Lena Dunham's Vogue cover was without a doubt one of the most anticipated covers in a long time (she is the voice of a generation, is she not?). The Girls actress was coy when asked about it recently, but within days the cover was revealed and the interwebs were all abuzz. On the cover are the words "Lena Dunham: The New Queen of Comedy," but inside the Annie Leibovitz and Tonne Goodman and photos are stunningly glamorous. "In addition to tracking the fashion world closely, she's become a kind of spokesperson for young women who want to express themselves stylishly but with personal whimsy, and a vocal critic of the stereotype that fashion belongs only to a tiny group of superslender people terrified of breaking rules," said New Yorker writer Nathan Heller, who penned the Dunham piece for Vogue. This is perhaps the most fitting description of the Girls creator we've seen, by the way. He goes on to say, "For almost as long as Dunham’s work has been in the public eye, she’s spoken openly and often about her body type, pointing out that not every strong and enviable woman on the air must resemble a runway model." Cheers to Nathan Heller for writing such a great piece and to Vogue for featuring Dunham on the cover--we're one magazine cover closer to nixing the very "norms" that she speaks against.
For anyone who is a fan of colorful prints, the news that Peter Pilotto was partnering with Target was probably the most exciting of 2013, and now, with less than a month before it becomes available in stores and online, the images of the entire collection are available for preview. And girls, this 70-piece collection, which includes accessories and swimwear, does not disappoint (we've called dibs on the dress above, along with about a dozen other pieces). Prices start at $14.99 and go up to $79.99, and you'll be happy to know that all the prints are "original and new," according to the designer. "Everyone should try wearing prints—it’s refreshing to explore," said Pilotto. "With our prints, you can be playful with how you style them: Wear a full look or break them up. Ultimately, it’s all about what makes you feel the most confident."