Slapp Chat with Patricia Manfield aka HEIR
She’s our muse, girl crush and all round fashion killa- so we were absolutely floored when she agreed to a Slapp Chat.
Her stage name is Heir and this singer/songwriter/model/muse is set to soundtrack your summer.
Born in Russia and raised in Italy, Patricia Manfield is an Insta OG, counting Calvin Klein, Dior, Tom Ford, Adidas and YSL, as just some of her many clients and collaborators.
Having conquered social, this month sees the launch of her debut EP Daddy Issues. We got chatting to Heir to talk: vintage shopping, the problem with picture perfection and Jorja Smith’s skin.
We love the video for Threads, what inspired it?
It speaks about how sometimes life is just like a videogame and there are many levels of difficulty to it. The main character in the video tries to escape reality and I try to help him come back.
If you could pick 3 artists to feature on a fantasy album, who would they be?
Frank Ocean, J Blake and Bon Iver
What inspires a song for you?
Love, stories I hear from people and probably frustration.
Your upcoming EP Daddy Issues, is all about internal conversations and debates. What advice would you give to other women battling with their emotions?
I guess don’t be scared to face them, it’ll make you a better person in the end. Settling for what’s comfortable is the biggest mistake we can make.
What has been your greatest achievement in your career so far?
I guess working on my album has been the best experience in the world.
What advice would you give to other girls and guys looking to get into the music industry?
Take your time, don’t rush into it. Find your genre, risk, don’t do things that you see are working in the charts right now. Just do you.
We love your style! Where do you shop?
Vintage stores mainly.
Who is your beauty muse?
So I guess the best skin I’ve ever seen is Jorja Smith’s. It’s insane.
How do you stay healthy, body and mind?
Meditation and no crazy diets. I also try to disconnect from the world and not use my phone for a couple days from time to time.
Loving your flaws.
What are your thoughts on diversity in the Beauty industry?
I know I might be judged for this answer but I usually say it as it is. I feel like we’re in an era where we have two different approaches to beauty. One is taken by women who appreciate their flaws, their marks and what’s healthy for your self-esteem. Another one is taken by people who want to reach a level of perfection and want to fix what the society thinks it should look better.
I don’t hate on plastic surgery, I think it does wonders especially if it’s corrective but I do think that everybody’s slowly starting to have similar features so I don’t like it when women over-do it, cause we’re all beautiful as we are.
Would you share an early beauty memory, or biggest beauty mistake with us?
Biggest beauty mistake was definitely plucking my eyebrows when I was a teen, they looked so bad. But the earliest beauty memory was when I tried my mom’s lipstick for the first time. It was a Dior in red.
What is your signature beauty look?
Glowy and super natural, with big eyebrows and orange-ish cheeks.
If you could only Slapp on one beauty product, what would it be?
What’s next for you?
Coming out with my debut E.P. in June and performing. :)
Follow HEIR: @Patriciamanfield