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Old 05-04-2011, 05:54 PM
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In my humble opinion it's one thing to wear a hat (btw not to be confused in any way, shape, or form with *fascinators*) to a wedding, let alone church, and quite another to wear a fascinator such as Princess Beatrice wore. It's all about respect.And on that score, I want to say my opinion of Bea will drop considerably if I find out she's just doing this to get attention. All eyes on her, no matter if the attention is good or bad, as long as she gets that much needed attention. Yuck. This smacks of Lady Gaga, Dennis Rodman, and Elton John in his early days ~ all divas and attention seekers. *two thumbs way down*
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Old 05-04-2011, 06:09 PM
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Beatrice really is strikingly pretty. As far as her hats and fascinators go, the simpler the better. I agree that her hair is one of her very best features, and she has a lovely slim figure now, nice skin, and arresting eyes.
I'd never describe her as strikingly pretty, although she has some good points.
Her hair and skin are her best assets.

But her eyes are protuberant and together with her teeth, give her a rabbitty look.
She isn't some Hollywood starlet, so all she needs to do is learn to make the most of herself and accentuate her good points.
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Old 05-04-2011, 06:26 PM
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Hmm, I agree she isn't everybody's cup of tea, nor a Hollywood starlet (thank goodness), but she does have her own unique brand of beauty. Hers harkens back to the days of Pre-Raphaelite Beauty. Princess Beatrice is a natural beauty imho, and doesn't need tons of make-up like so many models, et al, of today need. Less is more.Anyhow, that's just my honest humble opinion. And on that score I hope she's not an attention seeker like her mother. :(
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Old 05-04-2011, 06:34 PM
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Since the hat projected out over her face (bad idea, especially for a young person with a pretty face), her already deep-set, lovely eyes looked more deep-set and the circular way she does her heavy eyeliner didn't help. Her face is much prettier and more proportionate when her forehead is showing, so I agree that Treacy, in his rush to do as many hats and fascinators as possible for this wedding, did not think through the sort of style that would work with this face.
I often find fascinators unflattering. Especially those installed over your forehead. I think Countess of Wessex as well as Zara Phillips like/wear them too. Some fascinators look like they are dropping any minute. I wouldn't wear such..

What comes to Beatrice, I think she's fond of extravaganza fascinators and that's her choise. She seems to be a very nice person and pretty indeed without heavy eye make-up.
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Old 05-04-2011, 06:39 PM
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Hmm, I agree she isn't everybody's cup of tea, nor a Hollywood starlet (thank goodness), but she does have her own unique brand of beauty. Hers harkens back to the days of Pre-Raphaelite Beauty. Princess Beatrice is a natural beauty imho, and doesn't need tons of make-up like so many models, et al, of today need. Less is more.Anyhow, that's just my honest humble opinion. And on that score I hope she's not an attention seeker like her mother. :(
Agreed, for me she has a very Victorian look - she reminds me a bit of a young Victoria (the Queen herself, not Emma Blunt) and I think in time she will find her own style. Perhaps she does like to make a bit of a statement but I think it's a shame that Phillip Treacy hasn't taken the opportunity to guide her a little...how so much nicer for her and him if we'd all been praising the headpiece she wore...
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Old 05-04-2011, 07:05 PM
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Well, frankly, my big problem with Beatrice's outfit was the color. Now, I've tried to think about it charitably and I came up with "she didn't want to stand out too much or interfere with whatever the bride's color scheme might be." Right?

Because what other reason could there possibly be for choosing that color? I thought it was awful, even for beige. I am a neutrals person, I appreciate them - but that was just terrible, both as a color and with her coloring. Surely she chose that herself (and then the fascinator was made - sorry I called it a hat earlier).

The only colors that could have been worse would have been black or orange. A nice brown would have been better.

Someone suggested earlier that the girls were piqued that their mother was not invited, and now that I think about it and have read more about them and looked at dozens of past articles about them (and how they look), I wonder. I know my two daughters would be past p.o.'ed if there was a family wedding on their father's side (we're divorced) and I wasn't invited (in fact, their dad is getting married and the way it works is: the girls expect me to be sussed out to see whether I want to be invited - I've said no, so they now will make sure I'm not - but they would be very upset if I was just excluded - as we've made every attempt to remain friends over the years and do Christmas together and all that).

It's hard on kids of divorce as it is, they love it when their parents are cordial with each other at weddings, funerals, etc. (my ex spoke at my mom's funeral - it was AWFUL, oh dear, what a mistake to let him do that - we learned a lot - he thinks he's a stand up comedian, it was a FUNERAL - thank god my Dad cannot hear well). But we still stick together at weddings, funerals - and etc. (for example, I have offered to show up when my ex's parents were in town and he was having a hard time facing them alone).

My girls both have a great sense of humor (but do not make jokes at funerals) - but, I wonder if the humor in B and E's outfits was partly tongue-in-cheek. I could definitely see my daughters (especially my older one) doing something cheeky at a wedding where I was specifically not invited. And, like Beatrice and Eugenie, my daughters would definitely do it in a way that left people wondering if they meant it or not. Now that I think about it, I wonder if my older daughter will be the first person to wear a fascinator in our town (to her dad's upcoming wedding - I can just see her doing it - and I've learned a place that sells them, sort of, not too far from wear we live).

Edited to add: Okay, I looked at the color again and it's growing on me. I'm still ambivalent, but I take back that it's that awful.
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Old 05-04-2011, 07:15 PM
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IMHO I truly think she picked a coat/dress from Valentino's collection that she loved. The colour is an unusual choice for a redhead to wear but I like that she's willing to risk it...I actually really admire her fashion risk taking, I mean it's fashion - it's for playing with - but if I were a Princess in the BRF and had the cream of British design (and Irish, in Phillip Treacy's case) at my fingertips I would want the BEST possible advice. Otherwise why are you paying the prices that they charge, if it is not for their expertise and training?

So, perhaps it's inconsistent but I think - risky colour, ok. Risky fascinator, must try harder.
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Beatrice cannot change her eyes. She is a Hannover. But are there no orthodontists in the UK? Her teeth can be fixed and should have been years ago. Her outfit was attractive, but the hat was a clown hat. I blame the designer for ever making something like that. Probably, intimidated the poor thing into wearing it. Every hat he designed was a nightmare.
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Old 05-04-2011, 08:09 PM
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Don't know if anyone else has posted this. But the first comparison is between Beatrice and Queen Victoria. She definitely has the Hanover features.

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Old 05-04-2011, 08:14 PM
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OMGosh, I think you're on to something, COUNTESS, as I was thinking the very exact same thing last night about Princess Beatrice's teeth!

Honestly, I had a friend in junior high & highschool that had the exact same teeth/jaw/overbite/et al as Beatrice (she even looked like her except she was a blonde). Anyhow, I couldn't believe what a pair of braces did for her, once she got them off after a few years I simply could not recognize Shari at all whatsoever. It was simply AMAZING. She didn't even look like the same person before. Not only I, but everybody else couldn't stop gawking, she had become a BEAUTY in every sense of the word. Lol, she even modelled there for a few years.

My recommendation is that Bea see an orthodontist at once! Pronto! And nowadays she can wear the invisible kind.
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Old 05-04-2011, 09:24 PM
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To Nadine and Countess

Princess Beatrice DID wear dental braces some years back; see here:

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Old 05-04-2011, 09:46 PM
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Thanks for the info., EllieCat. :)

Ah, that's too bad, I honestly don't think her orthodontist did a good job wherein the "overbite" is concerned. If I were Beatrice, I would look into wearing invisible braces to correct her overbite. Then again, she does look equally pretty without them.

Either way, I think she is lovely, the color contrasts so interesting & vibrant, like a mermaid, from red to blue to pale pink and back again. I would love to paint a portrait of her.

GOOOOO BEATRICE!!!!!
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Old 05-04-2011, 09:49 PM
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omg can i pls help them with their style or lack there of..i see them in either clothing that is too old for them or way to young for them

Pic 1*Coat
Dress with blazer
those are the outfits i like and they have way to much thighs to wear short skirts. a-line dress and skirts would do wonders for them also longer dress are nice and shorter heels would be nice imo but they have wonderful eyes-i would play them up and do something different with the hair..step back in time to something 1900's not short but maybe an updo

Pic 2 wedge heels r good for walking in the grass

and do the opposite of their mom imo
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Old 05-05-2011, 02:17 AM
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Actually, in light of the last few posts (including the "step back into the 1900's advice), I'm beginning to warm up to their look. Perhaps they are in the process (in a 21st century way) of re-exploring the early 1900's - or even the 1800's. Eugenie's hat, in particular, looks like a miniature version of some hat you'd see in a painting from the 1800's - and Beatrice's, when I think about it that way, is in fact A Giant Lady Gaga Sized Victorian Bow.
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IMHO I truly think she picked a coat/dress from Valentino's collection that she loved.

I thought members of the BRF were expected to wear British designers only?
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Just my 2 cents worth, but I find nothing wrong with expressing yourself thru your clothes and in their case, their hats.
Given that both hats were God awful, they could have pulled it off had their hair been tidier. If your going for "a look" then, in my opinion, you have to have it from head to toe.
Beatrice could have pulled of that "stupid" hat had her hair been done "up" in a simple style. Something to make the most out of her hair and her outfit. It would have softened up her face a bit.
With out their hair being done Prs. Bea just looked like a fool in the hat. and Prs. Eugenie look like the court jester, as well as frumpy.
AND...if they are going to go either with outrageous outfits and/or hats, then they really need to know how to tone down their makeup.
It can only be one or the other girls, but not both!
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Well said, Sesa!! I have to agree on all of your points. The York princesses just do not know how to "get a look" no matter how hard they try. They just need professional help, period. And, they need to Listen to the advice given. Case closed. (I fear I may have spoken too soon, alas). :(
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Thanks for the info., EllieCat. :)

Ah, that's too bad, I honestly don't think her orthodontist did a good job wherein the "overbite" is concerned. If I were Beatrice, I would look into wearing invisible braces to correct her overbite. Then again, she does look equally pretty without them.
I don't think overbites are generally supposed to be corrected with braces - braces are supposed to straighten your teeth. For overbites, dentists use a device that pulls the jaw forward so the lower jaw is aligned with the top half. At least that was how it was explained to me - I had an overbite when I was younger and had to wear a "bionater" to pull my jaw forwards, and then I wore braces for a few months (not very long, though) to straighten my teeth afterwards.

I think that Beatrice just has a heavy jaw and prominent teeth - not too sure if there's much that can be done about it.
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