Saturday, January 15, 2011

Kate Middleton Has Picked a Wedding Dress Designer

Unfortunately for us she's remaining mum on the designer and style of the dress. A palace spokesperson told People that "it's Miss. Middleton's intention to keep the dress a secret for her bridegroom on their wedding day, as is every bride's perogative." Fair enough.

Rumors have continued to swirl that the lucky designer is none other than Sarah Burton from Alexander McQueen, a choice we're certainly championing.

Others have mentioned Bruce Oldfield, a favorite of Princess Diana. The designer had no comment other than: "Kate has such a gorgeous figure that she would look stunning in anything."

Which designer do you think Kate selected?

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

CopyKate: Kate's Purple Bow Pumps

Want to own a pair of fun, bow-adorned purple suede
heels like the ones Kate Middleton wore recently?

Then try these - selling for $94.99.

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Monday, January 10, 2011

Wedding Kate: Velvet & Sheer

Kate Middleton and some of the young royals were seen out and about this weekend at the wedding of Harry Aubrey-Fletcher and Louise Stourton. While William was busy being an usher (and driving himself to the reception) Kate hung out with future in-laws like Prince Harry.

Kate has taken quite a bit of flak in the press for the sheer panel on her black dress and for the fact that she wore black at all. The sheer doesn't bother us, future princess or not, and neither does the black. Maybe it's a cultural thing, but who doesn't wear black to weddings? The boring, however, does bug. Something about the whole outfit just makes us want to close our eyes and...What?! Oh! Sorry...we must have dozed off there for a second.

As we were saying, even with the risque panel and the addition of velvet (such a very hot fabric this season) the outfit doesn't wow. We do like Kate wearing up-and-coming designers, though. The only thing we loooved about this outfit were those kicky purple shoes with bows on top (and clutch to match). And usually the shoes are the one part of Kate's outfits we don't really care for (they tend to be pretty staid and, dare we say, boring).

The Libélula silk velvet Dulwich frock coat that Kate wore was held together by a sparkly pin. Designed by Sophie Cranston, who has previously worked under Alexander McQueen and another Kate favorite Alice Temperley, the Dulwich coat is sold for £310.

The sheer dress that caused such a stir is an oldie, one that Kate also wore to Peter Phillips' wedding to Autumn Kelly (that time under a pink blazer). The dress is designed by Issa. Kate is quite well known for recycling pieces, pairing them with other things and making whole new outfits. You know, like us regular people do.

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Thursday, January 6, 2011

William & Kate Marrying at Westminster Abbey & Other Wedding Details

The rumors are true! Prince William and Kate Middleton
are getting married at Westminster Abbey.

The wedding will be held on April 29, 2011 (a Friday--the royal couple wanted to give everyone an extra day off!) at 11:00 am. Kate and William will be married by the  Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams. Also, the service will be conducted by the Dean of Westminster, Very Rev. John Hall, and the Bishop of London Richard Chartres will give an address.

We've already circled our calendars and set our alarm clocks!

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

No Horse Drawn Carriage for This Princess

Palace officials are reporting that, unlike Princess Diana and other royal brides, Kate Middleton will not be arriving to her wedding at Westminster Abbey in a horse-drawn carriage.

Instead, as a nod to the austere times, Kate will be riding in a car as a way to cut costs. Where's a Fairy Godmother when you need one? Bibbity Bobbity Boo!

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