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Old 12-22-2014, 08:13 PM
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I think we all should be wary of using slang words and expressions on a board like this which not only has a geographically widespread membership of people in many different countries and cultures, some living in cities and others in country areas, and also a wide range of age groups from teenagers to people who remember life in the 1950s, and some of whom have English as a second or perhaps even third language.

It is difficult enough to manage to express oneself clearly and unambiguously when using standard words and expressions, but adding urban slang which has several different interpretations is fraught with danger.
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Old 12-22-2014, 08:26 PM
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Well put! Let's speak plain English and that also means no sarcasm.

As far as tiara hair or evening dress hair, it doesn't have to be an updo to look right, imo.
Diana did well in a tiara with shortish hair and P Madeline wears a tiara well with her hair long.
I guess my evening dress and hair rule is:
If you are going to wear your long hair down, it has to be modified some how to go with the evening dress.
Sofia's hair could have used it. She has fine features and wearing it long overpowers her, imo. She really looks well with a chignon.
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Old 12-23-2014, 11:28 AM
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I think Sofia's dress she wore to the gala in Stockholm is fine. I love the colour and it's appropriate for the event. However, I do think her hair is a little messy in some places. I don't have a problem with hair down. I personally wear my hair down most of the time as it looks awful in most updos. As my hair is very thick and curly it just looks like I have a bush or a bird's nest on my head whenever I have my hair in an updo. I also generally feel more comfortable with it down.

I like Sofia's latest dress, that shade of blue is nice, but I'm not a fan of the shiny stripe. In general I like her style but she does tend to have a few misses sometimes. She looks best in casual wear but there have also been some great formal outfits she has worn. Do we know if she already has a stylist?
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Old 12-23-2014, 02:28 PM
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The dress she wore to the royal Swedish academy gala was great, I loved the cut but I'm not a fan of the color. It was just blah, it should've been lighter or darker but not in between. I also liked her hair down it was lovely!
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Old 12-23-2014, 02:58 PM
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The dress she wore to the royal Swedish academy gala was great, I loved the cut but I'm not a fan of the color. It was just blah, it should've been lighter or darker but not in between. I also liked her hair down it was lovely!
I agree, I thought she look fine but the color of the gown was too drab.
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Old 12-23-2014, 04:18 PM
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Disagree all you want. It doesn't matter. How can someone "hiding" behind their hair be a positive? I want my royals to be regal and slumping behind a curtain of hair is not regal.

Anyway, who would want to wear the same hairdo with jeans or an evening gown? Shows a lack of adventure.
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Old 12-23-2014, 05:33 PM
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Well put! Let's speak plain English and that also means no sarcasm.

As far as tiara hair or evening dress hair, it doesn't have to be an updo to look right, imo.
Diana did well in a tiara with shortish hair and P Madeline wears a tiara well with her hair long.
I guess my evening dress and hair rule is:
If you are going to wear your long hair down, it has to be modified some how to go with the evening dress.
Sofia's hair could have used it. She has fine features and wearing it long overpowers her, imo. She really looks well with a chignon.
Sofia's hair really does look beatiful in a chignon and I think, dress wise, she gets it right most of the time. But this gala is a hard one with Silvia down, Victoria up and Madeleine half and half. But Madeleine's hair was styled professionally so we could see her face and her jewellery. In point of fact, she could probably plonk a tiara on top and it would look right. And that is the big point about hair. It needs to be styled for the occasion.
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Disagree all you want. It doesn't matter. How can someone "hiding" behind their hair be a positive? I want my royals to be regal and slumping behind a curtain of hair is not regal.

Anyway, who would want to wear the same hairdo with jeans or an evening gown? Shows a lack of adventure.
The nonsense that it's okay for a member of the royal family to wear their hair down just to use it to hide behind, has to be one of the silliest I have heard of late.

And, of course you are correct, it would cause major slumping! Not an attractive look and certainly not one to encourage in a soon to be member of the Swedish RF.

We are lucky that she stands straight, puts her shoulders back and wears her clothes with style. I also think that that trait alone allowed her to look good and still be seen with her hair down because she sat straight and with her head up. Lovely style . . . but I'm still on team updo.
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Old 12-23-2014, 06:07 PM
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Wow...I am speechless. I am as interested in fashion as much as the next person, and that's why I can say that wearing your hair down doesn't make a lick of difference in how you carry yourself. As far as deportment and grace and posture and regal-ness--you either have it or you don't. It comes from within, from your attitude, your compassion, and your sense of duty to others above yourself. It's the reason the poorest woman could be considered a lady and gracious even if her clothes don't come with designer labels.

Like Sofia or not, she's got it. She's in love, she's beautiful, and she's happy and confident enough in her own skin to be radiant in most everything.

Plus, I don't think anyone ever accused Sofia before of lacking a sense of adventure. Good grief.
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Old 12-24-2014, 12:04 AM
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I disagree, you don't either have it or you don't. It is much easier to get into a habit of poor head neck posture with long hair which covers up the poor posture. Well, there is another very well known royal who wears her hair down most of the time and has poor posture and does hides behind her curtains of hair most of the time. Thankfully Sofia sees the benefit in experimenting eith her hair
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When attending the concert with Carl Philip Sofia wore a dress from Matthew Williamson and a coat from Tiger of Sweden. There a photos at the bottom of this post.
Swedish Royal Clothing ID's: Discussing Sofia Hellqvist's Future
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Disagree all you want. It doesn't matter. How can someone "hiding" behind their hair be a positive? I want my royals to be regal and slumping behind a curtain of hair is not regal.

Anyway, who would want to wear the same hairdo with jeans or an evening gown? Shows a lack of adventure.
If there's one thing Sofia does NOT lack it's a lack of adventure
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When attending the concert with Carl Philip Sofia wore a dress from Matthew Williamson and a coat from Tiger of Sweden. There a photos at the bottom of this post.
Swedish Royal Clothing ID's: Discussing Sofia Hellqvist's Future

Love the coat but dislike the dress. It could've been better.
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Old 01-07-2015, 07:55 AM
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I like the coat and the dress was different and young .
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Old 01-09-2015, 12:31 AM
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Sofia's gown from the King's Dinner at the beginning of December was from Issue New York- A brand we have once seen Victoria in.
Swedish Royal Clothing ID's: Sofia in Issue New York
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Old 01-09-2015, 01:49 PM
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Sofia's gown from the King's Dinner at the beginning of December was from Issue New York- A brand we have once seen Victoria in.
Swedish Royal Clothing ID's: Sofia in Issue New York

I really liked this dress on Sofia. And I'm glad it was altered with the sleeves. It would've been too much if it were sleeveless.
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Really like that gown on her....great style/color.


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Much better with sleeves looks very elegant


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Much better with sleeves looks very elegant.
Yes, I agree. I love the addition of the sleeves.
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Old 01-10-2015, 05:50 PM
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Sofia's gown from the King's Dinner at the beginning of December was from Issue New York- A brand we have once seen Victoria in.
Swedish Royal Clothing ID's: Sofia in Issue New York
I really like this dress, too. In fact, I think it could be a wedding dress.
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The dress would have been looked much better if the sheer black overlay would have covered the entire dress.
The dress is from BCBG Max Azria.
http://www.bcbg.com/Ninah-Color-Bloc...ening#start=18
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