The Royal Forums Coat of Arms


Join The Royal Forums Today
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #401  
Old 06-03-2012, 10:57 AM
dazzling's Avatar
Moderator Emeritus
Blog Editor
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: -, France
Posts: 22,982
I thought Kate looked nice and its a nice color on her. The only thing is that I would've like her hair up with such a hat/headpiece. Even a soft bun would've worked. There was too much going on with the hat (to the side, the detailing on the other side) with the hair in front and curled.
__________________

__________________
  #402  
Old 06-03-2012, 11:00 AM
Al_bina's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: City, Kazakhstan
Posts: 7,677
Duchess of Cambridge looked nice. McQueen's dress was well-chosen.
__________________

__________________
"I never did mind about the little things"
Amanda, "Point of No Return"
  #403  
Old 06-03-2012, 11:24 AM
Courtier
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Leitrim, Ireland
Posts: 635
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tyger View Post
Take a survey. I've noticed that the decades before we're born tend to draw us - interest us. For myself, I love the 30's and 40's. Go figure!
Got you. !!

Today's outfit was beautifully striking and stylish. I agree with Dazzling about her hair though.

Sophie Wessex has taken to wearing her hair back in chignon's to show off her wonderful hats. I wish Kate would do that more often as I feel that long hair can sometimes take from these lovely head pieces.
  #404  
Old 06-03-2012, 11:31 AM
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Philadelphia, United States
Posts: 4,229
Quote:
Originally Posted by Al_bina View Post
Duchess of Cambridge looked nice. McQueen's dress was well-chosen.

She always looks great in anything by Sarah Burton.
  #405  
Old 06-03-2012, 12:02 PM
Artemisia's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Yerevan, Armenia
Posts: 5,438
Now that we have some really quality pictures, here is Kate's look:
- Complete outfit
- Side view
- Close up (hat, jewellery, brooch)

Close up of the brooch she was wearing, mentioned by EIIR.
Cropped from larger image, constitutes less than 20% of the original.
Attached Images
 
  #406  
Old 06-03-2012, 12:06 PM
Gentry
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Loveland, United States
Posts: 66
Fantastic Duchess! Everything works. Lovely contrast to the dreadful weather. Looking for a closeup of the plaid wrap she wore over the top on the barge. Love it all!
__________________
Bennysmom
  #407  
Old 06-03-2012, 12:06 PM
Baroness of Books's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Bookstacks, United States
Posts: 5,806
And I see she's carrying a plaid scarf which she's now wearing around her neck. Lovely brooch. Thanks for all these pictures, Artemisia.
__________________
A book should be either a bandit or a rebel or a man in the crowd..... D.H. Lawrence
  #408  
Old 06-03-2012, 12:12 PM
EIIR's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Somewhere, United Kingdom
Posts: 2,658
I think she looks great. Alexander McQueen is always a good choice for Kate.

What a surprise, people are complaining about the hair. Yet again.
  #409  
Old 06-03-2012, 12:13 PM
PrincessofEurope's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: *, United Kingdom
Posts: 3,270
Quote:
Originally Posted by Baroness of Books View Post
And I see she's carrying a plaid scarf which she's now wearing around her neck. Lovely brooch. Thanks for all these pictures, Artemisia.
The tartan is the Strathearn tartan which is a nod to her Scottish title as the Countess of Strathearn
__________________
This is the stuff of fairytales

  #410  
Old 06-03-2012, 12:16 PM
dazzling's Avatar
Moderator Emeritus
Blog Editor
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: -, France
Posts: 22,982
Does anyone know what collection the McQueen dress is from?
__________________
  #411  
Old 06-03-2012, 12:26 PM
Artemisia's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Yerevan, Armenia
Posts: 5,438
Quote:
Originally Posted by PrincessofEurope View Post
The tartan is the Strathearn tartan which is a nod to her Scottish title as the Countess of Strathearn
Thanks for identifying it!
A little additional information: the Strathearn was first made for the Duke of Kent and Strathearn, Queen Victoria's father. The tartan can be worn by the Earl (and Countess) of Strathearn, as well as by other members of the royal family with the Monarch's permission.
  #412  
Old 06-03-2012, 12:30 PM
Catharina's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: none, Heard and McDonald Islands
Posts: 582
The Duchess has such a lovely figure today that I'm wondering if she's wearing a corset underneath. She isn't exactly one of the curviest women but today she looks great. I love the color, very beautiful. I agree about the hair, I was hoping for a soft bun underneath the hat.
  #413  
Old 06-03-2012, 12:40 PM
PrincessofEurope's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: *, United Kingdom
Posts: 3,270
Any info on the bag that Kate is carrying - i know she is wearing her L K Bennett sledge beige court shoes
__________________
This is the stuff of fairytales

  #414  
Old 06-03-2012, 12:53 PM
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: , United States
Posts: 2,471
Quote:
Originally Posted by Northern Princess View Post
Kate looks beautiful! I love the style of the dress on her. Very flattering! I like her hair today. It's pulled back enough to show the hat off to its best.
  #415  
Old 06-03-2012, 01:01 PM
dazzling's Avatar
Moderator Emeritus
Blog Editor
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: -, France
Posts: 22,982
Quote:
Originally Posted by PrincessofEurope View Post
Any info on the bag that Kate is carrying - i know she is wearing her L K Bennett sledge beige court shoes
Looks like a Anya Hindmarch clutch.
__________________
  #416  
Old 06-03-2012, 01:02 PM
Empress Merel's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: -, Netherlands
Posts: 2,281
In my opinion, Kate is plain pretty. She's a goodlooking woman, but put her in a big crowd and she wouldn't stand out. Nothing wrong with that, most of us don't. We're not all genetic freaks ala Kate Moss or Adriana Lima.

I really like it. The dress is so incredibly well made. Worth every penny.
  #417  
Old 06-03-2012, 01:07 PM
PrincessofEurope's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: *, United Kingdom
Posts: 3,270
Read quite a few comparisons with todays McQueen outfit and the red Catherine Walker dress & coat she wore leaving Canada. Personally i think the Catherine Walker outfit was nicer and it would have been a lovely outfit to repeat today
Express.co.uk - Home of the Daily and Sunday Express | UK News :: How Kate Middleton chose a dress that wouldn't upstage The Queen
__________________
This is the stuff of fairytales

  #418  
Old 06-03-2012, 01:12 PM
Kit's Avatar
Kit Kit is offline
Courtier
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Vienna, Austria
Posts: 852
I like Kate's outfit. I still think it is not the best shade of red and another colour would have been lovelier (but I am not into red generally) but I think she really looked pretty.
  #419  
Old 06-03-2012, 01:20 PM
Courtier
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Leitrim, Ireland
Posts: 635
Quote:
Originally Posted by Empress Merel View Post
In my opinion, Kate is plain pretty. She's a goodlooking woman, but put her in a big crowd and she wouldn't stand out. Nothing wrong with that, most of us don't. We're not all genetic freaks ala Kate Moss or Adriana Lima.
It is funny that you should mention that about Kate not standing out in a crowd.

I have just had an irate call from my mum. I should state that mum isn't a fan of Kate's at all.

As far as she was concerned, Kate, by wearing bright red today, shone out like a bright beacon in the dark. Mum felt that she shouldn't have drawn so much attention to herself on what was The Queen's Day. She should have worn a more muted colour and thus allow The Queen to stand out.

Don't go shooting my mum because you know, although I really liked Kate's outfit, I think mum has a point. !
  #420  
Old 06-03-2012, 01:23 PM
cepe's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: London, United Kingdom
Posts: 6,289
Quote:
Originally Posted by Breffney View Post
It is funny that you should mention that about Kate not standing out in a crowd.

I have just had an irate call from my mum. I should state that mum isn't a fan of Kate's at all.

As far as she was concerned, Kate, by wearing bright red today, shone out like a bright beacon in the dark. Mum felt that she shouldn't have drawn so much attention to herself on what was The Queen's Day. She should have worn a more muted colour and thus allow The Queen to stand out.

Don't go shooting my mum because you know, although I really liked Kate's outfit, I think mum has a point. !
I don't think she did once they were on the boat, which was mainly RED. The Queen stood out in her wonderful white outfit
__________________

__________________

This precious stone set in the silver sea,......
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England,
Closed Thread


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Popular Tags
archduchess marie astrid baltic republics books britishroyals camilla chris o'neill crown princess victoria current events duchess of cambridge eveningwear duchess of cambridge gala dress family fashion general news gordon grand duke henri hereditary grand duchess stéphanie hereditary grand duke guillaume hohenzollern infanta cristina infanta elena infanta leonor infanta margarita infanta sofia iñaki urdangarín kate middleton king felipe king felipe vi king philippe king willem-alexander ladies-in-waiting letizia meghan markle news nobel prize philippe porphyria portugal prince charles prince daniel prince gabriel prince harry prince harry of wales prince nicholas prince oscar princess elisabeth princess estelle princess leonore princess madeleine princess margaretha of luxembourg princess of asturias princess victoria queen letizia queen letizia daytime fashion queen mathilde queen maxima remarriage royal royal ancestry royal geneology royal wedding spain state visit stephanie sweden swedish royal family the duchess of cambridge casual wear the duchess of cambridge fashion tom bower victoria wedding



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:06 AM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2018
Jelsoft Enterprises