Lorde on the cover of 'Clash' magazine's Pop Special issue.
Photos: Clash/Billy Ballard
You may not recognize Lorde's face, but you've definitely heard her single "Royals" on the radio/on TV/on your BFF's fave playlist/everywhere you go, etc. The song has been sittin' pretty atop the Billboard Hot 100 for the past three weeks and the Internet is abuzz with Lorde's every move. Oh, also, she's only 16. NBD. As the reigning ruler of pop music, it makes total sense that Clash magazine has put Lorde on the cover of their Pop Special issue.
On the cover—which, along with the rest of the spread, was styled by Victoria Higgs—the singer is in a brown turtleneck and black and white furry coat. The most striking thing about the cover (besides how she manages to pull off all basic colors together), is that her hair, which is normally curly, unruly, (not to mention 100% enviable) is wet, middle-parted, and kept in line with 2 sparkly barrettes.
One Direction's "Midnight Memories" album cover.
Photo: One Direction
Well, the past two days have been a complete whirlwind in the world of One Direction and for those who inhabit it. First, the name of their next single, "Story Of My Life," was announced via Twitter and accompanied by baby pictures of each of them. Now you can blend baby pictures of yourself and, say, IDK, Harry to imagine what your children might look like. You can spend all weekend doing that if you want, YOLO, the weekend is ~you~ time. Anyway, can you believe it was less than a year ago that we were lauding 1D for their collective band style? I mean, on the cover of Take Me Home, which was released last November, they're all wearing suits! Things have changed big time in the past year, and we're not even talking about their tattoos, just #FASHUN.
Shailene Woodley on the cover of 'Elle.'
Well, they could have at LEAST given the girl a towel. Shailene Woodley is one of six actresses (alongside big screen heavy weights like Reese Witherspoon, Penelope Cruz and Marion Cotillard) who appear on the cover of Elle’s “2013 Women in Hollywood” issue—and from the looks of it, she probably smells like chlorine. I mean, Shailene’s gotta be a very busy lady, so it’s totally possible that the mag had to squeeze a quick photoshoot in during her daily back-stroke lesson, or whatever. Or it could just be about #FASHUN. (It’s probably about #FASHUN.) Slicked back hair IS pretty chic right now.
Taylor Swift on the cover of November's 'InStyle.'
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...on the cover of InStyle. The November issue features Taylor Swift lookin' ready to decorate a tree, bake cookies (though, to be fair, T.Swift is always ready to bake cookies), and open some presents. It's only mid-October, you guys! We still have Halloween and Thanksgiving to go! Swift was born in December and on a Christmas tree farm (yeah, really), though, so it's possible she's in the Christmas spirit 365 days a year. If I looked Swift-level good pairing green and red, I'd also be in that constant Christmas spirit. Also because I love presents.
For most people sitting at their desks, working/drumming their fingers on their keyboards, watching the clock and waiting for lunch, today is just another day. HOWEVER! If you’re a Miley Cyrus fan, today is Tuesday, October 8th—and that means BANGERZ is officially out, y’all! *raises roof* *throws confetti* *twerks twerks* But wait, there’s more! Today also brings another Miley interview to the interwebz, complete with purdy pictures and a little bit of insight into the inspiration behind her evolving style.
In a new feature from Hunger TV, the singer snuggles up with a powder blue fur for a series of beauty shots that produced the following faces: sexy face, sultry face, silly face, surprised face and tongue face. Always with the tongue face. (And yes, we’ve deemed “tongue face” to be an accurate description of multiple Miley expressions.) Clearly, Cyrus is well-aware that people are “so obsessed” with what she’s doing visually these days (see also: the VMAs, "Wrecking Ball" video, etc.), and her edgy new style is a huge part of her musical transformation.
Lady Gaga's 'ARTPOP' album cover.
Photo: Lady Gaga
Little Monsters, it's the day you've been waiting for! Lady Gaga just unveiled the cover of ARTPOP, a month before the album's release on November 11th. Gaga began teasing the cover and its release over the weekend, but she's been talking about how it's her "FAVORITE" of all her covers for weeks. The reason it's her fave? It was designed by Jeff Koons.
Madonna on 'Harper's BAZAAR.'
Photo: Terry Richardson for 'Harper's BAZAAR'
WOW. This has got to be the first time in the history of Harper’s that a grill has been worn on the cover, amirite? Man, Madonna STAYS breaking ground. *bows down* But wait. Does this mean that mouth jewels have officially received a nod of approval from the prestigious fashion mag? Well, I guess it is the “Daring Issue." And this is MADONNA. The only way this metal-mouth #FASHUN statement could be made any more daring by the 55-year-old Queen of Pop is if it included a death-defying motorcycle jump across the Grand Canyon.
Demi Lovato on the cover of 'Teen Vogue.'
Photo: Teen Vogue
We’ve seen Demi Lovato do a lot of things with her hair (remember when she dyed it blue on Wednesday? #memories), but this is the first time we’ve ever seen her –or any star, for that matter—rock a braided silk scarf as like, the tail of an actual braid. How do you even do that?! Tutorial, plz. For her second Teen Vogue cover, the singer/actress/X Factor Judge/Glee guest star/The New Black nail polish collaborator (whew! *wipes brow*) traded her rock-star style for a more relaxed, city-girl-in-the-country look, pairing a low-cut red top with a charcoal wide-brimmed felt fedora and a stunning emerald and gold necklace.
Big Sean for GQ.
Photo: Mei Tao/GQ Magazine
Oh gawd! Who better to show off some of fall’s hottest trends for men than one of hip-hop’s most buzzed about MCs, Big Sean? In between promoting his sophomore album, Hall of Fame, collaborating with everyone from Drake to Miley, and, of course, cozying up with
girlfriend fiancé and total Gleeker, Naya Riviera, Big Sean somehow managed to find time to pose for a 15 photo spread. Swerve! The G.O.O.D Music signee was tapped by none other than GQ to model "Fall’s 15 Freshest Style Moves" for their November issue, and yes, the photos are amazing!
The Jonas Brothers on the cover of 'FAULT' Magazine.
Photo: Udo Spreitzenbarth/'FAULT' Magazine
If we’ve seemed at all out of sorts lately, it’s because we’ve really been struggling to fill a huge void in our lives—but fear not! Because that void is about to be refilled. Collectively, the Jonas Brothers have been AWOL for the past few months—and while we understand that they can’t do everything together all the time, it’d be a lot easier for us to keep track of their handsome mugs (and avoid future life-voids) if they just stayed in the same place. Forever. We’ve got a whole lot of love for plenty of other boy bands out there, but the JoBros are special. The JoBros are, well, BROS. And there’s something pretty presh about keeping harmonies in the family. (Also because, eyebrows.)
So, when we got word that Joe, Kevin and Nick would all be appearing on the cover of FAULT Magazine’s Fall 2013 issue at the same time AND talking about their new album, V, we swooned SO hard—like, right here at our desks. It was basically like watching a bunch of really stylish dominoes topple over in graceful succession. (FYI: No one was injured in said swooning.) Once we recovered, we peeped some shots from their “illumination”-themed shoot, and then we swooned again. JK we just squealed really loud instead because HI, they’re hot.