The 22-year-old musician opened up about love, fame, bad boys, living in the public eye, and more. Check it:
On one of her fave culinary specialties: “I make raspberry jam. When I was younger we had a grape arbor, and my mom would go out and pick grapes and make grape jam in the sink—boil it, put it in jars, and give it away as gifts. So I started making raspberry jam, and it is so good. You can put it on anything; you can dip pretzels into it. I don’t mean to brag, but it’s so good you could just eat it with a spoon.”
On falling in love: “I don’t think there’s an option for me to fall in love slowly, or at medium speed. I either do or I don’t. I don’t think it through, really, which is a good thing and a bad thing. You don’t look before you leap, which is like, ‘Yay, this is awesome! Let’s not think twice!’ And then you’re like, ‘We used to be flying. Now we’re falling. What’s happening?’”
On the difficulty of living in the public eye: “I don’t know necessarily how much privacy I’m entitled to, but I know I don’t get much of it. At the same time, I asked for this. I could be playing in a coffee house. I’d be happy doing that, [but] not as happy, probably. Knowing that people are going to hear the music I make is the most amazing feeling. Knowing that there are dudes waiting outside my house with cameras, hiding in the bushes, is a less awesome feeling.
EDIT: I’ve added HQ Screencaps of Taylor in the video above. Check them out in the gallery – link is below. Enjoy!
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.”
Check out Taylor recieving her VEVOcertified award.
Check out Taylor’s interview with VEVO about making music videos.
Taylor Swift is collaborating with America’s Next Top Model judge, Nigel Barker on a photo book.
The country singer was pictured over one whole day by the renowned photographer, as they travelled around southern California. The results? An extensive book called 8 Hours/Taylor Swift.
“She’s not necessarily known for her sex appeal, but she is someone who is emerging in a way that I’ve never seen. You’ll see her transform from a young girl into this rock and roll superstar, totally in your face,” Nigel told Entertainment Weekly.
“It’s unbelievable how she’s changed and, of course, how the music is changing and evolving. She’s one to watch.”
The reality show judge also praised Taylor for being professional throughout the photoshoot, saying, “photographing one of the most famous pop icons of our time could have been a challenge, but working with Taylor was like a dream sequence. In one day, we managed to shoot an entire book’s worth of images and multiple short films.”
We’ve got to say that is pretty impressive! 8 Hours/Taylor Swift is due to be published for a limited time from November 12, sold exclusively at Sony stores around the U.S.
As Taylor Swift herself describes, Alan Carr is “the fun guy” — AKA the guy who gets our favorite pop stars to loosen up and share info we don’t get from them on talk show appearances domestically. Unfortunately, Taylor didn’t cut all that loose, turning down an adult beverage in favor of an energy drink. And here we were hoping that she might get wasted and spill who every one of her songs is about.
Taylor did get a little candid, at least, dishing on her “type” and how “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” came together. (Without spilling who it’s about.)
As always, Chatty Alan lived up to his name and got a good chat out of the country songbird.
Check out the video below of Taylor on the show:
The MTV EMA’s have now finished, and Taylor won three of the five categories she was nominated for! She won in the following categories: Best Female, Best Live, and Best Look! She also performed “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” during the show. Congratulatons Taylor! I’ve added some HQ images to the gallery, and I’ll keep adding as they come in. I’ve also posted some videos below so check them out.
Lana Del Ray presenting Taylor with ‘Best Female’ Award.
Red Carpet Interview
So last week, Taylor was interviewed for a WHOLE episode on Katie. I’ve added thousands of screencaps from the show, and you can watch part 1 below. Head to YouTube to watch the rest. Enjoy!
Taylor will be on the Ellen Degeneres Show tomorrow, and here’s a sneak peek of the ‘interview’. As you know, Taylor scares easy, so Ellen asked her to go down the Haunted Hallway. It’s hilarious – check it out below and tune in tomorrow for Taylor’s interview.
Taylor was on Good Morning America on the 22nd to release ‘Red’ and I’ve pasted the interview below. I’ve also uploaded HD screencaps to the gallery and the link is below. Enjoy!
On being a hopeless romantic: “Even after it explodes into a million pieces and burns down and you’re standing in a pile of the ash of what it once was thinking, ‘Why did I have to meet this person, why did this have to happen?’ But then, when you make eye contact with someone across the room and it clicks and, bam, you’re there. In love again.”
The guys she dates know what they’re getting into: “Well… it’s not like it’s in fine print, but music is absolutely everything that I am and everything that I stand for. It’s not my fault if someone gets into a relationship with me and then cheats and I write a song about it.”
On wanting a *big* family of her own: “[My] money will be really good for sending my kids to college some day – or maybe I’ll have a few more kids than I thought. I want a bunch of them running around, minimum four.
On the lessons of love: “I think I have to trust that you end up with the person you’re supposed to end up with, and that everything in between is there to teach you stuff. Plus it makes for great stories when you’re older.”