Quick—everyone jump in the shower right now, because wet hair is IN. First Beyonce worked a saturated 'do for her Grammys performance. Then Harry Styles' hair was (mysteriously) soaked in One Direction's "Midnight Memories" video. The trend even appeared in Phillip Lim's show during New York Fashion Week. And NOW, Holland Roden is making us rethink hairdryers entirely in Line magazine's latest issue. The Teen Wolf star sports the wet hair look on the cover and in every single one of the inside photos, and honestly? We've never seen her look more unbelievably gorgeous.
Solange on the cover of 'Essence.'
Photo: Essence Magazine
Hair is officially the biggest accessory for spring, at least in the world of editorial spreads with our favorite female musicians. We kind of called this one after seeing Solange’s angled 'fro in a Harper’s Bazaar feature and V Magazine’s very hairy music issue covers—now Essence magazine has confirmed our inkling with their May 2014 issue dedicated to the topic of natural hair. Fittingly, the magazine tapped Solange, Erykah Badu, and Ledisi—ladies whose hair (and music and style) we’ve always admired—to be the alternate cover stars.
Predictably, they all nailed it. Solange and Badu wore toned-down makeup, all the better to show off their wild curls. In a behind-the-scenes video, we get a closer look at their outfits. For the shoot, Solange stuck with a pastel palette, wearing a reverse-racerback, white lace crop top and mint crocheted skirt on the cover and an ostrich-feather-covered strapless dress and a pink floral jacket inside the issue.
Rita Ora on the cover of the May issue of 'Elle' UK.
Photo: Elle UK
The topless trend is becoming so mainstream these days, it's a wonder designers even bother making shirts anymore. The latest "It" Girl to jump on the semi-nude bandwagon? Rita Ora on this month's cover of Elle UK. The British singer clearly doesn't need fancy clothes to look totally gorgeous, as she appears in nothing more than a pink Dior skirt and a Cartier bracelet. She is forced to share the spotlight with one other pretty gal, however—"Rosetta," her detailed ribcage tattoo.
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