Darlings, as we float off to a weekend of leisure, we would feel remiss in our duties if we left you without good cocktail party banter to draw upon should you need it. To that end, here are the various and sundry pop culture and fashion-related bits of ephemera that passed in front of ol’ T Lo’s eyes this week.
First up, RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Star winner Trixie Mattel was nominated for a James Beard award this week, for this funny video she did for GQ:
In other news…
Ri flexes her muscles, as reported by Valerya Safranova and Nellie Bowles at the New York Times: “Rihanna Protests Ad on Snapchat That Mocks Domestic Violence“
A fascinating piece about nail artists by the Times, with photographs by Taking New York by the Hand.”ext by “
The CFDA nominees, as reported by Steff Yotka at Vogue: “Announcing the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards Nominees and Honorees.“
To everyone’s relief, no doubt, “The Queen Has Officially Blessed the Union of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.”
“Gal Gadot Is the New Face of Reebok,” as reported by Rachel Torgeson at ELLE.
“With Ava DuVernay Directing ‘New Gods,’ the Future of Superhero Films Is Here,” writes Ira Madison at The Daily Beast.
Brush up on the characters and start your fantasy casting list: “Who Are Ava DuVernay’s New Gods?” asks Graeme MacMillan at the Hollywood Reporter.
“Why Gen X Isn’t Psyched for the ’90s Revival,” by Sara Tatyana Bernstein at Racked.
From Kevin Fallon at the Daily Beast: “‘Love Simon’: How Greg Berlanti Made the Gayest Teen Rom Com Ever.“
Millennials continue to ruin the world as “Nickelodeon Is Planning a ‘Clarissa Explains It All’ Reboot,” reported by Amy Mackelden at Marie Claire.
“Here’s Who’s Paying for Meghan Markle’s $28,000+ Royal Wardrobe,” reported by Kaileigh Roberts at Marie Claire.
Stars! They’re just like us! “Cate Blanchett’s Favorite $650 Facial Uses Korean Newborn Baby Foreskins,” reports Charles Manning at Fashion Week Daily
And there you have it, kittens. Plenty of homework to keep you busy, enlightened and well-informed on the pop culture front – or at least the parts of it that we find interesting at the moment. Happy reading!
[Photo Credit: GQ]