Nobody wears her New York bona fides quite like Bronx-born Lea Michele, who stormed the set of our cover shoot rocking head-to-toe black — Citizens of Humanity skinny jeans, Jimmy Choo booties, and IRO leather jacket, a Givenchy Nightingale dangling off her shoulder. Fierce. During prep time, she noshed on whole wheat toast and giggled while trading texts with costar turned boyfriend Cory Monteith. (Rachel&Finn4Ever!) And for those who buy into rumors of diva antics, chew on this: When a crew member blasted the opening number from Spring Awakening, the award-winning Broadway musical that earned Michele legions of fans, she recoiled. Turns out even a vocal superstar gets self-conscious hearing herself sing. For this showstopper, anything goes. — Ashley Ross
Clutch $1,790, Gucci; gucci.com.