Clearly, I underestimated my appetite for the whole royal wedding bonanza. Knackered as I was walking to work downtown yesterday, I passed by Fog City’s newsstand, brimming with Will and Kate covers, which immediately caught my attention.
By the time I made it into the Sephora corporate offices, the marketing team had already erupted into a formal celebration—complete with twee tiaras and an English breakfast buffet—of the royal nuptials.
I then spent at least a good half hour chuntering on and on with coworkers hovered over a computer watching You Tube, CNN, BBC, and assorted blogs analyzing the Brit fascination with crazy hats, the four-minute walk down the aisle, and of course, THE Sarah Burton-designed wedding dress, when this new beauty collection “Urban Bride” by Urban Decay landed on my desk from the photo department. It was a sign! I would fully embrace the hubbub that was the fairy tale wedding of the decade!
I won’t whinge at the fact that so much has already been posted on everything from the gormless details of their lavish receptions to the big designer reveal (In a one-word summary on that topic: exquisite), especially since I’ve been voraciously gobbling it all up.
Instead, I’ll make my small journalistic contribution of posting some images from around San Francisco that caught my attention yesterday. As hard as I tried to ignore it, the pomp, the circumstance, and the sheer glamour of it all … eventually, happily, sucked me in. Cheers!
*For a handy translation of any British-isms you didn’t quite get here, go to Merriam-Webster Online at m-w.com*