Britney Spears Talks About Her New Campaign for Kenzo!

Britney Spears Talks About Her New Campaign for Kenzo!

It’s Britney Bitch!

Britney Spears spoke to our friends over at Vogue exclusively about her new campaign with Paris clothing line “Kenzo”. She has one not-so-fond memory of the 1980s. “I used to wear big bows on top of my head,” she says on the eve of the debut of her first luxury fashion campaign (it’s hard to believe there’s something she hasn’t done). “I mean, ugly was the way to go in the ’80s, it was all just completely obnoxious—but there was also something so refreshing about that and the fact that we didn’t care what anyone thought about our clothes.” When Spears was approached by Kenzo’s creative directors, Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, about becoming the face of the label’s second nostalgia-based La Collection Momento for Spring 2018(a tribute to the debut of Kenzo Jeans in 1986), she was excited by the prospect of bringing back that loud, no-holds-barred, ’80s attitude.

The bright campaign was shot on location in Paris by Peter Lindbergh and features pieces like a cropped denim jacket, thigh-high lace-up boots, and a sweatshirt and baseball hat stamped with a throwback version of the original Kenzo logo. “This collection is very youthful,” says Spears. “We had fun on set, even though it was a bit weird for me at first. I am used to shooting in a studio or a small space, and this was out on the street. We were out there and I had really promiscuous clothes on, which felt odd, but, of course, on film it turned out to be really cool.”

Let us not forget that Spears is a 36-year-old working mom of two. The days of schoolgirl miniskirts and red vinyl catsuits are far behind her, and she tends to gravitate toward more practical, bohemian-inspired clothing, mostly in a palette of soft ivory and white. “It’s tricky because as a mother, you don’t take as much risk with your style,” she says. “I think when I was younger I took so many risks and really went for it. There was no planning what I wore, and it was like, okay, I am just going to put on the most outrageous thing. I think as a mother you hold back from that out of fear of embarrassing your kids and out of respect for them.”

When Spears is home with her boys, Sean and Jayden, she is “in a nightgown most of the time.” And while she may not be wearing things like meat dresses or thongs on the red carpet, she does say that “there is something very courageous about the younger generation just wearing whatever they want all the time, but I don’t know if I could do it at this point. I think I would go and hide under a rug or something, because I’ve been dressing a certain way the past 15 years and I wouldn’t know how to react to a big change.”

Luckily the Kenzo campaign has given Spears a new outlook on embracing more playfulness in her current wardrobe. And playfulness, after all, is something that comes naturally to her—just watch one of her incredible Instagram videos featuring her own idiosyncratic version of a runway walk. The giant hair bows might be long gone, but Spears is not afraid to step out of her comfort zone and get experimental. And her sons sometimes give her the confidence she needs to mix things up. Watching them wear things that clash or have wild prints, she says, is “intoxicating because you are like, You know what? I’m not going to care what I wear today.” She adds, “As a mother, I used to be very strict about what they wore, but, at this point, they are growing up and becoming their own people. I want them to do their own thing—I respect that.”

Britney Spears is coming on March 20th! #Kenzo

Britney Spears is coming on March 20th! #Kenzo

Are you ready ????!? 

The SLAYAGE begins on March 20th. Stay tuned for Britney Bitch!

Ian Kirkpatrick speaks about working with Britney Spears!

Ian Kirkpatrick speaks about working with Britney Spears!

Producer Ian Kirkpatrick, who produced Britney’s song “If I’m Dancing”, spoke about what it is like working with the Queen B! Check out his interview below:

Finally, what was it like working with Britney Spears?

Oh my god. Even thinking about it makes me crazy. The track for “If I’m Dancing” was actually made three years before a song was written on it. It just sat on a hard drive forever and then I played it for [co-writers] Simon Wilcox and Chantal Kreviazuk. I did get to go into the studio for Britney to do the vocals and I took an anti-anxiety medication before because I was absolutely freaking the fuck out. It was crazy when she was on the mic, and to hear her voice in the studio and all her little nuances and all the little rasps in her voice, you know? That shit is insane. I tried to use everything. I tried to get her laughing so I could have little samples of that. She was like an artist that just got signed. She was so happy and so fucking cute.

She doesn’t go in for long, right?

She comes in. She knows what she wants to do. The thing is, she doesn’t have to stay long because she’s a pro when it comes to being vocal produced. You’ll say, “Try it like this,” and she’ll just do it. There’s no ego, she just fucking delivers. She’s a real one.



Fraser Smith revealed his experience working with Britney Spears!

Fraser Smith revealed his experience working with Britney Spears!

Songwriter, Fraser Smith, who created Britney’s song, “Trouble for me”, recently spoke to BBC about what it was like working with Britney Spears. Check out what he had to say below:

So what was Britney like to work with?

“That was amazing,” he told the BBC. “We got a call one Wednesday to say Britney was loving a track I’d written six months earlier with an artist in America; and could I come over the next day?

“So me and my engineer went straight home to pack our bags; caught the flight, got off the plane in LA, and straight into a limousine.

“We walked into the studio and the first person we saw was this diminutive blonde girl who said, ‘Hi, I’m Britney. Are we ready to record?’”

The process, he recalled, was an absolute whirlwind.

“I went to get a very strong cup of coffee and we did the session. Then she said, ‘I’ll be back tomorrow morning at 11 to hear it,’ so we worked through the night to make her vocals sound as good as they could be – which was great, because she gave us loads of takes.

“And, as you know, her sound is very much about vocal production, so we used a lot of tricks.”

Thankfully, their work paid off. “I’d heard stories before that if she wasn’t feeling a song, she’d say, ‘I need to go to the bathroom,’ then get in the car and go home. So there was quite a lot of pressure!” Smith recalled.

“When she came in at 11, we both had matchsticks propping open our eyes and I played the song, not knowing how she was going to react. As it got to the chorus I took a very sly glance over my shoulder and she was dancing, which was just an amazing sign.

“When we got to the end and she said, ‘I absolutely love it’. So that was a great experience.”


Spotlight on Britney Spears impersonator “Michaela Weeks”!

Spotlight on Britney Spears impersonator “Michaela Weeks”!

Happy Sunday Britney Army!

Today we are featuring our “Britney Army Spotlight” on famous Britney Spears impersonator, Michaela Weeks. Michaela was very kind enough to chat with Absolute Britney! Check out Michaela interview below:

1) What made you want to be a Britney Spears impersonator?

I used to get compared to Britney all the time, at first friends and family would say how we looked alike, then with time strangers started to shout “britney!” To me In shopping malls, then builders started singing “oops I did it again” to me when I passed them! Obviously I was very flattered, then one day my mum saw an advert for a TV show that we’re looking for people who looked like celebrities… so I went and auditioned, and the rest is history!

2) What is your favorite song to perform when you are impersonating Britney?

I love ‘Toxic’ because I love impersonating Britney’s facial expressions that she did so much in her Toxic performances, but Iv also recently added “Boys” to my show so I’m loving performing that at the moment too!

3) How long have you been impersonating Britney?

I started as a “Lookalike” after I’d been to the TV auditions I mentioned earlier, but I didn’t do too much because I was only 15 years old at the time. I started to take it more seriously when I turned 19 – so I tend to count from then, which means Iv been doing it for about 11 years!!!!

4) Do you like the same things that Britney likes?

Yes absolutely! Iv recently got into yoga, which I am loving, and I love having dance lessons – I totally get how britney says it’s like therapy for her! I feel that too! Family time is also very important to me, and I’m actually quite a shy person too like Our Brit!

5) Does anyone ever stop you while you are out in public, since you look just like Britney?

Awh thank you, but no, day to day I am just me, I don’t wear much make up really and I live in quite a small town so everyone just knows I am me, besides I don’t think anyone around here expects to see Britney Spears walking through the town centre ?? haha can you imagine!

6) Do you do anything else besides impersonating Britney?

If so tell us a little bit about it!I recently joined the haircare brand “Monat” – They launched in the UK last week and I’m super excited to be a part of it! You guys in America get all the good products so I’m stoked we’re getting a piece of the pie at last!!! ?

7) Where are you form?

I live in a small town between two cities called Nottingham and Derby, in England!

8) When did you start to love Britney Spears?

Since Baby hit our screens! I loved the music video and It was in the school holidays (summer break to you guys?) before I was due to start senior school, and I remember thinking “wow I hope my new school is like this!” Haha –  it wasn’t!!!

9) How often do you perform? 
I perform most weekends, at bars, clubs, birthday parties, weddings and since Britney’s Vegas residency; Casinos too!! ? (Thanks Brit!)
10) Do you have a favorite costume of Britney’s that you love to perform in?
I love the toxic outfit – I have too many special memories tied to that costume to not love it, but it’s near on impossible to perform in due to the short skirt and cut-out chest area ?? So to perform in I love my rip-off suit, VMAs style!!!
11) What is your favorite thing about Britney Spears? 
I love that she is so humble and grounded and I love her personality – I think she is so relatable! Plus she is so entertaining too… can I just say everything?? My favourite thing about Britney Spears is Everything!!!
12) You met Britney Spears before during her “Piece Of Me” leg. Can you tell us the story and how it all happened.

That night was insane! I was in Vegas with my then-to-be husband, Craig, and I decided I had to go out dressed as Britney for Halloween! I got tickets to the show and met loads of fans and we all had pictures together before the show! When I entered the Axis theatre the staff upgraded my tickets to the Pitts, saying they loved my outfit! I was so excited! Myself and Craig went down to the pits before the show and then this lady came over and said to me “You have won BritneyWeen! Britney hand picked you herself – you get to sit in the VIP section, congratulations!” Absolute’s shocked and amazed I thanked her and asked her to thank Britney for me too, as we made our way to the VIP tables… just as I was about to turn to Craig and scream he pointed behind me to say someone else had come over, I turned around to see Britney’s Dad Jamie had come over “Hi, it’s nice to meet you darlin’” he said extending his hand out to greet me “I’m Jamie…” he continued as I nodded in pure shock as I said “yes, your Britney’s Dad!” (Dork moment I know!) – He introduced me to some of his friends and left. Just trying to catch my breath and Felicia made her way over “Hi I’m Fe…” she started and I was like “oh age I know who you are!!!!” To which she gave me a hug and said “Britney is gonna freak out when she sees you!”

After Felicia left I turned to Craig and said “can you believe what has just happened?” Trying to catch my breath just as the lovely Ms Lynne turns up with Jayden and Preston by her side!!!!! (Holy crap!) “oh my goodness, you do look just like Britney!” She said before turning to Jayden and Preston and saying “doesn’t this lady look just like Moma?” And the boys were smiling and nodding – I was just so blown away by how lovely and down to Earth they all were!!
The show was about to start and I was ready to burst when Britney’s security came over and said “Britney has said she would like to invite you backstage for a photo! Would you like to come with us!”
At this point I am like holy crap, my life is complete, what on Earth is happening????
So, I went backstage where I met our girl who was wearing a pink wig, I told her she looked amazing and thanked her for the opportunity! We had our photo and she headed towards the stage, so I called after her and wished her a good show, she smiled and nodded saying Thank you as she headed off!
The show was insane and just as I thought all my dreams had come true and I couldn’t have ever wished for anything more, someone came up to me and said “Love your picture with Britney!” And I was like, “wait, what? How did you see it?” And he replied, “haven’t you seen? Britney shared it across all of her social media!”
How do I explain what an amazing experience that was? Seriously!?
13) Do you work with any other impersonators?

Yes! Oh my gosh! So many! We’re all like one big family! I used to find it really strange looking around at all of these famous faces but you kind of get used to it! It’s bizarre but everyone is so lovely and I’m proud to be a part of a huge Lookalike and tribute family!

14) Favorite Britney Spears photoshoot?
Hmmm… I loved the one with the Mickey Mouse ears from years ago!!! But honestly I love her little runway shows she films from Home the most! She’s adorable!
15) Favorite Britney Spears performance and song?

I loved the Onyx tour but I think Piece of Me is my fave! I love how we have all been able to watch her progress as the show has continued, it’s literally mind blowing!

16) Is it hard to perform and learn Britney’s choreograph? 
Yes! I never went dance lessons or anything as a child so I really felt thrown in at the deep end in the beginning, but that was also a bit of a blessing because Iv learned only Britney’s style of dancing, so I kind of had a clean slate to start with! I love a challenge though so she keeps it fun for me!!
17) What was the most challenging performance you had to learn throughout Britney’s career.

Work Bitch! I learned so many variations of it in the run up to her piece of me residency, and I was never satisfied until it was just right!

18) Anything you would like to tell Britney Spears?? 
That I’m so grateful to have someone as amazing as her to look up to! That I love her work and she inspires me everyday! Just a huge Thank You for everything I have been able to experience because of her! She’s truly amazing!
If anyone is interested in booking Michaela Weeks. You can visit her website by clicking here. Thank you Michaela for speaking with Absolute Britney! You are an amazing performer and we wish you the best with your career! Thank you for being AMAZING and spreading positivity about Queen Britney!

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