What were your dreams for the future (if any) before you started singing? Did you ever consider another area of work?
I wanted to be a ballerina. I studied ballet for 19 years.
Tell us about you album, “Dirty Little Secret”?
I wanted to make a record with a twist. I wanted to prove that you could make a record that concentrated on song craft but that was still fun, something you could listen to and love and even dance to, but not hate yourself in the morning. I think I did that. Most of my lyrics come from my own personal journals that I have kept over the years.
Tell us about your lead-off single “Kiss Kiss”?
That song cracked me up so much when I was recording it. I had a difficult time blowing the kisses in the chorus, because I would just start to giggle. They actually had to bring in other girls to do it. The producer was so mad!
What do you do that most appeals to teens?
I am realistic about being young and what that means.
Are there any artists that you would like to work with in the future?
Billy Idol, I just worked with him on his Storytellers for VH1 show.
He's got such a strong voice. Trent Reznor is someone who I've always
respected musically. He's an amazing songwriter and producer.
Is it hard to stay close to your friends and family with such a busy work schedule?
No, I live on the Cell phone. But my work schedule does make it tough.
In the end, it’s always important to actually see people and reconnect.
Do you have any questions that you like to ask the teens?
What music turns you on and why?
Where would you like to see yourself in 10 years?
A yoga school.
What would you like to tell teens about yourself, what kind of message would you like to send to today's teens?
I'm not the kind of person who says, 'this is the way things have to be’. I collaborate on everything. I went into the studio thinking I needed to put my ego in my back pocket. And I think I wrote some great songs because I wasn't afraid to listen. When I was younger I thought I needed to know everything, but now I'm not afraid to admit my weaknesses. I totally went in open-minded, and beautiful things happened.
I am not a quitter. Anytime someone says, "’No’, I work until they say 'yes'. Persistence and belief in yourself is key.
I d that song 'Kiss Kiss'. Ahh I remember I'd run around singing it to myself and my friend would yell at me because I sounded exactly like her but people couldn't hear it.
And she likes Trent Reznor... She's AWESOME!!!!!!
i think she is really pretty but if she was going for the jessica rabbit look she should have gone red. yeah she does kinda look like gwen but she is still her own person.
No offence but I do think u just wanna be exactly like gwen..mabey u shud stop coppying her.
yes, i definately bleached the hell out of my hair. but jessica rabbit was the look i was going for, trying to look like a cartoon character, thats really what i felt like. happen to be a huge no doubt fan as well. also, a nin fan. but my latest look, is no hair at all. shaved. you can see pictures with my late band, whorse. www.officialw horsesite.com i tend to get bored with the way i look, so i change it, as often as i post on these boards. there is a message board as well, a yahoo group, on the site as well. xxx stella
Have any of you seen "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" I hope you have. It's a must! But Stella looks exactly like Jessica Rabbit.
I the song Kiss Kiss I know everybody mentioned that song but oh well I it. All you saying that she is a Gwen Stefani wannabee. a) I doubt she sees these message boards so there is no use telling her that she is a wannbee b)Stella has been a long for a LOOOOOONG time so how do you know? c) If she IS copying Gwen Stefani....maybe its just because she likes her look. I mean like EVERYBODY who wears punky clothes is called an Avril wannabee....they didn't make the style up they just like it.....deal with it goodness
/Pen Name/ Misty
Gawd she looks like Gwen Stefani in that pic
I have a bit more to add. The Sister Soleil cd was produced by Universal Records and is called Solarium. The music on it is actually of its own kind and sounds like nothing I'm used to. Stella has actually gone more pop then she used to be. I was attracted to her band for its uniquness.
To everyone calling Soleil a Gwen wanna be and a poser? Do you know she used to be in a band called Sister Soleil? She's been around as long as No Doubt has been. Before you start calling people names, you might want to know the facts. The first time I heard of her was when Chumbawuma was big. Her band opened for them and they were awesome. If you want to hear her old stuff which is just like her new stuff buy the Sister Soeil cd.
i the song "Kiss Kiss"..its so unique and original...and all those people who are saying she's a gwen stefani wannabe, give it up..if she likes the way she looks, good for her
Come up with your own look and stop trying to be Gwen. You are nothing like her although I'm into ballet also.
you poser, u copied off of holly valance- and took gwen stefani's words. and ur a gwen stefani wannabi.. just stop it aint workin 4 ya hun
Cool. I studied ballet also for a few years.
i have no idea who u r!!!!have u ever relesed anythin in england?
"look at me, I'm a person...i'm my own person"---Gwen Stefani, No Doubt----Tragic Kingdom
i don't know who you are but the goddess of platinum blonde rockergurls is indeed Gwen Stefani
I have no idea who this person is!
you gwen stefani wannabee
That pic, that ppl think makes her look slutty.. is from her video if i remember correctly. And if people are going to judge by ONE picture, then its their loss to not like her. I think her song was awesome and hope she'd come out with more. Lauren
i thought holly valance's "kiss kiss" was a cover version..did stella sang the same song before her?
I have never heard of her....
i your music... when are you coming out with something new?
Stella you rock
That picture is on her CD! So I think its fine. Stella is just weird. He album is everywhere. I have one too! I still like her song a lot.
what kind of picture of stella are you posting on teenfx? it sends bad images to teenagers. it makes me want to think she's a slut.
I love you song. It's just so different.
I have her album. I loved Kiss Kiss. I'm so happy You is a single.
Who the heck are you?
Ok your song kiss kiss was so cool when are you coming out with a new video!Plz don't be a 1 hit wonder you could be more then that!
~I SAW YOUR OFFICIAL WEBSITE AND I THINK YOU SHOLD PUT THE WHOLE SONG "KISS KISS" ON REAL AUDIO! THEN MABY MORE PEPLE WOULD WANT TO BUY YOU MUSIC!!! JUST A THOUGHT! CHOW!~
Y'all might find it interesting that a Turkish artist also has a version of the song "Kiss Kiss." It is very interesting to listen to it in Turkish - and it has the exact same beat.
Stella is soooooo cool,i like her stuff,but the one thing that bothers me a bit is that tattoo that says Drug Free.....i dunno why but for some weird reason it doez.
i just wanted to let you know that i think that kiss kiss is an awesome song!
I listen to that song a lot. They use to play it on the radio for a long time, but then it just dissapeared. When r u coming out with something new? Did you actually create that Kiss Kiss sing. good job.
Your song KISS KISS is like the story of my love life!
I love your song Kiss Kiss!!
I love your song its soooo cool. I could dancing and sing this song all day long : ) When are you going to release another album. You should definitely write another song like this "kiss kiss" song. bye