The 19-year-old singer has undergone a traditional pin-up makeover for the style journal — at her personal request. Eilish, who till lately had jet-black hair with neon inexperienced roots, is seen sporting her newly lightened locks in unfastened, vintage-inspired waves, modeling numerous designer lingerie and corsets in an enormous departure from her usually tomboyish model.
Eilish, who has beforehand defined that she usually prefers outsized garments after fighting physique picture points that made her depressed, has been outspoken concerning the consideration on her determine, with a tank high worn throughout an outing final fall inflicting an inflow of body-shaming remarks. Speaking to British Vogue, she acknowledges that her revealing new shoot is sure to flame the followers of controversy.
“‘If you’re about body positivity, why would you wear a corset? Why wouldn’t you show your actual body?’” she imagines critics responding. “My thing is that I can do whatever I want.”
She adds, “It’s all about what makes you feel good. 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.”
But the Grammy winner is having fun with the company to specific herself in a brand new means, admitting, “I feel more like a woman, somehow.”
“Because of the way that I feel that the world sees me, I haven’t felt really desired,” she says. “But that’s really my whole life, though, so I don’t know if it’s anything to do with fame.”
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The pop star says media representations of the “classic hot girl” stereotype “really f***ed me up.” Now, she desires to really feel “empowered” whether or not she’s sporting saggy sweats or a customized Gucci corset.
“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.”
She provides, “Don’t make me not a role model because you’re turned on by me.”
Of her daring new shoot, Eilish admits, “I’ve literally never done anything in this realm at all — y’know, besides when I’m alone and s***.” She additionally says she was drawn to the concept of waist-cinching corsetry partly as a result of “if I’m honest with you, I hate my stomach.”
Discomfort together with her physique “was the initial reason for my depression when I was younger,” Eilish adds, and hiding her figure under oversized clothes offered a level of safety. But it also put her on a “high pedestal” that made her subject to intense scrutiny and commentary she found condescending. The response to her tank top last fall was once such moment.
“It made me really offended when people were like, ‘Good for her for feeling comfortable in her bigger skin,’” she says. “Jesus Christ?! Good for me? F**k off! The more the internet and the world care about somebody that’s doing something they’re not used to, they put it on such a high pedestal that then it’s even worse.”
Eilish is talking out about misogyny on her subsequent album, Happier Than Ever, which she simply introduced will probably be launched this summer season. She tells British Vogue that her provocative shoot should not undercut her message calling out “people who take advantage — mostly men” or her personal private expertise of abuse.
“‘You’re going to complain about being taken advantage of as a minor, but then you’re going to show your boobs?’” she says. “Yes I am, motherf**ker! I’m going to because there’s no excuse.”
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