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Well Played: Serena Williams and Anna Wintour


AKA, The Buddy Comedy I Didn’t Know I Wanted Until Just Now.

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Well Played, Kerry Washington in Giambattista Valli


Kerry Washington is my Day Dress Soulmate. First, the stunning D&G she wore on the cover of Variety, and now this. SURE, I’m not pregnant, but…whatever. I still want to wear it. Don’t we all sometimes need something breezy? Bonus points for GREAT SHOES and stellar lip. It’s all very:

[Kerry is so expressive. Can't we get some good news for Olivia Pope so she can do this more often at her job?]

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Well Played: The Best Lipsticks of the Tonys


I will prepare you: I looked, and didn’t find IDs on any of these. If you know any of them, or have tried something equivalent, do share. And we’ll edit the piece with any tidbits we glean about brands and color names.

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Well Played, Jubilant Men In Beards: The Pittsburgh Penguins Win the Stanley Cup


It’s the most wonderful time of the year (note: except for all the other times I say that), made better because for the third time in five years, a team I love has won the Cup, the first two being the Kings; one might suggest my third team, the Calgary Flames, are now due, but one might be laughed at cruelly for saying such a thing about my beloved perennial bubble team. Anyway, I don’t even need to CHECK to know that it’s been seven long years since the Penguins hoisted Lord Stanley’s goblet. That’s because I watched them take down the Red Wings in seven games while seven months pregnant — that’s a LOT of sevens in this posts — with my Pittsburgh-native hubby over in Hawaii on a job, both of us blissfully unaware that we were 11 days away from becoming parents. That same year the Steelers won the Super Bowl, by the way, so the beans in utero were REALLY GOOD sports luck.

Also, the Pens won the cup after firing the head coach mid-season and replacing them with Mike Sullivan, a guy who whipped them into shape — only the sixth time that’s happened, two others being Dan Bylsma in Pittsburgh in 2009 and the Kings in 2012 with Darryl Sutter. I LOVE a factoid, y’all. Congrats to Mike Sullivan, who ought to get a meaty bonus.

Enough nattering. TO THE BEARDS, which we shall chronicle in order from feral to least-furry.

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Tony Awards Well Played, Uzo Aduba in Juan Carlos Obando



As you guys know, I love Uzo, and I cannot wait to be reunited with Crazy Eyes when Orange Is The New Black returns. I have questions about what is happening in the Time Hump Chronicles! Additionally, her thrilled and delighted reaction when The Color Purple  — starring her OITNB co-star, Danielle Brooks, who I ALSO love so much — won was just the best. Look at her:


Also good: This dress on her.

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Well Played: Lucy Liu in Zuhair Murad at the Tony Awards


Every time I see Lucy Liu in person – it just happened again few weeks ago at Hamilton, at which I believe the Hallelujah Chorus played while she drifted to her excellent seat – I am stopped short and I think, “Oh, wow. Yes. You really are that gorgeous.”

Lucy Liu

And looking at this, I think it’s possible she is a person with magical powers. That gown is elegant and romantic and breathtaking, in an unusual color that’s challenging to wear.  It has a halter neck that plunges without too much peekaboo, which also supports everything without pancaking it. It looks like a simple cocktail, but is actually an advanced piece of mixology. She simply is not of our banal Muggle world. If she lifted the hem to reveal that she’s gliding upon six inches of air, I’d be like, “Yeah, well, that makes sense.”

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Tony Awards Well Played: Lupita Nyong’o and the Women of Eclipsed


This dress makes me want a Stanley Cup-size goblet of Pimm’s, a.k.a. my forever summer cocktail. I LOVE IT. (The dress. Also the Pimm’s.)

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