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Beige is all of the Rage!

Everywhere from the tabloids to the red carpet to the stores, I have been seeing beige in the form of clothes, shoes, and bags. Beige fashions were hot in spring and are tagging along for summer. Though beige may be a boring color for your apartment, the opposite is true when it comes to your clothing ensemble. In a neutral colored outfit, you are the star. While people will still remember your outfit, the thing that really stands out is you. This goes along with Vera Wang’s philosophy that, “I want people to see the dress, but remember the woman.”

Outrageous patterns are fun and flirty, however, as a socialite, it is important to remember to always be the star of your own outfit. If you haven’t already, get a pair of beige heels to keep with your classic pair of black pumps in case an invitation to a red carpet event should arise.

Teen queen, Selena Gomez, owned the red carpet at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards in a Giambattisa Valli with beige accents and heels.

Kate Middleton made her first trip to the White House in a tight-fitting beige dress designed by British retailer Reiss. Typical of the stylish, yet low maintenance Duchess of Cambridge, the dress retails for a modest $340. Just like everything worn by the world’s newest and favorite royal, this outfit is selling off the shelves in both the U.S. and the U.K.

And They Lived Happily Ever After

Waking up at 4 a.m. was totally worth it! As suspected Kate Middleton walked down the aisle in Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen followed by her sister and maid of honor, Pippa, also wearing Sarah Burton. Kate did her own makeup, which looked wonderful. I also really liked that she wore her hair down. As I watched the guests arrive at Westminster Abbey, I fell in love with the hats and the fascinators. I totally wish we did that here in the United States. I may have to call on Philip Treacy to design me a hat for the next wedding I attend. Aside from being the “Socialite Superbowl,” this wedding was truly a celebration of love and tradition. Along with millions of women (and grown men) around the world, I shed a few tears as they said their vows. The royals are often trendsetters for us socialites here in New York. As they break convention and embrace the people, we will do the same. Congratulations again to Will and Kate. May you live long happy lives together.

Can’t Wait for Will & Kate!

On the eve of the Royal Wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton that is bound to set records, I am beginning to feel the way I did as child on Christmas Eve. Today, I snapped a photo of this adorable picture of Will and Kate on a cab a second before it sped away down Ninth Ave. Even here across the pond, we are beaming with excitement for tomorrow’s epic wedding at Westminster Abbey. Lately, however, I have been hearing a lot of William and Kate hate. Though the media constantly being flooded with images of the royal couple can get old after a while, succeeding a decade full of natural disasters, war, and economic devastation, isn’t it time the world celebrated something happy? In the end William and Kate are normal people who were lucky enough to find love, I don’t see the fascination with them ceasing anytime soon. Yet, they would probably be just as fascinated with my life here in New York as I am with their romantic engagement and opulent ceremony.

Elizabeth Emanuel, the designer of Princess Diana’s famous wedding gown with the 25 foot train, just came out with a line of t-shirts to celebrate tomorrow’s occasion on her online boutique. In case you receive a very very last-minute invitation to the wedding you may want to check out Elizabeth Emanuel’s stunning Little Black Dress Collection.

How to Get Out of Work to Watch the Royal Wedding

With the royal wedding less than a week away, it is now time you started making plans to tune into the fashion, the romance, and the excess of this day. Though the actual guest list was limited to an elite group of 1900, with the amount of broadcast networks covering this occasion and websites live streaming the wedding of the century, it is going to be hard for anyone to miss seeing William and Kate tie the knot.

With England being six hours ahead, coverage will begin on April 29th promptly at 4 a.m. Eastern Time. I intend to wake up at exactly 4 a.m. in order not to miss a moment of the coverage of this couture fairy tale. At 4:10 a.m. I will call my mother who named me after Queen Victoria to go over what is happening with her. But, what happens when the clock strikes 9 a.m. and the New York work day begins? Well, Cinderella didn’t turn into a pumpkin until midnight and neither should you. The British people were given the day off. Therefore, it is time you took your own Bank Holiday.

Cinderella didn’t skip the ball because her stepmother would rather have had her clean the chimney. Here are some suggestions to avoid the office in order to watch this once in a lifetime fairy tale unfold across the pond:

Don’t show up: The royal family may have certain obligations, but you don’t. If you have to make a spur of the moment decision not to go to work for a day, I’m sure everyone will understand. After all, you can always “work from home.”

Family emergency: With all of the press the royals have been getting surrounding this most high profile wedding, they have begun to feel like family to all of us.

Sickness: Calling in sick is always a classic excuse to avoid the workplace when there is something you would much rather be doing. To make your excuse more believable call in sick the day before and treat yourself to a spa staycation. Then when you call in sick the day of the wedding it will just be an extension of the illness of the day before.

Congratulations to Prince William & Kate Middleton!

Now that my blog redesign is nearly finished, I finally have the chance to congratulate the recently engaged Prince William and Kate Middleton.  This adorable couple that go beyond socialite status into the realm of royalty, are surprisingly down to earth.  Much can be said about Miss Middleton’s Sloane Ranger style inspired by the boutiques of London’s Chelsea district. As an American fashionista, I have become obsessed with Kate’s glamorous hats that the royal wedding has yet to cross my mind.  Next time I attend a formal event, I will be sure to follow in Kate Middleton’s footsteps with an eye-catching hat.

However, as this newly engaged beauty has already discovered, haute is the head that wears the hat and heavy is the head that wears the crown.  Kate must really love with William to put up with all of the uncalled for cruelty of the British press and constant comparisons to the late Princess Diana.  As any great public figure should, Kate has handled the scrutiny of the public with a form of class that shines even brighter than her stunning engagement ring.  Hearts may be breaking all over the world, but I could not be happier for this lovely couple.  The only thing that is getting to me is that neither of them are on Twitter.  I don’t know about you, but I am craving some live tweeting straight from Buckingham Palace.