Is Harry Potter a fashion inspiration? It is so, according to Australia's Brisbane Times. Fashion is, of course, inspired by anything and everything, and movies are an often-recurring source of material for designers. If The Wicker Man (the original very cool British movie, no the Nick Cage knockoff...) can inspire Gareth Pugh, why not Harry Potter? Certain elements of Harry's look are easier to replicate than others. Hermes and YSL showed long black capes that had a certain Hogwarts mystery and intrigue. Sienna Miller has been spotted out and about in capes as well, although she has a preference for more modern cropped capes in bright colors. On the other hand, Harry's trademark round spectacles will be a liitle harder for us Muggles to pull off. And for any over the age of twelve, a Hogwarts-style striped scarf is just a big, big no-no - Though Ginny and Hermione wore some really cute cable knit sweaters that we swear came from Marc by Marc... --ALLIE MERRIAM
Kate Middleton Practices Harry Potter Spells in Topshop's Polka Dots
Kate Middleton was out and about again today, making this her fourth publicity jaunt this week. Today's outing took her to the set of Harry Potter at Warner Brothers studios in Leavesden, Hertfordshire where she, along with Prince William and Harry, got a wand lesson in The Gryffindor Common Room, according to the Daily Mail.