We’ve got a major girl crush on British singer-songwriter Lianne La Havas. At only 22, her melodic voice and soulful sound have landed her tours with Bon Iver and Bombay Bicycle Club, making her one to watch on the transatlantic music scene. But beyond her musical talents (her infectious debut album Is Your Love Big Enough? is out August 7), we’re equally enchanted with La Havas’ sweet disposition and playful style.
Describing her sound as “organic with an underlying soulfulness,” La Havas drew on the “strong female voices” of her childhood—including Lauryn Hill, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu and Joni Mitchell—for inspiration. “The feeling I get from making a song is like nothing else and that’s what I do it for," she says. "I am so grateful for how everything’s going at the moment."
La Havas, who dropped by the Lucky offices in a floral button-up shirt—buttoned all the way up—navy and white vertical-striped shorts and black platform booties, describes her personal style as an eclectic mix. “On stage, I like to be really glamorous and to have like an hourglass type shape. My style a mix of girly and boyish, casual during the day and then sparkly extravagant hourglass shapes at night,” she says with a smile.
But the key to the singer’s sassy style? “Just having fun, being yourself and being confident.”
Click through the slideshow to see more of Lianne’s favorite things and check out Is Your Love Big Enough?, out August 7.
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