Friday 29 April 2011


A quick round up of my favourite outfits from what proved to be, on the whole, a wonderfully stylish celebration of British fashion.

Victoria Beckham demonstrated how to do pregnancy chic in a midnight blue tunic dress from AW11 collection, paired with a striking Phillip Treacey hat and sky-high Louboutins. Although I'm not entirely sold on the hat, what I enjoyed about VB's choice was the fact it was understated and demure; her tunic elegantly skimmed her baby bump and took maternity wear to a whole new level of chic.

Proving there is an alternative to the meringue shaped monstrosities most bridesmaids are lumbered with, Pippa Middleton looked the picture of elegance in her Sarah Burton cowl neck form fitting white dress. I applaud Kate's brave choice to dress her bridesmaids in white, which in my opinion is much chicer than picking a contrasting accent colour. I've never seen Pippa looking quite as beautiful as she did today, she was the picture of grace, elegance and modernity.

The fashion press are criticising Samantha Cameron for opting not to accessorise her outfit with headwear, but I personally feel going fascinator free is not a fashion faux-pas. Especially when you see just how badly wrong a fascinator can look, sorry Beatrice and Eugenie. Samantha championed British fashion in her fabulous Burberry teal shift dress, accessorised with a daring orange accessories. I love everything about Samantha's look, it's pitch perfect right down to her nude platform sandals.

For more wedding hits and misses, head to the Daily Mail website.


So The Times' secret source that revealed Sarah Burton was to design the royal wedding dress two months ago proved to be a reliable one, as Kate Middleton married her Prince today in a breath takingly beautiful Sarah Burton creation. Fashion reporters have been drawing comparisons between Kate's lace sleeved gown with that worn by moviestar Grace Kelly for her wedding to Prince Ranier III of Monaco. The full-skirted 1950s shape also instantly reminded me of Queen Elizabeth II's 1947 gown designed by Norman Hartnell. By drawing inspiration from such enduring fashion icons, Sarah Burton cleverly managed to create a dress fit for modern monarch.

Accessorised with a Cartier 1936 tiara ('something borrowed' from the Queen, no less), and a hand-embroidered silk tulle veil, Kate chose accessories that complemented her gown perfectly. On the day she joined the royal family, Kate Middleton was rather fittingly crowned the fashion Queen.