Breathtaking Singer Radmila Lolly is the Online Cover of Glamour Bulgaria

Brian Cade
4 min readFeb 21, 2021


Lately singer Radmila Lolly has been landing some of the biggest magazine covers in the world. Her outstanding talent and beauty led her to be on the cover of L’OFFICIEL Baltic magazine in June, ELLE India in September, and this month is GLAMOUR Bulgaria.

Photographer: Eugene Manning

I think everyone should know about her, so here is her story:

Radmila Lolly was born in Moscow, Russia. When Radmila was growing up, she always listened to her mother sing melodies that she composed around the house, which sparked Radmila’s own interest in music. This led her to begin her formal vocal training at a young age. Her first performance was a private recital at the age of sixteen in London where she resided at that time.

Her mother was also a painter, and by observing her work, Radmila learned to sketch her own designs. Her grandmother was a seamstress by trade, and this skill was passed down to Lolly through her mother, which enabled Radmila to bring to life the designs she had been sketching.

After moving to San Diego and New York at the age of nineteen, Lolly continued her musical studies with Hiroko Yoshinaga and Karen Numerala; the singer also holds two Advanced Professional Certificates in General Music Studies from The Berklee College of Music, through Berklee Online. Radmila takes weekly lessons in numerous instruments to inform her compositional skills, including violin, guitar, viola, piano, and drum set, among others.

Photographer: Eugene Manning

In 2016, Radmila Lolly appeared on the music scene with a triumphant debut album “IV Stories at the Standard Hotel Op. 6” with the avant-garde, electro-acoustic “Scorchio” string quartet during an exclusive gala concert at Carnegie Hall. She followed up the album with an eclectic mix of singles, which showcased her range and captured her voice in all of its decadent glory.

As her musical career grew, the gowns she designed for her own performances received much attention; this turned into requests for personal commissions, which led her to launch her first couture fashion house, “Radmila Lolly”. Her first high couture collection was displayed at Gotham Hall in New York City. 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 song-written by herself. She launched this album in April 2018, during a night of Opera & Couture at Carnegie Hall which she fully produced herself. The release included live performance of the album, and a fashion show of the couture collection that corresponded with the storyline of the album.

With a classically trained and sultry voice, she combines classical and modern music effortlessly. 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 has been the producer and script writer for over 10 music videos.

Lolly’s upcoming album is a self-composed 27-movement programmatic work, which corresponds to the novel that she is also writing. This project has been in the works since she first started the novel six years ago. Since she began the book, Radmila had always wanted an album to go along with it, but at the time she did not compose at all; she had always assumed someone else would be composing it. Since then, Radmila’s musical journey has brought her to composing, and now she can tell the story of her novel in yet another artistic medium. There will also be a corresponding audiobook, and of course a couture line to accompany the album and the novel.

Photographer: Eugene Manning

Radmila will be releasing the album and the novel with a grandiose dance show based on the aforementioned storyline. She will be performing certain songs from the album, accompanied by a live orchestra, and contemporary musicians. The dancers will be dancing the story of the novel, while wearing Eltara Casata’s new collection, which was also inspired by the book.

Her designs have been worn by many celebrities such as Gayle King, Natti Natasha, Bebe Rexha, Mya, Nicole Ari Parker, Carla Morrison and many others, both for performances and the red carpet. They have also been worn by nominees for the Daytime Emmys, Oscars, and Grammys. Her designs have also been featured in numerous magazine editorials, including Vogue, L’Officiel, Elle and Harper’s Bazaar. Her collection has been featured at Barneys New York Trunk Show, alongside designers such as Zac Posen, Naeem Khan and J. Mendel.

In the near future, she will release a new highly anticipated high couture fashion collection under her new fashion house, Eltara Casata by Radmila Lolly.

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