PREPARE YOURSELF! The Oscars are SUNDAY!
Related, these are fun at Vanity Fair: Recapping the 2000 Oscars, When American Beauty Won the Roses
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Anne Helen Petersen did a deep-dive on Margot Robbie, focusing on how she — very quickly, by Hollywood standards — took control of both her image and her career: “She’s done it gradually, without flash or announcement […] She’s simply refocused the public’s attention away from her body, and the image prefabricated for her in her breakout role in Wolf of Wall Street, and toward her talent and her work, which is shaped by the three goals she and her production team discuss at regular check-ins every month: quality, variety, longevity. On their surface, those words might sound as meaningless as “a minor knock-around key, a blue mood, a slow dance.” But they’ve allowed Robbie, now 29, to shape her stardom in a way that’s historically been reserved for men.” [BuzzFeed News][That second link is to our coverage of the 2016 Vanity Fair profile of Margot, which was REALLY SOMETHING.]
At Lainey: This year’s honest Oscar ballot is a doozy. FOR REAL.
This is horrifying and also not surprising. At the NY Times: ‘Angels’ in Hell: The Culture of Misogyny Inside Victoria’s Secret
Also not a great situation: Pushed, Shoved, and Spit on—What It’s Like to Be a Female Photographer at Fashion Week. [Cosmo]
At Celebitchy, this is very great: Billy Porter wore his Oscar gown for an appearance on ‘Sesame Street’
At the LA Times: A Gauguin sculpture that wasn’t, and the sleuth whose fight with the Getty isn’t over. Drama!!
Also at Lainey: I am obsessed with reading about this Jessica Simpson book. I am apparently going to buy it! But this John Mayer/Tony Romo stuff is juicy and also, like, I think we all knew the WHOLE TIME they were together that John Mayer was probably an annoying boyfriend. (It’s MUCH easier to tell that someone else’s boyfriend is annoying than it is to tell that your own boyfriend is annoying.)
At GQ, this is so neat! How the Super Bowl’s Tweet Confetti Came to Be.
This is useful, at The Stripe: THE BEST TIPS FOR TAKING CARE OF YOUR CASHMERE. Wow, that cut and paste came through in a dramatic all caps, but…I do believe in gently caring for all soft and cozy sweaters. (I also agree w. Grace that J.Crew’s cashmere used to be better; I now am mostly sourcing my cashmere on Poshmark/consignment shops.)