ViewGirl Annie Sama Loves Jumping Rope And Making Warehouse-Ready Pop

Photography Moni Haworth
Stylist Zara Mirkin

Published March 8, 2019

Jacket, Vest. and Shirt by Gucci. Skirt and Tie by Bess NYC. Vintage Pins from Early Halloween.

Annie Sama, a Montreal-based Congolese-Canadian singer-songwriter is an uber-hyphenate who has become something of a darling in the fashion community. When she’s not jumping rope and making warehouse-ready pop in her studio, she enjoys dressing down for a night on the town. Here, four things to know about our March ViewGirl.


1. “Annie Sama is my real name.”

2. “I’ll always remember the first time I sat down and listened to Radiohead’s In Rainbows. The sounds — how they mix and move — really opened me up to the soundscape ideology. It even kind of scared me.”

3. “I jump rope daily. I love crossing and I love the triple rope, which is when you jump once and you pass the rope three times. I really love to skip on one foot, and then jump four times left, and then back, and then right, and then front. I also do a quasi-ballet jump where I cross my legs quickly front and back. Boxers do it, so why not me?”

4. “When I go out dancing, I try to dress as simply as I can — Nike sneakers, and pants that are a little bit loose.”


Makeup: Kali Kennedy using PAT MCGRATH LABS at FORWARD ARTISTS
Special Thanks: Chateau Marmont