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I found it weird that no british Royals attended the wedding.  Maybe some did but I could not find it on any published guest list.


Eugenie and Beatrice.

I love B's coat.


The Windsors / Re: Prince William and Kate Middleton
« on: November 20, 2010, 07:16:13 AM »
Plus, as is always remarked, who knows what treasures lurk in the royal vaults ready to be brought back to light in original condition or reset in a more modern way?

GD Ella,

Since the Queen seems to be forced to cleaned out the jewelry valut in preparation for this wedding, I see no reason why she cannot loan to me the sapphire tiara and matching parure to wear to this weeding!  LOL! LOL!


The Windsors / Re: Prince William and Kate Middleton
« on: February 26, 2010, 07:56:00 AM »
Any news on if and when Kate & William will marry?

We need a good Royal wedding.


Thanks for all your hard work.  You and GD Ella make the forum a better and grander great entertaining place.


Have these letters been pulished?


The Windsors / Re: Grace and Favour residences
« on: January 03, 2010, 02:31:45 PM »
Does anyone know who ended up buying Sunninghill Park?


The Windsors / Re: Royal Interiors, Part II
« on: January 03, 2010, 02:24:14 PM »

I'm not suggesting a massive redecoration is in order, or even that Her Majesty hang a Warhol in place of a Gainsborough.  But for God's sake, in 150 years you'd expect at least a table to be moved from one side of a room to another, wouldn't you??? 

It my understanding that The Queen HATES change.


The Windsors / Re: Princess Beatrice of York Pt II
« on: January 03, 2010, 02:18:02 PM »
Is Beatrice still trying to be a fashion designer.  Where did she end up attending University?


The Windsors / Re: Princess Eugenie of York
« on: January 03, 2010, 02:15:35 PM »
Anyone know what Princess Eugenie of York has been up to lately?  Did she go to University?


The life and work of Charles Worth has been celebrated with the opening of the Charles Worth Gallery at the Heritage Centre at Bourne, in Lincolnshire, his birthplace.

Mrs Brenda Jones, chairman of Bourne Civic Society that administers the centre, and her husband Jim, decided to create the exhibition with one of his famous dresses as the centrepiece. The perfect solution would have been to purchase an original dress but they are virtually unobtainable and all surviving examples are scattered around museums in Europe and America. But photographs do exist and she recruited seamstresses to copy one of the costumes in minute detail, the materials, the sewing and the means of display, and the gallery was given a civic opening in April 2006.

The dress that has been copied, using material from the period and specially bought from London, is a style known as Visite and made from off white silk with braid and bead trimming, originally designed by Worth in 1885 and bearing the label of his salon at No 7 Rue de la Paix in Paris. This is the centrepiece of the display with two additional dresses, together with other costumes and accessories loaned by members and friends including an original jacket bought from the House of Worth in Paris. Framed photographs and documents illustrating Worth’s life and career adorn the walls and a computer in the foyer has been specially programmed to play a continual pictorial record of his dress designs.

The ladies responsible for the project, namely Lesley Wade, Clare Hart and Debbie Hallam, have now completed a second replica Worth creation for the gallery, this time a magnificent reception dress in red velvet and silk that has enhanced the exhibition even further. The original of this dress was fashioned circa 1883 and was graced with his exclusive label "Worth 7, Rue de la Paix". he was the one who created women wear couture gown

Somebody who lives in or close to Lincolnshire needs to check this out and report back for all the devloted Worth fans.



I don't think you'll have that much of a report,not more then any daily rag.You were not present,nor does one need highly overrated magazines.
That just works for the too easy to impress,sorry.

Too quick to usual...pity really...but somehow not surprised...sad...


Arturo Beéche


Thanks for all your inside information over the years.


Thank you very much for the information and also for the lovely photos, those dresses
are totally incredible, he had a great talent :-)

For marketing as well as fashion design.  Worth was the first  "fashion dude" to give on loan clothes to high profile people for benefit of publicity. D&G, Armani and Rachel Zoe did not invent the concept of loaning dresses for red carpet events........ Worth did!


Don't know if you've seen these or not, they are in the book Nicholas and Alexandra: The Last Imperial Family of Russia

Evening dresses

Top - visiting dress
Bottom left - evening dress and on right Masquerade Costume

Thank God for Coco Chanel!


Their World and Culture / Re: Secrets of beauty
« on: September 24, 2009, 10:21:18 AM »
Erno Lazlo got his start treating the 'Acne" of Elizabeth of Hungry.


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