Britain

The Designer Diaries – Norman Hartnell:Part 1

Featured Image: The Daily Mail A quick overview of the man to get us all acquainted: As any good fashion observer knows, Sir Norman Hartnell (June 12th 1901- June 8th 1979) was one of the great designers of his time. As a Hollywood costume designer he dressed film stars like Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn, and Vivien Leigh. That had all… Continue reading The Designer Diaries – Norman Hartnell:Part 1

Belgium · Luxembourg

Royal Wedding Gowns – Eighties Excess

This is the last in our series on royal wedding gowns. We hope you enjoyed the tour, which took us through family traditions, cultural aesthetics, matching gowns to venues, scaling gowns to the occasion, coats and wraps galore, and many other aspects of designing a royal wedding gown. If you want to revisit any part… Continue reading Royal Wedding Gowns – Eighties Excess

Bhutan · Brunei · Japan

Royal Wedding Gowns – Color

Royal weddings are not always about white gowns. Today we'll look at color, and how it is reflected in the wedding ensembles worn in Japan, Brunei and Bhutan. Previous entries in this series can be found on the header, under Find That Post!/Recurring Feature. Bride: Masako OwadaTraditional Dress: Jūnihitoe Did you know that when Crown… Continue reading Royal Wedding Gowns – Color

Britain · Monaco · Spain

Royal Wedding Gowns – Fatigue-Defying Lace

Welcome our Royal Wedding Gown series, where we look at royal gowns from a different perspective. Today we are tackling everyone's favorite subject, lace fatigue, and defying it with gowns that do lace right. Previous entries in this series can be found in the Recurring Feature section, Weddings, found under "Find that Post!" in the… Continue reading Royal Wedding Gowns – Fatigue-Defying Lace

Netherlands

Royal Wedding Gowns – The Dutch Aesthetic

Welcome our Royal Wedding Gown series, where we look at royal gowns from a different perspective. Today, let's discuss some of the common elements that make up the Dutch aesthetic. We talked about Queen Maxima's wedding gown at length here, and Princess Irene's dress here, so we won't be including them in the post today.… Continue reading Royal Wedding Gowns – The Dutch Aesthetic