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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Real Style: Nottinghill Carnival

Every third weekend in August, Londoners have an event called Nottinghill Carnival...
...tons of people stream the streets of London's Nottinghill and Ladbroke Grove neighborhoods to celebrate Caribbean culture, music, and food:
Turns out my vacation fell during this time, so I had the great opportunity to partake:
I was set on enjoying myself, but knew I had to capture just a tiny bit of Real Style to give you guys a taste of the Carnival!
Check it:
Hip hop chic was the trend, as this group flaunted their doorknocker earrings, dookie chains, and Adidas jackets...
These young ladies were eye catching in dresses with waist cinching belts, a herringbone patterned skirt with gladiator sandals, and a patterned top with skinny jeans....
This group had a lot going on, but captured trends I saw a lot in London: shorts worn with stockings and lots of plaid...
..and I did find a few guys, who were very fashion forward with hot hairstyles, shorts with suspenders, and English naval inspired jackets.
Chic!
I'm off to Paris today...hoping the internet connection stays constant!
Cheers!

6 comments:

Denise said...

Ok, Ms.Claire you are rockin the white jacket. I like it. Where did you get it?
Nottinghill CArnival had some different style.But, I have to say I have seen 2 of those outfits on my girl Kelis. Kelis is before her time when it come to fashion...

Furaha said...

I was there last year!! Glad you got to partake. You're making me miss the London fashion scene.

dj_lissamonét said...

omg my ass hasn't been since 96.
i definitely got to back...thanks for this miss claire!
~lissa

QueenB.D said...

OMG I cant believe I missed you when you came over here ;-) Glad you enjoyed it!

Liah said...

Claire, I know this post is pose to be about what others are wearing, but I'm loving your entire look. The fitted white blazer looks great. I'mma have to imitate this look soon enough.

Vanitee said...

iM GLAD U CAME TO EXPERiENCE THE CARNiVAL, BEEN EVERY YEAR SiNCE I WAS 10 AND IM 22 NOW, iLUV iT, PURE GOOD ViBES AND DONT WE HAVE SUCH GREAT STYLE?! LoL..
U LOOKED GREAT!