Florence Welch for Nylon Magazine
Lorenzo’s girlcrush Florence Welch tries on clothes for Nylon magazine and confirms that she’s the whitest girl in show biz.
Nylon Magazine July 2011 ‘Music’ Issue
Photographed by Valerie Phillips
On Her Emotional Connection to Music:
It’s funny because I’m not actually very good at saying how I feel in person. I think songwriting is a way for me to deal with my own emotional failings in life. When I’m making a song, it’s almost as if I can express how I feel. It’s almost as if, to get a message across to one person, you have to sing it to a couple of thousand.
On her first European tour, with MGMT:
We were desperate to do it, but obviously had no money. But my dad said he’d take us around in his camper van… so [the band] and my dad chugged around Europe for a month. We’d get to these tiny European towns and just look for the biggest thing there, which was always MGMT’s tour bus. That’s how we found the venue. They must have thought we were insane, turning up with pots and pans rattling, hanging out the window like “Hellooo.”
On childhood aspirations:
I wanted to be a witch when i was a kid. I was obsessed with witchcraft. At school, me and my friends had these spell books: I always wanted a more magical reality. I had a shrine at home and I did a spell to try and make the boy in the other class fall in love with me.”
Awkward, shy and witchy. That sounds about how we figured. She sounds sweet and unaffected, though. As for the pictures, they styled her in some loopy, mismatched manic pixie dream girl ensembles, but it all mostly works with her. Maybe because she can barely crack a smile in most of them. Dress up someone like Taylor Swift in this stuff and she’d look ridiculous but Flo’s naturally mournful face makes a nice contrast. Like she’s in on it.
But man, is she white.
[Photo Credit: Valerie Phillips, nylonmag.com]