It is my absolute favorite day of the week. Raise your glass--ok, too early for that--raise your coffee mug to Saturday, and cast your eye over Miss Pippa Middleton's evening ensemble for the inaugural ParaSnowBall in London.
This jaw-dropper is the Deplisa Maxi Pleat dress from Hugo Boss. It is 100% polyester and features the prominent neckline and a glamorous, pleated skirt. I think it is absolutely gorgeous. Retail: £750.
I love plunging necklines. They are my ultimate fashion weakness. My mother would say this neckline is too much, and--ouf--she would be right. That doesn't mean I wouldn't stand in front of the mirror for ten minuets debating, but... I think the problem with this neckline is that it is curved. Kate has pulled off similar vertiginous plunges, but I think linear edges are more flattering.
A narrower plunge gives the same feminine and seductive vibe, without over exposure. It is subtle, but, I think it makes a difference. Furthermore, since it is just us girls...the juxtaposition between curve and line is also more flattering. Still, this was not meant to be a "why Kate is better than Pippa" because, she was a total babe at the ParaSnowBall.
|Presenting... via BBC Nesday|
Pips carried Carolina Herrera's "Goldie" clutch:
She did take a cue from older sister Kate, by tapping Monica Vinader for her sparkly accessories. Pippa wore the Siren Wire Cocktail earrings, three multi-faceted aquamarines in 18-ct gold and retailing at £290:
And she matched her earrings to Vinader's "Capri" cuff, an 18-ct gold plated vermeil on sterling silver and set with another multi-faceted aquamarine. The bracelet retails for £280. I think the lady won the title Perfect Pippa! (Special thanks to LiveLoveLaughvr who did a lot of legwork on several of these Ids)
Speaking of Kate, what has she been up to? It has been widely reported that the Duchess made a field trip with her little prince on Friday, taking George to the Science Museum. People reported:
With only personal protection officers in attendance, Kate and George, 20 months, spent part of the morning at the museum, a short drive from their London home at Kensington Palace. They mainly visited the Pattern Pod, a "multi-sensory" gallery that is targeted at the youngest children. It captures the patterns "around us and encourages children to recognise and copy patterns – or create entirely new ones of their own," according to the museum.
The Queen sent her "first" tweet from the Science Museum on the 25th of October in 2014. I don't think this historic event would have resonated with George much, but I bet he loved the creative play!
|Science Museum Facebook|
Since we are moving through the "Christmas card update", what has William been up to? Working. Thursday morning, The Gloucester Citizen reported that William flew into the Gloucester airport, where Ellen Roome, a woman in a nearby business, snapped a few shots. The report noted Ms. Roome's comments:
Our office overlooks the runway and we saw a royal flight was coming in. We knew it was a royal flight because the helicopter landed here last year for race week with Camilla Parker Bowles and Princess Anne in.
That kids, is the problem with having a distinctive ride. You get noticed. A stand-out helicopter is the equivalent of the plebs' vanity plates, I guess. :)
When William flew out, an aide followed the royal with a baby gift-bag decorated with giraffes, elephants, and lions and a Monopoly game sticking out. The next question is, of course, what was William doing off in Gloucester? It isn't exactly Norfolk, which is where his job will be. I have made a little map to give the non-locals some perspective. William is the little Google pin:
Bond Air Services, the "largest operator of air ambulance and police air aviation units" in the United Kingdom is in Gloucester, so it seems that William is hard at work finishing up that civil license.
Lastly, as we approach Kate's final events, and the upcoming birth of the second Cambridge child, a lot of thoughts are turning toward the question second only to gender: name. What will William and Kate name their new addition? Bookies in Lodnon held a cheeky corgi race to determine the name. People reported:
Ten Corgis in the "Barkingham Palace" Gold Cup vied for first place, with five females and five males in contention. All the dogs wore appropriately royal names on their backs.
Let me know which Corgi you favored, or if your name didn't make the pack. I have wanted an Alexandra since we were waiting anxiously for George's arrival, so I am hoping that Corgi Alexandra's win is a good omen for my preference.
P.S. Anyone who votes for Boris, well, you can just pack your things and not come back. I kid... but, seriously, no Boris.
Happy Saturday! May the best Corgi win!