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Marie Claire Dec/Jan 2020

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

2 min
highlight reel

I always love our annual roundup of the year’s best moments for women. The Marie Claire staff collects moments throughout the year, and then editors Riza Cruz and Kayla Webley Adler compile them into a giant list. The hardest part is narrowing it down to 50! Aside from the headline-makers I’ve been following all year (hello, women’s soccer!), there are always smaller moments that I learn about only when I read the first draft. And while I revel in the entertainment stories we cover throughout the year (Brie Larson played Captain Marvel and broke box-office records for the opening of a female-fronted film! Missy Elliott became the first female rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame! Lilly Singh became the only woman currently hosting a late-night network show!), it’s stories…

1 min
what you said

Cara Mia @catherinedavignon: Much needed @marieclairemag @BalkisGhaith: Marie Claire has the best photoshoots ever @marieclaire The Emma Chamberlain Effect @maewow: @marieclairemag September issue! Talking about my favorite #youtuber @emmachamberlain (I watch her videos. A Lot.) I’m a senior in college, and I happened to stumble upon the Marie Claire article on Emma Chamberlain. I’m not usually the type to sit down and take a moment to read longer articles, but I read every single word. It was so well written. Your descriptions of her were spot-on. It was funny, and it was honest. Her vulnerability is so appealing and so engaging. I really enjoyed reading! —Mary Claire Kinnas, Perry, Georgia @sadbitchenergy: Emma Chamberlain’s Marie Claire interview brought me to tears. I can’t thank her enough for always keeping it real. I’m proud to be a fan…

3 min
melina’s big move

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO, SEE, HEAR & TALK ABOUT RIGHT NOW Ask Melina Matsoukas to put her directorial-feature-debut film Queen & Slim into a genre and she’ll pick “protest art.” “We’re following a legacy of so many people who have pulled the racial climate into their work and have used it as a way to create a conversation and change,” she says of the subversive, sobering political thriller that critics are praising for its authentic depiction of police brutality. That describes much of the 38-year-old Bronx native’s work since she broke onto the scene in 2006. As a music-video director who’s worked for the likes of Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and Solange, Matsoukas encouraged some of radio’s biggest names to channel their edgy side. She handed Rihanna the leather whip for…

1 min
what we’re watching

ART SELF-MADE Twenty-nine-year-old artist Tschabalala Self brings her signature style—acrylic and mixed-media portraits of urban life—to Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art with her largest exhibit to date, Tschabalala Self: Out of Body. Opens January 20. Bombshell (December 20, Lionsgate) Charlize Theron (as Megyn Kelly), Nicole Kidman (as Gretchen Carlson), and Margot Robbie (a fictional character) reenact the takedown of former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes amid the sexual-harassment scandal. Like a Boss (January 10, Paramount Pictures) Genius comedy duo Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne play a pair of friends fighting to save their beauty company from a scheming investor (Salma Hayek) in this lighthearted guilty pleasure. Little Women (December 25, Sony) Director Greta Gerwig’s fresh spin on the childhood classic features Saoirse Ronan as spunky OG feminist hero Jo and an all-star cast including Emma Watson (below), Florence Pugh, and Meryl…

1 min
what we’re reading

1. SUCH A FUN AGE (December 31, Putnam) A racist incident shatters the veneer of the working relationship between a young black babysitter and her white employer. Touching on race, class, and white privilege, Kiley Reid’s page-turner keeps you flipping to see what happens next. It’s no wonder Lena Waithe scooped up the film and TV rights. 2. LONG BRIGHT RIVER (January 7, Riverhead) In an opioid-riddled Philadelphia neighborhood, a beat cop tries to find her missing, estranged addict sister, who she fears has been kidnapped by a serial killer. Author Liz Moore thoughtfully explores the power of nature versus nurture, the pull of addiction, and the lengths we go to for family. 3. AMERICAN DIRT (January 21, Flatiron) After 16 relatives are massacred by a vindictive drug lord, Lydia embarks on a desperate journey with her eight-year-old…

1 min
the obsession full bloom

Today’s modern power woman smashes stereotypes in stride: She gives herself permission to be confident and strong. Sweet and sensual. Bold and poised. Versace’s fragrance Bright Crystal, one of the iconic brand’s most beloved perfumes, bottles these defining characteristics, balancing light and vibrant notes of peony and pomegranate with deep, warm tones of musk and amber for a fresh and floral scent that’s equal parts feminine and totally fearless. A luminous crystal bottle ups the vanity appeal, making Bright Crystal look as luxe as it smells. Just spritz for an instant power-up. DISCOVER MORE AT MACYS.COM…