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Old 03-11-2016, 06:18 AM
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Anybody know anything about that blue pin Maxima wore, on the first day of the state visit ?
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Oh dear.....Nest on the head? Not a good look....even on gorgeous Max. I like the mauve dress. Coat?? Hmmm not sure. Cant get my eyes off that coconut on her head!!!!
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Máxima on the second day in France today, March 11, looking great in a wonderful recycled Natan dress and an interesting new coat:



** Full view ** Upper part ** Upper part 2 ** Full view dress ** Upper part dress ** November 2015 **
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WOW! Maxima looks fantatstic !
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Queen Maxima looks wonderful!! Only this hat-nest i don't want to see again, please!!!
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Don't like the coat or the print on it,but the rest of the outfit is wonderful.
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A nice outfit, nice color combinations but not fond of her hat.
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Old 03-11-2016, 12:36 PM
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Just the hat needs to go .
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that hat/coconut is ugly
http://ppe-agency.com/500px/Mar2016/PPE160311100.jpg
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Coconut is a good descrpition and did make me laugh (out loud) but only Maxima could pull off such a hat
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i don't like the coat and the print the rest is lovely.
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Old 03-11-2016, 03:50 PM
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Máxima on the second day in France today, March 11, looking great in a wonderful recycled Natan dress and an interesting new coat:



** Full view ** Upper part ** Upper part 2 ** Full view dress ** Upper part dress ** November 2015 **
Lovely as it all is, makes Max look like a rather large lady, IMO
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I love the dress but not the coat.
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Old 03-11-2016, 05:24 PM
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Daily Mail has another suggestion for the hat "beehive"

Queen Maxima of the Netherlands wears a beehive-style hat in Paris | Daily Mail Online
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Coconut is a good descrpition and did make me laugh (out loud) but only Maxima could pull off such a hat
LOL. im afraid not even Maxima
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I always love Maxima's willingness to go out on a limb for fashion but this hat looks like a hair rat! Yuk!
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Hmm, not a fan of any of this really, the coat (and to a lesser extent the dress) look matronly...and yes, the hat is atrocious. It looks like a beaver pelt!
A rare miss for the usually magnificent Maxima.
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I totally adored the first day outfit with the large nude hat. Magnificent.
I also liked the gold evening dress. Not one of the best she wore, but fully suitable for a queen. Perfect choice also.
The pink flower print coat and the small hat? Not bad, but should be kept for a future decade, now it makes her look large and older.
The last evening gown ? Same word. Not my cup of tea, but regal.
It is something I do not understand for the dress codes. First evening it was short dress and second long ? Shouldn't be the two evening dinners of a same level ?
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Old 03-12-2016, 04:47 AM
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Anybody know anything about that blue pin Maxima wore, on the first day of the state visit ?
It is the bâton of the Ordre National du Mérite.
In the evening she wore a miniature.
The grandest version (sash and breast star) is only for white-tie events.

Máxima with bâton

Máxima with miniatiure

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It is something I do not understand for the dress codes. First evening it was short dress and second long ? Shouldn't be the two evening dinners of a same level ?
Usually yes, but luckily for us the Dutch did not go the dreadful way of the Élysée to require wrinkled polyester suits and daily dress for a grand evening at the Petit Palais... come on... I like it they went all-the-way: dozens of footmen in splendid uniforms, truckloads of flowers, illumination specialists to set the venue in fairytale light, classical French and Dutch music with excellent soloïsts... that is how it should be done...

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Máxima on the second day in France today, March 11, looking great in a wonderful recycled Natan dress and an interesting new coat:



** Full view ** Upper part ** Upper part 2 ** Full view dress ** Upper part dress ** November 2015 **
Who cares about the coat when she's wearing a recycled hairdo from the night before and hiding the back in a behive hat? Well okay, I loath the coat but the hair . . .

The pink dress is lovely and strangely the brown hat, belt and shoes look surprisingly nice asaccessories. But the hair is just awful. It was worse the night before when it managed to add a couple of decades to her age, but to recycle that look for the day? Max, didn't you take your hairdresser? If so . . . it's time for a new one.
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