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Pip Pip Cheerio! Gay Marriage Now Legal In England And Wales

The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill received royal assent this morning, thus legalizing gay marriage in both England and Wales. Royal assent in the United Kingdom takes place after both…

Mary Odell | July 17, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Dancing Queen Bus Stop Lady Has The Right Idea

The name William W. Purkey might not mean anything to you, but he’s the guy who coined the phrase “dance like nobody’s watching.” That’s pretty solid advice, we think. Take…

Julie Gerstein | April 19, 2013 - 10:40 am

Princess Eugenie Chooses Patriotic Nail Art To Celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

I am not qualified to talk about the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, because I know literally nothing about it except for this very factual article I read on Vice. What can…

Rachel Krause | June 6, 2012 - 2:20 pm

God Save The Queen’s Pudding Bars

As I’ve mentioned about a billion times before, I’m totally obsessed with everything British, so when I saw these candy bars–which combine traditional British pudding flavors, chocolate, and a colorful…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | April 23, 2012 - 11:40 am

British Elegance At The Royal Ascot Ladies’ Day!

British ladies have a reputation for being so much more refined and classy than their American counterparts. Well, let me just dispel that rumor right now. Brits are no more classy and…

Julie Gerstein | April 14, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Catherine Zeta-Jones Is Knighted, Wears A Crazy Hat For The Occasion

Yesterday, the gorgeous Catherine Zeta-Jones was dubbed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, the third highest rank in the UK, for her movies and charity work. She…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com | February 25, 2011 - 12:20 pm

Oscar Theory #11: Whoever Wins The BAFTA Gets The Oscar

When it comes to the acting awards at the year’s Oscars, it looks things could get very British. No, not because the world has gone mad over Prince William and

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com | February 24, 2011 - 12:00 pm

Mystery: English Dudes Shopping In Sherlock Holmes’ Wardrobe?

Bad teeth aside, the idea of English guys is quite romantic. You’ve got your Hugh Grants (awkward/charming), Colin Firths (will fight a man in a fountain for you and love…

Leonora Epstein | August 20, 2010 - 11:40 am

Is Samantha Cameron The New Michelle Obama?

With Samantha Cameron’s arrival on the scene, it looks like political fashion is a style subject that’s going to remain relevant for years to come. The wife of new British…

Leonora Epstein | May 13, 2010 - 12:20 pm

Go British Or Go Home

In this striking set from the October issue of Vogue UK, Mario Testino rounds up Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, and Lily Donaldson for an homage to the history of fashion…

Susannah Breslin | September 22, 2009 - 3:10 pm

A British Company Tries To Ban High Heels For “Health” Reasons

One company across the pond is trying to pass a new policy that bans something sexist, dangerous and hazardous to women’s health: high heels. Oh yes, while most people think…

Daniela Guernica | August 6, 2009 - 6:20 pm

Put On Your Nylons, Dollface, It’s Time For An Air Raid Party

Brits. We will never understand them sometimes—and not just because of the cute accents.

Tonight some rather cheeky Brits are celebrating a “Blitz Party,” the 65th anniversary of…

Jessica Wakeman | June 6, 2009 - 1:30 pm

Girl Scouts Want To Ban Airbrushing

Their uniform isn’t the only thing the Girl Scouts, or “Girl Guides,” as they’re called in the UK, are modernizing; their manifesto is getting updated, too. No longer so focused…

Wendy Atterberry | December 2, 2008 - 12:30 pm

The Frisky Guidebook: London

London needs little introduction. Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, high tea at four o’ clock: even on the beaten tourist circuit, this city is a charmer. But it’s also a high-energy…

Lindsay Allen | October 2, 2008 - 6:00 pm

Five Things You Might Not Know About Kate Middleton

Prince William’s longtime girlfriend Kate Middleton surprised us this week in a pair of yellow short-shorts and sequined halter top she wore to an ’80s-themed charity event she co-hosted. Typically,…

Catherine Strawn | September 19, 2008 - 6:00 pm

The Daily Squeeze: David Duchovny Poster Removed From Johnston & Murphy Store

Shoe company Johnston & Murphy removed a poster featuring David Duchovny from its New York City store window. The company’s corporate office instructed the store to take it down (following…

Catherine Strawn | September 2, 2008 - 12:15 pm

The Daily Squeeze: No Water Bottles In London, The World’s Most Powerful Women, And Divorce Rates

London, Ontario has banned the sale of bottled water at municipal buildings and facilities where water fountains are accessible. That’s one small step for mankind. [BBC]

Catherine Strawn | August 29, 2008 - 12:15 pm

Royal Mix-Up: Prince Charles Invites Dita Von Teese Over

Who can resist the charms of glamour queen Dita Von Teese? Not even stodgy Prince Charles, which is why he introduced himself to the attractive alabaster stranger at a Cartier…

Simcha | July 30, 2008 - 6:00 pm

Talk About The Weather, Make Friends

In England, a welcome packet for Polish migrant workers advises them that a good way to start a conversation is to make a comment about the weather. One BBC writer…

Catherine Strawn | July 22, 2008 - 1:30 pm

If Britain’s S&M Scene Is Secret, Why Are So Many People Commenting?

BBC News published an article on Britain’s “secretive “S&M scene” yesterday, saying that Max Mosley’s antics are really opening people up. (He had a sadomasochistic session with five prostitutes, with…

Catherine Strawn | July 15, 2008 - 1:00 pm