LIVVI FRANC INTERVIEW!!!!!


What is your full REAL name?
 
Olivia Charlotte Waithe
 
When and where were you born?
 
England
 
Where did you grow up?
 
Beautiful Barbados!
 
What schools did you attend?
 
Bayley’s Primary and Queen’s College
 
When did your passion for music start?
 
From quite young.  I can remember being fascinated by musical instruments from as early at 3! I definitely preferred them over dolls!
 
Were you musically active at school (school pageants, concerts, morning school assembly performances)?
 
I did the usual…performances at pageants.
 
How were you noticed – what were the series of events that occurred leading up to your signing with Jive Records?
 
It was all about assembling a team of people who believed in my talent and potential.  Then lots of hard work-vocal training, fitness training, songwriting sessions, etc. and good connections to help get my demo heard. That was how it was done both locally and internationally.
 
Tell us about the experience. The training and the grooming, developing into the artiste that you are today.
 
It is all about discipline.  Lots and lots of discipline.  You have to really want this and all that comes along with it!  The key to success is having a team around you to motivate you even when you do not feel so enthusiastic about another fitness session or vocal training session.
 
How did you come up with the name ‘Livvi Franc’?
 
It is a fusion of my nickname and my grandfather’s first name, since he was the first person to notice my artist ability.  But I spelled Frank with a “c”, because it looked funkier that way.

 

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Still from Livvi's newly released 'Now I'm That Chick' music video

 
What was the transition like, moving from a little island like Barbados to the ‘Big Apple’?
 
It was not so hard, since the process of recording my album had me overseas regularly.  I was able to get used to living outside of Barbados gradually.
 
 
How would you describe your musical stylings?
 
Pop fusion
 
What would you say to those that compare you to Rihanna?
 
Thank you! She is beautiful, talented and hardworking.  So I say thank you!
 
Would you say that you think you have to be like Rihanna or match up to her in some way?
 
I think I can learn from an artist like Rihanna or Madonna.  They’ve paved the road most emerging artists have to travel.  But no.  I think being yourself is always the best way to realize your goals and dreams.
 
If you could make ALL the decisions (career-wise), what would you do exactly?
 
Wow!  There is just so much to do…I do not think I would want all of that responsibility.  But I would definitely love to be able to force labels to take a chance on the music that is different.
 
How would you describe your personal style?

 
Hmmm, it depends on my mood…I’m a Gemini.  But generally, I am about experimenting.  Mixing patterns and colours  I also like multi-purpose pieces…you know, like dresses that can also be skirts and tops.

 


 
What is your dream accomplishment as a recording artiste?
 
Of course it would be to win a Grammy for best song, best new artist, or album of the year!!
 
Anything in the near future that you are at liberty to say?
 
My album will be coming out early 2010!

ERIC ARCHIBALD: Fashion Stylist

I was born in Antigua WI on April 4th 1970
I can not say I was destined to be a fashion stylist, growing up I new nothing about the business.
I’ve always have a love for fashion, growing up with Grandmother and Mother, who were both seamstress, I would always admire what there were wearing or discussing when I came to fashion.
I got introduced to the business by a very good friend, his name is Michael Williams an Actor. He said to me one day, would i like to style him for a photo shoot, I replied what’s that! it was my first gig. I knew at that point that was going to be my career.
My rise in fashion industry have been amazing. I started out assisting June Ambrose a famous stylist, at a denim wear company called cross colors and karl kani in the early nineties. working with artist 2pac pdiddy R kelly and the list goes on.
Most loyal client I would have to say VH1 Hip hop honors this will be my six year styling the show. I’m also working on Amerie new project witch I’m really excited about, we have a really great connection.
Guilty pleasures Gossip girl love the show. listening to Madonna she rocks.
I love to lounge with my fiends at fashion week. It’s the only way.
At the moment MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA is my Favorite designer.
my is style rocker chic. Not new but always current.
I’m a bona-fide fashionista it’s my life.

Look out for my show STLY’D on MTV this fall.When and where were you born?

 

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Dre: Would you say that you were destined to be a fashion stylist?

Eric: I was born in Antigua WI on April 4th 1970

Dre: How did you realize that it was a passion of yours?

Eric: I can not say I was destined to be a fashion stylist, growing up I new nothing about the business. I’ve always have a love for fashion, growing up with Grandmother and Mother, who were both seamstress, I would always admire what there were wearing or discussing when I came to fashion.
 

Dre: How did you get introduced to the fashion industry? (how did you get into it?)

Eric: I got introduced to the business by a very good friend, his name is Michael Williams an Actor. He said to me one day, would i like to style him for a photo shoot, I replied what’s that! it was my first gig. I knew at that point that was going to be my career.
 

Dre: Tell us about your rise in fashion styling. What have your experiences been like?

Eric: My rise in fashion industry hse been amazing. I started out assisting June Ambrose a famous stylist, at a denim wear company called Cross Colours and Karl Kani in the early nineties orking with artists like; 2pac, pdiddy, R kelly and the list goes on.

Dre: Who would you say is your most loyal client?

Eric: Most loyal client I would have to say VH1 Hip hop honors this will be my six year styling the show. I’m also working on Amerie new project witch I’m really excited about, we have a really great connection.
 

Dre: Okay, let’s get a little superficial (laughs).  What are your guilty pleasures?

Eric: Guilty pleasures.. Gossip Girl, love the show.. listening to Madonna, she rocks.

Dre: Would you rather lounge with friends or go to fashion week?
 

Eric: I love to lounge with my fiends at fashion week. It’s the only way.

Dre: Who is your favourite designer?
 

Eric: At the moment MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA is my Favorite designer.

Dre: How would you describe your own style?
 

Eric: My style is rocker chic. Not new but always current.

Dre: Would you say that you are a bona-fide fashionista or is this just a job?

Eric: I’m a bona-fide fashionista it’s my life.


Look out for Eric’s show STLY’D on MTV this fall. ;)

 

Dre: Would you say that you were destined to be a fashion stylist?

Eric: I was born in Antigua WI on April 4th 1970

Dre: How did you realize that it was a passion of yours?

Eric: I can not say I was destined to be a fashion stylist, growing up I new nothing about the business. I’ve always have a love for fashion, growing up with Grandmother and Mother, who were both seamstress, I would always admire what there were wearing or discussing when I came to fashion.

Dre: How did you get introduced to the fashion industry? (how did you get into it?)

Eric: I got introduced to the business by a very good friend, his name is Michael Williams an Actor. He said to me one day, would i like to style him for a photo shoot, I replied what’s that! it was my first gig. I knew at that point that was going to be my career.

Dre: Tell us about your rise in fashion styling. What have your experiences been like?

Eric: My rise in fashion industry hse been amazing. I started out assisting June Ambrose a famous stylist, at a denim wear company called Cross Colours and Karl Kani in the early nineties orking with artists like; 2pac, pdiddy, R kelly and the list goes on.

Dre: Who would you say is your most loyal client?

Eric: Most loyal client I would have to say VH1 Hip hop honors this will be my six year styling the show. I’m also working on Amerie new project witch I’m really excited about, we have a really great connection.
 

Dre: Okay, let’s get a little superficial (laughs).  What are your guilty pleasures?

Eric: Guilty pleasures.. Gossip Girl, love the show.. listening to Madonna, she rocks.

Dre: Would you rather lounge with friends or go to fashion week?

Eric: I love to lounge with my fiends at fashion week. It’s the only way.

Dre: Who is your favourite designer?

Eric: At the moment MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA is my Favorite designer.

Dre: How would you describe your own style?

Eric: My style is rocker chic. Not new but always current.

Dre: Would you say that you are a bona-fide fashionista or is this just a job?

Eric: I’m a bona-fide fashionista it’s my life.


Look out for Eric’s show STLY’D on MTV this fall. ;)

Vita: Follow-Up Interview (Part 1)

Dre: What has it been like since our last interview?

Vita: It has been chaotic since I permanently moved to New York. I have been doings lots of interviews and meetings with radio stations from across America and I also had a meeting with Teen Vogue. I’m going to be touring with Cobra Starship starting 25th August until September 6th and I will be going on more tours after that. (All tour dates are available on Vita’s MySpace)

Dre: Awesome! I heard you did your video for Like Boom.

Vita: OH MY GOSH, Yes!! I went to L.A. (Los Angeles) to shoot it [she says with huge smile]. The video was directed by the same director that did Livvi (Franc)’s video (Now I’m That Chick), British director Sarah Chatfield.

Dre: When is it coming out?

Vita: Hmm.. later on this year, like, between September and November.

Dre: Anything about the album that you can talk about?

Vita: Well, nothing has been finalized as yet. I’ve been so busy getting ready for performances and rehearsals for the tour. There isn’t a title or anything as yet. We’ got some great tracks lined up, like Not Gonna Happen, Get Out of My Head and some others (Like Boom & Get Out of My Head are available on Vita’s MySpace). I’m also going to be starting songwriting again with another songwriter sometime soon. We’re also getting ready to do some merchandising for the concerts, so that when the fans, that I hope I have (laughs), want a Vita t-shirt or something, they can get one. (smiles)

More to come ;)…

MISS UNIVERSE 2009: Venezuela Wins Again!!!

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The winning moment. Miss Universe 2008, Dayana Mendoza (also from VENEZUELA) passing on the 'torch'.

VIVA VENEZUELA!!!!

This year’s Miss Univers Pageant was held at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. Miss Venezuela, Stefania Fernandez, was crowned Miss Universe 2009! The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela must ecstatic!! Their country has won the most coveted and prestigious of all pageant titles, two times IN A ROW. First with Dayana Mendoza and now Stefania Fernandez.

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Miss Venezuela during the swimsuit segment of the competition. Being checked out my rapper Flo-Rida, (hmm.. subtle? lol)

Fernandez, being a high scorer throughout the competition, was made a strong hopeful for the title of Miss Universe 2009.

Andre Leon Talley

Valeria Mazza

The final decision was made by a celebrity panel of judges, including Fashion Editor of American Vogue Magazine, Andre Leon Talley and supermodel Valeria Mazza.

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Newly crowned MISS UNIVERSE 2009, Stefania Fernandez and co-owner of the Miss Universe Organization, Donald Trump.

Legendary Actress and Fashion Icon: Edie Sedgwick (Part 1)

Edie Sedgwick with cigarette and glass

Known to those as ‘The Factory Girl’, Edith Minturn “Edie” Sedgwick made her way to New York City in 1964 from Santa Barbara, California. In 1965 she quickly became the ultimate muse for artist and avant-garde filmmaker Andy Warhol.Warhol placed in her first film, Vinyl, his interpretation of the novel A Clockwork Orange, though it was originally to be an male cast. Then she made a cameo appearance in another Warhol film, Horse.


Who knew that this was the beginning of stardom for Edie?

Edie’s appearances generated so much hype that Warhol decided to start making movies that would have Edie be the star. One of the most popular of these was Poor Little Rich Girl, which was originally conceived as part of a series featuring Edie called The Poor Little Rich Girl Saga.

Wikipedia describes this film with intimate detail; ”The first reel shows Sedgwick waking up, ordering coffee and orange juice, and putting on her makeup in silence with only an Everly Brothers record playing. Due to a problem with the camera lens, the footage on the first reel is completely out of focus. The second reel consists of Sedgwick smoking cigarettes, talking on the telephone, trying on clothes, and describing how she had spent her entire inheritance in six months.”

The September Issue: Inside Anna’s World

The September issue of VOGUE Magazine is known to all in fashion as the January of the fashion industry. Now, film maker R.J. Cutlers dares to go behind the scenes and uncover all of the juicy secrets, backstage mad rushes, deadlines and capturing the feared and revered personality of the Editor-in-chief of American VOGUE, Anna Wintour.

The highly anticipated release has been slated for September 11th 2009. This fabulous film will reveal the story of the legendary Queen of fashion’; Anna Wintour and her larger-than-life team of editors like Andre Leon Talley, creating the issue and ruling the world of fashion.

“He says he didn’t do the colosseum dress. He says he didn’t like it so he didn’t do it.” Those were the words that brought the look of absolute shock to the face of Anna Wintour, said by a photographer who refused to shoot the piece simply because he didn’t like. The expression was priceless and classic Wintour (wide eyes and lips slightly ajar).

I’m sure that you all are going to make certain that you see this movie/documentary. Looks like it’s going to be legendary (like the other Wintour inspired film The Devil Wears Prada)

Trailer available on YouTube .