These Frida Kahlo-Inspired Vans Shoes Are Actual Works of Art

Frida Kahlo, an artist and political activist known for beautifully painted self-portraits and images of Mexican landscapes, has endlessly inspired the world of fashion, entertainment, and art with her creations. Her work is revered by fans around the world—and Vans is celebrating it with a new collection of sneakers, celebrating her artistry and influence.

On June 29, Vans will release its Vans x Frida Kahlo collection, which gives three of the brand’s hallmark sneaker styles a makeover featuring some of her most famous paintings.

The OG Sk8-Hi LX features a colorful self-portrait of the artist on the side panel, with a green toe cap.

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The OG Authentic LX is covered with a watermelon print—perfect for summer.

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The Biggest Celebrity Breakups of 2019 (So Far)

There have been several major celebrity breakups this year, and it’s only summer. On January 4, news reports came out that Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik were taking a break after reconciling last April. “They could get back together, but it’s over for now,” an insider told Us Weekly.

There was a slew of splits in late April, when three married couples announced their separation within one week: Anna Camp and Skyler Astin, Michelle Williams and Phil Elverum, and Adele and Simon Konecki.

Then, Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk parted ways in early June, followed by a rumored breakup between Dakota Johnson and Chris Martin.

If 2018 was any indication, more Hollywood uncouplings will come soon. Last year alone saw the surprising end of several relationships, including Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum, Chris Evans and Jenny Slate, Cardi B and Offset, and Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson.

Below, all the celebrity breakups from 2019 (so far). We’ll update this post as more happen.

The Best Small Tattoos You’ll Want to Copy From Celebrities

Tiny tattoos might be discreet and dainty, but these miniature works of art prove that size doesn’t matter when it comes to ink. Small tattoos have big meaning—and huge influence on your style. Take models Kendall Jenner and Hailey Baldwin, for example, who got matching designs as a symbol of their friendship. Or Kylie Jenner, who has proved her affinity for minimalist tattoos with four (and counting) on her body already. Mandy Moore, meanwhile, got one in dedication of her mountain climb, and the Pretty Little Liars cast got group ink. So whether you’re debating getting ink of your own or just want to go down a rabbit hole of tiny-tattoo ideas, click on through for our favorite celebrity examples.

Watch Kamala Harris Confront Joe Biden About Race at the Democratic Debate

Last night (June 27), the second group of Democratic presidential candidates—including Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand, Bernie Sanders, and Pete Buttigieg—took the stage to debate issues like immigration, health care, and climate change.

But it was a tense exchange about race between Harris and Biden that has everyone talking, both online and off. Harris brought up the subject of race and talked generally about the fact that discrimination is still very much an issue in the U.S. before directing her comments at the former vice president.

“I do not believe you are a racist and I agree with you when you commit yourself to the importance of finding common ground. But I also believe — and it’s personal and it was hurtful to hear you talk about the reputations of two United States senators who built their reputations and career on the segregation of race in this country,” she said. “It was not only that, but you also worked with them to oppose busing. There was a little girl in California who was part of the second class to integrate her public schools, and she was bused to school every day. That little girl was me. So I will tell you that on this subject, it cannot be an intellectual debate among Democrats. We have to take it seriously. We have to act swiftly.”

She was referring to controversial comments Biden made earlier this month where he talked about his abilities to get things done with people across the aisle during a bygone time of “civility,” mentioning two notable segregationist senators, James Eastland and Herman Talmadge. During his time as a senator, Biden also opposed a federal mandate on busing as a means of integrating public schools.

Biden looked visibly shocked to hear Harris reference herself as a young student who was bussed to school and went on to respond to her other claims. “It’s a mischaracterization of my position across the board. I did not praise racists. The fact is that, in terms of busing, the busing, I never — you would have been able to go to school the same exact way because it was a local decision made by your city council,” he said.

He reiterated his record on other matters related to civil rights and commented on his choice to become a public defender, not a prosecutor like Harris, before shutting down his own argument due to time. “I supported the ERA from the very beginning. I’m the guy that extended the Voting Rights Act for 25 years … I’ve also argued very strongly that we, in fact, deal with the notion of denying people access to the ballot box. I agree that everybody, once they, in fact — anyway, my time is up. I’m sorry.”

Irina Shayk Wore a $78 Reformation Dress With a $395 Bag She Designed

Irina Shayk is becoming one of those celebrities, like Priyanka Chopra and Gigi Hadid, we look to for high-low shopping inspiration. Over the weekend she wore a $50 LBD from Mango with a $2,000 trench coat from Burberry. She followed it up with another excellent mix of affordable and high-end—and you’ll want to shop it ASAP.

Shayk was photographed earlier this week in New York City, wearing a sunny minidress.

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Like seemingly everyone else spending the summer in the city—including fellow model Kendall Jenner—she got it at Reformation, the celebrity-favorite brand known for its easy warm-weather pieces. Shayk was spotted in brand’s Karlie style, a short tank silhouette that retails for just under $100.

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The Karlie comes in two colors, black and ochre—she chose the latter, to match with a mini bag from The Kooples she actually designed. You can buy it for yourself, for $395. She finished off the look with black Docs and a leather moto.

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This sighting comes just a week after Jenner was spotted wearing another of Reformation’s minidresses in New York—an on-trend leopard-print style dubbed the Rouen.

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Shayk did some of the initial legwork, but we scoped out some of the best Reformation summer dresses available for under $100. Shop some of our favorites, below.

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Why One Day at a Time Matters to Latinxs Like Me

Update, June 27: Pop TV has announced that it’s picked up One Day at a Time for a fourth season, which will premiere in 2020.

Original Post, March 15: Sitcoms are not a genre of TV I grew up with. Instead I had telenovelas—dramatic ones like La Usurpadora, Rebelde, and Pasión de Gavilanes. But as much as I was obsessed with Rebelde’s Elite Way School and its rich, privileged Mexican characters, the show never made me say, “Wow, that’s so me.”

It’s not like I gave it a lot of thought. No one I knew did. We were OK with Televisa—the premiere Mexican TV network—rolling out telenovelas with mostly white characters who lived eccentric lives and encountered way too many problems for the amount of money they had. I never questioned why people like me and my family weren’t represented on TV.

Then I watched One Day at a Time, Netflix’s just-canceled sitcom. Based on the 1970s version written by Norman Lear, the show portrayed a Cuban American family living in Los Angeles. And from the moment Lydia Riera (Rita Moreno) first slammed open the set of curtains she called “a door with no self-respect,” I was captivated by the real-life accuracy of the story unfolding before me.

I too have a mother who’s always dressed to the nines—even inside her house—and cousins who are the odd ones in the family for being “too feminist” for our tias’ generation, like Elena (Isabella Gómez). I have a complicated relationship with my father, like Elena and Alex (Marcel Ruiz), and was raised by a single mother, like Penelope (Justina Machado). I have a grandmother who refused to take off her wedding ring or marry again after my grandfather’s death, and an army of tias, primas, and abuelas who have carried our family for generations. The show’s vivid characters portrayed a reality I never realized was worthy of television.

This show both celebrated and questioned our traditions, like when Elena refused to have a quinceañera because of its “misogynist” symbolism. It also showed that an elderly woman can be sensual and stylish, and it portrayed a vulnerable single mom who struggled with her mental health issues in a community that treats them as taboo. The show highlighted the ways Latinxs, even as young as 14-year-old Alex, are suffering from Donald Trump’s hate speech. But it also raised important questions about identity and love for this country that many first-generation Americans face.

Hilary Duff Says Her New Haircut Was Inspired By Lizzie McGuire

Earlier this year Miley Cyrus broke the Internet when she debuted a Hannah Montana-inspired haircut, and now another Disney icon is following suit: Hilary Duff. The actress-slash-singer unveiled a new haircut on Instagram last night, and she straight-up admitted it was inspired by Lizzie McGuire, the Disney Channel character who catapulted her to superstardom. (She played the pre-teen heroine for two seasons in the early-aughts, as well as in 2003’s The Lizzie McGuire Movie.)

“I kind of have been itching for my Lizzie McGuire bangs for awhile,” she told Refinery29 about the new look, which you can check out in the screenshot, below:

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And in this Instagram post.

According to R29, Duff chopped about three inches off her hair and trimmed her bangs slightly. “Got a short do,” she posted to her Instagram Story, tagging her stylist, Nikki Lee.

The hair is absolutely Lizzie McGuire-esque. You can perhaps see the similarities best in this shot from The Lizzie McGuire movie, below.

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Here’s How You Can Get a Free Iced Drink at Starbucks Right Now

Stuck in an afternoon slump? Well, Starbucks is here to save your day. The beverage giant is offering a buy one, get one free special on iced drinks starting after 3 P.M. on Thursday, June 27. Yes, you read that correctly: Starting right now (or three hours from now, if you’re on the West coast), you can get a free iced drink at Starbucks. Free! I love free! It’s the best number.

There are some caveats, of course: (1) You have to buy an iced drink before you receive your free one. (2) The only sizes this deal applies to are Grande or larger. And (3) Your free second drink can only be the same size of your first or smaller. So don’t think you can buy a small drink and then get a Trenta on the house. (Starbucks is being generous today, sure, but not that generous.) Be sure to download the Starbucks app to take advantage of this deal—that’s how you’ll actually be able to see it.

Confused about what to get, though? All Starbucks iced drinks are fair game, including teas, lemonades, and coffees. Those in the mood to try something new should go for Starbucks’ recently-announced iced tea flavors, including Guava White Tea Lemonade, Blueberry Black Tea Lemonade, and Peach Green Tea Lemonade.

So what are you waiting for? Leave your office immediately and cash in on this deal. You’re just a few steps away from looking like Britney Spears drinking Starbucks:

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Alabama Woman Charged With Manslaughter—For Losing a Pregnancy After Getting Shot

Late last year Marshae Jones, a 28-year-old living in Alabama, was shot in the stomach during a dispute with 23-year-old Ebony Jemison. At the time of the shooting, Jones was five months pregnant. Although she survived, the fetus did not. And this week she found herself in court over the incident. It was there that a Jefferson County grand jury indicted her for manslaughter—of the fetus.

Jones was booked into jail on a $50,000 bond, according to authorities. The police argued that since Jones allegedly started the fight, Jemison only shot her in self-defense. And because Jones failed to get herself out of the situation, they reasoned, she’s culpable for what happened. (Police initially charged Jemison with manslaughter for the death of the fetus, but unlike in Jones’s case, she was ultimately not indicted, according to al.com.)

“The only true victim in this was the unborn baby,” Lieutenant Danny Reid of the Pleasant Grove Police Department said after the shooting in December, al.com reported. “It was the mother of the child who initiated and continued the fight which resulted in the death of her own unborn baby.”

This case comes in the midst of a heated national debate over a woman’s right to choose and whether a fetus should “count” as a person under the law. But it’s no surprise that this case is taking place in Alabama. Last month Alabama voted to pass the most severe restrictions on abortion nationwide. And 25 Republican male state senators passed a bill outlawing abortion from the moment of conception onward, without provisions for cases of even rape or incest. Doctors who perform the procedure could also be punished with life in prison. Alabama governor Kay Ivey, a Republican, then signed the bill into law. While it’s uncertain if the bill will go into effect, it sets up a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade—the apparent goal of recent state-sponsored abortion restrictions.

Alabama is also one of the 38 states that has fetal homicide laws. In other words, in cases of violence against a pregnant woman, the fetus is recognized as a victim. That means a woman can be prosecuted if it’s believed she precipitated a miscarriage.

“When a five-month pregnant woman initiates a fight and attacks another person, I believe some responsibility lies with her as to any injury to her unborn child,” Reid also added. “That child is dependent on its mother to try to keep it from harm, and she shouldn’t seek out unnecessary physical altercations.”

Marshae Jones Is Charged With Manslaughter—For Miscarrying After Getting Shot

Late last year Marshae Jones, a 28-year-old living in Alabama, was shot in the stomach during a dispute with 23-year-old Ebony Jemison. At the time of the shooting, Jones was five months pregnant. Although she survived, Jones suffered a miscarriage. And this week, she found herself in court over the incident. It was there that a Jefferson County grand jury indicted her for manslaughter—of the fetus.

Jones was booked into jail on a $50,000 bond, according to authorities. The police argued that since Jones allegedly started the fight, Jemison only shot her in self-defense. And because Jones failed to get herself out of the situation—she’s culpable for what happened. (Police initially charged Jemison with manslaughter for the death of the fetus, but unlike in Jones’ case, she was ultimately not indicted, according to AL.com.)

“The only true victim in this was the unborn baby,” Lt. Danny Reid of the Pleasant Grove Police Department, said after the shooting in December, AL.com reported. “It was the mother of the child who initiated and continued the fight which resulted in the death of her own unborn baby.”

This case comes in the midst of a heated national debate over a woman’s right to choose and whether a fetus should “count” as a person under the law. But it’s no surprise that this case is taking place in Alabama. Last month, Alabama voted to pass the most severe restrictions on abortion nationwide. And 25 Republican male state senators passed a bill outlawing abortion from the moment of conception onward, without provisions for cases of even rape or incest. Doctors who perform the procedure could also be punished with life in prison. Republican Alabama governor Kay Ivey then signed the bill into law. While it’s uncertain if the bill will go into effect, it sets up a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade—the apparent goal of recent state-sponsored abortion restrictions.

Alabama is also one of the 38 states that has fetal homicide laws. In other words, in cases of violence against a pregnant woman, the fetus is recognized as a victim. That means a woman can be prosecuted if it’s believed she precipitated a miscarriage.

“When a five-month pregnant woman initiates a fight and attacks another person, I believe some responsibility lies with her as to any injury to her unborn child,” Lt. Reid also added. “That child is dependent on its mother to try to keep it from harm, and she shouldn’t seek out unnecessary physical altercations.”