Prince George of Cambridge

The Regal Has Landed:  Congratulations William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, on the birth of their son, Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge

The Royal Baby's christian name has provided some of the most memorable monarchs and the little Prince will be the third George from the House of Windsor to take the throne when he eventually takes the crown.

Once the new family had left the Lindo wing of St Mary's Hospital to meet the press and well wishers, William held the future king and joked, “he's got a good pair of lungs on him, that's for sure!"  Sweetly William added, "he's got her looks, thankfully." 

Twitter immediately exploded into a frenzy as soon as #RoyalBaby George entered the world, with 18,000 tweets a minute being posted.... I maaay have contributed to this.

Above:  Was Kate’s custom-made cornflower polka dot sundress by Jenny Packham a nod to her late mother-in-law Diana?  Diana also wore a polka dot smock leaving St. Marys hospital with William 31 years ago.

Above:  The Royal Wave!  Weighing in at a hefty 8lb 6oz, baby George is the heaviest future king to be born for 100 years.  Fact.  William weighed 7lb 1.5oz when he was born in 1982, whilst the Prince of Wales weighed 7lb 6oz upon his birth.

Kate and William have already been inundated with a deluge of gifts from friends, foreign dignitaries and public well-wishers for Prince George… but what do you buy the baby who has… well, everything?!  Here are some of TLC suggestions... 

Above (Clockwise L-R):  Lait Maman & Bebe, RRP.£22.00 - L'Occitaine, Keep Calm Onesie by Jack Spratt Baby, RRP. £21.00, -, Knitted Baby Crown by The Miniature Knit Shop, RRP. £45.00 -,  Smart Baby Monitor (its camera sends images of your sleeping baby to your iPhone!) RRP. £134.99 - Medisana, Velour Bear Suit RRP. £65.00 - Marie Chantal,  Baby Cakes Gift Set, RRP. £29.00 - Babes With Babies, Baby Britannia, RRP. £19.95 - Babes With Babies.

Kim Sears' Ace Style at Wimbledon

Whilst her boyfriend Andy Murray beat Novak Djokovic to become the first Brit to win the Wimbledon Men’s Final in seventy-seven years, Kim Sears also secured a clear win in the style stakes on Sunday afternoon.  

Filling the K-Middy void, K-Sears (above) looked groomed and glossy (that hair!) wearing a pale-mint crochet sleeved SS’13 Victoria for Victoria Beckham dress, Aldo wedges, Pandora jewellery and Raybans whilst carrying a Mulberry Willow handbag.  Put a ring on the Kim and Murry her Andy, we love her.

It was also rather hard to not notice Victoria Beckhamspicing up our lives during the Wimbledon Men’s Final(below), wearing a particularly skimpy lace-trimmed, lingerie-inspired Louis Vuitton’s AW’13 dress.  There is no doubting that this dress was not particularly weather or event appropriate but when have silly little details like that ever interfered with VB’s outfit choices?!

Trooping The Colour

The Duchess of Cambridge wore pale pink Alexander McQueen to Saturday's Trooping The Colour, a spectacular display of pageantry dating back to the eighteenth century, in what is expected to be her last official public engagement before she gives birth next month.  More than 1000 soldiers, horses and musicians took part in the annual parade which marks The Queen's official birthday.  The Royal family later gathered on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to watch a fantastically loud and proud aerial display by the RAF Red Arrows (left).

The Chelsea Flower Show

Headlined as a Pageant of Loveliness by the Observer in 1935, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show is this week celebrating its hundredth year anniversary.  Amongst the spectacular colours and hedonistic scents, this year’s highlight is the Forget-Me-Not garden designed by Prince Harry, created to promote his African charity Sentebale, and in memory of his mother.  Garden gnomes, previously banned at the show for being inelegant and crude, will also feature this year – I love the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge gnomes!

Despite it being wholly predictable (“Florals? For spring? Ground breaking!”) this is the most opportune time to look blooming hot in your prettiest flowery prints...
Below:  Topshop Tattoo Floral Teadress RRP. £45.00

Kate's Retro Waves

This week Kate Middleton (above) showed off her new darker, voluminous hairdo, complete with sweeping fringe.  Whilst opening the Natural History Museum’s new Treasure exhibition, the Duchess of Cambridge told complimentary onlookers, “I’m not sure about it.”  The haircut does look a little dated and a little Farrah Fawcett-like, but this is almost certainly emphasised by the high cut of her retro emerald green Mulberry ‘Cabbage’ dress.  Kate could in the future look to another well-known British brunette for hairspiration:  Cheryl Cole.  Popstar/Presenter Cheryl Cole (below) always manages to keep her enviably thick chestnut locks and feathered fringe looking modern, glossy and tamed.  I am sure however, whatever the Duchess may feel about her new wispy bangs, there will be thousands of women currently rushing to their hairdressers and asking for ‘The Kate!’ 

Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

Now that our neighbours have been met, our bunting has come down and my tiara has been taken off (admittedly, under duress...) we have time to reflect on how utterly AMAZING the Diamond Jubilee celebrations were.  As thousands of people, up and down the country, celebrated the Queen's 60 years on the throne, I felt so privileged and excited to have been in London to witness this truly remarkable anniversary and to enjoy the excited patriotic revellery I was met with all over town.

Britain really does know how to throw one helluva party!

Below are some of my favourite Diamond Jubilee moments... 

Above: Sunday's Diamond Jubilee River Pageant, which saw the Queen travelling on the Royal barge, the Spirit of Chartwell, in a 1000 boat flotilla on the River Thames.

Above: God Save McQueen
(L) Kate's Sunday McQueen worn with a James Lock & Co hat by Sylvia Fletcher
(R) Kate's Monday McQueen worn with Jane Taylor Millinery's Beaded Cocktail Hat
Both accessorised with her faithful L.K.Bennett Sledge heels available here

Above:  War Horse's Joey saluting the Queen from the National Theatre's Olivier flytower.
I loved how excited she was to see this. To buy tickets to see War Horse click here.

Above: Pocket Rocket Kylie Minogue in her Pearly Queen outfit on Monday at the Jubilee Concert held at Buckingham Palace.  The musical extravaganza was organised by Take That's Gary Barlow and we saw, amongst others, Sir Paul McCartney, Dame Shirley Bassey, Sir Elton John and Sir Tom Jones all perform for the Queen.

Above: Prince Charles having just thanked the Queen (whom he brilliantly called "Mummy" to great applause) for her services to Great Britain and "for inspiring us with your selfless duty and service and for making us proud to be British."

Above: Monday night's incredible Jubilee Concert fireworks which were followed by the Queen lighting the National Beacon to honour her 60 year reign.

Above and Below: Tuesday's pomp and pageantry.
After a National Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral and a lunch reception at Mansion House, the Royal Family travelled towards Buckingham Palace.

Below:  Whilst the Royal Family waved to the enormous crowds all dressed in red, white and blue, from the balcony of Buckingham Palace we saw an RAF flypast of nine Red Arrows and rifle salutes marking the end of the celebrations.

Below:  Addressing the country the Queen said, "the events that I have attended to mark my Diamond Jubilee have been a humbling experience... I hope that memories of all this year’s happy events will brighten our lives for many years to come."

Below:  Lastly... HOW completely wonderful is this?!

Golden Globes 2012

I love the Golden Globes

As Ricky Gervais observed in his opening gambit this weekend, they are to The Oscars what Kim Kardashian is to Kate Middleton, “a bit louder, a bit trashier, a bit drunker.”

One BIG similarity with the two award ceremonies however, is their focus on the dresses…

Here are my favourites of the night...

Below (L-R): Jessica Alba is always impeccably perfect - in Gucci, Emma Stone is my red carpet crush - in Lanvin, Charlize Theron looks completely dreeeeamy in Dior - the winner.

Below (L-R): Angelina Jolie’s flashes of red in Atelier Versace, Michelle Williams is always unique - in Jason Wu, Rachel Evan Wood dramatically ruffling feathers in Gucci Première.

Below: I am sorry Ladies, but I just was not a big fan of your choices…

(L-R) Elle MacPherson - TuTu much In Zac Posen, Lea Michele is a bit too ‘flashy,’ in Marchesa, Sarah Michelle Gellar – Spilt. Paint. Everywheeere. In Monique Lhuillier.

Below (L-R): Charlize Theron and Michelle Williams both decided to wear delicate headbands – I feel a new red carpet trend for 2012 may have just begun…

I have been left excited to see award winning film, ‘The Artist,' a romantic French film directed by Michel Hazanavicius, starring Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo.

The story takes place in Hollywood between 1927 and 1932 and focuses on a declining male film star and a rising actress, as silent cinema grows out of fashion and is replaced by the ‘talkies.’ Most of the film itself is silent; it is shown in black-and-white, and Jean Dujardin also won the Best Actor Award this weekend at the Golden Globes.