Lauren Laverne In Topshop – Barclaycard Mercury Prize ‘2011 Albums of the Year’

Lauren Laverne was at The Hospital Club in Covent Garden, London today to announce the Barclaycard Mercury Prize ‘2011 Albums of the Year’.

She did so wearing a Topshop leopard print dress.

The dress was paired with a black studded leather belt, tights and black suede ankle boots with a spiked detailed heel.

This is pretty much how everyone is dressing in London at the moment. Tights and all because our summer (more like autumn) sucks big time.

Despite this look being weather appropriate, it’s also a fun look which she accessorized perfectly.

The twelve albums shortlisted for this year’s Barclaycard Mercury Prize are:

Adele – 21
Anna Calvi – Anna Calvi
Elbow – Build A Rocket Boys!
Everything Everything – Man Alive
Ghostpoet – Peanut Butter Blues and Melancholy Jam
Gwilym Simcock – Good Days At Schloss Elmau
James Blake – James Blake
Katy B – On A Mission
King Creosote & Jon Hopkins – Diamond Mine
Metronomy – The English Riviera
PJ Harvey – Let England Shake
Tinie Tempah – Disc-Overy

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15 Responses to Lauren Laverne In Topshop – Barclaycard Mercury Prize ‘2011 Albums of the Year’

  1. holly July 20, 2011 at 05:37 #

    I must admit, I was confused when I saw the tights/boots combo at first… Until I read all the comments. I live in Arizona, USA, where it’s been at least 107 degrees every day this week, and no lower than 98 most days since May. I would love to share the sunshine and warmth with you! Real summer for everyone!

    • Fashion Critic July 20, 2011 at 06:53 #

      We are having a very sad sad summer

  2. Sharon July 19, 2011 at 21:33 #

    I wish I could start selling heat and humidity to those of you with no summer. If I can figure out a way to package it, I’ll let you know. While I would love this outfit in the fall, it’s hard to appreciate it right now.

    • Fashion Critic July 19, 2011 at 21:58 #

      It would be most welcome

  3. justme July 19, 2011 at 18:26 #

    The summer is just as bad here in Paris. I actually wore a trench coat today, I wanted to cry.

    • Fashion Critic July 19, 2011 at 18:30 #

      let’s pray for sunshine and a real summer

  4. Amanda July 19, 2011 at 17:31 #


    Are you British? i never knew! I discovered your blog about a month and a half ago and I LOVE it. I read it daily. Keep up the great work!

    With love from Florida

    • Fashion Critic July 19, 2011 at 17:36 #

      Yes I am. From London. A lot of people assume I am American as I use so many Americanism 🙂

  5. 80nine July 19, 2011 at 17:17 #

    I’d like to see Metronomy take the prize as their album is so underrated. Lauren looks good here – sometimes a bit boring fashion wise but this is a win for her

    Totes agree with this weather FC! I’m too scared to leave the house in case i get caught in a flash storm or something… 🙁

    • Fashion Critic July 19, 2011 at 17:27 #

      I made the mistake of leaving the house wearing sandals today.

      It’s wellies from now on 🙂

      • 80nine July 19, 2011 at 18:10 #

        eurgh i feel your pain!

      • Sara July 19, 2011 at 19:35 #

        you are not alone. Seattle has had the worst summer ever. The weatherman just announced that we have had 78mins of temperature of 80F 🙁

  6. Tamia July 19, 2011 at 16:47 #

    I love Lauren she comes across as so smart but a real girls’ girl at the same time and she looks lovely here..who would you like to win FC?I’d like to see James Blake take it he’s amazing!

    • Fashion Critic July 19, 2011 at 16:49 #

      I would say Adele, but it usually always goes to an underdog.

    • Alexandra July 20, 2011 at 11:19 #

      James Blake ftw! also Katy B is worth considering…

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