Saoirse Ronan Did the Most Jo March Thing Ever on the Little Women Set

Saoirse Ronan being cast as Jo March in Greta Gerwig’s remake of Little Women is a stroke of brilliance, to be sure. But now Ronan is revealing just how much she shares in common with the Louisa May Alcott protagonist.

In a new joint cover story with Timothée Chalamet for Entertainment Weekly to promote the film, Ronan discussed her deep connection with Jo and revealed the interesting ways she channeled the headstrong heroine during rehearsals and filming. “Jo’s ethos is ‘Everything everyone else is doing, I’m going to do the opposite,’” she tells Entertainment Weekly. “[I had] to try things that I’d never tried before. Be a bit messier with a performance.” This included ignoring the specific instructions—“Don’t shake hands! Don’t gesticulate with your arms!”—from an etiquette instructor that Gerwig had set up for the cast.

“I felt like I had tapped into something I’d never gotten the opportunity to tap into before, or I just didn’t have the guts to tap into myself,” Ronan says. “Finding that was just amazing.”

Naturally, people are already counting down until the film’s release date on Christmas Day. Gerwig, who also worked with Ronan and Chalamet in Ladybird, wrote and directed the project. “The two of us, it’s a relationship I have with no other director,” Ronan says of Gerwig. “She makes me feel like I can try anything.”

Rounding out the cast are Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, and Eliza Scanlen as Jo’s sisters (Meg, Amy, and Beth, respectively).

But even with such a variety of interesting female roles available in the story, Ronan says she knew from the beginning that she was meant to be Jo. “When Louisa [May Alcott, the author] describes Jo, it felt like someone describing me physically,” she says, “Sort of gangly and stubborn and very straightforward, and went for what she wanted.”

The Best Celebrity Halloween Costumes Ever

You can always count on celebrities to pull out all the stops when it comes to dressing up for Halloween. Need proof? Just take a look back at the very extra celebrity Halloween costumes over the years, from Kim Kardashian West and Jonathan Cheban (who did a next-level take on Sonny and Cher) to Cardi B. And let’s not forget the Halloween Queen herself, Heidi Klum, who each year somehow tops her costume from the one before.

There are other standout celebs, too, like Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber, who never disappoint. Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner, meanwhile, are starting to become perennial favorites. (Their Gomez and Morticia Addams look? Incredible!)

Whatever the celebrity Halloween costume idea, stars are always taking their spooky themes to new heights. Here are the most epic (and in some cases, most over-the-top) celebrity Halloween costumes of all time.

We can’t wait to see what celebrity Halloween costumes hit our Instagram feeds this year.

The Game-Changing Moments When Royals Wore Denim

In fairy tales, a princess wears a tiara, a ball gown, and crystal glass slippers. But what happens when princesses step out of that royal mold and into a pair of jeans?

I’ve spent nearly a decade studying royal wardrobes, from Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation robe to Kate Middleton’s first engagements as a duchess to Archie’s H&M overalls. I’m the editor of What Would Kate Do? and Meghan’s Mirror, which means I’ve analyzed thousands of outfits throughout my career. There are a few things I’ve learned: Royals think about every element of what they wear, there are rarely any mistakes or coincidences, and every outfit is meant to send a message. When a member of a royal family steps out in something as accessible as jeans, they’re consciously saying something to the public. We may see a casual outfit, but there may be a larger message, or historic moment, being represented in their denim.

These game-changing moments have represented everything from women’s empowerment to shaping their public image, to supporting environmentally conscious fashion, to ultimately changing the monarchy. And they predate Meghan Markle.

Ahead, we round up the most memorable denim looks that have shifted the way we think about royal fashion.

Christine Ross is the creative director at Effervescence Media and the editor of What Would Kate Do? and Meghan’s Mirror.

Blake Lively’s Amazon Baby Registry Is Actually Worth Shopping

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are now the parents of three—though the exact timing of #3’s arrival is still shrouded in some mystery. We know Lively gave birth recently, though, and a new tweet from Reynolds seems to confirm that another daughter has joined big sisters James and Inez.

Now, Lively is joining the ranks of celebrities like Priyanka Chopra and Jennifer Lawrence by sharing her registry (this one of the baby variety) on Amazon.

“I understand how overwhelming it is to be a new parent. What they don’t tell you is it never gets less overwhelming, but with each kid I do learn more,” she says on the site. “Before I had my first, I was lucky enough to have the parents in my life who I trusted most share their ‘must haves’ with me. I hope to do the same for you with my baby registry picks. Good luck! You’re gonna need it.” (Along with sharing her favorite products, the actress is also making a donation to Child Rescue Coalition, a nonprofit organization that helps save children from sexual abuse and is a cause she’s passionate about.)

Here are some of her top picks:

The Honest Co. Diapers

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Burt’s Bees Baby Multipurpose Ointment

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Lively has a entire section of the registry devoted to sustainable on-the-go essentials. “I thought carrying around my own cups and bowls, etc would make my life more hectic. I was wrong,” she says on the site. “Not only did it organize and simplify everything I need for my babies and myself, but most significantly, it helps to teach my kids DAILY the importance of being thoughtful about our choices. They appreciate seeing easy ways they can participate in protecting our planet and their future. We don’t go anywhere without these pieces now.”

W&P Plastic Lunch Container

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Berghoff Leo Flatware Set

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And not everything is just for baby. Lively also selected items that will help fellow moms. “It’s easier to take care of everyone else instead of ourselves. But it all starts with us mamas. Here are some basics, as well as some special treats,” she said.

My Brest Friend Deluxe Nursing Pillow

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Milkmakers Lactation Cookie Bites

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Lively also selected a diverse array of books for little ones. “I read an article with an incredible list of kids books that have representation and help to show children many different experiences and perspectives,” she says on the Amazon site. “I was so excited that I went on Amazon and ordered every book on the list. This is just a small selection. It’s been fulfilling for me as well because I didn’t grow up with these books so I’m getting to read them and learn along with my children. We are never too old to learn.”

Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry

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She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton

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Check out the rest of Blake Lively’s Amazon Baby Registry here. And congrats again to the Lively-Reynolds family!

The Best Jeans for Women By Style 2019 | Glamour

Trends come and go, but denim is forever. When everything else in your closet lets you down, you can still depend on your favorite pair of jeans to make you feel good. Denim is so versatile too—it looks great no matter how you style it, from the most basic of trends (looking at you, white sneakers) to the most extreme (hello, micro bags).

But despite its being so versatile, choosing the right denim for you is a personal experience. Everyone has a specific fit, wash, and brand they like most. And we all have different needs—whether that’s eliminating an annoying gap in the waistband or finding a pair that isn’t too stiff when sitting at a desk all day. To help you find a pair that works for you—from a great vintage wash to a truly sustainable pair to a wear-it-everywhere black skinny—Glamour editors are sharing their denim secrets. Here, the best jeans for women, ever.

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Best Women’s Jeans Brands for the Perfect Fit, Every Time | Glamour

Let’s face it: Denim is the one piece of our wardrobes that never goes out of style. It’s a recurring trend on the runway, one that you can easily transform according to where you are or where you’re going, and one you can keep in your closet for years. It’s a fashion investment you can always justify, whether you want to splurge on a premium brand or buy an affordable take on whatever trend is popping for that season. We all know that finding that perfect pair—or even just the best jeans brand—can be quite the feat. But with a plethora of new brands on the market, you’ll be sure to find a style that fits you and is right on trend.

Ahead, we’re rounding up the best jeans brands that have launched in recent years. Their offerings check off a multitude of boxes: size-inclusive, sustainably produced, street-style favorite. So whatever your cup of tea, denimwise, you’ll likely find a new label to love (and shop, and wear to pieces).

From Universal Standard’s foray into denim to The Feel Studio’s Instagram-favorite pair, here are five up-and-coming names you should add to your roster—and your fall wardrobe.

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& Other Stories Fall Sale 2019: Best Fashion Buys

Some say fall is the best season—renewal and all that—but it also can be an expensive one if you’re someone who requires a change of wardrobe. Luckily, lots of your favorite stores have some pretty epic sales happening right now with a ton of key fall outfit essentials that won’t make your wallet hate you. & Other Stories just added an extra 20% off their already major fall sale which means you should stock up on all the pieces you love before they sell out ASAP.

Need some light coats? They’ve got that. What about an oversize sweater? They’ve got that too. And how about testing the waters inexpensively on that slip dress as everyday wear that we saw all over the fall 2019 runways? Of course, & Other Stories is on it. They pretty much have it all, which is why we’ve narrowed down their sale options to the best under-$100 buys perfect for building up your wardrobe for as little money as possible. Shop our selects below.

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17 Best Vitamin C Serums for Brighter Skin in 2019

No matter which skin issues you’re currently bemoaning, chances are your routine could benefit from a vitamin C serum. The antioxidant is one of the few skin care ingredients dermatologists will back for its noticeable brightening, protective, and collagen-boosting properties. “Vitamin C is an antioxidant,” says dermatologist Kenneth Howe, M.D., at Wexler Dermatology. “When ultraviolet light penetrates your skin, it causes lasting damage by producing free radicals. Vitamin C can prevent that damage by ‘quenching’ the free radicals as they form.” There’s just one caveat: “It has to be present within the deeper layers of your skin in order to do that.”

This is the main reason derms will often tell you to get your daily dose of vitamin C in serum form. “They typically have the highest concentration of active ingredients,” says Howe. In order to get maximum results, though, you’ll need these highly concentrated actives to be properly formulated. You might have heard experts debating the merits of various forms of the power ingredient. Here’s one to memorize: L-ascorbic acid. “It’s a pure form of vitamin C,” says dermatologist Joshua Zeichner, M.D.. “It’s typically highly unstable, so it must be adequately protected from sunlight and capped at an acidic pH.” Howe’s preferred form is also L-ascorbic acid, which he says penetrates more deeply than other forms, making it more likely to reach the layers of skin where you actually need it to work. And that’s not all you need to think about it when it comes to the best vitamin C serums; you’ll also want to consider its concentration.

“You should look for serums that contain 10% to 20% vitamin C,” says dermatologist and cofounder of LM Medical, Morgan Rabach, M.D. “Less than 10% is not as effective and over 20% causes more skin irritation.” A supporting cast of characters can also boost its efficacy. “Vitamin E stabilizes vitamin C for maximum skin protection, and ferulic acid helps lower the pH level of vitamin C so your skin can use the vitamins easily,” she says. “I also look for darkly tinted glass bottles with airless delivery, as air causes vitamin C to degrade.”

It seems like a lot to remember, so we did the heavy lifting of finding out where those multiple factors intersect. Below, the 17 best vitamin C serums (or products with serum-like textures, to use the term more generously) that meet this stringent list of criteria. Scroll through to find out which bottle delivers on a budget, which is perfect for packing in your carry-on, and which meets every single derm’s approval.

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Black Female Wellness Influencers Are Taking Over

As a 24-year-old Black woman I, like many other Black women I know, did not grow up discussing important subjects like mental health, proper nutrition, and intergenerational healing. “Wellness,” the $4.2 trillion dollar global economy, was a foreign concept. For me, wellness meant getting my physical every month, eating my favorite fruits, and occasionally visiting a therapist when life got too out of control. But a recent break down in my health, triggered by the physical, financial, and emotional stress of working as a full-time entrepreneur, led me on a mission to explore ways to live a healthier lifestyle. That’s when I realized a disturbing flaw in the mainstream wellness industry: A stunning lack of Black women.

If you Google “wellness influencers,” the dozens of photos that pop up are overwhelmingly white. White women doing yoga. White women smiling over green juice. White women posed serenely with plants. If you’re a white woman looking for advice about your hair, skin, mental health, lifestyle changes, or self-care, you have a seemingly endless stream of content to peruse.

It’s a different story for women of color. If you’re a young Black woman like me, there are far fewer opportunities to find artfully curated content on Instagram related to our hair type, skin type, or overall well-being. There are far fewer opportunities to feel seen in the wellness world.

That historic lack of Black women in the wellness space isn’t just about followers and #sponcon dollars—it matters to women like me. The lack of visual representation of Black women in wellness has discouraged me from fully exploring what wellness means in my life. On the rare occasion that I did take yoga classes in high school (typically offered in predominantly white neighborhoods) I was surrounded by white women. It felt like they already had their own bond with the practice and with each other. “I was surrounded by all white everything for the majority of my first several years of practicing yoga,” says Lauren Ash, the founder of Black Girl In Om. “I became a yoga instructor and started BGIO because I wanted Black women to know that yoga is for us, that wellness is our birthright, that self-care, self-love, and self-empowerment are things that we do.”

For all the times I’ve felt like an outsider in the wellness world, I have—like so many other Black women I know—written it off as “white people stuff.”

“I think a lot of times when black women go into spaces where they don’t see themselves, we don’t fully release, we don’t fully breathe,” says Deun Ivory, BGIO’s artistic director and founder of The Body a Home for Love, a community that uses wellness to empower black sexual assault survivors. “In order to really practice mindfulness and be in a space where you can prioritize your healing and prioritize your self care, it’s important that you feel seen, it’s important that you feel celebrated and heard. You can only do that with a woman who looks like you.”

Meghan Markle Jeans: All The Best Denim She’s Worn

Meghan Markle frequently wears things that immediately sell out: coats, dresses, and, of course, denim. That last category of apparel has landed the Duchess of Sussex in the headlines—because of protocol, because of its larger impact, because it’s actually affordable.

Royals wearing denim shouldn’t come as too much of a shock. Princess Diana was known for wearing jeans with everything from sweatshirts to baseball hats. The appeal of seeing a Duchess in a pair of distressed skinnies no doubt has to do with how relatable it feels, to see someone who regularly wears custom couture in something you might also have in your closet.

In the short time Markle has been a part of the royal family, she’s made a handful of style statements with denim. What makes her approach to this wardrobe staple so refreshing is how she keeps it simple, sticking to the essentials and styling them in ways that are easy to recreate with pieces already in your closet. Which makes her the perfect shopping guide.

If you’re looking to add some Markle-inspired denim pieces to your collection, see four of our favorite of her jean looks below—and the best styles to recreate them with.

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