Top 8 drama, hours painstakingly poring over custom HTML, glitter graphics, bathroom selfies (before they were selfies) with actual DSLRs. If the aforementioned sound familiar, you probably remember the golden era from 2005 to, oh, let's say 2008, where MySpace reigned supreme. And while in the years since, standout accounts on platforms like Twitter
have gone on to garner their owners everything from book deals to ad campaigns and then some, MySpace had its hand in the careers of more than you might actually recall. 'Uh, like who, exactly?' you might be thinking. Like Yuna, the Malaysian-born and bred, Los Angeles-based singer songwriter who counts the Pharrell Williams
among her frequent collaborators, and now has some two-million-and-change Facebook (the lil' social network that could) fans.
Welcoming us into her West Hollywood apartment one sunny afternoon before heading off to a studio session, Yuna (yes, her stage name is a mononym—no last name needed here, guys) was more than down to shed a little light on the subject. “Social media is a different game. I think the world has become a smaller place... you can reach out to whoever you want. Music is borderless now,” she explained while gingerly applying a few layers of Maybelline mascara on her bottom lashes.
Equally as borderless, though, were the staples that made up Yuna's internationally-inflected wardrobe (good segue, right?), with trinkets and motifs adopted from her travels all over the world. In short, her closet was pretty much equal parts West Coast vibes combined with her original Kuala Lumpur home. No, seriously: our look inside revealed its fair share of woven sweaters, intricately embellished tops and her signature headwraps, but also glittery gold jelly slip-ons, an all-over print Clover Canyon
jacket and platform Nikes
with holographic swooshes.
As for what's next? Working on her third album and touring, duh. Oh, and as far as following up that collaboration with Mr. Williams? Lets just say our suggestion of hitting up Drake
(her last single samples "0 to 100") was not met by any protests. Just saying.