It's gonna get sappy up in here.
Christina Aguilera is on the cover of Billboard magazine this week promoting her new album Lotus, out in November. She’s had a good year -- she’s been killing it on "The Voice" and made bank with the ubiquitous “MooOooOOoves Like Jagger.” For some reason, people (on Tumblr, it seems) are loath to believe that Xtina would do an interview without commenting on her recent weight gain. This fake quote (attributed to the Billboard interview) has been circling ‘round the Internets since yesterday:
“I told them during this Lotus recording, ‘You are working with a fat girl. Know it now and get over it.’ They need a reminder sometimes that I don't belong to them. It's my body. My body can't put anyone in jeopardy of not making money anymore -- my body is just not on the table that way anymore.”
Which would kind of be awesome if she said it, but her rep says the quote was, indeed, fabricated. She did tell Lucky, “Actually, the challenge I’ve always had is being too thin, so I love that now I have a booty, and obviously I love showing my cleavage.”
And show her cleavage she does, at least in her new video for the first single off of Lotus, called “Your Body.” Xtina’s rocking this candy-colored, trailer park, undone pinup look, and I am into it. The theme of the video is that which I can only describe as “glitter murder.”
Do you love it? If so, her look is surprisingly not too hard to copy. I did it with some colored hair extensions, fake eyelashes, and hot pink lipstick.
I got colored clip-in hair extensions from Sephora for 9 bucks each. You can straighten them, curl them, whatever you please! I used a 1-inch barrel curling iron and curled all my hairs (real and not real), then shook it out to get the “undone” look.
The eyelashes are a huge component of Xtina’s look, and I say, the bigger the better. I got ones with a lil’ glitter in them too.
Finally, you need a hot pink lipstick like NARS Carthage. For my outfit, I threw on my teal jeans and “Ain’t No Wifey” tank. And HEELS! Xtina’s are Charlotte Olympia, and mine are a similar but 500% cheaper Betsey Johnson version.
Would you try the hair extensions? They’re surprisingly wearable! And why won't everyone shut up about Xtina’s weight? She’s the (pop singing) voice of our generation! Let a bitch be.
P.S. A little-known fact: Xtina and I grew up in the same suburb outside Pittsburgh and went to the same grade school. I inherited her math book in the fifth grade! (Well, a math book with her signature in it. Who knows.)
Allie’s glitter murdering Twitter @allierileyjones.