Blonde Billie Eilish woke up and chose violence, and has once again shook the internet with her recent photoshoot with Vogue. British Vogue magazine’s recent shoot features Eilish in blond hair in a style inspired by Marilyn Monroe, wearing stunning pink, black and flesh-colored lingerie get-up. This is the first time the singer has been seen in this form, a change up from her usual trademark style of baggy and oversized clothes.
Billie Eilish for Vogue
“It’s all about what makes you feel good,” the ‘Bad Guy’ singer told the magazine. “If you want to get surgery, go get surgery. If you want to wear a dress that somebody thinks that you look too big wearing, f**k it. If you feel like you look good, you look good.” Vogue described Eilish as a longtime fan of 1940s and ’50s pin-up sexpots and said the idea for the cover was hers.
“‘If you’re about body positivity, why would you wear a corset? Why wouldn’t you show your actual body?’” she guesses the response of critics. “My thing is that I can do whatever I want.”
Eilish posted the photos from the shoot on her Instagram, and broke the internet immedietely. The photo managed to gather more than a whopping 13.5 million likes in less that five hours.
“i love these pictures and i loved doing this shoot. Do whatever you want whenever you want. F*** everything else”, she captioned one of her posts.
The Grammy winner admitted, “I’ve literally never done anything in this realm at all — y’know, besides when I’m alone and s***.” She also says she was drawn to the idea of waist-cinching corsetry partly because “if I’m honest with you, I hate my stomach.”
Billie Eilish on Body Positivity
Elisih has always been open about her views regarding body positivity, as she herself has struggled from it from a young age.
“Suddenly you’re a hypocrite if you want to show your skin, and you’re easy and you’re a slut and you’re a whore,” she tells the magazine. “If I am, then I’m proud. Me and all the girls are hoes, and f**k it, y’know? Let’s turn it around and be empowered in that. Showing your body and showing your skin — or not — should not take any respect away from you.”
Last year, she also posted a powerful short film called ‘NOT MY RESPONSIBILITY’, where she talks about the body-shaming she has gone through and how people expect her to be like. “Some people hate what I wear, some people praise it, some people use it to shame others, some people use it to shame me” Eilish narrates in her voiceover.
Billie Eilish has opened up previously about struggling with her body image. As a young girl, she never felt confortable in her own body, which led to her adapting her style of baggy clothes.
“Sometimes I dress like a boy. Sometimes I dress like a swaggy girl. And sometimes I feel trapped by this persona that I have created because sometimes I think people view me not as a woman,” Eilish had said.
“I’m not letting myself be owned anymore,” said the singer, “People always say, ‘How would your younger self feel about you now?’ And that’s a good thing to think about in some cases,” Eilish said.
“But I also think you shouldn’t try to be a person that your old self would like, and you shouldn’t try to be a person that your future self is going to be. You should be exactly who you feel like you are and want to be in that moment. Otherwise, you’re going to go insane.”