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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!
||ExplicitHilaria Baldwin on new motherhood and mom goals||Hilaria Baldwin, mother of four and wife of that Alec, is pretty much mom goals. She's grown her family in the last four and a half years and while it may have tested her body—and her fans—her resolve remains stronger than ever. After overcoming her own struggles of early adulthood (body image, eating disorders, and injury) and finally opening herself to a new kind of love, Hilaria is fully focused on being the best mom she can for her partner and four kids...or will it be five?||11/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLena 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.||11/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMisty Copeland on overcoming struggle through grace||No one embodies the word 'grace' quite like Misty Copeland. After discovering ballet at age 13, she went from classes at the local Boys & Girls Club (an organization she is still deeply involved with today) to becoming the first African American principal dancer for the renowned American Ballet Theatre. We sat down with the world's most beloved prima ballerina to hear her story of personal discovery, of struggle, and how through it all, Mariah Carey will always be by her side.||10/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBethenny 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?||10/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBusy 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.||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTess Holliday on upending the attitudes and industry of size inclusivity||Tess Holliday isn't someone to take her success for granted...because she's more than earned it. Frequently bullied while growing up in a small town in the Bible Belt, Tess dreamed of being a model, despite the fact that there were no models working that looked like her. Fast-forward, and this international celebrity and advocate for body diversity and body positivity has just released her TV special on People, graced the covers of both Self and Cosmo UK, not to mention a slew of other projects in the works. As one of the most recognizable plus-size models and activists, Tess has completely upended the world's notions of size inclusivity, and what that really looks like.||10/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHanya Yanagihara on making your mark in a brave new media world||Seasoned editor Hanya Yanagihara took the helm of T, The NY Times Style Magazine, in 2017, and under her editorship, the magazine’s coverage of all things style, arts, and culture has faithfully sharpened its edge. On her off hours, she's renowned as one of the most compelling and unconventional best-selling novelists of our time. Listen in to hear how this legendary wordsmith is making her mark in the new age of media.||10/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCynthia Erivo on navigating success & destiny||Cynthia Erivo didn’t plan on a career in entertainment, but after being encouraged to enroll in the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, there was no turning back. With a whole host of awards and accolades already filling up her resume, this actor-singer is now transforming from Broadway starlet to the big screen’s leading lady. She’s always had a big voice, but now Cynthia Erivo is cultivating the kind of career that only the biggest dreams are made of.||9/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJenna 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.||9/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCynthia Nixon on being the political change we’ve been waiting for||Lately, Tony/Grammy/Emmy award winning actress Cynthia Nixon is more frequently recognized for her activism than her iconic roles. Fighting for marijuana legalization, more funding in public schools and raising taxes for the one percent, Nixon is working to change New York for the better and make it a community for ALL. Just weeks before the primary, we sat with Nixon to talk about her plans as she aims to land her next big role...as governor.||9/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitYara Shahidi on being an everyday agent of change||If you're like us, you've grown to know and love teen supernova, Yara Shahidi through her standout role as Zoey Johnson on hit TV show, Black-ish, a role that's swiftly catapulted her to stardom. Not only has Yara already locked in the second season of her spinoff show, Grown-ish but she's also expanding her resume to include directing her first film and becoming a civic engagement advocate. Way wise beyond her 17 years, Yara has emerged a true and committed agent of change, setting a powerful example for her peers and the rest of us, too.||2/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSophia 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.||12/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||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|
||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|
||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|
||ExplicitWelcome to UnStyled!||Here's what to expect from Refinery29's newest podcast.||10/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
I LOVE this podcast. Christene Barberich is such a perceptive and sympathetic interviewer. The interviews are substantive; they explore women's confidence and self-expression. They give the listener permission to be different, to not conform to expectations. I wish I'd had this voice when I was growing up in the 1960's! It would have made all the difference in the world.
Christene is by far the best interviewer out there...and I listen to a LOT of podcasts. She has wonderful insight, perspective and a knack for bringing out the best in the interviewee.
A must add!