- January 17th 2017
Celebrating the launch of our Barbour International Facebook page, we’ve teamed up with Coney’s Loft to bring you a series of mini gigs streamed on Facebook Live. Our eagerly anticipated launch gig, kicked off on Sunday from our Piccadilly store with Hooton Tennis Club.
Next up is the slick alt-pop talent, Natalie McCool. We had the pleasure of chatting to Natalie, about where she takes her style inspiration from and what her career highlight as a musician has been so far…
Do you think an artist's image helps evoke their world?
Definitely, it goes hand in hand with the music. I think it's interesting how you can often tell what someone will sound like by their clothing, make up or hair. It's also a really important 'tribe' thing; if you feel drawn to an artist or bands image - that makes you want to follow and dress like them.
Pictured our B.Intl Eiko Jumper.
Who do you think uses fashion effectively to supplement their musical expression?
I think style is probably more important than fashion. Artists like Sia, Lady Gaga, Debbie Harry and Paloma Faith have woven their style and fashion into their music very well - so it's more like a concept and an extra dimension to their music.
Pictured our B.Intl Flywheel Wax Parka Jacket.
Who do you take style inspiration from and how has your personal style evolved over the years?
I guess I have grown up when it comes to what I like with fashion. I really like tailored and structured clothing and big patterns or block colours. I also love metallic and sequins/Sparkle. I love to wear eye catching boots on stage - I have some silver sock boots and also white mock leather ones and they look amazing!
What are your favourite pieces from the Barbour International collection and why?
I really love the jumpers as I am fond of big knit jumpers you can dress up, especially the B.Intl Eiko Jumper. I also love the B.Intl Flywheel Wax Parka Jacket, it looks very cool but they're also very warm!
What are you currently listening to?
At the moment, I'm listening to St Vincent, NAO, Tove Lo, Jesca Hoop, Childish Gambino and Angel Olsen.
What has been the highlight of your career as a musician so far?
There have been a few - playing to 100,000 at Hyde Park was pretty cool! We went to Japan this November to perform at Hamamatsu World Music Festival - such an incredible place and amazing experience.
Join our B.Intl Sessions - Natalie McCool Facebook event, for further information.