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  • Najib Benouar

Ladies and gentlemen, Gisele Bündchen is back. (Pun only slightly intended.)

Just hours ago, Paris Vogue revealed their June cover—we rarely get excited about this sort of thing, but we’d be doing you a disservice by not sharing such a great moment in beach photography. (Yes, there is a beach somewhere in this shot.)

This was the one day it paid off to be Condé Nast’s chief sand removal expert...

Kempt Man of the Hour: Fabrizio Rollo

Our cardinal rule of style is to dress for the occasion. And when you’re a Vogue Brazil editor on assignment in Art Basel, that means bringing your A-game.

Fortunately, when presented with said challenge, Fabrizio Rollo knocked it out of the park.

The sockless loafers speak for themselves, as does the just-weird-enough chambray tuxedo shirt—so we’ll start with those pants. We haven’t seen double pleats on a fashionista in quite a while, much less wool pants rolled above the ankle, but if you’re dressing for a cold season in a warm climate (like Miami in December or Rio in July) it’s a pretty smart move.

Throw in a summer scarf tied over both the collar and the shirt, and you’re in hall of fame territory. Take notes, gentlemen.

Laetitia Casta is a Swimwear Pioneer


Siren, Anyone?: Paris Vogue seems to have a thing for Roxy Music covers. [Refinery29]

It’s a Gift: We know we just complained about gift guides, but this is one of the good ones. There’s flash animation and everything. [Valet]

Don’t Call it a Comeback: Jewish girls…so hot right now…you heard it here first. [Details]

Maybe One of the Beastie Boys: Ladies and gentlemen, the world’s first diamond-encrusted dreidel. If you buy it, please rap about how awesome it is. [Luxist]

Ashes to Ashtrays


Shalom: Shalom Harlow blips onto our radar via Vogue Nippon. [Refinery29]

Being Blunt: The ten finer points of cigar etiquette. We’d suggest, as an addendum, “Don’t ash on her cat.” [Luxist]

Mill Work: Woolrich Woolen Mills collections are always worth a look. [Selectism]

Going Quantum: Scientists build the world’s first quantum computer, potentially unleashing infinite processor power and breaking the codes that protect internet finance. But it still won’t run Vista. [Gizmodo]