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Best Dressed At The Royal Wedding 2018

Last Updated on 20th May 2018 600 guests compromised mostly of both royalty and celebrities gathered at St George’s Chapel on Saturday afternoon to watch Meghan and Harry exchange their vows in what was a beautiful and touching ceremony. And while some got it wrong with regards to the dress code, others got it very right – namely Lady Kitty Spencer and Amal Clooney, who wowed in bold colours and sharp tailoring. Here we rundown our absolute favourites on what will go down as one of the most memorable days in history! Priyanka Chopra wearing Vivienne Westwood  Lady Kitty Spencer wearing Dolce & Gabbana  Gina Torres wearing Costarellos  Amal Clooney wearing Stella McCartney Carey Mulligan wearing Erdem Victoria Beckham wearing Victoria Beckham

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Meghan Markle Confirms Her Father Will Not Attend Royal Wedding

Last Updated on 22nd May 2018 Everything seemed to be going smoothly. It was confirmed that Meghan Markle’s father, Thomas Markle would be walking his daughter down the aisle. Then in the blink of an eye a saga erupted… Speaking to TMZ, he stated that he would no longer attend due to his embarrassment at being exposed for staging paparazzi photos. But he later changed his mind, (again speaking to TMZ) saying that he would in fact make the trip to the UK. However alas, it was not meant to be as he now needs to undergo heart surgery, and as a result can’t make it. Putting the matter to rest, Meghan has released a statement asserting that her father will “sadly” not be at the Royal Wedding. The full statement reads, “Sadly, my father will not be attending our wedding. I have always cared for my father and hope he can be given the space he needs to focus on his health. I would like to thank everyone who has offered generous messages of support. Please know how much Harry and I look forward to sharing our special day with you on Saturday.” At present it’s unknown who will have the honour of walking Meghan down the aisle, however our money is on her mother Doria Ragland.

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Everything You’ll Need To Watch The Royal Wedding 2018!

Last Updated on 11th May 2018 The Royal Wedding is fast approaching and we couldn’t be more excited! If like us, you intend on watching Harry and Meghan tie the knot away from the comfort of your sofa (ideally at a street party) you’re going to need certain essentials to celebrate outdoors, stress-free. From a stylish umbrella to a portable charger, avoid getting caught out at the last-minute and ensure you’re fully equipped with the following must-have items. 1. Taking into consideration the unpredictability of the British weather, an umbrella is non-negotiable. But this isn’t just any old brolly. Loved by the Royal Family, Fulton’s Birdcage Umbrella is not only capable of fending off the heaviest of showers but with a transparent dome, coupled with a black trim and handle, it’s super stylish too. Birdcage umbrella available at Fulton Umbrellas. 2. While it’d be lovely to don a pair of sexy heels for the celebrations, the truth is, it’s far from practical. Instead opt for comfy trainers. But we’re not recommending just any old pair of trainers. Ted Baker’s statement making Astrina ruffle trainers are incredibly comfortable and look amazing. With cute ruffles decorating the heel as well as subtle bronze details, they’re smart enough to dress up any outfit. Astrina ruffle detail trousers available at Ted Baker.   3.  It’s no secret that Meghan Markle is a fan of Scottish luxury brand Strathberry. The bride-to-be has been spotted carrying their arm candy on a number of occasions. Pay tribute in your own small way by carrying your essentials in their East/West mini cross body bag, as spotted on Meghan. Due to the Meghan Markle effect it’s been out of stock for a while, but it’s finally back. East/West Mini in bottle green available at Strathberry. 4. With our mobile phone’s performing every possible function from […]

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Phillip Treacy comes under the firing line for Princess Beatrice and Eugenie’s royal wedding hats

Last Updated on 4th May 2011 Following the royal wedding on April 29th, many Facebook and Twitter users leapt to the internet to file riducle against Princesses Beatrice, 21, and Eugenie, 22, for their “ridiculous” hats they wore by milliner Phillip Treacy on the big day. But Treacy reveals he had the best design intentions at heart for the girls.

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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 wears £49.99 Zara dress the day after the royal wedding

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 She may have had two McQueen dresses in one day, but Kate Middleton’s keen to prove she’s still the peoples’ princess, stepping out in a £49.99 Zara dress the day after her marriage to Prince William. Eschewing designer labels in favour of her high street favourites, the Duchess of Cambridge chose to celebrate her first day as a real royal in a cornflower blue pleated polyester dress from Zara and a pair of patent black wedges from L.K. Bennett which cost £129.99 – a friendly reminder that her feet are firmly on the ground, despite her elevated title, if ever there was one. Whilst the outfit’s nothing exciting – it’s classic Kate – it is refreshing to see her steering towards more fashion forward retailers like Zara, as well as sticking by her tried and tested stores. We’ve checked Zara and the dress has sold out in the UK, but it’s still available to buy in the US, so not only, we suspect, is it a recent purchase, US readers can still get your hands on it if you’re quick. As for the shoes, we can’t find them anywhere on L.K. Bennett’s website, so we figure they’re probably past season (but hey, with a bit of luck, they’ll be reissued soon). A girl after our own hearts?

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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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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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Victoria Beckham wears Victoria Beckham to royal wedding

Last Updated on 29th April 2011 As predicted, Victoria Beckham wore one of her own designs to the biggest event of the century, opting for a modified slash neck navy dress from her AW11 collection with a floating draped hem at the royal wedding today. Naturally, it skimmed her bump beautifully and looked super slick against her black Christian Louboutin Daffodil pumps and Philip Treacy hat, placed expertly in the centre of her forehead with twig-like twizzles. Of course, she had a better accessory than most – David Beckham – who looked suitably dapper in a Ralph Lauren Purple Label bespoke suit with black crocodile braces and a top hat. Very suave, though apparently he wore his OBE medal on the wrong lapel. You can’t win them all, eh?

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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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Best buys for your royal wedding party

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Two days – and counting – until the big day (we’re so close we’re nervous to even utter the words). While for Wills and Kate it’s the biggest day in their lives, and for the royals one of the biggest in their history, for us it’s another bank holiday and the chance to get royally jolly. If, like us, you plan to have a little royal wedding party of your own, we’ve picked out the best buys for your soiree to have to celebrating in true high society style. From novelty gifts to must-have memorabilia, see below for the bits and bobs that’ll make Friday 29th one to remember… 1. Emma Bridgewater Royal Wedding Tea Towel £10, available at Selfridges. BUY NOW!   2. Jan Constantine God Save the Queen cushion £65, available at Selfridges. BUY NOW!   3. Emma Bridgewater Union Jack Teapot £62, available at Selfridges. BUY NOW!   4. Flag and Crown Tee £20, available at Warehouse. BUY NOW! (30% goes to Fashion Targets Breast Cancer) 5. Royal Wedding Contemporary Plate £19.95, available at Harrods. BUY NOW!   6. Royal Wedding Sick Bag £3, available at Lydia Leith. BUY NOW!   7. McLaggan William and Catherine Heart Mug £8, available at House of Fraser. BUY NOW!   8. Royal Wedding Bunting £9.95, available at Amazon. BUY NOW!   9. Pommery Pop Union Jack Edition £12.50, available at Harvey Nichols. BUY NOW!   10. Alexander McQueen Brittania Skull Box Clutch £750, available at Alexander McQueen. BUY NOW!

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Check out some of the tackiest Royal wedding memorabilia out there

Last Updated on 27th April 2011 When it comes to the royal family, us British love nothing more than a good old china mug adorning our Queen’s face, but quite frankly, Kate Middleton and Prince William’s up and coming wedding has prevoked some rather unusual, and dare we say it, tacky memorabilia – we don’t remember Charles and Diana’s wedding being so merchandise crazy, do you? Practically every little business out there is cashing in on this royal money making window one way or another, from the cute to the practical and the down right outrageous – yep you name it, and someone out there has probably already thought of it. But the tackiest lot of them all has to be a Will’s and Kate Papa John’s pizza, a box of royal wedding cereal, creepy printed Will and Kate bed covers, Pez dispensers (yes you read that right), and, probably the worst by a long shot, royal wedding condoms, reports the Cut – one does not approve! To check out these weird and oddly wonderful inventions, see our gallery below for highlights (or click here). [nggallery id=26]

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A royal wedding: what will Kate wear?

Last Updated on 17th November 2010 With news spreading like wildfire yesterday of Price Williams engagement to Kate Middleton, talk today has, naturally, turned to what the bride-to-be will wear for the big royal occasion – but it’s not just the likes of us speculating.

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Keira Knightley talks weddings and the royals in Marie Claire US March

Last Updated on 6th February 2013 The UK and US versions of Marie Claire seem to have done a bit of a trade as far as the March issue is concerned. American actress and overall sexpot Megan Fox has appeared on the cover of our glossy, while our very own English rose Keira Knightley is posing pretty for the Stateside issue. Pretty cool, we think. Keira looks just as flawless and gorgeous as ever, but we’re very intrigued by that stunning scarlet dress she is rocking on the cover – we wish we could see slightly more of it, but we have no other complaints. Clearly the most important dress we want to see Keira in is a white one for her upcoming wedding to Klaxons keyboardist James Righton, but she’s not giving too much away in the interview, darn it! She does however open up about Kate Middleton and Prince William’s little’un… “I’m over the moon about the royal baby,” she said. “But I really can’t mount an argument in favour of monarchy. Is that treason? Do I have to turn in my passport?” Uh oh – not sure how well that will go down with the folks in the US of A, who seem to be more obsessed with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge than we are. “Treason” aside, we reckon this’ll be a great issue to get your hands on, so make sure you snap it up when it hits newsstands on February 12th. Click here to check out a behind the scenes vid from Keira’s shoot.

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Throw the Perfect BBQ this Summer Fit for a Royal

Last Updated on 14th June 2018 With summer in full swing and the lasting effects of a breath-taking royal wedding still dwindling, it’s no wonder we’re all ready to demurely sip glasses of fizz whilst trying not to get sauce from our burgers down our skirts. Yes, barbeque season has arrived and we’re here to tell you how to put that regal spin on your gathering that’ll have you guests feeling like dukes and duchesses. From food and drink down to dress code, you might even find the second in line to the throne knocking on your door asking for an invite. Prepare for All Weathers You don’t want your party to be royally ruined before it’s even started. In the UK, you can never be certain what the weather will do. By offering some coverage in case of rain, your summer BBQ can continue without interruption. Regardless of rain or shine, you’ll want to have your sun umbrella out to offer shade to those who would prefer it. Ideal for younger guests so they’re protected from harmful rays, it also offers a great station for huddling under whilst a raincloud passes in the case of light summer showers. Buying a gazebo is also a fantastic precaution. Not only does it make for a great focal point to the party, reminiscent of the gigantic food tents at all those garden parties at Buckingham Palace. It also provides some cover. Whether or not the rain shows up, costing between £25 and £175, gazebos are great for keeping the food table under cover and adding another level to your garden dynamic. Worst case scenario, if bad weather persists, being prepared to migrate indoors can end up being the best way to save a party. To avoid stress, cater for this outcome in […]

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Kensington Palace Releases Meghan Markle And Prince Harry’s Official Wedding Photos

Last Updated on 21st May 2018 Today Kensington Palace released three official wedding portraits from Meghan and Harry’s big day and they are truly lovely. The first photograph shows the royal family gathered together in the Green Drawing Room at Windsor Castle along with Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland and the cute flower girls and page boys and the second features the newly weds and the flower girls and page boys with huge smiles. The final picture which is shot in black-and-white, captures the bride and groom in a natural pose seated on the stairs of the East Terrace at Windsor Castle. Taken by photographer Alexi Lubomirski, who was also responsible for the couple’s engagement photographs, the portraits are a reflection of the wedding day itself – relaxed and intimate. Issuing a statement along with the three images, Meghan and Harry were said to be “…lucky to have been able to share their day with all those gathered in Windsor and also all those who watched the wedding on television across the UK, Commonwealth, and around the world.” While photographer Lubomirski stated that, “It has been an incredible honour and privilege to document the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s inspiring journey of love, hope and family; from the engagement photos, all the way through to the official wedding and family portraits on Saturday.”

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Meghan Markle’s Givenchy Wedding Dress Was Absolutely Stunning

Last Updated on 22nd May 2018 It was the moment we’ve been waiting for, for months. On Saturday afternoon, we finally got to see Meghan’s (now known as the Duchess of Sussex) wedding dress and while the style (simple, classic and sophisticated) was exactly what we expected, the designer definitely was not. With the majority of royal fans betting on Ralph & Russo or Erdem as the most obvious choice, the honour of creating one of the most anticipated wedding dresses of all time went to British designer Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy. Made from ivory silk, the beauty of the three-quarter inch sleeved gown lay in it’s bateau neckline which softened the look. The simplicity of the dress was accentuated not only by a 16.5 foot silk tulle veille with a hand-embroidered flower representing each of the 53 Commonwealth countries but also with Queen Mary’s diamond bandeau tiara, which was borrowed from the Queen. While some were underwhelmed with Meghan’s wedding dress, we definitely weren’t. It was a perfect choice and complimented the bride’s personal aesthetic beautifully. Equally as stunning was her second wedding dress which she changed into for the evening reception at Frogmore House. Designed by Stella McCartney, the halterneck dress made from silk crepe was slightly sexier but also timeless. Pairing her second wedding dress with custom satin heels by Aquazurra, Meghan paid a touching tribute to Princess Diana by wearing her Asprey Aquamarine ring. It’s a thumbs up from us for both dresses, however if we had to choose, we’d probably opt for Stella McCartney as our favourite, although having said that, it really was pretty hard to decide. Are you loving both dresses? Which was your fave?

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12 Of The Best Wedding Ring Trends

Last Updated on 10th February 2017 Wedding ring trends come and go and there have been many different styles over the decades – but where did the trend begin? It’s hard to pinpoint it exactly but there has been archaeological evidence of wedding rings found dating back to ancient Egypt! The very earliest wedding rings tended to be made out of iron or bronze and until the gold mines sprung up during the 19th century, gold and silver wedding rings were really only for the very wealthy and royalty. It was also the very wealthy that started the trend of using diamonds – around the 15th century. These were generally used as betrothal rings. It is thought the tradition of wearing two rings came from the wearing of a larger “keeper” ring over the top of a diamond and gold wedding band to protect it. Men’s wedding rings became popular in World War II. Since then, exchanging rings has become the norm and picking out the rings has become a major part of planning a wedding. So moving onto the modern era – what are the wedding ring trends for this year? Let’s take a look: Delicate simple bands: If you like a minimalistic style rather than going for something blingtastic, why not choose a delicate band – these slim, sleek rings are perfect for a classic but modern look. Pear-shaped diamonds: Inspired by vintage designs these shaped jewels have been given a modern twist and are back on trend. Wooden rings: Many couples are now moving away from the more traditional gold and platinum rings, towards unusual materials, including wood. This trend appeals to men in particular. Multi-coloured rings: This new trend also seems to appeal more to men and allows the wearer to combine different materials, for example, rose gold with platinum, […]

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Beyonce and Jay Z to perform at Brangelina wedding?

Last Updated on 14th August 2014 Forget Ellie Goulding at the Royal wedding, and forget Lana Del Rey at Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s wedding. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie want to outdo them all, as they have reportedly asked Beyonce and Jay Z to perform at their upcoming nuptials. We need a minute to process this… “Brad told Bey and Jay, that their kids, especially Maddox – adore them,” a ‘source’ apparently told The Daily Star. “He told them it would make their big day extra special to have them both do a number. They were flattered and said they’d do their best to fit it into their hectic schedule, depending on the date.” Squeal! We hope the rumours are true, and we hope that Beyonce and Jay Z can fit Brangelina in. After all, they were famously absent from the Kimye wedding and rather controversially blamed it on their schedules, so let’s hope those aforementioned schedules don’t come in the way of another big celeb wedding. And we have a feeling that this might be one of the biggest and most important weddings Hollywood has ever seen! What songs do you think they should perform? [Glamour]

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Five of the Most Lavish Celebrity Weddings

Last Updated on 15th June 2014 No one does weddings like celebrities; spectacular, wildly extravagant nuptials are not uncommon when movie stars and other famous brides and grooms tie the knot. We can try to replicate the same grandeur with all the diamond rings and fancy things we want. However, there are a few celebrity weddings that truly stand-out from the rest of the pack. 1. Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston were married in a sunset ceremony in July of 2000 on a Malibu, California estate. Guests included Courtney Cox, David Schwimmer, Salma Hayek, and Cameron Diaz. The theme of the event was a “Zen garden” and included 50,000 flowers plus candles in the reception tent. A gospel choir and four bands performed, and guests were served lobster and champagne at the reception. A Fireworks display topped off the evening. 2. Donald Trump and Melania Knauss No list of most lavish anything would be complete without real mogul Donald Trump’s name somewhere on it. He wed model Melania Knauss in Palm Beach, Florida in January 2005 and the reception was held at Trump’s stunning Mar-a- Largo Club. The bride wore a 50 pound Christian Dior wedding gown that featured 1,500 beaded crystals, and a 13 foot train. Some of the guests included Barbara Walters, Katie Couric, Rudy Giuliana, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Simon Cowell, Regis Philbin, and Kelly Ripa. The ballroom of Mar-a-Largo was made to look like Versailles for the reception and was decorated with 10,000 flowers. 3. Tiger Woods and Elin Nordgren A grand wedding is no guarantee of marital bliss, but Tiger Woods and Elin Nordgren certainly got married life off to a royal start. They married in 2004 at the exclusive Sandy Lane Resort on the Caribbean island of Barbados. Woods rented […]

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Emma Stone in Versace, Kate Moss’s Topshop line, and the Royals tour New Zealand

Emma Stone brightens up London as she wears yellow Atelier Versace to The Amazing Spider-Man 2 premiere! [My Daily] Kate Middleton has been wowing us with her sartorial choices in New Zealand! [Telegraph] Gisele isn’t as rich as Forbes thinks she is… [Vogue] Some very important details about Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s wedding have been revealed! [Harper’s Bazaar] Peek all the pieces from Kate Moss’s Topshop collection! [Glamour] The Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit opens in London with a host of famous faces – and a royal impersonator – in attendance! [Fashionista] Apparently looking good in photographs is down to skill not beauty as the models share their tips on taking the perfect pic! [Refinery 29] Taylor Swift can now add Cara Delevingne to her seemingly never-ending list of BFFs. [Grazia]

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Pippa Middleton’s Best Wedding Looks

Last Updated on 15th June 2016 Before Pippa Middleton and her now famous derriere were thrust into the spotlight at the wedding of Prince William and Kate in 2011, she was already a regular face in high society circles. With such a full telephone book, Pippa must know every wedding site directory in the country as she has attended a fair few weddings over the years. You probably will have heard all about Kate this year with the news of the Royal baby, so here we center on Pippa and her top wedding guest looks. Caroline Seiber’s wedding Pippa’s latest wedding guest look came in July of this year at the wedding of friend Caroline Seiber in the stunning city of Vienna. Pippa braved the heat with bare legs and a lightweight jacket with one of her signature jaunty fascinators. Pippa wore a crepe tailored dress in bright coral by Matthew Williamson with a pair of dusky pink heels. A simple jewelled neckline and a light watch finished off the look perfectly. Opt for bright colour block like Pippa and her two companions for simple chic. A pair of nude heels is great for a petite frame as they help to give the illusion of longer legs! Pretty pastels Back in 2012, Pippa attended another high society do in Oxfordshire, sporting this pretty pastel outfit with laser cut detailing in her light pink frock. Again, we saw Pippa wear a delicate fascinator and a pair of nude heels with a light weight jacket. Pippa demonstrates that you shouldn’t neglect your own style whatever the occasion. That dress The Alexander McQueen dress Pippa wore to Kate and William’s wedding in 2011 has since been coined ‘the Pippa dress’ and spawned many replicas after the event like this one to the right. […]

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Valentino dresses royal bride!

Last Updated on 10th June 2013 He dressed Hollywood royalty Anne Hathaway on her wedding day, and now he has dressed actual royalty too! Valentino Garavani dressed Princess Madeleine of Sweden on her big day on Saturday, as she married her businessman hubby Christopher O’Neill at the Royal Palace in Stockholm. Congrats to everyone! Valentino created a stunning, larger than life dress (with a four metre train, no less!) made from silk organdies and ivory Chantilly lace, complete with a six metre veil! Didn’t she look gorgeous? A wedding is inarguably one of the most special and memorable days of a woman’s life, but the big occasion didn’t turn the Princess into a bridezilla. According to Valentino, she was anything but! “Working with Princess Madeleine has just been so easy,” the designer said. “She is a very lovely girl. She is modern, fun, full of energy and enthusiasm and she is so beautiful! It has been a pleasure and an honour.” Congrats again to the happy couple, and huge kudos to Valentino for creating such an intricate and extravagant gown! [Telegraph] 

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Royal Ascot: Less Katie Price, more Kate Middleton

Last Updated on 21st February 2018 Royal Ascot. Two words which are met with mixed emotions: dread, fear, excitement and confusion. Royal Ascot is fast approaching, and at best, it’s pretty much just a fun day at the races with our bestest gal pals. We take the day off work, we drink a bit, we laugh a bit, we gamble a bit (naughty!), and we do it all while wearing our nice dresses, sky high heels that get stuck in the grass, and over-the-top hats. It’s all very Sex and the City, and we’re supposed to have a jolly good time. However, Royal Ascot fashion isn’t as simple as a nice dress teamed with some matching accessories though. It’s far more complicated than that. Hence the aforementioned confusion. And as the dress-code for this month’s Royal Ascot is stricter than ever this year, we have a feeling race-goers and official staff alike are going to be dreading it – as it’s just so easy to get it wrong! For many ladies (we’re not naming any names or pointing the finger at any particular counties) the notion of dressing up actually means quite the opposite. Dressing down. Or dressing not-at-all. The more big and glam the event, the more skin some ladies think has to be shown, which is one of the main problems the Royal Ascot faced before the ultra-strict dress code was implemented. Apart from the occasional wedding and lavish cocktail Christmas party, most British ladies don’t really get the chance to properly dress up, which is probably why so many of us get it wrong. The only thing we regularly dress up for is a night on the tiles at the weekend, and we all know that “less is more” is the unanimous clubwear mantra. Great for clubbing […]

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Wedding season purchase ALERT: Ring shopping at Celtic-WeddingRings.com

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 It’s probably the most romantic month of the year, what with Kate and Wills seeing in a year as royal couple on April 29! And that could only mean one thing: its wedding season! Even though the royal couple didn’t officially confirm April as ‘marriage month’  – that’s been happening for quite some time – wouldn’t it be great to tie the knot around the time the man with unmatchable charm and the woman with the most photographed wardrobe decided to do so? OK, even though April is officially over, it doesn’t mean you have to halt you wedding plans for another 11 months, and to help set you off, we’ve picked out the perfect mix of wedding rings to ensure your big day is nothing short of perfect. Good enough for us to consider getting hitched, the wedding ring selection at Celtic Wedding Rings promises a brush with a beautiful artisanal history. Creating wedding rings inspired by the ancient Celtic and Irish cultures, Celtic Wedding Rings offer three exclusive ranges to choose your wedding ring from: Celtic, Irish and Claddagh, all of which boast intricate designs and craftsmanship using white and yellow gold or silver. The designs offer a beautiful depiction of historical references, including the ever-binding ‘Celtic Knot’ and native Celt names for the rings such as ‘Briana’ (for her: meaning noble and virtuous) and ‘Cathal’ (for him: meaning all mighty and a great warrior). Irish heritage is reflected though the iconic Claddagh ring, said to have been first crafted more than 300 years ago in Claddagh, a fishing village on Galway Bay. Make your wedding ring feel like an heirloom and mark the biggest day of your life with an alternative and exquisite touch of history. Shown above (From left to […]

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MFL Most Wanted: Wedding Guest Chic Wardrobe

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Do you hear that, the distant chime of church bells ringing? Sighted a ‘Just Married’ helium balloon floating across the skies? Yes, you guessed right, it’s officially wedding season. Well there’s that, and Brangelina announcing their engagement with an eye-watering rock taking prime position on Ms. To-be-Pitt’s ring finger, which will undoubtedly be the most talked about wedding of 2012; Kate and Wills celebrating a year as our favourite royal couple on April 29, and Topshop launching wedding dresses, letting us weave high-street wedding dress dreams (weird, no?). So, excuse us for being in a wedding-y mood, and there’s only one way we really know to express our appreciation for it: A wedding wardrobe list. No, we’re not talking puffball wedding dresses and bling Gina sandals that outdo the wedding ring, but for once, we’re awarding the humble wedding guest some fashion attention. Y’know, the people without whom there wouldn’t be much of a wedding? Even if you don’t get along with whoever’s wedding you’re invited to, that’s not an excuse to dress like you’re headed to Kim Kardashian’s 72-day wedding annulment party! Think pastel colours, delish prints, ladylike heels, elaborate embellishments and lace. It’s all about a decorative, spring-fresh edge to your look without, of course, upstaging the bride. Browse through our perfect wedding guest wardrobe, full of pieces that’ll make even the toughest bridezilla say ‘I do’ (approve). 1. Jonathan Saunders Renton Star-print Dress, £750, Matches 2. Malene Birger Dasila Shoe, £369, Monica & Joe 3. Thierry Lasry Excity round-frame mesh-effect acetate sunglasses, £255, net-a-porter 4. Charlotte Olympia Pandora feather Perspex box clutch, £525, net-a-porter 5. Altuzarra Wisp ruffled stretch-crepe dress, £810, net-a-porter 6. Pearl Hair Comb, £14, Oasis 7. Laced Blouse, £34.99, Mango 8. Yves Saint Laurent Obsession Pumps, £855, net-a-porter 9. Peep […]

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Top Stories this week: Grazia slims Kate Middleton, Kate Moss is inspired by My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding and much more!

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Naughty Grazia admits to digitally slimming painfully slender Kate Middleton Tut tut Grazia, now we know that the pressure to produce an awe-inspiring Royal Wedding issue was mounting. But with the recent Photoshop errors (Victoria’s Secret like to remove model’s limbs!) did you really think that it wasn’t glaringly obvious that you had digitally altered the already slender Duchess of Cambridge? Read Grazia’s excuse here. Kate Moss inspired by My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding Not a title we would expect to hear, after seeing the romantic nuptials of the ever coiffed Kate Moss. But it seems the supermodel was in fact inspired by the hilarious television series My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding. Find out the extent of the influence here. Christian Louboutin verses YSL The red soles of the coveted Louboutin heels are something that every girl, young and old, dreams of owning. But with other designers, such as YSL, trying to step on the cult soles toes Louboutin decided to take action. Read about the red soled court case here. Vivienne Westwood knocks Kate Middleton off her throne Don’t be alarmed, our charming Duke of Cambridge hasn’t ditched the lovely Kate Middleton yet (and we hope he never will). Kate continues to stun the world with her fashionable choices for Royal engagements, although she has been knocked down a peg by the one and only Vivienne Westwood. Read what Westwood thinks of the newest Royal addition here. Kardashian collection for Sears There isn’t much that the Kardashians haven’t conquered when it comes to advertisements and fashion lines. So their latest collaboration with American retail store Sears isn’t that surprising, neither is the Kardashian inspired name – ‘Kollection’. Read about the ‘kollection’ here.

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Princess Beatrice…another wedding, another millinery mishap!

Last Updated on 3rd August 2011 After her much publicised fashion faux pas at Kate and Wills’ wedding earlier this year, we thought Princess Beatrice would have repented for her crimes against fashion, But after stepping out at Zara Phillips’ wedding earlier this week, Bea ‘s proving to be a serial offender. Bea’s penchant for outlandish head wear dies hard, with yet another infamous statement hat perched awkwardly atop her like a piece of space debris. Already dubbed ‘the satellite dish’ by Twitter users, we can only think she chose it to distract us from the rest of her outfit. If her head wear is too outlandish, Beatrice’s’ choice of outfit is conservative beyond her years. Her poorly tailored jacket in its hard to wear shimmering royal blue is a right royal flop, its dowdy shape swamping the poor Princess. Meanwhile, the Princess’ blue floral skirt (designed by Angela Kelly, flowers seemingly PVA-glued on by a group of local primary school children) hangs loose and limp; if Bea’s rocking a peachy P-Middy bum it’s hidden away under layers of badly cut lifeless fabric. They say accessories can make an outfit, but Bea’s clumsily carried clutch bag and bland nude shoes are the straw that broke the outfit’s back. Embarrassingly for poor Bea, Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, Princess Anne and the Queen herself were all papped wearing heels in the same greyish shade of nude as they entered the Church. Now we all love our Nans, but borrowing their clothes is surely one step too far. The only thing that saves this throw together outfit is the princess’ fresh faced youthful looks. We think Princess Bea is such a natural beauty that she could make a bin bag look good, and maybe for her next royal function a bin bag would […]

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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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What to wear to a summer wedding: traditional

Last Updated on 5th May 2011 We’ve hit May, which means one thing – it’s summer party season. With occasions popping up left, right and centre, we’re in full soiree swing, and if you’ve got a wedding coming up – royal or otherwise – we’ve got your sartorial needs sorted. Whether you’re going to a traditional ceremony, kicking back in the country or hitting the beach for cool bohemia, we’ve hunted down the perfect wedding outfits for all situations this summer. And to kick-start our summer wedding guide, we’re getting gorgeous with a timeless traditional look that’ll have you looking luxe at even the most stately ceremonies. A traditional wedding calls for something classic, and nothing’s better suited to a signature ceremony than neutral tones. Jaeger’s metallic tweed shift dress is timeless with a contemporary twist, and it’s cinched-in waist will ensure you’re creating curves in all the right places. Tweed shift dress, £460, available at Jaeger. BUY NOW!   Accessories should be tonal variations of your dress. We love French Connection’s classic Jenae courts – their dove grey shade will work wonders with a tan and their slim stiletto is an especially sleek touch. French Connection Jenae court shoes, £100, available at French Connection. BUY NOW!   A cream clutch bag is a chic way to carry your essentials and break up your look with lightness – Reiss’ hexagonal box bag will add a contemporary direction with its angular shape. Vichy hexagonal box bag, £110 £77, available at Reiss. BUY NOW!   A hat will finish your traditional outfit off with statement apolomb – play around with shapes and styles to find the piece that makes you feel special. Philip Treacy Bow Down Brim Hat, £459, available at Harrods. BUY NOW! Check out our other wedding outfits here!

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The first high street copy of Kate’s wedding dress has landed!

Last Updated on 3rd May 2011 Not even a week after the royal wedding and already the first high street copy of Kate’s McQueen wedding dress has emerged. Northern Irish bridal designer Mary-Rose McGrath created the replica within 24 hours of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding on Friday, working tirelessly with her team to finish the dress before most had finished partying. “I’ve a really brilliant team,” says McGrath. “We gathered together on Friday and the minute Kate stepped out we were sketching and began to cut fabrics.” The gown features long lace sleeves, an elongated neckline and intricate appliqué detailing on the silk skirt to bear a striking resemblance to Sarah Burton’s design, and is currently on display outside House of Fraser in Belfast on Victoria Square. The good news for royal fashion fans? The dress is available to order exclusively at House of Fraser, with prices starting at £1,500.

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