Taylor Swift is looking gorgeous on the January cover of British Vogue Magazine.

 

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A new decade, are you ready for it? @TaylorSwift certainly is, ushering in the ’20s wearing archive @ChanelOfficial on the January cover of #BritishVogue. For the new issue, the queen of pop spent time with the king of musical theatre @AndrewLloydWebber, to discuss working together on the soon-to-be-released #CatsMovie, Swift’s journey from farm to fame, and what comes next for the singer-songwriter. Click the link in bio for @Edward_Enninful’s editor’s letter, and read the full interview in the new issue, on newsstands Friday 6 December. #TaylorSwift wears archive @ChanelOfficial. Photographed by @CraigMcDeanStudio and styled by @Edward_Enninful, with hair by @GuidoPalau, colourist @VictoriaHunter, make-up by @PatMcGrathReal, nails by @MegumiYamamotoNYC and set design by @MaryHoward_SetDesign.

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Talking with legendary Andrew Lloyd Webber in British Vogue’s cover story, Taylor opens up about her 10-year career and how important it is to be involved with her music, every step of the way.  Taylor explains, “I think [writing] is really important — also from the side of ownership over what you do and make.  Even if you aren’t a natural writer, you should try to involve yourself in the messages you’re sending.”

Andrew, who is the composer behind the musical Cats, asked Taylor how she felt about adding acting to her list of talents, “When I was younger, I used to get questions like, ‘Where do you see yourself in 10 years?’ I’d try to answer. As I get older, I’m learning that wisdom is learning how dumb you are compared to how much you are going to know.”

 

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“I worked as hard as I could, reached out to as many people as I could to make sure I got meetings with publishing companies and labels. They didn’t come about very easily, but once I got in the room I’d just get out my guitar and play for them.” @TaylorSwift was just 18 when her song “Love Story” became a global hit. As she makes her welcome return to #BritishVogue, the star opens up to @AndrewLloydWebber about nurturing her talent from a young age, and relishing the rewards of global stardom. Click the link in bio for @Edward_Enninful’s editor’s letter, and read the full interview in the new issue, on newsstands Friday 6 December. #TaylorSwift photographed by @CraigMcDeanStudio and styled by @Edward_Enninful, with hair by @GuidoPalau, colourist @VictoriaHunter, make-up by @PatMcGrathReal, nails by @MegumiYamamotoNYC, and set design by @MaryHoward_SetDesign.

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Taylor, who plays the character of Bombalurina in the upcoming Cats movie shares, “I really had an amazing time with Cats.  I think I loved the weirdness of it. I loved how I felt I’d never get another opportunity to be like this in my life.”  Cats will hit theatres on December 20!

And when Andrew asked, “Am I right in thinking you approached ‘Lover’ and its recording just as though you were giving live performances?”  Taylor says, “So a lot of that album is nearly whole takes. When you perform live, you’re narrating and you’re getting into the story and you’re making faces that are ugly and you’re putting a different meaning on a song every you perform it.”

 

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“I was going to high school during the day and doing my songwriting sessions at night. It was a double life. I’d be writing notes in class, and my teachers never knew if they were notes for my class or if I’d gotten an idea for a song.” #BritishVogue’s January 2020 cover star @TaylorSwift’s lyrics provided the soundtrack to the last decade, and influenced an entire generation. Read her interview with @AndrewLloydWebber and see the story in full in the January 2020 issue of #BritishVogue, on newsstands Friday 6 December. #TaylorSwift photographed by @CraigMcDeanStudio and styled by @Edward_Enninful, with hair by @GuidoPalau, colourist @VictoriaHunter, make-up by @PatMcGrathReal, nails by @MegumiYamamotoNYC and set design by @MaryHoward_SetDesign.

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