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Old 04-26-2010, 05:12 PM
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Why are the pics i posted here, deleted? I did a lot of effort to post them!
You were a victim of "Sanitized for your Protection" dear. Just blame Russo, everybody else does. . . .



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Old 04-28-2010, 06:01 AM
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I remember seeing in one of my royal magazines that Sarah was trying to emulate Diana with a red and black outfit. Diana wore a dress with a strapless black velvet bodice and a long, full red skirt that was shorter in front than at the back, together with long gloves, one red and one black.

Sarah had a knee-length red skirt, some flowers in her hair and on the bodice of her dress and detached ruched sleeves. The picture was captioned 'Fussy Fergie tries too hard'. I'd have got rid of the sleeves and lengthened the skirt.
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Old 04-28-2010, 10:49 AM
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I think I know the one. It was in People magazines' special "The Royals" 2005.
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Old 05-20-2010, 04:53 PM
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I love the dresses, especially Beatrices. The color scheme goes together nicely. I like it.

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Old 09-05-2010, 03:19 PM
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I'm a bit surprised that until now nobody post her photos from her half sister wedding...
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Old 09-29-2010, 05:31 PM
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My glorious velvet Duchess of York..California is bowing in front of u,my darling..Dress is gorgeous, just fab,but i don't like this hairstyle. Her hair can look smoother and prettier than this. Luv her loads!
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Old 08-29-2011, 03:14 AM
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Fergie in a cheap looking pink dress clashing with her non-styled hair ...
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/...09_634x635.jpg
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Old 08-29-2011, 04:02 AM
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Unfortunately Fergie has never had any form of good dress sense, even whilst married to Prince Andrew. Nothing she ever chooses seems appropriate or complimentary. This bright serise pink shade is really far to "shocking" for her and the gown looks like a badly fitting sack. She really does look aweful. A bright pink gown with red hair is never a good match.
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Old 08-29-2011, 05:07 AM
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You're right, this dress does not look good. As if she imitated Pippa's dress of the evening reception of Catherine's wedding but without Pippa's athletic and slim body.
Sarah was quoted as having said that if she had been around, Beatrice would not have worn that ridiculous hat at the Royal wedding. Now I don't believe this anymore! If only Beatrice had told her mother to put on another dress. Well, maybe her sister as well.
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Old 08-29-2011, 05:56 AM
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Nothing was fitting- nor the colour of dress/hair, mess hair, bare arms full of freckles (freckles can look good but here there's bad contrast with dress). I why she was carrying a bottle of water? Surely during the wedding reception the guest are receiving s"omething" to drink :-)
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Old 08-29-2011, 09:38 AM
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I have always thought that the "style" title of this thread is ironic in Sarah's case.
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Old 08-29-2011, 10:07 AM
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I have always thought that the "style" title of this thread is ironic in Sarah's case.
You took the words right out of my mouth.
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Old 08-29-2011, 10:22 AM
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Oh dear. Does Fergie ever look in the mirror? This dress just isn't flattering, it's awful, and the color doesn't do a thing for her. What's with the watch???
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Oh dear. Does Fergie ever look in the mirror? This dress just isn't flattering, it's awful, and the color doesn't do a thing for her. What's with the watch???
Maybe she has to drink water on some timed schedule.
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Old 08-29-2011, 11:27 AM
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Maybe she has to drink water on some timed schedule.
I do not think that the water is the main problem in her appearance....

It is ALL her appearance who is a catastrophy
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Old 08-29-2011, 12:32 PM
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Poor Sarah!

I am being perfectly truthful when I say that, amazingly, Sarah's dress is very similar to one that I saw in Debenhams in London's Oxford Street [for American forum members, that's a store which is a bit like Sears, only probably not as good] by its own-brand label Red Herring. The dress was reduced to £18 and still had not been bought [it was silk as well].

Some magazines here in the UK show how their readers can 'imitate' a celebrity's style by picking up 'high street' versions for a fraction of the price. The so-called 'fashion arithmetic' for Sarah would therefore appear to run something like:

Look Like Sarah THE Duchess of York [as she incorrectly calls herself] at the Ecclestone Wedding for under £35

Dress: Debenhams Red Herring Sale Price £18
Watch TJ Maxx: £ 8 [yellow stickered clearance merchandise seems identical]
Shoes: Primark £ 7.99 [that's a bit like Payless!!]
Water: Tesco £0 .50 [that's a bit like the grocery section of Kmart!!]

[and no need to spend on Spanx by the looks of things!!]

Unfortunately, Sarah, who seems incapable of buying non-designer clothes, had probably paid a lot of money for what she was wearing. [and that's probably money that she can't really afford!!] Amazing to think she can spend so much, yet end up looking so ordinary. Your humble Diarist is NOT 'fashion forward' [as the stylists call it!!] in the slightest, but even I, with my limited resources and busy family life would hope that I could do better if I was to appear at a wedding that was going to be photographed for the front pages of the UK papers...

I don't understand why Sarah did not even find time to brush her hair. And the water bottle seemed totally incongruous: were the Ecclestone family proposing to leave her outside the reception, tied to a post like a doggie whilst its owners are inside?

I am afraid that the Princesses don't look totally wonderful either. Perhaps they really have inherited their mother's lack of style. Beatrice's dress ALMOST seems to be slipping a bit: based on what I have observed at the various social events that I have attended over the years, positioning a strapless dress is a bit of an art, but an inch or two 'out' and it looks like you are in trouble. I wish KittyAtlanta came on this part of the forum; I think she is able to sew and dress-make and might well be able to give a more professional opinion on this aspect for me...

Incidentally, when I watched the Channel 6 tv interview yesterday, I was struck by Sarah's comment that 'if she had been around, she would have prevented THAT HAT from being worn'! I have to say that, on the known evidence, I would not be too confident that had Sarah intervened, Beatrice would have looked any better.............I rather fear that she might have looked just as bizarre or....even worse!

At the end of the day, I suppose that fashion does not matter. There are more important things: starvation and war for starters. But as Sarah is trying to re-establish' Brand-Sarah', I would have thought that, as image is SO important nowadays, she could have looked a little better without spending any more money than that dress had probably cost her.

I will be serious for a moment: presumably Sarah and the Princesses were not nosing around the Oxford Street end-of-Summer Sale rails, and so I have to say - rather like I did with Philp Treacy and THAT HAT, that the York Ladies' clothes do not reflect well on those who sold them their finery....

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I will be serious for a moment: presumably Sarah and the Princesses were not nosing around the Oxford Street end-of-Summer Sale rails, and so I have to say - rather like I did with Philp Treacy and THAT HAT, that the York Ladies' clothes do not reflect well on those who sold them their finery....
After reading through this thread and seeing the opinions of Sarah's latest look at the Ecclestone wedding, I think we can safely assume that Sarah did *not* take a stylist and dresser with her on this trip.
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Well, Osipi, if a Stylist had been employed, then he or she should be made to refund his or her fee...!

But, again, seriously, the York ladies are not going to be like me, surely? I am lucky enough over the years to have bought some clothes from Hardy Amies, Lachasse, Franka, Hartnell etc [all Houses that have supplied clothes to members of the BRF] as well as from high-end boutiques in London,[which I then mix-and-match with my High Street purchases plus things created for me by a local dressmaker] and on all occasions when I have been shopping, I have been tactfully guided into what does or does not suit me [ in Hartnell, trying to be sophisticated I picked out a beautifully printed silk chiffon dress and matching jacket and was immediately 'steered away' to an infinitely more youthful style. [the suit that I had first set my eyes on was actually more 'Queen Mother' style!!] And I am no one - after all, not too many people see if your humble Diarist makes a mistake - yet the vendeuses cared enough to make sure that I 'did not let the side down'.. So I just find it inconceivable that there was no one to discourage the Yorks from their wilder flights of fancy. And a good fashion House should not ever have shown the York ladies unsuitable things in the first place. [ Which makes me question what planet Philip Treacy lives on!!] And also, it is the function of a good fashion House or upscale boutique to advise on suitable lingerie etc....

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What I do not understand is that it really isn't all that difficult in terms of Sarah, reasonable neckline, covered arms, non clinging fabric/style. That dress with a higher neckline, sleeves, and a bit fuller from the waist done in a turquoise, midnight blue or a nice green would have looked lovely on her. She just seems to TRY to look bad. I'm wondering if she was trying to do some strange color coordination with Beatrice, if so, not a good idea. It seems as if her clothing choices mirror her financial style .... no common sense.
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What I do not understand is that it really isn't all that difficult in terms of Sarah, reasonable neckline, covered arms, non clinging fabric/style. That dress with a higher neckline, sleeves, and a bit fuller from the waist done in a turquoise, midnight blue or a nice green would have looked lovely on her. She just seems to TRY to look bad. I'm wondering if she was trying to do some strange color coordination with Beatrice, if so, not a good idea. It seems as if her clothing choices mirror her financial style .... no common sense.
Oh I agree. One thing is that Sarah does have beautiful hair and with it being a vibrant color, there are so many wonderful hues that would make her look absolutely stunning. I'd love to see her in an empire waisted gown... something really wispyish that can do wonders to hide those bumps and bulges. It may not be high fashion, but perhaps she could even set her own trademark look that would catch on for women of her age set and body type even. She IS trying to create Brand Sarah isn't she?
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