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Style Notes: Hillary Clinton's Response to 15-Year-Old's Body Image Question; J. Crew's New Balance Collab

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Hillary Clinton Answers Teen's Question About Body Image [The New York Times]
On Tuesday evening, Hillary Clinton held a town hall in Haverford Community Recreation and Environmental Center in Haverford, Pa., where she was accompanied by daughter Chelsea and actress Elizabeth Banks. During the night, a 15-year-old girl who The New York Times identified as Brennan Leach asked the Democratic presidential nominee how she would "help girls understand that they are so much more than just what they look like." To which Clinton responded: "We can’t take any of this seriously anymore. We need to laugh at it. We need to refute it. We need to ignore it. And we need to stand up to it," before adding, "Let’s be the best we can be. Let’s be proud of who we are." Watch her full response in the video below.

J. Crew Partners With New Balance for Activewear [WWD]
J. Crew is moving into the activewear space, thanks to its new partnership with Boston-based athletic brand New Balance. The collab, debuting Tuesday, will offer 20 styles for women (prices range from $15 to $200) and then expand to menswear next spring. According to J. Crew CEO Mickey Drexler, the retailer wanted to find the right partner before taking the leap with athleisure. "We did not have the expertise to do this alone. We have style sense and quality sense. But we didn’t have the technical sense in getting it done. It’s really important for us to do it — and to do it right," he said. New Balance's shoes, some designed exclusively for J. Crew, have previously been sold at the retailer. The co-branded collection will be sold online and in stores of both brands.

OPI Releases Breakfast at Tiffany's-Inspired Nail Polishes [Hello Giggles]
Just in time for the 55th anniversary of Breakfast at Tiffany's, OPI has released a holiday polish collection inspired by the iconic fashion film. The nail-lacquer range comes in hues like classic robin's egg blue (called "I Believe in Manicures"), a deep red ("Got the Mean Reds"), sparkly silver ("Champagne for Breakfast") and more that would make Holly Golightly proud. Should fans have trouble deciding which shade to get, there's a 25-piece set featuring all the colors, now available at ulta.com for $49.95.

 

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