Notes of a Fashionista

Five on Friday

March 17, 2023

“Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.” ― Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada

One: Spring Trends: Part One

20th Century Fox

From Thrillest, How Aline Brosh McKenna Wrote One of the Best Lines of the 21st Century for ‘The Devil Wears Prada.’

The first day of spring arrives on March 20th. It is the vernal equinox, meaning there are equal hours of day and night. Therefore, the first day of spring can help us look forward to brighter and warmer days.

The beginning of a new season is a great time to explore recent trends. Spring brings us warmer days, flowers blooming, and an opportunity to dress in styles that reflect these changes.

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Two: What to watch

Sources: PureWow, Netflix Tulum, What’s on Netflix, Decider

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



Image via Netflix

The Magician’s Elephant (Animate original film) is based on two-time Newbery Award winner Kate DiCamillo’s novel of the same title. A determined boy accepts a king’s challenge to perform three impossible tasks in exchange for a magical elephant — and the chance to chase his destiny.

Noise (Spanish film), After moving his family into his childhood home, a man’s investigation into a local factory accident connected to his father unveils dark family secrets.

Still Time (Italian Romantic Comedy), Dante has a beautiful relationship with his girlfriend Alice, but he has a bad one with time. Absorbed by the many commitments of his daily life, he always arrives late and has the impression that his life is flowing too quickly. The day he turns 40, that impression becomes reality and Dante finds himself jumping forward from year to year, no longer having any control over his life.

In His Shadow (French Thriller), After the death of their father, two half-brothers find themselves on opposite sides of an escalating conflict with tragic consequences.



Shadow and Bone (fantasy/drama series, season 2), On the run after the showdown with Kirigan, Alina and Mal find new allies — and face heartrending choices — in their quest for more mythical amplifiers. The hit Netflix fantasy series is based on Leigh Bardugo’s bestselling novels. From People, ‘Shadow and Bone’ Season 2: Everything to Know

Dance 100, Vying to win a $100,000 prize, eight choreographers must create increasingly complex routines for an ever-growing number of elite dancers — who are also the judges. The show is hosted by fitness instructor Ally Love.

The Law of the Jungle (Mexican Reality), In the middle of the jungle, twelve athletes must work as a team, or sabotage each other for a cut of a jackpot. It’s a fierce competition, both mentally and physically, in which every player has their price.

Maestro in Blue (Netflix original) is a Greek crime mystery series about a musician who goes to lead a festival on a scenic island, where he begins an unexpected romance and finds himself entwined in other people’s problems.

Sky High: The Series (Spanish thriller based on the Netflix original movie), When her husband dies, Sole decides that the best way to take care of her son is to become a crime boss — even if that means being her father’s enemy.

Agent Elvis (Season 1), Elvis Presley trades in his white jumpsuit in this animated spy-thriller series.


Money Shot: The Pornhub Story, Featuring interviews with performers, activists and past employees, this documentary offers a deep dive into the successes and scandals of Pornhub.

Caught Out: Crime. Corruption. Cricket, Indian documentary looking into cricket’s biggest match-fixing scandal.


(L-R): Carrie Coon as Jean Cole and Keira Knightley as Loretta McLaughlin in 20th Century Studios’ BOSTON STRANGLER, exclusively on Hulu. Photo by Claire Folger. © 2022 20th Century Studios. All Rights Reserved.

Boston Strangler (Hulu Original film), Based on the infamous true story of the Boston Strangler murders, this Hulu Original crime drama film tells the story of Loretta McLaughlin (Keira Knightley), the first reporter to connect the 13 murders committed by the Strangler and break the story. She and fellow reporter Jean Cole (Carrie Coon) were ahead of their time in the early 1960s, as they challenged sexism, uncovered corruption, and put their own lives at risk to protect women, pursue the investigation, and reveal the truth regarding the city of Boston’s most notorious serial killer. Immerse yourself in the full heart-pounding story by watching Boston Strangler when it premieres this March.

From People, The True Story Behind Hulu’s ‘Boston Strangler’

Good Trouble (drama series, season 5 premiere),“Good Trouble” follows Callie and Mariana as they embark on the next adventure in their lives in Los Angeles.

National Geographic Investigates: Colombian Guerilla Gold (special premiere), Mariana Van Zeller risks all to uncover the dark world of gold mining in Colombia. 


The Edge and Bono of U2 visit the site of a mass grave by the Church of St. Andrew Pervozvannoho All Saints in the Ukrainian town of Bucha, near Kyiv on May 8, 2022.Genya Savilov/AFP/GI

Bono & The Edge: A Sort of Homecoming, with David Letterman (docu-special/premiere), David Letterman joins U2 musicians Bono and The Edge for a concert performance during his first visit to Dublin.The premiere is coinciding with U2’s highly anticipated album “Songs Of Surrender” ― a collection of 40 seminal U2 songs from across the band’s catalog, re-recorded and reimagined. 

Turning the Tables with Robin Roberts (season 2 premiere)

Prime Video:

A tidal wave hits a high school reunion in Class of ’07. John Platt/Amazon Prime Video

Class of ‘07 (original comedy post-apocalyptic series), “It’s an Australian series about an all-girls school that is having their 10-year reunion, I guess in 2017, because they were Class of ’07. An apocalyptic wave hits where their reunion is, and they are stranded. It turns into fun Yellowjackets and fun Lord of the Flies with 2000s music and memories and in-girl fighting. That is tailor-made for me and 100% my jam.Jordan Crucchiola

Dominique Fishback in “Swarm” Courtesy of Prime Video

Swarm (thriller series), An obsessed, Houston-based fan goes to increasingly violent lengths for her favourite R&B singer. The series is created by Donald Glover and Janine Nabers. Starring Dominique Fishback, Chloe Bailey and Damson Idris and more, Swarm follows a young woman who’s obsessed with a fictional pop star, with the show exploring her fandom and how it takes her to “dark, unexpected places.” CHILDISH GAMBINO SHARES NEW SONG SNIPPET IN ‘SWARM’ TEASERS

Dom (crime/drama series, season 2), Follows Victor, a police officer who dedicated his life to fight the narcotraffic war and to help his son Pedro, a drug addict who became one of the most wanted criminals in Brazil. in Portuguese with subtitles IMDb

Angel Flight (drama series), Angel Flight follows a group of specialists who take up a very special job. They ensure the deceased make it back to their homeland. Nami Izawa (Ryoko Yonekura) is the president of the company, and she’s running it while being a single mother. She does have a team of employees to help her.

Daisy Jones and the Six (Episodes 7 & 8)

Carnival Row (series finale)


Beach Cottage Chronicles (Season 2), Experts analyze the intentional architecture and inspired design behind beach huts and lakeside retreats, with comments from owners and architects on how the architecture was influenced by the landscape and waterways.

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed (Documentary film, Premiere on 3/19/23), From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Laura Poitras (HBO and Participant’s “Citizenfour”) All the Beauty and the Bloodshed is an epic, emotional and interconnected story about internationally renowned artist and activist Nan Goldin. The story is told through her slideshows, intimate interviews, ground-breaking photography, and rare footage of her personal fight to hold the Sackler family accountable for the opioid overdose crisis. Nominated for Best Documentary Feature Academy Award.


Photo: Peacock

Queens Court (season 1, episodes 1-10 Peacock Original), a reality dating series hosted by power couple Holly Robinson and Rodney Peete guiding the Queens to find love. Queens Court will follow three famous, single women looking for love. The 10-episode series will feature Braxton, Lozada and Nivea as they search for a significant other that can handle living under the public eye and who can handle their success, fame and fortune.

Apple TV+:

Matthew Rhys (far left, with Heather Graham and, center and far right, Alexander Sokovikov and Noel Arthur), praised Burns’s ability to “view the world from many different perspectives.”Credit…Apple TV+

Extrapolations (limited drama series), “The series, which features a large, illustrious cast — top names include Edward Norton and Meryl Streep — conjures eight hours of drama, science fiction and some occasional comedy from the subject of global warming.New York Times 

Monster Factory (6 episode documentary series) is the story of misfit dreamers at a wrestling school on the outskirts of a gritty New Jersey factory town who, with the help of their tough yet loving coach, fight for their big break as professional wrestlers.

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse (Oscar-winning animated short)

In Theaters:


Shazam! Fury of the Gods (action/adventure), Bestowed with the powers of the gods, Billy Batson and his fellow foster kids are still learning how to juggle teenage life with their adult superhero alter egos. 

Moving On (comedy), Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin star as estranged friends who reunite to seek revenge on the petulant widower (Malcolm McDowell) of their recently deceased best friend. Along the way, Fonda’s character reunites with her great love (Richard Roundtree) as each woman learns to make peace with the past and each other. Rotten Tomatoes

(L-R) Kimberly Elise, Deon Cole, and Loretta Devine in A Snowy Day In Oakland.  People Of Culture Studios

A Snowy Day in Oakland (comedy), A beautiful psychologist from San Francisco decides to end a stalled romance with her high-profile psychiatrist boyfriend and business partner.

Photo courtesy Saban Films

Supercell (action/drama), In order to follow the footsteps of his father who was a legendary storm chaser, a teenage boy leaves his mother and runs away from his home.

Three: What to wear

Slip on Boots:


From People, These ‘Waterproof’ Chelsea Boots Remind Us of a Pair Oprah Wore — and They’re Up to 69% Off

Blundstone’s Chelsea boots can be identified by logos subtly embossed on their soles and embroidered on their pull-on straps.Credit…Blundstone

From The New York Times, Have You Clocked These Boots?

For women:




Four: What to Try

Shepard’s Pie

From Food Network: Shepherd’s Pie

Vegetarian option from pinch of yum, Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie

Or try one of these 47 Irish recipes, 47 Best St. Patrick’s Day Foods for the Ultimate Party Menu

Five: What to do

Celebrate Women’s History Month

Read a book written by a woman about a woman’s story. I recently finished this book and enjoyed the story and the thoughtful topics addressed in the story.

$26.97 at

From The Guardian (2022), Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus review – the right comic formula.

From The New York Times, Beneath Its Pink Cover, ‘Lessons in Chemistry’ Offers a Story About Power. “The best-selling debut author Bonnie Garmus created Elizabeth Zott, a chemist battling a sexist 1950s establishment, as the role model she craved — and found that readers wanted the same.

Apple TV+ is creating a show based on the book. Apple TV+ shares first look at “Lessons in Chemistry,” new drama series starring and executive produced by Academy Award winner Brie Larson.

“Lessons in Chemistry” is a new drama series starring and executive produced by Brie Larson.

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