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Title: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: mousiekins on July 17, 2011, 02:25:47 pm
The only way is Wessex: How stylish Sophie has transformed into a real jewel in the crown

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/you/article-2014655/Sophie-Wessex-We-salute-real-jewel-royal-familys-crown.html#ixzz1SMvTLP52


Title: Re: How stylish Sophie has transformed into a real jewel in the crown
Post by: serene grace on July 25, 2011, 06:11:30 am
She deserves positive press, Sophie has been a really hardworking Royal for the Firm these past ten years or more. I amazed the Daily Mail said good things about her finally.  :o

It's nice that the Queen and Sophie are close and genuinely get on well.  She is said to be the Queen's favorite.
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They ride together at weekends, with a passion for military history (gosh) and the Queen is apparently given to turning up unannounced at Bagshot Park for family tea with Louise and three-year-old James

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/you/article-2014655/Sophie-Wessex-We-salute-real-jewel-royal-familys-crown.html#ixzz1T5hFF4Hr


Title: Re: How stylish Sophie has transformed into a real jewel in the crown
Post by: Kezza on July 27, 2011, 01:23:49 pm
My word young James looks very much like his dad. :TCP:

I agree Serene Grace.


Title: Re: How stylish Sophie has transformed into a real jewel in the crown
Post by: royal_watcher05 on July 30, 2011, 04:21:54 pm
Thanks for posting MK! I enjoyed the article and I do this Sophie has been looking good recently! Also, she has been a hardworking royal and yea I know she has made her mistakes, but I still like her.  Thrilled to see that she gets along with Queen and seems like a very involved and dedicated parent.


Title: Re: How stylish Sophie has transformed into a real jewel in the crown
Post by: True Brit on August 12, 2011, 10:55:10 am
She looked terrific at Zara's wedding. She and Edward just keep a low profile and get on with it. You know it may be these two who end up saving the monarchy in the long run. Chas and Cams looks a bit strange but they will never divorce and heaven knows what will happen with the Cambridges. I also wonder if Harry will prefer a life as an adventurer.

Watch this space.


Title: Re: How stylish Sophie has transformed into a real jewel in the crown
Post by: Kuei Fei on August 17, 2011, 08:50:22 am
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She and Edward just keep a low profile and get on with it. You know it may be these two who end up saving the monarchy in the long run

I think you're right about that. Sophie and Edward are the only two who have managed to actually succeed and stay out of trouble; marriage has apparantly been healthy and stabilizing for Edward, not chaotic and destabilizing.


Title: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: berlin on July 02, 2012, 06:34:04 pm
Countess of Wessex: the Royal Family's newest style icon?
The Countess of Wessex has long been a stalwart of the Royal family, fulfilling her public duties largely under the radar and out of the lime light.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/theroyalfamily/9370089/Countess-of-Wessex-the-Royal-Familys-newest-style-icon.html


Title: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: serene grace on April 02, 2013, 08:37:19 am
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2302569/Wiggle-says-Im-Style-Queen-Kate-JAN-MOIR-salutes-Sophie-Wessex-whos-fashion-mojo.html


Love this comment

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After being a member of the Royal Family for years and subjected to endless media criticism, Sophie would NEVER be threatened by Kate's inclusion into The Firm .The fact that Pippa was mentioned as an 'influence' in this article is also a complete joke. Finally, I don't think the York sisters, like Sophie, care about the Kate effect either. These three women aren't going to let the vacuous, superficial, and gurning DoLittle affect their lives in any way, shape or form. It's absurd to even suggest that she would, Kate doesn't have have that respect or power over the Windsor women, and she never will.
- harriet , toronto, Canada, 02/4/2013 02:10
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2302569/Wiggle-says-Im-Style-Queen-Kate-JAN-MOIR-salutes-Sophie-Wessex-whos-fashion-mojo.html#ixzz2PHyG2ogR
 


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos
Post by: rogue on April 02, 2013, 01:10:40 pm
Im not that big on sophie but there was a comment that was spot on it mentions how Sophie adapted into the royal family while Kate wants people to adapt to her.


Title: DM trashes and ridicules Sophie Wessex to make Waity look better
Post by: Stephanie on April 02, 2013, 04:03:00 pm
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2302569/Sophie-Wessexs-wiggle-says-Im-Style-Queen-Kate-Middleton-JAN-MOIR-salutes-fashion-mojo.html?ito=feeds-newsxml :ick:
The Daily Middleton making mincemeat of Sophie because she updates her style as a fashion promoter.
This newspaper is so biased it is a complete joke. :nervous:
Their pet Waity should have gotten the job and that's why they are doing this.
Carole must be rejocing.


Title: Re: DM trashes and ridicules Sophie Wessex to make Waity look better
Post by: Mon Roi Henry IX on April 02, 2013, 04:32:03 pm
I'm no fan of KM's outfits (a small few I've liked) but those Sophie's outfits are not exactly haute couture .
That electric blue rubber looking fabric one is scary.
The Cape Crusader of 2009 looked nice on her.


Title: Re: DM trashes and ridicules Sophie Wessex to make Waity look better
Post by: windsor2 on April 02, 2013, 05:40:32 pm
This comment's so true:
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"They fail to understand that they cannot wheedle their way into public affection by looking fashionable: they have to do stuff." - This is the most hilarious line in the entire article. It's about Fergie's daughters (who are fighting for a working royal role), but can be more appropriately to Waity and her workshy attitude.
- Joanna , Cambridge, 02/4/2013 16:01


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Title: Re: DM trashes and ridicules Sophie Wessex to make Waity look better
Post by: buflesse on April 02, 2013, 05:46:31 pm
So maybe Sophie's outfit was a little vibrant and tight for church, but she's done so much more to earn our respect than WK, who wore a bright red figure-hugging dress to the Jubilee Pageant - which was meant to be all about HM - and was lavished with praise for it


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos
Post by: serene grace on April 02, 2013, 05:55:38 pm
Yes I saw that,  :thumbsup: it was a very good comment.
I tried to find it again, but couldn't.


Title: Re: DM trashes and ridicules Sophie Wessex to make Waity look better
Post by: thekitchenmaid on April 02, 2013, 05:58:59 pm
This comment's so true:
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"They fail to understand that they cannot wheedle their way into public affection by looking fashionable: they have to do stuff." - This is the most hilarious line in the entire article. It's about Fergie's daughters (who are fighting for a working royal role), but can be more appropriately to Waity and her workshy attitude.
- Joanna , Cambridge, 02/4/2013 16:01


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2302569/Sophie-Wessexs-wiggle-says-Im-Style-Queen-Kate-Middleton-JAN-MOIR-salutes-fashion-mojo.html#ixzz2PKCtRvMN
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And this so not true:

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If she were truly humble and of good breeding she would stand back and allow the limelight to be on Her Majesty The Queen but she doesn't: she steals media attention for herself with her over the top silly outfits. She is going to be insufferable when Prince Philip dies and she becomes the Duchess of Edinburgh. She knows very well she is getting the cameras on her and, meanwhile, the poor Queen who has served this country very well for years gets shunted aside. Kate, on the other hand, shows The Queen great respect and hovers in the background.
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Title: Re: DM trashes and ridicules Sophie Wessex to make Waity look better
Post by: serene grace on April 02, 2013, 06:19:36 pm

Sophie looks great.


This article is posted in Wessex news.

http://royalgossip.forumprofi.de/index.php/topic,430.80.html



Title: Re: DM trashes and ridicules Sophie Wessex to make Waity look better
Post by: memyselfandroyals on April 02, 2013, 06:31:29 pm
kate would kill to be liked by BRF as Sophie is.  :stop:


Title: Re: DM trashes and ridicules Sophie Wessex to make Waity look better
Post by: CathyJane on April 02, 2013, 09:20:40 pm
kate would kill to be liked by BRF as Sophie is.  :stop:

Very true. But Waity thinks she is better than they are since she's going to be queen one day. 8)


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: serene grace on April 02, 2013, 09:43:44 pm
Yup she thinks she's got all the cards in her hands ,since she married the heir and  will be Queen Consort.

All the royals may be pushed to the backburner while she promotes the Middleton family once she's consort. James and Pippa waving from the balcony.  :laugh:


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: memyselfandroyals on April 03, 2013, 07:48:04 pm
that sense of arrogance will be her disaster! Honestly, i would prefer be Sophie ( a happy woman, mother, daughter, in-law)  than kate. She was very sucessful as worker and it's as royal.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: buflesse on September 22, 2013, 05:54:59 pm
Qatar visit outfits

http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/sophie-countess-of-wessex-meets-the-prime-minister-of-qatar-news-photo/181534969

http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/sophie-countess-of-wessex-poses-for-a-portrait-in-the-news-photo/181536437


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: serene grace on September 23, 2013, 12:59:19 am
I think Sophie exudes happiness. She's really coming into her own.

She looks nice in red, she should wear it more often than she does.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 18, 2013, 07:46:38 pm


The Fashion Matters Gala. Left to right: Head of College Professor Frances Corner OBE, HRH The Countess of Wessex, retail entrepreneur Harold Tillman CBE, and soprano Laura Wright.

http://blogs.arts.ac.uk/fashion/2013/09/09/a-glittering-gala-for-the-future-of-fashion/





http://www.arts.ac.uk/fashion/


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: CathyJane on October 18, 2013, 08:42:06 pm
Sophie looks great.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Fly on the wall on November 27, 2013, 11:41:06 pm
Mark Stewart ‏@RegalEyes
Sophie Wessex, The Countess of Chic, makes her first visit as Patron to the London College of Fashion. http://fb.me/O6Lub4dR

http://markstewartphotographyltd.tumblr.com/post/68307845962/the-countess-of-wessex-newly-appointed-patron


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: cate1949 on November 28, 2013, 12:05:35 am
outfits for Quatar were perfect for that visit and she looked great

She should avoid the full skirts -= they make her look a bit hippy but otherwise - she tends to look great - I like that she does not wear too  much makeup either - very natural looking


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Adeline on November 28, 2013, 02:09:07 am
Sophie looks great!  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: serene grace on November 28, 2013, 02:24:06 am
She really does look wonderful this year. She looks together and confident, as well as happy.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Fly on the wall on November 28, 2013, 02:28:05 am
yeah she has a glow to her


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Fly on the wall on December 03, 2013, 03:57:08 am
HRH The Countess of Wessex visits John Prince’s Street

HRH Sophie The Countess of Wessex paid a visit to the John Prince’s Street site this week, as part of her 3-year patronage with LCF. Looking elegant in a black skirt suit, HRH The Countess of Wessex greeted students every step of the way along her tour of the newly refurbished site.

After attending a meeting with LCF’s executives, HRH The Countess of Wessex made her way to LCF’s brand new library. The LCF library houses an extensive collection of archived magazines, as well as modern publications and student textbooks.

“It must be so wonderful to see the archived magazines,” HRH The Countess of Wessex remarked, before discussing the importance of Cordwainers at LCF – a global leader in footwear and accessories education, which celebrated its 125th anniversary this year.

HRH The Countess of Wessex stopped to chat to a group of awestruck students, who were busy getting on with their projects. Asking about their courses and where they’re living at the moment, she showed a genuine interest in the students’ lives.

http://blogs.arts.ac.uk/fashion/2013/11/29/hrh-countess-of-wessex-visits-john-princes-street/

http://blogs.arts.ac.uk/fashion/files/2013/11/SophieWessexVisit_056.jpg

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-sTukwq6FzLY/UpjA-D1fyJI/AAAAAAABK5M/ErJ7s64YLXE/s1600/SophieWessexVisit_072.jpg

http://www.picturepress.de/thumb.php/04000002291703.jpg?eJwljD0LwkAQRP_L1Fus95Ez11oJRsEIlnK53diliEkl_nc3ZJoHM4_54oQMEDoDB97iXHtI7K3skR3hct5xNUWn92v9lG17IC_zqoTnrvX2FAh35CYy4WYtkhvG8chD0JpqiCq-Jqlt8Vq4ERH8_n-bIBM~

http://www.picturepress.de/thumb.php/04000002291740.jpg?eJwljLEOgkAQRP9l6i3WY-HgWisTxURMKM1xu9hZqFTEf3cJ07xk5mVWHJEAwsXBwltC6A5R2MsBKRDOpx29K_Z6PpZP3rY70ve9GGHctcGfhHBDamomXL1FDNM8tzyJlVikNq1K1NLlyjI3qorfH4AGIBQ~

http://www.picturepress.de/thumb.php/04000002291736.jpg?eJwljLEOwjAMRP_lZg8mSZM2KxNSAYkidURp7LIxUDoh_h1XveVJd0_3xREZIJwNHHiLc90h-WjlgOwI_WnHxRR9PR_rUrbtjvx5r0oYd22wp0C4IceGCVdrkdw0zy1PQWuqoVHxNUntitfCUUTw-wOCCCAZ




Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: CathyJane on December 03, 2013, 11:53:55 pm
I couldn't stand Sophie at first but I have to admit she is becoming a favorite.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Spice on December 04, 2013, 09:47:30 am
I would love to know which tiara Sophie wore to the diplomatic reception last night, assuming she attended.  I will keep an eye out for any info on this and will post it here.  She's worn at least 4 different tiaras so far in her royal "career", some of them multiple times.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: cate1949 on December 07, 2013, 05:36:53 pm
it is unfortunate we do not get to see some pics from the diplo reception - all those lovely tiaras!!  I don't like the turquoise one Sofie wears sometimes - but she usually does a tiara well.

My only reservation bout sophie is that Louise's eyes have not yet been fixed - I understand this is her choice and the Queen has even offered to pay for her to go to the US for the surgery.  Granted both she and the baby had a terrible delivery and scare - so one can understand concern about surgery - but it really is time to fix her eyes.   


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: YooperModerator on December 07, 2013, 05:49:08 pm
hmm it might be better to wait until she's older it's not nice i know but a child's body changes so much in short time they might wanna wait untill she's 14 or 15 :dontknow:


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: india on December 08, 2013, 01:25:54 pm
I find Sophie to be quite impressive in all areas. What is wrong with her daughter's eyes? Are they crossed?


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: YooperModerator on December 08, 2013, 06:28:04 pm
Yeah one eye is a little cross here's a pic http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/pc/Lady+Louise+Windsor+Lady+Louise+Windsor+leaves+SyGsyWsyM0Xl.jpg


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: india on December 08, 2013, 07:38:47 pm
Oh, that's not so bad. One eye turns in a little bit. She looks so much like HM.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: YooperModerator on December 08, 2013, 07:49:59 pm
I know, she's just adorable. :flirt:


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: cate1949 on December 08, 2013, 11:19:32 pm
she has strabismus - and the longer you wait for the surgery the more the condition can deteriorate - so it is usually recommended early - they do it on toddlers.  As kids get older they are more likely to be anxious about the surgery too. 


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Spice on December 09, 2013, 06:23:52 am
I've never understood why they didn't get the surgery for her as a preschooler.  She IS adorable,  but I worry about what was/is in her best interests in terms of her vision and her learning.  Time will tell, I guess.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: YooperModerator on December 10, 2013, 05:43:26 am
Oh right I didn't know that.. :shy:
I have to wear glasses due to a 'lazy eye' (don't know if that's the right name for it in English walked around with an eye patch for a while as a kid)
And my eye-doc alway's said to wait until my eye's fully developed around 21-23yo to have the laser correction done, I could do it now but I'm used to the glasses so..

But if they can fix it on toddlers then why in hecks name didn't they?? ???

.......

Wait.....thats odd, according to wiki they did fix it in 06?  :-
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Born with exotropia,[6] Lady Louise underwent a 30-minute operation under general anaesthetic to correct the problem in January 2006.

I double checked and in some pic's the eye turns inward but in others it doesn't?
Can someone explain that one to me?

AHA I found this on wiki
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The surgical procedure for the correction of exotropia involves making a small incision in the tissue covering the eye in order to reach the eye muscles. The appropriate muscles are then repositioned in order to allow the eye to move properly. The procedure is usually done under general anesthesia. Recovery time is rapid, and most people are able to resume normal activities within a few days. Following surgery, corrective eyeglasses may be needed and, in many cases, further surgery is required later to keep the eyes straight.

Maybe they are waiting with that second surgery until she a bit older :dontknow:


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Spice on December 10, 2013, 07:52:05 am
in my experience "lazy eye" or amblyopia is a similar problem to exotropia but is not as severe.  I'm relieved to hear that surgery was done... it appears there is still an issue but it seems less severe than before.  BTW there are only about 7-8 photos in the public domain of her as a baby/toddler and fewer of her brother.  Good work, Wessexes.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Countess of Holland on December 10, 2013, 08:48:29 am
it is unfortunate we do not get to see some pics from the diplo reception - all those lovely tiaras!!  I don't like the turquoise one Sofie wears sometimes - but she usually does a tiara well.

My only reservation bout sophie is that Louise's eyes have not yet been fixed - I understand this is her choice and the Queen has even offered to pay for her to go to the US for the surgery.  Granted both she and the baby had a terrible delivery and scare - so one can understand concern about surgery - but it really is time to fix her eyes.   

A niece of mine has the same condition and the peadiatrician told her parents (my cousin and his wife) that the chance of a succesfull operation would be bigger (more than 50% bigger) if they waited with the surgery until she is almost outgrown, which is for girls mostly around the age of 14-15.
It has to do with the growing of the muscles and the nerves, also around the eye. If you start operating now, there is a possibility that;
1. the result of the operation isn't all that well;
2. that the patient has to have a second operation at the age of 14-15.

So I totally understand it that the couple waits. One operation to the eye is scary enough, you don't want a second operation if you can avoid it.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: YooperModerator on December 10, 2013, 03:13:33 pm
See that's what my doc told me as well... Maybe it needs to be done intwo stages? :dontknow:


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Pepe Le Skew on December 29, 2013, 09:50:04 pm
Sophie looked quite dashing in her fedora today at the Sandringham service.   She is a handsome woman, as they say, and knows how to compliment herself in simple elegance. 



Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Stephanie on December 29, 2013, 10:48:13 pm
As much as I like Sophie I feel that she needs to see that Louise is growing fast and entering pre puberty.
I think it is unnecessary that she wears the same coat for 3 years in a row.
It is far too smal and the style doesn't suit her anymore.
I also feel that she needs braces for her teeth.
Right now she looks like a big child and not like the little lady that she is.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Rock n royal on April 02, 2014, 03:27:10 pm
Sophie is by far my favourite royal. She is hard working, stylish, friendly, and just a generally happy type of person during engagements. She has the common touch with the people, a magical way with children and she doesn't need the press to make her get out there and make the world a better place. I am definitely team Wessex.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Dasher on April 11, 2014, 02:39:07 am
Qatar visit outfits

http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/sophie-countess-of-wessex-meets-the-prime-minister-of-qatar-news-photo/181534969

http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/sophie-countess-of-wessex-poses-for-a-portrait-in-the-news-photo/181536437

She really suits red, but the second outfit with the wispy blue scarf is a close second.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: YooperModerator on April 11, 2014, 02:44:25 am
^She really rocks that red.  Both are really beautiful, elegant and suit her.  She's terrific in my book.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on October 12, 2014, 01:12:56 pm
I don't know many 50-year-old professionals who show up to work in a ponytail and a scrunchie.     I can't imagine why she would even think this is an option?    ???

https://twitter.com/wheelpower/status/519875848296349699/photo/1


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: windsor2 on October 12, 2014, 04:14:02 pm
It looked stupid on girls half her age never mind her nearing 50.   bignono   Her hair's way too thin to have it this long. I think she looks way older with long stringy hair and should cut it back to how she wore it at Wills wedding.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Stephanie on October 12, 2014, 11:06:04 pm
http://fashion.hellomagazine.com/imagenes/fashion-news/201410102416/sophie-wessex-wows-at-friendship-ball/0-19-374/wessexface--a.jpg
Sophie today.
Looking radiant, together and years younger then Wasty.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: CathyJane on October 13, 2014, 12:58:14 am
YES!!!


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on October 13, 2014, 03:46:47 am
http://fashion.hellomagazine.com/imagenes/fashion-news/201410102416/sophie-wessex-wows-at-friendship-ball/0-19-374/wessexface--a.jpg
Sophie today.
Looking radiant, together and years younger then Wasty.

She looks younger because this photo is photoshopped.    :tehe:

This is her natural look.      http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=176&u=18650141



Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Countess of Holland on October 13, 2014, 12:18:53 pm
And she STILL looks better than Waity. Healthier, happier and more comfortable in her own skin.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on October 13, 2014, 03:11:58 pm
And she STILL looks better than Waity. Healthier, happier and more comfortable in her own skin.


Healthier and happier?   Sure.    Years younger, as the poster above stated?   No way.  In fact, Sophie looks older than most 50-year olds I know, with her masses of eye and forehead wrinkles.

As much as Sophie and her fans would like to believe that Sophie is still 30 -- she isn't.   She is grandma age.   And rather than accepting it gracefully as has the Queen and Princess Anne, she is fighting it in a ridiculous manner with her hairstyles, and clothing choices, and photo ops.   This is why, while I agree she is healther and happier, I disagree that she is comfortable in her own skin.  She obviously has not accepted the reality of her situation with regard to her age and her position within the BRF.



Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: AnaBolena on October 14, 2014, 07:23:27 pm
MH Have you seen an un-photoshopped image of Kate?   :cookie:


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: starsailor on October 14, 2014, 09:12:30 pm
^
Yup, like this one (the first picture):

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2490534/The-Duchess-Cambridge-displays-greys-Has-Kate-busy-baby-George-roots-done.html

She looks ancient without PhotoShop...  :nervous:


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on October 15, 2014, 12:00:56 am
MH Have you seen an un-photoshopped image of Kate?   :cookie:

Yep.    :thumbsup:

^
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Yup, like this one (the first picture):

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2490534/The-Duchess-Cambridge-displays-greys-Has-Kate-busy-baby-George-roots-done.html

She looks ancient without PhotoShop...  :nervous:


She looks bad -- washed out, wan, depressed.   She still doesn't sport the deep eye wrinkles and crepey eyelids of Sophie.   She may in 18 years when she's Sophie's age, but she doesn't have them yet.    It's easy to tell who is the younger woman, even when Kate looks like doo-doo, but there are actually some posters on certain boards who truly believe the photoshopped photos of Sophie with no wrinkles are realistic.    :tehe:


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: rosielinks on October 15, 2014, 07:59:38 am
ITA. People who say Waity looks 50 (Sophie"s age) are being too critical. She does not look close to Sophie's age, but she doesn't look good for her own age. Sophie has the typical British pale dry skin. Her eyes and forehead are pretty lined and dehydrated. Still, she has not resorted to botox and fillers yet. Her features are aquiline and fine, so this is what makes her look regal IMO.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Countess of Holland on October 15, 2014, 10:09:36 am
MH Have you seen an un-photoshopped image of Kate?   :cookie:

Yep.    :thumbsup:

^
Quote
Yup, like this one (the first picture):

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2490534/The-Duchess-Cambridge-displays-greys-Has-Kate-busy-baby-George-roots-done.html

She looks ancient without PhotoShop...  :nervous:


She looks bad -- washed out, wan, depressed.   She still doesn't sport the deep eye wrinkles and crepey eyelids of Sophie.   She may in 18 years when she's Sophie's age, but she doesn't have them yet.    It's easy to tell who is the younger woman, even when Kate looks like doo-doo, but there are actually some posters on certain boards who truly believe the photoshopped photos of Sophie with no wrinkles are realistic.    :tehe:

No one with some knowledge about the present-day press will think that the pictures of Sophie are how she is in person. But since pictures of both Sophie and Kate are heavily photoshopped, it is possible to make a comparison. And Sophie looks her age while Kate looks a lot older than her age. Not 50 like Sophie, but if I would see a picture of Kate not knowing who she is and someone would say she is close to 40, I would believe it in a heartbeat.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: AnaBolena on October 15, 2014, 04:23:52 pm
^^^^ Actually, no, more like this one as its a close up.

http://theincredibletide.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/dark.jpg

Of course Sophie has wrinkles and lines, but she doesn't look scary.  Kate looks scary and if I didn't know her I'd put her between 42-45 and no less.  I've seen better skin on faces and necks of 55 year olds.

I work with portraits in Photoshop and kate is bad bad for her age.  Sophie, nope, she's not doing great either but I like the woman's softer appearance even if she had double the wrinkles - her eyes are kind whereas Kate's are hard, calculating, and yes, at times miserable from the bed she now has to lie in - the bed she made for herself.

My grandmother always said by 30 we start wearing our inside on our face - I think she's right.  :flower:


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: gingerboy24 on October 15, 2014, 04:54:16 pm
http://fashion.hellomagazine.com/imagenes/fashion-news/201410102416/sophie-wessex-wows-at-friendship-ball/0-19-374/wessexface--a.jpg
Sophie today.
Looking radiant, together and years younger then Wasty.

She looks younger because this photo is photoshopped.    :tehe:

This is her natural look.      http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=176&u=18650141



She still looks lovely, and still looking good for 50 even without photoshopping. Wasty has looked a mess for several years now.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Alexandrine on October 18, 2014, 01:03:49 am
please discuss Sophie in the new topic about her and keep this one for her fashion


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on October 28, 2014, 02:36:30 pm


Does Sophie not get fashion/styling advice from anyone?   That's a rhetorical question because obviously she doesn't -- or hasn't lately in her quest to be twenty-five again -- but really, her hair is a mess:


http://i3.birminghammail.co.uk/incoming/article7974933.ece/alternates/s1227b/JS49107544.jpg



Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Countess of Holland on October 28, 2014, 03:06:31 pm
Compared to some of the hairstyles of Queen Maxima, this is pretty decent. At least she has tied it down behind her head.

And BTW plenty of women above 25 wear it like this, including f.e. the very royal born Infanta Elena of Spain, sister of the King and the equally royal-born Princess Astrid of Belgium (sister of the Belgian King).


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on October 28, 2014, 03:23:11 pm
^
Maxima is very much her own person and has the big personality to pull off her faux pas.

Elena's hair looks bad, too.   No one should copy her.   I'm not familiar with Princess Astrid, but the photos of her I pulled up online show her to have a hairdo just below the ears, so that is not comparable to what Sophie is trying to pull off.  Sophie NEEDS to go back to shorter hair.

Now Queen Noor of Jordan had beautiful thick hair that looked good in the hairstyle Sophie is trying to do.   It worked for Noor.  Does not for Sophie.

I really am not trying to compare Sophie to anyone [of course I do think she's trying to copy Kate].    I just want to compare Sophie with Sophie.    And her hair is a hot mess.   It's too thin, too dry.   Her continuing to pull it back in a fake bun, ponytail and now this Kate style, draws attention to her receding hairline.    

Sophie did not look good with the very short hair (from the years she was copying Diana) and she does not look good with long hair (now that she is trying to copy Kate).   She looked the best when her hair was mid-length.  

It is a shame that she is not confident enough to be herself.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Countess of Holland on October 28, 2014, 07:45:28 pm
Personally I think Sophie looks nice and I understand her problems with hair. My hair is also very thin (although my hair has more shine to it, but that can also be the result of Sophie being 9 years my senior) and nothing works: long hair, short hair, in the middle. I can use all the produce, all the blow drying but within minutes it is a life-less and without volume.

So I often use the same hairstyle of Sophie to keep it out of my eyes and to avoid that I have to wipe it away. Sometimes I do it up, but this is rather time-consuming and it will never be very good when you do it yourself, the bun will always be a bit crooked, not at the center etc. And I think Sophie has the same problem.
Sure, she could hire a hairdresser to do it for her every time she has official business but if she would do that many people would find fault in that as well.

As for Sophie trying to copy Kate...I am not buying it. Sophie has been involved with neo-natal care since forever (the result of course of the difficult start for Lady Louise, bringing the subject very close to home) and she seems much more secure in her life than Kate. Whenever I see Edward and Sophie together I get the idea that they have a good thing going, if they still love eachother...I don't know, but they seem to be more comfortable with eachother than William and Kate.
Kate sometimes looks afraid of William and who would want to be married to a man and be scared of him?

And, and this is my personal idea, why would you want to trade places with the wife of the heir to the heir? I think that when it comes to having a nice life, some sense of privacy, some freedom to decide what to do, Edward and Sophie have a much nicer life than William and Kate (or Charles and Camilla for that matter).
Not that I was ever in the position to choose, but had I been, I would always opt for a younger son of a monarch and not the heir.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Stephanie on October 28, 2014, 07:49:48 pm
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-xLTi5SAJ2TA/TpFwNGYbCyI/AAAAAAAAAVE/wWOrU8m-5aA/s1600/05.jpg
Let's just be grateful that Sophie isn't glueing yak hair to her head like Wasty.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B0tZCt_IUAAmlCE.jpg:small
I see nothing wrong with Sophie's hairstyle.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on October 29, 2014, 01:43:16 pm
^   But Sophie HAS glued yak hair to herself.   Remember the shiny synthetic head she sported at the Fashion College?

http://markcuthbert.wordpress.com/2013/11/27/sophie-countess-of-wessex-visits-the-london-college-of-fashion/

That ain't her natural hair on her head!     :laugh:

And that bun she wears is a hairpiece, too.     http://www.myfashionlife.com/archives/2013/03/19/sophie-countess-of-wessex-becomes-first-ever-london-college-of-fashion-patron/

This is her real hair:  http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-dQmQ-KXAaJg/VDefYpITqsI/AAAAAAAADU8/_nWOZwfMDtY/s1600/Countess-of-Wessex-4.jpg      Thin and receding.   She needs to trim and layer.






Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Countess of Holland on October 29, 2014, 02:05:05 pm
So when she has her own hair loose (since it is not long enough to make a bun of it), you feel she looks like a mess. And when she uses temporary extensions so it is long enough to put it up, you ridicule her as well.
Damned if she does, damned if she doesn't.

I get the feeling you have the hots for Eddie and are just besides yourself with jealousy that she 'stole' your spot.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on October 29, 2014, 02:15:29 pm
^I feel that since her own hair is not healthy enough and thick enough to wear shoulder length or in a bun or ponytail or a chignon, then she needs to hire a stylist -- she can afford to -- to cut her hair in an appropriate and flattering style.  That's easy enough.   Millions of women around the world do this all the time.   

I also feel that Kate is attacked mercilessly on numerous royal forums for her hair and extensions and inappropriate clothing, and it bothers my sense of fair play that Sophie not only is NOT criticized for doing the exact same thing but is praised and called lovely and stylish.    I'm not a Kate fan and think William should have left her dumped in 2007, but fair is fair.       

 :flower:


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Alexandrine on October 29, 2014, 02:43:44 pm
Remember to discuss the royal NOT the members of the forum. TY


The least negative thing about Sophie is how she dressed usually.

She looks adequate most of the time. The only time I remember she looking totally idiotic was in a remembrance day when she used an ascot hat that looked totally out of place.

Though when Kate married in Sophie tried to be a lot more fashion forward which kinda failed.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Countess of Holland on October 29, 2014, 03:20:11 pm
I am all for equality, that is why I am so p*ssed sometimes when there appears to be a different set of rules for royal-born ladies and the commoner-born-but-married-to-royalty ladies.

As for Sophie, she isn't perfect (who is?) and she had her flaws and mistakes like the interview with the sheikh, but in my opinion she has redeemed herself since by working (relatively) hard. She is patron of many organisations. And when she visits events of 'her' organisations, she seems committed and interested in what she hears. And she is not afraid to show her emotions, like when she opened a new wing for neonatology at the hospital where Lady Louise was born and were Sophie herself almost died during the childbirth. Her words were warm and her emotion was real and that really struck a nerve with me.

With Kate I often have the idea that she is calculative, always thinking how whatever she does is perceived by the press and the public. As a result Kate comes across (to me) as cold and calculating and that is perhaps why I am willing to cut Sophie some slack and be extra critical towards Kate.
And there is of course the different situation of both ladies; Kate has a higher profile and her actions have a bigger impact on the monarchy than Sophie's actions. Both now and in the future. And in that respect Kate is definitely dropping the ball.



Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Stephanie on October 29, 2014, 09:09:10 pm
I think Sophie  is making an effort to look nice so she continues to capture her husband's eye- not to compete with Wasty.
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/07/19/1405798462217_wps_3_EXCLUSIVE_NO_WEB_USAGE_AL.jpg
Sophie looking like a million, she and Edward still have a husband/wife spark going on as opposed to Wimpo and Waity.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on October 29, 2014, 10:41:18 pm
^I think Ed and Soph are pals and companions, but I've never seen a spark or chemistry about them.    They're rarely looking at each other in photos, as in this one.   Ed is looking out in the water.  Sophie is turned just so, trying to pretend to not be conscious of the camera trained on her drooping bosom.     :laugh:


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: india on October 30, 2014, 12:51:23 am
Sophie and Edward do a fine job of representing the Uk. They are an asset as opposed to William and The Stalker.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: cate1949 on October 30, 2014, 01:21:29 am
LOL - the nicest I have ever seen her hair is in those two pics where she is wearing extensions of a attached bun or whatever it is

She really does herself no favor with the pony tails etc - her hair looks dry and the edges are a mess - so yes a nice hair style - something layered to make her hair look thicker - she is at that menopause age and hair definitely gets thinner then - so layers would help

Who knows what the story is between her and ED - at this stage in a marriage being good friends is often enough and they clearly are companionable and good friends - they seem to communicate well and treat each other respectfully.  I'd say they look like a nice family.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Rosella on October 30, 2014, 01:39:14 am
Yes Sophie and Edward appear to get on very well, and to be good parents to their two children. Who knows what a marriage is really like apart from the two people involved. So long as they both continue on, performing the duties and engagements asked of them and cause no disruptions within the royal family, that's all that can be asked. I think they're both resigned to being regarded as minor royals by the Press and public, however well Sophie gets on with the Queen. The new generation, Kate, Will, Harry and, to a lesser extent, Beatrice and Eugenie, gobble up the major portion of publicity available. Apparently Charles gets frustrated that his charities don't receive enough public notice.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Stephanie on October 30, 2014, 06:50:24 pm
I like Sophie's style.
Never boring and always suitable for the occasion.
I also like the formal wear, mature but still feminine.
edward seems to be generous with jewelry(unlike Whino)

http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/pc/Prince+Edward+Pre+Royal+Wedding+Dinner+London+08KI55009Srl.jpg
Go Sophster!


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: starsailor on October 30, 2014, 07:18:26 pm
^
I agree, she always looks great and much younger than Waity. Yes, Edward seems to be a caring husband and doesn't seem to be cheap.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Stephanie on October 30, 2014, 07:40:57 pm
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/02/24/article-0-11E5E4C1000005DC-915_634x444.jpg
Way better arm candy then Wasty!


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Alexandrine on October 30, 2014, 11:39:35 pm
IMO her fashion style is average at best. Though it must be said that she has improved a lot and that she mostly looks appropriate for the events she attends which is her best point not her fashion per se.

Sophie's Transformation

http://orderofsplendor.blogspot.com.es/2012/01/flashback-friday-sophies-transformation.html


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on October 31, 2014, 01:43:34 pm

The least negative thing about Sophie is how she dressed usually.

She looks adequate most of the time. The only time I remember she looking totally idiotic was in a remembrance day when she used an ascot hat that looked totally out of place.

Though when Kate married in Sophie tried to be a lot more fashion forward which kinda failed.

Don't you think the blue spandex suit with the zipper up the hiney which Sophie wore to church was rather idiotic?     :tehe:

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/sophie-countess-of-wessex-attends-the-easter-matins-church-news-photo/165122034


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Alexandrine on October 31, 2014, 02:17:23 pm
^ nope this day

 http://www.gettyimages.es/detail/fotograf%C3%ADa-de-noticias/catherine-duchess-of-cambridge-and-sophie-fotograf%C3%ADa-de-noticias/132685187

http://www.gettyimages.es/detail/fotograf%C3%ADa-de-noticias/camilla-duchess-of-cornwall-catherine-duchess-fotograf%C3%ADa-de-noticias/132671879

the hat looks awful in such a serious day


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on October 31, 2014, 04:52:26 pm
^ Ah, well that was 2011 -- Kate's first appearance on the balcony.  Sophie wanted to make sure she got noticed, hence the inappropriate over-the-top headgear.   


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: AnaBolena on October 31, 2014, 06:10:31 pm
^ Sophie is not wearing a hairpiece stuck to her head.  What she has had done, probably by her LIW is a hair bouffant insert placed between her head and her hair - her own hair is then brushed firmly over the insert.  This is a common way to gain a good updo without having long hair and the style looks good on almost any woman of any age.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Countess of Holland on October 31, 2014, 09:30:37 pm
IMO her fashion style is average at best.

But since when do royals have to be fashion queens? The former Queen Beatrix never cared for fashion, neither for regal women like Queen Elizabeth, Queen Sofia of Spain or Queen Margrethe.
It is much more about a certain style (like the massive shoulders and wide sleeves for Queen Beatrix...and her hats). And since Queens tend to be around for a while, they cannot follow every single fashion-fluke that comes off the runways in Paris, NY or London.

The moment royal wives tend to go for the high fashion they become clothes-hangers. This was what Hillary Mantel said some years ago about Kate and we all agreed with her. And at the same time Sophie is being citicized for having 'average fashion style'.

Queen Elizabeth has no fashion style, Queen Beatrix has worn more than a few horrid dresses that looked like shower curtains to me. Queen Margrethe has had a few massive misses in my eyes. But they don't let their clothes define them, and that is how I prefer to see my royals.
It is about content and not about the wrapping.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on October 31, 2014, 10:29:49 pm
^Sophie is doing her best to be a fashion queen, but usually comes off as average -- or hilarious at times.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Alexandrine on November 01, 2014, 07:47:30 pm

But since when do royals have to be fashion queens?


Since never but as this is the style thread commenting on their style is appropriate, no?


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on November 10, 2014, 04:29:02 pm


Ah, the DM is finally noticing that Sophie is copying Kate.      :hi:      Sophie looks like Winston Churchill in that first photo . . .


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2828671/The-sartorial-reinvention-Countess-Wessex-Sophie-stylish-little-help-Kate.html




Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: india on November 10, 2014, 06:40:49 pm
Sophie does not look one bit like Churchill. She is very somber during this very serious event. She does not look like she is bored out of mind like Waity does.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on November 10, 2014, 07:00:15 pm
Sophie has that jowly look goin' on.   She just needed a cigar!      :flower:


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: india on November 10, 2014, 08:48:41 pm
Sophie always looks and behaves appropriately. She dresses stylishly. She is an asset to the RF.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: CathyJane on November 10, 2014, 08:52:14 pm
Waity looks bored and sulky, Soph looks tired and Cammie looks like the owner of a bordello.  8)


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Alexandrine on November 10, 2014, 09:00:09 pm
^ LOL at the camilla description

but have to say that at least she was wearing a decent hat


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on November 10, 2014, 09:27:01 pm
Sophie always looks and behaves appropriately. She dresses stylishly. She is an asset to the RF.


Sophie hasn't and doesn't always look, dress and/or behave appropriately.    She does perform her engagements in a polite and dutiful manner, I do agree.   Although she is so boring, no one knows she exists outside of royal message boards.  The British Royal Family desperately need a hard-working princess with charisma.   Neither Kate nor Sophie are that.   Or Camilla.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on November 11, 2014, 05:02:54 pm
Here is a questionable fashion choice by Sophie:

https://www.facebook.com/statehousepressofficezambia/photos/pb.322302104497897.-2207520000.1415724542./794007107327392/?type=1&theater

The see-through lace skirt strikes me as an odd choice for a representative of Her Majesty at a funeral.       :-


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: CathyJane on November 11, 2014, 06:14:26 pm
That's true, but Sophie does act better in public than Waity and she never broke up a marriage like Cammie.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on November 11, 2014, 06:31:47 pm
^Yes, Sophie is more like Sarah what with selling her royal influence and bankrupting a company and walking away from the creditors and all . . .

Regardless, a see-through lace skirt is an odd choice for a 49-year-old representative of Her Majesty at a funeral.   

I can't imagine her looking at this dress on a hanger and thinking it is appropriate for her age and to wear at an official engagement.     :dontknow:

http://www.selfridges.com/en/erdem-kent-floral-lace-sleeveless-dress_238-3001228-20050EBLKENT/?previewAttribute=Black



Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: cate1949 on November 11, 2014, 08:05:03 pm
maybe people feel like Sophie has to be the anti Kate - admire Sophie cause one cannot stand Kate.

I think Sophie does a good number of engagements and seems friendly and cheerful when she does them.  Certainly her career in PR and events would have prepared her well for her role - she knows how to be sociable with people she is just meeting.

But her hair can often be less than impressive, she looks her age - which is why I just do not get the comments that she looks younger than K.  She is often photoshopped too - but when you see her close up she has all the wrinkles laugh lines etc you would expect at her age.  Her clothing choices are sometimes wrong and recall that brownie event at Windsor where her cleavage was a bit too much?  So like most of us she is not perfect.    She and her husband seem happy together and they are both cheerful people which makes for a big contrast with grumpy Will and troubled Kate.

Personally despite her occasional bluntness and her interesting style - I think Anne is the best rep for the RF among the ladies.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on November 13, 2014, 06:54:06 pm
^Well, Cate, Sophie is again revealing her cleavage to another group of young people.    And the hair . . .       :sigh:

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/sophie-rhys-jones-countess-of-wessex-meets-with-guests-as-news-photo/458907090


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: cate1949 on November 13, 2014, 11:39:20 pm
^ yup.   The hair too thin for that style - oh if she cut it layered it - she'd look so much better


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: CathyJane on November 14, 2014, 01:47:40 am
Yes, Sophie needs a haircut.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Countess of Holland on November 14, 2014, 03:03:47 pm
The problem with a haircut is that with short hair a tiara is more difficult to attach to the hair. With longer hair tempirary extensions can be used to keep it all in place, with short hair that becomes more difficult.
Some time ago there was a documentary about royal hairdressing and this was said. So perhaps Sophie keeps that in mind (after all, she attends A LOT more tiara events than Kate) with the choice of hair-style and -length.

And she is not the only royal wife; most royal wives have long hair or at least shoulder-length; Maxima, Letizia, Mary, MM, Victoria, Stephanie, Mathilde. But also the older generation, Sylvia, Margarethe. Both have the same thin hair as Sophie. Queen Sofia has thicker hair, like the former Queen Beatrix, and with thicker hair it is probably easier to find enough 'body' to attach the tiara.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on November 14, 2014, 03:05:40 pm
^ But Diana was stunning in her tiaras and her short hair.



Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on December 08, 2014, 07:34:42 pm
Sophie continues her transformation into Kate.    It's amusing . . . yet weird.    :cookie:     


http://i-images.co/3683-0002



Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Alexandrine on December 08, 2014, 07:38:06 pm
LOL but this haircut looks good on her.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on December 08, 2014, 07:58:54 pm
 :hi:  It does look good from a distance.   But she has had it rolled, moussed, teased and sprayed within an inch of her hair's life and some of the closer up photos show it's a tangled mess under the top layer.   She really put a lot of time and effort into this. 

It says a lot about Sophie that she completely copied Diana's look in the 90s and now she is completely copying Kate's.   A bit creepy, really.     :sob:


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Alexandrine on December 08, 2014, 08:04:15 pm
Maybe it was the air? But without photos cannot say.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Countess of Holland on December 08, 2014, 08:07:51 pm
:hi:  It does look good from a distance.   But she has had it rolled, moussed, teased and sprayed within an inch of her hair's life and some of the closer up photos show it's a tangled mess under the top layer.   She really put a lot of time and effort into this. 

It says a lot about Sophie that she completely copied Diana's look in the 90s and now she is completely copying Kate's.   A bit creepy, really.     :sob:

I wish Kate would copy Sophie's work-ethics and her connection to the people she speaks to. Sophie looks genuinely interested in the people she meets.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on December 08, 2014, 08:40:25 pm
^  I'd like to see some indicatation that Sophie extends some of her interest and connection to her children.   It seems that she spends most of her energy copying a woman young enough to be her daughter rather than being a mum to her children.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Alexandrine on December 08, 2014, 08:43:21 pm
Keep the discussion on the clothes  


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on December 09, 2014, 03:26:35 pm
Maybe it was the air? But without photos cannot say.

Here's a photo where you can see from the gap in her hair the signs of the rolling and teasing and hair products that were utilized.  She won't be able to do this very often or her hair will break off.  She should return to her natural brunette color and complete her metamorphosis into Kate.      :June:

https://38.media.tumblr.com/6c3b3b65c77274606e0d03dffeab6e99/tumblr_ngacypYzPj1r6jme9o1_1280.jpg



Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Alexandrine on December 09, 2014, 10:34:20 pm
I see it now. Yes, it looks kind of fake. But something I've noticed from other royals (mainly Mathilde) is that the hair looks fake or too done? I don't know but it's very weird. I don't go much to the hairdresser so no idea if this is a trend or what but I prefer more natural hairstyles.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: india on December 09, 2014, 10:45:17 pm
I do not think that Sophie is morphing into The Potato Head Stalking Faker.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on December 11, 2014, 04:47:30 pm
Sophie continues to dog Kate's style -- black dress, long pendant, long hair.   Although half of Sophie's hair is stuffed into her turtleneck for some strange reason.    :tehe:


http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-asoLGsqN8HY/VInAmFWxB-I/AAAAAAAAEkY/4dquYdYLjU8/s1600/Carols_by_Candlelight_146.jpg


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: india on December 11, 2014, 05:06:48 pm
A black turtle neck was not invented by The Potato Head Stalker. She does not have the monopoly on them. They are worn all the time.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on December 12, 2014, 10:35:20 pm
But not by Sophie.  Until Kate made black her trademark color.   



Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: AnaBolena on January 01, 2015, 07:28:21 pm
^ It's one of the top fashion colours for 2014-2015 Winter.  That's not copying Waity.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Fly on the wall on January 05, 2015, 07:30:56 pm
The burka 'proves you don't have to show a lot of flesh in order to be beautiful' says the Countess of Wessex

It has proved controversial in Britain and has been banned outright in France but it seems the burka does have at least one high profile supporter - the Countess of Wessex.

'It’s very evident that Muslim women can be fashionable while also retaining their modesty,' said the 49-year-old in an interview ahead of her 50th birthday this month.

'And it's a great way of bringing people together, and saying, "Look, this is what we're really like".'
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2897442/The-burka-proves-don-t-lot-flesh-order-beautiful-says-Countess-Wessex.html



Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: YooperModerator on January 06, 2015, 12:11:22 am
^Sorry.  I think she put her foot in it this time.  The burka is the symbol of male-domination and subjugation of women.   :thumbsdown:


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: terrajoule on January 06, 2015, 05:00:15 am
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retaining their modesty,' said the 49-year-old
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/24118241
:thumbsup:



Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: cate1949 on January 06, 2015, 05:22:44 am
Sophie was at a Muslim fashion designers program - so she was being diplomatic -

We see the burga as being a sign of male domination - but if you speak to Muslim woman many of then do not see it that way - they  see it as a choice they make - a sign of their beliefs - and they will say it takes courage to wear it in the West.  I think we should acknowledge that our ideas are not the only right ones - I agree the burqa is often a sign of a male dominated society  and I certainly do not want to wear one  but we are not all that liberated and frankly - we live in a sex saturated culture where modesty is no longer a virtue.  Some women often are pleased to be able to be modest.

I'm just saying that it is not always wise to transfer our perceptions based on our culture to another culture.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: archduchess on January 06, 2015, 05:40:29 pm
I don't want to offend anyone but that's a very idiotic comment from Sophie in my opinion.

@cate1949: we live in a culture where modesty is no longer a virtue?
Do you mean women who don't wear burkas are cheap tra**s who are flaunting their bodies?
Sorry ..I don't agree with you at all.
Many non-muslim-woman often get a look of disapproval from muslim men despite wearing decent clothes. After years or even decades living in a western country some muslim men are the ones who have problems to acknowledge that their ideas are not the only right ones.
Tolerance goes both ways.




Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: CarryingOn on January 07, 2015, 03:46:17 pm
I think the wearing of the burqa is a topic that people should know the full circumstances behind before they make blanketed comments in either direction. It's a very fine line in a lot of cases of what is truly culture and choice and what is patriarchal domination, force, and brain washing. I also think in no way should modesty be brought into the equation the way many seem to do it. If this is a way for some muslim women to show their modesty good for them BUT it should be specified that it's their way of doing so and not implied or blatantly spelled out that women who do not do choose to do so are automatically being immodest as that's not the case at all. Like I said, it's a fine line to walk and people need to think before they speak or say nothing at all.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on January 09, 2015, 02:31:47 pm


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2902845/As-Duchess-Cambridge-turns-33-s-stylish-Prince-George-reason-why.html


And somewhere -- deep within the empty rooms of Bagshot -- an agonized screech echoes --- "NOOOOOOO!!   I'M the style queen!!!   I wear everything SHE wears!  I've grown my hair out!   And I'm the Queen's FAAAAVORIIITEEE!!!

 :tehe:     :flower:


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: CathyJane on January 09, 2015, 04:57:57 pm
 :tehe:


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: AnaBolena on January 09, 2015, 09:34:24 pm
Good heavens, if that's your idea of funny - enough said.  :tehe: :laugh: :laugh:

Daily Fail and the pavement aren't anything to use to support anything believable lol


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: gingerboy24 on January 10, 2015, 08:28:37 am
Wasty has no style, and the sprog looks like a kid from a 1950´s orphanage most of the time.  Comments pretty scathing, although I see ma and/or juggers have got the paid trolls out again.  Not one decent outfit in that article. She always reminds me of a person you could buy a million dollar outfit for and she would still look trashy.  Sophie, on the other hand, generally looks well turned out and actually looks like a royal.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on January 10, 2015, 12:27:13 pm
Quote
the sprog looks like a kid from a 1950´s orphanage most of the time.

Poor Louise in her too small/too large clothes, thick white tights, and large mary janes and unkempt hair is in the same boat.  Must be a new look for royal kids.     :hi:


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: india on January 10, 2015, 02:53:37 pm
Sophie and Edward like to be around their children. It is easily apparent that they enjoy them. No complaining about them. Quite refreshing.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: gingerboy24 on January 10, 2015, 03:47:43 pm
^Yes, more than we can say for the lazy duo.  Maybe Louise likes being dressed as she is, she is old enough to say so if she is unhappy, unlike sprog who gets no say.  Rather be Louise than sprog, at least I would know my parents actually wanted me all the time and not just for pr purposes. 


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Alexandrine on January 18, 2015, 09:43:37 pm
Sophie turns 50 as her stylist chef serves up haute couture

http://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/552688/Sophie-Countess-of-Wessex-turns-50-promotes-personal-chef-to-fashion-stylist

 :-


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on January 18, 2015, 11:33:23 pm
^ How bizarre!     ???   :-   ???


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: india on January 19, 2015, 12:00:08 am
When you are a creative individual, it is possible to be talented in many different fields. So it is very likely that a chef could also be a stylist.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Countess of Holland on January 19, 2015, 07:35:29 am
Indeed. And many chefs who own restaurants are f.e. also responsible for the interior of their restaurant.

Being a good chef asks for a lot of creativity, not just the ingredients you put together, but also how you present it on a plate.

Anyway, Ms. H will find anything bizarre when it concerns the Countess of Wessex. First she goes on and on about Sophie needed a stylist, now Sophie has one and it still isn't OK. And if Sophie would have a chef AND a stylist (two different persons), Sophie would be accused of spending too much money.
Damned if she does, damned if she doesn't.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on January 19, 2015, 12:42:10 pm
^Yes, Miss H goes on and on about all the royal women needing stylists -- Kate with her hair and too short dresses; Camilla with her facial hair; and Sophie trying to be 25 again.     

But Sophie hired a chef.   That is weird.  There are all kinds of people who are trained to be stylists who would love to have a job.  Why not hire one of them?   Why take a cook who is -- as the article states -- a "bloke's bloke" and then even more bizarrely say that one of his duties might be to "zip her up"?????

Is this someone's way of trying to leak that Sophie is having an affair with her chef-turned-stylist?     :- :- :-


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Countess of Holland on January 19, 2015, 12:46:35 pm
Now you would love that don't you? Sophie cheating on Edward.

Anyway, a bloke's bloke is often a veiled way of saying someone is 'not the marrying kind' aka gay. So he won't be interested in Sophie anyway.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: gingerboy24 on January 19, 2015, 01:43:55 pm
^Totally agree CofH, that is what I thought as well. Seems it is bash anyone to try and make wasty look good, sadly she is too far gone to look anywhere near good, in any way, shape or form. She has shown her true colours and they are not good.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on January 19, 2015, 02:29:48 pm
^ I have never thought Ed and Sophie were anything more than friends, so I think if either of them took up with others, they'd simply be following the Windsor tradition.   But as I also see both of them as rather passionless, I don't think either of them could be bothered to go the trouble of having an affair.

The article is just very odd in pointing out that he is a "bloke's bloke" and that he'll "zip her up".   Rather odd information to put out there.    :cookie:


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Alexandrine on January 19, 2015, 02:57:51 pm
Keep the discussion on the topic at hand not in the posters.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on January 20, 2015, 05:12:41 pm
I don't think the chef-turned-stylist hit a home run on this look.  I can think of a lot of other prettier coats that Sophie has worn before.

And, of course, it wouldn't be Sophie if she didn't copy SOMETHING from Kate.  This time, the messy bun.

Here's Sophie's version:

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/01/20/24DFBA5600000578-2918370-image-a-132_1421769835767.jpg

. . . of Kate's hair a month ago in NYC:

http://hollywoodlife.com/2014/12/10/kate-middleton-metropolitan-museum-of-art-gala-nyc-hair-how-to/




Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: FortressODaveBarry on January 20, 2015, 05:15:52 pm
^Doubt she's copying Kate. Messy buns for fancy events have been all over Pinterest for quite a while.

^^"David Quick is...even washing her underwear, a traditionally female role."
"David is very much a bloke's bloke and has never done anything in this field before."

 :-


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: gingerboy24 on January 20, 2015, 08:45:31 pm
^ Agree. and can´t think of anyone wanting to copy wasty´s lack of hairstyle.

My sister-in-law had male help in the house  Bit like a housekeeper, but a man.  Shopping, cooking, laundry, ironing, housework, he was a real "Stan the Man".  Did a wonderful job too, a lovely chap, and he had a wife and two kids at home and not at all effeminate.  He loved running a house.  I did ask if he laundered all underwear etc and she said oh yes, he does the lot. So maybe not as odd as we think.  I met the guy, never put him down as  housekeeper type and definitely liked his footie, few beers with his pals etc.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Alexandrine on January 20, 2015, 09:02:35 pm
I don't think the cause of wonder is that he is a man. There are lot of men in the fashion industry. The strange thing is that he was a chef and now he is her stylist. Well he is more than a stylist he is her dresser. That's a lot more responsibility and someone with no experience whatsoever working in that role for a royal does seem weird.

This article is super strange and they thought to make an exclusive of this makes you think.




Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on January 20, 2015, 09:21:22 pm
^^ Yes, I don't know why Sophie wanted to copy Kate's messy bun style but she did. . .      :-

https://i.embed.ly/1/display/resize?key=1e6a1a1efdb011df84894040444cdc60&url=http%3A%2F%2Fpbs.twimg.com%2Fmedia%2FB7zXMs1IIAAauC2.jpg

How could her cook let her go out with this hair?    :shy:


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: FortressODaveBarry on January 20, 2015, 09:58:14 pm
"So maybe not as odd as we think."

If the article hadn't been so oddly phrased, I wouldn't be thinking "omg, he zips up her dress and washes her undies." But the fact that they made such a point of it makes me question what the story behind the story is. Because normally a magazine wouldn't have to point out "she'll be undressed around her personal stylist." Is the take away supposed to be Sophie and Edward have an open relationship, and "new stylist" is the only way she can trot this guy everywhere ?  :dontknow: I'm also still confused why the previous guy suddenly quit 30 years of service to become a monk. Especially since he was described as "flamboyant", loved dance and was apparently gay or bi-sexual


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Little light on January 20, 2015, 10:34:33 pm
I've often thought that the red tops (tabloids) write stories like this in such a style that we have to read between the lines to find out what is really going on.

Remember during the Charles/Diana years that on the day of their anniversary, they both had separate engagements and it was described by the couple as a work day and they would celebrate their wedding anniversary later?

Well it was years later that we found out that they were living separate lives and had been doing so for a few years already. So it may well be that the Earl and Countess are in the same situation as PC and PD.

Or it maybe entirely innocuous  ???, but it does seem suspicous to me. Well maybe not suspicious, but a strange wording of the article certainly.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Alexandrine on January 20, 2015, 10:37:36 pm
The wording is what makes you think. Why make the cleaning of undies so important? I doubt that this never happened before or in other royal families.



Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Rosella on January 20, 2015, 10:56:41 pm
"So maybe not as odd as we think."

If the article hadn't been so oddly phrased, I wouldn't be thinking "omg, he zips up her dress and washes her undies." But the fact that they made such a point of it makes me question what the story behind the story is. Because normally a magazine wouldn't have to point out "she'll be undressed around her personal stylist." Is the take away supposed to be Sophie and Edward have an open relationship, and "new stylist" is the only way she can trot this guy everywhere ?  :dontknow: I'm also still confused why the previous guy suddenly quit 30 years of service to become a monk. Especially since he was described as "flamboyant", loved dance and was apparently gay or bi-sexual

He may have been gay and flamboyant but he was also obviously deeply religious. The two things aren't mutually exclusive.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: FortressODaveBarry on January 21, 2015, 12:18:40 am
I didn't phrase that the right way. I didn't mean being gay means you can't be religious. I just thought it was odd that someone would go from being the life of the party & out of the closet / or living his chosen lifestyle to hiding himself away and taking on a life of celibacy and cheese making (or whatever the heck monks do these days)






Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on January 22, 2015, 03:55:47 pm
Seriously, would any of us go out in public with our hair looking like this???

http://cache3.asset-cache.net/gc/461825240-sophie-countess-of-wessex-during-a-visit-to-gettyimages.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=GkZZ8bf5zL1ZiijUmxa7QaRssqvKcGKJrguzse8SQvHCjJKf3ykg%2b44RwpYXhgwfUXx56PtoufBslimx%2fptYRA%3d%3d


If the cook did this, he needs to be sent back to the kitchen.     :bored:


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: india on January 22, 2015, 09:42:33 pm
Well, at least it's not a big old load of fake hair shrouding her head like a Victorian curtain.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on March 04, 2015, 12:15:31 am

She needs color, she needs a healthy trim, she needs hair intervention pronto!!       :wopedo:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Ea69KloYfEU/VPY5RpRpfkI/AAAAAAAAFc4/4PwVFR2I2uI/s1600/11042948_10205519749253744_1761960412669427256_n.jpg


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: CathyJane on March 04, 2015, 01:54:00 am
Yes she does!!


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Alexandrine on March 04, 2015, 08:50:49 pm
I prefer her hair like this than short. But maybe I would like her going brunette.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on March 05, 2015, 03:31:37 pm
^

Her short, short hair back in the days she was copying Diana was not flattering to her, but her jaw length, layered style she used to have was flattering to her.   Her hair is just too thin to be this long.  It looks unkempt.    But I agree with you that going darker might make her hair look healthier.   And Kate has dark hair, so she could kill two birds with one stone with a color change!  


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Alexandrine on March 05, 2015, 03:42:32 pm
^ I didn't like that hairstyle either. But I like this one, is softer and she looks better with it rather than with short hair. Though I think you are right about her thin hair. Must be complicated to keep the hair this long.

Dark ok but if starts with the curls...


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Kuei Fei on March 05, 2015, 07:31:14 pm
Sophie needs to first start dressing her daughter fairly normally, then start styling and dressing her age and STOP with the sardonic slouching. I am so SICK of that stance and frankly I ma sick of the sloppy tousled look. She and Kate and others need to start looking better coiffed.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on March 16, 2015, 01:38:48 pm


I'm not sure what the point is to the big sash hanging down to one side below the hem.    :dontknow:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10983206_816997401722460_2227694649656186891_n.jpg?oh=2526320d4b15d5534a267a4c16f362c9&oe=55B18D24&__gda__=1438080334_11907b459500a42bbd05266c7e1602da


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: CathyJane on March 16, 2015, 03:59:26 pm
Me either, doesn't do much for the dress.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: india on March 16, 2015, 04:21:27 pm
I like it. It's the asymmetrical look. Very in.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: gingerboy24 on March 16, 2015, 04:31:27 pm
I quite like it for a change, something different for a change.  At least Sophie is wearing it at a respectable length. The longer side bit can always be moved to make it look  bit different on another occasion.  Lovely woman, a touch of class unlike wasty.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on March 17, 2015, 01:40:22 pm
I like it. It's the asymmetrical look. Very in.


I saw that the label called it an "asymmetrical" dress.  But I think of asymmetrical as being one side of a hem being longer.   Just a strip of cloth hanging down looks like the wearer didn't look in the mirror before going out.   Other than that strip hanging down, the dress looked nice.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on March 25, 2015, 03:02:34 pm



I just don't know why the cook lets Sophie appear in public with her hair like this:

https://scontent-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10624980_873304339374391_1596038286141092736_n.jpg?oh=fd648f3b44565b037d0ced6021c4dad5&oe=55BCCD2A

This is fine to throw on the sweats and run to the store for a pint of milk.   But not for a royal engagement!      bignono





Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Alexandrine on March 25, 2015, 04:54:22 pm
the cook  :laugh:


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on March 26, 2015, 05:18:30 pm
Sophie adopted Kate's sideways bun for Richard III's burial.    And . . . is that black eyeliner I see around Sophie's eyes????        :o


http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/03/26/14/2703C22C00000578-3012575-image-a-86_1427380329003.jpg


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: india on March 26, 2015, 08:02:18 pm
Yes, it does look like black eye liner. However, she doesn't wear it 24/7 and she doesn't look like a cartoonish raccoon-eyed potato head weighted down with mountains of fake hair, tombstone fake teeth, gallons of facial filler. constant insane gurning and grinning, constantly making oh so stupid utterances with a very fake posh put-on accent and finally constantly massaging and pressing her over exposed crotch for all the world to see.  Phew!!!!


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Kuei Fei on March 27, 2015, 12:33:42 am
Sophie adopted Kate's sideways bun for Richard III's burial.    And . . . is that black eyeliner I see around Sophie's eyes????        :o
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/03/26/14/2703C22C00000578-3012575-image-a-86_1427380329003.jpg

Why is Sophie looking off into space with that freakish look on her face? Everyone else is staring into their memorial programs and following the service.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on March 27, 2015, 02:04:54 am
Sophie adopted Kate's sideways bun for Richard III's burial.    And . . . is that black eyeliner I see around Sophie's eyes????        :o
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/03/26/14/2703C22C00000578-3012575-image-a-86_1427380329003.jpg

Why is Sophie looking off into space with that freakish look on her face? Everyone else is staring into their memorial programs and following the service.

She is posing for any camera that will (hopefully) take her photo.    :loveshower:


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Kuei Fei on March 27, 2015, 03:14:57 am
Charlotte Casiraghi (daughter of Princess Caroline of Monaco) often does the same thing, looking like a complete space cadet. During a High Mass she was looking into space when she should have been praying and during other events. Sophie is just as dippy, only at her age it's pathetic.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: meememe on March 27, 2015, 07:32:45 am
Sophie adopted Kate's sideways bun for Richard III's burial.    And . . . is that black eyeliner I see around Sophie's eyes????        :o
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/03/26/14/2703C22C00000578-3012575-image-a-86_1427380329003.jpg

Why is Sophie looking off into space with that freakish look on her face? Everyone else is staring into their memorial programs and following the service.


The label on the DM website attached to the picture indicates that this picture was taken during the reading of the message from The Queen so Sophie is looking at the person reading The Queen's message while those looking down are either not paying attention to what is being read or the message is also printed in the programme and so are following what it being said that way.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on March 27, 2015, 01:36:06 pm
Oh, so that's her I-am-the-Queen's-favorite-daughter-in-law-and-I-approve-this-message look.    :loveshower:

AND she's posing!


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: HennyPenny on March 28, 2015, 05:39:30 am
^^^^^ Then she walks up to the podium and tells the congregation "I Countess of Wessex approve this message "  :tehe: :tehe: :tehe:


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on March 30, 2015, 04:09:10 pm
Here is Sophie at the Richard III ceremony.   Notice how everyone but her is sitting back in their seats like normal people.  She is perched up on the edge hoping that her photo will be taken!     :bouncy:    :loveshower:    :bouncy:    :loveshower:


http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-w2doDCgj_kE/VRQ7TtvP0TI/AAAAAAAAFzU/1sslaqApTTk/s1600/LEMA20150326A-021_C-1024.jpg

She is so obvious in her quest for publicity.

She needs to do her hair along the lines of the Duchess of Gloucester.  It would be much more flattering to her.   


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: My2Pence on April 07, 2015, 02:38:49 pm
The Duchess of Glouchester is 68. Sophie has a ways to go before she needs to consider such an move, which I think would not flatter her. That fluffy style works for Birgitte and Camilla, but Sophie is better with minimalist hair like Victoria of Sweden.

I perch on the edge of the pews at church myself because like Sophie, I'm not very tall. If I sit all the way back on some furniture, my feet are off the floor or my legs stick straight out because the seat is deeper than my thighs are long. If you watch Victoria of Sweden, she rarely sits with her back against the furniture. She sits up straight and on the edge of the seat.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on April 07, 2015, 03:06:52 pm
I agree that Sophie needs minimalist hair, hence the reference to the Duchess of Gloucester, who had this style at 50.  In fact, Sophie has had this style before.   It's only since Kate married in that Sophie has become all fussed with her hair, growing it too long, using hair pieces, and going wild with bobby pins and spray.   She needs to go back to a simple, flattering cut.     


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: My2Pence on April 07, 2015, 03:12:19 pm
I think the hair was way too short for awhile. Long-enough to put away and use with a tiara is what she needs, but not fluffy or fussy. Charlene looks good with shorter hair, and Mathilde has always suited her middle aged hairstyle.  But I think most royal ladies (Maxima, Letizia, Sophie, etc.) would be better to emulate Victoria and put their hair up most of the time.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on April 07, 2015, 03:16:24 pm
Yes, back when she was copying Diana, she cut her hair too short.  But there was a period in there when her hair was chin length and that is the most flattering look for her.

Maxima is very creative with her hair and hair pieces.    :loveshower:    She isn't afraid to mix it up.   Victoria could use some variety in her hair styles, too.

Royal women shouldn't be afraid of short hair and tiaras.  Diana always looked fabulous with her short hair and tiaras.    And Queen Elizabeth has always had short hair.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on April 28, 2015, 06:32:03 pm
While we are waiting for whatever is going to happen in Cambridge World, I checked in on our Coy Countess and found a photo from her last engagement:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CDW0iykW4AAbLZJ.jpg:large

Blonde, straight hair below her shoulder blades.   Unflattering.        :bored:


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on May 11, 2015, 08:27:16 pm
Two different shades of blue, and a sprig of hair sticking out from the "bun".   The cook outdid himself on this engagement!      kisss

https://twitter.com/RAFBenson/status/597822189044408321/photo/1


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: CathyJane on May 11, 2015, 08:37:12 pm
Soph needs a new hair stylist pronto!


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Alexandrine on May 11, 2015, 08:58:25 pm

*that hair*  :-X

the cook must be a magnificent chef but his skills in the fashion world are so so, let's see what she wears in June for the wedding


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Akasha 85 on May 11, 2015, 10:13:40 pm
Oh dear she has looked better :thumbsdown:


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on May 15, 2015, 04:48:07 pm
The hair.  She needs a cut or she needs a Maxima wig.     :cookie:

http://markcuthbert.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/15-05-14-Ballet-Sophie/G0000LXMnY4qte3w/I000099JxQOrW8sQ/C00005NkIg5nCHms


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Alexandrine on May 29, 2015, 11:54:17 am
her hair must be ver fine but I suppose that a good hairdresser should know how to work with it.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: FortressODaveBarry on May 29, 2015, 02:01:57 pm
^To borrow from Sheldon Cooper, the cook must be very skilled at coitus


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on June 01, 2015, 09:41:40 pm
This is a particularly unflattering hairstyle for Sophie.

https://scontent-atl1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/11209686_857255717696628_7927787818260740818_n.jpg?oh=5b8f43589c9878e24f8218bdfcd09e66&oe=55F8BACC

And she's copying Kate's sapphire earrings.

Fire the cook!!!!    :tehe:


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: CathyJane on June 02, 2015, 03:43:44 am
She needs to go back to her shorter style.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 02, 2015, 04:14:02 pm
Yup her hair is getting stringy she needs to cut it


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: YooperModerator on June 02, 2015, 08:46:52 pm
Total makeover is needed here from what I keep seeing and it's a decline each time.  Top to bottom.  She has some nice features but she's doing nothing with 'em and looks far too stringy and pinched.  Do over!


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Alexandrine on June 02, 2015, 09:26:24 pm
then it's the makeover of the makeover because Sophie didn't start like this http://orderofsplendor.blogspot.com.es/2012/01/flashback-friday-sophies-transformation.html


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: YooperModerator on June 02, 2015, 10:12:15 pm
^Oh.  Well, it's worn off or else she's drinking like a stevedore every night.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Alexandrine on June 02, 2015, 10:29:05 pm
^ or playing table games with the cook...


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: My2Pence on June 03, 2015, 05:19:43 pm
Other than the horse dress I cannot stand, Sophie looked great at the Garden Party. Fun hat, good hair, nice makeup.

http://i58.tinypic.com/33djq83.jpg



Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Alexandrine on June 04, 2015, 11:29:54 pm
^the hat looks nice but I'm getting bored with that style, all look they same...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3110804/Still-spritely-despite-declared-dead-BBC-Queen-smiles-Sophie-Anne-meet-members-W-I.html

she looks much better here but she is starting to show her age which is normal but makes you think that one style doesn't suit all ages

except Anne I'm sure she wore that suit in her 20s


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on June 05, 2015, 06:32:49 pm
^ I was going to say that Sophie was heavily photoshopped as compared to Anne, but now I'm thinking Sophie has botoxed her forehead.  What do you think?   Normally she has heavy lines, but there doesn't seem to be much movement going on above her eyes.   


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Alexandrine on June 07, 2015, 08:56:18 pm
at first your post surprised me because when I look at the photos I thought she looked very old but after focusing on her forehead it does look botoxed. Hope she keeps it low because it can look very artificial.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on June 08, 2015, 02:11:40 pm
^ Sophie is preparing for her close up at the soon-to-be-oh-so-amusing Swedish wedding this weekend.   She is struggling with her age and so is moving into Princess Michael territory of nips and tucks and botox and artfully draped scarves and face covering hats . . . . .  :tehe:

Yes, if she keeps it up, she will look ridiculous and obvious.  I think now that she has started, she will keep it up. . .


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Alexandrine on June 09, 2015, 11:38:29 pm
^hehe everyone does that before a royal wedding

I'm biased because I like Marie Christine, not to have her as a relative or even friend, but she is so good for gossip and I still think she looks good.

so how about this one?

http://www.gettyimages.es/search/events/558211823?editorialproduct=royalty

maybe too matchy matchy though the colour is good on her


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on June 10, 2015, 01:34:25 pm
^ Queen and Anne have NEVER botoxed before an event where they hope to be photographed.     :bouncy:

And, I, too, am fond of Princess Michael.  She is who she is and makes no bones about it.   Unlike Sophie who is coy/simpering and unauthentic.   

I do like this one:   

http://www.gettyimages.es/search/events/558211823?editorialproduct=royalty

It is stylish, flattering to Sophie's body, and age appropriate.   :thumbsup: 



Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: simplyme on June 14, 2015, 01:40:15 pm
Sincerely for her age, status and body I think she dress well, no all the time, of course, but I like her style, usually.

Why you think she is doing Botox???  :dontknow:


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on June 14, 2015, 07:48:18 pm
^  Her lack of foreheard wrinkles, or movement in her forehead at her last few engagements.   Normally, she looks like this:

http://wpmedia.o.canada.com/2013/11/450372091.jpg

But just recently, we can still see the eye and cheek wrinkles, but not a line in the forehead.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-UoALOSvggxc/VXB20i-HxwI/AAAAAAAAHCM/RnRZ_xHDvjE/s1600/IIM-10446-0007.jpg

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/06/08/18/29739BDF00000578-0-image-a-13_1433783923092.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-46pDKCJcwY4/VXH-1SeRR2I/AAAAAAAAHEs/D1eat_A90-0/s1600/IIM-10451-0034.jpg



Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: rosielinks on June 14, 2015, 08:00:49 pm
Well observed. She looks better with the botox IMHO.



Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: india on June 14, 2015, 09:10:49 pm
The botox is done very discreetly on Sophie unlike the over usage of fillers and botox on The Potato Head.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: simplyme on June 14, 2015, 09:54:10 pm
^  Her lack of foreheard wrinkles, or movement in her forehead at her last few engagements.   Normally, she looks like this:

http://wpmedia.o.canada.com/2013/11/450372091.jpg

But just recently, we can still see the eye and cheek wrinkles, but not a line in the forehead.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-UoALOSvggxc/VXB20i-HxwI/AAAAAAAAHCM/RnRZ_xHDvjE/s1600/IIM-10446-0007.jpg

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/06/08/18/29739BDF00000578-0-image-a-13_1433783923092.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-46pDKCJcwY4/VXH-1SeRR2I/AAAAAAAAHEs/D1eat_A90-0/s1600/IIM-10451-0034.jpg



Maybe a good cream? Sincerely she doesn't seem a vanity girl, but I don't know, the pics are clear


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: CathyJane on June 15, 2015, 03:55:46 am
The botox is done very discreetly on Sophie unlike the over usage of fillers and botox on The Potato Head.


Very true!


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on June 15, 2015, 02:07:06 pm
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The botox is done very discreetly on Sophie unlike the over usage of fillers and botox on The Potato Head.

Well, I wouldn't describe botox as 'discreet' myself since it obviously takes out noticeable wrinkles.   Her deep forehead ridges are gone.  Quite noticeable, in my opinion.

But I agree that she has a ways to go to catch up to Kate's -- or Camilla's -- or Princess Michael's -- procedures.   But she has started now.  And there will be no turning back.  She'll probably address her eye wrinkles next.

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Maybe a good cream? Sincerely she doesn't seem a vanity girl, but I don't know, the pics are clear

Sophie is very, very vain and self centered and has low self esteem.   But she has this, "Aw shucks, little ol' me" thing going on . . . .   :cookie:


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on June 15, 2015, 06:46:16 pm
Here's a photo from today which shows massive wrinkles around her eyes, but her forehead is smooth as a baby's bottom.     :wo:    Evidently, she's starting at the top and working her way down.

http://www.gettyimages.fi/detail/news-photo/sophie-countess-of-wessex-leaves-the-order-of-the-garter-news-photo/477229458



Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Alexandrine on June 15, 2015, 06:52:49 pm
seems that the wedding dress was a present in an official visit

http://orderofsplendor.blogspot.com.es/2015/06/prince-carl-philip-sofias-wedding-royal_14.html

it's a nice touch and the dress was nice though not remarkable but the colour looks good on her and goes with the tiara


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: simplyme on June 15, 2015, 07:10:44 pm
Nice dress and perfect for the occasion, but sincerely Maxima and Matilde much better


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on June 15, 2015, 07:13:46 pm
The dress was bland, and I expected something more flashy.  But she must have felt obligated to wear it.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: simplyme on June 16, 2015, 07:13:03 pm
http://hrhcountessofwessex.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/lead-belly-fest-in-support-of-shooting.html

I think this dress isn't for her


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: rosielinks on June 16, 2015, 09:02:56 pm
I like the dress, but perhaps it is not her style.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: CathyJane on June 17, 2015, 01:32:15 am
No. Horizonal stripes don't suit anybody but the extremely tall and thin, imo.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Tpearl on June 17, 2015, 04:03:11 am
True


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Alexandrine on June 20, 2015, 10:04:42 pm
I love Alaia but this dress is better suited for a night event in a dark colour with high heels.

http://www.newmyroyals.com/2015/06/sophie-countess-of-wessex-attend-order.html

I didn't like the garter dress either, maybe too costumey? Or the fabric is weird?


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on June 20, 2015, 10:15:26 pm
I didn't like the garter dress either, maybe too costumey? Or the fabric is weird?

Or it screams "Look at ME!  Take my picture!"      :loveshower:

I agree about the fabric.  Look at how the collar and the hem seem uneven.   But I do like the color of green. 


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Alexandrine on June 20, 2015, 10:21:35 pm
The colour green looks good on her though all the black complements make it look too severe.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on July 02, 2015, 02:41:58 pm
And the hair . . . .again!   What 50-year-old professional scrapes her hair back into a scrawny ponytail for a public engagement??   And the blouse is just sloppy. 

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ql1_Gmd5bUE/VZPFJcikqcI/AAAAAAAAH58/EgYk68djqAY/s640/Future%2BDreams%2BFundraiser%2B-%2BKey%2BShots%2B016.jpg

Does the woman not look at her photos?   Does she not look in a mirror?    Is the cook blind??        bignono       ???        :nervous:


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Alexandrine on July 02, 2015, 04:04:20 pm
but the problem is that she has too little hair not the ponytail I think

there aren't better photos of the outfit?


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on July 02, 2015, 04:42:22 pm
The problem is, her hair is too thin for a ponytail, and she is too old for a ponytail.  Two problems.  She needs a haircut.

Here is another photo of the outfit.  The blouse was just all wrong.   

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-IUuIICYFsW0/VZPFctBSKrI/AAAAAAAAH6c/2nYQI5bcIbM/s640/Future%2BDreams%2BFundraiser%2B-%2BKey%2BShots%2B026.jpg
 


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Alexandrine on July 02, 2015, 04:44:22 pm
No, her problem is the purse. I can deal with the ponytail but not that purse!!!

Yep, the shirt doesn't fit but in any case the other women are in more cocktail attire and she looks more daytime dressed?


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on July 02, 2015, 05:03:35 pm
Her skirt is killed by the blouse.  If she wore a dressy black top, it would have looked nice.   The purse is awful.   So is the ponytail!     :loveshower:


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: CathyJane on July 02, 2015, 08:47:34 pm
Agreed Miss Hathaway. Soph needs to either look at herself before she leaves or get a new dresser.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Alexandrine on July 02, 2015, 08:53:20 pm
Purse seems a rejected choice from QE.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on July 08, 2015, 07:33:32 pm
Yikes!   The botox wore off with a vengance!   She's looking not a day over 64, here!    8)

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/07/08/13/2A55C18700000578-3153284-image-a-91_1436358423828.jpg


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: rosielinks on July 14, 2015, 04:21:14 pm
I noticed that photo too from Wimbledon and was shocked by it.

She does look ancient there. Deep lines on her forehead, around her eyes and folds by her mouth. Shocking.

Maybe this is what she truly looks like without photoshopping or maybe it is just unfortunate.

I think she should cut her hair shorter and stop pushing it back from her forehead - it is too square to be shown off.  Her hairline is too far back. She needs a swept aside fringe.

It is incredible how she can get it so wrong with all the money and help at her disposal.



Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: AnaBolena on July 14, 2015, 05:05:21 pm
^ They've photoshopped Sophie all the way, but not how you think.

Everyone around Sophie, even other people's clothes all look softened - Willy looks ultra softened and is highly smoothed and blurred on the face.

Sophie, on the other hand has had photoshopping done to over-sharpen her appearance which would utterly age even a baby.

Why this was done I have no idea, but I have an educated guess as to who would request Sophie be made to look terrible.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on July 14, 2015, 06:21:32 pm
Ooooo . . WHO would request that Sophie be made to look terrible?    Do tell!    :cookie:


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: CathyJane on July 14, 2015, 08:17:07 pm
Perhaps Ma?? So Waity won't look older than Soph?  :shy:


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: rosielinks on July 14, 2015, 08:19:24 pm
Surely Ma can't tell the press who to photoshop? or am I being naive....

Sophie must be spitting feathers.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on July 14, 2015, 09:55:59 pm
Perhaps Ma?? So Waity won't look older than Soph?  :shy:

I can't imagine Carole or Kate would be the least bit bothered by Sophie who is old enough to be Kate's mother and a bit player on the royal stage.   Sophie has been photoshopped to death and a lot of posters in royal forums think she really looks like that.   But here are some other photos that show her lines and sags:

This is from about 2000, when Sophie was still copying Diana and the Middletons were unheard of.  Eye wrinkles and lines from nose to mouth are evident even then:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/1265000/images/_1265933_so.300.jpg

This is from Victoria's and Daniel's wedding from five years ago, before Kate was even engaged.  Sophie's eye wrinkles and the deep lines from nose to mouth are quite evident.  Of course, they are worse now, five years later, as can be seen from the Wimbledon photo:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_KMZsVauhWU4/TCHkXhGX5hI/AAAAAAAAA5M/Bu03CntPQe4/s1600/sophie2.jpg

These two photos are from a couple of years ago.  Again, the deep forehead wrinkles, eye wrinkles and lines from nose to mouth are obvious.

http://us.hellomagazine.com/imagenes//royalty/2013092114671/sophie-countess-wessex-speech-india/0-74-595/sophie-1--a.jpg

http://wpmedia.o.canada.com/2013/11/450372091.jpg







Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: AnaBolena on July 19, 2015, 04:57:18 pm
^^ It wouldn't be anyone necessarily who paid or requested Sophie be sharpened - the DM would do it themselves because they are high promoters of Wasty and would want any woman close to her to look as bad as possible.

^ I'm not going to attack Sophie for natural wrinkles.  Anyone at 50 will have wrinkles, but all those pics are sharpened.  HM's seldom are - DoE is softened most times - Willy is softened all the time and so on.  Di's pics have been extremely Photoshopped over the years yet Fergie sometimes is and was to the max and other times sharpened to look shocking.

These rags play games.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on July 20, 2015, 07:36:25 pm

It's easy to tell whose photos are softened -- they simply don't have wrinkles.  They look soft and creamy.   No one is attacking Sophie for having wrinkles.   Of course, she has wrinkles -- she is over 50.   What is funny is that so many Sophie sugars buy into the myth that she has no wrinkles.  They believe the photoshopped versions of Sophie.   There is one poster on another forum who truly believes that Sophie is looking younger every year, that she truly has no wrinkles, and that she and Edward are living in a Regency Romance, running around Bagshot Manor calling each other darling.    :loveshower: 

But the photos I linked in my post above show the real Sophie, with all her lines.   I don't think the DM was heightened -- that was Sophie in the glare of daylight.  That's how she looks.   You can see her photos from the BBC and other sources and they are comparable to the DM photo.   


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: simplyme on August 05, 2015, 06:17:07 am
^^ It wouldn't be anyone necessarily who paid or requested Sophie be sharpened - the DM would do it themselves because they are high promoters of Wasty and would want any woman close to her to look as bad as possible.

^ I'm not going to attack Sophie for natural wrinkles.  Anyone at 50 will have wrinkles, but all those pics are sharpened.  HM's seldom are - DoE is softened most times - Willy is softened all the time and so on.  Di's pics have been extremely Photoshopped over the years yet Fergie sometimes is and was to the max and other times sharpened to look shocking.

These rags play games.

Agree! I like her style, not always of course!

The DM decided always who put down and who not! Is their game


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on August 09, 2015, 07:35:11 pm

Sophie copies Kate's style again.   Horizontal blue and white stripes?  Check.   Navy skinnies?   Check.   Flats?   Check.   Ponytail?   Check.     :bored:



http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-dhHvAR14_Dg/VcZTfsGbi6I/AAAAAAAAKDs/FTr3uStMiRE/s1600/IIM-10855-0009.jpg


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: simplyme on August 09, 2015, 10:38:43 pm
Maybe you are right I don't know but all people have this kind of clothes in their wardrobe , or not?


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on August 09, 2015, 11:08:34 pm
Sophie did not.  When she first came onto the scene, she transformed herself into Diana as much as she could and played up the resemblance, even going so far as telling the interviewer before their wedding that she couldn't tell her photos from Diana's.    :laugh:

After Diana died, Sophie settled into a matronly/conservative style, grew her hair out some.

When Kate married in in 2011, Sophie began working out, dressing younger, grew her hair out long (which looks ridiculous, too thin), and began appearing in clothes such as the skinny jeans, flats, ponytails, hitting hockey pucks, etc. just as Kate is doing.  It's quite obvious, in my opinion.    The photographic evidence is there if anyone cares to google and look at.   

It's hilarious but it's also sad that this woman has such low self esteem that she feels she can't be herself.    :dontknow:


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Alexandrine on August 17, 2015, 07:24:24 pm
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Which brings us to this year’s list which is, of course, as hilarious as ever. How hilarious? Well, according to Vanity Fair, one of the best-dressed women in the world is … the Countess of Wessex. Who? Oh, that woman married to one of the chinless royals, a person I imagine most people in this country don’t think about ever but, according to Vanity Fair, is literally one of the most chic women in the world. Some poor work-experience kid at Condé Nast even had to cobble up the “Most Notable Ensemble of 2015” worn by Sophie Wessex, which really puts all the coffee fetching and photocopying I did in my days of work experience into perspective. Honestly, I don’t think even I can remember a single outfit this woman wore in her entire life. The best the Vanity Fair work experience could come up with was “a striped silk-satin Emilia Wickstead dress and a custom Jane Taylor hat, worn at Royal Ascot” a description which, what it lacks in justifying the countess’s presence on the list, it makes up for in evoking the Windsor women’s pitiable lives.

http://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2015/aug/10/best-dressed-list-vanity-fair-countess-of-wessex-celebrities-royals-hadley-freeman


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on August 18, 2015, 02:28:49 am
 :goodpost:

Hilarious!  And so accurate.   Despite all of Sophie's kissing up, plotting, planning, copying -- she is a non-entity outside of the queen's sphere.  Sometimes I think she thinks she is running to be appointed the next queen.    I wonder if she pulled strings to get on this fashion list?   


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: kolkomilko on August 18, 2015, 07:29:09 am
In my opinion these years' list we mustn't take seriously. I remember the list about breasts and Waity was the first there.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: gingerboy24 on August 18, 2015, 01:41:39 pm
IMO Sophie is on a much higher level than wasty will ever be.  Wasty has never worn anything I have see where she looks elegant, let alone classy.  To me she is like a person you can dress in a million dollar frock and she still shows ma´s council estate roots.  Always tacky and common whatever she wears is my view.  The wedding dress was a forerunner of what she favours in fashion, that was so tarty I could not believe my eyes, and the cone boobs just finished it off for me.  Nope, IMO wasty can´t hold a candle to Sophie,  let lagging behind every time.  Sophioe gets it wrong sometimes, but at least she is still elegant with it, wasty just gets it wrong every time  -  no doubt viper ma is her fashion advisor  :laugh: :laugh:


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: HennyPenny on August 19, 2015, 06:18:44 am
I thought this was the Countess of Wessex style thread


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on August 19, 2015, 10:41:41 am
In my opinion these years' list we mustn't take seriously. I remember the list about breasts and Waity was the first there.

You are so right.  Any list that puts Sophie Rhys Jones as a style queen can never be taken seriously!    :laugh:


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Countess of Holland on August 19, 2015, 01:49:15 pm
In the land of the blind... And with Waity in the list, the land is deaf, blind and dumb.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on August 19, 2015, 01:56:26 pm
Well, it is less surprising that Kate appears on "lists" as she is high profile.  But for Sophie Wessex to appear on a list like this is hilarious and proves it is not to be taken seriously.  No one knows who she is, and she is often identified as the wife of Prince Andrew.    :tehe:


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: simplyme on September 11, 2015, 03:35:59 am
I like her, she is doing her duties and most of the time I like what she wears, but I need to be agree after see some pics, old and news, her style is changing, and she seems to copy the most popular royal female of the time, or maybe she is following the fashion moment.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on November 04, 2015, 03:08:20 am
The DM has lately been making a point of publishing the cost of Sophie's designer clothes.  I think the knives are being sharpened for her in some quarters.  The Queen's protection won't last much longer.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3302545/Countess-Wessex-showcases-slim-figure-2-375-fitted-designer-dress-racy-peek-boo-waistband.html

The comments by readers are never very flattering.   Sophie trying to be a glamour girl is like Madonna trying to be a sexy, edgy rock star.   :bored: 


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Countess of Holland on November 04, 2015, 08:38:38 am
Really? The DM mentioning the prizes of the clothes is a sign that the knives are out? In that case the knives are out for every woman in the news; Sophie, Kate, Beatrice, Victoria Beckham, Helen Mirren etc.

It is their s.o.p. to name the prizes of dresses, regardless if these dresses are Main Street, High Street or designer-dresses.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: leogirl on November 04, 2015, 09:52:40 am
^^ It's for the fashion-obsessed. The people who buy up a dress as soon as they see their favorite celebrity/royal wear it. The DM tells them who made it and how much it costs and next thing it's sold out.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: buflesse on November 04, 2015, 09:59:32 am
I agree with Miss Hathaway. The DM knows that their readers can't afford dresses like that, and usually mentioning the price - especially in the headline - is a way to get people's backs up about how the monarchy is spending money while everyone else is struggling.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on November 04, 2015, 02:53:26 pm
^^ ^Yes, in my opinion, the knives are out for Sophie, Kate and Beatrice because they are all considered royal spongers by the Average Joe.    Victoria and Helen made their own money by working, so I don't think the Average Joe would begrudge them so much, as they do these royals.  There is more of a "twist of the knife" in the stories about the costs relating to Sophie, etc.    These kinds of stories never used to be written about Sophie,   They seem to suddenly be appearing as a push back against Sophie's PR about how great she is, and the fact that the monarchy is transitioning.

^I think the big guns a laying in wait for a time to go after the costs of the Wessexes living in Bagshot Manor.  They're just warming up with the cost of Sophie's designer clothes.   


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: HennyPenny on November 05, 2015, 12:11:22 am
^^^ That may be true, but I cant get over paying so much for a dress and it not fitting right .. Its too long for someone her height .. I will give her credit, it is a VAST improvement from where she began...


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: leogirl on November 05, 2015, 01:26:37 am
I do think they spend too much. People are struggling. IMO they could find similar stuff for much cheaper. And it's taxpayer funded, not bought by their own private income/savings? That's not good. Tax dollars should go to struggling families to help them get back on their feet (job loss, low income, maybe supplementary income while they take some classes toward a certificate or degree), not be used on expensive items. Or maybe they could hire a stylist or someone to make the clothes for them... at least then the clothes would fit properly.  :dontknow:


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Rosella on November 05, 2015, 01:32:50 am
 The Wessexes do not get direct funding from the taxpayer, though, except for expenses when on Royal engagements.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: leogirl on November 05, 2015, 03:44:52 am
Well, then it's fine. If it's their money they can do as they please.  :dontknow:


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on November 05, 2015, 04:52:45 am
They're not supposed to be receiving taxpayer money, but it's all a little murky.  Bagshot was renovated with taxpayer money. 

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2000/feb/13/antonybarnett.theobserver2

I think the stories coming out about the cost of Sophie's designer duds are the beginning of questions about their finances.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-102856/Queen-pays-Edward--Sophie-1-4million-quit-jobs.html


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Rosella on November 05, 2015, 05:09:06 am
I think that last linked article is from a time when the Civil List was in operation. As for Bagshot, it's quite usual for the Ministry of Defence to pay for delapidations when they've been leasing Crown Property and not dealing with essential repairs. In this case it was to bring it up to scratch for the new tenants, (the Wessexes.)


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Kuei Fei on November 05, 2015, 08:45:45 am
If the president or congress-critter spent money from the US military budget, there would be an outcry. Sophie and Edward are minor royals and should get, at most, a suite of rooms in each palace and be grateful for it, not a vast estate and huge income.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Countess of Holland on November 05, 2015, 12:46:09 pm
But the US military is responsible for the upkeep of the residence of the vice-president.

Bagshot Park was used by the UK military for a few decades under a lease-term with the Crown Estate. And like all tennants, they needed to return the house in a proper state after the lease was ended.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Alexandrine on November 05, 2015, 12:49:43 pm
Off topic chatter. Please keep this on the clothes.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on November 07, 2015, 09:26:21 pm
Sophie continues to seek attention by wearing a dress too low at the top and too short at the bottom to an engagement:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CTEq0mQXIAEAHCL.jpg:large

The two ladies at her side are appropriately dressed for the occasion and their age, in my opinion.

And Sophie's hair!  Is the cook still doing it?  What's with the little twig in the back??   bignono    She is desperate need of a good cut and style and stop trying to copy the younger royal women.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CTIZYjrXAAAUzEO.jpg

And at the Remembrance service, she still obviously labors under the delusion that people want to see her chest.  This dress is cut down below her sternum.   Why does the Queen let her get away with this?   ???

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CTPHEKoUEAALJK_.jpg

And a fat lot of good it did her; Kate still gets the publicity.   Be happy with what you have Sophie, and quit trying so hard!    :there:


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Alexandrine on November 07, 2015, 09:37:30 pm
I can pass the dress as a strange mistake, what was this engagement anway?

But the hair?!?!  :oooh:


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on November 07, 2015, 10:11:24 pm
The first dress is at a photography exhibit at Australia House yesterday. Sophie has made a habit of wearing much too low cut dresses/tops at engagements since Kate married in.   She evidently seems to think that will get her some attention.  She simply looks ridiculous, in my opinion.   Both of these are too low cut for her age and the occasion.   Neither the Queen, Anne, or Kate are wearing such low cut dresses.   Sophie should save these dresses for her private time with Eddie. 

The hair is a hot mess.  I don't understand how she thinks this is attractive?    lols


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Alexandrine on November 07, 2015, 10:19:48 pm
I would only use that hairdo for staying at home. Never would go out looking like that. And my hair can also be a hot mess.



Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on November 08, 2015, 02:02:43 pm
Sophie continues her theme of Inappropriate Dressing this weekend by turning up on the balcony for a solemn occasion wearing another low cut dress and a silly fascinator with frothy little feather thingys as if she were at Ascot.    :dontknow:

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/11/08/11/2E3B83BC00000578-3308996-image-a-171_1446980747052.jpg

Normally Sophie wears a solid black coat and hat.  This year, she evidently put effort in trying to be different to stand out from the larger-than-life Max.  so she wore a patterned dress, cut low and the frothy hat.   Very inappropriate behavior, as this is about the fallen and the veterans and not some middle-aged minor royal, in my opinion.

She needs help in learning to age gracefully.   :there:


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: My2Pence on November 08, 2015, 03:25:06 pm
I think Sophie's dress at the evening event was simple, classic, and well-suited to the occasion. Fitted but not too tight.  Certainly not attention grabbing like yet another lace dress from KM. What is the oval pin? Does that have some special significance?

Sophie is a curvy woman, and often that looks better with a v-neck. Nothing untoward showing in either the day or night events IMO.   

For the daytime, I like the patterned coat. It is black patterned on black, so it suits the occasion with some added visual interest. As for her hat, Sophie has been the hat queen for a long time. She would have known Maxima would Bring It.  Frothy confections on the balcony are nothing new from anyone from the Windsor family. Camilla's hat from last year was quite impressive. 

Edward is far down the list, but these two do solid work for HM and will continue to do so for many year. "Minor" only in position, not in work load, professionalism, or value to the Family Firm.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Little light on November 08, 2015, 06:20:00 pm
^^

I agree with Miss Hathaway. Sophie is wearing clothes that I don't feel are appropriate for this type of event.

And she has to realise she's no longer as young as she was and should embrace that change, and not try and regain her youth.

IMO, women who dress too young for their age makes them look older and those that don't, appear elegant and feminine. One only need to compare Sophia Loren and Gloria Hunniford to see the difference.

And Sophie would look younger if she were to embrace this new chapter of her life.

All IMHO only though.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Kuei Fei on November 08, 2015, 06:22:38 pm
She does appearances, but frankly something about her rubs me the wrong way.

The first dress is at a photography exhibit at Australia House yesterday. Sophie has made a habit of wearing much too low cut dresses/tops at engagements since Kate married in.   She evidently seems to think that will get her some attention.  She simply looks ridiculous, in my opinion.   Both of these are too low cut for her age and the occasion.   Neither the Queen, Anne, or Kate are wearing such low cut dresses.   Sophie should save these dresses for her private time with Eddie. 

The hair is a hot mess.  I don't understand how she thinks this is attractive?    lols

She needs to stop acting like a much younger woman and smarten up. The tousled look works only on a chosen few of women and she should look sleeker. I don't think she should keep up the ingenue act (something I'm seriously sick of seeing in fully grown women) and wear something high necked and low hemline.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Alexandrine on November 14, 2015, 03:51:17 pm
The Countess of Wessex visits Toronto’s Royal Agricultural Fair

http://www.newmyroyals.com/2015/11/the-countess-of-wessex-visits-torontos.html

I've seen this coat before but I don't know who wore it


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: YooperModerator on November 14, 2015, 04:04:44 pm
^Doesn't look familiar to me but I do like it and the cut and tailoring is done well.  It takes everything I've got not to reach in, grab her and take her to a hair stylist, though.  That look can be updated to look much less stringy and unattractive.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on November 15, 2015, 02:29:54 am
^Looks as though she has a hair piece in on the right side of her head:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-77YA0A5vmXw/Vkd_TAfzxXI/AAAAAAAANP4/CCRD3IsOUnU/s640/CTt2E6XWsAAyeov.jpg%2Blarge.jpg


It blonder and thicker than the hair on her left side:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-49lpBkROK2Q/Vkd-U1ZTczI/AAAAAAAANPo/0FsMA34jKcE/s640/CTt4p9uVAAAK9ZJ.jpg%2Blarge.jpg



Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Countess of Holland on November 15, 2015, 08:44:56 am
It looks natural to me. I have my hair up like this from time to time and like Sophie I am a natural blond myself.

And by wearing your hair like this, you will see part of the underlayers of the hair mix with the outerlayers. And because of sun-exposure, even in winter, the outerlayers are lighter as well as more dried out/ thinner.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: My2Pence on November 15, 2015, 02:30:40 pm
The first dress is at a photography exhibit at Australia House yesterday. Sophie has made a habit of wearing much too low cut dresses/tops at engagements since Kate married in.   She evidently seems to think that will get her some attention.  She simply looks ridiculous, in my opinion.   Both of these are too low cut for her age and the occasion.   Neither the Queen, Anne, or Kate are wearing such low cut dresses.   Sophie should save these dresses for her private time with Eddie. 

The hair is a hot mess.  I don't understand how she thinks this is attractive?    lols

Once a woman turns 50, she is no longer allowed to show cleavage or wear slim skirts?  I think Sophie is fashionable and suitably dressed for her age. IMO she isn't dressing young, she's just looking at modern fashion and selecting pieces that suit her build and role. 

I see nothing untoward in Sophie's necklines, they are vneck's but not flashing anything. As a well-endowed woman, she would look odd in turtlenecks.  Middleton is known for wearing inappropriately low-and-high cut items.

Remember this classic for visiting children in Australia?
http://d.ibtimes.co.uk/en/full/1375281/kate-dress.jpg (http://d.ibtimes.co.uk/en/full/1375281/kate-dress.jpg)


or this one, nearly causing an international incident?
http://img.alibaba.com/img/pb/081/313/749/749313081_435.jpg (http://img.alibaba.com/img/pb/081/313/749/749313081_435.jpg)




Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Alexandrine on November 15, 2015, 02:48:03 pm
^ this is not a Kate thread. Thank you


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: My2Pence on November 16, 2015, 04:20:52 am
Duly noted. I was merely replying to a comment another poster made earlier which included the reference to KM.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on November 16, 2015, 03:18:28 pm
It looks natural to me. I have my hair up like this from time to time and like Sophie I am a natural blond myself.

And by wearing your hair like this, you will see part of the underlayers of the hair mix with the outerlayers. And because of sun-exposure, even in winter, the outerlayers are lighter as well as more dried out/ thinner.

But Sophie is not a natural blond:

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/06/eb/a6/06eba691a5d43384b4ed805e1f2232fe.jpg

http://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/360000/images/_363946_sophie300.jpg

http://cache2.asset-cache.net/gc/52100823-prince-edward-with-sophie-rhys-jones-at-the-gettyimages.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=YVhUbzsfeMn0hTW04dZr2nnQJTKv8YeepAV8ZTIuLumJkSpx6k%2fNyLEiwvOgeNw57F6m7i8jmWiutHinc3ez3w%3d%3d

Here is an example of how her hair looks with some highlights on her brown hair, as well as how thin and brittle her hair is:

http://cache4.asset-cache.net/gc/483424576-sophie-countess-of-wessex-and-daughter-lady-gettyimages.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=X7WJLa88Cweo9HktRLaNXhMGDmBy%2fz1J3Yilf4pb3t%2b7wZzjGt07qSMXLDf0CWYRyJAa2K0hW1I1XV9G5j8A%2fw%3d%3d

But what is apparent with her hair in Canada is the thickness and texture, as well as the solid color which, in my opinion, means a hair piece on the right side of her head (because the left side is still highlighted brown and thinner) in order to have enough hair to make a chigon.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-GP69rqPEAj8/Vkd9WGovtLI/AAAAAAAANPc/csZhcE2rNTo/s640/CTtwvbmUkAALQJF.jpg%2Blarge.jpg

Not that there is anything wrong with her using some botox and some hair pieces if that is her choice.   But in my opinion, she and her PR articles seem to think that people are dumb enough to believe that she is au naturale -- a simple, uncomplicated woman who just throws on whatever is at the front of her closet and running a comb in her hair and comes out simply stunning and younger than evah!   The People's Fashion Queen!  Rather than a woman who is desperate to hang onto her youth and whatever limelight she can generate.     :cookie:



Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Alexandrine on November 30, 2015, 09:38:38 pm
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"She looks incredible," says a fashion boutique owner whose store Sophie frequents, adding: "She does it all herself, and a very good job she is doing too."

With a keen eye for feminine tailoring and elegant formalwear, Sophie's choices have been compared to those of Princess Kate. Both are fans of British designers Erdem, Emilia Wickstead and Alexander McQueen as well as the milliner Jane Taylor. And both own those famous L.K. Bennett nude pumps.

In a recent interview with the The Sunday Express in which she revealed she has never used a stylist, Sophie said she hasn't always been comfortable with the idea of fashion being part of her job but has since learned to embrace it: "I sort of wrestled with that one for a little while and slightly caved in at the end of the day."

http://www.people.com/people/package/article/0,,20395222_20965106,00.html

cook or no cook everyone of them has a stylist or at least someone who does a preselection of outfits


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: CathyJane on December 01, 2015, 03:49:47 am
Oh yes. But you would think that they would know what looked good and what didn't. Mirrors rarely lie.  8)


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on December 02, 2015, 04:28:05 pm
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"She looks incredible," says a fashion boutique owner whose store Sophie frequents, adding: "She does it all herself, and a very good job she is doing too."

In a recent interview with the The Sunday Express in which she revealed she has never used a stylist, Sophie said she hasn't always been comfortable with the idea of fashion being part of her job but has since learned to embrace it: "I sort of wrestled with that one for a little while and slightly caved in at the end of the day."

http://www.people.com/people/package/article/0,,20395222_20965106,00.html

cook or no cook everyone of them has a stylist or at least someone who does a preselection of outfits

Sophie is such an idiot.   Does she really believe people are stupid enough to believe she hasn't gotten help in the last few years with her new look?   We all know what she looked like before and how she has dressed and styled herself since William got engaged and "competition" arrived.     

Here is an example of her tastes before 2011:     

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/04/01/article-2302569-008B96C300000190-552_196x440.jpg

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/10/19/12/2D8E6BB500000578-3278885-Quite_a_transformation_Sophie_pictured_in_the_late_nineties_befo-m-28_1445253422328.jpg

http://townoak.50megs.com/world/The_Princess_Edward_Countess_of_Wessex_cropped.jpg

And after 2011, SUDDENLY Sophie developed fashion skills -- without help?

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Asev3xGP4ls/UATB0aiQPlI/AAAAAAAAEGQ/fwA1WwcGe7I/s1600/Sophie-style--z.jpg

 :yeahright:



Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: CathyJane on December 03, 2015, 02:57:01 am
I guess if it gets her through the night she will believe that the world believes she did it all on her own. She still has quite a few major misses so if I were her, I wouldn't be fast to announce she did it all by her lonesome.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: kolkomilko on December 03, 2015, 08:41:39 am
Perhaps she has own ideas and someone helps her. In my opinion that's not bad she wants a new style or wants to look younger until not being ridiculous. 


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on December 29, 2015, 03:13:24 pm
I am taking comments from the Christmas thread and responding here as it seems more topical.   First, a poster commented on Sophie's outfit, that while nice, it seemed overdone.  I think that is the perfect way of putting it.   Sophie's dress was quite stylish and obviously expensive, but it was way over-the-top for church service.  Unless she was the queen; which she is not -- she is the wife of the youngest son of the queen.   Considering that she wore a navy coat, neck scarf and boots to the early morning service, the fact that she went to the trouble of getting all gussied up in that elaborate getup for the second service when the paparazzi would be there in full force means, in my opinion, that Sophie was looking to get attention.  Which bolsters my long-held belief that Sophie is one of the more shallow, arrogant, ambitious, social-ladder-climbers that has ever married in to the British Royal Family.   

Therefore, I think it is quite funny that she gets no attention except for a few sugars on the internet.  The DM just kind of threw her in as an aside, and a German outlet even remarked that her outfit missed the mark.   The title of the article is "This dress was not exactly beneficial"  And while I can translate that on google, I don't understand the video but am thinking that they are commenting on how the dress bunched around her middle.  http://www.bunte.de/royals/britisches-konigshaus/sophie-von-wessex-dieses-kleid-war-nicht-gerade-vorteilhaft-218531.html

And why does Sophie not get the kind of smack down that Diana got regarding her clothes?  Diana -- who was the Princess of Wales -- was portrayed to be a clothes horse (when she was so much more) and Charles' cronies regularly leaked how much money she spent on her clothing.   Yet Sophie, who is not in line to ever be queen, has recently been stepping out in very expensive, elaborate outfits and planting stories in the media about how stylish she is, and not a peep.  Perhaps it is nothing more than the Windsors were threatened by Diana and Sophie is insignificant.  But still, it is unfair.

Another poster -- after a few posts were made approving of the changes in Louise's dress -- commented that she could not like her outfit and felt it was still inappropriate (wildly paraphrasing here).   I agree Louise could still be fitted out better, but her outfit on Christmas was a step in the right direction.   It is my opinion that Sophie is so concentrated on her goal of being the next Diana -- the fashion queen, the people's princess, the cover girl -- that she will not be able to tolerate even her own daughter getting more attention, which will inevitably happen at least for a temporary period of time since Louise is actually of royal blood, and Sophie will continue to dress her plainly and attribute it to Louise's lack of interest in fashion.   

Time will tell, eh?   


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: kolkomilko on December 29, 2015, 03:42:43 pm
 ^ It is a very interesting of Sophie's approaching and I like reading other opinions because I am ready to adopt "new" sights and thoughts. I saw some severe features in her but I didn't know what to make of it. That can be her other side. 
 


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: My2Pence on December 29, 2015, 06:05:25 pm
Why do we keep discussing the personal fashion choices of an underage private citizen?


I enjoy Sophie's style. It suits her frame, is often elegant, and is suitable for her job.  I think she has evolved a great deal from the early years, part of which was overall bad fashion in the 90s.  She and Camilla are great at hats, too, which is a British tradition. 

One of her patronages is the London College of Fashion, so being engaged with fashion is part of that role. She's a quiet workhorse, does her job, and will be relied on more as the elderly royal retire. She does what she's supposed to do, she does it well, and she dresses the part.  I don't see nefarious intentions and panting after press attention in her and never have; others are free to do so.
 



Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Alexandrine on December 29, 2015, 09:50:51 pm
@Miss H you could have answered the comments on Sophie style on the main thread there's no rule against it :flower:

The more I see the gray dress the less I like it. The main problem is the strange skirt and the zipper, without the zipper it would have looked so much better.

In the other outfit I hated the hat. I don't think that type looks good on anyone.

@My2pence if the discussion is civil and is kept on the clothes there's no problem to discuss Louise's clothes and most of the time the responsibility is only given to the parents. Same with George & Charlotte.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: My2Pence on December 29, 2015, 10:11:43 pm
It appears to me that the discussion is rarely kept on the clothes themselves, but centers on the psychology of the people buying the clothes.  George and Charlotte will be working royals, Louise and James never will be. It seems to me there is an important difference there.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on December 30, 2015, 04:04:35 pm
@Miss H you could have answered the comments on Sophie style on the main thread there's no rule against it :flower:

The more I see the gray dress the less I like it. The main problem is the strange skirt and the zipper, without the zipper it would have looked so much better.


Ah, I was afraid I would be going off topic!

Yes, the more I see that gray dress, the more inappropriate it seems to me.  Sophie was way overdressed as compared to the other royal ladies, in my opinion.  And after seeing the German article, I started noticing the bunching around her mid-section.   


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: india on December 30, 2015, 06:11:46 pm
Sophie looked fantastic in her classic gray outfit. Beautiful.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: gingerboy24 on December 30, 2015, 09:52:20 pm
^Agree India  -  I do think she has had some assistance with regard to her look in recent years, but then why not, I am sure there are many experienced advisors around only too happy to assist and why not, I would take all the help I could get if I had to be in the public eye. Somewhat gauche in her younger years, but then I think most of us who look back on ourselves from years ago think my goodness, what a dork I looked then, how on earth did I ever go out dressed like that  -  and then have a good laugh at ourselves.  Hopefully we all improve with age, take advice and wear what suits us  -  human nature after all tow ant to try and look our best.  I like Sophie, always have, pity not more like her who marry into the rf. The recent encumbent always looks such a mess, major fail.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Alexandrine on March 06, 2016, 10:11:42 pm
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2016/03/visit-of-prince-edward-and-countess.html

Very expensive wardrobe for how it looks on her. Except the first dress the other two are a complete miss to me.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: india on March 07, 2016, 05:58:46 am
The dress that is navy blue with the gold design is a gorgeous Oscar de la Renta. It is exquisite and is perfect for this event. She looks fabulous and does the UK proud.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: gingerboy24 on March 07, 2016, 11:07:43 am
^She most certainly does.  She has matured into one elegant, classy and very attractive woman and is true credit to the rf.  At least she learned from her mistakes and only made them once.  I admire her, she is the best of the bunch in the rf forme.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on March 07, 2016, 03:56:24 pm
How can Sophie do the UK proud when few people know who she is or pays attention to her appearances?   All that money spent on fancy designer duds, and no one notices other than a few royal message boards.

Notice the sparse audiences for the Wessexes in the Bahamas:

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VYIDqzq-xws/Vtm9FndnFqI/AAAAAAAAOqo/UYvRLXUBvBg/s640/IMG_2046.JPG

https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-f2PQ2C4SEI0/VtoWLPVaHJI/AAAAAAAAOsM/brS3ZgpZPLM/s640/DSC_0327.JPG

Now compare with the enthusiasm with which Harry was greeted when he went to the Bahamas.  Notice the smiles on all the faces, the cameras and phones out to take Harry's photo:

http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/_z4i9QhlqQV/Prince+Harry+Tours+Bahamas+Mark+Queen+Elizabeth/DgEjgZ9GJBv

And Harry isn't even wearing a fancy designer frock!     :tehe:     Poor Sophie.   Oh, and Edward.   


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Alexandrine on March 12, 2016, 11:04:09 am
Being a patron of London College of Fashion and then using Oscar de la Renta and Pilotto in an official tour doesn't quite go together imo.

To give her her due she doesn't usually commit that I remember this faux pas but this time it seems she went for the most expensive clothes that she could find.

Still I don't see they fit her well and they are not british or commonwealth designers.

If we complain about Kate's dolces I think Sophie doesn't get a pass either. And I think both deserve it.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on March 16, 2016, 02:41:19 pm
^Indeed Alexandrine, it's amazing how Sophie does exactly the same things that Kate does and is praised for it while Kate is bashed.  For instance, the purse over the pelvic area.   Kate is bashed for this for some reason.  I'm not sure why it is such a bad thing, but it drives some posters crazy on several different boards.

Yesterday, Sophie visited a school and held her purse over her pelvic area the whole time.

http://i3.getreading.co.uk/incoming/article11041754.ece/ALTERNATES/s1227b/JS85028972.jpg
http://i2.getreading.co.uk/incoming/article11041747.ece/ALTERNATES/s1227b/JS85028915.jpg
http://i1.getreading.co.uk/incoming/article11041746.ece/ALTERNATES/s1227b/JS85028911.jpg
http://i4.getreading.co.uk/incoming/article11041742.ece/ALTERNATES/s1227b/JS85028815.jpg
http://i1.getreading.co.uk/incoming/article11041739.ece/ALTERNATES/s1227b/JS85028755.jpg

And why, oh why, does Sophie invariably choose a low-cut top to wear around school children so that she can flash her breasts?   She has done this several times.  It is very strange.   :ick:

http://i3.getreading.co.uk/incoming/article11041751.ece/ALTERNATES/s1227b/JS85028966.jpg
http://i4.getreading.co.uk/incoming/article11041740.ece/ALTERNATES/s1227b/JS85028804.jpg
http://i1.getreading.co.uk/incoming/article11041750.ece/ALTERNATES/s1227b/JS85028965.jpg
http://i2.getreading.co.uk/incoming/article11041766.ece/ALTERNATES/s1227b/JS85029108.jpg
http://i3.getreading.co.uk/incoming/article11041763.ece/ALTERNATES/s1227b/JS85029081.jpg
http://i1.getreading.co.uk/incoming/article11041759.ece/ALTERNATES/s1227b/JS85029073.jpg


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: HRHOlya on July 30, 2016, 03:20:39 am
My favourite line from the latest article on Sophie's style: "No ageing Kate-style black kohl around the eyes for Sophie."  :tehe:

Is she the most gorgeous Royal? How a computer database of all her clothes, a £1,000 bike and a man called 'Quicky' who does up her zips transformed the once frumpy Sophie Wessex

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3715438/How-frumpy-Sophie-Wessex-transformed-gorgeous-royal.html



Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: CathyJane on July 30, 2016, 03:39:46 am
I never thought Soph was frumpy. Some of the clothes in the 80's and 90's are horrible to look back on but them they were great. I loved the short skirt or dress with black hose. That was a go-to outfit for me.  :tehe:


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: HRHOlya on July 30, 2016, 03:44:37 am
Yes, although they made an article that supposedly praises her (esp love the little digs at the Medds), they unkindly described her past fashion as "frumpy", which realistically actually fits perfectly fine with the trends of those particular times. Imo she wasn't frumpy, but wore what most women (in the office) wore at the time. Just because it's not skintight (which it wasn't then usually anyway) or because she wasn't flashing everyone, doesn't mean that she was frumpy. 


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: kolkomilko on July 30, 2016, 08:19:00 am
I think her past fashion was "frumpy" because she wore those dresses in the past. Those were fashionable in those years. Looking at Waity's dresses in the past we can also say she was frumpy, too.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: india on July 30, 2016, 12:32:38 pm
I would rather look frumpy rather than looking like a ho prominently displaying her wares like The Potato Head.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on July 31, 2016, 06:15:33 am
Is she the most gorgeous Royal? How a computer database of all her clothes, a £1,000 bike and a man called 'Quicky' who does up her zips transformed the once frumpy Sophie Wessex

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3715438/How-frumpy-Sophie-Wessex-transformed-gorgeous-royal.html


Sophie?  The most gorgeous Royal?  How much did she pay to DM to print that?    :laugh:   Sophie's photos are some of the most photoshopped, and her figure is svelte as long as she is tucked into her spanx; otherwise you see what a large gut she has, even after all her exercising and dieting: 

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/03/16/article-2582057-1C56565200000578-424_634x487.jpg

My favorite part is reading the comments.  The average person definitely is not impressed with Sophie's looks.  Or with the Wessexes in general.     :bored:


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: kolkomilko on July 31, 2016, 08:27:35 am
I don't think that Sophie or Waity are gorgeous but press like exaggerating things. Everybody has bad photos, too. 


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on October 21, 2016, 06:08:00 pm
Well, to lighten the mood from the intense US presidential campaign, let us turn to the most comical member of the BRF:  Sophie Rhys Jones Wessex.     Sweet Sophie has decided in her late middle age that she will 1) take over as queen when Liz pops her cork; and 2) become a sex symbol.    Oh, I giggle as I type this.  But, poor thing, she is married to the royal son voted most likely to be gay, so perhaps she is looking for an outlet for all of her repressed feelings.

Anyhoo, Sophie, of course, rode her bike in the company of some beefy guys, leaving Eddy at home with the kids.   And now she has popped up in public in skin tight pants, a la the Duchess of Cambridge.  Inappropriate for a woman who believes she will take Liz's place, but then there's that sex symbol thing going on.  Quite a dichotomy for poor Soph, to decide between being dignified like the queen or being inappropriate like Kate.    Sophie is also displaying an increasingly lowering bosom, a la the Duchess of Cornwall.  Really, ladies.  How difficult is it to find a good bra and support the girls?   

https://www.instagram.com/p/BLbsWeyFdrx/

https://twitter.com/LTHTrust/status/785790511537881088

Dear Soph.  Always a copycat . . . never the leader.  But good for a laugh, always.    :thankyou:


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Alexandrine on October 21, 2016, 09:53:57 pm
From the front they seem ok pants but on the side and the back... tight is an understatement.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on October 21, 2016, 10:38:32 pm
^ Painted on, my dear Alexandrine!  If it were not stretchy material, the seam would split when she made a move.     :tehe:


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Little light on October 21, 2016, 11:49:04 pm
She needs a longer length in the jacket as her legs look longer than her body. Which is not helped by those stilettos she is wearing.

Does she not have a full length mirror? And if she does, does she look in it beforehand leaving home?

And having two different colours might look ok with some outfits, but not with this one. Is almost like two separate photos cut and pasted onto one image.

It's a trick some people, men and women, learn over time. She hasn't learn it yet. That is, to dress to hide our bodies when they are not exactly in proportion to look like you were born in perfect proportion.

Her bottom half is longer than her top half, so when she's wears a boxy jacket, she appears completely out of proportion. It must be lovely to have long legs, but if you don't dress properly and you'll appear like Sophie. It's like she has had her photos taken in one of those mirrors which distorts your body features.

She needs to go to a stylist like House of Colour for a proper colour and body analysis and it will take years off her. And she will be on one of those best dressed lists. She does keep herself in shape, so that is a huge bonus. She won't regret  it.

And no. I don't work for them.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: kolkomilko on October 22, 2016, 08:23:21 am
It seems to me in RF nobody has a full length mirror and they haven't a good stylist. Without exception. Anyway I can't find an objectionable mistake about her looking, that's my opinion.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Little light on October 22, 2016, 09:01:38 pm
I don't find her objectionable to look at either, not by any stretch of  the imagination.

I worded my post ambiguously.

What I am saying is that she could be dressed to turn peoples' heads. Really stunning. And I'd much rather look at her than other people, stars included.

Just a few tweaks here and there and she'd be on the top dressed lists and rightly so. IMHO anyway.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: kolkomilko on October 23, 2016, 11:26:57 am
^ Yes, I know what you meant. No problem.  :flower:


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 23, 2016, 07:47:27 pm
It seems to me in RF nobody has a full length mirror and they haven't a good stylist. Without exception. Anyway I can't find an objectionable mistake about her looking, that's my opinion.

With the money they spend on clothes, they have no business wearing ill fitting clothing or those tacky fascinators. Zara in particular dresses like a pig and frankly I am sick of how dressing badly is supposed to make a person look serious, or be taken seriously.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: india on October 23, 2016, 07:58:47 pm
Well, the Potato Head spends a fortune on clothes and nobody takes that idiot seriously.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: YooperModerator on October 23, 2016, 11:07:53 pm
^^ A pig?  Really?  Anyway, off topic and ^ More off topic.  YM


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: CathyJane on October 27, 2016, 03:26:15 am
Not a good look for Sophie. Most of the time she looks good, although sometimes she looks like she got dressed in the dark. She needs to quit trying to compete with a crazed nutjob and just be what she is- a 50 something woman.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: india on October 27, 2016, 04:30:24 pm
She is not competing with an exhibitionist who is illiterate and ignorant.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Alexandrine on October 30, 2016, 09:33:51 pm
She has tried to compete with anyone she considers a threat in the RF  :spy: Unfortunately for her she has neither the body or the style to get attention.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 30, 2016, 09:41:46 pm
Amen to that.

Right after the wedding she was posing coyly like a blushing schoolgirl and mentioning how she's so IN with HM. She's so effing childish.

She is not competing with an exhibitionist who is illiterate and ignorant.

She had some topless photos and the gall to say to Charles that they didn't have a Duchy to fall back on. Then that sheik scandal.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: kolkomilko on October 31, 2016, 09:40:54 am
Nobody is perfect but she hasn't been injurious to RF and monarchy, I can list a few things. 


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: india on October 31, 2016, 04:04:38 pm
No Countess Sophie has not been injurious but the Cambridges sure have.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on November 10, 2016, 03:39:43 pm
And, so Dear Sophie has chosen a dress cut out halfway up to her pelvic region for an event with children.

https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-kGcw3OvrQRo/WBoujzPBKNI/AAAAAAAAV4k/8ZK_C6ote9s-5UzIa5EmuBsbZXtRcDkjgCLcB/s640/CwQCBw4WcAAJv57.jpg%2Blarge.jpg


And sits down in it, just in case everybody didn't get an eyeful on her way into the building.

https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Qrvq_zGeOtQ/WBovTxv7O6I/AAAAAAAAV44/7b-b4mDAsyYyjcYqMou1DnqkzkInrlBdACLcB/s640/CwQHGxeWcAA616h.jpg


 :looky:       :looky:     


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Alexandrine on November 10, 2016, 04:00:58 pm
Uuuuh the second photo...


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on November 10, 2016, 04:10:12 pm
^ I know.  What is she thinking?      bignono


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: HRHOlya on November 10, 2016, 05:48:08 pm
Flashing seems to be contagious...


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: leogirl on November 10, 2016, 10:06:04 pm
What is wrong with the world these days?  :ick:


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: YooperModerator on November 10, 2016, 11:54:17 pm
Ok, that's awful.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on July 03, 2017, 03:23:21 pm
 And in other news . . . . Sophie has packed on the pounds and is wearing the most ugly shoes, ever.   :ick:

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/07/03/13/41FD3C3C00000578-4661206-image-a-46_1499083943347.jpg



Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: leogirl on July 04, 2017, 05:42:21 am
Sophie just looks like a regular middle-aged woman, but I guess she's expected to be super thin because she's the Queen's daughter-in-law? Shoes are just okay. I don't love or *despise* them.  :dontknow:


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Kuei Fei on July 04, 2017, 06:06:57 am
I think royals need ot stop being pressured to be glamor icons  all the time.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: kolkomilko on July 04, 2017, 07:41:50 am
^ I agree. They are not super model and that's how they look. I think the only requirement is the appearance: appropriate dresses and groomed look.   


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: india on July 04, 2017, 01:26:02 pm
I like Sophie's look and dress. So what if she has gained a little weight. She is good at her job for representing the UK. She is not a SPECTACLE which is the modus operandi for those of council house origins.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on July 04, 2017, 05:50:22 pm
Oh, Sophie cares!   She cares very, very, very much!  She was supposed to be the next Diana, ya know.   She wanted to be the next royal superstar and fashion setter and admired by all.   She has shown us her cleavage, grown out her hair, worn hair pieces, rode a bike with beefy guys, lost weight (but gained it back) and is using botox.

But . . . ain't gonna happen.  She's the stocky, freckled face gal from the village, and thus she will remain.    :flower:


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Kuei Fei on July 04, 2017, 06:12:55 pm
^ I agree. They are not super model and that's how they look. I think the only requirement
is the appearance: appropriate dresses and groomed look.

The thing is, that I don't think the BRF get it that they don't need to compete in that area. They've not so much stepped down from a pedestal, but so much as have gotten off track. None of them should be pressured to be stereotypical models and the press has got to stop acting like mandarins who somehow possess all the knowledge of what it is to be truly royal. As for the royals themselves, they need to stop playing the media game, they can't win. Don't carry on so much as get it that the nineties are over and stop trying with the quips and engagement. Just ignore and keep a distance and all will be well. Sophie has shown that she can't grow beyond that era and frankly I don't think she's someone who should do interviews without good reason, a REAL reason.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: india on July 04, 2017, 08:37:35 pm
I think Sophie is a great asset to the RF!


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: gingerboy24 on July 04, 2017, 08:59:59 pm
^Totally agree  -  she knocks spots off council cath, who always looks like common trailer trash.  I like Sophie, she is not perfect, but then nobody is, we all have our faults and our bad days.  Give me Sophie any day of the week.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: india on July 04, 2017, 09:02:19 pm
Exactly. Sophie any day over THE SPECTACLE also known as Lobster Claws Council Cath.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Alexandrine on July 04, 2017, 10:46:58 pm
As always this is not Kate versus Sophie. Please center the discussion on sophie's style.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Val on July 05, 2017, 12:32:13 am
Sophie always looks stylish which is helped greatly by her very attractive face.   She looks Royal and her dress sense has always be appropriate for the role.   She engages with people in a natural way and is considered an asset here in the UK.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: gingerboy24 on July 05, 2017, 02:08:11 pm
^Totally agree Val. Sophie does make the odd style faux pas, but then don´t we all at times.  I find her a very attractive woman with elegance and class.  She made her mistakes, paid for them and worked hard to move forward  -  she did an excellent job and is now highly thought of by HM and a very valued member of the rf.  Perfect she is not, neither am I, or anyone else for that matter.  I love to see her with children on engagements, she really bonds well with them, and dresses appropriately for the occasion in slacks and gets down on the floor with them and mixes, the children love it, you can see it in their faces.  Be a sad day if the rf lost Sophie IMO, the younger generation only seem to want the money and perks, but not the work.  Long live Sophie Wessex.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on July 05, 2017, 06:12:27 pm
^ Well, gingerboy, the other ladies were appropriately dressed in slacks to get on the floor with children, but our Sophie was in a dress with a slit-up-to-their so she could show off her lady bits to the kiddos.  

https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Qrvq_zGeOtQ/WBovTxv7O6I/AAAAAAAAV44/7b-b4mDAsyYyjcYqMou1DnqkzkInrlBdACLcB/s640/CwQHGxeWcAA616h.jpg


And here's another photo of Sophie showing her weight gain.  Really a terribly unflattering dress for her figure, just as the cream dress above was.  Her cook needs to step it up a bit in his fashion choices!

https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-AyK4gW81TvQ/WSNJEV7JYnI/AAAAAAAAYKY/gc94FGS93o858jXCCfEsPi7JTHmmR2EggCLcB/s640/DAcb9DaXoAIqaiZ.jpg

Annnnd, Sophie is still a copycat, as we can see from her striped top and leggings from last week.   She is hopeless!    :hi:

https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-pfNFpjQta_U/WVVIhTc_QlI/AAAAAAAAY0E/-AHOK0Vx3HkON49N5O8I_w1tjk-W1hz8gCLcBGAs/s1600/DDfdbqQXkAQkqHR.jpg




Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: HRHOlya on July 05, 2017, 06:25:47 pm
I really *despise* these earrings that are now so "in", with the small stud in front and huge bauble in the back of the earlobe...


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: CathyJane on July 06, 2017, 03:51:47 am
I do think Sophie wants (or wanted to be at one time) the next Princess Diana. But like Waity, she lacks the well bred elegance and bearing Diana had. I will take Sophie over Waity any day. Sophie is years younger than her sisters in law, so I believe she sees herself as 'the youngest' and prettiest. Then comes Waity, who is a mistake from the word go. Plus Soph is at the age when most women (I know I do) want to be thought of as still young and attractive and having a teenage daughter is killing herself image.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Kuei Fei on July 06, 2017, 04:54:21 am
I think Sophie could have had a better life if she would stop trying to be a star and stop being so infantile. She's older, she's secure in her marriage to a faithful and seemingly passive husband who she sees all the time (more than Fergie and Diana had) and she has two solid kids. She's not someone who was ever an ingenue and she was never someone who was raised to all of this. Her fashion is too girlish and she needs to stop trying to be someone she's not and never will be.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: gingerboy24 on July 07, 2017, 02:38:52 pm
^You may well be right, but still prefer her over council cath any day of the week, she leaves council cath at the starting post, shows you how bad council cath is.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Miss Hathaway on September 23, 2017, 08:04:13 pm
When one is bored with pregnancies and pseudo-engagements, it is time to turn to the comic relief of the BRF:   Sophie!!

And she does not disappoint.   Stepping out in public with her straggly hair in a clip and much-too-tight-slacks that are liable to bust a seam if she moves the wrong way.

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/09/03/14/43DD6E1600000578-4848242-image-m-14_1504447054407.jpg

Annnd for an unphotoshopped version of Soph to remind us that, yes, she looks 52. 

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/09/03/15/43DD701E00000578-4848242-image-m-61_1504448757764.jpg

You can take the girl out of the village, but you can't take the village out of the girl . . . .  :tehe:


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Little light on September 23, 2017, 10:39:38 pm
I never have found these style of trousers classy. And I've just been proven correct by that photo amongst others.

I do wish she'd dress more elegantly. Jodhpurs are one thing, these are another.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: CathyJane on September 24, 2017, 03:54:21 am
Not her best look at all!!  :shy:


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: india on September 24, 2017, 10:29:40 pm
True, these photos are not flattering at all of Sophie but hands down she looks better one million times than The Flashing Potato Head Council Cath.


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: lesken on April 25, 2018, 02:44:09 am
Love your comment


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: Val on May 29, 2018, 04:49:30 am
In just the sort of scandal Charles had feared, Sophie Wessex was caught in a News of the World sting. A two-hour taped conversation recorded her flaunting her royal connections in order to
It was always surprising that her relationship with the queen ever recovered after the disparaging remarks she made about her to the fake sheik.  Some say that although horrified by them QE forgave her for marrying her allegedly gay son and presenting him as a family man.

She tried to secure a £ 500,000 publicity contract, unaware that she was speaking to the undercover journalist Mazher Mahmood, alias ‘the Fake Sheikh’, who was supposedly representing a Dubai investment company. The encounter had been arranged by the notorious publicist Max Clifford. That breach of Wessex’s promise was made even worse by her reference to the queen during the conversation as ‘the old dear’ and the 'old lady'.

She also disparaged Tony Blair as ‘ignorant about the countryside’, described Cherie Blair as ‘absolutely horrid, horrid, horrid’, William Hague as ‘deformed’,


Title: Re: Countess of Wessex (Sophie) Style Thread
Post by: windsor2 on June 13, 2018, 04:02:30 am
Sophie's £1,200 llama drama
Kate and Meghan aren't the only women leading the fashion pack in the Royal Family.
The Countess of Wessex, 53, put her sartorial stamp on a charity dinner this week when she attended the Leeds Children's Hospital gala in a £1,195 llama-print silk-satin shirtdress by British label, Galvan.
Mother-of-two Sophie, who prides herself on never using a stylist, adorned her outfit with a silver necklace and earrings and a matching metallic clutch.
'It's about my charities but I recognise that I'm on display,' she says of her style.
'When you walk into a room, yes, people are going to talk about what you're doing there, but they're also going to want to know what you're wearing.'
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5837415/MeToo-icon-Rose-McGowans-diva-demands-revealed.html