The Royal Forums Coat of Arms


Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #121  
Old 05-16-2011, 02:50 AM
Osipi's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: On the west side of North up from Back, United States
Posts: 3,959
The more I look at pics, I have to say Zara. She was beautifully dressed and had a finace' to match.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #122  
Old 06-01-2011, 09:02 PM
Nobility
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 442
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tyger View Post
But Pippa was stunning at the wedding and I think men are interested - even if women aren't.


I thought the dress "Pippa" wore at the wedding very inappropriate
for the setting and ocassion. I was surprised that Catherine would
have approved of this selection since she is very modest in her tastes.

The dress upstaged the bride and was too form fitting and the cowl neck was too low.

Just maybe she would not be getting the attention that she is now if she had worn
a different dress.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #123  
Old 06-01-2011, 11:04 PM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Los Angeles CA, United States
Posts: 1,075
Interesting how differently a situation can be 'read'. I saw the dress as in the style of Kate. In fact, I had the thought that it was likely the dress she would have preferred to be wearing - but she had to consider her position. The dress seemed her style.

I thought Pippa presented a charming tableau escorting the little girls down the aisle. Weddings are a celebration of youth - young men and women in their prime - looking their best. I thought it was fabulous - bravo to Kate! Youth triumphed and set a new style - there was nothing suffocating about any of it.

I don't think the bride was upstaged at all, either - she presented a completely different image. Clearly there is no rivalry or hang-ups between those two sisters. Refreshing to see, I think.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #124  
Old 06-01-2011, 11:14 PM
texankitcat's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Dallas, United States
Posts: 693
Does it matter? This was Catherine's wedding and her vision. Pippa looked lovely, but in no way did she outshine the bride.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #125  
Old 06-02-2011, 05:26 AM
fandesacs2003's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Athens, Greece
Posts: 3,229
Pippa was very very good at the wedding, but in no way she wasn't better than her sister. Catherine was the STAR of the wedding, as it was due to be.
I liked Pippa's dress, it was very convenient and pretty.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #126  
Old 07-15-2011, 05:36 PM
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: New York, United States
Posts: 163
Quote:
Originally Posted by camelot23ca View Post
I feel bad for Pippa. I know some think she's loving all this attention but I've never got that impression. In the pictures I've seen of her she's either ignoring the cameras or smiling pleasantly - not playing up to them.
She may not want to be stalked, but she certainly flaunted herself needlessly in front of the public, and the interest in her is an outgrowth of that. Who wears a skin tight WHITE dress to perhaps the biggest televised event in history, and then decides the glare of the spotlight is too much?

Pippa knew what she was doing. She is a very plain faced girl and had she opted to wear a less ridiculous outfit to the wedding, the world would scarcely know her name.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #127  
Old 07-15-2011, 07:04 PM
Courtier
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Durham, United States
Posts: 772
Quote:
Originally Posted by fascinator View Post
She may not want to be stalked, but she certainly flaunted herself needlessly in front of the public, and the interest in her is an outgrowth of that. Who wears a skin tight WHITE dress to perhaps the biggest televised event in history, and then decides the glare of the spotlight is too much?

Pippa knew what she was doing. She is a very plain faced girl and had she opted to wear a less ridiculous outfit to the wedding, the world would scarcely know her name.
Haha, "skin tight"? Have you really looked at some of the pictures out there of JLo and one of the Williams sisters? Now THAT is skin tight!! It was indeed form fitting but it was by no stretch of the imagination "skin tight". I am also sure that it was her sister who chose the white dress. Though I was not a particular fan of that style of dress I did think she looked absolutely terrific in it.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #128  
Old 07-15-2011, 07:12 PM
HRHHermione's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Boston, United States
Posts: 2,062
Quote:
Originally Posted by fascinator

She may not want to be stalked, but she certainly flaunted herself needlessly in front of the public, and the interest in her is an outgrowth of that. Who wears a skin tight WHITE dress to perhaps the biggest televised event in history, and then decides the glare of the spotlight is too much?

Pippa knew what she was doing. She is a very plain faced girl and had she opted to wear a less ridiculous outfit to the wedding, the world would scarcely know her name.
"Slut had it coming" eh? This is about the most insulting, ridiculous thing anyone cab say. Especially considering you're talking about a dress modest enough to be appropriate and acceptable at Westminster Abbey- a dress that most certainly had been approved prior to the wedding by many people. She looked lovely that day, and she's handled herself very well since then, despite some pretty ugly, intrusive tactics by the press.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #129  
Old 07-15-2011, 07:44 PM
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: New York, United States
Posts: 163
Quote:
Originally Posted by HRHHermione View Post
"Slut had it coming" eh?
If "it" means fame, then yes.

However, if you're trying to equate what I said to justification of rape, you're barking up the wrong tree. THAT is vulgar and insulting. I was just trying to point out that Pippa courted fame, and she got it.

It's ok to disagree, but I never called her a slut and would not. You're the one using such ugly language. Shame on you.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #130  
Old 07-15-2011, 08:01 PM
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: New York, United States
Posts: 163
Quote:
Originally Posted by Princess of Durham View Post
Haha, "skin tight"? Have you really looked at some of the pictures out there of JLo and one of the Williams sisters? Now THAT is skin tight!! It was indeed form fitting but it was by no stretch of the imagination "skin tight". I am also sure that it was her sister who chose the white dress. Though I was not a particular fan of that style of dress I did think she looked absolutely terrific in it.
I agree that she looked terrific and I think they were a wonderful testament to the bonds that sometimes exist between sisters.

We can agree that this is exceptional, and that wearing white to someone else's wedding is almost by definition a bit of a spotlight grab. Luckily, they have the grace and character to be able to share the moment. However, Pippa gave herself the most prominent role of anyone at the wedding

Perhaps "form fitting" would have been less provocative than skin tight but if JLo and the William sisters- professional celebrities who seek attention by wearing outrageous clothing- are the baseline for comparison, then you have proven my point exactly
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #131  
Old 07-15-2011, 09:07 PM
4Pam's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: N/A, United States
Posts: 2,791
^ Pippa did not give herself the role of Maid of Honor. That came from Kate. You're asked to be the maid of honor.
__________________
Absence is, in my opinion, important to find out whether something in your life is meaningful and important! It may be difficult to endure, but the end result is always revealing.
Reply With Quote
  #132  
Old 07-15-2011, 09:59 PM
miche's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: N/A, United States
Posts: 543
Other than Phillips and Autumn wedding, all the bridesmaid have worn white at a British Royal wedding as far as I can recall
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #133  
Old 07-15-2011, 11:25 PM
Courtier
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Durham, United States
Posts: 772
Quote:
Perhaps "form fitting" would have been less provocative than skin tight but if JLo and the William sisters- professional celebrities who seek attention by wearing outrageous clothing- are the baseline for comparison, then you have proven my point exactly
Not at all, my point, in case you missed it, was that THAT (Lopez and Williams) is what is referred to as "skin tight" and not what Pippa Middleton wore. But .... say, it's a lost cause because you will continue to paint as unattractive picture as you possibly can.

White, tight ..... it all passed muster with TPTB as well as a lot of other people.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #134  
Old 07-15-2011, 11:36 PM
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: New York, United States
Posts: 163
Quote:
Originally Posted by 4Pam View Post
^ Pippa did not give herself the role of Maid of Honor. That came from Kate. You're asked to be the maid of honor.
absolutely. and if it's your view that she undertook a role that was asked of her and did it in a moderate, non attention grabbing way, you are entitled to your opinion.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #135  
Old 07-15-2011, 11:45 PM
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: New York, United States
Posts: 163
Quote:
Originally Posted by Princess of Durham View Post
it's a lost cause because you will continue to paint as unattractive picture as you possibly can.
Please, it's not that personal.

I am simply stating the obvious- that Pippa, a powerful woman acting of her own freewill had, to some degree, embraced the spotlight and that she did so with an idea of the interest it would inspire and the unrelenting nature of the press.

I guess there is some need to paint her as a damsel in distress who was pushed, kicking and screaming onto the world stage

Carry on.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #136  
Old 07-15-2011, 11:47 PM
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: New York, United States
Posts: 163
Quote:
Originally Posted by miche View Post
Other than Phillips and Autumn wedding, all the bridesmaid have worn white at a British Royal wedding as far as I can recall

You would know better than I. Adult women in the US don't wear white to someone else's wedding. Children are, of course, not included in this.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #137  
Old 07-16-2011, 01:59 AM
figtreecrossing's Avatar
Gentry
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Midwest, Australia
Posts: 89
Quote:
Originally Posted by fascinator View Post
She may not want to be stalked, but she certainly flaunted herself needlessly in front of the public, and the interest in her is an outgrowth of that. Who wears a skin tight WHITE dress to perhaps the biggest televised event in history, and then decides the glare of the spotlight is too much?

Pippa knew what she was doing. She is a very plain faced girl and had she opted to wear a less ridiculous outfit to the wedding, the world would scarcely know her name.
I can't agree that she has flaunted herself. I've only ever seen evidence of a well brought up middle class young lady.
I can't agree with the skin tight white dress. In my opinion she looked lovely and appropriate and the colour of her dress was approved of by the bride.
I can't agree that the dress was ridiculous. Even if someone doesn't like the dress, surely most people would never describe it as ridiculous.
It is true that Pippa is receiving an obsessive degree of attention from the press bordering on stalking. I'm sure her family must be alarmed and will take steps. Freedom of the press is one thing but this is bordering on invasive in Pippa's life. It's becoming uncomfortably similar to the harassing Princess Diana received.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #138  
Old 07-16-2011, 04:52 AM
Skippy's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: -, Netherlands
Posts: 888
Quote:
Originally Posted by fascinator View Post
Please, it's not that personal.

I am simply stating the obvious- that Pippa, a powerful woman acting of her own freewill had, to some degree, embraced the spotlight and that she did so with an idea of the interest it would inspire and the unrelenting nature of the press.

I guess there is some need to paint her as a damsel in distress who was pushed, kicking and screaming onto the world stage

Carry on.
So just because you think she wore a dress that was an (in your eyes) faux pas at her sister's wedding, she has asked for the media spotlights herself?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #139  
Old 07-16-2011, 01:05 PM
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: New York, United States
Posts: 163
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skippy View Post
So just because you think she wore a dress that was an (in your eyes) faux pas at her sister's wedding, she has asked for the media spotlights herself?
Not a faux pas- a lovely dress and the rare class and grace to carry it off and look amazing.

I am saying that there are an almost infinite number of other dress styles she could have worn and no one would know her name. They were planning the wedding for eight years. Nothing was accidental or inadvertent.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #140  
Old 07-16-2011, 03:14 PM
Skippy's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: -, Netherlands
Posts: 888
Quote:
Originally Posted by fascinator View Post
Not a faux pas- a lovely dress and the rare class and grace to carry it off and look amazing.

I am saying that there are an almost infinite number of other dress styles she could have worn and no one would know her name. They were planning the wedding for eight years. Nothing was accidental or inadvertent.
So it's the style of her dress that says 'you asked for it' to you?
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
prince william & catherine middleton wedding


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Additional Links
Popular Tags
abdication birth charlene crown prince frederik crown prince haakon crown princess letizia crown princess mary crown princess mette-marit crown princess victoria current events duchess of cambridge fashion genealogy grand duchess maria teresa grand duke henri hohenzollern infanta leonor infanta sofia jewellery jordan king abdullah ii king carl xvi gustav king felipe king felipe vi king harald king juan carlos king philippe king willem-alexander luxembourg nobility olympic games ottoman pom president komorowski prince albert prince albert ii prince carl philip prince constantijn prince felipe prince floris prince maurits prince pieter-christiaan princess anita princess astrid princess beatrix princess charlene princess claire princess laurentien princess letizia princess madeleine princess marilene princess mary princess mary fashion princess of asturias queen letizia queen mathilde queen maxima queen rania queen silvia queen sofia royal royal fashion russia sofia hellqvist spain state visit sweden the hague wedding winter olympics 2014



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:06 PM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014
Jelsoft Enterprises

Royal News Delivered to your Email!

You can get the latest Royal News right in your inbox.

unsusbcribe at anytime with one click

Close [X]