Remember back in May when 14-year-old Julia Bluhm started a petition asking Seventeen magazine to "commit to printing one unaltered -- real -- photo spread per month?" Well, that petition ended up more than 85,000 signatures strong, and now, Seventeen has committed to making a real change. In the magazine's August issue, Seventeen's editor-in-chief, Ann Shoket, revealed the publication's 'Body Peace Treaty' in which she commits to showing real girls. The petition also promises to keep readers included in what goes on behind the scenes on photo shoots, and to "Never change girls' body or face shapes," it then adds "Never have, never will" in parentheses. Seventeen is also vowing to remain accessible to readers, with Shoket encouraging girls to write to a general email address or directly to her "if something in the magazine confuses [them] or makes [them] feel bad." Way to go Seventeen!
Emma Stone on the cover of British "Vogue."
Photo: Courtesy of British "Vogue"
Just when we thought Emma Stone's reign over the summer magazine cover game was tapering off, along came August and the month's installment of British Vogue. The Amazing Spider-Man leading lady has graced the cover of more than four magazines in the last month, from Vogue to New York Magazine to Italian Glamour. Apparently, just because the Fourth of July is now under our belts, Emma doesn't have any plans to relinquish her title as Summer Cover Queen™ any time soon.
Katy Perry clowning around at the London premiere of her new concert documentary.
Photo: Getty Images
With voluminous purple curls, teased out into a 'do perhaps more appropriate for the disco era, Katy Perry poses in a slinky red dress between a line of uniformed service men, and in a glitter covered hat a la Uncle Sam on the cover of the upcoming issue of Parade magazine. It's no real surprise that Perry would go old glory for her cover shoot, what with the release of Katy Perry: Part of Me (WHICH IS OUT TODAY EVERYONE SEE IT YOUR LIVES WILL BE FOREVER ALTERED), her performance on last night's Macy's Fourth of July fireworks, and her generally red, white, and blue steeze as of late. While we kiiiind of want to see more of the edgy Katy that we saw in her Vogue Italia shoot, we're relieved that glitter-saturated, whimsical Katy is still alive and well.
Kelly Clarkson on the August 2012 issue of 'Lucky' magazine.
Photo: Courtesy of 'Lucky'
We could NOT have been happier when we discovered Lucky magazine was coming out with its first-ever music issue this August (I mean, fashion + music = haiiiii), but when we realized Kelly Clarkson was the cover girl, our minds basically exploded. No one truly encompasses that all-American look like Kelly does, so of course she went for a jeans and T-shirt ensemble for her cover debut. She wore a coated tweed Rachel Comey coral jacket with a burgundy scoop neck Michael Stars top, a brown Lucky belt, Diesel jeans and tons of beaded jewelry.This is an outfit Kelly would TOTALLY wear IRL, and we love that! She even said in her Lucky interview, "In Texas, we practically come out of the womb in jeans." Now THAT'S commitment. #denimdiapers
We're getting hungry just looking at it.
Photo: Twelvhttp://twelvmag.com/media/newsletters/gummybeardress.html Magazine
While edible clothing is typically reserved for gag gifts and Lady Gaga, we'll always pounce on a good perishable frock. Although the meat dress will forever be the end all be all of food fashion, we literally gasped when we saw this Alexander McQueen-inspired gown, wait for it, made entirely out of gummy bears. We also, of course, thought of Katy Perry, who rocked the sweet treats on her knuckles, wearing the ROMEiNGPANDA 3 Finger Multi-Colored Ring while performing awhile back, and who would look right at home in this flowing, rainbow creation. While we usually get caught up in the practicalities of things like this, asking such questions as, didn't Gaga's meat dress smell weird and what happens to the gummy bears if it rains, we were distracted in this case, by the fact that it took 50,000 bears to build the dress, which designers Hissa Igarashi and Sayuri Marakumi created just for the inaugural print issue of Twelv Magazine.
Victoria Justice for V Magazine.
Photo: Courtesy of V Magazine
There are many people we really truly love here at MTV Style. One is Victorious star Victoria Justice who we're having a great time watching grow up into a full-fledged fashionista right before our eyes. Another is the positively RADIANT Drew Barrymore, mastermind director behind the Best Coast "Our Deal" supervideo. You can imagine, then, our unbridled SMILE ATTACK upon first glance of this Drew-shot feature of Justice in the latest issue of V Magazine.
Katy Perry in Vogue Italia.
Photo: Vogue Italia/Francesco Carrozzini
Now this is unexpected. But then, to presume that you know anything about what Katy Perry is capable of is foolish, as the record-shattering, boundary pushing singer has proven again and again. When Perry's spread from the July 2012 issue of Vogue Italia was released last night, however, we have to admit that we had to rub our eyes, look away, and squint a little to make sure we weren't seeing things. In the spread, Perry is styled has a kind of futuristic mod, with architectural lines and stark blacks and pale pinks against an austere mint green backdrop. With a sharp blonde, then pink, bob, which is reminiscent of the style we saw Lady Gaga sporting when she arrived in Brisbane recently, this is unlike the bubbly, pretty Katy Perry we've grown accustomed to-and we're into it. While Perry still looks absolutely gorge, the intergalactic look is undeniably shocking. The most gasp-inducing photo is by far the image above, which shows Perry, open-mouthed against a wall wearing a neck encasing, possibly leather collar dripping with jewels, and some of the most impressive eyeliner we have ever seen. A thick-lined cat eye, what we're used to seeing from Perry, made extreme by a second set of thick, flawless lines above and below the lids. There's even an extra set of lashes on the bottom, if you can believe it. We're totally going to figure out an appropriate occasion to rock her makeup look, you better believe it. Paired with the palest of pink lips (think semi-lifeless) and that white hot hairstyle, the look is about as far from bubblegum as you can get.
Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield in the August issue of 'Teen Vogue.'
Photo: Courtesy of 'Teen Vogue'
Dawwww! We can't stop smiling ever since we laid eyes on the August 2012 issue of Teen Vogue because the cutest couple of the year, Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield, flash their fashion-y selves all over the pages of the mag. This isn't the first summer cover for The Amazing Spider-Man stars—just last week Andrew was unveiled on the Nylon Guys cover and Emma made her glorious debut on Vogue's July issue. (Also, remember back in May when we deemed this the "summer of Andrew Garfield?" Well, so far our theory is still going EXTREMELY strong, and it's only June!) For their Teen Vogue spread, the 'dorbs couple exuded utter cuteness looking their Sunday best in matching black hats. Emma wears an orange Mulberry dress, black lace Calvin Klein socks, and white Acne boots, while Andrew sports a midnight blue Carven jacket, shirt and pants ensemble.
Channing Tatum on the cover of British "GQ Style."
Photo: Courtesy of British GQ Style
Oh, hello, Channing Tatum! How resourceful of you to find the only sunroof in New York that looks (by some bizarro M.C. Escher mind-maneuver that somehow puts you below it and looking up?) square in the middle of my desk area. You know how I love when you pensively watch me go about my afternoon activities through a glossy veneer and... cover lines? *aggressively shakes head, also jowls* Oh, right, nevermind.
As is typical upon first glance at Channing Tatum, the title character of the HOTTLY (yes, with two Ts) anticipated Magic Mike, we've been locked into his superhuman-strength bedroomy gaze, and we ALMOST forgot this was just a magazine cover. Channing is British GQ Style's latest cover boy, and while his upcoming film may have him portraying a present-day male stripper (plus, shirtless Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, and Matthew McConaughey *rolls tongue back into skull carpet-style*), this cover spread is a little more Pleasantville than Chippendales.
Azealia Banks for "Paper" magazine.
Photo: Courtesy of Paper Magazine
How many times can we reiterate just how much we capital L, LUHHHH Azealia Banks? Answer: not enough. As long as this girl keeps making cheeky music videos like "Liquorice" and "212" and looking fierce in magazine spreads like this here cover spread courtesy of Paper Magazine, we will forever glorify AZ from the highest hilltops this side of the Mississippi. Banks fronts the glossy's summer Music Issue in a graphic Alexander Wang tee, dip dye shorts and a mirrored hat both by Joyrich, GAW-GEOUS black Pedro Garcia platform wedges, and a gold Mickey Mouse head bag by Todd Pearce for Love Bailey that winks back at both her debut music video AND Paper's own Mickey Boardman.