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Vanessa Hudgens has been named Nylon magazine’s September It Girl, and her accompanying editorial shoot, styled by Tiffany Reed and photographed by Vijay Mahindra, offers a retro take on barbecue. Wrapped in various shades of pink, the 33-year-old “tick, tick…boom!” The actress posed for boudoir moments in everything from satin Miu Miu lingerie to a latex GCDS mermaid-style gown with opera gloves.
The star spoke to editor Lauren McCarthy about her relationship with pro baseball player Cole Tucker, her role as Sarah Hyland’s bridesmaid and her latest foray into red carpet fashion. Hudgens reported for Vogue at the 2022 Met Gala, interviewing guests in a three-hour livestream, even after losing her voice. “I believe in divine timing, and for whatever reason, I didn’t want to be in that place too soon,” Hudgens said of her introduction to the world of high fashion. “I’m so grateful to have it later in life because I feel more comfortable with who I am as a person.”
This past summer, Hudgens spent time showing off her knack for styling the thong, a swimwear trend that’s been popular with her for years. As the founder of beverage company Caliwater, Hudgens reached for the same cheeky silhouette to pose for the brand’s new campaign, which she shared on her Instagram feed on August 15.
Ahead, shop Hudgens’ Miu Miu separates, see the rest of the images from the feature, then watch a fun video she shot for the publication about her personal dating rules.