fashion + beauty + insider interviews + est 2006
Monday, August 17, 2009
The mega talented Brit singer, attempts to conquer music and fashion with these Womens Wear Daily photo shoot.
new york - oh blaynistas! blaynistas! blaynistas! you know being mean and critical and snarky is not my thing. but lawd-a-mercy! when the occasion calls for it, i must rise! that said...where do we start with miss estelle swaray? one one hand, kudos to her and her team for snagging a photo shoot plus feature in womens wear daily, the widely read industry rag. on the other hand: boo! neither the story or photoshoot clearly communicate the intended message: estelle is uniquely talented and uniquely stylish. instead, what i interpret from these pics and the feature is: estelle has a hit song 'american boy,' and no stylist. and yet.....as is revealed in the article, estelle puts a lot of thought into her look. (perhaps too much.)
she waxes on about how she'd crafted an "audrey-peppa" look for her upcoming album. as in a blend of "holly golightly" (audrey hepburn's character from breakfast at tiffany's) and hip hop artist, "peppa" ( from the group salt and pepp. but alas, she shares, by the time she was ready to debut, everyone was doing this look which she further describes as 'fifties' and 'corsets' etc.
now her new inspiration is, 'minnie tantrum.' and as this stylish character estelle plans to wear harem pants, sharply tailored jackets and slinky dresses. in other words, the stuff h&m has been selling for seasons; alexander wang has been designing for ages; and intermix had on sale last week.
i don't mean to be gratuitously harsh. but if you are going to wax poetic about your style philosophy and unique look, please make sure that you actually have one. but alas...i digress....here are the images from the shoot. what say you?
[images from wwd]