Updated: Feb 6
Radmila Lolly is an acclaimed classical singer and high fashion designer. Over the past few months, her singing career has skyrocketed when she reached the top 25 of the Billboard Dance Chart with her single ‘U R Moving Me’ - Radmila Lolly ft Dani Hagan.
Worldwide press took notice of her recent achievements and Radmila has been featured in several magazines covers around the globe.
Radmila presented her last album “Wonderland” at the famous Carnegie Hall. She originally combined her talents as a singer and a designer, and presented her couture collection during her concert while putting up an unforgettable show.
This talented ambitious woman is the sole designer of the couture fashion house “Radmila Lolly”. The largest influence on her designs are her musical exploits. For Lolly, her two artistic mediums inspire and feed off each other; the textures of her designs are innately linked to the textures of her music.
Her fashion collection has been featured at Barneys Madison Avenue Trunk Show, alongside designers such as Zac Posen, Naeem Khan, J. Mendel, as well as at the Daytime Emmy’s Ceremony, and many more. It has been featured by Vogue Italia, and Harper’s Baazar, among others. Radmila Lolly has a huge number of requests from celebrities to wear her gowns for award ceremonies or red carpet events. We have seen a number of artists wearing Radmila Lolly’s dresses, such as Gayle King, Bebe Rexha, Mya, Miss Universe 2018, Miss USA 2018, Miss USA 2017, to name a few.
But not only Radmila sings and designs, her creative mind never stops and she has upcoming ventures that include a novel that corresponds to her next self-composed album and high couture collection.
You have also heard her music as the soundtrack for the movie “Honor Up” directed by Damon Dash and with executive producer Kanye West; Works with Mar Vista Studios. Radmila Lolly will be working on more soundtracks this year. Her next album is the soundtrack to her upcoming novel and audiobook.
Her gala concerts are usually attended by very respected musical artists such as Grammy-winner, Maxwell.
Lolly is a non-stop traveler who moved to Miami where she is becoming involved in the Miami community through her new church, Miami First Presbyterian. She volunteers to sing with their choir.
You can catch Radmila every week sitting in the front row of the Miami Heat games. Go Heat!
With the mindset of always going farther and improving, Lolly is learning as many instruments as possible; she is currently taking weekly lessons on the piano, violin, saxophone, and guitar.
Something that keeps her in the move is her workout routine. She works out almost every day, and to vary her routine; in addition to normal resistance and weight training, she plays basketball, tennis, swims, boxes, and dances.
Follow her on Instagram @Radmilalolly to keep up with her work and life!
When did you start singing? When I was growing up, I always heard my mother singing songs she composed herself around the house, which sparked my own interest in music. However, her style of voice and mine were very different, and I wasn’t comfortable to just improvise like she was. That led me to begin my formal vocal training at age 14.
What does it mean for you to be on the top of the Billboard Dance Chart?
One day you hear about other singers on it, and now I'm there; it's definitely an out of body experience
Where and when was your first concert? My first performance was a private recital in London when I was 16 years old. That was my first experience performing for an audience, and it was very difficult for me to get up on stage because I was so worried about everything that could go wrong, everything from “what if I forget the words to the song?” to “What if I slip and fall on my face in front of everyone?”. Now I understand that there’s so many aspects to a live performance that you have absolutely no control over, so there is no point in worrying about them. All you can do is be as personally prepared as possible, and go up on stage and enjoy yourself. The real skill to performing is making it past any mishaps without the audience even noticing!
What fashion advice would you give to women?
I would like to tell women to not be afraid to be unique and express themselves through their clothing. Clothing is like a language, it gives you an opportunity to connect with people who find what you’re wearing is interesting, or have similar style and interests to you. At the end of the day, people will always be judging us no matter what we do or wear, so you should wear something that shows who you are truthfully. If I had only $100, and walked into Forever 21, I wouldn’t just buy basic items to mix and match; I would buy items that catch my eye and are unique, that show who I am as a person.
What celebrity would you like seeing wearing your clothes? The type of person I envision wearing my clothing is somebody who is a leader, who is bold, and who appreciates fashion as an art form. I love dressing artists of all kinds, including musicians, visual artists, and actors. I am especially interested in costume design for movies, and would love to do more work with that.
You are writing a novel. What is it about? The biggest takeaway from my book is that what happens to us as children can affect us for the rest of our lives. We can be scarred on the outside, but we can also be scarred on the inside. The novel is based upon the lives of four main characters with very different backgrounds; all of their storylines eventually intertwine and converge by the end of the book. The book shows how seemingly small and insignificant actions can change the course of your life.