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UnStyled is a weekly podcast hosted by Refinery29 Global Editor-in-Chief & Co-founder, Christene Barberich, that explores the funny, inspiring, sometimes heartbreaking tales of life, work, and love—as told through the things that we wear. Guests this season include Shailene Woodley, E. Jean Carroll, Samantha Bee, and more. For more UnStyled extras check out @christenebarberich and sign up for our exclusive UnStyled newsletter delivered straight to your inbox every week. Thanks for tuning in!

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    • 4.6 • 469 Ratings

UnStyled is a weekly podcast hosted by Refinery29 Global Editor-in-Chief & Co-founder, Christene Barberich, that explores the funny, inspiring, sometimes heartbreaking tales of life, work, and love—as told through the things that we wear. Guests this season include Shailene Woodley, E. Jean Carroll, Samantha Bee, and more. For more UnStyled extras check out @christenebarberich and sign up for our exclusive UnStyled newsletter delivered straight to your inbox every week. Thanks for tuning in!

    Priyanka Chopra on super-sizing ambition

    Priyanka Chopra on super-sizing ambition

    Priyanka Chopra Jonas is a global superstar and one of India’s most famous women, but that doesn’t mean she’s slowing down any time soon. The unapologetically ambitious actress, philanthropist, and producer has found plenty of crossover success in America, including on ABC’s Quantico, where she became the first South Asian woman to lead a network TV drama (her dreamy wedding last year to Nick Jonas didn’t hurt much either). Nevertheless, Chopra is down-to-earth, deeply driven, and a staunch advocate for the urgency around diversity and representation on screen. Priyanka joins us on the latest installment of the UnStyled podcast to talk about celebrating life, finding love, and why she returned to her Bollywood roots with the newly released Hindi-language film, The Sky Is Pink.


     
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    • 28 min
    Jane Fonda on sparking your own personal revolution

    Jane Fonda on sparking your own personal revolution

    Jane Fonda has been a Hollywood icon since the 1960s, starring in films like Barbarella, Klute, and 9 to 5, and Coming Home (for which she won her second Academy Award). She’s also been a steady force in the world of political and social activism, marching against the wars in Vietnam and Iraq, and speaking out in support of the Civil Rights Movement. Today, in addition to her role on the mega-hit Netflix show Grace & Frankie, Fonda is working with Greenpeace and today’s leading environmental activists on Fire Drill Fridays, an ongoing protest targeting the urgency to the climate crisis. On this episode of UnStyled, Jane joins Refinery29 global editor-in-chief Christene Barberich to discuss everything from growing up in Hollywood to camping out in our nation’s Capital to the power of hair epiphanies.


     
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    • 46 min
    Celeste Barber on fame and the absurdity of social media

    Celeste Barber on fame and the absurdity of social media

    Comedian Celeste Barber has 6.8 million followers on Instagram thanks to her iconic #celestechallengeaccepted photo series. But when she’s not whipping up very funny takes on sexy celebrity photos, she’s also a writer, actor, mom, and outspoken feminist. And, well, if that’s not enough, the Australian comedian just broke the Facebook fundraising record, raising $32 million for Australian wildlife relief with donations from 1.2 million people globally. She wears a lot of hats, but it’s her refreshing openness about everything from body image to fleeting fame that makes us super fans. Celeste joins Refinery29 global editor-in-chief Christene Barberich  on the latest installment of UnStyled to talk motherhood, #MeToo, and her highly relatable brand of funny.


     
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    Sam Taylor-Johnson on kicking down doors, no matter what

    Sam Taylor-Johnson on kicking down doors, no matter what

    Sam Taylor-Johnson is one of just four percent of the Hollywood directors of the top 100 films who are women. Such astonishing odds haven’t stopped her from making films that are often visionary in their exploration of the beauty gleaned from a flawed existence. Her latest, an adaptation of James Frey’s controversial best-selling book A Million Little Pieces, stars her husband and creative partner, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, with whom she also co-wrote the script. Sam joins host Christene Barberich in the studio to talk about life as a working mom, beating cancer twice, and the biggest lessons she learned from 50 Shades of Grey.


     
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    • 37 min
    Alyssa Mastromonaco on discovering your political values

    Alyssa Mastromonaco on discovering your political values

    Alyssa Mastromonaco didn’t exactly seek out a career in politics but, after an unforgettable college internship in the office of Bernie Sanders, turns out she was made for it. Alyssa rose in the ranks to become a true inspirational Washington insider, serving as President Barack Obama’s Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations from 2011 to 2014. Though she's no longer in the White House, she's still our go-to expert on politics—and life. Alyssa joins us in the studio to talk about how best to find your own connection to politics, why The Bachelor has somehow become the barometer on progressive America, and to reminisce with our host about some of television’s most beloved and defining shows. 




     
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    Elizabeth Olson on the real role of personal style

    Elizabeth Olson on the real role of personal style

    As the Senior Director of Brand Creative at Kate Spade, Elizabeth Olson (not the actress) has a sharp eye and strong opinions about what she likes to wear. Previously serving as an Art & Creative Director at multiple magazines including T for the New York Times, Elizabeth has been the driving force behind some of the world's most respected fashion, travel, and food titles, yet, honing her personal style, and weeding through what works and what doesn't is one of her most treasured super-powers. In the heat of Fashion Month, she was exactly the trusted friend I wanted to talk to about designers, shopping, streamlining your stuff, and, yes, Diane Keaton. Listen in on this week's episode of UnStyled, when Elizabeth shares her tips and philosophies for dressing, the early days of blogging, and why Old Céline will never really be old (ever!).


     
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