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Vuitton Re-Vamping its Iconic Monogram Bags, DIY Sunburn Relief and More Morning Musings

Why would Louis mess with a proven icon? What does Kate Moss have coming down the pike? Find out these must-know nuggets and more...

• No wonder Kate Moss is so darn skinny. At 40, and with a loooong time in the biz under her (teeny) belt, the model mom still juggles more campaigns and editorial shoots than most can dream of. Her latest is a revisit to famed French hair house Kérastase.

In the Brigitte Bardot-inspired campaign for the brands year-old, high-end Couture Styling line, Moss is styled by artistic director Luigi Merenu who says, "The Brigitte Bardot 'mussed-up' '60s look is both quintessentially French and completely universal. Kate Moss is the Brigitte Bardot of today. She epitomizes the freedom that every woman wants." (How many times can I effectively use Bridget Bardot in a paragraph? Answer: 4.)

[SOURCE: Kerastase.com]

•This news may not sit well with the masses but, this fall, everyone's favorite aspirational luxury handbag is poised to overhaul its famed signature monogram.

Word on the street is that Louis Vuitton has Karl Lagerfeld, Christian Louboutin and Rei Kawakubo hitting the drawing board to "apply their unique vision" to the ubiquitous LV pattern for a new "The Icon and the Iconoclasts" collaboration that will also include contributions from architect Frank Gehry, photographer Cindy Sherman and others.

The resulting limited-edition designs (we hear Lagerfeld is making something called the "bowling ball bag"), images of which will be kept strictly under lock and key till November, will only be available for a few months and will retail for $2,725 to $5,450.

[Source: Vanity Fair]

Of course you're not going to go out there this weekend and do anything as foolhardy as deliberately try to get tan, but if you should happen to inadvertently suck up more rays than intended, there's a cool (literally) DIY aprés soleil spritz that'll make your sore skin feel good as new.

Mix aloe vera, liquefied blueberries and cukes together in a spray bottle and store it in the fridge so it'll cool what ails ya. Click on over to Byrdie for the full scoop and, as Baz Luhrmann says, "don't forget the sunscreen!"

[Source: Byrdie]

•Evidently not everyone loves a sale. That's what Mickey Wexler and the folks at J. Crew are learning. The hard way.

The perennially preppy retailer released its dismal 1st quarter earnings report on Wednesday night (they've lost $30.1 million since January) and they've rationalized that too-frequent promotions and price slashing have hurt their core business.

Ironically, the privately held company has drastically reduced prices on the resulting bounty of remaining inventory which may be bad news for them but is something we're just happy enough to do a little jig over -- especially since we need to save every cent for a limited edition LV bag, right?

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