There's loads to like about actress, singer, and songwriter Cynthia Erivo (severely, simply that resume alone!), however one factor that's means up there on the listing? The quantity of enjoyable she has with trend. Over the previous few months, as we've slowly pushed ourselves to revisit objects like bras and denims, the multi-hyphenate has actually introduced her A-game to each purple carpet, whether or not it's stepping out in vibrant inexperienced attire or elaborate sequin designs. Her stylist, Jason Bolden, at all times goals up essentially the most gorgeous appears for the star — and, in fact, he's to credit score for her whimsical Billboard Music Awards ensemble, which included ruffles, polka-dots, and glowing jewellery.

With so gorgeousness to absorb, we knew we would have liked to know extra. What was the inspiration behind this look? Was there tiny particulars we may be lacking at first look? In fact, Bolden was comfortable to present InStyle the news — together with the particular, secret ruby that was included in Erivo's equipment.

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What was the inspiration behind Cynthia’s look?

"I wished carry full on glamour again with a celebration really feel to it. Cynthia embraces the flamboyance, the enjoyable, and the unbelievable dance occasion vibe."

Had been there sure options you wished to focus on with this look?

"We wished it to be about quantity, leg, and drop useless jewellery. The gown is a customized Carolina Herrera, having enjoyable with polka dots. Carolina has polka dot heritage and nobody does it higher. I wished to make an announcement {that a} petite lady can put on quantity and put on no matter your coronary heart needs."

Are there particular particulars you wish to level out that we would miss?

"The gown was a daring selection, however we additionally wish to speak concerning the Christian Louboutin footwear. The 'Stroll in a Mile in My Footwear' Assortment was created in partnership by Louboutin and Idris Elba's spouse Sabrina. 100% of the proceeds with assist 5 grassroots organizations working to construct higher fairness in communities of colour the world over. Cynthia is the primary particular person to ever put on the Assortment."

Jason Bolden Talks Cynthia Erivo's Billboard Awards Dress Jason Bolden Talks Cynthia Erivo's Billboard Awards Costume Credit score: Todd Williamson/Getty Pictures

Inform us concerning the jewellery and why you selected these items.

"The jewellery is all by Roberto Coin. I wished one thing daring to finish the look but in addition really feel very basic. Anytime I consider basic jewellery, I consider Roberto Coin. I really like the jewellery as a result of every bit has a hidden ruby and a hidden which means. I really feel it’s typically a secret solely myself and the expertise know, however Roberto Coin places a hidden ruby in every bit so it touches the lady's pores and skin. By doing this, it brings her peace, prosperity and happiness. How are you going to go unsuitable with that? That ruby represents the hidden fireplace in all my expertise and particularly Cynthia."

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Cynthia at all times appears so nice. Does she take pleasure in experimenting with type? What’s the planning course of sometimes like?

"I really like work with Cynthia as a result of it is extremely collaborative and he or she is fearless. We have now these grasp thoughts conversations after which our concepts are in a position to come to fruition. Cynthia is uncommon in that she permits the Artwork of Style to be the ART."

What most excites you concerning the return to a extra regular purple carpet?

"My favourite half is seeing the completed product. I can not wait to the pictures to publish – that’s the most fun half to me. That second once they hit the purple carpet and so they simply shine. I feel tonight I’m going to really feel nostalgic as a result of we’ve been ready for that Pink Carpet brilliance to return again."

Jason Bolden Talks Cynthia Erivo's Billboard Awards Dress Jason Bolden Talks Cynthia Erivo's Billboard Awards Costume Credit score: Todd Williamson/Getty Pictures

Do you are feeling like outrageous and assertion trend goes to have a resurgence this summer time?

"God, I hope so. I need trend to be as daring as it may be, and wish folks to fantasize about trend and trend be a spot of fantasy."