Adele for OUT Magazine

Posted on May 19, 2011

The awesomely fabulous Adele gets the full-on gay treatment in Out magazine and she looks, well, awesomely fabulous.


OUT Magazine: “Adele: Lady Sings the Blues”
Photography by Perry Ogden
Styling by Gaelle Paul

“I always say I’m a singing lady, rather than a singer,” says Adele. “Singer is a big word for me. My interpretation of a singer is Etta James and Carole King and Aretha Franklin.”

“I’ve met people I admire, and people I don’t admire who are completely affected by their success, and I fucking hate them. There’s so many people who believe their own hype and treat people like shit, and if I was ever like that I would absolutely stop doing what I’m doing for a while and go and find myself again. I find it grotesque when people change because of it, but maybe it’s because they’re not as good at keeping in contact with the people who love them for a reason.”

“I don’t think I’ll ever forgive myself for not making my relationship with my ex on 21 work, because he’s the love of my life. Well, I would still be singing in the shower, of course, but yeah — my career, my friendships, my hobbies. I would have given up trying to be the best. He made me really weak, but at the same time really fucking fearless, so I managed to channel that. I don’t know if I’ll ever beat this album in terms of how people connect to it.”

“My music’s not stylized—it’s not sold by image, or by my sexuality, or aloofness, or anything like that. I think it would be really bizarre if I started doing gimmicks and stunts—it wouldn’t suit my music. I’ve got lots of friends who are artists and they love it. They’re, like, ‘I was born to perform,’ and I’m like, ‘Fuck off—no one’s born to perform.’ That’s like standing over there naked.”

LUV HUH. She’s got style, grace, and attitude and the major talent to back it up with the occasional fuck you. And we love that her personality comes through loud and clear in these pictures. You can slap a bunch of makeup on her and zhuzh up her hair and put her in expensive clothes, but she never seems to lose sight of herself, despite all the trappings of fame.

And it’s kind of refreshing to see a big girl celebrity who actually looks like a big girl. Whatever magic that is used to determine who gets to be famous often pushes larger-sized women who happen to have faces like models; that is to say, high cheekbones and swan-like necks. We love that she’s not just a gorgeous full-figured gal; she’s a gorgeous full-faced gal.

[Photo Credit: outmagazine.com]

    • Anonymous

      Fabulous voice; fabulous woman!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RK5MAF2VNT32ULNYFIXDANTEC4 Terence

       Love her, but thank GOD for the fourth photo.  That tells me loads more about who she is. :)

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RK5MAF2VNT32ULNYFIXDANTEC4 Terence

       Love her, but thank GOD for the fourth photo.  That tells me loads more about who she is. :)

    • Anonymous

      I just absolutely adore her. She looks gorgeous! 

    • Anonymous

      I just absolutely adore her. She looks gorgeous! 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

      Love the pic of her with the statue – very cute! 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

      Love the pic of her with the statue – very cute! 

    • Anonymous

       I completely agree with your comment about full figured gals who have model faces. Adele is beautiful both in appearance and voice. 

    • Anonymous

      As I was looking at these pics, I was thinking, “She probably wouldn’t be as pretty if she were skinny.” And then I got to your comments at the end, so, in other words, I totally agree. Her voice knocks me out, and I like what she has to say in this interview. Hope her career is a long and happy one.

    • Anonymous

      As I was looking at these pics, I was thinking, “She probably wouldn’t be as pretty if she were skinny.” And then I got to your comments at the end, so, in other words, I totally agree. Her voice knocks me out, and I like what she has to say in this interview. Hope her career is a long and happy one.

    • http://pleasewelcomeyourjudges.com/ Brian @ PWYJudges

      LOVE her! Listening to 21 right now!

    • http://pleasewelcomeyourjudges.com/ Brian @ PWYJudges

      LOVE her! Listening to 21 right now!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MGEHU4GXT3CO6DDRHMRKD7HCNE Verlette

      Her face matches her voice-both are gorgeous. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MGEHU4GXT3CO6DDRHMRKD7HCNE Verlette

      Her face matches her voice-both are gorgeous. 

    • Anonymous

      She is a beautiful woman, truly.  

    • Anonymous

      She is a beautiful woman, truly.  

    • aimee_parrott

      Absolutely love her.  She’s awesome.  The only thing I would fight her on is that she is a singer.  Not too many popular singers out there have her vocal ability.  You add that to her songwriting… and wow.  Just wow.

      I covet her hair, too.   

    • aimee_parrott

      Absolutely love her.  She’s awesome.  The only thing I would fight her on is that she is a singer.  Not too many popular singers out there have her vocal ability.  You add that to her songwriting… and wow.  Just wow.

      I covet her hair, too.   

    • http://profiles.google.com/ruthieoo Ruthie O

      It’s so wonderful to watch a someone rise to fame because she is talented and original. She is famous for her voice; I wish I could say that about more contemporary musicians! 

    • http://profiles.google.com/ruthieoo Ruthie O

      It’s so wonderful to watch a someone rise to fame because she is talented and original. She is famous for her voice; I wish I could say that about more contemporary musicians! 

    • Anonymous

      i adore her & i adore her music as well.  the photos are beautiful! 

    • Anonymous

      i adore her & i adore her music as well.  the photos are beautiful! 

    • Judy_J

      Beautiful.  Those eyes! 

    • Judy_J

      Beautiful.  Those eyes! 

    • Anonymous

      Love Adele for her voice, beauty, humor and honesty. I remember reading an interview a while back where she admitted to having stumbled into a singing career by accident while “researching” hairstyles on vintage album covers at a record store. She also admitted to having spent all of her first big money on Burberry clothes and accessories when she should’ve purchased a flat. Love her! 

    • Anonymous

      Love Adele for her voice, beauty, humor and honesty. I remember reading an interview a while back where she admitted to having stumbled into a singing career by accident while “researching” hairstyles on vintage album covers at a record store. She also admitted to having spent all of her first big money on Burberry clothes and accessories when she should’ve purchased a flat. Love her! 

    • Anonymous

       That first picture is STUNNING.

    • Anonymous

       That first picture is STUNNING.

    • Anonymous

      fabulous lady, beautiful editorial.

      could use a little editing, though; the ‘hand in front of her mouth’
      picture and the second penis picture could go, and the editorial would
      be stronger as a whole. 

    • Anonymous

      fabulous lady, beautiful editorial.

      could use a little editing, though; the ‘hand in front of her mouth’
      picture and the second penis picture could go, and the editorial would
      be stronger as a whole. 

    • Anonymous

       Her interviews are always so real and humorous,her voice is beyond and she looks gorgeous.

    • Anonymous

       Her interviews are always so real and humorous,her voice is beyond and she looks gorgeous.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1519929516 Kelly Dennis

      Love her! But every time I look at her she reminds me of someone, and I think I finally figured it out. Barbara Bouchet, who was an actress mainly in the 60′s. She was in Sweet Charity, Casino Royale, Star Trek, etc

      • Anonymous

        Look at some julianne Morre pics next to her.  Very similiar. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1519929516 Kelly Dennis

      Love her! But every time I look at her she reminds me of someone, and I think I finally figured it out. Barbara Bouchet, who was an actress mainly in the 60′s. She was in Sweet Charity, Casino Royale, Star Trek, etc

    • Ginger T

       Just when I think I can’t love her more than I already do…

    • Ginger T

       Just when I think I can’t love her more than I already do…

    • Anonymous

      Her hair!  So wonderful.  The face, her attitude, her style, her voice.  Wonderful.  I LOVE the pic with her looking up at the statue.  That’s a real expression to a dangly part…not that fake ‘oh my!’ face.

    • Anonymous

      Her hair!  So wonderful.  The face, her attitude, her style, her voice.  Wonderful.  I LOVE the pic with her looking up at the statue.  That’s a real expression to a dangly part…not that fake ‘oh my!’ face.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-Harris/729969026 Richard Harris

       You know what, the Beyonces and Rihannas of the world are indeed fierce women, and I love them, but for me this girl has a realness that gives her ferocity greater than any million dollar couture pose can offer.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-Harris/729969026 Richard Harris

       You know what, the Beyonces and Rihannas of the world are indeed fierce women, and I love them, but for me this girl has a realness that gives her ferocity greater than any million dollar couture pose can offer.

    • Anonymous

      I’m glad you posted all the pictures. I saw the first one in a blog elsewhere (but didn’t read the article – being the good TLo minion who prefers this as my first source of pop culture info :)).. but honestly thought, “Did Adele lose weight”? Because shot from that angle, she does NOT look like a full faced woman. She looks very glam but thinner. So relieved then to see her as she really and still is. I love love love the B&W pix, though. So many face(t)s of this great woman.

    • Anonymous

      I’m glad you posted all the pictures. I saw the first one in a blog elsewhere (but didn’t read the article – being the good TLo minion who prefers this as my first source of pop culture info :)).. but honestly thought, “Did Adele lose weight”? Because shot from that angle, she does NOT look like a full faced woman. She looks very glam but thinner. So relieved then to see her as she really and still is. I love love love the B&W pix, though. So many face(t)s of this great woman.

    • Anonymous

      I absolutely adore her for all of the reasons listed above. She seems beautiful from the inside out, not just on the outside, as she just radiates something gorgeous. Love love love Adele.

      (Although, as we’re roughly the same age, she makes me feel like a vast underachiever, but I’ll excuse her!!) 

    • Anonymous

      I absolutely adore her for all of the reasons listed above. She seems beautiful from the inside out, not just on the outside, as she just radiates something gorgeous. Love love love Adele.

      (Although, as we’re roughly the same age, she makes me feel like a vast underachiever, but I’ll excuse her!!) 

    • MilaXX

      I love her. She’s my girl crush. I think she is beautiful.

    • MilaXX

      I love her. She’s my girl crush. I think she is beautiful.

    • Vaniljekjeks

      I am not familiar with her music, but she is just drop-dead gorgeous!  

      • MilaXX

         You really should check out both her alums. Rolling in the Deep gets tons of play, but she’s much more than that. On her first cd, 19, I was surprised that such a young person had such a soulful voice.

    • Anonymous

      Fantastic!  I love her, her voice, her style.  She has a very distinct Julianne Moore vibe here.  I don’t think it’s just the hair color either.  I pulled up some JM pics and side by side, they could be sisters.  Not a bad thing at all, for either one of them! 

    • http://profiles.google.com/iamandyleigh Andrea Young

      Yay for a big, beautiful woman!  And yay that whoever the guy was got away.  Yes, she would have thrown away her life for a guy that thought more of himself than he did of her while she thought more of him than herself.  Better to have loved and lost.  Full stop.  Trust me, I’ve been there.  She and I and everyone else is better for it.

      Yay, Adele!  You go, girl!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3AJ237ND3GAHDQJZ4TLCO4WLRA Emily

      Wow.  I have never read anything about her before, love it!  She is gorgeous!

    • Anonymous

      She’s beautiful. I love her hair.  

    • http://profiles.google.com/cakewalkyarns Cakewalk Yarns

      I want to go wash my face & re-do my makeup like hers today.  I adore her!

    • Anonymous

      She has a beautiful voice and a beautiful face. And has a rocking style too. She reminds me of the early 60′s models ,like Jean Shrimpton. 

    • Anonymous

       All of my friends have been gasping over her, so I’ll have to break down and give her music a listen, although usually with that much hype I’m bound to be disappointed. She’s really gorgeous, but I don’t understand 3/4 of what the hell she said. 

      • http://twitter.com/marla_melendez marla melendez

        won’t be disappointed, trust me! 21 (album) rolling in the deep (of course), turning tables (!!) and the rest…go to itunes now!!

      • http://www.facebook.com/andreas.stahl Andreas Stahl
      • Anonymous

        This is one time the hype doesn’t overshadow the art.  She is an incredible talent. 

    • Anonymous

       Wow, she’s so pretty! Those pictures are amazing.

    • Anonymous

      Wow, these are fab! I do kinda wish that fewer of the photos had captured her mouth parted like it is in most of the photos. But she still looks amazing.

    • Anonymous

      AWESOME!!! 

    • Anonymous

      I’ve always loved her. Her music is amazing and she’s killing it here.

    • http://twitter.com/rmcgrudiva RL McGruder

       I am ALWAYS struck by how beautiful she is – AND she can BLOW!

    • Anonymous

       STUNNING. I need her gays to come style me tout de suite.

    • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

      &, hereupon, she has the best hairdresser in the world.

    • Anonymous

      I was just complaining to my sister that Adele is stunning but that you never, ever see her body in photoshoots. I don’t know how many shots I’ve seen of her beautifully made up, but only from the shoulders up. Gabourney Sidibe gets the same treatment. So thank you, Out, for taking the time to pick out some pretty clothes for the girl and zooming the camera out a bit. Her body is nothing to be afraid of – we can handle it! 

    • Margot Brose

      LUV. HUH. But I wish they would have had her smile in more than two pictures. Still, this is fab.

    • vmcdanie

      That new album (“21″) is fierce also. Everyone should purchase now. Great pix also. Agreed. Love her and love they didn’t photoshop her down a few sizes.

    • Anonymous

       She’s lovely and I love her. 

    • Anonymous

      Girl is gorge! I adore her style…the 60′s vibe really suits her, false eyelashes and all. Her music is fantastic too. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NMLK23QK6C7NMLMVVYA5POXKJY WhiteMage

      she needs a mad man cameo as joan’s younger sister. she has such a similar look. you go girl!

      • akprincess72

        My opinion only of course, but I think she outshines CH by a mile… 

    • Anonymous

      I love the giggly photo.

      She sounds interesting. She sounds real. But celebs don’t sound real, sometimes for a reason – you say things publicly and then regret it. Hope she doesn’t have to because I love her work and hope she escapes undamaged. 

    • http://www.manoneileen.com Manon Eileen

       I want to steal her hair and duct tape it to my own head. Sheesh.

      I think she looks absolutely gorgeous.

    • Lisa

       As a girl with some meat on her bones, I am absolutely proud to have such a gorgeous and talented woman as a role model!  Brava to her!

    • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

      Lovely singing lady.

    • Anonymous

      A great shoot, all the photos are fab.  I especially like the one of her at the piano.  I don’t know her music but I’ll give it a try after seeing this & reading the comments.

      Oh, and the cleft in her chin is PRICELESS.

    • akprincess72

       Beautiful woman with a powerful voice, j’adore…

    • Kirara Mondragon

       She kind of looks like Joan Holloway

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RQTK6BRFB27DFSYOAE5XYJUMGU Anna Merhan

      Fantastic photos, stunning. haha I love her attitude towards things, she can really back it up with the talent. Her album is AMAZING 

    • Anonymous

      a goddess 

    • Anonymous

      I dunno, her face isn’t full really. But she gorgeous anyway. 

    • Kate Grey

      Stand back, bitches. Adele is in the house.