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Beauty How Trans Role Model Casil McArthur Learned to Express Himself Through Cosplay Long before the 17-year-old model Casil McArthur became a favorite among Marc Jacobs and Steven Meisel, he struggled with gender dysphoria and not being accepted for wearing masculine clothes. At 13, though, he found relief from both going about his life and his modeling career under his then-name Dani Rose: cosplay, or dressing up as characters from mostly anime and manga series, proved not only the escape McArthur needed, but one that eventually taught him how to be comfortable being himself.
Celebrities Laura Dern, Naomi Watts, Patricia Arquette, and Hailey Gates Open Up About Working with Legendary Director David Lynch David Lynch certainly has an eye for female protagonists — especially the tragic heroine — from 'Mulholland Drive' to 'Twin Peaks.' Here, four of his favorite collaborators past and present, the actresses Laura Dern, Patricia Arquette, Naomi Watts, and Hailey Gates, discuss their relationship with the famed director. In the words of Naomi Watts, "such a freak" — but a beloved one at that.
Beauty Model and Musician Rainey Qualley Undergoes a Radical Hair Transformation in the Hands of Celeb Stylist Garren Rainey Qualley, the model and musician who records as Rainsford, grew up in the south, "where there's this sense that you're supposed to look pretty and look like a lady." But she wanted to push back against that — so she, in the hands of hairstylist-to-the-stars Garren, decided to make a change. A pretty radical one, at that, inspired by female rock stars like Patti Smith. See Qualley's dramatic transformation in our inaugural Cut video.
Celebrities Barbra Streisand's Favorite Birthday Was So Beautiful She Fell Off A Chair Singer-actress Barbra Streisand’s favorite birthday was when her son, Jason Gould, surprised her with a mammoth multimedia presentation. Gould presented an amazing film he’d made for his mother that featured pictures of them from when he was a baby. Jason also sang a song and played a record that was so beautiful she literally fell off her chair! From that point on, she and her son traveled together on tour to sing almost every night.
Celebrities Gigi Hadid Had a Kobe Bryant Cake at Her Best Birthday Party Ever Model Gigi Hadid’s favorite birthday was when she turned 13. The Victoria's Secret and Sports Illustrated swimsuit model went to a Los Angeles Lakers game with her parents and friends where she got to see her favorite player Kobe Bryant. Hadid wore a yellow and purple wig, her Kobe Bryant jersey, and even had a Kobe Bryant cake.
Fashion Victoria's Secret Choreographer Jermaine Browne Demonstrates the Allure of Pole Dancing Director Lucia Martinez and choreographer Jermaine Browne are reimagining the art of pole dancing. "My inspiration for this film has been women and the woman’s body and how we are seen in certain circumstances," says Martinez. "Sometimes because of the beauty and sexiness of our bodies we are portrayed as objects. I wanted to empower women to feel proud for who they are and what they do." The two creatives, along with pole art champion Irmingard Mayer, show off the under-appreciated art form.
Fashion Lion Babe's Jillian Hervey Has Made Her Mom Vanessa Williams' Silver Sequined Leotard Her Own "It's like the energy of my body is shooting disco light." Jillian Hervey, the singer, songwriter, and dancer who records as Lion Babe, made off with a silver sequined leotard from her mom Vanessa Williams's closet when she left for college. Since then, she's made the "amazing" piece her own — and here, she explains how, while highlighting her mother's legacy.
Celebrities Samantha Bee and Jason Jones, Former 'Daily Show' Correspondents and Real-Life Couple, Discuss Falling in Love Samantha Bee and Jason Jones, the political commentators and comedians who both formerly starred on 'The Daily Show,' are a couple off-screen. Here, they recount the moment they fell in love (on a camping trip that took an unexpected turn) and sound off on personal quirks.
Celebrities Anya Taylor-Joy Was Starstruck by Saoirse Ronan On Her Birthday In this episode of Birthday Stories, actress Anya Taylor-Joy (from "Split", "Morgan", and "The Witch") talks about her favorite birthday. She says her parents took her to see the 2016 Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's The Crucible. That's when she was absolutely starstruck by "Brooklyn" actress Saoirse Ronan. Taylor-Joy admits she had no chill and needed to take a breather after hanging out with Saoirse. The two starlets hit it off over witches!
Fashion Pharrell, Lily Collins and More Read Chanel's Seven Most Inspiring Quotes Nearly a century after her heyday, Chanel founder Gabrielle Chanel continues to be a touchstone in fashion and a model for women across the industry. Here, Chanel favorites like Amber Valletta, Lily Collins, Kiernan Shipka, and Pharrell Williams come together to revisit some of her best, most inspiring expressions.
Celebrities "Wonder Woman" Star Gal Gadot Was a Very Reluctant Pageant Queen When Gal Gadot was 18, she entered the Miss Israel pageant, almost on a whim — and she won. From there, she was shepherded off to the Miss Universe competition, where she was "very naughty" in order to avoid another triumph. She didn't set out to be an actress — instead, she studied law and international relations — but when she started going to castings, she realized "acting is so much more fun." Get to know one of the newest members of the DC Comics universe, here.
Fashion 10 Ways to Wear Balmain's Racy Military-Inspired Look This spring, report for duty in Balmain's chic take on the military moment: a perfect fashion moment no matter your age, size, or occasion at hand. Layer over a cropped pant for the office, or bare your legs and add a pump for a night out. You can't go wrong with a shirting option to layer under this suit - try with a thin black tie for a French take on the look, or a simple knit for a subtle play with texture. However you style it, this is one major statement piece that's worth investing in
Music "Hideaway" Is Mykki Blanco's Artful Exploration of HIV Stigma Rapper, performance artist, and activist Mykki Blanco released his debut studio album, 'Mykki,' in late 2016. Now, in collaboration with director Daisy Zhou, he's turning a standout track, "Hideaway," into an artful examination of the effect of HIV stigma on romantic partnerships on the occasion of National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.