The Daily T LOunge for October 9, 2020

Posted on October 09, 2020

Patchwork Bar and Restaurant – Ibiza, Spain

Take it in, darlings. Take it ALL in. Breathe deeply of this moment and lightly pat yourself on the back for having earned it.

Today is FRIDAY. Bow to the sun or have another cookie. Whichever feels more like appropriate thanksgiving to you at this time. As you know, we’re not the types to judge.

Please feel free to sample from our Buffet of Distractions below or tell us what your (haha) plans for the weekend may be. Ours? Well, we think we might just stay in. Be homebodies for a change.


In a Film Premiering Today, Vogue India Celebrates its Local Craftspeople—and Launches a Global Fundraiser
The allure of “Made in India” has a long history. In the 19th century, Western European women lusted after imported paisley shawls and still today, a trip to India is incomplete without a block-printed or woodworked souvenir. For Indians, artisanship is at the bedrock of their culture.
Upon the birth of a girl in Punjab, it’s long been the custom for mothers to begin embroidering a Phulkari textile for the eventual wedding. Similar traditions extend to other regions; across the nation, you’ll find people who take pride in the ability to create beauty and celebrate life with the humble needle and thread.


Meet Some of the Stars of Our First-Ever Vogue Street Style Challenge
At the start of September, our resident street style photographer Phil Oh asked Vogue followers everywhere to be his muses. With the pandemic making travel from his home base in Brooklyn impossible, he put out a call asking for submissions for our first-ever Vogue Street Style Challenge. Fashion month mainstays like Michelle Elie and Katie Ruensumran (a.k.a. Katie Is Monster) asked their followers to take part too, as did the Copenhagen-based model and entrepreneur Pernille Teisbaek.


The 52 Best Spooky Movies to Watch for Halloween
One of the best things about Halloween month (a.k.a. how all the mature adults refer to October) is the fact that it coincides with the official start of Cozy Season. When the leaves start to fall and Rite Aid starts rolling out the ghost and skeleton costumes, there’s nothing better than curling up in a blanket or twelve, sipping a seasonal beverage—Pumking ale, anyone?—and freaking the living hell out of yourself with a horror movie.


Emilia Clarke on the Importance of Female Mentors in the Film Industry: “Lord Knows I Would Have Loved One”
“Because everybody starts with, largely speaking, a wide-eyed, optimistic gaze, and I think that the best way to have your stories told and heard is by understanding the environment you’re walking into. And now, as a producer as well, I see a whole other side of things, which is teaching me a lot as an actor and will definitely be valuable to a young filmmaker or a new voice.”


The White Women Who Voted for Trump in 2016—And Changed Their Minds in 2020
They refuse to make the same mistake again in November.
White women were one of Trump’s largest voting blocs in 2016—exit polls show that 52 percent of white women who voted cast a ballot for him, compared to four percent of Black women and 25 percent of Latinx women. In fact, original data spliced by Marie Claire reveals that if only white women had voted for Trump in 2016, he would have won by an additional 51 electoral votes. Today, President Trump is running on a racist platform that suggests the suburbs, where most of these white women reside, won’t be safe in Joe Biden’s America. Except this time around, polls are predicting the president’s divisive rhetoric won’t work—a point that bears out in the interviews we conducted.


Soledad O’Brien Isn’t Here for the Soundbites
In her new Matter of Fact Listening Tour, O’Brien is having the long, tough conversations about race and equity.
“Part of journalism, part of what we do, is holding up some ugly truths for people to see. I don’t want to spend my career sugarcoating stuff and making people feel comfortable: ‘Well, it was really bad, but I’m not going to let you see it, so that you’re not upset by it.’ I want you to get upset, and I want you to get mad. And I want you to say, “We are better than this, and we need to do better than this.”


There’s Always Been Something About Mary
Fifty years after Mary Richards launched her blue knit cap in the air, ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’ remains the archetype of single-girl freedom—and an inspiration to generations of women onscreen and off.
Call it the click: that instantaneous feeling of camaraderie when women discover a shared experience that cements their similarity of spirit, generational differences notwithstanding. For some, it’s an offhand reference to Delta Sigma Theta that’ll do it, or maybe the realization that they were both Girl Scouts. For others, motherhood is the circumstance that draws two strangers into an instant easy rapport. For me, it’s The Mary Tyler Moore Show.


Can Indigenous Knowledge Move the Fashion Industry Forward?
Some of the most influential Indigenous People in the industry weigh in…
To innovate, we often look ahead. But sometimes, the best way forward is found in traditional knowledge. Here, we ask fashion, textile, and apparel industry professionals around the world how their cultural heritage and indigenous knowledge shape their work—and how it might help move the fashion industry in a more sustainable direction.


Can the Royal Family Stay Politically Neutral Forever?
Prince Harry’s recent comments about voting were just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the complex relationship between the royal family and the democracy they’re part of.
Prince Harry may be a newly minted California resident, but he’s not a U.S. voter yet—nor, for that matter, is he in his native England. “Many of you may not have known that I’ve never been able to vote in the U.K. my entire life,” he said in a September 22 Time 100 video that sparked a thousand British think pieces about Harry’s alleged breach of royal protocol.\n\n+++\n\nIt is unusual, of course, for a British royal to speak at all about another country’s election. But married to an American citizen and no longer a senior royal himself, Harry is busy undoing all sorts of family norms.


Mary Poppins Returns! Some Modern Families Seek a Governess
Whom better suited to dispatch briskly with the demands of coronavirus-era child care?
In her work as an estate manager, Kristin Reyes often finds herself fielding client requests for a special kind of child minder. “Callers will say to me, ‘Kristin, I need a modern Mary Poppins.’ Everyone knows what that means.” It refers, Ms. Reyes went on to explain, to that old-fashioned paragon of patience, good cheer and decorum otherwise known as a governess. And, yes, she — most always a she — is back, a plucky hybrid of tutor and life coach in rising demand among affluent families scrambling to educate their offspring in the midst of a pandemic.





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