THE BITE: An amuse-bouche of fashion news

Carey Mulligan in Vionnet at the 2010 BAFTAS. Story by Anne Pringle.

A-list donation
Carey Mulligan has donated the amazing Vionnet dress she wore to accept her BAFTA Best Actress award to Oxfam (the efforts raise money for the charity’s women’s projects). She joins Elle Macpherson and Alexa Chung on the list of dress-donating philanthropic celebs. (Vogue UK)

Oh, the irony
Recent reports reveal that Botox may actually create wrinkles. Botox paralyzes or “relaxes” certain facial muscles to reduce the appearance of lines, but with some muscles inactive, others jump in to to do the job. The most common lines found in Botox patients are across the bridge of the nose, known as “bunny lines.” There’s nothing cute about that. (NY Mag)

Reality… smells?
Fragrance revolutionary Jo Malone has decided to pass along her wisdom the 21st century way—through a reality TV show. The series will air on BBC next spring, and will see Malone mentor people in different categories of design and help them pitch to retailers. Ah, the sweet smell of success! (Sorry, couldn’t resist.) (NY Mag)

Harrods heir
Mohamed Al Fayed just ended his quarter-century reign as the owner of London’s Harrods—despite his previously stated desire to own the famous department store for the rest of his life, and when he died be entombed in a mausoleum on the store’s roof. Sources say the decision was a financial and business one, and no wonder—Qatar Holding bought it for £1.5 billion (around $2.22 billion). (Fashionologie)

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