Taylor Swift's blue eyes pop on the cover of US Vogue's February 2012 issue. She posed for photographer Mario Testino inside the issue, pairing a variety of high fashion looks with a guitar. She spoke candidly about her career trajectory, an upcoming album, and her high-profile romantic life. Taylor has dated Jake Gyllenhaal, Taylor Lautner, and even fellow musician John Mayer. Taylor admits to healing her heart through songwriting, and revealed an "earth-shattering" breakup last year inspired her new record. Taylor said in Vogue:
- Taylor on the future: "I fret about the future . . . What my next move should be. What the move after that should be. How I am going to sustain this. How do I evolve. I get so ahead of myself. I’m like, ‘What am I going to be doing at 30?’ But there’s no way to know that! So it’s this endless mind-boggling equation that you’ll never figure out. I overanalyze myself into being a big bag of worries."
- Taylor on love: "I think I am smart unless I am really, really in love, and then I am ridiculously stupid."
- Taylor's current relationship status: "I got nothing going on! I just don’t really feel like dating. I really have this great life right now, and I’m not sad and I’m not crying this Christmas, so I am really stoked about that."
- Taylor on heartbreak: "There’s just been this earth-shattering, not recent, but absolute crash-and-burn heartbreak, and that will turn out to be what the next album is about. The only way that I can feel better about myself — pull myself out of that awful pain of losing someone — is writing songs about it to get some sort of clarity."