Madewell’s ‘Secret’ Sale Is About To Grace Your Closet With the Coolest Pieces

Got any plans for the long weekend? Neither do we, which makes it the perfect time for one thing and one thing only: shopping. And we’re here to let you in on a little secret (or a really big one, depending on how much of a Madewell fan you are)—the Madewell Secret Stock Sale is officially here, and it has some of the brand’s best-selling pieces up to 70% off. Yup, you read that right. 

You have until January 18 (Martin Luther King Day) to stock up on classic, everyday wardrobe staples to wear anywhere—whether it’s on the walk from your room to the fridge or on a masked-up corner store run.

Madewell’s latest sale (which it claims as a “sample sale, but without the long lines and makeshift changing rooms”) joins a long list of fashion brands marking down their best pieces to kick off the new year. And over the course of quarantine, the casual fashion retailer has been catching our eye with some unbelievably good must-haves. You already know the brand has a solid grip on denim, but have you seen Madewell’s new leggings? Yeah, you’ll want to check those out.

Of course, there are plenty of other things to add to your wardrobe besides jeans and activewear. To see what we mean, browse the standout picks from Madewell’s Secret Stock Sale below.

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The Lizzie McGuire Cast Responds to the Reboot’s Cancellation: ‘It Just Seems Ridiculous’

We’re still bummed that the Lizzie McGuire revival never happened—and so is the cast. In a new interview with Vice in honor of the 20th anniversary of the show’s premiere, we got a little bit more info on what went down and why the reboot cancellation was so unexpected. 

“When we did the read-through of the first two scripts, there were literally three rows of chairs and in each chair was some kind of a Disney executive. I mean, there were 25 of them in there. And they were laughing their asses off,” Robert Carradine, who played Lizzie’s dad, said in the Vice interview published on January 12. 

He said the cancellation was a huge surprise, adding, “Every single step of that trajectory had to be green-lit by somebody who’s high up in the organization. So, you go to all that trouble and they decide at the last minute, out of the blue, that it needs to be more kid-friendly? I don’t get that.”

Hallie Todd, who played the McGuire matriarch, agreed, calling the whole thing “ridiculous.” 

“I’m sad. We had the best time when we got together for those two episodes. It felt like no time had passed, except that all of a sudden these kids were adults,” Todd said. “It just seems ridiculous. There’s always more to it than you hear, and I certainly am not privy to those conversations in the back room.”

As previously reported, the central issue surrounding the reboot was, apparently, whether or not to depict a grown-up Lizzie McGuire realistically—as an adult who does adult activities, or, instead, as just a taller version of her tween-age self. 

Prior to the announcement that Disney had canceled the reboot, the show’s star, Hillary Duff, spoke out on Instagram about making her character “authentic” and attempted to get the series moved to Hulu—which is owned by Disney—after a similar switch reportedly occurred with Love, Victor.  

“I’d be doing a disservice to everyone by limiting the realities of a 30-year-old’s journey to live under the ceiling of a PG rating,” Duff wrote on Instagram in February 2020. “It’s important to me that just as [Lizzie’s] experiences as a preteen/teenager navigating life were authentic, her next chapters are equally as real and relatable.” 

Then, on December 16, Duff announced that Disney had officially axed the Lizzie McGuire reboot. She reiterated, “I want any reboot of Lizzie to be honest and authentic to who Lizzie would be today. It’s what the character deserves.”


Netflix Is Making a Matilda Musical Movie, and We Just Got Some New Details

A Matilda musical movie is coming to Netflix. 

Yes, Roald Dahl’s tiny, telekinetic bookworm Matilda Wormwood is being brought to life once more in the upcoming Netflix adaptation of the hit Broadway musical, Matilda. Fans of the book and the 1996 movie adaptation will remember that Matilda follows Matilda Wormwood, the intellectually gifted child of two shallow and negligent parents who trains her brain on great works of literature until she can move objects with her mind. Together with her perfect teacher, Miss Honey, little Matilda gets revenge on her bullying principal Miss Trunchbull and saves her classmates from years of prison-like school conditions. In the Danny DeVito-directed movie, a very family-friendly version of the story, the Wormwoods live in ’90s America, though the musical, which ran on Broadway and the West End in the early 2010s, is set in Britain, like the book.

Now that the Tony-winning production is being made into a movie musical for Netflix, yet another generation of youngsters will be thrilled and inspired by the story. Here’s everything we know so far about the Matilda musical movie on Netflix

Matilda will be played by Irish newcomer Alisha Weir

The 11-year-old singer, actor and dancer Alisha Weir won the title role.

Emma Thompson will play Miss Trunchbull

In January 2021, Emma Thompson officially took over the role.

Lashana Lynch will play Miss Honey

The Captain Marvel and No Time To Die star will play the generous schoolteacher Miss Honey, low-key lesbian icon.

Stage director Matthew Warchus is returning for the film

Warchus, who directed the original musical production, said of the new project, “Matilda will be an imaginative and fresh retelling of the award-winning musical, featuring talented young newcomers, alongside established stars. I look forward to introducing this beloved and powerful story to a new generation of fans around the world,” per Variety.

The movie cast hasn’t weighed in…yet

Danny DeVito, who also starred as Mr. Wormwood and the narrator in the 1996 film, and Mara Wilson, who played Matilda, are both pretty active on social media, so we wouldn’t be surprised if they comment on the new adaptation eventually. We’ll update you when they do!

These Feminine Wipes Are the Next-Best Thing to an Actual Shower

If you’re feeling less than fresh after a workout or a particularly hot day, one solution (other than good ole’ ventilation) is using the best feminine wipes. Or whatever you want to call them: vaginal, vulva, or personal wipes—you get it. There are plenty of reasons vulva owners like to carry various types of disposal cleansing cloths: if they’re on their period and experience leakage, if they’d like to use it post-intercourse, and even if they’ve been wearing a thick fleece pair of sweatpants or leggings (you know the ones). Whatever the reason is—and that’s between you and your vulva, if you choose to use wipes, there are a few important things to know. So we spoke to gynecologists about the need-to-know info when buying and using feminine wipes. 

Does the vagina need to be cleaned?

First thing’s first: You don’t necessarily need wipes to keep your vulva and vagina clean. As you may already know, the vagina is a self-cleaning organ, and inserting any kind of cleansing product could mess with its pH balance, Dr. Jennifer Conti, an OB-GYN and Modern Fertility Medical Advisor tells Glamour. “Your vagina is naturally pH-balanced and doesn’t need products to do that for it,” she says.

Additionally, while we may experience sweaty or musty smells on occasion, these odors are totally natural (if the odor is more pungent or you’re experiencing unusual discharge, it’s advised you make an appointment with your OBGYN or healthcare provider). Dr. Conti tells Glamour that our culture has perpetuated the idea that women’s genitals are “dirty,” which is absolutely not true. “Society teaches us to believe that our natural vaginal scent and discharge is abnormal such that we have created entire industries that perpetuate this harmful belief…your vagina is not supposed to smell like geraniums or fresh laundry,” she says.

Are feminine wipes safe?

“Vagina” and “vulva” are often used interchangeably, and they’re actually totally different body parts. The vagina is the canal that leads to your uterus, while your all-encompassing vulva contains all your external organs like your labia, clitoris, the opening to your urethra, along with your vagina. When health experts say you shouldn’t use products such as douches, it’s because they’re inserted in your vagina. Whatever you use internally should always be body-safe and vagina-friendly, and douches are neither. If you use products internally, you run the risk of getting a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis, which is a condition that’s brought on by a pH imbalance (BV symptoms include white or gray discharge, itching and burning, and a fishy odor). 

Using a product externally, however, is considered safer (just FYI, we’re using the term “safer” since all bodies are different and react to certain ingredients in different ways)—which is why gynecologists recommend feminine wipes over items like douches. 

What should I look out for when shopping for feminine wipes? 

 Medzino’s resident OBGYN, Dr. Kim Langdon, advises Glamour that the best feminine wipes are “hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, paraben-free, pH-neutral, and don’t contain oil or alcohol.” And don’t let marketing fool you: Beware of anything that says “odor-control” on the label. “Anything that say ‘odor-control’ is bogus if it has special chemicals to allegedly fight off odor,” Dr. Langdon says. With all that in mind, here are some OBGYN-approved wipes for feminine care.

Here’s Every Pop Song Violin Cover You Heard on Bridgerton

The Bridgerton music covers are true works of art. 

OK, maybe that’s an exaggeration. But remember that moment, partway through the first episode, when you suddenly realized that you recognized the violin composition playing during the ball scene? And not because it was “Ode to Joy,” or some other famous classical piece? 

Many viewers have expressed their surprise and delight about the fact that a violin cover of Ariana Grande’s “Thank U, Next” was included in that moment. It was totally anachronistic to the time period, sure, but it perfectly captured the mood of searching for the perfect suitor in the Regency-era London society. Much like Grande, our Bridgerton season one heroine, Daphne (Phoebe Dynevor), would go on to have her heart courted and broken in public—and her romances reported on by the mysterious Lady Whistledown. 

Luckily, the Ariana Grande cover wasn’t just a one-off. The smash hit Netflix series is peppered with covers of pop songs by a group called Vitamin String Quartet, reminding us that formal balls were just the clubs and house parties of the day.

“There were just a couple of the ball moments where [show creator Chris Van Dusen] wanted to have something feel modern,” composer Kris Bowers, who worked on Bridgerton, told Variety. “The Vitamin String Quartet is one of the go-to groups for that stuff. They’re from Los Angeles and are known for their tributes.”

Behold, all the Bridgerton music covers you heard in the first season. 

“Thank U, Next” by Ariana Grande

“Girls Like You” by Maroon 5

“In My Blood” by Shawn Mendes

“Bad Guy” by Billie Eilish

“Strange” by Celeste

If you poke around on Spotify, you’ll see that Vitamin String Quartet also has covers of songs from artists like Lana Del Rey and Lizzo. BRB, playing these songs on repeat and pretending I’m in Bridgerton. Let’s dance, Lady Whistledown! 

The 13 Best Mascaras for People With Sensitive Eyes

Finding the best mascara for sensitive eyes sounds like a highly specific ask for a makeup product that notoriously leads people on never-ending searches. Just figuring out the best mascara in general can be tough, particularly if you want one that does it all: lengthening, volumizing, and holding a curl—all while being easy to remove and flake-free. But thanks to the growing number of innovative formulas we’ve tested in recent years, we’ve discovered that a good portion of the options actually tick that extra box off without even trying. 

Because everyone’s sensitivities are different, it’s tough to make any generalizations about ingredients to avoid, but there are a few strategies you can try. Hypoallergenic, ophthalmologist-tested mascaras are the way for some; tubing mascaras are the ticket for others, especially if mascara flakes in your contacts are the bane of your existence. Beyond not making your eyes feel like they’re watering in pain, the best mascaras for sensitive eyes should also do the stuff you actually want mascara to do, like thickening, lengthening, and defining your lashes. It’s a tall order, but here are 13 gentle formulas that truly do it all.

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Netflix’s Bling Empire Is a Dazzling Reality Show—But Not One I Can Identify With

Chinese New Year in my family was always a hot mess, in the most literal sense. The kids would eat first, purposely overturning baskets of meat into the boiling broth and stealing fish balls from one another, before grabbing our red envelopes and settling into the basement of our grandparents’ house in Flushing, Queens to watch Top Gun, a tradition among the cousins.

It’s pretty much the opposite of what Chinese New Year looks for the super rich—if the cast of Bling Empire is any indication, at least. The Netflix reality series, which follows a group of wealthy Asians living and socializing in Los Angeles, opens with a dinner party celebrating the Lunar New Year on Rodeo Drive. It’s opulent beyond belief; what’s more, the host shares that she’s sponsored an orphan in China for each guest…as a party favor.

That’s the downfall of Bling Empire for me: It centers an experience that’s completely unrecognizable to most. Even Kevin, the person who seems to be playing the everyman, is a model and influencer with a 12-pack whose Dior jackets are paid for by Russian-Japanese oil heiress Anna Shay. The show has gotten comparisons to Crazy Rich Asians, but it’s more like Crazy Rich People Who Happen to Be Asian. And here there’s no Constance Wu as Rachel Chu, the daughter of a single mom and Chinese immigrant, to serve as the conduit for the average viewer. At least Eleanor Young was a villain with some spunk—and, importantly, a believable, somewhat-sympathetic backstory.

There’s not much of a backstory in Bling Empire. As a second-gen Asian immigrant who appreciates drama, I was looking for a little tension around being Asian in America, wealth notwithstanding, or at least some cultural touchpoint I could identify with—bonding over feeling obligated to stay close to and care for our parents as they get older, maybe, or the merits of putting pork floss in your congee.

Instead, the first instance of drama is about two rich ladies owning the same diamond necklace. There are occasional hints of struggle, like when Kevin talks about being adopted by a white family and being bullied as a kid, but they’re only mentioned briefly before the show moves on to close-ups of sneakers.

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Everything We Know About the Upcoming Enchanted Sequel on Disney+

Do you knowwww…when the Enchanted sequel—which isn’t called Enchanted 2, BTW—will be out? Unfortunately, none of us do. The release date hasn’t been confirmed, but we do know that key members of the original cast are returning. 

The original live-action fairy tale followed Amy Adams as Giselle, a cartoon princess who wants nothing more than to marry her prince (James Marsden) and live happily ever after. But she gets sent to real-world New York by a wicked queen (Susan Sarandon), where she falls for a cynical, single-dad divorce attorney (Patrick Dempsey). Featuring cameos from the voices of Disney princesses past, the hybrid live action-traditionally animated Enchanted marked a turning point for Disney. (YouTuber Lindsay Ellis has a great explainer on Disney’s evolving approach to re-evaluating its old material.) Enchanted is also remembered as the musical that cast Broadway titan Idina Menzel but didn’t have her sing.Yes!

 In the years since, Enchanted’s reputation has grown alongside Amy Adams’s star power, with many fans clamoring for a sequel. And it looks like our wish is finally coming true. Here’s everything we know so far about the Enchanted sequel:

It’s not called Enchanted 2.

At the end of 2020, Disney confirmed that Disenchanted (the actual title) is in the works. It will stream on Disney+. 

Amy Adams and Patrick Dempsey are both returning.

Robert is back! Dempsey told Good Morning America in January 2021 that he “just got this script for the second movie, and then I’m starting to go through and get notes together. He added that they hope to start shooting in the spring, if coronavirus guidelines allow. 

Obviously, Amy Adams will star; Disney couldn’t make another Enchanted movie without her. We’re pretty sure that would be a felony.

It takes place after happily ever after.

According to Collider, a version of the movie that was in development in 2016 took place a decade after the events of the first one. It reportedly finds Giselle “questioning her happily ever after and accidentally triggering events that make everyone’s lives turn upside down in both the real world and in the animated kingdom of Andalasia.” Adam Shankman was attached to direct that version of the movie and is still listed as the project’s director on IMDb.

When will it come out?

Unclear, given the pandemic. But thankfully, the studio doesn’t have to wait for theaters to reopen: Disenchanted will go straight to streaming on Disney+. 

Fans are already thrilled

It’s been kind of a bleak time. We all need a little enchantment!

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All the Celebrities and Public Figures Who’ve Received the COVID-19 Vaccine So Far

Haven’t you heard? A vaccine selfie is the new “I Voted” pic as the elderly and frontline workers publicly celebrate receiving their first of two doses of the coronavirus vaccine.  

These vaccine selfies (vaxxies?) are going to be all over your timelines this year, and we’ll be sharing the ones from celebrities and public figures. If you want to know more about the coronavirus vaccines, click here. And below, see all the notable figures who have posted about getting vaccinated so far: 

Judi Dench

Dench, 86, revealed she’d gotten her first shot in January 2021 and would be waiting up to 11 weeks for her second.

Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart, 79, got vaccinated at the Martha Stewart Center for Living at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan. And for those asking if she cut the line, Stewart said, “Know that I am in the approved age group for this batch of vaccines and I waited in line with others.” 

Joan Collins

The soap star got the Astra-Zeneca shot in January, an experience she described as “the easiest thing. Just like a little scratch and there was no pain at all. And I had no after-effects and I felt absolutely fine. I went home and I had a drink, even.” Cheers to that!

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip

The monarch and her husband, both in their 90s, received their first shots in January 2021, according to a spokesperson.

Dr. Fauci

America’s leading infectious disease expert got the Moderna vaccine at the end of December 2020 and reported no side effects besides a temporary ache in the arm where he received the injection.

Prue Lieth

Not quite as fun as eating cakes and pies but just as exciting, we’d bet. Great British Bake-Off judge and baking world star Prue Lieth, 80, received her “jab” in mid-December 2020, also posting to help quell fears about the coronavirus vaccine.

Ian McKellen

Gandalf the Grey…Gandalf the White…Gandalf the Immune! Ian McKellen, 81, received his first shot in December 2020 at a hospital in London, later telling the press he felt “euphoric” after. Is a Euphoria cameo coming up?

Congress, the Pences, Biden, and other government officials

Just before the 2020 Christmas break, all members of Congress were offered the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who documented the experience on Instagram Live. Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen Pence, received their vaccines around the same time, as did other high-ranking members of the federal government. (The coronavirus presents a threat to national security should large portions of our government become sick at the same time). President-elect Joe Biden received the second dose of his vaccine in January 2021.

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10 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes We Should Always Remember

Today, four days after what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 86th birthday if he were still alive, we honor the civil rights activist for preaching equality and change through nonviolent measures. Although King’s legacy is one we celebrate every year, perhaps this year, more than any since many of us have been alive, his message is particularly pertinent: Following the shooting deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner—both of whom died at the hands of white police officers who went unpunished—and two uniformed New York City policemen shot in cold blood, racial tensions have escalated. And so perhaps there is no better time for all of us to recall some of King’s most powerful, inspiring words—which still ring true today.

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

“If you can’t fly, then run, if you can’t run, then walk, if you can’t walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.”

“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.”

“Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.”

“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”

“I have decided to stick to love…hate is too great a burden to bear.”

“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.'”

“It all boils down to the fact that we must never allow ourselves to become satisfied with unattained goals. We must always maintain a kind of divine discontent.”

“Don’t give it up. Keep feeling the need for being important. Keep feeling the need for being first. But I want you to be the first in love. I want you to be the first in moral excellence. I want you to be the first in generosity.”

Of course, Dr. King had many, many memorable lines. What are some that are important to you, or that inspire you, that might not be included here? Share in the comments.