show, some people have criticized Toyin for depicting wealth as the solution to black problems. “That’s never been my aim,” she says. “I use wealth as a platform. I’m analyzing it, usurping it, playing with it, the way I would with blackness, the way I would with skin, the way I would do with stories. I think some people thought I was disregarding the work and suffering of black people. It’s not disrespect. I just don’t want to be an artist who only depicts black pain. “I understand that this is a significant part of black life around the globe,” she continues, “but if all we’re known for is our pain and our struggle, what does that say? I don’t want young people to feel that is the only way they can talk about themselves, through that lens. Black stories can be ridiculous. Black stories can be silly. They can be problematic. They can be mediocre and remarkable. They can be boring. Can we have that privilege now? Instead of having to be exceptional all the time? That was the aim of this whole saga—just to see that.” Tap the link in our bio to read our full interview. © Toyin Ojih Odutola. Courtesy of the artist and @jackshainman
, New York.
Daily dehydration can wreak serious skin damage (breakouts and dryness), along with fatigue and poor brain function. And because simply drinking more water each day isn't as easy as it may seem, tap the link in our bio for four foolproof ways to force yourself to hydrate. Photographed by Irving Penn, Vogue, January 1992.
Who says a working wardrobe need be restricted to somber shades of black and gray? Tap the link in our bio for 10 ways to embrace summer's colorful suiting trend. Photographed by @martinparrstudio
, styled by @tonnegood
, Vogue, August 2018.
About 70 years ago, decades before Walt Disney World, Newton Perry built a theater into the pristine and seemingly bottomless natural springs—Weeki Wachee. Here, dozens of women live out a real-world fairy tale, transforming themselves into sirens multiple times a day as the Weeki Wachee Mermaids. Tap the link in our bio to read more. Photographed by @charlieengman.
Can’t wait for Greta Gerwig’s take on Little Women to hit screens? Then tap the link in our bio for 8 stirring tales of sisterhood that have been adapted from the page to the silver screen.
's 2015 American debut in Quantico was the first time an Indian-born actress starred in a major U.S. network series. Since then, the outspoken beauty (who came into the public eye after winning the Miss World title in 2000) has become not only an on-screen fixture but a passionate advocate for women, writing for several publications on women’s rights and safety, child marriage, and many other topics. Chopra also launched her own self-funded organization, which grants children in India access to medical coverage and education; was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador; and was honored with the Padma Shri (the Indian equivalent to being knighted). Tap the link in our bio to read more. Photographed by @studio_jackson
, styled by @jordenbickham
, Vogue, August 2018
“You’re either a hat person or you’re not,” says artist @maryamkeyhani
, who falls definitively into the former category. Tap the link in our bio to read more about her accessory of choice.
Success was a slow rumble for @awkwafina
, who this year clocked roles in @oceans8movie
Her first viral hit in 2012—“My Vag,” a parody rap/ode to exactly what it sounds like—was followed by another—“NYC Bitche$,” a song that alternately features her bopping in front of the Barclays Center and reading Joan Didion. The first video led to her firing from her job as a publicity assistant at a publishing house (“the best job I ever had at the time!”), but it also opened doors, in particular, to a collaboration with her “saving grace,” Korean-American comedian @margaret_cho.
“You need some representation growing up,” says @awkwafina
about Asians in the media. “Because if you don’t have that, you can’t materialize any dream.” Tap the link in our bio to read the full interview. Photographed by @lafillebella
, styled by @gurvial
, Vogue, August 2018.
"A portmanteau of the words glamour and camping, glamping has been around for centuries, though the word itself is only a little more than a decade old. While its history is steeped in luxury—think extravagant African safaris taken by the wealthy in the last century—modern-day glamping spans a wide spectrum of amenities and price tags." Six years after she published a memoir detailing her solo trek along the Pacific Crest Trail, @cherylstrayed
returns to the rural yonder. But this time she does it in style—as a glamper. Tap the link in our bio to read the full piece.
Art by @jane_newland
, The Retreat (2016)
Watch as @carolinetrentini
reveals two low-maintenance, at-home treatments, both of which are designed to make you appear fresh off the beach. Tap the link in our bio for the full video.
Filmed at the @thebeekmanny
Cover star #SaoirseRonan
generally speaks of her job less as a career than as a calling. “It’s very intimate,” she says. “There are certain moments where it feels like it’s just you and the lens.” This almost private experience is connected to the years she’s spent performing: “It’s something that has been a very stable, consistent thing in my life. The camera has been the thing that has stuck around the longest.” Tap the link in our bio to read the full interview. Photographed by @jamie.hawkesworth
, styled by #CamillaNickerson
, Vogue, July 2018.