If you haven’t heard of the musician Kimbra yet, you’re a member of an ever diminishing minority. The Melbourne-based Kiwi recently topped the charts with Gotye, featuring in his hit single Somebody that I used to know. A talented songwriter in her own right, her debut album Vows has just debuted at #3 on the U.S. iTunes chart, garnering glowing reviews. Currently selling out shows on her U.S. tour, the 22 year old clearly has what it takes to be an international superstar.
Here at Reds we love Kimbra’s music and her totally on-trend look. Her fresh face, bold lips and killer wardrobe make her one of New Zealand’s hottest exports. In an interview with Statement Style, Kimbra described her look as “Playful, feminine, chic, but a little rough round the edges. I love textures like velvet and lace, I also like fashion that pushes boundaries and is challenging to look at, not necessarily in a raunchy way, but in way that’s provoking and unique.“
A key part of Kimbra’s look is her fabulous ‘Cleopatra bob’. This style, which she mixes up by wearing messy or sleek, works beautifully with her strong features. For those lucky enough to have hair with some good body this is a great option. For those of us not adventurous enough to go with such a blunt cut, longer bobs, side swept fringes and layers soften the style, making the look achievable for nearly everyone.
It’s clear that Kimbra’s unique style and talent as a songwriter has cemented her place as New Zealand’s newest pop princess. Set for world domination, Kimbra is definitely one to watch.