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33 Holiday Gifts We Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop Dreaming About

Decorative gourds are thriving, crunchy leaves are blanketing the sidewalks, and we’re elbow-deep in gift guide season. Part of this seasonal catnip includes daydreaming about our own holiday gifts—and as shopping-obsessed editors, we’re not above conjuring up virtual wish lists to share with any and all who’ll entertain our material desires. 

Some of the stuff we’re pining for is downright practical: a do-it-all air fryer, monthly cheese subscription (priorities), or a new houseplant to bring us closer to nature. The rest of it is, well, pure fantasy. But if you’re in need of some wish list inspiration for yourself—or maybe just a change of scenery from your middle-of-the-night doomscroll—check out 31 holiday gifts Glamour editors are hoping to find under the tree this year. 

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32 Holiday Gifts We Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop Dreaming About

Decorative gourds are thriving, crunchy leaves are blanketing the sidewalks, and we’re elbow-deep in gift guide season. Part of this seasonal catnip includes daydreaming about our own holiday gifts—and as shopping-obsessed editors, we’re not above conjuring up virtual wish lists to share with any and all who’ll entertain our material desires. 

Some of the stuff we’re pining for is downright practical: a do-it-all air fryer, monthly cheese subscription (priorities), or a new houseplant to bring us closer to nature. The rest of it is, well, pure fantasy. But if you’re in need of some wish list inspiration for yourself—or maybe just a change of scenery from your middle-of-the-night doomscroll—check out 31 holiday gifts Glamour editors are hoping to find under the tree this year. 

All products featured on Glamour are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Carrie Bradshaw’s Iconic Bodycon Dress From Sex and the City Just Got a Major Update

Very few characters in television earn the status of a real-lifef fashion icon quite like Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City. Of course, Gossip Girl‘s Blaire Waldorf, The Nanny‘s Fran Fine, and Scandal‘s Olivia Pope instantly come to mind, but no fictional TV leading lady had a closet with as many Manolo Blahnik as Carrie’s. 

Fast forward to 2021 and the Sex and the City reboot has the difficult task of honoring Carrie’s legacy. Thankfully, based on recent photos taken while filming in New York City, the And Just Like That costume department and Sarah Jessica Parker are facing the challenge head-on. Not only are they dressing Parker in modern looks that fit Carrie’s signature style, but they’re paying homage to some of her most memorable ’90s moments.

In season 2, episode 15 of the original series, Carrie redefined the little back dress in a simple body-hugging charcoal mini dress, classic aviators, and strappy nude sandals (click here to see the look). 

As Vogue pointed out, the And Just Like That team has given the outfit a 2021 update. On October 14, Parker was photographed outside the Au Cheval restaurant in downtown Manhattan in a form-fitting, one-shoulder Norma Kamali dress in a soft blue, paired with another pair of chic heeled sandals. 

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While the color and hem-length suggest a more mature version of the look, Carrie still looks just as hot (and stylish) as she did in 1999. The best part? The Norma Kamali x Revolve Diana gown is available now for $215.

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Of course, this is not the only signature item from Carrie’s wardrobe that has been updated. On August 19, SJP posted a photo of Carrie’s new tutu. “Now and then,” she captioned the video alongside photos from the original Sex and the City, in which she’s wearing the same booties. 

The And Just Like That costume designers also posted the video on their Instagram, with the caption, “AND…teaching us all the art of the twirl.” On August 27, Parker was photographed in her tutu moment while filming in Brooklyn. 

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And Just Like That is set to hit HBO Max sometime in December 2021. Click here for everything you need to know. 


I Am Utterly Captivated By JoJo Siwa’s Dancing With the Stars Performances

Dozens of publications, including this one, have reported it: JoJo Siwa is making history! The 18-year-old has paired with professional dancer Jenna Johnson to be first same-sex couple to compete on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars

I was ready to let this piece of history go by with a feeble “woo!” JoJo Siwa is a child star, an ex-tween sensation, an alum—or perhaps, survivor—of the reality-TV show Dance Moms. Given those credentials, I wish her a lifetime of healing and happiness. She seems great, and I’m awed by the grace with which she has taken on sharing her queerness with her gigantic fan base.

But as a millennial, my emotional calendar is booked out years in advance for the sake of processing the transition to adulthood from my own generation’s child stars: Britney! Demi! Christy Carlson! I don’t know this blonde tween who has sold, according to The New York Times, more than 80 million hair bows. And I have never watched an episode of Dancing With the Stars

So tell me why I have watched every one of JoJo Siwa’s Dancing With the Stars performances upwards of five times. Tell me why I am dumbfounded in the face of this teenager wearing a wig, dancing a paso doble to a song from the Disney Chanel original movie Descendants 2. Siwa and Johnson have a beguiling shared energy, like they’ve both had their muscles replaced with something slicker and silkier. Siwa makes use of her crazed dance competition skills—she grins through each number like Abby Lee Miller is judging her—and marries them to something more authentic and joyful. 

Newly minted Siwa supporters—we are not alone. Siwa and Johnson have performed five routines during this season of Dancing and have the highest overall score of any couple. Their numbers have gone viral again and again. Watch them and tell me you won’t be back in a few days, heart in your throat and unrecognizable to yourself, to watch Siwa and Johnson dance the “Grease week” challenge. 

Week one: They danced a quickstep to “Are You Gonna Be My Girl” by Jet.

Here it is: their big debut. Do you get the song choice? They’re both girls! Siwa is honoring her roots here with a gigantic bow on her shoulder, shimmer in her crimped hair, and a neon outfit. She looks so happy. I don’t know what a quickstep is, but their feet are moving very fast and they got the highest score of the evening for this performance. 

Week two: They danced a cha-cha to “Rain on Me” by Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande.

Legends supporting legends. The gals are showing us a “real good time” here. The literal fireworks and tiny spangled outfits are great, but the dancers don’t really need them—their skill is so high and their chemistry is so good. 

Week three: They danced an Argentine tango to “…Baby One More Time” by Britney Spears.

It’s the little leg-slide-between-the-other-person’s-legs for me. 

Week four, part one: They danced a Viennese waltz to “A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes” from Cinderella. 

Ah yes, the gateway drug video that seduced me into the world of Siwanators (as fans are known). Siwa’s looks like she’s watching as her bride walks down the aisle—so full of pride and wonder to find herself just for a moment in a fairy-tale love story. The little low bun! The shoulder pads! “A girl being a prince isn’t ‘weird’ isn’t ‘gross’ but it’s amazing, wonderful, and magical,” she captioned an Instagram post about the performance. Yes! Yes it is magical! 

Week four, part two: They danced a paso doble to “Ways to Be Wicked” from Descendants 2.

Apparently this performance is a fan service that references the shipping of characters played by Dove Cameron and Sofia Carson in the Disney Channel Descendants movies. Even to the elderly (me, a person born in the early ’90s) there is something especially captivating about this performance. There have been criticisms that Siwa and Johnson’s routines have been too mild and platonic, whereas straight couples on the show have more sexually overt choreography. That’s worth keeping an eye on, but it’s also important to remember that Siwa is 18. This number feels charged and totally age-appropriate—two women sizing each other up and exploring an intense connection. 

Jenny Singer is a staff writer for Glamour. You can follow her on Twitter. 

Every One of JoJo Siwa’s Captivating Dancing With the Stars Performances

Dozens of publications, including this one, have reported it: JoJo Siwa is making history! The 18-year-old has paired with professional dancer Jenna Johnson to be first same-sex couple to compete on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars

I was ready to let this piece of history go by with a feeble “woo!” JoJo Siwa is a child star, an ex-tween sensation, an alum—or perhaps, survivor—of the reality TV show Dance Moms. Given those credentials, I wish her a lifetime of healing and happiness. She seems great, and I’m awed by the grace with which she has taken on sharing her queerness with her gigantic fanbase.

But as a millennial, my emotional calendar is booked out years in advance for the sake of processing the transition to adulthood from my own generation’s child stars: Britney! Demi! Christy Carlson! I don’t know this blonde tween who has sold, according to the New York Times, over 80 million hair bows. And I have never watched an episode of Dancing With The Stars

So tell me why I have watched every one of JoJo Siwa’s Dancing With The Stars performances upwards of five times. Tell me why I am dumbfounded in the face of this teenager wearing a wig, dancing a Paso Doble to a song from the Disney Chanel Original Movie Descendants 2. Siwa and Johnson have a beguiling shared energy, like they’ve both had their muscles replaced with something slicker and silkier. Siwa makes use of her crazed dance competition skills—she grins through each number like Abby Lee Miller is judging her—and marries them to something more authentic and joyful. 

Newly minted Siwa supporters—we are not alone. Siwa and Johnson have performed five routines during this season of Dancing and have the highest overall score of any couple. Their numbers have gone viral again and again. Watch them and tell me you won’t be back in a few days, heart in your throat and unrecognizable to yourself, to watch Siwa and Johnson dance the “Grease week” challenge. 

Week one: They danced a quickstep to “Are You Gonna Be My Girl” by Jet 

Here it is: their big debut. Do you get the song choice? They’re both girls! Siwa is honoring her roots here with a gigantic bow on her shoulder, shimmer in her crimped hair, and a neon outfit. She looks so happy. I don’t know what a quickstep is, but their feet are moving very fast and they got the highest score of the evening for this performance. 

Week two: They danced a cha-cha to “Rain on Me” by Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande 

Legends supporting legends. The gals are showing us a “real good time” here. The literal fireworks and tiny spangled outfits are great, but the dancers don’t really need them—their skill is so high and their chemistry is so good. 

Week three: They danced an Argentine tango to “…Baby One More Time” by Britney Spears 

It’s the little leg-slide-between-the-other-person’s-legs for me. 

Week four, part one: They danced a Viennese waltz to “A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes” from Cinderella 

Ah yes, the gateway drug video that seduced me into the world of Siwanators (as fans are known). Siwa’s looks like she’s watching as her bride walks down the aisle—so full of pride and wonder to find herself just for a moment in a fairytale love story. The little low bun! The shoulder pads! “A girl being a prince isn’t ‘weird’ isn’t ‘gross’ but it’s amazing, wonderful, and magical,” she captioned an Instagram post about the performance. Yes! Yes it is magical! 

Week four, part two: They danced a Paso Doble to “Ways to be Wicked” from Descendants 2

Apparently this performance is a fan service that references the shipping of characters played by Dove Cameron and Sofia Carson in the Disney Channel Descendants movies. Even to the elderly (me, a person born in the early ’90s) there is something especially captivating about this performance. There have been criticisms that Siwa and Johnson’s routines have been too mild and platonic, whereas straight couples on the show have more sexually overt choreography. That’s worth keeping an eye on, but it’s also important to remember that Siwa is 18. This number feels charged and totally age appropriate—two women sizing each other up and exploring an intense connection. 

Jenny Singer is a staff writer for Glamour. You can follow her on Twitter. 

Here’s Exactly How to Re-create Adele’s Signature Eyeliner, According to Her Makeup Artist

Few artists can be instantly recognised by their beauty look. There’s Bowie‘s lightning stripe, Amy Winehouse‘s jumbo liner, Ariana‘s ponytail and Cher‘s waist-length raven black hair. But if we were to name a beauty look that’s quite as iconic as Adele, it would have to be her signature winged liner.

The retro ’60s liner and coquettish dolly lashes are a look that the star has made her trademark since her debut in 2007 with her album 19 and her smash hit, “Hometown Glory.” And, 14 years later, the flick may have got a little slicker and more elongated, but she remains just as committed.

After a five-year hiatus, Adele re-emerged with a 20-second clip on Instagram, teasing a pretty piano riff and those famously winged almond eyes. There could be no doubt as to who both belonged too. 

And to cement her return, the multi-grammy award winner took to the cover of Vogue, hailing her new album, 30, and some serious liner action. Adele was so taken by the work of her glam squad, she shouted them out in an Instagram post: “To glam, wardrobe, the crew, and everyone at British Vogue… In the words of Pat [McGrath, Adele’s makeup artist for the shoot] herself – ‘MAJJJJJOOORRR BAAAAABBBEZZZZ’”. 

It’s undeniable. No-one does liner quite like Adele. And, within one hour of the release of trailer for her newest hit, “Easy On Me,” searches for “Adele Makeup” explode by 9,900%, according to Just My Look. Evidently, we all want in on the action.

Luckily,  we have all the details on the products and hacks makeup legend, Pat McGrath used to create the liner the star wore on Vogue‘s front cover. 

Here’s Exactly How to Recreate Adele’s Signature Eyeliner, According to Her Makeup Artist

Few artists can be instantly recognised by their beauty look. There’s Bowie‘s lightning stripe, Amy Winehouse‘s jumbo liner, Ariana‘s ponytail and Cher‘s waist-length raven black hair. But if we were to name a beauty look that’s quite as iconic as Adele, it would have to be her signature winged liner.

The retro ’60s liner and coquettish dolly lashes are a look that the star has made her trademark since her debut in 2007 with her album 19 and her smash hit, “Hometown Glory.” And, 14 years later, the flick may have got a little slicker and more elongated, but she remains just as committed.

After a five-year hiatus, Adele re-emerged with a 20-second clip on Instagram, teasing a pretty piano riff and those famously winged almond eyes. There could be no doubt as to who both belonged too. 

And to cement her return, the multi-grammy award winner took to the cover of Vogue, hailing her new album, 30, and some serious liner action. Adele was so taken by the work of her glam squad, she shouted them out in an Instagram post: “To glam, wardrobe, the crew, and everyone at British Vogue… In the words of Pat [McGrath, Adele’s makeup artist for the shoot] herself – ‘MAJJJJJOOORRR BAAAAABBBEZZZZ’”. 

It’s undeniable. No-one does liner quite like Adele. And, within one hour of the release of trailer for her newest hit, “Easy On Me,” searches for “Adele Makeup” explode by 9,900%, according to Just My Look. Evidently, we all want in on the action.

Luckily,  we have all the details on the products and hacks makeup legend, Pat McGrath used to create the liner the star wore on Vogue‘s front cover. 

73 Shows on Netflix to Watch the Next Time You’re Feeling Bored

The list of best shows on Netflix just keeps growing. Squid Game—the South Korean drama following a sadistic competition with life or death consequences—was streamed by 111 million people in under one month, making it the streaming service’s biggest debut yet. Do you think Netflix is going to slow down after something like that?

Of course not! Narrowing down the queue is only going to get harder and harder. There’s just too much good content to choose from, and it ranges in style, genre, and taste. For comedy lovers, there are beloved sitcoms like New Girl and Netflix originals like Grace and Frankie and GLOW (RIP). Thrill-seekers need not look further than The Haunting of Bly Manor or its predecessor, The Haunting of Hill House. If you’re in the mood for romance, you can fall in love with something sweet like Dash & Lily or sexy like Bridgerton. Sweeping dramas, including The Queen’s Gambit, are also available. 

It’s official: There are too many options. So, for the sake of your sanity, we’ll be periodically updating this post with the absolute best shows on Netflix to stream right now. Give the below fan favorites a whirl. They won’t disappoint.

Kris Floyd Is Stepping Into His Own Spotlight

By Lucas Villa

Kris Floyd’s name is more known in the songwriting credits for artists like Selena Gomez and Lauren Jauregui than for his own projects. He notably helped Gomez find her voice en español on her Spanish EP Revelación earlier this year. But the Puerto Rican rapper and singer-songwriter is now looking to make his voice heard on his debut EP, La Última Vez Que Me Viste, out today (October 15). As a protégé of reggaetón hit-maker Tainy under his Neon16 label, Floyd is ready to take flight.

The 28-year-old Floyd was born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico as a child of reggaetón. He looked up to the local pioneers of the genre like Daddy Yankee, Zion y Lennox, and Tego Caulderón. Inspired by those artists’ flows, Floyd started writing his own music, slick Spanish rhymes over hard beats that he made himself; at 12, he recorded his first song with a cell-phone microphone on a giant family PC using free mixing software. From there, he uploaded his rap freestyles to SoundCloud. One of those songs caught the attention of Tainy, who was putting together Neon16, which he launched in 2019.

Floyd and his friend Jota Rosa traveled to Miami in search of better opportunities. They befriended Tainy there, who signed both of them. In April 2020, Floyd released his first single with Tainy, “Malos Habitos.” There was an air of mystery around Floyd in the music video as he moved through the shadows. A year later, Floyd had a hand in writing all the singles on Gomez’s Revelación, including the global smash “Baila Conmigo” featuring Rauw Alejandro.

“That experience was incredible,” Floyd tells MTV News. “That was one of my first opportunities to work with someone at that level. You know that Selena Gomez has millions and millions of fans. That opportunity was the kind of big break that you dream about as a kid, and now I had it.”

While co-writing for Gomez, Jauregui, and J Balvin’s Jose album, Floyd was also working on his own EP, which translates to “The Last Time You Saw Me.” He’s still armed with his hard rap flow, but he also tapped the tenderness of his deep voice on the lovely “Ser Libre” and the flirty “Siempre Tarde.” Whether on a reggaetón bop or Latin-trap banger, Floyd is no longer in the shadows, even flexing in the mirror in the “7/24” video. Below, he tells MTV News about stepping into the light.

MTV News: What’s the experience like to work with Tainy in the studio?

Kris Floyd: In my opinion, he’s the No. 1 Latino producer. He comes into the studio every day to work like he’s at the bottom. He’s the best example of who to be. He has so many years and [so much] experience in the industry. It’s a major blessing to work with him daily. And we have a great friendship. I feel like he’s more of a friend to me than just someone I make music with.

MTV News: What was the inspiration for Selena Gomez’s song “Baila Conmigo?”

Floyd: That’s a song that I wrote right here [in Neon16]. That was me, Edgar Barrera, and Elena Rose, with Jota Rosa and Albert Hype handling the production. We were talking about how we could introduce Selena in this [Latin] market that she wasn’t in. That part Rauw says in the beginning, “I know you don’t speak a lot of Spanish,” we wrote it with her in mind. We were telling a story she could identify with. What we thought is that it’s music that you can dance to. Music doesn’t have a language when you can move to it. It’s about having a connection with a person without having to talk so much.

MTV News: In “Temporary,” Lauren Jauregui talks about mental health. What was it like to write with her on that song?

Floyd: When you hear the song, you can learn more about yourself. It’s impressive because it was her way to help other people. She’s super talented. She practically wrote that song [by] herself. I helped her a little bit with what to say in Spanish and the melody. It’s beautiful to write songs like that, not just about partying, but music that can help people.

MTV News: Reggaetón songs can have like 8-10 writers sometimes. In La Última Vez Que Me Viste, it’s just you as a songwriter with your producers.

Floyd: I’m talking about everything that’s happened to me since the last time you saw me. All of that made me better than the last time you saw me. The EP is super personal. I wrote this EP by myself because I wanted to express myself. I want people to listen to hear me as I am.

MTV News: How did you feel to work with reggaeton icon Arcángel in your song “Xkittlez?”

Floyd: One works very hard for this moment. I’m a fan. When something like this happens, I think back to being a kid like, “Damn, I have arrived.” Before, I used to listen to him in the car, and now he’s on my song. Arcángel called me through Facetime with Tainy. He said, “Papi, this song is fucking awesome. I put my part on it. If it wasn’t fucking awesome, I wouldn’t have put myself on it.” He’s a person I listened to when I was a kid. I respect his art. The feeling is gratifying.

MTV News: There’s a vulnerability to your songs. It can be difficult to be a vulnerable man with the machismo (toxic masculinity) that’s rooted in Latinx culture.

Floyd: It’s everywhere. Not just Latinos. The Americans are the same. Everywhere can be machista. We’re making some progress today, but we still have a ways to go. We have to do away with hate, homophobia, and hate against women. They’re killing women. Men who don’t let out their emotions or express themselves are left with so much inside that it can explode and lead to abuse and other awful things. To be vulnerable is not bad. That doesn’t take away your manliness. I hope people understand that through my songs.

MTV News: With this EP, you’re going to be more in front of the world as an artist. Are you ready?

Floyd: I was born ready for whatever happens. I’m making music and I’m making it from the heart. If this connects with more people, then amen. If not, that’s OK. I’m ready for what comes next.

Revlon’s Cult-Favorite Blow-Dryer Brush Is Under $40 Right Now

These days everybody and their golden retriever has a Revlon hair-dryer brush—the cult-classic drugstore hair dryer that makes it possible to give yourself a convincing blowout at home without attending a 1,600-hour cosmetology program. It’s an Amazon number one beauty best seller, it’s enjoyed both a Today-show segment and viral TikTok status, and its price rarely goes above $60—and it’s currently on sale for just $35.

But long before the Revlon renaissance of the past two years, the One-Step Hair Dryer became a logical extension of my right arm. Like Sweeney Todd, but with Lana Del Rey hair (or so I whisper to myself over the sound of my blow-dry brush).

My hair is fine and curly. Whether air-dried or maintained through a 13-step process, it looks like a quintessential “before” makeover photo. In the ’80s, it would have been considered “good hair.” Instead, the last 20 years of my life have been mainly devoted to crushing my hair between two sizzling plates of ceramic and simply burning it into a straight line. Tragically, this is bad for your hair.

Prior to discovering the Revlon hair-dryer brush, when I tried to give myself a blowout using a normal blow-dryer, I looked like Miss Piggy falling out of a taxi. It is an activity for a professional athlete, not a regular person. It did not matter how many beautiful YouTubers patiently directed me to “separate your hair into small sections and use a boar-bristle brush.” Antigravity hair chunks would simply climb into the sky around my head, as I maimed myself with a giant round brush and blasted burning air in my face.

My hair and I tried for a new start in college. The summer before my first year, I stalked my assigned roommate on Facebook before orientation week, gasping at her perfect, glossy, honey-blond hair that fell around her shoulders like a master’s fingers falling onto a piano. I imagined sleeping four feet away from The Most Popular Girl in High School for the first year of my adult life, while playing with my hair, which on my wedding day will not look as good as hers.

But defying all logic and reason, my roommate was nice. And she introduced me to one of her hair secrets: the Revlon One-Step.

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She showed me, patiently, how to wait until your hair is mostly dry—so it saves time and minimizes damage—to wrap sections around the brush and gently pull it through. Even though her hair air-dried like a model’s, she used the Revlon One-Step sometimes when she was in a rush. And she let me use it whenever I wanted to, which turned out to be every time I washed my hair.

My close partnership with the Revlon blow-dryer brush has continued, uninterrupted, since that year. It does not require the free-flowing artistry and biceps strength of a regular hair-dryer-round-brush-blowout combo, but it produces the closest thing I am ever going to get to an at-home blowout.