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Spice Girls

The Spice Girls reunited for the 2012 London Olympics closing ceremony.
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In one of the most anticipated reunions of recent history, the ladies of the Spice Girls came together for their first performance in four years at the 2012 London Olympics closing ceremony. The fabulous fivesome rode into the Union Jack spoked stage on light-encrusted London cabs and performed a medley of "Wannabe" and "Spice Up Your Life." Posh, Ginger, Baby, Sporty, and Scary were glowing and exuberant for this reunion performance, wearing updated high fashion versions of their signature Spice costumes.

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One Direction

One Direction performs at the 2012 London Olympics closing ceremony.
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One of the most impressive takeaways from this 2012 London Olympics closing ceremony has to be the exemplary showcase of British talent. Representing the youngest generation, the boys of One Direction graced the Olympic stage for a high-energy performance of their hit "What Makes You Beautiful" to an audience of 1 billion people in their hallmark tailored coordinates. The color palette for tonight's celebration was a cool complementary set of white, navy, and grey. A careful balance of polished casualwear, the 2012 VMA performers paired chino trousers, crisp button-ups, and skinny lapeled blazers with low-top Converse Chuck Taylors, nautical striped accessories (though, the suspenders took a night off), and untucked shirts.

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Ryan Lochte

Ryan Lochte wears an American flag grill set during the Men's 400m Individual Medley medal ceremony at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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Let's talk about Ryan Lochte. He's the 27-year-old American swimmer who made his Olympic debut at the 2004 Athens Olympics when he was just 19. He swam alongside Olympic phenom Michael Phelps (ever heard of him?) in the men's 400m individual medley this weekend and won GOLD for the good ol' U-S-of-A. BUT he was reportedly in danger of not receiving his medal because of a controversial accessory move en route to the podium: the dude popped in a set of American flag grills. It's not like we've never seen grills before (we ARE the network that brought you From G's to Gents sweetheart Riff Raff after all), it's just that, when you're part of a team that has posh Opening Ceremony uniforms crafted by Ralph Lauren complete with smart little berets, throwing on a pair of diamond grills is definitely a curveball. For a dude to pull a style stunt this ballsy, we KNEW there had to be more to this budding fashion icon, so we did a little research. To follow are our findings, and in the spirit of the international games, we're doling out (and subtracting) points as they contribute to Ryan's overall style score.

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The 2012 London Olympics officially kick off this Friday, and now that MAJOR designers and supermodels are being showcased in the games' closing ceremony, this international athletic spectacular is now ALSO a full-on fashion affair. In an effort to ensure you have your style game ready and locked (on top of the ironclad Olympics nails REALNESS you're undoubtedly already working), we're bringing you some of the greatest Olympics-inspired pieces out there, divided into a few festive themes. Happy shopping!

WINNER'S CIRCLE STEEZ

Gold medal Olympics-inspired gear.
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Channel Olympic might by swaddling yourself in GOLD. This metallic duffel bag from ASOS ($46.40) will house everything from workout gear to weekend travel essentials and do it all in style. Even if you aren't an Olympian, celebrate the winners with this medal-emblazoned Vivienne Westwood t-shirt we spotted at FarFetch ($105.00) or this stylized medal/bottle opener from Bonanza ($10.66). Take it to the next level, all-out DRIPPING in gold with a pair of glittery Superga ($) sneakers and a digital Casio (£39.71) watch.

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I love these two as a couple. What a festive way to celebrate two important events in their life. Mariah looks like a dream.

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