"You just walk in and you’re like, Heaven!" Lucy Woodward tells us about the scene at Palm Springs. Between the gorgeous people in bikinis and bright blue skies we would have to agree!
The singer, who lives in Los Angeles but grew up in New York, is performing acoustic at Express Rocks. “I would never normally wear this color,” she says of her vintage Kelly green dress. “But my grandmother wore this color all the time in the 70s and 80s. She passed away years ago but her style was so hip.” Today, Lucy tributes Grandma Sylvia but modernizes the look with an Express geode pendant necklace and the popular Express rhinestone friendship bracelets. “They remind me of camp, but like bedazzled camp,” she says of the bracelets. “They’re timeless.”
But Lucy doesn’t only get inspiration from previous decades when it comes to fashion. “It’s pop/big bandy,” the blonde explains of her latest album. “I was very influenced by the ’40s and ’50s.”
But the biggest inspiration for Lucy when it comes to her music? “Love, love, love.”
While her love life isn’t going perfectly right now, at least it will give her material for upcoming songs!
When it comes to the stage, Lucy steps outside her norm with makeup. Today, she rocks gold eyeliner with glittery silver accents. “I thought since it was outdoor I would do a little more shiny shimmer.”
And that shimmer is an adjustment for Lucy. Living in New York, she used to dress in solely black. “It’s so dirty and you’re sitting on the subway and always brushing up against people so you really wear a lot of dark colors.” But that didn’t fly in LA. “I was like the gothic child!”
Now, Lucy brings more color into her wardrobe, as seen today with her vibrant print. But comfort is still key for the singer. “You see some crazy bikini girls with their fur coats,” she says of party goers here for Coachella. And it’s great for them but Lucy likes sticking to things that won’t make her overheat in the desert!
So which artists excite her? “I would love to see Erykah Badu doing her thing,” she immediately replies. “What a live show. Her, Kanye, Kings of Leon, Arcade Fire…”
Next week, Lucy will be going on tour and soon you’ll be able to see her on the big screen with Lea Michele! “I’m Bon Jovi’s backup singer in the upcoming New Year’s Eve, which is the sequel to Valentine’s Day.” We can’t wait to see it!