Lady Gaga's first of four "V" Magazine covers.
Photo: V Magazine
There’s no denying that Lady Gaga has returned to the limelight in a HUGE way lately. Releasing a new single, hitting the streets in full face paint, prepping for her upcoming VMA performance…and that only covers the past 48 hours! Never one for keeping fans off their toes, Mother Monster has shared her new V Magazine cover—and it does NOT disappoint. The pic was shot by Inez and Vinoodh (yep, the same duo responsible for her "Applause" artwork) and is the first of four covers the magazine is releasing as part of a limited edition box set. Each installment will depict a different phase of Gaga's life, this first one (above) illustrating her late teenage years when she was still a brunette named Stefani Germanotta.
Scarlett Johansson on "Harper's Bazaar" Australia and Katy Perry at the 2013 Met Gala.
Photo: Harper's Bazaar AUS/Getty Images
Good old Stefano and Domenico (Dolce & Gabbana for those of you not on a first-name basis) are causing some hubbub again. It seems the Italian duo has been stirring up the drama a LOT lately—y'know, with the tax evasion and alleged racism and all. *GULP* Still, no one can quite deny the total awesomeness of their Fall/Winter 2013 collection, especially ever since Katy Perry showed up looking like Queen Guinevere’s hot goth sister at this year's Met Gala. But just when you thought it was smooth sailing on the Adriatic, D&G are now the face of a scintillating Scarlett Johansson vs. Katy Perry "who wore it best" battle!
Jennifer Lawrence on the cover of "Vogue"
Photo: via Vogue
Jennifer Lawrence can now add fashion icon to her growing list of achievements: everyone's fave actress/imaginary best friend graces the cover of Vogue's September Issue (her first Vogue cover is the biggest one of the year, NBD). On the cover, which was shot by Mario Testino, J.Law wears a look from the fall 2013 Calvin Klein collection and shows off her Karlie Kloss-inspired bob. She rocks a smoky-eye that highlights her insanely blue eyes and tops off the look with a light pink lip, and a flush of peachy blush. Her only jewelry is a gold signet ring on her pinky that almost exactly matches the tone of her hair.
Katy Perry's "Roar" cover art.
Photo: Capitol Records
As we all know by now, the Katy Perry of yesteryear is gone. She has burned all vestiges of her past, laughed at those who mourn the California Gurls era Katy Perry, and was sure to let us know that even the
Katycats around her can expect to be transformed. Katy's British fans won't be able to own Roar until September 8 (it comes out on Monday in the U.S.), but as a consolation, she tweeted out the UK iTunes pre-order link, which revealed the cover art. The color palette is very Lisa Frank (as MTV News' James Montgomery suggests), but we also detect a hint of Drive in its vaguely late '80s/early '90s-ness. I mean, is that or is that not the most satin bomber jacket in pop culture of late?
Selena Gomez on 'i-D' magazine's pre-fall 2013 issue.
Photo: Scott Trindle/i-D
As much as we love seeing Selena Gomez hanging out in the back of limos decked out in THE most fancy ensembles, we'll admit that sometimes we just like to see our girl chillin' in some no-nonsense duds. In the pre-fall 2013 issue of i-D magazine, they do just that. Sel is stripped of all her couture gowns and hits the streets of London in nothing more than a jeans and a sweater. In her super 'dorbs debut cover photo, she sports an all-black Margaret Howell pullover with perfectly-tousled waves and barely-there makeup. We LOVE seeing Selena's natural beauty shine through, and, um, can we talk about how she may be the only person in the universe who looks cute while making this face? *bows down*
Just when you think Katy Perry covered every fashion mag known to man, the singer still had a lot of magazine firsts this year—Vogue this past July, and now ELLE UK for September! She traded in all those romantic couture gowns from her Vogue spread with a super fun and fresh look that we TOTALLY want to cop this fall. KP ditched her signature perfectly-curled coif for a messier, edgier razor cut 'do. She also opted for a swipe of super thick liner all around her lids for a '60s-model-meets-punk-rocker feel. For a pop of color, she sported bright teal polish on her tips. Me-ow.
One Direction on the cover of "Teen Vogue."
Photo: Teen Vogue
Look, guys! It's One Direction on the cover of Teen Vogue! Feel like you're having déjà vu? Pretty sure you remember 1D JUST posing for the The Fashion Bible's younger sister really recently? Welp, you're not alone. And you're not wrong, either! The world's most adorable Brit-Irish boy band is gracing the cover of Teen Vogue for a second time, less than a year after the group's first appearance. Back in winter, Teen Vogue gave Harry, Zayn, Liam, Niall, and Louis individual covers swaddled in tweeds and wool knits—"Hot Holiday Style" was the predominant cover line. Now, the teen glossy has the dudes (deservedly) back for their September issue (a.k.a. the Super Bowl issue of the fashion editorial world)!
Demi Lovato for "Fashion" Canada.
Photo: Fashion Canada/Chris Nicholls
Welp, that Just Cavalli dress is one way to turn heads on newsstands! AMIRITE? Thank you, FASHION magazine, for this gorgeous cover snap of our girl Demi Lovato. D pops off the page in this tropical, multi-patterned bodycon dress with almost-peplum details at the waist. Her hair is dark, dating the shoot to at least pre-May of this year, and her makeup (done by Mai Quynh) is natural and fresh-faced save a boldly kohl-lined cat eye and an immaculately sculpted brow. Pairing a dress THAT vibrant with a more subdued beauty look seems like the right balance. It ALSO gives you enough outfit cap room to add giant gobstopper-sized drop Mawi earrings. *WINK*
Beyonce for "Flaunt" magazine.
Photo: Flaunt/Tony Duran
Being that the woman has been on a MASSIVE international tour for the past three months, we're not surprised that we've experienced a kind of Beyonce editorial spread drought. That is, until now. Brace yourselves, Beyhive. Flaunt Magazine has unveiled its latest issue and guess who's gracing the cover? QUEEN BEY, DUH. Also, umm, IDK if you, erm, noticed, but... it looks like she's just wearing glitter. As in, no clothes, only glitter. *GULP*
Sky Ferreira for 'BULLETT.'
Photo: Meinke Klein/BULLETT
First things first: we want to wish a very huge HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Sky Ferreira! She may have turned 21 on Monday, but leave it to this girl to turn the tables and give US the present with a new magazine cover. Sky has an inimitable cool factor that just pops—whether it's on stage, during one of her frequent Terry's Diary cameos, or from the pages of fashion spreads. The model, actress (she stars in Grant Singer's new film IRL), and singer might have more slashes to her resume than 95% of the population, but the thing is, Sky doesn't just dabble. She does them all well (siiiigh). Luckily for everyone else not blessed with these triple threat skills, the multi-hyphenate's dishing on all of her projects and flaunting this cool factor for BULLETT's "Wild Issue." The star's showing off her choppy new 'do on the captivating magazine cover, which features Sky glancing sultrily back at the camera against a tangerine background. Thanks to some subtle rainbow highlights and a bold red lip, it's impossible to even TRY to look away. But then again, would you really want to?