Friday, 22 June 2012

The Union Jack and Queen's Jubilee

Not so long ago, London was stamped and adorned with Union jacks all over, in all possible forms. There were posters, pictures, little make-do booths and post boxes painted and put out in order to declare the completion of 60 years of The Queen's reign. The celebrations centered around an extended weekend that spanned over four days, between the 2nd to 5th June, 2012.

While there were many events happening across London, from the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant; the BBC concert at Buckingham Palace; Queen's overseas visits to mark the jubilee; various exhibitions at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse and elsewhere in the UK; to charitable and environmental projects being initiated, what most caught London's air was the zest of the jubilee.

This being no ordinary event in the UK, every person was celebrating in their own way. I came across a lot of people while travelling on the underground, who were dressed head-to-toe in the union jack print. (I do not quite count making a mockery of fashion as a way to celebrate though, but anyhow, I respect all feelings and manners of displaying their love for the British monarch). I did not participate in any of the eventful happenings across London during the long weekend, but what I did was observe tons of people from weeks before the jubilee weekend came around on the calendar. "There were union jack flags everywhere!" On people's hair, their clothes, their eyelashes, their finger nails and even bra straps that were forced to peek out of the dresses and tee-shirts, for emphasis on what was going on there.

I was in awe of people's gestures during the weekend, even though some of them left me tarnished and hurt my eyes. What was adorable was every little boutique, bakery and person paying their homage to The Queen.

 Here are some of the fashion finds that were 'Queenized' too:

Mulberry's tribute to The Queen

A market version of 'Union jack heels'

Elegant touch Limited Edition Union Jack Nails

Alexander McQueen cannot be behind when such a historic moment is in question. Considering the Royal bride chose McQueen too!

Jessie J had more than few reasons to sport the Union Jack on her lips (and vocal cords too)

Hunter Boots bring together their boots and the union jack, to make what we call pretty amazing Hunter boots. haha

Were you being a union ja(/o)ck at some pub this jubilee season?

Love xx


  1. I love Items with British flag print . Clutch is my favorite :) How about to follow each other ?

  2. I know, McQueen is brilliant! :)

    I am following you, love xxxx