Saturday, April 30, 2011

And The Bride Wore....

If Charles Dickens character, Ebenezer Scrooge from his famous 19th Century novel 'A Christmas Carol' was still alive today, he would have taken one look at Catherine Middleton's dress yesterday, screwed up his face in distaste and growled 'Bah-humbug!'

The much anticipated dress has been revealed at long last and has completely and absolutely had no 'wow' factor for me what-so-ever. It was described by the so called experts in as ' the bodice and skirt's lace appliqué was handmade by the Royal School of Needlework, while the dress is made of ivory and white satin gazar. The pleated skirt was made to resemble an "opening flower" (love!), and the bodice, which was "padded at the hips, draws on the Victorian tradition of corsetry."

In my opinion which i'm allowed to have by the way, it was absolutely boring and unflattering to catherine Middleton's slender physique and may probably never be remembered for anything except that.

I'm happy she and her prince have found love and happiness in each other, something that a number of us are still struggling to find in a world and society where you can hardly trust anyone who claims they love or care about you. However, i am still going to say a resounding BAH-HUMBUG to that dress, and a big 'uh-uh' to her make up which didn't make her look any different than she did on a regular day, and hope and pray hard that the next royal bride will blow our minds with an extravagant but flattering dress which will live up to the expectation preceding it. 

Monday, April 18, 2011

More bills for the tax-Payer??

I can't wait to watch the royal wedding and finally see what the future commoner turned princess's dress looks like. I'm a big fan of weddings - yes i love the free food, the champagne and quaint party fact the whole SHA-BANG of the social event. But I also absolutely love waiting for that moment when I see the bride walk out in a dress that I can 'Ooo' and 'Aahh' about and later give my own version of 'fashion police' to.

One things been on my mind though, since the announcement of the Royal wedding, the guest list and the order of ceremonies going to take place;where is all the money coming from to pay for this big, star/royalty studded ceremony? I'm a little out-dated on my history (Mr. Dodoo one of my European history teachers will not be too pleased that i forgot all that information so quickly), but  I believe most of the English monarchs/royalties made most of their wealth off art work,jewellery, land and a number of properties and assets -wish I knew specifically what assets- Apparently from a website I just accessed on what Britain's monarch's are worth ( the royals began to pay income tax out of their own personal incomes since 1993 to avoid cut throat death duties which are often left to their families to settle after their demise.

Now I wonder, who's paying these 'incomes' to the royals which pays for the upkeep of their mansions, castles and palaces, their food and clothing, basic amenities and of course their internal and external travel trips for both royal and personal agendas and most importantly at the moment, the up-coming royal wedding?

Is the tax-payer paying for that with every swipe of their credit and visa cards? Is Britain genuinely excited about all the pomp and panache associated with this wedding or secretly grumbling on the inside whilst putting on a happy facade about the up-coming wedding?

I wish I could take a poll and find out, or better yet if I could take a stroll around the streets of London casually asking anyone who would talk to me despite the biting cold, on what their thoughts and feelings truly are.

Don't get me wrong, I am still psyched about the up coming wedding despite my inhibitions (yes I won't deny that I can be super girlie when I want to) I want to see who wore whom and especially whose dress the future princess finally wore and if it packs the punch it's anticipated to pack, considering all the secrecy which has shrouded it since the royal engagement was announced.
Oh by the way, if any one has any answers to any of my questions please, please don't hesitate to educate me because I have a compelling need to know.

Monday, April 11, 2011

For Kojo : I'm Still Here

I haven't had a chance to blog in awhile because as usual I'm suffering from that particular ailment that seems to affect every single writer out there (both accomplished and struggling) which I like to affectionately refer to as 'writers 'blog'' because it simply seems hilarious -to me that is- and much more appropriate than 'writers block'.
So this is a special post for an old friend and avid reader of my blog, who asked me why I hadn't blogged in ages when we met by chance or perhaps by fate (if you are superstitious and choose to believe in such philosophies) over the weekend at a relatively popular place in town.
Don't worry I'm still here, just a little uninspired but still here nonetheless.