Notes of a Fashionista

Five on Friday

January 27, 2023

“Great teamwork is the only way we create the breakthroughs that define our careers.” – Pat Riley

One: Supporting the Team – In person

Do you have a favorite sports team? Do you watch the games at home and follow their progress through the season? I don’t watch a lot of sports on television, but I enjoy going to a game.

Attending an Atlanta Braves playoff game in the 90s with my family

When you watch a game in person, you can cheer loudly and get into the excitement of the game. You support the team and your favorite players during the regular season and the playoffs. Of course, there is more excitement during the playoffs, but going to games with family and friends is fun anytime.

Read about it:

Two: What to watch



Parrish Lewis/Netflix

You People, A new couple and their families find themselves examining modern love and family dynamics amidst clashing cultures, societal expectations and generational differences in this comedy from Kenya Barris. 

Minions: The Rise of Gru, Long before becoming the master of evil, Gru was just a 12-year-old boy in 1970s suburbia, plotting to take over the world from his basement. When the infamous supervillain group, the Vicious 6, ousts their leader, Gru attempts to join their ranks but soon finds himself the mortal enemy of the apex of evil.


Against the Ropes, Released from prison, Ángela tries to regain the respect of her daughter, who loves lucha libre wrestling, by entering the ring as a mysterious persona.

Lockwood & Co, A trio of teen ghost-hunters — two gifted boys and a girl with rare psychic abilities — run a tiny agency investigating deadly spirits haunting London.  Based on the young adult novels of the same name by author Jonathan Stroud. 

The Snow Girl, When a little girl, Amaya, goes missing during a parade in Málaga, Spain,  a young newspaper journalist becomes fiercely determined to help her parents find her. 


On 1/31/23: Pamela, a love story, An intimate and humanizing portrait of one of the world’s most famous blonde bombshells, Pamela, a Love Story follows the trajectory of Pamela Anderson’s life and career from small-town girl to international sex symbol, actor, activist and doting mother.


How I Met Your Father. Photo: Patrick Wymore/ HULU

How I Met Your Father, (season 2 started 1/24)

Sofia Oxenham and Máiréad Tyers in “Extraordinary” Natalie Seery/Disney+

Extraordinary, (complete season 1, on Disney+), Imagine living in a world where everybody has a superpower. Now imagine living in that world when you are the only one who doesn’t have one.

The 1619 Project, (docuseries, two-episode series premiere),  Hulu premieres its adaptation of ‘The 1619 Project,’ written by Nikole Hannah-Jones, promising to reignite debate over Critical Race Theory.

Killing County (docuseries), A deadly hotel shooting makes the Ramirez family question everything they know about their town; desperate to find out what really happened to their loved one, they soon learn they are not alone in their tragedy and fight for the truth. Former NFL star and activist Colin Kaepernick is the executive producer of the docuseries.


American Blackout, imagines the story of a national power failure in the US caused by a cyberattack.
Challenger Disaster: Lost Tapes,
The story of the Space Shuttle Challenger through rarely seen images, videos and news reports.
T. Rex Autopsy
will go inside a T. rex to reveal how the 65-million-year-old beast may have lived.

Prime Video:

Jennifer Lopez with D’Arcy Carden and Cheech Marin, as her dad and his new girlfriend, in “Shotgun Wedding.” Ana Carballosa/Lionsgate

Shotgun Wedding, Darcy and Tom gather their families for a destination wedding, but the ceremony gets put on hold when gunmen take everyone hostage. Now, they must do everything they can to save their loved ones — if they don’t wind up killing each other first.


Poker Face Photo: Karolina Wojtasik/Peacock

Poker Face, (season one, episodes 1-4), Coming from the silver screen to Peacock, Johnson is debuting his mystery-of-the-week television series this month, led by Natasha Lyonne. She’ll play Charlie Cale, a private investigator with the gift of being able to see through one’s lies. 

Tár (2022 oscar nominated film)


Sarah Michelle Gellar as Kristin Ramsey. Photograph: Steve Dietl/MTVE

Wolf Pack (drama series), A teenage boy and girl have their lives changed forever when a California wildfire awakens a terrifying supernatural creature.

Tyler Posey, Vince Mattis and Crystal Reed in “Teen Wolf: The Movie,” premiering on Paramount+. Curtis Bonds Baker/Paramount+

Teen Wolf: The Movie, A terrifying evil has emerged, and the wolves howl once again. Only a Werewolf like Scott McCall can gather both new allies and reunite trusted friends to fight back against what could be the most powerful and deadliest enemy.

Apple TV+:

In “Shrinking,” Harrison Ford dispenses wisdom and punch lines. (With Lukita Maxwell.)Credit…Apple TV+

Shrinking (10 episode series, episodes released weekly after the 1st two), Shrinking is an all-new Apple TV+ comedy series that stars Jason Segel as Jimmy, a therapist grieving the loss of his wife. Also starring Harrison Ford.

In Theaters:

Léa Seydoux and Camille Leban Martins in One Fine Morning. Photo: Sony Pictures Classics

One Fine Morning (drama/romance), A young single mother raising an 8-year-old daughter struggles to take care of her father, who’s been diagnosed with a neurodegenerative disease. While trying to secure a decent nursing home, she runs into a married friend and they begin an affair.

From left, Eden Dambrine, Émilie Dequenne and Gustav De Waele in “Close.”Credit…A24, via Associated Press

Close (drama), Léo and Remi are two 13-year-old best friends whose seemingly unbreakable bond is suddenly and tragically torn apart.

Infinity Pool (horror/mystery/sci-fi), Guided by a seductive and mysterious woman, a couple on vacation venture outside the resort grounds and find themselves in a culture filled with violence, hedonism and untold horror. 

Fear (horror), In this psychological horror film, a group of friends gather for a much-needed weekend getaway at a remote and historic hotel. Celebration turns into terror as one by one, each guest faces their own worst fear.

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Maybe I Do (comedy), With their relationship at a crossroads, Michelle and Allen invite their parents to finally meet. As it turns out, their parents already know each other, maybe a little too well.

Life Upside Down (drama), An art dealer (Bob Odenkirk) navigates a personal and professional crisis in this globe-spanning romantic drama from acclaimed director Cecilia Miniucchi.

The Man in the Basement (french thriller), After a Jewish couple (Jérémie Renier and The Artist’s Bérénice Bejo) sells their basement to a former history teacher (The Intouchables’ François Cluzet), they discover his secret life as an anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist. 

Three: What to wear

Team Jersey

The most popular look at the Celtics game last night included a team jersey, typically worn over a sweatshirt.

They sold these at the game for $95
The Tatum jersey is quite popular. $117 at the NBA store.
$64.89 at the NFL shop

Four: What to Try

A short outdoor walk

Winter months in the Northeast can be depressing, with cloudy, cold days. However, taking short walks gets you outside for some fresh air and has health benefits.

From Martha Stewart, Taking a Brisk 7-Minute Walk Every Day Can Decrease Your Risk of Heart Disease, New Study Says. “Walking is a great form of exercise, and it doesn’t take much to reap the benefits of taking regular strolls. To maximize these advantages, though, it might be time to pick up the pace: New research published in European Heart Journal found that taking a brisk 7-minute walk every day is enough to cut your risk of heart disease.

Five: What to do

Watch award nominated movies: 2023 NOMINEES

Stephanie Hsu, left, Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan from “Everything Everywhere All at Once.” All were nominated on Tuesday. Credit…A24

Where to watch the nominees: Where to Stream ‘The Banshees of Inisherin,’ ‘Elvis’ and More 2023 Oscar Nominees

When to watch: THE 95TH ACADEMY AWARDS on Sunday, March 12, 2023

Read about the snubs and surprises:

In the New York Times, 2023 Oscar Nominations: Snubs and Surprises.

In Vulture, The Snubs and Surprises of the 2023 Oscar Nominations

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