Taylor Swift for Harper’s Bazaar Magazine

Posted on November 13, 2012

Tay looks like the photographer just told her she’s fat or something:

Taylor Swift covers the December 2012 issue of Harper’s Bazaar magazine photographed by Paola Kudacki and styled by Beth Fenton.

Don’t cry, Tay! Write a song about how mean photographers are!

On what she wears: “I’m in a predicament where I can’t wear a dress twice or else it’s pointed out in magazines. So unfortunately I have to shop for dresses all the time. There’s just something so feminine about a dress. Whether it’s a summertime dress that makes me feel carefree, an evening cocktail dress that makes me feel fancy or a vintage dress that makes me feel like a ’50s housewife — which I enjoy feeling like, for some reason — I just really like dresses.”

On dating: “It needs to be equal. If I feel too much like I’m wearing the pants, I start to feel uncomfortable and then we break up. [Relationships are] the ultimate collaboration, [but sometimes] it’s wonderful to hand over the reins to your boyfriend when you control so much of these big, high-pressure decisions, you know? That is a huge defining factor in who you choose to be with.”

On relationships as a source of inspiration for her music: “Some combinations of people are toxic, you know? You have to find the right one that isn’t just going to explode into fiery ash and destruction. Despite all of that and how unpleasant it is, as a writer you get a lot from it. It’s a crazy justification system. You know that guy you really wish you could erase from your memory? But then the answer is track six, eight, 12, and 13.”

We have … thoughts …  on the above quotes, but people tend to get all rage-y when we say not-nice things about her, so we’ll leave the discussion of them up to the Bitter Kittens.

In other news, we actually really like the pictures inside:


Jacket, top, and pants, Prada. Shoes, $825, Pierre Hardy.

Turtleneck, $1,098. Ralph Lauren Collection. Pants, $1,298, Ralph Lauren Collection. Belt, $185, Meredith Wendell.  Shoes, $550, Reed Krakoff.

Top, $350, Emporio Armani. Pants, $1,395, Giorgio Armani. Shoes, $760, Stella McCartney.

Top, $365, and pants, $395, Sportmax. Shoes, $545, Alexander Wang.


She looks stylish as hell without sacrificing her need to look like a Good Girl. We approve. Start dressing like this in your real life, Tay, and we might be nicer to you.


[Photo Credit: Paola Kudacki for Harper’s Bazaar]

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Vienna-Marriott/100001636120960 Vienna Marriott

    Fabulous beyond fabulous.  

    • ceceliadid

      I think she’s great too.  It can’t be easy.  I mean, her odds of having a relationship where a guy just likes her and they can both be a little goofy and unsure about it are about zero.  No matter how much money she makes, that must suck.  And yeah, she sounds dopey complaining about having to buy dresses all the time.  But even if she does repeat a shoe or an outfit here or there,  developing an image is part of her job.  She has to put together a daily look and have that look build a unique, well-defined persona, and if she slips up, it impacts her career.  Of course, since she’s ultra-privileged, she’s not supposed to complain at all about the microscope she’s under.  Having to handle this kind of thing at 22 just seems like such a nightmare …  

    • http://onebluetree.blogspot.com/ Sara L.

       Agreed, she looks fantastic. And yes, people always complain about these soundbites from celebrities, but man, if someone had been around me when I was 22 with a tape recorder, I think I would die of embarrassment. We’re all stupid at 22, we just don’t get our stupidity published in magazines, thank god.

  • gabbilevy

    I really like this kind of look on her, BUT. Her quotes pretty much make me hate her even more than I already did. Didn’t think that was possible.

    • ChiliP

      Seriously, yikes. I usually defend her to an extent, but those quotes make me wince. How is a relationship “equal” if you concede that you prefer to “hand over the reins” to your boyfriend? That’s not an equal partnership- that’s losing yourself in a relationship because you put all of your energy into something else (in Taylor’s case, her career). Taylor is young so hopefully she will mature with time, but for now I just want to tell her to give up dating for awhile and enjoy her success. She doesn’t need a man to validate anything she has.

      Also, agreed on the looks/fashion. I especially like that last look on her- very sharp and editorial.

      • http://twitter.com/jelenawoehr jelenawoehr

        Oh, come on, now. I can’t STAND Taylor, and I don’t think she means it that way. It’s not fun to have the entire burden for planning and decision-making in a relationship, no matter what gender you are. That gets boring, not to mention giving the decision-maker the feeling that s/he is the only one doing the hard work in a relationship. Yes, sometimes it IS nice to hand over the reins and be taken out on a date that was planned by someone else. I think most people who are decisive in their professional lives can relate to wanting the relaxation of someone else doing the heavy lifting on deciding how and when to have fun, now and then. Who wants to get home from a stressful day at work (even if “work” is posing for Harper’s Bazaar…) and hear “I don’t know, what do you want to do?” Not me!

        • ChiliP

          Oh I agree, and I think you misunderstood me. Obviously there is give-and-take in a relationship, and if your career takes up a lot of your energy and effort, it’s nice to know that your partner can ease the burden of day-to-day  minutia. What I wrote is more in regards to everything Taylor said- that she enjoys feeling like a 50s housewife, the part of giving the reins to her boyfriend, the fact that her relationships are so tumultuous (although I can sympathize with her on that one)- and her overall persona, plus what we already know of her public relationships. She DOES seem to get lost in her relationships, and she does seem to spend quite a bit of time discussing them. Again though, to her credit, a lot of 22 year olds do the same thing- and I roll my eyes at them, too.

          • j_anson

            Eh, my interpretation of this was just that she’s one of those type-A types who finds the idea of handing over control sexy. The girl version of the CEO who wants a dominatrix in the bedroom. Not necessarily anything wrong with that. But granted that’s partly because I’ve always assumed a lot of her relationship tumult is carefully managed and strategic. *shrug* Who knows.

          • ChiliP

            You could be right…although the idea of Taylor Swift wanting a dominatrix in the bedroom freaks me out a bit. I guess that’s why she was with John Mayer for awhile? :)

            ETA: Or whatever the male version of a dominatrix would be. Although honestly, if Taylor DID want a dominatrix in the bedroom, it would make me strangely like her more.

          • http://twitter.com/jelenawoehr jelenawoehr

            If I could have made a few million dollars discussing my boy drama starting at like 15 or so and that formula kept making bank for SEVEN YEARS, I would have done it! Wouldn’t you? :)

            I do think poor Tay-Tay is more than a little confused sometimes, though. She had such a sheltered and privileged upbringing, and now she’s supposed to be a role model when she hasn’t even really figured out what she wants, besides a constant stream of handsome celebrity boyfriends to write songs about. I won’t pity the poor little rich girl too much, but she does seem amusingly naive sometimes, in a way that would probably be cute for about six dates and infuriating thereafter.

          • ChiliP

            Hell, if I could make millions today discussing my boy drama, I’d probably do it. Sadly the most dramatic moments between hubby and I are which movie to watch on Friday night, and whether it’s alright to put on a robe before it’s dark outside (verdict: yes, it is).

            I agree with you that she does seem sheltered, and giving her a microphone only makes her lack of experience even more noticeable. Her interviews don’t normally set me off- they all sound pretty similar, for the most part- but something about this combination of quotes didn’t sit well with me. However, I’ve now commented on this thread four or five times, and I’m somewhat horrified that I’ve spent this much time discussing Taylor Swift’s love life. Let this be my last comment on the subject.

          • twocee

             If putting on my robe before it’s dark outside is wrong, then I don’t want to be right :-)

          • http://profiles.google.com/sauchih Sau-Chih Feng

            So making money is more important than being discreet and respecting the privacy and feelings of an ex?

          • twocee

            Yea, whenever I start to roll my eyes about her I remember what a god-awful drama queen I was when I was 19-21 about my relationships.  And I didn’t have reporters constantly asking me to talk about them.

    • Little_Olive

      “So unfortunately I have to shop for dresses all the time. ”

      ‘Nuff said. 

      • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

         Kate Middleton’s reputation hasn’t suffered at all from occasionally re-wearing dresses, so I think this little girl could survive.

        I like the pictures though. Nice early 70s sort of vibe – I don’t think I mean Candice Bergen, but I can’t put my finger on it.

        • aceastar

          Jean Shrimpton-esque.

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

            EXACTLY what I was thinking. The hair + second last picture in white is crazily Shrimpton.

          • Trixkat

             Yes!  And Pattie Boyd – took me back to the Swinging Sixties, my heyday.  If I forget that it’s Taylor Swift and just pretend it’s Jean/Pattie, I’m loving these pictures.  There’s a great site called Mad Mod Sixties or something like that; it has all the pix from Ingenue, Seventeen, etc. including those super ads (Wranglers, Koret, etc.) that look surprisingly modern… PLUS all the terrific models from back then. Some fantastic fashion nostalgia.

          • http://typicalgirlink.wordpress.com/ Dorothy Damage

             I would also say a bit Francoise Hardy-like.

          • grif wolf

            Yes! And Jane Birkin too

        • http://visceralresponse.com Dina dV

          If Anna Wintour can be photographed wearing the same dress three times in ONE MONTH, Princess Tay can rewear dresses.

          She’s such an irritant.  Everything about her is so perfectly plotted to keep her forever the perfectly virginal teenager she makes me miss the Dirrty days of Xtina.  Xtina may be insane but at least she’s human. 

      • Mismarker

        I know, right? Wherever Taylor is in the world right now I sincerely hope she can hear me playing the world’s tiniest violin.

      • curiouserandcuriousest

        I don’t think ‘predicament’ means what she thinks it means 😉

        (I have to say she looks great here!)

    • http://promiscuouslola.com/ Cate


  • Mismarker

    1) I broke a nail
    2) I’m falling off the toilet 
    3) Can someone help me take off this shirt?
    4) I’m falling off the toilet

    • fiestyfashionfem

      I love you, Mismarker.

      • Mismarker

        I thought I told you, fiestyfashionfem.  We are never ever ever getting back together.  ; )

  • thecitysleeps

    You mean she is an anti-feminist giving bad advice to all the girls believing her bullshit around the world?

    Yes,  I have thoughts.

    Oh yes,  she looks great and is a beautiful girl.  I even like her dresses most of the time.  

    • FrayedMachine

      My sentiments exactly.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ailsa-Martin/644946901 Ailsa Martin

      Just when I was starting to really like her, too. Sigh.

  • SapphoPoet

    Is she ten feet tall? Because the pictures make her look as if she is. Nice clothes, though. 

    As for this: “it’s wonderful to hand over the reins to your boyfriend when you control so much of these big, high-pressure decisions, you know?”

    Like when you’re trying to decide which new dress to buy?

  • MilaXX

    The clothes are nice, but I still want her to shut the hell up and go away. 

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

    The pictures of her are refreshing and she looks wonderful. The sounds bites still make me dislike her. Who cares if people point out that you were the same dress twice. Poor thing has to shop for dresses all the time. Sounds like hell or “fiery ash and destruction.”

    • Ceur

      Wearing the same dress twice or more would send a great signal to youngs girls, partly weighing up for her sleeping around Hollywood, being immature and setting feminism back a few decades. I see no reason why she wouldn’t, the celebrity media point out things anyway, so what if that thing is ‘Taylor recycles pretty dress’ and not ‘Taylor goes food shopping’?

      • LesYeuxHiboux

        If she likes feeling like a 50’s housewife she should take up sewing and go all “Pretty in Pink” on her once-worn dresses.

    • Violina23

      Wearing dresses multiple times worked for MIchelle Obama well enough, now, didn’t it?  I love how she assumes it’s a bad thing. Either you’re confident enough that you don’t care if someone makes a petty comment like that, or you’re as obsessed with the tabloids as they are with you. Either way doesn’t speak well of her, IMO.

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

         ….and then I feel bad because she is young and I said incredibly stupid things when I was young. I guess I would just really want to be able to review all my sound bites before they were printed. Everything in hindsight.

        • Violina23

          I dunno, I find it hard to believe that she lacks people around her that can help her understand the perception of what she says, and how it comes off.  I just get the vibe she doesn’t give a s**t, and based on her fan base, she probably doesn’t have to.  

          I don’t hate her or anything, she just does little to make me (a 31-year-old married woman with a small child at home) think she’s worth too much of my time or attention, aside from blog posts like this nitpicking her clothes & style choices. She just comes across as fake and somewhat shallow.  But something tells me she’ll be OK in the end

      • ChiliP

        Yeah, isn’t one of the most endearing aspects of Kate Middleton that she re wears shoes, clothes and accessories? At least I find that endearing about her. I wonder if Taylor actually receives criticism for recycling outfits, or if she’s just afraid she will.

        • NC_Meg

           Exxxxxxactly. If the future Queen (heck, the current Queen has repeated outfits!) and the FLOTUS can do it and get praise, I’m sure a singer can. And if she gets flack for it, she can tell them to get over it.

          • Violina23


          • shanna bowie

            Agree with everything except I don’t think Kate Middleton will ever be queen because I’m convinced Elizabeth II is a cyborg that will outlive us all. 

    • decormaven

      If she shops for all her outfits, then I am Little Lord Fauntleroy. 

  • Alice Lubeck

    Oh I’m Taylor, just a girl in the world. Even though I am a hugely popular and successful music artist sometimes I just need a man to tell me what to do. When that happens I dress up as a 50’s housewife, my favorite kind of housewife, and tell the world I don’t have any agency in my personal life. 

    • JosephLamour


  • KSpence

    Taylor Swift is not good at words.

  • eowyn_of_rohan

    That Ralph Lauren picture made me laugh.  Beige on beige, boring on boring.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=535548244 Kim Baker Vidas Davey-Irvin

      huh.  see?  it makes the world go ’round.  i love that look — especially with those killer shoes.  i think it’s sleek and subtle and rich.  

      i DO think it’s pretty funny that she interviews about loving dresses, dresses, dresses, and they put her in pants, pants, pants, pants.  lol.

      • eowyn_of_rohan

        I was more referring to the actual color of the ensemble, which seems as unexciting as the wearer.  Although I do hate turtlenecks, so that doesn’t help.

      • decormaven

        Reminds me of an old Jean Shrimpton shot. 

  • Violina23

    I’ve always assumed she was short and demure, she looks so tall and leggy here. The pictures are striking.

    I roll my eyes at her interview questions. She just reads very fake to me

    • MilaXX

       she is very tall. 5’9″ or 5’11” depending on the source.

      • Violina23

        Wow, who knew based on looking at isolated photos on blogs such as this? She looks gigantic in these pics!

    • kimmeister

      Her legs, they must be three miles long!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      I think a lot of it is the way she is posed in the sitting down shots.  

  • http://twitter.com/hmbscully WendyD

    I CANNOT with her stupid bangs. I celeb-hated her anyway, but her hair makes me want to stab my screen. 

    All those quotes need #FIRSTWORLDPROBLEMS on them.

  • MzzPants

    Praise the Lord!  They didn’t style her like a Nashville princess.  Clean lines really suit her.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3JSTXMWWVZN2QNP2UEKJMTWD7U Isabel

      Girl, hire the stylist away from the magazine. Listen to your uncles and keep this look~

  • JasmineAM

    Good god, I can’t stand this girl. RE: the dressing the same, who gives a shit? If you’re stupid enough to keep buying clothes so you don’t have to wear anything twice for fear of people pointing them out, you should just stay at home and try again later. It is LAUGHABLE that she calls herself a writer because all of her songs talk about the EXACT SAME THING. JESUS CHRIST.


  • Janet B

    Fabulous Good Girl look.

  • http://profiles.google.com/valencia.lucia87 Lucía Valencia


  • Jacqueline Wessel

    She goes on about how much she likes dresses (as do I) and yet all these pictures are of her wearing pants. She looks great in them so I hope she’ll choose them more often. 

  • snarkykitten

    or she could not give a shit about wearing “recycled” dresses and shut the fuck up already. I know other lady stars have reused gowns before, and done so gracefully.

    • Jessi03

      But they risk ending up in the “Stars: They’re Just Like Us!”  or “Favorite Dress!” section of the magazine.  Taylor is NOT like us, and her only favorites are the men she temporarily allows to control her.

      • LesYeuxHiboux

        I can see your tongue in your cheek, there, but this is quite apt. Taylor is selling fantasy above all else, and that fantasy does not include having to wear an old gown to the ball.

      • snarkykitten


  • everest19

    The quotes? No, sis.

    But the editorial pictures are giving me life. Love her as a model 10000x more than her as a “singer”.

  • Sobaika

    So I’m not sure what the big deal is about those quotes. They sound exactly like things she has said in the past, and just as simple-minded and out of touch as what other young (and sometimes not-so-young) people in her position have said in interviews.

    She looks surprisingly chic in these pictures.

    • mshesterp

      I’m with you…she doesn’t sound nearly as obnoxious (to me) as Gwynnie does when she’s off pontificating about something stupid.  She just sounds like a young girl with lots of money, lots of exes and the power to write songs about them that make her even MORE money.  AND she looks good in clothes.  What in the hell else is she supposed to talk about?  She’s not going to be edgy–she never was!  And she’s 22 raised in country music!  She’s not going to be anything like you or me, and I’m fine with that.  Having that kind of money as a young woman with power in the industry is going to lead to very odd and unequal dating situations…isn’t that all that she’s saying?  The comments are amusing.  I don’t have a daughter, but if I compare Swift to Rihanna (which I did in the nekkid Rihanna post) I know whose picture I’d rather have my daughter tearing out of a magazine.  Dumb teenage relationships (ew John Mayer, no!) and all.

  • http://heartprintandstyle.com/ Vivi N

    I do like this editorial! She looks – and I really dislike this word but it’s the only one that comes to mind when looking at these photos – fierce. She looks fierce.

  • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gabriella M

    “So unfortunately I have to shop for dresses all the time.” Cry me a fucking river. 
    She looks good. I’m glad Harpers Bazaar isn’t a teen magazine – I’m sure her quotes are the same in Seventeen too, but I like to think here it’s been purposefully picked to make her sound young and dumb rather than “role model.” Hopefully her quotes in Seventeen are less privileged and retrograde. 

  • http://twitter.com/JTru22 Jennifer Trujillo

    In this day and age, we tend to appreciate celebrities that deign to wear the same dress or clothing item more than once. It makes them human. And if it’s good enough for Cathey Cambridge or the FLOTUS, it’s good enough for you, Tay Tay.
    It’s cool  if you enjoy spending your stacks of money on flirty dress after flirty dress, but please don’t pretend to complain about it, and definitely don’t blame your demanding public. Love her, but that’s just a silly silly quote.

    • RebeccaKW

       She’s not even blaming her fans, she’s blaming magazines.  What magazines?  The magazines I read appreciate when stars wear the same clothing.  Taylor, if you want to buy a different dress for every day of the year, then fine, knock yourself out.  But don’t try to pretend it’s for any reason other than you want to own that many dresses.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000088447181 Sam Smith

    although I am also a fan of dresses, these various pants look super awesome on tay tay.  

  • http://angryfemur.tumblr.com Andrea Lane

    Goodness gracious, those quotes are so crazy town. GIRL, rein that shit in.

    • janierainie

      She and Anne Hathaway need to get together and get over themselves.

  • RebeccaKW

    Heaven forbid you be seen in the same dress!  Michelle Obama and Duchess Cathy can, but not Taylor!  

  • http://profiles.google.com/valencia.lucia87 Lucía Valencia

    I find it funny that TLo points out that “people tend to get all rage-y when we say not-nice things about her”, because I FUCKING HATE HER seems to be the tendency on this thread.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      This. And because I’m sure what they have to say is fucking hilarious. Oh the be a fly on the wall at TLo Manor.

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

      Yes, but that’s not enough to get the Tay-defenders all worked up. Not yet, anyway. Give it time.

      • http://profiles.google.com/valencia.lucia87 Lucía Valencia

        I TOTALLY don’t wanna sound like a fan girl, but OMYGOD, TLO RESPONDED TO MY COMMENT, OHMYGOD. See? Not a fan girl at all.

  • Katherine Goodman

    Funny that she talks about how much she LURVS dresses…but, in every photo, she’s wearing pants.  I don’t know — that just makes me laugh for some reason.

    And $760 for those Stella McCartney shoes? Why not just put a match to your hard-earned money?

    • http://twitter.com/Goldielox73 Goldie

      What about $1,098 for a TURTLENECK?!  Ridiculous.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GFMOZFM3WT3T56EZHVZFK7UXSI Ramon

    She looks fabulous in this (so normal!) and she is a stunning young woman, but she always impresses me as very Stepford Wife pop star.

  • Allyson Wells

    Funny how she goes on and on about loving dresses, and they put her in four different pairs of pants. Girl has some long legs!

    • f_yeah_marie

       Comment cousins

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Vienna-Marriott/100001636120960 Vienna Marriott

    I will say though, the white  McCartney NurseMates are pretty hideous.

  • f_yeah_marie

    I love how she’s like, “I love dresses” and the ed has her all in pants.

  • Jessi03

    Omg, please rage about her.  Those quotes.  Between wanting to be a 50s housewife, constantly “having” to shop (b/c apparently she doesn’t have people who do that for her?), and wanting her boyfriend to make all the big decisions….Stop it, Taylor.  I know this is just about you personally, but your soundbites are doing a disservice to women everywhere.

  • IMNAngryLiberal

    I’ve decided that I prefer Taylor’s twee precious persona to the skank persona of some of the other young stars (oh let’s just mention Rihanna and KStew who happen to be flashing their naughtly bits here today).  She is gorgeous, looks great in clothes, and I’m even warming up to her brand of inocuous country/pop (they are cool tunes and I could totally dance to them — I give them an 8).

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1063532157 Jeanne Moran de Grasse

    All that talk about dresses and here she is in pants. ?!?

  • http://www.facebook.com/RocketStarling Ashley Ellen Wilson

    Agreed that the clothes are nice, but dear god if she could please just point her feet in the same direction! My knees hurt just from looking at these pictures!

  • Karen Belgrad

    WOW… Ms. Twee is giving us some not half bad Marianne Faithful in these pics!

  • plzidgaf

    Her perspective on relationships is fucked. up.

  • http://profiles.google.com/gillianholroyd gillian holroyd

    My irrational dislike has now been confirmed as rational.

    • DeborahJozayt

      It’s only irrational if the pink elephants tell you it’s irrational. The green monsters cannot be trusted.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VZLU6YVO4BRTELTTH3GRAAMWZQ Dot

    She looks so much better without the red lipstick and mousy Veronica Lake hairdo. I didn’t even recognize her here. The doltish quotes brought it all back, though.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U5LTVYHX32MGMMXR33G7TOXVR4 Magdalena Monzerrat Ontiveros

    love her lipstick color here, i’m not a fan of the red color she wears all the time! 

  • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

    She looks good, but her face doesn’t look like her own in a lot of these (especially the beige Ralph Lauren outfit). She definitely needs to try some of these looks, though; her body is made for a chic trouser.

    I still can’t stand HER, though.

  • MaryanneGirl

    “I’m in a predicament where I can’t wear a dress twice or else it’s pointed out in magazines. So unfortunately I have to shop for dresses all the time.” Oh just fuck on off, Taylor Swift. Poor thing having to shop ALL THE LIVE LONG DAY. 

  • Jennifer Coleman

    Sh bugs me to no end. Those quotes have to be the most obnoxious I’ve seen in awhile. With that attitude, she’ll have a lot of break-up lyrics for years to come.

  • lizlemonglasses

    I don’t think I would’ve recognized her if she wasn’t doing her trademark vacant mouth-breather look. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/cindyloohoo19 Cindy Bartlett Zigler

    She looks FAB in the editorial, although those SM shoes gotta go!  I know Stella’s vegetarian and all, but how she can charge $760 for shoes that aren’t even LEATHER boggles my mind….anyways, I digress…. I hope to God young girls don’t look up to her as a spokesperson for her generation, because she’s setting women back about 75 years… And what the hell is wrong with wearing a dress more than once??  Jesus, she IS young….

  • fiestyfashionfem

    I’ll say it, then, TLo.  “Tay, sweetie, be quiet for just a little bit, okay?  You are beginning to sound like you are trapped at 16 in freaking la-la land.  You’re 22 years old.  Be quiet about how much you have learned from your seriously deep relationships (um, Bazaar isn’t Seventeen – honey us adults don’t need to hear this juvenile shit – save it for the kiddies). Be quiet about how “hard” it is to have to buy so many dresses (oh woe is me – I feel for you toots).  And, for fuck’s sake, shut up about wanting your boyfriend to take control and wanting to feel like a 50s housewife.  Young girls and boys are listening to what you are saying and your retro shit is repressive, regressive, and dumb.”  Whew.  That felt good.  Pretty pictures, though.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

    I think the cover photo is her classic “who me, I won, again?” face. The other shots she does actually look like a grown up.  It works well on her. Now if she could learn to pose without looking like she’s falling down or drunk. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BJTY6KY7LOR7MDOD6QCZUC3VVI Donna Tabor

    That cover could have been on a 1967 Ingenue magazine, lip color, eye makeup and all. Takes me right back. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Christopher-Lally/1813707728 Christopher Lally

    …and she is six feet tall.

  • Jessica O’Connell

    Geez she has long legs.

    The quotations included above make me want to stab her in the eye with a very sharp object.

  • larshine

    Oh Tay. Clothes good. Words bad.

  • ojosazules

    She looks so much better in her grown up clothes sans the noh mask! How could she actually say that she “unfortunately” has to shop for dresses all the time? Is she really SO fucking clueless? I’m not saying she is a clueless, shallow, self-centered cow, but she sure sounds like one.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1476648069 Scott Cooper


  • Jess5628

    Best she’s ever looked, and note: all pants. Take that ridiculous quote about dresses!

  • hillmad

    Why does she get to have people dress her, make her up, and photograph her to look like Jean Shrimpton?! It’s not fair!! (Sorry…just a childhood dream that will never be fulfilled…)

  • Imasewsure

    Great outfits. Love the white one in particular. No comments on the interviews. She’s only 22 – no one should really answer anything in print until their 30’s at least….

  • PrunellaV

    Love how Jean Shrimpton she looks in the Ralph Lauren.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5WKLKGER4FZ7MJX43OSYDBDPOE Maggie

      This! I thought Jean Shrimpton when looking at these.

  • shawnhunter


  • http://profiles.google.com/padawansguide Maggie *

    She reminds me a lot of Pattie Boyd here, especially in the shot of her all in white!

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    wow, she is totally rocking those ladypants.  

  • http://twitter.com/thehilariest The Hilariest

    If her name hadn’t been in the post title, I wouldn’t have thought this was her, but rather a generic model who looked something like her, but with better hair and make-up. I think that counts as an endorsement.

  • SneakyKitty

    Wow, so… those are definitely things she said.  Oh Taylor, you sparkly fairy princess, please do grow up.

    She does look pretty fab, though.  Almost unrecognizable.

  • Scarlet39

    She looks fantastic, but really, enough with talking about your relationships!   I know it’s her “thing” in her music, but it’s overkill. 

  • Little_Olive

    She does look fantastic and I love that they didn’t put it on frilly dresses. I cannot believe she is actually 22. 

    The quotes, on the other hand… I cannot believe she is actually 22. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/aboutelle Ashleigh Boutelle

    dying to know YOUR thoughts…screw the retaliation 

    • PinkLemon

       i second the motion

  • Sarah Thomas

    I do find it amusing that she talks in the piece about how much she loves dresses and then the pictures are all of her wearing pants.

    • meowing

      And she looks great in said pants, so ditch the dresses sometimes, Tay.

  • BrooklynBomber

    Great pictures, and I want pretty much all the clothes.

  • NC_Meg

    Does anyone remember that episode of Boy Meets World where Eric starts dating this aspiring songwriter who is super sugary sweet and obnoxious so he dumps her? Then she writes an angry song about how shallow he is, it goes to #1, and she becomes famous. That’s what she reminds me of, especially that comment about using relationships as a source of inspiration.

  • lalagigi

    Beautiful photos – the best she’s ever looked. THIS should be her look always.

  • gloriana232

    “makes me feel like a ’50s housewife”

    So … depressed, isolated, disenfranchised, and unpaid. Ok. 

  • ThaliaMenninger

    Jean Shrimpton? I think that’s what I’m thinking, which is a huge compliment to Miss Tay Tay.

  • TieDye64

    Wish she’d dress more like this IRL. So much better than her sugary sweet princessy thing, which makes my teeth ache. As for the quotes? Who knew it was possible to like her even less. Very nearly vomit-inducing.

  • http://www.ellenciompi.com/ NurseEllen

    Good grief, have they photoshopped her legs to ridiculous lengths?  Or is it just the camera angle?  Or is she really 3/4 leg?  It looks like she’s on stilts.  Bangs have got to go.

    Love those striped pants, and the shoes that go with them.

    Such a shame that she has to shop for dresses all the time…what a cross to bear.

    • Laylalola

      She is at least 6 feet tall. I happened to stand next to her once in Hendersonville, Tenn. right before the whole Kanye thing, when she was known in Nashville but not really anywhere else. She towered over me and I’m a tall woman. (I know the bios all say she’s 5’11 or less but that’s not true. I think those bios also tend to go the opposite way on men, saying short male celebrities are at lest 5’11 or taller.)  

  • zuzu

    Throw some glasses and a vest on her, and she looks a lot like Bailey from WKRP.

  • Kayceed

    So, do we think think she is clever enough to tie in a “wearing the pants” quote into this editorial? Or just coincidink?

  • http://twitter.com/MajorBedhead MajorBedhead

    She looks really good. Edgy, but not crazy. I like this editorial, given who’s in it. 

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

    $1300 or $1400 for a pair of beige or white pants??  Fashion or not, the prices are beyond ridiculous.  Same goes for menswear.

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

    22 boys. 22. That’s all I’m sayin’. Thank Jebus that no one has written down the crazy-ass things I was saying when I was 22. (oh my, I just shuddered). I ignore what Taylor sings and what she says.  But I love these pics. So very 70’s chic and great to see her in pants working those long legs. Very chic looks Beth Fenton put together and I love all four of those pairs of shoes. Bye-bye hiddy platform pumps? Hope springs eternal.

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    I love that they put her in pants for every shot after her rhapsodizing about dresses. This seventies, minimalist Rachel Zoe look suits her. Maybe she should call up Ms. Zoe and contract her services. 

    Word on the street is that her mother gave her a gender-neutral name in hopes of helping her out in future boardroom situations. I wonder what she thinks of Taylor’s answers?

  • http://twitter.com/juliafoxtrot Julia Fox

    Taylor Swift in pants and not playing the “sweet virginal” role for the cameras? I’ll take it!

  • http://twitter.com/starrika Ali

    I like her style, but oh god shut up shut up shut up. 

  • nannypoo

    She looks fabulous here. She sounds like a nitwit, but she looks fabulous.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=790818401 Laurie Landry

    They didn’t put on the annoying bright red lipstick that she she favors.
    She looks great, like a 70’s supermodel.

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

    I think anyone under the age of 28 should be smacked when they philosophize on love and relationships. But the girl looks good.

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

    Maybe now she’ll drop the princess gowns and stop drawing her face on with crayon.  HAHAHAH yeah, no she won’t.  It’s a shame though, because a little maturity suits her.

  • DinahR

    “I love and only wear dresses!”  All the photos are in pants.  Stylist’s revenge?  I dunno.  But I think she looks really good.  (And sounds like a youngster that should not have a national speaking podium yet)

  • enchanted216

    $1,098 for a turtleneck?????!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sonja-Brisson/1156967466 Sonja Brisson

    She looks like (OK, I’m dating myself!) Jean Shrimpton, one of the best and most ultra fab models of all time.  (Look her up, people.) I think she is young, figuring things out in a fishbowl and may or may not be a talent for the ages — I honestly can’t recall a song of hers! — but she seems like a decent human being who has no talent for lying. Refreshing! Let her be.

  • Elana Friedman

    Well. Its not like I thought Taylor Swift and feminist belonged in the same sentence anyways… But those quotes just guarantee that they won’t be found together 

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    She’s a young person who is really quite talented.  And she’s very pretty.  And she’s not whoring around.  She just needs a person to help her not say “You know?” so damn much.  

  • librarygrrl64

    Shut your mouth, Taylor. In photos and in real life. Thanks. 

  • lesmaha

    best she’s ever looked!

  • MaryAtRealityTea

    It’s so hard to be young and think you know everything. And then in ten years when you realize what an idiot you were, you’ll look back and cringe. But yes, the photos are gorgeous and she looks more grown-up and chic than I’ve ever seen her. Mod is a great look for her. 

  • http://cheekypinky.wordpress.com/ Rebecca

    Legs for days, chickie.

  • jmorino08

    That cover feels very Cheryl Tiegs-y to me. Anyone else?

  • quiltrx

    I like the pics a lot–very cool clothes and shoes, nicely photographed.

    And how does a talented girl who looks like this keep getting endless bad-relationship fodder for songs?  At some point, the problem is YOU, you know?

  • http://twitter.com/jalae Janey

    My favourite two pictures. The 1st and the last where she looks kick ass and chic as hell. She has the body to pull off those looks. 

    The two middle pictures. The first one is too beige. And the second one is too child-like. 

  • kikisayshi

    I’m not a fan, but I do love these pics. Isn’t it ironic that she talked about how much she loves dresses and there isn’t a frill to be seen in this shoot?

  • DesertDweller79

    I really like the photos.  However, her comments were irritating.  She can’t wear the same dress twice?  Seriously?  Michelle Obama, Kate Middleton and Anna Wintour wear dresses more than once.  Who does she think she is?

  • pookiesmom

    Gag me with a fork! I think this is the first time I’ve ever paid attention to the words coming out of her mouth, and consider it my last. She looks great, but I can’t even with those answers.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bob-Sponge/100000465550991 Bob Sponge

    Her fashion photos are amazingly good, unlike her music.

  • RzYoung

    I like these, she looks so sharp, yes needs to dump the dresses and go pant shopping. Also, we don’t go that mad on the blogs when we see a dress repeat do we?!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mary-Stone/100001328135240 Mary Stone

    Well, my “thoughts” on the pearls of wisdom she offers on relationships amount to the following:

    Gurl, you’re doing it wrong

  • Judy_J

    I never noticed it before, but that girl has got some seriously long legs!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Julie-Chase/731391326 Julie Chase

    That last outfit is fantastic. I NEED those pants.

  • guest2visits

    She looks amazing in the more ‘mod’  60s-early 70s looks as well as the 50’s vintage that she likes. These are very pretty.
    I could care less about whatever babble a young pop star has to babble about; it all sounds like Tiger Beat Magazine to me; and it’s
    ALWAYS sounded that way to me, even when I was a teen.  Somehow I knew none of it had anything to do with what I liked or disliked;
    what I found important or what I disdained. 
    Taylor Swift’s music or tastes don’t hurt my feelings any more than any other pop star or actor at large. I don’t ascribe that kind of value
    or importance to anyone, other than family and friends. I guess I never saw the value in the kind of fan-drama that is so prevalent today.
    I just can’t find the meaningfulness that so many seem to have in her words or song lyrics. I don’t even think that the ‘youngsters’ that
    make up her primary audience will even recall these light weight melodies in a year or so.
    She’s very pretty and she seems kind of nice. That’s it for me. I don’t even like her music, but I could hate on alot of pop stars’ music.
    If it’s about dating around at her age – who CARES?

  • http://korilian.livejournal.com/ korilian

    I really love the beige suit. I can’t believe I’m saying that, cuz beige. These looks have just enough edge to make that awful poodle hair work. 

  • Trisha26

    I don’t know what’s more amusing the quotes or the opening comment from TLo – that’s her standard look for every emotion! She’s just so Stepford-y in every photo. I’ll leave it there.

  • http://twitter.com/pattylapatty pattycupcake

    she’s not a natural beauty, let’s face it, but she does love clothes and i do appreciate that about her.  and i am always partial to a ’60s-’70s inspired shoot.  long straight hair and bangs is a thing i love, probably because i have curly hair which stays straight only as long as the iron works and i don’t shower.  sigh.  anyway, there’s a cool jean shrimpton-esque vibe here.  the photog did a great job with her assets (long hair, long legs).

  • Kathleen Gillies

    Pictures are great.  She sounds about ripe to steal some 40 something A-list daddy figure from his wife and show up with a baby picture spread in People 2 years later.  Or… I hear Tom Cruise is available.  She’ll have song fodder for years and have someone else tell her how to dress.

  • mmc2315

    Rock those ladypants, Tay!

  • pop_top

    “A vintage dress that makes me feel like a ’50s housewife — which I enjoy feeling like, for some reason”…GURL.

    That said, she looks fabulous! Though I feel like the photoshopper got confused in the 3rd pic and tried to edit her face using Victoria Beckham as a model.