Princess Beatrice’s Velvet Dress, Sheer Tights & Booties Follow Royal Style Rules

Princess Beatrice kept up with royal style practices this week as she headed out in London for dinner with a friend.

Spotted leaving the Connaught hotel on Thursday night, the royal family member showed off her chic sense of fashion in a velvet Maje dress; though the style has since sold out, it once sold for $315 on the brand’s website.

To keep herself warm in the cooler British weather, the princess made sure to layer in a pair of semi-sheer black tights. While the legwear may seem like an everyday move, it is actually a favorite of Queen Elizabeth; while bare legs may not be forbidden under royal protocol, it is considered respectful and proper to wear tights and legwear under shorter hems especially when around older members of the royal family.

To top off her fall-ready ensemble, Princess Beatrice opted for a set of classic black booties.

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Celine Nails the Way TikTok Is Now Driving Fashion

Earlier this year, my fellow GQ writer Max Berlinger made a genius observation on Twitter, suggesting that designers are so interested in bourgeoisie style right now—culottes, nice blazers, tidy sweaters, and other good taste garments—because the middle class is “quickly disappearing.” Perversely, it’s now stability, rather than opulence, that is aspirational.

For a few years now, Hedi Slimane’s Celine has been the shiny gold clasp on the tasteful handbag that is the bourgeois fashion revolution, and I wondered, as I sat waiting for the video for his new men’s collection to start on Wednesday morning, what direction our fashion soothsayer Slimane might take things. Is being middle class and pouty in a perfect little black suit still the beacon of desire, or has the pandemic made even that dream—and pant-style—feel irrelevant?

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Courtesy of Celine
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Courtesy of Celine

Slimane delighted me by getting out of the

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NYFW Street Style Was the Freaky Release We All Needed

I am crouched in a doorway on 42nd Street with two tax accountants. It’s raining on the parade of celebs streaming out of the Moschino show, and as Megan Fox and Taraji P. Henson climb into their respective town cars, Jill Franco and Lauren Lovelace—both CPAs—are shielding their Bottega Veneta heels from the sudden downpour.

“We are not influencers,” Franco insists, although she’s wearing a head-to-toe look of runway pieces that can be procured only from a semisecret Italian showroom. “We are just fashion fans who actually buy the clothes we see on the runways. … And this season, I mean, it feels like I’ve been hiding inside for a year!” she laughs. “So I wanted to show off a little bit. I’m done with blending in.”

tax accountants showing off their street style at new york fashion week

Jill Franco and Lauren Lovelace

She’s not the only one. It’s day three of New York Fashion Week, and already, the looks have

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Housewives Reveal Who They Think Is Worst Dressed In the Group

Recently, a few of the ladies gathered to discuss their opinions on the fashion and style of others. Some of the women had stronger opinions.

A few of the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City cast gathered to discuss who they think is best and worst dressed in the group. Some of the women had stronger opinions than others. 

Earlier this year, Bravo announced another crew to join their Real Housewives collection. At first, fans of the dynasty were skeptical about Salt Lake City given that it’s not the most glitzy place in America. The cast consists of Heather Gay, Mary Cosby, Lisa Barlow, Whitney Rose, Jen Shah and Meredith Marks. All of the women have some sort of relationship with the Mormon faith which adds an interesting spin to the reality TV show. Recently, a few of the ladies gathered to discuss their opinions on the fashion and

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