Apologies for my tardiness — between traveling to Fashion Week, and a couple site snafus, and general disorder, I only just got to see this. But it was worth it because THERE IS AN IMPALING, YOU GUYS.
Happy Presidents Day Weekend, to my fellow Americans, and happy weekend in general to the rest of you. Thanks to the holiday, Heather and I will be following a more relaxed posting schedule on Monday — although, don’t worry, your Downton recap will be up as usual. Monday night is the Grammys, so we’ll come back with a vengeance on Tuesday. Until then:
– I enjoyed this piece in Vanity Fair about actors who broke up, and had to keep working together. Awkward.
– Lainey has scoop on Idris Elba’s love life — an area of GREAT INTEREST to me, thank you very much.
– Also at Lainey, need I say more than the following: Nearly Naked Tom Hiddleston
– There were several great, interesting articles about “Formation” written this week (we linked to several of them in our post about Beyonce’s Super Bowl performance, both in the post itself and in the comments), and Mikki Kendall’s piece for Eater — called Hot Sauce in Her Bag: Southern Black identity, Beyoncé, Jim Crow, and the Pleasure of Well-Seasoned Food –is another one that is well worth your time.
– This is a totally fascinating piece on The Cut about the Gem Palace, subtitled: A jewelry feud, set in Jaipur and on Madison Avenue
– T Magazine brings us ‘Valley of the Dolls,’ by the Numbers
– Am amazing headline at Celebitchy: Tori Spelling has an alter ego called Terri who pees everywhere
– At Women in the World, Julia Child’s French home to become culinary retreat, with a side of yoga
– I loved this piece in Brooklyn: Unlove Me: I Found Love Because I Got Lucky, Not Because I Changed Myself
– This was very poignant and moving, at The Guardian: “I have lived over half of my life: Writer Miranda Sawyer on the quiet desperation of a midlife crisis.”
– At Pajiba, you HAVE to see Kanye’s guidelines for his models. They are…contradictory at best.
– Socialite Life has the trailer for season two of Outlander.
– This is from the Daily Mail (I Know), but it’s still worth your look: From canvas to camera: Beautiful paintings from Tolstoy’s time reveal the inspiration behind the mesmerising costumes and sets on BBC’s War And Peace
– And here at GFY, in case you missed it this week, a selection of highlights:
- War and Peace concluded with kissing and with death.
- Brie Larson landed on the cover of Elle.
- Celebs wore some wacky shizz to a variety of Super Bowl parties
- This week brought with it the traditional Oscar luncheons.
- The Duchess of Cambridge popped out for an event with RAF cadets
- Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber are, together, kind of a scream
- Who should Pacey and Diane date next?
Welcome to this week’s Royals Round-Up, in which at least one royal uses the The Force.
Also: If you missed it on Sunday, Kate had an outing with her RAF cadets. Cake was involved!
–This is an interesting piece in Tatler, and quite royals-adjacent: Kings, shipping titans, heiresses – all sorts of Greeks live in London, but their gilded expat life is being threatened by a Greek government desperate for funds. Sophia Money-Coutts talks corruption, tax and the old country with the Hellenes-about-town.
– Speaking of taxes, the head to this story about Fergie applying for Swiss citizenship is dripping with shade: “Prince Andrew’s ex-wife says she feels a ‘positive energy’ in the Alpine tax haven and has spoken of her love of the local food and wine”
– Marc Jacobs has named a lipstick after Princess Charlotte. (Hello!)
– The Guardian has a piece on the fashion exhibit you saw in the slideshow: Kaftans, round sunglasses and Dior: how the Royals won fashion
– People has Kate’s PSA on behalf of mental health care for kids.
– PippaMiddleton popped out for the British Heart Foundation Ball where she also gave a speech. (The Duchess Diary)
– Also at People, the King and Queen of Bhutan have had their baby!
– Our friends at Order of Splendor have excellent coverage of Queen Maxima’s trip to Pakistan.
This is such a strange alternate reality to me. Paris Hilton looks totally normal and classy…
… and Nicky looks like she thinks “amfAR” is a DJ playing in the rave tent at Coachella.
Charli’s head actually looks really, really good here.
But her duvet is hella pissed that it died to make that dress.
Well, of course. This makes perfect sense.
She’s mourning David Bowie by channeling Flock of Seagulls. Why didn’t I think of it first?
Did anyone EVER imagine a universe in which Chloe Sevigny’s clothes would be the revitalizing wind of sanity blowing through any given party?
[Photos: Fame/Flynet, Getty]