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Kate Middleton Wedding Doll

[ 2 ] August 25, 2011 |

British Designers are  featured on the NEW Wedding Doll of  Princess Catherine (Kate Middleton)

Kate Middleton Wedding doll

The toy company, Arklu, who presented the  behind the highly acclaimed Princess Kate Middleton Engagement Doll…

Kate Middleton's a Engagment doll

has launched a Princess Kate Middleton Wedding Doll. Is the newest doll wearing Sheer Pantyhose, the newest trend, like in >these pictures< of Kate Middleton? No, it appears the doll is wearing a host of British Designers but not the Sheer Pantyhose trend that Kate inspired herself! It is is reported that Queen Elizabeth insists all Royals wear pantyhose.

The Kate Middleton Wedding  doll from Arklu, features a  slew of British Designers, including shoes designed by none other than Aruna Seth!

Kate Middleton's a Wedding doll head shot

The very top end British designers have to come together to create the clothing and accessories for the Arklu Princess Catherine (Kate Middleton) Wedding doll.   The original designer of Kate’s Wedding dress was Susan Barton for Alexander McQueen Apparently for the doll, Arklu’s design pays homage to the original McQueen dress, we featured multiple shots of Kate’s Dress–See Catherine “Kate” Middleton’s Dress from Every Angle, Royal Wedding  and discussed the lace for the dress here:   Lacemaker Sophie Hallette provided the Lace for Kate Middleton’s Wedding Dress.   


Earrings: The Wedding Doll features the inspirational ear-rings  similar to those created by Robinson Pelham for Catherine’s Wedding Day–we featured the Royal Wedding Earrings here:  Catherine “Kate” Middleton’s Earrings, Royal Wedding April 29, 2011     Tiara:  In 1936,Cartier, designed the tiara which Middleton wore on her wedding day, it is referred to as the Cartier ‘Halo’ Tiara.  For the Wedding Doll, Dower and Hall, designers of exquisite British jewelry, were inspired by the original tiara.


Engagement ring:  We all know that  Kate Middleton’s  received an 18ct sapphire and diamond engagement ring from William , which was originally given to Princess Diana, William’s Mother, by Prince Charles.  Upon her death, Diana left the ring to her son, William.    For the Wedding Doll, Babbette Wasserman, acclaimed British Jewelry Designer, created  used a replica purple  Amethyst for the central stone surrounded by 24 diamante cubic zirconias.


Bridal bouquet: Shane Connolly was the designer of Princess Katherine’s Wedding bouquet which included myrtle, lily-of-the-valley, sweet william (as a nod to her husband-to-be)  and hyacinth.  For the Princess Catherine Wedding Doll, British Florist  Judith Blacklock was the designer.


‘Something Blue’ knickers: While the designer of the actual Wedding Lingerie remains a much talked about secret–and we wouldn’t dare post such a picture here,  Gilda & Pearl created the  vintage-inspired knickers for the  Princess Catherine Wedding Doll.


Shoes: Sara Barton for Alexander McQueen designed custom wedding shoes for Kate Middleton’s wedding day .  For the Wedding Doll,  luxury British shoe designer Aruna Seth has designed the shoes she would have preferred to see the princess wear had she been the Royal Wedding shoe designer.  Fit for a princess, replica crystal-embellished sling backs,  were the finishing touch that Aruna Seth added to the doll.

You can find the Princess Catherine Wedding Doll along with her groom  at Harrods and Amazon.uk.

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See Catherine “Kate” Middleton’s Dress from Every Angle, Royal Wedding

[ 36 ] April 29, 2011 |

Did You Love Kate Middleton’s Alexander McQueen Dress?

Kate's dress every angle

The newest princess and Queen-to-be Kate Middleton wore a simple yet totally elegant gown designed by Alexander McQueen which reminded me INSTANTLY of Grace Kelly’s dress that she wore in her 1956 wedding to Prince Rainier III. What do you think?

1956 Grace Kelly Dresskate_middleton_wedding_dress_

Kate’s Royal Wedding dress was certainly not as elaborate as Princess Grace’s wedding dress but even a Woman over 45 cannot deny the nod to the Grace’s elegance and simplicity.  The dress was ivory silk tulle and featured the national flowers of Wales, Scotland, Ireland and England–this detail can be noted in the sleeves of the gown.  Alexander McQueen’s Sarah Barton is credited with hand making the wedding dress for Prince William’s lovely bride.

Cartier Halo Tiara

Cartier, designed the tiara which Middleton wore, in 1936, it is refered to as the Cartier ‘Halo’ Tiara. With the flowers on the edge entirely hand embroidered, Kate’s lovely veil is also made from ivory silk tulle.  I thought that the Bride’s sister, Pippa, was a charming accessory to Kate, also in a an ivory gowned designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen.   Pippa dress was uber-simple.  Pippa looked so much like Kate that is was like looking a mirror images of the same person in contrast–Coincidence?  I think not!
Kate and Phillipa Middleton Royal Wedding

Kate’s Train was reported to be 6 feet long.  Princess Diana’s was 25 feet Long!  Oh My!


Some people are comparing Kate’s dress to the Queen’ s wedding dress from 1947.   I personally like Queen Elizabeth’s but then the Chief Blonde got married in a 1940’s dress as well!

Chief Blonde wedding Photo

Now you just KNEW that the Chief Blonde couldn’t let this day go by without slipping in a picture of herself!  Right!

To see more views of Kate Middleton’s Dress, check out this wonderful article by Instyle Magazine.

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