Consider this royal wedding, for a change:
Just when everyone thought the Duchess of Cambridge had the award for most fashionable new royal of 2011 in the bag, competition has emerged from an unlikely source: Bhutan. The fashion world is rapidly developing a new royal girl-crush on 21-year-old international relations student Jetsun Pema, who became queen of the tiny Himalayan country at her wedding last month.
As with the royal wedding at Westminster Abbey in April, the bride brought style to a ceremony steeped in tradition. The wedding procession was accompanied by elephants, drumming monks and clouds of incense, but the brides wedding outfit – a traditional ankle-length wrapped dress known as a kira – was made in mustard yellow, a shade anointed as a key colour for autumn on the catwalks of both Donatella Versace and Victoria Beckham. Whats more, in having taken more than three years to weave, the craftmanship of the kira outdid even the handstitched lace gown made by seamstresses under Sarah Burtons watchful eye for Kate Middleton.