Mr. Fogg’s Residence Cocktail Bar – Mayfair, London, UK
Kittens, maybe it’s all the ugly fallout from the Oprah interview or maybe it’s because we want to celebrate Piers Morgan’s sudden unemployment, but we’re in the mood for some cozy British whimsy for today’s LOunge. So pick a Penny-farthing to call your own and plant your heinie under it.
Today is WEDNESDAY. Take comfort. Or take shelter. Whichever applies most to your circumstances this week.
File this under “Problems we’re somewhat grateful to have, all things considered,” but we’re in the throes of vaccination anxiety. There are an increasing number of people surrounding us who have gotten their vaccine or gotten the appointment for one and with each new announcement comes “When are you guys getting yours? Have you tried X or Y or Z? My friend got one and you should try what she did!” We’re thrilled that so many people are on their way out of this nightmare and each vaccination is one more step toward normalcy, but spare a bit of patience and compassion for those of us who are still waiting, you know? We have no doubt it’s coming and probably sooner than we think, but we’d rather celebrate each new jab than constantly fret over when we’re getting called up. Our lives and livelihoods don’t depend on getting vaccinated sooner rather than later. We’re okay with the wait, so long as we don’t have to explain or justify it.
Whew! Some things came flying off our manly chests today! So how are you guys all faring on the vax front? Or would you rather, like us, talk about anything else? Because we’ve got a whole buffet of distractions laid out for you:
“An Overwhelming Sense of Unity”: How Paris Celebrated International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day was celebrated around the world on Monday, March 8, and in Paris, the occasion was marked with a march protesting sexism and sexual violence. France has a long history of feminist action, from the Women’s March on Versailles in 1789 to the “Manifesto of the 343” written in 1971 by 343 women who had had abortions, and Monday’s proceedings were part of that proud tradition; this time, photographer Acielle was on hand to capture the action.
Chloë Sevigny Had a Secret Wedding Last Year—With an Effortlessly Stylish Bridal Look, Of Course
Surprise! Chloë Sevigny revealed earlier today that she married the father to her 10-month-old son, art dealer Siniša Mačković, in a secret ceremony last March. While there had been plenty of speculation after the Oscar-nominated actor was spotted out and about wearing a wedding band last summer, Sevigny chose to celebrate the one-year anniversary of their nuptials with a throwback post on Instagram, adding a short and sweet caption beginning: “Married on a Monday.”
Meghan Markle and the Persistent Myth of the Manipulative Royal Wife
On a surface level, “Megxit” was just some wordplay that, thanks to its clever combination of current events, developed cultural, even comical, cache. (Who didn’t laugh at Brad Pitt’s Megxit joke at the BAFTAS?) Yet it contained an innate, misleading implication: that it was Meghan who was solely responsible for their royal departure. “The use of Meghan’s name has been taken in some quarters as identifying the Duchess as the instigator of the withdrawal,” Collins explained to the Times of London. Just this month, in fact, an anonymous source told the Times the Duchess of Sussex had ulterior motives: “She wanted to be the victim because then she could convince Harry that it was an unbearable experience and they had no choice but to move to America,” they claimed.
Why Is There So Much Silence Around Miscarriage?
The reality is, a miscarriage at any stage might require support, and when we encourage women to be hush-hush in the early weeks of pregnancy, we’re potentially robbing them of that support should they need it. Opening up about loss and expressing grief candidly and unabashedly—or any reaction, for that matter—can create a sense of community and connectedness during an otherwise isolating time. It also might inspire others to do the same. Grief, like all emotions, affects everyone differently, and sometimes we don’t have a clue what we need in the throes of our despair until we are forced to survive it. We cannot assume the stage of gestation will automatically determine the potential impact of a pregnancy loss—it does not. The pain of sharing or not sharing a loss that does evoke feelings of grief, mourning, longing, or self-hate, whether it happens at five weeks or forty, is poignant and individual.
The Year the Music Stopped—and My Indie Rock Husband Became a Full-Time Dad
The pandemic had decimated the music industry, canceling tours and shutting down venues, and when my husband’s band members decided to go their separate ways, he was suddenly very much around—and very much unemployed. In a twist on the overwhelming narrative playing out across households nationwide, we decided that my husband would put his career on hold so I could focus on mine. I would support our family, and he would take care of our children. Over the course of just a few months, he went from band dude to band dad—or, as my father started calling him last spring in those early days of the virus, “Mr. Mom.”
A First Look At Lady Gaga In ‘House Of Gucci’ (Featuring Adam Driver In Impeccable Knitwear)
After a year on Planet Chromatica, Lady Gaga has made a welcome return to earth. More specifically, she’s headed back to Hollywood after her Oscar-nominated turn in A Star Is Born – taking on the role of Italian socialite Patrizia Reggiani in Ridley Scott’s ’90s-set Lady Gucci biopic. On 9 March, Gaga shared a first look at herself in character with her onscreen husband Adam Driver, and in short, it’s an aesthetic masterpiece. Her simple caption: “Signore e Signora Gucci”
The Royal Family Issues a Response to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Oprah Interview
“The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan.”
Two days after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah premiered in the U.S. and one day after it subsequently aired in the UK, the British royal family is finally responding to the broadcast. This afternoon, Buckingham Palace issued a statement on behalf of the Queen.
Best Engagement Ring And Wedding Ring Designers On Etsy
Follow in Mila Kunis’ footsteps and peruse Etsy for your perfect engagement or wedding ring
Way back in 2016, Mila Kunis revealed that she bought her and husband Ashton Kutcher’s wedding bands from online marketplace Etsy, as it was the only place she could find the super-thin platinum band that she was looking for.
Some were shocked that the A-lister was purchasing such an important keepsake from the platform, but not us. Not only does Etsy host a wide range of gorgeous engagements ring sellers, but many are in the business of creating custom designs, making the already special piece of jewellery even more meaningful.
They Persisted (in Making Art)
Three stories that show how women have created throughout history
“What if Picasso had been born a girl?” asked art historian Linda Nochlin in 1971. Would her talent have been cultivated the same way by her art-teacher father? Would she have been allowed entry into Spain’s exclusive art academies and celebrated as a prodigy?
Provocative questions like these were posed in Nochlin’s famous essay “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?” Its publication in ArtNews magazine was a watershed moment in the emerging field of feminist art history; it was later characterized as “the first and fiercest blow against the white male canon.” In it, Nochlin introduced a new way to look at the history of Western art and its glaring lack of women before the 20th century. It wasn’t an absence of talent, ambition, or “genius.” It was the impossibility for women artists to even participate in the necessary channels, from attending the nude life drawing sessions that were an essential part of art training, to holding apprenticeships, to accessing private studio space.
Piers Morgan Breaks Silence After Quitting U.K. Morning Show, Stands By Meghan Markle Comments
Piers Morgan has broken his silence after a dramatic Tuesday that saw him storming off Good Morning Britain after being rebuked live on air by a colleague and then quitting the U.K. morning show following a wave of criticism over his continued attacks against Meghan Markle.
In his first full statement directly referencing his GMB exit, Morgan tweeted, “On Monday, I said I didn’t believe Meghan Markle in her Oprah interview. I’ve had time to reflect on this opinion, and I still don’t. If you did, OK. Freedom of speech is a hill I’m happy to die on.”
These Instagram Pies Are Pure Eye Candy
Precision meets whimsy in these picturesque bakes.
Five years ago, Lauren Ko had never baked a single pie. Bored with her job as an executive assistant, she started playing around in her kitchen, posting her geometrically stylized pies on Instagram (@lokokitchen). And then she almost burned down the internet, which has, it would seem, a bottomless appetite for beautiful pastry.
“Things went viral quickly—I’m still trying to catch up with it,” says Ko, who lives in Seattle. Her first book, Pieometry, showcases the techniques behind her intricate designs, crafted from dozens and dozens of painstakingly placed fruit and pastry cutouts. But her stunning designs have much more to do with her natural affinity for order than a passion for mathematics.”
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