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Old 01-28-2009, 04:34 AM
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beautiful...

i just would like to ask a question....they are so many princesses who spend more and more money than CP letizia in clothes
they are so many princesses who do not , never or quite just some rarely times recycle their clothes
but could you tell me wiche among of the them is really more elegant than Cp Letizia ..?
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beautiful...
abolute right what a stunning apperance..thanxm uch for finding and posting this
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This is odd, what a gown, but without sparkle. Like from wax cabinet.
http://cache4.asset-cache.net/xc/815...0A760B0D811297
That's the ugly 80's style top+skirt made by Felipe Varela we were just talking in the preivous posts. She also had a similar white top by Varela that had been paired with the black/white skirt made by Lorenzo Caprile for a couple of times.
http://www.vanitatis.com/fotos/enima...575foto2_g.jpg
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Old 01-28-2009, 05:08 PM
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I wish she could return to some of these appearances!!Some clothes are really nice,like the red/black skirt,the blue dress and the red top.By the way,I prefer Letizia with straight and not curly hair.
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Old 01-28-2009, 05:25 PM
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beautiful...
but could you tell me wiche among of the them is really more elegant than Cp Letizia ..?
eveningwear-wise?
nearly all of them...Maxima, Mary, Mathilde, Victoria...
they have a more "royal" look when it comes to eveningwear.
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Lets stick to Letizia & keep away from the comparisons as much as possbile please guys!

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Another look back in time: Troonopvolgers!: Letizia's kleding.
Navy top & Red knee-length skirt. Just gorgeous IMO
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Recycling is a good thing but why it must be exactly the same dress at exactly the same event over and over again is beyond me. Having said that, especially the green skirt and the red combo are so incredibly matronly that Letizia can still wear these outfits at the same events when she's 70, provided that the Spanish monarchy will make it that far.
There are obviously some events in the Spanish calendar, like Pascua Militar, that require a certain "type" of outfit that is more traditional and conservative. Having a new dressmade every year would be incrediby wasteful.
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To all those who say that Letizia is the biggest money saver around, especially in times of economic downturn, by recycling her outfits to death I can only say that in the big picture, since her wedding, she's one of the greatest wasters, considering what her wardrobe used to consist of and that she recylced almost nothing of the tons of suits or shoes dating from the first three years.
It doesn't take a genius to work out that most of her early wardrobe was probably based solely on loans from designers. It's only more recent items that she uses regularly, which would suggest that those items are her own and not simply gifts from designers.
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And I wouldn't call buying dozens of new platform shoes in every imaginable colour exactly "saving money". If there is something a royal woman needs for representing her country at state events it's a decent new gala dress, not a vast collection of footwear that is supposed to be trendy.
Dozens? Moreover you forgot comfortable.....
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Old 01-30-2009, 07:07 AM
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There are obviously some events in the Spanish calendar, like Pascua Militar, that require a certain "type" of outfit that is more traditional and conservative. Having a new dressmade every year would be incrediby wasteful.
Like Mary initially everyone was counting the cost of every new outfit, forgetting that she was starting from scratch so to speak. In the years since her engagement she has amassed more than a few of that "certain type" dress. We only wish she would ring the changes a bit more often. Mix and match the dresses with the engagements if you will.

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Dozens? Moreover you forgot comfortable.....
Halt! Step away from the shoes! When you are a Crown Princess you are allowed a little obsession. Ahhh . . . . shoes, flat shoes, stilletto heeled shoes, platform soled shoes, shoes that look great, shoes that miss the mark, but above all . . . shoes that feel good!
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Like Mary initially everyone was counting the cost of every new outfit, forgetting that she was starting from scratch so to speak. In the years since her engagement she has amassed more than a few of that "certain type" dress. We only wish she would ring the changes a bit more often. Mix and match the dresses with the engagements if you will.
Well most of her early wardrobe was suits. You can hardly mix and match a suit, that would just look odd.
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Well most of her early wardrobe was suits. You can hardly mix and match a suit, that would just look odd.
I'm thinking about the gown she wore to Mary and Frederik's wedding, her own pre-wedding gown, and many more "first Tiara" type events. Many of them were absolutely stunning.
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IMRIC she has worn the silver/grey pre-wedding gown several times and also the red gown with the broacade jacket she wore in Denmark.

Many of the earlier dresses were by Caprile and I think in all likelihood just loans.
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IMRIC she has worn the silver/grey pre-wedding gown several times and also the red gown with the broacade jacket she wore in Denmark.

Many of the earlier dresses were by Caprile and I think in all likelihood just loans.
the grey / silver dress was worn twice, once as original (pre-wedding gala), than in an altered version eight months later on the occasion of a state visit. never seen again.

same goes for the red skirt, also worn twice (mary's pre-wedding gala and during a state visit two months later). never seen again, and that goes for so many pieces of letizia's wardrobe that were never recycled. whether she had to return gowns or suits to designers is pure speculation. caprile, who has given interviews on his designs for letizia in the past, has never indicated such an agreement, same goes for varela.

letizia's way of handling her wardrobe is at least strange or uninspiring, either recycling without the slightest variation, sometimes in a very short period of time, or wearing the same type of clothes in an obsessive way, like platforms or scarfs, as if she got stuck at a certain trunk every day, unable to get further down the closet or, if the loan theory is right, the designer will give her 50 pairs of platforms or 30 scarfs on the condition to return within the next two or three months and she makes the most of it.

still, it's strange that a princess has to deal with her wardrobe on such a level. well, whatever jc's guidelines on wardrobe are, there seems to be a special "as cheap as possible" restriction for letizia that doesn't apply to the other female members of the srf, but they are either a queen or "true" borbon.
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IMRIC she has worn the silver/grey pre-wedding gown several times and also the red gown with the broacade jacket she wore in Denmark.

Many of the earlier dresses were by Caprile and I think in all likelihood just loans.

What I don´t understand, if that is true that most of the early gowns were loans, why she doesn´t still borrow things for the big events? It´s not like there are that many Spanish galas... her mixing and matching of skirts and tops at these events is for the most part terrible...and ruins what may be otherwise a half-decent outfit...
I really loved this http://cache2.asset-cache.net/xc/764...1E7EC1A351FC8B

and think this should be her minimum standard for evening/gala events. Honestly, I wouldn´t care if she wore the same dress to every event (e.g at the Pascua Militar) as long as it was smart and she looked well.
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Old 01-30-2009, 08:28 AM
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Eireann,it's a beautiful gown,but you must have noticed how skinny her shoulders and arms look in it.The truth is that with this body type she doesn't have many choices.
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why she doesn´t still borrow things for the big events? It´s not like there are that many Spanish galas... her mixing and matching of skirts and tops at these events is for the most part terrible...and ruins what may be otherwise a half-decent outfit...
i think she still borrows ... only that she doesn't borrow stunning caprile gowns anymore but ugly and cheap looking varela tops, to be matched with ugly and cheap looking skirts.

only one example:
http://cache4.asset-cache.net/xc/815...0A760B0D811297

another one with a cheap looking top. the skirt is decent (caprile) but already worn to death, so i think it's safe to say that she owns it:
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_bjeVPmM61x...ia%2Bortiz.jpg
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Based on Caprile's interviews, my impression was that Letizia bought all the clothes made by him. She recycled almost all the long gala gowns except for the red gown and the floral top in Denmark (the red skirt had been recycled). That's probably other reasons she decided not to recycle the red gown. Caprile mostly makes coutures and his clothes are not cheap, she probably doesn't have the budget to wear his clothes all the time. Caprile would have been an excellent designer for Letizia, even the classic grey suit he made for her last year was better than most of Varela's clothes.
Varela is another story. Most of Varela's clothes Letizia wore were available at the stores. It's very possible he loaned her samples of his new collection each year or gave her a big discount on the pieces she liked.
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This gown was a very nice one from Varela. Varela is able to make some cute and romantic dresses/gowns, but not grand ones.
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the grey / silver dress was worn twice, once as original (pre-wedding gala), than in an altered version eight months later on the occasion of a state visit. never seen again.

same goes for the red skirt, also worn twice (mary's pre-wedding gala and during a state visit two months later). never seen again, and that goes for so many pieces of letizia's wardrobe that were never recycled. whether she had to return gowns or suits to designers is pure speculation. caprile, who has given interviews on his designs for letizia in the past, has never indicated such an agreement, same goes for varela.
It would hardly be professional for him to do so. He's hardly likely to come out and make such a statement unless he has approval from the RF and considering the way the Spanish royal household operates they are unlikely to ever do so.


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letizia's way of handling her wardrobe is at least strange or uninspiring, either recycling without the slightest variation, sometimes in a very short period of time, or wearing the same type of clothes in an obsessive way, like platforms or scarfs, as if she got stuck at a certain trunk every day, unable to get further down the closet or, if the loan theory is right, the designer will give her 50 pairs of platforms or 30 scarfs on the condition to return within the next two or three months and she makes the most of it.
Well considering unlike other princesses she doesn't have a Lady-in-Waiting or a stylist AND has the busiest agenda it's hardly a surprise if she doesn't spend as much time on her wardrobe.
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still, it's strange that a princess has to deal with her wardrobe on such a level. well, whatever jc's guidelines on wardrobe are, there seems to be a special "as cheap as possible" restriction for letizia that doesn't apply to the other female members of the srf, but they are either a queen or "true" borbon.[/quote]
I agree it is strange.

But what is even stranger imo is the way people continue to condemn Letizia for this when it is appears to be omething she has no control over.
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