London 2012 Olympics fashion latest
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26 July 2012
Thursday 26 July
PATSY AND EDDY TAKE THE FLAME
Our favourite fictional fashion duo AKA Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders) carried the Olympic flame between the boroughs of Lambeth and Kensington & Chelsea, taking it for a trip down the King’s Road, the pair’s home turf. Patsy paired her standard issue tracksuit with some surpridingly sensible Reebok trainers while Eddy went for a pair a red, white and blue heels.
Their part in the Olympic flame’s prolific journey comes after the special Olymic episode of Absolutely Fabulous screened earlier this week, featuring a guest appearance from Team GB kit designer Stella McCartney.
OLYMP-MATIC: IF GILES MADE SWIMMING CAPS
TRENDING: HAIR ‘MARES
You know what they say – three’s a trend… Perusing the influx of Olympics pics that feed through to Telegraph Fashion HQ, we’ve noticed a lot of hair preening going on. As any long-haired lady will know, sport and hair generally don’t mix, and as hard as you try, that elastic hair band will wiggle it’s way out of your pony as soon a a bit of exertion occurs. Winner of the best hair ‘mare (so far) has to be Venus Williams and her face-slapping locks (although she does get bonus point for the red and blue hair, tres patriotic)…
Here’s some other ladies who’ve been suffering,,,
DID YOU KNOW THAT VERA WANG WAS ONCE ALMOST AN OLYMPIC FIGURE SKATER?
WHERE DOES HE BUY HIS JEANS?!
We couldn’t help but notice German cyclist Robert Foerstemann’s MASSIVE thighs. We’re guessing he has to wear his lycra duds all the time because we doubt even High & Mighty could outfit those beasts. Maybe he should give Paul Smith a call?
THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE LOOKS CHIC WHILST PLAYING SPORT
The Duchess chose a £35 dress from the Hobbs sale to undertake her first official Olympics outing to Bacon’s College in London’s Rotherhithe. Ever the good sport, she played some table tennis, football and had a go at judo, and managed to look impeccable when most of us would look a little sweaty and flustered.
BIG MAC, SMALL FRIES PLEASE
We’d look as glum as Spanish canoeist Saúl Craviotto if we had to wear this for the next fortnight. The Spanish uniform has been designed by Russian fim Bosco, and as one fashion wag commented “looks like someone’s barfed on a McDonald’s uniform”. However, before we feel too sorry for them, let’s remember that Spain won Euro 2012 and the World Cup. You win some…
PELLEGRINI GOES PUCCI-ESQUE
We’ll have to wait until tomorrow’s Opening Ceremony to get a good look at all of the team kits, many of which have been created by world-famous designers, so until then we’re keeping our eyes peeled for snazzy unofficial athlete outfits. Italian swimmer Federica Pellegrini has caught our eye with this Pucci-esque number (although we’re sure it looks all the more appealing thanks to her sporty bod).