Last night WWD caught up with up-and-coming British chanteuse VV Brown before she took the stage at Express' 30th anniversary bash, co-hosted by Vogue and held at Eyebeam Studios in Chelsea.
Brown, who's slated to tour with P!nk in Europe this summer, was featured in WWD back in October. Since then, the 26-year-old's penchant for vintage threads (she has her own vintage e-tail site vvvintage.com), teased hair, and lots of sparkles and feathers hasn't waned. Here, in Brown's own words:
WWD: You're wearing bright green lipstick tonight. What's that about?
VV Brown: I really feel like 2011 is the year when people are going to become more eccentric with their makeup, like David Bowie. I think the way that music is going and culture is going is much more eccentric.
WWD: Do you think that has anything to do with Lady Gaga?
VVB: I don't know. I'm from Europe, where people dress like that all the time. We're used to very extravagant clothes.
WWD: People in Europe really dress like Lady Gaga?
VVB: London has a punk underground culture. It's a little bit more experimental than New York. New York is very business-like and aggressive. People wear a lot less color and their clothes are little bit more simplistic.
WWD: Other than your green lipstick, your outfit tonight is fairly conservative. Is that typical for you?
VVB: When it's my own gig, I am more theatrical--I wear lots of feathers and usually work with a costume designer to design my outfits. The only thing that I'll wear on stage that might be like [what I would wear] at one of my shows is a mask. But today we're here for Vogue and Express, so when in Rome.