Five on Friday
June 3, 2022
“Oh, yeah. I’m a… Well, I’m taking advantage of the fact that for the first time in my entire life, it’s Saturday and I don’t have a wedding to go to.” Charles from Four Weddings and a Funeral
One: Wedding Season
The summer wedding invitations have gone out; how many will you attend? Do you know what you will be wearing?
For outfit ideas, read my post about wedding outfits: https://lifestyleofafashionista.com/2022/06/03/dressing-for-summer-weddings/
Two: What to watch
Fire Island: “If you’ve been missing rom-coms, then look no further than Fire Island. Directed by Andrew Ahn and written by and starring Joel Kim Booster, this hilarious little comedy puts its own queer spin on the classic Pride & Prejudice story. Time to trade in your corsets and long gloves for some speedos and tank tops!“(Streaming June 3.) from Vulture
Review from The Hollywood Reporter: Bowen Yang in ‘Fire Island’: Film Review
Heartstopper, season 1: This series is not a new release, but I’ve heard a lot of positive reviews, and it just got renewed for two more seasons. ‘Heartstopper’ Renewed For Seasons 2 & 3 By Netflix: “In the eight-episode Season 1, when gentle Charlie (Locke) and rugby-loving Nick (Connor) meet at secondary school, they quickly discover that their unlikely friendship is blossoming into an unexpected romance. Charlie, Nick and their circle of friends must navigate the ever-relatable journey of self discovery and acceptance, supporting each other as they learn to find their most authentic selves.”
New release recommendations: https://www.joe.ie/movies-tv/new-netflix-june-2022-749071:
Borgen – Power & Glory – 2 June
Foreign Minister Birgitte Nyborg finds her career in jeopardy when a dispute over oil in Greenland threatens to become an international crisis.
Floor Is Lava: Season 2 – 3 June
The obstacles have changed but don’t worry — the floor is just as red and bubbly as you remember. New this season: a very slippery volcano.
The Perfect Mother – 3 June
Convinced of her daughter’s innocence in a homicide, a devoted mother soon uncovers unsettling truths as the line between victim and perpetrator blurs.
Two Summers – 3 June
A close circle of friends reunites for a lavish holiday — decades after one of them was the victim of a sexual assault committed by others in the group.
Mr. Good: Cop or Crook? – 3 June
In this riveting docuseries, when Norway’s top cop is suspected of drug trafficking, investigators must ask: Is he a good officer or a major criminal?
The Boys, Season 3: “A group of vigilantes set out to take down corrupt superheroes who abuse their superpowers.” from IMDb
Available June 9: Queer As Folk, Season 1, episodes 1–8 (Peacock Original) From Vulture: “A reboot of the original British series, Peacock’s Queer As Folk returns, this time set in New Orleans. The series follows Devin Way’s Brodie and his group of friends (Fin Argus, Jesse James Keitel, and CG) in the aftermath of a local tragedy. Also joining the cast are the Kim Cattrall, Juliette Lewis, and Nyle DiMarco. (Streaming June 9.)“
From IMDb: “As a serial killer stalks the city, Julia – a young actress who just moved to town with her boyfriend – notices a mysterious stranger watching her from across the street.“
“Legendary 20th Century war poet Siegfried Sassoon’s life-long quest for personal salvation through his experiences with family, war, his writing, and destructive relationships goes unresolved, never realizing it can only come from within.” from IMDb
Three: What to wear
For women: trendy sandals
I think these shoes are too expensive and not very practical, but I have to write about them! This Viral, Dua Lipa-Approved Heel Trend Makes No Sense — but It’s All I’m Wearing to Summer Weddings
The above sandals are conversation starters and fun but if you’re looking for fun and more practical, try a pick from DSW’s wedding sandals search results: wedding and evening sandals.
For a classic look, I’m a fan of the oxford loafer:
A more trendy look: “The velvet slipper is perhaps the least formal type of dress shoe out there, which is why some people suggest only wearing them at home. However, in the modern era, these shoes can add a splash of color and fun to semi-formal events.” Shop the look: https://www.brides.com/velvet-shoes-for-grooms-5196758
To wear socks or not to wear socks: https://www.aquila.com.au/style-guide/can-you-wear-loafers-with-socks
Or find some fun socks to pair with your loafers: 8 WAYS TO WEAR SOCKS WITH LOAFERS (AND NOT LOOK DAGGY)
There are lots of options, you decide the look you want: https://www.brides.com/wear-socks-or-not-stylist-advice-for-grooms-5206934
Four: What to Try
A fancy mocktail: skip the alcohol (and the hangover) but not the fun.
If you want to drink alcohol at your summer event, try a Woo Woo. https://www.liquor.com/woo-woo-cocktail-recipe-5101083 “Like a Sex on the Beach without the O.J., this fruity favorite screams to be consumed poolside. It couldn’t be easier to make: Mix vodka, peach schnapps, and cranberry juice together in a tall glass with ice, and throw in a lime wedge if you’re feeling festive.“
Five: What to do
Go out on the town: Once you’ve acquired your wedding outfit pieces, take them out on the town. Go out for dinner or drinks, or find a fun local event to attend.
In Boston: Red Bull diving event at the ICA. https://www.redbull.com/int-en/events/red-bull-cliff-diving-world-series-boston-usa