The Queen of Thorns BURST onto the screen last night, giving Game of Thrones a must needed shot of adrenaline. Yes, yes, one might argue that she’s just doing a Maggie Smith impression, but I’m thinking her portrayal is actually closer to Katherine Hepburn in The Lion in Winter. Her scene in the highgardens with Margeaery and Sansa was the best of the season so far. Sean T Collins of Rolling Stone: “Clearly, all Margaery really needed to know about politics she learned at the feet of her fearsome grandmother, Lady Olenna Tyrell. Imagine Downton Abbey’s Dowager Countess completely stripped of even the pretense of being polite to anyone for any reason and you’ve got this delightful old cutthroat, played with deadpan panache by leather-catsuit legend Diana Rigg. In short order she insults Renly, her son, her dead husband, her female friends and relatives and handmaidens, the Lannisters, the waiter – pretty much everyone but the three women sitting at the table, talking treason about the King. Sansa’s white-knuckle terror over the very idea of saying something negative about Joffrey for others to hear is so obvious you want to reach through the screen and wrap her in a blanket or something (man, Sophie Turner rules), which only proves how fearless and confident Lady Olenna is in her own security and power. She’s rich, powerful, well-connected, intelligent, and just plain out of fucks to give. They say the graveyards of the world are full of indispensable men, but she’s not a man, is she? What a thrill to watch three females decide their own fates for a change.” Fabulous! Fabulous! Fabulous!
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Instantly iconic. The year’s most buzzed-about rapper goes from the trailer park to the strip club to Hollywood Boulevard in some extremely eye-catching outfits by Dolce & Gabbana, Jeremy Scott, and Louboutin. It’s only March, but this just might be Video of the Year. Azalea Banks WHO?
If you’ve been wondering what you should do with that old polydero sink of yours and the 400 pounds of amethysts just sitting in your garage, have I got a do-it-yourself project for you! It only took designer Jake Levy 240 hours to encrust this gorgeous, gorgeous one-of-a-kind sink. It will be on display at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show (booth #338), March 21-24 at Pier 94, 55th Street at Twelfth Avenue in New York. Be sure to check it out if you’re in the area, and be sure to ask him the price. He hasn’t gotten to me about it yet. I’m hoping it’s a couple hundred dollars. What do ya think?
Loafer was billed as a “musical crime thriller,” which is a completely normal genre for Bollywood, of course. In this scene Asha Bosely and her backup dancers appear onstage in the most fabulously insane balloon outfits I’ve ever seen. So simple and yet so visually arresting. Why did I never think to wear this? (via SissyDude)
UPDATE: I’ve been informed by reader Lazeena Yashin that the balloon lady is the actress Mumtaz who is lip syncing to Asha Bhosle. Thank you!