We Rate The Best Subscription Boxes: Accessories


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Subscription boxes: everyone talks about them, you probably know at least one person who uses them, and there are a bazillion options in every category imaginable. Seriously, you can get anything in the mail monthly from a dive bar T-shirt to apocalypse survival gear and candy; every niche is covered. It's easier than ever to test one out too—many subscription box services have veered from commitment-based contracts to month-to-month, so getting a fix now comes with way less stress (why yes, we will take one box of Bacon of the Month).

We love surprises, and we love feeling special even more, so it only made sense to try out the best of the boxes and see which ones are worth shelling out for. This first go-around, we tackled accessories, delighting in packages that deliver everything from shiny baubles to bags direct to your doorstep. While some act as rental services and others are pre-paid delights, there's a model for every taste and wallet. Check out the gallery below to see what catches your fancy. Bonus: Because we love you, we even snagged some exclusive discount codes as well.

Our Favorite: Rocksbox


Cost: $19 a month for unlimited jewelry rental (three pieces at a time).

The dirt: Rocksbox won our hearts with no contest. Not only does the service let you try before you buy (or, shoot, just get a never-ending rotation of pieces to try), everything down to the packaging and personalized insert card was smartly put together, fresh, and trendy. Sign up and take a style survey, then head over to their digital showcase where you can add pieces you like to a wish list. A stylist then sends out a mix of wish list items with handpicked ones in the cutest of boxes tied with a bubblegum pink bow. The combined value of the jewelry usually sits around $200 and once you get them, you can wear everything as much as you want until you're ready to get another three new pieces. If you fall in love with something, keep it at a discounted price.

Code: Enter "nylonmag" at checkout to receive your first month free. Offer ends April 15.

Cara Delevingne, Ashley Benson, and Agyness Deyn also star

Elisabeth Moss is trying to keep it together as punk rock artist Becky Something in the trailer for forthcoming movie Her Smell. She's surrounded by iconic faces who make up her band Something She, Gayle Rankin as Ali van der Wolff and Agyness Deyn as Marielle Hell, as she grapples with the fact that her musical prowess just doesn't draw as big a crowd as it used to.

In addition to the wavering fame, Becky is "grappling with motherhood, exhausted bandmates, nervous record company executives, and a new generation of rising talent eager to usurp her stardom," according to a press release. "When Becky's chaos and excesses derail a recording session and national tour, she finds herself shunned, isolated and alone. Forced to get sober, temper her demons, and reckon with the past, she retreats from the spotlight and tries to recapture the creative inspiration that led her band to success." And what's clear from the trailer, Moss is absolutely meant for this role, transforming into the punk on the brink of collapse.

Rounding out the cast are Ashley Benson, Cara Delevingne, and Dan Stevens. Watch the official trailer, below. Her Smell hits theaters on April 12 in New York and 14 in L.A., with "national expansion to follow."




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In an acceptance speech at the BRIT Awards

As The 1975 accepted the BRIT Award for Best British group, outspoken frontman Matty Healy shared the words of journalist Laura Snapes as a way of calling out misogyny that remains ever-present in the music industry. Healy lifted a powerful quote from Snapes' coverage of allegations against Ryan Adams for The Guardian: "Male misogynist acts are examined for nuance and defended as traits of 'difficult' artists, [while] women and those who call them out are treated as hysterics who don't understand art."

Snapes reacted almost immediately on Twitter, saying she was "gobsmacked, and honoured that he'd use his platform to make this statement." Snapes had originally written the line for an interview she published with Sun Kil Moon singer Mark Kozelek back in 2015, in response to Kozelek publicly calling her a "bitch" who "totally wants to have my babies" because she requested to speak in person rather than via e-mail, which she brought up in the more recent piece on Adams. Kozelek's vile response, and the misogyny that allowed it to play out without real consequences, it could be argued, could have easily played out in the same way in 2019, which makes her reiteration of the line, and Healy's quoting it on such a large platform, all the more important.

It should be noted that back in December, Healy caught a bit of heat himself on Twitter for an interview with The Fader in which he insinuated that misogyny was an issue exclusive to hip-hop, and that rock 'n' roll had freed itself of it. He clarified at length on Twitter and apologized, saying, "I kinda forget that I'm not very educated on feminism and misogyny and I cant just 'figure stuff out' in public and end up trivializing the complexities of such enormous, experienced issues."