SPARKLE LIKE MISS MARKLE Darwin designers have a few ideas to help doll up the world’s most famous couple on their impending wedding day
AFAIRYTALE fashion story is unfolding as the royal redhead, Prince Harry and his darling Meghan Markle, put regal ring on it — to paraphrase Beyonce. Through fashion fairy dust, social media erupted with beautiful photos of the happy couple earlier this week, who both seem to share a cheeky personality and a zest for life.
A personality perfect for the Northern Territory, some may say.
It would be quite fitting for Harry to wear a croc belt on their wedding day, as an ode to the croc he caught when visiting here in 2015.
Without doubt, Meghan would glow in pearls. And the dress?
Two Darwin designers have both earmarked an elegant edge for Miss Markle.
Matilda Alegria’s designs under her self-titled label are known for bridal and event couture wear.
Her gowns are hot picks for the Territory event season, including red carpets and race days.
She told Frontier this week that the royal wedding is very exciting.
“Given Meghan’s history as an actor and being in the limelight before dating Prince Harry, I am hoping she may be the bride to take some risks with her choice of dress,” she said.
“I certainly think she will be keeping very classic, conservative and elegant, but hopefully with an edge.
“Sheer applique panel work is very on trend so this could be a way she could set herself apart from many royal brides before her.”
Sarina Cowcher, who owns The Big Day bridal store in Darwin and a fashion label under her own name, hopes Meghan will amp up palace style, with a modern take on typically conservative royal wedding gowns.
She’s got Meghan’s accessories organised, identifying the Tower of London for tiara, necklace and earrings.
“Meghan is a successful, stunning and contemporary woman, who even though she will never hold princess as a title should definitely be a princess for the day,” Ms Cowcher said.
“Using a modern take of the new hues of blue and grey will put that contemporary twist on it, and without a doubt plenty of sparkling embellishment just like Italian designer Nicole Sposas style.”
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle when they announced their engagement at Kensington Palace