It’s undeniable that Billie Eilish has taken the world by storm, and after absolutely destroying it at Coachella, Groovin’ The Moo, and her extremely sold-out headline tour of Australia, she’s now the July cover star of Vogue Australia. This is simply Billie’s world and we’re all just merely existing in it.
At 17, she’s accomplished an insane amount of good shit but tells Vogue that it tends to irk her when she’s described as the next “it girl” or the “new face” of pop music.
It’s annoying. As grateful as I am for the appreciation and the love, honestly, I’ve become numb to it. I remember the first couple of times people called me the face of pop or pop’s new It girl or whatever the fuck … it kind of irked me. The weird thing about humans is we [think we] have to label everything, but we don’t.
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We’re hypnotised by #BillieEilish, our July cover star ✨ “As grateful as I am for the appreciation and the love, honestly, I’ve become numb to it. I remember the first couple of times people called me the face of pop or pop’s new It girl… it kind of irked me,” #BillieEilish tells Vogue of being crowned the ‘new face of pop’ in the July 2019 issue. “The weird thing about humans is we [think we] have to label everything, but we don’t.” Hit the link in the bio to read more from Eilish’s cover story now. Photographed by @jesse_lizotte, styled by @jilliandavison, Vogue Australia, July 2019.
The shoot has Billie styled in her expected garb; oversized puffer jackets, coats, shirts, and baggy shorts paired with statement jewellery, high-end brand names, and the chunkiest sneakers money can buy. Despite being styled by Vogue’s Jillian Davison, the whole shoot looks as if it’s been curated and directed by Billie Eilish herself.
She notes to Vogue that her clothes are the first thing she thinks about in the morning and that each outfit holds its own mood, reflecting how Billie wants to feel that day as she pulls her personal armour on.
It’s the first thing that I think about that I barely even think about it. It’s my whole identity. My whole personality is based off my clothes and what I’m wearing that day. I’ll have a different personality for a different outfit sometimes. If I’m wearing something I don’t feel comfortable in I will turn into a totally different persona that I hate.
Oozing effortless cool and a nonchalance about what others think of her, Billie Eilish is the embodiment of her generation – one that was born into a switched-on world immediately post-9/11 – and gives me a lot of hope for whatever future we have left; the Yeet Generation will very likely save us all. And it’ll be clad in neo-gothic luxury sportswear, taking up as much space as possible; a polarising presence to what fashion and beauty mags have drilled into us for decades.
Billie Eilish’s Vogue edition hits stands on June 24, and you’ll probably wanna move quick to grab a copy – knowing her stans these will bloody fly off the shelves.Source: Vogue Australia
Image: Vogue Australia / Jesse Lizotte