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Who says gold accessories can't be worn as tops?

Not Bella Hadid or Lorde, apparently.

After Hadid wore a gold necklace as a top on the red carpet earlier this summer, Lorde followed in the same footsteps with a top made of gold flowers on the cover of Vogue.

The New Zealand pop star covered the magazine in a show-stopping gold Schiaparelli top (the same brand as Hadid's statement piece), with her hair worn wet and slicked back.

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Credit: Théo de Gueltzl//Vogue

During her interview, Lorde (born Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor) spoke of her new album, Solar Power, and discussed her discomfort with being a public figure.

"I'm a highly sensitive person," she said. "I'm not built for pop star life. To have a public-facing existence is something I find really intense and is something I'm not good at. That natural charisma is not what I have. I have the brain in the jar."

"I think I was known for having my finger on the pulse, so it was actually a huge decision philosophically for me to step back from that," she told the magazine of her decision to abstain from social media. "But I started to see the phone as a portal. I can't keep going through that portal, in the same way that I wouldn't just take mushrooms all these moments of a day. It's too deep a tunnel ... I could sense that it would be very bad for the work and for me if I stayed online. I don't think I've met too many people for whom social media is a net positive. It's producing crazy chemicals, forming crazy neural pathways that are not rooted in positivity ... But I think we've got to be upfront about the things that are making us sick as a society."