Tanya Nambiar is the vocalist of Gravy Train, an alternative band from Delhi. Apart from her voice, it's also her style that we love and admire a lot! She left her comfortable corporate job for music, hence her passion has been a huge inspiration for us at Shopcade HQ!
Here's a glimpse of who she is as a person:
How would you describe your personal style?
"It's comfy and casual with lots of jewellery."
What's your favourite attire for a gig?
"Comfort is always the key since I move around a lot while performing. I can't stand still on stage. Sneakers or boots with something sporty, sexy and comfy. I like to be myself yet stand out in a crowd."
Tanya is more classy or sassy?
"Sassy all the way!"
What was the best era for 'music and fashion'?
"The 70s! Fashion wise- Boho-chic-gypsy vibes. Loved it, and music was all disco, smooth jazz, funk and of course a lot of rock that emerged that time!"
One trend that never goes out of fashion?
"The little black dress!"
How does your music reflect in your style?
"I like my music to be relatable, easy listening which reflects my personality. I am also influenced by a lot of genres so that definitely reflects in my music and hence my style which is never predictable. I like to surprise my audience."
How has your style evolved over the years as a musician?
"I experiment more with styles now since I've discovered a lot about myself. I can't be the plain jane. Monotony bores me. I am a lot more confident about myself and hence that has impacted my style over the years."
Which is the music fest you're more likely to attend?
b) Burning Man
"Most definitely Coachella!"
Tips on music festival makeup?
"Keep it simple and fun. Don't try too hard to be someone you're not. You're there to enjoy the music so you wanna jump around and just have fun. And that should reflect in your style. No over the top makeup or super tight dresses with heels!"
Which celebrity's closet do you dig?
"Beyonce! Also Rita Ora and Rihanna!"
What's a quick hair fix right before a concert?
"Super tight high bun or braids!"
What is the one beauty product you cannot live without?
"Coconut oil! I use it as a makeup remover, hair oil, moisturiser. Can't do without it!"
Name a brand that you swear by?
"I am more of a flea market girl. But I love forever 21 and Asos and Nike."
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Photo Credit: Instagram / Tanya Nambiar
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