Drinking and Dining on the Rocks Bar and Restaurant – Ko Samui, Thailand
Shall we, kittens?
And by that we mean, “Shall we skip lightly past any responsibilities and spend all day in today’s spectacular LOunge?” The answer is “Yes.” The answer is ALWAYS “Yes,” but it’s even more yes when the LOunge looks like this. Let’s gaze out over the ocean and talk of things frivolous and shallow all day long.
Today is FRIDAY. You’ve earned it.
We are rather giddily exhausted after the first week of post-Lockdown content that rivals any of the weeks in the Before Times. We know we’ll be dealing with another dearth of red carpetry very soon, but this was the first week in a very long time where it felt like we might eventually get back to what we used to call normal at some point. Huzzah! Talk amongst yourselves while we go make more of that beautiful content for you.
Waste Not: How Designers Are Making Their Spring 2021 Collections With Leftover Fabric, Old Patterns, and Renewed Clarity
Beyond the creative challenges, cashflow came to a grinding halt for many designers. Retailers cancelled their pre-fall orders, saddling labels with mountains of unsold inventory, and clothing sales hit record lows in the spring. For those who wanted to show something new, the only option was to get resourceful: They used leftover materials from seasons past, revived old patterns, and relied on working with their hands, sewing, draping, embellishing, and dying garments at home. “I realized through it that I’ve never wanted to make things more, to be more creative,” Jonathan Anderson said at the time. That’s one silver lining of such restraints and limitations: They simultaneously narrow your focus and unlock ideas you may not have had in the #BeforeTimes, when any fabric or silhouette or trim was at your disposal.
All the Royal Family’s Most Gorgeous Tiaras: Your Official Guide to Who Owns What
These crowns have the most fascinating stories.
The time has come to stop everything and acquaint yourself with the British Royal Family’s veritable army of tiaras: a group of jewels that are so precious you can’t put a price tag on them, and so old they were around before the days of photography. We’ve all seen Duchess Kate, Princess Diana, and Queen Elizabeth decked out in bejeweled headgear, but the origin stories behind these tiaras are truly fascinating.
Wedding make-up is a confusing business. Do you apply your own make-up or hire an artist? Do you stick with what you know and go for a classic au natural look? Or opt for something a bit bolder to stand out on the big day?
Nude tones, or red lipstick and lashes? And how do you nail a complexion so flawless even Bella Hadid would be jealous without looking like a ghost in the wedding pics?
Whatever you choose to do, consider make-up artist Caroline Barnes’ top tip: ‘Give yourself enough time to finish your make-up and then step away for a while. You might feel like you’re wearing too much, but leave it to settle for an hour and then re-visit it.’
Still not sure what wedding make-up to go for? We’ve got all your wedding make-up inspiration for looking your most beautiful on the big day in one place. Check out our edit of the best wedding and bridal make-up ideas perfect for your big day…
From King James’s Beloved Nobleman to the Infamous Lola Montez, a Brief History of Royal Mistresses (and Masters)
If recent allegations about Juan Carlos I of Spain and his mistress seem outrageous, you are due for a royal history lesson.
Love—and lust—can make anyone, even a monarch, do crazy things. But if the recent allegations that former king Juan Carlos I of Spain gave his mistress Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn 65 million euros seem outrageous, then you do not know your royal history. For centuries, royal favorites have wielded enormous power—culturally, socially, politically, and economically. From Grigory Potemkin, who went from Catherine the Great’s sultry toy boy to the ruler of southern Russia, to Anne Boleyn and Diane de Poitiers, history has been made by royal paramours. They have influenced fashion, policy, and occasionally cost a king his crown.
To Many Travelers, 2020 Was the Summer of 1965
Driving over flying. Domestic destinations. Though the conditions and causes were different, certain midcentury travel preferences experienced a revival this year.
Certain midcentury preferences — like driving over flying and a focus on domestic exploration — experienced a revival that made summer travel feel like 1965, not 2019. The conditions and causes were different because of this pandemic, but the trend lines this summer were clear: What’s new is old is new again — just add Google Maps, face masks and curbside pickup.
My Life in Parties: Bob Colacello’s Off-Kilter Views of New York Society
Bob Colacello’s world opened up in 1970 when he got a phone call from someone at Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine during dinner at his parents’ house in Rockville Center, Long Island. Warhol had read one of the movie reviews he had written for The Village Voice and wanted to meet him. The rest is history—literally, the social history of 1970s New York City, when cocaine, disco music, and sex reigned supreme. “The ’70s kind of really got started in ’74,” Colacello said. “Nixon left office and the Vietnam War ended, which meant our generation stopped protesting and started partying.” The photos Colacello took during that era and the following decades, during which he became editor of Interview and then a correspondent for Vanity Fair, have been featured in multiple books, and are currently on view in an exhibition at the Newport Art Museum in Rhode Island. “I took my pictures in a very random way,” Colacello said. “I wanted them to look kind of off-kilter, like parties are.”
Robert Pattinson Tests Positive for Coronavirus, Halting ‘The Batman’ Production
Robert Pattinson has tested positive for coronavirus, prompting “The Batman” to suspend filming in the United Kingdom days after it went back into production, according to a source familiar with the situation.
Warner Bros. confirmed earlier on Thursday that production was being halted after a crew member tested positive but did not confirm the person’s identity. Vanity Fair first reported that Pattinson was the one who had coronavirus.
Author Patricia Morrisroe on Beethoven and the Bored Housewives of 1800s Vienna
A new historical novel about the composer and his “dear, enchanting girl” brings to life the tumultuous—and occasionally tawdry—musical-salon scene in turn-of-19th-century Europe.
“Women in those days had to become proficient in musical instruments so they could appear accomplished, and thus, marriageable. But it had to be the right instrument. It could not be the violin, for example, because you had to do these violent flashing movements which were considered unattractive. It couldn’t be the cello because you had to squeeze it in between your legs. So women were pretty much limited to the piano, which showed off your dainty wrists and posture.”
88 Labor Day Recipes to Make the Most of Summer
This weekend is all about grillin’ and chillin’.
It’s Labor Day, which means one thing: Summer is, unofficially, over. But there’s a silver lining! Consider this permission to spend the whole weekend outside, soaking in the sun, grilling to your heart’s content (Veggie burgers! Chicken wings! Shrimp!), and eating all the fleeting produce at their peak freshness. With a little prep work and a can-do attitude, these Labor Day recipes will make for light work over the long weekend.
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