Could this look more like a Mariah Carey album cover?
Photo: Galore Magazine
Shay Mitchell is on the cover of Galore magazine's Bombshell Issue and with good reason. The Pretty Little Liars star is giving us major Lolita vibes in the Jacob Dekat shoot. The shoot features Mitchell in a mixture of pointedly girl-next-door looks (in particular a striped COURREGES vintage shirt from Ludwig Boutique and shorts from Mango), that contrast nicely with the more risqué, bright-red cutout bikini and stacked platform heels that she sports for the other half of the shoot.
They say great minds think alike, but it appears great minds dress alike, too. Three of the magazines that always have a spot on our nightstands—Elle, Vogue, and Vanity Fair—(unknowingly?) called in the exact same Christian Dior dress from the Fall 2014 collection for their cover shoots, which means two things: (1) lace-up detailing is going to be huge this season and (2) someone's PR team may have messed up (or is brillz because hi, here we are talking about it).
Beyonce on the cover of 'T.'
Photo: T magazine
One thing 2014 has been lacking is Beyonce magazine covers. Save for her Out magazine cover, Bey has kept an especially low profile in the press since she released her self-titled opus last December. Lucky for us, that just changed: T, The New York Times style magazine, tapped the elusive Queen B for their new issue and, like the song goes, she’s looking flawless as ever.
Bey is killing it on the fashion front with her black Louis Vuitton dress and splashy jewel bib necklace. Though her hair is longer, it seems to be just as wet as it is in the "Drunk in Love" video—let's all agree to have wet hair all summer, K?
Rita Ora for 'Nylon.'
Photo: @ritaora Instagram
If Hollywood ever decides to make a Spice Girls biopic (although it would be impossible to top the sheer perfection of 1997's Spice World), I would strongly suggest they consider Rita Ora for the role of Sporty Spice. I mean, she's already a British pop star. AND her athletic fashion sense is totally on point—most recently in the June 2014 issue of Nylon.
Rita gave us some sneak peeks of the glossy spread on her Instagram, because she's very thoughtful. (Ty, bb!) Although she only revealed a few looks, the main attraction is definitely the sneakers + varsity jacket ensemble from her forthcoming Adidas Originals collection. We're guessing (OK, hoping) these pieces are part of the August 21 delivery. The sneakers are your classic three-stripe Adidas kicks, while the jacket is a badass varsity number with leather sleeves and an RO badge. (We assume the RO stands for Rita Ora, but here are some other likely possibilities: Russian Orthodox, Reverse Osmosis, Radio Occultation, or Right On!)
Elle Magazine in 1996.
Photo: Wayback Machine
We were feeling particularly nostalgic this #ThrowbackThursday, so we decided to bust out the ol' Wayback Machine (you know, that amazing internet archiving site) to revisit some of our favorite online mags from the '90s, and, man, we were so blown away by all the goodness we uncovered that we just had to share some gems with y'all. Sit back, and get ready for some cringe-worthy homepages, dudes.
Lana Del Rey and her selfie on the cover of 'Intro.'
Photo: Intro Magazine
Considering #selfie was last year’s word of the year for Oxford Dictionary and every Instagram user on the planet, we’re not surprised to see that a magazine published an editorial spread consisting solely of smartphone portraits taken by its subject. But the fact that Lana Del Rey stars in that spread is not something we would have guessed. Over her three-year meteoric rise as Lana Del Rey, Lizzy Grant has positioned herself as the queen of all things vintage Americana. So, it’s pretty unexpected to see her through the lens of something as current as a selfie rather than a handheld grainy retro camera like the one used to shoot her “National Anthem” video. But the change of scenery—er, filter?—is suiting her well.
Haim are no strangers to magazine covers, but they just landed the cover of Nylon's annual music issue, which is a BFD. For their first Nylon cover, the trio brought their long locks, strong brows, and best stares. I know my last name isn't Haim and I can't play any instruments, but, um, can I join the band? Or will they at least teach me to get glossy hair?
Katy Perry on her 'V' magazine cover.
Photo: @katyperry Instagram
Normally, the Monday before a long weekend is, like, the worst. The weekend is very far and it feels like each day is 400 hours long. Today, a Monday before a long weekend (the first of the summer, WHATUP!), is a different story thanks to Katy Perry, Madonna, and V magazine. Katy and Madonna cover V's Summer 2014 issue, dressed in matching black skirts and jackets.
While neither is fully featured on the other's cover, their legs and a whip (I think?) are. Katy wears a full leather outfit, decorated with safety pins. Her hair is green, though only on the bottom—as an expert in Katy's wig collection, I can confidently say this is a wig. Katy loves green wigs these days.
Shailene Woodley for 'InStyle.'
Photo: InStyle magazine
Shailene Woodley looks like your slightly-above-average girl next door on the cover of InStyle's June 2014 issue—flouncy floral dress, cute orange nail polish, etc. But once you open the magazine and peep the inside spread, things get a little more free-spirited and wild (much like Shailene herself!). Miss Woodley ditches her mainstream springtime look for a bolder wardrobe and—wait for it—a soaking wet mullet.
Elle Fanning on the cover of 'Fashion.'
Photo: Fashion Magazine
With Maleficent hitting theaters in just a few weeks, Elle Fanning is about to be LITERALLY EVERYWHERE. But we couldn't possibly be more thrilled about it, because not only is Elle poised and smart and knows how to wear Rodarte, but she might actually be a Disney princess IRL.
There's no question as to why she was cast as Sleeping Beauty. Between her fair skin and gorgeous white-blonde hair that looks like it was spun by a fairy godmother, we'd believe you if you told us she was half human girl, half Walt Disney-drawn heroine. And she's never looked more like she just stepped off the screen of an animated movie than on her new cover of Fashion magazine. Wearing a flower-festooned pink dress that was made by Claes Iversen and, undoubtedly, magic, she basically looks like Aurora personified.