Has it already been a year since Prince William and Kate Middleton got hitched? It will be on Sunday, April 29, and we’re going to swig a glass or two (or three) for the royal couple. More than anything, this last year is when we completely fell in love with Kate and her winsome style. Seriously, the woman never fails to put her best fashion foot forward. More than anything, she puts in a lot of thought into the political context of her clothes, which is always appreciated. Remember when she wore Canadian designer Erdem Moralioglu while visiting Canada? Or that fab red Maple Leaf hat by Lock And Co. on Canada Day celebrations? Smart moves, gurl. And they — along with her gracious personality — have only served to win her more fans.
So, in celebration of her royal style and of her impending one-year anniversary on Sunday, we’ve compiled an epic gallery of Kate’s top 25 looks. It was a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it. But we also want you to get involved. We’ve got a numbered list of all the 25 looks right below, in order of our preference. Go through the list (you won’t be sorry) which is linked to the corresponding picture in the gallery. The gallery is also numbered from 1-25 in case you want to go straight to it. Below it, we’ve got ourselves a poll of the top 15 of that list. We’d love for you to vote and tell which is your favorite. We’ve even got the designers and milliners down for every outfit, so have a ball, click away and vote, vote, vote!
Oh look, it’s our future husband! Please don’t ask us how many times we’ve watched this video of Prince Harry dancing, because it’s an embarrassing number. He’s in Jamaica currently — wait, we have to interrupt this to just point out the genius putting together the royal calender and sending Harry, who is known to have a gooood time mon, to the Caribbean? Excellent move. Right, so he’s in Jamaica on an official visit as a part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. He visited a youth center in Kingston where, during the event, a performance to Bob Marley took place. And of course, one of the dancers pulled up Harry, who was quite aptly, wearing a pair of blue (suede) shoes. Watch the video yourself to see if his reggae moves worked for you? Because they certainly worked for us. We’re going to call Harry and his older brother Prince William the ‘dancing Royals’ from now on. Remember how William broke it down at Centrepoint a couple of months ago? We think Harry wins this round solely for those pretty solid hip movements. We doubt they get it from their father, Prince Charles. Remember this?
We all know Nicki Minaj prides herself on her exaggerated style — and we’re not sure which came first, the Barbie nickname or her love of wearing Malibu Barbie pink clothing. So it wasn’t too surprising to see her pink and electic blue ensemble at last night’s MAC Viva Glam event. What was surprising, however, was to see a photo of Michelle Williams in a Christian Dior gown that was a very Barbie (or Barbz, for that matter) shade of pink at the Paris premiere of My Week With Marilyn. Three’s a trend, the saying goes, so we’re counting the news that Mattel is releasing 11-inch dolls modeled after the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in April, to celebrate William and Kate’s first anniversary. Now, doesn’t that make it seem like, for one day at least, everyone was feeling a little nostalgic for their tiny plastic Corvette and miniature high heels and that dream house with the elevator that only one Barbie at a time could ride? Oh, and there were horses and dogs too, and a costume for every career in existence. Damn, Barbie had it all, didn’t she?
Woah. Sorry, for that tangent. Anyway, we’d like to pose this important question to you:
Happy Birthday, Kate Middleton! Our favorite Duchess of Cambridge turns 30 today and brought in the big day looking pretty fabulous. Kate and husband Prince William were at the U.K. premiere of War Horse in London. She brought the house down in a very beautiful, very sexy black lace dress by Temperley London, which was kept dry from the rain thanks to her husband’s very gallant umbrella holding. Kate and William were there representing as patrons for the event benefitting The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry. As you can tell, we’re huge fans. Have fun celebrating the big three-oh today, Kate. We’re sure our invitation got lost in the mail.
We’re going to nominate this as the picture of the year! Prince William and Kate Middleton visited Centrepoint’s Camberwell Foyer yesterday, of which they’re both patrons. Serious hi jinks ensued with a 18 year old Vanessa Boeteng, who lives at Centrepoint. When the Prince asked her if he, “looked dapper in his wedding suit”, her answer got him to bust a move. Boateng said, “Nooooooo… Your swag was on point! He said ‘swag?’ Then we made up this dance. You dust your shoulders off twice.” And that’s the photograph you see, folks. Prince William and his swag dance, with Kate giggling at him. And you ask us why we love them?
The couple also got into aprons and made gingerbread and cookies topped with hundreds and thousands for all the residents. It was also 18 year old Tasha Barbi‘s birthday (she also lives at Centrepoint), and when Kate heard of the news she baked a special heart-shaped cookie for her, saying, “it’s your birthday cookie!” Click after the jump for two bonus photographs of Kate — who looked fab in an olive green belted dress — and Will getting down to it in their pinafores. Read more…
We associate Kate Middleton with Alexander McQueen because of her beyond amazo wedding gown. Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, that is. After the wedding, Kate and Jenny Packham have been teaming up a fair amount, and some very memorable outfits have come out of that partnership. But look what we have here. This photograph was taken at the Sun Military Awards held at the Imperial War Museum in London last night. Look at the picture. It’s just Kate, hanging out with her two main men — in the most incredible McQueen strapless black gown and what looks like a hardcore diamond necklace and bracelet. Back to the brand that made her a princess! She is knocking our socks off and y’all know that it’s hard for anyone else to knock these socks off if Prince Harry‘s in the picture. So this is a very high compliment. For a bonus shot of Kate’s awesome bling, her general hotness, as well as the Prince William and Harry’s suaveness, click after the jump. Read more…
OK, so Prince William and Kate Middleton’s idea of date night may differ ever so slightly from ours. Because for the royals, popping out for a fun night à deux not only involves having Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles around, but their choice of venue most likely involves a red carpet. Like last night, when the couple attended a special charity concert at the Royal Albert Hall, which featured a performance by Gary Barlow of Take That. And as usual, the couple looked terrific. While the Duke looked spiffy in a suit, the Duchess looked like a million dollars pounds in a Zara dress and Ralph Lauren jacket. We would spend days on a treadmill if the Angel of Good Legs promised to give us pins like hers. And don’t even get us started on her hair. A mane that shiny should be illegal. Lord, we love these two!
Our girl crush on Kate Middleton is anything but done. Not only do we love her, but we covet her wardrobe, as well. Out of all the fabulous outfits she’s worn officially, as the Duchess (eat your heart out, Fergie), it’s a proven fact by now that Kate and Jenny Packham are a winning combination. The latest gown she’s worn by the designer may be the best match yet. Kate and Prince William hosted a dinner at the Picture Gallery in St James’s Palace for the National Memorial Arboretum Appeal, of which William is patron. She wore a one shouldered, gathered, flowing silver Grecian Jenny Packham dress for the event and it looks stunning on her. Perfect makeup and glossy hair complete the look and if we didn’t think she was the bee’s knees, we’d be throwing darts at her.
We’ve heard for years now that the British royal family can trace part of its lineage back to 15th century Romanian Prince Vlad the Impaler, a.k.a. Dracula. Now, because it suits his campaign to save the Transylvanian forests, Prince Charles is fully embracing his blood-sucking ancestry.
As a lady of Transylvanian ancestry myself, I’m all for this environmental effort. But I’d also like to start a campaign of my own: Fiction authors of the world, please get to work on some novels riffing on this theme. William and Kate would make gorgeous vampires, no? Maybe Harry discovers he’s a rare hybrid. Diana isn’t actually dead, just in hiding from a slayer. The possibilities are endless.
Jeaniene Frost, author of the Night Huntress novels (go pick up Halfway to the Grave and get hooked immediately), has written one of my favorite versions of Dracula — though he prefers to be called Vlad Tepesh. Excuse me while I go harass her about this idea. (Also, if such a thing already exists, please let us know because we want to read it right now.)
They came, they saw and they totally didn’t conk. Prince William and Duchess Kate were in L.A for the weekend and amidst their whirl of activities they attended the BAFTA ‘Brits to Watch’ Awards at the Belasco Theatre. Did the Duchess shut it down? Yes, she did. Kate wore an Alexander McQueen gown and Jimmy Choo sandals and clutch and bowled everyone over. Including the celebrities! The royal couple were seen chatting animatedly with the likes of Nicole Kidman, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, Jennifer Lopez and Jennifer Garner! And each and everyone of them looked completely star struck. Also hilariously, we spotted Nigel Lythgoe lurking behind Prince William as he chatted with Nicole Kidman. Have a look and see if you can spot him in our gallery below!