Taylor Swift for 'ELLE.'
Photo: Carter Smith / ELLE
Only about 12 hours after Taylor Swift nabbed a Grammy for her Hunger Games track "Safe and Sound" and got the internet talking about her opening performance of "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," we have even MORE news about the pop star for you: she's the new ELLE cover girl! Taylor fronts the magazine's March issue in a '60s-inspired dress by Louis Vuitton, looking the every bit the part of a mod style icon with blunt bangs, kohl-rimmed eyes and major lashes. Oh, and while it might SEEM like the frock is sheer underneath the yellow checks, upon further inspection it's evident that this cocktail dress is lined with a nude slip. We know Taylor's been branching off into deep-plunge neckline and cutout territory, but we don't think she would be scandalous enough to pull a Rihanna quiteeee yet. This retro cover look is one of many Tay rocks in the eclectic spread, which covers the style spectrum from punk (pink hair!) to bohemian to classically girly. See more after the jump!
Beyonce for Vogue.
FINALLY. It's here! Beyonce's official Vogue cover is finally HERE. We know it was hardly an entire weekend that we had to wait for this since the Givenchy-clad images of Bey on the Power Issue first leaked, but compared to the break-neck Beyonce Update time we'd grown accustomed to over the weeks flanking her Super Bowl halftime performance (a hotly buzzed about Inauguration national anthem, more images from GQ, rapid-fire rehearsal photos, a new fragrance campaign, and a gigantic world tour announcement), holding this over our heads for more than 24 hours KILLED. Thankfully, though, Vogue has quelled our maddening anticipation with the release of not only Queen (or King, if you prefer) Bey's cover but her seriously drop-dead spread.
Beyonce wore Givenchy to the 2012 Met Gala.
Photo: Getty Images
While you were out flooding Instagram with pictures of your snow day (or your otherwise Saturday morning for anyone out of the range of Winter Storm Nemo), Beyonce's Vogue cover leaked courtesy of Beyonce Fan vertical BeyonceLite. Mrs. Carter graces the March "Power Issue" cover, a vision of feminine strength. Her hair, a tawny brown, is swept up in a chic updo, and her beauty look is matte and natural with peachy beige-colored lipstick and winged double eyeliner. The makeup is continued into the inside pages where Queen Bey shape-shifts between scarlet boudoir wear and floaty separates, but it's on the cover that she wears the MOST boss lady outfit of them all: crisp, asymmetrical Givenchy that's both soft and stalwart.
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Paramore covers this week's 'The Guardian Guide.'
Photo: via 'The Guardian Guide'
Fact: Hayley Williams can wear just about ANYTHING and make it look good. The Paramore frontwoman shops at the Target kids section, works baby bangs, flaunts Mickey Mouse tights, and now she's gracing the cover of The Guardian Guide in a duct tape dress. Ok, maaaaybe it's not QUITE the same as those taped prom dresses some girls wear to their high school proms and you can barely see it tucked under her leather jacket, but still— this Cheap Monday frock has statement tape accents splashed across the bodycon gray silhouette. The dress first debuted back in 2002, and of course, just like basically everything the singer wears, it's sold out. But who says you have to scour eBay for the real thing? Thanks to American Apparel and duct tape from your local hardware store, this is basically the easiest DIY project ever.
Demi Lovato on the cover of British "Cosmo On Campus."
Photo: Marc Hom/Cosmopolitan
Our deep love for Demi Lovato is not a thing we keep secret around here at MTV Style. From her killer pipes to her arguable Topshop addiction to her airtight beauty game, Demi hits all of our favorite intersections of music and style. That's why, even though we're pretty sure this cover snap for the Spring Term 2013 issue of British Cosmo On Campus is recycled from Lovato's American Cosmopolitan cover shoot with Marc Hom, we're STILL bananas excited for it. I mean, look at this girl! The windblown loose ringlets? The sweet, underwire dress with a natural waist? The GLOWING bronzed skin that is starkly reminding us of our severe Vitamin D deficiency? She's a goddess.
Chloe Grace Moretz on the cover of 'Teen Vogue'.
Photo: Teen Vogue
Chloe Grace Moretz has been on a roll lately fashion-wise, and we don't just mean on the red carpet. Between showing off her amazing nail art and contributing a Fashion Week diary to The New York Times, the almost-16-year-old (her birthday is on February 10th) movie star is one of the youngest fashionistas on our radar right now. However, though she may be young, she is not a total newcomer to the fashion game-this little lady started her love affair with Chanel last year, at the not-so-ripe old age of 14. Her latest foray into the world of fashion comes to us in the form of the March Teen Vogue cover, on which Moretz is looking both older than her 15 years and totally age appropriate in minimal makeup, a denim vest and tons of silver chains.
I bet when Rihanna and Terry Richardson get together they have quite a time. Can you imagine? I bet they make a lot of dirty jokes. It's probably raunchy and amazing. Last week, we presented you with a mystery: what magazine cover was Rihanna shooting with Terry Richardson on January 21st? Terry posted a photo of himself with the singer on his Instagram, and just days before, Rihanna tweeted about shooting a new cover. The possibilities are endless for these two, though (both being on top of the world and all) so we were left with little but speculation and a vague hope that maybe this had something to do with her River Island line. An ad campaign? Something entirely new? Probably a magazine shoot, though, we thought. Well, as of midnight today, all has been revealed: Rihanna was shooting the cover of Rolling Stone that fateful day, and the results of the shoot have been revealed in all their glory. While we're a little disappointed that Ri isn't wearing that throwback polo bucket hat from Terry's candid snap, her beauty game is so on point that we can't really be mad. (When can we ever be mad at Rihanna? Never. Not even when she held us captive, it's insane.) Looking directly into the camera, Rihanna is bronzed to perfection with pale pink lips and thick lashes. This cover is all about how wildly gorgeous the pop star is, something that has been much remarked upon but is easy to forget amidst the outfit changes, new singles, and various and sundry other news. She. Is. Insanely. Beautiful. I personally kind of don't think she's human. You know what else is incredible about this cover? Her hair. [UPDATE: See more photos from the shoot after the jump!]
Lauren Conrad on the March 2013 issue of 'Lucky' magazine.
Photo: Dewey Nicks/'Lucky' Magazine
If there's one thing we needed to see in the dead of winter, it's Lauren Conrad in cutoff denim shorts. The ex-Hillsie graced the March issue of Lucky magazine looking as summery as possible, reminding us that, yes, there is a light at the end of this dark, snowy tunnel. *looks outside, sobs* She's mastered the warm, West Coast look ever since her Laguna Beach days, so it's only fitting that Lucky used the headline "Think Spring!" over her sheer lace BCBG Max Azria tank, black Natori bra, Ralph Lauren denim shorts, and layered Isabel Marant pendant necklace ensemble. LC also WERKED her side-parted blonde waves and added a gorge crimson matte red lip to finish the look.
Miley Cyrus on the cover of "Cosmopolitan" magazine.
We don't know about you guys, but we're really glad Cosmopolitan reconsidered their roll-out plan for Miley Cyrus's March cover. Initially, the magazine teased they'd be releasing Miley's first post-pixie cut cover shoot piecemeal, starting last Friday. On paper, that seems like a fantastic idea. Get several days of buzz out of one image? Umm, HELLO, promotional jackpot! And then, a little after noon, they tweeted out a cropped version of her cover. The inevitable reaction was best summed up by Miley herself, "just what we've all been waiting for! A picture of my crotch."
Ryan Gosling on the November 2011 'GQ' Russia cover, the February 2013 'GQ' Australia cover, and January 2011 'GQ' cover.
Photo: Courtesy of 'GQ'
Listen, there's never too much Ryan Gosling. We could see a pic of him every single day (which we might already do... shhhh) and never get sick of staring at that crooked smile and those piercing baby blues. It seems that GQ magazine is also FULLY on-board the R Gos train because when GQ Australia unveiled their February 2013 cover (above, middle) this week, it officially marked the third time that the men's fashion has recycled this photo. The first time we peeped this gorge Mario Testino-shot cover was on GQ back in January of 2011. Since then, it's been featured on GQ Russia (with a slightly different yellow background), and now GQ Australia. But, um, is anyone else weirded out how they blatantly Photoshopped a new suit on him in the latest version? *raises hand* We are.