T LOunge for September 19th, 2022

Posted on September 19, 2022

Konoba Ćakula Bar and Restaurant – Poreč, Croatia


We’re all about the cool, chic, minimalist vibes today, darlings. It’s MONDAY and we figure we could all use a gentle easing into the week, so today’s LOunge is pretty but unfussy. Sort of like us. We have much to show you today and you’re probably all watching the funeral anyway, so settle in and get comfy. Someone will be around shortly to get you something fabulous.


The Princess Of Wales Pays Her Respects With Sentimental Pearls At The Queen’s State Funeral
The royal family chooses when to make fashion a part of the agenda, and when to remove it from the conversation. The Queen’s state funeral on 19 September was one such occasion that was about thoughtful clothing that served a purpose, rather than talking-point fashion. The Princess of Wales read the moment perfectly, picking a look that was the picture of discretion, accessorised with jewellery that spoke myriad words in its symbolism. It was smart, respectful and resolutely not about her.
Blending into the sea of black, it was Kate’s job to play supporting act to William, the newly announced Prince of Wales, who is now first in line to the throne. But make no mistake, everything from the modest cut of Kate’s coat to the height of her heels (commanding without being frivolous) was considered. Even the Princess’s signature blow-dry was swept back into a low side bun barely visible beneath her veiled headpiece. This was not a day for showiness or gloss.


Emily Carey On Her Final House of the Dragon Scenes: ‘We See That Spark of the Angry Woman’
The actress behind young Alicent Hightower discusses her entry to—and departure from—the hit series.

Emily Carey is leaving. Unless you’re well-practiced in the particular art of spoiler-dodging online, you knew this was coming. HBO has been forthcoming about very little when it comes to their hit Game of Thrones prequel series, House of the Dragon, but they’ve been transparent about this: After episode 5, the actresses portraying Rhaenyra Targaryen and Alicent Hightower will be replaced with older ones, thanks to a significant mid-season time jump. Emma D’Arcy will take over for Milly Alcock, and Olivia Cooke for Carey. But anticipating the move does little to soften the actual blow, given how audiences have connected with Alcock and Carey’s version of these characters.


The special meaning behind the flowers placed on Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin
It has a sweet reference to her late husband, Prince Philip

Today, Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin will make its final journey from Westminster Hall to Westminster Abbey and then Windsor Castle, for her state funeral and committal service, before she is laid to rest at St George’s Chapel.
The coffin — which made its way through Scotland and Edinburgh before heading to Buckingham Palace a final time — has been adorned with multiple floral tributes since her death on 8 September. And as with everything that Queen Elizabeth II said, did and wore, every detail of her funeral arrangements has been carefully considered – even down to the precise flowers chosen.


How Meghan Markle’s Ensemble for Queen Elizabeth’s Funeral Paid Tribute to the Late Monarch
The Duchess of Sussex wore a pair of diamond and pearl earrings that the late monarch gifted her in 2018.

On Monday morning, members of the royal family gathered together to lay Queen Elizabeth to rest at her state funeral held at Westminster Abbey. Among the guests paying their respects was Meghan Markle, who chose to honor Her Majesty through her outfit choice.
For the somber service, the Duchess of Sussex wore an all-black ensemble with a black hat and pearl and diamond earrings, seemingly the same pair the late Queen gifted to Meghan back in 2018. Queen Elizabeth reportedly gave the elegant earrings to her granddaughter-in-law ahead of their first solo outing together in Cheshire, just one month after marrying Prince Harry. The dainty studs are said to be a smaller version of one of the Queen’s go-to styles.


The Extraordinary Secret World Behind the Splendor of British Ceremonial Dress
Is it too frivolous to speak of the importance of how everything will look as the world watches the British pomp, ceremony, and religious ritual of Queen Elizabeth’s state funeral? Surely not. The Queen had overseen every detail of it herself, in a continuously reviewed plan codenamed Operation London Bridge, since at least the 1960s. Everyone who will be nervously getting dressed to play their solemn role tomorrow—be it the divisions of the Household Guard, Navy and Royal Air Force, Lord High Chamberlains, the Yeoman of the Guard, or the Archbishop of Canterbury and his clergy—will be feeling the personal weight of responsibility to go out looking impeccable.


Mariah Carey Talks Her New Chopard Collab and Butterfly’s 25th Anniversary
When it comes to Mariah Carey’s style, two words always come to mind: Extreme glamour. The singer has cultivated a distinctive look that’s all of her own, defined by her figure-hugging sequin gowns and jaw-dropping diamonds. She even once joked that she’s allergic to fluorescent lighting—that’s how committed she is to her fabulous, diva-worthy aesthetic. It was only a mater of time, then, before Carey began designing her own jewelry pieces. This week, she announced that she is collaborating with the fine jewelry label Chopard on a special two-collection line. And in honor, Vogue took the opportunity to chat with Carey about the new venture.


Prince George and Princess Charlotte Take on a Key Role at the Queen’s Funeral
As world leaders descended on London to bid farewell to Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace announced on September 18 that Her Majesty’s great-grandchildren, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, would also be in attendance at her funeral, following the Prince and Princess of Wales up the nave of Westminster Abbey. The children will join the royal family at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, during the private committal service this afternoon, too—although whether they will take part in the latter procession is still to be decided.


King Charles, William, and Harry Walk Behind the Queen’s Coffin at Her State Funeral
King Charles III led senior royals walking behind the coffin of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II coffin, at her state funeral today. He was joined by his siblings and his sons, the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Sussex, in the procession from Westminster Hall, where the coffin has been lying in state, to Westminster Abbey for the funeral service. It was an emotional echo of a scene from 25 years ago, when the young William and Harry walked behind their mother Princess Diana’s coffin, following her tragic death in a car accident in 1997.


Which Team Has the Most Expensive Beer in the NFL?
The priciest beer offered at a pro football game is more than twice as expensive as the cheapest ones.

No one has ever claimed that attending an NFL game is cheap — but the beer prices are especially frustrating. At least with food, in theory, the items are prepared especially for the stadium. But with beer, you know you could walk into the supermarket and buy literally the exact same beer for… well, how much cheaper depends on the team.
The price of a beer at every NFL stadium was recently broken down by the number crunchers at Bookies.com. (Before you scoff, keep in mind, who do you trust with getting the most accurate numbers more than a bookmaker?) To make sure the playing ground was fair, they converted the prices for every single stadium to a standardized 16-ounce size — but even then, the prices varied widely across stadiums. (Though, in every team’s defense, the site didn’t state which beer brands were used in calculating the pricing, which potentially could have played a factor.)


Inside the Secrets of ‘The Rings of Power’ Title Sequence
Main title creators Mark Bashore and Katrina Crawford were given a unique challenge in creating the title sequence for “The Rings of Power,” a series from the world of J.R.R. Tolkien that would introduce fans of “The Lord of the Rings” to the much older and less familiar Second Age.
Bashore credits Crawford with their approach to the overall main title design, saying, “She came up with this idea of portals into other worlds. You have 90 seconds or sometimes less to transport people psychologically into a place where they’re ready. And it’s oftentimes the only thing that lives across seasons and seasons. Everything else changes. The directors, the writers, the shows change, but the one thing is that portal.”


Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral: in pictures
The royal family and heads of state from around the world gather at Westminster Abbey to pay their respects to Her Majesty

The royal family and heads of state from around the world will today gather at Westminster Abbey in London, to say a final farewell to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-serving monarch. The Queen died peacefully at her home in Balmoral on 8 September, and has been lying-in-state at Westminster Hall in the days leading up to her state funeral service.
Alongside members of the royal family and international leaders, the general congregation (around 2,000 people) will also be made up of representatives from Her Majesty’s patronages, as well as 200 people who were recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours this year – including those who made extraordinary contributions to the response to the Covid-19 pandemic.


A final portrait of the Queen is released to mark her funeral
The Royal Family release a never-before-seen photograph of the late monarch

As the world begins its final farewells to Queen Elizabeth II today, the royal family have released a final portrait of the late monarch. Previously unseen, it was taken earlier this year, by photographer Ranald Mackechnie to commemorate her Platinum Jubilee.
The image shows the Queen in a powder blue dress and is a fitting final portrait of Her Majesty, replete with so many of the hallmarks of her public image. She is seen with her trademark three-string pearls, pearl earrings and, as ever, a specifically chosen brooch from her extensive collection, loaded with sentiment. The brooch in question was a gift from the late King George VI, Elizabeth’s beloved father, to mark her 18th birthday.
It also shows the monarch smiling; a smile which has been much commented upon and fondly remembered these last few days, by dignitaries, politicians and family members alike.


Ezra Miller’s “Messiah” Delusions: Inside The Flash Star’s Dark Spiral
They’re one of Hollywood’s brightest stars—and most troubled actors. Amid safety concerns, and anxiety over the fate of a $200 million movie, VF unearths disturbing new details in a saga of grandiose sermons, guns, drugs, and alleged assaults and grooming.

Ezra Miller did not, to put it mildly, invoke their right to remain silent. This past March, the actor was arrested in a tiki bar called Margarita Village in Hilo, Hawaii, after shouting profanities, spitting in a patron’s face, and grabbing a microphone from a woman singing karaoke to “Shallow” from A Star Is Born. Miller claimed to have been accosted by a Nazi and to have evidence. In fact, one of the first things you hear the actor say in the three-minute police body-cam video that circulated after the arrest is something the officers had likely never heard from a disorderly dive bar patron before: “I film myself when I get assaulted for NFT crypto art.”


The significance of Westminster Abbey to Her Majesty the Queen
The Queen’s funeral will take place at the site of many of her most pivotal moments

Today, Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral took place at Westminster Abbey; a historic event attended by thousands – including more than 500 foreign dignitaries – and watched by millions across the globe. It is the first British monarch’s funeral in many people’s memory and yet it is also the first to occur at Westminster Abbey in 262 years. The last sovereign’s funeral to take place there was the funeral of George II.
The choice of Westminster Abbey was the late Queen’s herself. It was a place of enormous significance to her. It was where she saw her father, George VI, be crowned King, knowing that one day she would follow suit. It was where she married her beloved Prince Philip in 1947 – a moment alluded to even now, in the myrtle in the flowers on her coffin, taken from a plant that was grown from a sprig that was in her wedding bouquet, all those years ago.


Special Moments From The Queen’s Funeral, Including Kate Middleton Comforting Charlotte
Today the nation marks the state funeral of Her Majesty, the Queen, who is later being laid to rest with her husband Prince Philip. Here, we explore some of the most touching moments you might have missed during the day’s proceedings

Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral took place today at Westminster Abbey, bringing together all of the royal family.
Those invited to the State Funeral arrived at Westminster Abbey on Monday, September 19, before the service’s commencement at 11am. The order of service contained elements that paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II’s ‘extraordinary reign and Her Majesty’s remarkable life of service as Head of State, Nation and Commonwealth,’ as per the Royal Family’s official website.
The occasion brought with it so many special moments, some of which you might have missed during the overwhelming series of events.
Two of the Prince and Princess of Wales’ children, Prince George, nine, and Princess Charlotte, seven, arrived for the funeral, accompanied by the princess and Camilla, Queen Consort.


How to Turn a Dresser Into a Custom Dollhouse
It’s an upcycling project that’s perfect for you and the kids.

The fun thing about creating a dollhouse from an existing piece of furniture is that it’s sort of a miniature renovation project. There are a few initial plans you can make: color palette, décor style, and number of rooms, but everything else unfolds as you go. Flea markets, yard sales, and online marketplaces are great sources for finding the perfect piece of furniture to transform into a dollhouse.


Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Together At The Queen’s State Funeral
The Prince and Princess of Wales, and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have put on a show of solidarity throughout the mourning period and now, on the day of the State Funeral, they come together once again

In a final public show of solidarity at a time of incredible sorrow, the newly titled Prince and Princess of Wales, and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex – William, Harry, Kate and Meghan – are together at Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral, to honour the late monarch’s life and mourn her death along with the rest of the nation and commonwealth.
On the morning of September 19, guests arrived to Westminster Abbey for a service that started at 11am. Among those guests were heads of state, government representatives and, of course, King Charles III and the rest of the royal family, including his sons Prince William and Prince Harry, along with their wives.
As the coffin made it’s way from Westminster Hall to Westminster Abbey, topped with the Royal Standard and Imperial State Crown, on the State Gun Carriage of the Royal Navy, King Charles II was joined by his two sons Prince William of Wales, and Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex.


King Charles, William And Harry Walk Behind The Queen’s Coffin At Her State Funeral 
King Charles III led senior royals walking behind the coffin of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, at her state funeral today. He was joined by his siblings and his sons, the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Sussex, in the procession from Westminster Hall, where the coffin has been lying in state, to Westminster Abbey for the funeral service. It was an emotional echo of a scene from 25 years ago, when the young William and Harry walked behind their mother Princess Diana’s coffin, following her tragic death in a car accident in 1997.


Hang or Fold? Here’s the Best Way to Sort and Store All of Your Clothes
Decide which garments get the hanger treatment—and which are better off tucked away in a dresser.

Whether you just scored a brand new pair of jeans, refreshed your wardrobe for spring, or finished a load of laundry, there’s one question that’s likely to come up over and again: Do you fold your clothes and put them in the dresser, or should you be hanging them in your closet? And the answer is, it depends.
“What to fold and what to hang depends on several factors, [including] how much space you have in your closets and dressers, what your personal habits are, what type of garments you own, [and] what types of fabrics they are made of,” says Darla DeMorrow, professional organizer, owner of HeartWork Organizing, and author of Organizing Your Home with SORT and Succeed. Ahead, DeMorrow and other professional organizers break down how to know when to hang and when to fold.


The Queen Consort’s Unusual – And Deeply Personal – Choice Of Jewellery For The State Funeral
While King Charles III walked behind the coffin of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, alongside his siblings and his sons at her state funeral, Camilla, the Queen Consort, arrived by car with the Princess of Wales. The two veiled royals, swathed in black as a mark of respect for the late monarch, each chose symbolic jewellery with which to pay tribute to the powerful woman who reigned for 70 years. But while Kate borrowed pearls from Her Majesty’s collection, Camilla chose a more intriguing piece from the family’s archive: the Hesse Diamond Jubilee Brooch.


How Do Revenge’s Costume Designer Created a Candy-Coated “Girl World”
Alana Morshead talks her classic teen movie inspirations, dressing a bearded dragon, and, of course, the Rosehill Country Day uniforms.

The world in which Do Revenge is set seems less like a reality and more like a pastel-coated dreamscape, where the sun always shines and your hair always lays just the way you want it to. “I’ve heard some people refer to it as this ‘girl world,’” Do Revenge’s costume designer, Alana Morshead, tells W over the phone. “It feels a bit dreamlike, but it’s still rooted in reality.” Made in the vein of teen movie classics like Clueless and Jawbreaker, there are aspects of Do Revenge that seem pretty unbelievable. Much like those ’90s films, Do Revenge exists in a universe where high schoolers look like they’re in their 20s (because the actors who portray them are), and they dress like they have an unlimited budget and a stylist on hand.


The Case of the Disputed Lucian Freud
A collector thought he had bought a painting by the celebrated British artist. How far would he go to prove it?

In the spring of 1997, an art collector in Geneva received a call from a contact at the city’s office of bankruptcies and legal proceedings. There was an auction coming up, of an estate that had gone unclaimed for nine years, and among the lots was a painting that the collector might want to take a look at: a canvas attributed to the British artist Lucian Freud. The collector was a businessman, originally from North Africa, who was used to picking up furniture and art works at competitive prices from Geneva’s plentiful array of galleries, antique dealers, and salesrooms. He is keen to preserve his privacy, so I will call him Omar.


This Popular Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. Will Debut 8 Incredible New Exhibits Next Month
The National Air and Space Museum will reopen half its main building, following a lengthy renovation, on Oct. 14.

One of the the most popular Smithsonian Museums in Washington, D.C., the National Air and Space Museum, is launching to new heights this fall, as it reopens half of its main building on Oct. 14, which will include the debut of eight new and renovated exhibitions, the planetarium, museum store, and Mars Café.
The flagship space located right on the National Mall is currently in the process of a seven-year renovation project that started in 2018 and will eventually see the redesign of all 23 of its exhibition spaces, as well as a new exterior and other internal upgrades and improvements.


The racist backlash to The Little Mermaid and Lord of The Rings is exhausting and extremely predictable
Lord of the Rings and The Little Mermaid are just the latest targets of racist fans.

Two new adaptations of The Lord of the Rings and The Little Mermaid are prompting deep outrage and indignation among fans who are arguing that the projects’ increased diversity has weakened their faithfulness to the original story.
Detractors of Amazon’s new Lord of the Rings series, which debuted this month, claim that casting Black and Asian actors undermines the show’s faithfulness to Tolkien’s world. Meanwhile, some ostensible fans of Disney’s animated Little Mermaid are rejecting the new live-action version for swapping out the titular mermaid’s famous blue eyes and red hair for the features of Black actress Halle Bailey.


After ‘Phantom,’ Which Shows Will Be the Longest-Running on Broadway?
Hints: They both reached for the gun. I’m working on my roar! Everyone deserves the chance to fly. Have fun in hell!

“The Phantom of the Opera” has been running on Broadway longer than many of the industry’s hoofers have been alive. But on Friday, the show announced that it will close Feb. 18, a few weeks after celebrating its 35th anniversary.
The musical holds a distinction unlikely to be overtaken any time soon: It is the longest-running show in Broadway history, by a long stretch. By the time it closes, if all goes well, it will have played for 13,925 performances.


Queen Elizabeth: A Visual Dictionary
The things that made the queen the queen.

Over her seven decades on the throne, Queen Elizabeth II understood the power of visuals. The first British monarch to have a televised coronation, she watched the world turn its attention from the radio to the TV set, and by the time she died this month at 96, having celebrated her Platinum Jubilee just a few months earlier, she — well, the royal family — had an Instagram account and a YouTube channel.
As she presided over a shrinking empire, projecting stability and continuity was arguably her most essential job as sovereign. From her hairstyle to her handbags, her kerchiefs to her corgis, her pearls to her profile, every visual signifier was a means of communication for a monarch who famously had little to say — at least in public. Here’s a look at the symbols Elizabeth leveraged during her historic reign, and what she used them to say.




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