Shontelle attended the 2012 Icons of Style gala hosted by Vanidades at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, last night on September 27th, 2012 in New York City. Pictures from the event have been added to the gallery and can be viewed by clicking on a thumbnail below:
Omer Bhatti, better known by his stage name O-Bee just released his new single “See The Light” which features Shontelle! The song is now available on iTunes! You can buy it by clicking here or by clicking on the banner above. Stay tuned for the music video, coming next week!
- Video Clip:
- O-Bee & Shontelle – See The Light [In studio]
Shontelle Attended the ‘Real Fashion, Real Women’ Runway Show Benefiting Bottomless Closet at the Empire Hotel on September 12, 2012 in New York City. She even performed and walked the runway as a model. The first pictures have been added to the gallery and can be viewed by clicking on a thumbnail below:
Darell from Sociallysuperlative.com caught up with Shontelle during Fashion’s Night Out last Thursday, to talk about her new line of boots with Cat Women, and future projects. Check out the interview below:
Darrel: Is this part of a larger plan?
Shontelle: It was a seed that got planted and it started growing. They later approached me about designing a few shoes and it just went from there, and now this is how Cat is reinventing themselves.
Darrel: How is this part of your reinvention?
Shontelle: Especially in the Pop genre, you have to stay relevant. For me this was an outlet for my fashion style with a company I trust. I always felt there was a way to do rugged boots that are sleek and sexy for today’s modern woman. I live in NYC and ain’t nobody trying to be walking in stilettos on cobble stone and brick in Soho. So I thought, how could I design boots for the Soho sheik downtown chic who is also a lady. This is fly to hit the club but you could go shopping in these, and at the same time your feet are not going to hurt. And if it starts raining, your pedicure will be safe.
Darrel: So on Fashion’s Night Out, I have to ask – who are you wearing?
Shontelle: These are my Cat boots, and a vintage Versace jacket, Herve Leger skirt, Hermes cuff, one of a kind Wendy Brandes ring, and a spiked bra top from a costume store. This little cross was a gift from my stylist, Arnold Milford. I have a thing for crosses, if you watch me carefully you’ll see there’s always a cross on my somewhere, so he just saw it somewhere and knew I would love it and gave it to me as a gift. Now it’s become a piece I never take off.
Darrel: What’s the next step for you musically?
Shontelle: Music has always been a blessing for me since “Impossible,” then co-writing on Rihanna’s Loud album, so many doors have been opening from touring to branding and endorsement opportunities.
Darrel: Is this the beginning of Shontelle’s take-over of the world of fashion of style?
Shontelle: Yeah, I think so! But I’m still dedicated to my music projects. I’m currently working with Eve and Estelle (that’s my baby!). I can’t even say the others I’m working with, as I’m sworn to secrecy. In the meantime, I’ll be touring the world promoting these boots.
Darrel: Any special message to the readers of Socially Superlative?
Shontelle: My message to the people is, I feel like I’m a little island girl from a tiny little rock who not very long ago no one knew about. You have to be bold in life and if you feel a passion for something, don’t just go for it – attack it. Be open-minded, ask a lot of questions but know nothing is impossible!
Darrel: Any style advice?
Shontelle: Always feel comfortable. And don’t lock yourself into trends. When you’re comfortable you’re confident and with confidence you can attack the impossible and win!
The night continued with four models posing around the room wearing Shontelle’s boots, and a guest lists of fans and buyers alike, all raising their glasses to the singer turned shoe designer. I guess nothing truly is impossible.
Shontelle performed at a Fashion’s Night Out event at Harney & Son’s Soho on September 6th, 2012 in New York City, to celebrate the debut of her new shoe line with CAT Footwear. Pictures from the night and a short video from her performance are available below. Shontelle’s boots are available on www.catfootwear.com. Enter promo code SHONTELLEFNO at check out and get 20% Off! (Us Only – Offer expire 9/13/12)
Talking with Grammy Nominated Singer/Songwriter Shontelle-By Tifini Lewis – Fuzion Magazine
” It’s Fashion Night Out, the official start of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Fall 2012. I had the opportunity to catch a few moments with Shontelle, singer of such hits as “Impossible”, “T-Shirt”, and “Perfect Nightmare”. She’s also a hit songwriter for the likes of Rihanna, Estelle and Eve. Right before she debuted her brand new Fall/Winter CAT Footwear collection at Harney & Son’s Soho, we sat down and chopped it up about her upcoming projects and plans for the future. I reached for her hand to shake, but she reached out to me and hugged me. She said that “that’s how we greet people around here”. I was much obliged, and already felt good about this wonderfully human superstar.
Tifini: I know you‘ve been busy since your latest album No Gravity, how has life been for you since its release?
Shontelle: It’s been crazy, but in a good way! I’ve been working on my third album which is scheduled to release next year. I’ve been touring, constantly writing, and now expanding to fashion with my new boot line with CAT.
Tifini: How did you come to having your own boot line?
Shontelle: I was finishing up a webisode series, and the producer approached me about fashion endorsements. I had been named an “Earth Mover” by CAT for their Earth Mover Campaign, so it seemed like a natural progression. CAT wanted to brand more in to fashion, so we began to collaborate.
Tifini: It seems almost like you cannot be a musical artist without having some sort of fusion with the fashion industry…
Shontelle: That’s right. There’s an expectation to brand yourself in all arenas, especially merging fashion with music. Since I am known as a “Pop Artist”, that is an important element I cannot leave out. It’s about maximizing your potential.
Tifini: Well, I saw the collection, and I can tell you right off, my favorite boot is the Shontelle X-treme in Dark Teal. I can see them with so many outfits, which one is yours?
Shontelle: Definitely the same one! I get so many compliments every time I wear them. When I am asked about them, I am a little shy to tell them that they are actually my own boots. They go great with a dress, or some pants. They are really fashion forward.