THE BITE: An amuse-bouche of fashion news

Fresh faces at Burberry, as the Brit brand introduces its first makeup line. Story by Anne Pringle.

Trench trio
Burberry is releasing their very first makeup collection, which chief creative director Christopher Bailey claims “reflects the natural style and relaxed attitude of the iconic trenchcoat.” The photos for the Burberry Beauty line campaign have just been released – and they feature Lily Donaldson, Nina Porter and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (above right, who is in the midst of shooting Transformers 3 after replacing Megan Fox). The models all wear neutral makeup and—you guessed it—trenchcoats!  (In Style)

Cavalli for the Cup
After what feels like a month of festivities, this weekend the World Cup ends—but not before the final game (our money’s on the Netherlands) and the closing ceremony, at which Shakira is set to perform the official FIFA World Cup song,“Waka-Waka”. Roberto Cavalli is dressing her for the occasion, and word is that the ensemble consistsof a tulle top embroidered with pearls and a silk fringed skirt with floral embellishments. (Vogue UK)

Fringe trend
Speaking of fringed skirts: fine, “hair-like” fringe popped up all over this week’s couture runways. The look appeared in brilliant purple at Dior, in leather at Jean Paul Gaultier, and on long silk dresses at Givenchy. Apparently, couture fringe is the most expensive in the world because of its fineness, which makes it resemble real hair. (NY Mag)

’60s style
Prominent Italian photographer Mario Sorrenti recently shot Scarlett Johansson for Mango’s new ad campaign. The collection has a ’60s vibe and a British pastoral inspiration. The result?  Double-breasted jackets, heavy knits and knee-length dresses with cinched waists (which show off ScarJo’s ample curves).  (In Style)

THE BUY: White riot

OUR INSPIRATION For her 1971 wedding to Mick, Bianca Jagger famously wore a crisp, cool white suit. Illustration by Cleo Kendall. Story by Caitlin Agnew.

From weddings to Wimbledon, white rules the summer months. You don’t need to be a bride or a tennis star to make an all-white ensemble work  (but a tan helps). If you’re going for a monochromatic outfit, use white as a canvas to draw attention to other elements of your look—a poppy turquoise necklace, a perfect red lip.

Or use white hot accessories—a pump, belt, pair of earrings—to add a welcome dash of cool. (A word of advice: Skip the white sunglasses. That trend should have stayed in 2006.)

We’ve chosen our 12 favourite white pieces, from $10 to $859, all available in Toronto.

First up: A lacy take on classic white courtesy of Christian Louboutin. (Guess which piece is $859?)

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