27 Apr 2011

A bad wedding guest?

Hi dears,
did you spend a good week-end? I did a little trip to my seaside home with my friends and in the best tradition we organized a barbecue to stay outside and in the nature.
In these days as you know there's a lot of talk about the royal wedding, -2 at the count down, every media is dealing with the event of the year...that Cinderella's tale fulfils, and a commoner gets married a Prince, (blonde, blue eyes, the most blazoned in Europe) is not an everyday thing...as Tony Blair well said British monarchy is an affair for tourists, charms and he is totally right: the ceremony catches the attention of the whole world and hundreds of thousands of visitors are coming in the City. About the couple everything is said, newspapers are analysing Kate's style, family, origins (the British pay a lot of attention at these kind of things with the inevitable comparison with Diana), and pages and pages are wasted since months. The girl actually, nice and intelligent, excites the interest and the curiosity of all of us for her simple appearence, standing to be the princess of the people, almost like Diana but more as from the middle classes she comes. We will see!

Still talking about weddings, I have a wedding of a dear friend at the beginning of May.
When a friend says she gets married you think in order:
1 Oh my God! I'm so happy for youuuuu!
2 Ok, let's forget all the nights spent together drinking and chatting about men and all girly matters.
3 Oh my God! What I'll wear?!
4 Wedding? Somebody still gets married?! This, with the closed mouth, just in my mind.

About the last point, have to admit I have contrasting feelings, am not much for weddings in general for a precise reason: the weddings would be beautiful, don't misunderstand, if only lasted and didn't finish so miserally in many cases. Too many. And when I see a couple vowing to be together for the whole life, I can't think about but all the breakings-off. Not so romantic! Moreover I convince myself more and more they have not to be just a love affair, I mean, a good amount of rationality helps, as nothing more than the heart can make big mistakes.
Never say never but this kind of big promises scare me. Anyway, these thoughts don't take anything that am glad for my friend, though knowing we'll see less.

About the dress I haven't decided, have so many elegant silk-chiffon dresses worn once that seem wasted to languish in my closet, so even if could be a good cause to buy a new one, think I'll drop (not completely sure, we'll see this weekend). Have a handful of possible choises trying to avoid black and white dresses, the pastels colours are terrible for everybody unless you are 80 y.o. and are the Queen Elizabeth,  just to keep the point. I could wear a long green dress, peplum style, bought in NYC last year...but I want to wear something short. Simply light, swirling, tasting summer like that. 

Giambattista Valli


  1. It's a beautiful dress, i agree... have the tasting of summer :) be careful with your choice, all attention should be for the bride ;)

  2. hey there.. nice post... i have a wedding at the end of august and I will be the best man ( woman)... I want to buy something in a peach color...or yellow as this one..
    good luck

  3. I hardly ever think about getting married ever, but when I do it involves a princess dress, fireworks, a music band of 20 people, a giant party with all my friends and family and other princess dreams :) For sure I'll be watching the royal wedding tomorrow, even if it's just to see her dress :p
    nice post!!


  4. Oh a wedding is always the perfect excuse to buy a new dress. So many pictures end up floating around post wedding that it's a sound investment!

  5. Mmm...tres belle!!!:)

    Angela Donava

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  7. I love weddings!! Am an incurable romantic. This dress is lovely!

  8. Yes! Flowy minidresses with trains (not too long, or you'll outshadow the bride) are perfect for a wedding! Specially for someone with your flattering body type ;)

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  9. Quelle superbe robe!!!!J'adore la couleure!!!Super!!!

    Angela Donava