Proving she has grown into a beautiful young woman, Taylor Swift was chosen to cover the December/January 2012-2013 issue of Harper’s Bazaar magazine.
Dressing up in designer garb from the likes of Louis Vuitton and Prada, the 22-year-old singer looked stunning for the Paola Kudacki shot front page while opening up about everything from dating to her favorite thing to wear:
On why a dress is her go-to outfit:
“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 what she craves in a relationship:
“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. 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 having to adjust her life because of fame:
“What I had to learn to do, in order to maintain a general happiness in my life, was to stop reading everything, and then it gets really bad if you go through a breakup and those blogs have these polls asking, ‘Who should they date next?’ And you’re just sitting there staring at the laptop bawling. But you can live in a normal world where a breakup is just a breakup if you don’t expose yourself to what’s being speculated about yourself. That’s where I live now.”