Flo Milli on Depop Assortment, Coachella Set, and New Album

Your Coachella ticket is secured, however what about your wardrobe? It may be an insane mess looking for one thing to put on to the pageant, the place the outfits are arguably simply as necessary because the poses. However as a substitute of shopping for a very new piece that you will solely put on across the Indio grounds, why not attempt one thing tried and true at Depop? And why not one thing chosen by Flo Milli, one of the vital thrilling – and trendy – younger stars in hip-hop proper now?

The Immodest rapper has curated a collection of Y2K-inspired tracks on the platform, accessible in retailer from right now. The launch is a part of a brand new six-month partnership between Depop, the style resale platform cherished by Gen Z and classic followers alike, and American Specific to advertise round style all through the pageant season. Flo Milli’s edit is the primary within the collaboration, however further artists to be revealed will likely be curating their very own within the coming months.

Using the wave of the style revival, Flo Milli’s alternatives vary from child t-shirts to embellished denims and platform sandals, all consistent with her personal private type of a ‘Yr 2000 classic social gathering’. (No flower crowns seen right here!) AmEx will even be doubling down on the development with a 2000s-inspired expertise of their activation area. (Suppose classic cameras and extra.)

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In the midst of her spa day, Flo Milli took a couple of minutes to stroll ELLE.com by means of her Depop x AmEx minimize, her type icons, and what to anticipate from her first-ever Coachella gig.

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What was your inspiration for the gathering? Had been there particular vibes, appears to be like and items you needed to incorporate? What was it like placing all of it collectively?

I used to be so excited to be featured with American Specific and Depop so I needed to verify I made an announcement however actually I grew up across the 2000s so Y2K is an enormous a part of my type and what I am used to am seeing. So I actually needed to construct one thing like this. In case you’ve ever seen my Immodest video, the stuff I had – the lengthy nails with the bangles and the rhinestone shorts – I all the time attempt to incorporate that into my efficiency exhibits and nearly every thing I do . [I’m] just about a superb ghetto sort of woman. And likewise my stylist, she all the time will get classic items and I actually like sporting sample classic items as a result of I like unique issues.

Are you an enormous Depop purchaser? What are you often searching for?

Effectively, I am not likely tall, but when I continued there I’d in all probability purchase on a regular basis garments like crop tops, boyfriend denims and stuff like that. That is my road type which I actually take pleasure in as a result of I just about dwell within the studio so I like comfy garments that I can put on which might be nonetheless in some way fashionable and expresses who I’m. Effectively I actually like low rise denims, cargo pants and crop tops. i really like the stuff

Who’re a few of your type icons?

Rising up I cherished Aaliyah’s type. I preferred Beyoncé’s type. Britney Spears. Paris Hilton. Simply enthusiastic about issues I’d search for from older VMA pink carpet exhibits. I’d have preferred to have been at the moment.

What about Coachella? Have you ever already considered what you’ll put on on stage?

Sure. I am doing a collaboration with Pucci proper now, so that they made a few tailor-made outfits that I will be the primary to do [to wear]. I look ahead to it. I really like Pucci so I used to be actually, actually, actually excited after I discovered.

That’s actually cool. It seems like there are lots of prints, many colours.

Yeah, they’ve positively gone loopy with the prints, so I am going to put on this with just about every thing. The exhibits, the events, every thing. So simply make certain I am colourful.

What are you able to tease about your first Coachella look? What can we anticipate?

You possibly can positively anticipate a shock. You possibly can anticipate a fantastic present from me. I can barely watch for it. I am going to have a lot vitality and perhaps make some new music snippets. I am nonetheless enthusiastic about it, however you possibly can in all probability anticipate the identical. And a particular visitor.

We’ll be looking out. Is there somebody you are trying ahead to?

There are such a lot of folks I need to see. Is not Frank Ocean performing? I actually need to see him. I’ve by no means seen him in an actual dwell efficiency. i need to see metro [Boomin] and I need to see my colleagues. I do know the women will likely be there – I am unable to watch for Doechii and Latto as a result of I do know they’re additionally performing for the primary time, so I am trying ahead to them.

Talking of colleagues, you have been tapping into a couple of different up-and-coming feminine rappers for a few of your remixes currently, like Lola Brooke and Monaleo. Inform me a bit about the way you determined to make use of them in your remixes.

I am going to begin with Monaleo – that was actually an actual friendship. I can at the least say that we’re really mates and it type of got here naturally, however I am additionally a woman woman at coronary heart, perhaps as a result of I grew up with all ladies. So it is fairly simple for me to let the women include me and hug them. It is not tough for me to do this. I actually take pleasure in giving all these ladies their flowers as a result of I understand how laborious it may be to be an artist nowadays and with all the way in which individuals are attempting to get the women to compete and stuff , it is like I am right here to cease this. However sure, I met most of them on-line. I met Maiya [The Don] On-line, LoLa [Monroe] on-line and just about everybody, however everyone knows one another in actual life.

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Flo Milli – Bedtime (Audio) ft. Monaleo, Gloss Up

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I really like this vitality. We want extra of that.

And moreover, the women are crunching proper now. You are going loopy. All of them have their very own particular type and one thing about them that makes them very distinctive. So I really like embracing that and I simply suppose they need to be counseled for that.

Whole. One factor I really like about your music is your confidence in each single tune, like “Immodest”, “19”, “Within the Get together”. Do you additionally deliver this self-confidence into your type?

Sure I believe styling and what you put on relies upon very a lot in your expression. So I believe it additionally has to do along with your persona or your confidence and I attempt to verify I challenge that. And I really feel prefer it type of occurs naturally. I bear in mind being in highschool and placing collectively outfits that had been loopy and bizarre however nonetheless type of cool. I am simply expressing myself [and] how I really feel about what I put on.

Are you able to reveal something about new music within the coming months?

Oh yeah. You possibly can positively anticipate one thing very quickly. Very quickly. I have been in loopy mode for the previous few months so I am prepared. My album is on the way in which, I am going to simply say that.

This interview has been edited and shortened for readability.

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Erica Gonzales is Senior Tradition Editor at ELLE.com, the place she oversees protection of tv, motion pictures, music, books and extra. She was beforehand an editor at HarpersBAZAAR.com. There is a 75 p.c probability she’s listening to Lorde proper now.

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