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26/02/2014

how to smell like Hannibal Lecter or Jeremy Clarkson

 

With Mother's Day looming on the horizon, you might already be wondering what gift could best express your love for the woman who brought you into the world. Worry no more. Gaumont International Television, NBC Universal and brand-marketing firm Evolution have announced plans to create a perfume based on the hit NBC show Hannibal. After all, nothing says "thanks for raising me" like a tiny bottle of offal-stinking water with a picture of a serial killer on the front, does it?

 

Admittedly, if you wanted to overlook the whole murderer thing, this decision does almost make a fraction of sense. After all, Hannibal is an impossibly beautiful show. It's gorgeous to look at. It's an aesthete's programme, and this sensibility is fairly easy to carry over into upscale merchandise. Besides, fragmented viewing behaviour means that broadcasters need to look away from traditional advertising models for new sources of revenue, so why not perfume?

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Well, because it's tacky and stupid, obviously. But where Hannibal will lead, other shows will follow. So if you don't fancy smelling like a serial killer, keep your money in your pocket and wait for these inevitable show-based perfumes to hit the market.

 

Mad Men

 

You've already started to Brylcreem your hair and order undrinkable cocktails in grotty hotel bars, so why not go one step further to capture the classic, timeless elegance of Don Draper by splashing on some official Mad Men aftershave? Made with a base of stale alcohol and morning breath, with a topnote of how your clothes used to smell when you got home from a night out before the smoking ban, this fragrance will have strangers everywhere thinking, "Why does that man stink?" and, "Why won't he stop following me around?"

 

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo

 

Honey Boo Boo didn't become America's best-loved sassy, poverty-stricken beauty-queen toddler for no reason, you know. Her success is completely down to the fact that people want to be her. And now, thanks to the Here Comes Honey Boo Boo perfume, they can. There's a pretty good chance that this perfume is just watered-down shop-soiled generic-brand ketchup that someone fished out of a bin, but that doesn't matter. After all, you know what they say – style never goes out of fashion.

 

Call the Midwife

 

This year, show your grandmother that you love her with a bottle of Call the Midwife eau de toilette. It's nothing short of total nostalgia in a bottle. The scent contains elements of tea, biscuits, gravy browning, Keep Calm and Carry On posters and then – suddenly, out of nowhere – an overwhelming blast of blood and faeces that you're not really sure fits with the rest of the fragrance. The perfect representation of the show itself.

 

Top Gear

 

Your dad already wears an I Am the Stig T-shirt, and a Top Gear baseball cap. He uses a Top Gear pen at work, and owns every single volume of Jeremy Clarkson's literary output. He doesn't even like Top Gear that much. He just gets given it because he's a bloke. So now it's time for your dad to resign himself to the fact that he'll definitely be getting a bottle of Top Gear aftershave for Christmas. Petrol. Warm Beer. Elements of chalk cliff. Curry. Whatever the queen smells like. Money. New car air fresheners. Brut. Those carrier bags full of grotty porn magazines you used to find in the woods as a kid. All this and more, just waiting to be left unopened in the back of a bathroom cabinet somewhere forever. Your dad's a lucky man.

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24/02/2014

How to get the look: Outfit revivers

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Meh, February… what a dull sort of month you are.

Yep, it's that miserable, indeterminate time of year again, when you're ready to inject some springtime novelty into your wardrobe but the weather isn't playing ball. Praise be, then, for the revivifying accessory.

Ah yes, the mythical teeny tweak that transforms an outfit. Does that exist?

Sure. Take a pair of jeans and a plain black sweater. So far, so vanilla. Add this floral necklace from Tory Burch and suddenly you have understated but unmistakable contemporary chic. Personally, I think the zingy coral shade would perk up a bit of grey jersey a treat.

Wow. I agree but, er, it would actually be cheaper to buy a whole new outfit.

Fair point. I'd avoid most statement jewellery if you haven't much cash, unless the statement you want to make is "I'm on a budget" – hardware such as jewellery tends to wear its cheap origins on its (tarnished metal) sleeve. Instead, go for a scarf that's light enough to keep on indoors, so you get maximum wearing opportunity – & Other Stories has a great knitted-cotton leopard-print one with a striped border that mixes playful and preppy.

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21/02/2014

Lorde Transforms Into A Modern-Day Princess For ‘Vogue’ Shoot

 

Lorde,17, traded in her signature attire for a pretty pop of color as she rocks a beautiful pastel dress in Vogue. With her gorgeous black curls in tow, the young starlet looks ready for spring — and truly more ‘Royal’ than we could’ve ever imagined!

 

Lorde’s ‘Vogue’ Shoot:

 

At just 17 finding yourself on the top of the charts is an amazing accomplishment — and so is a shoot in the high-fashion magazine! We love how she showed off a whimsical look for the spring feature, donning a floral crown. Inside, the songstress opened up about her sense of style. “The kind of clothes that I’ve found I like to wear over the past year and six month have all been things that make me feel powerful and strong,” she said. “I wear a lot of pants I wear a lot of long structure dresses.”

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While her style may be evolving, we are glad to see that her signature curls and bold eyebrows are still a staple for the singer. Her makeup for this look was kept simple as she rocked a pink lip, smoky eye and a hint of pink blush — it was perfect for the teen!

 

Lorde also opened up about her style icons, sighting, “People like Grace Jones and David Bowie, who have a sense of themselves.”

 

As for being a role model, the star says she is conscious of her fans. “There’s a fine line between role model and preaching to people. I never want to tell anyone how they should be, especially not someone my age. But, that being said, I’m conscious of the fact that people my age are reading what I say and listening to what I say, and that’s cool-particularly for the girls who are into what I do,” she said.

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