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Old 07-11-2011, 07:30 AM
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Princess Caroline at an exhibition at the Grimaldi forum in Monaco today, July 10, wearing a very
lovely blue dress and blue shoes. Funnily she wasn't the only one who had chosen blue

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Very flattering, lovely dress :)
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Old 07-11-2011, 11:04 AM
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She looks lovely!
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Old 07-11-2011, 08:31 PM
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I almost never like what Caroline wears but she looks good here.
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Princess Caroline attending the 63rd Red Cross Ball on August 5, 2011 in Monaco, wearing
an experimental dress with different prints. It looks a bit better without the part she pulled
off after the arrival.


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IMHO, 'Experimental' is a very generous assessment.
One of the ugliest evening dresses I ever saw - with this pattern mix and the fabrics combined as if they were sewn together randomly in the dark, it looks like an outfit for a madwoman who recently escaped a sanatorium to join a circus.
Utterly tasteless and unflattering.
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IMHO, 'Experimental' is a very generous assessment.
One of the ugliest evening dresses I ever saw - with this pattern mix and the fabrics combined as if they were sewn together randomly in the dark, it looks like an outfit for a madwoman who recently escaped a sanatorium to join a circus.
Utterly tasteless and unflattering.
Oh Boris, that's such a great way of putting it. If the colors were more washed out, it would remind me of the character, Sally, from a Nightmare Before Christmas.
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IMHO, 'Experimental' is a very generous assessment.
One of the ugliest evening dresses I ever saw - with this pattern mix and the fabrics combined as if they were sewn together randomly in the dark, it looks like an outfit for a madwoman who recently escaped a sanatorium to join a circus.
Utterly tasteless and unflattering.

Boris I'll love forever for saying out loud what i can't find words to describe... It's bad, it's too bad to be true...
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Hummm...for some reason, I like Caroline's gown. It looks good on her!!!
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Hummm...for some reason, I like Caroline's gown. It looks good on her!!!
I'd be so grateful if you could specify this mysterious reason a bit - excluding the reason that the dress was worn in Monaco by a Grimaldi, if possible.
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Looking at Caroline in the photos posted she does actually look good in herself - relaxed, flattering hairstyle and not too tanned. Without the wrap- or whatever it is - the colours do suit her. But how stunning could she have looked if she had gone for something a little more elegant rather than bohemian. And why doesn't she use this opportunity to wear some of the classic jewellery pieces she has in abundance? ( I don't buy into the "it would upstage Charlene" view as Charlene's necklace can more than hold its own)
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IMHO, 'Experimental' is a very generous assessment.
One of the ugliest evening dresses I ever saw - with this pattern mix and the fabrics combined as if they were sewn together randomly in the dark, it looks like an outfit for a madwoman who recently escaped a sanatorium to join a circus.
Utterly tasteless and unflattering.

I laugh because this was my reaction, word for word. I want to like it but I can not even. Just impossible .
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I think she is just trying to support this designer. I think someone said he was from Africa.
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I'd really like the dress if the designer hadnt brought in the ugly polka dot part. The dress itself with the purple/colourful part is busy enough, why add another pattern? The result is plain horrible but somehow it fits the flashy & tacky appearances of the night.

Caroline herself looks like she forgot to prepare herself, pulled her hair back and went to the ball.
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She looks, ugly. The dress, her hair, her skin - just all wrong IMO.
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Good heavens ..... what a mess.. all wrong the whole thing ...
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The dress is not attractive.
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Awful looking outfit,what was Caroline thinking
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The more I look at Caroline's dress, the more I like it. It think it would look horrible on most of us, but she can pull it of.
And her face looked really beautiful.
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I like Caroline’s gown because 1) it’s not black, 2) I like the jewel colors, they make a great contrast to Charlene’s solid ruby or jewel color, 3) the look of the dress reminds me of the Riviera in the sixties and seventies when bold colors and prints were popular and evening dresses could take on a touch of the exotic and daring. It is a gown that should shimmer in the evening lights, either in a ballroom or by the swimming-pool. Granted Caroline should probably have left it to wear at the next Circus festival, or a less formal occasion. But if she is going to be experimental, better this African designer than one of Lagerfeld’s hallucinations in black, as in that supposedly Spanish theme a few years ago, where Caroline was dressed in black lacy rags stitched together as I recall. She looked like a witch but because it’s Princess Caroline, “only she could pull it off”. There was nothing to pull off. This refrain is back now and is inane. Italian ladies of a certain aristocratic heritage could pull it off, not because they are Italian or aristocratic but because they are Mediterranean with a more experimental tradition and flair than their counterparts in Spain or France. Lagerfeld will never understand the Riviera feel and Caroline does well to choose another style, which befits her dark hair and Italian face better. In fact she reminds me of Olimpia de Rotschild nee Aldobrandini when she was young. Granted also, Caroline may be a bit old to wear it, but her figure is great and it’s covered from head to foot. And myabe she's thinking "When I am old I shall wear purple" for those of you familiar with that book. Also, thank God, she doesn’t have to contain fake balloons which make it so hard to dress. (...) So, can’t a fifty-four year old woman wear a playful, colorful motif in August in Monaco especially when the crown jewel is now Charlene? And of course the blue in the dress sets off the now delicate blue of her eyes. I don’t rave often about Caroline’s style anymore (her wedding choices were so blah, one too old, one too young, I wouldn’t have known what to say), but for me this was a winner. The mood of the gown reminds me of her second Red Cross Ball in 1974 when she was 17. Back in those days, children attended too. What a loss for the image of Monaco. But it might have been to let the newly-minted Princess Charlene be in the spotlight.
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