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Old 07-28-2013, 08:53 PM
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By that definition, she should look great in this gown seeing as tho it is a very pale blush or pink.
I know and I'm trying to think why it doesn't quite 'work'. Is it marginally not her best shade of pink? Would adding a "setting" for her pretty face, with a necklace, help? More-defined lip colour? *whispers* a tiara?
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Old 07-28-2013, 09:56 PM
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This colour of the gown just washes out and flattens Princess Charlene.It is too pale and she is vibrant. It appears to be expensive made and more beautiful up close but not photographing well.Princess Charlene dresses from the outside in and not the other way.She should look at her attributes that are fiery and determined in a positive way and dress accordingly.The Princess needs to wear a necklace or earrings.Given that she does not want to wear these a black accessory would have been necessary here to ground this look.The need to understand contrast is there.A stylist might be appropriate to nail down the edges. I think for her height that Princess Charlene should stop wearing these gowns that appear epic and have a pseudo train.She already has theoretical beauty by her height and carriage.The hemline should be straight all the way around. Let's see what happens at the upcoming Ball.
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:42 AM
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Princess Charlene looking fabulous in a strapless peach lace dress at the Love Ball.



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I think Charlene looked great at the Love Ball- I agree with those who said she has a good figure. Peach is a welcome change from the beige/brown outfits that she usually wears.

However, I would've liked to have seen some jewellery with this dress; a silver/gold necklace or bracelet would've looked nice with it, but I know Charlene isn't a fan of jewellery, so I was kind of expecting that we wouldn't see any.
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Old 07-29-2013, 12:47 PM
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I think it's a deep-seated aversion and we have to resign ourselves to a jewel-free princess. I wonder if she got frightened by a diamond necklace as a child and can't bear the sight of jewels as a result.....
Too funny. I love the pink dress, but she does need jewels. Just imagine some emeralds or rubies playing off the pink of the dress.....
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:20 PM
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On first impression, I though wow- beautiful gown, modelled to perfection. But on a closer gaze, the familiar complaints surfaced (unflattering colour choice, insipid makeup, a desperate need for one stunning jewelled item). Overall verdict- a beautiful gown worn by a beautiful woman doesn't necessarily equate to beautiful style and elegance.
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Princess Charlene is not about the details but the vision;the big picture.Even though many disagree she did look better than Natalia in her electric coloured gown. In fact this gown was so beautiful she could have been painted in it.Maybe Princess Charlene will be the first noble not to wear jewelry?
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Old 07-30-2013, 03:25 AM
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The gown is superb but something looks off ... Charlene could at least be minimalistic ... sorry but it looks sloppy to attend such an event showing off your pierced earlaps not wearing earrings, hair like just coming out of the ocean, no make up etc.
Somehow you have to accommodate your appearance to the quality of the gown you are wearing, a major fail in this case.
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Old 07-30-2013, 05:18 AM
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On first impression, I though wow- beautiful gown, modelled to perfection. But on a closer gaze, the familiar complaints surfaced (unflattering colour choice, insipid makeup, a desperate need for one stunning jewelled item). Overall verdict- a beautiful gown worn by a beautiful woman doesn't necessarily equate to beautiful style and elegance.
And you know what IMO made it even worse? Standing beside her sister in law. Princess Caroline looked incredible to begin w/,but when standing beside Charlene...It was very like "Charlene who?", as thanks to no makeup and combined w/the colour of the gown and... She just seemed to disappear.

ITA w/whomever said it earlier in the thread where the "trying for a minimalist look" explanation has long gone past it's Best Before date and now it's either laziness or not really wanting to be there so why bother making an effort. JMO, but something is not right here and I just have a feeling there's more going on here, but what that is...!?!

One thing I do know? If I was a citizen of Monaco and seeing the way the Princess Consort of my Country presented herself on the World Stage, sadly and honestly I'd be horribly embarrassed.
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And you know what IMO made it even worse? Standing beside her sister in law. Princess Caroline looked incredible to begin w/,but when standing beside Charlene...It was very like "Charlene who?", as thanks to no makeup and combined w/the colour of the gown and... She just seemed to disappear.

ITA w/whomever said it earlier in the thread where the "trying for a minimalist look" explanation has long gone past it's Best Before date and now it's either laziness or not really wanting to be there so why bother making an effort. JMO, but something is not right here and I just have a feeling there's more going on here, but what that is...!?!

One thing I do know? If I was a citizen of Monaco and seeing the way the Princess Consort of my Country presented herself on the World Stage, sadly and honestly I'd be horribly embarrassed.
This is the Charlene thread, but I have to disagree with you about Caroline, who looked horrible IMO (as I've stated in the Caroline thread).
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:17 PM
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This is the Charlene thread, but I have to disagree with you about Caroline, who looked horrible IMO (as I've stated in the Caroline thread).
Yes, I know that, but you missed my point too. While Caroline's dress isn't the greatest, she still looks amazing and leaves Charlene in the dust simply due to a pair of earrings, properly applied makeup and nicely styled hair. Charlene is the Princess Consort of Monaco. It's long past time for her to look her role at occasions such as this. I really thought someone would have said something after her appearance at Madeleine and Chris's Wedding where she stood out like a sore thumb, but after seeing these photos, obviously not.

I cringe at the thought of what she has in store for us for the Red Cross Ball later this week.

You know...I think a big part of the reason I've become so shocked first and now saddened at the sad state of Charlene's...fashion style is due to this : she's an Olympian for crying out loud!! If there is anyone out there who knows about the importance of looking good in order to make a good impression because you are also a representative of your Country on the World Stage, then it's an Olympian. So you would think Charlene would at the least make an effort based on that experience and knowledge, but instead we're seeing the exact opposite.

Why is anyone's guess, but.it's starting to get past the point of Charlene needing time to find her feet. There's no excuse for no makeup when attending a Ball like this. None at all.

As I said, I am not looking forward to seeing what's coming later this week and I really wish I didn't feel that way. :(
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She happens to be a stunning woman and never dresses like a clown, which the other ladies from Monaco, have done frequently. She is, almost, always, elegant. She could use a bit of jewelry and I cannot say I love each outfit, but she is, always, elegant and well put together. Save your pity for the others.
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Yes, I know that, but you missed my point too. While Caroline's dress isn't the greatest, she still looks amazing and leaves Charlene in the dust simply due to a pair of earrings, properly applied makeup and nicely styled hair. Charlene is the Princess Consort of Monaco. It's long past time for her to look her role at occasions such as this. I really thought someone would have said something after her appearance at Madeleine and Chris's Wedding where she stood out like a sore thumb, but after seeing these photos, obviously not.

I cringe at the thought of what she has in store for us for the Red Cross Ball later this week.

You know...I think a big part of the reason I've become so shocked first and now saddened at the sad state of Charlene's...fashion style is due to this : she's an Olympian for crying out loud!! If there is anyone out there who knows about the importance of looking good in order to make a good impression because you are also a representative of your Country on the World Stage, then it's an Olympian. So you would think Charlene would at the least make an effort based on that experience and knowledge, but instead we're seeing the exact opposite.

Why is anyone's guess, but.it's starting to get past the point of Charlene needing time to find her feet. There's no excuse for no makeup when attending a Ball like this. None at all.

As I said, I am not looking forward to seeing what's coming later this week and I really wish I didn't feel that way. :(
I agree with your frustration, but lets look at the positive: she wore a color (not the brightest, but a color nonetheless) that wasn't beige or black; her makeup is clean and she's gorgeous, so presumably not a whole lot is required; and she didn't have a doily around her neck. So, because I've resolved to be more positive, I will count this as a success.
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:38 AM
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.It was very like "Charlene who?", as thanks to no makeup and combined w/the colour of the gown and... She just seemed to disappear.

ITA w/whomever said it earlier in the thread where the "trying for a minimalist look" explanation has long gone past it's Best Before date and now it's either laziness or not really wanting to be there so why bother making an effort. JMO, but something is not right here and I just have a feeling there's more going on here, but what that is...!?!
Tiggersk8 I took some of your post out.
You stated above what I have been thinking (since Princess Charlene cut her hair and stop wearing jewelry) something is going and only time will tell what.
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:48 AM
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Perhaps the Princess likes it natural... She does have gorgeous skin!
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I am beginning to think that Princess Charlene's newest fashion accessory IS her skin. I know that sounds odd. But that is my latest conclusion to her latest favorite trend. She is very attractive and her skin is nearly flawless. Charlene avoids heavy dark makeup and her makeup artist person seems to strive for an almost natural look, as if just to accentuate Charlene's features, not cover her features over with heavy makeup or a particular trendy affect.

In the past, Charlene has tried various makeup trends and looks. Charlene has a cameleon quality about her looks, she can look so distinctly different with hairstyles and makeup. Perhaps after trying so many different looks she just wants be herself.

With so much attention, scrutiny and criticism it has to be daunting to step out into the public eye and in front of all of Monaco looking and dressing the part of a new princess. There has to be a lot of pressure to look or dress in a certain way, speak a new language perfectly, follow vintage royal protocol and fit into Monaco's society. So she just presents herself as she is, not trying to look like anyone or anything else than just Charlene.

Her sense of style continues to develop. I've noticed that when she finds an outfit or accessory that appeals to her she has several or repeats a look, like capes, boots with tights, the same dress in different colors, etc.... Now the trend that she taken with is a nude natural minimalist sheer clean clear......

Older women need more makeup and accessories. Younger women can get away with "less is best" in regards to makeup and accessories. Maybe she is just having fun with a new personal favorite fad.
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And you know what IMO made it even worse? Standing beside her sister in law. Princess Caroline looked incredible to begin w/,but when standing beside Charlene...It was very like "Charlene who?", as thanks to no makeup and combined w/the colour of the gown and... She just seemed to disappear.

ITA w/whomever said it earlier in the thread where the "trying for a minimalist look" explanation has long gone past it's Best Before date and now it's either laziness or not really wanting to be there so why bother making an effort. JMO, but something is not right here and I just have a feeling there's more going on here, but what that is...!?!

One thing I do know? If I was a citizen of Monaco and seeing the way the Princess Consort of my Country presented herself on the World Stage, sadly and honestly I'd be horribly embarrassed

Really? I think this is one of Charlene's best looks! And honestly, my first impression of Caroline's outfit was that she was wearing lace curtains a la Scarlett O'Hara!
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Charlene attended the charity gala of the German Internatonal Club of Monaco on July 30, 2013, recycling her golden Akris dress:



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Charlene attended the charity gala of the German Internatonal Club of Monaco on July 30, 2013, recycling her golden Akris dress:



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And you know what IMO made it even worse? Standing beside her sister in law. Princess Caroline looked incredible to begin w/,but when standing beside Charlene...It was very like "Charlene who?", as thanks to no makeup and combined w/the colour of the gown and... She just seemed to disappear.

ITA w/whomever said it earlier in the thread where the "trying for a minimalist look" explanation has long gone past it's Best Before date and now it's either laziness or not really wanting to be there so why bother making an effort. JMO, but something is not right here and I just have a feeling there's more going on here, but what that is...!?!
I agree with you: Charlene seems to have a preference for beige and pale colors which do not help her complexion, extremely pale as is, at all. Honestly, the haircut is not very becoming either, but I guess it must be practical. We should cut her some slack as it has to be difficult to be constantly compared to Caroline, who is always top-notch haute couture.
And yes, most of the times, Charlene does not look as if she belonged.
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I really love Charlene's style.
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