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Title: HM The Queen's fashion
Post by: Nighthawk on May 11, 2011, 03:22:50 pm
Queen Elizabeth's Handbag A Style Hit
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/11/queen-elizabeth-handbag-launer_n_860423.html
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sales at Launer London have increased 60 percent since the monarch took in the nuptials with her boxy, leather handbag in tow. The British newspaper writes, "In sharp contrast to Launer's appeal amongst the 50-plus establishment; 20 percent of the sales increase has been caused by stylish women in the 35-50 age bracket."

The queen's purse was made specifically for her, but Launer's offerings are priced between about $600 to $1,400 and sported by the likes of Dame Judi Dench and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall. Classy, of course!


Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth's Handbag A Style Hit
Post by: Yooper on May 11, 2011, 03:24:12 pm
I LOVE her handbags. It wouldn't be HM without 'em and they're beautifully built.


Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth's Handbag A Style Hit
Post by: tequiero on May 11, 2011, 09:21:49 pm
Kate's granny-in-law is a trend setter too: Sales of Queen's Royal Wedding handbag shoot up by 60%

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1385987/Royal-Wedding-Sales-Queens-Launer-handbag-shoot-60.html#ixzz1M4qPNDFn


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Pippa's maid of honour dress is a favourite with brides-to-be and Kate's perfume now has huge a waiting list, but the Queen is not one to be upstaged. She too has triggered a shopping boom - of handbags.



Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth's Handbag A Style Hit
Post by: Yooper on May 11, 2011, 09:26:37 pm
That's so terrific!  You go, HM!  And her hat was just perfect, well, they always are done with such style and decorum for her position.  She's got it goin'.


Title: Re: Queen Elizabeth's Handbag A Style Hit
Post by: YooperModerator on May 11, 2011, 10:20:12 pm
Cool,she has style that's for sure!!


Title: HM The Queen's fashion
Post by: tequiero on January 29, 2012, 01:24:35 pm
I've found this DM artcile and thought about having a thread about HM's fashion choices 'cause even at her age, HM looks wonderful and many ladies could follow her tips. What do you girls think about that? 8) 8)
I think we should / could also discuss her fashion through all her life and we, for example, might share our favourities among her gowns etc. So once again, what are your thoughts? If not, I"ll delate the topic...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/you/article-2091149/Why-like-Duchess-Cambridge-Her-Majesty-right-royal-style-Queen.html


Title: Re: HM The Queen's fashion
Post by: YooperModerator on January 30, 2012, 05:51:10 pm
LOL  :tehe: funny article
hmm my favourite HM gowns/dresses... lemme think on that one there's soo many!.. :think:
These are just from quick google search
http://ris.fashion.telegraph.co.uk/RichImageService.svc/imagecontent/1/TMG5578676/m/Queen1_1429135a.jpg
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-sk95Q7M2ubg/TfukVtvZLXI/AAAAAAAAAEk/9vyAdSPfjm0/s1600/tumblr_l6a9ev7Q0D1qcyzqio1_500.jpg
http://www.sentimental-value.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/winter-ball-gown.jpg
http://www.nma.gov.au/__data/assets/image/0003/3846/dress_actual_250w.jpg
http://fashion-era.com/images/SocialHistory/queengrens.jpg
http://fashion-era.com/images/SocialHistory/quuengowns.jpg
http://www.freshlysocial.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/coronation-dress-photo.jpg

ok this is off topic but look what I found!  :flirt:
http://www.needlecraftsupershop.com/product_images/j/756/scan0025__82813_zoom.jpg  :- Didn't know they made a doll of the coronation dress ..oh no wait...
It's a crochet pattern (http://www.needlecraftsupershop.com/queen-elizabeth-ii-dress-crochet-pattern/) they sell so you can make it yourself!
They got  Diana's wedding dress (http://www.needlecraftsupershop.com/diana-princess-of-wales-wedding-dress-crochet-pattern/), Queen Victoria (http://www.needlecraftsupershop.com/queen-victoria-dress-crochet-pattern/), Queen Mary II  (http://www.needlecraftsupershop.com/queen-mary-ii-crochet-pattern/) and even one for the Duchess of Windsor (http://www.needlecraftsupershop.com/duchess-of-windsor-crochet-pattern/), Anne Boleyn (http://www.needlecraftsupershop.com/the-royal-court-collection-anne-boleyn-crochet-pattern/) and Marie Antoinette (http://www.needlecraftsupershop.com/marie-antoinette-dress-crochet-pattern/)!
I'm not into handwork but that looks nice!


Title: Re: HM The Queen's fashion
Post by: Yooper on January 30, 2012, 06:06:05 pm
I love her clothes AND handbags.  She looks so comfortable, which is the epitome of style. Always appropriate and dignified.


Title: Re: HM The Queen's fashion
Post by: Lauracrazygirl on January 30, 2012, 07:47:23 pm
YAY!!!!! I'm so happy we have this thread!!

Here is a video of a display of the Queen dresses

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BT0Ldxxwlhc

Here is a 1985 documentary on British Royals and Fashion (It talks in dept about the Queen's dresses and all royal woman fashion)

http://www.veoh.com/watch/v21019836W9G3MMBt

I really love her 50s style. In fact I love the 1950s style in general.  :loveshower:


Title: Re: HM The Queen's fashion
Post by: YooperModerator on January 30, 2012, 08:45:47 pm
yup me too I'm a sucker for the old fifty and sixty style!


Title: Re: HM The Queen's fashion
Post by: Acornia on January 31, 2012, 03:12:28 am
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The Queen may have a lot of clothes, but looks like she has only 2 pairs of shoes.....


So harsh but funny!!!  :laugh:


Title: Re: HM The Queen's fashion
Post by: Tatiana on February 01, 2012, 01:19:22 am


..... and her welly boots and riding boots ..  :tehe:


Title: Re: HM The Queen's fashion
Post by: Jane23 on March 09, 2012, 09:12:08 am
The woman is perfection in my eyes long may she reign  :king:.


Title: Re: HM The Queen's fashion
Post by: Tatiana on March 15, 2012, 09:54:16 pm

    Jane

            I totally agree with you, may she live as long as her mother, and pass the throne to Diana's son.. either one.


Title: Re: HM The Queen's fashion
Post by: Alexandrine on April 01, 2012, 05:26:33 pm
Queen Elizabeth II: 60 years of impeccable style

http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/news-features/TMG9173551/Queen-Elizabeth-II-60-years-of-impeccable-style.html


Title: Re: HM The Queen's fashion
Post by: Alexandrine on April 14, 2012, 07:15:19 pm
Just £1.50, the secret weapon that preserves Her Modesty... Outfits that have curtain weights sewn into the hem

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2129545/Just-1-50-secret-weapon-preserves-Her-Modesty--Outfits-curtain-weights-sewn-hem.html#ixzz1s2XDirfi

Revealed: Why blue is the Queen's favourite colour... and why she doesn't like beige

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2129730/Revealed-Why-blue-Queens-favourite-colour--doesnt-like-beige.html#ixzz1s2XJb7Py


Title: Re: HM The Queen's fashion
Post by: royalfanPKLS on April 18, 2012, 05:38:37 am
I've found this DM artcile and thought about having a thread about HM's fashion choices 'cause even at her age, HM looks wonderful and many ladies could follow her tips. What do you girls think about that? 8) 8)
I think we should / could also discuss her fashion through all her life and we, for example, might share our favourities among her gowns etc. So once again, what are your thoughts? If not, I"ll delate the topic...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/you/article-2091149/Why-like-Duchess-Cambridge-Her-Majesty-right-royal-style-Queen.html


Ohmigod, I love your banner, I love The Tudors, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers (I don't care what type of bad press he gets) :D


Title: Re: HM The Queen's fashion
Post by: Nymph on April 18, 2012, 06:59:47 pm
I don't like all the Queen's choices but what I do like is that she chooses what to wear and sticks to it and doesn't let silly trends or comments affect her choices, now that I can respect!


Title: Re: HM The Queen's fashion
Post by: tequiero on April 20, 2012, 05:16:46 pm
Ohmigod, I love your banner, I love The Tudors, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers (I don't care what type of bad press he gets) :D

I also love The Tudors and for me, JRM will always be forever-young Henry  :tehe: :tehe:

If you want to see more royal banners form The Tudors, Grace and Diana fan made several and I'm sure she will be more than glad to share them with you  :flower: :flower:

Here is the link: http://royalgossip.forumprofi.de/index.php/topic,68.80.html

You just have to scroll down a little bit.

If you want to talk about Henry VIII, we have a thread about him mixed together with the talk about the cousine, his wives, The Tudors etc  :hi: :hi:

http://royalgossip.forumprofi.de/index.php/topic,73.0.html

The end of the offtop  :tehe: :tehe:


Title: Re: HM The Queen's fashion
Post by: Alexandrine on May 04, 2012, 02:37:15 pm
What the Green (pink and blue) Queen can teach Charles about recycling!

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2139229/What-Green-pink-blue-Queen-teach-Charles-recycling.html#ixzz1tuLmMhFC


Title: Re: HM The Queen's fashion
Post by: Alexandrine on May 20, 2012, 05:20:01 pm
'One doesn't sweat, my dear': Queen's dress designer reveals secrets of how monarch looks so pristine (and she even has a servant to wear in her shoes)

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2147080/Queens-dress-designer-Stewart-Parvin-reveals-secrets-monarch-looks-pristine.html#ixzz1vQYz8wWS


Title: Dressing the Queen: The ­Jubilee Wardrobe by Angela Kelly
Post by: Alexandrine on October 07, 2012, 10:15:17 pm
DRESSER ON HER MAJESTY’S NOT SO SECRET SERVICE TELLS ALL IN BOOK

http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/350558

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Angela has courted controversy in the past as she rose in the royal ranks. In 1999 she was found rolling around on the ground at the Palace having a fight with a maid 20 years her junior.
She accused Hannah Coullett of seeing her then boyfriend, palace pastry chef Tony Ferrirole, who was married to someone else. Police had to pull them apart and Ferrirole later left service. His wife Sarah said: “All I know about ­Angela Kelly is that she had an ­affair with my husband.”
Four years later Kelly hit the headlines again when she lost her temper waiting for her lunch and threw a bag of rubbish at a caterer.
In 2008 she tried to enter the ­Palace without her pass. When ­detained by police, she demanded: “Don’t you know who I am?”
Kelly was pinned to the ground after going berserk, but, as always, the Queen turned a blind eye.
In 2009 her design partner Alison Pordum quit the Palace, saying she was tired of playing “second fiddle” to the “self-important” Kelly.

 :-


Title: Secrets of the Queen's confidante
Post by: fyeah_harryshotabs on October 10, 2012, 04:21:52 am
Secrets of the Queen's confidante - Richard Kay, Daily Mail (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2215416/RICHARD-KAY-Duran-Duran-stars-new-Rome-antics-Italian-stylist-looks-like-ex-wife.html)
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Most people who write books about the Royal Family do so because they expect to make money from them — often quite a lot of money.

So you can imagine the envious and wicked gossip that has been circulating about the Queen’s confidante and dresser  Angela Kelly now that she has produced Dressing the Queen: The Jubilee Wardrobe.

The book of words and pictures by the Liverpool docker’s daughter is published on November 5 and, at £24.95, is not cheap.

But here’s why Miss Kelly continues to have the ear of the Queen — she’s not being paid a penny. All profits go to charity.

The book, however, is bound to raise her profile and with it that of her regular fashion collaborator Stewart Parvin, who runs the eponymous label and with whom Miss Kelly, 60, designs many of the Queen’s outfits.

'I can’t think of anyone other than Angela who is better placed to do such a book,' says an aide. 'Angela is close to the Queen and trusted by her. She’s the reason the Queen looks so good for a woman of 86.’

In fact, according to one senior Palace figure, the Queen is privately ‘flattered’ people should be talking about her clothes at her age.

All the same, Miss Kelly, has been stung by below-stairs speculation that she is writing a more intimate book than a mere commentary on the Queen’s clothes chosen for this Diamond Jubilee year. ‘The trouble is Angela’s closeness to the Queen means she hasn’t got many friends,’ I am told.

'Only her and Paul Whybrew [the Queen’s lofty page, who appeared in the James Bond clip for the Olympics] have close access. Courtiers keep all other staff at arm’s length.

'Angela keeps the Queen informed about all manner of things. She goes out to the occasional showbiz party and reports back on the celebrities she meets.

'In a way it’s vital for the Queen because it gives her feedback on an area of life she used to rely on Princess Margaret for gossip on.'


Title: Re: Secrets of the Queen's confidante
Post by: Spice on October 11, 2012, 03:53:02 am
I quite like Angela Kelly. When you're 86 it is not easy to find friends, and I think since Princess Margaret died, Kelly is some kind of substitute sister for HM.  She seems to have quite a reputation with the other staff... but it's what HM thinks that matters.


Title: Re: The Queen and The DoE: News and Photos
Post by: YooperModerator on November 05, 2012, 02:47:57 am
A peek inside one's wardrobe: From see-through brollies to sleeves that won't dip in the soup, the Queen's dresser reveals Her Maj's style secrets

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2227799/A-peek-inside-ones-wardrobe-From-brollies-sleeves-wont-dip-soup-Queens-dresser-reveals-Her-Majs-style-secrets.html

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So you put a lot of thought into planning your outfits? Think again. In a new book published today, Angela Kelly, personal dresser to the Queen since 1994, gives a fascinating insight on the intricate planning that goes into clothing one of the world’s most famous women.

She demonstrates how the cut of a collar, the shade of a umbrella handle and the bead-count on an evening gown take on incredible significance under the scrutiny of millions, at events such as the Diamond Jubilee and the opening of the Olympic Games.

As the Queen’s top designer, Angela sketches at least four different designs for a particular piece of fabric, from which the Queen can choose. A fan is employed to test how lightweight materials such as chiffon, organza or silk will move in a breeze.

See kate that's how you do it, plan ahead with your fabric's and you won't have a monroe moment on the tarmac!

Ok that book is soo going on my Christmas list! :flirt:


Title: Re: Dressing the Queen: The ­Jubilee Wardrobe by Angela Kelly
Post by: Alexandrine on December 29, 2012, 09:39:22 pm
One's new best friend

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-392288/Ones-new-best-friend.html

Kelly gives me the creeps


Title: Re: Dressing the Queen: The ­Jubilee Wardrobe by Angela Kelly
Post by: RedRabbit on December 30, 2012, 06:55:37 am
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A fan is employed to test how lightweight materials such as chiffon, organza or silk will move in a breeze.

Diana wasn't my favorite person but I had once read she has weights put in the hems of her dresses and skirts to keep them from flying up.  Very clever.  Kate, take a note.


Title: Re: Dressing the Queen: The ­Jubilee Wardrobe by Angela Kelly
Post by: YooperModerator on December 30, 2012, 07:21:34 am
I think it was QM who originally came up with the 'pennies sewn in the hem's' !
Diana had little to do with that idea


Title: Re: Dressing the Queen: The ­Jubilee Wardrobe by Angela Kelly
Post by: RedRabbit on December 30, 2012, 07:46:28 am
Okay, thanks.  Perhaps Diana took the Queen's advice then.  Either way, clever of her.


Title: Re: HM The Queen's fashion
Post by: deGuernsey on February 18, 2013, 12:11:54 am
Simply love the Queens fashion IMO fuschia and pale blue are her best colours


Title: Re: HM The Queen's fashion
Post by: memyselfandroyals on February 18, 2013, 12:18:30 am
allow to make you words mine, deGuernsey


Title: Re: HM The Queen's fashion
Post by: deGuernsey on February 18, 2013, 12:27:55 am
Oh and white very few women can pull off wearing white and still look good


Title: Re: HM The Queen's fashion
Post by: memyselfandroyals on February 18, 2013, 12:32:42 am
again, completly agreed


Title: Re: HM The Queen's fashion
Post by: Tatiana on July 08, 2013, 04:46:50 am
  The Queen's snake hat ..   :shy:

http://s6.zetaboards.com/Free_Thinkers/topic/8870084/1/


Title: Re: HM The Queen's fashion
Post by: Alexandrine on July 08, 2013, 12:00:37 pm
 :-


Title: Re: HM The Queen's fashion
Post by: royalwindsorfan on August 07, 2013, 03:54:44 pm
the queen as a black woman....

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=young+elizabeth+2&qpvt=young+elizabeth+2&FORM=IGRE#view=detail&id=3EE8365C72F7B767DAC3FDF4AA49060CC6E5025D&selectedIndex=128



Title: Re: HM The Queen's fashion
Post by: Royal Lowness on August 08, 2013, 11:02:35 pm
^

The second photo is a nice picture.


Title: Re: HM The Queen's fashion
Post by: Fly on the wall on December 05, 2013, 08:40:54 pm
Queen effect sees sales of £1,000 Launer handbags DOUBLE in just one year

    Launer have reported a sales increase of 52 per cent over the last year
    The Queen is regularly seen clutching Launer's boxy Traviata bags
    Although she often chooses black, she has toted multiple hues this year


Most of us are familiar with the Kate effect and the rush to the shops that ensues after the Duchess of Cambridge is spotted out and about in a chic ensemble.

But it seems that the Queen has an equally impressive an effect on sales after Launer, the leather goods company that makes Her Majesty's trademark boxy bags, revealed that purchases have doubled over the last year.

Sales of the £1,095 bags increased by 52 per cent with the monarch cited as the driving force behind the surge.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2518822/Queen-effect-sees-sales-1-000-Launer-handbags-DOUBLE-just-year.html


Title: Re: HM The Queen's fashion
Post by: Yooper on December 05, 2013, 09:14:42 pm
They're fabulous bags and are definitely on my list to Santa.  Never out of style.


Title: Re: HM The Queen's fashion
Post by: Fly on the wall on December 14, 2013, 02:12:37 am
She's a fashion icon! Shoppers inspired to copy the Queen following last year's speech
SHE may not be the first person that springs to mind when looking for fashion inspiration, but it seems that Queen Elizabeth II is more trendy than you think.


Shoppers may be looking to copy the 87-year-old monarch when buying presents for themselves or loved ones this year, especially if they tune into this year's Christmas Speech.

New research shows that there was a massive sales rise in both broaches (83%) and pearls (47%) during the Queen's Speech in 2012 after she wore one for the annual television appearance.

With a combined viewing figure of 8.3million between BBC1 and ITV1, a lot of people sat down to listen to the Queen's round-up of the previous year - and it wasn't just her accessories that caught people's eyes.
http://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/448479/eBay-research-shows-that-shoppers-drew-inspiration-from-the-Queen-following-2012-speech


Title: Re: HM The Queen's fashion
Post by: india on December 14, 2013, 03:36:15 am
HM has more class and style in her little finger than William's choice of bride could ever ascertain in her entire life.


Title: Re: HM The Queen's fashion
Post by: Fly on the wall on January 20, 2014, 03:13:54 am
The Queen is a fashion icon, says Versace: Donatella wants to put monarch in her new couture collection
Versace said she could put Queen in the 'lilac, pale pinks and purples'
But her 'dream was to put her in black'
Says Duchess of Cambridge has 'fantastic body', and can wear anything


She has been slowly overtaking the Duchess of Cambridge as ruler of the Windsor fashion roost, and now the Queen's style has been given the ultimate seal of approval.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2542089/The-Queen-fashion-icon-says-Versace-Donatella-wants-monarch-new-couture-collection.html


Title: Re: HM The Queen's fashion
Post by: FortressODaveBarry on January 20, 2014, 05:07:46 am
"Says Duchess of Cambridge has 'fantastic body', and can wear anything"

omg, Donatella, I think all that plastic surgery cut off the blood to your brain :laugh:

"I call it the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge effect"

WOW, WHAT AN ORIGINAL CATCHPHRASE. I HOPE YOU COPYRIGHT IT BEFORE ANYONE ELSE USES IT  :interview:


Title: Re: HM The Queen's fashion
Post by: gingerboy24 on January 20, 2014, 10:17:53 pm
I think Donatella needs Specsavers   :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:


Title: Re: HM The Queen's fashion
Post by: india on January 21, 2014, 12:24:04 am
She needs to lay off the plastics and have vision correction surgery.


Title: Re: HM The Queen's fashion
Post by: Tpearl on June 17, 2015, 04:13:41 am
 :tehe:


Title: Re: HM The Queen's fashion
Post by: Alexandrine on February 13, 2016, 10:09:28 pm
The Queen of style: Her Majesty's historic outfits will go on display to mark her 90th birthday - including bejewelled ball gowns and a velvet number worthy of the Pope

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3433225/The-Queen-s-historic-gowns-display-mark-90th-birthday-including-bejewelled-ball-gowns-velvet-outfit-worthy-Pope.html#ixzz405YhsyZV
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3433225/The-Queen-s-historic-gowns-display-mark-90th-birthday-including-bejewelled-ball-gowns-velvet-outfit-worthy-Pope.html


Title: Re: HM The Queen's fashion
Post by: YooperModerator on February 14, 2016, 02:33:52 am
^That is so cool.  Such craftsmanship!  I want them all.  Especially the black/Pope number.  Wow!


Title: Re: HM The Queen's fashion
Post by: Alexandrine on February 14, 2016, 11:33:33 pm
I also liked the black one the best.


Title: Re: HM The Queen's fashion
Post by: HRHOlya on January 11, 2018, 01:37:36 am
They've lost their royal support! Bra-fitter to the Queen Rigby & Peller is stripped of title as official supplier after founder's tell-all memoir about palace fittings

    Rigby & Peller, based in Kensington, can no longer display royal coat of arms
    Former owner June Kenton's tell-all book gave details of Queen's bra fittings
    She claimed Diana accepted lingerie posters to give princes William and Harry


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5256689/Queens-official-lingerie-supplier-loses-royal-support.html