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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Prince William and Kate abandon royal fans in North America

July 11, 2011

What do you mean, they went home? I thought this was the new normal — headline of the day would always be Kate’s latest outfit. Followed by another geography lesson on Canada as they criss-crossed the country, the royal press pack trailing after them, tweeting complaints about bad transport. I still maintain that one of […]

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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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Monaco royal wedding theme eclairs for Prince Albert and Charlene

July 1, 2011

Paris-based luxury grocer Fauchon has cooked up a special mini-eclair in honor of the Monaco royal wedding. Iced with the design of the coat of arms of the princely Grimaldi family, the eclairs will be served at the reception after the civil wedding on Friday, July 1, for the residents of Monaco. The rest of […]

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A glance back at the bachelorhood of Prince Albert of Monaco

June 28, 2011

On the eve of his July wedding, let’s take a look back at the (rather long) bachelor phase of Prince Albert’s life. Peter Kurth, a respected biographer, interviewed Prince Albert for The Observer  in 2005, soon after Albert inherited the throne of Monaco. See the interview here. For more background on Prince Rainier and Princess […]

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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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When in doubt, wear gray: Charlene Wittstock’s Monaco fashion motto

June 7, 2011

Fashion habits can be tiresome (one of the best things about summer weather is that Kate Middleton/Duchess of Cambridge stopped wearing those black suede boots), but Charlene isn’t boring anyone yet. No doubt the Armani dresses she’ll wear at her civil and religious wedding ceremonies will be WHITE, but for now the future Princess of […]

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Prince Albert of Monaco takes the gold in wedding prep

May 30, 2011

In all these decades of waiting for the right girl, Prince Albert may have been a Secret Wedding Planner. How else to explain the seamless and tasteful wedding preparations in Monaco? I bet the Prince has been jotting down wedding notes over the years. Perhaps there’s something to be said for an Older Groom? Part […]

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