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Old 02-28-2018, 04:33 PM
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Wow...thanks for that information hermes.

Most other people I have read about who met her say her photos don't do her justice. So maybe you met her on a day when she just wasn't at her best OR maybe she's just not what she used to be(like most of us!)

The most important thing is that she was polite, and not a diva....heck I certainly do NOT always fold clothes I have left behind in the dressing room!
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Old 02-28-2018, 05:23 PM
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Hermes, this is the second time I have encountered a description of her in person as being less beautiful than in pictures. I like to think the reason is simply that in day to day life she is more natural, wearing less or no makeup, and she's blending in with everyone else, whereas in the pictures the focus is on her and there's the lighting upon her, often very flattering lighting, enhancing the glamour factor.

Also: It's my experience and observation that most people are more attractive in natural sunlight, outdoors, where most pictures of Charlotte are taken.
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Old 02-28-2018, 05:29 PM
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Charlotte came to the boutique I work for in Paris a few weeks ago, she's very nice and polite (even left all the clothes she tried on folded inside the dressing room), but I do have to say that she looks way better in pictures than in real life.
Thanks for sharing Hermes. Can you tell us more? I understand you might not say the name of the boutique but at least the type of clothes, evening or casual, and also did she buy something ? How was she dressed? Make up ? Did she spent a lot? Was she alone ? Thanks
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Old 02-28-2018, 06:20 PM
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Hermes, this is the second time I have encountered a description of her in person as being less beautiful than in pictures. I like to think the reason is simply that in day to day life she is more natural, wearing less or no makeup, and she's blending in with everyone else, whereas in the pictures the focus is on her and there's the lighting upon her, often very flattering lighting, enhancing the glamour factor.

Also: It's my experience and observation that most people are more attractive in natural sunlight, outdoors, where most pictures of Charlotte are taken.

Marion Cotillard said she was speechless the first time she met Charlotte and that she could not stop staring at her. I think because Charlotte is-let's just face it-famous mostly for being absurdly beautiful as well as Grace Kelly's grand-daughter-it's tempting to build an idealized picture of how we think she will look and then feeling let down when she doesn't quite measure up in person.

I've always felt she was one of those rare women who look better without makeup rather than made up.
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Marion Cotillard said she was speechless the first time she met Charlotte and that she could not stop staring at her. I think because Charlotte is-let's just face it-famous mostly for being absurdly beautiful as well as Grace Kelly's grand-daughter-it's tempting to build an idealized picture of how we think she will look and then feeling let down when she doesn't quite measure up in person.

I've always felt she was one of those rare women who look better without makeup rather than made up.
Another thing to consider is that it is not so much Charlotte's looks that captivate but her spirit, not to mention intelligence. I just think what captivated Marion and what captivates most of us about her goes deeper than makeup.
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Old 02-28-2018, 10:47 PM
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I saw grace kelly close up in the early eighties and the same, she was very plain in real life. I think it the camera loving the bone structure. She had perfect posture, and skin and was very regal. A very pronounced jawline
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Old 03-01-2018, 08:40 AM
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Charlotte has a very bad posture , I wonder why Caroline did nothing for that.
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I have Charlotte's book and it is fascinating! She dedicated it "mon père Stephano" (that's how she spells it)

And Robert dedicated it to his brother Joseph.

http://tatianacressidacoco.blogspot....charlotte.html
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but Charlotte is still testimonial for Gucci? she, usually, in Milan, was present during the fashion week. she was attending the Gucci fashion show. We'll see in Paris..
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Old 03-01-2018, 12:27 PM
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I saw grace kelly close up in the early eighties and the same, she was very plain in real life. I think it the camera loving the bone structure. She had perfect posture, and skin and was very regal. A very pronounced jawline

Yes, I completely agree. The camera does love great skin and bone structure which is why one doesn't necessarily need to be classically beautiful to be a successful model(think Gisele Bundchen).

BTW...if you saw Princess Grace in the early 80's it must have been not long before her death, when she was already in her late 40's early 50's. Journalist Pierre Salinger and conducted one of her last interviews when she was 51-52 and said even in middle age she was one of the most beautiful women he had ever seen.
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Exactly, I can't say the name of the boutique but it's in Saint Germain, near to where she lives I guess. She was alone, and actually what she bought she wore it to an event, I don't know if Monaguesque royalty have the same standards as british ones - who can't accept gifts from what I've read - but it was cool to see that she actually buys the stuff and wears them to events or casually. Indeed she bought a lot and didn't ask for any discount (which trust me happens very often with celebrities).

As I said she's extremely polite, doesn't speak much and actually my colleague who was with her didn't know who Charlotte was, and even asked her name for the data base haha she gave her name, address and all, she was super down to earth to be honest, even better than some of the very rich costumers we sometimes have haha
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Old 03-01-2018, 04:12 PM
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On thinking it over, she was probably relieved not to have been recognized by your colleague. Little things like being able to shop without being harassed/recognized/stared at/photographed is almost undoubtedly a novelty for someone who values privacy as much as she seems to.
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On thinking it over, she was probably relieved not to have been recognized by your colleague. Little things like being able to shop without being harassed/recognized/stared at/photographed is almost undoubtedly a novelty for someone who values privacy as much as she seems to.


The dialogues in the book truly illustrate how charming and funny she is. She and Maggiori have a cute way between them, a kind of banter, they tease each other. The professor and the student, separated for a time by circumstance, but still linked in a way, and reconnect years later .... they put it in such a way. Very beautiful.
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Marion Cotillard said she was speechless the first time she met Charlotte and that she could not stop staring at her. I think because Charlotte is-let's just face it-famous mostly for being absurdly beautiful as well as Grace Kelly's grand-daughter-it's tempting to build an idealized picture of how we think she will look and then feeling let down when she doesn't quite measure up in person.

I've always felt she was one of those rare women who look better without makeup rather than made up.
I don't know. I don't thing that it is rare at all for a woman to look better without makeup. And in the case of young girls, I find that most of them look much better with a natural look than made up.

I remember I read that quote of Marion Cotillard some time ago. But I thought it was just flattery. Charlotte was really beautiful some time ago, but in my opinion she has developed into a rather plain woman. She has beautiful eyes, no doubt. ANd a very nice smile. But I don't think that she is specially pretty anymore.
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Yes, I completely agree. The camera does love great skin and bone structure which is why one doesn't necessarily need to be classically beautiful to be a successful model(think Gisele Bundchen).

BTW...if you saw Princess Grace in the early 80's it must have been not long before her death, when she was already in her late 40's early 50's. Journalist Pierre Salinger and conducted one of her last interviews when she was 51-52 and said even in middle age she was one of the most beautiful women he had ever seen.
Pierre Salinger said a lot of things...her charisma was all. I also saw Sophia Loren at the same time and at the same distance and was bowled over by her beauty in person, vs in pictures
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I think she was the most beautiful at 15-16 & that may’be been because of her glamorous & photogenic look/style at the time. But since then & especially now, her features are harsh & masculine, especially in up close pics. Now that she’s older & doesn’t seem to care for her appearance, I think that’s what, as others said, makes her look plain/bland.
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People mean a lot of things when they talk about beauty. It’s possible Pierre Salinger was talking more of her essence or spirit or other qualities? Kindness? All of which can be beautiful too!


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Who I find amazing is Charlotte Casiraghi. The first time I had dinner with her, I could not take my eyes off of her face. Sure, there are things that go with it. Intelligence, simplicity, liveliness, kindness.
She found her captivating. There are so many things that make a person beautiful, so much more than perfect skin. If a person is happy and glowing, this radiates and will manifest as a kind of beauty. And all this was enhanced by Charlotte's "intelligence, simplicity, liveliness, and kindness."
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Old 03-02-2018, 04:25 PM
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Ugh I hate her hair!!!! Her dress is too short..it looks out of porportion.


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Not sure I like what either of them are wearing, but it hardly matters.

What a beautiful and glamorous couple.
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