Taylor Swift graces the cover of the August 2011 issue of Teen Vogue. Check out some excerpts.
On making time to see friends: My friends all have different jobs - some I get to see at award shows, some I see when they're home from college, some are in my band! I'm so lucky to have so many people I love and trust.
If you could have dinner with any character from a movie, book, or TV show, who would you choose and why? Detective Olivia Benson from Law & Order S.V.U. I sit in my apartment and watch hours of that show. So I sort of feel like me and Olivia are BFFs.
Songs that inspire her at the moment: "She's So High" by Tal Bachman (the sweetest song !!), "You Learn" by Alanis Morissette, "Shot in the Dark" by Augustana.
Pop culture guilty pleasures: Teen Mom, 16 and Pregnant, 90's one-hit wonders, watching YouTube videos of kittens, the app CatPaint . . I CatPaint all my pictures. It's weird.
On dealing with nerves: I do. But only if I'm not sure what the audience thinks of me, like at award shows. I never look down at the front row! My heroes watching = nerves!
Describe your favorite dress you've ever worn: I get to wear it every night on tour at the end of the show when I'm singing "Love Story." It's long and sparkly (big surprise, right?) and a total princess dress.
If you weren't a singer-songwriter, what would you be? I'd be doing something creative and idea-related-like coming up with ad campaigns or writing novels. Or I'd work with kids!