Swift was shot by legendary fashion photographer Mario Testino. On the cover, Swift looks sporty but sexy wearing a pink Miu Miu jacket with a knitted blue dress. Swift’s makeup is definitely heavier than we’re used to seeing but it adds to her sex appeal for the shoot. She ditched her signature red lips and makeup artist Val Garland went with a pink shade, while outlining Swift’s baby blue eyes with black eyeliner, allowing the color to really pop. Her hair is also completely different, as stylist James Pecis decided to pull Swift’s hair back and add a wavy texture to it. All in all, for her first British Vogue cover, Swift pretty much killed it.
And while her looks could kill, the singer opened up to the glossy and revealed that even though she is known for wearing her heart on her sleeve, she definitely isn’t thinking about dating. “Dating or finding someone is the last thing on my mind,” she said. “I can’t picture how it could work with the way my life is. I don’t know how a guy is supposed to walk next to his girlfriend when there are 20 men with cameras, and he can’t protect his girlfriend because that’s the life she chose.”
But as for her music, yeah, she’s 100% dedicated. “This time around I’ve chosen the brave and bold way of going about things,” she said. “Because with this album I’ve completely changed the sound of everything I’ve done until now. So it’s interesting to not be afraid of that. You know, I don’t want to hurt people’s feelings, I don’t want to betray Nashville, whatever, but essentially it comes down to challenging yourself as an artist.”
We’re all on board with Swift taking a little break from the dudes and focusing instead on the grooves. Head over to British Vogue for more information.