Emma Watson, pictured here at the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 premiere in Trafalgar Square this evening. With ruffles like that, it’s got to be Valentino… surely? No – the dress was in fact designed by Oscar de la Renta. Emma looks lovely as usual, even in such a washed out grey colour. Beautiful girl, beautiful dress.
It all began with that blue Issa engagement dress (which I gave 10/10 for in my previous blog post here). Not only did she have a bespoke Alexander McQueen wedding gown (perhaps the long-awaited tribute McQueen himself deserved), Kate then went on to wow us all with this SECOND Sarah Burton ivory floor-sweeper. Complete with jewelled waistband, fitted bodice and a cute cardi – this ‘evening reception dress’ is almost as beautiful as the filigree daytime number.
Several official photographs were taken of the newest additions to the royal family by the talented photographer Hugo Burnand. These include some enormous family shots featuring the adorable bridesmaids and one with the Queen Elizabeth II herself (who donned a fabulous daffodil-yellow outfit for her new grandaughter-in-law’s big day).
Among the official photographs are pictures of Prince William and Kate walking around the grounds of Buckingham Palace. In these photos, Kate is wearing a beautiful cornflower-blue (almost casual) chiffon dress: the second Issa frock we’ve seen in recent weeks. No doubt this one will sell out just as quickly as the first.
On the theme of Royalty, check out my Union Jack cushion design here!
And then we come to those who made some SERIOUS fashion faux-pas. Oh Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, what were you thinking? While Princess Beatrice opted for top-to-toe Vivienne Westwood and Eugenie for Valentino couture- there is something seriously wrong about this combination. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE both of these designers. I think the peacock blues and neutral pastels are stunning. Perhaps it’s the Philip Treacy hats the pair are wearing that just tip them that little bit too far over the line of fashion vs disaster. Maybe these outfits are a little TOO haute couture for a wedding in an abbey built 1000 years ago. It makes me slightly morose to think that these 2 outstanding designers could make anyone look so very, very wrong. If you’re listening Dame Vivienne, Mr Valentino – send your garments to me first next time, yeah?
The OSCARS. Naturally one of the most glamourous events on the social, media and celebrity calendar. And an incredible excuse for the most talented of women to show off the size of their quilted Chanel purses and wow the world with their choice of exquisite gown. If I was there, I’d choose one of these: