T LOunge for August 1st, 2022

Posted on August 01, 2022

Ginger Bar and Restaurant – Singapore

 

The perfect LOunge for a Monday, don’t you think, darlings? It’s fun, it’s bright, it’s colorful, it doesn’t ask too much of you. What more could anyone ask of a space for avoiding responsibility and productivity? Pull. up a seat and make yourself comfy. We have a few things to show you today.

 

Grace Jones Is the Enduring Queen of Disco Club Fashion
Grace Jones—the singer, model, and actor—is an undisputed style icon. She effortlessly embodied the opulent club style of the late 70s and 80s, beaming out a vision of avant-garde pop to the world. Her imprint on style and culture is everlasting. This fact was reiterated recently through pop extraordinaire Beyoncé tapping Jones for a feature on her ballroom-tinged, “disco trap” record Renaissance. Bey also paid tribute to the enduring icon in the album’s visuals, donning Mugler-inflected pieces throughout the promotional photos.

 

A New York Exhibition Highlights Saudi Designers
“Saudi 100” is the brainchild of Burak Cakmak, former dean of fashion at Parsons.

“Saudi 100” is a touring exhibition currently in New York featuring clothing and accessories from 100 Saudi designers, curated by Burak Cakmak, CEO of Saudi Arabia’s Fashion Commission and former dean of fashion at Parsons School of Design. On view through August 7 at the Flatiron event space Iron23, it is free and open to the public with pre-registration.

Bringing Anastasia Home
The sites of former boarding schools for American Indian​ and Alaska Native children contain the graves of thousands of Indigenous children. This is the story of bringing just one of those children home.
Anastasia was one of at least 100,000 Indigenous youth removed from their families and communities—some as young as three-years-old—and sent to boarding schools as part of the United States government’s 150 year policy to assimilate Native youth, according to an estimate from historian David Adams in his book, Education for Extinction: American Indians and the Boarding School Experience, 1875-1928. No official count has ever been conducted though, and Alaska Native scholars say that total is likely far higher. Such schools were “designed to separate a child from his reservation and family, strip him of his tribal lore and mores, force the complete abandonment of his Native language, and prepare him for never again returning to his people,” according to a 1969 report by the US Senate Special Subcommittee on Indian Education.

 

When Women Have Secret Families
The author of one of this summer’s hottest books takes a closer look at her fascination with cheaters, liars, and grifters of the heart.

In The Tinder Swindler, three of Leviev’s victims—women who seem smart, well educated—share how they were conned out of up to $200,000 each. Something about their interviews stood out to me: Despite how their stories ended, they recalled the beginning of their whirlwind romances with smiles and bright eyes, flushed with the kind of “Aren’t I lucky?” glow usually reserved for happy couples describing how they met. As the documentary continues, their smiles turn brittle. The viewer can see them remember, all over again, that the man in those early memories never existed. It’s clear that not only did they lose money, they lost what felt to them like love but was only an illusion.

 

A Look Back at Kate Bush’s Most Iconic Beauty Moments
For Kate Bush, it’s been the banner year that no one saw coming. Since Netflix hit Stranger Things catapulted the legendary British singer-songwriter back into the zeitgeist by using her 1985 track “Running Up That Hill,” it’s been a fruitful time for Gen-Z to discover—and long-time fans to celebrate—her genius. As she reclaims the top of the charts and rakes in millions of views on her electrifying music videos, her renaissance has also ushered in a renewed appreciation for her singular beauty. Since 1978, when then-19-year-old Bush’s debut single “Wuthering Heights” shot straight to number one, she’s embodied a dreamy, bohemian romance. Her unmistakable choppy shag, often accompanied by a smoked-out gaze and rosy rouged cheeks, only add to the rapture of watching her perform.

 

25 Years Later, Mariah Carey’s “Honey” Is Just As Sweet
Sugar never, ever was as sweet as Mariah Carey’s “Honey.” Released 25 years ago today as the lead single of her deeply personal sixth studio album Butterfly, “Honey” was a redefining song in Carey’s career–one that saw her lean further into hip hop–and in her personal life, as she was going through her divorce from music executive Tommy Mottola at the time.
Acclaimed by critics, “Honey” was Carey’s third single to debut at the top of the Billboard Hot 100, staying at number one for three consecutive weeks and earning two Grammy nominations. It’s also a fan favorite, or make that Lamb favorite (Lamb being the word used for Carey’s many devotees, which, if you haven’t already guessed, I most definitely am). The accompanying music video, released the following month, is one of the best examples of the Y2K era’s high-budget music productions.

 

Could This German Royal Drama Be the Next The Crown?
Netflix’s The Empress is pitched as a sumptuous reimagining of the life of Elisabeth of Bavaria—known universally as Sisi—a German princess turned Austrian empress who battled against the restrictions of the Habsburg court in the 19th century.
The daughter of a Bavarian duke, Elisabeth never aspired to a role in the Habsburg court, reveling in the freedom of her life in the countryside outside of Munich. Yet, in the summer of 1853, Sisi traveled with her mother Ludovika and beautiful older sister Helene to the Austrian resort of Bad Ischl to meet with her cousin, Emperor Franz Joseph, whom the family believed would propose to Helene. Instead, the Emperor became enamoured with the 15-year-old Sisi, with the couple marrying the following spring.

 

Why the Shape Of Your Glass Matters
Here’s how to make sure your glass of choice enhances the next drink you pour.

“The shape of the glass is vitally important to the experience of breathing in and tasting a spirit,” explains Dave Smith, head distiller and blender at St. George Spirits in Alameda, California. “I draw an analogy to light shining through a prism: If we describe a spirit as a beam of light, then our glass is the prism that refracts that light into a spectrum of wavelengths that are visible. In this case, the shape of the glass has that same ability to create a spectrum of lovely aromas, or instead overly focus the alcohol and wipe out the best and most nuanced characteristics present.”

 

Will Smith shares personal video message apologising to Chris Rock
In a lengthy recording Will answered questions he has received about his behaviour, which has been shared on his YouTube Channel, as well as subsequent social media platforms, including his Instagram account.
The video featured an appendage, which read: “It’s been a minute. Over the last few months Ive been doing a lot of thinking and personal work. You asked a lot of questions that I wanted to answer.”

 

Cheers! These Are the Best Canned Wines for 2022
They’re convenient, easy to tote, and portioned just right for a picnic, beach day, camping trip, or sipping on the porch.

Canned wine is better than ever, and you’ve probably noticed! These perfectly portioned sips are incredibly convenient, extremely portable, and never require the use of a wine opener. And with cans, the one friend who only ever drinks sauvignon blanc can do just that while the rest of the group sips rosé poolside.
Cans aren’t just better for versatile drinking, they’re also more sustainable than wine in glass bottles because cans require less packaging and are lighter, which means they requires less energy for transportation—and they’re less likely to break in transit. When you combine all those facts together, it’s easy to see why canned wine has become such a big deal.

 

Nichelle Nichols, Uhura in ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 89
Nichols shared one of the first interracial kisses in television history on “Star Trek.” That moment, with her co-star William Shatner, was a courageous move on the part of her, “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry and NBC considering the climate at the time, but the episode “Plato’s Stepchildren,” which aired in 1968, was written to give all involved an out: Uhura and Captain Kirk did not choose to kiss but were instead made to do so involuntarily by aliens with the ability to control the movements of humans. Nevertheless, it was a landmark moment.

 

George Takei, William Shatner, J.J. Abrams and More ‘Star Trek’ Figures Pay Tribute to Nichelle Nichols
George Takei and J.J. Abrams were among the major figures of the “Star Trek” franchise to pay tribute to Nichelle Nichols. The actress, who portrayed the capable and commanding Enterprise crew member Nyota Uhura, died Saturday night at the age of 89. Nichols portrayed Uhura across the original series and the first six “Trek” films. She also voiced the character in “Star Trek: The Animated Series.”
“Last night, my mother, Nichelle Nichols, succumbed to natural causes and passed away,” Nichols’ son, Kyle Johnson, wrote in a statement on the actress’ official Facebook page. “Her light however, like the ancient galaxies now being seen for the first time, will remain for us and future generations to enjoy, learn from, and draw inspiration. Hers was a life well lived and as such a model for us all.”

 

A Digitally Reimagined Marilyn Monroe Faces Cr China Issue 4
2022’s Most-talked-about Woman Has Been Virtually Transformed For The Latest Cover Of Cr China Dressed The Latest Collections From Balenciaga, Fendi, Prada, And More.

Following her birthday on june 1, cr china issue 4 unveils eight stunning covers digitally curated by carine imagining monroe in what she might look like had her cultural heyday occurred today. With cutting-edge cgi imagery, cr worked closely with web3 startup amethyst and authentic brands group (abg), the brand development, marketing, and entertainment company that owns monroe’s estate, envisioning the fashion and film icon within a modern lens. “cr was the obvious choice to style and debut the modern marilyn,” says jim gibb, creative director for the marilyn monroe estate. “carine roitfeld is a premiere purveyor of taste, and we knew she and her team would be able to conceive marilyn in a contemporary period without losing her signature ‘it’ factor.” for the first time ever, monroe is digitally dressed in some of the top brands of today, including thom browne, balenciaga, miu miu, fendi, balmain, and david koma, as well as digital fashion houses auroboros and tribute brand.

 

“For Me, Flowers Are Acts Of God”: A New London Exhibition Celebrates Irving Penn’s Spectacular Floral Portraits
In his long working life – from 1943 most of it spent at Vogue – Irving Penn pursued a version of photographic truth which filtered through all his areas of interest. And these were many and varied. Portraits, fashion and beauty photographs for Vogue, certainly, but he made significant bodies of work in other areas, some connected, some less so: nudes, sculptural and statuesque; still-life studies of street detritus, of which his close-ups of discarded cigarette ends are perhaps the best known; and a radical series made in 1950 in Paris, London and New York of les petit métiers, those often itinerant skilled tradesmen such as knife grinders, onion sellers and coal men whose presence in daily life was all but disappearing even then.

 

How Toxic Is Masculinity?
A crop of new books reconsiders feminism’s stance toward men.

The events of the past decade—the rise of Trump, the emergence of the #MeToo movement, the overturning of Roe v. Wade—have had a sobering effect on this sort of triumphalism. The general tone of feminist rhetoric has grown distinctly tougher and more cynical. Cheerful slogans about the femaleness of the future have receded; the word “patriarchy,” formerly the preserve of women’s-studies professors, has entered the common culture. Last year, in an article about women’s exodus from their jobs during the pandemic, Rosin recanted her previous thesis and apologized for its “tragic naïveté.” “It’s now painfully obvious that the mass entry of women into the workforce was rigged from the beginning,” she wrote. “American work culture has always conspired to keep professional women out and working-class women shackled.”

 

Living with roommates doesn’t have to suck
Here’s how to survive — and thrive — while sharing a home with others.

For many, living with other people — whether that’s their parents or a group of strangers they found on a Facebook group for local renters — has become one of the only viable options to find affordable housing. Now more than ever, people are living in “doubled-up” households, meaning they’re sharing a home with someone they aren’t in a romantic relationship with. While doubling up is by far most common among 20-somethings, the percentage of older adults doing so has risen steadily for all age groups since 2005, though this data also includes adults living with family.

 

Tiara of the Month: The lowdown on Princess Anne’s Meander Tiara as she celebrates her birthday
It might be hard to imagine the famously unfussy royal in a diadem but she does wear one, and it’s one of the most beautiful in the Royal Family’s collection

She’s best known for her no-nonsense approach to life, as well as her love of the outdoors and equestrian sports, but despite her go-to style comprising Barbour jackets and Dubarry boots, Princess Anne has been known to wear a tiara when the occasion calls for it.
Her go-to diadem is the Meander Tiara, one that she inherited via her father, the late Duke of Edinburgh. The full diamond bandeau, which features a Greek key pattern and honeysuckle motifs, belonged to her paternal grandmother, Princess Alice of Battenberg, who was given it as a wedding present upon her marriage to Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark. Supremely elegant, there is a large brilliant-cut diamond encircled within a pavé laurel wreath at the centre of the piece.

Where Rihanna Got Her Style Groove
An insider look at Crop Over, the Barbadian equivalent of Carnival, an annual celebration of music and heritage — and amazing outfits.

The Crop Over festival in Barbados dates back to 1687, celebrating the end of the yearly sugar cane harvest. Formerly known as Harvest Home, the festival began on plantations across Barbados during the trans-Atlantic slave trade and was one of few times of the year when enslaved people could freely celebrate, dance and sing. Since 1983, Crop Over has been organized by the National Cultural Foundation of Barbados.

 

Food Is Identity. For Korean Chefs Who Were Adopted, It’s Complicated.
Raised in the U.S., they’re exploring a heritage they didn’t grow up with through restaurant cooking — and finding both fulfillment and criticism.

As Korean food continues to influence American dining, with Korean fried chicken and bibimbap appearing on all types of menus, a variation on that interplay is unfolding in the kitchens of chefs with backgrounds like Mrs. Hong — Korean adoptees who came to the United States in the 1970s and ’80s. These chefs are coming to terms with a heritage they didn’t grow up with. And they are enthusiastically expressing it through the very public, and sometimes precarious, act of cooking for others.
In the process, they’re finding fulfillment — and sometimes attracting criticism from other Korean Americans that their cooking isn’t Korean enough.

 

The Most Wheelchair-friendly National Parks in the U.S.
South Dakota’s Badlands National Park was ranked as the most accessible in the country, according to a new survey — 17% of its trails accommodate wheelchairs.

“People of all ages who get moving outside generally feel happier and healthier, but for many people with mobility issues, these benefits are difficult to access,” Girouard said. “National Parks are some of our greatest resources for enjoying the outdoors, so as experts in medical alert systems who promote independence and accessibility for overall health, we wanted to find out which parks offer the most amenities to people with mobility impairments.”
Yellowstone National Park, which touches Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho, had the most wheelchair-accessible trails with 16, but the park’s sheer size meant that only accounted for 5.9% of all trails. The park, which took the No. 3 spot on the list, also had the highest percentage of wheelchair-friendly restaurants at 96.3%.

 

 

 

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