THE BITE: An amuse-bouche of fashion news

The man responsible for MJ’s tattoos is bringing his talents to LV. Story by Anne Pringle.

All tatted up
Louis Vuitton has been branching out into new areas this year, from designing a trophy case for the World Cup to creating protective cases for iPads. Their latest edgy design move is to commission celebrity tattoo artist Scott Campbell to design the bags for next week’s men’s runway show in Paris. Campbell has inked everyone from Sting to Marc Jacobs, who was apparently his LV connection. (ELLE)

Spring soles
Italian shoe designer Giuseppe Zanotti has been enlisted by French fashion house Vionnet to collaborate on a new line of shoes. The spring pre-collection debuted yesterday, and consists of 25 pieces made with leather and silk in block-colour patterns. Don’t miss the gorgeous strappy nude heels with wrap ankles. (WWD)

Italian power
And in other strange collaboration news, Italian design house Missoni has teamed up with San Pellegrino. Pellegrino’s sparkling water will now come in bottles printed with the signature Missoni print on both the label and  bottle covers. Maybe the World Cup buzz is inspiring fellow countrymen to join forces—even unconventional ones. (Nylon)

Toronto TopShop
In case you’ve been in a land far, far away, Toronto’s first-ever TopShop is now officially open! Find it inside Jonathan and Olivia, 49 Ossington Ave. Get the goods before they sell out! (Remember when they opened the first New Zealand TopShop?) (Toronto Life)

THE BITE: An amuse-bouche of fashion news

Carey Mulligan in Vionnet at the 2010 BAFTAS. Story by Anne Pringle.

A-list donation
Carey Mulligan has donated the amazing Vionnet dress she wore to accept her BAFTA Best Actress award to Oxfam (the efforts raise money for the charity’s women’s projects). She joins Elle Macpherson and Alexa Chung on the list of dress-donating philanthropic celebs. (Vogue UK)

Oh, the irony
Recent reports reveal that Botox may actually create wrinkles. Botox paralyzes or “relaxes” certain facial muscles to reduce the appearance of lines, but with some muscles inactive, others jump in to to do the job. The most common lines found in Botox patients are across the bridge of the nose, known as “bunny lines.” There’s nothing cute about that. (NY Mag)

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