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Old 05-01-2013, 09:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Jacknch View Post

Thanks for the information about Mabel's dress yesterday. My immediate thought yesterday was of the symbolism - the sober black and then the touch of white for hope maybe.
I love what you said here -never thought of it this way! Although I'm sure it is obvious to many others -the somber black/white for hope is well put. I wouldn't be surprised if that were exactly the case!


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Old 11-08-2013, 07:26 PM
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I saw this picture today of a vintage Dior bow blouse and thought immediately of Princess Mabel. If it could cheer her up, even in the smallest of ways, I would find a way to make it hers.

1980s Christian Dior Haute Couture Blouse

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Old 11-08-2013, 07:42 PM
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Originally Posted by lucien View Post
The white sleave and bow on her dress yesterday are from the train of her wedding dress actually,and by wearing it she felt Friso was closer,and there at the Investiture of his elder brother.I thought it very moving actually.
Although it's a lovely story, the white bow accented sleeve on Mabel's dress was not taken from her wedding gown, as some have posted. The dress is from Viktor and Rolf's 2013 ready-to-wear collection - specifically "look #11." The designers often use bows in their work and have stated that "the bow is very much a part of our idiom."

As explained at the Royal Order of Satorial Splendor,
"Though it was reported that the bow on her inauguration dress came from the wedding gown, it looks like that's not true - though the inspiration for the selection seems clear." See her link below for the "catwalk" version of this ready-to-wear dress.

The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Runway to Royal: The Dutch Inauguration
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Old 11-09-2013, 05:14 AM
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Clothes are often an expression of our spirit and personality. The personal meaning or "idiom" of bows for Mabel have truly touched our hearts recently. It would be interesting to find out where her original love of the bow came from.

Mabel's wedding gown which I think is quite beautiful.

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