Taylor Swift stars on the cover of ELLE US’s April 2019 issue and opens up in a letter entitled “30 Things I Learned Before Turning 30.” Taylor opens up about everything from learning to block out the noise to get to know someone before jumping into a relationship.
On her biggest fear: “After the Manchester Arena bombing and the Vegas concert shooting, I was completely terrified to go on tour this time because I didn’t know how we were going to keep 3 million fans safe over seven months. There was a tremendous amount of planning, expense, and effort put into keeping my fans safe. My fear of violence has continued into my personal life. I carry QuikClot army grade bandage dressing, which is for gunshot or stab wounds. Websites and tabloids have taken it upon themselves to post every home address I’ve ever had online. You get enough stalkers trying to break into your house and you kind of start prepping for bad things. Every day I try to remind myself of the good in the world, the love I’ve witnessed and the faith I have in humanity. We have to live bravely in order to truly feel alive, and that means not being ruled by our greatest fears.”
On overcoming bullying: “I learned that disarming someone’s petty bullying can be as simple as learning to laugh. In my experience, I’ve come to see that bullies want to be feared and taken seriously. A few years ago, someone started an online hate campaign by calling me a snake on the internet. The fact that so many people jumped on board with it led me to feeling lower than I’ve ever felt in my life, but I can’t tell you how hard I had to keep from laughing every time my 63-foot inflatable cobra named Karyn appeared onstage in front of 60,000 screaming fans. It’s the Stadium Tour equivalent of responding to a troll’s hateful Instagram comment with “lol.” It would be nice if we could get an apology from people who bully us, but maybe all I’ll ever get is the satisfaction of knowing I could survive it, and thrive in spite of it.” Images courtesy of ELLE. (source)
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UPDATED FEBRUARY 09TH 2019: Added new covers with Iman and Michelle Pfeiffer by Anthony Maule and Ben Hassett. (source)
The covers are shot by Pamela Hanson. (source)
Click here to view last year cover featuring Oprah Winfrey, here to view 2017 cover featuring Emily Ratajkowski, here to view 2016 covers featuring Shailene Woodley, here to view 2015 cover featuring Kerry Washington, here to view 2014 cover featuring Nicole Kidman, here to view 2013 cover featuring Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams, here to view 2012 covers featuring Jennifer Aniston, here for 2011 cover with Julianne Moore, and here for 2010 cover with Anne Hathaway.
Ben Hassett shot the cover. (source)
Click here to view last year cover featuring Yasmin Wijnaldum and Jon Kortajarena, here to view 2017 cover featuring Anja Rubik, here to view 2016 cover featuring Blanca Padilla, here to view 2015 cover featuring Eva Longoria, here to view 2014 cover featuring Anna Selezneva, here to view 2013 cover featuring Toni Garrn, here to view 2012 cover featuring Constance Jablonski, here for 2011 cover with Evan Rachel Wood, and here for 2010 cover with Lindsay Ellingson.
Ben Hassett shot the cover. (source)
Academy Award winner Emma Stone stars on ELLE US’s September cover (shot by Ben Hassett, styled by Samira Nasr) and opens up to longtime friend Jennifer Lawrence about her new project, living life in the public eye, turning the big 3-0, and more.
On turning 30: “My twenties were a really interesting time, and there’s been a lot that has happened in these past 10 years, both positive and not as positive. It’s weird how much turning 30 crystallizes your life. Instead of just living the dreams that I had in my youth and getting to do the job that I love to do and making friends and going through all of that, it’s like, Now what do I actively want as an adult?”
On the importance of friendships: “I think friendship is pretty much everything. Here’s another turning-30 thing I’ve realized: You pick your family. You realize that your friendships, the people who go with you into these next phases of your life- you’re choosing your family.”
On why she doesn’t have social media: “I think it wouldn’t be a positive thing for me. If people can handle that sort of output and input in the social media sphere, power to them.” (source)
Click here to view last year cover featuring Alicia Vikander, here to view 2016 cover featuring Cara Delevingne, here to view 2015 cover featuring Keira Knightley, here to view 2014 cover featuring Kristen Stewart, click here to view 2013 cover featuring Kate Upton, here to view 2012 cover featuring Katy Perry, here to view 2011 cover featuring Gwyneth Paltrow, here and here for 2010 covers with Julia Roberts, and here for 2009 cover with Jennifer Aniston.
UPDATED AUGUST 06TH 2018: Added the special subscriber cover with Lily Aldridge by Alexander Saladrigas. (source)
UPDATED AUGUST 02ND 2018: Added the subscriber cover with Christy Turlington by Chris Colls. (source)
Ben Hassett photographed the covers. (source)
Click here to view last year cover featuring Selena Gomez, here to view 2016 cover featuring Kerry Washington, here to view 2015 cover featuring Anne Hathaway, here to view 2014 cover featuring Julia Roberts, here to view last 2013 featuring Drew Barrymore, here to view 2012 cover featuring Jennifer Lopez, here to view 2011 cover featuring Beyoncé, here for 2010 cover with Hilary Swank, and here for 2009 cover with also with Jennifer Lopez.
Ben Hassett photographed the cover. (source)
The cover is shot by Ben Hassett. (source)