Pixie Lott – Returns to FAULT for an exclusive Online covershoot

Shorts:  Dsquared2 | Top: Gracia | Heels: ASH

 

Returning to the music scene after three years would be seen as a challenge is anyone’s book. However, Pixie Lott is embracing this new chapter with vigour. After competing on Strictly Come Dancing, starring in a West End play and coaching on The Voice UK, Pixie is back with a bang. Now working on her fourth studio album which is set for release later this year, we quizzed Pixie on her brand new dance track, her love of acting, the best advice she’s ever been given and accepting her FAULTs.

 

Your new song ‘Baby’ has recently been released – tell us a bit more about it.

It’s a dance track which is really exciting for me because it’s so fun and I just love going out. I’ve not released music for a while so it’s nice to do something fun with it – it’s a very different sound for me. My favourite kind of music always has a soulful vibe so to have a dance track to come out first is really exciting. That being said, I have an acoustic version recorded where it’s literally just me and the piano. So when I perform it, I get the best of both worlds!
What were the inspirations behind this music?

Just having fun really! It’s a collaboration with Anton Powers – we met each other years ago at Party in the Park festival and we reconnected when I was in Ibiza with my best friends from school and he was out there djing. We said “let’s get in the studio” and it finally happened!

Dress: Laurel | Jewellery: Links of London

 

Last year you starred in Breakfast at Tiffany’s on the West End. How does acting on stage compare to singing?


It’s completely different. I love them both; singing is my number one passion, it’s what I will do forever – I couldn’t live without it, but acting is something that I really enjoy and I’m learning. That’s what’s so exciting about acting – you’re always learning with every new project and every new script you’re learning a new character. That’s why it really excites me, there’s so many different avenues. I would love to go into it more in the future whilst singing is something I’ve done my whole life.

Skirt: Genevieve Sweeney | Body: Boux Avenue | Jacket: Joshua Kane | Boots: Ego

 

Will you be acting again any time soon?
I think music will always take the front seat but if the right project with the right script comes up and they think I’m right for it and they want me to be a part of it as well then I will one hundred per cent do it. I love anything in the performing arts so anything that comes up which feels right, I will definitely do it. I want to keep learning.

 

What would be your dream role?
I think something similar [to Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s] but on TV or film. I learnt so much in the theatre and I would definitely do it again, it’s so much hard work – the hardest thing I’ve ever done. I would love to get experience in the TV and film world because I’ve only done a tiny bit.

Bra: Bjorn Borg | Net top: Miss PAP | Leather: Richards Radcliffe Heels: Chie Mihara | Trousers: J.Kwan

 

What is the best advice you’ve ever been given?
My dad always said “fail to prepare, prepare to fail”, which I always go by. I think the most important thing is happiness, to enjoy yourself as much as possible because life’s too short, nobody knows what’s going to happen, so just to try to embrace every little moment and really appreciate your friends and family.

Flat cap: Joshua Kane Leather: Sadie Clayton Body: Boux Avenue Shorts: Voir Lab Boots: Ego


Your life is followed closely by the media. How do you deal with the public interest?
I think by just by acting a little bit oblivious to it, not really reading into it too much. I’m sort of used to it I guess. I don’t let it affect me. I still do exactly the same things that I did when I was at school before I released any music, I still have exactly the same friends. We still go to Nando’s and Pizza Express and still have just as much fun.

 

Trousers: AQ/AQ Top: Sadie Clayton Jewellery: Julia Burness Heels: Furla

 

What is your FAULT?
I have lots of FAULTS! Time-keeping and forgetfulness, which really go hand in hand! I’m also quite unorganised. Those sort of traits will always stay with me. I’ve gotten a lot better than I was but I think it’s just in my bones unfortunately. My sister is the complete opposite – she’s so organised and always on time, everything she does is planned and thought out to the utmost, whereas I am nothing like that.

 

 

Words: Aimee Phillips

Photography Rossella Vanon

Styling: Rachel Gold @ Red Represents

Make up: Christabel Draffin using Charlotte Tilbury

Hair: Enzo Volpe @ Mandy Coakley using Color Proof

Nails: Georgia Hart@Stella Creatives using Orly

Photography assistance: Jessica Gates

Retouching: Rossella Vanon and Alice Galiotto

Location: Huddle Studios

Pixie Lott Returns To FAULT Magazine For Our Latest Online Covershoot (Sneak Peek)

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FAULT fans will remember our FAULT Magazine Issue 19 Cover shoot with Pixie Lott where we discussed her rise to prominence in the music industry and the feeling of “knowing” you were born to perform. Now Pixie returns to FAULT on the day of the release of new single ‘Baby’ a collaboration with Anton Powers released through 3beat to discuss the new single and of course – her FAULTs. Tomorrow, Pixie will be premiering the single live on The Voice Final. To celebrate the new release, we’re previewing a snippet from our upcoming Online Cover story with Pixie to tide fans over until the big reveal – enjoy and watch this space for the full feature coming soon!

 

You’ve got a new single out today, what can we expect to hear?

It’s a dance track which is really exciting for me because it’s so fun and I just love going out. I’ve not released music for a while so it’s nice to do something fun with it – it’s a very different for me. My favourite kind of music always has a soulful vibe so to have a dance track to come out first is really exciting. That being said, I have an acoustic version recorded also where I really get show a more sombre version.

What was the inspiration for the track?

Just having fun really! It’s a collaboration with Anton Powers and we met each other years ago when I was in Ibiza with my friends from school and we said “let’s get in the studio” and it finally happened!

 

Bra:            Bjorn Borg www.bjornborg.com  Net top:     Miss PAP www.misspap.co.uk Leather:     Richards Radcliffe www.rachardsradcliffe.com Heels:        Chie Mihara www.chiemihara.com Trousers:   J.Kwan www.jkwan.co.uk

Last year you were in Breakfast In Tiffany’s the broadway show and tomorrow you’ll be on The Voice. How does acting on stage compare with singing on stage?

It’s completely different. I love them both and singing is something I’ll do forever and can’t live without where as acting is something that I really enjoy and I’m still learning. That’s what’s so exciting about acting is because you’re always learning and learning new techniques with your characters and always growing.

What is your FAULT?

I have LOTs of FAULTS! Time-keeping and forgetfulness, which really go hand in hand! I’ve gotten a lot better than I was but I guess it’s in my bones. My sister, is the complete opposite and everything is planned and organised whereas I am nothing like that.

 

FULL SHOOT COMING SOON

 

Words: Aimee Phillips

Photography Rossella Vanon

Styling: Rachel Gold @ Red Represents 

Make up: Christabel Draffin using Charlotte Tilbury

Hair: Enzo Volpe @ Mandy Coakley using Color Proof

Nails: Georgia Hart@Stella Creatives using Orly

Photography assistance: Jessica Gates

Retouching: Rossella Vanon and Alice Galiotto

Location: Huddle Studios

 

Pixie Lott – first look at our exclusive shoot for FAULT Issue 18’s front cover

Pixie Lott: “Beauty comes from the inside out. If you are feeling good on the inside and give out love and kindness it does show, and makes you look and feel more beautiful.”  

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Pixie Lott was shot in London by photographer Simon Harris and styled by Marika Page exclusively for the front cover of FAULT Issue 18
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FAULT Magazine Issue 18 – the RAW Issue features British songstress Pixie Lott in anticipation of the imminent release of her eponymous third studio album. In addition to the front cover, Pixie’s feature – which includes an in-depth interview and exclusive photoshoot by photographer Simon Harris and stylist Marika Page – runs over 9 pages in the print issue. Pixie also covers the issue’s Music section inside the magazine.

The shoot, based on the issue’s theme of ‘RAW’, shows off Pixie’s natural beauty with the singer taking up some frank, unassuming poses to complement FAULT’s traditionally distinctive, often monochromatic, editorial style.

In the interview, entitled ‘Made for This‘, Pixie discusses the pressures of life in the public eye and her approach to staying positive, regardless of public reaction to her life away from music. She reflects on how the new album reflects her personality better than anything else she has released and her total conviction, even from an early age, that she was destined for a career in music.

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Interview by Chris Purnell

FAULT: I was wondering how it feels as a musician to have so many other aspects – particularly your fashion and beauty choices – sometimes overshadowing your chosen mode of expression?

PIXIE: I always want my music and live shows to be the most important [thing], as that means the most to me. There is no better feeling for me than singing live for people and I really want that to come across, especially with the new sound of my new album. But I do have a passion for fashion, make up and costume, and it’s fun that I get to combine it all.

You have said that your new record best represents you as opposed to your others. Why is that?

It’s very soul influenced but still current. I grew up listening to music from the 60s/70s and mixed that with who I am. It’s the favourite album I’ve made so far. It best represents me, with is why I named it ‘Pixie Lott.’

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Did you go into the studio with a clear plan for what the record was going to be, or was it more of a process?

I knew I wanted it to have a cohesive sound and not lose the soul.  It’s what I want my second album to be, but that didn’t end up happening.

From an early age you seemed destined to be singing and performing. Is that how it feels?

Yes, definitely. I always wanted to be a recording artist. I always had that goal to strive towards from an early age.

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Was there ever any doubt that what you were doing was the right thing?

Never.

Is there ever any doubt now?

Not at all.

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FAULT Issue 18 – The RAW Issue – is now available to pre-order

We are pleased to announce that FAULT Issue 18 – The RAW Issue – is available to order NOW.

Official release: 20/07/14

Pixie Lott was shot in London by photographer Simon Harris and styled by Marika Page exclusively for the front cover of FAULT Issue 18  Click here to pre-order your copy of this issue!

FAULT Issue 18 front cover star Pixie Lott was shot by Simon Harris and styled by Marika Page. Reversible cover star Dannii Minogue was shot by James D. Kelly and styled by Rachel Holland.
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FAULT Magazine  – the RAW Issue – proudly presents exclusive shoots and interviews with:

Dannii Minogue – REVERSIBLE COVER FEATURE

Pixie Lott

Ryan Tedder/One Republic

Example

Stromae

Ella Eyre

Lydia Hearst

Zara Martin

Corinne Bailey Rae

Alpines

SXSW ’14 – backstage exclusives

Plus a FAULTless selection of the the finest Film, Fashion, Music & Photography that ripped up the status quo in 2014 – all presented in style that juxtaposes, on the one hand, a sense of minimal, effortless style characterised in the world of contemporary fashion and, on the other, the untamed, in-your-face passion that underpins so much of the natural talent in the arts and entertainment industries.

 

This is your FAULT

 

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Pixie Lott announces release date for eponymous third album

 

Pixie-Lott 2014 album

 

Following the release of her single ‘Nasty’ in March, Pixie Lott has announced her next album will be released on the 4th August.

The self-titled album, Pixie Lott, was recorded between London and New York and is said to have been heavily influenced by 1960s soul, with songs from the era used as samples, blended into modern beats.

Check out the video for ‘Nasty’  below – and look out for more from Pixie in FAULT over the next few weeks!