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RAVE and WRECK of the week: May 4, 2011

RAVE of the week: Royal hats steal the royal show

In the wake of the wedding of the century, it seems as though everyone has recently become analytical critics of nearly every element of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s royal wedding. From their brief first kiss to the interesting choice of white for Kate’s sister’s dress, every news source and online gossip column is criticizing the particulars. One detail that certainly stood out was the vast popularity of a particular fashion statement amongst the female guests.

Elaborate hats and hairpieces were the alternative star of the show, though no one outshone a very demure Kate Middleton in her gown designed by Sarah Burton. From feathers to flowers to bows, outrageously intricate designs were a necessary staple of royal wedding fashion. Middleton’s mother Carole wore a chic blue topper with a bow on the side, while former Spice Girl and fashion icon Victoria Beckham flaunted a dangerously angled black hat that had everyone wondering if hundreds of bobby pins or simply Elmer’s glue was the key to holding it in place. As with any fashion-forward trend, some wedding guests turned this elegant style into a fashion faux pas. Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice were the top “bad hat” offenders. Although a few certainly abused the hat as a fashion piece, overall the majority of female guests put their English stamp on the postcard-worthy affair.

WRECK of the week: Trump tries, fails to disgrace Obama

Donald Trump is well-known for a myriad of Hollywood feuds. Attacking celebrities such as Rosie O’Donnell, Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Cosby is one of the many ways in which Trump keeps his name in the headlines. But has he taken it too far?

Trump has spent the past weeks publicly insisting that Obama released his birth certificate to prove his citizenship. Wednesday morning the White House made Obama’s birth certificate public, which confirmed he was born in Hawaii. But Trump still isn’t satisfied–shocker.

The real-estate mogul, reality TV star, and possible 2012 GOP presidential candidate has made other offensive comments regarding President Obama, including remarks that he didn’t deserve to attend the Ivy League schools that he did.

If in fact Trump is truly considering running for president, he shouldn’t be focusing on such silly matters. He should focus on more important issues such as our country’s economy or high unemployment rate. Many people hope that Trump’s presidential bid is just a publicity stunt.

Obama handled the situation with humor at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner last Saturday night by making Trump the butt of his jokes. Trump claimed the evening was “inappropriate in certain respects.” But the only inappropriate one, Mr. Trump, has been you.


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