Billie Eilish splashes out on black diamond necklace

Billie Eilish celebrated her record haul at the 2020 Grammy Awards by splashing out on a new necklace.The Bad Guy hitmaker took home awards for Best New Artist, Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Vocal Album in the bi…

Billie Eilish celebrated her record haul at the 2020 Grammy Awards by splashing out on a new necklace.

The Bad Guy hitmaker took home awards for Best New Artist, Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Vocal Album in the big five categories at the prizegiving held in January, becoming the youngest artist in history to do so. Billie’s debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? was also named the Best Engineered Album.

In light of her success, the star reached out to the designers at celebrity jewellers Boodaddy Diamonds and had them custom-make a 14-karat gold and black diamond ‘5X’ necklace for her.

“WITH THE ULTIMATE FLEX. CUSTOM PENDANT I MADE FOR @billieeilish 5 X GRAMMY WINNER. WITH A SWEEP OF THE MAJOR CATEGORIES,” they posted on Instagram on Thursday, alongside a series of close-up image of the bling. “FIRST TIME SINCE 1981. SHES ONLY 18 & ALREADY A GOAT (Greatest of All Time).

“THANK YOU FOR THE LOVE & SUPPORT. MUCH APPRECIATED.”

Billie also posted a photo of her wearing the necklace during a photoshoot on her Instagram page.

The 18-year-old has continued breaking records, and recently released James Bond theme No Time to Die – making her the youngest artist in history to record a song for the hit movie franchise.

The tune will play over the credits when the movie drops in theatres on 12 November 2020, after the release was pushed back due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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Billie Eilish slams body shamers as she sheds oversized clothes for tour video

Billie Eilish hit out at those who judge her body as she shed her signature oversized clothes in a video on her new tour.The Bad Guy singer is known for her love of boxy tops and loose-fitting trousers, which always conceal her figure. But as she kicke…

Billie Eilish hit out at those who judge her body as she shed her signature oversized clothes in a video on her new tour.

The Bad Guy singer is known for her love of boxy tops and loose-fitting trousers, which always conceal her figure. But as she kicked off her Where Do We Go? Tour at Miami’s American Airlines Arena on Monday night, Billie seized the opportunity to showcase a different side of herself.

As an interlude between songs, audience members were shown a video of the teenager slowly unzipping her hoodie to reveal a form-fitting tank top, which she then removed to stand in just her bra.

The video, which was shared on Twitter by concertgoers, was accompanied by a voiceover by Billie, in which she mused about why people are so judgemental of her figure.

“You have opinions, about my opinions, about my music, about my clothes, about my body,” she began. “Some people hate what I wear, some people praise it, some people use it to shame others, some people use it to shame me. But I feel you watching, always, and nothing I do goes unseen… So while I feel your stares, your disapproval, or your sigh of relief, if I lived by them, I’d never be able to move.”

Asking if fans wanted her to be “smaller, weaker, softer, taller”, the 18-year-old continued: “The body I was born with is it not what you wanted? If I wear what is comfortable, I am not a woman. If I shed the layers, I’m a s**t. Though you’ve never seen my body, you still judge it, and judge me for it – why?”

Concluding, Billie said: “We make assumptions about people, based on their size. We decide who they are, we decide what they’re worth. If I wear more, if I wear less, who decides what that makes me? What that means? Is my value based only on your perception? Or is your opinion of me not my responsibility?”

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Dries Van Noten serves up ultimate party girl wardrobe for fall 20 line

Dries Van Noten has offered up a wardrobe for the ultimate party girl with his latest collection.The Belgian fashion designer unveiled his fall/winter 2020 line as part of Paris Fashion Week on Wednesday, with the 65-piece range including sequinned sep…

Dries Van Noten has offered up a wardrobe for the ultimate party girl with his latest collection.

The Belgian fashion designer unveiled his fall/winter 2020 line as part of Paris Fashion Week on Wednesday, with the 65-piece range including sequinned separates and silk dresses with bold floral motifs.

Speaking backstage, Van Noten explained that he was intrigued by the concept of “nocturnal glamour”.

“It’s about going out, enjoying life-having fun, that’s very important!” he commented, according to Vogue. “I thought of this party girl. Something mysterious. Something dark. But I questioned how far it could go, while staying contemporary.”

Opening the show, a model stepped out in a feathered skirt, long brown cardigan, plaid jacket, and knee-high brown suede boots. The designer then introduced a fun jungle-inspired print consisting of bright green leaves and pink flowers on velvet jumpsuits, silk kimonos, high-neck tops, and PVC trench coats.

Elsewhere, party-ready essentials included the likes of black leather trousers, long lime green sequin dresses, crushed purple velvet pants, ’70s-inspired snake print dresses and coats, fringed skirts, and metallic jacquard dresses with ’80-style puff sleeves.

The vibe was emphasised by the eye-catching hairstyles, with the models sporting neon paint, perhaps influenced by Billie Eilish’s signature look, on their roots.

To conclude, Van Noten served up a parade of eveningwear pieces, with highlights including a purple sequin bolero jacket, bright purple sequin dress with pockets, shiny black tuxedo jackets, and a long black gown with feather detailing on the hemline.

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Billie Eilish rocks head-to-toe Burberry for 2020 BRIT Awards

Billie Eilish rocked a custom Burberry outfit, complete with matching bonnet, to the 2020 BRIT Awards on Tuesday night.The Bad Guy hitmaker’s unique look featured the luxury British brand’s iconic check on a cosy camel sweater and trousers, with the ou…

Billie Eilish rocked a custom Burberry outfit, complete with matching bonnet, to the 2020 BRIT Awards on Tuesday night.

The Bad Guy hitmaker’s unique look featured the luxury British brand’s iconic check on a cosy camel sweater and trousers, with the outfit topped off with a beige trench coat, plaid socks, and a matching manicure.

Her eye-catching ensemble, heavily influenced by a look spotted at creative director Riccardo Tisci’s spring/summer 2020 show during London Fashion Week, was complemented with chunky beige boots and jewels from Tiffany & Co.

It was a big night for the 18-year-old, who performed her Bond theme No Time to Die for the first time at the ceremony and also scooped the accolade for Best International Female.

Lizzo was also among the celebrities making a show-stopping statement on the red carpet, as she wore a custom dress, designed by Jeremy Scott for Moschino, made to look like the wrapper of a Hershey’s chocolate bar.

The floor-length gown even included a barcode and the nutritional value of the sweet treat, while the Juice hitmaker accessorised with a chocolate-bar inspired clutch bag by Judith Leiber.

Harry Styles led the stylish men on the red carpet, rocking a Gucci suit before changing into two more designer outfits during the star-studded bash.

While Stormzy, who wowed fans with his incredible performance at the BRITs, looked chic in white trousers and a matching high neck jumper from Dior.

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Daniel Craig is ‘really involved’ in picking Bond theme

Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas O’Connell have revealed Daniel Craig is heavily involved in choosing the theme song for his James Bond movies.The Grammy Award-winning singer wrote No Time to Die, the theme song for the upcoming Bond movie of the …

Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas O’Connell have revealed Daniel Craig is heavily involved in choosing the theme song for his James Bond movies.

The Grammy Award-winning singer wrote No Time to Die, the theme song for the upcoming Bond movie of the same name, with the help of her songwriting partner and brother O’Connell, with her making the history books as the youngest artist ever to record a Bond theme.

In an interview with BBC Breakfast, the duo revealed they wouldn’t have landed the coveted job if Craig didn’t like the song they created.

“He has a big say in it,” the Bad Guy hitmaker said. “He’s really involved. We haven’t met him but he’s got to like it before they move on.”

“He had to like it,” Finneas added. “If Daniel doesn’t like it then you don’t get the job.”

The new Bond theme, which was written and recorded “on a tour bus in Texas” in three days, was performed by the duo for the first time at the BRIT Awards in London on Tuesday night.

Finneas also revealed that he and his younger sister managed to score a sneak peek of the film’s script to give them inspiration for their lyrics.

The 22-year-old recently told Good Morning America that he managed to persuade producers to let them have a read through of some of the script to make sure their track reflected the storyline of the upcoming film.

“We didn’t want to go in blind, so we asked if we could have any of the script and we were given a scene of the script to read and that informed all the lyrics,” Finneas shared.

Craig makes his fifth and final appearance as 007 in No Time to Die, which hits cinemas in April.

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Cary Joji Fukunaga thrilled with Billie Eilish’s James Bond theme

No Time to Die director Cary Joji Fukunaga has raved over Billie Eilish’s new 007 theme song.The Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter released the moody track, also titled No Time to Die, on Thursday night, becoming the youngest-ever artist to record…

No Time to Die director Cary Joji Fukunaga has raved over Billie Eilish’s new 007 theme song.

The Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter released the moody track, also titled No Time to Die, on Thursday night, becoming the youngest-ever artist to record a theme tune for a James Bond movie.

An audio clip has already racked up over 3.5 million views on Billie’s YouTube channel, and accordingly, Fukunaga is very impressed with what the 18-year-old and her producer brother Finneas came up with for his blockbuster.

“There are a chosen few who record a Bond theme. I am a huge fan of Billie and Finneas,” he praised. “Their creative integrity and talent are second to none and I cannot wait for audiences to hear what they’ve brought – a fresh new perspective whose vocals will echo for generations to come.”

Billie will debut the track live at the BRIT Awards, accompanied by Finneas, composer Hans Zimmer and the Smiths star Johnny Marr, in London next week. And the Bad Guy hitmaker still can’t believe she has recorded a Bond theme.

“It feels crazy to be a part of this in every way. To be able to score the theme song to a film that is part of such a legendary series is a huge honour. James Bond is the coolest film franchise ever to exist. I’m still in shock,” she shared, while her sibling added: “Writing the theme song for a Bond film is something we’ve been dreaming about doing our entire lives. There is no more iconic pairing of music and cinema than the likes of Goldfinger and Live and Let Die. We feel so, so lucky to play a small role in such a legendary franchise, long live 007.”

The brother and sister duo join the likes of Shirley Bassey, Sam Smith, and Adele in recording Bond themes.

No Time to Die, which stars Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Lea Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, and Jeffrey Wright, will hit cinemas from 2 April.

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Billie Eilish struggled to accept her changing figure as young teenager

Billie Eilish has openly discussed her struggle to accept her natural body shape as an adolescent.The Grammy Award-winning artist has candidly shared her struggles with body image and depression in an interview with U.S. Vogue, and revealed that when s…

Billie Eilish has openly discussed her struggle to accept her natural body shape as an adolescent.

The Grammy Award-winning artist has candidly shared her struggles with body image and depression in an interview with U.S. Vogue, and revealed that when she was younger, she desperately wanted to be a model.

“I really wanted to be a model, really bad, and I was chubby and short. I developed really early. I had boobs at nine. I got my period at 11,” the Bad Guy hitmaker explained. “So, my body was going faster than my brain.”

Billie then recalled how she began to despise her changing figure.

“I just hated my body. I would have done anything to be in a different one,” she candidly shared. “It’s funny, because when you’re a little kid, you don’t think of your body at all. And all of a sudden, you look down and you’re, like, ‘Whoa. What can I do to make this go away?'”

Elsewhere in the chat, Billie confessed that her body image battles began to fade by the end of June last year, and if she was to offer any advice to young fans out there dealing with the same issues, it is to be patient.

“When people ask me what I’d say to somebody looking for advice on mental health, the only thing I can say is patience. I had patience with myself. I didn’t take that last step,” the 18-year-old insisted, sadly noting that she had suicidal thoughts at the height of depression. “I waited. Things fade.”

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Billy Porter rocks motorised hat to 2020 Grammy Awards

Billy Porter made a serious style statement at the 2020 Grammy Awards on Sunday night.The Pose star stepped out onto the red carpet at the Staples Center in Los Angeles wearing a custom blue crystal-studded flare jumpsuit and cropped jacket from Baja E…

Billy Porter made a serious style statement at the 2020 Grammy Awards on Sunday night.

The Pose star stepped out onto the red carpet at the Staples Center in Los Angeles wearing a custom blue crystal-studded flare jumpsuit and cropped jacket from Baja East designer Scott Studenberg.

Porter accessorised with a Judith Leiber bag, Alexis Bittar bling, and Coach boots, but it was his matching headgear, made by Sarah Sokol Millinery, which received the most attention, with the item featuring a layer of silver fringe draped across the front that could be opened and closed using a remote control from Smooth Technologies.

Speaking to E! News during the pre-show, Porter’s stylist Sam Ratelle explained that he was inspired to get creative with the 50-year-old’s accessories after seeing Billie Eilish sport a bonnet-style headpiece with veil to the 2019 American Music Awards in November.

“It really originated from the moment Billy had with Billie Eilish at the VMAs. She wore this beautiful Burberry hat, designer tissue and a bonnet with a beekeeper’s net. (Porter) said, ‘I love that hat,’ but he was like, ‘There’s no way I’m covering my face,'” he recalled. “So, I found these incredible hats designed by Scott Studenberg from Baja East, and they have fringe coming down pretty much covering the face and they’re so dramatic.

“There’s a clicker that I’ve been holding as I trail down the carpet and every time he gives me the signal to open the hat then I open the hat.”

Meanwhile, Studenberg took to Instagram to share a string of images of the outfit and noted that he was thrilled with the final ensemble.

“Thank you, @theebillyporter for always welcoming my crazy ideas with objective positivity. All I’ve ever wanted to do is make art, so this is a dream. These moments don’t happen magically. It takes a strong support system, planning and countless hours of hard work and sleepless nights – many times even until the very last minute,” the designer praised.

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Lizzo wows in white gown at 2020 Grammy Awards

Lizzo channelled Old Hollywood glamour at the 2020 Grammy Awards on Sunday night.The Juice hitmaker, who won three of the top prizes at the annual music ceremony held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, wore a curve-hugging Atelier Versace gown that …

Lizzo channelled Old Hollywood glamour at the 2020 Grammy Awards on Sunday night.

The Juice hitmaker, who won three of the top prizes at the annual music ceremony held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, wore a curve-hugging Atelier Versace gown that featured delicate silver embellishment as she made her entrance.

She completed the look with a faux fur white stole, her hair in soft waves, Lorraine Schwartz diamonds, and silver jewelled Rene Caovilla sandals.

Billie Eilish rocked a unique Gucci black and neon green suit as she scooped six awards, including Best New Artist, Record, and Album of the Year. The 18-year-old matched her hair and nails to the suit and finished the outfit with a neon green and black surgical mask on her face, along with a pair of sunglasses.

Chrissy Teigen was a hit in her orange Yanina Couture gown, which featured huge tulle puffball sleeves, a plunging neckline, and two thigh-high splits.

She had earlier told her Twitter followers that she had finally found her dress, but that they wouldn’t be impressed.

“Found a Grammy dress. hope u hate it. like to keep u busy (sic),” the star joked.

Best New Artist nominee Lil Nas X also got in on the neon craze and sported head-to-toe pink custom Versace with a matching cowboy hat and cap-toe neon cowboy boots.

Spanish singer Rosalia rocked a red leather shirt dress with fringing by Alexander Wang, and Grammys host Alicia Keys wowed in a floor-length silver shimmery gown by Atelier Versace.

Ariana Grande had not one, but two show-stopping gowns on the red carpet, making her Grammys comeback with a Giambattista Valli grey tulle creation, and later a Schiaparelli crop top and skirt.

Elsewhere, Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner accompanied her husband Joe Jonas in a custom Louis Vuitton mini dress, while Bebe Rexha looked chic in a Christian Cowan tuxedo with wide-leg trousers and a jewelled sheer turtleneck.

Billy Porter debuted a Baja East turquoise beaded suit and lampshade-like hat and Maggie Rogers made a splash in a vintage Chanel dress which she teamed with an eco-friendly water bottle holder.

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Donatella Versace thrilled to outfit major stars for 2020 Grammy Awards

Donatella Versace was thrilled to dress a number of stars for the 2020 Grammy Awards on Sunday night.Following the ceremony held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the Italian designer, who oversees the Versace fashion house, took to Instagram to sh…

Donatella Versace was thrilled to dress a number of stars for the 2020 Grammy Awards on Sunday night.

Following the ceremony held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the Italian designer, who oversees the Versace fashion house, took to Instagram to share images of the celebrities her team had outfitted for the annual music bash.

Alongside a snap of Lil Nas X in a hot pink suit and matching cowboy hat, she wrote, “Breathtaking @lilnasx … such a look!! Love it!!” while beside a picture of Lizzo rocking an Old Hollywood-inspired strapless white gown, the fashion star praised: “Such a #RedCarpet dream… Perfection! Lizzo!”

Elsewhere, members of the Versace atelier made the black ballgown sported by Camila Cabello for her red carpet entrance, as well as the lilac dress she wore to perform First Man during the show, and the sexy canary yellow number she slipped into later on.

Other designers to make outfits for multiple artists included Christian Siriano, who dreamed up glamorous looks for the likes of Shania Twain, Best New Artist nominee YOLA, Lizzo, and Demi Lovato.

“Demi, it was an honour to create for you tonight and WOW that was unbelievable! Love you!” he captioned a picture of the singer sporting a white ballgown while performing her new song Anyone.

Other standout looks on the night included the white beaded Ralph & Russo dress donned by Priyanka Chopra, the monogrammed Gucci number sported by multiple Grammy Award winner Billie Eilish, and the Cinderella-esque Giambattista Valli dress rocked by Ariana Grande as she made her red carpet entrance.

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