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grrrl talk: la sera

we talk beauty secrets, grimes, and new music!

by: jade taylor

photo by claire donaghue

July 23 2014

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Introduce yourself!

I am Katy Goodman from La Sera!  I live in LA, have a dog and a cat, and love coffee.

Where did the name La Sera originate from?

I came up with it while I was on tour with Vivian Girls in Italy.  It means "the evening" in Italian.

How would you describe your music in La Sera versus in Vivian Girls?

I would say the main difference is that I am the lead singer/songwriter of La Sera, so these are more "my" songs.

What are you coming out with next?

We just put out a new record in May, Hour of the Dawn, and we spent a lot of time on it!  But we are going to start working on a new album at some point this year...

What are some of your biggest musical inspirations?

The Pretenders and The Smiths.

Who are some of your ultimate beauty icons in music?

Debbie Harry, Morrissey, Grimes.

If you could form the ultimate fantasy girl band with musicians living or dead, who would be in the band?

Jenny Lewis, Ronnie Spector, Marie Curie, Kim Deal.

What posters did you have on your wall growing up?

Probably Blink-182 and The Cardigans.

What do you usually keep in your makeup bag?

Mascara, face wipes, and sometimes eye liner.

What is your all-time favorite beauty product?

Mascara.  

What is your signature scent?

Hmm, my natural deodorant?

What is your hair care routine like?

I wash it once or twice a week. Sometimes I use Moroccan Oil.

What’s the best and worst beauty advice you’ve ever received?

"Don't touch your face" - my mom.  I don't even wash my face, I let nature take care of it!  Although when I know I'll be outside a bunch, I put on a natural SPF 30 lotion.

What’s the best advice you can pass on to our readers?

I think eating clean, healthy food has a huge impact on your skin and beauty.  Eat well, get sleep, and don't touch your face too much!

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