T LOunge for August 16th, 2023

Posted on August 16, 2023

PinRundle Bar at Fairmont Banff Springs – Banff, Canada

Let’s belly up to the bar today, darlings. After all, it’s WEDNESDAY, is it not? That calls for something refreshing and colorful to drink, mixed by a master of the art. While we’re all waiting for the first round, tell us: How’s your week going?


As She Turns 65, Enjoy Madonna’s Best Beauty Looks
A slick of red lipstick; a shock of platinum blonde hair; and those thick, unruly brows – just three of Madonna’s beauty signatures. A master of beauty reinvention, the “Like a Virgin” singer has experimented with all manner of hairstyles, from a punkish electric blonde pixie crop to Marilyn Monroe pin-curls, and she expertly marries high glamour with a girl-next-door sensibility. “Better to live one year as a tiger, than a hundred as a sheep,” she once said. An icon if ever there was one, as she turns 65, British Vogue takes a look back at some of her best vintage beauty moments.


24 Throwback Photos Of Priscilla Presley, A Legend In Her Own Right
In her shocking tell-all memoir, Elvis and Me, Priscilla Presley candidly wrote about her tumultuous relationship with Elvis. It spans her total adoration of him, as well as his objectification and control over her. It is a dynamic Olivia DeJonge set out to embody in Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis, telling Vogue ahead of its release that “to play the full human being as being right in front of him the entire time, but him not having the sort of space to see that, was important to me”. Now, a new film directed by Sofia Coppola sets out to shine the spotlight on her.


How to shop for a vintage engagement ring
Expert tips for finding an antique ring that will make you want to say, ‘I do’

When Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton back in 2010 using the sapphire ring that once belonged to his mother Princess Diana, it not only kicked off a trend for colourful engagement rings (still going strong today), but it brought vintage rings to the attention of a new generation of would-be fiancés.
In the years since then, online searches for antique rings have continued to soar. “In today’s world, vintage jewels are exposed to huge audiences via social media, which has led to a growing appreciation for them,” says Henry Bailey, Christie’s Head of Jewellery Department in London.


Why wellness patches are the easy self-care innovation you need to know about
Designed to provide stress relief and better sleep, it’s no wonder Meghan is a fan

uick, convenient, and easy to use, wellness patches are the latest self-care products rising in popularity. While they’ve been around for a while, celebrity endorsements – such Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, being seen seen sporting a Nucalm Biosignal Processing Disc on the inside of her wrist this week – have resulted in a renewed spike in interest for the wellbeing tool. But what exactly is a wellness patch and how does it work?


A luxury guide to lipstick – by one of the world’s most renowned make-up artists, Peter Philips
Having created an haute couture concept for the lips with Dior Rouge Premier, Peter Philips reveals his tricks for wearing lipstick like an A-lister

A pioneer in the field of high-fashion beauty, Peter Philips – the creative and image director for Dior Makeup – knows everything about executing a luxury lipstick look. His vision and technique has been behind countless catwalk beauty looks, magazine editorials and campaigns and, now, the exquisite new Dior Rouge Premier lipsticks crafted with true haute couture spirit.


The History of the Hero: Pleats Please Issey Miyake
30 years on, our appreciation of the designer’s iconic pleats shows no sign of waning

It’s rare to find a piece of clothing that looks as modern – and pristine – as it did 30 years ago. That is what makes Pleats Please Issey Miyake such a phenomenon. Distinguished by fine, concertina pleats that expand and retract as the wearer moves, this innovative fabric transcends decades and trends, and it has been worn by everyone from Zaha Hadid to Kim Kardashian. It’s beautiful but it’s hardy. It’s special but it’s democratic. It has a wonderfully anonymous quality, while remaining identifiable to those in the know – or rather, in the fold.


Presenting The On-Screen Couple That Ireland – Nay, The World – Has Been Waiting For
After a stratospheric rise post-Normal People and a surprise (though thoroughly well-deserved) Oscar nomination for his deeply moving turn in Charlotte Wells’s Aftersun, Paul Mescal appears to be choosing his next roles with caution – and is, by all accounts, on a mission to work with every other incredibly talented Irish actor going. To wit: we’ll soon be seeing him opposite fellow Academy Award nominee Jessie Buckley in Chloé Zhao’s swooning adaptation of Hamnet, and alongside the Hot Priest himself, Andrew Scott, in the surreal gay romance All of Us Strangers. But, the seemingly-inevitable-yet-still-withheld pairing that Ireland, Britain and the world have been waiting for? Paul plus national treasure and four-time Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan.


Natasha Lyonne Wants Us All to Take a Compliment in Her New Old Navy Campaign
The self-described introvert dives deep into fashion gatekeeping, ‘90s trends, and ending compliment angst, once and for all.

Celebrity casting can be hit or miss in the fashion world, but as the face of Old Navy’s new fall campaign, Natasha Lyonne is the perfect fit. Not only do the brand’s Pixie and Taylor pants, dropping in fresh prints and color ways this fall, fit seamlessly into Lyonne’s effortlessly cool aesthetic, but the Poker Face star feels a deep kinship with the brand’s focus on affordable fashion.


Erika Alexander Is Always the Maverick
The actress reflects on her iconic career and the shifting landscape for Black artists in Hollywood

“I’m here on this earth for a very short time. And I figured not everything is going to line up with something that you really believe in or have an opinion about—nor should it. I’m an actress, and I’m often a tool in the toolbox playing a role. But in this case, I do believe that we don’t tell enough of these stories. Young Black women are often left in the dark, but this gives them a chance to glow in the dark. I think it’s a beautiful thing when you can shed light and tell a story about something that seems fresh and new, because no one’s paying attention.”


Washing Your Hair Once a Week May Not Be a Good Idea—Even If It Looks Clean
Spoiler alert: washing your hair once a week may not be a good idea. And yes, even when it feels clean.
The debate around how regularly you should wash your hair is a heated one, but we’re hoping to settle it finally. While some experts say that washing your hair once a week is fine as long as you use a good shampoo and your hair responds well to that frequency, there’s another side to the argument. If your hair is extremely dry and not washed often enough, it can lose its natural moisture with age.


Tourist Scales the Trevi Fountain in Rome to Fill Her Water Bottle, Breaking Rules of Centuries-Old Landmark
We’ve all heard the stories of travelers behaving badly. From defacing national parks to snapping selfies in places we don’t belong, there are plenty of stories out there to horrify us all. But one traveler visiting the Trevi Fountain in Rome is possibly outdoing them all.
A new video has emerged showing a woman wading through the water at the base of the famed historic site, making her way to the back rocks, where she climbs up, opens a water bottle, and proceeds to fill it with water from the fountain.


How ‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Costume Designer Created Two Killer Dresses for Nadja and Her Doll
Emmy-nominated Laura Montgomery crafted looks with impeccable detail for the vampire and the miniature who shares her likeness in FX/Hulu’s comedy.

Emmy-winning costume designer Laura Montgomery took home gold last year for the third season of FX/Hulu’s What We Do in the Shadows, and had a field day creating looks for the fourth iteration of the comedy’s kooky, vampiric world. In a season packed with impressive looks, one of Montgomery’s main concerns was deciding which one to unpack for THR. Here, she breaks down the process behind creating an outfit for Nadja (Natasia Demetriou) in the season four premiere, which happens to also be an ensemble worn by her corresponding creepy doll-self.


Salty, Sweet, Bitter and More, Vermouth Is a Taste of Madrid in a Glass
The drink is a Spanish national pastime and taking time to “fer un vermut” in the capital offers a window into the country’s culture.

Vermouth is to Spain what a pint is to Ireland or mate is to Argentina — a national pastime. It’s a lifestyle, as much an activity as it is a beverage. There are establishments called vermuterias here. Historically, people drink vermouth on Sunday mornings after church. In fact, it’s so stitched into the culture that “fer un vermut” (“to do a vermouth”) is an expression that doesn’t even require you to order vermouth. It means, let’s meet for a drink in the middle of the day (another culinary surprise).


Everyone Thought He Had Made the Famous Gown. It Was His Wife.
This fall, the Metropolitan and three other museums give female designers their due.

It is one of those ironies rarely discussed in the fashion industry — a world focused, largely, on catering to (or exploiting, depending on how you look at it) the dreams and identity of women — is run mostly by men.
Men run the biggest luxury groups; men make up the largest percentage of the chief executives; and for years the most celebrated designers who take their bows at the end of the runways of the biggest global brand names were men.


Mother-Daughter Duos Who’ve Worked Together on Screen
Blythe Danner and Gwyneth Paltrow! Carrie Fisher and Billie Lourd! Check out these iconic mother-daughter acting duos who’ve worked together

Take your daughter to work day looks a lot different when you’re an actress with a daughter who also wants to be in the entertainment business. However, for the likes of Carrie Fisher, Blythe Danner, Glenn Close and Meryl Streep, being an established thespian gives you the opportunity to work with your mini-me and ensure they’re going in the right direction.
These legendary actresses have not only given us classics, but they’ve also created lanes for their equally talented daughters along the way.
See the iconic mother-daughter duos who’ve acted alongside one another.


20 Plant-Based Breakfast Ideas That Will Jumpstart Your Mornings
Start your day with one of our go-to vegan breakfast recipes.

There are so many good reasons to incorporate more plant-based foods into your daily life. Whether you’re doing it for animal welfare and environmental concerns or your own personal health, everyone can benefit from making healthier choices every day. One of the easiest ways to do this is by adopting a plant-based diet. Even removing animal products from one meal of your day can make a significant impact. Here, you’ll find 20 plant-based breakfast recipes, easy-to-follow meal planning tips, and information on the nutritional benefits of plant-based eating to help you start your morning off strong.


9 Coffee Brewing Mistakes You’re Probably Making
With a few simple tweaks, you’ll be on your way to enjoying barista-level java.

Rich and flavorful, with a seductive aroma and essential caffeine quotient, coffee is reason enough to roll out of bed in the morning. In fact, for diehard coffee lovers, nothing—neither matcha, nor English Breakfast tea—can replace that first eye-opening cup.
But sometimes that first sip is too weak, too sludgy, or not hot enough, failing to satisfy your cravings. What went wrong?


This Stunning Chain of Portuguese Islands Is Known As the ‘Hawaii of Europe’ — With Whale Watching and Dramatic Volcanic Scenery
Here’s what you need to know to plan the perfect trip to the Azores.

The Azores, an autonomous Portuguese archipelago that’s in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, is known for its breathtaking volcanic landscapes that feel almost prehistoric at times. Most first-time visitors head straight to São Miguel, the largest and most-visited island and the site of the main international airport. And can you blame them? The “Hawaii of Europe” as it’s called brims with crater lakes, lush hillsides, fumaroles, and waterfalls.



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