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Old 07-26-2011, 01:13 PM
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Letizia doesnt have a choice not to be interested in her job. When she married Felipe, Sofia will have told her that the phrase "I am not in the mood" can be deleted from her vocabulary for the rest of her life. This isnt Denmark, Norway or the Dutch but Spain, where the institution as a whole would be discussed very quicky given the right reasons.

However, I do believe that fashion choices do reflect what is on the individual's mind. After over seven years of marriage, Letizia may be over the enthusiastic vision she had when starting royal life and after being used to a thriving career its hard to come to terms with merely being a pretty accessory - exactly what she now refuses to be.
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Old 07-26-2011, 01:22 PM
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The cardigan is cute, thanks for the photos lula.
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Old 07-26-2011, 03:31 PM
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You certainly are well within your rights to move to Kate M from Letizia. Each of us have different motivations for following the RFs. For you it is clothes, for me the interesting part is the activities and how the Spanish monarchy as well as Spain will transition in these interesting times. Letizia initially attracted me because of traits such as high intelligence, hard worker, tenacity etc as well as her uncommon, arresting beauty. I was also interested in finding out if the love between Felipe and Letizia would grow and prosper.

Yes, Letizia, in her effort to promote Spanish fashion, has let fashion dictate her image, rather than her image dictating the fashion she wore. The pendulum has swung too far in the designer's corner. She is not a fashion model, or a celeb whose job is to display the latest off the spanish catwalk.

Despite this, there are too many fascinating things going on her and Spain's trajectory for me to stop watching her
This is a discussion on Letizia's Daytime Fashion & not Letizia's merits/work.I've stated many times that I Letizia works quite hard on behalf of the Crown but her clothes often let her down thats all.

My interest in the Spanish Monarchy & Royal Family has nothing to do with Letizia,I followed them long before she came along
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Old 07-26-2011, 06:33 PM
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Even though Letizia has decided to support Spanish fashion and sometimes make bad fashion mistakes, that doesn't mean that she can't dress appropriately for the events she's attending. I can cope with bad fashion mistakes, but not dressing inappropriately for the events she's taking part in. I'm sure there are very few people here who would have attended, e.g. the military events, dressed as casually as she did, esp with her husband in uniform. She could have found something more suitable, even in Mango or Zara.
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Old 07-26-2011, 08:03 PM
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This is a discussion on Letizia's Daytime Fashion & not Letizia's merits/work.I've stated many times that I Letizia works quite hard on behalf of the Crown but her clothes often let her down thats all.

My interest in the Spanish Monarchy & Royal Family has nothing to do with Letizia,I followed them long before she came along

Thanks for the putdown!

I DO KNOW that this discussion is on Letizia's Daytime & Fashion. However I am not sure if you do when you made the following comment :
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Kate Middleton may not be a Crown Princess but I can see Letizia losing a lot of Royal Watchers/fans to the Duchess of Cambridge's camp. I know I'm switching off more & more when I see what the Princess of Asturias found at the end of her bed & threw on
My response was to this sentiment which you have expressed in this post and several others.

If you raise this topic here, then I am quite within my rights to respond that while you think "a LOT" of royal watchers are leaving Letizia for Kate, there are many who are staying put because their motivations go beyond fashion.

Holier than thou attitude is not appreciated, especially when evidence to the contrary is right in your own posts
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Old 07-26-2011, 08:25 PM
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This is a fashion thread and if someone like Letizia who has dressed appropriately and attractively in the past decides not to bother any more then people may well spend more time on other "fashion" threads".

This has nothing to do with her worth as a charity worker, helper to her husband, worker for her country, mother of a royal heir (or just plain mother).

All these are covered in other appropriate threads. To dislike someone's fashion sense is not treason! Although to be honest, Letizia is a unique case as we all know she can knock their socks off if she so chooses.

Unfortunately most often she not only doesn't choose, but seems to be making an almost political statement by wearing totally inappropriate clothes. This is not a fashion statement but, as a future Queen, it is interesting.
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Old 07-26-2011, 09:01 PM
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Thanks for the putdown!

I DO KNOW that this discussion is on Letizia's Daytime & Fashion. However I am not sure if you do when you made the following comment :


My response was to this sentiment which you have expressed in this post and several others.

If you raise this topic here, then I am quite within my rights to respond that while you think "a LOT" of royal watchers are leaving Letizia for Kate, there are many who are staying put because their motivations go beyond fashion.

Holier than thou attitude is not appreciated, especially when evidence to the contrary is right in your own posts
It wasn't a putdown hence the use emoticon!

My comments were made in jest,so please lighten up otherwise the ignore button sounds like a safer option.
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Old 07-26-2011, 09:10 PM
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This is a fashion thread and if someone like Letizia who has dressed appropriately and attractively in the past decides not to bother any more then people may well spend more time on other "fashion" threads".

This has nothing to do with her worth as a charity worker, helper to her husband, worker for her country, mother of a royal heir (or just plain mother).

All these are covered in other appropriate threads. To dislike someone's fashion sense is not treason!

Thanks for the kind and well researched response.

Kindly note that nowhere have I or anyone berated others for disliking Letizia's fashion (we all appear to dislike it intensely, including yours truly), nor have I called their shift of attention TREASON.

All I did was pen one response to repeated postings of intent to abandon Letizia, and provide a counter narrative. However that appears to be NOT sitting well with posters here. What is good for the geese is not good for the gander. Rants on Letizia's fashion and mental state - all welcome. Any pushback unwelcome.

Before this degrades into a fight, I will leave the thread for a while.


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It wasn't a putdown hence the use emoticon!

My comments were made in jest,so please lighten up otherwise the ignore button sounds like a safer option.
Please do avail of the ignore option
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Old 07-27-2011, 03:09 AM
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Lets get back on topic and discuss Princess Letizia's fashion and
not compare her to other royals or discuss the Princesses work ethics in this thread.

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Old 07-27-2011, 03:56 AM
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Right to ALL you said.
She is doing a lifejob, which she has accepted to do it! She was not born in, she entered!

For the first years, she showed respect, high opinion to her task, and intelligence.

But now, she looks absent, doing her job without heart, like an automate(!) and her body/dressing language shows a fed-up! IMO at least.

She showed in the past that she was able to understand the protocol/appropriate rules and to follow them.
And now ! opposition, rejection.
I have seen your posts and I understand what you are saying, but the visual images I have of Leticia are perhaps not so grave. I have seen a few that were off or awkward but I think I have missed the worst of them. I don't mean to be lazy, but I would be grateful if you (or someone else) could send a few examples of her most offensive outfits. thank you very much!
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Old 07-27-2011, 04:11 AM
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I have seen your posts and I understand what you are saying, but the visual images I have of Leticia are perhaps not so grave. I have seen a few that were off or awkward but I think I have missed the worst of them. I don't mean to be lazy, but I would be grateful if you (or someone else) could send a few examples of her most offensive outfits. thank you very much!
Here are some

Vulgar pants
http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/8246/103145169.jpg
http://cache4.asset-cache.net/xc/119...67FADC4B8C5B89
two of the worst ever daytime outfits
http://www.casareal.es/noticias/imag...ma/Panama3.jpg
http://i46.tinypic.com/27zxdgh.jpg
http://media.onsugar.com/files/2011/...er--Zimbio.jpg
one of the worst ever evening outfits
http://theroyalcorrespondent.files.w...pg?w=452&h=628

On a practical note, I cant even imagine how a woman in Letizia's position will get hold of pants in such low quality:
http://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Jul2011/PPE11072179.jpg
Will she go shopping herself in a rummage shop?
Will designer representatives honestly suggest wearing such pants to her?
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Old 07-27-2011, 04:27 AM
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thank you! I really appreciate you posting the links together.

It does seem like she is trying to communicate something, but I can't tell what

It seems like depression, but I don't know if that's an unfair inference to make based on her outfits.

I hope this phase soon passes.

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Here are some

Vulgar pants
http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/8246/103145169.jpg
http://cache4.asset-cache.net/xc/119...67FADC4B8C5B89
two of the worst ever daytime outfits
http://www.casareal.es/noticias/imag...ma/Panama3.jpg
http://i46.tinypic.com/27zxdgh.jpg
http://media.onsugar.com/files/2011/...er--Zimbio.jpg
one of the worst ever evening outfits
http://theroyalcorrespondent.files.w...pg?w=452&h=628

On a practical note, I cant even imagine how a woman in Letizia's position will get hold of pants in such low quality:
http://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Jul2011/PPE11072179.jpg
Will she go shopping herself in a rummage shop?
Will designer representatives honestly suggest wearing such pants to her?
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Old 07-27-2011, 04:37 AM
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On a practical note, I cant even imagine how a woman in Letizia's position will get hold of pants in such low quality:
http://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Jul2011/PPE11072179.jpg
Will she go shopping herself in a rummage shop?
Will designer representatives honestly suggest wearing such pants to her?
Zara has pants of similar style. The pants are a bit too long (maybe her heels were not high enough this time), not a very good quality, thus probably doesn't photograph well from certain ankles, but overall it's not that bad (I have seen worse pants on others), probably looks better in person.

http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/7779/119490758.jpg
http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/5776/119490751.jpg
http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/5083/119490828.jpg
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/--yC9wWr41O...3790_cD3P7.jpg
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Old 07-27-2011, 04:50 AM
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This is a strange outfit for a Crown Princess to wear. The cardigan is rumpled, which makes it look cheap. The outfit doesn't coordinate very well. Letizia has usually looked more pulled-together than this. Her makeup looks very nice, though; she's obviously taking care there.


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Zara has pants of similar style. The pants are a bit too long (maybe her heels were not high enough this time), not a very good quality, thus probably doesn't photograph well from certain ankles, but overall it's not that bad (I have seen worse pants on others), probably looks better in person.
Royalty is all about image, being photographed well is crucial. Given how much effort Letizia put into her official photos (outfit, ankle, expression) and how image-conscious she used to be and still is, I dont know what to think of such outfits.

This is where we are coming from
http://www.mediumphoto.com.pl/index....medium/1287138
http://www.abc.es/informacion/embara...cion/junio.jpg
http://img108.imageshack.us/img108/1983/530134149fh.jpg
http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/1...ainblueka1.jpg
http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/1...zzzzw30rg3.jpg
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Duke, I agree with you she should wear more jackets, knee length skirts, less pants, less sweaters. Clothes are the easiest things to get fixed. Can someone write a letter to Zarzuela to tell her to wear more suits and dresses (knee length) ? Wasn't An Ard Ri used to write letters to Zarzuela ?
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Duke, I agree with you she should wear more jackets, knee length skirts, less pants, less sweaters. Clothes are the easiest things to get fixed. Can someone write a letter to Zarzuela to tell her to wear more suits and dresses (knee length) ? Wasn't An Ard Ri used to write letters to Zarzuela ?

I'm putting the pen to paper as we speak
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Old 07-27-2011, 07:32 AM
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I do love all those looks!!! Not all of outfits and colours really match but it is the whole look that matters and she achieve it here...she looks lolvey...I love the first dress
Why she has changed so mucht? For worse...
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:57 AM
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Letizia today, visiting the Handisport Charity Association in Mallorca
http://5.t.cdn.belga.be/picture:2840...view:watermark
http://1.t.cdn.belga.be/picture:2840...view:watermark
http://noticias.terra.es/2011/gente-...t-00$599x0.jpg
http://noticias.terra.es/2011/gente-...port$599x0.jpg
Beautiful dress with a lovely colour, and different earrings this time.
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Pretty but I tad too short. Still she looks great in color and nice to see her i a dress. Plus her hair and makeup are done which is always nice.
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