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grrrl talk: peach kelli pop

on spice girls, cyndi lauper, and writing a new album!

by: jade taylor

photos by abby banks

August 04 2014

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Introduce yourself!

I'm Allie Hanlon. I play guitar, sing, and write music for the band Peach Kelli Pop. I grew up in Ottawa, Canada and recently moved to Los Angeles!

Where did the name Peach Kelli Pop originate from?

It's the name of a song by one of my favorite bands, Redd Kross. It's a song off their album "Neurotica"

How would you describe Peach Kelli Pop's music?

Cartoony, dreamy, Ramones-inspired sugar pop!

What are you coming out with next?

I'm writing a new full length album right now. I'm just in the beginning stages so I'm not sure when it'll be out yet.

What are some of your musical inspirations?

I am inspired by all genres of music. I especially love 80's pop like The GoGos and The Bangles. I am inspired by girl groups and a lot of punk as well.

Who are some of your ultimate beauty icons in music?

Cyndi Lauper is my top beauty icon in the music world. I also love Debbie Harry's classic, casual, and cool looks. Dale Bozzio from The Missing Persons, an amazing band from the 1980's, has great inspirational looks. If you look her up you will see she is most definitely where Lady Gaga found some style inspiration as well!

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

Wendy O Williams on lead vocals, Joan Jett on guitar, Tina Weymouth from Talking Heads on bass, and Sheila E on drums. That would be a crazy band.

What posters did you have on your wall growing up?

Spice Girls! And probably some animal posters. 

What do you usually keep in your makeup bag?

I have a foundation with SPF coverage, liquid eyeliner, mascara and hot pink lipstick.

What are your favorite beauty products?

I love dry shampoo, scrunchies, and Sally Hanson top coat so my nails looks shiny!

What is your signature scent?

I've been wearing a perfume oil by The Body Shop called Ananya for about 5 years. It's discontinued so I'll need to find a new signature scent once I run out. Other than that I am obsessed with coconut scent! 

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

The best advice that I live by every day is to use minimal products on your face; let your skin regulate itself as it is usually capable of doing very well. We don't need as many products as what are marketed to us. The worst beauty advice was that you have to choose whether you're going to play up your eyes or lips when applying makeup - that it will be "too much" if you do both. I love wearing a bright lipstick and dark makeup on my eyes. I don't think anyone should listen to beauty or fashion rules - do whatever makes you happy!

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