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The Selena Gomez ELLE Mexico August 2011 Editorial Shows Maturity

The Selena Gomez ELLE Mexico August 2011 shoot may be the editorial of Gomez' handlers' dreams. The Selena Gomez ELLE Mexico August 2011 editorial takes the 19-year-old Disney star and single-handedly transforms her from girl to woman in one fell swoop.

Shot by photographers Steven Gomillion and Dennis Leupold, Gomez is stunning in outfits styled by Angelo de Santo, featuring clothes from the closetes of some of the fashion industry's top designers: Marc Jacobs, Gucci, and Yves Saint Laurent.

Gomez, the rumored girlfriend of pop-megastar Justin Bieber, effortlessly transitions from the persona associated with her role in Disney's hit 'Wizards of Waverly' series into a mature woman, thanks to shots like the one of her brazenly strolling towards the camera in a flowing brown dress.

My favorite shot of the Selena Gomez ELLE Mexico August 2011 shoot, however, features the Grand Prairie, Texas native in black tights, a black dress, burgundy summer hat, and brown high-waisted belt staring into the camera with a cool mix of sensuality, exuberance, and attitude. The photograph encapsulates the spirit of the editorial -- Selena Gomez is ready to grow up. Make room.