T Lo’s Weekend Pop Culture Reading List

Posted on May 18, 2018

Darlings, even though we won’t exactly be leaving you as we blog and tweet our way through this weekend’s Royal Wedding and accompanying festivities, we still feel compelled to drop some of the stuff that’s been raising our eyebrows or piquing our interest this week. For those of you who can’t get enough of all things Harry and Meghan, we dropped in a few nuggets. For those who would rather read about anything but those two, we dropped even more. The point is, now you have things to read while doing your weekend stuff or while just lying around in bed. Why? Because we love you, that’s why.

‘Doria and Meghan discussed it but she just didn’t feel she could go through with it. According to the guidence I’ve been given, Meghan felt that it would be too much to expect her mother to perform such an important role when more than one billion people are expected to be watching.’

Meghan Markle Did Ask Doria Ragland To Walk Her Down The Aisle, Claims Royal Expert by Naomi Gordon at Elle UK.



The confectionary will require 200 Amalfi lemons, 500 organic eggs from Suffolk, 200 kgs of butter, 20 kgs of flour, 20 kgs of sugar, and 10 bottles of Sandringham elderflower cordial. (Sandringham House, as royal watchers will note, is the Queen’s Norfolk estate.)

See How Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Wedding Cake Is Being Prepared by Elise Taylor at Vogue



Nearly 750 million people tuned in to watch Princess Diana’s wedding to Prince Charles—and see her now famously iconic dress. Designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel, the silk taffeta gown used hand-made Carrickmacross lace which once belonged to Queen Mary. The elegant confection also featured a 25-foot train, sequins, and the embroidery of 10,000 pearls.

The Best Royal Wedding Dresses of the Last 70 Years by Jaimie Potters at Marie Claire



The Tony- and Grammy-winning Billy Porter, who plays Pray Tell, the hilariously shade-throwing master of ceremonies at the balls, claims that he didn’t have to do any research for the project. “I lived it,” he says. “My life has been the research—choosing truth and taking all the hits that have come with that: thirteen years of no work, of bankruptcy, living on sofas, living in the car. I’m so grateful that I lived long enough to see this time.”

Inside Pose, Ryan Murphy’s Evocative New Television Series by Hamish Bowles at Vogue



We’re also told that Vogue staffers — who coordinate the red carpet for the gala, often brokering arrangements between designers and stars — were mortified by the debacle, especially as Amal is Vogue’s May cover star.

Amal Clooney infuriates Tom Ford with Met Gala outfit change by Oli Coleman at Page Six



A popular blend played Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” under the video’s violent cold open and drew such a virulent response that the creator issued a mea culpa saying it was an innocent endeavor that had “spiraled out of control.” By Sunday, the crude Canadian vlogger and performer Nicole Arbour had cut a tacky “woman’s edit.” As of Tuesday, there’s a version for just about any group of humans you can imagine, including awkward rock and djent covers and remixes.

The Internet Has Already Devoured ‘This Is America’ by Craig Jenkins at Vulture



“It’s about having funny, not slapstick funny, but amusing conversations…funny can take up a lot of time,” says Coddington, whose first guests will include Louis Vuitton women’s artistic director Nicolas Ghesquière and the actor Ansel Elgort (the son of her longtime collaborator, the photographer Arthur Elgort). Following in the stead of the late Glenn O’Brien, whose M2M talk show “Tea at the Beatrice” gained early accolades for the channel, Coddington has also chosen a restaurant as her set: Mr Chow on 57th Street. (The owner is the restauranteur, artist and Coddington’s former husband, Michael Chow, who is also slated to appear on the show.)

Grace Coddington to Host Talk Show ‘Face to Grace’ on M2M by Lauren Sherman at Business of Fashion



“She’s a magic fashion elf,” Barris said of the costume designer. “There’s not even a close second. Every time I don’t have something [for Cole to work on], everyone immediately tries to use her. And I think, ‘Oh they are going to try and steal the magic. It’s like the ring in The Lord of the Rings.”

Kenya Barris’s Secret Weapon Helped Turned Yara Shahidi into a Style Icon by Nicole Sperling at Vanity Fair



To explain: an unnamed 50-year-old business woman told Metro that she regularly throws dinner parties where she serves MDMA wrapped in brie. “I have a strong circle of female friends,” she said, “and we had tried all the latest fads, food fashions, and destination dinner parties but something was missing.” MDMA.

Some Dinner Party Guests Have Reportedly Been Wrapping MDMA in Cheese and Calling it ‘Brieing’ By Hannah Gold at Jezebel



“One of her dogs, Tango, had stopped to smell and scratch at the dirt on the trail. Milanian went to investigate and saw two feet coming out of the ground. At first she thought it was an animal, but then she heard the infant cry.

When she started digging, she found a baby wrapped in a blue towel. She lifted him onto her arm and began digging the dirt from his nose and mouth.

“Please don’t die,” she said to the baby. “I will never leave you. I love you.”

While out for a jog, she discovered a baby buried alive. Twenty years later, they reunite by Britney Mejia at the L.A. Times.


[Photo Credit: vogue.com]

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