Royal Wedding Dress - Kate Middleton's Wedding Dress

Kate Middleton makes her way to Westminster Abbey (Pic:PA)
Royal bride Kate Middleton's wedding Bridal dress is an ivory gown with lace applique floral detail designed by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen, it was announced today.

Made of ivory and white satin gazar, the skirt resembles "an opening flower" with white satin gazar arches and pleats.
And Kate's bridal flowers contain a touching tribute to her husband to-be - her bouquet includes sweet William.

The dress's beautiful, intricate train measures just two metres 70 centimetres - modest in comparison to many previous royal brides.

The train and bodice are decorated with delicate lace applique flowers, handcrafted using the Carrickmacross lace-making technique, which originated in Ireland in the 1820s.

Kate Middleton and her father, Michael, travel in a Rolls Royce to Westminster Abbey (Pic:Reuters)
Kate waved to the crowds as she was driven to Westminster Abbey

Royal Wedding: Kate Middleton waves to the crowd (Pic:AFP/Getty Images)
Kate's skirt resembles "an opening flower" with white satin gazar arches and pleats

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Koko & Palenki welcomes celebrity designer Nicole Richie

Koko & Palenki, South Florida’s trend setting boutique, teams up with Nicole Richie for an afternoon of style. On Friday April 29, 2011, Koko & Palenki’s Aventura Mall store will host celebrity Fashion designers, Nicole Richie from 2-4 p.m. Richie will be signing autographs and showcasing new pieces from her Spring line of House of Harlow 1960.

“Of our five South Florida locations we picked our Aventura store because it’s central to our clients coming from both the north and south,” said Pamela Garcia, President of Koko & Palenki. “This is going be a great event because our boutique is the perfect setting where fashion lovers and style icons can connect.”

In 2009 Richie launched her boho-chic line House of Harlow 1960, as a jewelry line. Since then HOH 1960 has grown into a full line featuring shoes, ready-to-wear fashion and jewelry. Koko & Palenki has been showcasing the line since its inception. The boutique now carries HOH 1960 jewelry, sunglasses and shoes. In the fall the store will also be carrying Richie’s Winter Kate line.

Nicole Richie’s appearance is going to be the first in a series designed by Koko & Palenki to bring fashion icons and celebrities to its South Florida locations. For future events Koko & Palenki customers will receive special invites to other in-store appearances.
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Who will steal Fashion Crown at Scottish Fashion Awards!

Organiser's of Scotland's most high profile celebration of fashion and style have announced the shortlist for the event's 'Scottish Fashion Icon' award, which will be presented at the 6th annual Scottish Fashion Awards in association with

In a poll conducted by the Scottish Fashion Awards, asked 500 15 - 35 yrs olds in key Scottish cities, who they felt where 'Scotland's most fashion conscious and stylish celebrities'. The survey asked a random sample of 15 - 35 yr olds to rate their top 3 Scottish celebrities from a list of 20 provided to them.

"This gives us a great mechanic to formulate the short list," said Tessa Hartmann, founder and Chairman of the awards. "It's just a bit of fun to add to the awards, as all our other categories are very serious and judged by an international fashion panel - hence their credibility. But this year, before we go live with the fashion icon on line voting, we wanted to find out who our nation really thought was stylish. Now it's over to Capital FM listeners and the people across Scotland to cast their vote!"

Paul Cooney, Managing Director of Capital FM, sponsors of the award category said: "The nominees for 2011 superbly represent the variety and contrast among Scottish style and talent - everything from sophisticated glamour to cutting edge trend setters. This category showcases everything that Scottish fashionistas have to offer and provides a platform for us to recognise individuality and personal style. It's great to see such a mixture of faces from the worlds of music, fashion, television and film."


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Modbe introduces fashion-forward swim wear

DownEast Basics debuts its 2011 swim wear collection, offering women high style, trendy yet modest swimsuit designs that can be worn at the beach or poolside while staying on a budget. The swim wear’s mix-and-match options and designs that complement every body type are a perennial favorite among shoppers.

This year, DownEast fashion designer Andrea Updike infused the new line with metallic prints as just one of the latest trends. The brand’s sister company, Modbe Clothing, has released a new line of swim wear just in time for summer, as well.

“There are so many great colors this year that were fun to incorporate into the swim line,” said Updike. “Interesting and unexpected pairings of color were my inspiration. My favorite new DownEast swim prints are the scroll pattern, block floral and tropical oasis.”

“Our swim wear features design details that correlate to the latest trends, like those you see on the runways at fashion shows in New York or Paris – including metallic prints, appliqué flowers, ruffles and stripes,” said Updike. “The benefit for our customers is that they can dress in style while saving over half of what they would spend on other designer swim wear.”

The DownEast swim line, which originated in 2008 with six tops and two bottoms, has proven so popular that the brand expanded the line to over 40 pieces in 2011. This year’s line offers styles and prints in a variety of options so shoppers can mix and match to create their own combinations, including choosing from swim tanks, halters, bikinis and skirts, as well as layering options with DownEast’s summer cover-ups and swim dresses.

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Lingerie brand Ultimo picks real women over models

UK’s leading fashion designers lingerie and women’s wear brand, Ultimo recently signed seven 'real women' to represent its new lingeries collection.

Being insightful to the complaints from ordinary women that real need not mean fat, the firm organized a national level competition, where the firm received over 10,000 entries from several women, eager and willing to model for the brand.

The firm picked the seven finalists to be the new faces and bodies of the brand. This was the company’s second campaign where it shunned professional models to use the so-called 'real women'.

Michelle Mone OBE, CEO of Ultimo, who modelled for her own lingerie in a campaign last year, said that, they were inundated with applications during the last competition, and added that, all the women were very much excited and did a wonderful job.

The models picked by Ultimo vary in the age group of 18 to 31 years and ranged in sizes from 8 to 18. 

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