T LOunge for January 3rd, 2023

Posted on January 03, 2023

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Darlings, it may be TUESDAY, it may be early in the hardest work week of the year, and we may be completely bereft of any notable celebrity style content to offer you, but dammit, we can all still gather in a fabulous LOunge for the day, can’t we? Beats working.


Rebel Wilson On Her New Dramatic Role, Early Motherhood And Making Room For Romance
If you’ve watched Bridesmaids as many times as I have, you likely need no introduction to actor Rebel Wilson’s comedic chops; she’s capable of delivering the most anodyne lines in a way that threatens to elicit drink-spilling laughter. But now, she’s expanded her repertoire with a dramatic role in Celyn Jones’s film The Almond and the Seahorse, which features Wilson and Charlotte Gainsbourg as two women doing their best to cope with their respective partners’ traumatic brain injuries.
Recently, Vogue spoke to Wilson about making the quantum leap from comedy to emotionally raw drama, why she opted to welcome her first child via surrogate, and the rom-com-worthy story of how she met her girlfriend.


A complete guide to detoxing your wardrobe
Vestiaire Collective co-founder Fanny Moizant shares her expert tips on clearing out what you no longer need

With a new year upon us, there seems no better time to tackle a wardrobe clear-out. But, detoxing your closet is no easy task; it takes ruthless decision-making and plenty of organisation, and is definitely worth doing properly.
So, we spoke to Fanny Moizant, president and co-founder of pre-loved designer hotspot Vestiaire Collective, to get her advice on exactly how to detox our wardrobes in a smart, effective way.
From where to begin with organisation, to knowing when to say goodbye to an item, or how often to clear out your closet, here are her top tips for a comprehensive wardrobe detox.


The Most Gorgeous Hairstyles for Women Over 50, According to Celebrity Stylists
Ready to freshen up your look? Read on.

There’s a dated misconception that women over the age of 50 have to have short hair. But, news flash: There are plenty of different hairstyles of varying lengths that look fabulous on women of all ages. While pixie cuts and bobs beautifully frame a mature face, so can lobs, medium-length cuts, and long, back-grazing strands.
“I like to say 50 is the new 40 — hair is all about expression and individual personality,” says celebrity hairstylist Angelo David, owner of Angelo David Hair Salon in New York City. “It’s no longer the cookie-cutter look for women in their 50s.”


12 books to read if you love the Knives Out films
You’re going to want to add these whodunnits to your reading list

The two Knives Out films — Knives Out and Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery — are firmly in the tradition of Agatha Christie whodunits. Director Rian Johnson has shared how he has been inspired by the British crime writer, and how he is consciously trying to emulate her in changing style for each film.
“Something I love about Agatha Christie is how she never tread water creatively. I think there’s a misperception that her books use the same formula over and over, but fans know the opposite is true,” Johnson tweeted earlier this year. “It wasn’t just settings or murder methods, she was constantly stretching the genre conceptually. Under the umbrella of the whodunnit she wrote spy thrillers, proto-slasher horrors, serial killer hunts, gothic romances, psychological character studies, glam travelogues.”


‘1899’ Canceled at Netflix After One Season
“1899” will not receive a second season at Netflix. The news was confirmed by series co-creator Baran bo Odar through a statement shared to his official Instagram. The letter to fans was also signed by Odar’s partner and series co-creator Jantje Freise.
“With a heavy heart we have to tell you that ‘1899’ will not be renewed,” Odar wrote. “We would have loved to finish this incredible journey with a second and third season as we did with ‘Dark.’ But sometimes things don’t turn out the way you planned. That’s life.”
“We know this will disappoint millions of fans out there. But we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts that you were a part of this wonderful adventure,” the statement continues. “We love you. Never forget.”


Prince Harry Says That He Wants His Father And Brother Back In New Interview
‘I want to be part of a family, not an institution’

Ahead of the release of his much-anticipated memoir, Prince Harry has said in a TV interview that he ‘would like to get my father back. I would like to have my brother back.’
The comment was revealed in a preview clip for an interview the Duke of Sussex recorded with news presenter Tom Bradby for ITV. The full interview is set to be broadcast on January 8, just two days before the release of Prince Harry’s autobiography entitled Spare.
Further clips released by ITV from ‘Harry: The Interview’ show Prince Harry opening up about his fraught relationship with the royal family following his and Meghan Markle’s decision in 2020 to step back from royal duties and move abroad due to media harassment – as well as the couple’s recent Netflix docu-series.


Visual Proof That Florence Pugh Has The Most Fun On The Red Carpet
Stylist Rebecca Corbin-Murray – the woman behind Gemma Chan, Lily James and Jenna Coleman’s killer red-carpet looks – is also responsible for Florence Pugh’s fearless public-facing wardrobe. “Florence is enthusiastic about beautiful things,” Corbin-Murray previously told British Vogue. “She has a unique way of looking at the world, and fashion is an extension of this.”
As her right-hand woman asserts, Pugh’s style is unique. She has boosted her slight 5ft 3in frame in Versace’s cult hot-pink platforms worn with a matching mini; turned heads in a custom discoball Prada gown; and looked wonderfully Y2K in Blumarine. At last year’s BAFTAs, Pugh did business at the front/party at the back in a Carolina Herrera LBD adorned with a statement baby-pink tulle train.
At Valentino’s autumn/winter 2022 couture show, she hit back at body shamers who criticised her sheer gown: “What’s worrying is just how vulgar some of you men can be. Thankfully, I’ve come to terms with the intricacies of my body that make me, me… I’m fully aware of my breast size and am not scared of it,” she said.


The Best Times of Day to Be Productive—and Expert-Approved Ways to Optimize and Stick to Your Schedule
This guide will help you tackle everything from your workday to daily homekeeping tasks.

In this busy day and age, our lives often revolve around the clock. It’s necessary to create timelines and schedules for personal and professional tasks alike, from tackling our daily homekeeping checklist to finalizing that end-of-quarter presentation. Despite your best efforts, it’s easy to feel pressed for time—and if that’s the case, you might want to assess how you manage and optimize your productivity.
When you handle everything from a full-time job and family dinners to after-school sports and your own physical wellness, life can start to feel like an overwhelming list of obligations and chores, says Regina Bonds, a business and lifestyle expert also known as “The Confidence Coach.” “So many people live with the belief that there just aren’t enough hours in the day,” says Bonds. “What if there was a strategy for optimizing your productivity, helping you gain control of your time, and finally letting go of procrastination? Would you be all ears?”


I paid $250 to stay in a plastic tiny house dome in New Zealand in the middle of winter. I thought I’d freeze but by morning, I didn’t want to leave.
I visited New Zealand during winter and stayed in a geodesic dome on the country’s south island.
I feared I’d spend my night shivering in the 430-square-foot tiny home.
But its luxe amenities and gas fireplace convinced me that I never wanted to leave.


Vanilla Perfume Is Finally Trending Again. Will You Wear It?
Why so many of us feel nostalgic when this scent is in the air.

It’s the stuff of birthday cakes and ’90s perfumes: Vanilla is nostalgia bottled, and this winter there are many ways to spritz on sentimentality. Indie fragrance houses like Ellis Brooklyn and By/Rosie Jane are putting vanilla front and center in their launches. “You’d think we got together and were like, ‘Hey, let’s all do vanilla,'” says Rosie Jane Johnston, the perfumer behind her namesake brand. “But everyone gravitates emotionally toward the same things.”


The New York Bakery Where Frank Sinatra Liked to Buy Pastries
Founded in 1894 and run by members of the same family ever since, Veniero’s is an icon of Italian American New York.

To walk into Veniero’s, the beloved Italian pastry shop on East 11th Street, just off First Avenue, is to step into a dreamscape of buttery cookies, cannoli and tarts heavy and trembling with jewel-colored fruit. On one side of the double-fronted building is the main cafe. On the other is the store, inside which, on long glass shelves, are the pastries —  including, on a mid-December visit, those made only at this time of year: Neapolitan struffoli, a little Vesuvius of golden fried dough balls glazed with honey and made merry with rainbow-colored nonpareil sprinkles and candied fruit; pignolata from Messina — more fried dough but in large irregular shapes and covered in vanilla-lemon or chocolate icing; susumelle, a soft almond biscuit flavored with honey and orange oil; and three kinds of torrone, the Sicilian nougat candy. There are also yule logs, for which Veniero’s will provide, on request, and little signs that read, “Merry Christmas,” “Happy New Year” or “Happy Hanukkah,” because, as Robert Zerilli, the store’s co-owner, along with his three siblings, and manager, says, “This is New York. We celebrate everything! We sell delicious rugelach.”


Emily Is Still in Paris. Why Are We Still Watching?
The Netflix hit has been widely mocked from the beginning. But despite its flaws — or perhaps because of them — it’s a pop-culture phenomenon.

In both literature and cinema, Paris has long been the milieu in which to place a certain class of mordantly restless, cosmopolitan and upwardly mobile white American woman, who finds herself in the city (often fruitlessly) chasing things her homeland has denied her: a renewed sense of self after heartbreak; liberation (both sexual and intellectual); sometimes adventure; occasionally adultery. Paris harbored Edith Wharton’s Countess Olenska when the insipid society gentleman she fell in love with hadn’t the spine or the stomach to claim their life together. In her memoir, “My Life in France,” Julia Child recalls arriving in Paris still a “rather loud and unserious Californian,” and how it was the city, along with her beloved husband, Paul, that molded her into the woman the world got to know. Paris was where Carrie Bradshaw, perpetually in love with the idea of love, finally realized that maybe all it did was make her more miserable. Emily Cooper, however, is not one of these women. To say she is chasing anything (except perhaps a steady stream of head pats of approval from her bosses) would be ascribing too much agency, with which even her creators have not dignified her.


Did Medieval People Take Baths?
Getty medievalist Larisa Grollemond weighs in on the hygiene habits of the Middle Ages

The idea that medieval people never bathed? Time to leave that myth in, well, the Dark Ages.
Medieval folks loved a bath, though it was a little more work than it is today with the marvels of modern plumbing.
Laborers, who made up most of the population, probably used ewers and shallow washbasins. Castle dwellers might have access to a wooden tub, with water heated by a fire.




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