The Royal Forums Coat of Arms


Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #61  
Old 07-14-2017, 02:23 AM
Duc_et_Pair's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: City, Netherlands
Posts: 7,011
The second dress was far superior to the first dress. It was more regal, it had more volume and the diadem certainly helped, a much better looking one than the first one which was way too big for Letizia's little head.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #62  
Old 07-14-2017, 04:15 AM
IloveCP's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: -, United States
Posts: 9,206
The blue dress is stunning and regal. She looks outstanding.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #63  
Old 07-14-2017, 05:03 AM
sm1939's Avatar
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: london, United Kingdom
Posts: 1,405
love the design and colour , great look for Queen Letizia
Reply With Quote
  #64  
Old 07-14-2017, 07:32 AM
Duke of Marmalade's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
TRF Author
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Posts: 12,480
The blue gown has been identified as Armani
https://scontent-amt2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...e0&oe=59F7DD4C
Reply With Quote
  #65  
Old 07-14-2017, 07:35 AM
An Ard Ri's Avatar
Super Moderator
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: An Iarmhí, Ireland
Posts: 18,101
Quote:
Originally Posted by Duke of Marmalade View Post
The blue gown has been identified as Armani
https://scontent-amt2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...e0&oe=59F7DD4C
Queen Letizia has a few pieces by Armani,its a welcome change from Felipe Varela.
__________________
5th of October,1398-Death of Blanche of Navarre, Queen of France
Reply With Quote
  #66  
Old 07-14-2017, 08:14 AM
Alondra's Avatar
Nobility
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Madrid, Spain
Posts: 388
Some sources in Spain are identifying it as an Armani even if the drape of the dress is not the same. It could have been adapted by Armani or it may not be an Armani after all.

As to Varela, I've never understood why he's "dismissed" like he doesn't know what's he's doing. He's an excellent designer and tailor. Letizia's dresses are always impeccably tailored to her measurements and a "one off" when the occasion warrants it and needs it.
Reply With Quote
  #67  
Old 07-14-2017, 10:19 AM
HereditaryPrincess's Avatar
Heir Apparent
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Greater London, United Kingdom
Posts: 6,560
Letizia also looked great during the evening of the state visit. She definitely knows how to dress up for a banquet - and I also like how the blue dress complements the colours of her sash.
__________________
"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone". Audrey Hepburn

*
"Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy". Anne Frank
Reply With Quote
  #68  
Old 07-14-2017, 10:26 AM
Jackswife's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 945
Another knock-out look for her!
Reply With Quote
  #69  
Old 07-14-2017, 04:41 PM
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Lake Constance, Germany
Posts: 114
I think Q. letizia looked stunning during this state visit. Both Gowns are amazing, and goorgeos.. The red FV is to die for, i hope she will wear it for an official Photo, and for other important banquets. The blue one is also great on her and suits her very well, i cant wait to see it again..
Reply With Quote
  #70  
Old 07-14-2017, 05:10 PM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 1,037
Quote:
Originally Posted by Duc_et_Pair View Post
The second dress was far superior to the first dress. It was more regal, it had more volume and the diadem certainly helped, a much better looking one than the first one which was way too big for Letizia's little head.
I agree that the tiara from the first night over powers Letizia but I imagine we'll have to get used to it - isn't it one of the more historical pieces in a not especially huge collection? She can't very well never wear it!

I suspect Letizia will have to get used to it, too. I often want to bang my head against a wall when I see what Letizia is wearing but one style mistake I've never seen her make is jewelry that's too much or too big.
Reply With Quote
  #71  
Old 07-15-2017, 02:26 AM
dazzling's Avatar
Moderator Emeritus
Blog Editor
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: -, France
Posts: 22,965
The second evening, Letizia looked amazing! The color on her was great, the style of the dress was lovely and the jewels were spectacular. Lovely styling.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #72  
Old 07-15-2017, 03:55 AM
Duc_et_Pair's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: City, Netherlands
Posts: 7,011
I hope Queen Letizia will never again tuck and frot the grand cordon of the Order of Elizabeth The Catholic in her bra. That is not too respectful for the dignity of this noble and historic Order.

The diadem called "La Buena" simply does not suit Letizia as it beautifully complemented Doña María de las Mercedes or Doña Sofía (the mother respectively the spouse of King Juan Carlos). My advice is to leave it in the cassette. Maybe it will once suit Doña Leonor.

No problem to leave diadems in the cassette. Queen Beatrix never wore the most important jewels of her House. Probably because she did not like these. The Delhi Durbar was only worn by Camilla a few years ago and has disappeared again. It can happen because ladies decide this-or-that bijoux are not suiting them or no longer their taste, as every female poster with a cassette full of bijoux will have experienced.

The floral diadem of the second evening needs a good, professional and ultrasone cleaning. They did so for Queen Mathilde's Nine Provinces Diadem and in Denmark it sparkled again in all forgotten splendour. The Prussian diadem is too small, the Mellerio Shell is a damn' difficult to wear piece of supreme craftmanship, La Buena is best ignored by Letizia, the new fleur-de-lys diadem puts the name and fame of Ansorena to deep shame, remains the pearl diadem which will look great on Doña Letizia, I expect. It is not so airy, so birdcage-like as La Buena.
Reply With Quote
  #73  
Old 07-15-2017, 04:04 AM
Duc_et_Pair's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: City, Netherlands
Posts: 7,011
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alondra View Post
Some sources in Spain are identifying it as an Armani even if the drape of the dress is not the same. It could have been adapted by Armani or it may not be an Armani after all.

As to Varela, I've never understood why he's "dismissed" like he doesn't know what's he's doing. He's an excellent designer and tailor. Letizia's dresses are always impeccably tailored to her measurements and a "one off" when the occasion warrants it and needs it.
True, Varela, every day above the designs of Natan, tailorwise. Varela's works always sit on Doña Letizia as if a coupeuse has personally sewn it on her body.

What I dislike in Varela is the utter predictability and especially his love for ornamental applications on his superior-cut designs. Sometimes less is more, Señor Varela! But one can not complain about his craftmanship.

Maybe Varela could use some of the variety and the colour palette of Natan. In return Natan can take a lesson or two (make it twenty) in perfect tailoring and the choice of right materials.
Reply With Quote
  #74  
Old 07-15-2017, 10:34 AM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: many places, United States
Posts: 1,453
Quote:
Originally Posted by Duc_et_Pair View Post
True, Varela, every day above the designs of Natan, tailorwise. Varela's works always sit on Doña Letizia as if a coupeuse has personally sewn it on her body.

Maybe Varela could use some of the variety and the colour palette of Natan. In return Natan can take a lesson or two (make it twenty) in perfect tailoring and the choice of right materials.
I don't really understand the problem in perfect tailoring for a Queen. Here you can still purchase an outfit, even if you have to go up and size to correctly shape the bust and have the garment altered perfectly to your own body. Seamstress are employed at all upscale stores and especially small expensive salons. Goodness, if the common person can always have clothes fit properly a Queen should have someone employed for this task if a fashion house won't correctly alter. But, if a "fashion house" won't take the time to properly fit a person.....get rid of them. There are plenty that will.
__________________
Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet shed on the heel that crushed it - Mark Twain
Reply With Quote
  #75  
Old 07-15-2017, 11:17 AM
Duke of Marmalade's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
TRF Author
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Posts: 12,480
Quote:
Originally Posted by Duc_et_Pair View Post
True, Varela, every day above the designs of Natan, tailorwise. Varela's works always sit on Doña Letizia as if a coupeuse has personally sewn it on her body.

What I dislike in Varela is the utter predictability and especially his love for ornamental applications on his superior-cut designs. Sometimes less is more, Señor Varela! But one can not complain about his craftmanship.

Maybe Varela could use some of the variety and the colour palette of Natan. In return Natan can take a lesson or two (make it twenty) in perfect tailoring and the choice of right materials.
Varela is often critizised to have no imagination of his own but to steal ideas from other designers and have them reworked into his own designs but less well executed.

btw it seems that PUIG (owns Nina Ricci, CH) etc claims that the blue gown is CH but no online proof yet.
Reply With Quote
  #76  
Old 07-15-2017, 11:25 AM
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Pittsburgh, United States
Posts: 2,581
Quote:
Originally Posted by Duc_et_Pair View Post
I hope Queen Letizia will never again tuck and frot the grand cordon of the Order of Elizabeth The Catholic in her bra. That is not too respectful for the dignity of this noble and historic Order.
I agree it was an odd placement for the grand cordon. However, it was the sash of the Order of Charles III, rather than the Order of Isabella the Catholic.
Reply With Quote
  #77  
Old 07-15-2017, 12:04 PM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: NN, Lithuania
Posts: 1,434
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mbruno View Post
I agree it was an odd placement for the grand cordon. However, it was the sash of the Order of Charles III, rather than the Order of Isabella the Catholic.
All Spanish royal ladies do it this way. There's nothing odd.
Reply With Quote
  #78  
Old 07-15-2017, 12:45 PM
ANNIE_S's Avatar
Super Moderator
Picture of the Week Coordinator
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: -, Spain
Posts: 3,599
They do. Infanta Elena is a well known lover of strapless gowns and also wears her shashes this way. There is picture proof from many other ladies, I can look for it later.
https://5www.ecestaticos.com/imagestatic/clipping/b52/7aa/b527aaff5583904d7223f73472cd9caf/viena-alaba-la-elegancia-de-la-infanta-elena.jpg?mtime=1435407317

I don't know if this only aplies in Spain, but the order is never supposed to touch bare skin, so actually leaving the order over bare shoulder would be unprotocolary this case. Obviously not all of them are doing it wrong, there is a reason.
Reply With Quote
  #79  
Old 07-15-2017, 12:55 PM
JR76's Avatar
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Malmö, Sweden
Posts: 1,202
Quote:
Originally Posted by ANNIE_S View Post
They do. Infanta Elena is a well known lover of strapless gowns and also wears her shashes this way. There is picture proof from many other ladies, I can look for it later.
https://5www.ecestaticos.com/imagest...ime=1435407317

I don't know if this only aplies in Spain, but the order is never supposed to touch bare skin, so actually leaving the order over bare shoulder would be unprotocolary this case. Obviously not all of them are doing it wrong, there is a reason.
I remember pics of Swedish royal ladies with just a thin strip of fabric over one shoulder for the sash of an order not to be against naked skin.
Reply With Quote
  #80  
Old 07-16-2017, 02:57 AM
Duke of Marmalade's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
TRF Author
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Posts: 12,480
Quote:
Originally Posted by ANNIE_S View Post
They do. Infanta Elena is a well known lover of strapless gowns and also wears her shashes this way. There is picture proof from many other ladies, I can look for it later.
https://5www.ecestaticos.com/imagest...ime=1435407317

I don't know if this only aplies in Spain, but the order is never supposed to touch bare skin, so actually leaving the order over bare shoulder would be unprotocolary this case. Obviously not all of them are doing it wrong, there is a reason.
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...0b0705e93a.jpg
Letizia has done it before a few times.

Your link didnt work I reposted it:

https://5www.ecestaticos.com/imagest...ime=1435407317
__________________

Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
queen letizia, queen letizia cocktail dresses, queen letizia eveningwear, queen letizia fashion, queen letizia gala dresses, queen letizia gowns


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 3 (0 members and 3 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
Queen Letizia's Evening Wear Part 3: July 2016 - June 2017 iceflower Archives 402 07-01-2017 06:37 AM
Queen Letizia's Evening Wear Part 2: April 2015 - July 2016 iceflower Archives 394 07-02-2016 11:01 AM




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



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:13 AM.

Social Knowledge Networks

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