Cover Girl: Demi Lovato for Fashion Magazine

Posted on July 10, 2013

We don’t have much of an opinion on Miss Demi, honestly. That’s not a slam against her; we just haven’t had time to catch up on all our celebrity opinion-forming. The landscape changes so often it can be awfully difficult for one to keep up, don’t you find?

We’ll say this: she’s doing her best with that dress, cause that is most definitely not an easy one to pull off:


Demi Lovato covers the August 2013 issue of Fashion Magazine in a Just Cavalli dress photographed by Chris Nicholls and styled by Zeina Esmail.

We guess you should figure if you’re going to get the cover of FASHION magazine, they’re gonna throw you into the deeper end of the fashion pool.

But let’s listen in on her thoughts.

On dealing with double standards: “Guys can be scandalous and not get any crap for it. In my song [“Something We’re Not”], I’m saying, ‘girls, have your fun—don’t let anyone let you feel bad about your actions. Ever.’

How moving to L.A. helped her transform: “L.A. has opened my eyes. I learned that ignorance stood in the way of my insight. I wasn’t really being honest with the way I used to live. I was pretending to be a role model during the day and turning into a wild child at night.”

On how X-Factor is keeping her on her toes: “The show made me a tougher critic and better empathizer. I understand artists a lot more now. I get scared for them because we if they don’t make the right decisions right now or if they don’t have the right people around them, they could put their careers in danger. What they never show [on X-Factor] is me backstage crying with certain contestants. I had to walk off a couple of times too because it gets too emotional for me. They never showed that.”

Seems unobjectionable enough. She’s really mastered celebrity-speak. “I learned that ignorance stood in the way of my insight.” Her publicist wept salty tears when she read that. It’s a real skill to sound like you’re being deep while working in multiple mentions of your TV show and song. Well done, Demi. Our respect is growing.


Just Cavalli Spring 2013 Collection/Model: Ophelie Rupp


But we’ve gotta say, we just don’t like it. It’s not a great dress and it’s terribly busy for a magazine cover.


[Photo Credit: Chris Nicholls for Fashion Magazine ,]

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  • In_Stitches

    Why is there a black hole on the crotch?!

    • frannyprof

      My thoughts exactly.

    • Griffinqueen

      Merkin dress

      • ballerinawithagun

        Merkin exactly!

      • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

        I love you for that.

    • Little_Olive

      One inch lower and it would seem she missed her waxing appointment. Gawd.

    • Tapetum

      Combined with the jagged red top-line for said hole, it looks like a slightly misplaced vagina dentata.

    • demidaemon

      It’s symbolism. I’d rather not speculate on what it stands for.

    • macwell

      Because Cavalli is NASTY! :(

  • Kiltdntiltd

    It’s a dreadful dress. Period.

    • StellaZafella

      Fun vacation top… for Fiji…where’re the clam diggers?

  • clatie

    I hate these crazy dresses we are being subjected to. They seem to be a competition for how much bad taste can be contained in one garment.

  • Jessica Freeman

    She just needs some jazz hands to complete the “It’s all about Fashion in Fashion Magazine”. Ridic.

  • Gina

    Love Demi! The dress, not so much.

  • annabelle archer

    I know we’ve been subjected to way too many vagina curtains, seizure inducing patterns, optical illusions, hooha allusions, and gyno ready lengths as of late, but this tacky p.o.s. is a magical compilation of all the above. To offer up a seemingly sweet girl a positive note, I do prefer this darker hair for her.

    • HomeOfficeGirl

      You said it all right there!! I will jump in with you and second the darker hair. Nice brows. Nice contouring on the make up – they did right by her there.

      • kimmeister

        Agree about the brows. When she has lighter hair, her brows overwhelm her face.

      • gabbilevy

        Neck up is great… maybe a personal best. Neck down is a crime.

    • Jessica Freeman

      You forgot the peplum, because I believe that is a double freaking peplum of sorts.

  • lbl

    Don’t like how there’s basically a black hole over her vagina. What are you trying to say, Cavalli?

  • alyce1213

    What is it lately with these ugly, overworked patterns? Not chic, not fashionable, just a lot of splotchy messes.

  • MilaXX

    I like her. Before Xfactor she was little more than yet another Disney kid most noted for having issues with self harm. However she appears to have rebounded from that. I like her and as busy as the dress is, I like it on her. The cover is as okay as celebrity mag covers get.

  • DTLAFamilies

    That dress has a printed-on merkin. No me gusta.

  • ‘Becca’lise Deveaux

    The interview made me LOL forever.

  • Gaby

    “L.A. has opened my eyes. I learned that ignorance stood in the way of my insight…” And that’s when she converted to Scientology. (I don’t know if she is or not, but that was my first thought.)

  • Monzerrat Ontiveros

    I think is a good dress for Demi, she is bold, not like Riri, or gaga, she has her own style. Also her face looks great, love the eyebrow, and hair is also good. 😉

  • foodycatAlicia

    If that were body paint I would applaud. As a dress… not so much.

  • Calinda_L

    I’m sure Fashion Magazine is a well written and edited magazine about fashion (just taking a wild stab in the dark there, as I’ve never heard of it before), but doesn’t this seem like a fake cover that would be shown in the TV adaptation of The Devil Wears Prada as a magazine that is supposed to be Runway’s major competition? I mean, it’s called Fashion, for Pete’s sake.

  • mjude

    dress just a tad bit busy

  • Jaeda Laurez

    I love busy, so I love this dress, but in a cover shot- not so much. Plus, Demi Lovato is still taking night classes for her associate’s Dress Wearing degree. This requires at least a bachelor’s, like a Teyonah Parris.

  • Anniebet


  • kim bunchalastnames

    like julianne hough (sp?), demi’s styling usually makes her look older and kind of frumpy, somehow. i think her face and hair are much better, here.

  • Donna Tabor

    It’s like she’s wearing a sporran, or worse, a graphic of a merkin. EEk.

  • marlie

    It looks better on Demi than it does on the model. That’s all I’ve got.

  • decormaven

    The dress is so busy, I’m having a hard time taking in her image or the cover information. The eye just rolls around – not what one wants when trying to to be the stand out issue on the magazine rack. Also, the dress design suffers from crotch splotch. Unfortunate.

  • JauntyJohn

    Ms. Johnson addresses her fifth grade class:
    “Okay, kids! Today is a very special assignment. You get to use this colored chalk to draw how you think animals on another planet might look! Would they have spots? Stripes? Rainbows and lightning bolts? I want you to be creative! Then, the 9th Grade silk screening class at the middle school is going to take ALL our designs and for their assignment put them on one bolt of fabric! Who knows where it will end up!”

    • demidaemon

      Heh. You know that’s propably a good approximation of how this fabric actually came into being. Unfortunately, no children were harmed or taken advantage of. This all came out of the mind of a legal adult.

    • ankali

      “Now, don’t restrain your imaginations, children. Don’t let your ignorance get in the way of your insight!”

  • mmebam

    I actually like the print, but I think it would be better as a maxi dress or beach cover-up.

  • MzzPants

    What? You don’t like it?? What girl doesn’t need a dress with a gaping black maw just above her magic land of wonder?

  • PastryGoddess

    I’m concerned about the black hole forming above the lady bits

    I’m also getting an erupting volcano as well

  • Trisha26

    I’m coming right out with it – built-in pubic hair. Just NO.

  • MannahattaMamma

    So Demi Lovato is NOT Vanessa Hudgens or Selena Gomez? Even tho they are all prone to wearing ill-fitting patterned tight dresses?

    • ankali

      My first thought on this post was, “God, I have to keep track of another one?”

  • veleri

    she should totally ditch that make up. I mean, RIGHT NOW.

  • marshmallowjane

    Demi looks great on the cover in spite of the dress.

    I chuckle (funny word) at the cover that says, “What the Celebs Are Wearing,” and “Best Buys under $100.” The titles are placed so that they run together. They easily read, “What the celebs are wearing under $100.” If you buy the magazine you can dress like a celebrity.

  • FashionShowAtLunch

    The dress looks like a low-rent Mary Katrantzou knock-off. But she looks purty.

  • altissima

    Her face is too dramatically beautiful to compete with the dramatically fabulous dress. It looks much better on the blond with the pretty but non-remarkable face.

    • altissima

      Crotch hole is very disturbing either way you look at it.

      • veleri


  • Town

    I’ve always found Demi Lovato to be quite peculiar looking, ESPECIALLY with blond hair. This darker hair suits her, makes her look more interesting.

  • Sadie-Ann

    I am super glad she is back to the dark hair. That blonde was looking rough.

  • judybrowni

    Yeah, what could go wrong with an optical disaster with hip flaps and a black hole for her uterus?

    Girl did the best anyone could.