Saturday 30 April 2011

What they Said

 When a wedding of this level of viewership and importance in History (well in England anyway) there are always going to be opinions and views on one of the main things, the dress. This is what the fashion pack said.

Karl Lagerfed, Chanel: 'She is very elegant. The dress is classic and goes very well in the Westminster decor. It almost reminds me of Elizabeth's wedding, the royal weddings in the Fifties. The proportion of the train is good. The lace is very pretty. I like the veil a lot.'

Karl Lagerfeld's Sketch that he
submitted for Chanel

Bruce Oldfield: 'Catherine needed the volume of the skirt, both to emphasise her tiny waist and to give the dress a sense of importance, I also liked the nod towards a bustle. It all helped towards an appropriately traditional gown.' Bruce was rumoured for a long time to be the designer doing the dress.
Hubert de Givenchy: 'The veil is a little flat, but because she has such a lovely face, she can afford to wear it this way. She is very pretty.'
Christian Lacroix: 'I like the dress very much, simpler than expected: a combination just in between 1956 Grace Kelly and 1947 Queen Elizabeth dress. I love the modest veil with the Queen Mother's Thirties scroll tiara and balanced volume of the whole gown. She's radiant; she never was so beautiful.'

Christian Lacroix's vision for Kate's Dress
 Elie Saab: 'It was a very elegant dress, subtly refined and discreet, in keeping with her style. I would have liked it even more with a little extra volume and a longer train.'

So now that we know what dress she picked, do we think that she chose the right one? Have a look at the other sketches submitted


Badgley Mischka

Elizabeth Emanuel

Frida Giannini for Gucci

Lyn Devon

Monique Lhuillier

Nicole Miller

Rachel Roy

Tony Burch

Yigal Azrouƫl

Doo-Ri Chung for Doo-Ri

Tom Mora for J Crew

Lela Rose

Peter Copping for Nina Ricci

Prabal Gurung

Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paulo Piccioli for Valentino

Ralph Rucci for Chado Ralph Rucci

Jason Wu

Gilles Mendel for J.Mendel

Kimberly Ovitz


Nanette Lepore

Reem Acra

Tommy Hilfiger

Vera Wang

I loved her dress, I think it suited her figure beautifully, the train was gorgeous with all the intricate design and the lacing was so classic. The veil I thought was absolute perfection. As a wedding dress that is going to go down not only in fashion history but also through the general history of England, Kate's pick for her dress was immaculate. It will go through the ages as possibly one of the most beautiful dresses and her style is definitely evolving. She is the modern age Grace Kelly and will continue to inspire both designers and the public alike.

The Wedding The Bridal Party and Family

The day after is always a recap of how the day went, the gossip on all the guests and of course what they wore. Some people may be already over it but there are always the few that like to look back and enjoy the details of the exquisite work of the amazing designers and millners alike.The wedding party looked amazing. Pippa Middleton, the younger sister of the bride who has been chosen by Kate to be her lady in waiting, which means that Pippa will accompany her sister to all public events, overseas visits and of course be a hepling hand with all the duties and outfit decisions. Pippa unusually wore white for the church, something generally uncommon in weddings. The dress another fabulous creation by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen.

The Bride's party included seven-year-old Lady Louise Windsor, the Queen's youngest grand-daughter, Eliza Lopes, the Duchess Of Cornwall's grand-daughter, the Honorable Margarita Armstrong-Jones who is the daughter of Viscount Linley and Grace Van Cutsem, the daughter of Prince William's close friedns Hugh Van Cutsem, all the girls ages between 3 and 8. The Page Boys were 10 year old William Lowther-Pinkerton, who's father is William's private secretary and 8 year old Tom Pettifer, whose mother, Tiggy Legge-Bourke was William and Harry's nanny

Camilla Parker Bowles, the Duchess of Cornwall wearing a pale blue and champagne silk coat and coordinating drees by Anna Valentine, hat by Philip Treacy and the shoes are Jimmy Choo and Mrs. Carole Middleton wearing a sky blue wool crepe coatdress by Catherin Walker and hat by Jane Corbett.

Kate's brother James Middleton wearing a traditional cutaway coat and striped trouser with an orchid tie and Prince Harry wearing a Blue's and Royals officer's uniform.

As an Admiral of the Royal Navy, HRH Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales wore the order's ceremonial uniform.

Prince William, the groom wore the red uniform of a Colonel of the Irish Guards

Didn't he look dapper?
Just thought I'd put these photos, the Official Wedding photos, which were released earlier today up while I was at it. The happy couple look gorgeous.

Sorry about the last picture if i reduce it to fit it loses clarity.

The Royal Wedding Guests

Of course the Royal Wedding is going to be a who's who of recognizable faces so here's a few pictures of the guests. David and Victoria Beckham, probably the most anticipated outfit other than the Bride herself. She wore a Midnight Blue, boatnecked tunic dress from her own label's AW11 Collection, Philip Treacy Pillbox Hat and customized Christian Louboutin heels. The 6 inch heels had added platform to make it more comfortable for Victoria to wear all day.
I have to admit, Love her, don't like what she wore. I think the dress is a bit tent like, and I do understand she's pregnant but she should have celebrated that and wore something more fitted and flattering. The smokey eye was a little much and as much as J'adore Christain Louboutin these shoes are a little too much for the day in question. I feel a little disappointed, is that weird?

Victoria Beckham wearing a design from her own AW11 Collection
David then wore a Ralph Lauren Morning suit from the purple label consisting of a morning coat, double-breasted waistcoat and striped trousers, crocodile encrusted suspenders and customized DB silver cufflinks all accessorized with his OBE. May I just say, Bravo, no that is what I have come to expect from David, I only wish Victoria mirrored the Fabulousness.

Joss Stone arrived wearing this Season's must have Red Dress, combined with a matching red jacket and shoes topped off with a champagne coloured hat. Accessorized Joss style with her signature nose ring.
Tara Palmer Tomkinson wore head to toe blue, matching her Deborah Milner dress with Stephen Jones hat and gloves, Nicholas Kirkwood Shoes and Asprey jewels

Guy Richie
Ian Thorpe

Elton John and David Furnish

I had planned on putting up all the royals and showing their outfits however, I descided against it, there was nothing very exciting, albeit most looked very attractive and stylish but nothing really worth talking about. Here however is one oufit that I did really like and thought it would make a lovely wedding oufit for any of you out there who has a wedding coming up.

Sophie Windsor in Armani Prive
and Philip Treacy Hat
with husband
Lord Freddie Windsor
I will talk about the disasters though as they're always fun. The major disasters for the day on/off girlfriend of Prince Harry, Chelsy Davy and sisters Princess Eugenie of York and Princess Beatrice of York, cousins of Prince William and Prince Harry

Chelsy Davy wearing custom
Alberta Ferretti
and Victoria Grant Fascinator

Princess Eugenie of York and Princess Beatrice of York
Eugenie wearing Vivienne Westwood
and Solange Azagury Partridge jewellery
and Beatrice wearing Valentino Haute Couture

What did you think of the Beckhams? Was I the only person who thought she could have looked better?