You didn’t think I had forgotten that one, did you? It is not because I was flying away to sunnier shores on the Royal Wedding day that I wasn’t going to do a little write-up to the glory of stunning Catherine & her handsome Prince – now Duchess and Duke of Cambridge.
This was also a special day for the fashion world – after months of speculation about the dress, the final outfit(s) didn’t disappoint: the talented right-hand of genius Alexander McQueen, Sarah Burton, created the impossible. Classic yet modern, flattering yet royal-friendly, breathtaking yet understated, the dress was all a Princess of our times could ever dream of. And that white lace: spot-on Spring-Summer 2011 trend!
But personally, it is the less photographed, more secret, but nonetheless fabulous evening dress Kate wore for the reception that made me dream and sigh with envy, admiration and lust. That full-on strapless white satin gazar number with a circle skirt and crystallised diamanté belt was the epitome of class, glamour and timeless chic to me.
I am sure this wedding made every woman on the planet dream: who wouldn’t want to be a princess? But certainly it is the brides-to-be that have been the most touched by the event, and we all know it is wedding season. So what are the trends for 2011 brides? White lace indeed, but also nude touches, bright accessories, were we told last fashion week. But from now on and for many years to come, anything resembling McQueen will be on the fashionable bride agenda too, and I look forward to seeing royalty translated into reality.
All this talks about wedding leads me to tell you about a little project that I have been involved with recently. My lovely French friend Anne-Laure, who herself married her longtime love in style, just launched her wedding planning agency in London, with a French touch: Et Voilà. And I will be contributing as Style Advisor for trendy brides-to-be. So have a look at her new website and read my interview on the best Wedding Accessories of the moment on the agency’s blog here!