As some of you may know, jones and jones proudly own a shop in the heart of St Tropez. In the summer months there is a real buzz around the area and we get the oppurtunity to work with amazing people who live and breathe the St Tropez life. This summer we stumbled across a raw talent in the form of Samantha Clarke. Making her name as a singer in St Tropez she frequently performs at renound restraunts such as L'Opera and Le'Quai, enchanting guests with her magical voice and giving heartfelt performances on the table tops. Samantha has been working with us this summer to showcase some of our fantastic dresses, and she really does them justice! We thought we would give you a peek into the life of Samantha Clarke so we took some time to do a short interview so you can get to know St Tropez's hottest talent...
What inspired you to get into the music industry?
I’d have to say my mum, I grew up listening to her sing along to all the old jazz soul and motown numbers, singing became second nature to me at a young age.
Where do you see your career going?
If I were asked this question 2 or 3 years ago, I would have said that i’d like to be signed and bring out an album but today I am happy with being a recognised artist and being able to travel whilst doing what I love most, it also helps that i sing in some of the most beautiful and famous places in europe but i wouldn’t write off the album thing.
What do enjoying most about your career?
The thing I enjoy most about my career is making people smile, I love it when a certain song I sing touches somebody personally, for example a couple got engaged the other day whilst I was singing her favourite song, completely by chance.
Who is your role model?
My role model, I know this sounds really cliche, but its Celine Dion i love how much of an amazing artist she is and at the same time such a pure person, a great mum and wife. I really respect how grounded she has stayed.
Tell us more about L'Opera?
L’opera is one of the most exclusive restaurant/club situated on the port of st tropez, the decor is out of this world, full of flowers and crystal lighting, not to mention the beautiful art work of mr Phillipe Shangti, a reputed artist here. In the day time you can enjoy a nice lunch with a beautiful view of the port whilst listening to a great singer ( me ) hehe. Early evening is reputed for its dinner with live music again(me) until 9 and then at 9.15 there is an amazing show made up of dancers,opera singers, contortionists and actors, its really quite something. Finally l’opera turns into a night club where you can be sure to bump into some famous faces,to mention a few , bieber, stalone,akon and many many more. L’opera isn’t just a place its an experience.
Whats your favourite thing about St Tropez?
My favourite thing about st Tropez is the energy here, theres nothing quite like it, I have lived here for years on and off and I always end up coming back, I can’t go a very long time before wanting to come back here.The sunsets are amazing here, I pull over almost every evening on my way home to take a photo. The markets, the food, oh I could go on forever...
How did you first become familiar with the Jones and Jones brand?
I first became familiar with Jones and Jones when my sisters came home with 2 beautiful dresses for a party !i was like ….where did you get those from !!! Then my brother and his group did Britains Got Talent ‘’the luminites’’ and the female singer was sponsored by Jones and Jones.
How long have you been wearing Jones and Jones?
I’ve been wearing jones and jones for about 2-3 years now.
What do you like most about Jones and Jones?
What I love most about Jones and Jones is that its as if they’re literally made for me, people say so all the time, I love the fit of them , the styles i just love them lol Jones and Jones making girls smile every day! A woman followed me home 2 days ago to ask where I bought my dress , its crazy.
Whats your favourite Jones and Jones dress?
My favourite Jones and Jones dress, i couldn’t chose lol I'd feel like a traitor to all my others :) i love them all, each dress has its own personality i just love them all, they’re my babies!