29.4.11

Royal Wedding Highlights...

The much anticipated royal wedding had the whole of the world talking about the wedding dress, the guests and even the colour of the Queen's Hat! When it was televised this morning I watched it with the grandparents and the whole atmosphere made me so proud of being British and I was glued to the screen until the end where the newly weds departed in an Aston Martin with "Just Wed" on the number plate. Hope you like...
After quite a few "safe" outfits by many of the guests I was cheering along with my nana when our 85 year old Queen got out in a lovely yellow Angela Kelly outfit with her very stylish nude heels with bows. You did Britain proud..
The soo cute bridesmaids' dresses were designed by childrenswear designer Nicki Macfarlane and hand-made by Ms Macfarlane and her daughter Charlotte Macfarlane at their homes in Wiltshire and Kent.

Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall, wore a champagne silk dress with a lovely matching duck egg blue and champagne hand-embroidered coat, both by the designer Anna Valentine.




Victoria Beckham wearing a dress from her Autumn Winter collection with a Philip Treacy Hat, it was one of my favourite guest outfits of the day as she looked so elegant and sophisticated despite the trickiness increasing with a baby bump. David wore a really smart Polo Ralph Lauren Morning Suit.




Hmmm lets say they both made a statement in Valentino but I didn't paticularly like Eugenie's outfit;  I liked Princess Beatrice's outfit, the fastenator by Philip Treacy was a tad "OTT" and slightly reminded me off Lady Gaga's infamous scorpion headress...






I thought Carole looked stunning in the pale blue silk 'Sydney' dress by Catherine Walker (a favourite designer of Dianas) as she left the now famous London's Goring Hotel this morning, apparently she decided against her specially designed Lindka Cierach oufit weeks before the wedding day..although I feel sorry for the unfortunate designer I think this outfit must have been the right one. The embellished sleeves look gorgeous and the hat is simple but elegant.

Elton John and partner David Furnish were some of the celebrity guests invited...

 Our first glimpse of Kate with her Dad in the car and you get to see the gorgeous veil and the beautiful lace The lace on the bride's dress details a rose, thistle, daffodil and shamrock, and was hand-made by the Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court Palace.Accorsing to the BBC the workers washed their hands every 30 minutes to keep the lace and threads pristine, and the needles were renewed every three hours, to keep them sharp and clean. This is dedication and amazing craftsmanship, possibly even more than what you'd expect form Royalty. 


The stunning dress by british designer Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen, it has a lace appliqué bodice and skirt, and veil.



Kate's sister Pippa carried the bridal train measuring 2m 70cm, I applaud Kate's elegance throughout the ceremony as this dress looks like a deathtrap to walk in..




The now famous "two kisses", Kate wears earring as a gift from her parents as something new, a piece od blue material was sewn into the interior of the dress for something blue; while her "something old" was the traditional Carrickmacross craftsmanship used to create the bridal gown.


 Kate's sister Pippa looked stunning in Sarah Burtons of Alexander McQueen dress, I love its elegance yet simplicity working perfectly with her sister's dress.

Another look at the gorgeous dress, it is actual genius and as Grazia said "It's not a fashion statement, it's a style statement". I agree with this totally and apparently already copies of this dress are being put into shops all across the world. The flowers contained myrtle, lily-of-the-valley, sweet William and hyacinth. It was designed by Shane Connolly.







Tha happy couple..
This picture doesn't show the whole cake sadly only four of its eight tiers...EIGHT TIERS. Wow the royals do have it good but I don't think I could posibly eat a cake that beautiful.. possibly.
These are Katy Perry's nails and I just had to comment on there coolness. Talk about trendsetting but who wouldn't want a prince printed on their nails?
Ahaa one fot he best parts of the wedding if you ask me, nice to see something away from the traditionalism, with a bit of humour and fun. Wills, if you want to give me your lovely open top Aston Martin please don't hold back..





27.4.11

The New Hairband Trend: Twist&Bend

Hahaa, I've only just realised that the title rhymes, but it is quite catchy so I'll leave it;) I have told you already about the company twist and band who supply cute patterned wired hairband and mine came today! I was so excited and I decided to see all of the different looks possible and then you could maybe see how good they are and get/share ideas.. The page for Twist&Bend is http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/group.php?gid=144276448941655 Hope you like.. :)


Before the headband amazingness ;)



A Side Twist Headband


Bow1 Headband

Bow2 Headband

Alice Band




And my fave "The winged bow" Headband

26.4.11

Summer Maxi Dress...

I was passing primark when I was out and about and I decided to look in as sometimes you find the odd thing at a bargain price.. I found quite a few things which was great so I still have some budget leftover for even more holiday clothes. It is worrying how excited I am about my new clothes but here is one of my favourite things I bought from Primark which was a abstract printed maxi dress in coral, navy and black... Hope you like...










Hahaa these pictures of me have my hen named Shirley in the background, cool or what?





13.4.11

These are a few of my favourite things...

Sorry about the corny title, but sometimes these things just have to be said. I have 2 things which  I am excited about and in love with..

1. The Katie Perry Music Video for "E.T".. how amazing is the makeup and hair in this? Lady Gag has serious competition; pictures were posted online of Katy Perry wearinbg the makeup before the video release and I was so excited when it came out.











2. The Twist&Bend hairbands available to buy online are so cute! I found out about them about a year ago but I favourited them and forgot to go back to it. I refound them today and they have even nicer hairbands since I last saw and as they are wired-lots of cute headband styles are available. I will be buying two of these hopefully and I'll post up pictures when they arrive :)








Aly xx