Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Diamond Jubilee Music, Fireworks and Fashion...
Golden Queen: Queen Elizabeth II waves during the Diamond Jubilee Concert, London
London continued it's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations with a star-studded concert on Monday night in front of Buckingham Palace. Queen Elizabeth II smiled as she took her place.
Robbie Williams Diamond Jubilee Concert, London
The concert, in warm evening sunshine, kicked off with fireworks and an energetic performance from Robbie Williams that got the crowds rocking. After a pyrotechnics opening and music from a military band, resplendent in their scarlet tunics and bearskin hats, Williams jumped out from behind to join them for a high-octane rendition of his song "Let Me Entertain You" (as seen from above photo). The concert was being watched by more than 10,000 lucky ticket holders in temporary stands, and tens of thousands more on The Mall. The ceremonial route to the palace was a sea of Union Jack flags, with people enjoying the one-of-a-kind Diamond Jubilee Concert on giant screens.
Members of the royal family were in the stands naturally, including Prince William, his wife Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge and brother Prince Harry. Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice (yes, she of THAT Hat!) were right next to them enjoying the concert as well. Prince William and Prince Harry were more relaxed with open collared shirts.
Now, let's get to some of the Concert's Fashionable Highlights:
Biker Chic Kylie: Australian singer Kylie Minogue took the stage and did a mini-medley of a couple of her hits. She wore all black in her fitted motorcycle jacket and shorts--all with gold-and-silver crystal accents. Love the hat as well. She's very "Gay Biker Bar" in that ensemble! And look at those silver -clad Gladiator Gals. Kylie really is a Gay Man's Fashion Wet Dream (or at least mine!).
She is soooo "Miss USA Pageant" contestant in this...and in a GOOD WAY!!!!
Now Onto a Hall of Fame Diva:
Falguni and Shane Peacock. They are originally from India and have dressed many a celebrity--such as Lady Gaga, Fergie and Britney Spears, to name a few (they have MAJAH PR money darlings!). The dress Jessie J. wore was from their Spring 2012 collection, It featured royal blue feathers, intricate "Tutankhamen"-inspired embellishment over a black see-through base. It was a very Stage-appropriate look especially if you want to get noticed beyond the tenth row of concert goers.
Click Below to Watch Dame Shirley Bassey's Performance of "Diamonds Are Forever" Diamond Jubilee Concert: