With less than three months until the royal wedding, all discerning and fashionable eyes are on Kate Middleton, who albeit opting for “safe” fashion choices is not a sartorial innovator. Thus far, Middleton has been faithful to a tried and tested style identity that is often critiqued for being more Camilla- than Diana-esque, and is characterized by humdrum tweed blazers, knee-high suede boots and tailored shift dresses. We concur with the British press—it’s Middleton’s time to shine, and hire a stylist.
Here are two stylists we’d love to see transform the princess-to-be
London-based socialite and Chanel brand ambassador Caroline Sieber is known for crafting Emma Watson’s new-age mod Twiggy image. Sieber’s goal to youthfully recreate her style icon, Jane Birkin, and shun anything that is too trendy, polished, or overtly sexy would be the perfect match for the bride-to-be’s classic sophistication.
The British Vogue alum, who interned at Chanel and opts for avant-garde and intellectual brands, could flawlessly pave Kate’s new image. As the woman behind Carey Mulligan’s “Best Dressed” nod, Laakkonen is a pro at preserving her client’s innate style and image while giving it the desired edge.
Emily Huggard is FLARE’s royal wedding correspondent, keeping you up-to-date on the latest style news out of London.