You must remember this

I’m late to the party, but now I’m hooked on the Hollywood history podcast, You Must Remember This. Veronica Lake, Bette Davis, Peg Entwhistle, Jean Harlow, Gene Tierney, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly pre-Monaco, Bacall post-Bogie, and most of all Joan Crawford, are all lodged in my head.

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Most of all what’s clear are the repeating patterns: Jean Harlow and Marilyn Monroe; Peg Entwhistle and Bette Davis; alcoholism; poor relationship choices (mainly Sinatra).

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Listen in and get ready to fire up your Netflix.

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Get travelling

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Fascinated by this video collection called The Sari Series, which shows you how saris are worn differently across the subcontinent. The aim is to remind younger women how versatile the garment is, how they can mound it to their own style and how it doesn’t have to be relegated to occasion wear.87738174-A991-48E4-AB2A-82EE7B7A46D2

You can search by region, and again there are several styles that are standard here, with some styles that cross state. “borders”.

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For anyone who’s followed Instagram feeds and wondered what the different style names refer to, this is your guide.

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Cosying in

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The day after Christmas is for diamond earrings, bubble and squeak, the Racing Post, a bit of jazz:

and a velvet lounging dress.

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Some or all of the above may be true. Photos from Christies (diamonds) and Kate Strasdin (velvet).