Spare Billie Eilish from your Twitter criticisms: she already knows what you’re going to say.
Newly blonde “Your Power” singer stars on UK Vogue’s June cover, the magazine showcasing the Gen Z pop icon typically dressed without her signature baggy wardrobe and in a whole new light.
Offering a “classic and old-fashioned pin-up” look, Eilish breaks new ground with a personalized pink Gucci corset and skirt on Agent Provocateur lace lingerie, accessorized with latex gloves up to the elbows.
“I literally never did anything in this area at all,” she told the magazine of the new look, before adding with a smirk, “You know, except when I’m alone and Fuck.”
In other photos, the 19-year-old pop star wears a slew of custom bodycon jumpsuits, revealing her much-discussed tattoo on her right thigh and hip.
Last year, Eilish told her fans they would “never see” the ink, which sparked significant speculation. Apparently, she changed her mind, because the work is exhibited on several planes.
In the accompanying interview, Eilish, who is adamant against bodily shame and sparked dialogues about the objectification of women’s bodies in music, preemptively addresses the backlash she knows the cover of Vogue will inspire.
“’If you’re on body positivity, why would you wear a corset? Why don’t you show your real body? The singer said, echoing potential criticisms of the photoshoot. “My thing is, I can do whatever I want.”
Instead, Eilish said she only focused on “what makes you feel good” in this period of her life, naysayers be damned.
“If you want to have an operation, go and have an operation,” she added. “If you want to wear a dress that someone thinks you look too big, fuck it – if you’re feeling good, you look good.”
Echoing a similar sentiment on Instagram, Eilish wrote that she “loved doing this shoot,” encouraging her millions of followers to “do whatever you want when you want” and “fuck everything else” in the caption.
Since her soaring to superstar celebrity levels, the “Bad Guy” singer has carved out her own fashion niche, preferring to wear oversized and brightly colored items due to her “toxic” relationship that she has. self-proclaimed with her body.
But the Grammy winner is keen to get out of the boxes she’s been placed in as she continues to evolve as an artist.
“Suddenly you’re a hypocrite if you want to show your skin, and you’re easy and you’re a bitch and you’re a whore,” she said. “If I am, then I am proud. Me and all the girls are bitches, and fuck you know? Let’s turn it around and be empowered to do it. Showing off your body and showing off your skin – or not – shouldn’t rob you of respect. “
Earlier this month, Eilish released the single “Your Power” from her second album “Happier Than Ever”, which will be released later this summer.
In the clip, Eilish stands alone on the mountainside, as a large snake wraps around her body, slowly hugging her.
The stripped acoustic number targets an unidentified character who abuses his power; in the British Vogue interview, she said the song serves as an “open letter to people who profit from it – mostly men.”
“I would like people to listen to me. And not just trying to figure out who I’m talking about, because that’s not about that, ”Eilish said. “It’s really not just one person at all. You might think, “It’s because she’s in the music business” – no, man. It’s everywhere.”
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