Charli XCX Becomes a Fashion Icon, Wants to Duet With Die Antwoord
You can find electro-pop artist Charli XCX in as many fashion spreads as music magazines. The 20-year-old up-and-comer, who's known for her goth-meets-Robyn style of black velvet ensembles and thick, sky-high platforms, knows how to dress herself and she takes her roles as both musician and fashion maven very seriously.
"I think fashion, especially in these times with the internet, is really important," Charli tells Spinner. "Fashion magazines push new music out there just as much as music magazines, I feel."
Even high-end designers have taken a liking to artists, from Lana Del Rey and Azealia Banks performing private fashion parties, to Karl Lagerfeld taking in Florence Welch as a muse, and as much as Charli is a fan of all of this, she also admits to not caring too much whether or not people actually get her sense of style.
"I guess I like all this stuff, but at the same time, I don't really care if I'm fashionable, if I'm considered 'on-trend' or and 'it-girl'," says Charli. "Even if the whole world hates it, I'd still wear it and some people do hate it and that's fine because they're just not on my level. But if you like it then I'm like, 'That's cool. You're cool.'"
The singer's motto, at the end of the day, is to essentially wear what you want to wear, an idea she's also taken and applied to her music, crafting her unique blend of goth-infused electro-pop. Both visually and musically, she just wants to please herself and project what's going on in her head.
"When I have enough money, I'm just going to blow it all on visuals and shit like that, which is probably terrible because I'm