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It’s a Gas


We’ve all had dreams about hanging out in a plastic greenhouse filled with sublimated Campari gas, but last night it became a reality, thanks to the confectioners at Bombas & Parr (seen here inside the magic chamber) and their Milan-based, Campari-sponsored opening party. Also, if they ever decide to start a shoegaze band, they’ll have a pretty good album cover lined up.

Alba, Axl, and Avarice


Stronger Cheese: Not to be outdone, Campari strikes back with a calendar featuring the recently pregnant Jessica Alba. European culture is so…fulfilling.

Axl Rose is Axl Rose is Axl Rose: Apparently Guns n’ Roses isn’t very good commercially either. But what does this mean for the struggle for Chinese Democracy? [Vulture]

Electric Sheep: A Japanese cell phone service introduces a “virtual wife” program. But not in the exciting way. [Jezebel]

Good Fences: A graphic tale of neighborly bonding and a “70-something showgirl.” [SmithMag]

Fairy Tale

  • Jared Paul Stern


Filling Salma Hayek's shoes—or whatever—is no easy task. But here at Kempt our Locks are off to Eva Mendes for her yeoman's work on Campari's new calendar for 2008. While Salma's sexy sortie was cinematic in nature, Italian photographer Marino Parisotto staged Eva in a series of fairly tale-inspired vignettes on location in the quaint town of Rosignano, with help from designers like Roberto Cavalli, Alberta Ferretti and Elie Saab.

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