Despite only being 19 years old, Billie Eilish is a name well-known across the entire world. The musician and icon has recently been in the news again after photos of her VOGUE cover photoshoot were released. Plus, Billie gave them an exclusive interview! Here is everything you need to know about Billie and her VOGUE interview.
Who is Billie Eilish?
Billie Eilish, otherwise known by her full name, Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell, is an American singer and songwriter. She became famous in 2015 after she uploaded her song Ocean Eyes to Soundcloud, which was soon released by a record company. The song has been written by her older brother for his band, but he let her have it when he realised it better suited her vocals. He even produced the soundtrack she uploaded to Soundcloud. Since then, the world cannot get enough of Billie, whose lyrics are unlike anything anyone else is singing about.
When was her VOGUE interview?
Billie is on the cover for the June 2021 issue of British Vogue and featured throughout. The photoshoot was by British fashion photographer Craig McDean, who featured her in lingerie and soft colours. Very different to her usual look. Billie embraced the classic old fashioned pin-up theme, which apparently was her own idea!
The first thing to shock fans from the interview was Billie’s blonde curls, as the singer has been rocking black hair with green roots recently and other bright colours before that. It didn’t take long before her fans realised it was a wig, and one girl even created an 18 part Tik Tok series investigating her hair!
On the cover, Billie is quoted to say: “It’s all about what makes you feel good”, which is a clue as to what’s inside. If you don’t know much about Billie, then you probably didn’t know that she is an advocate for female empowerment and against body shaming. Topics that are featured in the interview section of the magazine. Billie was also raised as a vegetarian and regularly advocates for animal rights on social media. In 2019, PETA even awarded her with the Best Voice for Animals award!
Billie told VOGUE that when she was younger it was her body that made her depressed, and that’s why she preferred baggy clothes. Billie talks more about body insecurity and her experiences growing up and in the public eye, making it an interview you all need to read. She also talks a lot about body positivity and how people should be able to wear what they want when they want and not care about what others say.
Billie told VOGUE: “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.”
What do her fans think?
As Billie is well known for going against traditional stereotypes, many of her fans are not happy with her cover image, as whilst she looks gorgeous, she doesn’t look anything like herself. From the clothes she’s wearing to the wig on her head! Just look at her March 2021 cover for Vanity Fair, which looks a lot more like Billie than her cover for VOGUE. To say they are only three months apart, they are completely different.
However, some are her fans are loving her new look. Either way, the internet is obsessed with the photoshoot, and many are saying it’s the new photo to break the internet, such as when Kim Kardashian broke the internet with her black latex dress and champagne.
When and where can I get the interview?
The interview that Billie gave VOGUE was exclusive, so you will need to wait until their June issue is released. However, this is not in June! The June issue of British VOGUE has been released on May 7th, so you can go and buy a copy now! But if you can’t wait another second, then you can read the full interview on the VOGUE website here.