This is England: The Most Stunning Snaps From R29's London Launch

Because nothing says "cheerio" quite like free-flowing champagne, an intimate members-only enclave, and a crowd full of sophisticated tastemakers, the Refinery29 crew descended upon The Arts Club in Mayfair for the official launch of our London edition.
The evening featured a cutting-edge set by local indie rockers The Foxes, a steady stream of hip-hop classics courtesy of DJ Leah Weller (daughter of The Jam's Paul), and a parade of beautiful British lovelies like actress Olivia Grant; Made in Chelsea star/jewellery designer, Amber Atherton; and model Zara Martin.
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And, while New York City may be the city that never sleeps, the Big Smoke proved to be no slouch in the party department either, as these delightful party snaps can attest. Click through to get in on the action.
London, we think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship. xoxo, R29
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Laura Hoffmann makes the case for strong stripes.

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The Big Apple crew hits the Big Smoke. R29's senior editor Kristian Laliberte, creative director Piera Gelardi, and co-founder Philippe von Borries made the trip to London for the launch party.

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Musician Aluna Francis of AlunaGeorge kills it in a white biker jacket.

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Guests enjoyed cocktails, burgers, and risotto balls at The Arts Club's subterranean lounge.

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Model Zara Martin opts for a not-so-basic LBD.

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Noelle Reno made the rounds in a tweed skirt suit paired with a statement necklace.

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Fresh-faced gal-about-town Maddison May Brudenell rocks winter whites with a smattering of studs.

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R29 co-founder Philippe von Borries gives those Savile Row suits a run for their money.

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Black, white, and red all over: Actress Olivia Grant offers a modern take on the English rose.

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