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Offline Margot

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Re: Royal Hats
« Reply #345 on: December 27, 2011, 03:44:38 PM »
I am surprised that neither of the York girls have asked to borrow Zara's "ahem"....dress and hat. I do like the shoes though!

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« Reply #346 on: December 27, 2011, 06:50:09 PM »
Everyone seems to like the shoes, but the rest of the ensemble....

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« Reply #347 on: January 14, 2012, 12:34:32 PM »
Zara's notions of style really are quite curious.  That ensemble just doesn't work and the hat is hideous.  She often manages to make herself look indescribably cheap with her fashion choices, quite needlessly really as she has the potential to look great (great figure, nice face and hair).

Still it's hardly as if she has grown up in the palace of haute couture, is it?  I imagine that nowadays she gets a frisson of fear every time she puts on something brand new, as that must have been a rarity of life when she was growing up at at Gatcombe Park with her endlessly recycling mother!!!
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« Reply #348 on: January 14, 2012, 01:15:41 PM »
On the subject of royalty and hats, someone should really take Prince William aside and tell him to stop wearing baseball caps. He looks totally lacking in intelligence when wearing them, and in any case (she says sniffily), the baseball cap is hardly suitable headdress for a commissioned officer.

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« Reply #349 on: January 15, 2012, 10:31:23 AM »
In my opinion, the baseball cap belongs only on the heads of baseball players and not in restaurants or malls or any other place were American men wear them.

I even had a person in a class I took wearing a baseball cap all day in the classroom.  I find it annoying and ill mannered.

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« Reply #350 on: January 15, 2012, 11:43:52 AM »
Agree entirely. The baseball cap has a function in keeping the sun out of the wearer's eyes, and should therefore be limited to wearing outside in strong sunlight.

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Re: Royal Hats
« Reply #351 on: January 17, 2012, 03:54:21 PM »
Of all the current British Royal Ladies I think Camilla has the very worst taste. Most of her hats are crazily oversized and do nothing to add to her overall effect.   

I'm not sure, i think that Camilla normally looks really nice, especially for her age and.......well...not exactly having beauty  on her side.....i think she looked lovely when she got married (the second time ;) ), and at the royal wedding in april. complete improvement imo from the 70's things she went for, don't know who's dressing her now but i think well done them! I think her hat at the royal wedding was really lovely...unlike zara philip's which i thought looked a bit like a tv satellite..........and as for that flower split thing...oh dear......

I think Autumn Philips wore the most beautiful hat to..i think it was zara philip's wedding, the straw hat with the ribbon? feel free to correct me!

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« Reply #352 on: January 18, 2012, 09:47:12 AM »
I agree.  Camilla was unfortunate in that she had Diana, Princess of Wales as her biggest comparison competition.  For her age, I think Camilla looks very good.

Of course, she does not have the dewy "young thing" look that Diana had or the later years Diana with the determined sexy whole woman thing going on.

Camilla has an odd taste in hats that make her look like she is wearing the Statue of Liberty's crown of light rays, (or the corn queen's sacrificial crown) but her dresses are age appropriate and she doesn't try to compete with the younger women of the family.

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Re: Royal Hats
« Reply #353 on: January 18, 2012, 11:41:07 AM »
Camilla isn't glamorous, but she has a very pleasant face and dresses suitably for what she does.

I have to admit that I have never noticed her hats!

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« Reply #354 on: January 18, 2012, 05:45:27 PM »

THE "STRAW" HAT



this is one of the hats I had in mind when I said that.

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« Reply #355 on: January 18, 2012, 05:46:19 PM »
JUST RIDICULOUS!



Here is its ugly step sister hat.

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« Reply #356 on: January 18, 2012, 08:11:09 PM »
Oh now! I LOVE Camilla's hats! They are fun and reflect her playfully fun personality. God bless her in her fun hats! For those of you who agree, here is a link to a very fun site and has a section just for the Duchess: Mad Hattery! http://madhattery.royalroundup.com/category/great-britain/hrh-the-duchess-of-cornwall/

And, I must say, the fascinator she wore for her marriage blessing was absolutely stunning. She didn't require a tiara on that day...her fascinator took care of that.  
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« Reply #357 on: January 19, 2012, 06:14:55 AM »
Speaking of hats - I just read reports that in their efforts to improve the declining dress code in the royal enclosure at Ascot, this year fascinators will no longer be allowed - hats only.