9am news: Woody Allen wants Carla Bruni for his next film, plus the recession-proof handbag

19 June 2009

Cult film director Woody Allen wants to cast former supermodel and French First Lady Carla Bruni in his next film, saying "I'm sure she would be wonderful. She has charisma, and she performs, so she's not a stranger to an audience, and I would cast her in many different ways." We're gunning for a First Wives Club remake... [Digital Spy]

It might have got Christian Lacroix, but the recession sure ain't affecting Mr Oscar de la Renta. The designer will be back in Paris for the opening of Paris Couture Week - which starts on July 6 - along with the equally chic Loulou de la Falaise, who designs his high-end jewellery. We can feel the air kisses from here darling... [WWD]

Meanwhile, it looks like we're not scrimping on our £450 arm-candy, girls. Mulberry has announced a 21 per cent increase in their UK retail sales for 2009, especially where their super covetable Mitzi bags are concerned. Well, we need something to cheer us up don't we? [Independent]

And finally, a New York cosmetics brand has launched a new lip gloss called ‘Big Lips Skinny Hips'. But get this, it might actually live up to its name. The gloss contains natural appetite suppressant along with lip-plumping Vitamin B3, and is yours for just £18 at Space NK. Hmmm... [My Fashion Life]


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