If we’re being honest, we should say that the first thing we thought when we saw these gorgeous personalized pendants on Joyus.com was not, This will make a great Mother’s Day gift. The first thought was actually, We want one for ourselves. Which is why we plan to order two of the handmade necklaces this week. (Especially since, with our exclusive discount, the necklace comes in at under $75.)
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Eating chocolate in your underwear is a pretty good way to pass the time — and it seems Victoria’s Secret Angels (including Karlie Kloss, Lily Aldrige and Candice Swanepoel) agree with us on that count. In this cute video, the lingerie-clad supermodels indulge in treats from the seven-piece Vosges Haut Chocolate collection, which you can get free in Victoria’s Secret stores with any purchase over $75. And because we wanted more dirt on how an Angel spends Valentine’s Day, we spoke with the lovely Swanepoel about how she likes to celebrate.
Q: Have you ever had a bad Valentine’s Day?
A: I have been disappointed before, but I think every girl has been at some point or another.
Q: Lingerie, chocolate or flowers?
A: Any of those are great. I like surprises! I do love flowers and chocolates though — they’re just a nice, simple treat.
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Hats off to Kate Winslet for making the act of giving that much more beautiful. After lending her voice to the documentary A Mother’s Courage: Talking Back to Autism, Winslet founded the Golden Hat Foundation, named after a featured poem of the same name.
“Lancôme has given me the strength to go all the way, and I know this will open many doors,” the brand ambassadress says of the company’s Golden Hat range. Comprised of holiday-ready luminous powders, moisture-rich lipsticks and five new shades of nail polish, the collection “is so stunning and gorgeous and perfect for now,” Winslet tells Stylelist. “I mean, the colors are really festive.”
Ranging from $15-$40, the products, which are embossed with the foundation’s signature hat, help to promote awareness for children afflicted with non-verbal autism. (The actress has also spearheaded a book initiative of the same name, which features a slew of celebs all wearing the same golden topper.)
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Forget little monsters: this year, Lady Gaga is recruiting little elves.
The stylish star is collaborating with Barneys New York to create the Gaga Workshop, a holiday campaign driven by the pop icon’s personal take on Santa’s workshop. The entire fifth floor of New York’s iconic Madison Avenue Barneys store (plus the building’s street-level windows) will be decorated with her whimsical creations, made with the help of Mugler creative director (and friend) Nicola Formichetti and artists from Assume Vivid Astro Focus.
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Valentine’s Day is more than just a Hallmark occasion for Adriana Lima, whose anniversary with NBA star husband Marko Jaric is February 14. The new mom shared with PEOPLE recently just how she keeps the holiday special—and seriously sexy! Instead of grand gestures, the Victoria’s Secret Angel prefers to focus on the intimate details, confessing that the sexiest fragrance is, “the scent of skin” and that music by composer Michael Galasso gets her in a romantic mood. While good lingerie is paramount (she likes the Victoria’s Secret Love Balconet push up bra paired with a black lace thong), Lima is less interested in her outfit, explaining, “What’s worn on top is not important, since it won’t be on for long.” But regardless of racy rationalizations, the star is still a traditionalist. “I would love my husband to propose to marry me again,” she admits, “With a ring and everything.” And the age-old rivalry of flowers versus candy? Settled. “Both,” she says. “For me, flowers and candies should always go together.” We love a woman who knows what she wants. Check out all the Valentine’s Day offerings at victoriassecret.com. –Justine Harman, with reporting by Melissa Liebling-Goldberg
They say there is nothing sexier than a woman in love. We say there is nothing sexier than a supermodel wearing the Victoria’s Secret “Love Me” collection, reminiscing on romance past. In this exclusive behind-the-scenes video from the brand’s Valentine’s Day Collection campaign, get up close and personal with the world’s sexiest lingerie models. Whether it’s a recollection of the first time Lily Aldridge had a crush (Hint: Someone’s a NKOTB fan!) or Erin Heatherton on getting “butterflies in her stomach”, you’re sure to feel the impact of Cupid’s arrow. To hear more from the lovely ladies, including Adriana Lima and Candice Swanoepel, check out this exclusive video from behind the scenes of the brand’s Valentine’s Day collection shoot. And to shop the “Love Me” collection, click here!—Justine Harman