Life & Love

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AuthorCreated with Sketch. A year ago, a Cosmo writer lived like Marilyn Monroe for a week, and with May being Audrey Hepburn’s birth month, it seemed like the perfect time for someone to take on the equally-as-famous starlet of that era. And that someone was … me? To be clear, I knew nothing about Audrey
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AuthorCreated with Sketch. Shortly after Nikki Villavicencio gave birth via C-section, there was a complication. Her daughter, Alexandria, was coughing up blood, and Alley’s stomach was swelling. Nikki’s doctors wanted to transfer Alley to the children’s hospital across town. Already afraid for their baby, Nikki and her partner, Darrell Paulsen, panicked. Both parents have significant
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Having a child is a deeply personal decision. It’s also one that is complicated by societal (read: patriarchal) pressures–women are socialized to be caretakers, to believe that motherhood is an inherent part of womanhood. (There’s an entire slogan on Etsy saying that “only the best moms get promoted to grandmas,” as if a child’s choice
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Left: Armani Exchange Dress, $110, armaniexchange.com; Superga Cotu Sneaker, $65, nordstrom.com. Right: Janessa Leone Quatre Hat, $285, janessaleone.com; Armani Exchange Sunglasses, $75, armaniexchange.com; Blouse, Michaela’s own Using natural light is one of her most easy-to-apply tips, though be thoughtful about the time of day you’re going out. Wissen tends to spend the mornings at home
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Relationships are weird, don’t you agree? Other people are unpredictable, and the endless combination of human interactions leads to some pretty frustrating encounters. In Nicole Knows, Nicole Cliffe helps us navigate all the ridiculousness relationships come with. If you have a question for Nicole, email ncadvice@hearst.com Dear Nicole, My mom and my husband really do
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The snip-snip sound of the camera and the occasional directive from the person holding it. The continual vigilance of the light. A measured urgency to capture something magical and true. I became someone else during these shoots. It was like acting but without the pressure of memorizing lines. My friends said they would be terrified
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Dear E. Jean: I’m curious: Should I have sex before marriage? —XX Metta Miss Metta: Before I respond, please answer two questions for me: (1) How old are you? (2) Are you in love? —Ravishing Regards, E. Jean Auntie Eeeee: I’m 22. Just graduating college. An old soul. As for being in love, every day