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Style Jury: Kate Middleton vs Naomi Watts in the ultimate LWD!

Last Updated on 17th September 2014 It’s a regal competition today! TV and Film royalty, Naomi Watts faces off against… well, actually royalty in the form of Kate Middleton! Both ladies were seen stepping out in an LWD (little white dress) fit for a princess. With Naomi wearing the crochet dress during a commercial for Jacobs Creek, whilst Kate sported the dress not only during her tour Down Under earlier this year, but also at Wimbledon! Naomi Watts looks absolutely breath-taking. The summery dress is the epitome of evenings in the sun with a glass of wine. From the vineyards behind her to her natural tousled hair to her simple thread bracelets, Naomi glows. Her natural make-up accentuates the easy-going nature of her dress, making her look impossibly pretty. Kate wore the dress sometime later, and both styled their dresses very similarly. With both ladies opting for low-key accessories and make-up, it’s a tough call! Ever since that wedding dress Kate has become something of a Goddess to us mere mortals. Boys fancy her, girls want to dress like her, and we personally want to be her. Rarely putting a fashion forward Louboutin out of place, Kate graces royal events like their her own personal catwalks. Verdict:So who emerges our style queen?! It’s a close one, but Naomi edges it. Kate’s make-up seems heavier than Naomi’s and her pearl drop earrings and watch add unnecessary fuss that Naomi avoids. It basically comes down to the fact that Naomi looks as if she woke up, splashed some water on her face, and wore an amazing Zimmermann dress…. And managed to look stunning. I think I hate her. In a totally irrational ‘I want to be you’ sort of way.

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Kate vs. Diana…Who wore red better during the New Zealand tour?

Wore what: Kicking off their royal tour of New Zealand, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge landed at Wellington airport’s military terminal yesterday – cutest babe-cessory in tow – looking every inch, well, regal. For the official occasion, Kate chose a striking red Catherine Walker coatdress and matching pillbox hat, and the media was quick to remind everyone of the same occasion, over three decades ago, when the late Princess Diana chose a similar look for the same event. Although hers was a black and red look, complete with a contrasting black clutch, Kate wins for the most adorable royal accessory, hands down. Narrowly avoiding puddles before the world’s media, whilst effortlessly carrying an excited 9-month-old in your arms is no mean feat; and we think Kate did a beyond fantastic job! Unsurprisingly though, this makes the job of choosing a winning look near impossible! Who wins: Famed for her gentle nature and beauty that shied away, Princess Diana’s look for the official visit back in 1983 was a fashion triumph: making coats cool as the centrepiece of a look. And this is a tradition that Kate, too, has carried on. From her M Missoni look as a wedding guest to the Maxmara number named after her; she’s elevated the humble coat’s status to party staple so effortlessly, we all want in. Given her respectful ode to Diana’s legendary wardrobe at such an important event, and the fact that we’re struggling to get over the explosive levels of Prince George’s cuteness; we declare both looks as winners. Do you have a favourite look, or are you, too, stuck on both? [Images: Duchess of Cambridge; Princess Diana]

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Best of 2011: Kate Middleton’s year in style

Whether you love her or loathe her (and we don’t believe you if you do the latter), 2011 owes itself solely to one woman: Kate Middleton. Though her style remains distinctly average in our book (string us up and hang us for treason), there’s no denying the effect the Duchess of Cambridge has had on the world. And, since everything she wears sells out in seconds, the fashion brands she favours have got a lot to thank her for. Like everyone else, we’re kind of intrigued with her influence, so we’ve trawled through Kate’s best looks from this year to see her rise from pauper (ha!) to Princess in pictures, which has lead us to the following conclusions: 1) she’s a mega-fan of the high street, 2) she only wears a handful of designers and regurgitates them as necessary, 3) June was a particularly good month. Without further ado, here’s her year in style… January: Reiss Kate wears a Reiss ‘Nanette’ dress for her official engagement photos shot by Mario Testino, and the hysteria begins. April: Alexander McQueen Just another white dress. We’re kidding! Kate gets married in a jaw-dropping Alexander McQueen dress designed by Sarah Burton and the world stops in its tracks. April: Zara The new Duchess of Cambridge steps out the day after her wedding in another high street dress, this time from Zara. The world applauds her for remaining the peoples’ Princess despite being an official royal. May: Reiss Kate meets Michelle Obama for the first time; everyone gets excited about the pair’s fashion politics. Kate opts for another Reiss dress, nude in colour with a boxy neckline and panelled waistband. June: Jenny Packham Her first charity gala since getting married and Kate opts for a glistening champagne-pink gown by Jenny Packham, which skims the floor […]

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Vivienne Westwood knocks Kate Middleton off her throne

Last Updated on 9th August 2011 Before you read the title and assume the royal marriage is now defunct, read on. Kate is still very much married to Britain’s most eligible bachelor and she still has to curtsey before the woman with a penchant for pastels and lady like handbags: Queenie. But the woman: our future- squeakily clean and perfect dimple sporting – queen has recently come into the spotlight for matters other than her immaculate Reiss and Whistles ensembles. Simultaneous firing from the fashion gentry, criticising Kate’s elevated style status, overindulged eyeliner and ‘thrifty’ trait has been interesting. See, in fashion, it is believed some people have the ‘right’ to comment and reflect, while others should silence their opinions for lack of a Vogue subscription. In my opinion: Kate Middleton is good at being as normal as they get. ‘They’ being the girls, who shop in local supermarkets, wear the same dress on more than one occasion and even agree to wear silly hats to match their husbands – who in Kate’s case just happens to be a prince. That’s all. If anything, there is a heightened need for Kate to maintain normality when reflecting on the haunting past of her late mother-in-law. In an interview with Sunday Times magazine, fashion veteran Vivienne Westwood spoke of her disagreement with Kate’s heavily kohl-rimmed eyes. This followed on from the comments made by Dutch design duo, Viktor & Rolf, who pleaded with Kate to de-kohl in order to let her natural beauty shine though. A fair criticism, considering there have been times I have seen images of Kate with her eye makeup looking stark in comparison to her rosy complexion, but you have to applaud her confidence for going DIY with the makeup brushes – even on her wedding day! But […]

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Zara Phillips’ wedding dress….granny-chic?

Last Updated on 3rd August 2011 The Second Wedding as it will probably come to be known took place on July 30, when the Queen’s granddaughter wed long-term beau Mike Tindall in what was a surprisingly innovative affair by royal standards, complete with drunken merriment thanks to a vodka fountain; fish and chips and a best man with a black eye (Yes, we’re just as intrigued). But let’s cut to the chase – were not concerned with the finer details of the biggest day of this royal’s life as much as we’re feasting our eyes on what she wore. Yes, (deep breath) another dress to dissect and ingest, only to throw up and re-examine in a different light. We were taken aback by Kate’s dress choice as she stayed true to her homeland but chose a designer so eccentric, the fashion population couldn’t help but choke with happiness. She broke free from the quintessential shackles of ‘well-behaved’ royal wedding wear, and chose to let her fashion personality coyly peep through her silk tulle McQueen veil. But for me, equestrienne Zara’s novel approach to selecting her wedding dress truly defines the term ‘granny chic.’ She only went and chose Stewart Parvin, her grandmother’s regular (and favourite) outfitter and the very man who kitted out Queenie on the day. OK, to the dress:  a fussy silk tulle cathedral veil which appeared to oddly sprout from the top of Zara’s head rather than fall gently onto her face wasn’t the most appealing first view as she stepped out from the car, but things improved slightly as we focused lower down. The dress itself; a silk faille and duchess satin creation with a corseted waistline appeared flattering, but averagely exciting. It didn’t give me the sudden I-will-replicate-very-dress-for my-wedding-day moment as I got with Kate’s. For […]

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Top stories this week: DVF designs for Gap Kids, Cheryl Cole auctions her dresses, Kate Middleton’s wedding dress goes on public display and MORE!

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Cheryl Cole auctions 20 of her favourite dresses for charity Our most famous Geordie export will be auctioning her much envied wardrobe on ASOS Marketplace, starting June 13. Outfits include those she graced our TV screens in on X Factor and during her Girls Aloud heydays, and all money raised will go towards The Cheryl Cole Foundation which helps underprivileged young people in the North East of England. Read more here! Helen Bonham Carter is the new face of Marc Jacobs Helena Bonham Carter is the surprising new face of Marc Jacobs. The 45-year-old, who’s better known for wearing mismatched shoes at this year’s Golden Globes, is famed for her eccentric dress sense, but she’s landed the prime position starring in Marc Jacobs’ new campaign for AW11. Read more here! Kanye West designs his own clothing collection for spring 2012 “Stylemaker of the Year” and outspoken rapper Kanye West is set to launch his own clothing collection in Paris this year. Having already set up camp in the fashion capital, he will show his collection in a ‘presentation’ style show this September. Read more here! Diane Von Furstenberg ia launching a collection for GapKids Bright colour and print extraordinaire Diane Von Furstenberg is set to unleash her creativity on the youngest of aspiring fashionables: kids! The designer is marking her first foray into childrenswear with a capsule collection for Gap Kids and babyGap, with the pieces set to hit stores worldwide and online next year. Read more here! BFC Newgen sponsorship winners have been announced The super talented David Koma, Holly Fulton, Louise Gray and Michael Van der Ham have all been chosen to receive this season’s BFC Newgen catwalk sponsorship to show during September’s London Fashion Week for spring/summer 2012. To see the rest of the […]

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Kate Middleton’s L.K. Bennett wedges will be reissued (and there’s a waiting list already)

Last Updated on 9th May 2011 As we predicted, Kate Middleton’s L.K Bennett wedges (the ones she wore before and after the wedding), are set to be reissued in June this year, in what has got to be the largest band wagon running. So if you haven’t already got her blue Issa dress, Reiss’s Nannette dress or her engagement blouse, perhaps you can get these. Originally called Greta, the British brand is re-launching the black patent espadrille wedges under a new name – The Kate – which is a little tacky whichever way you look at it. Still, at least their price will remain the same (£150), unlike a certain Whistles blouse. Apparently ‘The Kate’ already has a waiting list, or so says the Daily Mail, so if you were hoping to get your paws on them, you’d better join now. Frankly, we can think of better wedges to spend £150 on, but we can’t deny The Kate Effect. Will you be putting your name down?

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Kate Middleton’s love affair with the high street

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Despite her Duchess of Cambridge title, Kate Middleton’s a self-confessed bargain hunter. Sure, she might wear designer labels like Issa and Temperley, but she’s also a sucker for the high street. Favouring classic stores like Reiss, Whistles and LK Bennett alongside more fashion forward options like Zara and Warehouse – where she shopped for her honeymoon a few weeks ago – Kate’s style is something us ordinary folk can totally relate to. How much of an impact, then, does she have on the sales of her favourite stores and pieces? Let’s do a little digging. When Kate wore her off-white Nannette wrap dress from Reiss in her official engagement photos, the retailer rushed to reissue its AW09 dress just one month later, such was the hysteria surrounding the style. Naturally, it sold out again almost immediately. Similarly, when Kate wore her Whistles blouse for her engagement photos – y’know, the other ones – the store re-released it at £30 more than it was originally priced in 2008, only for it to sell out in record time. But Kate’s style doesn’t just impact on the pieces she owns and wears – it impacts on any piece remotely similar to something she’s worn. Take her Burberry trench coat, for example. The princess stepped out rocking one of the British label’s iconic cover-ups in the rain back in February this year, and women the world over went crazy to get their hands on a similar design. George at Asda reported its online sales of classic camel macs to rise by 300% following Kate’s appearance – and that’s just a supermarket store. So what are we saying? If you’re a high street store and Kate wears you, you’re sorted. Sometimes it pays to be a princess.

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Met Ball 2011: best dressed

We’ve just about recovered from the excitement of the Royal wedding with its vast array of stylish guests and, of course, Kate Middleton’s breathtakingly beautiful McQueen gown – but the weekend hit us with more star-studded events as the Met Costume Institute Gala landed in New York last night. The Met Ball brings the best of the fashion, film and music industry together for a night of fabulous fashion and exhibitions, and this year’s gala was hosted by none other than Vogue editor Anna Wintour, who honoured the late Alexander McQueen with an exhibition called Savage Beauty. Naturally, the prestigious event is harder to get into than Wonka’s chocolate factory, so we’ve cast our sartorial eye over the fashion elite who bagged a Golden Ticket and strutted their stylish stuff on the red carpet. Here’s our top 10 best dressed from last night’s Met Ball…   Ashley Green She may play a vampire in Twilight, but Ashley Green managed to look positively angelic in a custom Donna Karen strapless gown. The nude voluminous tulle was adorned with silver sequins that trailed into a wedding-like train. Teamed with a sleek up-do and touches of sparkle in her ears, clutch and cuff, she looked positively radiant. Jessica Alba Always one to look utterly fabulous on the red carpet, Jessica Alba didn’t disappoint at last night’s Met Ball dressed in a custom Ralph Lauren platinum strapless bustier gown covered in a sparkly crystal-encrusted overlay that highlighted her growing baby bump. Blake Lively Being the face of Chanel has been a dream come true for this Gossip Girl starlet, and last night she was joined by Mr Karl Lagerfield himself. Naturally, Blake opted for Chanel couture by means of a nude embellished dress covered by silver-lilac a chiffon sash to flaunt her fabulous figure too much. Beyoncé […]

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Our royal wedding round-up: everything you need to know

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 If you missed the royal wedding, or just want to relive it all over again, we’ve rounded up the best bits from the weekend’s coverage to make sure you don’t miss one magical moment. From Kate’s dress to guests outfits and get the look beauty guides, here’s our highlights of everything you need to know from the royal wedding… First look: Kate Middleton’s McQueen wedding dress We responded to Kate’s McQueen wedding dress within minutes of watching it – catch our initial reaction here (warning: we got a little excited).   Victoria Beckham wears Victoria Beckham to the royal wedding We won’t lie, we couldn’t wait to see what Victoria Beckham was wearing, and we loved her modified own-label dress. See what she wore here.   Sam Cam wears Burberry – and no hat – to the royal wedding Samantha Cameron made a suitably stylish entrance to the royal wedding wearing British label Burberry, but we were a little surprised to see no hat. See her outfit here.   Kate’s dress from all angles From her entrance at Westminster Abbey to her walk down the aisle and appearance on the balcony, we’ve got every angle of Kate’s dress covered. See it in action here.   Royal wedding fashion: who wore what All eyes may have been on Kate, but we couldn’t help casting an eye over what the other major players were wearing, too. Check out who wore what here.   What does Kate’s McQueen dress say about her? What Kate wore on her big day was the decision of a lifetime, but what did it say about her? We delve into the design to do a little digging here.   The fashion verdict: designers react to Kate’s dress A very fashionable jury had […]

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Kate Middleton’s second McQueen gown is (almost) as gorgeous as the first

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 You’ve seen Kate Middleton’s wedding dress – from every angle – by now, but the Duchess of Cambridge gets two custom-made dresses, don’t you know, and yes, this one’s by McQueen too. For round two at the Buckingham Palace reception, Kate wore a white silk gazar evening dress designed by Sarah Burton with a full circle skirt and a sparkling diamante-embroidered waistband, where she joined her 300 guests for dinner and dancing – a right royal knees up, in other words. Much like her highly-praised wedding dress, Kate’s second look was understated but elegant, combining classic cuts with a modern simplicity that suited both her sense of style and her role as a new royal. And, proving that even princesses aren’t an exception to the cold, she accessorised with a fluffy angora shrug for evening’s events, letting her half-up hair down in the process for a classic curled ‘do (we hear she used secret extensions to keep her hair bouncy in the breeze – see how to get her beauty look here). Doesn’t she make the perfect princess?

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Get Kate Middleton’s royal wedding beauty look

Last Updated on 1st May 2011 This week no one shone in the beauty stakes more than the stunning future Queen of England, Kate Middleton. Being watched by billions of people around the world on her big day, you may have expected the princess to hire a team of the most talented makeup artists on the planet to get her looking picture perfect, but not so – the newly-elevated Duchess of Cambridge chose to do her own make up (a girl after our own hearts), after receiving a few lessons from makeup artist Arabella Preston. And we reckon she did a pretty brilliant job. Although we would have opted for a little less eyeliner (she simply doesn’t need it), the natural rosy pallette of soft greys and pink blush was a perfect wedding look, but we’d happily rock it any summer day. Here’s how to DIY at home, just like Princess Catherine did…   Kate’s opted for a matte finish foundation to leave her skin looking flawless all day. To get a similar look, choose a longlasting foundation that will wear well through all weathers. We love Estee Lauder’s Double Wear stay-in-place makeup. Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Make Up, £22.50, available at House of Fraser. BUY NOW!   Loose powder is a must-have in any bridal makeup bag – it will seal your foundation to keep it looking as fresh as possible and remove any unflattering shine on your T-zone. Press Bobbi Brown’s loose powder onto your face with a puff or dust onto your t-zone with a brush for a lighter finish. Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish Loose Powder, £23, available at House of Fraser. BUY NOW!   Kate’s blusher was the perfect choice. In a classic rose shade, it made her look fresh and subtly flushed all day, and according to makeup artist Kay Montano, Kate used Chanel’s ‘Rose Temptation’ to achieve that look. Dust onto […]

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What does Kate’s McQueen wedding dress say about her?

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 There’s few occasions special enough to warrant a real fashion moment, but when Kate Middleton walked down the aisle to marry her prince on Friday, we witnessed a piece of history in the making. We all know that dress was the creative conclusion of Sarah Burton for McQueen, who designed the most important dress in her career for what was also the most important dress in Kate’s life to date, but what does Kate’s choice of dress and designer really mean for her future as fashion icon? Let’s take a look at the dress in more detail. An ivory-white silk gazar gown with a delicate Chantilly lace upper leading into long sleeves and an elongated neck, Kate’s dress boasted a modest 2.7 metre train with subtle embroidery to the skirt. It’s both classic and modern, understated and elegant – inspired, no doubt, by both Queen Elizabeth’s wedding dress in 1947 and, most memorably, Grace Kelly’s in 1956. But though her dress reflects her inspirations, it also reflects Kate at a pivotal moment in her life as princess, combining tradition with the contemporary; encompassing the past as well as the future. Why, then, choose a label that’s served a controversial – if albeit very successful – career? Kate’s choice in McQueen over classic royal couturiers is a statement in itself – it’s a highly successful label that’s rooted in traditional tailoring and controversial art-like creations, but above all, it’s a real fashion label. It highlights Kate’s position as a style icon and a risk taker, and it shouts in the face of critics who’ve accused her of dressing too middle-aged; it shows she’s got an understanding of fashion and flare, and that she knows when to use it. For Sarah Burton, it’s the commission of […]

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Kate’s dress from all angles

Last Updated on 1st May 2011 Like you didn’t know already, Kate Middleton married Prince William on Friday and became the envy of every girl in the world when she stepped out in a Sarah Burton-designed McQueen dress in front of 2 billion people. Long lace sleeves, an elongated neckline and a modest 2.7 metre train flowing from a fluid embroidered skirt, it was understated and elegant, and everything we wanted it to be. In case you haven’t seen it yet (yeah right), we’ve got snaps of Kate’s dress from every angle to make sure you don’t miss out on one slip of silk. Flick through our gallery below to see every inch of lace on the perfect princess… [nggallery id= 28]

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Royal Wedding Fashion: who wore what

Last Updated on 1st May 2011 In case you missed it (er, where have you been?), Prince William and Kate Middleton got married on Friday in what was, quite possibly, the grandest ceremony we’ve ever witnessed. Pulling out all the pageantry and pearls, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, as they’re now known, celebrated the most-talked about event of the century in true regal style – but they weren’t the only ones who made the effort. Guests – including the royal family and those sitting high enough up on the social ladder to be invited – put on a pretty spectacular performance in the sartorial department with enough fascinators to form a faction, and naturally, our eyes were cast firmly over the fashion spotlight. Here’s our run-down of who wore what to the royal wedding… Pippa Middleton Maid of honour and sister of Kate, Pippa wore a white silk Alexander McQueen dress designed by Sarah Burton. With a scooped cowl neck and delicate lace trim – not to mention an incredibly pert bum – she was the envy of pretty much every woman in the world (except, perhaps, for Kate). Carole Middleton Kate’s mum opted for a powder blue dress coat by Catherine Walker, which sat wonderfully against her skin and matching hat – a proud mother and a proud choice. The Queen Dressed head to toe in lemon, Queen Elizabeth chose a matching dress and overcoat by Angela Kelly. Who knew the Queen was so on-trend? Camilla Parker Bowles Camilla Parker Bowles, Duchess of Cornwall, chose a pale blue and nude gradient look from Anna Valentine, the designer who created her 2005 wedding dress when she married Prince Charles. Princess Eugenie & Beatrice Princess Eugenie opted for a blue Vivienne Westwood dress which unfortunately did little to flatter her […]

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Top Stories this week: Kate Middleton’s McQueen Dress, Royal Wedding Guest Wardrobe, Angelina Jolie is the new face of Louis Vuitton and MORE!

Last Updated on 19th October 2013  First look: Kate Middleton’s McQueen wedding dress: The moment the whole world was waiting for was finally revealed on Friday this week: Kate Middleton’s wedding dress was indeed designed by the creative director of Alexander McQueen, Sarah Burton. Speculation had been arising for quite some time, reaching a peak on Thursday night when Burton was seen entering the Goreing Hotel, where Kate and her wedding party were staying. See the blushing bride and read more here! Update: Royal wedding guest wardrobe: Apart from the frenzy surrounding whom Kate Middleton had appointed as her honourable dress designer, guests at the Royal wedding have been enjoying some much deserved limelight. The heavily pregnant and painfully stylish Victoria Beckham wore her own creation, whilst Samantha Cameron made a hatless appearance in Burberry. In case you missed it, see what the other guests wore here! Unknown French designer, Oliver Rousteing, to head up Balmain: Predominantly unknown designer Oliver Rousteing has been announced as creative director at Balmain. Rousteing spent five years at Roberto Cavalli before taking charge of the womenswear studio at Balmain in 2009, where he’ll now replace Christophe Decarnin as creative director. Read more here! Angelina Jolie is the new face of Louis Vuitton: American beauty Angelina Jolie has become the latest ambassador of luxury label Louis Vuitton. Reportedly signing a $10 million contract to seal the deal, Jolie will balance motherhood and her new jewellery line with posing before legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz for the label’s latest campaign. Read more here! Kate Hudson’s engaged to Muse frontman: Yes, another Kate is getting married – this time Ms Hudson, who’s just got engaged to Muse frontman Matt Bellamy. Sporting a $300,000 rock on her finger and a super cute bump thanks to her new fiance, Kate […]

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Update: what everyone else will be wearing at the royal wedding

Last Updated on 28th April 2011 So the Beckhams have flown in to town for the Royal wedding, which means if you’re not excited already, it’s time to get suitably stoked. And if there’s one thing we’re more almost as excited about as what Kate will wear, it’s what the guests will pull out – especially as Victoria‘s been stressing over dressing her bump. So if you missed what everyone else will be wearing to the royal wedding, here’s an update: Victoria Beckham – she’s not spilled the beans, but it’s more than likely she’ll wear one of her own designs with a hat courtesy of millinery friend Philip Treacy.   Anya Hindmarch – the designer’s chosen a chic and classic look from Emilia Wickstead.   Tamara Mellon – her dress is unknown, but she’ll be wearing Jimmy Choo shoes, naturally.   Camilla Duchess of Cornwall – Camilla will be wearing a dress by Anna Valentine, the designer who created her wedding dress in 2005 when she married Prince Charles.   Sara Parker-Bowles -SPB will be wearing a look from London-based designer Osman.   Viscountess Serena Linley – lucky girl, she’ll be wearing Roland Mouret with Manolo Blahnik shoes, an Anya Hindmarch clutch and a hat by Stephen Jones.   Lady Helen Taylor – she’s chosen a dress from fashion favourite Erdem   Chelsea Davy – Prince Harry’s ex (yes!) will be wearing Italian label Alberta Ferretti.

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Top stories this week: Mulberry’s Coachella poolside party, Sarah Burton tipped to succeed Galliano, Kate Middleton’s dress designer denials and MORE!

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Mulberry’s BBQ pool party at Coachella: With Coachella fever taking over the style stakes last weekend, Mulberry creative director Emma Hill decided to take it up a notch or 10 by hosting an impromptu poolside BBQ party at Parker Hotel in Palm Springs, California. Sunny climes, Mulberry-dripping A-listers and a crazy concoction of foods and wonderful cocktails to keep the party going – this undoubtedly was the hippest hoodang in town! Read more here! Libulela’s Sophie Cranston denies designing the royal wedding dress: With much gossip circulating earlier in the week around Libulela’s Sophie Cranston being honoured the commission to design Kate Middeton’s wedding dress, this story too – like many before it – has fallen flat on its face.  Read more here! Tomasso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi booted out from Gianfranco Ferre: Gianfranco Ferre’s creative directors Tomasso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi have departed from the Italian label. The designer duo reportedly received the red card from Paris Group, the brand’s new owners, amidst speculation that the label’s recent poor performance and dip in sales are to blame. Read more here! Is Sarah Burton next in line at Dior? Alexander McQueen’s Creative Director, Sarah Burton, is the latest recruit to the already overstretched list of names proposing John Galliano’s successor at Dior. Burton is hotly tipped to take place as Dior’s creative director in a line-up pitching Riccardo Tisci, Tom Ford, Hedi Slimane, Olivier Theyskens, Nicolas Ghesquière, Alber Elbaz, Haider Ackermann and Prabal Gurung all as hopefuls. Read more here! First look: Pamela Love for Topshop: American designer Pamela Love brings her South and Native American-inspired charm to the British high street with her debut jewellery collection for Topshop. Inspired by images of 1970’s gypsy rockers, Love’s creations depict an off-hand earthy feel, captured perfectly […]

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Kate Middleton shops at Warehouse for her honeymoon

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 If you’re a fan of Kate Middleton’s style and you clamber to get your claws on her outfits every time she steps out, you need to scoot over to Warehouse. The bride-to-be was spotted shopping at the high street store along King’s Road in London yesterday, apparently snapping up pieces for her honeymoon (maybe she’s as sick of the wedding dress rumours as the rest of us). And here’s what she bought: A lace trim blouse, £55; a feather print one shoulder dress, £45; a tropical bird print dress, £65; and a bright bandeau frill dress, £45 (all pictured above). The location of the royal couple’s honeymoon still remains a secret, but we’re guessing they’re off somewhere tropically sunny, if her purchases are anything to go by. Also, kudos where it’s due, it’s refreshing to see Kate with something other than dresses a middle aged woman might wear. Now go shop before they sell out!

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Whistles re-issue Kate Middleton’s engagement blouse

Last Updated on 5th April 2011 Listen up all you Kate Middleton fashion lovers, the re-launch of Kate’s Reiss engagement dress is a thing of the past, now the hot buzz of attention focuses on her Whistles fitted engagement blouse – you know the other outfit she wore and styled herself – as the high-street super re-issue this one-of-a-kind piece.

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Daphne Guinness says Kate Middleton’s dress will be nothing short of astounding

Last Updated on 10th March 2011 Daphne Guinness has long favoured the work of Alexander McQueen, so it comes as no surprise she expects great things from the label if Kate Middleton were to ask the brand’s creative director, Sarah Burton, to design her exclusive wedding dress. Here she talks openly, and honestly, about why Burton would be the best candidate to create such an historic marital gown. “A marriage is a solemn affair. The tempest of emotions and the myriad of arrangements are giddying, and when one is faced with these, clothing seems to be the last of one’s priorities. But if the rumours of Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen being the architect of Kate Middleton’s wedding dress are to be believed, it is both wonderful news and an inspired choice. I do not use the word “architect” lightly, because one of the keys to good dressmaking is to know the rules backwards in structure – if you are to break them! And Sarah Burton most certainly does. Burton worked for such a long time – 14 years – with Lee Alexander McQueen, and this commission was clearly her calling. She is such a feminine designer and I would expect the dress to be nothing short of astounding. She will not disappoint Miss Middleton, nor the world watching. In fact, I would wager that it will be one of the most interesting and beautiful dresses ever made. Burton’s creations, after all, are the apogee of fantasy and beauty.” But what does Daphne think the dress will look like? “The dress will most likely have an imperceptible but highly evolved structure. Its elegance will appear effortless, despite the fact that an enormous amount of thought will have gone into it. My guess is that dressed in a Sarah Burton creation, […]

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It’s Official. Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Are Engaged

Last Updated on 29th November 2017 It’s the news we’ve all been waiting for – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are engaged! With news trucks camped outside Kensington Palace, we expected confirmation at the weekend, of what was possibly the worst kept secret. Instead however, Clarence House made the announcement today. Harry, 33 and Meghan, 36, have been in a relationship for 16 months. They first made an official public appearance together at the Invictus Games in September and became secretly engaged earlier this month in London. The wedding will be held in Spring 2018 and they’ll reside at Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace. So what can we expect now? Well, the couple will make an official engagement appearance this afternoon and will also take part in a broadcast interview in the evening. According to the statement issued by Clarence House, “further details about the wedding will be announced in due course”. Speaking about the pending nuptials, Prince William and Kate said, “We are very excited for Harry and Meghan. It has been wonderful getting to know Meghan and to see how happy she and Harry are together.” While Meghan’s parents, Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland, gave their blessing saying, “We are incredibly happy for Meghan and Harry. Our daughter has always been a kind and loving person. To see her union with Harry, who shares the same qualities, is a source of great joy for us as parents. We wish them a lifetime of happiness and are very excited for their future together.” And The Queen and Prince Philip’s official Twitter account tweeted, “The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh are delighted for the couple and wish them every happiness.” We’re definitely super happy here at MFL HQ. They make a lovely couple. The million dollar question now is, who will design Meghan’s dress? Exciting […]

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2011 in news: 10 things that shook the fashion world this year

Last Updated on 23rd December 2011 Among the clinking glasses of endless mulled wine toasts, pre-Christmas mince pies and secret peeling of presents under the Christmas tree, there’s just one more thing left to do this year: reminisce. 2011 has been a significant year for the fashion world. Craze-inducing collaborations, a royal wedding remembered more for the dress than the extra public holiday and fashion losses so large the entire industry collectively wept. And what have we done with all that? Rounded it up, of course. Below, we bring you fashion’s best and most moments shocking of 2011. 1. The royal wedding dress April 29th will forever be marked in our minds as a date that made unparalleled fashion history. Alexander McQueen’s creative head, Sarah Burton, was spotted entering the Goring Hotel merely hours before the royal wedding took place, sparking rumours she’d designed the dress. Indeed, she was bestowed with this burdensome duty and boy, did she deliver! The exquisite appliquéd lace dress acquired Burton deserved acclaim in the fashion world, culminating in an unsurprisingly big win at the British Fashion Awards last month.  A big year for Sarah Burton – an even bigger year for fashion. 2. John Galliano – Dismissal from Dior and namesake label Probably the most gulp-inducing, tear-jerking headline to emerge from the fashion world this year was the dismissal of Dior design master, John Galliano. Arrested in a Parisian cafe after allegedly assaulting and racially abusing a couple using anti-Semitic remarks, the allegations against the couture creator were all founded in court, resulting in his rapid fall though the echelons of the very industry that homed him. His immediate suspension from Dior, and later from his namesake label, sparked an emotional outcry amongst Galliano’s closest industry friends. Whilst the hunt for his replacement is […]

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Weekly round-up

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Find out what Roberto Cavalli has been up to lately, why Helena Christensen thinks supermodels are a phenomenon, and why the Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty exhibition has reached a new milestone… Read how the Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty exhibition has now reached its 500,000 visitor milestone – Vogue UK Find out why Helena Christensen thinks supermodels have become a phenomenon – The Cut See Roberto Cavalli’s new excercise invention – Refinery29 Find out all the secrets about Kate Middleton’s wedding dress, according to Sarah Burton – The Telegraph And finally, check out SkyShowbiz’s latest online e-shop – SkyShowbiz

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Top stories this week: Emma Watson finds LA scary, Princess Charlene of Monaco weds in Armani Prive, Mohamed Al Fayed buys luxury e-tailer Cocosa and MORE!

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Emma Watson finds LA scary With the final Harry Potter film done and dusted, maybe it’s time for Hermione, sorry Emma Watson to make her move across the pond. But wait, the young starlet revealed in the August issue of Harper’s Bazaar that LA ‘scares the crap out of her’. She cites her reasons as the insane diets, botox and vanity. We aren’t one to argue with the spell binding actress, but if she wants to earn the big bucks maybe she should brave Hollywood? Read more here! Princess Charlene of Monaco weds in Armani Prive The rumour mill has been working overtime with numerous weddings this week, and we couldn’t wait to see what Princess Charlene of Monaco wore on her special day. Luckily she managed to survive the day, despite rumours of her attempts to escape, and looked beautiful in not one but two custom made dresses from Armani Prive. Read more here! Mohamed Al Fayed buys luxury e-tailer Cocosa So Mr. Al Fayed, you already own the luxury Harrods stores that sees tourists and fashionistas alike flock to the golden escalators in search of the hottest new trends. And now you’ve decided to expand your empire and buy e-tailer Cocosa. Being a man of mystery, we obviously don’t know the sum that you paid, but we’d love to know! Read more here! Pippa Middleton’s Tatler debut Ever get that feeling that your little sister is starting to copy your every move? We can imagine that’s just how the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton feels about her popular sister Pippa. First she wears a gorgeous white gown to your wedding, and then come rumours that she’s also dating a Prince and now she’s appeared on the cover of Tatler a few months after you – […]

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Jason Wu designs shoes for Melissa

Last Updated on 6th July 2011 Apart from raspberry flavour, footwear label Melissa’s jelly is probably our favourite kind. But, you know, that’s about to be topped (and with something far better than icecream) – Jason Wu has designed a limited edition collection for the Brazilian company.

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Lunchtime buy: Alexander McQueen meadow print gown

Last Updated on 29th April 2011 After waiting for what seems like a lifetime, the Royal Wedding has arrived (catch up, it’s about to go again), and we, like the rest of the world, are sending our congrats William and Kate. We’ve had wedding fever for quite some time, let us tell you, so while we wait for the first snaps of Kate’s dress to make their way through the wire, we feel it’s time to turn our addiction up a notch and covet a big white dress of our own. McQueen’s meadow print gown may be reminiscent of a wedding dress with its luxurious ivory silk-chiffon fabric and sweeping layered skirt, but heck, we’d wear it any day of the week given half a chance. The subtle meadow print makes it perfect for any summer soiree and sweet strolls along the sand, too. We’d like ours for the start of this season’s imminent occasions, please. And did we mention it’s got 70% off? Alexander McQueen meadow print gown, £6080 £1,824, available at theOutnet.com. BUY NOW!

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Will Erdem ever design for H&M?

Last Updated on 4th April 2011 Like with many high-street and designer collaborations there’s always a lengthy period filled with guessing games as to whether or not the coveted designer in mind will actually go forth with the capsule collection – and the latest one is no exception.

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