An Interview with Rudie Edwards - Missguided

#MissguidedDiscovered: Rudie Edwards

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11 Apr, 2017

Brit School Alumni is about to make her mark in the music scene – we caught up with singer songwriter Rudie Edwards to chat musical inspo, guilty pleasures and what’s around the corner in 2017…

Singer Songwriter Rudie Edwards

What does a day in the life of Rudie Edwards look like?

Right now I’m finishing up my EP. So I’m in the studio a lot.

How would you describe your aesthetic and how does it inspire your music?

I would describe my aesthetic as vintage-casual.  I love the glam of the 70’s but also the jeans and t-shirt looks of the 80’s. Music has played a part in my sense of style and vice versa for as long as I can remember.

Who’s the coolest person you’ve met so far?

Beatrice Eli

What’s the best gig you have ever played?

I was in a band when I was at Brit School and we played Glastonbury; that was pretty great.

Who would you like to collaborate with and why?

Bon Iver, I love his lyrics and his voice

Why do you think the relationship between fashion and music is so strong?

I think it’s because they’re both forms of expressing yourself.

What’s your favourite music video?

Prince – Sexy M.F.

Who did you listen to growing up?

Talking Heads, The Cure, Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, Joy Division, the list goes on

Who’s your biggest musical inspiration?

Nina Simone

What’s your guilty pleasure, most played track?

Carly Rae Jepsen – I Really Like You

Last album you listened to all the way through?

Arcade Fire – Reflektor

What track gives you goose bumps?

Into My Arms – Nick Cave

Rudie Edwards Style

What item of clothing can’t you live without?

High waisted jeans

What items do you make sure you pack on your travels?

I can’t go anywhere without my Marshall Headphones and my high waisted jeans and my leather coat.

Who is your style icon and why?

I take inspiration from a lot of different people, I think it’s important to have a diverse style. I like to try new things

Where do you look for fashion inspiration?

Everywhere, you can find inspiration just from walking around London

What best describes your style?

Disco Casual

What’s your favourite fashion trend this season and why?

I’m not really up to date with trends – I just make it up as I go along.

If you could steal anyone’s wardrobe who’s would it be?

Grace Jones

You can only wear one outfit for the rest of the year, what is it?

My black velvet jumpsuit

What’s your spirit animal?

I think I’m a boxer dog – I’m a family person

What emoji best describes you?

I’m boycotting emojis until they have a disco ball emoji

Who are you currently stalking on Instagram?

Alissa Mitchell, I think she’s an extremely interesting photographer https://www.instagram.com/alisssamitchell/

What makes you laugh?

When people trip over

What’s your secret addiction?

Clothes, I can’t get enough

Who’s your celebrity wannabe wife?

Kristen Stuart since seeing that movie EQUALS

What would be your superhero power?

Super speed, I like to get things done.

What was the first thing you did thing morning?

Went straight back to sleep

Tell us something weird about yourself?

How long have you got?

Who are you listening to at the moment?

Arcade Fire

What’s your song to get you ready for a party?

Chaka Khan – Feel For You

What has been your favourite place you’ve travelled to?

Barbados

If you were a Spice Girl which one would you be?

I’ve been all five at least once

What do you love about Missguided?

I love the history of Misguided; a family coming over from India to Britain, working in the rag trade and over time, with a lot of hard work, building an international empire. I find that extremely inspiring.

Where can we see you perform next?

Currently working that out. You’ll be the first to know

What’s on the agenda for 2017?

Releasing my EP and tons of live shows

Wanna know more? Follow Rudie on Twitter @rudieedwards / check out her insta

… and listen to her new single ‘Lover Like You‘ on Soundcloud: