Lily Collins On Jamie Campbell Bower Romance: ‘I’m Not One To Hide Anything’

As September’s Seventeen cover girl, Lily Collins is sporting a vibrant aesthetic that’s all about bold prints and bright colors—all the better to complement her new outlook on life, which is less plan-ahead, more live-in-the-moment.

The star of “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” is about to be one of this summer’s biggest superwomen, courtesy of the exciting book-to-film franchise that puts her in the same star caliber category as Kristen Stewart and Jennifer Lawrence (whom she told the mag she admires for their ability to handle fame and take on new roles). And just in time for her to hit the A-list, Lily explained to Seventeen that she’s embracing the art of letting go and getting (at least a little bit) wild.

Among the noticeable differences: her personal sense of style, which the actress says she’s playing with as she tries to carve out her own place on the celebrity landscape.

“I’ve definitely edged-up my style a little, but not for any reason other than I’m experimenting with myself,” she explained. “I always wanted tattoos, so this past November, I got two. I got my back done first and it’s my handwriting and it says, ‘Love, always and forever.’”

And speaking of love: Unlike some other starlets whose private lives go on lockdown the more famous they get, Lily says that she’s not making any sort of effort to hide her relationship with co-star Jamie Campbell Bower.

“We’ve made a conscious decision to go out and live life. I’m not one to hide anything, but I don’t feel the need to comment directly on it,” she said. “I think it would be a shame to not live in the moment and not enjoy everything that’s happening in fear of other people’s opinions.”

Or in other words: we are so going to see a million pictures of those two making out in the street from now on. Yep.

What do you think of Lily’s Seventeen look?