Taylor Momsen, Teen Philosopher, Discusses Fashion & Life In FHM

Our favorite angsty blonde fashion disaster Taylor Momsen has a super pervy cover of FHM for March–they might as well have included a shrieking countdown to announce her 18th birthday and the removal of her pants.

But this is predictably Momsen: outspoken fan of stripper shoes, horrible outfits, tantrums, blaming her parents for her eye makeup, etc. The former Gossip Girl is promoting her band Session Musicians With Soul Patches The Pretty Reckless and brought all of her reactionary teen fashion philosophy to the conversation. Here are some choice excerpts:

“I love stripper shoes and I always try to find the tallest ones. I’m always surprised no one talks about my shoes. I’m, like, on stage in 15-inch heels but people talk more about my eye make-up, which has stayed the same forever.”


“I don’t like guys who overdress. And I don’t like guys who try too hard. My biggest thing is be yourself.”

She elaborates!

“Be yourself and if people don’t like you, then they can suck a dick. I don’t like people who pretend to be something to fit into a certain crowd or guys who pay more attention to how they look than you do – that’s not a good thing.”

You see, Taylor doesn’t dress like a late-90′s mall goth because she’s 18 and acting out, she does it because she’s different. Last but not least:

“I like the rain. I like the gloom, and everyone’s got such an attitude, be it a good or a bad one. Most of my favorite bands are from England. You guys have the best bands. The Beatles, Zeppelin, The Who, you have frickin’ all of them! America loses there.”

We’re just waiting for the day when Momsen’s handlers stop letting her embarrass herself in interviews like this. Until then, expect more cursing and eyeshadow rebellion.

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    • porkchop

      Around 10 years ago, my friend and I used to write all these stories about a horrible girl named Kitty who lived in an English boarding school and did awful things all the time, such as sniff model airplane glue in class and get the tube stuck to her face, and write in her diary, “Lost 5 pounds to show fat girl it isn’t hard.”

      And now I’m in a world where this girl and Paz de la Huerta are real! It’s so much less funny when it’s real!