Lorde craves luxe buzz after all

Last updated 15:17 23/06/2014

ROYAL TREATMENT: Lorde can't avoid all the trappings of success.

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Oh Lorde, how times have changed.

The 17-year-old singer who won hearts with Royals, an anthem railing against the rampant materialism of popular music, can't seem to avoid such trappings these days.

In Royals, Lorde said she and her friends didn't come from money, criticising the trappings of modern music celebrity including Cristal champagne, vodka and tigers on gold leashes: "That kind of luxe just ain't for us, We crave a different kind of buzz".

Since topping the charts, though, Lorde has been hobnobbing with the rich and famous across the globe and now she's headlined a Cristal-fueled birthday bash for an Auckland property magnate.

Lorde was the main act at developer Ted Manson's Saturday night birthday bash, the New Zealand Herald has reported.

Manson is the managing director of Mansons TCLM, a firm he founded with his father Colin in the 1970s.

The party was held at Telecom's Auckland headquarters, which were developed by Mansons TCLM, and was said to have included a performance by Hayley Westenra, with comedian Rhys Darby as MC.

Manson was reported to be celebrating his 60th birthday.

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