Angel Haze on stage at Lollapalooza
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Angel Haze has already put the finishing touches on her debut album, Dirty Gold, so what better way to bide her time until its release date than chilling with Donatella Versace? Uh...there is no better way. The rapper performed at Lollapalooza last weekend in a Raf Simons menswear tank, paired with a leather J.W. Anderson menswear baseball cap, and topped off the look with a gold, Donatella-gifted pendant. Fashonista sat down with the rapper, and her affinity for designer fashion, is obvious. No wonder she and Donatella hit it off so well. And after reading these five points we gleaned from her interview, you'll def wanna be Angel's BFF, too.
1.) She and Donatella hang on the regular: "She actually took me to my first Vogue Fest this year—I sat front row during her talk, and then she invited me to play at the Versus party. She's been really, like, in tune and reaching out to me for such a long time, from the beginning of the year until now. She's such a great person and she's so sweet."
2.) She abides by a simple rule for picking outfits: "I just pick whatever the f*** looks good in the mirror, dude! I had on this striped raindrop thing by Raf Simons today, and everyone said, 'Don’t wear that, you look like a fu****** blueberry.' And I'm like, 'Shut up! I don't care, I'm gonna wear this s***!' And it looked great in motion, so it turned out really cool."
3.) She'll drop designer names in her lyrics (get that free swag, Haze): "My single 'Echelon' is really fashion—it goes 'Fashion Week, I'm out here slaying'—so it's one of those things that really means a lot to me. I've been doing things with Donatella Versace and J.W. Anderson, and even Helmut Lang and Phillip Lim. They are all amazing, so all the stuff that I talk about now is like, 'Yeah! These clothes are awesome!'"
4.) She's into 2013 festival style: "There have been really, really short shorts and bandeaus—I'm way too body conscious for that, so I wish I could pull that off but I can't. Also, the guys who wear all black in that hot, smoldering sun, like black eye liner and everything. I'm just like, 'Wow, that's wicked!' Yeah, I'm not seeing many things I don't like."
5.) She would totally collab with Rick Owens: "I love the gothic ninja s***, it's so amazing, it's all me. Just give me a second, I'll be there."