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Florence Welch Talks Fashion, Hair Dye, and Karl Lagerfeld to Marie Claire

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And guys? I’m sad to say that Florence is kind of self-absorbed and silly throughout the entire interview, name-dropping when she can and telling everyone who’ll listen that “regular clothes” (as opposed to high-end haute couture) just don’t “go” with her face, and how she doesn’t recognize herself without her trademark fake red hair. As much as I like Florence’s music, this interview kind of makes me sad for her, and for her superfans, too, since they probably thought she was this, like, highly evolved, enlightened being full of light and love and selflessness.

From Marie Claire, Florence on—of course—Karl Lagerfeld:

“I ended up scrapbooking with Karl!” she laughs, recalling a later photoshoot with Lagerfeld. “We were discussing Art Deco painters, and suddenly he started ripping things out of books in his library and sticking things together with Pritt Stick glue.”

And then Florence on hair, immature romance, and clothes:

Between the fiery red mop (“I’m a lifer now—I’ve tried going back to brown, but I don’t recognize myself”) and her assertion that she looks strange in casual clothes (“My face isn’t right for them”), Welch is like catnip to designers. The wardrobe for her last U.S. summer tour was created by none other than Frida Giannini for Gucci. But Welch brings her own dramatic flair to the stunning pieces. “I’ve got a teenager’s sense of romanticism,” she says. “Like when you’re 15 and you think, Oh, I could just die!”

Last, we have Florence talking about—what else?—herself:

“I’m completely in love with the world but also terrified of it. It creates some overwhelming feelings. Wanting to battle out that joy and fear is part of my music. In the beginning I was a lot younger, drunker, and more glib. I’ve learned not to hide behind a veil of irony—to talk about my work in a more honest way.”

So. You guys yet convinced that there’s not a single actor, actress, or musician left alive who isn’t completely obsessed and enamored by themselves? Good God, y’all. Remember when I said long, long ago that Florence Welch could do no wrong? I lied, I guess. This interview rubbed me all sorts of wrong ways.

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  • It honestly never occurred to me that Florence could be anything other than completely wonderful. In other words, :'(

  • Um… she said her face wasn’t right for “casual” clothes, which I take to mean jeans and t-shirts, not that she can’t possibly deign to wear any less than the very best.

    Also, what’s wrong with considering yourself a “lifer” when it comes to being a bottle red-head? Lots of fake blondes do it and no one bats an eye.

    Also, it’s an interview. People ask her questions about herself, and she answers questions about herself.

    Honestly, Sarah, every time you write an article it makes me like you less and less. You seem like a real judgmental cow who has a very unhealthy fixation on weight and appearance.

  • Don’t worry, Sarah, ten years from now Florence will re-read this article and cringe! Meanwhile, let’s all just listen to her sing.

  • I’m so sorry but reading this makes me livid, i’ve seen florence a lot and when i did she’s genuinely wonderful presence to Be around.
    Do us all a favor a shut up.

  • Ya shes gong to talk about herself since you know ITS AN INTERVIEW!!! Really your just a judgemental jealous cow.

  • Are you just a real jealous cow as someone said, or just trying to find a subject for silly article, instead of finding something really important to write about… I don know… I go for both! Shut the f*** up and find something of talent to do! If you have talent for anything.