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Kick-start Your

2017 Style!

These 60 fashion & beauty ideas are everything right now


Party Issue!

Star Wars’ Felicity Jones Warrior, feminist, wine drinker

The first year after... “I left an abusive relationship” “I dropped 210 pounds” “I lost my job” Real stories of what happens next

New options for what to wear, eat, drink & dance to

Starring Jessica Chastain, Soo Joo Park, Emily DiDonato, Maria Borges, Joey Bada$$, Teyana Taylor, Lil Buck, Felicity Hayward, Diana Gordon, and more

January 2017

Mix It Up The music and the clothes, page 64. From left: Miu Miu crop top, sweater, skirt. Gucci jacket, dress. Marc Jacobs dress, blouse.

Cover Reads & Hot Topics


The Party Issue! You’re invited to Glamour’s New Year’s kickoff, featuring: • Tons of party looks, from denim to black tie, starting on page 64 And • our after-party guide! Joey Bada$$, Teyana Taylor, and more give you ideas on what to wear, eat, drink, and dance to (page 94)

16 Unedited Bathleisure (it’s a thing), Beyoncé’s songwriter, and more obsessions du jour 23 Kick-start Your 2017 Style The 60 best fashion updates of the new year and how to rock them. Plus, beauty inspo for days (page 36)

48 The First Year After… Very personal stories about what happens after life’s biggest moments 88 Star Wars’ Felicity Jones! Meet our cover star, owner of the biggest role of the year (in Rogue One)

Fashion 23 The 2017 Essentials It’s time to make closet space for the new go-tos, including kitten heels, two-toned denim, chokers, and more

100 Glamour Dos & Don’ts A look back at eight years of memorable, masterful Dos by First Lady Michelle Obama 3


Wellbeing 44 To Hell With Resolutions We’re throwing out all that “new year, new you” crap. Join us, won’t you?

Life 48 My First Year …after getting sober. Or losing 210 pounds. Or

leaving an abusive husband. Five women—and one man—tell their rollercoaster stories 52 Crowdsourced Our experts solve one new mom’s sex-life issues 54 The Story of Us A peek into one couple’s eightyear relationship 56 This Is My Job Here’s how Helen Levi turned her hobby—pottery— into her paycheck 59 Work Mistakes to Avoid in 2017 Real women share their hard lessons with you

This month, we’re into: these pretty plates… page 56

…Rapunzel hair… page 38

…and classic with a modern twist. page 28 Monica Rich Kosann necklace ($550, monicarich

Talk 60 “True Badassery Has No Gender” Jessica Chastain, Gugu MbathaRaw, and Alison Pill talk about their new political film, Miss Sloane 62 The Power of an Outsider Designer Christian Siriano didn’t feel included by the fashion industry. So now he’s changing it

Everything Else You Need 10 From Me to You The election is over. Now what? 12 @Glamourmag

98 Glamour Shopper 99 The Glamour List Thirteen resolutions other people really need to make this year

GLAMOUR GOES ROGUE! Felicity Jones is not just on our cover—she’s on Glamour covers around the world, including those in Mexico and the United Kingdom. Jones was photographed by Patrick Demarchelier in Paris. Fashion editor: Jillian Davison; hair: Teddy Charles at The Wall Group; makeup: Mary Greenwell at Premier Hair and Makeup; manicure: Alexandra Falba at Mercenaire; production: ProdN Paris. U.S. and Mexico covers: Dior red dress, bra. U.K. cover: Christopher Kane dress. For Jones’ fresh look, try Dior Rouge Dior Lipstick in Grège ($35), Diorshow Pro Liner in Pro Black ($33, both at, and Garnier Fructis De-Constructed Texture Tease ($4.50, at drugstores). See Glamour Shopper for more information. Read more about Jones on page 88.



36 The Biggest Beauty Ideas of 2017 Our beauty editors know exactly what makeup, nail art, and hairstyles they’ll be trying this year

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From Me to You

Women and Power: On the morning of November 8, I got up, jogged to the gym, and cheerfully chatted with the woman working the earlybird shift at the front desk. I asked if she got time off to vote. “Oh, I’m taking time off to vote today,” she said—it was that important to her. It was important to me too. An hour later I proudly posted a picture of the She would have loved casting her various women who raised vote for a woman. Later, as I took my family—including my 14 -year-old me, saying that I was daughter—off to NYC’s Javits Center for casting my vote on behalf the evening to watch what we thought would be a historic moment for women of all of them. I thought of all political stripes, I was wearing my suffragette T-shirt and my mother’s especially of my mother, earrings. who died when I was 19, a pearl We all know how that story ended. Now, I’m not breaking out the pioneering woman who Kleenex over the fact that my candidate worked in the mostly male lost. Politics is big-girl-pants territory: If field of biochemistry (and you’re not ready to lose, don’t get in the game. But to many young women (who still managed to be home voted for Hillary Clinton 2 to 1), this was a regular loss; it was a surreal bad by 6:00 most nights—wish not joke in which a woman who has worked she were around for me to her whole life for one goal gets close, is knocked down, works hard again, and ask for tips on that). finally, just as the movie-peak coronation scene is about to happen—as pollsters all agree it will this time—BAM! The entire country gives her an epic head fake and goes for the other guy. I will leave it to the thousands of history books sure to be written about this election to sort out how much of a factor 10

gender ultimately was, or wasn’t, in the outcome. But on the morning of November 9, it really looked like America just didn’t want to have a female president. Just hours into processing that, I got a query from a news outlet looking for comment: “Was there something women didn’t relate to about Hillary? Why did they find her less likable than Donald Trump?” The questions made me want to put my fist through the computer screen. First, for how simplistic they were; the results of this election show deep divisions in how Americans see this country— profound rifts around issues of race, immigration, income. The idea that the results could have been swayed if Clinton had only worn more pink, or smiled more, or not made some random comment 25 years ago about not staying home to bake cookies, seems like wishful thinking at best, female-blaming at worst. (It’s insulting to female Trump supporters too—most of whom I assume had more meaningful reasons for voting for their candidate than just “Hilz doesn’t seem like someone I wanna get a beer with.”) But beyond that, the questions stung


What Happens Next?

Moving Forward What women do best

“What I know now”

Women of different viewpoints on their election 2016 epiphanies

That we all need to get outside our bubbles The fact that the election results caught liberal women by surprise makes S.E. Cupp, a conservative commentator and Glamour contributor, think that “instead of protesting and hurling insults, both sides need to understand each other better,” she says. “Disappointed in the election, a liberal friend in New York asked if I knew of any women’s groups that brought thoughtful conservatives and liberals together; I was sad and surprised that I didn’t. But it’s a great idea. Make a new friend from the other side of the aisle.”

That “lesser” sexual assaults are still assaults

because the idea of “likability” (whatever that is) is in and of itself deeply, painfully, inextricably gendered. We simply do not require our male candidates to be as likable as our female ones. Research proves it: Voters will support a man they don’t particularly like if they believe he is right for the job. Trump, for instance, was disliked by 20 percent of the people who cast votes for him. But when it comes to women running for office, studies indicate, voters demand a very specific cocktail of both competence and likability. All of which makes it particularly galling that it’s so damn hard for a lady candidate to be considered likable to begin with. It’s not that our culture has a problem with powerful women necessarily; this is 2016, and there are plenty of well-liked Sheryl Sandbergs and Shonda Rhimeses to show otherwise. But we may actually be more cool with women having power than with women seeking power: Resea rch shows that when females campaign for office—or otherwise lobby for promotion—their

“likability” takes a hit. (Clinton’s approval ratings were just fine back when she was secretary of state, after all; it was when she openly strove for the next level that they started to drop.) The hard-to-ignore message? We may still have issues with women openly admitting they want power, be it in the form of votes or even a raise. That disturbing observation could really mess you up if you let it. (How are we ever going to get anywhere if we’re not supposed to be caught trying?) So my suggestion is that you don’t let it. Let’s resolve to redefine likability to include women who want things, badly, for themselves and for others. I liked Hillary Clinton’s doggedness, and I like the determination it takes for any woman to go for a promotion, seek a better salary, or run for office, as many times as it takes. So go do it already! I’d like to vote for you someday, and I’ve already got my outfit all picked out.

Cindi Leive, editor-in-chief

The issue of consent was a huge one during the election—and Natasha Stoynoff, the former People writer who came forward in October with an account of being sexually assaulted by Donald Trump, thinks the awareness is a lasting positive. “Groping a woman’s body without consent is… so common that many women may not even categorize [it] as sexual assault. I never did,” she admits. “But the truth is, these are crimes. The more aware we are of that— and the more we speak up—the better chance we have of preventing these actions that chip away at the self-esteem of women of all ages.”

That if you want to fight for women’s rights, fight Robyn Moreno, the editorial director of Latina, is one of many women worried about what a Trump presidency will mean to people of color. “But the Buddhists say pain puts you on the path to awakening,” she says. “We have been stunned into awakening; now we must stay woke. The upside of this horrid election is that for many of us, we have found our voice and we must use it!” Actress and Glamour contributor Amber Tamblyn puts it this way: “Don’t be afraid of what’s to come. We know our power, and we can’t unknow that now.”

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Demi! You were moved by Demi Lovato’s “raw and real” story—and the other straight talk in our November issue.

Just read @ddlovato’s @glamourmag interview. She is so raw and real. A true role model for your kids!!! —@trevorok_, via Twitter Demi Lovato’s interview was the most honest and moving celebrity interview I’ve ever read. I suffer from an eating disorder and drug abuse, both of which I’m sure are very much connected, and her strength and candidness has inspired me to seek help. Thank you for featuring such a strong woman. —Kerry, Denver Thank you for publishing an article that accurately shows what working in law enforcement is all about [“This Is My Job,” about police officer Kimber Gist]. It’s a tough job that needs to be profiled in a positive light more often. I’ve worked in law enforcement for over 20 years, and I wouldn’t dream of doing anything else. —Barb A., CSI, Sacramento, Calif.

The new @glamourmag has some *amazing* articles. Brava @AnnaKendrick47 @ddlovato #RachelBloom for speaking their truths —@keara_maureen, via Twitter You promote paid maternity leave in “Hillary Takes Your Questions,” but please consider the consequences such a policy could lead to. It’s difficult for a small employer to pay an employee who’s not working—and hire a replacement. Most new businesses struggle to make it into the black each month; maternity leave policies are important, but let’s consider how to counter the cons before signing on to them wholeheartedly. —Elle LaHoya, East Grand Rapids, Mich.

I was very disappointed to read Cindi Leive’s article encouraging support for Hillary Clinton. I thought this was a magazine for all women and not a political magazine or forum. If this is a magazine for all women, then all content should remain neutral and unbiased for women to decide for themselves. I am able to reason and think for myself. No one cares about your political opinion. —Nancy Greener, Aurora, Ill. Kudos to Cindi Leive for sharing her political views. This election is different, and I see it every day in my classroom as a government teacher. I’m proud to subscribe to a magazine that is brave enough to share the views of its editor-in-chief, even if it might cost readers who have different views. Our willingness to respectfully disagree with others is one of the many rea sons A mer ica is a lready g reat. —Lauren Donnenfeld, Alpharetta, Ga. Missed any of the stories in our November issue? Download the digital edition from your device’s app store.

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Picked up @ddlovato’s @glamourmag issue. Because queen. #slay #inlove —@BreCorgan, via Twitter


Thank You, FLOTUS! For your example. For your authenticity. And most of all, for your damn good advice.

ichelle Obama is a hugger. We at Glamour learned this back in 2007, when we first met her on the campaign trail for her husband, then senator Barack Obama. She extended her arms along with a smile. In the 10 years that have followed, Mrs. Obama has sat down with Glamour five more times—most recently on the International Day of the Girl this past fall. (Girls worldwide joined via Skype and asked FLOTUS, whom one called “the First Lady of the World,” their questions about confidence, her Let Girls Learn initiative, and her favorite novel.) By her words and example, she’s taught women and girls everywhere to be proud of their intelligence, to speak their minds, and to advocate for themselves and others. (She also nails the fashion thing; see page 100.) As she leaves the White House, we’re revisiting her best Glamour moments. What will Mrs. O do next? One request: Memoir, please!

or about you, in a negative light, but you turn them around and you make them positive attributes. Because, let me tell you, to compete…you’re going to have to be aggressive. And you’ve got to be confident. And there are times when you need to be loud and speak your mind. I’ve had to do that in every room of power that I’ve sat in.” —October 2016 On finding an equal partner: “[Barack] was always special, you know? And not special, like, He’s gonna be important, he’s gonna be president. He was special in terms of his honesty, his sincerity, his compassion for other people. Cute’s good. But cute only lasts for so long, and then it’s, Who are you as a person? Don’t look at the bankbook or the title. Look at the heart. Look at the soul. Look at how the guy treats his mother and what he says about women…and, more important, how does he treat you?” —December 2009

On nailing a job interview: “We, as women, don’t like to talk about ourselves. This is one time where you have to brag a little bit. You’ve got to pump your chest out. You’ve got to [wheel] out your bag of goodies. You’ve got to pull yourself out of the team and shine a light on yourself.” —May 2015 On prioritizing yourself: “I have always tried to put my kids first and then…put myself a really close second, as opposed to fifth or seventh. One thing that I’ve learned from male role models is that they don’t hesitate to invest in themselves, with the view that, if I’m healthy and happy, I’m going to be a better support to my spouse and children. And I’ve found that to be the case.” —December 2009 On reframing labels: “Aggressive. That’s the word that [has] been used for me often. Too aggressive, too loud, too bossy…. Well, aggressive is assertive. Loud is confidence. It’s how you take those words. Maybe they were said to you, 14

White House Field Trip Mrs. Obama, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kerry Washington discuss support for military families for Glamour’s May 2015 cover story.


Role Model From far left: the First Lady talking girls’ education with actress Yara Shahidi at Glamour’s International Day of the Girl panel in 2016; as a Glamour Woman of the Year in 2009

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Everything we’re binge-talking about this month

Bathleisure: It’s a Thing So long, yoga pants. Fashionistas are all about bathrobes and PJs. So: yea or nay?

Picture this: You’re walking down the street, wearing nothing but a slept-in blowout, your favorite house shoes, and a loosely belted bathrobe. A dream for some, a nightmare for others, and now a very silky reality. After Burberry sent models down its fall 2016 catwalk in layered “dressing coats,” style stars like, at right, Kim Kardashian West (at the Givenchy spring-summer 2017 presentation in Paris), Lily James, and Jourdan Dunn quickly adopted the boudoir-


in-broad- daylight look. Perhaps it’s because bathleisure, as we’re officially calling it, is all about using fabrics (the softest) and silhouettes (the sexiest) to celebrate femininity and romance with just a touch of over-the-top luxury. “There’s no denying the comfort,” says Glamour deputy art director Victoria Ravest, here, who slipped into Burberry’s fresh-off-the-runway outfit for cocktails in New York City. “I fit right in.” Out on the sidewalk, believe it or not, Rav-

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And for Your Feet… Only want to dip your toes into the bathleisure waters? Never fear: CTOs (chief trend officers) like Rihanna and Man Repeller’s Leandra Medine have taken to wearing furry, festive, wineby-the-fire footwear for day. When I want to avoid a full-on PJs look, I pair ’em with jeans and a crisp buttondown. Oh, and the more texture, the better. Bring on the feathers! —Elissa Velluto, senior accessories editor

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est also received her fair share of you-go-girl thumbs-ups. Sure, some guys already have a handle on the look (see: your very polished grandfather with his pipe, The Dude in The Big Lebowski, and Tyler Durden in Fight Club), but we think the ladies can take it from here. —Noah Silverstein, associate fashion writer Burberry robes, belt, bag. Grenson brogues. See Glamour Shopper for more information.

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Interview Fans of HBO’s whodunit The Night Of may recall the exact moment when Naz, the mild-mannered murder suspect, adopted a smoldering stare and—schwing!— became last summer’s most cerebral sex symbol. Let me repeat: Actor Riz Ahmed made a possible murderer seem sexy. Here, the Brit, who plays bad boy cargo pilot Bodhi Rook in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, gives us a peek inside his beautiful mind. Glamour: You must know everyone is going crazy over your eyes. Riz Ahmed: I think real eye contact and concentration is powerful in this day and age because everyone is usually staring at their phones.


Glamour: Tell us about Bodhi Rook. RA: He’s not a war-hardened soldier like the others, but he’s not exactly at peace with the intense rebel heist situation either. Glamour: You’re part of political rap group Swet Shop Boys. What’s your mission? RA: Our whole philosophy is to transcend the boundaries that people hem us into, such as Indian or Pakistani or British or American. The reality is most people are mongrels, a mishmash of different labels and identities and experiences. We’re here to celebrate the mongrels. And hopefully stretch culture a little to make room for all of us. —Kate Branch, senior entertainment editor

Sick of fumbling for your phone every time it rings? Sgnl, whose creators raised nearly $1.5 million in 37 days on Kickstarter, is a very Bond-esque solution. Just attach this smart strap ($150– $200, to any existing watch face and, thanks to Bluetooth, conduct conversations through your actual finger. (The sound turns into vibrations that travel through your body.) But does it work? A call made from my cell to company project manager Saemi Kim in South Korea was remarkably clear and interference-free. (Worry not: I watched via Skype, and she was truly hearing through her finger.) Sgnl doesn’t launch here until April, which gives you plenty of time to decide which finger to use when your ex calls. —Justine Harman, senior editor

You Reviewed It!

For this month’s Glamour book club, 15 readers dug into The Animators, Kayla Rae Whitaker’s feisty, funny debut novel about two filmmakers who are alternately kindred spirits and mortal enemies. Our crowd of critics recaps: When they meet as art students, Sharon is “a shy transplant by way of rural Kentucky” and Mel “a badass lesbian with a drug problem,” but the pair is bound by their art and “the trauma of childhood.” It feels like “a mix of Beaches, Girls, and Thelma & Louise.” So, you know, a “complicated,” “sensual, sexy” raw nerve of a “roller coaster” through a “tumultuous” friendship. The novel’s best line? “You’re gonna let the world happen to you, and you’re gonna love it.” One reader summed it up this way: “If you let this story happen to you, you’re gonna love it.” —Elisabeth Egan, books editor


Can You Hear Me Now?


Taking Notes From

Uncensored As someone who routinely cuts the bows off her lingerie—seriously, why are there always bows?—I was stoked to discover Negative, a brand for girls who don’t do girly. And starting this month, you can buy a set of undies with your own embroidered phrases ($85–$100 for two, Think of the possibilities: Bachelorette party gift? Try “Ride It/My Pony.” Best friend’s b-day? “Shine On/ You Crazy Diamond.” Breakup? “New Phone/ Who Dis?” They’re like cheeky inside jokes… with myself. —Alanna Greco, editorial assistant

Diana Gordon “Before the Beyoncé thing, I hadn’t had something good happen to me in a while,” says singer-songwriter Diana Gordon. The “Beyoncé thing” she’s referring to: three writing credits on the icon’s Lemonade, including one for “Sorry,” which launched a nationwide witch hunt for “Becky with the good hair.” Now Gordon, who previously performed under the name Wynter Gordon, is putting the final touches on a “rebirth” album, due out this spring. And if recent tracks are any indication— “One hand on the pussy and the other on a Harley,” she spits on “Woman”—she’ll be totally capturing the zeitgeist. But where does she even get her material? “It comes up from the youth. It’s like, what’s their language?” she says. “A lot of the best writers say things people say already. It’s just not proper English.” TFW someone finally gets me. —Justine Harman, senior editor

The All-Grown-Up



The second I spotted a pair of mismatched Mary Janes on Instagram, I emailed my most fashionable friend, Danielle: “What are these shoes with ankle cuffs?” She wrote back immediately: “They’re not with the shoes exactly. These girls run their own brand, Attico. So they’re, like, ankle bracelets.” The “girls” are Italian street-style stars Giorgia Tordini and Gilda Ambrosio, and starting in January, their silk-and-satin creations will be my very own ankle chokers ($205–$330 per pair, my theresa .com). Worst-case scenario: People think I’m under house arrest. Well, then, how’d I get into this sexy club, hmm? —J.H.




Edited by Shilpa Prabhakar Nadella & Elissa Velluto

The 2017

Essentials It’s time to make closet space for the new go-tos. Here’s how to nail them!

The New Basics in Action! From left, influencers Ece Sukan, Yasmin Sewell, Gilda Ambrosio, and Margaret Zhang wear the musthaves you’ll see on the next pages. 23

Fashion / The Essentials

Start Here You probably know about the old fashion essentials: the white buttondown, the little black dress, the skinny jeans. (All still valid, but if you don’t own ’em by now, it’s probably because you don’t want them!) So what are the new closet heroes? Meet the contenders here and on the following pages—wear and rewear all year!

J.Crew ($395,


The Admiral Coat

Try any of these options for work with a shirt, a sweater, and a pencil skirt (like Poppy Delevingne, here), or with a graphic tee and jeans on the weekend—the coat instantly dresses up either look.

Zara ($199,

Tibi ($725,


Equipment ($358,


The classic French stripe is a step up from your simple tee or turtle neck. Wear with denim, Ă la Leandra Medine, right, or under a dress.

The Breton Top

This 2016 trend is here to stay! For a casual vibe, take a cue from model Winnie Harlow, left, and wear jeans and boots underneath.


The Slipdress

Me + Em ($58,

Joie ($298,

SelfPortrait ($545, net -a-porter .com)

J.O.A. ($95,

Organic by John Patrick ($189, organicby 25

Fashion / The Essentials

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Nine West heels ($89,

Efva Attling cuff ($550, efva

Céline clutch (select Saks Fifth Avenue stores, 877-551-7257)



And Now: The Essential Accessories No shopping regrets here! Kitten heels, two-toned bags, and metallic cuffs are wear-everywhere choices.


Photograph by Tim Hout

Fashion / The Essentials American Eagle Outfitters jeans ($55,


Frame Denim jacket ($549,

Two-Toned Denim

It’s this year’s jean of choice: the reworked masterpiece

Blue Jean Baby Stylist Megan Bowman Gray does some patchwork magic.

Denim & Supply shirt ($165, ralph

A 3-D SIGNET Christian Dior ring ($440, select Dior stores)

THE SIMPLE GOES-WITHANYTHING CHAIN Kate Spade New York bracelet ($88,


The New “Forever” Jewelry The idea is classic pieces with a twist.

A FUTURE HEIRLOOM Monica Rich Kosann necklace ($550,


Smith + Mara ($150 each,

UPDATED HOOPS Justine Clenquet ($80, justine

Ksubi dress ($190,


Closed skirt ($229,

Fashion / The Essentials

What They’re Wearing


Three mini trends that are 2017’s must-haves.


BreeLayne choker ($80,

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Rihanna, Irene Kim, and Kendall Jenner have gotten the memo: Chokers are back. One designer reimagining them in a modern way is Los Angeles–based BreeLayne Carter, whose made-in-the-USA clothing and accessories—like the netted nylon choker at left—are created from recycled materials.

Raey jacket ($381,

Another basic denim jacket? Not if you go supersize and with a fresh color, from bright blue, like Hailey Baldwin’s, to ultra faded, as seen on Zoë Kravitz (with a cozy faux-fur lining) and Kim Kardashian, to darker washes, like the version at left by Raey, the in-house label from So no, not basic at all.

Round Glasses

Krewe sunglasses ($255,


Circular sunnies have always had a John Lennon–cool vibe, and today’s stars, like Selena Gomez and Gigi and Bella Hadid, are showing off fresh takes on the iconic shape. As is Krewe, a New Orleans brand that honors the city’s culture through its styles; the pair at left is inspired by the French Quarter’s wrought-iron balconies.


Oversize Coats



Edited by Ying Chu




Beauty Ideas of



Our beauty editors know exactly what they’ll be trying this year!

Mermaid Eyes

The mesmerizingly pretty looks on the fashion runway at Marc Jacobs, Rachel Comey, and, here, Jill Stuart are a brighter, dreamier take on the dark and smoky standard. Here’s how I’m pulling it off: Apply shimmery purple on the inner halves of lids, blue on the outer halves, green just below the eyes, and gold at the inner corners. (Eye primer helps.) Blend with a fluffy shadow brush; liner and mascara optional. (Watch a full how-to at lipstickcom/makeup.) —Jennifer Mulrow, @jen_mulrow 37

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2 Bangs, Baby

I have yet to venture into bangs territory—at least in my adult life. But with celebs like Selena Gomez and Georgia May Jagger making the chop (and looking this good), I’m calling my stylist this very moment. These are a few of the styles I’m considering. —J.M.






The gateway bang; keep them superlong like Gomez’s.

Do like Jennifer Hudson and taper the sides for drama.

Pair mini bangs with long waves, as at the Monse show.

Go for a piecey rock ’n’ roll vibe like Jagger’s.

Cut ’em straight across, as at Zero + Maria Cornejo.

Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics palette for eyes ($54, sephora .com)

6Days Hair for




Sure, you can do the full-face matte makeup that’s all over social media. But let’s be real: Matte everything can be a little harsh in daylight. My approach is to focus on a single feature at a time. —Katheryn Erickson, @kateeerickson




Do Your SKIN

Or Your EYES

Or Your LIPS

New lightweight matte finishing powders blend right in and cut down shine—without masking. Try Nyx #nofilter Finishing Powder ($12, nyx cosmetics .com), which comes in 15 shades. Focus on the T-zone and avoid the sides of your face to prevent flat-looking skin.

I’m feeling the nineties all-matte-lids thing. My product of choice is the palette from Urban Decay, above, which contains 12 neutral matte hues ranging from creamy vanilla to pastel mauve to rich chocolate brown.

Liquid matte lipsticks need no introduction, but this is new: powder lip color. Apply a small amount of CLE Cosmetics Melting Lip Powder ($20, on top of lip balm. It transforms into a creamy texture for a lightly stained effect. Gorgeous!


I first started noticing Joni Mitchell–length strands on the streets; then more Rapunzel looks showed up at Proenza Schouler’s and Prada’s spring shows. All of this made me regret cutting my own very long hair last spring. Now I want it back! Here’s my plan. A growth booster: specifically, Nutrafol, which has vitamin E and antiinflammatories to help grow thicker, healthier hair ( Masks: Every other wash, I use the Shu Uemura mask, below, instead of conditioner to keep ends less prone to breakage. Dry dustings: That’s hairdresser lingo for lightly trimming only the frayed ends; I go every six weeks. —K.E. Shu Uemura Urban Moisture Deep Treatment ($68, shuuemura


Lasers If you’ve spent any time near a Kardashian social media account, you know that the world of lasers (a nd ot her ener g y dev ic e s) now includes everything from neck-wrinkle treatments to, er, vagina tightening (not something I’m endorsing). That said, I’ve seen laser technology, and the results, really improve in recent years. I asked a trusted pro, New York City dermatologist Anne Chapas, M.D., what’s most popular right now. Here, the treatments I’d recommend to friends. —Simone Kitchens, @simonekitchens



Skin Resurfacing

A good entry treatment—and one doctors like—is the Clear + Brilliant laser, which improves tone and texture. “It creates new collagen and gives you a glow,” Dr. Chapas says (about $600 per session). For home treatments, she suggests using Tria AgeDefying Eye Wrinkle Correcting Laser ($249, daily for visible results.


Laser Hair Removal

If you’re doing regular morning underarm shaves, constant leg-hair maintenance, and routine bikini waxes—well, think of all the other ways you could use that time. Recent advances mean treatments work on almost all skin types; five or six required treatments range from $350 to $1,440 (variable by body area).


Scar Therapy

You might be into the look of your scar—or not— but some scar tissue can become so contracted that it can make movement difficult, Dr. Chapas tells me. She recommends a radio frequency microneedling treatment called Intensif (from $750 per visit; expect one to three sessions).




Ombré Lips

The classic red lip—yeah, I’m into it. But this year I’m also all about stepping things up. And I found the perfect inspo backstage at Jason Wu: ombré—and a wearable ombré lip at that, not the extreme made-forInstagram-only variety. How to do it? Makeup artist Yadim layered two mattes. Start with a bold red shade (he used Maybelline New York Color Blur in Cherry Cherry Bang Bang, $9) along the perimeter of lips to define the shape, then fill in the center with a brighter orangey tone (try Maybelline New York The Loaded Bolds in Orange Danger, above, $7, both at drugstores). For added punch (which I’ll probably skip for the office), he finished with a glossy, vibrant orange highlight (one of my favorites is Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in A-Go-Go, $20, sephora .com). —Erin Reimel, @erin_reimel

12 Surf Girl Blonde

Visual proof that bleached hair works on anyone: Alexander Wang’s spring show, where 18 models with wildly different styles—from close cropped to choppy—all got their own version of the beachy look. To keep blonde bright, I like Redken Blonde Idol Custom-Tone conditioner ($32, —J.M.

Tattoo Removal

Ink regret? The reversal options have come a long way. Lasers like PicoWay remove more ink in one session by treating the area multiple times, Dr. Chapas says (about $300 to $1,000 per visit; you may need a few sessions). 39



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17 Dramatic Hair Transformations


The Embellished Braid


I first saw this look on Shay Mitchell’s Instagram, above. It’s a row of tiny gold rings looped into a French braid—delicate but also cool. (Ask a friend for help at home!) Next I clicked over to her hairstylist Chris Appleton’s account and discovered more ways to work in rings. For me: a multibraid look, accented with mini metal cuffs, below. —J.M.


I’m all for it—and you can do it with a wig. Of course the person who’s been nailing it these days is Zendaya. Inspired by her varying looks, I’m shopping the options at —S.K.

The Belted Pony

Backstage at Tibi, it looked at first as if they were doing just another low-slung ponytail. Then I noticed hairstylist Frank Rizzieri fastening this long fabric over the base (over an elastic); it fell to the same length as the pony’s end. And then I saw the buckle. I love belted anything—swimsuits, jumpsuits. Now, apparently, I’ll be belting my hair too. —Julianne Carell, @juliannecarell

THE CHIC MULLET A dramatic multilayered cut makes a stylish statement.

Urban Outfitters Metal Hair Cuff Set ($16,

15 B.O.M.B.

Beauty When vlogger Jackie Aina challenged the YouTube beauty community to post tutorials using only blackowned makeup brands (a.k.a. B.O.M.B.), she wanted contributions from all users. “Just because you don’t wear the same foundation shade as me doesn’t mean you can’t rock a blush from Fashion Fair,” she explains. “We must make room [for these brands].” Well, the Internet is paying attention. Search for the videos on YouTube and you’ll find women of all skin tones playing with brands like Iman and Black Opal. My personal obsession: Black Up Mono Eyeshadow in OAP 11M ($20,, an electric blue I wear as eyeliner. —K.E.


Nails 6 1 Arts & Crafts

When I saw these blinged-out nails at Balenciaga, I knew I had to give them a shot. The artist responsible for them: Mei Kawajiri, who sources her gems from craft stores like Michaels. To do it: Apply your polish, then place your stone using nail glue for bigger gems or a drop of topcoat for smaller ones; let dry. Then, more topcoat. And voilà! You have full-on nail jewelry. —E.R.

THE CLASSIC BOB Choose a blunt cut and bangs for a sophisticated vibe.

THE WAVY LAYERS Textured bends and pretty grown-out highlights look soft around the face.

THE SLEEK BOWL The key to bowl-cut success: high shine and polished, curled-under ends.

Wellbeing / Anti-Resolution Special for-you things in the world that if you’ve given one of them a shot and truly aren’t feeling it, let it go. Don’t swap quinoa for doughnuts, but if you prefer romaine to spinach, why beat yourself up for it? You’re having a damn salad!

It’s OK to Not Cook We’ll admit it—cooking is good for you. But plain and simple, it’s not always an option, so chill out if you find yourself reaching for that app where you can order a meal using just an emoji. Life happens. Plenty of takeout joints offer options loaded with veggies, lean proteins, and whole grains. PS: Making your own is not always the money saver some people make it out to be either. For example, Munchery, which delivers in 12 states, offers healthy heat-and-eat dishes such as soba noodle or rosemary salmon bowls (like the one at right, $12, at for about as much as it would cost to buy the ingredients individually.

Don’t Freak Out About Keeping a Line-Item Budget No, this isn’t about making 2017 the year of massive credit card debt. But if you’re trying to get your finances in order (a resolution about 14 percent of people make in the New Year), general guidelines might do you more good than obsessively tracking every single cent you spend. “Stressing over sticking to a budget isn’t helping your financial

Dinner this good, no cooking required? Yes, please!

goals,” says Tonya Rapley, founder of My Fab Finance. “What’s really important is trying to save roughly 20 percent of your net income for emergencies and keeping impulse purchases to a minimum.” No spreadsheet required.

Please Don’t Use January 1 as a Kickoff Date

Even geniuses like Albert Einstein and Tina Fey are notorious messy-deskhavers. Now you know.

Look, we get the appeal of the fresh start that a new calendar offers.

But research shows it’s not the first day of the year that holds the power of change. Instead, it’s whether you’re actually excited by any of these goals you’re setting. “Any occasion where you think, This is my moment, and I’m ready to go!—that’s when you should seize the chance to make a change,” says Norcross. If that moment hits on the first day of 2017, more power to you. If it doesn’t, then press that snooze button. Happy New Year, everyone!


Arianna Huffington, founder of the new Thrive Global, a venture aimed at reducing stress, explains. After launching a new company in November, the media mogul is full of resolutions for 2017, right? Nope. She’s forgoing them altogether. Here’s why.


Because they set me up to fail…

…and they don’t encourage me.

I used to use the transition of the New Year as a tool to make a fresh start. But that doesn’t work—at least for me. I ended up breaking my resolutions, feeling bad about it, and judging myself for it. It turned into a New Year’s negative cycle. Not exactly a great way to start the year.

I believe the best way to change behavior is through micro changes rather than making pronouncements and hoping our behavior falls into line. It’s about baby steps. And when babies start walking, they fall. And that’s fine! This New Year’s Eve I can enjoy the moment—and champagne—without the guilt.


“Why I’m not making any

My First Year …after getting sober. Or losing 210 pounds. Or leaving an abusive husband. Five women (and one man!) tell Kimberly Bonnell their roller-coaster stories.


…After I Lost My Job


atasha Nyanin, 31, worked as a health scientist in Atlanta— until July 9, 2015, when she got a call: “Your contract is terminated.” The lady on the other end of the phone said, “Don’t come in tomorrow.” I asked her to repeat herself I was so shocked. Later I cried, out of fear, frustration, worr y, abandonment. I had worked there for seven years and was surprised at how dispensable I was, even if I had suspected I might be dismissed—people had been let go over the years.

At the beginning I had days when I felt deep down that everything would work out; then I had moments when my soul felt as though it had been injected with lead, and I could not get out of bed. My visa was running out—I’m from Ghana—and I had an apartment I could no longer afford. I checked LinkedIn constantly and contacted friends to circulate my résumé, but I had to postpone my job search while my green card was being processed. I picked up odd jobs, like being an extra on a TV set and dog sitting. For my thirtieth birthday my friends threw me a black-tie party. It was a glorious evening. I was surrounded by people who loved and believed in me, celebrating in the midst of a shit storm! That night I felt pure exhilaration and gratitude. Their support helped me take a gamble on a whim: I moved to New York City. The first month was hard—I was sleeping on a friend’s air mattress. For two months after that, I subleased a room in Brooklyn while I searched endlessly for a job. And


A Year in the Life From left: Poulson, Hash, Hash on her wedding day, Nyanin, and Max-Dixon

somehow, despite all the rejections, I felt my creative impulses spark. I started to write: a blog, poems, essays. With no luck finding a full-time job, I became convinced that I needed to make a freelance career work. To build the world I want for myself rather than bang on perpetually closed doors. I never imagined I could survive without a regular job. Now, a little more than a year later, I have more conviction than ever that losing my job was one of the better things to happen in my life. It has put me on a creative path I might never have had the courage to fully jump into. And I don’t say this from a place of success—I’m still couch surfing! But I have learned so much: how to become my own PR, how to pitch new projects. I’m in preproduction for a podcast and a travel show. It can be unsettling to no longer have a steady paycheck, but I am a more compassionate person having suffered this upheaval, and that means I can be a better friend, a better daughter, and a better person. I am more fearless.

…Dating as a Trans Man


harlie Poulson, 25, is the founder and director of a Los Angeles design studio. About a year ago he started dating with his newly expressed identity. I’d already had top surgery and spent three years taking testosterone before I felt ready to date as a passing trans man. (That means when people first see me, they think of me as a man.) My first date was with a woman I met through friends. (I made us gluten-free macaroni and cheese, and I could tell she was probably into me when she suggested we “Ladyand-the-Tramp this mac and cheese.”) When I drove her home, I came out to her as trans, in a panic. I can’t be totally comfortable unless I’m being true to myself. She was really sweet about it, but we didn’t last. Most of the women I’ve dated, I’ve met through something transition-related, an event or a group, so I usually don’t even have to tell them I’m trans. When I do, a

lot of women don’t bat an eyelash, which is probably my favorite reaction. A few have seemed surprised and said things like, “You look so manly!” They mean well, but they make me feel like I’m supposed to be or look a certain way. A better reaction? “Tell me about your experiences around that,” which could lead to more meaningful conversations. A few women have been totally inappropriate; they ask, “Do you have a penis?” “Do you still have a vagina?” “How big were your boobs?” Then there’s been the whole issue of sexuality: Early on I feared that if I dated a lesbian, she would still see me as a woman (albeit an incredibly butch one). But I also worried that if I went to a straight bar to talk to a (presumably) straight girl, I’d feel like I had this taboo secret—even though I wasn’t keeping being trans a secret! This was all exhausting. I thought about it more, and I began to understand that I don’t care what someone’s sexual orientation is. If we’re mutually into each other and the relationship is healthy, then everything else is just secondary. 49

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Moving On “I walked away without guilt or any regrets,” says Bennett.

…After Leaving an Abusive Marriage


“8 things I learned in my first year of being sober” by Kristi Coulter, a writer in Seattle. She has been sober since June 2013 and chronicling all about it at


depressed, and just downright felt like nothing. For so many years all that negativity resonated in my spirit. I had to train myself to release those thoughts. Now I know who I am: I am not a victim, but I’m a survivor. I have the victory. To anyone in an abusive situation: Don’t wait. Go get help. There is life after domestic violence.

…After Weight-Loss Surgery


shley Max-Dixon, 31, a model and mother of four in Columbus, Ohio, had gastric bypass surgery after her doctor told her she might not live

more than five years because of the health risks associated with her weight. I’ve been plus-size since I was 10 years old. Food was like breathing air for me. I couldn’t get enough of the good feeling that came from eating. So when my husband and I found out that our son, Ayden, had autism, food was my comfort. You have all these hopes for your child, and to find out he has autism— well, that diagnosis hits you. I gained so much weight that I was almost bedridden. When I hit 440 pounds, the doctor told me I possibly had only five years to live. I realized, I can’t keep eating this way; Ayden is going to need me for a really long time. He was my motivator. The surgery was scary, but not compared with what came next: For six weeks





I’m not incurably tired. That fried feeling I had for years? It wasn’t fatigue. It was a chronic low-grade hangover.

Alcohol is a depressant. I knew this from health class; I just didn’t think it applied to me personally. Turns out, when I stop putting a depressant in my body, it gradually stops being depressed. Who knew?

My favorite ice cream flavor is banana. I have tried thousands of flavors at this point—and somehow I still wonder why I’m not losing weight from cutting out all those wine calories.

I deserve that ice cream, damn it. In the past I had tried to quit drinking by berating myself for any slipup. This time I give myself prizes: manicures, magazines, shoes. Rewards work.


n 2014 Shacre Bennett, now 35, prestocked her car with spare clothes and documents, planning to finally leave her abusive husband of 12 years for good. She lives in Delaware. It was early on a weekend morning, and I fled in the middle of an argument to avoid being hit. I had to go to court as soon as I could to get a protection order. I didn’t have my children with me, and he wouldn’t let me pick them up. When I finally got them later that week, they asked if we were going back home. I told them no. Previously when I tried to leave, there were battles, but I made up my mind not to go back in spite of all the barriers, like my finances, the legal fights, and where my kids and I would live. If I had stayed, I probably would be in my grave or in a mental institution. After we left, my children and I were in a domestic violence shelter for a month. I had good and bad days. I had to focus on what was really important: I was free of the years of chaos and turmoil. The legal process was stressful and exhausting. It took two years. It’s hard not knowing what’s going to happen in the court system with your children and not knowing if you’ll have the finances to care for them. All I wanted was to be divorced. I’ve overcome so much, by the grace of God. I was in church, I started therapy, and I went to support groups; peer-to-peer groups helped my kids. I took financial classes with the Allstate Foundation. All this gave me strength when I felt like life was too tough. I’ve found my voice over this year: The more I spoke out, the more it helped me heal. Leaving the marriage, I didn’t know who I was; I was lost, angry, confused, and

encing these emotions. Not everything feels good, but at least it’s real. I was most nervous about how the surgery would affect my husband and me. When I was 440 pounds, I’d think, He probably thinks I am awful to look at; he can’t love me. But he told me, “I have always loved you. Your weight has never been an issue.” Three years after the surgery, I became a plus-size fit model. It’s now my job not to lose! I weigh 230 pounds, and I’m healthy; I’m active. Last May I walked in the Christian Siriano/Lane Bryant runway show. Because of my surgery I am accomplishing my dreams—and being there for my son. I once mourned the child I thought I lost, but I never lost him: He has always been there, leading me.

…After a Loved One’s Suicide

I was on a liquid diet. It felt like forever, especially when I was making spaghetti for my family, then drinking a protein shake. But I lost 50 pounds that first month. In six months I was down 100 pounds. Every time I looked in the mirror, I was like, “I want to buy something! I look great!” I got new clothes for every 10 pounds I lost. What fit one week didn’t fit the next! Through it all I had to learn how to deal with life without using eating as a crutch. Relationships that were food-focused revealed themselves—those people aren’t in my life anymore, but that’s OK. I can’t eat for comfort now; it makes me ill. I’m still learning coping methods for dealing with my feelings, but I don’t muffle them with food. It’s scary experi-


mily Hash was 28 when her husband, Marine Sergeant Mitchell D. Hash, died by suicide in their Charlottesville, Virginia, home in 2015. From the moment I met Mitch, he made me laugh. He was fiercely funny and a little bit odd, brilliant, with such a big heart. We’d been married two years when he died. I had been learning how to be a wife— suddenly I had to learn how to be a widow. That first night, my parents took me home with them, and I never went back to my house. I stayed there for nine months, and my brother moved in too. Friends from all walks of life showed up soon after with nothing but love to give. The first week, my mom made sure I did not sleep in my bed alone: She had my girlfriends rotate nights with me and hold me while I cried. I was having a hard time

eating, so when my dad found out that I’d drink smoothies, there was one in my hand every day for a month. Simple gestures like that mattered a lot. One day I picked up from my house a bag of things someone had packed for me. They didn’t notice it had blood spattered on the side. From then on I was terrified of anything that had been in my bedroom. I was also afraid of life without Mitch. I witnessed Mitch’s death, so fear came in the form of post-traumatic stress disorder. Everything was a trigger—noises, the dark. I was afraid I would see his ghost when the lights were out. C.S. Lewis said, “No one ever told me grief felt so like fear.” At times it felt like I’d imagined being married, as if Mitch wasn’t even real. Many months later a form of anger settled in and hasn’t left. It’s easier to be mad than to let real pain and hurt exist, so it’s become a protective layer. I’ll work it out, but I’m just not there yet. Grief isn’t predictable, and a loss like this never goes away. You don’t “get over it”; you learn how to manage it in your life. I’m trying not to rush myself. I write a lot—it lets me process things in a way that speaking out loud just can’t. One of the hardest parts, which I still struggle with, is dealing with people speculating about why this happened. They want a cause (“He was in the military”) or a diagnosis (“She was bipolar”), but suicide is not so easily understood. I think Mitch kept his pain to himself partly because he didn’t want to be a burden. Since Mitch died, I’ve been humbled by experiencing unconditional love. Mitch’s fellow soldiers were by my side within days; even now their tragedy assistance program for survivors, TAPS, has been an irreplaceable support. I cling to that relentless love of my family and friends. It gives me peace and hope that there is a lot of beautiful love in this world to go around.





When in doubt, slow down. When I want to drink, I think, Whoa, Nellie, and play a mental movie of what actually happens, always happens, after that first glass. The movie starts as a rom com and ends as a tragedy.

Sober vacations feel twice as blissfully long as drinking ones. How is this possible? I still don’t know. I assume a wonderful wormhole is involved.

Life is not always easy. Year one of my sobriety included family troubles, canceled flights, a job change, and swine flu (yes, the swine flu). We all have common human troubles…

…but alcohol never makes them easier. At one especially tough moment, when broaching the topic of end-of-life planning with my parents, I caught myself saying “Thank God I’m sober” out loud. Me? Yes. Because sober is the only way I can tackle my human troubles. And I do. 51

Life / Crowdsource This

since she was born six months ago. I love that he’s a great dad, but now that we have a parenting routine, I could use a little more loving myself. How can I get him to bring back the romance and sex? —K.M., 28, Boston

If you want sex, tell him. Not: ‘I’d like more sex in this relationship.’ Get in bed and shoot him a text that says, ‘Sex?’ If he declines, make him pick a new day and time. And maybe you need to redefine what constitutes sex and romance now that you have a kid. If you expect a carriage ride before you get busy, I can see why your husband might pass. But if you’re like most married couples, all you need is 15 minutes and a door that locks. Figure out what works for you, but figure it out together.” —James Breakwell, a comedy writer and father of four

“This is a supercommon issue— we hear about it a lot from women, but even for men it takes a while for sex to come back on the table after a baby. Talk with your husband about what you both need and are available for. Sex? Kissing? Cuddling? Nothing? Just go step-by-step. To go from nothing, where you probably have been for several months, all the way to sex can be overwhelming. Also, in my mind, a big date night with expectations to have sex at the end is a terrible idea; it just adds pressure. Do something relaxing that feels really authentic and good.” —Lindsay Chrisler, a dating and relationship coach in New York City

“The first step won’t be sex. It’ll be reconnecting as a couple. Think back to before the baby: What did you talk about and do? Make sure you’re having those adult convos and doing those activities. There are a lot of possibilities for why he’s acting differently. Seeing the vagina during delivery can be a little traumatic, or he may be fatigued from child care, or afraid of getting you pregnant again. These holdups tend to be temporary, so delve into how you’re both feeling, listen, and validate—the physical stuff follows.” —Katharine O’Connell White, M.D., an ob-gyn in Boston

“What a great problem to have!

All together now: Awww.

It’s all based in love, so try to look at this from a place of gratitude: So many fathers struggle to connect with their babies, but he doesn’t. In my experience the healthiest families are made up of couples who take care of each other and then take care of the children’s needs. But in the first year all bets are off—it’s survival mode. I know that you’re feeling hurt and scared that things will never go back to normal, but trust me, he’ll come back. You have things the baby doesn’t!” —Glennon Doyle Melton, author of Love Warrior


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My husband’s been totally focused on our baby

“Men are simple.

Life / The Story of Us

Our Love Story,

in One Picture

J I L L I A N R I C C I A R D I : This photo was taken in the bedroom of our first apartment together, in Savannah, Georgia, two years into our relationship. We met during orientation at college.… DYLAN GLUCK: I saw her and just waved across the quad without realizing how dorky I looked—it was an instinct. JR: He stood out; he has a smile that will melt anyone’s heart. We got Bae, our dog, after only four months of dating, which is symbolic of everything we do. We just dive in.


DG: We didn’t even have a collar.

Since then we’ve lived together in Hong Kong to study abroad, in Connecticut with his parents to save money, and in a 200-square-foot apartment in New York City. So when I say we can live in a box together, we literally can live in a box. I’ve learned that all we need is a space to be with each other—no shoes, no makeup— just each other. We’ve seen each other at the best and worst. My parents’ divorce was scary and emotional, and JR:

he drove hours to be by my side. DG: And speaking of bests, I threw her a surprise party last year.… J R : I’m so nosy that Dylan calls me Nancy Drew! So his pulling it off was one of the most memorable, romantic moments of my life. D G : When she opened the door, she almost had a heart attack. JR: I’m excited for our future. It freaks him out now, but we’re going to have kids. You can see it in this photo: We’re already family. —Alanna Lauren Greco


Executive assistant Jillian Ricciardi and web designer Dylan Gluck, both 26, have “been with each other through everything.” They explain it all here.

Life / Working It Studio Life Levi in her workspace, in Red Hook, Brooklyn

Insta-Success “You can grow your fan base online and show your work every step of the way,” says Levi of how she’s used social media to expand her business.

Helen Levi, 29, turned her hobby—pottery—into her paycheck. Here’s how to make that happen. I’ve been making things out of clay since my parents enrolled me in a ceramics class in first grade. I made everything from tiny animals to mugs and bowls. I kept at it through high school and college, and eventually taught myself new techniques by reading and watching YouTube videos. After I graduated I had a series of part-time gigs in New York City—waitressing, working as a photo assistant—and was making pieces on the side. Then I met fashion designer Steven Alan at an event in 2013. He liked my colorful tumblers, simple off-white teacups, and terra-cotta planters, and placed an order for his new home-goods store. That was huge for me. I put all my energy into my business, and soon I was making plates for a Manhattan sushi restaurant and porcelain necklaces for a store in Brooklyn. I went from sharing a studio with 30 other potters to working out of my own space. I’m still not a big name, but I’m doing what I love and making a living while being authentic to me.

Woman at Work Above, Levi’s marbled Beach Series breakfast bowls, which take her about two weeks to make, and, right, the potter at her wheel


On my average day… I get to the studio around 10:00 A.M. after taking my business partner— that would be my dog, Billy—for a walk. I check on whatever pieces I threw (that’s potterspeak for shaping clay on the wheel) the day before. I might put handles on a mug or apply glaze. I do my best work in the afternoon; that’s when I’ll try out new ideas or tweak old ones.

Whenever I see a photo of someone’s kitchen and I spy one of my pieces on the shelves. It makes me proud to have my stuff out there in the world.

What I tell people who say you can’t make a living off art… No one’s said to me, “When are you going to get a real job?” But the stereotype that artists can’t make a living persists. The truth: It is possible. Not everyone needs a 9-to-5 to be successful. My idea of success is, Do I feel good about myself? I enjoy my day, I pay my rent, and I’m happy.

The hardest part of my job…

My best work advice…

I have a lot to balance: paperwork, sales, taxes, finding clay at the best price. My kilns are like cars: They need upkeep all the time! I didn’t know anything about electrical work, so I had to learn. And I have to promote myself. Sometimes you don’t want to be like, “Hey, look at what I’m doing.” But no one’s going to do that for you. I have to put myself out there.

Focus on the aspects of your job that make you the happiest. When I waitressed, I loved talking to people and cooking. I concentrated on those things so I could be content while figuring out my next move. That attitude helps you feel fulfilled no matter what you do. —as told to Lisa Liebman


This Is My Job

The best part of my job…

Life / Working It Girl, get back to work.

Work Mistakes to Avoid in 2017

The office—if you’re even in an office—can be a confusing place these days. A few life lessons here. By Bess Levin


ou’ve probably heard these workplace adages: Don’t leave before your boss or curse at the office, and definitely don’t get drunk at the holiday party. We’re not saying those rules don’t apply anymore—let’s be real, it’s never kosher to knock down multiple cosmos in the same room as the person who determines your salary—but things have changed. You’re more likely to hear people drop an F-bomb while on the clock (research shows it can actually bring employees closer), and a younger workforce is blurring hierarchical lines. So how should you behave now? Heed this advice!


Don’t wait to do great work. Stuck at a job you don’t love? Yep, been there. Young people now are more likely to be underemployed than past generations. But the biggest mistake you can make is to act like you’re above the menial tasks you’re given, says Deborah Rivera, founder of The Succession Group, an executive search consulting firm. “I’ve seen employees who aren’t even trying to excel,” she says. “They think, When I start my real job, I’ll do well. But no one will recommend you if you don’t take your current one seriously. Find value in every task— and do it better than everyone else.”

Don’t talk sh*t on the record.

Don’t ignore the pecking order.

“A client asked me for some recommendations for an ad agency,” says Jackie K., 45, a communications director in Westport, Connecticut. “So I reached out to a great agency and wrote about my client’s existing publicity campaign, ‘My client needs you; you’ve probably seen their hideous ads around the city.’ When the agency said yes and I forwarded their contact info to the client, that little tidbit was forwarded as well! The client called my boss to complain. Thankfully, my boss was nice about it—he reminded me to be careful—but I learned a valuable lesson. Nowadays everyone does work on their phone, where it can be harder to see an entire email thread. If you’re not sure, don’t forward. Just start a new chain to be safe!”

“I was working at a huge media company, and an opportunity came up to switch into a department I knew I’d be a lot happier in,” says Nora C., 29, an editor in Brooklyn. “I had no idea how to go about it, so I took several meetings behind my boss’s back to try to make it happen. Of course, she found out and was upset. Things ended up working out—she let me split time between the two departments. People my age are always looking for professional growth and purpose, but you have to be up front, no matter how awkward it may be.”

Don’t hook up on the clock. Dating a coworker? Totally happens these days. But be warned: “Because the work environment is less formal and folks work weird hours, there have been increasing reports about people literally having sex at work,” says Roy Cohen, career counselor, executive coach, and author of The Wall Street Professional’s Survival Guide. “When you’re working, you’re being paid to work.” Plus: Hello, boundaries!

Don’t pretend to be someone you’re not. “A few weeks into my first job, my boss offered to take me out to lunch,” says Lauren P., 30, a marketing director in Columbus, Ohio. “I’d been told he was a history buff, so when he asked about my interests, my desperate-to-get-ahead self blurted out, ‘I love U.S. history!’ My boss was eager to dive into the subject. But when he asked about my favorite books, it became clear I knew nothing about the topic. It’s so easy to stalk your boss on social media to find out his or her interests, but now I know: If I want to make a real connection, it’s best to be myself.” 59


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Washington Never Looked So Good From left: Mbatha-Raw, Chastain, and Pill take on Capitol Hill in Miss Sloane.

“True badassery has no gender” The stars of the political thriller Miss Sloane, Jessica Chastain, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Alison Pill, talk about what they learned playing women who run the show. By Kate Branch


It’s quite fitting (subversive, even?) that this is the year we finally get a serious political film with a female lead. All the President’s Men, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington—we’re used to seeing all-male casts, but in Miss Sloane, Jessica Chastain breaks the mold playing lobbyist Elizabeth Sloane, who puts her career in jeopardy by fighting for stronger gun laws in the United States. (The ending features the mic drop of the year; I haven’t seen a twist like this since The Sixth Sense.) Just before the election results were tallied, I talked to Chastain and her costars Canadian Alison Pill and Brit Gugu Mbatha-Raw about power and passion.


GLAMOUR: This drama shines a light on all the gray areas of Washington—from lobbying to election funding. What did you not know about politics that you know now? J E S S I CA C H ASTA I N : I didn’t understand how much senators and members of the House are not able to represent the people because they’re too busy fund-raising to maintain their seat in office. I hope we as a country start looking at how we can change that. ALISON PILL: For me the film was a study of female ambition, specifically females operating in an old boys’ club. It doesn’t get more old boys’ club than Washington. JC: Maybe Hollywood. AP: Potentially, but the boys have been running Washington for a long-ass time. We’re talking 200 -some-odd years. I found it fascinating to see our characters sit around a table with a bunch of men in their fifties and sixties and speak the same language. G L AM O U R : Only about a third of lobbyists in D.C. are female, and you met with a ton of them to prepare for your roles. Anything surprising? G U G U M B AT H A - R AW: There is the old boys’ club, but there are people who are “conv iction lobby ist s” coming f rom the heart. In advocacy groups for gun violence prevention, I met with one girl whose mother was [a teacher] at Sandy Hook. It’s what inspired her to get into politics. That was a powerful and special meeting for me. JC: Most of the women I spoke to were pushing agendas that they felt connected to—more so than with the male lobbyists I met with. Maybe that’s because there are so few women lobbyists; if they’re there, it’s for something they strongly believe in, not just for financial gain.… But one comment by a female lobbyist really shocked me. She said, “Washington is a contact sport.” I asked, “What do you mean by that?” And she just said, “Well, it’s all men—and they’re very contact-y. They touch a lot.” Women say that’s just part of the game. GLAMOUR: That is shocking. Jessica, one of my favorite scenes is when your character is asked by her boss and a National Rifle Association representative to “trick” female voters into switching their views on guns.

She laughs in those men’s faces. It was— JC: Super cathartic, right? GLAMOUR: Totally. Do you think politicians underestimate women as a voting bloc? JC: Absolutely they do. AP: It’s not just politicians who underestimate us; we underestimate ourselves. We need to organize and figure out our own voice as a bloc, and stop doubting ourselves. G L AM O U R : Gugu, your character, Esme, gets death threats for her views on gun laws. At a time when everything in politics feels polarizing, how do we get to a place where we can have conversations and make progress? G M R : The only valid starting point is to understand what we all share—we have to find what we can all agree on. In the movie

their voices seem to get drowned out. JC: My grandmother used to say, “Sometimes the loudest person in the room doesn’t know what they’re talking about.” Or isn’t secure enough in his or her own views to be able to listen to others. AP: Your grandmother sounds like a smart lady! GLAMOUR: Alison, your character couldn’t care less about politics. She’s actually trying to get out of politics. What would you say to people who are passionate about issues yet don’t want to get involved? A P: I’d say: Have a kid. You obviously shouldn’t have a baby just to get politically active, but I’m eight and a half months pregnant, and I swear, thinking about an actual very real future for a tiny person is a game changer. And I can’t even vote in this country! G M R : Me neither! I will say: I was working in the States when Brexit was going on back home in England. I often think that maybe I got a little complacent on the situation since I wasn’t physically there. That’s when I realized, Wow, anything is possible. AP: Right. I just saw Kamala Harris [senator-elect from California] speak—she should run for queen of the world—and she was talking about how every generation has these battles to fight, in their own way, in their own time. These battles don’t go away. Sitting out of politics isn’t really an option if you don’t want things to slide. G L A M O U R : The idea of putting conviction over personal ambition comes up a lot in the film. Can you relate? JC: I no longer think in terms of, Ooh, this is a great role and what is it going to do for—actually, I’ve never really thought about what something is going to do for my career. But you listen to your agents who say, “This is a really great thing for you.” I spent a lot of the last five years on a set, and every once in a while you take stock of your life and look at what you’re doing. Now I just want to do what I feel is right in my heart. I want to be involved in a story that makes a difference. G L AMOUR: Do you think men and women will react differently to this film? JC: My gentleman friend was so excited by it.… He was on the edge of his seat. AP: True badassery has no gender.

“I spent a lot of the last five years on a set.… Now I just want to do what I feel is right in my heart.” —Jessica Chastain that is background checks [on gun buyers]. They may not solve everything, but at least it’s a way forward. AP: One thing that has gone away from civil discussion in America is this idea that our neighbors are not out to ruin the world. We need to come at it from a civil place. Nobody wants anything bad to happen; the other side isn’t evil. G L AMOU R: It’s true: In one recent survey 83 percent of gun owners support measures like criminal background checks for everyone who wants to buy a firearm, yet 61

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The Power of an Outsider grew up in Annapolis, Maryland, a preppy, traditional military community a few minutes from the Naval Academy. I felt, at times, super different. I was young. Gay. Eccentric. A little guy. Those things made me feel insecure sometimes, but they also made me feel connected to other people who are different, who break conventions. I wasn’t interested in the “popular girl.” I was interested in the “cool girl” with tattoos or unique clothes. I worked in a hair salon, where I made friends with these two really individualistic girls. One had colorful hair; the other wore six-inch stilettos every day. They were so different, but they were proudly themselves. I was that way too: People were probably like, “Why is this little kid so confident?” I would need that self-belief. I studied fashion design in London and interned for British designers, but I broke into fashion at 21 in an unusual way: Project Runway. I was there to show how much I loved to create, but I became this character (so much so that Amy Poehler played me on Saturday Night Live). When Runway ended, I instantly had a brand without having a brand. Viewers wanted to buy a piece of Christian Siriano, and I had nothing to sell them. I had to hit the ground running, quickly figuring out how to create product and sell it to stores. Unfortunately I didn’t have much industry support. My network was in London; I was living in New York. I had no mentors nearby. I knew no one. People in the industry who knew of me found it strange that I broke through on TV. I was never a fashion darling, whom the industry rallied around. There were buyers who were like, “Eh, no, not for us,” and editors who never showed up to see a collection, let alone pull my designs. If I had waited to get a 10-page magazine spread, I would still be waiting.

Mr. Feel Good Siriano made a name for himself dressing women of all ages, races, and body types.

So I asked myself, If you don’t have the typical model of success, being in the coolest store, dressing the It Girl, appearing in every fashion magazine, what do you do? Give up? No. I had to do my own thing, or I wouldn’t have a business. And I did just that: In my first year, I got a high-end retailer, Saks, to sell my collection, but I also took on a mass opportunity, designing shoes and purses for Payless. Some designers might have had reservations about that move, but I was so excited to have designs in thousands of stores! I focused not on dressing It Girls but rather on girls who were iconic to me. I dressed new faces, who have a harder time securing designer looks. I saw Gaga perform in ’08 and outfitted her for one of her first TV spots. I didn’t know she’d become Lady Gaga! I just thought she was cool. And I always championed body inclusivity. Still do. People noticed that last year when I sent plus-size models down my

runway, launched a line with Lane Bryant, and designed Leslie Jones’ dress for the Ghostbusters premiere. Leslie couldn’t find a designer to dress her, and unfortunately I hear stories like hers a lot. But whether it’s Leslie or Gwyneth Paltrow, I don’t think about a woman’s size when I dress her. I ask myself, Am I a fan? Now people in and out of fashion are coming around. My line got picked up by retailers like Moda Operandi last year. We’re dressing up-and-comers and major girls. Nine women wore my looks to the Emmys! Michelle Obama wore one of my designs. And I’m a Council of Fashion Designers of America member to boot. I’ve found an exciting, new model of success. I think that kid in Annapolis believed something great would happen for him in art. But I don’t think he could have imagined being a part of something bigger. I get to be a voice of inclusivity. I get to bring people along for the ride with me. And I’m not done yet!


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Meet Your Hosts Maria Borges, Soo Joo Park, and Emily DiDonato, from left, get ready for an epic night. Their soundtrack? “Old-school hip-hop is always good,” Park says. 65

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Come on In For New Year’s—or any special occasion—go for luxe velvet in unexpected color pairings, like those of our hosts, Maria, Emily, and Soo Joo, and their guests, from left, models Jegor Venned, 18, and Sam Way, 28. On Maria: Sies Marjan dress, stole. Eddie Borgo earrings. On Emily: Bottega Veneta coat, dress. On Soo Joo: Theory jacket, tunic. For all men’s looks, see page 98. To keep platinum hair healthy, try Redken Blonde Idol BBB Spray ($20,

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Go Short Never underestimate the power of a bold ’do. Soo Joo and Emily test-drive a zerocommitment chop (get your own at From left: Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta dresses. On both: Fallon chokers. Carolina Amato gloves. For graphic liner, try L’Oréal Paris Infallible Super Slim Liquid Eyeliner ($9, at drugstores).


Or Go Long The twin sisters of Urban Bush Babes lifestyle website, TK Wonder, left, and Cipriana Quann, 29, show us how it’s done. “Our go-to accessory is confidence,” says TK Wonder. Adds Cipriana: “And our hair!” Oscar de la Renta dresses. 69


Dance Dance Revolution Tonight’s gonna be a good night! Movement artist Lil Buck, 28, and The Breaks actress and dancer Teyana Taylor, 26 (you know her from Kanye’s “Fade” video), throw down with, from left: Adam Kenworthy, 30, a chef of plant-based cuisine; Jegor; model (and Bob Dylan’s grandson) Levi Dylan, 22; Aurora James, 32, creative director behind African footwear line Brother Vellies; artist and influencer Felicity Hayward, 28; Emily; model Sabina Karlsson, 28; La La Land actress Jessica Rothe, 23; Sam; Soo Joo; musician Ian Mellencamp, 33; and Maria. On Felicity: Hanro of Switzerland tank. On Sabina: Calvin Klein tank. On Jessica: Levi’s jacket. On Teyana: Calvin Klein Underwear bra, thong. Re/ Done jeans. On Soo Joo: Lacausa camisole. Re/Done skirt. On Maria: Alexander Wang jacket. Calvin Klein Underwear bra. Levi’s jeans. 71

Pretty Little Layers Every good party demands a quick costume change! Emily and Maria toughen up ladylike lace with stitched leather‌ On Emily: Altuzarra jacket, dress. Laruicci earrings. On Maria: Carven sweater, skirt. Justine Clenquet earrings. Tuleste barbell earring Altuzarra belt. Dior bracelets.


Performance Pieces …and then zip into the season’s high-concept sportswear with Soo Joo. On Emily: Ellery shirt, pants. On Maria: Céline top, pants. On Soo Joo: Louis Vuitton dress, skirt, sandals. For glowing, even skin, try Maybelline New York Fit Me! Dewy + Smooth Foundation ($8, at drugstores). 73

Dark Romance Israeli musical trio A-WA, from left, sisters Liron, 31, Tair, 33, and Tagel Haim, 27—yes, the other Haim—channel spring with moody blooms. 74

From left: BCBGeneration, Dior, LPA dresses.

Soo Joo, Emily, and Maria with vintageclothing curator Sami Miró, 29, far right, and Mr. Robot actor and artist Joey Bada$$, 21. “I’m usually in the corner at a party,” says Joey. “I’ll find me a nice little corner, and I’ll just stay there.” On Soo Joo: Giambattista Valli dress. Wilfred for Aritzia blouse (worn under dress). On Maria: Tory Burch dress. On Emily: Marni top, skirt. On Sami: Rochas strapless dress. Wilfred for Aritzia blouse. 75

Party Hoppers Athleisure goes after-hours in bright colors. Bonus: Add surprising details, like a pleated skirt for a retro vibe, or high-top creepers for dancing like Lil Buck. The Dolls’ Margot, 25, left, and Mia Moretti, 31, are ready to turn up the volume. “If I have people with good energy around,” says Maria, “I definitely show off.” On Margot: Miu Miu jacket, crop top, shorts. Dior pumps. On Mia: Prada coat. Dior pumps. On Maria: Prada top, skirt, headband, socks. M Missoni sandals. On Emily: Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh crewneck, skirt. On Soo Joo: Maison Margiela anorak, sweater, shirt, skirt. Prada headband.

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On Justine: DKNY dress, pants. Stuart Weitzman shoes. On Tracy: Protagonist dress. Banana Republic pants. Alexander Wang shoes. On Soo Joo: Jil Sander dress. White House Black Market pants. Mansur Gavriel mules. On Emily: Equipment dress. Talbots pants. Paco Rabanne shoes. On Carlotta: CĂŠdric Charlier dress, pants. Stuart Weitzman shoes. On Maria: Narciso Rodriguez tunic, pants. Boss loafers.


Give ’Em the Slip (Over Pants!) “We all have similar taste,” “Collide” singer Justine Skye, 21, far left, says of her squad here, from left, filmmaker Tracy Antonopoulos, 30; Soo Joo; Emily; artist Carlotta Kohl, 24; and Maria. “We just embrace the fact that we’re gonna be twins some nights.” 79

Rave Reviews When it comes to pulling off the season’s colorful club-kid separates, Maria, Soo Joo, and Emily know that mixing things up is essential. On Maria: Miu Miu crop top, sweater, skirt, socks, shoes. On Soo Joo: Gucci jacket, dress, tights, bag (on table). On Emily: Marc Jacobs dress, blouse, boots. On Felicity: Dior coat, worn as dress. Miu Miu heels. On Mia: Alix turtleneck. Gypsy Sport pants. On Margot: Kenzo jacket, pants. Miu Miu shoes. On Mela: M Missoni sweater, pants. Dior boots.


Super-Smize Me Flex-dancing duo (and real-life couple) Mela Murder, 26, and Kaner Flex, 21—here with The Dolls, rapper Derek Drummond, 21, and Felicity—add their own final touch: “You gotta remember to serve that face,” says Mela. (For their full glossary of flex terms, flip to page 95.) 81

Set Dressing Instagram-famous goldendoodles—from left, Samson (@samsonthedood), Neptune (@neptunethedoodle), and Hudson (@hudsonthegoldendoodle)—are no match for the season’s boldest, get-noticed bags and shoes (and socks!). 82

From left: Miu Miu socks, shoes. Gucci bag, tights; YRU shoes; Jennifer Fisher ring. Anya Hindmarch backpack; Miu Miu socks, shoes. Miu Miu hat, shoes; Fogal of Switzerland tights; W. Kleinberg belt; Eddie Borgo rings; Jennifer Fisher pinky ring. Bally bag; Marc Jacobs boots; RetrouvaĂ­ ring. Mark Cross backpack; Look From London Hosiery tights; Gucci boots; Express skirt. On floor: Jimmy Choo bag. Miu Miu pumps. 83

Black-Tie Breaker The martinis may be stiff, but evening suiting doesn’t have to be! Proof, from left: Bon AppÊtit editor-in-chief Adam Rapoport, 47; Sam; singer-songwriter Niia, 29; model Peter Brant Jr., 22; Emily; shoe designer Paul Andrew, 37; Felicity; Joey; and Maria.


On Niia: Boss jumpsuit. Stuart Weitzman heels. On Emily: Dolce & Gabbana jacket, pants, clutch. Tome blouse. Roger Vivier sandals. On Felicity: Dolce & Gabbana cape. Glamour x Lane Bryant slip. Giuseppe Zanotti Design heels. On Maria: Veronica Beard dress. Boss loafers. 85

Last Call One night, endless options! Maria and Emily close out the party with DVF chief creative officer and taste maker Jonathan Saunders, 39, who suggests pairing shine with a fur-trimmed trench (on Maria) and a floral wrap skirt (on Emily). From left: Diane von Furstenberg jacket, dress, collar; top, skirt.


Seeing Spots The girls cap off the night with a classic print, a glass of bubbly, and some arm candy: model Francisco Lachowski, 25. “I like dancing my face off, having fun, going home, and passing out,� Emily says. Bonne nuit, people. Carolina Herrera dresses. See Glamour Shopper for more information. Models: Emily DiDonato, Soo Joo Park, Maria Borges at IMG; hair: Rolando Beauchamp at The Wall Group; makeup: Serge Hodonou at Frank Reps; manicures: Rica Romain at LMC Worldwide; grooming: Alicia Campbell at See Management; production: Red Hook Labs; prop stylist: Bette Adams at Mary Howard Studio. 87

Party Ain’t Over Yet!

Felicity Goes

Rogue How did Felicity Jones, 33, land the biggest role of the year, as the leader of a band of rebels in the new Star Wars film Rogue One? If her nickname Tiny Warrior is any indication, by fighting for it. By Karen Valby Photographs by Patrick Demarchelier Fashion editor: Jillian Davison rowing up, I always felt that the Star Wars films belonged to the boys, no matter how much I played with lightsabers or wore my hair like Princess Leia’s. When the galaxy finally expanded to accommodate a female lead—Daisy Ridley’s Rey—in 2015’s The Force Awakens, I rejoiced. Now Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which takes place 34 years prior to Rey’s rise, thrusts another bold woman front and center: Felicity Jones’ Jyn Erso. Jones’ character is rash, assertive, and unrestrained—messy, thrilling traits that too few actresses get to tap into in big-budget action movies. Jones well understands how Jyn changes the game: As a little girl in a town outside of Birmingham, England, she dreamed not of saving planets but of playing love-struck Ariel from The Little Mermaid. Today, at age 33, the Oxfordeducated actress is officially getting her turn as a new kind of Disney princess: “a very contemporary, kick-ass princess,” she says. Jones has built a résumé deep with roles of take-charge women like Jyn. Last fall she played a doctor one mental leap ahead of Tom Hanks’ smarty-pants professor in Inferno; next up she’s a mother desperate to shield her son from the ugliness of her cancer in A Monster Calls. (Her raw, intelligent performance could earn her a second Oscar nod; she received her first in 2015 for her portrayal of Jane Hawking in The Theory of Everything.) Says the self88

proclaimed feminist: “What I love in my work is showing a fullsided woman, women who are strong but flawed.” Though Jones is blanketing the big screen, she goes unnoticed by almost everyone at the cramped London coffee shop where we meet, save the winking barista who asks me if the famous woman is “good people.” She is. In person Jones is both impossibly lovely and pleasantly ordinary. She carries herself with a graceful oldschool reserve, protecting the privacy of her life offscreen, a decision based in her desire for audiences to immerse themselves in her films. “When I go to the cinema, the less I know about the person, the more I can invest in them as characters,” she says. But Jones isn’t aloof: She spoke to me with conviction about the Force, feminism, and fighting to bring brainy women to the screen. GLAMOUR: You started acting as a kid. How did you persuade your parents to let you go on these auditions? FELICITY JONES: They never put up huge obstacles. But there was an emphasis on getting a good education. So I would work as hard as possible at school so I could keep acting alongside. It started off as a hobby.… Most of the time I was in the background. I never played [the Virgin] Mary. I was always kind of the third angel. GLAMOUR: Where did you get your work ethic? FJ: My mother [was in advertising and] worked incredibly

The Force of Felicity “I’m small. I’m petite,” says Jones. “But I’m a bit of a fighter inside.” Dior top, dress, briefs, flats. 89

Act One “I never played [the Virgin] Mary,” says Jones of her childhood roles in holiday plays. “I always played the third angel.” Christopher Kane top. Want radiant skin like hers? Try Dior Diorskin Forever Foundation ($50,



hard when she was bringing us up. She was a working mother and a working single parent. [Jones’ parents divorced when she was a child; she lived with her mom.] That instills in you a sense of determination. But my father [a journalist] is a feminist as well. He talked to us about school and work, and also gave us a strong sense of identity in terms of finding, What do you want to do? G L AMOUR: Was it important to you, even as a kid, to make your own money? FJ: I always had a very strong sense of independence. I really liked being able to buy my Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill album. I wore that as a badge of honor. I love not having to rely on anyone. GLAMOUR: Was there a character you really wanted to play as a kid? FJ: The first film I ever saw at the cinema was The Little Mermaid, so I wanted to be Ariel. Now I am playing a Disney princess. [Disney bought the rights to Star Wars from George Lucas in 2012.] A very contemporary, kick-ass Disney princess! GLAMOUR: Did you watch the Star Wars films as a kid? Who introduced you to them? FJ: My boy cousins used to sit my older brother and me down and take us through a film-studies course. It included Tremors, The Goonies, and, of course, Star Wars. That was when it began: sitting cross-legged watching as the opening crawl goes up the screen. GLAMOUR: What was your audition process like for Jyn? FJ: My agent called me up and said, “There is a tremendous female lead in the new Star Wars film, and I think you’re really going to like it.” The opportunity to play someone determined, who’s trying to find her skills as a leader; to be in a fantasy movie; to be able to do a leading female role in a film of that scale—that’s very, very rare. G L AMOU R: In a Rogue One trailer, Jyn is described as reckless, aggressive, and undisciplined. Those are traits we’ve grown accustomed to seeing in male heroes, but they aren’t traits we usually get to see in our female heroes. FJ: She’s a bit of a wounded animal when you meet her. There were moments when she’s been blown over, she’s scrambling to get up, and she falls. It’s important that she’s not perfect. [The director] Gareth [Edwards] and I, we want to see her being a human being. GLAMOUR: You could describe Han Solo using those same words. FJ: She’s obviously completely her own woman, but I felt like [she] was a rather beautiful blend of Luke Skywalker and Han Solo— and that came up in discussions around designing the costume. GLAMOUR: She does have that Han Solo–esque belt! Gwendoline Christie, who played the first female Star Wars villain in The Force Awakens, said she loved how her character’s costume was sort of defeminized, utilitarian. Was yours always going to be the same way, or did you have to push back against attempts to sex it up? FJ: Not for a second. Everyone wanted to create a character that was not in any way objectified. We didn’t want to sexualize Jyn. GLAMOUR: So there’s no moment where Jyn is suddenly a prisoner in a gold bikini. FJ: No way. [Laughs.] We don’t even see Jyn’s arms! That’s not her priority. She’s a survivor, and she has a mission to complete. GLAMOUR: That’s a big deal to me, as somebody who grew up on the early films—that there’s not an eye candy moment for teenage boys to jerk off to. FJ: Gareth said very early on, “I want guys to watch it and be like, ‘I want to be Jyn!’” A female friend of mine said, “I love that Jyn looks how we look, with trousers and a long-sleeved top.” We aren’t in hot pants. When do women walk around wearing hot pants? G L AMOUR: Rarely. In the first big trailer, five of the 10 lines of dialogue are spoken by women, suggesting that the year’s big-

gest tentpole passes the Bechdel test [which rates films based on whether two female characters talk to each other about something other than a man]. Were your feminist needs met by this movie? FJ: I’ve always been a feminist, and what I love in my work is being able to explore a full-sided woman and not patronize her. Particularly with Jyn, it’s such a rare opportunity to be able to play a female who’s not just thinking about [romantic] relationships. GLAMOUR: Do you feel any relief in not being the first Star Wars female lead? Does it feel like Daisy Ridley’s Rey in The Force Awakens did a lot of work at putting gender wariness to bed? FJ: Absolutely. And I hope now with Rogue One we’re in a place where of course women are going to be leading action films as well Presenting: Jyn Erso Jones’ character—here with costar Diego Luna—leads the mission to steal the Death Star plans in Rogue One.

“My mother was very much like, ‘You’re not going to be defined by how you look. It’s going to be about what you do.’ ” as men. I feel like Sigourney Weaver in Alien and Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games, and then obviously Daisy in The Force Awakens, all passed on the baton. GLAMOUR: Daisy’s character didn’t initially get her own action figure, an omission [The Force Awakens’ director] J.J. Abrams called preposterous and wrong. How did you feel onstage at the Star Wars Celebration, holding up Jyn Erso’s action figure? FJ: It felt really momentous of how far we’ve come from when I was growing up. Playing with Barbies… GLAMOUR: My mother wouldn’t allow me to have Barbies. FJ: No, nor was I! [Laughs.] I was a tomboy running around in the garden. I used to play on a local cricket team. I grew up with all boy cousins, for the most part, and my brother. My mother was in the kind of late-sixties, early-seventies origins of female emancipation. And she was very much like, “You’re not going to be defined by how you look. It’s going to be about who you are and what you do.” GLAMOUR: I heard that people call you Tiny Warrior. How did you earn that nickname? 91

Setting Boundaries “I put every ounce of myself into my work,” says Jones, “but also it’s important that I don’t miss every single wedding of my best friends.” Proenza Schouler dress. Pierre Hardy heels.

FJ: I’m small. I’m petite. But I’m a bit of a fighter inside. In my work I fight for, I hope, showing women in a true way. They’ve got brains. GLAMOUR: That’s true of your new string of roles. Is that deliberate? FJ: I’ve never taken a role where I don’t like a person on the page. Sometimes there are changes that need to be made. GLAMOUR: Have you suggested a change to a character? FJ: I’m keen [to make sure] that the woman isn’t asking too many questions. Sometimes that can be an issue—she’s always asking questions and never speaking in statements. GLAMOUR: Women at times finish our sentences on an up— FJ: Delivering it up, as though you’re not sure of what you’re saying. Exactly. So you have to think: I know the answer to this question. I don’t need to ask. I can state. But I’ve been very lucky. Directors I’ve worked with have been very amenable to changes. GLAMOUR: How else do you negotiate? Before you accepted Inferno, you said you needed certain days off so you could be present for your sister-in-law’s delivery when her baby came. FJ: I’m keen to have balance, as much as possible. I put every ounce of myself into my work, but also it’s important that I don’t miss every single wedding of my best friends. I couldn’t do what I do without my friends and family. GLAMOUR: Your friend Polly Stenham, the playwright, described you as “hellishly funny.” Who makes you laugh? FJ: My friends, my family, my boyfriend [British commercial director Charles Guard].


GLAMOUR: When was the last time you really laughed at a TV show or a movie? FJ: I both laughed and cried at Girls. I just have such, such respect for Lena [Dunham, the creator and star of the show]. And I got to actually be in it, which was fantastic. GLAMOUR: Back to how you fight for yourself: Jennifer Lawrence and Patricia Arquette have advocated for equal pay. Do you feel comfortable talking about money? One report says you made twice as much as your male costars for Rogue One. FJ: I want to be paid fairly for the work that I’m doing. That’s what every single woman around the world wants. We want to be paid on parity with a man in a similar position. And I think it’s important to talk about it.… It’s brave of those women to come forward and make a point about it. Now younger actresses will have a confidence in those discussions with their agents and be able to say, “Can we make sure that I’m being paid the right amount for the work that I’m doing?” GLAMOUR: I want to talk about another great movie you’re in, A Monster Calls. You play a mother who is sick with cancer, but she is more than the “mom with cancer.” FJ: Lizzie is still a bit of a child herself. She’s not always sweet and light. To cope with what’s happening, she’s quite tough. GLAMOUR: She’s quite physically stripped down too. FJ: I hate it when, in films, the girl looks perfect in every shot. It’s quite nice if there’s a bit of dark circles underneath the eyes, if we see the reality of the situation that the person is going through. I was so obsessed with all the details. We wanted to show her illness through how her hair changes. So very quickly, the “How do I look?” thing goes out the window. Those moments when you don’t feel self-conscious, when you escape that, are when you produce something meaningful. G L AM O U R : It’s nice to hear an actress say she feels least self-conscious when she’s not looking her most glamorous. FJ: I do, particularly. GLAMOUR: You’re English. Let’s close with a speed round of English versus American culture. Favorite British versus American beer? FJ: I cannot stand beer. But I love wine. I was in Napa recently. Delicious wines. GLAMOUR: What’s a British vice, versus an American vice? FJ: The British vice is overthinking before we speak, which is really annoying. I love the way that, in America, people are more straightforward. The American vice would be sometimes speaking too loudly. You can always hear American people on the trains! GLAMOUR: Favorite British versus American fashion house? FJ: I love Alexander McQueen and Erdem. And American, I love Proenza Schouler and Calvin Klein. Classic. GLAMOUR: Classic. FJ: [Reaches into her pocket.] And I’ve just realized I have the blaster [from Jyn’s action figure]. This is Jyn’s Lego blaster! GLAMOUR: Why do you have that in your pocket? FJ: Because somebody gave me a Lego doll of Jyn yesterday. I’m going to keep holding on to it. GLAMOUR: Use that as your talisman to protect yourself. FJ: Exactly. You’re right, I will. I will. Jyn will help me now.

Karen Valby has written for The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, and Fast Company.

Money, Honey “I want to be paid fairly for the work that I’m doing,” says Jones. “That’s what every single woman around the world wants.” Alexander McQueen dress. For blown-out volume like hers, try Garnier Fructis Style Smooth Blow-Dry ($4, at drugstores). See Glamour Shopper for more information. Hair: Teddy Charles at The Wall Group; makeup: Mary Greenwell at Premier Hair and Makeup; manicure: Alexandra Falba at Mercenaire; production: ProdN Paris. 93

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After the Party There’s the…

AFTER-PARTY GUIDE How to have your best night ever? Our VIPs have some ideas.

What’s Inside




Party Purse?

BRANT Jr. The man about town (seen on page 84) gives a master class in mingling.

The model (seen on page 70) empties her clutch.


1. A pack of Simply Gum ($3,, which is perfect after sushi, Karlsson’s go-to meal before “a night of dancing,” she says. 2. Pressed powder, like Bobbi Brown’s Nude Finish Illuminating Powder in Buff ($50,, “in case I get shiny or sweaty, which I kind of always get,” Karlsson says. 3. Her iPhone, in a party-proof case, of course (Sterling Kane iPhone case, $95, “I use Uber every day—especially if I’m wearing high heels.” 4. Lip gloss, like Surratt Beauty Lip Lustre in Au Naturelle ($32,, for just a touch of shine. As a model, she says, “it’s refreshing not to have a full face of makeup on when you’re not working.” 5. Hudsalve balm ($8, bestmadeco .com) to keep lips healthy: “They used it in the army back in the day,” Karlsson says. “I get tons when I go home to Sweden.”



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Proenza Schouler clutch ($950, Proenza Schouler, NYC, 212-420-7300)

GLAMOUR: What should you do if you’re alone at a lackluster party? PETER BRANT: Introduce yourself to some hilarious people. It doesn’t matter if you have anything in common. GLAMOUR: How do you know you’ve had one too many drinks? PB: I get a little loud. My brother will be like, “Volume.” It’s easy to get carried away because drinking makes everybody more easygoing, especially when people are so predisposed to dislike one another. GLAMOUR: Really? PB: Trust me—I put together a lot of dinner parties.



How to Make the Perfect Party

Cipriana Quann& TK Wonder


The Urban Bush Babes (seen on page 69) tell it like it is.

When Adam Kenworthy isn’t doing cameos as Carole Radziwill’s boyfriend on The Real Housewives of New York City, the chef (seen on page 70) is busy whipping up his “crowd-pleaser” appetizer: tostones and guacamole. “It reminds me of my days surfing in Latin America,” he says. Same…? 1 tbsp. coconut oil 2 green plantains 2 fresh avocados 1 tomato 1/ 4 red onion 1/ 2 jalapeno ˜ 2 tbsp. cilantro Juice of 1–2 limes Tostones: Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Slice plantains as thick as your fingertip and brown 3 to 5


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GLAMOUR: What’s your number-one piece of hosting advice? CIPRIANA QUANN: Don’t overplan, because when things are too rigid, nothing ever goes right. Oh, and don’t make people take off their shoes. TK WONDER: It’s the worst when you show up like, “Honey, I got my right shoes on,” and the host is like, “No shoes.” GLAMOUR: What do you consider to be the ultimate party foul? TK WONDER: Looking around to see who else is there. CIPRIANA: Don’t be concerned about [networking]…. Just talk to good people, regardless of their position. —Kate Branch

minutes per side. Remove from pan and mash flat with bottom of a drinking glass. Season with salt and pepper, then return to pan and cook 3 minutes more per side. Guacamole: Scoop avocados into a bowl, mash, and mix in finely chopped tomato, red onion, cilantro, and jalapeño. Add lime juice and salt to taste. Spoon onto tostones. Blow people’s minds.

TK Wonder, left, and Cipriana

How to Move (or at Least Talk) Like


A handy picto-glossary to all things flex—the contortion-heavy rhythmic dance that originated in Brooklyn dance halls—courtesy of the dancing duo (seen on page 81) Bone-Breaking A name for hyperfocused moves like the jump rope, the dead arm, and, shown at left, shoulder dislocations. “It’s an illusion,” says Murder, who has toured with Major Lazer. “Obviously we’re not actually breaking our bones.”

Connects When your own hands—or your and a partner’s hands—line up to “create shapes and lines,” says Flex, whom you may recognize from Calvin Klein’s spring 2016 campaign with FKA Twigs.

Head Tops A cooler name for headstands. Even when pregnant (five months at the time of our shoot), Murder calls the inversion “so comfortable.” —K.B. 95



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Mr. Robot actor and artist

Joey Bada$$ Hey, Soo Joo and Emily: Would you wear the shoot’s extreme beauty IRL? “I love this orange-red wig so much I actually sent a picture to my agent. I always like the cool factor—hair is just one way to express that.” —Soo Joo Park

“No, but it is fun to get into character. Every time we change, we’re a different person. Like, I know who this person is! I’ve seen her at a party.” —Emily DiDonato

(seen on page 75) GLAMOUR: What’s your favorite look for a night on the town? JOEY BADA$$: I like comfort, for sure. But if I’m going out to a party, I’ve probably got on some real heavy-duty biker jeans or cargoes with combat boots and an oversize hoodie. GLAMOUR: You don’t get sweaty like that? J B: I don’t really trip about sweating. As long as I’m feeling myself, I set the temperature.


Songs That Will Make Anyone Dance, Courtesy of the DJ Duo

THE DOLLS (seen on page 81)

The No-Frills


Bon Appétit boss Adam Rapoport (seen on page 84) shares the recipe for a cocktail that “absolutely anyone can make because it’s so easy.”

1 part gin 1 part Campari 1 part sweet vermouth

Not Above Love AlunaGeorge

Cranes in the Sky Solange

Blended Family

(What You Do for Love) Alicia Keys feat. A$AP Rocky

No Problem Chance the Rapper feat. Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz

Woman Diana Gordon

Pour ingredients into an old-fashioned glass with lots of ice and an orange twist. Or, if you wanna get all fancy with it, pour the booze into a shaker with lots of ice, shake, and strain into a coupe or martini glass.

As Crazy As It Is ZHU, A-Trak, and Keznamdi

Shakedown Equal feat. Seja

The Greatest Sia feat. Kendrick Lamar

Habib Galbi

ADAM’S PARTY TIP “Always invite more people than you think. Half the people who say they’re going to come to a party aren’t going to come.”



Sexual NEIKED feat. Dyo


Fade Kanye West

Teyana Taylor’s 3 Shortcuts to a Killer Night Out

The “Fade” video standout and star of VH1’s upcoming hip-hop drama The Breaks (seen on page 71) gives us her party pointers.


Assess the location. “We going to a club? Then we know we’ve got to dress comfortable, because we’ve got to be ready to break it down,” Taylor says. “I’m the best partygoer ever because I take it seriously.”




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Adhere to the dress code.


“I don’t half-ass; if it’s a black-tie event, I go all out. For the seventies party we had for my mom, I was seventies from head to toe.”

The movement artist (seen on page 70) comes alive in the nighttime. “When I go out to parties and stuff, I know that I can bust some shit out and shut it down at any given moment. I know it’s not fair, but I can actually control the party with my moves. The body roll is a good starting place. Just that sway— it’s that rock motion, that swinging. It’s real cool and real chill and just, like, not too much. It’s the bounce in the legs, sort of bending your knees a little bit, and there, you’re hitting a little Drake.”


Fuel up before you get down. “I like a full meal,” Taylor says. “Before the club, I like fried chicken, macaroni, collard greens. I just don’t like vegetables and onions, and relish. I like those flavors, but I don’t like the texture. I just don’t eat stuff that I can’t spell, pronounce…or define.”

3 Is the Magic Number

The genesis story behind a trio of Insta-famous (220K followers and counting!) goldendoodles (seen on pages 82–83)

From left: Hudson, Neptune, and Samson

Hudson and his owner, account manager Raquel Clubwala, met Samson and his mom, medical resident Jess Fokides, at an NYC dog park. They

connected with Annie Trombatore, a VP of product at Thrillist, when she bought Neptune from Hudson’s breeder. “At the root of it, we all like to hang

out and drink wine,” Trombatore says. “It’s a plus that the dogs get along too.” Follow @hudsonthedood, @samsonthedood, and @neptunethedoodle. 97

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All the info you need to buy the stuff you love in this month’s issue Cover

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.com. Calvin Klein T-shirt, $40, Rag & Bone Standard Issue jeans, $225, rag Boots, $368, thefrey On Jegor: Calvin Klein T-shirt, $40, calvinklein .com. Levi’s Made & Crafted jeans, On Levi: His own clothing and accessories. On Lil Buck: T-shirt, hat, Levi’s jacket, jeans, similar styles at On Sam: Levi’s jacket, pants, Vintage boots, Early Halloween, NYC. On Ian: His own clothing and shoes. Page 72: Altuzarra jacket, $3,195,; dress, $1,795, Earrings, $78, Coach 1941 bandana, $195, Tights, $53, Carven sweater, $390, skirt, $450, Altuzarra belt. Justine Clenquet Jewellery hoop earrings, $80 for one, justine Coral earring, $40 for pair, Bracelets, $2,450 each, Dior stores. Coach 1941 bandana, $195, Page 73: Ellery shirt, $1,310, pants, $990, Céline top, $2,650, pants, $1,000, Céline, NYC. Dress, skirt, sandals, $1,193, select Louis Vuitton stores. Page 74: Dress, $158, bcbgeneration .com. Turban, $88, Ben-Amun by Isaac Manevitz large brooch, Other brooches: R.J. Graziano, $75 each, Earrings, $310, Ring, $55, Tights, $20, Heels, $745, tabithasimmons .com. Dress, $5,700, Dior stores. Headwrap, $88, Ben-Amun by Isaac Manevitz Swarovski-crystal brooch, $370, Other brooches: R.J. Graziano, $15–$35 each, Earrings, $250, Tights, $20, look Tabitha Simmons heels, $695, Intermix, NYC. Dress, $298, lpathelabel .com. Turban, $60, Ben-Amun by Isaac Manevitz brooch, $320, Earrings, $330, Rings, from left: Noir Jewelry ring, $55, Retrouvaí ring, $575, Tights, $20, Heels, Page 75: Giambattista Valli dress, $3,295, Bergdorf Goodman, NYC. Blouse, $195, Turban hat, $149, jenniferouellette .com. Sarara Couture Vintage large brooch, $655 (sold with a ring as a set), sararacouture .com. Other brooches: R.J. Graziano, $15–$35 each, Earrings, $310, Hand jewelry chain, $1,150, select Gucci stores. Stéfére ring, $3,000,

select Saks Fifth Avenue. Ring, $2,600, Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini boots, $1,150, Alberta Ferretti stores. Dress, $795, Turban, $216, Ben-Amun by Isaac Manevitz large brooch, Other brooches, R.J. Graziano, $15–$35 each, Earrings, $175, Rochas dress, $2,390, moda Blouse, $195, Turban, $138, cult Ben-Amun by Isaac Manevitz brooch, $370, ben Earrings, $250, Tights, $20, look Top, $2,460, skirt, $1,520, Marni stores. Headwrap, $88, Ben-Amun by Isaac Manevitz large brooch with stones, $320, Other brooches: R.J. Graziano, $15–$35 each, Earrings, $330, Noir Jewelry blue ring, $100, Other rings, from left: Delfina Delettrez, $520,; $1,424, Tights, $20, Giuseppe Zanotti Design flats, $895, Giuseppe Zanotti Design stores. On Joey: Jacket, $554, pants, $476, Polo Ralph Lauren underwear. Bandana, Pages 76–77: Miu Miu jacket, crop top, $3,195, shorts, $745, Emilio Cavallini socks, $15, emilio Dior pumps, $1,240, select Dior stores. Prada coat, $3,470, Dior pumps, $1,240, select Dior stores. Prada top, $1,390, skirt, $1,390, headband, $110, socks, $210, Sarah Magid earrings, $148, MSGM bag, $273, Tuleste rings, $60 for set of two, M Missoni sandals, $595, select M Missoni stores. Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh crewneck, $480, select Barneys New York; skirt, $1,059, off---white .com. L.Erickson headband, $16, Robert Lee Morris Collection hoops, $165, Tuleste rings, $60 for set of two, tuleste .com. Maison Margiela anorak, $1,190, sweater, $940, shirt, $585, skirt, $1,095, select Maison Margiela stores. Prada headband, $110, Venus by Maria Tash small hoop, $117, Ippolita hoops, $1,695, Jennifer Fisher rings, $435 each, On Lil Buck: Prada coat, $1,400, tank, $410, Versace pants, $825, select Versace stores. Ordnry hat, for similar. Yeezy boots, yeezysupply .com for similar. Pages 78–79: DKNY dress, $598, pants, $498, select DKNY stores. Stuart Weitzman shoes, $3,998, stuart Protagonist dress, $480, Banana Republic pants, $110, Alexander Wang shoes, $595, alexander Jil Sander dress, $1,210, Totokaelo, NYC. White House Black Market pants, $89, Mansur Gavriel mules, $475, Opening Ceremony. Equipment dress, $258, Talbots pants, $90, Paco Rabanne shoes, $900, select Barneys

New York. Cédric Charlier dress, $990, pants, $720, Stuart Weitzman shoes, $398, stuart Narciso Rodriguez tunic, $2,495, neiman; pants, $1,095, in black at Bergdorf Goodman, NYC. Boss loafers, $495, hugo Pages 80–81: Miu Miu crop top, $1,445, sweater, $595, skirt, $595, socks, $230, shoes, $690, Sara Magid earrings, $148, sarah Roxanne Assoulin choker, $120, roxanneassoulin .com. Gucci jacket, $6,500, dress, $4,300, tights, $70, bag, $3,950, Venus by Maria Tash earrings, $117, $740, Roxanne Assoulin choker, $120, roxanneassoulin .com. YRU shoes, $95, Marc Jacobs dress, $17,000, blouse, $450, boots, $550, Marlo Laz earrings, $5,320, brokenenglish Dior coat (worn as dress), $10,500, select Dior stores. Oscar de la Renta ring, $275, select Nordstrom. Eddie Borgo rings, $225, select Nordstrom; $225, Fogal of Switzerland tights, $39, Miu Miu heels, $1,150, Alix turtleneck, $725, Gypsy Sport pants, $280, international R.J. Graziano pin, $35, YRU shoes, $90, Kenzo jacket, $900, pants, $680, Asia top. Erickson Beamon earrings, $503, similar styles at select Saks Fifth Avenue. Dsquared2 socks, shoes, M Missoni sweater, $795, pants, $695, select M Missoni stores. TIALS bra, $48, Venus by Maria Tash earrings, $230, $375, Tuleste barbell earring, $40 for pair, Marlo Laz earrings, $5,200, brokenenglishjewelry .com. Laruicci septum ring, $55, Dior boots, $1,750, select Dior stores. On Derek: Dsquared2 jacket, Dsquared2, Miami. Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh pants, $1,040, On Kaner: MSGM jacket, $550, pants, $315, Cheap Monday T-shirt, $70, urban LHN Jewelry razor necklace, $135, lhnjewelry .com. Gommus sneakers. On guy at far right: Kenzo hoodie, $400, pants, $400, Pages 82–83: Miu Miu crop top, $3,195, socks, $230, shoes, $890, Gucci bag, $3,950, tights, $70, Jennifer Fisher ring, $435, YRU shoes, $95, Anya Hindmarch backpack, $2,250, anya Miu Miu socks, $230, shoes, $690, W.Kleinberg belt, $160, wklien Eddie Borgo ring, $225, select Nordstrom; $225, Jennifer Fisher pinkie ring, $215, jenniferfisher Miu Miu hat, shoes, $1,150, Fogal of Switzerland tights, $39, fogal .com. Bally bag, $1,995, Bally, NYC. Retrouvaí ring, $2,070, Marc Jacobs boots, $550, Mark Cross backpack, $2,095, Look From London Hosiery tights, $24, Gucci boots, $2,150, Express skirt, $50, express .com. Jimmy Choo bag, $1,025, Miu Miu pumps, $1,170, Pages 84– 85: Boss jumpsuit, $845, hugo Eddie Borgo earrings, $150, select Neiman Marcus. Kavant & Sharart ring, $1,870, select Saks Fifth Avenue. Stuart Weitzman heels, $398, Dolce & Gabbana jacket, $2,895, bra, $545, pants, $945, clutch, $3,995, select Dolce & Gabbana stores. Tome blouse, $1,250, Vintage mask, Early Halloween, NYC. Fallon earrings, $260, fallonjewelry .com. Roger Vivier sandals, $1,200, Roger Vivier, NYC. Dolce & Gabbana cape, $3,795, select Dolce & Gabbana stores. Glamour x Lane Bryant slipdress, $100, glamour. Vintage mask, Early Halloween, NYC. Giuseppe Zanotti Design sandals, $710, Veronica Beard dress, $595, Jennifer Ouellette headband, $68, Fallon earrings, $375, fallonjewelry .com. Aerin scarf, $175, aerin .com. Gaspar Gloves gloves, $125, Vintage mask, Early Halloween, NYC. Boss loafers, $495, On Adam: Dsquared2 suit, $2,690, Billy Reid bow tie, $125, billyreid .com. Paul Andrew shoes, $765, On Sam: Theory jacket, $695, pants, $265, Louis Vuitton shirt, $595, louisvuitton .com. The Tie Bar bow tie, $19, Paul Andrew shoes, $895, select Barneys New York. On Peter: Dolce & Gabbana jacket, $2,245, shirt, $595, trousers, $775, select Dolce & Gabbana stores. Brooks Brothers bow tie, $60, Paul Andrew loafers, $695, paul On Joey: Dolce & Gabbana jacket, $3,475 with pants, select Dolce & Gabbana stores. Cheap Monday T-shirt, $40, Dior Homme pants, $870, Sandro boots, $695, sandro Pro Era bandana. Page 86: Diane von Furstenberg jacket, $798, dress, $1,300, collar, $698; top, $898, skirt, $548, Page 87: Carolina Herrera dress, $8,990, gown, $9,990, carolinaherrera .com. On Francisco: Louis Vuitton suit, $2,700, louisvuitton .com. Theory shirt, $195, theory .com. Alexander Olch tie, $160, Paul Andrew shoes, $725,

Felicity Goes Rogue

Page 89: Top, $1,400, dress, $23,000, briefs, $930, flats, $790, Dior stores. Page 90: Top, similar styles at christopher Page 92: Dress, $3,250, Proenza Schouler, NYC. Heels, $895, pierrehardy .com. Page 93: Dress, $8,895, Alexander McQueen, NYC.

All prices are approximate.

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The Glamour List

13 Resolutions Other People Really Need to Make This Year By Kimberly Bonnell & Pamela Redmond Satran


“As your boss, I’ll stop giving you those effed-up tasks that are more about making me look good than…well, fine, they’re actually only about making me look good.”

“Even though I work in a soul-sucking call center for a Multinational Company That Controls My and Your Life, I will be a human being when you finally get me on the line.”

10 “These committee meetings are such a waste of time. Let’s go have a beer instead.”

4 “I’m your friend! I won’t be jealous of your success. (OK, I will. But I’ll get over it.)”


“If I see you running, in heels, to catch my bus, I won’t slam the door shut and pull away right when you get there. As much fun as that would be for a jerk like me.”

“When I finally see Hamilton, I won’t gloat. (I might sing a few lines, but I won’t gloat.)”

5 “I’ll clean up after myself, because it’s true: You’re my roommate, not my mother.”


“From now on, I’ll seat women at the big comfy booths, not at that child-sized one-top under the AC vent.”

“I won’t steal your (adorable!) future baby name for my dog. Or my parrot. Or my boyfriend’s penis.” “No more Snapchats of me and all our other friends having fun at parties you weren’t invited to.”

12 “I promise my orgasm won’t make me forget you’re there in bed with me. Thirty-second zone-out, max!”

“I’m going to stop blasting the bass from my car. And revving the engine in a threatening way. In fact, I’m getting rid of the giant SUV that’s obviously compensating for my fears of sexual inadequacy.”

“When I want to break up, I won’t ghost you. I’ll go back to the gentle, old-fashioned way: I’ll text.” 99

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The Magic of Michelle

Michelle Obama is leaving the White House with a powerful legacy on issues like girls’ education (see page 14), but we’d like to pause here to salute her subtle, sometimes subversive sartorial choices. She championed previously unrecognized American 100

designers (see: Cuban-born designer Isabel Toledo), sported real-person retail (J.Crew!), and, in general, dressed not by the old First Lady rules but in the way women want to dress. Melania, you’ve got some mighty stylish shoes to fill.


A look back at eight years of memorable, masterful Dos. We’ll miss you, FLOTUS.

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