Syrett Portrait

SYRETT Interview


Forty Nine Questions and Art ain’t One 

  1. Favourite Colour? PINK
  2. When you were growing up what did you want to be? Furniture Designer or Rock Star (I’d have made a great Rock star but I’d be dead now)
  3. Name the Place you’d most like to live in? Paris
  4. Seaside or Countryside  Seaside
  5. You’re hosting a dinner party what’s your signature dish?  Lasagna
  6. Dogs or Cats?  Cats but they have to really fluffy.
  7. What was your nickname at school?  Fags – derived from my surname Syrett – Cigarette – Fags
  8. Most influential person in your life?  Really don’t know as so many people have helped me at different times in my life.
  9. If you could go back in time to which period would you go to?  I go back to Studio 54 times in NYC
  10. Name an Instagram account you follow.  @therealpandemonia
  11. Favourite Museum or Gallery  V&A
  12. If money was no object, what luxury item would you buy yourself?  Tennis bracelet a big one, I love diamonds.
  13. First single/album you bought.  Bought all these singles on the same day:  Hit me with your Rhythm Stick – Ian Dury & the Blockheads, I will Survive – Gloria Gaynor and Lucky Number – Lena Lovich eclectic taste even at the age of 9.
  14. Person you’d love to meet?  My Grandad as I never met him.
  15. Describe your ultimate romantic date.  A long weekend in Paris, staying on the Rive Gauche.
  16. You are happiest when…….  Lost in my artwork or sitting on a hot beach with a cold beer
  17. What makes you sad?  What successive politicians have done to the world.
  18. If you could change one thing about the world.  I’d make Lobbyists illegal.
  19. Whats the first thing on your bucket list?  Visit Japan
  20. Favorite Restaurant?  London: Sexy Fish in Berkeley Square Paris: Maison de la Truffle Place Madelaine
  21. Book shop or Record Shop?  Record Shop every time 
  22. Name your favourite book? Anything by Taschen
  23. Pet Hate  Rudeness to waiting staff
  24. Prize Possession  A jug my Gran decorated with beads, jewels and the head of a cow off of a jug. Its beautifully weird.
  25. How many tattoos/piercings do you have? 1 tattoo (but thinking about another)/ 7 piercings
  26. Gym or Jim Bean?  Jim Bean
  27. What colour are your eyes?  Green/Brown
  28. Junk Food which is your dirty secret?  If up North then Fish & Chips but in London its the F to K to the C
  29. What’s your poison?  Calvados
  30. Describe your morning routine.   Check emails/instagram/facebook etc, brush teeth, then go for 1 hour walk through Primrose Hill and Regents Park, shower, coffee then get straight on the computer and clear the inbox. 
  31. Where do you call home? Hampstead
  32. What makes you laugh? Mainly things that shouldn’t. I have quite a dark sense of humour.
  33. What perfume/aftershave do you use? No.6 a boutique brand from Brighton
  34. Whats you favourite season and why?  Autumn, I love the clothes more.
  35. Describe the wildest night out you’ve ever had. It started in a Liverpool nightclub and ended in Amsterdam after going to Ministry of Sound in London, all very unplanned and very messy, but great fun from what I remember.
  36. What opportunity have you turned down?  A job at Vogue, it was a Assistant Stylist job but the money was only £6k a year!! Who can live in London on that money, it was joke. I was really disappointed at the time.
  37. Have you ever been arrested?  YES and thats all Im saying.
  38. Favorite Quote?  Better to regret something you have done, than what you haven’t – Paul Arden
  39. First Gig?  Ian Dury and the Blockheads
  40. Biggest Regret?  Not studying abroad, I wish I’d done a PHD or something in Paris or Milan.
  41. Describe something that you are proud of  I quit smoking, I was a big smoker, started young and got really good at it. Now I’m a year free.
  42. Describe yourself in 3 words. A Right Laugh…….. I hope 
  43. Favourite film.  Cabaret
  44. How many pairs of shoes do you own?  I have 4 pink pairs for a start and then just too many….. maybe 50 pairs
  45. Describe a favourite walk  One that has a pub at the end of it. 
  46. Tell us whats in your bag/pockets  Credit card holder and keys
  47. Who was the last person you called?  Kim from Gone Rogue we were discussing my next show which she is curating at the ME Hotel.
  48. Whats the tune/band that you are listening to the most?  Idles and St Vincent
  49. Whats your cure for a hangover?  I thought there was only one cure…… bacon. 
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