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Darlings, it’s the question everyone’s been asking all week. “Did you watch the Royal Wedding?” Oh it was pure magic! Your’s truly was left off the guest list. My arrival would have caused quite a stir and rendered the attendees gobsmacked! You see, back in the mid 70’s, Prince Charles and I had quite a romp in Windsor Castle.

Let’s just say, Camilla must be a very happy woman.

Now, back to the Royal Wedding! Oh the dresses! The fascinators! These guests clearly got the memo on how to dress for this event. It got me thinking… What would I have worn to such an affair?

I knew I wanted a midi dress, something in a soft pastel or floral, and I wanted a sleeve. In a word, “ladylike.” I took my cues from Kate Middleton for this look, who always looks polished and appropriate. With Kate as my muse, I began my search for a “princess worthy” dress.

I pictured myself having tea with the queen and eating crustless cucumber sandwiches under a canopy of roses. After finding many suitable dresses that checked off all my boxes, I chose a lovely confection by Costarellos. They’re known for their uber feminine dresses. I even spied a Costarellos dress with red trim at the Royal Wedding. My Cordone Lace Midi Dress with it’s pale pink lace, jewel neckline and A-line silhouette could easily go from a garden party to a castle celebration.

No Royal Wedding attire would be complete without a fascinator! Since I wore my silver locks long and flowing, I opted for a larger size fascinator by Jasper Conran. If I was wearing my hair in an updo, I would have chose a slightly smaller one. It’s all about proportions, Darlings! Not sure about how to wear this delightful headgear? Study photos of how Kate Middleton, the master of the fascinator, wears hers. A little tilt to the side of the head and off you go!

I don’t know about you, but I did tear up several times, watching the Royal Wedding. For that reason alone, when going to such an event, one needs a lovely handbag to hold all the Kleenex you’ll be using! What do you think the Queen always stuffs in those handbags of hers? According to one Royal Insider, it’s full of tissues and Altoids! For my bag, I chose the Olympia Chain Bag by Bottega Veneta. With it’s classic shape, this versatile bag can easily go from a lady-like tea party to a casual jeans look.

If there’s one fashion trick Kate Middleton knows it’s how to create a long, lean sophisticated look. For years now she’s worn the L.K. Bennett “Sledge” Pump. In patent leather, these nude pumps have a sleek platform and look professional enough for the boardroom and elegant enough for High Tea with a Dutchess.

An elongated silhouette is just a shoe away!

So my fashionable friends, I do hope you don’t get your knickers in a twist the next time you have a dressy daytime event. Try for a feminine look fit for a royal and Bob’s your uncle! Darlings… That’s one of the fun British phrases I learned from Charles… “You’re ready to go!”

Cheers Loves,

XOXO, Hildie


  • 1010ParkPlace May 25, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    Oh, Hildie! You look smashing! You certainly would have caught Prince Charles’s eye… again… and would have been one of the best dressed women there. You dress is so perfect, and your fascinator isn’t too large or kooky looking, although Fergie’s girls were more conservative at this wedding! You are a treat, my dear, and I love you!! I’m always excited to see what you’re wearing. xoxox, Brenda

  • TJ May 25, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    I was glad to see the ghastly Beatrix and Eugenie being muted this time around – maybe they were threatened by the grey men not to cause a stir and rightly too, it was not their day, as much as they love to grab the undue limelight, and have heard some criticise Camilla’s beautiful head piece as looking like an ‘iced Vo-Vo’ (a fancy biscuit in the ’50s here in Australia) which I thought was cruel since I thought her hat very fetching and flattering in an up to the moment colour in fetching pastel pink, and of course, the real stunner is the gorgeous Princess Katherine – just think, she only had a baby a few weeks ago! How does she do it? All very pretty and easy to look at. Got my tick of approval.

    • Brenda Coffee May 26, 2018 at 9:52 am

      You’re funny, TJ! I love everything about your comment and agree. Camilla looked beautiful, Katherine was stunning and the ghastly sisters looked downright dowdy. Brenda

  • Juliet May 25, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    Darling, you look lovely, BUT I NEED details . . . !!!

    • Brenda Coffee May 26, 2018 at 9:54 am

      Juliet, On one hand, Hildie is still a wild child and a rule breaker, but obviously she doesn’t kiss and tell all the details. That reminds me… I had sex in Albert Einstein’s closet, but that’s all I’ll say about that. xoxox, Brenda

  • LA CONTESSA May 25, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    BOBs your UNCLE????????????
    I’m OUT of the LOOP!
    YEs, I got teary eyed as well……….DIANA would be so PROUD!Those BOYS have handled so MUCH with an ELEGANCE and GRACE and have chosen their WOMEN SO WELL!!!!!!!!!VIVA THE ROYALS!!!!!!!!XO

    • Brenda Coffee May 26, 2018 at 9:57 am

      Contessa, Considering their high-profile, royal life, it’s amazing they wanted to join and serve in the military and use their influence and voice to benefit the world. They are definitely their mother’s children! What a great mother she was! xoxox, Brenda

  • Sandra Sallin-Apart From My Art May 25, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    Stunning my dear, stunning. I’d heard that you got around. With only the best, my dear. Of course, you would look divine. You always do. Hip, hip horray!

    • Brenda Coffee May 26, 2018 at 9:58 am

      LOL!! Sandra… “I’d heard that you got around.” Now there’s a phrase I haven’t heard for a while. Now days, there’s something wrong with you if you “don’t get around.” xoxox, Brenda

  • Hilda Smith May 26, 2018 at 3:08 am

    Hildie….Charles? Thought Randy Andy would be more up your alley, so to speak! AS always darling sensational!!!

    • Brenda Coffee May 26, 2018 at 9:59 am

      That’s a great point, Hilda! What do you want to bet Hildie hasn’t told us everything? xoxox, Brenda

  • Robin LaMonte May 26, 2018 at 10:44 am

    I agree with Hilda!
    I thought Andrew would have been your favorite too!
    I cannot be a Charle’s fan on so many levels.
    His betrayal of Diana and his desire to live in Camilla’s knickers make my top two on my list.
    Does anyone remember Charle’s “Tampongate”? I still find myself chuckling over his conversation with Camilla about wanting to live in her knickers!


    • 1010ParkPlace May 29, 2018 at 4:50 pm

      How can any of us ever forget that, Robin? Charles used Diana… The whole family did. She was a virginal broodmare, just the way centuries of royals married… for official heirs. The royal family is lucky to have escaped extinction by the hair of their chiny-chin chins, and they know it. Can you imagine any time before now that a mixed race, divorced, actress could have married someone in line to the throne, had a beautiful wedding watched round the world, or whose mother, Doria Ragland, a black woman, wore dreadlocks to have tea with the Queen of England? Whether the marriage lasts or not, Doria Ragland showed more class than all of the royals put together showed Diana. Brava Ms. Ragland!! We love you, Brenda

  • C. May 26, 2018 at 11:13 am

    You looked great! I ( for me), did not waste my time or sleep on this. But I certainly awoke and wanted to know what the Beautiful Kate wore…. she is such a Beautiful Lady.

    • 1010ParkPlace May 29, 2018 at 4:52 pm

      C… Kate is, indeed, one classy, beautiful woman.

  • Donna O’Klock May 27, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    I love, love, love your illustrations, that Clash album was one of my faves! Perfect. Your dress is a beauty, indeed, and the delicious tidbit (you tease) about Charles made my day.

    • 1010ParkPlace May 29, 2018 at 4:54 pm

      Donna, I wish you’d been here to watch the wedding with me… I DVR’d it, so we could have watched it at our leisure with mimosas… okay martinis… and quesadillas! BTW, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been to Cover 3. xoxox, Brenda

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