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Emma Watson Wore a Stunning Backless Dress for Her First Red Carpet in Two Years

Emma Watson just went to her first red carpet event since 2019, and the look is bold and fabulous.

The Little Women actor attended the Earthshot Prize ceremony in London in a unique ‘fit: a backless dress, pants, and very on-trend chunk shoes. Watson was a presenter at the event, which honors people who are helping combat climate change. Other celeb guests included Kate Middleton, Prince William, Ed Sheeran, and Emma Thompson. 

The best part about Watson’s look here: It’s up-cycled demi-couture bridal wear from the Harris Reed FOUND collection. In fact, the whole look was head-to-toe Harris Reed. 

Check it out, below. Also, I’m living for her hair here. A perfect bob!

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In May, Emma Watson popped up on social media to address rumors she was engaged and retiring from acting.

“Rumours about whether I’m engaged or not, or whether my career is ‘dormant or not’ are ways to create clicks each time they are revealed to be true or untrue,” Watson wrote. “If I have news – I promise I’ll share it with you. In the mean time please assume no news from me just means I’m quietly spending the pandemic the way most people are – failing to make sourdough bread (!), caring for my loved ones and doing my best not to spread a virus that is still affecting so many people. I am sending so much love to you, hoping you’re ok and as well and happy as you can be in these strange times. And again, thank you to everyone working so hard to keep us safe and well.”

Emma Watson’s manager at Untitled Entertainment, Jason Weinberg, also dismissed speculation her career had gone “dormant” back in February 2021. “Emma’s social media accounts are dormant but her career isn’t,” he told E.W. in a statement

M83’s Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming Arrived At The Perfect Moment

By Grant Sharples

Everyone knows that sound. Immediately after pressing play, that unforgettable melody materializes and bubbles up to the surface just in time for the first chorus. It’s not exactly welcoming; it’s high-pitched and uncanny, peculiar characteristics for one of the most ubiquitous pop songs of the new millennium. Still, it’s one of the catchiest hooks on any song from the 2010s. “Midnight City” is special in that way, and there’s no way M83’s musical architect Anthony Gonzalez could have predicted its staggering popularity.

“When I first made that, I felt stupid,” the French indie-pop artist told Pitchfork in 2011, the same year he unleashed the song. “It’s my voice under heavy distortion, and I was feeling so dumb doing those high-pitched vocals while my girlfriend was sleeping downstairs.” The song that made Gonzalez feel “dumb” ended up being the lead single for M83’s magnum opus, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, released 10 years ago today. “Midnight City” was everywhere, appearing in Victoria’s Secret and Gucci commercials and TV shows such as The Mindy Project and eventually Black Mirror. It charted on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. It received its very own EP of remixes. With its immense media presence, no one could avoid that seismic hook. “Midnight City” led plenty of unassuming listeners into M83’s dreamworld. It provided a gateway into Gonzalez’s music at the exact right moment.

Although Gonzalez had been making music under the M83 moniker since 2001, he wouldn’t cement himself in the indie-pop canon for some time. There was the digital shoegaze of 2003’s Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts; the tremendous Before the Dawn Heals Us, Gonzalez’s first record without M83’s co-founder Nicolas Fromageau; and 2008’s Saturdays = Youth, Gonazlez’s catchiest, poppiest batch of songs at the time. Though he gained more notoriety with each release, he took his cinematic pop approach many steps further with Hurry Up, and “Midnight City” embodies that perfectly.

The climate was right for the song’s release. Festival-sized indie-pop was at its apex, with bands like Phoenix, Passion Pit, and MGMT dominating the genre. In particular, songs like “1901,” “Sleepyhead,” and “Kids” primed the masses to dance to keyboards and synths again. Neon-tinted ‘80s nostalgia was also in full swing, with prominent releases such as Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs, Destroyer’s Kaputt, and eventually The 1975’s eponymous debut serving as watershed releases in the 2010s. But Gonzalez was an expert by the time this strain of homage became a trend. The best encapsulation of this is Fitz & the Tantrums member James King’s memorable saxophone solo toward the end of “Midnight City.”

Just as everyone knows the song’s idiosyncratic hook, everyone also knows that sax solo. Like the song itself at its time and place, King’s horn work arrives at the perfect moment. After another chorus, Gonzalez holds back his vocals for one final moment, and the sax steals the show. King interlocks himself with the hook from the beginning of the track, playing over it but not overshadowing it, and his warm timbre conjures images of a nocturnal Los Angeles that inspired “Midnight City” in the first place. It’s an effortless, masterful conclusion, and it’s just what Gonzalez intended to do. “Sometimes, a song needs an element to be finished,” he told The Guardian in 2011. “You know that this element has been overused in the past and is considered clichéd or cheesy, but the song needs it. With this album, the whole idea was to do something and have no regrets.”

Despite that Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming remains Gonzalez’s most accessible, pop-centric work yet, it is also his most ambitious. It’s his first and only double album, split into a “sister side” and a “brother side.” These are two companion albums treated as siblings, and each track has a mirrored version on its counterpart. For instance, “Intro” is the companion track to the second album’s opener, “My Tears Are Becoming a Sea.”

It’s a lofty proposition, but it seldom feels condescending or dense. These are straightforward pop songs with a handful of interstitial tracks that act as necessary connective tissue. Though Gonzalez was inspired by ‘90s records like My Bloody Valentine’s shoegaze classic Loveless and Smashing Pumpkins’ landmark double album Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, he evokes ‘80s acts like Peter Gabriel, Tears for Fears, and Depeche Mode in songs such as “OK Pal,” “Steve McQueen,” and, of course, “Midnight City.”

Even in the album’s music videos, Gonzalez establishes a grandiose, sci-fi narrative with motifs like youth and innocence. “Midnight City,” which currently has more than 342 million views on YouTube, lays the foundation for an episodic trilogy that continues with two of the album’s other singles, “Reunion” and “Wait.” Although its story skews more toward impressionism rather than concreteness, it reinforces Hurry Up’s status as a unified experience.

To aid him in this immense undertaking, he recruited producer Justin Meldal-Johnsen, whose portfolio now includes Paramore, Jimmy Eat World, and, most recently, Deafheaven. He helped realize Gonzalez’s ‘80s synthpop vision, demonstrating his bass chops on tracks such as “Claudia Lewis” and “Raconte-Moi Une Histoire”; for the latter, he recorded his daughter speaking about magical frogs. Still, this is Gonzalez’s show with his singular, cosmic pop songwriting, which is fully translated in “Midnight City.”

The rather simplistic lyrics of “Midnight City” also aggrandized its mass appeal. With such an assertive hook for its chorus, there are very few words in “Midnight City” at all. For most of its four minutes, Gonzalez ruminates on “waiting in the car, waiting for a ride in the dark.” But the song’s directness isn’t a fault; it conveys exactly what Gonzalez meant it to: the sense of wonder and tranquility that arises while gazing at a luminescent skyline. As he exclaims in one of the track’s most vivid moments, “The city is my church.”

Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming remains one of the definitive indie-pop albums of its decade, and “Midnight City” is the key to it all. It was the entry point into M83’s discography, and its timing couldn’t have been more auspicious. This album and its lead single inaugurated M83 into the synthpop hall of fame and showed the world what Gonzalez was capable of. M83 was behind what is now recognized as one of the best pop songs of the 21st century. To call it pure serendipity would be a severe understatement. It helped establish an identity for indie-pop’s trademark sound.

Zendaya Just Wore Blunt Bangs—And a Crop Top Made of Chains—on the Red Carpet

Hairstylists all over the world are about the get a lot of requests for bangs, because Zendaya has them once again. 

The actor-singer is serving with every single look she’s worn promoting her movie Dune, which debuts in theaters and on HBO Max October 22. During a photo call for the project at the London Film Festival on October 16, Zendaya changed up her entire look with some bangs

Zendaya wore a Vivienne Westwood chainmail top–it’s very Game of Thrones meets “early 2000s going-out top”–paired with a burnt orange and cream checkered skirt. This entire look was only enhanced by Zendaya’s bangs, which were styled with soft, relaxed curls on the ends. 

You can check out the entire look, below:

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Later, Zendaya changed into an equally iconic but undoubtedly cozier outfit: black leather pants paired with a incredibly long oversized white button-front top and black pointed-toe heels. 

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Zendaya hustled to get the role as Chani in director Denis Villeneuve’s Dune and, according to Entertainment Weekly, landed the role after a chemistry read with costar Timothee Chalamet. “I felt very welcomed by the crew and cast, everybody was so lovely to me,” she said. “Denis is so detail-oriented and thoughtful; any question I had, he had thought about before. He had answers for everything, so I was able to speak with him and develop Chani very quickly. I became very close with Timothée. We were like, ‘Oh, this is great, we’re gonna be besties, I can tell.

 “I learned so much as an actress and became better just from that experience of being around Denis, watching him interact with his actors and run sets, and then seeing the way Javier [Bardem] works too,” Zendaya told EW. “I also became wonderful friends with Timothée, who’s now like my family, I would say.”

I can’t wait for this movie.

Zendaya Just Wore a Crop Top Made of Chains—And Blunt Bangs—on the Red Carpet

Hairstylists all over the world are about the get a lot of requests for bangs, because Zendaya has them once again. 

The actor-singer is serving with every single look she’s worn promoting her movie Dune, in theaters and on HBO Max October 22. During a photo call for the project at the London Film Festival on October 16, Zendaya changed up her entire look with some bangs

Zendaya wore a Vivienne Westwood chainmail top–it’s very Game of Thrones meets early 2000s going-out top–paired with a burnt orange and white checkered skirt. This entire look was only enhanced by Zendaya’s bangs, which were styled with soft, relaxed curls on the ends. 

You can check out the entire look, below:

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Later, Zendaya changed into an equally iconic but undoubtedly cozier outfit: black leather pants paired with a white long, oversized button-down top and black pointed-toe heels. 

David M. Benett/Getty Images

Zendaya hustled to get the role as Chani in director Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, and, according to Entertainment Weekly, landed the role after a chemistry read with costar Timothee Chalamet. “I felt very welcomed by the crew and cast, everybody was so lovely to me,” she said. “Denis is so detail-oriented and thoughtful; any question I had, he had thought about before. He had answers for everything, so I was able to speak with him and develop Chani very quickly. I became very close with Timothée. We were like, ‘Oh, this is great, we’re gonna be besties, I can tell.'”

 “I learned so much as an actress and became better just from that experience of being around Denis, watching him interact with his actors and run sets, and then seeing the way Javier [Bardem] works too,” Zendaya told EW. “I also became wonderful friends with Timothée, who’s now like my family I would say.”

I can’t wait for this movie.

Pumpkin Spice Hair Is Here, and It’s Perfect for Fall

No matter how basic it’s been deemed in the past, there’s really nothing like a pumpkin spice latte on the first crisp day of fall. Now, pumpkin spice hair color is here to give you the same feeling in hair color form. 

Red hair colors, in all forms, have been having a major moment. The trend kicked off with Zendaya’s dark auburn at the 2019 Emmys, faded into a lighter peach shade for most of quarantine, and it seems rich reds are back for fall—if Gigi Hadid’s copper shade at the Met Gala is any indication.

“This winter is all about burnt copper and brandished red tones,” confirms Mark DeBolt, co-owner and master colorist at New York’s Mark Ryan Salon. “Think deep, earth reds with natural finishes.” DeBolt adds that the color can be especially striking on people with green or hazel eyes. 

But if a richer red shade feels a little too intimidating, fear not. Karissa Schaudt, a colorist at Chicago’s Maxine Salon, says that the pumpkin spice trend includes all shades of red. “Pumpkin spice hair color looks just as good as it tastes,” she says. “It’s full of bold tones that include ginger, cinnamon, and chestnut. Each of these shades can be interpreted as pumpkin spice or blended together to make one very rich tone. ”

Shades like peach, strawberry blonde, light copper, and ginger are such a pretty way to easy into the trend. They still add the spice that makes this look so pretty and fall appropriate—plus, the slightest hint of red will help warm up your complexion as winter arrives. Ask your colorist to start with a peachy gloss to ease in and opt for a demi-permanent dye once you know you’re into it. 

Scroll on for more of our favorite takes on the trend and get ready to go warmer. 

Bella Cacciatore is the beauty writer at Glamour. Follow her on Instagram @bellacacciatore_.

61 Under $100 Gift Ideas For Everyone On Your List

If you’re looking for the best under-$100 gift ideas to spread some cheer this holiday season, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re gifting the skin-care enthusiast, the wine snob, or the fitness devotee—there’s something for everyone on this list, and each unique gift rings in at a $100-or-less price point. Peruse the best of beauty, tech, and style, and bank on being dubbed gift-giver of the year by your loved ones with the help of these gems.

From speakers-turned-home decor to game-changing kitchen gadgets and books they won’t want to put down, these great under-$100 gift ideas will have everyone in your circle covered, including mom, dad, and your best friend who can never have enough serums. Ahead, 61 winners that will tempt you to show yourself some holiday love, too.

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Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker Are Engaged, and Her Ring Is Enormous

In a move that we can’t call surprising, Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker are engaged. The Keeping Up With the Kardashian star and the Blink-182 drummer have been together since early 2021. 

Kardashian shared the happy news via Instagram. The post shows her and Barker on a beach surrounded by candles and red roses. She captioned the photos, “Forever.” According to TMZ, the proposal happened on Sunday, October 17 at a hotel in Montecito, California. 

A source told Entertainment Tonight that the location was significant for the couple: “The proposal took place on the beach at the Rosewood Miramar Beach hotel, where Kourtney and Travis have spent a lot of time together and is considered to be a very special and sacred place to them,” the source said. “Their families are beyond happy and excited for them too. Their kids are very much looking forward to being an official big happy family.”\

Her sister Kim Kardashian West took to Twitter to share a slow motion video of the couple celebrating their engagement. “KRAVIS FOREVER,” she captioned the tweet, which shows Kardashian and Barker sharing a kiss. (One of their favorite activities!) The camera zooms in on a ring that is…just wow. 

“Kourtney and Travis are over the moon. Getting engaged was always their natural next step and they are so thrilled,” a source told Entertainment Tonight. “The proposal was gorgeous and romantic, and everything Kourtney wanted.”

43 Thanksgiving Nail Ideas You’ll Actually Want to Wear

Thanksgiving is finally right around the corner, and with it comes Thanksgiving nails. A festive mani the perfect way to get into the spirit after a year spent apart (and on the flip side, some DIY nail art can make a welcome distraction if you need a little alone time). 

While the phrase “Thanksgiving nail designs” probably brings tacky turkeys and problematic Pilgrims to mind, there are actually plenty of fun ideas that aren’t quite as literal. Think warm tones that mirror the falling leaves, designs inspired by Thanksgiving staples like cranberry sauce or squash, or even some glitter for that festive feeling. We were even able to track down some cute pumpkins (and one turkey) nail designs for the traditionalists out there. Whatever your style, scroll on for the coolest Thanksgiving nails to try this year.

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37 Thanksgiving Movies You Can Watch While You Eat Your Pumpkin Pie

As far as holiday-themed movies go, the attention is always on Halloween, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day. The best Thanksgiving movies for families are far less considered. And that’s a shame considering all the drama—or joy!—that comes with putting your entire family in a room filled with turkey and potatoes. 

There are so many options for movies to watch on Thanksgiving too. Planes, Trains and Automobiles, for example, tells the relatable story of a man forced to navigate the November holiday’s nightmarish travel just to be with his loved ones. And have you seen Pieces of April or Krisha? Both are about women reuniting with their estranged relatives for the big meal. She’s Gotta Have It includes a scene in which a woman invites the three men she’s sleeping with to dinner. Such high stakes! In Brokeback Mountain, Jake Gyllenhaal’s character screams across the table at an overbearing father-in-law. While Addams Family Values unveils the uncomfortable truth behind the holiday. Like I said, drama abounds. 

Not all are movies about Thanksgiving, either. There are plenty of films in here that simply include heartwarming lessons about gratitude and the importance of family. See: The Joy Luck Club, a moving drama about the relationships between Chinese-American women and their mothers that also happens to feature some delicious-looking food.

So I think it’s time to give the best Thanksgiving movies some due. Of course, November looks different for many and not all will be gathering at the dinner table this year. Whatever your plans may be, I bet there’s room in the schedule for a movie night. 

Enjoy this list of the best Thanksgiving movies for families—and where to stream them—below. (Need more? We have a list of best Thanksgiving shows too.)

7 Women Share How Birth Control Makes Them Feel

One little daily pill—or any form of birth control, really—has the power to do so much, even beyond avoiding unwanted pregnancy. Some can regulate your cycle or keep your skin from breaking out. All told, make you feel like you have some control over things that women generations ago had no control over. Of course that’s going to make you feel, powerful, and all the other adjectives these seven women shared.

Birth control makes me feel—free

Like a lot of people, I went on a birth control pill in high school but grew very tired of it by the end of college—it felt like such a clunky process. Having an unpredictable, varied schedule during my college years made it challenging to ensure I took the pill at the same time every day, and if I missed it by even an hour, I’d induce a period (and I think compromise effectiveness?). I had to carry it with me like I carried my wallet and ID and keep an alarm on my phone to stay consistent with timing. I opted to switch to an IUD after I graduated (from college) for ease. It has been so liberating to know that my birth control is “always on”, and therefore I no longer have the worry about it. Peace of mind is freedom to me. —Hannah, 25, New York City

Birth control makes me feel–in control

I took birth control for almost 11 years, and then off-and-on for almost another decade. When I first started the pill, I was relieved to see my skin clear up and my period stabilize—I was also relieved that the risk of unwanted pregnancy was off the table. I loved that it let me manage my cycle–like I could skip a period if vacation was coming up, or I could pinpoint the onset of related symptoms and minimize unpleasant surprises. I was always in control of my body and prepared. I’m grateful to have come of age in a time and place where birth control has been an accessible and affordable choice. It has definitely allowed me to choose my paths and adventures, and to make decisions based on wants and dreams versus unprepared necessity. —Sarah, 39, Kansas City, Missouri

Birth control makes me feel—empowered

I’ve been on Lo Lo Estrin since 2008. I’ve been able to navigate college hook ups, New York City dating, and long and short-term boyfriends without stress. I can focus on work and furthering my career, which is stressful enough without the added fear of accidentally getting pregnant before I’m ready. I will know when the time—and the person—is right. With birth control, I have the control; it’s all on my terms. —Carrie, 31, Greenwich, Connecticut

Birth control makes me feel—free

Taking the pill allows me to make the lifestyle choices I want right now. I feel much more sexually liberated and safer than I did pre-birth control, and I know I have the option to get off the pill and have children if and when I feel ready to do so. —Talia, 20, New York City

Birth control makes me feel—powerful

I have struggled with feminine health issues ever since I got my period back in my early teens, but having a medication that manages those symptoms allows me to have control over my body and my well-being. It’s given me back an enormous and very empowering sense of strength that I didn’t know was possible. —Ali, 25, Charlotte, North Carolina

Birth control makes me feel—enabled

I, alone, am in charge of my body and my reproductive timeline. There is no need to rely on my partner to provide protection (though safe sex is important with STIs, especially with new partners), stress-count how many days late my period is, or be sidelined by debilitating cramps and PMS symptoms each month. As someone who does not ever want kids—now or in the future—I’m able to focus my energy and time on my priorities, like my career and family, knowing this piece is taken care of by my birth control. —Catherine, 26, New York City

Birth control makes me feel—whole

I went on birth control decades ago to protect against pregnancy, and stayed on until I was ready to get married and have children. At32, I went off the pill to have my two wonderful children and fulfill my lifelong dream of becoming a mom (I was finally ready!). And I was excited to get back on birth control years later. I didn’t want to have to continually worry about getting pregnant unexpectedly, but I love how my period works like clockwork when I am on the pill.  —Chelsea, 40, Minneapolis, Minnesota