Karlie Kloss and Daft Punk for "Vogue" magazine.
Photo: Vogue/Craig McDean
Remember when one of our House of Style sweethearts, the lovely, always-smiley Karlie Kloss, was spotted traipsing around Midtown Manhattan with Daft Punk? On top of it just being an eye-bugging collision of greats, there was heated speculation as to whether Miss Kloss might be featured in a new music video from the world's favorite French robots. Welp, turn out, the shoot was actually for a massive editorial spread starring Daft Punk and Karlie in the August issue of Vogue which hits newsstands nationwide tomorrow (July 23) and is available NOW as a digital download for iPad, Kindle Fire, NOOK Color, and NOOK Tablet (pick your tablet poison).
Kendrick Lamar for BULLETT magazine.
THANK YOU, BULLETT, for this spread and feature of Kendrick Lamar (a.k.a. Benz-is-to-me-just-a-car)! You see, even though we've been bumping good kid, m.A.A.d city for almost a full year now, we're still beside ourselves with excitement when dude shows up in a fashion editorial. He's widely regarded as one of the most talented lyricists in the game right now, a shining light for the future of hip-hop, but what isn't as heavily chattered about is Kendrick's love and connection to style. Thankfully, BULLETT's been paying attention and swaddles him here in a Balenciaga shirt, Alexander Wang shorts AND boxing gloves (because, duh), a Lynn Ban earring, and a massive gold Versace heavyweight championship belt.
Demi Lovato for "Fashion" Canada.
Photo: Fashion Canada/Chris Nicholls
Welp, that Just Cavalli dress is one way to turn heads on newsstands! AMIRITE? Thank you, FASHION magazine, for this gorgeous cover snap of our girl Demi Lovato. D pops off the page in this tropical, multi-patterned bodycon dress with almost-peplum details at the waist. Her hair is dark, dating the shoot to at least pre-May of this year, and her makeup (done by Mai Quynh) is natural and fresh-faced save a boldly kohl-lined cat eye and an immaculately sculpted brow. Pairing a dress THAT vibrant with a more subdued beauty look seems like the right balance. It ALSO gives you enough outfit cap room to add giant gobstopper-sized drop Mawi earrings. *WINK*
Jared Leto for 'BULLETT' magazine.
Photo: Erik Hart & Tatiana Leshkina/BULLETT Magazine
Dang, Jared Leto has been killing it as of late. Between his cotton candy pink-colored bob on the cover of Candy and his high-fashion spread for Mr. Porter, the 30 Seconds to Mars frontman is constantly surprising us with his transformative (and inspiring!) style. Today, he added another magazine to his ever-growing collection by doing a super artsy shoot with BULLETT, and we're—GULP—loving it a bit too much. Basically, Jared is juxtaposed against some seriously '80s backgrounds including spray-painted drywall, a hot pink, photo-covered tarp and, um, garbage bags? Yeah, garbage bags. In his first look, we peep Jared rocking his signature stubble and baby bun in a graphic black and white John Galliano blazer and matching shirt. In another shot, he gets little kookier in a Muppet-inspired (à la Rihanna?) fuzzy teal Paul Smith sweater with a silver Siki Im apron (!!!), Dior Homme shirt, white Calvin Klein trousers, Jared's own checkered socks and metallic Comme des Garçons oxfords.
Beyonce for "Flaunt" magazine.
Photo: Flaunt/Tony Duran
Being that the woman has been on a MASSIVE international tour for the past three months, we're not surprised that we've experienced a kind of Beyonce editorial spread drought. That is, until now. Brace yourselves, Beyhive. Flaunt Magazine has unveiled its latest issue and guess who's gracing the cover? QUEEN BEY, DUH. Also, umm, IDK if you, erm, noticed, but... it looks like she's just wearing glitter. As in, no clothes, only glitter. *GULP*
Nicki Minaj in the August issue of 'Marie Claire'.
Photo: Satoshi Saïkusa/Marie Claire
We'll be honest—we never get tired of seeing Nicki Minaj on magazine covers. Whether she channels a bedazzled Barbie or rocks an au naturel look, Nicki always manages to surprise us with something new. Today, she did just that. Marie Claire unveiled their August cover and it features—you guessed it—the Barbz herself! This time she channeled a punk couture look (inspired by this year's Met Gala, perhaps?), which mixed Mohawks with high-end duds. In one ensemble, Nicki straight-up KILLED. IT. in a skin-tight, perforated LaQuan Smith bodysuit, which she accessorized with a giant Mohawk headpiece and statement rings. For her beauty look, she sported stick-straight platinum strands with an exaggerated cat eye, matte red lip, and light pink tips. #WERK
Demi Lovato on the cover of "Cosmopolitan" magazine's August 2013 issue.
There's one very good reason for Cosmopolitan to give Demi Lovato her second summer cover for the magazine in a row: she's a smoke show! In case you need a reminder, D fronted the glossy back in July of last year in a canary yellow scuba mini with long flowing brunette waves. This year, Cosmo's summer girl is the face of August in curve-hugging tangerine with a cerulean bra on display, a smoldering expression, and a windblown blonde mane. A few chunky silver accessories finish off Demi's cover look, but there's even more summer-ready Cosmo steez on the inside pages!
One Direction and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley on the cover of 'Glamour' magazine.
Because a movie trailer full of rampant half-nudity isn't enough One Direction for one week, Glamour has just revealed that everyone's favorite Brit-Irish boy band is gracing the cover of their August music issue. Not only that, they're joined on the glossy front by drop-dead model-actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. As expected, the dudes' hair game is on lock. Harry, Louis, Liam, Niall, and Zayn all expertly toe the line between effortless bedhead and exceptional grooming while their mugs (which BTW are sporting some of the most endearingly dopey fanboy smiles we've ever seen) circle Rosie obliging head like some kind of magical dream ladyteen Christmas wreath.
Emma Watson covers the August issue of 'Teen Vogue.'
Photo: Boo George/Teen Vogue
Thanks to a little movie called The Bling Ring (maybe you've heard of it?), it's been one VERY busy summer for Emma Watson. Besides, ya know, acting in the Sofia Coppola film itself, the British star has also embarked on a worldwide press tour, picked up a golden popcorn for her "Trailblazing" career, AND put our airport style games to shame... all before you can say, "Wanna rob?" Within the past couple of months the 23-year-old has also racked up more magazine covers than we can keep track of—and now she's adding yet another! Emma fronts the August issue of Teen Vogue, the fourth time she's landed the honor. Looking completely fresh-faced (with freckles!), Emma's repping a different side than we're used to seeing on covers. Out of character and dressed in clothes she'd probably wear IRL, her look is totally back-to-school-cool with an edgy twist.
Ariana Grande on the August 'Seventeen' cover.
Photo: Ben Watts/Seventeen
We can't help but love Ariana Grande. The singer/actress/almost birthday girl (she turns 20 tomorrow!) has been dishin' out the style tips for as long as we can remember—and with good reason! She's managed to carve out a particular playful girly-girl-meets-tomboy aesthetic that's we're obsessed with. Case and point: her latest cover and spread with Seventeen magazine! The August cover girl TOTALLY schools us on how to feminize even the most sporty duds (see: baseball caps and track jackets), and we cannot get enough. On the cover, Ariana wears a summery orange graphic print crop top with a green sequin skirt, DC hat and a denim jacket tied around the waist. For her makeup, she sports a touch of liner around her lids, light pink lip gloss, and her signature GORGEOUS brown ringlets.