Friday, April 29, 2011


The ladies of YBMMF spent the wee hours of the morning at the Ritz, fully enjoying the Royal Wedding (and a buffet). We were in agreement on many things, on which we will be sure to comment in more posts this weekend on perhaps the greatest fashion day of our lives (at least, recently). One of these ladies, however, divided the camp.

First of all; Princess Eugenie (left), no. I can't decide if it's more Helena Bonham Carter or Sharon Osbourne, but if that's the choice I'm down to, that is not good news for her. As a curvy girl, I know firsthand the importance of avoiding anything that looks like like a casing your sausage is stuffed into, if you know what I mean. The hat is actually not terrible, but nobody is going to give her any credit. Does it look like a beige spider is attacking her face? A little. But dang it, she's a princess, she's kooky, it's the biggest wedding ever - go for it!

Now, Princess Beatrice. I have previously lauded her for looks that make her look almost - but not totally - crazy, and girlfriends likes her Philip Tracey insanity. Therefore, I think this works, because of the monochrome nature of it and the very demure (and very nice) Valentino she's wearing below.

Readers, what say you? It was a pretty emotional debate at our table.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Bow Down to the High Sheikha of Fashion...Again

We've been a fan of Sheikha Mozah of Qatar for some time now, and she was back in the news today, for all the right reasons: check out her look at a state dinner hosted by the Spanish royal family:

Even with Princess Letizia of Spain, an incredibly beautiful and well-dressed woman, in the photo, the eye goes instantly to our favorite Sheikha. It's very Elizabeth Taylor in her Richard Burton era, or Valentino circa 1970. It's perfect!

This caused me to devote some quality Google time to the Sheikha's recent looks, which are lovingly documented all over the Internet - The Fashion Spot has the best tribute. This outfit, however, is probably my favorite. It also begs this question: why were Sheikha Mozah, Yoo soon-Taek (Ms. Ban Ki-moon), and Suzanne Mubarak doing at the 2008 Bastille Day celebration in Paris? Did they just happen to be in town? It seems like a fairly odd grouping. (For the record, Bashir Al-Assad was there too.) Also, when was the last time Carla Bruni didn't steal a photo?

Anyway, I love, love, love her style. I love how she modifies couture (I'm betting this is Gaultier, which seems to be her go-to designer), and I love that she is going to the Royal Wedding. I can't wait to see what she wears!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Pen Thievery

Not fashion, exactly, but having been to several ceremonies like this, I find this something I would have really enjoyed had I been there. The video allegedly shows Czech President Vaclav Klaus inspecting and then pocketing a particularly nice pen during a signing ceremony. To which, I say: one can never have enough pens that mysteriously came home from the office.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Man In The Buttonless Shirt

Bernard-Henri Levy: snobby French intellectual, self-styled modern day Tocqueville, possible instigator of French involvement in the Libyan war, and...chestophile? I saw an isolated photo of him meeting with President Sarkozy wearing this outfit, which, from a Google search, appears to be his day-to-day uniform.


Really? I'm sorry, you're FRENCH, not Italian.  It's bad enough that he feels the world needs to see him like this every day, but the fact that his reputed ladyfriend is Daphne Guinness, global fashion icon who always looks good, or at least doesn't wear the same questionable thing every day, makes it worse. Daphne, do something!