With the final episode of Gossip Girl airing tonight, it's time to celebrate our favourite guys from the Upper East Side — by highlighting their ever-changing hairstyles over the years. We're taking a look back at Dan, Chuck, and Nate's most stand out 'dos since season one, including the good, the bad, and the absolutely cringe-worthy. From Nate's Bieber days to Dan's peculiar pompadour, see the full hair evolution of the Gossip Girl guys.
This week not only marks the first of Summer, but being December, the Christmas countdown if officially on. We've been gathering our favourite present ideas for everyone from your bestie to your work colleagues — and our editor also revealed her top 15 picks when it comes to buying beauty. Today we're playing head nose and bringing you our top fragrance picks for all the men in your life, so if you're struggling to find the perfect pressie for your dad, brother, boyfriend, grandad or boss — cologne is it. Smell you in there...
Yesterday marked exactly one month until Christmas and although we have no idea where this year went, we do have 10 gift ideas for your boyfriend. Buying a pressie for the main man in your life is easy because, wait for it, men are simple. From cologne to cute soaps and a shaving brush to take care of that Movember 'mo, click through.
Ah, Movember. The charity that makes the men of Australia look like foreign spies. The month-long initiative supports awareness for men’s health — namely prostate cancer and mental health — so be sure to donate and cheer on the men in your life. While he's sporting that cheeky-looking moustache, he'll need to keep the rest of his face clean-shaven and clear, so we spoke to men's grooming expert, skincare guru and owner of Sydney's Mankind, Paul Anderson, to find out his top four tips to the perfect shave. And to make things even more interesting, we've created a gallery of our favourite Hollywood hunks rocking facial hair.
After hearing the news that Robert Pattinson had signed a three year deal with Dior to be the new face of their men's fragrances, we of course got very excited. Worth an estimated USD$12 million, Robert has made no secret of his preference for the brand, choosing to wear Dior Homme to events including this year's Cannes Film Festival. But alas, it was all rumours. The sparkly vampire is not the new face of Dior men's fragrances, but we can continue to celebrate his hotness anyway. New deal, new schmeal, we're taking a look back at his top 10 most brooding moments on the red carpet.
Leave it to the Aussie hunks, right? Givenchy has named The Mentalist star Simon Baker as the new face of their upcoming fragrance. While there's no details on the scent as yet, we can confirm the campaign will launch in print and on TV early next year. Thierry Maman, global president of Givenchy told WWD, "Simon was a natural choice for us — he has aristocratic elegance and charisma. These are all values which have been linked with the brand since Hubert de Givenchy."
We've been waiting, baited, following the news that Brad Pitt (in all his hotness) is the first male face of Chanel N°5. The world went into a spin questioning if a man could sell a woman's fragrance, but surely if any man can, it's Mr Pitt.
"What’s important to remember about Chanel N°5 is how revolutionary this fragrance is. When it was introduced, it broke all the rules by discarding meaningless ornamentation for an honest and open aesthetic and a scent which embodies liberation from trend, creating a fragrance which remains as modern today as it was in it’s inception. Chanel N°5 has always been the most iconic women’s fragrance. The beauty of its success for all these years is both elegantly simple and complex at the same time," says Brad.
"That’s what I see being the appeal of this campaign; it goes beyond the abstract of emotion or beauty to evoke what is timeless, a woman’s spirit."
That's right, a man selling a woman's fragrance. Chanel signed Brad as the new face of Chanel N°5 back in May and now, we're just days away from seeing the commercial and print ad featuring Hollywood's leading man. Andrea d’Avack, president, Chanel Fragrance & Beauty told WWD, "It is the first time we’ve had a man speaking about a women’s fragrance. We think very much that the perfume is a seduction between a man, a woman and the perfume. N°5 is our leading fragrance, and we are willing to make the investment to keep it on that level."
The commercial ad — set for release in mid October — is shot by Joe Wright (pictured above right) and features Brad talking to what at first seems like a woman, but is in fact the famous scent. We can't wait to see it but in the meantime, listen to a teaser of Brad after the break.
Father's Day only comes once a year — oh-my-gosh-yes it's tomorrow — so why not treat the original man in your life to something extra special this year? If he's a suit-wearing (hey, any chance to feature Simon Baker, amiright?), corporate type, chances are he's too busy being successful to spend time figuring out which fancy grooming products to buy himself. Enter the clued-in, beauty loving women in his life. From sharp and smart smellies to skincare that will look so designer in his bathroom cupboard, click through to see 10 grooming gifts to treat your hard-working dad with this Father's Day.
Is your dad the type of guy who likes his lounge time? We bet he is super house proud and loves nothing more than cooking a big family dinner and catching up with everyone. While his buddies are out having adventures and rediscovering their youth, your dad is firing up the BBQ ahead of a movie marathon or night watching sport. Ben Affleck is very hands on like that, so sweet. Check out our 10 grooming gifts to suit the homebody in every dad...