Shontelle: Fresh Sound, Fresh Style

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Singer, Shontelle gave the T-Shirt a new twist when her debut single (titled “T-Shirt”) hit the charts last year.

Since then we’ve heard from her and Akon on the “Confessions of A Shopaholic” soundtrack with “Stuck with Each Other.”

In this interview, the leggy Barbados-born artist dishes on when she sold her soul to Louis Vuitton and explains why she’d want to be Oprah’s handbag — if she could!

Who were your fashion icons before you got signed?
I have always loved Gwen Stefani, Madonna, Diana Ross, Heidi Klum, Sienna Miller, Penelope Cruz, Victoria Beckham, Tyra Banks and Naomi Campbell! Rihanna and Katy Perry are 2 of my new favs.

Now that you’ve got access to a seemingly endless supply of clothing, what are your favorite labels?
OMG! What are you trying to start here? I love so many brands but I must say there are a few that consistently grab my attention: Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Stella McCartney, Valentino Garavani, DSquared, Chip and Pepper, Tripp, D&G, Hermes, Alexander Mcqueen, Betsey Johnson, Jimmy Choo, Herve Leger and anything by Max Azria (BCBG), Bebe, Ralph Lauren and the list goes on and on and on!

Since you began your international music career, what’s been your favorite fashion moment?
I think my fav fashion moment was when I shot the T-Shirt video. I wore a pastel peach colored Herve Leger dress and a hot pair of gold Jimmy Choos. Now I’ve worn many brands and many outfits but I just love the way that dress fits my body so perfectly and the color accentuates my skin tone. Legs aint lookin too bad either! I also really enjoyed rockin’ the runway with Elle and Caravan during New York Fashion week ’08.

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I love that in the seventies Cher and Diana Ross looked like superstars and never played it safe. When they were onstage, they gave you drama–and I love drama. – Beyonce // InStyle // November 2008