Fashion

Princess Charlene of Monaco echoes Grace at the Oscars

February 26, 2012

Princess Charlene got mixed reviews on the red carpet at tonight’s Oscars. She played¬†her fashion trump card, Queen of Neutrals, in a cream and nude Akris gown. Do you think she deserves the Oscar for Best Costume Design? I think she takes it away for Best Supporting Actress. It’s hard enough for any woman to […]

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Black lace, a shiny horse, and a parade of princesses

January 8, 2012

Black lace is on tap for royal damsels. Twitter went wild when Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge sashayed up the red carpet today in a black lace Alice Temperley dress. As you’ll recall, Temperley was touted as a possible wedding gown designer for the Duchess. The red carpet was for the British premiere¬†of the new […]

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The Red Lace Review — Duchess Catherine and other princesses

September 24, 2011

Is Duchess Catherine rocking the red lace? I’m not loving it. Is it the matchy hat? The dark shoes? I’ll only whisper this, but she looks a bit c-h-e-a-p. Is red lace just hard to wear? I remembered this gown of Princess Diana’s: Diana also had a red lace cocktail number, lined in red: Grace […]

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Did you miss the German royal wedding?

August 27, 2011

The heir to the Kaiser of Germany, a Mr. Georg Prince of Prussia, got married today to Miss Sophie Princess of Isenburg. Never heard of them? Join the club. Which shows that you really can set aside your ruling families and things will smooth out in a few generations. Just leave them with some money […]

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Princess Beatrice — fashion redemption?

July 31, 2011

Princess Beatrice’s sin against fashion was grave indeed when she wore That Hat to Kate and William’s wedding in April. In the wake of the headgear horror, Bea’s mother revealed that a stylist had been engaged because Fergie was too busy to “go around the shops” with Bea. No comment. Bea’s bride-to-be friends must have […]

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TRH the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet the natives

July 8, 2011
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Royal wedding perfection for Princess Charlene and Prince Albert of Monaco

July 2, 2011

Princess Charlene is no longer in the bridal shadow of Princess Grace. Now a wedding icon in her own right, the embroidered Armani gown showcased her natural elegance. They married “at home” in the Main Courtyard of the Palais Princier. The guests were almost outnumbered by musicians and priests. Every detail of the wedding, from […]

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Look like a Princess Bride with royal wedding earrings by Kenneth Jay Lane

June 26, 2011

A glittering pair of replica royal wedding earrings can scatter princess stardust over your wedding day ensemble. It’s hard to book Westminster Abbey or St. Paul’s Cathedral for your wedding site, but easy as steak-and-kidney pie to find earrings modeled on the diamonds worn by Princess Diana or her daughter-in-law (a woman of so many […]

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Royal hats at Ascot 2011 — “I have never been so keyed up”

June 16, 2011

Ascot = Hats. Add the Royal Enclosure and you’ve almost got the Ascot Gavotte scene from My Fair Lady. No Cecil Beaton around to design clothes and hats in 2011, so this is what the Windsors came up with. Ev’ry duke and earl and peer is here. Ev’ryone who should be here is here. What […]

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Catherine and Michelle, together at last

May 24, 2011

Who cares about the men? The guys cropped out of this particular photo are the President of the United States and Prince William of Wales. Small fry. Also rans. Yesterday’s news. This is the first meeting of two women we love to read about: Michelle Obama and HRH Princess William/Duchess of Cambridge/hope of the royal […]

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