Seventeen Oct/Nov 2018

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amandla stenberg

FLY GIRL Amandla bounced, twisted, and flipped her way through the NYC shoot. “Posing feels more natural for me if I approach the camera like a dancer,” she explains. BEY YOURSELF As DJ, Amandla played tunes by Noname, Yaeji, and Destiny’s Child, but saved Beyoncé and Jay Z’s album Everything Is Love for last. “‘Nice’ is a perfect track in my mind,” she says. FULL CIRCLE “My mom told me how much it meant to her to see black girls on the cover of Seventeen when she was growing up,” says Amandla. “I’m so happy I got to do it.” ON AMANDLA: (newsstand cover) sweater, Juicy Couture; pants, Miaou; earrings, Adina Reyter; necklace, Vita Fede; sneakers, Buffalo London x Opening Ceremony; (above) sunglasses, Gucci; ring, Sarah Chloe. FASHION EDITOR: Yashua Simmons. HAIR: Ursula Stephen using Tresemmé at Starworks…

all your likes

17 POLL Which show would you watch all weekend long? FRIENDS 60% GREY’S ANATOMY 40% CONTEST ALERT Calling All Writers! Want a chance to be published in Seventeen or on We’re teaming up with Write the World for a personal-essay contest on the topic of change—how you’re making it, experiencing it, or dreaming about it. The competition is open to teens ages 13 to 18, and it runs from September 18 until October 30. Essays must be 500–1,000 words, and if you submit yours by October 2, you may get expert feedback! Visit for more info and to enter. (See page 87 for rules.) INSTAGRAM What You’re Liking Our Instagram feed is filled with fashion laydowns, including this super-sparkly combo featured in “5 Cute Birthday OOTDs.” Casual-princess vibes, anyone? Want more inspo? Follow @Seventeen on Insta! Our Fave Reader…

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T.V. Seasons Creepings Thrills are headed your way! Riverdale returns October 10 (will Archie go to jail?!?), and Netflix’s The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina premieres October 26. Not enough? Catch up on Hulu’s teens vs. mutants saga Freakish too! FLAIR Civic Chic Gear up for this year’s midterm elections, which are on November 6! Whether you’re a future voter or ready to hit the polls, a pin from Buttons for the People will get you hyped to exercise your rights ($2, BEAUTY Stunning Debut Juicy Couture’s first makeup line is filled with glam go-tos you’d expect from the brand: playful eyeshadows, glittery lipsticks, and bold eyeliner. BOOKS OMG Page-Turner In Lauren Oliver’s Broken Things (out October 2), murder rocks a small town, and the victim’s two best friends are blamed. They swear they’re innocent, but it’s hard to know who…

17 questions with shannon purser

1 / Nickname? Shan. 2 / Most used emoji? 3 / Worst habit? Comparing myself to others. 4 / Best ever Halloween costume? Nancy from The Craft. 5 / Favorite people to follow on Insta? My three sisters. We have a lot of similar interests, like movies, politics, and social justice. Plus, I like seeing what they’re up to. 6 / Favorite scary movie? Let the Right One In. It doesn’t have a lot of traditionally scary moments—it’s more of a beautiful love story about two misfits who save each other, but one of them happens to be a bloodthirsty vampire. 7 / Secret phobia? Breaking my ankle. I’ve never broken a bone, and maybe it’s the unknown that scares me. I also once saw a short horror film in which the girl’s foot was cut…

binge-worthy imports

Need a new series to stream? These international shows are—or will be—available on Netflix (with subtitles or dubbed in English) and will remind you of old faves. SPAIN Élite When a tragedy forces new students to enroll at an exclusive prep school, a culture clash erupts. Expect mystery and murder in this thriller with a Gossip Girl–meets–Pretty Little Liars vibe (premieres October 5). BRAZIL 3% This Hunger Games–esque drama is about young slum dwellers who compete for a few spots on an island paradise (or so it seems…). Catch up on the first two seasons before the next one drops in 2019. INDIA Little Things You’ll fall head over heels for Kavya and Dhruv, who juggle their ’ship, jobs, and dreams in fast-paced Mumbai. Think Love with a little bit of The Bold Type thrown in. DENMARK The…

unicorn bark

FOOD Pretty Tasty There are so many yummy recipes in the new cookbook Delish: Eat Like Every Day’s the Weekend (October 16). This Insta-worthy treat is one of our favorites. 75 minutes / Serves 8 Ingredients 5 cups white-chocolate chips, meltedPink food coloringYellow food coloringPurple food coloringBlue food coloringSprinkles and candy pearls Instructions 1 Divide melted chocolate among four bowls. Add a different shade of food coloring to each bowl, stirring it in completely. 2 Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and drop spoonfuls of each color chocolate in a collage-like pattern, working out from middle of baking sheet. 3 Using an offset spatula, mix colors together to make a swirling pattern (be careful not to overmix) and fill the tray. 4 Top all over with sprinkles and candy pearls. 5 Refrigerate 1 hour, then break bark into pieces before…