Avril Lavigne on the cover of Nylon.
Photo: Brooke Nipar/NYLON
When it came out in 2002, I used to listen to Avril Lavigne's debut album, Let Go, over and over again on my headphones in the dark. The spokeswoman for sad, "Complicated" teenage girls, Avril was the early aughts' Alanis, and at least everyone I knew was completely into it. It's more than a decade later, now, and both we—the girls listening to Let Go in the dark and Avril herself—have grown up, but she is still going strong, making music and refining her signature skater girl style. This month, she's on the cover of NYLON's music issue, giving a cuts-right-through-you stare that has us fully convinced that growing up hasn't taken away a hint of her edge.
Emma Watson in the June issue of 'W.'
Photo: Via 'W'
She might currently be busy ruling the Cannes red carpet and doing airport fashion better than anyone in LWDs, but thanks to W magazine, even those of us NOT at the swanky international film festival can still get our Emma Watson fix. Well, on the newsstand, anyway, since The Bling Ring star is the publication's June cover girl! The actress is looking quite the leading lady in a charcoal gray Louis Vuitton jacket and a gorgeous, flushed beauty look (holy cheekbones!). Peer a little closer, though, and you'll see she's also working teeny peekaboo shorts, fishnet tights, and some major diamond and gold bling. Chic but not stuffy and grown-up yet still fresh, the sophisticated spread is the perfect introduction to Emma's next chapter. And judging from the images below, it's going to be AWESOME.
Solange in the June/July issue of "Complex".
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It doesn't matter whether she's rocking brick print suits in her music video for "Losing You" or breathing new life into tired festival fashion at SXSW, Solange Knowles looks good in pretty much everything. Seriously, though, has this girl EVER had a bad outfit? *crickets* Yeah, that's what we thought. So given her fashion cred, it should come as a surprise to pretty much nobody that the über-talented younger Knowles sister has landed herself yet another magazine cover, this time for Complex. The publication's self-proclaimed "sexy but classy cover shoot" shows Solange sporting her signature red-orange lipstick and gazing straight up against the bold blue background. The minimalist profile shot is compelling enough on its own, but flip inside the issue and it gets even better, like Solange lounging upon plastic-covered chairs in colorblocked separates. See even more awesomeness below!
Carrie Underwood on the June cover of Marie Claire.
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I don't know if there really is something different about southern girls, but Carrie Underwood is sure turning on the southern charm on the June cover of Marie Claire magazine. The American Idol champ and SIX TIME Grammy winner posed in a sun drenched shoot for the mag, inspiring our yearnings for summer with her glowing shock of white blonde hair and bright graphic shift. Carrie toes the line between good girl and bad, looking ready to take off in her red convertible at any second, leaving you blinking in the dust. Although we might see Carrie as all glitter and country sparkle, the accompanying interview reveals a grit and sass that her exterior doesn't even begin to suggest.
Nicki Minaj on the June/July issue of 'Teen Vogue.'
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Just when we thought Nicki Minaj was leaving her bold and bedazzled Harajuku-inspired ensembles behind, the rapper/singer/American Idol judge/soon-to-be fashion designer appears on Teen Vogue's June/July issue looking like her old, decked-out self! She channeled Barbs in THE most fashion-y of ways by sporting long, platinum waves, a Vivienne Westwood Gold Label corset (complete with embellished bows!), and a lace Chris Benz top and white tutu. She, of course, wore her signature pink pout (which, in case you didn't know, was the best-selling MAC Viva Glam lipstick of all time, NBD) with a touch of shadow on her lids and mile-long lashes. Work that playful pose, girl!
Selena Gomez on the cover of "InStyle" magazine.
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AHHH, IT'S HERE! Selena Gomez's InStyle magazine cover has finally arrived! Hot on the heels of Selly's own "Come & Get It" music video release just last night, InStyle has revealed that Miss Gomez is their June 2013 cover girl. Beaming in a black, navy, and cobalt strapless jumpsuit by Stella McCartney, Selena fronts the summer issue looking warm-weather appropriate but also chic and sophisticated. Jewel tone Fendi bangles provide the color palette for the mag's cover lines, but the candy-colored summer FASHUN does not stop there!
Cara Delevingne is Miss 'Vogue''s first cover girl!
Photo: Via British 'Vogue'
The secret's out, y'all! British Vogue officially has a cool little sister in the newly-launched Miss Vogue magazine. And let's be honest—who better to front the glossy's debut issue than Cara Delevingne? After some Twitter teasers this week about the mystery cover girl, today is the day we can finally feast our eyes on Cara in ALL her pretty, pink glory. The notorious industry goofball, onesie queen, and 2012's Model of the Year is smiling wide in bold red lipstick and dressed in a custom Topshop Unique ensemble. The 20-year-old has been a longtime favorite of the U.K. retail giant, walking in the Fall/Winter runway show as well as being a key player in the brand's tech-savvy catwalk production. While Topshop's boundary-pushing goods are nothing new, here Cara's throwing back to the ultimate middle school style trick by layering her sequined cami over the basic gray crewneck (remember those days?!).
Miley Cyrus for "V" Magazine.
Photo: V Magazine
We may STILL be reeling off of Miley Cyrus' TWO ELLE UK covers, but the platinum pixie-headed girl isn't stopping there on her quest to plaster her mug all over your newsstands. Hot on the heels of the ELLE UK release, V Magazine has revealed Billy Ray's little girl as their Summer 2013 cover girl. Not once, not even twice, but THREE. TIMES. *wipes sweat from upper lip* PHEW!
Haim on the June cover of ASOS magazine.
Photo: ASOS Magazine/Michael Hauptman
It's no secret that we love the sisters Haim around here. We've just about worn away the play button on all of our various devices hitting repeat on their 2012 single "Don't Save Me," and we MAY have even sung it in karaoke more than once. Maybe. Beyond just crafting one undeniable hit after another and putting on one of the best live shows we've seen in AWHILE, the sisters also have great style, both as a group and individually. We've chatted with them (and their music video stylists) about it in the past, and we're overjoyed to see it captured so well on the June cover of ASOS magazine. The girls are each wearing looks that reflect their style, with Alana, a.k.a. BabyHaim, wearing an ASOS crop top emblazoned with the year '1990,' middle sister—and resident tomboy—Danielle in an Ashish sequined numbers oversized shirt dress, and eldest sis Este in an ASOS crop top and Antipodium metallic skirt. The shoot is sunny and fun and the photos look as though they could almost be candids from the sisters' own lives in their native LA.
Photo: ASOS Magazine/Michael Hauptman
Chemistry is a real thing, and it can make ALL the difference in a photo spread. The Haim sisters are obviously super comfortable with one another, not just from playing in a band together but from, you know, growing up in the same house for their entire lives, and the ease and humor with which they interact is undeniable. On the cover, Este gleefully makes a mustache with Danielle's long brown hair, and the interior shots are no less playful. The girls manage to make a chain link fence look as exciting as a rollercoaster ride in shiny jeans and a T-shirt for Danielle, a psychedelic, Tumblr-meets-canyon-lady maxi dress for Este, and, of course, Alana's signature jean shorts and a graphic long-sleeved shirt. Are you taking notes? We certainly have been. The mag is available now on the ASOS Fashion Up app, available from the app store.
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