Thuso Mbedu

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The Fall Issue

Find an exclusive interview with the inimitable Thuso Mbedu, our 2022 fall trend reports, and more.

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Letter from the Editor

hallie gould editor letter

The fall season always feels loaded, no? Whether it’s marked by a renewed excitement (new clothes, less sweat, pretty leaves) or a more anxiety-ridden “vacation’s over” feeling—it’s a perceptible vibe shift. This time around, our schedules are peppered with far more events and commuting than last year, and we’re just trying to find a balance between relief and overwhelming exhaustion. Yet again, we’re left in the in-between.

So this issue, created in partnership with Macy's, is meant to make things easier on you. Here, you’ll find fall’s best beauty and style trends—in great detail—so shopping for the season change won’t feel stressful. There are editor picks for our favorite products (and soon to be yours too); resale stores you can shop online; and all the shoes, handbags, and accessories we’re dying to get our hands on. We have Thuso Mbedu as our stunning, smiley, and divine cover star whose interview and images will leave you feeling inspired. We’re also calling out the Gen Z designers working to push fashion forward, offering a helpful guide to what all those sustainable fashion buzzwords really mean, and spotlighting why Nap Dresses can sometimes make us feel weird.

We want fall to feel happy, crisp, and exciting again. My hope is these stories will help you get there.

-Hallie Gould, senior editorial director

On the Cover

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Thuso Mbedu Wants to Be Your Next Action Hero

Thuso Mbedu is pure energy. She quietly and gracefully enters our Zoom chat on a sunny Thursday afternoon when we’re conversing across coasts. But her voice can’t help but launch into utter enthusiasm when she starts discussing her first feature film, The Woman King, which will be released in just two weeks. “I am genuinely excited,” she gushes to me and a single member of her team who is listenin...

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The B-Side

We're flipping the script and spotlighting the geniuses behind these looks.

Thuso Mbedu glam team

Get to Know Thuso’s Glam Team: Hairstylist Sharif Poston and MUA Rebekah Aladdin

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Fall Style Trends