The Big Day

May 5, 2011 § Leave a comment

So, the 29th April came and went and by the end when tears had been shed and parties had, a glimmer of pride remained in the eyes of all who watched and celebrated the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton.

It’s 9:30 and the majority of the UK who are lucky enough to have the day off school or work are starting to get ready for the day with the either Huw Edwards or Phillip Scofield talking through the proceedings as an array of guests arrive at Westminster Abbey. The Beckham’s and Elton John and David Furnish can be spied within the crowd along with other celebs and Royal faces, some in questionable outfits, some in spot on attire.

Others who bravely camped out in London overnight take their positions around London, hoping to get a glimpse of the wedding procession. At 10:15 chants can be heard outside Clarence House ‘We Want Wills’, around two minutes later Price William and Prince Harry Emerge, William wearing the uniform of Colonel in The Irish Guards. They both coolly wave at the crowds, looking calm as the frantic crowds scream  for them.

At 10:30 Carol and James Middleton arrive, Carol in ice blue (an instant hit with fashion commentators) and James in tails. They both looked excited as they walk into the Abbey. Then at around 10:50, the moment we’ve all been waiting for…..

Catherine and her Father, Micheal, emerge from the hotel and we get the first glimpse of the delicate laced sleeves of her Sarah Burton gown. She looks collected and excited, Micheal looking the same and waves to the crowds. Her natural make-up and romantic half-up-half-down hair is stunning.

After a glimpse of the Queen in sunny yellow, Pippa Middleton looking equally beautiful as her sister, arrives with the bridesmaids and paige boys. Then the iconic image of Catherine emerging from the car and the gown in profile as she waves to the crowds around her. Her gown is perfect, and she looked every bit a Princess. The Middleton’s looked on during the ceremony, just a family watching their girl marry the man she loves and start a family of her own. For those watching at home or on a big screen in Hyde Park it was an overwhelming ceremony to witness.

The Balcony Kiss was then the last part of day before the general public left the guest list and the couple could enjoy their day with loved ones. The rest of us then proceeded to have street parties or BBQs to celebrate a day to be proud. For me this was a lovely BBQ in the back garden with university friends and making a very British Banoffee Pie, another moment of great pride.

Sarah Burton to design the dress?

March 18, 2011 § Leave a comment

The rumours that Sarah Burton, new head of fashion house Alexander McQueen, is going to be designing Kate Middleton’s wedding dress are being banded around all over the place, though she is denying that she’ll be the lucky designer.

With contenders such as Alice Temperley and Bruce Oldfield, the new head of the boundary-pushing McQueen label may seem quite a controversial choice. Though after Burton revealed the Alexander McQueen winter 2011 ready to wear collection in Paris, she could just be the one!

After the details of the big day were revealed on Twitter (check out my post on this) it is clear Kate and William are going for a less traditional event than that of Charles and Diana. Though Kate could wear whatever she chooses, it can be imagined she’ll go for a more demur look than spaghetti straps or a plunging neckline, but maybe she’ll add some classy sass to the traditional frock and perhaps Burton can make this happen.

Burton showcased some STUNNING pieces in Paris Fashion Week, many of which had a very bridal feel…

The romantic frills, high necklines and beautiful embroidery would be fit for any royal-bride-to-be but the pieces were also sexy and edgy.

The high neckline fits the royal bridal bill, but the bare arms and the frantic design of the full skirt give the dresses the edgy and sassy McQueen look.

So Burton’s designs are fabulous, but it would seem they’re going to make us wait a bit longer until the designer is finally announced!

Timeline: Kate Middleton’s Most Iconic Fashion Moments

January 7, 2011 § 1 Comment

On April 29th 2011 Kate Middleton is set to marry Prince William and join the Royal family, but will she become the Queen of fashion? Her iconic classic style has influenced fashionistas all over the world. Here are a few of her best moments.

2002: Kate won William’s heart at a University fashion show at St Andrews  donning a black see-through dress designed by fashion student Charlotte Todd. The Telegraph reports it could be worth £100,00.

2004: Kate makes a statement, donning a tweed skirt and Penelope Chilvers boots with cute long socks. Adding a bit of style to the traditional countryfied tweed.

2006: One of my absolute favourite’s! Kate matches perfectly a gorgeous cream coat, shoes and fascinator at the wedding of Laura Parker-Bowles and Harry Lopes. Like so many of her moments the simplicity of this outfit is so stylish.

2007: Kate wore a high street beauty from Topshop for her 25th birthday.

2008: Donning a pair of neon hot pants Kate wears this spangley outfit to a charity roller disco.

2010:  Kate wore a dress by Issa to announce her engagement to Prince William. Possibly her finest fashion moment, the same sapphire blue as her engagement ring, what a beauty!

Take a peek at Vogue’s fave Kate moments!

Clarence House Announces More…… On Twitter?

January 6, 2011 § 2 Comments

Little has been heard about any major details of the Royal Wedding so far, as I looked at my Twitter page yesterday afternoon all was revealed. Yes, I follow Clarence House on Twitter. I expected to read about the details of the wedding in the paper, but there it was, on my Twitter feed. Fabulous. I later read an article on the day in today’s Telegraph.

After this very modern disclosure I can finally (excitedly) write about the proceedings! The 11am service on the 29th April will take place in Westminster Abbey. Another modern touch, Kate, breaking centuries of tradition, will be arriving by car as opposed to ceremonial coach. This will undoubtedly have angered many and it would have been lovely to see the bride and her father Michael in the coach. Though it may be for security reasons and if the couple want their day to be a low key, modern event then so be it.

Kate and her father will travel to the service starting at either Buckingham Palace, St James’s Palace or Clarence House. The car will then travel pass landmarks such as The Mall, Horse Guards Parade Whitehall and Parliament Square. After the ceremony the married couple will travel by horse and carriage through London so the public can get a glimpse!

The Queen will then give a reception at Buckingham Palace with several hundred guests, later on that night The Prince of Wales will hold dinner and dancing. It’ll be a big day for Kate and William and all of Britain.

The announcements on Twitter are a testament to the impact of social networking today!

The Royal Wedding

November 29, 2010 § 3 Comments

It’s so lovely to hear some good and exciting news for a change and this came a few weeks ago when Prince William made the long-awaited announcement of his engagement to Kate Middleton.

During a holiday to Kenya the Prince proposed to Kate with the absolutely stunning saphire ring worn by his late mother Princess Diana.

Clarence House have announced that the wedding will be held on Friday 29 April at Westminster Abbey, so I hope everyone will be penciling this into their diary and tuning in or even lining the streets of London to watch the proceedings.

Read the full BBC Story

I’ll be keeping up to date on Royal Announcements made and further preparations on the big day, and most importantly one THE DRESS! As if choosing your wedding dress isn’t hard enough, Kate has to choose one if the most talked about dresses of 2011.

Vogue have already set the odds for the lucky designer. With the likes of British designers Alice Temperley, Bruce Oldfield and Julien Macdonald in the running, it’s going to be a stunner.Excited.

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