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Body Hair in a Razor Ad? Thank Georgina Gooley

Gooley has always had her finger on the pulse of what women are feeling, even in extreme circumstances like the current pandemic. On May 12, Billie released a short film called “Are We Doing Video?” The project was entirely conceived and shot over Zoom, and shows the very real pressure women feel to apologize for their appearance on the plethora of video chats we’re suddenly attending.

“We’re continuing to challenge the societal pressures women feel to look a certain way, and that’s really been true of everything we do,” says Gooley. “We noticed that working on this project made us freer to open our video chats without hesitation. No more apologizing for bedhead, looking pasty, or feeling like a hot mess. We hope women everywhere start to feel the same sense of freedom. Of course, it’s going to take more than one film for us to completely stop apologizing for how we look but we really hope it’s a start.”

The fact that the brand sees shaving as part of a self-care routine, instead of a grooming routine, is what sets it apart. Gooley understands that some women feel their best with zero body hair, some feel best with full body hair, and it’s up to your desecration to change that at any time. She notes that she’s spoken to women about their shaving habits in quarantine, and while some are taking this time to grow out their hair and do away with shaving all together altogether, lots of women are actually taking this time to shave every day since it makes them feel good.

For Billie, it’s always been about meeting women where they are, and providing the best product possible, instead of enforcing some sort of unachievable ideal and enforcing rules. “That really is the crux of what we came out with initially, which was a great women’s razor that’s priced the same as a men’s razor,” say Gooley. “Taking out any of the pink tax and talking to women the way that I wish someone was talking to me, which was not telling me how I should look or how I should behave.”

Since Project Body Hair’s initial launch in 2017, the body hair market hasn’t changed drastically—there are still ads where women shave pelvis-high bushes into heart-shaped topiaries and women’s razors are still often more expensive than men’s—but the industry is starting to take nods from Billie. In 2018, Gillette released an ad owning up to its outdated beauty standards and showcasing a range of body types, skin tones, and yes, visible hair. Razor brand Flamingo often posts hairy toes on its Instagram, and although celebrities with visible body hair still make headlines, it’s usually met with praise, not disgust.

“[Project Body hair] was personal to me, personal to my team, and it’s been amazing to put that out there and have so many people not only care about the message but share their own body hair and rally together to change the stereotypes that we’ve been living with for so long,” says Gooley. “I’m super proud to be part of a team that created this, but also just really proud to be in a time where women are banding together. We’re not taking it anymore, right? The status quo isn’t good enough, and we’re going to rewrite it.”

Bella Cacciatore is the beauty associate at Glamour. Follow her on Instagram @bellacacciatore_.

Looks Like We May Know When Mulan Will Arrive On Disney+

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The entertainment industry has come to a halt due to global health concerns, resulting in a ton of changes that should be felt over the next few years. After theaters closed, a number of highly anticipated blockbuster were delayed, including Disney’s live-action Mulan movie. Niki Caro’s blockbuster was pushed back a number of months, with an intended theatrical release of July 24th. But now it looks like we may also know when Mulan will eventually be available to stream on Disney+.

37 Best Memorial Day Clothing Sales 2020: Nordstrom, Coach, Everlane, & More

Everlane: Everlane’s Choose What You Pay Sale is one of those early bird deals (it’s been live for over a week) that lasts until stock sells out. Consider it your first stop for up to 50% off summer staples like lightweight tees and versatile denim jackets.

Everlane The Denim Button-Front Pencil Skirt

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Everlane The Denim Jacket

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Cole Haan: Slip into some new walking shoes with up to 70% off sale styles through June 3.

Verishop: Get up to 70% off popular fashion labels like Rhode, Joie, Baum und Pferdgarten, Billie the Label, and more. Oh, and did we mention it’s got two-day free shipping and returns?

Joie Polli Ruffled Long-Sleeve Top

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Sancia The Isabel High-Rise Wide-Leg Pants

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Madewell: With things finally heating up, you can start to get excited about summer fashion again. Take 30% off all dresses and sandals with the code HAPPYTOGETHER from May 19 until May 26.

Madewell Embroidered Button-Back Tiered Sundress

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Madewell The Boardwalk Double-Strap Slide Sandals

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Moda Operandi: Shop new season styles up to 50% off from luxury brands like Khaite, Ulla Johnson, and Zimmermann. No code needed.

Ciao Lucia Ezio Cotton Top

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Margherita Resin and Faux Pearl Hairclips (Set of 2)

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Universal Standard: The size-inclusive brand rarely does sitewide sales, but it’s made an exception this year with 25% off everything on May 25. If you haven’t shopped from the brand before—it’s known for its elevated basics, so you can score a ton of dresses, silk midis, and pretty loungewear for less. The brand is also running another sweet deal: $65 for a pair of jeans from May 22 until May 24.

Universal Standard Bridget Jogger

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Universal Standard Bae Boyfriend Crop Jeans

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Tanya Taylor: Add some color to your wardrobe with Tanya Taylor’s printed dresses and tops, which are up to 50% until May 25. No code needed. For every order, the brand will also be donating a portion of funds for a face mask in conjunction with its #MakeAMask campaign.

DL1961: A pioneer in sustainably-made denim, get up to 30% DL1961’s women’s, men’s, and kids’ sections until May 25. The discount will be automatically applied at checkout—and includes items on sale too.

DL1961 Hepburn High Rise Wide Leg

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DL1961 Taryn Cropped Oversized Jacket

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Falconeri: Swap your terry sweatshirts for one of Falconeri’s lightweight cashmere sweaters, now at 20% off from May 21 through May 25.

Best Memorial Day Athleisure Sales

Alo Yoga: It’s hard to pass up an Alo sale—especially when things are 50% off. Get everything from leggings to cozy hoodies at half price from May 21 through May 25.

Carbon 38: Now that the weather is ripe for socially distant activities (hi, rollerblading), you can totally justify those neon-colored bike shorts (you have to commit, right?). From Koral to All Access, Carbon38 has all the cool athleisure brands you’ll want to add to cart, with up to 80% from May 20 to May 25 with the code MDW2020.

Nike: Early morning walks call for colorful kicks to pop against your monochromatic joggers—and Nike has hundreds of styles up to 40% off.

Nike Yoga 7/8 Tights

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Nike Joyride Run Flyknit

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REI: Planning a hike or trip to the lake? Save up to 30% off on gear and clothing through May 25 when you shop at REI.

Bandier: Add some fresh loungewear—at 30% off—to your current rotation with matching sets from P.E. Nation, Sold Out NYC, Spiritual Gangster, and more. No code is needed to activate the promo, which runs from May 21 through May 25.

Zappos: The multi-brand shoe mecca currently has a ton of deals going on, including select styles from Nike and Vans up to 25% off from May 19 through May 25—no code needed.

Nike Air Max Oketo

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Vans ComfyCush Slip-On

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Year of Ours: Workout dresses more your thing? Check out Year of Ours for some of the most fashion-forward iterations we’ve seen yet. The brand will take off 30% from May 22 through May 25 when you apply the code DRESSME at checkout.

Avatar 2 Has A Date To Continue Filming, And It’s Soon

New Zealand was a country that went into complete lockdown when the pandemic started and while there was a time that production could have continued, people coming into New Zealand from outside the nation would have had to stay in two week quarantine upon arrival, so it got to the point where filming, when it could have been possible, wasn’t functional, and thus production was closed. However, it looks like the island nation is now coming out the other side, at least enough to let the Avatar team into the country, and that means that the Avatar sequels can get down to business

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Reportedly Made This Classic Cocktail for Their Anniversary

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry‘s wedding anniversary celebrations are starting to sound more like the ones we have and way less like those of a duke and duchess.

We, quite frankly, love to see it. The couple’s second anniversary fell on May 19, not long after they (along with baby Archie) relocated to Los Angeles. A source told Harper’s Bazaar additional details about their day, which included less time working and more time relaxing.

Harper’s Bazaar royals correspondent Omid Scobie reports Markle and Harry “enjoyed a low-key anniversary celebration, spending part of the day looking back at their 2018 wedding with a number of people over video calls—including some of the vendors who helped bring their Windsor Castle ceremony and receptions to life.” His source said, “They all reminisced about what a beautiful and magical day it was.” Hopefully, they were able to squeeze in some family calls to Markle’s mom Doria, Prince Charles, and the Cambridges, as well.

The source also had some details on the food and beverage menu for the day: Mexican and margaritas. There are few places in the country with as amazing Mexican food as Los Angeles, so we wholeheartedly approve this decision. Did they go full Taco Tuesday, or was it more of a burrito and fajita night? We’d love to know. Do you think they went for frozen margs? Is Harry a salt or no salt guy? Did their pal George Clooney send over a few bottles of Casamigos? These are the important questions we need answered.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry recently threw a low-key party at home to celebrate Archie’s first birthday. “Meghan made the cake—strawberries and cream,” a source told People magazine in a recent article. “And Harry helped with decorations and blew up balloons.”

We continue to stan these highly relatable royals—and raise a margarita to their two years of marriage.

Charli XCX Reworks A Clique Ode, Donna Missal Vents About Love, And More Songs We Like

Due to quarantine and social distancing guidelines, people feel more disconnected than ever. However, music always brings people together, so Ilse DeLange and Michael Schulte’s collaboration couldn’t have dropped at a more opportune time. In this Dutch/German team-up, “Wrong Direction” brings two artists together to lyrically discuss the disconnect in a relationship — oh, the irony. “Wrong Direction” finds the perfect balance between nostalgia and modernity, composed of a comforting, country-pop melody layered with fresh, alternating vocals that complement each other beautifully. They just don’t make duets like this anymore — simple, classic, effortless. Just the thing we need right now. —Sarina Bhutani

Ben Affleck Responds To The Snyder Cut Announcement, Thanks Fans For Their Support

Ben Affleck brought a hulking physicality and jaded world view to his version of Bruce Wayne, which debuted in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. He eventually reprised his role in Suicide Squad and Justice League, before hanging up the cowl and cape for good. But now that Zack Snyder’s original vision is coming to HBO Max, gifting us more footage of Batfleck in the process. The 47 year-old actor recently spoke to the alternate cut of Justice League, saying:

Anna Kendrick Says She’ll ‘Tear Your Face Off’ If She Doesn’t Eat As Soon As She Wakes Up

Today is the day I learned that Hollywood star Anna Kendrick and I have something very important in common: We both wake up starving. Mind you, we end up eating completely different things, which is how she still looks like Anna Kendrick, and I more closely resemble the late, great John Candy. But it’s strangely comforting when, during an interview regarding her health and wellness, Kendrick reveals the bodily harm she will inflict if she doesn’t eat immediately after getting out of bed.

Universal Standard Memorial Day Sale 2020: Shop Jeans For $65

At this point, you may be ready to burn your entire PJs collection and cancel sweatpants for good, but not before shopping the Universal Standard Memorial Day Sale. This weekend only, the size-inclusive brand is offering all jeans styles for $65, and there’s truly something for everyone. If you’re not fully ready for a form-fitting denim moment, the selection includes roomy boyfriend styles that won’t leave your current homebody routine too shook. Or if you want nothing more than to get into a snug pair of skinny jeans as we take steps towards a new version of normalcy, the sale still has you covered.

The direct-to-consumer fashion brand took the industry by storm with its radically-inclusive sizing in 2015, flipping the traditional size chart on its head and reworking it for women of all shapes and sizes, without sacrificing style. The selection of modern basics is made for a variety of bodies, bringing the relaxed yet polished aesthetic to so many more women. So whether you have a hard time finding jeans that fit you properly, or are just itching to wear a pair of real pants again, shop our favorite jeans from the Universal Standard Memorial Day Sale, ahead. FYI, the savings don’t stop at bottoms—come May 25, you can shop everything else from Universal Standard at 25% off.

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