The Princess Bride


 

Today is one very important day for one very lucky girl.  If becoming a princess is lucky that is.

Kate Middleton weds Prince William today and much of the world will be watching.  Brits, Royal-enthusiasts

and wedding aficionados will be tuning in by the millions to see what the bride has in store for us.  I do like the

princess-to-be.  She’s pretty and polished and seems to have a gracious sensibility about her.  But fashionable?

Let’s not get carried away.  If I could, I would love to give her a makeover and style her on her wedding day. 

Plausible?  No.  But that’s what you gotta’ love about a blog.  I can indulge my fantasies right here on the internet. 

Below I’ve pulled together what I think would be the perfect look for Ms. Middleton on her wedding day.  Guess it’s

time to add a new title to my resume … Tricia Huntley: Imaginary Stylist to HRH Princess Catherine of Wales”.

  

  

  

 

 

 

The Dress

 

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A perfect fusion of traditional elegance and youthful modernism.  This mermaid-style, lace dress

would be a stunner on the thin, brunette bride who likes simplicity and form-fitting silhouettes.

 

Elie Saab Ceres dress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Veil

 

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Considering the formality of the occasion, I would recommend a floor length veil.  But if

the bride were more comfortable with tea length (and royal protocol allowed for it), then

the veil at left would look just as beautiful with the Elie Saab dress as the one at right.

 

Homa Bridal spring 2011 collection veils

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shoes & Bag

 

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 Intricate handiwork and one-of-a-kind details are what make these accessories fit for a

[future] queen.  I love the idea of these pumps peaking out from beneath the hem of

the ivory lace gownAnd the beading and stonework of the bag is just incredible.

 

Manolo Blahnik heels and Larissa Barrera evening bag

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jewelry

 

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Jewelry is very personal and much more of a moving target than the dress.  What would I suggest

for a young bride on the cusp of royalty?  Pieces that are exquisite, but simple.  And I would keep

it to a minimum.  The bride’s look will live in infamy, so nothing flashy.  A pair of platinum, diamond and

coral pendant earrings along with an antique cameo brooch pinned in the hair at the chignonBeautiful,

unique pieces that complement the sapphire engagement ring that is at once impressive and sentimental.

 

Lalique Salome Brooch (1904) and Cathy Waterman earrings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Makeup & Hair

 

 

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For Kate’s makeup, I would suggest rosy cheeks, pale lips and soft eyes.  And absolutley no black

eyeliner!  For hair, a low sideswept chignon is a chic and contemporary alternative to a traditional updo.

 

makeup by Estee Lauder

 

 

 

 

Congratulations go out across the pond to the royal couple on their wedding day.

Keep calm, BE HAPPY and carry on.

 

Tricia xo

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