The Wedding of the Year 2017: Preview

Pippe Middleton Engaged

The internet broke a little when news surfaced of Pippa Middleton’s engagement to banker James Matthews earlier this summer. It wasn’t the first time the Duchess of Cambridge’s little sister broke the internet – and we can be pretty sure it won’t be the last. Devoted as we are to our Modern Prep Gazette subscribers, we’ve scoured all the best sources and come up with a set of strong predictions...

80’s Throwback: Styling the Alice Band

The Alice Band

The Alice band is back. We repeat: the Alice band is BACK. Headwear staple of the original 1980’s Sloane Ranger, this cute accessory has been spotted on the well-groomed heads of both Hollywood A-listers and British It-girls this summer. First championed in the fashion arena by Diana, Princess of Wales and her royal sister-in-law Sarah Ferguson over thirty years ago, it’s no wonder the Alice band’s 2016 comeback has been...

Happy Anniversary, Wills and Kate!

Royal Wedding Anniversary

It will have been five glorious years on Friday (29th April) since William and Kate tied the knot. So to mark this most gorgeous union we thought we’d give you our pick of Royal-inspired anniversary gifts. In both the US and in the UK, it’s traditional to mark five years of marriage with gifts made of wood, though we’ve also borrowed ideas for four year anniversaries too, which tend to...

Seasonaire Style 2016

ski fashion

For many a Sloanie, a ski season is the only way to spend your gap year between school and university. A ski season is six months spent running a ski chalet as part of a small team, learning to cook hearty suppers for big parties of guests, baking cakes for tea in the afternoon, and skiing relentlessly between shifts. Seasonaires finish their first ski season equipped with all manner of...

Oh Hello, Princess!

Princess Charlotte

Hearts were all aflutter at Sloanie HQ earlier this week when we caught sight of the first pictures of Princess Charlotte since those from her Christening back in July. With that lovely sweep of chestnut brown hair and those sparkly blue eyes, she’s a gorgeous mix of both her parents – plus, she has the adorable cheeks of her big brother, Prince George. What a beautiful combination!...

Dress Like the Duchess: Three Ways to Wear Houndstooth

The Duchess of Cambridge proved her fashion-forward dress sense once again when she stepped out in a Ralph Lauren monochrome belted shirt dress in houndstooth recently. This autumnal check print might’ve been all over the A/W 15 catwalks earlier this year, but history proves that this print has long been a firm favorite of the Duchess. She has been snapped several times in the past sporting a chic black and...

Queen to Bestow Kate Highest Honor

Queen Elizabeth II became Britain’s longest-reigning monarch last week as she broke the record set by her great-grandmother, the iconic Queen Victoria. Drumroll please: on Wednesday 9th September 2015 the Queen had reigned for an epic 63 years and seven months: that’s 23,226 days! Prime Minister David Cameron tweeted: ‘Over the last 63 years, Her Majesty has been a rock of stability in a world of constant change.’...

Gorgeous George Steals The Show

Princess Charlotte Royal Christening

Last Sunday (July 5) saw the christening of Princess Charlotte at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, the village where William, Kate, George and Charlotte now live and the Queen’s place of worship when she stays in Norfolk. The location for Charlotte’s christening wasn’t purely one of convenience, though – it carried much sentimental value too. William’s late mother Diana was also baptised here as a baby, and the day...