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Caroline Ashleigh Blog: Kate Middleton Dress Sells for over $125,000

A dress worn by Prince William’s fiancee Kate Middleton at a university fashion show in 2002, which reportedly sparked the royal’s interest in his bride-to-be, fetched $105,000. Including commission, the see-through mesh slip dress designed by Charlotte Todd sold for 78,000 pounds ($126,000). It had been expected to sell for 8,000-10,000...

Caroline Ashleigh Blog – Princess Diana Still Rules

It’s been more than 13 years since Princess Diana’s death, but an exhibit featuring items from her life is now on display in Grand Rapids, Mich,. until Feb. 16, 2011. The Grand Rapids Art Museum is currently home to “Diana – A Celebration,” a rare look into the life of Diana...

Caroline Ashleigh Blog: DIY art restoration? NOT!

Bread, garlic, onions and potatoes may sound yummy if you’re hungry, but some people believe that they can clean works of art with them. Here is their reasoning: each of these foods has moisture in them to pick up water-soluble dirt without getting the painting wet. However, these foods also leave...