Lifetime’s New Movie About Olivia Newton-John Will Remind You That She Is the Best

How’s this for a meet-cute: Some 25 years ago, seven-year-old Delta Goodrem was visiting New York from her native Australia when her idol, fellow Aussie Olivia Newton-John, walked in to the same restaurant. “I was like, ‘It’s Sandy, it’s Sandy!'” Goodrem says of the iconic actress from Grease. “Olivia heard my Australian accent and walked over to ask why we were in New York. She was so sweet and said, ‘I hope I see you around tomorrow,’ so the next day I looked around the entire city trying to find her again. I did not.”

All Goodrem had to do was wait another 11 years, when Newton-John became a fan of Goodrem’s singing and acting, and sent her a letter. But it wasn’t just any letter of appreciation: Newton-John, a two-time cancer survivor who is now battling the disease for a third time, found out that Goodrem was battling cancer as well. “She said that one day I’ll understand this is a gift to give strength to people,” Goodrem says of her Hodgkin’s disease diagnosis when she was 18. “As time went on, she became my mentor, friend, and greatest influence.” In fact, in 2008 the two collaborated by writing and recording a song called “Right Here With You.”

And now, Goodrem will play the legend in Lifetime’s new television movie, Olivia Newton-John: Hopelessly Devoted to You, airing Saturday night, February 16. “It’s full circle,” Goodrem tells Glamour. “It’s beyond special.”

Goodrem, who has developed quite the fan following in Australia, says she only recently told Newton-John about their first meeting in New York City all those years ago. “We were doing a gala together for her charity, and I told the story to the entire ballroom,” she says. “I talked about the impact that moment had, and now when I see young kids, I always think of [Olivia coming up to me]. and I approach [others] rather than sit back.”

She takes the same approach in the new Lifetime movie, which required her to portray Newton-John over more than five decades. “My first day on set was filming [the music video for] ‘Let’s Get Physical,’ and the crew was all dressed up in headbands,” Goodrem says. “I thought, ‘Oh my God, what a way to start this project!’ And then my last day on set was the scenes during Grease, so that was really fun.”

Goodrem says she can’t help but examine every little detail of her performance, but overall she’s thrilled with the final product: “I’m really proud of it, and I can’t wait for people to watch it.” However, for the moment, at least, Newton-John won’t be one of those people. “I sent her footage throughout, and she’d be like, ‘Stop it! Stop it!'” Goodrem says, laughing. “She said she wants to watch [the finished version] in her own time so she can step back and have her own moment with it.”

But for all the Newton-John fans who do watch, Goodrem hopes the movie reminds them of their idol’s strength through good times and bad. “There’s only one Olivia Newton-John, and she’s a beautiful, unique, one-of-a-kind person,” Goodrem says. “She’s a reminder that it’s cool to be kind, and strength comes in many forms. No one can rock those Grease pants like her.”

Olivia Newton-John: Hopelessly Devoted to You airs Saturday, February 16 on Lifetime.

Jessica Radloff is Glamour’s West Coast Editor. Follow her on Twitter at @JRadloff and on Instagram at @jessicaradloff14.

Tie Dye Trend Spring 2019: Best Pieces To Buy

As soon as you bring up spring trends, you’re inevitably met with: “Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.” The quote is iconic for a reason, and not just because of Meryl Streep’s iconic delivery. Florals are pretty much always featured in spring/summer collections. And yes, they’re great. But sometimes your wardrobe needs a little something else. It seems designers have, too, been feeling the floral fatigue, and have started introducing a print that’s a little more unexpected—and a lot more nostalgic.

Tie-dye occupies a very specific space in the “throwback trend” conversation: Like pearl hairpins and prairie dresses, it brings shoppers back to simpler times—summer camp, arts and crafts, pure unadulterated fun. And sometimes, dressing like you did in your happiest memories can feel comforting. This runway resurgence looks a lot different than how you might remember the dye jobs from grade school, though.

For both Spring and Fall 2019, designers at Fashion Week have translated this print onto puffer jackets (at Maryam Nassir Zadeh), mini skirts (Area), leggings (Collina Strada), turtlenecks (Proenza Schouler), and denim (Eckhaus Latta)—a bold graphic to stand out against basics like black skirts and T-shirts. Influencers have taken that cue and started incorporating tie-dye into their street-style outfits, layering colorful tops under suits or doubling up on the pattern with a tie-dye sweatshirt and skirt. More affordable brands, like Topshop and Free People, have also started releasing their own takes on this childhood staple. And with celebrities like Beyoncé, Miley Cyrus, and Selena Gomez embracing its comeback, tie-dye might be the spring trend that dethrones pastels—this year, at least.

Shop the best 20 tie-dye pieces to add to your spring wardrobe now, below.

The Coolest Hair Accessory Ideas for Spring 2019

Two of the biggest trends in fashion right now couldn’t be more disparate. On one hand you have powerful congresswoman co-opting the suit look from the boys, wearing all white pantsuits to events like the State of the Union as a symbolic testament to the suffrage movement, and on the other you also have powerful everyday women wearing as many pearl hairpins along their hairline as humanly possible. And although the prevalence of girlish hair accessories isn’t nearly as symbolic as something like a white pantsuit, there’s something about it that feels equally as perverse. Why leave all the fun extra feminine hair poufs and headbands for little girls? Strong women can wear bows! And say what you will about Blair Waldorf but she was a badass bitch who didn’t let a headband downplay her tough exterior.

It’s hard to pinpoint when exactly hair accessories started trending, but they’ve been having a renaissance for about the past year or so. It started innocently with some scrunchies from Mansur Gavriel and quickly escalated with a $400 crystal Gucci hair clip that took over Instagram. It wasn’t long until everyone started realizing they didn’t need to spend hundreds to adorn their ponytail. Barrettes, scrunchies, and headbands were after all an essential part of every middle schooler’s wardrobe. But if you didn’t happen to hold onto all your old butterfly clips, don’t despair, there are literally hundreds of options online now from handmade hair clips on Etsy to a more luxurious Simone Rocha pearled bow. Shop all the best hair accessory ideas for spring below.

11 Biggest Fall 2019 Trends From New York Fashion Week

Fashion Week always comes at a time when we’re in need for a wardrobe jump-start. Whether it’s the spring shows in September or the fall ones in February, the new collections hit right as we’re looking for fresh ideas and inspiration, to either plan ahead for or start wearing now. The Fall 2019 runways in New York offered plenty of fodder for both—a mix of styling tricks that can be fashioned out of things already in your closet (like head-to-toe monochrome and double bags) and statement pieces you might want to think about investing in (brown leather versus classic black or a deconstructed approach to suiting.)

We’ve surveyed all the newness from the Michael Kors’ to the Veronica Beard’s of Fashion Week to bring you the 11 trends we predict will be inescapable come autumn—and maybe even sooner. Read up on the best from Fall 2019, ahead.

17 Phenomenal Hairstyles From the Fall 2019 Runways

Because fashion is one of the only things left in the world that moves at a slow pace, we just wrapped New York Fashion Week, and saw all the new trends for later this fall. There were gorgeous clothes and groundbreaking model moments, of course, but there were also some truly outstanding beauty looks, particularly when it came to hair. And because unlike say, a down jacket or mini skirt, hair isn’t weather dependent, it means we can wear our favorite styles from the runways now and into the fall. And, oh man, were there some good hair ideas. From the freshest new take on ponytails (so many ponytails!) to the revival of crimped hair (yep, it’s coming back), read on for our editors’ favorite looks of the season.

Chrissy Teigen Just Roasted Kim Kardashian for Her Extravagant Valentine’s Day Present

Kanye West pulled out all the stops for Valentine’s Day this year, gifting Kim Kardashian with a surprise live performance by Kenny G in their house. The setup was romantic: West placed several rose vases on the floor and centered Kenny G in the middle, where he played some tunes on the saxophone.

But Twitter quickly noticed something was off about the display. If Kenny G was in the middle of the room surrounded by glass vases, how would he eventually get out? The joke that he was somehow trapped in the Kardashian-West house quickly caught on, with even Chrissy Teigen chiming in.

“Did Kenny have to stand there while the flowers were being set up? How did he get out? we need more info on Kenny,” the Cravings author tweeted shortly after Kardashian shared a video of her surprise. I can’t!

See her A+ tweet for yourself, below:

“Kanye West’s gift to [Kim Kardashian] was to capture Kenny G and hold him in a room of their house. He is forbidden from taking breaks and must remain standing, playing his romantic sax. If even a single vase of roses is overturned, an alarm will sound,” one person joked on Twitter. “Kenny G is 100% trapped in the Kardashian/West house and is sending out an SOS with this video,” wrote someone else.

Check out some more reactions from people on this hilarious train:

Is Kenny G OK? Someone needs to check on his ASAP.

Chrissy Teigen didn’t share much about her own Valentine’s Day plans, but Kardashian and West posted theirs all over social media. “Happy Valentines Day babe!!! I love you so much ,” Kardashian wrote on Instagram to West alongside some throwback photos.

“He really is the most romantic, sweetest person I’ve ever met in my entire life,” she also said about her rapper husband back in 2013.

President’s Day Sale 2019: What to Buy at Nordstrom

Even though it feels like we’ve been dressing for winter for, well, forever, the end is in sight. Spring is only two weeks away (!!!), and with fresh batch of outfit inspiration coming out of Fashion Week, you might be itching for something new. Well, the stars—err, we mean the sales are aligning: Nordstrom’s big winter sale just launched (right in time for President’s Day), with thousands of great pieces up to 40 percent off through February 24.

If you’ve been holding off on buying that teddy coat or those thigh-high boots, Nordstrom is the place to go. It has plenty of winter essentials as well as spring-ready pieces (think ruffled dresses and light sweaters that make transitional dressing a breeze) (plus, the occasional bedazzled headband you don’t need but probably should still add to your cart.) Shop all the best pieces from Nordstrom’s winter sale below.

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom’s Relationship: A Complete Timeline

It’s an exciting day for Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom, who confirmed on Valentine’s Day they’re engaged after three years of dating on and off.

“A shallow person will have only shallow relationships,” Bloom wrote on Instagram the day of their engagement. “Real love is not one person clinging to another, it can only be fostered between two strong people secure in their individuality. Antoine de Saint- Exupery, author of The Little Prince wrote in a work called Wind, Sand and Stars, ‘Love is not two people gazing at each other, but two people looking ahead together in the same direction.'”

It’s been quite the ride for the couple, who first began a flirtation in early 2016 and, through several ups and downs, made their way to a proposal. Below, check out a complete timeline of their relationship:

January 2016: Perry and Bloom reportedly have a mild flirtation at a Golden Globes after-party. “Katy and Orlando had a total dance-off — it was the best part of the party,” a source told Us Weekly at the time. “Katy literally dropped to the floor and was waving her booty around, beckoning Orlando.” That same month, they saw a production of The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey in Culver City, California and posed for a photo.

May 2016: Us Weekly reports Bloom and Perry are an item but are consciously avoiding being photographed together. A prime example of this was at the amfAR Gala during the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, where they sat at separate tables.

That same month, she seemingly made the relationship Instagram official by posting this cute pic of herself and Bloom in Cannes.

August 2016: Bloom goes nude while paddleboarding with Perry, and the photos go viral. “It was extremely surprising,” he told Elle UK about the incident. “I wouldn’t have put myself in that position if I’d thought it would happen. I’ve been photographed a million times in a million ways. I have a good radar.”

October 2016: Couples costume alert! For Kate Hudson’s annual Halloween party, Perry dressed as Hillary Clinton, while Bloom opted for a ridiculous and hilarious Donald Trump look.

March 2017: Us Weekly reports Bloom and Perry are taking a break from their relationship. “Orlando and Katy are taking respectful, loving space at this time,” their reps told the magazine in an exclusive statement. Perry addressed the split on Twitter, writing, “HOW BOUT A NEW WAY OF THINKING FOR 2017⁉️U can still b friends & love ur former partners! No one’s a victim or a villain, get a life y’all!😘”

June 2017: Perry ranks how her ex-boyfriends performed in bed, placing John Mayer first, followed by Bloom and then Diplo.

August 2017: Bloom and Perry reunite to attend Ed Sheeran’s concert in Los Angeles. “I think people are in and out of your life. It’s nice to keep people you love around you,” she told Sirius XM’s “The Morning Mashup” about their hangout, according to Page Six.

February 2018: The couple officially gets back together. In April, she tells Entertainment Tonight, “I have been spoken for and speak for myself.”

September 2018: After a few months of dating again (and casually meeting the Pope), Perry and Bloom make their red carpet debut at the Gala for the Global Ocean in Monaco.

February 2019: Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom announce their engagement on Instagram. “Full bloom,” Perry wrote alongside a photo of her stunning, flower-shaped ring. Congrats!

You Won’t Know What’s Inside Universal Standard’s First-Ever Box Until You Open It

Despite being a dedicated member of the social-media generation, where instant gratification not just preferred but expected, I can say, with confidence, that there are few things in my life I enjoy as much as receiving stuff in the mail. From late birthday wishes from my Aunt Regina to takeout menus, I’ve always enjoyed the thrill of checking my mailbox. That’s partly why I’ve had an ongoing flirtation with subscription boxes—and their promise of stuff sent semi-regularly to my doorstep. Dollar Shave Club? I love it. Winc wine club? The best part of my week. When it came to clothing, though, I hadn’t found a service that I fit my needs and my style. But I was still curious (and wanted to open more packages), so when the opportunity to try Universal Standard’s new Foundation Mystery Box came up, I was game.

Universal Standard is best known as the radically inclusive brand that offers minimal and modern clothing in sizes 00 through 40. Last fall, it launched a collection of basics called “Foundation,” its first in the full-size range. Now, it’s debuting a “mystery” delivery that, essentially, has all the benefits of a secret admirer with none of the risk. (Ahem, Joe Goldberg.) Basically, it’s a combination of a subscription box and a flash sale.

The Foundation Mystery Box, available for a limited time only (through February 19), comes in four tiers, depending on which apparel category you want product from (you pick between tops, bottoms, dresses, activewear, and outerwear) and how much you want to spend (boxes start at $50 for tops or activewear and cap out at $140 for premium pieces). You only get one box, and all sales are final—so you’re stuck with your surprise.

As someone who views New York’s temperamental weather as a personal offense, I decided to go with the outerwear box. Stuffing one more coat into my tiny apartment closet would surely fix all my winter problems, right? My Foundation Mystery Box arrived in the mail a few days later, complete with a personalized note from the Universal Standard team and a tote bag I will definitely be sporting at Whole Foods.

Having splurged on one of the more expensive options, I was thrilled to see an item I’d been eyeing on the site, the Kanda Puffer Jacket, in my box. On the site, its description reads, “Stay warm, look cool.” Sold. It was perfect to wear to work.

My main concern with the Foundation Mystery Box was figuring out the right sizing. Since Universal Standard serves such a wide range on a 3XS through 3XL scale, it groups together certain sizes. Normally, I’m a size 6 (a 2XS by Universal Standard’s sizing), but decided to go a size down to its 3XS, since the outerwear looked a little oversized. Ultimately, I’m glad I did: The jacket itself runs big but comes with a wrap belt and two buttons on the inside, if you want a snugger fit.

The other two products in my box were a pair of tuxedo track pants and a long-sleeved white T-shirt from Universal Standard’s Foundation collection. All together, it really felt to me that the Foundation Mystery Box was meant to be cohesive—that though its contents would be a surprise, I wouldn’t have trouble figuring out how to wear them. Plus, the jacket, pants, and T-shirt are super versatile and go well with a lot of things already in my closet (a really important consideration, to avoid buyer’s remorse.)

‘Sex Meditation’ Is a Thing—and It Totally Changed My Sex Life

Day two focused on different types of orgasms. Day three was all about foreplay. Day four introduced the idea of why the heart is important during sex. Day five, which quickly became my favorite, was a sensual meditation on breast massage. Some of the details were so specific—36 strokes in one direction, and then in the other—I became turned on just by listening. As the week of sex meditations wore on, I noticed myself doing exactly what Silva described: becoming more attentive and aware of my own senses and desires.

On day six, things got really interesting: it was time to talk “slow self-pleasuring.”

I’m no stranger to masturbation, especially as a form of stress-release and self-care, but this wasn’t my usual afternoon quickie. Instead, the pleasant female voice walked me through a detailed plan of slowing down masturbation in order to focus on my body and what I was feeling. At least 20 minutes of self-pleasure, the meditation directed. I followed orders.

By this point, it had been a full six days since I have tried to have an orgasm (though not required, I’d decided to pause doing anything sexy with my husband or solo in order to fully experience the meditation app) so I was eager to give it a go. My last several attempts had been frustrating at best—even using my best moves, I was too distracted by money worries and career anxiety to fully enjoy myself. But nearly a week of sex meditation had paid off: after 20 minutes of what I can only describe as mindful foreplay, I had a very intense orgasm.

On day seven, it was time to think about bringing my partner into my new Zen approach to sex. I was tingly, I realized, in the same way that I get tingly after my husband or I has a work trip and we’re about to be reunited. “When we center ourselves it’s often easier to be present with others,” says Liz Powell, Ph.D., a psychologist in San Francisco. “Taking the time to meditate can help you clear out the junk from the outside world that piles up between you and those closest to you.”

When my husband and I finally got down to business, I noticed a subtle but powerfully sensual shift. I was more attentive to each touch, purposefully slowing down, focusing on foreplay, and enjoying every little moment without wondering when we were going “get to the point,” so I could get back to my to-do list.

I’m not sure if it was the advice stop trying to “chase the orgasm” (a gem from day seven), the reminder to “keep breathing and stay with each other,” or simply the fact that I was more focused on my body’s enjoyment and less focused on checking one more thing off of my to-do list, but I could definitely tell we were much more in touch with each other’s needs than we have been in months. I was more connected to myself, and in turn, more connected to my partner.

On top of that, I finally found a meditation routine I want to stick with. Something about meditating for better sex worked for me in a way regular old mediation never has. Not only did the mindfulness techniques really help me get better in touch with myself but the guided sessions also taught me quite a few things about how to seek my own pleasure. I know exactly how my husband and I will be spending our Valentine’s Day weekend.

Irina Gonzalez is a freelance writer and editor based in Florida, covering food, wellness, relationships, travel and Latinx culture. Follow her on Instagram at @msirinagonzalez.