Lorde’s Style Icons Are David Bowie & Grace Jones, Of Course

“The kind of clothes that I’ve found I like to wear over the past year and six months have all been things that make me feel powerful and strong. I wear a lot of pants. I wear a lot of long, structured dresses.”

In a chat with Vogue for their March 2014 issue, Lorde shared some of her fashion philosophies. The singer looks up to people “who have such a sense of themselves” within their style, like Grace Jones and David Bowie. Lorde is about the most self-actualized high schooler I know of, and that certainly comes across in her sartorial choices. She’s mentioned that her favorite designers are Comme des Garcons, Miu Miu, Moschino and Simone Rocha, but the singer also has a dog named Jimmy Choo — another favorite brand perhaps? In the past, she’s explained to Vogue how important clothes are to her musicality:

Onstage I basically wear a mix of long fitted dresses and quite tailored pants and shirt situations. Both kind of make me perform differently. Clothes onstage have to be functional and have to serve a certain purpose, but also transport people to a world. I definitely feel more feminine in a dress, whereas in pants you’re less restricted, so I think I move in probably more of an androgynous way [in pants].

Basically, the girl embodies “fierce” in every way she can. [Vogue]