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Get ready, because next week your favorite Brooklyn GIRLS will be back in town—or on your television. But before then, Lena Dunham takes center stage on ELLE magazine.

Despite being a writer-slash-director-slash-star on the hit HBO series, at 28 years old, Lena is anything but a girl anymore, a notion made loud and clear with her cover story. The past few years have brought along a few growing pains, though, especially with her tendency to not shy away from tough topics, like in her much-discussed memoir.

Lena’s spread takes her out of her usual hipster garb, trading it in for Dolce & Gabbana, Saint Laurent, and Christian Louboutin looks that are as edgy as her ‘do and deeply rimmed eyes.

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She opens up about using her celebrity status for good, saying:

“I realized early on that I was not going to be able to have a comfortable relationship with celebrity if I didn’t feel like I was using it to talk about things that were important to me. It was always going to make me feel gross, for lack of a better word. I was like, ‘Oh, this attention is something I’m going to figure out how to use in a way that feels productive, healthy, and smart. And not just like as an excuse to collect handbags.’ Although,” she pauses, “I love handbags.”

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Sounds to us like she’s our type of girl. Er, woman. For more, grab a copy of the “Women in TV” issue on January 13 after the season four premiere of GIRLS January 11.

PHOTO CREDIT & SOURCE: ELLE

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