Bustle Newsletter: June 29, 2022

On Zooey Deschanel being labeled "quirky," our favorite summer fragrances, and more.

by Stephanie Talmadge
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 27:  Zooey Deschanel attends the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party host...
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Zooey Deschanel Can't Be Anyone But Herself

If you saw 500 Days of Summer circa 2009 and weren’t at least tempted to run to the hairdresser and demand bangs, then we are not the same. (I did this and then cried for three days — a friendly PSA to always bring a photo.) Aside from cementing her as the foremost bangs-fluencer of our time, that movie also marked a period of Deschanel’s career in which she was conflated with the “oddball” characters she often played, which wasn’t necessarily how she thought of herself. “People would say I was unique or quirky, and I remember being like, ‘Why?’ It wasn’t like I was trying to be that way,” she tells Bustle. “I just wanted to be normal.” Read More

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11 Summer Fragrances Bustle’s Editors Can’t Get Enough Of

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