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Dua Lipa is unstoppable.
The “Levitating” singer is the new star of The Wall Street Journal Magazine. For the interview, Lipa talks about what it was like releasing her “Future Nostalgia” album during the pandemic and preparing for her upcoming tour, as well as the impending launch of her podcast and newsletter. For an accompanying photo shoot, Lipa is on the cover in black and white while nonchalantly donning a cap and hoodie.
She’s donned a plethora of outfits for the magazine that all match her vibe. For one, she wears a gray tie-up sweater paired with baggy jeans. In another, she wears a green print jacket paired with a brown bralette and shiny khaki-colored baggy pants. Additionally, Lipa wears a gray hoodie with a white t-shirt and skinny jeans with a baseball cap. In another pose, she wore a fuzzy beige dress with loose, flowing pants. And finally, she wore a brown jacket from the popular Gucci x Balenciaga Hacker collection paired with baggy jeans and black lingerie underneath.
Dua on releasing Future Nostalgia during the pandemic:
“I always have this view that you have to be outside your comfort zone for things to be rewarding,” Lipa said on a recent snowy morning in Manhattan. “So when the pandemic hit, and everyone was worried about whether we should release the album, I was just like, F— it, maybe this is just what we need While everyone is at home, maybe this is the album we should release. It was scary, because you had no idea how long we were going to be in this pandemic. Everything was a big question mark. But I felt like we just had to do it.
Lipa explains how fashion has become more inclusive and diverse since her early modeling days:
Walking in the Versace show last fall gave her a new perspective. “Times have changed so much that you see beautiful models of all sizes, of all races, of different genders,” she says. “It’s amazing that it’s now the spectrum of beauty when it used to be so limited. Fashion moves so quickly, people are really responsible and taking a stand for things they believe in. And I love the fact to be a part of it now, in this time of change.
Lipa on being deeply involved in the making of her upcoming album:
“I’ve written a lot: it’s starting to take shape; I recorded a lot of it,” she says. “He has a vision. It has a name, I think, for now. It was just fun to experiment. I will always do pop music, but it has its own unique sound, which is exciting and something like a movement of nostalgia for the future. He’s still in baby form, so we’ll see as he evolves.
“In all honesty, that’s probably not what my fans want to hear, but I’m in no rush.”
Browse the gallery to see Lipa’s best red carpet style.