We already adore Lorde for her thoughtful tunes, unique style, curly mane and dark-hued lips — but most importantly, we dig the fact that the Grammy-winning songstress wears what makes her feel comfortable.
"The kind of clothes that I've found I like to wear over the past year and six months have all been things that make me feel powerful and strong," she says in Vogue's March 2014 issue. "I wear a lot of pants. I wear a lot of long, structured dresses." The 17-year-old New Zealander also counts Comme des Garcons, Miu Miu, Moschino, and Simone Rocha among her favorite fashion labels.
Lorde adds that her style icons are Grace Jones and David Bowie, people "who have such a sense of themselves." Not unlike herself, considering she also exudes a sense of confidence during interviews and onstage performances.
As a young musician with a growing fan base, she isn't necessarily comfortable with becoming a role model. Not yet, at least.
"It’s a fine line between being a role model and preaching to people. I never want to tell anyone how they should be, especially not someone my age," she says. "But, that being said, I’m conscious of the fact that people my age are reading what I say and listening to what I say, and that’s cool — particularly for the girls who are into what I do."