The Grammy-Winning "Royals" singer, whose real name is Ella Yelich-O'Connor,
dons a simple plaid scarf on the cover and lets her locks run loose
while her glowing skin and unusually bronzed cheeks stand out, not to
mention her lack of dark lipstick!
Read the interview:
On her time in the spotlight: "Living in New Zealand, you
don’t get these experiences. I spent so much time in my room before. My
life is so wild right now. For me to be able to do something I really
enjoy and for that to get me out in the world—to South America, to here,
to London—every day I kick myself, I’m so lucky.”
On her unique style: "There are a lot of expectations in this
industry about looking a certain way and having a certain kind of
appeal," she says. "I am feminine, 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."
On her not-so-distant childhood: "I was friends with all the boys and kind of bratty, nerdy, and quiet. I was probably really obnoxious to hang out with."