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What We're Buying Our Dads for Father's Day

Jun/10/2014 at 07:02 PM ET

Father’s Day is Sunday! What have you got planned? We always struggle to find the right gift for the top guys in our lives, but this year, we’re hoping that our picks walk that dad-approved line of well-priced, cool, useful and not too fancy. See below for our picks — unless you’re a style editor dad, in which case: no peeking!

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Gisele Bündchen Is the New Face of Chanel No. 5

May/26/2014 at 12:08 PM ET

Gisele Chanel No. 5Getty

What do Brad Pitt and Gisele Bündchen have in common? (Besides their bronzed, tawny beauty, super-hot spouses and glamorous jet-setting careers, of course.) They will both have fronted ad campaigns for Chanel No. 5. The supermodel is taking over for the actor as the face of the famous fragrance, according to reports.

Bündchen has been a face of Chanel beauty for more than a year now, most recently appearing in ads for the line’s Les Beiges cosmetics. And now, WWD reports, the model has filmed an ad for the scent in Sagaponack, N.Y. with A-list director Baz Luhrmann (who also directed Nicole Kidman’s 2005 spot for Chanel No. 5). According to Chanel, Bündchen was tapped for her “natural beauty and modern femininity,” WWD says.

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The ad won’t arrive until later this year but we’re sincerely hoping it’s in the vein of Pitt’s black-and-white, deeply philosophical ad from last year. Nothing would be better than watching Bündchen ponder the meaning of life while being directed by the master of whimsy, Baz Luhrmann.

What do you think of the model’s new gig? What do you hope to see from the ad?

–Alex Apatoff

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Christy Turlington and Husband Ed Burns Star in New Calvin Klein Ads (and Remind Us How Gorgeous They Are)

May/09/2014 at 02:08 PM ET

Every time we see a photo of Christy Turlington, we say the same thing: “That woman never ages.” (Check her out next to her younger self and you’ll see what we’re talking about.) The supermodel, 45 (!), continues to prove that theory true in her latest campaign for Calvin Klein. The best part? She stars alongside her sexy actor husband, Ed Burns.

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Mother's Day Gift Ideas: For the Rockin' Mom Who Loves a Good Cause

May/08/2014 at 02:03 PM ET

Elton John Aids foundation candleCourtesy: Elton John Aids foundation; Inset: Getty

There are a couple one-size-fits-all gifts for Mother’s Day that are practically guaranteed to be a hit, no matter the mother. Beautiful fresh flowers, a heartfelt card, a round-trip ticket somewhere tropical, all expenses paid and a beautiful candle all fall on that list.

This year, the Elton John AIDS Foundation may make just that candle. Sir Elton John’s Woodside Candle is a collaboration between the mega-selling singer and NEST, one of our favorite home fragrance companies, which is inspired by the flowers (including hyacinth, freesia, rose, and jasmine) at his England estate.

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“The projects we do with Laura Slatkin and NEST Fragrances are very special to me because they allow me to take my love of home décor and put it to use for the cause I care about most: ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic,” said John in a statement. “I love the Woodside Garden candle because I feel that its delicate floral scents and vibrant colors symbolize hope, inspiration and renewal. I just know that Woodside Garden would be a gift every mother would love!”

Know a woman who might love this as a gift? It’s $38 for 8 oz. (or 50 hours of burn time) at NestFragrances.com. Tell us: What are you getting your mom for Mother’s Day?

–Alex Apatoff

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This Multitasking Perfume Will Change Your Spring and Summer (Maybe Even Your Life)

Apr/21/2014 at 06:00 AM ET

File this under: Why the heck didn’t someone invent this sooner?! It’s fragrance that doubles as a bug spray. No terrible smell (the scent is light and floral), no chemicals, no DEET, but it magically repels insects including mosquitos as well as all those heavy-duty stinky repellants. We’re loading up on this perfume now and hoping to make it through the next few months without a single mosquito bite — and no gagging over the smell of bug spray — which will be a first.

Click here to pick up the full-size or bag-size bottle of insect repellant (both are TSA-friendly).

We know, the price isn’t exactly super-cheap compared to the bug sprays you’d find at a drugstore, but this isn’t an apples-to-apples comparison. Aromaflage is so much more than your average insect repellant. And, really, we’d gladly pay extra to not have to choose between pesky bug bites and dousing ourselves in terrible-smelling, bad-for-us-chemical-laden spray. Plus, if you’re a first-time Joyus shopper, you can get 15% off everything in your cart by entering STYLE15 at checkout. Oh, and did we mention you get free shipping for orders over 50 bucks?

–Zoë Ruderman

Matthew McConaughey Is Still Wearing His True Detective Pants (and More Fun Facts You Didn't Know About the Dolce & Gabbana Spokesman)

Apr/08/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

Matthew McConaugheyJason Merritt/WireImage

Between winning the Best Actor Oscar for Dallas Buyers Club, stealing Wolf of Wall Street with less than six minutes of screen time and starring in the critically-acclaimed HBO show, True Detective, Matthew McConaughey is having the best year ever. So when we received an email asking us if we wanted to interview him about being the face of Dolce & Gabbana “The One” fragrance, we responded (say it with us now) “Alright, alright, alright!”

The actor (at the extreme height of what we’re calling McConaugheCool) was a pure delight on the phone — and we learned so many candid tidbits during our phone chat that we had to list them out for you. (P.S.: The photo at left was taken during our conversation. Okay, fine, there’s no proof of that, but it was the same day — so just go with it.)

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Miranda Kerr Is the New Face of Escada's Fragrance: Read Her First Exclusive Interview

Mar/21/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

Miranda KerrCourtesy Escada

She has her own line of beauty products, huge new campaigns with H&M, Clear Haircare and Reebok and now she’s just been named the face of Escada’s fall fragrance “Joyful.” Yes, Miranda Kerr is everywhere. We caught up with the supermodel to get some insight on her latest brand collaboration (finally, we could get our questions about her perfume-spraying routine answered!).

“I like to spritz on the ends of my hair, and also on my clothing before I get dressed,” Kerr tells PEOPLE. “Just a little spritz on my clothing. It’s a subtle way when you enter the room for people to feel your presence, but not be overwhelmed by it.”

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The supermodel added that her involvement with the brand’s new scent (out this fall) has reminded her or her childhood. “I remember playing with my mother’s perfumes. She had quite a collection. On her dresser she had all the different perfumes. It was her thing. I didn’t really get my own perfume until I was older, maybe in my teens [but I] remember using rose oils and sandalwood oil — mixing those two together. I liked that balance of the fresh flowers with something that’s very grounding. I think that’s a nice mix of freshness and strength.” Read More

 

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