Friday, April 29, 2011

Royal Wedding - the entrance, the fashion, the fanfare, the tea set

First of all, this cracked me up!

Now, the fashion!

Let us begin with The Shoes:

Nude heels with back zipper detail from Suzy Shier

Statement Jewellery:

A gift from her father, the large blue stones echo the sapphire engagement ring

The Manicure:
Wearing CHANEL Beige Petale, very close to the nude polish worn in those now famous engagement photos, here with the addition of navy hearts (CHANEL Blue Satin) in celebration of this special day.

The Dress:

The bow detail provides a decidely femine touch to this blush coloured chiffon shift dress from H&M.  The blush colour is picked up in the antique necklace, a family heirloom.  Dress length is reported as being above the knee!

Hair & Make-Up:

The hair is styled in soft waves for the occaison and finished with a locally sourced black feather & tulle fascinator.  Make-up is from the CHANEL Summer collection: Les Fleurs De CHANEL.

What?! Did you think I was going to post Catherine's dress photos?  
THAT you can find anywhere, THIS is exclusive information people!

I would like to put the spotlight on some Royal Wedding fashion though...

What were Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie thinking?!  These girl's are my age and they looked so frumpy sitting behind the Queen at the ceremony!  I couldn't get over it.  Also, I love a good hat. The crazier the better, but that nude number Princess Beatrice is wearing kind of looks like crazy horns are sprouting from the center of her head!
I much perfer this butterfly number:

The shopping centre I work in was very into the Royal Wedding and had a giant screen set up for viewing, as well as a head table and chairs for guests!  They encouraged tennents to dress up.  One does not have to ask me twice.

Throughout the morning a fair number of people did stop and have a seat to watch the Royal spectacle.  Some women got quite dressed up, hats and all!

We served tea & cookies at our store:
I called my dad last night and asked to borrow his sterling silver tea service.  It fit the occaison beautifully.
When I was a little girl I opened the teapot while playing 'tea party' and found a few $20 bills stashed inside!  I thought it was a magic teapot!  I was so excited, I ran to find my parents and tell them about this miracle!  Oddly, the teapot never again produced money...

Did you watch the Royal Wedding?  Did you do anything special to celebrate?

PS. here is The Sassy Curmudgeon's take on the Royal Wedding Day


  1. Thanks so much for sharing, I got a good laugh out of the sassy curmudgeon. I think if Princess Bea put the official engagement photo on her hat, you know in the center medallion, it would be totally fab! NOT!

    You do look very lovely though.

  2. Charming's Mama: now THAT'S an idea!

  3. You look great, Princess Laura!

  4. A little girl came in to the store today to say hi to me, her mum said that she thought I was princess Kate! How cute is that?!

  5. When I saw princess Beatrice I thought 'they invited Lady Gaga'. What was that? A hat? And what about her sister's outfit? My aunt Anita has an old couch with that fabric.
    On the other side Kate and her sister were incredibly beautiful and classy.
    Loved the dresses. Loved the ceremony. I watched it on the royal channell on you tube, and it was so cute when they came out in that little car full of balloons. I hope prince William will be king very soon.

  6. Bobbi: I know!! Bea's hat was very Lady Gaga - I guess it already has its own fb fan page! But you're right Kate looked lovely ( I guess she didn't need us after all). Poor Prince Charles. I don't think he'll ever get a chance...and everyone does kind of want to skip him...

  7. You look lovely, very fitting for a royal wedding. I adore the magic tea pot story. My mother had large ceramic hand painted dolls with a hole in the underside. She'd stuff them with money, her rainy day hideout. It's pretty fabulous that your store had a little tea party!


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