T LOunge for May 11th, 2022

Posted on May 11, 2022

Ô Mazette Bar and Restaurant – Paris, France

 

Because it is WEDNESDAY, we need something chic and modern-Parisian to be our setting for the day. To help us get over the hump, you see. Please join us for an all-day hump party in this fabulous LOunge, darlings.

 

Revisiting the Original Fashion TV Show with Jeanne Beker
When Fashion Television first went on the air on Citytv in 1985, the Canada-born series was the first and only of its kind. Suddenly, no VIP status or front-row tickets were needed to attend a fashion show: Viewers could tune in and instantly immerse themselves into the brand new runway collections from Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld, Alexander McQueen, and Jean Paul Gaultier, among countless other designers. “Because we presented it in such an un-esoteric way, you didn’t have to know anything about fashion to watch it,” Jeanne Beker, the show’s legendary host, tells Vogue.

 

Nicole Kidman’s Most Dramatic On-Screen Beauty Transformations, From Bold Wigs to Facial Prosthetics
As if it needs to be said, Nicole Kidman is among the most eminent actors of our generation. Over the past few decades, the Oscar-winning star has portrayed a wide range of roles, slipping into character (and out of her comfort zone) with palpable charisma and versatility on-screen. In many instances, Kidman has physically transformed in radical fashion. Whether shapeshifting into a different kind of breathtaking beauty or rendering herself unrecognizable, for Kidman, no detail is ever too inconsequential in the spirit of storytelling. Here, a look back at her biggest beauty transformations through the years.

 

Happy Birthday, Valentino! A Red Dress Celebration
“Valentino, live 100 years!” declared Jacqueline Kennedy in 1966. It’s a sentiment we’d like to repeat today as the designer celebrates his 90th year—in great style, of course.
Valentino Garavani has the rare distinction of having his own Pantone color, Valentino Red, and in lieu of a toast we’ve collected a host of elegant looks in his namesake color. “When you see a woman in a beautiful red evening dress it’s really something special,” Valentino has said, and he’s proved the point over and over since showing his first red dress, called Fiesta in 1959. “Valentino has superstitions that became status symbols. He did red once, and now you have red in every collection,” his business partner Giancarlo Giammetti told Vogue in 1985. “Most of our statements came to be because we are romantic; we don’t like to throw away things we like or that bring good luck.” Here’s wishing continued good fortune to the designer whose red dresses serve as a reminder that Roma spelled backwards is Amor.

 

The Chicest Birthstone Jewelry for Every Month of the Year
You don’t have control over the month or year you were born (you can thank your parents for that), but your date of birth has plenty of significance. The birthstone jewelry you wear, your zodiac sign, the year you start school, and even your career choice can be impacted by your birthday. And fashion-wise, birthstones might be the most relevant. Each month has its own assigned gem, imbued with special meaning and historical significance. The best birthstone jewelry for every month embraces all that symbolism without feeling too cheesy or over-the-top.
While many brands have created jewelry specifically to honor your birthstone, plenty of designers use each gem in a more unstudied way. This means that you can find styles that range from simple, everyday jewelry to statement pieces you may just want to break out on special occasions (like your birthday). Pick a pair of earrings or a necklace out for yourself or celebrate a loved one by gifting them with their assigned stone—and the powers that come along with it.

 

Achieve Understated Elegance (or a Little Edge) With These Bridal Wedding Suits
Dresses aren’t for everyone, and when those individuals become brides, that still remains true. If you find yourself in this camp, consider a wedding suit. It’s an effortlessly cool alternative for ceremonies and celebrations; plus, it manages to achieve both modernity and elegance. Best of all, no two tailored looks are the same.
There are sharp tuxedos in ivory satins and white crepes that evoke the crisp sophistication of the Saint Laurent bridal look Bianca Jagger wore to her Saint Tropez ceremony in 1971. While there are also a handful of styles that offer a minimalist, clean look. For those looking for a bit of personality, there are also options that incorporate those more traditional details you’d find in a bridal gown, such as tuxedo buttons, lace trim, or ruffles.

 

Who Will Be the Next James Bond?
Who on earth will be the next James Bond? It’s a question that’s been on the lips of the film industry’s kingmakers since Daniel Craig first spoke about hanging up his tuxedo. Now that he has, following his fifth outing as the martini-sipping secret agent in No Time to Die, the rumor mill has gone into overdrive once again—and the frontrunners are slowly emerging.

 

35 Years Later, Dirty Dancing Is Getting a Sequel—And Jennifer Grey Will Be Back as Baby
“Nobody puts Baby in a corner.” Johnny Castle’s immortal line still holds true more than three decades after Dirty Dancing first hit screens, because a sequel to the classic is coming—and the original film’s leading lady, Jennifer Grey, is going to both star in it and serve as an executive producer. Lionsgate’s CEO, Jon Feltheimer, confirmed the news back in 2020, but further details have now emerged, including when it’ll arrive in cinemas.

 

Austin Butler Brings ‘Elvis the Pelvis’ to Life in the Latest Clip From Baz Luhrmann’s Biopic
Much like Walk the Line did for Elvis’s contemporary Johnny Cash, Luhrmann’s biopic is expected to trace the King’s life from his childhood in Tupelo, Mississippi, through to his death on his Graceland estate. (Australian actor Chaydon Jay will appear as Elvis as a boy.) Luhrmann will reportedly use the “Shake, Rattle & Roll” singer’s career to trace the “evolving cultural landscape” and the “loss of innocence” in America over the course of his 21 years in the spotlight, with cameos from plenty of other musicians, including B. B. King (Kelvin Harrison Jr.) and Little Richard (Alton Mason).

 

Heinz Wants To Be the First Ketchup Brand in a Paper Bottle
The brand is working with Pulpex, the same company behind a paper whisky bottle.

Heinz’s ketchup bottle might be more iconic than the condiment inside — the shape, the slow moving pour, the tapping on the “57.” But as brands across the globe look for more environmentally-friendly packaging, Heinz might be willing to give the glass away for a package that would certainly be attention-grabbing: a paper ketchup bottle.

 

Mary Berry will crown the winning Platinum Jubilee pudding tomorrow
Every special occasion deserves a good dessert…

The nation’s bakers have been challenged to find the contestant who can “create the perfect platinum pudding recipe.”
The best part? The Queen of baking, Mary Berry, will chair the one-off BBC special The Jubilee Pudding: 70 Years in the Baking.
Judging the competition is Buckingham Palace head chef, Mark Flanagan, who will be joined by previous Great British Bake Off winner, Dr. Rahul Mandal, MasterChef judge Monica Galetti, as well as Fortnum & Mason executive pastry chef, Roger Pizey.

 

[Spoilerish] Olivia Colman got so ‘overwhelmed’ by Kit Connor’s performance in an emotional ‘Heartstopper’ scene that she forgot her lines
In a new blooper reel released by Netflix, “Heartstopper” guest star Olivia Colman forgets her lines mid-scene because her 18-year-old costar Kit Connor unleashed such an “overwhelming” performance.
Last month, the Oscar-winning actress (“The Favourite,” “Fleabag”) surprised Netflix watchers with a cameo role in a new series called “Heartstopper.” In the show, Colman plays the mother of Nick Nelson — a sweet teenage boy who realizes he’s bisexual over the course of the first season.

 

‘Take Me Out’ Theater Pursuing Take Down Requests, Will Add Additional Staff After Nude Photo of Jesse Williams Circulates
“It is deeply unfortunate that one audience member chose to disrespect the production, their fellow audience members and, most importantly, the cast in this manner,” Second Stage said in a statement on Tuesday.

A day after a nude photo of Jesse Williams performing in the Broadway revival of Take Me Out began circulating online, Second Stage Theater announced it is taking action to remove the photo and will be adding personnel to further enforce the theater’s no-phone policy.
The production, directed by Scott Ellis and written by Richard Greenberg, stars Williams as Darren Lemming, a biracial Black gay center fielder who grapples with personal and professional fallout after he publicly identifies as gay. During the show, various cast members, including Williams, appear on stage in the nude as part of several locker room scenes.

 

Here are Queen Elizabeth’s best outfits
Move over Princess Diana and Kate Middleton, when it comes to OG style, there is no doubt that Queen Elizabeth’s best outfits take the crown – pun very much intended.
Queen Elizabeth II is now officially the longest serving monarch, and as a result she celebrates her Platinum Jubilee this June. It’s safe to say that in 96 years of being in the public eye, HRH has had a lot of practice in the style department, and I can honestly say she’s never put a sensibly heeled foot wrong.

 

‘I Needed to Stand Up and Deliver’: Michelle Williams Goes All in on Spielberg, Pay Equity and the Press
Michelle Williams doesn’t quite know how to describe it.
There’s just this thing that comes over her when she’s on a movie set, granting her a transportive ability to shape-shift and access untapped reservoirs of emotion somewhere between the time a director yells “action” and “cut.”
“Everything opens up,” she says. “And I’ve found that the more I practice acting, the better I can navigate this kind of dream space. It’s a space where you don’t really exist. There’s no beginning, there’s no end. You’re in your unconscious.”

 

Charlize Theron Posts First Look of Her Marvel Studios Debut in ‘Doctor Strange 2’
Welcome to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Charlize Theron.
Six days after the debut of “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” Theron posted to Instagram the official first look of her as Clea, her character introduced in the mid-credits scene of the Marvel Studios film.
Theron’s casting as Clea had been rumored for the last few weeks as word of the many surprises in “Multiverse of Madness” began to trickle through the internet. But Theron’s post marks the first time the Oscar-winning actor has acknowledged she’s playing the character. (Warning: The rest of this story contains some light spoilers for “Multiverse of Madness.”)

 

‘Moon Knight’s’ Costume Designer Used 803 Different Pieces for the Hero’s Suits
Creating the detailed, intricate looks for three massive Egyptian gods, a handful of “avatars” of said gods along with two all-new MCU superheroes is no simple job. Meghan Kasperlik, the costume designer on Marvel’s newest limited series “Moon Knight,” was tasked for creating the looks for these new additions to Marvel’s vast universe. To her, the art is in the details.
“I never want a costume in the story, unless it’s high fashion and really has to be in your face, to be in your face,” Kasperlik told Variety. “So everyone, across the board, has little touches on their costumes.”

 

The Paradox of Lea Seydoux
The unofficial queen of Cannes on David Cronenberg’s twisted ‘Crimes of the Future’ (her 17th premiere at the fest), the terror and joy of working with auteurs while starring in top-grossing flicks, and the unreal expectations Hollywood puts on actresses: “You have to be desirable all the time.”

Since the beginning of her career, critics and press have described Seydoux as mysterious. With a front-tooth gap reminiscent of Brigitte Bardot and a sometimes pixie that suggests Jean Seberg, she looks the part of a French New Wave heroine batting away ennui. But she doesn’t fully understand the label. “When I hear, ‘This person is mysterious,’ it’s actually [that] she’s just boring. She doesn’t talk and she doesn’t have anything to say,” Seydoux says. She chalks up much of this apparent air of mystery to her performance instincts. “[In] my acting, I hold back certain things,” she explains. “I think that acting is not only about what you give, but it’s also about what you retain.”

 

Costumes from multi-award-winner The Favourite go on display at Blenheim Palace
The exhibition is being held in celebration of the 1st Duke of Marlborough

A collection of costumes, made by esteemed British designer Sandy Powell for the 2019 film The Favourite, have gone on display at Blenheim Palace as part of a new exhibition, ‘Battlefields & Baroque’, a retrospective celebrating the life of John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough.
The pieces, which are historical representations of period dress made with modern fabrics, will be held at the residency for the public to enjoy until 19 June.

 

 

 

 

 

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