The Royal Forums Coat of Arms

Go Back   The Royal Forums > Royal Highlights > Royal House of Fashion > Archives

Join The Royal Forums Today
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #341  
Old 04-30-2012, 07:06 AM
Empress Merel's Avatar
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: -, Netherlands
Posts: 1,238
Beautiful dress on a beautiful lady. She wears it really well, great look for her. She wears it better than Nicole Kidman, but Rachel is still the winner.

On the Elie Saab discussion: his dresses are extremely valuable. Each dress costs a fortune.
__________________

__________________
  #342  
Old 04-30-2012, 07:09 AM
fandesacs2003's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Athens, Greece
Posts: 3,186
Quote:
Originally Posted by Empress Merel View Post
.

On the Elie Saab discussion: his dresses are extremely valuable. Each dress costs a fortune.
Hollywood stars "borrow" these dresses for special occasions, like Oscars, etc.
I was always wondering if Princesses do so for official ceremonies, or weddings etc. Or might not be acceptable for a Princess to borrow a dress.
__________________

__________________
  #343  
Old 04-30-2012, 07:25 AM
Empress Merel's Avatar
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: -, Netherlands
Posts: 1,238
That's a good question. Kate doesn't borrow them, I believe.
__________________
  #344  
Old 04-30-2012, 07:31 AM
fandesacs2003's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Athens, Greece
Posts: 3,186
Quote:
Originally Posted by Empress Merel View Post
That's a good question. Kate doesn't borrow them, I believe.
No she doesn't. But Kate did not wear many evening gowns up to now. When she will be Princess of Wales and represents her country in many white tie events she will need more.
__________________
  #345  
Old 04-30-2012, 07:46 AM
Lumutqueen's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Carlton, York, United Kingdom
Posts: 17,124
I don't see why anyone would borrow a dress when they could buy it. Imagine what it would be like when they returned the borrowed dress, the public would go mad to buy anything any Crown Princess wore.

Victoria wore Saab the night before her wedding I think, that beautiful one shoulder gown. If Victoria can, Mary can.
__________________
We Will Remember Them.
  #346  
Old 04-30-2012, 07:52 AM
agami.pearl's Avatar
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: -, Poland
Posts: 1,798
Royals are not borrow dresses, they're buying them and wear more than one time. Celebrities can't wear the same gown for Oscars, GG or Baftas.
Before the wedding Victoria bought few Saab's creations, I think that her stylist has good contacts with designers. Anja - not so much.
__________________
  #347  
Old 04-30-2012, 08:19 AM
Courtier
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Vienna, Austria
Posts: 957
I love this dress and think it looks better on a white-skinned brunette than on a blonde (too anaemic).

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lumutqueen View Post
Victoria wore Saab the night before her wedding I think, that beautiful one shoulder gown. If Victoria can, Mary can.
I think Mary has a tendency to understatement whereas Elie Saab has a tendency to go over the top (e.g. Victoria's pre-wedding dress). I don't think it's a question of "Can she?" but "Does she want to wear Saab?". As I see it ES is not really Mary's cup of tea.

Quote:
agami.pearl
Before the wedding Victoria bought few Saab's creations, I think that her stylist has good contacts with designers. Anja - not so much.
What makes you think that? Anja is a professional stylist with many customers, besides Mary. To have good contacts with designers is part of her job.
__________________
  #348  
Old 04-30-2012, 09:09 AM
Sephora's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Luxembourg ville, Luxembourg
Posts: 524
Quote:
Originally Posted by fandesacs2003 View Post
What do you mean? That Elie Saab would not accept to sell a dress to the young, pretty and elegant future Queen of Denmark, because she might be less known than .... Ivana Trump or Madonna???
I don't think so, if he was given the chance, he would be pleased to do. Mary is a beautiful princess knowen in the fashion circles, but I think she prefers more to promote danish desingners. Elie Saab sells his dresses to some wealthy unknowen commoners, so to a princess like Mary, it would a jackpot for him if she wears someday one of his dresses


Kendte ankommer til Reumert-festen | www.b.dk

The dress is beautiful for me, I like the lace/beige combinaison, I just dont like the sleeves, it they were made in the same sense of combinaison of both materials and colors like the rest of dress it would be perfect imo. I love her earrings aslo.
__________________
"It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. The short-term happiness and the long term one at the same time, for you and for others will come." Dalaï LAMA
  #349  
Old 04-30-2012, 09:50 AM
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Melbourne & Sydney, Australia
Posts: 3,983
Elie Saab has the 'unofficial patronage' of Queen Rania Al Abdullah who has worn the said label frequently. And with great success too, I might add.
__________________

"Dressing is a way of life" - Monsieur Saint Laurent
  #350  
Old 04-30-2012, 11:00 AM
agami.pearl's Avatar
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: -, Poland
Posts: 1,798
Quote:
Originally Posted by UserDane View Post
So, the CP of Denmark is too unknown to be 'allowed' to buy one - or what do you mean???
(Perhaps CP Victoria had better return her Saab dresses )
Quote:
Originally Posted by fandesacs2003 View Post
What do you mean? That Elie Saab would not accept to sell a dress to the young, pretty and elegant future Queen of Denmark, because she might be less known than .... Ivana Trump or Madonna???
She's too un-known to make good PR for Saab's designs. He needs money (provided by such clients like GD Maria-Teresa or Ivana Trump) or being in media (celebrities, Queen Rania or Madonna). Sorry but Mary is not that popular to be on his 'radar' IMO.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ricarda View Post
I love this dress and think it looks better on a white-skinned brunette than on a blonde (too anaemic).


I think Mary has a tendency to understatement whereas Elie Saab has a tendency to go over the top (e.g. Victoria's pre-wedding dress). I don't think it's a question of "Can she?" but "Does she want to wear Saab?". As I see it ES is not really Mary's cup of tea.


What makes you think that? Anja is a professional stylist with many customers, besides Mary. To have good contacts with designers is part of her job.
You can regard Saab's designs as over-the top,for me he's one of the best couturier and women wearing his clothes looks marvelous. Indeed maybe Mary (or her stylist) has simpler style. Honesty I cannot imagine her in one of his gown.
Anja has tendency to put Prada, Hugo Boss and Louboutin on Mary. She's always using clothes available in stores not directly from the runways (except Danish designers). I don't remember Mary in custom-made gown from Armani, Dior or others. Victoria (and lately Kate) have better connection and can count for something special from designers.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sephora View Post
I don't think so, if he was given the chance, he would be pleased to do. Mary is a beautiful princess knowen in the fashion circles, but I think she prefers more to promote danish desingners. Elie Saab sells his dresses to some wealthy unknowen commoners, so to a princess like Mary, it would a jackpot for him if she wears someday one of his dresses


Kendte ankommer til Reumert-festen | www.b.dk

The dress is beautiful for me, I like the lace/beige combinaison, I just dont like the sleeves, it they were made in the same sense of combinaison of both materials and colors like the rest of dress it would be perfect imo. I love her earrings aslo.
Since when Prada or Louboutin are Danish designers? Mary is not wearing as that much clothes made by Danes.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Madame Royale View Post
Elie Saab has the 'unofficial patronage' of Queen Rania Al Abdullah who has worn the said label frequently. And with great success too, I might add.
Yes, Rania wears (and supports) Saab since years, before he became world-known designer. But Rania unlike Mary is well-know royal around the world due to her actions and patronages.
__________________
  #351  
Old 04-30-2012, 11:05 AM
Danish girl's Avatar
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Kardemommeby, Denmark
Posts: 218
I love this dress. She looks so beautiful.

But I agree with whoever said that they would prefer a one-tone beige.
__________________
“Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”
― A.A. Milne
  #352  
Old 04-30-2012, 11:12 AM
Sephora's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Luxembourg ville, Luxembourg
Posts: 524
Quote:
Originally Posted by agami.pearl View Post


Since when Prada or Louboutin are Danish designers? Mary is not wearing as that much clothes made by Danes.
I said nowhere that Mary wears exclusively Danish designers!!!...Yes she wears Prada, Louboutin or whatever...but for her evening gowns, she wears most the time dresses from Danish designers because she support them and attends their fashion shows...Personally, I wouldnot know anything about Danish designers if Mary didn't wear their gowns on all major events she attended.
__________________
"It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. The short-term happiness and the long term one at the same time, for you and for others will come." Dalaï LAMA
  #353  
Old 04-30-2012, 01:19 PM
Nobility
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: xxx, Finland
Posts: 280
Quote:
Originally Posted by agami.pearl View Post
You can regard Saab's designs as over-the top,for me he's one of the best couturier and women wearing his clothes looks marvelous. Indeed maybe Mary (or her stylist) has simpler style. Honesty I cannot imagine her in one of his gown.
Anja has tendency to put Prada, Hugo Boss and Louboutin on Mary. She's always using clothes available in stores not directly from the runways (except Danish designers). I don't remember Mary in custom-made gown from Armani, Dior or others. Victoria (and lately Kate) have better connection and can count for something special from designers.


Since when Prada or Louboutin are Danish designers? Mary is not wearing as that much clothes made by Danes.
Always so nice and positive towards Mary..

Mary doesn't strike me as a woman who would allowe anyone to put anything she doesn't like on her, like a puppet without opinions...
Anja is just a stylist and Mary is the one who decides what she want's to wear. Prada, Danish design or whatever.

If Mary wants to wear clothes available in stores, she does, and if she wanted to wear Elie Saab or custom-made from Armani, Dior and such, she would.
__________________
  #354  
Old 04-30-2012, 01:37 PM
agami.pearl's Avatar
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: -, Poland
Posts: 1,798
At the beginning Mary hadn't interesting style style, she wore comfortable, sporty clothes, almost no-make up. Anja changed her completely and yes, she has a power to persuade her to wore this or this. Some (not the best) outfits show it perfectly. Sometimes Anja's influence is too big IMO.
__________________
  #355  
Old 04-30-2012, 02:22 PM
lancchick's Avatar
Nobility
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Los Angeles, United States
Posts: 420
Quote:
Originally Posted by 4Pam View Post
Thank you for posting! She really looks fantastic!
Oh, no, no, no. Why a dress designer would think of putting a definite line separating a woman's abdomen is beyond me! Mary's stomach would have to be 100% flat to make this look remotely good.
__________________
  #356  
Old 04-30-2012, 02:23 PM
rubies's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: daytona beach, United States
Posts: 2,211
I don't love this dress. I think you need a tan to wear it. IMO of course. But Mary looks beautiful. I always loved those earrings!
__________________
  #357  
Old 04-30-2012, 03:33 PM
Nobility
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Łódz, Poland
Posts: 309
CP Mary looks beautiful and I think that CP Frederik and the Danes can be proud of her :)

If I compare which woman looks better in this dress I definitely say: CP Mary. Nicole Kidman looks awful possibly because of the color of her skin and bright hair.
__________________
  #358  
Old 04-30-2012, 03:51 PM
Daria_S's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: My own head, United States
Posts: 7,020
I love the lace dress on Mary. She looks very elegant in it. The beige tones provide good contrast with the black overlay. I like her coat as well.
__________________
"My guiding principles in life are to be honest, genuine, thoughtful and caring".
~Prince William~


I'm not obsessed with royalty...I just think intensely about it.
  #359  
Old 04-30-2012, 03:52 PM
Courtier
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Vienna, Austria
Posts: 957
Quote:
Originally Posted by agami.pearl View Post
At the beginning Mary hadn't interesting style style, she wore comfortable, sporty clothes, almost no-make up. Anja changed her completely and yes, she has a power to persuade her to wore this or this. Some (not the best) outfits show it perfectly. Sometimes Anja's influence is too big IMO.
Unless you took part in the meetings between Anja and Mary - which I don't think you did - you have no way of knowing how big Anja's influence is/was and how much Mary decides herself and which outfit was chosen by whom. Mary was a private person and then became a public "representative" person. And she was intelligent enough to ask a professional stylist for assistance.

And if Mary wanted to wear Elie Saab she would wear Elie Saab (but obviously she doesn't). And if she asked for something special she would get something special. We are talking of paying customers, not of payed models. The paying customer is always "king", no matter how well known or rich he/she is. Or how good or bad she looks in Elie Saab's dresses. And how much PR value she therefore has.
__________________
  #360  
Old 04-30-2012, 03:56 PM
sheikah deena's Avatar
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: amman, Jordan
Posts: 1,908
Princess Mary Look So Elegant & Chic I Like Her Dress Very Much , I Like The Boat Pic , Thank you for Posting All
__________________

__________________
Respect people who find time for you in their busy schedule. But love people who never look at their schedule when you need them.
Closed Thread


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Additional Links
Popular Tags
abdication birth charlene chris o'neill crown prince felipe crown prince haakon crown princess letizia crown princess mary crown princess mette-marit crown princess victoria duchess of cambridge fashion grand duchess maria teresa grand duke henri habsburg hohenzollern infanta leonor infanta sofia jewellery jordan king abdullah ii king carl xvi gustav king constantine ii king felipe king felipe vi king harald king juan carlos king philippe king willem-alexander luxembourg nobility olympic games olympics ottoman picture of the month poland pom president hollande prince albert prince albert ii prince carl philip prince felipe prince felix prince floris prince pieter-christiaan princess anita princess beatrix princess charlene princess claire princess letizia princess mabel princess madeleine princess margriet princess mary princess of asturias queen letizia queen mathilde queen maxima queen rania queen silvia queen sofia royal royal fashion russia sofia hellqvist spain state visit sweden visit wedding



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:43 PM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014
Jelsoft Enterprises

Royal News Delivered to your Email!

You can get the latest Royal News right in your inbox.

unsusbcribe at anytime with one click

Close [X]