Sarah Burton‘s name has been thrown around since the beginning of March, and everyone and their mother wanted Alexander McQueen‘s successor to design Kate Middleton‘s wedding dress. Though Burton denied the rumors, she remained the odds-on favorite until the very end. She blew her cover by checking into the Goring Hotel last night, and now she’s finally broken her royal wedding silence!
Yes, yes, Duchess Catherine was absolutely breathtaking during her wedding ceremony tod, and her Alexander McQueen dress was breathaking. But the only part of the Royal Wedding that deserves the adjective cute is the wedding party. Because other than Pippa Middleton and Prince Harry, every member of that party was under the age of 10.
If the royal wedding is good for anything (and it is good for lots of things!), it’s getting the whole royal family together so that they can be royally royal all in the same place! So many princes, and even more princesses! And some queens! No kings though. Hmmmm.
There was a moment on the morning of April 29 when a British girl from a good family got out of a car, received thunderous applause from tens thousands of people and headed into a church to marry her prince. And at long last, months of betting and speculation came to an end about what she would wear on her walk down the aisle! Kate Middleton looked stunning an a custom white silk gazar dress with a lace bodice and sleeves, designed by Alexander McQueen creative director Sarah Burton.
As expected, Princes William and Harry are donning full military regalia at this little shindig. Will is in the uniform of the Irish Guards, while Harry is in the uniform of the Blues and Royals. A nice red and blue contrast situation, right? And dare we say Harry looks fancier?! Blame it on the ropes.
Have you ever seen a pair of heel as high as the ones Victoria Beckham wore to the Royal Wedding? No — because what occasion could possibly handle them? Victoria donned a dress of her own design, with a hat by Philip Treacy. Her husband, meanwhile, is wearing a suit by Ralph Lauren.
It’s the day (morning?!) of the royal wedding and welcome to our appropriately festive live-blog! We’ll be watching as much coverage as three people with three televisions, as many laptops, and an overflowing Twitter feed can possibly take in and curating it all here for you! And if you’re not interested in the royal wedding, you should probably follow along as we get more and more sleep deprived, feverish, and progressively incoherent! THIS WILL BE FUN, WE PROMISE.
Good morning, friends! It’s not even 5AM and we’re up, swigging coffee, preparing to swig champagne, and ready to post! While the royal wedding party won’t be going anywhere for about another half an hour, the congregation is already filling the seats of Westminster Abbey. Of course, everyone’s waiting to see what Kate Middleton is wearing, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the nuptial ensembles of the likes of Victoria Beckham, Chelsy Davy, and Joss Stone.
And here it is! The most tantalizing clue to date in the great mystery that is Kate Middleton’s wedding dress designer. Photos have surfaced of an unidentified female sneaking into Kate’s hotel this afternoon — an unidentified female most sources are identifying as Sarah Burton, the creative director of Alexander McQueen.
Thank goodness for the advent of the livestream! Otherwise those of us who do not currently own televisions would have to beg our friends to let us into their apartments at 4:00 in the morning to watch the Royal Wedding, and we all know that probably wouldn’t happen without much undue physical pain and protestation.
Ok, peeps. Here we go: the Royal Wedding is officially less than twelve hours away. And in honor of the fact that we will be getting up at the ungodly hour of 4AM to make sure we bring you every last shred of news related to this aristocratic extravaganza, we’ve put together a recap of everything you already know, might want to know, and certainly need to know about the ballyhooed nuptials of Prince William and Catherine Middleton. Are you ready? We are.
In compiling today’s StyleDish, we found out that the Royal Wedding can do something for your wallet and your wardrobe. We also found a ridiculously expensive tank top and what Diane von Furstenberg thinks of Hamish Bowles.
Remember earlier when we posted that photo of Karl Lagerfeld in his chocolate fantasy suite, complete with a candy bar headboard, dark chocolate armchair and cocoa dusted sculpture of his male muse Baptiste Giabiconi? Well that’s nothing compared to this photo we found of him in the same room, in which Lagerfeld is actually touching the sculpture.
That’s probably the most boring headline we’ve ever written but let’s be honest, that’s all you want (and/or need) to know. This is a post featuring photos of Kate Middleton, as she arrives at the Goring Hotel on the night before her wedding. But it’s also so much more than that. These are (most likely) the last images of Kate we’ll see before she leaves for her wedding and, at least for this royal wedding obsessive, it really drove home the point of how big of a deal this all really is.
More details! While we’ve given up hope on finding out who designed Kate Middleton‘s wedding dress until she walks down the aisle, we do know who made the dresses her bridesmaids will wear. Congratulations to British bridal designer Nicki MacFarlane for getting the commission to design the frocks for Middleton’s attendants.
A group of women who sued American Apparel CEO Dov Charney for numerous counts of sexual abuse are fighting back against allegations that they were never assaulted in the first place. And how? By suing Dov Charney and American Apparel again, this time for defamation, emotional distress, invasion of privacy and online impersonation.
We’re falling more and more in love with Ines de la Fressange her particular brand of candid chic every single day. New York Magazine caught up with her at the Roger Vivier boutique Tuesday night, where she revealed how she really felt about walking in Karl Lagerfeld‘s spring 2011 show for Chanel.
Tomorrow’s royal wedding will be just as much of a spring fashion show as anything we’ve seen on the runway, with everyone competing to outshine each other — but not the bride to be, Kate Middleton. And with as much speculation about her dress still floating around, we thought it might be nice to see what other people will be wearing to the royal wedding. Without further ado, the names and brands that will be walking down the aisle at Westminster Abbey tomorrow. And yes, these are confirmed.
Some things we know about Karl Lagerfeld. First, he’s a strange, strange man. Second, he loves chocolate, but won’t eat it. (Ideally, he’d bottle the scent in perfume form.) And third, he likes designing hotels. So, it should come as no surprise that he’s designed a hotel suite made entirely of chocolate, including a delicious-looking guest.
Sure, she’s insanely over the top and has a serious penchant for the dramatic, but at heart Lady Gaga seems like a nice, slightly insecure, definitely awesome person to hang out with. And this preview of her interview with Ellen Degeneres highlights that fact in about five different ways, the first of which is when Gaga admits to being overwhelmed by her success and the best of which is when she calls her fake mole “surrealist”. Enjoy!