THE BITE: An amuse-bouche of fashion news

Rosie Huntington-Whitely, the next It model. Story by Anne Pringle.

Ten Times Rosie
Model and actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (who added the latter to her resume after her recent casting in the third Transformers film), is now the focus of a photography book by Dazed & Confused founder Rankin. The esteemed photographer, who has shot every big model from Heidi Klum to Kate Moss, claims, “Rosie is the new thing.” The glossy coffee table book called Ten Times Rosie features the model embodying 10 different characters while sporting the designs of Paula Thomas, founder and creative designer for luxury label Thomas Wylde. Find the book on on October 1. (

Repetto shop-in-shop
We told you that French footwear designer Repetto—the one that gained authority for its ballet flats—was going to be doing some fashionable collaborations this fall (think Rodarte, Opening Ceremony, Colette and James Perse). Now, Opening Ceremony is taking the partnership a step further by opening a Repetto shop-in-shop to showcase the new line. The collection includes the classic ballet flats in animal-printed pony hair and kitten-heeled ankle boots that come in camel or black suede and patent leather. (Racked)

Evian + Miyake
Fashionable collaborations are not just for footwear and clothing lines: Evian has had their water bottles created by many famous designers over the years, and will soon add a new one by Issey Miyake to the line-up, which features a colourful, yet simple flower design. Previous designs have included multicoloured horizontal stripes from Paul Smith, a snowflake-frosted bottle with bold blue text by Jean Paul Gaultier, and a haute couture bottle by Christian Lacroix, which came in the shape of a woman wearing a ballgown, with mountains subtly engraved into the skirt. The price for designer water? The Miyake is going for almost $10 a bottle, and is available exclusively online or at Issey Miyake boutiques. (Styleite)

Westwood watches
Vivienne Westwood has had their hands in many projects this season: We told you about their shoe exhibition at Selfridges in August and their recent participation in the first-ever sustainable fashion show at London’s Fashion Week. The design house is now set to expand their accessories department by releasing a new collection of watches for both men and women. Look for them on sale in department stores as of Fall 2011. (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)

THE BITE: An amuse-bouche of fashion news

An ad from Burberry’s Fall 2010 campaign starring actor Douglas Booth (second from right) and Rosie Huntington-Whitely (far right), the British model who recently split from Ronnie Wood’s son, Tyrone. (Thank you, Daily Mail.) Story by Anne Pringle.

Ad innovation
Many fashion brands are embracing technology as a new way for customers to appreciate their pieces, from last week’s virtual Akris trunk show to Burberry’s 3-D runway show in February. What’s next? Burberry has just launched a new digital interactive ad campaign. The ads feature model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and actor Douglas Booth, and allow clients to engage with the models and the merchandise online. Check it out on (WWD)

Beauty news
NARS is taking inspiration from their world-renowned blushes by launching a line of matching lip glosses. You’ll now be able to find shades like Albatross, Luxor, Oasis, Luster, Angelika, and their best-selling Super Orgasm (yes!) for your lips. (NY Mag)

Check it
Last week, only three days after Australia appointed its first female prime minister, the country unveiled what is being called the first body image initiative in the world. Youth Minister Kate Ellis revealed a voluntary code of conduct, which will award the relevant magazines, modeling agencies and fashion groups with a “body image friendly” logo. It’s like a food Health Check Symbol, but signals the brand promotes healthy body image.  (WWD)