Bustle Newsletter: May 5, 2022

On Kiernan Shipka’s experience as a child actor growing up on set, finding your home decor vibe, and more.

by Stephanie Talmadge
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 27: Kiernan Shipka attends the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted...
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Kiernan Shipka On Playing Mad Men’s Sally Draper & Her Life At 14

Shipka started playing Sally when she was just 6, so she really grew up alongside her on-screen persona, learning about people from the show’s characters, fashion from costume designer Janie Bryant, and acting and leadership from her on-screen dad Jon Hamm. (“I love him so much… such a good guy,” she says.) Shipka missed out on traditional high school and the trappings that come with it, but being on the show was a kind of education in itself. It “gave me the hall pass to be a really complicated person and for that to feel OK, for that to feel natural and normal,” she says. Since when did high school ever bestow such sage wisdom? Here, she chats with Bustle about being at a party the cops busted at her boss’s house, Sally beating her to all the teenage milestones, and Harry Styles. Read More

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How To Find Your Home Decor Aesthetic & Shop It

Fully furnishing a brand new space, or even trying to improve upon what you already have, can be… really overwhelming. You settle on one piece only to realize, if you get that new rug, you really also need new throw pillows, and if you get new throws then the end tables don’t really go, and so on. Before you know it, you’ve mentally spent $5,000. Here’s how to settle on a ~vibe~ that suits your taste, and more importantly, your space, with advice from design pros on how to shop the colors, shapes, and types of pieces that’ll tie it all together. Read More

Is The Stanley Quencher Cup Worth It?

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