With all of the fake tans, fake lips, fake booties, and other celebrity fakery, we’re on high alert for stars who are authentic. It seems like there’s a dearth of them lately, but there’s one who is so refreshingly real that we developed an overnight crush on her. Dua Lipa is technically considered a British artist, but her family hails from Kosovo, and she has done a lot for her home country, including throwing a self-made music festival there called Sunny Hill.
Not only does she look significantly different from most pop stars with her sleek bob, untouched physique, and natural good looks, but she also doesn’t sound like them. Her defiant lyrics (her hit single “IDGAF” certified her as a musical talent of the highest caliber) and low vocal register means she has an intriguing sound, which she labels “dark pop”. While most assume a moniker, even her name is real – Dua Lipa isn’t a stage name.
Sure, she’s gorgeous, down to earth, and cool, but she also has an incredible sense of personal style. She alternates between rave-y neons, athleisure, and high fashion with the ease of an industry vet. She also wears Insta-cool brands like Orseund Iris and Cult Gaia, but mixes these romantic pieces with slick PVC trousers and giant skater pants. We’re unapologetically obsessed with her style, her music, and her. If you haven’t had the pleasure of knowing Dua Lipa, allow us an introduction by way of her coolest, fashion-y posts.