One Direction on the cover of Wonderland Magazine.
Photo: Courtesy of Wonderland Magazine
I'm not sure why or how Wonderland Magazine is the first editorial to unlock the "One Direction + cable knit cashmere sweaters + flexible hold hair product + PUPPIES" equation, but I am so THANKFUL for it. The cover and the extreme close-up spread that inhabits the pages of Wonderland's November/December "Obsession Issue" are such guaranteed lady-kryptonite, if I could cut the copy here and just embed a GIF of me sitting at my computer with my mouth gaping open and glittering pixelated hearts for eyes, I WOULD.
Courtesy of Glamour Magazine.
Photo: Courtesy of Glamour
Selena Gomez is adorable, but there's so much more to her than just that. The former Disney star may be most known for her time on the channel, for her pop career with band The Scene, and for her role as half of pop's most powerful couple (the other half being, obviously, Justin Bieber), but beyond the fact that she's breaking into more grown up film roles this year with her part in Harmony Korine's Spring Breakers, which is being released just in time for, yeah, Spring Break in March of 2013, Gomez is showing herself to be whip smart, savvy, and beyond anything else, compassionate and concerned for the world beyond Hollywood. This is why, when Glamour announced this year's Women of The Year, it was no surprise that Selena was it. As the youngest-ever U.S. UNICEF ambassador, Gomez's life isn't all glitz and glam, when she's not working she's out there making a difference all over the world. In the article, Selena talks about visiting Ghana for the United Nations, and even taking part in the Global Poverty Project's Live Below The Line Project, where she spent a week living on just $1.50 a day.
Kristen Stewart is the master of transformation. By now, the Twilight star has tried just about every look—from a '60s bombshell to a vampy vixen to a bewitching beauty, and still manages to nail it every time. This month, though, she graces the cover of Glamour Poland looking very much, well, like herself. It's oddly refreshing to see K Stew donning high-fashion duds on a mag cover without transforming into a completely different persona. It's like she added just a touch of glamour to her everyday appeal, and we LOVE that.
Taylor Swift's Elle Canada Cover.
Photo: Courtesy of Elle Canada
Taylor Swift may have strayed from her sparkly dress wearing past lately, in favor of ladylike a-line dresses and *gasp* pants, but her glittering former signature style is out in full force on the cover of Elle Canada's December issue. The stunning gown calls to mind Tay's nude, sparkly look from her IHeartRadio performance, but, needless to say it takes it to a whole new level. Featuring a form fitting mermaid cut, what appears to be a sweetheart neckline and a long train, the gown would be totally at home on the Oscars red carpet. Taylor pairs the dramatic dress with easy, carefree waves and her signature red pout, making the look, which could so easily be thrown over the top by too-glitzy hair and makeup, look natural and elegant.
Cara Delevingne covers 'Style.com/Print' Issue 3
Photo: Via Style.com
Even though it only ended a few weeks ago, we don't blame you if Fashion Week seems like a long-lost memory. It's easy to get swept up in the slogan tees, stripes, and leather trend overload aftermath and totally breeze over the nitty gritty details and the glamour that makes us look forward to the Fashion Week rush, season after season. Luckily style.com is here to give us a very chic reminder of all that and more, wrapped up nicely in a thick glossy magazine. Style.com/Print is (duh) the print version of the authoritative fashion website, and it goes wayyy beyond your basic runway reviews. Think interviews with everyone from Marc Jacobs to Nicolas Ghesquière, casting calls with Alexander Wang...oh, and TONS of models, including the model of the moment herself, Miss Cara Develevingne. And as you can tell by her cover shot, this girl is giving some MAJOR lip.
2NE1 on the cover of 'FAULT' Magazine.
Photo: Courtesy of 'FAULT'/Giuliano Bekor
It's kind of impossible not to fall in love with 2NE1. Like, the moment we realized they also share a serious obsession with Jeremy Scott and decked-out winged sneakers, we were ALL aboard this K-Pop train. Typically, the 4-piece girl group (which includes Dara, CL, Minzy and Bom) can be seen sporting larger-than-life technicolor onstage ensembles or killer customized streetwear, but when we peeped them on the recently-released Dreams & Nightmares issue of FAULT Magazine, they totally transitioned over to the dark side. *cue spooky ghost sounds* All four ladies were clad in fancy, all-black ensembles paired with animal-inspired headgear that looked straight from the Viking era. And we're not talking cutesy little horns here—we're talking insane headpieces with spikes on them. Yeah. Spikes, people. On horns. The cover shoot, photographed by Giuliano Bekor and styled by Avo Yermagyan, shows a darker, goth-glam side of the girl group, which was used as a double cover with Kelly Osbourne's goth glam shoot from a few weeks ago. OMG, our cold, black hearts can barely handle all this goth-y goodness.
Lauren Conrad on the November cover of 'Allure.'
Photo: Courtesy of 'Allure'
If there's one thing we know about Lauren Conrad, it's that she's got her beauty game on LOCK. Whether she's switching up her strands with hot pink tips or teaching us how to do a step-by-step half moon mani, LC is always sharing the best beauty advice with her fellow ladies. I mean, it's no wonder she's releasing a book about, well, exactly that (appropriately titled Lauren Conrad BEAUTY) and was hand picked as Allure's gorgeous November cover girl. Presh! For her cover look, she ditched her typical wing-tipped liner for bare lids, luscious lashes, and a fire engine red matte lip. She wore her hair down and straight, which gives off a soft and beautiful beachy vibe that's totally reminiscent of her Laguna Beach days. She finished her look with a navy 3.1 Phillip Lim bikini top and matching cotton silk Dior toile skirt. (No one remind us that winter is just a couple months away, please. Kthxbi.)
Rihanna on the November cover of 'Vogue.'
Photo: Courtesy of 'Vogue'/Annie Leibovitz
"Since my first Vogue cover, I've gotten a lot more fearless, a lot freer, a lot more comfortable with who I am," said Rihanna in a behind-the-scenes video during her November Vogue cover shoot. Honestly, we couldn't have said it better ourselves. RiRi appeared on the most recent issue sporting a super-short pixie cut, seriously smokey eyes, a fire engine matte red lip and bold red strapless Valentino Resort lace gown exuding TONS confidence. It's a totally different vibe than her soft and ethereal April 2011 cover where she looked more unassuming and cautious in her mermaid-inspired ensemble. "As I've started to change and grow up, I've started to embrace that. I've started to infuse that in my fashion, as well as my music," Rihanna continued. We couldn't be MORE on-board with Rihanna's ever-evolving look, especially her freshly-shorn 'do. She said, "I love cutting my hair. The shorter it got, the more I was falling in love with it. I felt like the long hair was holding me back a little bit. I loved it, but it was always a thing I had to think about and make sure it was done. It felt brand new."
Taylor Swift on the November issue of 'Rolling Stone' and in New York City.
Photo: via Rolling Stone's Facebook / Splash News
It's football season, ya'll, and who better to kick it off than THE ultimate homecoming queen herself, Taylor Swift? The pop star lands the November cover of Rolling Stone magazine decked out the ultimate sporty-meets-collegiate duds, proving that you don't have to be a hardcore jock to get in on the trend. We first spotted the look on Taylor out and about in New York City about a month ago, and now we're glad to know the real reason behind her adorable outfit. Dressed in light brown shorts, tomboyish oxfords, and a basic white t-shirt under a killer varsity jacket, it's enough to convince ANYONE that these high school staples are back in fashion.
Iggy Azalea covers the October issue of 'NYLON' Mexico.
Photo: via 'NYLON' Mexico's Facebook
Iggy Azalea's been teasing us about a top-secret NYLON project for what seems like forever— and while waiting is the worst, at least we've had other Iggy cameos like a Flavor mag spread and Dim Mak campaign to tide us over. But now we don't have to sit patiently refreshing our Twitter timeline, because the Aussie hip hop star's NYLON Mexico cover is finally here! Decked out in a Jeremy Scott top, Pavon NYC leggings and classic black Vans, the whole ensemble is a super animated take on the '90s club kid scene....so obviously we love it. And because we love YOU, too, we've done the hard work for you and tracked down how you can get Iggy's look yourself. Check it out after the jump!