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Marie Claire April 2018

Marie Claire is today's magazine for the fashion minded woman. It reflects all areas of the reader's life, providing the time-pressed woman with a mix of information. Marie Claire remains unsurpassed as the best source for beauty advice.

United States

in this issue

4 min
what we love about april

1. DISCO INFERNO All hail the sequined queen of the dance floor: Donna Summer. Watch the life story of the gospel choir singer turned ’70s music icon hit the Broadway stage when Summer: The Donna Summer Musical opens this month. 2. ART HISTORY Go inside the mind of artist Takashi Murakami in Takashi Murakami: Lineage of Eccentrics (MFA Publications). A collaboration with art historian Nobuo Tsuji and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the book, which lands on our coffee tables on April 24, juxtaposes Murakami’s work with Japanese masterpieces that span centuries to examine concepts and techniques behind each. 3. WILD THING Consider the fashion industry’s relationship with nature—while oohing and ahhing over stunning designs—at the Victoria and Albert Museum’s “Fashioned From Nature” exhibit, opening April 21. Visit the London museum to see works…

2 min

INSIDE THE HANDMAID’S TALE We traveled to Toronto to go behind the scenes of Hulu’s powerful Emmy-winning dystopian drama, revving up for its anticipated second season, airing April 25. Get exclusive access to backstage photos and on-set secrets you won’t find anywhere else. marieclaire.com/handmaids-tale-season-two GREEN GLAM NATURAL PRODUCTS ARE NOW REGULARS ON THE BEAUTY SCENE, WITH ADVANCED FORMULAS THAT ARE KIND TO YOUR SKIN AND OUR PLANET. HERE, SOME EASY SWAPS TO HELP YOU CLEAN UP YOUR ROUTINE. marieclaire.com/natural-beauty-swaps INSTA-BEAT OUR PHOTO-HAPPY EDITORS HASH(TAG) IT OUT STAY IN TOUCH SHARE YOUR LATEST STREET STYLE, BEAUTY PICKS, AND MORE! SMART SNACKING Back away from the candy bowl. The health benefits of cutting down on sugar are sweet, including brighter skin, more energy, and curbed cravings. marieclaire.com/cut-out-sugar RAIN DANCE WE’VE FOUND 10 BOOTS THAT WILL MAKE A DOWNPOUR LOOK DOWNRIGHT STYLISH (THINK…

2 min
spring into action

I believe in unicorns. Yes, I like the emoji variety, often accompanied by sparkles and rainbows, but I like the business kind even more. In 2013, when venture capitalist Aileen Lee used the term unicorn to describe startups worth at least $1 billion, it was a reference to how rare that level of success is for a new company. If these founders are unicorns, then female founders might as well be Bigfoot: Only a tiny percentage of some 270 unicorn companies have a woman at the helm. And for women of color, it’s even tougher. As of this writing, there are only 27 companies founded by African-American women in the U.S. with more than $1 million in capital. We asked digitalundivided founder Kathryn Finney (“The New Wave,” p. 95), whose…

1 min
what you said

Absolute Ava I was so happy to see you include Ava DuVernay in your February issue (“Ava Major”). She is such an inspiration. Love seeing you highlight the powerful women behind the scenes! —Amy Garcia, East Hanover, NJ Hailee’s Comet @DouglasAWong: @HaileeSteinfeld @marieclaire @AnneFulenwider You are flawless! Omg love you so much @lawrencetruly: @HaileeSteinfeld @marieclaire @AnneFulenwider I love you queen @milesholliworth: @HaileeSteinfeld @marieclaire @AnneFulenwider YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL I LOVE YOU @Iamnoyes: Reading material @marieclairemag photo from @AnneFulenwider @Ecrirebeaute: Happy Friday. Here’s to sticking to our new year’s goals (even if we’ve already fallen off the wagon. GET BACK ON!) @marieclairemag @Hollyhappyhavanese: Lazy Sunday lounging and magazines. What are you doing? @marieclairemag @meganportorreal: Such a great interview @AnneFulenwider, @ava, and @marieclaire @Eileenaoconnor: Great issue. I keep returning to it and finding more @AnneFulenwider, @ava, and @marieclaire Beauty Queen @Mariagiannetos: Masking + reading up…

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alicia vikander

AGE: 29. HOMETOWN: Gothenburg, Sweden. FASHION FORMULA: The actress arrived wearing dark-washed jeans and a fringed cardigan. Vikander’s style embraces a high-low mix; her favorites include Louis Vuitton (she’s the face of the house) and H&M (also Swedish!). FIRST POSITION: Before her acting debut, Vikander attended school at the Royal Swedish Ballet for nine years. “Sometimes we went out dancing late into the night and returned at 4 a.m. The next morning, we’d put our hair up, our leotards on, and go into ballet class at 8 a.m. I did that a few times!” BEAUTY ROUTINE: “She reminds me of an early Lee Miller—fresh-faced but elegant,” says makeup artist Kate Lee. For an elevated natural look, Lee prepped the actress’s skin with serum, then added highlights to the cheekbones and…

2 min
threads count

The grounds of Skansen, a 127-year-old open-air museum on the Swedish island of Djurgården, are like a history book come to life, with a petting zoo and an aquarium sitting among re-created working farms and dwellings representing five centuries. It’s also the setting for the preview of H&M’s seventh Conscious Exclusive Collection, launching April 19. A mannequin is outfitted in an ethereal white floor-length gown, which looks like it’s made of lace but is actually in a new fabric called Econyl, nylon made from old fishing nets and carpets. A shiny box holds silver tulip-shaped earrings and rings fashioned from melted-down coins, candlesticks, and cutlery. The repurposed nylon and silver are the latest materials H&M is using to create its Conscious Collections, alongside the more familiar organic linen, cotton, and Tencel,…