Ariana Grande looks stunningly different on magazine cover, talks about Manchester attack and her anxieties
Photographed by Craig McDean for the cover, Grande's unrecognizable look was put together by stylist Kate Phelan who picked a classic lace Channel outfit
Stunning is perhaps the best word to describe the latest cover of British Vogue featuring pop princess Ariana Grande. Instead of rocking her usual fluttery eyes and high-pony look — something that fans of the songstress are so used to seeing — the 24-year-old flaunted a rather somber look replete with long blonde hair and freckles.
"Reflecting on the year that changed everything, @arianagrande covers the July issue of @britishvogue," read the caption as the magazine debuted its upcoming cover via it's official Instagram account.
Photographed by Craig McDean for the cover, Grande's look was put together by stylist Kate Phelan, who resorted to a classic lace Channel outfit. Accentuating the nude-face further, makeup artist Mark Carrasquillo worked magic with simple highlights near her eyes and just a hint of gloss on her lips.
Above all, though, it is the layered hair-do by Chris Appleton — a not-so-common style when it comes to the Bang Bang hitmaker — that helped Grande shine on her latest Vogue feature.
If Grande is at her natural best on the cover picture, the accompanying interview is even rawer with the singer opening up about her transformative past year. Speaking about the changes, not only did the singer talk about her music and fourth album 'Sweetener', but also spoke candidly about her anxiety issues and most importantly the PTSD-symptoms.
According to Grande, it all began in the wake of the bombing during her gig at the Manchester Arena. Although she talked about her struggles, the 'No Tears Left To Cry' singer also acknowledged that the experience was much tougher on part of the survivors and the families of the victims.
“I know those families and my fans, and everyone there experienced a tremendous amount of it as well. Time is the biggest thing. I feel like I shouldn't even be talking about my own experience — like I shouldn't even say anything. I don't think I'll ever know how to talk about it and not cry," she told the magazine.
About her own battle with anxiety, she revealed, "I've always had anxiety. I've never really spoken about it because I thought everyone had it. But when I got home from tour, it was the most severe I think it's ever been."