Taylor Swift in Seventeen: “I will always have a fairy-tale complex”


Taylor Swift is the cover girl for the Dec/Jan issue, and she’s been named Seventeen’s “Style Star of the Year”. Because no one ever gets tired of tutus, prom dresses and Lands’ End sweaters! No, that’s mean. At least Swifty keeps her business covered and CB isn’t constantly yelling at me for using photos featuring Swifty vadge (coughcoughMileycough). So, I don’t hate Swifty as the Style Star of the Year. Honestly, her style is better than Blake Lively’s, so Seventeen has a leg up on Anna Wintour, at the very least. Anyway, Seventeen’s interview excerpts are slim pickings but here’s what I could find (note: some of these quotes might be from Swifty’s Allure interview too)

17 – Do you always have a guy in your life?
TS- “I know it seems like I do, but I don’t. My friends aren’t used to me introducing them to a lot of guys. I’m not the girl who always has a boyfriend. I’m the girl who rarely has a boyfriend. But when something is a relationship I feel it, and when something is just a spark I feel it. For me all those feelings are equally important.”

17 – Do you still believe love can be like a fairy-tale?
TS- “I will always have a fairy-tale complex. And I know that I’m never going to live on top of a tower and his name won’t be Prince Charming, but he’s going to make me laugh and he’s going to be self-deprecating and endearing and he’ll be fun to hang out with. I think that’s what my idea of Prince Charming has evolved into.”

On her history with perfumes and cologne: “Different smells bring different relationships to mind for me…I’d put on Abercrombie 8 to remember when I was in ninth grade and had my first boyfriend, because he gave me that,” Swift explains. Then there was the scent that helped boost her popularity. “The coolest girl in school wore Britney Spears Fantasy, and I had to copy her.” On the downside, fragrances can bring back bad memories, as in the case of a certain unnamed ex who wore a particular cologne. “Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue is still a difficult one for me to smell,” reveals Swift. And while she doesn’t reveal her former boyfriends’ signature scents, we can’t help but wonder which colognes some of her famous exes, including Taylor Lautner and John Mayer, wore.

[From Seventeen and People]

Lordy, she’s such a girly-girl. And this sweet act is so strong, I’ve got a toothache. Maybe she really is that sweet in real life – sure. Maybe. But I tend to think if she was nailin’ John Mayer for months, the girl isn’t as princessy and fairy-tale as she would have you believe.


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  1. junk573r says:

    I’m totally the same way with scents to the point where if I’m just getting to know a guy and he wears a cologne and ex used to wear, I will shut down on him. I’ll end up looking at him in a different light and ruin any chances I had of developing a possible relationshop with him. I can literally be transported to my childhood with scents. It’s very obnoxious.

  2. Samigirl says:

    She is all sweetness and light and omigoodness. The whole cologne/perfume thing is weird though. Really? That is just weird to me. Is TS about to launch her own fragrance?

  3. danielle says:

    The sweetness does give me a bit of a toothache – I just heard her remake of Last Christmas – my first reaction was “who the heck would redo that song?!” at least it was ironic when Wham! did it!

  4. Hautie says:

    Oh yea, there is a certain male aftershave that will stop me in my tracks if I catch a whiff of it. And practically make me weepy.

    I still think if she saw Mayer naked, it was a brief thing and he never returned her calls. I just don’t buy he was seeing her that long.

    Mostly cause he is such a media-ho. And would have used the hook up for PR, if it had lasted any time at all.

    Taylor does not annoy me. Mostly cause I need to believe one of these rich famous younger girls… is not hiding some huge coke fuel life style.

  5. Penguen says:

    @ Danielle – Actually, Jimmy Eat World does a pretty decent version of it. Personally, I really dig it. :) Oh, and it sounds the best when you play it in July.

  6. chasingadalia says:

    She wants her Prince Charming to be self-deprecating? That’s horrible!

  7. Nicky says:

    Does she ever talk about anything other than relationships, boys or dating? She’s defined by her relationship status and it’s really boring to here her trotting out the same answers in every interview. She has no interesting chateristics, no depth whatsoever and sounds like she would be the most annoying person to hang out with after five minutes. Despite having a cool job, travelling the world and “dating” the hottest celebs, she still has the vocabulary of a teenager despite being nearly 21.

  8. LunaT says:

    Taylor seems like a nice kid, but I bet there are some aspects of her that wouldn’t fit into her good girl image. How many teenagers who had a ton of $, traveled all over the world, and were praised by millions wouldn’t be doung some “bad” stuff from time to time? Not many.

    Love that “Seventeen” is teaching teens how to have flat abs and a great butt.

  9. gabs says:

    Im about to go into a diabetic coma from all the sugar. God, shes like 12

  10. jover says:

    Agree Nicky she is so painfully uninteresting, but she hasn’t lived in the real world since she’s been 16. Does she even have a real high school degree and when did she leave. Her experiences over the last few years are mostly media events staged by/for her label/management team/pr to sell her pabulum. Oh for the days of real singers/personalities like tina turner and Janis Joplin, not this listless smurfette and music hack. WHy give interviews, she should just mail them in because she really has nothing to say.

  11. Kimberly says:

    ya I think she as a sarcastic side as well, but the media wants her to be “america’s sweetheart” for the music industry. For christs sake she’s an adult not a high school girl!!!

    Her songs are just too immature for someone her age to sing!

    She should sell them to Disney or something! sarcasm but you get the point.

  12. nanster says:

    I just don’t understand her appeal. Taylor really can’t sing and she seems hopelessly boring. She is almost 21 and her latest album is a kiss-and-tell “gotcha” to all of her former boyfriends – sounds like a really immature high school-ish twit to me.

  13. PrettyTarheel says:

    Perhaps she meant self-defecating. After John Mayer…wouldn’t be surprising!

  14. di butler says:

    She needs Dear Diary, not another record deal. And at least goofy Miley is interesting and not fronting she’s some fakey Princess Cinderella. You don’t write about puppy dog kisses after boning The Mayer and make me believe.

  15. Janey says:

    @jover – by all accounts Taylor is actually fairly intelligent and was a straight A student. She completed her high school education through home schooling and graduated in 2008.

  16. DetRiotgirl says:

    @Danielle many, many people have covered that song. I think Disney has some sort of requirement that all their girls sing that song at least once. Hilary Duff and Ashley Tisdale have both done it, and I’m sure if I dig a little deeper I would find a Miley or a Vaness or a Demi cover too.

    That said, I can add with no shame that I still love that song. That and “all I want for Christmas are you” are my two favorite Christmas songs.

  17. LolaBella says:

    Dear Taylor: Once you’ve been tainted by The Douche Mayer, there is no way I’m buying that fairy-tale/pretty ponies/sparkly unicorns/dear diary kiss and tell shit you keep peddling. Thankyouverymuch.

    She had better not have any skeletons in her closet, because if anything ever comes out (Mayer sex tape, nude pics etc.) the backlash will be EPIC!

  18. whatuseeiswhatuget says:

    I just can NOT stand this girl! She is just so pretentious, fake & hunting for guys all the time. And i could forgive if she has any talent, but she just doesn’t! Her live performances are beyond crap and her lyrics are just pathetic. Swiftly disappear already, Swifty!

  19. Michael says:

    i AM SO ANNOYED WITH THIS TWAT. enough already. her music sucks. DAMN.