It may feel like Billie Eilish came out of nowhere, but the truth is the enigmatic 17-year-old singer’s stardom has been on a steady climb since she released her 2016 song “Ocean Eyes.” She has been praised by peers like Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande, earned the respect of greats like Dave Grohl and Thom Yorke, and has managed to achieve both commercial and critical success. And while fans can’t get enough of her ethereal yet edgy music, her distinctive sense of style has played a huge role in her meteoric rise to stardom.
Take a browse through Billie’s Instagram and you’ll see that her ‘fit pics regularly rack up millions of likes from fans who are as obsessed with her looks as they are her songs. While she does work with stylist Samantha Burkhart, Billie is extremely hands-on when it comes to crafting her unique looks and often combs through Burkhart’s pulls to construct her own outfits. She has a penchant for loud graphics, all-over prints and super-baggy sizing. And while she can afford more lavish pieces than the average teenager, she’s still more likely to wear a bold bootleg by her friend Imran Moosvi aka @imran_potato than a real Louis Vuitton piece.
On her WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP tour stop in Canada, Billie invited HYPEBAE backstage before her sold-out show at Toronto’s Budweiser Stage to give us a look at her tour closet. She shared with us her favorite pieces to wear on and off stage, told us why she only wears shorts when performing, and showed off her interesting storage solution for her trademark jewelry collection. Go behind the scenes by watching the video above.
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