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Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey and her selfie on the cover of 'Intro.'
Photo: Intro Magazine

Considering #selfie was last year’s word of the year for Oxford Dictionary and every Instagram user on the planet, we’re not surprised to see that a magazine published an editorial spread consisting solely of smartphone portraits taken by its subject. But the fact that Lana Del Rey stars in that spread is not something we would have guessed. Over her three-year meteoric rise as Lana Del Rey, Lizzy Grant has positioned herself as the queen of all things vintage Americana. So, it’s pretty unexpected to see her through the lens of something as current as a selfie rather than a handheld grainy retro camera like the one used to shoot her “National Anthem” video. But the change of scenery—er, filter?—is suiting her well.

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Katy Perry Cosmo

Katy Perry in the July issue of 'Cosmopolitan'.
Photo: @ITSJEREMYSCOTT's Instagram

Dang, it looks like Katy Perry is the official queen of July magazines. Today marks the release of her third cover (V Magazine with Madonna, then Billboard with Kacey Musgraves, and now Cosmopolitan) while she simultaneously travels all over the world during her Prismatic World Tour. (Whew, we want a nap just thinking about it.) While the whole Cosmo spread isn't officially out yet, designer/KP bestie Jeremy Scott shared some snaps on his Instagram, and we're already spazzing over the "Froggy Loops" Moschino cocktail dress with her "slime green" blunt bob. (Food + fashion = the ultimate combo, obvs.)

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Elle Fanning

Elle Fanning on the July cover of ASOS.
Photo: ASOS

Elle Fanning, professional cool girl and part-time actress, is on, like, five magazine covers this month, and every time a new one comes out, the whole wide world—or the whole MTV Style HQ, at least—becomes even more obsessed with her. Somehow, the 16-year-old manages to be consistently refreshing and funny and awesome and juuuust the kind of girl you want be/be best friends with. A rarity in general, but especially among child stars. (No offense, child stars, but you know it's true.)

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Katy Perry, Madonna

Katy Perry and Madonna on the cover of 'V.'
Photo: V Magazine

We've seen the teaser images and tweets from Katy Perry and Madonna regarding their S&M inspired photo shoot by Steven Klein for V magazine, but now that we have all of the images, can I just say how excited I am?

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HAIM

Haim for 'Nylon.'
Photo: Nylon's Facebook

Haim are no strangers to magazine covers, but they just landed the cover of Nylon's annual music issue, which is a BFD. For their first Nylon cover, the trio brought their long locks, strong brows, and best stares. I know my last name isn't Haim and I can't play any instruments, but, um, can I join the band? Or will they at least teach me to get glossy hair?

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Katy Perry, Madonna, V Magazine

Katy Perry on her 'V' magazine cover.
Photo: @katyperry Instagram

Normally, the Monday before a long weekend is, like, the worst. The weekend is very far and it feels like each day is 400 hours long. Today, a Monday before a long weekend (the first of the summer, WHATUP!), is a different story thanks to Katy Perry, Madonna, and V magazine. Katy and Madonna cover V's Summer 2014 issue, dressed in matching black skirts and jackets.

While neither is fully featured on the other's cover, their legs and a whip (I think?) are. Katy wears a full leather outfit, decorated with safety pins. Her hair is green, though only on the bottom—as an expert in Katy's wig collection, I can confidently say this is a wig. Katy loves green wigs these days.

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Shailene Woodley

Shailene Woodley for 'InStyle.'
Photo: InStyle magazine

Shailene Woodley looks like your slightly-above-average girl next door on the cover of InStyle's June 2014 issue—flouncy floral dress, cute orange nail polish, etc. But once you open the magazine and peep the inside spread, things get a little more free-spirited and wild (much like Shailene herself!). Miss Woodley ditches her mainstream springtime look for a bolder wardrobe and—wait for it—a soaking wet mullet.

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Elle Fanning

Elle Fanning on the cover of 'Fashion.'
Photo: Fashion Magazine

With Maleficent hitting theaters in just a few weeks, Elle Fanning is about to be LITERALLY EVERYWHERE. But we couldn't possibly be more thrilled about it, because not only is Elle poised and smart and knows how to wear Rodarte, but she might actually be a Disney princess IRL.

There's no question as to why she was cast as Sleeping Beauty. Between her fair skin and gorgeous white-blonde hair that looks like it was spun by a fairy godmother, we'd believe you if you told us she was half human girl, half Walt Disney-drawn heroine. And she's never looked more like she just stepped off the screen of an animated movie than on her new cover of Fashion magazine. Wearing a flower-festooned pink dress that was made by Claes Iversen and, undoubtedly, magic, she basically looks like Aurora personified.

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katyperry

Someone made her his Aprodite. Perry is muse, collaborator and goddess in "Katy Aprodite".
Photos: Katy Perry's Twitter

What do Katy Perry, Tyler, the Creator, and "Weird Al" Yankovic have in common?

All three, along with a bizarro roster of rockstars, have done covers of “Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two),” a song written in 1892 by Harry Dacre. Chances are—unless you’re a time-traveler—you haven’t heard the song since watching 2001: A Space Odyssey. The song appears in its many iterations on Mark Ryden’s album The Gay Nineties Old Tyme Music: Daisy Bell. Ryden's a pop surrealist best known for album covers for the likes of Michael Jackson (Dangerous), Red Hot Chili Peppers (One Hot Minute), and most recently, Tyler, the Creator (Wolf).

All profits from record sales will be donated to Little Kids Rock, a nonprofit that works with public schools in disadvantaged neighborhoods in order to ensure that ALL students have access to music education. Currently, all copies of copies of Ryden's album are now sold out (bummer). Fingers crossed for another pressing.

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Bella Thorne

Bella Thorne on the cover of 'Seventeen.'
Photo: Seventeen Magazine

We still have over a month until summertime *officially* starts, but Bella Thorne is making us want to have a beach day, like, TODAY. In the latest issue of Seventeen magazine, Bella looks sunkissed and gorgeous in her seaside photo shoot, and we can't help wishing we could join her...even if the ocean water is still about 30 degrees.

For her cover photo, Bella wears a colorful striped bikini and cropped palm-print sweatshirt—so maybe she's aware of the too-cool-for-sunbathing temperatures, too? That bright color scheme continues throughout the inside spread, with Bella rocking everything from a cobalt-blue crop top to a lime-green monokini.

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I love these two as a couple. What a festive way to celebrate two important events in their life. Mariah looks like a dream.

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