Alexa Chung at the Chanel Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2011/2012 show in Paris, France, on July 5, 2011, Eliza Doolittle at the world premiere of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" after party in London, England, on July 7, 2011, and Evanna Lynch at the world premiere of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" in London, England, on July 7, 2011.
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A couple shoe things of note happened this week. A lot of which took place in Europe. OK, so there were more than a couple things—the world is a vast and giant place full of millions of people living out their simultaneous existences, blahblahblah something something, Disney theme park. But, listen. We don't have access to photographs of those amazing shoes and killer outfit you wore to dinner last night (unless you sent it to us for our Top Style Blogger feature *wink wink, nudge nudge*), so for the purposes of storytelling, bear with me and just, y'know, nod along.
So this week, a few of our favorite ladies across the pond did something really interesting: pairing girly, frilly frocks with kick-arse (That's how they say it over there, right?? Oh wait, no, that's PIRATES... *head retracts into body like a turtle*), edgy-femme footwear. Our girls Alexa Chung, Eliza Doolittle, and Evanna Lynch show us how to execute this refreshing take on outfit assemblage.
Alexa Chung wore this ruffled and satin-bowed Chanel dress to the Chanel Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2011/2012 show in Paris on Tuesday (naturally). But in true Alexa Chung fashion (how punny!), she had to throw in a curveball somewhere. These ankle-strapped snap cap-toes with their conservative block heels and almost-total coverage are just modest enough to stay in line with the demure coquette vibe that is just SO Alexa, but strange enough (meant in the best way possible) to keep Chung's street cred intact. *golf clap*
At the world premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 yesterday, Eliza Doolittle and Evanna Lynch paired their pink lacy frocks with strappy, black, whip-cracking heels. While the whole pink-and-black thing has the potential to be a little sk8er boi/early aughts/look at my anarchy "tattoo" I made with Sharpie!!!, these little Brits executed it in just the right way. Eliza and Evanna go for lighter (rather than bolder) pinks and opt for black with curvy feminine shapes IN ADDITION TO subtle but nonetheless angst-riddled hardware (all-the-way-up lacing on Eliza's platform Christian Louboutins and nailhead studding for Evanna's strappy stilettos).