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Angelina Jolie's Mastectomy Sparks Internet Conversations

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Angelina Jolie ignited discussions of breast health, breast cancer treatment, and prevention options, and what does and doesn't affect a woman's femininity on the interwebs when she revealed she underwent a double mastectomy last month due to an 87 percent risk of breast cancer. Breaking the news in an opinion piece in the New York Times, Jolie explained "I choose not to keep my story private because there are many women who do not know that they might be living under the shadow of cancer." [NYTimes]

· Cue the airbrushers: Cara Delevigne sent waves around the fashion world last night after debuting a zodiac-inspired lion tattoo on her index finger via Twitter and Instagram. Thanking Rihanna and the singer's favorite New York-based Bang Bang Tattoo Parlour, the ink is Delevigne's first and follows her recently rumored drug scandal. Another good girl gone bad? Or just a goofy girl gone...goofier? [VogueUK]

· Givenchy has released their new "Very Irresistible" fragrance ad starring new spokeswoman Amanda Seyfried and it's as beautiful as expected. But, did anyone else notice it's basically a French café version of Jennifer Love Hewitt's scene in "Can't Hardly Wait"? [Refinery29]

· Good news if you're entering your 30s: The team at Kératase conducted a poll of 2,000 British women and found that on average, women's hair looks best at ages 29 and up most likely due to the increased amounts women are willing to invest in hair care during that time. [Stylebistro]

· Tatcha skincare founder Victoria Tsai has released the Tatcha Gold collection inspired by the beauty secrets of Japanese geisha. Laced with Kyoto gold leaf, the collection includes a camellia-based beauty oil, $125, and lip balm, $36, available at Tatcha.com. [NYTimes]

· Smells like success: Following labels like Michael Kors, fragrance powerhouse Coty Inc has decided to go move forward with going public. The company, known for creating Lady Gaga and Marc Jacob's scents, is expected to IPO at an initial $700 million. [Fashionista] — Alyssa Carroll