Taylor Swift graces the cover of the February issue of Vogue and is officially the first country singer to appear on the cover of the magazine. She wears a floppy Carly Simon hat with smoky eyes, choppy bangs and a celery-and-periwinkle cable knit sweater. The Vogue magazine cover with Taylor Swift was shot by Peruvian fashion photographer Mario Testino.
In the Febuary issue of Vogue, Taylor Swift talks about her fourth album and how she got inspiration from a past heartbreak relationship, as she does with most her songs. “There’s just been this earth-shattering, not recent, but absolute crash-and-burn heartbreak, and that will turn out to be what the next album is about. The only way that I can feel better about myself—pull myself out of that awful pain of losing someone—is writing songs about it to get some sort of clarity. I have red flags now.”
When Taylor Swift was asked if she’s in a relationship currently she responded with, “I got nothing going on! I just don’t really! I just don’t really feel like dating. I really have this great life right now, and I’m not sad and I’m not crying this Christmas, so I am really stoked about that.”
What did Taylor Swift learn about her past relationships? She answers, “If someone doesn’t seem to want to get to know me as a person but instead seems to have kind of bought into the whole idea of me and he approves of my Wikipedia page? And falls in love based on zero hours spent with me? That’s maybe something to be aware of. That will fade fast. You can’t be in love with a Google search.”
It’s no secret that if you are a celebrity you need security around you. Taylor Swift talked about how some guys don’t understand why she would need security around her. She says, “If a dude is threatened by the fact that I need security, if they make me feel like I am some sort of princessy diva; that’s a bad sign. I don’t have security to make myself look cool, or like I have an entourage. I have security because there’s a file of stalkers who want to take me home and chain me to a pipe in their basement.”
She also added that some guys that she has dated has talked her down to make them feel better. “If you need to put me down a lot in order to level the playing field or something? If you are threatened by some part of what I do and want to cut me down to size in order to make it even? That won’t work either.” She added, “I think I am smart unless I am really, really in love, and then I am ridiculously stupid.”
Taylor Swift has dated Joe Jonas, actor Taylor Lautner and reportedly John Mayer. Although she doesn’t say which songs are about whom, it’s believed that her “Forever and Always” was about Joe Jonas and “Dear John” was written about John Mayer.
Taylor Swift is thrilled to have the live she has dreamt of. She says, “This is what I’ve wanted to do my whole life. It never freaks me out. Never. Ever, but you know what does freak me out? When is the other shoe going to drop? I am so happy right now. So I am always living in fear. This can’t be real, right? This can’t really be my life.”
The February issue of Vogue hits stands Jan. 24.