Of all the spring trends that made their way down the runway, there are a handful that have truly stuck. No matter where you look, whether you’re catching up on street style or you’re browsing the new arrivals at your favorite retailers, you’ll spot an animal print or a golden-yellow statement piece. And if you’ve wanted to try either of these—or any of the other trends that are on the cusp, without breaking the bank—it’s time to hit up Mango. The Spanish retailer has them all well-represented in its latest collections. Ahead, you’ll find five of our favorite spring trends available at Mango right now for a quick wardrobe refresh.
When it rains in the Kardashian-Jenner house, it pours: TMZ is now reporting Kylie Jenner has accused Travis Scott of cheating. This comes roughly one week after news broke Tristan Thompson cheated on Khloé Kardashian with Kylie’s best friend, Jordyn Woods. It’s a lot to keep up with—pun completely intended.
So let’s focus on one thing at a time. Travis postponed his AstroWorld concert in Buffalo, New York on Thursday night (February 28), citing illness, but TMZ offers a different story. According to the outlet, Kylie accused Travis of cheating, and he opted to stay in Los Angeles to work things out with her. This whole saga reportedly started on Wednesday, when Travis flew home to surprise Kylie and their baby, Stormi, and she discovered “evidence” of his cheating. Per TMZ, a fight then ensued.
This is all unfolding as Jordyn Woods is set to appear on Jada Pinkett Smith’s Red Table Talk series and, presumably, open up about what happened with Tristan the evening they allegedly hooked up. She’s only talked about the situation once—and it was brief, at an event launching her false eyelash collaboration with Eylure. “Thank you guys for coming out and supporting me through everything that’s going on,” she said, according to a video captured by beauty influencer Jade Simone. “It’s been real, and Eylure has been super real with a project I’ve been working on for over nine months right now.”
Kylie, meanwhile, is reportedly torn about what happened. “Jordyn has been like Kylie’s sister,” a source tells People. “They were inseparable, and always together. Jordyn often helped Kylie with Stormi. Kylie was always so excited to have Jordyn around. It seems Kylie isn’t sure what to do, but it seems impossible for her to keep Jordyn around.”
The Jonas Brothers are back, baby. The trio dropped their new single and accompanying video for “Sucker” at midnight—and it stars three very important women in their lives: Priyanka Chopra, Sophie Turner, and Danielle Jonas.
The song is an ode to being so head over heels for someone you’ll do anything they ask. With lyrics like “I’m a sucker for you / Say the word and I’ll go anywhere blindly / Any road you take you know that you’ll find me” and “You’re making the typical me / Break my typical rules,” the JoBros are putting their love for their partners on display. Chopra and Nick Jonas got married last year; Game of Thrones star Turner and Joe are engaged; and Danielle and Kevin have been married since 2009 and have two children together.
The women take on co-starring roles in the video, as well, set at a lavish party at a European manor. There is serious fashion, lots of dancing, drinking champagne in bathtubs, and what appears to be a low-key bondage moment where Joe is tied up as Turner looks on.
“This is the first time we’ve worked together but not for a moment did it feel like work,” Chopra wrote on Instagram. ‘Such a fun family affair…#JonasBrothers and the #JSisters cheering each other on! Proud of you husband.” Turner and Danielle also gave shout-outs to their “J Sisters,” the nickname the women have given themselves on social media.
Fans are naturally freaking out on social media, too.
And they were very much here for the fact that the JoBros featured the loves of their lives in the video. “Wow who knew Danielle, Priyanka and Sophie are my new favorite Jonas brothers???” wrote one user. “The jonas brothers using their wives in the Sucker music video is the content i’m here for,” said another.
Let’s be clear: I’ve always worn my Black Girl crown tall and high, never deflecting the magic that my race carries. But I recently had an epiphany: my beauty routine didn’t always reflect that.
Once only discussed through word of mouth, networks like Instagram and Reddit have helped bubble up black-owned beauty brands to the mainstream. As has the owner of this little makeup brand you’ve probably heard of called Fenty Beauty. You might know her…Rihanna? But according to stats from the U.S. Census Bureau, African-Americans still lag behind other groups when it comes to business ownership. We account for roughly 12 percent of the population, yet we only own just 3.3 percent of businesses. Many reasons go into these factors including less capital, low loan approval rates, and higher interest rates, yet still we push and are on the rise—among these businesses, black women are leading the charge.
From the top of my head, down to my feet, I had to really question myself and see if I had at least one nail polish, chapstick, eyeliner, lipstick, or hair pin by black owners. Even as an experienced beauty writer, the answer was still no. So I decided to go on a detox, putting aside my other beloved brands for a short while to use only black-owned beauty brands for a month straight.
Now, when I say I used only black-owned brands, I mean only—down everything in my shower and medicine cabinet. Yes, even toothpaste. I was worried at first it wouldn’t be possible, but wow was I wrong. Here’s everything I fell in love with over the course of the month.
Let’s be clear: I’ve always worn my Black Girl crown tall and high, never deflecting the magic that my race carries. But I recently had an epiphany: My beauty routine didn’t always reflect that.
Once discussed only through word of mouth, black-owned beauty brands have bubbled up to the mainstream with help from networks like Instagram and Reddit. And from the owner of this little makeup brand you’ve probably heard of called Fenty Beauty. You might know her…Rihanna? But according to stats from the U.S. Census Bureau, African Americans still lag behind other groups when it comes to business ownership. We account for roughly 12 percent of the population, yet we own just 3.3 percent of businesses. There are many factors to this, including less capital, low loan-approval rates, and higher interest rates, yet still African Americans push and are on the rise—and among these businesses, black women are leading the charge.
From the top of my head down to my feet, I had to really question myself: Did I have at least one nail polish, lip balm, eyeliner, lipstick, or hair pin from a business with a black owner? Even though I’m an experienced beauty writer, the answer was still no. So I decided to go on a detox, putting aside my other beloved brands for a short while to use only black-owned beauty brands for a month straight.
Now, when I say I used only black-owned brands, I mean only—down everything in my shower and medicine cabinet. Yes, even toothpaste. I worried at first that it wouldn’t be possible, but wow, was I wrong. Here’s everything I fell in love with over the course of the month.
Out with the oversized, boxy denim jackets—or, at the very least, they get a season off, as brands embrace outerwear with a more fitted silhouette around the waist for Spring 2019. Karen Walker has a tie-waist collared jacket in its new collection, hitting two different denim trends with one look. Ashley Graham included a blazer with a fitted waist in her latest collaboration with Marina Rinaldi, too. So there are various ways to partake in this particular style.
On Thursday, February 28, Grey’s Anatomy will air its 332nd episode, officially making it the longest-running medical drama in TV history. It’s hard to imagine a world without this show, especially now that it’s in its 15th season. After all, four of its current characters—Meredith Grey, Miranda Bailey, Richard Weber, and Alex Karev—have been with us since the very beginning. You’ve probably know them longer than some of your friends.
It’s truly fitting, then, that one of those four—Chandra Wilson (a.k.a Dr. Miranda Bailey)—is directing this historic episode. She describes the process of preparing for this week’s show as “exciting and scary,” given its significance. “It’s the silly pressure you put on yourself,” she tells Glamour. “But this was my 20th episode of Grey’s that I’ve directed, so I must be doing OK.”
So what can viewers expect? “I had all of my ideas about things that I thought [were] important and that the audience might want to see and what would be a treat. But then my writers and my producers had another idea for what they thought it was about,” she says. “And we came up with something that I think, for the audience, is gonna say, ‘Guess what guys? We continue. There’s more to come. Nothing is over. Nothing is ended.'”
Wilson says longtime fans of the show should keep their eyes peeled for special details that may or may not call back to Grey’s history. “I know it was important to me to plant some [Easter eggs] because I think those things are so much fun for fans,” she says. I personally have my fingers crossed for a classic Bailey monologue, though my ultimate dream would be a Cristina Yang appearance, which probably won’t happen. Maybe Bailey will just say her name—that should tide us over until Killing Eve season two premieres in April.
One of the greatest things about a show staying on the air as long as Grey’s in the era of streaming is it’s created a whole new generation of fans. “I had a young girl [around 20 years old] tell me, ‘My roommates and I watch [together].’ And that’s what happened at the beginning of our show: People would talk to us about getting together with their roommates or getting together with their family,” Wilson says. “And it’s a show that people don’t watch by themselves. They usually pull somebody else in with them. And I think that’s definitely what gives us our longevity.”
She continues, “We’re like a group effort. We’re an ensemble show, and people watch it as an ensemble and they are so invested in what happens to these characters. So whether it the OGs or whether it’s our new characters that come in, even if they don’t wanna like somebody, they still stick around and say, ‘OK, but you know? Let me see. Let me see.'”
So does an OG like Wilson have a favorite Grey’s Anatomy moment? She loves the episodes in season six when a shooter is roaming the hospital and Dr. Bailey is trapped in a room with a patient (played by Mandy Moore). Her number-one favorite, though, is the pilot. “That’s the one that really established what this show was going to be, who these characters were,” she says. “And if I ever get confused about how I think Bailey should respond to something, I always think about that pilot and who she thought she was in the pilot—because that’s who she still thinks she is.”
Tune into Wilson’s episode of Grey’s tonight at 8 P.M. ET on ABC.
This summer Netflix released the most honest film about what it’s like to work for a horrible boss since, well, Horrible Bosses. The beloved romcom Set It Up. tells the tale of Harper (Zoey Deutch), who is the assistant to Kirsten (Lucy Liu), a high-powered media impresario in the vein of The Devil Wears Prada‘s immaculate Miranda Priestly.
In one especially dark sequence, Harper runs around the office wearing Kirsten’s Fitbit—so she can hit her desired 10,000 step count—and has to order “that thing Kirsten likes from that place with that delivery guy” for Kirsten’s 11:00 PM second dinner. The film paints a dismal picture of what it’s like to work for a difficult person—but as the expression goes, real life is stranger than fiction. The tasks Harper is asked to do in the movie don’t hold a candle to the stories we heard while talking to the assistants and caretakers of the rich and famous.
To deliver the ultimate guide in how to tolerate impossible coworkers, bosses, friends, and relatives, we spoke with the assistant who used to fetch Oreos for Khloe Kardashian’s impossibly ‘grammable cookie jar, the Upper East Side nanny who assisted in a parent’s weed delivery, and the Below Deck star who had to import a particular brand of nuts (from another country!) for a client while she and her crew were on the high seas. Below, their their wildest, weirdest stories—and their best advice for how to deal with difficult people.
Former Assistant to Khloe Kardashian
“During my time working for Koko, a lot of my job was to go grocery shopping. If you’ve ever seen Keeping Up With the Kardashians you know what immaculate kitchens the sisters have, and I was in charge of stocking up on the snacks, or what I like to call “prop food.” I remember one day in particular when I was tasked with buying organic fruit for a scene they were shooting in Khloe’s kitchen.
“At first, I was asked to buy fresh, organic pineapples (which were, of course, out of season). After driving 45 minutes to a farm on the outskirts of Calabasas I was able to procure the pineapples. But as soon as I returned to the house, I was immediately sent back out—without so much as a thank you—to purchase another out of season fruit, plums. Being in charge of tracking down hard-to-find foods was frustrating and often felt fruitless (pun intended), but I had to remind myself that even the small things that I was in charge of that seemed banal were all a part of the larger operation. Even if you’re doing something thankless and aren’t getting that “thank you” from your boss, know that you’re making their life easier—and day go smoother—and for that they’re immensely grateful (even if they don’t tell you).” — Anonymous, Los Angeles
“As you can imagine, people are often not at their best when they are going through a divorce. I’ve learned to be compassionate, and to try to get a sense of what they are experiencing. It often involves a lot of fear of the unknown, of transitioning into a new life, and grief for the relationship they had (or thought they had.). I work hard to understand them, and to acknowledge their reality, while helping them stay positive and mange their emotions so we can keep the conversations we have during mediation positive and productive.
“When you’re working with highly emotional people, help them parse through their feelings. When people are upset, they can often express their feelings in an unhelpful way, like yelling. The best thing to do in that scenario is help your client find a better way to articulate what they want and need. You can even do this in subtle ways, like asking them simple questions to calm them down and get to the root of the problem. It will be better for you—because nobody likes getting yelled at—but also will help them get what they want much faster and easier.” — Joy Rosenthal, Rosenthal Law & Mediation, New York
Upper East Side Nanny
“Working for the elite families of New York City is a balancing act. On any given day, I’m expected to fill in for wealthy Upper East Side moms as they go to their boutique fitness classes, tennis lessons, or lunch meetings. That leaves me to pack snacks, cart along book bags filled with art projects and chapter books, and make sure we arrive to any activity the children might have that day. While that in and of itself is difficult, I have found it even more challenging to meet the demands of the difficult mothers. From having my bosses ask me to stay “a little late” while they head out to a party (only to be woken up at 4 AM), to picking up flowers for a bris ceremony, or being asked to check three stores for a specific brand of pasta for a two-year-old, my days are never boring. I’ve even been asked to use my discretion after watching parents meet with their weed delivery person in their son’s room!
This week, NBC will air an episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine titled “He Said, She Said.” It will feel a lot like every episode of B99—funny and fast moving, a snappy half-hour sitcom. But it’s special to me because it features the characters of Jake (Andy Samberg) and Amy (Melissa Fumero) investigating a case that deals with the #MeToo movement.
It will also be the first episode of television I directed.
If you follow the news, then you know the show got cancelled on FOX last year. All seemed lost, but then a very Hollywood turn of events happened and NBC swooped in to bring us back for another season. That’s when a very loud voice in my head said something terrifying: You should ask to direct.
Over the course of working on our sitcom, I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate and work with many directors. The vast majority of them were men, and that’s simply because there are far more men than women in the Directors Guild of America. There’s even fewer members of the DGA who are women of color. I started having a very strong feeling that I had a point of view that could add something to the work that was happening on television, that my voice and sensibilities and sensitivities and brain could add something to a show and help tell a story.
But thinking and doing are two different things, and I wondered if I was being ridiculous. What the actual fuck was I thinking?! I’ve never directed a short film, let alone a whole episode of network comedy. I didn’t go to film school. What credentials did I have? Besides, millions of dollars are on the line when directing a TV show. There’s an immense responsibility to deliver an episode that will be extremely funny, fit the vibe of the show, and do it all while keeping the cast happy and the crew from hating you. Oh, and you have to stick to an extremely tight schedule—five days.
I chickened out.
So I didn’t ask to direct. I was too scared. When the directors for all 13 episodes of season six were announced, I figured I had missed my shot. I’ve been on this show for five seasons. I know Brooklyn Nine-Nine like the back of my hand. I know the way our show shoots. I know the characters, the actors, the sets, the history, the quirks. I’ve logged over 100 episodes working with, watching, and learning from the best episodic television directors. I’d been secretly “shadowing” each of them for the last few years, using my time on set as a master class in directing. Deep down I knew that I could direct, except now I had blown my chance and wouldn’t get another one. At least not any time soon.
But then NBC ordered five more episodes for season six. I felt like I was given another chance.
So I asked. I wrote an email—one that I read over and over before it was ready to be sent—to our showrunner and creator Dan Goor and our producer David Miner. I outlined my case for directing and told them what I knew to be true: that there are very few female directors in television, and even fewer women of color. I wanted to join their ranks.
And they said yes.
It turns out that asking isn’t the only scary part of going after a big dream. You know what’s just as scary? When you hear “yes.”
I was informed that my episode would center on Jake and Amy working on a case involving #MeToo and sexual assault. So while I felt a lot of pressure to get it right, I also felt so much trust. It gave me confidence because I knew I could prepare in a way that would lead to a smooth, even joyful, set. I could use this opportunity to give space to actors to create and play, which is what we do best. As I read the script, images began bursting into my mind and there was a fire inside me to tell the story that Lang Fisher and our writing staff had so beautifully and hilariously written. I felt full of ideas. I felt compelled to tell this story as honestly as I could. Mostly, I felt a very strange, yet solid trust, that the director who could do this was already inside me.
Awards season is over. We know the winners, the losers, the surprises. But there’s only one part of it—or really, one person—that I’ll remember forever: Yalitza Aparicio.
After her soul-moving performance in Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma—her first acting job, ever—I was rooting for Aparicio to take home the Best Actress Oscar. She didn’t end up winning, but it didn’t really matter: Her presence at the most revered awards ceremony in Hollywood, and on the red carpet for the months leading up to it, was a victory on its own.
I watched (and loved) Roma, and was captivated by Aparicio’s Cleo. But I really started paying attention to her as a Hollywood force in December, when she graced the cover of Vogue México—the first indigenous woman to do so. (Aparicio is Mixteca and Triqui.) She wore a gorgeous white Dior dress, from a collection that was inspired by escaramuzas, female Mexican horse riders. Her features and her long, dark hair reminded me of my own.
I’m a first-generation American, the daughter of Mexican and Filipino immigrants, and I’ve grappled with identity markers and what they mean for as long as I can remember. I recalled the numerous times I sprinted to the mailbox as a kid, eager to get the latest issue of whatever fashion magazine I had subscribed to. I absorbed the content voraciously, reading every single word—including the ads—and ripped out pages to tack on my walls. From a very young age, I loved fashion. But I never felt that fashion loved me back. How could I feel differently, when I never saw people who looked like me?
To see Aparicio strong, beautiful on that cover meant something—not just to me, but so many others in indigenous and Latinx communities. “I absolutely adored her Vogue México cover,” says Angelica Terrazas, 26, an advertising executive in Los Angeles. “The rich tones, gown, all of it—I love the simplicity of her look. It’s part of what makes her captivating. She’s not trying to be anything other than who she is, and that is so powerful in its own right.”
I always knew my family had indigenous roots, but I only recently learned what those were: My ancestors were primarily Zacatecas, who resided in what is now present-day north-central Mexico. Around the same time I discovered this, Aparicio’s star-power on the red carpet was on the rise. And to see her dressed by some of the world’s biggest, most esteemed luxury brands—Gucci, Prada, Michael Kors, to name a few—it created this confluence where my heritage and my passions all met.
When Aparicio stepped onto the Oscars red carpet wearing custom mint-green Rodarte, there was no doubt: Aparicio belonged there. Her stylist, Sophie Lopez, told Vogue UK that they worked closely with Kate and Laura Mulleavy, the sisters behind the brand, “to make a dress that really felt like Yalitza.”
“I work on the personality of the client—their likes, their dislikes, what they feel amazing in,” said Lopez, who also works with Aparicio’s Roma co-star Marina de Tavira. “It’s always a collaborative experience. [With Yalitza], we’re always drawn to the more youthful, playful, vibrant designs. She’s only 25 years old, so we always bear that in mind, to keep it looking young and fresh.”
And folks looking up to Aparicio and following her journey were paying attention.