This is an excellent, old, but new to me, longread about how this family needed more income to be able to pay their mortgage, so their house played Peyton’s house on One Tree Hill. At first, it’s just the front two rooms. Then the crew increasingly takes over more and more of their spaces. It reads like a horror movie.
2. The Baroness isn’t the one who tells Maria that the Captain’s in love with her. There is no passive-aggressive kiss-off of “you’ll make a very fine nun,” which Eleanor Parker delivered with the greatest line reading in cinematic history as she eagerly helped a chagrined Maria flee back to the chaste walls of the abbey.
Eight years after its launch, PurseForum remains one of the most active shopping communities on the web. We meet a few of its most loyal members, whose closets contain millions of dollars worth of handbags.
This really is a must-read whether you have accidentally stumbled onto PurseForum or this is batshit new to you.
To an outsider, the thing that is most striking about the PurseForum is the amount of wealth that is on display. Anh Vu Yu, a 40-year-old from Houston, Texas who has been a PurseForum member since 2006, became a star amongst the community when she posted multiple photos of the closet built for her Hermès collection. “My most prized bag is not just one bag; it is my entire Hermès collection that was a gift from my husband,” she says. “When I built my home, I had my dream closet custom made to showcase all of my babies.” (See it all here.) Vu Yu currently owns about 50 bags, 25 of which are Hermès. “My bag collection used to consist of trendy It bags in my 20s and early 30s,” she says. “I’ve since downsized on the It bags. Now I mostly have Hermès Birkins and Kellys, as well as Chanel classic flap bags.”
The reason Juliette Barnes has taken center stage on Nashville is simple: She fucks up more often, and more spectacularly, and this makes her a lot more interesting (and relatable) than the preternaturally grounded Rayna. A lot of Nashville fans hate that it has become a big-hatted version of Dynasty, but I like that this show is the rare 21st-century serialized drama that isn’t apologetic about embracing full-on melodrama. Focusing on Juliette has made this shift in tone feel natural, if not inevitable — when she feels, she can’t help but feel big, whether it’s over [SPOILER ALERT] the death of her mother or the disappearance of her precious bean dip. But she is not a caricature. She’s as multidimensional as any character on TV right now. Like Don Draper, Juliette Barnes is the product of self-invention, a glamorous façade hiding a wounded, lonely soul fueled by the bottomless resentment that comes from being raised in poverty by deadbeat parents. Like Walter White, she has built an empire by exploiting those who underestimate her ruthlessness.