We all know when it comes to sports, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are big fans, so it’s always nice to see the royal duo come out and support British athletes and sporting events hosted by the United Kingdom. Plus, it gives us an excuse to talk about all things Kate Middleton. This past Saturday, Kate joined Prince William and Prince Harry to kick off the launch of the Tour de France at Harewood House in Leeds. Quite the treat for the competing 22 teams, the royal trio greeted and waved off the anxious riders as they embarked on their 2, 272 mile four-country race that starts off in Leeds and finishes off in Paris. For the day’s event, the Duchess chose a bright green wool coat by Erdem from the Pre-Fall 2014 collection, which we last saw on her during the royal tour Down Under when the Cambridges visited Cambridge. The knee-length tailored coat was worn over a similar hue printed silk dress by Suzannah. Although it was hidden this time, knowing Kate, she’ll recycle this dress in no time. Allowing her coat to be the statement piece, she teamed it with a neutral-coloured clutch by L.K. Bennett and matching patent pumps by the same designer and added a pair of emerald earrings that coordinated accordingly to her outfit, as usual. Read more »
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Kate Middleton makes us green with envy in Erdem and Jonathan Saunders at two sporting events this weekend
Prince George shows off his first steps while Kate Middleton wears Alexander McQueen and Christopher Kane
It was quite the Kate Middleton-filled weekend with our favourite royal making three official appearances donning some things old, some things new and some things blue.
In honour of Queen Elizabeth II, the royal family paraded down the streets of London for the Trooping The Colour, The Queen’s annual birthday celebrating complete with 1,400 officers, 200 horses and 400 hundred musicians. While Prince William and Prince Charles rode on horseback, the Duchess of Cambridge accompanied Prince Harry and The Duchess of Cornwall in a horse-drawn carriage waving at crowds of onlookers. Stepping out in a second new outfit of the week, Kate once again opted for Alexander McQueen (it’s her third time wearing the British designer brand at the annual event), looking elegant as ever. Dressed in a bespoke icy blue skirt suit, which featured an embroidered crop jacket, the structured peplum detail stylishly accentuated her slight body. Matching accordingly with a Jane Taylor hat, she added pearl jewellery that including a never-before-seen pearl brooch and pearl-dropped earrings by Annoushka, and finished off with a simple taupe box clutch by Alexander McQueen. Read more »
After a weekend (and a day) without any clear photos of Kim Kardashian‘s wedding dress, they’re finally here, watermarked and all. E! Online has released three photos of Saturday’s nuptials, complete with front, side and bootie views. The first photo depicts Kardashian and BB Kanye West drunk in love after saying “I do” at the Forte di Belvedere in Florence, Italy. A side view of the Givenchy Couture dress reveals delicate lace detail, a mega train and a larger than life wall of flowers, reportedly dreamed up by Yeezus himself. The second, features Mr. and Mrs. West walking back down the aisle, with cameos from North West, Bruce and Kris Jenner in the background. It’s in this photo that you can really see the dress in all its hide-and-show glory, with a covered up lace yoke, scalloped floor length skirt and skin-baring midriff. Click through for more details, including a detail on Kim’s train from her final fitting with Riccardo Tisci.
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If you, like me, spent the weekend soaking up the sun while glued to your phone in anticipation of #KimyeWedding details, you are not alone. You are also not creepy, but hey, maybe you are. In the span of three days, I followed every Kardashian offspring, learned that Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing has found a new bestie in Kardasian makeup artist Joyce Bonelli and most importantly, that all photos of the actual wedding are sure to be locked up in a future issue of People Magazine. Frustration, thy name is single paparazzi shot, fractured hashtags and Jay-Z/Beyoncé no-show.
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If you’ve been keeping up with the Kardashians on Instagram accounts, you would know that Kim Kardashian’s bachelorette party took place last night in Paris. Joined by besties and family members in dark party attire, Kimmy stuck to the pre-nuptial trend and stood out (per usual) wearing white. While mortals like us would simply opt for little white dress, leave it to the bride-to-be to show up in a form-fitting and super embellished Balmain mini dress. According to Hollywood Life, the mini cost $20,000, but hey—the Fall 2012 collection’s gotta be on sale by now, right?
However, the real million-dollar question has still yet been answered. With the wedding taking place tomorrow, no one still has any idea what her dress looks like and who’s it by (honestly, there’s just as much secrecy as Kate Middleton’s royal wedding!). But if we were to bet our money on it, Kimmy and soon-to-be hubby Kanye West have been making multiple trips to Paris in the past few months meeting up with designers like Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci, Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing and Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz, we can safely assume her wedding dress be by one of them, right? Probably. There is no doubt that the power duo has super close connections with Tisci, but seeing that Kardashian has been spotted shopping in multiple Balmain dresses and has donned two gorgeous Lanvin pieces on the infamous Vogue cover and at the Met Gala, only time will tell. For all we know, she might even step out in three wedding dresses! With only less than 24 hours till the wedding, there is no doubt all eyes will be on #worldsmosttalkedaboutcouple.
If reports about Anna Wintour wanting this year’s Met Gala to be more exclusive were true, they certainly did not apply to the A-list. Last night’s red carpet was stacked (and we mean stacked) with just about everyone from the recluse to rising star. Surely, it had something to do with the fact that last night was the inaugural Met Gala celebrating the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s renamed Anna Wintour Costume Center. Maybe too, it was just like the rest of us have been trained to understand: The Met Gala is not to be missed.
Honouring oft-forgotten American couturier Charles James, last night’s event was all about 1950s glamour. Its “white tie” guest-list prompted gents like Johnny Depp and Kanye West to wear tails, Zoe Saldana to wear a recreated Michael Kors bustle and both Taylor Swift and Sarah Jessica Parker to take to the stairs with over-the-top Oscar de la Renta trains. Unlike the sometimes cookie cutter Oscars, the Met Gala is a time to break out some real steez and red carpet queen Lupita Nyong’o did just that in a flapper-inspired feathered Prada dress. Perhaps more Poiret than James, the dress made for some serious chatter from both the “for” and “against” camps. Fellow red carpet queen (and queen of life, truly) Rihanna went anti-theme in a sexy stomach-baring Stella McCartney dress which killed, as usual.
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