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Lorde: “I Don’t See A Female Without Clothing As A Terrible Influence.”


Lorde has some thoughts on Rihanna and on women who dress provocatively, and unlike Bindi Irwin, who thinks girls should “cover up”, Lorde’s got no problem with it. Here’s what she had to say, via Huffington Post:

“She’s [Rihanna] just magnetic. You can’t not look at Rihanna. I would buy anything Rihanna sold me,” she said. “The way Rihanna embodies being a sexual woman feels very ‘her.’ I don’t think she wears Swarovski crystals to please other people. I think she wears them because she’s like: ‘I feel amazing. You better look. I’m obviously the best-looking thing in this room.’ She’s so fearless and confident. I just love her.”

“People should stop worrying about their daughters,” she continued. “I don’t see a female without clothing as a terrible influence. There are worse things. Shooting people. Glorifying violence …”

Do you think Lorde has her priorities straight? Not that we’re pitting the two against each other, but which one’s views are you more likely to agree with on the topic: Lorde’s or Bindi Irwin’s?

I gotta say, I think Rihanna’s fashion sense is just awful, but hey, maybe that’s just me.

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Lorde goes glam on the cover of ‘Teen Vogue’

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Lorde may not be your typical fashion magazine cover star, but she does look pretty glam on the May cover of Teen Vogue. In the issue, she talks about how she’s feminine, sure, but she’s also a giant tomboy and loves wearing boy clothes.

When it comes to her usual appearance, Lorde is the first to admit that her style is on the plainer side. Although she understands there are “expectations in [the] industry about looking a certain way,” Lorde tells the mag she prefers her tomboy look.

“I am feminine,” she tells the mag, “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.”

Nice. Personally, I think the whole idea of “boys clothes” and all of that has gone down the drain in recent years because the tomboy look IS actually the height of fashion and has been feminized and all of that, but I guess I’m picking up what she’s putting down.

I know I’ve said before that I find Lorde occasionally obnoxious, but the more I think about it, I do really appreciate the alternative she provides for the teen girls that look up to her. She’s pretty great, in that sense.

Lorde is obsessed with Instagram


Surprise! Teenagers like social media!! Lorde may be a worldwide superstar now, but she’s still a 17-year-old who’s obsessed with her phone – and in particular, with scrolling down her Instagram feed to see cute pictures of puppies.

“I’m kind of cruising Instagram every hour or so, it’s the one I check back to when I’m bored.”

So… like everyone else does, then? Seriously, who doesn’t pick up their phone and scroll down their social network of choice when nothing’s going on?

Instagram’s probably my choice, as well, just because I’m a visual person and people talk too much bullshit on Twitter. Tumblr is a good time waster, as well. Let’s use Lorde as a discussion catalyst!

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Lorde isn’t really into Photoshop


Lorde is a pretty obnoxious kid sometimes, unfortunately. It happens – she’s 17 and thinks she knows everything about the world, but then didn’t we all at that age? However, she is pretty cool and mature for her age sometimes and her music is pretty good, so I was pretty pleased when she spoke out about Photoshopping on her Twitter page the other day.

Apparently someone took some photos of her during a recent concert and did some handy dandy editing to make her skin look nicer. That’s sweet and all, but Lorde embraces her imperfections and decided to put up an un-retouched photo alongside it to let her fans know that “flaws are okay”!

That’s pretty great of her. Stars are used to Photoshop and they depend on it to make them look superhuman, so it’s great to see that not everyone tries to fool people into thinking that’s what they look like in real life. Get it, Lorde!

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Pic of the Day: Lorde meets a seal pup

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Lorde was performing in Massachusetts on Friday at the Orpheum Theatre, but before that, she headed over to the New England Aquarium to get up close and personal with some of the animals, including Kit the fur seal pup. She also got to feed penguins some lettuce. Don’t you wish you were a celebrity? Not even being facetious here. I WANNA FEED THE PENGUINS!

She also took the following pic of some jellies:


… and this caption:

“Jellies at the New England Aquarium, where we took a tour this morning – staff are lovely/knowledgeable and all the sea life looks really well cared for.”

Isn’t it nice when Lorde approves of your professional facility? Sigh, I’m just being mean because I’m jealous I’m not meeting that seal :(

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Lorde’s releasing her own MAC collection


Lorde is a lot of things: precocious, obnoxious, a bit up herself, kinda overrated (though the album was good-ish, I’ll admit that), a little bit scary… but here’s one thing she isn’t, really: known for her amazing look. I mean, I guess some people want to look like Lorde, but her style is sorta ’90s goth meets Edward Scizzorhands, which I guess are sorta one in the same.

In any case, I bring this all up because soon, you’ll have your own chance to look just like Lorde, as she’s working on MAC (the makeup company, for the fellas and uninitiated ladies out there) to release her own collection come summer. Because nothing says summer like black lipstick and scary finger dip thingies or whatever she was doing at the Grammys.

What do you think? Worth it?

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Best And Worst Celebrity Looks Of The Week!



Welcome back to Best and Worst Celebrity Looks of the Week! If you’re looking for a Grammy’s fashion post, here it is.

Let’s take a look at what celebs were wearing this week and dub a “winner” for BEST, WORST, and WTF.

Hint: Jared Leto is a big contender for "WTF." Full outfit in the post!

Hint: Jared Leto is a big contender for “WTF.” Full outfit in the post!

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