Friday, July 26, 2013

Fashion Friday.

"The finest clothing made is a person's own skin,
but, of course, society demands something more than this."
~Mark Twain

Doesn't Helen Mirren look stunning in this red frock? The jury is out with regard to the length, though. I think I would have like it more if it had been a few inches longer or about six inches short, just below her knee. Nevertheless, I think she looks great. The color, the neckline, sleeve-length, all of it. I approve. She wore this for the "Red 2" premiere at Odeon Leicester Square in London. Fitting, to wear red for "Red 2."

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And of course HRH Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge won my heart in her beautiful periwinkle with white polka dots, a bespoke Jenny Packham piece, which she emerged in as she and Will introduced their new baby to the world in front of Lindo Wing at St. Mary's hospital in London.

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I thought the blue was a nice touch to honor her new son and the polka dots, a nice homage to Diana, William's mother, who also wore a dress with polka dots when William was born. I also love the fact that she did not try to hide her post-baby belly. All women know that the swollen belly does not immediately shrink when you have a baby, but so many new mothers have body image concerns and try desperately to cover up or wear their pre-pregnancy clothes immediately. I appreciate that Kate embraced her body and did not shy away from showing the world her normal post-birth figure.

Kate in empire-waisted bespoke Jenny Packham dress.
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Kate is definitely no stranger to Jenny Packham. In fact, whenever she wants a full red-carpet punch, she turns to Jenny Packham. Take a look at these other past Packham choices.

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Kate has worn Jenny Packham on many occasions.

That's it on fashion for this Friday. Any favorites of yours this week?

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Update Links.

Okay, so as you may have noticed I've been neglecting this blog over the past year or so. Therefore, I have have much to catch up on. Instead of posting a whole bunch of events (with major photo dumps) out of order, I'm going to date them back when they happened. Someday I might want to put this all in a book, and I'd rather they be in chronological order. So, I'll just keep updating this post with the links, so you can "go back in time" to read these older posts if you're interested in following my happenings over the last year. :)

South Dakota and beyond... Day One: The Misery of Martin's Cove.
South Dakota and beyond. Day Two: Mount Rushmore and Jessie's Girl in Deadwood.
South Dakota and beyond. Day Three: Part One: Reptile Gardens.
South Dakota and beyond. Day Three: Part Two: Crazy Horse.
South Dakota and beyond. Day Four: Devils Tower.
South Dakota and beyond. Day Five: Custer State Park and Drive Home.
Jackson Hole!
Family Brunch.
Cruising to Hawaii.
Hilo Hawaii: Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and A Little Orchid Love.
Polynesian Cultural Center.
Kauai: Abandoned Houses, Trees, Chickens, Waimea Canyon, and Rainbows.
Spring City. My Heritage.

Stay tuned for South Dakota and beyond, Jackson Hole, Emery went and bought a house, Hawaii, Spring City, and various family gatherings. :)

Oh, and just for the record, I'm anxiously awaiting the arrival of Baby Cambridge. I am royally obsessed. I AM my grandmother's granddaughter. So there will be posts about Kate, Will, and Baby Cambridge.

Good night for now!

Saturday, July 06, 2013

Random: Sunset.

"Because it's summer and memories are just waiting to be made."