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Old 07-08-2013, 12:10 PM
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Hee Hee. Charlene knows she looks good in a grocery sack, so she sometimes wears one. I can't stop laughing. She's the prettiest European princess around and I think that's why she gets so much guff. Her best accessory is her prince, who holds her hand all the time.
I couldn't disagree more. she doesn't look good in a sack, though she's done her level-best to wear stuff with the shape and/or color of a sack.

I agree that her best accessory is Albert, but her clothes lately IMO have been really boring or un attractive. I hope it gets better because she is so beautiful and charming.
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Old 07-08-2013, 12:16 PM
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I agree with a combination of comments... Whilst I admire her unique style, which makes her interesting to follow, I have been terribly disappointed by the lack of jewelry -- especially at Madeleine's wedding. C'mon Charlene, we have all been waiting two years to see that friggin Ocean tiara on your head! Not even a sash/order... Her 'fashion evolution' is testament to a strong-willed, independent woman who knows what she likes, and that I admire. But heck, a statement piece of bling every now and then -- or just a little something to round off a look -- is certainly not too much to ask for. Kudos though for sticking to your guns re fashion choices, even though they're not always crowd pleasers.
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Old 07-08-2013, 12:19 PM
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Hee Hee. Charlene knows she looks good in a grocery sack, so she sometimes wears one. I can't stop laughing. She's the prettiest European princess around and I think that's why she gets so much guff. Her best accessory is her prince, who holds her hand all the time.
I agree 100% - although I don't think she "knows" she looks good in a sack. I dont think she believes that clothes and jewels and all that stuff is really important, so she doesn't work at it.

Mary before Denmark and Mary now is a good example of someone who has worked at it - she is a "perfect princess" - glossy and elegant. And it has taken time. Fine if that is what you think a princess should be. But it's not the only way. This isn't meant as a criticism of Mary - just an example of 2 different ways of being a princess.

Charlene has been doing this for 2 years and seems to focus more on the work side - charities etc - rather than the fashion.
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Old 07-08-2013, 12:41 PM
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I agree 100% - although I don't think she "knows" she looks good in a sack. I dont think she believes that clothes and jewels and all that stuff is really important, so she doesn't work at it.

Mary before Denmark and Mary now is a good example of someone who has worked at it - she is a "perfect princess" - glossy and elegant. And it has taken time. Fine if that is what you think a princess should be. But it's not the only way. This isn't meant as a criticism of Mary - just an example of 2 different ways of being a princess.

Charlene has been doing this for 2 years and seems to focus more on the work side - charities etc - rather than the fashion.
I tend to agree. People seem to have this fairytale / cookie cutter image of how a princess should look and dress and when a princess decides that is not for her they say she is doing it all wrong. There are different ways of being and of doing a job. Not everyone has to conform to the same fairytale/cookie cutter image. Not everyone has to go about in designer outfits and expensive jewels everyday just to please the glossy magazines and those who love designer clothes and expensive jewels featured in the glossy magazines.
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I also like her unique sense of style and the fact that she wears what SHE wants and not what she thinks is expected. She does seem to have married the man and not the title and has not got much interest in the "fairytale".
On the other hand, I suspect Mary in Denmark chased the title and not the man and has worked hard to portray the "perfect princess", which IMO she is not.
On topic, I would like to see Charlene wear more colour.
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:07 PM
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This is just my opinion but I don't think she's overlooked her fashion choices out of some altruistic vision of what a princess should be. Geez, a couple of foundation meetings and some engagements don't exactly make her the charity woman of the year.

In the meantime, she just looks sad. I'd say the same thing of a Hollywood starlet or a businesswoman or a secretary.

Her clothes are boring, she has gone out in public more than once with an obvious lack of undergarments, and sometime IMO her outfit doesn't match the event (case in point, the jumpsuit she should've worn to a fashion show but instead se wore to a graduation ceremony).

All my opinion, though.
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Old 07-08-2013, 06:00 PM
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Can we agree that Grace Kelly made a tough act to follow?

And to be fair - the days when a Hollywood starlet was an impeccable example of fashion are also long gone. Today we get pics of Charlize Theron, Uma Thurman, Scarlett Johansson, Angelina Jolie, etc. all in Ugg boots and PJ pants fetching Starbucks or dropping off the kiddies.
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I agree 100% - although I don't think she "knows" she looks good in a sack. I dont think she believes that clothes and jewels and all that stuff is really important, so she doesn't work at it.

Mary before Denmark and Mary now is a good example of someone who has worked at it - she is a "perfect princess" - glossy and elegant. And it has taken time. Fine if that is what you think a princess should be. But it's not the only way. This isn't meant as a criticism of Mary - just an example of 2 different ways of being a princess.

Charlene has been doing this for 2 years and seems to focus more on the work side - charities etc - rather than the fashion.
Yes, two different but equally valid approaches to the job, reflecting the different styles of the two princesses.

The fact Charlene is not a typical princess makes her interesting to me.
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I couldn't disagree more. she doesn't look good in a sack, though she's done her level-best to wear stuff with the shape and/or color of a sack.

I agree that her best accessory is Albert, but her clothes lately IMO have been really boring or un attractive. I hope it gets better because she is so beautiful and charming.
She is beautiful and charming and looks good in, almost anything. But, it would be nice if she endeavored to look a little special at times. The earrings the other day, were wonderful. Her love of neutrals have been wearing thin. She looks lovely in both neutral and color.
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