Selena Gomez: ‘I feel like I’m a woman’ in a turtleneck & high-waisted pants

Selena Gomez has an interview with Elle to promote her new line with Puma. Like a lot of things Selena does lately, you get the impression that she would rather be somewhere else. Selena seems to want a break from the spotlight but she still has to do these interviews, likely on the direction of her team. When she gets talking she does say some good things about body positivity, being comfortable and athleisure wear. There isn’t lot that’s highly quotable here but she manages to sound interested in the topic. It’s like she took a little while to get warmed up though.

On the secret taglines in her clothes like “Strong from the Inside out”
I want to encourage women. I really would love to use my platform for good, and along the way have so much fun with movies and the music. I wouldn’t be able to do any of it if it weren’t for the people that supported me, and that kind of sounds like a cliché, but its true. So I think for me, I’ve always wanted to be a good example. Not because I’m not going to mess up—I f–k up all the time. It’s more just that I want to be honest with them. I’m going to say: I’m trying the best I can and that’s what you can do too—just try the best that you can, and it’s hard. And you’re not alone.

I think it’s important for girls to know the strength in everything, their identity and their soul, lies within themselves. And too much today you give that away so easily, from social media to school or relationships. And I think it’s important—I want to remind girls that they’re perfectly strong the way they are.

On if she’s inspired by friends or movie characters
I guess I’m so moody, so I’ll watch Almost Famous and then I’ll want to dress like Kate Hudson for the week, or I’ll watch Marilyn and I’ll see something that I want to wear that’s all ’50s style. I think that’s probably why I’m an actress, because I’m like…different personalities [laughs]. But it’s just fun. I love dressing up. I love being inspired by art, by music, by movies. I don’t really limit myself. I think I just like to do the things that make me feel good.

What do you wear when you need extra strength?
A turtleneck. Every time I have a turtleneck on with some high-waisted pants, I feel like I can dominate. I feel like I’m a woman. It’s funny how you can put something on and it can make you feel that way, but that’s the only thing that makes me feel that way.

On if she prepared for the shoot that day
No, most of the time I don’t really know what I’m doing that day. But I just really enjoy coming, and that’s how I live my life. I feel like if I knew everything that’s happening every single second of the day, it would really overwhelm me. Today I knew I had this, and I’m so excited and I’m just going to enjoy it and then leave. I don’t prepare for it, necessarily—I just get excited, and then you create something together when you’re on set.

[From Elle]

I could relate to what she said about watching movies and wanting to dress like the characters, I do that a lot. Plus I’ll see what celebrities are wearing and copy some of their ideas. Like Selena I love turtlenecks, especially thin black turtlenecks layered under dresses, but I feel powerful when I’m put together in general, not when I wear a specific thing.

Selena is 26 and she sounds like she’s still figuring everything out, which is understandable. I don’t feel too sorry for her but I’d like her to be able to take some time to herself if she needs that. She recently got out of treatment and she’s battling health issues. Plus her first love Bieber just got married and her more recent ex, The Weeknd, is back with his ex. She’s not like the rest of us dealing with news about our stupid exes, she can’t just unfollow them. I wonder what that social aspect of being famous is like, when the whole world is talking about your exes’ relationships and everyone is monitoring you to see how you’re taking it.




photos credit: Puma via WENN and Backgrid

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  1. ds says:

    Yes, black turtleneck. Whenever I have some meetings on the winter day and have no idea what to wear and just wanna stay comfy but look elegant – I choose that. Goes great with anything. Classic.

  2. Lolly says:

    People always comment and say she must feel bad that The Weeknd went back to Bella, but I mean she did break up with him for Bieber. I think The Weeknd was the heart broken one in that breakup. I don’t care for Bella, but she needs to move on from him as well.

    • Claire Voyant says:

      I thought he dumped her and Bieber slipped back in.

      • Zee says:

        She’s better off without both of them.

      • Lolly says:

        He was going to offer his kidney to her. He wrote a few love songs about her as well. She def broke up with him for Bieber, unfortunately.

        @Zee, I completely agree.

      • Ann says:

        @Lolly, I highly doubt he was legit going to give her his kidney. I think he considered it when it was the situation and used some creative license for that song. I can’t imaging anyone would want one of his kidneys considering all he sings about it doing drugs and banging randoms. Besides my own editorializing I feel like I read somewhere that he was never considered an option. Maybe he just volunteered in vain?

      • Lolly says:

        @Ann I’m not sure what your point is, since we are both saying the same thing? I said he offered (which is volunteering), not that he did give it to her.

      • Ann says:

        Guess my point is that he used that experience of hers for his song and that it was never something that could actually happen, and he knew that. I love The Weeknd’s music even though I think he is creepy, this to me is an example of him being a creep (and yet I still love that song…). He probably did offer his kidney but my take is that he always knew it was an empty gesture and I don’t think he would have gone through with it if he was a match.

  3. megs283 says:

    I love that black and red sports bra! I read a great article about being plus size and becoming the “sports bra girl” – maybe I could pull it off if I wore that awesome workout outfit. 😀

  4. BANANIE says:

    I’m all for cute workout clothes, but I’m confused about the exact definition of athleisure. I’ll go out and see girls wearing knee-length body con dresses and chunky sneakers, or exercise pants and like four-inch heels. I feel like that’s not strict athleisure, but I don’t know what it is. Other than dumb.

  5. L says:

    I wish her the best in health.

  6. Mash says:

    im gonna be honest…. selena is like that girlfriend who gone thru some shit when they were younger (abuse) that kinda missed life emotionally (due to that struggle love “situation-ship” with biebs. Who deep down inside loves drama and get bored easily.

    Like i just want her to stop trying to happen and marry or get knocked up by a screenwriter or A&R guy and live happily ever after just chill in brooklyn somewhere idk…. but i really get the eerie feeling like shes not gonna be with us long or even make it to 30