Dandelion Chandelier’s Luxury Dish is an occasional series featuring original recipes and their origin stories from our Luminaries, Fireflies, friends, families, and team of far-flung correspondents. They’re guaranteed to add sparkle to any menu.
A genuine Manhattan socialite has an invitation to an important event every night, pretty much all year ‘round. But for the mere mortals among us, choices must be made. With an unlimited number of possible charity galas, fundraisers, concerts and benefits of all kinds, which are the ones that draw the true crème-de-la-crème of business and philanthropy in New York City? Meaning, which are the ones that are must-attend? And we hear you hard-working, high-achieving types sighing and saying: Why do we need to know this? Because, dear reader, if you want to run with the big dogs, it helps to know where they are.
What a wonderful night at the Academy Awards 2018! Genuine support and affection among many of those nominated; provocative films that told the stories of all kinds of people across space and time; inspirational montages throughout the show; and a more diverse group of winners than ever. Jordan Peele wins his first Oscar, Frances McDormand acknowledges all of the women in the room nominated for any award, and challenges those with money and power to work with them to create brilliant new works. Jimmy Kimmel does a fine job balancing comedy and sincerity. And Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway get a do-over at presenting the award for Best Picture and get it right this time. It was a feel-good night, nicely done. But what about the clothes? They were relaxed, authentic and happy, just like the rest of the evening.
The influence of the film Black Panther will be felt around the globe in myriad ways, not the least of which is in the fashion world. We admit it: we’re pretty obsessed with this movie right now. So we went exploring online to see what impact the story of the first black superhero and his family, friends and adversaries is having on the red carpet this season. Admittedly, it’s a bit early, since the movie premiered only three weeks ago. And this is a pre-Oscar round-up. Still, it’s fun to see what the Wakandans are wearing as they promote their film and collect awards for their previous work.
Hollywood awards season rolls on, and the most recent stop was in London on Sunday night for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) ceremony. Did the hop across the pond make a big difference in the sartorial splendor of the red carpet? And did #MeToo and Time’s Up make the trip? No, and yes, dear reader. Have a look at what was the same and what was different as noir came ashore in England.