Taylor Swift is just about everywhere these days. After selling one million copies of her latest album, 1989, social media couldn’t get enough of the buzz and now, she’s the latest cover star of ASOS magazine.
Aside from striking a supergirl pose on the cover, inside the mag “America’s Sweetheart” talks about everything from fashion, to avoiding the “crazy bitch” label, to love, of course – because if you’ve been through it, she probably has a hit song about it.
Check out some excerpts from the interview below.
On fashion and fads:
“I think that as much as you should be creative and experiment, there are certain things I know are fads and so I try to steer clear of most of the obvious ones. I play the tape of my life forward and don’t wear the things that my kids or grandkids will make fun of me for wearing – [adopts sarcastic voice] ‘Wow, cool, mom, cool cowboy boots that you were wearing constantly in 2006!'”
On dressing for girls, rather than boys:
“When I’m getting dressed, it’s always based on what my friends will think. They are my number one priority and the opinions of girls are more important to me at this point in my life. But depending on the city I’m in and depending on the time of day and what mood I’m in, my choices are ever changing. That’s what keeps fashion exciting. You’re always coming from a different place of inspiration.”
On love and heartbreak:
“Fixing your heartbreak by getting into another relationship is not the way to live your life – you need to live it on your terms for a while. Honestly, being in my twenties and only focusing on what I want, moving to New York because I wanted to, cutting my hair short because I wanted to, making all these decisions based on the direction I wanted to go has been the most liberating thing I’ve done in my life. You can have love all around you without being in love, and find romance in your everyday life without being in a romantic relationship. That can be just as fulfilling.”
On keeping her cool at work:
‘The easiest, best, most effective way to make someone listen to you is to speak in an even tone. A lot of people think if they’re shouting the loudest, they’ll be heard, but most people lose respect for you when you lose your cool. You have to maintain everyone’s respect, especially as a woman in a position of power. It’s terrible to be at that kind of disadvantage, where if you yell, people will talk about you behind your back much more than if you were a man. Because of those social injustices we face as women, you have to make sure that no one can call you a crazy bitch.”
After offering us gems on office etiquette, Swift ended the interview on a very merry note.
“A Christmas at my house is as cosy as possible. Last Christmas, my parents and my brother and I went to the beach in New England, and it was freezing cold and snowy, and I got the whole family these red plaid Christmas onesies with Santa hats. Romping around in these crazy onesies was the most childlike, throwback, nostalgia-filled Christmas.”
Christmas onesies and Santa hats? Just how we imagined Christmas at the Swift house.
PHOTO CREDIT & SOURCE: ASOS