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WOMEN The Girls girls and 50 other female forces on owning

Your Look. Your Body. Your Happiness.

Your Future

Retro Babe page 120 Gucci dress.

Cover Reads & Hot Topics The “Powered by Women” Issue


This month Glamour is jam-packed with female photographers, writers, stylists, and other creators. Read about why we made this issue on page 86, then check out: 50+ Female Forces on Owning… • Your Look. Katy Perry and Jenna Lyons talk personal style (pages 25, 42) • Your Body. Stuntwomen and chefs share their secrets (page 63, 66); plus, female photographers redefine physical beauty (page 94)

• Your Happiness. The best love advice from feminists (pages 72, 82) • Your Future. Activists, voters, and descendants of suffragettes on moving forward (pages 77, 80)

Fashion 25 Katy’s Got Sole Katy Perry tells us about her bold new shoe line and her no-B.S. approach to life

98 In Girls We Trust The hit show is ending (tears), so its stars sat for the ultimate exit interview. Plus, Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner nominate the next generation of creative women on page 108

34 The Accessory Edit In this season? Galaxy-themed jewelry, bags, and shoes

116 Groomed! Meet the women who help leading men look like leading men

38 Three Writers. Three Sizes. Three Perfect Pairs of Jeans. We’re on a hunt for good denim

28 Shop the Trends Stock up on edgy stripes and bold spring florals

42 Ask an Expert J.Crew’s Jenna Lyons is back to solve your style dilemmas 110 Changing the Game The new way to rock athleisure 128 Glamour Dos & Don’ts Classic concert tees—rebooted!

Beauty 49 Curly Bangs, the Modern Way How to nail fringe on curly hair

52 Need a Makeup Refresh? Spring’s palettes have all you need 54 Meet Michelle Obama’s Secret Weapon In a Glamour exclusive, her makeup man talks about his time with her 58 Beauty for the Anime-Obsessed Glamour’s Jennifer Mulrow has you covered 3

How to up your eye game… page 52

120 ’80s Strong Staz Lindes— the new face of YSL Beauty— takes us back with ruffles, teased hair, and sparkle

Wellbeing 63 Fitness, According to Superheroes Secrets from stuntwomen!

66 Female Chefs Teach You to Cook These recipes helped them become culinary stars

Life 69 A Tale of Two Sisters Comedian Lianna Carrera’s story of growing up “boyish” with an ultra-girly sibling 72 Your Feminist Dilemmas, Solved The women of a secret girl group take on your relationship questions

74 Beware the Gender Investing Gap Not investing could be costing you $100 a day, says Sallie Krawcheck in her new book, Own It

Talk 77 Is It Safe to Talk Politics Yet? Are you…psyched? Curious? Scared? Women give their perspectives on politics now 80 In the News “My greatgrandmother was a suffragette”

...and nail your hair goals! page 49

82 “Kiss All the People You Want to Kiss” …and more advice from the stars of 20th Century Women

ON OUR COVER Girls’ Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet, Lena Dunham, and Jemima Kirke were photographed by Emma Summerton in New York City. Fashion editor: Jillian Davison; hair for Dunham: Rheanne White at Tracey Mattingly; hair for all others: Tamara McNaughton at Streeters; makeup for Dunham and Mamet: Romy Soleimani at Tim Howard Management; makeup for Williams and Kirke: Fulvia Farolfi at Bryan Bantry Agency; manicures: Alicia Torello at The Wall Group; producer: Elise Connett at JN Production; set designer: Viki Rutsch at Exposure NY. All actresses are wearing Marc Jacobs clothing and platforms. On Williams: H.Stern earrings. On Mamet: Sidney Garber earrings. On Kirke: Lynn Ban for Fenty x Puma ring. For Kirke’s bold lip, try CoverGirl Outlast All Day Custom Red Lip Color in Unique Burgundy ($8, at drugstores). For Mamet’s waves, try L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Air Dry It Wave Swept Spray ($5, at drugstores). See Glamour Shopper for more information. Read more about Dunham, Williams, Mamet, and Kirke on page 98.

Everything Else You Need 18 From Me to You 20 Friends of Glamour 22 @Glamourmag 126 Glamour Shopper 127 The Glamour List Fourteen totally legit expectations in love

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ere at Glamour we like to cheer women on. Female CEOs, female athletes, female firefighters; women who stick their neck out for things they care about—we’re for them. It’s in our job description! And when institutions don’t recognize the value of women, we cry foul. Sorry, Congress, but four men to every woman? Super outdated. Fortune 500 list, 19 male CEOs to every lady? NOT OK. So it was with some concern that earlier this fall I read the following statistics: Only 37 percent of the photographers we were using in our own print pages were female, and 32 percent of the hairstylists. (Forty-nine percent of makeup artists were female, but dismayingly the ratio got lower as the story got bigger.) Which of these past Glamour images was taken by a woman? All of them—as was every picture commissioned for While we employed female writthis issue. Clockwise from top left: Rihanna by Ellen von Unwerth, 2011; fashion by Pamela Hanson, 2007; fashion by Diane and Allan Arbus, 1943; Simone Biles by Nyra Lang, 2016; Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Lynsey Addario, ers almost exclusively, the visual 2012; Grace Kelly by Frances McLaughlin-Gill, 1955. content of the magazine—the stuff you look at—was more likely it’s part of the larger historical tendency to label men’s creative to be made by men. To be fair, we are not alone here: A review of endeavors—from novels to paintings to fashion photographs—as comparable magazines indicates that in fact we are pretty aver“artistic” or “important,” while women’s are considered “everyage. But it’s 2017. Gender equality is on all our minds, and gender equality doesn’t just happen at the CEO or president-of-America day” or “relatable.” (Which is bad why, exactly? But I digress.) level. It starts at home, and as I looked at those numbers, it was In fashion, creative women began being edged out after World pretty clear: Our home could use a shake-up. War II, when female-led couture houses were largely replaced by That shake-up begins with this issue, where, from first page to male-led ones, and the prevailing idea about fashion, says histolast, every photo we commissioned was created by women: photogrian Valerie Steele, became that “women are too close to it; they can only dress themselves. Men are the artists.” raphers, stylists, hair, makeup, everything. (We made an exception Let’s collectively call bullshit on that. Women and men alike for Michelle Obama’s makeup artist Carl Ray, who gives a lively exit can be adventurous, experimental, relatable, accessible, or interview on page 54 as he leaves the White House.) And Glamwildly artistic, and our vision of fashion and beauty and life will our plans to continue to increase our representation of women be richer when all our voices are heard. in creative-contributor roles meaningfully throughout 2017 and I can’t wait for Glamour to be part of that. Truth. beyond; we’ll report back to you on how we’re doing. (We’ll still include male talent, of course—we want and need the perspectives of enlightened men, including the many on our staff.) Oh, and by the way, if you’re wondering where the pattern of men creating women’s fashion pictures came from to begin Cindi Leive, editor-in-chief with? As writer Shaun Dreisbach superbly dissects on page 86, @cindi_leive 18



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Which Woman Powers Your Success? The contributors to this Powered by Women Issue cite their own secret forces.

“I admire women who shine in maledominated fields and then pull up other women with them. My personal heroes are Hillary Clinton, Ellen DeGeneres, Amy Poehler, and the woman currently developing a TV project with me— Wanda Sykes!”

“My mother is a driving force in my success. Her encouragement and support sustain me and keep me sane.” —Shanita Sims, who shot the athleisure looks in “Changing the Game,” page 110

“Every mom who’s supported my efforts to spotlight the genocide of Syrian children gets me through the toughest days.” —S.E. Cupp, near right, who co-moderates the political roundtable on page 77 with Krystal Ball, far right

“I’m powered by S.E.! She’s smart, principled, and funny as heck.” —K.B.


“I am influenced by women I meet IRL and on social media, writers I love, artists who move me, and politicians who fight the good fight.”

“My older sister, who has inspiring taste in music, fashion, and art. And my little half sister, who was born more grown-up than anyone else in the family. She has sage advice always.”

—Jenni Konner, who interviewed the cast of Girls on page 98

—Emma Summerton, who photographed our cover stars on page 98


—Lianna Carrera, who wrote “A Tale of Two Sisters,” page 69


What Advice Would You Give Your Middle-School Self?

The heavyweights at our 26th annual Women of the Year Awards share their wisdom.

Hot Takes on Our Winners… @gwenstefani captured my heart 26+ years ago—she was nvr “just a girl.” Congrats lady! —@earlywinters, via Twitter Kudos for honoring the Stanford sexual assault survivor as a Woman of the Year. What happened to her should not define her. I hope her eloquent words now will. —Nancy Maleki, Canton, Mich. So proud! Thank you @glamourmag for recognizing these beautiful and brave black pioneers! #BlackLives Matter! #ForTheLoveOfBlackGirls! —@UniquelyUSummit, via Twitter

“Take your time and enjoy every single moment as it comes.” —honoree Zendaya

“Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do something.” —honoree Simone Biles

“I had no idea what was coming, so maybe: Be grateful for the whole journey. Even for the tragic parts. Because I think without that you don’t grow.” —honoree Gwen Stefani

“Stop apologizing. I used to apologize for everything. Even if you made a mistake—own it, move on, it’s OK.” —summit panelist Jenna Lyons, right, with Instagram’s Eva Chen

I risk my life every day as a police officer. I do not ask for praise—I love my job. But I am out on Black Lives Matter protests all the time. It’s all derived by hate, yet you glorify the women of Black Lives Matter. I’m very disappointed. —Tara, Philadelphia Many of you took issue with our naming Bono our first Man of the Year. Tweeted @marcus_bernard: “Out of all the women alive, #Bono is my favorite. It’s just so inspiring how she overcame the adversity of being a millionaire white dude.” (The U2 front man read a few “mean tweets” during his acceptance speech; watch it at Many other readers applauded him, like @GiuliaRubino8: “Because men have an important part in the fight for gender equality. Because you made our fight yours too. Thank you.” As Amy Poehler said, “People like Bono give me faith in men.” Missed any of these stories? Download the December issue from your device’s app store.

“Be as black as possible.” —Alicia Garza, honoree and cofounder of Black Lives Matter

“Believe deeply in yourself. Your wild is going to be so important in 15 years.” —Patrisse Cullors, honoree and cofounder

“Love yourself and enjoy your smile. Keep that joy alive.” —Opal Tometi, honoree and cofounder

“Hold on to your values and integrity.” —Yasmine El Baggari, left, winner of the Made for Achieving Award presented in partnership with Microsoft Office, with presenter Keke Palmer

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“Going into the fashion world has always been in the back of my mind,” says Perry. “This is a long time coming.”

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Katy Perry tells us about her bold new shoe line and her no-B.S. approach to life. By Noah Silverstein

If the circumstance ever presented itself, anyone could pick Katy Perry out of a lineup. She of the over-the-top rainbow wardrobe is iconic for being uniquely loud and vibrant—even if it used to cost her a spot on some best-dressed lists. “For a long time I’ve been a bit of a parody of fashion,” says Perry, adding proudly, “but I’ve never been in a clique.” Now the industry is coming around to her point of view: “There’s not a 25

Fashion / Designer Crush colored stars [bottom right]; it’s like a little bit of a bootie. I love. G L AM O U R : Do you remember your first pair of shoes? KP: Oh, yes. My first heel, in sixth grade, was a shiny blue patent Chinese Laundry with a buckle in the front. It looked kind of like a Pilgrim-type shoe, with, like, a chunky heel. I can remember what the box smelled like—it’s all coming back to me! I got them for Christmas along with a fake-leopard jacket that I wore. I think I

“There’s not a whole lot of blending in anymore. I’m glad that fashion is getting a bit more lighthearted.” GLAMOUR: Why start with shoes instead of clothes? K AT Y PER RY: It’s been a longtime dream of mine. I wanted to take it seriously and didn’t just want to slap my name on something—I really wanted to get it right. We’ll go to the next thing when the shoes themselves are embraced, not just because Katy Perry, the musical artist, does shoes but because they stand on their own. GLAMOUR: How do you begin the process of creating a collection like this? It’s so refreshing, BTW, that you don’t have to earn a pop star’s salary to buy them. KP: I wanted the collection to be more of a feminine, fun personality, like Charlotte Olympia and Sophia Webster, but at a lower price point so it could be easily accessible. Now I understand why shoes are extremely expensive to make—from conceptualizing original heels, to having a small detail or a fabric, or the way it’s carved. So we had to figure that out first. G L AMOUR: The collection is divided into themes. Where did that idea come from? K P: Every f-cking day has a holiday to it, like National Kitten Day or National Doughnut Day. So why can’t my shoes have a theme? There’s a star and moon group called SOLEstial. Havana Good Time came from a trip I took to Cuba with all my girlfriends and has two styles with a cigar heel. And we have Pump Up the Jam, which is a bit nineties-based. GLAMOUR: Which shoe is your favorite? KP: There’s one that’s white with different-


wasn’t allowed to wear them to my private Christian school. GLAMOUR: Who is your dream customer? K P: Any girl who wants to have a little exclamation mark at her feet. You can make it a whole look, or you can just accessorize [a basic outfit] with that personality piece. That’s what’s so great about shoes, you know? And I think that people who like my music will like the collection.…You can always be playful and have that childlike enthusiasm. That’s what keeps you really young. Also, Björk, Rihanna, and Chloë Sevigny kind of make up how I like to dress: We all like architectural things, we all like vintage things, and we all kind of like punk and “loud.” GLAMOUR: These shoes do seem to reflect your point of view. What does authenticity mean to you? KP: I’ve always tried to be as transparent as I can with my audience so that we can all kind of be in this together. Some of the things that I did when I first started I wouldn’t do now because I’ve grown, I’ve learned. In the beginning [people tried] to put me in a box, but over time my story is really telling itself, and I’m proud of that. I come from this extremely sheltered [place]. I so love my parents, but I had to do a lot of work to change my viewpoints and to be open and to rewrite my story. You know, I’ve done the work…so I try and not bullshit myself. And I think my authenticity is seeping through everything.

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whole lot of blending in anymore,” she says. “I’m glad that fashion is getting a little bit more lighthearted.” She’s happy to help in that department with her new line, Katy Perry Footwear, a collection of 40 shoe styles ranging from platform heels to sneakers and shower slides. (And they won’t break the bank; prices range from $59 to $299.) Perry is calling the creative shots on the endeavor—so we caught up with the megastar to find out how she likes being the boss.

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Wear spring’s bold, animated florals IRL with neutral accessories in playful shapes.

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Works of Art!

No one will be able to talk about anything but your shoes (or bag).

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Picture this: you in your skinny jeans, white tee, and a cosmic necklace. Out of this world!

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Fashion / Style Your Size

Three Writers. Three Sizes. Three Perfect Pairs of Jeans.

The Long Game The winning pair for Chan, 26, comes in long and short. Not sure which height you need? The hem should hit your ankle bone without bunching.

hen I asked you, Glamour readers, what you’d like to see next in the Style Your Size column, I kept hearing one thing: how to find a pair of jeans that fit properly. No more gapping, sagging, or chafing. No more guessing if a store has your size. And definitely no more tearful fitting-room trips. (Speaking from experience on that last one.) As someone who tends to avoid jeans for all those reasons, I felt your pain. So I challenged myself and two other women to find the best pairs for our different bodies. Charli Howard, a size-6 model; Kellie Brown, a size-24 blogger at; and I, a size 14, each took on the mission. We went to boutiques, department stores, and thrift shops in New York City, tried personalshopping services, and ordered online. These are the results. 38

American Eagle Outfitters Denim X4 Hi-Rise jeggings ($50, sizes 00–20,

“I’m an in-between: not quite standard, not quite plus.” —Lauren Chan Thanks to my wide but f lat derriere, I need denim that fits around my waist but doesn’t appear baggy in the rear. A 12 (or waist 31) from a standard-size range is often too small in the former, but a 14 (32) from a plus-size line is too big in the latter. Finding a combination that’s right for me often feels impossible—so my strategy for this challenge was to shop only at destinations that offer all sizes. I started at Macy’s, since the department store has standard and plus floors. After 23 pairs, one fit perfectly—Lauren Ralph Lauren’s Plus-Size Straight Leg, which was snug but comfy. Next stop:

Levi’s. While their straight-leg 500 series tops out at a 14, the 700s go up to an 18, and online the plus-size collection goes up to a 24. Those were all too big in the crotch and hip, but the 714s—a wide-waist-friendly midrise—fit well. I also went online to shop, which let me search the entire Web for multiple sizes at once. That’s where I found my hero pair: American Eagle High-Rise Jeggings in a 14 long. They run from 00 to 20, which makes them ideal for women who wear in-between sizes (12, 14, 16) since the cut doesn’t become disproportionately wider in the hip above a 12. Another takeaway: Stretchy fabric usually means jeans will fit over the waist and stay tight in the back. Flat-bummed ladies, you’ll love these too!


Take notes! This is how to find your best denim ever. By Lauren Chan

Fashion / Style Your Size

But for me, it’s not! As a pear-shaped size-6 person, I’m often left with a gap around the waistband of jeans. So I find myself leaving stores with denim that isn’t quite right. My usual fixes: wearing a belt, having a tailor take in the waist, or—lazy-girl confession—just living with it. On this mission I tried on 34 pairs of jeans to find the perfect fit. These are some tricks I learned while shopping: • High-waisted jeans create a nice hourglass figure, while low-cut styles often result in a stomach roll. I suggest trying on men’s jeans, since they are usually cut with a high, narrow waist; Acne’s Town Blk Crease ( became a new favorite. • Second thing: After recently going from a size 2 to a 6, I’ve moved away from super-skinny jeans because I’m not as comfortable in them (they feel too tight). Feel the same? Reach for straight and boyfriend styles from brands like Madewell and Gap. • I also tried on sizes above and below my usual. At vintage shop Buffalo Exchange, it took me four pairs to find one that fit. Little mind trick: I tried them on from big to small to Clean Slate avoid any fitting-room despair. Model Howard, 25, When all else failed, I looked for stores with personalwashes her jeans shopping services, like Topshop. On this trip my shopper every two wears to pulled a bunch of styles in 4s and 6s. The best pair: the make sure the waist Straight jean, which has a high, tapered waist to pull in doesn’t gap and the thighs don’t stretch. my stomach and upper hip. Winner! Topshop Moto Spiral Hem jeans ($80, waist sizes 25–32,

“So many denim options don’t come in plus sizes.” —Kellie Brown Being a size 24 makes shopping for stylish clothes hard. Brands tend to think women like me aren’t looking for on-trend pieces. And when it comes to jeans, we’re relegated to the boot cut (cringe!) and the skinny. Most stylish plus-size clothes are available online only, so my solution was to order multiple pairs and try them on until I found one that works. I tried Melissa McCarthy denim in Pencil, Girlfriend, and Skinny styles, but they were all too short for my 5'10" frame. And though Lane Bryant is a go-to for tops, its jeans were too baggy for my personal taste. NYDJ’s jeans were too small in the waist. (It’s a common problem, since a lot of jeans in big sizes are cut for hourglass figures—as if we come in one shape—but I carry more weight in my tummy.) Old Navy’s Raw-Edge Cropped Flared style was my runner-up because the rise was deep enough to accommodate my midsection. But my eventual (after 13 tries) winner was this ASOS style, because the rise accommodates my shape perfectly. Plus, I love to pair the casual boyfriend style with dressier pieces. One last piece of advice: When you see a pair you love, snap it up. Some styles I liked—such as a fringed pair from Eloquii—sold out fast. It’s a sad reality when you’re plus-size, but trendy, well-fitting pieces do not abound. Retailers, take note. 40

DIY Alert Found the perfect fit but want more distressing? Rub a pumice stone on jeans to create holes, like the ones on blogger Brown, 37. ASOS Curve Farleigh jeans ($53, sizes 14–24,


“You’d think buying size-6 jeans would be easy.…” —Charli Howard

Fashion / Ask an Expert OFFICE HOURS Lyons wears a work-toweekend look in her J.Crew office.

Hey, Jenna!

Guest editor Jenna Lyons, the president and creative director of J.Crew, is back to answer your style q’s. Consider spring solved! If I can buy only a few key pieces this season, what do you recommend I get? —Kyle Suba, 25, Detroit


I have three suggestions! First: big earrings. They’re a beautiful look, especially paired with a cold-shoulder top. Next: A wearable and walkable shoe feels cool again, coming off a wave of very high heels. A lot of designers are providing an in-between height (see right), and a lower heel has a bit of a granny vibe, but a sexy one. There’s a whole world between a f lat and a four-inch stiletto. And finally: a pajama-style jumpsuit. It works with both sneakers and heels, and doesn’t look as if you’re actually wearing your pajamas. Which brings me to…


How can I incorporate a pajama top into my everyday look? —Meghan Taylor Lafferty, 26, Kennett Square, Pa.


This is one of the most common questions I get these days. If you are wearing a cotton one, it looks nicer—as in, like you haven’t just rolled out of bed— when it’s pressed. Pressing also


makes the piping, one of my favorite details, pop more. Next, I pick a size smaller than I would sleep in. (A super-oversize shirt can lose some femininity and softness and looks a little sloppy, particularly in cotton.) If you’re pairing a cotton pajama top with jeans, keep it crisp and go with a kitten heel or a bright white tennis shoe. You can wear a silk one for evening with tuxedo pants or dark denim and a heel. Sparkles welcome.

ONE-PIECE WONDER The pajama trend has evolved into jumpsuits! Keep yours chic with black heels and minimal jewelry. J.Crew Collection Tipped Wool Flannel Jumpsuit ($350,


How do I dress down my work clothes to get extra use out of them? —Laura Ferraro, 23, Charlotte, N.C.


I know people are apprehensive of wearing dressier shirts on the weekends, but I love a simple silk blouse paired with jeans or chinos—especially in a bigger size and with the sleeves rolled up. You can still wear it with a pencil skirt or dress trousers to work, but on a Saturday it can look sort of sexy and slouchy with denim and tennis shoes. It’s almost like when you wear your boyfriend’s shirts that he’s cast aside. I think there’s something really sweet about that.

STEP UP These midheight heels look excellent with cropped jeans and shirtdresses. Gianvito Rossi pumps ($725,





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You used to be told to avoid fringe on curly hair. Not necessary! Here’s how to nail it. By Simone Kitchens

y first go at curly bangs didn’t work out. I was in third grade and cut them myself. They sprang up in an awkward, too-short way, so, alone in the bathroom again, I lopped them off altogether. (Think face-framing buzz

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cut.) I began to suspect that bangs were not for me, that the loose, Birkin-y fringe I wanted was just not for people with curly hair. These days the beauty culture has shifted. Models like Mica Arganaraz and Alanna Arrington, above, are showing off their natural, air-dried texture in modern

cuts with curly, longish bangs that you can play up or push to the side. It’s what I have now too, in my second (more successful) attempt at curly bangs some 20 years later. A couple things: Get your best haircut, and work your texture, be it fine or superthick. Let’s dive into both. 49

Beauty / Try the Trends More Curly Bangs Out in the Wild

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Six current takes to choose from:

Get your hair cut dry: This may be the most important tip of all. Arrington knows: “I made the mistake of letting someone cut my hair wet first, and I ended up with micro bangs, my worst fear.” Plus, a curly-hair pattern can be very uneven. “It can be straighter underneath, tighter around the crown, or vice versa,” says hairstylist Kayla MiChele, who styled Arrington’s look on the previous page. Go long at first: The right bang length varies from person to person, but start a bit longer— to about the tip of your nose when hair is pulled down straight—since it’s going to shrink up. “This will give you a sexier bang, like Alanna’s,” says MiChele. From there, see how you’re feeling with the length and then subtly go a little shorter. If you want a fuller effect, MiChele recommends creating a triangle-shaped part from the hairline. “Then razor-cut the ends, which creates a fluffier texture that stays tousled throughout the day.” Longer, parted bangs look great with longer cuts, while voluminous fringe is superfun on shorter, rounded, or triangular styles, but again, easing in is the best way to find your ideal bang shape.



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Arrington’s tip for those with some texture? “Don’t wash your hair every day, girl!” The Iowa-raised model washes hers just once a week and conditions every other day with DevaCurl No-Poo Zero Lather Conditioning Cleanser ($22, Or try the hydrating Pantene option at left. But all curls are different. Experiment with different shampoos and conditioners, and how often to use them. Generally, richer formulas are for drier hair.

bangs grow big, either air-dry or f lip damp hair upside down, and rough-dry it with a diffuser for a few minutes, says Redway. For a soft, fluffy texture like Arrington’s, MiChele used a Mason Pearson brush to separate her defined curls. “People with curly hair can be afraid to brush it out,” says MiChele. “But that wild, airy texture can be really beautiful.” Plus, the curls will settle down and reform, just bigger and fuller. If fluffy is not your thing, detangle curls with a wide-tooth comb instead.

Use the right stylers for your hair type: If your hair is fine, MiChele says skip heavier oils, which weigh down curls. For a lightweight leave-in option, try DoTerra Fractionated Coconut Oil ($16, For richer hydration, the Living Proof leave-in at left is a good one. But hairstylist Lacy Redway (who works with Alicia Keys) warns that you should use any product sparingly around the bangs, since things can get a little sticky.

Fix wonky bangs: Curls dry differently every time—and not always the way you want them to. Redirect any weirdly shaped strands by hitting that area with a little water or spritzing it with Moroccanoil Curl Re-Energizing Spray ($26, “Then sculpt it with your hands,” MiChele says. Add in a few duck-bill clips to shape it while it dries.


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G L AMOU R: With the First Lady, you’ve created some of the last decade’s most celebrated looks. Was makeup always your calling? CAR L R AY: When I was 14, my parents got divorced. I used to watch my mom do her makeup when she was getting back on the dating scene, and I remember thinking, I could do a better job for her. I was already an artist, and that’s when I realized I had a talent that could help people. It was a good feeling. G L AMOUR: You’ve been everywhere with Mrs. Obama. And the whole world is watching. How do you keep reinventing her look? CR: I consider context first—the dress, audience, setting, climate, time of day; what’s the culture of the country we’re visiting? I love taking beauty cues from the women around the world. During a trip to Cuba, I was inspired by the bright pop art colors, so I gave her a vivid coral lip. When she travels to India or Morocco, where women wear dark-rimmed eyes, I experiment with deeper eyeshadows. Mrs. Obama is a great collaborator. We clicked immediately, from the first time we worked together, at the 2009 Easter Egg Roll at the White House. GLAMOUR: Does she feel a responsibility to look a certain way, as a role model for young girls? C R : She’s always conscious of setting an example. For Mrs. Obama it’s about being polished in an authentic way. She always


looks like herself. To exude the confidence she shows the world, she has to feel great in her own skin. GLAMOUR: And what look do you think makes her feel that way? CR: A beautiful nude lip gloss. Peach, pink, nude-nude—she’s tried them all. GLAMOUR: Have you ever secretly wanted a makeup do-over? CR: I’m always happy with the looks we come up with. But once, I was scared that I wouldn’t have her ready in time. We were on a flight to her 2016 DNC speech, but there was a bad storm, so we kept circling Philadelphia. The clock was ticking, and I kept trying to touch up her makeup so she’d be ready the instant we landed. But the turbulence made it impossible! Mrs. Obama was holding my hand steady, like, “Let me help you out,” so I could apply lip liner. We couldn’t stop laughing. I’m just relieved I didn’t get anything on her dress. GLAMOUR: Looking back, what are the most memorable moments? C R : I’ll never forget the 2016 state dinner when the Obamas welcomed the former Italian prime minister and his wife. That glimmery Atelier Versace gown was a statement, so I came up with an eye look that was equally high drama and fun. I blended a shimmery shadow over a dark smoky eye. It looked incredible. Also, the 2012 inauguration. I was touched to see Mrs. Obama looking so radiant, dancing with the president. We went to, like, 10 different balls and events that night. It was such an honor to be there with her, to be a part of history. GLAMOUR: So what’s next? CR: I’ll still work with Mrs. Obama as we’ll both still be in D.C. But I’m also going to have time for other bookings…so look me up!



ast October, when First Lady Michelle Obama showed up to her final state dinner in a (now legendary) rose gold chain mail Atelier Versace number, it was the mic drop heard around the world. Yes, the dress was next-level glam, but as all beauty devotees instantly noted, her makeup slayed. Those smoky lids! That glowy skin! The overall awesomeness created by Carl Ray, her longtime behind-the-scenes makeup artist! As Mrs. Obama’s historic run as First Lady drew to a close, we sat down with Ray to get intel on everything from her go-to makeup product to the trickiest look they’d ever pulled off together (hint: It involved a shaky plane landing). Listen in.

“Carl [far right] takes the time to understand [you] so that his work is authentic to who you are. That is a truly exceptional talent. I feel fortunate to call him my friend.” —First Lady Michelle Obama

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it’s essential that the fashion world embrace that. Now I see so many girls that resemble the kind of beauty I [embody]. Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream They’re on the cover of maga($22, zines, opening fashion shows. “I use this tinted It’s so important for a 15-yearmoisturizer a lot.” old girl to see someone who Natura Bissé The Cure represents her. My liberatSheer Oil-Free Fluid SPF 20 ing beauty moment: When ($185, “I like quite a lot of Charlotte I shaved my head, in 2015, I did it for myself. I’d cut and colored Tilbury’s lipsticks.” and straightened my hair, worn Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick in K.I.S.S.I.N.G Stoned Rose it natural, braided it—always to ($32, make it easier for school or for modeling. I finally said, F-ck it. I go to the barber pretty regularly. And I’m really militant [about upkeep]. I don’t like it too long, and it grows back fast, so I get it cut every two weeks. I use coconut oil so it doesn’t get too dry. My favorite feature: I really like my eyes. I’ve got a great Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir mascara [$26,]. I pile that on. My beauty regret: I used to think it was cool to wear foundation—all the girls I knew were wearing it—but I always got the wrong color. After that moment passed, I never went back. —as told to Muna Mire “I tap this balm on my eyelids, cheeks, and the top of my nose.”


nitely felt awkward growing up; I wanted to fit in. Now I kind of strive not to fit in. I just don’t have any qualms about looking different or not being what I thought was this stereotypical beauty. I feel insecure at times, but I work on going with the flow and embracing those feelings. My self- esteembuilding outlet: I started modeling at 17. It was a slow process, and I only really gave it a go when I was able to find the confidence. With Gurls Talk [an online community at], we’re empowering young women to feel comfortable being themselves. Through our Instagram [@gurlstalk], our site, and school events, Gurls Talk celebrates the fact that it’s all right to have self-doubt about yourself and all right to share. Once you do, you realize lots of people feel the same way. My self-care check-in: When I’m feeling depressed, self-care is completely out the window. Exercising and eating properly are the first to go. And they are some of the most important things we can do for ourselves. Picking up the phone and calling a loved one is key to getting past the dark times. You can get so caught up in your own self-obsession. My take on evolving beauty standards: Growing up, I only really saw one type of girl in magazines. Women come in so many different shapes, sizes, and looks, and


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Edited by Sara Gaynes Levy

Stuntwoman Shauna Duggins, right, breaks the glass ceiling in an Audi commercial.

Fitness, According to Superheroes



As more female action heroes fill our screens, more crazy-cool stuntwomen get work. Yay for that! Also: Fitness secrets, please? By Jessica M. Goldstein

ethany Levy is barefoot in a black dress on the edge of a 10-story building. She can see most of downtown Los Angeles, although all she needs to spot is her landing mark 100 feet below. She takes a breath and swandives down, secured in a harness,

rigged to a crane, somersaulting in midair before slowing to a stop. It’s an exceptional day, even for a stuntwoman like Levy: She’s doubling for Beyoncé’s iconic fall in Lemonade. Levy is part of a f leet of stuntwomen whose job market has grown thanks to the proliferation of female leads like Jessica

Jones, Superg irl, and Wonder Woman. “Nowadays there are tons of women—and women of color—in leading action roles,” says Levy. “There’s plenty of work to go around.” This elite crew gave Glamour a peek at their lives: the action, the job challenges, and the ideas we can all use. Turn the page! 63

Wellbeing / Training Day Beyond the stunts, “doubles” have to perform a kind of magic trick— they make themselves disappear, so you see only the actress, not them. It can be a challenge, since they can’t pack on more muscle than the star they’re doubling for. “We walk a fine line between staying true to our own body and molding to someone else’s,” says Shauna Duggins, who has doubled for Melissa Benoist on Supergirl. But no overdieting, please: If you’re too lean, you risk injury. “You want to have muscle to protect yourself—you hit the ground hard in these stunts,” says Levy. That strength matters. Heidi Germaine Schnappauf, Jaimie Alexander’s double on Blindspot, injured her neck after a high fall in 2015. “If I’d been even a little smaller or less strong, I could have done some real damage.” Helena Barrett, who doubled for Amy Adams in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and did stunt work in the upcoming Twin

Peaks series, describes the way stuntwomen think about their bodies as a heightened version of what the average woman feels every day: “In my job I constantly compare myself to other actresses,” she admits. “But I can’t be that skinny and be able to do backflips. That gives me self-assurance.”

…and They Have to Fight Old-School Ideas These women do everything their male counterparts do, but often in stilettos and always in skimpier outfits. “I’ve done multiple-stair falls in a dress, which means no padding,” says Duggins. “I did have a tailbone pad once—I tucked it into my underwear!” And in a line of work where your body is your job, pregnancy can cost you long after the baby arrives, say these women. “The joke in the community is that you’re pregnant for five years,” Barrett says. “[Stunt coordinators] go, ‘Oh, she’s pregnant,’ and you’re like, ‘That was two years ago!’ ”

So They Know Self-Care Really Matters “This job is not just about doing the stunts; it’s also about taking care of your body after you do them,” says Schnappauf, who has performed everything from drowning to being set on fire. Some stunts require physical strength, sure, but all of them require restorative time. “Every week I see a chiropractor and do hot yoga and a recovery workout for my joints,” says Schnappauf. The stuntwomen we talked to apply that balanced approach to their diets too: “If I eat spaghetti today, tomorrow I eat a salad,” says Ming Qiu, who does her signature martial arts work on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “I try for moderation. So I feel healthier and happier when I go to work.” And those feelings are priceless. After all, says Duggins, “I get to go to work and beat up the bad guys and jump off buildings and get set on fire and race cars—and then go home and have a normal life. How awesome is that?”

Bethany Levy

Kelli Barksdale

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Ming Qiu

doubled for Zoë Saldana in Star Trek: Into Darkness and Beyoncé in Lemonade.

doubles for kids on shows like Modern Family and American Horror Story.

doubled on Supergirl and Alias and is also the stunt coordinator on Ray Donovan.

doubles on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Scorpion.


Horseback riding, rock climbing, and snowboarding. “I enjoy the outdoors,” she says. The mix gives her the perfect amount of muscle tone.

Barksdale does gymnastics on a trampoline, which is “a great workout for balance [and] air awareness.” Plus, it’s easy on her joints.

“I love to elongate my muscles,” Duggins says . She does Pilates and yoga and a lot of cardio. “It shocks my body a little.”

She aims for four two-hour training sessions a week and sticks to martial arts, “a lot of stretching,” and “a little weight training.”

CrossFit, hot yoga, and daily two- to three-minute planks are her stand bys. “It keeps my spine and core strong,” she says.


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“I love raw kale chips and raw spicy beet chips. I also like seeds when I crave something crunchy or salty, to replenish my electrolytes.”

“I drink kombucha [and] eat sushi” and recently cut out dairy, she says. “It made a huge difference. I was so much lighter on my feet.”

“I believe in moderation. If I need to drop a few pounds [for a role], I cut out carbs and extras like chocolate. My body adapts very quickly.”

For Qiu, it’s more about when she eats. “I try to finish dinner around 6:00 P.M. and not eat anything after,” she says. “I feel better when I wake up.”

“Pretty close to a Paleo diet: lower carbs, higher in [good] fats and proteins. But I live in New York City. If I couldn’t have pizza, I might go crazy!”


Heidi Germaine Schnappauf doubled on Jessica Jones and doubles on Blindspot.


First Off: Stuntwomen Have It Tough…

Wellbeing / Eat, Drink, Repeat

Female Chefs Teach You to Cook These recipes helped them become culinary stars. Now they’re sharing! By Shaun Dreisbach


Balaboosta’s Famous Hummus The boss: Einat Admony, 45, chef and owner of Balaboosta, Bar Bolonat, and Taïm in New York City What’s cooking: “I come from Tel Aviv and wanted to do a twist on Israeli street food,” Admony says. “The idea was to upgrade it and make it unique.” Think vegan favorites like falafel made with mushrooms or spiked with harissa. And nothing beats her homemade hummus; our tester reports it actually is worth soaking chickpeas overnight when the final product is this much better than premade. 3 2½ 2 1⁄3 3½ 5 1½ ½ 1⁄8 ¼

cups dried chickpeas tsp. baking soda, divided large garlic cloves, finely chopped cup tahini (Admony likes White Dove brand) tbsp. fresh lemon juice tbsp. olive oil, divided tsp. kosher salt tsp. ground cumin tsp. freshly ground black pepper tsp. sweet Hungarian paprika, for garnish

Place chickpeas and 1½ tsp. baking soda in a bowl. Add cold water to cover and soak 6 to 12 hours. Drain and transfer to a large pot of water. Add remaining 1 tsp. baking soda, bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until chickpeas are tender, 45 to 50 minutes, skimming off any f loating shells. Reserve 1 cup cooking liquid, then drain and let chickpeas cool completely. Place chickpeas, garlic, reserved cooking liquid, tahini, lemon juice, 3 tbsp. olive oil, salt, cumin, and pepper in a food processor and puree until smooth. Transfer to a bowl, drizzle with remaining 2 tbsp. oil, and garnish with paprika. Makes 5 cups. —adapted from the Balaboosta cookbook

Lemonade’s Moroccan Couscous The boss: Heidi Dunn Jackson, 44, cofounder of the California-based chain Lemonade What’s cooking: “When my [cofounder] husband and I were running our L.A.



he food world has always been a maledominated place. “I used to say there was no difference being a woman in this industry,” says Einat Admony, the chef and owner of a string of eateries in New York City. “But the fact is, I needed to work harder than a man to climb the ladder.” Now she and other female chefs are taking charge—recent data shows the number of femaleowned restaurants has been climbing. One area we’re happy to see more women enter? “Fast casual” spots, where we can all afford their bounty. Glamour caught up with some of the women who run them and got you some damn good recipes.

Homemade hummus will have you hooked.

cous according to package directions. Add carrots, pear, herbs, cheese, pomegranate seeds, and pistachios. Drizzle with vinaigrette, season with salt and pepper, and toss to combine. Serves 2 to 4. (Covered, it will keep in the fridge up to 3 days.) Pistachio Vinaigrette ¼ ¾ 2 1 1 1 ½

catering company, we couldn’t f ind any thing to go that was f lavor f ul, vegetable-focused, affordable, easy, and nourishing,” Dunn Jackson explains. “So that’s what we set out to accomplish.” Now in 28 locations, Lemonade offers healthy grab-and-go sandwiches and salads like red quinoa tossed with Fuji apples, arugula, sunflower seeds, and a miso vinaigrette. And of course there’s lemonade! 4 carrots (about 6 oz.), trimmed and peeled, in assorted colors if desired 1 tbsp. olive oil Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 cup uncooked couscous 1 Bosc pear, cored and chopped ½ cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley ¼ cup finely chopped fresh basil ¼ cup finely chopped fresh mint ¾ cup blue cheese, crumbled ½ cup pomegranate seeds ½ cup roasted, crushed pistachios ½ cup Pistachio Vinaigrette (recipe follows)

Heat oven to 375˚F. Toss carrots with oil, salt, and pepper, and roast on a baking sheet until just tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Cool and cut into small pieces. Cook cous-

cup raw shelled pistachios cup canola oil tbsp. sherry vinegar tsp. lemon juice tsp. orange juice tbsp. honey or agave nectar small shallot, finely chopped Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper

Heat oven to 325°F. Toast pistachios in a single layer on a baking pan, 8 to 12 minutes or until fragrant. Transfer to a blender, add oil, and puree. In a bowl, whisk together the next five ingredients and season with salt and pepper. Whisk in pistachio puree. Makes 1 cup. (Covered, it will keep in the fridge for a week.)

it immediately or refrigerate it on ice!), Wong says you’ll be fine. 1 lb. sushi-grade ahi tuna, cut into ½-inch cubes (ask your fishmonger to remove the bloodline and skin; you can also use another high-quality fish, such as yellowtail) 4 oz. thinly sliced sweet onion, rinsed under cold water 2 oz. thinly sliced green onion 1 oz. finely chopped macadamia nuts ¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce 1 tbsp. mirin (find it in the Asianfoods aisle) 1 tbsp. sugar 1 tsp. rice wine vinegar 2 tbsp. sesame oil

Combine fish, sweet onion, green onion, and macadamias in a bowl. In another bowl, whisk together soy sauce, mirin, sugar, rice wine vinegar, and sesame oil until sugar dissolves. Toss fish mixture in marinade until thoroughly coated. Refrigerate at least 20 minutes. Serve over sautéed kale or steamed brown rice. Serves 2 to 4.

Classic Hawaiian Shoyu Poke The boss: Lee Anne Wong, 39, consulting chef and partner at New York City’s Sweetcatch Poke What’s cooking: The former Top Chef star, who also runs Koko Head Cafe in Honolulu, her home base, is on a mission to offer on-the-go authentic poke, the classic Hawaiian raw-fish salad that combines Asian f lavors like soy sauce with island staples like Maui onions. Poke shops are a huge trend right now, but Wong is committed to making hers rise above the rest with fresh, sustainably farmed f ish. “All the places on the mainland aren’t doing real poke,” she says, “and many use low-quality frozen fish.” She wanted to do something better, and so can you, with her recipe. Don’t get nervous about the idea of prepping raw fish yourself—as long as you’ve got a fresh, high-quality variety (and use

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Unlikely Sidekicks That’s how Lianna Carrera (in suit) describes her sister, Luisanna CarreraTimmons (in gown).

A Tale of Two Sisters


One is gay; one’s straight. One’s a comedian; the other a former pro cheerleader. And yeah—their styles are pretty different too. Here’s why none of that matters. By Lianna Carrera My younger sister, Luisanna, and I grew up in a supertraditional Southern Baptist household. Our dad, a minister for the deaf, and our mom, a Baptist chaplain (and deaf herself), were church planters, meaning they opened a new ministry every few years all across the South. They loved to dress both me and Luisanna, or DeDe, as I’ve always called her, in adorable ribbons and dresses and bows.

To say we responded differently to all that would be an understatement. Even before I could speak (or sign), my mom got the memo about how much I hated wearing the frilly things she put me in: I would scream and cry every time, and once I even managed to tear off my dress and streak into the front yard in rebellion. From day one, though, DeDe crawled deliberately into 69

Life / You, Me, We the dresses I cast off. She liked to brush Barbie’s hair and pick out outfits for Ken; I was more interested in having them make out with each other, then ripping off their heads as punishment (“True love waits, suckas!”). DeDe liked painting her nails; I preferred a good paintball fight. As a preteen, my sister loved to pore over the beauty tips in fashion magazines; I’d tear out the pages and crumple them into basketballs. I’d like to say I tried to bridge our differences with empathy and understanding, but the older I got, the more I pulled away from my sister, thinking that what separated us on the surface probably meant we were different underneath too. I often wondered whether we’d ever be friends.

“The older I got, the more I pulled away,” says Lianna (here, age 10). Opposite: Luisanna, in her high school cheer uniform



Unable to articulate how loved and grateful I felt, I ribbed, “Too bad cheerleading still isn’t a sport.” “It’s a sport!” she shrieked. Today I know my mom was doing the best she could with the emotional tools she had. I’m a huge believer that we all need to show grace to the people we love, that in our truth will come their truth, even if it takes them a little longer to see it. But at the time it was DeDe’s easy acceptance that took some of the sting out of my mother’s reaction.


nce I was out, finding the right things to wear seemed even more important. I wanted people to look at me and see someone comfortable with who she was. And I was comfortable with my gay identity—I just had no idea how to express that through fashion. I vacillated between the “Masculine is me!” look (men’s XL polos and baggy khaki pants), the skater-girl look (knit caps, flannels, and joggers), and even, occasionally, the girly-girl look (whatever fit me in DeDe’s closet). When senior prom rolled around, I was excited about going with my girlfriend—but not about the matching sequined dresses we’d somehow decided to wear. While we both looked beautiful and the dance was fun, by the end of that night I knew with every fiber of my being that I never wanted to wear another dress again. It wasn’t worth feeling like an alien to myself just to make other people happy. Flash-forward five years to me, at 21, standing at my best friend Amber’s wedding in a halter dress with a plunging neckline and bubble skirt. So much for that vow. I’d agreed to the getup to make Amber’s mom, a Southern Baptist like mine, comfortable. And it was tolerable: One gift that comes from a lifetime of growing up boyish in a conservative world is


hen I was in middle school, I went from shooting magazine paper balls into trash cans to playing in competitive travel leagues; DeDe took up cheerleading. She was really into it, working endlessly to nail her stunts. One day, as she was practicing in front of the TV, swinging her side ponytail and blocking my view of Family Matters, I snapped. “There’s no future in cheerleading!” I said. “Pick a real sport!” My sister froze. Our eyes locked. Her glossed lips quivered. “Cheerleading is a sport!” she yelled, running out of the room. DeDe didn’t stop cheerleading, but she did stop cheering for me during my games of driveway basketball. Did I miss her? You bet. But, being 13, I never told her that. Nor did I tell her that there were times I envied her effortless femininity, though I’m sure she noticed the days I went to school in ill-fitting pink shirts and tight designer jeans in an effort to emulate her. Trying to dress like my sister was like trying to write in bubble letters: Seemed like a great idea but looked a little dumb in practice. More often I’d rummage through my father’s closet for something to wear. He’d find me and joke, “Uh, aren’t you supposed to be going through your mother’s clothes?” Meanwhile, DeDe would dig through my closet and huff, “It’s not fair! Other people have sisters to share their clothes with! Why do you have to dress like a boy?!” (Once, I snapped back, “Why do you dress like a ho?” She didn’t dress like a ho, or maybe she kind of did; she was in middle school, after all.) I was 16 and DeDe was only 12 when I came out of the closet. I did it the way any dramatic teenager would: through song! Standing before my entire lacrosse team with my guitar, I sang and power-strummed my way through an angsty poem, ending with the declaration, “I’m gaaay!” My delivery might not have been Grammy-worthy, but everyone was cool with the fact that I’d spilled the beans. At least at school. When I broke the news to my parents, my mother retired to bed (where she would stay for a week). My dad took it in stride. I’d planned, nervously, to tell my sister in private, but Mom got to her before I could, lamenting to DeDe: “You’re not going to believe this, but your sister is a lesbian!” “Duh!” my sister responded, her best wisecrack to date. Later, at our kitchen table, DeDe surprised me. “I told Mom I don’t care at all,” she said, her arm tight around me. “I love you, as big as the sky!” That was something our abuela used to say to us, to help us understand that her love was unconditional and huge and everlasting. Could it be that my sister and I weren’t so different after all?

wants you to wear a dress,” I responded very differently than I had at 21. With all the love I could muster, I told my sister, “I’ll be there. I’m so happy for you. But I just don’t want to wear a dress.” I wasn’t sure how she’d react. At this point she lived across the country from me, and while we talked on the phone occasionally, our lives had never been more different. DeDe had grown up to be a cheerleader ambassador for the NFL’s Washington Redskins (my bad—there was a future in cheering) and loved clubbing, renting party buses with her friends, and watching YouTube makeup tutorials. She was marrying into a conservative Washington, D.C., family of police officers, FBI agents, and big-game hunters. Of course she envisioned a traditional, elegant wedding fit for a bridal magazine. But my sister didn’t blink: “OK, then you won’t!” she said. “I’ll tell Mom it’s my wedding, and you’ll wear what you want.” I chose a custom suit with a deep purple tie and pocket square. On the day of the wedding, when I hung the suit next to the bridesmaids’ dresses in the bridal suite, the reaction was ecstatic; they included and embraced me without hesitation. But self-acceptance is an ongoing practice. Minutes before walking down the aisle, my nerves kicked in. I was suddenly aware of (a) how I risked making this whole thing look like a gay wedding whenever DeDe and I stood too close, and (b) how far I was from my liberal Los Angeles bubble. Why hadn’t I just worn a stupid dress to blend in? What saved me at that moment is what has always saved me: sisterhood. DeDe, my unlikely sidekick, gave me a hug, a laugh, and a push down the aisle. With that I was able to confidently make my way forward—my sister even joked that I looked like I was working a red carpet. When it was time for my maid of honor speech, I took a deep breath and looked out at the crowd shifting in their seats. “Hello, everyone,” I said, signing as I spoke so all the guests could understand. “I’m Lianna, Luisanna’s older, girlier sister.” The hall exploded with laughter, and I braved on, skewering my father for having sobbed like a baby during his speech: “I’m not going to cry,” I said. “Our dad took care of that.” Then I paused to make eye contact with each member of my family. My mother, looking like a mermaid in her silver lamé gown, was smiling, seated next to my partner, whom she’d long ago embraced; my father, in a purple tie like mine, was relaxed and happy; and best of all, DeDe was laughing so hard, she was doubled over and crying. If I hadn’t realized it before, I realized it then: My sister is a spectacular friend. She gave me the space and love and support I needed to shine and to be me, and in turn I gave her the support she needed to order Chipotle the night before she had to fit into a very expensive, tight wedding dress—and the strength to embrace the uniqueness of our family. Of course I ended my speech by signing something important and true: that I loved her too, as big as the sky.

“Before walking down the aisle, my nerves kicked in. Why hadn’t I just worn a stupid dress to blend in?” you learn to not be rigid and inflexible. But after the ceremony, sensing my discomfort, Amber pulled me aside and ordered, “Dude. Put on a tie and pants at the reception.” So I did, and gave away my bridesmaid’s dress to her aunt Susan in the buffet line. And that really was the last time I wore a dress.


ow, almost a decade later, I am a fully realized adult, with fully realized tastes in people, wine, and clothes. I’ve discovered clothing lines that blend masculinity and femininity in a perfect way for tomboys and gender-nonconforming people, like Wildfang, Saint Harridan, Bindle & Keep, Sloane & Tate, and even gender-neutral boots made by Nik Kacy. I live in Los Angeles, where I do stand-up comedy and am creating a show about my boyish experiences for television. I’m comfortable in my skin, and, finally, I look it. So last year, when DeDe told me that she was getting married and added that familiar caveat from my past, “Mom

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We all have ’em, even in our most intimate relationships. But now we also have the smart women of a secret girl cult to guide us through.



Remy Holwick at a GRLCVLT event in Brooklyn

e’re totally pro women here. Obviously. But dating and loving men has a way of unearthing the kind of little feminist dilemmas that make you wonder, at least fleetingly, how bendable your principles are. (For instance, a perfect boyfriend, except that occasionally, after a couple of Hornitos shots, he refers to women as numbers. Keep him? Ditch him? What to do?) You could ask an expert with a Ph.D. Or you


Your Feminist Dilemmas, Solved

could hit up the very Brooklyn-cool crowd that is GRLCVLT—an invite-only sisterly hive of 2,700 smart, feminist women, most in their twenties and thirties, who meet in a private Facebook group and IRL to hash out everything from cultural appropriation to inappropriate sex. “It’s so great to have access to women with different experiences,” says founder Remy Holwick, 35, who has worked at a porn store, been discovered by Ford Models (she was a face of Calvin Klein jeans), and will publish a photography book next year. “The whole idea is to talk. And when we talk, we find solutions.” Here, the women of GRLCVLT take on your questions.

A while ago, after drinking, I woke up to a guest of my roommate’s on top of and inside me. I pushed him off and went back to sleep, and since then I haven’t thought much about it. Should I care more? Or if I can brush it off, why not? —Anonymous, 25, Washington, D.C.

You have the right to feel however you feel. Your number-one priority should be self-care and making sure that you feel safe in your living situation. But if you have the instinct to confront this guy and feel comfortable doing so, then it’s important he understand that what he did is not OK. It might show him that he cannot continue this behavior. M E G A N M O N C R I E F, T E A C H E R : A f t e r trauma it’s not out of the ordinary to feel unshaken at first, so please consider talking to a professional even if it feels like things are just fine. Over time the psychological fallout from sexual violence can manifest in everything from trust issues to physical symptoms. VICTORIA CARTER, CHEESEMONGER: However you process this is valid, and it’s nobody’s place to judge you for that. That said, I do want to make sure you understand that you were raped. This dude entered your body without your permission. Once you’ve been really honest with yourself about that, if you still feel fine about it, then keep on keeping on. DEA JULIEN, ACTRESS:

How do I handle a loving and supportive husband who often makes insensitive, sexist remarks about women in general? —Anonymous, 37, San Diego

JENN HOFFMAN, WRITER- REPORTER: I feel you. My loving partner isn’t always a woke bae. What works best has been to send him articles about feminism so he can educate himself without being put on the spot or getting in a fight. MICHELLE AVIDON, HEALTH COACH: Explain why what he’s saying is hurtful. Something like, “When you said this, it made me feel like you think of me this way. I know you don’t, but it brings me and other women down.” He should try to understand it from your point of view. J U LI ET B R ET T, ACTR ES S: I don’t see how loving and supportive can equal sexist and insensitive. If he isn’t willing to bend, would that be a game changer for you? I’d imagine that with a partner having a POV like this, issues manifest in other ways which aren’t so fun in the relationship.

Recently I’ve wanted to date and/or sleep with a black dude, which would be a first for me (I’m white). Am I fetishizing black men by specifically looking for one? —M.G., 27, Boston

CHAELE DAVIS, PASTRY CHEF: As someone who has been on the other side of this, it doesn’t really feel great to be a check on a list of things to do. I can understand attraction, but if the attraction is simply to do something different, it isn’t fair to the other people involved in this equation. AM NA S HAM I M , MAR KETI N G CO N SU LTANT:

It depends on whether you’re looking at black men and finding them really attractive right now or whether you just want the novelty. If it’s the former, then OK, but if it’s the latter, you’re fetishizing them. VI CTO R IA CARTE R : You said you wanted to “date and/or sleep with” a black dude,

which are super-different goals. If you’re fine with either, sounds to me like you’re collecting experiences as opposed to trying to make a genuine connection. And why a black dude as opposed to making your pool of suitors more diverse across the board? It’s good that this raised enough of a red flag to make you question your desires but…girl, no. A N N A L I I S A B E N S T O N , V I S U A L A R T I S T:

Think about how you’d feel if someone wanted to have sex with you or maybe date you only because of your race. No one wants to be a story, a notch on the bedpost, fetishized, appreciated only because of their skin tone…. If you want to meet different kinds of people, start going to places you wouldn’t normally go and make an effort to be friends with people who aren’t like you.

I’m super into being dominated, and other things along those lines, in bed. Am I perpetuating ideas of female submission when I have sex like this? Sometimes I feel guilty about it. —S.S., 26, Norfolk, Conn.

DANIELLE GUERCIO, BEAUTY WRITER: Being submissive is not unfeminist. The whole key is choice, consent, and happiness. You’re not perpetuating anything but your own enjoyment. ZOE WHITNEY, SEX EDUCATOR: There is no right or wrong way to have sex as long as it’s safe and consensual. There are many strong women who choose submission as a relief from being in charge of everything. KRISTEN CHIUCARELLO, ZINE EDITOR: Kink for me actually is powerful! You get to set your boundaries, call your own pleasure, define what you like and don’t like. VICTOR IA CARTER: Just because you like to take orders and get tied up in the bedroom doesn’t mean you’d ever stand for that treatment in your daily life. The idea that your sexually submissive tendencies are shameful is a way society uses our sexuality to keep us down. L AU R E N N I C OTE R A , C O STU M E D E S I G N E R :

Agree! You determine how far it goes and what you want done. No shame. 73

Beware the Gender Investing Gap By Sallie Krawcheck, legendary Wall Street barrier-breaker and author of the new book Own It. She knows!


here are entire books—OK, an entire cottage industry—on how to ask for a raise. And yes, without one you could lose out on hundreds of thousands of dollars over the course of your career. But it drives me nuts that so many personal-finance writers imply a raise is the only thing that matters. For some women, what I call the “gender investing gap” (women are less likely to invest than men) may cost even more. That’s why I believe the best career advice is this: Invest your money. It may be the most important career move you ever make. We women default to keeping some 68 percent of our savings in checking and savings accounts instead of in diversified investment portfolios that historically yield higher returns over time. Why does that matter? Consider these numbers: Let’s say you are making $85,000 a year and setting aside 20 percent (good on you!), but putting it into a savings account rather than investing. Any guess what that costs you over a decade? It’s $100 a day! If you had a hole in your purse and $100 fell out of it every day, how long would it take you to fix it? Not a decade! But that’s basically what’s happening if you don’t invest. Need more convincing?

It lets you take a career break

It allows you to reinvent yourself

One huge perk of successful investment is the opportunity to fund a sabbatical— time out of the workplace to soul-search or care for an ailing relative. Sometimes this time off is not voluntary; people get laid off or even fired. But any break can advance your career if you use the time to go after new skills. I’ve taken three such breaks, and many of my lightning-bolt insights happened while I was out of the office. But career breaks can be expensive. Investing now can help you replace your salary for the time you are out of the workplace.

Let me break it down: Money is power. It’s the power to negotiate with confidence, start your own business, invest in yourself. For example, if you’re stagnating at work, it might be time to take a class in something you know nothing about or master a new technology you can’t even pronounce. Your investments can help fund that.

The retirement savings crisis—the startling fact that Americans don’t stash nearly enough money for their later years—is a women’s crisis. We retire with two thirds the money that men do but live five-plus years longer. That means we’re


It protects you long-term

more likely to spend our final years scraping by. You could wait for changes to Social Security or the tax code, but the better bet is to invest now. (Start with an index fund or low-cost exchange-traded fund; a financial adviser or platform like Ellevest or Vanguard can help.) It will make the difference between a 75th birthday spent redecorating your house and one spent refinancing your mortgage. One last thing: Yes, investing can do a lot for us as individuals, but as a group, women control five trillion dollars. Let’s say that instead of putting $1 trillion in savings accounts, we were to invest it in stocks and bonds that, on average, earn 5 percent a year. We’d earn $50 billion a year on those assets—$40 billion more than if we left it in cash. That’s serious power for the women of this country. So yes, go get that raise. But also take ownership of your f inancial future. You’re already working hard to make money, so why not make that money work for you? Sallie Krawcheck is the cofounder and CEO of Ellevest, an investment platform for women.


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Is It Safe to Talk Politics Yet?

It may not be comfortable, but it’s healthy. We got eight women of different political stripes to discuss what’s next, and they got honest. By S.E. Cupp and Krystal Ball In the lead-up to Inauguration Day, some young women are celebrating Donald Trump’s swearing-in, some are preparing to protest, and some are holding their breath, not quite sure about what’s going to come next. But are we talking to each other? Do we share something, anything, in common? Glamour columnists (and real-life friends) S.E. Cupp, a conservative, and Krystal Ball, a liberal, sat down with a diverse group of voters to find out. KRYSTAL BALL: Najma, let’s start with you. You describe

yourself as a person who has multiple identities that have been attacked and demonized by Donald Trump. What have your experiences been like in the weeks since the election? NAJ MA ALI OSMAN: I’m a Somali American and a Muslim, and I work at a university. After the election a person showed up on campus wearing Klan garb, holding a Trump sign. I know that’s not representative of all Trump supporters, but people are taking his win as liberty to be even more open with their bigotry. 77

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Our Panel Research shows that many Americans have few friends who don’t share their political views. Get out of your bubble here!

The moderators: Glamour columnists (and friends) Krystal Ball, who’s liberal, left, and conservative S.E. Cupp

S.E. CUPP: Caitlin, you are a Trump voter. Do you have those concerns about Trump and his supporters? CAITLIN WATTERS: My family, we’re all Trump supporters, and we’d never do that. People on both sides are making each other look bad. People [at an anti-Trump protest] held a “Rape Melania” sign. [Editor’s note: Some experts say the photos of the sign may have been altered.] It’s unfair to group a category of people. CARISSA RUPP: A lot of us who voted for Trump didn’t vote for him because of bigotry. We voted for him because of other principles that we feel strongly about. But [hate] groups have latched on, and they know if they tie [their message] to Trump, they get everyone’s ear. That disgusts me. So I do denounce that behavior whenever it’s presented to me. NAJMA: To me, Trump’s scariest proposal is the Muslim registry [he suggested at the beginning of the campaign] and the ban on Muslim immigrants coming to the United States. ALYSSA CORDOVA: I voted for him, but I don’t want him to follow through on a Muslim registry. That’s a huge overstep. KRYSTAL: Carissa, you had a hard time coming to the decision to vote for Trump. Why? CARISSA: I have a little girl with disabilities. The way Trump mocked an individual with a disability scared me. [But] I had to put my emotions aside and focus on his policies…. Obamacare needs to be restructured. I work with families


Shreya Ganeshan, 21, economics and statistics student, Athens, Ga.; voted for Clinton

U.S. But a good handful of loved ones are unfortunately undocumented or have DACA [the Obama provision that keeps those who arrived as minors from being deported]. After the election I called them, saying, “These are the steps we need to take to [protect your ability to stay here].” It was 4:00 A.M.; I was calling them in my own kind of panic state. S.E.: Caitlin, what’s your reaction to that? CAITLIN: I never want anybody to be afraid when they’re living in the United States. That’s unfortunate, and I’m sorry. [But] I think people should be trying to [come here legally]. I hope Trump remains strong on border security and removing illegal immigrants who have committed multiple felonies here. KRYSTAL: I want to move to a point of potential agreement between you, Caitlin, and Shreya: climate change. SHREYA GANESHAN: Trump has suggested he’d cancel the Paris Agreement. I worked [as an intern] on the team at the State Department that negotiated it this summer, and it would be in our very, very negative interest to withdraw [and not] address climate change. I hope that doesn’t happen. CAITLIN: I hope that Trump abides by the Paris Agreement too. I think that was good work on President Obama’s part. I’m a Republican, but global warming scares me. KRYSTAL: Trump picked Scott Pruitt, a prominent climate change skeptic, to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Thoughts? CAITLIN: I don’t think it’s the best choice, but I want to wait and see. Part of Trump’s success in business is surrounding himself with good people. I think he’ll continue to do that. S H R E YA: When Trump nominates heads of companies like Exxon that have poured millions into “research” to negate climate science, I don’t think that’s surrounding himself with the right people. KIM FREDERICK: What’s really terrifying to me is [Trump] has zero foreign policy experience. Given the stakes in geopolitical affairs, that’s extremely dangerous. KRYSTAL: Rachel, you voted for Evan McMullin. R ACHEL HOFF: As a single-issue voter on national security and lifelong Republican, I had concerns about policies Trump outlined…. But I’m cautiously hopeful. I have liked what I’ve heard from Trump’s team about standing by our allies—Japan, South Korea. KRYSTAL: We’ve learned he’s taking intelligence briefings far less than his predecessors. Carissa, concerns about that? CARISSA: What I read was: If there was new information, Trump wanted to know. If that information is redundant, I can understand not wanting to hear that every single day.

“A lot of us who voted for Trump didn’t vote for him because of bigotry.” who had private insurance and are now on Obamacare. They’re not able to [access] therapies they received before. G R AC I E L A G UZMAN : I voted for Clinton, but I agree with Carissa that adjustments need to be made—there were some major pitfalls in the Affordable Care Act in terms of the networks, the costs. I want to see those aspects improved. But I hope that doesn’t mean a repeal that rips care away from 20 million people overnight without a replacement. CARRISSA: Yes. I don’t want to take away insurance that is helping millions of Americans right now. If there was a better replacement for it, then that’s a discussion to have. KRYSTAL: Graciela, you said you fear for your loved ones, for their safety, well-being, and basic rights. GRACIELA: I’m fortunate enough to have been born in the

Graciela Guzman, 27, ACA enrollment coordinator, Chicago; voted for Clinton

Rachel Hoff, 34, thinktank defense analyst, Washington, D.C.; voted for McMullin

Carissa Rupp, 39, nonprofit executive director, St. Louis; voted for Trump

Najma Ali Osman, 26, admissions counselor, Appleton, Wis.; voted for Clinton

KIM: There are some 190 countries in the world. There’s gonna be new information every day! He’s already made giant foreign policy blunders. The secretary of state he’s picking is a reported friend of [Russian President Vladimir] Putin. CAR ISSA: I’m saying that business leaders have different styles of communication. None of us are privy to what is actually in those briefings…. I think that it’s only fair to give him a chance to show us if he can lead. S. E .: Rachel, what proposal would you want to see Trump follow through on? R A C H E L : His promise of economic growth. People are hurting. Creating jobs and creating wage growth would be great for the country. KIM: There are some places where there’s too much red tape. But without regulations, we’d have companies poisoning the water we drink, or lead in our pipes. And so wholesale deregulation, which sounds like the Trump POV, is a little scary. S.E.: What about a promise you hope he won’t keep? R AC H E L: Trump promised to sign the First Amendment Defense Act, which would effectively legalize LGBT discrimination if it passes. I hope he finds it within himself to not follow through on that. ALYSSA: You’ve got this ongoing issue with Christian florists and bakers who don’t want to participate in gay weddings. I can’t imagine being in a position to have to legislate policy that honors and protects both groups. I see both sides. KIM: I’m a gay woman, and it’s pretty black-and-white to me. I think people have the freedom to practice whatever religion they want in private—but you don’t have the right to discriminate against people in public commerce. When you start to say, “religious freedom,” well, what group is next? Is it blacks again? Is it you? S.E .: How are you handling interactions with family and friends who voted differently than you did? CAITLIN: As a Trump supporter on a liberal campus, I had friends who didn’t talk to me after the election. Some fellow students whispered, “I’m happy too,” and it made me so sad that they still felt the need to hide their votes…. A lot of Democrats say they want to be open to everyone. But the second they hear I’m a Trump supporter, I get shut down. CAR ISSA: When I talk to Republicans and Democrats, I point out that there are issues that we have given to political parties. The environment is supposed to be the Democrats’ issue. In Missouri, disability, surprisingly, is a Republican issue. We’ve got to take these issues back and give everyone

Kim Frederick, 38, senior manager, Houston; voted for Clinton

Caitlin Watters, 24, law student, Phoenix; voted for Trump

Alyssa Cordova, 31, public relations director, Washington, D.C.; voted for Trump

ownership of them so we can have an honest dialogue. KRYSTAL: What does it take for you, Carissa, to feel comfortable having an honest dialogue with the other side? CARISSA: It’s very simple: I want someone to really listen to what I’m saying. To not immediately fire back at me, or to question every single thing that I’m saying. Recognize that I have a different experience than you. NAJMA: Carissa, what you said resonates with me. I want us


“I want someone to really listen to what I’m saying. To not immediately fire back at me.” to all extend that grace to each other. I respect conservative values; a lot of my family members have very conservative values. But in this election, I think it’s also OK to extend some grace and understanding to people who are non– Trump supporters too. Donald Trump has said very hateful things. So I really hope you understand why it’s hard for me to be objective. KRYSTAL: What would a successful Trump presidency look like for each of you? NAJMA: In an ideal Trump presidency, he truly is working for the average American, outside of his own self-interest. Because regardless of identity, we’re all struggling in some way. If he could help with health care and create jobs for the average American, I would totally get behind that. KIM: If some of those foreign policy things hadn’t already happened, I would have been more open. But now, if I’m being honest: impeachment. [Group laughs.] CAITLIN: That’s hilarious. KIM: I’m sorry, I tried. CAITLIN: That’s OK. I appreciate your honesty. If I’m in Texas, we should get a drink. KIM: Absolutely. I want him to be successful—but based on what’s already happened, I just don’t see it. CARISSA: I think one thing everyone can agree on is that the man does not have much of a filter! My fear is that we’re going to keep going from one extreme to the next. My hope is that we’ll have real discussions about what we need to do to unite ourselves again. 79

Talk / In the News The March on D.C., Explained On January 21, the day following Donald Trump’s inauguration, hundreds of thousands of people are expected to turn up for what could be the largest women’s demonstration in more than a decade: the Women’s March on Washington. One of the event’s cochairwomen, Carmen Perez, 40, answers a few pressing questions about the protest. GLAMOUR: What are you hoping comes out of this protest?

Jordan, 26, right, a descendant of Mott, above

CARMEN PEREZ: The feeling of 500,000—even a million—women coming together from all different walks of life? That’s radical resistance. It will foster a spirit of togetherness, elevate morale, and say that there’s a force to be reckoned with in this country: women. We won’t go away until our rights are protected.

How would the women who fought for our voting rights handle politics now? We asked their descendants. By Abby Haglage

No one understood roadblocks to social progress quite like Lucretia Mott and Sojourner Truth. The nineteenth- century activists risked their lives crusading for a woman’s right to vote—but didn’t live to see the Nineteenth Amendment pass. Would those pioneers give up on the idea of a female president in the aftermath of 2016? Their descendants say: No way.

Lucretia Mott would consider Hillary’s loss a victory. “My fifth-great-grandmother Lucretia Mott helped organize the first-ever women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York, in 1848. Her tenacity earned her the nickname the Lioness of the Convention. Lucretia said, ‘Any great change must expect opposition, because it shakes the very foundation of privilege.’ [Hillary Clinton’s loss] was a letdown, but how close she got is a victory. I’ve seen her influence all around me. One girl I babysit told me: 80

‘Well, then, [the first woman president] is gonna be me.’ ” —Aurelia Jordan, 26, actor-choreographer, Berkeley, Calif.

Sojourner Truth would keep fighting. “Sojourner Truth, my fourth-greatgrandmother, was a slave who escaped to freedom in 1826. Despite being illiterate, she delivered some of the most powerful speeches on abolition and women’s rights, most improvised. She once said to a threatening crowd: ‘You may hiss as much as you please, but women will get their rights anyway.’ That’s relevant: Women are making history. Illinois just elected its first female senator to have seen combat; Nevada, its first Latina senator. Sojourner would keep fighting for a woman president. Sojourner and Lucretia fed off each other’s energy and furthered each other’s goals. We have to do that too.” —Kelsey Ledbetter, 24, federal police dispatcher, Battle Creek, Mich.

CP: We have a team working on policies to ensure that women’s rights are human rights and to protect our Muslim, immigrant, and LGBTQIA brothers and sisters and people of color. But the march itself is a way to connect to one another. This is an entry point to get involved. GLAMOUR: What would you say to those critics who think it’s disrespectful to march the day after the inauguration? CP: If that’s a form of disrespect, I think people need to reevaluate what disrespect means. We are grounded in the ideology of Dr. King. Coming together is something so many women need now. —A.H.


“The suffragettes would not back down”

GLAMOUR: And what action do you hope comes from the march?

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All in the Family Right: Gerwig, Bening, and Fanning on set with Zumann and Crudup

“Kiss all the people you want to kıss”

Modern-Day Girl “Julie isn’t a slut; she’s complicated,” says Fanning, left.


atching 20th Century Women—which the director Mike Mills calls “a love letter to my mom and sisters” in the late seventies— I couldn’t help but think, This movie is so now. Annette Bening, 58, plays Dorothea, a resilient single mother on a mission to better raise her son, Jamie (newcomer Lucas Jade Zumann). She enlists her artistic tenant Abbie (Greta Gerwig, 33) and Jamie’s crush, Julie (Elle Fanning, 18), to teach him about love, punk music, and the female orgasm. (You know, the essentials.) What we get is a hilariously honest portrait of three women at different stages in life. I sat down with the stars to talk about love and feminism. GLAMOUR: Elle, in one scene your character schools Dorothea, who is 40 years her senior, on how to pick the right guy. E LLE : I was so nervous. Every character had her scene with Annette, and that was mine! ANNETTE: You’re sweet. ELLE: The feminism was just all-encompassing on our set. Once on a film I had a 7 P.M. call time and I came back at 7 A.M., and my doorman said, “Oh, you’re wearing the same clothes you left in.” I told Annette that story, and she was like, “Wow, he would never have done that to a guy.” She helped me start to see things like that. GLAMOUR: This film touches on all types of love: romantic, platonic, familial. Annette, you’ve been married [to actor Warren Beatty] for almost 25 years—are you still learning about love? ANNETTE: There are tons of surprises and gifts that come along with choosing to stay together. And I say “choosing” because it’s a choice, not a virtue. Everyone who stays together feels for people who break up, because everybody could break up. 82

GRETA: I’ve been with Noah [Baumbach, the filmmaker] for, what, five years? I always think about that line in the movie The Future. This couple who has also been together for around that long says they’re in the middle of their relationship, and this man corrects them and says, “No, you’re in the middle of the beginning.” ANNETTE: It’s so true because you never really know where you are [in your relationship], no matter how committed you are. ELLE: I’m struggling in that department. Dating is hard! ANNETTE: It’s all hard. GLAMOUR: We see plenty of sex in the film—for all of you. ANNETTE: For women my age! You never see stories about women’s sexuality who are in their fifties, unless it’s this tragic thing. GRETA: You definitely don’t see that in this country. ANNETTE: And I was so happy to finally see a complex 16-year-old girl who is not just obsessed with boys or looks. I flashed back on my own experiences in ninth grade. G L AMOUR: Greta, your character is nearly 30. Your role-playing sex scene with the ultimate handyman—William, played by Billy Crudup—felt so vulnerable and feminine and not raunchy at all. AN N ET TE: When I first read [the script], William was like my 19-year-old boyfriend who was a surfer and worked on a boat— GRETA: I think it’s a California thing. There’s still that guy who’s like, “I built this canoe,” and you’re like, “Maybe we should make out!” GLAMOUR: If you could do it all over again, what advice would you give your younger self? ELLE: Don’t be so dramatic. Nothing is set in stone. GRETA: Kiss all the people you want to kiss; never feel bad about it. ANNETTE: Even if you have to hurt people, follow your heart.


…and more life mantras from the wise, wonderful stars of 20th Century Women, Annette Bening, Greta Gerwig, and Elle Fanning. By Kate Branch

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By Women, for Women What would happen if women created more of the fashion and beauty images we see? (You know, like they do in this issue.) The world would look spectacular. By Shaun Dreisbach

A New View “Everyone is going to bring their individual perspective and experience to whatever they’re creating,” says photographer Alex Prager, who shot “Sunday,” above, for W magazine in 2010.


The words female empowerment are everywhere these days: news reports, panels, even commercials trying to sell you body wash or paper towels. (As a parody headline in The Onion put it, “Women Now Empowered by Everything a Woman Does.”) And generally, Glamour is all about that message. After all, “one of the positive things that came out of the election this year is that it triggered a discussion about where we are in terms of gender and inequality,” says Barbara Risman, Ph.D., head of the department of sociology at the University of Illinois in Chicago. “That social pressure—people coming together, making demands—is what helps push equality forward.” But let’s talk about the end goal of empowerment: actual, you know, power. Spending power. Earning power. Political power. And in many of these areas, the stats are… dismaying. Consider: Women account for just 15 percent of the top executives in the United States and less than 5 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs. We’re only 7 percent of pilots and flight engineers, and 20 percent of members of Congress. As our president-elect would say: Sad! “Our country needs all the talent we can get,” says Risman. “We have lots


of challenging issues facing us, and women make up half of that brainpower. To not legitimize the power of women is to rob society of half its talent.” At Glamour we agree. So we decided to look at our own backyard. How often were we using female contributors to create the images you see on our pages—and how could we do better? We tallied up every assignment we made in 2016, and the numbers were underwhelming: Just 37 percent of the photographers, 32 percent of the hairstylists, and 49 percent of the makeup artists we’d commissioned were women. To be fair, we hit it out of the park in other areas: 94 percent of our writers were female, as were 80 percent of stylists. Our peers in the magazine industry had roughly the same numbers we did, and fashion and beauty insiders say they’re not surprised. On one level, “women power the fashion and beauty industry,” says photographer Amanda de Cadenet. “We are the ones purchasing the product. Every ad and billboard is targeted to us. Yet the images that are being created are not being created by us. It’s kind of offensive!” There’s no comprehensive data, but experts agree women are underrepresented in the most prominent roles.

“While the vast majority of photographers, hairdressers, makeup artists, and designers in the industry are women, at the very top it’s mostly men,” says historian Valerie Steele, director and chief curator of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. According to one study of top fashion labels, just 30 percent were designed or headed by women. And hair and makeup talent follows suit. “Even in makeup, which you’d think would have a higher percentage of women, it’s still very male on the creative side,” says Charlotte Tilbury, one of the world’s top makeup artists and the founder of Charlotte Tilbury cosmetics. While we as a magazine can’t change the gender gap in places like Congress or Wall Street overnight, we can change our own numbers. That’s why, for this issue, every photographer, writer, hairstylist, and makeup artist the magazine hired was female. And we’re making it our mission to collaborate with more women not just this month but every month, aiming to meaningfully increase the amount of original work we commission from talented female photographers, illustrators, makeup artists, hairstylists, and more by the end of 2017. The point isn’t to elbow 87

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The Future Is Female Let’s rewind for a second. How is it that women haven’t been getting the biggest, most buzzed-about jobs? There is, after all, an incredibly deep pool of talented women in the fashion and beauty fields out there. (Need proof? Scroll through Instagram. We’ll wait.) But women face two major roadblocks, experts say: 1. Models and celebrities often ask for men. In ad campaigns and even magazine covers, celebrities have a lot of sway. “They get to decide who they want to work with for their photography, hair, makeup, and wardrobe styling,” explains hairstylist Ursula Stephen, who works with performers including Rihanna (who, for the record, has been photographed for Glamour by both men and women). “A lot of women choose men because they like the flamboyant, flirting, and over-the-top performance guys put on. They also don’t want to feel intimidated by other women.” Photographer Pamela Hanson agrees: “A lot of celebrities prefer to be photographed by a man,” she says. “They like the sexual tension that occurs. The flattery is different too. And good luck trying to find a female hairstylist or makeup artist [on photo shoots]!” (You can find plenty in this issue—includ-

“I see a woman’s strength”

Amber Heard, photographed just after her divorce was finalized in August



When I look at a woman through my camera, I see her with complete admiration and appreciation of her beauty, strength, and power—and that’s how I do my best to represent her. You have a different experience as a woman walking through life; you just do. And what is documented when you shoot through a female gaze versus a male gaze is entirely different. That’s why we started #GirlGaze: to curate images taken by female photographers, and support getting more women behind the camera. I witnessed my friend Amber Heard go through the most devastating period of her life as her marriage ended last year. What I saw 88

ing in Hanson’s own story on page 116.) And another reason some celebs choose men? It’s because… 2. Men rule the “glass runway.” That’s a term some sociologists have used for the historical bias against women designers (and, by extension, female fashion photographers and hair and makeup talent). “In the twenties and thirties, women really dominated high fashion in Paris— Lanvin, Chanel,” says Steele. “But after World War II, as a result of economic and cultural changes, it was back to the home for women, and suddenly fashion’s big names were male. In the fifties you had all these gender stereotypes: There was the idea that women are too close to it—they can only dress themselves. Men are the artists.” That idea persists today. “There’s a subtle gendering in the fashion and beauty industry where, if you’re a woman interested in clothes or makeup, people assume you’re superficial or somehow not as serious about your work—but if you’re a man, you must be some sort of creative genius,” says Allyson Stokes, Ph.D., an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Waterloo in Ontario who studies the industry. “My research shows that even the words used to describe the collections of female designers are different. Women’s clothes are called things like ‘wearable’ and ‘great for real life,’ while terms like ‘groundbreaking’ and ‘innovative’ are applied to men’s designs.” That can apply to hair and makeup too: “I do think there’s this idea that hair done by a woman is considered more wearable and a man’s work is ‘sharp’

was not what the rest of the world saw. I simply could not fathom the level of vitriol and aggression that was aimed at her by paparazzi and online trolls—and how that almost broke her spirit. As a photographer there are times when I have to decide if it’s appropri-

ate to invade a moment with my camera. This was one of those times. I shot this photograph in Amber’s apartment, where she was with the small group of women who’d been by her side during the chaos, just after she learned that her

divorce had finally been settled. It was a moment of joy, relief, and sadness all in one. Photographer and journalist Amanda de Cadenet is founder of the GirlGaze project (@girlgazeproject). Follow her @amandadecadenet.


men out—we want to see all points of view, and hey, Patrick Demarchelier can come to our party anytime!—but to ensure that Glamour looks at the world the way women do. They way you do.

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and ‘architectural,’ ” says Stephen. Tilbury agrees: “I never felt like I lost a job because I was a woman, but there is this old-fashioned view of men being the mad geniuses who do heavier, less everyday makeup than women do.” Sometimes it’s true that women-designed clothes or hairstyles are more wearable. After all, female creators understand how women need to work and move through the world. But Stokes says those differences don’t account for the discrepancy. After analyzing the adjectives in 157 profiles about male and female designers, she found a clear, consistent pattern: Clothes created by men were described as “art” 68 times, while women got the same compliment only 10 times. “It’s the language we have inherited to talk about art and creativity,” she explains. “It’s unclear why,

When Nancy Borowick’s parents were both diagnosed with cancer (dad, pancreatic; mom, breast cancer), she did what she’d been doing all her life: She picked up her camera. ➤

“We want to see the real experience of being female, which is messy and imperfect and complicated.”

“I capture the most personal moments”

Barber Shop My parents and I had an awareness of time, which I realize now was a gift. This photograph was taken as Dad helped cut Mom’s hair. Diagnosed at 42, she didn’t expect it to come back, twice. This wasn’t the first time they had to do this, so they were far beyond feelings of sadness and anger. A dance party followed!

but the words we use to praise art are masculine. The first image that pops to our minds is Michelangelo or van Gogh toiling away at their craft.” But that’s a stereotype, not a reality: “Both sexes can be powerful and nurturing and creative geniuses,” Risman points out. “We need to insist that the same expectations and standards apply to women and men—and challenge anyone who tries to tell us otherwise.”

Getting women plum assignments will be great for female barrier breakers. But does it really matter for anyone else? Unequivocally yes, experts told Glamour. “I hate to generalize, but you can’t deny that there’s a difference between men’s and women’s photography,” says Hanson. “We have a certain sensibility, a girlfriend vibe that I think translates to the images you see. It’s not as sexualized.” Photographer de Cadenet agrees. She founded #GirlGaze, a multimedia project that helps women break in to photography, to challenge traditional gender roles often seen in media. “You can give 10 people a camera and a subject, and they’re all going to shoot it differently,” she says. “Women have more diverse ideas about what’s beautiful and strong and sensual and powerful. We want to see the real experience of being female, which is messy and imperfect and complicated and every hair is not in place. By putting more women behind the camera, we’ll see a more inclusive female experience.” Even the stories themselves are different when women are the ones telling them, since women have access to certain spaces that men don’t—domestic abuse shelters, for instance, or living rooms where women can take off their hijabs. “In my work I’ve found that being a woman has allowed me to work in certain environments in a way


Just the Girls Mom said the disease left her feeling like she was neither a man nor a woman. She had one breast, had lost her hair, and felt bloated and discolored. I was determined to cheer her up, so one night we painted on face masks and tested out lipsticks for hours.

The Ripple Effect

New Year, New Cancer When Mom’s cancer came back, she chose to find joy in the life and time she had left. She was so much more than a cancer patient—she was an amazing woman. I obsessively recorded everything I could.

Nancy Borowick is a documentary photographer. Her book The Family Imprint: A Daughter’s Portrait of Love and Loss, which chronicles her parents’ deaths, is out in May. Follow her @nancyborowick.


—Amanda de Cadenet

Special / Powered by Women that my male counterparts may not have been able to,” says Nancy Borowick, a documentary photographer whose work has appeared in Time and The New York Times. “I think my approach to storytelling has allowed me to get closer and establish the trust and intimacy necessary for meaningful work.” (There are some other surprising results of shooting while female, she notes: “At times I’ve found myself too short to see over my male colleagues at an event, but it forced me to be creative—I would shoot through their legs, using them to frame my shot—and would get something different and more interesting in the end.”) Some experts Glamour spoke to also argue that the images female photographers take focus more on emotion and storytelling as opposed to pure action—and that men sometimes present a more sexualized view of women. That difference, however slight, is a powerful one. “Women see a massive number of images every day from all types of media,” says psychologist Lara Pence, Ph.D., a body-image expert at Embody Love Movement, which teaches workshops on self-esteem to teens and adults. “If half of the

images we see today were by women, it could have a profoundly positive impact on women’s body image, sense of self, and beauty standards—their whole view of the world.” Pence believes that’s no exaggeration: “When we are shot through the lens of being small, sexual, and submissive, by men or otherwise, we unconsciously believe that this is the only way to exist in the world,” she says. “When women are given permission to be more than those things, they will be. If a female photographer encourages a woman to be strong and bold on a shoot, she will feel more space and room to be those things, and then the reader who sees it will be given more permission to do the same. It’s validating to know that there’s more than one way to ‘show up’ in the world.” In reality there are as many ways to “show up” as there are women. Let’s see more of their work on billboards, museum walls, and yes, on magazine pages! “We’re in a real moment where there are cracks in the foundation,” says Risman, “and we have an opportunity to break it wide open.” Shaun Dreisbach is a contributing editor for Glamour.


“We need to hear other voices”

Gold Star “There’s nothing realistic about traditional [beauty standards], and yet we fall for them!” says Minter, who challenges those stereotypes with her work, like the above photograph of artist Wangechi Mutu, Wangechi Gold 6.

It used to be that you were either a good girl or a bad girl in our culture, and it’s such bullshit. This new inclusionary feminism is no longer about young white women of privilege. And we need to accept women in powerful positions. If women were running things, we’d see a broader range of ages and body types—and powerful women who are not afraid to create their vision and stop apologizing for it. Marilyn Minter is a photographer and artist whose work has appeared everywhere from the Museum of Modern Art in New York City to Guggenheim Bilbao in Spain. Follow her @marilynminter.




Special / Powered by Women weeks after my C-section. I want my sons to see that this is what the majority of women look like and we shouldn’t be made to feel shame. —Chara Jackson, an illustrator and mother of three, including Barnaby, left

The Body Revolution

Stretch Marks As a black woman it’s kind of hard to get appreciation for stretch marks—they are always Photoshopped away! We all have them (men have them too). I took this picture, above, of a model who wanted people to appreciate their “flaws.” We all could appreciate the natural body more if we saw it more. —photographer Jane Americana

Female photographers on the radical honesty of shooting women as we are

Curves We’re fed the cultural narrative that bigger boobs are sexier—if they’re accompanied by a tiny waist. That smaller boobs are desirable only on a petite body. That there’s a right and a wrong nipple shape. It’s taken me a long while to unlearn those toxic ideals. Now I look in the mirror and see my beautiful, strong, squishy, amazing, wonderful body. —Anastasia Amour, a body-image and self-esteem coach in Australia, who took the self-portrait at right

Spotlight: Power Pixie Rihanna, shot by Annie Leibovitz for Vogue, with her gamechanging cut



“I don’t want to be put in a box”

Women [hairstylists] and other creative talent can present a more realistic view on things and a more diverse take. When I first started working with Rihanna, there was this whole big deal about her changing her hair. Men want to see sexy, long hair— and there are all these restrictions about how artists can and can’t wear their hair because the people at the top of the recording industry are

male. We actually had to get permission to cut Rihanna’s short. Everyone loved it! And we changed the model of what an artist “should” look like.… I think if there were more women at the top, it would be OK to straight-up “do you!” Ursula Stephen is a hairstylist and owner of Ursula Stephen The Salon. Follow her @stephenursula.


Bellies Overnight (or after having three kids) my body changed. There was a moment—I could either let this “new” me affect my life in a negative or a positive way. I chose the positive, which for me is this picture, which I took with Barnaby two


This month the newest fashion, beauty, and entertainment fabulousness on these pages is produced by—and stars—some of our favorite queens of creativity. Long may they reign!

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The Gang’s All Here The cast of Girls, from left, Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet, Lena Dunham, and Jemima Kirke, reunited weeks after filming their final episode. On Williams: Fendi top, dress, boots. La Perla briefs. H.Stern earrings. On Mamet: Miu Miu coat, top, shorts, sandals. Dana Rebecca Designs earrings.


About the Fashion Dunham’s one wardrobe request for Glamour: Style each actress as an individual. “I love seeing women’s personalities shine through in their clothes,” she says. On Dunham: Urban Outfitters coat. Journelle bra. Fenty Puma by Rihanna pants, cap, boots. On Kirke: Lacoste robe. Araks bra. Vionnet trousers. Doyle & Doyle antique necklace. Prada sandals.

In Girls

We Trust

The HBO series captured what it’s like to work, friend, and hook up as a twentysomething. In honor of its final season, premiering this month, the stars sit for the ultimate exit interview. Photographs by Emma Summerton Fashion editor: Jillian Davison 99

ne of the amazing things about women is how quickly we adapt to change. No matter how weird or new things are to us at first—ankle-revealing dresses? the right to vote? Lady Gaga?—we eventually just absorb them, like drops in a stream, until memory fades and they join up with the continually flowing river that is progress. Which is why it’s kind of hard to remember that five years ago, when Girls premiered on HBO, the world was a different place. Sure, single-gal shows like The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Murphy Brown had laid the groundwork for then 25-year-old Lena Dunham’s creation. But Dunham made clear in the first episode that neither her character, Hannah, nor Jessa (Jemima Kirke), nor Marnie (Allison Williams), nor Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet) would be a Sex and the City fantasy: When chirpy Shoshanna tells Jessa, “You’re definitely like a Carrie, but with like some Samantha aspects, and Charlotte hair,” Jessa shoots her a look that just says: No. This show would be different. Girls is fiction, obviously. But it has been committed to portraying life, for the most part, as it is. The characters look like people, not actors who spend every waking second working out or tanning or shooting up human growth hormone. The apartments they inhabit are dim and cramped. Their panic about work, money, and love is relatable, the sex they have is awkward, and they go to the bathroom, a lot. At times watching the characters flail around and shoot snot rockets in the bathtub can get uncomfortable, but then they reel you back in with a spot-on joke: “Nobody tells you how bad it’s going to be in the real world,” moans Shoshanna in season four. “Yeah they do,” Marnie snaps. “It’s pretty much all they ever tell you.”

“Jemima called me. She was like, ‘I don’t want you to freak out. I want to quit the show.’ ” —Lena Dunham It is a comedy, after all. But from the start Girls intentionally pushed buttons: There’s nudity, which Dunham has explained is her way of trying to normalize real women’s bodies, homosexuality, and a character who is “super chill,” as the website Jezebel put it, about getting an abortion. Because of that, conservative critics began to rage against it almost immediately with what seemed like outsize fervor. “If, as [Dunham’s] character suggests in the show’s first episode, she is the voice of her generation, then one could seriously argue that we’re doomed,” the National Review warned in 2013. In hindsight it seems that perhaps its detractors saw before anyone else what a force Girls would be and how it would permeate our culture. The Internet roiled with Girls think pieces and interviews with the intelligent cast, all of whom made a point of identifying as feminists and encouraged others to do so. Traveling to Texas with Dunham in 2014 for a profile, I was startled by the size of the crowds at events for her book, Not That Kind of Girl, which she held in conjunction with Planned Parenthood, a favored cause. Since then Dunham has further immersed herself in politics; she was one of Hillary Clinton’s most vocal campaign surrogates. Meanwhile, Kirke advocated for the Center for Reproductive Rights, candidly sharing her own abortion story; Mamet wrote about her insecurities and struggles with an eating dis100

order in Glamour; and as an ambassador to Horizons National, Williams focused on closing the education gap. Last year all four women released a PSA urging support for sexual-assault survivors. One can bet that Girls isn’t going to go out lightly in its last season. And the show’s legacy will be felt long after it goes off the air: Shows like Broad City, Love, and Better Things all have Girls in their DNA. Dunham and Girls executive producer Jenni Konner, who interviews the cast below, have made it their mission to deepen the bench of women storytellers by founding a newsletter, Lenny Letter, and a production company, A Casual Romance Productions. And so the river of progress will continue its inexorable flow forward and not back. With that, Jenni, take it away. —Jessica Pressler JENNI KONNER: Here’s the idea: When you leave a job, they do something called an exit interview, where they ask you questions about your experience at that company. I want to ask you questions from a corporation’s actual exit interview for this interview. And the company we’re going to talk about is Girls. So. Hi, guys. Welcome. LENA DUNHAM: Hi, Jennifer. JENNI: I’m going to start with Jemima. What was the most satisfying thing about your job, and the least satisfying? JEMIMA KIRKE: OK, thank you. The least and the most satisfying thing about my job was my relationship with Lena. [Laughter.] In a good way. It definitely caused us to get closer [after 15 years of friendship], and it caused us to fight. And then at the end of it, you know, [our relationship] was nicer. J E N N I: Everyone, take your cue from Jemima and be brutally honest. [Laughter.] All right—Allison? ALLISON WILLIAMS: I started playing one person, then she evolved so much. I got to exercise all kinds of muscles. The least satisfying? I always wanted to be in the show more. [Laughter.] That was my M.O. every year. I wanted to be a piece of furniture in Hannah’s apartment, if that’s what it took. JENNI: Jemima just said, “That’s so typical.” And I was about to say, “That’s so on-brand.” ALLISON: Listen, I’m consistent. JENNI: You are nothing if not consistent. It’s such a relief. Zosia? ZOSIA MAMET: The most satisfying part was getting to play a person who was so intrinsically opposite of me in, like, every atom of my being. The dissatisfying thing was that I came to know this human that I created. And love her. And now I miss her. JENNI: Lena? LENA: I think the most satisfying part was learning to treasure collaboration. When I went into the job, I had fear about letting other people into my process. So whether it was becoming partners with you, Jenni, and realizing that I had a lifelong creative partner, which isn’t something that I ever expected to have in my life based on being raised by parents who went into a studio alone and acted like art was a solitary activity. Or building my relationships with Allison and Zosia, and learning to listen when they had a note and not become defensive. Or the hardest, learning to listen to Jemima, because I always felt like she was, like, six steps from murdering me and I had to protect myself. But all of that helped me learn the satisfying thing of opening up and understanding that other people’s concepts of their characters, their ideas, are just as valuable as mine. JENNI: And least satisfying? LENA: Sometimes I would get very lonely, because I wanted to be a part of the group, but there was also the element of, like, having to boss people around. And we would be doing all this as a team, [but] if we got criticism, I felt like it would all come down on me in this shit-storm torrent. Even though I was surrounded by love, there were times where I felt very “by myself” in the process.

Zosia’s Set Notes There’s an “innate, intrinsic trust” that exists on Girls, says Mamet, who plays Shoshanna. “No matter what happens on set, even if we all vomited, we would still make a good show.” Vince T-shirt. Dior skirt, sneakers. Dana Rebecca Designs earrings. Into her bold brows? Try CoverGirl Easy Breezy Brow Fill + Shape + Define Brow Powder ($11, at drugstores). 101

Jemima’s Favorite Moment “My best day was the day I experienced what it’s like to be picked up [in the air] by Adam Driver,” says Kirke, who plays Jessa. Preen by Thornton Bregazzi dress, slip. Smith + Mara earrings. Doyle & Doyle antique necklace. Larkspur & Hawk bracelet. Salvatore Ferragamo’s Creations sandals. For a temporary pink look, try L’Oréal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Color in Pink ($13, at drugstores).


Lena’s Impostor Syndrome “Making my deal with HBO as a 23-year-old woman, I felt I had so much to prove,” says Girls creator Dunham, who portrays Hannah onscreen. Fenty Puma by Rihanna hoodie dress, boots. Early Halloween vintage boa. 103

Allison’s One Complaint “I always wanted to be in the show more,” says Williams, who plays Marnie. “I wanted to be a piece of furniture in Hannah’s apartment, if that’s what it took.” Prada jacket, shirt, pants, belt.


JENNI: I’m just gonna say—the hardest part of my job was just trying to get you guys not to get haircuts and tattoos! [Laughter.] Now back to the questionnaire: What would you change about the job, if you could, now? JEMIMA: Ugh, I think season two. JENNI: Your whole season? LENA: That was the season where you said I had to get out of your dressing room or you were gonna punch me, Jem. J E M I MA: Season two was kind of traumatic for me. I think for everyone. And I know that I was a bit of a tyrant myself. LENA: I think it’s time for us to disclose to the world that, like, three days before season two, Jemima tried to quit. [Laughter.] JEMIMA: Yeah. My sense of who I was and what I wanted was really thin. I really wasn’t sure what the f-ck I was doing. LENA: I remember being in a cab. And Jemima called me. She was like, “I have to tell you something. It’s not a big deal. I don’t want you to freak out. I want to quit the show.” [Laughter.] J E N N I: We’re so glad you stayed, Jem. Zosia, what would you change? ZOSIA: Oh, f-ck. That’s so hard. So much of my day-to-day work on the show was my attempt to try and find Shoshanna. I think I had a lot of anxiety that I wouldn’t hit her tone right. JENNI: But you invented her tone. ZOSIA: It was such a surprise to me that that [character] came out of me. I was so all-encompassed in getting it right that I think I lost some of the “relishing the moment” of being in the scenes. JENNI: Allison? ALLISON: What would I change? The entire show was a real exercise in trust and lack of control for me. And so three seasons ago, I probably would have said I wish I had been a writer and producer on the show. [Laughter.] Have some element of control. But now I know that it would have driven me to an early insane asylum. I don’t have the skill that Lena does, which is to be able to extricate myself from my own body as I’m writing my character.

“It is a workspace, but it’s creative. We put so much of ourselves into this. And feelings do get hurt.” —Jemima Kirke JENNI: OK, Lena? What would you change? LENA: Making my deal with HBO as a 23-year-old woman, I felt that I had so much to prove. I felt like I had to be the person who answered emails the fastest, stayed up the latest, worked the hardest. As much as I loved my job, I really, like, injured myself in some ways. If I had felt like, “You’re worthy of eight hours of sleep, not four; you’re worthy of turning your phone off on a Saturday,” I don’t think it would have changed the outcome of the show. [But] I could have worked with a sense of joy and excitement, rather than guilt and anxiety of being “found out.” The advice I would give any woman going into a job if she has a sense of impostor syndrome would be: There will be nothing if you don’t look out for you. And I can’t wait, on my next project, to go into it with the strength that comes from, like, valuing your own body and your own mental health. Jenni’s like, “We’ll believe it when we see it.” [Laughter.] JENNI: OK, next question: What do you think it takes to succeed at this company? [Laughter.] Jemima.

JEMIMA: Communication, obviously. It is a workspace, but it’s creative. Like, we’re all putting so much of ourselves into this. And feelings do get hurt. You need communication. ZOSIA: In order to succeed, all you had to do was really show up prepared, and ready to be open and a part of the team. LENA: Gotta show up to play. ALLISON: And a willingness to thrust your ego aside and say yes. You guys said, “Jump,” and I would say, “How high?” LENA: What it takes to succeed at the company? Bravery. Not just the bravery to do a scene that might be uncomfortable or to take your clothes off. But also the bravery to be like, “I have a question.” To admit when you’re not sure about something, so that we can come together and make it better. JENNI: Al, did your job duties turn out to be as you expected? ALLISON: I associated sets with a high-drama atmosphere. To my enormous relief, the cast was the source of almost zero drama, with the exception of one very abrupt departure [of actor Christopher Abbott, who played Williams’ boyfriend Charlie] . JENNI: But we’ve healed. We’ve all healed. LENA: I text him all the time. And he texts back! Yeah. I feel the same thing as Al. I remember telling people we were doing the show, and they were like, “Who’s on it?” And I was like, “It’s all of our first job, and we’re all 24.” And everyone was like, “Good luck.” [Laughter.] And I thought, at a certain point in the second season, I was gonna have to sit you girls down and be like, “Listen, bitches. You’re lucky to have a job. So get it together and cut out this behavior!” Like, “If you’re spotted out with Jared Leto one more time, this is done.” [Laughter.] And then everyone was just nice. Jemima and I fought sometimes because we’ve been close since we were 11, and that’s one of the things you do when you’re family. JENNI: OK. Next question: Were you happy with your pay, benefits, and other incentives? [Laughter.] ZOSIA: This might be too dark. But being sort of an orphan child, without, like, parental figures, it was incredibly pleasant to be surrounded by human beings whose job on a daily basis was to take care of me. I was eating up that parental substitution love. JEMIMA: Benefits of being on the job? I’m not mad about a good table at a restaurant. Do you know I actually [pretended to be] my own publicist when I didn’t have one? LENA: She did. And she would call for reservations and clothes. What did you say your name was? JEMIMA: I was just like, “Hey, I’m a publicist. I’m calling on behalf of one Jemima Kirke on HBO’s Girls.” [Laughter.] JENNI: Allison? ALLISON: Well, we were very well compensated, which was a real privilege. Putting aside the fact that it’s nice to be well paid…it allowed me to be selective [with other projects] and thus much more creatively fulfilled. LENA: There are a lot of shows where the dudes make a lot more f-cking money than the girls. And we were on a show where the girls were The Thing. JENNI: And they got paid for being The Thing. What do you think your favorite memory will be at this company? Jemima. JEMIMA: My best day was the day that I experienced what it’s like to be picked up [in the air] by Adam Driver. [Laughter.] LENA: I like it too. Adam Driver cradled me like a motherf-cking baby for, like, eight takes, and I won’t lie, it felt good. JEMIMA: You know the big thing that you jump over in gymnastics? JENNI: The vault. JEMIMA: That’s Adam Driver. [Laughter.] Like, you can just run and jump on it. It doesn’t move, and it supports you fully. LENA: It’s like a hot-ass future-Oscar-winning vault. I’m glad we live in a world where women can reduce men to vaults….I also didn’t mind being laid across, like, a satiny (continued on page 126) 105

The End of an Era Mamet says a “tidal wave” of sadness hit on her final day on set. “I got to spend six years on such a joyous experience that it caused that type of grief at its funeral,” she says. On Mamet: Hillier Bartley waistcoat, blouse, pants. Maison Michel hat. On Kirke: Burberry top and pants. La Perla bra. Smith + Mara earrings. Doyle & Doyle antique necklace.


On Williams: ThePerfext dress. H.Stern earrings. On Dunham: Olivia von Halle top. Jil Sander pants. See Glamour Shopper for more information. Hair for Dunham: Rheanne White at Tracey Mattingly; hair for all others: Tamara McNaughton at Streeters; makeup for Dunham and Mamet: Romy Soleimani at Tim Howard Management; makeup for Williams and Kirke: Fulvia Farolfi at Bryan Bantry Agency; manicures: Alicia Torello at The Wall Group; production: Elise Connett at JN Production; set designer: Viki Rutsch at Exposure NY. 107


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This issue is a celebration of creative women! Now cover star Lena Dunham and co-conspirator Jenni Konner have a few nominees of their own.

s a duo, we take inspiration from many sources: soapy network dramas, large bowls of pasta served after midnight, the perfect pair of white sneakers, neon signs. But our biggest joy is to learn about—and exult in—the hard work of other women. Here are nine such

forces whose contributions to the arts, advocacy, and the written word embolden us on a daily basis. We are thrilled to share these ladies with you—and now to have a glossy collage of them to pin to our office walls. (Not sorry. Heroine worship is a healthy part of one’s day.) —Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner

Reina Gossett The fearless 33-year-old LGBTQ advocate, artist, and grassroots organizer finds hope in the perseverance of the human spirit. Why do you do what you do? Being around so much violence, as a community organizer and a disabled black trans woman, left me burned out and desirous of other ways to change the world. How do you do what you do? My work as a writer and an emerging filmmaker focuses on bringing the people who are in the background to the foreground. What’s your favorite part of being you? As Miss Major—my friend, mentor, and a black trans woman elder—likes to say, “I’m still fucking here!” I can’t overstate the importance of still being here.

Greta Lee

We’ve been obsessed with the Inside Amy Schumer star and comedy writer, 33, since Lena saw her onstage in 2012. Why do you do what you do? I started to write in earnest because I was tired of feeling underwhelmed by the roles available to women of color. How do you do what you do? I try to learn a new trade between jobs and sometimes on the job. Joanna Lumley—international treasure and Patsy from Ab Fab—taught me to crochet while we were in a play together. I find that working with my hands counteracts the overly inward-gazing aspect of acting. What’s your favorite part of being you?My outsize confidence. 108

Jenny Zhang The Brooklyn poet, 33, is as serious about rompers as she is about rethinking our image of Asian American women. Why do you do what you do? Because, at its finest, writing is a protective barrier against a sometimes-bleak reality. How do you do what you do? Lately I’ve been writing stories on my phone to trick myself into thinking they’re “just notes.” The real work is editing. What’s your favorite part of being you? Anyone who holds on to idealism in today’s society is lucky. I’m very lucky.

Jowita Bydlowska The 39-year-old Toronto author of Drunk Mom—an eviscerating memoir of motherhood—isn’t afraid to get uncomfortably intimate. (And we say this as the creators of Girls!) Why do you do what you do? It’s immensely satisfying to know that people relate to some of the things I write about, like mental health. How do you do what you do? I listen and watch and tell myself stories about what I hear and see. That’s how I end up with fiction…and occasionally good texting banter. What’s your favorite part of being you? Being a mom to my son, Hugo. He keeps me relatively sane.

The staff of Lenny Letter We’re biased, but we think the team behind our weekly newsletter—Jessica Grose, 34, Laia Garcia, 32, Dianca London Potts, 29, and Kaitlyn Greenidge, 35—is the smartest in the biz.


Why do you do what you do? We do what we do to dismantle the patriarchy, to inform and entertain readers, and to make talking about your UTI socially acceptable in all situations. How do you do what you do? With a lot of text messages, Google docs, and inappropriate emoji. What’s your favorite part of your work? We are always proud to be our flawed, funny, feminist selves, and we accept you just as you are.

Jowita cartwheeling in Nova Scotia

Joy Bryant Sure, she was our favorite part of Parenthood, but we fell even harder when the 42-year-old actress wrote her viral manifesto, “Stop Telling Me I Should Have Kids.” Why do you do what you do? Because life is too damn short not to. I never want to say I coulda, shoulda, woulda. How do you do what you do? By surrounding myself with smart people I respect and trust. I also look for inspiration from women like Erykah Badu, artist Jill Knox, and former lawyer Eleanor Holmes Norton, on whom my character in the Amazon series Good Girls Revolt was based. What’s your favorite part of being you? My name, Joy. It’s a tough one to live up to, but somebody’s gotta do it. 109

Hot Spots Model Jasmine Sanders (@golden_barbie) proves that classic red and animal prints are all good together. Proenza Schouler short-sleeve top, $850, long-sleeve T-shirt, $495, skirt, platforms. Modern Weaving earrings, $120. Tory Burch bag, $795. Tuleste cuff, $175.


Fine Lines Closet hack: Take your button-downs into weekend territory with a track jacket. DKNY jacket, $598. Thomas Pink shirt, $95. Carven sweater, $590. 3.1 Phillip Lim x Linda Farrow sunglasses, $270. Mercedes Salazar earrings, $250. Like her slicked-back style? Try Moroccanoil Smoothing Lotion ($32,

Changing the New year, new way to wear athleisure. Here’s how to style your sporty pieces from now through spring.


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Sports Authority Athleisure pieces feel more dressed up with a touch of sparkle and shine. Case in point: this gold cap and beaded jersey-style shirt. Throw ’em on with your favorite denim. Gucci shirt. Augusta Sportswear jacket, $36. Cap, stylist’s own. For glowing, even skin, try Urban Decay Naked Skin One & Done Hybrid Complexion Perfector ($34,


Strings Attached Make a statement piece, like these fringe and mesh pants, work for day with a cozy sweater and—when you’re not at the beach—sneakers. Joseph sweater, $418, pants, $789. 113

Go Long Weirdly compelling style combination: floral dress with oversize windbreaker. Who knew? Rag & Bone parka, $995, dress, $595, sandals. Peter Saville x Paco Rabanne T-shirt, $150. Paco Rabanne turtleneck, $540. Dion Lee skirt. Rachel Comey earrings, $161.


Bright Idea Yes, that’s a lot of yellow. Tone down head-to-toe brights with different patterns, a flash of skin, and your favorite black accessories. Koché jacket, $780. Tanya Taylor skirt, $595. Ben-Amun by Isaac Manevitz earrings, $156. Marc Jacobs bag, $425. Rag & Bone sandals. To keep skin protected, try Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($10, at drugstores). See Glamour Shopper for more information. Model: Jasmine Sanders at The Society Management; hair: Ericka Verrett at Tomlinson Management Group; makeup: Tsipporah Liebman; production: Viewfinders. 115

Hamm with Verbeck. On her: Veda jacket. Gap T-shirt. Frame Denim jeans. Roxanne Assoulin choker.

Groomed! Even Hollywood’s leading men admit they need help looking this good. Meet four women who have that job. By Kate Branch Photographs by Pamela Hanson Stylist: Deborah Watson

“On set, I do everything! Hair, makeup, nose hair...”


—Kim Verbeck

roomer Kim Verbeck, 46, and actor Jon Hamm, 45, started working together long before Don Draper was even a thing. “It was 2006, on an Interview magazine shoot, and Mad Men hadn’t yet debuted,” says Hamm. “Kimmy has been ‘my people’ ever since.” GLAMOUR: What’s the best part about working with Jon? KIM VERBECK: Jon’s very loyal. And he’s always on time. JON HAMM: Some boys are particular about how they look. I’m not. GLAMOUR: There isn’t anything you are particular about, Jon?


JH: I’ve always had weird hair, and it’s never looked good. KV: So wrong! All I do is add dry shampoo—it gives it body. JH: It’s funny when guys don’t like to talk about makeup. I’m like, “You know you’re wearing makeup, right? We all are.” KV: For Jon I use a tinted oil-free moisturizer and a little powder for shine. And just a little concealer under the eyes. JH: None of us are George Clooney and get to just put some dirt on our face.

Ramirez with Guillaume. On her: Bella Freud sweater. Gap jeans. Repetto flats.


“I surround myself with strong women like Barbara.” —Edgar Ramirez

conversation with Venezuelan actor Edgar Ramirez, 39 (the cheating therapist in The Girl on the Train), and model turned groomer Barbara Guillaume, 39, typically includes a mix of Spanish, French, and English. “We speak about anything without people knowing what we are saying,” says Guillaume of their nearly three years together. Here, they go on the record. GLAMOUR: Barbara, what kind of prep goes into a day with Edgar? BARBARA GUILLAUME: If you put too many products and tools out,

male clients get scared! Moisturizer, eyedrops, antishine, concealer, powder mixed with a little bronzer, and lip balm—that’s it. GLAMOUR: Edgar, what grooming do you do on your own? EDGAR RAMIREZ: My father was a military man, so my nails need to be clipped. When you give someone your hand, it needs to be clean. GLAMOUR: Edgar, why did you get involved with #HeForShe? ER: I think men and women’s burdens and destinies are intertwined. BG: He’s a huge advocate for women. I wish I only worked with Edgar! 117

Machado with Teller. On her: Coach 1941 jacket. Current/Elliott T-shirt. Zara jeans. Rolex watch. Roxanne Assoulin bracelet.

“Without Marissa, I look like a piece of shit.”


—Miles Teller

remember the third time we worked together,” says groomer Marissa Machado, 33, of Bleed for This actor Miles Teller, 29. “It was for 21 & Over, and I came in the room and said, ‘Nice to see you,’ and he goes, ‘So, are you, like, my girl now?’ ” That was four years ago, and she’s still by his side, cutting hair, blotting shine.… GLAMOUR: Do you two ever peruse Getty Images and think, Nailed it! MILES TELLER: The Oscars [in 2015, for Whiplash]. Dug it. 118

MARISSA MACHADO: Oh my God, yes! But that was a stressful situation. It was Miles’ first time attending, so he had a few nerves, as did I! We had a few disagreements, a slight panic, but in the end we worked it out: structured hair—a big movie star moment. GLAMOUR: Any red-carpet hacks? Self-tanner a yes or no? MT: I’d say yes. Because you can feel like shit, and everyone is like, “Oh my God, you look amazing!”

Holland with Craig. On her: G-Star sweater. AMO jeans. Maison Coco necklace. Roxanne Assoulin bracelet. See Glamour Shopper for more information. Hair: Jillian Halouska at Starworks Artists; makeup: Natasha Severino at Forward Artists; manicure: Whitney Gibson at Nailing Hollywood; production: Viewfinders.

“A man should not look like he has makeup on. Ever.”


—Kumi Craig

ctor André Holland, 37, first met Canadian-born groomer Kumi Craig, 38, six years ago in a “dark, weird basement in Brooklyn doing a press tour for the film 42,” he says. “We bonded immediately.” With Oscar buzz now for his role in the coming-of-age film Moonlight, there is only one person he’ll call for his close-ups. GLAMOUR: Kumi, how did you get into grooming?

KUMI CRAIG: When I came to New York, I worked with a photographer who was shooting guys for Rolling Stone and Spin. People like Jimmy Fallon just started calling me to be their groomer on set. GLAMOUR: André, what is your regimen off set? ANDRE HOLLAND: La Mer toner for my neck; Kumi hooks me up. KC: I do love a beard. You always need a little scruff. AH: I’ve also been known to do a little manicure once in a while. 119

Sweetheart Chic The classic neckline lives on! Try it in black velvet paired with cuffed denim, high-shine earrings, and sleek pumps for a modern take on the eighties standby. Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello top, jeans, earrings, pumps.

Who doesn’t love a throwback? Staz Lindes, 24—musician, model, and the new face of YSL Beauty—is all about the new-wave decade. By Katheryn Erickson Photographs by Clare Shilland Fashion editor: Jaime Kay Waxman


Power Dressing The statement jacket in 2017: sequins, beading, and (slightly smaller) shoulder pads. Wear with a T-shirt, pale pink denim, silver hoops, and majorly teased hair. Alexandre Vauthier jacket, tank. J Brand shorts. Jennifer Fisher earrings. 121

Blush-Toned Lids Ultralight denim complements this very Blondie makeup vibe. To copy it, start with rose-color powder on the inner corners of eyes, buff along the crease, then blend straight up into the brow. Citizens of Humanity jacket. Jennifer Fisher earrings. For a rosy tint on eyes, try YSL Couture Palette Collector eyeshadow in The Street and I ($60,

taz Lindes has a thing for the past. Ask her about her favorite music and you’ll get a mini lesson in the history of rock ’n’ roll. “There was this dirty-rock thing before The Beatles were around,” she explains. “And I love that Nirvana was able to emulate heavy metal and make it pop-y.” Then there’s her look: the tiny bangs and thrift-store wardrobe, all quirky and vaguely rocker-retro. We discuss her band, The Paranoyds, her vintage-beauty inspiration, and her treasured fashion pieces here. G L AMOUR: You’re British and American. How have your roots influenced your look? STAZ LINDES: I’m drawn toward clothing that emulates what I wore as a kid. My mom’s English and has amazing style. Twiggy crocheted some things for her—I have this lime green little jacket—and my dad [Hal Lindes, former guitarist for Dire Straits] had some sick stuff. There’s this amazing Mossimo shirt of his with Elvis’ face all over it. GLAMOUR: What are your early music memories? SL: I started developing my own tastes when I was eight or nine.


I was into the Spice Girls and Destiny’s Child, but then I got a cool babysitter and discovered No Doubt. From then on, I knew I wanted to be whatever punk was. There was something about seeing Gwen Stefani, a hot tomboy with all the dudes, just killing it and doing push-ups onstage. She changed my life. GLAMOUR: Your stage makeup is pretty awesome. Who are your beauty icons? SL: I think the way Debbie Harry dresses and looks is so amazing. I love a lot of men: Johnny Rotten [from the Sex Pistols], Kurt Cobain, Poison Ivy from The Cramps. I’ll do a full lid to the eyebrow in either green, purple, pink, orange—the loudest colors—and a full cat eye and lipstick. And we’ve been into painting our faces green, like Miss Argentina from Beetlejuice. She looked so good with green skin and pink hair. GLAMOUR: Any makeup tips you’ve picked up over the years? SL: I run my hairbrush over my brow pencil to smudge it a bit. And that same babysitter taught me how to do a cat eye. She called them angel wings. You have to follow the corner of your eye and exaggerate. YSL has a really thick crayon [YSL Couture Kajal Eye Pencil, $35,] that I like.

Pretty in Pink Contrast an extra-girly ruffled blouse with boyish zippered trousers. Add a delicate gold necklace for a dainty touch. ASOS top. Alexander Wang pants. Sequin earrings. Necklace, model’s own. 123

Hell-Yes Ruffles Who needs an LBD when you can have a bold blue dress with unforgettable ruffles? Makeup also gets a special treatment: Do a wash of silver cream shadow on lids and just above the crease, then dust with silver glitter to catch the light. Gucci dress. To copy her pretty metallic lids, try YSL Full Metal Shadow in Grey Splash ($30,


Tuxedo Cool Upgrade a simple white tee and distressed jeans with a brocade jacket and a hot pink matte lip (apply with your fingertip so it’s not too perfect). Faith Connexion blazer. The Great T-Shirt. J.Crew jeans. Jennifer Fisher earrings. Gianvito Rossi pumps. Want a lip that pops? Try YSL Rouge Pur Couture The Mats N. 215 Lust for Pink ($37, yslbeautyus .com). See Glamour Shopper for more information. Model: Staz Lindes at Elite Paris; hair: Holly Mills, makeup: Justine Purdue, both at Tim Howard Management; manicure: Geraldine Holford at LMC Worldwide; prop stylist: Holly Trotta at Mary Howard Studio. 125

Cover / In Girls We Trust (continued from page 105) bed by Patrick Wilson while he stared at me like I was like a queen from heaven. Like, I’m not immune to that shit. But my best memory—I hope this isn’t too personal, Jenni—it was on our last episode. You and I got in a small argument. Went in a room. And we managed to cry, apologize, and work it out within three minutes, then go back to work. JENNI: And then everyone outside was like, “We heard you got in a huge fight.” LENA: Huge fight! But I was so proud. I saw the seven years of hard work we put into [perfecting our communication], because we f-cking super-processed. ZO S I A: Not to be dark and Wednesday Addams again, but my last day, which was also Jemima’s last day, hit so hard: the tidal wave of true sadness. But in the weirdest way, it’s such a happy memory. Before the age of 30, I got to spend six years on such a joyous experience that it caused that type of grief at its funeral. LENA: If you’re sad, Zosia’s an amazing person to text for a quote. I was having issues with the loss of a relationship, and she texted me, “We may be soulmates for life, or only a train ride. But it just changes your life no matter what.” Zosia is Oprah. JENNI: Last question: Would you work for this company in the future? JEMIMA: That’s like if someone asked me, “Would you like to go back to college?” Of course I would. ’Cause I would finally do it right. So yes, I would do it all over again. ALLISON: I would 100 percent come back, because—one, I’m spoiled by the scripts. To start your career with these scripts is a weird albatross. Every time I read a script by anyone else, I’m like, “Oh, come on. This is not good.” I will always trust your judgment as a show-running operation. ZOSIA: So often you work on another project and there’s that feeling of, like, “I think it’s gonna be good, and I hope that they want to cut together my scene in a pleasant way.” But there isn’t just innate, intrinsic trust that exists of, like, “Oh, no matter what happens on set, even if we all vomited, we would still make a good show.” LENA: And sometimes we did vomit. ZOSIA: We were allowed to grow. Not only as ourselves but as characters. And if I got to do that for the rest of my life, I would die a happy woman. Jenni Konner is an executive producer of HBO’s Girls and cofounder of Lenny Letter. There is no popular or semipopular television show she has not watched in its entirety. No one can understand where she finds the time. Follow her @JenniKonner. 126

Glamour / Shopper

The Get-It Guide All the info you need to buy the stuff you love in this month’s issue


On Williams: Marc Jacobs dress, $2,400, boots, $6,500, Marc Jacobs stores. H.Stern earrings, $4,000, H.Stern, NYC, Coral Gables, FL. On Mamet: Marc Jacobs dress, $6,800, boots, Marc Jacobs stores. Sidney Garber earrings, $3,995, Sidney Garber, Chicago. On Dunham: Marc Jacobs sweatshirt, $1,800, shorts, $695, platforms, $2,250, Marc Jacobs stores. On Kirke: Marc Jacobs dress, $2,400, platforms, $2,250, Marc Jacobs stores. Lynn Ban for Fenty x Puma ring, $2,100,

Shop the Trends

Page 28: Proenza Schouler dress, $2,650, earrings, $695, clutch, $1,390, sandals, $1,050, Proenza Schouler, NYC. Page 32: Michael Kors Collection coat, $4,595, clutch, $1,550, sandals, $695, select Michael Kors stores.

Style Your Size

Page 38: Eloquii blouse, $70, sizes 14–24, Mansur Gavriel slides, $475, mansur Page 40: ASOS Curve top, $52, sizes 14–24,

Glamour Beauty

Page 49: Versace sweater, $1,075, Eddie Borgo choker, $300,

By Women for Women

Page 97: At bottom right: OffWhite c/o Virgil Abloh jacket, $800, P.E Nation crop top, $90, pe-nation .com. Simone Rocha skirt, $1,410, Rachel Comey earrings, $161, rachel Salvatore Ferragamo bag, $1,650, Salvatore Ferragamo stores. Lane Bryant belt, $35, Salvatore Ferragamo’s Creations sandals, $2,500,

In Girls We Trust

Pages 98–99: On Williams: Fendi top, $650, dress, boots, $950, Fendi stores. La Perla briefs, $340, H.Stern earrings, $4,000, H. Stern, NYC. On Mamet: Miu Miu coat, $2,275, top, $990, shorts, $895, sandals, $690, select Miu Miu stores. Dana Rebecca Designs earrings, $440, dana On Dunham: Urban Outfitters coat, $159, Journelle bra, $72, Journelle, NYC, Chicago. Fenty Puma by Rihanna pants, $240, cap, $80, boots, $390, On Kirke: Lacoste robe, $445, Araks bra, $225, Vionnet trousers, $1,053, Doyle & Doyle necklace, $685, Doyle & Doyle, NYC. Prada sandals, select Prada stores. Page 101: Vince T-shirt, $85, Dior skirt, $9,300, choker,

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$350, earrings (worn as rings), $300, sneakers, $1,600, Dior stores. Dana Rebecca Designs earrings, $440, danarebecca Page 102: Preen by Thornton Bregazzi dress with slip, $2,205, net-a-porter .com. Smith + Mara earrings, $430, Doyle & Doyle necklace, $685, Doyle & Doyle, NYC. Larkspur & Hawk bracelet, $800, larkspur Salvatore Ferragamo’s Creations sandals, $2,500, Salvatore Ferragamo stores. Page 103: Fenty Puma by Rihanna hoodie dress, $360, boots, $390, Vintage boa, Early Halloween, NYC. Page 104: Prada top, $4,180, blue shirt, $980, pants, $3,330, belt, $245, select Prada stores. Pages 106–107: On Mamet: Hillier Bartley vest, $695, blouse, $1,195, waistcoat, $950, matches Maison Michel hat, $544, On Kirke: Burberry shirt, $895, trousers, $995, La Perla bra, $218, Smith + Mara earrings, $430, Doyle & Doyle necklace, $685, Doyle & Doyle, NYC. On Williams: ThePerfext dress, $675, Elyse Walker, Pacific Palisades, CA. H.Stern earrings, $4,000, H.Stern, NYC. On Dunham: Olivia von Halle top, $423, Jil Sander pants, $920, Jil Sander, NYC, Chicago.

Changing the Game

Page 110: Proenza Schouler short-sleeve top, $850, longsleeve T-shirt, $495, skirt, $13,300, Proenza Schouler, NYC; sandals, similar styles at Proenza Schouler, NYC. Modern Weaving earrings, $120, Tory Burch bag, $795, Tory Burch, NYC. Tuleste cuff, $175, tuleste .com. Page 111: DKNY jacket, $598, for stores. Thomas Pink shirt, $95, thomas Carven sweater, $590, 3.1 Phillip Lim x Linda Farrow sunglasses, $270, Mercedes Salazar earrings, $250, Fivestory, NYC. Page 112: Gucci shirt, $5,900, select Gucci stores. Augusta Sportswear jacket, $36, augusta Page 113: Joseph sweater, $418, pants, $789, Page 114: Rag & Bone parka, $995, dress, $595, sandals, Rag & Bone stores. Peter Saville x Paco Rabanne T-shirt, $150, Dover Street Market, NYC. Paco Rabanne turtleneck, $540, Dion Lee skirt, $2,350, Rachel Comey earrings, $161, Page 115: Koché jacket, $780, select Nordstrom. Chanel lace tank. Tanya Taylor skirt, $595, tanya Ben-Amun by Isaac Manevitz earrings, $156, ben Marc Jacobs bag,

$425, Marc Jacobs stores. Rag & Bone sandals, Rag & Bone stores.


Page 116: Veda jacket, $946, Gap T-shirt, $25, Frame Denim jeans, $245, Roxanne Assoulin choker, $190, On Hamm: Ralph Lauren sweater, $995, Civilianaire jeans, for similar. Rolex watch, rolex .com for similar. Page 117: Bella Freud sweater, $590, Atelier New York, NYC. Gap jeans, $80, Repetto flats, $365, On Ramirez: Tommy Hilfiger Tailored Collection suit, $625, shirt, $80, Brooks Brothers bow tie, $60, brooks Christian Louboutin shoes, $1,150, Christian Louboutin, NYC. Page 118: Coach 1941 jacket, $595, Current/Elliott T-shirt, $98, Zara jeans, $36, Rolex watch, for similar. Roxanne Assoulin bracelet, $75, On Teller: Sandro shirt, $225, Dior Homme pants, $870, Page 119: G-Star sweater, $130, AMO jeans, $257, Maison Coco necklace. Roxanne Assoulin bracelet, $80, roxanne On Holland: EFM Engineered for Motion sweater, $335, COS shirt, $99, cosstores .com. Joe Fresh jeans, joefresh .com for similar. Dries Van Noten shoes, $730, select Saks Fifth Avenue.

’80s Strong

Page 120: Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello top, $2,690, jeans, $690, earrings, $695 for set of two, pumps, $995, Saint Laurent, NYC. Page 121: Alexandre Vauthier jacket, tank, Just One Eye, L.A. J Brand shorts, $198, select Saks Fifth Avenue. Jennifer Fisher earrings, $250, jennifer Page 122: Citizens of Humanity jacket, $378, Jennifer Fisher earrings, $250, jennifer Page 123: ASOS top, $60, Alexander Wang pants, $575, for similar. Sequin earrings, $178, sequin Page 124: Gucci dress, $5,890, Page 125: Faith Connexion blazer, $1,610, The Great T-Shirt, $105, select Neiman Marcus. J.Crew jeans, $250–$300, for similar. Jennifer Fisher earrings, $250, Gianvito Rossi pumps, $675,

All prices are approximate.

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The Glamour List

14 Totally Legit Expectations in Love By Kimberly Bonnell & Pamela Redmond Satran

That your partner will be able to read your mind. Not all the time. But when you need a dish of caramel swirl (with side of cookie) and the kitchen is sooo far from the couch. Then. That laundry, lawn mowing, and other household jobs won’t be divided along traditional gender lines. Except maybe when rodents are involved.

That your partner will understand that you and your vibrator were happy together before you two met and you intend to maintain that relationship…

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. hips ds That your weird college roommate is quirky and hilarious, but his is definitely a sociopath.

That your S.O. will understand that your family is the best. Also the worst. Sometimes in the same hour. Doesn’t need to be a reason.

That there will be swooning! Odes, poetic tributes! THIS IS NOT TOO MUCH TO ASK.

That your first baby will be a girl and her name will be Eliza, after Eliza Hamilton, duh.

That foot rubs fix everything. That a party conversation with a hot-AF woman should include a mention of you within 20 seconds. (And should include the actual you in under a minute.)

That you will kiss good night, even when you’re wearing your night guard.

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That your beloved should text no fewer than two times a day, no more than…nah, limitless! 127

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