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Old 12-04-2007, 05:28 AM
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Queen Sofía looked stunning during this gala evening! She looked really elegant! Well, and the Tiara she wore is one of my favorites!


Oh and Letizia finally got a third Tiara. Good choice, IMO.
It looked great on her!
The skirt of her two-parts dress was beautiful! I'm not too fond of the top part of the dress.
But hey... a new Tiara!
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Old 12-04-2007, 05:42 AM
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Yes, Isabel Preysler is curtseying to Prince Felipe
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Old 12-04-2007, 05:47 AM
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Not sure about Mrs Arroyo's gown, the sleeves are ugly.
It's a traditional Filipiniana dress. There are variations of the Filipino national attire but the sleeves remain a distinct feature.
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Old 12-04-2007, 06:04 AM
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Old 12-04-2007, 06:41 AM
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Thanks for the background info lula & moby

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Old 12-04-2007, 06:43 AM
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I think Letizia's skirt looked lovely with that silk blose she wear in New York but I don't like to see it with this white top!It doesn't macht at all with the skirt!!
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Old 12-04-2007, 07:15 AM
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it's not my favourite gala gown of hers but it definitely looks elegant and appropriate. the hairdo and make up are superb!

isabel preysler was there as well! i quite expected her. i have mixed feelings about her, but she also looked elegant, as ever, and most ladies need to take on her example to curtsy! that was a real, perfect curtsy to the prince and princess. esperanza aguirre also does it wonderfully. what a grace both ladies have! others, such as gallardon's wife, should really learn from them!
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Old 12-04-2007, 08:32 AM
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Lovely pictures everyone, thank you for sharing them. Queen & Letizia looked nice from day one though not too sure about Queens suit yesterday at the palace. How long from the welcoming ceremony to the palace meeting is it? Seems quite a a fair amount of time, since the queen was able to change.

The dinner, well, Queen sparkled in her lovely layerd black gown and the tiara really looked nice with it. Letizia looked lovely & finally a brand new tiara for her, she does know how to wear them well.
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Old 12-04-2007, 10:04 AM
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I have to agree with many of you by saying that the top did not fit the skirt. The skirt is lovely and is a wonderful piece to recycle but I would love to see it with a different top. Just a thought here but, I would actually love to see an entire dress made from this fabric with the same simple design for Letizia.
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Old 12-04-2007, 10:09 AM
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My humble opinion about Letizia's gala appearance:
1. The make-up is soft-toned utterly refined
2. The shell-shape-with-pearls, low-height tiara is a masterpiece (who by??) and so are the matching earrings.
3. The white top is a "large fit" but, in disagreement with some esteemed discussants herein, I feel, it is right and compliments her due to her slim structure and the fabric's heaviness [does it have paillettes and rhinestones - couldn't tell exactly] and texture.
4. The skirt adds contemporary chic and mellows the severity of the black-white sharp contrast.

On the negative side:
Due to its size and the green-and-yellow/gold color-code, the decoration(?)/brooch(?) diminishes the drama and overall elegance. It should have been on the same scheme as the tiara and earrings.

A big "boo-boo":
The width of the red sash was extremely big and overwhelming [it should have been 30% narrower]. It made her look as if she never wore a sash before, much thinner than she really is, and diminished the overall effect.

Overall:
Outstanding appearance. It is sad though that, although it could easily have been perfect, it wasn't.
For the first time, in my eyes, she looked middle-aged. There is nothing wrong, of course, with being middle-aged but looking middle-aged before one's time is problematic.
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Old 12-04-2007, 10:25 AM
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The shell-shape-with-pearls, low-height tiara is a masterpiece (who by??) and so are the matching earrings.
It's Queen Sofia's Mellerio shell tiara. She gave it to Letizia for the first time last night. Some more info on this one and other spanish tiaras:
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Old 12-04-2007, 10:53 AM
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Deeply appreciated Duke of Marmalade.
Actually, this is the only elegant exception among Spanish tiaras. All the others are and look byzantine/heavy/gaudy. Their huge size, height, angulated-pointed shape as well as daedal-baroque design somehow puts me off. The same is true, in my opinion, about the Bernadotte tiaras.
In contrast, it is hard to find an ugly tiara in the British Collection.
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THE OFFICIAL VISIT TO SPAIN OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES PRESIDENT GLORIA MACAPAGAL ARROYO
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(Lunch and Gala Dinner)
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Although Tiaras are a part of a Royal family to me nowadays they should be left at a museum!
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A big "boo-boo":
The width of the red sash was extremely big and overwhelming [it should have been 30% narrower]. It made her look as if she never wore a sash before, much thinner than she really is, and diminished the overall effect.
I too wish that the sash was narrower because it seems to overwhelm Princess Letizia's petite frame. But can anything really be done about the width of a sash if it's part on an order?

I know for Denmark's Order of the Elephant, the blue sashes have different widths for men and women. The width for the women is more flattering but for the order that Letizia wears (what order is she wearing, by the way?), perhaps there is only one width.

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The Mellerio Shell is beautiful, one of my favorites!, it is great to see Letizia wearing it, she looks beautiful.
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That skirt is beautiful so is the tiara but she looks so extremely skinny is not even fun, is really sad, if I were family I will be really concerned, nobody wants to speak about it but she doesn't look healthy, when things happens then everybody felt awful for being so blind but at least some of us did speak about it.
Is her family blind? his spouse? that aspect is screaming "I need help", is beyond "I'm skinny by nature" and she's not the shadow of herself three years ago.

I guess is more political correct speak about how good this outfit suit her even when you can tell it weights to much for her or how beautiful shoes meanwhile she is falling appart.
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I have to agree here in general. Looking at recent pics of the Princess of Asturias, you cannot deny that she represents the typical picture of a woman who has an eating disorder. If this is actually the truth or not I don't know - we all don't - but I feel a bit uneasy about not mentioning the obvious.
Actually, I refrained from writing about the Mellorio shall tiara (although it is indeed perfect for her) or what I think about her gown (which is indeed something of a mis-match) because my real thoughts when opening the newest pics were all about how alarmingly skinny she has become by now.
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