30 April 2011

Kate's Cinderella Dream Dress.

The Royal Wedding at Buckingham Palace on 29th April 2011: The Bride and Groom, TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in the centre with attendants, (clockwise from bottom right) The Hon. Margarita Armstrong-Jones, Miss Eliza Lopes, Miss Grace van Cutsem, Lady Louise Windsor, Master Tom Pettifer, Master William Lowther-Pinkerton, Taken in the Throne Room. Picture Credit: Photograph by Hugo Burnand St James's Palace.
I stayed up until 4am this morning watching the Royal wedding - sad I know but it was so worth it. My gosh, how could anyone not be envious? The ceremony was so touching and Kate, being who and the way she is, bought about a much more genuine feel to the days events. I loved the faces which Kate and Will pulled during the ceremony. They positively looked like they were about to laugh which happened more than several times. The way Will struggled to get the wedding ring on Kate's finger; all of these minor hiccups showed the public that they are simply just real people who do make mistakes and have the same sort of feelings yet they have a title planted in front of their name. Wills camera shy self showed when they were walking back through Westminster Abbey, as man and wife. He looked very awkward at the attention and looked down at the floor for most of the way whilst Kate beamed beside him. Wills uniform was fantastic; if only all men could join the RAF so they could wear their uniform to marry.

I'm uncertain about the trees. Were they really so necessary? The hats made me laugh. Never have I seen such an array of distasteful hats; money certainly can not buy you a sense of style. Princess Eugenie's dress was a disaster. It was unflattering for her curves and far too wacky for her to pull off. Princess Beatrice's hat was similar to a stag, her facial expression was a stag about to be run over. The Valentino Couture was indeed sophisticated beautiful but that hat was just horrific.

Perhaps this is why Kate has always been so able to dress herself well, forever elegant and appropriate. There are no words to describe how beautiful she looked today. Sarah Burton's restrained design certainly did Lee Alexander Mcqueen proud.

I did wonder earlier whether if Mcqueen had of been alive today, whether he would have been chosen or agreed to designing the royal gown and even if he had whether it would have been so subtle and modest. The lace sleeves were demure; Kate was able to show her shoulders without being indecent.  The lace design was appliquéd using the Carrickmacross lace-making technique, which originated in Ireland in the 1820s and was ‘made by the rural poor for the rich and famous’.  The hand-cut English lace appliqué for the bodice and skirt was hand-made by the Royal School of Needlework.

The veil, paired with the Queen's Cartier tiara was exquisite. The lace trim added an extra personal touch which was stunning.

The volume of the dress emphasized Kate's tiny waist. Trademark Mcqueen padded hips were certainly in place to show off Kate fabulous figure to the greatest extent. The train, at 2m 70cm, was appropriately long and manageable. The bustle gave the classically timeless dress a modern day twist. The only feature of the dress I was not so keen on was the extremely plunging neckline.

Kate's dress summed up her personality well; safe choices which at the same time offer a flawless look. She is certainly going to be one to watch and seems to have made her imprint on the fashion world today.

Kate's evening gown by Sarah Burton for Alexander Mcqueen
Kate's evening dress was also designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander Mcqueen.  This dress emphasized that Kate still has a lot to learn regarding fashion; even the best designer may not always create a masterpiece every time. The dress left more to be desired. The simplicity of the dress was fitting for Kate and the waistband added a little sparkle. However, the fluffy bolero was awful. Nevertheless, Kate still managed to pull it off and looked sensational from start to finish of the celebrations. She has always been extremely poised and acted her part within William's life. These aspects, along with her beautiful smile and stunning personality, are no doubt how waity Katie has herself her prince until death do they part.
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