Five Democratic Congresswomen Want to Talk About Anything But Donald Trump

It’s nice to look back on that because when you come to Congress, you’re really encouraged to do your own thing, think only about yourself and your district. But I think we found that we’re stronger when we’re together. And working together now these past few months, we’ve really defied a lot of people’s ideas about how congressmen and women are supposed to behave. Because in the beginning, we heard a lot of, “You just don’t do that.”

Sherrill: I remember I went to someone who I’d known from before I was elected and said, “Oh, should we all get together and talk about a plan for this? Think about where were want to go?” He looked and me and went, “It’s really generally every man for himself.”

Houlahan: It’s a dog-eat-dog world, absolutely.

Glamour: In that environment, have you ever checked in with each other after something happens, to be like, “Is this normal?”

Spanberger: Every day. Every single day we do that.

Houlahan: I keep a list of all that. Literally, I write them down, because I want to remember that this is not normal. I don’t want this to become normal. So I write down all of the things that I think are super offensive, or super broken, or super wrong, so that I can reflect back on them, and not become part of the problem.

Slotkin: We have a never-ending text chain between us, and that’s what we do. “Did anyone else get this set of talking points? Did anyone else see this bill that came forward that we’re supposed to be voting on? Does anyone else have concerns about how this?”

Sherrill: Or sometimes it’s, “Does anybody else know how we’re supposed to find a white suit in the middle of January?”

Spanberger: That one. That is a big one.

Luria: I ordered mine on Ebay. But Mikie has this Brooks Brothers suit that I like, and I saw it was on clearance. I was like, I want that suit, but what if Mikie and I show up in the same suit on the same day?

Sherrill: That would be amazing.

Luria: I could have just said, “It’s our Naval Academy uniform.” Who would have known?

Glamour: Despite your lack of experience in politics, all five of you won these difficult races and I presume learned a lot about how to win difficult races in 2018. How much do you feel that experience and expertise are respected now?

[Laughter]

Sherrill: That’s great.

Houlahan: [Clears throat]

Sherrill: We were just talking about this. Abigail and I were just talking about this, because we had this sense—and at the time, we didn’t know how naive it was—that we could draw on our life experiences and run. And when we told people that we wanted to do that, there was a lot of, “Uh, sure.”

Houlahan: “How cute.”

Spanberger: “Sweet.”

Sherrill: Like, “That’s awesome.” But I think part of the reason a lot of us who are new to politics were able to get in and flip these districts is because people who had been in politics for a while just didn’t see the path. We were so engaged in our neighborhoods and with people throughout our communities that we knew something different was happening. I could feel it in my town, talking to moms in the car line. Hundreds of people came to an event for civic education. We could sense a shift. And then… Well, Elissa has the best line on this.

You Have to See Hailey Bieber’s Custom Off-White Wedding Gown

A full week after they said “I do,” the Biebers are giving fans a glimpse at their official wedding portraits—and at the bride’s wedding dress.

In a choice that’s surprising for the occasion (but not super surprising given the couple), Hailey Bieber walked down the aisle in a custom Off-White by Virgil Abloh gown.

“Virgil Abloh thank you for making my vision come to life and creating my dream dress,” Bieber wrote. “You and your Off-White team are incredible and I’m forever grateful I got to wear your beautiful creation.” Abloh posted the portrait himself, captioning it: “when @haileybieber asks if you want to design a wedding dress. that’s a “yes” too. love you guys since time, for time✨.”

Though Abloh has created plenty of evening wear (Janet Mock, Kendall Jenner, and Ciara have worn his work on the red carpet), he hasn’t really ventured into wedding dresses. He made an exception for the Biebers, who are friends and frequent patrons. And he did include his signature element in the classic, off-the-shoulder lace gown: a phrase in Helvetica font, in quotes, on the veil, “Till Death Do Us Part.”

Bieber’s wedding dress featured long lace sleeves and a low, plunging back. The groom, meanwhile, wore a Celine suit by Hedi Slimane (who also made the newlyweds custom leather jackets as a wedding gift). For the reception, it appears that Bieber changed into a high-neck white gown—very Meghan Markle-esque.

So, to answer the question: Yes, Mr. and Mrs. Bieber were a much cooler bride and groom than any of us will ever be.

The Best Neon Eyeshadows and Eyeliners to Try

One quick note of warning: There’s recently been some question over the safety of neon eye makeup, because many fluorescent color additives are not FDA-approved to be used on your eye area (despite the fact they’re approved for use in the E.U., where cosmetic restrictions are more strict). As always, be sure to read the labels on your products carefully to confirm their intended use, and stop using any products immediately if you’re experiencing any irritation.

Monday: Slime Liner

Bella Cacciatore

I started by dipping my toes into neon with this perfect slime green liner by Dior. All I did was my classic wing, just in a bolder color, made super easy by the liner’s slanted tip. The look was actually surprisingly subtle, I don’t think anyone even noticed unless they got right up in my face. For a Monday morning it was perfect, but I would actually amp it up with a thicker line for an after-hours event. Next time I would tightline my eyes with black for a little definition, but all and all I was off to a good start.

Dior Diorshow Pro Liner Bevel-Tip Eye Liner in Matte Lime

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MAC Eyeshadow in Shock Factor

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Tuesday: Lilac Corners

Bella Cacciatore

I’m not super confident in my shadow skills, so I wanted to do something that built off a liner look. I was actually inspired by this look on Rowan Blanchard, but the day-glo yellow seemed a bit much, so I opted for a vivd lilac. I wasn’t sure if it qualifies as neon, but it’s in my Huda Beauty Neon Obsessions palette, so I think I’m in the clear. I started by drawing on my wing, and then shaping my eye with a touch of warm brown shadow in the crease, then I packed the lilac on top of a primer with a pointed brush. I found it crucial to apply mascara before going in with the purple, as I always get mascara specs all over my lid, and this way made it way less muddy.

I actually loved this look, concentrating the color in the inner corners made it feel more approachable, and I love the way it gave my eyes a sleepy bedroom eye look. I felt like a sexy alien, and like that it added an avant garde touch to my outfit while still feeling totally wearable and office appropriate.

Huda Beauty Neon Obsessions Palette in Neon Pink

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NYX Vivid Brights Creme Color in Sugar Rush

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Wednesday: Pretty in Pink

Bella Cacciatore

This was by far the easiest look to do. I simply prepped my lids with Urban Decay Primer Potion (a ride or die for this entire experiment) and dusted the brightest pink from the same Huda palette all over my lids, stopping at my crease so it’s didn’t look clownish.

Again, I applied mascara before my shadow, but I used a ton of coats to make sure I didn’t look like I had pink eye. I coordinated the shadow with a pink dress, and I actually think the matching looked really cool—to be honest, this was the only day my clothes and makeup made sense together. Since the shadow was so simple, it came off interesting without looking like I was trying too hard. This one also got me the most compliments.

Flower Beauty Pop Fanatic Eyeshadow in Buzz

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Lime Crime Venus Vivid Pressed Powder Palette

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Thursday: Pink Wings

Bella Cacciatore

This is the only look I wanted to wipe off right away. I had hoped to do a floating liner, but after an attempt on one eye, I realized I was not skilled enough to pull it off. During this whole week I had started with my eyes instead of my base for moments like this, so I could quickly remove mistakes without dismantling my whole face. I was running late—one downside of neon eyeshadow is that it’s so much more time consuming—so I went with what I know and did a quick wing using my Huda palette and a setting spray to make a liner.

After Charlottesville, Robbie Kaplan and Karen Dunn Are Taking the Alt-Right to Court

The threats are like a bad faucet, a ceaseless stream of invective and hatred. The pitter-patter is so constant that Robbie Kaplan has learned to tune it out; white noise.

Still, some pronouncements land harder than others. The ones that promise violence. The ones that mention her son. The ones that are too detailed, filled in with gruesome specifics. And the ones that leave just enough to the imagination. Like: “After this stupid kike whore loses this fraudulent lawsuit, we’re going to have a lot of fucking fun with her.”

It was mid-June, and months since Kaplan and her co-counsel Karen Dunn had filed a lawsuit against the white supremacists who’d swarmed Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017. In that time, Kaplan, who is Jewish, has grown accustomed to her neo-Nazi menaces. But even so, for her, this crossed a line. For one, the threat had been shared on Telegram, a messaging platform popular with the alt-right. And second, the person who posted it was none other than Christopher Cantwell, a famed internet white nationalist with a violent criminal record who also happens to be a defendant in Sines v. Kessler, Kaplan and Dunn’s suit. (Other defendants include Jason Kessler, Richard Spencer, Matthew Heimbach, and groups like Identity Evropa and the League of the South.)

The incident spurred Kaplan and Dunn to pursue sanctions against Cantwell, asking that the court order him to stop harassing not just Kaplan, but the plaintiffs as well. The motion is still pending. In the meantime, it’s at least cost Cantwell his representation. In a court filing, his now-former attorneys said they were at a “loss” over how to counter Kaplan’s claims.

When I meet Kaplan for the first time and ask about the threats, she almost smiles. She gets it; how much these men despise her. She’s a woman who happens to be both a lesbian and Jewish. Since the 2016 presidential election, she has worn a small star of David around her neck—a personal reminder to keep up the fight against hate in it all its nefarious forms.

When it became clear soon after that weekend in Charlottesville that there were survivors who wanted to seek justice in court, Kaplan decided to pursue the case. (It is now backed with support from Integrity First for America, an organization founded in 2017 that seeks to support public interest litigation. Amy Spitalnick, who was formerly the communications director to New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood, is IFA’s executive director.)

Her and Dunn’s approach is unique, but the case doesn’t stand alone. There has been at least one trial in connection to Charlottesville; in June, the man who plowed his car into a group of counter-protestors and killed Heather Heyer was sentenced to life in prison. But the case that Kaplan and Dunn will argue has different aims. With it, IFA doesn’t just take a group of men to court. It puts the alt-right on trial.


Two years ago, hundreds of white supremacists marched on Charlottesville. Within 48 hours, an entire metropolis had been immobilized and one woman was dead. In the months that followed, the violence piled up. In Pittsburgh, the Tree of Life shooting claimed 11 lives, and a hate-fueled attack in El Paso left 22 people dead. Terror is chaotic; that’s a feature, not a bug. But the implementation of it has to be meticulous.

Kaplan understood that—how much time it would have taken the men who’d swarmed Charlottesville to plan and plot “Unite the Right,” as their event had been christened, the resources that have to be marshaled to incite violence. But still, she knew, too, that our cultural theories about “lone wolves” and crazed, impulsive madmen are durable. It wasn’t just that she wanted justice for the victims of Charlottesville, although she did and does; she wanted to illuminate the sophisticated structure of a resurgent white supremacist movement in America. She wanted to prove that the violence committed in Charlottesville had been purposeful and deliberate. In legal speak, well, Dunn explains it best: “If two people are members of a conspiracy, one will be liable for the acts of the other, when those acts were reasonably foreseeable.” In 2019 terms, Kaplan wanted the receipts.

Beyoncé’s Halloween Costumes From Past to Present 2019

Beyoncé’s Halloween costumes make her, without a doubt, one of the undisputed queens of the holiday. The music icon has been serving us look after look every year since 2013, and each costume is better than the last. Heidi Klum is known as Hollywood’s biggest Halloween fan, with her costume choices running the gamut each year, but Beyoncé is giving her a run for her money. She may not be in the spooky game as long as Klum has been, but her costumes are just as detailed, intricate, and fun. In fact, I need a museum of Beyoncé Halloween costumes to open up immediately. The world needs to pay proper tribute to these ensembles.

So without further ado, let’s go through Beyoncé’s Halloween costumes through the years. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so feel free to draw inspiration from Queen B for your own Halloween style. It’s only a few weeks before we see what she’s got planned for 2019.

Anthropologie Fall Sale October 2019: Dresses to Buy Now

When you’re envisioning the perfect fall wardrobe, the image probably resembles something in an Anthropologie look book. The retailer manages to capture the most idealized, ethereal version of whatever season it is—impeccably decorated, far-flung sunny locations for summer and cozy interiors for winter. No matter the time of year, its dresses are always on point—but they’re especially good when it’s cold out. Anthropologie knows that. And it knows you’ve added a few of its best-sellers to your wish list. So it’s doing you a solid for a limited time only: putting so many of its dresses on mega-sale.

Right now you can get any of Anthropologie’s on sale dresses for an extra 30% off (!!!). The offer is only for a limited time and some styles are already selling out—so you better act fast. From a great smocked shirtdress to a perfect ruffled tunic, here are the dreamiest fall dresses under $100 we’d recommend adding to your cart ASAP. Your wardrobe can thank us later.

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10 Best Hand Creams for Soft, Smooth Hands

The end of summer hits hard—both in terms of our skin and our general well-being (no one enjoys a 4 P.M. sunset). It’s especially rough for our hands, which take a beating between the dry air, harsh wind, and constant hand washing to avoid the office cold. Outside of hopping on the next flight to anywhere warm, we’re left with hand cream as the next best solution for chapped skin.

Still, finding the best hand cream is more easily said than done. So many of them are either too watery, too sticky, or too fragranced. Determined to find your best possible bets—and put an end to dry cuticles and scratchy skin—we polled Glamour‘s editors on their best hand cream picks, both old and new. They’re not quite a trip to Turks and Caicos, but then again, nothing is.

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Bridal Fashion Week Fall 2020: 25 Best Wedding Looks and Dresses

Just like a wedding DJ who keeps the bops coming, Bridal Fashion Week is deeply loyal to the classics. So no one was surprised when the fall 2020 runways replayed a few of the greatest hits: ruffled ballgowns, long-sleeve wrap dresses, Kate Middleton-inspired lace gowns. But we were most enamored with the looks that took a sharp turn away from traditional wedding style—and there were far more curveball looks than in past seasons.

Where some bridal houses would stick to a template silhouette, up-and-coming designers including Danielle Frankel and Sahroo injected surprise twists into their nuptial-day designs: an uneven puffed shoulder here, a foil embellishment there. As for the names you’re used to seeing season after season—the Caroline Herrera’s, Lela Rose’s, and Monique Lhuillier’s—they displayed their hallmark craftsmanship to breathtaking effect. And while there were plenty of gowns on display, many of the best looks for fall 2020 weren’t even dresses, as more brands are playing with separates and jumpsuits than ever before (to the relief of brides who’d prefer a little extra movement).

Fall 2020’s best wedding looks are a little out of Bridal Fashion Week’s ordinary—and that’s what made them special. Whether you’re a casual wedding enthusiast or a bride-to-be, you’ll fall in love with at least one of these gowns, jumpsuits, and separates, ahead.

Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle Just Reunited for a Very Good Cause

It’s been a minute since we’ve seen Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle all together in public. Of course, we’re not privy to their private hangs and group texts and we did get to see both duchesses bring the kids out to watch the princes play polo this summer.

Earlier this year, the Cambridges and the Sussexes famously separated their households, their charitable foundations, and their social media channels. While many took those moves as proof of a rift between the two brothers and their wives, it was more likely a natural progression of the couples setting their own courses for futures that will indeed look a bit different—with William set to eventually become king.

But now they’ve all reunited for a very good cause—and we love to see it.

William, Kate, Harry, and Meghan all recorded voiceovers for a new PSA called “Every Mind Matters” that focuses on the importance of mental health, a cause championed by all the royals. Before the Duchess of Sussex entered the pictures, the Cambridges and Harry started the Heads Together initiative, via the royal foundation, to raise awareness for the issue and this new video falls under that umbrella. “When they heard about it, all four of them were really keen to take part,” a source told People. “It is a really positive project, and all four of them have been involved and they hope it will have a huge impact.” In fact, during one of the first times they all appeared together back in 2018 at the “Making a Difference Together” forum, they discussed working to remove the stigmas around mental health.

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The video was written and produced by Four Weddings and a Funeral creator Richard Curtis and also features celebrities like Gillian Anderson and Glenn Close. But it’s the royals who are sure to draw the most attention with their famous voices each reading parts of the important message.

Watch it for yourself below—and let’s all hope for even more group projects together in the future.

Simone Biles Just Had Another Gravity-Defying Move Named After Her

Simone Biles has done it again. And by it, we mean completing jaw-dropping moves that further proves she’s pretty much the best gymnast who has ever lived.

During the 2019 world championships in Stuttgart, Germany over the weekend, Biles made history with two signature moves—on the floor and the balance beam—one of which will be added to the growing list of gravity-defying feats that will henceforth be named after her. (Biles already has a move on the floor and one of the vault named after her, per CNN.)

For a move to be named after a gymnast, he or she must submit it for consideration and then land it at a major competition like the Olympics or the world championships, according to NPR. After that, the Federation of International Gymnastics (FIG), which governs the sport, must give its approval.

During her floor routine, she landed a triple double—which is now officially dubbed the “Biles II”. You’re going to want to see these insane moves for yourself:

One more time, in slow-motion.

Then on the balance beam, Biles nailed an extremely difficult double-double dismount, a.k.a. the “Biles”. NBD.

There was a bit of controversy around how the dismount would be scored. Per USA Today*, every element is assigned a letter where an “A” skill is worth a tenth of a point and each subsequent letter adds another tenth. So, a “J” skill (which is what the floor triple-double was given) is worth a full point. The vault dismount was assigned an “H.” Critics believed the high difficulty grade was done in an attempt to keep gymnasts from trying a move they are not capable of, it punished Biles in the process.

Controversy aside, gymnastics fans were rightfully freaking out over Biles’s accomplishments on social media—including NBA star Lebron James who wrote, “Simone you are flat out INCREDIBLE!!! ❤️.”

“My goal going into tonight was to not be great,” the ever-humble Biles said, according to CNN. “It wasn’t to do great, it was to do well, and I feel like I accomplished that.”

Biles will continue to compete in the world championships throughout this week—so there’s likely more amazingness to come.