28 Black-Owned Clothing Brands Serving Endless Fashion Inspiration

Diversity and inclusion are (finally) a growing focus in the fashion world. Designers, specifically those of Black-owned clothing brands, have long been overlooked in the space despite influencing the fashion industry for years on end. Now that more creatives are getting the recognition they deserve, it’s important for us to highlight Black-owned brands and fashion designers to support now and forever. 

From NYC-based labels to those all the way in London and Africa, these Black-owned clothing brands continue to move the needle and push the culture through style and activism. With the Black Lives Matter movement still fresh in our minds, these brands make it possible to continue supporting the Black community through our style choices and beyond. 

Telfar

Telfar Monogram T-Shirt

Telfar Monogram Hoodie

$180

Telfar

“It’s not for you—it’s for everyone” is the Telfar motto, which explains why Telfar’s designed are known for their high-end touch at more accessible price points. While the “Brooklyn Birkin” made quite the splash in 2020, success was a slow burn; in fact, Telfar Clemens launched the unisex label back in 2005. Aside from the brand’s infamous Shopping Bag purses—which are constantly sold out—you can still stock up on t-shirts, hoodies, jewelry, and shoes.

Farai London

Farai London Gaia Long Dress

$129

Revolve

Farai London Gaia Mini Dress

$122

Revolve

If these dresses look familiar, it’s because Kylie Jenner nearly broke the internet (again) when she wore Farai London‘s Gaia Mini Dress. Designer MaryAnn Msengi only launched the brand last summer, making it all the more impressive that it’s now available at retailers like Revolve and Selfridges. She offers vacation-ready pieces with abstract swimsuits, mesh cover-ups, bodysuits, and a range of popular dresses that look like a work of art.

Re Ona

Re Ona Ribbed Button Up Cardigan

$69$48

Revolve

Re Ona Side Split Skirt

$75

Revolve

On the hunt for elevated basics? That’s where Re Ona comes into the picture. From cropped ribbed cardigans to cotton tees, bodycon dresses, joggers, and more, you’re bound to find new wardrobe staples when browsing the line. The luxe basics come at a more affordable price point, too, so they can have a place in everyone’s closet.

Samaria Leah

Samaria Leah Black Nay Distressed Jeans

$159

Selfridges

Samaria Leah Blue Nay Distressed Jeans

$159

Selfridges

Both shoppers and designers are putting more thought into the processes behind making clothes and, importantly, their impact on the environment. Among them is Samaria Leah, who was inspired to launch a sustainable denim brand by her own passion for reworking vintage pieces. After altering her own jeans for years, she launched her own line to fill the void—and celebs like Saweetie quickly took notice.

Riot Swim

Riot Swim Echo One Piece

$96

Revolve

Riot Swim Vista Bikini Top

$75$68

Revolve

Model Monti Landers launched Riot Swim in 2016 with the idea that everyone should have access to swimwear coverage that makes them feel comfortable. The brand makes sexy and functional pieces for all body types, sizes, and skin tones. Shoppers can also browse based on coverage preferences, so you can add everything from extra cheeky bottoms to high-waisted one pieces to your cart.

Brother Vellies

Brother Vellies Tuesday Sandal

$455

Nordstrom

Brother Vellies Greg Clog

$395

Nordstrom

Designer Aurora James set out to make head-turning footwear and accessories when launching Brother Vellies in 2013, and she did exactly that. The luxury brand takes pride in using African craftsmanship practices that have been passed down for generations. Today, you can still find James designing shoes from vegetable-tanned leather—but you’ll also spot her on Vogue covers or making headlines at the Met Gala.

Pyer Moss

Pyer Moss Classic Cropped Hoodie

$250

Pyer Moss

Pyer Moss Cropped Logo Hoodie

$225

Pyer Moss

Kerby Jean-Raymond launched Pyer Moss in 2013 with diversity and inclusion at the forefront. (Exhibit A: His runway show during New York Fashion Week in 2018 kicked off with a powerful message when the phrase “Stop Calling 911 on the Culture” was emblazoned on a T-shirt.) Since then, the designer has continued to call out the industry and shed light on the lack of recognition that Black designers face—despite being pioneers and influences in the space.

Salone Monet

Salone Monet Sable High Heel Sandals

$295

Bloomingdales

Salone Monet Anita Pumps

$295

Bloomingdales

Nude shades aren’t universal, and while we’ve seen more skin-tone inclusivity in categories like shapewear and lingerie, Salone Monet tackles it in the shoe department. The brand makes it possible to rock a pair of heels that matches your shade of nude, with each style available in six hues ranging from fair to deep brown. 

Jade Swim

Jade Swim Halo Bikini Top

$120

Revolve

Jade Swim Trophy One Piece

$198

Revolve

Jade Swim is both Glamour editor-approved and designed by a former Vogue fashion editor and stylist, Brittany Kozerski, who set out to create a line of chic and minimalist swimwear with versatility in mind. Featuring asymmetrical details, sleek one-pieces, and moody colors, the pieces work as well on the beach as they do at dinner as part of your favorite outfit.

Local European

Local European Asymmetric Tank

$52

Local European

Local European Scoop Back Dress

$87

Local European

“Less is more” is the vibe when you’re scrolling through Local European‘s offerings. Alexandra Bunch launched Local European in 2019 with the goal of creating garments that were high-quality and could be worn time and time again. The many minimalist silhouettes with a hint of ~edge~ include backless dresses, string bikinis, utilitarian pants, and more. 

Kai Collective

Kai Collective Zanaya Mini Dress

$140

Kai Collective

Kai Collective Claudie Shirt

$65

Kai Collective

When Beyoncé features you on her site, you *know* you’re the real deal. Kai Collective‘s Gaia dress in particular took IG by storm—in fact, you might have spotted it already on celebrities and influencers alike. Even better? The brand’s infamous swirled print is now found on the brand’s leggings, swimwear, shirts, gloves, and more—all at budget-friendly price points.

Essentials by Fear of God

Essentials by Fear of God Mid Tennis Sneaker

$305

Ssense

Essentials by Fear of God Knit Pullover Hoodie

$105

Ssense

Jerry Lorenzo’s Fear of God is beloved by streetwear aficionados. Proof? Nearly every drop sells out. The same goes for its more affordable sister brand, Essentials, and getting your hands on its crewnecks, sweatpants, sweatshirts, and sneakers is no easy feat. Keep your eyes open and you might just find your new must-have available in your size—then add to cart, stat.

Brandon Blackwood

Brandon Blackwood Arlen Bag

$175

Brandon Blackwood

Brandon Blackwood Syl Bag

$150

Brandon Blackwood

Once designer Brandon Blackwood dropped totes with the phrase “End Systemic Racism” splashed across the front—and at the height of 2020’s civil unrest, not coincidentally—they immediately sold out. While the OG tote is still out of stock, you can still snag Blackwood’s other designs, including leather and suede handbags, wallets, card holders, and more, in eye-popping colors.

Laquan Smith

LaQuan Smith Low Rise Biker Short

$295$86

Revolve

LaQuan Smith High Waist Mini Skirt

$325$228

Revolve

Futuristic designs are front and center with LaQuan Smith‘s pieces. From cutout catsuits to mesh-paneled leggings and more, the Queens, New York native knows how to turn heads and catch the attention of celebrities like Beyonce, Kim Kardashian, and more.

House of Aama

House of Aama Green Silk Halter Top

$200

House of Aama

House of Aama Green Silk Wrap Skirt

$265

House of Aama

Mother-daughter duo Rebecca Henry and Akua Shabaka re-branded House of Aama in 2017 (from its original name, Urban Nomad) to introduce a more sophisticated line that still highlights their cultural identities. Through the clothing’s fabric and design, African roots are embedded into every piece.

Fe Noel

Fe Noel Evergreen Two-Tone Swimsuit

$248

Fe Noel

Fe Noel Orange Classic Swimsuit

$188

Noel Fe

Inspired by her Grenadian heritage, designer Felisha “Fe” Noel set out to create clothing with bold prints and vibrant hues in every piece. And it’s clear from her designs that she wants to make our closets (and our lives) feel a little more beautiful—think dramatic sleeves, structural blazers, swimwear, and wide-leg pants meet architectural cuts, floral prints, and more.

KIN By Kristie

KIN By Kristie Tie-Front Top

$39

Nordstrom

KIN By Kristie Print Maxi Skirt

$77$47

Nordstrom

Kristine Thompson has amplified plus-size fashion since launching her blog Trendy Curvy in 2013, and her love for everyday pieces and passion for inclusivity in the womenswear led her to create KIN. Thompson wanted to prove that being trendy and curvy can go hand in hand, and from the looks of it, she’s done just that.

Liberté

Liberté Crosby Scalloped Cheeky Panty

$41

Liberté

Liberté Bowery Lace Demi Bra

$117

Liberté

“For women, by women” is at the heart of lingerie brand Liberté, and designer Amber Tolliver wants people to know it. Aiming to honor the “craft(wo)manship” of seamstresses, Liberté offers comfort, support, and truly ~luxe~ Italian fabrics in every design.

Zou Xou

Zou Xou Delfina in Black

$160

Zou Xou

Zou Xou Mule in Black

In a world where fast fashion still dominates, it’s refreshing to see handcrafted, time-tested footwear take up space. Zou Xou‘s collections are limited, as each pair is handmade by Venezuelan artisans—but (clearly) worth the wait. You can browse the styles, such as strappy block heels to classic loafers, when they’re available to shop or still in production.

Bronté Laurent

Bronté Laurent Her Song Set

$268

Bronte Laurent

Bronté Laurent Unthinkable Set

$248

Bronte Laurent

Sustainability is top of mind when it comes to Bronté Laurent: The label sources recycled materials and prioritizes eco-friendly packaging so you can feel as good about your purchases as you do when wearing them. It achieved the eponymous designer’s goal of making women feel so comfortable in their clothes that they’ll never want to take them off. 

Hanifa

Hanifa Reese Pullover Cropped Sweater

Hanifa Nina Skirt

Available in sizes extra small to 3XL, Hanifa prides itself in offering a full ready-to-wear capsule collection for women of all shapes and sizes. Cutout dresses, cozy cardigans, and breezy jumpsuits paired with pops of color (think neon green, orange, and fuchsia) are all part of the need-to-have lineup. 

Tove

Tove Gigi Organic Cotton Bralette

Tove Kate Trouser

Friends Camille Perry and Holly Wright launched London-based Tov in 2019—and quickly gained the attention of minimalists everywhere. Despite enduring a global pandemic in a critical second year in business, Tove’s clean finishes and feminine silhouettes have earned the brand a loyal following.

Hope for Flowers by Tracy Reese

Hope for Flowers by Tracy Reese One Shoulder Blouse

$195

Hope for Flowers by Tracy Reese

Hope for Flowers by Tracy Reese Oversized Jeans

$295

Hope for Flowers by Tracy Reese

Tracy Reese is no stranger to the fashion game; her bold and vibrant prints have graced runways and storefronts for years. Her latest line, Hope for Flowers, prioritizes sustainability by using materials that cause minimal harm to the environment and sourcing ethical textiles that require less water for production.  

Taylor Jay

Taylor Jay Viv Set

$158

Taylor Jay

Taylor Jay Toni Willow Set

$196

Taylor Jay

Comfort for every woman is the simplest way to describe the Taylor Jay brand. With a variety of cozy sets, knitted dresses, cotton bodysuits, and stretchy pants, the pieces are not only WFH-appropriate, but functional enough for stepping out in. Brunch in a flowy maxi dress? Say less. 

Honor the Gift

Honor the Gift Command Short

$45

Honor the Gift

Honor the Gift Base Tote

$85

Honor the Gift

The more you know: Russell Westbrook of the Los Angeles Lakers is actually the creative director behind athleisure brand Honor the Gift. His line of understated T-shirts, fleeces, face masks, accessories, and shorts for everyone—even kids—is all about elevating everyday basics.

Rendoll Lagos

Rendoll Lagos Larissa Dress

$85

Rendoll Lagos

Rendoll Lagos Cleo Set

$72$43

Rendoll Lagos

Morenikeji Abina sought to honor her Nigerian roots with Rendoll, which is produced in Lagos with body positivity in mind. Her elevated designs feature stretchy fabrics and artful silhouettes for comfortable everyday wear. The catch? The brand only offers relatively small, infrequent launches, but we have good news: You’ll find a new collection coming soon for fall and winter.

Nude Barre

Nude Barre 6pm Footed Opaque Tights

$22

Nude Barre

Nude Barre 6pm Seamless Thong

$21

Nude Barre

As we’ve said, all nudes aren’t universal—but Nude Barre has you covered. The company designs hosiery like fishnet and opaque styles in all skin tones and has since expanded to other garments, including bras, seamless thongs, and bikini-cut underwear.

Sami Miro Vintage

Sami Miro Vintage Asymmetric Long Sleeve Dress

$310

Revolve

Sami Miro Vintage Open Seam Scarf Top

$125

Revolve

Influencer and designer Sami Miro made a name for herself by thrifting, and now, she’s taking it offline and into your closet. Her brand Sami Miro Vintage produces upcycled pieces—and once they sell out, they’re gone forever. So if you want to snag a pair of vintage jeans, cut-out tops, or asymmetrical tops and dresses, you’ll have to act fast.

Lady Gaga’s Latest Palette Was Inspired byHer Friendship With Tony Bennett

Despite just launching today, you’ve most likely already seen Lady Gaga’s newest beauty product, the Haus Labs Love For Sale palette, several times. The star notoriously tests all her products both on and off stage before they hit the market, and most recently she wore the eyeshadow at the Academy Museum of Motion Picture Opening Gala. 

VALERIE MACON/Getty 

She also wore the palette at both her performances with Tony Bennett at Radio City Music Hall earlier this summer, as it’s inspired by her album with Bennett with the same name. Each of the palette’s 18 shades are named for Cole Porter songs—which also make up the album—as well as iconic female jazz singers like Billie, Etta, and Amy

The shades are a wearable mix of mattes, shimmers, metallics, and one crystal shimmer top coat, ranging from champagne to inky black, with some hot pink and olive green thrown in for good measure. The powders are made in Italy—“just like Gaga,” her team joked at an editor event—and were created to be buttery smooth and easy to build on from day to night. Like the rest of the line, the palette is vegan and cruelty-free, and $1 per sale will be donated to Bennett’s charity, Exploring the Arts, which provides access to the arts to underserved teens.

According to Sarah Tanno, Haus Labs’ Global Artistry Director and Gaga’s longtime makeup artist, the palette has been a labor of love and a long time coming. “When we recorded the album in New York with Tony years ago, it was something that we discussed at the Haus of Gaga,” she said at the event. “What are the looks going to be for this era? What are we inspired by? Let’s tell a story with it. Whether it was from the street to the stage or in the recording studio, we really like to think things through all the way. So I was looking at references from the ‘30s and ’40s, even the ‘50s and ’60s, and taking these classic makeup looks and colors, and then making them modern.” 

She added that the layout of the palette itself was also inspired by a modern twist on classic makeup. “You’re getting all your transition shades and basic everyday colors in the most beautiful textured mattes,” says Tanno. “And then you have so many gorgeous shades to really amp up your look day to night, night and day—like the songs on the album that it was inspired by.”

The palette is a limited edition, so act fast if you want to get in on the action. Besides, it’s way cheaper than a ticket to Gaga’s Vegas residency. 

Haus Laboratories Love For Sale Shadow Palette

$48

Haus Laboratories

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

Lady Gaga’s Latest Palette Was Inspired by Her Friendship With Tony Bennett

Although Lady Gaga’s newest beauty product, the Haus Labs Love for Sale palette, launched just today, you’ve most likely already seen it. The star notoriously tests all her products both on- and offstage before they hit the market, and most recently she wore the eye shadow at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures opening gala. 

VALERIE MACON/Getty 

She also wore the palette at both her performances with Tony Bennett at Radio City Music Hall earlier this summer, as it’s inspired by her album with Bennett of the same name. Each of the palette’s 18 shades are named for Cole Porter songs—which also make up the album—as well as iconic female jazz singers like Billie, Etta, and Amy

The shades are a wearable mix of mattes, shimmers, metallics, and one crystal shimmer topcoat, ranging from Champagne to inky black, with some hot pink and olive green thrown in for good measure. The powders are made in Italy—“just like Gaga,” her team joked at an editor event—and were created to be buttery smooth and easy to build on from day to night. Like the rest of the line, the palette is vegan and cruelty-free, and $1 per sale will be donated to Bennett’s charity, Exploring the Arts, which provides access to the arts to underserved teens.

According to Sarah Tanno, Haus Labs’ global artistry director and Gaga’s longtime makeup artist, the palette has been a labor of love and a long time coming. “When we recorded the album in New York with Tony years ago, it was something that we discussed at the Haus of Gaga,” Tanno said at the event. “What are the looks going to be for this era? What are we inspired by? Let’s tell a story with it. Whether it was from the street to the stage or in the recording studio, we really like to think things through all the way. So I was looking at references from the ’30s and ’40s, even the ’50s and ’60s, and taking these classic makeup looks and colors, and then making them modern.” 

She added that the layout of the palette itself was also inspired by a modern twist on classic makeup. “You’re getting all your transition shades and basic everyday colors in the most beautiful textured mattes,” says Tanno. “And then you have so many gorgeous shades to really amp up your look day to night, night and day—like the songs on the album that it was inspired by.”

The palette is a limited edition, so act fast if you want to get in on the action. Besides, it’s way cheaper than a ticket to Gaga’s Vegas residency. 

Haus Laboratories Love for Sale Shadow Palette

$48

Haus Laboratories

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

5 Glamour Editors Put the “World’s Toughest Tights” to the Test

Tights may be a cold-weather staple, but they have a notoriously bad rep for being too flimsy, too sheer, and essentially destined for disposal. R.I.P. is the name is of the game—and anything with an edge (stiletto nails, jewelry, your own eyes) is likely to pose a threat to their existence. 

Enter Sheertex, a direct-to-consumer hosiery brand founded by Katherine Homuth in 2017 who recognized that “tights were trash” and sought out to create the toughest pantyhose on the market. Two years later, the company introduced its Sheertex Knit Technology—a proprietary polymer that’s supposedly 10 times stronger than steel—and we’ve been intrigued about the material’s performance and durability ever since its OG pair of black tights crossed our feeds with a giant pineapple jammed inside the legs. (Yes, you read that correctly.)  

For context (and proof of concept), the Canadian-based company set up a testing lab to experiment with innovative fabric under extreme situations: Think playing with frisky dogs, scraping Sheertex tights against prickly cacti, and pulling at the fabric with acrylic coffin nails.

The Sheertex collection is vast, featuring everything from black tights of various opacity to knee-high options and colorful printed ankle styles. Prices range from $15 for a pair of crew socks to $119 for its nude shapewear, available in sizes XS to 3XL. Of course, with such steep price tags attached, we had to feel for ourselves how next level the fabric really was, which is why we tried five different styles to see how they held up. Read on for our honest Sheertex tights review, below. 

Deanna Pai, acting commerce editor

First impressions? Wow, these are heavy! Duty! Tights! I’ve been working with the same pair of Wolfords for the past 10 years, so I’m used to my tights being delicate and having to treat them with the metaphorical kid gloves. While I found my Sheertex style a little stiff coming out of the package and when pulling them on, they eventually felt like an especially sturdy pair of tights once I wore them for a bit.

How often do you wear tights, and do they snag easily? I wear tights a lot in the fall and winter, since I just can’t achieve my witchy vibe in pants. It’s not that they snag easily so much as that I tend to wear through the toes of everything, be they running socks, wool socks, or, yes, tights. Maybe it’s because I don’t really walk. I stomp.

Yaya DaCosta’s Hair Care Involves Whole Foods Shampoo and Making Her Own Gel

So how does Yaya DaCosta maintain it all? For this edition of Wash Day Diaries, she walks us through her favorite products to keep her curls healthy and moisturized.

Pre-poo

I wash my hair on average once a week. If I decide that I’m going to wash it, when I have time, I use a scalp treatment beforehand. I’ll take some oil and put it all on my scalp. It’s usually some mixture of ingredients that are stimulating to the scalp, since it could be like a castor oil base with some tea tree or even cayenne—just not too much. Those ingredients tingle and activate the scalp and promote hair growth.

Castor Oil USDA Organic Cold-Pressed

Shampoo

I tend to use a simpler brand, like what you would buy at Whole Foods or a health food store. When I was living in New York, where I’m from, I would use Carol’s Daughter products back in the day before they blew up into a huge brand. I used to go to the original little small shop in Brooklyn and get different shampoos and hair moisturizers. 

Goddess Strength Fortifying Shampoo

$11$8

Carol’s Daughter

Conditioner

After shampooing, I immediately go in with the conditioner. My favorite thing is actually to soak it on. I use the same brand as the shampoo from Whole Foods. I have to buy bottles and bottles, because I have a lot of thick hair and I like it to be fully saturated in conditioner. If I have time, then I’ll just tie it up in a top knot and cover it with a shower cap or a plastic bag and then put a head wrap over that and go about my errands for the day for maybe a few hours. I’ll keep it on anywhere from an hour to five hours. I don’t tend to do that in the winter as much because I don’t like a wet head outside in the cold; but if the weather’s warm enough, I like to do that.

Purezero Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner

$16

Purezero

Detangler

Then when I go in to detangle, it’s so slippery and so easy. Sometimes I use a brush, like a Denman brush, and I’ll even go in with smaller sections with a Tangle Teezer, especially if I’m going to do a twist out or do braids. Then I just rinse it over and over and over again to make sure that all the product is out. 

Tangle Teezer

$12

Tangle Teezer

Denman Hair Brush

Hair Oil/Gel

I go in with some oil. Usually, I like Camellia seed oil. I like Argan oil. Castor oil is very thick, so I only put that on my scalp—not the actual hair. I also like shea seed oil. I just make sure that it’s super moisturized and the oil is locking in the moisture.

I make my own flaxseed oil. I’ve been doing that for many years. There are so many things that have that slip effect. The main ingredient is flaxseed, and there are a bunch of other proprietary ingredients. Sometimes I’ll add a marshmallow root or slippery elm, all those kinds of things that have slip to them, and use that as a gel. It’s much easier on the hair if you do it right. If you add a little oil, it doesn’t flake if you’re changing styles and don’t want to rinse the product out. It can just be reactivated with water and then reset again. 

Curl Cream

If I’m doing a twist, one of my favorite products is the Jane Carter Solution curl defining cream. I like to use that. My main thing with products is that I can’t deal with strong smells. The first thing I do when I’m in a store shopping is to see if the container opens enough to be able to smell the product. If it’s sweet or fruity or flowery, I can’t do it. I try to use unscented. I find the Jane Carter products to be very versatile and mild in terms of scent.

Jane Carter Solution Curl Defining Cream

$24

Jane Carter Solution

Paulina Jayne Isaac is an editor and freelance writer based in Philadelphia. You can follow her on Instagram @paulinajayne15.

Will Smith Opens Up About His Relationship to Jada: ‘Our Marriage Wasn’t Working’

One year after Jada Pinkett Smith had her husband on Red Table Talk to discuss an “entanglement” she was involved in when they were separated, Will Smith is opening up about their marriage even more.

On September 27, GQ released its November cover interview with the rapper-turned-actor, titled, “Introducing the Real Will Smith.” The headline was apt, considering how candid the King Richard star got about his relationship with Jada. The Hollywood couple has been married since 1997 and share two children: 23-year-old Jaden and 20-year-old Willow

For starters, GQ writer Wesley Lowery was able to obtain a draft of Will’s upcoming memoir that discusses a period of time when his and Jada’s marriage “wasn’t working.” In the memoir, Will discloses a series of “sacrifices” Jada made on his behalf—from taking part in a traditional wedding she didn’t want to turning down the chance for her band, Wicked Wisdom, to open for Guns N’ Roses so Will could film The Pursuit of Happyness.

“This would be the first of many compromises Jada would make over the years that painfully negated her own values,” Will writes of the wedding, per GQ, years before he purchased a 256-acre compound his wife was also against. “Nothing good comes from spending your hard-earned money on a ‘family home’ that your wife doesn’t want. You are putting a down payment on discord and for years you will be paying off a mortgage of misery. Or, worse.”

Things came to a head in 2011, after Jada’s 40th birthday celebration led to a fight so awful. it left their daughter in tears, begging them to stop. “Our marriage wasn’t working,” Will writes. “We could no longer pretend. We were both miserable and clearly, something had to change.”

Eventually, Will and Jada were able to save their relationship through “trust and freedom.” And yes, as Lowery writes in the profile, “At some point, their relationship stopped being monogamous.”

“Jada never believed in conventional marriage… Jada had family members that had an unconventional relationship,” Will told GQ. “So she grew up in a way that was very different than how I grew up. There were significant endless discussions about, what is relational perfection? What is the perfect way to interact as a couple? And for the large part of our relationship, monogamy was what we chose, not thinking of monogamy as the only relational perfection.”

He continued, “We have given each other trust and freedom, with the belief that everybody has to find their own way. And marriage for us can’t be a prison. And I don’t suggest our road for anybody. I don’t suggest this road for anybody. But the experiences that the freedoms that we’ve given one another and the unconditional support, to me, is the highest definition of love.”


The Bachelorette Season 18: Meet Michelle Young’s Suitors

The suitors. ABC released their photos and bios on Monday, September 27. Here’s the full list:

Alec, 29, an engineer from North Charleston, SC

Brandon J., 26, a traveling nurse recruiter from Portland, OR

Brandon K., 29, a brand manager from Austin, TX

Bryan, 31, an NFL player from Chicago, IL

Casey, 36, an advertising creative director from Miami Beach, FL

Chris G., 28, a motivational speaker from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Chris S., 28, a commodities broker from West Hollywood, CA

Clayton, 28, a medical sales rep from Columbia, MO

Daniel, 26, a firefighter from Austin, TX

Edward, 27, a wellness coach from Los Angeles, CA

Garrett, 33, a tech CEO from Salt Lake City, UT

Jack, 30, a former Army officer from Philadelphia, PA

Jamie, 32, a biotech CEO from San Diego, CA

Joe, 28, a real estate developer from Minneapolis, MN

JoMarri, 26, a personal trainer from Fresno, CA

Leroy, 27, a biomedical Ph.D. student from Dallas, TX

LT, 38, a yoga guru from Bellevue, WA

Martin, 29, a personal trainer from Miami, FL

Mollique, 36, an academic administrator from San Diego, CA

Nayte, 27, a sales executive from Austin, TX

Olu, 27, an IT analyst from Newark, NJ

Pardeep, 30, a neuroscientist from Brooklyn, NY

Peter, 26, a pizzapreneur from Port St. Joe, FL

PJ, 30, a firefighter from Houston, TX

Rick, 32, a medical sales rep from Los Angeles, CA

Rodney, 29, a sales rep from Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Romeo, 32, a mathematician from New York City, NY

Ryan, 30, an environmental consultant from San Jose, CA

Spencer, 25, a financial crimes analyst from Cleveland, OH

Will, 28, an academic interventionist from Grand Rapids, MI

This post will be updated as more information is revealed.

Sex/Life Season 2 Is Officially in the Works at Netflix

Of course, if you’re already invested in this love triangle—according to Netflix, 67 million households streamed the series in its first four weeks—here’s everything we know about season two.

Creator and showrunner Stacy Rukeyser is helming the series once again.Sex/Life is a dream come true. To create a show about empowered female sexuality that has entranced so many millions of viewers is not only immensely fun but also incredibly gratifying,” Rukeyser said in a Netflix press release. “When I think about all the women who have reached out from all over the world to say that the show speaks to them in a deeply personal way, I am so inspired.  I’m thrilled and grateful for the opportunity to continue telling this story for Billie, and for all of us.”

Who is coming back? It’s pretty safe to say Shahi will be reprising her role as Billie, along with Vogel, who plays Cooper. At the end of season one, Billie chose to stay with her husband instead of starting a new life with her ex-lover Brad, but that doesn’t necessarily mean we’ve seen the last of Demos. 

When will Sex/Life return? No news on that yet, I’m afraid. But keep checking back.

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No, Cameron Diaz Is Not Attracted to Husband Benji Madden’s Identical Twin Brother

No, Cameron Diaz never had the hots for husband Benji Madden’s identical twin brother, Joel Madden, even though she met him first.

On September 27, Cameron Diaz appeared on the latest episode of Anna Faris Is Unqualified to gush about her husband of six years, heartbreak, and her new line of organic wine, Avaline. During their conversation, Diaz opened up about the first time she met Benji and how quickly she felt drawn to him.

Of course, Diaz didn’t blurt out that Joel is the ugly twin or anything like that. The topic started innocently enough when Diaz explained that she met Benji through her now brother-in-law and his wife, Nicole Richie. “I met them first, and then they didn’t set us up, but we were in the same room because of them, and then we found each other,” she explained, per People. “I was like, ‘How come I didn’t see him before?'” 

That’s when Faris’ other guest, Katherine Power, commented, “Which is funny because you saw his twin brother.” 

However, Diaz was quick to point out that to her, the pair couldn’t be more different. “They’re not the same, they’re so different. Even though they’re twins, they’re very, very different obviously,” she responded before continuing to describe their meet-cute. “I saw him walking towards me and I was like, ‘Huh, he’s hot, I haven’t seen him before.'” 

Diaz continued, “But then when I saw him, like who he was, that’s what made me really be like, ‘Oh you, you’re special, you’re the guy, you’re the hidden gem in my life.'”

Joel and Benji Madden, respectively.

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Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden have been married since 2015 and share a one-year-old daughter, Raddix. Recently, Benji raved about his wife in a candid Instagram post in honor of Mother’s Day. 

“My Religion is family, and Mother is GOD,” he wrote on May 9. “@camerondiaz You care for us and nurture us. Everything around you grows and flourishes in your light. Our little one and me get to live our life being loved by you and we are grateful. We love you forever Mommy-thank you for all you do ❤️ Happy Mother’s Day ❤️🙏.” 


These Easy Cat Halloween Makeup Looks Are Next-Level

Halloween is basically around the corner, and if you’re still looking for costume ideas, why not consider a classic: cat Halloween makeup. 

There’s a reason the costume tops the charts year after year as one of the most popular Halloween makeup ideas. It’s simple on its own, but with so many variations to explore, you can easily turn this costume into a look that’s all your own. Even better, you likely already have most of the products needed to whip up some quick whiskers. We love a convenient transformation. 

From basic renditions to costumes more fitting for Instagram, we’ve rounded up our favorite cat Halloween makeup ideas and tutorials to try this year. Grab your black eyeliner and let’s get started. 

1. Classic Cat

Got 10 minutes to spare and some black liquid liner laying around? Great! You’ve got what you need for a classic black cat Halloween costume. There are plenty of variations on what you can do with your eye makeup—smoky eyes, cat eye liner—but it’s impossible to go wrong with black and gold as your palette. Add some black lipstick and a pair of cat ears and you’re done. 

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner

INC.redible Lid Slick Eye Pigment

$10

Sephora

CoverGirl Exhibitionist Lipstick Metallic

Merroyal Glitter Cat Ears Headband

2. Dreamy Cat

Soft lines and bold blush make for the dreamiest take on cat Halloween makeup you’ll ever see. A touch of white perfectly brightens up the look without being overpowering. Finish the look off with a pearl cat-ear headband to play up the prettiness.

Huda Beauty The New Nude Eyeshadow Palette

I audibly gasped when I saw the colors in this Huda Beauty eyeshadow palette. They’re deeply pigmented, with a rich—not childish—shimmer, and the reds and pinks look honest-to-God incredible on every skin tone. Give it to someone who appreciates a good smoky eye and you’ll be a hero. 

$65

Sephora

Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick

$7

Maybelline

Charlotte Tilbury Feline Flick Volume 2 Liquid Eyeliner

$30

Charlotte Tilbury

Attitude Studio Pearl Cat Ears Headband

3. Pretty in Pink

If you want to play with color but still want to keep the amount of work you have to put in minimal, try a color-blocked look with bright pink accents. Add a few spots on your eyelids—or leopard-print cat ears—for a cute and playful twist. 

Ofra Cosmetics Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick

NYX Epic Wear Semi Permanent Eye & Body Liquid Liner

$12

NYX Professional Makeup

Violet Voss Sakura Blossom Palette

$42

Violet Voss

Anna Belen Felina Leopard Print Cat Ears Headband

4. Lifelike Cat

With a face full of fur and electric green colored contacts, this cat costumes begs to be seen. Cop the look with some dramatic cat eye makeup, and use a soft pencil eyeliner to draw realistic hair-like strokes around your hair and jawlines. 

Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation

$48

Sephora

Tarte Shape Tape Glow Wand

Lancome Grandiose Bendable Liquid Eyeliner

$32

Sephora

Lancôme Drama Liqui-Pencil Longwear Eyeliner

$23

Lancôme

5. Witchy Cat 

Spend a lot of time on WitchTok? This is the black cat costume for you. Red and black play so well together—particularly if you use colored hairspray for a two-toned look. We also love how the blogger here softened the contrast between the two shades with an equally flattering light pink blush and eyeshadow. 

Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Palette Volume 2

NYX Epic Wear Semi Permanent Eye & Body Liquid Liner

$12

NYX Professional Makeup

6. Sparkle Cat 

Who said cats can’t sparkle? Just look at those bejeweled eyes. Try pairing your favorite iridescent glitter with a sharp black wing and thick pair of false eyelashes.

Juvia’s Place I Am Magic Concealer

Juvia’s Place The Nubian Loose Highlighter

Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette

$45

Sephora

Sephora Colorful Wink-It Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner

$14

Sephora

7. Ethereal Cat

Blurred lipstick and fluffy lashes make for a delicate, fairytale cat look. The makeup here is cute enough to actually wear past Halloween.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

$24

Sephora

Lancôme Cils Booster XL Vitamin Infused-Mascara Primer

If you’ve forever rolled your eyes at lash primer, let us insist you reconsider. Not only does it keep your favorite mascara from running and flaking, it makes your lashes look even fuller and thicker—especially Lancôme’s version.

$26.50

Sephora

8. Catwoman 

For a sexy twist on your classic cat makeup, channel one of the world’s most beloved villains. Since a cat mask does most of the heavy lifting here, you can skip the whiskers and invest all your time into a sharp cat eye and killer red lip. 

Rare Beauty Perfect Strokes Matte Liquid Liner

$19

Sephora

Kiss Lash Couture Naked Drama

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain Liquid Lipstick

$15

Sephora

Rubie’s Catwoman Mask

9. Wide Cat Eyes

Go literal with the phrase cat eye and overdraw your lower lash line to mimic the look of a bright-eyed kitten. This is one look where you’ll want to lay the white eyeliner or face paint on thick for maximum effect.

KVD Vegan Beauty Super Pomade Eyeliner

$20

KVD Vegan Beauty

Anastasia Beverly Hills Lash Brag Volumizing Mascara

$25

Sephora

10. Ombré Lip

There’s always room for an ombré lip, let this Halloween cat makeup idea remind you. Grab your juiciest red lipstick and black liner to create this show stopping combo.

Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation

$43

Sephora

Mac Viva Glam 2 Lipstick

11. Technicolor Cat

Got a little extra time on your hand? This Halloween costume is like Lisa Frank come to life. Tap into a fantastical world where rainbow kittens have the perfect cut-crease and futuristic highlights.

Pat McGrath Labs Mattetrance Lipstick

$38

Pat McGrath Labs

Huda Beauty Mercury Retrograde Eyeshadow Palette

$67

Huda Beauty

12. Cheshire Cat

Disney stans, this one is for you. Make like the Cheshire cat from Alice in Wonderland with vibrant purple face paint and a huge, toothy grin.

NYX Brights Ultimate Shadow Palette

NYX Worth The Hype Colored Mascara

13. Mod Cat

Did you know cats could smize? Draw a thick lash line a little further down from your bottom lid to create a runway-ready feline—with chiseled cheekbones and all. 

IT Cosmetics Superhero No-Tug Gel Eyeliner

$22

IT Cosmetics

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

$24

Sephora

14. Glam Cat

If Insta makeup is your thing, you’ll have no problem pulling off this absurdly glamorous take on cat Halloween makeup. Pair cut crease glittery gold eyes with a matching two-tone lip and a ton of highlighter. 

HipDot All That Glitters Palette

Fenty Beauty Full Frontal Volume, Lift & Curl Mascara

$24

Sephora

15. Space Jungle

And if a regular cat is too basic for you? That’s where this look comes in. Grab your face paints (blue, white, and black should do the trick) and let Heidi Klum know that you’re ready and willing to graciously accept an invite to her Halloween party

Ucanbe Cruise Face and Body Paint Set

NYX Professional Makeup Slide On Eye Pencil

16. Smoky Eye Cat

If you’re going to skip the classic whiskers, focus on a heavy smoky eye to keep the spooky vibes going strong. A dot of color on the nose give the same effect as a full face, but is way less likely to smudge under a mask. 

Fenty Beauty Snap Shadows Mix & Match Eyeshadow Palette

$25

Sephora

Make Up For Ever Artist Color Pencil: Eye, Lip & Brow Pencil

$20

Make Up For Ever

17. Cheetah 

Do you consider leopard print a neutral? In that case, build on your classic black cat makeup with some eye-catching cheetah spots. A dark lip and swath of white liner complete the look.

KVD Vegan Beauty Tattoo Eyeliner

$21

KVD Vegan Beauty

Bobbi Brown Luxe Matte Lipstick

$38

Bobbi Brown

Michella Oré is an editorial assistant at Glamour. Follow her on Instagram @michellaor.