Could David Beckham
be any hotter? Soaking wet in a pair of Dior Homme skinnies with his updated pompadour
slicked back and his face in a devilish smirk, the British soccer star looks every bit the heartthrob on his July Elle UK cover
, which the mag revealed just in time to make our holiday weekends just a little steamier. Oh yeah, and he's shirtless. David Beckham shirtless. Although it's not the first time we've been able to check out his chiseled chest and super detailed tattoos, we've gotta say that he might be looking even more ripped than he did in the campaign for his H&M bodywear collection
D'Angelo for "GQ."
Photo: Courtesy of GQ
What hot-blooded human, regardless of gender or sexual orientation, can forget D'Angelo's "Untitled (How Does It Feel)" music video? The glistening, sweat-dribbled skin. The rippling abs and pectorals. The exemplary grooming. I was only about eleven years old when the video dropped in 2000 (stop GASPING, America!), but the mind cannot unsee things like that. "That" being D'Angelo's superhuman physique in barest form with the camera dipping to just the most TV-appropriate latitude.
Unfortunately, masterpieces though that single and video were, we didn't see much of D'Angelo after "Untitled." That all may be about to change now, though, as D makes a major comeback, hell-bent on resurrecting neo-soul and furthering his image from just "that Naked Guy" with his first interview in nearly 12 years and a menswear-clad accompanying editorial spread in the latest issue of GQ.
First off, HAPPY WORLD GOTH DAY! *throws ashes into air like confetti* We thought it was only appropriate to celebrate since Katy Perry has been seriously rockin' the goth look as of late. But just last night she released the album art for her "Wide Awake" single via Twitter, and she looked surprisingly more fresh-faced than usual. She ditched her dark, blood-red lipstick and heavy eye makeup for a brighter, livelier look. I mean, she even has BUTTERFLIES in her hair. GASP. How dare she promote living, breathing, wildly colorful things on World Goth Day? *hangs head in shame, hugs a tombstone*
Santigold for "SPIN" magazine.
Photo: Courtesy of SPIN/Márton Perlaki
Santi White a.k.a. Santigold's debut album Santogold caught huge buzz when it came out in 2008, positioning the pop singer/producer as a major music industry player to watch. Close to four years later, we finally have the follow up to her OG smash record with Master of My Make-Believe, and along with being revered as a bonafide music heavyweight, Santi is burgeoning as a style icon. Never has that been more clear than in this crisp colorful spread courtesy of SPIN magazine.
The Best Coast frontwoman wears a vintage hand-me-down jacket.
Photo: Best Coast Facebook Page.
Shopping Bethany Cosentino's new Urban Outfitters collection, is preeeeeetty close to raiding the Best Coast frontwoman's undeniably amazing closet (okay, maybe that's a stretch, but still...). However, if you're dying to get your hands on that awesome Joni Mitchell varsity jacket she sports on the cover of this month's Paste Magazine, well, it's going to be a little harder than driving to your local UO. Decked out in her trademark retro "Clueless meets Stevie Nicks" style, the California musician combines old and new on the front of the mag wearing a cat printed skirt with a hand-me-down oversized coat. Think the jacket looks familiar? Maybe you've spotted it in this adorable promo vid for Bethany's new collection, where she flaunts the piece and admits it's one of her favorite staples in her closet. The item was a birthday gift from her mother two years ago, and Bethany admits she "since then she's been really obsessed with varsity jackets."
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez for "Forbes."
Photo: Courtesy of Forbes/Michael Prince
Holy power couples! Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez may have the world under their glitter magic teen pop spell, but don't let their button noses fool you. Biebs and Sel are savvy business giants and have each landed features in Forbes magazine's celebrity issue. Bieber receives top honors as #3 on the mag's Celebrity 100 list (just below Jennifer Lopez and Oprah) AND the issue's cover boy, while Sel gets her own story, lauding her as one of the latest major celebrity entrepreneurs. These two are always cropping up on our radar, working hard on their next project. Whether it's music or movies or fashion or fragrances, we're acutely aware of how eyeballs-deep they are in the business of it all. Or at least, we thought we were. Bieber in the boardroom or Selena talking "value proposition" are just not things we've ever pictured before, but after seeing these teenagers in office-ready business casual, it's all starting to gel.
Justin Bieber for "GQ" magazine.
Photo: Courtesy of GQ
If you weren't already made painfully aware by the cacophonic ladycries heard 'round the world on March 1 (tears of joy and misery alike depending on which side of the age barrier the affected party might lie), Justin Bieber is 18 years old, which means he's technically an adult. The topic of Bieber's burgeoning manhood (and task of representing that pictorially) has been broached by magazines before, but so far, the editorial bridge-crossing from "Baby" to "Boyfriend" (err, Manfriend??) hasn't been quite as effective as GQ's latest offering.
Kristen Stewart for "Elle" magazine.
Photo: Courtesy of Elle Magazine
No, your eyes aren't tricking you: that's two Kristen Stewarts in the June issue of Elle magazine, proving that double the K.Stew really is double the fun. The Snow White and the Huntsman star may work the bombshell thing on the cover, but flip inside and it’s a different story altogether. In the spread, dubbed “She’s The Man,” the actress plays with opposites, channeling her inner dude alongside a more feminine version of herself dressed in a seductive Tom Ford crocodile bra and leather pencil skirt. It's a total study in contrasts, taking cues from old school gender-bending films like Victor/Victoria and retro fashion icons like Loulou de La Falaise (the YSL muse and inspiration behind the designer's trademark "Le Smoking Suit"). The male version of Kristen rocks a Balenciaga wool double-breasted jacket and silk pants topped off with Alexander Wang shoes- all men's, obviously- and we've got to admit that even as a guy, she looks pretty rad. In the story, she dishes about her first experience with movies, the annoying parts of fame, and why she "loves living in different worlds."
Andrew Garfield on the cover of 'i-D' and 'V Man.'
Photo: Courtesy of Alasdair McLellan/i-D and Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin/V Man
Welcome to the summer of Andrew Garfield. Thanks to starring in one of 2012's biggest blockbusters , The Amazing Spider-Man (which hits theaters in July!), no matter where you turn, you're going to see his precious little face staring right back at you. (Including the 2012 Movie Awards because he's presenting! YASSS.) We're so not mad at this because 1.) It means we have more reasons to ogle him in that crotch-hugging Spidey suit and 2.) It also means, YAY! He's on the cover of, like, every magazine ever. Just this week we were hit with two gorge cover shots of Andrew—one on i-D and another on V Man.
Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine, and Vanessa Hudgens pose for "Interview."
Photo: Courtesy of Interview Magazine
The movie is still several months from our anxious eyes, but anyone with an Instagram account is probably well-aware of Spring Breakers and its rowdy and nubile cast of heroines. The scantily clad Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine, and Vanessa Hudgens have been all up in your Internetz, blowing kisses and riding mopeds in skimpy bikinis and Nike Dunks, and now the good people of Interview Magazine have given Harmony Korine's crew of good girls gone wild their own editorial spread.