Friday, April 29, 2011

Royal Wedding Favorites


I just got done watching the pomp and circumstance of the wedding of the decade along with millions of others across the globe.  Kate Middleton, of middle class stature, marries a Prince and becomes the envy of all woman, the Duchess of Cambridge and the future Queen of England.  You would think that with all the media attention and hoopla, she would not risk for a moment how she will appear to millions and millions of people.  It is rumored that Kate opted to do her own makeup on her big day.  Now, she didn't go into it without any kind of training.  She hired makeup artist Arabella Preston to hone in and master her technique.  Most brides especially of celebrity status would never have taken that risk.  Why she decided to do this?  It hasn't been said yet.  But I certainly applaud her for trying.  I would have personally have done more of a softer look with less eyeliner, especially along the lower lash line.  Or have at least blended it out more.  But her use of color was lovely and ultimately she looked beautiful.  The warmth of her eyes really compliment the rosy cheeks and lipstick.  This look would be gorgeous on any skin tone.  And I love her bold eyebrows which are making a full comeback especially for this Fall. 

Kate Middleton's classic and elegant wedding gown was designed by Sarah Burton, director for Alexander McQueen.  This girl just went up in points in my book!  She kept it simple and chic, and certainly not over the top like Princess Diana's dress was.  Her dress has been compared to Grace Kelly's timeless gown.  The lace bodice and long sleeves partnered with a tasteful plunging neckline is so modern yet classic.  She kept her veil simple to let the lace and tiara, which was borrowed from the Queen made by Cartier, shine.  Her train was dramatic yet at a comfortable length.


Her Maid of Honor and Sister, Pippa Middleton, also wore Alexander McQueen in an ivory scooped neck with cap sleeved dress.  This dress is reminiscence to the red dress that Cameron Diaz wore to the 2010 Golden Globes.  She looked absolutely beautiful and the dress fit her like a dream.  It's interesting that Kate had her bridesmaid's were white. 


 I am so fascinated with how popular hats are in England.  Every single woman wore these wonderful hats in every over the top style from large saucer types, floral bouquets, feathers, and these amazing little artistic hats worn in the most awkward of places.  On their forehead.  If you were not wearing one, then you were the minority.  Each hat was a work of art.  Some notable wearers were Victoria Beckham, the Ferguson Daughters, Sophie Winkleman, Lady Frederick Windsor, & Camilla Parker Bowles.




The Queen Mum also looked lovely in a canary yellow dress and matching hat.  I loved that she wore such a cheery color. 

Everyone who watches the Royal Wedding are mostly curious about the fashion.  And that's what it gave you.  Fashion, fashion and more fashion.  Starting with Kate's timeless appeal and to the celebrity and Royal guest's fashion choices, it was surely an event to watch! 


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