Styl-ish: Chloe x Halle Talk Favorite Brands, Fashion Advice From Beyoncé, And Snagging ASOS Cover
Not too long after that sparkling ball drops in 2018, #BlackGirlMagic is set to steal all of its shine. If you’re anticipating Yara Shahidi’s Grown-ish, a spin off from ABC’s popular Black-ish, you’ll be happy to see that “Zoey” the oldest daughter of the Johnson clan will be joined by some familiar faces as she embarks on her freshman year of college at Southern California University. Singers Chloe x Halle will star on the show as twin track stars “Sky and Jazz”. The Youtube musicians are actually a few years apart off-screen and in a case of “greatness recognizing greatness” are famous for being discovered by none other than Beyoncé herself after covering her single “Pretty Hurts”.
Besides dropping their debut “Sugar Symphony” last year, and rubbing elbows with co-stars like cutie Trevor Jackson, the ladies clearly have a lot in common with Shahidi when it comes to their closets. Fashionista.com recently sat down with the duo to discuss all things fashionable. Chloe Bailey, age 19, and Halle Bailey, age 17, can now add ASOS on to the list of covers they’ve snagged in addition to Dazed, InStyle and Paper to name a few. They have walked in a Dolce & Gabbana fashion show and are regularly spotted rocking brands like Kenzo and Elie Saab giving them the reputation of infectious fashionistas and risk-takers. ASOS magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Francesca Babb says this is the number one reason the girls were chosen to slay the holiday issue:
“It’s been quite a tough couple of years, and I wanted to make it feel like the spirit of a party in the magazine without ignoring the fact that there’s been some stuff going on that’s been difficult for everybody. I wanted people who didn’t feel like they were sort of vacuously going to be throwing a party, but people who are just those rays of sunshine and positivity.”
“They have integrity and something to say, and want everyone to feel better and be having a good time.”
And don’t even begin to think that with all the success, these young ladies are “too cool for school”. Chloe shares the excitement they felt when they learned they were chosen for the cover:
“Our reaction was like, ‘Heck to the yeah!’ We love ASOS and everything they stand for and we were just honored that they even asked us to be their cover girls. I remember being on the shoot everyone had great energy. I remember seeing the big rack of clothes and the colors were so bright because it was very influenced by the ’80s, and we’re just putting a modern twist.”
Although the Bailey sisters say they loved channeling the bright and vivid energy of the 80’s in the shoot, they say they do have their own very distinct personal styles. Halle loves things that flow like bell-bottom jeans and loose pants and describes her style as “free”. Chloe admits that she is drawn to abstract shapes and clothes that hug her shape and admits she is growing into her own and learning to love herself “from the inside out”.
Although the girls love designer labels, Halle shares she does have an addiction to online shopping. Her favorite place to “Add To Cart”? PrettyLittleThing.com.
When it comes to inspiration, the pair are drawn to ladies who definitely know a thing or two about an #OOTD like Solange, Zoe Kravitz and Rihanna. Lastly, the sisters share that Beyonce’ has not only mentored them in the studio but the style department as well. Halle shares the best style advice they’ve ever received from Queen Bey:
“She has always told us to be confident in everything we do. Seeing her confidence and being around her and that aura, it really inspires a girl, like, wow, maybe I could walk around like that and look as gorgeous as she is.”
We’re looking forward to seeing the sisters’ style come full force in their Grown-ish characters when the series debuts on the Freeform network on January 3rd. Chloe x Halle also sat down with Entertainment Weekly to talk what we should expect from their roles as undergrad athletes. Halle says expectations are a major factor in the characters’ story lines:
“With the pressures that young female athletes face, it’s hard to go through those things and remain composed, and remain professional, with all these people talking in their ear and wanting to live up to their expectations.”
“There’s a serious part of the comedy in all this, and that’s what I think is beautiful because it’s what [showrunner] Kenya Barris does such an amazing job of, putting the seriousness with the comedy so people understand it. We’re so excited we get to play that and show that side.”
Chloe adds that Grown-ish will continue to do what Black-ish has done so successfully for four seasons:
“What I think Grown-ish does so great is you don’t have to be a college student to watch and enjoy the show. It touches on all situations that affect teenagers. Even adults can watch the show like ‘I remember that, I remember this. Grown-ish is so funny and touches on so many topics that I think need to be shined on.”
You can check out a clip from the upcoming Grown-ish below: