The Olympics are about to get started in London, so why not celebrate with some of our favourite British beauty finds? Each of these luxurious products has a signature English touch that we can't get enough of.
If you're lucky enough to be heading to London for the 2012 Olympics, we suggest you head to iconic department store Selfridges to snag a piece of Karl Lagerfeld's Olympic-themed capsule collection. The "Team Karl" collection will include limited-edition tees and accessories featuring Karl (decked out in his signature suit) in Olympic-like poses — who knew he could fling a discus? The collection coincides with the launch of the designer's new premium men's line, Karl Lagerfeld Paris Man, and the Kaiser himself will make an appearance at Selfridges to celebrate the launch on July 24.
After much anticipation, Adidas has just revealed its 2012 Olympic uniforms for Britain designed by Stella McCartney. The uniforms, which took two years to create, highlight a modern take on Great Britain's Union Jack flag. “The first place to start on a project like this is to look at the Union flag," said McCartney. "For me it’s one of the most beautiful flags in the world and it was important for me to stay true to that iconic design but also to modernise it and present it in a contemporary way." The designer injected her own fashion-forward spin on it via clean lines and and a less literal take on the flag. "Something that was very important to me was to try and use that very iconic image but to dismantle it and try to soften it, break it down and make it more fashionable in a sense," said McCartney. While the designer has already taken some criticism for not showing enough patriotism in the design, we like it. Take a look at the uniforms in the slideshow and tell us what you think in the comments section below.