Portraits of London #8 – Whinnie Williams

Camden Town

Zig-zagging their way through crowded streets and streams of tourists, the Taylor Morris team arrive to their location of choice for the latest edition of #PortraitsOfLondon; Camden Town.

An area best described as Britain’s musical mecca, Camden Town perfectly illustrates London’s rich musical history and influence, making it the perfect location for singer/songwriter & partner in crime to Zara MartinWhinnie Williams, who emulates the very essence of the area.

We start shooting, a crowd begins to form, but she remains unbothered. Whinnie’s used to an audience.

Whinnie Williams Portraits of London Pink Invida Camden

WHINNIE WEARS THE PINK INVIDIA

Hello Whinnie, could you tell us a little bit about yourself? 

I’m a singer song writer from London with a love for the 70s and pets!

When did you first realise you wanted to be a performer?

I was such a shy teenager so the thought of being on stage was terrifying but I loved to sing and write songs from a really early age so I just had to sort the shyness out first!

Whinnie Williams Portraits of London Explorer Camden

WHINNIE WEARS THE EXPLORER IN BRUSHED GOLD WITH DARK BROWN LENS.

Which crowd would you most like to perform to?

As the sun comes down at a big summer festival would be the perfect crowd.

What was the inspiration behind your new song, ”Real damn bad‘’? 

I got dumped and wanted to feel strong again so that song just kinda fell out of my mouth.

Whinnie Williams Portraits of London Matte Crystal Rollright

WHINNIE WEARS THE CRYSTAL ROLLRIGHT WITH BLUE BRANDEIS LENS.

Judging from your Instagram feed, it seems like you’re really inspired by the 70s era, what makes that era so special to you?

I love the colours, the shapes, the hair and the music. It just feels very free and creative. I love collecting old things so my house is literally a 70s museum. You can follow it at @poodleandblonde.

 

Who are your style icons?

Barbarella, Brigitte Bardot & Linda Rodin.

Which is your favourite pair from our collection? 

The matte blue crystal RollRight with blue lens. 

What’s next for you Whinnie?

Writing lots of new songs, making videos and gigging.

Whinnie Williams Portraits of London Zero

WHINNIE WEARS THE AMARELO ZERO

For photography enquiries, e-mail Harry at harry@harrysoames.com
Make-up – @Stef3Williams
Hair – @NaradKutowaroo
Thank you to Felder Felder for the amazing clothing.