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The opening ceremonies of the London Games are just days away, and we have to admit it, we're getting excited. Between studying up on the athletes to watch, discussing Team USA's uniforms and hoping that the band-reunion gods will smile on the Spice Girls in time, we almost forgot about one very essential element: sprucing up our digs in gold-medal style for viewing parties.
This is where D.C.'s rep as an international hot spot comes in super handy. There are plenty of shops selling cool decor and home accessories emblazoned with patriotic iconography
, whether you love the good ol' stars-and-stripes or the slightly edgy feel of the Union Jack. Click through to scope out these local buys that will still look chic in your space long after the games are over.
It's no secret that we love a good model makeover here at Refinery29. Watching someone transform with the power of hair and makeup is beyond fascinating. So, ICYMI, we teamed up with photographer Elle Muliarchyk this past NYFW. She created a trio of GIF transformations backstage at some of our favorite shows, which we read
CoAlthough Milan is known as home base for luxury accessories — all the great Italian designer handbags and legendary leather shoes have come from its factories — London is giving the establishment a run for its money. British designers have seized on some qualities that many designers in Milan seem to have lost read