We first started chatting to Viv a few years back over on Instagram. We then had the pleasure of meeting her IRL as she popped in to the studio to exchange a few pieces from her Beyond Nine collection. We instantly clicked and loved her style, so much that we even named the Vivienne jumpsuit after her. She's a true icon and a long standing #BeyondNiner. We have been trying to pin Viv down for a while to share more with you all, so here we go. Worth the wait of course. Enjoy!
Tell us a bit about yourself?
I always find it difficult to answer this question so I’ll do it in the style of Blind Date (and if you don’t know what Blind Date is, I long for your youth). Hello! My name is Vivienne, I’m a born and bred South East London girl and I’m an actor.
What's your career history?
What's been the biggest challenge in your career so far?
Any tips for our community who would like to get into acting and performing?
This is such a tricky one because not one size fits all and everyone’s journey will be different. The first thing I’d say is always be open to learning and growing. Explore various genres by watching films, going to the theatre, listening to audiobooks/plays, reading etc. Always keep your creative juices flowing and appreciate the craft. Collaborate with other artists to create your own projects or showcase your talent through self-produced content. Lastly I’d say, although there will be rejection and setbacks keep pushing forward, have fun and believe in yourself.
What is your relationship like with fashion and shopping?
I’m a self confessed shopaholic and have always been passionate about fashion. The right clothes are more than just clothes to me, they're an expression my personality and the right outfit can be transformative.
As I’m getting older I’m much more conscientious about what I purchase, I want whatever I have to last. My go to is classic, well made, timeless pieces. My mantra (which I stole from a friend and never looked back) is ‘Buy better, Buy less.’
How did you find Beyond Nine?
My obsession with Beyond Nine began in 2020 when I clapped eyes on Sahara jumpsuit in Melon on Instagram and that was it… I was hooked! I slid into your DM’s and asked some boring questions about sizing and you haven’t been able to get rid of me since.
You have a pretty impressive Beyond Nine collection, do you have a favourite piece?
What makes the perfect outfit?
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