Star Nails Are the Trend L.A. Girls Are Obsessed With

If, like us, you’re guilty of trolling Instagram for hours looking for nail inspo, you’ve likely stumbled across art courtesy of Olive & June. From actually chic French manicures to ditsy florals and even llamas, the salon has had a hand in all of the season’s biggest nail trends. Since it’s opening in 2013, Olive & June has been the go-to salon for all of L.A.’s fashion girls and celebs (Lady Gaga stopped by earlier this year, NBD) and is well-loved for it’s minimal nail art and cozy environment. It’s so popular, in fact, the brand just launched its own line of nail polishes.

“Having fun with your mani is back in, especially telling a story across a few nails,” Olive & June founder Sarah Gibson Tuttle tells Glamour. But there’s been one style of nail art that she says has been particularly popular this summer: star nails. More specifically, a sprinkling of minimal, graphic stars on a crisp background color. It could be that we’re all so in tune with our horoscopes, or maybe left over spirit from the Fourth, but Tuttle has a more practical hunch: they’re low effort, high payoff.

The simple style is also relatively easy to do at home. Tuttle recommends starting with a clean summery polish color, like bright white (try Olive & June’s brand new HD). While you can freehand stars, the easiest and cleanest way is to use the brand’s star sticker packs, and then seal in with a top coat.

The placement is up to you, go for a random sprinkling of stars across a few fingers, one on each cuticle, or a cluster on a single finger for an unexpected accent nail.

If you’re not feeling star nails, Tuttle has also noticed that Evil Eyes and florals are having a moment as well, although they’re much harder to re-create at home.

Nail art not your thing? Tuttle notes that minimal nails have also been very popular at the salon this season. “Pretty manis are everything right now,” she says. “Our Nail Polish in GH has been one of our best sellers, and it’s a gorgeous shade of pink that feels right for any moment.” In addition to soft pink, she says sheer, barely there nude manis have also been a top request.

Bella Cacciatore is the beauty associate at Glamour. Follow her on Instagram @bellacacciatore_.

Prince Harry Revealed a Major Milestone About Baby Archie to Beyoncé and Jay-Z

Much like his father, Prince Harry, baby Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor is going to have much of his young life documented by the public. Despite Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s desire to keep his life as normal as possible, he’s still a royal, after all.

One perk, though? Sometimes Beyoncé and Jay-Z will be the first (outside of family and friends, natch) to learn about him reaching new milestones—like holding up his baby head.

In case you missed it, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex met Bey and Jay at the London premiere of The Lion King and shared a few sweet moments (and hugs) while discussing their children. Per People, Beyoncé told Markle that Archie was “so beautiful” before hearing about the baby’s big moment from Prince Harry.

The prince reenacted his son stretching his neck and holding his head straighter, to which Beyoncé replied, “He’s holding his neck up?” Prince Harry then showed off how he claps and cheers for his son and revealed that Archie is “not so little anymore.”

It’s a nice reminder that no matter how famous their parents are, babies are just babies—growing and changing every day. And those famous parents are going to celebrate those milestones just like the rest of us, even if they also get to hang with Beyoncé. People also reported that Beyoncé and Jay-Z left their twins, Rumi and Sir, at home for the Lion King premiere. “They are not here. They don’t come on every trip,” Beyoncé said. “We left them at home. They would loved to have been here.”

Perhaps they were following Jay-Z’s reported wise words for the Sussexes: “The best advice I can give you, always find some time for yourself.”

It’s not clear when the public will get its next glimpse at baby Archie. Perhaps another polo outing for the family? Or it might not be until Markle and Harry’s royal tour in Africa this fall. Either way, we can’t wait for more adorable photos.

Amazon Prime Day 2019: 27 Best Fashion Deals (Including Kate Spade!)

If you’re looking to add some pieces to your summer wardrobe (and maybe a couple for fall too) you’re probably too distracted with Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale to even give Amazon Prime Day a chance. We get it. But in recent years Amazon has added a lot of department store worthy brands to it’s roster. The only difference is Prime membership gives you free shipping and Prime Day gives you extra discounts. What we’re saying is, don’t sleep on this year’s Prime Day deals that’ll last for two full days—throughout June 16—for this first time ever.

Unfortunately (or fortunately, depends on who you ask) Amazon basically carries every single product known to man and trying to find the best fashion pieces that you actually want to wear is no easy feat by any means. So we’ve gone ahead and done the dirty work by narrowing down the hundreds of Amazon Prime fashion deals to the thirteen that we’re actually pretty excited about.

From Kate Spade sunglasses we’ll keep forever to comfortable Sam Edelman heels that won’t give you blisters to a floral dress you can definitely wear to a wedding, here are the best fashion deals Amazon Prime Day 2019 has to offer. We guarantee no one will even know they’re from Amazon.

Meet the Women Changing Sports in 2019

This year has made one thing clear: women are showing up, stepping up, and taking what they deserve. From politics to pop culture, women aren’t just leveling the playing field, they’re owning it. As we ramp up to our annual Women of the Year summit, we will be highlighting women across industries who do the work every day. Whether it’s the CEO of a multinational retail corporation, a James Beard Award-winning chef, or the World Cup champions, here are the women you need to know right now. First up: 10 profiles of women who are making their mark on the world of sports, where female athletes and businesswomen are fighting it out for championships, equal pay, and culture-shifting change. Spoiler alert: they’re winning.

Coach Katie Sowers Wants to Solve the NFL’s Woman Problem

“It’s still somewhat unreal to me,” Sowers says. “I’m not doing anything to be ‘the first’ or even ‘the second’ or to be any type of headline—I’m doing it because this is my passion. I have a true passion for teaching everyone else that they can also follow their passion regardless of their gender, regardless of their race, regardless of who they are.”

This season the Tampa Bay Buccaneers added two full-time female coaches to its staff—a league record. The pattern looks promising, but the reality is, the presence of female coaches in football is still shaky. Of the five women to ever coach in the NFL, Sowers—who is also the league’s first and only openly LGBTQ coach—is the only one to have lasted more than a single season.

“In my opinion it’s a societal issue, it’s not just an NFL issue,” Sowers says. “It’s this crazy power dynamic that we have with this society: We think that women are submissive to men. We fear the idea of femininity. We say, ‘Oh, you hit like a girl.’ I think the time is coming when we’re going to see more and more people feeling that they can be authentic and be themselves.”

She’s looking forward to the day when she’s no longer asked how the guys on the team treat her as a woman leading men. Implication: Male pro athletes will not seriously respect a coach who’s a girl. “The truth is, women have been teaching men for years,” she says. “That’s what coaching is—it’s leading people.”

The Future Is…Free of Gender Stereotypes

Sowers may just be one coach in the league—but seeing her on the sidelines is proof for the little girls out there: Football is for girls too. “I actually had to explain to my niece when she was three years old that boys also play football,” Sowers says with a laugh. “She thought that girls only played football because that’s all she saw.”

Finding real equality in sports isn’t just about girls being able to try out for the football team. It’s also about boys being able to go to school wearing Megan Rapinoe jerseys without it being a thing, Sowers says. “It’s about knowing boys can look up to women. Men are not superior—it’s not about striving to be like a man. It’s about striving to be like whoever it is you want to be like regardless of their gender.”

When the next generation of future coaches is looking for a role model, girls—and boys—will want to be just like Coach Sowers.

To the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team, a Love Letter

Never has a group of women been so bold in their success—so out in their success—as the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team. Individually these 23 women are top-of-their-game athletes, but put them together on the world stage and they are a force of nature. Basically, they’re the girl gang 2019 needs.

It was clear these women were out to save the world in March when—on International Women’s Day—the entire team sued the U.S. Soccer Federation for gender discrimination. They were paid “substantially less” than men in the sport, they alleged, according to an official complaint filed with the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission in 2016. But over the past three years, their games have reportedly generated more cold, hard cash than the men’s games, according to financial reports from U.S. Soccer obtained by the Wall Street Journal. This team is proof: Investing in women pays.

When the USWNT won the World Cup this month, the stadium erupted into a chant: “Equal pay! Equal pay!” It likely won’t be long before they get it.

These women are role models not just for what it looks like to win (read dominate) in 2019, but what it looks like to enjoy it. Megan Rapinoe popping champagne at the World Cup victory parade and saying most matter-of-factly, “I deserve this,” is a MOOD. She does deserve this—we all do, dammit.

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Throughout the tournament the team was criticized for celebrating its goals. In the women’s first game against Thailand, they broke the record for biggest World Cup victory with a final score of 13–0. You don’t have to know a damn thing about sports to know that’s epic. But some commentators—mostly male—had the nerve to suggest the women on the field should lay off. It was clear they had the Thai team beat, so why not stop scoring? Imagine a sports commentator telling LeBron to ease up.

Luckily, the USWNT paid no mind to the haters. Since their victory, their celebrations have been loud and proud—just as they should be. The age of women demurring in their accomplishments is over. Women have every right roar in their success.

“This group is so resilient, so tough, has such a sense of humor, is just so badass,” co-captain Megan Rapinoe said in a speech celebrating the USWNT victory. “There’s just nothing that can faze this group. We’re chillin’, we’re tea sippin’. We got pink hair, purple hair. We have tattoos, dreadlocks. We got white girls and black girls and everything in between. We got straight girls and gay girls. And I couldn’t be more proud.”

These women are role models for a dozen different reasons, but most of all for their ability to take a moment and turn it into a movement. Championships are won every day, but few teams have the power to turn their victories into real change—whether that’s by turning the opposition into teammates or inspiring a generation of women to be bolder and louder than ever before. “Yes, we’re female athletes, but we’re so much more than that. You’re so much more than that,” Rapinoe said. “Be more. Be better. Be bigger than you’ve ever been before.”

Kirstie Ennis Is Climbing the Highest Mountains in the World—While Wearing a Prosthetic Leg

Ennis made a call. A lot of the men and women she served with couldn’t come home or set goals or move forward. She realized, “Just because I’m missing a limb doesn’t mean I can’t.” Ennis decided that if she couldn’t serve in the military, she didn’t want to stop serving. “I decided I was going to move forward with my life and truly live my life for other people, whether it was the people who never made it home, their families, or just people running around thinking that things are impossible when they’re not,” she says. “I used the darkest moments of my life to catapult me into some of the best moments of my life.”

“This crazy one-legged lady is going to go out and climb all these big mountains.”

Ennis’s core drive has always been to help people. “I joined the Marine Corps to protect the people who can’t protect themselves,” she says. “I can’t quite do that anymore, but you know what I can do is I can continue making a positive impact on people’s lives.”

First, she needed to find a way to help herself. So she picked up an unlikely new hobby: mountain climbing.

“I think it’s great to get outside and heal yourself,” Ennis says, “but obviously there’s healing powers of doing things for other people too.” A female combat vet who triumphed over her injuries to climb mountains? Ennis’s story is pure inspiration gold—and she wanted to put it to work. Less than a year after she started climbing, she took on Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest summit in Africa. Not only did she make it to the top; she used her climb to help raise $150,000 for clean water for the local community. “People were watching and paying attention to this crazy one-legged lady that was going to go out and climb all these big mountains—that solidified this idea that when I go over to these other countries, I want to do something for the local people there,” she says. “I don’t just want to go over there, use their department of tourism to climb a mountain, and then say I’m out. I want there to be purpose and passion behind my climbs.”

Soon she had a plan: climb each of the Seven Summits—the highest peak on each of the seven continents—and dedicate each climb to raising awareness and money for nonprofits that support education, opportunity, and healing in the outdoors. Since establishing the Kirstie Ennis Foundation in 2018, Ennis has issued over $70,000 in grants for nonprofits benefiting veterans, women, and the disabled population. The foundation also runs outdoor clinics that help to expose underserved populations and minority groups to outdoor sports.

So far Ennis’s mission to serve has been successful. Last week she was awarded the Pat Tillman Award for Service at the ESPYs. “I want to help people, and I want it to be men, women, kids, gender-fluid people, disabled veterans—anybody and everybody,” she says. “I think sharing our stories provides the opportunity for a lot of people to look at their lives a little bit differently.”

“A special breed.”

Climbing is about independence and resilience, especially for someone whose very existence has depended upon the drive to overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges. “I love the physical aspect of [mountain climbing], challenging myself, and really proving to myself what I’m capable of,” she says. “I just decided I wanted to keep it going, and then, more importantly, I wanted to keep it going as a means to raise money for deserving nonprofits.”

Everest, however, was a particularly special breed of challenge. News of dangerous overcrowding and a high death toll cast a shadow on the 2019 climbing season. “I learned so much about myself,” Ennis says. “Being at that extreme altitude in thin air, it really is about convincing yourself to even consider putting one foot in front of the other. In those moments when I wanted to give up and when I was out there in the death zone struggling and miserable, I thought about all of the people that were watching. There’s a reason that there hasn’t been a female above-knee amputee out there before—it’s one of the most humbling and empowering feelings at the same time.”

Ultimately, Ennis doesn’t want to set records as the only woman with a disability like hers to summit Everest—she hopes she’ll be just one of many. “People shouldn’t be totally shocked by seeing Kirstie out there on one leg,” she says. “I like to think that by doing this, I’m hopefully setting a precedent from someone who is watching me…that I’m breaking down barriers to show people that [people with disabilities] can be out there. Hopefully, they’re going to think that they can do it too and that they can do it better than me.” Hopefully, they’re going to go out and try.

Ashleigh Barty Was On Top of Her Game—Then She Quit

Ashleigh Barty is on top. After dominating the court at the French Open, she outpaced Naomi and Serena and Venus and Sloane to become the number-one female tennis player in the world. But three years ago she wasn’t even in the game.

Barty went pro at 14 and won the Wimbledon junior title at 15—the word prodigy often followed her name. She was quickly anointed as the next great Australian tennis player on her way to GOAT-status when, at 18, she unexpectedly left the game. “As professional tennis players, we are on the road for 30 weeks of the year. It can be tough when you love home as much as I do,” Barty says.

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Professional athletes, for all their natural abilities, are serious workaholics. After all, to win championships you have to get into the office early and stay late. Every damn day. Given that she’d spent her teens as a perfectionist in a high-stress job, it’s no wonder Barty was burned out and wrestling with depression. So she quit.

In her time away from tennis, Barty sought treatment for depression and casually took up another pro sport: cricket. Refreshed after an 18-month break, she returned to the court, resuming her rise in the ranks and eventually earning a Grand Slam title and the number-one spot earlier this year. Had she not stepped away from tennis to take care of her mental health, there’s no way she’d be here, she told the New York Times. “It’s obviously a part of my life that I needed to deal with, and I feel like it was the best decision that I made at the time,” she said. “It was an even better one to come back.”

In being so open about her decision to step away, Barty has become a new kind of role model in sports—one who proves it’s not all about a breakneck rush to be the best. Now “it is all about balance for me,” Barty says. “I try to get home to Queensland whenever I can to see my family and friends—this is the most important thing for me.”

As much as her Grand Slam titles or her rankings, that will be part of Ashleigh Barty’s legacy. “I hope my legacy,” she says, “is to be remembered as someone who remained true to herself.”

Macaela MacKenzie is a senior editor at Glamour. Follow her on Instagram at @MacaelaMac and Twitter at @MacaelaMack.

The Women of the WNBA Are Fighting for Their Slice of The Multibillion-Dollar Basketball Industry

It’s like the Chaka Khan song, Chiney interjects, riffing “I’m Every Woman”: “We really have every woman, every single woman represented in the league.”

The WNBA still has a long way to go to build up a fanbase as big as that of the men’s league—
the 2018 All Star game drew just a little more than 700,000 viewers. But as they work to grow the game, they’re asking for a fair playing field: resources befitting world-class athletes, investment in the league—and fair pay. “Every player who plays for WNBA plays for the respect of the game, the love of the game, the legacy, but we also are part of a business,” Chiney says, “a business that we want to grow.”

Ultimately, they want the chance to inspire investors, sponsors, media partners, and little girls to believe in the WNBA as much as they do. “It’s a male-dominated industry, but I hope that our legacy will be showing young girls and young women that we can do anything,” Chiney says. “Like, there’s no limit to what you can do on the court—and there’s no limit to what you can do off the court.”

Macaela MacKenzie is a senior editor at Glamour. Follow her on Instagram @MacaelaMac and Twitter @MacaelaMack.

This year has made one thing clear: women are showing up, stepping up, and taking what they deserve. From politics to pop culture, women aren’t just leveling the playing field, they’re owning it. As we ramp up to our annual Women of the Year summit, we will be highlighting women across industries who do the work every day. Whether it’s the CEO of a multinational retail corporation, a James Beard Award-winning chef, or the World Cup champions, here are the women you need to know right now. First up: 10 profiles of women who are making their mark on the world of sports, where female athletes and businesswomen are fighting it out for championships, equal pay, and culture-shifting change. Spoiler alert: they’re winning.

See all of Glamour’s Women of the Year All Year: Sports.

Female Athletes Receive Only 4% of Sports Media Coverage—Adidas Wants to Change That

NV: The responses we received helped shape the tangible ideas behind She Breaks Barriers—our global commitment to inspire and enable the next generation of female athletes, creators, and leaders. Since then we have been actively addressing some of these challenges and barriers through our athletes, with our TV and social campaigns, and in communities.

There’s a lot of talk happening on the subject of equality in sports right now. What does that mean to you? What do we need to see to make that happen?

NV: We believe that through sports, we have the power to change lives. For us, it’s about providing better access, removing gender stereotypes, and creating visibility.

By inspiring and empowering girls to play sports, providing equal access, and increasing visibility in the media, there are several stereotypes that we can help break down. Things like: Don’t throw like a girl; sports are for boys; sports are not something that girls do; if I play sports I’m going to become [too] muscular; I don’t have role models around me.

Sports provide life lessons—they teach you how to win and how to lose, they help you concentrate, they instill the art of perseverance and resilience, and they give you the confidence to succeed in life.

On top of the scientifically proven physical and mental health benefits, research shows that women in leadership positions have played sports, so it’s also about building leaders of the future—whether on the field or in the boardroom. Through research we’ve found that females who play sports have two times more confidence, and globally 96% of female C-suite executives participated in sports as teenagers.

Why is advocating for equal airtime for women’s sports so important?

NV: You need to see her to be her. According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, only 4% of sports media coverage in the U.S. is dedicated to women’s sports. Girls need and want role models that they can see around them, and in the media, so they can aspire to be them.

We believe a lack of visible role models means fewer girls being inspired to start, and stay in, sports, and we want to empower girls to make sure they can gain confidence, develop leadership skills, and reach their full potential and be successful both on and off the field.

We can make a tangible difference with our actions and programs like @StripeLive—the first-ever globally livestreamed series of girls’ sports on Twitter.

What does that mean for Adidas’s own portrayal of sports?

NV: The first step in change is looking at how we approach content creation and our own channels. We are committed to ensuring that we have equal gender representation across our owned social channels and will be moving toward having more gender-neutral campaigns.

What has been your biggest victory?

NV: We are really excited about the launch of @StripeLive. The six-event series kicked off at the Windy City volleyball tournament in Chicago in April. The first livestream received over 3.7 million video views, and our features of the teams leading up to it received over 7 million video views. The stream was viewed by over 2 million females aged 13 to 24 in the United States. For context, that’s more total viewers than an entire episode of Riverdale reaches on the CW.

The second livestream featured an ECNL Midwest Region soccer match between two grassroots soccer clubs [@EclipseSelectSC at @Michigan_Hawks], and it received over 2 million video views.

When it comes to advocating for women in sports, what do you hope your legacy is?