An Urban Decay ‘Game of Thrones’ Collection Is Coming

There are many reasons that to be counting the days until April, not the least of which is the return of HBO’s Game of Thrones for its eighth and final season, when we’ll finally learn who will reign on the Iron Throne. While the world has been anxiously awaiting new episodes and deep diving into every internet theory imaginable about Sansa, Arya, Daenerys, and her dragon children, the good people over at Urban Decay have been busy with their own baby: a Game of Thrones collection.

The show’s first-ever official makeup collaboration was announced via a somewhat cryptic Instagram post caption: “WE ARE READY ⚔️ #FORTHETHRONE #URBANDECAY @gameofthrones,” it reads, along with an image that can best be described as fierce.

The brand also teased the collection on Twitter, writing, “Worlds will collide,” along with a fire and ice emoji.

Back in 2017 there were rumors of GoT makeup, but it never came to pass. Perhaps, Urban Decay had the inside track since the company had previously worked with HBO on a collaboration for the show Vinyl. And the network has certainly seemed to lean into the marketing and merchandising of the show as it comes to a close. Remember that Thrones/Bud Light crossover ad at the Super Bowl?

Whatever forces made this collaboration a reality, we are here for it. While we don’t know many details yet (we’ll update this post once more intel surfaces), we do know that it’s arriving in April. From the released photos, it’s clear that the color palette will definitely not be as neutral as that of the Starks at Winterfell. That blue-ish teal shadow looks incredible—and fit for a queen like…Daenerys, perhaps?

But we still have so many questions. Will there be different palettes based on characters like Dany, Sansa, Cersei, and Arya? (Although, really would the youngest Stark daughter ever wear mascara? Unclear.) Is there a guyliner inspired by Jon Snow? And most importantly, how many products will there be for me to spend all my money on?

More details to come. But from the reactions on Twitter, it’s safe to say the line will be as much of a hit as the show.

The Sweet Reason Meghan Markle Didn’t Open Up Presents at Her Baby Shower

Meghan Markle‘s much-anticipated baby shower happened this past Wednesday, February 20. The star-studded event took place on New York City’s Upper East Side and reportedly featured jazz music, food by Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and flower-arranging activities.

One thing that didn’t happen at the shower, though, was present-opening. Gayle King, one of the celebrities who attended the baby shower, revealed Friday (February 22) on CBS This Morning that Markle opted not to open up her gifts during the actual celebration. And her reason is very sweet.

“She didn’t open up any of the gifts because she wants to do that when she and Harry are back together,” King said. “So I really don’t know what everybody got [her].”

King said a “good time was had by all” at the baby shower, which was also attended by Amal Clooney, Serena Williams, and Markle’s Suits co-star Abigail Spencer.

“She’s a very private person,” King also noted. “I think she should decide what she wants to say about [the shower].”

Watch King discuss this for yourself in the videos, below.

The only tidbit King reveals here is about the flower-arranging activity. “We all each made an individual base, and then Meghan, at the request, got in touch with an organization I’ve never heard of, and all of those [bases] were donated to different charities. I thought that was a very sweet thing. It just speaks to who she is: She’s very kind. She’s very generous and a really, really sweet person. I think her friends just wanted to celebrate her.”

King says Williams and Markle’s longtime friends Genevive Hillis and Jessica Mulroney hosted the shower: “It was a very small, private affair and just a very special time for her.

Kensington Palace announced in October 2018 that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were expecting their first child. She’s due this spring.

Jordyn Woods Spoke Out for the First Time Since the Tristan-Khloé Scandal

The Khloé Kardashian-Jordyn Woods-Tristan Thompson cheating drama has dominated pop-culture this entire week. Kardashian broke her silence on the incident yesterday, posting a series of cryptic quotes about betrayal and trust to Instagram Stories. And, now, Woods is speaking out about what happened—well, tangentially, at least.

The model and influencer made her first public appearance since the scandal Thursday night (February 21) at an event launching her false eyelashes line with Eylure. At one point during the evening, she took a microphone and seemed to address the Thompson-Kardashian situation. “Thank you guys for coming out and supporting me through everything that’s going on,” she said, according to Entertainment Tonight. “It’s been real, and Eylure has been super real with a project I’ve been working on for over nine months right now.”

Beauty and lifestyle influencer Jade Simone captured Jordyn Woods’ short speech on social media. Check it out for yourself, below:

If you’re unfamiliar about what happened this week, here’s a quick recap: On Tuesday (February 19), news broke Kardashian and Thompson were breaking up amid rumors he cheated on her with Woods, a.k.a Kylie Jenner’s best friend. Kardashian and her good friend Malika Haqq more or less confirmed this rumor when they commented “HARD FACTS” and a series of yelling emojis underneath an Instagram post about the story:

It’s been reported Woods moved out of Jenner’s home—where she was living—in light of this drama, but this hasn’t been confirmed.

Meanwhile, Kim Kardashian took to Twitter yesterday to defend Khloé after a troll asked why she would leave the house after being cheated on. (Khloé made her first public appearance on Wednesday at a work event for the style brand PrettyLittleThing.)

“Would you prefer she lose the 💰 too?” she tweeted. “A single mom has to work too boo! This was a professional commitment planned far in advance and you better believe she is not waiting on anyone to pay her bills or provide for her daughter. PERDIODT!!!”

The Best Fashion Week Street Style Boot Trends To Shop

Fashion Week happens in two weather extremes: the heat of the tail-end of summer and the bitter cold of mid-winter. The street style coming out of the latter always provides great shoe inspiration, since (most) people dress to not only to attend the shoes, but also to brace the elements. When you know you’ll be photographed in the snow, sleet, and rain of February, you get creative with your footwear choices.

Instead of narrow pumps, most of the Fashion Week crowd opted to wear some kind of boot, literally made for walking. There were on-trend cowboy boots, as well as of-the-moment square-toed boots; there were also more sensible lug-soled hiking boots, which are as unexpected as they are appreciated in the middle of winter.

Because it’s Fashion Week, most of these came from brands like Proenza Schouler, Tibi, and Ganni. But you can find the same styles either on sale or from much more affordable brands, like & Other Stories and Mango, for $200 or less. Shop the top five boot styles everyone was wearing in street style, ahead.

Tara Gonzalez is the associate commerce editor at Glamour; follow her at @tarigonzalez on Instagram.

Can You Find Love in a Rideshare?

“Sing me your tears, mockingbird, a mere 10 years, dancing on this earth, the sensitive boy, in the front row, with golden parents, flanking him, feels the emotions, of the novelist’s words, feels the actor’s hard work, behind the scenes, feels the injustice of a system that is broken. He’s the hope, he’s the vision of a new narrative, a new paradigm.”

As he read the poem, I kept Victor’s advice top of mind: “You only have five to 10 minutes.” So I asked Frank if he’d text me the poem, which he did. Then he asked me if I’d keep in touch. I was dropped off first and Frank disappeared into the night.

With congestion pricing in full effect in New York, and a limited budget for this adventure, I knew Frank was my best shot at a real rideshare date. So even though our age difference would typically be a red flag, I decided to go for it. We texted back and forth for a while, and in our exchanges I learned that he’s the kind of guy who spends his evenings writing letters by the fire, and awkwardly uses emoticons. Normally I’d consider that strike two and three, yet for the sake of my art, I still asked him out. He agreed, then ultimately ghosted, much like Nathan who by the end of the third season of Insecure got rebranded from Lyft Bae to Ghost Bae.

Overall, I have no regrets. I may have not found “the one” or even “the one for now,” but over those 11 rides I became bolder, more assertive, and better at pushing myself outside of my comfort zone. This weekend I even chatted up a Seth Cohen lookalike at a bar—and my DMs are officially open for business.

For those of you looking to find love in the backseat, I have a few final pieces of advice: Much like dating in general, your odds will always be higher at night; people are more relaxed, less focused on work or their to-do list for the day. Try to find something in the car you can both bond over. Maybe it’s the music, something you pass by, or even their jacket. If you’re on the introverted side, talk to the driver first and fold your co-rider into that conversation, instead of trying to talk one-on-one.

But above all—heed Victor’s advice. A rideshare doesn’t last forever, even in midtown traffic.

Samantha Leach is an assistant culture editor at Glamour. Follow her on Twitter @_sleach.

Kim Kardashian Is Not Here for This Troll’s Shady Tweet About Khloé and Tristan

Khloé Kardashian made her first appearance since the Tristan Thompson-Jordyn Woods cheating drama Wednesday night, February 20, in Los Angeles at a party for the style brand PrettyLittleThing. And, unfortunately, many people are spending hours analyzing Khloé’s face in pictures from the event. One outlet even went as far as to say she “failed to raise a smile” the entire evening. Ugh.

A second outlet had a similar opinion—only this time it caught Kim Kardashian‘s attention. “If someone cheats on you publicly. Y’all going outside the next day?” reads the tweet, which Kim wasted no time responding to.

“Would you prefer she lose the 💰 too?” she tweeted. “A single mom has to work too boo! This was a professional commitment planned far in advance and you better believe she is not waiting on anyone to pay her bills or provide for her daughter. PERDIODT!!!”

See Kim’s response for yourself, below. This is the first time any of Khloé’s sisters has spoken out—at least tangentially—about what happened.

We have a full recap of the Khloé-Tristan-Jordyn saga, but for those who just want a quick summary: News broke on Tuesday that Khloé and Tristan were breaking up amid rumors he cheated on her with Kylie Jenner’s best friend, Jordyn Woods. Everything out there about the situation is speculative at this point—though Khloé did post a few telling quotes to her Instagram Story. “The worst pain is gettin hurt by a person you explained your pain to,” reads one of them.

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Kim Kardashian is the first relative to address this drama. She was quite vocal the first time Tristan cheated on Khloé in April 2018—just days before Khloé gave birth. “Like, I don’t even know how to describe it besides it’s just so fucked up,” Kim told Ellen DeGeneres at the time.

7 Spring 2019 Color Trends That Aren’t the Expected Pastels

Spring is normally the time when you work yourself up to finally try some of the major fashion trends of the year. The weather has cleared up and the days are longer, but spring collections also tend to be a little more animated and colorful compared to the outerwear-heavy ones for fall. The list of things to try in 2019 is already pretty long so as you prep your wardrobe for the equinox, consider going back to the basics: Start with color.

“Spring colors” normally means pastels—shades of yellow, green, pink, blue, and purple that cleanse the palate after months of black, brown, navy, mustard, and burgundy. But the collections arriving in stores right now might inspire you to go a little bolder for Spring 2019 with golden yellows, lime greens, and bright oranges instead.

Shop some of the best pieces in these citrusy brights are available right now.

Khloé Kardashian Might Be the Next Bachelorette—and People Are Here For It

The only reality show more bonkers than The Bachelor is Keeping Up With the Kardashians, and those worlds might be colliding very soon. Mike Fleiss, creator of The Bachelor, tweeted Thursday afternoon (February 21) that Khloé Kardashian—yes, Khloé Kardashian—is in the running to be the next Bachelorette.

“@khloekardashian is very much in contention… Stay tuned! #TheBachelorette,” Fleiss tweeted before quickly following up with, “Any decision regarding @khloekardashian as the new #TheBachelorette will need to be approved by my dear friend @KrisJenner….” That last one is a given, obviously. I mean, the Kardashian-Jenners don’t breathe without Mama Kris’ sign-off. (Kidding.)

This Bachelorette rumor is coming either at the best or worst time for Kardashian. Just three days ago, news broke she and boyfriend Tristan Thompson were breaking up amid rumors he cheated on her with Kylie Jenner’s best friend, Jordyn Woods. Is Khloé ready to jump into the dating scene so quickly after that dramatic saga? Crazier things have happened on The Bachelor. That’s for sure.

And it’s a perfect match, if you think about it. Kardashian’s basically lived her entire life on television, so she could easily find love on The Bachelor. Maybe Mike Fleiss is onto something….

Of course, take this news with a grain of salt. The odds of Kardashian actually becoming the next Bachelorette are slim. She has an entire empire to tend to, not to mention her daughter, whom she welcomed with Tristan last April. Putting her life on hold for The Bachelorette would be an undertaking, to say the least.

But that’s not stopping fans from freaking out over this idea. “I mean there’s no way it’d happen but I’d love it,” one person tweeted. “She deserves to find love,” posted another.

Check out some more reactions for yourself, below:

If this does happen—and that’s a big if—one thing is certain: All the family cameos would be iconic. I mean, come on: Kris Jenner crashing a rose ceremony? TV doesn’t get any better than that.

Everything We Know About The Haunting of Hill House Season 2 on Netflix

The first season of Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House was both terrifying and gut-wrenchingly emotional—a perfect combination to draw in viewers. The series, loosely based on the 1959 novel by Shirley Jackson, told the story of the Crain family across two different timelines, as we tried to figure out how the ghosts (both literal and figurative) of their past may have caused the traumas of their present.

Though The Haunting of Hill House was a big hit, the story was largely wrapped up by the final episode. That isn’t stopping Netflix: The streaming service just announced that there will indeed be a second season. Well, sort of. Instead of revisiting the Crains and the ghosts of Hill House, the next season will become an installment in the anthology the service is calling The Haunting. That means season two will have a totally new story, setting, and characters. In other words, say goodbye to the Bent-Neck Lady and hello to some some as-yet-unseen ghost or creature to haunt our dreams.

If the whispers in the first teaser trailer are any indication, we’re in for another creepy ride:

Here’s everything we know so far about the new season.

1. The Release Date. No exact day has been set, but prepare to be very scared in 2020.

2. The House. While we don’t yet have much information about what lies inside, we do know that the Bly Manor is the new Hill House.

3. The Inspiration. The new season will be based on the works of Henry James. Bly Manor is the location of his novel, The Turn of the Screw.

4. The Cast and Crew. The cast has not been announced, but Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy will be developing and producing this new chapter. “Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy are masterful at creating authentically frightening stories that leave audiences on the edge of their seats, but unable to look away,” Cindy Holland, Vice President, Original Content at Netflix, said in a statement. “We’re excited to continue our partnership with them on The Haunting series and future projects to come.”

Does CBD for Anxiety Work?

I’m a bit of a self-care junkie. Part of my love affair with luxuriously long baths, weekly check-ins with my therapist, and “forest bathing” (which is really just a fancy way of saying “spending time outside”), is driven by the simple fact that it feels good. (Who doesn’t love to care for oneself, after all?) But the main reason I devote so much time and energy to self-care is to ward off my paralyzing anxiety. If left unchecked, the obsessive thoughts, shame spirals, and scathing internal dialogue hijack my brain, my body, and my joy. Self-care provides me with an active defense.

After years of living with anxiety, I’ve pretty much locked down the things that make me feel like my best (and least anxious) self, but I’m always on the lookout for new things to help ease my anxiety—if it has the potential to make me feel more calm, centered, and peaceful, I’m at least going to give it a shot.

Enter cannabidiol—better known as CBD—for anxiety. In case you’ve been living under a rock, this cannabis compound has seemingly taken over the world of wellness; it’s in gummies and baked goods, vape pens and post-workout smoothies, supplements and massage oils. And it’s easy to see why: CBD is a purported plant-based treatment for everything from muscle aches to seizures.

It also has the potential to treat anxiety.

I live in Oregon, land of legal dispensaries, so it didn’t take much to get CBD into my self-care routine. After a little trial and error, it became one of my favorite ways to help ease that constant gnawing in my chest. If I’m feeling anxious during the day, I’ll take a hit or two off of a pure CBD vape pen; it helps take the edge off, and because CBD isn’t intoxicating, I don’t have to worry about it getting in the way of work. If I have a million thoughts racing through my head when it hits the pillow, I’ll pop an edible with a high CBD-to-THC ratio to help me drift off to sleep. If I’m feeling physically tense (yet another fun side effect of anxiety!), I’ll throw some CBD-infused bath salts into the tub and take a nice, long soak. It’s been revolutionary.

Still, I had to wonder: Does CBD for anxiety actually work—or am I experiencing some kind of weed-inspired placebo effect?

First, some science: CBD is a chemical compound (known as a phytocannabinoid) that’s found in hemp and cannabis. It interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system, which has the potential to benefit the mind and body in a whole slew of ways—including in treating anxiety. (This is not the same as the high associated with weed—that comes courtesy of a different, psychoactive compound called THC.)

The research on CBD is early but promising; in one small study of 10 subjects with social anxiety, participants reported a significant decrease in anxiety after consuming 400 mg of CBD. A much larger 2015 analysis of 49 existing studies on CBD found strong evidence for CBD as a legit treatment for anxiety, panic disorder, OCD, and even post-traumatic stress disorder.

Researchers think CBD may have an impact on our serotonin receptors, which explains the anti-anxiety, anti-depression effect that so many CBD users report. “CBD also interacts with a neurotransmitter in our brain called GABA—Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid—which modulates our stress response,” says Emma Chasen, cannabis educator and medicinal plant expert. In other words, CBD may help your body combat stress on a physical and mental and emotional level, she says. When I use it, I’m left with the same warm and fuzzy sense of calm you might get from, say, a glass of wine. Minus the problematic side effects of alcohol.