Mademoiselle Robot loves… The Broken Hearts

Nisha Thirkell and Amber Jane Butchart aka The Broken Hearts, are DJs & a performance duo. They also are the queens of burlesque & quirky retro style. Seeing them is like jumping into a funfair time machine straight to Prettyville (Population: 2). They are signed on Mute Irregulars (also publishing Ipso Facto).

❤ How would you describe your personal style?

We always take on different characters and personas with our clothes, so we always find it quite difficult to define our style! It changes from day to day, but is usually pretty theatrical!

❤ What are your inspirations? Designers / artists you admire most?

Busby Berkeley, Anita Berber and circus sideshows are some of our many inspirations.

❤ Which of your designs / accomplishments are you the most proud of and why?

We’re really proud of our radio show (Broken Hearts Mystery Hour, on Q Radio every Sunday night from 9-10pm). It’s our own concept and we have complete control over the music we play, so it’s been a lot of fun to develop! You can listen to it here: Freeview 716/DAB/qthemusic.

❤ Which trends do you think will be big this Fall? Which ones will flop?

We think circus styles are going to stick around for a while – See Gareth Pugh’s S/S 09 collection for some amazing ruffs! You can see us talking about our circus style tips on T4 show “Frock Me” with Henry Holland and Alexa Chung on Sunday November 2nd!

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❤ Which websites do you go to regularly?

We love the imagery here:
Broken Hearts Myspace page
Beyond Retro
Rob Flowers

Banner photo by Pavlunka