Iggy Azalea on the cover of "Complex" Magazine.
Photo: Complex Magazine
Just as we were getting ready to say goodbye to summer, Complex magazine goes and releases a summery, Hawaiian-themed cover and spread featuring Iggy Azalea. Now we won't be able to leave summer behind until the magazine leaves stands in November. SUMMER 4EVER, Y'ALL. The colorful cover features a naked Iggy (*GASP* SCANDAL!) on a bed of flower leis, a few of which are strategically placed to cover some crucial areas. If this cover doesn't make you want to drench your bed in flower petals and then roll around in them, nothing ever will.
Miley Cyrus on the cover of Harper's BAZAAR's October issue.
Photo: Terry Richardson for Harper's BAZAAR
In the past several days, Miley Cyrus has been both everywhere and nowhere at all. #DeepThoughts. The 20-year-old singer hasn’t been publicly photographed since the 12th, but reports that she’s gone back to being a brunette set the internet ablaze on the 13th, when a fan-made video showing Cyrus with a noticeably darker ‘do emerged in Paris. (Sadly, the original video in question was recorded on the 10th, and Miley was definitely blonde two days after that. We do detective work on the side over here, BTW. Inquire within.) So, yeah. She’s been M.I.A. for four days now, which is basically like, YEARS in interweb-time. Thankfully, Harper’s Bazaar is here to hold us over 'til the next sighting with the release of their October cover (yes, different from the couture spread she did for the mag's September issue!), featuring an uncharacteristically covered-up Cyrus in a sleek and sexy Burberry Prorsum LBD.
Behind the scenes of Lady Gaga's "Elle" magazine photo shoot.
Photo: Elle Magazine
Just when you start to get used to a look on Lady Gaga, she switches it up on you again. We've been pretty much chronicling the every quick-change of Gagaloo's strawberry blonde, BIG, wavy "Botticelli Babe" 'do from every clam shell bra to bedazzled Versace jumpsuit to motion-restrictive Comme des Garçons. Only to have it all turned on its head with the release of her October cover for Elle magazine. Along with the dramatic cover which only features half of Gaga's face enveloped in a louche frame of green and black satin and white and pink furs, we were given a peek at two inside pages of the cover spread—both soft, ethereal, and taken creepily through windows from far away. Now, thanks to a behind-the-scenes video Gaga tweeted, the stalker-esque shoot gets some context.
Remember when "she's just being Miley" harkened to a 16-year-old Miley Cyrus st-st-st-stutterin' in front of a crush? Also a part of the tame ol' days: Hannah Montana, waist-long extensions and pants. My, how times have changed! Posing (obvi) sans pants for dual covers of Notion Magazine's September issue, Miles serves it up with a kind of refined urban chicness. We're totally feeling her foliage and stripe-covered sweatshirt, all-white Bol$hie snapback, crimson-colored lips and a heap o' gold chains.
Shailene Woodley in a denim jacket by 3×1, cropped knit by Carven and coco panties by What Katie Did.
Photo: Flaunt Magazine
High-waisted panties are not easy to pull off. They are especially daunting when paired with a cropped sweater and jean jacket – Not that you would ever guess that, based on how hard Shailene Woodley is rocking that exact combo in this month’s Flaunt. At 21, Woodley’s not yet a girl, not yet a woman. (#PraiseBritney) She’s still young enough to play the heroine in Divergent, a futuristic film based on a YA trilogy, BUT she’s old enough to be able to move past pregnant teenager roles. She’s also old enough to look very much like a woman, not a girl, in Flaunt’s beachy, breezy, 5-shot editorial spread. (Point of interest: This was obviously photographed before she lobbed all her hair off.)
For a lady who's obsessed with menswear, Ciara certainly knows how to rock a super girly look like it ain't no thang. The singer pulled out ALL the glamorous stops for her September Paper magazine cover shoot—Old Hollywood waves, bright red lips and hot pink nails. (Also, um, PLEASE peep the contouring on those cheekbones. #dead) She sported an embellished Christian Siriano mesh top over a custom black fishnet Natalie Joos shirt with high-waisted pale pink Marc Jacobs shorts and leopard print Christian Louboutin heels. To add that high-fashion edge, Ciara did the infamous "couture hunch" in a floral print chair to really pull the entire look together.
Courtney Love belts out a ballad about Etsy.
Photo: Vanity Fair
FLASHBACK: At the 1995 VMAs, Courtney Love, the hard-rocking, hard-talking front woman of Hole, chucked her MAC makeup compact at Madonna during an interview with Kurt Loder. #Can’tBeTamed. Now, after nearly 25 years as the most unfiltered female in rock and roll, Love is a lot less concerned with crashing conversations and has turned her focus toward fashion.
Since serving as a dutiful muse to Saint Laurent’s Hedi Slimane, Love’s officially ready to kick her Never The Bride label (which debuted in 2011) into full gear. Ladies of the ‘90s, REV. YOUR. ENGINES! In fact, the OG of grunge chic apparently has plans to give Rodarte a run for their money. SCURRT! Yup. It’s like that.
Coming off the end of a U.S. tour, Love, who’s also releasing a memoir and heading back to Hollywood, recently phoned it in to Vanity Fair to talk about plans for her Victorian rebel collection, the pains of being popular and her six-figure online shopping addiction. Girl, we feel you. Not so much the six-figure stat, but binge shopping on the interwebz is most definitely a real problem. And the first step is admitting it. Here’s what we learned from the VF chat:
Lady Gaga for 'V' Magazine.
Photo: V Magazine
Remember how we kind of off-handedly pointed out that Lady Gaga was almost topless on that first V Magazine cover from earlier this week? All that cleavage blending into underboob was just an afterthought because we were so caught up in the CUSTOM Saint Laurent draped on top of it. And we also kind of noted that she wasn't really wearing much more for her inside shots. Welp, let this be the day we learn to never underestimate Gagaloo's commitment to nakedness. V has just unveiled all four of Lady Gaga's limited edition covers AND spreads, and girl is barely wearing any clothes.
Sky Ferreira on the cover of 'Fader'
Photo: via The Fader
Sky Ferreira graces the cover of The Fader's Fall Fashion Issue and, even better, there's a behind the scenes video of the shoot! The cover was shot by the singer's friend, Sandy Kim, and while Sky looks less than pleased, the BTS vid shows that the shoot was actually full of LOLs (wow, and I thought the camera never lied).
Lady Gaga's first of four "V" Magazine covers.
Photo: V Magazine
There’s no denying that Lady Gaga has returned to the limelight in a HUGE way lately. Releasing a new single, hitting the streets in full face paint, prepping for her upcoming VMA performance…and that only covers the past 48 hours! Never one for keeping fans off their toes, Mother Monster has shared her new V Magazine cover—and it does NOT disappoint. The pic was shot by Inez and Vinoodh (yep, the same duo responsible for her "Applause" artwork) and is the first of four covers the magazine is releasing as part of a limited edition box set. Each installment will depict a different phase of Gaga's life, this first one (above) illustrating her late teenage years when she was still a brunette named Stefani Germanotta.