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Kempt Man of the Hour: Johnny Depp

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Johnny Depp’s been rocking the same boho-rockstar look for upwards of a decade now, but it’s showing remarkably little signs of wear. In fact, it’s just a couple years away from classic.

At this weekend’s Alice in Wonderland premiere in London, for instance, he managed at least three things we’d normally consider red carpet poison—men’s jewelry, untamed hair and tielessness—but came away from it all looking like a man who belonged at a movie premiere. The trick? Well, the three-piece suit’s a good start. And if you’ve got a nice enough dress shirt, you’re allowed to pop a few buttons.

And, of course, it helps if you've got company.

Maybe More than a Little

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Pour Some Sugar On Me: A Little Sugar in my Bowl offers us a few black and white documents of the more seductive side of downtown culture. [Hypebeast]

Go Ask Alice: Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland is almost as trippy as you’d hoped. [Vulture]

First MJ, Now This: The Taco Bell Chihuahua is in a better, less stereotypical place now. [Gawker]

Fur is Murder: A vegan streaker plots to kill the queen of Holland, presented without comment. [The Telegraph]

Blow-Up Dahl

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Magazine editors are always scraping the barrel for photoset ideas, but we’d prefer it if they stayed away from universally beloved figures of children’s literature. There are a lot of different reasons to dress a man up in a straw hat and a hideous plaid suit. Leave Roald Dahl alone!

Apparently the temptation was just too great for the folks at UK Vogue. The result is a photoset full of Dahl quotes, incongruous models, strangely unappealing nudity and, for some reason, Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter. We wish we could say something to explain it all, but there are simply no words.

The horror, the horror»

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.

More on the lovers of Ms. Cole»