Taylor Swift on the cover of 'Glamour.'
Photo: Glamour magazine
She may look like the sweet girl next door, but Taylor Swift's mischievous grin on the March issue of Glamour shows her sassier side. I mean, pairing that smile with the cover quote: "I would repeat all the same mistakes." The undertones are very #noregrets (dare we say #YOLO), BUT her wardrobe stays true to the twee T.Swift to which we're all accustomed. She wears a Rachel Comey dress with lace and ribbon details in the cover photo, and to soften things up a little, she traded her trademark red lipstick for a lighter shade of baby pink.
Photos: Vanity Fair/The Academy Awards
Does Vanity Fair know something we don't? Or did they just, like, happen to think, almost exactly one month before the Academy Awards, that a long, slinky gold dress was the perfect choice for our new favorite "It" Girl, Lupita Nyong'o? To be fair, we've yet to see something that doesn't look good on Nyong'o, but this dress is kind of suspiciously foreshadowing, considering the season (awards, not winter).
Yesterday, VF released a sneak peek (and by "sneak peek," it appears they mean the entire three-page pull-out) of their 20th annual Hollywood Issue cover, which was shot by famed photog Annie Leibovitz and "celebrates a year of spectacular film with a group of distinguished actors." Despite the fact that Lupita didn't make the front fold, we certainly think she's the center of attention.
Miley Cyrus for 'W.'
Photo: 'W' Magazine/Foam finger: Amazon
No, the headline isn't wrong. This is a picture of Miley Cyrus, not Lady Gaga. Can you believe it? We barely can, TBH. After Miley's W cover leaked last week, we knew the full story and spread would likely be out soon. What we didn't realize was just how soon. A mere three days after the leak, the spread has arrived in full. Obviously, we need to discuss it.
While the piece, penned by Ronan Farrow, is titled "Miley Cyrus Laid Bare," Miley does little laying and is not entirely bare in the spread shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. The bleached brows and longer bob she has on the cover remains throughout the spread, but instead of using only a pillow, she (partially) covers up with clothing, like a fully unbuttoned Balmain leather jumpsuit.
Miley Cyrus is ready for the world to see her 'W' magazine cover.
Photo: Getty Images
"Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. Whoa." That's how we might've have reacted to Miley Cyrus' latest move. No, not her gingham onesie from Miley Cyrus: Unplugged. We're talking about her semi-naked cover for W, which just leaked, where all that’s between her and the camera is a pillow and about five pounds worth of silver bracelets and rings. But, in reality, we’re kind of more like "ooooh." Maybe we’re one too many twerking episodes past being shocked by anything Miley does nowadays. Between her infamous Terry Richardson shoot (yes, the one where she showed off the front-thong to Rihanna's denim thong) and her "Adore You" video, which got her banned from French daytime TV, we have seen a lot of Miley's skin. But, also, on the Miley spectrum, this is pretty tasteful shot.
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.