CHARLI XCX ON FEMINISM, GENDER AND MUSIC // PHOTOGRAPHY BY PAOLA VIVAS

Photography PAOLA VIVAS
Styling TONI-BLAZE IBEKWE
Hair SAM BURNETT
Make-Up BEA SWEET
Photo Assistant WILL F SMITH, EMILY ROSE
Styling Assistant RACHEL MARY-CLAIRE, AASHA AMATYA

„I THINK THAT WHEN IT COMES TO DEFINING WHAT YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU LOOK LIKE AS LONG AS YOU’RE MAKING ALL THE DECISIONS ABOUT THAT IT’S VERY EMPOWERING. AS LONG AS YOU FEEL HOW YOU WANT TO FEEL THAT’S FINE.“

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Jacket HANGER INC, Trousers MIU MIU,Boots MCQ ALEXANDER MCQUEEN

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T-Shirt STYLIST’S OWN, Corset, knickers and bomber SIBLING, Boots ROBERTA EINER

„I’M A FEMINIST AND I REALLY RESPECT FEMALE PRODUCERS, FEMALE WRITERS AND FEMALE ARTISTS. BUT I’M ALSO NOT GONNA HOLD IT AGAINST A GUY IF I ENJOY COLLABORATING WITH THEM! I FEEL LIKE GENDER IS LESS IMPORTANT THAN SKILLS.“

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Jacket RACHAEL MARY-CLAIRE, Earring O THONG THAI

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Choker MISBHV, Blouse and Trousers VIVIENNE WESTWOOD, Shoes MOSCHINO

„I LIKE WORKING LATE AND PLAYING THINGS LOUD BUT ALSO BEING VERY FOCUSSED. IT’S A MIX THAT DEPENDS ON WHICH KIND OF SONG YOU’RE TRYING TO MAKE.“

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Top and trousers RACHAEL MARY-CLAIRE, Earring O THONG THAI

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Top RACHAEL MARY-CLAIRE, Trousers JACQUEMUS via Browns

„AS AN ARTIST I’M STILL GOING THROUGH DIFFERENT CREATIVE PHASES. I’VE NEVER MADE A REAL CLUB RECORD. I’VE BEEN GROWING UP GOING TO WAREHOUSE PARTIES SO I ALWAYS WANTED TO MAKE A WHOLE ALBUM LIKE THAT.“

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Jacket HANGER INC, Trousers MIU MIU,Boots MCQ ALEXANDER MCQUEEN

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