No matter which corner of the globe you call home, it’s hard to ignore the ongoing celebrations taking place in and around Buckingham Palace, and around the world. The Diamond Jubilee is putting Queen Elizabeth II in the spotlight, marking the 60th anniversary of her coronation. And, as today marks the beginning of Great Britain’s Central Weekend festivities, we at can’t let the celebration pass without at least raising our glass. So, we’re marking this momentous occasion with the kind of fashionable pomp and circumstance fit for a king queen.
While we could all benefit from taking a page out of Elizabeth’s book — specifically the one which mentions the approximately 600 charities with which the Queen is involved — we’re recognizing the elegance and grace that has made her a monarch of style as well as substance.
Between the extravagant jewels (where does one wear a tiara?), the classic ladylike accessories, the woodsy, heritage moments, and regal pieces that pack a powerful punch, Queen Elizabeth has inspired us to welcome an element of majesty into our own wardrobe. Join in on the royal festivities as we round up 12 Queen Elizabeth-approved (well, we can only hope) sartorial ideas to channel 60 years of timeless style. Here’s to many, many more.
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Way to go, Banana Republic. Just in case any of you weren’t already excited to shop their newest collaboration with Trina Turk, set to launch on June 7, the brand has officially figured out how to make us fall completely head over heels: puppies. No, wait, make that rescue puppies!
To promote the new collection, Banana Republic and Trina Turk have enlisted a bunch of four-legged models whose names you may not be quite as familiar with as Karlie or Andrej. Meet Franklin, Lucy, Clyde, Harry Truman, and other rescue pups from the ASPCA as they wear pieces from the new collection in the dog-gone adorable video.
If you think those statement necklaces and sun hats will look as glam on you as they do on these doggies, you can shop the exciting Trina Turk for Banana Republic collection a day before the official launch when you “like” their Facebook page. But first, watch the playful pooches jump, play, wag, and work they furry way into our hearts while they raise awareness for animal adoption. Squee!
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