Britain

Designer Diaries – Duchess of Cambridge and Alice Temperley

Alice Temperley was born in 1975, one of four children. She was brought up on her parents' Somerset cider farm and described herself as "desperate desperate desperate" to get out of the countryside. She got her wish, attending Central Saint Martins in London, and establishing Temperley London, in Notting Hill, shortly after graduation. Temperley carved… Continue reading Designer Diaries – Duchess of Cambridge and Alice Temperley

Denmark · Norway · Spain · Sweden

Random Royaling – Flapping Flappies Everywhere

Yes, they are here to stay folks. We are talking wide legged trousers, or flappies, if you're being a true Baguette. Crown Princess Mary visited Jonstruplejren in Ballerup. The Danish Home Guard and the Danish Emergency Management Agency run Covid 19 operations from the camp, including phone banks and contact tracing. Mary showed up in… Continue reading Random Royaling – Flapping Flappies Everywhere

Belgium

Pocket Profile – Lilian, Princess of Réthy

We have another controversial royal onboard today, folks, so let's tighten our grips on our sceptors and wade on in. Lilian, Princess of Réthy, was born Mary Lilian Henriette Lucie Josephine Ghislaine Baels in London, England in 1916. Her parents were migrants, who had fled Belgium during World War I. Lilian was one of their nine… Continue reading Pocket Profile – Lilian, Princess of Réthy

Britain

Designer Diaries – Duchess of Cambridge and Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen

Much like Catherine Walker defined her late mother-in-law, Sarah Burton's designs for Alexander McQueen define the Duchess of Cambridge. Both women wore many designers, but if you were asked to play match-up fashion house to the royal, those pairings come to mind. The McQueen design house was founded by Alexander “Lee” McQueen, a fashion visionary.… Continue reading Designer Diaries – Duchess of Cambridge and Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen