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I am looking for good pictures of Mathilde and Maria-Teresa from the celebrations at Maastricht. If you can send some pictures my way, I will give you all of the credit. Thanks ahead of time!
YAY, the royals are out doing things again!!! Let’s deal with the swedish ladies and the Polar Music Prize, by first going with the lone lady who went to the Award ceremony - Crown Princess Victoria.
Hair: I love Victoria’s low bun. Very elegant but low-key. 2/2.
Accessories: Love those earrings. I love the diamond bracelet. I even like how the bouquet coordinates with the outfit weirdly. 2/2.
Outfit in general: the design of the dress has been worn at least four different times (a couple of those were by Victoria herself). The color of those particular dress isn’t as successful as the others, but it is still a lovely color. My main dislike for the dress is how tight it is in the chest. It almost makes it look too small for her. 1.25/2.
Suitability for event: The Polar Music Prize is a low-key, high-fashion event. I think this dress is perfect for that. 2/2
Suitability for wearer: pattern, low-key but fashionable=great elements of Victoria’s fashion. 2/2.
Victoria gets a 9.25/10.
Tomorrow, let’s talk Silvia’s outfit to the Polar Music Prize dinner.
Man, Charlene has been on fire lately. I don’t know if it is due to being free of pressure to produce a heir or what, but she has been upping her fashion game this year. this is now my favorite Charlene appearance. First of all, that dress is gorgeous, showing off her pregnancy bump while still being something she could probably wear after giving birth. The blue-black color is a perfect color for her to wear. She is even wearing jewelry (which is rare for her). The earrings are fantastic and the piece in her hair is wonderful. All in all, a truly fantastic outfit.
Queen Letizia has been a fashion all-star lately. Let’s check out an outfit she wore during her first Mallorca vacation as queen.
Hair: her hair is down and it looks like there is some curl going on. It looks quite good. 2/2.
Accessories: in typical letizia fashion (pun intended), she is only wear simple earrings. However, I adore her shoes. 1.25/2.
Outfit in general: I think it is a very stylish dress. One shoulder and white is not a common combo. However, the dress looks like there are still pins in it to add dimension to it. This is especially apparent in the chest area. 1.5/2.
Suitability for event: yes, the royal family was on vacation, but they still did events. I think this dress bridges that gap between vacation attire and royal work outfits. 2/2.
Suitability for wearer: letizia is very petite and this dress actually accentuates her thinness to extreme proportionals. Other than that, this simple but sophisticated dress is right up her alley. 1.5/2.
Letizia gets an 8.25/10.
Tomorrow, our next inductee of the royalredcarpet hall of fame is someone else who has stepped up her fashion game in the past few months.
Today is about Mathilde’s outfit at belgian national day.
Hair/ hat: I highly dislike the way that Mathilde’s hair is curled. It just doesn’t look right. But, her hair is this way due to the massive size of her hat. Dear lord, that hat. I actually kinda like the hat. It is really orange, really feathery, and really big. It is pretty awesome. 1.25/2.
Accessories: subtle but present. Lovely earrings, a gorgeous diamond bracelet, and a watch are add to up this outfit. 2/2.
Outfit in general: orange is not a common Mathilde color, but it looks pretty good on her. I really love the belt element to this since it does add more attention to her figure. I dislike the awkward sleeve. 1.75/2.
Suitability for event: I feel like this dress alone is not super dressy. In fact, this could be something Mathilde wears to a work event. That’s where the hat comes into play. It adds so much to this particular outfit. 1.5/2.
Suitability for wearer: this outfit is one of the top five outfits that is so-maxima, yet maxima has not worn. This doesn’t scream Mathilde. 0/2.
Mathilde gets a 6.5 of 10.
Tomorrow, we will discuss this summer’s lone little white dress.
Let’s talk about Queen Elizabeth’s outfit that she wore to celebrate the World War I centennial.
Hair/hat: Standard Elizabeth hair. The hat is a lovely color but a bit too tall (it gives me a hint of the Arby’s hat). 1.25/2.
Accessories: leave it to Elizabeth to bring out the major brooch game. She also has the other standard Elizabeth accessories (pearl necklace and earrings). 2/2.
Outfit in General: it is standard elizabeth again. Long jacket with dress underneath. However, I do not like the jacket. The pattern is no pt the best. But, at least her gloves goes with the outfit (cough,cough). 1.25/2.
Suitability for event: Elizabeth’s World War I commemoration was slightly different from others covered. She simply attended a church service. Due to this, it is perfect for the occasion. 2/2.
Suitability for wearer: I believe I have used the term standard Elizabeth at least twice in this review. 2/2.
Elizabeth gets an 8.5/10 for her outfit.
Tomorrow, we will talk about Mathilde’s outfit for belgian national day.
of-cambridge said: Hello! I was wondering you could cover Queen Elizabeth II's coronation gown?
I already did that wonderful outfit! If you go to the royalredcarpet hall of fame page, she should be there. Her dress was the subject of discussion on July 12th.
Let’s talk about Camilla’s appearance at the British World War I celebrations.
Hair: Typical Camilla hair. 1.5/2
Accessories: She is wearing her famous pearl necklace along with the same brooch that she wore to the D-day 60th anniversary. This is a nice nod to her father’s army troop (he was a World War II vet). 2/2.
Outfit in general: A nice cream outfit (in the same ball park as Kate). I like this one better because of the jacket and dress combo. 2/2
Suitability for event: Proper length for an event held in church. Proper color for a “half-mourning” event. 2/2
Suitability for wearer: This is essential Camilla. 2/2
Overall, Camilla gets a 9.5/10 for this outfit.
Tomorrow, we will be talking about Elizabeth’s outfit.
Let’s talk about Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Hair/hat: Typical hair, but a little more elegant (Progress, Kate). With her hat, I love the elements of white and pink mixed together. I don’t like the flatness of the hat. 1.5/2
Accessories: Small pearl earrings. Classy perfection. 2/2
Outfit in General: The cream is a great color on Kate. However, I will ding it for the collar. I know this is one of Kate’s staples, but it doesn’t look good on her. 1/2.
Suitability for event: This is a perfect outfit for an outdoor memorial service that is happening during summer. 2/2
Suitability for wearer: Are you kidding me? This is classic Kate. Hair down, suit dress, somewhat fashionable hair, and subtle jewelry are all signs of a kate outfit. 2/2.
Overall, Catherine recieves an 8.5/10. Later today, I will be talking about Camilla’s outfit.
I am super swamped tonight, so no post tonight. Tomorrow, you will get two posts. Sorry for the trouble.
Let’s discuss queen Mathilde.
Hair/hat: Mathilde’s hair is spectacular. However, I do not like that style of hat. It just looks like a frisbee on her head. 1.25/2.
Accessories: the jewelry is really subtle. I am going to ding the gloves though. They seem to clash with the rest of the outfit. 1.5/2
Outfit in general: the light blue color is perfect for a summer celebration that isn’t exactly jubilant. I even like the wrap dress because it suits her figure really well. Overall, a success. 2/2.
Suitability for event: it is solemn enough for a memorial service yet light for summer. 2/2.
Suitability for wearer: conservative, trendy, yet lovely= pure Mathilde. 2/2
Overall, Mathilde’s outfit gets an 8.75 out of 10. With some minor tweaks, this would have been on the same level as her d-day outfit.
Tomorrow, let’s discuss the other prominent female royal at the belgian World War I centennial celebrations.
My next inductee to the Royal Red Carpet Hall of Fame is maria teresa at Amalia’s christening. I think m-t has never looked better. I love the way her hair looks. I love the dress in general. I even like the oversized wrap. This outfit is an youthful outfit without making making her look too young. She flats out GLOWS with happiness and pride. All of this makes it the best outfit from Amalia’s christening.
Tomorrow, we will be start our series on the World War I Centennial.
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.