Taylor Swift for Glamour Magazine

Posted on October 02, 2012

We sort of feel like we’ve gone past our bitch quotient for the day…


Sequined tank, Burberry London; skirt, belt, Dior; diamond bracelet, Tiffany & Co.

Taylor Swift covers the November 2012 issue of Glamour magazine photographed by Ellen von Unwerth.

Top, skirt, Marc Jacobs; pink sapphire earrings, Fred Leighton; gloves, L’Wren Scott; belt, heels, Kate Spade New York; blue satchel, Mark Cross.

Dress, Jill Stuart; pearl and diamond necklaces, Fred Leighton.

Dress, Erin by Erin Fetherston; vintage belt; satchel, Mark Cross; pumps, Casadei.


So you guys are going to have to do it. Because one look at that cover shot and we are FILLED WITH IMPOTENT RAGE.

Okay, maybe just mild annoyance, but still. The girl just works our last gay nerve and that’s no lie.

[Photo Credit: Ellen von Unwerth for glamour.com]

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  • http://twitter.com/uyeahu Michelle Wilson

    Everything about this bitch screams fake ass diva. I’m so over her.

    • Carla_Charlton

      Really agree.  That being said, I really like the Marc Jacobs top and skirt on her.

      • j_anson

        Yeah, I loathe the girl, but that red and gold and white on her are visually stunning, even if everything about her presentation screams fake.

    • http://twitter.com/grooxcore Marie Ee

      I disagree. I think she is way too overindulgent in her princess fantasy, but she appears to be a sweet, genuine person in interviews. Regardless of whether I like her or not, I think this and most of the comments are a bit much. It’s perfectly fine to have your celebrity hate list (and I certainly do) but they seem personally directed at her far more than the outfits. Calling her a “bitch” just feels uncalled for.

  • ConnieBV

    I don’t get it. She’s pretty, it’s pretty, wevs. Sure she gives Barbievapidface, but she’s a Barbie. Are you being extra bitchy because it’s Bullying Awareness Month or whatever?

    • favorthebold

      I never got Taylor Swift hate either, but then I don’t have a TV so I don’t get overexposed on people. All I can think of her is that she’s a cutie. And if her songs are a bit trite, well, she’s young.

    • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

      Well, we’re even. We don’t “get” people who pretend that it’s somehow unheard of to be annoyed by a celebrity or that it’s somehow unusual for us to be bitchy. Do you love every single celebrity unequivocally or do some just get on your nerves for no reason?

      And boy oh boy, NOTHING pisses us off than comparing what we do here to bullying. You are doing all those kids whose lives are sheer hell and who sometimes find themselves driven to taking their own lives because of their feelings of worthlessness a HUGE disservice; offensively so. Taylor Swift is not crying herself to sleep tonight because we said we can’t stand her and she sure as hell isn’t going to try to take her own life because of it.

      • ConnieBV

        First of all I was more addressing the comments than you directly. It seemed like today especially the comments (and yes, some of the posts) were bordering on mean. Of course people in the public eye come off as ridiculous, and of course it’s funny or I wouldn’t read the site, but I think it’s disingenuous to say it’s alien to bullying. Many people hurt themselves for many reasons that make them feel ostracized. It’s a line that be easily crossed and if I point it out it’s because it’s worth thinking about how espousing a mean attitude (as opposed to a teasing one, which is what I usually see) can foster the same sort of feelings of worthlessness that DO cause people to feel terrible about themselves. If you don’t agree, then of course it’s your site and it’s your perogative.

        • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

           Nope. It’s still a highly offensive comparison to us. We’re not being “disingenuous” about it at all.

          • http://www.facebook.com/josefranciscobejarano Jose Bejarano

            Didn’t you say that you have over six million readers a month? That’s a pretty decent sized platform to irrationally hate someone. I don’t think it’s just that you guys irrationally hate someone like Taylor Swift, it’s more that you inspire the masses to do the same. Your readers’ comments tend to be a lot more shitty than yours.

          • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

            Pure nonsense. Our readers have minds of their own – which you can see by the many posts defending her or disagreeing with us about disliking her.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZBFH32YG44LIIZYLSQPMBXMYCU Sarah

            In fact, without diminishing in any way the powerful and damaging effects of bullying (which are in no way at play here) I would posit that if this world (particularly the freedom of speech loving USA) becomes a place where people can’t express their opinions, no matter who agrees or disagrees with them, it would be less of the place I want to live. And that’s saying plenty, because I disagree with a LOT of things, but they don’t keep me up at night. Adults, no matter how young, should be expected to have a certain amount of fortitude. That’s part of what “adult” means.

          • FourPointOhMyGracious

            I think that given the fact that Taylor Swift is one of the worst kinds of bullies, the kind that hides behind an oh gosh peaches and cream exterior, that calling TLo bullies for critiquing her fashion is a bit rich. She has used gay as an insult IN A SONG and repeatedly deploys the virgin and Mary Magdalene comparison. All of her songs are slut shaming and do nothing to help young women empower themselves. She is self serving and I have no idea why anyone would attach themselves to her since she clearly in incapable of being mature about breakups.

          • Hetha Innis

            She has used gay as an insult in a song? You made incredibly good points here, holy shit. 

          • Erin Herndobler
          • Laylalola

            I want to thank you for your comment — I’ve never understood why so many people defend Taylor Swift as though she’s always under attack and isn’t the one putting out some of the nastiest, mean-spirited very public attacks against people she doesn’t like out there. 

          • http://twitter.com/grooxcore Marie Ee

            Disagree that it was an insult. If it were, she’d have been too scared to use it. Just means that she’s taking revenge on him by preventing him from going out with other girls. 

            Also, I get really irritated when people do the virgin and Mary magdalene thing with Taylor. It’s a gross oversimplification of who she is and how she feels about so-called sluts. She’s friends with a whole bunch of allegedly ‘slutty’ people like Miley Cyrus. She only gets angry at ‘sluts’ when they’re trying to use sex to get actor roles/stealing her boyfriend/controlling the guy she likes while the girl cheats on him. If you’ve ever seen her in concert she definitely embraces being sexy, and certainly doesn’t pretend to be wholly virginal. 

            Yes, her songs are not always empowering, and can have a slant of ‘waiting for a guy to make the move’, which annoys me as much as the next person, but I don’t think you can generalise that to being a disingenuous bully.

            Regardless, I think a lot of these comments tend towards the mean-spirited, more so than the comments on other articles, about who she is and not about her clothes, which bothers me that I even have to defend her here. I’m even fine with people not liking her, but you don’t need to go around calling her a ‘bitch’ as some people here have been. 

          • FourPointOhMyGracious

            So being friends with “sluts” means she can’t be a slut shamer? Just like being friends a black man means you can’t be a racist, right?

            Her breakup songs are one sided from the point of view of a scorned woman. Her alleging that someone used to sex to steal her boyfriend is not Gospel. My comments are mostly regarding “You Belong With Me” which use short skirts, high heels, and being a cheerleader as reasons why the boy shouldn’t be with his girlfriend and with Taylor instead.

            And what the hell does it matter to Taylor how someone gets their roles? She’s worth millions upon millions of dollars. There are hundreds of more talented singers who deserve their success as much as she does and haven’t been lucky enough to get their foot in the door.

        • AthenaJ

          Sorry, but I just have to say – as someone who was bullied for many years, there is a world of difference between poking fun or stating annoyance at celebrities on a website (which most of them have no clue about anyway), and the living hell that kids who are ‘different’ get put through by their peers on a daily basis. Commenting on how a star markets herself on a magazine cover and a defenseless teenager getting mercilessly tormented and shoved around on a bus are not even in the same league. Celebrities are about selling their product, which is themselves… as in any marketing campaign, you’re going to have good and bad feedback. In fact, TLo’s site and the comments their fans make are pretty gentle in comparison to a lot of sites out there where celebrities’ bodies and personal lives are scrutinized and (figuratively) shredded to bits. For as many self-admitted bitchy comments they make, TLo and the BK’s also give credit where it’s due and celebrate WERQs in all forms. You are definitely entitled to your opinion, but I agree with TLo that casually throwing around the word ‘bully’ does a great disservice to those who have to deal with actual, life-altering bullying.

          • oohsparkley!

            We don’t know that T. Swift isn’t a loyal reader and fan of Tlo’s website.  That might be a stretch since they have gone on record with their dislike. But I do sometimes get a little uncomfortable with all the hater comments, not just about T. Swift but many others.  I’m fine with teasing, snarking, criticizing the outfits, but not the hate or personal criticisms.  Even people who claim to have first hand knowledge of someone’s personality, might have just run into someone on a bad day. Celebrities have feelings too and it probably contributes to self esteem issues and body image issues.

      • asmith

        WHY the bad opinion?   Just curious, not bullying.  Gossip/culture sites frequently create/reach a consensus that a celebrity is bad for some reason but no one is able to articulate why or, as here, everyone has their own version. 

        • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

           She just gets on our nerves. Nothing deeper than that.

          • Nelliebelle1197

             Can I analyze why she gets on your nerves, please? D’ya think it is because she is ANNOYING? I think she is probably a somewhat talented popstar who rather than seeing herself as a somewhat talented popstar and embracing it, sees throwing every bad date she has ever had into a song as musically significant as Dylan’s lyrics or Keith Richards’ guitar work. She is the girl in poetry class who thinks she is Adrienne Rich when she is really Rod McClure.  That is why she is annoying.

          • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

            We’d rather analyze why people are getting so ridiculously bent out of shape over “She gets on our last gay nerve” as if we’d advocated violence against her or something. If we’d made these exact same comments about Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, or Justin Bieber, no one would bat an eye. What the hell makes Taylor Swift so precious and fragile?

          • Nelliebelle1197

            Beats me. And I don’t know how what you guys are doing on this blog and how our comments can be equated with bullying. Mysteries.

          • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

             You don’t know what TLo are doing on Tlo’s blog?

          • Nelliebelle1197

            Please refer to the bullying comment at the end of my statement

    • ecallaw1977

       Gez, I’m against bullying too, but can’t people say anything anymore?  Fuck that.

  • emily mcginnis

    the only decent image is the one where she isn’t looking at the camera. the rest are horrendous. 

  • Paigealicious

    Bored. She needs to find a new lipcolor.

  • http://twitter.com/tangodiva Tanya Wade

    Okay. She looks like a made up possum. How’s that? LOATHE.

    • MelVT

      I disagree.  I’ve always found her more weasel-like.

  • DinaSews

    I don’t have any gay nerves but if I did, she would work those too.  Can’t stand her wide eyed innocence.  A living, breathing Disney Princess.

    • StellaZafella

       Except Disney Princesses don’t bitch slap their string of exes in their next song release.

      • Snailstsichr

         And don’t date boys who are still in high school. I realize he is 18, but it still creeps me out.

        • Jecca2244

           That whole situation is so, so odd. almost like he is being taken advantage of so soon after his mother’s death.

      • http://twitter.com/carnivaltenten Ten Ten

        In fact, Disney Princesses only end up with one boyfriend.

        I despise the fact that she loftily wades in between wide-eyed teenaged pubescence and hardcore adulthood. I’m not buying into the innocence, and it is VERY irritating. And by the way, whomever compared TLo’s blogpost to Bullying Awareness Month is totally ridiculous and devoid of logic. Sorry.I know it’s not that kind of post, but it’s an OUT for me -_-

  • antheapena

    It’s Samey-Same Town. That bloody hair, the doe eyes, red lips, hasn’t her audience matured out of her high school lyrics yet? Don’t wish her ill, just needs a change & maybe go away for a while

    • http://profiles.google.com/ameliaheartsu Amelia Logan

      There are always more high schoolers, people keep having babies. I just can’t believe at 20 whatever years old she hasn’t aged out of high school lyrics.

  • tereliz

    It’s the “Why look! I’m on a magazine cover! Whee!” that gets me. She just looks more and more plastic every time she’s in a magazine. I don’t listen to her music, but if she writes it herself (does she? I really have no idea), I guess she’s a good role model for young girls? I just wish she wasn’t so Disney Princess perfect all the time, though. 

    • RebeccaKW

       She writes a lot of it herself.  I do not know if she has never used a song from someone else, but she does write the majority.

    • Laylalola

      She certainly behaves more like a Disney stepsister or villain than princess, what with all that backstabbing and trashing of basically all of her exes and any girl she mentions in song.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001784806179 Kelly Nicole

      I don’t necessarily agree that she’s a good role model for young girls. I think we’re past the point, as a society, where wide-eyed virginal innocence is something to aspire to. Wait until you’re ready, respect yourself, yes OF COURSE; but the way she wears her little lamb act like a badge of honour just…feels somehow backwards to me. It’s hard to explain.
      Also, every one of her songs sounds like overly romanticised drivel to me, and I don’t think mooning over how real and epic your teenage romance was is any more admirable than 90% of the songs on the radio.

  • lrhg

    I actually quite like the last shot.

    The cover, I agree, works my last damn nerve. I think it’s mostly the placement of the hands. Way too precocious. If her hands arms were behind her back with her leaning back on them slightly I think I could deal. As it is right now, she looks like a Disney who is just *so* surprised, which in turn makes me want to smack her. 

  • http://heartprintandstyle.blogspot.com Vivi N

    I like Taylor and I like her music. *ducks from incoming tomatoes*

    I do see, however, why she rubs people the wrong way. Especially the whole, “Lil’ ol’ me won an award, again? How can it be so?” *eyes widen* *mouth agape* *places both hands on her cheeks* I get the annoyance. lolol. Whenever she does that whole spiel, I laugh. A little part of me hopes that she’s in on the joke. lolol. 

    Anywho, I don’t like this editorial save for the 3rd and last photo.

    • EditKitten

      Totally with you on all of that. I find myself in love with “We Are Never Ever Ever (How Many Whatever-Evers) Getting Back Together.” It’s so fun. The rest of her … dude, smoke a bong and make sure someone gets a picture of you doing it, Taylor.

      • kimmeister

        I can’t tolerate more than about 8 seconds of that song!  I know she’s only 22, but that song is so juvenile it sounds like a 15-year old should be singing it.

        • AR16

           Hee, that’s one of the songs my 11 year-old niece downloaded onto my iphone.  (I asked her to pick five songs.)  It’s very juvenile but I also totally enjoy it.

        • http://heartprintandstyle.blogspot.com Vivi N

          I lovelovelove that song! But I do agree that it’s a bit juvenile. But that’s the music these days. Carly Rae with that “Call Me, Maybe” song and she’s damn near 27. That blew me away. Katy Perry is another one that sings juvenile songs when she’s 25+.

        • EditKitten

          Well, OK, don’t listen to it, I guess?

          • http://twitter.com/MajorBedhead MajorBedhead

             It’s hard to avoid if you turn on the radio at all. Or have children. It gets stuck in your head and you find yourself singing it as you’re loading the dishwasher or doing laundry. Or so I’ve been told. *ahem*

          • formerlyAnon

            Yeah, that “Call Me Maybe” song is imprinted on me like baby ducks on their mama. And was before I even knew who sang it.

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

       I like some of her music, but the “OMG, I’m just a girl from Pennsyltuckey who likes to sing about my life” does grate.

    • RebeccaKW

       Yes, the first 2 or 3 times, okay, I can understand the wide-eyed disbelief look.  Even now, if she was just so overcome with emotion, like “I can’t believe how great this is, you guys still love me,” whatever.  But to still be doing that pageant-win pose is not winning anyone over.  Disingenuous.

    • StellaZafella

       If she’s not in on the joke she’ll grow up to be Edina Monsoon…sweetie, dahling!

      • Delaney Davis

         But… then we have to like her again!

    • http://profiles.google.com/ameliaheartsu Amelia Logan

      Maybe she’s in on the joke. Maybe she thinks her music is mediocre only produced because it is so marketable and sellable to teens thus is legitimately surprised to be awarded.

  • http://aldonsusi.blogspot.com/ Susi R

    I want to not like her, but I find her songs get stuck inside my head too often and she can sing, unlike others!

    • gabbilevy

      …that’s not good singing.

      • RebeccaKW

         Yea, if you hear her live…man.  I mean, it’s better than me, but that’s not saying much.  I know not everyone can have Ann Wilson’s vocal strength, but geez.

      • http://aldonsusi.blogspot.com/ Susi R

        Compare her LIVE to other artists like Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus, etc. She’s no Christina Aguilera, but she can sing.

        • gabbilevy

          That seems like damning with faint praise. Miley is, so far as I can tell, indefensible, but at least Britney brought mad dancing skills to her shows. If someone is going to make millions as a performer, I want them to have the talent to back it up, not just a marketable image. Taylor’s biggest sin, to me, is that her voice is not just weak but BLAND. Just MHO.

          • TieDye64

            Agreed. Mild, bland talent.

        • lbl

          Eh, from what I’ve seen I think I’d say Miley is on the same level when she’s not trying to move and sing at the same time.

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

        I listen to our local alt-rock station (Decembrists, Mumford and Son, Pixies, etc.) and one day there was a song on that I didn’t recognize. Female vocalist, decent if somewhat warbling voice, totally trite otherwise. The DJ came on and announced “and that was Taylor Swift….” He sounded apologetic.

  • FashionShowAtLunch

    That cover is a hot mess, even aside from that ridiculous photograph.  The font size and color is all over the place, and the layout is way too busy. 

    Which just makes her bullshit “I’m accidentally fabulous” face all the more insufferable.

    • Little_Olive

      Just what I wanted to say. 

      Especially when you go inside the magazine and get through (having read it) it in 6 minutes. 

  • VicksieDo

    I hate that cover more than I could ever say.  She annoys me to the core.  VAPID, CAN’T SING, PRETENDS TO BE ALL VIRGINAL!!!  Gah, she’s got me on capslock…

    • http://twitter.com/mktp michael tanner

      THIS, i would have used, annoys the hellout of me, but THIS

  • asmith

    Not getting the frenzy of rage at all.

  • iheartbuffy

    I just hear some horrible exaggerated southern accent coming out of her mouth– “wahhhh—hy— yeeeeeeesssssssssss”. And w00t drag hair. BAD drag hair. and drag brows– I am speaking to the cover here. I’m cool with the rest of it.

    • Little_Olive

      Yes! Her brows!! 

      Actually the way they always play to her impossibly tight eyes annoys the sh*it out of me.  

  • ChiliP

    She doesn’t bother me, but anyone who dated John Mayer can’t be *that* sweet and innocent.

    • RebeccaKW

       Haha, maybe on the first date, but not on the 2nd.

  • alyce1213

    I have neither irrational hatred nor mild annoyance.  It is what it is — a semi-cheesy Glamour spread.  Actually, she looks great in Marc Jacobs and the last shot of her is spectacular.

    I’ll take her any day over the Mileys and Vanessas.

  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    This chick is just one ginormous blonde Tressy Doll yawn.

  • In_Stitches

    She just said that she felt it was presumptuous and self centered for John Mayer to assume her song, “Dear John”, which was released months after their fling, was about him.  You didn’t write “You’re so Vain” Taylor, the great Carly Simon did.  You wrote a song months after a very public relationship, about a relationship, and used the name of the very man you had just been with.  It’s not presumptuous for him to assume the song is about him-YOU IDENTIFIED HIM, BY NAME.  This whole, bear my heart, woe is me, the victim, act is getting a little old, princess.  God, I really do not like her…

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  • http://twitter.com/ashleynalvarez Ashley Alvarez

    You know what it is for me? The median age of the Glamour  demographic is at least 10 years older than Taylor. Why would they want to read about a pop star whose own median demographic is even younger??? Put a woman who acts like a woman on the cover!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/KBNJ6GJTXYEE6BON3WGK6KEGT4 Elizabeth

      I agree about the Glamour reading demographic, however, I just read that Glamour readers just voted Rob Pattinson as the sexiest man, which made me laugh and almost barf at the same time (disturbing). Maybe it’s the Twi-Moms voting? WTF Or maybe Glamour readers are skewing younger? Or maybe I’m just getting too damn old?

      • RebeccaKW

         I think a lot of young girls read Glamour (I did) and 15 year-olds have a lot more time and energy to vote for something like sexiest man than a 25 year old working woman, with bills and laundry.

        • Scarlet39

          I remember reading Glamour as a teen.   {sigh} those were the days when the likes of Paulina Porizkova and Renee Simonsen graced the cover.

  • Rebecca Jay

    There is ALWAYS enough bitch quotient left for this off-key-singing, no-sense-making-lyrics, prattling-in-real-life twit.

  • RebeccaKW

    The first 2 pics look nothing like her.  What did they do to her face?  It’s so different, I can’t even figure out WHAT’s different.  The last shot doesn’t really resemble her, either, but not nearly as crazy-different as the first 2.

    • snarkykitten

       she had a face lift by Adobe

    • miagain

      I think it’s her eyes… they popped ’em open.  

      • RebeccaKW

         Maybe her nose, too?  It always seemed more of a button nose, and it’s much more prominent here. 

  • hughman

    I would like this more if she was on a bus as Ratso in “Midnight Cowboy”. 

  • Rand Ortega

    Another graduate of the Beyonce School of  Polished, Shellacked, Manufactured Performers.
    Does Taylor have a funky cool little sister we can focus on instead?

  • j_anson

    Taylor: Stuff She Only Tells Her Girlfriends, and the entire world via Glamour.

    I tend to assume lifestyle magazines are pretty interchangeable, but I gotta say, I picked up a Glamour at the gym the other day and it was an amazingly awful mix of Vogue’s contempt for the unpriviledged with Cosmo’s fundamental lack of substance. Yuck.

    So really it’s a perfect pairing for Taylor.

  • http://twitter.com/starrika Ali

    I can’t help it, she’s on my irrational like list. By all accounts, she should grate, but I can’t help liking her. It’s like the inverse of what I feel for Christina Aguilera.

  • iCouture

    Since when did we start dissing the shit out of someone for how they are portayed, how they sing, who they date, etc….
    This “should be” about the clothes, makeup, modeling potential, etc…..Some of you just cant help but bitch the shit out of someone! Yikes.

    • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

      iCouture on Justine Bieber: “God, he is a douche!”

      iCouture on Kevin McHale: “He thinks he is wayyy cuter than he is, sorry bud…:

      iCouture on Lea Michele: “I want to punch Lea in those damn pursed lips.”

      iCouture on Chloe Sevigny: “This girl is a f*cking trainwreck.”

      iCouture on Annasophia Robb playing Carrie Bradshaw: “Carries face never has and never will look that bloated. ”

      iCouture on Solange Knowles: “Oh poor thing, living in the shadows. Its nice she was allowed out of the basement for an event.”

      iCouture on Corey Monteith: “Corey Monteith- Douche. Always looks like he is leaving a bar after a few drinks and a long day at the office”

      iCouture on George Clooney: “The only thing that Clooney oozes is doucheappeal. Cannot.stand.him.”

      iCouture on Khloe Kardashian: “Who let this gorilla out of its cage????!!!….”

      iCouture on Jessica Alba: “I hate MiserAlba.”

      iCouture on Blake Lively: “Why is this bore ever featured here?? TLo must have a soft spot for her…awww. Not me.”

      This does not take into account the roughly 75% of iCouture’s posts here, which consist of iCouture shrieking about how we’re all haters when someone says something bitchy about a celebrity she likes. iCouture is a big ol’ hypocrite and she’s going to get herself banned from this comments section if she doesn’t knock this shit off.

      • http://twitter.com/starrika Ali

         This is why I love TLo.

      • warontara

        Hahahahaha!!! I flove you guys!

      • MissMariRose

         Bitchslap that bitch, TLo!

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      • formerlyAnon

        There is nothing like data, is there? 

        My nerd heart swells.

  • Little_Olive

    Could that cover be any busier? Ugh. 

    The pictures and styling are so… random. 

  • StellaZafella

    I might like her better if she’d just go ahead and be a Royal Biatch…I knew girls like her in Junior High school, DECADES ago…
    “Oh, my…was that not a nice thing to say?”

  • http://twitter.com/urban_gypsy Tess Danesi

    Wow. Ellen von Unwerth is so not the photographer I imagine working with Taylor Swift. She looks like a Kewpie doll on the cover and not in a good way. Wonder what could be done with this teaming but not for Glamour. Nah, I just don’t see it.

  • Trisha26

    She looks as vacuous as her lyrics, her wide-eyed innocent, open-mouthed poses as calculated as her feigned surprise each time she garners another award. She will be perpetually 15.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1208138556 Sara Munoz Munoz

    I would tell you about how far back my eyes have rolled, but I can no longer see the keyboard t otype.

  • kmk05

    I don’t mind the pictures inside. but that cover is horrendous: they sharpened her eyes and Photoshopped her face to kingdom come. It looks totally unnatural.

  • l v

    I kind of like it… All of it? (Don’t shun me, please?) Girl’s got a brand and she’s working it. Is that any worse than what any other celebrity does? At least she’s not Lindsay Lohan-ing it all over town and seems like she’s got a good head on her shoulders. I’m pretty positive she’s got to be in on the ridiculousness of it all. How could she not be at this point?

    On a side note, I’ve seen her live and was actually really impressed with how good her singing was. Is she Whitney/Mariah/christina? Not a chance. But a decent enough voice and
    songs, that while they are usually quite juvenile, do tend to make me
    feel like someone is obviously writing about my own life. I can’t even help it anymore. I’m totally cool with her.

  • rebeccasue17

     I want to say, hon, close your mouth. You look stupid.

  • glennethph

    Add that to the fact that it’s okay for her to bitch and moan about her mean exes and immortalize them in song but when they talk about their reactions to what she did, she doesn’t want to hear it.  Not that some of her exes didn’t deserve it (yes you, John Mayer) but that passive-aggressive shit is just so effin hypocritical.  Proves that that awshucks tweeness is an act of epic proportions.

    • Laylalola

      I am waiting for the day someone writes a song about what a bad lay Tay is (and you know it’s coming, she can’t get away forever without getting a dose of her own medicine). 

  • warontara

    I dislike her the same way I dislike Jennifer Anniston, and thus can never be rational. The non-biased side of me knows she looks really pretty, but my bitchy side is like “oh my GOD who dates guys like John Mayer, Jake Gyllenhal AND the freaking werewolf from Twilight and then acts shocked- SHOCKED- and torn apart when they aren’t really into committed relationships?!?!”

    • BrooklynBomber

      Except she’s only 22 or so now– pretty young to have been that jaded.

  • MilaXX

    She bugs pretty hard. It’s that whole fake wholesome, saccharine persona. Makes you want to slap the smug right off her. Photoshoot is fine, but I can’t objectively critique it because she works my nerves too much.

    • Rand Ortega

       “slap the smug right off her”!
      Best quote of the day!

    • StellaZafella

       Birth of my new favorite phrase: “So I smacked her, right in her smug.”

      Love ya, MilaXX!

  • sk8tfan

    She’s a beautiful girl who can’t sing but understands her niche. I think she’s secretly a genius. My 16 year old niece worships her and cuts her hair the same. I want that Marc Jacobs outfit, even though I’m too short, round, and old for it. In my mind I look just like Taylor.

  • http://twitter.com/TigerLaverada TigerLaverada

    Hey, I had the same reaction to that cover shot, so it’s not just gay guys feeling no love for the chipmunk-toothed, mouthbreathing, airbrushed-out-the-ass, ProTooled-back-on-key apparition that is the Swifter. As you can tell, she works my last nerve, too. Aside from her contrived persona machine on parade here, to me she’s emblematic of so much that’s wrong with the American music industry.

  • MissMariRose

    True story: I was a delegate to last year’s national Girl Scout convention and, thus, met a lot of teenage girls (15-18) who are in the program.  It warmed my heart to learn that they don’t like Taylor Swift either. They are much more excited about singers like Sara Bareilles.

    For those of you unfamiliar, read the lyrics of each respective singer’s songs. It will make you feel better about the future women leaders of America. 

    • LesYeuxHiboux

       Sara Bareilles is from Eureka, CA; the area where I went to college. She came back to do a show despite our completely meager budget and she is even cooler in person than you would guess from her songs. Glad to think that there are younger gals looking to her for inspiration.

  • http://twitter.com/Elizabethann1 Elizabeth Denton

    I like her but the styling/cover shot is terrible. It’s Glamour’s fault in this case! 

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    I finally heard one of her songs.  1. What the hell is all the hoopla over her supposed talent?  She’s tone deaf and bland as tapioca. How is she country in any way? 2. How does she not have at least a dozen restraining orders out against her?  She’s seriously crazy and not in a good way.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

    Put it away, Shirley Temple.

  • EEKstl

    It’s so weird that they airbrush a 22 year old.

  • demidaemon

    Just to add to the conversation, her music was catchy at the beginning. Now, to me, she is just retreading the same-old content without adding anything new. So sayeth the writer in me. As for her persona and fashion, she works my last gay nerve too. UGH. On my irrational celebrity dislike list ( I just can’t work it up to the hate level).

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F73LIJ3SJGI5AJQMXMWXCKILHI Pamela

    What do you expect from Glamour magazine?  Just look at the article titles-they’re the same year after year after year.  They just recycle the same bullshit life/health/beauty advice again and again with IT-celebs slapped on the cover.  All of these magazines are the same so why should anyone care?

  • Imasewsure

    I’m pretending it’s for Teen magazine so I’m pretending to be ok with it (since rage is tiring particularly when it has no effect on the potential target). Love the blue and red bags in the train shot and I’m blocking out the rest.

  • Cousin_Rose

    She’s a pretty girl in nice clothes. I don’t get the hate here. Would you rather have your favorite little girl follow Britney? My granddaughter loves everything Princess and Taylor is a smart princess who knows how to make it on talent and looks.

    p.s. I think the cover pose is showing her manicure. Even the Emmy’s had a Manicam! It isn’t just a Pinterest thing so get with it!

  • http://asskickingadviser.com/ Ass Kicking Adviser

    That’s just bad picture taking. Compare it to Vogue and, well, there’s not comparison. 

  • TieDye64

    Same ol’ overworked hair and red lips. I’m so tired of the wide-eyed “oh, I’m so surprised” innocent princess schtick. 

  • BrooklynBomber

    Is it true she’s going to be playing Joni Mitchell? God help us, everyone.

    • Candigirl1968

      Yes.  And the acting won’t be any better than what she’s doing in this spread, which looks like a Sunday paper department store circular.

      • BrooklynBomber

        I don’t have the same negative reaction so many people do, but I just can’t see her as Joni. Her whole vibe is totally different.

    • formerlyAnon


      [Insert Edvard Munch painting ‘The Scream”]

      • BrooklynBomber

        Haha! So wrong, right? I mean, okay: slender, blond, writes songs, sings, plays guitar – check. But Joni’s always been a “broad,” you know? Even as a young woman. Unless TS is a hell of an actor, I just can’t see it.

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    Okay, trufax: I have been the biggest Taylor apologist for so long because I genuinely liked her and thought her very sheltered good-girl persona was genuine and not a put-on by her team. However. After hearing her latest song and about the shenanigans with the Kennedy kid I want to shake her until she GROWS UP. You don’t have to turn into a sex kitten or anything, Taylor, just close your mouth and endeavor to handle your relationships in a mature fashion.  I feel like your lyrics have regressed in age from about 15 or 16 in “Teardrops on My Guitar” to about 11 with “Mean” and “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”. High school is long over, move on.  Develop some nuance and hopefully a little skill with metaphor before the next album. Christ.

    The styling in this is cute, but again: it looks like a spread for Seventeen, not Glamour. Time to firmly close those lips and pose like a big girl, Taylor.

    • AnaRoW

      She’s sheltered?  I ask because she seems to go through more boyfriends than anyone I’ve ever seen.  I don’t know enough about her or her music to have feelings either way but it seems there’s always some discussion regarding boyfriends and songs written about said boyfriends.

      The photoshoot seems no worse than most celebrity shoots. At least she put in effort. No dead eyes.

      • LesYeuxHiboux

         I kind of got in on the ground floor with her, and when she started she was fresh off of homeschooling for most of her life. Story was that she’d grown up on a Christmas tree farm. The whole wide-eyed and awkward bit didn’t really seem like a bit then (of course her eyes weren’t so wide, her music still sounded like country, she wore sundresses and boots instead of sparkly everything, and her lyrics sounded more normal than “obsessive teen fantasy based on a movie”). She just seems less and less real with every album, and her image gets shallower and sparklier. Like a caricature of herself. 

        • formerlyAnon

          And I don’t think that beginning is incompatible with where she is now. Home schooled, then entertainment industrial complex workhorse doesn’t add up to arriving at age 20 (or 22 or 24) the most mature and balanced individual. Managing a public persona while handling mega success and growing up takes teen successes weird places.

          • LesYeuxHiboux

             I would be bummed for life if that sweet, earnest girl ended up Baby Jane.

          • boomchicabowwow

            Sorry Les…but I think you hit it EXACTLY on the head.  Baby Jane is totaly where she’s headed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1401197785 Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

    Gah. I need her to go away for a while. Little Miss Whitebread is giving me a headache.

  • carpediva

    She reminds me of Mr. Heyman’s mispronunciation of George Costanza’s last name:

    “Cantstandya! Cantstandya!”


  • ojosazules

    I tried to listen to one of her songs the other day to counter the irrationally negative response I have to her. We are- never ever- going to do that again. Gachckkhhh. 

  • Anathema_Device

    Somehow, she doesn’t bug me. I’m not totally enthralled, either, but I like that she plays instruments and writes songs (with a very experienced partner, but still). She’s maturing nicely, from a teen queen into a young adult without going horribly off the rails. She does have a pretty cute personal style and wears clothes well. As for this editorial, the cover is cringe-worthy (pose & expression), but the other shots are cute enough. She has a great figure for clothing.

    • boomchicabowwow

      Great figure for clothing?  She looks like she needs an I.V. drip to stay ambulatory.  But then again, so do most models…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Louise-Bryan/1177213326 Louise Bryan

    Hair issue, eh?  Well, she’s got that covered.  I think she looks pretty in pink, but she needs to close her mouth.  Or smile.  One way or the other.

  • Laylalola

    Wow, I really like the Marc Jacobs top and skirt in the first full photo. And she wears it well. Too bad about the hair and open mouth.

  • NCDFan

    I’m not impressed by this photographer. Taylor is a pretty girl and has a model’s figure so the clothes will look good even if she’s doing something interesting. So why is she posed with her mouth open, her hair taking center stage and in such mindless poses? This seems to be all to common in these photo shoots. I would like once to see the subject being empowered rather than fluffed.

  • http://www.thirteen.org/insidethirteen Gotham Tomato

    She looks startled. I just hate that they photoshop so much that a 20 year old looks like she had an overdose of Botox.

    Other than that– I started reading Glamour when I was 13, and read it for years, finally weaning myself off it about 20 years ago. But I pretty much rue the day I ever picked up my first copy because it started me on an endless tail chase of trying to achieve the apparent perfection of the creatures who populated its pages. Whether it was the looks or the apartments or the wardrobes we were supposed to be able to buy on the salaries they claimed their readers made, it was exhausting and demoralizing. And from the headlines on the cover, it’s obvious it hasn’t changed.–GothamTomato

  • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

    Ehhh, guys, sorry – I used up all *my* impotent rage on the JLo post.  I mean, she looks tacky, and I hate the way she hangs her mouth open like a blow-up doll.  There!  Hope that helped!

  • Jenna621

    I really like her, but if I knew little to nothing about her these photos would make me hate her on the spot.  Some blame has to go to the photographer/editor as well for having her pose this way/choosing these shots.  Seriously, what were they thinking?

  • holdmewhileimnaked

    the cover shot is terrible. it’s the worst picture i’ve ever seen of this one.

    not that i’ve looked at a billion pictures of her, mind, but it’s really bad. people always talk about the thinning of photoshop. but theres way more than that down either path, unto darkness or the light. meaning: there are many wonderful things the program can do but there are an equal number of awful ways people employ it. this is another one of the latter.

    • http://howtofaint.tumblr.com/ How to Faint

      A ticket to see Whitesnake would’ve been hilarious. 😀

      • holdmewhileimnaked

        yep yep yep. yep yep yep.

    • pop_top

      Someone compared her cover look to “Gryffindor chic;” I’d have to agree.

  • jw_ny

     She just always looks the same, no matter what she does, wears, or where she appears…she’s like a mannequin.  I’m sick of her and her goody-two-shoes image.  And, I hate her lipstick!!! 


  • jilly_d


  • Judy_J

    I’m with you guys. She’s highly annoying, and that’s no lie.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4XWMO5B5HYZDDIFFH3I2PP7HUE STINKY

    That is some Sarah Brightman-Realness she’s serving…..

    • boomchicabowwow

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!  And neither one can sing!

  • Veronica1022

    Taylor Swift’s personal style reminds me of how my six year old would dress, if I told her to pick out grown up clothes to wear.

  • pattycap11

    look at me, i’m sandra dee.

    okay, now i feel bad.

  • http://TheDoseofReality.com/ The Dose of Reality

    I think she’s adorable and her songs are catchy. Love the last photo here…I think the others are boring, though. I’d love to have her hair.

  • http://twitter.com/DuckBitey Duck Bitey

    Late night confessions of a Bitter Kitten…I love Taylor’s new song…but I am Team Miley all the way! Taylor is seems really fake, while Miley is pretty much what a lot of college-aged kids would be like if they had unlimited money and people following them around with cameras all the time.

    As to this photo shoot, does anyone else think the cover shot makes her look very, well, JonBenét Ramsey-esque?



  • http://twitter.com/jaythenerdkid Aaminah Khan

    She…doesn’t bother me at all. I don’t get the hype, but I don’t get the hate, either. She’s a pretty girl with a shtick no more or less offensive than that of dozens of others of gimmicky pop divas. This is somehow uniquely worth hating…how, exactly?

  • formerlyAnon

    Is she having a “moment”? Are her stars aligned? In the last week several of my daughter’s *male* friends admitted to liking her/playing one or more of her songs obsessively. 

    Note, I’m not saying these late teen guys like her/her music. They ADMITTED on social media liking her music. (and yes, were subjected to the ridicule of their peers)

    And then I come here & find her again.

    I don’t feel strongly about her. She seems to have a work ethic somewhere between work horse and OCD, and she is learning, slowly, how to pose and dress.

    There is some Taylor mojo on the wind.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6PQUNH7VYANAXMRMEEM763V3EU victor liu

    Gah! I’m new to this site and was not expecting the snakiness towards TSwift.
    I dunno much about her, but she seemed all right. Is she really a total bitch?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/6PQUNH7VYANAXMRMEEM763V3EU victor liu


  • Sarah Rinehart

    i agree, this twitches my last straight female nerves. she is attempting to fake it until she makes it, but all i see are cute clothes on a boring model. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/SkyeKich Skye Kich

    I have never been a huge fan of hers…..but I’m sorry, NO ONE can deny that she looks really fuckin great here.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/SkyeKich Skye Kich

    I’ve never been a huge fan of hers…..but I’m sorry, no one can deny that she looks fuckin GREAT here.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/SkyeKich Skye Kich

    And this is no dumb bitch.  She knows EXACTLY what she is doing. 

  • Jeremiah Capacillo

    In the cover shot she made those gorgeous Burberry and Dior pieces look like some things she picked up in Walmart.

  • RzYoung

    I was going to have a Swifty opinion on these but then I saw Ellen Von Unwerth is responsible and I’m horrified. Didn’t she used to be good? 

  • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

    When I first heard about her, I really had no opinion, but the vitriol about changed my mind. She doesn’t dress like a tart, stays out of the police blotter, and seems like a nice person. Her music isn’t for me, but I have nothing against her, and she really looks great in this photo spread, so rock on Taylor!

    • l_c_ann

      Vera has summarized my view as well. 

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

    I do love Ellen von Unwerth’s work. Thank God she’s still getting work and this isn’t a Terry Richardson shoot. There’s still some decency left in the world. 

  • PeggyOC

    Who me?  Cute, innocent little me?  You want to take my picture?  Aw shucks.  I swear, I want to lock her and Lea Michele in a room and let them have a “fake” off.

    • boomchicabowwow

      I think if you locked those two in room together, only one would come out ALIVE!  I SO want that to happen now….

  • tallgirl1204

    I’m not a fan, but heck, it’s Glamour magazine, and she fits their demographic.  Also, the Marc Jacobs top and skirt are stunning. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GLERYB7G4QX7Z5ED54AWP2JIMA Mary

    Kissing random pieces of paper with your high-end lipsticked lips must STOP…NOW.  LeeLee, it’s not art.  It’s Regretsy-worthy nonsense.  I never got the appeal of her music.  Booorinnnggg, and having her shoved down my (virtual) throat as a style icon is exceptionally annoying.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GLERYB7G4QX7Z5ED54AWP2JIMA Mary


  • afabulous50

    After reading the majority of the posts the obvious conclusion here is to simply not put her on your site.  That ends all discussion.

    • boomchicabowwow

      Except for the fact that an ENORMOUS part of TLo’s appeal IS the discussion….?

  • http://roxyturtle.tumblr.com/ roxyturtle

    Clothing and makeup-wise I think she looks gorgeous as ever. She has an amazing figure and princesslike features that she plays up well.

    I get why she annoys many people. She presents a precocious, eternally optimistic stance that will rub many with a bit of cynicism (or reality) the wrong way. I have no opinion of her music which I don’t listen to but as a former bleeding heart on my sleeve kinda gal myself, I like to think I understand where she is a person. She’ll either grow out of it or be forced to grow out of it eventually and it’s my hope that it’s not the lightning jolt many young women experience. It’s easy to forget that she’s still really young too — we see so many mature starlets that I think we expect everyone to be that way. My guess is that Swift has been sheltered and protected. It’s annoying from the outside looking in but I’ll take this 10 times out of 10 over the acerbic, caustic starlets she contrasts with. (Of course I’d take a realistic person over either of those choices if that’s an option.)

  • http://twitter.com/CantResistCody Courtney

    Am I the only one that doesnt see a problem with this?

  • http://profiles.google.com/scaponigro Sarah Caponigro

    Irrational hate.

  • mebbe

    You go Tom & Lorenzo you are not “bullying” her.  Not only is she vapid, she’s an offensive singer.  Her pitch is sharp on e-v-e-r-y single song.  Her lyrics are banal.  She can go away quietly now.  Aren’t her 15 minutes of fame up yet?

  • Larkin21

    The last picture is stunning. But she’s still on my irrational dislike list and the other photos just feed into that dislike.

  • Qdahling

    My house gets Glamour and I was filled with IMPOTENT RAGE when I saw this cover as well. There are just some celebrities that are annoying for whatever reason and she is one for me. Cute shots on the inside but the cover shot is what irks me.

    Also why is her face so Photoshopped? She’s young and probably has zero wrinkles. It makes her look like a living doll.

  • ccm800

    THANK YOU! I really think this one has the whole fan base fooled. she screams evil little brat from the word go. 

  • guest2visits

    Face it; she’s made for the camera – she’s stunning and comes across as a pretty nice, straight forward person.
    (I’m waiting for her voice/style to mature. But I’m not really her demographic anyway – too old!)
    These pics are really beautiful, I love that skirt and top set in the second.

  • lucasuk82

    I actually really like the clothes and styling.  The sex-doll posing is irksome.  Sometimes you just have to look at the pretty pictures and ignore the trite music. 

  • alwaysanswerb

    I haven’t the faintest clue why they needed to dial the exposure and Photoshop up to 11. This girl is like, fetal-aged or something, right?

  • Sophia Vaccaro

    Oh my god, you guys really need to just cut it out. 

    Look, she is a great role model for girls, you don’t even know how people her age mostly dress, it is not even a pinch as classy as how she looks just walking on the street.

    And for all the people commenting that she needs to get caught doing something bad already, just take a moment and realize how ridiculously manipulative that is. Younger lady stars are constantly under fire for being too provocative or outspoken or “slutty,” and she is under the same scrutiny and the target of hateful comments for being the opposite. It’s the catch-22 of modern femininity.

    Please go take your internet bullying somewhere else.

    • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

      This is not the site for you. You would be happier going to another site. We hear there are a lot of them out there.

      • Sophia Vaccaro

        I didn’t mean you. I meant some of the comments. 

        • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

           Then stop telling other commenters to leave just because you don’t like what they’re saying.

  • peachy16

    She’s an idiot and it irritates me that anyone takes anything she does or says seriously.  Yech.

  • Allison Woods

    She has a great body, but she’s so…lifeless?

    I love that last dress, the pink one. So cute!!