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Royally Played: The Casiraghi/Borromeo Wedding, Part Deux

As you know, the bride wore a rose-colored Valentino for the civil service last weekend; for today’s Religious Service on a Fabulous Italian Island, Beatrice Borromeo went for Giorgio Armani Privé. Overall, as predicted, this is way more Traditional Bride than Dress Number One — which is the direction most people would take when trying to figure out what to wear for one’s Religious Ceremony on a Glorious Italian Island:

Beatrice Borromeo and Pierre Casiraghi Wedding

Click on the photo if you want to see a giant version of it, and examine the shenanigans close up. I think the dress is pretty in this shot, but exponentially more lovely in detail; the overlay is delicate and elegant and understated, and it goes beautifully with the lush, romantic surroundings. I love the three-quarter-length sleeves, and she appears to be wearing a VERY long veil, of which I am always a fan. I mean, if you’re going romantic, really GO ROMANTIC. Sigh.

Armani also tweeted a detail shot:

I LOVE how the veil attaches at the back of her head. It feels almost medieval, which is brilliant given that, you know, they’re in an actual medieval building. SIGH.

(At the moment, FYI, these are the only shots we have, but if additional ones make themselves known to me, I will update this post so we can more completely ogle her gown. This may actually prove to be the extent of it; they’re being very low-key about this wedding, which is actually really classy in theory but also annoying for those of us who are nosy about these things, such as myself. We need to see the back of the dress! The train looks potentially glorious! I NEED DETAILS YOU GUYS. LET ME LIVE VICARIOUSLY THROUGH YOU.)

Armani helpfully also included a sketch of the gown that Beatrice wore for the reception in its press release, so you can see it more clearly than you can in their tweet:

Sketch Beatrice Borromeo Armani Wedding Gown

It looks GLORIOUS and I might love it. Please Instagram the heck out of this reception, bridal party and guests. DO IT FOR US. I need to see more angles than just this one, although, honestly, even just this one is really great:
Celebrity Sightings During Pierre Casiraghi And Beatrice Borromeo Wedding

SWOON. It’s just…so extremely pretty. She looks fabulous. All in all, today was a very good advertisement for the bridal skills of the people at Armani.  (PS: You can eyeball more pictures of the reception arrival here, and OH GOD IT IS SO PRETTY. We may seriously be witnessing my personal dream wedding. SIGH. ALL THE SIGHS.)

[Photos: Courtesy of Armani, JacopoR/PierreS GC Images]


Fugs and Pieces, July 31st, 2015

HAPPY FRIDAY! At last. While you wait for your escape from the office, enjoy:

– Today is Harry Potter AND JK Rowling’s birthday (what a coincidence), and Time spoke to a variety of actors in the Harry Potter movies to get birthday wishes for Rowling. I loved this one: “Dear Miss Rowling, On the occasion of your birthday I trust you will be clothed in delicious pink garments surrounded by plates of purring kittens. These wishes come by order of Dolores Umbridge.” But they really are all lovely.

– Over at The AV Club, this is amazing: No, I didn’t call your shitty movie a “comedic masterstroke”

My Rage Tweets about this IDIOTIC Little Women reboot at The CW made Mental Floss’s coverage of everyone’s freak-out. I stand by my rage.

– This is fascinating, at Buzzfeed: How Teen Boys On The Internet Uncovered The Greatest Catfish Of Our Time. I hope the Ashlee Simpson theory proves to be true.

– Also at Buzzfeed, for some reason, this story really really made me laugh and I don’t know why: The 13 Stages Of “Holidays In The United States” Coming Up When You Email Yourself

– ALSO at Buzzfeed, Anne Helen Peterson’s take on Tom Cruise 2.0 is worth your while.

– Lainey is OF COURSE all over this scoop that Bffleck is allegedly dating the nanny. People is actually backing up Us Weekly‘s story.

– Also at Lainey, Michelle Williams is apparently dating Jonathan Safran Foer, the writer. My take on this news bit was basically exactly the same.

– You know they’re auctioning off a ton of Mad Men props and whatnot, right? I want the SCDP mug SO MUCH.

People StyleWatch has a look at Melissa McCarthy’s clothing line; it looks pretty cute!

– Look at all these pictures of Grand Central in the 40s! (Travel & Leisure)

– If you haven’t yet read New York‘s cover story, in which 35 of Bill Cosby’s accusers tell their story, you really ought to. It’s exceptional.

– At Celebitchy:  Is Calvin Harris going to propose to Taylor Swift with a $500K ring?

– Speaking of Taylor, you probably want to listen to Kelly Clarkson cover “Blank Space.” (Vulture)

Four minutes of Bill Hader making weird faces and dancing. I love him. (Pajiba)

– Over at The Toast, If Lupita Nyong’o Were Your Girlfriend.

This week’s recipe is SANGRIA SORBET. YES. (Host The Toast)


Royals Round-Up, July 31st, 2015

Although not much happened on the Royals Front this week — Chaz was menaced by an eagle, Eugenie INSISTED on wearing beige AGAIN, the usual — we did have some Royals Action on GFY that you may have missed. For example:

But elsewhere! Oh, elsewhere:


Fug or Fab: Rachel Brosnahan

This is honestly a good excuse for me to tell you guys that Manhattan, which is about the Manhattan Project, and features Rachel Brosnahan here, is REALLY good and everyone at Astronaut Wives Club should have watched it several times to figure out how to tell a story about a LOT of real people working on a scientific project that had a lot of steps forward and back. (Manhattan is lucky that their timeline is shorter than AWC but…anyway.)

WGN America's "Manhattan" 2015 Summer TCA Tour - Photo Call

And Rachel Brosnahan is quite good on it, to the point where every time I see her at Fashion Week, which has happened more than once, I think to myself, “I know that woman. She’s on TV. I DON’T like her. WHO IS SHE?” Whenever she’s out of costume, I don’t recognize her as an actress but a person I know and don’t like, which might be bad for her on a personal day-to-day thing, but speaks well of performance.

More importantly: What IS that in the pattern on her (very cute) dress? Tea pots? People doing yoga? Is this some kind of Rorscach test they’re running on the reporters at TCA? I am fairly sure I just failed it.

[Photo: Getty]


Fug or Fab: Emma Stone

This happened over the weekend, but NO ONE is leaving the house this week (Royals Round-Up may just be one photo of Charles and Camilla being menaced by an eagle [that really happened]) and god knows, we all enjoy Talking About Crazy Pants:

Semi-Exclusive... Emma Stone Leaving The Shutters On The Beach Hotel

If this looks familiar to you, that’s because she’s worn VERY SIMILAR ones previously. And these look EVEN MORE like Queen Letizia’s Sassy Vacation Pants. Is Emma Stone a secret fan of a variety of royals? Are you reading this right now, Emma Stone? Emma Stone, is that you? EMMA STONE, REVEAL YOURSELF.

For what it’s worth, I enjoy The Wacky Pants of Emma Stone (and pretty much everyone). I’m just pretending we’re not living in a world where I like pants with elastic cuffs.

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[Photo: Fame/Flynet]


Fug or Fab the Ad: Balmain Fall 2015

These landed last week and somehow I only just got to them today, despite the fact that I have a Post-It on my desk that currently reads, “BALMAIN ADS!!!!” I guess they’re really into siblings for fall over at Balmain, so I hope you’ve got one who will let you seductively lean over her to fix her eye liner, or you might just find yourself hopelessly off trend.

[Photos: Balmain]