Celebrity Inspiration: Kate Moss

Image via the Daily Mail

It’s entirely possible that you’re bored of reading about Kate Moss’s wedding by now, since the whole of wedding world’s been posting about it all week. But, just like the Royal Wedding, it would be remiss of me not to write about it at all because, as much as I hate to admit it, this wedding was iconic. I’m not the hugest fan of the stylish Ms Moss (naked pictures with your young daughter as part of your wedding pics. Really?), but I’ve got to say, the girl knows how to throw a set of nuptials. I mean, it helps that everyone at her wedding was ridiculously photogenic. And of course, it didn’t hurt that Mario Testino took what are quite probably the most gorgeous wedding pictures EVER. But really, it was the seamless (and personal) fusion of sweet English countryside, Gatsby glam and good old fashioned rock ‘n roll that really made it special. Three things I never would have thought would go together so well, and they did. Bravo, Kate. *Tips imaginary hat*

‘Moss-stock’, as it was dubbed, took place at the beginning of July, the same day onse Charlene was weeping into her hankie as she married Prince Albert. Kate wed rocker Jamie Hince at a beautiful country church in the Cotswolds, in a truly spectacular dress by disgraced designer John Galliano. She was surrounded by a gaggle of little girls – 16 bridesmaids in all, offspring of models and slebs and no doubt the supermodel Class of 2020 – and had a stunning reception in a carnival tent with teepees for the children and custom cocktails for the adults. Guests even had access to a ‘second looks’ tent to change into their evening garb, which was kitted out like a Hollywood boudoir. English weddings can be a little samey, but Kate took the formula (pretty church, young bridesmaids, marquee reception) and turned it into something really special with a touch of glitz and a sprinkling of Midsummer Night’s Dream fairydust. No denying it, it was spectacular.

Images: Mario Testino for Vogue, via everywhere

Steal their style

Two things I adored about Kate’s ceremony look. One, the slinky 1920s-style dress. And two, that veil. Beautiful, non?

Images: Top – Mario Testino for Vogue; Juliet caps and veils clockwise from top left: 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; Dresses left to right: 1; 2; 3

There was a time when young bridesmaids went out of fashion, but that day has well and truly passed what with Kate Middleton, Charlene and Kate Moss all having lots of little ladies at their sides. And, of course, the big style comeback of the year is the floral crowns they were wearing – if you like this look you can see loads more flower crown inspiration here.

Images: Top – Mario Testino for Vogue; Flowergirls clockwise from top left: 1; 2 ; 3; 4; 5 ; 6

For her flowers, I loved the way Kate used classic white roses and combined them with daisies. So perfect!

Images: Top – Mario Testino for Vogue; Daisies left to right: 1; 2; 3; 4

And finally, how lovely was Kate and Jamie’s six tier cake by Peggy Porschen? This is one style Cape Town brides really can steal, as local cakemaker Roxanne Floquet was trained by Peggy herself (and in fact, was responsible for making her mentor’s own wedding cake). Who says you have to come all the way to London to get A List quality service providers?

Image: Mario Testino for Vogue

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