Taylor Swift Is Killing It On The Cover Of Vanity Fair

Taylor Swift has graced the cover of so many magazines around the world, it’s pretty much impossible to keep track, but when her face is splashed across the cover of a publication as iconic and chic as Vanity fair, there’s more than enough reason to sit up and take notice.

For the past year Taylor has been having the time of her life. Aside from having the top selling album of 2014, crafting the coolest girl gang one could only wish for, falling into a new relationship with Calvin Harris, and having the kind of arena tour thousands of music artists would kill for, topping it off with a Vanity Fair cover story makes it all perfectly mint.

Shot by famed photographer, Mario Testino, Taylor is simply outfitted in a white blouse, black pants and finely tailored blazer, accessorized with a satin loose bow tie, and dazzling earrings. With blonde extensions clipped in, it’s now weird to see the pop mega-star with locks longer than her, now signature, shoulder grazing lob.

In her interview, Taylor get’s candid about hot topics in her life, like, her sorority-esque squad, standing up to Apple, how she got the media to stop labeling her as a desperate serial dater.

On her friends…

“I do not give an edited version of myself to my friends. [And] anytime I read one of those tabloid articles that says, ‘A source close to Swift says,’ it’s always incorrect. None of my friends are talking, and they know everything.”

On standing up to Apple…

“My fears were that I would be looked at as someone who just whines and rants about this thing that no one else is really ranting about.”

On getting the medis to stop bullying her love life…

“I think that I just decided if [the media] was going to say that about me, that I was boy-crazy and so dependent on men and all that, I wasn’t going to give them a reason to say that anymore, and I wasn’t going to be seen around any men for years—so that’s what I did,” she says. “And what ended up happening was I became happier than I had ever been before.”