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Happy Birthday To You: A short essay celebrating Twitter’s birthday as ambivalently as possible. [Gizmodo]

The Tortoise and the Flair: An ode to the tortoise-shell Wayfarer shade. [Men’s Flair]

A Whole New Ballgame: A week and a half before Opening Day, Valet rounds up the best in baseball jackets. [Valet]

In the latest Chanel spot, Keira Knightley tears through London on a Ducati bike, before moving on to more exciting pursuits. Not a bad way to spend three minutes. [All the Rage]

Sponsored Post: Martin Scorsese For Chanel

We’re not sure if you’ve noticed, but fashion ads have gotten downright artful lately—which means the time is right for some genuine heavy-hitters to enter the fray. The Raging Bull of fragrance ads, if you will...

To that end, CHANEL has enlisted Martin Scorsese to direct his first commercial ever, in honor of their newly unveiled, intensely masculine BLEU DE CHANEL scent. The ad’s full of all Scorsese’s best trademarks, like the Stones licks in the background, Italian film references (in this case, Blow-Up) and a giddy enthusiasm for all things movie. And, as you might expect, it’s one of the cooler ads you’ll see all year. The plot goes something like this: there’s a beautiful woman, a nice-smelling man, an irate press corps, a touch of ginger over citrus zest, a 16mm camera...

Maybe you'd better just see for yourself.

It’s All on the Table


The Gift that Keeps On Giving: Dietrich’s lingerie line is going on our list for next Valentine’s Day. [Refinery29]

Pulled Up Short: Joel Plotch’s short film resurrects a Terry Southern story featuring a surprisingly pitch-free Hollywood lunch meeting. [Vulture]

File Under “Because it’s the Weekend”: Mme. Molly Lambert catalogs the smell of the world’s greatest musical acts. [ThisRecording]

Coco Puffs: A peek into Audrey Tatou’s Chanel short, from the Amelie director. [If It’s Here It’s Hip]

Lady &amp The Vamp

  • Jared Paul Stern

We don't want to be unkind - oh, fuck it, why not? - but doesn't this snap of weather-beaten couture king Valentino clutching a radiant and youthful Keira Knightley have more than touch of the [Nosferatu]( about it? The knockout Knightley bore up well we have to say, at a screening of her new flick *The Duchess* hosted by *Vogue* and Chanel the other night.

In the flick she plays the randy snob Georgina Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, the latest in what seems an unending streak of period roles. After yet another version of *King Lear*, she's set to star in an adaptation of one of F. Scott Fitzgerald's worst books, *The Beautiful and Damned* - which come to think of it makes a pretty good caption for this photo.

Kempt Man of the Hour: Hamish Bowles

  • Jared Paul Stern


*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan.*

Gentlemen: After seven months of MOTHs, we're pleased to announce that one of our fellows has finally scored the first hat trick in this hotly-contested sartorial series.

Author, editor and World's Best Dressed Man contender Hamish Bowles has beat out 48 other natty candidates to be the first to put a third MOTH on his mantel. You other two-time MOTH whizzes—Alan Cumming, André Benjamin, Cameron Silver, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Michael Stipe—not to mention the rest have got some serious catching up to do, and we'll brook no slovenliness this summer no matter how high the mercury rises, is that understood?

More on Mr. Bowles' trifecta»