Wonderland April/May:  summer issue

Portrait of a Lady: weeks after her 18th birthday, Dakota Fanning shows she’s a child star no more on the cover of Wonderland’s sun-soaked summer issue. Inside, accompanying her surreal, sublime shoot with photographer Cedric Buchet, she reveals why she’ll never join Facebook, discusses her fashion battles with sister Elle and tells Wonderland why she never wants to grow up.

Meanwhile Beth Ditto, who heads up our Summer Sounds special, is all for coming of age – ahead of the release of new Gossip album A Joyful Noise she chugs back a few drinks and lets rip about why pop is still cool, and why it all just gets better. And that’s just the beginning of the April/May edition, which vaults into the coming season with an extravagant splash.

Artists such as JJ Doom and Butch Vig recommend a playlist for your poolside pleasure. R&B sweetheart Cassie muses on her cult status and upcoming sophomore album. Californian artists Alex Prager and Elad Lassry bring a little sunshine across the Atlantic, while WET Magazine founder Leonard Koren explains why skinny dipping is the ultimate art form. All this plus the best of music, film art and fashion, from white hot menswear to trailer park chic and a hot-from-the-runways preview of next season’s strident looks. Dive in!

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