Lorde and her cornrows in the 'Team' music video.
Photos: Universal Music
When we think of Lorde, one thing (other than the lyrics to "Royals") pops into mind: that hair. Sure, she pulls off goth-inspired style and dark lipstick insanely well, but that curly mane is kinda her thing. Even though we've seen it matted down and pinned back on the cover of Clash magazine, we were still taken aback when we peeped her video for "Team" and her signature curls were M.I.A.
From what we can see in the few (and dark) shots of Lorde in the video (wearing a Zana Bayne leather harness, BTW), she seems to have braided her hair into cornrows and tied it into a ponytail at the nape of her neck. When we chatted with Lorde a few weeks ago, she revealed the secret to her hair was not washing it frequently which, TBH, we can get behind. Good news for Lorde (and us, as Lorde worshippers): Cornrows don't need to be washed that frequently either! A new style to add to our encyclopedia that doesn't require maintenance? Sign us up!
MTV's Artist To Watch this week is none other than our fave barrette-wearing singer, Lorde. When Lorde was in New York recently, we had a chance to chat with her about her fashion choices and her ah-may-zing hair.
Lorde revealed that she's really into "goth vibes" (those vibes seem to be making the rounds: Rihanna's #ghettogoth steez, anyone?), even though she says the goth community may shun her. Don't exclude the lady holding strong at #1 on the Billboard charts for the fifth week in a row, goths!
Lorde on the cover of 'Clash' magazine's Pop Special issue.
Photos: Clash/Billy Ballard
You may not recognize Lorde's face, but you've definitely heard her single "Royals" on the radio/on TV/on your BFF's fave playlist/everywhere you go, etc. The song has been sittin' pretty atop the Billboard Hot 100 for the past three weeks and the Internet is abuzz with Lorde's every move. Oh, also, she's only 16. NBD. As the reigning ruler of pop music, it makes total sense that Clash magazine has put Lorde on the cover of their Pop Special issue.
On the cover—which, along with the rest of the spread, was styled by Victoria Higgs—the singer is in a brown turtleneck and black and white furry coat. The most striking thing about the cover (besides how she manages to pull off all basic colors together), is that her hair, which is normally curly, unruly, (not to mention 100% enviable) is wet, middle-parted, and kept in line with 2 sparkly barrettes.