FRED by Fiskebar – Geneva, Switzerland
Bright, colorful, well-lit and spacious! That’s what Drs. T & Lo have prescribed for you today. Remember: spending all day in a T LOunge isn’t irresponsible! You’re not procrastinating or trying to escape your day! Darlings, this is WELLNESS. We’re all about your health around these parts. Now order a drink and sit down.
Today is TUESDAY. For real.
Today is also PANTSDAY ’round these parts, because the weather outside the stately walls of T Lo Manor is brisk and autumnal! Goodbye, calves! Hello, socks! In truth, while we’re more than ready to get our Hygge on, we are not looking forward to the vastly reduced amount of sunlight in the next few months. As the weather gets chillier, we find ourselves heading outside more and more during the day, just to soak up the sun and the outside smells. We think we’re likely to have a pretty mild winter, but we’re probably going to get more use out of our outdoor cold weather gear this year than we normally do. Believe us, we’re total homebodies after nearly two decades of working and living together, but more than ever, we long for the outside world.
Anyway, enough self-absorbed musings about us. Why don’t YOU say something about us instead. Or you could talk amongst yourselves. We’re not here to judge you, just distract you. Speaking of which …
The Many Faces of Ethan Hawke
The actor’s long, freewheeling career has been a chart of his restlessness and his recklessness.
“Acting, at its best, is like music,” he said. “You have to get inside your character’s song.” Hawke’s shape-shifting has its origins in his powerful desire to engage his first audience: his parents. Leslie was eighteen when he was born; his father, Jim, was twenty. They’d met in high school in Texas and moved east after college. Hawke was four when they divorced, a breakup that sent Jim back to Texas, while Leslie and Ethan made their way to Vermont and, later, to Princeton. Alternating between parents, Hawke also alternated between personalities. For his mother, who put “a super-high value on intellectual pursuits,” he said, he “played up the artistic, literary, conscientious political thinker.” During his reunions with his much missed father, who became an insurance actuary and was a humble, conservative, deeply religious man, Hawke “affected a Southern accent,” minded his manners, talked football, and was “a lot more religious.” “I loved him so much,” Hawke said. “I wanted him to like me. I was aware that I was performing for him. I hated myself for it.”
Paris Hilton Is Kind of Over “Paris Hilton”
The name Paris Hilton is a pop culture Rorschach test. For some, it conjures images of a smokey-eyed 21-year-old in a glittering chainmail minidress — the epitome of youth and wealth and early 2000s revelry. For others, it’s a Juicy Couture-clad blonde struggling to adapt to rural living, questioning the function of Walmart, and declaring even the most mundane of notions “hot.” Perhaps less common is the skilled businesswoman, perfectly coiffed and sitting on a multi-billion dollar empire that has nothing to do with that video you may have seen or that show you used to watch.
Then there’s the Paris Hilton you haven’t thought about. The Paris Hilton you don’t know about. The Paris Hilton that even the multi-hyphenate herself never thought you’d see. Now, it’s finally all on the table: The real Paris, vulnerable and brave, ready to tell her story in her own words.
Prince Harry’s Life in Photos
The Duke of Sussex has had an extraordinary life, to say the least.
As a member of the British royal family, there are few moments in Prince Harry’s life that have not been recorded by a camera. From the Duke’s early childhood adventures to his and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding to the birth their son, here’s a look back at some of the highlights from Prince Harry’s life.
Normal People Are Our New Muses
From moms and grandmas to healthcare workers and the designers themselves, we’re seeing a bigger cast of characters pop up in fashion campaigns.
“Real model” casting is hardly a new phenomenon—Martin Margiela was famously doing it back in the day. But its use has too often felt stunty—the one beautiful 70-year-old walking a show, the face-tattooed skateboarder making his way from the halfpipe to the runway. At its worst, it has tended to tokenized models who were the one plus-size model or over-50 model on the runway, for example.
One of the few upsides of this time of harrowing self-isolation is that we’re seeing designers turn to their friends, family, and design teams, as well as other everyday people, and put them in front of the camera, and as a result, seeing a completely new side of humanity that normally goes unremarked on.
Patti LaBelle and Gladys Knight Broke the Internet Sunday Night (With a Little Help From Dionne Warwick)
LaBelle and Knight each belted out many of their signature numbers—including “All Right Now,” “Stir It Up,” “New Attitude” for LaBelle, and “Every Beat of My Heart,” “On and On,” and, of course, “Midnight Train to Georgia” for Knight—but the standout aspect of the night was seeing the deep level of love and respect between the two singers, who collaborated on the Grammy-nominated 1991 song “Superwoman.” (Hearing Knight exclaim, “This is my number one favorite one of yours!” as LaBelle began to play “Somebody Loves You Baby” was exactly the legends-supporting-legends soul balm we needed in these trying times.)
I Love New York: Whoopi Goldberg, Bella Hadid, and Jeremy O. Harris Celebrate the City
There is no place like New York. The city immortalized in a million movies, books, and Instagram stories exists on its own wavelength. In attempting to describe this singular place, one inevitably returns to well-worn lines, but 2020 introduced a chilling new narrative.
This spring, the city was brought to a standstill; its vibrancy dulled by shuttered businesses, empty restaurants, vacant museums, and unoccupied streets. The headlines were foreboding, with some declaring that New York was “over.” But a place built on resilience was surely destined to survive.
New York isn’t a landmark or zip code, a coterie of cool people, an art movement, or a moment in time. It is the millions of New Yorkers who give the city its magic. As communities slowly rebuild, Vogue wanted to celebrate everything—and everyone—that makes New York…New York.
The resulting film, directed by Bardia Zeinali, captures a few of our favorite locals in action: American Ballet Theatre’s Misty Copeland pirouetting across Sixth Avenue, musician David Byrne pedaling through the city streets in a tartan kilt, and actor Julia Fox and model Paloma Elsesser slamming on the hood of a taxicab.
Pierre Cardin Is the Subject of a New Documentary
The designer remains sharp as a tack and engaging. Not only does he retain a sense of humor, but comes across variously as decisive, wry, determined, and at times calculating and vague (in archival footage, which is used to great effect throughout the film, Cardin’s eyes are often averted from the camera). He’s also something of the coquette. Speaking of his early days in fashion, the designer quips, with a sly smile: “I was quite a good looking young man, so everyone wanted to sleep with me.” Though his relationships with the French actress Jeanne Moreau and the designer Andre Oliver are explored, Cardin’s twin passions for his work and for theater (he dreamed of acting), seem to burn hottest.
Hold Still – A Portrait of Our Nation in 2020
Reflecting the experience of people across the UK
Spearheaded by The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron of the National Portrait Gallery, Hold Still is an ambitious community project which was launched in May 2020 to create a unique collective portrait of the UK during lockdown. We invited people of all ages to submit a photographic portrait, taken in a six-week period during May and June, focussed on three core themes – Helpers and Heroes, Your New Normal and Acts of Kindness. Over 31,000 submissions were received from across the country, with entrants ranging from 4 to 75 years-old. From these, a panel of judges selected 100 portraits, assessing the images on the emotions and experiences they conveyed.
How Gibraltar Became Europe’s Pandemic Wedding Hot Spot
The tiny British territory at the tip of Spain, with its open border and lack of restrictions, has become the go-to place for couples looking to wed.
At a time when countries around the world are curtailing wedding ceremonies and imposing strict travel restrictions to stop the spread of the coronavirus, Gibraltar has welcomed couples of all nationalities, including Americans, who are determined to perform their nuptials despite the obstacles posed by the pandemic.
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