The singer was prompted to change her hair color by a picture on the Internet. We are so used to Billie Eilish’s bright green hair that we hardly recognized her as a blonde. On the Ellen DeGeneres Show, Billy said that she was motivated to change her image… by a photo collage on the Internet!
“I’ve wanted to dye it blonde for a while,” Billy admitted. I don’t know what came over me. I once saw a photo collage made by a fan. I was wearing it with hair of different colors, including light ones. I liked it so much that I became a blonde!”
True, Billy did not immediately decide to change her image. She was afraid that her hair would not stand up to so many experiments: “At first, the color change seemed to be an unattainable dream. I didn’t think it would be possible because my hair had gone through so much… I was sure that I would burn it if I dyed it blonde, but in the end, I did it!”
Previously, Billy became the heroine of the June issue of British Vogue. The cover, on which the singer poses in a lace corset, drew a flurry of criticism against Billy. The fact is that until now, Billy has never shown her figure, explaining that she does not want to sexualize her stage image. Eilish fans decided she had betrayed her own ideals. And Billy just changed her point of view, and there is nothing reprehensible in this.
In the photographs, the performer appeared as we had never seen her before: in pale pink tones, in corsets and stockings. Her clothes are tight-fitting and her black and neon green hair is now blonde.
The multiple Grammy winners have always stood out for her eccentric and baggy outfits. She openly said that such a choice is associated with a reluctance to draw attention to her body. “I only did this [chose oversized clothes] because I hated my body. People will say that Billie Eilish is breaking the rules or something, and I’ll ask them: “Are there any rules at all?” — said the singer in an interview with Dazed last year.
“I love these photos, and I really enjoyed the shoot. Do what you want, when you want. Fuck everything else,” Eilish wrote in the description for the new photos. In response, some social media and media users began calling the singer an “anti-pop star”, accusing her of abandoning her rebellious image for money and regretting that she could not stand the pressure of the industry.
In an interview for Vogue, Billie Eilish admitted that she roughly imagines the reaction of society to the new image. She addresses her image and about what it is like to be called a “body-positive icon”. She explains that whatever clothing choices you make, it really has nothing to do with assessing personality:
My trick is that I can do whatever I want. It makes me feel good. If you want to have a surgery, go for the surgery. If you want to wear a dress that someone says looks too big, but you feel that you look good in it, you look good.