Why we love it: The draping on the bottom half takes this floral dress to the next level since it adds a contrasting texture to the look. The draping technique continues to the back of the dress making for a pleasant surprise when Hyland turns around — it goes from sweet floral dress to a total knockout stunner! She paired it with Brian Atwood shoes in a cobalt colour and a matching Kotur clutch that both bring out the blues in the dress.
Takeaway: Pick a floral dress with interesting design elements instead of just basing your choice on the print itself. If you took away the print from this dress and remade it into a solid fabric, the dress would still be hot.
Why we love it: If only everybody looked like this while getting off a plane! Then again, there’s usually not a red carpet waiting for you on the tarmac when you get off. We’re suckers for bold geometric prints and this dress has that in spades! Plus it’s in a unique colour combination of aqua, forest-green, and white, which makes it stand out and makes it fun. She accents the look with cream accessories: the heels, the clutch and hat (the Brits sure do love a good hat!).
Takeaway: When wearing bold prints, accessorize with neutral items to minimize the in-your-face quality of the bold print. The neutral accessories will really let the print stand out.
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British singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding, landed the gig of the century, when she was the only one selected to perform at the newly married Duke William and Duchess Catherine’s intimate reception on Friday evening at Buckingham Palace.
In an interview with Us Weekly she said, “It was an amazing honour to be asked by Kate and William to perform at their party. The atmosphere was incredible and it is a night I’ll never forget!”
An honour indeed, as the young 24-year-old was reportedly the only singer invited to perform at the dinner and dance reception of just 300 people, hosted by Prince Charles. An attendee of the reception said Goulding performed a cover of Elton John’s “Your Song,” as well as her well-known pop hit, “Starry-Eyed.”
Goulding won the BBC sound of 2010 poll and was awarded the Critics Choice Awards at the 2010 BRIT Awards. The young Brit is also set to star as the musical guest on the May 7 episode of Saturday Night Live, with guest star Tina Fey. Reportedly, William and Catherine chose the singer because they were huge fans of her 2010 debut album, Lights.
I would have thought perhaps William’s long-time friend and wedding guest, Joss Stone may have been asked to perform a song or two, but it looks like Goulding beat out any competition for the opportunity to be a part of history.
A nice boost for the Brit’s career.