I'm a huge fan of Lorde's voice, her feminism, and her personal aesthetic, all of which are particularly impressive when you consider the fact that she just recently turned 18. And now it seems her entrée into adulthood is officially complete — Lorde wore red lipstick (instead of her usual purple), plus a super polished, black and white ensemble to the opening night of Hong Kong's Pradasphere Exhibition that proves she's all grown up.
The singer has always been known for her bold and brooding style, and while certain elements are usually effective — namely that deep purple lipstick — there has often been something young about her look. Not anymore! Lorde's all-Prada outfit consisting of bejeweled black jacket, blingy white top, and crisp black trousers was pitch-perfect and made her look wise beyond her 18 years. She ditched the plum lips for a pop of bright red, perhaps taking a cue from BFF Taylor Swift's book, which added some much needed color to the otherwise simple palette. And we can't ignore those tousled waves! That's one signature she should hold onto for years to come.
This isn't the first time we've seen Lorde tone things down — remember her October 2014 cover of ELLE magazine when she went nude (on her lips, of course — get your mind out of the gutter!) and sported a black-and-white fringed top? Our favorite "Royal" is really coming into her own.