William and Harry Get Their Hands Dirty For Wounded Vets

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Today, the Duke of Cambridge and his younger brother, Prince Harry, joined the BBC’s DIY SOS program to build a Manchester community for veterans of the Armed Forces.

Eight of the homes are being designed for those who sustained injuries on the battlefield, while other structures (and the street itself) are being given a facelift.  A support center is also being built in the neighborhood, run by the Royal British Legion and Walking With the Wounded, both of which enjoy the involvement of the princes.

The Wales men joined presenter Nick Knowles and hundreds of volunteers, donning personalized hard hats, steel-toe boots and safety vests before rolling up their sleeves and getting to work.  Continue reading

Kate Middleton and Her Fringe Visit The Anna Freud Center

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After four months of maternity leave (save for a July 26th visit to Portsmouth with the Duke of Cambridge),  the Duchess of Cambridge visited the Anna Freud Centre in London, where she learned about how the charity is working to improve young people’s mental health care.

Freud, the sixth child of Sigmund Freud, founded the center in 1952. Today, Catherine toured the the King’s Cross site for the charity’s planned Community Campus.

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For her first solo engagement since Princess Charlotte‘s birth, Catherine wore a long-sleeve houndstooth belted shirt dress from Ralph Lauren’s Black Label ($1,595).  Her Royal Highness accessorized with freshwater pearl drop earrings, a black clutch and black court shoes.  Continue reading

10 Very Important Questions For ‘The Mindy Project’s’ Chris Schleicher

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Once upon a time on Instagram I started following Chris Schleicher, a writer on one of my favorite shows, The Mindy Project (season 3 now streaming on Hulu).  After scrolling through every one of his photos (a tribute to Her Majesty, reviews of Grace of Monaco), I decided to track Schleicher down for an interview.  It’s not very often one finds a sitcom writer who’s almost as enamored with royalty as oneself.

The Harvard graduate and former competitive pairs figure skater was a good sport, and even played a jolly good game of Shag-Marry-Kill, Windsor edition.

1. When and how did the stars align to bring you to ‘The Mindy Project’ (“San Francisco Bae” is my favorite episode, BTW)?

I was hired on The Mindy Project in 2013 at the beginning of Season 2. Mindy and her team were aware of my writing through Twitter and my shows at the UCB Theatre, so when they were looking for new writers, they asked for my samples. I submitted my original pilot about figure skating called On Thin Ice (based on my real-life experience as a competitive figure skater). They liked it and invited me to meet with them.

After a very nerve-wracking interview where I think I described the plot of every single episode of Mary Tyler Moore, they made the insane decision to hire me. I’m now in the middle of my third season on the show and I absolutely love it there.  Continue reading

Pippa Middleton’s Blue Jenny Packham Gown: Yay or Nay?

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On Saturday night, Pippa Middleton attended the annual Boodles Boxing Ball at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, raising funds for the Gordon Ramsay Foundation in association with Cancer Research UK.  The ball raises funds for a different charity each time, drawing in the great and the good from London society to cheer on amateur boxers.

Middleton and her older sister, the Duchess of Cambridge, have appeared at the biennial charity event on and off since 2006, when Catherine made her first appearance in a clingy blue BCBG gownContinue reading

BREAKING NEWS: Kate Middleton Has Bangs. Again.

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Hurrah! After taking the summer off to tend to the little ones, the Duchess of Cambridge is ready for her close-up.

Today, Catherine and Prince William joined Prince Charles for Sunday prayers at Crathie Kirk, on the property of Balmoral Castle.   Catherine wore her burgundy Hobbs coat, according to What Kate Wore, an item that made its first appearance in February 2012

The Cambridge family are on holiday up in Scotland, and dined with the Queen when she broke a record on September 9th, becoming the longest-reigning monarch in British history.  Continue reading

Zimmermann Shows Off a Few Duchess-Worthy Looks From NYFW 2015

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If you’ve turned off your phone and are only corresponding with loved ones via stationary and an antique pen, I feel obligated to tell you that it’s Fashion Week in New York.

First, you must must must *follow Their Ladyships, the Countesses of Go Fug Yourself , for they provide the rest of us with an inside look at NYFW’s shows and parties.  And they are firecrackers.  FIRECRACKERS, I tell you.

*Requires a mobile device. 

Second, My new favorite person, Emily Ratajkowski, got gussied up and joined harper by Harper’s BAZAAR editor, Laura Brown at Soho House in New York to toast the magazine’s third issue.

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Prince Harry Is Back From Africa, Shows His Handsome Mug in Rugby Video

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Bless this face, for we have missed it.

For the past three months, Prince Harry has been working with African conservationists and allegedly reigniting a flame with ex-girlfriend, Chelsy Davy (I approve), but now he is back on British soil and encouraging kids to get out and play some rugby.

Ahead of the Rugby World Cup, which begins on September 18th in London, the video (filmed before Harry left for Africa, according to People) focuses on the game at a “grassroots” level.

“It’s no secret that I love top-flight rugby,” Harry said, “but I’m also a passionate supporter of how powerful the grassroots game is in helping to improve people’s lives – the values it teaches, the enjoyment it brings and the unity it creates.”  Continue reading

6 Reasons Why It’s So Important To Shape Your Eyebrows

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It’s believed that next to teeth, the eyebrows are the most important features on any face.  That’s why it’s worth going the extra mile to have them done by someone who truly understands what it means to “shape” one’s brows.

I haven’t lived in my home town in ten years, yet I make an appointment with the same exact woman each and every time I’m back. Her name is Dimitra Zontanos and she is a genius.

If you’ve ever seen a photo of me, you’ll notice that my eyebrows are very…pronounced, which means I have to be very careful about who I let near them.  Continue reading