Dolly Parton’s Christmas On The Square Has Holiday Sparkle, High Fashion & That “Dolly Charm”



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DOLLY PARTON’S CHRISTMAS ON THE SQUARE (L to R) DOLLY PARTON as ANGEL in DOLLY PARTON’S CHRISTMAS ON THE SQUARE Cr. COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2020

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The holidays came early thanks to Netflix’s Christmas special Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square, a musical that sees the singer-actress-humanitarian as a literal angel. Following the story of Fullerville — a small town whose residents are threatened to be evicted by Regina (played by Christine Baranski), a Grinch-like character who returns home after the death of her father — Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square costumes feature winter-appropriate sweaters and holiday colors and prints. The film’s costume designer Provi Fulp, who calls the musical the “Fame of Christmas movies,” wanted it to feel cozy with “a little bit of Dolly charm throughout.” 

“There had to be some Southern charm, because Dolly is a Southern darling, and there had to be Christmas everywhere,” she says. “We peppered colors of red and green all around and added sparkle and texture and lots of knits. And especially at the finale, I just needed a Christmas explosion, and it was so easy to do it because it was a musical and I could kind of go there.”



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Throughout the film, Parton appears in over-the-top, all-white looks, ranging from crystal-adorned mini dresses to a button-down with statement buttons and frayed, crystal-encrusted jeans — all with matching 10-inch heels and jewelry, which notably includes crystal fingerless gloves and an oversized star-shaped ring. “She had some bling all the time. She’s the queen angel,” says Fulp. “She loves to shine and is so fabulous.” While Parton’s looks were designed by her longtime creative director Steve Summers, Fulp collaborated with him to make the costumes feel “all Dolly-inspired,” especially when it came to the character of Felicity (Jeanine Mason), a (secret) angel-in-training.



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“When I was doing Jeanine’s character, who eventually turns into an angel, I wanted to make sure that I had some Dolly in the looks,” says Fulp. “[Before becoming an angel,] Felicity is very preppy. I wanted her to be very J. Crew-like and just really kind of appealing and warm and fuzzy.” To hint at her being more than Regina’s assistant, Fulp added a hidden touch: “Throughout you’ll notice she wears a little bit of sparkle on her neckline, she’ll have a little

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Bozeman’s beauty, charm being overtaken by growth | Letters

A lot is being said about the growth that is cannibalizing Bozeman. Binary ultimatums like growth vs. decay seem to promulgate the sentiment in favor of growth. Yet, growth is synonymous with wealth and wherever money is made— greed, corruption and crime follow representing the inherent decay of growth in a form of class tension between the Haves and the Have Nots.

Looking at the newly constructed buildings in Bozeman’s core, I cannot help but see its indicative old red-brick-beating heart literally turn black with the completion of each new development project. Rather than a boon the buildings seem to represent a shroud in which what was desirable will be laid to rest. The heart of Bozeman is turning black.

What is born from this hostile takeover? What did we want that wasn’t already ours? We had everything. All one needed to do was to sit still and observe the breathtaking natural beauty that has transported each soul to these pure lands.

We each belong here. But we must redefine how we belong here together. It is imperative that we acknowledge and protect our communal wealth. That we continue to create a desirable home and that we welcome those who wish to come, with a new paradigm of living not the one whence they came from. We cannot allow for guests and newcomers to unconsciously usurp the very reason they choose to come here. Recreating the corporate machine that filled them with existential dread and flooded their communities with poverty and crime. We must stand firmly in our identity as stewards of a beautiful place and continue to set strict parameters for growth so that it will continue to represent the charm and goodwill that made Bozeman unique.

Economic growth is synonymous with ecological decay, I propose we consider degrowth.

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Craig Conover’s Holiday Gift Guide Brings Southern Charm Under the Tree

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Craig Conover is ready to add some Southern Charm to your holidays.

When not filming a juicy new season of TV for Bravo, the reality star has been hard at work building his Sewing Down South empire. He’s also been preparing for a festive season with the ones he loves.

“I know we’ve all been together a lot lately, but for some reason, the time of the year just makes a big difference,” Craig exclusively shared with E! News. “I’m looking forward to getting in the kitchen with my mom, making a big dinner and then settling in to watch all the Hallmark movies.”

Until then, the designer is sharing a few gifts that will make great presents for anyone on your list. From pillows to cookware, see Craig’s picks below.

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