Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Topless Photos of Kate

Did you come here looking for topless photos of the Duchess of Cambridge? Shame on you. This blog is going dormant for awhile, because I am so disgusted by the press and its willingness to publish those pictures -- taken from A MILE AWAY, while the Duchess was staying at a PRIVATE RESIDENCE and was in the company of her OWN HUSBAND. How could anyone get any surreptitious thrill out of looking at those pictures? Shame on you.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

SINGAPORE: A Series of Dresses

Kate has attended a series of events in Singapore, in a series of pretty dresses. Apparently the heat in Singapore is brutal, so dressing to stay cool while still being properly covered is probably of paramount importance. For that reason, I think these dresses are perfect. They're cool, comfortable, attractive, and appropriate. Nothing really stands out, except those horrid wedge shoes she chose to wear with a very pretty Alexander McQueen white broiderie Anglaise dress (or two piece?).
The middle look is actually my favorite, it's by Raoul, and is actually two pieces: a pleated skirt and a simple top.
I have to hand it to Kate, I would never in a million years have looked twice at that outfit on the rack. I like how the sleeves have been hiked up, too. William and Kate's last stop in Singapore was to the Commonwealth war graves cemetery, where Catherine's pale blue Jenny Packham dress was appropriate and cool. I'm not insane over the parasol -

--it's way too Camilla for my taste. I would have preferred she wear a large hat to keep the sun at bay. But the dress is lovely, sober and appropriate. Kate is definitely championing the 3/4 sleeve look on this trip, probably again because of the heat. She can't be too bare, but long sleeves would have been stifling. I doubt the 3/4 length sleeve is a fashion choice she'll continue with, but we'll see.

Now just as an aside, let's look at this picture:

She couldn't possibly be....pregnant, could she???? (images courtesy Sipa; Bauer Griffin; Getty Images, Hussein Samir/sipa)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Singapore: Sept 11 Evening Event

ON the first day of their Far East tour, William and Catherine met with the President of the Republic of Singapore. Catherine wore Prabal Gurung, an American designer who was born in the city. I like this dress so much more from the back! The front has a higher neckline, and I find the pattern a little disconcerting. There's almost a bra illusion to it in the front. Given the Rorschach -ian nature of the pattern, it's a little strange. If the dress had been reversed, it would have been lovely. The purple, black and white combination is an awesome one, and while I don't normally like 3/4 length sleeves (old ladyish), it works on this dress.

The black satin stilettos are okay, the clutch is all right, neither is daring at all, and really add nothing to the look. Kate did break out her pretty diamond bracelet, and word is she wore diamond earrings as well, although I couldn't find a picture where we could see them (all that hair!!).

I do wish we'd seen a slightly more formal look for this event, but maybe later -- the tour is young yet. What do you think? (Images courtesy Getty and James Whatling/Splash News)

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, Day One of Far East Trip

On day one of their trip to the Far East, representing the Queen during her Golden Jubilee year, Prince William and Catherine arrived in Singapore. Their first stop was at the National Botanical Gardens, where they were presented with a species of orchid named after them. They were shown the "Vanda William Catherine" hybrid orchid, whose white petals with purple spots matched Kate's pale pink kimono-style Jenny Packham dress.

It's a pretty dress, a little too pale and washed out for Kate's strong coloring, and maybe a touch wide in the shoulders, making for a slightly boxy effect uptop. But I don't mind it, and I do like the pearl drop earrings. The shoes bore the heck out of me. I think she could have chosen something a little more daring than these LK Bennetts, which seem a bit on the heavy side. (Photos Courtesy Getty)

Friday, August 10, 2012

Catherine at the Olympics

Ok a number of you have asked why I haven't done a blog post or two on Kate's Olympic "style". Hmmm. Maybe it's because she doesn't have any? All I've seen so far are "official" t-shirts, a plain blazer, a GB track suit, wedge shoes and the skinniest skinny jeans I've ever seen in my life. Personally I think these bright blue skinny jeans are a little vulgar. The only reason she doesn't have camel toe is that she probably has on three pairs of Spanx beneath them. And don't call me jealous; I may not weigh 85 pounds, but even if I did I wouldn't wear these jeans in public.

So let's review....white tshirt, skinny jeans, wedge shoes, navy blazer, GB gear. Some might say that Kate is trying not to draw attention to herself by wearing the same boring outfit all the time, but if she really was trying not to draw attention, why is she wearing such tight jeans every day? No girl wears jeans like that without wanting to be admired. I'm sorry to say that, but it's true.

So can we move on to something I find a little more interesting? Here's my question -- do Kate's eyebrows ever move? Seriously, whether she's deliriously happy or in the depths of despair, the upper part of her face is completely immobile.

Is it Botox, or has she just trained herself not to move her forehead and eyebrows under any circumstances. What do you think?

Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Duchess of Cambridge July 19, 2012

Today Kate visited the National Portrait Gallery, of which she is patron, to view a new Olympics inspired exhibition entitled Road to 2012: Aiming High.

Her outfit of choice was a Stella McCartney electric blue dress, black Prada heels, and a necklace by Cartier, called a Trinity necklace. It's 18K gold with pave diamonds on circles, and I guess she chose it because it evokes the Olympic rings. According to website "What Kate Wore", the necklace retails for $78,000! wow! To me, it looks like those 60s linked-circle belts (desperately seeking a photo so you youngun's will know what I'm talking about).

The dress is super form-fitted, made of stretch jersey that only about 3 people in the world can actually wear.

In fact, here's a picture of Chelsea Clinton -- same day, same dress - and Chelsea Clinton is a very slim, very fit young woman. Yet the dress clings in a slightly unflattering way to her form.

(image from Facebook by Barbara Kinney Photography)

So, yea, it's Stella McCartney, but it could just as easily be Victoria Beckham, don't you think? I mean, I kind of feel like I could have run this dress up on my home sewing machine. I don't hate it, it's nice and simple, but it's nothing special. I've always thought Stella McCartney was overrated, improving through the years but certainly got a helping hand from her famous name (same with Victoria Beckham). So I'm underwhelmed by this whole look, although I'm liking the lighter touch with the makeup! Be sure to tell me what you think! (images courtesy Daily Mail)

Friday, July 6, 2012

Meh. That's all I have to say about the outfit Mrs. Wales wore on Thursday in Edinburgh. Her husband, the Earl of Strathearn (as William is known when in Scotland), was being made a Knight of the Thistle.

I expect that, in 30 years' time, when William is King of England, this is one of the silly rituals he'll get rid of. Don't believe me? Have a look at his face in this picture:

Trust me, this fellow is just biding his time, gritting his teeth, and making plans.

But that's not why we're here! We're here to take a look at the Duchess's outfit, a blah colored coatdress/babydoll/maternity dress in a color variously called "buttermilk", "yellow gold", "primrose" and plain old "pale yellow". Accessories include the ugly grey hat she's worn many times before, and dark heavy pumps of the sturdy variety. All in all, the look is old, boring, mismatched and colorless.


IF Kate is pregnant, that changes things. If this is an early maternity dress, then I forgive her. She's definitely put on a few pounds recently -- not many, but maybe 5 or 10. Then again, she could have put on some weight in preparation for starting to try to get pregnant. So, the babydoll high-waisted style is acceptable if she's in her first trimester. If she's not, then I wish she'd stop showing up in this style. It's really not flattering.

I photoshopped the hat and dress, just to change the colors a little.

Making the dress a little golder and a little bolder, and making the hat match, does make a difference. But not a big one. It's still kind of a shapeless mess. Let's just hope there's a reason for that. (images courtesy Getty Images)