Waking up in Glasgow on a whirlwind Scottish trip with a teensy bit of a hangover (thanks J&J) and a fashion dilemma.
Now I love a fashion dilemma. I see it as a challenge. But this one had me stumped, when an invitation arrived for my ex’s wedding.
What the eff do you wear to your ex’s wedding?
You wanna look a million dollars, right? But you don’t want to look like you tried too hard. You want to stand out but you don’t wanna show up in a big white dress. Do you? Do you?
Is black too Black Widow?
Red too wronged ex? Too, shoulda woulda coulda?
Well we broke the rules with this outfit then. Frill seeking tart(an) with a heart.
Too much leg. Too much chest. Too much hair.
And the shoes…
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.
Red? Ok I admit I can’t post what the bride is wearing until tomorrow as I know the groom is a huge fan of BOTD. In the meantime if she was coming to my wedding in some bizarre Union Jack themed room I would expect nothing less than….
A fabulous nude dress with skyscraper heels. Not ideal for running from Dior to Lanvin to Westwood but today’s BOTD has no intention of hopping on the metro. All those steps in such high heels and such a short skirt. It’s just asking for trouble, right?
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.
Her love may not cost a thing but her divorce might. J.Lo and Marc Anthony, Latino lovelies and pop’s most unlikely pairing have decided to call it a day. What terrible timing too, as La Lopez should be putting all her efforts into promoting her new album (still no release date by the way) Oh well. These things happen, often when on a world publicity tour. Awkward question alert. In the meantime, look out world. The diva is single!
It really is a nice day for a white wedding down here on the Côte d’Azur. Indeed it is a great weekend for weddings with Abbey Clancy looking stunning in Giles Deacon yesterday as she walked up the aisle with some footballer dude. Kate Moss is of course knocking back tequilas as I type in preparation for possibly the most fashionable wedding of the year. And here on the Riviera we have our own royal wedding to celebrate. Despite rumours of attempted escapes (I loved Julia Roberts in Runaway Bride) it would seem that Prince Albert of Monaco is to marry former Olympic swimmer Charlene (!!!) Wittstock. So what if he had to confiscate her passport? It’s all part of the romance right? Had the future Princess Charlene (!!!) asked BOTD to design her dress instead of Mr Armani, she would have discovered that underneath all this fabric is a swimsuit and jet ski. More fool you. That will teach you not to shop local!
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.
And so, as the big day approaches, we take a look at some of the dresses Kate didn’t choose when she first begged BOTD to design her dress. Huge couture and huge hair make for the perfect combination but you will have to tune in tomorrow to see what Kate has chosen for her big day.