Ms. Badu chatted up Chioma Nnadi from Vogue about style. Since her emmergence onto the neo soul scene,Erykah’s marched to the beat of her own drum and explains to the mag that she always has. From her accessories to her hair she’s always been one of a kind.
Vogue interview on the inside.
Orchestrating a fashion moment that will command the Internet for longer than say, fifteen seconds, usually requires a team of expert fashion helpers, and these days, even off-duty rock star looks tend to necessitate the counsel of a stylist, a creative director, and several members of a glam squad. Erykah Badu has never subscribed to that idea; in fact when she steps onto the stage at the Essence Festival this week, she’ll likely steal the spotlight in the same outfit she threw on to board the plane.
“I make no distinction between what I wear on the street and the stage; it’s all just my style,” she says speaking from her home in Dallas. “I don’t work with a stylist, and I never plan what I’m going to wear, it’s always an of-the-moment thing.” To illustrate the point she describes what she is wearing in her living room at that very moment: green workwear-inspired overalls that she picked up at Yellow Rat Bastard, the now-shuttered downtown New York streetwear boutique, a pair in which she’s been known to rock the crowds at Coachella.
Read the rest of the interview here.