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

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)