“A lot of people are completely re-sculpting their faces and it makes everyone look the same, which to me is a shame," says @zoeisabellakravitz. "Everyone is unique and different in their own way—I think that's a beautiful thing, and makeup should be used to enhance that.” Tap the link in our bio to learn about her new makeup launch with @yslbeauty–and how she added a personal touch to it.
This month, @alexanderwangny reimagines @bulgariofficial's Serpenti Forever Bag as part of the 135-year-old house’s ongoing “Serpenti Through the Eyes Of ” series of capsule collections. “I found the original snake-head piece from the 1960s in the Bvlgari archives,” the designer says. “It was a nod to the sinful woman, and that was something I could relate to. I always think about a thrill-seeker when I design." Tap the link in our bio for all details.
An exquisite short film, The Hair Appointment ( @slayedinbraids), focuses on “the beauty of African braiding and the community surrounding getting your hair braided in a salon versus doing your hair at home,” @helena.koudou, a 23-year-old Ivorian braider and model, explains. “The stylist-client bond is such a beautiful connection. We talk about everything in the chair.” The film also seeks to celebrate the natural hair community at a time when women still face discrimination for their hairstyles. Tap the link in our bio to learn more. Photo by Jeremy Rodney-Hall
"This is the character you created for me, let me just hide behind it,” @taylorswift says now of the persona she has created. “I always used this metaphor when I was younger. I’d say that with every reinvention, I never wanted to tear down my house. ’Cause I built this house. This house being, metaphorically, my body of work, my songwriting, my music, my catalog, my library. I just wanted to redecorate. I think a lot of people, with Reputation, would have perceived that I had torn down the house. Actually, I just built a bunker around it.” Tap the link in our bio to read our full profile on our September cover star. Photographed by @inezandvinoodh, styled by @tonnegood, written by @abbyaguirre, Vogue, September 2019
Summer wedding season isn’t over yet. Follow @vogueweddings for answers to all your wedding-related questions as well as inspiration.
Nothing screams summer like a long, cool dip. And the dreamiest of the country’s vacation spots all have one thing in common—a killer pool. From urban-sleek hotels in Brooklyn and Baltimore to luxe desert resorts in Arizona and Palm Springs, tap the link in our bio for the most lounge-ready (and Instagram-worthy) pools. Photographed by @angelopennetta, styled by @alex_jordan_harrington, Vogue, March 2019
For nearly 400 years, these wayfinding traditions of the Polynesians were all but forgotten, lost to colonialism and technology and the blurry passage of time. That is until the 1970s, when, amid a cultural Hawaiian renaissance, a small group called the Polynesian Voyaging Society set out to connect the dots. Using drawings and museum replicas, they built Hōkūleʻa, the first deep-voyaging canoe to hit the water in centuries. Tap the link in our bio to learn more about their voyage. Photographed by @brendangeorgeko
@ToryBurch joins Vogue’s #ForcesofFashion conference in October. For young women with fashion or business ambitions of their own, it will be a can’t-miss panel; mark your calendars for October 10th and 11th, and until then, revisit some of her best photos in Vogue, and reasons why Burch is a force of fashion–and feminism, at the link in our bio. Photographed by @theo123456, Vogue, September 2016
Happy Birthday, @madonna! Tap the link in our bio for a look back at some of her most iconic looks.
If these two breakout roles weren’t enough to make for a massive summer, @maya_hawke just introduced fans to her musical stylings, releasing two dreamy, romantic folk songs. Tap the link in our bio to listen. Photo by @mastergia
Meet @shynatives, an upcoming lingerie brand being launched by two Northern Cheyenne sisters, Jordan and Madison Craig, who are currently based in Oakland, California. “This is a very modern thing we’re doing, and just because were Native American doesn’t mean that we have to stick to basket weaving or whatever it is that people expect Native Americans to do,” says Madison, who also claims that she is extra-careful whenever they do reference motifs or prints from their ancestors. “We don’t want to use anything that is too sacred or spiritual.” Tap the link in our bio to learn more.
The Victorian prairie frock already championed by designers like Batsheva Hay and Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen is getting yet another stamp of approval from the zeitgeist. Tap the link in our bio to read more about the trend. Photographed by @mikaeljansson, Vogue, November 2015
“I have a very hard time taking compliments, or complimenting myself,” @tomford says, “but I sometimes have to stop and think, Wow: How am I wearing Tom Ford underwear right now, a Tom Ford watch, Tom Ford cuff links, a Tom Ford shirt, a Tom Ford suit, Tom Ford shoes, Tom Ford glasses, Tom Ford moisturizer, Tom Ford bronzer? How is there a Jay-Z song called ‘Tom Ford’? In 12 years, how did that happen?” At 58, Ford is busier than he has ever been. The brand he launched only 13 years ago now earns $2 billion in annual retail sales across men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, accessories, fragrance, cosmetics, and eyewear, a legitimate rival to 100-year-old French houses. The writer-director-producer of two films, he has another two in the works. And this spring, he succeeded Diane von Furstenberg as chairman of the @CFDA. Tap the link in our bio to step into his world. Photographed by Annie Leibovitz, styled by @phyllis_posnick, written by Rob Haskell, Vogue, September 2019
Wondering where you can find the perfect sweater, jeans, or boots? Tap the link in our bio for our editor-approved guide. Photographed by #AnnieLeibovitz, Vogue, styled by @saramoonves, August 2019
@xulybetofficial's Lamine Kouyaté was championing diversity, staging guerrilla shows, making shopping experiential (his New York boutique featured a skate ramp), and upcycling long before these issues were the foci of the industry. Yet his work is little known, in part because his most important work was done in the pre-internet 1990s. @azza_yousif and @michelle_elie share the impact Lamine Kouyaté and Xuly.Bët have had on their lives and fashion in the link in our bio.
From @proenzaschouler (whose design is featured above) to @tomford, Vogue's #ForcesofFashion conference brings together the biggest names in the fashion industry for two days of conversations and inspiration in New York City. Tap the link in our bio to reserve your spot. Photographed by @MikaelJansson, Vogue, December 2015
Introducing Snap's Spectacles 3, to be released later this fall. Sleeker, slimmer, and made in lightweight stainless steel, they signal the company’s move into elevated design. Tap the link in our bio for an exclusive first look. Photographed by @studio_jackson, styled by @tabithasimmons, Vogue, September 2019
“[Nigeria] is the land of great music, food, art, and cultural traditions. Traditions that have played a huge part in my love of color, art, and vibrant prints,” @adesamuel says. Tap the link in our bio to see the city’s rich design scene through Samuel's eyes, from heading to Lekki Art Market to shop for objets d’art to riding around town with @adesuwa. Photo by @mako_od
@staceyabrams's run for governor in 2018 ended in a loss of just 54,723 votes—a stunning, public blow. And yet she emerged from it as a kind of bellwether Democrat, a vision of her party’s future. She tripled Latino, Asian-American, and Pacific Islander voter turnout and doubled youth participation in her state. She inspired 1.2 million black Democrats in Georgia to vote for her (more than the total number of Democratic gubernatorial voters in 2014). And she gained the highest percentage of the state’s white Democratic voters in a generation. All of this despite widespread reports of voter suppression and a Republican opponent, Brian Kemp—Georgia’s then secretary of state—who oversaw the purging of about 670,000 registered voters in 2017 alone. Some 53,000 voter registrations were still pending a month ahead of the election. Abrams refused to concede at first. “I sat shiva for 10 days,” she tells me. “Then I started plotting.” Tap the link in our bio to read what her next mission is. Photographed by @ethanjamesgreen, styled by @mr_carlos_nazario, written by @aokeowo, Vogue, September 2019
More fan art!!! Me n my boo 😉
Who needs TV when people watching in the park is free? Photographed by @arnold_daniel
When asked if she has always been aware of sexism, September cover star @taylorswift replies, “I think about this a lot." "When I was a teenager, I would hear people talk about sexism in the music industry, and I’d be like, I don’t see it. I don’t understand. Then I realized that was because I was a kid," she says. "Men in the industry saw me as a kid. I was a lanky, scrawny, overexcited young girl who reminded them more of their little niece or their daughter than a successful woman in business or a colleague. The second I became a woman, in people’s perception, was when I started seeing it. “It’s fine to infantilize a girl’s success and say, How cute that she’s having some hit songs,” she goes on. “How cute that she’s writing songs. But the second it becomes formidable? As soon as I started playing stadiums—when I started to look like a woman—that wasn’t as cool anymore. It was when I started to have songs from Red come out and cross over, like ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’ and ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.’ ” Those songs are also more assertive than the ones that came before, @abbyaguirre notes. “Yeah, the angle was different when I started saying, I knew you were trouble when you walked in. Basically, you emotionally manipulated me and I didn’t love it. That wasn’t fun for me.” Tap the link in our bio to read the full profile. Photographed by @inezandvinoodh, styled by @tonnegood, written by @abbyaguirre, Vogue, September 2019.
On some of my best days I see no human beings at all.
The modern seaside city of Tel Aviv is poles apart from religious hubs like Jerusalem or Tzfat. Here, on the Mediterranean coast, the beach is a daily congregation of flesh, salt, and tattoos. Tap the link in our bio for a look at beach style in Tel Aviv. Photographed by @thisismayan
The right underwear has the whimsical ability to elevate sensual self-confidence, even if you are the only one who will see it. On the weekend of your wedding, you should feel your most alluring, and crafting the perfect collection of underpinnings will ensure that feeling sticks around all weekend long. Tap the link in our bio for what to keep in mind as you choose underpinnings for each matrimonial event. Photographed by @cassblackbird, styled by @jordenbickham
He gon ask who taught you that
Collectively known as the Asian Dope Boys, the Shanghai-based, multi-disciplinary troupe creates performance art that straddles the beautiful and the bizarre, becoming the leaders of a new performance art movement. @ylvafalk's Paris-based collective, House of Drama, has joined their ranks, too, as have outsider electronic artists such as @aishadevi5d. Tap the link in our bio to learn more about their special breed of thought-provoking absurdism. #vogueworld
Nepalese weddings are as varied as the Nepalese people. “Nepal is a mosaic of culture, religion, language, and tradition. With a population split between a variety of tribes and ethnic affiliations, there is no single wedding style or practice,” writes Nadya Agrawal in “The Essential Guide to Nepali Weddings.” Despite the variety of cultures in Nepal and the different kinds of marriages, Nepali weddings remain constant in one thing: color. “Red and green are the dominant hues in Nepali weddings, speaking to love, vitality, and tradition,” writes Agrawal. Tap the link in our bio to read more; and find more wedding stories on @vogueweddings. Photographed by @paleyphoto
Birds of a feather street style together. Tap the link our bio for the best street style from outside Copenhagen’s Spring 2020 shows. Photographed by @styledumonde
Later this year, @taylorswift will star in a film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats as Bombalurina, the flirtatious red cat. “They made us the size of cats by making the furniture bigger,” she says. “You’d be standing there and you could barely reach the seat of a chair. It was phenomenal. It made you feel like a little kid.” But first, she will spend much of the summer holding “secret sessions”—a tradition wherein Swift invites hundreds of fans to her various homes to preview her new music. “They’ve never given me a reason to stop doing it,” she says. “Not a single one.” Speaking of: Inquiring fans will want to know if Swift dropped any more clues about how to decode Lover during her September cover story interview. Tap the link in our bio to find out. Photographed by @inezandvinoodh, styled by @tonnegood, written by @abbyaguirre, Vogue, September 2019.
Celebrated, canceled, obsessed over—is @taylorswift our most endlessly debated pop star? With a new album, and a newly assertive political voice, the star opens up in our September issue about sexism, scrutiny, and standing up for herself. Tap the link in our bio to read the full profile. Photographed by @inezandvinoodh, styled by @tonnegood, written by @abbyaguirre, Vogue, September 2019.
With a roster of clients far beyond his years, 19-year-old @samvissermakeup has been painting famous faces such as @kimkardashian, @ArianaGrande, and @lilyrose_depp since far before he could buy a lottery ticket or get a tattoo without parental consent. Tap the link in our bio to get to know him.
Last year, @tylersphotos photographed @beyonce for Vogue’s September issue. And now, his work is getting the museum treatment: A portrait from that editorial is being acquired into the @smithsoniannpg’s permanent collection in Washington, D.C. Tap the link in our bio for more details. Photographed by @tylersphotos, Vogue, September 2018
Toni Morrison, the Nobel- and Pulitzer Prize–winning author and educator, has died. In memoriam, we are republishing an interview that appeared in the April 1981 issue of Vogue in the link in our bio.
Driving with Dubai’s all-female luxury car club, the @arabiangazelles, sheds light on a new kind of ladies’ club where power is in the eye—and gearshift—of the beholder. @elianeamer (above), a former journalist, mother of three, and one of the original members of the Arabian Gazelles, had parents who owned a gas station and car repair shop in Lebanon. “I used to steal my brothers’ cars a lot and go driving everywhere,” says Amer. Now she likes to drive her Lamborghini Aventador barefoot. “When I jump into the driver’s seat and hear the sound of the engine, something changes,” Amer tells me. “It makes me want to be as aggressive as the car. After joining the Gazelles, I realized there are many more woman who feel the same way I do.” Tap the link in our bio to read more. Photographed by @devindoyle
@pirelli's 2020 calendar is a tribute to the heroine of Romeo and Juliet. True to Shakespeare’s play, the photographer Paolo Roversi shot images in Verona, Italy, as well as in the city he calls home, Paris. But in keeping with the spirit of the times, for 2020 this production is all Juliets (yes, plural), shown variously in costume, in situ, and IRL. Tap the link in our bio for all details.
Leave the dated knapsack at home and opt for a chic carryall that can hold anything—lunches, papers, a laptop—with genuine flair. Tap the link in our bio for the best bags for back-to-school season and beyond. Photographed by @AngeloPennetta, styled by @alex_jordan_harrington, Vogue, June 2019
To say that @donni.davy's work on @euphoria has sparked a makeup movement would be an understatement. Merging teen reality with escapist fantasy, Davy, the show's lead makeup artist, is catapulting Gen Z's makeup obsession—and unbridled experimentation—into the mainstream with sparkle and nuance. "Teenagers are switching things up constantly," she explains. "Gen Z uses makeup not only to portray who they are, but who they want to be that day." Ahead of #Euphoria's season finale tonight, tap the link in our bio to read Davy's thoughts on storytelling through a hyper-visual lens. #regram @maudeapatow
The best fashion moments on Instagram last week were a master class in summertime dressing. Tap the link in our bio to see all our favorites. Photo by @myleshendrik
In 2010s currency, nothing is more valuable than clout. Tap the link in our bio for a look back at how social media "influence" changed our lives—and our clothing—over the past decade, as part of our #voguerunway2010s series. Photographed by @josholins, Vogue, September 2018
Get in, loser. We're going shopping. #TGIF Photographed by @arthurelgort, Vogue, May 1996
Can't sleep? We asked some of the busiest people we know how they get ready for a good night’s rest. Tap the link in our bio to read @raveena_aurora's tips. Photo by Kelia Anne MacClusky
This is not a drill: A revival of the cult classic How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days is in the works! Tap the link in our bio for what we know so far.
"All this female rap shit is history. When we look back on this in 10 years, this is going to be an era that no one will forget. So why not get acquainted with each other? We’re probably going to be sitting next to each other at award shows. You gotta be cool with people." As she prepared for her Freshman Class concert slot, @riconasty spoke to Vogue about this musical renaissance; tap the link in our bio to read more. Photo by @worksoface
Nobody: Me: In a Pool, with no water, no shirt.
It’s not for a movie... #2 All kidding aside, for everyone going through infertility and conception hell, please know it was not a straight line to either of my pregnancies. Sending you extra love 💕
Walk with me for a minute...
Had the best time in Monte Carlo last night @twiga_mc always shows love!
Been around the world and I eye iiiiiii
Life is too short not to be happy 😁
Noah L. 4/20/19
Oh My Fest 🔥
My face when I heard they canceled Vestiville! 🤦🏾♂️sorry to all my fans man I was dying to rock! 🙏🏾
Brussels with my dawg
My boy said he need a passport...
Fuck y’all wait til I moisturize my shit again. 🤣🤣🤣🤣
Found ittttt 😁😬😁😬
Lost my phone 🤦🏾♂️
That’s me!!!!!! Ain’t gon play no games bout this here!
I know a different love now. Happy Father’s Day.
#tbt #ttu #triggaman #804boy
Think I saw sumn! By the way....You don’t know Ant then you don’t know shit. #Antlanta
Caption this 🤣🤣🤣
Happy Birthday Mom!!!!!!! Queeeeeeen 👸🏽
As always, Thank you Atlanta. 🙏🏾
Everybody be safe and have a good weekend. 🙏🏾
Yes the anti-abortion movement is primarily about controlling women’s bodies under the premise (for many, sincere) of saving lives, and yes this law is primarily the work of white men HOWEVER a white woman sponsored the bill and a white woman signed it into law. As we’re resisting, let us also call out the complicity of the white women who made this awful moment possible, and which–make no mistake–WILL lead to the unnecessary and avoidable deaths of women, a disproportionate number of whom will be poor and/or black. Speak up. Show up. Don’t give up. Donate to @yellowfund, @plannedparenthood, @arc_southeast, @abortionfunds, @whoohio, @napawf, @gwafund, and the Mississippi Reproductive Freedom Fund. #Regram from @marjoriegubelmann, @rachael_britt, @rachel.cargle, @paulscheer, @berniesanders
My son Noah. We are blessed and overjoyed. Peace 🙏🏾
Wtf is going on
Happy Mother’s Day to my Mother and all the incredible Mother’s worldwide. All the first borns that Mother their siblings. All the aunts grandma’s, big cousinssss and also To those who don’t have their mother this Mother’s Day, sending you love and light 🙏🏾
Can you believe it!? Shirts, 3 for $1! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 😭😭😭😭😭😭 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
Mumma’s Day flyaway contest, swipe for the details #mummasdaywithtrey
Well that was unexpected. Thanks for having me, @Shape! #hustlemovie #may10 Photographs by @jasonkimphoto Hair by @hairbyadir Makeup by @beau_nelson Nails by @tombachik Fashion Director: @brookeely Creative Director: @noahdreier
I just took some time off from Instagram but when I would check in, I found myself repeatedly moved by @gretathunberg and the work she is doing for Mother Earth. I hope you check out what she is about (link in my bio). To the students who have taken up Greta’s call to strike, please know you inspire me, and that I am proud of you for claiming your place in this world. I am curious: what do you think us older generations could be doing right now for the climate that we are not? What kind of support do you want? Greta- thank you for everything you are doing and, for what it’s worth, for lifting up my heart and giving me hope. #fridaysforfuture #schoolstrike4climate #climatestrike
I know this is an inspired representation of an even greater divinity. I know this blessed place is a human-made interpretation of what is mysterious, unknowable, and undefinable and while seeing her burn brings tears to my eyes, I know even flames cannot diminish her sacredness. Still, not her. Please. Not her. #notredame #ourlady
My boy and also my personal photographer @meldcole’s kickstarter campaign for his book GREAT is 80% funded w/ 3 days left to go. There are never before seen photos of many artists in it, including me. I backed it & now he needs you to do the same! Hit the link in his bio to buy the book and level up!! 🙏🏾
When somebody tell you a bold face lie 🤣🤣🤣🤣
I’m still outchea grabbing air for the culture. Don’t fret.
FaceTime with my lil bruh be like 🤣🤣🤣🤣
This #IWD2019 I want to highlight the brilliance of @laylafsaad. She is no-joke changing the world and, for what it’s worth, the way I live my life. Layla, I hope to meet you someday and thank you in person. Until then, please know my respect and appreciation know no bounds. Please download Layla’s workbook “Me and White Supremacy”, do the work, and check out @goodancestorpodcast. Also, I highly recommend reading the @elleusa article in my bio. Peace xx
#TFW you’re at the photo shoot and @hairbyadir freshed up your ends and @beau_nelson made your brows do something cool and Malibu is just being Malibu so you take selfie and what was I talking about doesn’t matter byeeeeeee
No matter what happens with today’s show, just remember, it’s already been worse. Happy Oscars!
Lee Radziwill and Karl Lagerfeld: each was a legend, each left a considerable legacy and indelible imprint behind, each brought their own contribution of beauty, artistry, genius and refinement to the world. #RIP #withrespect #bowbeforegreatness
This post resonated with me- way to go @zerowastehome- and I wanted to share it with you. It also brought up something for me: I am conflicted about blithely touting a zero waste lifestyle here because I know so much of my ability to even attempt it rests on my privilege. I feel it’s borderline obnoxious for me to promote this lifestyle like everyone has the same access to it that I have- I mean, reusable water bottles are great but not when you live in a community with unsafe drinking water. Buying bulk is not an option when you live in a food desert and have no time. Access is not the same for everyone, and yet I can’t deny that committing to living this way is one of the best decisions I have ever made. I have never had a perfect zero waste day. I will never fit five years of trash in a mason jar, but I am not mindlessly filling up landfills at the rate I was either. Just offering my best gives me something to feel good about and, over time, my best has gotten better. No one can do everything but almost everyone can do something. Have you tried adopting any zero waste habits? What’s working for you?
Please join me in holding @JussieSmollett and his beautiful family in power and healing. Jussie, I am so sorry this happened. I am so sorry and I stand with you. Love is love, we are all equal, and this is a bitterly sad day. There have been too many bitterly sad days.
We keep it real around here: some critics get @serenityfilm and, like me, find it interesting, moving, ambitious and different, and for some it just doesn’t work. That’s cool- there is no failure, only learned events, not everyone has to like everything, and the critical response doesn’t change my feelings about the movie. However, other people’s time and money are not to be taken for granted, so I just want to be clear: I endorse the movie, many critics don’t 😉 Anyway, wasn’t my @givenchyofficial skirt for the premiere rad? 💙
We strutted, I was @thefredsavage‘s Head’s Up partner, and we got weird with clementines (What? Just watch 😉) Love and thanks to @theellenshow for always being the best x
“Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.”- MLK Thank you Dr. King for sharing your tremendous light. It’s an honor to live in a world which bears your footprint, in which your words echo and transform hearts, my own included.
We laughed, I made crazy eyes at the audience, and I served my best McConaughey (#sorrynotsorry Matthew, it’s the price of being an iconoclast.). @jimmykimmel is a treat and it was my absolutely pleasure to stop by (#sorryactuallysorry I didn’t get this post up last night!) @serenityfilm #SecretsWillSurface
Wow. Check out 2009 me trying so hard not to do anything wrong. Check out 2019 me doing what feels right. Wicked sweet 🙂 #10YearChallenge
Matthew and I are learning our film Serenity isn’t easily broken down into sound bites. I really like movies like that, but just in case I am in the minority, here are some reasons why I think you should see it: I find Serenity to be a thrilling, ambitious, violent, spiritual, erotic, charged, dark, damning, contradictory, maddening, lushly intelligent film from the brilliant mind of Steven Knight. It asks a lot of the audience. It exists outside cut-and-dry, black-and-white moralizing, beyond the realm of “thumbs up” and “thumbs down,” “it sucked,” “it was bad-ass,” etc. It will need some analysis and conversation after. Good. Serenity is a sexy, surreal, modern noir for grown ups who are into things that don’t come standard. If that sounds like you, I hope you’ll consider giving us your time and attention. Thanks for listening xx #SecretsWillSurface @serenityfilm
What a fun week this is turning out to be! Thank you for having me on your cover @townandcountrymag! Big thanks to @eholmes for the thoughtful profile (I hit “ignore” on the 15 minute Instagram time limit most days fyi), @francescocarrozzini for being so talented and chill, and to the legend @therealnicolettasantoro for making me feel yummy and special and for telling me to relax my face 😘 PS- if you try the fire thing, please use common sense when burning your pages x
🐆💋 🐆💋🐆💋🐆💋🐆💋🐆💋 Love and thanks to my glam village!!! #GoldenGlobes
Thanking the lessons of 2018, especially the ones I feel like cursing; Welcoming 2019 with all the sweetness, softness and gratitude in my heart; Wishing blessings and abundance for us all. Happy New Year, darlings!! xx
RIP Penny Marshall. I’ll miss your voice (literally and cinematically). Give Garry a hug for me xx
My country gassed children. There are no words for my horror. To those who will immediately speak of “doing it the right way”, who will “blame the parents for putting the children in this position”, or say “they were storming the wall”, and “they were throwing rocks”: the only human response to this monstrous use of force against LEGAL asylum seekers- against children- is condemnation, shame, and rage. For those that still believe in voting for the man who recommended using lethal force on families fleeing violence and persecution: this is the policy you like? @nytimes
Please consider donating to the places mentioned in my LA Fires highlight. Regram @roseark Blessings To Our Community, Family, Friends, Forest, Animals And This Planet. @raquelallegra @kimberlydibonaventura @moby @vernonfiredept @westcovfire @melsobo @mellenloc @venturacountyfire @lacountyfd @venturacountyfire @vcanimalservices @cafirefound
Happy Birthday to me and Ryan Gosling #36
Please consider using this tool to help you #vote. Text VOTER to 26797 and make a plan to vote on Tuesday, November 6. @iamavoter
🎃👻🎃Happy Halloween 🎃👻🎃 #MummyDearest #ImWithTheBand(age)
Adam and I join in the worldwide mourning of 11 innocent lives lost in Pittsburgh this weekend. We join in the forceful, worldwide, ongoing condemnation of White Nationalism, Anti-Semitism, and all forms of hate. We reject communities that are formed around the hatred, marginalization, and oppression of any group or religion under the flimsy cover of "free speech". We are full of sorrow, and we remain unbowed. Our hearts are broken, and we do not despair. We are full of love in the face of hate, as has been asked of us, always. We close our eyes and remember that the message of every great martyr and spiritual teacher has reflected the same truth: the path is clear, long, difficult, and worth it. We open our eyes and see that path which is made of, and has always led to, love. The glory of the soul is our true inheritance. We take the next step together.
Silence is not an option when the stakes are this high, and while the release that comes with posting righteous anger and outrage feels potent, I worry it is proving ineffective at actually reaching those who need to hear the message most. This leaves me no option but to let my anger take a back seat and offer this moment to love. To my trans siblings*: you have given us so much light to guide on the path of love- thank you, from the bottom of my heart. To all the trans children out there: I love you. You matter so much. I can’t wait until you grow up and teach us what comes next. Yes, I speak love here, but make no mistake: all the love and light in the world is nothing without action and justice, and so I will also get out and #VOTE for the rights of Trans Americans, and I will #VOTE against anyone threatening to dim the brightness of our shared future. To anyone rolling your eyes at this issue, or who thinks this doesn’t affect them: wise up, friend. We’re all in this together and the lives of our fellow Americans are under attack from the very top. I know this issue may feel challenging to some of you, but your feelings are not more important than another human’s intrinsic right to freedom and existence. #TRANSRIGHTSAREHUMANRIGHTS #wewillnotbeerased *thank you to those who took the time to clue me into the more appropriate non-binary language. Heard.
I keep thinking how we move through things so quickly these days (how could we not?); I know my personal capacity to absorb something new is often maxed out. For example, a movie opens, we are “obsessed” for a weekend, we move on. I do this too: even when I really love something, I get distracted by the next thing, don’t fully digest the experience and I quickly move on, like the world exists only to entertain me, like great art is unlimited, that my consumption of it as an everyday all-you-can eat buffet is acceptable. We are so fortunate- a ton of worthy, excellent movies are going to come out between now and the end of the year, and our plates are going to become increasingly full. That said, I think A Star is Born is so special, so ambitious, so audacious and so brilliantly human that it shouldn’t just be a news story for one weekend. Even being so excited about what’s coming out, I want to really luxuriate in appreciation for A Star is Born. I saw this film back in August at the Venice Film Festival and I still walk around feeling lucky I was in that audience. This film surprised me in the best possible way; it even killed some cynicism that I didn’t know had snuck into my heart. I loved it. I hope you see it. Bravo @ladygaga. Bravo #bradleycooper. Thank you. Encore 🌹
Update: To all the men and women who are asking “what about boys”? There is a historic, seismic imbalance between the investment in girls and boys worldwide, especially when it comes to education, with boys overwhelmingly reaping the lion’s share of the reward. In a great deal of the world, educating girls is wrongfully seen as a waste of resources. Programs like this are aiming to level the playing field and evolve the outdated, all-too-common view that boys are more valuable than girls into one of inclusion and equality. I am proud to support any program or way of thinking that seeks to provide this kind of inclusivity and balance. The current reality is that girls need our help because of this generations-old imbalance, and this push towards equality is being done without excluding boys. I appreciate your intent, but this type of “whatabout-ism” is upholding an incredibly harmful and unfair status quo (which I can only hope is the opposite of what you want.) All the best, Annie — Love and support everything about this. When girls receive an education, amazing things start to happen: poverty goes down. Economies grow. Families get stronger. Babies are born healthier. And the world, by all accounts, gets better. That’s why on the International #DayoftheGirl, I’m proud to join @MichelleObama and the @globalgirlsalliance to stand up for adolescent girls’ education—because the future of our world is only as bright as our girls.
#FBF to last week when I had the honor of speaking with Prime Minister @JacindaArdern of New Zealand with my incredible @UNWomen bosses #PhumzileMlamboNgcuka and @enyamayaro about the exciting and necessary work the PM is doing to increase #PPL in NZ (I also got to meet her daughter Neve!). I ALSO got to moderate two panels at the @UNWomen global summit with some of our brilliant #heforshe #impactchampions- these are the men who are helping break through the glass ceiling, top down (thanks guys! ‘Bout time! 😉). So grateful and proud to be a part of this! Check out their concrete commitments to #genderequality at the link in my bio x
The importance of grace; The knowledge that power is nothing without respect; Why one must have patience, positivity, perspective, manners, kindness, and humility Always, To everyone, (No exceptions); The joy in treating people as a gift rather than a burden; How far choosing gratitude can get you... If I know anything about any of this, It’s because I was lucky enough to have learned from the very best at the very beginning. Happy Birthday Julie, Queen Eternal. All my love, Annie
I wish Dr. Ford so much peace in her bravery. #believesurvivors #wearehere #weareher #ibelievechristinelaseyford #metoo #timesup