A still from 'Searching,' a short film starring Selena Gomez.
When we peeped Selena Gomez's Flaunt Magazine spread last week, we were totally digging her blunt bob. Despite our positive feelings, in the corresponding short film that was just released, it's clear Selena was not feeling her new 'do.
The video begins with Selena in bed, in the same lingerie/skirt combo from the shoot. Also in bed? That shirtless guy! He's known by his family, friends, and fans as Shiloh Fernandez. He plays guitar (shirtless), nuzzles Selena (shirtless), and smiles (shirtless). Just as we were getting used to him, he disappears.
Whoa, check out Selena Gomez in a bra and bob! Don't worry, we haven't unearthed private photos of the singer: this flick and the voyeuristic ones below are from her just-released spread in Flaunt magazine. The editorial, shot by Amanda de Cadenet, features Selena in a far more mature context than we're used to seeing her. Sure, we've seen her in a teeny bikini in Spring Breakers, but the tailored looks in this steamy tryst is some seriously bracing stuff.
The black, lace bralette and the shorter 'do is enough of a different look for Selly that we almost missed the shirtless man in the foreground of the picture. Almost.
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.)
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*
Carey Mulligan in Flaunt.
Photo: Flaunt Magazine
We're seriously running out of words to describe the opulent, flawless style Carey Mulligan has been rocking lately to promote her equally-extravagant new film The Great Gatsby, but the actress' brand new spread in Flaunt Magazine—while still lavish—lacks any hint of the film's roaring '20s vibe. We love yuh, Gatsby, and we DEFINITELY LOVE Catherine Martin's costumes, but this is a welcome change. Carey poses in The Fabrication Issue in a variety of looks ranging from elegant and simple to artful and directional. Our favorite part of her look? Mulligan sports a severe, hard-edged bob with baby bangs that look veritably sculpted to her head. This fashion-friendly take on helmet hair is nothing like the more unfortunate looks at elementary school picture day. Trust. In our favorite ensemble from the shoot, Carey looks almost Victorian in an ultra-structured white gown with roses blooming from the neckline and an enormous bejeweled choker that resembles the branches of a gnarled old tree. Her makeup is understated and even mutes her features somewhat, with super light eyebrows and pale lips washing her out, but not completely.
OK, so this just has to be said: when we laid eyes on Zac Efron's new Flaunt magazine cover, the first sounds out of our mouths WERE NOT ENGLISH. They weren't even words! It was more like, "Ohhahhhooowhat?" and it took everyone in the office a full five minutes to recover from this little episode. We're telling you this slightly embarrassing recollection because a.) it's true and b). it's proof that Zac, with his 5 o'clock shadow, his groomed (but not too groomed) coif, and his baby blue eyes gazing dreamily off the page, STILL possesses an inexplicable magic power over us. No matter how old you are, no matter how awkward you might feel, there's no denying it. Embrace the hotness that is Zac Efron! After all, it's really nothing new. But whereas most recently we saw the actor put his glistening muscles on display in John John Denim's campaign, for the April issue of Flaunt he does a complete 180 and shows his softer side.