T LOunge for November 15th, 2022

Posted on November 15, 2022

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Let’s get SWANKY, darlings! It’s TUESDAY and we have a ton of things to show you, from a massive recap of two of the more problematic episode of The Crown to a whole bunch of celebrities wearing high fashion and demanding your attention. We must dash, but order anything you want and feel free to peruse the distractions below.

 

How to make opera gloves work for you this party season (and beyond)
Whether sheer, leather or lace, this accessory is a great way to update your wardrobe

Since we emerged misty-eyed from the pandemic, countless fashion-focused articles have been dedicated to the ‘joy of dressing up’. It’s true that, over the past 12 months, we have all embraced feathers, sequins and embellishment with an enthusiasm and commitment usually only employed during party season. Pandemic revenge dressing has loomed large – we have returned to glamour as a way of discarding the doom and gloom of lockdowns, in look-at-me dresses, thigh-skimming minis, vibrant colours and sparkling heels. As the shine of the initial post-pandemic fades and we enter winter in earnest, it’s time to reevaluate. We still want energising, refined and mood-boosting looks, but perhaps with less of the razzle dazzle sheen. Enter the opera glove.

 

Our First Look at Feud: Capote’s Swans Is Everything We Hoped For
When it was announced in April that the second season of Ryan Murphy’s anthology series Feud would focus on Truman Capote’s swans, we immediately knew that the costumes would be incredible. With a cast including Naomi Watts as Babe Paley, Chloë Sevigny as C. Z. Guest, and Calista Flockhart as Lee Radziwill, how could we not be treated to some major style moments from these lush, luxurious ladies who lunch?
Today, we caught our first glimpse at Watts and Sevigny in costume on set—and it didn’t disappoint. Sevigny (who, in her day-to-day wardrobe, is the pinnacle of downtown chic) was spotted in a blue trench, a helmet-like blowout, large black sunglasses, and a top-handle bag. To really speak to the whole 1970s socialite vibe, though, she accessorized with black gloves, featuring pearl studs that were even visible to the paparazzi’s lens. Sevigny’s character was an It-girl of her time, after all—a muse to Andy Warhol, Salvador Dalí, and Slim Aarons—making the casting just as spot-on as her outfit.

‘Wakanda Forever’’s Costume Designer Says 99% of the Looks Are Custom — But Shuri’s White Dress Is Totally Shoppable
From dressing hundreds of people for that opening scene to making replicas of a single Adidas tracksuit, Ruth Carter is breaking down your favorite looks from the film.

By now, you likely know: Marvel movies have a way of instantly transporting viewers to a totally different world, activating just about every sense and leaving them captivated for hours. There’s so much action going on paired with in-depth storylines, humor, and, yes, enviable fashion — especially if we’re talking about Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which hit theaters Nov. 11.
While the first batch of looks may be a bit hard to see through all those tears (note: you’ll want to bring tissues), costume designer Ruth E. Carter continues to create outfits so spectacular and detailed, you’re bound to be frantically scanning the screen hoping to catch them all. She tells InStyle that her team began with the all-white funeral scene, and the planning process was just as intense as one might think.

 

Isaac Mizrahi Wants to Make a Smarter Cooking Show
The fashion personality talks building a better pesto and the pomp and circumstance of creating culinary content.

Isaac Mizrahi has been a certifiable star since the 1995 fashion documentary Unzipped, which then made way for his early-2000s TV talk show, a QVC line, cabaret shows at Café Carlyle, and now his Broadway debut as Amos Hart in Chicago. It could seem that the fashion designer and performer’s dalliances with the food world are only as old as his viral July 2022 pesto tutorial. But he’s long been an enthusiastic home cook, even giving Epicurious a tour of his kitchen in 2008, where he shows off a chef’s knife that was a gift from Jacques Pépin himself.
It’s the videos he’s shared of himself as of late however—baking an apple tart, showing off an array of salts and citrus squeezers, and giving his thoughts on sinks (best to have two)—that have taken off on social media for their lived-in feeling and infinite wisdom, peppered with the bons mots and humor that have kept him in the public eye for more than three decades.

 

40 Things You Never Knew About the Late Princess Diana
Lady Di was full of surprises.

Princess Diana was a trailblazer, activist, style icon, and one of the most influential people of the 20th century. Although she lived much of her life in the spotlight, under oppressive scrutiny, there’s much you probably don’t know about the beloved late royal. From her favorite fashion designer and pre-royal working life to her taste in music and her parenting style, here are 40 things to remember about the People’s Princess.

 

A Deadly Listeria Outbreak Tied to Deli Meat and Cheese Has Been Reported Across 6 States
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says to take caution when consuming cold cuts and deli-derived cheeses.

If cold-cut sandwiches are a part of your family’s weekly lunch rotation, take note: You may need to toss out your recently-purchased deli meats and cheeses to avoid potential illness. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, these foods have been linked to 16 confirmed listeria infections across six states, the agency reported last Wednesday. So far, 13 people have been hospitalized; one death and pregnancy loss has also been reported.

 

How to Clean Your TV Screen the Right Way
If you’re using glass cleaner and paper towels, read this—stat.

It happens: There are parts of our homes we simply don’t get to during our weekly cleaning routines. And as much as we love catching up on our favorite shows, our TVs are occasionally the items that get overlooked. It’s important, however, to make cleaning their screens a priority, since they’re prone to dust, smudges, and fingerprints.
Thankfully, it’s easy to make your TV screen sparkle again with the right supplies and methods, say cleaning and tech experts. Ahead, these professionals explain how to clean every type of TV screen—along with your remote control.

 

The Crown‘s Lesley Manville on Reconsidering Princess Margaret
The actress plays the royal in seasons five and six of The Crown, airing now.

“I hadn’t thought of myself as a Margaret for a nanosecond,” Lesley Manville says. But that all changed when the actress met Peter Morgan, the creator of The Crown, for tea. “It happened very out of the blue,” Manville says. “My agent called me and said, ‘Peter is inviting you to his house to talk about playing…’ and I thought, what is she going to say.” But a meeting with Morgan was all it took to convince Manville it was the right decision. “I was incredibly excited after that,” she says, “and for weeks after, I’d wake up in the morning thinking, oh, God, yes, I get to play Princess Margaret!”
That was just the beginning of Manville’s journey, however. It was nearly two years after her meeting with Morgan that filming began on the fifth season of The Crown—airing now—and so she had more than enough time to prepare. “Two years is enough time to read all the books, watch all of the documentaries, and just absorb it all,” she says. “Not in any kind of rigid or methodical way, but just to get the flavor of this woman.”

 

Freida Pinto Opens Up About Her Experience With Postpartum Depression
Last year, while pregnant with her first child, actor, producer, and postpartum care brand Anya’s chief impact officer Freida Pinto spoke to Vogue about changing the harmful narrative that women need to “bounce back” from pregnancy. “I’m 13 months postpartum—there is no bouncing back because you’re changed forever,” says Pinto, speaking over the phone from Austin, Texas, where she describes the air is a bit cleaner and the days a bit slower than her family’s alternate hub in Los Angeles. It’s a welcome change of pace.
Now, with firsthand experience of the highs and lows of motherhood, Pinto wants to share her perspective on the uncontrollable, unforeseeable moments of being a new parent and battling postpartum depression. “I think it’s almost easier to talk about the physical level,” she says, noting that she’s finding her core and back strength again while dealing with abdominal wall separation. “But on a mental level and an emotional level, you can’t necessarily always explain anxiety and expression in words like ‘I feel pain in my knee, or in my lower back,’ so it starts making that illness invisible, and because it’s invisible, it starts getting ignored.”

 

Margot Robbie Is Nobody’s Barbie: The Babylon Star on Navigating Hollywood
“The highs are really high and the lows are really, really low.”

Everyone I speak to about Robbie emphasizes her work ethic. “Her superpower and the thing that makes her a once-in-a-generation talent is that she can do everything,” says Christina Hodson, a good friend and the writer of the 2020 Suicide Squad spin-off Birds of Prey. “If you watch Margot learn a new skill, it’s pretty terrifying. When we did stunts for Birds of Prey, the stunt teams would show something to her once. She tries it once, and by the second time, she’s better than them.” Robbie’s I, Tonya costar Allison Janney has said she reminds her of Katharine Hepburn, who put together The Philadelphia Story herself when she felt she wasn’t getting the roles she deserved. Martin Scorsese says she reminds him of two legends, Carole Lombard and Joan Crawford: “Like Lombard, she’s vivacious, strikingly beautiful, and she has a great sense of humor, about herself most of all. Like Crawford, she’s completely grounded and instantly commanding—she enters the frame and you pay attention to her.”

 

The Uncompromising Danai Gurira “I always think if I haven’t made an audience uncomfortable, I haven’t done my job.”
Gurira’s work, which includes several award-winning plays and her character Michonne on The Walking Dead, has been thematically focused on strong Black women. “That’s something you don’t often get to see onscreen: African female characters having continual, complex narratives,” she says. As a writer, actor, and producer, the Zimbabwean American star makes sure to highlight both African and Black stories, depicting the conflicts, growth, and even humor present in those experiences. “I get to do that as a part of the Black Panther franchise,” Gurira adds. “We were always looking at the African perspective when we’re telling that story because that’s where the characters are from.”

 

How Math Became an Object of the Culture Wars
As was true in the nineties, today’s fights about math are not entirely about what kids actually learn in their classrooms.

William Heard Kilpatrick, one of the most influential pedagogical figures of the early twentieth century, would have felt right at home in today’s educational culture wars. Back then, as now, the traditionalist defense of math education came from the idea that the subject created order and discipline in the minds of young students. The child who could solve a geometric proof, for example, would carry that logic and work ethic into his professional life, even if it did not entail any numbers at all. Kilpatrick, a popular reformer who was known as the “million-dollar professor,” not for his salary but for the huge tuition-paying crowds his lectures drew, dismissed that idea. Algebra and geometry, he believed, should not be widely taught in high schools because they were an “intellectual luxury,” and “harmful rather than helpful to the kind of thinking necessary for ordinary living.” Not everyone was going to need or even have the intelligence to complete an algebra course, Kilpatrick reasoned. Why bother teaching it to them?

 

80 Best Thanksgiving Desserts That Make Turkey Day Extra Sweet
These easy and unique treats go beyond pumpkin pie.

Sure, the Thanksgiving turkey may seem like the star of that third Thursday in November (followed closely by mashed potatoes, if we’re being honest). But no matter how delicious your holiday dinner turns out, it’s just not complete without Thanksgiving desserts — and lots of ‘em! Don’t worry about adding another course to your to-do list on Turkey Day: So many of these desserts are easy to prep in advance. Planning on making pie? You can prep the dough and keep it in the fridge for a week. If homemade pie dough isn’t your thing, stock up on store-bought crust and stash it in your freezer. Make an ingredients list for the must-have fall desserts on your family’s table, whether that’s fruit-based pies, luscious chocolate treats, or pumpkin spice galore, then hit the store. Seek out nonperishable staples like flour, sugar and dry spices before they sell out (you = plan-ahead goals!) and save anything that needs refrigeration for the week of the big day.
To get some menu-planning inspo, dig into our list of the very best Thanksgiving desserts, whether you’re hosting or need an epic (and easy!) dessert for Friendsgiving. We’ve included popular treats like apple and pumpkin pie, Thanksgiving cupcakes, as well as kid-favorites (a.k.a. anything with plenty of chocolate and Thanksgiving cookies). You’ll also find vegan, gluten-free and even keto diet Thanksgiving desserts so everyone at the table can enjoy a little something sweet on Turkey Day.

 

King Charles III photo unveiled to mark his first birthday on the throne and a new role inherited from his father
King Charles III is the new Ranger of Great Windsor Park

King Charles III celebrates his 74th birthday today, and Buckingham Palace has marked the occasion by sharing a new photograph that also commemorates his new position as the Ranger of Great Windsor Park.
The photograph, captured by trusted royal photographer Chris Jackson, shows His Majesty dressed in a blazer, shirt and trousers as he leans against the trunk of an ancient oak tree in the grounds of Windsor Castle. The King, a walking stick in hand, gazes out at the natural beauty of the landscape as the sun breaks through the cloud above, casting a glow upon the grass.

 

Michelle Obama Has Some Advice
In her new book, “The Light We Carry,” the former first lady shares coping strategies for surviving stress and uncertainty.

It’s not easy being Michelle Obama. Fabulous, yes. Easy, no. She is a world-class worrier, a change-avoider and, by her own admission, a bit of a nervous Nellie. (As a child, she almost missed her chance to be in a Christmas play, wearing a beloved red velvet dress and patent leather shoes, because she was terrified of sharing the stage with a stuffed turtle.) And let’s just say that spontaneity is not her strong suit: “I’m not a leaper or a flier, but a deliberate, rung by rung ladder climber,” writes the former first lady in her new book, “The Light We Carry.” I’m pretty sure she makes lists, then makes lists of those lists, then color-codes them all.
So it is perhaps no surprise that Obama’s road map for uncertain times resonates in ways that other self-help books do not. If I am going to have someone guide me through this terrain, I don’t want to hear from preternaturally poised Martha Stewart or unflappable George Clooney or, for that matter, that tower of cool and confidence Barack Obama. For this crew, self-assurance seems like a birthright.

 

Do Thank-You Notes Still Matter?
In this digital age, a handwritten note may seem like a relic. But etiquette experts say they can be more powerful than ever.

These days, checking your mailbox can be a disheartening experience. You shuffle past catalogs and bills, riffling through political fliers and advertising postcards addressed to “Resident.” But sometimes, if you’re lucky, you come across an envelope with handwriting that you recognize, thanking you for something you did, or gave.
The thank-you note may seem to be an archaic holdover from a time of Rolodexes and rotary phones. But etiquette experts and social observers argue that a handwritten expression of gratitude has never been more important. It can even be a gift itself.

 

A Pizza Pilgrimage to Campania
For an Italian tour that messes nicely with tradition, head to Naples, the birthplace of pizza, where some masterful pizzaioli have elevated this humble treasure to tasting-menu status.

My journey began at Mr. Oliva’s restaurant in the Sanità neighborhood of Naples, a rough-and-tumble district centered around a cacophonous market street, that was named one of Time Out’s 51 coolest neighborhoods in the world this year, an upgrade in fortune due in decent part to the local pizzaiolo. A bombastic and high-energy Vesuvius of a man, Mr. Oliva is usually found distributing high-fives and talking up his pizza and his neighborhood to the stars, dignitaries and food fans who flock to his outpost in this gritty yet evermore vibrant part of Naples.

 

I Took an All-female Workshop in New England Stone Masonry — Here’s What I Learned
At an all-women stone-wall building workshop in Vermont, I discovered a tradition as rich in camaraderie as it is in craftsmanship.

Stone walls are a landscape feature you take for granted until you try to build one. This thought came to me as I attempted to heave a stone the size of a snowshoe and the weight of a small child five feet off the ground. I was near the end of a day of wall building. For eight hours, 16 of us, all women, had hauled and lifted some 24 tons of stone. My will was unflagging. My arms were not.
I had no previous experience in building a stone wall — or any prior inclination to learn how. But after hearing about a course in the subject offered by the Stone Trust, in southern Vermont, I decided to sign up. It was 2021, and the country felt unsettled. I wanted to put my hand on something solid, to make a material connection to America’s past.

 

I Went to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Iconic ‘Fallingwater’ House in Pennsylvania — Here’s What It’s Like to Visit
On a reunion trip to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, Andrew Sessa and his brother find surprises — and a surprising sense of familiarity — inside the building’s iconic walls.

You hear Fallingwater long before you see it. This should come as little surprise, given the house’s name and its position over the cascade of a rushing stream, but it surprised me nonetheless. I had traveled to the Pennsylvania home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright with my architect brother Ben. As Wright followers, we’d dreamed of making this pilgrimage since we were kids.
When the two of us approached the house, the sound of the brook bubbled up the curving, tree-shrouded driveway that preceded our first glimpse of the building — just as Wright intended. This slow reveal is exactly what his client, the retail tycoon Edgar J. Kaufmann, would have seen when the home was completed in 1937.

 

 

 

 

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