Taylor Swift Talks Music, Relationships and Dresses in ‘Harper’s Bazaar’

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Just because Red came out last month, doesn’t mean you won’t continue to see Taylor Swift, well, everywhere. The new EMA-winner just landed herself as the December/January 2013 cover girl for Harper’s Bazaar. And get this — she wears pants in her spread. Buh-bye, sparkly dresses. Plus she also talks music and, of course, relationships. Read on for the best quotes…

When asked about how relationships inspire her music, she says, “Some combinations of people are toxic, you know? You have to find the right one that isn’t just going to explode into fiery ash and destruction. Despite all of that and how unpleasant it is, as a writer you get a lot from it. It’s a crazy justification system. You know that guy you really wish you could erase from your memory? But then the answer is track six, eight, 12, and 13.”

As for what she personally craves when coupling up, she exclaims, “It needs to be equal. If I feel too much like I’m wearing the pants, I start to feel uncomfortable and then we break up. It’s wonderful to hand over the reins to your boyfriend when you control so much of these big, high-pressure decisions, you know? That is a huge defining factor in who you choose to be with.”

Harper’s Bazaar

Speaking of “wearing the pants,” why is it that she strays away from it when it comes to style? “There’s just something so feminine about a dress. Whether it’s a summertime dress that makes me feel carefree, an evening cocktail dress that makes me feel fancy, or a vintage dress that makes me feel like a ’50s housewife — which I enjoy feeling like, for some reason — I just really like dresses.”

Harper’s Bazaar

For more of Taylor’s interview (as well as pretty pictures), visit HarpersBazaar.com or pick up the December/January 2013 issue of Harper’s Bazaar. Are you tired of all the T.Swift-related magazines? Or does she totally deserve them? Tell us on our Taylor Swift message board!

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