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Brits wear highest heels in Europe but Dr. Martens are in demand too

We love a really random study and this week research by Compeed says that Brits wear the highest heels in Europe.

While plenty of celebs totter in super high skyscrapers, the average heel height in the UK is reportedly 3.3 inches, Vogue reported. Tall women are considered more confident rich, successful, independent, assertive and get this…intelligent, one psychologist told the Daily Express (we must really wear heels more often!)

Apparently Spanish women wear the second highest shoes in Europe and France, (land of the iconic ballet pump trend) the lowest- with an average of 2.4 inches. Within Britain, you are apparently most likely to find girls braving super high heels in the North East, followed by London.

Taking it to extremes – Christian Louboutin’s ballet heels

But it seems that plenty of British women are happy to buck the heel trend as legendary maker of phenominally comfortable (and clompy) boots, Dr. Martens has had a bumper year, with ASOS reporting that sales have risen a massive 230% from 2011 to 2012 and the boot co revealed it has made £22 million in profits in the same year.

Interestingly ASOS said that while the boots are popular, the three hole shoe as recently worn by Alexa Chung and Agnes Deyn was the biggest seller, while the collaboration with Liberty must have boosted sales too.

Rihanna loves them too!

Stories: Vogue and The Telegraph.

Beyond excited about Rihanna’s Styled To Rock show

OMG we can’t wait to see new reality-ish fashion series Styled To Rock with Rihanna, Nicola Roberts and Henry Holland…oh and some extra guests. Check out the trailer and get excited!

Battle of the high street hotties: Lana del Rey + Rihanna

Brace yourself for stellar adverts for our fav highsteet stores. Land Del Rey is the new face of H&M, while Rihanna is designing a hot clothing collection for River Island.

Lana will film a commercial for H&M and record a song called Blue Velvet especially for the campaign, which so far shoes her in a fluffy pink sweater. Apparently the collection will be super feminine with a focus on knitwear and tweed…two of AW12’s key looks. The brand’s creative director reportedly told WWD that ‘the mood is very LA noir’ … yay!

Meanwhile, after a lot of speculation, Rihanna is officially designing her own capsule collection for River Island…but you’ll have to wait until Spring to get your hands on it. This is possibly a good thing as we bet some of the outfits will be slightly revealing and edgy…not handy in winter with goose pimples.

Rihanna told the press: “I’ve been wanting to design my own collection for some time. River Island is the perfect partner for me to collaborate with and working with a British, family run business also really appealed to me. I find London really inspiring and River Island loves to have fun with clothes. I’m looking forward to working with them and creating something really special.”

Rihanna at the River island HQ earlier this year

Pics: The Daily Mail.

Seeing red: Blake Lively + Rihanna wear red suits

Have two of our favourite celebs sparked a micro-trend? Rihanna and Blake Lively have both been spotted wearing traffic-stopping red suits in the past week. While the coordinating colours thing is very this summer, the red suit has been an almost constant presence on the catwalk in recent years as well as on countless celebs. Is it a look you’ll try? Chris de Burgh is a fan.

Blake Lively wears Michael Kors

Riri wears hers with a clashing stripe

Ashley Olsen has also been a fan

Penelope Cruz matches the carpet in Bottega Veneta

Pics: the Daily Mail, Celebrity-Gossip.net, paintthetownfashion.blogspot

The thigh’s the limit – extreme leg baring celebs!

Since the infamous appearance of Angelina Jolie’s leg at the Oscars, the red carpet has been flooded with celebs wearing gowns with daring slashed detail.  Do you dare to bare?

The dress that started it all.  (Thank Perez Hilton for the annotation!)

Kristen Stewart sizzles in Balenciaga (we also love Kirsten’s dress and super cute clutch)

Cara Delevigne works the trend with effortless elegance

Daring double splits for Jessie J

Rihanna’s never one to miss out the opportunity for a daring outfit, sporting a dress that she helped design herself.

If you’re inspired to “do an Angelina”, ASOS is the place to go – maxi skirt, £18

Top 10: Met Ball dresses

We know everyone else has had their say but here are our top 10 dresses – woot!

Anja Rubik wearing Anthony Vaccarello

My fav: Cara Delevingne in Burberry

Emma Stone wearing Lanvin (love!)

Florence Welch and Cate Blanchett in McQueen

Camilla Belle ups the romance in Ralph Lauren

Rihanna sizzles in Tom Ford

January Jones lights up the red carpet in Atelier Versace

Rooney Mara looks elegant in Givenchy Haute Couture

I’m not sure about Cameron Diaz’s outfit but I LOVE MIA in Stella (with Stella!)

Rihanna vs Kate Moss: cover girl battle

Both are style icons and are wearing Versace’s SS12 studded underwater-inspired creations for two massive fashion magazines…but who is your favourite cover girl for May? Kate Moss or Rihanna?

Rihanna vs Nicola Roberts in Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood’s Lily dress is back in a new way (we think – if not, it’s pretty similar)…and is pink! Rihanna took a break from her usual raunchy get-up to wear this eye-catching corset-style cocktail dress, which could only have been designed by the icon that is Vivienne.

The Lily dress was massive circa 2010 thanks to SATC and Carrie Bradshaw’s wedding dress, as well as heaps of celebs going crazy for a pencil skirt version. But I love the prom-style version of Lily as worn by Nicola Roberts and Rihanna, which is more flirty and fun – especially in hot pink. Would rock a Lily?

P.S. we think Rihanna’s performance outfit she wore for the Time party is by Jason Wu…a peplum, statement trousers and matchy-matchiness – could RiRi tick any more trend boxes?!

Proof that a white dress on the red carpet can look awesome - well done Nicola!

RiRi goes pretty in pink!

THE SATC dress

Jason Wu?

Celebrity style: tie dye jeans

Tie dye and dip dyed denim (in fact anything) is having a Spring moment right now and the celebrities are loving it. Living in London I find tie-dye skinny jeans are particularly handy for a summery relaxed look as they keep you relatively warm and look great with a relaxed tee or cosy thick knit.

Elle McPherson rocks double denim

Fergie proves a crisp white shirt always looks chic

Grey tie dye jeans £20 from River Island

Kate Beckinsale loves her J Brands

The J Brands in question!

Rihanna makes these jeans her own

Rihanna in sequins

Just WOW. Is it Versace? Is it Gucci? Is it couture? Who knows. It’s like a glittery peppermint twist and Rihanna looks A-mazing.

A pose Angelina would be proud of

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