Interview with Amy Sheppard

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Meet  Amy Sheppard, lead vocalist of indie pop band ‘Sheppard’. This Brisbane based band have topped the Australian music charts, winning them top spots on the Aria albums chart and keeping them firmly at number one for 3 consecutive weeks with smash hit ‘Geronimo’.  We sat down with Amy and found out what she’s been listening to, how she prepares for concerts and how she keeps herself looking flawless whilst touring!

Hi Amy tell us a little bit about yourself!

Hello world! I guess the best place to start is to say that I’m a singer/songwriter from Brisbane Australia and founded the indie/pop band ‘Sheppard’. You may know us from the song ‘Geronimo’.

What made you want to get into music?

I think it was when I was 10 and found my dad’s old guitar in storage under our stair case. It had three strings but I insisted on playing for about two weeks before my parents got it restrung. I have loved writing and performing ever since.

If you could go on tour with anyone who would it be?

Our dream is to tour with Coldplay. They have been our inspiration since the beginning of the band. We love their music and their authenticity.

What’s your top style tips when getting ready for a gig?

When performing, you’ll rarely see me in a skirt or a dress. I love to run around the stage, jump and dance so I hate feeling uncomfortable or worrying about what the audience can see haha. I opt for high wasted pants and a fun crop top or an awesome looking jumpsuit.

What’s your beauty secrets?

WATER! I never get on a plane without having a 2 litre bottle of water with me. It honestly makes all the difference to my skin and to my health.

You can raid anyone’s wardrobe living or dead, who’s would it be?

This is a tough question because I have two ladies in mind. The first is Iris Apfel and the second is Baddie Winkle. These ladies know what’s up.

What’s your favourite song off of the album?

Off of our debut album “Bombs Away”, my favourite song is a song called “The Best Is Yet to Come”. The song didn’t make it onto radio but the sentiment is beautiful and very uplifting.

What’s been your biggest music career highlight so far?

There have been so many over our career so far. I feel so fortunate to have had some very special experiences. Some of the top highlights include: Playing to 100,000 people at ‘Rock in Rio’, Having our song go to number 1 in numerous countries and then being able to travel and perform in these countries, performing on the Ellen DeGeneres show and Jimmy Fallon.

 

What’s currently on your playlist?

I’m a bit of an old soul. I’m scrolling through my Spotify playlist now and it’s full of Fleetwood Mac, Van Morrison and Hanson haha. For something new, I’m absolutely loving “Capsize” by our mates FRIENSHIP. Such talented guys.

What’s it like making music with your family members?

It’s honestly great. We are lucky to be a close family, however, we do have fights now and then….ok…every day.

How would you describe your music?

People say our songs are uplifting and catchy. When you delve into our album we do have some very deep/sad songs too.

If you could collaborate with one artist who would it be?

Chris Martin.

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What’s your favourite outfit you’ve ever worn when preforming?

I think my favourite outfit I’ve ever worn would have to be what I wore to the ARIA awards last year. Emma and I managed to get our hands on these incredible thigh high boots which had dragon heads at the top of them. Crazy but fun.

What’s you plans for the future?

We have a new single out called “We Belong” it’s the first release off of our sophomore album. The album (currently unnamed), is just about complete and we can’t wait for the world to hear it!

What’s your favourite marc b bag?

Another hard question. I absolutely love Knightsbride in Sorbet Pink. It’s a classic design in a cute colour. I LOVE IT!!!

 

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Blogger Of The Month Sara!

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We sat down with fashion blogger Sara is in love with to talk about her latest loves and style crushes. Sara’s colourful style and fun approach to fashion has landed her our blogger of the month! Find out her top tips on what to look out for this Autumn & who she’s following on instagram.
Hey Sara! Tell us a little bit more about how you started your blog?
When I started Sara is in Love with, I intended to write about hats and fascinators only. After a while, I shared my first look and discovered how much fun it was and that people liked to see my outfits. I had no idea that blogging would take over a big part of my life back then.
What’s your advice for people wanting to start their own blog?
Do what you love and stay true to yourself. Be patient with yourself and don’t compare yourself to other bloggers.

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How would you describe your personal style? 
A wild mix of crazy things topped up with an overdose of accessories and a lot of cuteness.
What’s been your blogging highlight so far? 
There are so many highlights, from being interviewed by my favourite shoe label to people drawing pictures of me and writing me the most lovely emails. I also made a lot of new friends through my blog, and it’s great to be connected to a gang of colourful people from all over the world.
Your house is on fire, which item do you grab? 
I think I’d cheat and go for two things: My computer and my Charlotte Olympia piñata bag.
What do you think will be the top trends for Autumn? 
Colourful fake fur, frills, velvet, puffers, platform boots and everything metallic. I am ready and excited!!!

Who’s your favourite high street brand at the moment?

 

I can’t name a particular brand because I shop from a huge variety of different stores. But I got up before five o’clock to shop Kenzo x H&M this week, does that count?
So you’ve got free rein to raid anyone’s wardrobe, who would it be? 
I’d choose Daphne Guinness because she owns Isabella Blow hats on top to her amazing wardrobe. I truly adore both women for their uncompromising dedication to fashion.
What’s your key styling tips? 
Don’t be afraid to wear quirky things and bright colours. And: Accessories, accessories, and more accessories! Never leave the house without at least a bunch of them, the bigger the better.
Who’s Instagram are you obsessed with? 
Since Instagram is my favourite app and I am checking my feed every few minutes, I follow a lot of people. I love the Instagram of the fashion designer CeliaB as an example. She wears a lot of her own creations and no model could ever present them better than this beautiful woman.
Which blogs do you read? 
I read the blogs of my friends and lovely colourful people from all over the world. I love bloggers with a very distinctive style, model bloggers showing how pretty they are and wearing all the same Zara stuff make me sad and tired.
If you could collaborate with anyone, who would it be? 
Moschino, Miu Miu or Gucci from the big brands. But my heart beats for young independent designers, and I get very excited when I am asked to wear bold designs as one of the first.
Which is your favourite marc b bag? 
I love the Viva bag in pink, especially if you combine it with a pompom charm!
What’s your plans for the future?
Spending a lot of time with my friends and family, getting featured in cool fashion magazines and continuing to curate my dream wardrobe until I turn into a mad advanced style lady and spend the whole day petting cats and dressing up 😀
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