Trina discusses her new style, created by June Ambrose, and the inspiration behind in an interview with Paper Magazine. Take a look at what she had to say below:
Was it hard to trust June with your style?
“As an artist, sometimes you’re afraid to take risks because you want to keep control of your image, but I felt very comfortable with June and I got to a place where I felt like she knew exactly what she wanted and she just saw this style and the style matched the song and we just went for it. I was really amazed and I’ve decided to incorporate some of the look she created for me into my future project and look. I just love the edge of it. I mean, I’m used to being edgy ,but she just took it over the top. It was my first time wearing a mohawk. I was a little weirded out by it and I don’t know if I could rock a mohawk everyday, but it was so fun. I wouldn’t mind trying it again.”
I know you’re used to showing off some serious skin when you perform. Was it hard to get used to wearing more clothes?
“I honestly have never performed in that many layers before, so I was thinking, “Do not trip over this skirt, do not fall.” When we rehearsed the night before at the rehearsal hall I had no idea what the outfit was going to be and then when I saw it I was like, “uh, June, am I going to be able to perform in all of this?” But it worked out perfectly. It’s really all about the wardrobe — it takes you into that element, kicking in your alter ego and makes you go out and bring out the best in you. I’ve definitely had some great wardrobe performances and I’ve had some wardrobe malfunctions…”
What made you decide that it was time for a new look?
“I’ve done five albums with so many different looks and I just think that this time with the music and the sound — it’s a lot of Euro, it’s a lot of techno, it’s a lot of house and dance and I think that the look has brought out a different phase in me. After five albums, you go into the studio and you think, “What am I going to cook up next?” It’s easy to do a sexy record, it’s easy to do a raw explicit record, it’s easy to do a pretty love ballad but I just wanted to try something different. I love dance music, I love techno, I love that and I’m in these different spots and I’m performing and everything is like fist pumping and so it just gets you crazy and erotic and wild.”
Be sure to check out Trina’s appearance on June Ambrose’s new VH1 show, Styled by June, which premieres in March.