T LOunge for October 29th, 2021

Posted on October 29, 2021

Amante Bar and Restaurant – Santa Eulalia des Riu, Ibiza, Spain

 

Hooray and huzzah, darlings. You made it. A beautiful waitperson will be by shortly to indulge your every whim. Until then, relax and enjoy the view.

 

Jude Law & Michelle Williams Will Portray Henry VIII & His Final Wife Catherine Parr In A Buzzy Tudor Drama
Blame Hilary Mantel, but our collective fascination with the Tudors refuses to wane. In lieu of another Anne Boleyn biopic, director Karim Aïnouz will make his English-language debut chronicling the life of Catherine Parr – Henry VIII’s sixth and final wife, who outlived the trigger-happy monarch. Killing Eve screenwriters Henrietta and Jessica Ashworth will be penning the script, with Michelle Williams appearing as Catherine and Jude Law as Henry.

 

Sorry, Timothée, but the Women of Dune Have the Best Costumes
The film’s fashion is romantic, otherworldly, and deeply evocative.

If Paul’s inner journey explains why his costumes are on the film’s plainer end of the spectrum, it’s no secret, then, that Dune’s most fantastical and memorable costumes are worn by its women—all deeply assured of their identities, all rooted in a sense of power. When it comes to the clothes, Dune’s women steal the show.
Consider Paul’s mother, Lady Jessica, played by Rebecca Ferguson. Companion to Paul’s father Duke Leto Atreides, she is a devout member of the Bene Gesserit, a secretive religious faction of women—think powerful nuns who play politics. We see her in a few severe, medieval-looking long-sleeved gowns as the film opens, suggesting obedience and piousness. The kind of character you’d see and not give a second thought to. Right? Wrong.

 

Knitted Hoods Are Officially This Season’s Cosiest Accessory
Rainbow crochet hats were the standout homespun accessory over summer and now that winter is calling, knitted hoods are fast becoming the cosy companion of choice. What exactly is a knitted hood? Explainer: a hood-cum-hat hybrid that looks chic.
Miu Miu wasn’t the only brand to have its take on the accessory for autumn/winter 2021: Eckhaus Latta and Marine Serre debuted patchwork and intarsia hoods, respectively; Jacquemus’s La Montagne showcase featured styles in dopamine brights and at Eudon Choi, hoods were built into soft sweaters. Givenchy was also on the balaclava buzz: creative director Matthew M Williams sent ribbed knit styles down the runway that hooked on models’ chins and framed their faces.

 

Brooke Shields Revisits Her Iconic (and Controversial) Calvin Klein Campaign
“You want to know what comes in between me and my Calvins? Nothing.” It’s an iconic line that model Brooke Shields delivered in her 1980 Calvin Klein campaign—one that went on to become one of the most famous, and controversial, fashion ads of all time. And in a brand new video, Shields sat down with Vogue to relive her work on the now-infamous project, which was directed by Richard Avedon.

 

The Secret History of an Underground Abortion Network
In 1970s Spain, the writer Sarah Schulman found herself a part of a hidden organization of women committed to providing abortion care. Could this past resistance be our future?

In 1979 when I was 21, I dropped out of the University of Chicago. Instead of paying my tuition, I used my student loan check to buy a one-way ticket to Luxembourg and started a journey south. My plan was to stop for a few days to visit friends, who I had met some years before during a high school student exchange program, in Albi, a town of about 80,000 in Tarn, France. We were sitting in their garden when the phone rang. The rapid Spanish-speaking voice on the other end was Maria-Theresa, who they had also met as exchange students in Madrid. She was pregnant and heading to France to get an abortion. In fact, she was arriving the next day.

 

The Scariest Horror Movies of All Time
No, really—these films aren’t messing around

We acknowledge the arbitrary nature of a roundup of this ilk. That said, we can vouch that the following films—classics still terrifying today, modern tales as horrifying as they are original, and foreign fare so spooky you’ll be glad you have those subtitles to focus on—leave permanent scars.

 

Skip the Stress—These Thanksgiving Meal Delivery Services Send Everything You Need for a Delicious Feast
Get whole turkeys, fresh ingredients, and even fully cooked Thanksgiving dinners sent right to your doorstep

A stress-free holiday season may seem too good to be true (and honestly, it probably is), but thanks to a few meal delivery services, you can at least ensure Thanksgiving dinner isn’t one of the things keeping you from enjoying the holidays. With the help of meal delivery services, you can get all the ingredients you need for a filling holiday dinner sent directly to your door. And while they can’t quell family feuds or ensure your football team wins on turkey day, these Thanksgiving meal delivery companies offer a vast menu of holiday favorites to keep guests full and happy.

 

As She Turns 50, Enjoy Winona Ryder’s Best Beauty Moments
Winona Ryder is the queen of the pixie cut, a striking red lip and a low-maintenance beauty routine. From Girl, Interrupted to Edward Scissorhands and more recently, Stranger Things, the American actor favours complicated characters, made all the more enigmatic by those wistful dark eyes and alabaster skin. One of the ’90s most loved poster girls, her beauty signature has evolved over the years – while once her go-to was pale-and-interesting skin and a stamped-on oxblood lip, now she draws attention to her eyes with softly-diffused eyeliner. Famously one to shun the limelight (she is not on social media either), she confesses that she is “a fan of mystery”, a quality reflected in her ever-intriguing beauty look. As the actor turns 50 today, Vogue takes a look at her best beauty moments.

 

“I’m The Last Woman Standing”: Nicola Sturgeon On The Climate Crisis, The “Fragile Male Ego” And Life After Politics
With all eyes on the eleventh-hour global climate summit in Glasgow, the people of Scotland look to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to shape their future in a post-Brexit, post-Covid, post-fossil fuel world.

First Minister of Scotland for fractionally under seven years, Sturgeon, 51, has been leader of the Scottish National Party for just as long. In fact, she has been the face of Scottish politics for so many years that it is hard to think about what it must have looked like before she arrived on the scene. She is the most powerful woman in British politics, and one of the most powerful women in Britain, full stop.

 

Can You Eat the Pumpkins You Carve?
Here’s what to know before you take a bite of your spooky jack-o’-lantern this year.

October brings changing leaves, pie-flavored beverages, and lots and lots of pumpkins. There are pumpkins you can use in your kitchen for fall harvest salads, pumpkin pie, and pumpkin breads. Then, there are the pumpkins you use for jack-o’-lanterns and Halloween festivities, the kind that are aglow with spooky faces or adorable cut-outs. Can you use these pumpkins interchangeably? Would pie pumpkins make great scary decor? Or would the jack-o’-lantern make a delicious soup?

 

Prince Harry is under fire for withholding a special privilege from the Queen
In Royal news today, Prince Harry has been criticised for not introducing the Queen to his daughter, Lilibet, sooner.
The Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan Markle gave birth to their second child – who they named after the Queen and Harry’s late mother, Princess Diana – in June this year. She’s now five months old, yet is still to meet any of her Royal family across the pond.

 

Somehow This 79-Year-Old Cake Survived a Bombing Raid During WWII
The recently-excavated nut cake is remarkably well-preserved, right down to the decorations.

On the night of March 28, 1942, more than 230 British Royal Air Force (RAF) aircraft dropped over 400 tons of bombs on Lübeck, Germany, in an intense raid that lasted less than two hours. When the dust settled the next morning, more than 30 percent of the city had been destroyed, and more than 10,000 buildings were either totally or partially damaged.
Almost everything that lined the Alfstrasse, one of the city’s oldest streets, was leveled during the raid. But earlier this year, when the house that once stood at Alfstrasse 18 was being excavated, archaeologists found a well-preserved (if super-dehydrated) hazelnut and almond-filled cake.

 

Facebook Changes Corporate Name to ‘Meta’
“Our mission remains the same — it’s still about bringing people together,” Zuckerberg said Thursday during his keynote kicking off Facebook Connect, its annual conference for AR/VR developers and creators. “But now we have a new North Star, to help bring the metaverse to life, and we have a new name that reflects the full breadth of what we do and the future that we want to help build.”
“From now on, we’re going to be metaverse-first, not Facebook-first,” he added, which means that over time users will not need to use Facebook to access the company’s other products.

 

Benedict Cumberbatch to Play Poisoned KGB Agent Alexander Litvinenko in HBO Limited Series
Based on the book “The Terminal Spy” by Alan Cowell, the series tells the true story of Alexander Litvinenko, the KGB agent and later defector killed by poisoning with the radioactive isotope polonium-210 in 2006 in England. Cumberbatch will star as Litvinenko and will also serve as an executive producer on the project under his Sunnymarch banner.

 

Madonna Forever
The visionary changed pop as we know it, in a 40-year career powered by constant innovation. And, as her new concert film Madame X shows, she is as fearless as ever. Here she is captured by Steven Klein in an homage to the glamor and tragedy of Marilyn Monroe inspired by Bert Stern’s ‘‘The Last Sitting,’’ the photoshoot Marilyn sat for just before her tragic death.
Madonna and Jeremy O. Harris are friends and collaborators who share a common ethos: a desire to make us look differently at the world. Their epochal work—in the respective fields of music and theater—tests boundaries, asks questions, and is, to quote a 2015 Madonna song, always unapologetic. On a September evening in L.A., the pair met up to discuss Madonna’s new Madame X film, the power of art to create change, and why, more than ever, bold storytelling is crucial.

 

We Need to Talk About the “Golfcore” Aesthetic
Switching up the standard golf uniform is just the beginning of breaking down stereotypes associated with the game of golf. Meet the designers, golfers, and fans of the sport making the change.

For centuries, the stereotypical golf player has been an old white man wearing a polo, classy shoes, and ill-fitting tailored pants. Troy Mullins, a Long Drive golf champion, refers to players like Ben Hogan and Gary Player as the original archetypes, and points out how Tiger Woods was an anomaly “not only because of his race but his physical strength and powerful game.”

 

Why Is It So Dark in the Galleries?
We turn the lights down to protect the art

Simply put, light can damage art, and cause it to deteriorate faster. Colors fade, paper darkens and becomes brittle, Asian lacquers form microcracks, and textile fibers degrade. Once light damages a work of art, that change is permanent and irreversible. By adjusting the light in the galleries, we can minimize the amount of light exposure each object receives, which prolongs its life and preserves its vibrancy.

 

A photographic trip through America’s roadside façades
In her ongoing series, The Mother Road, Hayley Eichenbaum documents the tainted romanticism of roadside architecture on Route 66 in the American Southwest

Eichenbaum, who is planning to release a book next year, is an artist who knows the American highway system inside out. She’s driven the iconic Route 66 – which runs from Chicago to Santa Monica – eight times in the last seven years, becoming ‘addicted’ to the roadside vernacular of the American Southwest. ‘As I slowly made my way along the oldest highway in America, I became attracted to its colourful architecture. It was pretty spectacular to view these structures among the drastically varying climates.’

 

A quartet of royal treasures in Christie’s latest jewellery sale – including rare French crown jewels
Pieces include a tiara worn by Napoleon Bonaparte’s sister, Pauline

Scheduled for 9 November, the Geneva sale counts 77 lots of gems curated by Christie’s experts. Rare finds include a floral motif brooch by Manhattan maker Harry Winston, centred on one fancy light pink coloured diamond surrounded by a quartet of white diamonds, and a bright yellow diamond of 42.98 carats which, in adoration by its master cutter has been nicknamed ‘The African Sunflower’.

 

 

 

 

 

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