T LOunge for August 26th, 2022

Posted on August 26, 2022

Covo Bar and Restaurant – Positano, Italy

 

Pointless words go here. Go. Look. Don’t read this. Happy Friday, darlings.

 

The Most Glamorous Vintage Photographs Of The Venice Film Festival
First held in 1932 as the Esposizione d’Arte Cinematografica – then just a section of the Biennale – Venice Film Festival is not only the oldest festival of its kind in the world, but also the most glamorous (with the possible exception of Cannes). Opening with Noah Baumbach’s adaptation of White Noise, the 79th edition will see the great and the Gucci-clad of Hollywood descend on the Lido again for 10 days of red-carpet events. Among the films in competition for the Golden Lion this year: Don’t Worry Darling, Olivia Wilde’s dystopian thriller starring Florence Pugh and Harry Styles; Blonde, Ana de Armas’s controversial Marilyn Monroe biopic; and Bones And All, which reunites Luca Guadagnino and Timothée Chalamet for the first time since 2017’s Call Me By Your Name.

 

Britney Spears Drops A New Song With Elton John, Her First Music Post-Conservatorship
‘Hold Me Closer’ is here!

Britney Spears is back. At midnight, the pop superstar dropped her first new piece of music following the end of her conservatorship, and she couldn’t have chosen a better way to make her return. She appears on Elton John’s new track ‘Hold Me Closer,’ which remixes his 1971 hit ‘Tiny Dancer’ and 1991 song ‘The One.’ Quite the legendary pairing.
The dance track incorporates Spears and John singing verse from ‘The One’ before launching into the famous chorus of ‘Tiny Dancer’ together. The song oozes club and party vibes, making it a perfect addition to those end-of-summer party playlists.

 

Arden Cho Says Tackling Workplace Misogyny Is Like Fighting Crime
The star of Partner Track, Netflix’s newest law drama, talks finding her voice, calling out microaggressions, and the power of a good pair of Louboutins.

While Cho admits that both she and the character she plays in her first major Hollywood move since her Teen Wolf departure may share a similar tooth-and-nail grit, thirst to confront societal norms, and affinity for a killer pink Oscar De La Renta jacket as the iconic bubblegum-clad Woods who came before, she’s confident that Ingrid Yun’s story has so much more to tell.
“I love Elle Woods, so it’s a wonderful comparison, very, very flattering, but Ingrid’s very different and it’s special,” Cho says. “I feel like with Ingrid, we’re able to portray a woman who can look great in pink, but not be ditzy. Not be your stereotypical, pretty female lawyer that we might be used to.”

 

Shania Twain Says She’s ‘Blown Away’ After Kelsea Ballerini Wears Her 1999 GRAMMYs Dress
Shania Twain is all for giving her iconic dress a second life! On Wednesday, the 56-year-old stepped out for the 15th Annual Academy of Country Music Honors in Nashville, Tennessee, and was delighted to find Kelsea Ballerini wearing the gown she donned for the GRAMMYs in 1999.
“I am so blown away,” Twain told ET’s Cassie DiLaura of seeing Ballerini in the gown. “… She looks stunning. She looks like an absolute angel. It’s very flattering to see her in the dress, and that she even wanted to wear it. I said, ‘I hope it’s not too dusty after being in the [GRAMMY Museum].'”

 

Fenty Beauty’s Ketchup-Themed Makeup Packets Might Contain Lip Gloss… or They Could Just Be Ketchup
The homage to the classic condiment is a collaboration with Brooklyn-based MSCHF art collective.

OK, be honest: have you ever dipped a French fry in ketchup, then carefully applied it to both lips, like some kind of lightly salted gloss? If so, then you’re going to be very into this limited edition collaboration between Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty brand and Brooklyn-based art collective MSCHF.
The unexpected crossover is called “Ketchup or Makeup?” because that’s exactly what it is. For $25, you can score a box of six squeezable packets that contain either Fenty’s Gloss Bomb Lip Luminizer or actual ketchup. You won’t know what’s what until you tear one of them open, and you’re either getting a lightly shimmering lip luminizer or a mouthful of smashed tomatoes.

 

PBS’ The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family Explores the Tragic Tale of Anne Boleyn
Historian Estelle Paranque explains the future queen’s education in France and the “toxic passion” she shared with King Henry VIII.

Nearly 500 years before Princess Diana became known as the royal rebel, that title belonged to Anne Boleyn, King Henry VIII’s second wife who was beheaded at the age of 35. Though she has long been considered the most infamous queen in English history, she has also become a favorite subject for historical reimagining in books and film. This weekend, PBS is premiering The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family, a new documentary about the former queen and her family. Over three episodes, the show takes a deep dive into Anne’s roots and how cunning and a bit of palace intrigue on behalf of her relatives helped her become one of England’s most notorious powerful women, featuring leading historians of the period and luxurious reenactments.

 

The Sense Of A Journey: What Vintage Fashion Does For Clothing’s Emotional Value
The acclaimed author Ottessa Moshfegh has always used vintage clothing to shape and reveal her identity. Now, she considers how garments from the past can help us decide where we’re going

As a writer, vintage clothing holds special value: there are stories embedded in the seams, memories stuffed into the lining, caught between the pleats, and hidden in the hems. Sometimes the previous owner has left evidence: a shopping list in the pocket, a coffee stain or a rip from an ecstatic night out dancing. An imperfection is an indelible detail of a second-hand garment’s charm. A tear or missing button might tell the story of the item’s provenance, and sometimes an imperfection explains how the item found its way to you, who will mend it and love it again. It’s true about people too – our marks and scars tell the stories of where we have been, where we fell, and how we’ve healed.

 

The Preventable Tragedy of Polio in New York
Polio is one of the few diseases that can be eradicated—but faltering vaccination rates could undo years of hard-won global progress.

Some ten thousand diseases afflict humankind, and we have the power to vanquish only a handful of them. It’s especially tragic, then, when we squander what opportunities we have, whether by choice, neglect, or incompetence. In June, an unvaccinated, twenty-year-old man in Rockland County, New York, developed fever, abdominal pain, and neck stiffness. A few days later, he struggled to move his legs. He presented to a nearby hospital, where he became the first person in nearly a decade to be diagnosed with polio in the United States. Polio can be prevented, but not cured.
Because most cases of polio do not paralyze, a single case of paralysis suggests that the virus could already be widespread. According to public-health officials, hundreds may have been infected, and the virus is now sloshing around in New York City wastewater. “I think it’s safe to assume that this case represents the very tip of the iceberg,” José R. Romero, the director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, told me. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls the situation a public-health emergency.

 

Oscar Mayer Is Selling ‘Cold Dogs’ — Hot Dog-flavored Ice Cream on a Stick
The frozen treats are available at Popbar or from the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile.

It was an evolutionary leap for humanity. At some point, someone looked at a hot dog and thought, I could shove a stick up that thing and carry it around. Thus, the hot dog on a stick was born. Now, we stand at another crossroads, though this time the lasting ramifications seem less clear: Oscar Mayer looked at the hot dog on a stick and decided, What if we made it cold?

 

‘Lunch box influencers’ are sharing their tips for how to pack awe-inspiring lunches that kids will actually want to eat
Turn packing school lunches into an art with these adorable bento box ideas.
An elephant food pick or edible stars will make your student smile and give you a chance to get creative.
We talked to three bento lunch box influencers to find the best tools you can use for lunch box creations.
If you’re on the parenting side of social media, you’ve likely come across bento box lunches. There are hundreds of videos and pictures of artfully packed school lunches, sometimes in traditional bento boxes. These expert lunch-packers use carrot sticks, PB&J’s, and fruit slices to celebrate holidays, birthdays, and any other day of the school year.

 

Mattel Has Released A New Barbie Honoring The Legacy Of Madam CJ Walker And It’s Everything
Madam C.J. Walker, the first documented self-made woman millionaire, will soon have a doll in her honor as part of the Barbie Signature Inspiring Women collection. She is the latest historical figure to be recognized by Mattel, the toy company that manufactures Barbie.
Walker is known for creating a successful line of hair care products and cosmetics for Black women and using the fortune she created to do significant philanthropic work. Her story inspired a Netflix original movie, Self Made, that showed her transformation from a farm laborer and laundress into one of the twentieth century’s most successful women entrepreneurs.
Walker’s great-great granddaughter, A’Lelia Bundles, is hopeful that the doll (with its adorable mini hair products) will introduce the story of the historical figure to an expanded audience.
“It means a lot that now little girls everywhere will get to play with a Madam C.J. Walker doll and learn more about her organically,” Bundles tells ESSENCE. “The image and symbolism of this doll will carry Madam Walker’s story out into the world in another way.”

 

My Partner and I Are “Living Apart Together,” and Our Relationship Is All the Better for It
It’s love and commitment that make a relationship, not a shared space.

I don’t expect everyone to understand my LAT relationship, and I fully acknowledge that we are very privileged to be in a financial position in which this lifestyle is even a choice. But nearly five years in, there’s comfort in no longer trying to explain what works for us, and the more that I surrender to the relationship as it is, the more I embrace its truths. I relish each kiss hello when we reunite. I appreciate knowing that I’m the only one to blame for an empty toilet paper roll. I know that a streak-free countertop will remain so for at least a few hours after dinner. I don’t miss negotiating who has more stuff in the entryway closet, and I certainly feel zero regret at having a bathroom sink upon which rogue whiskers have no home. Zero.

 

The introvert’s guide to actually enjoying a party
It’s all about managing your social battery.

If you tend to be more introverted, the realization that your social battery doesn’t hold a charge for the full duration of a social gathering can bring up feelings of discomfort or shame. You may worry that you’re bringing down the vibe or that people will leave with a middling impression of you, even as your own need for some quiet time isn’t being met. But by accepting your battery life for what it is and getting to know the different factors that support or strain it, you stand a better chance of getting through the night in a stress-free way — and of actually enjoying yourself in the process.

 

Zawe Ashton, the star of new must-see period drama Mr Malcolm’s List
Wowee, Zawe! Miss Ashton is ripping up the Regency rule book in Hollywood’s Austen-esque Mr Malcolm’s List. Just don’t ask her about her own A-list Mr Darcy…

We’re here first and foremost to discuss Mr Malcolm’s List, which has clearly benefited from the Bridgerton effect. An adaptation of Suzanne Allain’s 2009 novel, it’s an Austen mash-up, where the two main romantic leads – Sope Dirisu’s Jeremy Malcolm and Freida Pinto’s Selina Dalton – have a Darcy-and-Lizzie-style romance, while Ashton’s character, Julia, comes across as a particularly hoity-toity post Emma Woodhouse, whose machinations and manoeuvrings end in a sweet self-reckoning. The familiarity of the tropes is offset by the casting, which, as in Bridgerton, is exhilaratingly diverse. Julia is, Ashton smiles, ‘a little Regency terroriser’. She is also, for long stretches of the movie, the baddie, as she strives to punish Jeremy for cold-shouldering her.

 

 

 

 

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