Pia Mia Reveals Why Madonna Let Her Take Over as Material Girl’s Fashion Director
In an exclusive interview with US Weekly 19-year-old singer Pia Mia talks about being handpicked by Madonna as the first-ever fashion director of her Material Girl clothing line for Macy’s.
I died [when I got the call]! I’m in music, so I’ve been watching all of Madonna’s music videos my whole life. And I’ve seen her documentary Truth or Dare a million times. Just being inspired by her musically and then having her pick me as her first-ever fashion director, it’s like blowing my mind right now.
As the first fashion director, I’m basically putting my personal stamp on the clothes and looking at the line sheets and making the changes to pieces that have already been created before I got involved with the brand. I’m choosing the photographers, the locations for the shoots, putting outfits together. I’m basically touching everything.
I think [Madonna’s] influenced my style just in the perspective of not caring what anyone else thinks, and wearing whatever makes you feel comfortable. I think we’re alike in that way.
Aside from emulating Madonna’s fearless approach to fashion, Pia has made a concerted effort to follow her footsteps when it comes to maintaining authenticity as an artist.
One of the one things that I love most about Madonna is that in the Truth or Dare movie, when the [Toronto] police come backstage and they’re like, ‘You have to perform your show a different way because we’re in this certain place,’ and she is like, ‘No, this me as a person. I’m an artist and this is what I want to do. I’m not changing my show. I thought that was so cool because I feel the same way. Because people are constantly trying to change who other people are, and it’s just like you have to stick to who you are and just do you.
Pia explains she hasn’t met Madonna herself in person yet (“I honestly don’t know what I would do!”), but she’s already dreaming about collaborating with her in the recording studio … well, maybe. “That would be just like – oh, I’d pass out,” she joked. “I’d pass out in the booth!”
Until then, Pia is fully focused on making Madonna proud from afar.
I think it’s dope, just because I’ve loved Material Girl for so long. And just to be able to work with one of my idols and a brand that I love is so perfect. I’m giving this my all.
Read the full interview on USMagazine.com.