Ariana Grande for 'Complex' Magazine.
Photo: 'Complex' Magazine
When we think of Ariana Grande, the first thing that comes to mind (after her multi-octave, mini-Mariah voice, of course) is her super-girly, vintage style. She’s like a tiny ‘50s housewife, but with way longer hair and way higher heels. The squeaky-clean starlet has never met a floral, a-line dress she didn't like, which is why we ACTUALLY gasped out loud when we saw her new photos for Complex magazine. Grande channels gangster glam in the mag’s December issue and resembles a mob boss’ well-dressed wife or like, the deviant star of a film noir.
Selena Gomez on the cover of 'Teen Vogue.'
Photo: Teen Vogue
It's been three months since we've seen Selena Gomez grace the cover of a magazine—she has been a little busy with her Stars Dance tour, after all—but now she's back on stands for the December cover of Teen Vogue. Oh, and, NBD, it's her fourth cover for the mag. On #4, Selena sheds the elaborate hairstyles she's been sporting recently for an undone (yet chic) 'do. The slightly mussed look is totally appropriate though, seeing as how she's sitting in the back of a convertible. #windblown Sellie wears a pink-and-red heart print Gucci dress and sports nearly no makeup: looking this serene in the back of a topless car is rarely this easy for us regular folk.
Rita Ora for 'Liberation.'
Photo: @ritaora's Instagram
Rita Ora is the kind of woman who wears many, many hats (and we mean that both figuratively and literally). Figuratively, we've seen the British pop star moonlight as a model, a makeup designer and an all-around fashion fixture in the last few months alone. Literally, she also has an extensive, ever-growing collection of lux headgear. Like this rabbit-ear headband, for example. And this House of Holland metallic snap-back. And this ~very~ memorable, diamond-encrusted, antler-horned hat-mask hybrid, which we first spotted several weeks back—and now, has finally re-materialized on the cover of Libération.
Ariana Grande for 'Notion' Magazine.
Photo: 'Notion' Magazine
What’s cuter than Ariana Grande on any given day? Aside from like, a bathtub filled with puppies, not a whole lot. Actually, after seeing the new cover of Notion magazine, we take that back. Dressed in a textured, black-and-white bustier crop-top and flared black skirt, Grande gets the cartoon treatment with illustrated embellishments from emerging artist, Hattie Stewart. OK, so, correction: the only thing cuter than Ariana Grande on any given day is now Ariana Grande surrounded by doe-eyed cartoon faces. (Sorry, puppies.)
T-Boz and Chilli for 'V' Magazine.
Photo: V Magazine
TLC is B-A-C-K and TBH, they look like they haven't aged a day since the '90s. Earlier this month, we got to talk to Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas about costuming for their recently-released biopic, CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story, and they told us that the process was actually pretty easy—thanks to their ability to preserve original outfits from the golden days and the current resurgence of '90s style. V Magazine got to chat with the duo as well, and the mag gave us the exclusive on some choice quotes from their forthcoming interview with the R&B legends.
Lady Gaga on the cover of 'Glamour' Magazine's Women of the Year' issue.
Photo: Glamour/Patrick Demarchelier
Lady Gaga takes the gold on the cover of Glamour's "Women of the Year" issue. Gaga sports a toned-down version of the Botticelli Venus wig she's been wearing in the lead-up to ARTPOP, but rather than wearing white face makeup or a large merkin mask, she keeps it simple in a gold Gucci wrap-dress. Though in the interview she says she "feel[s] so much more comfortable with, like, a giant paper bag on [her] whole body and paint on [her] face," we're glad she skipped the theatrics for this gorgeous cover, which was shot by Patrick Demarchelier.
What’s old(-ish) is new again in the December issue of Cosmopolitan, which features Miley Cyrus in a few familiar-looking fashions. (BONUS: They’re all SFW! Safe to ~look at~, we mean.) Cyrus wears a jewel-encrusted sheer overlay dress on the cover that reminds us of a.) confetti (perhaps in celebration of her recent 2014 tour announcement?), and b.) the vintage Dolce & Gabbana 2-piece she wore to walk the red carpet at this year’s VMAs. Can someone pass us the hot glue gun? We’re feeling inspired.
Rihanna for British 'GQ.'
Photo: @badgalriri's Instagram
Trick or treat? JK, you don’t get to choose. You get both! You’re welcome. Actually, thank Rihanna, because she’s the one that’s appearing on two different magazine covers in December. And TBH, I think we could all learn something about time management from Rih—because seriously, how did she manage to squeeze in two different magazine covers (for different countries, no less) in between all of the touring, marketing, shopping, smoking, grinding, TV show producing and shark diving she's been doing these days? SHEW. *wipes brow* #impressed.
Demi Lovato for 'Glamour Mexico.'
Photo: 'Glamour Mexico'
For the November cover of Glamour Mexico, Demi Lovato sets her leather jackets aside and instead, opts for old Hollywood allure (which is all the rage right now, BTW). Wearing a mauve, ruffle-front keyhole gown, the "Let It Go" singer's classic look get accessorized with chunky, crystal-drop earrings, a single gold ring and matching scarlet nails and lips. AH-OO-GA! *cue cartoon-y eyes popping out from their sockets* Doesn't she look lovely? Demi's long locks are set with thick, glamorous blonde waves. Guess we still need to wait a little longer for her new blue hair to make its editorial debut.
Jennifer Lawrence on the cover of 'Elle' France.
Um, you guys, do you know what comes out in less than a month (officially as of yesterday)? CATCHING FIRE! Elle France snagged Katniss Everdeen herself, a.k.a. Jennifer Lawrence, and a wind machine (we plebes know it as a fan) for their October cover. Unlike J.Law's Vogue cover, where her shorter crop was on display, her hair here is Katniss-braid long, but it's blonde and not the deep chocolate color Katniss is known for. Her makeup is also very Katniss-esque, read: barely there. Like, she has some light rose lip color, and that's it. The lighting and focus on the cover is soft: Jennifer barely looks bothered by the wind that is tousling her hair a lot. Probz why she has that Oscar.
Fashion-wise, Jenn could be wearing a plain black t-shirt for all we know, though based on the inside spread, which, BTW, features Dior and only Dior, it seems pretty likely that something elaborate is going on out of frame.