Laverne Cox Experienced a Transphobic Attack This Weekend: ‘I’m Definitely Triggered’

Laverne Cox experienced a transphobic attack the weekend of November 29 that has left her feeling “triggered.” Despite being “in shock” and still processing the violent interaction, the Orange Is the New Black star felt she needed to share her story for an important reason. 

“I haven’t gone live in a while, and this is a really weird reason to go live but I had to share this,” Cox began a 10-minute video on Instagram Live on November 28. “Something just happened that I’m a little in shock…I’m definitely super triggered. So I’m in shock and I’m triggered and on Instagram Live now.”

Cox then described what happened: She went on a benign social-distanced walk with a friend in Los Angeles, and the pair was approached by a man “aggressively” asking for the time. Cox emphasized that she was wearing a hoodie and mask at the time and elected to ignore the man’s question because of his tone and demeanor. However, her friend gave the man the time.

“Then the guy who had asked for the time says to my friend, ‘Guy or girl?’ My friend says, ‘Fuck off,’” Cox recalled. “I’m walking, I’m hearing this happening in a split second and then all of a sudden the guy is attacking my friend…The guy is hitting my friend and my friend is going towards him and I’m like, ‘holy shit,’ and I pull out my phone and dial 9-1-1 and all of a sudden it’s over, and the guy is gone.”

Cox explained that her friend—who she’s hoping to keep anonymous—has trans friends and has dated trans people in the past but has never experienced this type of violent altercation in public. “I was like, ‘Yeah, it’s happened to me a lot,'” Cox continued. “I just can’t believe that, like, it got physical. I guess I can believe it; it was just really, really weird.”

Cox continued, “It’s just not safe in the world, and I don’t like to think about that a lot, but it is the truth. It’s not safe if you’re a trans person. Obviously, I know this well. It’s just really sad. I’m just thinking about how we were literally just walking through the park.”

Ultimately, Cox says she’s grateful for her and her friend’s safety and felt the need to share this story to help others. “Living in fear is not a good thing. It doesn’t matter who you are. You can be Laverne Cox—whatever the hell that means—and if you’re trans, you’re gonna experience stuff like this,” she said. “Luckily my friend is safe. Luckily I’m safe. I’m definitely triggered and I’m gonna text my therapist after this to just process it.”

At first, Cox said she was unsure if she should share the story in case it would be triggering for her followers; however, she wants everyone to know that these acts of violence are never the victim’s fault. In 2020, the Human Rights Campaign described violent attacks against the transgender community as an “epidemic of violence” with a record number of fatal attacks against trans and gender non-conforming people occurring in 2020.  

 “Part of what was going on in my head was what could I have done differently?” Cox said towards the end of her video. “I started blaming myself. It’s important for me to remind myself and remind you that when these things happen, it’s not your fault. It’s not your fault that there are people who are not cool with you existing in the world. We have a right to walk in the park.”

27 Romantic Christmas Movies to Watch Under the Mistletoe

When it comes to romantic Christmas movies, the sappier the better, am I right?

No trope is too cheesy to watch on Christmas Day. Bring on the romantic comedy starring an overstressed big city dweller who gets stuck in their rural hometown and rediscover the spirit of the season—and falls in love with his or her high school sweetheart/soulmate in the process. Or perhaps you’d prefer a fictional country where royals fall in love with regular Americans, a la Prince Harry and Meghan Markle? Not to fear, that’s basically become its own sub-genre of romantic holiday movies on Netflix with the A Christmas Prince trilogy and The Princess Switch, starring Vanessa Hudgens.

So celebrate the season by cozying up with these 27 romantic Christmas movies from classics like Bing Crosby’s White Christmas to the made-for-TV originals that now define the holiday season—all conveniently available to stream from your couch. Grab your hot chocolate and cue feeling all the holiday feels with these Christmas romance movies!

It’s been a stressful year, but at least you can count on Hollywood to come through with the holiday cheer. After all, what’s more relaxing than watching an overworked woman fall in love with a Christmas tree farmer? So decompress with All the Jingle Ladies, our guide to the best holiday movies.

1. Love Actually (2003)

Love it or hate it, how could we not include a movie called Love Actually in a list of the most romantic Christmas movies? Impossible. Perhaps the most beloved holiday romantic  of all time, this British film stars Kiera Knightley, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Colin Firth, Emma Thompson, and more in intersecting storylines all showing different aspects of love at Christmas. 

Available to rent on Amazon Prime Video

2. White Christmas (1954)

Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, Judy Haynes, and Danny Kaye star in White Christmas, the OG Christmas romantic comedy. In it, two war buddies fall in love with two sisters and have to make Christmas miracles happen while performing some amazing song and dance numbers along the way. This movie is a class re-watch for families every year and, frankly, it never gets old. If for some reason you’ve never watched the 1954 film, be sure to rectify that in 2020.

33 Christmas Movies on Netflix That’ll Bring Joy to the World

The best Christmas movies on Netflix can fit any mood. Whether you’re looking to get a megadose of the holiday spirit or just need a quick escape from family time, gift wrapping, or any other slightly annoying seasonal activity, the streaming service has got you covered with enough holiday movies to occupy you from now until the New Year. 

The streaming service has a little bit of everything too, from classic Christmas movies like White Christmas and How the Grinch Stole Christmas to newer favorites, including Netflix original films A Christmas Prince, The Christmas Chronicles, and The Princess Switch. The cheesiest, cheeriest made-for-TV specials—think Hallmark and Lifetime originals with titles like The Holiday Calendar—are also in abundance. 

So, below, are the 32 very best Christmas movies on Netflix right now—plus one series!—to celebrate the holiday season.

It’s been a stressful year, but at least you can count on Hollywood to come through with the holiday cheer. After all, what’s more relaxing than watching an overworked woman fall in love with a Christmas tree farmer? So decompress with All the Jingle Ladies, our guide to the best holiday movies.

How to Wear Over-the-Knee Boots This Winter

If you must venture out—and want to look professional when you do—pair black over-the-knee boots with a jewel-tone sweater dress and a matching belt. A slit in the skirt shows off your footwear and helps you hit your stride.

Gretal Boots

$40

Universal Thread

Bromley Over the Knee Riding Boot

$159

Michael Kors

Tempest Over The Knee

$950

Tamara Mellon

Grand Ambition Huntington Over-the-Knee Boot

$205

Cole Haan

Patent Leather Over-the-Knee Boots

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Shiny, patent-leather over-the-knee boots feel a little bit flashier than a standard pair. Have fun with yours: Wear them with unexpected layers—with playful pastel accessories, opaque tights, and a boxy, outsize blazer, no one needs to know if you slept in the T-shirt and hoodie.

Break Thigh High Boot

$225

Jeffrey Campbell

Black Patent Leather Above-The-Knee Boot With Heel

$330

Albano

Faux Patent-Leather Over-the-Knee Boots

$1,995

Saint Laurent

Liney Boot

$90

Jessica Simpson

Platform Over-the-Knee Boots

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A platform upgrades over-the-knee boots to a wear-them-everywhere staple. Regardless of heel height, if your foot is more or less flat, you can clock miles comfortably—even if they’re all within a couple blocks of your home.

Scout Boot

$597

Rag & Bone

Kate Flat Over the Knee Boots

$72

Asos Design

Emilie Thigh High Boot

$1,165

Stella McCartney

Haleen

$229

Franco Sarto

Moto-Inspired Over-the-Knee Boots

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Pick a over-the-knee boots that will give your mini dress some edge: Biker-style details (buckles, studs, lug soles—or all three at the same time) are very on trend for 2021.

Bellaa 4

$995

Clergerie

Rockstud Knee High Boot

$1,595

Valentino Garavani

Shale

$80

Volatile

Plannia

$161

Ted Baker

Drawstring Over-the-Knee Boots

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If you’ve shied away from over-the-knee boots because you don’t like the way they pool around your quads, there’s an on-trend solution: over-the knee boots with a drawstring keep things streamlined.

Octavie Over the Knee Boot

$141

Marc Fisher Ltd.

Sidney Microsuede Over the Knee Fashion Boots

$40

A New Day

Tieland Over the Knee Boot

$718

Stuart Weitzman

Faux Suede Over-the-Knee Boots

$42

Forever 21

Suede Over-the-Knee Boots

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When in doubt, try monochromatic dressing. Start with suede over-the-knee boots, and match your layers (even your outerwear) for an one-color look.

Calypso

$130

Sole / Society

Wasi Over the Knee Boot

$112

Louise et Cie

Canyons Over the Knee Boot

$100

Chinese Laundry

Pitch Wide Calf Thigh High Boot

$45

Journee Collection

Textured Over-the-Knee Boots

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Breathe new life into a floral dress with textured over-the-knee boots. Whether the pattern is subtle or high-impact, the contrasting fabrics will make an any-old-day office dress feel extra sophisticated.

Comess Velvet Knee-High Boots

$158

Silent D

Logan Over the Knee Boot

$225

Kelsi Dagger Brooklyn

Elyse Tall Boot Slouch

$200

Free People

Lila 90 mm Knee Boot

$628

Tory Burch

Melania Trump Unveiled the White House Christmas Decorations—And She’s Getting Roasted

Melania Trump doesn’t have much time left as First Lady, but there’s still the holiday season to get through ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20. 

As has been tradition, Trump revealed her decorations for the White House this Christmas post-Thanksgiving. In the past, Trump has been criticized for her seasonal aesthetic choices. Remember those eerie red Christmas trees in 2018 that people compared to outfits from The Handmaid’s Tale

The 2020 decor looks a lot more traditional, as evidenced by images on the official @FLOTUS Instagram account. “This weekend, volunteers from all across America have come to decorate the @WhiteHouse for the holiday season. Thank you for your time, enthusiasm & devotion to make sure the spirit of peace & joy fill the historic rooms & halls of the People’s House! #WHChristmas,” Trump wrote in a caption. 

“During this special time of the year, I am delighted to share ‘America the Beautiful’ and pay tribute to the majesty of our great Nation. Together, we celebrate this land we are all proud to call home. #WHChristmas,” she wrote alongside of video showing off her choices. 

You can see patriotic touches, like the USA ornament above, and even some nods to Melania Trump‘s “Be Best” campaign as you scroll through the photos. 

While the actual decorations might be a little more criticism-proof than those of past years, the First Lady’s leaked comments about the holiday tradition from earlier this fall continue to haunt her. People on social media roasted her during the official arrival of this year’s White House Christmas tree, and they continue to do so after she unveiled her decorations. 

Tapes of conversations between Trump and her former friend and advisor, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, became public in October. “I’m working…my ass off on the Christmas stuff, that you know. Who gives a fuck about the Christmas stuff and decorations? But I need to do it, right?” Trump is heard saying on them. “Okay, and then I do it and I say that I’m working on Christmas and planning for the Christmas.” 

Social media users are coming for Trump once again. 

President Donald Trump has not yet commented on his wife’s work, though he’s continued to tweet false information about the election. 

Mean Girls Star Jonathan Bennett Is Engaged to Boyfriend Jaymes Vaughn

It’s a new year and a new decade, and there are plenty of celebrity engagements popping up.

Celebrity relationships seem to move at the speed of light; one minute they’re in, and the next minute they’re out. But sometimes love really can win—even in Hollywood. So to help you keep track of all the new love and the impending weddings of A-listers, we’ve gathered a list all the celebrity engagements in 2020…so far.

MasterClass Is Having a Rare (and Really Good) Cyber Monday Sale

Update: November 30, 2020

MasterClass rarely goes on sale, but we caught wind of a not-to-be-missed Cyber Monday deal. On November 30—for 24 hours only—you can score two (!) one-year subscriptions to the digital streaming platform for the price of one. (FYI, an annual membership typically costs $180, so you’re technically getting 50% off with this promo). MasterClass has only offered this “buy one, get one free” deal once before, so now’s is definitely the time to sign up.

As we said: The offer will end at 11:59 p.m. on November 30, so if you—or a close friend or relative—have been eager to watch Serena Williams or Tan France show you what’s good, don’t wait for the clock to strike midnight to miss out on this deal. 

MasterClass Membership

$180

MasterClass

Original story: May 8, 2020

If you have an Instagram account, you’ve no doubt seen an ad for MasterClass on your feed in recent weeks. The online learning platform launched in 2015 with three instructors—and in the years since, it’s tapped nearly 100 celebrities and industry leaders to share expert courses through an exclusive membership. Admittedly, I’m not much of an online learner, but something about being holed up in an apartment with nowhere to go has me wanting to do something other than bake another loaf of banana bread or failing at puzzling. Just me?

MasterClass courses run the gamut: lifestyle, politics, entertainment, fashion, design, and film. Each expert creates a virtual lesson plan, which shakes out to about 20 videos—all around 10 minutes each. The courses are billed as “classes that look like movies,” and the description is pretty spot-on, if you take a sneak peek on Instagram or YouTube. From the lighting to the coloring to the editing, the overarching vibe is objectively cinematic, but the content is fed to you in popcorn-size portions.

Courses stretch over two to five hours, and you could technically binge-watch a whole series in a single sitting—though after months of quarantine, you might’ve learned that slow and steady wins the race. The clips are short and sweet; you can pause, skip, or rewind to your heart’s content (something you can’t do in an IRL class). Phones, tablets, and laptops work just fine as viewing devices, but if your eyes hurt from staring at tiny fonts all day, I highly recommend hooking up to your TV with an HDMI cable or a Roku to get the most out of the cinematic quality video. (MasterClass is also compatible with Apple TV and Amazon Firestick, FYI.)

About those experts…MasterClass has you (virtually) face-to-face with everyone you’d want to invite to the imaginary dinner party of your dreams: Alicia Keys, Tan France, Serena Williams, Marc Jacobs, Margaret Atwood, Natalie Portman, Diane Von Furstenburg, Martin Scorcese, Anna Wintour, Gordon Ramsey, RuPaul, even Armin Van Buuren and Timbaland (!!). The list really does go on, so whether you’re into photography or cooking, politics or sports, you’ll find your niche here. Or maybe the opposite will happen, and you’ll find yourself piqued by ideas and stories outside your norm—arguably one of the few silver linings to quarantine at this point.

The Outdoor Voices Cyber Monday Sale Is What Athleisure Dreams Are Made Of

At last, our go-to sweatpants, leggings, and lounge-around-the-house-and-do-nothing staples are majorly discounted, thanks to the Outdoor Voices Cyber Monday Sale. The activewear brand is bringing crazy good discounts to its bestselling athleisure offerings for one day only, including comfy sports bras, fleece pullovers, and a nostalgic workout dress you didn’t know you needed. The brand is also slashing prices on menswear, so after you fill your cart with new additions to your workout wardrobe, snag the guy on your holiday gifting list some stylish, moveable pieces for his workout or work-from-home agenda.

When it comes to Cyber Monday deals, we love to see fresh-feeling styles with a fresh, lower price tag (like the ones below, which are available for up to 70% off)—the kind of items that won’t read “so 2020” once this insane year is finally behind us. Luckily, Outdoor Voices has a chic, retro-inspired aesthetic (think bike shorts Princess Diana would approve of) with quality designs that wick sweat, keep you snug and secure during your most strenuous sweat sessions, and are comfortable enough for everyday errands. Basically, it’s got everything you need for a hybrid closet that’s comfy enough for couch hangs but cute enough for a coffee date. 

Ahead, shop our favorite picks from the Outdoor Voices Cyber Monday sale 2020 while you still can, and good luck choosing just one!

Springs 7/8 Legging

Powerhouse Bra

MegaFleece Bomber Jacket

Warmup 5″ Short

Rapha + Outdoor Voices Cropped T-Shirt

Move Free Crop Top

Core 7/8 Legging

The Exercise Dress

Violet Grey’s Cyber Monday Sale Is Full of Rare Beauty Deals

It’s not every day you can score luxury skin care at a fraction of the price, so the Violet Grey Cyber Monday Sale has us priming our beauty shelves for exclusive finds that are hard to come by. The high-end beauty retailer, known for its vetted, insider-approved skin care, is offering 20% off of everything on its site, including prestige brands like La Mer and Augustinus Bader

Want to bless your face with best-selling beauty products at a major discount? This year you don’t even need a code at checkout. And now that the retailer’s sale is officially open to everyone—Violet Grey account holders or not—the time has come to shop until you (virtually) drop. Products in the epic sale are up for grabs through November 30 while supplies last—so make sure to pounce, because these products are known to fly off the digital shelves.

There are some exclusions from Violet Grey’s massive sale, but don’t let that stop you from stocking up on the retailer’s must-have beauty items. From Dr. Barbara Sturm’s antiaging formulas to body care from Insta-famous Nécessaire, this sale includes some of the most sought-after beauty products around—so now’s the time to move on fancy formulas you couldn’t bring yourself to justify at full price. Whether you’re looking for active serums or top-rated sheet masks, Violet Grey’s Cyber Monday sale is one of the best Cyber Monday deals 2020 to bless our top shelves. Start shopping with our top 21 picks below.

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The 24 Best Winter Coats That Are Stylish and Extra-Warm

Unless you’re an avid outdoors enthusiast, the best winter coats are typically ones that aren’t only high-performing but those that fit your personal style. A great coat has the power to pull together an entire outfit, no matter what’s underneath (which, let’s be honest, is probably sweatpants.)

What winter coat should you buy? 

Depends on what your needs are and where you live. Typically winter coats with a down fill are the warmest and are best for people spending a great deal of time outdoors. If you’re working from home this winter and only plan on being outside for essential errands, a down alternative, a classic wool style or an oversized teddy that can be layered might be more your speed. 

How often should I wash my winter coat?

Most experts agree that unless your outerwear takes a beating regularly, washing or dry-cleaning once a season is enough; twice if it’s your everyday coat. Several nylon down styles are machine washable, while wool and fur should be dry cleaned or steamed. 

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Puffer winter coats 

Whether filled with down or some type of down alternative, the best winter coats for keeping you extra-warm are, undeniably, puffy styles with plenty of room underneath to layer. Look for waterproof outer shells like nylon or ripstop to protect against snow, sleet, and rain. 

Women’s 1996 Retro Nuptse Jacket

This updated reissue of the ’90s classic is made from durable nylon ripstop and filled with responsibly-sourced goose down. 

$279

The North Face

Eddie Bauer Women’s CirrusLite Down Jacket

Nothing beats a super-ultralight winter coat and this one is filled with responsibly-sourced 650 fill premium down, can be thrown right into the washing machine, and features an elastic hem at waist to minimize heat loss, and a higher neck collar for extra warmth.

$59.40

Amazon

Avec Les Filles Duvet Puffer Jacket

This water-resistant puffer features a drawstring hood, flap pockets and polyester fill that adds an extra layer of warmth ideal for any cold-weather activities—even if that means a quick trip to the supermarket. Also comes in camel and black. 

$159

Nordstrom

Orolay Women’s Thickened Down Jacket

$149.99

Amazon

Holland Quilted Puffer Parka

$198$139

Madewell

Thompson Puffer

Dre Cocoon Puffer

$168

Free People

Sportswear Icon Clash Synthetic-Fill

$200$159.97

Nike

Wool winter coats

Among the best winter coats out there are classic full-length wool coats that effortlessly pull together outfits, no matter what’s underneath. Belted, buttoned, or shawl-collared, the season’s available styles suit everyone. 

Jewel-Button Metallic Twill Coat

$698$349

Kate Spade

Sam Edelman Double Breasted Wool Blend Coat

$220$149

Nordstrom

Mackage Brown Hens Coat

$690$476

Ssense

Belted Wool Blend Coat

Wool Blend Plaid Coat

$249

& Other Stories

Calvin Klein Women’s Classic Cashmere Wool Blend Coat

$119.93

Amazon

Ganni Belted Double-Breasted Wool-Blend Bouclé Coat

$425

Net-a-Porter

Wool-Blend Belted Shawl Collar Wrap Coat

$228$114

Express

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Faux fur and teddy winter coats

The best winter coat for feeling extra warm but also looking remarkably stylish? Faux fur and coat teddy styles. Oversized fits are having a moment right now so layering hoodies and chunky knits is comfortable. but elegant cropped styles and classic double-breasted cuts are also on point. 

OOF Faux Fur Jacket

$428$299

Shopbop

ASOS Design Faux Fur Maxi Coat

Fabulous Furs Limited Edition Faux Fur Coat

$349

Neiman Marcus

Mid-Length Leopard Coat

$135$108

Abercrombie & Fitch

Dusty Blue Borg Midi Coat

$78

PrettyLittleThing

Eloquii Cropped Faux Fur Jacket

Faux Fur Jacket

$49.99$34.99

H&M

Shrimps Little Star Appliquéd Faux Fur Jacket

$720$218

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