All eyes on Saweetie in 2020! Combining good looks, talent and humor, the Bay Area beauty has stayed popping throughout the year with well-received music drops (“Tap In” is now RIAA certified gold), hilarious Instagram and TikTok videos and an eye for on-point style whether “sweatpants, hair tied, chillin’ with no make-up on” or super-glam party ‘fits.
Never one to shy away from her Icy Girl moniker (even her government Diamonté Harper sparkles!), she’s managed to trend at least twice on social media this year over the length of her nails (!!) and her views on men buying women Birken bags: “Women are magical creatures and we deserve to be treated like a queen…”
While the pandemic created very real challenges for entertainers, the year has brought Saweetie to a special place in her career, one where she’s grown enough to take ownership of all of her creative endeavors. Everything she invests her time into, whether it’s direction for her music videos or an incredible Destiny’s Child “Bootylicioius” Halloween tribute video (ab, abs, abs!!) or input on collaborative efforts, the 26-year-old music creative has developed a laser focus on executing on her visions as underscored by a work ethic that cannot be denied.
Fresh off her latest single, “Back to The Streets,” Saweetie uses her eye for style to design an equal parts chilled and sexy capsule with U.K.-based online label Prettylittlething.
Her third collaborative capsule with the brand, Saweetie this time around was inspired create a collection reflective of her life at this very moment. “The collection is just so fitting for this era of my life,” says the rapper. “I’m currently working on my upcoming album, so to have a collection that mirrors the emotions of my evolved sound gets me so excited.”
We had the chance to speak with Saweetie, who told us what’s different about her latest Prettylittlething capsule, her favorite sneaker silhouette and what’s on her wish list for Christmas. Her collection is now live on prettylittlething.us.
SNOBETTE: You’ve described PLT drop No. 3 as “grown and chic.” What elements of the collection speak to that description the most?
SAWEETIE: “Everything. Whether it’s the puffer coat, the sleek bikini, the sweatsuit pants that are so chic because of the color tone. I feel like the mix and matching of everything complements each other, kind of like a mocha latte palette with a hint of forest green.
“I’m really excited! I feel like I can wear something from this collection every day of the week. Should it last the whole month, I will do that too.”
SNOBETTE: What did you learn from drops No. 1 and 2 that you applied to the current collection?
SAWEETIE: “I learned that I wanted to be able to wear something every day. And while the first drop was fun, I felt like I wasn’t able to go to a meeting in the collection, or I couldn’t go to dinner because the overall mood was summer daytime. I didn’t really have any night looks for the comfort collection. I made it to be cozy at home in quarantine.
“There were no night time looks, no meeting looks. So I wanted to create something that I can go to meetings in, something that I can go to dinner in. Because of lockdown, I’m pretty sure I won’t be able to do those things, lol. But I wanted something that you could wear literally anywhere, whether it’s night or day, and still be fly as hell.”
SNOBETTE: What about the collection, whether a color, a fabric, or a silhouette screams Saweetie?
SAWEETIE: I’m not trying to be corny, but everything is the answer, haha. Everything is some. I would say my favorite part of the collection is the puffer coat. I love a good puffer coat because I love to layer. I think that’s the cherry on top. I was one of those girls in college who didn’t buy jackets because I thought that was a waste of money. So my outfits were never complete, and I would hit the club, or I would go everywhere without a jacket. To me, the jacket is a great accent on the outfit.”
SNOBETTE: For someone who’s about to go on a first date at a nice restaurant, what ‘fit from the collection would you recommend?
SAWEETIE: “There is this brown, snicker-colored two-piece set (above), and it has a wide leg with a bustier top. But it sucks the stomach in, it pushes up the boobs. Since it sucks your stomach in, it makes the booty pop.
“I would definitely wear that set with a nice pointed, closed-toe shoe because it lets them know, like you working with something, but it’s still classy.”
SNOBETTE: We’re putting together our annual Snobette Sneaker Awards. What sneaker/s was heavy in rotation for you this year?
SAWEETIE: “My favorite is the Air Jordan 1. Those are some of the shoes that do my feet justice and make my outfit look cute. I have so many pairs, so I kind of lost count. They’re just so cute and sleek, and you can put them in any outfit. You can dress it up, or you can dress it down.
“The Melody Ehsani ones are my favorites. I wore them to the ground, lol. Quavo would say, ‘Girl, how many times are you going to wear them?’ The colors are cohesive, and they just compliment so many outfits.”
SNOBETTE: You would be a fantastic athletic brand ambassador. Has anyone come calling? Anything in the works you can tell us about?
SAWEETIE: “I don’t want to jinx myself, but a trendy brand needs women’s representation, so I’m being considered as the face of it. So wish me luck! Because I agree. I’m such an athletic woman. I work out. I love playing sports. I feel like I would fit perfectly, and I’m a fashion girl at the same time. So I would definitely bring fashion into the fitness world.”
SNOBETTE: Christmas is upon us! Do you plan on buying and decorating a tree? If yes, are there any themes?
SAWEETIE: “Oh my goodness, I have a gold tree that I’m going to put up. It’s all gold, with gold and pink ornaments, but it’s hella pretty. I love it when the seasons change because these adornments make your whole place so brand new. I’ll definitely be putting up some Christmas decorations.
“I already bought my gingerbread and cinnamon candles, so I’m definitely in the Christmas spirit.”
SNOBETTE: What’s on your wish list for Christmas 2020?
SAWEETIE: “A Bugatti. If I can pick a color, I think it will be chrome black. Something super sexy. I want to feel like that when I drive it.”
SNOBETTE: What have you learned about yourself and your creative flow during the pandemic?
SAWEETIE: “I have learned that I have only child syndrome and I flourish when I am at home by myself and I am loving it.”