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Welcome to Friday, darlings! Yes, it’s true! That IS what day it is today! We realize time and schedules have no meaning anymore, but we refuse to give up our TGIF sentiments and traditions. Said tradition being GETTING ONE’S DRANK ON. Take a seat in today’s fun, bright, poppy (and local to us because dear Mr. Jesus, do we ever miss going out), lounge and peruse our MENU OF DAILY DISTRACTIONS:
How to Handwash Your Clothes
Even if your local laundromat is open, you may choose to do laundry at home.
Laundromats have been deemed essential businesses in cities and states that have issued stay-at-home orders, but many laundry business owners have chosen to close for the safety of their employees, leaving those who rely on laundromats without access to washing machines and dryers.
Art Recreation Is the Only Good Instagram Challenge
Around the world, people are posing as famous portraits with toilet paper, bedsheets, drawn-on unibrows, and did we mention toilet paper?
A woman with a roll of toilet paper around her neck. A man with lettuce on his head, bare-chested in a sheet, delicately holding a large goblet of red wine. A child with small lilac angel wings posed atop a mound of — again — toilet paper, with siblings and parents looking on in the background. For weeks, people have been recreating works of fine art using household items and posting their tableaus on social media.
If You’re Going To Cut Your Hair At Home, Read This First
Now is not the time to play Edward Scissorhands.
The time has come to take matters (and scissors) into your own hands. Typically, we would not advise anyone to cheat on his or her hairstylist—let alone cut your hair at home—but as they say, desperate times call for desperate measures.
If you’re going to attempt to maintain your ‘do at home, gear up with the right professional tips and tools to make your hairstylist proud when this is all over.
Uzo Aduba on ‘Mrs. America’: “These Are Real Women, and It Was a Real Fight”
The ‘Orange Is the New Black’ veteran plays Shirley Chisholm in the FX on Hulu limited series.
Uzo Aduba was finishing up the seventh season of Orange Is the New Black when she got the call about FX’s Mrs. America, its new limited series about the movement to pass the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s. Going from one politically minded, women-led ensemble series to another wasn’t a dramatic change for the Emmy winner, but it did make her new job much easier to adjust to.
Let’s check in with that zany Mountbatten-Windsor fam, shall we?
You can watch a few highlights from the Cambridges @BBCBreakfast chat below. The couple are currently supporting @PHE_uk’s #EveryMindMatters platform, which has been designed specifically to help manage the nation’s mental wellbeing during coronavirus. pic.twitter.com/C6v4MIZaAW
— Omid Scobie (@scobie) April 17, 2020
Cathy’s striped top looks cute. Clearly, she read our recent post opining that she should wear stripes more. William’s about the same age as his mother was when she died and he never looked more like her. Wonder if that’s hard for him.
Meanwhile, the American branch of the fam has also been busy:
Duchess Meghan has connected with the women of the @almanaar Hubb Community Kitchen, who have unveiled a new meals delivery service for families struggling to feed themselves during the coronavirus lockdown. Starting Monday they’ll cook 250-300 meals a day, three days a week. pic.twitter.com/BGI8rjRzSG
— Omid Scobie (@scobie) April 17, 2020
Of course she did it in a plain white t-shirt. That’s deliberate.
Then the Sussexes were off to do their part out on these American streets:
Sorry for the source, but they had the best video.
And finally, to soothe you and give you something pretty to consider, a fashion historian takes you through some of her work processes. Click through for the best of today’s distractions.
This is a pelisse from c. 1810 made of muslin lined with yellow silk, in the collection of @Fashion_Museum. After I lay the object down, I take a full length back and front shot to record its overall proportions and effects. Not like putting it on a mannequin, but useful. pic.twitter.com/q3fuhH5Qx8
— Hilary Davidson (@FourRedShoes) April 17, 2020
We’re off to record a podcast and finish the next Mrs. America costume post. How are you all getting by today?
[Photo Credit: designsponge.com]
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