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Gisele Bundchen Becomes Face of Chanel No. 5

Gisele BundchenGisele Bundchen has been named the new face of Chanel No. 5 perfume.

The Brazilian supermodel will take over from Brad Pitt to front the scent, and has been filming an advert with Baz Luhrmann to promote it in Sagaponack, New York state.

According to WWD, Gisele was chosen to represent the brand because of her "natural beauty and modern femininity." After initial filming last week, the model will film further shots in New York City.

Baz is also no stranger to directing adverts for Chanel No. 5 as he previously helmed a 2004 campaign for the fragrance featuring Nicole Kidman. Victoria's Secret beauty Gisele, who has two children - Benjamin, four, and 17-month-old Vivian - with her husband, NFL star Tom Brady, may be an internationally famous model, but she's not afraid to muck in and clean out the chicken run at her home in Los Angeles. "I have a beautiful garden where I raise chickens. We have very little waste because the chickens eat all of the vegetable scraps, and anything they won't eat, I put in my compost pile with the chicken poo," she explained.


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Marc Jacobs to Sell Fragrance for Tweets

Marc Jacobs Daisy fragranceWho needs cash when you have a Twitter account?

So says execs for the upcoming Marc Jacobs pop-up shop for New York Fashion Week, anyway. Appropriately titled the Daisy Marc Jacobs Tweet Shop, the company will offer visitors goods in exchange for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook posts with the hashtag "#MJDaisyChain." So while it may be considered free by American monetary standards, the Marc Jacobs products will be paid for with social networking fare.

The shop - which will be open from February 7 to February 9 - comes complete with a lounge, a Daisy photo booth (for your Instagram, of course!), drinks, and Wi-Fi (naturally).

Additionally, "he most creative social media posts" will win Marc Jacobs accessories throughout the day. Sounds like a good deal for any fashionista!

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First Look: Beyonce’s New Fragrance Campaign

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Beyonce's Rise fragrance

Since you're probably currently listening to Beyonce's new album and will be watching her upcoming Grammy Awards performance this Sunday, why not smell like her latest fragrance, too?

The iTunes record-breaking mother of one has just unveiled the latest advertising campaign for her new perfume, Rise. Naturally, she looks both amazingly fierce and seductively beautiful in the image, which was crafted by film director Jake Nava. “The spirit of Rise encourages women to be all that we are,” Beyonce said of her fragrance, which contains hints of apricot, iced basil sorbet, and orchid.

Beyonce Rise will hit stores next month - just in time for Valentine's Day!

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Items Du Jour: Britney Goes Platinum, Tyra’s War on “Plus-Size” Term

Kim Kardashian+ The Kardashian trio unveiled their latest clothing collection, which they launched in collaboration with British retailer Lipsy. Unsurprisingly, Kourtney, Kim, and Khloe model off their floral, curve-hugging dresses in the adverts for the line (perhaps it's the only way they'd be able to sell it?). Major kudos that they're not of the typical sequined and glittery New Year's Eve dress fare, but at the same time, I can't imagine women flocking to the stores (or in Americans' cases, online store) for a summery frock when they're looking for something festive.

+ Britney Spears surprised fans with a Twitter photo showcasing her new hair color: platinum blonde. Love it or leave it?

+ Tyra Banks seems to have joined Jennifer Lawrence in the war against negative body image words, claiming that she refuses to utter "plus-size," instead opting for "fiercely real." Not sure how quickly the latter will catch on, but it's a start!

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One Direction Have Fastest Selling Perfume of 2013

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One Direction perfume, Our MomentOne Direction's perfume Our Moment has become the fastest selling perfume of the year.

The "Little Things" boy band - consisting of Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson - are once again smelling sweet success as their first ever fragrance, marketed towards their ever-loyal female fan base, has sold more than any other scents in 2013 in the UK. Our Moment is also retail chain The Perfume Shop's best selling fragrance in history and the company was even forced to bring in extra staff to meet demand from the group's obsessed admirers.

"The success of Our Moment is something One Direction are very proud of. The incredible level of sales we've seen so far of Our Moment and the overwhelming feedback given by fans is a reflection of the band's involvement in every stage of its creation and their desire to make a personal and unique product for their fans," said Faye Langworthy of One Direction's management firm, Modest! Management.

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Taylor Swift: Perfume Captures My Personality

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Taylor SwiftTaylor Swift believes her perfume captures her "personality."

The 23-year-old singer is preparing to release her new scent Taylor by Taylor Swift this month and insists she's stepped away from the "romantic kind" of aroma, creating her third fragrance to represent her progression in life: "For me, it's sort of who I am and embodies my personality and my style. There's been sort of a progression between fantasy and reality, and I think this perfume just really follows that progression. It would take place in my day-to-day life if that makes sense."

The "I Knew You Were Trouble" hitmaker - who is currently on her RED tour with Ed Sheeran - is also beginning to think about starting a new record, but is taking a few months off from penning tracks to give her mind a break from the pressure. "I'm getting ready to start thinking about it. Because my record, it just came out and I'm trying to give my mind a second to like, 'OK,' because when I write a record, I write until I cannot write anymore, I drive myself crazy and then finally the album comes out and I give myself a few months off, so I'm still in that time," she explained.


Items Du Jour: Rihanna on Vogue, Lana Del Rey for H&M

Miley Cyrus+ Angelina Jolie was photographed on her way to meeting Turkish leaders to discuss the crisis in Syria looking like she just walked off the runway. Or perhaps maybe she just borrowed the loose, flowing, ground-length gown from her latest film, Maleficent.

+ Elsewhere, Miley Cyrus was snapped up wearing a black crop top with a pair of pants that could easily have been her pajamas; however, she strangely seems to be pulling the look off. Perhaps this is the magical work of her new, daring 'do?

+ Avid Twitter poster Rihanna broke her own news that she'll be covering Vogue a second time; Annie Leibovitz is again set to photograph the singer for the fashion glossy.

+ H&M released a behind-the-scenes video of the upcoming Lana Del Rey campaign, which was shot as a music video of the singer covering "Blue Velvet." Of course, because no one wants to be all that original these days, it looks very much like the David Lynch film of the same name.

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Lady Gaga Gets Her Head Tattooed in Front of a Crowd

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Lady Gaga gets her head tattooed

Lady Gaga had a tattoo inked into her newly-shaved head in front of a live audience last night.

The "Born This Way" hitmaker had an image of a cherub wearing a crown etched into the back of her head at New York's Solomon R Guggenheim Museum as part of the launch for her new perfume Fame, and tattooist Mark Mahoney says the design is a nod to her Italian roots. Mark - who was helped by his assistant Wes Brown - explained, "It's kind of a Renaissance era cherub, a nod to her Italian heritage."

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Gucci Girl Blake Lively

Blake Lively in GucciBlake Lively has become the new face of Gucci.

The Gossip Girl actress will represent the Italian fashion house's Gucci Première, a new scent created to represent the brand's red-carpet-inspired line of the same name. This is Blake's first ever fragrance campaign and she says it's a huge honor.

"Gucci is a staple. It is a brand I have always looked up to because to me it represents strength. In their designs, in their images, in what they stand for philanthropically, and especially in their fragrance... I couldn't be more proud to be working with Gucci and its heart, Frida."

Gucci creative director Frida Giannini says she chose 24-year-old Blake "because she is a girl of extraordinary beauty and a girl who loves fashion."

"Although she's young, she's also very determined, and I liked this spirit... she knows how to be a diva in the right sense, with an aspirational glamour," she added.


Lady Gaga Reveals Perfume Details

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Lady GagaLady Gaga has released details of her debut perfume Fame.

The "Judas" hitmaker took to Twitter to share a picture of the bottle and packaging after it was leaked online.

"Looks like photos of my perfume are being leaked. Oh you fashion editors I could just crinkle my hands at you!" she wrote.

According to the packaging, Fame will smell of the "Tears of belladonna, crushed heart of tiger orchidea with a black veil of incense, pulverized apricot and the combinative essences of saffron and honey drops" and not "blood and semen" as previously claimed. While the perfume is black, it will become invisible once sprayed.

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