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Lorde: 'I'm Proof' That There Are Few Limits on What Can Be Achieved

Lorde: 'I'm Proof' That There Are Few Limits on What Can Be Achieved

Lorde glitters in Dolce&Gabbana on the cover of Fashion magazine’s May 2014 issue, on newsstands April 14.

Here’s what the 17-year-old Grammy winner had to share with the mag:

On kids today: “I think young people have changed the way we view pop culture…we now have this discerning power. We all have Tumblers, we curate imagery every day. We can sniff out bullsh*t faster.”

On industry stereotypes: “I’m drawn to women who aren’t painted in history as sweet figures. Patti Smith was prickly. She was frustrated. She didn’t take people’s sh*t. There’s no better music idol for young women, because there is a lot of pressure for us to be really positive all the time. Every photo shoot I do, I get asked for big smiles, and I shouldn’t have to be that way.”

On accomplishing anything early: “There are very few limits on what can be achieved by anyone of any age, living anywhere and of any race, because of the web…I’m proof of that.”

For more from Lorde, visit FashionMagazine.com.

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9 Responses to “Lorde: 'I'm Proof' That There Are Few Limits on What Can Be Achieved”

  1. 1
    SaadGKhan Says:

    Damn she looks stunning for the first time . . . Gorgeous

  2. 2
    Tasneem Says:

    she’s amazing. love her. so unique.

  3. 3
    JustSayin Says:

    It’s “tumblrs,” not “tumblers” :)

  4. 4
    Sayer Says:

    Wasn’t this 35-yr-old looking woman just complaining about photoshopping?

  5. 5
    Ap Says:

    lovely cover but not a fan of Lorde

  6. 6
    Cate Says:

    She looks lovely.

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    mal Says:

    LOL @Sayer — I find it hard to believe she is still in her teens myself. What I’m wondering though is why she chose this magazine — seriously, who buys Fashion Magazine. I get it free in my mailbox for some reason but it always ends up in my blue box.

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    spirit7 Says:

    She certainly seems mature for your age. I do like her

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    Joelle Says:

    Why is she even doing photo shoots since she is so evolved? She’s another Kristen Stewart who claims to be so above the fray, but she’s hip deep in it doing what everyone else is doing. Lorde isn’t special or unique, she can’t even see what she is. Teens may be able to sniff out bull$hit ( I doubt it since they listen to HER), but they still wallow in it. I’d take her more seriously if her actions matched her words. Why is she even doing photo shoots if it’s such a drudge to smile, not that she’s smiling on that cover.

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