It was only a matter of time before Taylor Swift landed her first British Vogue cover.
The 24-year-old singer appeared on the US edition of the magazine back in 2012 and with her recent style transformation (Swift was named People's best dressed of 2014 last month) plus a new album to promote, it comes as no surprise to see her pretty, pastel-themed picture brightening up the November issue.
In her interview with Jo Ellison, Swift explains why she chose to leave her country roots behind her when making her latest album, 1989.
"This time around I've chosen the brave and bold way of going about things," she said. "Because with this album I've completely changed the sound of everything I've done until now. So it's interesting to not be afraid of that. You know, I don't want to hurt people's feelings, I don't want to betray Nashville, whatever, but essentially it comes down to challenging yourself as an artist."
Despite the constant boyfriend rumours, Swift is also keen to point out that dating isn't a priority.
"Dating or finding someone is the last thing on my mind, because I can't picture how it could work with the way my life is," she added. "I don't know how a guy is supposed to walk next to his girlfriend when there are 20 men with cameras, and he can't protect his girlfriend because that's the life she chose. I just don't see how it could work, so I don't think about it, and I kind of run from it when it presents itself."