What’s good, America? GRAZIA USA asks fashion industry leaders and influential voices to share their secrets to a life well-lived: from the small delights of daily coffee orders to thought-provoking literature and more complex topics like sustainability and social activism. Welcome to #GOODQuestions.
Here, we chat with TikTok superstar, Towa Bird, about her favorite songs, books, and apps.
#GOODQuestions with Towa Bird
What’s your morning routine? What’s the first app you open each day?
Easy, straight on TikTok.
Who in your life brings you good vibes and positive energy every day?
The cats that live round my neighborhood and chill on my street. They love the attention, it’s pretty cute.
What makes your day go from good to great?
Having the privilege to make/play music everyday, I’m very lucky.
What is your coffee order?
What’s a person, place, or thing that our readers HAVE TO check out ASAP?
An app called Music Pals, you can talk to random people who listen to the same music as you according to your Spotify history. Had some very entertaining conversations with people.
What’s the last random thing you bought online?
A detachable fake collar lol. I watched one TikTok and I was convinced. Entirely useless, looks great though.
Current fave songs/ where/ how do you listen?
Hey Ma by Cam’ron is my favorite song right now. It’ll probably change in about an hour. I listen to so much music everyday so everything’s always shifting. Spotify and Youtube are my go-to online listening services. I also have a pretty hefty vinyl collection which I’ve been building since I was 13 years old.
Best news of the year for you so far?
I get to see my parents this year! whoop!
What won’t you miss about last year?
Tr*mp being in office/on twitter/anything.
Who’s your best friend, and what makes a good friend?
I have 3 best friends that I’ve known since I was 2 years old. When we get together we forget that the rest of the world exists, its f*cking amazing, it’s also definitely got us in some interesting situations.
Do you have a lucky charm?
What’s your favorite makeup item right now?
I haven’t put makeup on myself in over a year, trying not to so much, my skin doesn’t like it.
Show us your fave selfie on your insta.
And your best hair pic?
What was your last text with your mom?
My mom sent me flowers on Lunar New Year <3 and she sent me a delivery notice.
Who is more fun, good girls or bad girls?
Do you have a type?
What’s the last good book you read?
Just finished The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri, but I read quite a bit to be honest so I’m always deep into good stories.
What is your fave movie of all time?
What’s a new skill you’re working on or want to learn?
I’ve been learning how to solve a Rubik’s cube for the past 2 years, and I think it’s going well.
Who’s your role model?
My family, all of them. also all of my friends.
What helps you connect with your inner grace and goodness?
Being in nature, I really miss that.
What’s a good cause viewers should check out?
Looking out for your Asian friends, family, and colleagues right now. Understanding and educating yourself about the racism that is being felt by many Asian communities relating to COVID-19.
What is your biggest indulgence?
I probably drink too much beer.
What is your favorite spot to vacation?
I just want to go to the beach so bad I’ll take anywhere with sand right now.
What show will you binge watch next?
What is your fave recipe to make? What is your fave restaurant?
I don’t follow recipes. I just freestyle makes it more exciting. My favorite food is anything with noodles, I’ll eat noodles any time of the day.
Tell us about a favorite childhood memory.
Driving around with my dad listening to the old random cassette tapes and CDs that he kept in the car.
Define what a good life means to you.
Good people, good music, good films, good books, good food, good art, good shit!
What is the last thing you do before bed?
Put my retainer in, shexy.