|Pixie Lott on beauty style and starring in Breakfast at Tiffany’s|
|Posted by Eliza on Aug 30 tags: Articles, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Interviews, Updates|
Some people may have been surprised when pop star Pixie Lott landed the starring role of Holly Golightly in the stage version of Breakfast At Tiffany’s, but the singer actually started her career in the theatre.Pixie, 25, joined stage school aged five and had appeared in a West End production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by the time she was 16. And, she says, she always knew that she wanted to be a star.“There was never any other option in my head. As a kid I used to watch documentaries about Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera and I knew that was what I wanted. I’d work out all the steps it took to get them where they were.
“I was fascinated by them going to auditions, learning dance routines. Even when I was 10, I was thinking I needed to hurry up.
Music was and is my first love and number one passion, but extending my energies into beauty felt like a natural addition to that.
What is your favourite product in the collection and why?
My favourite one is the pink sorbet wash in hair dye – I just love the colour. I’m also a huge fan of the chalks and sprays as I can play around with them when I don’t have time to go for an all-over colour change.
How do you stay in such good shape? Can you explain your typical weekly workout regime?
I don’t tend to work out or go to the gym but I always feel like I am racing around and on my feet.
When I did Strictly, it was such a great workout regime. I hope to get back into dancing when I have a little time off. I always make sure I drink enough water and generally eat healthily, however I don’t ever limit myself or cut out treats.
What kind of diet do you stick to?
I’ve never dieted, I just tend to eat healthily and enjoy everything in moderation. If you want a treat, you should treat yourself.
She’s such an inspiration, always so elegant and beautiful. While the Holly I play is based on the book, it’s still such an honour to be mentioned in the same sentence as Audrey.
I really identify with the character of Holly Golightly, little things like we are both short-sighted, both live at Number 2 and have a brother we dote on. Has starring in Breakfast At Tiffany’s influenced your personal style? I’ve found myself becoming more and more influenced by 1940s fashion and beauty. It’s really opened up my eyes to that era.
What’s your favourite make-up look for daytime and evening?
My favourite daytime look is dewy skin with the help of a highlighter, a simple coat of mascara and a subtle lip gloss. For the evening I like to go for a smokey eye and a set of Eylure lashes.
Which one beauty product couldn’t you live without?
I couldn’t live without my Nubo Cell Dynamic Day SPF20 Moisturiser – I love this moisturiser, and it also helps to protect my skin in the sun.
What’s your best budget buy?
I love Max Factor’s mascara – it’s so good and last for hours. I would also recommend the Pixie Paint chalks – they’re a lot of fun.
What is your one favourite anti-ageing trick?
Drink lots of water – it’s the key to healthy, young-looking skin.
Source: Daily Star UK
|Pixie Lott: My Holly is different to Hepburn’s|
|Posted by Eliza on Jul 21 tags: Articles, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Interviews|
How does it feel to be making your West End debut in Breakfast At Tiffany’s ?
The tour has been epic, how are you feeling?
Had you always wanted to be an actress?
I just had to learn the words really, it is such a wordy piece. I have loads of lines, so I had to properly get them into my head.
Were you a fan of the original book?
Was Audrey Hepburn a big influence?
How would you describe your Holly?
What has it been like working with Nikolai Foster as your first director?
Is it right that you’re producing an album at the same time?
Was it hard to switch between the music studio and the stage?
Are you having to have very early nights and use honey and lemon?
So you didn’t make a sneaky trip to Latitude last weekend?
You’re working with a real life cat – how has that been?
Breakfast at Tiffany’s is in previews at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, opening on 28 July and runs until 17 September.
Source: Whats On Stage
|Why Britney Spears (& Everyone Else) Is Crushing on Pixie Lott|
|Posted by Eliza on Jul 21 tags: Articles, Interviews|
Pixie Lott first made waves back in 2009, when she released a series of hit singles that took Britain by storm, like “Mama Do (Uh oh uh oh).”
These days, she’s taking a break from the pop star thing, and keeping it very classy with a gig as Holly Golightly in the stage adaptation of Breakfast at Tiffany’s in the UK. Lucky for us, however, the actress-singer-songwriter took a break from her day job to answer some questions about dating when you’re famous, guilty pleasure songs, and that one time Britney Spears shouted Pixie out for #WCW.
Is your real name Pixie Lott?
My real name is Victoria Louise Lott, but my parents called me Pixie from when I was a baby as I was so small. It’s stuck and now all my family and friends call me Pixie, I am hardly ever called Victoria.
When did you dye your hair blonde?
I’m blonde naturally, but a little darker than I am right now. I started dying it when I was a teenager and have kept it since then. I’ve been enjoying experimenting with my PAINT range too — the sorbet shade was one of my favorites. While I am doing Breakfast At Tiffany’s I have to keep it blonde though.
Who is your favorite designer?
That’s a tough one… it’s so hard to choose! I love Dolce and Gabbana, since all of their dresses seem to be a perfect fit for me. I also love Fendi and Dior.
What’s a song people are surprised you like?
A random guilty pleasure that I know all the words to is Puddle Of Mud’s “She Hates Me.”
How do you feel about Instagram?
I love Instagram and it’s one of my favorite social media platforms. What I like about Instagram is that you can still keep up an air of mystery, it doesn’t need to be me sharing everything about my life. Oh! And Britney Spears picked me as her #WCW one week and I was blown away and so not expecting it. I haven’t met her yet, but she’s one of my favorite performers.
Who’s your favorite British band of all time?
The Beatles. They’ve written some of the best pop songs of all time. I just love listening to them and always feel inspired afterwards.
What’s the most important life lesson you’ve learned in the past year?
To never stop working hard, take risks and challenge yourself. This year I stepped fully out of my comfort zone and it was really daunting playing Holly in Breakfast At Tiffany’s. I had to take dialect lessons to perfect her accent, learn a huge script, learn how to play guitar – it was certainly nerve-wracking, but I am loving every moment now.
What’s your favorite flower?
At the moment, I love sunflowers. You can’t go wrong with roses and lilies though, they’re an all time fav.
What’s dating like when you’re famous?
There’s not much difference dating when you’re famous versus when you’re not. There are more pictures taken when you’re scooting about on adventures though.
Shot at The Cuckoo Club in London
Source: The Galore Magazine
|EXCLUSIVE – Interview with Pixie Lott | Sunday World|
|Posted by Eliza on Jun 1 tags: Articles, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Interviews|
SHE is the pop princess and style icon with the golden touch and Pixie Lott is convinced her success story will continue when she transports her latest venture to the Dublin stage.
The 25-year-old who boasts a trio of UK No.1 singles in a career that has seen her shoot to fame with a winning combination of her vocal talents and her stunning looks is now set to turn her attention to a whole new challenge, as she makes her acting debut in the role of Holly Golightly in the stage adaptation of Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
As Pixie sat down with the Sunday World (below) at a plush London hotel, her infectious enthusiasm for all aspects of her relentlessly scrutinised life shone through, as well as her sparkling beauty that was presented in a colourful dress that few could carry off with such grace.
You might expect the star who has been the focus of so many camera lenses down the years to have a modicum of nerves bubbling inside as she throws herself into a debut stage role, yet we found her bursting with enthusiasm to entertain an Irish audience in a week-long run at the Bord Gáis Theatre starting on June 13th.
“In this role, I can get into the zone of being someone else, but I guess there will be more pressure when we are performing in front of the press or whatever is coming up ahead of these shows.
“I feel more excitement than nervousness right now as it is a great thrill to get this part. I am determined to make the most of it.
“One of the best parts of this for me is that we are taking the show to Dublin, which has always been one of my favourite cities.
“I have very fond memories of my trips over to Ireland. On my last trip there, I had a rare day when I wasn’t working and we could explore.
“We went up to the Guinness factory, which was great fun. Then we went to Johnnie Fox’s pub and they had some amazing Irish dancers up there. It was a great experience.
“Then we moved around a few different Irish pubs and in every corner, there were musicians singing songs and the atmosphere was so incredible. It is such a good vibe. I just love it.
“I don’t know why everyone seems to be a good singer in your country, but from my experience, everyone loves to get up and sing a song in a pub in Ireland and I just love that culture.”
Pixie’s adoration of all things Irish extends to some of our musical heroes, although she needed a little prompting when we asked her to pick out her favourite musicians from our shores.
“I don’t even know what bands are Irish, can you help me out here and give me a few,” she responded, as she scrambled uncomfortably to find an answer.
“Oh hang on, I love The Script,” she interjected. “Breakeven is an amazing song. The lyrics are just fantastic.
“I supported them was I was 18 or whatever and they were really nice to me.”
This former X Factor guest judge has crammed so much into her short career and yet she is stepping out of her comfort zone to take on her new stage role.
Holly Golightly is the fictional and iconic American socialite in 1940s New York, with her willingness to befriend the richest men in the city ensuring she was showered with gifts and invitations to attend the most glamorous events in town.
After a successful run of Breakfast at Tiffaney’s in the UK, Lott hopes Irish audiences will enjoy the adaptation of Trueman Capote’s novel that has plenty of differences compares to the movie that featured Audrey Hepburn in the role she is now playing on stage.
“I read the book and tried to visualize how I saw Holly, to make her as real as possible” continues Pixie, who has learned to play the guitar for this role. “That’s when I quickly discovered am like her in so many ways
“The book says she is forgetful and short sighted, which I am. She lives at Flat No.2 and so do I. She has a Japanese next-door neighbour and so do I.
“She is free spirited a loves her brother so much, which are two aspects of her that as so closely related to me as well. I can associate with Holly in so many ways.
“Also, I’ve always wanted to do a play because I love acting. I went to theatre school as a kid, but singing was always my focus. Acting is something I thought I might have a go at one day if the right opportunity came along.
Lott is already working on a new studio album and insists “music will always be No.1 for me”, but she is open to all ideas for the next chapter of her career, which may even include a more permanent return to the X Factor set-up.
“I love acting and dancing as well, obviously I am a massive fashion fan as well,” she says.
“Luckily in my life so far, a lot of different opportunities have come along and you never know what exciting opportunity will come up next.
When you look at Lott’s delicately petite appearance, it can only be assumed that she spends most of her spare time working hard in the gym, yet she has stated that she avoids the gym for the good of her career.
“My vocal coach told me that going to the gym too much can put a strain on your vocal chords, so that was good enough reason for me not to go,” she added with a smile, as she confirms that her model boyfriend Oliver Cheshire (below) spends plenty of hours working off the pounds on running machines.
This is a young lady who has grown up in the spotlight, with the paparazzi perched outside the hotel waiting where our interview took place in the hope of catching a glimpse of a girl who has got used to being the centre of attention serves as a reminder that this is one star camera lenses will never tire of seeing.
Who knows where this versatile performer will pop up next, but Pixie Lott is here to stay.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s has a week-long run at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre from 13 – 18 June.
Source: Sunday World
|Quick-fire questions with Pixie Lott | Harper’s Bazaar UK|
|Posted by Eliza on Apr 21 tags: Interviews, Videos|
|Pixie Lott interview with BBC Breakfast|
|Posted by Eliza on Apr 14 tags: Breakfast at Tiffany's, Interviews, Videos|
|Pixie Lott interview with What’s On|
|Posted by Eliza on Mar 23 tags: Articles, Interviews|
The singer/songwriter and actress, currently playing Holly Golightly in the new UK touring production of play Breakfast at Tiffany’s, talks diamonds, hot showers and high heels.
Tell us about the new stage version of Breakfast at Tiffany’s…
How does it feel to be playing such an iconic character as Holly Golightly?
Do you feel the pressure is on because Holly is such a well-loved character?
Some might say this is quite a departure for you as you are best known for your music…
Was there a tough audition process?
Did you have the classic Breakfast at Tiffany’s Audrey poster when you were growing up?
Did you know that Truman Capote originally wanted Marilyn Monroe for the role, but her agent advised her against playing ‘a lady of the evening’?
Are you like Holly in any way?
Does it concern you that audiences will be making comparisons with Audrey, as that is the Holly they know best?
The song Moon River is obviously hugely associated with the story – how does it feel to be performing such a classic song?
You learned to play guitar especially for the role – what was that like?
There is music from the era and original music by Grand Olding – so do other songs feature in the play?
This is your first major stage role since you were a child/teenager – why did you leave theatre for so long?
The chemistry between ‘Fred’ and Holly is intrinsic to the story – how do you get on with your co-star Matt Barber?
At its heart, this is a love story, focusing on Holly’s self-discovery – would you agree?
Does your Holly have a cat?
Can you remember the first time you became aware of Breakfast at Tiffany’s (the novel or the film)?
Let’s talk about costumes as Holly’s look is so iconic – will you be wearing Givenchy like Audrey?
Have you ever done the whole having a coffee and Danish pastry outside Tiffany’s thing?
The play is touring before it moves to the West End – you must have packing for the road down to perfection?
What can we expect to find in your dressing room – will it be as chaotic as Holly’s apartment?
Has your boyfriend Oliver [Cheshire] been helping you with your lines?
What will surprise audiences most about the play?
How would you sum the play up in a few words?
Danish pastries or croissants?
Diamonds or Pearls?
Night in or Night out?
Couture or High street?
Acting or Singing?
Cats or Dogs?
Baths or showers?
Champagne or Whisky?
Heels or flats?
By Jeremy Mark
Source: Whats On
|Pixie Lott interview with Fabulous Magazine|
|Posted by Eliza on Feb 21 tags: Articles, Interviews|
THERE aren’t many people who do Positive Mental Attitude better than Pixie Lott. She’s so relentlessly cheerful, so permanently bushy-tailed, that it’s difficult to imagine anything getting her down.
Take the disappointment of her eponymous third album – released in the summer of 2014 – failing to break into the Top 10, and the last couple of singles not faring particularly well either.
Bromley-born Pixie, 25, simply shrugs her shoulders. “I just keep on going,” she says on coping when music she’s poured her heart and soul into doesn’t, for whatever reason, quite cut the mustard in terms of chart performance.
“I do stuff that I believe in myself. You can’t keep everybody happy all the time, so you need to keep doing what you enjoy and do what you think is right.
“When I stop enjoying myself, I’ll just pack it in! But I don’t think that’ll ever happen, because I have the bug to just keep going. I’ve been doing this for ages and the buzz is still the same as it was from the start.”
Nevertheless, she acknowledges that it’s important to diversify, which is why she’s put music on the back-burner in order to concentrate on adding strings to her bow – hence her upcoming lead role in a new stage version of Breakfast At Tiffany’s. She’s constantly writing new material, but admits it’s unlikely anything will be released until next year.
“Music has been and still is my number one, but there are other areas I want to focus on,” she says. “Doing Strictly [in 2014] was definitely branching out of my comfort zone, and I learned so much from that, and that’s what I’m hoping for from Breakfast At Tiffany’s.
“I remember going to see Chicago on Broadway when I was about 15 and Usher was performing as Billy Flynn, and I knew then not to be afraid to go into other areas and to be as rounded a performer as you can be.”
Every time we’ve shot and interviewed Pixie for the cover of Fabulous, she’s been nothing less than completely charming. She’s unassuming, unstarry and undemanding, and so laid-back there can’t be much in life that ruffles her feathers.
Since she arrived on the music scene back in 2009 with the No.1 debut single Mama Do, Pixie – who was born Victoria but was given the nickname as a baby – has gone on to establish herself as one of the country’s most stylish celebs.
She rarely puts a fashion foot wrong and designers such as Dolce & Gabbana, who have become good friends, queue up to dress her. She’s never afraid to experiment, doesn’t ever take herself too seriously and switches easily between grunge, glam, classic cuts and more offbeat styles.
She makes flat shoes look sexy every time – nobody does a brogue quite like Pixie. And it all makes her the perfect choice to be our Style Issue cover star.
“I do love fashion,” she says. “I think my favourite era will always be the 1960s. It can be quirky, fun and sexy, but also classic and beautiful. I love Brigitte Bardot, Edie Sedgwick, Marilyn Monroe…I love Audrey Hepburn as well. So I like to keep it contemporary but inspired by different eras.”
The spare room of her east London flat sounds like a fashionista’s heaven. She describes vast piles of designer clothes, vintage handbags and “millions and millions” of shoes, which means her second bedroom is not fit for purpose and bursting at the seams.
“No, just chaos,” she says, holding her hands up. “Total chaos, like, everywhere. It’s so bad and I need to organise it because it’s crazy to live in. I’ve got too much stuff and I never put anything away.
“I’ve tried to do clear-outs, but there’s just so much of it, I wouldn’t know where to start. I get attached to things. I’m like: ‘Ooh, this could come in handy if I ever have to dress up as a policeman…’ Basically, I need a bigger place with more space.”
Which is why she’s spending more time on Rightmove than Net-A-Porter these days – not that there’s much space in the schedule for house-hunting, either. Pixie is in the middle of rehearsing six days a week for the iconic role of Holly Golightly in Breakfast At Tiffany’s, which will tour the country between March and June before landing in London’s West End for a three-month run at Theatre Royal Haymarket.
She’s currently based in Leicester, where the cast are rehearsing for five weeks until the tour kicks off there. We meet at a cocktail bar in the East Midlands city, and Pixie – in typically upbeat spirits despite having just finished a full-on 10-hour rehearsal – arrives with her guitar slung on her back and orders a cup of tea.
She’s dressed down in a pair of J Brand skinnies, a Bella Freud jumper and the cutest pair of Minna Parikka bunny “sneaks” (complete with rabbit ears and fluffy tail), and is wrapped up against the February chill in a toasty parka by Ruby Sky London.
Pixie is in the enviable position of often being handed expensive freebies, which no doubt add to the disarray in that out-of-control spare bedroom.
“I know I’m lucky, whether things are gifted or even if I just borrow them for an event and then send them back. I still get excited. Dolce & Gabbana sent me and Oliver a Valentine’s his ‘n’ hers box. There was this amazing dress, purse and phone case, and I was all: ‘Oh my god.’”
Oliver is Oliver Cheshire, 27, Pixie’s live-in boyfriend and a male model with campaigns for the likes of D&G and Calvin Klein under his belt – and the sort of cheekbones that could slice metal.
She met him at a fashion show six years ago and the two of them quickly became friends. He came to watch her support Rihanna in London, and they later ended up in New York at the same time, where they went out with a group of friends. As they saw each other more, the friendship developed into romance.
“I always thought he was really nice because he seemed, like, really normal,” says Pixie. “I think that was it more than anything else, and I sort of got him straight away. In that showbizzy world, he was just like a person from back home. He was really easy to talk to.”
Does she ever worry that she met The One at the age of 19, before she’d experienced more of life?
“No,” she replies, very definitely. “I think every relationship is different and there are no real rules. Some of my friends have dated loads of people and others are still with the first person they started going out with, a bit like me. If it feels right, you just go with it.”
Both Pixie and Oliver’s schedules mean long spells apart. He’s been travelling to Leicester when work allows it, but Pixie admits there are stretches when, save for FaceTime, they barely see each other.
“Either I’m away or he’s away, and those times are hard. But we’re used to it because it’s been like that since the beginning. We have complete trust, and I think if we didn’t have that, it would be much more difficult than it is. I’d like to think we were heading that way [towards marriage], definitely.”
Aside from performing, Pixie also has a collection of hair products called Paint – which includes chalks, metallic sprays and wash-out colours – as well as her own eyelash range. There’s the possibility of a fashion line in the future, although it would be different from her collaboration with Lipsy a few years ago – an arrangement that produced four successful collections but that didn’t sit comfortably with Pixie.
“Some of the pieces – which had to be there because they were their bestsellers – were not things I would personally wear. I’d want to do it so every single piece was my own,” she says.
Pixie drains her teacup and happily poses for a selfie with an eagle-eyed fan who has spotted her huddled away in our low-lit corner.
As she leaves to head back to her temporary digs, she mentions a recent meeting in LA with the legendary producer Quincy Jones, who gave her some advice she now plans to live by: “He told me: ‘Have humility with your creativity and grace with your success,’” she says.
Pixie already has both those things in spades.
Source: Fabulous Magazine
|Notion Magazine interview with Pixie Lott|
|Posted by Eliza on Jan 13 tags: Interviews, Updates|
NOTION: Did you and Oliver have a great Christmas and New Year?
PIXIE: I had a great Christmas and New Year with my family and Oliver in Verbier, Switzerland. Oliver arrived on Boxing Day and we skied most days ❄🎿
NOTION: 25 is a big year. What are you most excited about this year?
PIXIE: I feel like it’s a bit of a turning point – new year, turning 25, new music, first lead acting role – so much to look forward to in 2016. I am especially excited for everyone to hear my new music. Music is my passion but I’m also excited to play Holly Golighty in Breakfast At Tiffany’s. It’s such an iconic role and a dream role for me – she’s amazing! I have not performed on a West End stage since I was 12 and performed in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang while studying at Italia Conti. It’s going to be nerve wracking but I can’t wait.
NOTION: Birthdays are also a time of reflection of past years. What has been the most important lesson you have learned so far?
PIXIE: I love celebrating my birthday big with family and friends. I think I have learnt to take everything with a pinch of salt and do what makes you happy!
NOTION: Let’s talk about your new track with Akelle! It’s a fantastic track and your voices complement each other perfectly. Did you enjoy working with him?
PIXIE: Yes, he is so talented and easy to work with! I can’t wait to do more. I’m so excited for everyone to hear what we did. I wanted to premiere it on my birthday to give my fans a little treat from me – I hope they like it as much as I do!
NOTION: How did you come to work together?
PIXIE: It was great writing and being in the studio with him, and the producer PRGRSHN. We just went into the studio for literally a couple of hours and sang lyrics and melodies and it just came out so easy! They’re such talented people and lovely to be around. I love WSTRN’s music – ‘In2’ is such a great track and was one of my favourite tunes of last year.
NOTION: Your fans will be dying to know what other new music you have lined up. Can you reveal anything?
PIXIE: I’m so excited for my fans to hear what I have been working on in LA! I spent lots of time there last year and have written tons of new tracks.
NOTION: Lastly, how will you be celebrating today?
PIXIE: I have been celebrating with my friends over the weekend in Verbier and I fly back at lunchtime today! I’m having a cartoon character themed party in London – you have to go for it when it’s your birthday.. I love celebrating woo!!
Source: Notion Magazine
|UPDATE: Pixie Lott: Imperfections are what make you unique|
|Posted by Eliza on Dec 19 tags: Interviews, Updates|
Which beauty products do you swear by?
A good moisturiser is an essential. I moisturise morning and evening and I love La Roche-Posay and Vichy.
What are your essential cosmetics?
It’s important to have a good mascara – a favourite is Max Factor Masterpiece. I use Benefit Watt’s Up face highlighter for a dewy glow.
Do you diet?
No, I love food too much to diet. I think everything in moderation, and you have to treat yourself sometimes.
What part of your body would you change?
I always think it’s good to feel comfortable with who you are. Imperfections are what make you unique.
Would you ever consider cosmetic surgery?
At the moment I don’t think I would, but never say never. If people get cosmetic surgery and it helps boost their confidence, I don’t see any problem with that.
How do you pamper yourself?
I treat myself to a manicure and pedicure with my friends.
Describe your style…
Sometimes classic, sometimes quirky and fun.
Do you have a favourite shop or designer?
Dolce & Gabbana, Moschino, and Chanel. My favourite high street stores are Topshop and American Apparel.
Have you suffered any fashion disasters?
I’ve had lots of malfunctions. My dress unzipped during Leeds Festival and the show had to go on. Also, camera flashes make things see through and you don’t realise until it’s too late…
What will you be wearing on Christmas Day?
I love a good set of pyjamas, and will probably spend most of the day in those. I love being cosy at Christmas.
Paint by Pixie Lott is available exclusively from Superdrug stores and superdrug.com. The range starts from £2.99 for a highlighting pen.