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Getting Ready With Kathryn Newton for the Ralph Lauren Show at NYFW

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“I still feel like I’m floating,” says actress Kathryn Newton minutes after stepping out of Ralph Lauren’s F/W 19 show at New York Fashion Week. “It was just so beautiful. I couldn’t stop smiling.”

Over the past two years, Newton, who turns 22 today (happy birthday, girl!) has experienced one of the most impressive career breakouts in young Hollywood, starring in acclaimed films and series like Big Little Lies, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, and Ben Is Back. But Newton’s success hasn’t inspired an iota of jadedness. The night before last, Newton flew to New York to attend the Ralph Lauren show, and she gushes full-heartedly about the glamour of it all—getting to wear one of his designs, sitting alongside the likes of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Karlie Kloss. The L.A.-raised performer, who describes herself in her Instagram bio as a “poodle person,” still has zero chill when it comes to getting dressed up and going to fashion-y events, which makes talking to her about style infinitely more enjoyable.

We got to share in Newton’s NYFW experience by photographing her getting-ready process and chatting with her about everything from her “hilarious” first fashion week experience to her “grandma-ish” style icon. Keep scrolling to see it all.

What was your favorite part about the Ralph Lauren show? Well, first, just the setting. We walked into the store, and it was so beautiful. I felt like I was in a Paris café. Everyone was drinking coffee, and I was eating bagels and toast and a yogurt parfait, and then the music started, everybody went silent, and the show began. I had to pick my jaw up off the floor. Taylor Hill opened the show, and I was smiling so much she started laughing. I was like, oh no, I’m breaking the models’ focus. I was smiling too much. I can’t help it. I can’t be that fierce. But the show was beautiful. All the clothes were sort of effortlessly structured. Everybody looked like a superhero. And my dress was this gold dress. I felt like I had armor on. I felt like Supergirl.
Tell me about how you put the look together. God, I was so lucky. I got to wear a dress from the collection, and I had a fitting last week in New York. But we had to have a last-minute dress change. They called me and were like, “So actually, your dress is in the show. We have to switch it.” So as soon as I landed in New York last night, everyone was in my hotel room at 9:30 p.m. for an emergency fitting. It was really fun for me. I just felt like I was having a party in my room and I got to play dress-up. I was like, can we do this every time I land in New York? I think the second dress turned out even better. It had a corset underneath. It was perfect. They just made me shine. How did you decide on the hair and makeup? I have naturally curly, big hair, so my hairstylist and I had a lot of fun with that. The dress is really structured, so I wanted to contrast that with something young and fresh. So I was just like, let’s curl my hair and make it really big like I was at the beach or something. I didn’t take it too seriously, it was just fun, and I think it came together really well.
How would you describe your style in general? And how did your love of fashion first develop? I strive for like casual elegance. It’s hard to be classic all the time, but I like classic pieces. I go for a lot of vintage. Growing up on set, I work with fashion designers all the time, and when they’re putting together characters, I just ask them, “Where did you get this? Where did you buy this?” And most of the time they’re like, “I pulled this from my closet,” or “This is vintage,” so I learned that’s what I have to do. So now whenever we’re on location, I always find the local vintage store. When we were filming Big Little Lies in Monterey, there were so many good vintage stores, and I got a ton of vintage Chanel pieces. When I was in Asheville shooting Three Billboards, … I walked into a vintage store and found a pair of Chanel earrings from 1995. I got them for so cheap, and they don’t even know! You can get lucky sometimes. You just have to know what you want, know the value of what you find, get it, and keep it forever. So I have kind of a vintage collection now.
Are there any other fashion week events you’re looking forward to? I always love going to Paris, and actually, I’m going to Milan for the first time. Fashion has taken me to so many new places. And I’m always excited any time I get to wear a pretty outfit. Do you have an all-time favorite look you’ve ever worn? One of my favorites was actually pretty recent. It was for the Golden Globes this year at a party for W Magazine at the Chateau [Marmont], and I wore this Valentino pink feather outfit. My inspo was 1960s and ’70s Brigitte Bardot, and I loved it. I looked like a pink feathery poodle. I really like to go for it, you know. I work all the time and wear sweatpants and sneakers every day, so if I have the opportunity to get dressed up, I’m gonna go all the way and have fun and stay true to myself. I mean, my ultimate style icon is Bunny MacDougal [from Sex and the City] because I’m really into grandma sweaters. That’s my go-to vibe. If I’m not dressing up to go out, it’s grandma sweaters all day. But are you into little statues of mallards? Oh, well, mine are poodles. But trust me. I have a lot of them.
Stylist and wardrobe: Ralph Lauren. Next: Don’t miss our exclusive with Grown-ish star Yara Shahidi.



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I Tried on 21 Dresses From Reformation, Topshop, and Zara—These 10 Made the Cut

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If there’s one type of email I love to receive in my inbox this time of year, it’s a summer invitation. Whether it’s for a wedding, a barbecue, brunch, or bridal shower, seeing a Paperless Post pop up in my inbox never fails to excite. This is followed closely by my second favorite email: a travel confirmation from an airline. (It’s true. I get giddy at the sight of a booking reference number.) Why? Because both emails signify the start of fun summer is finally here.

It also signifies the need to get my summer wardrobe into gear. And lots of summer events call for lots of gorgeous summer dresses (or at least a small handful to see me through the season).

So this week, I went to some of my favorite retailers—Reformation, Zara, and Topshop (all known for their chic selections of dresses)—to seek out cool summer frocks that will see me through laid-back summer weekends, an upcoming Italian vacation, a wedding, an engagement party, and a bridal shower—all taking place in the next few months. I tried on a plethora of dresses (21 to be exact), but these 10 made the final cut. From floral minidresses to polka-dot slip dresses, scroll below to whet your appetite for a brand-new season of summer dressing.

An effortless white dress is high on my wish list for weekend summer getaways. I’m obsessed with this lace and linen midi dress from Reformation. Just add espadrille wedges, a straw hat, and the Italian Riviera for good measure.
This is such a fun little floral frock. The neckline and puff sleeves are super flattering and utterly charming. I do wish the hemline was one or two inches longer, but I’ll definitely be wearing these with kitten-heel sandals or chic flats once summer rolls around.
I’ll be wearing this stunner for an elegant outdoor summer wedding with black sandals and statement earrings. The fitted bodice is exquisite.
This relaxed floral slip can easily be dressed up or down with strappy sandals or flats and is the perfect option for those laid-back summer days.
My penchant for white dresses continues. I love the delicate details on this chic frock—from the deep-V neckline lined with lace to the pleated drop-waist silhouette.
Consider this your day-to-night wardrobe savior. The romantic ruffles and elegant, short puff sleeves add a charming touch to the ditsy floral-print frock.
A lightweight knit dress looks super chic for casual summer days. I’m particularly fond of the elegant neckline and longer length.
Garden-party chic! This may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I’m head over heels for this vintage-style silhouette and bold floral print. Perfect for, oh you know, that polo match or that garden tea party, dahling.
I’ve been looking for a slip dress with a draped neckline and delicate spaghetti straps for some time, and this gorgeous silky frock fits the bill perfectly. It looks much more expensive than its price tag.
I’ve been in need of a couple of simple, easy, and relaxed knit dresses for weekends at the beach and brunching on the balcony with friends, and this soft yellow midi is the perfect not-too-precious option.

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The Best Maternity Bras to Get You Through Your Pregnancy (and After)

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If you’re a pregnant bra wearer and asking yourself if you need to buy a new one, the answer is undoubtedly yes. I am currently six months along and have swiftly transitioned from a B cup to a D cup in the blink of an eye. Breasts increase in size pretty early during pregnancy (around 6 to 8 weeks), and many will find they outgrow their bras rather quickly. The hormonal shifts, weight gain, and expanding rib cage associated with pregnancy contribute to this growth, as will mammary glands preparing to make milk later in pregnancy.

I was tempted to squeeze into my regular bras for as long as possible, but I quickly realized how uncomfortable my pre-pregnancy lacy bras were becoming, and they simply couldn’t support my heavy (and itchy) breasts. Time for an upgrade. There are a few options as you’re growing. 1) Buy a larger size of your normal pre-pregnancy bra. 2) Switch to a maternity bra. 3) If you’re somewhere in the middle of your third trimester, buy a nursing bra. Many, like me, prefer a combination of the two or three.

So how are maternity and nursing bras different from regular bras? Think of a maternity bra as an improved version of a regular bra—designed specifically for comfort as your breasts grow during pregnancy. Some features include a soft cotton lining, wider straps, extra latches on the band, etc., and they tend not to be underwired. Many regular bras offer these features too, which will work just fine during pregnancy.

Nursing bras differ in one way from maternity bras: They feature clasps on the straps that allow for easy breastfeeding access. If you buy a nursing bra to wear during pregnancy make sure there is enough room for you to grow as your breasts tend to go up another cup size or more after your baby arrives. Many of the bras available are maternity/nursing hybrids, which provide support throughout pregnancy and after.

Officially ready for a new bra? We’ve rounded up some of our favorite maternity and nursing bras that will get you through and beyond your pregnancy. And remember: If it feels tight, then it isn’t right. Find your correct size by getting measured at the lingerie department or do it yourself.

With its soft fabric and seamless design, this seamless bra is a customer favorite for during pregnancy and after.
Smooth stretchy fabric and lightly padded cups make this ultra-comfortable throughout the day and night.
Designed to move with you from pregnancy and beyond, this minimalistic bra features stretchy, nursing-friendly surplice cups.
This silky-soft, stretchy bra is supportive enough for day wear and comfortable enough to sleep in.
If you’re looking for a comfortable strapless bra throughout your pregnancy, then look no further.
Made of a cotton-modal blend, this soft and breathable bra is designed for comfort and support throughout pregnancy or after as a daily nursing bra or cozy nursing sleep bra.
Although this is technically not a maternity or nursing bra, I’ve found it extremely comfortable and supportive through my first six months of pregnancy.
A good choice when you’re exercising. This wire-free maternity/nursing bra with removable foam cups accommodates your changing figure.
Pretty and comfortable. The wide back enhances support.
You’d never be able to tell this is a nursing bra. Gorgeous lace adds romance while clips are easily unfastened for breastfeeding.
Your beautiful bralette just got an upgrade. This meets all the specific needs of a nursing mother. Plus, it’s so pretty.
Lightweight and easy to maneuver, Chantelle’s nursing bra fits best 3 weeks before your due date or later.
Your everyday bra, found. Available in black and beige, this maternity and nursing bra is designed for maximum support.
I already wear these under my casual tees for support and comfort.
Customers love this bra for its ultra-soft feeling fabric and comfort. Available in sizes S to XL.

This post was published at an earlier date and has been updated by Judith Jones.

Up next, these are the summer maternity outfits to try right now.

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Don't Visit New York Without Stopping By These 6 Stores

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As someone who quite literally shops online for a living—and loves it—it takes a lot to get me out of my e-comfort zone and into an actual store. After all, I pride myself on being able to track down pretty much any item on the internet within seconds and have a weekly excuse to peruse all my favorite sites’ new-arrivals sections—making me pretty familiar with all that’s out there.

However, once in a while it does happen, mostly thanks to a handful of boutiques that have managed to curate such a good selection, it’s worth the trip every time. So which are the stores one simply must visit when in New York? Just keep scrolling to read about all six and (because I couldn’t help myself) do a little online shopping along the way.

Up next? The surprising new It bag I couldn’t even get my hands on.

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