Inspiration: Kate Middleton
Plaid has been making big moves this season. The print isn’t just the sole property of cozy flannel shirts anymore — it’s popping up on skirts, blazers and pants, all perfect for your next holiday party. It’s even more exciting to browse through the racks when there’s a large variety of plaids and colour combinations to choose from. It’s sleek, it’s fun and a great alternative to the holiday sequin.
TREND: Fancy Pants Pyjamas
Inspiration: David Beckham’s gift to Victoria Beckham
Take a cue from David Beckham’s not-so-secret gift for wife Posh/Victoria Beckham, and indulge in a fancy set of pyjamas. After a long night of parties and fun, it’s the perfect comfy outfit to spend all those mornings after in. Don’t worry about dropping too much cash—there are a number of brands and labels putting out some great sets just in time for Christmas. If you want to stay in something homey for yet another holiday dinner or get together, try a pajama-styled blouse. The sleek spring trend continues to have legs even after all the leaves have fallen.
WTF: Expensive Leather Bear
I really do love Alexander Wang and am very much looking forward to seeing what he will do for french fashion label, Balenciaga. What I don’t love is this leather bear. There’s nothing cuddly about the bear at all, especially the $225 price tag. His sherling chest seems soft enough but please remember how terrible it is trying to sleep on a leather couch—you stick to it and it hurts like hell when you finally get off of it. So no, not cuddly whatsoever. Between this and designer skateboard decks (as a skating fan: blech), it’s safe to say I’m not a huge fan of typical items made luxurious because their over the top price tags are hardly practical. Nice try Wang, but I’m not buying it.
Did a prank go too far?
A nurse who unsuspectingly transferred a prank call from Australian hosts posing as Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles has been found dead in what is reportedly a suicide. The nurse has been identified as Jacintha Saldanha.
Saldanha was the first to answer the call on Tuesday as hosts Mel Greig and Michael Christian tried to get information on expectant mother Kate Middleton, who was admitted into the King Edward VII Hospital after suffering from acute morning sickness. Saldanha’s first responses along with those of a second nurse were recorded and broadcast on air.
According to a statement by hospital chairman Lord Glenarthur, he said: “This is a tragic event. Jacintha was a first-class nurse who cared diligently for hundreds of patients during her time with us. She will be greatly missed.”
Prince William and Kate have also issued a statement, expressing how deeply saddened they are to learn of the death.
“Their royal highnesses were looked after so wonderfully well at all times by everybody at King Edward VII Hospital, and their thoughts and prayers are with Jacintha Saldanha’s family, friends and colleagues at this very sad time.”
While the Australian Communications and Media Authority are still investigating the case, the radio hosts have since issued apologies and have decided not to return to their radio show until further notice.
“Just on our royal prank call… we were very surprised that our call was put through, we thought we’d be hung up on as soon as they heard our terrible accents,” Christian wrote on his Twitter account. “We’re very sorry if we’ve caused any issues and we’re glad to hear that Kate is doing well.”
Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, has just been released from the hospital after suffering from a very serious illness called “hyperemesis gravidarum.” With Middleton’s return home, the royal couple has lots to celebrate about, including their obviously amazing news that they will be having a baby. But there are a few trolls out there who are making the experience a bit hard to swallow. Cue creepy Kate-William mash-up photos that are crawling the internet. Oh and not to mention the inevitable, satirical Twitter account “Royal Fetus.“And to top it all off, The Poke made this extensive program called Royal Baby Maker that allows readers to morph the faces of William and Kate.
I think the Internet just needs to calm down and wait for the actual day when this royal baby arrives — because with the charm and kindness of its parents, it’s bound to be a beautiful baby. In the meantime, let’s look at the potential morphlings made by people of the internet.
Here are 5 creepy photos of a potential royal baby:
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In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Harry Styles reveals which One Direction bandmate he would date and Lindsay Lohan flees from another hit-and-run.
HIT: Harry Styles reveals who he would date from One Direction
Sorry Larry fans, but Harry wouldn’t date Louis Tomlinson! Instead, Harry would want to date Liam Payne! He recently told Top of the Pop magazine, “I think I’d go out with Liam because he’s a genuine, kind-hearted boy. Someone being genuine is really important to me. I think if you were his girlfriend, he would treat you really well.” 1) Must be heartbreaking for the other three 1D members and 2) D’aww….
MISS: Lindsay Lohan flees the scene after hit-and-run
It’s cool, Amanda Bynes, I wouldn’t take Lindsay’s twitter rant too seriously especially after she got arrested for leaving a hit-and-run. Lohan reportedly hit a male pedestrian while driving her Porsche in New York City. She was later charged with a misdemeanor for fleeing but was released soon after. We can easily solve the recent spike in celebrity car accidents by taking away both Bynes’ and Lohan’s license. See, problem solved.
HIT: Rob Pattinson and Kristen Stewart meet post-scandal
According to US Weekly sources, Rob and Kristen are hanging out again! You team Robert die-hards can suck it because TWILIGHT IS SAVED. I do have one question though: how did they manage to avoid being seen together from the paps? I swear the paparazzi follows them 24/7. Congratulations to the two to managing to do the impossible.
MISS: Chris Zylka broken-heartily tweets about break-up with Lucy Hale
Thanks to Twitter, Chris Zylka pretty much confirmed his break-up with Pretty Little Liars star, Lucy Hale. Zylka tweeted, “”Don’t have a girlfriend. She decided she was too good.” He later apologized and said Hale was “one of the most talented people [he’s] ever know,’ and continued apologizing seven tweets later. No wonder Hale broke up with him. He’s kind of like Charlie on HBO Girls with his smothering love.
HIT: Rookie Mag tries to get President Barack Obama for their “Ask A Grown Man” video
“Ask a Grown Man” is just another brilliant idea from teen fashion maverick/Rookie Mag’s editor-in-chief/bitch-face teacher extraordinaire (She taught Jimmy Fallon last week), Tavi Gevinson. Manly stars such as Mad Men’s Jon Hamm, the Office writer and actor B.J. Novak and super producer Judd Apatow have already appeared on the web series where they give advice to teenage girls. Who else better to share their wisdom if not the Jay-Z and Beyoncé endorsed President of the United States? Go get him, Tavi. #Obama4grownman.
MISS: French tabloid ordered to turn in topless Kate Middleton photos
It must be a relief for Prince Harry to not be the only Royal caught without clothes on these days, but it’s becoming a bit of a legal nightmare for the royal family. The royal family’s lawyers recently won their suit against French tabloid, Closer, who now has to stop publishing and hand over the pictures of Kate sunbathing topless in the South of France. The photos were clearly a violation of privacy as Kate and Prince William were staying a secluded chateau. The Royals can’t seem to get a grip on the situation as a fifth publication plans to publish the photos by the end of this week. Poor Kate! She’s such a perfect example of grace, intelligence and beauty! They should just leave her alone!
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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What she’s wearing: Lovato was photographed wearing a lace white dress and a spike-studded denim jacket on her way to tape an episode of X-Factor US.
Why we love it: If this outfit is any indication of what type of X-Factor judge Lovato will be, expect the former Disney star to be tough but kind. The small lace details makes this LWD (little white dress) a standout as it draws inspiration from the current lace-crochet trend. Lovato counterbalances the soft sweet dress with with a spiked denim jacket, which will surely scare off her fellow judge Simon Cowell. To style the look, Lovato draws inspiration from retro icon Rosie the Riveter, with her red-polka dot headband and updo while modernizing the look with round white sunglasses.
What she’s wearing: The Glee star wore a vibrant multi-coloured striped Prada dress, paired with Capri sandals and Miu Miu sunglasses at the 2012 Giffoni Film Festival.
Why we love it: The bright colours and the quirky geometric patterns makes this classic babydoll dress an eye-turner. The thick red sunglasses and chunky red sandals complete this look, perfect for a fun day in beautiful Giffoni Valle Piana, Italy.
What she’s wearing: While awaiting the Olympic Torch’s arrival to Buckingham Palace, the Duchess of Cambridge wears an Adidas Official Team GB white polo, cobalt blue jeans from Zara, and navy Corkswoon wedges by Stuart Weitzman.
Why we love it: Usually the words ‘casual’ and ‘royalty’ don’t go together, but Kate proves she can pull off any look with royal ease. Coloured denim has been a trend for a while now, but seeing the future Queen of England rocking a pair of electric blue jeans shows that this trend is here to stay. Perhaps she can convince her husband Prince Will to give coloured denim a try too. The crisp white polo keeps this look simple but most importantly shows her support for Team Great Britain. Navy wedges keep everything in the Team GB colour scheme and also match her sapphire engagement ring. (Don’t pretend you didn’t see it, that thing is massive!).
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God bless you, modern technology.
After a public poll to determine whose lips and hair we admire the most, an image of what is called “the ultimate celebrity” was created, probably by someone with way too much time on their hands.
The photo, posted on The Daily Mail UK, shows what one’s face would look like if they have Megan Fox’s eyebrows, Kate Middleton’s hair and obviously Angeline Jolie’s lips. The result is apparently the ultimate object of desire but to who? The Daily Mail says 9,000 people were polled but fail to mention age, sex and class.
One user commented at the source asking a very good question about the chosen celebrities: “why are they all white?” But if you look at the alien woman (and I mean, really look at her face and not her boobs) she does look similar to Kim Kardashian.
Kim Karashian has won the very prestigious award as the “Most Ill Mannered Person of 2011.” She received this award from the National League of Junior Cotillions “for making a private matter public and disrespecting the institution of marriage.”
Kim’s 72 day marriage has really caused her a lot of problems. Granted it increased her fame into an even more ridiculous level, but she has also created a lot of hatred for herself by the general public.
Kate Middleton was awarded the title of Best-Mannered Person of 2011 “for the poise and dignity with which she conducts herself in the public spotlight.”
That’s no surprise – that’s why she’s a princess.
Quite the hefty sum for 35-year-old schoolteachers Emma Appleby and Tom Wyatt to pay. The couple, who is also expecting their second child in seven weeks, reportedly beat out shipping tycoons and Russian billionaires who were interested in the Bradfield Sutton, England home.
The Daily Mail also reports that the couple won the home at 10,000 pounds below asking price and weren’t interested in the royal history behind the home.
“We had been looking for a property for quite a while when we found this one,” Appleby told the Daily Mail. “The Middleton factor did not influence us at all and we had no idea at first. We were attracted to the lovely village, lovely house, good primary school and being near friends.”
The home itself has four bedrooms and is a semi-detached Victorian style dwelling. It’s red brick walls are still a popular tourist stop for buses doing star tours of “Middleton Country.”
The auctioneer, Dudley Singleton said, “The Middleton family will be glad to know a young family is moving in there are not somebody who just wanted an investment on the back of their name.”
Really, I think the Middleton family will be happier to know their time in Bradfield didn’t cost them almost $800,000.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z have reportedly been asked to perform at the royal wedding reception, reports Digital Spy.
Prince William and Kate Middleton are said to be big fans of the married entertainers and it is reported that the pair have accepted the offer.
“Both William and Kate are massive fans of Beyoncé and Jay-Z,” a source said. “They really wanted to make their big day even more special and what better way than by getting pop royalty to perform at the party?
“Will and Kate will have an official reception for hundreds of dignitaries before throwing a less formal bash for loved-ones. They both wanted to ditch traditions and make it more personal for them.”
Jay-Z and Beyoncé are both in Europe at the moment while she promotes her new single ’Run The World (Girls),’ so maybe this is just a rumour due to the fact that they are in Europe? Or maybe it’s actually true? Who knows, but I find it very difficult to picture the Queen of England doing the Single Ladies dance.
George Michael took to Twitter to announce that he has decided to write a royal tune for the upcoming nuptials of Prince William to Kate Middleton. And who better to ask for help than his fellow tweeters?
“I have been thinking about Will and Kate…. and I’m so happy for William… the whole country is getting ready to party! Let’s have our own celebration twitter style…..
“Instead of Song of the Day, let’s pick a song I can give to you on here sometime this week. I’ll grab my piano player and bob’s your uncle… Wedding gift and bank holiday thank u to my twitter lovelies rolled into one.
“I’ll do the vocals at home… Come on boyz n girls…what song should it be? Oh and it can’t be one of mine, they are all a bit too sad….no sniggering and agreeing, you at the back!”
It will be interesting to see how this song is going to turn out, but we have faith f-faith f-faith that it will be amazing!
After expressing a while later that he had come up with a “beautiful song,” Michael kept tweeting with updates on the song’s progress, and even announced that he had gotten a royal thumbs up for it!
“As it turns out, while I was singing I got a text saying they liked the song…..which is the only green light I cared about! Hooray!!” (He later clarified, “No no, I didn’t get a ROYAL text, I just had a good friend run my choice of song by them. No point in making it if they won’t enjoy it….:).”)
According to Michael, the song will be ready for the world to hear by Friday, tweeting Wednesday morning,“I’m up early because I only have one more day to finish the track if I’m going to give you all the song by Friday!”
It looks like word of the bad economy has finally reached Buckingham palace!
British Royal Prince William and his fiancé, Kate Middleton, have decided to skip the garish, expensive honeymoon following their spring wedding. Instead, the pair have opted for a trip to the picturesque but geographically convenient Isles of Scilly just off the coastal town of Penzance.
Gotta love those lighthouses!
It’s been said that this vacation choice was not only easier on the royal family’s wallet but also made the security detail surrounding the couple far more manageable. After the recent attack on Charles and Camilla, the last thing the royal family needs is another dangerous breach.
It should be a trip down memory lane for William, who used to vacation in the isles when he was younger with brother Harry and his royal parentals, Charles and Diana.
The couple will wed on April 29th at Westminster Abbey.
Jealous girls and curious on-lookers alike want to know more about Kate Middleton and Chelsy Davy, the two young women who have stolen the hearts of Prince William and Harry.
In fact, they want to know more about the girls than the princes themselves. According to Live Search’s ‘Top 100 Searches for 2006′, Middleton, Prince William’s girlfriend (poised to be his fiance and future queen) comes in first among the Royal Family in online popularity. Middleton is most searched on the web, followed by Davy, Harry’s girlfriend.
Following the two young women was Zara Phillips, William and Harry’s cousin and the only daughter of Princess Anne. She was named BBC Sports’ Personality of the Year earlier this month – she is a world champion equestrienne.
Prince William came in at number four on the most-searched list. His brother Harry only made it to number eight.