Chloe Moretz covers the May 2013 issue of NYLON.
Photo: Courtesy of NYLON.
Ever since the very beginning in the '90s with cover girls like Liv Tyler and Gwen Stefani, NYLON's always been one to show total and complete support for the latest crop of rising stars. But we've got to admit, for this year's annual Young Hollywood Issue, the magazine outdid even itself by choosing none other than Miss Chloe Grace Moretz (!!) to represent the new guard of up-and-comers. We first suspected something was up several weeks ago when the actress tweeted this photo of her rad pop art manicure, and now we can see the spread in all its fun high fashion glory. Fresh off her recent Teen Vogue stint, where she showed her tough-girl side in tulle coupled with studs and leather, Chloe's getting playful and punky here with mixed prints, tons of slogan tees, and a complete '90s style resurgence. Who knows? Maybe Liv Tyler's 1999 cover really HAS come full circle in 2013. See even more of the photoshoot below!
Ke$ha matches her nails, necklace, and rings to her gold grill for "Crazy Kids" album art.
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Ke$ha has been a seriously busy lady these days, between her MTV Movie Awards cameo, her performances at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards and Logo NNNAwards...and not to mention, preparing to premiere her new TV show My Crazy Beautiful Life on April 23. But wait, she's not finished yet! This morning the singer surprised her Animals by dropping the new art for her single "Crazy Kids" upon the world, saying "get. ready. ANIMALS!!!" Oh, you BET we're ready. She's recruited Will.I.Am. for the remix version of the already-addictive track, and not surprisingly, the cover art is equally awesome. She's ditched the blue lipstick, face paint, and glitter of yesteryear for a completely barefaced beauty look. No masacara, no eyeliner...NOTHING. While this shocking lack of makeup might appear to be the next natural step in her "Stepford Ke$ha" evolution, the gold grill, nose ring, manicure, and jewelry still keep it from looking too, y'know, normal. Phew!
Rita Ora's Elle Women In Music Issue cover.
Earlier this month, we showed you one of the interior shots of Rita Ora's Elle Women In Music issue spread, where she broke from the theme set by Adele's soft and sultry cover in a futuristic Maison Martin Margiela couture dress and black headpiece. Well, today we got our greedy Rita Ora-loving paws on not just one but TWO of the singer's covers, and they are amazing beyond our wildest dreams. The first cover, which is in color, features Rita looking like a bubblegum queen in a pale pink Chanel Haute Couture gown and matching Ken O'Rourke headpiece, her red lipstick and dark, strong brows making quite a statement (and are giving us serious beauty inspiration) against the stark gray background. Although her first cover is undoubtedly high, high fashion—you don't get much higher than Chanel, after all—there's a playfulness that we just can't help but note in the interplay between the ruffles across the neckline of the dress and the exaggerated, peony-shaped headpiece. We've also been following Ms. Rita for long enough to know that she's both playful and a risk-taker, so a stuffy cover just isn't in her nature.
Carey Mulligan is Vogue's May cover star.
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Heaven is a chartreuse velvet gown. On the May cover of Vogue magazine, The Great Gatsby star Carey Mulligan gazes into the camera, her shoulders thrust forward and hand draped over her knee as if she's just asked you a question that she already knows the answer to. She's quite literally dripping in jewelry, but the real star of this cover snap is THAT DRESS. Thick, iridescent yellow-green velvet, draped at the neckline and fitted through the skirt, hugs Carey's body like it was sewn onto her. It's impossible, between the dress and her very jazz-age metallic cloche, not to immediately think of Daisy Buchanan in Gatsby, the lovestruck character Mulligan plays in her upcoming film. Her beauty look, however, is pointedly modern, with a matte, true red lip and a light dusting of blue-green across her eyelids.
AnnaSophia Robb on the cover of Seventeen.
Have the Wednesday blues got you down? Well, here's some sparkle to light up your mid-week. AnnaSophia Robb is the May Seventeen cover girl! The Carrie Diaries star is all smiles on not just one but TWO covers of the legendary teen mag, and they're both so cute, please don't make us pick favorites. We can hardly believe it's already summer cover time, but indeed it is, and on the first cover AnnaSophia is wearing a floral swimsuit that has us positively swooning. A structured one piece with a mirror print of english roses and frills at the neckline and around the leg openings, the suit is NOT your average Speedo. Styled with a bright yellow cardigan and chunky, layered necklaces, the cover is part day by the pool, part dress up. Our favorite part, though? You can just make out that our cover girl is wearing bright turquoise eye shadow!
Adele on the May issue of 'ELLE.'
Photo: Courtesy of 'ELLE'/Thomas Whiteside
No joke, we were in the middle of reading a piece about Adele's potential wedding dress (it might be designed by Jenny Packham!) when this GORGEOUS ELLE magazine cover landed in our inbox. We were all, "OMG, OMG, OMG," until we realized she's also rotating covers with Rita Ora and Alicia Keys for the May Women in Music issue. Yasss! For Adele's look, they decided to amp up her soft-yet-stunning retro glamor vibe by shooting in the iconic EastWest Studios, which is famous for recording Frank Sinatra's greatest hits. Her black lace Alberta Ferretti dress was the perfect backdrop against her STUNNING beauty game—a killer bouffant with a soft smoky eye, nude lips, and a touch of shimmery bronzer. Perf!
Russell Westbrook on the cover of "ESPN" magazine's Photo Issue.
If you haven't read Sam Alipour's interview with Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook for ESPN magazine yet, I'm squarely marking it as required reading for every human I care about (consider yourself in that league—yea, YOU!). First of all, the Q&A is incredibly long but only because Russ SO warrants it. For someone catching as much attention (and magazine features, holy moly!) as he has been for the past year, it's a little unheard of for the general public to know almost nothing about him. Welp, thanks to ESPN and Alipour that's all about to change as their conversation is published alongside a candy-colored fashion spread in the mag's 2013 Photo Issue.
The franchise we typically use to celebrate interviews we love that we didn't conduct ourselves is called "5 Things We Learned," but in this case, there was absolutely NO way we would be able to narrow this down to just 5 things. The banter between Westbrook and Alipour is DRIPPING with innumerable nuggets of precious Westbrook history and trivia: how he almost went to Stanford University for academics alone, how sometimes he bowls by himself, how and why he loves math, and the reveal that he has over 100 pairs of glasses (though, that shouldn't come as that huge a surprise all things considered). But trust me, it gets SO. MUCH. BETTER.
Grimes for'Hunger' magazine.
Photo: Courtesy of 'Hunger'
You hear that? That sound is just the undeniable buzz that zips around the MTV Style HQ whenever one of our faves like Grimes, Rita Ora, or Iggy Azalea finds herself firmly planted upon some glossy prime real estate. But now that that all THREE emerging stars have landed themselves individual covers for HUNGER magazine, this buzzy feeling has morphed into a bonafide EXPLOSION that practically crackles right off of the screen. Publications are quickly learning that one way to sell issues like hotcakes (or, in this case, concert tickets) is to produce multiple covers and often with more than one star. So perhaps taking cues from Teen Vogue's success with all five of its One Direction covers, HUNGER upped the ante with seven different editions for Spring/Summer 2013, each featuring a different rising female artist. Yes, you read that right...seven! In addition to Grimes, Rita, and Iggy, Jessie J, A*M*E, Gabrielle Aplin, and Crystal Renn all landed smack dab on an issue and repping a style that's undeniably her own. Editor-in-chief Rankin handpicked each of the girls himself, explaining, “I had begun to notice a pattern emerging in film and fashion, but most notably in music; where people (most obviously, young women) were taking control of their creative lives and output in a way I hadn’t seen before,” he said. So the natural step was to put them on the cover of his magazine, and it's an awesome thing he did.
Beyonce's actual British "Vogue" magazine cover.
Photo: British Vogue
Remember that time we hand-drew Beyonce's leaked British Vogue cover? Welp, dropping right alongside a cryptic teaser goading fans to "#BeyHereNow" at 9 AM EDT tomorrow morning (sorry, wait, WHERE is it I should BEY??), the real thing is finally out now! Finally, we get to see the high resolution, full-size, real thing. We get to see Bey in all her baby blue (baby Blue?) striped crop top, sequin pencil skirt, Jonathan Saunders-clad glory. This is exciting to us on so many levels, but perhaps most uniquely to us is the reasoning that now we can check our work and see whether we got any of those guessed cover lines right!
Emma Watson cover the May issue of British 'GQ'.
Photo: Courtesy of British 'GQ'
We already know that Emma Watson is a versatile actress. After all, her genre-skipping onscreen roles are exactly the reason she's received the MTV Trailblazer Award! However, the 22-year-old's talent for transforming herself isn't restricted just to movies— she's proven her style chameleon status time and again in magazines, too. But despite her recent edgy Marie Claire UK look, her preppy-cool NYLON style, and repping her inherently chic beauty in T, the actress's new British GQ cover STILL called for a double take, because it's just so different than how we're used to seeing her. The star graces the publication's May issue decked out in total Bling Ring fashion, channeling her onscreen alter ego Nicki with the same long hair and body-hugging styles she sports in the forthcoming Sofia Coppola flick. The cut-out dress might conjure up major '90s Pretty Woman vibes (see the resemblance?), but the body jewelry, the giant Frappuccino, and the sunglasses propped atop her head keeps the ensemble firmly planted in the here and now.