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It’s officially fall and the weather outside the windows of T Lo Manor is brisk and chilly – for now. Lorenzo is always ready to break out the space heaters at the first late-summer nip in the air but Tom reminds him every year that an early cold snap is always a temporary affair before the temperatures climb back to shorts weather, with summer finally gives up the ghost around the first week of October. Usually. We’ve been holding out hope for a mild winter, since we’re all going to be spending it on some form of lockdown, which means we’ll likely only be seeing other people in outdoor settings for the foreseeable future. People tend to forget that THIS all started just as the weather started getting warmer for a good deal of the country. Facing the prospect of a cruel January and an even crueler February entirely indoors and cut off from folks does not sound like a roadmap to good mental health. The very least God could do for us is provide is with light-jacket weather for most of the winter. Having said that, we’ve probably just jinxed the entire northeast and we’ll all be shut in under a meter of snow for four months.
And with that lovely image in your head, today is TUESDAY. Sigh.
Chin up! The good news is we have a ton of Emmys (and other) content in the pipeline! Maybe you’re not as excited about that as we are, but yesterday was the biggest posting day for this site since the first week in March, which makes us feel – temporarily, mind you – that things are all getting back to normal! We know they’re not, but we’ve all got to take our victories where we can get them these days, no? Off to opinionate! Chat amongst yourselves!
How Zendaya and Law Roach Pulled Off a Historic Emmys Moment
Zendaya does everything with style, so when she became the youngest performer ever to earn Best Actress honors at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards, she did so in a stellar series of looks that set the internet alight. Christopher John Roger’s moire and silk taffeta fall/winter 2020 gown dress kicked things off as she presented a moment from Issa Rae’s Insecure, then she quickly changed into a custom Armani Privé polka-dot skirt for her big win. Both outfits spoke to her status as a daring style star and the spirited fun of 2020s virtual ceremony. For image architect Law Roach, the night’s fashion choices were especially meaningful. As the man behind Zendaya’s enviable wardrobe, Roach has been a constant in her life since her days as a Disney Channel star.
Behind the Scenes with Unorthodox’s Shira Haas, Who Wore Chanel Couture to the Emmys
Fresh off the Jewish new year of Rosh Hashanah and her first Emmys ceremony, actress Shira Haas is exhausted. On the phone from her home in Tel Aviv, the 25-year-old actress revealed that she had been up since 4 a.m. watching the virtual Emmy Awards. “It was a very festive occasion and a great opening to the Jewish new year,” she says. The actress had been nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role in the breakout Netflix series Unorthodox as Esther Shapiro, a young 19-year-old bride from a hermetic, heavy-on-tradition, Yiddish-speaking, ultra-Orthodox community in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Drag Superstar Shangela Turned Her Emmys Weekend Into a Fashion-Filled Extravaganza
The absence of a red carpet at this year’s Emmy Awards didn’t stop drag superstar D.J. Pierce (better known to adoring fans as Shangela) from getting glammed up for it. This weekend, Shangela was nominated for an Emmy for her series We’re Here in the category of outstanding unstructured reality program. The HBO series follows Shangela and fellow drag stars Bob the Drag Queen and Eureka O’Hara as they travel across the U.S. to recruit small-town residents to participate in one-night-only drag shows. “This was my very first time being a part of a show, as a host, and being nominated for an Emmy,” Shangela tells Vogue. For the big night, the drag queen decided to take matters into her own hands, turning her Emmys weekend into a fashion-filled extravaganza that was all about celebrating her big nomination through style.
3 Female Photographers on the Fearsome Legacy of Mary Ellen Mark
Throughout her legendary 50-year career, photographer Mary Ellen Mark made the kind of pictures that stung the heart and surprised the eye. Shooting for magazines like Vogue, Life, and Rolling Stone, she documented people on the outskirts of society—sex workers, street kids, cross-dressing beauty pageant contestants, patients in a women’s psychiatric ward—creating memorable images that managed to be gritty, deeply empathetic, and, always, beautiful.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Great Equalizer
How a scholar, advocate, and judge upended the entirety of American political thought.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, scholar, lawyer, judge, and Justice, died on Friday at the age of eighty-seven. Born the year Eleanor Roosevelt became First Lady, Ginsburg bore witness to, argued for, and helped to constitutionalize the most hard-fought and least-appreciated revolution in modern American history: the emancipation of women. Aside from Thurgood Marshall, no single American has so wholly advanced the cause of equality under the law. The change Ginsburg ushered into American politics began a half century ago, and reckoning with its magnitude requires measuring the distance between now and then. At the time, only three in a hundred legal professionals and fewer than two hundred of the nation’s ten thousand judges were women.
Millie Bobby Brown Talks Astonishing Fight Scenes For ‘Enola Holmes’, And Aspiring To Be Like Helena Bonham Carter
As she produces and performs in the new Netflix mystery movie Enola Holmes, the teenage mogul opens up about empowering young women and gen-Z beauty.
“As young girls at work, in schools and online, sometimes we aren’t seen as equals. In schools, especially, you can be belittled and made to feel as though you’re not good enough, or as good as the boy sat next to you. This film empowers young women to speak up for what they believe in.”
Celebrities In Vintage: From Amal Clooney To Kate Moss, Here Are The Most Fabulous Vintage Red Carpet Moments
With everyone from Kim Kardashian to Meghan Markle opting for pre-loved and decidedly ‘old’ dresses, here’s a look at all our favourite celebrities wearing vintage dresses over the last 20 years
Mainstream celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, royalty like Meghan Markle and fashion world darlings like Adwoa Aboah have all opted for distinctly ‘old’ dresses on recent red carpets.
We don’t know if it’s a growing awareness of fashion’s ecologically damaging love of ‘new’ or a desire for individualistic style in the face of Instagram homogeny, but either way, we are very much on board.
Of course, the A-listers wearing pre-loved pieces is really nothing new. From Winona Ryder in vintage Pauline Trigère at the 2000 Oscars to Emma Watson in vintage Ossie Clarke at the Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince London premiere in 2009, here are all the times our favourite stars styled themselves in the clothes of a bygone era.
Princess Diana Said That “Shaking Hands” Was the Only Thing Prince Charles Learned About Love
A new biography explains Prince Charles’s “emotional retentiveness.”
“Diana reckoned that if Charles had been brought up in the normal fashion, he would have been better able to handle his and her emotions,” Seward wrote. Diana explained that Charles’s unusual upbringing manifested itself in his inability to show physical affection and that he “couldn’t be tactile with his own wife.”
Kim Cattrall Had a Very Specific Reason for Becoming an American Citizen
She was born in England and raised in Canada and America.
Cattrall was born in Liverpool, England. When she was three months old, her family emigrated to Canada the family moved back and forth between the two countries before settling in New York when she was 16. She left the city in April to quarantine in Canada so she could be closer to her mother, who’s currently in a senior living facility.
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