Thinking about popping the question? You aren’t alone – ‘tis the season to get engaged. You read that right, dear reader: December through Valentine’s Day has officially become known as engagement season. We asked our Style Council to share their insights on how to find the perfect engagement ring. Even if it’s just to dream a little dream, why not have a look at the height of luxury?
If you loved seeing the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle this spring (and seriously, who didn’t?), there’s a huge treat in store for you on the outskirts of London this fall. Meghan Markle’s wedding dress is now on display at Windsor Castle! You have until January 6, 2019 to see it for yourself.
Still swooning over the Royal Wedding? Us too. To keep the magic going, we decided to investigate the purchase of a tiara for ourselves. Not to outdo the Duchesses of Cambridge and Sussex, mind you. Just to channel the joy and magic of both of their weddings at our next swanky event. In July, the new haute joaillerie collections will be unveiled in Paris. In the meantime, though, there’s still plenty of sparkle and shine in all shapes and sizes to suit the jeune fille, the madame and the grand dame in us all.
It’s official: we have our first black British princess. And her Royal Wedding, on a picture-perfect brilliantly sunny day, signaled the continuation of an incredible stretch of successes for African-Americans the world over this year. Kendrick Lamar wins a Pulitzer Prize. Black Panther gives us a fictional black royal family and a superhero who looks just like us – and shatters ticket sale records worldwide. Director and writer Jordan Peele wins an Oscar. This week at Sotheby’s, Kerry James Marshall‘s panoramic painting “Past Times” sells for $21.1 million, a new record for a living black artist. After the 2016 election, who could have dreamed that 2018 would be The Year of Black Excellence? There are clearly forces afoot in the world that can’t be stopped.
How early in the morning are you prepared to awaken in order to vicariously celebrate the upcoming Royal Wedding? If you have the passion and the ready cash, there are several luxurious and festive viewing parties planned for the May 19 nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. They’re not sold out (yet) but you might want to get in gear now – if your invitation to the wedding hasn’t arrived yet, it’s probably safe to assume that you need to make alternate plans. The happy news is that there are some really fun alternatives to attending in person.