Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Fashion fit for a Queen {or Duchess}

February marked sixty years of the ascension of Queen Elizabeth II to the thrones of seven countries, and she is Queen regnant of 16 sovereign states. {note to media editors: Queen Elizabeth has not been 'sitting on the throne for 60 years'. She 'ascended to the throne'. Yesh! please edit.}
The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II took place in June of 1953, and it is this year that the Diamond Jubilee is celebrated.

Queen Elizabeth in a stylish sequined gown {at the Belgian Embassy}

Among the celebration plans are tributes honouring HRH, Brit fashion designer Vivienne Westwood has conjured up a patriotic collection of frocks in honour of the Queen's jubilee. The Red Carpet Capsule Collection was created from Ms. Westwood's memories and influences of previous gowns the Queen wore in years past.

This bridal-esque Union Jack crepe gown is my favourite from the collection.

The collection is soft and feminine, a side-step for Westwood's usual new wave wild designs. The Glamourous draped Grecian-inspired creations are presented in blush pink, coral, soft grey, and subtle shades of metal that just may be representation of previous marker anniversaries {silver for 25th, gold for 50th}.

It has been noted that the Queen is a stylish muse in her own right and time; but the tribute collection of frocks seem as if they were designed with the new Duchess in mind. Vivienne reportedly snipped in the past that Kate Middleton's wardrobe choices are 'ordinary'. Could it be that Lady Westwood was 'put out' that the Duchess had not stepped out in one of the patriotic designers fashion. With choices like these, Kate Middleton just may slip into one of the Jubilee celebration frocks.

The designs would not be complete without a collection of jewels to compliment. Designed by Vivienne Westwood.

 While spending time last weekend in Berkshire with her family, the Duchess of Cambridge took in a bit of shopping. She was spotted at the Ralph Lauren store where she "reportedly" bought three dresses. 


Kate Middleton has great legs and can make a simple skirt look elegant. 

Her finished nude look comes from first..... well, a great pair of toned legs; and then from Satin Touch 20 Tights via Wolford. She also wears ultra light Naked 8 tights. 

Satin Touch 20 tights

Kate has well toned legs.

It's safe to say that HRH will not wear one of Lady Westwood's Jubilee frocks, but it would be a great look for the Duchess to wear for the celebration events. 
Which one of the dresses do you think Kate should wear? 
Which one would you want to wear?


  1. How fabulous! Those dresses look wonderful! Have a beautiful day, Kellie xx

  2. Wow I have so much to say, first of all I love your header. The gowns are so gorgeous they're so inspiring...wish I had something to wear one to. And finally Kate's legs are amazing!!