The 23-year-old has four hit albums, two fragrance deals, concerts that sell out in minutes, and she spends her spare time hanging out with America’s royal family, the Kennedys. Who needs unicorns and rainbows, when reality is a fairy tale?
Tis browsing a small guitar shop in the industrial-turned-hip Edgehill neighbourhood of Nashville, USA, her hometown. Hair swept up in a pretty ponytail and wearing a mustard yellow below-theknee pleated skirt, a crisp white button-down shirt, and sea-foam green cat-eye sunglasses, she looks like she just stepped out of the French film Amélie. It’s late afternoon, and we walk across a stone alleyway to a low-key pizza place, where we sit outside at a green plastic table and Taylor orders a small margherita pie and an iced tea.
As 2012’s highest paid musical performer and the winner of six Grammys, Taylor is nothing short of a teenage icon. But her life keeps moving further and further away from the teen audience that made her a star...