With pop music’s steady stream of one-hit wonders, auto-tuned rhapsodies and borrowed beats, spotting true talent has become as difficult as walking through the packed clubs that blast the tunes. Enter The Wanted, the latest UK-to-LA musical export.
The most wonderful sentence to hear from a loved one is, “I love you.” Yet, it could also be used to manipulate someone in order to control them or acquire something from them. So how could a phrase be so beautiful and at the same time possibly so dark? Well, it depends on the deliverer of the message, of course.
In the summer of 2005, 22-year-old Brit Marling sat down at her computer to write an email to Goldman Sachs. The Georgetown grad had just been offered a full-time job by the prestigious investment bank, where she’d interned the previous summer. “Thanks, but no thanks,” she typed. “I’m going to be an artist. Brit.”
Rule No. 1 to being a gentleman: Always grab the check. These fashionable guys embrace the motto, pulling out their coolest checked and plaid suits. Whether it’s a subtle grey pattern, as seen on Armani’s spring 2013 runway, or the bolder crosshatching of Brooks Brothers, these jackets and suits seamlessly combine power and style — and expertly transition from the office to cocktail hour.
It was a fashion and fundraising wonderland May 30 as the Service Club of Chicago held its yearly hat luncheon at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago (160 E. Pearson), themed The Mad Hatter. More than 450 of the city’s stylish ladies topped off their cocktail attire with elaborate fedoras, fascinators, cartwheels, pillboxes and even one of McQueen’s famous beehive hats for an afternoon that gave the Kentucky Derby a run for its millinery money — thanks in no small part to local hatter Loreta Corsetti, whose brims were featured on models and in an auction.