Shirley Manson Shows the Young 'Uns How it's Done
Seven long years since their last release, Garbage has finally dropped a new album, "Not Your Kind of People". NYLON has it covered, of course, and in the June/July 2012 issue, their EIC photographed Garbage's glam-rock frontwoman for the cover.
Shirley Manson being, well, Shirley Manson, she has much to say on a number of matters, including:
her self image: "I used to torture myself because I thought I wasn't pretty enough, that I wasn’t young enough, I wasn’t this or that enough," she says in her lyrical Scottish brogue. "Now I’m like: Fuck it."
youth culture: "I love youth culture, but I also want some wisdom and some knowledge. I think we put far too much responsibility on young people's shoulders."
stepping out of the limelight at the height of fame: "For a decade I’d walk into a room and I’d feel the temperature change - and you sort of get used to that, which I don’t think is good for you as a human being at all. But it's like being a junkie: You have to be weaned off it. I went totally cold turkey. And there were a lot of tears and a lot of feeling lost and not being sure what to do about it."
Be sure to check out the feature interview on NylonMag.com.
(credits: images - Marvin Scott Jarrett; Styling - Marjan Malkapour; Hair - Clyde Haygood; Makeup - Torsten Witte; Nails _ Jamayka Hamilton; Fashion & accessories - ABOVE: Dress - Guarav Gupta; Earrings - Aldo Cipullo for Cartier; Belt - McQ Alexander McQueen; Leggings - Valerj Pobega; Rings - Glynneth B.; Bangle - Fred Leighton; RIGHT: Jumpsuit - Chadwick Bell)