It’s not every day you see an R&B singer rise out of Broward County, Florida and Savannah Cristina is paving the way. The spoken word poet turned singer-songwriter went viral over her DIY videos, singing outside at a basketball court, the beach, in traffic… the list goes on.
“Self Care” in particular is one that resonated with audiences, reminding yourself the importance in self-love and taking care of your body and mental health. The song’s visual currently hails over 3.8 million followers and counting.
Savannah arrives at Soho Warehouse in a cute dress, with gold hoops that demanded her presence. King Ice caught up with the 22-year-old to discuss her love for jewelry and gold.
Can you describe your style as it relates to jewelry?
I always like to have big hoops. Always! I just feel like my outfit is not complete without big hoops. I’ve tried dangly, I've tried studs, I can’t do it. I have to have some gold hoops. I always wear my rings and a nice cute little dangly chain. I love gold. My nose piercing is something I love. I got it when I was 16 at the Swap Meet. She literally pierced my nose with an ear gun, I leaned over the counter. Ever since then, I’ve been in love with my nose piercing.
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Do you only wear gold, you don’t wear silver?
Do you feel like you have to wear jewelry as an artist?
My grandmother is West Indian, very traditional. She says “you always have to have earrings in your ear,” so jewelry is always cute. I never was the type to have real jewelry. I always had fake jewelry or what I could afford, but I always think it’s cute and classy. The pressure to rock a buss down or the pressure to rock a big ole heavy chain, sometimes it’s not ideal for every artist. Especially those of us who know they might not be in a safe place all the time. I’m not really pressed about it but to have a nice simple chain to wear every day, that’s real — just one, I’m happy.
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