Meet Cherie Jones aka 'Jones', a London based singer-songwriter.
Discover her musical inspirations, her new EP and how she styles
our collections for SS18.
us why music was the career path you chose and how you got to where
you are today?
Music has always been in my blood, I can't remember a time when
I wasn't singing or dreaming of performing and writing. I was just
one of those kids that always knew what it was I wanted to do.
Music is a great healer for me, it's where I feel most free and it
is my lifeline.
would you describe your style of music for those who haven't heard
My music is Soul/Pop or Modern Soul, very deeply rooted in old
school soul music. I was raised on Stevie Wonder (named after My
Cherie Amour), Otis Redding and Al Green. My sound is a mixture of
my roots, which are pretty organic and modern sounds.
are the stories you tell through your music and what inspires your
My songs are quite autobiographical speaking through the filter
of my life. I began my song writing journey through turning diary
entries into songs. Now after writing so many therapeutic numbers I
enjoy taking inspiration from random encounters with people or from
strange words, seeing how I can work these into a song. It's
important that whatever I'm writing does relate back to something
personal that I've experienced.
Everyday diamond stacking; Cherie Jones, wearing the new Fiji
Cherie styling plain and diamond Fiji pieces for a look made for
us about your new EP Indulge.
My EP that's coming out this March features four new songs. I
wrote these (and lots of others) over the course of the last year.
While falling in love I was really questioning what love is, and
what relationships should be - for a time stepping away from all
the things I used to believe in. The song Love You Forever is me
delving into that. Each song was brought to life by some sort of
debate - either among friends or inside my head.
does 2018 have in store for Jones?
I'm releasing three EP's in total throughout 2018 and will be
touring later in the year.
did growing up in East London, a hub of fashion inspiration,
influence your style?
Growing up in East London really taught me that you do not need
to conform to any specific thing; that your style could be anything
as long as it felt like you. I was surrounded by beautiful vintage
stores and I think I naturally always leaned towards things that
felt classic to me.
does jewellery play a part in your everyday
I enjoy wearing a chunky stone ring on my index finger and a
simple necklace. I feel like they instantly dress up anything
casual and bring out a little more of my personality. I often wear
black day-to-day so it's nice to bring in some colour with
your on-stage persona's style different to your style
When I'm on stage I like my usual style to be amplified. Each
performance still feels like a celebration so I treat it as if it
were. Colours and makeup might be bolder, lines stronger.
Cherie Jones captured on set for SS18, stacking and styling the
new Fiji collection.
are the sort of pieces you reach for to make your look pop on
I love wearing things that sparkle and catch the light on stage,
whether that's the clothes I'm wearing or jewellery, they look
beautiful in pictures and make everything feel really special. Lots
of rings, things that can be stacked up are always a great place to
start. A beautiful necklace is always a bonus on stage.
would you engrave on a Monica Vinader bracelet?
I recently engraved a Monica Vinader bracelet with 'what comes
next...' Life is an adventure, it's important to keep moving
forward and I'm always excited to see what is waiting on the other
side of the door!