Rank #1: Sophia Bush on (finally) rewriting the rules of your own life
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.
Rank #2: Jenny Slate on not allowing relationships to define you
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.
Rank #3: Leandra Medine on building a new-world empire
Rank #4: Stacy London on thriving through grief
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.
Rank #5: Jenna Lyons on the art of starting over
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.
Rank #6: Alexa Chung on the very stylish life of the ultimate outsider-insider
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.
Rank #7: Shailene Woodley on knowing your worth
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.
Rank #8: Ashley Graham on revolutionizing the female form
Rank #9: Stacy London on finding the courage to reboot your life
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.
Rank #10: Chelsea Handler on burning out and reigniting the flame
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.
Rank #11: Bethenny Frankel on being a natural born disruptor
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?
Rank #12: Kate Hudson on balancing big business with sustainable style
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.
Rank #13: Jill Kargman on saying "fuck it!" to fitting in
Rank #14: Dr. Samantha Boardman on the psychology of style
Rank #15: Busy Philipps on going filter free
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.
Rank #16: Norma Kamali on the art of reinvention
Rank #17: Lena Dunham on forging a path to what's next
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.
Rank #18: Miranda Kerr on the soulfullness and science of self-care
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.
Rank #19: Laura Brown on navigating the brave new world of women's media
Aussie native Laura Brown came to NYC 16 years ago with $1,000 in her pocket and zero industry contacts. Fast forward to 2017, one year into her role as Editor-in-Chief of America's most influential lifestyle magazine InStyle, where she's redefining how to tell vibrant stories about some of the world's most influential celebrities and game-changers. As one of the leading voices informing women's media today, Laura joined UnStyled to discuss her own unique path, fusing her signature "funny" into fashion, as well as the ideas and shifts that are actively shaping women's content and the cultural zeitgeist as we know it.