This is one of those “Pretty Girl” posts that we usually wind up fighting over. You wouldn’t think so, but there it is.
Lucy Hale covers the July 2014 issue of FLARE magazine photographed by Jason Kim in a Michael Kors blouse, a Dolce&Gabbana skirt, and a Bootmaster belt.
On calling out ex-boyfriends, Taylor-Swift-style: “I don’t really keep in touch with many of my ex-boyfriends. But there are some digs in the album for sure.Taylor’s untouchable. She made country quote-unquote ‘cool.’ And she made it OK to talk about your problems. And be vulnerable. And talk shit about your ex-boyfriend. That’s so fun! Everyone wants to do that.”
On the risks of putting out an album: “It’s very scary being open, being vulnerable, putting your- self out there at the risk of failing. The scariest part is working so, so hard for something and then it not paying off. But that almost doesn’t even matter to me anymore. Making the album was the best experience of my life.”
On the perils of Hollywood: “All the bad things you hear are definitely true. This town will chew you up and spit you out. The mindset of an actor is always thinking five steps ahead. It can change at the drop of a dime.”
And the fight usually goes something like “Why are we featuring this one? It’s just a bunch of ‘pretty girl’ pictures.” To which the response is usually – and this is just a paraphrase, mind you, “You shut your whore mouth and do what I tell you. ” In that respect, we’re a lot like the Vogue offices, in terms of general atmosphere and forms of address.
But the looks are funky-cute and appropriate, since she’s got some sort of country music album dropping. We’re digging the Ronstadt-esque Cowgirl Chic thing going on – although that D&G skirt is insane. We guess this editorial stood out because these clothes seem like an expression of something she’s trying to get across about herself. They’re not just generically fabulous or weirdly over-sexualized. To call it “real woman” might be overstating it, since we’re still firmly entrenched in the fantasy world of the average fashion editorial, but at least you get the sense that there’s an actual person underneath that finery.
[Photo Credit: Jason Kim for FLARE Magazine, IMAXTree, style.com]