Introducing The 2024 June Magazine Covers We Love Part 2

Introducing The 2024 June Magazine Covers We Love Part 2

Jourdan Dunn Graces Cover of Harper's Bazaar UK's June Issue

Indeed, at 33, Dunn is riding high. Having made her acting debut in the 2022 ITVX drama Riches, she's now working with a coach to perfect her American accent. "I'm starting with the alphabet and certain words to get my tongue around pronouncing things. It's just to have another skill in my toolkit for when those roles come through."

And then there's her plan to start her own brand, hot on the heels of her online cookery show, Well Dunn, in which she prepared meals with fellow supers including Cara Delevingne. "I want to be the UK’s Black Martha Stewart," she says. "That’s the next step to building an empire and creating generational wealth, and having the Dunn name live on past me." What does she plan to sell? "Riley and I are fanatics about hot sauce, we’re always on a search to find the spiciest, so from condiments and seasonings, to cutlery and potware – that’s my next plan. I’ve got my moodboard together, now it’s about talking to people who can make it happen." In five years’ time, she also wants to open her own gastropub. "I do like the idea of a Caribbean/British combination. I’d love to create that space for other people to come in and enjoy amazing food and a great vibe, that’s the end goal. If you have a desire, why not make it happen? I’m just going to go for it. And I want to be a good example to Riley not to limit himself. Especially because he already feels limited."

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Writer: Lydia Slater

Lydia Slater is the Editor In Chief at Harper's Bazaar, Hearst Magazines

Photographer: Richard Phibbs

Richard Phibbs brings an artist’s eye to every photograph he takes – in advertising and editorial, fine art and his personal work. His work has appeared in major publications worldwide, including Vanity Fair, Harpers Bazaar UK, Town & Country UK, Vogue China, ESPN Magazine, GQ Russia, Paper Magazine and others. He has shot advertising campaigns for iconic brands such as Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein.

Kobbie Mainoo Graces Cover of Dazed's The Ready, Set, Go! Issue

Mainoo is only 19 with a baby-faced smile to account for the fact. His humility offsets his increasingly fearsome reputation on the pitch, with the gentle presence of a boy still growing into himself – the hem of his oversized Balenciaga football jersey grazing his knuckles a la Ariana Grande. Flanked by agents, brand reps and his two adorably supportive sisters, Mainoo appears with a small entourage whose level of care and sensitivity is heightened as the pressure around their young star becomes more palpable. We are meeting the following afternoon at one of Sale’s local sports clubs, a lot like those that he’d spent his youth playing in, shuttling hours back and forth between home, school and training grounds. Eye contact is consistent, handshakes solid but most interestingly, he bears no signs of the pressures bestowed upon him. No signs of any ego inflation, despite plenty of reasons for there to be.

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Writer: Kacion Mayer

Kacion is Editorial Director at Dazed magazine

Photographer: Jebi Labembika

Ayo Edebiri Graces Cover of Vanity Fair's June Issue

Earlier this year, Edebiri pulled off an awards season hat trick, taking home a Golden Globe, a prime-time Emmy, and a SAG Award for her role as chef Sydney Adamu, a striver and budding genius on the FX Hulu comedy drama The Bear. Amid the awards run, she hosted Saturday Night Live, a return to form as Edebiri came up as a comic. “I feel very fortunate and still I don’t really totally believe it or understand it,” she says. And now we are back to her existential notions. “It’s special but strange; both a really intense experience but also something that I’m very grateful for. People have processed my life as having changed and have processed change in me that I have not processed myself. Does that make sense?”

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Writer: Leah Faye Cooper

Leah Faye Cooper is a Vanity Fair contributing editor, covering fashion and culture. Previously editorial director at Coveteur, her work regularly appears in Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, and The Hollywood Reporter.

Photographer: Renell Medrano

Born and raised in the Bronx, Dominican-American photographer and director Renell Medrano creates work that speaks to her heritage, the intersections of culture within society and the communities around her. While earning her BFA in Photography at Parsons The New York School for Design, the 27-year-old was awarded a New York Times Lens Blog Award in 2014, and was included in the exhibition The Next Generation of Bronx Photographers in 2017. She has previously exhibited at MILK studios in New York and Gallery Rosenfeld in London.

Cardi B Graces Cover of Rolling Stone's June Issue

It’s easy to forget that the 31-year-old superstar born Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar is only one album deep — one record-breaking, Grammy-winning, culture-shifting album, but one nonetheless. In 2018, Invasion of Privacy shot Cardi from Instagram theatrics and reality-show shenanigans into the stratosphere. Just three years prior, she was stripping. Coming on the heels of “Bodak Yellow,” one of the most important songs in the history of New York rap, the album’s emotional range and tight execution helped usher in an era in which all kinds of women in hip-hop have broken through and thrived. “These labels was not believing in repping new rap artists,” Cardi says. “People from every single label have fucking told me this shit in my face. They started signing new female rappers after I got signed. Whether some bitches could be the greatest rappers [or] they just make good music — at the end of the fucking day, guess what? They’re in your playlist right now.”

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Writer: Mankaprr Conteh

Mankaprr Conteh is a staff writer at Rolling Stone, where she primarily covers hip-hop, R&B, African pop music, and occasionally comedians.

Photographer: Adrienne Raquel

Adrienne Raquel is a photographer and creative director working between New York & Los Angeles. Inspired by femininity, soulfulness, and color, Adrienne's work is rooted in nostalgia and fantasy while remaining fresh and contemporary. Exhibitions include Aperture's New Black Vanguard, Jeffrey Deitch: Shattered Glass Miami, and Mickalene Thomas' Better Nights at Miami's Bass Museum.

David Oyelowo Graces Cover of Variety's Extra Edition

It’s been 10 years since David Oyelowo made his U.S. breakthrough portraying Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in “Selma.” Playing the awe-inspiring civil rights leader was an opportunity for the British-Nigerian actor to live up to his surname, which translates to “a king deserves respect.”

Oyelowo has been reflecting on that time in his life a lot more lately, thanks in part to “Becoming King,” a documentary directed by his wife, Jessica Oyelowo, that captures the seven-year journey to bring “Selma” to the big screen.

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Writer: Angelique Jackson

Angelique Jackson is a senior entertainment writer, covering film for Variety. Prior to joining Variety, she worked as a producer for Entertainment Tonight, winning three Daytime Emmy awards for her work. She is a graduate of the Grady College of Journalism at the University of Georgia with a degree in Broadcast News. Jackson is based in Los Angeles.

Photographer: Dan Doperalski

Daniel bring 10 years digital art directing experience for web, social media, photography, video and motion graphics and take a holistic view of brand identity across the digital space as brands and publications inevitably become fragmented across ever-evolving and ever-expanding platforms.

Kaytranada Graces Cover of Rolling Stone's June Digital Issue

Kaytranada, this year’s headliner, arrives backstage around 8 p.m. wearing black Celine sweatpants and Balenciaga wraparound sunglasses. He’s flanked on either side by his mom and sister, as well as a bevy of crew members trailing as he heads toward the main stage for his set. While he’s well-known as a maestro of dance floors across the world, he tells me later on that he’s only recently started working regularly with CDJs, a standard tool used by live DJs to play digital music in their sets. “I just got tired of carrying my laptop around,” he says. “I wanted to look more like a DJ.”

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Writer: Jeff Ihaza

Jeff Ihaza is a Senior Music Editor at Rolling Stone. He previously worked as an Editor at Mic, and his writing has appeared in The New York Times, GQ, Vulture, and more. He grew up in Houston, Texas.

Photographer: Xavier Scott Marshall

Xavier Scott Marshall is a first-generation Trinidadian-American artist born and based in New York. Xavier’s large format black and white images of decontextualized Christian icons, saints, and martyrs across various cities in the US and Europe reflect the colonial history of religious image-making to question and draw parallels between visual history and the black condition.

Amandla Stenberg Graces Cover of GQ Hype

She’s lived here in the city for the past four years; despite growing up in LA, she mostly associates her hometown with work now. She visited New York often as a kid—her mom, Karen, grew up in the South Bronx—and she always envisioned that it was where she’d end up. When she was younger, she read tons of science fiction and fantasy books. She cites The Lord of the Rings and The Dark Tower as her favorites; she still watches The Twilight Zone regularly. Her interests steered her right into the biggest sci-fi franchise of the aughts, 2012’s The Hunger Games, in her breakout role as 12-year-old District 11 tribute Rue, whose pathos kicked Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen and her rebel alliance into overdrive. By then, Stenberg’s idle time had led her into the cyberspace trenches of Tumblr, Reddit, and Stardoll; later on, her real-life activism underscored her NAACP Image Award–winning performance as Starr Carter, a Black teenager who witnesses a police officer kill her childhood friend at a traffic stop, in 2017’s The Hate U Give, and her wily online humor supercharged the 2022 ensemble horror-romp Bodies Bodies Bodies.

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Writer: Eileen Cartter

Eileen Cartter is a staff writer at GQ, where she covers style and trends, fame and celebrity, and other cultural phenomena. Previously, she was the social & culture editor at Garage magazine, and her writing has also appeared in publications like Dazed, Paper, i-D, and Departures. She is based in NYC.

Photographer: Ashley Peña

Ashley Peña (b.2000) is a Dominican-American artist originally from Maryland and has lived and worked in New York as an image-maker for the past four years. She is now currently studying to obtain her Bachelors of Fine art degree at New York University, Tisch school of the arts.

Lupita Nyong’o Graces Cover of Glamour's June Issue

Being a public figure is something she’s reflected on over the years. She likes the positive ways she can use her platform: Her ascent came at a time when movements like Oscars So White, Me Too, and Black Lives Matter were at the forefront of culture. Nyong’o has been an outspoken voice for all three causes. “There’s been a lot of amplification of things that hadn’t really been talked about before, and I definitely have been a beneficiary of many of those movements,” she says. Despite “some moving” of the needle, Nyong’o says it’s “too soon to do a retrospective” on how the industry has progressed.

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Writer: Ariana Yaptangco

Ariana Yaptangco is the senior beauty editor at Glamour. A New York native, Ariana began her career at Elle magazine, where she was the social media and beauty editor for four years and published the viral feature “Racism Against the AAPI Community Is a Beauty Industry Problem." At Glamour, she writes and edits a variety of stories pertaining to beauty and wellness, including exhaustive product reviews, interviews with founders and celebrities, and reported features like an exploration into the tween obsession with luxury skincare, the viral appeal of food-inspired beauty trends, and the vital importance of Plan B.

Photographer: Adrienne Raquel

Adrienne Raquel is a photographer and creative director working between New York & Los Angeles. Inspired by femininity, soulfulness, and color, Adrienne's work is rooted in nostalgia and fantasy while remaining fresh and contemporary. Exhibitions include Aperture's New Black Vanguard, Jeffrey Deitch: Shattered Glass Miami, and Mickalene Thomas' Better Nights at Miami's Bass Museum.

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