Notes of a Fashionista

Five on Friday

March 24, 2023

I’m A Very Needy Person And I Am Deeply, Deeply Insecure. ― Tanya McQuoid (“The Lotus-Eaters,” S1.E5)

One: Hate-watching shows

What kind of shows do you watch? Reality? Drama? Comedy? With the popularity and ease of streaming, there are too many options to watch. In addition, most of us need more time to watch everything available. Therefore, wasting time on irksome shows can be frustrating for many viewers. Did you ever stop watching a show because the characters were too annoying? Or do you enjoy watching characters that we love to hate?

Read about it:

Two: What to watch

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

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



Carol (2015) – Romance starring Cate Blanchett.

I See You (2019) – Helen Hunt stars in this teen horror movie.

Chor Nikal Ke Bhaga (Indian action movie), A flight attendant and her boyfriend must steal a cache of diamonds to clear an old debt — but the plan spins into mayhem when their plane is hijacked.


We Lost Our Human (Season 1), Interactive animated comedy adventure about two pets who wake up one day to discover that every human on Earth has disappeared!

The Night Agent – Picture. Netflix

The Night Agent (season 1), While monitoring an emergency line, a vigilant FBI agent answers a call that plunges him into a deadly conspiracy involving a mole at the White House. Adaptation of the novel by Matthew Quirk about a low-level FBI agent thrust into a conspiracy.

Love Is Blind (season 4 – new episodes weekly), More single people who are ready to prioritize love over looks hit the pods to flirt, fall, and — if they’re lucky — find someone they want to marry. From Marie Claire, ‘Love Is Blind’ Season 4: Everything We Know


Waco: American Apocalypse (series), This docuseries includes never-before-seen material from the infamous 51-day standoff between federal agents and a heavily armed religious group in 1993.


Patrick Harbron/Hulu

Up Here (rom-com musical series, complete season 1, Hulu Original), Set in New York City in 1999, Lindsay and Miguel fall in love and discover that the single greatest obstacle to finding happiness together might just be themselves — and the memories, obsessions, fears, and fantasies that lives inside their heads.

The Lesson is Murder (complete docuseries), Psychological criminologist and ex-FBI special agent Dr. Bryanna Fox and her class of graduate students study convicted murderers; they evaluate their personality traits and develop psychological profiles.


Star Wars: The Mandalorian: Chapter 20 *Disney+ Original

Prime Video:

Top Gun: Maverick (2022 film)

Nope (2022 film)

Reggie Jackson in ‘Reggie’ (Image credit: Prime Video via YouTube)

Reggie The new documentary from BRON Studios, Delirio Films, and Red Crown Productions examines the career and legacy of one of baseball’s most influential superstars—Reggie Jackson


Image credit: Legion-Media

Succession (Season 4 premiere on 3/26/23), The final season. From NPR, ‘Succession’ returns for a fourth and final season of family back-stabbing

Only You: The Animated Shorts Collections, the release of 5-7 minute animated short films from 12 underrepresented artists.


The young stars of ‘Yellowjackets’ in season two COURTESY OF KAILEY SCHWERMAN/SHOWTIME

Yellowjackets (season 2 premiere, streams 3/24 and airs 3/26 at 9 pm), Wildly talented high school girls’ soccer players descend into savage clans after their plane crashes in the remote northern wilderness. Twenty-five years later, they discover that what began in the wild is far from over.


Image via Paramount+

March 26th: Rabbit Hole (thriller series), Nothing is what it seems when John Weir, a master of deception in the world of corporate espionage, is framed for murder by powerful forces with the ability to influence and control populations.

Apple TV+:

My Kind of Country (music competition series), Trailblazing new artists scouted by Jimmie Allen, Mickey Guyton and Orville Peck participate in a life-changing competition. Apple TV+ Press

In Theaters:

Lionsgate / Courtesy Everett Collection

John Wick: Chapter 4 (action/Neo-noir), With the price on his head ever increasing, legendary hit man John Wick takes his fight against the High Table global as he seeks out the most powerful players in the underworld, from New York to Paris to Japan to Berlin.

Florence Pugh as Allison in ‘A Good Person’

A Good Person (drama), Follows Allison, whose life falls apart following her involvement in a fatal accident. Written, directed, and produced by Zach Braff

‘An underdog story’: Sally Hawkins as Philippa Langley meets Harry Lloyd’s Richard III in The Lost King. Photograph: Graeme Hunter

The Lost King (drama/comedy), Guided by instinct and spectral visions, an ambitious writer and amateur historian defies the academic establishment to unearth Richard III’s long-missing remains in a Leicester car park.

Three: *What to wear

*In this section, I report on trends that are popular on social media and that are in fashion media. My recommendation is to only purchases trends you truly love and see yourself wearing for many years.

Trends we love to hate:

Photo-Illustration: by The Cut; Photos: Getty Images

From The Cut, Dressing Like the Michelin Man Is In. Ready or not, the fashion world now pronounces luxe and lush as “padded” and “pillowy.” 

One of the most popular puffy products is the MSCHF big red boots. I have seen these red boots all over Instagram. Are they the new, expensive crocs?

MSCHF/Garrett Bruce

The boot retails for $350 at MSCHF, but it is currently sold out.

From Vogue, Why Is Everyone Wearing These Cartoonish Red Boots?

Four: What to Try

Get up early.

From Fortune, Waking up at 5 a.m. every day could improve your life—here’s how to make it work for you. The early morning wakeup has even become a TikTok trend coined the “five-to-nine before the nine-to-five,” where video montages illustrate a slow morning aesthetic of self-affirmations, workouts, and maybe even a head start into planning for the work day. 

Pros: Benders-Hadi recommends we all be honest about whether a few more hours in the morning will improve our well-being. For those who work better without distractions, in a quieter environment, or who need a longer self-care routine to feel productive during the day, getting up early can help. 

Cons: “If getting up at 5 a.m. every morning creates a barrier to you getting enough restful sleep, don’t do it,” says Benders-Hadi. 

I don’t think I could wake up at 5 AM every day, but I do like waking up early to sit and enjoy my first cup of coffee. “Mornings are for coffee and contemplation.” Stranger Things’ Chief Hopper 

Sipping coffee slowly from my smug mug.

Five: What to do

Celebrate Women’s History Month

Watch award-nominated and award-winning performances:

Michelle Yeoh in Everything Everywhere All At Once (Allyson Riggs/A24)

 Stream it on Showtime.


 Stream it on Peacock Rent it on AmazonApple TVGoogle PlayVudu and YouTube.

Angela Bassett in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (COURTESY OF WALT DISNEY PICTURES/MARVEL STUDIOS)

Stream on Disney+

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