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  • Bottega Veneta has commissioned artist Nancy Lorenz to create a series of decorative boxes, which will go on display at Milan's Salone del Mobile. The boxes cost €5,000, or $6,429 at current exchange. []
  • Want a piece from Dolce & Gabbana's couture collection? Break out the stationery — all communication for Alta Moda is done with handwritten notes. [Telegraph]
  • JCPenney has tapped jewelry designers Lana Bramlette, Kenneth Jay Lane, and Kara Ross, among others, to participate in its new jewelry counter called Bijoux Bar. [Racked]
  • Marie Claire Mexico editor in chief Adriadne Grant has a transparent tip to success: "If you want the job, you have to be really clear of what you want," she said. "A lot of people come to me and say they really want to work at Marie Claire. OK, why?" [Daily Front Row]
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  • Virginie Courtin-Clarins was always more interested in skin care than makeup. "My grandfather used to say makeup was amazing, but if you don't treat the base, makeup doesn't help you," she said. [Into the Gloss]
  • Selfridges has teamed up with the Victoria and Albert Museum to offer a concept store featuring a curated selection of items based on David Bowie's style. [PS Fashion News Inbox]
  • Francois-Henri Pinault reveals that it's not a mere coincidence that Kering sounds like the English word "caring." [Refinery29]
Those stories and more — here, in our daily news roundup.
  • Amanda Brooks, we missed you. The former Barneys fashion director has resurfaced, sort of. She appears as one of the models in Bottega Veneta's new jewelry catalog, shot by Patrick Demarchelier. [The Cut]
  • Waris Ahluwalia's entertaining "Love and Waris" column has also resurfaced. This edition's topics: the secret to spiritual happiness, improving one's memory, and disappointing birthday presents. []
  • Chris Brown may soon be the next It model. The singer has signed a contract with Wilhelmina International. [Fashionista]
  • Karlie Kloss isn't the only one who has decided to change her hair. Lana Del Rey has debuted a banging new 'do. [Elle UK]
  • Carmen Borgonovo, senior fashion editor at Harper's Bazaar, is the most recent editor to make the move to retail; Borgonovo has been named fashion director at [Vogue UK]
  • Speaking of editor moves, Kate Lanphear might be leaving Elle. [Fashionista]
  • Moda Operandi will soon offer in-season pieces in addition to its popular trunk shows. [Fashionista]
  • Louis Vuitton now does stationery. [WWD]
  • Elie Tahari, who spent his childhood in orphanages, was honored by the Worldwide Orphan's Foundation. [Vogue UK]