Laverne Cox On Why Her Nails Are Her Biggest Power Move

Laverne Cox distinctly remembers the first time she played with nail polish. It was a pretty pink color, and she was 6 years old. The actress and transgender activist grew up watching (and then, later, helping) her mother with the task before setting out to paint her own -and, if you’ve seen her talons as of late, you know she still hasn’t slowed down.

The only difference now: Cox doesn’t fuck around with pink anymore. These days, she prefers her nails sparkly, metallic, or red – and spiked to a tapered point. “Stiletto nails soften my big ass hands,” she tells Refinery29. But, the cherry on top? “They also feel like claws, which make me feel more feline and powerful.”

That energy surges through everything Cox does, from playing resident badass Sophia on Orange Is The New Black to collaborating with Beyonc on Ivy Park sweatshirts. “I love feeling sexy and powerful,” she says. “I am definitely a glamour girl when it comes to my red carpet style.” This fact feels particularly fitting today, especially because Cox just announced a limited-edition collection with nail polish brand Orly inspired by the Emmys. (She’ll be debuting one of the shades tonight.)

“The collection is called ‘Celebrate Yourself’ because when I get my nails done, it is about doing something for myself – pampering myself,” she explains. “It’s about giving everyone the opportunity to feel glamorous in their day-to-day lives. Every single one of these colors makes me smile inside when I look at them. That’s what I want when I look at my nails.”

The shades, as you can see, are bold, glimmering, and every bit look-at-me-now as you’d expect – and Cox tells us she named them all herself. From left, there’s Shine (a metallic silver), Party In The Hills (“a gravel that just feels opulent and whimsical to me,” she says), Halo (which she “doesn’t just love ’cause it’s the name of a Grammy Award-winning Beyonc song, but also because the gold glitter feels as if it should exist in nature but didn’t”), Million Dollar Views (a metallic copper), Mirrorball (a sparkly gray that makes Cox feel like she’s been “transported to the Studio 54 era”) and Androgynie (a glitter-flecked black that’s like “a sparkly showgirl with a dark side”).

It’s all glitz and glam, sure. But Cox adds that, sometimes, she’s all about keeping it real, too. “When I’m not being photographed, I love to just chill in hoodies,” she says. “Hoodies make me feel safe and cozy and a little badass. I like to bring it all the way down. No makeup on, but I still want to feel sexy – the kind of sexy when I am not trying to be. I just am.”

Orly Celebrate Yourself Collection, $49, available on Orly Beauty.

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Jumpsuits Take Two

I wasn’t joking about my love for jumpsuits a few weeks back! This version is a bit more girly given the ruffles, soft hues and tropical print. The perfect one-piece to throw on for a luncheon, shower or a day of shopping (don’t all those activities sound so leisurely and wonderful right about now?!).

Wearing: Zimmermann Winsome Ruffled Jumpsuit, J. Crew Bag,Raen Benson Sunglasses & Sergio Rossi Pumps


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Amazon Will Cut Whole Foods’ Prices, Immediately

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So now we know what amzn had in mind when it said in June it was buying Whole Foods Market in a $13.7 billion deal.

The online retailer, whose purchase of Whole Foods will close on Monday, said in a press release on Thursday that it would immediately cut prices on a selection of best-selling basic items, with more to follow, and down the line will make Amazon Prime the loyalty program for Whole Foods, offering members special deal and other perks in stores. What’s more, Amazon plans to install Amazon Lockers in a few Whole Foods stores to allow customers to pick up and return Amazon orders at the grocer’s locations. The physical locations should help Amazon speed up its grocery delivery capability.

There is significant work and opportunity ahead, and we’re thrilled to get started, Jeff Wilke, CEO of Amazon Worldwide Consumer, said in a statement.

Some of the items to see the first price cuts include Whole Trade bananas, organic avocados, organic large brown eggs, and kale and other organic food.

The news sent the shares of grocers like Kroger kr , Supervalu svu Sprouts Farmers Market sfm and even Walmart, the largest U.S. grocer, and Target tgt , down on fears of an intensification of the price wars among the food retailers and that fact that Amazon will instantly have 450 new physical locations.

Amazon’s moves should help Whole Foods, long derided as Whole Paycheck for its high prices, to woo customers beyond its upper middle class clientele, as well as counter the discount chains such as Walmart and even Aldi as they vie for more of the organic and natural foods markets. Amazon, which has long had designs on the grocery industry, will also sell Whole Foods’ private-label brands, including 365 Everyday Value and Whole Foods Market, on its site and via the Prime Pantry, Prime Fresh and Prime Now delivery program.

A Piper Jaffray survey last spring found that 365 is customers’ favorite organic-food brand, ahead of premium names like Kellogg’s-owned Kashi and General Mills’ Annie’s. The 365 brand has been unavailable online, and that is about to change. And as Fortune’s Beth Kowitt recently noted, Amazon has tried to develop its own private label in food for years, something this deal finally addresses convincingly.

The company said Whole Foods Market will continue to operate under that brand name and pledged to preserve its high standards and commitment to providing the finest natural and organic foods, and John Mackey will stay on as CEO of Whole Foods, which will remain based in Austin, Texas, where it was founded in 1978.