Little Mix for 'Fabulous.'
Photo: Fabulous Magazine
Most bands are lucky to land a single magazine cover in the course of their career. Little Mix has already snagged five—in one month. NBD. All in a day's work for the UK girl group, who just released a spandex-tastic music video for "Word Up!," a cover of Cameo's original funky jam from 1986. The song was recorded for the BBC Sport Relief campaign, which raises money for underprivileged children with support from artists and athletes. But the quintuple Fabulous covers? Yeah, those were all for the fans. (I think the appropriate response here is: "Word UP.")
One Direction on the cover of 'Seventeen' Magazine.
Photo: 'Seventeen' Magazine
When we heard One Direction would be on the cover of Seventeen Magazine's December/January issue, we were, obviously, excited for new photos to adorn our bedroom walls with/glue onto a body pillow to sleep next to. But then, we saw the cover and were like: hold up, Harry's hair hasn't had that beautiful swoosh in, like, almost a year. Liam and Zayn haven't been this clean shaven for months! Do these five guys have Benjamin Button syndrome or what? Then, after racking through our encyclopedic knowledge of all 1D photo shoots in the history of the world, we realized we'd seen this photo before!
We see it time and time again: stars wearing the visages of other stars across their t-shirts. Pauly D wore a Nicki Minaj tee. Willow Smith sported TWO crewneck homages to her Poppa Will in one week. And let's not forget Selena Gomez's stan-tastic Taylor Swift concert shirt. It's this brain-petting "They're just like us!" fashion moment that reminds us that celebrities aren't contained in a content-pumping vaccuum and are totally fans of other artists to the point where they would gladly/humbly parade their FACE across their own chest. Latest up at bat in the t-shirt homage game is Demi Lovato wearing a tank screenprinted with Rihanna's face in the latest issue of Fabulous Magazine.