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UnStyled is a weekly podcast hosted by Refinery29 Global Editor-in-Chief & Co-founder, Christene Barberich, that explores the funny, inspiring, sometimes heartbreaking tales of life, work, and love—as told through the things that we wear. Guests this season include Shailene Woodley, E. Jean Carroll, Samantha Bee, and more. For more UnStyled extras check out @christenebarberich and sign up for our exclusive UnStyled newsletter delivered straight to your inbox every week. Thanks for tuning in!

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UnStyled is a weekly podcast hosted by Refinery29 Global Editor-in-Chief & Co-founder, Christene Barberich, that explores the funny, inspiring, sometimes heartbreaking tales of life, work, and love—as told through the things that we wear. Guests this season include Shailene Woodley, E. Jean Carroll, Samantha Bee, and more. For more UnStyled extras check out @christenebarberich and sign up for our exclusive UnStyled newsletter delivered straight to your inbox every week. Thanks for tuning in!

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Soothing

By olivia foote - Nov 29 2019
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It may be simple, but this podcast is realistic and so relatable. Idk what it is but Christine’s voice is soothing, like she’d be a bomb diggity yoga instructor. I feel at ease knowing that struggles I face today are struggles those have faced - leading to practical guidance that just makes sense, yanno?

Are you best friends with Alyssa Mastromonaco yet?

By Project Girl Crush - Oct 02 2019
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I adore this relatable, intelligent podcast. I always walk away feeling inspired - I’ve listened to every single one. Particularly, however, episode 11 made my WHOLE HEART happy. I feel like I was let in to this intimate secret that is new female friendships blossoming. If Christine and Alyssa Mastromonaco aren’t having cocktails in their wedding dresses right this instant, nothing in the world makes sense. So listen! And then tell EVERYONE.

iTunes Ratings

414 Ratings
Average Ratings
343
35
20
5
11

Soothing

By olivia foote - Nov 29 2019
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It may be simple, but this podcast is realistic and so relatable. Idk what it is but Christine’s voice is soothing, like she’d be a bomb diggity yoga instructor. I feel at ease knowing that struggles I face today are struggles those have faced - leading to practical guidance that just makes sense, yanno?

Are you best friends with Alyssa Mastromonaco yet?

By Project Girl Crush - Oct 02 2019
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I adore this relatable, intelligent podcast. I always walk away feeling inspired - I’ve listened to every single one. Particularly, however, episode 11 made my WHOLE HEART happy. I feel like I was let in to this intimate secret that is new female friendships blossoming. If Christine and Alyssa Mastromonaco aren’t having cocktails in their wedding dresses right this instant, nothing in the world makes sense. So listen! And then tell EVERYONE.

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UnStyled

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UnStyled is a weekly podcast hosted by Refinery29 Global Editor-in-Chief & Co-founder, Christene Barberich, that explores the funny, inspiring, sometimes heartbreaking tales of life, work, and love—as told through the things that we wear. Guests this season include Shailene Woodley, E. Jean Carroll, Samantha Bee, and more. For more UnStyled extras check out @christenebarberich and sign up for our exclusive UnStyled newsletter delivered straight to your inbox every week. Thanks for tuning in!

Sophia Bush on (finally) rewriting the rules of your own life

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Sophia Bush was thrust into the spotlight barely in her 20s when she joined the cast of the TV drama One Tree Hill. Having recently walked away from her powerhouse leading role on Chicago PD, she's now stepping into a new one: A production and development deal with 20th Century Fox AND her power as a bold voice and activist for women, reproductive rights, sexual assault, and other critical issues like speaking out against trolls and making social media a safer place to engage and express opinion while driving change in a big way...something Sophia Bush was born to do.

Dec 18 2017

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Jenny Slate on not allowing relationships to define you

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From beloved, unconventional, often hilarious roles as "Marcel the Shell," Mona Lisa Saperstein on "Parks & Recreation," or Donna Stern in the indie hit, "Obvious Child," actor, writer, and comedian Jenny Slate can definitely make you think as much as she makes us laugh. Tune in to this week’s episode of UnStyled where Jenny shares a different side of the funny woman  we've seen before—from breakups that have shaped her, her exit from SNL, her writing (she has a new collection of essays hitting in the fall), and the critical way she's learning to "hold on" and thrive through it all.

Jun 24 2019

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Leandra Medine on building a new-world empire

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Leandra Medine's ManRepeller website is known for its no-apologies, zero-fucks philosophy on living life—and wearing it—authentically. And it's exactly that signature candor that's helped her to shape and build a model for the media empire of the future.

Nov 21 2016

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Alexa Chung on the very stylish life of the ultimate outsider-insider

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Since she exploded on the style scene 15 years ago, Alexa Chung has evolved into the ultimate bad girl in an It Girl world. Which is exactly why we wanted to talk to her about her successful new role as fashion designer, her enduring unwillingness to be fake (ever!), and her constant navigating through a fancy fashion industry as the ultimate outsider-insider. Then, after you've listened to this episode, check out Refinery29's UnCOVER profile for more.

Nov 13 2017

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Jenna Lyons on the art of starting over

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Jenna Lyons spent 26 years and practically her whole career at J. Crew, and she’s often credited as the visionary genius who transformed the brand from basics emporium to fashion phenom. And, in doing just that, Jenna became an icon, too. After leaving the company just last year, and simultaneously recovering from the ending of a long-term romantic relationship, Jenna is making her way back, working on her next big chapter. She may be starting over, but it’s never been more exciting to see where this sartorial superstar is going to take us next.

Sep 24 2018

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Stacy London on thriving through grief

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The last few years haven’t been easy for Stacy London—spinal surgery, a breakup, and vanishing finances were just a few of the hurdles the stylist, author, and former What Not To Wear host overcame. What she couldn’t have expected though, was that there was another major life-altering event about to shake up her world all over again. Tune in to hear how Stacy, back as a guest on UnStyled for a third time, is starting her next chapter, gearing up with a new TV show and rebuilding her life after loss, one brilliant moment at a time.

Jul 01 2019

42mins

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Ashley Graham on revolutionizing the female form

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She's known the world over as the most successful and candid plus-size model in history, but Ashley Graham is way more than just a model. Through her clothing designs, brand empire, and advocacy, she's helping to lead a revolution of the female form.

Nov 28 2016

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Chelsea Handler on burning out and reigniting the flame

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Chelsea Handler has no problem telling it like it is. In fact, it’s her straightforward personality that’s been her trademark throughout her late night & Netflix gigs, as well as her six New York Times bestselling books. And, Chelsea’s latest project, Life Will Be The Death Of Me...and you too!, is no different. In this beautiful, often raw memoir, and on this episode of UnStyled, too, Chelsea bares it all, confronting herself (and her fans) all the while, posing some of life’s toughest questions.

May 06 2019

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Stacy London on finding the courage to reboot your life

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You may have grown to love Stacy London through her breakout show "What Not to Wear," but Stacy doesn't want to be that person anymore. In fact, she's spent the last year letting go and laying the foundation for a new personal and professional path ahead, showing us that simply starting over can be its own revolution.

Oct 30 2017

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Shailene Woodley on knowing your worth

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Shailene Woodley worked in Hollywood for 23 years before deciding she'd had enough. It was during this hiatus, while she took time to learn about the world and how she could help make it a better place, that the opportunity of a lifetime arrived. After some convincing, she returned to acting, joining one of the most formidable female casts ever assembled, on HBO’s Big Little Lies. Tune in to this week's episode as Shailene talks staying centered, remaining positive and what she's learning from dealing with relationships in her 20s.

Jul 29 2019

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Bethenny Frankel on being a natural born disruptor

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Starring on The Real Housewives of New York City since the show's 2008 debut, Bethenny Frankel has transformed from struggling natural food chef to full-on mogul. In the process, she's changed the way her fellow reality stars, and women, do business. But recently, after overcoming her own personal tragedies, Bethenny has turned her concern to those in need...because why have all these successes if you're not using it to help those who truly need it?

Oct 22 2018

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Lena Dunham on forging a path to what's next

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Lena Dunham could be deemed the ultimate millennial role model. After producing, writing, and starring in her film breakthrough, Tiny Furniture, co-creating a groundbreaking TV series, and penning a riveting coming-of-age memoir, her 20s were all about success and the spotlight. But now as Dunham embarks on a new decade, she (and her millions of fans) are asking: So, what's next? Listen on as Lena contemplates the path ahead, ushering in a new HBO show, Camping, exploring life as a single woman, and navigating the power—and occasional pain—of social media. 

Nov 05 2018

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Dr. Samantha Boardman on the psychology of style

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In our last episode of the season, New York-based psychologist Dr. Samantha Boardman helps us to better understand and appreciate the hardwired, chemical connection between looking good and feeling good. Stay tuned for Season 2!

Jan 23 2017

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Jill Kargman on saying "fuck it!" to fitting in

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Jill Kargman, creator and breakout star of Bravo’s hit scripted series “Odd Mom Out” has built a career in comedy writing around the familiar feelings we all have about not fitting in. With season three just picked up, Jill talks honestly about all the subsequent surprises that come from that very unique and hilarious outsider perspective. Happy holidays and happy New Year! We'll see you back here on 1/9 for a conversation with Rachel Comey on being truly self-made.

Dec 18 2016

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Norma Kamali on the art of reinvention

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Norma Kamali’s iconic 50-year fashion career can be attributed to her near-psychic ability to be ahead of the curve. She's also living proof that personal success—and true love—can show up at any age.

Dec 05 2016

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Rachel Comey on being self-made

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Rachel Comey's cult-like womenswear brand has unwittingly become the new face of real, unpretentious American fashion; one that's personal, artistic, and most importantly, self-made.

Jan 09 2017

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Kate Hudson on balancing big business with sustainable style

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As an extra-busy, Oscar-nominated actress, Kate Hudson is used to juggling (many) roles — which is why the mom of three, and second-generation Hollywood royal, has so deftly maneuvered the corporate and apparel worlds. From designing and growing collections for her $300m+ athleisure company, Fabletics, to a recent ready-to-wear partnership with New York & Company, Kate has proven you don't have to sacrifice a conscious—and creative— approach for the bottom line.

May 13 2019

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Busy Philipps on going filter free

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Busy Philipps has no problem putting it all out there; if you follow her on social media, this shouldn't come as a surprise. With the release of her memoir, This Will Only Hurt A Little, and a talk show premiering on the small screen later this month, Busy's taking her unfiltered self from her phone to your TV and bookshelves – and showing us all how to be real.

Oct 18 2018

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Katja Blichfeld on living your truth

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In the midst of an award-winning career as a casting director, Katja Blichfeld began a little side project with her then husband, Ben Sinclair—a project that would eventually evolve into the mega hit HBO show spinning sweet New York vignettes (plus a weed dealer), High Maintenance. With the series now in its third season, Katja is exploring her own story a lot more closely, too, confronting relationships, identity, new projects, and what it takes to live a life authentic.

Nov 26 2018

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Miranda Kerr on the soulfullness and science of self-care

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Supermodel, mother, author, and CEO/entrepreneur are just a few of the hats worn by Miranda Kerr. With a new line of organic skincare taking off, Miranda shares a side of her rarely seen off the pages of fashion magazines, as well as her philosophies on nutrition, healing, and channeling your focus and intention into a life well-lived.

Oct 16 2017

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Sam Taylor-Johnson on kicking down doors, no matter what

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Sam Taylor-Johnson is one of just four percent of the Hollywood directors of the top 100 films who are women. Such astonishing odds haven’t stopped her from making films that are often visionary in their exploration of the beauty gleaned from a flawed existence. Her latest, an adaptation of James Frey’s controversial best-selling book A Million Little Pieces, stars her husband and creative partner, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, with whom she also co-wrote the script. Sam joins host Christene Barberich in the studio to talk about life as a working mom, beating cancer twice, and the biggest lessons she learned from 50 Shades of Grey.

Dec 05 2019

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Alyssa Mastromonaco on discovering your political values

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Alyssa Mastromonaco didn’t exactly seek out a career in politics but, after an unforgettable college internship in the office of Bernie Sanders, turns out she was made for it. Alyssa rose in the ranks to become a true inspirational Washington insider, serving as President Barack Obama’s Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations from 2011 to 2014. Though she's no longer in the White House, she's still our go-to expert on politics—and life. Alyssa joins us in the studio to talk about how best to find your own connection to politics, why The Bachelor has somehow become the barometer on progressive America, and to reminisce with our host about some of television’s most beloved and defining shows. 

Sep 30 2019

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Elizabeth Olson on the real role of personal style

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As the Senior Director of Brand Creative at Kate Spade, Elizabeth Olson (not the actress) has a sharp eye and strong opinions about what she likes to wear. Previously serving as an Art & Creative Director at multiple magazines including T for the New York Times, Elizabeth has been the driving force behind some of the world's most respected fashion, travel, and food titles, yet, honing her personal style, and weeding through what works and what doesn't is one of her most treasured super-powers. In the heat of Fashion Month, she was exactly the trusted friend I wanted to talk to about designers, shopping, streamlining your stuff, and, yes, Diane Keaton. Listen in on this week's episode of UnStyled, when Elizabeth shares her tips and philosophies for dressing, the early days of blogging, and why Old Céline will never really be old (ever!).

Sep 23 2019

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Molly Ringwald on being eternally iconic

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Molly Ringwald cemented her place in film history as THE face of '80s teen classics — The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, and Pretty In Pink — movies still referenced and celebrated today for their expert portrayals of adolescence in all its brilliant minutiae. And though these era-defining movies made her an icon, as a teen herself, Molly struggled with something more universal: growing up. Tune in for this week’s episode of UnStyled as Molly discusses her early films, relocating and ultimately coming of age in France, and the eventual on-screen pivot from budding teen superstar to author, writer, and present-day in-demand actress.  

Sep 16 2019

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Alyssa Milano on driving a grassroots revolution

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Early on in her stardom, Alyssa Milano learned the importance of using her fame for good. whether it was a kiss on live tv to combat misconceptions around the AIDS/HIV crisis in the late 80's and early 90's or more recently, giving legs to the #MeToo movement, Alyssa is a true advocate for change and she knows that change begins from the ground up. Listen in as we sit with Alyssa to discuss her long tenure of activism and just how crucial one of her latest projects, #2020fund, is to the fight when it comes to spreading awareness for voter turnout in key election states. Alyssa knows that being an advocate comes first, despite the large amount of trolls, and she will always be on the front lines of the revolution. 

Sep 09 2019

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Dorinda Medley on getting older, wiser, and better

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If you'd asked Dorinda Medley ten years ago if she’d be on one of the most successful reality shows in history—and the subject of some of your favorite gifs and memes—she never would have believed you. Whether she's telling someone to "clip" it or just calling them out on their sh*t, Dorinda has become a beloved fixture and fan favorite of Bravo's "Real Housewives of New York City." Though the death of her second husband Richard will always be a part of her, Dorinda is savoring life as an untethered woman, continuing to grow, and, most importantly, having fun on her own terms. Join us this week as Dorinda stops by the studio (with a special guest!) to talk love and relationships, emotional enlightenment, and how being her own person isn't anyone's business but her own.

Sep 02 2019

41mins

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Aminatou Sow on sisterhood and creative soulmates

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Aminatou Sow has been on your airwaves since 2014. An early pioneer of podcasts, Aminatou co-hosts the hugely popular Call Your Girlfriend, where she tackles everything from marriage to toppling the patriarchy. Join us on this week's UnStyled, where Aminatou discusses chronic illness & menopause, her own recovery from cancer, and how a scare with her physical health ultimately impacted her emotional and mental health. Aminatou came to realize that friends will always be there to see her through, and it's that that led to her next project, with her creative soulmate and best friend: a book on what she calls "life's main course"...friendship.

Aug 26 2019

38mins

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Samantha Bee​ on laughing through work and life​

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Samantha Bee is one of the definitive voices of late night television. Her show, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, is known for its sharp and poignant commentary in an era that may not be described as the best of times. But, on this week’s episode of UnStyled, we meet a more personal, vulnerable side of the producer, host and comedian- learning about one of the earliest and most important influences of her life, an unforgettable encounter with Bruce Springsteen and how she's seen it all through a good laugh. Tune in!

Aug 19 2019

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E. Jean Carroll on the precarious role of men

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It's been 24 years since E. Jean Carroll walked into Bergdorf Goodman and was assaulted by the current leader of the free world. As a self-described member of the Silent Generation, E. Jean didn't dwell on the incident that would ultimately change her life and become a defining story in her new collection of essays, a memoir titled, "What Do We Need Men For?" Inspired by the #MeToo movement and the countless readers she's encountered as a longtime advice columnist for Elle Magazine, E. Jean's book traces her life as a woman growing up in the midwest, as a reporter, along with a lifetime of compromising behavior and abuse most women have encountered at some point in their lives, too. Make sure to catch this week's episode of UnStyled, because E. Jean is no longer remaining silent, and you'll definitely want to hear what she has to say.

Aug 12 2019

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Stephanie Danler on writing a new destiny

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Stephanie Danler packed up and headed to New York City with a dream of becoming a writer. But before she could put pen to paper, she embarked on  an ultimately successful career in the restaurant industry — not knowing at the time that this would inspire her breakout novel, Sweetbitter, which would in turn form the basis of an acclaimed Starz TV series. Listen in on this week's episode of UnStyled to hear about Stephanie’s  journey — and how, contending with absent parents, a deteriorating marriage and now, motherhood, Stephanie has always turned to the one constant in her life: writing.

Aug 05 2019

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Shailene Woodley on knowing your worth

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Shailene Woodley worked in Hollywood for 23 years before deciding she'd had enough. It was during this hiatus, while she took time to learn about the world and how she could help make it a better place, that the opportunity of a lifetime arrived. After some convincing, she returned to acting, joining one of the most formidable female casts ever assembled, on HBO’s Big Little Lies. Tune in to this week's episode as Shailene talks staying centered, remaining positive and what she's learning from dealing with relationships in her 20s.

Jul 29 2019

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Stacy London on thriving through grief

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The last few years haven’t been easy for Stacy London—spinal surgery, a breakup, and vanishing finances were just a few of the hurdles the stylist, author, and former What Not To Wear host overcame. What she couldn’t have expected though, was that there was another major life-altering event about to shake up her world all over again. Tune in to hear how Stacy, back as a guest on UnStyled for a third time, is starting her next chapter, gearing up with a new TV show and rebuilding her life after loss, one brilliant moment at a time.

Jul 01 2019

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Jenny Slate on not allowing relationships to define you

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From beloved, unconventional, often hilarious roles as "Marcel the Shell," Mona Lisa Saperstein on "Parks & Recreation," or Donna Stern in the indie hit, "Obvious Child," actor, writer, and comedian Jenny Slate can definitely make you think as much as she makes us laugh. Tune in to this week’s episode of UnStyled where Jenny shares a different side of the funny woman  we've seen before—from breakups that have shaped her, her exit from SNL, her writing (she has a new collection of essays hitting in the fall), and the critical way she's learning to "hold on" and thrive through it all.

Jun 24 2019

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Pamela Adlon on why it’s finally her time

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You may not know her face but you definitely know Pamela Adlon's voice and her vision. She's spent decades in supporting roles (an alum of The Facts of Life and Californication) and voiceovers (young Bobby Hill of King of the Hill), the latter of which garnered her an Emmy. Though she’s been accustomed to life on the periphery, Pamela finally got her shot in the spotlight when she partnered with FX to create her own show, Better Things, a dramedy tour de force that puts women and their stories front and center. Tune in as we talk with Pamela about season 3, moms and daughters, cooking, and of course, finally running the show.

Jun 17 2019

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Elaine Welteroth on taking detours towards your dream

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Elaine Welteroth knew she was destined to work in the magazine industry. After cold-calling editors for months, she got her big break working as an assistant on an Ebony Magazine cover shoot with Serena Williams—a rare opportunity that would eventually lead to her becoming the Editor-in-Chief at Teen Vogue (not to mention, only the second Black EIC in the entire company's history). Although Elaine was the guiding hand behind Teen Vogue's transformation from a fashion magazine to a cultural touchstone in the political sphere, she eventually broke away to ultimately grow in new and unexpected ways. Tune in to this week's conversation to hear more from Elaine on how venturing into the unknown led her to exactly where she wanted to be (even if she didn't know it in the moment).

Jun 10 2019

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Karlie Kloss on re-modeling the tech industry

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Following a chance discovery at her local mall in St. Louis, Karlie Kloss went from shy, awkward freshman to runway It-girl—all during her first year of high school. Today, Karlie has one of the most recognizable faces on the planet. No doubt you’ve seen her on billboards, magazine covers and most recently the small screen hosting the newly revamped Project Runway. After years of being the silent muse in front of the camera, listen in to hear how Karlie has found her voice and is using it to push the boundaries of girls and technology.

Jun 03 2019

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Danielle Cadet on the beauty and importance of celebrating black women

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Refinery29 began Unbothered as an Instagram channel to celebrate black women. Under the tutelage of its new Managing Editor, Danielle Cadet, who hails from the Huffington Post & ESPN, the channel has fully grown to embody and surpass its mission statement of becoming a ‘community celebrating Black voices, Black art, and Black women.’ This week on UnStyled, listen in as Danielle talks about the importance of championing and amplifying black women — and exactly why they’re so unbothered.

May 27 2019

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Stella Bugbee on leaning in to the chaos of the digital world

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In an era where information travels faster than ever before, if you’re not able to adapt, like, ASAP, be prepared to get left behind. That pace and power to respond is something that not only drives Stella Bugbee—longtime editor and newly minted President & EIC of women’s website, The Cut—but it’s become a catalyst for channeling a clear vision through the chaos. Tune in to hear how she leads in an always-on world, as well as her take on where the future of women’s storytelling is headed.

May 20 2019

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Kate Hudson on balancing big business with sustainable style

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As an extra-busy, Oscar-nominated actress, Kate Hudson is used to juggling (many) roles — which is why the mom of three, and second-generation Hollywood royal, has so deftly maneuvered the corporate and apparel worlds. From designing and growing collections for her $300m+ athleisure company, Fabletics, to a recent ready-to-wear partnership with New York & Company, Kate has proven you don't have to sacrifice a conscious—and creative— approach for the bottom line.

May 13 2019

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Chelsea Handler on burning out and reigniting the flame

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Chelsea Handler has no problem telling it like it is. In fact, it’s her straightforward personality that’s been her trademark throughout her late night & Netflix gigs, as well as her six New York Times bestselling books. And, Chelsea’s latest project, Life Will Be The Death Of Me...and you too!, is no different. In this beautiful, often raw memoir, and on this episode of UnStyled, too, Chelsea bares it all, confronting herself (and her fans) all the while, posing some of life’s toughest questions.

May 06 2019

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