THE BITE: An amuse-bouche of fashion news

The above shot of Nina Porter appeared in LOVE’s second issue, dedicated to young blood. Story by Anne Pringle.

Fresh faces
All three fresh-faced models in Burberry’s autumn/winter 2010 campaign are teenage high school students, two of whom posed for their first-ever shoot. Nina Porter, a 16-year old Brit, has worked with Mario Testino before, but is thrilled with her new job for the UK fashion house. The other two girls, Charlotte Wiggings and Sam Rollinson, were recently scouted by Select Models—and it didn’t take long for them to be snatched up by the a big name in fashion. Burberry is a pretty good score for a start-up gig: I’m sure we’ll be seeing lots more of these young up-and comers in the future. (Vogue UK)

Wu nails
Jason Wu has been busy: In addition to recently debuting his label’s new logo (the cartoon owl dubbed Miss Wu) and expanding his accessories portfolio, he just unveiled a collection of nail polishes in collaboration with CND. The collections features four shades plus one “effect” polish that can be layered over the others, which has tiny pieces of silk in it to add texture and depth. The colours include Miss Wu, a limestone-grey shade with a satin finish, Brigitte, a dusty rose, Veronica, a blood red, and Sophia, a dark mushroom. The entire set of five can be yours next spring for under $50. (WWD)

Fendi dream house
Fendi’s Silvia Venturini Fendi believes that industrial design and fashion design can learn a lot from each other, and has pledged to create several limited edition design objects for London’s Design Week later this month. The Roman fashion house will present works by five different designers, under the theme “In Every Dream Home.” The Fendi dream home includes a mahogany armoires covered in Fendi leather and a wall covering made with Fendi remnants. (WWD)

THE BITE: An amuse-bouche of fashion news

It’s been 20 years since Jean Paul Gaultier designed Madonna’s Blond Ambition cone bra. He returns to the land of lingerie next week. Story by Anne Pringle.

Limited La Perla
Jean Paul Gaultier is collaborating with high-end Italian lingerie house La Perla on a line of undergarments. This is Gaultier’s first official line of lingerie, although he is famed for having put Madonna in her first cone bra in the ’90s. Two of the limited-edition garments (including a backstitch satin bra with a shoulder-strap motif) will appear in Gaultier’s couture show next week. (WWD)

Futuristic Fendi
Fendi just released a new timepiece with a patented futuristic technology. The Crazy Carats watch has a classic look, but an internal rolling mechanism allows the wearer to change the colour of the precious or semiprecious stones on the face. Creative director Silvia Venturini Fendi claimed that they wanted to launch something that had never been done before. Mission accomplished! (WWD)

Beach season
St. Tropez seems like the new “It” spot for high-fashion: Chanel held its resort runway show there and a bevy of new shops have opened, including Chanel and a pop-up Lanvin store. To celebrate the launch of its new St. Tropez store, Louis Vuitton has launched an exclusive beach bag. The bag is a beach version of its popular Neverfull bag, and comes with a beach towel—perfect for your next vacation to the beachy fashion paradise (or just to your local beach!).  (Vogue UK)