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Don't let the first episode of season three of Downton Abbey fool you (What? You haven't seen it yet?). While tradition is very much a part of London's DNA, it hasn't been the driving force of style since the mods, punks, and glam rockers messed the whole thing up.
Starting with those disrupters, the quintessential London look has been as much about leather jackets and ripped stockings as it has been about hunting jackets and boiled wool. Need further proof? We stalked the streets during last week's London Fashion Week for the best in local fashion fare — there's not a naff one in the bunch!
To see and recognize that bold, golden arrow on the side of a sunglasses means you’re part of the Karen Walker club. Her bold specs have long ago become cult products, and the only thing that might inspire a bigger wave of fanaticism than the sunglasses themselves are the clever lookbooks she puts forth each season. read
At every bar or bat mitzvah party I attended in my youth, the DJ would use the moment when everyone's energy had flagged to "take things down to Club Med." This usually consisted of a conga line set to "Feeling Hot, Hot Hot," followed by a limbo competition to "Going Loco Down in Acapulco," and a rousing group dance read