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)