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Charli XCX goes glam (and a bit sassy) in the new music issue of Galore! The singer is known for her quirky ’90s style, but in this editorial spread she tries out looks borrowed from the ’60s and ’70s.

Shot by Chuck Grant (a.k.a. Lana Del Rey‘s little sister), the “Doing It” starlet rocks fuzzy sweater, babydoll dresses and some serious leather! Inside the issue, Charli talks up her well-known love for Britney Spears as well as her favorite perfume by…Justin Bieber?

View the gallery up top, and read some interview highlights below!

On who she looks up to: “I’m not really sure. When I was younger it was like Shampoo and the Spice Girls and stuff. Now I don’t really have a role model or anything like that. I find it’s better to just walk your own path.”

On her perfume: “This is like my favourite question ever. I have a lot of Justin Bieber perfume which my fans always give me. It’s super sweet smelling. My friend also bought me a perfume box set of Disney princess scents so sometimes I smell like Snow White, sometimes like Cinderella, sometimes like Ariel. But my favourite right now is Toy by Moschino.”

On what sparked her interest in music: “I think it was when I saw the video for ‘…Baby One More Time’ and I freaked out. I was like ‘ahhhh Britney’s so cool!’ But I really started making music when I was 14 and had gotten into Ed Banger and all their releases. I wanted to make French electro. I tried replicating it and totally failed but I guess that’s where I started figuring out my own sound instead.”

On the success of “Boom Clap”: “(laughs) I never know about things like that. I kind of think it’s impossible to. The music industry is all so ridiculous. There’s so much chance and luck and fate involved in creating a big song these days. I just make the music I want to make and see what happens you know. I can never recognize a hit because I’m not a psycho about it. I just know the songs I think sound cool.

Click here to read Charli XCX’s full Galore interview!

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