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Old 12-13-2010, 08:59 AM
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Is there any info on Kate's dress?

It looks lovely in the photos but I would like to see what the front looks like.

If the dress has already been discussed, you point me to the thread. I haven't had a chance to read all the threads.

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Old 12-13-2010, 09:06 AM
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Here's an article about the dress: Kate Middleton engagement photo: Online rush to cash in on 159 dress | Mail Online

And some more info can be found in Kate's fashion thread: http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...-25764-13.html


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Old 12-13-2010, 09:23 AM
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I have always found Liz Jones to be a bit ridiculous and this article adds additional fuel to that fire.

I get that she wants Kate to remain true to herself but IMO she is making a mountain out of a molehill. So they use the same photographer...big deal. Maybe William is comfortable with Mario. And I noticed that she didn't mention that Mario has also photographed Camilla. Was Camilla trying to be like Diana. Of course not! I am not trying to bring up the dreaded triangle but I find it highly suspect that she neglected to mention that he has also photographed the Duchess of Cornwall.

In regards to the dress, I think it looks lovely. And yet Liz thinks she should have something a little bit more special. I fail to see how spending more money on a dress would make it special. How ironic...Liz putting her ideas on what she thinks Kate should do....isn't that what she is claiming William is doing?

As for the staged comments...aren't most pictures staged. Don't we all stop to pose and smile? If that isn't staged, I don't know what it is.
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Old 12-13-2010, 09:27 AM
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Well said, Zonk! I can only agree with everything you've said here.
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Old 12-13-2010, 09:34 AM
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The pose may perhaps not be novel, but the expression is novel to me - Charles poses demure with his hand carefully on Diana's shoulders;
William is all out in the open and hugs Catherine with intensity.
Agreed! They do seem much more affectionate!!!
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Old 12-13-2010, 09:43 AM
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IMO, Liz Jones is overreacting. Yes, Testino is a fashion photographer, but first of all he is a photographer and a very good one. When you take a look at his homepage, you'll see that he has photographed many royals, even the British minors, and not only Diana. Furthermore - Cecil Beaton was a fashion photographer, too. He worked for Vogue, Vanity Fair and Harper's Bazaar just before he started to work for the BRF - portraying the Queen Mother, the Queen, Princess Marina, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and so one. To make a mountain out of a molehill...
I thought the same thing when I read the article. Too add to that list, Testino has also photographed Prince Charles' with the boys for family portraits, as well as Prince William by himself. I can certainly see why William and Kate would choose him since William was probably very comfortable with him and they wanted an alternative to formal stuffy official photographs. The result speaks for itself in the second photograph. Testino's favored use of natural lighting with neutral colors produces wonderful airy photographs. He has used this style repeatedly in his work and it's quite affective. All photographs are touched up, so again I don't understand the point of her article.

Those that want to look for the negative and the ridiculous "William is trying to re-create Diana with Kate" will always find it something to blow out of proportion with these two. It would be nice if Ms. Jones had done her homework on who has been photographed by Mario Testino prior to writing this article, and to note that all professional photographers touch up photos...but then that would have meant posting facts instead of opinion.
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Old 12-13-2010, 09:51 AM
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Looking at Mario's site...he does tend to favor neutrals. He has also photographed Queen Rania of Jordan, the Duke of Kent, Princess Rosario (and her husband, sorry the name escapes me, I think Kyril) of Bulgaria, Charles and Camilla, Haakon and Mette Marit of Norway, Maxima and WA of the Netherlands and Princess Stephanie of Monaco.

He seems to go for extremes....most of his female subjects are in white, beige or black. Very nice pictures IMO.

In regards to the detractors who will always find something negative or always comparing Kate to Diana agree. Thanks goodness Kate isn't a blonde...we will would never hear the end of it. I guess we should get ready for Harry....he seems to like blondes. I can see the headlines now...Harry to Marry Di Lookalike!
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Looking at Mario's site...he does tend to favor neutrals. He has also photographed Queen Rania of Jordan, the Duke of Kent, Princess Rosario (and her husband, sorry the name escapes me, I think Kyril) of Bulgaria, Charles and Camilla, Haakon and Mette Marit of Norway, Maxima and WA of the Netherlands and Princess Stephanie of Monaco.

He seems to go for extremes....most of his female subjects are in white, beige or black. Very nice pictures IMO.

In regards to the detractors who will always find something negative or always comparing Kate to Diana agree. Thanks goodness Kate isn't a blonde...we will would never hear the end of it. I guess we should get ready for Harry....he seems to like blondes. I can see the headlines now...Harry to Marry Di Lookalike!
Ah yes....Harry will be next. His preference for blondes will of course mean he has a "mummy" fixation if he marries one.
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Old 12-13-2010, 10:28 AM
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Here's an article about the dress: Kate Middleton engagement photo: Online rush to cash in on 159 dress | Mail Online

And some more info can be found in Kate's fashion thread: http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...-25764-13.html


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Old 12-13-2010, 12:03 PM
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I love pictures! Especially the second one!
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Old 12-13-2010, 12:45 PM
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I buy Reiss and love the clothes. They are not horrifically expensive but have designer touches that I appreciate. I checked for that dress on the Reiss website as soon as I saw it the other day, because I wanted to get a better look at it, but as the articles posted indicate, it's from a previous collection.

Reiss has stores in the US for those who are interested and, I believe, is opening a large store in New York.
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Old 12-13-2010, 01:26 PM
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Beautiful pictures! On the news here in the States, they said that the second photo was obviously more natural, and that although the photo doesn't show it, they were both wearing jeans!
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Old 12-13-2010, 02:15 PM
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Hello everyone on the forum. I am new and I am ... French. So as you probably fully understand English is not my first language, I am not fluent in speaking or writing it and I probably do a lot of errors. So please forgive me ! second thing, I have a photo of Kate dress but dont know how to post it. I try to copy and past ...
[IMG]file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Propri%E9taire/Mes%20documents/Mes%20images/KATE%20M%20Nannette%20Reiss%20Dress.JPG[/IMG]
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I knew this one was coming just wondered how long till the press picked up on it
Prince William and Kate Middleton's Photo: Royal Flashback - Weddings, Kate Middleton, Prince Charles, Prince William, Princess Diana, The British Royals : People.com
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Old 12-13-2010, 02:24 PM
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Oh my god, I am so sorry but it didnt work. If I can send the photo by email to someone much more gifted than I am, dont hesitate to ask. I have a lot of things to learn.
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Try uploading the photo using tinypic, that's what I use
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and now!!!!
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similar, but yet so differrent.
It's clear to me which one shows the couple who's in love. :)
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Old 12-13-2010, 02:53 PM
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Just to add to my previous post: Reiss says they are bringing out another version of Middleton's dress in January. Their online site should have it available.
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