Notes of a Fashionista

Five on Friday

March 3, 2023

“I’m a woman and proud of it. I really feel like I have plenty to offer… and I think we all should be able to express ourselves however we do.” ― Dolly Parton

One: The Wang Theater – A Boston Landmark

This is the entrance to the theater.

On March 8, 2020, I attended a PhotoWalk Tour in the Wang Theater. I was interested in this tour because we could take photos while getting a private tour of the venue. I used my camera and phone to take pictures during the tour.

After my tour, I wanted to return to the theater for a show. Unfortunately, it took me three years to return to this venue. Finally, I returned to the venue on February 24, 2023, for a show called The Deck InvestigatesAshley Flowers is bringing her chart-topping podcast, The Deck, to you LIVE for the first time ever with The Deck Investigates tour.

The Wang Theater is a stunning venue. Read about the history in Wikipedia: Wang Theatre.

Read about it:

Two: What to watch

Sources: PureWow, Netflix Tulum,

I compiled a list of movies added to streaming services at the beginning of the month. Read February: What to Watch, or Rewatch. And March Movie List


Chris Rock: Selective Outrage (comedy special), he will be talking about the slap. On March 4, comedy icon Chris Rock will take the stage in Baltimore for the first-ever Netflix live-streamed global event, Chris Rock: Selective Outrage. The historical show will stream live at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.


Tonight You’re Sleeping with Me – Stuck in a passionless marriage, a journalist must choose between her distant but loving husband and a younger ex-boyfriend who has reentered her life.

Love at First Kiss, Javier can see the future… and he finally knows who the love of his life is. There’s just one problem: It’s his best friend’s girlfriend.



Next in Fashion (season 2), Next in Fashion, the high-stakes design competition series that embraces the fun in fashion, is returning to Netflix for a second season. Fashion designer and TV personality Tan France is joined by new co-host, A-list global superstar, supermodel and style icon Gigi Hadid. A group of up-and-coming, incredibly talented designers will compete for the chance to walk away with a prize of $200,000 and the chance to share their designs with the world. This season features guest judges from every corner of the style world, including Hailey Bieber, Emma Chamberlain, Bella Hadid and Donatella Versace. You will be able to rent the winning looks on Rent the Runway.

Cheat – Equal parts brains and blagging, this quiz show expects and encourages contestants to cheat their way to a cash prize. The one rule? Don’t get caught!

Wrong Side of the Tracks, season 2 – When his teenage granddaughter falls victim to the drug dealers overtaking his neighborhood, a fed up war veteran takes matters into his own hands.

Forged in Fire: Knife or Death (season 2), Contestants bring their sharpest, strongest blades to hack through obstacle courses in this competition series hosted by pro wrestler Bill Goldberg.

Framed! A Sicilian Murder Mystery (season 2), As the police continue to search for Gambino’s killer, Valentino, Salvo and their loved ones somehow become more mixed up in the crime’s aftermath. 

Karate Sheep, Keeping a flock of sheep safe from a hungry wolf is hard work! Luckily, Wanda and Trico have a few tricks — and kicks — up their woolly sleeves.

Masameer County (season 2), Offering a humorous view of a changing Saudi, this season includes a risky 24-hour mission, a shocking elevator ride and a rocket launch gone rogue.

Divorce Attorney Shin, Driven by a personal tragedy, a pianist turned lawyer navigates the complex world of divorce — fighting for his clients to win by any means necessary.


Monique Olivier: Accessory to Evil (series), From 1987 to 2003, Michel Fourniret cemented his legacy as France’s most infamous murderer. But his wife was an enigma: Was she a pawn or a participant?

Sex/Life (season 2), Sex/Life is the story of a love triangle between a woman, her husband and her past that takes a provocative new look at female identity and desire. We pick up right in the moment of Billie’s stunning proposal to Brad, which ended the first season, and then ride the emotional fallout that comes in its wake.


Triangle of Sadness. Photo: Fredrik Wenzel Platt

Triangle of Sadness (2022 film), Ruben Östlund’s Oscar-nominated satire. The film follows a model and social-media star couple (played by Harris Dickinson and the late Charlbi Dean) as they set off on a cruise ship with an eclectic cast of characters (like Captain Smith, played by Woody Harrelson)Vulture

Wreck (horror series, complete season 1), All aboard the MS Sacramentum! Hulu is set to become the exclusive stateside streaming home of the BBC Three slasher comedy Wreck. Described as a tense thriller with a dash of comedy mixed in, Wreck follows Jamie Walsh (Oscar Kennedy), a 19-year-old new recruit joining a crew of 3,000 aboard the ship in search of his sister who went missing in the middle of a voyage of the very same cruise. Collider

Dragons: The Nine Realms (complete season 5), Set 1,300 years after the events of How To Train Your Dragon, dragons are now just a legend to the modern world. 

National Geographic Investigates: Guantanamo

March 6th: History of the World, Part II, (four-night comedy event)


In the first few episodes of The Mandalorian Season 3, there is way too much tell and not enough show — but it’s too early to abandon the series. Above, Grogu and Pedro Pascal as Din Djarin.NPR Lucasfilm Ltd.

The Mandalorian (season 3 premiere), After the fall of the Galactic Empire, a lone gunfighter makes his way through the outer reaches of the lawless galaxy.

Star Wars: The Bad Batch: Episode 211 “Metamorphosis”

Eureka! (S1, 4 episodes)

Going Fur Gold (S1)

Prime Video:


Daisy Jones & the Six (series), based on the book by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Following the rise of rock band Daisy Jones and The Six through the ’70s LA music scene on their quest for worldwide icon status.

Read in Vanity Fair, Daisy Jones & the Six Is Getting the Band Back Together in a New Series

If you read the book, read The Ultimate Guide to All the Book vs. Show Differences in Daisy Jones & The Six.


Mariachis (season 1 premiere), When Rosendo Cuevas (Pedro Fernández) starts to show symptoms of Alzheimer’s, his family creates a mariachi group to preserve his memories.

Marlon Wayans: God Loves Me (comedy special), “If you’re looking for a good laugh, you need to watch comedian Marlon Wayans’s all-new special, where he covers everything from celebrity impressions to Will Smith’s infamous Oscars slap.


PGA Tour: Arnold Palmer Invitational – Mar 2-5

SWV & XSCAPE: The Queens of R&B (Season 1) – Mar 6, Mondays


Steve Howey and Ginger Gonzaga in the CBS series version of “True Lies.” Alan Markfield/CBS

True Lies (series premiere), on CBS and Paramount+. Helen, a language professor bored with her daily routine, makes the shocking discovery that her seemingly ordinary husband Harry is a first-class international spy for U.S. intelligence agency Omega Sector. Based on the movie with the same name.

Baby Shark’s Big Show (Season 1)
Celebrity True Crime Story (Season 1)


Survivor (Season 44), In this 63-time Emmy-nominated series, competitors are “stranded” on an island and split into teams. Castaways then compete in physical and mental challenges for food rewards and immunity from elimination. At the end, only one castaway earns the title of “Sole Survivor” and the grand-prize of $1 million. This show has been on the air for 22 years.

Waco: The Aftermath (Season 1)

Apple TV+:

The Problem with Jon Stewart (season 2B)

In Theaters:

Aubrey Plaza, Jason Statham and Bugzy Malone in Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre Photograph: Daniel Smith/AP

Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre (Action/Comedy), Special agent Orson Fortune and his team of operatives recruit one of Hollywood’s biggest movie stars to help them on an undercover mission when the sale of a deadly new weapons technology threatens to disrupt the world order. IMDb

Michael B. Jordan and Jonathan Majors in ‘Creed III‘ Eli Ade/MGM

Creed III (sports/drama), Adonis has been thriving in both his career and family life, but when a childhood friend and former boxing prodigy resurfaces, the face-off is more than just a fight. IMDb

Saban Films

Transfusion (mystery/adventure), A former Special Forces operative is thrust into the criminal underworld in a bid to prevent his only son from being taken from him.

Martyred intensity … Willem Dafoe in Inside, directed by Vasilis Katsoupis. Photograph: Heretic

Inside (drama/thriller), A high-end art thief becomes trapped inside a luxury, high-tech penthouse in New York’s Times Square after his heist doesn’t go as planned. Locked inside with nothing but priceless works of art, he must use all his cunning and invention to survive.

Kate Hudson and Michael Shannon in “A Little White Lie.”Credit…Saban Films

A Little White Lie (comedy/Indie), When a handyman living in New York City is mistaken for a famous and famously reclusive writer.

Lily McInerny, left, and Jonathan Tucker in “Palm Trees and Power Lines.”Credit…Momentum Pictures

Palm Trees and Power Lines (drama), A disconnected teenage girl enters a relationship with a man twice her age. She sees him as the solution to all her problems, but his intentions are not what they seem. IMDb

Hunt Her, Kill Her (horror), A janitor in a furniture factory finds herself in a fight for her life when she becomes the target of sinister masked intruders.

Three: What to wear

Patterned Coat or statement jacket: The transition from winter to spring is tricky when it comes to coats, but a fun pattern can brighten up your outfit. Find a pattern you love and you will enjoy wearing the jacket or coat for many years.

GETTY IMAGES: New York Fashion Week 2023 street style

For women:

Affordable Versions Of The Long Coats That Were Everywhere At NYFW. Bold colors, patterns, vintage-inspired textures and unexpected fabrics are breathing new life into this classic look.

Interest Wool Coat $246 Boden
Hooded Raincoat $48.75 at H&M


Twill Car Coat $52.50 H&M
Water-repellent Parka $96.75 at H&M

A patterned jacket: Be careful when purchasing a patterned jacket; think about how long you will enjoy wearing that pattern.

The designer Rachel Antonoff’s pasta puffer jacket has become a seasonal sensation across the country.Credit…Photo Illustration by Jessica White/The New York Times

From the New York Times, The ‘It’ Coat This Winter Is … a Pasta Puffer?

Four: What to Try

Lip Gloss Nails.

From PureWow, Lip Gloss Nails. Naked Glitter Nails. The Latest Mani Trends Are All About Subtle Shine. Lip gloss nails are basically a nude manicure lover’s dream come true. (We’re looking at you, Essie “Ballet Slippers” and OPI “Bubble Bath” fans.) Using a neutral base color and an ultra-glossy topcoat, the look is meant to mimic freshly glossed lips.

From Glamour, Lip Gloss Nails Are About to Be Everywhere

From TZR, Move Over Glazed Donut Nails — Lip Gloss Nails Are Having A Moment

Five: What to do

Celebrate Women’s History Month

Read biographies:

BostonPL_Women’s History Month: 13 Biographies By Women About Women

Support women:

From GoldBelly, Legendary Female Food Makers. Celebrate our legendary female food makers! At Goldbelly, we work with 125+ women-led shops, run by some of the most talented food makers in the country who fill our hearts (and our bellies) with inspiration every single day.

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