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British Style Supremacy Reigns At Net-A-Porter

When it's good, Brit style is so very, very good: whimsical and daring and polished in equal measure. So is it any wonder that the fashionista-studded Net-A-Porter 10th Birthday Party at London's Westfield was a style bonanza? (Okay, with kneesocks...)

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Jacquetta Wheeler makes the short-short/flat sandals/unstructured jacket thing look effortless. (It's not!)


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Besides having among the best last names ever, Alice Beer does a nice take on toned-down metallics.


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Okay, I friggin' love Sophie Ellis-Bextor AND her style and my British friends give me all kinds of flack for it, so...yeah. Save it. And I also like mumsy 70s-inflected florals! Defiance!


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Amber Le Bon's dress is like a curtain rising on a really hokey show. Did I ever tell you about the time I was working in a restaurant and "Rio" was playing and this crazy lady came in and backed me into a corner and told me that the Le Bon family were all devil worshipers and Duran Duran's music was disseminating sinister evil messages to the world, and needed to be stopped?


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Ben Grimes looks sullen. I would be too, if I'd been demoted to flight attendant on the Starship: Enterprise.


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What a coincidence! We just received a press release in our inbox informing us that "celebrities just can't get enough off their military inspired cargo skinnys!" . And here's Poppy Delavigne to prove it!


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Now we're talkin': Alice Temperley, Laura Bailey and Jade Parfitt: all somewhat absurd, and yet completely awesome.


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I did warn you there would be kneesocks. Maybe Gemma Arterton's going to play an impromptu game of footie?

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DISCUSSION

I question the wisdom of wearing kneesocks with a party dress when one is over the age of 9, but I do enjoy the word "kneesock." Come to think of it, I enjoy most -ock words: kneesock, frock, smock, hassock, and, of course, cock…