Could this look more like a Mariah Carey album cover?
Photo: Galore Magazine
Shay Mitchell is on the cover of Galore magazine's Bombshell Issue and with good reason. The Pretty Little Liars star is giving us major Lolita vibes in the Jacob Dekat shoot. The shoot features Mitchell in a mixture of pointedly girl-next-door looks (in particular a striped COURREGES vintage shirt from Ludwig Boutique and shorts from Mango), that contrast nicely with the more risqué, bright-red cutout bikini and stacked platform heels that she sports for the other half of the shoot.
Azealia Banks on the cover of 'Galore.'
Photo: Rony Alwin for Galore Mag
Azealia Banks (times three!) is on the cover of Galore's brand new Music & Friendship Issue. And, rather than having you traipse all over town to round up three different covers, as many mags do, Galore has given us three Azealias for the price of one. Multiple images means multiple outfits, which, maybe, should be the new cover standard?
The A.Z. front-and-center wears a metallic crop top and matching skirt, which, surprisingly, are not sold together but are the creations of two different companies: That's Totally Fine and This Is A Love Song. Along with coordinating metallics, the MC also shows off her affinity for pasties for the cover with some 3-D butterflies (and very little else). We've seen a lot of pasties in our day, but it's been a while since we've seen any that would mess with the drape of your shirt. (Side note: There are so many pasties in the world, y'all.)
Kate Nash in Galore Magazine.
Well hello there, Kate Nash! The MTV Artist to Watch is performing tonight at The Studio at Webster Hall in NYC, but she's also all over the latest issue of Galore magazine, looking fierce and making us long for bike riding weather. Shot by Galore editor-in-chief Jacob Dekat for the Women Who Rock Issue (featuring cover girl Chanel Iman, of course), Kate took to the New York City streets in an INCREDIBLE bejeweled bra top and hot pants from The Blonds, layered over her own fishnet top, and a necklace from Toujours Toi. Nash is channeling a punk rock pin-up in her usual victory rolls, her brown hair streaked with bleached blond, a flawless cat eye and bright red lip. Earlier this month, we chatted with Kate about her style, her music, and more specifically, her new album Girl Talk, and she made it very clear that she's no slouch when it come to fashion. Her Galore shoot reflects just that, with unexpected styling and a super fun approach to already fun pieces.
Chanel Iman on the cover of Galore.
Photo: Ellen Von Unwerth/Galore
One could argue that every issue of Galore mag is one about women who rock, since their subjects are always so bonkers amazing, but their Spring 2013 glossy certainly ups the ante in that department. Featuring interviews with a grip of awesome ladies, including Kate Nash, Andrej Pejic, and Brooke Candy, and a slightly racy cover shoot featuring Chanel Iman, it has spring fever written all over it. Shot by Ellen Von Unwerth, Chanel poses in a silver, deep v-necked bodysuit and mirrored gold pumps, silver sunglasses pushed girlishly up on her head, eyes looking straight into the camera, like she's contemplating whether or not to eat you alive. The vibe is a little bit Boogie Nights, a little bit '70s, and extremely opulent, and it's really working for us.
Andrej Pejic and her Galore collab t-shirt.
Photo: Getty Images/Courtesy of Galore/Prince and Jacob
The world of fashion collaborations isn't limited to pop stars and rappers. Not if Andrej Pejic has anything to do with it. The androgynous model has teamed up with Galore magazine's Prince Chenoa and Jacob Dekat for the collaborative tee she wore to the Galore Fashion Week party earlier this week, kicking off what Pejic has told us will evolve into a full line of t-shirts. "I've definitely always wanted to launch something in fashion," Pejic explained, "This t-shirt with Galore is just a warm up, actually, since I plan to start my own line of t-shirts. I'm launching it with my website that will be up in a month. I decided I needed to be more interactive with my fans since nobody knows my fans better than I do. I want to be able to communicate with them so it'll feature a blog and news updates." Exciting!
Prince Chenoa and Jacob Dekat with Ashley Smith.
Photo: Courtesy of Prince Chenoa and Jacob
I met Prince Chenoa (DJ/creative director/visionary/superstar) and Jacob Dekat (photographer/DJ/model/also, superstar) when I was just a fresh, starry-eyed New York transplant with dreams of majoring in "pop star." But can you seriously blame a gay? I was born-and-bred from the not insanely amazing suburbs of Pittsburgh, after all, and the only thing I knew about rock n' roll was that Chumbawumba jam/my older cousin's Cranberries cassette. Anyway, it was a debauchery-heavy evening (I'm not the only one who still considers 5 a.m. as nighttime, right?) at the late-and-great Beatrice Inn, where an Olsen or two surely chain-smoked in their bohemian best whilst the single bathroom line remained perpetually (and questionably) long. The adorbs duo were perched atop the DJ booth, with Prince rocking his signature bowler hat whilst blasting rock classics, and Jacob getting his Mick Jagger doppleganger on. Seriously, those disheveled locks are a work of art that I'd bid on if I weren't a broke writer. Sigh. Anyway, the boys appreciated my affinity for a good Britney/Spice Girls' concert t-shirt, so we hit it off immediately. Fast forward to the their booming career: first came a grunge-y t-shirt line that boasted famous fans like, you know, RIHANNA; more recently the model fanzine known as Lovecat, which included cover girls Lindsay Lohan, Alisson Mosshart, and Lana Del Rey; and now, their just-launched uber-glossy, meow-tastic major mag known as Galore. Remembs when we gave y'all the fashion-y beans on their first issue featuring the Ellen Von Unwerth-shot cover girl Ashley Smith looking like a young pre-drugs Anna Nicole Smith circa those infamous "Guess" ads? You're welcome. I personally cannot wait for what's up next under the duos' vintage leather sleeves for the killer mag, but I expect amazingness. Until then, check out the reigning downtown it boy duo's favorite fashion-y things.
Ashley Smith shot by Ellen von Unwerth.
There's a new mag on the fashion-y block and it's like nothing you've ever seen before. Meet Galore magazine, sizzling up many a fancy mag stand RIGHT NOW, with the voluptuous model Ashley Smith (whose ressy includes Alexander Wang's SS/11 T line and Diesel's SS12 Mert and Marcus campaign) as its cover girl. Oh, and shot by the iconic Ellen. von. Unwerth. *Chokes on coffee, dies* FYI: Ellen, who is responsible for shooting the biggest starlets in the world and transforming them into sex kittens/flapper girls/bondage vixens et al, is also responsible for making my face leak in fandom with Britney aka Godney's latest “Fantasy Twist” campaign and video. So thanks for that, girl. The magazine is the brainchild behind Lovecat fanzine founders/crazily creative duo/my best grunge-y dressed homies, Prince Chenoa and Jacob Dekat. They, along with Ellen and Ashley, hosted the Galore invite-only launch/hangover-inducing bash over the weekend with glam guests in attendance including The Blonds (Phillipe's bleached mermaid locks = heaven), Natalia Kills (ROCKING VINTAGE CHANEL BLING), and the gorgeous Andrej Pejic (marry me, now). The bash also acted as the video premiere for Ellen's salacious "Ride It", starring Ms. Ashley Smith and shot in conjunction with the sexy Galore spread. Spoiler Alert: The potentially NSFW video involves tatted male models in pony masks whilst being seduced by a cowboy hat/corset-wearing Smith. You can watch it here. You're welcome. If you for some unknown reason blink, you may or may not think you're watching a young Anna Nicole Smith being amazing. Oh, did we also mention we have an exclusive chit-chat with the boyz, Prince Chenoa and Jacob Dekat, and ELLEN VON UNWERTH after the jump?! #ChristmasCameEarly