Emma Watson for 'Wonderland' magazine.
Photo: @wonderlandmag's Instagram
Today, while everyone and their mother was rehashing the Grammys, Emma Watson was sitting at home in sweatpants (or sweatpants under a dress?), eating pain au chocolat and admiring her dual covers for Wonderland magazine. OK, so I don't know ~for sure~ that Emma Watson ever wears/wore sweatpants today, but she MUST have been gawking at her covers, because WOW.
Vanessa Hudgens for 'Nylon.'
Photo: Nylon magazine
While we are the #1 fans of Demi Lovato's blue hair and its first feature on the cover of Nylon, we were eagerly waiting to see who the magazine tapped for their February cover. Well, we finally got our answer: It's Vanessa Hudgens! Two Disney stars in a row? Maybe Miley for March? The ex-Mousketeer hat trick is tempting.
Anyway, we're getting ahead of ourselves. Let's talk Vanessa. While the actual cover isn't out yet, Nylon just released some preview shots from her spread, and we are definitely feeling her styling. In one shot, she wears a pink bra with an Armani Exchange leather jacket and sheer Burberry Prorsum skirt. Are bras and leather jackets really becoming a thing? Katy Perry just wore the look in GQ, and if that's the trend for spring, I better stock up on publicly acceptable bras now.
Selena Gomez for 'Seventeen.'
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but Selena Gomez decided to take it one at a time in her newest Seventeen cover story. She wears a series of cropped T-shirts in the shoot, each bearing a different word of empowerment: dream, loyal, power, respect, and brave. We looove the head-to-toe styling of each look, featuring statement necklaces, printed skirts, and high-waisted lace shorts, but the talkative tops are definitely what stand out the most.
Lena Dunham practice for 'Vogue.'
So, you've landed your first Vogue cover. Who you gonna call? GHOSTBUSTERS! Wait, that's not right. If you're Lena Dunham, you call Hamish Bowles, the international editor-at-large for the magazine, of course. And what do you wear when Bowles arrives? Perhaps your white, collarless shirt from Fred Segal? After all, it IS your most capable-looking outfit. JK, scratch that, too. If you're Lena Dunham, you wear your silky white pajamas with piped black trim. Because it's about comfort, not capability. Save the stiff shirts for the actual shoot, amirite?
Katy Perry for 'GQ' magazine.
The text on Katy Perry's February GQ cover claims that she "goes pin-up" for the issue, which makes her the most modern pin-up model we've ever seen. Like, the spread kinda just looks like most of her other magazine spreads, because she is neither pulling classic poses, nor styled in the iconic Bettie Page way. Pin-up or not, she looks ah-may-zing.
In one shot, Katy shows off her squatting abilities by straddling a fire extinguisher. She's laughing, so it seems unlikely that a blaze is ravaging the set of her GQ photo shoot. As far as what she's wearing, KP matches her pink Cosabella bra to her Giuseppe Zanotti heels and her white Chloe blazer to her "skirt" from H&M. GQ calls it a skirt, but it looks like a pair of bejeweled, high-waisted hot pants with fringe to me. Psst, men at GQ, if there's a hole for each leg, the piece is no longer a skirt. Just a li'l women's fashion tip from me to you.
Lorde on the covering of 'Rolling Stone.'
Photo: Rolling Stone
In case you couldn't tell, this is Lorde on the cover of Rolling Stone. With Lorde's glorious mane covering five of the letters from the magazine's name, it could easily pass as "Roll One," which would be, like, a magazine about good bread or something, IDK. It's definitely Rolling Stone, though, because Lorde is very, very excited about it. She's given the announcement an all-caps tweet, so you know she's excited. She doesn't throw caps around frequently.
This isn't Lorde's first magazine cover, but it is the first of 2014 and also—hello—Rolling Stone is huge. The singer is, as usual, channeling "goth vibes" on the cover, with her dark plum lips and familiar all-black uniform.
Lena Dunham on the cover of 'Vogue.'
Look who landed her first Vogue cover: Lena Dunham! I specify her first cover because Vogue does so as well in the title of the article, which, I assume, means Anna Wintour & Co. are planning for more in the future. Looks like Anna's appearance at the Girls premiere last week wasn't just to show off her perfectly appropriate jacket.
The February cover features Lena looking more buttoned-up (literally) than we're used to seeing her in a red polka-dot shirt. She's pulling at her collar as if she's nervous, but, girl, we've all seen your show. You know, Girls? The show you created, write, produce, direct, and star in. Being photographed by Annie Leibovitz must be less nerve-wrecking than all that, right?
Lupita Nyong'o for 'Dazed & Confused.'
Photo: Dazed & Confused
If you don't know, now you know. We're barely into January and 12 Years a Slave actress Lupita Nyong'o is already being touted as the "It" Girl of 2014. The former Yale drama student has snagged a slew of covers in recent months, including DuJour and W (NBD), and now she's SLAYING it as the star of Dazed & Confused's SO apropos "Girls Rule the World" issue. Oh, and did we mention she's also one of the newest faces of Miu Miu? (Yeah, we did. But we're going to mention it again because it's a fashion moment worth repeating.)
Jennifer Lawrence on the cover of 'W.'
Photo: W magazine
At this point in our lives, we're all used to seeing Jennifer Lawrence and her pixie on red carpets and making other assorted appearances. What we hadn't seen—until now—was the super-short chop on the cover of a magazine. Her InStyle cover hit newsstands right after the big snip, but the photo was taken when she still had her long bob (lob). The Movie Issue of W magazine was just released and Jennifer's cover is one of several featuring stars who are set to dominate awards season, like Amy Adams and Lupita Nyong'o.
The cover, which was shot by Juergen Teller, is a far cry from her feathery W debut, where she channeled Black Swan. While that shoot was visibly staged, this one looks like Juergen just shouted, "JENNIFER!" and then snapped her with a disposable camera. I doubt any of those things actually happened, but that's what it looks like: a picture you take of an unsuspecting friend using actual film, because you're sooo retro.
Ariana Grande on the cover of 'Teen Vogue.'
Photo: Teen Vogue
The new year hasn't even started yet, but Ariana Grande already has two very different magazine covers under her belt. While her Cosmopolitan joint features Ariana in a black crop top and skirt, her Teen Vogue cover incorporates tons of light, airy pastels in pink, purple, green, and blue. It's no secret that Ariana loves a good headband, so accordingly, Teen Vogue embellished her signature half-up half-down 'do with a twisty gray band. (I know what I'm wearing on my next bad hair day. That thing covers the entire top of her head!)