Tulisa: 'being In N-Dubz Suppressed My Personal Style'
Whilst launching her fashion line TFB (The Female Boss), Tulisa spoke about her style choices, saying that whilst she was part of the trio that was N-Dubz, she felt that she could not experiment with what she wore as she had to co-ordinate with the guys, her cousin Dappy and her ex-boyfriend, Fazer. According to the Belfast Telegraph, she said: "I think my style has changed, but what's important to remember is when I was in N-Dubz I was next to two guys in tracksuits that I was trying to blend with and it was very hard to find myself or even think about fashion…
"Whereas since all of us taking a break I've had more time to find myself when it comes to fashion and get into it… And it was only really when I went off on my own that I started to enjoy fashion more, and that side of things."
The singer then went on to describe her fashion line, saying: "It's me in all kinds of moods so it's pretty versatile. We've got everything from me going to do radio in the morning and wearing a cosy jumper with some flats or trainers, to something a bit more spiced up for a night out or what I'd wear on stage performing."
She concluded: “I don't see myself as a style icon, just like I don't see myself as role model. I think there's a difference. I like to inspire people."
Luckily, she will have even more time than she imagined to discover her style, as although Tulisa previously said that N-Dubz would reunite next year, it seems Fazer has other plans.
He recently told The Daily Star: “I couldn’t reform the band now. I’ve signed an international deal that involves me going to Australia at the end of next year when the new album’s out, then New Zealand, Japan, America.
“Hopefully at the end of 2014 I’d like to speak about reforming the band.”
Words: Maz Khan (@Mazhalima)