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Apologies up front, but I couldn’t find a decent picture of Alexandra. Sorry.
We are talking about Amalia’s godmother, Princess Alexandra,’s outfit.
Hair: it looks to be in a side braid. Given the other two that we have covered, I think it looks really sophisticated. 2/2
Jewelry: she has some gold bracelets that catch the eye. 2/2.
Dress: I think Alexandra took some cues from the swedish ladies with her lace dress. I like the color, especially with her skin tone,but the lace looks weird. It looks coarse. 1/2.
Suitability for event: it is quite proper for a catholic christening, 2/2.
Suitability for wearer: I feel like Alexandra is still trying to get her fashion footing. I mean in her two big royal appearances, (the weddings of guilliame and Felix), she was a bridesmaid. So, I think this is a youthful look that doesn’t smack of m-t’s rejects. 2/2.
Overall, Alexandra gets a 9/10. A solid look to start her coverage  on this blog. Tomorrow, we will be wrapping up our coverage on Amalia’s christening.
Aug 22, 2014

Apologies up front, but I couldn’t find a decent picture of Alexandra. Sorry.
We are talking about Amalia’s godmother, Princess Alexandra,’s outfit.
Hair: it looks to be in a side braid. Given the other two that we have covered, I think it looks really sophisticated. 2/2
Jewelry: she has some gold bracelets that catch the eye. 2/2.
Dress: I think Alexandra took some cues from the swedish ladies with her lace dress. I like the color, especially with her skin tone,but the lace looks weird. It looks coarse. 1/2.
Suitability for event: it is quite proper for a catholic christening, 2/2.
Suitability for wearer: I feel like Alexandra is still trying to get her fashion footing. I mean in her two big royal appearances, (the weddings of guilliame and Felix), she was a bridesmaid. So, I think this is a youthful look that doesn’t smack of m-t’s rejects. 2/2.
Overall, Alexandra gets a 9/10. A solid look to start her coverage on this blog. Tomorrow, we will be wrapping up our coverage on Amalia’s christening.

Let’s discuss Stephanie’s outfit from Amalia’s christening.
Hair: I like Stephanie’s hair. But, for work occasions, she typically does half up and flowing. I wish she could have done something different for this special day. 1/2.
Accessories: the only accessories I see (besides engagement rings) are some small but seemingly gorgeous earrings. 1.5/2.
Outfit in general: I don’t really know about this dress. I do like the light blue of it but the pattern on there is really distracting and makes it look like more of a work dress than a christening or church dress. It doesn’t give her any hint of figure. Also, what is she carrying with her- a blanket? 1/2.
Suitability for event: It is not super short or revealing. 2/2.
Suitability for wearer: Stephanie is still trying to find her fashion feet but I thought we were getting somewhere with the new official pics taken over the summer. This I feel is a step back, but it is still conservative and kinda cute so I will give it to her. ( anything can be than her wearing m-t’s hand-me-downs) 2/2.
Overall, Stephanie receives a 7.5/10. It is really just a blah outfit that makes me forget she was even there. Tomorrow, let’s talk again about one of the key players from the christening.
Aug 21, 2014 / 5 notes

Let’s discuss Stephanie’s outfit from Amalia’s christening.
Hair: I like Stephanie’s hair. But, for work occasions, she typically does half up and flowing. I wish she could have done something different for this special day. 1/2.
Accessories: the only accessories I see (besides engagement rings) are some small but seemingly gorgeous earrings. 1.5/2.
Outfit in general: I don’t really know about this dress. I do like the light blue of it but the pattern on there is really distracting and makes it look like more of a work dress than a christening or church dress. It doesn’t give her any hint of figure. Also, what is she carrying with her- a blanket? 1/2.
Suitability for event: It is not super short or revealing. 2/2.
Suitability for wearer: Stephanie is still trying to find her fashion feet but I thought we were getting somewhere with the new official pics taken over the summer. This I feel is a step back, but it is still conservative and kinda cute so I will give it to her. ( anything can be than her wearing m-t’s hand-me-downs) 2/2.
Overall, Stephanie receives a 7.5/10. It is really just a blah outfit that makes me forget she was even there. Tomorrow, let’s talk again about one of the key players from the christening.

Aug 20, 2014 / 209 notes
Let’s welcome Princess Claire of Luxembourg to our coverage. She has been a royal for less than a year, but has some a few major events under her belt already. One of them is her daughter’s christening. Let’s analyze her outfit, shall we?
Hair: I love her hair. But, just like a certain british duchess who shall remain nameless, this would have been a perfect opportunity to do half up or,something else to show off the neck of the dress. 1/2.
Accessories: The only one I can see is her engagement ring. 1/2.
Outfit in general: I go back and forth on this. One time, I like how it looks like a christening gown itself. The next time, I don’t like the fit. I might as well call it somewhat mediocre and give it a 1/2.
Suitability for event: it is a proper length for a Catholic event. 2/2.
Suitability for wearer: Claire is gorgeous, intelligent, and a bit of a clothes horse. But, this outfit feels shockingly plain. Yeah, she is not the center of attention, but she is standing next to her and kinda disappears. 1/2.
Overall, Claire gets a 6 out of 10. I was wishing for something a little more out of this outfit. 
Tomorrow, let’s discuss Stephanie’s outfit, shall we?
Aug 20, 2014

Let’s welcome Princess Claire of Luxembourg to our coverage. She has been a royal for less than a year, but has some a few major events under her belt already. One of them is her daughter’s christening. Let’s analyze her outfit, shall we?
Hair: I love her hair. But, just like a certain british duchess who shall remain nameless, this would have been a perfect opportunity to do half up or,something else to show off the neck of the dress. 1/2.
Accessories: The only one I can see is her engagement ring. 1/2.
Outfit in general: I go back and forth on this. One time, I like how it looks like a christening gown itself. The next time, I don’t like the fit. I might as well call it somewhat mediocre and give it a 1/2.
Suitability for event: it is a proper length for a Catholic event. 2/2.
Suitability for wearer: Claire is gorgeous, intelligent, and a bit of a clothes horse. But, this outfit feels shockingly plain. Yeah, she is not the center of attention, but she is standing next to her and kinda disappears. 1/2.
Overall, Claire gets a 6 out of 10. I was wishing for something a little more out of this outfit.
Tomorrow, let’s discuss Stephanie’s outfit, shall we?

Aug 19, 2014

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Would you like me to cover an outfit worn by your favorite royal that I haven’t done before? Well, click on that ask/suggest an outfit button and tell me who you want to me to judge. My only restriction is that it is a woman of age and that it is not a wedding dress. If you have any questions, please ask away!

Today, we will be wrapping up our coverage on the belegian-ish wedding by discussing the mother of the bride, Princess Astrid of Belgium. 
Hat/ hair: I like the hair flip that is going on. It makes her look chic and youthful. I have some issues with the hat/ fascinator thing. I didn’t like how it went all across her head with the flowers. It gives me some nightmares to how the Danish Ruby Parure looks these days. I do like the color though. 1.25/2.
Accessories: I am a sucker for pearls, but that necklace is atrocious. I do like the earrings though. 1/2.
Outfit in general: I like the color. But, nothing is working. The cardigan doesn’t really go with the silk skirt and that doesn’t go with the silver shoes. It also makes her look more broad across. .75/2.
Suitability for event: The light blue is perfect for someone who will be in the spotlight for the day and the outfit is the perfect length for a proper Catholic wedding. 2/2.
Suitability for wearer: Like her new daughter-in-law, Astrid is a bit of an unknown for me. I am aware that she is known for her odd outfits. Aspects of that shows up in this outfit. 1.75/2.
Overall, astrid receives a 6.75 out of 10. Not bad, but not terribly good either.

Tomorrow, we will discuss the big players at princess Amalia of Nassau’s christening.
Aug 19, 2014 / 2 notes

Today, we will be wrapping up our coverage on the belegian-ish wedding by discussing the mother of the bride, Princess Astrid of Belgium.
Hat/ hair: I like the hair flip that is going on. It makes her look chic and youthful. I have some issues with the hat/ fascinator thing. I didn’t like how it went all across her head with the flowers. It gives me some nightmares to how the Danish Ruby Parure looks these days. I do like the color though. 1.25/2.
Accessories: I am a sucker for pearls, but that necklace is atrocious. I do like the earrings though. 1/2.
Outfit in general: I like the color. But, nothing is working. The cardigan doesn’t really go with the silk skirt and that doesn’t go with the silver shoes. It also makes her look more broad across. .75/2.
Suitability for event: The light blue is perfect for someone who will be in the spotlight for the day and the outfit is the perfect length for a proper Catholic wedding. 2/2.
Suitability for wearer: Like her new daughter-in-law, Astrid is a bit of an unknown for me. I am aware that she is known for her odd outfits. Aspects of that shows up in this outfit. 1.75/2.
Overall, astrid receives a 6.75 out of 10. Not bad, but not terribly good either.

Tomorrow, we will discuss the big players at princess Amalia of Nassau’s christening.

The theme of the next few days will be how frustrated can I get? Let’s start with the major offender, our darling queen Mathilde (who came off an amazing appearance at the Normandy celebration). 
Hair/hat-wrap-turban-sack-thing: Mathilde’s hair is my favorite thing about this outfit. It is in an elegant updo that Mathilde can pull off. But that hat thing? Oh my, I never thought she would wear it. If I didn’t like it on maxima, I don’t like it on Mathilde. 1/2.
Accessories: It is fitting that while her new niece is wearing her wedding day tiara, Mathilde pulls out her wedding earrings. Small but elegant. I also love the bracelets and clutch. 2/2.
Outfit in general: I love the color. Mathilde is the best on pulling off the dark blues and purples amongst the royal ladies. But….I hate the sleeve element. I especially hate it when it looks like the sleeves are longest than the hem of the dress. It just feels like this was a gown that was cut in half to make it “perfect” for a summer wedding. .75/2.
Suitability for event: She is the Queen, so some of the elements do feel queenly. But, it also feels like she is almost overdressed for this wedding. I just feel mixed about this. 1/2.
Suitability for wearer: The color is perfection for Mathilde. But, this outfit smacks of Maxima. The hat, the sleeves=this would be a great outfit for Max. I expect Mathilde to be just a tad bit more restrained than her. .75/2
Overall, Mathilde receives a 5.5/10. Like I said, I am extremely frustrated with her outfit.
Aug 18, 2014 / 1 note

The theme of the next few days will be how frustrated can I get? Let’s start with the major offender, our darling queen Mathilde (who came off an amazing appearance at the Normandy celebration).
Hair/hat-wrap-turban-sack-thing: Mathilde’s hair is my favorite thing about this outfit. It is in an elegant updo that Mathilde can pull off. But that hat thing? Oh my, I never thought she would wear it. If I didn’t like it on maxima, I don’t like it on Mathilde. 1/2.
Accessories: It is fitting that while her new niece is wearing her wedding day tiara, Mathilde pulls out her wedding earrings. Small but elegant. I also love the bracelets and clutch. 2/2.
Outfit in general: I love the color. Mathilde is the best on pulling off the dark blues and purples amongst the royal ladies. But….I hate the sleeve element. I especially hate it when it looks like the sleeves are longest than the hem of the dress. It just feels like this was a gown that was cut in half to make it “perfect” for a summer wedding. .75/2.
Suitability for event: She is the Queen, so some of the elements do feel queenly. But, it also feels like she is almost overdressed for this wedding. I just feel mixed about this. 1/2.
Suitability for wearer: The color is perfection for Mathilde. But, this outfit smacks of Maxima. The hat, the sleeves=this would be a great outfit for Max. I expect Mathilde to be just a tad bit more restrained than her. .75/2
Overall, Mathilde receives a 5.5/10. Like I said, I am extremely frustrated with her outfit.

Today, we will be talking about the new wife (and Archduchess) to Amedeo, Lili. She did have the biggest royal wedding of the summer, so let’s talk about her dress.
Hair/tiara: I love her elegant updo. It is quite flawless. She is also wearing the same tiara that Mathilde wore to her wedding. I think Lili is wearing it quite well here. 2/2.
Accessories: Lili is wearing some elegant earrings that I want immediately. Her bouquet is simple but neat and lovely. 2/2.
Outfit in general: This type of dress is hit and miss for me. Luckily, this particular dress is mostly hit. It feels like a summer wedding dress with the playfulness of the material. It also allows some air into the dress. But the bottom of the dress is at odds with the top with the (albeit gorgeous) lace design on the bottom. I would love the polka dots to continue down the dress or the lace design to continue to the top. The veil is nice but seems to be oddly separated from the rest of the dress as well. 1/2.
Suitability for event: She did pick Valentino for a royal wedding, so good points there. But it is a lower royal wedding that is happening in the summer, and this dress feels perfect for that as well. 2/2.
Suitability for wearer: Lili is somewhat of an unknown in the fashion world, so I can’t accurately portray this area (which is a first for me). So, she gets an NA.
Overall, Lili gets a 7 out of 8 for her wedding dress. It was a lovely outfit for a glowing bride. 

Stay tuned for tomorrow as I start my look at lili’s frustrating guests.
Aug 17, 2014 / 4 notes

Today, we will be talking about the new wife (and Archduchess) to Amedeo, Lili. She did have the biggest royal wedding of the summer, so let’s talk about her dress.
Hair/tiara: I love her elegant updo. It is quite flawless. She is also wearing the same tiara that Mathilde wore to her wedding. I think Lili is wearing it quite well here. 2/2.
Accessories: Lili is wearing some elegant earrings that I want immediately. Her bouquet is simple but neat and lovely. 2/2.
Outfit in general: This type of dress is hit and miss for me. Luckily, this particular dress is mostly hit. It feels like a summer wedding dress with the playfulness of the material. It also allows some air into the dress. But the bottom of the dress is at odds with the top with the (albeit gorgeous) lace design on the bottom. I would love the polka dots to continue down the dress or the lace design to continue to the top. The veil is nice but seems to be oddly separated from the rest of the dress as well. 1/2.
Suitability for event: She did pick Valentino for a royal wedding, so good points there. But it is a lower royal wedding that is happening in the summer, and this dress feels perfect for that as well. 2/2.
Suitability for wearer: Lili is somewhat of an unknown in the fashion world, so I can’t accurately portray this area (which is a first for me). So, she gets an NA.
Overall, Lili gets a 7 out of 8 for her wedding dress. It was a lovely outfit for a glowing bride.

Stay tuned for tomorrow as I start my look at lili’s frustrating guests.

Aug 16, 2014 / 5,993 notes
Honestly, I think Letizia has been knocking it out of the park lately fairly consistently. This was honestly the start of it and is the next inductee to the royalredcarpet hall of fame. The white is stark and symbolic of freshness while the yellow and red detail is a nice nod to the national colors. It fits her insanely well (of course, this is varela at its best). Everything works here and like Maxima and Mathilde (which we will talk about eventually), it was a great way to show that she has indeed upped the fashion stakes as she is now Queen.



Tomorrow is the start of my coverage of the belgian-ish wedding (aka amadeo and lilli’s big day.) tomorrow, I will be discussing the new archduchess herself!
Aug 16, 2014 / 2 notes

Honestly, I think Letizia has been knocking it out of the park lately fairly consistently. This was honestly the start of it and is the next inductee to the royalredcarpet hall of fame. The white is stark and symbolic of freshness while the yellow and red detail is a nice nod to the national colors. It fits her insanely well (of course, this is varela at its best). Everything works here and like Maxima and Mathilde (which we will talk about eventually), it was a great way to show that she has indeed upped the fashion stakes as she is now Queen.

Tomorrow is the start of my coverage of the belgian-ish wedding (aka amadeo and lilli’s big day.) tomorrow, I will be discussing the new archduchess herself!

Today, we will be discussing queen sofia’s outfit from felipe’s proclamation.
Hair: Standard Sofia fare. 2/2
Accessories: I am a sucker for pearls. I do love the touch of having a jewel from her mother attached. 2/2
Outfit in General: I love the color. Gold is a great color on Sofia. I can handle the fit of the outfit. However, the texture is not working for me. It looks almost too shiny. 1/2
Suitability for event: Wearing a gold dress is hugely symbolic. For me, it could represent royalty, a start of a new age, and the start of Sofia’s “golden” years. I love it. 2/2
Suitability for wearer: Sofia has always been dressing like a queen for formal events and I’m glad to see that this will continue. 2/2
Overall, Sofia gets a 9/10. It was a lovely yet subdued outfit to honor her son, the king. We are wrapping up the Spanish proclamation series tomorrow. Stick around and see who we are talking about!
Aug 15, 2014

Today, we will be discussing queen sofia’s outfit from felipe’s proclamation.
Hair: Standard Sofia fare. 2/2
Accessories: I am a sucker for pearls. I do love the touch of having a jewel from her mother attached. 2/2
Outfit in General: I love the color. Gold is a great color on Sofia. I can handle the fit of the outfit. However, the texture is not working for me. It looks almost too shiny. 1/2
Suitability for event: Wearing a gold dress is hugely symbolic. For me, it could represent royalty, a start of a new age, and the start of Sofia’s “golden” years. I love it. 2/2
Suitability for wearer: Sofia has always been dressing like a queen for formal events and I’m glad to see that this will continue. 2/2
Overall, Sofia gets a 9/10. It was a lovely yet subdued outfit to honor her son, the king. We are wrapping up the Spanish proclamation series tomorrow. Stick around and see who we are talking about!

First of all, today and tomorrow’s pictures are pretty similar. Sorry ahead of time. Today, we are focusing on infanta Elena’s outfit from the Spanish Proclamation.
Hair: It is pulled back in a nice bun. I like it. 2/2.
Accessories: it seems that mother and daughter got the pearl memo (which I’m a fan of). I love her earrings. I cannot tell if that is a brooch that she is wearing or not, but I like that too. 2/2.
Outfit in general: I love the top, with the funky collar detail and cool texture. I especially like the coat and skirt combo with said top as well. My only problem is it is a tad sheer, but it is I’m going to let it slide today. 2/2.
Suitability for event: this is a proclamation of the new king (who is her brother). Yes, it is a government event, but it is still a major turning point for her life. I really like this outfit, but I wanted to see just a touch more color. 1.75/2.
Suitability for wearer: Elena is known for wearing some unique clothing and this is fairly unique but chic. 2/2.
Infanta Elena’s first outfit being judged here was a success with a 9.75/10. Tomorrow, let’s talk about the former queen, shall we?
Aug 14, 2014

First of all, today and tomorrow’s pictures are pretty similar. Sorry ahead of time. Today, we are focusing on infanta Elena’s outfit from the Spanish Proclamation.
Hair: It is pulled back in a nice bun. I like it. 2/2.
Accessories: it seems that mother and daughter got the pearl memo (which I’m a fan of). I love her earrings. I cannot tell if that is a brooch that she is wearing or not, but I like that too. 2/2.
Outfit in general: I love the top, with the funky collar detail and cool texture. I especially like the coat and skirt combo with said top as well. My only problem is it is a tad sheer, but it is I’m going to let it slide today. 2/2.
Suitability for event: this is a proclamation of the new king (who is her brother). Yes, it is a government event, but it is still a major turning point for her life. I really like this outfit, but I wanted to see just a touch more color. 1.75/2.
Suitability for wearer: Elena is known for wearing some unique clothing and this is fairly unique but chic. 2/2.
Infanta Elena’s first outfit being judged here was a success with a 9.75/10. Tomorrow, let’s talk about the former queen, shall we?

Aug 13, 2014

duchesskatexxx said: What are you going to do after your favourite tiaras?

Very good question. Tomorrow, I will start coverage of the Spanish proclamation. After that, we will be discussing amadeo and lili’s wedding, princess Amalia’s christening, the world war 1 commemorations, and the Monaco Red Cross Ball. However, I am open to suggestions. If you all liked my top ten lists, I can do that (after all, I will be caught up after doing all of this). Also, if you want me to cover an outfit that hasn’t been discussed yet, you are more than welcomed to suggest it with the ask function. My only restrictions are no wedding dresses (I will be doing another series soonish), and keep it to the royal LADIES of the major European families.
Just let me know!

We have finally arrived at my favorite tiara of all time. From the Netherlands, we get the rose-cut diamond bandeau. Yeah, it looks like a glittery headband. But do you see the size of those diamonds? They are huge! This tiara looks great with all hair styles, which maxima has done. It is a great example of deceptively simple tiaras and maxima wears the hell out of it. 

For more information, go here : http://orderofsplendor.blogspot.com/2011/09/tiara-thursday-rose-cut-diamond-bandeau.html

Tomorrow, we are talking about the Spanish ladies at Felipe’s proclamation!
Aug 13, 2014 / 6 notes

We have finally arrived at my favorite tiara of all time. From the Netherlands, we get the rose-cut diamond bandeau. Yeah, it looks like a glittery headband. But do you see the size of those diamonds? They are huge! This tiara looks great with all hair styles, which maxima has done. It is a great example of deceptively simple tiaras and maxima wears the hell out of it.

For more information, go here : http://orderofsplendor.blogspot.com/2011/09/tiara-thursday-rose-cut-diamond-bandeau.html

Tomorrow, we are talking about the Spanish ladies at Felipe’s proclamation!

Hello, Norway. For those unaware, the Norwegian royal family has a decent selection of tiaras. A lot of them are kinda bonkers, though. Luckily, there is one that is sheer perfection. Presenting my number two favorite tiara, the diamond daisy tiara. Our lovely  mette-marit received this tiara when she married her crown prince from his parents (after all, she didn’t have her own). This tiara may be small, but it is gorgeous. I will argue that this is the best tiara to wearer match out there. Both m-m and the tiara are super delicate but truly gorgeous. They don’t need a lot of bling to draw you in, but once you’re in, you never want to leave (if that makes sense). I look forward to seeing this in dark hair when Ingrid comes of age.
For more information, go here: http://orderofsplendor.blogspot.com/2011/08/tiara-thursday-diamond-daisy-tiara.html

My favorite tiara will be revealed tomorrow. I think it is only fitting that we end this countdown where we started it.
Aug 12, 2014 / 8 notes

Hello, Norway. For those unaware, the Norwegian royal family has a decent selection of tiaras. A lot of them are kinda bonkers, though. Luckily, there is one that is sheer perfection. Presenting my number two favorite tiara, the diamond daisy tiara. Our lovely mette-marit received this tiara when she married her crown prince from his parents (after all, she didn’t have her own). This tiara may be small, but it is gorgeous. I will argue that this is the best tiara to wearer match out there. Both m-m and the tiara are super delicate but truly gorgeous. They don’t need a lot of bling to draw you in, but once you’re in, you never want to leave (if that makes sense). I look forward to seeing this in dark hair when Ingrid comes of age.
For more information, go here: http://orderofsplendor.blogspot.com/2011/08/tiara-thursday-diamond-daisy-tiara.html

My favorite tiara will be revealed tomorrow. I think it is only fitting that we end this countdown where we started it.