Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Jubilee Weekend In Review

As somebody who has always appreciated the Royal Family, I fully expected to enjoy this weekends celebrations in honour of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee...
However, I didn't expect to feel as moved by it all as I have been.

Considering that she is 86 years old, and that the Duke Of Edinburgh is 90, I think its remarkable that they were as active as they were throughout the four day celebrations.

On Saturday we saw them in attendance at the Epsom Derby, on Sunday they were aboard the Royal Barge joining in with a 1,000 strong flotilla along the River Thames - standing for the entire four hour long trip in harsh rain and extreme cold, on Monday the Queen attended the Diamond Jubilee concert held outside Buckingham Palace, and today the Queen and the rest of the Royal Family attended a Thanksgiving service and luncheon before the events culminated with their procession home and their appearance on the balcony of the palace.

The papers have dwelled very much  on the outfits worn by Kate Middleton, with many suggesting that this red Alexander McQueen ensemble was too daring and was an attempt to upstage the monarch on her special day

In my personal opinion, Kate looked beautiful as always and I see nothing wrong in a young Royal wearing a striking colour .

If anybodys outfit colour was ill-advised I would have said it was Camilla's, as her cream-coloured outfit looked remarkably similar to the white outfit worn by the Queen and reminded me of someone wearing white to a wedding to upstage the bride.

However, I thought that the Queen herself looked absolutely stunning - my favourite outfit was this one:

Accentued with swarovski, this was the perfect look for the Diamond event. I can only hope to have such elegance at the grand old age of 86!!

And what about the Diamond Jubilee concert, attended by all of Pops royalty?!

For me, the fashion mistake of the night belonged to Cheryl Cole

While I usually like her style, I felt that this "wet look" mish mash of sequins and mesh coupled with a very mediocre ponytail and overly heavy makeup was a little short of the mark for the occasion. Much like her vocals, unfortunately!

Kylie Minogue's apparent nod to the Pearly Queens of London was a more fun approach

While, for once, Jessie J got it right in her Falguni & Shane peacock dress - with her more styled ponytail perhaps the look that Cheryl had been hoping for, but didn't quite achieve?!

But, after all is said & done, we Brits are good at tacky - and thats the look I went for myself while celebrating the Jubilee!!

I went for "Royal Blue" eyes using two shades of blue from my MAC palette

I wore my hair in a messy Fishtail plait:

Accesorised with a Union Jack top hat fascinator from Tesco:

And for my "Red, White & Blue" themed outfit, I wore:

My blue court shoes from New Look - £24.99

My bright red jeans from New Look - £17.99

And my Union Jack Lip Print tank top from New Look - £7.99

I also wore my Union Jack nails:

And that completed my very cheesy but festive Jubilee look! God Save The Queen!

What did you do to celebrate the Jubilee? Who did you think hit the right notes in the fashion stakes?! 
Let me know! :)

xoxo Hayley
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