Kylie Minogue Elle UK June 2010 cover white dress hammock

Kylie Minogue lounging on the cover of British Elle's June issue. Photo courtesy of Elle U.K.

The over-40 cover star lovin' continues!

Elle UK's June issue features 41-year-old Kylie Minogue hanging loose on a hammock -- but Gilligan she ain't.

Clad in a white thigh-baring minidress and sexy cage heels, the pint-sized pop princess poses for photographer David Slijper and opens up about her wardrobe, love life and aging.

Oh, and did we mention her clothes hanger phobia?

"The problem is I hate putting things on hangers," Minogue tells the magazine.

"I have a hanger phobia -- I don't like the way they sound when you put them in the wardrobe."

Did somebody say Joan Crawford?

The singer, whose new album, "Aphrodite," hits stores on July 5, also dishes about her style, citing Coco Chanel as a favorite designer and says that she's "got far too many shoes, but they look so pretty I don't like to hide them away."

Must be nice! Minogue also shared her biggest fashion regret: "the occasions when I listen to others and not myself.

"But that can apply to numerous aspects in my life, not just fashion," she says. "Sometimes I'll be wearing something I feel really uncomfortable in, and I'm sure it looks awful and you're all liars... and then I see what the photographers were seeing and it looks brilliant.

"And there are occasions the other way round when I see the pictures and think, 'Oh, no, why didn't someone say?'"

The youthful-looking Aussie also shares her thoughts on aging under a microscope.

"I find it frustrating that you're damned if you do and you're damned if you don't," Minogue tells Elle.

"If you look too good, everyone's suspicious -- how are you allowed to look so good? And if you look terrible, how dare you look terrible?

"Some time ago there was the headline 'Kylie caught without makeup!' Well, I don't wake up with makeup on! I just thought [frustrated], 'Ohhh.' I don't know.

"I try to make the most of what I have. I do go down a dark path every once in a while, wishing things about myself were different. And then the clouds pass."

Welcome to our world, girlfriend. Of course, it's probably easy for those clouds to pass when you, um, look like a goddess, but we appreciate the modesty.

For behind-the-scenes footage of Kylie's cover shoot, visit Elle.tv. To read her interview in full, pick up the June issue of Elle UK -- out now -- or visit Elleuk.com for more details.

Meanwhile, check out Jennifer Lopez of Marie Claire U.K.