Taylor Alison Swift (born December 13, 1989) is an American country-pop singer-songwriter. In 2006, she released her debut single "Tim McGraw", which peaked at number six on the Billboard country charts. Later in October 2006, she released her self-titled debut album, which produced five hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts and was certified 3× Multi-Platinum by the RIAA. The New York Times described Swift as "one of pop's finest songwriters, country’s foremost pragmatist and more in touch with her inner life than most adults". According to Nielsen SoundScan, Swift was the biggest selling artist of 2008 in America with combined sales of more than four million albums. Swift's Fearless and her self-titled album finished 2008 at number three and number six respectively, with sales of 2.1 and 1.5 million. She was the first artist in the history of Nielsen SoundScan to have two different albums in the Top 10 on the year end album chart. Fearless is also the first album by a female artist since 1996, and by any artist since April 2004, to top the Billboard 200 in eight different weeks. It also the first album by a female artist in country music history to log eight weeks at #1 on The Billboard 200. In mid-January 2009, Swift became the first country artist to top the 2 million mark in paid downloads with three different songs. As of the week ending February 8, 2009, Swift's single "Love Story" became the country song with most paid downloads in history.
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Taylor Swift seen on Jan 21 2014 in Los Angeles, CA. Taylor Swift was photographed out and about in LA on January 21, and rocked Wildfox's celeb-favorite Lennon Star Sweater as she went on about her day. To get Taylor's look, grab one of Wildfox's similar sweaters here on CoutureCandy, such as the Star Lennon Sweater in Champagne or the Lennon Sweater in Clean White, and wear with a pair of black cutoff shorts. J Brand's Low Rise Cutoff Short in Alley Cat is a great option. From there, Taylor wore a pair of her signature Ray-Ban Wayfarers and a pair of Keds, while toting a black pair of ballet flats (like Koolaburra's Boheme in Black) in her hands. Do you like Taylor's star-studded outfit here, everyone? In preparation for tonight's Grammy Awards, Taylor spoke to Zap2it about her album "Red" and her feelings about its multiple Grammy nominations. According to Taylor, "It's astounding to me that the fans have carried out its life as long as they have. Getting the Grammy nomination for album of the year, that was the most incredible triumph for the album. It's the oldest contender in that category, and since it's over a year old, I was a little afraid that people would forget about it. For it to be honored that way by musicians, producers, writers, all the people who vote for the Grammys, it's the most incredible crowning achievement so far." Do you think that TS is going to take home the award for the category, readers?
Taylor Swift seen on Jan 16 2014 in West Hollywood, CA. Taylor Swift was photographed out and about in West Hollywood on January 16, looking leggy as she went about her errands for the day. Wearing a pair of high waisted black shorts (for a pair that has a little something extra, check out Paper Crown by Lauren Conrad's Topaz Beaded Shorts in Black) with a classic white tank (try Michael Stars' Boyfriend Tank 4160 in Vanilla), Taylor then added on a grey cardigan with colorblocked detailing (check out Mason's Colorblocked Cardigan in Grey/Blue/Camel) and a pair of brown lace-up booties. From there, a black chapeau, handbag, stone necklace (for something similar, check out Femme Metale Jewelry's Precious Teardrop Rock Quartz Necklace) and her trademark pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarers finished off her casual street style. Do you like Taylor's outfit on this occasion, everyone? In other TS news, the songstress recently opened up to Teen Vogue about her latest collaboration with footwear brand Keds. On her inspiration, Taylor said: "When I was a little kid, I had a pair of white Keds I wore everywhere. It was a nostalgic feeling when they asked me to be the inspiration for the collection. It's cool to be part of something with such a legacy. [In the collection} there's a lot of lace, polka dots, and stripes because those are the things I wear all the time!" Sounds just as girly as Taylor is!
Taylor Swift seen on Mar 29 2013 in New York, NY. Taylor Swift was photographed leaving a building in NYC with her younger brother Austin on March 29, and went for a simple and polished outfit that she accentuated with pops of red. As you know, Taylor is a fan of the bold color... so much so that she named her latest album after it! In terms of her look, TS started with a plain button up shirt (for one that is similar yet has a few special details, check out Zoa's Sueded Rayon Tied Shirt in Silver) that she tucked into a pair of dark wash high waisted jeans (for two similar options, try one of the washes of James Jeans' High Class Skinny, such as the Dark Paris wash or Jay Blue wash) and then carried along a tan leather bag. A pair of red oxfords and matching red Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses added the finishing touches to her look, in addition to a red pout. To incorporate a touch of this vibrant hue into your next look, might I suggest adding in Cleobella's Mexicana Make Up Pouch in Red? What are your thoughts on Taylor's ensemble here, everyone - a good street style in your opinion? Tay is currently on the road with her Red Tour, and performed recently at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. At her concert, she shared several thoughts of hers with her audience, including: "I write about my feelings. I’m told I have a lot of feelings. But 13,000 of you opted into hearing about my feelings for the next two hours. They don’t tell you what the papers are going to say about you. They’re building you up just to knock you down. But they haven’t yet. I used to think when you grow up, there are no mean kids. I legitimately thought that meanness was something that people outgrow. It’s [also] been brought to my attention that apparently I write a lot of break-up songs. And I do write a lot of break-up songs. That’s a fact. But I don’t exclusively write break-up songs, because sometimes people stay." What are your thoughts about the feelings that TS expressed on her tour?
Taylor Swift seen on Dec 31 2012 in New York, NY. Taylor Swift was seen rocking out during her performance at Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2013 that was held in Times Square on December 31, while donning an edgy, rock 'n roll worthy ensemble. Starting with a pair of black leather Saint Laurent pants (for a similar, faux pair, try Sold Design Lab's Faux Hide Skinny in Black), Tay then slipped into a pair of black Jimmy Choo boots (get the look with Seychelles' Safari Boots in Black) and a sequined IRO jacket. For a similar silhouette, check out Free People's Linen Moto Jacket in Cherry, and if you're really into the red color of TS' jacket, try Nanette Lepore's Pendulum Jacket in Flame. Big lashes and a pink lip completed T.Swift's New Year's Eve ensemble. What are your thoughts on this look for the blonde singer, everyone - do you like seeing her dress a bit edgier, or do you prefer her sweet side? In other news, her recent fling with One Direction singer Harry Styles is totally finished, and rumor has it that Harry dumped Taylor for being "asexual." Say what? A source tells Radar Online: "Taylor is so concerned that the public will think she’s a wh*re because she dates around, that she doesn’t put out. What she doesn’t get is that the guys keep dumping her because she’s being a prude. Harry found Taylor a little sexually uninterested. While it was clear she obviously had a thing for Harry, Taylor didn’t want to put out as often as he would’ve liked. Harry is a young boy, with ladies throwing themselves at him and has had a string of relationships with older women. It’s no secret he’s sexually active and is enjoying his fame at the moment. But Taylor just wasn’t up for it as much as he is. They were sexually incompatible." I wonder how much, if any, of this is true! One thing's for sure, this will definitely make for future-album-fodder for Taylor!
Taylor Swift seen on Mar 18 2011 in Paris, France. Venturing off overseas, Taylor Swift leaves Hotel Meurice in Paris, France to do a little shopping on March 18. Skipping out on designer flagships, T headed off to the semi-annual sale at the mega-department store Galeries Lafayette with her mom helping her out with the bags. Taylor strolled the streets of Paris in a flirty sparrow printed wrap dress (check out Diane von Furstenberg's Arely Wrap Dress in Multi or Meghan Los Angeles' Katrina Dress in Black/Grey) with sheer pinstripe stockings, brown lace front pumps (add texture with Farylrobin's Gladys Mary Jane Flat in Natural Snake) and a long cardi with lace insets (try JET by John Eshaya's Lace Cardi in Grey). Taylor carried a crossbody mahogany clutch at her hip (similar to Julie K Handbags' Lorri Chain in Cognac), wearing her trademark curls in a loose braid. What do you think of T's shop-til-you-drop style, does it work for her? I'm loving the vintage-esque printed dress and old-fashioned shoes, so I can't say anything unflattering about this one. Taylor has been traveling Europe for the past two weeks kicking off her "Speak Now World Tour" with stops in Madrid, Milan and Brussels, but being on the road hasn't prevented her from being a victim of a vicious Facebook scandal. Someone apparently created a spam application with the link "Taylor Swift R.I.P. Car Accident" which lures fans to click on a link to hear more about the crash and ends up leaving you with a bunch of spam posts on your friend's walls. What a cruel joke! This sort of thing has also happened to Miley Cyrus, Zac Efron and tons of other stars, but luckily all is okay with Taylor. Were any of you a victim of the spam link?
Taylor Swift seen on Feb 27 2011 in West Hollywood, CA. Going glam in gold, Taylor Swift sparkles next to Gwyneth Paltrow at the Vanity Fair Oscars after-party at the Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood on February 27. Both ladies seem to have taken inspiration from the famous gold Oscar man, with Taylor arriving in a decadent strapless Zuhair Murad mini and Gwyneth choosing a glamorous one shoulder gown with shimmering gold beading. Get your 14K fix in glittering gold selections like Walter's Matte Sequin Dress in Gold, Chaudry's Sequin Dress in Gold or Sue Wong's Disco Beaded Tulle Dress in Champagne. To accent her look, T wore a pair of glitzy gold heels (try Coye Nokes' sophisticated Grace D'Orsay in Gold) and carried an opulent box clutch, while Gwyneth carried a sleek barrel bag. Add your own shine with Whiting & Davis' Crystal Accents Clutch in Gold or Inge Christopher's Ruby K. Oval Minaudiere in Platinum. What are your thoughts on both looks? I love Taylor's classic take with the red lips and glamorous curls, but Gwyneth's sunkissed sophistication wins for me here. Despite their age difference, when they're not posing for the cameras Gwynie and T are close friends. A friend of Taylor's reveals she looks up to the Oscar winning actress and aspiring country star as a "big sister": "She met Gwyneth through her musician husband, Chris Martin, and has formed a great friendship. They email and call each other all the time. They talk a lot about music, performing and acting but they also talk about normal stuff like boys and dates." Including the ones Gwyneth helps to orchestrate I imagine, like Taylor's brief romance with Jake Gyllenhaal. The short-lived couple met at a dinner party Gwynie hosted at her London home last November, confirming to USA Today that she helped ignite their romance: “I’ve just known Jake for a long time and he’s a great guy, and Chris has a friendship with Taylor.” Wonder if Gwynie had anything to go with setting up T with her current rumored flame Chord Overstreet – maybe she introduced them after her guest role on Glee? We'll have to wait and see!
Taylor Swift seen on Feb 22 2011 in Los Angeles, CA. After an extended tour in Asia, country sweetheart Taylor Swift touches down at LAX on February 22 with her trademark "13" emblazoned on her right hand. T looked relieved to be home as she waited for her luggage, strolling to the baggage claim in a cute striped boatneck top (similar to Gold Hawk's Stripe Square Tee in Black/White) with a red circle skirt (check out the similar style of Suzabelle's Millicent Skirt in Raven) and nude flats with cute bows on the toes (add an edge with Farylrobin's Fate in Gold), carrying a mahogany leather bag over her shoulder (try Julie K Handbags' Lorri Chain in Cognac). What do you think of T's casual flying style, would you rock a high waist skirt like this? After getting settled back in LA, Taylor headed off to the Montblanc pre-Oscar party at Soho House on Saturday, where she was spotted getting touchy-feeling with her rumored new beau, Chord Overstreet of Glee. A partygoer dished to Perez Hilton: "They spent most of the night talking closely and giggling. He would playfully touch her arm, and she couldn't stop smiling. It was cute!" Awww! What do you Gleek fans think of Taylor's new fling, can you see this one lasting? It definitely seems more appropriate than her brief spell dating Jake Gyllenhaal!
Taylor Swift seen on Feb 06 2011 in Beverly Hills, CA. Hanging out with a friend before getting her international tour underway, Taylor Swift grabs Pinkberry frozen yogurt with a pal in Beverly Hills on February 6. T headed out in a casual plaid shirt (like Joes Jeans' Relaxed Button Down Shirt in Ombre Charcoal) over a tan tank (like Hard Tail's Stripe Washed Tank in Heather/Gold), dark indigo skinnies (like Paige Premium Denim's Verdugo Jegging in Mystery) with brown brogues (check out Farylrobin's Gladys Mary Jane Flat in Grey). Taylor carried a black bag over her shoulder (similar to Gorjana's Barrow Convertible Cross Body in Black) and completed the look with key pendant on a long chain (like Jessica Elliot's Large Sterling Antique Skeleton Key Necklace in Silver). Whoever holds the key to T's heart, it's definitely not Jake Gyllenhaal. Even though the pair was spotted dining near Taylor's Nashville home on January 19, a few weeks after People first reported they split, T reportedly has too much on her plate to deal with boy drama right now. Taylor's Speak Now world tour kicks off in just a few days, T tweeted: “Driving around with @ashmacthegreat and Back to December just came on KIIS fm! So stoked. About to leave for Singapore tonight!” Once she takes off Taylor will be traveling in Asia and Europe for almost 3 months, returning to the US for concert dates lined up in May. Are any of you thinking about shelling out for tickets?
Taylor Swift seen on Jan 05 2011 in Los Angeles, CA. Looking lovely as ever, Taylor Swift kicks off the 2011 awards season at the Nokia Theatre in downtown LA at the People's Choice Awards on January 5. Taylor walked the blue carpet in an angelic J Mendel mini in a glowing peach tone (if you love the shade try Luc by Lucy's Tiered Bow Tully Dress in Peach or Sue Wong's Lacy Godet Mini in Peach). What do you think of the asymmetrical bodice? I love the soft hue, but I'm not sure it works with her skintone – thoughts? T complemented the frock with nude strappy Prada heels (add some texture with Coye Nokes' Joan Bootie in Sabbia Embossed Python) and a pale coral beaded bracelet (try Amy DiGregorio's delicate Assonet Bay Bracelet in Rose Quartz), adding a dash of fiery red lipstick and a few curls around her face to complete the look. What do you think, is this one of her more flattering ensembles or do you think a darker shade would have been better? Taylor picked up the award for Favorite Country Artist at the show – but as 2010's top selling artist, that's not surprising! From the awards show, T made a quick wardrobe change and arrived in a curve hugging LBD at CoverGirl's 50th Anniversary Celebration at Boa Steakhouse in West Hollywood. At the end of the night, Taylor shared her appreciation for her fans via Twitter: “Thank you SO much for the Peoples Choice Award! It’s sitting here all sparkly in my hotel room. I love you guys.” Always a sweetheart!
Taylor Swift seen on Dec 29 2010 in Nashville, TN. Looking a little glum, Taylor Swift grabs an early dinner at Pei Wei Asian restaurant with a gal pal and her bodyguard watching over her in Nashville, TN on December 29. The country star just returned to her hometown after spending the Christmas holiday relaxing in Turks and Caicos with her mama and little brother. Taylor headed out in a casual fit, starting with a heather pullover (like Alternative Apparel's Flash Dance Sweatshirt in Eco Navy) with dark skinny jeans (like Frankie B.'s French Kiss Skinny in Indigo) and black knee high boots (check out Farylrobin's Mandy Tall Lug Sole Boot in Black). T bundled up in a striped circle scarf (add some interesting texture with Improvd's Scarf in Brown & Black) and carried a black hobo (like Linea Pelle's Perry Stud Small Messenger in Black). What do you think of Taylor's laidback look, does it work for a visit home? T has spent most of the past few weeks at home, since her 21st birthday a few weeks ago on December 13. She's skipped out on the majority of the Hollywood parties surrounding the holidays, and Taylor shared her thoughts on “It’ll be cool that I’ll be able to go to a lot of concerts that my friends always go to and I sit at home because it’s 21 and over. Other than that, I don’t think I’m going to all of a sudden start being in love with the idea of going to a club… [but] I’m not one of those people who’s never going to have a drink.” I have to give her credit for being honest and not trying to pretend like she'll never stray! Can you see T showing up at nightclubs? Somehow I can't really wrap my mind around it!
Taylor Swift seen on Dec 01 2010 in Nashville, TN. Donning some festive footwear, Taylor Swift has a dreamy look in her eyes as she makes her way back to her car after picking up coffee and pastries to go at Starbucks in Nashville, TN on December 1. Maybe she was wishing new beau Jake Gyllenhaal was at her side, since coffee dates seem to be their thing? Taylor got her java fueled day started in a cozy black sweater (try Suzabelle's Glenmorris Sweater in Raven) with charcoal skinny jeans (like Level 99's Skinny Jegging in Collection) and a fun pair of red suede brogues (check out the interesting lace-up design of Farylrobin's Gladys Mary Jane Flat in Black) with a chestnut messenger bag over her shoulder (add a festive splash of color with Julie K Handbags' Renee in Red). What do you think of Taylor's laidback look, are you a fan of the fun footwear? I think this is a great casual look for her, and she's making that holiday Starbucks drink look extra enticing since it matches her outfit! As previously mentioned, Taylor and Jake Gyllenhaal's romance is off to a blossoming start, but I'm fearing that the tabloid pressures might kill it before they can really get to know each other. Earlier in the day, Us Weekly debuted the issue with Jake and Taylor taking a walk and cuddling after spending part of Thanksgiving weekend together in Brooklyn. Jake recently chatted with Glamour magazine that it bothers him that the pressure is on so early in their relationship: "It bothers me a little that there's so much interest. One of the greatest parts about being in a relationship is the intimacy you share but it can be difficult if you're being watched the whole time." And they apparently have been watched 24/7 on every outing together, including their Hollywood drive they shared earlier this week. X17 Online is reporting that Jake was forced to call the cops to stop at least six paparazzi cars that were tailing the couple through a residential area in Beverly Hills. While this tabloid claims Jake was "overreacting" and just wanted to prevent more photos being taken of them together, a close source insisted to GossipCop that it was much more than that: “This was scary. This was not about a celebrity saying, ‘Don’t follow me,’… [they] felt they were in jeopardy… There were people on the sidewalk, families [in the neighborhood that reportedly could have been injured]. It was really dangerous." Sounds scary! Do you think the paparazzi presence has been too intense so far for this young couple?
Taylor Swift seen on Nov 30 2010 in Franklin, TN. Striking a pose on the red carpet, Taylor Swift goes glam and revives her trademark curls at the CMT Artists of the Year celebration in Franklin, TN on November 30. For the event T chose a flirty Jenny Packham mini with a lace yoke and sleeves and a flashy sequined bodice (for the holiday season, check out Soul Revival's Bailey Dress in Black, David Lerner's Lace Tank Dress in Black or Jenny Han's Ruched Sleeve Dress in Black) and a pair of bow embellished heels. Taylor wore her curls up in a sophisticated twist, showing off a pair of gunmetal diamond studs (add a femme touch with Jacquie Aiche's 14K Flower Stud Earring in Grey). What do you think of Taylor's look, does it suit her? At the CMT event, T was named as one of five artists of the year changing the face of country music today, a similar honor to the "Entertainer of the Year" award she just received from Entertainment Weekly. Looks like 2010 is turning out to be quite a spectacular year for Taylor, breaking countless records as the youngest female artist to pick up so many awards, and selling over 1 million copies of her new album Speak Now in the week following its release on October 25. Taylor is experiencing personal as well as professional highs – her budding romance with Jake Gyllenhaal has been widely publicized after the two were spotted grabbing coffee together in both NY and LA. In the EW interview for her Entertainer of the Year coverstory, Taylor politely declined to comment: “I write in great detail about my personal life, but I don’t talk about it… [but] nothing is off-limits as far as writing. You can’t have parts of your life you don’t write about.” Guess we'll have to wait for her next album!
Taylor Swift seen on Nov 21 2010 in Los Angeles, CA. Turning even more heads than usual, country cutie Taylor Swift pulls a tress transformation at the 2010 American Music Awards held in downtown LA on November 21. T isn't normally shy about a little sparkle on the red carpet, but she looks particularly svelte here in this metallic studded Collette Dinnigan mini dress (shine on this holiday season in Sue Wong's All Over Beaded Mini in Rust/Black or Sky's Quinton Mini in Black) paired with decadent strappy Jimmy Choo stilettos (try a strappy style with seasonal versatility like Loeffler Randall's Parker Black in Black). Nude lips, heavily lined eyes and of course the super straight hair completes Taylor's dramatic look. What do you think of her transformation, do you like her with straight hair or do you prefer her girl-next-door curls? At the awards show T won the only award she was nominated for (big surprise!), picking up the honors for Favorite Female Country Artist. Gracious as always, in her acceptable speech Taylor thanked her fans for giving her one more reason to be thankful this Thanksgiving before sitting down at the piano to belt out one of her new singles "Back to December" off her new album, Speak Now. As far as speaking goes, in a recent interview Taylor declared that while there is a lot of speculation about which celeb exes she's referring to in some of her love songs, "The one thing that allows me to sleep at night is knowing that I've never confirmed who I write my songs about." Does that mean only they're supposed to know, and it's up to us to figure it out? With titles like "Dear John" (ahem, Mayer perhaps?), I don't think she's really keeping the cat in the bag on this one!
Taylor Swift seen on Nov 14 2010 in London, UK. It seems like every celeb was in London for one reason or another over the past week, and Taylor Swift was no exception, arriving at the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards 2010 on November 14. In contrast to her dazzling red carpet gowns at the 2010 CMA Awards and the BMI Country Music Awards attended just a few days prior, Taylor channeled a sweet, vintage vibe at the London awards show. Starting with an ivory all over lace dress (similar to Luc by Lucy's Back Zipper Lace Dress in Military Green), T added a brown skinny belt at the waist (like Murphy's Daughter's Skinny Belt in Espresso) and wore a pair of old fashioned tie front heels (check out the similar design of Farylrobin's Gladys Mary Jane Flat in Charcoal). Pulling her trademark curls to the side, Taylor added a petite pair of earrings (add a femme touch with Lisa K Designs' Flower Earrings in Gold) to complete her look. What do you think of T's low key style, is it appropriate for the event? During the awards show, Taylor took the stage to perform some current and past hits, including "Speak Now," "Mine" and "Love Story." The BBC show is different from some of the biggest US ones, like the Teen Choice Awards for example, because it honors not only teen celebs but also inspiring everyday kids who've helped to make a difference in their communities – like 16 year old Jack Bennett, who won an award for setting up a farm for free-range chicken. Taylor shared her support of teens like Jack and other award winners at the show: "I think that an event like this really encourages teens that they can change the world and they can make a difference. It's wonderful to see so many vibrant, passionate people here who just happen to be young." Looks like it's not a crime anymore to be young and idealistic! Have any of you seen changes brought in your area by teens seeking to make a difference?
Taylor Swift seen on Oct 26 2010 in New York, NY. Kicking off her new album release, Taylor Swift performs on The Today Show in NYC's Rockefeller Plaza on October 26. T premiered the title track "Speak Now" on the show, performing her hit songs "Mine" and "Love Story" for jubilant fans. Despite the chilly morning Taylor rocked out in a sparkling sequined mini (check out Karen Zambos' Benatar Dress in Grey or Luc by Lucy's Holiday Sequins Dress in Grey) with flat black boots balancing the bling (like Farylrobin's Lance Knee High Boot in Black) and a few dazzling diamond bracelets (check out Amrita Singh's Kimberly Bangle in Silver). I'm loving that T's guitar has the same silver sequins glittering on the front – very festive! What do you think of Taylor's early morning look? She doesn't look like the happiest camper, but neither am I when I have to be in hair and makeup at the crack of dawn! In additional to her performance, T chatted about the positive response her album has already garnered: "Oh, my gosh! It's unbelievable when you put two years of your life into something, having it be received like that is incredible. I'm so happy because this album means a lot to me." She elaborated, "I ended up writing this song — actually every song — alone, and that happened by circumstance. ... I've never written an entire album on my own before, so songwriting is my favorite thing. It's all what makes life make more sense to me." She's all grown up now! Have any of you had a chance to listen to T's new release?
Taylor Swift seen on Oct 22 2010 in London, UK. Continuing her overseas travels from Paris to London, Taylor Swift arrives at the BBC Radio 2 studios for an appearance on Friday, October 22. T is making the European press rounds promoting her new album "Speak Now," which will be released tomorrow. Taylor layered up for the cooler temps, pairing a muted pink tunic sweater (try CO2 Cashmere's Open Knit Long Cardigan in Beige) with ankle length skinnies (like Denim of Virtue's Intuition X Fit Ankle Skimmer in Romance), tan brogues and a charcoal knit cap. T pulled her trademark curls to the side on a loose braid, adding a tanned messenger bag (like Linea Pelle's Perry Stud Messenger in Cognac) and gold pendant necklace (like Anna Beck's versatile Reversible Tear Drop Necklace in Multi) to complete the look. What do you think of Taylor's traveling style, does it work for her? I'm loving the tonal autumn shades and open knit of the sweater, so this one's a winner for me. Being such a busy lady, Taylor has done a great job of keeping her love life under wraps, sharing in a interview with People last week: "Being single is wonderful and I love it. I don't ever have a morning where I wake up and say, 'I really need to find a boyfriend today.'" She may not think she does, but rumor has it T might have found a new beau in Jake Gyllenhaal. The duo were spotted in NYC over the weekend, watching Taylor's BFF Emma Stone host Saturday Night Live from the wings and grabbing brunch together the following morning – reportedly holding hands! What do you think, would T and J make a cute couple?
Taylor Swift seen on Oct 18 2010 in Paris, France. Looking a little jetlagged after touching down in Paris, Taylor Swift arrives at Hotel Georges V on October 18 to spend a few nights in the City of Lights. T strolled into her hotel in a comfy black tunic sweater (check out Wilt's Oversized Seam T in Black) over black jeggings (like Tag Jeans' Brentwood Skinny in Black) and black riding boots (I'm loving the stitching detail on Farylrobin's Larkin Quilted Knee High Boot in Black). The all black look is so Parisian, non? Taylor carried a tan messenger bag (love the chain accent on Julie K's Lorri Chain in Cognac) and wore a romantic gold key around her neck (check out the ornate detail on Lois Hill's Flower Key on Chain in Silver), slipping into a chic black blazer when she stepped out of her hotel for dinner later that evening. What do you think of Taylor's overseas style, is it too somber for you or do you like that she's looking a little more sophisticated? It looks like she's getting a little curvier these days, but for her tall, slender figure I don't think that's a bad thing. While abroad T is keeping fans up to date via Twitter, sharing her excitement about her upcoming album release: "Tonight I looked up and the Eiffel Tower was sparkling with twinkling lights. 6 days, 56 minutes til Speak Now. In other news, I love Paris." Wish we could all be there with her!
Taylor Swift seen on Sep 27 2010 in Milan, Italy. Trying out a sophisticated new look, Taylor Swift heads to Milan for Fashion Week and snags a front row seat at the Roberto Cavalli Spring/Summer 2011 presentation on September 27. T was seated next to the uber stylish Rachel Bilson, who was also spotted arriving carrying one of RC's coveted new "Diva" bags just like the one Taylor is holding here (the Diva won't be available for another month, and while you're waiting you can get the look for less with Julie K's Robin in Washed Leather Silver). Taylor arrived at the show channeling a romantic Bohemian look, pairing a ruffled blouse with a black tiered, pleated skirt (try tucking Jenny Han's Ruffle Blouse in White into Allison Parris' Tulle Mini Skirt in Black or Ella Moss' Cobra Skirt in Charcoal to add a subtle print). Taylor wore her trademark curls in softened waves, adding red lipstick for glamorous finish and strutting into the show in a pair of lace-up buckled boots (balance the sweetness of the ruffled top with an edgy boot like Rock & Republic's Nahlo Booties in Grey). What do you think of T's transformation here, does it work or is it too dreamy? I like that she's taking a chance with such a costumey look, and I adore the patterned tights so this one's a winner for me. In other Swift news, there's been a lot of talk lately that T is next in line to replace Lindsay Lohan's role in the upcoming film One Night With You due to her legal troubles, among other issues. The latest twist is that Taylor won't be replacing LiLo, but will actually be starring with her in the flick, according to producer Richard O'Sullivan, who claims it's all about scheduling: “If Lindsay takes care of her issues and we’re able to bond her then we would want her in the lead role of Nikki.” I knew T was too good natured to steal someone's job! Do you think she could teach LiLo a thing or two about how to get her act together? I'd hate to see the reverse happen and Lindsay's bad girl ways corrupt lil' T!
Taylor Swift seen on Sep 23 2010 in Los Angeles, CA. Doing what she does best, Taylor Swift arrives to take part in the Country Music Hall of Fame's "All For The Hall" event at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles on September 23. T got the chance to take the stage with some legendary performers, Tweeting her excitement: “Just played an acoustic show with Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill, and Lionel Richie– it was one of those magical nights..” She continued the thought: “…One of those nights I just need to remember every detail of. All of us sitting on stools, taking turns playing songs and telling stories." Definitely not your average 20 year old's experience! Taylor glammed up for the event in a flirty golden yellow frock (just like Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent's Classic Slip in Orange) paired with gold and black satin heels (add a quirky touch with Samanta's Ena Sandal Heel in Gold). T pulled her hair back to reveal demure stud earrings (try Amrita Singh's dazzling Kanesh Earring in Gold/Silver), polishing off the glamorous look with classic crimson lipstick. What do you think of her sunny stage look, do you think the bright shade is flattering on her? In addition to her humble reaction to sharing the stage with such legends, Taylor now has another accomplishment to add to her resume. She was just named Billboard's #1 star of the "21 Under 21" list for 2010, coming in ahead of both Justin Beiber and Miley Cyrus. Just in time too, as she won't be eligible for long – her 21st birthday is this December!
Taylor Swift seen on Sep 13 2010 in Los Angeles, CA. Country crooner Taylor Swift steps out on the red carpet at the Los Angeles premiere of Easy A on September 13, supporting her BFF Emma Stone's new funny flick and enjoying a night out at Hollywood hotspot h.wood to celebrate with the rest of the (underage?) cast post-screening. T took to the red carpet in a brilliant emerald Miu Miu strapless frock (add a bright burst to your closet with Boulee's Leah Center Pleat Dress in Blue or Luc by Lucy's Abstract Print Alli Dress in Black/Green), towering over her friend in gold Christian Louboutins with bow accents on the peeptoes. The star of the night posed next to her in a sparkly sequined frock with an ornate embellished design (dazzle this fall in Karen Zambos' Gibson Dress in Grey or Silver Dress' Sheer Sleeve Sequin Dress in Plum) and neutral taupe pumps. Emma let the dress speak for itself and chose to amp up her eyes, while Taylor added a dash of crimson lipstick to complete the look. What do you think of their red carpet style, do you think it works for them? I think if they'd switched shoes I'd be completely smitten with this, as Emma's heels seem too plain for the dress and Taylor's seem too rich for such a vibrant shade on top. Anyone else agree? After a very low key summer, Taylor has slowly re-entered the Hollywood scene, performing at the VMA's two weeks ago to squash the Kanye feud once and for all. Next up for T is her new album, Speak Now, which will be released next month. Taylor gave fellow teen star Selena Gomez a sneak peek of her new material, which she gushed about in an interview with MTV: "Her album is going to be awesome. I think people are gonna be really surprised. It's not different [but] you just don't really believe she could top it, in a way. She took her style and made it bigger. It's going to be really good." Even Taylor's rivals can't help but tune in! Do you find yourselves singing along to "Mine" like Selena?
Taylor Swift seen on Sep 10 2010 in Los Angeles, CA. Getting ready for a jam packed weekend, Taylor Swift heads out to do a little shopping on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles on September 10. Rather than battle the crowds for Fashion's Night Out festivities later that evening, T had her own retail fun during the day at Kitson boutique after lunching at Carter's Deli with pals. Heading out in a fun, quirky look, Taylor paired a printed skirt (I'm loving Allison Parris' ballerina inspired Tulle Mini Skirt in Olive) with a graphic tee belted at the waist (try topping Chaser LA's Live MC5 Boxy Tee in White with Motif 56's Port Megan Slim Belt in Chocolate), revealing a peek-a-boo bandeau bra underneath. T polished off the look with a classy blazer (I love Splendid's casual twist on the trend, the Charcoal Pencil Jacket in Charcoal) and black and tan saddle shoes, carrying a tan messenger bag over her shoulder with a simple white pendant (like Amy DiGregorio's Park Street Necklace in Gold) finishing the look. What do you think of Taylor's fun and fashionable look, do you like the way she put together the vintage-meets-classic style? I think this might have been cuter with heels, but I really like the way the jacket ties back to her two-toned footwear. Thoughts? Taylor returned to LA for the weekend to prep for the 2010 MTV VMA's, which as everyone remembers was a pretty dramatic event for T last year when Kanye West jumped on stage to ruin her moment. After Kanye's weeks of publicizing his desire to make things right at this year's ceremony, it was Taylor who put an end to the drama with a soulful new song titled "Innocent." Did any of you tune in to catch any of this year's memorable moments – including Gaga's meat dress and Chelsea Handler's impromptu pregnancy?
Taylor Swift seen on Aug 26 2010 in Kennebunkport, Maine. Portraying her warm personality with a bright yellow frock, Taylor Swift brightens up the streets of Kennebunkport, Maine on August 26. Tay spent a few hours touring the town on foot, but it isn't the first time – she recently filmed the music video for her new single "Mine" there and came back to celebrate the premiere with her fans, treating them to a half hour live music special. T stayed true to her sweet vintage style in a mustard ditsy print frock (embrace the old fashioned, full skirt style with Woo's Nelly Dress in Golden or Isabel Lu's girly Lacy Inlay Spaghetti Dress in White) and lace-up heeled brogues (I prefer the comfort of slip-ons like Coye Nokes' Jacqueline Wedge in Cognac Calf), adding a sweet touch with an old fashioned locket hanging close to her heart (I'm loving the mixed charms attached to Archive's Bird Tag Locket in Brass). What do you think of Taylor's sweet girl-next-door style, does it work for the occasion? In the new video Taylor's on-screen lover is played by British actor Toby Hemingway, but reports have surfaced Tay may call him "mine" off-camera as well. The couple were spotted hanging out together last month and well, having a convincing romantic repertoire in her music video doesn't do anything to quell the rumors! Do you think T and Toby make a cute couple?
Taylor Swift seen on Jun 17 2010 in New York, NY. The young and talented Taylor Swift lightens up in New York City at the 2010 Songwriter's Hall of Fame Ceremony on June 17. Playing up the girly vibe in a vibrant lavender frock (like Luc by Lucy's flirty Ruffled Rory Dress in Lilac or Amberlynn's silky Dee Dee Jumper in Lavender), Taylor tucked her signature curls back with a flowery accent piece. Nude Christian Louboutin slingbacks (add a glistening touch with Coye Nokes' Jacqueline D'Orsay in Gold Satin) and a sparkly set of bangles (like Amrita Singh's steal Kimberly Bangle in Silver) complete T's elegant, tasteful look. What are your thoughts on this red carpet rendition, readers? At the ceremony, T was presented with the Hal David Starlight Award, honoring up and coming songwriters. The award was presented by none other than John Mayer, who had nothing but nice things to say about Taylor's work: "She's no accident. You could put her in a time machine in any era and she would have a hit record. Don't confuse everybody loving one thing as hype. Sometimes that's everyone agreeing that it's fabulous." That might be the nicest thing JM has ever said! Are any of you fans of T's catchy country tunes?
Taylor Swift seen on Jun 09 2010 in Nashville, TN. Taylor Swift shows off sophisticated straightened locks at the 2010 CMT Music Awards in Nashville, TN on June 9. Wearing an ultra femme Galliano frock with a fitted bustier and flirty skirt (flatter your figure in Luc by Lucy's Abstract Polka Dot Dani Dress in Peach Polka or Ingwa Melero's comfortable Jersey Elena Mini Dress in Chestnut), Taylor paired her grown up frock with coordinating buckled Christian Louboutin for 3.1 Phillip Lim heels (love the easy day to night appeal of Farylrobin's Dakota in Black). T pulled her hair back to reveal stunning oversized black hoops (love the symbolic appeal of CC Skye's Power Hoops in Black), playing up her eyes and accenting the dress with otherwise natural makeup. Once again Taylor makes an age appropriate, flawless splash on the red carpet. I just can't get over the hair – what a great look for her! What are you readers thinking about her transformation here? It's hard to believe this ultra successful songstress has only been in business for a few years, despite her ever-expanding collection of awards. In the June issue of Marie Claire, T chatted with the mag about her drive to succeed: “I think about my next move 10 steps ahead. I’m always planning three awards shows ahead. For me, planning is a productive way of stressing out about your life.” If only more of us could get on board with her organization!
Taylor Swift seen on May 19 2010 in Beverly Hills, CA. Keeping it cute and casual, Taylor Swift browses the Pottery Barn in Beverly Hills on May 19 for a few home decorating items. Wonder if T is thinking of getting her own place in LA, just like Miley Cyrus? Taylor treated herself to a relaxing day after adding a few more trophies to her collection the night before at the BMI Pop Awards, taking home the awards for Most Performed Pop Song and Song of the Year. With all the awards she's won I wonder when it's all going to go this country cutie's head – hopefully not anytime soon! T did her shopping in a flirty, Bohemian inspired look, pairing a flirty ruffled skirt (similar to Boulee's Ella Hipster Mini in Purple) with a fluttery white v-neck tee cinched with a tan skinny belt (opt for Monrow's Gingko V Neck Tee in White with Linea Pelle's luxurious Skinny Hip Belt with Flat Gold Studs in Cognac). Adding a few quirky touches, Taylor wore her fav pair of vintage inspired leather Mary Janes (lighten up for summer in Coye Nokes' Grace Wedge Sandal in Cognac) and carried a box clutch on a long chain strap (try Whiting & Davis' Studs and Snake Clutch in Bronze with the attached strap), wearing a cute heart shaped locket around her neck (love the layered charms on Archive's Bird Tag Locket in Brass). Lastly T added a rhinestone embellished headband, which to me seems to clash with the whole laidback look. Taylor's outfit is more or less a repeat of her lunching look from a few weeks ago, which is sort of disappointing because I know she has tons of choices in her closet! What are your thoughts on this look readers, is it quirky cute or a little too all over the place?
Taylor Swift seen on May 15 2010 in New York, NY. Enjoying a free afternoon in New York City, Taylor Swift hits the shops with some friends on May 15. Enjoying the uncharacteristically warm weather, T looks more like she's headed to the beach than on a shopping spree in her embellished tunic dress (check out Meghan Fabulous' Astrid Tunic in Fuchsia or for a slightly more airy version Vix Swimwear's Ruffle Tunic in White). Pairing the casual frock with t-strap sandals (love Farylrobin's comfy Whitney in Black), Taylor accessorized with a canvas printed tote and a long key necklace (like Lois Hill's girly Flower Key on Chain in Silver), and of course her trademark "13" stamp on her hand. What do you think of T's casual look, would you wear it? I just can't help but love the dress, as it obviously works for a variety of summer occasions from city strolling to playing in the sand. Taylor jumped at the opportunity to take an afternoon to herself over the weekend, hitting a string of shops including the Ralph Lauren Rugby flagship. As usual T has a few awards nominations to celebrate – Video of the Year, Female Video of the Year and Collaborative Video of the Year at the 2010 Country Music Awards next month. Taylor faces some stiff competition against Carrie Underwood in 2 out of 3 categories, but I have a feeling she'll prevail this time! Which country crooner are you rooting for?
Taylor Swift seen on Apr 16 2010 in Los Angeles, CA. Dressed in a flirty floral 'fit, country crooner Taylor Swift arrives at Jack n' Jills for lunch with her band in LA on April 16 after wrapping two nights of performances at the Staples Center. T got into the spring spirit in a ditsy floral frock (opt for Da-Nang's Print Button Cami Dress in Coral or Walter's Retro Floral Dress in Black/Multi) topped with a cropped blue cardi (like Splendid's Slub Ombre Cardigan in Ink) and printed bag (try a contrasting print like Lodis' Etnico Paola Messenger in Goldenrod). Tan sandals (check out Farylrobin's Dakota in Cognac) and a girly yellow flower headband complete T's youthful look. What do you think of her sunny style, are you a fun of all the color mixing or is it too much? T's trademark lucky number "13" was drawn in permanent marker on her right hand as she made her way around with the band, perhaps to give her good luck for the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday in Las Vegas. Taylor was nominated for 5 awards at this year's ceremony, including Entertainer and Female Vocalist of the Year, but unfortunately this time her lucky number couldn't bring home trophies for her. Despite picking up record breaking wins at the Country Music Awards and the Grammies, TS lost to Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and Lady Antebellum in all categories she was nominated in. Bummer! At least she still had a few laughs while in Vegas, Tweeting from the road: “I just drove past Brad Paisley jogging down the side of the road. I rolled down the window and screamed RUN FORREST RUN. I live for little moments like that.” At least she's having fun!
Taylor Swift seen on Apr 15 2010 in Beverly Hills, CA. Making time for a little relaxation in Beverly Hills, Taylor Swift dines out for a healthy meal with friends at The Farm before getting her java fix at the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in the afternoon on April 15. The Farm is quickly becoming one of TS's favorite LA picks – she was also spotted dining there with ex Taylor Lautner and their agents last month. On this particular warm LA afternoon Taylor stepped out in a casual navy blouse with a contrast pocket and placket (try James Perse's Contrast Button Up in Deep) paired with destroyed shorts with a rolled cuff (love the unique wash of True Religion's Allie Short in Pale Oak Medium) and casual tan flats (try Gwyneth Shoes' Briee Strap Sandal in Brown, available in 5 other shades to suit your mood). T embellished the look with a simple key pendant (I love Archive's personalized The Key to All in Brass) and a dark brown messenger bag (similar to Linea Pelle's Dylan Messenger in Espresso). What do you think of Taylor's laidback look, is it something you'd wear? The sizzling songstress was able to enjoy a little downtime before back-to-back sold out shows at LA's the Staples Center downtown, where fans got a lucky treat on Thursday. TS's BFF Katy Perry hopped on stage before T belted out Katy's hit "Hot N' Cold," which she chimed in for. Too cute! Wonder if Taylor will be joining KP on tour this summer?
Taylor Swift seen on Mar 24 2010 in Beverly Hills, CA. The lovely Taylor Swift arrives at the Farm in Beverly Hills for a scrumptious lunch date on March 24. I'm loving T's easygoing style here, cinching a white cami with a skinny belt over a tiered skirt (get the casual hippie look with Vava by Joy Han's Crochet Dress in White or Da-Nang's Gauze Cami Dress in White belted with Linea Pelle's Super Skinny Hip Belt w/ Gunmetal Dome Studs in Olive). I have mixed feelings about the taupe heels – are they too old lady for her? Taylor completed the 'fit with eclectic accessories, including a long pendant necklace (try Amy DiGregorio's unique Auburn Necklace in 14K Gold Filled) and colorful beaded bracelets (add a playful element with Sisco Family Jewels' Basic Stacked Set in Multi). T carried her swag in a black tote (like Rough Roses' Francesca Tote with Double Handle in Black) and let her trademark blonde curls flow freely. What do you think of her laidback lunching look? T met up with her Valentine's Day co-star and ex-beau Taylor Lautner for some eats at the Farm, sparking rumors they might be giving love another shot – less than 24 hours after T was spotted bowling with some friends and another rumored love interest, Glee star Cory Monteith. Drama drama! US Magazine is speculating that Taylor Lautner might be trying to win back his former flame, inciting that his ex Selena Gomez, who also happened to be bowling with TS and Cory, might have tipped off TL to try to rekindle things with Ms. Swift before she officially moves on. Wow, that's a complicated love triangle – try to wrap your mind around that one!
Taylor Swift seen on Feb 14 2010 in Narita, Japan. Continuing on her world tour, Taylor Swift wraps up two weeks of shows in Australia and lands at the Narita Intl Airport in Narita, Japan on February 14. T was greeted at the airport by a group of screaming fans who brought her congratulations posters and Hello Kitty stuffed animals as welcome gifts – her reaction is too cute! Taylor kept it casual for her flight, pairing a cozy striped cardi (just like Monrow's Stripe Shirred Cardi in Black) over a black mini dress (check out Voom by Joy Han's flirty Erica Babydoll in Black) and lacy patterned tights. A Swift 'fit wouldn't be complete without Western inspired boots (like Gwyneth Shoes' Andrea Boot in Chocolate) and a tote with fringed tassels (try Carla Mancini's Tote with Front Tassel in Tan). A hot pink pout and trademark blonde curls complete Taylor's high flying 'fit. What do you think of her casual style? If anyone made it to the movies this weekend, you might have seen Taylor's new rom-com Valentine's Day. Naturally, TS plays one half of your average high school sweethearts, paired up with none other than her short off-screen fling, Taylor Lautner. The whole V-Day flick seems a little excessive to me, but I've heard it's actually pretty cute – can any of you weigh in?
Taylor Swift seen on Jan 27 2010 in Beverly Hills, CA. Taylor Swift is looking lovely in Beverly Hills on January 27 at the EIF Women's Cancer Research Fund benefit, dubbed "An Unforgettable Evening." I'm loving the glamorous vibe she has going on, pairing a ravishing one shoulder ruby red mini (try Whitney Kros' Emma Dress in Red or Blaque Label's Ruffle Sleeve Dress in Red) with a sparkling gold clutch (Marnie Bugs' Elisa Clutch in Gold and Whiting and Davis' Shirred Frame Clutch in Gold are two of my favs) and stunning peep-toe Loubs (opt for Coye Nokes' sassy Jacqueline Pump in Gold Metallic). TS posed elegantly on the red carpet, complementing her frock with ruby red lips and dramatic smoky eyes. Tres chic! For someone who has already broken records winning so many awards so young, one of my favorite things about Taylor is her humble and ambitious outlook. After it was announced Taylor won AP's Entertainer of the Year last month, she shared her excitement and dished a little on what's to come in 2010: “The second that I put out Fearless, the moment that album came out and I was done with it, I started writing for my next album. I love to plan 20 steps ahead of myself, and it’s really fun competition game that I play with myself, trying to top what I’ve done last. For this next record, that’s all that I’ve been thinking about, that’s all that my mind has been fixated on for the last year, and it’s all that I’m going to be thinking about for this next year.” Spoken like a true super star! Do any of you have plans to see TS on tour over the next few months?
Taylor Swift seen on Jan 06 2010 in Los Angeles, CA. Never disappointing on the red carpet, Country cutie Taylor Swift is darling as ever while posing at the 2010 People's Choice Awards at the Nokia Theatre in downtown LA on January 6. Arriving in a stunning strapless frock with silver accessories, TS shook off the winter chills in a beautiful ivory Jenny Packham Resort 2010 dress. Jenny Packham is a favorite among young stars like TS and Miley Cyrus for her fun, flirty frocks that are glam enough for the red carpet, but I love the grown up feel of this strapless frock embellished with a ruched floral pattern and a smattering of sparkling crystals (get the look with Sue Wong's Ostrich Feather Short Dress in Ivory or Jenny Han's Tube Mini Dress in City Scape). Taylor dazzled with Neil Lane medallion earrings (love the positive message behind Kathy Kamei's similar Past, Present & Future Dreams-Round in Silver) and a coordinating bracelet (try the gorgeous intricate detail of Amrita Singh's Ayau Cuff in Silver), completing her look with classy Christian Louboutin silver peep-toes. Red lipstick and curled tendrils falling around her face add a sassy, classic punch to Taylor's sparkling attire for the eve. What do you think of her red carpet look? At the PSA's, Taylor picked up the award for Favorite Female Artist, gushing to fans in her acceptance speech: "What a beautiful, beautiful way to start out a new decade. I want to thank the fans. You're the ones who choose which songs on the radio you want to turn up and blast from your car speakers. And you're the ones who choose which concerts you want to go see. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for choosing to give me this award." Awww! Before the show, there was some speculation things might get awkwaaaard for TS at the show, as her ex Taylor Lautner was expected to attend. Given how gracious T is – and the fact that they only dated for about 5 minutes – I didn't think there would be a problem, and of course when Lautner won the award for Favorite Breakout Actor, Taylor and her mama Andrea stood up and gave him a standing ovation. I don't think it can get friendlier than that!
Taylor Swift seen on Dec 09 2009 in New York, NY. I know you all saw this photo and thought, "Who's that girl?" Taylor Swift? No way! But yes, it's true – the bubbly young songstress traded in her trademark curls for a super straight new 'do complete with long bangs and layers. I'm not sure if this is a wig or not but after staring at it for awhile I've decided I think I love it! What do you readers think of T's new look, does it make her look more sophisticated or should she stick to the natural look? Taylor was spotted leaving Otto restaurant in NYC on December 9, casually strolling to her ride in an oversized blazer style coat (like The Battalion's Boyfriend Blazer in Black) with a red top and black ruffled skirt peeking out (combine both colors with Nu by Marc Anthony's Drape Shift Dress in Red Hot). Striped sheer tights and cognac brogues (they're without laces but I can't help but love Gwyneth Shoes' Shimmer Flat in Bronze) complete T's modern, fashion forward look. For a girl who usually plays it safe with trends I think she's really coming out of her shell in this 'fit! As you have to have hear by now, the Grammies are expected to be uber intense this year, with Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift dominating the nominations. Twenty year old Taylor is up for 8 awards and as always shared with the press how excited she was when she found out: “I started freaking out and jumping up and down. I honestly never would have predicted this, eight nominations – I'm ecstatic, and blown away and so, so thankful." Always the modest one! Who are you voting for between the leading ladies above?
Taylor Swift seen on Nov 23 2009 in London, UK. The always lovely Taylor Swift was spotted braving a blustery day in London on November 23, heading off to the Wembley Arena from her hotel to prep for her concert there later that night. Around 4am the same day, Taylor accepted her 5th honor from the 2009 American Music Awards from the arena before catching a few z's at her hotel and heading back to play the show. You can hardly tell she had such an exciting night, and is on her to way to have another! It seems like all young stars (and even some old!) can't resist a little splurge at TopShop when they're in the UK, and Taylor was spotted having a little retail therapy there the day before her show. I have a feeling she picked up at least one of the multicolored scarves she's wearing at the notorious high street shop – what do you think? TS put her layered 'fit together starting with a pretty floral dress (Da-Nang's Printed Shirt Dress in Trench or Amberlynn's Pollianne Dress in Khaki are two irresistible autumn options) with a knit wrap sweater (Gold Hawk's cozy Cocoon Shrug Sweater in Plum or Black is a great addition and has attached scarves to recreate T's look) and opaque black tights keeping her gams warm. I love the unexpected cognac heels breaking up the black, as well as the double hoop earrings (get the look with Robyn Rhodes' Mattie Double Hoop Earrings in Mixed Metal). For the finishing touch add a little color like Taylor did with A Graves' Sparrow Scarf in Blue. What do you think of the whole look?
Taylor Swift seen on Nov 19 2009 in London, UK. The always adorable Taylor Swift was spotted in London on November 19, grabbing a bite at Made in Italy pizzeria in Notting Hill in an adorable red Walter coat. You can buy Walter's Military Twill Jacket in Red on CoutureCandy, and pick up a cute black dress to go underneath like the one Taylor showed off earlier that night (like Ella Moss' Angie Empire Dress in Black). Love T's patterned lace tights and double strap Mary Janes (add a little flash with Elaine Turner's Gwen Metallic Peep Toe in Gunmetal. What do you think of her London style? Last night Taylor was the lady of the night at the American Music Awards, winning accepting five total awards from London via a live cam. TS was nominated next to the King of Pop for Artist of the Year, paying tribute in her acceptance speech: “Music has never been ultimately about competition. And to even be mentioned in a category with Michael Jackson, who we will miss and love forever, is an unimaginable honor." Congrats, T!
Taylor Swift seen on Nov 11 2009 in Nashville, TN. Taylor Swift dazzles on the red carpet of the 2009 CMA Awards in Nashville on November 11. TS loves wearing gold glittering gowns on the red carpet, so it's no surprise she chose this gorgeous Reem Acra gown with a sweetheart strapless neckline and gold sequins trailing down the bodice (add a dash of gold sparkle to your holiday attire with Sue Wong's Flowered Gown in Tan or if you prefer to shine with a shorter hem try Sky's Cantara Chain Strap Mini Dress in Brown). Taylor let a few tendrils fall around her face but pulled the rest of her curly coif back to reveal sparkling chandelier earrings (channel the princess vibe with Amy DiGregorio's Orchard Park Earrings in 14K Gold Filled). TS completed the look with a gold cuff (love the unique style of Rock Paper Scissor's Laurel Branch Bracelet in Gold) and classic red lipstick. The dress looks like a fairy tale, not unlike her hit "Love Story" which won the Song Of The Year award the night before at the 2009 BMI Country Awards. At the CMA's Taylor added four awards to her collection for best Music Video, Album, Female Vocalist of course the honor of the night, Entertainer of the Year. At nineteen years old, Taylor is the youngest entertainer ever to win the award – Congrats, T! It seemed like everyone at the show had Taylor's back in light of the Kanye incident, including a performance from Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley with lyrics altered to sing "Mamas don't let your babies grow up to be Kanye." Taylor even added a little joke to her acceptance speech, “I want to thank everyone in this room tonight for not running up on this stage.” As a finishing touch, 88 year old country legend Little Jimmy Dickens interrupted Brad Paisley on stage to say: “Excuse me, I’ll let you finish later. I know you had a nice video and all that, but Taylor Swift made the best video of all time. Of all time!” At least TS has enough class that she is already laughing about the incident 2 months later – and winning E.O.T.Y. can't hurt either!
Taylor Swift seen on Nov 07 2009 in New York, NY. The precious Taylor Swift was caught by photographers (although her bodyguards did their best to shield the starlet from them) heading into Oceana in NYC on November 7 for a late-night after party celebrating her SNL performance earlier in the evening. For her night out attire, Tay chose a simple black trench coat (like Suzabelle's Nicolet Trench Coat in Black, or for a bit of a contrast, check out Suzabelle's Greenstreet Wool Coat in Black/Cream) with peeptoe zip-up black booties, a cherry red manicure, and a sparkly clutch (take your pick of either Moyna Handbags' Sequin Clutch in Gold/Pewter or the Beaded Clutch in Gold/Bronze). While this is essentially one of the simplest outfits T could have chosen, there's no denying that she looks chic and sophisticated. Now, on to her SNL performance - did any of you catch it? There were definitely a few memorable moments, such as her "Twilight" spoof and her opening monologue. During her monologue, she got into such topics such as her romantic life, saying (actually, singing): "You might think I’d bring up Joe (Jonas), that guy who broke up with me on the phone, but I’m not gonna mention him in my monologue. Hey Joe, I’m doing real well. Tonight, I’m hosting SNL but I’m not gonna brag about that in my monologue. La la la. Ha ha ha. La la la. And if you’re wondering if I might be dating the werewolf from Twilight. Hey Taylor (Lautner)! But I’m not gonna comment on that in my monologue." Way to stay vague, TS! She also brings up the whole Kanye incident, singing: "You might be expecting me to say something bad about Kanye (West) and how he ran up on stage and ruined my VMA monologue. But there’s nothing more to say cuz everything’s okay. I’ve got security lining the stage." I want to hear reader feedback on Taylor's job on SNL, how do you think she did?
Taylor Swift seen on Oct 25 2009 in Hollywood, CA. Singing sensation Taylor Swift was spotted leaving gal pal Katy Perry's birthday bash, held on October 25 at Sunset Beach in Hollywood, like most other guests - covered in paint! I wonder what the "JH" on the front of Tay's dress stands for? One thing is definitely for sure, it appears that everyone had a riotous good time! I just hope that Tay wasn't expecting to wear this dress again. For her simple and chic birthday 'fit, she chose a strapless white dress (similar to Shumaq's Emily Strapless Dress in Beige, or, for a romper version, check out Black Halo's Rihanna Jumper in Shine White) along with a pair of silver cutout heels and her trademark wavy locks. I'm trying to figure out what that is that Taylor is toting in her left hand - a candy box? A strange clutch? Can you offer any insight, readers? As I'm sure you've heard Taylor Swift and Twilight heartthrob Taylor Lautner (cutely dubbed T Sqaured) have been seeing quite a lot of each other lately, as the two were recently spotted taking in a hockey game in Los Angeles. The Valentine's Day co-stars attended the game between the Columbus Blue Jackets and Los Angeles Kings at the Staples Center before heading to a hotel in Beverly Hills, where a source says: "Taylor Swift was all dolled up and looked super pretty. She didn't seem to mind the attention. Taylor Lautner, on the other hand, was hiding under a hoodie." Talk about a teen supercouple!
Taylor Swift seen on Sep 17 2009 in New York, NY. A trip to NYC wouldn't be complete without at least one fashion outing, and Taylor Swift got her fix attended the Tommy Hilfiger Spring 2010 show at Bryant Park on September 17. Stepping out of her hotel in a ravishing red frock in one of the signature colors of the iconic American designer, I think TS pulls of the perfect mix of sweet sophistication in her polished sheath dress with adorable Stuart Weitzman bow heels (if crimson is your color, try Black Halo's Bustier Detail Pleated Mini Dress in Cranberry or one of my fav new arrivals, VOOM by Joy Han's Eyelet Bubble Dress in Red). Taylor refined her look with a black clutch (like Danielle Nicole's sassy Kristi Clutch in Black) and a few silver bracelets (try Circadian Studios' Silver and Oxidized Bangles Set in Silver/Oxidized), wearing her trademark blonde curls in a loose updo with just a few tendrils around her face. What do you think of Taylor's look? Regardless of what you think of her music, her attire is so much classier than artists her age it's hard to remember she's only 19! At the TH show, Taylor was lucky to sit next to "Gossip Girl" hottie Penn Badgley. I predict there will be a song about this coincidence on her next album! In other TS gossip news, the young star was recently asked about her friendship with Katy Perry in an interview with JustJared and spilled her guts about KP's drunk dialing ways. All TS would say about her 4am phone call from Katy was: “I wasn’t going to say anything about that ever! I don’t want to tell secrets!... It was a very colorful and creative, unique voicemail.” Colorful, hmmm? Taylor eventually confessed she actually picked up the call the first time, and after late-night partier Katy told her to hang up so she could call back, she did and received the said "colorful" message. Wonder what these two giggly girls were really up to?
Taylor Swift seen on Sep 14 2009 in New York, NY. Continuing to go about her business in NYC, Taylor Swift has been spotted all over town this week doing everything from appearing on "The View" to attending Bryant Park fashion shows. You can definitely say her "Best Female Video" win has upped her style creds – she's been knocking it outta the park this week! Following the night of the VMA's, Taylor was spotted taking her family out to dinner at Serendipity on Sept 14, wearing a black leather coat (like Gold Hawk's Belted Leather Jacket in Moonless Night) over an LBD (opt for classics like Rachel Pally's Fortuna Dress in Black or Lotta Stensson's Shirred Dress in Black) with killer royal blue and black heels. The next morning TS was spotted leaving her hotel carrying the same marbled mahogany tote – love the rich brown shade! Going for a more youthful look, Taylor wore a bright printed mini (try Sky's Jorge Halter Top in Black) with a bright coral cardigan, wearing a sassy pair of pewter double strap Mary Janes while heading off with coffee in hand. On Tuesday morning, Taylor left her hotel in a black spaghetti strap dress with high heel cut-out booties, looking a little shy on her way to tape "The View." Once she arrived she changed into a teal blue strapless dress with a gold swirl print and oversized bow on the bust (check out Tricia Fix's Renta Mini in Aqua Peacock Feather), matching the lustrous gold print with her peeptoe heels. In all of her looks T's jewelry was minimal to nonexistent – do you think that was tasteful or should she incorporate some interesting pieces with her future 'fits? Of all the looks above, the shoes from the first night and the dress from the second day are my favorites. What about you? In the fallout from the Kanye VMA drama, the outspoken rapper took to Leno to announce he will take some time off to reflect on his actions – rightfully so, because we all need some time off from his ridiculously selfish antics. Looks like "the voice of our generation" will be silenced for a little while. If anything positive came of his outburst, it's Taylor and Beyonce's newly solidified friendship: "I thought it was so wonderful and gracious of her to do what she’s always done. She’s always been a great person before anything else. Before the talented artist, the superstar, she’s always been a great person and I just, I thought I couldn’t love Beyonce more tonight, than tonight.” Awww, what a sweetheart!
Taylor Swift seen on Sep 13 2009 in New York, NY. There's no doubt that the darling of the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards was Taylor Swift, and unless you've been living under a rock, you know all about the dramarama explosion between Taylor, Kanye West and Beyonce. But I'll get to that in a minute, let's first focus on Tay's awards show look. I for one was blown away by how beautiful, sophisticated and graceful Taylor looked on the red carpet, as she chose a Kaufman Franco Resort 2009 draped nude sequin one-shoulder gown (take a peek at Sue Wong's Flowered Gown in Tan for a similar choice) with Lorraine Schwartz jewelry (to get Taylor's look, start with either Jessica Elliot's Open Clover Cuff in Sterling Silver or Alex and Ani's Set of 7 Signature Expandable Wire Bangles in Silver and pair with Michele Michel Jewelry's Rose Swarovski Earrings in Silver) and a cherry red lip to match the carpet. I don't think I even have to ask, but what did you think of Taylor's look? Did she knock it out of the park or what? Now for a quick rundown of the drama surrounding Taylor at the awards: during her acceptance speech for her first ever VMA, Kanye West hopped on the stage, interrupted Taylor and rudely declared that Beyonce's nominated video was one of the best in history, saying, "Yo Taylor. I’m really happy for you. I’m gonna let you finish but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time. One of the best videos of all time!" Taylor just stood there, obviously embarrassed, upset, and stunned. The crowd (and pretty much everyone else on Earth) was disgusted with Kanye, and was shocked that he would do that to someone as innocent and talented as Taylor. Proving what a class act she was, Beyonce let Taylor take the stage and give her acceptance speech when B won for Video of the Year. Kanye has since taken to his blog to apologize to T, saying, "I feel like Ben Stiller in “Meet the Parents” when he messed up everything and Robert De Niro asked him to leave… That was Taylor’s moment and I had no right in any way to take it from her. I am truly sorry." The public reaction to Kanye has been overwhelmingly negative, and it doesn't seem like his apologies are doing any good. A multitude of celebs have come to Taylor's defense, such as Pink, who Twittered "Kanye West is the biggest piece of s**t on earth. Quote me on that," Katy Perry, who Twittered, "F**k u Kanye, It’s like you stepped on a kitten," and Kelly Clarkson, who took to her blog and said, "Kanye I’m not even mad at you for being an a**hole... I just pity you because you’re a sad human being. Taylor Swift, you outsell him. That’s why he’s bitter. You know I love your work! Keep it up girl!" So what does Taylor have to say about the controversial incident? She simply said, "Well, I was standing on stage because I was really excited because I had just won the award. And then I was really excited because Kanye West was on stage. And then I wasn’t so excited anymore after that." Poor thing!! Kanye is now apologizing again on "The Jay Leno Show" (airing tonight) and said, "It was rude, period. I’m just ashamed that my hurt caused someone else’s hurt. My dream of what awards shows are supposed to be, ’cause, and I don’t try to justify it because I was just in the wrong. That’s period. But I need to, after this, take some time off and just analyze how I’m going to make it through the rest of this life, how I’m going to improve." Saying that it was rude was quite an understatement! So I don't think I even need to ask, but which team are you on? TEAM TAYLOR!!
Taylor Swift seen on Aug 23 2009 in London, UK. Making time for a girls' night out amidst their busy touring schedules, Taylor Swift and Katy Perry were spotted having dindin at Hakkasan in London on August 23 after they both spent two days performing at the V Festival. I like the sort of good girl/bad girl pairing they have going on, but I never would've guessed these two would be friendly enough to dine together! Am I alone here? Taylor even sent a Twitpic from their meal (the oval) with the caption: "@katyperry really puts the ‘fun’ in Fundon." KP promptly responded, "LYLAS! C u @ the VMA’s bbgirl! (TS is an angel!)" Very cute to see they both found friends abroad, especially after they both Tweeted about missing certain things about home while spending time in the UK. On the bright side, at least it didn't rain while they were partying in LDN! After their dinner, Katy emerged from the restaurant first quite literally wearing her heart on her sleeve – or I guess strap? I love the simplicity of the striped dress with the ultra-feminine hearts, and that she kept it simple with black flats, a black purse and a baby girl wrap (to do stripes right, start with Twisted Heart's Caitlin Terry Dress in Paradise or Splendid's Stripe Knit Cami Dress in Lavender with 12th Street by Cynthia Vincent's Tie Waist Wrap in Lilac). Following closely behind, Taylor picked a stunning blue and green cutout strapless Rebecca Taylor dress (check out CoutureCandy's selection of Rebecca Taylor's styles from the same collection like the Summer Cocktail Dress in Midnight or the Tequila Bingo Dress in Kiwi) brightened with aqua peep-toe Loubs and a dainty green headband. Love the tortoise shell print bag with her girly heart necklace (like Erica Anenberg's Charm Necklace in Gold). Sweetness! I'm not the biggest country fan, but there is something genuinely sweet about Taylor Swift that appeals to me – somehow wrapped up in the fact that she writes her own music, hasn't turned into a sex and drug crazed teen (yet!) and loves playing pranks including dressing up like KISS on stage and joining T-Pain for her "T-Swizzle" rap debut. On top of it all she's been on fire in London with all of her fashion picks – stay tuned for the full TS fashion round-up later this week!
Taylor Swift seen on Jun 16 2009 in Nashville, TN. Bringing classy back to country, Taylor Swift looked elegant beyond her years at the Country Music Television Awards on June 16. The show is supposed to be the younger, cooler version of the other country music awards shows that have aired recently – and it shows. With guests including rapper T-Pain (and a hilarious video with Taylor, which I'll get to later), the show went on to include two live performances from Ms. Swift herself – one including joining Def Leopard for their classic "Pour Some Sugar On Me," one of T's favorite bands. Talk about a 19 year old's dream! Arriving at the event in a sparkly tiered mini dress (try Sue Wong's Beaded Bodice Empire Dress in Beige or brighten up in Walter's similar design Pleated Ruffle Poly Dress in Turquoise) and strappy metallic heels, Taylor chose a simple diamond bracelet and glamorous chandelier earrings (like Robyn Rhodes' Kaylee Earrings in Gold), framed with her trademark golden curls pinned in an old fashioned up 'do to one side. Tres chic! What do you think of Ms. Swift's attire for the night? The CMT Awards are voted by the fans, and the fans spoke decisively: Taylor took home two awards for her music video "Love Story" for Video of the Year and Female Video of the Year, and her director Trey Fanjoy took home the award for Video Director of the Year, also for "Love Story." Then she got on stage with a special surprise: her pre-recorded rapping debut with T-Pain, taking on a new persona as T-Swizzle. If you haven't seen it, watch now – it's pretty hilarious. My personal favorite highlights? "You don't wanna fight me… In my extra small white tee" and T-Pain's "Big Ass Chain" bling hanging from his neck. Classic!
Taylor Swift seen on May 29 2009 in New York, NY. Taking the stage at the Today Show in New York City on May 29, Taylor Swift rocked Rockefeller Plaza, where fans waited in rain gear to see her belt out hits including “Love Story” and “Should’ve Said No.” Taylor arrived in a belted khaki trenchcoat, quickly shedding it once things heated up onstage to reveal a flirty sequined racerback mini (if you love the teal hue try LaROK’s Studded Dream Dress in Eden, Misile’s Amsterdam Dress in Midnight Teal, or Walter’s Pleated Ruffle Poly Dress in Turquoise). Making it a little edgy with black knee high boots and a thick black beaded cuff (like Ettika’s funky Leather Knot and Faceted Metal Bead 3x Wrap in Black), I can’t deny Taylor looked pretty cute while dancing around onstage. The sequined mini looks seems to be all over the place this season (Katy Perry, Eva Longoria and Paris Hilton are just a few who have sported the completely sparkly look lately), but with the boots and jacket Taylor makes it day-time appropriate and I like that. Although Taylor looks as young and fresh as ever onstage, she was still awake two hours before she was supposed to be up for the show wasting time on her MySpace blog: “So.. This is not smart. This. Being awake at 2:47 AM. You know why? Because my wakeup call is at 5:00 AM. I’m playing on the Today show tomorrow/in a few hours, and I’m very excited about it. So excited, in fact, that I haven’t really gotten around to sleeping.” At least she’s honest while wasting time on the web! Were any of you up early enough to catch her performance?
Taylor Swift seen on Apr 05 2009 in Las Vegas, NV. Looking ravishing in red, Taylor Swift made a splash on the red carpet of the 2009 Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on April 5. Love the dramatic crimson shade of this sculptured one shoulder gown by Angel Sanchez, but do you think the shade is too much for her pale complexion? Likewise with the red lips - dramatic, classic look but the April Allure magazine cover was enough, don’t you think? It’s kind of matchy-matchy with such a “look at ME!” dress, in my opinion. If red is your shade, try CoutureCandy's options like Jenny Packham's Flame Dress in Flame or make it casual for summer with Plenty by Tracy Reese's Maxi Slip Dress in Red. Tay accessorized with earrings and a silver cuff by Neil Lane (opt for Michele Michel's slender Swirl Bracelet in Silver with flashy Red Jade Earrings in Red Jade to add a little color to any 'fit), holding a petite beaded clutch by VBH (try something versatile like Posse New York's Catalina Bag in Tan Pearl). What do you think her of awards show fashion choices - does she rock it or take it too far over the top? At the ceremony held at the MGM Grand on Sunday, Taylor was up for four awards and came home with the honors for Best Album of the Year for her breakthrough second CD, Fearless. Reba McEntire hosted the show and presented Taylor with a surprise award - the Crystal Milestone award for selling more albums than any other country artist this year. Attracting a younger audience to the country music scene doesn't hurt either! In her acceptance speech, Taylor acknowledged the millions of fans that have made her famous: "I want to thank my band and crew who go all over the world with us… And to the beautiful fans, to you guys who come out to my shows, I have absolutely fallen in love with you, and I will never forget you -- ever." Tay also performed twice, "appearing" to play piano and belt out her single "You're Not Sorry" followed by the more energetic hit "Picture to Burn". Both are angry girl ballads, but you can't help but love her! If any of you are country music fans, who were you rooting for at this year's awards show?
Taylor Swift seen on Apr 02 2009 in Hollywood, CA. Looking especially glamorous, Taylor Swift supported pal Miley Cyrus at the premiere of Hannah Montana: The Movie in Hollywood on April 2. Held at the historic El Capitan theater, Taylor channeled old fashioned glamour in her decadent beaded strapless dress. Love the full skirt and sweetheart neckline on her slender frame (check out options like Shumaq’s Marrisa Dress in Black or go more casual with Ecoganik’s 1x1 Rib Supima Jersey Dress in Black). Do you think it’s too much for a juvenile event? Taylor paired the glittery frock with black peeptoe Loubs with asymmetrical bows on the toes, adding an edgy touch with a gunmetal cuff (Rock Paper Scissor’s Python Bangle in Black/White would look good with either option above) and a black bauble ring. Lastly, she carried a petite pewter clutch (try something small and versatile like Carla Mancini’s Small Chain Strap Clutch in Black) and framed her bare shoulders with curled tendrils around her face – love the dramatic ‘do! I have to say, for her age Taylor is one of young Hollywood’s best dressed stars. Never too sexy, but always a little daring – she sets herself apart from Miley Cyrus and the HSM girls’ sometimes inappropriate choices. What do you think about her ‘fit for the premiere? In case you need more TS in your life, you can catch Ms. Swift on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” this evening at 11:30pm. She’ll be performing live her new release “Crazier” from the Hannah Montana: The Movie soundtrack. Don’t miss her!
Taylor Swift seen on Mar 11 2009 in Sydney, AU. For as young as she is, Taylor Swift has her hands full lately, hitting global hotspots including Toronto, London, and now Syndey, Australia. The “Fearless” singer arrived at the Sydney International Airport with her mama on March 11, dressed appropriately for the seasonal switch down under. Starting with an adorably girly pink dress (check out Letarte’s Pink Boho Dress in Pink Print) and tons of bangles (try Alex and Ani’s Peace Expandable Wire Bangle Set in Gold with CC Skye’s Kenzie Lock Bracelet in Brown), Taylor wore her essential cowboy boots with a matching tan tote (like Rough Roses’ Kimberly Shopper Bag in Tan, and try tying your own scarf like A Graves’ Colt 45 Scarf in Pink). Love the natural blonde waves! The only thing I would change about this look is the frilly yellow bow on the dress. It looks like someone just tacked it on there and it’s distracting. What do you think of the look? Taylor ventured down under for her upcoming concert, but between press appearances and taking part in a radio show prank, she still found time to make an appearance on the red carpet of Zac Efron’s premiere of 17 Again. Now you may or may not be a country music fan, but Taylor offered audiences everywhere a chance to see her guest star on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation last week. Did any of you tune in? Over 21 million viewers did! Fans will also have a chance to catch Taylor on the ACM Awards next month. The 19 year old is up for Top Female Vocalist, Album of the Year for “Fearless” and Video of the Year for “Love Story.” Not bad for a young lady who was just another small town girl just 3 short years ago!