Saturday, 30 April 2011



Not only did Kate's dress impress there were other fabulous designers clothing that rolled into the Westminster Abbey.

First off I'll start with Pipa, Kates sister and chief bridesmaid, there has been alot of testimonal about whether she should of worn white! In my eyes i dont think she should have, even so some people say she stole the show, but with no doubt at all no one stole the show from the beautiful princess to be on her very special day.

Though Pipa's dress was stunning and she looked beautiful herself, their may be some reason behind her wearing white. I read that bridesmaids and ushers etc should dress similar to the bridie and groom to keep evil spirits away, well with no doubt there will be no evil spirits showing up in this marrige.

Victoria Beckham did not dissapoint yesterday at the most watched catwalk in history (The royal wedding), She wore a boat-necked navy dress of her own design with a pretty, scooped asymmetric hem and short sleeves, and a jaunty pillbox titfer by Philip Treacy. Her very high shoes, custom-made by Christian Louboutin and costing well over £1,000 and her large envelope clutch bag, too, was by VB, made from lizard skin and possibly costing more than the royal reception and honeymoon together.
Sir Elton John, one of the most esteemed celebrity guests at the ceremony, arrived with civil partner David Furnish at just before 10am.
While Sir Elton wore a black tail coat and grey trousers with a purple tie, Furnish went for a black suit and grey waistcoat.
But despite a lot of the celebrities going for darker colours for the ceremony, there were some who stood out from the crowd in bright outfits.
Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, went for an all-blue outfit - a royal blue dress, shawl, gloves, hat and shoes.

Joss Stone, usually famous for her bare-footed hippy style, looked smart in a tight red dress, with matching shoes, bag and a cream-coloured hat.

Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie also used the occasion to flex their fashion muscles, with Beatrice wearing a nude coloured jacket with interesting hat, and Eugenie opting for an elaborate blue and green dress designed by Vivienne Westwood and matching hat.

Princess Kate's Amazing dress

I thought Kate looked stunning in her Alexander Mcqueen dress designed by Sarah Burton. All I was waiting for was to see what it would be like and it lived up to it's expectations. One word to describe it 'Amazing'.

Royal bride Kate Middleton's wedding dress is an ivory gown with lace applique floral detail designed by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen.
Made of ivory and white satin gazar, the skirt resembles "an opening flower" with white satin gazar arches and pleats.
And Kate's bridal flowers contain a touching tribute to her husband to-be - her bouquet includes sweet William.
The dress's beautiful, intricate train measures just two metres 70 centimetres - modest in comparison to many previous royal brides.

The train and bodice are decorated with delicate lace applique flowers, handcrafted using the Carrickmacross lace-making technique, which originated in Ireland in the 1820s.
St James's Palace said the bride chose British brand Alexander McQueen for the "beauty of its craftsmanship" and its "respect for traditional workmanship and the technical construction of clothing".
Kate worked closely with Burton, who was widely speculated to have won the coveted job to create the historic bridal gown, on the design.
"She had a vision in mind that she wanted to support the Arts and Crafts tradition," St James's Palace said.
The Arts and Crafts tradition advocated truth to materials and traditional craftsmanship using simple forms and often Romantic styles of decoration.
The dress's lace design incorporates the rose, thistle, daffodil and the shamrock - the four floral emblems of the United Kingdom.
The soon-to-be Duchess of Cambridge, who usually wears her hair fully down, choose a "Demi Chignon" for her wedding day instead.
Her tiara - the little known 1936 Cartier "halo" - was her "something borrowed" and was loaned to the bride by The Queen, a tradition for royal weddings.
The veil, which falls to just below her waist, is made of layers of soft, ivory silk tulle and is decorated with a trim of hand-embroidered flowers.
The top secret dress, which up to two billion people watching across the world were waiting to see, has sleeves - appropriate for a religious wedding in the holy surrounds of Westminster Abbey.
Kate's ivory satin bodice, which is narrowed at the waist and padded at the hips, draws on the Victorian tradition of corsetry - a hallmark of Alexander McQueen's designs.
Down the back are 58 gazar and organza covered buttons fastened by Rouleau loops.
The underskirt is made of silk tulle trimmed with Cluny lace.
The lace applique for the bodice and skirt was hand-made by the Royal School of Needlework, based at Hampton Court Palace.
Workers washed their hands every 30 minutes to keep the lace and threads pristine, and the needles were renewed every three hours, to keep them sharp and clean.
Individual flowers were hand-cut from English lace and French Chantilly lace and hand-engineered onto ivory silk tulle to create a "unique and organic" design, St James's Palace said.
With the lace coming from different sources, great care had to be take to ensure that each flower was an absolutely identical colour.
Kate's shoes were also hand-crafted by the Alexander McQueen team.
Made of ivory duchesse satin, they also featured lace - hand-embroidered by the Royal School of Needlework.
The bride's earrings were a touching wedding day gift from her parents, Carole and Michael Middleton.
They were created by Robinson Pelham and are diamond-set stylised oak leaves with a pear-shaped diamond set drop and a pave set diamond acorn suspended in the centre.
They were inspired by the Middleton family's new coat of arms, which includes acorns and oak leaves and was created to echo the tiara.
The earrings are the bride's "something new". For her "something blue" - a blue ribbon was sewn into the interior of her dress, while her "something old" is the traditional Carrickmacross craftsmanship used to create the bridal gown.
Kate Middleton's bridal flowers are a shield-shaped wired bouquet of sweet William, as well as myrtle, lily-of-the-valley and hyacinth.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

New york trend report

Vogue's Harriet Quick sums up the emerging trends from New York Fashion Week

  • A new feel for richness, detail and sumptuous fabrics flourished through the NYC collections taking many shapes and forms - see Proenza Schouler, Rodarte and Thakoon
  • At Donna Karan and Victoria Beckham new shapes emerged like the wrap skirt, the midi length and a u-turn of the body con va-va-voom trend that dominated last winter.
  • Androgyny was the calling card with Alexander Wang and Phillip Lim delivering luxe utility
  • The romance with the Seventies is still in the air - as seen at Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors and Marc by Marc Jacobs.

best bits London Fashion week

This video inspires me so much, I sooo badly want my designs walking down a catwalk at London fashion week. All those designers had to start from somewhere so why not me. Dreams can come true if you work hard for what you really want.