Monday, October 22, 2012

Interviewing Taylor Swift!

So I've been keeping a big secret from you all, and it's been killing me.

Two weeks ago I got the chance to meet my all time favourite musician, Taylor Swift! I've been a huge fan of Taylor since the beginning of her career, so was ridiculously excited, and nervous, to be given the chance to meet her in person.

I think it's one of those monumental moments in your life, meeting someone that you really look up to and idolise, and what made this particular occasion so special is that Taylor lived up to my expectations in every way. She was utterly humble, charming, and all around a lovely person. I got to spend a whole 15 minutes with her, one on one and she was an absolute dream to interview. I got the chance ask her a few questions about her perfume Wonderstruck, discover what's in her makeup bag, and find out all about her brand new album, RED.

I was unable to film on the day, but I did get to record our chat, so I've included a few sound bites from our interview. Hope you like it!
I started off asking her about the process of creating her fabulous perfume, Wonderstruck...

I also got the chance to find out a little more about her brand new fragrance 'Enchanted' which has just hit stores in the US...
 
Taylor's personal style has changed a lot throughout her career, but red lipstick has remained one of her trademark looks, and one that is featured heavily in the artwork for her new album RED.

Of course I had to ask her what red lipstick she uses...
 
And as I'm a beauty blogger, of course I had to ask her what's in her makeup bag right now...
 
It's clear from her style over the past year or so that Taylor has developed a love for vintage fashion and the 1940's and 50's more specifically, and she confessed her love for vintage shopping to me more than once during the interview, but she is perhaps more well known for her love of sparkly dresses, and has had the chance to wear more than her fair share since she shot to fame at the age of 16. I asked her what her all time favourite was...
 
She was super excited about the upcoming release of her new album and she described it for me in 5 words...
  
She also told me a bit more about her collaboration with Ed Sheeran (whom she named as her favourite British artist right now, along with Snow Patrol)
 
Last but not least, I made a little confession to Taylor. Not many people know this, so it's going to be a bit of a confession to you all as well. Way back in 2008, I saw an interview that Taylor had done with Teen Vogue. In it she confessed her love for watching makeup tutorials on YouTube when she was bored. This intruiged me, so I went to see these videos for myself, got hooked on watching them, then hooked on making them... and here I am today! I told this to Taylor and couldn't believe her response...
 
Meeting Taylor was such a wonderful experience, but it's not something I would have been able to do without you guys, so THANK YOU for watching, following and supporting me over the past three years, and giving me the opportunity to realise a dream. I wanted to share a little bit of the experience with you all, so I asked Taylor to sign a bottle of her perfume for one lucky follower to win.
I'm also giving away three copies of her new album, three sets of the cover girl makeup she mentioned in the interview, and a gorgeous Ted Baker makeup bag full of lovely Elizabeth Arden skincare.
If you'd like to be in with a chance of winning one of these prizes, then head over to my YouTube giveaway and tell me your favourite Taylor Swift song! 
You can also check out my Vlog from the day if you'd like to see my reaction to meeting her!
Wonderstruck is available nationwide from Boots and The Perfume Shop, starting price £20

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