Adele for Vogue Magazine
Darlings, a simulation of Adele graces the cover of March’s Vogue.
Adele featured in the March 2012 issue of Vogue magazine photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. Fashion Editor: Tonne Goodman. Hair: Luigi Murenu for John Frieda. Makeup: Lucia Pieroni for Clé de Peau Beauté.
On her personality: “I am quite loud and bolshie. I’m a big personality. I walk into a room, big and tall and loud.”
On her voice troubles: “I’ve been singing properly every day since I was about fifteen or sixteen and I have never had any problems with my voice, ever. I’ve had a sore throat here and there, had a cold and sung through it, but that day it just went while I was onstage in Paris during a radio show. It was literally like someone had pulled a curtain over it.”
On hating the red carpet: “I hate the red carpet. I don’t feel insecure, I just feel like, Oh, I don’t want to do this. I literally get a stomach cramp. At the VMA’s last year I felt really out of my comfort zone because there were so many superstars there. But that’s been the case from day one. I never feel like, Oh, yeah, I should be here. And I was missing my best friend’s hen night. So I was a bit bitter that I wasn’t there, to be perfectly honest.”
On her performance style. “I definitely think that less is more. I don’t think I could pull it off, doing an elaborate show. There are a couple of songs that are worthy of a few explosions and dancing teams and stuff like that. But I would feel really uncomfortable displaying my music like that. I just want to sing it. I don’t want to perform with my body.”
On writing the lyrics to her songs: “I have no idea where it comes from. I don’t read literature. I don’t have a very big capacity for language and words. I’m quite limited when it comes to just chatting. But my head comes alive when I’m writing music, and I start using words and describing emotions I had no idea existed in me. In person, I can never talk about my feelings either. If you were my fellow and we were having a serious conversation, I’d be laughing. Or just crying. I can never be articulate with how something is making me feel. I can never find the words.”
Despite the excessive resizing and contouring, these are great pictures. Adele’s an uncommonly beautiful woman and, unlike a whole lot of the women who grace the pages of Vogue, her personality still manages to punch through the wall of makeup, lighting and digital tweaking that attempts to make her less real. You can’t make Adele less real, Vogue; no matter how hard you try to.
[Photo Credit: vogue.com]