T Lo’s Weekend Pop Culture Homework

Posted on April 20, 2018

Darlings, before we dash off to a weekend of lounging, pedicures and brunching (not really, but allow us our fantasies, please) we can’t leave you completely high and dry, without anything to distract you or entertain you, so here’s another selection of the pop culture and style stories that interested us the most this week. Don’t worry, there won’t be a quiz on any of it. Feel free to browse and pay some of these hard-working writers with some clicklove.

Until Monday, stay fabulous, darlings!

 

“Metals set with gemstones are some of humanity’s oldest archaeological artifacts. Like text on paper, books into art—there is an almost alchemical process taking place. There’s also another polarity at work: Paper is perceived as humble, and jewels as luxurious. But a treasured book could be considered priceless; a person might walk into a humble place of worship and feel that they’re in an opulent setting. It’s a matter of perspective.”

Nick Georgiou Is the Artist Behind the Extraordinary Book Sculptures at Dolce & Gabbana’s Alta Gioielleria Show” y Laird Borelli-Persson at Vogue

 

 

“This collaboration makes me feel like I’m able to give something again. Lots of young people love my clothes . . . and we make phone cases and little things like that, but in order to have a lewk, I love that this is now something that will be affordable.”

Moschino and H&M Are Collaborating—And Out in Palm Springs, Jeremy Scott Might Be Having His Best Coachella Yet” by Nick Remson at Vogue

 

 

“But in the three weeks Nixon has been on the campaign trail, she’s evolved into a different kind of figure, a liberal fairy godmother radiating the warmth and empathy missing from the current political landscape, not to mention from the standoffish personality of her opponent. Where Cuomo barely shakes hands, Nixon hugs — like in Crown Heights during a tour of NYCHA housing, when she embraced a crying mother while blasting the governor and mayor for the dilapidated conditions.”

Cynthia Nixon Has Already Won” by Jessica Pressler at New York magazine

 

 

“My mother committed adultery. She did wrong, but she was not allowed to come back to this country for eight years. She lost her income. She lost her reputation. She was considered evil. She was responsible for what she did — adultery hurts people — but the punishment didn’t fit the crime.”

In Conversation: Isabella Rossellini. The actress and fashion icon on evolution, #MeToo’s moral complexity, and the good parts of aging.” by David Marchese at Vulture

 

 

“What’s perhaps most transgressive, though, is Cardi’s focus on her own sexual prowess. Braggadocio and sexual innuendo are hardly new territory for female rappers, but, by debuting this album in the middle of her pregnancy and performing the tracks in her signature provocative stagewear, Cardi forces her fans to consider her pregnant body as a site of active and ongoing sexuality, in stark contrast to the way pregnant women are aggressively desexualized in society.”

Cardi B Is Changing How Black Women Are Pregnant In Public” by Cate Young at Nylon

 

“Indeed, color is everywhere in the eight-story 1918 townhome, which had been vacant for about a decade when Siriano signed the lease. “Everything was dark, old, wood panels that hadn’t been touched in 10 years,” he says. “We did a full remodel of the building.” This even includes the roof of the townhouse, where Siriano will present his “psychedelic picnic”-inspired resort collection in June. Along with being a retail location, the building also serves as his atelier and offices.”

Christian Siriano Gives Us an Exclusive Look at His Colorful New Self-Designed Boutique and Atelier” by Juliet Izon at Architectural Digest

 

 

“The juxtaposition of designer clothes against the backdrop of this town is able to tell a story. When we starting putting the show together, one of the fundamental building blocks of the wardrobe was making sure we’re not only creating an aspirational aesthetic, but also creating dimensions to these characters. Any way we can squeeze as much character out of these people as possible, the better.”

Schitt’s Creek Is a Master Class in Aspirational Fashion” by Devon Ivie at Vulture

 

“He was a Jehovah’s Witness,” the shoemaker explains. “I wanted to use one of the 3-D scanning machines I’d just gotten to mold the new shoe forms for him and make the process a bit faster, but he refused. I guess they don’t believe in using technology to re-create a certain part of the body.”

Meet the Man Who Made 3,000 Pairs of High Heels for Prince” by at Vogue

 

“She went through one million photographs* housed in the Library of Congress in just a few years, and now she’s selected 440 of them for a sweeping new exhibition in Los Angeles. The show features rarely seen images of iconic moments in American history. “I depended on the library staff to bring me boxes,” she explained in an interview. One morning they brought the NAACP photo archive, and the next: a box filled with Charlie Chaplin.”

One Woman Studied a Million Photos at the Library of Congress” by Melania Hidalgo at The Cut

 

“Earlier this year, he lost Album of the Year to Bruno Mars. Two years prior, he lost the same category to Taylor Swift. Two years prior to that, he lost the same category to Daft Punk. Lamar has been at the top of his game for years and his own industry has refused to award him, so it was certainly a shock that the Pulitzer board would.”

Kendrick Lamar’s Pulitzer Prize Win: Overdue Recognition of Black Excellence” by Ira Madison at the Daily Beast

 

“Throughout the 1980s in New York City, there was little government support for those who contracted the virus — a symptom of the era’s discrimination against minorities, intravenous drug users and gay people. Ignorance about or shame associated with what was called the ‘‘gay plague’’ was prevalent. Given the high rate with which gay men died, certain fields of enormous creativity and change — from art to fashion to literature — were devastated, never to recover completely”

Those We Lost to the AIDS Epidemic” by Thessaly La Force at T The New York Times Style Magazine

 

“Over the nearly 80 years since the queen acquired Susan, she and her family have continued to breed dogs from Susan’s lineage. The queen has owned at least 30 Pembroke Welsh corgis, all of whom have descended from Susan.”

8 Decades of British Royal Corgis Reportedly at an End”  by Michael Gold at the New York Times

 

“When Zapcic was a wench, she tells me, she rarely dealt with workplace harass­ment, save for a few moments with rowdy corporate groups. In those situations, she deflected by staying in character. She demonstrates, adopting a vaguely British accent and giggling: “Well, the king keeps a very watchful eye over his liquor supply, my lord.”

Talking Feminism with a Medieval Times Queen” by Allison P. Davis at The Cut

 

[Photo Credit: vogue.com

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