Taylor Swift's Girl Gang: A good thing or a bad thing?
Let's take a minute to talk our fave gal, Miss Taylor Swift - you know, that global pop sensation holding 5 platinum albums and 7 grammy awards... Not only is Tay overwhelmingly successful, but she’s aspirational too; the blonde haired babe was named the youngest woman to ever make it onto the Forbes World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list, and she’s taking this prestigious announcement and climbing those ranks by surrounding herself with an arrangement of beautiful, powerful and influential women, forging a solid and dominant network of girl power. 'There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.' says Swift. So, who are these oh so powerful women? Well, let’s begin by establishing the cast of the rather action-packed Bad Blood music video, featuring some of Taylor’s fellow musicians such as Selena Gomez, Hailee Steinfeld and Ellie Goulding, some top models including Cara Delevingne, Cindy Crawford, Martha Hunt, Karlie Kloss, Lily Aldridge and Gigi Hadid, and let us not forget mega hottie Zendaya, and the influential talent that is Lena Dunham. We get why Taylor adorns her posts with '#squadgoals' so often, because a squad they most certainly are. Although we’ve been seeing the odd bit of negativity being thrown at the group, we believe girls encouraging their friends to be the best they can can’t really be that bad of a thing, can it? In a recent interview with GQ Taylor said ‘I honestly think my lack of friendships in high school is why my female friendships are so important now.' And it’s not just Taylor who values the collectiveness of this close group of talented, independent individuals - Ellie Goulding spoke that ‘it’s so good to have those kinds of people around. And it’s not just people in the spotlight; it’s people who understand the music industry, who also just understand being a girl. This job can be so crazy and it's good to have a big support network of really strong, powerful, don’t-take-any-sh*ts kind of girls.’ Women being there for women is what we think this girl gang is all about and we are all for it! Words by Sophia Doak