Carly Rae Jepsen is Cosmo's January cover girl.
Photo: Courtesy of Cosmopolitan magazine
Carly Rae Jepsen is showing herself to have staying power. With a mega-hit like "Call Me Maybe," which was not only a smash on the radio and on the charts, but on the internet as well (but you know ALL about that, we're sure), there's always the danger that your pan-flash will be just that. The tune has been out for over a year now, though, and with a second album and a Billboard Rising Star of 2012 designation, it's fair to say that there's more to Jepsen than just one tune. She is also teaching us lessons on the versatility of a simple haircut, with her signature blunt bangs and thick, long mane taking her from viral videos to the red carpet and back. Now, she's not the first to sport the wash and wear cut (there might even be some Style staffers who have been rocking it since before "Call Me" was a glimmer in Carly's eye), but she manages consistently to make it look different from cover to cover, mag spread to mag spread. On the January cover of Cosmopolitan, Carly is artfully disheveled, with her bangs and chin-length layers pushed forward, very nearly obscuring her smudgy, smoky eye.
Nikki Reed covers the November/December issue of 'ZOOEY.'
Photo: via 'ZOOEY' magazine Facebook
Nikki Reed has played a troubled highschooler in Thirteen, a rebellious California girl in Lords of Dogtown, and an adopted Cullen in Twilight. But a '50s housewife? Mmmm, not so much... until now, that is. She may prefer to sport sleek column dresses and modern-looking metallics on the red carpet, but the writer-actress flexes her dramatic muscles even further in the November/December issue of ZOOEY magazine, channeling her inner Stepford wife in prim collars, pretty prints, and even leather driving gloves. The cover might be simple with its teal background and lack of splashy headlines, but as Lena Dunham's recent iD cameo proves, this straightforwardness (and Nikki's gorgeous glance) is exactly what makes this shot SO compelling.
Whilst stalking singer Natalia Kills' Twitter feed this week (as I do), my face began to leak/black heart began to beat as Kills revealed she’s gracing Dedicate magazine’s latest cover! She's in great company when it comes to the edgy French fashion mag's past cover girls, though, which have included other cat-eye superfans like Beth Ditto and Jared Leto (hehe). But we NEED to examine the drop dead gorgeousness that is the cover(s) ASAP. Uh huh, you read that right—TWO covers for which you can choose/drool upon. First up, I'm obsessed with the closeup cover number one showcasing Natalia's killer complexion, amazing Rooney Mara-rivaling bangs, and sultry goth lipstick pout. There's also a Rad Hourani vest over a leather collared shirt (with a zipper makes me QUITE happy) and don't even get me started on those banging brows and that shadowy smize.
Lena Dunham on the cover of 'iD' magazine's "Wise Up" issue.
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With her cult-hit TV show, Miley-inspired chop, AND knack for knowing the ultimate beauty trends as they're happening, it's easy to say that Lena Dunham is officially having a moment. But helloooo, talk about the understatement of the century! Lena's fame is no flash in the pan, and we've got a feeling the New York filmmaker and actress isn't going ANYWHERE anytime soon. She's been killing the fashion scene as of late, turning out at the Met Gala, appearing in ASOS magazine, and now gracing the new issue of i-D. Fronting the December "Wise Up" issue, the Girls director and star shares the honor with THE one and only Grace Coddington (whose own winky perfect cover is also worth nothing). However, right now we're focused only on Lena, who looks totally stunning in an ASOS lip-print blouse, one eye covered by her fist...with her tat highly visible, of course. We always knew she was pretty, but something about her dark lashes, flushed cheeks, and reddish-pink lips take this natural beauty to the next level.
A$AP Rocky on the December/ January cover of 'Complex'.
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Well, it’s official: A$AP Rocky is a certified fashionisto. The dude with the “Goldie” grin hasn’t even released an album yet (waiting until 2013 for Long.Live.A$AP is a major exercise in patience for us) and he’s already sitting pretty on the cover of the Dec/Jan issue of Complex. Spotting him in a super dreamy Alexander Wang bomber and a slew of sparkly gold charms, it’s impossible NOT to fall in love with the rapper all over again. A$AP Rocky is one of our favorite kind of boys – one that really and truly loves fashion… and reps it. Are we surprised? Nah. The dude’s got swagger for days and knows it. “These jeans are Balmain, and I wear them with a Supreme jacket,” he says in the interview. “Of course I’m influencing.” There’s something totally charming about the super tough persona mixed with an uber enviable wardrobe. A$AP Rocky could throw down hard in a rap battle against the greatest…but he might need to remove a few cocktail rings first.
Rihanna covers the December issue of 'GQ'.
Photo: via Rihanna's Instagram
Happy Monday, y'all! Here's something that's GUARANTEED to make your afternoon a little more exciting: Rihanna's new GQ cover has officially dropped, and let's just say it leaves very little to the imagination. The pop star fronts the magazine's December issue in, um, her birthday suit... and an AllSaints motorcycle jacket casually draped over her shoulders. She tweeted the cover out today, saying "GQ's man of the year?! When will your fave? #histoRih #GQ." And she's not exaggerating one bit— she IS making mag history as the only woman thus far to ever grace the publication's annual "Men of the Year" issue. But with a cover like this one, we've got a feeling all the guys out there won't be too disappointed...
Taylor Swift in the Dec/Jan issue of 'Harper's Bazaar.'
Photo: Courtesy of 'Harper's Bazaar'/Paola Kudacki
Guys, Taylor Swift has officially taken over all the fall/winter fashion mags. From Glamour to Marie Claire to ELLE, T-Swift's sparkling baby blues and blonde locks are the focus of everyone's attention as of late. Today she landed yet another killer photo shoot—this time with Harper's Bazaar—but, unlike her traditionally whimsical covers, she ditched her girly dress obsession for *gasp* TROUSERS. That's right, Tay Tay has an entire spread dedicated to pants. And, hey, if you think we're kidding when we say she's got a thing for frocks, check this out: She told Harper's she owns hundreds. "I'm in a predicament where I can't wear a dress twice or else it's pointed out in magazines, so"—she starts laughing—"unfortunately I have to shop for dresses all the time." (That doesn't seem so bad.) In one look from the spread, she sports an all-white Emporio Armani ensemble complete with Stella McCartney platforms, and in another outfit, she goes '60s mod chic in a monochromatic white Sportmax top paired with striped trousers and Alexander Wang pumps. Perf!
Zayn Malik's Teen Vogue cover.
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Talk about going from zero to sixty! The One Direction dudes went from premiering their debut American magazine cover on Seventeen just LAST MONTH to today's big Teen Vogue reveal: each of the 5 guys (not the burger place) gracing their very own individual covers for the mag's December/January issue! *massages out neck crick from the editorial whiplash* Zayn, Niall, Liam, Louis, and Harry (the last to be revealed) give exemplary face behind digital recreations of each dude's signature, a quip from their interview, and a bold "HOT HOLIDAY STYLE" cover line (uhhh, I'll say!!).
They may be inhabiting separate covers, but they have to coexist on the same shelf somewhere (presumably in
my your bedroom after you've collected them all...), right?? Thus, the 1D dudes STILL coordinate their outfits with tailored casualwear in luxurious chunky knits, tweed and wool coats. We're talking soft charcoal greys and herringbone and ribbing and heathering GALORE. Plus, so much man-smize we can barely maintain homeostasis (1D AND a biology lesson! Don't say MTV Style never taught you anything *flips hair*) long enough to finish this post. Peep the rest of the One Direction dudes' individual Teen Vogue covers after the jump!
One Direction on the cover of Wonderland Magazine.
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I'm not sure why or how Wonderland Magazine is the first editorial to unlock the "One Direction + cable knit cashmere sweaters + flexible hold hair product + PUPPIES" equation, but I am so THANKFUL for it. The cover and the extreme close-up spread that inhabits the pages of Wonderland's November/December "Obsession Issue" are such guaranteed lady-kryptonite, if I could cut the copy here and just embed a GIF of me sitting at my computer with my mouth gaping open and glittering pixelated hearts for eyes, I WOULD.
Courtesy of Glamour Magazine.
Photo: Courtesy of Glamour
Selena Gomez is adorable, but there's so much more to her than just that. The former Disney star may be most known for her time on the channel, for her pop career with band The Scene, and for her role as half of pop's most powerful couple (the other half being, obviously, Justin Bieber), but beyond the fact that she's breaking into more grown up film roles this year with her part in Harmony Korine's Spring Breakers, which is being released just in time for, yeah, Spring Break in March of 2013, Gomez is showing herself to be whip smart, savvy, and beyond anything else, compassionate and concerned for the world beyond Hollywood. This is why, when Glamour announced this year's Women of The Year, it was no surprise that Selena was it. As the youngest-ever U.S. UNICEF ambassador, Gomez's life isn't all glitz and glam, when she's not working she's out there making a difference all over the world. In the article, Selena talks about visiting Ghana for the United Nations, and even taking part in the Global Poverty Project's Live Below The Line Project, where she spent a week living on just $1.50 a day.