There’s a fair chance that we’re way, way too over-excited about this but frankly, my dear, we don’t give a damn. Lily Allen is on the cover of Elle UK’s March issue (yep, MARCH) and it’s making us really happy. Oh, what the heck: It makes us smii-ii-iiile…
Shot by David Vasiljevic, the cover — revealed Tuesday — sees Allen wearing an avian look from Miu Miu’s Spring 2014 collection; the accompanying spread also features pieces by Prada, Michael van der Ham and Roland Mouret. The sparse cover itself is refreshing, with the newly un-retired pop singer’s outfit mirrored in the Elle logo. (What is it about foreign editions and just totally getting it?)
Never one to filter herself, Allen opens up about the weighty topic of unrealistic expectations placed on women by the media.
“Of course I’d rather look like Kate Moss than look like myself,” she admits. “I wish I didn’t feel like that, and I think the reason we feel like that is because of the imagery we’re fed all the time. Women are still expected, in some weird way, to kind of… sit there and look pretty. And not talk.”
Allen previously explored similar sentiments in her excellent B-side song “Cheryl Tweedy.” (No bias here whatsoever, people.) And anyway… whatever, Lily Allen. You starred in your own Chanel campaign. What more confirmation of personal awesomeness does one need?
Watch the video below for some behind-the-scenes footage of Allen being a cutie pie at her Elle shoot and a listen to her new single “Air Balloon.”