Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Royal Wedding: Best and Worst Dressed

The Best 

 Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Prince Daniel of Sweden

John Bercow and Sally Bercow

Some argued that Sally Bercow's cleavage was a bit too much but from this picture the first thing I notice is her lovely lace dress not her cleavage.

The daughters of Earl Spencer sit in the pews at Westminster Abbey.

 Zara Phillips

 Last but not least, Hollywood power couple David and Victoria Beckham. 

He wore a smart morning suit by Ralph Lauren Purple Label, she wore a dress from her own collection, specially-made Louboutins, and a Philip Treacy hat. 

Update: Here are some fashionable guests that I had originally missed
Joss Stone 

The singer chose to ditch her usual hippie and bohemian attire for a much more appropriate and flattering look. She appears to be in quite a good mood in this particular picture.

Princess Letizia of Asturias

I actually love what she's wearing but I originally couldn't find a decent photo of her standing alone.

The Duchess of Cornwall 
representing the older but still fashionable crowd.

Carole Middleton
How could I forget the bride's mother ? 

I'm sure she was just as nervous as her daughter - no one wants to embarrass the royal family. She chose to dress classic and understated but she appears to have gotten the last laugh.
Carole wore a design from Catherine Walker who happened to be one of the most important women in Princess Diana’s life. She died of breast cancer in September last year, but the label she founded lives on.

Read more about Carole and her choice of attire here.
The Worst (and most Comical)

Princess Eugenie of York in Vivienne Westwood and Princess Beatrice of York in Valentino haute couture.

These two together looked comical but I think Princess Beatrice could have made the best dressed list if she wore a different hat. While Philip Treacy designs many gorgeous couture hats (many worn by Lady Gaga) I personally think that the hat takes away from her face and doesn't compliment her beautiful outfit but most importantly trying to make a ridiculous statement like this has no place in a royal wedding - or any wedding for that matter.

Various Sources mostly from tumblr (search "royal wedding")


On a separate note: This is a video that I've created recently. 
Please give it a view as it might be something that might interest you.

The Royal Wedding: Randoms

I'm pretty much done posting about the Royal wedding and for the day actually. It's nearly 3 am and I haven't done any homework and I probably wont get anything done until morning.

Here are just randoms and fun pictures I've found

The Kiss

Their Vows

Someone on Tumblr compares Prince William’s uniform to Cheryl Cole in ‘Fight for this Love.’

The Royal Wedding kiss compared to Arial's wedding in The Little Mermaid.
 The Royal Wedding compared to Disney's Cinderella featuring Cinderella and The Stepsisters

A portrait of the couple in a steak. 


Something coincidental but completely relevant on Tumblr


 Didn't we all. 

 Read more for one more picture...

The Royal Wedding: The Reception Dress

Kate Middleton followed up her highly-anticipated wedding dress with an evening outfit created by the same designer.Kate’s second Burton outfit for the evening celebrations was a strapless white satin gazar evening gown with a circle skirt and diamante embroidered detail round the waist. She was also wearing a white angora bolero cardigan.

Below is a picture to remind you of her first dress (wedding dress) by Sarah Burton.

Kate Middleton arriving at Westminster Abbey

The Royal Wedding: Grace Van Cutsem (the bridesmaid)

The roar of the crowd proved to be too much for one of the bridesmaids, Grace Van Cutsem

Kate here seems to be trying to comfort her afterwards, 

Here she is again, seeming finding something on the floor.

Pippa Middleton with bridesmaids Grace Van Cutsem and Eliza Lopes
Pippa is just as gorgeous as Kate.
In the US, bridesmaids (and guests) usually stray far away from wearing white at a wedding, but the UK follows a different tradition. According to old superstition, bridesmaids are supposed to dress similar to the bride to ward off evil spirits, hence the white dresses. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, dressed her sister, Pippa Middleton, in a white Alexander McQueen gown along with her accompanying adorable party. 

Would you do the same or prefer being the only one wearing white on your special day?
I personally feel I'm too young to think about marriage but I think I wouldn't mind if my bridesmaids wore white, especially if they were so small and cute.

The Royal Wedding: Many Preparations

The UK was quite busy preparing for the Royal Wedding. Check out some of the various pictures of people getting ready

Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton pass Sir Menzies Campbell, Chancellor of the University of St. Andrews, as they arrive in the Quadrangle during a visit to the university, in St. Andrews, Scotland, where they first met, Friday Feb. 25, 2011.

A decorative rose is prepared for Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding cake, in Fleckney, central England.

This is not as much a preperation as the final product

Carriage restorer Dave Evans cleans the 1902 State Landau carriage at the Royal Mews in central London

British Union Jack flags are pictured on London's Regent Street on April 20, 2011, in preparation for the royal wedding between Britain's Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011. 
 Fitter Michael Killian (right) puts the finishing touches onto a pair of colored brick murals featuring the faces of Britain's Prince William and Catherine Middleton near Sydney on April 28, 2011. The two 100 meter square brick murals, which contain 8,300 bricks and 7,500 half bricks of different shades, will stay in place for three months to celebrate the royal wedding in London.

 Now who wants to be married to a prince ? lmao

The White Drawing Room at Buckingham Palace, London. The White Drawing Room is one of the rooms used during the wedding reception of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

The Royal Wedding: Comparison

Grace Kelly and Kate Middleton both wore gowns with similar necklines and white lace sleeves.

Grace Kelly and Kate Middleton both wore gowns with similar necklines and white lace sleeves.

How many of you were able to see the similarities of the dress to Grace Kelly, an actress who also married a prince in 1956?

Below I have other past royal weddings.

The Royal Wedding: The Unveiling of the Dress

Royal Wedding - The Wedding Ceremony Takes Place Inside Westminster Abbey
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If any of you have been following the royal wedding up until today (technically yesterday now) - most have but I haven't - many of you may have already seen Kate Middleton wearing a gorgeous Alexander McQueen dress by Sarah Burton. Here is her dress from different angles

Click the source below for these photos and more

The Royal Wedding: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Somthing Blue

Many brides include something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue in their wedding getups. Granted, not everyone's "somethings" are quite as fancy as Kate's but her is the blinged-out breakdown from Britain's Press Association.

Something old: The bridal gown, from Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen, featured “traditional Carrickmacross craftsmanship,” a lace technique that dates back to the 1800s.

Something new: Her parents gifted their daughter with custom-made diamond oak-leaf earrings with a diamond-encrusted acorn set in the middle, a nod to their new family crest.

Something borrowed: Kate’s tiara, on loan from the queen herself, per royal wedding tradition, is a 1936 Cartier “halo.”

Something blue: We can't see it, but a blue ribbon is sewn into the interior of her dress.  

The Royal Wedding: Happy Campers

Royal Wedding Fans

Hundreds of thousands — men and women, young and old, from all over the world are camping out in droves at The Mall outside Westminster Abbey. My favourite group of campers were these two men. They scored bonus points for the Burger King crown.

I thought I would compare them to past groups of people who have camped out to see other royal couples.

An elevation shot taken from Buckingham Palace shows thousands of Londoners gathered around the Victoria Memorial at the entrance to Buckingham Palace to cheer the newly married Princess Elizabeth and Philip, Duke of Edinburgh on November 21st, 1947

Police officers restrain a crowd of people who turned out for the wedding of Princess Mary and Henry Charles George, Viscount Lascelles, in February of 1922.

Sources: theatlantic and fabsugar

Friday, April 29, 2011

ChicMuse: Big Hat and Winged Eyeliner

 Denni from Paris fashion blog Chic Muse

I don't know how many people can pull off such a big hat in such a chic way but Denni can add her name to the list of people who can.  I love her bold style and fearlessness when it comes to trends. Even in all black she seems to look effortlessly cool.

Love her winged eyeliner and red lipstick. 

Bambi in Oyster Magazine


Bambi Northwood-Blyth featured in Oyster Magazine.

Iconic for her full brows she shows them off best in springs latest trends. I think I love the second dress the best - its the dress I could most see my self wearing but I love the 3rd outfit as well. Trousers are on my list of things to buy.