Radmila Lolly, a multidisciplinary artist, began her artistic journey as an opera singer, appearing on the music scene in 2016 with a triumphant debut album “IV Stories at the Standard Hotel Op. 6” during an exclusive gala concert at Carnegie Hall.
As her musical career grew, the gowns she designed for her own performances received much attention; this led her to begin designing and producing her own couture line. She is now the founder and sole designer of the couture fashion house “Eltara Casata” by Radmila Lolly.
Radmila’s second album, “Wonderland”, was co-produced and co-song-written by herself. She launched this album, during a night of Opera & Couture at Carnegie Hall which she fully produced herself.
In 2019, Radmila made it on the Billboards Dance Chart with Duet “U R Moving Me”, climbing up to Number 21. Lolly also has another song, “Tonight”, rising on the Billboard Dance Chart, but for now they are frozen due to Covid-19. You have also heard her music as the soundtrack for the movie “Honor Up”, directed by Damon Dash, with executive producer Kanye West; she also works with Mar Vista Studios.
Radmila’s current project is a self-composed 27-movement programmatic album, which corresponds to the novel that she is also writing, both by the name “DIVA”.
Since she began the book, Radmila had always wanted an album to go along with it, which brought her to composing. There will also be a corresponding audiobook, and of course a couture line to accompany the album and the novel. The story will also be represented in a short film, also named “DIVA”, starring Radmila herself.
You can next see Lolly perform the National Anthem for the Miami Heat at the Heats vs. Lakers game on January 23rd. Lolly will be accompanied by a string octet and the First Miami Presbyterian Church Choir. All performers will be wearing Eltara Casata by Radmila Lolly designs. Lolly says she’s designing a special outfit to wear for the performance, which will weigh an impressive 50 pounds and will embody the essence of her couture designs. Her impressive designs have also been worn by many celebrities and been featured in magazines such as Vogue or ELLE.
Lolly recently had the opportunity to share some of her artistic ideas and inspirations during her Tedx Dupree Park talk, speaking about how music and mothers can inspire you to live your most authentic life, and above all to listen to your individual internal melody.
Photographer: Rhonny Tufino