Get to know Tara Griffi and her gorgeous daughter Luna as you curl up in your silk pyjamas. A British model and DJ, Tara shares her thoughts on family, the fashion industry and her love for her hometown.
Photos by Ithaka Roddam
Interview with Tara Griffin
Where do you call home?
We live in a town called Worthing near Brighton, but for me London will always be my home. It's where I spent ten years of my life from the age of 17. It is where I grew into the person I am today, where all my friends are and where I work most days. We would definitely like to make the move back to the city as a family soon.
Tell us about your journey into the world of modelling and music.
I was always very into music and fashion at school. I remember hiding Vogue in my maths textbook! When I was 17 and at college, my brother bought me tickets to London Fashion Week. I was scouted by Models1 walking in and I literally called my college teacher the next day to say I was moving to London that week. I have been modelling ever since. I have worked with some amazing brands and feel very lucky.
I started out living with my brother in Shoreditch, but eventually moved into my own place in Camden. It was there where I started my own club nights where I would DJ. I soon started to book gigs around London and got an agent.
What has been the best gig you have played?
I played the Armani Summer Garden live events which were a great vibe and so fun to DJ. I have completely vintage set made up of 50's rock and roll, 60's, Soul and Motown and Indie, so my set was completely different to past DJ's they had booked. The set went down really well!.
Another favourite was playing the Avengers Film Party. I had a bit of a pinch me moment with Scarlet Johanson in the bathroom.
We know you are a busy woman! Walk us through the day in the life of Tara Griffin.
Being a mum, I seem to live two different lives to be honest. When I’m working it will be amazing locations, studios, hair and makeup on photoshoots.
I am also a fashion blogger on Instagram so my days can involve venturing out to shoot content for brands. I'm lucky my other half, Andy, is a great photographer as well as musician. He shoots my photos.
When I am home my days are very much based around my two beautiful girls. School runs, catching up on emails, keeping the house nice - I don't cook though, Andy does not let me anywhere near the kitchen. I could set fire to toast!
You have a gorgeous family with two sweet little girls, how do you balance home and work life?
What are your 'mum on the go' essentials?
How would you describe your style?
If you could swap wardrobes with anyone, who would it be?
What are your future plans?
I know its cliché for a dietary New Year promise, but I would love to try and go vegan. I am also working on not doubting myself so much.
Lastly – what do you wear to sleep?
My Leopard Print Silk Pyjamas from YOLKE - obviously!
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Tips from Tara herself!
NRG Cavern - Worthing
Breakfast Club - Brighton
Vintage shopping in the North Lane - Brighton
The Artist Residence - Brighton