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Historical hair for sale, mag cover features transgender model as Michelle Obama and more

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Edgar Allan Poe Lock Of Hair

Locks of hair from historical figures like Edgar Allan Poe and George Washington is the latest thing in “celebrity” collectibles. Case in point; On Saturday, a few strands plucked from Abraham Lincoln’s scalp sold for $38,837 at an auction in Dallas. [New York Times]

Transgender model Connie Fleming poses as Michelle Obama on the latest cover of Candy magazine. [The Huffington Post]

Prada has tapped “leading men” Benicio Del Toro, Harvey Keitel, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Dane DeHaan to star in the label’s spring/summer 2013 menswear campaign. [WWD]

Speaking of male models, 10-year-old Romeo Beckham (son of David and Victoria) is the new face of Burberry Kids. [Vogue UK]

In case there was any doubt that J.R.R. Tolkien still has a serious following, check out these (permanent!) tattoos inspired by The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. [Flavorwire]

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