We need to get something off our chest, y'all—we're jealous of Jared Leto. The 30 Seconds to Mars frontman has sported everything from spiky mullets to mesh tank tops to bare brows and STILL always manages to look amazing. At this point, it's just become straight-up unfair, but today, he dropped the mega bomb. He posted an Instagram pic featuring his gorge face on the cover Candy magazine's summer 2013 issue—completely in drag. The cover, shot by Terry Richardson, features Mr. Leto KILLING. IT. in a cotton candy pink bob with blunt bangs, out-of-this-world lashes, and shiny, crimson lips. LAWDY, we can barely handle this. #WERK
Ariana Grande on the August 'Seventeen' cover.
Photo: Ben Watts/Seventeen
We can't help but love Ariana Grande. The singer/actress/almost birthday girl (she turns 20 tomorrow!) has been dishin' out the style tips for as long as we can remember—and with good reason! She's managed to carve out a particular playful girly-girl-meets-tomboy aesthetic that's we're obsessed with. Case and point: her latest cover and spread with Seventeen magazine! The August cover girl TOTALLY schools us on how to feminize even the most sporty duds (see: baseball caps and track jackets), and we cannot get enough. On the cover, Ariana wears a summery orange graphic print crop top with a green sequin skirt, DC hat and a denim jacket tied around the waist. For her makeup, she sports a touch of liner around her lids, light pink lip gloss, and her signature GORGEOUS brown ringlets.
Katy Perry on the cover of Vogue's July issue.
Holy moly, what a morning of firsts for Katy Perry and her Katy cats (her fans, not these cats)! Those, like us, with eyeballs squarely locked on her Twitter feed know will know that KP launched her brand spankin' new Instagram account this morning. And what special snap did she use to kick it off? A teaser for her VERY FIRST VOGUE COVER! *hyperventilates trying to imprint the historical moment forever* That's right, ladies and germs. Our girl Katy is officially a Vogue cover girl.
Lauren Conrad on the July issue of 'Marie Claire.'
Photo: Regan Cameron/Marie Claire
We can't stop talking about Lauren Conrad! Between her debut bedding collection with Kohl's, summer LC Lauren Conrad clothing line, and new Infamous book, the ex-Hillsie has certainly been keeping us atwitter. Today, we were hit with even more LC amazingness thanks to Marie Claire. She graces their July issue in a edgy new look, which features bold beachside ensembles, sultry smoky eyes and, most notably, BANGS. She showed off her fresh Brigitte Bardot-inspired fringe only a couple weeks ago, so we are mega shocked (and psyched!) to see her sporting them on the cover. And, not to be totally weird, but LC looks hot in this issue. On the cover, she sported a sizzling yellow Emanuel Ungaro bandage dress with black and white polka dots, stacked Pomellato bracelets and her signature blonde strands.
Shay Mitchell on the cover of July's 'ELLE' Canada.
Photo: 'ELLE' Canada
We've got some reallyyyy important news—well, to us, anyway—to discuss this morning, and it involves Pretty Little Liars' very own Shay Mitchell. Sure, we already know the Ontario-born actress is gorgeous. But still! Just LOOK at her brand-new, hot-off-the-presses ELLE Canada cover above and tell us you're not blown away. She absolutely nails that coveted beachy bombshell look, dressed in a colorful criss-cross Peter Pilotto number (the same one Selena Gomez rocked in InStyle!), and sporting mussed-up waves, bold brows, and an orange-red lip. Summer beauty inspiration, anyone?!
Just in case her breakout role as a cheerleader in The Blind Side and all-but-guaranteed star turn in this summer's sci-fi blockbuster The Mortal Instruments aren't enough to convince you of Lily Collins' incredible versatility, her Glamour cameo will DEFINITELY do the trick! The actress is the magazine's July cover girl, and she's going way girly in a printed Dior bustier and skirt. Holding two different pink heels and working a high ponytail, this ultra-feminine look is a far cry from her committed Met Gala goth ensemble just a few weeks ago, that's for sure. And not surprisingly, Lily pulls 'em both off perfectly. This isn't the first time the 24-year-old has showed off her fashion stuff for Glamour, either—she made her first appearance almost a year ago—but it's a testament to her major star power (and style!) that this time, she's nabbed some PRIME glossy real estate.
Sky Ferreira for 'ASOS' magazine.
Photo: Jason Lee Parry/Courtesy of ASOS
Whether she's shunning LBDs for oversized Tupac T-shirts or chopping off her trademark long hair with a knife, Sky Ferreira is all about pushing the fashion boundaries these days... and obviously, we love her for it. ASOS clearly gets the memo, too, since it's nabbed the "Everything Is Embarrassing" singer as its brand new cover girl! Sky fronts the July issue of the U.K. retailer's monthly magazine, giving some serious 'tude and wearing one of her fave designers, THE one and only Mr. Jeremy Scott. Straddling two seats on a school bus, hands to the ceiling (which, as you know, is a major safety no-no), Sky's badass pose really speaks for itself. But when you throw in her "so what?" expression and top it off with Scott's oversized sweater that reads "Adults suck then you are one," well, consider this rebel yell coming through loud and clear.
Kelly Osbourne on the July issue of 'Cosmopolitan.'
Whew, is it hot in here or just Cosmopolitan's July cover? The all pink and red issue features a super smiley Kelly Osbourne mixing prints and purple hair in a PERFECT vision of summer fun. Before we get into the ADORABLE interior shots (which feature Kelly's real life romance Matthew Mosshart), let's dive a little deeper into this cover, shall we? Kelly has been rocking technicolor hair since way before it was a huge trend, and we're LOVING her current lavender 'do. It's often a risk to try and match one's hair and lipstick, but Kelly manages it wonderfully with an electric pink hue that has just enough contrast from her locks not to look too matchy-matchy. She pairs this bright beauty look with a navy and yellow polka dot satin bustier peeking out from under (another!) polka dot button down, tied at the waist (which is one of our personal fave styling tricks for the warm weather). Two types of polka dots are just the beginning though, as Kelly pairs the two tops with a graphic black and blue striped pencil skirt. The pin-up inspired look might be a little much for everyday (unless you're Rihanna, obvs, and can get away with not buttoning your shirt on the regs), but we're loving the mix of patterns and prints.
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.