With all due respect to Richard Curtis, there's much more to Notting Hill than lovesick, floppy-haired yuppies. Exhibit A: The annual Notting Hill Carnival, a dizzying spectacle of hip-shaking music, dancers decked out in feathered headgear, and generous portions of jerk chicken and rum cocktails, all in celebration of West Indian culture.
The two-day street party kicks off this Sunday and Monday, August 25 and 26, with countless after-parties guaranteed to keep the celebrating going 'til dawn. And, since those feathers, sequins, and sexy bustiers are best left to the performers themselves (or not — 'atta girl!), we've rounded up some stylish, colour-saturated, and super-festive ensembles that will keep the festivities buzzing wherever you end up.
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If we had to describe the contents of our bedroom during our teenage years, we'd have a list of strange-yet-wonderful items. These include a wealth of butterfly clips, a hefty supply of roll-on body glitter, and some unfortunate lip colors. Oh, and let's not forget a wall full of photos from Tiger Beat featuring our read
If the Met Gala is the Super Bowl of stylish charity benefits, the New Yorkers For Children Gala could be considered its pre-game. On Monday night, some of the most recognizable personalities in NYC converged at the Mandarin Oriental for a night of philanthropy just as we like it: with a side of dancing. And, with read