29 April 2011

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little augury Alexander McQueen stories




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12 comments:

  1. I watched early with girlfriends! It was calm and beautiful and quite collected!
    I loved the Westminster Abbey ceremony, the trees were lovely! I heard a commentator saying about her dress being 50's inspired, perhaps a sign of what kind of a wife she will be.
    I do hope she will as she promises to be and emancipated as much as she can get in this new and surely overwhelming setting.
    God luck and a long life together for the two of them!

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  2. Oh, she is just the perfect Princess Bride, breathtaking in Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen's design!

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  3. I wasn't going to bother but found myself wide awake at 6 am and glad I tuned in. The dress was beautiful and so appropriate. This was the prettiest I have ever seen her.

    Great post...very apropos.

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  4. She was lovely, I think like the bride's of the 50's in only the way she recognized place and appropriateness- as a part of her choice. The day of dresses with sleeves. it is hopefully a signal to a more covered bride rather than the pole dancer variety we get so much today.

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  5. As ever Gaye, the perfect juxtaposition of ideas. I love the way you've contextualised the big wedding. What incredible poise that young woman has. He too in fact. Very courtly!

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  6. i only wish them a happy ending xxx
    fab post!

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  7. Thank you, as if I was there.

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  8. Lovely contextual pairings as always!! I just adored her dress - thrilled she chose McQueen!! I think everything was just exquisite. I thought Barbara (my dog eared pages) summed it up perfectly on twitter - "Amazing Alexander McQueen, beautiful music, Abbey full of green + sea of wonderful hats. Just perfection! Cheers to the bride + groom!!"

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  9. Exquisite posting, the fifties reference I believe was to Grace Kelly's wedding dress. Both princesses' gowns have a timeless fairy tale quality much like those depicted in the illuminated manuscripts.

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  10. I thought Kate looked beautiful, I was expecting something more outrageous but it had understated McQueen trademarks and I think the dress was a triumph xx

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  11. I missed the ceremony.......only person in the world..maybe!

    I adored the dress. The total triumph! Exquisite! I hope it will set the tone for the next hundred years! Elegant......hand made lace.......(that doesn't happen in many countries)

    and the simplicity. Perfection......if you ask me!

    Penelope

    ps I very rarely say that!

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