Australian singer Lorde is the cover girl for Teen Vogue’s May 2014 issue. Photographed by Gregory Harris, the 17-year-old pop star wears a noticably new look for her makeup as she forgoes her usual dark plum lipstick for a peach coloured one. On the cover she wears an autumnal look from Marc by Marc Jacob’s fall 2014 collection.
In the issue she talks about her boyish style, opens up about her overnight success, industry expectations, unique style and her childhood.
On her lifestyle adjustments: “Living in New Zealand, you don’t get these experiences,” she brings up. “I spent so much time in my room before. My life is so wild right now. For me to be able to do something I really enjoy and for that to get me out in the world—to South America, to here, to London—every day I kick myself, I’m so lucky.”
On her distinctive style: “There are a lot of expectations in this industry about looking a certain way and having a certain kind of appeal,” she says. “I am feminine, but I really love dressing in boys’ clothes too. I guess that’s why I get labeled as ‘the grumpy girl,’ because I don’t play into that.”
On her child-hood: “I was friends with all the boys and kind of bratty, nerdy, and quiet. I was probably really obnoxious to hang out with.