There’s a new wave of activists coming to the forefront of history — and it’s a very fashionable group. On the heels of the announcement that Conde Nast’s brainchild, Teen Vogue, will no longer be regularly distributed, editor Elaine Welteroth and digital editor Phillip Picardi decided to round up their demographic and head to L.A. for the first annual Teen Vogue Summit. What actually interested me in this summit was the panel of women like Hillary Clinton and Maxine Waters who spoke to a lawn of trendy teenagers about the importance of activism and staying woke during this challenging political climate. Makeup tutorials and clothing hauls are cool, but so is getting involved and speaking up for what you believe in. —Contributing writer Beth Delany
The royal treatment
Everyone says the shining star of “The Crown” — which premieres its second season Dec. 8 — is Queen Elizabeth, played by Claire Foy. But I’d argue it’s Vanessa Kirby, the beautiful spitfire who plays the queen’s chain-smoking younger sister and ultimate trouble maker of Buckingham Palace, Margaret. Vanity Fair writer Julie Miller interviewed Kirby, who she calls the “heartbeat of the first season,” about her commitment to playing the princess and staying true to her essence. Kirby even has pictures of Princess Margaret all over her house — even in “the loo”— for inspiration. “… I think [it’s] quite disturbing for anyone who comes over and doesn’t know that I play her.” I’ve always been fascinated by Princess Margaret. Most people know her as the sad princess because of her misfortune in love, but I think Kirby’s portrayal shows viewers that Princess Margaret was just a young girl who was bent on the pursuit of a good time, but fell victim to her times — and title. —Senior editor Chiara Milioulis
A very Kardashian Christmas
If there’s one thing I love, it’s an adorable toddler. But throw in Kim Kardashian and her two children into the mix, and I love it even more. For the holidays this year, KKW is gifting us with a 25-day countdown to Christmas with intimate photos of her family. Shot by photographer/creative director Eli Russell Linnetz (who also shot Kanye’s “Fade” music video), fans get to see North West, 4, and Saint West, 2, in their cutest, most candid form. —Editorial intern Gretchen Sterba
Kick in the pants
There seems to be a little confusion among a myriad of power-hungry men that needs clarification. Matt Lauer, Harvey Weinstein and Louis C.K. (just to name a few) seem to be under the offensive and false assumption that power and success translate into being able to freely expose yourself whenever you feel like it — regardless of your present environment and who you might permanently scar. We would very much like to clear up any confusion and recommend this step-by-step guide of when it is and when it is not OK to drop-trou. Based on recent events, this explanation is crucial. Chris Rosenthall speaks on behalf of all of us when he explains that keeping your pants on at the workplace should be the general rule of thumb. —Contributing writer Beth Delany
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