I’m spending the evening trying to persuade my hubby that the best birthday present I could receive this year would be Paloma Faith tickets for her June 7th gig at the O2. It would be true to say I’m more than a little obsessed with the singer, her sublime voice is the sort that could sell you a nursery rhyme, whilst her style combines the best of the quirky, the unique and the decidedly retro, sort of what would happen if Rita Hayworth had been combined with Minnie Mouse.
Even when we consider all the beautiful and stylish, and mega talented female singers we have on the music scene at the moment, from Emeli Sande to Rita Ora, not forgetting Rihanna, Jessie J and Taylor Swift, Paloma stills stands out, she’s funny and says exactly what she thinks (did you see her putting Ugg boots into Room 101?), and yet can reduce you to tears with the tender beauty of her songs, the voice sounding bruised and fragile on songs like ‘Just Be’.
2013 has been a vintage year in terms of style for Paloma watchers. From lace and jeweled beads at the Brit Awards, to outshining the acting talent in sequins and an Art Deco style headdress on stage at the Baftas, then getting set to wow America, and Perez Hilton in particular wearing a unusual pink dress and a hat Cruella De Ville would skin a multitude of puppies for, Paloma is never knowingly under-dressed, and I frankly love her all the more for it. Can you imagine her sporting this seasons dungarees, or a pair of Converse, or even, heaven forbid, a hoodie? Paloma is a byword for glamour, and that makes her style refreshing and inimitable, a feast for the eyes on every occasion.
Would love to know what you think of the fabulous Paloma, and her exquisite style choices.