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Old 08-18-2011, 10:49 AM
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iloveroyals, I could say that you took the words right out of my mouth about Princess Caroline - nowadays and in the past -, but it wouldn´t be exact. First, you express yourself way better than me and 2 I am not as knowledgeable about her as you seem to be. If you ever feel like sharing your knowledge with us, it would be great!
an, you do me too much honor. I certainly don't write as well as I'd want to and am always afraid I can across as overbearing and making sweeping pronouncements the way I feel some members do, detracting from the content of their posts. For example, I hope my like or dislike of a style of Caroline's does not convey the message that you're an idiot if you disagree or one has to be really provincial not to understand Her Highness's always creative side. There are posters who have been around for years and have never, never uttered one criticism, either of Caroline or Charlotte or both. You know who you are, and I am too old for this kind of idolatry.

As far as being knowledgeable, I admit I started following the Princess very closely from the time she was 12 and I collected photos and clippings, etc, and I had things pretty much memorized. That's in my history somewhere on some thread. She was a great source of inspiration and a trigger for my imagination. If TRF ever creates a library or anything like that, there may come a time when I'd gladly donate all my materials for future researchers, people who want to write a biography and what not. I move my albums and boxes from closets to garage to attic to storage units, and I am proud to say I've never lost anything of the Monaco family in several decades of moving. (from the U.S to France and back, several times.)

I've been with TRF a long time now and cannot begin to tell how I have enjoyed the experience, so I'd like to do something in return. I wish TRF a really long life, too! I am not dying or anything, you just bring back sweet memories of a girl's crush on the Princess by the Sea, la Demoiselle du Rocher as Point de Vue used to call her: what a splendid title that would make for a book!

Oh, an, there are a lot of brilliant writers on the forums, especially in historical threads where the standards seem very high (thank you Warren),and I try to learn from them; they're concise, intelligent, witty, imaginative. Friends and their writings are what makes visiting TRF so worthwhile.
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Old 08-18-2011, 02:20 PM
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you just bring back sweet memories of a girl's crush on the Princess by the Sea, la Demoiselle du Rocher as Point de Vue used to call her: what a splendid title that would make for a book!
I have never come across this reference to Caroline - it's a wonderful representation of her (particularly in French.) As I read your post I was thinking great title for Caroline's biography & you took the words out of my mouth
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Old 08-18-2011, 03:24 PM
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Don't care much for the outfit but Caroline always looks beautiful!
she is a classic beauty imo and imo you could dress her in a potato sack and she would still look good
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Old 08-18-2011, 07:33 PM
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I have never come across this reference to Caroline - it's a wonderful representation of her (particularly in French.) As I read your post I was thinking great title for Caroline's biography & you took the words out of my mouth
It was used in the plural to refer to Caroline and Stephanie, hence, "Les Demoiselles du Rocher". (I am sure as a reference to the very popular Demy movie, "Les Demoiselles de Rochefort", director of the equally successful "Les Parapluies de Cherbourg", both with Deneuve and her sister Francoise Dorleac).
I agree that such an expression gives an air of far-away land and mystery, sort of "The mists of Avalon" with the island...I think a lot of us are hoping a biography will come out one day...
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Old 08-20-2011, 10:39 PM
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an, you do me too much honor. I certainly don't write as well as I'd want to and am always afraid I can across as overbearing and making sweeping pronouncements the way I feel some members do, detracting from the content of their posts. For example, I hope my like or dislike of a style of Caroline's does not convey the message that you're an idiot if you disagree or one has to be really provincial not to understand Her Highness's always creative side. There are posters who have been around for years and have never, never uttered one criticism, either of Caroline or Charlotte or both. You know who you are, and I am too old for this kind of idolatry.

As far as being knowledgeable, I admit I started following the Princess very closely from the time she was 12 and I collected photos and clippings, etc, and I had things pretty much memorized. That's in my history somewhere on some thread. She was a great source of inspiration and a trigger for my imagination. If TRF ever creates a library or anything like that, there may come a time when I'd gladly donate all my materials for future researchers, people who want to write a biography and what not. I move my albums and boxes from closets to garage to attic to storage units, and I am proud to say I've never lost anything of the Monaco family in several decades of moving. (from the U.S to France and back, several times.)

I've been with TRF a long time now and cannot begin to tell how I have enjoyed the experience, so I'd like to do something in return. I wish TRF a really long life, too! I am not dying or anything, you just bring back sweet memories of a girl's crush on the Princess by the Sea, la Demoiselle du Rocher as Point de Vue used to call her: what a splendid title that would make for a book!

Oh, an, there are a lot of brilliant writers on the forums, especially in historical threads where the standards seem very high (thank you Warren),and I try to learn from them; they're concise, intelligent, witty, imaginative. Friends and their writings are what makes visiting TRF so worthwhile.
Very well deserved honor: You write really well, you are knowledgeable and your posts are insightful, clever, realistic. I do enjoy reading them. Criticism is important, the 'bad guy and good guy' cliché is too - uhh - narrow, tacky, IMO. And yes, same here: 'I am too old for this kind of idolatry'. Oh, well... Getting nostalgic again, I'm afraid...

As for your materials: amazing! And I do hope they come out to light some day soon! Have you ever considered writing 'La Demoiselle du Rocher'? You should, I bet it would be great!
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Old 08-22-2011, 11:15 AM
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Very well deserved honor: You write really well, you are knowledgeable and your posts are insightful, clever, realistic. I do enjoy reading them. Criticism is important, the 'bad guy and good guy' cliché is too - uhh - narrow, tacky, IMO. And yes, same here: 'I am too old for this kind of idolatry'. Oh, well... Getting nostalgic again, I'm afraid...

As for your materials: amazing! And I do hope they come out to light some day soon! Have you ever considered writing 'La Demoiselle du Rocher'? You should, I bet it would be great!
Thank you again. As far as an author for the biography of Princess Caroline (sorry to be off topic), I picture someone who is well-acquainted with the family, non-partisan, if that's imaginable, and a professional writer. None of which I am. The early versions of her biography seemed well-researched and well-written, if not brilliantly so.
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:26 AM
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Princess Caroline at a photo exhibition in Monaco on 6 September, 2011,
I think we've seen the dress before, but can't remember when, I like the
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:54 AM
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Princess Caroline at a photo exhibition in Monaco on 6 September, 2011,
I think we've seen the dress before, but can't remember when, I like the
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I don't remember having seen that dress before, she looks nice in it. The whole ensemble it's quite colourful and makes her look cheerful.


Altough i'm note sure about the cut / shape of the dress... But, voilà, againanother shade of blue!!!
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Old 09-09-2011, 02:36 AM
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Princess Caroline attended the Montblanc 'Collection Princesse Grace de Monaco' World
Premiere presentation on September 8, 2011 in Monaco, wearing an evening gown in
white and silver.

I like the upper part better than the rest, the earrings and hairstyle are great.


** Full view ** Upper part ** Close up **
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Old 09-09-2011, 03:15 AM
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Are those the very same earrings she wore in NYC in November 2011 at the Princess grace gala?
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Old 09-09-2011, 04:11 AM
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Gosh the gown is a bit odd the earrings are huge strange IMO
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Are those the very same earrings she wore in NYC in November 2011 at the Princess grace gala?
YES.

She had also similar hairdo. I do not like, it make her look older
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Old 09-09-2011, 06:07 AM
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Not a bad dress at all, I quite like the fit and cut of it. The only part that isn't working with the the overall look is the jacket part.
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Old 09-09-2011, 06:13 AM
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I have to agree. The jacket does not work well with this gown at all. Her hair is also pulled back a bit too severely and does not look elegant, especially from the back.
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Old 09-09-2011, 12:46 PM
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Well, i have my doubts about the dress... I don't know if it's of the fabric or of the cut, it looks like it just hangs loosely down P. Caroline's body instead of actually " dress " it, delicately emphazising its shape. Like Fandesacs and Daisiesforever i, too, think her hairdo gives her an older and bitter look. I like, however the constrat between the colour of the dress and the tanned tone of her skin...
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Old 09-09-2011, 12:56 PM
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One word: droopy, all of it.
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Old 09-10-2011, 03:30 PM
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Princess Caroline at the 'Pique Nique Monegasque' (Monaco's picnic), on September 10, 2011 in Monaco
wearing a white blouse/top and a long grey skirt, it's simple, but I like it very much, looks great on her.


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Old 09-10-2011, 03:59 PM
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Very elegant. An beautiful face. Charlene also is very pretty.
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Old 09-11-2011, 12:42 AM
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Princess Caroline at the 'Pique Nique Monegasque' (Monaco's picnic), on September 10, 2011 in Monaco
wearing a white blouse/top and a long grey skirt, it's simple, but I like it very much, looks great on her.


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I think she cut her hair, It looks shorter
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Old 09-11-2011, 01:58 AM
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Princess Caroline attended the Montblanc 'Collection Princesse Grace de Monaco' World
Premiere presentation on September 8, 2011 in Monaco, wearing an evening gown in
white and silver.

I like the upper part better than the rest, the earrings and hairstyle are great.


** Full view ** Upper part ** Close up **
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Princess Caroline at the 'Pique Nique Monegasque' (Monaco's picnic), on September 10, 2011 in Monaco
wearing a white blouse/top and a long grey skirt, it's simple, but I like it very much, looks great on her.


** Full view ** Upper part **
She seems she is ready to grab her straw hat and head to the beach for the day. Not fond of the look, something is quite off and can't pinpoint it.
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