by (@shalapitcher)

Style Seen: Emeli Sande Models Her Version Of Tough And Feminine

Emeli Sande doesn’t fit into a box. Her songs are powerful but sweet. The 24-year-old “Next to Me” singer’s voice reaches impressively high notes but maintains a honeyed tone. She was a med student at the University of Glasgow before dropping out to pursue music. And when the Scottish soul singer — and June’s VH1 You Oughta Know artist — stopped by VH1 yesterday, she demonstrated a similar contradiction in her style and manner. She wore got the bleached buzzed haircut and leather jacket of a tough girl, as she smiled so sweetly at our photographer and seemed embarrassed to admit that she didn’t know all the brand names of her awesome ensemble. No worries, we found it all out eventually. Scroll down for the details.

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