Okay, we’re just going to get straight to Dakota Fanning because can we get a “Woot woot!” She’s totally pulling out all the stops in this gold, sequined, figure hugging Stella McCartney gown. We normally never use the word we’re about to, but are going to drop it anyway because it’s so apt — va va voom. And how awesome is her body looking? Anyone can see you can’t have an extra ounce of jiggle if you want to wear a dress like that because it’s completely unforgiving. Top points for the back view as well. That’s the behind we’ve hoped to have most of our adult lives. Dakota finished off the look with two of our favorite brands — Jimmy Choo heels and a Lanvin clutch. This was worn to the London premiere of her film Now Is Good held at The Curzon Mayfair.
In the other corner, we have the literal translation of fairytale princess, because that’s exactly what Kate Middleton is looking like. The Duchess is travelling with her husband, Prince William, in Southeast Asia as a part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Tour. The occasion was an Official State Dinner at the Istana Negara hosted by The King and Queen of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur. The dress was a white and gold Alexander McQueen and takes our breath away. And the floral detail is suppose to be the hibiscus, which is Malaysia’s national flower, which is just another one of those thoughful details Kate is becoming known for. What else can we say — she’s dazzling. And so is Dakota. Solid gold, ladies!
We are deliberately staying away from the controversy of those topless pictures Closer magazine of France has published of Kate’s, because they have crossed a major line. They’ve posted very blurry pictures of her without her bikini top on — showing they were taken by a very, very long lens, so it’s a gross breach of privacy. Wills and Kate were at the Provence chateau owned by Lord Linley, the Queen’s nephew, and thought they were completely alone on the estate, as they should have been. All magazines in the UK have shown solidarity with them by not publishing the photos and even the English branch of Closer has distanced itself from the story and is not taking it up. The couple’s spokesperson has said, “Their Royal Highnesses have been hugely saddened to learn that a French publication and a photographer have invaded their privacy in such a grotesque and totally unjustifiable manner. The incident is reminiscent of the worst excesses of the press and paparazzi during the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, and all the more upsetting to The Duke and Duchess for being so. Their Royal Highnesses had every expectation of privacy in the remote house. It is unthinkable that anyone should take such photographs, let alone publish them. Officials acting on behalf of Their Royal Highnesses are consulting with lawyers to consider what options may be available to The Duke and Duchess.” Chin up, Kate. Everyone’s on your side on this one.
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