Taylor Swift is definitely the friend to have when you have a birthday to celebrate. Victoria’s Secret model Lilly Aldridge turned thirty years old on November 15 and Taylor Swift held a fabulous birthday party in her home, complete with huge cake, candles, singing, and most importantly, many good friends. Many photos of the party were posted to Instagram.
According to Us Weekly, Taylor Swift invited many friends to the party, including her “Bad Blood” pals Gigi Hadid, Cara Delevingne, Karlie Kloss, Mariska Hargitay, Selena Gomez, Lily Aldridge, Cindy Crawford, and Kaia Gerber, with whom she posed in a photo. Crawford posted the photo on Instagram with a gratitude-filled caption.
“Thanks for the @MTV #MoonMan @TaylorSwift!”
Taylor Swift is spreading her generosity beyond her close-knit group of friends. Entertainment Weekly reports she interviewed up-and-coming star Alessia Cara about her new song, “Here.” Despite the fact that Taylor Swift is enamored with the new star, Cara humbly talked about the history of her successful song, which has hit No. 11 on Billboard’s Hot 100.
“I hear now that it gets played at parties. If you really think about it, it’s such a miserable song for a first single. But it worked!”
It most certainly did work because Cara is now scheduled to tour North America starting in January. She also recently sang onstage with Taylor Swift at one of Swift’s concerts. See the interview here.
Besides her incredible generosity, Taylor Swift is branching out into the clothing industry. She has a new line of clothing that she is selling through Chinese retailer Heritage66 Company. The clothing line is based on her “1989” tour. It features dresses, crop tops, high-waist pants, and sweatshirts, all of which have some reference to the songs and tour of her “1989” album. Huffington Post reports that the website for the clothing line says it is high-quality clothing, but of course Taylor Swift fans would expect nothing less.
“The quality and workmanship of a designer brand.”
However, the only available sizes are small and medium, with prices ranging from $40-$70. Plus, the Taylor Swift collection is only available in China, a real letdown for Taylor Swift fans around the world.
Even if fans can’t quite get her clothing, they can still enjoy Taylor Swift’s music and celebrate her wins at the American Music Awards. While she was absent for the awards show, she won three American Music Awards, including song of the year and album of the year. She is getting ready to start the Australian leg of her “1989” tour, and while she was expected at the American Music Awards, it appears she is in New Zealand right now, taking a few days to herself.
The New Zealand Herald reports that fans spotted the singer in the Auckland airport. Twitter lit up with reports of sightings.
It’s like the old saying goes: when you see a Taylor Swift at the airport, you will have a pleasant flight to New Zealand.
— Maggie Shipstead (@MaggieShipstead) November 22, 2015
The New Zealand Herald also reports that Taylor Swift recently told NME that she should take some time off, but not until after the tour.
“I think I should take some time off. I think people might need a break from me. I’m going to… I don’t know. Hang out with my friends. Write new music. Maybe not write new music. I don’t know.”
It’s not just the fans who love Taylor Swift. People reports that Adele has been working with Max Martin, who has helped Taylor Swift with a number of songs, and told Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic that she loves Taylor Swift’s song, “I Knew You Were Trouble.”
“I was like, ‘I love this song, who did this?’ “
Taylor Swift is certainly deserving of the awards she has won and the praise she has received. Good luck in Australia!
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