30 June 2010

The Best Dressed List: Take a summer stroll...

We feel today’s opener deserves a moment’s pause of appreciation. Because not only is it a charming little number fit for a swell garden party, it’s also a welcome surprise from Drew Barrymore whose daywear tends to be more 90s grunge than gorgeously girlie (need we remind you of her many tie-dye leggings and sack-like combos? No, we think not). It’s something Eva Mendes would trot about in or Scarlett Johansson perhaps... Drew keeps that retro aura of hers alive, however, with a pair of too-cool-for-school neon sunnies, resulting in an overall impression of sheer vintage glamour– from the bold red lips to the floral print to the co-ordinating heels - but with a kooky twist. Sooo dreamy...

Another star flaunting her sun-suitable style is the perpetually chic Olivia Palermo. Her perky little sundress with a flippy skirt is perfect for popping about town, especially when teamed with metallic ballet pumps and a casual top-knot. Plus, as the ladylike lady she is, no gusts of wind will cause an undignified flash because Olivia wisely wears hers with a fitted underlay of clashing purple. Oh, if only it was so simple for the rest of us.

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We’ve barely seen Kristen Stewart out of LBDs for the Twilight tour so what a treat we have here. For her appearance on the Today show yesterday, KStew made the most of her lightened locks with this creamy Helmut Lang SS10 creation with mesh inserts and matching ivory pumps. She looks nice, no? If not a tad weary...

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Always one to amaze us with her fashion flair is Amber Le Bon and here she is at the Elizabeth Arden 100th Anniversary something-or-other in London last night. We’re loving her silky maxi-dress from her mum's YLB for Wallis collection but we can’t put our finger on what is it that the print reminds us off...? Oh yes! It’s that patterned rug we found in a Moroccan souk - how lovely!

Meanwhile, Katy Perry also opted for an ankle grazer for a no-rubber-in-sight shocker. She kept her pins under wraps but was nonetheless expressive thanks to the intergalactic explosion on her slinky gown. A very savvy choice indeed.

But what say you - inspired or just tired by today’s selection? It’s over to you, folks.

by Jessica Vince

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