Parris Goebel is a part of the multihyphenate generation. Under the moniker PARRI$, the dancer, choreographer, and singer-songwriter is a creative visionary on many levels. And yet, while PARRI$ has been dancing for as long as she can remember walking, she didn't take her first hip-hop class until she was around 10 years old, when she immediately fell in love with the style—so much so, that when she couldn't find enough classes to take, PARRI$ taught herself all the moves, which she'd learned by obsessively watching Missy Elliot, Usher, Janet Jackson, and Michael Jackson on MTV.
With roots tied to her homeland of New Zealand, PARRI$ is part of the country's close-knit creative community that includes artists like Lorde and Kimbra, but you probably best recognize the work she did with another famous musician from a different country in the Commonwealth: Justin Bieber. Whether or not you consider yourself to be a Belieber, PARRI$'s name should ring a bell because it was she who choreographed the music video for "Sorry." Since the visual went viral, PARRI$ has had even bigger opportunities come her way like working directly with Rihanna. And on November 4, PARRI$ is set to drop her debut EP, Run & Tell Your Friends.
When PARRI$ isn't preoccupied in the studio, you can find her swept up in a shopping spree. If she's out in Los Angeles, she'll be at Wild Style. One of her favorite designers is Louis Vuitton, which is obvious when she arrives to our office decked out in LV denim with matching accessories. "It’s only when I book something big, I’ll treat myself to Louis, but on the regular, you cannot," she says with a smile. PARRI$ loves finding vintage gems at thrift stores, her eyes gravitating toward labels like Moschino and Joy Rich.
Now that she looks the part and is all settled into the fame lane, she's ready to shine as a solo artist. Read our interview with PARRI$ below to get to know this superstar before she blows all the way up.