It’s time the kid got free. The May issue of FASHION Magazine
made a royal splash, with a cover adorned by the queen bee of pop, Lorde. That portrait and accompanying shots inside the mag—in which Lorde rocks splendid pieces from Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, and Louis Vuitton—were taken by photographer Chris Nicholls, who worked with stylist Zeina Esmail and hair/makeup artist Simone Otis on the job.
Indulging our unflagging curiosity in the New Zealand songstress, Nicholls shares with us some behind-the-scenes details about the shoot:
"I flew to Houston to intercept Lorde at the beginning of her North American tour. Unexpectedly tall and bubbly, she bounced into the tiny studio space explaining that she hadn’t slept the previous night on the tour bus and had been up since 3:00am. Nonetheless, she was generous with her time and excited about the clothes we had brought.
"We chose a lighter hand with the makeup and refrained from giving her the goth look that she is known for. Instead we attempted to reveal an eloquent, beautiful girl at the height of fashion."
Goal accomplished! Feast your eyes on more fashion photography by Chris Nicholls at DanieleForsythe.com.