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Lily Cole is Concerned About Hat Theft

Money, It’s a Gas: How your blog sausage gets made. (For the record, if we’re ever getting money for a post, you’ll see the word “Sponsored” all over it.) [The Coe Journal]

Feeling Kinda Breanish: Single-width tweed looms and Breanish weavers. Yes, it’s time for another factory tour. [Permanent Style]

Drawing a Line: A new source for unlined ties pops up in Singapore. [Put This On]

The Cloon Abides: The top 10 George Clooney performances, according to a professional. Batman is mysteriously absent. [Hit Fix]

Lily Cole is Washed Up

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Ergonomic Oil Drums: Lily Cole does her part for the mermaid look. [Fashion Gone Rogue]

Cold Days: The long john is the fire axe of a gentleman’s wardrobe: Break glass in case of emergency. [Valet]

Hov is Back: Jay-Z continues to kick ass, this time in the pages of Esquire. But we’re not sure where they’re getting the “tall” part from. [Esquire]

The Misfits: Kind of like Jay-Z, Bottle Rocket is still awesome after all these years. [A.V. Club]

Lily Cole is Gilliamesque

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Cole in the Stocking: Lily Cole hits the Interview circuit. [Interview]

Here Come the Wolves: In the top ten viral videos of 2009, the Twilight trailer beats out Beyonce’s “Single Ladies.” For the first time in my young life, I feel somewhat betrayed by the internet. [TechCrunch]

I Turn My Camera On: A gentleman’s guide to the bewildering world of digital cameras. [Gizmodo]

In Bad Health: Men’s Health accidentally repeats a cover. The sound you hear is hundreds of people smacking their hands to their foreheads. [Gawker]

A Rager

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The fashion world has provided fodder for dozens of movies, but this week’s model is definitely the most portable…

It’s called Rage, it features both Lily Cole and Jude Law (the latter in drag), and at the moment, the only place you’ll see it is on a mobile phone. The film takes the form of a series of faux-interviews—with a murder thrown in to keep the plot moving—so it should play pretty well on the small screen…but how many folks are willing to watch it there remains to be seen. Babelgum has been posting sections of the film serially through their mobile app, and you’ll be able to see the whole thing there by the time Monday rolls around. Of course, with a single camera setup and limited sets, it’s not quite as monumental as what you’ll find in theaters…but as the film equivalent of fast fashion, it does just fine.

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Kemptress: Lily Cole

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Flame-haired Brit model Lily Cole is the latest testament to the indisputable superiority of French *Playboy* over the *frommage*-filled American original. Her *Lolita*-like cover pose - and the 14-pg. spread inside - is inspired by style icon Serge Gainsbourg's 1971 concept album *Histoire de Melody Nelson*. In a nutshell, the plotline involves Gainsbourg plowing his vintage Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost into a teenage nymphet's bicycle as a prelude to seduction.

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