If you were totally entranced by the catchy beats from our Shoe Cult teaser, you’re probably dying to know who the face is behind that killer single. Well, we certainly were, so we decided to track her down! B O S C O (a.k.a. Brittany Bosco) is an Atlanta-based musician who layers smooth vocals over dreamy electronic beats, and she has super cute style to boot. B O S C O and two of her friends were nice enough to take us on a tour of their Southern town (decked out in head-to-toe Nasty Gal, of course) and total awesomeness ensued.
(Photos by Faisal Mohammed)
B O S C O, 27, musician/artist, Atlanta.
Tell us about the inspiration for your shoot!
The inspiration behind the shoot was quite simple. I wanted to showcase a side of my personality that people haven’t experienced yet—which is simply having fun with my girls (Ashley Rhoden and Onisha Roman) in clothing that usually wouldn’t be photographed in this particular setting. Usually, my shoots are very focused and art based, but this time I wanted to get a little wild and have fun.
How would you describe your personal style?
I am very inspired by menswear and Asian culture. I look for interesting shapes, breathable fabrics that’s still feminine. I also like mixing fabrics and textures that necessarily wouldn’t go together. The main focus of my personal style is hair, pants, socks and shoes—those are my essentials. I live for statement pieces with a pair of cut off denim shorts and graphic socks. People always say, “You change your look so much,” but I treat my hair as an accessory. Whatever the outfit calls for, I try to execute that in my hairstyles. You should never be predictable in your style.
How has Atlanta influenced your style?
Atlanta is a growing city with many different “scenes.” Each scene inspires and influences the other. We have visual artists, street kids, bikers, skaters, musicians, designers and, honestly, Atlanta has some of the most talented individuals here. The art scene is pretty big here with things like FLUX Projects
and Living Walls
. They provide inspiration that you can use in your own art and brand . The street style scene isn’t that heavy as of yet, although I can see it growing. But we do have very fashionable individuals and brands here who are pushing the fashion scene to the next level like FRESHiAM, Bazaar Bohemian, TChoup Vintage, Wildflag, Messrs and a few others. As far as shopping, I still love going to the thrift store. I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to part from Value Village, America’s Thrift Store, and Ragorama. You can really find some gems in these stores. I would also say Epitome, Wish, Highland Row Antiques, Cherry Bomb (shoes) are cool places to shop.
What must we do when we visit Atlanta?
H. Harper Station
El Bar (Dj Speakerfoxxx)
Mother (Pretty Sweet Party)
The High Museum
How would describe your sound?
It’s a mixture of everything from R&B, experimental, and electronic music. I let the consumer deal with the classification. I just like to make music that you can feel—that’s most important.
How does your music influence your style?
I feel like my music has a sense of mystery to it that comes across in my style. Layering in music is very much like layering and draping in fashion. Some things are there that you don’t see, like under garments, which relates to textures in track that gives it that certain mood or feeling without being obvious. Music has a way of making you dress for it.
Who are some of your style icons?
Sade, Bianca Jagger, Tilda Swinton, Lisa Bonet, Janet Jackson, Gwen Stefani, Madonna, Johnny Depp, Linda Evangelista, and David Bowie.
Where do you look for inspiration for your music?
How do you choose your performance outfits?
It’s all about comfort and how I can move in the clothing because I love to dance and interact with the crowd. I usually stick to my cut-off shorts or wear all black. You can never go wrong with that.
What are some trends that you’re loving right now?
Trends are weird—I try to set my own standards.
What’s coming up next for you?
Releasing more music, brand collaborations, touring, traveling, and enjoying what comes.
Any advice you want to pass on to other Nasty Gals?
Be you no matter how long it takes for people to “catch” on to it. If you can dream it, you can do it!