LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Miley Cyrus is going to bring high fashion to “Middle America,” the “Hannah Montana” star said in the August issue of Elle magazine.
“Oh my God, I’m so stoked!” she said of her new line with Max Azaria for Wal-Mart. “It’s a lot of peasanty, flowy tops, hippie and loose and sexy, like boho chill mixed with English-rocker-esque. Plaids, studs, rips, cool colors. The jeans are my favorite part of the entire line. Because, like, literally, this is going to good for, like, Middle America, and it will be great for kids that really want to be in fashion but they don’t have it available.”
And the star added that she’d be willing to pay top dollar for the fancy couture.
“I would pay $500 for the jeans that we make for $20,” she said. “I’m really into high fashion.”
If runway style seems like more of an adult interest, it’s because the 16-year-old star is growing up, showing off mature poses in the mag’s photoshoot and talking about her relationship, now over, with 20-year-old model Justin Gaston.
“We’re together, and then again, we’re not,” she said at the time of the interview. “Some people see us more as friends and don’t get why we work in a relationship. They’re like, ‘It’s weird, best friends shouldn’t date!’ But the person that you eventually spend the rest of your life with – I’m not saying it’s him – why are you going to wake up with someone every day and not want to hang out with them?”
And Miley also revealed a closeness to ex-boyfriend Nick Jonas, who she’s rumored to be back together with.
“It’s hard for all of us,” she said of her superstardom. “That’s why me and Nick are so close, and me and Demi [Lovato] are so close. There are so many people that could be using you. So me and Nick and Demi, we don’t need anything from each other. We got our own thing going on. I’m close with Taylor [Swift] too.”
Even at 16, though, the maturing Miley still looks to dad Billy Ray Cyrus for guidance.
“My dad won’t let me fix my teeth or cut my hair,” she said. “He loves it. He’s like, ‘It’s you!’”