I agree. I thought it was someone else, didn't know who, when I saw the picture on Victoria's thread. Why is that? The hair pulled back? But she's pulled it back before, hasn't she? Anyway, did a double-take.
Am I the only one thrilled to see the reappearance of this tiara? I was always fascinated by it but it was totally washed out by Madeleine's "blonde" locks, or covered by an overabundance of curls. But, just looking at it on it's own, with that truely magnificent aqumarine, it is a wonderful classic Art Deco treasure.
But I love her gown. It's colour flatters a less tanned and no longer blonde Madeleine and is in perfect accord with her tiara with one complimenting the other.
Perhaps I am a bit old fashioned, but the style of Madeleine's gown is really elegant, a perfect balance of satin and lace. A beautifully feminine lace, and lace over satin bodice with a restrained, lightly pleated effect for the skirt. Perfect for a woman of her age and beautiful on a pregnant woman.
I really like the dress worn yesterday night. Its such a nice color, classic and elegant. It's a perfect dress for a pregnant lady IMO and also a good investment as this dress can so easily be altered for a later time.