Taylor Swift Talks Fashion, Nerves, Crime TV and BFFs With Teen Vogue Cover
Taylor Swift graces the Teen Vogue cover again, this time on the August 2011 issue, which is the mag's "Back to School" issue. Back to school? Didn't the kids just get out for summer like two weeks ago? Time flies, huh?
Nevertheless, the always stunning Swift sports her signature wild mane of unruly and romantic curls and her "come hither," tomato-red lips. It's her hallmark at this point. In the interview, Swift, 21, fesses up, talking about her onstage fashion faves, how she feels when performing, her favorite TV crime shows, and all of her BFFs.
"I get to wear it every night on tour at the end of the show when I'm singing 'Love Story.' It's long and sparkly (big surprise, right?) and a total princess dress," Swift said about her favorite tour ensemble. She admitted she does get nervous before hopping on stage, too, "but only if I'm not sure what the audience thinks of me, like at award shows. I never look down at the front row! My heroes watching = nerves." Oh Taylor, you are too cute.
Swift is an admitted fan of 'Law & Order: SVU' and 'Cops' to loving Detective Olivia Benson, played by Mariska Hargitay. "I sit in my apartment and watch hours of that show. So I sort of feel like me and Olivia are BFFs," she joked.
Fictional BFFs aside, Swift's real-life besties come from all walks of life and that's just how she likes it. "My friends all have different jobs — some I get to see at award shows, some I see when they're home from college, some are in my band! I'm so lucky to have so many people I love and trust," she revealed. When you are in a position like Swift, being rich, famous and young, having a circle of pals you can truly trust is that much more crucial and it appears that Swift has that.
In the accompanying video from the cover shoot, she talks about her love of fashion throughout history and how she likes to play with historical looks and update them for the now. She cites Jackie O and Grace Kelly as classic fashion icons and also references fellow country queens Shania Twain and Faith Hill, and Keith Urban's wife, fellow curly haired gal Nicole Kidman, for their senses of style.
Check out the Video From the Cover Shoot of Teen Vogue.