Style Notes: Jessica Chastain Covers Porter; Interview Mag Names "The New Progressives"

Jessica Chastain Porter Magazine cover - S 2016
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Tuesday's must-reads.

Jessica Chastain Talks Acting, Gender Equality for Porter Magazine [Porter]
Jessica Chastain knows a good cover opportunity when she sees one. Not only was she outfitted in Gucci for Porter magazine's spring issue, but she also got to cuddle a baby kangaroo. In the accompanying interview, the Oscar-nominated actress opened up about her (relatively) late arrival to Hollywood and gender equality. "When you have both genders represented, then you have a healthier point of view," she said.

Hari Nef, Rowan Blanchard, Amandla Stenberg Named "New Progressives" [Interview]
Thanks to social media, young up-and-comers have the opportunity to speak out on issues from feminism to racial equality to transgender issues on an open, unfiltered platform. Interview mag has named these influencers — including Girl Meets World's Rowan Blanchard, The Hunger Games' Amandla Stenberg and model/actress Hari Nef — the "New Progressives," and highlighted them on their April cover. 

B. Akerlund Calls Herself a Fashion Activist [Lenny Letter]
In Lena Dunham's latest Lenny Letter, B. Akerlund — best known for her work styling Lady Gaga, Madonna and Beyonce — redefined her title, branding herself as a "fashion activist" rather than stylist. As the founder of the portfolio-style app Who You Are as well as the PR Agency The Residency, Akerlund has quite the packed résumé. But her greatest accomplishment to date is still "The Madonna Super Bowl" because "it will forever go down in history."

Joseph Altuzarra Turned Down Jobs at Luxury Brands [Fashionista]
While speaking at Surface's "Design Dialogues" panel hosted by New York Times fashion critic Vanessa Friedman, Joseph Altuzarra revealed that though he had been approached by various luxury brands in the past, for now, he plans to stick with his own namesake label. Friedman commended his choice, adding, "I really think that we don't have enough new blood and new ideas and we should support it."