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Royal Wedding – Fashion hits, misses and a crazy Hoxton street party!

Royal Wedding – Fashion hits, misses and a crazy Hoxton street party!

I watched the royal wedding yesterday – along with 2 billion or so people – at a friend’s House in Old Street, where a group of us sipped champagne and munched on scrambled eggs whilst watching “commoner” Kate become a Princess.

I loved watching the pomp and ceremony of the occasion..although I did find it slightly surreal, like I was watching England a hundred years or so ago. But what I loved more that anything (apart from the after party) was the fashion…

HIT: Katherine Middleton’s dress, designed by Alexander McQueen creative director Sarah Burton, was absolutely stunning. She looked beautiful, the look was spot on- classic and elegant, modern, unstuffy, unfussy and comparison’s to Grace Kelly on her wedding day were very appropriate. Her eye make-up was heavier than normal, which some Tweeter’s critiscised her for (apparently she did it herself) but I thought it looked great.

HIT: Kate’s sister Pippa looked fantastic as well, I loved the simplicity of the dress, also designed by Sarah Burton. It could have been a wedding dress in itself, and I’m sure it will inspire many copycat versions, but within the setting of a Westminster Abbey and to accompany Kate’s more extravagent, traditional dress it’s soft simplicity was perfect.

HIT: I thought Camilla looked great – her stylist is superb- and she continues to wear outfits that flatter her hair and skintone. Similarly, Carole Middleton looked classic and elegant-simple styling but chic. The Queen looked young and spring-like in daffodil yellow.

MISS: How could Princesses Eugenie (in Vivienne Westwood) and Beatrice (in Couture Valentino and a Philip Treacy hat) get it so wrong..but oh they did! They made expensive outfits look budget and the Beatrice’s hat in particular just didn’t work. Sorry ladies!


Royal Wedding, FashionBite

 Royal wedding party, FashionBite

Royal Wedding party, FashionBite

After watching the wedding, a group of us headed out to a street party below. The George & Vulture pub in Old Street hosted a party, complete with bbque and bouncy castle. After hours of drinking and hundreds more people turning up, the party turned into a mini-festival with music blasting out from outdoor decks and everyone dancing under the speckled sunshine. By the end of the night the street was absolutely rammed and people were dancing on tables, roofs and spilling out on to the main road. The atmosphere was amazing!

FashionBite xx

Emily Seares is an award-winning magazine editor and journalist and the founding editor of FashionBite. She was featured in VOGUE's Digital Powerlist Top 100 and is a quoted style expert for most national newspapers and magazines.

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