• Netflix's Best Christmas Television Episodes & Specials
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    Netflix's Best Christmas Television Episodes & Specials

    Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without festive programming. Some families, we've heard, take it so seriously that they create a full timetable based on their favourite listings in the Radio Times, which becomes a sacred text at this time of year.

  • Actresses Will Reportedly Wear Black To The Golden Globes In Support Of #MeToo
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    Actresses Will Reportedly Wear Black To The Golden Globes In Support Of #MeToo

    Come January, as celebrities begin to descend upon the red carpet for awards season, our eyes will, once again, be on what they are wearing. According to The Hollywood Reporter, "actresses, including both nominees and presenters will wear black to protest gender inequality and acknowledge the flood of sexual abuse allegations” at the 75th annual Golden Globes, set to take place on Sunday, January 7, 2018. The initiative follows the Screen Actors Guild’s announcement that all of the presenters at the awards show next month will be women.

  • People Are Furious About This New Married At First Sight Trailer
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    People Are Furious About This New Married At First Sight Trailer

    An Australian TV channel has come under fire for releasing a trailer in which a male reality show contestant says he wants to be "obeyed" by women and respected "as the man", and that men are “getting whipped by their women.” It's almost as if #MeToo never happened. The man named Dean, who features in the new series of Married at First Sight on the country's Channel 9 network, prefaces his views by saying: “It’s hard to say without sounding sexist or something,” before reeling off the qualities he's looking for in a woman.

  • Famous Last Words: Meryl Streep Takes Control, Bella Hadid Gets Political
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    Famous Last Words: Meryl Streep Takes Control, Bella Hadid Gets Political

    Let's take Josh Homme — frontman of Queens of the Stone Age, and occasional homophobe — kicking a female photographer square in the head at a gig in LA earlier this week. Homme responded by saying he was so into it that he didn’t notice her standing literally there. Instead of backing down, the German publication brought the receipts and published the entire audio recording of Morrissey’s interview.

  • Stormzy & Idris Elba Dressed Up As Santa Is The Best Thing You'll See Today
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    Stormzy & Idris Elba Dressed Up As Santa Is The Best Thing You'll See Today

    Thank you so much to our amazing secret Santas @idriselba and Stormzy for visiting Rainbow ward today. The internet went wild over a photo of Stormzy and Idris Elba hanging out at a Christmas party with their respective partners earlier this week, and now the pair have been spotted getting into the festive spirit in an altogether more charitable way. Elba, who hails from Hackney, and Stormzy, from Croydon, donned red Santa suits to surprise children at hospitals in east London and the photo evidence is enough to warm even the coldest of hearts.

  • The Best Photos From Around The World This Week
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    The Best Photos From Around The World This Week

    It’s never been easier to keep up with what’s going on in the world. The news is everywhere – in our Facebook feeds, on the morning commute, during that lazy half hour before you switch off the TV and go to bed. But the tide of global affairs is often more upsetting than uplifting and it can be tempting to bury our heads in the sand. As the saying goes: a picture is worth a thousand words, so to offer a different perspective we've rounded up some of the most memorable images of the week's events, captured by the best photojournalists on the planet.

  • Meet MISBHV, Your New Favourite Streetwear Brand
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    Meet MISBHV, Your New Favourite Streetwear Brand

    It's time to get acquainted with MISBHV, the Polish brand bringing its streetwear aesthetic and DIY ethos to the world's coolest stores via its homegrown gang of skaters, artists and club kids. MISBHV began when Natalia Maczek realised studying law wasn't for her. It was very powerful for me because we didn't have that scene at the time in Poland." She started making parody designer T-shirts for friends, who wore them at the parties her friend and co-designer Thomas Wirski was throwing in Warsaw.

  • Statement Hair Slides – This Season's Cool Alternative To The Tiara
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    Statement Hair Slides – This Season's Cool Alternative To The Tiara

    Much like statement earrings, souped-up hair slides are having a moment this season. As we gear up for Christmas parties and office 'dos, we're all a little more playful and experimental with our accessorising – just look at the jewel-toned velvet shoes and embellished bags we're donning.

  • I Watched Dawson's Creek For The First Time & It Turns Out The '90s Were Awful
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    I Watched Dawson's Creek For The First Time & It Turns Out The '90s Were Awful

    As a self-respecting millennial, you'll know that '90s nostalgia is the very foundation of our overworked, underpaid, selfie-taking, avocado-eating being.

  • Dear Daniela: Why Doesn't My Makeup Last All Day?
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    Dear Daniela: Why Doesn't My Makeup Last All Day?

    "It’s all about understanding your skin type," confirmed Chantecaille’s Global Makeup Artist, Shareen Gerald. If you’re working with a very oily skin type like that, look for a mattifying primer that feels slightly velvety on the skin. Some love them, others think they don’t really do anything – but Shareen told me: "I’m a big fan of setting sprays – the Chantecaille Rosewater is great for setting makeup, or Cover FX Mattifying Setting Spray if you really need to lock in makeup.

  • Women Of Colour Need More Than Pushback & Denial
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    Women Of Colour Need More Than Pushback & Denial

    Salma Hayek is the latest high profile actress to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment. According to Hayek, Weinstein resorted to death threats, verbal abuse, and professional gaslighting when it became clear that she would not acquiesce to his sexual desires during the making of the 2002 film, Frida. Something else that sets this accusation apart from the dozens of others that have come forth about Weinstein is that it garnered a rare response from Weinstein himself in which he denies the allegations.

  • I’m Pregnant With My 2nd — Shouldn’t It Be Easier This Time?
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    I’m Pregnant With My 2nd — Shouldn’t It Be Easier This Time?

    In my second pregnancy, I’ve had exactly one moment in which I felt like my previous experience made me better prepared. As I mentally charted all the plans that pregnancy would now affect, I was slayed by the realisation that, for my upcoming visit with my best friend Jess, I’d be consigned to a condition of sobriety and nausea and probably zero fun. Other than that, I’ve been disappointed to find that pregnancy is not a skill I can improve with practice.

  • Everything We Know About 13 Reasons Why Season 2
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    Everything We Know About 13 Reasons Why Season 2

    The Netflix show is based on a book, and its title coincides nicely with the number of episodes in the first season. There were 13 episodes, and 13 reasons why Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford) died by suicide. Would Hannah Baker still be present?

  • 11 Things We Know About Game Of Thrones Season 8
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    11 Things We Know About Game Of Thrones Season 8

    Game of Thrones season 8 is ramping up production, which makes us extremely gleeful, if a little misty. Many of us have eagerly followed this show since it first aired in 2011, and many more have been reading the book since George R.R. Martin first published A Game of Thrones (the first in his A Song of Ice and Fire series) in 1996. Take a deep breath now — the final season of Game of Thrones won't premiere until 2019. While this is kind of a bummer, we're choosing to see Cersei's glass of wine as half-full: it means we have more time spend re-reading the books and watching all seven seasons to enjoy every single second of those final moments.

  • The Women Villains Of #MeToo
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    The Women Villains Of #MeToo

    Restaurant industry lore has it that, back in the early aughts, when Mario Batali and Ken Friedman were seeking a chef for the restaurant venture that would become the Spotted Pig, they knew they’d found the right person for the job when Batali got a look at her hands. According to Friedman’s memory, as reported by The New Yorker, Batali said that Bloomfield’s injuries indicated that she would “sacrifice her body” to the work.

  • Kate Middleton chooses sombre look for Grenfell Tower memorial service
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    Kate Middleton chooses sombre look for Grenfell Tower memorial service

    The Duchess opted for a US $1,233 military-style Carolina Herrera coat complemented with a wide-brimmed floppy hat.

  • Harvey Weinstein Responds To Salma Hayek's New York Times Essay
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    Harvey Weinstein Responds To Salma Hayek's New York Times Essay

    Update, December 14, 2017, 11:30 a.m.: A spokesperson for Harvey Weinstein issued a statement to Deadline about Salma Hayek's claims about a sex scene added to Frida. "Mr. Weinstein does not recall pressuring Salma to do a gratuitous sex scene with a female costar and he was not there for the filming," the statement reads.

  • Need Some Honest Girl Time? This Podcast Is For You
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    Need Some Honest Girl Time? This Podcast Is For You

    Nobody ever told me how much work and time it takes to make a real podcast. Like you, I've been listening to podcasts for years, and count one Terry Gross as my unofficial radio coach and model interviewer. After months of prep — behind the scenes and in the studio — we launched Season 2 of Refinery29's second podcast in early October.

  • Everything You Need To Know About Buying Coloured Gemstones
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    Everything You Need To Know About Buying Coloured Gemstones

    Add in the increased availability of coloured gemstones on the market, thanks to technical advancements and deposits of emeralds discovered in Zambia and rubies in Mozambique, and our jewellery boxes have the potential to be far more colourful than our mothers’ or grandmothers’ ever were. By investing in the mines and controlling the entire process, from sourcing the stones to selling rough gems to the market, the company ensures that every Gemfields emerald and ruby is produced according to their strict business, social and environmental standards. Before you invest – whether treating yourself or someone else – we spoke to the experts at Gemfields to find out everything you need to know about buying coloured gemstones.

  • The Major Change To Your Wine Glass You Never Even Noticed
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    The Major Change To Your Wine Glass You Never Even Noticed

    According to research published in the British Medical Journal, over the past 300 years the size of wine glasses in England has increased dramatically. The study, which is the first of its kind, took the measurements of 411 glasses from five sources (including retailers eBay and John Lewis) and found that they have grown from a measly 70ml in 1700 to a very generous 450ml in 2017. Among female 'binge drinkers' (that’s those of us who exceed six units on our heaviest drinking day – which equates to three pints of normal-strength beer or two large glasses of wine), the most popular choice of tipple is wine, with three in four women choosing it over beer, the most popular choice for men.

  • An Azzedine Alaïa Exhibition Is Opening In London Next Spring
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    An Azzedine Alaïa Exhibition Is Opening In London Next Spring

    Last month, the fashion world was rocked when news broke of the passing of legendary designer Azzedine Alaïa. Tributes poured out from editors, designers and supermodels alike, and at the Fashion Awards last week, Naomi Campbell, who referred to Alaïa as "Papa", took to the stage alongside a group of other models, to honour the late, great fashion icon.

  • This Hair Colour Will Be Everywhere Next Year, Say Stylists
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    This Hair Colour Will Be Everywhere Next Year, Say Stylists

    Where bright colours and daring shades were once the preserve of underground subcultures, now you'd be hard-pressed to walk down a London high street without seeing a flash of colourful tresses. According to the 2017 L’Oréal Professionnel Survey, a quarter of women said they were now more likely to try a bold or pastel hair colour than they were a year ago – an indication of how much has changed in our approach to hair. Always on the lookout for the next way to refresh our locks, whether that means updating our balayage for autumn or trying a new colour technique, we're naturally looking ahead to the trends that will define hair colour in 2018.

  • 28 Party Dresses To Wear Now Through To New Year's Eve
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    28 Party Dresses To Wear Now Through To New Year's Eve

    Your diary is filling up, you're prepping your playlist, you're armed with all the Fenty Beauty shimmer you'll ever need: party season is upon us. Amid the red-cheeked merriment, mince pies and Mariah Carey, party season means party dressing. How are designers putting on the party this season?

  • How The Fashion Set Retain Their Personal Style During Pregnancy
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    How The Fashion Set Retain Their Personal Style During Pregnancy

    Fashion is a form of self-expression and can allow you to more confidently present your personal identity. With a number of the fashion set announcing pregnancies over the past year or so – from Susie Lau to Leandra Medine – we asked a few of our favourite dressers how they've tackled maternity style and how they're staying true to themselves while life throws bigger priorities their way. Trine Kjær has been running one of Denmark's most popular style sites since 2008.

  • Winter Date Night Spots Sure To Warm Your SO's Heart
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    Winter Date Night Spots Sure To Warm Your SO's Heart

    The days are getting colder and the nights are drawing in, but that's no reason to let romance go out of your life. Whether you've just swiped right, are trying to turn that Christmas party hookup into something more serious, or are celebrating your two-year anniversary with your SO, life's too short to Netflix and chill every single date night.