What's not to love about the Opening Ceremonies, which I am sure that many of us will be watching this evening whether it's to watch the torch making its way into the stadium, to see your teams or the uniforms! Yesterday Kate Middleton looked fabulously casual at the torch being passed in front of her very eyes! I love that she's rocking fab blue jeggings and a white shirt with wedge heels. We'll update you on this look!Standing between her husband and Prince Harry, we can only imagine what they chatted about. Stay tuned as we will be tweeting during the ceremonies talking style starting at 7:30pm EST!
Over the past few days, we have all heard about The Queen's Diamond Jubilee which celebrates Queen Elizabeth's 60 years as the Queen of England. With a number of celebrations, this was a great way to check out a number of fashionable ways to rock a look while being respectful of the decorum that this series of events requires. Kate Middleton (picture courtesy of WENN.com), rocked out in this amazing Alexander McQueen pin dress at the River Pageant Flotilla. I have seen it worn by a number of celebrities and I love the way that Kate is wearing it. She paired this with one of her favorite go to shoes - the nude pump by L.K. Bennett.
I would complete this look with the fun and compact clutch by Nina which has a nice embellishment on the top of the clasp. I would also pair these Charriol champagne diamond and bronze drop earrings. Together this is such a fab look!
If you want to get in on a celebration, you can go to a number of bars that are whipping up drinks in honor of this event! Our friends at Whitehall here in NYC (19 Greenwich Ave) have The Queen's Jubilee Cocktail made by mixologist, John McCarthy.
Colin's fave restaurant is his friend's Fish 'n Chips place which is super authentic @ 112 Greenwich Ave (12th/13th sts)
It's a new month and it's another Monday! Today I'm introducing you to my favorite mixologist, Colin Asare-Appiah of U'Luvka Vodka. You can also find him as one of the stars of Discovery Travel Channel's Cocktail Kings! Whether he's out pouring, traveling with the brand, being included in Jason Bell's "An Englishman in New York", etc we had to ask him about his style, how we can stay in touch with him and what's on his horizons! Enjoy the spread above with some tidbits and then continue on below!
When you travel as much as Colin does, he wants to make sure that his fans around the globe stay connected with him by getting his iPhoneTwitter app so that you know everything that is going on with him! As he globetrots around the world he LOVES LOVES LOVES his Thomas Pink shirts!!! Colin says, "in fact the new one from the prestige collection in dapper houndstooth is perfection - natty, navy, crisp and dare I be cheeky here? I swear I've seen our Wills photo'd in it (Prince William - aka groom to be of the gorgeous Kate Middleton). NEVER felt nattier". I'm guessing that this means it's definitely on trend and super cute!
Although he's always traveling, JAMAICA. JAMAICA. JAMAICA. Perfection on earth. His paradise found. Cannot get there often enough. Hand him an Angoustura Rum (from Trinidad) Mai Tai and he's in heaven. Of course on the horizon, he will continue to travel here, there and everywhere in search of the next perfect cocktail wherever it may be found...Stay tuned to The Cocktail Kings on TV's The Discovery Channel and you'll see where we go next... Of course he hopes all roads will lead him to Jamaica.
Wow last week was quite a week with the announcement of Prince William's engagement to Kate Middleton! Hearing this long awaited news made me think about being little and seeing when Lady Di had her wedding. I remember being glued to the TV and seeing the longest train that I had ever seen in my entire life. I remember everyone talking about it and back then I was just a little girl in Indiana! Lady Di set trends (even her famed ring was a bit of news when people found out that the $60,000 ring was purchased from a catalog - gasp) and made her style her own and one that others wanted to follow. It is said that Kate Middleton will do the exact same thing as she also has an amazing sense of style!
Above she is seen wearing a gorgeous blue jersey silk dress that compliments her fabulous engagement ring. London based ISSA is known as the Brazilian DVF and with the classic elements of this dress, it is easy to see that comparison. This dress has been one of the lines most loved designs within the ready to wear collection. We love Kate as she never takes a bad picture whether she knows the camera is there or not. In addition, she's absolutely gorgeous and if her mom is any point of reference, you can see that she has amazing classic looks that will keep her in the forefront of our minds in terms of what she's wearing next. Kitten Lounge loves the new addition to the royal family so expect to see more coverage of what she's up to and of course what she will be wearing, what designer she would choose and more as this is the next wedding of the century!
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