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Ahoi, I'm Marlen

Marlen Stahlhuth
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Behind the Scenes: BLITZKIDS mvt.

Making Off: Heart on the Line

It's been a few weeks, but several trips and fashion weeks kept me from editing all photos. On the occasion of the new BLITZKIDS mvt. music video shoot, I joined the team and shot some backstage photos as well as a backstage video.

Singer Nomi used to work as a stylist before she started with music and you can clearly see that by the outfits in this video. An amazing sense of style combined with great pieces by designers like Augustin Teboul make the music video almost look like a fashion film. Definitely a special eye candy for photographing.

Just after their performance at the Eurovision Song Contest preliminary decision I also had them sit down for a quick interview. Here is the outcome:

Eurovision Song contest preliminary decision - were you excited?
Nomi: I think I was never as excited before. But I've made it through with out Valerian or rescue drops.

How did you get to Eurovision?
Petone: That was pretty basic. We were suggested and taken (laughs). There is a council made up from record labels and the ESC, deciding about the participants.

What are the advantages and what might be the disadvantages about preforming at the ESC?
Petone: Well the advantages are pretty obvious. You get a huge chance, especially when you are a newcomer, as you get world wide attention. The disadvantages are only a matter if you actually happen to win. Then it is hard to loose the "ESC band" image. Lena was a perfect example. Everyone loved her for being natural and sympathetic and then it switched and she became annoying Lena.

Your most recent single "Heart on the Line" has just been released. How did you decide on this being the first released song and also your tribute to ESC?
Petone: That "Heart on the line" would be our first single was already a decision we made long ago. It is the perfect mix of electro and pop with a catchy hook. So it seemed perfect for ESC as well.

How many people are on stage when BLITZKIDS mvt. is preforming?
Nomi: At the moment we have a DJ, a keyboarder, a drummer, and two dancers along with me. But this could grow in the future.

What do you say to being compared with Robyn? Is it annoying or an honor?
Nomi: Actually we haven't had that comparison so often but it would definitely be a compliment rather than an insult.

BLITZKIDS mvt. isn't just a band that is known for their music but also for their live performance and their incredible stage outfits. How is the relation between fashion and music for you?
Nomi: I was always interested in both, although music has been the slightly bigger passion. It is absolutely amazing to live both. Dream job! (laughs)

Nomi is also being a reference to Klaus Nomi, was his style inspiring?
Nomi: When BLITZKIDS mvt. began, he was definitely a huge inspiration regarding our look. But since this is a matter that changes all the time, I would think we rather pay an homage or show a respectful gesture to an astonishing artist. I want people to know more about him, not to copy him, as no one could do that.

Nomi you used to be a stylist. Is it hard to let someone else choose your outfits?
Nomi: (laughs) yeah that is impossible. I could never give up that part. I do have a great help in Stylist Christof Post with whom I always discuss my outfits. But I make the final decisions as I think I know best how BLITZKIDS mvt. is supposed to look like. Otherwise it wouldn't look authentic but dressed up.

If you had to choose someone, dead or alive, to swap your closet with, who would that be?
Nomi: ohhh there are too many. But it would be a lot greater to have a second key to a huge fund like: "Jacke wie Hose" in Hamburg. I could spot something new there every day.

What is your favorite stage outfit?
Nomi: That keeps on changing (laughs) but I do love by huge triangular pants that designer Karin Wüethrich made for me.

Which brands do you like to wear in your private life? And how much do you spend on fashion a month?
Nomi: I love Augustin Teboul, in private and on stage. How much I spend? I don't really want to know that, but definitely too much (but I do sell a lot as well if I get sick and tired of them). I think I might open a second hand shop in the future. And then you get to buy original BLITZKIDS stage outfits there. (laughs)

If you could choose a designer to equip you with stage outfits, who would that be?
Nomi: I could never choose only one designer but it would be great to wear something by Gareth Pugh some day.

What was you biggest fashion faux pas?
Nomi: My self made cow skin bag during the 90s. An absolute must have as a raver. OH GOD!

All time favorite in your closet?
Nomi: My bomber jacket. But I've worn it so many times that I think about selling it in the future.

Open budget: How would a music video look like where everything is possible?
Nomi: I won't reveal that. Not that Heino might steel the idea.

Leather or Jeans?
Nomi: Leather

Black or White?
Nomi: Black

Hats or Beanies?
Nomi: both

Pants or Skirts?
Nomi: PANTS

Gold or Silver?
Nomi: both

Final question, would you like to win the ESC preliminary decision or rather become second, why?
Nomi: 12 points from the jury, couldn't be any better. Furthermore you can see how people react to a winner. Poor Cascada, the whole of Germany starts discussing bout her song and doesn't appreciate it at all.

March 5, 2013

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