Lauren Conrad on the cover of 'Allure' magazine.Photo: Allure
Lauren Conrad has always been a California girl. She's blonde and sun-kissed, sophisticated and casual. Oh, and duh, she was the star of Laguna Beach and The Hills. Although she's maintained her beachy personal brand, she certainly has come a long way since her Brody Jenner-pining days. LC is now an author, fashion designer, business owner, Instagram guru—you name it, she does it. And as of this month, she can now add "three-time Allure cover model" to her ever-growing resume.
Vogue blew everyone’s minds on Friday when they released their April
cover kover featuring Kanye West and Kim Kardashian #WorldsMostTalkedAboutCouple. Not only was it a triumphant moment for Kimye stans, it was also a major moment for Vogue. The April issue also marks the first time the magazine has used a hashtag on their cover. Fittingly, Kimye lived up to the hype of their label, err hashtag, eliciting a panoply of Tweets—some in support of the cover story and some not. We rounded up a few of the best responses below, from Seth Rogen and James Franco’s very necessary spoof to how Bey and Jay Z might have reacted.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian on the cover of 'Vogue.'
Well, well, well, looks like all of those lunch dates with Anna Wintour finally paid off because guess who just got her—err, their—first Vogue cover? KIMYE! In what will most likely be the most fascinating cover story of all year, Vogue profiled Kanye West and Kim Kardashian in anticipation of their upcoming, surely epic wedding. I mean, just look at the tagline: Their fashionable life and surreal times #WORLDSMOSTTALKEDABOUTCOUPLE. We can only guess what that entails. We have SO MANY questions. “Who is making Kim’s wedding dress/what will Kanye wear/what will North wear/how do you even top this proposal?” only scratches the surface.
Rita Ora on the cover of 'Paper.'
Photo: Paper Magazine
Rita Ora's brand new Paper Magazine cover (for their "Beautiful People Issue," because duh) might just have to get framed and put on my nightstand. In fact, the entire photo spread is pretty stellar, from lace dresses to a seriously epic Dolce & Gabbana crown. The interview with Rita's BFF Nick Grimshaw also showed off her fun and adorkable side, but the usually loquacious star was a little bit guarded on a few select topics. IDK about you, but I was personally left with some lingering questions that I need to bring to the table.
1. Wait. What is Naomi Campbell REALLY like??
Rita semi-jokes about being besties with Naomi Campbell, divulging that the supermodel served as her impromptu mentor during Milan Fashion Week. But after talking Naomi up, Rita tells Grimshaw, "She was being major, but you know what that's like. I'll talk to you about it later when we're not being recorded." Ummm...what?? C'mon Rita, we want all the Noxzema-wearing deets! But also, good for you for not being a gossip monger. (I guess. Sigh.)
Haim for 'Marie Claire.'
Photo: Marie Claire
I know Haim is strictly a trio, but that doesn't keep me from wishing I could sing back-up or play the tambourine for them. I think our lack of shared genes might be a problem, sadly, but a girl can dream. The band of talented sisters has us all hooked with their stream of infectious hits and even more infectious fashion sense. Their penchant for vintage-rock style shows up in everything from music videos (most recently in "If I Could Change Your Mind") to magazine spreads, and Haim's new fashion profile for Marie Claire is no exception. The trio's leather-and-lace persona is on full display, but we also get to see each member's individual style—a distinction that anyone with a sister can certainly appreciate.
Solange for 'Harper's Bazaar.'
Photos: Harper's Bazaar
Here we were thinking Solange just grabs whatever is in her closet and heads out the door (you know, ***Flawless style). But in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, she reveals there's actually a method to her covetably fearless bright dressing. Sol says, "You can pull images of me from seven to 14 years ago and I was absolutely nuts. I have always been drawn to interesting pieces and colors, but I didn't quite know how to limit myself and make those statement pieces work." Solange doesn’t exactly give away her magic in the pages of the feature, but she does hint that reorganizing her closet helped her "develop a style that felt like [her]."
Shaliene Woodley on the cover of 'Marie Claire.'
Photo: Marie Claire
There are still four more tortuous days until Divergent hits theaters, but we're becoming increasingly confident that Shailene Woodley is going to totally nail the role of Tris. The latest evidence comes in the form of her new Marie Claire interview, in which she talks openly and confidently about herself AND models some bold, hard-to-pull-off clothes. On the cover, Shailene wears Tommy Hilfiger pants and a swimsuit with cutouts and zippers, and honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if she decided to swim in the Olympics in this and then won. #sportyspice
Emma Watson on the cover of 'Elle.'
Photo: Elle Magazine
When you think of cowgirl-chic fashion, several celebrities probably come to mind immediately. Dolly Parton, obviously. Or maybe her goddaughter Miley Cyrus, especially with her recent MTV Unplugged wardrobe. But you prooobably don't think of Emma Watson...ever. The brainy British actress is more Shakespeare than Stagecoach, for sure. But she totally has us fooled on her new Elle cover, where she looks as comfortable in her Western-inspired outfits as any ranch hand we've ever seen (which, granted, isn't many, but go with us here). She IS still Emma Watson, though, so of course she mixes her signature poise and style with the subtle country feel of the shoot. She starts with a double denim exas tuxedo (designer-made, natch), and the inside photos feature even more down-home flair.
Lupita Nyong'o, Micaela Erlanger, and Michelle Dockery on the cover of 'The Hollywood Reporter.'
Photo: @pretareporter Instagram
By now, everyone knows that Lupita Nyong'o has great style. She is one of the most colorful dressers to ever walk the red carpet and judging by the impressive palette she’s pulled off so far, she can’t do any wrong. So it’s kind of a given that she’d be on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter’s 25 Top Stylists of 2014 issue, literally hugging the woman who helped propel her to the fashion darling that she is today, Micaela Erlanger, alongside fellow House of Erlanger disciple, Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery.
Lena Dunham's 'Glamour' cover.
Lena Dunham has been deep in photo shoots since the year began. First, she made her Vogue cover debut in February. Then she enlisted Shirley Kurata and Autumn de Wilde to capture the cover of her debut book, Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s “Learned.” And now, she’s landed the cover of Glamour’s April issue.