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Louise Amstrup, despite being Danish-born, feels London through and through. Designed a bit like a feminine take on Christopher Kane-style prints, with the construction of Phoebe Philo, Amstrup's spring '13 collection seems poised to launch her over the Atlantic and into the hearts of us Yanks.
Starting with a base of clean neutrals, Amstrup adds flashes of fluorescent, metallic materials, and rich digital images of Fellini-inspired mythical creatures. With full skirts, shaped bodices, and ruffled hems and edges, Amstrup somehow makes lady-like separates feel surprisingly edgy. The woman-with-a-swan's-head printed dress is just right for a lovely lunch...if you were at the table of a really wonderful, but possibly mad individual.
Creative agency Joint London thinks it's high time that Santa got a makeover. After all, the man hasn't had a style rethink in more than 80 years, when Coca-Cola first put his mug — and introduced that fur-trimmed red suit — in the company's holiday advertisements. And, what better way to get Father Christmas on trend read
Whenever we open our closet door or pass by our entryway mirror, there's a faint echo of some adage that won't let us get dressed in peace: "Take off one thing before you leave the house." "Black and blue never go together." "Remember when Becca wore white to Gordo's house and spilled down the front of her shirt and read