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Old 06-08-2012, 11:22 AM
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On June 7, 2012 Queen Paola visited the "Concertgebouw" in Bruges that celebrates its 10th anniversary this year:
http://www.concertgebouw.be/cms_file...w_Koningin.jpg (full view)
http://www.concertgebouw.be/actueel_...ngin(crop).jpg (upper part)
The “chocolate (garments) and vanilla (hair colour viz. complexion) strategy” always works fine on her. I like that wavy blouse exhibiting different patterns inside and outside. Moreover, Paola's body-hugging skirt has a good cut. Her eyes are beyond beautiful i.m.o. (I know I’m repeating myself), including the lashes which definitely need additional care, that is to say: more mascara. The queen could take a leaf out of Princess Claire’s book
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Old 06-13-2012, 04:02 PM
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On June 13, 2012 Queen Paola handed over the diplomas of the annual Prize Queen Paola for Education, recycling her June 7 blouse :
APA-PictureDesk (full view)
APA-PictureDesk (upper part)
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On June 12, 2012 she attended a performance of Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Il Trovatore" with King Albert in Brussels:
Newscom - Multimedia for Websites and Publishers (full view)
http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/...Zo2ki/x610.jpg (upper part 1)
http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/...gFf35/610x.jpg (upper part 2)
What a fantastic evening outfit for the queen! I particularly love her dark cyan jacket with its elegant silky geometric structures as well as that marvellous emerald necklace albeit I would have preferred a lighter and more delicate skirt in combination. Besides, Paola should have chosen emerald earrings (e.g. this nice pair APA-PictureDesk) instead of her beloved pearls here i.m.o..
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Old 06-15-2012, 04:25 PM
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Alongside King Albert Queen Paola inaugurated the exhibition "Golden Sixties" at the Guillemins train station in Liege on June 14, 2012:
http://1.lavenircdn.net/Assets/Image...1.jpg.h600.jpg (full view)
http://1.lavenircdn.net/Assets/Image...b.jpg.h600.jpg (upper part)
Newscom - Multimedia for Websites and Publishers (close-up)
We know her dressy jacket e.g. from one of the New Year's receptions in 2011: APA-PictureDesk
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Old 06-20-2012, 05:49 PM
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I've always liked that jacket!

Today, June 20, Queen Paola attended a reception for ambassadors at the Royal Castle in Laeken and wore one of her typical combinations - the necklace is a good and necessary blur of colour here:



** Full view ** Upper part ** Close up **
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Old 06-22-2012, 11:04 AM
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Thank you for posting a close-up photo of Queen Paola's dark cyan jacket which I already admired on June 12 . Now, I'm even more impressed by that gorgeous looking fabric. Besides, I share your opinion on "a good and necessary blur of colour", yet I would have preferred the more sophisticated coral jewelry set from June 8 http://1.nieuwsbladcdn.be/Assets/Ima...0.jpg.h600.jpg here.
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King Albert and Queen Paola officially opened the floral weekend ' BLOOM ' in Oostende today, July 6, 2012.
The event is organized by the Royal Belgian Florists Union.


** belga gallery ** isopix gallery **


** focus-wtv.be: Fotospecial Opening Bloom Ostende ** (click on the pics!)


** deredactie.be video: There is something blooming in Ostend **


** knack.be: Koningspaar opent BLOOM in Thermae Palace Oostende ** translation **


** nieuwsblad.be gallery: FOTO. Koning Albert en Paola bezoeken bloemententoonstelling in Oostende **
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:36 PM
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On July 19, 2012 Queen Paola attended the inauguration of the exhibition "Science and Culture at the Royal Palace" at the Royal Palace in Brussels, recycling her chic, expressive dress from Belgium's National Day in 2011 http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/...yC04j/x610.jpg, now wearing a multiple-row peridot(?) necklace:
http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/P...NibyDvFJjx.jpg (full view)
http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/P...WWrBF4CUrx.jpg (upper part)
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Queen Paola at the "Prelude to the National Day" concert in Brussels today, July 20, wearing a nice recycled outfit in silver/grey and looking lovely:



** Full view ** Upper part **
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That's an interesting design on the jacket. However, I am not liking the look.
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Queen Paola looks very nice here, conservative but with an original twist in the jacket design; besides, she is one of the few ladies in her age group who can wear this shade of grey without an ageing side effect, it suits her coloring.
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Queen Paola looking amazing at church services in celebration of Belgian National Day.


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Old 07-21-2012, 04:57 PM
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She does look stunning. That shade of green is gorgeous. Only, I don't like the hat.
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I think she looks wonderful. I even like her hat.. She has the panache to pull it off and it gives her outfit a bit of a fun touch! She is a very chic and youthful-looking queen.
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I think she looks wonderful. I even like her hat.. She has the panache to pull it off and it gives her outfit a bit of a fun touch! She is a very chic and youthful-looking queen.
Queen Paola has so much natural style! Cute picture of the King and Queen together.
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Queen Paola at the "Prelude to the National Day" concert in Brussels today, July 20, wearing a nice recycled outfit in silver/grey and looking lovely:
** Full view ** Upper part **
As for me, Paola’s new(?) Tahitian pearl necklace was the most remarkable item here –I had nearly suspected her of disliking black pearl jewelry which would have been kind of “tragic” because Tahitians exceedingly flatter ladies with light-coloured hair i.m.o.. From now on, the queen has merited “Pearlina” viz. “Perlina” in Italian as alternative term of endearment to the common affectionate form “Paolina”.

On July 21, Queen Paola appeared much more like a ravishing, dreamy fairy tale queen http://portfolio.soirmag.lesoir.be/m...serialNumber=2 than like an ordinary human being from this world. Her hat somehow reminded me of those elaborate braided or twisted hairstyles in her younger days whereas the fractionally translucent coat http://s4.concentra.be/imgpath/000/0...-960x700-n.jpg kept up with the gorgeous looking dark cyan jacket from June 12 and 20.
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A fresh and elegant look with dots at the celebrations for the 20th anniversary of Queen Paola's foundation yesterday, September 2, 2012.



** Full view ** Close up ** Back view **
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This outfit by itself doesn’t rank among Queen Paola’s most exciting garments i.m.o., nevertheless Her Majesty (a highly creative and tasteful woman) succeeds in increasing its value with the aid of distinguished jewelry http://portfolio.lesoir.be/main.php?...serialNumber=2 and her current tan from the holidays APA-PictureDesk (Paola’s usual fair vanilla complexion wouldn’t have provided such a nice contrast). That massive gold necklace featuring different gemstone spheres looks particularly breathtaking.
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A nice outfit for Queen Paola at a reception for the Belgian Olympic and Paralympics athletes on October 4, 2012:



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Very smart looking outfit. Love the scarf and purple belt! Her necklace also gives it that special touch..
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I completely agree, udyusa! Queen Paola skillfully manages to integrate virtually all colder shades (from lilac ones over blue till cyan and emerald green) into her geometrically delightful outfit viz. jewelry. Albeit I lack in an exact reasoning, I think that she is a "shawl woman", looking brilliant in whatever kind of shawl (whether queenly noble, fancy or just cozy) .
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