This is one of the very FIRST pictures of newlywed Kate Middleton's wedding gown as she exited the queens Rolls Royce and greeted the crowd the awaited her outside of Westminster Abbey minutes ago. This dress design is accredited to Alexander McQueen creative director Sarah Burton, although there have been allegations that this was from an early collection of McQueen himself. This dress is absolutely gorgeous and fits Kate's small physique perfectly. She has definitely set her place as possible fashion icon this early April 29, 2011 morning.
Kate is often compared to the late, great, Princess Diana (William's mom). The comparisons go beyond her work and service, but also to their style. Princess Diana is known for her cutting edge style and the effortless look she carried. Her wedding gown is still and main topic, especially with her son's wedding approaching. . .
Her dress designed by amateur designers at the time, Elizabeth and David Emmanuel, accentuated her very small waist and featured a 25ft long traing, the longest yet. This wedding dress has yet to be topped in relation to style, chicness, and appropriateness considering all of the stipulations a bride has to consider when marrying into the royal family.
After the royal wedding of 1981, bridal boutiques everywhere were flocked with designs inspired by Princess Diana's gown. Today designers are pressed to have designs out by as near as the next day after the wedding because they know that style will be a hit. I am anxious to see what Kate Middleton will wear.
Tonight I went to the club then the diner, but as I ate I could not stop thinking about the royal wedding. As soon as I got in (at 4:30am), as sleepy as I am, I tuned to watch. This is the wedding of the century and will affect many countries since William is the heir to the throne. I find it absolutely astonishing how he went about everything over the past decade, as far as dating someone outside of the aristocracy and actually marrying for love.
I am most excited to see Kate's gown, which has been kept very secret, because her style is very simple and chic. Just as with her late mother in-law, designers have been scrambling to make the perfect design for her gown. Rumor has it Alexander McQueen creative director, Sarah Burton, will be designing Kate Middleton's gown. I would definitely like to see Kate step out of her shell and where something accepted yet still unexpected.
Since my last post, I have come across something that will be very interesting for the fashionistas on a budget. Their an exact replica of the Jeffrey Campbell Lita and are a lot lighter on the wallet. Unlike Lita, Walker is faux leather and the heel is slightly lower, just slightly though. If you want to save but love the style of the Lita then this is the perfect boot for you.
Meet the Walker WP boots by Bakers shoes.
Renown blogger Rumi Neely rocking the Taupe Suede Lita
These boots have been rocking the blogger world since they debuted last fall. They were the must have then, and they are the must have now. These boots go great with jeans, dresses, and everything else imaginable.
The chunky heel, which is a huge trend this Spring/ Summer '11 season, makes them perfect for the summer. They come in multiple texture like suede, leather, velvet, and even pony hair; how awesome is that?!
I've wanted them for a while but they are almost always sold out. They come in almost every color and that has to be the hardest decision to make. At one point I wanted distressed mustard, then tapestry print, now I am feeling the taupe suede or even red leather. I am still unsure of which ones to get because I would want to wear them regularly and that is where the taupe would be super practical, but a bright color or bold print would really make the shoe a statement piece.
Being as small as I am, it is usually kind of difficult for me to find things to wear to go clubbing. I love bustier dresses that have the tulle bottom but they usually make me look somewhat kiddy. I also like draped dresses but those have a habit of making me appear skinnier than I am. I usually resort to a form fitting dress to assure that I look fab and of course look my age lol.
I wore this tribal print American Apparel dress in red with the mustard colored Pumpkin pumps by Asos and my vintage Fendi sling purse.
I kept my make-up very simple wearing very sheer layers of Mac bronzer, Covergirl blush, and my new favorite lipstick, Viva Glam GaGa II by Mac. My jewelry was just some pink stone studs by H&M and a metal necklace that I doubled by Express.
P.S. All of these pictures were taken on my iPhone =/
When I saw this collection I was absolutely in lust. I love everything about it, from the cinched waist, to the pleats, and haute detailing right down to the shoes.
Alexander McQueen designer Sara Burton is far from disappointing to fans of the late designer's funky line. Rumor has it, she may the designer of Kate Middleton's wedding gown for the royal wedding. No official information has been released yet, but Burton is definitely making her mark in the fashion world.
Like are you serious?! Look at these designs! The detailing, trimming, and stitching are all so precise. The textures clash perfectly! Any girl's dream. I would love to own any of these pieces.
I have died and gone to shoe heaven! Very similar to the peanut crunchy bootie Kandee Shoes released during the fall, the Jezebel bootie is a taste of animal print bootie heaven. The boots run for $354 on the brand's site, and would a great addition to any shoe collection. It's beautiful pony hair texture is contrasted with golden studs and a lavender tassel. The lavender sole of the bootie is also a great catch. I love these booties and as soon as I save up enough, THEY WILL BE MINE =).
With every season comes a must have, and for this spring that must have would be a cargo jacket.
These jackets are great for warm and cool weather. I love to match them up with skirts and dresses for contrast, and of course they go well with jeans. The come in many different textures, prints, and colors; my favorite happens to be the Khaki.
Everyone loves them!
This is me rocking the cargo jacket trend during my spring break. I bought this jacket a year ago because I just loved the style, especially the belt. Who knew I'd be one step ahead for what is the "IT" thing?
I wore it with a simple black tank, black pencil skirt, gray socks, and brown boots and bag. The jacket has enough going on with the pockets and straps, so I didn't want to complicate things; less is more.
(Cargo Jacket: Who A U, Skirt and Purse: H&M, Tank and Over the knee socks: Forever 21, Boots: Steve Madden)
P.S. I really need to buy a good camera lol
Brands like 7 For all Mankind and J Brand have stocked up well for this season's bell bottom trend.
Take a Risk!
Bell bottoms look great in cool colors. Another trend is bold colors, so you'll be two steps ahead in bright bell bottoms. I love them and am looking for a great pair myself.
I have been looking to find the perfect wedge booties for months now. I have found many that I've liked, but they are either sold out, out of my budget, or in a style I am not looking for. I am seeking black wedge booties because they are boots that can be worn everyday, every season, and for most occasions. Here are some that I've found for you guys just in case you don't own a staple pair of your own. Feel free to take the name of the shoes and search for them at cheaper rates, or just click the name and it'll take you to where they are currently available.
Seychelles Wedge Boot $49.99
Acne "Hybria" $650
Acne "Admire" $680
Sam Edelman "Zoe" $144
Sam Edelman "Zoyla" $176
Sam Edelman "Valin" $156.95
Jeffrey Campbell "Vienna" $107.95
Jeffrey Campbell "Tasman" $130
I absoutely loved this show. From the collection, to the scenary, right down to the music. It seems almost like a silent movie.
The collection is very preppy, and mod which we have been seeing a lot of for this upcoming Fall/Winter season. A splash of color was added to certain ensembles but most of the pieces are dull colored, however, the textures and patterns of the fabric make up for the missing color. The combinations of prints and the sorts also make this collection somewhat glam. I love the fur. I love the glitter. I love the patent. I love this collection and I can't wait to see it dressed down on the streets.
I love hardware so of course this season, I am looking to add many studded and armored pieces to my closet to edge out classy girly looks. Stud looks great when added to staple pieces like a leather jacket, a classic headband, pretty much all girly things; its a touch of spice. The addition of leather and studs with items like a chiffon top, or pencil skirt is ideal because the contrasting textures essentially complete the look. Studs work best on simple pieces like things in neutral shades or of simple design because it isn't too over the top.