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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 Rodarte's Kate and Laura Mulleavy, Miranda Kerr, Chloe x Halle, Alexa Chung, Gabrielle Union, Sophia Bush and more. For more UnStyled extras check out @christenebarberich and sign up here for our exclusive UnStyled newsletter delivered straight to your inbox every week. Thanks for tuning in!
||ExplicitLaura 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.||12/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSesali Bowen on the art of turning your voice into a dream job||Refinery29 entertainment writer Sesali Bowen has been cultivating her voice as an authority on pop culture through the unique lens of being a self-described fat black queer woman and trap feminist. Born and raised in Chicago and a previous campus organizer for Planned Parenthood, Sesali never thought it was possible to turn her writing hobby into a career path, but not only has she done just that, she's helping to shape a powerful new view of the young feminist voice.||12/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNaomi Wolf on decoding the new Beauty Myths and mobilizing a new generation of activism||It's been 30 years since Naomi Wolf penned the then—and still—electrifying feminist handbook The Beauty Myth, a game-changing bestseller that cemented her status as a third-wave feminist and cultural critic. Today, Naomi is focusing her work and voice on ushering in a new generation of feminists and activists with her latest endeavor, DailyClout, a site designed to excite digitally engaged democracy.||11/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBethann Hardison on the power to continually drive racial diversity on the runways||Following the now-legendary 1973 Battle of Versaille fashion show, Bethann Hardison was the coveted supermodel of the moment. And though this speaker, activist, and iconic model may no longer walk the runway in a traditional sense, Bethann's presence is there, as she continues to fire and fuel the fashion industry and, specifically, her long-held commitment to driving more and continued diversity down the runways.||11/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAlexa 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.||11/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRefinery29's Amy Emmerich and Elisa Kreisinger on broadcasting the revolution for women to see, feel, and claim their power||It's been 100 years since women gained the right to voite in New York, and over the last century, we've made major strides, but really, our struggle for complete equality is far from done. Since we launched in 2005, Refinery29 has made it its mission to be a catalyst for women to see, feel, and claim their power. And, in this special bonus episode, we sat down for a conversation with Amy Emmerich, Refinery29's Chief Content Officer, and Elisa Kreisinger aka PopCulturePirate and host of our sister podcast, "Strong Opinions Loosely Held" to mark this historic anniversary and how R29 continues to provide a safe place for women to tell and share their stories as a critical part of this Fourth Wave of feminism.||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGabrielle Union on fearlessness, for real||You may have first fallen in serious love with Gabrielle Union from her supporting roles in the most iconic '90s coming-of-age classics. But these days, Gabrielle has shifted squarely into the spotlight, most recently starring in a 4-season run of the hit BET show, Being Mary Jane, and as a newly minted bestselling author of her memoir, "We're Going to Need More Wine." As one of today's most commanding female voices, Gabrielle is writing her own script, sharing honest stories about her work, her relationships, her journey to becoming a mother, and more. And yeah, she's also never not killing it in the style department, too.||11/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitStacy 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.||10/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChloe x Halle on the power of dream-boarding your dream life||Just a few years ago, sisters Chloe x Halle lit up the music world through a "little" YouTube collection of hit song covers. Since then, they've relocated to Los Angeles from Atlanta, been signed to Beyoncé's management company, have performed on the stages of SXSW at the request of Michelle Obama, and basically have been living the teenage dream. On this episode of UnStyled, Chloe x Halle talk about life, developing as young artists, and their rituals for manifesting their music...and dreams. Thank you to Chloe x Halle and Parkwood Entertainment for permission to feature Chloe x Halle's song 'Up All NIght' in this episode!||10/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMiranda 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.||10/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRodarte's Kate and Laura Mulleavy on the motivations of a modern renaissance woman||Until recently, Kate and Laura Mulleavy have focused their storytelling through the creation of artful, often ephemeral fashion designs. As their now iconic company and collection, Rodarte, continues to be a staple among Hollywood's most intriguing, the designers share the newest chapter to their story. . . on the big screen.||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWelcome to UnStyled Season 2!||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 Rodarte's Kate and Laura Mulleavy, Miranda Kerr, Chloe x Halle, Alexa Chung, Gabrielle Union, Sophia Bush and more. For more UnStyled extras check out @christenebarberich and sign up here for our exclusive UnStyled newsletter delivered straight to your inbox every week. Thanks for tuning in!||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBONUS! Connie Wang on finding your own style||Refinery29’s Fashion Features Director, Connie Wang, shares her circuitous path from Minnesota to Manhattan, tracing her love of unconventional style, and how other young women can tap into their roots, not just trends, as a means of inspiration.||1/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDr. Samantha Boardman on the psychology of style||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!||1/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPiera Gelardi on the origin story||From mini dinner parties to maxi events for thousands, co-founder and executive creative director Piera Gelardi knows how to make life—and a brand—memorable. Drawing inspiration from everything and everywhere, Piera talks candidly about how her passion for art, style, and experiences has helped put Refinery29 on a global stage, and has made her a women's media force to be reckoned with.||1/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRachel Comey on being self-made||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.||1/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJill Kargman on saying "f**k it!" to fitting in||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.||12/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAmy Sall on cultural appropriation & preservation||Global style influencer, human rights activist, and cultural studies professor Amy Sall has spent her life negotiating two continents—an experience that's helped shape her view of African Thought as well as that powerful place where style, culture, and politics meet.||12/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNorma Kamali on the art of reinvention||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.||12/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAshley Graham on revolutionizing the female form||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.||11/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLeandra Medine on building a new-world empire||Leandra Medine's ManRepeller website is known for its no-apologies, zero-f***s 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.||11/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitStacy London on style transformations||She's best known for her ten years hosting TLC's "What Not To Wear," but today, Stacy London is even more vocal about her perspectives on personal style—it's never about how young, rich, or thin we are; it's about getting real with ourselves at the most crucial moments in our lives.||11/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDanielleBrooks on becoming yourself||Starring in the Netflix series "Orange is the New Black" and the Tony-Award winning musical "The Color Purple" simultaneously, superstar actress Danielle Brooks is not only living out her own dream but inspiring other women to find theirs, too.||11/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWelcome to UnStyled!||Here's what to expect from Refinery29's newest podcast.||10/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
It's about time there's a podcast about fashion & style that is honest, candid & substantial. Christene the host dives into other issues too which is great because women care about other stuff besides style.
So raw, so real, so much love
I didn't know what to expect when I started listening, but all I can say is that it is about time there is something out there that is so real, raw and about fashion. Love what this podcast is about and what this represents.
More of this!!
Loved the first few episodes of Unstyled! So delighted at the first guest and all the wonderful, smart, cool, hilarious guests on the lineup to follow. Christene has a beautfiul voice so comforting and wise, and I cant wait for more. Very inspiring!