For Nicki Minaj's latest display of "realness," she's rolled up to an undisclosed Pavilions in order to a pay a little visit to...herself! Nicki hit up the California supermarket to see her Elle magazine cover IRL. An occasion like this begs to be documented, and naturally, Miss Minaj not only snapped pictures of her grocery store expedition, she posted them to Twitter. Accompanied by the caption, "#SupermarketRealness #LeftmyHelmetOnRealness #vrrrrrooooommmm," the double-shot of Nicki showcases the MC's Elle makeunder preserved in plastic and her posing beside it in a cherry-and-florals motif motorcycle helmet. *holds a beat* Wait, what??
Beyonce's Shape magazine cover has been around for over 24 hours now (which is an instant in real time but an ETERNITY in Internet time), but we were too busy splashing around in the release of brand-spanking new Bey music "Bow Down/I Been On" that we had to queue up our King Bey news. We're only human, guys—we can only fully absorb one thing at a time. Not only is Mrs. Carter serving summer-ready beach-bod in color-blocked swimwear (with sleeves!), she is WERQUING the no-makeup makeup look and full, windswept curls. She looks fresh, fit, and totally natural, and having endured a little more March snow in NYC last night (SERIOUSLY, WEATHER??), we're coveting all of the things about this photo and the rest of the cover shoot which follows in the mag's inside pages. Well, almost all of the things. There's just one aspect of this look that we have to wait a beat for: Beyonce's 2013 dangly belly ring.
Hayley Williams in NYLON's April 2013 issue
Photo: Courtesy of NYLON
You know that sparkly feeling that you get when the stars align, Mercury is FINALLY out of retrograde (um, it's about time), and things just feel right? Yep, it's basically a collision of awesomeness, and that's exactly what happened this afternoon when we got word that Hayley Williams is NYLON magazine's new cover girl. Talk about perfect timing! The Paramore singer fronts the publication's April anniversary issue, which not-so-coincidentally happens to be when the band's fourth album drops (and Hayley's orange MAC collection debuts). Needless to say, this will be a BIG month for Paramore and fans alike, and honestly, we can't really think of a better way to get psyched up.
Nicki Minaj in Tom Ford on the cover of Elle.
Photo: Courtesy of Elle
It's wild that seeing an incredibly recognizable, super famous woman without makeup could be described as anything close to shocking, but we have to admit, it sometimes is. We're used to seeing Nicki Minaj done up with the bright pink lipstick, full lashes and flawless hair. Sure, she's been simplifying her style in the new year, but it's still nothing close to the no-makeup look she's rocking on the April cover of Elle. With her long blonde hair loose, damp and wavy and not a single dab of color anywhere on her face, Nicki looks like she could have just (flawlessly) gotten out of the shower. Photographed by Thomas Whiteside and (of course) styled by Joe Zee, Nicki is wearing a Tom Ford leather jacket on the cover, and very little else, save for a pair of American Apparel leggings.
Taylor Swift and her stylist Joseph Cassell on the cover of 'The Hollywood Reporter.'
Photo: Courtesy of 'The Hollywood Reporter'
If there's one thing we've learned here at MTV Style, it's that for every celebrity or musician we peep on the red carpet, there's an insanely talented stylist behind them. And you know what? The job ain't easy! They have the pressure of creating iconic looks time and time again, which can make (or break!) a person's entire career. It's time to finally get to know the names behind the oh-so-famous faces, so The Hollywood Reporter put together a list of the top 25 most powerful stylists in Hollywood. And, yay, some of our old faves (Johnny Wujek! Brad Goreski! Rachel Zoe!) managed to make the cut!
Aubrey Plaza for 'Complex.'
Photo: Via 'Complex'
The last time we spotted Aubrey Plaza on a magazine cover, she was snuggling up to a cat on the front page of Bust. Now she's posing with another prop for the April/May issue of Complex, but instead of a cuddly animal the actress is double fisting two cans of silly string?! Yep, our favorite Parks and Rec star is showing her funny side yet again for the mag, dressed in a simple pink romper and adorned with some, um, festive accessories (if you can even call silly string that...?). She also shows her stuff inside the feature posing with a bear mask, banana peels, AND a Whoopie Cushion, all while still managing to squeeze in some impressive smize action. Hey Tyra, better watch your back!
Zooey Deschanel for 'InStyle.'
Photo: Courtesy of 'InStyle'
From princess frocks to Old Hollywood beauty to a consistently on-point nail art game, Zooey Deschanel KNOWS what works for her. The actress just gets it, and she's repping her signature girly sensibility on the cover of the annual April "Color" issue of InStyle, looking radiant in a bright red dress embellished with a giant back bow. Paired with almost no jewelry (save for a couple of rings) and a fresh-faced makeup look that causes her blue eyes practically pop right off the page, this gorgeous photo is a lesson in effortless glam that we can ALL use. But her cover look isn't the only thing we learned from the issue, which hits newsstands Friday. Inside, the actress dished on her personal style philosophy, stating that “Style isn’t when you buy yourself the most expensive things. It’s being creative and able to put together what you’ve collected.” Well said, Zooey. Noted!
A$AP Rocky covers "L'Uomo Vogue" magazine.
Photo: L'Uomo Vogue
It would be pretty bold to say that A$AP Rocky is single-handedly making menswear a LOT more interesting for us with his unpredictable oscillation between streetwear and high fashion, but... he kind of is! Dat PMF racks up yet another fashion editorial, landing himself on the on the cover of L'Uomo Vogue's March 2013 issue. We knew it was only a matter of time before Rocky made his Vogue debut, and it only makes sense that his introduction to the legendary glossy would be via the magazine family's Italian menswear vertical. You know what also makes sense? That they would swaddle him in Milan's finest: Dolce & Gabbana. Maybe it's silly to expect anyone to get a Vogue feature but with Rocky's excellent taste, hobnobbing with designers, sitting front row, and even modeling in fashion shows, it seems only logical. Also, the Harlem fashion killa kind of already tipped us off to the new cover.
Selena Gomez on the April issue of 'Harper's Bazaar.'
Photo: Harper's Bazaar/Terry Richardson
Sometimes it's the little things that makes life worth living, y'all. I mean, at this point we can look forward to seeing Selena Gomez's adorbs little face on a mag at LEAST once a month (see: her most recent NYLON and Glamour covers), which means we can consistently feast our eyes on tons of fun, fashion-y Selena goodness. Today we were hit with the April issue of Harper's Bazaar, where Sel looks like a TOTAL beach babe in her spring-ready ensembles. She sported a red and white striped Dolce & Gabbana blouse and shorts with bright red lipstick, a smoldering smoky eye, and her typically on-point waves. But, when we peeped the spread, it turns out that Ms. Gomez not only killed it in the photo shoot, but in the interview as well. (Duh.)
Taylor Swift on the April issue of Vanity Fair.
Photo: Vanity Fair
Has the time come for Taylor Swift to stop playing dress up and start acting serious? While we never thought our Swifty would give up her girly girl, magic fairyland ways, her recent Vanity Fair cover has us thinking that maybe there are more mature days to come for the pop-country mega star. Maybe it all started when she began wearing pants on the regular, or when she did that sultry quick-change at the Brit awards, but there's a change afoot for our girl. Taylor graces the April issue of Vanity Fair, and the tight, windswept portrait seems to usher in this new age of her girlhood. Taylor poses with minimal makeup, maybe a little highlighter to make her deep blue eyes pop, her hair a mess, in an ornate jeweled dress and matching wrap, her hands draped over an acoustic guitar. This is one we can't wait to see fashion credits for, also, not because of the dress, which is beautiful, but because of Taylor's A+ ring game. Two cuff rings and an incredible sapphire grace the singers fingers, and we desperately want to know where she (or the shoot's stylist, more likely) acquired them. Forget about boys and gossip, tell us about the stuff!