Demi Lovato on the cover of "Cosmopolitan" magazine's August 2013 issue.
There's one very good reason for Cosmopolitan to give Demi Lovato her second summer cover for the magazine in a row: she's a smoke show! In case you need a reminder, D fronted the glossy back in July of last year in a canary yellow scuba mini with long flowing brunette waves. This year, Cosmo's summer girl is the face of August in curve-hugging tangerine with a cerulean bra on display, a smoldering expression, and a windblown blonde mane. A few chunky silver accessories finish off Demi's cover look, but there's even more summer-ready Cosmo steez on the inside pages!
One Direction and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley on the cover of 'Glamour' magazine.
Because a movie trailer full of rampant half-nudity isn't enough One Direction for one week, Glamour has just revealed that everyone's favorite Brit-Irish boy band is gracing the cover of their August music issue. Not only that, they're joined on the glossy front by drop-dead model-actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. As expected, the dudes' hair game is on lock. Harry, Louis, Liam, Niall, and Zayn all expertly toe the line between effortless bedhead and exceptional grooming while their mugs (which BTW are sporting some of the most endearingly dopey fanboy smiles we've ever seen) circle Rosie obliging head like some kind of magical dream ladyteen Christmas wreath.
Emma Watson covers the August issue of 'Teen Vogue.'
Photo: Boo George/Teen Vogue
Thanks to a little movie called The Bling Ring (maybe you've heard of it?), it's been one VERY busy summer for Emma Watson. Besides, ya know, acting in the Sofia Coppola film itself, the British star has also embarked on a worldwide press tour, picked up a golden popcorn for her "Trailblazing" career, AND put our airport style games to shame... all before you can say, "Wanna rob?" Within the past couple of months the 23-year-old has also racked up more magazine covers than we can keep track of—and now she's adding yet another! Emma fronts the August issue of Teen Vogue, the fourth time she's landed the honor. Looking completely fresh-faced (with freckles!), Emma's repping a different side than we're used to seeing on covers. Out of character and dressed in clothes she'd probably wear IRL, her look is totally back-to-school-cool with an edgy twist.
We need to get something off our chest, y'all—we're jealous of Jared Leto. The 30 Seconds to Mars frontman has sported everything from spiky mullets to mesh tank tops to bare brows and STILL always manages to look amazing. At this point, it's just become straight-up unfair, but today, he dropped the mega bomb. He posted an Instagram pic featuring his gorge face on the cover Candy magazine's summer 2013 issue—completely in drag. The cover, shot by Terry Richardson, features Mr. Leto KILLING. IT. in a cotton candy pink bob with blunt bangs, out-of-this-world lashes, and shiny, crimson lips. LAWDY, we can barely handle this. #WERK
Ariana Grande on the August 'Seventeen' cover.
Photo: Ben Watts/Seventeen
We can't help but love Ariana Grande. The singer/actress/almost birthday girl (she turns 20 tomorrow!) has been dishin' out the style tips for as long as we can remember—and with good reason! She's managed to carve out a particular playful girly-girl-meets-tomboy aesthetic that's we're obsessed with. Case and point: her latest cover and spread with Seventeen magazine! The August cover girl TOTALLY schools us on how to feminize even the most sporty duds (see: baseball caps and track jackets), and we cannot get enough. On the cover, Ariana wears a summery orange graphic print crop top with a green sequin skirt, DC hat and a denim jacket tied around the waist. For her makeup, she sports a touch of liner around her lids, light pink lip gloss, and her signature GORGEOUS brown ringlets.
Katy Perry on the cover of Vogue's July issue.
Holy moly, what a morning of firsts for Katy Perry and her Katy cats (her fans, not these cats)! Those, like us, with eyeballs squarely locked on her Twitter feed know will know that KP launched her brand spankin' new Instagram account this morning. And what special snap did she use to kick it off? A teaser for her VERY FIRST VOGUE COVER! *hyperventilates trying to imprint the historical moment forever* That's right, ladies and germs. Our girl Katy is officially a Vogue cover girl.
Lauren Conrad on the July issue of 'Marie Claire.'
Photo: Regan Cameron/Marie Claire
We can't stop talking about Lauren Conrad! Between her debut bedding collection with Kohl's, summer LC Lauren Conrad clothing line, and new Infamous book, the ex-Hillsie has certainly been keeping us atwitter. Today, we were hit with even more LC amazingness thanks to Marie Claire. She graces their July issue in a edgy new look, which features bold beachside ensembles, sultry smoky eyes and, most notably, BANGS. She showed off her fresh Brigitte Bardot-inspired fringe only a couple weeks ago, so we are mega shocked (and psyched!) to see her sporting them on the cover. And, not to be totally weird, but LC looks hot in this issue. On the cover, she sported a sizzling yellow Emanuel Ungaro bandage dress with black and white polka dots, stacked Pomellato bracelets and her signature blonde strands.
Shay Mitchell on the cover of July's 'ELLE' Canada.
Photo: 'ELLE' Canada
We've got some reallyyyy important news—well, to us, anyway—to discuss this morning, and it involves Pretty Little Liars' very own Shay Mitchell. Sure, we already know the Ontario-born actress is gorgeous. But still! Just LOOK at her brand-new, hot-off-the-presses ELLE Canada cover above and tell us you're not blown away. She absolutely nails that coveted beachy bombshell look, dressed in a colorful criss-cross Peter Pilotto number (the same one Selena Gomez rocked in InStyle!), and sporting mussed-up waves, bold brows, and an orange-red lip. Summer beauty inspiration, anyone?!
Just in case her breakout role as a cheerleader in The Blind Side and all-but-guaranteed star turn in this summer's sci-fi blockbuster The Mortal Instruments aren't enough to convince you of Lily Collins' incredible versatility, her Glamour cameo will DEFINITELY do the trick! The actress is the magazine's July cover girl, and she's going way girly in a printed Dior bustier and skirt. Holding two different pink heels and working a high ponytail, this ultra-feminine look is a far cry from her committed Met Gala goth ensemble just a few weeks ago, that's for sure. And not surprisingly, Lily pulls 'em both off perfectly. This isn't the first time the 24-year-old has showed off her fashion stuff for Glamour, either—she made her first appearance almost a year ago—but it's a testament to her major star power (and style!) that this time, she's nabbed some PRIME glossy real estate.
Sky Ferreira for 'ASOS' magazine.
Photo: Jason Lee Parry/Courtesy of ASOS
Whether she's shunning LBDs for oversized Tupac T-shirts or chopping off her trademark long hair with a knife, Sky Ferreira is all about pushing the fashion boundaries these days... and obviously, we love her for it. ASOS clearly gets the memo, too, since it's nabbed the "Everything Is Embarrassing" singer as its brand new cover girl! Sky fronts the July issue of the U.K. retailer's monthly magazine, giving some serious 'tude and wearing one of her fave designers, THE one and only Mr. Jeremy Scott. Straddling two seats on a school bus, hands to the ceiling (which, as you know, is a major safety no-no), Sky's badass pose really speaks for itself. But when you throw in her "so what?" expression and top it off with Scott's oversized sweater that reads "Adults suck then you are one," well, consider this rebel yell coming through loud and clear.