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Old 04-29-2011, 09:51 PM
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I don't think Bea's outfit was bad, just that hat! Or whatever you want to call it.
Agreed. Her dress was nice. It was the hair, the eye makeup, and the antlers that ruined the look.

Her Sister was almost the complete opposite. her hair and makeup were nice, but that dress and hat looked like something that would be worn to a pirate costume party.

They also need to learn how to move in a more elegant way. It's time someone gave the poor girls some help.
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Old 04-30-2011, 02:09 AM
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Worst-dressed: Beatrice. Very, very, very bad. The coat was horrid, the hat was frightening.
I don't get her. this link is of her at the queens pre wedding gala where she got it right
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Old 04-30-2011, 02:32 AM
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Very late here in Rio, so I'll be quick: a day to remember! Gorgeous bride, dapper groom and an enchanted audience. British people should be proud! As I've said in another thread, in my humble opinion, in the "closest" Royal Family the more elegants were Her Majesty (also "dressed" in very good spirits, as we could see), who is always so distinct, noble, and has her own style, and HRH Sophie, Countess of Essex. Glad to see others from Brasil at the Forum.
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Old 04-30-2011, 05:06 AM
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Old 04-30-2011, 05:15 AM
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VW's designs, IMO, are ghastly.
I must disagree with that. Vivienne Westwood is not responsible for the way her creations are worn and from whom. She is one of the most talented fashion designers in her unique way and should not be badmouthed for the lousy taste of some of her customers.

That said, the dress is really not good for Eugenies body type and especially uncalled-for at such an event.
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Old 04-30-2011, 06:05 AM
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I was disappointed by the (lack) coverage of the European royals in the US media, but not surprised.
As for fashion: the Bride and Groom looked amazing, in every sense of the word!
Sorry, but I thought Pippa wearing white was wrong. Call me old-school but only the bride is supposed to wear white to her wedding. A nice pastel color on Pippa would have looked nice. Also, I thought her dress was way too tight and clinging. I found it inappropriate for the event and the venue.
Lalla Salma could wear a coffee bean sack and look elegant. She is so beautiful and regal, no matter what she wears.
I thought Zara looked great!
I also thought Camilla looked great.
Not a fan of the yellow on HM, a bit too bright.
It's a shame Chelsy didn't turn out better. She's a very pretty girl and could have been ravishing. I agree w the person who said she appeared to have been up all night and just rolled into her outfit.
Victoria B. was stylish as ever.
Mrs. Middleton looked very nice as well.
The York girls . . . let's not go there.
I liked the color and design of Marie-Chantal's dress, but it was a bit too short.
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Old 04-30-2011, 06:06 AM
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Some more musings from me.

-I liked Tara Palmer-Tomkinson's dress, but her fascinator reminded me of Tashi, and the gloves were too much

-Chelsy Davey chose her shoes and fascinator well, but that dress was just wrong

-Carole Middleton looked fit to be a member of The Royal Family, herself

-Pippa Middleton, looked serene, and the bridesmades and pageboys were adorable

-Crown Princess Victoria chose her shoes badly, but I liked her hat and dress

-Samantha Cameron needed a hat or fascinator, but her dress looked good


Can anyone pictures of Lady Sarah Chatto, Lady Helen Taylor, Ella Windsor (who I only caught for a second) or Princess Alexandra?

The network I was watching on didn't show them at all.
I do believe this is the lovely Princess Alexandra in the blue hat behind Beatrice's 'antlers'! http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/...57_634x418.jpg
and again just behind Princess Michael, still not a good view I'm afraid..
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/...15_306x516.jpg

Edit: Found Lady Sarah Chatto! http://cache2.asset-cache.net/xc/113...263DE7D585E6D7 It's odd..when I saw her on the BBC I liked her outfit but it doesn't look so good to me in the photos..

Edit again: Found Princess Alexandra! http://cache4.asset-cache.net/xc/113...EEDF27202FEC09
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Old 04-30-2011, 06:12 AM
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I was disappointed by the (lack) coverage of the European royals in the US media, but not surprised.
The coverage came from BBC so every foreign TV station couldn't show they european royals more. I wasn't surprised to be honest. It's british style to show only their own royals and celebrities and ignore that their are royal guests from other countries too. Foreign royals aren't important enough for them.

And before I get yelled at now, I just want to make sure that I didn't want to anger the british people. Just stating a fact. It's simply the british way of living. But it's sad all the same that we didn't see the foreign royals more. Until I found a pic of Victoria and Daniel hours after the kiss I wasn't even sure they were there.
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Old 04-30-2011, 06:16 AM
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This is a British morning wedding and it's the wedding on the second in line not the first, it doesn't require tiaras and gowns.

Could I provide a little supplemental information to help with this one, please?

The Tiara issue isn't affected by the fact that Williams is second line to the throne; The strict British protocol [ I can't speak for other jurisdictions] is that a bride is permitted to wear her tiara at her daytime wedding, but so far as female guests are concerned, Tiaras can ONLY be worn if the dress code for the Occasion is deemed to be 'White Tie'. So far as this wedding was concerned, the Dress code was given as 'Lounge Suit or Morning Dress'.

The other strict rule about Tiara wearing is that ONLY married women [or the bride on her wedding day] are permitted to wear tiaras.

The only daytime occasion when Tiaras are worn en masse is the State Opening of Parliament.

So far as Evening events are concerned, it it not correct to wear Tiaras if the dress code is 'Black Tie'. There was a famous incident when Princess Michael of Kent sat for some formal photographic portraits; in one, she was wearing evening dress with a Tiara, and behind her, Prince Michael was dressed in Black Tie. According to strict protocol, he should have been in White Tie to 'match' Princess Michael's tiara. Poor Princess Michael, the Press [not just the unkind tabloids] had a field day laughing at the faux pas!!

Having set out the strict position above [which was formulated historically in the rules for dress and insignia worn at Court, and is constatly re-stated by Geoffrey Munn, managing director of Wartski, one of the 'By Appointment' Jewellers to members of the Royal Family and regarded as the pre-eminent expert on Tiara Protocol] I also have to say that there was one occasion when the Queen announced a variation to this usually very strict protocol, and that was back in 1990 when Her Majesty threw what is regarded as one of the very best 'Royal' celebration parties in the whole of her reign.

This was to celebrate the birthdays of The Queen Mother [aged 90], Princess Margaret [Aged 60], The Princess Royal [aged 40] and Prince Andrew [Aged 30]. It was a HUGE party, and the guest list was very, very diverse indeed with people from all walks of life - with guests ranging from Royal and Princely families right down to jockeys who rode the BRF's racehorses. [There was a lovely story at the time that a very young guest, who considered himself from a very 'ordinary' background, was so startled to receive his invitation that his immediate reaction was that there must have been a mistake and the invitation was meant for someone else; on making further enquiries he was told he was indeed the intended recipient] The dress code was deemed to be 'black tie' and also [from memory] 'lounge suit'.

However, The Queen, who is ever practical, realised that many ladies would love the chance to wear their tiaras [Royal and otherwise - remember, ANY married lady, royal or otherwise, is permitted to wear a tiara] and therefore decreed that they could do so even though the event was [only] 'black tie'. The reason for her relaxation of the rules was that she realised that not all of her [male] guests - because of the diverse guestlist- would have 'White Tie' and she certainly didn't want some of her guests declining the invitation because they HADN'T got 'White Tie' dress, and accordingly she announced a relaxation to the strict protocols for that night.

Hope this helps,

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Old 04-30-2011, 07:35 AM
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the material of Victoria's skirt pulls a bit like if it some sort of stretch fabric, which makes it informal

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Oh thank you, thank you! Best dressed Royal for me (aside from bride)!!!!!!!
I liked what Sarah Chatto was wearing but I am a fan of her style and Camilla looked pretty too, loved the colour combination and the 2 flower broches.
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Old 04-30-2011, 08:27 AM
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Edit: Found Lady Sarah Chatto! http://cache2.asset-cache.net/xc/113...263DE7D585E6D7 It's odd..when I saw her on the BBC I liked her outfit but it doesn't look so good to me in the photos..
And isn't that Viscountess Linley in front? Good picture because I'd missed what she wear as well- looks very appropriate and nice.....
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Old 04-30-2011, 08:28 AM
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I actually liked Victoria Beckhams hat although different it fit her . Where as Beatrice's hat was just plain wrong.
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Could I provide a little supplemental information to help with this one, please?

(..)

Thanks so much - of course I know the rules of white tie and black tie and tiaras (have read my Munn ), but I didn't know this nice story.
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Old 04-30-2011, 08:54 AM
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I don't think Bea's outfit was bad, just that hat! Or whatever you want to call it.

I agree, she looked fine. But as for the hat, it may have been over the top, but Beatrice seems to have a taste for outrageous hats!

In retrospect, I don't think it looked that bad (there were worse hats, really).
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Old 04-30-2011, 09:08 AM
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Best dressed:

The bride of course. One of the (if not the) most beautiful wedding gowns in decades.

Marie-Chantal of Greece (divine).
Princess Michael of Kent (imperial as usual).
Lady Frederick Windsor/Sophie Winkleman (very smart).
Lady Gabriella Windsor (stunning hat & sophisticated as always).


Worst dressed:

The York sisters (no further comment )


Disappointing:

CP Letizia (nice to see her with a hat & actually quite cute looking but definitely NOT a look for a big wedding like this one).
CP Victoria (much to curvy look for attending a service in church, unflattering hat).
CP Mathilde (ugly shoes).

The Queen & the Duchess of Cornwall professional as always, the Countess of Wessex's look was also nice and another funky look by Zara. No surprises and no fireworks here of course.
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I am probably very old-fashioned, but I think that for Royal Weddings it is a bit discouretous for guests to wear large and/ or unusual hats. Smaller hats [I didn't say 'small' hats, I just mean 'regular-sized hats'] to me seem to the way forward in my very humble opinion. This is because large hats - although they can look glorious - do tend to impact on the views of others. It doesn't matter so much at smaller weddings because (for example) If you find yourself sitting behind a guest with a Beatrice-type monstrosity, you can usually 'position' yourself slightly so that your view of proceedings is no longer obscured; at a Royal Wedding [or other 'Important' wedding] space is usually at a premium and so you can't move. William and Catherine's wedding was a little unusual for the 'ordinary' guests, if I can use that word - i.e. I mean those who were not 'friends / family' because one of the guests yesterday [the Chief Executive of Centre Point from memory] revealed that his admission card placed him only in a specific 'Area', not a specific seat, and so within this defined area, you could 'seat yourself'. Most important Official Chuch services I have attended have always included an assigned seat number, so if I find yourself sitting behind someone with a towerering hat........I just have to grin and bear it.

With regard to Beatrice's hat, I see from the papers that some 'fashion-istas' are saying that her sartorial mishap was the direct result of not having a mother present to say 'Eeeek, you can't wear that for a Royal Wedding, think of everyone else who has to see round you'. Mind you, my response to that was that the designer who created it [Philip Treacy or have I misremembered?] as a couture milliner should have reminded her himself.

Incidentally, I have the honour to be in the Royal Enclosure at Royal Ascot each year, and if you turn up in a hat that is likely to obscure people's views too much, the officials remind you that it is a breach of good manners and won't let you into the Royal Enclosure, only the Paddock and Grandstand.

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I agree, Diarist. I wouldn't have wanted to be the one sitting behind Princess Michael. Looked gorgeous, though.
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Did Eugenie buy that dress off the rack or did the designer design it for her? If she chose it then she really has no idea what to wear. If the designer did it specifically for her then she should have known better that dress was not right for her.
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The bride outshone almost everyone, including severa ladies from the Queen's "batch" - simplicity and good bearing is always a hit.
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Did Eugenie buy that dress off the rack or did the designer design it for her? If she chose it then she really has no idea what to wear. If the designer did it specifically for her then she should have known better that dress was not right for her.

The dress didn't fit her very well, she looked crammed into the top.
So I think it couldn't have been specifically designed for her, because then the fit would be better.
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