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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What’s Your i/denti/tee?

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If you’re looking for a gift for someone who really loves music, you might be in luck.

Thanks to  i/denti/tee.

It’s a cool company that’s launched music tees for music lovers.

The exclusive line of music tees is printed with lyrics that all begin with “i.”

When you make a purchase, you also get a one-time iTunes®  offer  of 10 free songs.

The launch collection features this “i” lyric selection 

i still haven’t found what I’m looking for (U2)
i used to rule the world (Coldplay)
i’m a hustler baby (Jay Z)
i’m wanted dead or alive (Bon Jovi)
i will survive (Gloria Gaynor)
i wanna dance with somebody (Whitney Houston)
i go back (Kenny Chesney)
i love rock-n-roll (Joan Jett)
i’m the only one (Melissa Etheridge)

Visit identitee.com.

MANGO meets Barbie

 


Looks from MANGO’s Summer 2008 Collection

Jessica Bumpus at Vogue.com reports:

MORE than just a doll, Barbie has long been a fashion icon – something which Barcelona-based retailer Mango has tapped into for one of its latest capsule collection of T-shirts: Barbie by MNG Jeans.

According to The Daily, the six-piece collection will comprise printed T-shirts with Fifties, Seventies and Eighties influences.

“This collaboration gives our company added value and a differentiating and surprise factor, since it offers our customers a new product associated with a traditional brand like Barbie, which has been part of their childhood,” says Ninona Vila, MNG by Mango’s public relations manager.

Previous collaborations from the retailer have included MNG by Osman Yousefzada (pictured) as well as a range of beachwear with model and actress Liz Hurley.