Lorde’s Teen Vogue Cover: Talks Newfound Fame, Lifestyle Adjustments + More

Lorde is STUNNING on Teen Vogue’s May cover. The 17-year-old ditched the dark lips and went for a more bronzy, glowing, summertime look. Inside the issue Ella Yelich-O’Connor (Lorde’s real name) opens up about her overnight success, industry expectations, unique style and her childhood.

On her lifestyle adjustments: “Living in New Zealand, you don’t get these experiences,” she brings up. “I spent so much time in my room before. My life is so wild right now. For me to be able to do something I really enjoy and for that to get me out in the world—to South America, to here, to London—every day I kick myself, I’m so lucky.”

On her distinctive style: “There are a lot of expectations in this industry about looking a certain way and having a certain kind of appeal,” she says. “I am feminine, but I really love dressing in boys’ clothes too. I guess that’s why I get labeled as ‘the grumpy girl,’ because I don’t play into that.”

On her child-hood: “I was friends with all the boys and kind of bratty, nerdy, and quiet. I was probably really obnoxious to hang out with.

Take a look in the gallery below with pics from Lorde’s Teen Vogueshoot! To read the full story head to your newstands on April 29th when the May issue hits the stands!

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