Did you really think I wasn’t going to write about it? A fairytale wedding with real royalty and a real-life Cinderella story? All the hats and the fashion? Come on, you have to know me a little better than that.
As you all know, yesterday was the Royal Wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine “Kate” Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge. The women in my family all got together for a viewing party at 1 am. We sipped on tea and ate scones and crumpets while we waited for the moment at 3 am when THE DRESS would be revealed. I was definitely not disappointed. Kate looked breathtaking. Absolutely exquisite. Her dress was of-the-moment, yet extremely classy and beautiful. I loved that Sarah Burton from Alexander McQueen was the designer—a perfect choice. Kate looked simply stunning. She definitely inspired my current obsession with lace sleeves.
There were many others who walked into Westminster Abbey yesterday who I think need to be mentioned for their choice of attire. Some because they looked incredible and others because they looked disgraceful. I know it’s not exactly the red carpet, but technically there was a red carpet, so here are my picks for best and worst dressed:
The entire Middleton family looked magnificent! I think they out-dressed the royal family by a long shot. Kate’s mother, Carole Middleton, wore a powder blue design by Catherine Walker. I think it’s safe to say she was the most gorgeous mother of the bride I have ever seen! The same praise goes to Pippa Middleton, Kate’s sister and maid of honor, who also wore a dress by Alexander McQueen creative director Sarah Burton. Kate’s second dress of the day was another creation done by Sarah Burton and Pippa’s was a dress by Alice Temperley. Again, both of them were looking unbelievable. Simply all-around excellent taste.
There were a few other guests who also caught my eye. The first were the Beckhams. David just looks yummy. I mean, honestly, the man is just too beautiful. Then there was Victoria, who normally I’m not a fan of, but I thought she looked extremely elegant and her hat was so fun! The dress was her own design and the pillbox titfer was by Philip Treacy. Her sky-high heels, that I was drooling over, were custom-made by Christian Louboutin. Another beauty to mention was Princess Letizia of Asturias. I thought her look was just so feminine and pretty. Love it!
As far as worst dressed goes, I’m going to have to call a tie between Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice. Beatrice was in a blue Vivienne Westwood dress and Eugenie was in Valentino. Both wore Philip Treacy fascinators. I’ll cut Eugenie a little slack because I do like her coat, but for the most part, as I watched the two sisters arrive, I was thinking WTF?! They look like the stepsisters from Cinderella!
Last, but not least, dishonorable mention goes to Camilla Parker Bowles in Anna Valentine and Chelsy Davy in Alberta Ferretti. Camilla just looked frumpy, as usual, and Chelsy looked matronly. I felt like no special effort was put in on either of their parts. I assume as much from Camilla, but I was really expecting more from Chelsy.Very disappointed by her choice for the occasion.
Well, there you have it. I’m done with my critiquing that I enjoy oh, so much. The wedding was incredible to watch and totally worth staying up for.
Oh! By the way, Prince Harry was looking pretty fantastic himself. Definitely better looking than William nowadays. I’m pretty sure he and Chelsy Davy are “off” at the moment…Hmm… 😉