Sneak peek at the June issue. The most-streamed female artist in the world @DuaLipa is our June cover star. Inside the magazine, she shares her advice on life, love and female empowerment for an issue dedicated to Modern Love to mark the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Megan Markle. The issue hits newsstands next week. ——————— Styling: @AMCELLE Photographs: @LizCollinsphotographer Words: @HLucyNat
Please don’t ruin my day by telling me that Dua Lipa is terrible or controversial or whatever. I really don’t know much about her other than A) I like her look and vibe and B) that “New Rules” song always gets stuck in my head. She’s only 22 years old, she’s Albanian-British and she seems pretty cool. God, I hope she isn’t problematic, but we’ll see! Dua covers the latest issue of Elle UK, mostly because her biggest success has been in Britain and because she calls London home. If you’re like me, Dua is a blank slate and you’re eager to hear her thoughts on love. If so, enjoy:
Dua on the single life: “There’s so much fun in being single. When I’m single, I end up having so much more time to do a lot of other stuff… I think you learn so much more about yourself when you’re completely alone and you have no one to go to for help for certain things. You learn to rely on yourself in a different way.”
On saying “I love you”: “As much as I tell myself not to rush into things or be careful to say I love you too fast without really knowing if there’s any substance in the relationship, I think it’s really important to go with your gut. Life is too short not to say, ‘I love you’”
On love: “I’m such a firm believer in love. I blame my parents for that, because they have a really good relationship and I think they’ve set my standards high.”
[From Elle UK via The Sun]
I agree with her about the single life – it’s honestly amazing to have that time to yourself, to do everything that you want to do with no compromises, and not have to depend on anyone else. Dua Lipa: cool or nah?
Oooh, look at this Instagram! Now I get it: she looks a lot like Emily Ratajkowski, and yet… I like Dua Lipa’s “look” so much more. Emily is such a dead-eyed exhibitionist and Dua just seems… cooler, somehow.
Instagrams courtesy of Elle UK, Dua Lipa.