With baby fever taking over the United Kingdom (and the world, for that matter), let us not forget about the other Princess who knows how to make a powerful fashion statement: Princess Beatrice. Ever since her “hat moment” at the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s nuptials two years ago, she’s upped her style game by hiring a stylist (that would be Charlie Anderson) and wearing some of the biggest names in British fashion (like Roksanda Ilincic and Jonathan Saunders). Click through to see what she’s been up to.
Roksanda Ilincic’s “Izumi” dress is a go-to dress this season. Princess Beatrice, 23, paired the British designer’s piece with sky-high cobalt Nicholas Kirkwood platforms and a pink Anya Hindmarch clutch at the 2012 Britain Creates party in London in June. The next week, Marisa Tomei took the style for a spin during Men’s Fashion Week in Paris, where the 47-year-old actress matched the shift’s electric cuffs to her Aperlai peep-toes. “Women should follow their heart and feel comfortable in what they’re wearing,” Ilincic, shown inset, told InStyle.com. “You should feel empowered, and always add a personal touch—your own personality to the garment.” It looks like these ladies did just that! The style is available $1,300 at farfetch.com. Plus, see more stars who love Roksanda Ilincic in the gallery.
Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee is an ongoing celebration! Yesterday included a royal concert, complete with performances by Sir Elton John and Kylie Minogue, before Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge joined the princes and princesses this morning at St. Paul’s Cathedral for a thanksgiving service in honor of the Queen’s 60-year reign. Click through the gallery to see more memorable photos from the momentous occasion.
The 138th Kentucky Derby starts this Friday, giving celebrities a great excuse to break out their most over-the-top head gear. To celebrate, we’ve rounded up the most statement-making hats in recent history, from Sarah Jessica Parker‘s acorn-topped fascinator and Lady Gaga‘s iceberg design, to Princess Beatrice‘s famous royal wedding topper—a look that launched over 40 Facebook groups. See more outrageous celebrity hats in the gallery now.
It’s been quite a year for Princess Beatrice! Last April, she made headlines when she showed up to her cousin Prince William’s wedding with a ribbon fascinator perched atop her head, an accessory that went on to launch endless conversation and more than 40 Facebook groups. (Eventually, she auctioned it off for charity.) Ever since, the York princess—with the help of her trusty new stylist, Charlie Anderson—has stepped up her style, whipping out couture outfits one after another. Click through the gallery to see for yourself.
What happened in 2011? Princess Beatrice‘s fascinator went viral, Rihanna made a case for sheer clothing, and Demi Lovato pulled a Kriss Kross and wore her gown backwards. See the biggest celebrity style risks of the year in the gallery now.
In continuation of our celebration of this Friday’s 11/11/11, we picked our top 11 royal style moments of the year. Click through the gallery to see Kate Middleton’s memorable wedding dress, Pippa Middleton’s head-turning look, Princess Beatrice’s viral topper, and more.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
2 metal headbands, wired pink ribbon, glue gun (all available at M&J Trimming, 212-204-9595).
1. Stack two metal headbands, with bottom ends of one on curve of the other, and glue them together.
2. Wrap wired ribbon around top headband until completely covered; glue down both ends.
3. Create two bows (leave ends hanging) and secure both to top of headband by wrapping a piece of ribbon around knots three times and gluing end down.
COMPLETE YOUR LOOK:
Rim your eyes in black, don a pastel day suit, and slip on this haute couture headgear!
For more inspiring hat ideas, click through the hottest hats at the Royal Wedding.