All Posts By Megan Portorreal

Allison King Talks Her Roles in ‘Thank You for Your Service’ and ’12 Strong’

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After acting in several recent highly acclaimed films like Baby Driver and Midnight Special and appearing in many hit television shows over the years, Allison King’s talent has not gone unnoticed. Now, she can be seen playing Linda Sanders in the film Thank You for Your Service and soon as Marcha Spencer in 12 Strong, alongside Michael Shannon. Here, we chat with King about her most fulfilling roles and what we can expect from her next.

K-Syran and Her Love for All Genres of Music

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Norwegian pop singer/songwriter K-Syran cannot recall a life without music. She grew up with parents who loved music and filled her home with melodies every single day. Ever since, she has pursued music (and acting) as her career and has no plans of stopping anytime soon. Here, we chat with the artist about what it was like growing up surrounded by music, her creative process, and advice for other artists. 

STEWART/STAND: The Beauty of Stainless Steel

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Stainless steel watches are staples in the fashion industry, but have you ever seen any stainless steel wallets? Probably not. Cue STEWART/STAND, the innovative brand that is redefining how you think about textiles in the fashion industry. Their vegan stainless steel wallet collection is sophisticated and stylish, and their Diego Rivera collection is also filled ...

Beauty Brand to Watch: Ayr Skin Care

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Like many success stories, Ayr Skin Care (pronounced “air”) was first created after many years of struggles. Ever since the founder, Kirsten Thomas, was a child, she had a difficult time finding products that didn’t irritate her sensitive skin. From laundry detergents with added perfumes to facial washes with harmful ingredients, everything seemed to wreak havoc on her skin, and so her quest to find non-toxic, unscented products began. However, she quickly realized how tough that mission was going to be.

The Sweaters That Will Keep You Cozy and Cute This Winter

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Whether you are a fan of cold weather or not, it’s safe to say most people love the appeal of getting cozy. That means fuzzy socks, a hot drink, a big plush blanket, and best of all, a warm, oversized sweater. However, that doesn’t mean you necessarily have to sacrifice cute for comfort. You can look cute while you’re relaxing, too. Whether you’re snuggled up in bed watching Netflix on a snowy day or having some friends over to just relax, here are some of the sweaters that will keep you cozy and cute this winter.

Ed Letter: Dec 2017/Jan 2018

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When I think back on 2017, I think about sitting in front of the TV on January 20, watching Donald Trump get sworn into office. It was the beginning of something I wasn’t ready for, but it was happening regardless, right in front of my eyes, and there was nothing I could do about it. Although troubling news reports would follow nearly every week for the rest of the year, I tried to remain positive, as there were plenty of other things going on in the world that were wonderful, too. Looking back, 2017 gave me so many things, people, and experiences to be thankful for. While this issue covers so many delightful things, especially the accomplishments of our two influential cover girls, The Magicians’ Summer Bishil and social media superstar/fashion designer Liane V, here are some things that personally made my year special.

The Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals to Take Advantage Of

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Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, it is officially the Christmas season, and you know what that means: holiday shopping! Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales are in full swing, but you don’t need to head to the crowded malls to score the best savings; you can do so from the comfort of your cozy home! From Tobi offering up to 70% off on end of the season styles to our partner RealHer offering a buy one, get one free sale, here are some of the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals you’ll want to take advantage of immediately.

Dessert Recipes Perfect for Thanksgiving Dinner

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Thanksgiving is all about two things: good company and delicious food. The holiday is so beloved because it’s a time to get together with the people you love in life and celebrate with traditional cooking (and ok, some people also say it’s a great time to get together and watch football). However, perhaps the only thing we love more than Thanksgiving dinner and family games is the dessert. Whether you are cooking yourself this year or want to recommend a dish to your host (“Please, mom!”), here are some tasty dessert recipes perfect for Thanksgiving dinner and the rest of the holiday season that we found on Delish.com.

Our Favorite Celebrity Halloween Costumes of 2017

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If there’s anything we love more than dressing up for Halloween, it’s seeing who or what our favorite celebrities dress up as. For Halloween this year, we’ve seen our favorite celebrities dress up as their favorite icons (Karlie Kloss as Marilyn Monroe), movie characters (Jessica Alba as Juno), and supervillains (Rita Ora as Poison Ivy). It’s also the perfect time to dress up as your favorite Stranger Things character, complete with a box of Eggo waffles (we’re looking at you, Wells Adams), since Season 2 was recently released on Netflix. Whether you’re dressing up this year or staying in, you won’t want to miss some of our favorite celebrity Halloween costumes of 2017.

The New Heated Styling Products You Need to Try

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Now that summer’s over and cooler weather is upon us, it’s safe to again experiment with sleek, voluminous hair and big, bouncy curls without the fear of frizz caused by humidity. While heated styling tools may cause damage your hair, the right tools and the right products can help keep the damage at bay. Here are some tools that keep your hair looking shiny, healthy, and fabulous after each use.