Saturday, April 30, 2011

Royal wedding

I will admit it, I got very caught up in the Royal Wedding.  I recorded every special on TV this week.  I didn't get up at 3am to watch it, but I was pretty nutso over the whole thing.  I can't really even explain why.  But I wanted to share my thoughts out on blog world since none of my girl friends cared enough to watch it with me.

The good:
Kate of course looked beautiful.  I think her dress was such a perfect choice.  It was a simple and elegant silhouette which fits her personal style.  Her lace sleeves added modesty as the occasion demanded, but it didn't look matronly.  She looked young and fresh and classic.

And it's nice to see a much more reasonable train than Diana's dress.

The Bad
I'm not a Camilla hater, really.  I think it's actually sweet that Charles has always loved her, she's obviously the love of his life, and it's sad that he couldn't marry her in the first place just because she had had "other lovers" (that's the G version they told me on E!  Code I'm pretty sure for her not being a virgin).

Her hat is pretty cute, but overall I dislike her outfit.  It doesn't look like it fits very well, and the appliqué around the hips draws the eye where it doesn't need to be drawn.

Did anybody else think this looked a little too similar to the dress she wore to her own wedding?

The Ugly
I read a lot of sewing and fashion blogs.  I've read a lot about Kate's dress, including the fact that the lace makers washed their hands every 30 minutes.  But I wonder why nobody seemed as bothered as me by Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice:

You can read more about this here, but what he heck were those girls thinking?  Beatrice's dress/coat is really pretty actually, the detailing by the collar is beautiful, but all anybody notices is the ridiculous hat on her head.  Even during the ceremony I could spot her from the crowd. (Side note: This is a Philip Treacy hat.  Anybody remember when he was on Project Runway?  I agreed with Laura about that episode, his hats are a bit too much for me.)

The announcer on TLC where I watched the coverage said the girls struggle with their weight and get criticized a lot for it, and as such they went on a special diet just for the wedding.  I get that, I really do.  But what I don't get is Eugenie's choice in dress.  The ribbons on the bodice kind of sausage her in.  It's not very flattering, especially knowing she's concerned about her weight.

Now I feel mean.  I think I'm just jealous that we didn't get a national holiday in the states. :)  It would've made catching up on all the TV coverage easier if I had Friday off work.


  1. Agree, agree, agree. Just a few other comments Kate's dress looked surprisingly like grace kelly's which I guess is fine because it has been like 70 years but still just have to say it when she got out of the car that is what I thought. I had originally typed up other comments but then realized if I were the people in question and were to google my name how angry would I be if I found those comments so I kept them to myself. But I wish I could have taken a national holiday and spent the day watching the wedding with you

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  3. Originally:

    But then:

    However, I did find it quite entertaining and it would have been funny if there was an inside joke amongst the royalty and they copycatted cinderella!