The Royal Forums Coat of Arms

Go Back   The Royal Forums > Royal Highlights > Royal House of Fashion

Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #21  
Old 12-17-2006, 03:12 AM
servingsophie's Avatar
Nobility
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: , United Kingdom
Posts: 300
And what a way to start...
I love this picture from the early 90s

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d9...chess/gold.jpg
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 12-17-2006, 03:15 AM
servingsophie's Avatar
Nobility
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: , United Kingdom
Posts: 300
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
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 12-17-2006, 03:17 AM
servingsophie's Avatar
Nobility
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: , United Kingdom
Posts: 300
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
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d9...s/72398314.jpg
(Photos from Getty)
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 12-17-2006, 04:51 AM
servingsophie's Avatar
Nobility
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: , United Kingdom
Posts: 300
I love this simple but elegant brown suit:

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

(Isifa)
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 12-17-2006, 05:06 AM
servingsophie's Avatar
Nobility
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: , United Kingdom
Posts: 300
An eighties black and white polka dot ball gown...

Hmmmmm...

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d9...chess/dots.jpg
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 12-18-2006, 02:06 PM
servingsophie's Avatar
Nobility
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: , United Kingdom
Posts: 300
More spots but this time a casual event with the girls...

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d9...ess/casual.jpg
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 12-18-2006, 02:53 PM
Penny Lane's Avatar
Nobility
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: 29 Palms, United States
Posts: 330
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.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 12-19-2006, 01:17 PM
servingsophie's Avatar
Nobility
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: , United Kingdom
Posts: 300
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
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 12-19-2006, 01:18 PM
servingsophie's Avatar
Nobility
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: , United Kingdom
Posts: 300
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
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 12-19-2006, 01:44 PM
sesa's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: orange, United States
Posts: 664
Quote:
Originally Posted by servingsophie
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.
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 12-19-2006, 01:55 PM
servingsophie's Avatar
Nobility
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: , United Kingdom
Posts: 300
Quote:
Originally Posted by sesa
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!
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 12-19-2006, 05:31 PM
sesa's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: orange, United States
Posts: 664
Quote:
Originally Posted by servingsophie
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.
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 01-01-2007, 04:30 PM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Halifax, Canada
Posts: 1
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...
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 01-01-2007, 04:34 PM
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: .a, United States
Posts: 3,346
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.

Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 09-22-2008, 05:47 PM
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: , Canada
Posts: 1,691
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.
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 09-22-2008, 06:04 PM
Russophile's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Portland, United States
Posts: 4,071
Quote:
Originally Posted by Incas View Post
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. . .
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 09-22-2008, 06:51 PM
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: , Canada
Posts: 1,691
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.
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 09-22-2008, 07:03 PM
Odette's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Tampa, United States
Posts: 2,481
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.
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 09-22-2008, 07:04 PM
Russophile's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Portland, United States
Posts: 4,071
Quote:
Originally Posted by Incas View Post
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. . .
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 09-22-2008, 07:05 PM
Russophile's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Portland, United States
Posts: 4,071
Quote:
Originally Posted by Odette View Post
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."
__________________

Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
fashion and style, sarah duchess of york


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
Duchess of Bragança's Fashion and Style: February 2008 - Regina Royal House of Fashion 44 10-05-2015 12:58 PM
Princesses of Luxembourg Fashion and Style Part 1: June 2004 - May 2012 Hannelore Archives 391 05-21-2012 02:22 AM
Queen Noor's Fashion and Style: October 2004 - mousbah Archives 393 07-22-2010 09:33 PM
Sarah, Duchess of York Current Events 12: July-October 2008 Warren Current Events Archive 204 10-21-2008 08:06 PM
Sarah, Duchess of York Current Events 9: May-October 2007 iceflower Current Events Archive 191 10-31-2007 04:41 AM




Popular Tags
ascot 2016 beatrice borromeo best gown best hat best outfit catherine middleton style coup d'etat crown prince haakon crown princess mary crown princess mette-marit crown princess victoria crown princess victoria's maternity fashion current events current events thread danish royal family duchess of cambridge fashion poll felipe vi general news greece kate middleton king abdullah ii king felipe king felipe and queen letizia king felipe vi king philippe king willem-alexander maxima member introduction monarchy national day norwegian royals picture of the week pierre casiraghi prince bernhard prince frederik prince joachim princess beatrice princess eugenie princess madeleine princess marie princess mary princess mary daytime fashion princess mary fashion princess mary hats princess sofia maternity wear princess sofia pregnancy style princess victoria queen letizia queen letizia casual outfits queen letizia daytime fashion queen mathilde queen mathildes style queen maxima queen maxima casual wear queen maxima daytime fashion queen maxima fashion queen maxima hats queen maxima style queen rania royal royal fashion state visit the duchess of cambridge the duchess of cambridge daytime fashion the duchess of cambridge eveningwear the duchess of cambridge fashion the duchess of cambridge hats the hague willem-alexander


Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:26 AM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2016
Jelsoft Enterprises