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Glamour August 2018

Glamour is a magazine that translates style and trends for the real lives of American women. Our award-winning editorial covers the most pressing interests of our 12.4 million readers: from beauty, fashion and health to politics, Hollywood and relationships.

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editor’s letter

A MAGAZINE EDITOR WALKS INTO A BAR. AND THEN…ERM… I’ll find a decent punch line…eventually! I try to be funny, but sometimes only my friends laugh (they’d better). I once opened a speech at an embassy in Kazakhstan with a joke, only to realize that jokes really don’t land when they’re being translated on time delay through headsets. You’ve never heard crickets till you’ve heard Kazakh crickets. KNOCK KNOCK. WHO’S THERE? A MAGAZINE EDITOR…NOPE. Our cover star Kate McKinnon always nails it. Her insightful impressions and delightfully deranged characters are an absolute joy on Saturday Night Live, and she’s leading a generation of funnywomen who demand to be taken seriously. In a world short on joy, humor can be a unifier and a survival tool (see how Anna Akana used comedy to overcome…

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fearlessly funny

IS THERE ANYTHING THAT YOU CAN’T MAKE FUNNY? I make everything funny. I talk about disability, religion, the stuff that you’re not supposed to. I’m doing it because it’s personal to me, not just to see if I can. WHY DID YOU CHOOSE STAND-UP? I didn’t see myself on TV. People with disabilities are 20 percent of the U.S. population, but we’re only 2.7 percent of the images onscreen. If you can’t see it, you can’t be it. Comedy is a place for misfits, and I was a misfit. HOW HAVE YOU BEEN SINCE YOUR BREAKOUT TEDTALK IN 2013? I get threatened by people who know where I’m performing. I’m bullied online. But I grew up with hecklers in comedy clubs; you had to deal with them. And for every 100 nasty comments I get,…

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where has your glamour been?

“New York City! My friend Caroline and I traveled from Boston and Washington, D.C., to reunite with our college friends. We flipped through the May Money Issue while we waited for our pizza at Rubirosa in NYC’s Nolita neighborhood. Reading Melissa McCarthy’s cover story and all of the other articles with some wine was the perfect way for us to unwind.” —Mackenzie Sheridan, 25, Boston, near right, and Caroline Kaufmann, 25, Washington, D.C. Got an opinion? Email us at letters@glamour.com; tweet to @glamourmag; comment on facebook.com/glamour; or write us at Glamour, One World Trade Center, New York, NY 10007. Submissions and comments become the property of the magazine and won’t be returned; they may be edited and can be published or otherwise used in any medium. ZAYID ONSTAGE: ROBIN MARCHANT/CONTRIBUTOR/GETTY IMAGES. ZAYID CENTER:…

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your new favorite denim

1 The Colored Wash Bright denim, first popular in jeans, is back in everything from jackets and button-downs to miniskirts. RUNWAY INSPO House of Holland HOT POCKETS The micro trend we can’t get enough of: front pockets with extra-special details. Whether doubled up, in a contrasting wash, or tricked out with vintage-y buttons, they add an unexpected update to everyday blues. 2 The All-in-one Overalls and jumpsuits offer one-and-done relaxed cool. game changer Modest dressing isn’t typically associated with streetwear. So when Shazia Ijaz, 25, couldn’t find brands that offered much beyond floral-printed dresses and caftans, she took matters into her own hands. First, there was a crowdfunding campaign (nearly $27,000 in one month), then she launched the San Francisco–based label Seek Refuge. “The cool thing about streetwear is that it’s oversize and baggy, so it speaks to…

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denim as resistance wear: a brief history

1873 Levi Strauss’s first pair of jeans is an instant hit with factory workers and cowboys. “These democratic beginnings are key to why jeans became the garment of resistance,” says Tracey Panek, historian for Levi’s. 1960s Denim overalls, the uniform of sharecroppers, become a staple at civil rights protests. “It was a visual tool to align their cause with their history,” says Emma McClendon, associate curator at NYC’s The Museum at FIT. early 1970s It’s still frowned upon for women to wear pants to work, a nice restaurant, or even a public library, so when women’s rights protesters march in jeans, “it is radical,” says McClendon. 1989 As the Berlin Wall comes down, German teens sit atop the rubble in—you guessed it—jeans. “The perfect choice because blue jeans were emblematic of freedom during the Cold War,” says…

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alexandra shipp won’t censor herself

EVEN AFTER STAR TURNS IN THE biopic Straight Outta Compton and coming-of-age story Love, Simon, Alexandra Shipp has been able to stay a little under the radar—a critical darling still able to say whatever she wants on social media. But now the actress, 27, is stepping onto a bigger stage, taking on the role of Storm (originally portrayed by Halle Berry) in the latest installment of the X-Men franchise, out early next year. Shipp knows there will be even more eyes watching her, but she’s committed to being completely unfiltered. Late last year Shipp fired back at critics who felt she was “too light-skinned” to have been cast: “This conversation about Storm is so stupid, I’m out…. If I lose my job to another actress, I hope it’s for her…