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    If you are a pregnant person right now who is looking for a celebrity or fictional character to emulate for Halloween, you're in luck. Between the Kardashian baby boom, and the multiple pregnant Mamma Mia! characters you could dress up as, Halloween in 2018 is a good time to have a baby bump.

    But pregnant or not, chances are you do not have time to DIY an elaborate costume that you saw on Pinterest or Etsy, which is understandable. But with a little imagination, you can whip up a witty Halloween costume with clothes and accessories you probably have in your house already or can easily buy in a pinch.

    Ahead are a handful of pregnant celebrities and fictional characters that you should dress up as this year.

    Kate Hudson

    At the beginning of October, Kate Hudson gave birth to her first daughter with Danny Fujikawa, Rani Rose Hudson Fujikawa. Got a blonde friend who needs a costume? They can go as Hudson's mom, Goldie Hawn.

    What you need: A pixie cut and a head-to-toe Fabletics outfit. (Hey, you can count on being comfortable.)

    Photo: Cindy Ord/Getty Images.

    Ali Wong

    In May, Ali Wong blessed us with yet another Netflix special featuring dozens of pregnancy-related jokes — like wearing "Asian pear underwear " and needing to "Roto-Rooter your titty " — so she's the perfect funny pregnant person to dress up as this Halloween. Oh, and don't forget to tag her in your Insta, because you might just get a re-gram.

    What you need: A leopard-print dress, red cat-eye glasses, bedazzled flats, and a microphone.

    Photo: Courtesy of Ken Woroner/Netflix.

    Khloé Kardashian

    The carefully orchestrated Kardashian pregnancy reveals this year began with Khloé, who announced her pregnancy on Instagram, then confirmed it on Ellen.

    What you need: There are a few ways you can play pregnant Khloé. Maybe you buy a pair of maternity Good American jeans? Or stick to workout clothes and a blonde ponytail? Or maybe you go all-out in recreating her pregnancy announcement, with jeans and a Calvin Klein bra?

    Photo: Randy Holmes/ABC/Getty Images.

    Donna Sheridan (from Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again)

    If your squad decided to dress as Mamma Mia! characters this Halloween, first of all, that's amazing. And if you're the mamma of the bunch, you could easily copy Donna's or Sophie's style. Bonus points if you get a friend to play auntie Christine Baranski or grandma Cher.

    What you need: A knit poncho or pair of maternity overalls will do the trick.

    Photo: Courtesy of Universal Studios.

    Cardi B

    Cardi B's pregnancy was pretty iconic from start to finish: She announced it on SNL, twerked at Coachella, graced the cover of Rolling Stone, and slayed at the Met Gala. Serve one of her many different looks on Halloween night, okurrr?

    What you need: Check out Fashion Nova for lookalike pieces that would work as a costume. Since you have the bump, why not go for the all-white dress she wore on SNL?

    Photo: John Parra/Telemundo/NBCU Photo Bank/Getty Images.

    Kylie Jenner

    As Kim Kardashian West recently put it, Kylie's pregnancy was "the best-kept secret of our generation." Although technically nobody saw Kylie pregnant until after she had given birth, chances are everyone will know who you are.

    What you need: Wear an all-black outfit, "disguise glasses," and the Stormi-inspired Kylie Cosmetics lip kit if you can score it.

    Photo: Kevin Mazur/MG18/Getty Images.

    Chrissy Teigen

    Dressing up as the mother of the cutest children on earth, Miles and Luna Legend, seems like a daunting task, but it's worth it. Since we all know how to pronounce Teigen properly now, you can go around correcting people all night if you want.

    What you need: A Nintendo Switch, a copy of Cravings: Hungry For More, a taco truck, a silk robe, and a headband of the day.

    Photo: David Crotty/Patrick McMullan/Getty Images.

    Evelyn (from A Quiet Place)

    Those who prefer dressing as spooky characters over cute ones on Halloween should consider going as Evelyn (played by Emily Blunt) from the apocalyptic thriller A Quiet Place. You don't have to be completely silent like she was in the labor scene, but you might want to shh people for effect.

    What you need: A long floral maxi dress and a sweater.

    Photo: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures.

    Serena Williams

    Since giving birth to her daughter Olympia, Serena Williams has become an outspoken advocate for maternal healthcare. Seems only fitting, then, that you should honor her.

    What you need: A fierce tennis outfit and maybe some Snapchat spectacles.

    Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage.

    Kate Middleton

    Meghan Markle and the Royal Wedding may have stolen the show this summer, but just one month prior, Kate Middleton gave birth to the third royal baby.

    What you need: A chic ensemble, immaculate hairdo, and a fascinator if you're into that.

    Photo: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images.

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    Every season there are certain trends half of the fashion scene can't get enough of, while the rest think they're somewhat of a mess. Sheer pieces are too revealing, chunky dad sneakers are too ugly, and we aren't even sure what people hate so much about bike shorts. But if there's one trend that we're on the fence about at this very moment, no doubt, it's leopard print.

    It's not like we don't see the potential. But one wrong move and you can end up looking like you accidentally dressed up for Halloween two weeks too early. Thankfully, in this post-Fashion Month haze, we're being offered up plenty of ways to wear the trend that don't feel like a costume. From sheer turtlenecks at Sandy Liang to lined wetsuits at Calvin Klein 205W39NYC, the spring/summer 2019 runways were hardly shy of leopard print details. But if this particular print shined anywhere this September, it was on the streets (of New York, Paris, Milan, and London, that is).

    Next time you're at a loss for how to make leopard print work for you, here's four ways we're excited to wear the trend, alongside some of our favorite pieces to buy now.

    At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.

    The Maxi Dress

    While you and I both know that the best part about a good maxi dress is that it can speak for itself, with the weather starting to actually resemble fall, a few more layers might be just what you need. Go for a simple button-up jacket that won't distract from the dress but will keep you from getting chilly.

    Photo: Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images.

    The Bike Short

    This one's for the serious experimenter, a real no-trend-untried kind of dresser. But with the right pair of boots and one of the many oversized blazers we've been collecting over the last year, leopard print bike shorts actually aren't the hardest things to pull off. Our tip: Keep the rest of your look pretty neutral and let this bold print stand on its own.

    Photo: Christian Vierig/Getty Images.

    The Bag

    If you're still on the fence, starting with something small is be your best bet. That's where bags come in. From kitschy styles in fuzzy fabrics to more formal drawstring options, there's a leopard print handbag just waiting to ease you into this trend.

    Photo: Christian Vierig/Getty Images.

    The Coat

    While we've seen more than a few coat trends to get excited about this fall, this has got to be our favorite. From longline trenches to cropped faux fur styles, everyone who is anyone will own at least one leopard print coat once the colder temps hit.

    Photo: Christian Vierig/Getty Images.

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    Attention, Southside Serpents: Season three of Riverdale is premiering on Wednesday, October 10 at 8 p.m., which means the self-appointed "town with pep" is back — and with it, lots of spooky silhouette shots in dimly lit wooded areas, milkshakes in foursome booths at Pop's Chock'lit Shoppe, and shirtless KJ Apa.

    What we know so far: there's a new monster in town called the Gargoyle King, Archie is getting a Serpent tattoo, and Bughead may be involved in some kind of satanic cult? Plus a whole lot of other drama that you can read about here in our season three predictions, which include a Veronica/Reggie hookup forecast. (And we now know that Veronica (Camila Mendes) and Reggie (Charlie Melton) are dating IRL. It's kismet!)

    Ahead, here's how you can stream all the drama of season three:

    The CW App: You can stream Riverdale for free on The CW App on your TV (via Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, Airplay, Xbox One, or Amazon Fire TV) or on your phone, cable-free. New episodes are available by 2 a.m. the morning after the episode airs.

    DirecTV Now: The CW is available on DirecTV Now, which costs $40/month. If you don't have a subscription, you can sign up and get one week free to see how you like it.

    YouTube TV: Stream The CW on YouTube TV for $40/month with no cable log-in necessary. Or you can buy a season pass for $39.99 or one-off episodes for $1.99 right on YouTube.

    iTunes: You can also buy a season pass on iTunes for $39.99. New episodes usually post within 24 hours after the episode airs.

    If you're not caught up, you still have until tomorrow to finish binging seasons one and two, available on Netflix. But you'll have to wait to stream season three on Netflix until after the season three finale in 2019.

    As a refresher, here's a recap of where we left off at the end of season two. Here's hoping for more Choni! (That's Cheryl and Toni, the best Riverdale ship ever.)

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    Since Meghan Markle walked down the aisle this past May, we’ve been having Royal Wedding withdrawals. We've already double tapped just about every 'gram of her barely-there makeup and messy bun from the big day, and we've shamelessly obsessed over her newlywed style every day since. But we need more! Luckily, for those of us still trying to hold on to the Royal Wedding bliss, there's another ceremony on the horizon, which means more bridal beauty is on the way.

    On October 12, Princess Eugenie of York will marry Jack Brooksbank, a wine merchant, and we’re busy trying to predict her look when she says, “I do." Judging from our deep dive into Eugenie's past, we know her wedding hair and makeup will be simple and timeless. The princess, who told Harpers Bazaar that she often does her own makeup in cars, has mastered her signature combination of auburn waves, smudged eyeliner, and rosy cheeks. But she isn’t afraid to experiment by wearing a bold lip and bold eye at the same time.

    Before she walks down the aisle, get a glimpse of her go-to hair and makeup choices ahead. Then, let the royal obsession begin. Will she switch her part from side to center? Will she toss her blowout into an updo? Will her lips be bold or neutral? Guess we’ll just have to wait until Friday to find out…

    1. A Blowout With A Side Part

    There’s no such thing as a bad blowout when you’re Princess Eugenie. Her shoulder-length bob is always parted to the side and blown out in bouncy, brushed-out waves.

    Photo: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images.

    2. Jet Black Smudged Eyeliner

    When it comes to playing up her best features, Eugenie likes to emphasize her blue-grey eyes. She often lines her upper and lower lashlines with slightly smudged black liner and lots of mascara. According to Harpers Bazaar, the princess relies on a Charlotte Tilbury tube for dramatic lashes.

    Photo: Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images.

    3. Pale Pink Lipstick

    A pink lipstick is an essential part of most beauty arsenals — especially when you’re a princess. Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle both wore a rose-colored tint on the day of their nuptials, and Eugenie is often spotted with her lips painted in bright pink or coral. The color is still considered neutral enough for official events, but it's just a step above nude.

    Photo: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images.

    4. Bright Blush

    While some people are afraid to go too hard on the blush, Princess Eugenie leans into cheeky makeup looks. She often warms up her complexion with coral blush right on the apples of the cheeks for that running-across-the-English-countryside flush.

    Photo: David M. Benett/Getty Images.

    5. Bold Lipstick

    There’s a slight possibility that Princess Eugenie will walk down the aisle wearing vibrant lipstick. While peachy-nude is her shade of choice, she occasionally swaps it out for a bright red or berry. The best part? Eugenie almost always pairs bold lipstick with a dramatic eye, because beauty rules are meant to be broken.

    Photo: David M. Benett/Getty Images.

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    Jeans, sweaters, jackets, oh my! When it comes to re-upping your fall wardrobe, the sheer volume of categories can be more than a little daunting. Summer's easy. The weather dictates what you wear and, for the most part, an itty-bitty bikini and a pair of cut-offs can do the trick. Fall is another story. All of a sudden, there are all these things to choose from. Jeans or trousers? Turtleneck or cardigan? Blazer or leather jacket? The possibilities are endless...and not always in a good way.

    While we're excited to not have to suffer through another heatwave, having to actually think about what to wear on a daily basis is going to take some getting used to. Or, it would, if there wasn't a one-stop-shop for all of your outerwear needs. From shearling coats to denim jackets, there's no shortage of options to choose from on Jet.com. So before you let the arrival of fall totally take over your wardrobe and your life, take a look at the 15 jackets ahead. Maybe you'll see something (or multiple somethings) that'll make saying sayonara to summer a piece of cake.

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    Color may seem like the most obvious choice when it comes to changing up your eye makeup game, but we've found that texture actually makes a much bigger difference. Whether you're looking for glossy or matte lids — in a rich pigment or barely there color — cream eyeshadows have stolen our hearts (and space in our makeup bags).

    Not only can you apply the creamy pigments with just a finger, but the formulas tend to be water-resistant and come in a ton of offerings, including pots, sticks, and wands. Another major plus is that, unlike powders, they work for both oily and dry skin. Mid-day creasing is always a major fear of anyone who uses a pressed eyeshadow, but creams maintain long-lasting, smudge-free color for hours longer than its chalkier sister.

    Ready to add one — or five — to your makeup routine? Keep clicking for our favorite cream eyeshadows for fall.

    For the person who likes a soft, natural-looking sheen — only better — this is your formula.



    RMS Beauty Eye Polish, $28, available at RMS Beauty

    Leave it to Tom Ford to create the ultimate in shadow luxury: a creamy formula that goes on like a dream, plus a powder topcoat that builds intensity fast.



    Tom Ford Cream and Powder Eye Color, $62, available at Sephora

    Once we found out Make Up For Ever's cult cream shadows were getting a huge waterproof facelift, we knew these 20 shades would be our festival necessities. Through rain, buckets of sweat, or hours of tears, they don't move an inch.



    Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Color Paint Shadow, $25, available at Sephora

    Lightweight, buttery, and so opaque you'll never need more than a pea-sized amount to cover your entire lid, it's safe to say these eyeshadow pots are worth the investment.



    Charlotte Tilbury Eyes To Mesmerize Cream Eyeshadow, $32, available at Sephora

    It's official: We're in a committed relationship with these creamy pigments. We were smitten the second we realized how quickly the doe-foot applicator got us to work even after three hits of the snooze button.



    Giorgio Armani Beauty Eye Tint Liquid Eyeshadow, $39, available at Sephora

    With the opaque color of a cream, but the shiny texture of a gloss, this dewy formula is our fall go-to.



    Surratt Lid Lacquer, $36, available at Sephora

    Sometimes you just need more: more pigment, more product, and more glitter. Milk Makeup's cream shadow gives you exactly that, in 10 flattering shades.



    Milk Makeup Eye Pigment, $24, available at Sephora

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    Every year around Oscars season, I wonder why there are so many categories. I mean, do we really need Best Original Score AND Best Original Song? Couldn't Best Sound Editing just get a discreet, pre-show shoutout? How's a movie fan to grab some shut-eye?

    But as anyone who has ever sat through the last two minutes of Star Wars without the rousing theme can tell you, music is crucial to the magic of films. A good soundtrack is an art — one well worth disrupting your beauty sleep once a year.

    Can you imagine The Sound of Music without Julie Andrews' delightful interludes? Or Titanic without Celine Dion? And where would Dirty Dancing be without "Time of My Life"? (Nowhere: Take away the music, and all you're left with is a very awkward Jennifer Grey trying to seduce a very earnest Patrick Swayze.)

    So, grab those headphones and join us on a musical journey through some of the best soundtracks in movie history.

    A Star Is Born(2018)

    One word: "Shallow."

    Detroit Rock City(1999)
    The entire movie is basically an ode to the best of 1970s rock.

    Garden State (2004)
    "You gotta hear this one song, it'll change your life, I swear."

    Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)
    Who knew that a movie about star lords and genetically-engineered raccoons could have such a killer soundtrack?

    Josie and the Pussycats (2001)
    No judgments, please.

    Walk The Line (2005)
    If the Johnny Cash soundtrack doesn't do it for you, Reese Witherspoon's Oscar-winning performance certainly will.

    Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
    The John Williams theme heralds a new year at Hogwarts for Harry & co., and a couple of magical movie hours for us.

    Edward Scissorhands(1990)
    Danny Elfman's score is magical enough to melt the iciest of ice-statue hearts.

    Pirates of the Caribbean (2003)
    Just channel Hans Zimmer's epic buccaneer theme the next time you're pumping yourself up to ask for a raise.

    Marie Antoinette (2006)
    Bow Wow Wow, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Cure, New Order — basically the sound of your Saturday night pre-game.

    Star Wars (1977)
    Ten bucks says John Williams had an ex in mind when he composed this.

    Forrest Gump (1994)
    This soundtrack is like a box of chocolate. (You know the rest.)

    Donnie Darko (2001)
    Ah, the angsty make-out to the dulcet tones of Joy Division. Classic.

    A Beautiful Mind (2001)
    James Horner's score is as mind-blowing as John Nash's equations.

    Almost Famous (2000)
    Next time you read I'm With the Band and want to give it all up to become a groupie, listen to this instead.

    Lord of the Rings Trilogy(2001-2003)
    Come for Aragorn, stay for the rousing musical call to arms, courtesy of Howard Shore.

    Titanic (1998)
    Thanks to Celine Dion, our hearts will go on, and we will never let go.

    Amelie (2001)
    You, plus a baguette, a bicycle, and Paris cobblestones equals this soundtrack.

    Gladiator(2000)
    It's basic Pavlovian conditioning: hear this music, chant "Maximus!" over and over.

    Juno (2007)
    You don't have to be 16 and pregnant to enjoy this coming-of-age masterpiece.

    Moulin Rouge (2001)
    Has anything been more worth listening to than Ewan McGregor declaring his love via song?

    500 Days of Summer (2009)
    Also known as the soundtrack to your budding hipster phase. Don't deny it.

    Pulp Fiction (1994)
    You know what they call a perfect soundtrack in Paris?

    The Breakfast Club (1985)
    Get in touch with your inner brain, athlete, basket case, princess, and criminal.

    Trainspotting (1996)
    Choose this soundtrack, featuring our drugs of choice: Iggy Pop, David Bowie, and Joy Division.

    Dreamgirls (2006)
    It's not often that Beyoncé has to share the spotlight, but Jennifer Hudson definitely holds her own.

    10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
    Julia Stiles is an Angry Female. How do we know? She listens to girl bands! (Gasp!)

    Dirty Dancing (1987)
    Nobody puts this soundtrack in the corner.

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    Ready-to-wear isn't the only sect of the fashion industry that's pushing itself towards being more size-inclusive. In June, footwear brand Jeffrey Campbell introduced a capsule collection designed with curve model and body positivity activist La’Shaunae Steward. "When we say our shoes are made for everybody we truly mean everyBODY," the company teased.

    Now, Stuart Weitzman is making its shoes available to every body, too. On Tuesday, the label announced that it will be offering an expanded range of this fall’s most stylish boot silhouettes in sizes smaller than a six, larger than 10, and in wide and narrow widths — the latest step in the brand's ongoing customization program.

    Dubbed "The Boot Guide," Stuart Weitzman is allowing customers to create their dream shoe, picking from three knee-high boots (one slouchy, one block heel, one kitten heel), a thigh-high pair, a mid-calf stiletto, a pointed-toe ankle boot, a kitten heel ankle boot, and a scrunch boot. There are 14 colors and materials to select from, and prices range from $535 to $1,098. After you submit your selection, you’ll have your made-to-order boots in just 12 weeks.

    Basically, you can pick out the shoe you'll be wearing all season now, and it'll arrive just in time for prime fall/winter weather. Now that's what we call "see now, buy now."

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    Even if your workday uniform is more classic than colorful — like dark raw-hemmed jeans, a white t-shirt, and black leather booties — you've probably found yourself gravitating to leopard print now and then. From fresh A-line duster coats to fashion girls' favorite high-rise bike shorts, animal motifs have pushed out sailor stripes and polka dots as the print du jour for fall.

    But before you go running to Zara to blow your most recent paycheck for the sake of fashion, we recommend you dip your fingers in first. Try a trendy leopard print manicure that's cheap, easy to DIY, and can be wiped away with acetone. It's the smart way to test out animal print since, after just one wear, you'll realize that zebra mohair sweater is pretty impractical.

    From neutral camel and black polishes to louder magenta accents, find all the ways cool girls are styling their spotted manicures, ahead.

    A neutral-toned leopard print accent instantly elevates a gold glitter mani.

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    Upgrade your go-to solid pale pink manicure by adding animal-print art across the tip of your nail with a darker magenta polish. Emily Weiss is doing it with Glossier pink, but this wild take on the French manicure can also be done with pink and white.

    It's impossible not to be in a good mood when you look down at combo of leopard tips and bright rainbow polish on your fingers.

    A cool, minimalist take would be to etch fluorescent animal spots on an otherwise naked nail.

    Two en vogue nail trends in one: leopard print and orbit nails.

    Animal print can even be considered neutral when the polish tones are muted. It's like the polka dot 's trendy older sister.

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    Drum roll, please... (but actually, because this is gonna be good)...

    The theme of the next Met Gala is "Camp: Notes on Fashion."

    After putting on the most-visited Costume Institute show in its history — you saw it, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination — the Metropolitan Museum of Art's curator-in-charge Andrew Bolton is going even bigger. A play on literary star Susan Sontag's 1964 Partisan Review essay "Notes On 'Camp,' " in which she put a word on the meeting of high-brow art with mass culture (think: Andy Warhol, Banksy, but also reality television and meme culture), next year's Met Gala will highlight the art of opposition to conformity — and all of the fun that comes with it.

    But that's not all: Fashion's biggest night will also be co-chaired by Lady Gaga, the self-dubbed 'art pop' queen herself, Harry Styles, Serena Williams, and Gucci's all-but-elusive creative director and reviver of high-fashion camp Alessandro Michele. (With that information alone, you can definitely count on an Elton John appearance and maybe a Cher cameo, too.) Of the decision to go from something as serious as religion to something as supposedly light as camp, especially right now, Bolton feels the timing couldn't be more right. Though its opening night usually draws bipartisan criticism in terms of what unfolds on the red carpet, the exhibition itself doesn't disappoint when it comes to tackling real-world topics that, yes, impact how we dress.

    "We are going through an extreme camp moment, and it felt very relevant to the cultural conversation to look at what is often dismissed as empty frivolity but can be actually a very sophisticated and powerful political tool, especially for marginalized cultures," Bolton told The New York Times. "Whether it’s pop camp, queer camp, high camp or political camp — Trump is a very camp figure — I think it’s very timely." Though the President and his family have yet to attend a Met Gala since moving into the White House, we're sure any Trump references — at least, on the red carpet — will be left at home. (Or will they?)

    "One of my favorite definitions from Susan’s essay is when she talks about the idea of camp as failed seriousness. When it is ‘campy,’ it is more self-conscious, but we are going to look at both," Bolton explained. The exhibition is said to feature 175 pieces of 37 designers, including menswear and art pieces (sculptures, paintings, drawings), and will take museum-goers through the history of camp: from Versailles to the Stonewall Inn, the birthplace of the gay liberation movement which has since been made a national monument that you can still visit today, should you decide to fête your visit to The Met with a shot and a beer post-viewing.

    On camp culture and why next year's May 6 show will be more relevant and extra than ever, Bolton puts it perfectly: "I have started to think it is everywhere, and that all fashion is on some level camp. It has gained such currency it has become invisible, and part of my goal is to make it visible again."

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    After seeing A Star Is Born for the first time (because you'll probably see it twice), you might leave the theater, get in your car, decide to adopt a labradoodle puppy, and listen to the film's soundtrack on repeat until Bradley Cooper's husky drawl is burned into your brain. We get it: It's hard to say goodbye to Ally and Maine after the final credits roll — unless, of course, you're the actors playing them.

    Both Gaga and Cooper, who underwent dramatic physical transformations for the Hollywood reboot, wanted to shed their characters' skin immediately after filming. For Gaga, that meant uncovering her many tattoos, putting her makeup back on, and dyeing her hair back to blonde. "When her last scene was done, she cut her hair, bleached it, and came back [to set] three or four hours later and looked like Gaga again," hair department head Lori McCoy-Bell tells Refinery29.

    Photo: Courtesy of Warner Bros Pictures.

    For Cooper, it meant ending his daily spray tan sessions, and chopping off his greasy bob. "Pre-production took a year, so he had all the time to get his hair long," McCoy-Bell says. "As soon as he knew there wouldn't be any reshoots, he cut it all off," she says.

    It's not totally unusual for an actor to ditch every last physical detail of their character, especially when that character was both physically and emotionally taxing to play. In fact, that's partially why Gaga changed her hair the second she knew Ally's job was done. During an appearance on The Ellen Show in September, host Ellen DeGeneres asked if it was hard for Gaga to let go of Ally. "Yes," Gaga replied. "There is some tremendous emotion and tragedy, so I wanted to get her out."

    Sure, everyone praises them for their Oscar-worthy acting, their music, and PETA-friendly casting, but perhaps Gaga and Cooper's greatest accomplishment post- A Star Is Born is giving a whole new meaning to the "breakup cut ".

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    When it comes to planning a trip, we tend to only think about the major costs: airfare and lodging. There’s just one issue: You’re going to have to spend money when you get there, too. A lot of money. Between meals, activities, transportation, and all those “gifts for other people” that you’re really going to keep for yourself, the actual cost of living while on a trip can seriously add up — especially if you’re on a budget.

    But traveling when you’re strapped for cash doesn’t have to mean saying no to the things you actually want to do. With a few easy hacks, it’s entirely possible to cover necessary costs and still have enough left over for some well-deserved “I’m on vacation” splurges. Click through for more, so the next time you’re traveling, you don’t have to feel guilty about a pricey bottle of wine or that perfect vintage coat.

    Create A Flexible Budget

    Sticking to a standardized daily budget on vacation doesn’t make a ton of sense, since you’re likely doing different things each day (going shopping and having a nice meal out one day will cost a lot more than free activities and street food the next). Be flexible based on what you plan to do each day, but still set a limit on what you’re allowed to spend first thing in the morning, and track how you spend it throughout the day.

    Illustrated by Seung Won Chun.

    See Who You Know

    Before you leave for your trip, put out a call on social media, throughout your office, and in all your different group chats saying where you’ll be to see if you know anyone that can hook you up while you’re there. You never know: You may just score a few free nights in someone’s guest room or intel on affordable hidden gems.

    Illustrated by Seung Won Chun.

    Use A Credit Card That Rewards Your Purchases

    If you're going to be making purchases on your trip (which...you will be), find a way to pay that not only saves you money but also rewards you in the process. A no-fee credit card like the American Airlines AAdvantage MileUp card by Citi offers a way for users to turn daily spending into tangible experiences. For every dollar you spend, you’ll earn AAdvantage miles that can go towards your next trip. You can also take advantage of 25% off when using the card for food and beverage purchases on American Airlines flights, so the savings can begin before you even land. (See? That in-flight wine was actually worth it.)

    Illustrated by Seung Won Chun.

    Lunch Out, Dinner In

    It's not a rule written in stone, but generally speaking, lunch in restaurants around the world tends to be less expensive than dinner (since lunch typically comes in smaller portions and many travel destinations tend to have more indulgent dinner menus). So if you have access to a kitchen, save those dining dollars by cooking your meals in the evening and going out for lunch.

    Illustrated by Seung Won Chun.

    Visit The Local Markets

    Since you’ll be cooking your dinners in, make a trip to the local market to stock up on supplies. You’ll often find meat, cheese, produce, and prepared foods under the same roof, all grown or produced by locals and sold for a much more affordable rate than the items at grocery stores. Beyond being a budgeting hack, it’s also a great cultural experience.

    Illustrated by Seung Won Chun.

    Change Your Currency At The Bank

    It might seem like one more thing to do before you head out of town, but you’ll thank yourself in the long run. Changing money at your local bank gives you much more bang for your buck, as airports and hotels are notorious for giving bad exchange rates and racking up fees to transfer. Banks often get the best exchange rates, and if it’s your local branch, you might not even have to pay a fee at all.

    Illustrated by Seung Won Chun.

    Embrace The Sharing Economy

    The sharing economy is the overarching term for this new style of how we do, well, everything. Airbnb, Uber Pool, coworking spaces, etc., are all examples of the sharing economy. And it can save you big when you travel. Some areas are more practical, like apartment renting with apps like Airbnb or sharing rides, but you can also use the sharing economy to find fun things to do and people to meet.

    Airbnb has a new Experiences service, where locals act as guides, offering fun things to do in their cities (from cooking classes to walking tours) at a much cheaper price point than traditional activities. There’s also EatWith, in which locals open up their homes and kitchens to travelers for home-cooked meals and meeting new people.

    Illustrated by Seung Won Chun.

    Use Public Transportation

    On the one hand, it’s great that Uber is seemingly everywhere. But while a private taxi or transfer service is certainly more comfortable, it’s also the more expensive option. Public transportation is almost always cheaper and an interesting way to interact with locals and learn more about the place you’re visiting.

    Illustrated by Seung Won Chun.

    Find Free Activities

    Many cities have free museums, walking tours, live music in parks, and other activities you won’t have to pay for, so if you’re strapped for cash, it’s in your best interest to prioritize these over more costly touristy experiences. Simply Google “free activities + [your destination]” to see calendars of events or other notifications about what is happening around you.

    Illustrated by Seung Won Chun.

    Invest In A City Tourist Card

    City cards, available in 35 cities and 21 countries, provide discounted or free entry to top visitor attractions, as well as offers and discounts at shops and restaurants. Some city cards even allow you to jump to the front of the line and provide free or discounted public transportation.

    Illustrated by Seung Won Chun.

    Pack To Snack

    Rather than eating full meals at restaurants, pack plenty of snacks so you can keep yourself going throughout the day. Fruit, granola bars, and trail mix can often be filling enough to allow you to stay energized without having to slow down (or pay up) for a full, sit-down meal. Bringing your own water bottle is another money-saver that will eliminate the need for you to constantly purchase water as you go. Plus, it’s better for the environment.

    Illustrated by Seung Won Chun.

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    It's an urban legend we all know well: the maniac who takes advantage of trick or treaters by sliding razor blades into their apples and needles into their chocolate bars. While there has never been a credible report of any stranger murdering a child this way, the basis of the alleged phenomenon actually does come from a true story. However, it wasn't a stranger murdering a child — it was a father who murdered his son.

    In Deer Park, TX, on Halloween night of 1974, Ronald O'Bryan, an optician and church deacon, was chaperoning his 8-year-old son Timothy and 5-year-old daughter Elizabeth as they trick or treated throughout the neighborhood. They stopped at a darkened house and rang the bell but when nobody came to the door, the children moved ahead impatiently, catching up to three other neighborhood children. O'Bryan lingered behind. When he caught up to the kids he had good news: someone had come to door after all and given him candy for the group. He produced five 21 inch Pixy Stix. He gave one each to Timothy, Elizabeth, two of his neighbor's children, and a 10-year-old boy he recognized from church.

    Later that evening, Timothy was allowed one piece of candy from the night's haul. His father encouraged his son to eat Pixy Stix. The powdered sugar had a strange chunky consistency and when he complained to his father that it tasted bitter, O'Bryan gave his son a glass of Kool-Aid to wash it down. Almost immediately, Timothy began to convulse and vomit. He died at the local hospital an hour later.

    The medical examiner told law enforcement that the boy's breath smelled of almonds — a telltale sign of cyanide poisoning. An autopsy later confirmed that Timothy's candy had been tainted with a fatal dose of potassium cyanide. A pathologist found the amount in the Pixy Stix would have been enough to kill two people.

    O'Bryan stuck to his original story — he'd been given the candy from the darkened house in the neighborhood — but his alibi quickly fell apart. Police learned that O'Bryan was in $100,000 of debt and had recently taken out life insurance policies on his two children. As murder would negate a payout, he'd decided to hand out the poisoned candy to other children in the neighborhood as well in an attempt to cover his tracks. While none of them had consumed the tainted treats, one family found their son asleep in bed, clutching the Pixy Stix — the staples O'Bryan had used to reseal the candy after poisoning it had been too difficult to pry apart.

    O'Bryan was convicted of one count of capital murder and four counts of attempted murder in 1975. The jury sentenced him to death. He was executed by lethal injection in 1984 as a crowd of demonstrators stood outside the prison and shouted "Trick or Treat!" while pelting anti-death penalty protestors with candy.

    Despite this terrible crime, Joel Best, a professor of Sociology at the University of Delaware has been warning people not to worry about the alleged phenomenon he calls "Halloween Sadism " for decades. In 2016 he told Vice that "he has hasn't collected any evidence to support the widespread belief in strangers with dangerous candy." He chalks up they myth's ongoing prevalence to the way in which society uses urban legend to compartmentalize anxiety about large fears that are out of our control.

    "It's the greatest thing in the world you can be afraid of because you only have to be afraid of it for one night a year," Best told Vice. "You know, maybe there's somebody down the block who's so crazy that he poisons little children at random, but he only does it one night a year. Throughout the rest of the year, he's normal."

    In fact, the dangers children are most likely to face on Halloween are frighteningly common. Children are at a higher risk of being hit and killed by a car on Halloween, they can get sick from ingesting the material in glow sticks, or be burned by dry ice used in decorations. For those who are concerned about danger, there is plenty of practical advice on keeping your kids safe this Halloween.

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    So bae popped the question, and it’s time to start planning your wedding. Congrats! Your to-do list might be packed with purchasing your dream dress, securing your venue, testing out cake flavors. But brainstorming your beauty look is, hands down, one of the most fun parts of getting married, especially if you have natural hair.

    You don’t have to straighten your curls to be a banging bride on your big day (unless you want to). The biggest perk of having natural hair is the versatility. You can create just about any style you can imagine for your bridal look. You can let your Afro roam free and accent it with diamond decals or flowers. Or, you can lightly blowdry your strands and slick them up into a sleek pompadour. You can even get creative with braids and add cornrows or loose plaits to your look.

    No matter your personal swag, there are plenty of beautiful ways to say “I do” while still embracing your texture. If you need a few ideas to send to your stylist before your bridal hair test, we’ve rounded up some formal natural hair looks to get you inspired.

    For the 2018 Emmy Awards, celebrity stylist Felicia Leatherwood styled Ryan Michelle Bathe's hair into a twisted mohawk style that'll look perfect with your white dress.

    Give your sleek bun some additional texture by adding two-strand twists (and a pearl clip) as an accent.

    Faux bangs and a messy bun are easy enough to pull off on your own if you want to skip hiring a hairstylist. But the final look is so chic, everyone would think a pro did it.

    This half cornrow, half curls look is extremely gorgeous and a great way to keep your hair out of your face while you chop it up on the dance floor during your reception.

    You can't go wrong with a slicked-back bun (especially in a strapless gown). Add a few diamond or pearl pins towards the front of your style to make the look even more bridal.

    Add a bedazzled comb to your side-parted curls to elevate your style from regular wash-and-go to perfect wedding hair.

    If you're a DIY type of gal, consider copying this look that celeb stylist Lacy Redway did on Zazie Beetz for the 2018 Emmys. All it requires is two cornrows at the front of your head and picking your fluffy curls into a high puff.

    Diamond and pearl accents aren't your only option for dressing up your hair. You can weave metallic gold or silver braiding cord  throughout your bun or updo to create a regal style.

    For the boho-bride, add fresh florals (or a faux clip) to spiral curls or finger coils.

    A side-swept pompadour will keep all the attention on your beautiful face, while serving as an anchor for your extra-long veil.

    You'll feel like a true queen with this floral crown and halo updo.

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    In 1995, Sheena Iyengar, a business professor at Columbia University and author of “The Art of Choosing,” conducted a study proving that having too many choices is paralyzing to a person's decision-making process. And yet, that hasn't stopped the beauty industry from producing hundreds of new liquid lipstick s in just the last few years. With so many options out there, how do you choose one over the other?

    Recently, that decision has gotten a bit easier thanks to a few much-needed updates from our favorite brands. No longer are liquid lipsticks drying to the point of crusting off our lips; in fact, many are creamy, silky smooth formulas that can last through an intense makeout session without budging — which is exactly why we're adding a handful of them to our fall makeup rotation.

    Still not sure exactly which liquid lipsticks to consider? Keep clicking for our favorites.

    Rihanna hit it out of the park with her first liquid lipstick. The universally-flattering hue is lightweight, opaque, and insanely long-lasting. Plus, the hourglass-shaped wand hugs lips to deposit the perfect amount of even color.



    FENTY BEAUTY BY RIHANNA Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color, $24, available at Sephora

    Lawless Beauty, a cruelty-free line of liquid lipsticks, has an extensive list of ingredients with a few notable exceptions, including talc, petroleum, and parabens. But that's not all: The formula is opaque, comfortable, and long-lasting, too.



    Lawless Beauty Soft Matte Liquid Lipstick, $25, available at Neiman Marcus

    When YouTuber Michelle Phan decided to revamp her makeup line, Em Cosmetics, she created a line of pigmented, whipped liquid lipsticks that never feel dry or cakey on the lips.



    Em Cosmetics Infinite Lip Cloud, $16, available at Em Cosmetics

    NARS' first-ever true liquid lipstick does not disappoint. The formula is light and dries down to a matte, yet comfortable finish. It isn't completely transfer-proof, but it does last 10 hours at the beach (we tested).



    NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment, $26, available at Sephora

    After the success of the Gen Nude range of neutral liquid lipsticks, the brand decided to launch a brand new, 10-shade lineup of the same creamy, long-wearing formula in bold pinks, reds, and purples.



    bareMinerals Statement Matte Liquid Lipstick, $19, available at bareMinerals

    If you want liquid lipstick that will really, truly never move, Beauty Bakerie is the way to go. The indie brand's formula never clumps and never dries out your lips. But we also love the incredible color range; there is an entire rainbow of pigments for every style and skin tone.



    Beauty Bakerie Matte Lip Whip, $20, available at Beauty Bakerie

    Prefer a trend two-for-one? This formula comes with two liquid lipstick finishes to mix, match, or wear individually — and it's available in tons of colors, too.



    Touch In Sol Metallist Liquid Foil Lipstick Duo, $25, available at Sephora

    Dose of Colors is an indie company that deserves all of the mainstream attention. We have a particular affinity for the brand's liquid lipsticks. They go on velvety, dry matte without leaving your lips parched, and the color payoff is major.



    Dose of Colors Liquid Matte Lipstick, $18, available at Dose of Colors

    Considering this was Revlon's first liquid lipstick, it's safe to say the hydrating, plush, and easy-to-use formula isn't shabby.



    Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Color, $9.99, available at Ulta Beauty

    If you didn't think makeup was entertaining, you haven't tried this transformative liquid lipstick before. With one smack of your lips, glitter emerges as if by magic.



    Ciaté Glitter Flip, $19, available at Sephora

    If you're looking to meet a formula that grips your lips and never lets go, you've come to the right place.



    Giorgio Armani Beauty Lip Magnet Liquid Lipstick, $38, available at Sephora

    It's been a consistent sell-out at Sephora for good reason — it comes in gorgeous pink and nude shades that stay put for hours, whether you go sheer or full coverage.



    Dior Dior Addict Lip Tattoo, $30, available at Sephora

    A vegan, non-toxic, cruelty-, paraben-, and sulfate-free liquid lipstick is hard to come by — but the vivid matte shades from this under-the-radar indie brand fit the bill and then some.



    Spela Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick, $18, available at Spela Cosmetics

    CoverGirl's full spectrum of vibrant brights comes with a foolproof precision cap.



    COVERGIRL Colorlicious Melting Pout Liquid Lipstick, $7.99, available at Ulta Beauty

    We don't just love this liquid lipstick because it had a cameo on Insecure(for the record, Molly wore Prima Donna). In fact, we stan the formula for a few reasons: it's non-drying (thank the shea butter and jojoba oil), long-wearing, and never unattractively settles in the creases of our lips.



    The Lip Bar The Lip Bar Matte Liquid Lipstick, $13, available at Target

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    "What do you think is in there?" That's the question the Dyson team confronted me with as I peered at the mysterious brown leather box that held the brand's newest innovation. As a beauty writer, I'm usually good at this guessing game, but I will admit that I was stumped. When the Supersonic Hair Dryer launched in 2016, it completely changed the blowdryer category because it was both lightweight and damn powerful. So, what else could the company famous for humidifiers and vacuum cleaners possibly create that'd launch the beauty industry forward to the future? Giving it a guess, I went for "electronic face-cleansing brush with some vacuum-type technology." And I was wrong, so wrong.

    Instead, the Dyson team unraveled the Airwrap Styler, a self-twirling curling iron that uses air instead of high heat. This innovative tool sucks in your hair on its own, twirls your strands onto the wand, and spits out natural-looking waves à la Blake Lively. All you have to do is place the rod near your ends, and voila, your hair is curled but without any extreme heat damage or arm-twisting effort.

    When I got to try the Airwrap on my own thick, wavy hair, my reaction was simply holy shit. I'm usually wary of any machine that is meant to vacuum up my hair (hello, tangles are a real concern), but this left me with loose curls that were red carpet worthy. And that is just the magic of one of the attachments.

    This tool comes with five different attachments that all deliver on different jobs, which removes the need for 10 different tools on your bathroom sink. From a volumizing brush to a pre-styler, you'll supposedly be able to replace your blowdryer, flat iron, curling iron and curling wand with this one tool, whether you're going for a more sleek look or bigger waves.

    The Airwrap Styler will be offered in three different kits that range from $499.99 to $549.99 (the most expensive kit includes all the attachments). And everything will be available to shop on dyson.com starting October 9. For a closer look at what the styler has to offer, we've rounded up the different attachments and how they all work, ahead.

    30mm Airwrap Barrel

    This barrel makes it possible to achieve waves on fine hair and tighter curls on thicker hair. It's ideal for adding body and volume. It is included in Kit 1, 2, and 3.

    40mm Airwrap Barrel

    This barrel, similar to the 30mm but just a larger size, is ideal for getting waves on thicker hair that's frizz-prone. It's included in Kit 1, 2, and 3.

    Dyson Firm Smoothing Brush

    If you're looking to get rid of flyaways with the swipe of a brush, this is the attachment for you. After blowdrying, you can pass this brush through your strands as a final smoothing step. This brush works best on thicker hair, and it's included in Kit 2 and 3.

    Dyson Volumizing Brush

    If you're looking to get a bomb blowout, you can easily build up shape and volume with this round brush, which creates tension with its sharp bristles. Air also blows through this attachment, so frizz is one less worry. It's included in Kit 3.

    Pre-Styling Dryer

    It's never ideal to style your hair while it's still wet, and Dyson gets that. Included in all the kits is a pre-styling dryer that will remove moisture before styling.

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    The days are getting shorter, mornings cooler, and the clocks are set to go back in less than a month. Sigh. Clearly, winter is coming (even if we can't always tell with Mother Nature's recent mood swings). And while we still have a few months until puffer coats and weather-proof boots are an absolute must, there's no better time than now to update our wardrobes with some new outerwear. Yup, we're going there.

    Your coat of choice says a lot about how you'll face the upcoming season. Perhaps you’ll brave it in animal print — be it zebra, python, or leopard — spotted on Fashion Month runways from Calvin Klein to Victoria Beckham. Or maybe you'll confront the elements with chic practicality in a vinyl jacket. Or, perhaps you'll keep things classic with a smart trench or heritage check.

    Don't waste your last few weeks of sunlight past 5 p.m. and days warm enough to only wear a sweater shopping endlessly for coats when you don't have to. Instead, allow this collection of key coat trends to be the only one you'll need to reference for the season.

    At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.

    Heritage Check

    Go for the more subtle herringbone end of the scale, or try something more colorful. Either way, it still feels like a classic.

    Photo: Edward Berthelot/Getty Images.

    Plastic Fantastic

    There's nothing like a trend that keeps you dry. We love the selection of glossy vinyl coats and trenches available at the moment: They give an injection of cool when thrown over jeans and a hoodie. Go for a bright color if you’re feeling bold.

    Photo: Christian Vierig/Getty Images.

    Animal Print

    The best thing about the animal print coat trend is the variety within — you can choose a more subtle leopard print or a more striking python. Either way, it'll give all of your fall clothes a lift.

    Photo: Claudio Lavenia/Getty Images.

    Corduroy

    Corduroy is one of the key trends working its way into suiting, shirts, and (luckily!) coats this season. We love how the latter manages to feel simultaneously vintage and fresh. It's about to be everywhere, trust us!

    Photo: Matthew Sperzel/Getty Images.

    Trench Coats

    The trench will never go out of fashion. It’s timeless, smart, and practical; a coat we should all have. And that's reason enough to finally invest in a good one this time around.

    Photo: Christian Vierig/Getty Images.

    Metallics

    It sounds slightly intimidating, but the metallic trend really is wearable — and fun! Trust us.

    Photo: Matthew Sperzel/Getty Images.

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    An awards show is a small but welcome distraction amidst the political firestorm we've been entangled in over the past few weeks. Tonight, the 48th annual American Music Awards are kicking off, and the star-studded event is sure to be a spectacle that delivers some (lighter) drama.

    A good red carpet is one that gets us speculating: Will nominee Cardi B shadily strut down the carpet in Nicki Minaj's hater merch? Will Taylor Swift open the show in a bold blue gown in solidarity with her newly-public Democratic stance (while Kanye West passive aggressively tweets in his blood red MAGA hat)? Will Ariana and Pete take their PDA-filled relationship to the next phase and arrive in a two-person onesie? The possibilities are endless and, with luck, the fashions will be good.

    But the red carpet isn't the only place we're looking for some style tonight. Our fashion queen Tracee Ellis Ross is back for a second round of hosting, and if we could dedicate an entire best dressed list to just the outfit changes we're expecting to see this evening (last year saw 12), we would.

    Here's to a night of fashion, groundbreaking achievements (Cardi B and Drake are both tied with eight nominations each), and (hopefully) some good old celebrity shade. Ahead, we're rounding up the looks that got us stopping and staring in all the best ways.

    Add slaying the red carpet in Giambattista Valli to Dua Lipa's list of new rules.

    Photo: Steve Granitz/Getty Images.

    Seeing double! Chloe x Halle work their twinning fashion magic once again, this time in matching Valentino dresses.

    Photo: Steve Granitz/Getty Images.

    We had a lot of high hopes for Tracee Ellis Ross tonight, but wearing an ensemble from Pyer Moss' recent impactful runway threw them all out of the water.

    Photo: Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images.

    Ooo, look what you made her do. The new T-Swift is now a full-fledged member of the Balmain army.

    Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images.

    Amandla Stenberg, the only celeb who can make a Ralph Lauren tux jacket and Levi’s x Karla denim combo look good on the red carpet.

    Photo: Steve Granitz/Getty Images.

    We're ready to boo up Ella Mai after spotting her in this cool, sea foam green Sergio Hudson suit.

    Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images.

    Vanessa Hudgens is glowing in Cushnie for her red carpet return.

    Photo: John Shearer/Getty Images.

    We're crazy here for Constance Wu in her No.21 mini sequin number.

    Photo: Steve Granitz/Getty Images.

    J.Lo came and she conquered in a hard-to-miss pink Georges Chakra gown.

    Photo: John Shearer/Getty Images.

    Busy Philipps is quite busy with a lot of things: the release of an upcoming memoir, introducing us to Lindsay Lohan's unique dance moves, hosting her own talk show; but she's not too busy to show us exactly how to dress for the AMAs red carpet.

    Photo: John Shearer/Getty Imaeges.

    Amber Heard proves you should always err on the side of dressy in a glitzy Ralph & Russo gown.

    Photo: Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images.

    Spotted - Leighton Meester looking stunning in a black and white Sonia Rykiel dress.

    Photo: Steve Granitz/Getty Images.

    Rita Ora may be the ultimate style chameleon but she always brings her best glam (this time in Giambattista Valli) to every red carpet.

    Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images.

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    So often it feels like we give attention to brands that have yet to embrace a wider demographic of consumers, that the ones who do seemingly fly under the radar. Well, it's time to give Universal Standard the praise it rightfully deserves. The minimalist and modern label that helped J.Crew finally expand its size range introduced its latest launch, Foundation, on Monday, and it's being offered in sizes 00 to 4o — a variety unprecedented in the fashion industry.

    "We’re not a plus-size brand, we’re not even a size inclusive brand," Alexandra Waldman, co-founder and CCO of Universal Standard, tells Refinery29. "We’re just a brand of clothing for women, which is what the future holds for the fashion apparel industry and I think the sooner that’s embraced, the better for everyone." This is evident not just through the latest product launch, but through its corresponding campaign imagery.

    Photographer Ronan Mckenzie brought the brand's vision of inclusivity and diversity to life by featuring 35 people who have been "foundational" to Universal Standard, including La’Shaunae Steward, Jari Jones, Georgia Pratt, Molly Constable, Aweng Chuol, Jess Miller, as well as brand partners and friends Christian Siriano and Julia Kisla.

    "We just love Steward's spirit, what she stands for, and the courage that it takes for her to do that," Waldman explains. "It sounds a bit patronizing to say it takes courage, but it does. It takes a certain strength of character to put yourself out there and say, I am beautiful and have every right to be here, and I’m going to participate in every way that I possibly can."

    The hope is that this mindset will translate to your layering pieces — trusted standbys that make you feel good in the best possible fabric, ever. Right now, the collection includes a bandeau, a camisole, a T-shirt, and a turtleneck, as well as a long-sleeved tee, available in a crew and V-neck. "We will continue to build on these pieces," Waldman says, "to make it easy to put your clothes on." That way, you won't have to think about what you’re wearing for the rest of the day. And, as Waldman says, that’s the ultimate freedom.

    Universal Standard’s Foundation collection will be exclusively available for purchase at its 11-month "retail experience" at 65 Greene Street in New York from October 13 to October 17, and online beginning on October 18. Prices range from $35 to $200 for all seven pieces, which can be purchased individually or in a four-piece or seven-piece "kit."

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    When awards season kicked off at the Golden Globes earlier this year, Hollywood's leading men and women chose to wear black in support with Time's Up. As Time’s Up member Eva Longoria told The New York Times, "This is a moment of solidarity, not a fashion moment." Since then, it seems fashion has managed to take the backseat to give actors and actresses the chance to voice their political agenda (save for an adorable moment with Sterling K. Brown at the SAG Awards), but Tracee Ellis Ross managed to make her fashion political as she hosted the 2018 American Music Awards — and looked amazing while doing so.

    Just before the awards show started, the Black -ish actress tweeted she would be wearing only Black designers during her presenting gig. She even went as far as to tweet out the details for every single outfit change throughout. “I’ve featured black designers in all of my @AMAs press looks,” she wrote. "Will do the same for all my show looks tonight! Stay tuned for look-by-look details!"

    Honestly, Ross is living out our fashion dreams. She not only attended Couture Fashion Week in Paris last July, where she picked out her Emmy's dress, but then she show us she pretty much invented the idea of wearing couture for InStyle magazine. Now, she's putting Black designers on a national stage thanks to her outfits changes with the help of her long-term stylist Karla Welch. But what else would you expect when being a Fashion Person™ is practically in your DNA?

    Pyer Moss suit, Christian Louboutin heels, Jacob & Co necklace, Djula Jewelry earring, and Mattia Cielo earring.

    Gucci-Dapper Dan collection cape, Nicolas Jebran sequin bodysuit, Nike Air Force One sneakers, Jacob & Co necklace and earrings, Lillian Shalom custom grill.

    CD Greene gold sequin dress.

    x Karla x When We All Vote T-shirt, Shanel Campbell skirt, Aminah Abdul Jillil shoes.

    Off-White dress and Christian Louboutin heels.

    Sergio Hudson bodysuit, gloves, belt and beret, Casadei heels, and Gucci sunglasses.

    LAVIEbyCK dress, Stuart Weitzman earrings and heels.

    Balmain dress, Christian Louboutin heels, Amwaj Jewellery earrings.

    Désho suit, earrings, and brooch, Tamara Mellon heels.

    Cushnie jumpsuit and Jimmy Choo pumps.

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