Beyoncé

It’s been over a year since we had our first cup of Lemonade, but Beyoncé kept us thirsty at a party for music streaming service Tidal – the first platform to drop one of the most critically acclaimed records of all time. We’ll drink to that.

Beyonce wearing a green dress

Blake Lively & Gigi Hadid

Legend had it that if Blake Lively and Gigi Hadid – two of the most beautiful women in the world – were ever in the same room, the Earth would implode in a haze of heartbreak and testosterone. The theory was tested this week. Close call.

Blak LIvely and Gigi Hadid together

Gabrielle Union

Actress Gabrielle Union has long been a champion of women’s rights, and her personal story has paved the way for many other women to come forward with theirs. There’s strength in Union, alright.

Gabrielle Union at a Michael Kors event

Rachel Weisz

Rachel Weisz of My Cousin Rachel fame is finally getting the credit she deserves. Which means less running from woefully unconvincing mummies on green screens, and more meatier roles about Holocaust denial and British historical epics.

Rachel Weisz wearing a knitted dress

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence has been something of a Hollywood trailblazer, and the fire continued to roar during an inspirational speech delivered at Elle‘s Women In Hollywood event.

Jennifer Lawrence at Elle's Women in Hollywood event

Ashley Graham

Seems some models are ahead of the curve – literally. Ashley Graham, the first ever plus-size model to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated‘s swimsuit edition, is definitive proof that fuller figures are just as fine.

Ashley Graham wearing a black an white patterned skirt

Irina Shayk

Even with her face half-covered in the latest Intimissimi campaign, we can spot Irina Shayk’s supermodel glare a mile off – something that makes her one of the best models in the world.

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Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain isn’t the sort to star on silver screens every single summer. That’s because she doesn’t have to. The Miss Sloane leading lady has clocked up a Golden Globe and two Academy Award nominations in recent years, meaning she can afford to skip the next Marvel re-re-re-re-reboot.

Jessica Chastain at Elle's Women in Hollywood event

Abbey Clancey

Abbey Clancey is much more than a WAG. Rather than releasing a terminally crap fragrance a la Coleen Rooney, she was a singer, then a runner-up on Britain’s Next Top Model, then she actually presented Britain’s Next Top Model.

Abbey Clancy wearing a long checked coat