Press play and listen because Chrisette
If you’re not new to Chaud, then you already know that I’m a #RichHipster to the core(rich in heart and in art), I fan girl HARD
with no ounce of shame too for Chrisette Michele (because she’s always slaying and leaving folks edgeless with her great voice) I’ve reviewed her body of art ‘Better’ here , talked of the time she came to London here and yesterday Chrisette Michele had a press conference where she chopped it up with some of her favourite bloggers and guess who was also part of that? YES ME…I was there asking questions to a Grammy Award winning artist (you can now all proceed to address me as ‘The One who spoke to a Grammy Award WINNING artist’ and there’s audio evidence so yes go on and bow down)!! We chopped it up about her new project Rich Hipster (the hangout spot for all the Rich Hipster nation – do check it out and bookmark and subscribe to it you Rich Hipster you!), her next body of work Lyricist Opus (which she is funding herself and is different sound to what we are used to)
she also talks of her time on R&B Divas LA (I watch this show and have to say Chrisette’s face is the best – you can’t read her thoughts..I love it!) , her favourite vintage jaunts, what she’s currently listening to…you know what?I won’t be spoiling this for you – just press play above and listen and get encapusulated by Chrisette – also peep below for the questions the great bloggers asked ! Now her connecting with her fan base in such an intimate and personal way, letting us peek in to her world, her journey, the journey to Lyricist Opus is why I’ll forever stan for Chrisette! I would like to invite you all to listen to this press conference and understand why I adore Chrisette Michele.
After I got off the call, I immediately text one of my great sister-friends ‘Lindaaaa, Chrisette knows of Chaud! She knows of Chaud!!’ and her reply ‘My ability to can has gone. I just can’t!’ I love that my sister-friend @MsKkj gets and supports my geekiness!
LIST OF QUESTIONS ASKED AND THE TIME STAMP FOR CHRISETTE’S ANSWER:
01:07 – 1) What is your opinion on plus size blogging and fashion?
02:19 – 2) What kind of experience do want your visitors to have on RichHipster.biz?
03:23 – 3) What advice do want to give to those who want find their own style and gain confidence?
05:14 – 4) You promote women’s positivity, what happened in your life that made you want to take an active role in that?
06:38 – 5) Diva is used so loosely, how do you define the term “Diva?”
07:55 – 6) During your downtime, what do you like to do with your girls in NY?
09:23 – 7) What challenges have you encountered since going natural?
10:40 – 8) How do you stay true to yourself while maintaining your fan base?
12:05 – 9) Who are your mentors and how did you find them?
13:30 – 10) How do you rise above the trends/expectations of the music industry while still staying relevant?
15:46 – 11) What beauty/makeup products you absolutely cannot live without?
17:40 – 12) Being a natural girl, how do you find guys react to your hair?
19:00 – 13) Do you have advice for women entrepreneurs?
20:32 – 14) What is the geekiest thing about you?
21:25 – 15) What are 3 of your top vintage/thrifted pieces?
23:37 – 16) Will someone be rapping on The Lyricists’ Opus?
25:17 – 17) What’s your passion, in terms of what to sing and create?
27:00 – 18) Do you face challenges with The Lyricists’ Opus because R&B Divas LA gets so much negativity?
29:04 – 19) What’s your favorite thing to throw on? What’s fave lip?
30:22 – 20) On R&B Divas LA you tried to get the girls to go to therapy but some were reserved, why do you think there’s a stigma placed on going to therapy?
33:50 – 21) What are some of your methods for staying focused on your projects?
35:54 – 22) What mood will The Lyricists’ Opus have?
38:10 – 23) If you weren’t an artist, what career path would you choose?
39:38 – 24) What advice would you give to those getting started with the vegan lifestyle?
41:23 – 25) What advice would you give Millennials breaking into the music industry?
43:45 – 26) What was your inspiration for The Lyricists’ Opus?
46:00 – 27) As a new fashion stylist, how do I get musicians as clients?
47:23 – 28) What do you listen to? What’s on your ipod?
49:00 – 29) Reality TV.. one way it has hindered your brand? one way it has excelled your brand?
51:00 – 30) How do you determine who you want to collaborate with? And is a version of “I Know, Right” coming out with you on the track?
53:25 – 31) What’s your favorite wine?
54:34 – 32) People with brown skin have become threatening to others, how can we change our mentality and come together as a community?
58:17 – 33) As a handbag designer, how can I get my bags into the hands of celebrities? How would you want to be approached?
59:48 – 34) Did you have to take additional supplements because you stopped eating meat?
1:01:30 – 35) What inspires you to make music that inspires me?
1:02:57 – 36) What did you do to get out of bad relationships?
1:05:30 – 37) What piece of advice would you give to empower women?
1:07:23 – 38) How was the transformation from vegetarian to vegan?
Would you go back to eating meat?
Have you thought about creating vegan products?
1:11:43 – 39) How did you get your name Chrisette?
1:12:39 – 40) What places outside of the U.S. do you enjoy traveling to?
1:14:37 – 41) Where in the world were you shocked you had a large fan base?
1:17:03 – 42) What would Chrisette today, tell Chrisette that just started out in your career?
1:18:39 – 43) How do you deal with negativity and not be easily offended?
To Chrisette – on behalf of all the #RichHipsters I’d like to say thank you for connecting with us, appreciating us as much as we appreciate you, thank you for taking us on this journey as you create your art, thank you for the great art itself, for creating music we vibe to, run to, listen to in many moments of our lives and mostly thank you for making my birthday week epic! And when you’re in London next –
(resists the urge to say let’s do brunch) I’ll be at the show screaming the loudest!