An inside have a look at Cuppy’s Pink Pad of goals, her ardour for her wigs and tips on how to obtain final woman energy

An inside look at Cuppy’s Pink Pad of dreams, her

With a following of over 7.5 million throughout her socials together with Instagram, Tik Tok, and Youtube, Cuppy, 28 shouldn’t be your typical woman subsequent door. From the pink hair, to the arrogance in her step, her obsession with music and her deep love for Italian gelato, Cuppy is a multi-talented girl with myriad pursuits.

This Nigerian born DJ, musician, radio presenter, philanthropist, interiors lover, wigs connoisseur and dog-mum moved in to her new dwelling in London earlier this 12 months and has been busy cooking up numerous initiatives each since.

Cuppy – who was born Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola, the daughter of a profitable and well-known Nigerian businessman and moved from Lagos to London along with her household when she was 13 – sat down with GLAMOUR to speak to us about all issues interiors and what she’s most captivated with.

Entering into Cuppy’s excessive rise residence with a crispy clear view of the Thames and the sky-scraping Canary Wharf places of work will take your breath away. And the interiors are fairly spectacular too, for what may have been a stiff and atypical flat has been remodeled into an eccentric pink pad of goals / an alternate world, virtually like an ice cream parlour with palm timber galore. Consider a Michelin Sketch restaurant in London however with the saturation filter turned to max!

Sure, it is rather pink, however Cuppy’s love for pink is way deeper than simply the color’s heavy affiliation with residing a ‘girly’ life-style: “I simply assume pink is continually used as a weak point or vulnerability, but it surely’s very sturdy” she says. She tells me how her pink interiors is an ode to her ardour and freedom and to create one thing that makes her stand out.

Cuppy lives by the motto of standing out, assume pink wigs from all lengths, textures, to braids, her picture is an enormous a part of that. “I believe being a younger girl from Nigeria and now residing within the UK [she moved here with her family when she was 13] I’ve usually felt like I needed to scream to be heard. I subsequently felt I needed to be overly expressive.” says Cuppy.

Nonetheless being in an surroundings that’s completely different from your individual could make anybody really feel fairly weak at occasions, so when at dwelling, she’s pleased to mix in. “I am a younger black girl with pink hair and I simply wished to create an area that I can return to, the place I really feel comfy and protected.”.

Cuppy unpacks…

On her inspiration behind her inside model…

“For me, this flat represents liberation. I spent a very long time residing with my mother and father and I all the time wished to create my very own area and wished to return into my home feeling fully unapologetically myself from each nook. Now, the colors are clearly impressed by me. Every part about my home is me a lot in order that I put my identify on my entrance wall, simply in case I ever overlook who I’m. It is about continually empowering myself. It is about creating an area that may be a reflection of you.”

On her dedication to have palm timber in all types on each nook of her dwelling…

“Sure! I’m impressed by my love of the tropics. I additionally love having my very own vegetation as a result of I’ve this idea that for those who can, preserve life and you may nurture life, then you are able to do principally something. So I began off with vegetation, my vegetation stayed alive. Now I’ve acquired canines. They have not died but fortunately!”

On her most valuable items round the home…

“I’ve a bit of art work by Kaws which I invested some huge cash in and it is a pink model. I bear in mind once I was making an attempt to purchase the artwork piece individuals instructed me: ‘Oh, for those who get it pink, it will not develop in worth’ which is fascinating. I simply assume pink is continually used as a weak point or vulnerability, but it surely’s very sturdy. And so I made a decision, yeah, I will get a pink model. One other factor that is actually particular to me is – it sounds a bit bizarre, however — my couch. It was made in Italy and I needed to wait months to obtain it attributable to COVID. We designed it collectively and it is a one among a form piece. It jogs my memory of Austin Powers and it’s my favorite shade of pink.”

On her deep love for the color pink…

“Pink for me is about power. Pink for me is about being a insurgent and about being unapologetically feminine. I am a DJ in a male dominated business and I’ve my very own battles to struggle on a regular basis due to that, so pink is a manner of expression. Pink can be approachable and it is enjoyable. It additionally would not go together with many colors and I believe that that is a illustration of me being in my very own lane. I believe that Nicki Minaj stated it greatest – Pink Print. It is now not concerning the blueprint, it is about creating your individual identify.”

On the principles she lives by to be her greatest genuine self and being a cultural hybrid…

“I reside by feeling. If it would not really feel proper, it is in all probability not best for you. I reside by being unapologetic. So it is vital to be delicate but in addition to be comfy. I come from a really entrepreneurial background, a really public and conventional household. So based on ‘this’ timeline, I am alleged to be three children in… I’m two canines in as an alternative, however you’re liable for your individual happiness. So that is how I run my life. If I do not need to do one thing, I do not do it. If I do not really feel pleased, I say so. I do not change myself in any surroundings. I take a bit of Nigeria with me in every single place I am going and vice versa, as I’m product of numerous cultural hybrids.”

On her specifically devoted wig room…

“My wig room was the one factor I truly knew I positively wished in my home once I was moved. I all the time knew that I wished to have the ability to see my wigs and luxuriate in them. I believe I’ve round 40 wigs there. I nonetheless insist on sporting the identical one again and again. You recognize when you might have THE one. Wigs are a tremendous factor as a result of they’ve helped me get actually good at morphing into my environments. I believe it is actually vital to have the ability to be whoever you need to be. Day-after-day is a brand new begin, however pink appears to be my cutoff selection. I’ve dedicated to it for 5 years so…”

On rising up in Nigeria and shifting to the UK at age 13…

“Transferring right here once I was 13, it was tough. I felt completely different, I seemed completely different and the whole lot was completely different and I so badly wished to slot in. I believe that is why I am a fighter. From a younger age, I all the time wished to be heard and be appreciated for who I used to be and so I attempted actually arduous to mix in. I’m over that now…”

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Snog, marry, keep away from – wig version…

“Between my wigs, luggage and sneakers, if I needed to do a snog marry keep away from state of affairs, I’d keep away from my sneakers. I’d snog my luggage and my marry my wigs. I really feel like my wigs are much less materialistic than my luggage and sneakers, as a result of, a minimum of the one factor it is advisable complement your wig is a smile.”

On her every day mantra…

“My mum instructed me, something value doing is value doing properly. It is about not taking a look at what different persons are doing however specializing in your self. It is about ensuring that you simply’re in a spot the place you are all the time over-delivering. Each gig I do, I need dancers and I need to go all out with manufacturing. Everybody was like: ‘It’s only a DJ gig!’ however I do not know tips on how to not do issues in a sure manner. I believe that this over supply opens doorways and retains them open.”

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On her instantaneous temper booster…

“My dwelling and my greatest pal Raya. She’s as insanely adventurous and risk-taking and unstable as I’m, however she’s additionally as hardworking and dependable. I all the time say you don’t want a bunch of pals, you want A FRIEND. High quality over amount.”

On the most effective hacks she realized from her mum…

“My mother has taught me that I’m liable for my very own happiness. It is that concept of not relying on others. She’s a extremely sturdy girl and my sisters are equally as sturdy and we have all been raised to be impartial.

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On who she turns to for recommendation…

“For recommendation, I am going to numerous completely different individuals. I’m a sponge, I am all the time selecting up from completely different those that I meet, however, significantly I look to my dad. My dad may be very easy, rational considering and non-emotional. I believe generally my feelings get forward of me with my enterprise, in all probability as a result of I am a artistic. So I all the time favored that, straight up African mother and father recommendation, no sugar coating. It jogs my memory to make the suitable selections from, utilizing my head, not simply my coronary heart.”

On her ardour for philanthropy…

“I am actually captivated with philanthropy as a result of I need there to be extra ‘Cuppys’ rising up. I need younger ladies again dwelling to have a look at me and say: ‘Oh my gosh, she did it her manner. She’s herself. She’s not enjoying by the principles.’ I am a rule breaker. I am a insurgent. I discover alternatives. I do not look ahead to them to return. And for me, that is what my narrative is. Philanthropy is vital as a result of training empowers each girl. I’m so captivated with my work with Save The Kids and International Citizen.”

“I really feel like what is the level of all of this if I can not create a legacy, create alternative, create one thing. I need to be often called somebody that impressed younger ladies over the whole lot, over cash, over attributes, over recognition. It is not about being a duplicate, it is about being your individual model. My album is known as Unique Copy as a result of I imagine you had been born on this world as an unique. Do not die as a duplicate, create your individual lane and depart your mark.”

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As for recommendation for any aspiring DJs…

“My recommendation is to comply with your coronary heart and do what you do with ardour. There’s going to be so many dangerous days. The one factor that retains me from melting down or from quitting is the truth that I really like what I do. Again dwelling, lots of people attempt to pressure this narrative of: be a health care provider, be a lawyer. My model is all about proving that I can do what I do, and nonetheless be accountable, and nonetheless be pleased, and nonetheless make my mother and father proud. If you wish to be a feminine DJ, for those who’re a black girl, which may be very robust, it’s a must to ensure you love what you do. Work out what music you evokes you, educate your self and throw your self in.”

“I actually lived in nightclubs earlier than I acquired my first gig. It is about figuring out your surroundings inside out. So I am an amazing DJ, however I am additionally an amazing artist. I might be an amazing supervisor and I might be an amazing sound engineer. It is about figuring out the entire construction. One factor that is actually vital to me is training, so once I determined I wished to be a DJ, I made it a factor to go and research music. So I acquired a grasp’s in music from NYU and interned quite a bit. It is about understanding behind the scenes, the way it works and naturally ardour, as a result of for those who discover a job you’re keen on, and you will by no means work a day in your life.”

Credit:
Hair: Sunmisola
Inventive Path & Styling: Raya
Pictures: Grace Olukanni
Grand Entrance: Hanifa Gown; Dynasty Eating: Kenneth Ize Mini Gown, Bvlgari Jewelry; Lavish Lounging: Marine Serre Moonfish Gown; Fantasy Backyard:Bottega Venetta Gown; Bed room: Emilio Pucci PJ’s

Nonetheless drooling over Cuppy’s epic interiors? Scroll beneath for some ideas on tips on how to create your very personal pink pad of goals…

For extra from Glamour UK Magnificence & Options Assistant Shei Mamona, comply with her on Instagram @sheimamona

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