Ellie Goulding served up a great look the other day at the Glamour UK awards and she also looked great on the July 2015 cover of ELLE UK. On the cover, the singer is rocking a CHRISTIAN DIOR FALL 2015 black, white & yellow camouflage ensemble. Her make-up is light fresh with pulled back tresses.
In the issue, she talks about how she had to work to build her emotional & body confidence, fame, her love life and more.Continue below to read some excepts from Ellie's interview. For more on her feature, go to ElleUK.com and/or pick up a copy on newsstand now.
On fame at 23:
'When I started out, I couldn't cope with it. I didn't quite know who I was supposed to be. I was never confident in my looks. I hated my chin, my nose, my eyebrows. I was told by people at my record company to watch videos of other girls, like Little Boots, and Elly Jackson from La Roux, and try and look like them. I had panic attacks so bad I couldn't leave my flat; I couldn't bear people looking at me. I would worry that I would never be able to sing because I couldn't even get up. I was also horribly ashamed of myself because I felt like some sort of drama queen and all I wanted to be was strong.'
On rumors about her love life:
‘I did go on a few dates with Niall [Horan] but I was never in a relationship with Ed [Sheeran]. I have absolutely no idea where that came from and why it was turned into such a big thing. I find it so frustrating that female musicians are constantly defined by the men they have or haven’t dated. It’s something I’ve talked about with Taylor a lot. She definitely feels that. She gets bothered by it. It’s like, you can be a great artist, you can write great songs, but the thing that everyone is going to talk about is some relationship they think you have had or not had. It’s definitely something we both think happens to female artists over male artists.’
On her relationship with Dougie Poynter:
‘He is definitely the one forever. He’s been through a lot, and he has a quiet depth that I love. And you know what, when I was a teenager, I fancied him but I thought he was so out of my league. Way too good-looking for me. Calvin Harris has already offered to play at our wedding. Not that we’ve organized one. But the offer has been made.’
Credit: ELLE UK