Celebrity Lorde Wore Gold Flowers as a Top on the Cover of 'Vogue' Gilded excellence. By Kimberly Truong Kimberly Truong Kim Truong is a writer focusing on news, entertainment, and culture. She is a graduate of Fordham University. Her work has appeared on The Cut, Self, Refinery29, and BBC America. InStyle's editorial guidelines Published on September 8, 2021 @ 11:16AM Pin Share Tweet Email 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. 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." Lorde Just Teased New Music "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."