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Old 04-18-2015, 06:11 AM
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Firstly, IMO, €50,000 is not a lot of money for a tiara. Given that a half decent couture gown can often be close to €10,000, spending 5x that on a tiara is not a particularly big deal.

Secondly, the money was ostensibly spent 5-6 years ago, not now.

Thirdly, one of the tricks to get an economy going is to spend money. If everybody stopped spending, the wheels of commerce would stop.
I already said that it is an old expense, nevertheless it appeared just now, for me bad choice of moment to show matter.
50.000 is not an enormeous amount, but it may hurt for people in need. Especially for Spain who faced all these scandals related to Monarchy.
You are right that to fight economical crisis we should spend, but maybe not money cosidered to be contributors money.
Any way, for me the tiara was average, but delicate enough to suit to Letizia's head. She was very pretty.
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At first I didn't like Letizia's dress she wore to Queen Margrethe's birthday celebrations, but now I do. You can't go wrong with black and white IMO, and the flowers are quite fun and interesting. I quite like the tiara, but I do understand why some might think it looks more like a prom or dressing up tiara.
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Old 04-18-2015, 01:11 PM
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The black and white dress was plain hideous IMO. There was nothing to it a cut with a few layers that IMO was not proportioned well. The 2nd layer seems a bit too long. The flowers looked very childish and in the video it looked like the cut was a bit too tight as she could not walk too well. At this event, I wish she wore the Carolina Herrera dress, would've been so much nicer.
I don't like the tiara, its too cold and nothing special to the design.
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Old 04-21-2015, 02:25 AM
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Queen Letizia attends the Delivery of 'Awards Woman' by Grupo Zeta

New dress & new haircut
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The idea of a bob is nice, but this one is quite harsh for Letizias features. I wonder how she will use it in day to day life. The options for updos have now gone.

In terms of the dress - its a new dress, but another lace shift dress, how boring. Many people claim Letizia is on a limited budget, why another black shoulder free dress while she already owns a similar one, the one she wore on her 40th birthday pictures.

In terms of the look, not a good look for a queen, its very Hollywood starlet. She is a very skinny woman, so I'll leave it at that: her upper body, arms, shoulders, from the front and from the back, are certainly not her best features and I think its a wrong signal to even emphathize this.
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Old 04-21-2015, 02:33 AM
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The dress is stunning! Exquisite design and style. She looks amazing.
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Old 04-21-2015, 02:39 AM
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Not fond of Letitia's new haircut, it is a great change but not to the better. Good bye to a lovely hairstyle/up-do/pull back style for a while, boring cut as this would be her style for the next few months.

The dress is nice but nothing new and it looks like any other strapless black dress, though it's a classic piece. I wish she would invest in something different and in something with color which is also avengingly like a burgundy dress etc.
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Letizia looks just fantastic, so elegant. I love her modern haircut, it suits her so well. It is a hairstyle for a strong and confident woman. A woman has never too many LBDs, and this dress is beautiful. I respect her because she isn't afraid to show her muscles, she looks healthy, one doesn't get these muscles by starving oneself. She is a strong and confident woman, who finally is at the position to use all her strenghts and that is fantastic to see.
If there isn't any tiara events in next few months, now was the right time to get a different hairstyle for a change.
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I think she looks amazing. I love the bob - it's good to ring the changes once in a while. Tiaras don't need to have long hair. Also, it will grow quickly.
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Queen Letizia attends the Delivery of 'Awards Woman' by Grupo Zeta

New dress & new haircut

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I love the look! Great dress, great hair! Looks like a relief to get the hair off the neck and shoulders, or I'm projecting. That's how I feel after I've had my hair long for a while.

She's all set for the summer coming. Might be a hot one!
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she looks great I love the hair !
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Old 04-21-2015, 07:11 AM
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I have mixed feelings on her new haircut but I'm sure we'll get used to it,however her outfit was more tv presenter rather than queen of Spain.
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Strangely enough, I don't think the real bob suits her as it suited her the fake one... But it's not a big deal. What really bothers me is her look... It would be alright for a glam VIP but not for a queen... and woithout entering forbidden areas of weight, it shows too much.
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Strangely enough, I don't think the real bob suits her as it suited her the fake one... But it's not a big deal. What really bothers me is her look... It would be alright for a glam VIP but not for a queen... and woithout entering forbidden areas of weight, it shows too much.
I actually think the dress is fine. She is still young enough to wear it, and to me, the dress is not too revealing.
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I actually think the dress is fine. She is still young enough to wear it, and to me, the dress is not too revealing.
We'll have to agree to disagree then because for her body type it was inappropriate to me
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Letizia looks just fantastic, so elegant. I love her modern haircut, it suits her so well. It is a hairstyle for a strong and confident woman. A woman has never too many LBDs, and this dress is beautiful. I respect her because she isn't afraid to show her muscles, she looks healthy, one doesn't get these muscles by starving oneself. She is a strong and confident woman, who finally is at the position to use all her strenghts and that is fantastic to see.
If there isn't any tiara events in next few months, now was the right time to get a different hairstyle for a change.
I completely agree! She looks absolutely STUNNING. I really like the new bob. She has "thin" hair and sometimes it just looks better and more healthy shorter. She is definitely coming into her own, and I love seeing it.
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Old 04-21-2015, 09:17 AM
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I already said that it is an old expense, nevertheless it appeared just now, for me bad choice of moment to show matter.
50.000 is not an enormeous amount, but it may hurt for people in need. Especially for Spain who faced all these scandals related to Monarchy.
You are right that to fight economical crisis we should spend, but maybe not money cosidered to be contributors money.
Any way, for me the tiara was average, but delicate enough to suit to Letizia's head. She was very pretty.
Those that want to complain can always find something to complain about. IMO, if you are royal, you cannot afford to appear to be anything other than royal. To pretend that you are not rich would be disingenuous. Not that I am suggesting profligacy.
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The hair looks great, good to change it up and you don't need long hair for tiaras or even different looks. The dress does not suit her or her position,as a few have mentioned. Too much of the same, too glam, and too many bones showing for my taste.
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I'm undecided about the haircut. Guess I don't like it. Long hair softs her face and this one looks a little harsh on her. I'll wait until we get to see the hairdo on a daytime event to get a real opinion.

The dress is gorgeous and not inappropriate for the kind of event this was (all the guest were on the glam-trendy side fashion-wise). But strapless is certainly not Letizia's best friend, and I'm so bored with her LBDs.
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The hair looks great, good to change it up and you don't need long hair for tiaras or even different looks. The dress does not suit her or her position,as a few have mentioned. Too much of the same, too glam, and too many bones showing for my taste.
I am glad she has gone for a radically different hairstyle. Most of the other royal ladies have very similar hairstyles. Its time to shake things off a bit.
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I am glad she has gone for a radically different hairstyle. Most of the other royal ladies have very similar hairstyles. Its time to shake things off a bit.
Agree. I appreciate that she went for something a little bit extreme. She's too young to adopt the eternal hairdo all Queens seem to adopt.

But I still think she looks better with longer hair (well, as my mother says, the best thing about haircuts is that it grows again). Plus, she's not likely to wear a tiara soon, unless there is a State Visit on May or June, so after debuting her pearl tiara in Denmark this was the perfect timing if she wanted to go with it.
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