T LOunge for August 25th, 2022

Posted on August 25, 2022

Wine Love Bar and Restaurant – Kyiv, Ukraine


Not only is today’s LOunge ridiculously fabulous, it’s also hero central, because the Wine Love bar and restaurant, with the help of volunteers and donations, has been providing a thousand meals a day for Ukrainian defense forces, hospitals, kindergartens, and nursing homes. Is there a better place to spend a Thursday? We think not. Settle in, darlings.



From ‘Moon Knight’ to ‘Pam & Tommy,’ Emmy-Nominated Costumes Take Over L.A’s Fashion Institute of Design Museum
Emmy voting has closed, but for those who just can’t get enough, many costumes from Emmy-nominated shows have taken over the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) Museum in downtown Los Angeles.
The exhibition showcases costumes from over 22 programs, 13 of which are Emmy-nominated in the three different award genres: period, contemporary, and fantasy/sci-fi. The series will run through Nov. 5.
Costumes on display include the iconic red swimsuit from Hulu’s “Pam & Tommy,” the regal gowns from “Bridgerton” and outfits worn by Jean Smart in “Hacks.”


The Underwear Economy Bares All
Hemlines shrink in prosperous times and grow during recessions. But what of lingerie? Fashion has always known an exposed bra strap plays all markets.

With the rise of the middle class in the 19th century, along with the dawn of inexpensive cotton, underwear disappeared under Victorian finery. Undies peeked out again briefly in the 1920s in the form of flapper dresses and evening pajamas. “They looked scandalously underdressed,” Davidson says.
Tides turned. By World War II it was considered taboo to even to let a bra strap slide down a shoulder. Then Vivienne Westwood turned fashion back to the 17th century with her 1980s bodice dresses, GenXers flashed the labels of their Calvin Klein briefs, and Patricia Field normalized the fallen bra strap with Sex and the City.


What Da’Vine Joy Randolph Wants, She’ll Create
The Only Murders in the Building and On the Come Up actress talks her expanding repertoire, her approach to fashion, and a self-designed collection on the horizon.

What Da’Vine Joy Randolph wore for the 2022 Met Gala was surprising for three reasons: One, she designed it herself. Two, her champagne-colored corset gown fit the “In America” theme better than the overwhelming majority of dresses that floated into the Metropolitan Museum of Art in May. And finally, three: She wasn’t invited to the Met Gala.
Although she’s been an accomplished actress for more than a decade, recently, Randolph seems to be everywhere these days: red carpets, Only Murders, On the Come Up, the upcoming biopic Rustin, the upcoming HBO series The Idol. In a wide-ranging conversation with ELLE.com, the Tony Award-nominated actress laid out her thoughts on why she picks the projects she most desires—and why she has plans to launch her own fashion collection.


The 20 Best TV Shows on Apple TV+
From workplace comedies to creepy thrillers, the streamer has something for everyone.

With hits like Ted Lasso to The Morning Show, AppleTV+ has quickly become known as a destination for some of the most talked about television streaming right now. But since its November 2019 launch, Apple TV+ has released a plethora of exciting, ambitious, and often hilarious content that you’ve probably been neglecting. Despite its status as one of the newer streamers, it’s clear that Apple is dedicated to making quality content featuring some of the world’s biggest stars. Here are 20 of the best shows streaming on Apple TV+ that you need to watch.


Inside Ben Affleck’s Spectacular Coastal Georgia Retreat
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez hosted their wedding celebration on Hampton Island Preserve in Riceboro, Georgia, southwest of Savannah. The spectacular setting for the formal nuptials was Ben’s estate, a sprawling 87-acre Georgia plantation.
The actor purchased the property in 2003, which is considered one of the crown jewels along the coast of Georgia.
The main mansion, known as the “Big House”, is a blend of classical Greek Revival style plantation and mid-19th century raised cottages found in New Orleans. The grand façade features fluted Doric columns and shutters, representing the elegance of Southern classicism. The rear veranda overlooks the North Newport River.


See Thebe Magugu and Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli Gloriously Transform Each Other’s Work
When South Africa’s fashion wunderkind Thebe Magugu first opened the mystery crate from Rome containing Pierpaolo Piccioli’s Valentino haute couture garment, he recognized it at once as the dress that Tracee Ellis Ross wore to grace the 2018 Emmy Awards. This was the garment chosen by Piccioli that Magugu would be tasked with reimagining as the second chapter of Vogue’s dress-swap initiative (see last September’s issue for what Tomo Koizumi and Maison Margiela’s John Galliano came up with): two designers working their individual alchemy to transform a fellow creator’s work. For Piccioli, the project has special resonance. “I love the idea of reinterpreting,” he explains, “but I love even more the idea of creating a moment between two identities, two cultures—this conversation creates a new energy.”


Krispy Kreme Thinks Your Dog Deserves a Doughnut, Too
The six-packs of dog-friendly biscuits are inspired by classic Krispy Kreme flavors.

Krispy Kreme is constantly rolling out new, limited-time-only varieties of doughnuts: In 2022 alone, we’ve seen LTO collaborations with the likes of Twix, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and Good Humor-Breyers. Inevitably, the question becomes: Won’t Krispy Kreme eventually run out of ideas? But someone at the chain recently noticed an untapped market. Up until now, all of the brand’s products had been targeted at humans. So now, say hello to the first Krispy Kreme “doughnuts” designed for dogs.


Nathalie Emmanuel: “We need to still keep fighting for inclusion”
The actress on her latest horror movie role, her life post-Game of Thrones and why she’s still battling for better representation

For a woman best known as a Game of Thrones character, Nathalie Emmanuel is doing her level best to not sit still. In fact, typecast Emmanuel at your peril. A consummate, lifelong performer, her career began as a child playing Nala in the West End production of The Lion King and in the last few years, she has become a hacker in The Fast and the Furious franchise, turned her hand to comedy – in both Hulu’s Four Weddings and a Funeral and in her Emmy-nominated turn in Die Hart, alongside John Travolta and Kevin Hart – and found herself cast in cinematic legend Francis Ford Coppola’s next project. Her career’s variety is impressive and, lately, there has not been a sword or dragon in sight.


Olivia’s Wilde Ride: Directing ‘Don’t Worry Darling,’ Making Harry Styles a Movie Star and Being ‘Blown the F— Away’ by Florence Pugh
Wilde, 38, sees the world through a post-feminist prism, and the women in her films drive action on their own, without the help of men.
“It’s all about immediacy and extreme passion for one another,” Wilde says of the film’s complicated central relationship. “The impractical nature of their sex speaks to their ferocious desire for one another. I think it’s integral to the story itself and how the audience is meant to connect to them. My early conversations with the cast were all about how the audience has to buy into the fantasy.”


Everything You Need to Know About Storing Eggs—Including Why They Should Always Be Refrigerated
Here’s how to keep this essential food fresh and safe.

Eggs are a versatile food and an essential ingredient in so many recipes, from lasagna to layer cake. It’s important to remember that they are a perishable item, like raw meat, poultry, and raw fish, and should be handled and stored carefully. Thankfully, proper refrigeration, cooking, and handling should prevent most egg-safety problems.


Some parents are choosing to ‘worldschool’ their kids, traveling from country to country in the process
Worldschooling is a digital-nomad lifestyle for families. And for many, this lifestyle began long before the pandemic.
Worldschooling has no set definition because there’s no single way to do it. Some families travel nonstop, becoming digital nomads like the Mariottis. Others worldschool from a base, renting out their house while they travel, or travel only part time.
Travel is just one component of the philosophy. There’s no set way to educate kids on the road either, but families share a belief that kids can learn directly from the world around them.


What did dinosaurs actually sound like? Take a listen.
Two tubas, a chicken, and a low-pitched alligator: The weird ways scientists imagine dinosaur voices.

Figuring out what dinosaurs actually sounded like is an almost impossible task, because scientists can’t exactly dig up a fossilized roar. “Most of the sound-producing structures are soft tissues or less resilient hard tissues,” paleontologist Michael Habib says on Unexplainable, Vox’s science podcast about unanswered questions. “It’s muscle and cartilage, and those tend not to fossilize.”
Still, scientists think it’s an important question. Figuring out what dinosaurs sounded like means understanding the world they lived in a bit better, and is a key to understanding how they behaved.


Behold the Fruit Sandwich
In this Japanese treat, ripe, seasonal gems are enrobed in cream and nestled between slices of milk bread.

I was not prepared, then, for the wonder that is the fruit sandwich. I did not even know that such a thing existed until I saw it a few years ago on the menu of a tiny Japanese cafe on the Lower East Side, then run by Yudai Kanayama, a native of Hokkaido. It came to the table on wax paper, not a dainty tea sandwich that I could hold with just the tips of my fingers but two triangles as thick as cake and tilted upward to show off their insides: fat strawberries, a golden orb of canned peach and green kiwi with black ellipses of seeds.


When Did We Become So Obsessed With Being ‘Symmetrical’?
A slew of filters on social media allow users to evaluate their features, reigniting age-old obsessions with perfection and beauty.

What propels this craze in this moment? The strangeness of pandemic times may be partly responsible. In the past two years, we’ve had both way too much virtual “face time” and way too little normal time with people face to face. In private, we’ve stared for hours at our own and other people’s faces, with all our flaws, on videoconferencing screens. (The rise in pandemic-era plastic surgery has been called the “Zoom boom.”) And in public, masks have deprived us of the healthy human experience of interacting with the faces all around us. This alone may explain a heightened interest in face-scrutinizing apps.


How Harry Styles Became the World’s Most Wanted Man
The global pop icon makes it all look easy — even when it definitely isn’t. He opens up about his huge year, his two new films, his fans’ relationship with Olivia Wilde, activism, sexuality, therapy, and much more

At 28, Styles has unlocked a new level of stardom for himself. Years ago, he regularly filled stadiums as a member of One Direction, his former boy band. This spring and summer, he’s playing them on his own. “As It Was” has become his hugest song yet, setting streaming records and topping the charts in more than two dozen countries, including 10 weeks straight in the U.S. Because he’s a star with a largely young, female fan base, many have refused to engage with him as much more than a pretty teen idol. (I don’t need to lay out decades of music history to show how wrong of a take that is.) But he can feel the tides change in curious ways. “ ‘As It Was’ is definitely the highest volume of men that I would get stopping me to say something about it,” he notes. “That feels like a weird comment because it’s not like men was the goal. It’s just something I noticed.”






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