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I absolutely love Adele, as any living, breathing human should. She so rarely appears on magazine covers that, when she does, I find myself obsessing over them for days on end, in a completely not-creepy way, of course. Well, that’s about to happen again, and I just figured I should warn all of you in case you wanted me to focus on anything else in the next couple of days, because that simply won’t happen. Adele is on the cover of Vogue Magazine‘s March issue, and it’s sheer perfection. There’s just no two ways about it. 

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The cover, shot by Annie Leibovitz because of course, features a close-up of a fresh-faced Adele wearing minimal makeup wearing a floral, v-neck dress:

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It’s such peak Adele that I’m even willing to look past the prime dad joke that Vogue made about Adele “having us at Hello.”

The whole shoot, really, is absolutely stunning, but since this is Adele we’re talking about, the accompanying feature isn’t without it’s highlights. In talking to Vogue Editor-at-Large Hamish Bowles, Adele talked about her career, motherhood, and how she “had to take the right amount of time off to let people miss [her].” When she took that break, though, she didn’t find herself missing her previously aggressive amount of fame. She said,

“I didn’t miss being in the spotlight,” she confides, “but I really missed that side of myself. I was happy to be lost in the wilderness for a while, but I was a bit frightened that I was never going to get back. I suppose there was lots riding on what to follow 21 up with. Once ‘Hello’ came out, I felt like I’d got nothing to prove. I’m just going to sing now because I want to, and I’ll make records when I want to and not because someone is forcing me to do it.”

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She also talked about her songwriting process, which she keeps old-school by writing in a notebook. On writing “25,” she said,

“I was just shocked that all of a sudden I was 25! But actually I like myself more than ever. I feel so comfortable in my own skin. I really like how I look, I like who I am, I like everyone that I surround myself with. Obviously I have insecurities, but they don’t hold me back.”

Honestly, someone who can rap along to Nicki Minaj with the best of them doesn’t seem like someone who could be held back by anyone.

The March issue of Vogue hits newsstands on February 23. Head over to Vogue‘s website for the whole cover shoot and feature!