Taylor Swift Talks Relationship 'Red Flags' In Vogue

18 January 2012
After much speculation, Taylor Swift has nabbed the February cover of Vogue, donning a big-rimmed beige hat, hippie-chic clothes and fringy bangs. The singer not only opens up about her love of fashion in the article, but also goes into depth about her plans for the future, including her dreams to star in more movies and just what she has in store for her next album, which — believe it or not — will be about boys.

"There's just been this earth-shattering, not recent, but absolute crash-and-burn heartbreak," she explained about the highly anticipated follow-up to 2010's Speak Now. "And that will turn out to be what the next album is about. The only way that I can feel better about myself — pull myself out of that awful pain of losing someone — is writing songs about it to get some sort of clarity."

Swift, who says she's currently happily single, goes on to say that she's learned some of the major "red flags" in relationships, which include a guy who falls too fast without actually knowing her ("You can't be in love with a Google search," she said), a guy who can't understand why she needs to have security, a guy who wants to "put her down" and a guy who needs too much privacy.

While she's learning more and more about dating, she's also still trying to maneuver fame. Right now, she's at the top of her game, but she knows that that can change at any time. "This is what I've wanted to do my whole life. It never freaks me out. Never. Ever," she says. "But you know what does freak me out? When is the other shoe going to drop? I am so happy right now. So I am always living in fear. This can't be real, right? This can't really be my life.

"The stakes are really high if you mess up, if you slack off and don't make a good record, if you make mistakes based on the idea that you are larger than life and you can just coast," she later says. "If you start thinking you've got it down, that's when you run into trouble — either by getting complacent or becoming mouthy. And nobody likes that."

The article makes mention that Swift has been spending more time in L.A. looking for the right movie role. Currently she's rumored to be playing Eponine in the A-list-filled big-screen adaptation of "Les Miserables."

Adele is the next rumored pop cover girl for the fashion magazine. The singer appeared on the cover of October's Vogue U.K.

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