I shall start a new thread as things seem to have become a bit quiet and share what may be a bit of a controversial comment. Although, knowing my luck, folk will think otherwise.
With the recent accession of a few new monarchs (Spain, Netherlands, Belgium) and the rise of a younger generation (Denmark, Norway, Luxembourg, etc) I am increasingly irritated by the media's fixation not only with what royal women wear (which, in comparison with the valuable and undervalued work that they do, is quite shallow) but, because of this, the genral relegation of royalty to clothes horses and the relegation of their husbands who are the actual monarchs.
How things will change when Victoria of Sweden, Ingrid Alexandra of Norway, Elisabeth of Belgium and Caterina-Amalia of the Netherlands ascend the throne themselves. But this seems to be the current trend...
Post by Dame Margaret of Fermoy on Oct 10, 2014 20:40:36 GMT
Great subject I pesonaly hate it when I see the media use the word recycled clothing eveytime a royal lady use a outfit twice, how can a brand new thousand of dollars designer outfit be recycled when it has only be worn once or twice.
I like when I see them reuse there clothing it shows they know how much the outfit cost the state and want to use them and get value out of it. I never hear the media tell the royal men how often they have worn that suit before. its all about the fashion business making money.
I know no one in real life who can buy an outfit and only use it once, most of these fancy outfits for state events are owed and paid for by the state and they should be reused to get value out of them.
The media have no sense Hello magazine makes me mad every time I see them write the Duchess of Cambridge has recycled her outfit and then go on to show that last photo of her wearing the outfit just to shame her and maker her look to cheap to buy a new outfit.
Instead they should saying the modern royals are right to be reusing the clothes they have and saving the taxpayer dollars. the younger royals, are right to not follow this idea of only wearing items once.
...How things will change when Victoria of Sweden, Ingrid Alexandra of Norway, Elisabeth of Belgium and Caterina-Amalia of the Netherlands ascend the throne themselves. But this seems to be the current trend...
Add Leonor of Spain to this list.
The press invariably comments also on what Queen Elizabeth II wears. I wonder if it is because, so it is said, women dress to impress other women?