No women in music issue would be complete these days without Billie Eilish and the October 2019 issue of ELLE is no exception. Streamed more than 15 billion times, Billie’s music is quite literally the fabric of these times, which in includes hearing Billie’s music at a petrol station and seeing her face on magazine covers. As with every success of hers, Billie has not deviated her approach to be anything other than her own way or the highway. “When you’re trying to come off a certain way, it’s not gonna work,” she says speaking with ELLE’s Eve Barlow. And doing her own thing is not to be confused with any other agenda let alone some rebellious, anti-pop stance. “I was just making songs with my brother. Now it’s like a thing: I’m this artist who’s going against the whatever-the-fuck. Where?! I wasn’t saying, ‘Fuck pop!’ I was just making what I wanted.” And making what she wants is what she is doing and in the meantime the critics can continue playing catch up.

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Credits include: Publication, ELLE October 2019; Photography, Yvan Fabing; Styling, Anna Trevelyan; Hair, Tammy Yi for Leonor Greyl Paris; Makeup, Robert Rumsey for Westman Atelier; Manicure, Jolene Brodeur for OPI; Set design, Bryan Porter at Owl & the Elephant; Production, Paul Preiss at Preiss Creative.

Billie Eilish | ELLE October 2019 (Photography: Yvan Fabing)

Billie Eilish | ELLE October 2019 (Photography: Yvan Fabing)