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Look of the Day~ Katy Perry in Marchesa

Katy attended the London red carpet premiere for her new movie, Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D in this white, sleeveless Marchesa cocktail dress featuring gold embroidery and a tulle skirt.

The pop singer showed her love for the country she once called home, by wearing red, white and blue lashes and accessorizing with a Union Jack Jack Solange Azagury-Partridge cocktail ring and walking the red carpet carrying a Union Jack flag umbrella. Gold Jimmy Choo strappy sandals completed her look.

 

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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Style Find~ Jigsaw London Sleeveless Wrap Blouse

Style Find: Jigsaw London, Sleeveless Wrap Blouse, $140.00.

Where to Buy: Jigsaw London

Why You Should Buy: Graphic prints are a must for this season. The cross diagonal pattern of the zig zag and chevron pattern mixes sophistication and fun. You'll love the fabric and the draping of this blouse flatters your shape beautifully. Pair this top with a sleek pair of ankle length trousers or add a jacket for a statement office look.

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Look of the Day~ Cara Delevingne in Chanel

Cara attended the Serpentine Summer Party in London wearing this sultry, sheer, black, Chanel lace dress featuring fluttering ruffle sleeves. 

She teamed her look with a Chanel clutch and statement earpiece, also from the French design house's collection.

Kohl rimmed, smokey-eyes and a sleek topknot completed Cara's elegant look.

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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Celebrity Style~ Whitney Port

Whitney attended Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model Event in London wearing this sleeveless, punchy colored Camilla and Marc dress.

She accessorized her look with mint ASOS silver cap toe heels, and over $130,000 in De Beers diamond gems.

We love this fun and flirty dress but, the accessories seem to kill the entire look? Why all the bling for a press event? It's not like she was headed to the Emmy's or another red carpet event. The shoes stick out like a sore thumb. I think Whitney needs to hire a stylist or at least take notes from her pals Lauren Conrad and Olivia Palermo.

What do you guys think? Is Whitney's  look a hit or miss?

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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First Look: Butter London's Olympic Heavy Medal Collection

Butter London is giving us a reason to celebrate the 2012 Summer Olympics in style. Their latest nail polish collection, Heavy Medal, is a trio of colors inspired by the upcoming summer games.

The limited edition collection, which retails for $36.00, features three bold metallic hues: The Full Monty (a molten gold hue), Diamond Geezer (a platinum silver hue), and The Old Bill (a bronze hue).

The nail polish collection is available online at Butter London.com and select retailers.

Which winning lacquer is your favorite color?

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

A Little Bit Country: Classic Tweed or Seedy in the City?

Growing up, my grandmother was my own personal stylist. According to gran any sort of tweedy ensemble − no matter how posh in the countryside − was simply not acceptable walking the streets of London on a weekend afternoon.

Traditionally in the days of shooting parties and fox hunts tweed and country style was considered for the elite − uniforms of country pursuits that signified a posh elegance and notification of class.

But then these elites started to trickle into the city. Too busy to change from hedgerow to Saville Row and a metamorphosis was created. The “Sloan Rangers” arrived − think the heyday of Princess Diana and Sarah Ferguson.

What happened next? A lot of these Rover driving rangers didn’t want to hunt around in vintage shops to replace their beloved tweedy jacket. Neither could they be bothered to go to the nearest country shop for the coveted Barbour. The word got out to savvy designers everywhere. Burberry, quintessentially cool brand known for the trench started to design using more tweeds and checks. Ralph Lauren the beloved of every Hamptons preppy, went all out and brought us country beach chic full stop.

There is new inspiration on the catwalks but has tweed ever been away or has it just worked its charming self back into acceptance? Have we just become less judgmental and more tolerant of fab plaid and the Prince of Wales cheeky check?

Designers have come around with creations to remind us that urban edge meets country cool − a quality and eccentric look that defines British style. They say necessity is the mother of invention. Some of the world’s best designers, the availability of top quality wool and the all pervasive stiff upper lip approach to practicality has led to a sophisticated blend of a unique country style and sensibility that is synonymous with British fashion.

But remember to go for chic country casual. Leave the farmers’ wellies at home − wearing your favourite hunting coat complete with shooting cartridges in the poachers pocket and a deer stocker cap is not a good look for anyone.

Instead combine a tweed skirt with a pair of great leather boots with a heel or flip it around and wear some dressy wellies − Aigle makes some really nice ones in navy blue. Add a plain wool skirt and a sophisticated navy blazer with an on-trend ruffled blouse for a classic Kate Middleton equestrian feel. The key to this style is mixing textures to create a look that says cool casual chic.

Fine tweeds and a good quality cut will look classy on anyone, even if you have never stepped foot in the country. Tweeds add easy elegance with a touch of British eccentricity. Who can pass that up?

~Kate de Lacy @fashionedgy

Kate de Lacy is a writer currently residing in Bath, London. She has many passions and wears many fashionable hats  including those of  fashion blogger, journalist, illustrator, art historian and traveler. Kate is currently looking for an opportunity to move to the United States.

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Look of the Day~ Lea Michele

Lea attended the 2012 Glamour Women of the Year Awards in London wearing this stunning, navy, off the shoulder, Zac Posen gown.

The Glee star accessorized her elegant look with aqua-and-sapphire Lorraine Schwartz gems and metallic heels. 

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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Kate Middleton Stuns in Jenny Packham at the BOA Olympic Concert~

The Duchess of Cambridge wore this breathtaking, jewel-toned, Jenny Packham floor-sweeping gown to the Our Greatest Team Rises – BOA Olympic Concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London. 

Her sensational jade green, chiffon, pleated gown featured lace cap-sleeves and bodice adorned with Swarovski crystals and a jeweled waistline.

Kate completed her look with her favorite Jimmy Choo Vamp sandals and a bespoke clutch.

From head-to-toe this look is a showstopper. What do you think of her look?

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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Giorgio Armani Aids Italian Athletes~

Giorgio Armani's latest fashion creation, track suits for the 2012 Italian Olympic team, are not only stylish but practical as well. The fashionable athletic gear will be worn during the opening and closing ceremonies, and have the Italian national anthem stitched into the cloth of the suits.

Why? It seems that the Italian soccer team has been previously teased for mouthing the words of the anthem, Mameli's Hymn, during international matches and some admit to not knowing the lyrics. Italians do not teach the song in the school curriculum, so they would need to learn the hymn on their own.

During the presentation of the Olympic line today, Armani said, "Sport is the most patriotic activity and inspires national pride." 

Pretty clever thinking on Armani's part, don't you think? 

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Image Source: E Fashion Trend, New York Post

Ten Best Looks of The Week~

Get the wrap up on the ten best looks of the week!

Fashion Designer Victoria Beckham attended the Lane Crawford commercial event in Hong Kong wearing a white sheath dress with a belted waist from her own collection. Supermodel Heidi Klum walked the red carpet at the DKMS Linked Against Blood Cancer Gala event in this sparkling,  Temperley London, silver, column gown.

 

Actress Camilla Belle attended the Women's Filmmaker Brunch at the Tribeca Film Festival in this gorgeous, floral print, Whistles dress featuring ruched detailing and 3/4 length sleeves. Actress Mila Kunis wowed at CinemaCon in this sensational 3.1 Phillip Lim short suiting ensemble. Her look included silky, gold metallic shorts, a peach blouse and a black blazer.

 

The Duchess of Cambridge wore this sensational Matthew Williamson dress adorned with jeweled cuffs and neckline to the London premiere of African Cats. Actress Charlize Theron turned heads at CinemaCon in this Dior dress featuring sexy cutouts.

 

Actress Chloë Moretz was on hand at CinemaCon to accept her Female Star of Tomorrow Award in this pretty, Kenzo metallic cocktail dress. Actress Taylor Schilling added some color to the London red carpet premiere of The Lucky One in this Peter Pilotto embroidered sheath.

 

Actress Claire Danes wore this curve-hugging, hot pink Narciso Rodriguez dress to the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of Hysteria. Actress Michelle Williams attended the red carpet premiere of Take This Waltz at the Tribeca Film Festival wearing this elegant, floral print, Giambattista Valli pleated shift dress.

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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