When a popstar designs a Twingo
So - what happens when you cross Nicola Roberts from Girls Aloud with a budget supermini? We found out...
Posted: 19 Mar 2012
Ms Roberts, for all her undoubted qualities, doesn't seem to be an artistic visionary, as such. Not many singers made famous through reality TV are. Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, the French fashion designer behind the matt-black-with-grand-carpet Twingo, at least explains his absurd creation by referring to high-minded concepts like ‘sentimental archaeology' and ‘dystopian futures'. I have no idea what either of those things is, but they sure sound artistic. I'm near certain Nicola Roberts has never considered ‘sentimental archaeology'. Most of us have not. Nicola Roberts's lofty artistic brief for
her Twingo? ‘My life in a car'.
So all those make-up pots on the dash are there because Nicola Roberts has a make-up range. Nicola Roberts mentions her make-up range at least a dozen times in the course of the evening. The recording studio is there because she likes to record music. The jewellery is there because she... likes jewellery. You get the picture. Is ‘my life in a car' really art? My car is generally half-filled with empty packets of biscuits, CD sleeves and pasty wrappers. An accurate reflection of my life, yes, but I'm fairly sure it isn't an art installation.