Beyonce for "GQ" magazine.
Photo: Terry Richardson/GQ
Talk about a week of surprises! We thought the GQ editors were going to hold off on releasing Beyonce's full February 2013 interview and photo shoot until next week after an unfortunate leak caused them to push Bey's jaw-dropping cover last yesterday afternoon. BUT lo and behold BeyHive, here it all is in all its underwear-clad, Terry Richardson-shot, booty-tooching, cut-off cotton tee glory, ready for widespread Internet consumption!
Beyonce on the cover of "GQ" magazine.
Photo: Courtesy of GQ
This post is intended to be about how it feels to finally set eyes on Beyonce's official GQ magazine cover, but if I could just leave the body of this thing an incomprehensible string of letters and numbers and punctuation marks, believe me, I would. Because, for me, MTV Style's resident BeyHive STAN, that's exactly how this moment feels. Not to blow a cover reveal totally and completely out of proportion (though that's essentially what I'm doing), but it's just hard to accurately explain how it feels to be taunted with the leaked visage of your favorite artist on the cover of a new magazine issue (her first in what feels like forever) and not know whether it's real or not.
Emma Watson for February's 'Marie Claire' UK
Photo: via Marie Claire UK
There's absolutely no question that Emma Watson is versatile. After all, the actress has shown her range playing a Gryffindor muggle in Harry Potter, a sensitive high school dream girl in The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and a troubled L.A. teen burglar in the upcoming Sofia Coppola flick The Bling Ring. But whereas we're used to seeing different incarnations of the 22-year-old onscreen, now she's flexing her multifaceted fashion chops as well. Emma graces the February cover of Marie Claire UK dressed in ripped black shorts and a tailored sequined IRO moto jacket (which, coicidentally, is the same one Taylor Swift wore on New Year's Eve.) It might be biker-inspired, but complemented with red lipstick, bold brows, and her trademark cropped coif, the look is ANYTHING but Hell's Angels.
Emma Stone on the cover of Glamour UK February 2013 and Glamour US May 2011.
Photo: Glamour UK/Glamour
I think it's pretty safe to say that Emma Stone is one of the most universally loved young actresses in the game right now. She's beautiful, talented, sartorially adventurous, and hilariously adorably down-to-earth. With a volatile combination like that, it's no wonder the magazines of the world are all clamoring to feature her in their pages and on their covers, and in turn, people are nabbing up issues fronted by the Gangster Squad star left and right. Miss Stone has racked up another international glossy cover for her CV this month with Glamour UK featuring her as their February 2013 cover girl. Thing thing is, though, being avid watchers of her every move, we totally recognize this cover shot, and it's from — wait for it — almost two years ago.
AnnaSophia Robb for "Teen Vogue."
Photo: Teen Vogue
The Carrie Diaries doesn't premiere until January 14, but AnnaSophia Robb is already being forecast as one of fashion's next major "It" girls. She hits a kind of style star jackpot by undertaking the role of a young Carrie Bradshaw in a world that's not only post-Sex And The City but post-Gossip Girl, so it comes as no surprise that she's already starting to rack up magazine features. Robb illustrates, though, in this Teen Vogue cover spread that she's absolutely worth the hype, knocking the '60s mod steez just as far out of the park as her '80s Carrie togs.
Rita Ora in a custom jacket on the cover of 'ASOS' magazine.
Photo: via ASOS
When Rita Ora covered ASOS magazine way back in September, we obsessed over the singer's amazing studded denim jacket— and mourned the fact that we couldn't score her custom topper for ourselves. Clearly we weren't the only ones bummed out, because thanks to ALL of the requests to buy the one-of-a-kind number, ASOS has officially added it to its stock! And while the statement piece is definitely not cheap at $351, just think of it as an all-inclusive deal to alleviate some buyer's guilt (trust us, it'll make you feel better!). After all, the bomber is a complete mishmash of materials, patterns, and colors. With silver and gold spikes, jeweled details, and a satin paneled artsy print, it's basically every item in our closet crammed into one signature item. How's THAT for more bang for your buck?!
HAI INTERNET! *waves* Whew, it feels like we've been apart forever (OK, it's been, like, a week), but I'm really excited to kick off 2013 with a blog post featuring one of my most favorite peeps of all time, Ms. Lana Del Rey. And, no, this is not just another celeb spotting of the singer sporting her signature retro waves and a short white frock, this is Lana gracing the cover of Rolling Stone Mexico wearing nothing but--wait for it--long johns. You read that right, people. Long. Johns. She wore a cropped, ribbed white sweater with silver trimmed long underwear, gold hoops, a watch, and, well, not much else. She kept her beauty game super soft and simple with center-parted locks, a killer cat eye and nude lips. She finished the entire look with an aerobic-inspired pose and a super wide smile. Get it, girl.
Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls cover Vogue.
Photo: Vogue UK/Vogue Australia
In 2012, House of Style co-hosts Joan Smalls and Karlie Kloss became bonafide mainstays on the pages of the fashion’s heaviest-hitting publications. Karlie and Joan are individual powerhouses, but this year they really became a gruesome twosome. We'd like to think that House of Style solidified their BFFL status, but other iconic moments together included storming the runway at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show and landing individual covers for W Magazine's July issue. With a glowing (and growing) CV, it comes as no surprise that BOTH Karlie and Joan ranked among Vogue's top 10 featured models for 2012.
It's no secret that 2NE1 and Jeremy Scott are total besties (he designed their first world tour outfits, after all) so whenever the K-pop group and badass designer get together, we KNOW it's gonna be good. See: The latest issue of Hong Kong mag Ketchup. Umm, haiii! 2NE1's own CL graced the cover (alone!) decked out in Jer's latest duds, and we CANNOT get enough of all that gold. Jeremy tweeted that CL is sporting his gold flourish silk bomber jacket, scarf print dress and flourish Jeremy Scott x Linda Farrow shades. Also, PUH-LEASE notice the dangling pearl tear drops on those bad boys. *claps* Her beauty game is equally out of control—she wears a shiny, fire engine red lip, a platinum blonde high bun, and a killer talon ring. For her jewelry, she amped up the gold even MORE with a thick medallion chain and matching earrings.
Gwen Stefani covers the January issue of 'Vogue'.
Photo: via 'Vogue'
Along with the fact that she's, you know, a rock star, Gwen Stefani also has her own L.A.M.B. label, an upcoming collab with Fred Perry, and a street style killer enough to make pretty much anyone swoon. So considering her fashion cred, it's suuuuper surprising that the No Doubt frontwoman hasn't landed the cover of VOGUE since '04. But get ready, because she's baaaack! Yep, the singer, mom, and fashion designer is the newest cover star, gracing the January issue of the glossy dressed in Saint Laurent. We're talking head-to-toe, fresh-off-the-runway, Hedi Slimane realness. WHOA.