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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]
  • These are the last few days to shop Natalie Joos's curated vintage collection for Manhattan Vintage. [Manhattan Vintage]
  • Raf Simons, Dries van Noten, and Marni are among the design houses creating white t-shirts for Selfridges's no noise campaign. [PS Fashion News Inbox]
  • Ruffian is teaming up with Birchbox to debut a limited-edition collection of nail polishes. [POPSUGAR Beauty] [break]More fashion news you need to know, right here.[/break]
  • Carine Roitfeld's beauty secret can't be found in stores: "I would say an hour of ballet lesson each morning . . . you cannot buy it; you have to wake up and do it." [Styleite]
  • Hermès perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena has a romantic tip for picking the perfect scent: "No rush, take the time, because perfume is like a love affair. It's not good to rush a love affair." [The Cut]
  • The New York Times will rebrand The International Herald Tribune this Fall. [WWD]
  • Harper's Bazaar UK editor Justine Picardie says England is ready to prove itself as a main player in fashion: "With the Jubilee and the Olympics, I think it was London at its best. Britain feels very vital at the moment." [Daily Front Row]
  • Karl Lagerfeld's mini film for Fendi's Spring 2013 collection, Peplum People, follows models on a excursion throughout Rome. [Telegraph]