Lily Allen is here to upset the masses by singing her version of the truth, but she just so happens to look damn good doing it. The latest example is her newest cover of the March 2014 issue of ELLE UK.
In the publication’s biggest fashion issue of the year so far, David Vasiljevic shoots Lily in brand spanking new season looks by Miu Miu, Michael van der Ham and Roland Mouret. But no matter how many designers you swaddle her in, Lily Allen remains an unapologetic spit-fire who apparently has her bit to say about everything from feminism and motherhood, to Beyonce and the pressure on women to conform.
While the interview is sure to be a good one, all we have for now (or until the mag hits stands on January 30th) are these few tidbits from Lily’s interview.
On the pressure to be perfect:
“Of course I’d rather look like Kate Moss than look like myself,” she admits. “I wish I didn’t feel like that, and I think the reason we feel like that is because of the imagery we’re fed all the time. Women are still expected, in some weird way, to kind of… sit there and look pretty. And not talk.”
“I don’t want to be a famous person. But [with] the nature of the industry, when I have an album to promote, I do want to be famous. I want people to buy it! And I want them to go to my shows. That’s how it works. I think of myself as a product in that sense. But I don’t want that frenzy. I think it’s weird for children to grow up around that.”
On coming back to music after her threats to retire from the music industry:
“By the end, I was physically and mentally exhausted and really pissed off,” she said. “This was pre-phone hacking scandal, so those lines hadn’t been drawn. People just didn’t give a shit, and there weren’t any barriers. I did feel at that time that I wanted to leave and never come back. But I’m not the sort of person who can sit at home and look after [children] all day… there was a void. I’m a creative person, I like to speak my mind. Making music is the perfect vehicle for that.”
And can we just note how good this cover is one more time? Check out more from Lily Allen in the behind the scenes video from the shoot below, where you can also get at listen at her new single.
SOURCE: ELLE UK | PHOTO CREDIT: ELLE UK
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