T LOunge for September 15th, 2021

Posted on September 15, 2021

Senns Bar and Restaurant – Salzburg, Austria

 

We’re off for another day of exciting Met Gala coverage, darlings! Talk amongst yourselves! Lorenzo even managed to pull together a distraction buffet for you:

 

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Responded to Criticism Over Her Met Gala Appearance
“I and my body have been so heavily and relentlessly policed from all corners politically.”

Just hours after attending her first Met Gala, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is back to work — and responding to critics of her appearance.
On Monday night, the congresswoman made a bold political statement with her sartorial choices at the gala as she opted for a white gown designed by Brother Vellies’ Aurora James, which read “TAX THE RICH” in red letters across the back. She also carried a red bag that had the same statement across the front.
Her appearance at the gala drew some criticism from those who felt it was hypocritical for the congresswoman to make a statement about taxing the rich while attending such an exclusive event.

 

Claudia Schiffer on Curating a Show of 1990s Photos—And What the Supermodel Life Was Really Like
Having earned a certain place in history, Claudia Schiffer could rest on her laurels, but that’s just not her style. She’s been busy developing glassware and ceramics, and via her daughter Clementine, Schiffer is also collaborating with Réalisation Par, designing the kind of clothes she kicked around in when jet-setting between shoots and catwalks in the 1990s, the decade that keeps on serving up inspiration.

 

22 Satisfying Vegetable Soup Recipes
Hearty and rich vegetable soup recipes make for great appetizers and main courses. Here is a collection of Food & Wine’s best vegetable soups that are easy to make, delicious and work well with dishes year-round. Some dishes are innovative and others are more traditional; from miso roasted soup to tomato and quinoa soup, these stellar vegetable soups are some of our favorites.

 

Lewis Hamilton Paid Over £60,000 For Young Black Designers To Attend The Met Gala
‘The goal is, and always will be, to open doors for young Black creatives.’

Sir Lewis Hamilton footed the bill for several emerging young Black designers to attend the Met Gala 2021, in an effort to shine the spotlight on Black talent.
On Monday the Formula One Driver paid for three designers – Theophilio, Kenneth Nicholson, and Jason Rembert – to sit at his table with other Black innovators including Zendaya’s stylist Law Roach, Alton Mason, Kehlani and athletes Miles Chamley-Watson and Sha’Carri Richardson. It’s believed an individual ticket for the Met Gala costs approximately $30,000 (£21,000), while designers pay at least $275,000 (£198,000) for tables.

 

Martha Stewart Has a New Favorite Way to Make Scrambled Eggs
There’s one ingredient that makes “the best scrambled eggs in the whole world.”

There are few things as satisfying as perfectly cooked scrambled eggs—and few things as deceptively difficult to make. There’s a seemingly infinite number of ways they can go wrong, from turning rubbery to getting stuck on the pan. It should come as no surprise, then, that Martha Stewart does not have these problems.

 

How to have charisma like Princess Diana, according to her voice coach, Stewart Pearce
You’ll likely have heard the name Stewart Pearce but not quite be able to pin-point where or why. Let us help: he’s best known as Princess Diana‘s voice coach, and still works a master of voice and presence coach today.
“I began working with Diana Princess of Wales just after her BBC appearance in the infamous Martin Bashir interview,” he tells Marie Claire UK. For the two years following that, Pearce shares that he helped Diana connect with her inner voice – “she realised that she wasn’t appearing to be as powerful as she wanted to be and she felt quite submissive,” Pearce told Town & Country previously.

 

Eva Longoria Has Something to Say About ‘Celebrity-Forward’ Tequila Brands
The actress, who just launched Casa del Sol tequila, is joined by women who come from generations of tequila-making in Mexico.

For years, Eva Longoria has been approached by tequila companies eager to work with her, and, for years, she has declined. It wasn’t until Casa del Sol, a new tequila brand that co-founder Longoria launched at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, that she felt excited about the opportunity. For one, she actually liked how the tequila tasted. But more importantly, she was eager to join a team run largely by women, who come from generations of tequila-making in Mexico.
“You would think there were more Mexican-backed brands, and you would think there were more women in it, but there aren’t,” Longoria told Food & Wine. “Our distillery is 100% Mexican, and the CEO of the distillery is a woman. For me, it was never, ‘Oh, what’s the next thing I could sell?’ There is really an authentic connection I have with not only the category of tequila, but this particular brand.”

 

Everything You Need To Know About The Met Gala’s Grand Oak Tree Centrepiece
This year, when guests enter the 2021 Met Gala, they will gaze upon a grand oak tree made of recycled materials, surrounded by a wild field of wheat grass.
The centrepiece is by floral designer Raúl Àvila, who collaborated on the creation with landscape artist Miranda Brooks. While in years past the Great Hall hosted outlandish, ornate structures – think the giant flamingos for Camp: Notes on Fashion or the enormous papal crown for Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination – this year’s piece is stately and striking.

 

How Vera Wang changed the way brides dressed forever
As she unveils her new attainable bridal line, the designer opens up about breaking rules, modern weddings and the new Sex and the City series

Vera Wang is one of fashion’s consummate rule-breakers. When everyone else was wearing vertiginous heels, she was waltzing around Vogue’s New York office in dance slippers and ripped T-shirts. She defied expectations by becoming the magazine’s youngest fashion editor, aged 23, where she remained for more than 15 years. Refusing to remain shackled to one career path forever, in 1987 she left publishing for design, joining Ralph Lauren as design director. Then, as she prepared to get married, aged 40, she decided – without any prior experience of the wedding market – to launch her own bridal label, where she pushed the boundaries of what women could wear on their big day. She wanted to serve traditionalists, but also offer new, modern and irreverent alternatives.

 

Broadway Reopening Hits High Gear With ‘Hamilton,’ ‘The Lion King,’ ‘Wicked’ and More
“I don’t want to take live theater for granted ever again, do you?”
That was Lin-Manuel Miranda, in a brief curtain speech welcoming back the first Broadway audience at “Hamilton” since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down every show in New York on March 12, 2020. The Sept. 14 performance was part of a coordinated re-opening of some of Broadway’s biggest shows, as five productions — long-running musicals “Wicked,” “The Lion King,” “Hamilton” and “Chicago” plus new play “Lackawanna Blues” — opened their doors to audiences on the same night.

 

9 Common Travel Mistakes to Avoid in Paris, According to a Local
One Paris local shares some common mistakes travelers make in the city — and how to avoid them.

First things first: Even the French — meaning non-Parisians — don’t always get it right when visiting the country’s capital. Why? Because in southwest France, pain au chocolat is called chocolatine, and in Alsace, they start their bisous (double-kiss greeting) on the left cheek, not the right. That means you likely won’t be alone in making a faux pas when visiting. You’re a tourist, after all. We know, we know — you want to avoid being pegged as one.

 

This Halloween Season, Get Spooked by 7,000 Jack-o’-lanterns at These Historic New York Sites
This marks the 17th year of the New York Halloween tradition.

The long-running tradition, which started in 2005, will return this year to the Hudson Valley location as well Old Bethpage Village Restoration in Long Island (the latter runs from Sept. 22 through Nov. 7). Both locations will have thousands of hand-carved pumpkins that will be enhanced with synchronized lighting and large-scale installations to create a truly festive after-dark Halloween experience.

 

I worked as a character performer in the Disney parks. Here are 3 things that surprised me after I got hired.
As soon as I turned 18, I began auditioning nonstop for a job at Disney where I’d get paid to imitate a famous character.
In March 2012, after my 13th audition and being told by casting staff that I “didn’t have the right look,” I landed the role of Drizella Tremaine, one of Cinderella’s stepsisters at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. I later worked at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, from June 2014 until December, when I was let go because of the pandemic.
No matter how much I tried to research what it’d be like to work at a Disney park, there were a lot of things I wouldn’t understand until I had the job.

 

The Supreme Court is drunk on its own power
A Court that used to prize careful deliberation now seems to care more about making big change quickly.

The Supreme Court of the United States is more conservative today than at any point since the 1930s. It’s also more confident in its own power than any panel of justices since the Franklin Roosevelt administration. And it is quite eager to wipe away foundational precedents that have stood for decades, sometimes without much warning that a transformational decision is around the corner.
Consider the Court’s recent decision upending five decades of abortion jurisprudence. By allowing a Texas law banning at least 85 percent of abortions to take effect, the justices followed none of the procedural norms that their predecessors typically adhered to before upending a famous Supreme Court precedent.

 

Nicki Minaj isn’t anti-vax, exactly. That’s why her vaccine resistance is so concerning.
Minaj, under the guise of urging vaccine caution, is helping mainstream a dangerous form of anti-science.

For many people, Nicki Minaj’s scene-stealing tweets about why she chose not to attend the Met Gala Monday night were peak comedy. Minaj told several people on social media she’d chosen not to attend the haute couture event because of its requirement that attendees be vaccinated against Covid-19. After she explained her hesitancy in a baffling, instantly viral tweet involving swollen testicles and a canceled wedding, some ignored the more concerning parts of Minaj’s argument in favor of laughing.

 

Princess Margaret’s gleaming Art Deco bracelet sells for 10 times the estimated price
The sentimental piece, worn for her official 19th birthday photograph taken by Cecil Beaton, has sold for £400,000

Princess Margaret, the Queen’s impossibly glamorous younger sister, amassed an astonishing collection of jewellery throughout her lifetime. Unlike other senior royals who frequently dipped into the royal vaults, the late princess possessed an impressive personal haul, from the memorable Poltimore Tiara, bought and worn by Princess Margaret on her wedding day, to the Lady Mount Stephen necklace, a majestic collet-set diamond necklace, bequeathed to Margaret by her grandmother, Queen Mary, which she wore at nearly all major state occasions.

 

 

 

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