World of Wonder http://worldofwonder.net World of Wonder Productions Thu, 17 Sep 2015 21:54:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 Lupita Nyong’o Looks GLOOORIOUS on Her Second Vogue Cover http://worldofwonder.net/lupita-nyongo-looks-glooorious-on-her-second-vogue-cover/ http://worldofwonder.net/lupita-nyongo-looks-glooorious-on-her-second-vogue-cover/#respond Thu, 17 Sep 2015 21:54:13 +0000 http://worldofwonder.net/?p=339068 “AAAAAAAAH,” writes Oscar winner/goddess Lupita Nyong’o on Instagram. “At last I can share this secret: my second Vogue cover is out!!! What an honor, joy and THRILL it was to work on this October issue. Thank you to @voguemagazine for hearing me out and making me feel so beautiful. @mertalas@macpiggott I love being in front […]

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“AAAAAAAAH,” writes Oscar winner/goddess Lupita Nyong’o on Instagram. “At last I can share this secret: my second Vogue cover is out!!! What an honor, joy and THRILL it was to work on this October issue. Thank you to @voguemagazine for hearing me out and making me feel so beautiful. @mertalas@macpiggott I love being in front of your lenses – thank you for bringing out the best of me!”

In the accompanying article (by Plum Sykes) she talks about her first memories of fashion, designing her own clothing and more.

[Lupita’s] first memories of fashion occurred long before stepping on a red carpet — or working with a stylist. Growing up in Kenya, where her friends and family were expected to dress well every day, the star vividly remembers wearing a “very ’80s red cord miniskirt with suspender straps” when she was five years old.

“Presentation is extremely important in Kenya. You dress formally. You can’t just wear flip-flops,” she told Vogue. “My mother always had her own style. She wore A-line, tea-length flowery dresses, very well fitting. Her nails were always perfectly done.”

Nyong’o says her mother’s polished personality trickled down to her and her siblings, which meant they were all responsible for the upkeep of their individual beauty routines as well. “Salons were a big feature in my life,” she said. “We would go every two weeks to get our hair braided, washed or treated. That’s where I read American, British and a few African magazines.”

It was at those same salons that the actress also tried her hand at custom-making her own clothing — but with a little help. “Then I would design my own clothes,” Nyong’o said. “In Kenya, it’s much cheaper to get clothes made than to buy them. We would have everything run up by a tailor, or my aunt Kitty, who is very creative, would sew things for me.But now, the actress works with a stylist, 30-year-old Micaela Erlanger, to hand-pick those jaw-droppingly gorgeous designer dresses she continues to turn out, red carpet after red carpet. “I only wear a look if both of us agree on it,” Nyong’o said. “My rule is that I have to recognize myself [in the dress]. I have to feel like I’ve chosen it.” (via People)

Check out the gorgeous photos by Mert Atlas and Merl Piggot below. 

(There are certain outfits that make me openly WEEP when I realize I will probably never wear them. This magical golden/floral/sparkle cape from Dolce & Gab –directly below– is one of them. Ohhhh can you just imagine?)

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#AfterShow with Alaska & Steven Sims: Orange is the New Black Season 3 http://worldofwonder.net/aftershow-with-alaska-steven-sims-orange-is-the-new-black-season-3/ http://worldofwonder.net/aftershow-with-alaska-steven-sims-orange-is-the-new-black-season-3/#respond Thu, 17 Sep 2015 20:37:14 +0000 http://worldofwonder.net/?p=339069 Join WOWlebrities Steven Sims and Alaska Thunderfuck 5000 (from the Planet Glamatron) from RuPaul’s Drag Race season 5 as they recap season 3 of the Netflix original series Orange is the New Black on #AfterShow. Watch it now, then watch it again right before season 4 starts to help you remember what happened!

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Join WOWlebrities Steven Sims and Alaska Thunderfuck 5000 (from the Planet Glamatron) from RuPaul’s Drag Race season 5 as they recap season 3 of the Netflix original series Orange is the New Black on #AfterShow. Watch it now, then watch it again right before season 4 starts to help you remember what happened!

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Candidly Nicole #Recaps: Esther Povitsky Recaps Last Night’s Season Finale of ‘Candidly Nicole’ AND Nicole Richie’s Single “VH1 Nation” Available on iTunes! http://worldofwonder.net/candidly-nicole-recaps-esther-povitsky-recaps-last-nights-season-finale-of-candidly-nicole/ http://worldofwonder.net/candidly-nicole-recaps-esther-povitsky-recaps-last-nights-season-finale-of-candidly-nicole/#respond Thu, 17 Sep 2015 19:49:39 +0000 http://worldofwonder.net/?p=339063 If you missed this week’s HILARIOUS season finale of Candidly Nicole, FEAR NOT! You can watch the full episode thanks to our friends at VH1, and then watch our recap with the super funny stand-up comedian Esther Povitsky as she discusses the episode’s best moments. (In case you’re not familiar, you better sashay over to some of these YouTube videos to get better […]

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If you missed this week’s HILARIOUS season finale of Candidly Nicole, FEAR NOT! You can watch the full episode thanks to our friends at VH1, and then watch our recap with the super funny stand-up comedian Esther Povitsky as she discusses the episode’s best moments. (In case you’re not familiar, you better sashay over to some of these YouTube videos to get better acquainted with Esther—you won’t regret it!)

THIS JUST IN! You can get the single “VH1 Nation” by Nicole Richie on iTunes!

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Watch a Chubby Little Hedgehog Bliss Out on Belly Rubs http://worldofwonder.net/watch-a-chubby-little-hedgehog-bliss-out-on-belly-rubs/ http://worldofwonder.net/watch-a-chubby-little-hedgehog-bliss-out-on-belly-rubs/#respond Thu, 17 Sep 2015 19:30:31 +0000 http://worldofwonder.net/?p=339052 Omg, have I ever been as happy as this little hedgehog here? I wonder. Look at the absolute rapture on her little face as her human rubs her belly. Look at the actual smile. This is what heaven looks like, I’m sure of it. Somebody pleeeeeeeease come and rub my belly…. Watch the video below. […]

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Omg, have I ever been as happy as this little hedgehog here? I wonder. Look at the absolute rapture on her little face as her human rubs her belly. Look at the actual smile. This is what heaven looks like, I’m sure of it. Somebody pleeeeeeeease come and rub my belly….

Watch the video below.  (via Laughing Squid)

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Pearl Appears As An Ethereal Goddess From the Fashion Heavens on DAZED Magazine Cover http://worldofwonder.net/pearl-appears-as-an-ethereal-goddess-from-the-fashion-heavens-on-dazed-magazine-cover/ http://worldofwonder.net/pearl-appears-as-an-ethereal-goddess-from-the-fashion-heavens-on-dazed-magazine-cover/#respond Thu, 17 Sep 2015 19:03:30 +0000 http://worldofwonder.net/?p=339035 SWOON. The top 3 RuPaul’s Drag Race queen Pearl appears to have been turned into a literal GODDESS that somehow lost her way from the fashion heavens above and just happened to descend upon the cover of DAZED magazine. The British fashion mag revealed the cover image this morning via Twitter, and obviously the entire world let out […]

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SWOON. The top 3 RuPaul’s Drag Race queen Pearl appears to have been turned into a literal GODDESS that somehow lost her way from the fashion heavens above and just happened to descend upon the cover of DAZED magazine. The British fashion mag revealed the cover image this morning via Twitter, and obviously the entire world let out a collective sigh at the gorgeousness.

It appears that Pearl is in good company, sharing the issue cover with musician Grimes and actress Mia Goth.

The combination of photographer Willy Vanderperre‘s minimal imagery with fashion styling by Alister Mackie is exquisite, as Pearl has never looked more glamorous. She wears pieces by Givenchy, Gucci, Dries Van Noten, a custom silk scarf (!) by Louis Vuitton, and the visual piece de resistance: a leotard and tights by Leigh Bowery (!!!) (courtesy of the Kim Jones archive.)

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In the interview portion, Pearl praises RuPaul, discusses how often she has sex, and talks about her future as a drag queen.

“I can’t possibly do this for 20 years the way I’m doing it. I’d be lucky to, but, girl. It’s not good for your body. It’s not good for your skin. My dick is in my ass all the time, my ribs are crushed by a corset, I have bruises on my hips.”

Well, here’s hoping Pearl takes care of herself (hips, ribs, dick, and all) because I have one thing to say:

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There’s Only One Woman Left on Earth Who Knows How to Spin Silk from Clam Spit http://worldofwonder.net/theres-only-one-woman-left-on-earth-who-knows-how-to-spin-silk-from-clam-spit/ http://worldofwonder.net/theres-only-one-woman-left-on-earth-who-knows-how-to-spin-silk-from-clam-spit/#respond Thu, 17 Sep 2015 18:49:38 +0000 http://worldofwonder.net/?p=339036 The ancient art of spinning golden sea silk – or byssus – from the saliva of a clam has been around for 10,000 years. It was brought from the ancient Middle East by the great-granddaughter of Herod the Great during the second half of the First Century, and is commonly believed to be the finest fabric known to Egypt, Greece, […]

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The ancient art of spinning golden sea silk – or byssus – from the saliva of a clam has been around for 10,000 years. It was brought from the ancient Middle East by the great-granddaughter of Herod the Great during the second half of the First Century, and is commonly believed to be the finest fabric known to Egypt, Greece, and Rome.

If treated properly with lemon juice and spices, the remarkable material shines when exposed to the sun. It is also incredibly light, so much so that the wearer cannot even feel it touching the skin. It is said to be as thin as a spider web, resistant to water, acids, and alcohols.

The Bible itself mentions indirectly the byssus. Remember when it says that King Solomon appeared “shining” in public? Why do you think that is? He was wearing byssus-made clothes, that in the light, they shine like gold. It was also the cloth that God instructed Moses to lay on the first altar.”

Now, however, there is only ONE PERSON LEFT who knows how to make it. A woman named Chiara Vigo who lives on the Sardinian island of Sant’Antioco. Every day Chiara goes out diving to cut the solidified saliva of a large clam, the endangered Pinna Nobilis, that is native to the Mediterranean Sea bed. Vigo has mastered a special cutting technique that allows her to take the saliva without killing it. 300 to 400 dives later (!!!!!), she is able to gather about 200 grams of material needed to make the byssus.

Once she has the material ready, she starts the weaving process at her studio. She begins by leaving the material to soak in a mixture of eight seaweeds. When it is dry, she combs it with a wool card and twists the fine filaments together with a spindle made of oleander, to form the gilded thread. She spins the yarn several times to strengthen it, so it can be used in the loom and woven into fabric that lasts for thousands of years, immune to destruction by moths or fire.

Vigo’s pieces are displayed in museums in Rome, London, New York and Paris, and have been gifted to presidents and popes. Each piece is estimated to be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. But surprisingly, Chiara does not accept any money in exchange for the material that she so painstakingly produces.

“It would be like commercializing the flight of an eagle,” she says. “The byssus is the soul of the sea. It is sacred.” The fabric is actually believed to bring good fortune and fertility, so she gives the fabric away for free to all the people who approach her for help. “Before it was emperors [who wore byssus], now it is young women and newlywed couples. I weave for outcasts, the poor, people in need.”

Vigo, who learned the dying art of weaving byssus from her grandmother, said:

“Weaving the sea silk is what my family has been doing for centuries. The most important thread, for my family, was the thread of their history, their tradition.” But no one in her family has ever made a penny from it. Vigo and her husband live on his pension and occasional donations made by generous passersby.

From Oddity Central: “Apparently, no one in history has been able to commercialize the weaving of byssus, which is probably why it’s a forgotten art. Evangelina Campi, a professor of Italian history, revealed that a number of women were skilled with the byssus up until the Mussolini era. Some of them even tried to set up a business and make money from it. ‘The factory ran out of business in three months,’ she said. ‘This is a thing you cannot profit on. Strangely, something bad has happened to people who wanted to manufacture byssus on a large scale in the past. It’s like God sending a message.'”

A few elderly women in the region of Apulia are believed to know how to weave sea silk, but Vigo is the only person in Italy who regularly harvests and produces the fabric. Vigo’s daughter, a student in northern Italy, intends to follow in her footsteps. “Although I will leave very little to her, she will have to continue this tradition,” Vigo said. “So humankind can benefit from it.”

WHEW. I was worried for a second there that I’d never get to own a byssus cape or jumpsuit.

(via Oddity Central)

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TONIGHT! Michelle Visage and Bianca Del Rio on CCB UK BOTS http://worldofwonder.net/tonight-michelle-visage-and-bianca-del-rio-on-ccb-uk-bots/ http://worldofwonder.net/tonight-michelle-visage-and-bianca-del-rio-on-ccb-uk-bots/#respond Thu, 17 Sep 2015 18:39:46 +0000 http://worldofwonder.net/?p=339037 TONIGHT! These Rupaul’s Drag Race clowns @michellevisage and @TheBiancaDelRio with @Rylan on Celebrity Big Brother UK after-show Bit On The Side  #BBBOTS #bbuk #cbb

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#HotDebateGuy: Internet Explodes Over Humpy Audience Member at GOP Debate and Now We Know Who He Is http://worldofwonder.net/hotdebateguy-internet-explodes-over-humpy-audience-member-at-gop-debate-and-now-we-know-who-he-is/ http://worldofwonder.net/hotdebateguy-internet-explodes-over-humpy-audience-member-at-gop-debate-and-now-we-know-who-he-is/#respond Thu, 17 Sep 2015 17:12:38 +0000 http://worldofwonder.net/?p=339018 Blah blah blah Trump something something… Carly Fioriono yeah yeah… Jeb zzzzzzz… BUT HOLY MOLEY, did you SEE the yummy piece of eye candy sitting behind Jake Tapert?! WOW! Now THAT’S how you fill out an audience! You put the hottest guy, like, EVER, front and center and make sure that whenever things get dull […]

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Blah blah blah Trump something something… Carly Fioriono yeah yeah… Jeb zzzzzzz… BUT HOLY MOLEY, did you SEE the yummy piece of eye candy sitting behind Jake Tapert?! WOW! Now THAT’S how you fill out an audience! You put the hottest guy, like, EVER, front and center and make sure that whenever things get dull or silly or the candidates start nattering on about anti-vaccinations for too long, you just zoom in on #HotDebateGuy and let the Twitterati go berserk.

BuzzFeed was on it, of course, and by the end of the debate had discovered who he was.

Multiple anonymous sources reached out to say that the ~mystery~ BABE sitting behind Jake Tapper is none other than Greg Caruso, and CBS is reporting the same. A graduate of USC, Greg’s father is Rick Caruso, a real estate development titan in Los Angeles and owner of shopping mega-complex The Grove.

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Sooooo… he’s gorgeous AND he’s set to inherit THE FREAKIN’ GROVE. I think we’ve found ourselves a husband!

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