The Daily T LOunge for August 18, 2020

Posted on August 18, 2020

The Legacy Bar – London


Grab a seat and start posing, kittens. Today’s LOunge is all about being seen on the scene – or pretending as such. Remember scenes? Remember being seen? Was it all a dream?

Today is TUESDAY. And we’re going to get through it together.

We have little in the way of observations about the world today. We walked into a CVS for the first time in five months yesterday and it was like being at a rave for us. All of the signage and products were overwhelming for poor little understimulated T Lo. We felt like we’d just come out of a bunker – which, in a way, we did. Seriously, we stood there blinking for like a full minute. In other weird news, we keep trying to find a decent set of masks that can coordinate well with outfits because we’re tired of walking out looking like we’re about to perform surgery. It’s long past time for us to make masks fashion. The only problem is we can’t find any that appeal to us in a fashiony sort of way. Lorenzo has been assigned to this task and we may put together a post on his findings some time this week.

Anyway, that’s us – uninteresting as ever. How are things surrounding you?


Adele Reveals The Self-Help Book That Changed Her Life
‘I never knew that I am solely responsible for my own joy, happiness and freedom’
Adele is opening up about the changes she has made to her life in recent months, including finding ‘joy, happiness and freedom’ after reading a book that made her ‘soul scream’ and her ‘brain shake’.

The singer took to Instagram over the weekend to explain how impactful Glennon Doyle’s Untamed: Stop Pleasing, Start Living has been on her mental state.

‘If you’re ready – this book will shake your brain and make your soul scream,’ she wrote. ‘I am so ready for myself after reading this book! It’s as if I just flew into my body for the very first time. Whew! Anyone who has any kind of capacity to truly let go and give into yourself with any kind of desire to hold on for dear life – Do it. Read it. Live it. Practice it.’


Naomi Campbell: The myths and truths about life as a ’90s supermodel
From wild nights out to police rescues, Naomi Campbell shares an extract from her candid new book.
One of the most famous models in the world, Naomi Campbell has led an exceptional life. Now aged 50, she has released a book with Taschen, offering a candid journey through her career and personal life, exploring how a Black teenager from Streatham became a global force for change and equality.

Here, she shares an extract, detailing what really went on in the ’90s supermodel era, when she, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford and a young Kate Moss reigned supreme. There were wild nights in New York, glamorous parties and frenzied fan moments, but ultimately this was just a group of girls, albeit with inherent aesthetic gifts, navigating their way through what was to become a historic moment for fashion.


Your Guide to Museum Reopenings in New York City
A long summer of cultural scarcity was brought to a partial end on Friday when Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that museums would be able to reopen in New York on August 24—albeit at 25% capacity and with timed ticketing in place.

The Phase 4 reopening of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMA, and other cultural hubs after a five-month absence is undoubtedly exciting, but our current situation demands a certain level of advance preparation: To that end, we’ve compiled a guide to when—and how—some of New York City’s most beloved museums and cultural institutions will be opening their doors.


12 Facts You Might Not Have Known About Coco Chanel
From her inspiration to her most iconic designs, we’ve got the answers to all your questions.
Haute couture isn’t everyone’s forte, but even if you don’t follow fashion religiously, there are some household names everyone just knows, like Prada, Gucci, Dior, and, of course, Chanel. We likely don’t have to tell you that Coco Chanel is still a style icon: her designs were revolutionary and her signature fragrance is an all-time classic (even Marilyn Monroe was a fan). But, aside from her name, what do you really know about the woman behind the double-C?

Who is Coco Chanel?

Chanel is often attributed to a quote that states a girl “should two things, classy and fabulous.” (Whether or not she actually did, however, is another story.) In the her life, she was both. From her most famous designs to her style muse, here are a few need-to-know facts about the woman who blessed us with the little black dress.


Hollywood Flashback: L.A.’s First Drive-In Opened on Pico Boulevard in 1934
A 35-cent admission price earned patrons a spot at the city’s first drive-in theater, which experienced early tech issues with sound control and upsetting nearby neighbors.
The drive-in movie theater, which is enjoying a resurgence amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, did not originate in Los Angeles.


‘Clueless’ Series Reboot Focused on Dionne in Development at Peacock
Peacock has landed the series reboot of “Clueless” centered on the character Dionne for development, Variety has learned exclusively.

The untitled comedy series is described a baby pink and bisexual blue-tinted, tiny sun-glasses wearing, oat milk latte and Adderall-fueled look at what happens when queen bee Cher disappears and her lifelong number two Dionne steps into Cher’s vacant Air Jordans. How does Dionne deal with the pressures of being the new most popular girl in school, while also unraveling the mystery of what happened to her best friend?


The Symbolism of Kamala Harris’s Pearls
Be it for their pristine nature or their supposed symbolism of incorruptibility, pearls have long been favored by women in politics. Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, and Ayanna Pressley wear them regularly, and even hoop-earring devotee Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been known to wear a pair of pearl studs now and then. So it wasn’t a huge surprise that Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris wore pearls for her first public appearance with running mate Joe Biden last week, speaking at a podium at a high school gymnasium in Delaware. But Harris’s fondness for pearls goes much deeper than any political stylist’s involvement.


One Mask Rule Most New Yorkers Ignore
Restaurant diners are supposed to wear facial coverings except when eating or drinking. Hardly anyone does.
According to the department, “face coverings are not required when diners are seated, but wearing a face covering as much as possible once at the table is the best way to reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission for restaurant workers and dining companions.” My outdoor restaurant meals since late June suggest that this advice has reached very few diners. I’ve seen a smattering of people who keep their faces covered until the first drink or plate of food arrives, then cover up again when they’ve had enough. Should the meal be served in actual courses, a rarity these days, these people bring the masks out again between the appetizer and the main course.


In the Virtual (and Actual) Footsteps of Raphael
In Italy and beyond, the plan was to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Renaissance artist’s death with great fanfare. Then came the pandemic, and the virtual world stepped in.
This was supposed to be the year of Raphael. Five hundred years after his death at 37, the Renaissance master was due to receive the exalted rollout reserved for artistic superstars: blockbuster museum shows in Rome and London; conferences and lectures at universities and cultural centers on the world; flag-waving and wreath-laying in his Italian hometown, Urbino. There was even the tang of controversy when the advisory committee of Florence’s Uffizi Gallery to protest the inclusion of a precious papal portrait in the big exhibition at Rome’s Scuderie del Quirinale. Then the coronavirus hit and Raphael’s annus mirabilis turned into the world’s annus horribilis.




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