“I liked the color and we literally just made this happen,” Estelle tells ESSENCE.com. “We had decided on one outfit and it wasn’t working. I was like, ‘Yo, I have this orange jacket that I wore here today; we’re going to wear that and them orange pants.’ And this (lace top) is my old underwear, and we just made it happen. We pulled that together like that right before I had to walk on the carpet.”
“This one was another one I put together myself. I buy a lot of vintage stuff and I just stash it because things like this happen and you need your own clothes,” Estelle explains. “And that was me like – ‘I have this dress I found in L.A. and it looks like Queen of the Night, and it goes down in the back, and it drapes and all that stuff.’” "It had a belt and super-wide collars and I was like – ‘Well, let me make a jacket-type thing.’ I was giving my best Angelina Jolie.”
“This was DVF. I remember this – I loved this!” says Estelle. “They sent me a crap-load of stuff and I was like, ‘The gold one, the gold one, the gold one, the gold one!’"
“It’s Diva’s Live, it was my first time there ever performing and I just wanted it to be a beautiful moment, you know? And I know gold works for me,” she tells us. "We had to pin it together – again, the girls were trying to escape. They attempt to escape every time I’m on the carpet. They tried, they didn’t win.”
“Well first, it’s a head scarf, my hair is natural and it will sweat out within the first two songs. I tried to perform with my hair out and it’s always a mess," the singer admits. "So I wear a head wrap, and I’ve learned that it works. It’s comfortable for me, and I don’t have to think about someone taking pictures and worry about my hair.”
“This is an old, a super old dress I had. I bought that a few years ago. It’s Selfridges in London, and again I had it in the stash I had for myself. The shoulder pads on that – I don’t love. I never really loved it, but it kind of holds the dress up because it is so flimsy and it is backless too, so that kind of holds it – it gives it shape.”
“Number one, I never wear clothes with stuff hanging out the side because I have to work very hard on my stomach to keep it remotely flat. I never wear stuff with cut-outs and this had cut-outs on the sides, so I was very proud to show my sides.”
“I’ve worn them like four times – Jimmy Choo platform. And they are just high and impractical, but they look brilliant, and I danced in them that entire night.”