T LOunge for June 10th, 2022

Posted on June 10, 2022

L’Alba Bar and Restaurant – Cannes, France

 

Breathe deep. You made it to Friday. Close your eyes and tilt your head back. Let the sun warm away all your stress furrows. Order a drink. Eat something decadent. Claim your prize, whatever it may be.

 

Bryce Dallas Howard Says Consignment Shopping Finally Made Fashion Fun
The Jurassic World Dominion star is no stranger to buying secondhand and embracing what makes her feel good.

Choosing her own dresses means shopping for them. Howard explains that she heads to department stores and boutiques just like non-celebrities, frequenting Neiman Marcus and even Topshop and the RealReal, in addition to Rent the Runway for looks that have graced events like the Golden Globes and Critics’ Choice Awards.
“I never try to have a conversation with fashion. I’m never like, ‘Ooh, what’s the new trend?’ It’s just about what feels good, looks good, is within the budget,” Howard says. “That’s where the focus is. I don’t put any pressure on myself to be ‘fashionable.'”

 

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Extravagant Glitz of Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis
Including over 9,000 costumes, larger-than-life wigs, and so much Prada.

It’s been nearly ten years since Baz Luhrmann’s visual feast The Great Gatsby graced our screens—and who could forget? Leonardo! Carrie! The Prada costumes! Luhrmann’s singularly luscious and over-the-top filmmaking style is instantly recognizable, and simply begs the viewer to think, “How did they even make this?”
As it turns out, the answer is: slowly. And with good reason. Now, nearly a decade later, Luhrmann’s latest release, Elvis, takes a turn examining one of the 20th century’s most iconic and unforgettable showmen. In a sweeping biopic that ranges from the dusty backwoods of the segregated south, to the neon-drenched, positively bedazzled stages of 1970’s Las Vegas, Luhrmann is back with a cinematic ride that is every bit as visually arresting as Gatsby.

 

Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Iconic Lamps Are Back in the Spotlight
The term “iconic” is oft overused. But that’s exactly what Louis Comfort Tiffany’s creations are: The son of the founder of Tiffany became the leader of the Art Nouveau movement in the early 1900s with his stained glass windows and lampshades, all inspired by the lushness of nature. He decorated the reception rooms of Chester A. Arthur’s White House. He designed the ​​high altar in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City and a glass curtain for the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. At a time when European artists were considered the cultural contributors du jour, Tiffany became one of the first Americans to get acclaim abroad. (His jewelry work as the creative director of Tiffany made him one of three American jewelers represented at the Museum of Decorative Arts at the Louvre in Paris.)

 

Meet La Dani, the Queer Artist Changing the Reggaeton Scene in Spain
La Dani was called Macareno at school. She discovered this when she was older: Someone had made up that she’d said if she were a woman, she would want to be called Macarena, like the protagonist of the famous song by Los del Río. “In fact, I would have chosen another name, like Beyoncé,” she jokes today.
A certain resilience has characterized the life of this young nonbinary star (she prefers the pronouns she/her or he/him to they/them), who is redefining reggaeton almost incidentally. “I don’t set out to write the songs in a particular way; it’s simply my perspective. I like men, so it’s normal that I sing to them. My lyrics, moreover, are autobiographical, so I naturally relate my life experiences,” she states, a year after making Macareno the name of her performance at the Teatro Madrid.

 

Britney Spears’ Ex-Husband Jason Alexander Crashes Her Wedding
Cops were called to Britney Spears and Sam Asghari’s after her ex crashed the event.
On Thursday, the pop icon and her fitness trainer beau were meant to tie the knot in a small, intimate ceremony at the star’s Los Angeles home. However, TMZ revealed that the ceremony was interrupted after Britney’s first husband, Jason Alexander, arrived unannounced and was restrained by security after somehow being able to make it inside her house.
Alexander, who you may remember as one of the rioters who stormed the Capitol, also decided to document the entire thing on Instagram Live. The outlet reported that Alexander told security that he was on the guest list, though the feed later froze after what appeared to be a physical struggle.

 

Hangmen Star Alfie Allen on His Twisty Broadway Debut
Alfie Allen, who is currently starring in the Tony-nominated thriller Hangmen on Broadway, describes the show’s plot in three words: “Nothing is certain.” Set in the mid-’60s at a pub in the northwest county of Lancashire, it consders the end of capital punishment in the U.K. through the lens of Harry Wade, the country’s second most prolific former hangman (played by Shameless’s David Threlfall), who now pours pints instead of tying nooses. Allen’s character, Mooney, arrives on the scene out of nowhere as an uncannily polished sophisticate among the local, bleary-eyed barflies—who he is, where he came from, and, perhaps most importantly, what he’s after are the central mysteries of a piece that has as many twists as a hangman’s rope.

 

Selma Blair Is Helping Redefine Makeup Design in Her New Job as Creative Director of Guide Beauty
“I’ve seen what beauty can do for an emotional spirit and sometimes that can be everything,” says Selma Blair over Zoom. “There’s many other facets to show yourself besides makeup but it can be an amazing tool of expression or confidence or armor—or, for me, character. Mood is no small thing.” Blair, who has openly shared her diagnosis and struggles with multiple sclerosis—including in a 2021 documentary Introducing, Selma Blair and her recent memoir, Mean Baby—is sitting next to Terri Bryant, a makeup artist and the founder of Guide Beauty. Bryant, who has Parkinson’s disease, launched the ergonomic makeup line in 2020 with dexterity and fine motor challenges top of mind. Today, Blair has been announced as Chief Creative Officer of Guide Beauty. “The products are a game changer,” says Blair. The line is designed with curves and rings that make gripping the handles secure, graceful, and “like an extension of my hand,” Blair explains.

 

Determined Welshman Breaks World Record By Visiting 56 Pubs in 24 Hours
Surprisingly, achieving the feat required drinking a lot less beer than you might imagine.

A man from Wales has officially broken the Guinness World Record for “most pubs visited in 24 hours” — but don’t expect to find footage of him drunkenly stumbling into his final stop. Despite visiting 56 different pubs to achieve this feat, he only drank two pints worth of beer across his entire crawl.
Gareth Murphy, a 29-year-old IT worker from Caernarfon, set the record in Cardiff on February 5, 2022, though Guinness only announced that the record had been verified this week. By having a drink at an incredible 56 different stops, Murphy topped the record of 51 set by Englishman Matt Ellis just last year.

 

Strength and spirit: Dina Asher-Smith
The record-breaking sprinter speaks to Lydia Slater about preparing for success, handling failure and being a powerful voice for women in sport

The fastest British woman in recorded history is keeping things slow on the day of our shoot. Though she loves fashion, and wears it beautifully, Dina Asher-Smith doesn’t want to be photographed running in a gown, or even, it turns out, to wear a pair of high heels – she can’t risk twisting an ankle. It was an injury she sustained shortly before last year’s Olympics that put paid to her medal hopes, after she ruptured a hamstring. “I was in a wheelchair, and then on crutches a few weeks beforehand, so it was a miracle that I was able to compete at all,” she says. Interviewed immediately after the 100-metre race, in which she failed to qualify for the finals, she broke down. “Normally, I’m quite calm and composed, and I work very hard at it, but that showed me in a new light,” she says. “Actually, I welcome it – I think showing your vulnerability is so important. But I can’t watch it, because I don’t like seeing myself cry…”

 

Jennifer Aniston and Sebastian Stan Bond Over ‘Friends,’ TikTok Hurting Acting and That ‘Pam & Tommy’ Penis
Of course Jennifer Aniston and Sebastian Stan are bound to talk about the 1990s. Stan is receiving Emmy buzz for donning tattoos and losing weight to play Tommy Lee, the Mötley Crüe drummer, in Hulu’s limited series “Pam & Tommy” — which is set in the decade that made Aniston a star on “Friends.” Actually, as Aniston thinks about it, she could see Stan chilling on the famous coffeehouse couch on her former sitcom. But they don’t agree about one thing: Is he a Joey or a Chandler?
The time travel then moves to the early days of COVID, to discuss Aniston’s transformative turn as anchor Alex Levy on Season 2 of “The Morning Show.” In the latest arc on the Apple TV+ drama, her character jets to Italy to confront her disgraced colleague and best friend Mitch Kessler (Steve Carell) — but that wasn’t always the show’s plan.

 

Wedding Hair Inspiration – The Prettiest Bridal Hairstyles To Work On Your Wedding Day
From updos to undone waves, we’ve got the best wedding hairstyles for your big day.

How to do your hair on the big day might be the last thing on what seems like a never ending wedding-based to-do list, but for us, it’s kind of up there with the dress. It’s that ‘So important we insist on spending months searching for the one’ level of important. But, bridal hair doesn’t have to mean dubious prom-worthy corkscrew curls or fussy tiaras. In fact, it can be totally modern, for the more fashion forward bride.
Whether pearl pins and delicately placed fresh flowers, or super sleek chignons and effortless ‘I woke up like this’ waves finished with a bejewelled hair band, we’ve got your wedding hair inspiration sorted.

 

Meet Iman Vellani, The New Marvel Superhero Making History
– And there are so many nods to South Asian culture throughout the show. Did you feel like working on it changed your relationship with your own heritage?
“I just have a newfound appreciation for the entire culture and how lively and colourful and grand everything is. Brown people have so much fun and I don’t know if I realised that [laughs]. I mean, my family is fun but, before this, I only had my family and family friends to look at as examples. But now, I know all of these incredibly talented creatives – our producers, writers and directors on Ms Marvel – who come from South Asian Muslim backgrounds and they’ve brought so much of themselves to Kamala’s story. I didn’t realise there could be this space for South Asians in this industry.”

 

Conrad Ricamora Creates His Own Seat at the Table
The actor, who stars in the new Hulu film Fire Island, uses his craft as an avenue for Asian American and queer representation.

When Conrad Ricamora received the audition for Fire Island, the groundbreaking gay rom-com set on an island off the south shore of Long Island, the actor thought producers had made a mistake.
“Honestly, I was surprised they wanted another Asian American man for the male lead, which is sad, but that’s been my experience,” Ricamora tells W over Zoom a couple of days before wrapping his four-month run as Seymour in the off-Broadway revival of Little Shop of Horrors. “Usually, there’s [only] one in the movie. But they were like, ‘No, we want you to audition for this.’”

 

Dan Levy Details Inspiration Behind Untitled Romantic Comedy: “It’s a Love Story About Friendship”
The Emmy-winning multihyphenate talks to THR about how music inspires his writing process and the challenge of tackling his first solo film screenplay.

Dan Levy loves the movie he just wrote.
No, it’s not a long-rumored Schitt’s Creek film. (Though he just told People that a follow-up to the beloved Emmy-winning series is “TBD with an exclamation mark on the end.”) Instead, Levy was unveiling true feelings about the untitled romantic comedy script he completed for Netflix under his overall TV and film deal with the streamer.
Clarifying that it’s still in the early stages and very much in development, the multihyphenate briefly opened up about the project during a Zoom interview about his new campaign for Tostitos, “Don’t Miss the Good Stuff.” Levy, collaborating with the chips brand again after teaming with Kate McKinnon on an ad last year, was talking about his writing process as he organically shifted to what it was like to finish the script, a project that marks his solo feature film debut.

 

How Working from Home Changed our Relationship to Cleaning
It’s an undeniable truth that all remote workers have to contend with: when your home is also your office, you can’t escape the piles of unopened mail on the table, dirty dishes in the sink, or dust bunnies in the corner. Cleaning quickly becomes part of the experience of working from home: stressing that your boss can see the unmade bed in the background of a video call, forcing yourself to concentrate on the day’s deliverables despite the clutter on your desk. No wonder we’re anxious to find ways to save time and energy with cleaning tools that do the work for you.
It’s a stark contrast from working from an office full-time. In the Before Times, no one cared how clean your home was because, well, they never saw it — and if your space was a mess, you could at least escape it for eight hours of the day.

 

Portuguese duchess opens the doors of her 600-year-old palace for exhibition celebrating Yves Saint Laurent
Duchess Claudine de Cadaval knew the French designer from his early days, having met at his first couture showroom

They were friends for many decades, first meeting at the start of his career, so it’s only fitting that Portuguese duchess, Claudine de Cadaval, is staging an exhibition of Yves Saint Laurent’s work. ‘I met him when I was very young,’ says Duchess Claudine, dialing in from her Évora home to share the buzz surrounding the palace’s halls. ‘It was at his first haute couture showroom and I followed him immediately. I really loved what he was doing, it was magic! It was so new and so different from the others,’ she adds. ‘Every season I would go to his shows in Paris and I still have a lot of his dresses, so I’m happy.’ Her voice purrs through the phone like a high-fashion-meets-high-society character from a black and white movie; ‘I am very pleased to have known him so well and I have always admired him.’

 

Live like Givenchy: New exhibition at Christie’s Paris recreates the designer’s exquisite abodes
Ahead of the landmark sale of the designer’s collection later this month, the auction house has restaged multiple rooms from his famous homes, the Hôtel d’Ourrouer on Rue de Grenelle in Paris, and Château du Jonchet in the Loire Valley

He was known as one of the great ambassadors of French taste, so it is no surprise that Christie’s Paris expects a stampede when its exhibition, Hubert de Givenchy: A Collector, opens to the public next week.
Staged with panache at the auction house’s HQ off the Champs d’Élysées, the late fashion designer’s exquisite eye for interiors is brought to life in exacting style, with many of the rooms he lived in at his two homes, Hôtel d’Ourrouer and Château du Jonchet, painstakingly recreated.

 

The Costume Designer at the Center of the Universes
With the success of the film “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” the work of Shirley Kurata is in demand, but her personal style has always had its own fans.

“A lot of the movie is regular people wearing kind of frumpy things that are very specific to an I.R.S. office or a laundromat, and it was exciting that Shirley was just as passionate about that as the far-fetched, wild aspects of it,” Mr. Scheinert said. “Shirley was a slam-dunk for this movie.”
For the film, Ms. Kurata spearheaded the costumes for the actors Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, Stephanie Hsu and Jamie Lee Curtis as they traveled between multiple universes — including nearly a dozen wild looks for Ms. Hsu, who played Joy Wang, the daughter of a Chinese American couple running a suburban laundromat, as well as the villain Jobu Tupaki.

 

How to Cook (or Not Cook) an Artichoke
You can roast, steam, boil and fry this delicious vegetable, or even eat it raw.

My favorite, no-nonsense way to cook a globe artichoke at home is whole and steamed, or boiled. When they’re cool enough to touch, I pull the leaves away one by one and dip them into seasoned butter, or mayonnaise or some kind of lemony vinaigrette, and scrape the tiny bits of meat off with my teeth, until I get down to the choke.
After ripping away those spiky purple leaves and all the fuzzy fluff underneath, and tossing it all into the spent pile, I’m left with the heart — that big, sweet piece of artichoke attached to the tiptop part of the stem. It’s messy, involved and so very rewarding.

 

 

 

 

 

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