Young Hollywood Double Date

December 5, 2014 17:23:24 Posted at December 5, 2014 17:23:24
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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We should have Gossip Genied this. Maybe we still can.

Miley Cyrus is in Miami for Art Basel. She performed on Wednesday night. Click here for a refresher. She and Patrick Schwarzenegger were by the pool yesterday and smoking joints on the balcony. FKA twigs is also in Miami. She performed last night. And Robert Pattinson (whose hair has gone back to normal) is with her. Young Hollywood Double Date potential, right? There are enough similarities there, non? I mean, Patrick and Pattinson could practically pass for each other, which is to say that they’re both the surface beige in their relationships. On paper and by eye, come on, the personality comes from the women here. For whatever reason, that reminds me of a twigs quote from her recent interview with The Guardian:

“I’m appealing to people who want something different but the world, on the whole, doesn’t really embrace different things. Not on the whole.”

It’s a comment shaped by personal experience, being different and knowing it. In Essence this month, twigs spoke to the magazine about how she reconciled being perceived differently and feeling different, as represented through her hair. We’re talking about hair here but really it’s a conversation about identity:

“I grew up in a White area and I was the only mixed race girl in my school. I didn’t have this straight-layered hair like my classmates. I had ringlets. As a teenager, I was always really experimenting with braids and finding things I could have and the girls couldn’t have and they would try to do and couldn’t do. I think it kind of stemmed from there with me trying to be more comfortable with myself.

Then I moved to South London to go to Croydon College. All the girls always had amazing hair in South London. That was the style then; you’d slick your hair down to your forehead. After that I went to East London, which is kind of an artsy area. A photographer saw me on the Tube one day and was like ‘your hair is amazing’ and I ended up on the cover of ID with my hair kind of exaggerated. It’s weird because I’ve seen the way it’s created in fashion. I never would have thought that would happen.  I spent a lot of time working in a lot of underground cabaret clubs like where Josephine Baker has that kind of look, so my style as an artist came from Josephine Baker 1920s films as well. But I just want to make music. I’m not going to become a costume version or caricature of myself; I like to morph. It’s really funny when I think of how it started as me being a girl from the country who couldn’t straighten my hair. “

It’s a good read, the Essence article. Click here for more. And The Guardian piece too. In addition to her admission of love for Robert Pattinson, there are interesting details about class diversity in England and her perspective on the kind of work she had to do while she was on her way to where she is now. Click here to read it.

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