We love this cover of her on Paper Magazine April 2014 issue. The British singer-songwriter and actress is gorgeous with her signature bold and fierce red lipstick on the cover of the magazine. She wears a dress by Alexander Wang, crowns by Jennifer Behr and a choker by Eddie Borgo.
The Roc-Nation singer was shot by photographer Harper Smith and styled by Solange Franklin. In the magazine spread she is seen is beautiful outfits by high fashion brands Alexander Wang, Jennifer Behr, Eddie Borgo, Miu Miu, Marc Jacob, Dior and much more. We love the vintage look of the photoshoot.
She opens up to her friend and BBC Radio 1 DJ, Nick Grimshaw on walking at Milan Fashion Week, being friends with supermodel Naomi Campbell, her upcoming album, being a popstar, and advice from Jay-Z. Below are some highlights:
Yeah, me and Naomi Campbell are like best friends… No, I’m joking. She’s so cute. She was looking after me at the [Philipp Plein] show. I was really nervous because I felt fat — everyone was so skinny and tall. So she gave me a pep talk and walked me in. Then we ended up having drinks by the bar and she was being really cool.
Were you always experimenting with fashion looks when you were younger?
I was always messing around. I had everything at my beck and call in my mom’s room, so I was playing dress-up all the time and putting on shows. My mom would tell me to shut up, already, and I would never shut up.
Let’s talk about your new album. This is your US debut. How does that make you feel? When I am doing the radio show and I think of pop stars I think of international pop stars, like Rihanna, Beyoncé… and Rita! What’s it like when you go to America?
Ooh that’s good because that’s who I want to be when I grow up. Conquering America for a UK artist is incredible because that’s what everybody wants and dreams about. And I guess it’s the same for the US acts; they’d like to crack the UK. The accomplishment is dominating a market which you aren’t familiar with. So yeah, I am a bit nervous. I am a bit scared, I’ll be honest, but I am so fuckin’ excited because the tour we’re doing is going to be so fucking massive. I just can’t wait for it because we have so much more to play with now. The first tour was obviously just me and the band and I was new and now I’m new again, but in another part of the world and we have dancers and loads of decorations and things you’ve never seen before. I don’t want to give too much away but it’s like a completely different planet.