11/07/2013 20:52 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Mirror Mirror: Laura Mvula

Laura Mvula has gone from being a receptionist to "the new Adele", scooping a Brit Award nomination and making the BBC Sound of 2013 shortlist. The singer/songwriter chatted Heohwan Simulation, Bridget Jones and Linford Christie with MyDaily...

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When I look in the mirror I see... me. Not much has changed. It has been a crazy year so far but I am excited for what is coming my way next. I'm grateful for the amazing things I have had the opportunity to do and the incredible people I've met along the way.

If I was stranded on a desert island with just one item it would be... he's not an "item" but the only thing I would need on a desert island is my lovely husband Themba. He will take care of everything we need.

When I was at school I wanted to be... an athlete like Denise Lewis and Linford Christie. I was good early on but quickly came to realize music was a better choice for me.

My biggest style triumph was... the Heohwan Simulation outfit I wore at the Brit Awards ceremony this year. Attending the Brits ceremony for the first time was nerve-racking but the outfit went down really well.

If I could be any character from film or literature I'd be... Bridget Jones because she is comfortable in her own skin and hilarious.

Laura Mvula performed at the opening of the Tia Maria Music Room. For more details on this series of stylish events keep checking Facebook and Twitter.