At 22-years-old Taylor Swift is certainly a woman now. The country singer looks absolutely gorgeous and grown up in her latest photo shoot for Vogue. The fashion magazine enlisted the “You Belong To Me” singer for their February 2012 issue. Shot by famed-photographer Mario Testino, Swift channels her inner boho chic rock star persona for the cover and accompanying photo spread in the publication.
Taylor can attribute her new sassy look to Fashion Director Tonne Goodman. He did a fantastic job of transitioning the superstar from country teen queen to an edgy pop star sprinkled with rock star flare. In my opinion, she looks like a modern day Stevie Nicks. Swift not only looks grown up but sounds it as well. For her interview, conducted by Jonathan Van Meter, she talks candidly about fame, red flags from potential suitors and heartbreak.
Speaking of which, she revealed she’s currently writing a song about a hard breakup that left her devastated. She’s notoriously written about John Mayer, Joe Jonas and Taylor Lautner in the past. Luckily for the latter, his song was flattering compared to the other two. Does this mean, this upcoming track is about Jake Gyllenhaal? The two dated briefly in 2010. Check out a few memorable quotes from her interview below along with more pictures snapped by Mario Testino.
“There’s just been this earth-shattering, not recent, but absolute crash-and-burn heartbreak, and that will turn out to be what the next album is about. The only way that I can feel better about myself – pull myself out of that awful pain of losing someone – is writing songs about it to get some sort of clarity.
“I fret about the future. What my next move should be. What the move after that should be. How I am going to sustain this. How do I evolve. I get so ahead of myself. I’m like, ‘What am I going to be doing at 30?’ But there’s no way to know that! So it’s this endless mind-boggling equation that you’ll never figure out. I overanalyze myself into being a big bag of worries.”
“I think who you are in school really sticks with you. I don’t ever feel like the cool kid at the party, ever. It’s like, Smile and be nice to everybody, because you were not invited to be here.”
“If someone doesn’t seem to want to get to know me as a person but instead seems to have kind of bought into the whole idea of me and he approves of my Wikipedia page? And falls in love based on zero hours spent with me? That’s maybe something to be aware of. That will fade fast. You can’t be in love with a Google search.”
To find out what Taylor is wearing or read the entire interview, head over to www.vogue.com.