- ELLE US
- March 2013
- Model: Taylor Swift
- Photographer: Carter Smith
- Stylist: Joe Zee
Since her split with the floppy haired One Direction boy bander, Harry Styles, Swift has been making some very sultry red carpet appearances. Slowly but surely the hemlines are creeping upwards and she is baring more and more cleavage. It would seem like she is finally starting to embrace her early twenties and tall thin frame and wear some garments that properly show it off and I could not be more thrilled for her.
Joe Zee has now taken her from sultry to stylish in her new editorial spread for the March 2013 issue of ELLE US. Styling her in the likes of Louis Vuitton, Proenza Schouler, Burberry, Saint Laurent and Oscar de la Renta. My two favourite looks were the all pink, ultra girlie Oscar de la Renta outfit and the Saint Laurent skinnies and beaded cape combo. I love seeing her in riskier choices, she is a beautiful girl and has a great shape and height to get away with a lot of really great looks. Here is hoping she takes some queues from Mr. Zee’s styling and keeps it up.
In the accompanying article Swift discusses her insecurity, ex-boyfriends, rumours and the on-going speculation of whom her songs are about.
On her insecurity:
“Middle school was what programmed me to be semi-insecure, like, all of the time. I didn’t fit in….I’d stand on the outside of the circle but I was never really in. That’s when I started to realize there’s this thing called rejection.”
On her ex-boyfriends:
“I don’t think I’ve ever yelled at an ex-boyfriend. Ever. I’m not a yeller. I’m not a fit thrower. If something is done, it’s done.”
"I’m sure if I looked up the latest Google Alerts rumor it would say I’m chasing somebody who doesn’t like me as much as I like him – people love that angle on me. They’re like "Oh Taylor, coming on too strong again, chasing boys. I never chase boys. They don’t like it!"
On the speculation of whom her songs are about:
“To me it’s just writing songs the way I always have. It’s me sitting on my bed feeling pain I didn’t understand, writing a song, and understanding it better. If people want to dissect the lyrics, that’s their right, but it’s all coming from the exact same place as where I started. It’s just something I do to feel better.”
Don’t forget to pick up the issue when it hits newsstands February 19th!