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Harrods: Opening an Island Boutique?

Harrods, the biggest department store in Europe which covers over 5 acres, is an exciting part of visitors’ trips to London. But why should the excitement of Harrods only be reserved to those in London? The owners of Harrods must have been wondering the same thing because they are planning to open a smaller boutique on the island of Sardinia for the summer season. The royal family of Qatar, who owns Harrods, also own four luxury hotels on the island, so it just makes sense right? The boutique will reportedly be made of entirely steel and crystal and will feature a large area to host different types of events. I know I would sure love to visit!

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Oscar de la Renta in the News

Oscar de la Renta has just opened up a new store and their first store on Mount Street in London. It’s neighbors are Christian Louboutin, Balenciaga, and Marc Jacobs; can I live there? Not to mention the store is over 3,000 square feet and three stories tall. I don’t know about you but I could spend a whole weekend lost in there. Trip to London anyone?

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London Fashion Tidbits – Volume 1

Hello stateside friends!

I have been enjoying London very much and wanted to let you know some of the fashion I have been taking notice of while I have been here the past week. A lot of the things I have noticed that are very popular are very similar to those things we wear in the States.

Leather coat (North Faces, Patagonia’s, etc. are not worn here)

 

coggles.com £595

owntherunway.com £36.99

harrods.com £799

Skull Scarf (I’m actually wearing one right now. You see these on EVERYONE here.)

avenue32.com £480

net-a-porter.com $295

alexandermcqueen.com $295

Sock buns (they are perfect for keeping your hair in check here in the constantly rainy/windy weather)

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Cheers!

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Team USA Olympic Uniforms – June 27

As Olympic trials are in full swing and the TV is already filled with Olympic and Team USA themed commercials, the United States is a buzz with Olympic fever. Nike has finally released the 2012 London Olympics track and field uniforms for Team USA. This year the team will be rocking a stunning red with USA in navy on the chest. There will be some white detailing as well. This is a bold move for The United States playing off of only one of their three colors. America will also be blending in with the color of one of it’s main competitors – China. The bright color will not only pop for onlookers in the stands but will be good for TV viewers to keep an eye on their favorite athletes.

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Diamond Jubilee 2012 – Final Day!

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Today marked the final day of the Diamond Jubilee. Sadly, the Queen’s husband, Prince Phillip, could not attend due to be hospitalized for a bladder infection. Although he was missed, and rain threatened onlookers, the events went on as planned. Planes soared over Buckingham Palace shooting out streams of blue and red smoke. The Queen even concluded the festivities with a two minute address to the nation, which is rare for her.

Kate wore a cream colored lace overlay dress. She accompanied it with a cream colored hat that had a small veil and a rather large flower on top. She wore the same nude L.K. Bennett pumps she wore on the second day of the Jubilee.

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The Queen wore a robin egg’s blue colored matching dress coat and hat. They were both encrusted with embellishments. She added her signature gloves to finish off the look.

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Diamond Jubilee 2012 – Day 3

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 The English weather brightened up a little bit today for the third day of the Diamond Jubilee and celebrities were out in full force for the Jubilee Concert. Performances were made by artists such as Cheryl Cole, Grace Jones, Will.I.Am, Kylie Minogue, and Gary Barlow.

 

The queen shined in a gold dress and opted for no hat today. She accessorized with a pearl necklace and tan colored gloves.

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Kate looked beautiful as always in a purple and blue patterned dress and opted for no hat as well. The dress is sold at Whistles and cost 150 British Pounds.

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Marc Jacobs’ Spring ’12 Collection Stolen!

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On its way from Paris to London for today’s press day, the Spring 2012 Marc Jacobs collection was stolen.  In a statement, the Marc Jacobs PR team said, “Dear all, The Marc Jacobs PR team is sorry to inform you that our press day tomorrow in the Marc Jacobs store is canceled, due to the theft of the spring/summer 2012 collections during its transfer from Paris.”

Elle.com predicts that the company will be scouring eBay for any sign of the collection.  “And if you see anyone walking around in fringed plastic before February, well, you’ve spotted a thief,” the article said.

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