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“I hate the word no. There really aren’t any limits.” OLYMPIC GOLD-MEDAL GYMNAST
SIMONE BILES WOMAN OF THE YEAR
“This was all on my vision board.” MODEL AND BODY ACTIVIST
ASHLEY GRAHAM WOMAN OF THE YEAR
OUR FIRST-EVER MAN OF THE YEAR
“The battle for gender equality can’t be won unless men lead it along with women.” ACTIVIST, ICON, AND MUSICIAN
Read about him—and all the winners—inside
Ashley’s Major Year page 222
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Cover Reads & Hot Topics Meet this year’s game changers, starting on page 202. And turn to page 67 for a look at the making of this jampacked power issue
91 What Are You Wearing Tonight? All your shoes (page 100), dresses (pages 92–96 and 224), and hair ideas (page 134) here!
77 Unedited Everything we binge-talked about this year, including the return of Gilmore Girls and ’00s fashion
183 No More Present Panic! You know those people who always pick the perfect present? You are now one of those people
Women of the Year 2016
202 Gwen! Our cover star has had a lot of career milestones. But 2016 is the year she “got woken up,” she says. Here’s how
Fashion 91 Nail Your Holiday Style! Save yourself the ten-outfit try-on before every party—these looks work
98 The Accessory Edit Bags and metallic block heels that will take your outfit up a notch 102 Outfits for Days Dior beauty consultant Violette mixes up three key pieces with her signature French chic
104 Coats for All Sizes Whether you’re petite, tall, above a size 14 (or below), you’ll love these picks! 112 Renting Just Got Better These rental services will get you where you need to go in style glamour.com 35
…easy workouts… page 154
…holiday drinks… page 153
Beauty This month we’re talking about: edgy night-out looks… page 224
114 Fashion Newsflash Glamour editors dish on the season’s buzziest fashion headlines 116 “It’s OK to Be Whatever Size You Are” Khloé Kardashian and partner Emma Grede on their new jeans line 36 glamour.com
224 Own the Night Here’s how to nail the season’s pretty-tough mix
119 Supermodel Makeup School Step-by-step directions for shimmery, bronzy beauty looks
…and chic tree trimmings! page 86
130 Kendall’s Rules for Low-Key Beauty Turns out the model (and face of Estée Lauder) does not follow every Kardashian family law
138 How to Win at Holiday Hair The secret: nothing but braids. Here’s your how-to
232 Pretty Little Things These tropicalinspired accessories will upgrade your holiday look
124 Burning, Man! Extra-special candles, incenses, and matchsticks to give as gifts—or buy for yourself
132 Mask Mania! There are so many to choose from now. Here’s what will work
142 Party-Hair Lookbook And 14 more ways to dress up your hair!
244 Glamour Dos & Don’ts It’s an olive-vs.emerald face-off. Which side are you on?
128 Best. Beauty Gifts. Ever. Gorgeous goods handpicked by the Glamour beauty team
134 The Sexiest Waves Ever The hair guy for stars like Keira Knightley shares his shortcuts
144 6 Annoying Winter Skin Issues, Solved Cracked lips? Dullness? Here’s how to fix it
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…animal Instagrams (so cute!) page 88
…and why it’s sometimes hard to admit you’re happy. page 156
…gifts for all… page 183 Tabitha Simmons heels ($725, tabithasimmons .com)
Wellbeing 153 The Cocktail Justification Matrix Your holiday booze guide 154 The Unboring Workout A-listers love the climbing-based workout at the Rise Nation gym. You will too!
156 My Dirty Little Secret: I’m Happy Why is it so hard to admit life is awesome without getting side eye? 160 UTI Myths, Cleared Up If a urinary tract infection has ever sneaked up on you, read this
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165 When Your Paycheck Is Bigger Than His New research shows it can hurt your relationship. (Yes, still.) We asked couples about the highs and lows of today’s money dynamic
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…bold-print accessories… page 232
Plus: model makeup lessons… page 119
174 Why I Hate My Dog Glamour editor Elisabeth Egan has a few complaints about her mutt 176 This Is My Job Everyone told Amy Swift construction work was a man’s job. She proved them all wrong 180 Girl Runs Away, Joins Circus Kristin Finley quit her job to be a trapeze artist and never looked back—or down!
192 31 Days of Giving For the tenth year running: our list of ways to show love to the world
Talk 195 What We Believe Eighty-two percent of us say religion plays an important role in our lives. So why aren’t we talking about it? 198 The Meaning of Michelle The First Lady’s significance, explained
Solutions for your winter skin dilemmas… page 144
Everything Else You Need 48 From Me to You 52 Friends of Glamour 56 The Month in Pictures
…beauty gifts for days… page 128
64 @Glamourmag 243 Glamour Shopper
…and fashion rentals! page 112
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From Me to You
What Makes a Woman of the Year in 2016?
his issue marks 26 years of Glamour’s Women of the Year Awards—26 years of winners who have pushed and prodded our culture forward. There have been some astonishing honorees over those decades, all dishing valuable advice. (When asked back in 1992 what her chief accomplishment was, Whoopi Goldberg responded, “Staying who I am with very little compromise.” Still what we all aspire to!) But this year feels special, and it feels different—as if together we are starting to own our power as women in this country. Not just because we may be poised to elect our first female president (WOTY class of 2008!), and not just because terms like feminism and empowerment are being thrown around regularly (that’s nice, but not necessarily world-changing). No, this is about something deeper: Every where you look, women are raising their voices, unwilling to let old-fashioned concepts of what we should be or do or look like hold us back. If you want more of that in your own life in 2017, our Women of the Year offer some hints on how to get there. One of the common themes I hear them talking about: that it’s crucial to find a way to get over your hang-ups (yes, they have them too—and over the same superficial issues as you and me). Years ago,
Me, Onstage at Women of the Year Always my favorite evening. Watch the action live this year at facebook.com/glamour.
in an interview, Christine Lagarde—the financial force honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award on page 220—was asked for advice on commanding a room. She responded that “it’s a question of feeling confident about yourself, being reconciled with your own identity—and your own body, actually. I remember Hillary Clinton not long ago addressing the IMF staff and saying, ‘Stop being obsessed about losing weight. Be OK with yourself.’… She’s right. You have to first of all be OK with yourself, accept who you are.… It’s hard, but I think being reconciled with your body and your identity is step one.” I was struck by that—who knew the head of the IMF had advice on getting over your thighs? But the point is clear: These women have seen that you can do great things in life when you find some way to park your doubts at the curb. Woman of the Year Miuccia Prada (page 208) told me that when she was in her early thirties, she went through a bout of insecurity about aging, but got over it. “Now it’s not that I don’t know that I’m aging, [it’s that] I don’t care,” she says. “Why can’t oldness be attractive?” So how did she banish the anxiety? In part, through work. “You don’t think about aging,” she says, “if you have something better to think about.” But back to Lagarde. If being cool with your body is step one on the path to aweGwen Forever! someness, what’s step two? “There are limits put on women, but why?” asks our cover star.
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These days, the most powerful acts are personal. And yes, men are welcome to the party too.
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“The second step,” she said, “is about being honest and telling the truth, not covering up and pretending you are somebody that you are not deep down inside.” And this is key: So many of this year’s honorees rose to greatness not just through big, public achievements (corner offices! Grammy wins!) but also through speaking their truths, often on very personal topics. Zendaya (page 216) was a successful young Disney star, but she became a standout role model—and a Woman of the Year—when she began being honest on social media about everything from racism to beauty ideals. On a graver note, the young activist Nadia Murad (whose story, on page 206, you must read) started a global quest for justice simply by sitting down with an aid organization to detail her own experience of Advisory Board—made up of past winners, plus our editors— being kidnapped and enslaved by ISIS. has put the kibosh on naming a Man of the Year on the grounds The point is that we can all start to inch closer to our own that men aren’t exactly hurting for awards in this world, and power by being honest. As we went to press, there was an that at Glamour, the tribe we’re into celebrating is female. astonishing movement happening on Twitter, launched by the But these days most women want men—no, need men—in our writer Kelly Oxford, who, after hearing Donald Trump’s 2005 tribe; their presence helps outnumber the losers harassing comments about groping women, posted to her followers, schoolgirls on the side of the road. When the president declares “Tweet me your first assaults.” Millions—literally millions— himself a feminist, when super-cool actors line up to endorse of women responded, many speaking for the the United Nation’s #HeForShe campaign, first time about what had happened to them. I when a major male rock star who could do anyfound the results as powerful as any report I’d thing at all with his life decides to focus on the ever read on the subject, a damning snapshot of rights of women and girls worldwide—well, all what girls and women go through, and a chalthat’s worth celebrating. We’re proud to name that rock star, Bono, our first Man of the Year lenge to the world to do better. (Oh, and here’s on page 212. mine, in under 140 characters: Man in a Trans But don’t just take it from me. Tune in on Am pulled up as I walked home from school age November 14 beginning at 9:00 A.M. PT on 14. Waved me over. Was masturbating. I ran— facebook.com/glamour to soak up the daytime close call. #NotOkay.) sessions and the evening awards. I hope you’ll The message here: Be honest. Be forthright. find stories, and women, to be inspired by—so Your voice has power, and you need no one’s Treat Yourself! that you can keep raising your voice, and telling permission to use it. In honor of the Women of the your story, in 2017. We’ll be listening. Year Awards, SoulCycle is And on a final note, after 26 years, Women offering Glamour readers your first class free. To book, call of the Year is evolving. This year we’ll celeyour nearest studio with the brate in Los Angeles, not New York City, and code SOULGLAMOUR, include a daytime summit at which hundreds and enjoy! Visit soul-cycle of women can learn from each other and cheer .com for locations. each other on. And in 2016, the awards also Cindi Leive, editor-in-chief Valid now through December @cindi_leive honor a man. For years our Women of the Year 31, 2016, at all locations.
This year was filled with so much female goodness! There was Beyoncé serving up Lemonade…
…Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross (host of our Women of the Year Awards!) getting real on her Instagram…
…Megyn Kelly making the treatment of women—once rarely covered—legit debate material…
…Amber Tamblyn posting …SNL’s resident a brave tale of years-ago goddess Leslie Jones assault (it began with facing down her the words “I need to tell Twitter haters… you a story”)…
…and America Ferrera being back on TV in Superstore. Love her. That is all!
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Man of the Hour So happy that more guys are down with women’s causes. Just take Bono, our Man of the Year, who’s launched the Poverty Is Sexist initiative. “If [politicians] don’t support women and girls,” he says, “vote them out of office.”
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What Little Act of Courage Inspired You This Year? Our December contributors reflect. “Watching an amazing Syrian family—a pregnant mom, her husband, and two toddlers—move to the U.S. with nothing. I wrote about them for The New York Times Magazine in January, and they were finally cleared by the State Department to come to the U.S. in September.”
“When members of the United States Women’s National Soccer Team stood up to the U.S. Soccer Federation, bringing awareness to women’s rights to the same pay as men. They are inspiring on and off the field.” —Miguel Reveriego, who shot cover star Gwen Stefani (page 202) and Ashley Graham (page 222)
“Alicia Keys’ going to the VMAs makeupfree. It was a breath of fresh air to see her stand up to the pressure to conform to beauty norms.” —Kathryne Hall, Glamour’s deputy photo editor, pictured here at the International Monetary Fund headquarters; she produced the Women of the Year portfolio, which starts on page 202
“Geneva Reed-Veal’s testimony at the Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls about the death of her daughter Sandra Bland. It’s hard to imagine how she had the capacity to stand in front of elected officials and journalists at all, but her pain and anguish was felt by thousands, and she pushed the conversation about how black women in America are treated further into our national consciousness.” —Collier Meyerson, who wrote about the women founders of Black Lives Matter on page 218
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—Eliza Griswold, who profiled ISIS survivor Nadia Murad on page 206
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What Little Act of Courage Inspired You This Year? (continued)
—Mikki Halpin, who wrote “What We Believe” on page 195, drawn here by Jennifer Williams
“Elizabeth Warren’s spending her sixtyseventh birthday at a House sit-in to push for gun reform. She’s relentless in fighting for what she believes in, and her passion and dedication inspire me.” —Gillian Laub, above with her daughter, Shiloh; she photographed the Black Lives Matter cofounders on page 218
“The photo of Omran Daqneesh, the Syrian boy who sat bloodied and dusty from bomb debris earlier this year, touched my heart. At five, he is already a vet: His brother was killed in an air strike, and war is all he’s ever known. And yet he sat there bravely and stoically.” —CNN’s chief international correspondent, Christiane Amanpour, who interviewed Bono on page 212
“We were inspired by 11-year-old Marley Dias, who started the #1000blackgirlbooks movement. Frustrated by being assigned only books about white boys and dogs, she took action and proved that anyone at any age can make a change.” —Rob Zangardi, far right, and Mariel Haenn, who styled Gwen Stefani for the cover
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“When, after the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, a little girl named Zianna Oliphant spoke at a city council in Charlotte, North Carolina. She was braver than a lot of adults would be in that situation, and her speech was powerful and necessary.”
Yves, Please! Look around you. Whether you’re heading to the office or to dinner, you’ll see it: the unmistakable influence of fashion giant Yves Saint Laurent, who—though he designed clothes six decades ago and an ocean away—shaped 56 glamour.com
the wardrobes of women everywhere. Instead of constricting styles, he emphasized comfort and versatility in everything from evening wear (as in his 1971 collection, top) to work looks (as in his highly successful Piet Mondrian–inspired creations, like his 1965 collection, above).
He understood that, as he once famously said, “what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it.” Still need convincing? Visit the Seattle Art Museum’s newest exhibition, “Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style,” now through January 8. —Jennifer Lance
SOIR COLLECTION BOARD, SPRING-SUMMER 1971 HAUTE COUTURE COLLECTION: © FONDATION PIERRE BERGE—Y VES SAINT LAURENT, PARIS. COLLECTION BOARD, AUTUMN-WINTER 1965 HAUTE COUTURE COLLECTION: © FONDATION PIERRE BERGE—Y VES SAINT LAURENT, PARIS
The Month in Pictures
Go Big, Girls
It’s official: We’re in the era of the major earring. And though I swore by my minimal jewelry for years (thanks for the memories, little gold hoops!), I’m stashing
them in my jewelry box for bigger, better sparklers. My new inspiration? This pair at Rodarte’s spring 2017 show, where the earrings were connected to a necklace. The idea was playful and bold and took me back to the days when I
used to play dress-up with my mom’s jewels from the eighties. Beauties like these are part of fashion’s move away from minimalism, so you can bet I’ll be trying shoulder dusters for the holidays. —Irene Hwang, accessories assistant
RODARTE: LILLIE EIGER
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When I found out that dozens of young people—like Jasilea Rose Charger, above, of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe— were running 2,000 miles to Washington, D.C., to hand-deliver a petition, I felt a surge of pride. They were protesting the construc-
tion of the Dakota Access Pipeline in the Midwest and wanted the Army Corps of Engineers to hear their concerns. I’m 26, and my generation is often unfairly portrayed as narcissistic. But when the Native Americans of Standing Rock learned their water supply and heritage sites were being threatened, it
was their youngest members who fought back: A 13-year-old “water protector” costarted a change.org petition (garnering 300,000 signatures!). And the three-week-long relay to D.C.? Young women helped organize that too. We can all learn from their courage, whatever our issues. —Concepción de León glamour.com 63
Joan, Emily, Kate—our cover stars were an awesome trifecta.
Models, feminism, politics—here’s what you had to say about the issue’s hot topics. Love @joansmalls for @glamourmag Oct. We need diversity in fashion and magazines. #DiversityRules #beautyisdiverse —@JaniceDeul, via Twitter @KateUpton = baller. @glamourmag —@PatrickMillsaps, via Twitter @emrata Thank you so much for your latest article in @glamourmag. Women deserve to feel empowered by their sexuality, not imprisoned by it. —@na_lomb, via Twitter Such an important conversation. You nailed it, @emrata. No more apologies. @glamourmag —@dariadel, via Twitter Why Madonna gets criticized & Mick Jagger gets applauded: #Preach @emrata! #doyou #doublestandards #defyexpectation —@rosariodawson, via Twitter
And About the Month’s Other Top Stories... I can’t get “My Dating Profile Says Breast Cancer Survivor” out of my head. I’ve struggled to find the right time in dating to disclose I’m a survivor of sexual assault. It’s the absolute worst to bring it up right before things start to heat up. I just added “I appreciate when my date…understands consent” to my Coffee Meets Bagel profile. Small steps. Thank you. —Amber H.H. Porter, Rio Rancho, N.M.
The article “2016: This Time, It’s Personal” angered me. Your reporters talked to “thousands of young women in Iowa, New York, Cleveland, Philadelphia, San Francisco….” They’re mostly blue states! How do you expect to have an objective article if you don’t print an equal number of letters representing both sides? With Clinton and Trump in such a close race, the letters should have been more balanced. —Colleen Penor, Bar Nunn, Wyo. The past few issues have been so inspiring they’ll probably live on my bookshelf forever. Who said you can’t read about politics and beauty all in the same place? —Grayson Koda, West Nyack, N.Y. Missed any of the stories in our October issue? Download the digital edition from your device’s app store.
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Inside the Making of
Women of theYear
ZENDAYA: ASHLEY TALIENTO. PRABAL GURUNG DRESS, JENNIFER FISHER EARRINGS
How do we choose our honorees? What goes down behind the scenes? Come take a look.… By Ashley Edwards Walker
wonderful thing happened in 2016: Women spoke out—loudly—on the issues that matter to them most. Zendaya, above, talked publicly when she felt a store clerk had treated her unfairly because of her skin color. Ashley Graham, in a picture worth a million words, showed how sexy any woman can be when she posed for the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. And an anonymous young woman who’d been sexually assaulted by a Stanford University student refused to remain silent as he was sentenced in court, writing a state-
ment so powerful it made the world sit up and take notice. Those are just three of Glamour’s 2016 Women of the Year. Their words and actions are changing the conversation on heady topics including racism, body stereotypes, and sexual violence—problems that often seem intractable and unsolvable. “This is the year women are rising together,” Zendaya tells Glamour. “Whatever it is that you care about, just by being vocal about it you’re making a step forward. Raise your voice as a woman.” Amen to that. Let the following pages give you the inspiration to join in and say what’s on your mind.
Inside Women of theYear
“I’ve always loved storıes about women” Meet director Brandon Milbradt, who has filmed superstars, world changers, and war survivors for Women of the Year. She’s been taking notes on their life strategies.
n September, as world leaders gathered for the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, Brandon Milbradt set up to film Nadia Murad. When the human rights activist, who was enslaved by ISIS before escaping and taking the terrorist group to court, mentioned she felt cold, Milbradt instinctively wrapped her arms around her. “I instantly felt how fragile, and strong, this young woman is,” says the director. Connecting to her subjects is at the heart of everything she films. Milbradt, who has created films of our honorees for the past two years (watch the 2016 winners at glamour.com/woty), had moments like that with everyone from Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, to rock star Gwen Stefani. Milbradt’s goal? To capture the complexity of wom-
en’s lives—something she’s doing in her other projects Female Power Gaze as well. For one, Milbradt Milbradt, is developing a new HBO left, on set show based on Margaret with Murad Atwood’s best-selling trilogy MaddAddam. She’s also adapting OG feminist Anaïs Nin’s 50 most acclaimed short stories, and writing and producing Pinkbox, one of the first original series for virtual reality. You can bet she has a few takeaways from all that experience. Here she shares them with you: Find your mantra. “Growing up, I didn’t even know that being a director was a thing!” says Milbradt. “It wasn’t until my twenties that I met a friend who was directing music videos and I started producing and cowriting with him. My mom had told me that women from her genera-
Inspired on the Job Milbradt, left, shares her most memorable moments from filming this year’s honorees.
tion had three options: nurse, teacher, or flight attendant. She was a nurse. But she was always playing Helen Reddy’s song ‘I Am Woman’ when we were in the car, and I still conjure it up—‘I am woman, hear me roar’—whenever I have to pitch executives and make things happen. It reminds me to pull my shoulders back and remember there is a sisterhood, in numbers too big to ignore.” Get out of your comfort zone. “My happy place is in a used book store. About a year ago, I picked up a tattered copy of Anaïs
Managing director of the International Monetary Fund “Traditionally in meetings, the men look at the men. But if Lagarde is in the room, people look at her. I asked if she’d gotten that famous quote of hers, ‘Grit your teeth and smile,’ from sexism. But she said, ‘No, I learned it in synchronized swimming.’ I love it. If I say it under my breath in French, it’s a powerful statement for any situation.”
Singer and fashion designer “I am quite sure she is lit from within. It’s as if I didn’t even need to bring lights to film her! As a musician, she pushes boundaries and is so eclectic. I was really curious to meet her. One of her sons was running around the set, and I watched her go from doting mother to ultimate professional in front of the camera. She’s such a unique mix of quiet, personable, playful—and bold.”
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in a patriarchal world, which would be brave in 2016; in the 1940s it was unheard-of. There’s a great quote that is often attributed to her: ‘And the day came when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.’ Those words changed my life. Up until I read them, I had always believed I was the wallf lower, the shy girl, the woman who was great at helping others realize their dreams. Anaïs reminded me that I also have stories I want to tell and changes I want to make in the world.”
Nin’s A Spy in the House of Love, and even though I’d read it 20 years before, I was shocked at how deeply her words still affected me. In short: I wanted it. This was my first time going after a project like this on my own. I spent about a week writing a letter to her estate detailing my dream for the collection; then I f lew out to Los Angeles and convinced them! “To me Anaïs is the precursor to women like Gloria Steinem and Lena Dunham. She talked about the struggles women have with sex and expression
Your female POV is powerful. “I’m constantly on the hunt for projects with women-driven story lines, and I think it’s really important to put on a female lens. When I go to interview Christine Lagarde, immediately there’s a familiarity. She knows that I know that she knows that I probably have experienced misogyny, for example; I know that she probably has. And you can just skip all that and dig deeper. Maybe I’m just me projecting, but I do think there’s a connection that creates a level of trust.” Put your words into action. “The conversations happening around women in film—and the gender gap overall—are sorely overdue, but we also need to do the work. We have to boost one another. Hiring women is where I begin. It’s like a muscle we all have to start building. We can all do something. The main thing is to participate: If you’re passive, you’re complicit. So empower women, write smart stories, and get active politically. Whatever you do, get involved.”
Why I Voted For… How do you become a Woman of the Year? Our advisory board of 300-plus past honorees help us choose. See who they nominated this year.
…Emily Doe “We may not know her name or her face, but we will never forget the young woman who was sexually assaulted at Stanford. Her harrowing, heartbreaking account exposed the unvarnished truth about the pain, trauma, and lasting repercussions of sexual violence. No one could read her searingly detailed letter and not be moved and outraged. Her words were beyond brave…and she is brave beyond words.” —1992 and 2006 Woman of the Year Katie Couric, journalist, author, and cancer advocate
…Gwen Stefani “I grew up mesmerized by Gwen and No Doubt. She was a visionary 20 years ago, and she continues to be one today by motivating and inspiring young women, not just with her voice but with her life choices as well.” —2013 Woman of the Year Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis, below, a teacher who saved her 15 first-graders during the Sandy Hook shooting and went on to found the nonprofit Classes 4 Classes
Musician and activist “Bono told me that as a boy, he was a closet chess player. I’m sure his ability to see three moves ahead and anticipate the needs of people around him goes back to his mastery of the game. When you’re with him, his warmth puts everyone at ease. And his understanding of complex issues is profound. Yet he still constantly seeks to learn—and that’s a great lesson, because you only grow by being a student.”
Black Lives Matter cofounder “Alicia taught me you don’t need to prepare when you know your message. Just speak the truth. I also loved the way she described herself as a girl. She used the word Prince, referring to the singer. To her it means: Be different, be proud, tell the world, ‘You can’t put me in a box.’ And she totally lives that. Her quiet, proud, confident demeanor can raise you to your feet—she is that powerful.”
…Simone Biles “She’s a standout, not just for the medals she earned but for the message she projected. She maintained the mental acuity and discipline that winning gymnastics championships requires and in so doing put a dagger in the heart of a persistent and pervasive racism.” —1992 Woman of the Year and former senator Carol Moseley Braun (D–Ill.), the first female African American U.S. senator glamour.com 69
Inside Women of theYear THIS YEAR’S WINNERS TELL:
2016 Will Go Down
as the Year That Women…
You Can Change a Girl’s Life The next generation needs you! Here’s how to pay it forward through Glamour’s The Girl Project.
his morning, as school doors opened around the world, 63 million girls stayed home. For some it was because their families don’t believe it’s important to educate a daughter; others have been married off—or would risk being raped if they were to make the dangerous walk to school. So many reasons, none of which apply to their brothers. In fact, twice as many girls as boys will never even start school. Sobering, saddening statistics. But you, by joining with Glamour’s global initiative, The Girl Project, are changing those numbers. Along with the work of our partners (CARE, Girls Inc., Communities in Schools, Plan International USA, She’s the First, and the Lower Eastside Girls Club), you’ve already helped girls ages 12 to 17 stay in school— girls like Kylee in Ottawa, Kansas, who was bullied so viciously she almost quit, and Keerthi in Bangalore, India, who would be breaking rock in a quarry like her mother were it not for a scholarship. “I want to build many more schools,” says Keerthi, who plans to become a software engineer, “so that [other] children will get an education like I did.” We want to help more girls like Kylee and Keerthi graduate in 2017; our projects will include mentoring programs, back-to-school courses for dropouts, and full scholarships (with room, board, tuition, books, and tutors) for female students all over the world. Here are a few ways you can pitch in:
Donate and watch your gift multiply. If we reach our fund-raising goal of $250,000 by November 14, the Caterpillar Foundation will donate three times that amount, to get us to $1 million, which could cover 714 more scholarships for girls abroad or mentor 2,000 more U.S. girls. You can:
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Give your time. Volunteer at a local girls’ club. (Find a program at communitiesinschools .org and girlsinc.org.) Or just hang out with a teen and listen. Kylee from Kansas says it was the counselor from Communities in Schools who changed her mind about dropping out. “She was just there for me,” she says. “Sometimes you just need that person there who’s going to push you a little harder.” That person can be any of us. That person can be you. * Message and data rates will apply.
“…made the world a better, more peaceful place.” —Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund
“…started looking in the mirror and saying, with confidence and certainty, ‘I love and embrace my body.’ ” —Ashley Graham, model
“…led against all odds.” —Alicia Garza, Black Lives Matter
“…didn’t wear pants. Anyone noticed that lately? OK, that’s a joke. But one thing I’ve asked is, How can we give back?” —Gwen Stefani
“…dominated the Games. We’re powerful!” —Simone Biles, Olympic gymnast
Katie Ledecky helped rule the Olympics with her four golds.
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Mentoring kept Diana, who was bullied as a teen in Thornton, Colorado, in school.
“…swept to power across the globe and started making some sense of the nonsense that is politics.”
Women of theYear LIVE
Watch Women of the Year Wherever You Are! On November 14 Glamour will host the first-ever Women of the Year LIVE summit in Los Angeles in honor of our Women of the Year Awards. Not in L.A.? Don’t worry—you can see the year’s most inspirational women share their stories, and get advice for your life, online. How to catch it all:
Lupita Nyong’o has the right idea at the 2015 WOTY Awards.
GO BEHIND THE SCENES Follow us backstage at the awards show that night on Snapchat and Instagram. And learn more about our winners through our intimate videos, presented by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, at glamour.com/woty the next day.
PAY IT FORWARD ON EBAY Support the next generation of Women of the Year when you purchase a custom Clare V. tote or bid on exclusive items and experiences, including a chance to be Glamour’s editor for the day or spend time with this year’s honorees, only available at ebay.com/glamour. Proceeds benefit The Girl Project, Glamour’s ongoing effort to help girls around the world finish secondary school.
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WATCH LIVE Advice from Marissa Mayer, Ashley Graham, and Lena Dunham? Tune in to our can’t-miss sessions starting at 9:00 A.M. PT November 14 on Glamour’s Facebook Live channel at facebook.com/glamour. Then at 7:00 P.M. PT, watch our awards gala, with our 2016 winners. And join the conversation all day with #GlamourWOTY and #ShatteredCeilings.
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Pants, No. Wearing nothing but a hooded sweatshirt and your tallest heels once suggested you’d come straight from a gentleman’s apartment and were too embarrassed to be seen in last night’s outf it. Now PY Ts like Gigi Hadid and, clockwise from top left, Caroline Vreeland, Shea Marie, and Sofia Richie are owning the look, wearing oversize designer hoodies with bare legs to dial up the sexy in raw daylight. Walk of shame? More like victory lap. —Noah Silverstein, associate fashion writer
I dig the occasional superhero, but right now I’m way more into this movie season’s underdogs: male characters whose struggles actually reflect our world. First up, Casey Affleck, 41, left, who stars in Manchester by the Sea, about a man so stuck in the past that only becoming guardian of his dead brother’s son can jolt him back to life. It’s classic Affleck Boston—Southie accents, bar fights, frigid temps—but the good will dried up ages ago. Then there’s Alden Ehrenreich, 27, above center, a sexy driver in Warren Beatty’s romance Rules Don’t Apply. Wedged between aviator Howard Hughes (Beatty) and an ingenue (Lily Collins), the guy is woefully, relatably out of his league. And remember Dev Patel, 26, above right, from Slumdog Millionaire? Jai ho—our boy’s all grown up. In Lion he’s reconciling life in Australia (Nicole Kidman is Mom) with having been separated as a child from his biological family outside Calcutta. The performance has so much heart you’ll walk away thinking, That’s a movie star. Hopefully Oscars ’17 feels me. —Kate Branch, senior entertainment editor
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Tommy Hilfiger, Tommy x Gigi hoodie ($170, tommy.com). Stuart Weitzman boots ($565, stuart weitzman.com).
Interview A decade after Lauren Graham, near right, and Alexis Bledel said bon voyage to Lorelai and Rory Gilmore, the OG mom-daughter duo they played for seven seasons, Netflix debuts its four-part Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. Obviously we needed intel. Glamour: Why is now the right time to revive Gilmore Girls?
Lauren Graham: All these years of being asked about a movie, it just never fit. [Creator Amy Sherman-Palladino] had more to say, so she thought of that Sherlock model of 90-minute chapters. Glamour: OK, so what’s the key to these
characters’ magic? Alexis Bledel: Rory and Lorelai’s relationship is compelling because they’re so different, but there’s also enough overlap that they can be friends. They’re distinctly drawn characters, so you care about them both as individuals and what they mean to each other. Glamour: What was your first impression of each other back then? AB: Lauren was a real professional actress, and this was my first job. I remember being a little bit… LG: Overwhelmed? AB: Dazzled. LG: I like dazzled! —Jessica Radloff, entertainment correspondent
You may think The Most Dangerous Place on Earth refers to a war zone or a meth house, but no: We’re talking about the perils of navigating high school here. The characters in Lindsey Lee Johnson’s debut novel affected me in a way I can’t remember feeling since I binge-watched all five seasons of Friday Night Lights. Shadow them as they survive a tragedy, cause chaos, fall in love; you’ll walk away feeling like you could revisit hallway drama armed with bulletproof perspective. —Elisabeth Egan, books editor
Dude, Where’s My
Lip Gloss? Beauty brands are attempting to lure men to the makeup aisle with genderneutral products. So: Are guys down? We tested Armani Him/Her tinted balm (above, $30, at armanibeauty.com). D.J., 32, an investor in Philadelphia, tried No. 2, a powdery rose:
“It comes out of the tube reddish pink, but there’s no noticeable pigment once it’s on. There wasn’t a clear reaction from the guys I work with, but it’s like getting a good haircut: If no one mentions it, it probably looks good.” Paul, 31, a consultant in Chicago, tried No. 5,
a sheer magenta: “The packaging struck me as a little makeup-y, but not offensively so. There’s just a hint of color, like I had wiped wine off my lips. I didn’t mind it, but I also don’t think it’s a huge improvement over the Vaseline I usually use.” Greg, 28, a video pro-
ducer in Brooklyn, tried No. 6, a dusty aubergine: “I found myself reapplying more often than my usual balm, but it blended nicely with my lip color. I doubt I’ll work it into my routine, but I can confidently say— with no threat to my manhood—that I enjoyed this lip gloss.” —J.H.
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Going (Von) Dutch Kylie Jenner, left, in 2016; Gwen Stefani, above, in 2003
Some Like It
Ask any member of the fashion police, and she’ll say the years 2000 to 2010 didn’t amount to much. Hell, publications from BuzzFeed to Good Housekeeping have lamented the decade’s candy-colored tracksuits, trucker-inspired fashion, and brand-emblazoned everything. But I say those years marked a seismic shift in personal style: Thanks to the emergence of tabloid-esque blogs (perezhilton.com launched in ’04), we were finally able to take fashion cues from celebs in real time. Gone was the traditional trickle-down effect led by designers and, yes, magazines; what emerged instead was a more democratic approach to fashion. No wonder, then, that today’s icons resemble the Its of the aughts, with their look-at-me logos, tonal athletic wear, and high-polish patent. To get to the bottom of the era’s unlikely renaissance, we called in Mischa Barton, star of the new movie Father and doyenne of ’00s fashion. G L A M O U R : The O.C., which you were the lead in, aired from ’03 to ’07. Did you identify with the fashion of that time? M I S C H A BA R TO N : I never really got sucked into the Juicy phase, but I cer t a in ly ha d some pretty hideous things. That said, I was also a tomboy. Many of the trends—halter tops, what ChrisAll Grown Up tina Aguilera and Barton in 2016
Sporty Spice Jennifer Lopez, left, in 2002; Rihanna, right, in 2016
Britney Spears were wearing—were a lot girlier than what I was doing. GLAMOUR: The Juicy-style sweatsuit is certainly back.… MB: Yes! And it’s cultural, you know? You’re going to the gym; you’re running around all day. I actually think fashion has gotten a lot better in the last year or so. It’s not all about Chanel, Dior, and Louis Vuitton—you can mix and match. G L A M O U R : Please explain the logo obsession of yore. M B: It was the beginning of the branding era, wasn’t it? Commercialism at the time had reached new heights. Then it became uncool to wear anything with a name on it. And now I think it’s kind of leveled out a little bit. GLAMOUR: How do you shop now? MB: I have my favorite stores: The Corner in Berlin is kind of what Colette in Paris used to be. And I still vintage-shop. I’ve never been very good at shopping online—I just don’t trust it. My whole sensibility toward fashion has changed; now it’s a lot more streamlined. The real test is, Is it truly flattering? Is it well-made? Will I wear it five years from now? G L AM O U R : What part, if any, of the ’00s still speaks to you? M B : It’s tough. There was a lot of bad. Everything kind of just got overplayed; that’s the problem. But it’s coming back around. I see all the young street-style It girls—they’re doing the retro throwback thing. I do think there’s something really interesting about making casual clothing chic again. I mean, if I could have 50 pairs of these snakeskin trainers I love, I would. —J.H.
Patent Pending Spears, above, in the “Oops!…I Did It Again” video in 2000; Beyoncé, below, in 2016
Unedited Not Your Grandma’s Tree
Leave the glass bulbs to Cindy Lou Who. This holiday season we’re decking the halls with hand-chiseled wooden charmers of some of our favorite artists (from left: Vincent van Gogh, Andy Warhol, Frida Kahlo, and Salvador Dalí). The holidays just went highbrow. —J.H.
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Modern Artists ornaments ($36 for set of four, momastore.org)
We caught up with the Queen of Christmas as she launched her second collaboration with MAC, aptly named Mariah Carey. Glamour: What’s your holiday philosophy?
Mariah Carey: Always go to Aspen. Christmas is my favorite holiday. It’s everything to me. Glamour: What parts of the collection are really you? MC: We didn’t do a mascara; we did a lash. I don’t wear mascara, because when I sing, it drips all over my face. Glamour: What are your thoughts on glittery makeup? Does it work all year-round?
MC: I like to call it shimmer. Tans, gold, soft white, pink bronze—really pretty colors like that look good on everybody. Glamour: When do you feel the most beautiful? MC: When I’m in good lighting. Glamour: What’s the best lighting? MC: Straight-on frontal lighting. Not from the side. Not from above. Straight on. —Katheryn Erickson, beauty writer
No, not the former president. We’re ruminating lady gardens and plenty of other taboo topics, ranging from cliques to class, on our new podcast, Work Wives. Here real-life colleagues and BFFs Annie Fox, Glamour digital senior executive director, and Laurel Pinson, digital editorial director, reveal how the idea was born (on instant-messaging app #Slack, natch). ANNIE FOX: Babe, I have to tell you about this dream I had last night. LAUREL PINSON: Go on.
AF: I was making out with Liam Hemsworth, looking supercute in some vintage 501s, and then he unbuttons my jeans and my bush is…huge. LP: What do you mean “huge”? AF: Girl, my bush looked so good. It was majestic and springy and beautiful. It went up to my navel. LP: Wow. So basically you’re saying you think that bush is back? AF: In a big way.
LP: Wouldn’t it be amazing if having a big bush was like having great boobs or an hourglass figure? AF: Yes. Like, “Damn, that chick has the lushest bush I have ever seen.” LP: This should be a podcast. AF: Can I be drunk?
And so it began! Download Work Wives’ uncensored conversations wherever you get your podcasts, or visit glamour.com/podcasts.
That Bluetooth Goes
Every innovation in the health world right now seems to center on a Bluetooth app. Some of these products are kind of awesome, like the Philips Sonicare smart toothbrush that can tell you where to focus your brushing. Or the no-touch Thermo thermometer from Withings (a forehead scan reads the temp—genius for a sleeping baby). But there are also some health products that probably, um, didn’t need to be digitized. Consider the data-reading tampon! My.Flow has developed the one pictured above; it features a superlong string—braided with an implant-grade surgical-steel wire—that attaches to a belt clip where the Bluetooth chip lives. Then, via an app, you get discreet notifications when your tampon is at max capacity, to prevent one of those feminine-care horror stories. But a string from down there all the way to your belt?! (Never mind if you’re wearing a dress.) Even in our tracker-obsessed culture, I’m pretty sure I’d prefer that my tampons stay dumb. —Sara Gaynes Levy, health editor
How to Primp Your
When 37-year-old comedian Jess Rona needed extra cash, she turned to a side hustle: dog grooming. But only when she filmed one of her freshly clipped customers did her knack for turning dogs into giant Instagram stars unveil itself. (Now Katy Perry’s poodle Nugget is a client.) Here, her photography tricks. Get Instaspecific: “You gotta go low, man. Then you can see the profile of the strands of fur flying in the air,” Rona says—as with Tashi, right. And that breeze? “It’s just my blow-dryer, not some huge Beyoncé wind machine.” Choose your tunes: “I look at the footage and see what a dog does naturally,” Rona says. “If there’s a look or a movement that gives me some kind of emotion, I’ll think to myself, Oh, I need some angsty music.” (She layers in tracks with the InstaVideo app.) Use Psych 101: “I let the dogs know that I understand them,” Rona says. “If you feel like someone’s on your side, you’re disarmed.” —Justine Harman, senior editor
Nail Your Holiday Style! MODEL: ASHIK A PRATT AT TRUMP MODELS; HAIR: YOICHI TOMIZAWA AT ART DEPARTMENT; MAKEUP: CEDRIC JOLIVET FOR DIOR
Save yourself the ten-outfit try-on before every party—these looks work.
Pants, Please We all love jumpsuits. This one’s partyperfect because of its wider pants and that touch of ruffle. Stella McCartney jumpsuit, Stella McCartney, Dallas, 214-780-0469; shoes, select Nordstrom. Madewell earrings. Edie Parker clutch. See Glamour Shopper for more information.
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STYLIST: JOHN OLSON FOR HALLEY RESOURCES
These bags take your weekend denim and peasant dresses up a notch.
Rebecca Minkoff bag ($195, sold with plain leather strap) and embroidered strap ($95, rebeccaminkoff.com)
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Fendi ($800, fendi.com)
Silver and Gold for the Win
STYLIST: GABRIEL RIVERA AT R.J. BENNETT REPRESENTS
Nobody wants to wear stilettos all night, right? Swap in these metallic block heels for an equally luxe holiday look.
Aldo ($80, aldoshoes.com)
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Outﬁts forDays Violette, 32, a makeup artist and beauty consultant for Dior, mixes up three key pieces with her signature French chic.
This blazer is so ver satile I can pair it with a plaid shirt and a très French miniskirt!
This Month’s Essentials Violette styles a velvet jacket, menswear-inspired trousers, and suede over-the-knee boots. ASOS blazer ($97, asos.com). Boss pants ($285, hugoboss.com). Loeffler Randall boots ($750, loefflerrandall.com).
I like the burgundy against my denim work shirt—the color pops in a very cool way.
With a standout piece like these mermaid pants, this jacket is almost understated.
My style checklist revolves around contrasts—I love the suede texture of the boots against the sheen of these pants.
Photographs by James Ryang
FASHION EDITOR: JESSICA SAILER VAN LITH; HAIR: YOICHI TOMIZAWA AT ART DEPARTMENT. BOX: TIM HOUT; STYLIST: JOHN OLSON FOR HALLEY RESOURCES
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Working on hectic photo shoots, I need to feel comfortable. These pants aren’t cut too tight or too loose so I can move.
My style is masculine meets feminine but never girly. The pants with heels are perfect!
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Renting Just Got Better
For Party Hoppers
There’s the office thing, the neighborhood thing, the girls’-night-out thing…. Le Tote has you covered for everywhere you’re going: You select several designer pieces—clothes and accessories, like the Noir Luxe clutch at left—then keep the items as long as you want or swap them all out if you prefer. “The variety is incredible,” says Elyse Heckman of New York City. Starts at $39 per month; letote.com.
You know about Rent the Runway. These lease-your-look services are worth adding to your holiday-fashion list. By Noah Silverstein
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For Watch Lovers
Rolex? Cartier? Those and more are within reach at Eleven James. The price—$149 a month—is steep but worth considering if you want to testdrive a luxury watch before you invest; a stylist will suggest the best option for you. “The Rolex they recommended felt like it was made for me,” says Julie Nguyen of New York City. Starts at $149 per month; elevenjames.com.
Got a designer craving? Armarium offers fourday rentals on styles from names including Peter Pilotto, above, and Jimmy Choo. There’s no subscription fee; prices vary by piece, but they’re far below retail. “The first dress I rented, an Elie Saab gown, was a hit at a gala I hosted,” says Sarah Arison of New York City. “I keep going back for more showstoppers.” Browse and rent through armarium .com or its app.
GW YNNIE BEE, ELEVEN JAMES, LE TOTE: COURTESY OF BRANDS. ARMARIUM: NATHAN COE
Gwynnie Bee is the premier rental service for sizes 10 to 32. “Now I can actually have fun shopping online,” says Mandee Harden from Little Rock, Arkansas, who wears a size 24. With more than 3,000 styles available—from fit-andflare dresses to dance-ready jumpsuits, right—you’ll have endless options this holiday season. Starts at $49; gwynniebee.com.
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Stutterheim x Garance Doré Studio raincoat ($515, stutterheim.com)
Fancy Footwork These Neely & Chloe velvet loafers serve two practical and chic purposes this season: 1. They make a great gift—for your mom, BFF, hostess with the mostest, you name it. 2. Slippers like these are practically made for a tuxedo, my dream holiday-party look this year. —Florence Kane, @florence_kane Neely & Chloe slippers ($178, neelyandchloe.com)
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A head-turning slicker? Yes, possible—thanks to French blogger Garance Doré and her new collab with Stutterheim (the brand famous for its rubber jackets). We’re into the unusual pink and transparent version here: “To me, pink acts as a neutral,” says Doré, “and the clear fabric makes what you’re wearing underneath part of your outfit. I’d wear it with a white shirt and denim or khakis.” —Lauren Chan, @lcchan
When I need an essential that feels luxe and special, I reach for Nili Lotan. Her slipdresses, button-downs, and cashmere sweaters are fail-proof (Kendall Jenner, below in a green Nili slip, agrees!). I’ve always wished she made denim too. Now—wish granted—she has. I can’t wait to wear the cropped, frayed jeans. —Shilpa Prabhakar Nadella, @shilpapnadella Nili Lotan sweater ($995) and jeans ($375, nililotan.com)
Glamour editors dish on the season’s buzziest fashion headlines.
How to Pack Pretty Travel accessories are typically one of two types: decorated all over with logos, or made in stark, utilitarian shapes. No more. Paravel, cofounded by Moda Operandi alum and designer Indré Rockefeller, features everything from weekend bags to cosmetics pouches in saturated bicolor reds, blues, and greens with brass hardware. This mini cosmetics pouch could double as a cute evening bag, no? —Noah Silverstein, @noahsilverstein 114 glamour.com
Paravel pouch ($95, tourparavel.com)
RAINCOAT: TIM HOUT; STYLIST: JOHN OLSON FOR HALLEY RESOURCES . SLIPPERS: JOSEPHINE SCHIELE. NILI LOTAN, PARAVEL: COURTESY OF BRANDS. JENNER: PIERRE SUU/GC IMAGES
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“It’s OK to be whatever size you are” Khloé Kardashian and partner Emma Grede on the body-positive philosophy behind their new line of jeans. By Lauren Chan because they were trendy,” Kardashian says. So, as they created their first collection, they wanted to guarantee one thing: All their jeans would come in sizes 0 to 24 (a big deal, since most brands go up to 12 only). “They also fit over our own butts!” Grede says. Bottom line: “The Good American woman does not apologize for herself,” says Grede. Or as Kardashian puts it, “It’s OK to be whatever size you are, and our jeans are going to fit you.” Finally. Let’s hear more! GLAMOUR: Why launch Good American now?
f ter years of being body-shamed in the tabloids, Khloé Karda shia n is get t ing back at her haters. No, not with a Twitter rant—with a body-positive denim label. “I was fat-shamed so much,” she says. “I love that people are into real women now, and I want to keep breaking barriers in the body revolution with this brand.” Though the line, called Good American, will evolve into a range of ready-to-wear, it’s launching with the thing Kardashian struggled with most: denim. “Emma and I”—that would be Emma Grede, a former fashion marketer and now Kardashian’s business partner, thanks to a setup by Kris Jenner—“were just done forcing ourselves to squeeze into jeans 116 glamour.com
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It Took Two From left: Kardashian and Grede; below, jeans from their collection—in sizes up to 24. Good American ($205, good american .com)
but one thing I could never wear in my size was denim. I wanted the jeans that all my sisters wore, but boutiques didn’t go up to size 10, so trying their jeans on made me feel like shit. I was always embarrassed about that, which is so messed up. I love that I am doing something about it now. GLAMOUR: What were your other frustrations with jeans, and how have you worked to fix them? KK: Kim [Kardashian West] and I buy denim and have to tailor the waistband because we have bigger butts and smaller waists. Emma said the same thing, even though we have different body shapes, so we fixed gaping with a waistband that cinches in right above the butt. EMMA GREDE: We also spent a long time working on the size range, because you can’t just take a denim pattern and scale it up to make it work for a fuller figure. GLAMOUR: Why do you think most designers don’t do those things? KK: I think that some brands don’t want a larger, curvy woman wearing their brand. E G : And because of the outdated sample system. The sample-size norm is a 2, which means models have to be that size to wear the clothes, and celebrities have to be that size if they want to borrow a dress for an awards show. Changing that is about investment, time, resources, and development. We are going to have samples in a full range of sizes so the pieces can be shot on a size 18 or 0. GLAMOUR: Which sister’s feedback are you most looking forward to? KK: Kylie [Jenner] loved it and said she was proud; she likes the message because she knows my past body struggles. But I think Kim is the most honest. Her feedback will be great because she and I wear and love the same denim brands—Frame, Topshop, and Citizens [of Humanity]—and we have the same wants and needs from denim. EG: We could not have a better tester.
STILL: TIM HOUT; STYLIST: JILL TELESNICKI AT RJ BENNETT REPRESENTS
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Beauty STYLIST: JESSICA BOBINCE AT ATELIER MANAGEMENT; HAIR: K AYLA MICHELE AT STREETERS; MANICURE: MICHINA KOIDE AT ART DEPARTMENT
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Feeling this holiday look? Natasha Poly did it herself, and she’s going to show you how. By Simone Kitchens
Valentino dress. Céline earrings. See Glamour Shopper for more information.
Russian-born supermodel Natasha Poly has always loved makeup. “I’ve been playing with it since I was a little kid,” she says. “I would go through my mom’s stuff and put on her pink lipstick and blue eyeshadow. It was the eighties!” By age 15, Poly had started modeling professionally and suddenly found herself face-to-face backstage with the world’s top makeup artists, from Pat McGrath to Charlotte Tilbury—new mentors to steal tricks from. All of which explains why Poly has become a beauty pro in her own right: She got so good that McGrath often let the model help with her own makeup backstage. Now not only is she doing the faces of friends like Irina Shayk and Rosie Huntington-Whitely (and her own for this shoot), she is working on a series of online makeup tutorials. Her best advice? Complement the features you have: “You know, you have to learn your face.” Meaning, play with makeup, people! Photographs by Olivia Malone
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Natasha Does Allover Gold What you’ll need: For the look on the previous page, Poly used a gold powder eyeshadow (like the L’Oréal Paris one below), gold cream highlighter, liquid concealer, and lip balm. The how-to: Poly first addresses any skin imperfections. “A liquidy concealer is great for covering any breakouts. I mix that same cover-up formula with a golden highlighter, then pat in the inner corners of the eyes to open them up,” she says. Now for the glow part: Poly likes a warm gold eyeshadow. Go for a formula that’s lightweight and powdery, her preferred texture. “Using my ring finger, I first cover my lids up to the crease,” she says, noting that she likes to add extra layers of gold shadow for pop. (If you can bear skipping mascara, as Poly did, do so; it’ll keep the effect not too formal.) “Next, I tap the shimmer on the top of cheekbones and the tip of my nose, followed by a touch on the chin, at the Cupid’s bow, and below the brow bone.” Finish with clear balm. “It’s about balancing things,” Poly says. “If you do too much of an eye and too much of a lip, it becomes vampirelike.” AN EYE-BRIGHTENING SET Givenchy Palette Ors Audacieaux ($63, barneys.com)
A SHIMMERY SHADOW L’Oréal Paris Infallible Eyeshadow in Eternal Sunshine ($8, at drugstores)
A METALLIC LINER
Natasha Does a Bronzy Wing What you’ll need: Bronze or copper metallic liquid liner (like the Urban Decay one at right), Q-tips, gold cream highlighter, liquid concealer, and lip balm or nude lipstick. The how-to: Repeat the skin prep from the allover gold look, then focus on the eyes. “I don’t have big eyes, so this shape plays them up,” Poly says about the style above. She ups the holiday factor with a metallic shade, but black would work too. As for getting the shape: “I start at the outer corners,” she says. She places one dot outside each eye between the outer corner and the end of the brow, then pulls the liner up and out from the lashes to the dot. Next, she draws along the lash line and adds a touch at the inner corners. Clean up any mistakes easily with a Q-tip. “This wing is nice in shimmery tones,” she says. “Plus, bronze and copper look great in photos!”
Urban Decay Razor Sharp WaterResistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner in Fireball ($22, sephora.com)
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($125) and Lip Palette #1 ($65, both cledepeaubeaute .com): “My Gatsby-obsessed cousin will swoon.” —Sarah Evans 2. A Skin Glow-ifier Victoria Beckham Estée Lauder Morning Aura Illuminating Creme ($95, net-a-porter.com): “My mom will dig its dewy finish.” —Katheryn Erickson 3. A Fresh Scent Prada L’Homme Prada ($78, Saks Fifth Avenue): “Amber with a dash of florals; smells good on guys and girls.” —Ying Chu 4. The Perfect Polish YSL La Laque Couture N. 79 Silver Clash ($28, yslbeauty us.com): “A party on your nails!” —Jennifer Mulrow 5. A Lip Set Sarah Moon for NARS Glass Metropolis Lipstick Coffret ($125, narscosmetics.com): “Eight of the most divine lipsticks right here.” —Erin Reimel 6. Graphic Brushes Sonia Kashuk The Geometrics Brush Set ($30, target.com): “For my architecturaldesigner friend—done!” —Michelle Sulcov 7. A Sleek Barrette La-ta-da Brushed Gold Bar Barrette ($8, target.com): “Secret Santa perfection; it’ll set you back only one coffee run.” —Lindsay Schallon 8. Chic Shadows Marc Jacobs Beauty Style Eye Con No 20 Palette ($99, sephora.com): “The most versatile eye palette on earth.” —Julianne Carell 9. And a MatteLip Look Chanel Rouge Allure Ink Matte Liquid Lip Colour in Libéré and Choquant ($37 each, chanel.com): “Matte is the most current way to wear lip color these days—works for everyone!” —Simone Kitchens
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Ouai Clean Shampoo ($28, theouai.com)
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bed, then sleeping with wet hair. When you wake up, it has that bumpy look to it. I love that. My beauty regret: I have tons—tons. One time I used one of those vanity mirrors, the close-up magnifying kind, and plucked literally all of my eyebrows off. Khloé yelled at me: “You can’t touch your eyebrows until they fully grow out!” It was so not cute; I was mortified. Once my brows started to grow out, she took me to my first eyebrow lady. Now I just fill them in with an Estée Lauder pencil. My everyday fragrance: Anyone who knows me knows I love the fresh scent of vanilla. That’s always my thing. I’m really into Modern Muse Le Rouge Gloss [left]. I’m not the traditional put-it-on-your-wrists-andrub-it-together girl. I wear it all over. My favorite nineties beauty reference: I love Cindy Crawford’s Pepsi commercial. My getting-ready music: Frank Ocean, obviously. And I’m still kind of stuck on HER TOUCH OF VANILLA Drake’s album. My last-minute “I like to spray it literally all over—my chest, my hair.” touch-up move: This is going to sound unsafe, but I do my makeup at Estée Lauder Modern red lights. My glow hack: A spray Muse Le Rouge Gloss Eau de Parfum tan. Oh my God, it makes me look so ($85, esteelauder.com) much better. My favorite grooming look on a guy: I dig grungy. But you have to know how to rock it.
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My sibling beauty advice: My [older] sisters went to makeup school when they were teenagers. Their dad sent them so that when they started to do their own makeup, they wouldn’t look like crazy teenage girls who didn’t know what they were doing. So my sisHER STATEMENT LIP ters always had good tips. Growing up, Estée Lauder Pure Kim spent the most time in the bathroom. Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in Carnal And Kylie still begs to do my makeup. But ($32, esteelauder.com) I don’t know if her style of makeup is my thing. [Laughs.] I don’t wear her lip kits as much as I wear my Estée Lauder color. My aha moment: I first started getting my hair and makeup done for the red carpet maybe six years ago. I was really into black eyeshadow. But one makeup artist was like, “No, no, no. Less is more. You’re young; you should definitely be more natural.” And since then, it stuck with me—I love doing less. My keep-it-simple skin care approach: I wash my face with a gentle cleanser in the morning and before I go to bed. I don’t like to do too much to my skin. I feel like the more I do, the more confused it gets; I have sensitive skin. I put on EltaMD SPF46 sunscreen [$32, eltamd.com/buy] every day. My nonnegotiable bedtime beauty rule: I can’t go to bed not fully clean. I would never even let my friends get into my bed with their HER HAIR HYDRATOR makeup on. I’m so OCD about it. My best “I’m lazy when it comes lived-in-hair trick: Showering before to my hair. This
urns out the supermodel (and face of Estée Lauder) does not follow every Kardashian family law. By Simone Kitchens
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Beauty / You Asked TWO-FACED Sarah Lee, near right, and Christine Chang of K-beauty site Glow Recipe
@manasavedula You can thank Korea for the mask explosion we’re experiencing. “Korean women are extremely demanding when it comes to their skin, and they want to treat it the most effective way possible,” says Sarah Lee, cofounder of the K-beauty ecommerce site Glow Recipe. “Masks offer visible results right away.” Oh, and they’re kind of fun to do too. Here’s what to use and when.
For a nighttime treatment… Go for the new, souped-up sheet masks. You want hydrogels, which are soaked in serum and have a “jelly texture that soothes and cools skin,” Lee says (try Whamisa Organic Flowers Hydrogel Sheet Mask, $9, glow recipe.com). They can also help refine pores and will feel a bit like a spa treatment (no appointment needed). If you ordinarily use a serum at night, try skipping it once a week and replacing it with one of these. And don’t rinse afterward— the residual ingredients continue to be absorbed while you sleep. 132 glamour.com
A HYDROGEL LIP MASK Skinfood Pomegranate Collagen Lip Mask ($4, sokoglam.com)
A RUBBER MASK
For a quick preparty glow… Try rubber (or modeling) masks. They’re like a baking kit: You mix a powder with water or gel in a cup, apply, then peel off the rubbery result in one awesomely satisfying piece. The results aren’t always long-lasting but can be dramatic—think plump, babysoft, well-rested skin. “Rubber masks are the go-to step during any facial in Korea for calming skin,” says Christine Chang, Lee’s cofounder. “They create an evaporation-free barrier, so ingredients go right in.” They also leave skin clean— ideal for applying makeup.
For a Snapchat-worthy beauty experiment… Do a magnet mask. These newbies on the scene are laced with minerals like iron and are removed with a magnetic tool, leaving behind only a nourishing film and active ingredients such as retinoids and peptides (try Dr. Brandt Magnetight Mask, $75, sephora.com). The whole process purifies skin, and its sci-fi vibe (um, it comes off in crystals!) was the craziest thing I’ve ever witnessed in my mirror on a Tuesday night. —Glamour beauty writer Katheryn Erickson
Dr Dennis Gross Hyaluronic Marine Hydrating Modeling Mask ($46, drdennisgross.com)
A MAGNET MASK Lancer Younger Revealing Mask Intense ($250, lancerskincare.com)
A CLASSIC CREAM MASK Dior Hydra Life Beauty Awakening Rehydrating Mask Capsules ($42, dior.com)
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There are so many masks now—from the “rubber” kind to sheet masks that make you look like a puppy. Which actually work? —Manasa, 27,
Beauty / Love Your Hair Bend It Like Keira For Knightley’s waves, “I used a curling iron on random sections just for a few seconds and added Oribe dry texturizer,” McKnight explains. “That’s it!”
The Sexiest Waves Ever n his 40 years as a fashion-world hairstylist, Sam McK night has lived through a lot of trends: hippie hair in the seventies (when he learned to rough-dry waves), big supermodel coifs in the eighties (when he perfected the art of teasing), grunge bedhead in the nineties (when he first helped craft Kate Moss’s signature look). These days, when he’s not backstage at, say, Chanel, he’s giving his effortlessly sexy tousle to A-listers on editorial shoots—like Keira Knightley, above, in 2014 for Glamour. So what can you learn from him? We sat down with McKnight, author of the new book Hair by Sam McKnight, to find out. In Hair you talk about styling with your hands, an early hairdressing lesson from the Molton Brown salon. Is that trick still relevant today? Yes, it’s about learning the texture of your hair. How does it react? If you learn to play with your hair using your hands, you’ll probably find tools easier to use. Then you started working for magazines, including Glamour and Vogue, in the 134 glamour.com
eighties and nineties. Tell us about the supermodels! They all knew how to work their hair. Cindy [Crawford] used her big hair. Naomi [Campbell] first claimed the extension world with all her different looks. Tatjana [Patitz] had Hollywood glamour down. Who’s doing that now? I love Gigi [Hadid]; she’s got amazing hair—thick and shiny. And Gisele [Bündchen] has the best hair in the business. Kate Moss’s mussed-up st yle is prett y iconic. What’s the secret? The fewer [hot tools] you use, the better. I rough-dry with a towel, then spray a little dry texturizer and dry shampoo to give it volume on top. I f latten the middle with my hand and part the front while blow-drying. That makes the front f lat and fall into the eye a bit—a little sexier. But you do haul a suitcase of products and tools to shoots. What can’t you live without? Dry shampoo, tex tur izer, shampoo, the Shaper hairspray by Sebastian, and Kiehl’s Creme with Silk Groom. These things
get me through every situation. Part of the book is devoted to your work with Karl Lagerfeld and Chanel—lots of bows, pearls, and feathers. How do you make such prissy accessories modern? Keep the hair simple. Make it look like you just shoved one piece in your hair instead of fixing it on like a tiara. Unless you’re a princess! What was it like working with Princess Diana? I would never have been in the position to work with her if I had not been a hairdresser. She had charisma, thoughtfulness, humor. I traveled the world with her, i n b e t we en fashion stuff. It was seven of the most special years of my life.
McKnight and Moss, left, and his new book ($55, rizzoliusa.com), with her on the cover
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Sam McKnight, the brilliant hair guy for Karl, Kate, and Keira, shares his shortcuts. By Bee Shapiro
Beauty / Love Your Hair
Win at Holiday
Hair The secret: nothing but braids. Here’s your step-by-step guide to rocking the season’s prettiest styles from now until New Year’s. By Maureen Choi
KEOUGH’S BRAID: MATT BARON/BEI/SHUTTERSTOCK. KEOUGH, INSET: NIVIERE/VILLARD/SIPA/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK
Riley Keough with a redcarpet-worthy ’do in Cannes
Beauty / Love Your Hair Lane with a fishtail at the Toronto International Film Festival
Braid STEP 1
Give hair some grip. Mist towel-dried hair from root to tip with a wave spray like Ouai Wave Spray ($26, theouai.com) for “tons of texture,” says hairstylist Jen Atkin, who created Keough’s look for the American Honey premiere in Cannes. (If your hair is fine or on the shorter side, apply a volumizing mousse first.) Then blow-dry while brushing hair in every direction—front, back, side to side—with a paddle brush to build volume.
Now do a reverse French braid. Once hair is dry, grab a two-inch section at the crown of your head and split it into three pieces. Start a reverse braid, crossing each piece under the other. After three crosses, start adding to the side sections as you continue to cross the side sections under the middle section. This creates the inside-out effect. Continue to the ends (or, if your hair is chin length or shorter, braid just to ear level) and secure with a clear elastic.
Add even more texture. Gently loosen the braid with your fingers and pull out a handful of face-framing wisps to “give it a modern finish,” says Atkin. Slide a few bobby pins into the top and middle section of the braid to keep the whole thing in place, and hit it with a touch of hairspray (try Tresemmé TRES Two Ultra Fine Mist Hair Spray, $4, at drugstores) to hold.
Try Sasha Lane’s STEP 1
Side Fishtail STEP 2
Prep your locs or box braids.
Create multiple braids.
Bring out wisps.
This look works with locs or box braids that are at least shoulder length. Before you start, “mix a moisturizing styling cream with a few drops of hair oil, like Kérastase Elixir Ultime Hair Oil [$58, kerastase-usa .com], and smooth all over,” says Nai’vasha Johnson, the hairstylist behind the look that Lane, also a star of American Honey, wore at the Toronto International Film Festival. “It makes braiding a lot easier, and the end result will be more polished.”
Look closely and you’ll see that Lane’s style is actually made up of four braids. Starting just above your left ear, fishtail-braid a small section (weave single locs over one another toward the center; go to lipstick.com/ hair for an illustrated tutorial) along your hairline and secure with an elastic over your right shoulder. Add a second fishtail braid an inch behind the first, and then a third. Secure all three in place with bobby pins. Now make a fourth braid with the rest of your hair across the back and use a bungee cord to tie everything into a low side ponytail.
This will make the style romantic, soft, and sexy. First, add definition by using a comb to twirl baby hairs into coils along the hairline and the nape of the neck. Then use your fingers to dab a bit of gel on hair and fluff up random sections all over with a toothbrush. Finally, wrap a strand of Swarovski crystals around the base of the braid (over the bungee) and spritz lightly with styling oil (like Oribe Côte d’Azur Luminous Hair & Body Oil, $72, oribe.com).
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Beauty / Love Your Hair Tip: Leave hair down to show off your curls! Add a braidedcrown accent, right.
“I love flirty, fun looks. My favorite is the side pony [above].” Tip: Upgrade a chignon with the Jen Atkin x Chloe + Isabel Bun Cuff, left ($45, chloeand isabel.com).
Tip: Pair an off-your-face updo with a bold red lip. Done.
Two models. Fourteen more ways to dress up your hair this season. Cheers to that! By Jennifer Mulrow Tip: Wrap two side sections around the base of a low pony.
“I like to twist up hair and release after blowdrying for extra body.” —Letecia Price, @LeteciaPrice
Tip: Make a single braid along your hairline, left, or a ton of braids at your crown, right.
Tip: Tie a black ribbon, as at right, into a half-up style for a festive touch.
Photographs by Katie Friedman Hair by Linh Nguyen
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—Dai Frazier, @DaiFrazier
Beauty / Insight
Skin Issues, Solved
We’ll show you how to get things glowy and back on track—fast. By Cristina Mueller
The cause: “Acne at its most basic level is hormonal,” says New
York City dermatologist Joshua Zeichner, M.D. And it can be trickier to treat in the winter since many typical acne fighters like benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid are, by nature, very drying, says dermatologist Jennifer Lee, M.D., of Franklin, Tennessee. The solution: We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again. Moisture! Breakout-prone skin needs it too—because overdry skin can get even more inflamed. In winter swap your usual formulas for lower-strength versions, around 2 percent. And don’t skip that crucial step of applying a hydrating face cream or oil (yes, certain oils do work for oily types by balancing skin, says Dr. Lee; try Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil, $80, sephora .com, left). Also, Dr. Zeichner is excited about Neutrogena’s at-home Light Therapy Acne Mask ($39, at drugstores); the full-face device— think hockey mask—uses red and blue LED lights to reduce inflammation and painlessly obliterate acne bacteria. Just remove m a keup and don the mask for 10 minutes—no drying, no irritation, done.
The cause: Harsh weather alone may be
responsible, but other offenders include too-frequent applications of the balm that’s supposed to cure you. “I see people who are like, ‘I don’t understand, I’m using my lip balm 10 times a day!’ ” says Dr. Lee. “But when you’re exposed that often to any formula, you can sometimes develop an irritant dermatitis to the chemicals in it.” The solution: Extra-gentle exfoliation with a sugar scrub or a soft washcloth can slough away dead skin; then follow with a nice, thick balm application before bed (Dr. Zeichner recommends super-mild CeraVe healing ointment, $4, at drugstores). If you suspect you fall into the balm-abuser category, Dr. Lee recommends a salve with nonirritating lanolin or plain petrolatum, nixing any fragrances or flavors (try John Masters Organics Lip Calm, $6, john masters.com, above) and cutting back on how often you apply it throughout the day; severe cases might need a derm-prescribed topical steroid before lips can fully heal. And hard as it may be, resist the urge to lick your lips, says Dr. Zeichner: “Saliva has an acidic pH, which can cause more irritation than hydration.”
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Beauty / Insight
The cause: Dry heat blasting 24/7 is a primary culprit, but so are the long, hot showers you’re taking.
The solution: The first impulse is to scrub all the roughness away—“but pay attention,”
warns Dr. Zeichner. “If you’re doing a lot of exfoliation and your skin is really parched and patchy, that’s a sign you may be disrupting the skin’s protective moisture barrier.” Instead of exfoliating, try hydrating: First, he says, swap out regular face washes for creamy and nonfoaming cleansers or a micellar water. Then look for moisturizing creams and serums with colloidal oatmeal, sweet almond oil, or ceramides. Keep showers short and lukewarm—and apply your hydrator (we like This Works No Wrinkles Extreme Moisturizer, $84, thisworks .com, above) within five minutes of exiting the shower, while the bathroom is still steamy. Once you’ve integrated these steps into your routine, then and only then can you proceed to any sort of exfoliation. Even so, go for a mild chemical exfoliant like a face or body lotion with lactic acid, says Dr. Lee. You don’t need a gritty scrub to get skin soft. (The same strategy works for your body too.)
The cause: Fluid retention (a.k.a., what happens when
you’ve overloaded on salty chips, sushi, canapés, and your aunt’s awesome cheese straws). Lack of sleep and drinking too much can also bring it on. The solution: Your quickest fix to undereye bags is the old tea bag trick. Lightly dampen two green tea bags with cool water and place them under your eyes for 10 minutes. “Caffeine constricts blood vessels,” explains Dr. Zeichner. “Plus you get the added antioxidants from the green tea.” Similarly, a caffeine-based serum (like Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Moisturizer, $28, origins.com) will tighten and firm all over if your whole face feels puffy. And start chugging water like a marathoner, says Dr. Lee. “Staying well-hydrated with plain water means you’ll pee out all the excess salt and bring down puffiness,” she explains. At night, massage on an eye cream with a mild retinol (like Kate Somerville +Retinol Firming Eye Cream, $85, katesomerville.com, right), says Dr. Zeichner. “It tightens everything like Spanx.” And if you still find that puffiness is a chronic every-morning issue, elevate your head with an extra pillow at night, says Dr Lee; fluids won’t build up as much.
Redness or Broken
The cause: Broken capillaries are the sad souvenir of summertime skin damage from UV rays. “Once the tan fades, they’re what’s left over,” says Dr. Zeichner. And allover redness can happen when you experience extreme sudden temperature changes (common in winter when it’s 20 degrees outside and 75 degrees inside), or when you drink hot beverages or alcohol. The solution: First, the bad news: “Once a capillary is broken, it’s broken, and there’s no home remedy to fix it—you need a laser in a dermatologist’s office,” says Dr. Lee. (The laser is quick and costs about $200 for both cheeks, and it can get rid of those spidery red lines in one treatment. Though concealer works fine too!) If generalized redness is your issue, there are a lot of options. Look for formulas that include niacinamide (like Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Cream, $48, sephora .com, above) or licorice (try First Aid Beauty Anti-Redness Serum, $36, sephora.com), as well as chamomile or feverfew—these all calm redness over time.
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The cause: “When the air is drier, skin can be drier. And you get that illusion of dullness when you have old, dead skin cells on the top layer of your skin,” says Dr. Lee. They’re a sign you’re not exfoliating well enough and that you might not be adequately hydrated. The solution: Exfoliation is your best friend; an oscillating face brush in the shower or a twice-weekly chemical peel like Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel ($88, sephora.com) can loosen that buildup, says Dr. Zeichner. Other important tools in your nighttime glow-boosting kit include serums with vitamin C, an antioxidant that can fade discoloration, or retinol, which spurs cell turnover. Don’t forget to moisturize afterward, says Dr. Lee (otherwise you might be looking at issue number four, flaky skin). Face masks (like L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Mask Exfoliate & Refine, $13, at drugstores, above) often do double duty, says Dr. Zeichner, brightening and deeply hydrating simultaneously.
Edited by Sara Gaynes Levy
You tell yourself…
So: Are you right?
Most types of alcohol—gin and vodka included— have been linked to improved cardiovascular health.
“This one we can justify!” says dietitian Tanya Zuckerbrot, R.D. “A straight-up martini has no added sugar. In moderation, you won’t undo any of the heart benefits.”
Pomegranate champagne cocktail
Champagne is a lower-calorie pick (around 96 per glass versus 128 for white wine). And pomegranate juice is antioxidant city.
“The champagne plus the juice has a lot of sugar, which is a big negative,” says Zuckerbrot. Instead of the juice, pop some real pomegranate seeds and get a little fiber.
The apple cider is a great way to enjoy the harvest of the season. It’s practically a serving of fruit!
Sorry, no dice. It may sound healthy, but you’re getting no fiber from these apples. Strike two: The dark booze you’ll use (bourbon or rum) has more hangoverinducing impurities than the clear kinds.
One word: resveratrol, which is linked to better heart health and lower cancer rates and may slow the aging process.
Yes, the resveratrol and antioxidants make this the healthiest drink on the page. But note: There’s not as much resveratrol in one glass as you think—this is still booze, so take it easy.
Studies say brews can help with exercise recovery. So… it’s pretty much a sports drink, right?
Sorta. “Some research says the electrolytes and carbs in beer could help recovery after exercising,” says Zuckerbrot. “But a virgin beverage like coconut water is a much better postworkout pick.”
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Spiked apple cider
There’s a berry in that drink—that means it’s healthy, right? Well, read this holiday booze guide and know for sure. By Shaun Dreisbach
A toast to the good (and goodfor-you) life
Wellbeing / Training Day Single-leg dead lifts: Stand with feet together, arms by sides. Extend left leg back and raise it into the air, keeping right knee slightly bent. Hinging at waist, lower hands until fingers touch floor. Return to start. Do eight reps per side.
Sumo squat jumps: Stand with feet wider than hip width, toes turned out. Clasp hands in front of chest and squat down. Jump up, keeping legs wide, and land in squat position. Do 12 reps.
Rotational plank: Start in push-up position. Lift right hand off ground and thread underneath left armpit. Twisting from your hips, reach right arm back up overhead, until you’re in a side plank on your left hand. Rotate back to plank. Repeat. Do eight per side.
The Unboring Workout
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Walk-outs: Stand with feet hip-width apart. Bend over and place hands on ground. Walk hands out as far as possible; hold for a breath. Walk feet forward to hands, trying not to bend legs. Return to standing. Do eight reps.
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eleb trainer Jason Walsh loved working one-on-one with clients like Jessica Biel, Hilary Duff, and Bradley Cooper, but holding group classes wasn’t something he’d considered. “I didn’t like the concept,” Walsh says. “People get hurt; there’s no focus on form.” But one day he challenged himself to come up with a better—and safer—group workout. The result: Rise Nation, his West Hollywood studio, where students hit the VersaClimber (yes, the old-school climbing machine) to work nearly everything in a superefficient 30 minutes. “Climbing is a primitive movement that everyone should be able to do,” says Walsh, whose gym is so popular it expands to New York City this month. But you don’t need a fancy machine to get Walsh’s results: He created a routine for Glamour with similar moves. Go through the circuit three times, five days a week, to feel stronger in one month.
Elevated push-ups: With hands on a bench or counter, get into push-up position. Lower chest to hands, elbows out wide. Push back up to start. Do eight reps.
Visit glamour.com/go/ risenation for more details on this workout.
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Got #armsgoals? A climbing workout can help!
Wellbeing / Health Insight
My Dirty Little Secret: I’m Happy You can’t admit your life is awesome without getting plenty of side eye. Why do we doubt our own joy? By Abigail Libers
exciting—dammit, I was satisfied. But the whole episode made me wonder, Why is there this happiness catch-22 in which all we want is to feel it, but the moment we do, we can’t accept it? Experts have actually studied this phenomenon and have isolated some pretty good reasons:
1) It’s human nature. Those doubts I felt? Turns out they are a pretty standard reaction to life’s feelgood moments. “Happiness makes us feel vulnerable, because we’re scared it will be taken away from us,” explains Andrea Bonior, Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist and adjunct professor of psychology at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Our species is also hardwired to see the worst in things. “Evolutionarily speaking, human beings had to be vigilant and somewhat pessimistic to survive,” says psychologist Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at the University of Califor-
nia, Riverside, and author of The Myths of Happiness. “If you were too confident, too happy, or too optimistic, you might miss threats in the environment.”
2) Women especially doubt their happiness. Even though I was certain I was enjoying my life, I couldn’t help chalking it up to a lucky streak. I’m sure this won’t last, I thought. Also a totally normal reaction, experts say. “It’s uncomfortable for women to own their successes, and our society creates that discomfort,” says Bonior. “Our culture still doesn’t see women as being as competent as men, which undermines female accomplishments in general. That gets internalized.” Objectively I know that crediting my success to luck is bullshit: I’ve worked hard for my happiness, surviving countless mundane dates, merciless bosses, and challenging therapy sessions to get to this good place. But the reflexive self-doubt is hard to kick, Bonior
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o how are you?!” a friend asked me at brunch recently. I hadn’t seen her in a while and thought for a moment. “Great!” I replied. “Things have been going really well for me.” Even I was surprised by my response; it’s rare that I don’t have a complaint at the ready. Apparently my friend was taken aback too. “Really?” she asked. “That’s awesome. I’m happy for you.” And there was an awkward pause. In the silence I realized I had violated an unspoken code. The answer to “How are you?” is supposed to be “I’m so busy and stressed!” And indeed, when I asked what was new with her, she stuck to the script, rattling off complaints: annoyed with her mom, drowning at work. The exchange made me realize something else. I noticed, strangely, that I felt a little guilty that things were going well for me. That night, as I thought about our conversation, doubts began to creep in: Was I really happy? Or had all my yoga, meditation, and therapy sessions just momentarily tricked me into thinking that I was happy? I reassessed: I had a new job I loved, I’d been dating someone
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“When everything is going right, women tend to question it or overthink it.” acknowledges. (Notice yourself dismissing your accomplishments? She recommends listing what it took to make them happen.) Our brains are trained to expect the worst. “We know how easily things can go wrong in the world,” Bonior says. Lyubomirsky agrees: “When everything is going right, women tend to question it or overthink it and decide it’s too good to be true.” Other women told me they, too, have a hard time relishing their happiness. “Sometimes when things are going really well for me, I don’t even let myself feel happy because I don’t want to jump the gun,” says Allison Rerecich, 29, an actress in New York City. “Or I’ll downplay my excitement because I’m convinced there’s a limit on how happy I can be.”
3) Negativity brings us together. Another reason we hesitate to embrace our joy? As I saw at brunch, shared misery is a huge part of how women bond.
“Our perspectives are biased toward p e s si m i sm ,” s ay s E m m a S eppä lä , Ph.D., science director of Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. “We are more likely to pay attention to negative situations than positive ones,” which can mean that connections forged in complaining can feel stronger than positive ones. And breaking this pattern is not always easy.
4) We compartmentalize our happiness. There actually is one place we feel we have permission to be downright giddy: social media. Your vacay shots, your meticulous brunch bowl, your cat—only on Instagram can you express joy and receive just positive feedback. “Likes” pour in, and even if you do have a few annoyed friends, you don’t have to deal with their eye rolls. And real-life conversations tend to fast-forward past the good
stuff, which your friends have already double-tapped. “If you just found out your boyfriend is cheating on you, pour a glass of wine, because we have something to talk about,” says Merritt Watts, 31, a writer in San Francisco. “But who wants to hear you drone on about your perfect trip or incredible hotel? Literally no one.”
So how can we finally own our joy? Despite all this, there are powerful reasons to let yourself feel good, especially offline. “People who acknowledge their happiness are healthier and more creative than those who don’t,” says Lyubomirsky. “They’re more likely to find a partner, they tend to have better relationships, and they’re stronger leaders and negotiators.” So quiet that voice inside that’s telling you this is all about to disappear. And also know that it’s OK to admit it when you feel happy, even if the sensation feels a little bit like bragging. There’s no shame in that; in fact, your good vibes may be contagious to others. “Research shows that people who are happy influence three degrees of separation around them,” says Seppälä. “People think that pursuing happiness is a selfish act, but they couldn’t be more wrong.” We owe it to ourselves and one another to be happy—and to allow ourselves to unabashedly bask in that joy. Abigail Libers has written for New York and Details.
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“I always feel insecure posting ‘happy couple’ photos, but I couldn’t help myself with this one; this place was so beautiful! Putting this one up just extended our postwedding high.” —Merritt Watts, 31
“When I share moments of happiness, I look past insecurities: messed-up hair, weird leg position. It’s important to get over those things and focus on how beautiful the memory is.” —Amy Schlinger, 28
“I loved jumping around for [the passerby] who took this shot on a recent bike tour. It boosts my mood to look back at pictures from fun times— even if they were recent.” —Yasmin Stitt, 30
“I wanted to remember the joy I felt in Thailand with this photo. But I remind myself, if Instagram disappeared tomorrow, I’d still experience life the same way: not ignoring my low moments but celebrating the good ones.” —Jennifer Weber, 30
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One place sharing joy is accepted? Social media. Four women explain their posts.
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Myth: We get UTIs only from sex. Yes, sexytime is the most common cause; nearly 80 percent of infections in young women occur within a day of intercourse. “The back-and-forth rhythm propels bacteria from your vulva, vagina, or rectum into your bladder,” explains Lisa Dabney, M.D., an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. But UTIs also just happen—other triggers include wiping back to front and masturbating. Having a condition that blocks your urinary tract, like kidney stones, or that affects your immune system, like diabetes, can also make you likelier to get one. If you get them frequently but not after sex, let your doctor know.
Myth: It’s fine to just call your doctor and ask for meds. Wrong move! “Even if a patient is sure she has a UTI, I still make her come in so I can get a sample,” says Dr. Dabney. Why? Many conditions mimic UTI symptoms, and even hospitals screw them up. According to a 2015 study, fewer than half of the UTIs diagnosed in ERs were identified correctly (some were STIs!), so the visit to your doc is worth the trip. “If you don’t have a UTI—or if you do but it doesn’t respond to the antibiotic you have—we can adjust,” Dr. Dabney says. 160 glamour.com
If a urinary tract infection has ever sneaked up on you, read this. By Hallie Levine
Myth: Cranberry juice prevents UTIs. Sorry, holiday beverages. “One theory was that cranberry juice altered your urine’s pH level, making it more acidic and a less hospitable environment for bacteria,” says Deepak A. Kapoor, M.D., president of Advanced Urology Centers of New York. But a large-scale review concluded that cranberry juice didn’t really reduce the occurrence of UTIs. Stick to regular old H2O. “It will flush out the bladder without any sugar or artificial ingredients,” says Dr. Kapoor.
Myth: Peeing before and after sex prevents infection. Hit the bathroom before and after sex, and you’re in the clear, right? Unfortunately, there’s never been great research that proves this habit reduces your chances of getting a UTI. Docs do recommend peeing, but only after sex, saying it can’t hurt. “But if you urinate before sex, it’s hard to urinate after, and you want a steady stream of urine to flush out bacteria,” says Dr. Kapoor.
Myth: Some sex positions increase your risk. In truth, whether you’re standing, sitting, or lying down doesn’t matter. “Those bacteria are equal opportunity offenders: They’ll find their way into your urethra any way they can,” says Mary Jane Minkin, M.D., a gynecologist at the Yale
School of Medicine. The one thing that does have an impact? “Switching from anal intercourse to vaginal is a guaranteed way to introduce bad bacteria into your urinary tract,” Dr. Minkin says. (If you’re going from anal to vaginal in the same session, have your partner wash off and use a new condom.) Too much suction during oral sex can also cause similar symptoms. “I’ve seen patients who can’t pee or who complain that it burns because their partner has sucked so hard it inf lamed their clitoris and urethra,” says Hilda Hutcherson, M.D., an ob-gyn at Columbia University Medical Center. Love the enthusiasm, but ask your partner to ease up a smidge!
Myth: UTIs are contagious. Nope. While UTIs can be triggered by sex, your partner doesn’t pass on the bacteria. “Bacteria living near the vulva and the opening to the urethra get pushed inside [the bladder] by intercourse,” explains Dr. Dabney. But it’s easy to see how this myth started: We often get UTIs when we have sex for the first time after a long break, or after hooking up with someone new. “When you change partners, sex becomes different,” Dr. Kapoor says. “The length and girth of his penis and the way you both move during intercourse can affect how much bacteria gets swept into your urinary tract. As a result, you may find that you’re more or less likely to get an infection.”
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ou probably know the symptoms of a UTI: that need to pee rightnow and the burning sensation when you do. But you may not know why you get these infections or how to stop them. We’re busting six UTI myths wide open.
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It’s common, but it’s complicated, new research shows. What’s up with that? And how can you cope? Couples share what they’ve learned the not-so-easy way. By Julia Baird
h, how fragile is the ego of a man. We must never let him feel like a bonsai in a grove of California redwoods—no, he must always see himself as a towering tree, magnificent in comparison with his female partner. At least
that’s what you might assume from a new Harvard University study showing that when a husband is not working full-time, a couple is 32 percent more likely to split up than when the man is fully employed. Upsetting the traditional power role, the research suggests, did them in.
I started thinking about the whole dynamic of women outearning guys while writing a biography of Queen Victoria: I was stunned to discover that, even as a queen, she was anxious about emasculating her husband, Prince Albert. She cringed when he was derided as a
pauper, lobbied to procure him the title of king or prince consort, and eventually called him “master” in private. Of course that was the 1800s, a time when women could not vote and were considered the property of men. But this is 2016! Wives now bring home the bigger salary in 37 percent of heterosexual married couples. Forty-one percent of mothers are the sole supporters of their family. It’s so normal you’d think our reaction to it would be too. Not so, according to the Harvard research. In it, study author and sociology professor Alexandra Killewald, Ph.D., analyzed data on more than 6,300 American couples and found that, whether the wife is working or not, if the husband is not—or has only a part-time job—the marriage is more likely to end in divorce. (Granted, the study mainly focused on straight relationships.) And a series of other recent studies show that even when men are working full-time, just bringing in a smaller paycheck makes them more likely to cheat, do less of the housework, and (you can’t make this stuff up) need a prescription to treat erectile dysfunction. It’s hard to know whether to laugh or cry.
emale breadwinners told Glamour they loved making the money, but many admitted their relationships took a hit. One 38-year-old woman in Albany, New York, with a good job in communications told Glamour she was “genuinely surprised to see how anguished my husband was about not being able to make more of a financial contribution. He considers himself a feminist and believes strongly in equality, so this issue sort of blindsided both of us.” It gets more complicated for a 30-year-old I’ll call Terry. She describes herself as a “can-do, go get ’em” type and is supporting her husband through graduate school, but she’d like some acknowledgment of how hard she’s working. The money, she says, isn’t an issue. What bothers her is the way his shame and guilt mean “we can’t even talk about it.” Even Jessica Bennett, 35, author of the new book Feminist Fight Club, told me she once spent a year trying to conceal a pay raise from her live-in boyfriend. “I was worried that he would feel more like a failure for not being the male provider than he would feel happy for me
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as the partner who was achieving,” she says. “He never said that. But do I think that deep down it made him feel self-conscious? For sure.” Some women admit feeling uncomfortable themselves. Lauren Sengele, 32, a brand marketer in Indianapolis, moved in with a guy knowing she would always make much more than he would. “I was fine with it at first, except I grew exceptionally frustrated that any time we wanted to do something nice I had to pay for it,” she says. “I began to feel more like a parent than a partner.” And the communications pro in Albany confessed that she loved being the breadw inner—until she had a child and wished she could stay home: “But my husband’s income didn’t cover even our most basic expenses. Back to work I went, feeling very grouchy.” So how do men feel? Norman Baldwin Jr. says his marriage to Leila Noelliste became strained after her website, Black Girl With Long Hair, became so wildly successful that he started working for her. “Culturally, especially in black culture, the man is the one who makes all the money,” says Baldwin, 32, of Brooklyn. “I’m super impressed with her, but it’s been a rough and bumpy transition.” Noelliste, 31, puts it like this: “Last December we really hit bottom. I realized: Our dynamic is effed up; him quitting his job to help me with the business is not going to work. At the time we just didn’t have the tools to navigate a relationship where the woman is the one making more.” Cuyler Mortimore, 33, a stay-at-home dad in Shelton, Washington, also struggled. “For a long time I felt like I was a financial drain,” he admits. “I grew up with a pretty big emphasis on the man being the head of the house.” Asked what he thought about how income disparities could lead to infidelity, he says, “I can see why a guy might cheat. You feel lonely and vulnerable a lot of the time. I’m constantly surrounded by other moms and rarely any dads, and I can imagine how that could raise temptations.”
hen you hear these stories, you start to understand just how maddeningly slow social change is. “Where we’d like to be—OK with having a female partner as a breadwinner, contributing equally to household duties and childrearing, basically the egalitarian
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inally, men should be free to care for kids or do work they love without stigma. Challenge any fool who can’t see that. And take heart in the fact that we are not just bending toward equality; it is becoming the way we live. Bonsai, redwood, maple, oak: They’re all critical members of a thriving forest.
Julia Baird is a TV presenter, journalist, and columnist for the International New York Times and author of the new biography Victoria: The Queen. Additional reporting by Maggie Mertens. 168 glamour.com
How three couples successfully navigate that He’s the Stay-at-Home Dad
Her Paycheck Doubles His
Megan Lau, 31, is a senior research manager at Microsoft; Brian Lau, 32, takes care of their nine-monthold daughter in Bothell, Washington.
Courtney Patterson, 40, is a senior director at a nonprofit; Tom Karpf, 43, is a public school teacher in Silver Spring, Maryland.
After college, where they met, Megan got hired in her dream field, while Brian tried various careers. When they decided he should quit and man the home front, “it was a change, but not earth-shattering,” he says. For Megan, “it was fantastic. I tell him every day how impressed I am with the care he’s giving our daughter. And who knows, we might switch roles someday.” Her two cents: “If Brian were working, we’d have extra money, but we’d also have to send our daughter to day care. You have to do the math about what makes you happy.” His two cents: “Everyone asks, ‘What do you do?’ as if your job defines you. You’ve got to let that go. I hate those TV commercials where the dad is perplexed by babies or doesn’t know how to use the dryer. I love challenging that stereotype.”
“I’ve never looked for a partner to take care of me,” says Patterson. “I just looked for a partner,” Karpf, who comes from a nontraditional family, says. “We knew going into this relationship that I was more of an artist, more right-brained.” His two cents: “If your financial roles bother you, ask yourself who or what is making you feel that way. Your parents? The culture? And does it really matter?” Her two cents: “We talk a lot about priorities. We constantly renegotiate the division of labor at home, especially now that we have two kids. We see housework and children as projects we want to split fifty-fifty.”
“You have to do the math about what makes you happy,” Megan Lau says.
She Makes Seven Times His Salary Colleen Hannigan, 29, is a technology transactions attorney; Tristan Chappell, 34, is a special education classroom counselor in Boston. Both Hannigan and Chappell say they talked about the division of labor up front, before they even lived together. “Now,” Hannigan says, “we pool everything. Luckily our personalities line up. If he were left to his own devices, he’d eat nothing but bulk rice and never buy new shoes. And I’m the one who’s going to buy the shoes—even when they’re not necessary.” His two cents: “I’ll do stuff around the house if it means we can spend more quality time together.” Her two cents: “The most important thing in making this kind of relationship work is visible and vocal appreciation. I frequently feel guilty, like I’m not pulling my weight at home. He always does such a great job of saying, ‘No, you’re doing more than enough, and I value what you’re contributing.’ That is so key.” —Maggie Mertens
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dream—and where we actually are,” says Bennett, “are two separate things. Gender expectations run deep, like really f--ing deep, and I think that even the most progressive millennial men and women who say they want these things, and I think most really do, have a harder time acting it out in reality.” So where do we even start? First, Harvard’s Killewald urges every couple to “think about what a good partnership looks like for you.” Picture carefully the roles you want to play and then talk about it. A nd keep t a l k ing about it. For Baldwin and Noelliste, it took couples therapy to forklift them out of their rough patch. “I learned to feel proud of working my butt She’s the Boss Baldwin and Noelliste off and not be constantly apologetic— and to allow Norm to show his strengths,” she says. “He’s had to learn, ‘Maybe I don’t bring home the bacon, but there are other ways to be a leader of our household, like contributing to long-term planning.’ So for us it’s been exploring all that. I think we are in a good place now, but it took a long journey to get here.” Second, keep in mind that along with all those depressing new studies, there’s also emerging research suggesting that traditional marriages are not inherently happier. In fact, the opposite may be true, according to Stephanie Coontz, author of Marriage: A History. Already, she says, “in European countries with good work-family supports, traditional male breadwinner families where the woman shoulders the domestic duties are now less stable than dual-earner couples.”
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Sometimes when I get incredibly horny (i.e., quite often), I will take it out on my phone, sending scandalous pictures and Snapchats and sexting with guys I’m only casual with. It’s so much fun, and I don’t know that I want to stop. But should I worry? —B.B., 25, Encino, Calif.
“Sexting has a lot of risk, just like any other sexual activity, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it. As with everything in life, there’s no way you can be 100 percent safe. Still, you could have a conversation with the person you’re sexting to make your expectations of privacy explicit. The real solution, of course, is to stop slut shaming, because then it wouldn’t matter as much if a woman’s naked photos ended up on the Internet, and you could sext with a lot less fear!” —Amy Adele Hasinoff, author of Sexting Panic: Rethinking Criminalization, Privacy, and Consent
It’s definitely an empowering move for women to do risqué stuff like that, and a lot of us feel more bold and free by doing and saying things over electronic media that we might not in person. Just know that there are ways to have fun without really exposing yourself: You can make a new, anonymous Snapchat account in less than a minute or use a Google Voice number, and always avoid showing your face. If you’re careful and do it in a way that conceals your identity, I think you’re fine.” Sexting 101 Get your face outta that photo, girl!
—Zane, best-selling author of erotic novels such as Afterburn and Addicted
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“I say go for it.
In a national survey, one in five single Americans said they had sent and/or received photos or sexy words. But of all the people who had gotten them, almost a quarter also said they’d shared them, and with an average of three people! (And men were more likely to show them to a friend than women were.) That’s scary enough, but if someone were to forward your sexts, things could get exponential very quickly. The only way to be sure that nothing will get out there is to not send it.”
You may take a few minutes to compose and snap a good photo, but it takes a guy only a few seconds to share it with his pal Jimmy. Now, Jimmy might not be a bad guy, but maybe he sends it to his college roommate, Craig, who has changed a lot since college and, unbeknownst to Jimmy, started a revenge-porn blog. By then, any say you had over how the content is presented has evaporated. It’s another nude pic out in a digital world that’s teeming with them. Look, everyone sexts— you just have to trust your instincts. If you don’t trust the guy, don’t send him nudes.” —Benjy Hansen-Bundy, a sex and relationships editor at GQ
“You’re not alone in sending these messages.
—Amanda Gesselman, Ph.D., an assistant research scientist at the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction
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Why I Hate My Dog
t’s Friday night, and I’m running around my neighborhood, barefoot, screaming “Fig Newton!” and shaking a prescription bottle over my head like a maraca. Usually when our dog runs away, the sound of his Prozac brings him home, and tonight is no exception. Fig skids to a stop in front of our house, wearing an expression reminiscent of an obnoxious tween busted for snapping someone’s bra strap: Who, me? When I first laid eyes on Fig, he was 12 weeks old, in a windowless shelter, in a cage by himself. I immediately fell in love with his red eyelashes and the way he placed one paw on each of my shoulders. Our life together flashed before my eyes: long walks, meaningful gazes, lazy afternoons on the porch—basically a Viagra commercial starring a midsize orange dog and me. Within an hour of my bringing him home, Fig had shredded every roll of toilet paper in our house. He cried so loudly and for so long that one of our neighbors called to see if we needed an ambulance. My husband’s warning echoed in my head: “Babies grow up. Dogs don’t.” That was only the beginning. During his first year with our family, Fig didn’t just fail out of obedience school; he f lat out refused to participate. When we hired a private trainer ($175 per hour), Fig raised one eyebrow and went back to pacing around the coffee table for eight hours a day. He went on hunger strikes and chewed through three leashes (two canvas, one leather). We bought Fig a backpack ($32) to wear on walks; the trainer said it would give him a sense of purpose. Because he was petrified of running water, we bought him a compression vest ($45) to wear when we showered or when it rained. Eventually we got rid of our hose. I’ve soldiered through the death of a parent, nursed a baby through pneumonia, and assembled Ikea bookshelves; I’m up for a challenge. But Fig Newton turned out to be the Ironman when all I’d wanted was a sweat-free stroll in the park. At his one-year checkup, our vet recommended a canine behaviorist ($400, not covered by pet insurance), who prescribed Fig’s Prozac (priceless). You should see the strange looks I get when I pick up a prescription for Fig Newton Egan.
Who’s a Good Dog? Fig, in a rare peaceful moment
Thanks to the Prozac, Fig no longer tries to bite off his own leg, but he still isn’t the peaceful companion of my dreams. He will jump out the window of a moving car and knock a pot of tomato sauce off the stove. When we feed him, he throws up his food and immediately eats it again, a disgusting habit our kids call “hot lunch.” For dessert he grazes in the cats’ litter box. Last year Fig ingested a childproof bottle of extra-strength Tylenol and had to have his stomach pumped ($175). And this is with medication! Fig, in short, is like a boyfriend who calls too much and then whines, sulks, and paws at you when you don’t let him bury his snout in your crotch. But here’s the difference between Fig and a boyfriend: I can’t break up with him. I would no sooner “rehome” him than I would send my kids to live with strangers. I made a commitment that day in the animal shelter, and now I’m sticking by Fig until the end of his days—a bond tightened by the adoration of my kids and husband, who are as devoted to Fig as I am exasperated. And so I’ve added dog ownership to the roster of things I don’t enjoy as much as other people seem to. (That list also includes breastfeeding, yoga, karaoke, facials, parades, and my twenties.) But I’m not allowed to admit that—it seems that we are required to love our animals, all the time and without reservation. Recently at the dog park, a fellow human asked which beast was mine. I pointed to Fig, who was enthusiastically humping an elderly corgi. I admitted, “He’s a handful. Actually, he’s ruining my life.” The woman scooted to the other side of the bench. Would she have had such an unsympathetic reaction if I’d made a similar admission about one of my kids? When did zealotry become a requirement of pet ownership? Here’s what I’ve learned about dog people: They love to proselytize. Every time I stop at a red light, I’m face-to-face with their bumper stickers: “Who Rescued Who?” or “You Had Me at Woof.” So I’m anticipating some criticism for my honesty. But don’t worry about Fig, who has legions of fans. I have his back. And his Prozac. Elisabeth Egan is the books editor at Glamour and the author of A Window Opens. She loves cats.
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What I wish people knew about my job…
Everyone told Amy Swift, 33, that construction work was a man’s job. So she started her own company and proved them all wrong. I fell in love with buildings as a kid in Michigan, following plumbing lines and watching construction workers drywall houses in my subdivision. Fast-forward to 2009: I was in New York City, climbing the ladder at a huge architecture firm—but I wasn’t happy. Then I got laid off. I had been pursuing my master’s in historic preservation at Columbia University, so I moved home to finish my thesis. I took on odd jobs, and I bought a house at auction for $1,350. Rookie mistake: It needed a ton of work. The windows were beautiful but rotted and broken. I wanted to fix them, but I couldn’t find anyone to do it. I noticed there was a real need for skilled tradespeople. So I took a contractor-training course, then started specializing in window restoration. Now my phone keeps ringing, and my company, Building Hugger, has a staff of 14. I don’t want to make oodles of money. I just want to provide good jobs to Detroiters who deserve them.
Window Woman Swift, rocking her hard hat and refurbishing a historic window
On my average workday…
What it’s like to be a woman in construction… I get mixed reactions from people, but this is Michigan. This is the home of Rosie the Riveter. Either people get it because their grandma was on the line at Willow Run Airplane Plant during World War II— or they expect a woman to shut up and stay in the kitchen. That’s just my experience. My mom is a boss lady. She’s in health care management, and she’d talk to me about how to work with people. It’s ingrained in me to be a strong woman and stand up for your place.
How I’ve created a safe space for women… Two thirds of our staff are women. We’re proud of that; women come to us because they know that this is a safe environment for developing their skills—we have carpenters, field crew members, even a chemist. We have a unique opportunity to bring more women into the trade who traditionally have been discouraged.
We start around 8:00 A.M., getting the crew set up for their job sites. Sometimes I’m at the hardware store, or I’m on site. It’s been a personal journey of realizing that I can’t be everywhere at once. I don’t get many days off. When I do, I go kayaking; I also play in a local soccer league to clear my head.
How we’re growing… So far, in 2016, we have restored 850 windows. We have a waiting list of almost 100 people for me to even look at their windows! It’s a lot of work—stripping down 100-year-old windows, repairing the wood, and then hanging them back up. But we’re saving part of Detroit’s history.
My best work advice… At my first job I worked for an architect, and my creative vision didn’t align with his. I learned what I didn’t want to do. Sometimes the jobs you hate the most are the most enlightening; they define where you want to go. —as told to Jessica Militare
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People think women have to be large like a man to be able to do construction. That’s wrong. Yes, you need a steady hand and focus, but I’m barely 100 pounds and I make it work. When guys see me pull out a 40-pound window sash and walk it down the stairs without an issue, their jaws literally drop.
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remember my first trapeze class like it was yesterday. I climbed up the ladder and stood on that tiny pedestal 25 feet in the air, thinking, I’m going to die. I was 24, and my dad had just passed away from bile duct cancer. My father had raised me since I was four. After my parents separated, it was just me and him in Los Angeles. We were so close that I moved back in with him when I returned from the military. I had a great job—stable work, good pay, benefits— fixing equipment at the Anheuser-Busch brewery. When a friend mentioned she’d started trapeze classes, I was dealing with my dad’s diagnosis and too preoccupied to really notice. Then, when he passed and I was trying to get out of the house, get into my life again, it came back to me: Did she tell me she was flying trapeze? That’s crazy; I want to try it. So I went. The first time on that platform, like I said, I was scared. But I told myself there were safety lines; all I had to do was listen to the instructors. So at “ready, set…hup!” I grabbed the trapeze, swung through the air, and hung by my knees before dropping to the net. I did the trick. And I was hooked. I continued to take classes, and about eight months later my instructor’s friend, who had a small family circus, asked, “You wanna fly in the show tomorrow?” I thought he was joking. But he wasn’t. They wanted me to do a somersault and an upsidedown split, where the catcher catches you in midair. (I called mine the Flying Y because I wasn’t that flexible and my legs made a Y instead of a straight line.) At that point I had never done either without the safety harness. But they promised to scoop me up if I blew it. So I said OK—and I did the show. I can’t describe the feeling because it was so incredible. It was like, Oh my God, I can do it.
Performing with that circus was so much fun that when I heard Ringling Brothers was looking for a trapeze artist, I called and got my first paying gig. I took a leave of absence from my job for three months and went, with my cat, to live on the company train. I just loved it—so much so that when I came back, I quit the brewery, gave everything to Goodwill, and drove to Florida, this time to work for The Big Apple Circus. That was 13 years ago. I’ve been on the road ever since. Now I travel with my boyfriend, also a trapeze artist. We have our truck and trailer filled with our four cats, two dogs, three frogs, and a buttload of tools. My latest act is trying to find work as the human cannonball, which is huge. Only a couple of women do it—and a black chick? I don’t know of any others like me. I always thought you had to be an amazing gymnast to do trapeze. You don’t. What you do have to do is trust strangers with your life. And listen to every direction thrown at you. That’s a lesson for life, because it’s often so hard to listen to what others are telling you. My dad left L.A. only twice before he died; he was too worried about taking care of me. So I knew I needed to go explore and meet people and do things because he never did. Even though I never know where my next gig will be, I love the life I have now. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. —as told to Maggie Mertens
Lessons From My 180 What I miss: “That job with the insurance and free beer! But flying trapeze has kept me young. It’s helped me grow.”
What I’ve learned: “In the circus, the second you have a doubt, that’s when you mess up. It’s the same for life: Before you leap, know what you’re going to do and just go. Whatever happens, you’ll figure it out.” Look for more stories of women who changed their life each month at glamour.com/lifechange, brought to you by the all-new 2017 Chevrolet Malibu.
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Kristin Finley quit a perfectly good job to be a trapeze artist, and she’s never looked back—or down!
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Pictures of Faith Clockwise from left: Molvi, Heffernan, Glafke, and London share their spiritual experiences here.
What We Believe
Eighty-two percent of us say religion plays an important role in our lives. So why aren’t we talking about it? Six women kick-start the conversation here. As told to Mikki Halpin
“I asked my rabbi, ‘What will become of me?’ ” Virginia Heffernan, 47, the author of Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art, converted to Judaism when she got married. When the relationship ended, the New Yorker converted back.
In my twenties I called myself a moderately devout Episcopalian. I had a sturdy faith, but I went to church only on Easter or Christmas. Then my fiancé, who was raised as an Orthodox Jew and wanted his children to be matrilineally Jewish, asked me to convert before we married. And so at
age 33 I began converting to Conservative Judaism. It’s a complex process. As part of the ritual, the rabbi turned me away three times. I had to study the Torah for a year and reject holidays like Christmas. At first I thought my conversion would be like moving from Illinois to Indi-
a made-up order—lately, we’re ana, a practical adjustment; the “Passionate Missionary but it was much stranger, like Sisters.” PMS! We let people moving from Illinois to the know we aren’t really nuns. color blue. A prayer from childM G : The main point of our hood would come to mind, and show is to give people joy. Life I would think, No, no, you’re can be hard; we all need levity. Jewish now, you can’t do that. CB: If people find God in what Converting tore me up inside we do, that’s great; if they just and caused tension in my marf ind laughter, that’s great riage. My husband wanted me too. When I was in school, to try harder; I wanted him to it seemed like all the people appreciate what I had already who taught me about faith done, learned, and given up. were mean. Even today, when Our marriage ended, and people talk about a God who when it did, I went to my rabbi is vindictive and hissing “Sinand asked, “What will become ner!” I’m like, “Uh…we ain’t of me?” He looked very sad. talking about the same guy!” I Eventually I decided to go see God giving us the biggest back to the Episcopal Church. party, and our duty is to dance For Episcopalians, conversion and live life to the fullest. can be as simple as accepting M G : Frankly, I just have fun Jesus, but because the Jewish playing a role with one of my conversion was so arduous, Wear It Proud Helen Ficalora Hamsa charm ($165, chain, best friends. You can be silly I liked the idea of marking $285, helenficalora.com), S ydney Evan cross necklace while striving for holiness. ($1,960), and Star of David bracelet ($860, sydneyevan.com) the passage back with a ceremony called reconciliation. My priest put his hand on my “I need to find Some things are a little more difficult forehead and said, “You’re forgiven”—for something, but so far I to blend, like whether our son will only eat apostasy, or turning my back on my relihaven’t found anything.” specially prepared zabihah meat (like my gion—“and you never need to be forgiven Dianca London, 29, a Brooklyn-based family) or eat zabihah at home but anyagain.” I still cry when I think about it. writer, says her childhood experiences as thing except pork when we go out (like my In coming back to the church, I feel like a Baptist left her cynical about religion. husband’s family). So that’s a conversaI have returned home. Now my belief is a I’m black, and I grew up in an all-white tion: Are we going to make him choose? blend of Christian contemplative tradisuburb. I went to a predominantly white We also think about how we can raise tions with Eastern meditative practices. fundamentalist Baptist school up to children who are confidently Muslim. And, I know this is trippy, but as someone eighth grade, where I experienced racAfter 9/11, I am used to having to be a who has always found a mysticism in the ism and bullying. Some of the white kids spokeswoman for my faith. I hope my idea of a collective unconscious, I also put excluded me from playground games children will never need to do that, but if faith in the Internet. I have found relief because I looked “different” and laughed they do, I will tell them to say, “I am just as from loneliness and inspiration online. at my black Barbies because they didn’t American as you are,” like I do. Wherever you find faith, appreciate it. look like theirs, among other things. OutAs I have gotten older, and married, side school, my parents wanted to expose “We want to raise kids who and become a mother, my faith has grown me to more of a black Baptist experience, with me. I take real joy in navigating all are confidently Muslim.” and we belonged to a lot of congregations of this with my husband and discovering over the years. But I didn’t fit in at the After having their son, what Islam will be like for our family. Fareeha Molvi, 28, a writer from black churches either. I didn’t listen to the Los Angeles, and her husband, same music as the other kids; we were into Muhibb, are negotiating how their “You can be silly while different things. When I was 15, someone family will practice Islam. striving for holiness.” at the youth group at one of these churches threw a Snapple bottle and hit me in the Catholics Caitie Beardmore, 32, a My husband and I have started by meldreligion teacher, and Michaela Glafke, 29, head. I felt like everyone hated me. I told ing our families’ traditions. We share a a substitute teacher, of Indiana, perform my parents, “I’m done.” commitment to the five pillars of Islam, as Nun & Nunner (@nunandnunner on I’ve tried to revisit religion in a formal like prayer five times a day and fasting Instagram) to spread the word—and joy. setting. I went to a hipster church, but during Ramadan, but there are variaeven that seemed insincere and full of tions in the way those practices play out. CAITI E B E AR D M O R E : We like to say we’re petty squabbles. Sometimes when I walk For instance, my husband’s family does sisters in life, sisters in Christ. by churches on Sundays, I hear people the evening prayer as a group; my family MICHAELA GLAFKE: Together we are Nun & praying, and I miss that ritual. If I could does that only during Ramadan or when Nunner, which is our “act” where we dress find the right community, maybe I would schedules permit. I want to take on that up like nuns, sing, and tell jokes. People try again, but so far I haven’t found anynightly tradition as a family when our book us for parties and retreats. son, Aziz, gets older. thing that’s right for me. CB: We introduce ourselves as members of
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Talk / The Conversation
Rabbi Elianna Yolkut, 39, of Washington, D.C., wanted to be a different kind of Jew than her family. I was raised as an Orthodox Jew, which people think of as very strict, but religion never felt like an imposition to me when I was a kid. Occasionally I felt I was missing out—like when I couldn’t go out with friends on Friday night because of the Sabbath—but questioning it in a deep way never came up for me. But by age 23 Orthodox Judaism began to feel limiting to me; it didn’t address the way I saw myself and the way I believed the Torah should be applied in our world today. I wanted to be part of a faith that embraced change while honoring tradition, one that didn’t limit the role of women in leadership, and one that didn’t believe there was something fundamentally wrong with gay people. So I left Orthodox Judaism and became a Conservative Jew. I chose a path that felt more authentic to the Torah I grew up with, a Torah of kindness and compassion. It wreaked a lot of havoc emotionally for my parents, because their community was very judgmental. I lost friends, and my parents lost friends over it. But I held firm, and I even decided to become a rabbi. Around the same time, I came out as a lesbian to my friends and family. Even though Conservative Judaism was more welcoming to the gay community and to women, I had to stay closeted at my rabbinical school and during part of my first job as a rabbi because there was a prohibition against gay and lesbian rabbis. That stricture has since been lifted, so I have seen firsthand how a synagogue can maintain tradition while innovating. That’s one of the reasons I decided to become a rabbi: I felt like I could help shape something different. I hope I am uniquely prepared to reach out to folks who might feel placed on the margins and help them access Jewish wisdom—to help them feel welcome, accepted, and loved. Mikki Halpin is a writer and editor living in Brooklyn.
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I had a weird lump in my throat, seeing Michelle Obama speak at the Democratic National Convention in 2008. Resplendent in her teal dress, she laid it all on the line with her unique blend of intellect and humor. I had never even seen her before and yet was moved to tears. Eight years later the First Lady has sky-high approval ratings, and a powerful new anthology, The Meaning of Michelle, looks at her legacy. Glamour asked the book’s editor, Veronica Chambers, and some of its writers to explain their Mrs. O connections. —Elisabeth Egan Why do you feel such a bond with her? “I remember seeing footage of Michelle on the campaign trail the first time—dancing, her hair pulled back. She just seemed real. We’re both black women from urban neighborhoods: I’m from
Newark, New Jersey, and Michelle is from the South Side of Chicago. People make assumptions about people who come out of ‘bad’ neighborhoods. We both came out of these places whole.” —Benilde Little, author of Welcome to My Breakdown What can we learn from her? “[Mrs. Obama and I] were at an event in Manhattan. It was shortly after Bill [de Blasio, my husband] was sworn in as mayor. So here we were, two black First Ladies, meeting for the very first time. I asked her, ‘Do you have any advice for me?’ ‘Surround yourself with people you trust,’ she said. She stressed how I would have to protect my personal time. Finally she said with assurance, ‘You’ll be all right.’ I often think back on that, and whenever I do, the soundness of her advice becomes increasingly clear.” —Chirlane McCray,
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“I became a Conservative Jew. And I lost friends over it.”
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“I feel like I got woken up this year. I’m really alive.” Gwen Stefani has had a lot of big years. But with a chart-topping album, a major solo tour, an expanding fashion line, and a new love after heartbreak, the 47-year-old is outdoing even herself in 2016. She breaks it all down for us here. By Jonah Weiner Photographs by Miguel Reveriego Stylists: Rob & Mariel 202 glamour.com
Signature Style “People will tell me, ‘You’re such a punk rebel’…but I was not that growing up,” says Stefani. “I was actually a super-sheltered, conservative girl.” Alix of Bohemia jacket. Kate Moss for Equipment blouse. Alexander McQueen skirt. Falke fishnets. For a piecey updo like Stefani’s, try L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Boost It High Lift Creation Spray ($5, at drugstores).
wen Stefani has been making music GWEN STEFAN I: I got to go on tour! I never thought that would happen again. since 1987, way back when she was just a teenage mall rat in Southern CaliforGLAMOUR: Why not? nia who decided to start a ska band, No GS: Being a mom—like, I think I overdid it. The timeline’s crazy: Doubt, with her brother. We all know what I got pregnant with Kingston, my oldest, on tour for Love. Angel. came next: Stefani led the group to pop glory Music. Baby. I stayed on tour till I was four and a half months and then carved out her own category-busting along. Gave birth. Went in the studio, made The Sweet Escape. career as a solo artist, selling more than 30 milWent back on tour when he was eight months. When I got home, I got pregnant with my middle boy, Zuma. Went on tour with No lion albums combined. The Grammy winner also Doubt when he was four months, and when I got home, I didn’t branched out into fashion, glamming up wardrobes feel good. There were too many plates spinning. worldwide with her L.A.M.B. clothing line. And yet even with her incredible success, Stefani, like all of us, G L AMOU R: Then you had a third son, Apollo. How did touring doubts her ability at times. Reclined on a couch in a Los come to feel manageable again? Angeles photo studio, she recalls that when she began advising GS: [This time] I needed to tour for my own triumph! To be like singers on The Voice a couple of seasons ago, “I had to talk about Rocky at the top of the steps, like, “I just did three shows in a row. my story and try to convince people how good I am. And I was I’m that mentally healthy, physically healthy, strong, and I can do like, Wait a minute—yeah, I did that, I did that, I did that. Wow! it with three boys on a tour bus!” And I did it! It gave me all this confidence. It helped me write again, helped GLAMOUR: Is life on the road still as fun for you as it was startme recognize my gift.” ing out? That confidence boost kicked off a series of new milestones for GS: Yeah. And it’s amazing with the boys. I thought they’d want Stefani: There’s her triumphant solo album This Is What the Truth to go off and, you know, go to Disney. But they all wanted to be at Feels Like, her first in a decade, not to mention her first to debut the venue, working. My middle boy, Zuma, literally worked every at number one. She wrote it night: He had a light, and he in the wake of her divorce walked me on and off the from longtime husband stage, and opened the curGavin Rossdale, transformtain when I’d run back to change outfits. ing heartbreak into a set of pulsating, dance-your-assGLAMOUR: Your little roadie. off pop songs. Armed with G S : At one point I asked those hits, Stefani went out him, “Do you want to come this summer on her first out and do a bow at the end major tour in years (her with us?” He really wanted three boys—Kingston, 10; to. He did it one time and Zuma, 8; and Apollo, 2— was like, “Uh, I have stage joined her on the road). fright—I’m not doing that Meanwhile, she oversaw anymore!” But he loved the expansion of her fashion being in the wings. empire into two new eyeGLAMOUR: Speaking of out—Pharrell Williams, Grammy-winning artist and one of wear collections and a line fit changes, let’s talk about Stefani’s fellow judges on The Voice of high-end kids’ clothes. L.A.M.B. It’s more than a
“Gwen shows that youth is a mind-set. She’s curious. She grows sweeter with time. And she continues to change the game.”
And as the world knows, she also found a new love: Blake Shelton, the country music star she got to know on The Voice. In May the two performed their country song, “Go Ahead and Break My Heart”—Stefani’s first foray into the genre—on the show, prompting fans to beg for a full album of duets. But the best thing about Gwen Stefani is that the woman does her own thing—always, every year, every decade. She has thumbed her nose at societal restrictions placed on women (lamenting, “I’ve had it up to here!” in the 1995 song “Just a Girl”). She has championed eccentricity with her let-your-freak-flag-fly fashions. And by writing uncompromising music, including her heartrending new songs, she’s shown us all how to summon strength through selfexpression. “Sometimes to be woken up again in life, you need to go through some really bad, hard times,” she says. “I feel like I got woken up this year.” The Glamour Woman of the Year reflects on 2016—and the future—here. GLAMOUR: Let’s start with your recent highlights. Your new album debuted at number one. Your fashion line is expanding. Your work on The Voice introduced you to a whole new audience and a new love, Blake Shelton. Am I missing anything?
decade along now. How did you first get into fashion? GS: It’s in my blood! My mom was always making me clothes. We’d go to the fabric store, pick out patterns, and it was a creative process. I heard that word a lot growing up: creative.… You should have seen my room. It was a pigsty with a sewing machine. I would get stuff, and then I would change it. Alter it. My mom would help me.… At the same time, I was so naive. I didn’t know anything about fashion, growing up in Orange County. I just knew about it through music, how ska bands dressed. GLAMOUR: Early on in No Doubt, you had a very tomboyish look, and you poked fun at gender restrictions in songs like “Just a Girl” [“I’m just a girl, little ol’ me, well, don’t let me out of your sight / Oh, I’m just a girl, all pretty and petite, so don’t let me have any rights”]. It seems like part of the subtext of how you dressed was rejecting how a woman “should” present herself to the world. GS: People will tell me, “You’re such a punk rebel,” this or that, but I was not that growing up. I was actually a super-sheltered, conservative girl. Now, there was probably a bit of me that was like, “Why do I have to be like that?” Because when you discover your sexuality—like when you’re little, (continued on page 236)
From Hurt to Hits “We all go through hard times,” says Stefani. “How can we improve when we have these challenges?” Safiyaa blouse. Alexandre Vauthier pants, belt, sandals. Falke fishnets. Love her shiny red lip? Try Urban Decay Revolution HighColor Lipgloss in Gash ($22, urbandecay.com). See Glamour Shopper for more information. Hair: Danilo at The Wall Group; makeup: Gregory Arlt at Exclusive Artist Management; manicure: Shelly Hill; production: Portfolio One.
THE WOMAN WHO STOOD UP TO ISIS
MURAD “She is more than a survivor…. She is a brave, resilient, determined, stubborn, soulful woman who has decided to go deep within herself and recount the worst horrors that any person could ever go through so that others don’t have to go through the same thing.”
hen Nadia Murad, 23, escaped ISIS in the fall of 2014, she fled through the streets of the Iraqi city of Mosul, looking for a house that might shelter her. Terror lay behind her—three months of captivity and torture. Freedom was ahead if she chose the right door to knock on. Her life depended on that choice, on whether or not the people inside would help her or send her back to the men who’d kidnapped and gang-raped her. She took a deep breath and knocked. “I didn’t believe that out of 2 million people in Mosul, anyone would be kind enough to help, but this family did,” she says. After they took her in, they listened to her story—and later smuggled her out of the city as one of their own. For her, it was a lesson in the lifesaving power of kindness and the courage to stand up for what’s right. That’s a lesson she herself is teaching now. Murad belongs to the Yazidi people, followers of an ancient religion in northern Iraq. She’s one of 6,700 women and girls who have been kidnapped from their homes by the so-called Islamic State. Over the past two and a half years, as the group made headlines for beheading foreign aid workers and journalists, ISIS has committed genocide against the Yazidis and other minorities in its drive to seize territory in Iraq and Syria. Now, in an act of astonishing moxie, Nadia Murad is trying to bring ISIS to justice. “Justice for me,” she says, “isn’t to behead them. They don’t care about getting killed. They blow up their own children.” Instead, she is suing the terrorists in an international court and wants the fighters to listen to their victims’ stories. “I want them to hear the five-year-old boy they kidnapped and the nine-year-old girl they raped and the 30-year-old mother whose children they killed,” she (continued on page 237)
HAIR AND MAKEUP: MIA SANTIAGO
—Samantha Power, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and 2014 Woman of the Year By Eliza Griswold Photograph by Jason Schmidt Stylist: Sarah Cobb
Portrait of Courage “If you want to impact others’ lives, you have to speak out,” says Murad, in the rose garden at the United Nations. Armani Exchange dress.
Miuccia THE FASHION FORCE
“Mrs. Prada does not make trends with her work; she makes statements. In her design there is…a collision of the bold and the gentle, the hard and the soft. She understands that to be a woman in the modern world is to be more than one thing at once. So much so that we utter, ‘It’s simply Prada or nada!’”
hen I interviewed for my first editorin-chief job years ago, a friend who worked in fashion took me aside to offer counsel on what to wear. “You’ll want a Prada suit,” he instructed. Not to worry, I told him, I had a few good suits. I was fine with suits. “No,” he said, looking exasperated. “A Prada suit. Do you understand?” Oh. I trotted uptown with some annoyance, but the second I walked into Prada’s mint green Fifth Avenue flagship, I understood. I had been wearing clothes. This was fashion. I tried on half the store, plunked down my cash for a cleverly designed boxy black nylon jacket and a sporty skirt—the look of the moment—and held my underpaid breath as I snipped off the tags. I got the job, and I still have that suit. It was only years later, though, as I watched show after wildly creative show up close in Milan, that I understood where the magic of Prada comes from, which is, plain and simple, the curious, eclectic, independent, feminist brain of Miuccia Prada. Mrs. Prada, as she’s called, is not a showy, self-promoting type; blink and you’ll miss her runway bow. But almost 40 years into her career, she’s still the designer to beat in terms of consistent critical success, and a wonderful example of someone who has built an enormous business while still having— wait for it—fun. “Fun…should always be present when you work,” says Prada, 67, who’s been known to exit her Via Fogazzaro office by a three-story twisty slide built there for her by the artist Carsten Höller. “Until I am smiling, I know I am doing nothing good.” And this has worked. Today Prada’s empire, cohelmed by her husband, Patrizio Bertelli, includes six Prada collections a year and four for sister line Miu Miu; the company has more than 600 stores worldwide. Last year Prada and Bertelli opened a groundbreaking Rem Koolhaas–designed headquarters for their Fondazione Prada in Milan. There, visitors find everything from a four-story gallery covered in gold leaf called the Haunted House to an extremely Instagrammable café conceived by the director
Wes Anderson. This year the brand also launched fragrances La Femme Prada and L’Homme Prada, a process the designer cheerfully describes as “a nightmare” because of her longtime conviction that “there is no one ‘Prada woman’” or, by extension, single Prada image or scent. “I have no ‘icon,’ ” she says. “I hate the idea! Women are what they are. I do what I think is right…and if people like it, I am happy.” Once upon a time, though, she had zero interest in fashion as a career. Prada, whose grandfather Mario Prada founded the family’s leather-goods company in 1913, was more interested in theater (she trained as a mime) and politics. “There was a serious revolution going on; you really felt you could change something,” she says of the sixties. Working in fashion didn’t seem substantial in comparison. Even after she took over the label, creating its iconic nylon backpacks—even after she began producing women’s wear, 10 years in—she kept her designs restrained and minimal. “What I wanted at the beginning [was] to really hide who I was. I didn’t want to tell too much about myself,” she admits now. “I was refusing to be fully involved in the fashion world.… I had to go through all my passage through the Fondazione and the work in art to feel more happy in my own job.” When she started bringing more of herself to her work in the early nineties, though, everything shifted. (Doesn’t it always?) For two decades now, Prada’s collections have lassoed the world’s attention without ever getting predictable. (Her shows are such draws for fashion lovers that once, when a normally levelheaded colleague of mine got the time wrong and missed one, she burst into tears.) “Every season is a new range of reference,” says her friend the artist Francesco Vezzoli. “And why is that? Because Mrs. Prada is not making fashion. She is ‘just thinking,’ and so her reflections surface on the garment she produces.” There are, of course, some common denominators season to season: Prada’s repurposing of trappings of traditional femininity, from corsetry to crystal (continued on page 239)
HAIR AND MAKEUP: CICCI AT CALLISTE AGENCY
—Lupita Nyong’o, actress and 2014 Woman of the Year By Cindi Leive Photograph by Patrick Demarchelier
The Power of Work “You have to earn your own life if you want to be free,” says Prada, photographed at the restaurant Lapérouse in Paris. “If you are independent you are...free.” Prada coat, shoes.
Simone THE RECORD BREAKER
“She is the prime example that it doesn’t matter where you come from or what your circumstances are, you shall overcome any obstacle put in your way. This is for all the girls doing little somersaults in the yard and thinking they can’t do it. Simone has shown them that they can.”
here was a moment, right before Simone Biles took the floor to compete in her first Olympic event this summer, that makes her mom tear up when she tells the story. “I am a basket case inside at all of her competitions,” says Nellie Biles. “But this was the Olympics—her goal. Her dream. What we had all sacrificed so much for. Simone said to me, ‘Mom, I know you’re nervous. You need to just relax. You need to know, Mom, that I am ready.’ ” And she was: Biles, who had gone into the Games as the most decorated U.S. gymnast in history and the heavy favorite in Rio, nailed that event and went on to win five medals, with one impossibly difficult, near-flawless performance after another. Over those few days in August, more than 30 million Americans tuned in to watch her compete, while millions more replayed her routines on YouTube and everyone from Samuel L. Jackson to Hillary Clinton fangirled over her on Twitter. Biles, 19, isn’t just another athlete, either: Journalists falter finding words to describe her. “She’s special. Really, the best gymnast I’ve ever seen,” sums up 1984 gold medalist Mary Lou Retton. “You don’t teach what Simone has—a natural explosiveness and power.”
The secret of her success? Athletically, Biles is a perfect storm. She’s strong—strong enough to soar twice the height of her 4'8" frame (which gives her unparalleled up-in-the-air time to fit in twists and flips). As a result, her routines are astonishingly difficult; one skill she invented—a double flip in the layout position, with a half twist and a blind landing—is now simply referred to as the Biles. She’s also determined, training 32 hours every week. And mentally, she’s tough. Her philosophy for dealing with the unimaginable performance pressure: “We’re out there for less than 10 minutes, and you prepare your whole life for this. I knew the expectations were there, but I can only control what I do, not what anyone else wants me to do. You just have to go out and have fun with it.” She attributes those coping skills to the people who raised her. Her biological mother struggled with drug and alcohol problems. Biles spent the first few years of her life in and out of foster care until her grandparents, Nellie and Ron, stepped in and brought three-year-old Simone and her younger sister, Adria, to live with them, later adopting the girls. Biles has called them Mom and Dad ever since and gives them tremendous credit for her career. “I’ve been brought up to never take (continued on page 240)
HAIR: LACY REDWAY FOR KERACARE; MAKEUP: AYAMI NISHIMURA FOR LANCOME; MANICURE: ELLE FOR CHANEL
—Leslie Jones, comedian By Shaun Dreisbach Photograph by Mark Seliger
The Biles Files Her secret to performing flawlessly? During competitions, she says, â€œI never think about medals.â€? Now she has more of them than any U.S. gymnast in history. glamour.com 211
Bono MAN OF THE YEAR
“He’s one of the most outspoken and effective advocates for women and girls I know.… As an activist, he’s using those skills to get the world talking about the fact that ending extreme poverty begins with empowering women and girls.” —Melinda Gates, philanthropist and 2013 Woman of the Year By Christiane Amanpour Photograph by Sam Jones Stylist: Deborah Afshani
Dreamers—and Doers Bono in Malibu, California, with volunteers and activists from his advocacy organization, ONE. From left: Sue Lowe, Alicia Lowe, A’Driane Nieves, Jane Maynard, Diana Lamon, Mazelle Etessami, and Carrie Cohen.
hen humanitarian and rock icon Bono learned that he was being honored by Glamour as the first-ever Man of the Year, he called his wife of 34 years, Ali Hewson, to give her the news. “I asked did she think I deserved it. She wasn’t sure,” Bono tells me with a laugh. “She said I’ve work to do!” U2’s front man has no doubts. “I’m sure I don’t deserve it,” he
says. “But I’m grateful for this award as a chance to say the battle for gender equality can’t be won unless men lead it along with women. We’re largely responsible for the problem, so we have to be involved in the solutions.” I’m on Glamour’s side: I think Bono is the perfect choice for this first-time honor because, (continued on page 242) glamour.com 213
Emily Doe THE SURVIVOR
“Her heroically raw, vulnerable, and deeply personal statement…put every reader in her shoes. With each sentence we felt her injustice. Emily Doe will forever be remembered as the person who changed the conversation about rape. On behalf of every man and woman of every age: Thank you, Emily. We believe you.”
—Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson Photograph by Martin Klimas
t started with a simple sentence: “You don’t know me, but you’ve been inside me, and that’s why we’re here today.” Maybe you read the powerful words—part of a “victim’s impact statement” the young woman who’d been sexually assaulted at Stanford University had prepared to read to her attacker in court—on BuzzFeed, glued to your screen, feeling rage and awe as you absorbed her account. (If you didn’t, read it now.) The facts of the case were harrowing: On January 18, 2015, after a party, “Emily Doe,” as she came to be called, had been sexually assaulted by freshman Brock Turner as she lay unconscious behind a dumpster; two men passing by on bicycles saw the crime and tackled Turner as he ran away. But it was Doe’s take-no-prisoners telling of what happened afterward—the relentless victim-blaming; the favoring of Turner, a student athlete—that changed the conversation about sexual assault forever. “Future reference, if you are confused about whether a girl can consent, see if she can speak an entire sentence,” she wrote to Turner. And this: “I am not just a drunk victim at a frat party…while you are the All American swimmer at a top university…I am a human being who has been irreversibly hurt.… You took away my worth, my privacy, my energy, my time, my safety,
my intimacy, my confidence, my own voice, until today.” Doe found her voice, if not her justice. After Turner was convicted last spring, the judge sentenced him to just six months, saying anything more would have “a severe impact on him” (see below). But Doe’s words circled the globe. Within four days her statement had been viewed 11 million times; it was read aloud on CNN and the floor of Congress. Rape hotlines experienced surges in both calls and offers of volunteer help. And importantly, California closed the loophole that had allowed lighter sentences in cases where the victim is unconscious or severely intoxicated. We all know the statistics: One out of every six females will have someone rape her—or attempt to. Doe sent those women a message: I am with you. “As the author Anne Lamott once wrote, ‘Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining,’ ” she posted. “Although I can’t save every boat, I hope that by [my] speaking today, you absorbed a small amount of light…and a big, big knowing that you are important, unquestionably, you are untouchable, you are beautiful.” Glamour is honored to name Emily Doe a Woman of the Year; here, for the first time, she tells what happened next. —Cindi Leive
Justice for Emily Doe: How You Can Help Brock Turner, who sexually assaulted Emily Doe, could have served up to 14 years; the prosecutor asked for a term of at least six. But Judge Aaron Persky sentenced him to only six months, and he was out after three. Outraged, Stanford Law professor Michele Landis Dauber is leading a recall campaign to remove Judge Persky from the bench. “His decision sent a chilling message to women across the state and nation—that sexual assault should not be taken seriously,” Dauber says. “This recall election will send back a clear message: Enough is enough.” To help, go to recallaaronpersky.com/donate before December 31 and contribute any amount, big or small. 214 glamour.com
From the beginning, I was told I was a best case scenario. I had forensic evidence, sober unbiased witnesses, a slurred voice mail, police at the scene. I had everything, and I was still told it was not a slam dunk. I thought, if this is what having it good looks like, what other hells are survivors living? I’m barely getting through this but I am being told I’m the lucky one, some sort of VIP. It was like being checked into a hotel room for a year with stained sheets, rancid water, and a bucket with an attendant saying, No this is great! Most rooms don’t even have a bucket. After the trial I was relieved thinking the hardest part was over, and all that was left was the sentencing. I was excited to finally be given a chance to read my statement and declare, I am here. I am not that f loppy thing you found behind the garbage, speaking melted words. I am here, I can stand upright, I can speak clearly, I’ve been listening and am painfully aware of all the hurt you’ve been trying to justify. I yelled half of my statement. So when it was quickly announced that he’d be receiving six months, I was struck silent. Immediately I felt embarrassed for trying, for being led to believe I had any influence. The violation of my body and my being added up to a few months out of his summer. The judge would release him back to his life, back to the 40 people who had written him letters from Ohio. I began to panic; I thought, this can’t be the best case scenario. If this case was meant to set the bar, the bar had been set on the floor.
he morning after the sentencing, my phone screen was stacked with texts and I turned it over saying, not today, on this day I deserve to sleep. My phone kept ringing and I learned that BuzzFeed was waiting for my permission to publish my court state-
ment in full. As soon as it was posted, I remember thinking, what have I done, making myself exposed and vulnerable again. I texted my sister when it hit 20,000 views, thinking that was it, the comments were actually quite nice, and I closed my computer. I started getting e-mails forwarded to me from Botswana to Ireland to India. I received watercolor paintings of lighthouses and bicycle earrings. A woman who plucked a picture of her young daughter from the inside of her cubicle wrote, This is who you’re saving. When I received an e-mail that Joe Biden had written me a letter I was sitting in my pajamas eating some cantaloupe. You are a warrior. I looked around my room, who is he talking to. You have a steel spine, I touched my spine. I printed his letter out and ran around the house flapping it in the air. There was, of course, the wee sprinkle of trolls. Some photos of me leaked and someone said, “She’s not pretty enough to have been raped.” In response I say, damn I wish the world could see me. I wish you could see my big, beautiful head and huge eyes. Perhaps now you are at home imagining me looking like some sort of bloated owl. That’s all right. When Ashleigh Banfield read my letter on the news I sat stunned watching her speak my words, imagining them being spoken on every television set in the nation. Watching women and men at Gracie Mansion, on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, girls in their rooms, gathered together to read each segment, holding my words in their voices. My body seemed too small to hold what I felt. In the very beginning of it all in 2015, one comment managed to lodge harmfully inside me: Sad. I hope my daughter never ends up like her. I
absorbed that statement. Ends up. As if we end somewhere, as if what was done to me marked the completion of my story. Instead of being a role model to be looked up to, I was a sad example to learn from, a story that caused you to shield your daughter’s eyes and shake your heads with pity. But when my letter was published, no one turned away. No one said I’d rather not look, it’s too much, or too sad. Everyone pushed through the hard parts, saw me fully to the end, and embraced every feeling. If you think the answer is that women need to be more sober, more civil, more upright, that girls must be better at exercising fear, must wear more layers with eyes open wider, we will go nowhere. When Judge Aaron Persky mutes the word justice, when Brock Turner serves one month for every felony, we go nowhere. When we all make it a priority to avoid harming or violating another human being, and when we hold accountable those who do, when the campaign to recall this judge declares that survivors deserve better, then we are going somewhere.
o now to the one who said, I hope my daughter never ends up like her, I am learning to say, I hope you end up like me, meaning, I hope you end up like me strong. I hope you end up like me proud of who I’m becoming. I hope you don’t “end up,” I hope you keep going. And I hope you grow up knowing that the world will no longer stand for this. Victims are not victims, not some fragile, sorrowful aftermath. Victims are survivors, and survivors are going to be doing a hell of a lot more than surviving. “Emily Doe” has chosen to remain anonymous.
Zendaya THE VOICE FOR GIRLS
“She’s beautiful and rad, with a fearlessness that is impressive in someone her age. I think I still have quite a bit to learn from Zendaya.”
—actor Zac Efron By Alex Morris Photograph by Victor Demarchelier Stylist: Law Roach
endaya was in fifth grade when she learned the power of action—and inaction. One of her classmates was being bullied, and Zendaya, like many of her classmates, stood by and watched rather than get involved. Some parents, hearing the story, wrote it off as kids being kids, but not Zendaya’s parents. “They pulled me out of the classroom, and I got a little bit cussed out,” she says. “I was like, ‘This is B.S. I didn’t do anything.’ But the point was, when you see something happening, you don’t just stand there. Knowing something is wrong and not doing anything is basically like doing it.” 216 glamour.com
Zendaya, now 20, still lives by that philosophy. The star of Shake It Up and K.C. Undercover has 32 million Instagram followers and has been fearless about using her massive reach, campaigning for change on issues including body image (she called out Modeliste for publishing a visibly retouched photo of her; the magazine apologized) and beauty ideals: When Fashion Police’s Giuliana Rancic criticized Zendaya’s locs at the 2015 Oscars, the star posted that she’d chosen the look “to remind people of color that our hair is good enough.” She admits she’d initially felt like lashing back. “But then I was like, ‘You know what? Delete (continued on page 239)
Zendaya With a Z “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” says our youngest Woman of the Year, “and the person who should be beholding that beauty is you.”
HAIR: JENNIFER YEPEZ AT THE WALL GROUP; MAKEUP: SHEIK A DALEY AT SIXK.LA; MANICURE: TEE HUNDLEY FOR CHANEL
Prabal Gurung dress. Jennifer Fisher earrings. Adidas Originals sneakers.
THE JUSTICE SEEKERS
The Women Behind
Black Lives Matter “I cannot think of a better time in our nation’s history for the brave names of Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi to be recognized. The courage heard in their voices mirrors some of history’s greatest giants, with sharp echoes of Rosa Parks. Black Lives Matter is working to heal our country’s age-long sickness. For when one is sick, so too are we all sick. Only when all is healed might we all one day be well.”
—actress Uzo Aduba By Collier Meyerson Photograph by Gillian Laub Stylist: Sarah Cobb
hey were always worried about their brothers. Patrisse Cullors was 13 when she watched Los Angeles police handcuff and haul away her older brother without knowing why it was happening. Growing up in a Phoenix suburb, Opal Tometi, the daughter of Nigerian immigrants, was alarmed when her youngest brother started preschool and began to raise questions about his hair and skin color—questions she knew were triggered by societal messages about race. And Alicia Garza worried about her brother’s safety every day—but never so much as after July 13, 2013, when George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida, was found not guilty in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. “My brother is six feet tall (continued on page 241)
#Heroines Mothers of a twenty-first-century civil rights movement: from left, Garza, Tometi, and Cullors. All clothing: Zero + Maria Cornejo
Woman in Charge
HAIR: PATTI NELSON AT THE ARTIST AGENCY; MAKEUP: LEAH MARGOSIS; PRODUCTION: JOSEPH MARTIN
“My mother, who was widowed in her late thirties, was a champion of women’s rights and independence,” says Lagarde, here in the executive boardroom at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C. “She taught me balancing the books was quite important.”
Christine LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
“She is not only the ﬁrst woman to head the IMF—a feat in itself—but her dynamism and her determination have, and will continue to, inspire girls around the world so that each and every one of them can also make it to the top. Christine is a true trailblazer.” —Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan, 2010 Woman of the Year By Amanda Robb Photograph by Mark Seliger Stylist: Sarah Cobb
n 1981 Christine Lagarde, then in her midtwenties, was in line for a job at one of Paris’ largest law firms. That is until her (male) interviewer said, “Don’t expect to make partner here—you’re a woman.” Lagarde’s response? “Oh, yeah? Well, I’m gone.” And she was, off to one of the world’s largest law firms, the Chicago-based Baker & McKenzie, where she not only made partner at age 31 but was also elected the firm’s first female chair at 43. In 2007 French President Nicolas Sarkozy tapped Lagarde to become the nation’s first female finance minister, which in turn made her the first woman to be in charge of any G8 country’s economic portfolio. In fact, Lagarde, now 60, has broken through so many glass ceilings that it sometimes seems as if “first female” is her actual first name. (continued on page 238) glamour.com 221
Ashley THE BODY ACTIVIST
—Robin Roberts, coanchor of ABC News’ Good Morning America and 2014 Woman of the Year By Alison Prato Photograph by Miguel Reveriego Stylist: Jeff K. Kim
hen I was 17 or 18 years old,” says model Ashley Graham, “I was doing a group shot for this really big campaign, and one girl, who was probably a size 2 or 4, said to me, ‘Did you actually get paid for this job?’ I remember thinking, She’s asking me that because I’m fat.” Graham, now 29, still runs into that model (whom, taking the high road, she refuses to name). “She’s always friendly and nice,” says Graham. “I think she forgot she said it. But it’s one of those things I’ll never forget.” A decade later Graham has proved not only that she can and should get paid but also that she can—and will—change the whole damn world. This February she became the first size-16 model ever to land the cover of Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue, bringing size acceptance into the mainstream with just one (fabulous) photo. To Graham, who didn’t truly believe she’d be on the cover until the issue was in her hands, this triumph “wasn’t just for curvy girls. It was for every woman. Most of us have not been told, ‘If you have cellulite and your thighs rub together, who cares?’ ” Graham didn’t always feel so confident. When she moved to New York City after high school to model full-time, she nearly gave up after a summer of being rejected. “I called my mom and she said, ‘You’re there for a reason. Your body is there to change the lives of people,’ ” says Graham. But first her mother reminded her she had to change her own attitude: “She said, ‘You are the one
who’s looking in the mirror every day. You have to speak to yourself.’ ” Graham created a new plan and eventually a vision board of everything she hoped to achieve (yes, that SI cover was on it). One key tool: social media. She saw emerging digital platforms as a way to directly connect with women, no “permission” from casting directors or model agents required. She began posting selfies, behind-the-scenes snaps at fashion shoots, and more, many hashtagged the same way: #beautybeyondsize. Women responded (“They were tired of seeing one form of beauty for so long,” she says), and her fan base quickly grew—today she has more than 2.6 million followers on Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter. She also started appearing in mainstream ads, for companies like Levi’s and Calvin Klein. Suddenly she had a platform, and she decided to use it to let women of all sizes know they are beautiful. Her audience fell in love with the gorgeous, gregarious woman with the boundless confidence (when society tells her she’s not up to par, says Graham, “I kind of just give my middle finger to it, like, ‘Guess what? I’m really hot’ ”). And her followers let her know how much it helps to have her as a champion. “Every day I get at least 20 messages,” she says. “A woman who was bulimic for six years said she stopped throwing up after she watched my TED Talk.” She kicked off that presentation (also once on her vision board) by looking into a full-length mirror onstage and having a friendly chat with her body parts: “Back (continued on page 240)
HAIR: JENNIFER YEPEZ FOR HONEST BEAUTY; MAKEUP: VINCENT OQUENDO FOR LANCOME; MANICURE: GINA VIVIANO FOR CHANEL
“Ashley Graham is a Woman of the Year because of her authenticity. She embraces everything about herself and in the process lifts others up to do the same. I appreciate and admire how she celebrates life!”
Confidence Game “I want people to understand that curves and body positivity are not just a trend,” says Graham. “This is something that’s here to stay.” Alexander McQueen jacket. Glamour x Lane Bryant pants. Jennifer Fisher ring.
Pink, Please! Black accentsâ€”the choker, the boots, that peekaboo braâ€” add edge to the blush frills. Gucci dress, earrings, $930, necklace. DKNY boots, $498.
Cap and Gown Your billowing pastel dresses look instantly cooler paired with kick-ass boots and a lace baseball lid. Calvin Klein Collection dress. New Era Cap hat, $65. Gucci earrings, $930. Kenneth Jay Lane ring, $125. MSGM boots, $740.
Own The Night Going out? No more LBD for you! Hereâ€™s how to nail the seasonâ€™s pretty-tough mix. Photographs by Patrick Demarchelier Fashion editor: Jillian Davison
Let It Slip Actually, do wear your LBD, but layer a satiny PJs-style top underneath and a statement necklace over. For her slick hair texture, try Sexy Hair Style Sexy Hair Not So Hard Up Gel ($18, sexyhair.com). 3.1 Phillip Lim dress, $895. Kumi Kookoon shirt, $358 for pajama set. M&J Trimming ribbon (worn as necklace throughout), $2 per yard. Gucci necklace.
Clutch Your Pearls If youâ€™re a fan of anything sheer and super feminine (pearls!), layer it onâ€”and add those leather boots for a modern kick. Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci belted jacket, sleeves, $980, dress, boots. Something Special hat, $17. Emilio Cavallini socks, $15.
What Lies Beneath Going sheer? Choose matching black underpinnings. (A meantto-be-seen black full slip would look A-plus here too.) CĂŠline dress, bra, briefs, boots. Sequin earrings, $150. R.J. Graziano bracelet, $65. Kenneth Jay Lane cuff, $500.
Cold Shoulder Love the way celebs (ahem, Kim K!) are wearing their jackets off their shoulders lately? Try it yourself—just make sure the coat’s big enough to drape. Faith Connexion coat. DKNY black dress, $598, boots, $498. Christine Lingerie blush silk gown, $345. Kenneth Jay Lane vintage earrings, $395. Into her boyish brows? Try Lancôme Sourcils Styler Brow Gel ($27, lancome-usa.com).
Bright Idea The takeaway here is to choose a modern jacket to balance a girly print. Miu Miu jacket. Ella Moss dress, $298. Oscar de la Renta earrings, $425. Marni platforms.
Layer Up! DIY styling hack: Tie some ribbon around your neck like a choker or wear a bustier on top of your dress. Maison Margiela shirt, $795, tank, skirt. Kenneth Jay Lane necklace, $300. For smooth, even skin like hers, try Clinique Superbalanced Silk Makeup SPF 15 ($25, clinique.com). See Glamour Shopper for more information. Model: Mathilde Brandi at Silent; hair: Ward, makeup: Brigitte Reiss-Andersen, both at The Wall Group; manicure: Rieko Okusa at Susan Price NYC.
Pattern Play Combining bold prints? Make sure they complement each other in color and theme, like the saturated animal motifs on this bag. The result: standout. Marc Jacobs bag, belt. Dinosaur Designs earrings, $230, ring, $160. Rochas dress. Topshop Unique shirt, $250.
Details, Details If you’re pattern-shy but want a hint of wild, an evening bag is a perfect touch. And matching your jewelry to the hardware of the bag? Instant style points! Louis Vuitton bag. Modern Weaving earrings, $125. Tomas Maier ring, $290. Maxmara belt, $525. Paula Mendoza Jewelry ring, $200. Tarin Thomas ring, $258. Proenza Schouler dress. Marc Jacobs dress, $575.
Your LBC (that’s little black clutch) is great—but these tropical-inspired accessories are even better. Model Herieth Paul shows off your new holiday look. Photographs by Billy Kidd Stylist: Vanessa Chow
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Red Hot “I visited Jamaica recently, and all the women there mix prints without even thinking about it!” says Paul, 20, who’s a face for Maybelline New York. “I’ll always pick that look over something ‘classic.’ ” Roger Vivier bag. Efva Attling earrings. Aurate New York wide ring, $180. Coach 1941 ring set, $195. Diesel Black Gold belt, $200. Kenzo x H&M top, $80, skirt, $179. For defined brows like hers, try Maybelline New York Brow Drama Pomade Crayon ($10, at drugstores).
Heart of Gold Love this sequined bag—you could wear it with everything from an evening dress to jeans. And on a last holiday note, how great is Paul’s give-back philosophy? “My mom volunteered at a local orphanage when I was growing up in Canada,” she says. “Now I give a portion of every paycheck to an orphanage in Tanzania, where I was born.” ASOS clutch, $52. Efva Attling earrings. Still House ring, $750. Paula Mendoza Jewelry cuff, $315. Aurate New York double ring, $550. Bally belt, $695. Chanel top. Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh skirt. See Glamour Shopper for more information. Writer: Noah Silverstein. Model: Herieth Paul at Women Management; hair: Brian Buenaventura at Management Artists; makeup: Souhi at Jed Root; manicure: Honey at Exposure NY.
Gwen The Icon
you don’t notice it. Then suddenly you’re walking down the street doesn’t matter what comes out of this, as far as my career—this and you’re whistled at. And you’re like, Oh, I have this power I isn’t about a hit. It’s about saving my life. And it was interesting, didn’t know about. And you also discover you’re kind of prey. And because I know you’re going to ask me about Blake, but finding you’re like, Wait, that’s confusing. So I wrote “Just a Girl,” and somebody who was going through the exact same experience? I think that song is still relevant today. There are limits put on [Shelton divorced country singer Miranda Lambert at about the same time.] That was an inspiration. He was a friend to me when women, but why should there be? I needed a friend. An unexpected gift. And that became an inspiGLAMOUR: Zooming out, when you take stock of the past year, how do you place it within the course of your life? ration in the songwriting. GS: Mind-blowing. I don’t understand my journey. It’s so crazy. G L AMOUR: From the outside, your relationship seems like an But one thing I learned is, that’s what life is. We all have to go opposites-attract situation. You’re pop; he’s country. You have a through hard times. Tragedies. Those are given to us to see what fashion empire; he has a ranch in Oklahoma. It’s like a rom-com we’re going to do with them. How can we give back? How can we premise. improve when we have these challenges? GS: It’s definitely two different cultures. But there are many similarities, in things that we love and our morals. But it’s really fun GLAMOUR: In reading what you’ve said about your divorce, one when you can learn about so many new things and share those thing in particular struck me: You used the word embarrassed a differences. lot. Why did shame enter into the equation for you? GS: I don’t think you’ll talk to one person who didn’t make it in a GLAMOUR: For instance? marriage who’s not gonna feel that way. The intention of being GS: I’ve learned a lot about country music from him.… But my married is the vow, right? You want to put everything into it to first concert ever was [folk/country singer] Emmylou Harris. make it a success. And all I had My parents took me out of Girl to look at was the huge success Scouts to go to that show. of my parents: They just had G L A M O U R : You’ve described their fiftieth anniversary. I had your success as double-edged. to work really hard at marriage, You said a number of months all the time, like everybody, ago that at a certain point you but ours was extra hard, when got so big that you felt trapped you add that we’re from differby your success, that you felt like you owed everybody. Do ent countries, both of us being you still feel you owe everyone in music, and celebrity. [Marsomething? riage] was the one thing I didn’t want to fail at. People can say GS: No, I got rid of that. I had whatever they want to about to, because otherwise I couldn’t me…and I don’t get too affected. do anything. Thank God that I But I didn’t want them to think get to do what I get to do; there’s I was a failure. There’s nothing no way to tell you how grateful weird about how I felt. I am. Gwen, Then and Now Stefani performing with No Doubt in the nineties, left, and on her solo tour this summer. G L A M O U R : You’ve referred to G L A M O U R : Do you ever think Still rocking her signature crop tops! that period as several months of about your legacy? The mark you’ll leave? “hell” and “torture.” GS: [Laughs and nods.] But you GS: No, that’s ridiculous. When know what? I’m in a different place now, [and] that is the past I think of a legacy, I think of the legacy of being a mom. When for me. I’m in such a new place. It’s all about the future for me. you’re a parent, you’re just like, God, I hope they like me when Not really just the future—but the moment right now. Like, I’m they grow up. I hope that I did a good job. I hope they’re gonna be Woman of the Year, right here on this couch! happy. The moment you get pregnant, you’re tortured by the fear of not doing it well. But I feel at peace with that right now. I’m tryG L AMOU R: Hell yeah! On the theme of living in the moment, you’ve said that the process of writing the new album saved your ing to be present, not thinking and worrying about the past or the life. How did it save you? future. That’s such a waste of time, you know? GS: It released me from that feeling of hopelessness. When I was in the studio for This Is What the Truth Feels Like, it was like, Jonah Weiner is a contributing writer at The New York Times I need to be here right now. This is the only place I feel good. It Magazine and Rolling Stone. 236 glamour.com
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Nadia Murad The Woman Who Stood Up to ISIS
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says. That, she believes, is the first step to ending the genocide. “By listening to their victims, I want them to feel what they’ve done.” These crimes are often overlooked, says journalist and human rights activist Kati Marton, but Murad is putting them into the spotlight. “Nadia, a brave and eloquent witness of ISIS barbarity, is the voice of a new movement; she’s making the U.S. and the International Criminal Court pay attention,” says Marton. Murad grew up in a quiet farming area called Kocho, nestled in the mountains of northern Iraq. “It was a beautiful village,” she says, “and the prettiest thing in it was my home and my family.” In August 2014, ISIS began attacking the area, and many Yazidis fled up Mount Sinjar to safety until United States air strikes allowed them to escape across the border to Kurdistan. Murad and the 600 people in her village weren’t so lucky. On August 15, ISIS fighters in white Toyota pickups flying the group’s signature black flags invaded the village and separated women from men. The women were taken to a school, where they watched from a window as the militants executed every man and teenage boy, including Nadia’s six brothers. Inside, she could do nothing but listen to the gunfire. Then the militants divided the women again, culling older from younger. Murad and her sisters were taken as sex slaves, while her mother was deemed too old and executed. Herded onto buses, the young women were raped on the drive to militant territory. In the following weeks some girls were chained to one another, auctioned off, and passed among 20 to 30 men. Many committed suicide. Murad tried to escape but was caught, beaten, gang-raped, and burned with cigarettes. Shuttled between compounds, she lost track of her sisters, of the days, of where she was. It was after three months in captivity, in Mosul, that she spied an unlocked door and fled. Once she was smuggled into Kurdistan, she ended up in Zakho, a refugee camp in the Kurdish region of Duhok. There Murad joined hundreds of other traumatized women and girls who had fled ISIS territory; miraculously, her own elder sister Dimal, 28, also managed to escape and reach the camp alive. Most of these women had nothing: no money, no food, no coats for the freezing winter ahead. Their fathers and brothers had been massacred; their mothers and sisters were either missing or still enslaved by ISIS. To this day there’s no going back to their homes; there’s nothing left but ash. Yet there was one thing the young girls at the refugee camp could do: Tell their stories. Yazda, a nongovernmental organization founded to support the Yazidi people, was collecting testimony from survivors to piece together what had happened to 5,000 of their people. Murad saw how speaking out could benefit others. “I want people to know this isn’t what happened only to Nadia,” she says. “This happened to thousands of girls. I want the world to know.” Recognizing the power of Murad’s voice, Yazda brought her to the United States to address the United Nations. She has now become a leader in the effort to bring ISIS to justice at the International Criminal Court for the crime of genocide in Syria and Iraq, and activists like Amal Clooney, who is serving as her attorney, have also joined her cause. “Nadia’s a remarkable human being with a beautiful heart and spirit,” Murad Ismael, executive director of Yazda, says. “It’s never about her; it’s about others. This is a way for her to live with that pain.”
In April Murad received devastating news: Her niece Kathrine, 19, who’d also been kidnapped, had escaped her captors—but stepped on an IED planted by ISIS and was killed. Murad traveled back to northern Iraq to mourn her niece and found the most astonishing thing: She was welcomed by the thousands of ISIS victims still at the refugee camps. “Everywhere she goes, she is surrounded by young girls,” Ismael says. “She is their hero.” And Murad promises to continue to speak out, whether in Iraq; or Stuttgart, Germany, where she now lives with Dimal and Murad, right, with Clooney, giving her powerful testimony at the U.N. in September
other survivors; or New York City, where she has begged the U.N. to get involved. “If beheadings, sexual enslavement, the rape of children, and the displacement of millions do not force you to act, when will you act?” she asked. Murad wishes she didn’t have to do this work. She doesn’t relish the limelight and yearns for the life and family she lost. “The happiest time of my life was being in my village with my mother,” she says, “not meeting world leaders.” Still, she has become a powerful voice—and ISIS has noticed. The group has issued death threats against her, some chillingly delivered by members of her family who remain in captivity. ISIS has made a practice of brainwashing small boys and turning them into fighters; Murad’s nephew, now 13, is one of them. This summer she was at home in Stuttgart when her phone rang. It was her nephew, calling via WhatsApp and ordering her to come back to ISIS-held territory. “We know what you’re doing; we’ve seen you on TV,” he said. Then the commander holding him took the phone. “No one has been able to stop us, and you won’t be able to either,” he threatened. Murad did not cower. “You and your companions will be brought to justice,” she told the man. Despite those threats, Murad isn’t stopping. She’s started a global initiative against genocide at nadiamurad.org. The first aim is to help the Yazidi women stranded in Iraq’s refugee camps as winter approaches once again. Then she hopes to fight genocide wherever it’s happening in the world. “I’m not afraid of them,” she says. “What more can they do to me? There’s no place in me for fear now.” Eliza Griswold, a Berggruen Fellow at Harvard Divinity School, was the winner of a PEN Prize for her translations of Afghan women’s poetry, I Am the Beggar of the World. glamour.com 237
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Another of her firsts? She was an early predictor of the global economic meltdown that began in 2008. That fall, she warned of what she called “a coming tsunami” if the United States allowed Lehman Brothers to fail. When the investment bank did collapse and the tidal wave crashed, she was among those who steered the world to safety, helping to convince major governments to pump trillions of dollars into their countries’ banks to stabilize world markets. By the time the recovery began, Lagarde was perhaps the only finance leader in history to be called a superhero, a rock star, and a style icon (before your next job interview, check out the 1,000-plus Pinterest posts devoted to her fashion choices). But it was Lagarde’s next job that positioned her to bring her lifelong concerns for women to a global stage: In 2011 she took the helm of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), becoming the first female managing director in its 70-year history. A powerful global institution created just after World War II, the IMF is funded (to the tune of $964 billion) by its 189 member nations to keep the global economy stable and growing. Acting as the world’s financial doctor, the agency assesses its members’ fiscal well-being and provides both policy and financial support, lending money to desperate nations when other institutions won’t and working with them to make much-needed reforms. And Lagarde has made her mark. “She is one of those rare leaders who combine vision with action,” says fellow financial bigwig Janet Yellen, chair of the Board of Governors at the U.S. Federal Reserve System. “She approaches age-old problems in fresh, innovative ways to strengthen the ties that bind the global economy.” Under Lagarde, the IMF has integrated China’s currency into the global system and helped stabilize the economies of Portugal, Ireland, and Greece—all the while explicitly beginning to address gender inequality. To Lagarde, encouraging member countries to do better by women simply makes sense. “It’s not just a fundamentally moral cause; it is an absolute economic no-brainer,” she believes. “If governments were to address closing the gender
Lagarde, at the State Department with Hillary Clinton
gap, if they were to remove the discriminations against women, give them access to the labor market and to finance, a big chunk of the inequalities that we have in many countries would actually disappear. Not all of it, but a lot of it.” And yes, having women in leadership roles helps too. Lagarde observes that women do less “posturing” than their male counterparts: “You know, the sort of hairy-chested man: ‘Here I am—it’s about me, me, me.’ ” Lagarde measures her own success in a very personal way. “I am often referred to as a rock star, but I don’t think that is really meaningful,” she says. “What I am always very touched by is when young women, and sometimes young girls, turn to me and say they see me as a role model. If I can help them achieve what they want to achieve, then that’s meaningful. That’s brilliant.”
Her Words to Live By: “My synchronized swimming coach used to say, ‘Grit your teeth and smile. Even if the judges aren’t being fair, even if you deserve better, just get on with it and be stronger.’ ” Amanda Robb has written for The New York Times and GQ.
How to Own Your Power
Even Women of the Year have to learn their confidence lessons. Here are Christine Lagarde’s. Get over your “ﬂaws.”
Find your physical power.
“If you are a little bit overweight, that’s fine. If you have gray hair, so be it. If you have big feet, so be it—I’m a size 11. It’s about being reconciled with yourself and projecting yourself—to friends, at work—as you are.”
“I do feel insecure—quite often, actually, like all of us. But I have been lucky enough to be able to rely on physical strength, which I think matters a lot. I practiced yoga at a very early age, and I would say that breathing is critically important, as is relying on the physical strength that was given to you.”
Develop conﬁdence hacks. “My grandfather used to say, ‘Even the king goes to the loo.’ When you walk into a boardroom, when you take the floor and speak, you can imagine [the audience] in all kinds of situations. We are all human beings!”
Just be human. “As a young girl I was a bossyboots. I am not ashamed of that. I am, equally, extremely emotional sometimes. I can cry when I watch something that’s moving, and [that] is nothing to be ashamed of either. To repress one side of yourself, I think, is a mistake.”
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that. I’m going to write something that’s actually powerful.’ ” Today Zendaya has emerged as a key voice of a generation pushing for change. “[Acting] has been my passion,” she says. “But as I’ve started to understand the power and influence I have, I’ve realized it’s really this avenue for me to do bigger, more meaningful things. For me to help somebody.” Helping others, it seems, is in her DNA. At age eight, she asked friends to donate money to an animal shelter in lieu of giving her a birthday gift. At 18, she mobilized her fan base to benefit Convoy of Hope’s feedONE initiative. At 19, she did the same for UNAIDS (the United Nations program that combats HIV/ AIDS) and raised $50,000—a lot of money considering it came mostly from her fans’ allowances. “She is showing that young people are actors of change: supporting young girls, refusing to accept violence against women,” says Michel Sidibé, executive director of UNAIDS. “Zendaya is a role model for that new activism.” Her platform will grow larger next year as she leaps into movies, with starring roles in Spider Man: Homecoming and The
Greatest Showman, alongside Hugh Jackman. (Also slated: a fashion line, Daya by Zendaya; a second album; and Zendaya: The App, for fans to shop and connect with the star.) But if Zendaya is striving for a better future, she’d also like to see a better now. In September she took to Snapchat to suggest that racism had led a California supermarket clerk to treat her and a friend badly. The incident made waves, as she’d planned. “It’s a discussion,” she says. “It’s like, ‘Yo, I can’t believe this happened to me. Does this happen to you guys? We should do something about it.’ ” Her fans follow that lead. “I get picked on because I’m black! And because of you I stand up for myself,” a fan tweeted her in August. That’s the reaction Zendaya strives for. “You have to learn to appreciate yourself and the power you hold,” she says. “Whatever is inside of you—your soul, your power—find it. See it. Respect it. Protect it. And use it.” Alex Morris is a contributing editor at New York magazine.
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bedazzlement, and her refusal to make everything sweet and safe (spring 2017 features both seductive feathers and purposefully unpretty 1970s-inspired prints). “Miuccia explores ugliness,” explains costume designer Catherine Martin, who collaborated with Prada on The Great Gatsby. “The ability to question conventional expectations and to clash them with the most traditional female foibles, like pink and glitter, is illustrative of [her] great humor, intelligence, and human understanding.” Make no mistake: Prada’s clothes work on a superficial level too—the woman knows her way around the red carpet (see below)—but they always have a deeper meaning. “Years before anyone was talking about female empowerment through fashion, Miuccia was assiduously designing clothes that spoke to our need for beautiful things to wear, while simultaneously celebrating and confounding what it means to be a woman in today’s world,” says longtime friend Anna Wintour, the editor-in-chief of Vogue. “She makes the political personal for all of us, every single time we wear Prada.” Simple prettiness, agrees New York Times fashion The Thinking-Woman’s Red Carpet Uma Thurman (1995), Carey Mulligan (2012), Lena Dunham (2013), Lupita Nyong’o (2014), and Sarah Paulson (2016), all in Prada
critic Vanessa Friedman, is not the point. “What always strikes me about Miuccia Prada’s work,” she says, “is that every season she is effectively thinking out loud on the runway about women, their lives, their changing geopolitical status, their responsibilities and values. But instead of doing it in words, she’s doing it in clothes.” For Prada, the joy is still in the process. “People ask me, ‘How do you feel being famous?’” she says. “I say, ‘I don’t feel that.’ It’s not that I’m not happy that I am successful—actually, I am. But I never enjoy the pleasure of success.” She feels happiest, she says, “when I can just work.” (Love, she adds, is “super-fundamental” too: “You have to be lucky to have it.”) But Prada is heated on the subject of how finding meaningful work is crucial. “I see so many young people, they don’t have any excitement,” she says. “It’s so much easier if you do! And that is what I wish to everybody.” And especially for women, work is independence, she believes. “If you are independent, you…are free,” says the free-thinking designer. “If you have to ask something [of] somebody else? No way—that is out of discussion. You have to earn your own life if you want to be free. It is the only thing to do.” Cindi Leive is the editorin-chief of Glamour. glamour.com 239
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anything for granted and to always be the best Simone—the best version of myself,” says Biles. “From a very young age, they always believed in us and told us to believe in ourselves.” Nellie Biles enrolled her daughter in gymnastics lessons when Simone was six, partly, she jokes, to give her a place to do jumps and f lips other than on their furniture. Her raw talent (“I would just throw my body in the air,” Biles’ medalBiles remembers) immediately caught winning floor routine in Rio the eye of a coach who sent a note home asking if she could join the team. Biles did—and quickly shot up through the ranks. But it wasn’t all stratospheric rise. After she earned a spot on the senior national team in 2013, her signature confidence began to crumble. At one competition that summer, she made so many mistakes during her first few routines—and was so devastated— that she didn’t even try to do her vault. At the urging of her parents, Biles sought the help of a sports psychologist. “She was competing against these girls who were her heroes, her idols,” her
mom explains. “And it was hard for her to adjust to that. Simone didn’t think she was good enough to compete with them. I knew she was quite capable. But she needed to believe it.” Therapy taught her to trust her talent and enjoy the experience. And once that mind-set kicked in, Biles began winning everything in sight, including 10 world championship gold medals and the only guaranteed spot on the 2016 Olympic team. Since Rio, Biles has been hard at work at another project: writing her memoir, Courage to Soar, out this month. In it, she gives the inside story of how she went from foster child to Olympic champion, and what drove her to keep working toward her ultimate goal. “It’s about my life, and me telling it,” she says. Biles hasn’t decided if she’ll compete in the Tokyo Games in 2020; right now she’s too busy savoring her 2016 victories. “When you stand up there on the podium, and the national anthem is playing, it’s surreal,” she says. “And then you realize all your hard work has paid off.”
Her Words to Live By: “I’d rather regret the risk that didn’t work out than the chances I didn’t take at all.” Shaun Dreisbach is a Glamour contributing editor.
Ashley Graham The Body Activist
fat, I see you popping over my bra today. But that’s all right. I’m gonna choose to love you.” She’s impossible to resist. “Supermodels were once defined by drama,” says Eva Chen, head of fashion partnerships at Instagram. “Ashley is the epitome of a modern supermodel—stunning, certainly, but also self-aware, cognizant of the world around her, and engaged in a constant conversation with her millions of fans.” Graham plans to keep pushing for change on behalf of all the women who believe in size diversity and expect the fashion business to get on board. She’s campaigning for “curvy girls”—her term of choice—to be included in more major runway shows; 16 plus-size models walked the shows at New York Fashion Week this fall, a record, and she’d like to see that number climb (she personally has her sights set on Givenchy and Dolce & Gabbana). Graham has also created multiple clothing lines (for lingerie and swimsuits, and a dress collection, sizes 4 to 24, for Dress Barn). 240 glamour.com
“I’m really trying to make a change in the industry,” she says. “I’m trying to have more quality clothing for curvy women. A lot of it [isn’t available] in my size.” Next up, Graham will debut as a judge on America’s Top Model. And now both she and her husband, cinematographer Justin Ervin, keep vision boards beside their bed. On hers: a beauty campaign, a book, and maybe a talk show. But her deepest wish is for girls. “I hope they look in the mirror and say, ‘I am beautiful,’ ” she says. “When you do that, it’s a whole other ball game—you start to understand that your words have power.”
Her Words to Live By: “Be your own woman. Be your own kind of role model. And remember that the women around you are women you can lift up. You can change their lives.” Alison Prato has written for New York and Condé Nast Traveler.
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and has a huge Afro,” Garza says, “and I thought, That could have been my family.” The night of the acquittal, all three women were devastated. But as they mourned, they turned their sorrow and outrage into action, creating a powerful civil rights movement that, in just three years, has transformed the way Americans think and talk about race. Garza and Cullors had met at a conference for activists nearly a decade earlier. (“We just fell in love instantly,” recalls Garza. “We call each other ‘Twin.’ ”) The night of the verdict, they texted, sharing their grief. “When I woke up in the morning,” says Garza, 35, who is the special projects director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance in Oakland, California, “I wrote a love letter to black people.” Her now-famous Facebook posts are a lament, an exhortation, and a praise song. “I continue to be surprised at how little black lives matter,” she wrote. She ended with, “Black people. I love you. I love us. Our lives matter.” Cullors, 33, a Los Angeles–based organizer and artist, shared the posts on Facebook, spontaneously finishing her own post with #BlackLivesMatter. Tometi, 32, the executive director of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration in New York City, saw the hashtag and reached out to Garza, whom she knew from the activist community, and volunteered to build a digital platform. “I felt a sense of urgency about the next steps we could take together to change the story,” Tometi says. Adds Garza: “We wanted to connect people who were already buzzing about all this stuff and get them to do something, not just retweet or like or share. We thought, How do we get folks together and take that energy and create something awesome?” With that, #BlackLivesMatter—a rallying cry for a new generation—was born. Given the facts of American history, it was all too predictable that Martin’s would not be the last widely reported killing of an unarmed black person. And when a new case hit the headlines—the August 2014 death of Michael Brown, 18, in Ferguson, Missouri, at the hands of a white police officer—Black Lives Matter roared into action to create a “freedom ride,” so protesters from around the country could get to Ferguson. The three women also made a key decision: To keep their group decentralized. Today the Black Lives Matter Global Network is a coalition of 42 autonomous chapters, each doing its own work. The Chicago chapter, for example, helped oust the police superintendent after video footage of an officer shooting a black teenager was withheld for more than a year. In addition to protesting racism and unlawful killings, Black Lives Matter groups have taken on inequality, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia. “We gave tongue to something that we all knew was happening,” Tometi says. “We were courageous enough to call it what it was. But more than that, to offer an alternative. An aspirational message: Black lives matter.” Those local efforts have seeped into the national consciousness: Lady Gaga, Kerry Washington, and Jesse Williams all voiced support for the movement; in an essay for Wired, tennis great Serena Williams wrote, “To those of you involved in equality movements like Black Lives Matter, I say this: Keep it up.” In February, Beyoncé brought Black Lives Matter’s issues into the nation’s living rooms with her Super Bowl halftime performance.
And in July, at the ESPY Awards, basketball stars LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Paul together movingly called for an end to racial violence. There have been critics, of course, who have responded with #AllLivesMatter and #BlueLivesMatter hashtags. But powerful voices have helped explain the issue: “When people say ‘Black Lives Matter,’ that doesn’t mean blue lives don’t matter. It just means all lives matter,” President Obama said last summer. “But right now the big concern is the fact that the data shows black folks are more vulnerable to these kinds of incidents.… To be concerned about these issues is not political correctness. It’s just being an American, and wanting to live up to our best and highest ideals.” The CEO of AT&T lent support; so did Ben & Jerry’s with a letter to customers: “All lives do matter. But all lives will not matter until Black lives matter.… We’ll be working hard on that, and ask you to as well.” Garza, Cullors, and Tometi are earning their place in history—notable, since too many black women have been little more than a footnote in civil rights textbooks. “They’ve brought the necessary ‘street heat’ to drive change and hold elected officials accountable,” says Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D–Calif.). “This movement, largely driven by young people, is really the civil and human rights struggle of our time.” And while creating a movement is never easy—they’ve sacrificed family outings and weddings and relationships—all three
Standing Strong The founders hit the streets in Cleveland.
say they find strength in one another. “From my youngest brother to immigrant women to black queer folks, those are the people who keep me going,” says Tometi. “When I think about their various acts of courage, it reminds me that I am not alone and that we can do even more and we deserve more, so we have to keep going.… We have built a sisterhood, a community. Friends and people who’d look out for you, who have your back, who inspire you but also challenge you. And you can rise together.” Collier Meyerson is a justice reporter at Fusion. glamour.com 241
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now 56, he’s been trying to do good for as long as he’s been making recalls. Though stunned by her words, Bono says, he understood, music. I first met Bono, born Paul David Hewson, in Sarajevo over because at that time in certain parts of Africa, “HIV/AIDS was a New Year’s 1996, shortly after peace accords ended the Bosnian death sentence. Imagine going to a football match and thinking, civil war that November. It was the first time in four years that the A third of these people in this stadium are going to die. This was a guns were silent and the people of that beautiful city could celewar, and women were at the front line of fighting that war.” Today 17 million people in sub-Saharan Africa are on lifesavbrate by taking to the concert halls and cafés. I got pulled into a crowded car one night, heading for a party, and there was Bono. ing AIDS drugs, up from 300,000 in 2000, thanks in great part to Our two-decade humanitarian friendship was launched. the work of Bono and ONE, the international volunteer advocacy And while my friend has sold 170 million albums and won 22 organization he cofounded in 2004. Now he hopes Poverty Is Sexist Grammys, what I admire most about him is his extraordinary can have a similar impact. The campaign created a detailed report talent for tackling problems that seem intractable—and makdocumenting the link between poverty and gender and sent it this year on March 8, Internaing mighty and measurable gains. It’s not every superstar tional Women’s Day, to every (or, for that matter, statespresident and prime minister in the world. Included in the man) who can bring about data: the fact that, in Africa, $100 billion in debt cancelyoung women account for the lation for 35 of the world’s majority—74 percent—of all poorest countries, or pernew AIDS cases among adosuade the U.S. government to pony up the largest contribulescents, which is why one of the campaign’s first aims tion ever for lifesaving AIDS was to coax bigger contridrugs in Africa, as President George W. Bush did in 2004. butions to the Global Fund Now Bono has created to Fight AIDS, TuberculoPoverty Is Sexist, a new camsis, and Malaria. In August, Canadian Pr ime Minispaign specifically aimed at helping the world’s poorest ter Justin Trudeau became women—those who survive the first head of state to step on less than $2 a day. “Women up, raising Canada’s con“That sense that ‘things are the way they are’? My spirit objects to that,” bear the burdens of poverty,” tribution to the global fund says Bono, here in 2006 with African students celebrating progress Bono says, meaning they are by 20 percent. Other fund fighting AIDS. “We can do more than we think.” far less likely than men to members followed suit , have access to food, clean increasing donations by a water, education, and health care; laws in many parts of the world total of $13 billion—money that will help save 8 million lives and don’t protect them from sexual violence or allow them to own the prevent 300 million new infections by 2019. Those are real women land they work. By establishing Poverty Is Sexist, Bono is making and babies whose lives have been saved—and that is Bono’s legacy. it clear that powerful men can, and should, take on these deepI ask the first Glamour Man of the Year why so few men are rooted issues. willing to rally around women’s causes. “Men can be a bit thick,” Women have always strongly influenced him in his work. Just he says. “And I include myself. Honestly, things that ought to be one example: During his impassioned effort in the 1990s to get obvious sometimes are not.” What’s obvious to Bono (the father of antiretroviral drugs to the rural poor in South Africa, Bono met an two daughters and two sons, feminists and activists all ): “We can HIV-positive woman named Prudence who had come to share her do much more than we think we can. Leaders are accountable to story with him instead of attending the funeral of her sister. In her all of us. If they don’t support women and girls, vote them out of town, she explained, there weren’t enough antiretroviral drugs to office. To quote Nelson Mandela, ‘It always seems impossible— go around—Prudence had gotten the pills because she could camuntil it’s done.’ ” paign for help from the outside world, while her sister, a mother who had to stay home with her children, went without and died of Christiane Amanpour, a 2005 Woman of the Year, is CNN’s chief AIDS. “Prudence told me, ‘Letting the world know what we’re up international correspondent and host of CNN’s international against is more important than going to my sister’s funeral,’ ” he news hour, Amanpour. 242 glamour.com
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us.topshop.com. What Goes Around Comes Around vintage boots, $498, whatgoes aroundnyc.com. On Nieves: Lane Bryant top. Topshop pants. Derek Lam shoes, $795, Derek Lam, NYC. On Maynard: Citizens of Humanity jeans, $198, shopbop.com. On Lamon: Zara jacket. Acne Studios tank top. Topshop pants. On Etessami: Topshop dress, $75, sweater, topshop.com. On Cohen: Citizens of Humanity shirt, $188, citizensof humanity.com. Simon Miller jeans, $315, barneys.com. Pony sneakers. Pages 216–217: Prabal Gurung custom-made dress, sales@ prabalgurung.com to special order. Jennifer Table of Contents Fisher earrings, $215, jenniferfisherjewelry Page 35: Annelise Michelson earrings, $415, .com. Adidas Originals sneakers, $75, adidas annelisemichelson.com. .com. Pages 218–219: On Garza: Zero + Maria Cornejo dress, $895, zeromariacornejo From Me to You .com. Julie Vos bangles, $58 each, julievos Page 48: On Stefani: Tom Ford dress, Tom .com. On Tometi: Zero + Maria Cornejo dress, Ford, NYC, Beverly Hills. Noir Jewelry rings, $650, zeromariacornejo.com. Faris earring, $70 each, noirnyc.com. $198, farisfaris.com. Vita Fede cuff, $995, vita fede.com. LFrank ring, $2,535, lfrank Fashion jewelry.com. On Cullors: Zero + Maria Page 91: Madewell earring, $26, Cornejo dress, zeromariacornejo madewell.com. Edie Parker .com. Dana Rebecca Designs ring, ? clutch, $1,695, edie-parker $1,100, danarebeccadesigns.com. .com. Page 223: Alexander McQueen Have trouble finding jacket, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Beauty something? Email us at Hills. Glamour x Lane Bryant Page 119: Valentino dress, personalshopper pants, $70, lanebryant.com. Jenni$7,900, Valentino stores. Céline @glamour.com. fer Fisher ring, $265, jenniferfisher earrings, $710, Céline, NYC. jewelry.com. Page 120: 3.1 Phillip Lim dress,
Cover On Stefani: Marni jacket, $3,300, Marni stores. Gucci dress, $8,500, select Gucci stores. On Biles: Valentino dress, $8,750, to special order at Valentino stores. Eddie Borgo earrings, $150, select Neiman Marcus. On Graham: Alexander McQueen jacket, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills. Addition Elle Ashley Graham Essentials Diva bra, $70, addition elle.com. Glamour x Lane Bryant pants, $70, lanebryant.com. Annelise Michelson earrings, $305, annelisemichelson.com. Jennifer Fisher ring, $265, jenniferfisherjewelry.com.
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Talk Page 196: Sydney Evan Star of David bracelet, $860, cross necklace, $1,960, sydney evan.com. Helen Ficalora Hamsa charm, $165, chain, $285, helenficalora.com. G Page 201: On Stefani: Chanel jacket, $3,750, blouse, $2,700, vest, $2,500, skirt, tie, $325, brooch, $975, select Chanel stores. Pretty Little Things: Rochas clutch, $1,822, moda operandi.com. Aurélie Bidermann earrings, $775, aureliebidermann.com. Ann Taylor belt, $60, anntaylor.com. Valentino dress, $8,750, select Valentino stores. Own the Night: Louis Vuitton dress, shirt, louisvuitton.com. Sequin earrings, $150, sequin.com. Women of the Year Page 203: Alix of Bohemia jacket, $1,550, Bergdorf Goodman, NYC. Kate Moss for Equipment blouse, $298, equipmentfr.com. Alexander McQueen skirt, $4,795, Alexander McQueen, NYC. Falke fishnets, $36, zappos .com. Page 205: Alexandre Vauthier pants, embroidered by Lesage, belt, sandals, Just One Eye, L.A. Falke fishnets, $36, zappos .com. Pages 207: Armani Exchange dress, $120, armaniexchange.com. Pages 212–213: On Sue Lowe: Helmut Lang sweater, $415, helmutlang.com. Old Navy pants, $47, old navy.com. Prada flats. On Alicia Lowe: Lane Bryant T-shirt. Topshop Unique skirt, $210,
Own the Night Page 224: Gucci dress, $14,000, earrings, $930, necklace, gucci.com. DKNY boots, $498, select DKNY stores. Page 225: Calvin Klein Collection dress, $2,495, calvinklein .com. New Era Cap hat, $65, neweracap .com. Gucci earrings, $930, gucci.com. Kenneth Jay Lane ring, $125, 877-953-5264. MSGM boots, $740, msgm.it. Page 226: 3.1 Phillip Lim dress, $895, 31philliplim.com. Kumi Kookoon shirt, $358 for pajama set, kumikookoon.com. M&J Trimming ribbon (worn as necklace), $2 per yard, mjtrim.com for similar. Gucci necklace, gucci.com. Page 227: Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci belted jacket, $3,895, boots, $1,195, similar styles at Givenchy, NYC; sleeves, $980, similar styles at The Webster, Miami; dress, $1,945, available in black at fwrd.com. Something Special hat, $17, villagehatshop.com. Emilio Cavallini socks, $15, emiliocavallini.com. Page 228: Céline dress, $4,200, bra, $590, briefs, $410, boots, $1,950, Céline, NYC. Sequin earrings, $150, sequin.com. R.J. Graziano bracelet, $65, rjgraziano.com. Kenneth Jay Lane cuff, $500, 877-953-5264. Page 229: Faith Connexion coat, $5,010, faithconnexion.com. DKNY dress, $598, boots, $498, select DKNY stores. Christine Lingerie gown, $345, christinevancouver.com. Kenneth Jay Lane vintage earrings, $395, mdvii.com. Page 230: Miu Miu jacket, $2,890, miumiu.com. Ella Moss dress, $298, ellamoss.com. Oscar de la Renta earrings, $425, oscardelarenta.com. Marni platforms, $1,070, select Marni stores.
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Pretty Little Things Page 232: Marc Jacobs bag, $2,700, marc jacobs .com. Dinosaur Designs earrings, $230, ring, $160, dinosaurdesigns.com. Rochas dress, $3,290, rochas.com. Topshop Unique shirt, $250, topshop.com for similar. Page 233: Louis Vuitton bag, $6,050, louis vuitton.com. Modern Weaving earrings, $125, thedreslyn.com. Tomas Maier ring, $290, Tomas Maier, NYC. Paula Mendoza Jewelry ring, $200, paulamendoza.com. Tarin Thomas ring, $258, tarinthomas.com. Max Mara belt, $525, Max Mara, NYC. Proenza Schouler dress, $1,625, proenzaschouler.com. Marc Jacobs dress, $575, marcjacobs.com. Page 234: Roger Vivier bag, $1,900, rogervivier .com. Efva Attling earrings, $2,230, efva attling.com. Aurate New York wide ring, $180, auratenewyork.com. Coach 1941 ring set, $195, coach.com. Diesel Black Gold belt, $200, diesel.com. Kenzo x H&M top, $80, skirt, $179, hm.com. Page 235: ASOS clutch, $52, asos.com. Efva Attling earrings, $1,965, efvaattling.com. Still House ring, $750, still housenyc.com. Paula Mendoza Jewelry cuff, $315, paulamendoza.com. Aurate New York double ring, $550, auratenewyork.com. Bally belt, $695, Bally, Beverly Hills. Chanel top, $2,700, select Chanel stores. Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh skirt, $3,000, off---white.com.
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