Rita Ora for 'Liberation.'
Photo: @ritaora's Instagram
Rita Ora is the kind of woman who wears many, many hats (and we mean that both figuratively and literally). Figuratively, we've seen the British pop star moonlight as a model, a makeup designer and an all-around fashion fixture in the last few months alone. Literally, she also has an extensive, ever-growing collection of lux headgear. Like this rabbit-ear headband, for example. And this House of Holland metallic snap-back. And this ~very~ memorable, diamond-encrusted, antler-horned hat-mask hybrid, which we first spotted several weeks back—and now, has finally re-materialized on the cover of Libération.
Ariana Grande for 'Notion' Magazine.
Photo: 'Notion' Magazine
What’s cuter than Ariana Grande on any given day? Aside from like, a bathtub filled with puppies, not a whole lot. Actually, after seeing the new cover of Notion magazine, we take that back. Dressed in a textured, black-and-white bustier crop-top and flared black skirt, Grande gets the cartoon treatment with illustrated embellishments from emerging artist, Hattie Stewart. OK, so, correction: the only thing cuter than Ariana Grande on any given day is now Ariana Grande surrounded by doe-eyed cartoon faces. (Sorry, puppies.)
Lady Gaga on the cover of 'Glamour' Magazine's Women of the Year' issue.
Photo: Glamour/Patrick Demarchelier
Lady Gaga takes the gold on the cover of Glamour's "Women of the Year" issue. Gaga sports a toned-down version of the Botticelli Venus wig she's been wearing in the lead-up to ARTPOP, but rather than wearing white face makeup or a large merkin mask, she keeps it simple in a gold Gucci wrap-dress. Though in the interview she says she "feel[s] so much more comfortable with, like, a giant paper bag on [her] whole body and paint on [her] face," we're glad she skipped the theatrics for this gorgeous cover, which was shot by Patrick Demarchelier.
What’s old(-ish) is new again in the December issue of Cosmopolitan, which features Miley Cyrus in a few familiar-looking fashions. (BONUS: They’re all SFW! Safe to ~look at~, we mean.) Cyrus wears a jewel-encrusted sheer overlay dress on the cover that reminds us of a.) confetti (perhaps in celebration of her recent 2014 tour announcement?), and b.) the vintage Dolce & Gabbana 2-piece she wore to walk the red carpet at this year’s VMAs. Can someone pass us the hot glue gun? We’re feeling inspired.
Rihanna for British 'GQ.'
Photo: @badgalriri's Instagram
Trick or treat? JK, you don’t get to choose. You get both! You’re welcome. Actually, thank Rihanna, because she’s the one that’s appearing on two different magazine covers in December. And TBH, I think we could all learn something about time management from Rih—because seriously, how did she manage to squeeze in two different magazine covers (for different countries, no less) in between all of the touring, marketing, shopping, smoking, grinding, TV show producing and shark diving she's been doing these days? SHEW. *wipes brow* #impressed.
Demi Lovato for 'Glamour Mexico.'
Photo: 'Glamour Mexico'
For the November cover of Glamour Mexico, Demi Lovato sets her leather jackets aside and instead, opts for old Hollywood allure (which is all the rage right now, BTW). Wearing a mauve, ruffle-front keyhole gown, the "Let It Go" singer's classic look get accessorized with chunky, crystal-drop earrings, a single gold ring and matching scarlet nails and lips. AH-OO-GA! *cue cartoon-y eyes popping out from their sockets* Doesn't she look lovely? Demi's long locks are set with thick, glamorous blonde waves. Guess we still need to wait a little longer for her new blue hair to make its editorial debut.
Jennifer Lawrence on the cover of 'Elle' France.
Um, you guys, do you know what comes out in less than a month (officially as of yesterday)? CATCHING FIRE! Elle France snagged Katniss Everdeen herself, a.k.a. Jennifer Lawrence, and a wind machine (we plebes know it as a fan) for their October cover. Unlike J.Law's Vogue cover, where her shorter crop was on display, her hair here is Katniss-braid long, but it's blonde and not the deep chocolate color Katniss is known for. Her makeup is also very Katniss-esque, read: barely there. Like, she has some light rose lip color, and that's it. The lighting and focus on the cover is soft: Jennifer barely looks bothered by the wind that is tousling her hair a lot. Probz why she has that Oscar.
Fashion-wise, Jenn could be wearing a plain black t-shirt for all we know, though based on the inside spread, which, BTW, features Dior and only Dior, it seems pretty likely that something elaborate is going on out of frame.
Lana Del Rey on the cover of the November issue of 'NYLON.'
After hearing nary a peep about Lana Del Rey for months, she's popped back into our lives big time in the past few days. First, of course, was her role in the Kimye engagement: Kanye hired a 50-piece orchestra to play her song, "Young and Beautiful" as the soundtrack to the proposal. Then, she crops up on NYLON's November cover with insanely shiny, deep auburn hair (it's not that far of a cry from her dark brown hair the last time we saw her, on the Tropico poster, but it's noticeably lighter). Where ya been, LDR? It doesn't really matter, TBH, we're just happy to have you back.
On the cover, Lana wears a Calvin Klein denim shirt, a black bustier from Nasty Gal, and a DKNY skirt. She may be laying low, but she can still bring it when it comes to magazine covers: she has, after all, had ample experience. Gone is her signature cat eye; in its place a some subtle pink eyeliner and mascara.
Katy Perry in the November issue of 'W.'
Photo: via 'W'
Va-va-VOOM! With Prism hot off the record presses, Katy Cats are getting a double-dose of their fearless queen today with a new series of photos from W magazine. Actually, seeing as how they snapped dual Katy Perry covers for the Special Edition “Global Style” issue, we’re really getting a ~triple~ dose of the provocative pop singer. Perry channels old-school screen-siren glamour on one cover, wearing a perforated white Chanel dress and Harry Winston diamond block earrings with a small stud diamond necklace (also by Winston). Oh, and her makeup? All COVERGIRL products for the brand's newest face, ‘natch. (Though, on the second cover, she wears Michael Kors and Revlon.)
Jay Z for 'Vanity Fair.'
Photo: Mario Testino/'Vanity Fair'
For the November issue of Vanity Fair, Jay Z be on his suit and tie s***, tie s***, tie. The man loves him a good dinner jacket and gets all pressed up in black and white on his first cover for the mag. The feature gives readers a rare glimpse into the life of a modern day mogul, who currently has a hand in pretty much everything. (But seriously.) Aside from his involvement with music, movies, video games, a theater, a nightclub and a sports team (*wipes sweat off brow*), Jay’s fallen hard for fashion. But, contrary to what one might assume, it’s not all about the Benjamins anymore—it’s about making improvements in the industry, he says.