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What’s Your Dream Engagement Ring Based On Your Zodiac Sign?

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Stars, like diamonds, are forever

If you're the type of person who carefully studies the compatibility of zodiac signs when entering a relationship, you know that the stars rarely lead us astray. (Maybe occasionally they do, but we blame it on the Mercury Retrograde.) Having often turned to our astrological charts to understand relationship successes and failures or explain a seemingly serendipitous meeting as being "in the stars," we wouldn't hesitate in enlisting astrology when finding a dream engagement ring.

Find out what the stars predict will be the bauble that you will actually want to wear, based on your zodiac sign, below.

Aries

One of my favorite engagement rings ever is that of entrepreneur and DJ Hannah Bronfman. And while Bronfman's a Scorpio, her octagonal halo by Monique Pean can easily qualify as an Aries ring. A fire sign, an Aries isn't afraid to rebel against traditions and would easily pick a colored diamond or even a non-diamond stone in an unorthodox shape.

Monique Pean, Champagne diamond ring with white diamond pave.

Taurus

A Taurus is the ultimate boss of the zodiac and knows what they want exactly how they want it—and what they want is nothing short of the highest quality and craftsmanship. Their no-BS attitude demands a ring that's stunning in its simplicity, with no added details. And while that may read as a ring in simple shape like an emerald cut, one would be remiss not to consider the importance of carat size or clarity of the diamond when it comes to these lovers of all things beautiful.

Marisa Perry by Douglas Elliott, six carat emerald cut ring in platinum setting.

Gemini

With their many sides, a Gemini needs a ring that's equally versatile, preventing this Mercury sign from ever getting bored. It looks like New York designer Anna Sheffield had these dual personality-possessing air signs in mind when she created "suites," made up of engagement rings paired with top and bottom nesting and stacking bands. With a mix of stone cuts, diamond types (her black and gray diamond selection is beautiful), and setting metals, a Gemini can play with their ring look endlessly should budget allow.

Anna Sheffield, Hazeline Ceremonial Suite No. 01.

Cancer

Those born under the sign of Cancer are exceptionally romantic and traditional. They also have impeccable, very refined taste. Avid watchers of all rom-coms involving weddings, their sensitive hearts would flutter at the thought of a ring in a blue box from an institution as iconic as Tiffany's. A timeless and elegant cut like a solitaire is best suited for these moon-ruled romantics. Alrighty.

Tiffany, True engagement ring.

Leo

Statement-making and attention-seeking, a Leo needs a ring that's just as loud as their personality. The more diamonds, the better, is the motto for these fire beings. (I would want to count the number of Leos who will have their eyes on this all-diamond number come next month.) Can't afford their taste for as much as sparkle as possible? Opt for a different gem (like an emerald or sapphire) but in a bigger size.

De Beers, Aura double halo solitaire ring.

Virgo

This spring, I went with one of my best friends, who is a Virgo, to select her engagement ring. She wanted an oval with a halo (but a very tiny halo!), a band that was thin (but rose gold!!), and a modern setting (but possibly updated with diamonds from earrings from her grandfather!!!). You should take two things from this: (1) Virgos are control freaks (but in the nicest way possible!) who want to pick for themselves the ring they will have to wear every day, and (2) it's all in the details for these Earth signs; an unexpected touch, like a twisted band or a mixed metal setting, will not go unnoticed.

David Yurman, Lanai full pave oval engagement ring.

Libra

A literal scale, Libras are the most balanced of zodiac signs. They want a stylish ring that will also be timeless; a simple one but one that's not boring or too traditional. That may sound complicated but it's not—a ring with three proportionate stones, with an emerald cut diamond that's equally elegant and understated at its center, will be suitable to these juxtaposition-loving signs.

Trumpet and Horn, Windsor three-stone ring.

Scorpio

Lady Gaga blinded the world when she debuted her massive, heart-shaped engagement ring from her now-ex Taylor Kinney. While Gaga is an Aries Sun, she is a true Scorpio Moon, which produces people that are anything but subtle. (Her current pink diamond engagement ring from Christian Carino is just as extravagant.) A big rock, an unexpected cut, an extravagant setting—these are the ways to the hearts of these wild water signs, who are always looking to shock and steal the spotlight.

Cartier, 1985 heart-shaped diamond ring.

Sagittarius

A Sagittarius loves a good story. The restless explorers of the zodiac, they roam the world in search of new adventures, experiences, and people. As such, they would love a vintage ring with a fascinating story (one potentially involving a mystery) attached to it, modeled after one from a prominent (better yet, scandalous for its time) figure from the past, or sourced from a place far away that will remind them of roads yet untraveled.

Erica Weiner, Art Deco diamond bombé ring with French-cut sapphires.

Capricorn

Capricious are efficient communicators of the zodiac who know exactly what they want and have zero tolerance for time idly spent. These Saturn-ruled signs will want to create a custom ring for themselves—yes, because they don't think anyone else knows them as well as they do but also because they are notoriously pragmatic and will see the time someone spent pondering their taste a waste (it's common sense, so what if that hurts their partner's feelings?). So, instead of a ring, they would prefer a jeweler that will create the exact ring that they want. Think: Clear Cut that creates and sells custom rings through Instagram DMs!

Aquarius

Sometimes altruistic to a fault, those born under the Aquarius sign do not tolerate injustice. When it comes to their dream ring, they will foremost be concerned about the ethical practices involving the diamond source, which is why so many opt for non-diamond rings (another reason for this is that they love to be original and different from the rest). A ring that will satisfy their noble nature will come from an independent retailer or jeweler committed to using ethically and responsibly sourced gems or recycled materials. Bonus if the ring has a quirky design.

Catbird, New Moon diamond solitaire ring.

Pisces

Pisces are devoted creatures of the water. Artsy, extremely sensitive, and romantic, they need a ring they can get lost in with their many, many thoughts. A sapphire would remind them of the ocean water that is as deep and turbulent as the many, many feelings they feel all the time, while a tear drop cut will spur a memory of the beautifully melancholic first day of fall when they wallowed while watching the rain pouring outside the window and waving summer goodbye.

Vrai & Oro, pear pave ring.

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"I had to create a harder shell about being a woman"

In a panel discussion during Gwyneth Paltrow's In Goop Health summit, actress Jessica Alba revealed that she "stopped eating" to avoid unwanted attention from men when she was first starting her career in Hollywood.

According to People, Alba said that she "had a curvy figure as a young girl" and, as such, was made to feel as though her body was the reason that men may be inappropriate toward her. "I was meant to feel ashamed if I tempted men," Alba said during the panel discussion. "Then I stopped eating a lot when I became an actress. I made myself look more like a boy so I wouldn't get as much attention. I went through a big tomboy phase."

She continued, "In Hollywood, you're really preyed upon. They see a young girl, and they just want to touch you inappropriately or talk to you inappropriately or think that they're allowed to be aggressive with you in a way."

Alba also noted that she was raised in a conservative household. "My mom would say, 'You have a body, and it's very womanly, and people don't understand that you're 12,'" she said. "I wasn't allowed to have my nalgas out, which is butt cheeks [in Spanish], but I was born with a giant booty, and they come out of everything. So, I didn't get to wear normal things that all my friends wore."

She said that these reactions to her body really affected her attitude. "I created this pretty insane 'don't fuck with me' [attitude]," she said. "I had to create a harder shell about being a woman."

According to her, her relationship to her body only changed when her first child, Honor, was born in 2008. "[After she was born,] I was like, Oh this is what these boobies are meant to do! Feed a kid!" she said. "And that was the dopest shit I'd ever done. So, I came into my body as a woman finally and I stopped being ashamed of myself."

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Because of course

Teva, the most obvious lesbian footwear brand since Birkenstock, really knows its customer base. In time for Pride, the brand has teamed up with Tegan and Sara for a gay shoe to end all gay shoes. In other words, your Pride footwear is on lock.

The shoe isn't just your average Teva sandal. Tegan and Sara's design, the Teva Flatform Universal Pride sandal, is a 2.5-inch platform shoe with a rainbow sole. Tegan and Sara noted in a press release that they have been Teva wearers for pretty much their whole lives. "We got our first pair of Teva sandals when we were 16," they said. "This rainbow Flatform collab is like full circle LGBTQ+ Pride validation."

What's better, with each sandal sale, Teva will donate $15 to the Tegan and Sara Foundation, up to $30,000. The funds donated will go toward scholarships which will give young members of the LGBTQ+ community the chance to go to summer camps which will "help develop self-confidence and leadership abilities in a safe and nurturing environment." Tegan and Sara added, "Teva's generous support for our foundation will allow us to help even more LGBTQ+ youth."

Available today at Teva's and Nordstrom's websites, the sandal retails for $80.

Photo courtesy of Teva

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"Focusing on innovative materials will allow the company to explore new boundaries of creative design"

Prada Group has announced that Prada, as well as all of its brands, will now be fur-free. According to a press release from the Humane Society, Prada, Miu Miu, Church's, and Car Shoe will ban the use of fur beginning with the Spring/Summer 2020 collection (aka the Fashion Week coming up next). The list of fashion designers banning fur only continues to grow, with 3.1 Phillip Lim, Coach, Armani, Versace, Gucci, and more having stopped using the material in seasons past.

"The Prada Group is committed to innovation and social responsibility, and our fur-free policy—reached following a positive dialogue with the Fur Free Alliance, in particular with LAV and the Humane Society of the United States—is an extension of that engagement," Miuccia Prada told the Human Society. "Focusing on innovative materials will allow the company to explore new boundaries of creative design while meeting the demand for ethical products."

Following London Fashion Week designers forgoing the use of fur in September and the first-ever Vegan Fashion Week taking place in February, it's easy to imagine an entirely fur-free fashion future. It's especially easy, I presume, for the brands to consider a fur-free future, given that entire cities and states are taking a stance. New York is following in the footsteps of Los Angeles banning fur, with a bill proposed this March that would ban sales across New York State.

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"Club leisure" is the new athleisure

Alexander Wang is recognizing clubbing as the workout that it truly is with his latest Adidas collaboration. In this fifth installment, he "changes gears," per a press release from the brand, taking the iconic sports brand to the dance floor.

For the new campaign, the collection comes to life in iconic choreographer Tanisha Scott's dance studio and stars dancers Noemi Janumala, Dakota Moore, Avi McClish, and Olivia Burgess. The dancers show just how far these clothes can go when you want to bust a move or stretch, but TBH, I'll leave these poses to the pros and just use my clothes for flexing on the 'gram.

The collection—which features six apparel items, three shoes, and six accessories—features, per a press release, "Wang's knack for pre-styling." Standouts from the mostly black-and-white items include a silver sneaker that was *made* for moonwalking, an airy windbreaker that has just the right dash of bright blue with the scattered Adidas trefoil design, and a towel hoodie that you won't feel bad sweating in.

Ahead of the May 25 collection drop online and in stores, peep the gorgeous campaign images below.

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Adidas Originals by AW, Sweatshirt in Black, $250, available starting May 25 at Adidas; Adidas Originals by AW, Towel, $80, available starting May 25 at Adidas; Adidas Originals by AW, Joggers, $250, available starting May 25 at Adidas; Adidas Originals by AW, Turnout BBall Shoes, $250, available starting May 25 at Adidas.

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Adidas Originals by AW, Towel Hoodie, $350, available starting May 25 at Adidas; Adidas Originals by AW, Sock Leggings, $60, available starting May 25 at Adidas; Adidas Originals by AW, Adilette Slides, $90, available starting May 25 at Adidas.

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Adidas Originals by AW, Futureshell Shoes in Platinum Metallic, $250, available starting May 25 at Adidas.

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Adidas Originals by AW, Sweatshirt in Core White, $280, available starting May 25 at Adidas; Adidas Originals by AW, Shorts in Core White, $120, available starting May 25 at Adidas.

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Adidas Originals by AW, Sweatshirt in Black, $250, available starting May 25 at Adidas; Adidas Originals by AW, Bum Bag, $50, available staring May 25 at Adidas; Adidas Originals by AW, Towel, $80, available starting May 25 at Adidas; Adidas Originals by AW, Turnout BBall Shoes, $250, available starting May 25 at Adidas; Adidas Originals by AW, Duffle Bag, $70, available starting May 25 at Adidas.

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And Nikolaj Coster-Waldau's reaction to that prediction is literally all of us

Though it felt like no one saw the bonkers end to Game of Thrones coming, Gwendoline Christie, who played Ser Brienne of Tarth on the show, predicted exactly who would end up with the majority of power in the Seven, or rather, Six Kingdoms years before it all went down. During an interview leading up to the penultimate season of Game of Thrones in 2017, Christie sat down with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (aka Jaime Lannister) for an interview with Mario Lopez, and they were both asked to predict how the whole thing would come to a close. Spoilers ahead...

Lopez posed the question, "If you were a gambling man, who would you say?" Coster-Waldau replied: "Well gambling, the odds now are clearly in Daenerys Targaryan's favor. Or, that guy," he said, pointing to a picture of the Night King.

But Christie, knowing Game of Thrones' tendencies toward the unpredictable, came right back at Coster-Waldau, asking, "But don't you think it's going to be someone out of left field?"

"So I'm wondering if it might be Bran," Christie suggested, "Just because we keep seeing the world from his perspective, don't we? We keep seeing the visions. So is he in the future, projecting in the past?"

Coster-Waldau's reaction to the suggestion that Bran will rule over them all is, well, exactly how we all felt watching it play out in real time this past Sunday evening. "The three eyed raven? As a king? No, that doesn't make sense," he said. And, well, same. Because while I usually *adore* watching Christie shut down Coster-Waldau, like they're an old married couple bickering, this time I'm on his side. It made no sense!

Coster-Waldau attempted to reason with her, saying that if Bran was planning the whole thing, then he wanted Jaime to push him out the window, and that makes no sense at all. But Christie stood firm in her belief, and, as last Sunday demonstrated, her commitment to this highly improbably outcome paid off. We hope she placed a sizable bet in Vegas.

Catch the full clip below.

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