The Daily T LOunge for July 24, 2020

Posted on July 24, 2020

Glass Bar and Lounge, Bodrum, Turkey


Oh, kittens. Words are not needed here. Just dive right into today’s Lounge. We ALL want to go to there right now.

Today is FRIDAY. You are amazing. Pat your back.

We’re off to record and recap today’s content, so we won’t be able to be the normally glittering and witty hosts you’ve come to know, love, and possibly rely on. Such is the nature of pop culture blogging that Fridays are always the busiest days of the week (and why we tend to whine on every podcast about how tired we are). By all means, order as many drinks as you like and sample from today’s Menu of Carefully Curated Frivolities below. Just make sure to treat your waitperson with kindness, please. T LOunge staffers may be stunningly beautiful and a joy to look at, but they’re people, dammit.



11 Outrageous Stories About Princess Margaret
“To many people, Princess Margaret was the black sheep of her generation of royals. But that reputation did not necessarily trouble her,” reads Princess Margaret’s obituary in The New York Times. According to a biographer, Theo Aronson, she once told the French poet and filmmaker Jean Cocteau: “Disobedience is my joy.” Such seemed to be the motto of the Queen’s younger sister, who, throughout her 71-year life, had a complicated persona. She smoked, she drank, she had an affair with a man 17 years her junior. And, as a result, colorful anecdotes about Princess Margaret are abundant.


Gary Graham and His Collaborators Are Rewriting History One Embroidery Stitch at a Time
Facilitated by Instagram, this was a project carried out mostly online and through in person visits from Crane. “I just kind of grouped things together, piles of fabrics that would become a garment, and I would send them images; that’s kind of how we worked back and forth,” explains Graham. The result is a capsule centered around a series of unique surplus and vintage tapestry cocoon coats, with pieces like printed slips and crinoline dresses to wear with them.


John Waters, Pencil Mustache and All, Is the New Face of Saint Laurent
John Waters has never received an invite to the Met Gala—even when the theme was as up his alley as last year’s, camp. But the 74-year-old writer, director, all-around icon, and so-called “pope of trash” is still more than welcome in other corners of high fashion. On Wednesday, Saint Laurent announced that Waters was following in the footsteps of names as varied as Keanu Reeves, Finn Wolfhard, and Blackpink’s Rosé as its latest face. Like Lenny Kravitz before him, Waters stars in the house’s new fall 2020 menswear campaign, photographed by David Sims.


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Delivers a Lesson in Decency
The language of the U.S. Congress is rarely vivid. In calling a colleague to account on Thursday, the first-term Democrat provided a rare exception.
The video of Ocasio-Cortez’s speech is available online, of course; it should be studied for its measured cadence, its artful construction, and its refusal of ugliness. She began with narrative, setting the scene: “I was minding my own business, walking up the steps, and Representative Yoho put his finger in my face. He called me ‘disgusting.’ He called me ‘crazy.’ He called me ‘out of my mind.’ And he called me ‘dangerous.’” Then she broadened her scope: “This issue is not about one incident. It is cultural. It is a culture of lack of impunity, of accepting violence and violent language against women and an entire structure of power that supports that.” Ocasio-Cortez made it clear that she was not going to fall down and faint.


I Like Being A Parent, But Only Now My Child Is Back At Nursery
As children across the UK return to schools and nurseries – what have parents learned from the experience? If you’re anything like me, it’s that a little separation is good for us all.
To all stay at home parents out there, I have nothing but respect for you. It just wasn’t my choice. Since the age of 14, I have loved working – so did my single mum and her mum too, for that matter. And whilst the reality is that a huge percentage of my salary goes on my daughter’s nursery fees (mine cost more than my mortgage payments), I have never once questioned my privilege in being able to afford it and it being worth every single penny.


16 Wedding Nail Art Designs For Brides That Want More Than A ‘Nude’ Manicure
A manicure marriage made in heaven.
Wedding nail art aka the chance to have the dreamiest manicure ever is possibly our favourite nail art to constantly trawl on Instagram.
From bride-appropriate French tips with a twist, to the most whimsical way to add flowers into your mani, wedding nail art is undeniably pretty. Whether you’re into an understated minimal gold design, or fancy a bolder colour palette to contrast a white dress, there’s a chic bridal nail art design for everyone.


How a beloved pet dog inspired legendary couturier Christian Dior
And is still being honoured today
Maria Grazia Chiuri looked to the Dior archives for inspiration when designing her latest bag – and specifically, a beloved pet of the house’s legendary founder.
Christian Dior’s dog Bobby actually lent his name to many designs throughout the history of the label; the ‘Bobby’ was originally a style of tailored skirt suit.
“Each collection contained a suit earmarked for success called Bobby,” Dior wrote in his memoirs.


Meet the Brave but Overlooked Women of Color Who Fought for the Vote
In “Finish the Fight!,” excerpted here, New York Times journalists tell the stories of lesser-known figures in the battle to make the 19th Amendment a reality.
For a long time, the history of the suffrage movement has been told mainly as the story of a few famous white women, such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. It’s true they were among the most important leaders of the movement in the 19th century. But there were tons more women who helped make suffrage a reality: African-American women such as the writer and orator Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, the community organizer Juno Frankie Pierce and the journalists Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin, Elizabeth Piper Ensley and Ida B. Wells-Barnett, who championed both suffrage and civil rights; Native American women such as Susette La Flesche Tibbles and Zitkala-Sa; queer women like the poet Angelina Weld Grimké and the educator Mary Burrill; Latina women like Jovita Idár, who protected her family’s newspaper and the rights of Mexican-Americans; and Asian-American women like Mabel Ping-Hua Lee, who led thousands of marchers in a 1912 suffrage parade in New York. They all fought for the vote as part of a broader struggle for equality, but their stories aren’t nearly as well known as they should be.




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