T LOunge for February 8, 2021

Posted on February 08, 2021

Salon Angie Bar – Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Turkey


Yes, it’s true, kittens. We don’t feel like leaving the basement today. The problem? We don’t actually have a basement. Fortunately, like every T LOunge, we only need our imaginations to arrive at our destination. Pull up a seat in a dark corner (which should be easy, since this LOunge is nothing but dark corners), order a drink, and sit there sullenly while you try to determine if you feel like joining the group.

Today is MONDAY, which should have been fairly obvious from the exceedingly moody opening paragraph.

We’re off to scout out some further distractions for you today, but in the meantime, please feel free to sample from our complimentary platter of distractions below and talk amongst yourselves until we return with something dazzling for you.


Violise Lunn’s Paper Shoes and Dresses Are Fashion Dreams
Denmark has a history of paper art; its most famous proponent was Hans Christian Andersen, who conjured fairy tales with words and paper clippings. Violise Lunn likewise makes magic with paper tissue and glue, crafting dream dresses and fantasy shoes that seem destined for fairies.
This adventure began in 1999 when the late Kirsten “Kiki” Kiser, a Danish model turned architect and gallerist, asked if Lunn could make a frock out of paper. “I thought, Well, why not?” the artist says on a call. “I made dresses, and then afterwards I thought, Okay, the dresses needed shoes, and then I created some shoes with papier-mâché.”


Law Roach on the Evocative and Modern Costumes of Malcolm and Marie
Though he and Zendaya recently celebrated their 10-year working anniversary, Roach had never styled her for the big screen. When presented with the chance, he didn’t hesitate. “I’ve done a little bit of everything with her; she’s my sister at this point,” says Roach. “The opportunities that she’s given me have been incredible, and I was flattered that she would invite me into this world. I knew Sam enjoyed my work, so the fact that they had a conversation about this was exciting.” The film also marked a new career phase for the actress, who served as producer. “She’s only 24 years old, but she was involved in every aspect of this movie from start to finish,” says Roach. “She took ownership, and that was beautiful for me to watch. I’m so proud of her progression as an actress and businesswoman.”


Christopher Plummer, Sound of Music Star and Hollywood Legend, Is Dead at 91
While Plummer was perhaps best known for his role as Captain von Trapp in 1965’s The Sound of Music, he would, over the course of his career, portray figures both fictional and historical, including Arthur Wellesley, the 1st Duke of Wellington (in 1970’s Waterloo); Rudyard Kipling (in 1975’s The Man Who Would Be King); Mike Wallace (in 1999’s The Insider); Leo Tolstoy (in 2009’s The Last Station); and J. Paul Getty (in 2017’s All the Money in the World). His penultimate onscreen role was in Rian Johnson’s 2019 murder mystery Knives Out, filmed when Plummer was 89. His memorable and widely celebrated performance made the perfect conclusion to a career like no other.


Sarah Thomas Will Be the First Woman to Officiate the Super Bowl
“Sarah Thomas has made history again as the first female Super Bowl official,” Troy Vincent Sr., the NFL’s executive vice president of football operations, said when announcing the game assignments last month, and disclosing that Thomas, as the down judge, would be part of the seven-person crew officiating Super Bowl LV. “Her elite performance and commitment to excellence has earned her the right to officiate the Super Bowl. Congratulations to Sarah on this well-deserved honor.”


Yes, Trans People Belong in Sports
The scrutiny of women’s bodies is the real threat to women’s sports—not the presence of trans women and girls.

“If you play women’s sports, you know online trolling all too well. If you speak out on race, you’ve been there, done that. If you are open about the love for your wife, you learn to click “block” and move on. But when you vocalize the most basic support for the humanity of your trans community, a new level of hate surfaces. The piping hot coffee that spills out of these mugs is filled with unaddressed work within our culture. Fear of and misconceptions about and downright contempt for trans people are everywhere. And somehow right now, this fear of trans people and trans bodies has zeroed in on trans people belonging in sports.”


Captain Sarah Kociuba Is One of 10 Female B-2 Pilots. She’s Flying the Bomber Over the Super Bowl.
Sunday’s historical Super Bowl flyover will be captained by Kociuba.

Super Bowl Sunday will serve up many spectacles: Singers Eric Church and Jazmine Sullivan will belt out the National Anthem, The Weeknd is performing at half time, and yes, there will be a football game to watch in between!
But none of the events will be quite as historic as the first-of-its-kind pregrame show: A trio of bombers will zip through the air over Raymond James Stadium in Tampa in unison, clocking speeds over 300 mph.
The mission will be lead by Captain Sarah Kociuba, one of only 10 female B-2 pilots.


How Costumes And Makeup Shape Perception In Promising Young Woman
If the pen is mightier than the sword, then in Promising Young Woman, the ink’s been replaced by lipstick. As Cassie (Carey Mulligan) channels her anger, grief, and guilt over the death of her best friend into a one-woman mission to punish men (and women) complicit in rape culture, the gulf between appearance and motivation is vast. In contrast to a spy who dresses to blend in, Cassie’s undercover attire is a flashing beacon that lures in her prey, and her ability to shapeshift through the local nightlife scene is made possible by the clothes, makeup, and hairstyles she adopts to appeal to her targets. Each undone button and crinkle is part of the overall ruse, and Cassie’s revolving closet is as purposeful as her imperfectly applied eyeliner.


Queen Elizabeth Celebrates 69 Years as Monarch After Ascending to the Throne in 1952
The royal family’s Instagram account marked the occasion with a special video.

February 6 marks a very special anniversary for Queen Elizabeth II, as the monarch ascended the throne on this date in 1952, following the death of her father, King George VI.
Elizabeth was 27 when she became queen, and her coronation followed on June 2, 1953. Honoring the 69th anniversary of her ascension to the British throne, which took place on February 6, 1952, the royal family’s official Instagram account shared a throwback video.


“I, Too, Sing America”
Remembering David C. Driskell, a foundational figure in art history

David Driskell was a powerful force. Over the course of seven decades as an artist, art historian, collector and curator, he redefined the story of American art. He was an artist, teacher, and scholar who changed art history. He brought the long legacy of Black imagination, art, and ingenuity into the classroom and the museum. He gave an oral history in 2019 that documents how, over the course of seven decades, the artist, art historian, collector, and curator redefined the story of American art.


Super Bowl fashion: every outfit worn by the Super Bowl halftime show performer from 1993 to now
From Katy Perry’s four outfit changes to Beyoncé’s Black Panther-inspired looks, here are all the outfits from every single Super Bowl halftime performance

To mark 2021’s Super Bowl halftime performance, this time courtesy of The Weeknd, we decided to take a trip down memory lane and look back on every Super Bowl outfit from the past 28 years. From Diana Ross to Lady Gaga, Britney Spears to Beyoncé there have been some amazing live shows given during the game’s halftime, and with extravagant performances come extremely fun Super Bowl outfits.
Whether it be Jennifer Lopez in Versace or Katy Perry in Jeremy Scott, here are the most fantastical Super Bowl costumes that ever graced the halftime show.


How ‘Funny Face’ Became The Ultimate Fashion Reference
Funny Face wasn’t taken especially seriously upon its release in 1957. Critics were unconvinced by the May-December romance between Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn (Astaire, then 58 and evidently still light on his feet, had 30 years on his gamine co-star), and for New York Times film critic Bosley Crowther, though he was charmed by the musical’s “visual style” and “fine outdoor shots of Paris”, it amounted to “a lovely phantasm made up of romance, tourism and chic”. But despite all the talk of frolicking and froth – and the ludicrous notion that there was anything “funny” about Audrey’s exquisite visage – its legacy has far outlasted that of other, arguably more heavyweight cinematic fare of the time.


Glimpses of an Ancient Fire-Walking Ritual in Northern Greece
Each May in the small Greek village of Lagadas, a group of celebrants upholds a three-day tradition that incorporates a range of age-old rites.

Each year on May 21, the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates Saint Constantine and Saint Helen. In the small village of Lagadas, about half an hour outside Thessaloniki in northern Greece, the celebrations last for three days and include a spectacular fire-walking ritual called Anastenaria, the word for which derives from the Greek “anastasi,” meaning resurrection.





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