Let’s talk about Kate’s outfit to the play date.
Hair: Let’s move along, shall we? 1/2.
Accessories: Of course she was wearing her usual rings and watch. She also has some small earrings, which are lovely. So…2/2.
Outfit in general: I really like this dress. It looks lovely on her and accentuates her figure. The print also prevents it from being boring. 2/2
Suitability for event: It is a simple outfit for an event where you will be talking with parents and playing with young toddlers. However, I think she should have gotten a slightly longer dress and pulled her hair a tad back. 1.75/2.
Suitability for wearer: I think it goes with Kate’s style. 1.75/2.
Overall, Kate gets an 8.5/10 for this outfit.
What will I think of Kate’s next outfit? Stay tuned!
Let’s start our coverage of the Cambridge’s tour to New Zealand and Australia. We will be looking at Kate’s outfit once she arrived to Nee Zealand.
Hat/hair: It’s standard Kate hair (which is unfortunate because of the wind). However, I am in love with the hat. I am a sucker for pillbox hats and she pulls it off. 1.25/2.
Accessories: She wore a fern brooch! She has some lovely diamond earrings as well. She also has her son, but honestly she was going to get full points anyway before counting George into my calculations. 2/2.
Outfit in General: I love the red on her. However, it looks a tad tight across the chest and is a little too flippy considering the wind. 1/2
Suitability for event: This was a carefully planned outfit. Red is a color deeply associated with New Zealand. The fern is another Kiwi icon. It also gives a nod to what Diana wore on a very similar tour in the eighties. 2/2
Suitability for wearer: Half-updo hair and a coat dress with a bit of collar. Essential Kate. 2/2
Overall, Kate gets an 8.25/10. Tomorrow, we will continue our talk on Kate down under!
Let’s say hello to Princess Benedikte, Queen Margrethe’s sister, as she has never been on the royalredcarpet blog. Let’s discuss her outfit.
Hat/hair: Her hair is in a bun. I love her retro hat. However, she seems to be almost always holding her hat due to bad wind(Marie has this issue as well). 1.5/2.
Accessories: I love statement necklaces. I don’t like it when it is making a statement that clashes with the rest of the outfit. 1/2.
Outfit in General: I feel like it would be a lovely chic outfit except for the blue jacket. I understand it may have been cold that day, but I feel like the jacket is ruining the flow of the rest of the outfit 1/2.
Suitability for event: Extremely appropriate for opening of parliament. 2/2
Suitability for wearer: Benedikte’s style is a combo of the dramatic style of her eldest sister, Daisy, and the super chic style of her younger sister, Anne-Marie. As such, this is a perfect fit for her. 2/2.
Overall, Princess Benedikte gets a 7.5/10 for her first appearance. Not too shabby.
I think it is a time to take a break from current events. (Don’t worry, we will will talk about Maxima and Letizia and the Indian state visit to Norway soon!) Tomorrow, let’s take a break to revisit the Cambridge visit to New Zealand and Australia. That’s right, I will be talking about most, if not all, of the outfits Kate wore on this tour. Join me tomorrow!
Today, we are talking about Marie’s outfit to the opening of the Danish Parliament.
Hat/Hair: I can’t see her hair. I like the color of the hat but I feel like it is an older woman’s hat. 1/2.
Accessories: I love her brooch. I don’t understand her wearing the scarf when it seems like the older ladies went without one. 1/2.
Outfit in General: It is a nice fit but it is just so blah. 1/2.
Suitability for event: It is a bit short, but it works for the event. 2/2.
Suitability for wearer: Somewhat fashionable, but an outfit that doesn’t put the wearer in the spotlight? That’s so Marie. 2/2.
I give Marie a 7/10 for this outfit
Tomorrow, we will be covering a newbie to the Royalredcarpet coverage. See who then!
duchesskatexxx said: I think you should do Kate's tour outfits from New Zealand and Australia.
This has been on my short list of series to do (along with Mary’s visit to Greenland). I could definitely see this happening soon…
Let’s talk about Mary’s outfit.
Hat: I am a sucker for pillbox hats and this one is nearly perfect (there is a flower on the side that is a little atrocious). Her hair is perfect. 1.75/2.
Accessories: I want those shoes. I like the clutch but it doesn’t go with the outfit. 1.5/2.
Outfit in General: I like the color a lot. The fit is a little problematic. It is loose in areas and hints at her figure with other areas. It is still really chic though. 1.5/2.
Suitability for event: Fashionable with the appropriate length and hat. It’s perfect. 2/2.
Suitability for wearer: It’s perfect for Mary. Chic, pops of color, and a sense of the old meeting the new. Yeah, classic Mary. 2/2
Overall, Mary gets an 8.75/10.
Tomorrow, it’s Marie’s turn.
We are at our final opening of a Parliament (that I know of). It is the Danes’ turn, so why not start with the Greatest Dane of them all…Queen Margrethe?
Hat/hair: Hair appears to be up yet hidden by hat. I like this hat but not for Daisy. 1/2.
Accessories: I kinda love those earrings. 2/2.
Outfit in General: I love the color and texture. I am not a big fan of the fit and the wrinkles. 1/2.
Suitability for event: As far as I know, the danish royals don’t have as much of a role in the opening of the Parliament as the other Scandinavian royals do. So, I think this works for a sitting and looking pretty event. 2/2
Suitability for wearer: Obviously, Daisy couldn’t go crazy with this outfit. But, with a different style of hat and an outfit with a fun texture, she is able to maintain her theatrics. 2/2.
Margrethe gets an 8/10 for her outfit.
Tomorrow, we will talk about Mary’s getup.
The Norwegian Parliament got out the red carpet to welcome a few of their royals. It is important to note that Crown Princess Mette-Marit doesn’t go to this event. It is a strict King,Queen, and Heir event. So, let’s talk about the Queen, Sonja.
Hair/hat: I’m kinda meh on this element. Let’s just move on. 1/2.
Accessories: Matching statement necklace and bracelet. Pretty nice. 2/2.
Outfit in General: I love the striking red color on her, especially with the black skirt. I don’t like the peplum on it. 1.5/2.
Suitability for event: Sonja is notorious for not wanting to take attention away from Harald at this event. For this, I have to give her full points. Yes, it is a good outfit but not a limelight-stealing outfit. 2/2.
Suitability for wearer: Red on black adds a sense of drama, which is classic Sonja. 2/2.
Overall, Sonja gets an 8.5/10 for this classy outfit.
Tomorrow, we are going to Copenhagen to look at the Danish ladies at the opening of their Parliament.
So, ours Riksdag coverage is coming to an end. Madeleine and Chris was supposed to attend but pulled out at the last minute. However, we got a big surprise-Sofia was there! Since she is an official royal fiancée, she is allowed to partake in royal events as part of the family. This isn’t her first event with that privilege-that would be Victoriadagen- but this her first on this blog. So, let’s talk about it.
Hair/hat: I am love with her hair. So freaking elegant and chic, I am growing to love her hat. 1.75/2.
Accessories: Obviously, my eyes were at her engagement ring. Otherwise, no major accessories. 1.5/2.
Outfit in general: I am kind of love with it. Yes, it is a little too short and the shoulders are problematic, but it is really chic. 1.25/2.
Suitability for event: It may be short, but it is an appropriate color and pretty conservative. 2/2
Suitability for wearer: Chic, fashionable, yet not stealing the limelight. Classic Sofia. 2/2
Sofia gets an 8.5/10. A great appearance by her.
Tomorrow, we will be going to Norway to talk about Sonja’s outfit at the opening at the Norwegian Parliament.
Here is Crown Princess Victoria at Riksdag 2014
Hair/BOW: Standard Victoria hair. However, a bow is not a hat. I don’t care if she looks great in it. She knows better than to wear a bow to a hat event. 1/2
Accessories: a little necklace and some nice diamond earrings. Subtle but lovely. 2/2
Outfit in General: Again with the bow? I really don’t like the top of the outfit it is a little too tight and oddly distracting. 1/2.
Suitability for event: appropriate color? Yes. But, not wearing a hat makes me a little angry. 1/2.
Suitability for Wearer: Simple and gets the job done is essential Victoria. 2/2.
Overall, Victoria gets a 7/10. If only she didn’t wear a freaking bow!!!
Tomorrow, we will be discussing a surprise guest to Riksdag! See you then!
We’re back to Stockholm for the opening of Parliament (otherwise known as Riksdag). Let’s focus on Queen Silvia.
Hat/Hair: I like the pillbox with the bow. I don’t like her standard hair though. 1/2
Jewelry: Full points for that brooch! 2/2
Outfit in general: sleek and age-appropriate? Yes. A tad boring? Yes. 1.5/2.
Suitability for event: Royal ladies during Riksdag are supposed to wear black, gray, and white as a nod to the old court dress. As a result, this is a great outfit. 2/2
Suitability for wearer: I love the traditional jewelry, which is perfect for Silvia. 2/2
Overall, Silvia gets an 8.5/10.
Tomorrow, we’ll have Crown Princess Victoria’s outfit to discuss.
Princess Marie was also in New York. She was at the Autism Speaks meeting with Princess Charlene for example. This was what she wore to the opening of the Lego Store (since Legos were created in Denmark).
Hair: It is all right. Down and sleek. 1/2.
Accessories: I am in love with her sapphire brooch. 2/2
Outfit in General: I love the color and fit of the dress. However, I don’t like the shoes and clutch with it. It is a weird combo to my eyes. 1/2
Suitability for event: It is a great dress to wear for an event where you would be squatting to play Legos with children. 2/2.
Suitability for wearer: I think this is essential Marie. Very simple and chic while not screaming for attention. 2/2.
Overall, Marie gets an 8/10 for this outfit.
Tomorrow, I will be back to our one-a-day post as we discuss the Scandinavian openings of Parliament. We will be starting with Sweden, than Norway, and finally Denmark. See you with Queen Silvia tomorrow!
Letizia was also in New York repping her home country.
Hair: standard Letizia. Down and sleek. 1/2
Accessories: small but lovely earrings. 1/2
Outfit in General: The black and white is really amazing. It is business-like with a little bit of a feminine touch. It also looks great on her and even adds some curves to her lithe body. 2/2
Suitability for event: this is a great outfit to wear to the UN. 2/2.
Suitability for wearer: It is a Felipe Varela business suit. I can’t think of anything more letizia. 2/2
Overall, Letizia gets an 8/10. I really liked it. If only she amped up her hair and jewelry game a little bit…
Madeleine was at home at the World Leaders Forum…well, because she lives in New York. She was also promoting Childhood, as she works in the NY offices of the charity. Let’s talk about her outfit.
Hair: Relaxed and sleek curls. I likey. 2/2
Accessories: I only see a bracelet. 1/2.
Outfit in General: I am a bit torn by this outfit. I really like the white blouse. I don’t like the huge cardigan. It feels like something you would wear to bed. I also don’t like the dark pants. They look like jeans :(. 1/2.
Suitability for event: It feels too casual for an event that promises World Leaders. .5/2
Suitability for wearer: Madeleine is amazing in casual wear and this is perfection for me. She looks young and happy. 2/2.
Overall, Madde gets a 6.5/10. If only the cardigan was a little shorter or her pants were actual dress pants.
Tomorrow, I will be wrapping up my Royals Take Manhattan coverage with Letizia and Marie. See you then!
Queen Silvia was also in New York, although at Columbia University’s World Leaders Forum, promoting Childhood (I think). Let’s talk about her outfit!
Hair: I like her flipped under hair. But, it is still standard Silvia hair. 1.75/2
Accessories: I do like pearls, but this necklace isn’t great. 1/2.
Outfit in General: Yeah, it’s kinda “meh” but I like it. It just screams older business woman. I also like the pale pink with the beige dress. 1.75/2.
Suitability for event: It is perfect for this kind of event. 2/2.
Suitability for wearer: It’s very matronly and has a bit of color, so yay. Yes, it is not dramatic, but you don’t want something super dramatic at a World Leaders Forum, or else you won’t be taken seriously. 2/2.
Silvia gets an 8.5/10 for this outfit. It is very nice royal business wear.