April Robinson from Alexia Fashion LTD’s interview with Moya.
The air smells of fresh grass and people are pouring Pimms over icy fruit – the summer is coming! And for music lovers that means only one thing, it’s nearly festival season!
The Alexia team are big festival fans and we are all looking forward to partying at our favourite ones this summer! The SS14 collection from Alexia embodies this festival feeling with bright colours, and bold prints! These scarves are the perfect festival accessory – giving instant glamour to any festival attire – even wellies! One festival goer who knows this to be true is the amazing London based singer/songwriter Moya. She’s playing several festivals this summer. As a big fan of the Alexia festival scarves, we met up with her to talk about what she’s getting up to and to hear first hand how the Alexia scarves are a staple part of her festival fashion this summer.
(Above Moya wears the Coachella scarf)View Post
So Moya, tell us, how excited are you really for music festival season?
I’m really excited, obviously! Last year I had great fun at T in the park and V festival. so will be great to get back in that kind of environment. I’ve been inside recording the new album and so have been a recluse in the recording studio and so I really can’t wait to get back out there. Actually, my first gig of the year and is at How the light gets in festival on the 26th May, it’s the first time I’ll be performing all my new stuff.
That’s exciting! So, last year you played V-fest and T in the park, how was that?Absolutely incredible really. V fest has two different venues, Chelmsford and Staffordshire. Each day has a set of artists, then you switch for the second day. I have to say that the Chelmsford was the best for me because people knew who I was and had come to see me perform, so I had a packed tent and the atmosphere was insane! It was just amazing, festivals are just magical. I prefer them to proper gigs I think because everyone is there to just have a good time.
Sounds wonderful. But in between festival seasons , you’ve been touring with Rod Stewart and playing big arenas, what was that like?
Really really good, I got very lucky with tours and I enjoyed every minute. Tours made me the artist I am today, playing arenas that size was just an incredible experience. After I did all the Rod Stewart stuff I did a few of my own shows to round everything off. It really cemented everything for me as I’ve spent my whole life supporting other artists. So when I did my own gigs afterwards I felt like ‘Yeah, I can actually do this, I am an artist myself!’ And it really changed me as an artist so I’m looking forward to stepping out on the festival stages as the new Moya, feeling like ‘this is me, I’m still here, I may be a bit different but there are some surprises.’
(Above Moya wears the Alexia Woodstock and Creamfields scarves)
Every time I see you, you always look effortlessly fashionable. But clearly it’s not as easy to be so slick all the time with the amount of work you do. What are your tips?
I have no fashion secrets, I only wear stuff I feel comfortable in, I’m all for following trends but I think we all need to remember that not everything that looks good on the catwalk will look good on you. Do it for yourself, adapt the latest trends to what you want. Putting on things that are comfortable and you’ll feel better. The Alexia scarves are a wonderful addition, fashionable without too much effort and instantly jazz up any outfit while being lightweight and practical. Amazing!
That’s exactly how we feel at Alexia. And finally, I have to ask, keeping in the festival spirit, what is your dream festival gig?
Coachella! Which is wonderful because I love the Alexia Coachella scarf, maybe its fate and I’ll get to wear it there one day! But, I love the idea of Coachella, of performing in the middle of nowhere and I think the vibe is just ridiculously cool, I mean, the crème of the crop have played there, it would be unreal!
Well, we have our fingers crossed for Moya and can’t wait to see you perform this festival season. Where can we expect to see you perform?
So far, How The Lights Get In 26th May, Hop Farm 5th July, Stukafest in Belgium and I’ll keep you updated on further gigs.
(Above Moya wears Secret Garden Party scarf)