All you need to know about the daughter of Queen drummer Roger Taylor
By Ella Alexander
21 September 2017
It's a truth universally acknowledged that being a rock star's daughter is likely to lead to a career in modelling. Take Georgia May Jagger, Zoe Kravitz, Theodora Richards and Anais Gallagher. It's no surprise then that Tigerlily Taylor – the daughter of Queen drummer Roger Taylor – has entered the fashion world.
Having attended school with Cara Delevingne and then later Sussex University to study English Literature, she's now a regular on the front rows of London Fashion Week, securing prime spots at Tommy Hilfiger, Emporio Armani and Topshop Unique this season. But there's more to Taylor than meets the eye – here's all you need to know about the 23-year-old that you're bound to see a lot more of in the future.
She's a part-time artist
"I think the trick if you're creative is to try out lots of different professions. Ideally, I would love to do a bit of modelling but combine it with my photography, art and writing. I work mostly in ink and pencil illustrations, but I love painting with oils as well."
She thinks the music world made British style cool
"I love its connections with the music through the ages. The British are very affected by the history of music and the styles of musicians. It's all about individuality and personal expression. My hero, David Bowie, is a prime example of this. How many designers have been influenced by his totally weird and original style?"
She's really into streetwear
"I am very into trainers, jackets and big T-shirts, so I wouldn't call myself particularly fashionable. I prefer to stick to my own style rather than to follow trends - I'm all about comfort. Then again, when the time calls for it, I do love a bit of a dress-up."
Her mother was the model in the iconic 1987 Flake Advert
"She inspired how I dress hugely. My mother has always been into fashion. However, like me, she is more concerned with the art of beautiful pieces than a certain trend. She introduced me to vintage clothing, which is a massive part of my life."
Her life goal is to become a writer
"I'm hoping to be able to do a bit of journalism and eventually compose a book of poetry - and maybe even a novel or two that I'll illustrate. But that's a life-long plan."
She's a voracious reader
"I'm a big fan of Mervyn Peake who wrote a trilogy of incredibly beautiful but very dark fantasy novels – coincidentally, he was also an incredible illustrator. I am also very interested in metaphysical and philosophical fiction such as Olaf Stapledon's The Starmaker. At the moment I am reading Michel Foucault's Discipline and Punish and Simone de Beauvoir's Letters to Sartre, as well as a brilliant book called The Global Brain by Peter Russell, which explores connections of planetary consciousness."