Kylie Minogue is now celebrating 25 years in showbiz. But rather than ease off the accelerator and have a break, the hard-working Aussie singer is marking the landmark occasion by giving herself more work. She’s just released a book called Kylue Minogue Fashion and she launched it in style with a book signing session inside Harrods department store, looking radiant in a yellow dress.
Before getting behind her table to sign for hours, she answered a few questions from journalists about fashion and glamour. Here’s my exclusive mini-interview. She really is as sweet as she looks!
Q: How do you stay so glamorous?
KYLIE: ‘Teamwork! From the very beginning, working in television, I was part of a team. Everyone has their job to do and the show doesn’t happen without every part of the machine working in harmony. I guess I carried this through with me and to this day I appreciate all the work my team do to help me shine.’
Q: But do you take an active interest in what you wear?
KYLIE: ‘My Grandma taught me how to sew when I was young and I learnt to pattern cut and all of that. There was a time I would have loved to be a fashion designer but performing won in the end.’
Q: Do you feel inspired by British fashion or Australian Fashion?
KYLIE: “I felt like a visitor in London for a long time. I started coming to record when they could write me out of Neighbours for a couple of weeks. Once I finally based myself here I still thought I would be going home soon. I truly felt part of the London scene when I started mixing with London culture.’
Q: What bits of London culture do you like?
Kylie: ‘I like trawling Portobello and Camden markets for vintage finds, and going to clubs and dressing up and seeing what others are dressing up as.’
QS: And finally, what music do you like aside from your own?
KYLIE: ‘An impossible question to answer, there are so many amazing, genius, life changing songs. Just off the top of my head, a favourite is Betty Davis Eyes but it seems wrong to even say that because there are hundreds that I’ve fallen in love with again and again. They are like gifts that keep on giving because once you fall in love with a song, whenever you hear it, the love story continues.’
Thanks Kylie! Put this book on your Christmas wish-lists now.
Love Zoe x