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Lorde loves to dumpster dive, of course

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Lorde is a way kewl teenager who’s super alternative and wise beyond her years. She’s bizarre, she’s rather frightening to watch perform live  – and yes, she’s talented. With all this in mind, it should come as no shock to anyone that she really loves dumpster diving. After all, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure – that’s what my Pop Pop used to tell me!

From The Telegraph:

Has she treated herself to anything extravagant yet? The question seems almost beyond her ken.

“See, I’m boring because my favourite thing to do is trawl the inorganics. Do you have inorganics here?”

This, it transpires, is a New Zealand reuse/recycling initiative: a period each year when everyone clears out their old televisions, sofas, suitcases, clothes. “It stays on the street for a few days and then it’s collected and put into a landfill somewhere. But people drive around and go through other people’s household rubbish. And, honestly, I’ve gotten amazing furniture, shoes, hats, jackets.”

She’s done this since she was famous?

“I did this three weeks ago! Recognised every single time. So embarrassing!” she says, laughing. Apparently even superstar teenagers – no matter how preternaturally wise and cool – can be mortified.

It’s embarrassing when you’re a little kid and your family is into dumpster diving. My grandparents made a living and were able to retire early because of their dumpster diving/antiques dealing. However, she CHOOSES to do this, so what’s embarrassing about it?

I also hate the whole, “Oh, LOL, I’m so boring! I don’t really like famous things!” that some of these celebs are into. No, you’re not boring, you’re a normal human being doing normal human things. I would find major Hollywood events and clubbing and drugging night after night boring, so…

Anyway, there you have it: Lorde loves finding free shit in other people’s trash. Yahoo!

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Lorde covers Jeremih’s ‘Don’t Tell ‘Em’ in BBC Radio 1′s Live Lounge

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I really liked Lorde‘s debut album and I really like what she represents in music. I like that sick burn she gave to Dipshit Diplo yesterday. I like that she doesn’t give a fuuuuuuck what you and I might think of her. One thing I do not like? Her “dancing”. It’s so distracting! In theory it’s great, because she’s totally into it, doing her thing, getting her groove on, clearly not caring whether she looks like she might be having a seizure. That’s awesome and she should keep doing her. But from a viewing standpoint, I have to turn off any visual of her in order not to ruin the sound – and the sound is pretty awesome in this case.

Lorde stopped by to visit Annie Mac in BBC Radio 1′s Live Lounge yesterday, where she covered Jeremih’s ‘Don’t Tell ‘Em’ and did a pretty amazing version of it. I’m not sure why she’s dressed like it’s mid-summer in a crop top when it’s the middle of November, but again, let your freak flag fly, girl! Be a free spirit!

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

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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

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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

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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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