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Old 12-17-2006, 04:12 AM
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And what a way to start...
I love this picture from the early 90s

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d9...chess/gold.jpg
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Old 12-17-2006, 04:15 AM
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To a more modern outfit from a recent premiere.
The Duchess seems to have taken to very formal black suits since her divorce:
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d9...hess/black.jpg
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Old 12-17-2006, 04:17 AM
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And again, at the recent launch of her range of jewellery.
A longer jacket and some super two tone heels:
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d9...s/72398354.jpg
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d9...s/72398320.jpg
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d9...s/72398314.jpg
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Old 12-17-2006, 05:51 AM
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I love this simple but elegant brown suit:

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d9...s_12703922.jpg

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Old 12-17-2006, 06:06 AM
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An eighties black and white polka dot ball gown...

Hmmmmm...

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d9...chess/dots.jpg
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Old 12-18-2006, 03:06 PM
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More spots but this time a casual event with the girls...

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Old 12-18-2006, 03:53 PM
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For me even though I like her pretty much I think she has more misses than hits.I wish she wouldn't wear black but brown is a very good color for her.
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Old 12-19-2006, 02:17 PM
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Hmmm... Let me see if I cna change your mind Pennlane!
Here's a nice cream suit with some lovely chestnut heels.

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d9...hess/cream.jpg
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Old 12-19-2006, 02:18 PM
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Although I always think the Duchess wears black as a stunning contrast to her red hair...

A black business suit in the late eighties:
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d9.../blacksuit.jpg
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Old 12-19-2006, 02:44 PM
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And what a way to start...
I love this picture from the early 90s

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d9...chess/gold.jpg
WOW! and I do mean WOW! She looks absolutely fabulous in this picture. The hair, the outfit, the makeup, everything. I did not think it was possible for her to look this good.
She should think about cutting her hair like this again. From a professional point of view, this was a very flattering cut for her face and the color of her hair.
from this picture you can tell she had lost a lot of weight and has since gained it back, but I really think this hair style would be much better for her face. It would make her look more professional, more put together.
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Old 12-19-2006, 02:55 PM
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WOW! and I do mean WOW! She looks absolutely fabulous in this picture. The hair, the outfit, the makeup, everything. I did not think it was possible for her to look this good.
She should think about cutting her hair like this again. From a professional point of view, this was a very flattering cut for her face and the color of her hair.
from this picture you can tell she had lost a lot of weight and has since gained it back, but I really think this hair style would be much better for her face. It would make her look more professional, more put together.
I loved her hair like this! And doesn't she have a stunning figure in this picture? She really knows how to show off those legs that look so toned and elegant.
This is the Duchess at her best!
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Old 12-19-2006, 06:31 PM
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I loved her hair like this! And doesn't she have a stunning figure in this picture? She really knows how to show off those legs that look so toned and elegant.
This is the Duchess at her best!
You are right. I agree 100% with you. Too bad she does not look back at some of these old pictures to see how she has looked over time.
Thank you so much for posting the pics. I would have never known she could look so elegant had you not posted the pic.
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Sarah's clothes

Hello everyone ! This is my fiirst post after lurking a while...
I saw her at a private function at the time of Beatrice's (or Eugenie ??) christening ; she wore a very fitted yellow beaded ballgown , had her hair loose and looked fantastic, as good as that gold dress above. Does anyone remember that dress ? I'd love to see a pic of it again...
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Welcome to the board, Roheryn, and Happy New Year.

I'm unfamiliar with the dress you are talking about. Nonetheless, let me do a quick search for you. Perhaps I can find it or anohter member of the board.

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It's another one of those damned if she does, and damned if she doesn't. Part of the reason Sarah ran up £millions in debt during her marriage was the cost of looking perfectly turned out. She was constantly being put down by the tabloids for not looking as glamorous as the then Princes of Wales. It took her years to work off that debt. And I think she learned the lesson not to put herself in the poor house for the sake of meeting someone else's expectation on her looks.
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It's another one of those damned if she does, and damned if she doesn't. Part of the reason Sarah ran up £millions in debt during her marriage was the cost of looking perfectly turned out. She was constantly being put down by the tabloids for not looking as glamorous as the then Princes of Wales. It took her years to work off that debt. And I think she learned the lesson not to put herself in the poor house for the sake of meeting someone else's expectation on her looks.
Incas, there is such a thing as budgeting. I don't know that anyone taught the Duchess how to do that, but she could have looked very well turned out by cutting some corners, finding a little seamstress that made lovely clothes for a fraction of the fashion houses (and don't tell me England doesn't have them because Sam/Beatrix Fan was trying to hook me up with one for a lovely Pss Anne look-alike coat. . .) getting the hairdressers to teach her how to maintain that look so she wouldn't have to go to the hairdressers all the time. Things like that. She didn't have the budget that Diana had due to the POW properties/holdings and she should have taken a page from HM in economizing. . .
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What you and I can get away with a look-alike, while she may not mind, is just not an option for her as far as the red tops are concerned. Judging by the standards some of the posts have set, having a knockoff Dior coat just doesn't cut it. For starters, the headlines would be screaming about her being skint, put photos of the real thing next to the knockoff. Or, how would you feel if you were to be blamed for the downfall of the British economy, by encouraging cheap labor and poor worksmanship in the name of saving a few penny? Others would take the haughty road and sniff: why is the Duchess hourding her endorsment fees? She would be blamed for tarnishing her ex-in-laws. And coming up all sorts of nasty names in the process. It's just a no-win situation.
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Old 09-22-2008, 07:03 PM
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I clearly remember her saying that their home was full of freebies different companies were sending over and she had rooms full of stuff. I am sure a designer would kill for the opportunity to make her over. The debts she had were not a result of her dressing glamourous. I like Sarah, she is always with a smile and seems like a kind person but glamour/fashion/elegance are not words she knows the meaning of. At times she tried and most times she seems like she does not care. A good haircut every 3 months would do wonders and even at a top salon would not break the bank.
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What you and I can get away with a look-alike, while she may not mind, is just not an option for her as far as the red tops are concerned. Judging by the standards some of the posts have set, having a knockoff Dior coat just doesn't cut it. For starters, the headlines would be screaming about her being skint, put photos of the real thing next to the knockoff. Or, how would you feel if you were to be blamed for the downfall of the British economy, by encouraging cheap labor and poor worksmanship in the name of saving a few penny? Others would take the haughty road and sniff: why is the Duchess hourding her endorsment fees? She would be blamed for tarnishing her ex-in-laws. And coming up all sorts of nasty names in the process. It's just a no-win situation.
Looks like a "Can't Win, don't play", scenario to me. . .
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At times she tried and most times she seems like she does not care.
I just ran across a wonderful quote by Helena Rubinstein: "There are no ugly women, only lazy ones."
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