• Refinery29 Loves…What To Shop & See This Week
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    Refinery29 Loves…What To Shop & See This Week

    Welcome to Refinery29 Loves, our weekly bulletin where you'll find the best things to shop and see in fashion right now.From a pop-up shop from 'the Net-A-Porter of sustainable fashion' to a beautiful photo book paying homage to the legend of Dior, here's what we're getting excited about in fashion this week. Rêve En Vert Pop-Up Our favourite luxury sustainable platform, Rêve En Vert is hosting a pop-up shop at The Factory in Dalston, just in time for Christmas. ...

  • Why Olaplex No. 6 Is Worth The Hype
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    Why Olaplex No. 6 Is Worth The Hype

    In my experience, any mention of Olaplex is coupled with a comment about its efficacy for preserving highlights or healing hair post-bleach. Secretly, I wanted to feel a part of the Olaplex fan club, of which I had actively excluded myself because I don’t have a colourist. For background, the Olaplex No. 6 formula is designed as a leave-in styling cream to both hydrate dry hair and eliminate frizz.

  • The Crown Season 3 Binge Club: Episode 1-9
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    The Crown Season 3 Binge Club: Episode 1-9

    A 10 is speaking, and her name is Olivia Colman. The Oscar-winning actress has landed in the role of Queen Elizabeth on The Crown, picking up the reigns from previous actress Claire Foy. In season 3, which arrived on Netflix on 17th November, Tobias Menzies and Helena Bonham Carter round out this new, grown-up crew of royals, and bring 13 years of British history to life.

  • Alessandro Michele Designed A Gucci Call Centre (& It’s Gorgeous)
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    Alessandro Michele Designed A Gucci Call Centre (& It’s Gorgeous)

    Fresh off of its most recent scandal involving a black sweater that, worn together with a matching balaclava, would give the appearance of blackface, Gucci’s business is better than ever. “The normal offices are not like this,” he clarified.

  • Reese Witherspoon Is Completely Miscast In The Morning Show
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    Reese Witherspoon Is Completely Miscast In The Morning Show

    Warning: This story contains minor spoilers for The Morning Show on Apple TV+. This is the point in the buzzy new Apple TV+ workplace drama in which we, the audience, is supposed to buy into Bradley as a flawed underdog hothead so fed up with the state of her country and her career that she cannot contain her fury. When big-city producers looking for an edgy new host pluck her from the local news trenches to appear on a national morning show (and through a series of shocking events, she ends up as the co-anchor), we’re meant to believe it’s a groundbreaking hire.

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    New Music To Know: Phé Whatevers Digital Life, Kaash Paige Goes Viral & More

    Ever since my first job at MTV working as a music programmer, I can’t stop trying to match people with music they might like. So, I wrote a book called Record Collecting for Girls and started interviewing musicians. The Music Concierge is a column where I share music I’m listening to that you might enjoy, with a little context. Get everything I’ve recommended this year on Spotify, follow me on Twitter or Facebook, and leave a comment below telling me what you’re listening to this week.Phé “wtv, it’s cool”

  • AOC Swoops In To Defend Taylor Swift From Predatory Execs
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    AOC Swoops In To Defend Taylor Swift From Predatory Execs

    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stepped in to defend Taylor Swift on Friday after the singer posted an emotional letter to her fans. According to Swift, music execs Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun are blocking her from performing or re-recording her older songs, or using footage of those songs in a reported upcoming Netflix special. On Thursday, Swift posted an impassioned message on Twitter about how Braun and Borchetta are allegedly attempting to keep her from releasing the new Netflix special or performing a medley of her songs at the American Music Awards.

  • Queen & Slim Get The Powerful Soundtrack They Deserve
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    Queen & Slim Get The Powerful Soundtrack They Deserve

    The soundtrack dropped Friday from the iconic Motown Records, ahead of Queen & Slim’s US release later this week, and the UK cinema release later in January. The incident goes viral, and the two (him a retail employee, her a criminal defence lawyer) go on the run and become national figures. A new, fiery Megan Thee Stallion track kicks off the proceedings, followed by original songs by artists including Lauryn Hill — her track “Guarding The Gates” is her first new music in five years, Rolling Stone reports, though fans might recognise it from her live shows.

  • From Timothée To Tevas, 2019’s Best Fashion Moments
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    From Timothée To Tevas, 2019’s Best Fashion Moments

    Analysing this data, from most-searched to most-sold, and measuring coverage from the media and social platforms, Lyst has summarised the world of fashion and its key moments this year, from spider brooches to Tevas, streetwear to Timothée Chalamet.

  • Money Diary: A Junior Doctor In New Zealand On 50k
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    Money Diary: A Junior Doctor In New Zealand On 50k

    Welcome to Money Diaries, where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking a cross-section of women how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period – and we're tracking every last penny.This week: "I moved to New Zealand about eight months ago for a bit of a change. I found a job as a junior doctor in a small hospital in a small town. Overall it has been good but I definitely have moments when I wish I was closer to home and my family. ...

  • Black Women Share Shocking Stories Of Hair Discrimination At Work
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    Black Women Share Shocking Stories Of Hair Discrimination At Work

    Racial discrimination against natural hair is now illegal in California and New York after new laws were passed earlier this year. The move was seen as a huge milestone for the black community across the pond, with Thandie Newton praising the change, yet it left some black British women scratching their chins and wondering when the same would happen in the UK. Workplace discrimination – on the basis of gender, race or religion – is illegal in the UK.

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    Where Are The Good Dating Apps For Queer Women?

    Travel enthusiast @renegadepilgrim (aka Heather Knight) was initially quite confused when she checked her Instagram account in August 2018 and found dozens of new followers and message requests. The Portland local soon realised why when she saw that her submission to the cult queer Instagram account @_personals_ had finally been posted. Inspired by the personal ads found at the back of On Our Backs, a queer women’s magazine published between 1984 and 2006 in San Francisco, @_personals_ was founded by New York-based photo editor Kell Rakowski.

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    This Is How Many Men Think It’s “Unprofessional” To Discuss Periods At Work

    Periods are a totally natural part of life for many women, but we still have plenty of work to do when it comes to tackling period poverty, and breaking down the lingering stigma that surrounds them. According to a new study, nearly a third of men (32%) consider it “unprofessional” for women to discuss their periods in the workplace. The study of 2,000 office workers by Initial Washroom Hygiene also found that nearly half of women (48%) would feel uncomfortable talking about period-related ailments such as period cramps with their manager.

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    7 Things From The Prince Andrew Interview That Everyone Is Talking About

    It’s indicative of just how damaging Prince Andrew’s relationship with late, disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein could prove to the Queen’s third child, and the monarchy generally, that he agreed to sit down with Newsnight‘s Emily Maitlis for a grimly fascinating grilling. The Prince’s friendship with Epstein was explored thoroughly in last month’s Channel 4 documentary Dispatches: The Prince and the Paedophile. Prince Andrew has previously released press statements concerning his connections with Epstein, but this was the first time he’s been questioned in depth about why he chose to associate with a convicted sex offender.

  • Your Horoscope This Week
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    Your Horoscope This Week

    Prepare to reflect upon your inner thoughts on Tuesday when the Moon enters her 3rd quarter in courageous Leo. Action planet Mars enters magnetic Scorpio on Tuesday, helping us to make smarter moves. Consider your current vocabulary on Wednesday as Messenger Mercury moves direct in Scorpio.

  • 5 Anti-Frizz Hair Products Tried & Tested By R29 Staffers
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    5 Anti-Frizz Hair Products Tried & Tested By R29 Staffers

    There's absolutely nothing wrong with frizz, but if you want to try a sleek and smooth hairstyle those small, flyaway strands can be annoying. There are a handful of things that tend to cause frizz, such as genetics and breakage as a result of heat damage from styling tools, but the most common factors at this time of year are rainy weather and winter humidity. The forecast looks wet for November, so in a bid to keep our hair in place, we tried 5 popular products, which claim to keep frizzy strands on lockdown. Here are the verdicts... ...

  • The 5 Knitwear Trends Ruling Autumn
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    The 5 Knitwear Trends Ruling Autumn

    While the weather outside is certainly frightful, we're secretly happy that knitwear season is upon us. Whether it's settling in at the cinema (we can't be the only ones excited for the new Star Wars), finding a corner in a dimly lit pub (beside a roaring fire, natch) or cooking up a feast at home (find the best winter recipes here), it's all about keeping cosy over the next few months. Thankfully, there is a host of sweet knitwear making hibernation all the more appealing. ...

  • Bella Hadid Reveals Her Runway Lingerie Insecurities & How Fenty Changed The Game For Her
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    Bella Hadid Reveals Her Runway Lingerie Insecurities & How Fenty Changed The Game For Her

    On the runway, Bella Hadid exudes confidence — but she doesn’t always feel as powerful as she looks. Hadid opened up about her ongoing behind-the-scenes struggles in an interview at this year’s Vogue Fashion Festival, sharing that she never felt completely comfortable modeling lingerie until she walked her first Savage x Fenty show in 2018. “For me, that was the first time on a runway that I felt really sexy,” Hadid said at the Paris festival.

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    So, Which Party Has The Most Female Candidates For The General Election?

    At present, 1,120 (or 33.7%) of 3,322 registered candidates are women, analysis by the Press Association has found. Just 973 female candidates participated in the 2017 general election, the BBC reports, which marked a significant drop from the all-time high of 1,033 female candidates in 2015.

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    Here’s Why Millennial Women Find It Harder To Afford A Flat

    One of the most disappointing – and damaging to people’s everyday lives – is the so-called “gender rent gap”. Because millennial women generally earn less than millennial men, a higher proportion of their salary tends to go on rent. In fact, according to a new study of 6,000 British flat-sharers by SpareRoom, 27% of millennial women are spending more than half of their salary on rent – compared to just 17% of millennial men.

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    Confessions Of…An Unpaid Fashion Intern

    According to a recent study, 39% of graduates in their 20s have done an internship. And of the employers who offer internships, almost half (48%) admit to offering them unpaid.

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    Oh No, I Fancy Prince Charles In The Crown

    There’s a passage in The Diana Chronicles, Tina Brown’s biography of the late Princess of Wales, that baffled me. Suddenly adopting the flowery cadences of a bad romance novelist to describe a twentysomething Prince Charles, she starts waxing lyrical about his magnetic appeal – and it’s enough to make even the most ardent royalist feel a bit queasy. “The Prince has always been more glamorous in person than in pictures, where the flyaway ears tend to dominate,” Brown writes.

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    You Have 12 New Netflix Treats To Binge This Weekend — Here’s What’s Worth Watching

    This week, Netflix belongs to The Crown. Now, Oscar-winner Olivia Colman is on the throne as Queen Elizabeth II, taking the Emmy-favourite drama into the 1960s and 1970s. On Friday, 15thNovember, we receive a rollickingly fun docuseries starring Charli XCX, a thriller led by an Oscar-winner, an animated holiday movie, and, as usual, some more bingeable foreign content.

  • A Glossier Pop-Up Shop Is Coming To London – Here Are All The Details
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    A Glossier Pop-Up Shop Is Coming To London – Here Are All The Details

    View this post on Instagram Good morning Boston! We are officially open at 85 Northern Ave in the Seaport District ?✨ A post shared by Glossier (@glossier) on Aug 7, 2019 at 8:00am PDT

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    “We Deserve Love Stories”: Trans Women On The Highs & Lows Of Dating In 2019

    Trans visibility is better than it ever has been but trans women in happy, loving relationships with men are almost completely absent from mainstream media. With perhaps the exception of Janet Mock, whose New York Times bestseller Redefining Realness documents her relationship and marriage, it is rare to see trans women publicly loved and desired. This lack of visibility makes it easy to draw the conclusion that trans women aren't lovable, which has an understandable effect on their self-esteem (especially early in their transition).