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Hailee Steinfeld on Flip-Flops and Dressing for the Red Carpet

Hailee Steinfeld doesn’t mind shaking things up. The Edge of Seventeen actress has spent the past year entering fresh territory, with a platinum-selling single, “Love Myself,” (from her debut album Haiz) and a red carpet style that has landed her on multiple best-dressed lists. And the latest move for the actress and singer adds her to the ranks of celebrities turned campaign stars. As the new face of Reef Escape, Steinfeld fronts the ads for the California-based sandal brand and brings a youthful glamour to the world of casual flip-flops.

For Steinfeld, the decision to represent Reef was a no-brainer. “There have always been a bunch of sandals at the bottom of the stairs right by the front door that were my go-to,” said Steinfeld on the phone from the Atlanta set of Pitch Perfect 3. “They were always Reef. I grew up wearing these sandals.”

And though she’d often prefer to live in her flip-flops, even the California girl in Steinfeld has come to appreciate the artistic side of the industry. “[Fashion] has become such a huge part of my personal life and my work,” says the actress. “It’s amazing to see how many people it takes to really pull off something in fashion. There are so many people that are so committed and so passionate.”

Here, Steinfeld shares her style rules.

California style is all about keeping things simple.
“Honestly, it’s just easy-going and simple and casual. It’s being comfortable and putting your favorite pieces together. My closet is all light colors, airy, flowy and relaxed shapes, whether they’re dresses, denim shorts, or T-shirts. I live in T-shirts! Anything that’s easy to put together and not an ensemble that consists of a bunch of complicated components.”

Putting out an album required a whole new take on fashion.
“This last year, really diving into the whole music scene and being onstage called for a completely different approach. I’ve had so much fun being able to go that extra mile when you’re on stage, and using that as an excuse to try a different look.” Continue reading “Hailee Steinfeld on Flip-Flops and Dressing for the Red Carpet”

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Behind the Lyrics with DNCE, Chris Stapleton and Hailee Steinfeld

Jimmy reached out to some of his favorite musicians to learn the true meaning behind hits like “Cake by the Ocean,” “Traveller” and “Starving.”:

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January 14-24 – Instagram Photos

Picture 01: RELAX, pitches. I’m here.

Picture 02: STARVING is #1 on the #WeekendCountdown on @siriusxmhits1 and I thank you so much.

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Thank you for my new favorite bag! @esthersong831 @toryburch ?

Picture 04: And another week is up! #pitchperfect3

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Hailee Steinfeld Reveals the Highlight of Her Career

At only 20-years-old Hailee Steinfeld has managed to forge an incredibly successful music and film career with tons of achievements and experiences.

But is there anything she can point to that stands out as the highlight of her career?

“Two things come to mind,” she says. “I was nominated for an Oscar when I was 14-years-old, which is absolutely insane. I still have a very hard time comprehending that. And two, music. Signing to Republic Records was a huge highlight. So, those would be the two highlights of my career so far.”

Hailee’s single “Starving” alongside Zedd and Grey is out now.

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Interview for “W” Magazine

Where was your first kiss?
My first kiss was actually onscreen. I was in a graduate-thesis film called She’s a Fox, and I had to kiss two guys in it. I think I was 12. I was very nervous. One of the guys was shorter than me, and he had to stand on an apple box… Awkward! He told me, “I’m going to pretend I’m kissing my mom!” I was pretty sure that’s not the thing you say before you kiss a girl, so I looked at him and said, “Okay, I’m going to pretend I’m kissing my dog!”

Where was your first real-life kiss, then?
At my house, by my front door. Which kind of sucks, because every time I walk through my front door I think about it. The kiss was a little messy, and I looked at the guy and said, “No, no, you can do better.” That’s not what you’re supposed to say, but I said it anyway.