Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Thursday, September 13, 2012
--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
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)
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
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
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).
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.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
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)