Happy weekend! I hope you’re doing well.
I rounded up some cute sandals for you!
We also shared cleaning tips!
Designer Prabal Gurung wrote a really excellent essay for CNN this week: Anti-Asian sentiment runs deeper than you think
DMX sadly died today. This is a great piece at The Undefeated: An entire generation owes DMX for his lesson in resilience
I also enjoyed this piece at the NYT with what they called his 10 Essential Songs. Honestly, it wasn’t a party at the turn of the century without hearing “Party Up (Up in Here)” at least once. (DMX has a songwriting credit in Hamilton thanks to this song!)
If you haven’t read this yet, it’s quite horrifying, even if you kind of knew a lot of it already: “Everyone Just Knows He’s an Absolute Monster”: Scott Rudin’s Ex-Staffers Speak Out on Abusive Behavior [THR]
This is so rad: ‘Lost golden city of Luxor’ discovered by archaeologists in Egypt [National Geographic]
As I’m sure you know, Prince Philip also died this morning, at 99. I thought this was a pretty good obit from the LA Times, and GQ did a piece about his style through the years that you might find interesting. (It felt weird not to acknowledge his passing, but please do not turn the comments into a de facto Royals Round-Up. If they go off topic or spiral out of control, I will close them.)
I’m afraid I have to agree with this: Goddamn, Xander Harris Was the Absolute Worst [Pajiba]
WHAT: 7-Eleven Is Ringing in Spring With Peeps-Flavored Lattes [Mental Floss]
As someone who just finally watched The Sopranos in its entirety, I am obsessed with this GQ piece: Why Are Furio’s Shirts So Good on The Sopranos?
This is lovely, at Time: How a Pandemic Puppy Saved My Grieving Family. (I also need to note that this puppy is truly so beautiful.)
Let’s get back to the theatre! At Vanity Fair: My Mad Dash to Clear a COVID Test and Make the First Broadway Curtain in More Than a Year
This is an extremely fascinating piece from Believer about the amazing mermaid costume in Splash.
Relevant to our interests: ‘House of Gucci’ Costume Designer Janty Yates on Creating 1980s-Period Looks for Lady Gaga and Adam Driver
This is a great read: Broke in the D-League: Why my NBA dress code inspiration was Warriors’ Ike Diogu, not Kelly Oubre [SF Gate]
I love Sophie Turner’s reaction to this. She’s honestly the best: Taylor Swift released a song from the vault about Joe Jonas dumping her [Celebitchy]
UNEXPECTED PLOT TWIST: Angelina Jolie might be….dating….DIPLO? [Lainey]
This is a VERY good and juicy interview: Marcia Gay Harden Answers Every Question We Have About Her Pollock Oscars Win [Vulture]
There’s a new trailer for Cruella. [Socialite Life]
This is great, also at Lainey: Her Name Is Thandiwe.
Refinery 29 asks a good question: Why Do Fashion People Love Virginia Woolf So Much?
I know you want to read this! ‘The ball is tipped’: Recollections of ‘One Shining Moment’ [Associated Press]
This is a classic entry in the Vanity Fair file of Articles About Rich People’s Bad Behavior: Private Jets, Mega-mansions, And Broken Hearts: Inside The Messy, Litigious Breakup Of An Onlyfans Model And Her Über-wealthy Boyfriend. This poor woman!
Amazing: New England woman wears same dress for 100 days in a row and ‘no one notices’ [News Center Maine]
So interesting: Hidden Under a Chicken Coop: The “Louvre” of Wine [Messy Nessy Chic]
WOW: A Pair of Thieves Broke Into a Houston Art Museum, Then Escaped by Boat [Texas Monthly]
Finally, at The Atlantic: For One Glorious Summer, Americans Will Vacation Like the French. To wit: “This summer, the stars seem to be aligning for vaxxed-up Americans to go PTO wild. After a year in which everyone was cooped up indoors, domestic-travel bookings are going bonkers as people put in their day-off requests and get pumped for some sort of normalcy. It might have taken a global pandemic, but Americans for once seem poised to summer like the Europeans do—that is, if our bosses will let us.” DO IT (if you can).
Wait, ACTUALLY finally, I leave you with the greatest thing ever. This is NOT sponsored but it is hilarious. Josh Groban teamed up with Bush’s Baked Beans and wrote an honestly brilliant song about beans. Learning that Groban is funny has been one of the best developments of the past decade. (I often find myself singing the song he did for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.) Please treat yourself: