Whether we like it or not, it seems the rock chick look Taylor Momsen is forcing down our throats is here to stay for a while.
This is evident in her Teen Vogue September 2009 editorial shot by Patrick Demarchelier.
I’m surprised they didn’t soften her like they did with Miley Cyrus. Instead they played up to the moody teenager Jenny Humphrey she plays in Gossip Girl, dressing her in edgy looks and accessorizing with studded bracelets and necklaces.
My favourite look is the Gucci Fall 2009 look below, but that picture only appears in the outtakes.
In her interview Taylor shares that she’s been acting professionally for more than a decade, yet music has always been her first passion. She recorded most of her album before signing a deal with Interscope.
“I wanted to have it all done so I could say, ‘Here’s who I am, either you like it or you don’t.’” As for her writing process, she holds nothing back admitting, “My lyrics are my diary—you’re hearing every detail on my life.”
Here are some more extracts from her interview:
On relating to other teens: “I live a very adult life: I have two different careers; I’m on tour. What am I going to do, hang out with the high school kids? I just can’t relate to what they talk about—it seems so petty.
On high school: “I found it kind of boring. I’m an artist; I’m not going to use trigonometry.”
On Gossip Girl: “I love being on the show—I hope it goes on for a couple more years. But as for the future, I don’t know. I’m at a point now where I’m not doing anything just for money or fame.”
On her updated look: “I know people were a little, um, taken aback. But it wasn’t me that changed—it was just that I decided to start being myself. Now I do my own makeup, my own hair, and dress myself, and it feels better.”
On dating older guys: “I’m not going to date someone who’s sixteen. Boys are so much less mature than girls as it is; there’s just no way—I would eat a boy my age alive.”
Not the best role model for teens me thinks.
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