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Old 08-20-2011, 03:08 AM
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Oh for crying out loud!!! Could we please get back to talking about William and Kate, which funnily enough is the actual reason for this thread? Not for attacking Kate for whatever twisted and stupid reason some have or to try and get their own agenda across, but to talk about this young couple who IMO have been doing an excellent job of things in the first few months of their Married Life.

I'm all for calling someone out for something *when* they do something that calls for it, but some of the postings in this thread are downright offensive and disgusting considering neither William or Kate have done that or anything close in the last few months. Enough already!!
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Old 08-20-2011, 03:48 AM
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The words twisted and stupid, or as sone other poster was so kind to say, ridiculous are quite disrespectful. I´m sorry some opinions about the sad events that happened in the UK bother some people here, but I´m not very fond of the flattering "they look so good", "what a nice outfit" comments. They are there for some reason other than being praised for their looks.
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Old 08-20-2011, 03:59 AM
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The words twisted and stupid, or as sone other poster was so kind to say, ridiculous are quite disrespectful. I´m sorry some opinions about the sad events that happened in the UK bother some people here, but I´m not very fond of the flattering "they look so good", "what a nice outfit" comments. They are there for some reason other than being praised for their looks.
In the context of the "Duke and Duchess of Cambridge current events" it is hard to seriously discuss an event when so many are running off at a rather weird tangent venting about who wore what and how much they liked or disliked the outfits.

It's not that they are disrespectful, rather that they are frustrated. Just a wild idea here. Perhaps it is seen as twisted, stupid or ridiculous because this is about the particular current "Event" and comments about dress, etc. belong on the fashion thread!
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Old 08-20-2011, 04:15 AM
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And when did I comment on the way the duchess is dressed, other than saying the outfit is not appropriate??? Comments like "the dress is so pretty" are by thousands, but the word inappropriate bothers. And this current "event" is about people who have been affected by riots? So what is so out of place in commenting about precisely the reasons why they are visiting them?? Some are really intolerant when royalty are not flattered but criticised.
I dont know if you have put in the situation of someone who does not have a job. It is a desperate situation for millions. I still don´t get what are they doing there other than continuing to promote the monarchy. If that is their job (I suspect it is), the Prada and the ring are inappropriate for me.
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Old 08-20-2011, 04:34 AM
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Well said Rosana. At the end of the day they (william and kate) are there to promote the monarchy, and the Daily Mail is there to promote the royal family and the fashion designers. End of!

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Old 08-20-2011, 05:32 AM
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i think the outfit is great, but it's just not appropriate for the ocasion. it's after all a sad event that brought them there, so a more format, less "shiny" outfit would have been more appropriate (a plain black, white, grey, blue dress for example).
i have nothing against the outfit though which i think looks great, but being elegant is also being "in coherence with" the ocassion.
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Old 08-20-2011, 09:59 AM
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"What began as a gathering of around 200 protesters demanding answers over the death of Mark Duggan, who was shot dead by police on Thursday, culminated 12 hours later in a full-scale riot that saw brazen looting spread across north-London suburbs." Tottenham riots: a peaceful protest, then suddenly all hell broke loose | UK news | The Guardian
The fact they you're getting most of your news from the Guardian, a left wing rag written by bleeding heart liberals who believe that all our problems would be solved if the government handed these people a bit more money (even though we don't have anymore money) does not surprise me. A protest was hijacked by groups of people who had nothing to do with the protest. Those who were rioting were not part of that community and have no more interest in what happened to Mark Duggan than I do. They saw that the police were not acting to prevent the riots and saw an opportunity to 'acquire' designer clothes and electronics without having to pay for them.

I also wanted to make the point with regards to the clothes Kate was wearing. I'd bet a penny to a pound that William was wearing a much more expensive outfit than Kate was. The kind of suits William wears come from Saville Row and cost at least £3,000 each. That's before we get to the likely handmade shoes and the Turnbull and Asser shirt and tie. So, before everyone rakes Kate over hot coals please keep in mind that her outfit was likely quite restrained when compared to William's.
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Old 08-20-2011, 10:22 AM
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Well personally, I thought Catherine should have been wearing sackcloth and ashes.
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Old 08-20-2011, 11:37 AM
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While some are busy taking the Duchess to task for what she wore, the people they met couldn't care less. They were just focused on the fact that William and Kate paid them and their communtiy a visit.

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“At first Kate couldn’t believe 70 looters came in here. She asked twice – she said ‘70?’. Finally my dad said, ‘Yes, seven-zero came in’. Kate couldn’t believe it. I could see she genuinely cared. Kate was sad for us as a family.”
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“Wills and Kate have made me so happy – my morale is so high I’m determined to keep the business going and not be beaten by the rioters.”
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“The families were very were pleased William and Kate took the time to come and meet them. It shows they’re in touch with ordinary people.”
UK riots: Prince William says we must all fight back together on Birmingham visit with Kate - mirror.co.uk
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Old 08-20-2011, 12:08 PM
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Thanks for this link . I found more quotes, not sure if it's a repeat or not, but I'll share them anyway. The point is, that the people who had a chance to interact with William and Catherine were touched by the fact that they cared and came out to show support. Well done yet again.

UK riots: Prince William says we must all fight back together on Birmingham visit with Kate - Mirror mobile
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Thanks for this link . I found more quotes, not sure if it's a repeat or not, but I'll share them anyway. The point is, that the people who had a chance to interact with William and Catherine were touched by the fact that they cared and came out to show support. Well done yet again.

UK riots: Prince William says we must all fight back together on Birmingham visit with Kate - Mirror mobile
Jumping on the bandwagon about the rags.

The clothes.. NOT the press.

What is good here is that we do notice what the royals wear. I do not think its their intent that what they wear is the best but that its quality.

Someone please find me the link about the shoes Charles has worn for over 40 years?

Its the same thing they want to happen with where they go and why. Quality. Its NOT about fashion or the cut of the hair or the old shoes that are worn. Its because they are out and about and didn't drop droopy drawers or pick their nose that we find what they wear is something of note. We cover ourselves and people make rules how we should or shouldn't be clad.

When the clothes worn outrank the purpose I think there's something seriously wrong. Just my opinion of course.
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Old 08-20-2011, 12:48 PM
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William tells a riot victim that next the rioters come to rob his store, he (the victim) should get William and he (William) will come with is aids and beat the thugs up. Love the hands-on approach he's got.

Birmingham riots: Prince William reveals he would like to thump looters - Top Stories - News - Birmingham Mail
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Exactly. The people they met were not even thinking about W&K's fashion choices.

Osipi, I found this article on his shoes. It says that he bought them for £2,500 and has had them for 40 years.

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Thanks for this link. My faves:

Aged 16, fashion designer Alexander McQueen served an apprenticeship here and, while helping make suits for Prince Charles, would secretly scrawl obscene messages on the inside of the linings.

What do you suppose they are- "Liz Does Not Rule OK", "FU, Chuck", "One's Fly is Open"?


No wonder Charles wears his suits until they are coming apart at the seams (he is also likely to favour Gieves and Hawkes for suits and coats).

Ten pounds sterling for any man who can provide a picture of the PoW with splitting seams!


When the future King had his polo accident in 1990, T&A’s cutter, Mr Cuss, made Charles a selection of special, one-armed shirts with matching slings in the same material.

Do you suppose he still wears them and just doesn't take off his jacket?
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Old 08-20-2011, 03:43 PM
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Wow, things got out of hand very quickly.
Why is it that online forums attract the bitter and twisted and those pushing an obvious agenda while pretending they're not?
Why do some people choose to spend so much of their time and emotional energy in pursuit of the negative?

Rhetorical questions, where the context may not be so obvious now that many of the irrational, patronising, aggressive (while enjoying the attention) and off topic posts have been removed.

Thanks for everyone's (or most people's) patience.

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Old 08-20-2011, 05:10 PM
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Thank you Warren. Last night and this morning, this thread was beyond anything that would be recognized belonging to any part of this fantatsic website. Sad and disgusting. Thanks to you and the Team for doing what needed to be done. :o)
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Old 08-21-2011, 08:52 AM
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Yes, thank you for interrupting. I admit that I get caught up in the heat sometimes, it's up to me to learn to ignore certain posts and posters.

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Old 08-21-2011, 09:01 AM
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She had on a skirt and blouse. If the press hadn't posted who made them you wouldn't know they didn't come off the rack somehwere. She looked very appropriate. Her shoes were simple pumps. Nothing fancy. I don't understand the sour grapes.
I spotted that her outfit was McQueen before the press did. The blouse was fussy and the skirt was covered in gold buttons: hardly her most simple outfit. It's been compared to the military coat that she wore when presenting medals, which was more appropriate for the occasion than this was.
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Old 08-21-2011, 09:17 AM
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As always, I will have a problem with her heavy make-up - for such a young woman, for any woman - and the heavy handed mascara - reminds me of Sarah Fergerson in her recent Australian interview - is this intense eye stuff a fashion now? Because I'm noticing it on other women in the camera's eye lately, too.

I do agree that she has dressed very 'flashy' - and could have 'dressed up' nicely but without the fashion being front and center. Her wardrobes are verging perilously close to 'wearing her' - being 'costumes'. She's learning, as someone said. She has yet to strike that balance of being fashionable and as Coco Chanel said: It is always better to be slightly underdressed. Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.
Yes, I completely agree. I think rather than making fashion statements she should focus on a more understated style, which will hopefully come with age.

Btw, I'm not sure what happened last night (I wasn't there) or who was involved but please don't think I have an agenda or I'm just hating on Kate. Being one of the most celebrated women in the world doesn't mean you're immune to criticism. Sometimes she gets her style so so right, and sometimes she gets it so so wrong. What annoys me more than anything is when you're in the minority and labelled as jealous or spiteful.
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Yeesh, she really can't win with some people can she? She showed up, she looked nice, and there's no way on earth she can make everyone happy with what she wears.

I'm just glad to see them out and about
Not being here last night, I don't know what happened but reading through the posts I have a clearer picture. I agree with Hermione. This is yet another case of, "You're damned if you do, and damned if you don't." The critical issue is that the couple cared enough to make the effort to visit a riot-torn area which the residents appreciated.
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