Jennifer Lawrence for 'Marie Claire.'
Photo: Marie Claire
Just when we were getting excited about the increasingly warmer weather, Jennifer Lawrence goes and makes us wish it was still winter. The actress looks bright and summery on the June 2014 cover of Marie Claire, but the inside photos are a different story. She models a variety of outerwear options in the spread, which is totally unfair since we likely won't elect to steal her looks for another five months (once you lose the tights, you don't go back until fall, amirite?).
J-Law rocks two different knee-length coats in the mag—a preppy gray Céline and a BRIGHT pink Dior that would cost me about six months rent to buy. But I'm kind of obsessed with it, so I might consider becoming homeless for half a year.
Elle Fanning on the cover of 'Interview.'
Despite her baby face and sweet demeanor Elle Fanning is not your average teenage girl—a fact made abundantly clear by her Interview magazine cover story. For one, the interview was conducted by Scarlett Johansson (Elle's friend and We Bought a Zoo co-star, NBD), and the two swap stories about Paris and what it was like growing up in the Hollywood spotlight—y'know, the stuff you and your friends chat about at brunch. Also, the chat is accompanied by a photo editorial chock full of vintage looks (we're having MAJOR Virgin Suicides flashbacks), only with a hint of edginess, thanks to the addition of swimsuit tops. If you thought those bad boys could only be worn with coverups off the beach, think again. Check out the eight ways to style a bikini top, as taught by Elle Fanning:
1. Under a fur coat.
Elle Fanning for 'Interview.'
We never thought we’d see the day, but Robert Pattinson has momentarily taken a break from his A+ brooding stare for this latest cover of French magazine Première. Maybe he misunderstood the photographer’s directions to give his best blue steel impression? Instead, he’s literally blue and also very sad looking. TBH, we would be too if our makeup looked like we tripped over an oil painting.
One of Rihanna's 'Vogue Brazil' covers.
Photo: @badgalriri Instagram
Earlier this week, Vogue Brazil posted the first of the photos from its shoot with Rihanna in Brazil. She was topless and presumably doing dishes in a lot of jewelry. There was a leaked topless cover floating around as well, but it turns out, it wasn't the cover. It was neither of the covers. That's right, there are two.
The first features Rih in a plunging gold dress and arms full of gold bracelets and cuffs. She has the wet hair trend going, though considering the shoot's beach location, it seems fully plausible that her hair just got wet and since it looks perfect, they decided to keep it that way.
Lupita Nyong'o on the cover of 'People.'
Photo: People Magazine
I have a prediction that at some point in the future, history books shall recognize 2014 as The Year of Lupita. It may only be April, but Lupita Nyong'o has already won an Oscar, become the new face of Lancome, and stolen the heart of every single human on the planet. Not too shabby for just four months. ALSO, as of today, the actress has one more accomplishment to add to her 2014 résumé: being named the World's Most Beautiful by People magazine. It's a seriously impressive feat for someone who has been famous for less than 365 days, but c'mon, is anyone really surprised? Lupita's beauty and grace shine so brightly that any other choice would have felt like highway robbery.
Rihanna for 'Vogue Brazil.'
Photo: Vogue Brazil
The last time we saw shirtless Rihanna, she used her hair to cover essential parts. In a new photo from her Vogue Brazil spread, though, Rihanna has no hair to spare. She's sporting her short 'do from this winter and what she lacks in shirts, she makes up for in gold. Most people don't stoop over an outdoor sink wearing wrists full of gold bangles and a gold choker, but Rihanna isn't most people, obviously.
Emma Stone on the cover of 'Vogue.'
After running one of the magazine's most controversial covers ever (more like #WORLDSMOSTTALKEDABOUTCOVER, amirite??), Vogue is playing it a little safer with their May issue. Of course, safe doesn’t mean boring, especially in the case of two-time cover star Emma Stone. The 25-year-old actress opens up about everything, from never having watched Easy A to referring to herself as “that bland basic b****” after a Google search of herself yielded that description. Basically, she confirms her reputation as someone you’d want as your BFF. Emma is also down to earth when it comes to her style—she doesn’t even think she’s influential in that respect. But, umm, Em, we politely disagree with you. Case in point: any time she hits a red carpet and, obviously, her two Vogue covers.
Lorde on the cover of 'Teen Vogue.'
Photos: Teen Vogue
There’s something different about Lorde’s Teen Vogue cover. *Squints eyes, cocks head* Oh right! Lorde is wearing a whole lot of color. The 17-year-old alt-pop wunderkind is glowing on her latest magazine cover, where she’s styled in an orange-and-red plaid top from Marc by Marc Jacobs’ Fall 2014 collection—a pivot from her typically goth, mostly monotone M.O. Lorde’s softer makeup—a light smoky eye finished with silver shadow and a natural lip (not her signature purple shade)—is another departure that we can get behind.
Lorde opens up in her profile about the unrealistic beauty ideals placed on pop stars—and, she hopes, their eventual disappearance. "There are a lot of expectations in this industry about looking a certain way and having a certain kind of appeal," she says. "I am feminine, but I really love dressing in boys' clothes too. I guess that's why I get labeled as 'the grumpy girl,' because I don't play into that."
Lupita Nyong'o for 'Marie Claire.'
Photo: Marie Claire
If two magazine covers are better than one, five is, like... *eyes turn to hearts and spring out of skull, tongue unfurls onto floor, and a tiny version of you walks out from inside your mouth and faints on the tip* And that's EXACTLY (more or less) what happened when we saw that Marie Claire had tapped Lupita Nyong’o, Elizabeth Olsen, Elle Fanning, Emilia Clark, and Kate Mara for the mag's May issue.
Lupita Nyon'o for 'Marie Claire.'
Photo: Marie Claire
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Lupita can do no wrong. For her cover, Lupita wears a hot-pink, snakeskin-trimmed gown by Christopher Kane. Inside, she wears a black-and-white optic Dior stunner that she accessorized with a ribbed scarf and a Graziela Gems ear cuff. And in her interview, Lupita is as poised as ever on the topic of other peoples’ opinions: "Being called gorgeous is not a bad thing! But at the same time, I don't want to thrive on people's opinions of me."
As for her path to fashion darling-dom? It has a lot to do with her stylist, Micaela Erlanger, who covered the Hollywood Reporter with Lupita earlier this year. "I wasn't a follower of fashion. It was a world unknown,” Lupita says, “Then I met my stylist, Micaela Erlanger...and we came to interpret my style: clean lines, strong color."
Beyonce on the cover of 'Out.'
Photo: Out Magazine
Ring the alarm. Beyonce is not only topless on her first magazine cover of 2014, Out, she’s also platinum with a bob à la Marilyn Monroe. We’ve seen a lot of different Beyonces over the years—case in point: We saw 17 of them just over the course of her visual album—but this is an entirely new look for Queen B.
Beyonce for 'Out.'
Photo: Out Magazine
Inside the magazine, we get a look at Beyonce’s revealing cover outfit: just two body chains and two tiny necklaces. But then again, those necklaces likely cost more than our clothes budget for the year, so you do you, Bey. Since she was in the midst of her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour during the shoot, she was probably pressed for time and needed quick outfits to wear. (I mean, she didn’t even have enough time to sit down with the writer for a face-to-face interview—they emailed.) To be fair, though, Bey does make a great case for an all-white suit when she pops up in a beaded eyelet tuxedo in another shot.