Consisting of Tiger, Heidi, Helena, Cheyenne and Lucy, Confetti Crowd is blessing everyone with colour and girl power one step at a time. After a shoot in the chilliness of a basketball court, some Confetti yoga poses and a roundup on their outfit choices, we sat down for a chat and a tea to talk about how the ‘UK’s first blogging girl gang’ came about and what they do when they’re not being Confetti Crowd.
So how did Confetti Crowd start?
Helena: We only knew each other through blogging, well I’ve known Tiger the longest. Lulu was kind of the pimp [laughs]. We all shot for Motel, that’s basically how we all met.
Lucy: Because I interned there doing the bloggers shoots I was like, “omg you’re all so sassy, let me shoot you”. We were all fan girls of each other. The first time I met you [Heidi] was when you first made Confetti Crowd.
Helena: And the first time I met you [Cheyenne] was at the Motel event.
Cheyenne: Really? Oh yeah. Aww.
Tiger: And the first time I met Lucy I was like “omgggg it’s Lucy”. I’m Lucy’s biggest fan girl ever. I used to tweet her going, “Hi Lucy, this is my car boot sale outfit. I hope you like it”.
Lucy: You are so cute.
Tiger: Then she replied, “Yeah, you look great” and I was like “omg she tweeted me back”. I’m
such an idiot.
Lucy: And now we’re best friends.
Did you all have a similar style when you just worked on your individual blogs? Is that what brought you together?
Lucy: We’re all just so sassy.
Helena: A lot of people are quite mainstream and quite simple really.
Lucy: The most successful bloggers are very similar, very safe. I hate that word. But if you’re crazy, you won’t have as many followers.
Helena: Because a lot of people aren’t crazy. When you go out on the street you realise we’re the 2% of the world that don’t dress all in black. Confetti Crowd was Heidi’s idea.
Heidi: I had the idea for ages but I didn’t really know any bloggers.
Lucy: She literally doesn’t know anybody, you could name someone really famous and she would be like, “who’s that?”
Heidi: I don’t look at other people, I just look at the five of us [laughs].
Helena: It happened really quick, you came up with the idea and it was literally within a month we did the photo shoot. It’s only actually been three months [since we’ve been together].
Lucy: So much has happened. We worked with Nike.
Tiger: That was massive.
Lucy: We all get on really well as well.
Tiger: Like sisters.
You are like a blogging Spice Girls, what would your Confetti names be?
Helena: I think Tiger would be Baby or Posh.
Tiger: Me Posh??
Cheyenne: But Helena’s always in heels.
Helena: That’s true… I would probably be Posh. You know when the Spice Girls were marching in army gear and Posh was in a dress and heels? That would be me.
Cheyenne: It would be Cowgirl Confetti [Tiger], Rainbow Confetti [Heidi], Sassy Confetti [Lucy], Ghetto Confetti [Cheyenne] and Vintage Confetti [Helena].
You need those names printed somewhere. What do you guys do when you’re not being Confetti Crowd?
Helena: We all do completely different things. I run my own business, Sassy World. I do the photography, styling, buying, social media, everything.
Heidi: I’m a singer/songwriter.
Lucy: But she never actually sings for us.
Heidi: I’m having an EP released in May!
Tiger: I’m a photographer.
Lucy: What do I do?
Helena: You’re a designer! And a full time blogger.
Lucy: I went to uni for five years and studied fashion and that’s what I want to do but I’m so lazy [laughs]. I want to design a collection for Sassy World. I’ve designed loads of stuff but I’ve got to get the fabric… I do YouTube and blogging as well.
Cheyenne: I’m a presenter. So I screen weekly music shows across Vevo UK and America and I DJ, and model. That’s it.
Helena: “That’s it” [laughs].
Do you think what you each do brings different elements into Confetti Crowd?
Lucy: Yeah, it’s handy. If one of us gets something, then we all go.
Helena: We come as a five now. When people speak to me they refer to us as a group, as ‘you and the girls’. They say, “I thought of you guys” and I assume they mean you lot [laughs].
Have you ever had a party confetti cannon? We feel that’s something you guys would appreciate…
Helena: We tried that and it was an epic fail.
Cheyenne: We had to shake it out.
Tiger: The pictures were all like [insert confused face].
That’s so disappointing!
Keep an eye out for more Confetti Colour on Spindle, but maybe keep a pair of shades nearby with this group of gals.