’” She says this with a sly grin that could pass for knowing, but is really sheepish and modest.
Her introductory single, “Caught Out There,” emerged in 1999 as an anthem for legions of girls who didn’t think they needed a hero, fiercely independent spirits who rejected any interference in their lives—by parents, by men, by anyone with a wisecrack about their so-called differences. Trapped in a legal wrangle with Virgin, she began looking for other creative outlets.
On a whim, she fashioned a one-off line of accessories that was quickly scooped up by Henri Bendel, Patricia Field and Jeffrey, New York’s bleeding-edge fashion retailers. “Not for any of that shit––the career, the love life.
I was by myself again, and there were no rules, which made it more interesting.
If you work with someone for so long, it becomes a crutch.
You get used to someone telling you, ‘Say it like this.