Yes, ‘Plant Styling’ Is an Art—Here’s How to Do It Yourself

Our collective fascination with houseplants has yielded a crop of uniquely millennial jobs, and plant styling—as in, making a living by decorating homes, offices, and restaurants with carefully selected foliage—sits at the top of that list. It’s no secret that plants are scientifically proven to reduce stress, but the coronavirus saw an uptick in the rare plant market, and nurseries all over the country experienced a boom in sales even before re-opening was a consideration. Take one scroll through Instagram and you’ll find there’s more visibility for plantfluencers, plant professionals, and start-ups in the wake of the pandemic—sparking a recent interior design and lifestyle shift toward greenery

We’re guessing you’ve accumulated some (if not a boatload of) leafy friends over the past year, and if you even have the faintest green thumb, you may have tried your hand at taking moody shots of your living companions. But what you’ve likely discovered is that styling houseplants is actually a very tricky business. 

Luckily, there are people like Lisa Muñoz, founder of Leaf and June and author of House Planted, who’ve been styling plants professionally for years. “A friend of mine was like, ‘You’re really good at decorating with plants. Have you ever thought of doing that professionally?’ That was seven years ago, and I’ve been doing plant design full-time ever since,” Muñoz tells Glamour. So if you’re wondering why your vibrant green babies aren’t exactly popping in your pictures, keep scrolling. We asked Muñoz to share all of her tips for styling greenery in your own space—plus the products she swears by as a full-time plant stylist. 

Tip 1: Assess your environmental conditions

First and foremost, you want to bring in plants that will thrive in your space. “I think a lot of people buy plants for aesthetic reasons, but so much of plant styling is about the environmental conditions,” says Muñoz. She recommends assessing the natural light in your home as well as your lifestyle, schedule, and experience caring for plants before going to the plant shop. Ask yourself questions like, does my home receive bright direct, bright indirect, moderate, or low light? Do I have drafty windows? Tons of air conditioning vents? Overpowering heat and humidity? Your answers will help you select the right plants for your space. “All of these environmental factors will impact the health of your plants,” she adds.

Tip 2: Stock up on plant care tools

Care essentials like a watering can and pruning shears help make plants and plant care a more permanent part of your life. “While there are more budget-conscious options, I personally love Haws watering cans, Felco pruning shears, Terrain’s potting scoop, and the All Seasons horticultural oil to ward off pests and treat fungal infections or diseases,” says Muñoz. 

Haws Copper Watering Can & Mister

$158

Terrain

Felco One-Hand Pruning Shears

$58

Grow Organic

Barebones for Terrain Potting Scoop

$36

Terrain

Bonide All Seasons Horticultural Oil Spray

$10

Gardener’s Supply Company

Tip 3: Compliment your existing decor with planters & pots 

Playing off your existing design aesthetic really comes down to the planters and pots. “If you want to keep things classic, perhaps terracotta is the way to go. If your space is minimal and clean, planters with simple, cylindrical shapes in grey, white, or black tones may be best. If you gravitate toward an eclectic design style, lean into that with bright, colorful planters in unique shapes and silhouettes,” she explains.

Plant shapes and colors also vibe with certain aesthetics. “Plants with a structured growth habit, like Sansevieria, pair well with a clean, streamlined design style. [While] sprawling plants, like Monstera, will make your space feel a bit more wild and free,” Muñoz says. Whatever you chose, your plants and planters should compliment you and your personality!

Terracotta Pots

Mid-Century Turned Wood Planters

$126

West Elm

Capra Designs Summit Planter

$108

Garmentory

Orb Hanging Planters

Tip 4: Less is more 

While social media may make you want to fill your home with houseplants as quickly as possible, it’s important to start small, especially if you have limited experience caring for them. “Whether you start with a single laid-back statement plant in an empty corner or a few small windowsill dwellers, easing yourself into plant parenthood is always a good idea,” says Muñoz. “Plus, you only really need a splash of greenery to elevate a space—you don’t want to overwhelm your existing decor. Buy a few plants and let the design unfold from there!” 

Tip 5: Play with texture, color, shape, and height

When it comes to grouping plants together, Muñoz considers both aesthetics and care. “Clustering moisture-loving or sun-loving plants together will simplify your watering schedule and make your life a bit easier.” From a design perspective, ”I love mixing varied textures, colors, shapes, and heights to add visual interest to a space,” she adds. “Doing this creates eye-catching contrast and allows each plant to have its own voice, so to speak.” 

Chinese Fan Palm

$195

Bloomscape

Best Sellers Duo

$115

The Sill

Succulents for Beginners

$45

Succulents Box

Hypoestes Collection

$65

Bloomscape

Tip 6: Never underestimate the power of a statement plant 

When in doubt, go as big and lush as possible! “I love taking advantage of high ceilings or empty corners and filling them with an oversized tree or a trio of plants at staggered heights, if space allows,” shares Muñoz. “These design focal points draw the eye in and really eliminate the need for dozens upon dozens of houseplants.”

Megan Fox Has a Brilliant Reason for Listening to Britney Spears When She’s Scared on Planes

Before COVID-19 times, Megan Fox was constantly traveling for work. The only problem? She hates flying. 

“There was a point where I was working in New York and I also lived in L.A., so every four days I was flying,” she said to Kelly Clarkson on the American Idol singer’s talk show in May. “And I was, like, ‘I’m kind of pushing the statistics now,’ because I’m flying so often. That’s where the fear came from. It’s, like, [if] you fly twice a year, you’re good, but not if you’re flying twice a week.” 

So how did Fox overcome her fear of flying? She turned to music, specifically old-school Britney Spears, and her reason is brilliant. 

“Even if you hit turbulence and you’re like, ‘I don’t like how this feels,’ I would throw on certain music that I just knew I wasn’t gonna die to,” she said. “For me, that was Britney Spears, like, the archives. The Oops album.”

Fox then sang a line from Spears’s hit “I’m Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman”—which is actually from the pop icon’s third album, Britney—and said, “That’s not the soundtrack to my death. That always made me feel better. You’re not gonna meet God on an, ‘Oh baby, baby’ and then you’re dead and know all the mysteries to the universe.” 

Watch Megan Fox explain this for yourself, below. Start around the five-minute mark. 

Honestly, she makes a great point. Bubblegum pop is just too happy of a music genre to die to—which is why she says certain sad songs, like “Dust in the Wind” by Kansas, should be banned on planes. “You might go down with that song,” she said, jokingly. 

Clarkson then recommended Fox make a playlist of plane-friendly songs, and I agree. Drop your recs, Meg! The aerophobes of the world need them. 

Vanessa Hudgens Started Dating Her BF After Meeting on Zoom and Sliding Into His DMs

Vanessa Hudgens teased a new relationship back in November 2020, but she waited until Valentine’s Day to go Instagram official with Major League Baseball player Cole Tucker. “It’s you, it’s me, it’s us. @cotuck,” she wrote alongside a pic of the pair kissing (and a bucket hat I really want). 

While Hudgens later revealed to Entertainment Tonight that she met her man on Zoom, she just gave Drew Barrymore all the details about how it went down. It all started after her breakup from Austin Butler in January 2020, just a few months before the COVID-19 lockdown began.

“I remember in quarantine I was like, cool, I’m single now and I can’t meet anybody, so I guess I’ll go on a dating app,” she said during her appearance on The Drew Barrymore Show. “But I always said I would never go on a dating app, and then I found myself on a dating app and I was like, ‘I hate myself!’” So Hudgens stopped using the app and “gave up for a minute.” That may have been the right move, considering all the celebs supposedly being exposed on Raya and other apps. 

While Vanessa Hudgens’s quarantine was off to a bad start after that COVID-19 scandal, things turned around for her love life, at least, when a friend invited her to join their weekly Zoom meditation group.

“Everyone’s sending, like, GIFs of themselves,” she told Barrymore regarding their group chat, which apparently included Joe Jonas and Wilmer Valderrama. “Then there’s, like, a GIF in the group chat of a baseball player, and he’s slamming onto a base and I thought it was a joke. So I just responded, ‘hot.’” But when she got on the Zoom, Cole Tucker was actually there.  

Barrymore then asked Hudgens who made the first move. “I’m such a go-getter. If I want something or someone, I’m going after him,” she replied. “I fully just slid into his DMs and was like, ‘Hey it was nice to meet you.’ I think there’s no shame in making the first move. If you want it, why wait for someone else to give you what you want?”

Great advice.


37 Summer Wedding Guest Dresses for Every Kind of Ceremony

So much was put on hold in 2020, so if you’re shopping for summer wedding guest dresses, someone in your life is probably approaching their special, long-awaited day. As vaccinations roll out and cities reopen across the country, lovebirds are coming out of quarantine to make their dream nuptials a reality—whether they decide to do a low-key ceremony or opt for the increasingly popular “mini-mony.” 

For those who are kicking off summer single, dating, or in a coronavirus-proof relationship, there’s plenty to celebrate—you can dress to the nines and attend a wedding without cell phones flashing at you from every direction. And while most big bashes have been replaced with more intimate gatherings, celebrating love is still as delightful as ever, especially after a harrowing year. So whether you’re headed to a breezy beachside setting or a rooftop soirée, shop our selection of summer wedding guest dresses that will get the job done.

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Sarah Drew Says Her Grey’s Anatomy Return Is Setting Japril Up for a ‘Great Journey’

Grey’s Anatomy fans experienced some bittersweet feelings during May 6th’s episode. On the one hand, April (Sarah Drew) returned and revealed to Jackson (Jesse Williams) that her marriage had ended. This, of course, opens the door for a Japril romance reunion, which is exciting. 

But the episode also marked the beginning of the end for Williams: His last episode of the show will be on May 20th. Jackson and April will now both be in Boston, so does that mean they’ll get back together? 

Drew has thoughts—and they’ll make fans happy. When asked by reporters if she thinks Jackson and April are endgame, she said (per Entertainment Tonight), “I am deciding that they are. I think we’re leaving it up to the audience to come to whatever conclusion that makes them happiest. But I’ve never been shy about wanting Japril to be endgame. It’s what I’ve wanted the whole time. One of the biggest heartbreaks about me leaving in season 14 is that they didn’t get to be endgame. That was one of my biggest heartbreaks. Who knows what happens when they make their way to Boston. I think there’s a great deal of hope that’s there.” 

Naturally, fans are clamoring for a Grey’s Anatomy spin-off centering on Jackson and April in Boston. And while nothing’s officially in the works, Drew is all for it. She even has specific ideas.

“How cool would that show be?” she said. “I gotta be honest. I’ve been on Twitter and Japril was, I think, trending worldwide all day. It was absolute insanity. When I read the script [for May 6th’s episode], even just going on set to get my COVID test before we started shooting it, running into crew members and they were like, ‘Oh, we thought this was a spin-off.’ It feels like it’s setting up for a really great journey. And I was like, ‘I know.’ How amazing and needed is a show about racial justice in the medical field and inequity and equality? How amazing would that be?”

“Setting up for a really great journey.” That’s the phrase I’m latching onto. Does it mean anything? No, but at least it shows Drew is excited about the possibilities. Now, we just have to get Jesse Williams on board. And Shonda Rhimes! 

Rihanna Debuts New Pixie Cut in $22,000 Tie-Dye Dior Jacket

Rihanna presented her new pixie cut to the world in the most covetable outfit I’ve seen since she paired boxers with a denim skirt.

On May 6, the singer-actor-Fenty mogul was spotted entering the Giorgio Baldi restaurant in Los Angeles, California sporting new short hair. While Rihanna was not wearing a mask—welcome back, red lipstick—you can see one at the ready in her hand. (The CDC has announced that fully vaccinated citizens can begin venturing outside without face coverings.) 

In 2021 alone, Rihanna has already rocked curtain bangs, long braids, and even a mullet. Now, she’s bringing back her Good Girl Gone Bad-era pixie cut, this time with baby bangs reminiscent of her 2012 VMAs look. “The only thing my mom didn’t let me do was dye my hair black and cut it short,” the megastar once told Sarah Paulson for Interview Magazine. “I’d wanted to do that since I was 14 and she was like, ‘No, not having it.’” 

Well, look at her now:

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Hair-envy aside, can we get some commotion for this outfit? From top-down, the Haus of Rihanna Instagram account reports that Rihanna rocked a $22,000 vintage tie-dye Dior jacket over a cropped shirt with chain accents by Hyein Seo, green and white leather pants by Chrome Hearts, and a pair of sold-out heels by The Attico. 

White was the obvious theme for her accessories. Rihanna topped off the look with Versace sunglasses and a statement belt buckle from R13. As for jewelry, she layered a vintage necklace by Eleuteri with a yellow diamond lariat necklace from XIV KARATS and added a stunning ring by Elizabeth Gage.

Jayley Tie Waist Borg Coat

$61.85

Jayley

Wilson Sunglasses

$220

Illesteva

The Rivington Ribbed Tank

Tie-Dye Cropped Jeans

$344$172

MSMG

Looking at this fit, I can’t help but think of a quote from Rihanna’s 2018 interview with Elle.com. “I am a savage, so everything I do is gonna be savage,” she said. “Savage is not about looking sexy, it’s not about the product—it’s all about you. It’s all about how you feel. You cannot fake sexy, what you need to do is find it. Clear all that negative shit out, get to your sexy, and own it—that shit is yours.”


Anna Faris Opens Up About Why She Kept Blaming Herself for Her Son’s Premature Birth

Anna Faris and her ex-husband, Chris Pratt, welcomed their son, Jack, in 2012, seven weeks before his due date. And during a virtual event in May for the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth (GAPPS), the Scary Movie actor opened up about this experience. 

“I was 35—a geriatric pregnancy, as my OB-GYN delicately put it—and I had been having what I thought was a pretty amazing pregnancy,” she said, according to E! Online. “So when I woke up in the middle of the night in a small puddle of fluid, I truly didn’t have any idea what to do.”

Faris was on bedrest at the hospital for a week before giving birth to Jack seven weeks early. He weighed in at three pounds and 10 ounces, and Faris says she was “able to hold him very briefly” before he went to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

Eventually, Faris and Pratt were able to take Jack home, and she told attendees at the GAPPS event, “The first years were filled with doctor’s appointments, five surgeries, physical therapy, a lot of laughter—because Jack was and is the most adorable cutest thing I could ever have imagined.” 

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But when things settled, Faris had more time to think about Jack’s premature birth. That’s when the spiraling and self-blame started. 

“Why did my water break?” she recalls thinking. “I tried to look for answers. I asked my doctor if my dream could have caused my water to break because I remember having a pleasant sensation right before I woke up. She laughed and said no. I asked her if the baby’s nails could have torn the sack, I asked her if my sack was lacking something, if I ran too much, if I ran too little. I did gain 60 pounds—I was up to 160, and my doctor suggested at one point that I ease up on maple bars.”

She added, “I couldn’t stop searching. I was asking her if the ‘geriatric’ thing had something to do with it, if the cold cuts that I ate… I couldn’t turn off. I couldn’t turn off my own hamster wheel in searching for answers.” 

Eventually, though, she realized, “In many of these cases, we have no idea why this happens. And after Jack was born, my dad joined the board of GAPPS, and a few years later I did as well. So, GAPPS’s number-one goal is prevention. And in order to prevent premature births, we need answers.”

Anna Faris and Chris Pratt split in 2018. She’s currently engaged to cinematographer Michael Barrett. 

Sanditon Is Getting Two More Seasons, and Bridgerton Fans Are Freaking Out

Call it the Bridgerton effect. Sanditon, a PBS Masterpiece series based on Jane Austen’s final, unfinished novel, was a beloved romantic period drama that didn’t get picked up for a second season by U.K.’s ITV. But that was before everyone became obsessed with Bridgerton, a very similar show. After its premiere in December 2020, there was a huge fan-led movement to revive Sanditon, and it looks like it’s happening. News broke on May 6 that the show has been uncanceled and renewed for a second and third season by PBS Masterpiece and BritBox, the streaming service run by ITV.

“We are absolutely delighted to announce a second and third season of Sanditon, a show that has inspired such a passionate and devoted fan base,” said Susanne Simpson, a producer with Masterpiece. “Audiences can expect romance, humor, and plenty of twists and turns in these new seasons of Sanditon.”

ITV’s Polly Hill added, “I’m so glad that the success of Sanditon in the U.S. has paved the way for its return, and for ITV to continue on this wonderful journey. We know there are many loyal fans of the show in the U.K. that will be delighted to see its return and that we were able to find a way to bring it back.”

Sanditon follows Charlotte Heywood (Rose Williams), a Sussex girl who goes to stay in the up-and-coming seaside town of Sanditon and ends up in a love triangle after befriending the Parker brothers.

Per Deadline, Justin Young, a writer on the first season, will be an executive producer and lead writer going forward. Andrew Davies, who originally developed the series, will stay on as an executive producer and return to write some episodes.

Obviously, fans of Sanditon, many whom converted after running out of Bridgerton episodes, are thrilled…except for those disappointed Theo James won’t return as the hot, brooding Sidney Parker.

Liz Hernandez Drops Her Skin-Care Routine

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Liz Hernandez’s skin-care routine boils down to a simple philosophy: Be nice to your skin—like, literally. “For me, a big part of skin-care isn’t just about what I’m putting on my skin,” Hernandez tells Glamour. “It’s also my self-talk—what I’m telling myself about my skin.”

It shouldn’t exactly come as a surprise that the founder of Wordaful—which produces videos and live events aimed at helping people communicate better with others and themselves—would believe that speaking kindly to your skin can yield the most beautiful results.

“I think people forget that our self-talk narrates our entire day,” Hernandez says. “What are your first few thoughts when you look in the mirror? We need to be mindful of that, because it doesn’t matter what you’re applying on the outside if your thoughts are not healthy on the inside.”

But what she puts on the outside also matters: Hernandez believes that the best products have the fewest and most-natural ingredients. “I’m all about using the most-natural products that I can find,” she explains. “It’s almost like, if I can’t eat it, then why am I going to put it on my skin?”

Because Hernandez struggles with hyperpigmentation, she recently allowed one chemical into her skincare regimen: a retinol, which she pairs with copious amounts of sunscreen. “I have to be mindful of when I’m in the sun because my skin just absorbs the sunlight,” she says. “When I was younger, it was awesome. Now I see what the downfall [was] in not reapplying my SPF.”

In fact, Hernandez reapplies one of her favorite sunscreens every three hours. “I even wear SPF when I’m in the house,” she laughs. “To me, it’s as vital as brushing my teeth.”

What sunscreen is so wonderful that you won’t mind reapplying every few hours? Read on to find out—plus, a bevy of other natural skin-care products—as Hernandez drops her routine.

My Cleanser

Gentle Cycle Milky Cleanser from Versed is vegan and cruelty- and fragrance-free. It smells really good. And you can just feel how gentle it is on your skin. I’m using Retin-A right now, so my skin tends to be a little bit more sensitive, and this just feels dreamy. I usually don’t talk about cleanser this way—but I just absolutely love this one.

Gentle Cycle Milky Cleanser

$14.99

Versed

My Toner

Weekend Glow by Versed helps balance my skin and also lightens the hyperpigmentation.

Weekend Glow

$17.99

Versed

My Eye Cream

I just use a vitamin E around my eyes. I like that it’s just natural vitamin E. I want to make sure that I’m putting on the most natural ingredient possible around my eyes.

Organic Vitamin E Oil

$29.97

Healthy Priority

My Masks

I haven’t used a mask in a while, but when I do, I’ll use a Bliss face mask or eye mask. My favorite thing to do is put them in the freezer, and then when it’s time to use it, I pull one out and let it defrost for 10 minutes. It’s super-cold, and it helps with any kind of inflammation if you have puffy eyes. Every face mask I own is in the freezer.

Rose Gold Face Mask

$21.99

Bliss

Eye Got This Under-Eye Masks

$14.85

Bliss

My Retinol

I just got introduced to this serum. I put it all over my face at night. The retinol actually smells really nice; it has a really soft scent to it. I’ve only been doing it for about a month or so, but I’ve noticed the texture of my skin is getting better. It just sounds just like a commercial, but literally all my friends are like, ‘Oh my god, your skin is glowing!’ And I think that’s because of the skin-cell turnover.

Bio Complete Serum

$118

Senté

My Face Oil

It’s called Berry Beautiful, and it’s just organic red raspberry seed oil. This is my go-to every single day. I wear it under my makeup, before I put on my SPF. It moisturizes my skin but doesn’t leave it feeling greasy. I think the thing that we were taught growing up was if you have oily skin, you can’t add oil. But it actually balances you out.

Certified Organic Red Raspberry Seed Oil

$21.50

Berry Beautiful

My Sunscreens

I’m using two right now. I really like Bliss Block Star. The other one, from Skinceuticals, has SPF 50 and has a little bit of tint. It’s so important to have an SPF that I love because I want to feel good when I’m reapplying it. I want to know that it only has a few ingredients and I’m not constantly reapplying chemicals to my face.

Block Star Invisible Daily Sunscreen

$19.99

Bliss

Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50

$35

Skinceuticals

My Lip Balms

I’ve always been a big fan of Burt’s Bees. But there is one I was sent from the company Wldkat, and it’s so good. It smells really good, and it actually moisturizes really well. Like, really, really well.

Beeswax Lip Balm

$5.49

Burt’s Bees

Cupuacu + Mango Butter O.G. Lip Balm

My Tool

I’ll usually put on my raspberry oil and then just do these little motions around my eyebrows and my hairline with this gua sha tool. And then I pull it behind my ears, and it helps to remove any kind of toxins I have in my skin. It’s almost like a meditative thing that I do. I’ll walk around the house at night like when I’m wrapping up my day, and it just feels really nice.

Gua Sha Facial Lifting Tool

$28

Mount Lai

*Quotes have been edited for length and clarity.

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Life After Shrill

There’s a moment in an early episode of Shrill season three that will resonate with fat viewers. It’s when Annie (Aidy Bryant), newly-single and feeling better than ever, is set up on a blind date by her co-worker, Amadi (Ian Owens). She enters the restaurant confidently—and looking gorgeous—but is instantly thrown off when she sees her date, Will, is also fat. 

She’s hit with a million emotions at once—anger, confusion, embarrassment—and they’re all palpable on her face. Did Amadi only set them up because of their bodies? She can’t shake this thought and ends up torpedoing the date, looking really bad in the process. 

It’s a humanizing moment for Annie. She’s spent the last two-and-half years working on herself, on her own body acceptance, and rebuking culture’s notion that fat is bad. But when faced with the idea of dating another fat person, she recoils. Maybe, perhaps, she’s not as enlightened as she thought. “To me, it was the most emotional thing to perform,” Bryant tells me on Zoom in late April. 

Spoiler alert: Annie and Will do end up dating by episode six but only after she shows him her cards. She comes clean about why their first encounter went so horribly: her own self-loathing, as Bryant astutely puts it. 

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“She meets [Will] in the second episode. That could be the season, but she stops herself from trying,” she says. “I think it’s because there’s something embarrassing about it or something self-loathing about it. When they do eventually connect, it’s because she’s really been vulnerable with him and faces the fact there was self-hatred that she put on to him.” 

In a way, this moment is a thesis for Shrill‘s third and final season: Progress, especially toward one’s self-image, isn’t linear. Annie’s obviously grown leaps and bounds since season one, when she was willfully sneaking out of her ex-boyfriend Ryan’s house after secret hookups. She’s no longer taking shit from co-workers and strangers and isn’t afraid of the word fat. But that doesn’t mean she’s immune to the very real and damaging beauty standards that still permeate our daily lives. 

“I think there’s a practicality about our show and a realism that isn’t all, ‘You go girl! Love yourself!’ That oversimplification,” Bryant says. “There’s a way our show has gotten under some of that nitty-gritty of [body acceptance]. Let’s get under the hood and talk about the pressure and the pain and the shame.”