I know Cosmo has sort of been branching out from the Classic Cosmo Covers — the big hair/leaned against a wall/hand on thigh/hip pop look — and this latest iteration is VERY cute. I find it particularly amusing that she is wearing Meghan Markle’s wedding tiara. (I believe this was actually sourced from the Meghan’s Mirror Etsy store, which I deeply love. [Although now that I dig a bit, it might be Neil Lane? Regardless: If YOU want a Meghan Tiara, I’ve just hooked you up!]) The whole thing is slightly cheeky and very wholesome in a way I find appealing (although it also sort of reminds me of classic Glamour). This feels like the first time there isn’t a headline about sex tips, too — though of course there is one about cheating.
The interview is enjoyably Mariah-y – MARIAH is not going to be interviewed by some other celebrity — and this part made me laugh:
Throughout our snack-and-wine time, Mariah never directly names any of her competitors—or the YouTube stars currently ruling the charts—but she has a way of talking about them anyway.
On the subject of writing: “A lot of artists say they write, but they don’t really write. No offense to anybody. That’s just what I’ve seen.”
On style: “A lot of girls are just nude in front of everybody. No offense to them.”
On music videos: “They don’t do $2 million videos anymore. Anybody can make a video now.”
#NoOffenseToThem. People should be lucky to have Mariah shade them!
[Photos: Jason Kim for Cosmopolitan]