Thursday, September 4, 2008

Musette's Global Style File, 1st Edition

Musette takes you around the world, spotlighting the countries that have style down pat. Native or not, never be afraid to show a little national pride for your favorite fashion destination.

British Beauty
Refinement is the key to mastering the art of British sophistication. Rug up in wonderful woollies and riding boots while being sure to add your own personal touch. Borrow looks from the likes of Twiggy, Karen Elson and Kate, and your wardrobe will have you feeling like fashion royalty in no time.

Winning Example: Kate Moss

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Clockwise from Left: Burberry trench, collared sweater by Paul Smith, J Brand jeans, Chloe patchwork sweater, boots by Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan bag, jeans by Chloe, and French sole ballet flats.

'She was an American Girl'
Clean-cut is cool and preppy is perfect when channeling an all-American girl. Look to American Sweethearts such as Claire Danes and Kate Bosworth for inspiration while throwing in a little Blair Waldorf for good measure. Turn yourself out like a trip to the Hamptons is merely a Jitney ride away, in classic and quality staples.

Winning Example: Kate Bosworth

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Clockwise from Left: Alberta Ferretti sandals, antique strand of pearls, shirt by James Perse, Melissa Odabash one piece swimsuit, tennis dress by Miu Miu, Vanessa Bruno dress, Christian Louboutin espadrilles, and shorts by Diane von Furstenberg.

Aussie Gold

With Australian fashion finally being recognized on a world scale, now is the prime time to embrace it. Keep the grunge level high, the shorts short, and most importantly have fun with your clothing choices. Rock out in leathers and party in the youthful looks that leave us all yearning for an Australian summer.

Winning Example: Erin Wasson (Ksubi Muse & Honorary Australian)

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Clockwise from left: Helmut Lang leather jacket, Ksubi sunglasses, Lover kaftan dress, fringe mini dress from, peace pendant from Girl Props, James Perse t-shirt, jean shorts by Ksubi, Marc by Marc Jacobs butterfly shoes, Bottega Veneta clutch, gladiator sandals by Azzedine Alaia.