Friday, April 29, 2011

Karen's Kouture Korner - The Royal Wedding

So, I'm kind of an Anglophile... I love Monty Python, Rowan Atkinson, Doctor Who, English comedy, Top Gear, and a ton of other things from the British Isles.  I watched Princess Diana marry.  I watched Princess Diana buried.  I watched Prince Edward marry and today I watched Prince William marry.  

I will admit that I am grateful for cable and satellite TV.  In 1981 we didn't have cable or a VCR, so that meant that you had to get up early and watch something because a.) you wouldn't see it ever again and b.) you couldn't record it and watch it later.  Today, I slept through the live version and have been watching it as I do my chores and such.

A couple of comments before we get to the meat of this post...

- I loved the trees in the Abbey... it was so lovely to see them walk through a row of young trees.
- I thought the dress was very nice and simple and clean
- The music was so well chosen.  A John Rutter piece (natch!), some great boys choir numbers, and beautiful instrumental numbers.
- Speaking of music, perhaps my love of Monty Python ruined one of the hymns... all I could see in my mind was a half naked Eric Idle playing guitar and singing "Jerusalem."  Sorry!


What was up with those "hats?"  I'm kinda traditional but I do enjoy some funk in my fashion.  Here we go!




The tiny blue Indian would like his tiny blue canoe back...
and his tiny blue teepee


Very Ascot!

 NOT Hat

Looks like a dead beetle on a dead branch.
And by dead branch, I mean Posh herself.


Stylish yet with a little flair.

 Uhhhhh..... ?

Was this a nursing home pipe cleaner project?


Simple and understated.  I like the veil.


One or the other!  Either the bow OR the brim, not both!!!  
It's the Land Shark!!!


Pretty flower!  And the turban style is different.

NOT.... Oh dear lord...what the hell is that!!!


Next time - God... how do I follow this up?


  1. More commentary please! Hilarious!

  2. This is GREAT Kristen! A smile in the morning. Perfect.

  3. Oh..and even though I didn't get to see much of the ceremony, I did see the trees and thought that was such an unexpected touch. It softened the whole look of the stonework. I also heard the homily and thought that the message of them going out into the world and being able to accomplish more together than apart...was really good.

    I hope that they can keep the media at bay..and not be too consumed by the hype in their lives.