Kate Middleton Wore a $1000 Emilia Wickstead Dress With $56 Aldo Shoes to Wimbledon

The royals had a very busy weekend across the pond in London.

While Meghan Markle was hugging Beyoncé at The Lion King premiere with Prince Harry, Kate Middleton and Prince William were in the royal box at Wimbledon watching an epic men’s final between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer.

While we were able to get a good look at Middleton’s pale blue, textured Emilia Wickstead dress while she watched the match with a nicely-coordinated William, it wasn’t until she stepped onto the court to present the trophies—she’s a patron of the All-England Club—that we saw that she opted for something other than her signature wedge style for footwear.

Here’s a good look from the front:

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And the side view:

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The bone-colored, block heel pumps with an adjustable ankle strap were a perfect summery pick—and the best news of all is that they’re still available at the totally affordable price of $56. Yes, the Duchess of Cambridge apparently loves Aldo as much as the rest of us do. As with all things Middleton wears, these are likely to sell out fast, so grab the while you can. Case in point: Her Emilia Wickstead dress, which retailed for around $957, is totally sold out.

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Her shoes weren’t the only affordable accessory Middleton wore on Sunday. She also threw on her classic Ray-Ban Wayfarers which retail for $153.

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While we’re handing out sartorial praise, we must give some props to Prince William for coordinating so perfectly with his wife’s color palette and sunglass vibe.

Well played, Cambridges.

What Sweetbitter Gets Right—and Wrong—About Toxic Restaurant Culture

“[I think] Sweetbitter can’t tell the difference between making a joke about how a piece of ginger looks phallic and blatant racism and sexual harassment,” says Sophie*, 29. She’s worked as a barista, waitress, and bartender over the years and has, along with the other women interviewed here, watched the first season of the show.

In the real world, Sophie says she’s experienced harassment with disturbing frequency: She remembers seeing a chef snap the exposed thong of a server who had bent over to pick something up. In another incident, Sophie says she went to her boss, a restaurateur who encouraged staff to report harassment, in tears over the harassing texts a male coworker had sent after they got in an argument at work. The coworker was disciplined, and the texts stopped.

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To Sophie, the most demoralizing aspect of restaurant work is actually mistreatment from customers—an issue which Sweetbitter addresses more directly in season two. One memory still makes her shudder: While working as a cocktail waitress, a customer commented that her “bra fit really well.” She felt she couldn’t tell him off without risking her job.

Sweetbitter focuses on sexual tension and partying, but it doesn’t really show how draining and demeaning it can be to work in the industry,” Sophie says. “Being treated like you’re second class or like you’re an idiot [by customers] gets exhausting.”

Lilly*, 29, has worked in food service for over a decade. She says one of her biggest challenges has been watching women, herself included, get overlooked for raises and promotions while male colleagues confidently sought out and were awarded these accolades. And like Sophie, she’s dealt with abusive customers.

“I was talked down to, spit at, shamed, and made to feel ‘less than’ for no other reason than my job. Classism is alive and well,” she explains. “Tess is an earnest twenty-something who always looks adorable. That was not my reality. I felt disgusting and mortified constantly.”

Sweetbitter does get a lot right, though. “I thought the way Tess was objectified seemed pretty accurate,” Lilly says. “She’s young and therefore immediately the target of aggressive flirtations. She’s also constantly navigating unwritten rules. I do think the show captures that sense of being brand new and entering a fully-formed universe.”

The scenes in which the staff enjoy free drinks at the bar after the restaurant’s closed are also familiar to the women I talked to. Sophie recalls feeling pressured to participate in these nightly rituals to build camaraderie amongst the team. Once, she agreed to take shots with a fellow server in the bathroom during dinner service, worried she’d alienate her coworkers if she refused. When they were caught, she nearly lost her job.

The 19 Best Breakup Movies Now Streaming to Snap You Out of a Funk

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It may have been filmed in the ’90s, but the lessons Gwyneth Paltrow preaches about love and betrayal ring just as true today. Ultimately, this film reminds you that, yes, you may in fact fall into a post-breakup funk but better times lie ahead. Plus, it’s funny. So go ahead and rock that Springsteen adage, “Show a little faith, there’s magic in the night,” as you get ready for your first post-breakup (date)[http://www.glamour.com/story/smart-photos-tool-will-change-your-tinder-game].

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You’ll want to text every ex you’ve ever had after watching this to let them know, “So glad we didn’t work out! I’m much better without you.” This 2015 musical starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan gives you the unique vantage point of watching a relationship unfold from the start and from the end in tandem, before the storylines finally tangle in the middle. Whether your past relationships lasted three years or three months, it will remind you that perhaps, some day, it will be pleasing to recall such hardships. Also there’s singing.

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You may not have to scale crazy rock formations or evade ocean predators to get to your own happy ending, but this romantic AF cult classic is proof that it’s out there. Now pass the Doritos.

Tyler Cameron From *The Bachelorette* Is Both Hot and Funny, and It’s Just Not Fair

Chiseled face? Check. Abs? Double check. It’s no secret that Tyler Cameron, the hunky contractor from this season of The Bachelorette, is easy on the eyes, but what’s even better is that he has the personality to match. That one-two punch has made him a favorite among Bachelor Nation.

The 27-year-old has been taking to his Twitter account lately to fire off some amazing jokes, and let me tell you, this guy is funny. Like, actually funny. Like, how is it possible that Hannah is even considering any other men this season, funny. Let’s recap some of Tyler Cameron‘s best work, shall we?

See, these kinds of quizzes aren’t just for the fans. While it’s hilarious on its own that he even took this quiz, it’s a double whammy that he ended up with Luke P. (Also, I definitely need to start using “Christmas treeing” as a phrase in my everyday life.)

Luke P. throwing bologna at Garrett may go down as one of the most ridiculous scenes in Bachelorette history, but Tyler’s tweet makes it that much better.

We really didn’t mind this look, but it’s nice to see that he doesn’t take himself too seriously.

Simple and to the point. A man of few words, but those words are gold.

It doesn’t take a body language expert to see what’s going on here.

It certainly would’ve made for good TV.

Pretty sure Tyler has also worn a few different shades this season as well…

Chicken nuggets may have gotten more air time this season than some of the actual contestants.

I mean, this is actually a fairly accurate representation.

Two glasses is all it takes.

I guess it’s now officially official: Tyler is basically perfect.

Stefanie Parker is a writer who runs the Bachelor-themed Instagram account She’s All Bach.

Meghan Markle Wore an Elegant Jason Wu LBD for Her First Red Carpet With Prince Harry

In her previous life as an actress, Meghan Markle might have gotten used to walking down red carpets, but now that she’s changed her career to being a duchess, there haven’t been quite as many of those events in her daily diary—although there’s still plenty of glamour built into the royal schedule, of course. But on Sunday, July 14, Markle attended The Lion King premiere in London with her husband Prince Harry on her arm, marking her first red carpet appearance with him and as a royal. An iconic moment to be sure—made even more so by a subsequent hug with Beyoncé—but what really caught our eye? The chic LBD she was wearing.

The elegant tea-length gown by Jason Wu Collection was minimalist and chic, featuring mesh paneling and sleeves with a black bodice and skirt. Markle wore the $2,450 dress, which is quickly selling out, with Aquazzura heels, a $2,300 satin Gucci clutch featuring a delicate butterfly clasp, and a sleek low bun.

Here’s a full-length look at her dress (and her and Prince Harry looking ridiculously happy):

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Markle and Prince Harry also stopped to greet fans who were waiting alongside the carpet, which was both lovely of them and let us see the back of her dress.

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Duchess Meghan Markle Met Queen Beyoncé at ‘The Lion King’ Premiere

It appears even Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, is a member of the Bey Hive. On Sunday, Markle, alongside her husband Prince Harry, attended the London premiere of The Lion King. And it was there that the British royals met their equally regal American counterparts: Beyoncé and Jay Z.

Rebecca English, a royal reporter for The Daily Mail, happened to get a front-row seat to the two couples meeting and exchanging pleasantries after appearing on the red carpet. And, as English humorously pointed out, it appeared as though there was more security for Beyoncé than there was for the royal pair.

“There’s honestly more security around Beyoncé and Jay-Z than there is around the royals,” she wrote in a tweet showing off the first images of Beyoncé, who stars as Nala in The Lion King, as she steps foot on the carpet.

Then, in her next tweet, English wrote, “I’ve got a feeling this is what you might have been waiting to see,” along with a video of the couples shaking hands and hugging.

The meeting, The Daily Mail pointed out, came just a few months after Beyoncé and Jay-Z paid tribute to Markle by posing for a photo in front of a portrait of the duchess during their BRIT Awards acceptance speech.

Although the duchess is still technically on maternity leave, she reportedly attended in a show of support for one of the royal charitable foundations. The Daily Mail reported that with the release of The Lion King, Disney also announced the launch of a new campaign called Protect the Pride, aimed at raising awareness for the dwindling lion population. That campaign will also be supported by the Royal Foundation.

Lashana Lynch Is Reportedly the New 007

Over the weekend, news spread like wildfire that British actress Lashana Lynch will be taking on the role as Agent 007 in the next Bond film. While it seems like rumor is indeed true (more on that below), the headlines should also be taken with a tiny grain of salt: That’s because Lynch, most known for her recent work as Maria Rambeau in Captain Marvel, might be playing Agent 007—but she won’t be taking on the actual role of James Bond in the film.

According to a source who spoke to The Mail on Sunday, Lynch’s character will be tasked with bringing James Bond out of retirement. But while Bond has been away, Lynch’s character reportedly took over his famous call signal, 007.

“There is a pivotal scene at the start of the film where M [played by Ralph Fiennes] says, ‘Come in, 007,’ and in walks Lashana who is black, beautiful, and a woman,” the insider told The Mail on Sunday. “It’s a popcorn-dropping moment. Bond is still Bond, but he’s been replaced as 007 by this stunning woman.”

The source added, Bond will “of course” attempt to seduce the new female 007, only to have her “roll her eyes” at him instead.

So yes, she will be 007, but no, she won’t be Bond. But that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate this as a step forward for a franchise well-known for using women mostly as sexual props in the plot lines—and it seems like fans are excited about it too.

The 007 swap, The Mail on Sunday reported, can largely be credited to the hiring of writer and actor Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

Trump Tells Congresswomen of Color to ‘Go Back’ to the Countries They Came From

Though Trump’s tweets did not call out any of the congresswomen by name, several outlets reported that they were likely aimed at congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, and Ayanna S. Pressley of Massachusetts. The women, the paper noted, are currently at odds with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

In a July 10 interview with The Washington Post, Ocasio-Cortez said she believes Pelosi singles out women of color in an attempt to isolate them and their beliefs.

“When these comments first started, I kind of thought that she was keeping the progressive flank at more of an arm’s distance in order to protect more moderate members, which I understood,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “But the persistent singling out . . . it got to a point where it was just outright disrespectful . . . the explicit singling out of newly elected women of color.”

It should be noted that in no capacity does it matter where any of the women were born: They are all United States citizens. Omar is also the only one of the group born outside of the U.S.—she was born in Somalia.

Pelosi herself was quick to jump to the congresswomen’s defense, writing in a tweet, “When @realDonaldTrump tells four American Congresswomen to go back to their countries, he reaffirms his plan to ‘Make America Great Again’ has always been about making America white again. Our diversity is our strength and our unity is our power.”

In a follow-up tweet, Pelosi added, “I reject @realDonaldTrump’s xenophobic comments meant to divide our nation. Rather than attack Members of Congress, he should work with us for humane immigration policy that reflects American values. Stop the raids.”

Ocasio-Cortez also powerfully replied to the President’s remarks, tweeting, “Mr. President, the country I ‘come from,’ & the country we all swear to, is the United States. But given how you’ve destroyed our border with inhumane camps, all at a benefit to you & the corps who profit off them, you are absolutely right about the corruption laid at your feet.”

She added in a series of follow-ups, “You are angry because you don’t believe in an America where I represent New York 14, where the good people of Minnesota elected @IlhanMN, where @RashidaTlaib fights for Michigan families, where @AyannaPressley champions little girls in Boston. You are angry because you can’t conceive of an America that includes us. You rely on a frightened America for your plunder. You won’t accept a nation that sees healthcare as a right or education as a #1 priority, especially where we’re the ones fighting for it.” She added, “Yet here we are.”

“But you know what’s the rub of it all, Mr. President? On top of not accepting an America that elected us, you cannot accept that we don’t fear you,either,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote. “You can’t accept that we will call your bluff & offer a positive vision for this country. And that’s what makes you seethe.”

10 Women Who Defy the ‘French-Girl Beauty’ Trope

The idea of the French girl as a beauty and style icon is inescapable. Everywhere you look there’s advice on how to eat, dress, shop, wash your face, and do your makeup like one—so much so that selling around the idea of being French and female has become a billion-dollar industry.

The global obsession makes sense. Effortless beauty and chic minimalism are as captivating as the icons who helped create them, like Carine Roitfeld, Jane Birkin, and Catherine Deneuve. But even despite our society’s evolving views on beauty, the depiction of the French-girl archetype has remained shockingly stagnant. This picture-perfect ideal is still mostly seen as thin, white, and, as many Parisian women told us, “carrying a baguette under her arm.” Surprise: Real French women don’t bicycle to work with a bucket bag full of croissants every morning. (Although, that does sound nice.) More important, what gives them that je ne sais quoi is the differences that set them apart from that Brigitte Bardot stereotype.

So for Bastille Day this year, we’re putting the spotlight on the French beauty bloggers who defy the trope. These women know what they want the France of the future to look like, and they’re working to make it a reality. Ahead, they share how the diversity and body positivity movements are changing beauty perceptions in their country. And, yeah, because we couldn’t resist, we asked them about their favorite French products of the moment too. Read on.

Scarlett Johansson Says She Should Be Able to Play ‘Any Person, Tree, Animal’

We haven’t heard a lot from Scarlett Johansson lately, besides the semi-recent news of her engagement to SNL‘s Colin Jost. However, in a new interview with As If Magazine, ScarJo opened up about how she feels about acting today—and what she had to say is proving deeply controversial.

The arts and fashion magazine had artist David Salle, who’s no stranger to controversy himself, interview Johansson, and he asked her about her recent experiences in the industry.

“I don’t know if there’s a trend in performance, but there’s certainly trends in casting right now,” she said. “Today there’s a lot of emphasis and conversation about what acting is and who we want to see represent ourselves on screen. The question now is, what is acting anyway?”

In her view, acting is the ability to take on “any” role at any time—whether it falls within the bounds of political correctness or not. “You know, as an actor, I should be allowed to play any person, or any tree, or any animal because that is my job and the requirements of my job,” she told As If Magazine.

“There are a lot of social lines being drawn now, and a lot of political correctness is being reflected in art,” Johansson continued in her As If interview. “…I feel like it’s a trend in my business and it needs to happen for various social reasons, yet there are times it does get uncomfortable when it affects the art because I feel art should be free of restrictions.”

Johansson added, “I understand how it’s harder for some, and we all have our own experiences. I think society would be more connected if we just allowed others to have their own feelings and not expect everyone to feel the way we do.”

It’s a controversial take on a hot topic in Hollywood right now as people call for casting directors to end the problematic whitewashing of scripts and characters, as well as for roles featuring characters from a minority or marginalized community to be portrayed by actors who are members of that community. Johansson didn’t elaborate about which roles she might be referring to in her As If interview, but she’s twice claimed roles that led to controversy.

Last June, Johansson pulled out of the film Rub & Tug, after she had been cast to play Dante Tex Gill, a trans man. “In light of recent ethical questions surrounding my casting as Dante Tex Gill, I have decided to respectfully withdraw my participation in the project,” she said at the time, according to the The Hollywood Reporter.

Two years earlier, in 2016, there was massive backlash when Johansson starred as the lead character in the film adaptation of the Japanese anime hit, Ghost in the Shell. Many believed the role would have been better played by a Japanese actress to more accurately reflect the anime character the movie was based on.