We are only hours away before the kick-off of London 2012 Olympics at 4:00am (Singapore Time). Who’s excited? I am! I’ve been reading a lot about the Olympics and getting up to date with the news. I feel the most patriotic during sporting events – what about you? I wish I’m in London right at this moment to experience the Olympics buzz. If you are clueless about the Olympics, well it’s time to get up to speed with Fash-Eccentric‘s The Chictionary of the London 2012 Olympics (because it has almost everything to do with fashion and style):
A is for Athletes
Ooh, who are the hottest athletes to watch out for at the London 2012 Olympics? If you don’t know anything about sports, just look out for eye-candy like me. I have a long list of favourites but let me just shortlist two – just for now. For the next 16 days, I’ll keep updating my Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for your viewing pleasure.
Hope Solo is the goalie for Team USA’s women’s soccer team. This woman has appeared on the cover of Vogue US‘s June 2012 issue and an outspoken personality which got her kicked out of the team – once. Now, she’s back in action and can she help Team USA reach the finals?
Seriously. Just look at him. I feel like a cradle-snatcher just blogging about Team GB‘s prodigy diver, Tom Daley. This 18-year old is sooo boy-band material and definitely a heart-breaker. I don’t even want to go into the details of his washboard abs. This young chap has already appeared in Vogue Italia with Kate Moss at age 15. Jealous much? Let’s just say that I’ll be watching the Diving events aloooott.
B is for Best Uniforms
From Stella McCartney for Team GB to the Emporio Armani for Team Italy, it is almost like a fashion challenge for the countries to design the most functional yet stylish uniforms and sports gear for their Olympians. My ultimate pick is South Korean‘s 2012 Olympics uniform designed by Italian sportswear brand, Fila and South Korean label, Bean Pole. Inspired by the 1948 Olympic Games uniform, the sailor-inspired uniform with navy blazers, white fedoras, sleek white pants, red handkerchiefs, argyle socks and white oxford shoes. Now, can we buy this because I want one too? Another outstanding uniform is Jamaica designed by Bob Marley‘s daughter, Cedella Marley with Puma.
South Korean’s London 2012 Olympics uniform designed by Fila and Bean Pole.
Jamaica’s London 2012 Olympics uniform designed by Cedella Marley for Puma.
C is Commemorative Souvenirs
I am the No. 1 Tacky Queen. I love commemorative souvenirs, for some strange reasons. Anything “limited edition, “special edition” catches my attention for obvious reasons. Here are some of my favourites and it’s time for you to catch on to the Olympics MANIA:
From top, left (clockwise): Miu Miu “The London Special Edition” collection, Bally-rina Athena (HKD 3,990) & Bally Hanoe fabric tote (US$695), Solange Azagury-Partridge ‘Brittania Hotlips’ ring (£1,150), Marks and Spencer London 2012 Olympic Biscuit Tin 255g, Church’s ‘Stratford’ lace-ups (£195), Pandora Olympic Collection Charms (from SGD55), Crabtree & Evelyn Evelyn Rose Mini Set (SGD30), Vintage-Inspired Olympics Gap Olympic Triblend Tank (US$24.90) and Tatty Devine ‘Medallist’ necklace (from £27.50).
If you prefer a subtle commemorative souvenir that you can use everyday, you’ll love this Mulberry Union Jack Bayswater (SGD1999) featuring the Postman’s Lock with an understated engraved Union Jack. This is definitely a collective must-have.
D is for Duchess of Cambridge
The question is… “What is Kate Middleton going to wear at the Olympics?” Everyone wants to know.
Kate Middleton and her husband, Prince William together with Prince Harry greeted the torch at Buckingham Palace. The Duchess of Cambridge was spotted in a white Team GB polo tee and blue skinny jeans from ZARA with black wedges from Stuart Weitzman. Love how she is embracing the Olympics spirit!
Kate Middleton is obviously taking a her role seriously as she plays table tennis in a cute Hobbs Wessex dress at Bacon’s College to launch a junior coaching program. She was also spotted in coral skinny jeans by ZARA and Pucci blazer when visiting the Olympics Park.
It’s time to COUNTDOWN to the London 2012 Olympics!