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When an under-the-radar European brand shows up on one of our street-style heroes, you can bet that we pay close attention. And when we saw Elle China's Leaf Greener sporting a particularly festive, red-manicured hand collar, we had to know who made it. Turns out, it was Vivetta, an Italian brand that's been on our short list for a while.The hand collar is part of the brand's autumn line, a range filled out with other whimsical, prim-yet-quirky pieces: Alice in Wonderland-esque, frilly, card-shark dresses, (incidentally topical) furry, yellow outerwear, and a sheer dress made modest with some strategically placed fabric bears. It's youthful but with an urban edge — we doubt anyone would accuse a Vivetta devotee of being too childish, thanks to the ever-present, tongue-in-cheek humor. While some nice ladies named Miuccia and Donatella may rule the Italian fashion scene, the Vivetta girl isn't too far behind.
The weather may be grayer in Londontown, but the city's trademark style savvy certainly makes up for it. Bright colors and bold prints are just some of the hallmark staples that stand out against the clouds. (Begging the question: Clouds? What clouds!?) On the street, saturated, fuzzy coats are easier to flag down read