Britney Spears is back, y'all! The new X Factor judge is not only workin' the small screen as of late, but she's also been busy promoting her new(ish) Fantasy Twist fragrance and apparently doing cover shoots for MAY-JUH fashion magazines in her free time. Brit Brit tweeted an hour ago: "Had SOOOO much fun doing this @ELLEmagazine shoot - hits stands next week!" and, behold, we peeped the cover you see above. Britney looks cool and confident in her rock 'n' roll-inspired studded leather Versace number and breezy blonde locks. Her makeup is effortless, and she kept her accessories to a minimum minus that, um, GIANT engagement ring that is front and center in the cover photo. (I meannn, if we had a rock THAT big, we would flaunt it all opportunities, so you go, girl.)
Emma Watson on the covers of "Glamour" and "Glamour UK" magazines.
Photo: Courtesy of Glamour/Glamour UK
It's extremely rare for one fashion superstar to cover TWO international issues of the same magazine in one month, and yet lo and behold, here's Emma Watson killing it on both the US and UK October 2012 issues of Glamour magazine. The Perks of Being a Wallflower star pulls cover girl double-duty, but somehow manages to carry two entirely different styles and personas for the US and UK glossies all while giving great face. WERQUE, gurl!
Kristen Stewart covers the October issue of British 'Vogue.'
Photo: Courtesy of British 'Vogue'
Between back-to back-spreads in Interview, VOGUE, AND an unforgettable double appearance in ELLE, Kristen Stewart has pretty much graced every glossy under the sun this summer. But turns out there's one more she hasn't hit... until now, that is. The actress has just landed her first-ever British Vogue cover, smoldering in Gucci for the magazine's October issue. And whoa, talk about going glam! She's wearing a ruffled floral wrap dress from the Italian label's Fall 2012 collection, a look that straddles the line between fashion-forward and sultry (thanks in part to a peekaboo black bra). Considering Kristen's repping new fall fashion in the shoot, it only makes sense that she's showing off autumn-inspired beauty as well- in this case, deep red lips, shimmery golden pink shadow, and her signature tousled deep part. And is it just us, or do her green eyes totally POP right off the page?! Chalk it up to the dress color or the makeup, but either way, the result is gorgeous.
Gwen Stefani on the October issue of 'Elle UK.'
Photo: Via Elle UK
Gwen Stefani never looks bad. Like, ever. Even if you peep her evolving style over the past few decades, she always managed to look on-trend yet totally timeless. Also, she doesn't age. Basically, she's an anomaly, and when we peeped the October cover of Elle UK with our Gwenie on the front, it reaffirmed everything we thought about her—she's still perfect. When she's not being a mom or fronting No Doubt music videos or doing her L.A.M.B. fashion line or designing children's clothes for Target *gasps for breath*, she's just one FIERCE lady. See: The photo above. Me-ow.
Elizabeth Olsen on the cover of 'Bullett'.
Photo: Courtesy of Jeff Bark/Bullett
Whether it's Blake Lively, Alexander Skarsgård, or Daniel Radcliffe, BULLETT list of past cover stars reads like a who's who of Hollywood (not to mention, a rundown of our celebrity crush list). But while the publication has definitely seen its fair share of hotties, we've got to admit- its latest crew might be our most favorite yet. Elizabeth Olsen, Pharrell, and British actor Aaron Taylor Johnson cover the "Romance" issue in total triple threat fashion, each sporting their own take on the theme. Elizabeth Olsen channels her inner fairytale princess on her cover above, Chanel high-necked dress, Dior jewelry, and pale pink hair. Talk about a transformation! The choppy 'do might be a wig, but the actress works the modern day Snow White look to perfection with magenta lipstick, porcelain skin, and a soulfully angelic gaze.
Marina Diamandis on the cover of 'Foam'.
Photo: Foam magazine's Facebook
When- not if, when- Marina Diamandis enters your life, you'd better make room in your closet AND your iTunes library. The Welsh singer burst upon the music scene a few years ago as Marina & the Diamonds and has stayed busy since, thanks to DIY pop singles like "Obsessions" and "Mowgli's Road." Now with two full-length albums to her name and a headlining tour underway, the 27-year-old songbird has earned a cult following for her music AND her entirely original style. She sports onstage staples like old-school cheerleading jackets, metallic minidresses, and flouncy skirts, conjuring up images of a fashion love child between Gwen Stefani and Katy Perry...if they decided to move to Pleasantville, that is (shout out to Assistant Editor Gaby Wilson for the spot-on style reference!). Marina's been working serious beauty game these days too, rarely seen without bubblegum pink lipstick, major mascara, and her trademark miniature heart on her left cheekbone. So it's only appropriate that she shows off all of this for the October/November issue of Foam magazine.
Katy Perry on the cover of "L'Officiel" magazine.
Photo: Courtesy of L'Officiel
Has Katy Perry officially (or *achem* L'Officiel-ly *ba dum TSH*) rounded out the hair rainbow yet? The orange hair she's sporting for the cover (and inside spread!) of L'Officiel magazine has to put her pretty close, right? Throughout the course of the last 365 days, we've seen Katy Perry go from pink to a brief flirtation with blonde only to go back to pink then to BLUE then purple and now she's back to trusty old black. BUT nowhere in that sequence of hair colors did we see Katy rock this particular shade of naranja. And the texture of her hair looks kinda natural, as in maybe not a wig! What gives?
Iggy Azalea on the September/October cover of 'Flavor' magazine.
Photo: Via 'Flavor' magazine
We don't know what exactly it is about Iggy Azalea that makes us go completely insane. Like, whenever we see a picture of her we need to stop and stare at it for a few seconds (OK, minutes) longer than we should until it gets to that point where we feel creepy. And then Flavor magazine comes along and drops their September/October issue with Iggy on the front with not one, but TWO different covers, and it completely does us in. I mean, WUT. TWO AMAZING PICS OF IGGY TO STARE AT. Cue the sweating. For her first look, she went all-out goth in a killer wide-leg black jumpsuit with a cut-out bustier paired with a long, embellished coat worn as a cape. She BA-ROUGHT her accessories game by slipping on piles of bangles, studded rings, and silver chokers. For a pop of color, she sported fire engine red matte lipstick with her signature cat eye and high ponytail. PERF.
Emma Watson brings a youthful freshness to classic British style.
Remember when Emma Watson cut her hair? Just in case you've forgotten: in 2010, the actress chopped off her long locks into a sleek, mod pixie, marking the end of the Harry Potter era. Two years have passed, now, and we're gearing up to watch Ms. Watson in a starring role in The Perks of Being A Wallflower, which comes out exactly one month from tomorrow, and we're so excited (can you tell?)! The actress is the T Magazine, The New York Times' Style Magazine's, Fall 2012 cover girl, in a spread that plays off of her English roots in tweeds, suits, and hunting caps, while also showing off the nuanced edge that Watson has made a name for herself for. Wearing an Armani jacket, Burberry Prorsum hat, Isabel Marant Sweater and Harry Winston earrings, Watson looks perfectly prepared for a day out on the moors, although her black, double winged eyeliner adds a high fashion tension to the otherwise classically androgynous look. The overall beauty look for the shoot is clean and bright, although completely appropriate for fall. Watson's fresh, clear skin is flawless, and her light freckles are allowed to come through. The heavy, timeless cat eye is used in all of the shots, sometimes with two wings, other times in its 1960's incarnation as in the magazine's cover image, which you can see after the jump.
Azealia Banks in a Balmain jacket and Beyond Retro Hoodie.
Photo: Dazed & Confused/Sharif Hamza
It was the gasp heard round the internet last week, when word started to spread that Azealia Banks' Dazed & Confused cover was going to be banned in seven countries. Seven! That's just madness. More mad than that, even, was the fact that when all this hullabaloo was going on hardly anyone, besides the people at Dazed themselves, had actually even seem the cover. Needless to say, our minds began to wander, and with the little bit of information that we had (pink phallice, "held up like a cigar"), we were left without too many words besides, "I wonder when we'll see it." Not to say that we're easily scandalized, or at all precious with our lady rap stars. Indeed, Azealia has a tendency towards evocative, sexualized lyrics, so it's only appropriate that she would carry over her performance persona into her press presence. When the cover was finally revealed, lurid, fuchsia condom "cigar" and all, we have to say we kind of dug it. Sure, it's a little bit, um, squirm inducing and we probably wouldn't want to read it around our grandma (we already saw Black Swan with her and that was awk enough for our whole lives, thanks), but Azealia looks totally mermaid-ilicious in a Balmain vest and seapunk-seafoam locks that we can't stop staring at.