In an oversized fedora hat, skinny black jeans and towering heels, Jessie J rocked up to our December cover shoot looking every inch the international popstar we've come to know and love. Here's what we learned from hanging out with the multi-platinum-selling singer on-set. Plus check out our amazing behind-the-scenes video below to see Jessie work her posing magic. And don't forget to pick up your copy of the December issue, on sale from the 6th November.
She took posing with figs and thistles in her stride:
Fuelled by chocolate crossiants, set designer Beatrice Hurst spent over fours hours creating the decadent set for our December cover. Inspired by old master paintings it consisted of 300 flowers including roses, hydrangeas, thistle, artichokes and kangaroo blooms, 25 plums, 2 bunches of grapes, 10 white candlesticks, and err two animal skulls. Plus one chaise lounge that Jessie wanted to keep to nap on.
She adheres to a strict diet:
But it's to preserve her vocal chords not her waistline. A two-page rider was headlined: "No nuts, pineapple, kiwi fruit, cheese or red meat." Alcohol and caffeine are out too. But Lindt chocolate melted into ice-cream is her weakness.
She's thought about quitting:
"I've had many moments when I've thought, 'This is it. I'm not going to be able to do what I want to do anymore. It was my label going, 'Is she selling enough? Is she healthy enough?Is she willing to be sexual enough?' I had to discover all those attitudes by myself, and deal with them."
Doctors told her she would never walk again after suffering a stroke:
"I was like, you f******* watch me. The doctor that said that I hope they bought my album. Three times over!"
She's doesn't mind being called a diva:
"It comes with the territory, sadly. Yes, I'm passionate, very direct and honest, and I know that can come across as rudeness but, honestly, it's not!"
She wasn't happy being labeled bisexual:
"I felt like it was affecting my life and my career, being branded as something I've never said that I was. I don't want to be labelled, and that's it really. I've always apologised if I've offended anyone, too; I never meant to."
Jessie J for InStyle UK by Micaela Rossato
She doesn't want to be with someone for the sake of it:
"Any guy I meet now, I'm like, 'Are you a husband? Are you a dad?" Her two biggest dreams? "I want to be a worldwide superstar, and a mum and a wife."
Check out the full behind-the-scenes video below and for the full interview pick up your issue of the December issue of InStyle, on newsstands from the 6th November.
By: Chloe Mac Donnell / @tweetchloe