The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - Stellar - - Columnist - with SAMAN­THA JADE

Your jour­ney up the ranks in the mu­sic in­dus­try has taken se­ri­ous grit. Are you nat­u­rally stub­born? In a good way, yes. I would def­i­nitely say I’m per­sis­tent. Mum and Dad in­stilled the “never give up” at­ti­tude into us [and] helped me when it came to putting my­self out there. You’re also a trained make-up artist. Is it hard to ig­nore ter­ri­ble con­tour­ing when you’re out and about? Ever tempted to race up and start blend­ing? I have learnt a lot of lit­tle tips and tricks along the way, so I share them around. For sure. Your re­cent col­lab­o­ra­tion with Bras N Things re­quired a lin­gerie shoot, which hap­pens to be a re­cur­ring stress dream of ours. Any nerves? OMG of course! It was very for­eign to me, be­ing shot in un­der­wear. But I truly felt proud of my­self af­ter­wards. You’ve re­leased a Christ­mas al­bum, which puts you in league with fes­tivesea­son icons such as Mariah Carey. What was the pres­sure like? Im­mense, be­cause car­ols are so loved. I was in­spired by old-school clas­sics, so I thought keep­ing it sim­ple was prob­a­bly the right way to go. The Magic of Christ­mas is out now.

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