Nov. 13, 2012 at 11:04 AM ET
Oh, to be a celebrity — the pains of living life in the Us Weekly spotlight!
Singer Taylor Swift, 22, is evidently suffering from a few wardrobe woes, according to a new interview in Harper's Bazaar Dec. / Jan. issue. While the talented songstress says she loves dresses ("There's just something so feminine about a dress"), she supposedly needs to own "hundreds" to satisfy the tabloids' thirst.
"I'm in a predicament where I can't wear a dress twice or else it's pointed out in magazines, so" — she starts laughing — "unfortunately I have to shop for dresses all the time."
Sounds exhausting, right? Granted, she's the highest-paid entertainer under 30 — according to Forbes — and can certainly afford such an expensive (and common) celebrity habit, but it sounds more like time-sucking slavery than a shopping fantasy.
Perhaps she can take a cue from the world's favorite fashionistas, who are proving that recycling one's clothing is more chic than embarrassing. First lady Michelle Obama, Duchess Kate and even Kanye West have been spotted wearing the same items twice. And people love them for their recession-friendly choices.
Even Kim Kardashian advocates fashion frugality: "I love that [Duchess Kate recycles her gowns]," she told UK TV's "The Lorraine Show" on Nov. 9. "It's kind of ridiculous to assume that you'd wear something once and never wear it again. I love wearing the same thing and switching it up a bit."
Then again, Swift is young and seems especially sensitive to media criticism. In describing the frustration of dating in the public eye, Taylor has been reduced to tears over what she's read.
"What I had to learn to do, in order to maintain a general happiness in my life, was to stop reading everything," she said. "And then it gets really bad if you go through a breakup and those blogs have these polls asking, 'Who should they date next?' And you're just sitting there staring at the laptop bawling. But you can live in a normal world where a breakup is just a breakup if you don't expose yourself to what's being speculated about yourself. That's where I live now."
What do you think of stars recycling fashion? Are you a fan? Let us know!
Rina Raphael is a TODAY editor often spotted recycling her ratty plaid pajamas on weekend.
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