Wednesday, April 20, 2011

What I wore... to a TV interview about the royal wedding

I've been doing interviews left and right for TV magazine and lifestyle shows in preparation for the royal wedding next week.

I'm a lot familiar with the British royal family history and answered all the questions happily. But there were two questions that I stumbled over:
1. Is it true that Kate Middleton is the oldest royal bride ever?
2. Is it true Prince William split up with Kate many times over their eight years together?

I actually answered the first one with Kate, at 29, is old for a royal bride. Then when the interviewer joked, "Oh, so she's the oldest royal bride!" I laughed, "Yes, she's old!" But of course that sounded like "Yes, she is the oldest bride ever!" Kate is not the oldest bride. Remember that her mother-in-law, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, married Charles when she was approaching 60. Then there's Anne Boleyn (married at 32), Katherine Parr (31), and the oldest monarch that was also a bride, Queen Mary I (married at 38). Hehe, nerd alert!

For the second question... Well, that's a bit tricky. I read somewhere they broke up twice while other sources said they broke up just once. So I said they broke up twice. Now, after watching the engagement interview the couple granted ITC, I confirmed they really only broke up once. Oh well!

Here's what I wore:
But first! My TV makeup. I usually just use Myra tinted moisturizer for work but for TV, I use a massive dollop of La Mer liquid foundation, La Mer concealer, La Mer dusting powder, Nars blush, L'Oreal eye shadow palette and ModelCo eyebrow powder.

I want to point out my many baby hairs, by the way! After four months of post-partum shedding, my hair is finally growing back. My hair's still alarmingly thin, however, so I'm still on the lookout for the best hair loss treatment.
Then I ran to the neighborhood salon for a blow dry. But they were super full so I went to another salon, which gave me a really crappy blowout (see below).
And finally, here's what I wore: Forever 21 tank top, Zara blazer, Levi's Lady's Style jeans, Benjie Angeles hardware necklace, Cambridge Satchel and 6-inch color-block sandals from Urbanog.

I love my Cambridge Satchel!


  1. Love what you wore! I love the pop of color from the purse and the shoes!!

  2. Oh I'm also very excited for their wedding since I am huge on the British Monarchy :) I've long devoured books about the Plantagenets and Lancasters all the way down to the House of Windsors.

    I'm glad and upset at the same time that MY Prince William is marrying. Finally he has settled down. But I really don't like WAITY KATIE at all! Sure she's fashionable but she has no ethereal quality to her. Even other non-Noble wives have more of a Monarch in them than her.

    Sorry for ranting so much! I'm sure you'll let me be since you're a Royalist yourself haha

  3. I should lend you the April UK GH--they've got all sorts of fun facts about royal weddings! Haha.

    If you need a cheap blowout, try Salon de Matt (RFM Building). It's just P150! People always notice when I get my hair done there. P.S. Their haircut (including shampoo and blowdry) is even cheaper at P120! I go there for trims.:)

  4. 6 inch shoes! You are officially my new hero(ine):p

    I'm excited over the Yes! royal wedding edition, I'm sending a copy to my cousin who used to be obsessed with all things British royalty and Prince William. I hope she doesn't read this because that will ruin the surprise:p

  5. Thanks, Michelle and Say!

    Aicha, I know what you mean! Parang matira matibay ang nangyari dun haha. In fairness, she is a true commoner and yet she's done very well, showed breeding, grace and discretion--marks of a true lady. =)

    Tisha, pahiram! I have a live guesting next week. Stress! Oh, and sige, I'll try that salon =)

    Jillsabs, walang royal wedding issue ang Yes! mag. Local celebs lang ang lumalabas dun.

  6. From what I recall, Kate Middleton, at 29 on her wedding day, is one of the oldest brides of an heir-apparent (or would-be ruler). The oldest of course would be the current Duchess of Cornwall (Camilla Parker-Bowles) who married Charles (not yet king)at 57, and there is Eleanor of Acquitaine who is speculated to be around 31 at the time she married Henry II, 2 years before he became king. We're taking 12th century here though (b. 1122, married 1152) when birth records may or may not be very accurate. I know. I'm geeky that way.

  7. p.s., here it is.

  8. Yup! I actually said that Camilla is the oldest bride and I also have that link already (see post again). But thanks, Miss, for pointing it out again for the readers who may have missed them.

  9. Thanks, Frances! Sorry for missing the link you posted -- i read by too fast sometimes grrrrr! :)

  10. Hi, Frances! Here's a little hair help your hair grow thicker, softer and shinier try extra virgin olive oil or EVOO. Any brand will do as along as its extra virgin. The non-extra virgin kind is too dang sticky. Anyway, put a bit of EVOO on one hand and rub together with the other hand to heat the oil up. Apply the oil onto your hair, let it sit for 30 mins and then shampoo and condition as usual. I learned this little secret when I was living in Myanmar.

  11. Love the satchel. I'm thinking of getting a yellow one as well. But I've heard it's matigas and hard to use (narrow, buckles instead of snap closures). What size did you get and how are you finding it?


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