Kate, her father and sister Pippa the bridesmaid of honour
Kate leaves for Westminister Abbey
First glimpse of Kate's dress by Alexander McQueen, designed by Sarah Burton, is a beautiful sight! The bride looks radiant in the stunning ivory and satin V-neck lace sleeve gown with full skirt with a long train measuring 9ft!
It has been the most well kept secret in fashion with rumours circulating on the internet and in the press about who the lucky designer would be.
It is said that Kate was heavily involved in the design of the dress and worked closely with Sarah Burton to ensure the gown would be a fusion of both tradition and modern - the perfect combination for a princess wedding dress!
I think the dress is fabulous, perfectly suits the occasion of a royal wedding. It is traditional without looking boring but still modern with the long sleeve lace. The added touches of the veil, tiara and of course the 9ft train perfectly finish the look of a princess. Kate looked absolutely stunning, Alexander McQueen would be proud.
Kate walked down the aisle by her father
(l-r) Prince Harry, Prince William, Princess Catherine and her father at the alter
Only two days to go until the most talked about wedding of the 21st century takes place.
The wedding, which will take place at Westminster Abbey on Friday 29 April, will see Prince William marry Kate Middleton. Those folks at Buckingham Palace, kindly granted Friday 29 April a bank holiday so I will be celebrating the wedding along with the rest of the nation!
Apart from the wedding, what do we actually know about the big day? Here are some key facts you should know about the royal wedding:-
The prince popped the question to Kate during a trip to Kenya in October 2010. He is reported to have romantically whisked his girlfriend off in a borrowed helicopter to a remote lake on the slopes of Mount Kenya where he popped the question (Awwwwwww!)
The engagement ring is the same ring that William's father the Prince of Wales, gave to Princess Diana back in 1981. It is made of 18-carat white gold, (see previous post) featuring an oval sapphire and surrounded by 14 diamonds.
William and Kate released their official engagement photos on December 11 2010. Taken by the famous photographer, Mario Testino, who famously took the iconic photos of William's mother Diana. Kate wore a white Reiss dress and pearl earrings (see above)
The Royal ceremony alone will reportedly cost around £12 million alone, and is being paid for by both the Royal family and Kate Middleton's parents, who are reportedly contributing a "five-figure sum" towards the total costs. Policing and security for the wedding will add another £20 million
So what will be Kate's official title after the wedding? She will be known as Princess Catherine, though at this moment her official title is still unknown. However, when William eventually accedes to the throne, she will become Queen Catherine - the sixth in the history of the British monarchy.
What will Kate be wearing on the day? Unfortunately, Kate's wedding dress remains a mystery! Though there have been hints that the dress is likely to be a mix of "something traditional, but with a modern twist," as revealed by fashion director Peta Hunt. Hunt also predicts the gown will feature hand-embroidery and lace. Other potential designer names already thrown into the hat include Bruce Oldfield, Phillipa Lepley, Oscar de la Renta, and Vera Wang.
All eyes will be on the dress. I suspect that the Queen Kate will chose an English designer opting for a classic , timeless
quintessential gown as opposed to a daring little number - this is royalty after all!
Whatever dress the future queen of England chooses for the big day, it is sure to inspire an entire creation of copycat designs. Be sure to check out my blog for the latest news and pics of Kate's dress!
Unfortunately for me, I have the shortest stubbiest little lashes ever, so I tend to go for mascara that lengthen rather than "flutter and flap" as stated on the packaging.
Jelly Pong Pong Fairy Lashes packaging
The packaging itself comes in a cute baby blue thin box but I am not sure if it is to everyone's taste. I quite liked the feathers at the top and the way the box opened to reveal the mascara, a purple compact tube, though it might put some people off as being slightly too fluffy and "girly".
Very impressed with the packaging!
This mascara claims to makes eyelashes thicker & curvier while allowing them to be soft & light and is also water-resistant so did it work?
Mascara available in 4 colours, black, brown, purple and blue
Although this mascara doesn't fully lengthen lashes, it makes up in volume, giving my lashes a soft fluttery effect which I really liked.
I wore the mascara for one full day and it is definitely water resilient as it took a few attempts to remove which was a pain but at least I know I won't get raccoon eyes! I particularly liked how it separates the lashes, no smudges and no clumps just fairy like lashes - couldn't be happier!
Click here to buy Jelly Pong Pong Fairy Lashes mascara!
70s trends were all over the catwalks this season but I always find it a tricky trend to carry off.
So I found some good examples of wearing the key trends this season without looking like you've just stepped out of a timewarp for the wrong decade!
I love Solange's outfit, here she is at the ELLE MagazineWomen in Music party last night in Hollywood, looking effortlessly chic in flares, a floppy hat and a cute Afro. Now that's the way to rock a 70s outfit!