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TT Vol. 69
Squid Game, The Farmers Market Global, Entireworld, The Row PF22 & Celebrity Plugs
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Over the past 1.5 weeks, every night after putting Noemi to bed we’ve spent time watching Netflix’s dystopian sensation Squid Game. The premise:
Hundreds of cash-strapped players accept a strange invitation to compete in children's games. Inside, a tempting prize awaits — with deadly high stakes.
It is set in South Korea with Korean dialogue, other than some laughably absurd VIPs that show up in later episodes speaking English. The Americans are portrayed as rich, fat and uncultured, which we’re guessing is the stereotype over there. Perhaps retribution for how Asians have been portrayed in American movies over the years. The Korean cast, unlike the American actors, is excellent.
It’s also interesting that a show with such strong roots in East Asia took off over here in the US. With a vast trove of data and plenty of subtitled content, Netflix is getting better at spreading content around the globe.
Love the logo cap the collaborated on, but they are sold out in all colors. Would also love to know how they were able to license the Nike logo on these!
Sad news out of LA - colorful basics brand Entireworld is winding down operations after failing to find a successful financial backer.
They seemingly had a lot of momentum: cozy WFH outfits took off during COVID, which for Entireworld culminated in a coveted concept store at Nordstrom. And yet the financial reality eventually outpaced the hype behind the brand. Designing and producing garments is a difficult, low margin business, and to do so without a plan to turn profitable is risky. We’re sad for Scott Sternberg (who really seems to have the worst luck) and the Entireworld team and hope they all land on their feet soon.
The Olsen twins introduced their Pre-Fall 2022 collection for The Row last week. Many of the looks featured blazers worn in reverse, with the button closure on the spine:
Raquel has always been one to reverse her tops and wear backwards, when the mood strikes, though it’s unclear if she inspired the The Row twins. Don’t overlook the accessories here, as there are plenty of dangly pouches for your AirPods and hand sanitizer.
Raquel really likes this high necked rainbow tee but we can only assume it will cost $5,000 as The Row always seems to charge outrageous prices for its simpler pieces.
Ben Affleck has been in the news a lot over the past year or so, mostly for being himself and not for his work. Getting back together with Jennifer Lopez really supercharged this, as did photos like this, this and this.
We were speculating whether he had any work done over the years (inconclusive) which lead to a treasure trove of male celebrity hair plug articles like this one. Even George Clooney! With hair transplant surgery “only” costing ~$15K it’s almost surprising that more actors haven’t undergone treatment.
Raquel & Chris
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