T LOunge for September 19th, 2023

Posted on September 19, 2023

PinMama Yo Restaurant – Dublin, Ireland


It’s TUESDAY, darlings. We’re sorry to report that you still have most of a work week to go before you hit the weekend. Fortunately, we have a lovely LOunge for you. To hell with responsibility. Let’s sit in banquettes and gossip all day.


Sophia Loren’s Most Stylish Moments Defined the La Dolce Vita Look
From her first beauty pageant at age 14 in Naples, Italy to today, Sophia Loren has known the power of a good look. After that decisive moment in her early teens (she was crowned “Miss Elegance” at the 1950 Miss Italia pageant), Loren has graced the public with an undeniable sense of style both on and off the red carpet. We’ve seen her as the sultry Epifania Parerga in The Millionairess, take home Oscar and BAFTA Awards in Two Women, and of course, dazzle in custom couture at the Cannes Film Festival.


The V&A’s Chanel exhibition: everything you need to know
The incredible showcase explores the designer’s pioneering work and legacy

The V&A Museum has finally opened its much-anticipated new exhibition, dedicated to the life and work of pioneering designer Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel.
The Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto show, which is the first UK exhibition of its kind, charts the evolution of her designs and the establishment of the house of Chanel – from the opening of her first millinery boutique in Paris in 1910 to the showing of her final collection in 1971. Here are all the details you need about the exhibition…


From The Archive: Twiggy Reflects On Her Meteoric Rise In Swinging Sixties London
As Close Up: The Twiggy Musical opens at the Menier Chocolate Factory, revisit Twiggy’s account of her storied modelling career in her own words, first published in Vogue in 2019.

“By the time that I was discovered in 1966, Mary Quant had already left her mark on the fashion world. Before her designs, there were no real clothes for teenagers. If you look at girls in the ’50s, most of them are dressed like their mothers. She changed all of that – and paved the way for Biba, which was really my greatest fashion inspiration. I had a Saturday job in a hairdresser as a 14 year old, and I would save my pocket money and then go to the shop on Abingdon Road in Kensington. I can still remember the clothes I bought in detail.”


Chrissy Teigen Embraced Anti-Bride Wedding Style For Her Vow Renewal Ceremony
When Chrissy Teigen and John Legend tied the knot in 2013, the model embraced traditional, capital-B Bridal style, opting for a Vera Wang princess dress with a strapless bodice and an enormous tulle skirt. But when the couple celebrated their 10-year anniversary with a vow renewal in Lake Como, Italy this past weekend, Teigen ran in the opposite direction.
Teigen — who actually sported three Vera Wang looks at her 2013 wedding — outdid herself for her vow renewal weekend, wearing a series of colourful, decidedly unmatrimonial dresses.


43 fringe hairstyles for some *major* inspiration
Wispy, Frenchie, chunky or sideswept?

While classic haircuts can work year-round, there’s something about a fringe that feels perfect for autumn. Just as adding extra cosy layers to your outfit can up your fashion game, a little face-framing, hair-layering action can do the same in the beauty stakes. And – bonus – there’s less chance you’ll want to scoop it up and out the way as the weather cools.
It’s just as well because whether they’re curtain, blunt, side-swept or French; fringes are currently having a moment.


Sydney Sweeney’s Birthday Party Was Totally ‘80s
While most of us would rather put our high school years behind us, Sydney Sweeney celebrated her 26th birthday in a way that would make her Euphoria character Cassie very proud. Over the weekend, the actress reposted snaps from her star-filled birthday bash which was, aptly, themed after an ‘80s prom.
The actress shared a behind-the-scenes look, from the ceiling draped with disco balls and pink curtains to the fringe-trimmed banner that read “Syd’s Prom.” Stars like Camila Mendes, Anitta, Nicola Peltz, and more attended the bash, too. It seems, though, that many of them have never been to a school dance before—Anitta wrote on Instagram, “My first prom, thanks to the bday girl.”


Did Adele Just Admit That She’s Secretly Married?
The Tottenham-born star referred to partner Rich Paul as her ‘husband’ during a show at her Las Vegas residency.

A new viral TikTok video has appeared to confirm what her fans have long speculated — that Tottenham-born star Adele is married to her partner, sports agent Rich Paul.
The clip features a woman in the audience of the star’s show, who screams ‘Will you marry me?’ to the Easy On Me singer. ‘You can’t marry me. I’m straight, my love, and my husband’s here tonight,’ Adele replied.


Loud and Proud
Justine Lindsay is the NFL’s first openly transgender cheerleader. For many football fans, her presence represents a new, more inclusive era for the league’s cheer squads.

You know what she looks like. Her hair is blonde, her waist is small, and her skin is almost always white. She’s Torrance Shipman in Bring It On. She’s Quinn Fabray from Glee. But, Justine Lindsay says with a laugh, “she’s definitely not me.” Lindsay, 30, is the first openly transgender woman in NFL cheerleading. She is a sideline crusader, an agent for change from within the machoest of macho sports. And it’s not a position she takes lightly: “But I am a cheerleader,” Lindsay adds, “so I do it with a smile on my face.”


The Internet Is Up in Arms Over the Color Of Fanta…Again
Which one would you prefer?

What color is your Fanta? Well, as the internet is once again pointing out, it depends on where you live.
On Tuesday, Reddit user @Opposite_Strategy_43 uploaded an image of a simple Fanta soda from their home country of Italy, showcasing it in a clear cup. While this would normally be a wholly unremarkable image, what caught people’s attention — especially the Americans on Reddit — was its seemingly bland color. As @Opposite_Strategy_43 noted, is because in Italy, the beverage contains no artificial colors or preservatives.


A Guide to Saint-Émilion, the Buzzy Bordeaux Wine Town to Visit This Fall
Famed for its merlots and cabernet sauvignons, Bordeaux’s most prestigious wine appellations are characterized by their position on either the left or right banks—and among the most prominent are the Médoc and Saint-Émilion. “Even if these two wine regions are extremely close geographically, they are quite different in reality,” explains Aymeric de Gironde, CEO of Château Troplong Mondot.


John Waters Is Ready for His Hollywood Closeup
The director reflects on getting a star on the Walk of Fame and a museum retrospective about his career as a cinematic provocateur.

The day after John Waters’s mother attended the opening of his 1969 film, “Mondo Trasho,” she called him in hysterics, saying, “You are going to end up in a mental institution, die from an overdose of drugs, or commit suicide.” She had reason to worry. The film, a black-and-white romp shot on a two-thousand-dollar budget, features a nude hitchhiker, a topless tap dance in an asylum, and a foot fetishist giving a woman a “shrimp job” (toe sucking). During production, in Baltimore, Waters and some of his troupe were arrested for conspiracy to commit indecent exposure. Despite the chaos, his mother’s prophecy proved to be mistaken.


Vanessa Hudgens: “I’m Doing Everything I Can to Let People Know I’m Filipino Because I Am Proud”
Ahead of Know Beauty’s latest launch, the founder talks skin care, her biggest “beauty culture shock,” and connecting with her heritage.

Hudgens was also raised “super, super American” and she says that her mom didn’t really speak a lot of her native language of Tagalog at home. “Yes, I had rice with every meal, but I didn’t necessarily feel like I was super separated from the other kids in school, just because my upbringing was so extremely American,” she says. It wasn’t until later in her life that she felt she was “missing a piece” of herself by not being strongly connected to her Filipino background, which was a big part of why she wanted to make the visit. “It felt so empowering to know where you’re from, and be able to represent your heritage.”


50 Best Advent Calendars in 2023 for Kids and Adults
These cheery countdowns include chocolate, food and beauty products.

Everyone loves the magic of the holidays, and there’s no better way to get into the spirit than counting down the days to Christmas with a festive advent calendar. Rather than wait until the last minute, start your shopping early by ordering one of the best advent calendars of 2023 while they’re available.
With so many options out there, it can be hard to know which one to choose.


The mind-boggling scale of Disney World
The happiest place on earth, explained by the numbers.

Walt Disney’s original vision wasn’t to turn Florida swampland into an amusement park so much as to create a shining model of future cities. While that plan was never fulfilled, its influence is evident in the sheer scale. Disney World currently lists more than 280 attractions and more than 380 restaurants, bars, lounges, food trucks, and stands. It has four golf courses and a 9,500-seat baseball stadium. It even has its own movie theater. Here’s how big Disney World really is.


Everything you need to know about the landmark Rothschild auction at Christie’s: from paintings to gilt fauteuils
The furniture, jewellery and works of art up for auction were acquired mostly by Baron James de Rothschild, his wife Betty, and their son Baron Alphonse – and they are set to garner millions

It’s the first ever dedicated North American sale stemming from one of the great collecting families in history. The Rothschilds are renowned for creating exquisite homes and their taste in interiors. The objects in the auction were largely acquired by Baron James de Rothschild (1792-1868), the German-French founder of the French branch of the famous banking family, his wife Betty, and their son Baron Alphonse.


How TikTok Is Reshaping the American Cookbook
A growing number of video stars are using their online clout to break into the publishing world — and top the best-seller lists.

Three years ago, B. Dylan Hollis was an unemployed musician in Wyoming who had never baked anything outside a home-economics class, much less written a recipe. Last month, his debut cookbook, “Baking Yesteryear,” became the best-selling book in the country. Not just the best-selling cookbook — the No. 1 book.
“Baking Yesteryear,” which features vintage American recipes, sold 150,000 copies on its first day, and was one of the most preordered books in the history of its publisher, Penguin Random House — just behind memoirs by the Obamas and Prince Harry.


A $4 Thrift Store Find That Could Sell for $250,000
A woman found a rare N.C. Wyeth illustration while rummaging though frames at a Savers in New Hampshire. Now the piece is expected to draw a significant sum at auction.

The shopper was taken by the painting — Who were the women? Why did they seem so tense? — and clunked it into her cart. Minutes later, she was wheeling out an authentic oil panel by N.C. Wyeth, one of the premier American illustrators of the 20th century, known for bringing to life classic stories like “Treasure Island,” “Robin Hood” and “Robinson Crusoe.”
Her bill for the long-lost work, which is expected to sell at auction on Tuesday for between $150,000 and $250,000? Four dollars.


Gisele Bündchen Opens Up in Surprisingly Revealing Sitdown with PEOPLE
Nearly one year after her divorce from Tom Brady, the supermodel, 43, opens up (in detail) about homeschooling her kids for three years, ditching alcohol and how meditation helps her through difficult times

Bündchen says putting herself and her well being first was a conscious choice she made. “No one is going to do it for you. The only person that’s going to make those choices is you. Because ultimately, you’re the first person who’s going to be impacted by it. But then, it’s your children, it’s your husband, it’s your family,” she says. “You got to put the oxygen mask on you first.”
She also advises women — especially mothers — against the pervasive thought that self-care is selfish.


28 of Our Best Butternut Squash Recipes to Make This Fall
Our favorite autumn vegetable stars in soups, pasta, sides, salads, and desserts—and we love them all!

Thanks to its smooth, easy-to-peel surface and rich, sweet flavor, butternut squash has become the MVP of the gourd world. Like its relations—other winter squash such as acorn and kabocha—butternuts are at their best from early fall through winter. The big difference is that butternut squash are larger than most other winter squash, ranging in size from 6 to 12 inches long, and in weight from about 2 to 5 pounds. They have a hard, light-tan rind and golden orange flesh.


26 Pomegranate Recipes You’ll Want to Make All Through the Fall
Our collection includes both sweet and savory recipes.

When the days begin to shorten, and we are all in need of bright flavors, cooking with pomegranate can add a bit of sparkle to meals. In fact, the seeds of a pomegranate are often described in jewelers’ terms: rubies, garnets, glowing gems. And it’s no wonder; they lend a vibrant pop of color, texture and flavor to side dishes, salads, and desserts.


25 Most Beautiful Cities in the World
Beauty lies in all corners of the globe.

What makes a city beautiful? A high-flying skyline, ample parkland, a decided-upon devotion to a single hue? Is it a place where you can spend days exploring ancient wonders, world-class museums, or surrounding mountains? Or simply somewhere with an indescribable spark — somewhere with heaps of bright juicy oranges at the street market, live music playing in the square, and young lovers lost in their own private world. Surely, the answer is different for everyone. With that said, here is our by-no-means exhaustive list of the world’s most beautiful cities.


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