Taylor Swift stuns on the cover of Elle UK’s April 2019 edition, modelling the likes of Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Pamela Mann, with an accompanying essay about the ability of music to transport you into your memories, and the importance of people connecting to pop.
“I love writing songs because I love preserving memories, like putting a picture frame around a feeling you once had. I like to use nostalgia as inspiration when I’m writing songs for the same reason I like to take photographs. I like to be able to remember the extremely good and extremely bad times,” Taylor says.
Taylor wears head-to-toe Miu Miu:
“The fun challenge of writing a pop song is squeezing those evocative details into the catchiest melodic cadence you can possibly think of. I thrive on the challenge of sprinkling personal mementos and shreds of reality into a genre of music that is universally known for being, well, universal.”
Taylor models a top and sorts from J.W. Anderson, with shoes from Loeffler Randall:
“I think these days, people are reaching out for connection and comfort in the music they listen to. We like being confided in and hearing someone say, ‘this is what I went through” as proof to us that we can get through our own struggles.
We actually do NOT want our pop music to be generic. I think a lot of music lovers want some biographical glimpse into the world of our narrator, a hole in the emotional walls people put up around themselves to survive.”
Taylor lounges in a Mugler jacket, Versace dress and pair of Balenciaga sandals: