There’s nothing like waking up to a new Selena Gomez cover. The “Selfish Love” singer, 28, welcomed Vogue into her Los Angeles home for an intimate shoot and candid conversation about politics, faith, making music she loves, potentially retiring from music and of course — her darling Disney days. In the new photos, Selena is pictured throughout her scenic backyard, which is hidden from the Hollywood lights by palm trees and tall greenery.
Selena’s cover look included a Saint Laurent dress by Anthony Vaccarello with a strapless fur top and floral embroidery. Her minimal glam — which consisted of a sleek cat eye and pale lip — was courtesy of her very own Rare Beauty line. Sel’s makeup artist for the shoot, Hung Vanngo, used a combination of the brand’s products including: Liquid Touch Weightless Foundation (190w), Liquid Touch Brightening Concealer (170w), Stay Vulnerable Melting Blush (Nearly Rose), Perfect Strokes Matte Liquid Liner, Brow Harmony Pencil and Gel (Cool Brown), and With Gratitude Dewy Lip Balm (Blessed).
Additionally, Selena’s dark, wavy locks were styled Edward Lampley. She accessorized with teardrop earrings by Cartier, specifically for the April cover.
In another gorgeous shot, Selena’s pictured lounging on a chair while dressed in a Dior bralette and high-waisted briefs. The matching set featured a beautiful vintage pattern and black outlining. She wore a Hermès scarf in her hair with a delicate Panconesi clip and Lisa Eisner earrings.
One far-away photo captured Selena standing poolside in a Salvatore Ferragamo dress. The sleeveless crochet number, which appeared to be a green-yellow color, was belted at the waist with Etro hardware.
At one point during the Vogue interview, Selena expressed her frustration about not being taken serious in the music industry — and even alluded to early retirement (from music). “It’s hard to keep doing music when people don’t necessarily take you seriously,” she said, recalling, “I’ve had moments where I’ve been like, ‘What’s the point? Why do I keep doing this?’”
Selena went on to say that she felt her 2020 breakup ballad, “Lose You to Love Me” was “the best song I’ve ever released,” though, “for some people it still wasn’t enough.” She explained, “I think there are a lot of people who enjoy my music, and for that I’m so thankful, for that I keep going, but I think the next time I do an album it’ll be different. I want to give it one last try before I maybe retire music.”
When the interviewer asked a followup question about the latter, Selena winced and cautioned, “I need to be careful.” She then clarified that she wants to focus more of her time producing in order to “give myself a real shot at acting.”