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« Reply #20 on: April 29, 2011, 10:46:23 pm »

I thought the dress was really boring, and it certainly drew inspiration from Grace's dress. But there was something else about it that bothered me. It was like I had seen that EXACT dress before. And then it hit me: Princess Marie's dress. It is almost identical! And the weird thing is, I really like Marie's but I find Kate's boring. I think the neckline on Marie's is much more flattering.

http://www.exposay.com/celebrity-photos2/prince-joachim-princess-marie-denmark-expecting-child-Jh.jpg
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« Reply #21 on: April 29, 2011, 10:53:00 pm »

This dress STYLE was created by Helen Rose from MGM for Princess Grace a long time ago and it has stood the test of time because it's a classic, designed by a genius and worn by a woman of regal bearing and style.  It has been copied a kazillion times because of that.  I agree Princess Marie's is lovely (maybe too much skin for Wasty's bony chest or decorum), but the point is, it's been done and done and done.

I checked Jackie Kennedy's veil and, if you take away the fabulous lace,, it's the same thing.  Her dress, (JO's) however, was her style and hers alone.
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« Reply #22 on: April 29, 2011, 11:00:23 pm »

i like the dress. I like the tiara. I don't like make up
Queen didn't look  easter-think happy with Kate  blink and your family

''The result is a stunning lace appliqué bodice with 9ft train - that appeared to be inspired by Grace Kelly's gown for her marriage to Monegasque Prince Rainier III.''
 sorry but, i dont agree
look more  hide how Princess Margaret


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« Reply #23 on: April 29, 2011, 11:04:40 pm »


Kate Middleton wedding dress: top designers give their verdicts
 
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Karl Lagerfeld, Hubert de Givenchy, Christian Lacroix and others unite in praise of Kate Middleton's wedding dress, which was designed by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen.


"She is very elegant. The dress is classic and goes very well in the Westminster decor. It almost reminds me of (Queen) Elizabeth's wedding, the royal weddings in the Fifties. The proportion of the train is good. The lace is very pretty. I like the veil a lot." Karl Lagerfeld .

"I like the dress very much, simpler than expected: a combination just in between 1956 Grace Kelly and 1947 Queen Elizabeth dress. I love the modest veil with the Queen Mother's Thirties scroll tiara and balanced volume of the whole gown. She's radiant; she never was so beautiful." Christian Lacroix

"The veil is a little flat, but because she has such a lovely face, she can afford to wear it this way. She is very pretty." Hubert de Givenchy .


"Very much in a royal tradition, reminiscent of Queen Elizabeth's - and a little bit Grace Kelly. She looks happy, radiant and natural." Peter Copping of Nina Ricci .

"McQueen was a brilliant choice. The choice of the label and the style of the dress was a very clever mix between edgy fashion and tradition - all in a very British way. You could see references to Grace Kelly or Queen Elizabeth's dresses, but in a simpler, more modern way. I loved her hair down. It looked perfectly natural and noble. Truly royal." Antonio Marras of Kenzo .

"Kate's dress is a classic, very elegant and pure…. It reminds me of Princess Grace's wedding dress in a modern version with deeper cleavage, the draping at the back in reference to McQueen." Couturier Alexis Mabille , who has dressed Keira Knightley in the past.
http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/article/TMG8483440/Kate-Middleton-wedding-dress-top-designers-give-their-verdicts.html
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« Reply #24 on: April 29, 2011, 11:32:22 pm »

I believe the Middleton's paid for the dress.
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« Reply #25 on: April 29, 2011, 11:35:43 pm »

TCP    -    hello   I was just reading that ! I agree about the "flat" (Givenchy) and "modest" veil. It should have been more stunning and substantial.




I was not aware that McQueen/Burton had trademark hip padding to make the waist look thinner AND to aid posture. Interesting !


I saw 5 exes went. Isabella did not dress that well this time IMO. The article (DM) said she was still dating Sam Hoare. Actually it is the VERY WEALTHY Sam Branson, again !   Hmmmmmmm these errors !

I didn't like Bea or Eugenie's outfits ! The DM really dissed them. Chelsy to IMHO could have looked better.   thumbsdown

I think Pippa actually looked nice with the flowers in her hair !  thumbsup
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« Reply #26 on: April 30, 2011, 01:00:27 am »

I see she wore a low neckline. The tiara is nice and simple and the veil a nice change from the usual tulle. Her makeup is overdone and too thickly applied though and I freely admit that her hairstyle is nice enough. She looks too tanned. The neckline is just too wrong though.
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« Reply #27 on: April 30, 2011, 01:07:50 am »

i like the dress. I like the tiara. I don't like make up
Queen didn't look  easter-think happy with Kate  blink and your family

''The result is a stunning lace appliqué bodice with 9ft train - that appeared to be inspired by Grace Kelly's gown for her marriage to Monegasque Prince Rainier III.''
 sorry but, i dont agree
look more  hide how Princess Margaret


Danifaul, do you have photo(s) of the Queen?  As you know, I didn't watch the wedding @ all or anything associated with the ceremony and now that you mentioned about the Queen not looking happy, I'm curious!!!  Thanks in advance.
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« Reply #28 on: April 30, 2011, 01:29:30 am »

Ceri, it is best to see the video.

http://video.perthnow.com.au/1902636144/Kate-and-Prince-William-leave-Westminster-Abbey?area=videoindex8

skip to 35 secs.
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« Reply #29 on: April 30, 2011, 01:30:48 am »

Since the Midds did pony up for the dress, I think that is the reason it's not so unique or posh as we might think it should be. I am surprised she didn't try for something more stately, considering the occasion. Kind of a letdown, but if she had worn something more stately, it would have made me sick.


OH, and, TCP, thanks for the smartassery.
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« Reply #30 on: April 30, 2011, 01:34:09 am »

^  who, me?  tehe


Daily Mail Elsa McAlonan on Kate's make-up: Just a tad too much mascara
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Fresh, modern and natural — three words that sum up our newest princess and which sum up the make-up look she chose for her wedding day.

It’s a brave move to decide to do your own bridal beauty, especially when there are two billion people scrutinising your every move. This was not the time for experimenting.

But she is very good at her own make-up, and it was revealed this week that she has been taking lessons from Arabella Preston, who specialises in bridal makeovers.

The result? Yes, there was a touch more make-up than usual. Many wouldn’t have expected a heavy hand on such an important day. Kate, after all, is a sporty, outdoorsy girl who radiates health and happiness from within.

But she got the look she wanted — which is to say, one she felt confident and comfortable with and one which her Prince would love.

Her eye make-up, in particular, was slightly stronger than she usually wears, with a grey taupe shadow in the socket and her favourite black eyeliner under and above the eye.

Her long lashes looked fuller, but it looked like this was down to a couple of coats of mascara and not extensions. Kate stocked up with Lancome’s Hypnose Mascara last week — which can be layered for thicker, fuller lashes.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1382109/ELSA-McALONAN-Kates-make-Just-tad-mascara.html#ixzz1KxgtoVu0
 
IMO Kate looked like always. I couldn't see the difference between her past outings and this day. I saw that William wore make-up. Guess the courtiers didn't want him to glance in the pictures either.





More pictures of Kate and her second dress for the evening reception at Buckingham Palace:
http://www.daylife.com/search?q=Buckingham+Palace+for+the+evening+celebrations+following+her+wedding+to+Prince+William+in+London+April+29


First day a royal and she already made it into instyle magazine
http://news.instyle.com/2011/04/29/kate-middleton-wedding-dress-photos-alexander-mcqueen/

 
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« Reply #31 on: April 30, 2011, 01:36:48 am »

Mousie,
Wow the Queen is really not so happy,wish if she has the sense any mother has or know more that we don't.Also i knew she wasn't happy with Fergie and she was right.
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« Reply #32 on: April 30, 2011, 01:38:18 am »

I thought the tiara was appropriate. Small and not very important. The earrings were awful, and didn't suit hte rest of the outfit.


The dress was so dissappointed. I really believed that it would be something new and exciting, and she came out looking as Grace Kelly! But more tartly. Pippa's dress was even worse.



double post fixed after the merging ~TCP


Alexandrine  -   I agree with you about the tiara. LOL. And Sharon Osborne just insulted K's earrings too, saying they should have been more BLINGY.

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« Reply #33 on: April 30, 2011, 01:43:03 am »

Yooper    -  Yup.  The veil was like Jackie Kennedy and Grace Kelly, both.  I prefer a big poofy dramatic veil.  I had a Juliet-inspired cap with a poofy veil in back.   And nowadays, I just LOVE all the fluffy, swooshy, poofy, feminine TULLE as part of the gown itself.

I thought K might have chosen a modern TULIP skirt or MERMAID type skirt. That would have been beautiful.
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« Reply #34 on: April 30, 2011, 02:06:00 am »

It also reminded me of Marie-Chantal's dress from 1995.
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« Reply #35 on: April 30, 2011, 02:15:37 am »

Mousie,
Wow the Queen is really not so happy,wish if she has the sense any mother has or know more that we don't.Also i knew she wasn't happy with Fergie and she was right.

THEN HM HOULD HAVE DONE SOMETHING ABOUT IT THREE/FOUR YEARS AGO WHEN WILLIAM DROPPED KATE AND THEN PROCEEDED TO GET BASHED RELENTLESSLY!

IT'S CALLED PREVENTION!

On a more sane and quite note, I am not bashing you Raisie, just HM.
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« Reply #36 on: April 30, 2011, 02:23:13 am »

 tehe I know KF don't worry  hug  BFF2
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« Reply #37 on: April 30, 2011, 03:18:13 am »


Thank you Mousiekins.  I'm guessing that the Queen is thinking that when she passes, there goes the monarchy being over run by gold diggers and social climbers.  Kate & her sister looked like twin cats that swallowed the canary (a big canary).  Watching Pippa holding her sister's wedding train with Pr. Harry next to her probably made Carole giddy with more royal connections.  

BTW, what did you think of the York princesses' outfits!!!  And what is with those hats!!  They look like they're about to lift off in space - totally hideous!  It's too bad that the girls took after Fergie's lack in fashion sense.  I'm beginning to think that they were dressed in the dark by a blind designer!!!
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« Reply #38 on: April 30, 2011, 05:49:28 am »

I think with Carole wearing Catherine Walker it was a nod to Diana, but to me it's also like she's trying to embody her too.  I don't think it was creepy though.  I'm so glad someone wore CW.
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« Reply #39 on: April 30, 2011, 07:57:12 am »

Hey, why did my yesterday comments disappear from the previous thread?   huh

Well, I will only say again that I am disappointed. The dress as it is is quite ok but I cherished a little hope she'd come with some style sense of her own and she's just continued to copy the safe. Is she that insecure? Lacks imagination? Frankly, copying one of the most famous wedding dresses of some 50 years ago is a stupid thing, it gives definite generic vibe.
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