#MISSGUIDEDDISCOVERED: RACHEL FOXX| March 9, 2017
R&B singer Rachel Foxx is the mega babe from East-London whose music is seriously attracting our attention rn. If you haven’t already, you’re gonna wanna give it a listen. We caught up with her to chat dream collabs, musical inspo and what’s on the agenda for the rest of 2017…
Tell us about yourself…
I’m a singer, songwriter from Hackney, East London. I would describe my sound as soulful R&B with hip hop influences. My vibe is old school but new school at the same time.
What 5 travel essentials can’t you live without on tour?
I can never ever travel without hair conditioner, my make-up bag, air forces, herbal tea and my laptop!
How would you describe your aesthetic and how does it inspire your music?
There’s no aesthetic really. I kinda go with the flow. I follow no rigid guidelines and I do what I want.
Who’s the coolest person you’ve met so far?
Probably Mel B, she’s like a living legend to me. I met her in California this year for Coachella and we had dinner at her house. She’s amazing.
Where can we see you perform next?
2017 at a secret location in my hometown Hackney 🙂 All will be revealed soon.
What’s the best gig you have ever played?
I played a gig earlier this year with my band, the venue was like a massive house with a stage upstairs and a bar downstairs- the vibe was amazing,
What’s on the agenda for the rest of 2017?
I am going to be doing a lot more live sets but I’m most excited about my music videos that are coming out, I was heavily involved with the creative direction and I really cannot wait for people to see them.
Who would you like to collaborate with and why?
The Neptunes. I’ve always loved Pharrell and anything him and Chad have ever produced.
Why do you think the relationship between fashion and music is so strong?
I think fashion and music are based solely on style- style of sound, style of clothing. It’s all art and goes hand and hand in my eyes.
What’s your favourite music video?
Beyonce- Single Ladies. This video is so simple yet so effective. Its classic and can never get old.
What gets you hyped for a gig?
I’m going to sound boring, but honestly, I love rehearsing with my band beforehand, the vibes are so crazy, we’re like a big mad family.
Who did you listen to growing up?
Donnell Jones, Jon B, Floetry, Maxwell, Alicia Keys,
Who’s your biggest musical inspiration?
Erykah Badu, I love her melodies and the instrumentals she sings over. She’s such a queen in my eyes.
What’s your guilty pleasure, most played track?
Jennifer Paige- Crush…. lol!
Last album you listened to all the way through?
Solange – A Seat at the Table.
What track gives you goosebumps?
Lauryn Hill – Nothing even matters
What’s your spirit animal?
Some sort of lion.
What emoji best describes you?
The cheesy grin because I always use it when I am trying to get my way (every day)
Who are you currently stalking on Instagram?
The boy I love lol.
What makes you laugh?
My two best friends from college I swear I’ve never met any people funnier in my life. They are like 4 year olds in 22 year old bodies.
What’s your secret addiction?
Who’s your celebrity wannabe wife?
What would your superhero power be?
Reading minds. Sometimes I really would like to know what the hell you were thinking.
What was the first thing you did this morning?
Checked my Whatsapp
Tell us something weird about yourself…
Well this isn’t weird for me but it might be weird for other people…I’m extremely clean, like, OCD clean. I hate germs and I get anxiety if my room is the slightest bit untidy.
Who are you listening to at the moment?
NAO, Sampha, Kendrick Lamar & J Cole
What’s your song to get you ready for a party?
What has been your favourite place you’ve travelled to?
My favourite city is NYC. It’s like a faster and more colourful London.
If you were a Spice Girl which one would you be?
Crazy Spice of course. Just the hair and the crazy antics. Lol people used to call me that in school.
What do you love about Missguided?
I love that it literally has something for every single occasion in life. Whether you are chilling, partying, going to school, going on holiday, going to a funeral. Missguided has it.
What item of clothing can’t you live without?
Air Forces lol
What items do you make sure you pack on your travels?
At least two pairs of Nike Air Forces and a pair of thigh high boots.
Who is your style icon and why?
I love the way men dress, I love Pharrell, ASAP Rocky and Kanye West in particular, and for girls Rihanna.
Where do you look for fashion inspiration?
My brother’s wardrobe mostly.
What best describes your style?
Erm, probably tomboy meets sex kitten, mixed with ghetto but in an extremely classy manner. Lol! I honestly don’t know.
What’s your favourite fashion trend this season and why?
I love girls in menswear, its literally the best thing that has happened to fashion.
If you could steal anyone’s wardrobe who’s would it be?
Rihanna……but I’m sure every girl would say this lol. And Aaliyah… I need all that sportswear.
You can only wear one outfit for the rest of the year, what is it?
Which city has the best fashion?
London first, New York second.
Wanna know more? Follow Rachel on Insta @msrachelfoxx
…and listen to her tracks on Soundcloud: