Tag Archive: Catherine Middleton

Apr 26 2012

Africa Cats: Catherine Is The Peplum Princess

Who: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

Where: At the UK Royal Premiere of African Cats at the BFI Southbank in London, England

Wearing: A grey knee-length Matthew Williamson dress from the pre-fall 2012 collection with three-quarter sleeves, a peplum waist, and turquoise and gold embellishments to the cuffs and neckline. Completing her look, Catherine wore simple matching heels and a clutch.

Verdict: With the fact that it has been raining for what seems like weeks now in London I wasn’t expecting a floor-length gown from Catherine, which is a shame as I love to see her glammed up, but this is one gorgeous dress.

I love everything from the colour to the waist peplum, but what shines for me on this dress has to be the modified neckline to include matching embellishments to go with the cuffs, totally makes this dress Royal worthy. The turquoise jewels against the grey is just a great combination, make the pastel grey look fresh rather than dull, which can sometimes happen with grey on the red carpet.

This is a great look from Catherine for me, do you like it?

[Pics: by Jon Furniss for Disney]

Feb 14 2012

Barbie By Royal Appointment: The Catherine and Will Dolls

It was only a matter of time wasn’t it until Catherine Middleton was immortalised into a Barbie doll and I am so pleased that it is in her gorgeous wedding dress. Timed with the her one-year wedding anniversary to Prince William the collector gift set will be available in April for £99.99 (or $100) and die-hard Royal and Barbie fans can pre-order these gorgeous set from tomorrow at Amazon and Barbie Collector.

This was a royal wedding that I think touched a lot of people and I am sure that having the dolls wearing their iconic outfits is going to make this one extremely popular Barbie set.

I just love Prince William looking regal in his traditional uniform featuring a red jacket, blue sash and gold detailing – but this set is all about Catherine’s floor-length ivory gown, which is a complete replicate of the gown designed by Sarah Burton. Barbie really has put in all the details that made Catherine’s gown exquisite from the lace torso, to the full skirt and the delicate veil, as well as her drop earrings. Finishing off the Catherine doll nicely is a gorgeous tiara – well come on a Princess isn’t complete without it now is she!!!

So Barbie and Royal fans will you be buying this collector’s set?

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Jan 09 2012

War Horse: Catherine Middleton In Alice Temperley

Who: Catherine Middleton, The Duchess of Cambridge

Where: At the world premiere of DreamWorks Pictures’ War Horse directed by Steven Spielberg at the Odeon Leicester Square

Wearing: A custom black lace floor-length Temperley London gown with plunging neckline, teamed with a black velvet Pretty Ballerina by Mascaró clutch with bow detailing

Verdict: With today being the Duchesses 30th birthday, first up Happy Birthday Catherine, secondly how I love that she has revived lace.

There is something so romantic and racy about lace all at the same time that I just love, and having this dress with a black lace overlay with a plunging neckline it is just perfection for me. This is a gorgeous red carpet dress, that has a sexiness about it as well as regal glamour. I know that some are saying it is old-fashioned, but I love it.

[Pics: Jon Furnis/WireImage for DreamWorks]

Apr 30 2011

Royal Wedding: The Official Pictures

I do love wedding pictures, and these gorgeous snaps of the Royal Wedding taken by Hugo Burnand in the Throne Room at Buckingham Palace are just so adorable.

My favourite snap has to be this one of the Bridge and Groom, TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in the centre with their bridesmaids and page boys, (clockwise from bottom right: The Hon. Margarita Armstrong-Jones, Miss Eliza Lopes, Miss Grace van Cutsem, Lady Louise Windsor, Master Tom Pettifer, Master William Lowther-Pinkerton).

I have to admit I was hoping for one of Catherine, William, Pippa and Harry, with all the flirting going on yesterday I bet that is one cheeky snap!!!

[Pic: by Hugo Burnand via The British Monarch]

Apr 30 2011

Royal Wedding: Catherine Middleton at the Evening Reception

Like every bride, Catherine Middleton choose to change into something else for the evening reception, and once again it was a stunning gown designed by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen.

The white sweetheart neckline satin Alexander McQueen gown, has exquisite detailing with its diamanté waist band, simple-yet-elegant, and to finish the look was an adorable white mohair cropped cardigan.

The Duchess of Cambridge is glowing in this gorgeous and elegant gown, perfect for the evening reception, and it was nice to see the Duke of Cambridge in a tux, very James Bond!!

[Pic: via The British Monarchy]


Apr 29 2011

In Pictures: The Royal Wedding – A British Affair




[Pics: via The Royal Channel YouTube]


Apr 29 2011

Royal Wedding: Catherine Middleton Channels Grace Kelly

There has been lots of speculation and excitement surrounding the Royal Wedding over the past few months, and finally today the glorious occasion took place, and Prince William married his sweetheart Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey.

I have to admit I am not a Royalist, but even I couldn’t help getting caught up in the spectacle, and I have to clearly state today I felt extremely proud to be British!

For me, and everyone else on Twitter it seems, it was all about what Catherine was going to wear, and she really didn’t disappoint. As the bookies predicted Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen did design an exquisite and elegant gown for the special day.

The dress for me had a vintage feel about it, very similar to the one that Grace Kelly wore to become Princess of Monaco in 1956, and it was everything you could wish for in an elegant wedding dress. The structured gown was made with ivory and white satin gazar, which was perfectly accented with a form-fitted lace bodice and shoulders, and had a two-metre 70cm train and a simple-yet beautifully draped veil, which was kept in place by The Queen’s 1936 Cartier ‘halo’ tiara.

Everything about this dress was simply stunning; from the French Chantilly and English Cluny lace, which was embroidered by the Royal School of Needlework, to the 58 gazar and organza covered buttons fastened by Rouleau loops, which went down the back.

It is a sophisticated, elegant and a contemporary iconic gown, which I am glad to say was very in keeping with Catherine’s personal style, which I appreciate and admire. Catherine Middleton’a gown most certainly was fit for a princess!!

“It has been the experience of a lifetime to work with Catherine Middleton to create her wedding dress, and I have enjoyed every moment of it. It was such an incredible honour to be asked, and I am so proud of what we and the Alexander McQueen team have created. I am delighted that the dress represents the best of British craftsmanship,” Sarah Burton, Alexander McQueen.

My pictures don’t really do this wedding dress justice, but seeing her walk in it gave me goosebumps, a spectacular event and the gown lived up to the ‘Dress of the Century’ title being quoted before the big day.

[Pics: via The Royal Channel YouTube]
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