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Byline: Photographed by Patrick Demarchelier. LAUREN WATERMAN
her magic moment
Preparing herself for life after Disney, Selena Gomez flaunts her style in this season's romantic whites. (We think The Biebs would approve.)
Over the course of an hour-long chatin a midtown Manhattan hotel room with all of the window shades pulled downthere's one topic to which Selena Gomez returns again and again: her fans. It was for them, she says, that she recorded "Who Says," the sweetly upbeat first single from her forthcoming third album. "I just thought they needed it, because of bullying," she explains. "I hope it inspires them to be who they are." And it was those devoteeswell, one tiny admirer in particularwho provided the impetus for Selena's successful Kmart clothing line, Dream Out Loud: "It all started from a little girl saying that she'd picked out an outfit just like mine," Selena says. (The collection, like her own wardrobe, tends toward the boho. "I like flow-y, open clothes, rather than …