To say that Rihanna is the master of Instagram selfies is nothing new. I mean, her feed is littered with perfectly-lit self portraits, and in the February/March issue of Complex magazine, she totally owns up to it. "It's narcissistic, but whatever—everyone does it. I’m capturing personality... Everybody has their thing they like or don't like to see. It’s all in your head. That's why people take their own pictures, because it’s difficult for someone else to capture what you seek." Complex took this theme and really (really!) ran with it for their latest issue—they released not one, not two, but SEVEN COVERS with Rihanna sporting a completely different outfit in each. They also let RiRi have her own way with a Polaroid and published some seriously revealing selfies, which, um, are sorta NSFW. All looks were outfitted by stylist Mel Ottenberg and photographed by Zoe McConnell, and in one of our favorite cover shots (above), Rihanna wore camo print bra top, Chanel suspenders, oversized black trousers, large Chanel hoop earrings, and a bow-tied bandana.
Beyonce for "GQ" magazine.
Photo: Terry Richardson/GQ
Talk about a week of surprises! We thought the GQ editors were going to hold off on releasing Beyonce's full February 2013 interview and photo shoot until next week after an unfortunate leak caused them to push Bey's jaw-dropping cover last yesterday afternoon. BUT lo and behold BeyHive, here it all is in all its underwear-clad, Terry Richardson-shot, booty-tooching, cut-off cotton tee glory, ready for widespread Internet consumption!
Beyonce on the cover of "GQ" magazine.
Photo: Courtesy of GQ
This post is intended to be about how it feels to finally set eyes on Beyonce's official GQ magazine cover, but if I could just leave the body of this thing an incomprehensible string of letters and numbers and punctuation marks, believe me, I would. Because, for me, MTV Style's resident BeyHive STAN, that's exactly how this moment feels. Not to blow a cover reveal totally and completely out of proportion (though that's essentially what I'm doing), but it's just hard to accurately explain how it feels to be taunted with the leaked visage of your favorite artist on the cover of a new magazine issue (her first in what feels like forever) and not know whether it's real or not.
Emma Stone on the cover of Glamour UK February 2013 and Glamour US May 2011.
Photo: Glamour UK/Glamour
I think it's pretty safe to say that Emma Stone is one of the most universally loved young actresses in the game right now. She's beautiful, talented, sartorially adventurous, and hilariously adorably down-to-earth. With a volatile combination like that, it's no wonder the magazines of the world are all clamoring to feature her in their pages and on their covers, and in turn, people are nabbing up issues fronted by the Gangster Squad star left and right. Miss Stone has racked up another international glossy cover for her CV this month with Glamour UK featuring her as their February 2013 cover girl. Thing thing is, though, being avid watchers of her every move, we totally recognize this cover shot, and it's from — wait for it — almost two years ago.
AnnaSophia Robb for "Teen Vogue."
Photo: Teen Vogue
The Carrie Diaries doesn't premiere until January 14, but AnnaSophia Robb is already being forecast as one of fashion's next major "It" girls. She hits a kind of style star jackpot by undertaking the role of a young Carrie Bradshaw in a world that's not only post-Sex And The City but post-Gossip Girl, so it comes as no surprise that she's already starting to rack up magazine features. Robb illustrates, though, in this Teen Vogue cover spread that she's absolutely worth the hype, knocking the '60s mod steez just as far out of the park as her '80s Carrie togs.
HAI INTERNET! *waves* Whew, it feels like we've been apart forever (OK, it's been, like, a week), but I'm really excited to kick off 2013 with a blog post featuring one of my most favorite peeps of all time, Ms. Lana Del Rey. And, no, this is not just another celeb spotting of the singer sporting her signature retro waves and a short white frock, this is Lana gracing the cover of Rolling Stone Mexico wearing nothing but--wait for it--long johns. You read that right, people. Long. Johns. She wore a cropped, ribbed white sweater with silver trimmed long underwear, gold hoops, a watch, and, well, not much else. She kept her beauty game super soft and simple with center-parted locks, a killer cat eye and nude lips. She finished the entire look with an aerobic-inspired pose and a super wide smile. Get it, girl.
Lena Dunham poses for 'V' Magazine shot by Terry Richardson.
Photo: 'V' Magazine/Terry Richardson
From the explosive debut season of Girls to rocking a Miley Cyrus-inspired pixie cut and landing a mega money book proposal, it's safe to say Lena Dunham had a fabulous 2012, and this new year looks to be no different. On only this second day in January, we've discovered the writer/director/actress's photo shoot with Terry Richardson for the upcoming issue of V Magazine, which hits newsstands January 10 (just THREE days before the Girls Season 2 premiere for those of you who are counting down — and you should be).
Aptly named Time Magazine's coolest person of the year, Dunham takes the director's chair wearing a black Calvin Klein bodysuit and Manolo Blahnik pumps. Although there was a bit of controversy when Dunham appeared at an L.A. event wearing a turquoise top and what appeared to be a blatant lack of pants, we do not object to the leggy abstentia here. Throughout the photos, Dunham rocks the slinky one-piece, accentuating her gams and accessorizing with a cherry red Michael Kors coat and a mouthful of toothpaste.
Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls cover Vogue.
Photo: Vogue UK/Vogue Australia
In 2012, House of Style co-hosts Joan Smalls and Karlie Kloss became bonafide mainstays on the pages of the fashion’s heaviest-hitting publications. Karlie and Joan are individual powerhouses, but this year they really became a gruesome twosome. We'd like to think that House of Style solidified their BFFL status, but other iconic moments together included storming the runway at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show and landing individual covers for W Magazine's July issue. With a glowing (and growing) CV, it comes as no surprise that BOTH Karlie and Joan ranked among Vogue's top 10 featured models for 2012.
It's no secret that 2NE1 and Jeremy Scott are total besties (he designed their first world tour outfits, after all) so whenever the K-pop group and badass designer get together, we KNOW it's gonna be good. See: The latest issue of Hong Kong mag Ketchup. Umm, haiii! 2NE1's own CL graced the cover (alone!) decked out in Jer's latest duds, and we CANNOT get enough of all that gold. Jeremy tweeted that CL is sporting his gold flourish silk bomber jacket, scarf print dress and flourish Jeremy Scott x Linda Farrow shades. Also, PUH-LEASE notice the dangling pearl tear drops on those bad boys. *claps* Her beauty game is equally out of control—she wears a shiny, fire engine red lip, a platinum blonde high bun, and a killer talon ring. For her jewelry, she amped up the gold even MORE with a thick medallion chain and matching earrings.
Ashley Smith shot by Ellen von Unwerth.
There's a new mag on the fashion-y block and it's like nothing you've ever seen before. Meet Galore magazine, sizzling up many a fancy mag stand RIGHT NOW, with the voluptuous model Ashley Smith (whose ressy includes Alexander Wang's SS/11 T line and Diesel's SS12 Mert and Marcus campaign) as its cover girl. Oh, and shot by the iconic Ellen. von. Unwerth. *Chokes on coffee, dies* FYI: Ellen, who is responsible for shooting the biggest starlets in the world and transforming them into sex kittens/flapper girls/bondage vixens et al, is also responsible for making my face leak in fandom with Britney aka Godney's latest “Fantasy Twist” campaign and video. So thanks for that, girl. The magazine is the brainchild behind Lovecat fanzine founders/crazily creative duo/my best grunge-y dressed homies, Prince Chenoa and Jacob Dekat. They, along with Ellen and Ashley, hosted the Galore invite-only launch/hangover-inducing bash over the weekend with glam guests in attendance including The Blonds (Phillipe's bleached mermaid locks = heaven), Natalia Kills (ROCKING VINTAGE CHANEL BLING), and the gorgeous Andrej Pejic (marry me, now). The bash also acted as the video premiere for Ellen's salacious "Ride It", starring Ms. Ashley Smith and shot in conjunction with the sexy Galore spread. Spoiler Alert: The potentially NSFW video involves tatted male models in pony masks whilst being seduced by a cowboy hat/corset-wearing Smith. You can watch it here. You're welcome. If you for some unknown reason blink, you may or may not think you're watching a young Anna Nicole Smith being amazing. Oh, did we also mention we have an exclusive chit-chat with the boyz, Prince Chenoa and Jacob Dekat, and ELLEN VON UNWERTH after the jump?! #ChristmasCameEarly