Flight Club Bar – Birmingham, England
Don’t think about it too much or too long, kittens! Just get on that merry-go-round and hold on tight, because another week has started and we all need as much whimsy as we can handle just to get through it, are we right?
Today is MONDAY. Hence the carnival-like atmosphere.
Although truth be told, it’s about as far from a carnival as you can get around T Lo Manor. The world outside is gray and wet, but not cold enough to be considered chilly or cozy. The absolute worst kind of weather. How perfectly Monday. So as you grab a pony (in every sense of the phrase), tell us what the world outside your window looks like right now. Then spend the rest of this godforsaken day being irresponsible and perusing our Menu of Distractions.
Vintage Stock Reserve Is Giving Old Clothes New Life on TikTok
Vintage Stock Reserve is a fashion page that encourages people to partake in upcycled, DIY’d design through easy how-to videos. The creativity-filled page is run by 21-year-old Tommy Groenendijk and 22-year-old Jordan Deery, two friends located in Land O Lakes, Florida. They met as sophomores in high school around 2015, and bonded over vintage and secondhand clothing. “Before I met Jordan, I had never really thought of thrifting and all its benefits,” says Groenendijk. “Once you start finding heat at the thrift shop, it quickly turns into an ever-growing addiction. It’s like wearing archived collectibles; Each piece has history behind it.”
How Karl Lagerfeld Reinvented Chanel—and the Role of the Creative Director on Today’s In Vogue: The 1990s Episode
In 1982 the house of Chanel was something of a grand old lady. Despite the brand’s history of early 20th century innovation, it had become boring and bougie. Enter Karl Lagerfeld (then also working for Chloé and Fendi), who realized at once that the company needed more than a face-lift. Always prolific, at the same time that Lagerfeld was transforming Chanel, he was creating a blueprint for the role of a creative director that is still being followed today.
The Bourse de Commerce, François Pinault’s New Art Museum, Will Open in January
The wait is nearly over: The Bourse de Commerce–Pinault Collection, a contemporary art museum established by businessman François Pinault, will open to the public on Saturday, January 23, 2021. Situated between the Louvre and the Centre Pompidou in central Paris, the private museum was once meant to open in June of 2020, but that plan was scuttled by the coronavirus pandemic. (The city shut down just as artworks and furniture were beginning to be installed.) Now, to accommodate physical-distancing protocols still in place throughout France, the events marking its grand unveiling will stretch over several days.
25 Years of ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge,’ Bollywood’s Best Love Story
An oral history of the film that rewrote the modern Hindi rom-com.
It’s a tale as old as, well, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. On October 20, 1995, DDLJ premiered in theaters and…never left. Directed and written by then-24-year-old first-time filmmaker Aditya Chopra—under his father Yash Chopra’s mega-successful production banner Yash Raj Films—the Bollywood rom-com went on to become the longest-running Hindi film of all time. (In the midst of an historic 1,274-week run at Mumbai’s Maratha Mandir theater, it was forced to temporarily close in March due to COVID-19.)
Kate Middleton’s Best Looks of All Time
The Duchess can make anything look royally good.
Don’t get us wrong, marrying into the royal family has its perks in the fashion department (bespoke tailoring, for one), but when it comes down to it, style cannot be bought. It’s inherent. Case in point: Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, who looks just as effortless in a made-to-fit dress (she loves labels like Alexander McQueen and Jenny Packham) as she does in Breton stripes and denim—a look she often wears for more laidback events. She’s even worn pieces from places such as Zara and J.Crew, proving that this royal can mix the highs with the lows for a queen-approved ensemble. On top of this, Kate has access to all the best royal jewels and tiaras, which ought to make anyone’s style A+. As an ode to her royally refined and posh taste, we’re looking back on her most stylish moments thus far.
The Cast of The Crown Season 4 Looks Just Like Their Real-Life Counterparts
See what the stars of the show look like in real life.
The Crown has one of the most talented casts on TV, and as we anxiously await the arrival of Season 4, we’re taking a look at the how the characters on the show compare to their real-life counterparts—and what the cast looks like in real life.
Gal Gadot, Patty Jenkins to Reteam on ‘Cleopatra’ Biopic for Paramount Pictures
The ‘Wonder Woman’ duo will tackle the historical biopic about the Queen of Egypt, a role immortalized by Elizabeth Taylor.
Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot are reuniting for another costume drama.
The duo will reteam for Cleopatra, a historical biopic in the works from Paramount Pictures, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Jameela Jamil: “We are all prone to loneliness, but it’s not your fault”
As she fronts Bumble’s new campaign tackling loneliness, Jameela Jamil is here to reassure anyone feeling alone.
One in three people suffer from loneliness in the UK, according to new research from social networking app Bumble. Actress and campaigner Jameela Jamil has been enlisted to front the app’s new campaign destigmatising this all-too-common issue. Here, she talks to us about what’s driving our feelings of isolation – yes, social media plays a role, but so does society’s veneration of romantic relationships over platonic friendships. For those feeling alone, how should we tackle and overcome our loneliness? Allow Jamil’s words to reassure and soothe, while making you laugh at your desk.
Dutch Committee Advises Government to Return Looted Art to Former Colonies.
The Netherlands follows France in recognizing that stolen work should be returned. But will it?
An advisory committee has just delivered a report to the Dutch government one year in the making, according to The New York Times. It recommends the return of artwork to the Netherlands’s former colonies in Indonesia, Surniame and the Caribbean. Should the Dutch government follow the guidelines, it would mean an investigative body will look at an object’s provenance when requests are made, and create a publicly accessible national database of all the colonial collections in Dutch museums.
A Glance at Daily Life Among the Caretakers of Britain’s Small Islands
Stationed off the coast of Britain, island wardens manage the preservation of their small speck of land — while coping with extreme weather and limited access to the mainland.
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