East London rapper Estelle has always been one of our favourite female artists. We love her voice, style and her ear splitting laugh, which could fill the O2. The singer has recently released her new album, ‘All of Me,‘ which was was out February 28th. Since then she has had a massive amount of success, with the album making it into the top 20, and many of her old friends, such as Kanye West racing to work with her again.
Estelle said she had been “going through a couple of things,” since the release of her debut album ‘Shine,’ and wanted to work through these issues before starting a new record. The 31-year old has confessed that she has used her tie away from the spotlight to concentrate on herself. “I had to write the songs and go through some stuff and I definitely went through some things and the album has all of me. It’s everything. It’s happy, it’s joy, it’s pain, it’s sad, it’s crying, it’s jumping for joy, it’s a mess.”
We love Estelle and have waited for her return to the stage, (and show us a thing or two about style), for too long, and did we mention the new record is amazing?! Here’s a sneaky peak look at the video to get you salivating:
The West Kensington-born singer/rapper scored a huge international hit with Kanye West collaboration ‘American Boy’ in 2008, winning a Grammy for the single. However, bar a few cameo apperances on tracks with big-name artists like Busta Rhymes, Mr. Hudson and David Guetta, Estelle has maintained radio silence. Estelle has said that this album concentrates more on her music and soul rather than other people’s, which is what she was doing too much of before. We hope there is room for her to do a few more collaborations; please?!
We love Estelle’s music, but we love the girls style even more. The ‘American Boy,’ singers funky make-up, big Pat Butcher earrings and high top sneakers, is what makes this pop princess a true style icon. She recently told us her style inspirations are Salt ‘n’ Pepper, (the 80′s American rap duo, who rapped hit ‘Push It’), and we can see why. The hair, the big earrings and the leather’ which is everything Estelle loves to wear, is an iconic look from the 80′s band. We think we can see where she gets her inspiration from!
While the Brit singer has been away, she said the thing she missed most about the UK was the shopping. Estelle confessed that she’s not bowled over by American designers, and often flew back to England just to get clothes. She told us that when she comes home she, “looses her mind in Topshop, and I come out with too much stuff.” We love your style Estelle, but wow, that is a lot of effort!
Estelle’s hair and make-up have always been the envy of many fashionistas around the world, but these days she says she’s keeping it simple. “I just wear thick eyeliner and red lipstick. Keeping it simple is probably the best beauty advice I can give.” Less is more people!
The star also said the best style advice she could give is to make sure you have three essentials in your bag, “Always have a good lipgloss, big earrings and a black eyeliner. These three things will transform an outfit.” Well, if it’s works for Estelle, it works for us too.
Estelle’s singer Thank You is out now and you can download her new album ‘All of Me,’ from ITunes this very minute!
If you want to hear more style and beauty tips from the woman herself, check this video out to get some inspiration:
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