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The last time we paid close attention to Lauren Conrad‘s manicure was probably circa 2005, when she (and everyone else in L.A.) was wearing squared-off French tips. In 2021, the former reality-show star and recent beauty-brand founder is still sporting a minimalist manicure, but she’s added unexpected art and a pop of colour that makes it feel modern and cool. Conrad’s most recent manicure was posted to Instagram by celebrity nail artist Tom Bachik, who describes the design as “a clean manicure with a triangle twist.” If you’re wondering what, exactly, is a “triangle twist,” it’s a simple negative-space design featuring a neutral sheer-pink base, with a teeny-tiny triangle, or upside-down ‘V’ shape, placed right at the cuticle. View this post on Instagram A post shared by 𝙏𝙤𝙢 𝘽𝙖𝙘𝙝𝙞𝙠 𝙉𝙖𝙞𝙡𝙨 (@tombachik) Bachik used a sunny coral polish for LC’s triangular accent, but if you’re looking to replicate the look at home, you could really use any colour at all. All you have to do is start with your favourite baby-pink polish, let that dry, and then use a small detail brush — dipped in your accent shade of choice — and paint a triangle shape from the centre of the cuticle to the middle of the nail. If you wanted to give it the same Laguna Beach-y spin, you could add a delicate gold arrow mid-finger ring, use a hand-woven throw as your backdrop, and think of simpler times, when your biggest disappointment was the series ending with the third season. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Can Lying On A Bed Of Nails Cure My WFH Back Pain?Pinterest Search For "Indie Nails" Is Up 21%11 Of The Best Brands Nailing Gold Jewellery
Hottest front-room seats: the best theatre and dance to watch onlineFrom live-streams of new plays to classics from the archive, here are some of the top shows online now or coming soon – this page is updated regularly Show me the bunny … Les Antliaclastes’ Waltz of the Homelettes. Photograph: Tristram Kenton/The Guardian
All moon phases bring a certain energy to us down here on Earth, but something about the first full moon of each year — also called the Wolf Moon, since the animals tend to be very vocal in January — feels especially important. This year, the Full Wolf Moon will occur on 28th January in the fiery sign of attention-seeking Leo. The moon rules our emotions — so be prepared for things to get dramatic. Some of that is just because Leo is a theatrical sign. But there’s a lot going on during this full moon that adds to the drama. To start, the moon will oppose Jupiter (in Aquarius) and square Mars and Uranus (both in stubborn Taurus), points out Lisa Stardust, an astrologer based in New York City. “This will bring a larger-than-life energy to the already dramatic sentiments that are brewing on the 28th,” she explains. “Arguments will start out of nowhere and get bigger than normal, which may take a long time to make up from. If there ever was a time to break up in relationships in 2021, this would be it.” Venus will conjunct Pluto during this full moon too, which could also push relationships toward a crossroads, adds Leslie Hale, psychic astrologer for Keen.com. “This can be connected to obsessive thoughts and feelings directed toward relationships, love, money, and sex,” she explains. “Matters may become deep and intense, and there could be issues of control, or certain things may be revealed at this time.” Hale says that this energy may lead some relationships to their expiration date — but, with effort and communication, others could be transformed for the better. There’s also an intense aspect known as a T-square happening on this day, notes Narayana Montúfar, senior astrologer for Astrology.com: The moon in Leo; the sun, Jupiter, Mercury, and Saturn in Aquarius; and Mars and Uranus in Taurus are all involved. T-squares tend to highlight areas of our lives that are at odds with each other, and these planets are all in fixed signs, so the energies are especially intense, she notes. Our core values might be disturbed — but we could also be feeling particularly stubborn and unwilling to compromise, Montúfar says. Of course, we should stand our ground around the things we really care about. But remember what Stardust said earlier about explosive arguments during this luminary? Choose your battles carefully, and know that tensions are running high right now. All in all, this Full Wolf Moon is an eventful one. But we promise we’re not joking when we say it’s still a good day. 28th January is also being called the “Day of Miracles,” because the Sun and Jupiter will form a conjunction in Aquarius, bringing on optimism and good luck. It may be a day of change, but that change could be incredibly positive — if you go through a breakup or a difficult conversation, it may be an overdue one. And as we approach February, there will be a huge shift in the overall astrological energy, Montúfar says. “This full moon can be an opportunity to close doors, so others can begin to open,” she explains. “After all, full moons are all about peaks of energy, and therefore, endings.” And endings aren’t all bad. Sometimes they’re needed to create space in your life for bigger, better things to come in. Whatever ends — or is reborn — during this time may very well set the tone for how the rest of your 2021 goes. It’s only up from here! Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Your Love Horoscope For 2021 Is HereThe Luckiest Day Of 2021 Is ComingWhy Some Astrologers Don’t Believe In Zodiac Cusps
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On Tuesday, Amanda Gorman, who became the youngest inaugural poet in US history exactly one week ago, appeared virtually on Ellen. For the segment, the 22-year-old National Youth Poet Laureate dressed in a look that was just as stylish as the one she wore for her inaugural debut: a yellow statement headband by Autumn Adeigbo, a multicoloured tweed jacket and white pants by Chanel, David Yurman drop earrings, and a pair of yellow Christian Louboutin pumps. With looks this good, Gorman is quickly becoming one of fashion’s most exciting celebrities to watch. Celebrity stylist Jason Bolden — who dresses Alicia Keys, Yara Shahidi, Storm Reid, and Serena Williams — as well as his styling assistant, John Mumblo, are responsible for the look. Gorman tagged the two creatives in an Instagram post on the eve of her appearance, captioning the slideshow, “See you tomorrow, The Ellen Show.” Included in the post was a video close-up of her David Yurman earrings and a mirror selfie of her entire outfit, which both Bolden and Mumblo reposted. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Amanda Gorman (@amandascgorman) As if to confirm her rising status in fashion, on Tuesday, Gorman signed a deal with IMG Models, an international modelling agency that represents Ashley Graham and Chanel Iman. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the agency plans to focus its efforts on “building her profile through brand endorsements and editorial opportunities.” In the past, she’s starred in campaigns for brands like Nike and Loft. While at the inauguration, Gorman wore a red headband, paired with a yellow coat and black boots, all of which were Prada. Her ensemble was so good that it led to a 1,328% surge in search for “yellow coats” and a 560% rise for “red headbands” on the fashion search engine Lyst. That, and according to Vogue, her headband completely sold out, though it appears to have since been restocked on Prada.com. Coincidence? We think not. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Where To Read More Of Amanda Gorman's PoetryAmanda Gorman Is The Breakout Inauguration Poet
On Monday, Kellyanne Conway, former counsellor to President Donald Trump, was accused of posting a topless picture of her 16-year-old daughter Claudia to Twitter. The political strategist allegedly posted the photo on Twitter’s 24-hour Fleet feature after Claudia had posted multiple videos to Tiktok accusing her mother of abuse. Screenshots and screen recordings of Kellyanne Conway’s Fleet allegedly featuring an image of her topless teenage daughter began to surface late Monday night following the teenager’s claims about her mother earlier in the day; the Twitter Fleet was quickly removed. Simultaneously, users on Tiktok began commenting on the 16-year-old’s videos to alert her that Kellyanne had posted the photo. After being informed about the post on her mother’s account, Claudia recorded another video to confirm that the picture posted by her mother was indeed a photo of her. Claudia then also deleted a video of her mother allegedly abusing her. The New York Post reports that police are officially investigating the incident: “Cops paid a visit to the family’s New Jersey mansion Tuesday… Alpine Police Chief Christopher Belcolle confirmed that a probe was underway.” This all comes after months of Claudia posting videos to her platform discussing her mental health, her political views, and her issues with her parents. Within the last week, the teenager has posted a slew of videos to Tiktok showing what appeared to be video evidence of her mother hitting her and screaming at her. Claudia also uploaded videos of her mother apparently being confronted by the police inside their home — and denying abuse allegations. Since 2017, Kellyanne served as a top counsellor to and frequent mouthpiece for former president Donald Trump. But in August of 2020, she announced that she would be leaving her role at the White House to focus on her family — a move that many believed was a direct result of her daughter’s claims at the time that she was seeking immediate emancipation from both of her parents, alleging trauma and abuse. “Our four children are teens and ‘tweens starting a new academic year, in middle school and high school, remotely from home for at least a few months. As millions of parents nationwide know, kids ‘doing school from home’ requires a level of attention,” Kellyanne said in a statement at the time. “This is completely my choice and my voice. In time, I will announce future plans. For now, and for my beloved children, it will be less drama, more mama.” Kellyanne and her husband, George Conway, have yet to comment on the allegedly leaked photos. However, Claudia has continued to post videos to her Tiktok account, where, on Tuesday, she asked that followers stop calling the police on her behalf. Claudia says that both she and her mother will be taking a break from social media for now. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Claudia Conway Says She Has COVID On TikTokClaudia Conway Isn't Here To "Save Us"Why Kellyanne Conway Is Leaving The White House
With music festivals canceled as a result of the pandemic, the need for festival fashion — which most notably (and sometimes controversially) includes flower crowns — has diminished entirely. But, according to Chanel’s spring ‘21 haute couture show, that took place on Tuesday, festival season’s go-to headpieces are back. For the runway show — inspired by “dance, freedom, and summer evening parties,” according to the show notes — creative director Virginie Viard sent out models wearing flower headpieces. Among pastel waistcoats, voluminous skirts, and, as we’ve come to expect from couture shows, a stunning wedding gown (worn by a model on horseback, no less), were more unexpected (for Chanel, at least) accessories: ‘00s-esque belly chains and festival-ready flower crowns. It’s almost as if friends of Chanel and Glastonbury regulars Keira Knightley and Kate Moss were in cahoots with Viard to ensure festival accessories weren’t put to waste just because events have been cancelled. Whereas we previously connected flower crowns to cut-offs, rain boots, and lace bra tops (cringe), after seeing them paired with tweed and tulle, and displayed against a garden-like backdrop at the Grand Palais, our former aversion to the DIY accessory has vanished. In its place, we’re feeling a pull to set up shop at our lockdown-induced craft tables for a day spent hot gluing flowers and pearls onto intertwining twigs. The rest of the collection was equally dreamy and ethereal, with a warm colour palette of light pink, green, and yellow appearing throughout on tweed skirt and pant suits, ruffled boleros, and high-low eyelet dresses. For footwear, models switched off between two-tone, black-and-white Mary-Jane flats and quilted wedges in the same colour. “I’m always thinking about what women would like to have in their wardrobe today,” Viard said in the show notes about the new collection. While belly chains and flower crowns may appear unusual for the French luxury brand, it should be noted that Lily-Rose Depp wore a chain belt with “CHANEL” on it in tiny, gold letters at Chanel’s runway show in October. Call it a coincidence, but since then, other brands have embraced the trend, with Bagatiba, Loren Stewart, and more jewellery favourites all selling their own iterations of the body jewellery. Maybe now this will extend to flower crowns, too. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?How Did '90s Chanel Become So Controversial?Lily-Rose Depp Wore A Belly Chain At ChanelChanel Kicks Off PFW's Last Day In Pirate Boots
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When the pandemic hit and lockdown starved us of IRL conversation and community, Instagram seemed suddenly unfit for purpose. Shiny, curated perfection and off-the-cuff opinions blasted out via Stories felt jarring next to our collective suffering of job losses, isolation, ill relatives and worse. As conversation turned to the fact that Instagram isn’t pandemic-proof, many found entertainment, comfort and creativity via YouTube instead. Meg, 28, logged off Instagram in November due to anxiety the app was giving her and found herself turning to vlogs. “I’ve always trawled through YouTube for live music and viral videos but I started watching vlogs more regularly at the start of the pandemic,” she says. “I just have them on in the background now – they soothe me!” Her favourite? “Brittany Bathgate. I really like how mellow her videos are, they’re almost like mindfulness for me.” Thanks to an overly curated Instagram’s biased algorithms and culture of envy, more and more content creators have been making the jump to YouTube to publish more authentic and intimate portrayals of their lives. Now, YouTube was founded 16 years ago and there are influencers who have been ruling the space for over a decade, but for those who have recently curtailed their time on Instagram yet still want to discover new brands, beauty tips and outfit ideas, the video sharing platform has been a tonic. Sure, there are comment sections, brand-sponsored videos and an element of perfectionism which, just like Instagram, could cause anxiety, but there’s something softer and more calming about a video format. This is particularly true of creators like Bathgate, who films sun-soaked countryside scenes on her morning runs, or Tar Mar, who sets her walks through a bustling Brooklyn to pacifying house music. In lockdown, when we’re all subject to feelings of isolation yet unable to muster up the emotional bandwidth required for back-to-back Zoom calls, vlogs seem to hold the answer. Providing more imperfection, warmth, reality and personality than Instagram’s posed and unrealistic grid – plus the sense of being ‘with’ someone without having to respond – vlogs offer an antidote to lockdown’s solitude. They also cater to our voyeuristic tendencies, allowing us to have a nose around someone’s renovated flat, bathroom cabinet or wardrobe. It’s infinitely more satisfying than a photoshopped image. For Kristine, 24, who has been watching vlogs for a decade, this is one of the main draws. “Having been a YouTube watcher for so long, I feel like I’ve become very invested in the people I’m subscribed to,” she explains. “Watching YouTube videos honestly doesn’t feel too dissimilar to hanging out with a friend and I get a lot of joy out of seeing new uploads in my subscription box. In general I think the content I watch on YouTube feels a lot more real and relatable than Instagram, which can often feel too curated or impersonal.” Her favourites to follow? “Wear I Live is my favourite for all things fashion, shopping and style. I wish I had her wardrobe! She always finds amazing secondhand items and is so creative in how she styles them. I also love TheLineUp and Alyssa Lau – not only for their style but also for the production quality and editing of their videos.” Whether you’re looking to enter the world of vlogs for the first time or you’re a seasoned pro after some new recommendations, there’s a plethora of YouTubers to follow for styling ideas, brand reviews and shopping tips. Below, meet our favourite vloggers to subscribe to, from Norfolk to New York. KarenBritChick London-born, New York-based Karen Blanchard has been documenting her personal style on YouTube since 2008, garnering a loyal following for her seamless mix of vintage, high street and luxury pieces. You’ll be drawn in by the sneak peeks into her wardrobe but you’ll stay for the pre-pandemic street style series, What Everyone Is Wearing in New York, plus more recent home renovation and interior tips. Madelynn De La Rosa From Toast chore jackets to Batsheva prairie dresses via plenty of vintage treasures, we love everything LA-based filmmaker Madelynn De La Rosa spotlights on her YouTube channel. Beyond nifty thrifting tips, Madelynn’s dreamy and whimsical videos throw up vegan recipe ideas, recommendations for French cinema and DIY ceramics that’ll make you want to join a pottery club. The Anna Edit Content creator, author of An Edited Life and co-host of the At Home With… podcast, Anna Newton isn’t new to the scene: her YouTube channel has been going since 2010. Her impeccable capsule wardrobe and knack for editing will appeal to new viewers, though, as we find ourselves living more pared back lives, ready for fresh starts in 2021. From creating 10 outfits with just 10 pieces to giving her wardrobe a spring clean, this is the channel for organised minimalists with a penchant for classic pieces. Wear I Live Colorado-born, New York-based Jenny Welbourn has been advocating for sustainable fashion since 2011, when she started documenting her thrift hauls and secondhand shopping tips. Her channel now covers more lifestyle, rather than being purely fashion-focused, with videos giving subscribers an insight into her house moves, favourite books and daily grounding routines. Vintage fanatics will love her low-impact style solutions and vintage-hunting tips. Patricia Bright South London-based Patricia Bright is hardly a YouTube secret – she currently has 2.91 million subscribers and has amassed an incredible 341 million views since she joined the platform as a student back in 2009. Though many will follow Bright for her new venture The Break, an accessible space for women to navigate their finances and business, plus its offshoot podcast Caught Off Guard, her YouTube channel offers a warm, funny and authentic take on fashion, from brand reviews to musings on dressing in your 20s vs your 30s. Karina Gomez LA-based Karina Gomez’s channel is a real treat. Her hypercreative take on fashion sees her bring her audience along for the ride on multi-store vintage shopping, recreating looks she spots on Pinterest using only thrifted clothes, and translating catwalk trends with affordable eBay finds. From DIY tie-dye to trying a capsule wardrobe for 30 days, her videos are full of playful challenges that remind you why dressing should be about having fun. Brittany Bathgate Although Brittany has been vlogging on and off for over a year, she began uploading videos more regularly during the pandemic, sharing the same sublime outfits for which many follow her on Instagram. She’s found a loyal audience on YouTube thanks to her honesty and relatability, with her content spanning everything from running, relationships and reading to gardening, interiors and investment buys. Artfully shot nature scenes are interwoven with her daily outfits, and the calming nature of her vlogs has made her a cult hit in lockdown. Tar Mar Born in Cork and currently residing in Brooklyn, Tara has been YouTubing since 2012 and, though her videos are more of a snapshot of New York life, her outfits will appeal to anyone with a penchant for & Other Stories, high-waisted jeans and a cropped cardigan. The perfect channel to subscribe to if you’re after some easy everyday styling tips and a dose of transatlantic escapism (you’ll have a long list of NYC recommendations when you’re done). Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?