While it may have been Natasha Bedingfield’s musical prowess that put her in the spotlight (who hasn’t caught themselves unknowingly humming “Unwritten” or “Pocketful of Sunshine?”) her distinct self-described “whimsical rock ‘n’ roll” style has earned her place in the StyleBistro limelight.
This songstress pretty much has creativity coming out of her pores and shared with us that she is currently in the midst of working on a new album and will make her big screen debut at Tribeca. But let’s get down to the nitty-gritty fashion details: Check out our guest editor’s favorite designers, trends she’ll be wearing come spring and her biggest red carpet regret (teaser: she was compared to a stripper).
StyleBistro: How would you describe your style?
Natasha Bedingfield: I like bold, eclectic silhouettes. Whimsical, where vintage meets rock ‘n’ roll—where feminine meets masculine.
SB: Who are your style icons?
Natasha: Grace Jones, Vivienne Westwood, Gwen Stefani.
SB: What has been your favorite red carpet outfit?
Natasha: I really liked what I wore to the (2011) Grammys—the purple dress. I love that it had a shape to it. There’s also this wonderful coat that I was wearing by Missoni with a tartan kind of pattern. I also went to a Clive Davis party and I dressed in a more masculine look, a boyish look, with my hair all pulled back. The suit that was open in the decolletage area but my hair was back and I kept my makeup simple and I really enjoyed that (as seen to the left).
SB: Any red carpet regrets?
Natasha: I wore some very high platform stilettos for the Princess Diana tribute concert that Prince William and Prince Harry asked me to sing at. In the press the next day, they were saying that they were stripper shoes! I guess wrong shoes for the wrong occasion. The shoes made me feel great though.
SB: Who are your favorite designers? What do you like about them?
Natasha: I love Vivienne Westwood. I love English designers. To me, it’s a taste of home. I also come from New Zealand, my family comes from New Zealand, so I like to incorporate couture with a more natural look. I love McQueen, l always have. I love Matthew Williamson, and I also love Diane von Furstenberg. I also love vintage—anything that has history and personality.
SB: What trends for spring are you looking forward to wearing?
Natasha: I just love the spring jacket. I love those lighter colors, as well. You can have a trench coat, a Burberry trench, in a light material. I love that it’s getting warmer and you get to show more skin. I just really love spring colors.
SB: How does your stage style differ from your regular style?
Natasha: Stage wear just has to be extra bold. It has to really stand out under the lights. You’re just a little person on a big stage so your outfit can be a lot bigger and I think people on the red carpet can look like they are dressing for Halloween. So for the red carpet I try to be classy, but were I really go crazy is on stage.
SB: Do you have any upcoming projects you can tell us about?
Natasha: I’m working on my new album, so I’m in the creative mode right now. So expect to hear new stuff from me and see some new looks I’m working on. I’ve got a really creative team around me, photo shoots and writing, it’s just the most awesome time where anything can happen.
I’m also in a movie that is coming out in Tribeca and it’s called Russian Winter with John Forte. I also performed with him at Sundance so that was really awesome. We actually went to Russia and sang with local Russian musicians and it is just a wonderful album that’s coming out and also a movie.
SB: Anything else you’d like to add style-wise?
Natasha: I love Zanotti shoes. I love stilettos. I think they make everything look great—they make me look powerful. There are some really cool ones that I wore on Ellen that I loved. Also, sometimes I dress to match my lingerie.
I just added images of Natasha performin’ at the Hotel Manrey Panama Celebrates Pre-Launch Party For Pan-American FLAUNT Magazine at Hotel Manrey on March 3, 2012 in Panama, Ciudad de, Panama.
I also added images of Natasha Bedingfield attendin’ Daytime excursions in Panama on March 4, 2012 in Panama, Ciudad de, Panama. Check it out:
PopStop TV News caught up with Natasha Bedingfield at Estelle’s Beauty & Style Lounge to chat about writing music, rituals, her humor and more!
On what she has been up to lately, Natasha says that she is taking a break to focus on writing music.
“I’m always writing music,” she said. “That’s what my passion is, so I’m writing and I’m loving being off the road for a while.”
She explains that her only ritual for writing music is simply getting “in the zone” and burns incense to do that, but spends hours on end painting as a hobby because it helps her creativity.
“I’m very dirty,” said Natasha. “My humor is really filthy sometimes. I have to watch my mouth … The more creative I get, the more dirty I get too.”
Check out the full exclusive video of Natasha Bedingfield’s interview!
I just added images of Natasha attending the South Bound: Panama Welcoming Party at Hotel Manrey on March 2, 2012 in Panama City, Panama. Check it out:
I just added images of Natasha attending the 20th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party at The City of West Hollywood Park on February 26, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.. Check it out:
Hey guys, as we noticed on facebook and twitter, the perfomance of Natasha was broadcast today on The Ellen Degeneres show. Check it Out
Hey guys, i just had an exclusive interview with Natasha’s friend Danielle Brisebois. She is such an amazing person and an awesome singer.
She wrote some songs with Natasha: Pocketful Of Sunshine, Unwritten and many others. Che-che-check it oooout!
1 – Who Is Danielle Brisebois? Age, Profession, Single?
I am a girl who loves to write songs! I am married to guitar player / producer Nick Lashley
2 – You were actress in the past. I saw some videos and you were very young.. did you have plan to go back to tv?
I dont have any plans to go back to TV right now, but never say never! Every once in a while I think it could be fun.
3 – Where we can find more informations about your career?
Wikipedia etc. My website is in the process of being updated.
4 – You’re the songwritter of Unwritten and Pocketful Of Sunshine, right? Did you write more songs with Natasha?
Yes, I co wrote and produced Unwritten and co wrote Pocketful Of Sunshine. I also co wrote with Natasha, “We’re All Mad”, “Drop Me In The Middle”, “Piece Of My Heart” “All I Need Is What I’ve Got” “Try” plus alot of songs that havent been recorded yet.
5 – How did you meet Natasha?
I met Natasha through some mutual business friends. I remember the first moment I met her I knew that she and I had a special connection right away.
6 – Do you like to work with her? Tell us how is to work with her, pleease.
I love writing songs with Natasha. It is a natural fit. We always have fun.
7 – Try is one of my favorite songs. This song is so powerful! What is your favorite’s Natasha’s + Danielle’s song?
I love Try, but my favorite is Pocketful Of Sunshine. That song has a very personal meaning to me and when I hear it, it really brings back a moment.
8 – You also wrote for more artist like Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis, Kylie Mingoue and others… Which artist do you like to work? What is the songs that you are more proud of?
I am proud of most of my songs, even if they never get past demo stage. I try not to rank them as I dont like to overthink the writing process. I have a song coming out this year with a band called “Halestorm” called “Here’s To Us” that I am REALLY excited about.
9 – You have some albums recorded… Do you have plans to release a new one? Please, record a new one. Your albums are awesoooooome and your voice is so beautiful!
Thank you for the compliment. I dont have any plans to release a new album, however, I have been writing some folk songs for fun that I may just put up on You Tube and see how people react to them.
10 – What is your plans for 2012?
Writing more songs! Being grateful everyday.
11 – Thank you very much
Thanks! Nice job on the website!
Natasha Bedingfield was seen around Staples Center and L.A. Live in between venues, from the Grammy’s to the Afterparty, with her husband Matt Robinson… to add to her weekend events since she also made an appearance at the OK Magazine party at the now Historic Tru in Hollywood
While the music world hasn’t heard a new album from the Lady in a while, we know that one is scheduled to be released this summer… and we’re pretty sure the RIAA is ready to make some votes on her work for next year’s Grammy’s. Check it out
I just added images of Natasha attending Ok! Magazine’s Pre-GRAMMY Event at Tru Hollywood on February 10, 2012 in Hollywood, California. Check it out: