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Me and my Big Mouth!

There’s a feud brewing. At least, the papers and online media are trying to get a feud brewing. They’re stoking the fires with as many twigs of nonsense as they can, and obviously I had to stick my oar in. I was asked by the Express to comment on Kate Middleton’s eye makeup – you know, the age-old, slightly mundane ‘black kohl around the eye’ type of look. Now, let’s get something straight. I wear this look. Not a lot – normally there’ll be a little smudgey-fudgey going on with a neutral eyeshadow around the edge, or there’ll be a flick, or something. But still – I can’t really see what’s so wrong with her dashing a bit of black liner around her eyes before she hops out of the door.

True, it may not be the most flattering look for her – perhaps a soft, taupe, smoky eye would look amazing? – but she doesn’t look ‘hard’, as Dame Vivienne labelled her. Anyway – I always feel a bit sorry for people who are being slated, so I barged in their with my words of…er…support and wisdom. Thanks Kate – you can give me that tenner next time you see me! (Hahahaha….)

You can read the full Vivienne Westwood vs. (as yet silent-on-the-matter-Kate) here: EXPRESS KATE MIDDLETON

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  1. I think you answered the Express question very well. I do agree with Dame Viv on this one..its to harsh and I think so would actually look younger without the bottom liner..same goes for Pippa.
    Anywho its only make-up.

  2. Good grief! Like the look or not she’s a dab hand with a make up brush/liner pencil! And in fairness if she changes the look now there will be an avalanche of articles with theories of why she did it (was Wills looking at other girls? Does it signal an apocalypse?!) and like and dislike polls. She’s a stunning girl, leave her be Express!

  3. I’m going to add my unsolicited two cents: I’m not a fan of her eye makeup either. Don’t get me wrong, I wear and love my eye kohl. I wear it in more of a smudgey/messy sex-kitten kind of way, whereas I think Kate Middleton is attempting to come off as a modern lady-like type, but the perfectly rimmed eyes looks a bit old-fashioned to me (see again the nude pantyhose she is so fond of). I don’t really get her as a style icon, but, I’m American and the Royal Family doesn’t captivate me.

    I’ll await my follow-up from the Express ;)

  4. I totally agree that a smudgy look may look nice for her but does a future queen really go with smudged eye make-up?

  5. You aint got a big mouth you were just answering the question I think anyone would have done the same thing in your situation.

  6. I’ll side with Dame Westwood on this one.

    Kate ‘Call me Catherine’ is a beautiful woman, but – oh yes, you bet you’re ass there’s a BUT coming – her kohled eyes are much too stark. Hard, even.

    Let’s not even begin with the nude hosiery… ;0)

    Sarah x

  7. That should have read ‘your’ and most certainly not ‘you’re’. This little editor will go and stand in the dunce’s corner… ;0)

  8. I think you answered absolutely properly. It amazes me that people who might feel uncomfortable telling their colleagues at work that they didn’t like the toneof their lipstick seem to think it’s absolutely fine to be abusive about someone in the public eye who cannot answer back. I may or may not like the Duchess of Cambridge’s style – but hey, it’s her style, her life, and she may have signed up to having her every word and deed scrutinised by the media, but I don’t think that means we’re all allowed to ofer her gratuitous insults if we don’t like her makeup, or her clothes, or her hair. Now if I were a mean person I’d think that Vivienne Westwood (and indeed Viktor and Rolf, who also seem to think she’s fair game for a damning style critique) were sore because they didn’t get to make the wedding dress – but of course they’re far too noble for that, aren’t they?

  9. You spoke it loudest and best Ruth!

  10. Perhaps women should stop taking potshots at each other over appearance and fashion. We have men to police us over our style choices – and we don’t take any notice of them, do we? Or platforms, big man boots, dressing up, and make-up, beyond a little mascara, would never get worn. Fashion and beauty is fun, should be free and eclectic,self-expressive and creative, and shouldn’t be another area of angst and judgement… or the “fun” bit isn’t there… just saying …xxx

    • @Sue that’s why I did feel a little sorry for her. Mind you, sometimes it’s quite delicious when someone wears something TRULY awful! Come on – we all love to have a laugh then surely?! No…? OK…… *Tumbleweed*

  11. Er, slides off high horse, shuffles, “Er, yes, actually…” xxx

  12. I think her eye make up is totally horrid…she is no style icon…I’m sooo fed up of people going on about this plain boring looking girl…there are many more interesting and more beautiful ladies out there! …who also dont look anorexic!

  13. Totally agree with you Ruth. Dame Westwood might like her to channel couture in her clothes and on her face but at the end of the day her constituency isn’t the fashion press or designers, it’s the general public. Yes Kate never looks ‘edgy’ but I’m not sure the majority of britains would like her to. Let’s leave the out there looks for the queens of pop, not the future queen of England!

  14. I definitely agree with Dame Viv, she should try a softer eye makeup look. She is a stunning girl snd something a little prettier would make her amazing. But she’s one of us and we all get into ruts with makeup. And i definitely agree with you Ruth, KMs messy eye is a bit too risque!

  15. From a critical point of view, she should darken her eyes to suit her face, but perhaps she shouldn’t take it into the inner corner, I reckon that would make her eyes look bigger.
    From a woman’s point of view – she feels comfortable leave her alone! I know I don’t feel myself if I try and completely change my make up, oh those many times I’ve put bright lipstick on and wiped it straight off!
    @ McK, she’s toned not thin! There’s such a difference.
    @ Ruth, ashamedly yes, we do love a laugh! But not all of use feel the need to do it in public *cough*Westwood*cough*

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