- Apr 17, 2010
Absolutely agree with your comments. Except, the hairdo she had at the New Years would have looked so severe if her makeup was a lot lighter. Heavy makeup on any woman never looks good.I also prefered the original version over the new one, the jacket added a formal yet so chic touch that somehow is missed now, but the new version is nice enough regardless. I guess it's such a beautiful dress, with such a nice colour and cut, that it must be really hard to spoil it by an alteration. Actually my favourite from the dresses Mary uses for this reception, in both versions.
And she looks so lovely and fresh. Splendid hairstyle and make-up, by contrast to two days ago when I thought the matronly hairdo added like five years to her and the heavy make-up with dark lipstick and shadows added yet another five. Which is really the proof that she's not aging more than the styling she's sporting
I applaud Mary, Maxima, Mathilde and Mette Marit for ageing gracefully. This sends a strong message to young women that there is no need for plastic surgery. There is nothing wrong with ageing gracefully and showing your age. Mary looks as regal as she did 10 years ago.