How convenient that after Adele won six Grammy's last night her March Vogue cover story is up online. Excellent timing.
While we were sort of undecided about her cover (too cropped? too contoured?), the inside editorial, shot by Mert and Marcus, puts our doubts to rest. Vogue did an amazing job of showcasing Adele's gorgeous face and body (and that cleavage--wow). Yes, her waist is cinched to within an inch of her life, but her proportions seem to be celebrated here.
You can check out the meaty Jonathan Van Meter profile here. Adele is refreshingly forthcoming about a lot of things (and if you watched her endearing Album of the Year acceptance speech at last night's Grammys when she talked about her "snot," you have an idea what we mean) about her family, her throat surgery, why she hates the red carpet, and her famously effed-up past relationships which inspire her music.
A few highlights:
On walking 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 doing elaborate live shows:
"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 the "good things" she does for a man in a relationship:
The good things: I am attentive. I will do anything for my man. I am a good cook. I’m funny. Always want to have sex. [She cracks up.] Well, most girls don’t!”
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