Estelle hasn’t been doing too much in the way of music lately. Despite departing her record label and going independent and getting a role on a Cartoon Network show, the singer still needs to find a way to make money.
Launching the website for her newest business venture Swaray, Estelle introduced her collection of scarves which are made from luxurious silks and inspired by her world travels.
However, at $225 (£137.48), they aren’t exactly cheap – who does she think she is? Kanye? – but there must be a reason besides the quality fabric that makes them cost so much.
So here’s five reasons why it might be worth investing in one of Estelle’s costly creations:
1. She Needs The Money
As mentioned before, Estelle hasn’t had much going on in recent years. So let’s help out one of our own and line her pockets by making a purchase – it should keep her going for a few months.
2. We Need To Replace Lily Allen and Tulisa
Lily Allen went bust with her Lucy in Disguise shop and Tulisa’s Bank clothing collection… is it even still going? Basically, it’s Estelle’s turn to be the next British artist to make a mediocre fashion line which will probably disappear after a few months.
Everyone needs at least one go at being a part-time fashionista.
3. Expensive Weave Is So 2013
“My weave costs more than your outfit!” was the insult of choice in 2013. But it’s nearly 2014, who really cares? Bitch, the scarf I wear to bed equals that. Say something.
4. Estelle Might Actually Be The Next Kanye
We may not see it yet but there must be a reason why Estelle is charging so much for a bunch of scarves. If Kanye West can sell plain white t-shirts for $110 just because of who he is, then Estelle should be allowed to put a ridiculously high value on her stuff too.
Let’s not doubt her just yet, maybe no one is paying attention to her now but she could be a fashion icon in the making. Then we’ll all regret not buying scarves once they get bumped up to $1,500.
5. It Must Be Multi-Functional
At its slightly extortionate price, there has to be other things you can do with the Swaray scarves other than wear it on your head, around the neck, or flung across your shoulders.
It has to double up as a dress when I have nothing to wear, become a sleeping bag when I’m locked outside with nowhere to sleep and turn into a flying carpet when I haven’t got enough for the cab fare home.
Or maybe it’s one of those high-tech fashion gadgets you can wear with Google maps built in, a camera for selfies and a knot that ties with fingerprint detection so no one can rip it off your head and expose your undone ‘do in between hairdresser visits.
Is that too much to ask for?