Sep 20

Street Style Huntress: Lisette Xavier Ferreira

by Aldona Barutowicz · 0 comments

There are some people that you meet and instantly bond and get along with. You appreciate their spirit, energy and personality. And then you learn to appreciate these qualities even more so when you learn more about who they truly are.

What I knew right from meeting Lisette Xavier Ferreira was that I couldn’t wait to capture her effortless style and wild beautiful mane, but aside from photographing her, I also couldn’t wait to write about her and tell the world about her amazing and truly beautiful talent.

When I first heard Ferreira play the piano and sing, I had shivers running the length of my arms. I knew that I had to know more. So if you haven’t been lucky enough to know her yet, please meet - and go listen to - Lisette Xavier Ferreira! (

As for her style, she keeps it streamlined and simple, which works perfectly well when blended with her spicy personality and beautiful long hair. In the first outfit that I photographed her in, she kept all of the attention and rock and roll flair in the shirt, later adding a bit of colour in a bright green skirt.

Once we were done photographing, I was able to ask Ferreira a few questions about her style, her music and how she balances it all while remaining driven, positive and creative.

Where were you born and raised? I was born in Calgary.

When did your love of music begin? I have been writing music since I was eight years old after taking piano lessons for three years and realizing how much I loved the instrument and what it inspired me to create.

How would you describe yourself as a musician? I write songs that I want or need to hear. Primarily they are ways to cope with difficult experiences I’ve had to overcome or inspirational ‘pep talks’ that I need to hear. From start to finish, writing a new song typically takes less than two hours because once inspiration hits - it flows almost effortlessly.

What keeps you motivated to continue making your art? I have a four year old son; and more than anything I want him to be happy. I need him to know that loving himself and being ‘complete’ is more important than anything else. I feel like the best way to teach that is by using actions rather than words – and being creative is what makes me come alive. So hopefully I can inspire him and others and in turn they can do the same.

How do you balance being a mom with your day job and your music career and creativity? It is a daily struggle. Some days I feel like I got it; most days I feel like I have no idea what I’m doing! Fortunately I have an amazing support system to help me up when I fall and to push me forward when I am running out of steam. Ultimately I just try and give 100% of myself to whatever I am doing at the time. If I am with my son, I try to give him 100% of my attention. If I am writing a song, 100% of myself goes into that. I’ve learnt that quality over quantity leads to better results in both my personal and business life.

What are some of your future aspirations? In no particular order: Grammy’s, World Tours, and living in a house made out of dark chocolate.

How would you describe your personal style? I’m a big fan of simple subtlety – I don’t wear a lot of jewelry (mostly because of allergies) and my outfits tend to have one main focus piece along with something I find complimentary. I like to look put-together with the illusion that it was effortless.

What are you music and style inspirations? Authenticity and Honesty. I find that both music and style are ways to express and showcase who we really are to the world. There is no right or wrong so long as you are comfortable and being true to yourself.

Anything else you’d like to add? Visit for free music downloads, music videos, and other news. My new single, “Dream, Dream, Dream” is set to release this fall, so stay tuned!

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