Today is a good day for America.
As much as I would love to offer commentary and reflection on our country's most recent victory against terrorism, this blog is entitled "Lets Talk Style", not "Let's Talk Osama", so I shall venture across the Atlantic instead to concentrate my blogging efforts on more topical worldy fashion related events - like the best and worst dressed at the Royal Wedding.
Kate Middleton put rumors to rest and won a place in all of our hearts as she gracefully waltzed down the Westminster Abbey aisle in Alexander McQueen, wearing a gown that can only be described as pure perfection. The long-sleeve lace, ivory and satin gown was designed by Sarah Burton, the 36-year-old creative director of the British fashion house who took over after McQueen's untimely death. Kate's bridal choice was classic, traditional, elegant, modern, yet timelessly regal, bearing unmistakable similarities to the iconic wedding dresses of Princess Grace of Monaco and Queen Elizabeth II modernized with a flattering V neckline, McQueen's trademark Victorian corseted bodice and 8 foot train.
The gown was so popular in fact, that it will soon be on display in the UK, so the public can take in the skilled British craftsmanship all up close and personal for themselves. Besides her fancy frock that served as something new, Queen Elizabeth II contributed something borrowed, lending Kate the Cartier-designed "halo" tiara that sparkled under a simple lace-edged veil. No word yet on the something blue.
Kate's sis Pippa also rocked the royal runway as Kate's dutiful Maid of Honor in a simple white sheath designed by Sarah Burton as well. As for the Queen Mum, she took a cue from Coldplay and was all yellow in a bright, bright sunshiney day dress, coat and hat combination designed by Angela Kelly.
Now is the time when I usually single out those who royally screwed up, and royal watchers are expecting me to go on a rant about Princess Bea's ridicka-licka-licka-lous hat, but here's the thing: Brits always wear funky hats to events like these. It's their thing, like tea and crumpets and blood pudding. I was expecting it. Even our dear beloved Kate has experienced a slight millinery misstep. So in summation, the only thing I have left to say is that everyone looked major. As if it really mattered, all eyes were on Kate anyway.
Oh yeah, one last thing.
Suck it, Osama.