The Royal Forums Coat of Arms


Join The Royal Forums Today
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #81  
Old 08-06-2004, 06:28 PM
Courtier
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 705
I think Stephanie's dress was horrid. Who bares their mid-driff at such a formal occasion as the Red Cross Ball? While Stephanie certainly is very fit and has a very well-toned body, the Red Cross Ball -- one of the social events of the year in Monaco's social calendar -- is hardly the place to bare it.

Caroline's outfit was not much better. Egypt-inspired is how I read it as described as. But at least there were no bare tummies from Caroline.
__________________

__________________

  #82  
Old 08-06-2004, 06:37 PM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 3
Stephanie did not look good. Her dress was quite inappropriate. But this is nothing new. She could be an attractive person but her attire is as bad as her behavior (breaking up with latest hubby and seen kissing another man&#33.

Caroline was a bit blah, IMHO. She's usually a bit more glam. And no Charlotte. That is a coup for Caroline...throwing the press a red-herring about Charlotte's attendance -- that is if the palace stated that Charlotte was to attend.
__________________

__________________
<span style='font-family:Geneva'>Philipa Áugusta</span>
  #83  
Old 08-06-2004, 06:50 PM
lucys's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 993
I have to agree with those who found Stephanie less than stunning. And as for Caroline--I&#39;m almost tempted to say she&#39;s had more misses then hits lately. She was absolutely glamorous and stunning at the gala dinner before the wedding in Spain, but at both the gala concert in Denmark and the wedding, as well as the wedding day in Spain, she was less than impressive. I&#39;d have to say tonight is another less than "wow" night.

And where is Charlotte? For all the talk about this princess or the other being the rising star, she is the rising star--much to my chagrin because I don&#39;t particularly care for the Grimaldi family.
__________________
"I dress first for myself, then for men, and lastly for other women, who are going to be critical anyway." Elizabeth Taylor
  #84  
Old 08-06-2004, 06:56 PM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 3
Quote:
Originally posted by lucys@Aug 6th, 2004 - 6:50 pm
I have to agree with those who found Stephanie less than stunning. And as for Caroline--I&#39;m almost tempted to say she&#39;s had more misses then hits lately. She was absolutely glamorous and stunning at the gala dinner before the wedding in Spain, but at both the gala concert in Denmark and the wedding, as well as the wedding day in Spain, she was less than impressive. I&#39;d have to say tonight is another less than "wow" night.

And where is Charlotte? For all the talk about this princess or the other being the rising star, she is the rising star--much to my chagrin because I don&#39;t particularly care for the Grimaldi family.
Caroline has had more &#39;misses&#39; than hits without a doubt. She was stunning (though some people did not care for her feathery Chanel at the Spanish gala dinner) at the gala dinner but that&#39;s been about it.

I&#39;m not very fond of the Grimaldi family either and I wonder why Charlotte was not present. Didn&#39;t wanna be there? Mama didn&#39;t want her there (too much exposure to the press) or what?? Very strange as did not both Caroline and Stephanie attend the Red Cross Ball at early ages?
__________________
<span style='font-family:Geneva'>Philipa Áugusta</span>
  #85  
Old 08-06-2004, 07:13 PM
Nobility
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Miami, United States
Posts: 499
Looking at the pics posted on this forum topic, I must admit I am smitten with Prince Ranier (senior). I hope he has and/or will find another love. He looks so huggable.
  #86  
Old 08-06-2004, 07:22 PM
simon's Avatar
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: , Monaco
Posts: 138
I think Stephanie looks great.
What makes you think you know the rules of what to wear when and why? This is not an offense, just a question.
After 20 years of Stephanie beeing the way she is people should have gotten used to the fact that she&#39;s a bit kif-kif. ( Not all she does is appropriate, see: the thing she does to/with her husband - can&#39;t understand that neither) But still she&#39;s a very attractive and sweet person.

Si
__________________
C'est bien, c'est beau, c'est Monaco
  #87  
Old 08-06-2004, 07:28 PM
michelle's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: ***, Germany
Posts: 2,687
Quote:
Originally posted by simon@Aug 6th, 2004 - 6:22 pm
I think Stephanie looks great.
What makes you think you know the rules of what to wear when and why? This is not an offense, just a question.
After 20 years of Stephanie beeing the way she is people should have gotten used to the fact that she&#39;s a bit kif-kif. ( Not all she does is appropriate, see: the thing she does to/with her husband - can&#39;t understand that neither) But still she&#39;s a very attractive and sweet person.

Si
Totally agree with everything you say + she looks cute in that dress...


Still love ya, Steph, although lately you kinda confused me and left me wondering...

__________________
.... and so I thank you, Michael ...
  #88  
Old 08-06-2004, 07:45 PM
Courtier
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 705
Quote:
Originally posted by simon@Aug 6th, 2004 - 7:22 pm
What makes you think you know the rules of what to wear when and why? This is not an offense, just a question.
There are certainly proper standards of dress for an event as formal as the Red Cross Ball. One can be glamorous without being inappropriate. What Stephanie wore, and by baring her mid-driff -- that was inappropriate. Just as it would be inappropriate to have worn this dress to a wedding. Just as if to the Spanish royal wedding (a daytime event) Caroline wore one of her evening gowns. Or if a guest wore a see-through, bra-revealing gown to the Danish or Spanish weddings.

Anybody with common sense about such matters would say that even if you thought the dress was great, it was inappropriate for this particular occasion.

Quote:
After 20 years of Stephanie beeing the way she is people should have gotten used to the fact that she&#39;s a bit kif-kif. ( Not all she does is appropriate, see: the thing she does to/with her husband - can&#39;t understand that neither) But still she&#39;s a very attractive and sweet person.

Si
That&#39;s exactly the thing: After 20 years Stephanie should know better; that this dress was inappropriate for this occasion. She is not new to royal circles or royal protocol. She grew up in a royal household and should know better. I doubt that the three newest princesses: Mabel, Mary and Letizia would ever show up to a gala event in their respective countries in such a gown. Mabel at the opening of Parliament in a mid-driff? Mary at the gala dinner to celebrate Prince Henrik&#39;s 70th birthday baring her flat belly? Letizia showing up at a state dinner for the President of Mexico baring her abs? None of these ladies would.

She can be an attractive and sweet person -- that has nothing to be inappropriate. Some very kind people do inappropriate things at work, at family functions, at social gatherings. And this is one (of many, I think) example of Stephanie being inappropriate.
__________________

  #89  
Old 08-06-2004, 08:17 PM
Commoner
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 22
She has too much upper arm/shoulder muscles to hit my taste. But in general her body doesn&#39;t look too bad. Her dress is at least more interesting than Caroline&#39;s.

Both of them look very old with bad skin. Steph&#39;s head doesn&#39;t seem to belong to the body below. It just looks funny. I like the dress of the woman next to Caroline in one of the pics.
At least that&#39;s what I think .
  #90  
Old 08-06-2004, 09:18 PM
Nobility
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 414
Stephanie was absolutely horrid looking. Her neck almost seems non-existent and, frankly, she looks adrogenous. The dress, if you could call it that, was a travesty. the bare mid-driff was completely inappropriate and looked fit for a 42nd street prostitute. As for the hair, I think Tony Orlando called, he wants his coiffure back. Caroline&#39;s Egyptian-like jewelry, meanwhile, was gaudy and overpowering and the dress was dull and plain. Still, she appeared more beautiful that Stephanie, as she is. You know, I really cannot understand why people think Stephanie beautiful. She&#39;s utterly common, looks like a man, and has a disgustingly masculine build. Caroline, at least, has excellent posture, a classicly beautiful and feminine face and build, gorgeous eyes, and a perfectly symmetrical face. I do agree, however, that they should lay off the smoking and the sun. Both of them are beginning to age and have a large amount of wrinkles, yet Stephanie is what, 39? At her age, Caroline still looked quite young. Caroline, on the other hand, is in her late 40s, and one would suspect that her age, 3 marriages. 2 tragic deaths, 4 children, 30 or more years of sun and smoking and her jet-set lifestyle would take it&#39;s toll. All in all, Stephanie- a complete nightmare, Caroline- disappointing yet still wonderful.
__________________
The English take the breeding of their horses and dogs more seriously than they do their children- HRH Princess Michael of Kent
  #91  
Old 08-06-2004, 09:26 PM
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: .., United States
Posts: 157
The whole family looks a bit worse for wear. Stephanie is looking like a female body builder.
  #92  
Old 08-07-2004, 01:21 AM
HMQueenElizabethII's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Ryde, Australia
Posts: 3,785
What is Red Cross Ball mean?
__________________
"God save our Gracious Queen,
Long live our Noble Queen,
God save The Queen"
God save Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
  #93  
Old 08-07-2004, 03:02 AM
Gentry
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 89
i wonder why HELLO stated that charlotte was going to attend. Caroline looks good as usual..stephanie looks very masculine as usual
  #94  
Old 08-07-2004, 03:14 AM
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: ***, United States
Posts: 16,894
Quote:
Originally posted by Windsorfan@Aug 6th, 2004 - 10:21 pm
What is Red Cross Ball mean?
It&#39;s a charity event to raise money for the Red Cross in Monaco.
  #95  
Old 08-07-2004, 07:35 AM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 1
the reason for why andrea and charlotte does not attend might be the simple reason that none of them are "royal" officialy. They do not carry any title and therfore they do not get a "freeticket" to the ball so to speak...and trust me,a ticket to a ball such as this is VERY expensive. When this is said, my guess is that neither C or A cares to waste several thousands on a couple of boring hours with doscussions conserning politics,money,and whatever old rich people talk about..I know I would rather have a night on the town with my friends...and my guess is so would they&#33;
  #96  
Old 08-07-2004, 08:51 AM
carlota's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: , United States
Posts: 7,516
Quote:
Originally posted by sandee@Aug 7th, 2004 - 2:02 am
i wonder why HELLO stated that charlotte was going to attend. Caroline looks good as usual..stephanie looks very masculine as usual
maybe it was a last moment change of mind...
__________________
Sign the United Nations Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare: http://www.animalsmatter.org
YOUR DAILY CLICK HELPS ANIMALS SURVIVE!
Feed an animal in need, click for free.
http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/
Take some time to sign the petitions @: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/animal-welfare/all
  #97  
Old 08-07-2004, 10:02 AM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 1
Hi,

I think it would be pretty boring for Charlotte at the Red Cross Ball. There is really no one else her age there, and it usually seems like the same old crowd year after year: Gina Lollobrigida, Roger Moore, Karl Lagerfeld, etc. And I doubt she&#39;d have much in common with Woody Allen, Paul Anka, or Lionel Ritchie. In many ways, this seems like a party of has-beens. Honestly, if they don&#39;t get some new blood in soon I forsee this ball dying on the vine.
  #98  
Old 08-07-2004, 10:42 AM
Nobility
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: , United States
Posts: 335
Albert looked good at the ball. His white tux was sunning.
__________________
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
--Mother Teresa
  #99  
Old 08-07-2004, 11:05 AM
lucys's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 993
Quote:
Originally posted by goldneagle88@Aug 7th, 2004 - 9:02 am
Hi,

I think it would be pretty boring for Charlotte at the Red Cross Ball. There is really no one else her age there, and it usually seems like the same old crowd year after year: Gina Lollobrigida, Roger Moore, Karl Lagerfeld, etc. And I doubt she&#39;d have much in common with Woody Allen, Paul Anka, or Lionel Ritchie. In many ways, this seems like a party of has-beens. Honestly, if they don&#39;t get some new blood in soon I forsee this ball dying on the vine.
Yeah, it did have a feeling of something that has seen better and more exciting days, something very yesterday.
__________________
"I dress first for myself, then for men, and lastly for other women, who are going to be critical anyway." Elizabeth Taylor
  #100  
Old 08-07-2004, 06:56 PM
Courtier
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: , Philippines
Posts: 751
Well, I suggest they should have worn light colored dresses. With all the black tux of the men plus the black gowns of the ladies, it looks like all of them are mourning. But I am not saying that black is not a good choice.

Well, I&#39;m happy that Caroline, Stephanie and Albert are together. It is very special to them especially that Prince Rainier attended.
__________________

__________________
Never let go of anyone that you could not go a day without thinking about. There just might be a very good reason why they're always on your mind. Sometimes, it's the brain that knows too well what the heart tries so hard to deny
~ ~ Anonymous ~ ~
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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Princely Family of Monaco: Current Events Part 5 (April 2008 - June 2010) iceflower Current Events Archive 452 06-20-2010 04:29 AM
Princely Family of Monaco: Current Events Part 4 tbhrc Current Events Archive 182 04-13-2008 03:22 AM
Princely Family of Monaco: Current Events 3 : May 2007 - Aug.2007 Zonk Current Events Archive 204 08-13-2007 04:01 PM
Princely Family of Monaco Current Events 2 : June 2006 - May 2007 tbhrc Current Events Archive 192 05-14-2007 08:33 PM
British Royal Family Current Events 3: June 2006-March 2007 Warren Current Events Archive 203 03-30-2007 04:45 AM




Popular Tags
best gown best outfit birthday carl gustaf chris o'neill crown princess mary crown princess victoria current events denmark duchess of cambridge far-right fashion poll general news hereditary grand duchess stéphanie hereditary grand duke guillaume infanta cristina infanta leonor infanta sofia iñaki urdangarín king carl gustaf king felipe king felipe vi king philippe king willem-alexander letizia liechtenstein margherita monarchy news november 2016 october 2016 picture of the week prince alexander prince carl philip prince daniel prince felix prince gabriel prince nicholas prince oscar princess claire of luxembourg princess estelle princess leonore princess madeleine princess of asturias princess sofia princess victoria queen elizabeth ii queen letizia queen letizia casual outfits queen letizia daytime fashion queen letizia fashion queen letizia gala dresses queen mathilde queen maxima queen maxima casual wear queen maxima daytime fashion queen maxima fashion queen maxima hats queen maxima style queenmother queen rania queen rania australia november 2016 queen silvia state visit state visit to denmark stephanie sweden swedish royal family united kingdom victoria



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:22 AM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2017
Jelsoft Enterprises