The Royal Baby Watch has ended! Though we still haven’t heard the official name of Baby Boy Windsor, it’s time everyone’s favorite royal couple had a moment of rest. Having blogged about the Royal Wedding more than two years ago, I’m so happy to see that the happy couple has given birth to a healthy baby boy who has absolutely no idea what’s in store for him. Since I’m sending my heartfelt congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge from New York, I’ll be celebrating this momentous occasion the NYC way by shopping for a commemorative accessory to add to my wardrobe.
1. Alexander McQueen God Save McQueen Pashmina 2. Union Jack Pattern Suitcase Box with Wheels 3. Gold and Diamond Crown Ring 4. Union Jack Teapot Keyring 5. Union Jack Motif Rainboots with Buckle Detail (Perfect for your next trip to rainy London)
Kate Middleton or should I say the Duchess of Cambridge is living every girl’s dream. Her fairy tale life got even more magical on her recent trip to the Harry Potter set in Hertfordshire. The stylish princess, accompanied by Prince William and Prince Harry, showed off her royal baby bump in a Topshop Polka Dot Skater Dress and classic black Ralph Lauren Blazer. But, the wand was her ultimate accessory.
To make this moment even more amazing, Kate toured Diagon Alley and even received a wand lesson in the Gryffindor Common Room. I wonder if Will and Kate got any nursery ideas from their trip into J. K. Rowling’s fantasy world. I’m sensing/hoping for a Harry Potter theme.
Ever since that epic April morning when the world watched Will and Kate profess their love in the wedding of the century, everyone seems to have forgotten all about them. Kate’s little sister Pippa Middleton became a role model for frumpy bridesmaids everywhere when she stole the show from her big sister in a snug Alexander McQueen. Will and Kate may have earned the titles of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, but the media dubbed Pippa “Her Royal Hotness,” a title that I find to have bit more caliber. Other titles that this royal in-law has received include Tatler Magazine’s number one society singleton.
This quite stylish fairy tale continues Aug. 9th on TLC with Crazy About Pippa, an hourlong special all about Britain’s most eligible bachelorette. Aside from being incredibly stylish, dating hot British society boys, and sometimes going as P-Middy, who is Pippa Middleton really? Well, seeing that my invite to the next British high society horserace must have gotten lost somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean, I guess I will have to tune in Aug. 9th promptly at 9 p.m. to find out.
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.
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.