Jennifer Lawrence on the cover of 'Elle' France.
Um, you guys, do you know what comes out in less than a month (officially as of yesterday)? CATCHING FIRE! Elle France snagged Katniss Everdeen herself, a.k.a. Jennifer Lawrence, and a wind machine (we plebes know it as a fan) for their October cover. Unlike J.Law's Vogue cover, where her shorter crop was on display, her hair here is Katniss-braid long, but it's blonde and not the deep chocolate color Katniss is known for. Her makeup is also very Katniss-esque, read: barely there. Like, she has some light rose lip color, and that's it. The lighting and focus on the cover is soft: Jennifer barely looks bothered by the wind that is tousling her hair a lot. Probz why she has that Oscar.
Fashion-wise, Jenn could be wearing a plain black t-shirt for all we know, though based on the inside spread, which, BTW, features Dior and only Dior, it seems pretty likely that something elaborate is going on out of frame.
Lana Del Rey on the cover of the November issue of 'NYLON.'
After hearing nary a peep about Lana Del Rey for months, she's popped back into our lives big time in the past few days. First, of course, was her role in the Kimye engagement: Kanye hired a 50-piece orchestra to play her song, "Young and Beautiful" as the soundtrack to the proposal. Then, she crops up on NYLON's November cover with insanely shiny, deep auburn hair (it's not that far of a cry from her dark brown hair the last time we saw her, on the Tropico poster, but it's noticeably lighter). Where ya been, LDR? It doesn't really matter, TBH, we're just happy to have you back.
On the cover, Lana wears a Calvin Klein denim shirt, a black bustier from Nasty Gal, and a DKNY skirt. She may be laying low, but she can still bring it when it comes to magazine covers: she has, after all, had ample experience. Gone is her signature cat eye; in its place a some subtle pink eyeliner and mascara.
Katy Perry in the November issue of 'W.'
Photo: via 'W'
Va-va-VOOM! With Prism hot off the record presses, Katy Cats are getting a double-dose of their fearless queen today with a new series of photos from W magazine. Actually, seeing as how they snapped dual Katy Perry covers for the Special Edition “Global Style” issue, we’re really getting a ~triple~ dose of the provocative pop singer. Perry channels old-school screen-siren glamour on one cover, wearing a perforated white Chanel dress and Harry Winston diamond block earrings with a small stud diamond necklace (also by Winston). Oh, and her makeup? All COVERGIRL products for the brand's newest face, ‘natch. (Though, on the second cover, she wears Michael Kors and Revlon.)
Jay Z for 'Vanity Fair.'
Photo: Mario Testino/'Vanity Fair'
For the November issue of Vanity Fair, Jay Z be on his suit and tie s***, tie s***, tie. The man loves him a good dinner jacket and gets all pressed up in black and white on his first cover for the mag. The feature gives readers a rare glimpse into the life of a modern day mogul, who currently has a hand in pretty much everything. (But seriously.) Aside from his involvement with music, movies, video games, a theater, a nightclub and a sports team (*wipes sweat off brow*), Jay’s fallen hard for fashion. But, contrary to what one might assume, it’s not all about the Benjamins anymore—it’s about making improvements in the industry, he says.
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.