T LOunge for January 10th, 2024

Posted on January 10, 2024

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Happy WEDNESDAY, darlings! How is it almost mid-January? Perhaps a question for another time, because the awards season promo train is reaching top speed and we have yet another tsunami of gownery to show you today. Go ahead and form small groups so you can gossip and kvetch together. We’ll send a waiter over to give you anything you need.

As hype builds around Feud: Capote vs. The Swans, Tatler looks at the exquisite style of the series’ protagonist: Babe Paley, the doyenne of the New York social scene
Babe Paley was more than just a socialite – she was Truman Capote’s most beloved swan and a style icon of the 20th century. Tatler looks back at her impeccable fashion

Barbara ‘Babe’ Cushing was born on 5 July 1915 in Boston, Massachusetts, to wealthy prominent parents (her father was a brain surgeon and professor of surgery at Johns Hopkins, Harvard and Yale universities). Along with her two elder sisters Minnie and Betsey, she was part of ‘the fabulous Cushing sisters’, with the three famed for marrying powerful, wealthy men. While her sisters married Vincent Astor and James Roosevelt, Babe picked William S. Paley, the chief executive of television network, CBS. Together, they became two power players on the New York social scene, throwing some of the most elaborate and famous parties of the 1960s.

 

Callum Turner on Mastering Air — and Sea — in Two New Projects
The English actor talks about his new roles in ‘The Boys in the Boat’ and ‘Masters of the Air.’

Callum Turner first started getting noticed in the U.S. with a supporting turn in 2018’s Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (he played Theseus, brother of Eddie Redmayne’s Newt). But this year, the 33-year-old Brit, who started his career modeling for Reebok and Burberry, is headlining a pair of projects — one in the water, the other in the air — that make him impossible to miss.

 

Inside The Atelier: The making of Oprah Winfrey’s purple Louis Vuitton gown
The intricate embroidery handwork involved took over 400 hours

Among the eye-catching designs on the evening was Oprah Winfrey’s gown, which came courtesy of Louis Vuitton. The star presented the award for ‘Best Picture – Drama’ (Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer took home the accolade) wearing a purple geometrical-motif embroidered gown made from stretch tulle and vibrant sequins, a draped neckline, long-fitted sleeves and an elongated train.

 

The best designer homewares to buy now
The biggest names in luxury fashion are now designing interiors. Here’s our edit of the most-wanted

These days, fashion needn’t begin and end with your wardrobe. The chicest tastemakers are applying their sense of style not just to what they wear, but to how they live, with designer interiors becoming the new way to semaphore a carefully curated aesthetic.
Globally, home design is a $643 billion market – one that understandably grew during the pandemic, when more time spent at home (and less out at restaurants, in the office and with friends) meant that we invested in our environments over our outfits.

 

The true story behind the Ferrari movie is filled with tragedy
Adam Driver stars as the iconic founder of the elite brand

In Michael Mann’s Ferrari, Adam Driver takes on the role of Enzo Ferrari, the former race car driver and founder of one of the world’s most recognisable car companies. The movie co-stars Penélope Cruz, Shailene Woodley, and Patrick Dempsey.
Based upon Brock Yates’ 1991 book, Enzo Ferrari: The Man and the Machine, the film explores a particularly tumultuous time in the founder’s life, as he faces personal and professional tragedies. Here’s what you need to know about the true story behind Adam Driver’s latest movie, Ferrari.

 

Celebrities Wearing Vintage: From Amal Clooney To Kate Moss, Here Are The Best Vintage Red Carpet Moments
Opting for pre-loved never looked so good.

Everyone from mainstream celebrities such as Kim Kardashian to royalty like Meghan Markle and fashion world darlings like Adwoa Aboah have all opted for distinctly ‘old’ dresses on recent red carpets.
We don’t know if it’s a growing awareness of fashion’s ecologically damaging love of ‘new’ or a desire for individualistic style in the face of Instagram homogeny, but either way, we are very much on board with celebrities wearing vintage.

 

The Most Stylish Barcelona Beach Hotels For A Shoreside City Break
Right on the shore or within a quick walk, these are the best beach hotels in Barcelona

The Spanish city has it all – sun, sea, sand, and lots of culture, but best of all Barcelona has beach hotels, which means half of your holiday can be high-brow and the rest can be horizontal on a sun lounger.
Picasso pilgrims will love the museum dedicated to the artist, who spent his formative years here. Then there’s the most famous unfinished church in the world, the art nouveau La Sagrada Familia – and Gaudí fans should also stop by Park Güell to be dazzled by the architect’s creative use of colourful mosaics.
Buzzy El Born is Barcelona’s hippest quarter, where ancient medieval alleys are now lined with boutiques and bars.

 

8 Surprisingly Affordable Favourites In Kate’s Jewellery Collection
The Princess Of Wales may have diamond-encrusted heirloom jewels at her fingertips, but some her most frequently worn pieces are surprisingly affordable.
Mixing high and low has always been a hallmark of Kate’s style. […]
As the Princess celebrates her 42nd birthday, we look back at some of her greatest high street jewellery hits – and where you can shop them…

 

Fruit Stripe Gum Is Gone Forever
RIP Yipes.

If you call yourself an older millennial, then you definitely grew up with Fruit Stripe gum, its wildly erratic zebra mascot, and the brightly colored sticks of gum with bold fruit flavors that lasted almost as long as it took you to read this sentence. Almost.
However, according to Fruit Stripe’s manufacturer, Ferrara Candy, the gum is being discontinued.

 

This Cheese Tasting Requires a 1.2-Mile Walk in Knee-Deep Snow in the Middle of the Night
How far are you willing to go for good cheese?

We’re finally on the correct way up to Alpenblick, and we’re likely now 90 minutes into the hike. There’s so much fresh snow that unless I follow the exact footsteps of those ahead of me, I sink knee-deep into powder. And that’s when I finally stop to reflect: Am I doing too much for cheese? Is there an Uber Eats version of this, where I’m enjoying sharp savory fromage (or käse in German) in the warmth of my Tschuggen Grand refuge, where I’m not being pelted by ice-cold wind? Is this all worth it? There is no time to wallow; there’s now a snowcat high-beaming us to get off the road. So we haul ass for the final 10 minutes of the hike. And when we arrive in Alpenblick — a chalet-style operation — sweet salvation comes in the form of cups of steaming-hot bone broth.

 

Queen of Crime
How Agatha Christie created the modern murder mystery.

The detective story was invented by Edgar Allan Poe, though he wrote only four of them before he lost interest. Other writers picked up where he left off, but the first “career” practitioner of the genre who is still important to us today is Arthur Conan Doyle, whose Sherlock Holmes series appeared from 1887 to 1927. By Christie’s time, at least two conventions had been established. First was the detective’s eccentricity. (Holmes, when he is not chasing a criminal, lies on his couch, felled by boredom and cocaine, shooting bullets into the wall of his study.) A second rule was the absolutely central role of ratiocination. The detective, when he is working, shows almost no emotion. What he shows—and what constitutes the main pleasure of the stories—is inductive reasoning.

 

Tina Fey on ‘Mean Girls’ Then and Now
With a new version of Regina George and the Plastics headed to theaters, she reflects on how different generations have reacted over the years.

Tina Fey spent the summers of 2002 and 2003 hunched over an old desk in the mildewy back room of a Fire Island rental home. Fueled by coffee and Entenmann’s chocolate-covered doughnuts, Fey, at the time the head writer for “Saturday Night Live,” cracked the script that became “Mean Girls” on her laptop.
“She would old-school just sit and eat doughnuts and drink coffee, like a secretary from the ’50s or something,” said her husband, the composer Jeff Richmond. “Not glamorous but very conducive to creativity.” In the two decades since, Fey has turned her first and only released screenplay into an empire.

 

Then and Now: Revisiting the Sopranos’ New Jersey 25 Years Later
On the anniversary of the show’s premiere, its creator and location manager reflect on some of its iconic settings and why they were chosen.

As much as it was a show about Italian American mobsters, “The Sopranos” was a show about New Jersey. From scenes of domestic life in a North Caldwell McMansion to after-hours debauchery at a strip club in Lodi, the show captured a snapshot of the Garden State in the late 1990s and 2000s, beguiling viewers with its regional authenticity.
“The reality factor for ‘Sopranos’ is what’s so important and so effective,” said Mark Kamine, the show’s location manager and author of the upcoming memoir “On Locations,” which details his time working on the show.

 

Kelsey Grammer wants Cheers star Shelley Long to return as Diane on the Frasier reboot
“The key to Frasier for me was that he loved her with his whole heart,” Grammer said of Diane Chambers.

The character of Frasier Crane was first introduced in the third season of Cheers as a romantic interest for Long’s Diane Chambers, who had previously broken up with Ted Danson’s Sam Malone. Grammer feels it only fair that Frasier deserves a chance to “put something to bed” with Diane and “end up with a nice thing between them.”
“When I first got the role, the key to Frasier for me was that he loved her with his whole heart, that he loved with all of his being. And that actually defined who he is,” the 68-year-old actor said. “He’s been that way ever since. He just goes in wholeheartedly with everything — and that’s what makes him funny.”

 

7 Ways Dijon Mustard Can Transform Your Cooking
This tangy, flavor-boosting mustard is our favorite secret ingredient.

As far as condiments go, mustard is one of the most versatile—and Dijon mustard is the most versatile in the family, lending its creamy texture and peppery flavor to just about anything and everything. You can spread it over sandwiches to add a burst of acidity or whisk it into a vinaigrette to take your salad up a notch. Once you know how to use it, you’ll find Dijon mustard makes a positive impact on so many of your everyday recipes.

 

5 Interior Paint Techniques That Will Be Everywhere in 2024, According to Designers
Step up your interior painting game by incorporating one of these of-the-moment trends into your home.

Painting our homes is one of the easiest ways to refresh interiors without spending a ton of time and money on a full-scale renovation. Beyond choosing paint colors, deciding how we want to paint our walls (and ceilings and floors!) is the next decision to make. We spoke with two experts to give us insight into what the biggest paint techniques for making your home stand out will be in 2024.

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