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Luxembourg’s Royal Wedding & the new Hereditary Grand Duchess!

CONGRATULATIONS Luxembourg on your new Hereditary Grand Duchess! CONGRATULATIONS to HGD Guillaume on your marriage to your lovely bride! Today, on 20 October 2012, the Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg married Stephanie, Countess of Lannoy. The religious wedding ceremony took place at 11AM at the Cathedrale Notre Dame de Luxembourg. The bride wore Elie Saab …


Luxembourg’s Royal Wedding: HGD Guillaume & Stéphanie

Today, on 19 October 2012, the Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg, age 30, married Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy of Belgium, age 28, in a civil ceremony. Countess Stéphanie wore a Chanel outfit, somewhat reminiscent of the Diana, Princess of Wales’ pearl gown and of the Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding gown. I found her overall appearance …

Recommendation du jour: The Saucy Milliner;
Fashion, World of Costume

Recommendation du jour: The Saucy Milliner

Mad about Hats!

Today’s (Oct 17) Vancouver Sun article features hats by The Saucy Milliner, a local milliner was creates couture hats and fascinators for women and recently, children (The Saucy Pups line).

These hats are fur felt hats blocked on new and vintage wood blocks in various shapes and sizes. Everything is hand-sewn and NO glue gun is EVER used for trimming the hats. Lots of hard work is put in precision cutting and sewing that every owner of a Saucy Milliner hat is sure to have the best atop their head. The same goes for fascinators made of horsehair, sinamay, crin, parisisal, etc. No glue gun. This is what differentiates the Saucy Milliner from other milliners based in Vancouver.

Furthermore, for those of you who watch Once Upon A Time, she was the real ‘Mad Hatter’ who created the Mad Hatter magic portal top hat. If that top hat isn’t something you can imagine yourself wearing, you may have liked her Princess Abigail riding hat in S1. 😉 Wasn’t it beautiful?

See the photoshoot by Abbye Dahl, featuring 2 fascinators and 3 fur felt hats. The Fabionacci is one of my favourites!

Show some love by voting for her website on the WordPress showcase and by following her via:

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I know you will love her creations as much as I do! 🙂


Last day of the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations;

Last day of the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

Diamond Jubilee – 5 June

I awoke at 2am PST, just in time to see Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie enter St Paul’s. I’d meant to wake up at 1:15 to give myself some time before CBC’s live broadcast at 1:30. I’d slept a few minutes before 1 and had, in fact, woken up at 1:15. No sooner as I’d turned off my alarm, I went back to sleep – then jolted myself awake at 2! I frantically rushed to my laptop on my desk, yanked it to my bed (so that I may stay warm) and quickly clicked around CBC to find the live stream. Must say it was rather difficult to find – but I’m glad I didn’t miss anything important.

Fashion opinion:

  • Queen Elizabeth wins for best colour – mint green. I don’t know why but I really like today’s choice!
  • Prince Charles wins for best dressed gentleman
  • Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, wins for best dress (by McQueen). Did not like Kate’s hat/fascinator – the flower is odd-looking and is too big.
  • Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall wins for worst hat (don’t know why she insists on massive hats or fascinators that cover her hair and practically dominate her) and outfit (the ‘gold’ seems to outshine the Queen)
Oh la lingerie!;

Oh la lingerie!

Lingerie that’s good (quality), pretty and cheap? 1. Victoria’s Secret Origin: American Stores: N. America, UK, Europe Orig. Price: bras ($40+ CAD), panties ($7-15+ CAD) Sales: The best time to shop for bras and panties would be during the semi-annual sales. No other sale of theirs come close to the savings you’ll save during these sales! 2. La Senza Origin: Canadian Stores: N. …

My Favourite Clothing Stores;

My Favourite Clothing Stores

Where do I buy my clothes? H&M Brand origin: Swedish Price: affordable-cheap Sales: frequent; cheap Stores: All over Style: elegant, chic, “modern” Good for: work, parties, casual Zara Brand origin: Spanish Price: pricey-affordable Sales: biannual-often; affordable, cheap Stores: All over Style: elegant, chic, casual Good for: work, parties, casual Orsay Brand origin: ? Price: affordable-cheap Sales: 4x a year? Stores: Europe Style: feminine, chic, “modern” Good for: work, parties, casual Le Chateau …