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Entertainment

The Singing Supermodel

The Singing Supermodel

Karen Elson Performs "Cruel Summer"

You’ve heard of triple-threat talents, but what do you call a supermodel mom who’s married to a rock god, co-owns a vintage store, and has a standout set of pipes? That’d be Karen Elson.

The impossibly porcelain-skinned, flame-haired cover girl released her debut album, The Ghost Who Walks, in late May. Naturally we wondered, Is she worth all the hype?

So when we found out she was in New York for a concert with Band of Horses and Grizzly Bear last weekend, we set out with camera in tow to see how she sounded without fancy audio equipment, backing vocals, and musical accompaniment.

The result is today’s video, in which Elson performs an acoustic version of her song “Cruel Summer” in a room at Ace Hotel. Ignore the sound of our jaw hitting the floor as her dark and mesmerizing Nashville-inspired voice fills the room.


For more information and to buy the album, go to karenelson.com. If you want to keep listening, check out our videos with Charlotte Gainsbourg, Josh Ritter, and Freelance Whales.

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Fashion

Some Holidays Are Unforgettable

Some Holidays Are Unforgettable

Dedicated Video: Tiffany

Everyone loves a surprise from out of the blue.

For more than 170 years, Tiffany & Co. has lit up the season with glittering gifts for friends and family. When loved ones gather and anticipation hangs in the air, there’s nothing like a blue box benefaction to bring extra sparkle to the night — and joy to the year to come.

This holiday season, here’s hoping your good tidings arrive in the shape of a little blue box.

Learn more and shop online at tiffany.com.

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Beauty

Where Beauty Is Greater than Pretty

Where Beauty Is Greater than Pretty

Dedicated Video: Bare Escentuals

Instead of scouring portfolios, negotiating with agents, and photo shopping for its new campaign, Bare Escentuals blindly cast models based on their passions and values alone. Only after the contract signing were physical appearances revealed.

Sounds scary for a cosmetics brand, but Bare Escentuals kept its cool, trusting that inner strength and character are what make a woman gorgeous on the outside, too.

Lo and behold, the ads’ stars stun with a Force of Beauty that’s only enhanced by bareMinerals® products.

Think you got it in you, too? Head to your nearest Bare Escentuals boutique for a free party-perfect look. When you stop by anytime tomorrow through Monday, you get a free travel-size Prime Time™ Foundation Primer.*

Tune in to the step-by-step application video — featuring one of DailyCandy’s very own — and pop into a Bare Escentuals boutique. Then go to The Sweet Shop, where you can enter to win Ready Eye Shadow and show the world your natural beauty.

Blink away — it’s all real.

Complimentary travel-size Prime Time™ Foundation Primer offer good now through December 4. Find a boutique near you at bareescentuals.com/stores. Learn more online at bareescentuals.com.*

* From Thursday, December 1, 2011, through Sunday, December 4, 2011, get a Free Deluxe Prime Time Foundation Primer for visiting a U.S. Bare Escentuals boutique. No purchase necessary. Print this email and present it during checkout. Offer not valid at BareEscentuals.com, by phone, through catalog, or at any other retail store or website. Offer valid while supplies last. Limit one gift per customer. This offer may not be applied to previous purchases and may not be combined with any other offer. Void where prohibited.

Tonight Is Your Night

Tonight Is Your Night

Dedicated Video: New Year's Eve

Anything is possible on the one night the world comes together and celebrates with champagne, sequins, and stolen kisses.

R.S.V.P. for DailyCandy’s exclusive free NYC screening of New Year’s Eve* and catch the season’s star-studded film on December 6 at AMC Kips Bay, 6:30 p.m., before it hits theaters on December 9.

From the director of Pretty Woman and Valentine’s Day, the movie delights with its all-star cast — Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, Katherine Heigl, Ashton Kutcher, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Hilary Swank, to name just a few — in intertwining stories around the pulse and promise of New York City on the most dazzling night of the year.

Tip: You don’t want to spend such an extraordinary evening with just anyone, so choose your plus-one wisely.

R.S.V.P. here for the DailyCandy screening of New Year’s Eve. Learn more online at newyearsevemovie.warnerbros.com.

*Rated PG-13 for language, including some sexual references.

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Beauty

Where Beauty Is Greater than Pretty

Where Beauty Is Greater than Pretty

Dedicated Video: Bare Escentuals

Instead of scouring portfolios, negotiating with agents, and photo shopping for its new campaign, Bare Escentuals blindly cast models based on their passions and values alone. Only after the contract signing were physical appearances revealed.

Sounds scary for a cosmetics brand, but Bare Escentuals kept its cool, trusting that inner strength and character are what make a woman gorgeous on the outside, too.

Lo and behold, the ads’ stars stun with a Force of Beauty that’s only enhanced by bareMinerals® products.

Think you got it in you, too? Head to your nearest Bare Escentuals boutique for a free party-perfect look. When you stop by anytime tomorrow through Monday, you get a free travel-size Prime Time™ Foundation Primer.*

Tune in to the step-by-step application video — featuring one of DailyCandy’s very own — and pop into a Bare Escentuals boutique. Then go to The Sweet Shop, where you can enter to win Ready Eye Shadow and show the world your natural beauty.

Blink away — it’s all real.

Complimentary travel-size Prime Time™ Foundation Primer offer good December 1-4. Find a boutique near you at bareescentuals.com/stores. Learn more online at bareescentuals.com.*

* From Thursday, December 1, 2011, through Sunday, December 4, 2011, get a Free Deluxe Prime Time Foundation Primer for visiting a U.S. Bare Escentuals boutique. No purchase necessary. Print this email and present it during checkout. Offer not valid at BareEscentuals.com, by phone, through catalog, or at any other retail store or website. Offer valid while supplies last. Limit one gift per customer. This offer may not be applied to previous purchases and may not be combined with any other offer. Void where prohibited.

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Entertainment

One Night Has It All

One Night Has It All

Dedicated Video: New Year's Eve

Romance. Excitement. Celebrities. Celebration. Anything is possible.

Enter for the chance to have an Ultimate Date Night from the film New Year’s Eve. The winner receives two tickets to the movie and a dinner on the town, plus a Tory Burch clutch to complete your date night outfit.

Watch Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, Katherine Heigl, Ashton Kutcher, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hilary Swank, and the rest of the all-star cast in a film about the holiday’s unlimited possibilities.

Tip: You don’t want to spend such an extraordinary evening with just anyone, so choose your plus-one wisely.

In theaters December 9. Watch the trailer and visit The Sweet Shop to enter for the chance to win the Ultimate Date Night Sweeps.

Foundation That Won't Mask Your Beauty

Foundation That Won't Mask Your Beauty

Dedicated Video: Bare Escentuals Foundation

Foundation shouldn’t shield your true beauty; it should enhance it.

That’s why Bare Escentuals is committed to making products that look and feel real — like bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation.

The five-ingredient formula provides all the coverage you need without sacrificing a natural appearance. Despite its powdery texture, bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation applies like a cream and is clinically proven to improve skin over time.

Tune in to the step-by-step application video — featuring one of DailyCandy’s very own — and pop into a Bare Escentuals boutique. Then go to The Sweet Shop, where you can enter to win the famous SPF 15 Foundation and show the world your effortlessly lovely face.

Watch the video here and learn more online at bareescentuals.com.

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Kids

A New Holiday Role Model

A New Holiday Role Model

Dedicated Video: Barbie "A Perfect Christmas" DVD

You may think perfect Christmas is the most underrated oxymoron out there. Whether it’s the wonky tree lights, the overdone ham, or the aunties who spat, something always manages to wrinkle the plan, right?

Once your daughter has watched the all-new BarbieTM DVD (and displayed her free-with-purchase BarbieTM merch from select retailers), she’ll be the first to tell you otherwise.

A snowstorm diverts the New York-bound holiday flight of BarbieTM and her three sisters, stranding the girls in a remote town called Tannenbaum. Needless to say, their initial reaction is glum.

But the clan opts to make the best of it, embracing new friends and experiences and holding to what’s really important at Christmas: the joy of being together.

Your daughter clearly gets her rosy outlook on life from you.

Learn more about A Perfect Christmas online at barbie.com/perfectchristmas and purchase the DVD at select retailers to receive free BarbieTM merchandise.

Next Video: So Much to Love

So Much to Love

So Much to Love

Dedicated Video: Like Crazy

You’re about to fall hard — in more ways than one.

Come Friday, Like Crazy opens in select theaters. Prepare to swoon over: 1. the modern romance that won the 2011 Sundance Grand Jury Prize for Best Picture and Special Jury Prize for Best Actress; and 2. Felicity Jones, your new style muse.

Right now you can enter to win a pair of Brian Atwood pumps and pay homage. Wear ’em on date night to see why Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers deems the movie a “crazily inventive and totally irresistible tale of first love that makes the familiar seem bittersweet and heart-stoppingly new.”

It’s love at first sight — twice over.

See Like Crazy Friday in L.A. at Landmark, 11272 Santa Monica Boulevard; or Arclight Hollywood, 6360 West Sunset Boulevard. See it in NYC at Regal Union Square, 850 Broadway; or AMC Lincoln Square, 1998 Broadway. Purchase tickets and watch the trailer online at likecrazy.com. Enter to win Jones’s style at likecrazy.com/sweeps.

Next Video: So Much to Love

So Much to Love

So Much to Love

Dedicated Video: Like Crazy

You’re about to fall hard — in more ways than one.

Come Friday, Like Crazy opens in select theaters. Prepare to swoon over: 1. the modern romance that won the 2011 Sundance Grand Jury Prize for Best Picture and Special Jury Prize for Best Actress; and 2. Felicity Jones, your new style muse.

Right now you can enter to win a pair of Brian Atwood pumps and pay homage. Wear ’em on date night to see why Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers deems the movie a “crazily inventive and totally irresistible tale of first love that makes the familiar seem bittersweet and heart-stoppingly new.”

It’s love at first sight — twice over.

See Like Crazy Friday in L.A. at Landmark, 11272 Santa Monica Boulevard; or Arclight Hollywood, 6360 West Sunset Boulevard. See it in NYC at Regal Union Square, 850 Broadway; or AMC Lincoln Square, 1998 Broadway. Purchase tickets and watch the trailer online at likecrazy.com. Enter to win Jones’s style at likecrazy.com/sweeps.

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Travel

Put Vegas Violators in Their Place

Put Vegas Violators in Their Place

Dedicated Video: LVCVA

For those who have done Las Vegas right, this should be a no-brainer.

What-happens-here-stays-here moments belong:

a) on Facebook
b) on Twitter
c) on Tumblr
d) none of the above

Of course you picked the correct answer: d(uh). But it should come as no surprise that a new breed of oversharers consistently gets it wrong.

They must be stopped.

After all, though it’s A-okay for your newest friend, Grandma, to sneak a peek at your lovely five-course dinner, you don’t want her to catch you BLEEPing, do you?

That’s where the Know the Code oath comes in: Acknowledge your willingness to protect those top-tier Vegas moments from the Internet (i.e., no posting, tagging, tweeting, or blabbering) and commit to reporting its violators, whom you’ll be able to label as such via social media.

They’ll thank you someday.

Sign the oath and learn more online at visitlasvegas.com/knowthecode.

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Beauty

More to a Body Wash than Moisturization

More to a Body Wash than Moisturization

Dedicated Email: Dove®

Singing. Brainstorming. Luxuriating.

And now, another shower-time activity to add to your list: cleansing with a body wash that does more than just moisturize.

Only Dove® Body Wash contains NutriumMoisture™ technology the brand’s secret weapon that goes beyond moisturization to nourish skin deep down. While other body washes contain moisturizers that sit on top of the skin, the ingredients in NutriumMoisture™ actually absorb into the skin’s surface layer to replenish essential nutrients lost during cleansing.

The result? Skin that feels soft and smooth. Now that’s something to sing about (in the shower!).

Luckily for you — and your skin — NutriumMoisture™ is available across the entire Dove® Body Wash collection. Click here to learn more.

Party Attire Preferred

Party Attire Preferred

Dedicated Video Email: BHLDN

Just in time for the opening of its first brick-and-mortar store in Houston, BHLDN veers off the aisle and pumps celebratory wears and decor into its Anthropologie-inspired stock.

Expect a mad dash to rival the one for the bridal bouquet when word spreads about the boutique’s latest additions: a separates line of festive pieces, a vintage tropic coat for elegant layering, and fairy-tale headwear.

Stay in the loop about BHLDN news and private events by joining the email list now, and then let the dressing up begin.

Who said brides should have all the fun?

Sign up for BHLDN emails and shop online at bhldn.com.

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Fashion

A Very Luxurious Holiday Season

A Very Luxurious Holiday Season

Dedicated Video: NET-A-PORTER.COM

Dashing through the snow,
In a sparkly designer dress,
And sky-high Christian Louboutins.
From where? Take one guess.
NET-A-PORTER.COM.

Shop the latest trends from more than 300 of the hottest designers, including Chloé, Alexander McQueen, Lanvin, Stella McCartney and many more. With an abundance of divine dresses, sensational shoes, exquisite jewelry, fabulous bags and gift cards, NET-A-PORTER.COM’s holiday gift finder is a style maven’s Christmas wish list come true.

NET-A-PORTER provides around-the-clock advice from expert fashion advisors, same-day delivery throughout Manhattan and express delivery worldwide, along with a hassle-free return-and-exchange policy. Plus, your gifts arrive perfectly presented in its signature packaging, so the gift wrapping is done for you.

Welcome to a wardrobe wonderland.

Shop the holiday gift finder online at net-a-porter.com/gifts.