T LOunge for May 25th, 2021

Posted on May 25, 2021

Da Maria Bar and Restaurant – Seminyak, Bali


Kittens, are you dazzled? Do you not want to launch directly into a big musical number with color coordinated backup dancers? But look, if you just want to sit quietly with some tea and a good book, that’s fine by us too. But we’ll be over here, tap dancing our way among the tables. Which reminds us, we’re late getting our latest Twirling Through It newsletter out to our subscribers. We’re busy little content bees lately!

Oh, today is TUESDAY. It almost doesn’t seem worth mentioning, now does it? Talk amongst yourselves, darlings.


Would You Share Your Wardrobe With a Stranger?
Back in 2017, New York-based entrepreneurs Violet Gross and Merri Smith, who had worked in marketing for luxury department store Saks Fifth Avenue, co-founded peer-to-peer (P2P) clothing rental app Tulerie, which described itself as a “closet sharing community.”
The idea came about when a friend of Gross’s, who works in fashion, couldn’t always afford to dress the way she wanted to, and often found herself buying from the high street or borrowing from friends. After a while, the friend asked Gross if she could pay her for the items she lent her and, although Gross declined because she saw it as simply something friends do for one another, it made her think: “Why should you only borrow fashion from your friends?”


Timothée Chalamet To Play Willy Wonka In Prequel
Timothée Chalamet is ready to head to a world of pure imagination as the Oscar-nominated actor is set to star as the iconic inventor and chocolate maker in Warner Bros and the Roald Dahl Story Co.’s Wonka. Based on characters created by Roald Dahl, the story will focus on a young Willy Wonka and his adventures prior to opening the world’s most famous chocolate factory. Sources also tell Deadline that Wonka will mark the first time Chalamet gets to show off his singing and dancing skills with several musical numbers set to appear in the film. He’s been the top choice for some time but scheduling was a hurdle that had to be overcome as training for those numbers is included in the prep for this film.


The Me You Can’t See Director Dawn Porter on What Led Prince Harry to Go Through Therapy on Camera
Plus, Porter reflects on directing “the queen of interviews,” Oprah Winfrey.

Both Oprah and Prince Harry had very personal and deep feelings about destigmatizing conversations around mental health and mental wellness. This was really important to both of them, and so they were extremely hands on. We had meetings every other week. We would look at footage of different possible participants. We would talk through their stories. We would talk to what each story would bring to the series, and that also led to both of them participating. They were seeing in real time how our subjects were opening up, and then they both really opened up too, so I’m really proud of that, that they were so involved and it was such a collaborative effort for our team.


A Maryland Candy Shop Is Selling Chocolate-Covered Cicadas
First, they’re cleaned and cooked up in an air fryer, of course.

Chouquette Chocolates, for one, is welcoming our new Magicicada neighbors, by doing what you’d (kind of) expect: by covering them with chocolate and trying to convince everyone that they’re delicious. “It’s really like a chocolate-covered potato chip,” Sarah Dwyer, the owner of the Gaithersburg, Maryland confectionery. If you’d like to try the chocolate-covered cicadas before 2038, then you can special order a dozen ($18) from the Chouquette Chocolates website. Each batch of bugs can be coated with a combination of milk chocolate and Old Bay seasoning (they are coming from Maryland, after all), milk chocolate and cinnamon, or dark chocolate and cinnamon.


Lindsay Lohan to Return to Acting by Starring in Netflix Christmas Romantic Comedy
Lindsay Lohan, who has largely foregone acting in recent years, will soon star in a yet-to-be-titled Netflix holiday rom-com. The streamer has made a robust business out of Christmas fare, and its original movies such as “Jingle Jangle,” “A Christmas Prince,” “The Christmas Chronicles” and “The Princess Switch” (inspired by Lohan’s “The Parent Trap”) have become instant (and repeatable) holiday classics.
In this new movie, Lohan will play a “newly engaged, spoiled hotel heiress” (according to the logline), who gets amnesia after a skiing accident and “finds herself in the care of a handsome, blue-collar lodge owner and his precocious daughter in the days leading up to Christmas.” The rest of the cast has not yet been announced.


Meet Artist Paola de la Calle, Whose Quilts Call for the Reunification of Migrant Children With Their Parents
For Paola de la Calle, art has been a catalyst. The Colombian-American artist has spent the past several months working with Galería de la Raza (a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco dedicated to promoting Xicanx/Latinx art and culture) and other groups to protest, create, and demand for the rights of Latin American migrant children detained at the border.
Central to the campaign are five quilts that weave together a story of liberation, reunification, and healing. De la Calle, who often incorporates and interrogates social issues in her practice, created the quilts for the Caravan for the Children campaign, an effort aimed to influence the first 100- days of President Biden’s administration.


The Artwork We’ve Missed the Most
Ten curators on what they’re excited to see when the Getty Center reopens

Excited about riding the tram up through the trees above the 405 freeway and getting your first peek at the Getty Center? To travel through time while contemplating an illuminated manuscript from the 1500s or a photograph from the 1980s?
You’re not alone. Getty’s curators—the people who care for, research, and arrange the art you view—are also excited to walk through the galleries after more than a year working from home. These are the paintings, sculptures, and photographs they are excited to spend some time with when the galleries reopen.


How Barbra Streisand in What’s Up, Doc? Became a Barometer for My Love Life
My love for What’s Up, Doc? came in my early thirties. I was in what I now jokingly refer to as the second season of a years-long, on-again, off-again relationship with a man who always told me that he loved me yet palpably resented me. I was never quite a full person in his eyes, more so a vector through which he could become the kind of man he’d hoped his transition would lead him to being. As I now understand it, what he resented was what he felt for me. Although he needed a woman to be the kind of man he wanted to be, I wasn’t the kind of woman that this man would want to be with.


Stop Trying to Convince Me Not to Shower Daily
There’s been a recent rise in articles and social media posts encouraging us to forego our daily showers. In an op-ed, editor Jihan Forbes outlines why she’s not buying it.

The truth of the matter is that washing yourself daily does have benefits beyond aesthetics. The arguments that some scientists have put forth about showering daily, specifically, the notion that it can compromise your skin’s microbiome, isn’t 100 percent confirmed. In fact, it’s something that is still being studied. “The skin microbiome continues to be evaluated for its role in skin conditions like eczema and skin wellness generally,” Uchenna Okereke, a board-certified, Boston-based dermatologist tells Allure. “Driving this is evidence that individuals with eczema are more likely to have an imbalanced skin microbiome in which harmful microorganisms dominate.”


What will shopping look like?
The pandemic has changed how Americans shop, from wider aisles to curbside pickup.

With two shots of Pfizer in her arm, Bri Blair recently did something she hadn’t risked since before the pandemic: She went to the mall.
She met up with her mom at a shopping center near her home in North Carolina to try on clothes at Belk and Earthbound Trading Company, eat chicken and rice in the food court, and generally reimmerse herself in society. And though there were some notable differences compared with the Before Times — masked shoppers, hand sanitizer stations, plastic bags covering the water fountains — she says she was surprised by how many other people were there.
After more than a year of quarantining and social distancing, being out in such a public space was a strange experience.
“I felt like I was hyperaware of everyone, for sure,” Blair says. Still, that wasn’t necessarily a bad thing: She looked people in the eyes, took advantage of the dressing rooms, and appreciated the novelty of the store environment. “I was pretty immersed in the experience,” she added.


The Secret Psychology of Sneaker Colors
You think they randomly choose those glaring shades of Nike, Adidas and New Balance? Think again.

Aqua blue, acid lime and grape purple. Electric orange interspersed with neon pink. Gray suede and cheetah print mixed with white and gold. These are not descriptions of a minimalist’s worst nightmare, but rather new color combinations from Adidas, Reebok and New Balance. And they are jarring by design. In the age of the infinite scroll and the era of sneaker culture, where the competition to make the hottest, rarest, most wanted kick is more intense than ever, the shoe that clashes shades with the most force stops traffic — at least of the online kind. As a result, athletic shoe companies are increasingly becoming fluent aficionados of that old art: color theory.


Celebrating the style of the late Duke of Edinburgh
As the late Prince Philip is celebrated on the July cover, Tatler takes a look back at his celebrated sartorial savoir-faire. A man of distinct style and charm, it’s time to revisit his most dashing moments




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