Olivia Rodrigo celebrates ‘Guts’ album in barely-there mini skirt
Olivia Rodrigo is commemorating the release of her second album, “Guts,” in a fashionable manner. The talented singer, best known for her hit song “Drivers License,” continued the celebration in New York City on Saturday night. She shared a photo dump on Instagram with the caption, “thank u guys 4 all the luv!!!!! 😎🤘🏼❤️😉😎.” The carousel post featured images of her standing on a couch in a vintage mini skirt and posing with her producer, Dan Nigro, at the popular Italian restaurant, Via Carota.
In the photos, the 20-year-old artist looked stunning in a sparkling gold skirt and a midriff-baring, long-sleeve white top from Todd Oldham’s spring 1995 collection. This iconic collection from the mid-’90s has recently gained popularity on TikTok, thanks to models Shalom Harlow and Amber Valletta, who wore the same top and skirt on the catwalk. Olivia’s stylist, Jared Ellner, revealed that Oldham himself lent these legendary pieces to the pop singer. Ellner expressed his gratitude to Todd and congratulated Olivia on her album.
Earlier in the day, Olivia Rodrigo spoke to Willie Geist on the “Today” show about her decision not to disclose the inspiration behind her album’s lead single, “Vampire.” She believes that providing an explanation takes away from the art. According to her, “Why would I limit a song to being about one specific thing in my life when everyone can interpret it in their own way?” She finds solace in knowing that her music resonates with others, making them feel less alone in their emotions.
Fans have speculated that the song “Vampire” is about Olivia’s idol, Taylor Swift. Interestingly, Olivia had been a vocal supporter of Taylor until July 2021 when she gave Swift a songwriting credit on her track “Deja Vu.” While the song was loosely inspired by Taylor’s hit, “Cruel Summer,” Olivia now shares 50 percent of the royalties with Taylor and her co-writers Jack Antonoff and St. Vincent. Olivia expressed her admiration for Taylor’s vocals and wanted to incorporate similar elements in her own music.
Despite the rumors, Olivia Rodrigo remains tight-lipped about the inspiration behind “Vampire” and any other songs. She explained in an interview with the Guardian that she never discloses the subjects of her songs and doesn’t plan to do so in the future. She believes that leaving room for interpretation allows listeners to connect with her music on a deeper level.
Olivia Rodrigo is celebrating her sophomore album in style.
The “Drivers License” singer, who released her second album “Guts” last week, kept the party going in New York City Saturday night.
“thank u guys 4 all the luv!!!!! 😎🤘🏼❤️😉😎,” she captioned a photo dump on Instagram.
The carousel post showed her standing on a couch in a vintage mini skirt and posing with her producer Dan Nigro at Italian hot spot Via Carota.
Rodrigo, 20, stunned in the sparkling gold skirt and a midriff-baring, long-sleeve white top from Todd Oldham’s spring 1995 collection.
The iconic mid-’90s collection has been going viral on TikTok in recent months, thanks in part to models Shalom Harlow and Amber Valletta, who wore the top and skirt on the catwalk.
The “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” alum’s stylist, Jared Ellner, later revealed Oldham himself loaned the legendary pieces to the pop singer.
“Thank you Todd for letting us borrow these pieces 💛 and congratulations olivia,” Ellner wrote via Instagram Sunday.
Earlier in the day, Rodrigo spoke to the “Today” show’s Willie Geist about why she has no plans to reveal who inspired her album’s lead single, “Vampire.”
“I think explanation is never good for art,” she said.
“Why would I pigeonhole a song into being about this one thing in my life, when everyone has their own interpretation?” she continued.
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“It just makes me feel less alone in my feelings when I write this song about some specific instance where I felt this really strong way. And then I look out into the crowd and I see some girl who felt exact same way. It just makes me realize that we’re all so much more alike than we are different.”
Fans previously theorized that the song was about Rodrigo’s idol, Taylor Swift.
The former Disney Channel star had been a very vocal supporter of the “Lavender Haze” singer until July 2021 when she gave Swift a songwriting credit on her track “Deja Vu.”
She previously revealed the song was loosely inspired by Swift’s hit, “Cruel Summer,” however she has since been forced to split 50 percent of the royalties with the “Bad Blood” songstress and her co-writers Jack Antonoff and St. Vincent.
“It’s one of my favorite songs ever. I love like the yelly vocals in it, like the harmonized yells that she does, I think they’re like super electric and moving, so I wanted to do something like that,” Rodrigo told Rolling Stone at the time.
The “Good 4 U” singer also played coy when asked point-blank whether Swift inspired the lyrics of “Vampire.”
“How do I answer this?” she said in an interview with the Guardian last week.
“I mean, I never want to say who any of my songs are about. I’ve never done that before in my career and probably won’t,” she added.