So I can now reveal the reason behind my explosion of romance yesterday. Two of our very good friends got married in a secret ceremony yesterday morning. The sun shone and the bride dazzled in gold. As they insisted it would be a very small wedding, I decided to bring some very small guests along for a slice of wedding cake.
I know you are all bored of me banging on about this wedding that only about a dozen of my readers are going to but it is a big day here at BOTD Towers. I promise to give you plenty of fashion week gossip and gowns as soon as it’s over. In the meantime… Today is hopefully going to be a good hair day as we head out to the salon. I’m currently rocking a Hitchcock blonde look but who knows what will happen after this morning. If it comes down to it I can always wear an enormous hat. Or a veil! I’m sure the bride won’t mind.
Another day, another princess sent to the tower. Nope, it’s not Princess Charlene being punished for another bungled escape attempt from Monaco. It looks more like HRH Miss Middleton having looted a bridal shop. We won’t let her get away with it!
Another day, another bride. Shy and retiring queen of rock and roll Kate Moss married yesterday and looked stunning in a sheer paneled Galliano gown. Not one for courting controversy, obviously, she looked quite beautiful.
One of my favorite memories from Cannes Film Festival a few years ago was when I wound up on a swanky guest list between Microsoft’s Paul Allen and shy and retiring popstar, Lily Allen. Thrilled at the prospect of meeting these potential relatives, I stalked the bar, beach and bathrooms but without success. Lily never showed, leaving me destined to be an only child forever. If this were not punishment enough, it would seem BOTD Allen has been left off the guest list of her nuptials today. Nevertheless in a (desperate?) attempt to keep this “family” together I offered her a piece of BOTD bridal couture… I’m still waiting for her people to call back.
At last! The big day has arrived. So big in fact that it requires more than one dress! It was a transparent dress that bagged Miss Middleton her prince in the first place so when she first contacted BOTD we knew exactly what she was after. A stunning micro mini in ivory lace seemed the perfect option and was teamed with a pair of ruched leather thigh boots. Following several meetings and a number of phone calls from the palace we opted for a second, more traditional dress, in bright white lace with feather skirt. We were incredibly lucky to work with the photographer Annabelle Moller to capture these precious moments and wish you all a very happy royal wedding.
Yesterday saw a really beautiful collection by Sarah Burton for McQueen full of beautiful icy white gowns. Feathers and cracked ceramics showed a beautiful hard versus soft aesthetic and of course all that white made everyone think of bride to be, Miss Middleton. I’m apparently not allowed to say whether or not I’ve been asked to design the wedding gown of the future princess nor am I allowed to comment on her opinions of being given a pearl necklace by her future father in law. So I guess I will keep quiet and show you a bit of BOTD bridal couture. I’m saying nothing. Nope. Zip!
Tired of the pressures of dressing up all the time, today’s BOTD sees a much more casual look. Perfect for a quick supermarket sweep or a browse round Primarni…. My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, you say? Nope. Never heard of it.
The sun is shining here on the Côte d’Azur and it is the perfect day for an autumn wedding. Today’s BOTD is a beautiful, Beyoncéful bride. Like a virgin? With curves like this, she has a body built for sin!
Now I know it’s September but fashion land is always (at least) one season ahead. As we head towards winter and wooly jumpers it can be hard to think about our spring/summer wardrobe for next year but as New York, London and Milan fashion weeks have shown, there is a lot to get excited about. Green is a recurring theme here at BOTD Towers and the runways have been filled with colour which is a nice big step away from a winter of camel, caramel and cognac shades. This shot is inspired by an episode of ANTM where Tyra photographed the wannabe Top Models with scarves and a wind machine. The perfect combination.