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From London Fashion…With Love

By KristySamone — March 08, 2012

My dear friend, Crystal, who I worked with at ESPN, moved to its London site two years ago. A “Fashion Femme Fatale,” in its truest sense, she wrote me this enchanting letter about how the UK has influenced her style. She moves back to the U.S. this week!

Crystal at NYFW show w/fav Gucci handbag

Dear KristySamone, 

Fortunately, my style has evolved over the years.  I always wished to be trendy and admired those who pulled it off effortlessly.  So, I decided to be a trendsetter by embracing fashion and appreciating my own preferences.  I love simple, well made timeless pieces, which leaves my wardrobe almost print free but leaves plenty of room for bold statement colors.  I also try to accentuate my Godly blessings, such as my skin tone and legs with products I buy from here.

Before I moved to London, I was the biggest shoe whore.  Unfortunately, my feet, six inch heels and London’s pavements didn’t get along so well.  So my focus temporarily (okay permanently) shifted to handbags and the craftsmanship of Italian leather.  London like New York City is a fantastic city to explore your own fashion sense and I loved to see the trends that I knew would soon cross the Atlantic Ocean.  London also taught me to appreciate fashion houses and designers.  I didn’t feel overly bougie because I liked big names like Gucci, Louis, Louboutin, Giuseppe,  Temperley London, Catherine Malandrino etc nor did I feel out of place wearing up and coming designers like Lisa Jayne Dunn.

London also gives you the opportunity to be a Lady or a Tramp.  You can enjoy tea time at Harrods and a few hours later party in Soho with girls who dresses that should be shirts.

So, I will dearly miss this city that I have called home for the past two years.


KristySamone enjoys “High Tea” at Harrods w/Crystal in 2011

Note: Crystal is loyal to her favorite beauty products, but new to the list is Britain’s luxury spa and skincare line – Elemis. She adores the facecare products. I love Elemis, as well (especially the Frangipani Monoi Shower Cream –  exotic infusion of Tahitian Monoi Oil fragranced with Frangipani flowers – smells divine!)

Her fav products

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I'm a media strategist, fashion fan and whimsical event planner. For years, I've been "reporting" from fashion shows and fabulous events to my loved one out of pure joy. Unbeknowest to me in February 2012 my sister started with photos and letters I'd sent her from New York Fashion Week. She said, "I think you need a blog!" LOL! I've been trying keep us with this and life ever since:) Thanks so much for reading!

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