The Daily T LOunge for May 13, 2020

Posted on May 13, 2020

Mister C., Toronto, Canada

 

We’re feeling MOODY and SENSUAL today. Or our Lounge is, at least. Fun T Lo Fact: T opens up this post having no idea what sort of lounge Lo picked for the day, which means you’re reading the first impression of the space as you’re forming one yourself. Fun interactive blogging! But yes, a black, green and purple lounge is exactly the kind of place we want to go today. Let’s all pick up a virtual stranger and shatter the commandments and the rules of social distancing on the spot! Or let’s at least pretend to, from the safety of our cocoons. Sidle up to the bar or slink your way into a seat, for this is a space for sidling and slinking instead of merely walking and sitting.

Today is WEDNESDAY. Congratulations for making it this far! Celebrate by choosing any of our daily specials on the Menu of Distractions:

 

Best Dressed: Wes Anderson’s Most Stylish On-screen Characters
As the writer and director turns 51 we celebrate by rounding up the most fashionable ladies from the Anderson universe.
As the famous storyteller celebrates his birthday this month we take a retrospective look at best fashions from all of his movies. Just like Tom Ford, Anderson is a director who really understands the importance of fashion in film. The costumes in his movies are just as essential to the story as the plot and meticulously designed sets.

 

Suzie Zuzek Was a 1960s Icon Who Never Got Her Due
Take a deep breath and do your best to erase the current iteration of Lilly Pulitzer from your mind’s eye. Just from reading the name, you may have already conjured images of a sorority sister on the sidelines of a polo match, or a tie slung loosely around the sweaty neck of an heir to a sugar fortune. Maybe you just see a disembodied riot of technicolor. Banish those visions and bear with me for a moment, because the Lilly Pulitzer that defined resort fashion in the 1960s and ’70s was an entirely different thing.

 

Here’s How to Set Up Your Zoom Wedding
Not long after shelter-in-place mandates were issued, I was invited to my first Zoom wedding. With only 10 days notice until the blessed event, I had very little time to prepare—but then I realized I didn’t have to prepare anything. No flights or accommodation to book, no plant-sitters, no new outfit.

 

64 Celebrities Who Admitted They Hate Their Iconic Roles
Whether it’s the character or how they played it, these stars spoke out.
As an actor, you have to be adept at taking on various personalities, motivations, and even looks for different parts. But certain stars will forever be recognized for playing a particularly iconic role—and some of them don’t love that. Whether they hated their character or just hated the fame that came with it, take a look at the stars, ahead, who see their roles as a blessing, but sometimes also as a curse.

 

When Manhattan Was Mannahatta: A Stroll Through the Centuries
From lush forest to metropolis, the evolution of Lower Manhattan. Our critic walks with Eric W. Sanderson of the Wildlife Conservation Society.

 

Simone Rocha on How to Tie-Dye a Pair of Socks
As part of our Designer D.I.Y. series, Ms. Rocha shows how to make an old pair of socks pop in a crafty, colorful way.

 

An Intimate Look at Italy’s Saffron Harvest
In the Abruzzo region of Italy, harvesting the lucrative spice is a centuries-old tradition, infused with a deep-seated passion for the land and its history.

 

 

 

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