Friday, April 29, 2011
The standouts of the day had to be the daring duo, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie. These two royal brats' hats were startling to say the least. Beatrice's hat looked like it was inspired by Georgia O'Keefe- if I had to title her hat, I'd call it, "Vaginal Bulls Eye." Oh, and her poor sister Eugenie. An over sized, ultra-marine, pill box hat with everything and the kitchen sink thrown on top! Hmm, were they protesting the fact that their mother, Fergie was not invited? Or don't they own a mirror?
Kate's mother, Carole was simple, classy and looked perfectly lovely (as the English would say) in a piece designed by Catherine Walker, one of Diana's favorite designers. Her hat was a disc designed by Jane Corbett. All in all, it was refreshing and a great choice for the Mother of the Bride.
Now for the step-mother of the Groom, Camilla. Let's take an unbiased look here, forgetting all that we know and may or may not like about her. She does look somewhat matriarchal - and not in a good way...a little too fuddy-duddy. I almost thought that her hat had the look of a fancy, folded restaurant napkin coming off the top. She could have done better (but let's face it- based on some of the hats from her past, she could have done worse).
Here comes the next royal bride, Zara and her fiance Phillip. I'm torn over her ensemble for the day. Her overcoat makes her looks as if she's prepared to defend off heat seeking missiles, or hop the next shuttle to the moon. I do like the hat...from the profile, but not straight on. Straight on you get the sense that the hat's eaten all of her hair and about to consume her face!
Finally, I would be remiss to end this entry without commenting on Kate, err Catherine's gown. It's a classic silhouette with modern construction detail. Absolutely timeless. It immediately reminded me to the scene from the Sound of Music when Julie Andrew is walking down the aisle to marry Captain Von Trapp (that and it had a Grace Kelly feel).
If you would like to learn more about Catherine's dress, or anything else regarding the wedding, Wills and Kate have their own Royal website with tons of details! here's the link:
"Women wearing hats are at once sophisticated and whimsical....Their faces are younger and softer. They carry themselves differently, daintily, like deer. Their voices flutter a bit...even when they are talking about things like money and power and work, even when it's clear they're very much in charge of their lives." (from "O" Magazine)
Posted by Eight years and counting at 10:32 PM