Country singer Taylor Swift sparkles on the cover of the November 2012 issue for Glamour US wearing a Burberry London tank, Dior skirt and belt and a Tiffany & Co. diamond bracelet.

The rest of her editorial, which was shot by Ellen von Unwerth, sees her wearing Jill Stuart, Marc Jacobs and Erin by Erin Fetherston.

With her new album ‘Red’ in stores October 22nd, a huge tour expected in 2013, plus a lot of tabloid attention surrounding her recent romance with Conor Kennedy, Taylor is firmly in the spotlight.

In the magazine, which hits newsstands nationwide on October 9th, she opens up about her career, her friends, and her own latest “love story”.

Here are some extracts from her Glamour US interview.

On the importance of having girlfriends: “They are so important in my life right now. I’m the kind of girl who needs to tell her friends everything. I’ve developed this really close-knit group of girls. Two of my close friends are bandmates.”

On her friendship with Emma Stone and Selena Gomez: “I met Emma when I was 17, and I met Selena when I was 18. So they’ve experienced all of this with me, and they’ve also experienced their own amazing success, and somehow through all of it, we’ve stayed close.”

On being misunderstood: “I think some people think it’s just apple pie and sunshine and sprinkles and ponies. Which is just funny. But I never feel the need to go out and make some grand statement that I’m dark and twisty and complicated, because I’m not that either. It’s just not as simple as ponies and rainbows, though I do love ponies and rainbows.”

On if she is wary of people using her for her fame and money: I think you can tell who’s a good person to be around, who makes you laugh, who’s fun, whom you can trust. And, yes, you’re going to get burned a few times, but I’d really rather get burned a few times than sit alone in that house with the curtains drawn. So God forbid this person you’re hanging out with gets a bit of validation out of the fact you’re famous. Is that the worst-case scenario? You know, it doesn’t seem that bad.

Credit: Glamour US