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Title: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Alexandrine on December 31, 2017, 06:50:51 pm
 :flower:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: windsor2 on January 01, 2018, 04:05:34 pm
How Meghan took the plunge! Star wore a $298 velvet dress with a VERY daring neckline for her first Christmas Day with the Queen at Sandringham
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Eagle-eyed royal watchers would have caught just a fleeting glimpse of red velvet as Meghan, 36, walked to church, and now Canadian retailer Club Monaco has confirmed the former Suits star was wearing its $298 (£220) Tay dress for the occasion.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5226015/Meghan-wore-298-Club-Monaco-dress-Sandringham.html#ixzz52wvKUj9E


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: marion on January 01, 2018, 04:22:47 pm
Well waity flashes one end and  Meghan the other...I guess they balance each other !


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Rosella on January 01, 2018, 04:31:21 pm
^ I've seen that dress on another forum worn as a wrap dress, with one side pulled over and tied to the side leaving a short V-neck, which is undoubtedly how Meghan wore it. The Fail trying to stir the pot as per usual, but this time not even their commenters are biting. As if anyone would wear a gaping dress like that to a Royal lunch with their fiance's grandmother!


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: YooperModerator on January 01, 2018, 04:35:02 pm
Who the heck is so fashion blind as to wear a velvet dress (during the day?) with scrunch suede boots and a structured handbag that doesn't even come close to matching?  Someone with no class I guess.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: lesken on January 01, 2018, 04:39:20 pm
*pavement walkers* in L.A.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Rosella on January 01, 2018, 04:57:09 pm
Elle UK discusses the dress, showing it wrap-style as it undoubtedly was worn IMO(and velvet is worn in Britain during the winter indoors in big old country houses. I've done it myself.) My guess is Meghan took the boots off and put indoor shoes on.

http://www.elleuk.com/fashion/celebrity-style/news/a40676/meghan-markle-velvet-club-monaco-dress-royal-christmas-sandringham/



Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: lesken on January 01, 2018, 05:07:05 pm
There are ways to wear velvet and a wraparound cocktail dress is not one of those ways in a daytime party in Big Country Homes. I agree she probably changed shoes because she would have to have been a nutcase to wear those tan boots with a velvet burgundy cocktail dress. Hopefully she kept her trench coat on during the church service. So I wonder if everybody  changes shoes or is it just Meghan that wears non matching shoes to one place so that she has to change them in the next. Her trench coat look was too casual for that event and her cocktail dress is too dressy. But I see that she gets her styles from the different celebrities that are wearing that eclectic look, and yes Rihanna was wearing a long velvet dress with metallic sandals to some event so you wait  Megan will be wearing those rhinestone flip flops just like I predicted. The bottom line is she is Hollywood and she will emulate that. So I don't know that there's really much more to say that's just where she comes from and she's too old to change easily. And you know what maybe nobody will Care accept us that she dresses Hollywood. You mark my word she's going back to acting at some point no doubt about it.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Rosella on January 01, 2018, 05:16:02 pm
^ Probably everybody changes if they're wearing boots outside. I would bet that Eugenie wore (dirty) sneakers to that morning church service because her boots hadn't been cleaned. Country walks can get quite muddy and messy in the winter.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Alexandrine on January 01, 2018, 05:19:52 pm
The model wearing the dress shows half her breasts in the elle article. I like the dress but it does not seem the best choice for lunch with the Queen.

I thought she had better style and was more smart. Non of her choices make me feel she understand with who she is going to marry.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: lesken on January 01, 2018, 05:24:41 pm
I remember in my twenties having a beautiful white silk wrap around cocktail dress that I only wore


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Fly on the wall on January 01, 2018, 06:19:55 pm
getting these from meghans mirror she/he/they  seems to have the same deal as the person who runs what Kate wore


Christmas day church walk

Coat
http://meghansmirror.com/product/sentaler-long-wide-collar-wrap-coat/

Dress
Club Monaco Tay Velvet Dress
http://www.clubmonaco.com/product/index.jsp?productId=137926566&size=12,00,2,10,0,4,8,6&color=1361153&utm_content=15-1&utm_source=rakuten&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=QFGLnEolOWg&utm_term=408820&SiteId=QFGLnEolOWg-xEscJyqOzZ28GFNbxUJQ2g&geos=2

Gloves
Dents Leather Gloves in Cognac
http://meghansmirror.com/product/meghan-markle-gloves/

bag
Chloe Pixie Leather & Suede Bag

Christmas lunch @ BP
Dress  
Self-Portrait Nightshade Midi Dress
http://meghansmirror.com/product/meghan-markle-self-portrait-dress/

Engagement news Nov 27  

coat
The Line Mara Coat
http://meghansmirror.com/product/the-line-mara-coat/

P.A.R.O.S.H Fitted Bow Detail Dress
http://meghansmirror.com/product/p-a-r-o-s-h-fitted-bow-detail-dress/

official enagamenet pics

dress
Ralph & Russo A/W 2017 Ballgown
http://meghansmirror.com/product/ralph-russo-a-w-2017-ballgown/

sweater
Victoria Beckham Cashmere Crewneck Sweater
http://meghansmirror.com/product/meghan-markle-engagement-sweater/

Engagement Nottingham December 1
Mackage Double Breasted Military Maxi Coat
http://meghansmirror.com/product/mackage-double-breasted-military-maxi-coat/

skirt
oseph Full Midi Skirt
http://meghansmirror.com/product/joseph-full-midi-skirt/

Boots
Kurt Geiger Violet Boots
http://meghansmirror.com/product/meghan-markle-kurt-geiger/


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: marion on January 01, 2018, 09:27:25 pm
It's going to to be very interesting if she accompanies Harry to State dinners or any formal event come to that. .I can't Imagine be she'll be allowed to dress the Hollywood way


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: lesken on January 02, 2018, 08:27:58 am
Alright I went back and read what Kate had worn to Christmas and the Articles talked about that she had to change outfits five times throughout the day. She and Wills have two church ceremonies they have to go to I guess cuz they're the monarchs to be . But she has to wear a dress for lunch a cocktail dress for cocktails and a evening gown for dinner in addition to the Christmas walk suit and coat and the breakfast outfit. So I'm not sure if that velvet cocktail dress ME wore was for the evening cocktails or she wore it at lunch. So if she didn't wear it at lunch then it would be appropriate for the evening. So in all fairness maybe she wasn't so awfully dressed at Christmas. I still think the trench coat was too casual.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on January 02, 2018, 12:05:48 pm
I'm not too sure they still do these many outfit changes. I know it was still normal when Diana married in, but it was said that they have relaxed on this.
W&K don't go twice to the church, Liz & Phil do and others often join them, eg Bea & Eug, but the Cambs have never joined Liz & Phil so far for the "private" morning service, only for the public one with the walk around noon.
And for past Xmases when the Cambs deigned to be at Sandringham, the Midds would usually bunk at Anmer, and the Cambs wouldn't spend the day quite with Liz & Phil, so I'd presume even if the outfit changes were still normal (which I doubt they are), W&K got around them.

I have read that it is assumed the Winds are decked out in tiaras and all for Xmas dinner (or lunch?), no idea whether true.

PS Even if this many changes were still normal, Murkles still failed, as for one inappropiate for church and for another inappropriate to have your tits out in front of the in-laws you don't know yet. I wouldn't dare wear that revealing a dress during cocktail hour amongst my family, never mind in-laws I've just met..


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: sandy on January 02, 2018, 12:26:06 pm
DM enjoys stirring the waters. For one thing I doubt Meghan would have been allowed in if she wore that dress without alterations--and exactly as the model.  There are no photos of her in this dress.  The dress could have been altered since one size does not fit all. I think they toss something out that is provocative and sit back and watch the reactions. How is it known she showed her cleavage at that event? No cameras were let in.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: lesken on January 02, 2018, 03:46:16 pm
Perhaps they traded the fashion for meddling in-laws being shoved down their throat.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: sandy on January 02, 2018, 03:55:31 pm
There will be articles with the Meghan Effect no doubt. And the dresses flying off the shelves. Same old Same old


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: lesken on January 02, 2018, 04:37:51 pm
Not when she appears next to Kate.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: sandy on January 02, 2018, 04:40:49 pm
I hope Meghan does not wear the tired fascinators


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: gingerboy24 on January 02, 2018, 06:17:05 pm
she seems to like wearing brown cow pats on her head from what I can see, that one on Xmas Day was horrendous.  Hope it didn´t smell as bad as it looked  lol


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: buflesse on January 02, 2018, 06:27:03 pm
Meghan doesn't have a history of dressing nicely IMO.

This is my favourite thing she's worn http://keyassets-p2.timeincuk.net/wp/prod/wp-content/uploads/sites/57/2017/01/meghan-markle-red-dress.jpg


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on January 02, 2018, 08:07:28 pm
^ Yes! Except the tiresome nude shoes, but otherwise very nice! Kate too when she wore the same or identical dress! I'd say a good choice for most women, a rather classic design :thumbsup: :flirt:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Little light on January 02, 2018, 08:57:55 pm
Yes. I agree. Theose nude shoes need to go but that neckline, with it being a v-shaped with curves, I don't know how else to describe it, is flattering on her.



Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: danifaul on January 02, 2018, 10:28:56 pm
Meghan doesn't have a history of dressing nicely IMO.

This is my favourite thing she's worn http://keyassets-p2.timeincuk.net/wp/prod/wp-content/uploads/sites/57/2017/01/meghan-markle-red-dress.jpg
I like some clothes.  :flower: I like her in the romantic and/or simple style
some exemples:
https://i.pinimg.com/736x/e0/1b/dd/e01bdd8892e1d80de454875c9706adc6--meghan-markle-suits-meghan-markle-style.jpg
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/2d/93/c8/2d93c8fe4ce70662181f36a73f192577.jpg
http://ghk.h-cdn.co/assets/16/28/480x720/gallery-1468256150-markle-6.jpg



Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Alexandrine on January 02, 2018, 10:46:15 pm
The first and third are possibly from photo sessions.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Val on January 03, 2018, 08:26:44 am
^

Let's hope not as Kate always looked like a demented parakeet in one and they certainly wouldn't suit sparkles shifty little darting eyes.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: danifaul on January 03, 2018, 08:52:37 pm
^ Was not it for Meghan site or instagram?

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Question: we put here,  ???   articles / news ..... about ... wedding dress?


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: YooperModerator on January 03, 2018, 08:58:45 pm
^At this point, please discuss only what she’s been seen wearing.  Thanks! YM


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: lesken on January 04, 2018, 03:16:35 pm
Oh I just realized what Megan's fashion problem might be she watched too many Gilligan's Island reruns and she thinks she's the movie star that needs to wear an evening gown to everything


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: YooperModerator on January 04, 2018, 04:33:56 pm
A little comedy relief, I hope:

I had a friend’s 6 year old boy over here and Sparkle’s brown getup was still up on my ipad.  He shouted, “Look mommy!!  Daniel Boone!”

Come to think of it that hat does bear a resemblance to Boone’s.

http://photos.costume-works.com/full/daniel_boone2.jpg (http://photos.costume-works.com/full/daniel_boone2.jpg)


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Cali San D on January 04, 2018, 04:48:18 pm
^Out of the mouth of babes!  :laugh:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on January 04, 2018, 08:25:12 pm
Haha! That kid is funny!


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Little light on January 04, 2018, 10:31:25 pm
Comple Off topic but I do love the name of this topic.

It always makes me smile broadly


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Alexandrine on January 06, 2018, 09:48:14 pm
 :thankyou:

but the merit is to the one who invented princess sparkles  :tehe:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Fly on the wall on January 09, 2018, 04:46:49 pm
Britxton Jan 9   Represent Radio
Coat
Smythe Brando Coat in Camel
http://meghansmirror.com/product/smythe-brando-coat-in-camel/


Jumper
Marks & Spencer Wool Blend Round Neck Bell Sleeve Jumper
http://meghansmirror.com/product/meghan-markle-marksspencer/





Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on January 09, 2018, 06:11:08 pm
Sarah Flint 'Jay Pump 100' $395
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DTHUV8AXkAEtgQd.jpg

Jigsaw scarf

Marks & Spencer bell sleeve jumper £45
http://asset1.marksandspencer.com/is/image/mands/SD_01_T38_5065T_Y0_X_EC_90?$PDP_MAXI_ZOOM_NEW$

Burberry flared trousers £450
https://assets.burberry.com/is/image/Burberryltd/9da9242fca282d129abafad315f5c73431fd5d45.jpg?$BBY_V2_SL_1X1$&wid=1366&hei=1366

Smythe Coat - worn previously

https://hips.hearstapps.com/hmg-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/images/meghan-markle-prince-harry-1515511914.jpg


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: lesken on January 09, 2018, 06:15:11 pm
I knew she would go for conservative dressing on this.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on January 09, 2018, 06:25:22 pm
Doing it the Markle way! Meghan channels casual chic as she opts for a relaxed updo and a £45 M&S jumper (under a £600 coat) for her first engagement of 2018

    Former Suits star, 36, joined Harry at  Reprezent 107.3 FM in Brixton
    Wore her hair pulled back in a bun with loose tendrils falling around her face
    Stray locks around the front ended up blowing across her face as she arrived
    Gave a nod to the British high street in a Jigsaw scarf and M&S jumper


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5250965/Meghans-hairdo-looks-dishevelled-visit-Brixton.html


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: YooperModerator on January 09, 2018, 06:31:23 pm
^They've raised the price to 75 pounds on their website from here anyway.  For anyone in the States stupid enough to need another black sweater, that'd be around $100 plus a ton of shipping and tax.  I'll pass.  My closet has enough black (seriously).  It is a nice sweater, tho, if you don't have a single black one, live in England, and can find that price point.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: lesken on January 09, 2018, 06:55:41 pm
So the hair looked disheveled? She just had to do something wrong.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: YooperModerator on January 09, 2018, 07:02:00 pm
^If only that was the only thing.  But, hair wise, you tell me:  http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2018/01/09/16/47F299B700000578-5250965-image-a-25_1515513659580.jpg (http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2018/01/09/16/47F299B700000578-5250965-image-a-25_1515513659580.jpg)


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: CathyJane on January 09, 2018, 07:10:23 pm
At least she didn't have her hands in it.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: YooperModerator on January 09, 2018, 07:12:44 pm
^Yeahhh, she did.  The swiping her hair behind the ear thing that kept falling out.  What a fashion leader.  The messy bun done wrong.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: lesken on January 09, 2018, 07:48:47 pm
Well well well..... There's a song by Creedence Clearwater "Bad Moon Rising" that started playing in my head when I saw that hair photo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: ohmy on January 09, 2018, 08:11:32 pm
She looked cute to me ( I'm kinda biased because her hair is like my wife's after a [keratin]treatment) :flower: :flower:
Points for wearing pants in January. Why is it that many royal women do not pants, especially in the winter? ??? ???

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I have sorta hijacked my wife's account ( with her attention). This royal gossiping stuff is intriguing (didn't know most of these even existed).


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on January 09, 2018, 08:25:05 pm
^ :tehe:

Welcome to the party.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on January 09, 2018, 08:30:20 pm
^^ Welcome!
The allergy to trousers is one of the greatest mysteries to me.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Alexandrine on January 09, 2018, 08:49:34 pm
It is mainly in the brf and it is also due that most of them are old and are used to skirts.

Kate could have used pants.

Still thinking this long coats do not look good on her. If we had Kate at the side she would look even smaller.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on January 09, 2018, 08:59:59 pm
^She's not that tall and when you aren't that tall, you have to be careful with long coats. If they aren't hemmed just right, you could end up looking like a Hobbit, especially next to taller people.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on January 09, 2018, 09:05:01 pm
^^ Yeah it definitely is mostly the Winds.

Sophie has worn trousers, don't know how often she does it. And Kate only wears spray on jeggings.

There's another reason for the trouser aversion (just look at Charlotte's pics from yesterday, wouldn't ever dress a girl that way in such a cold!): British women wear skirts from childhood on (think school uniform), and I swear I never see as many women in dresses and skirts as in England (compared to other European countries). It is also a cultural thing. It is shyte cold and British women will wear short and fairly flimsy skirts. One English teacher of mine was for a semester at an English school and she said she froze nearly to death, whilst the other girls didn't seem to be cold at all (that was in the 1980s or so and my teacher was an exchange pupil and seems like she wasn't allowed to wear trousers as part of the school uniform then).

I don't think that many notice this or are aware of it, but German friends of mine commented on how odd it is to see women of all shapes and sizes in all kinds of weather all the time in skirts, and often not even weather appropriate skirts (say it's windy and cold, and the skirts won't be longer or of thicker material.....).

Personally I don't mind the long coat on Murkles, I've never been too strict about height rules tbh and I think often they are over done, but it is true that a shorter person in the wrong frock can look hobbit like very fast, I think I'm around M's height, ca 5'5" / 165cm?


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Ariel on January 16, 2018, 03:04:29 pm
There's a sarcastic post about Etiquette, Manners and Fashion with Charlotte on tumblr that is hilarious:

https://princeharryandme.tumblr.com/post/169753749981#notes

(poo goes in the toilet, bathrobes are for the bathroom  :laugh: )


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on January 16, 2018, 08:09:35 pm
^ lol There's a photographer's (I think he's a photographer, Gary sth?) IG account and he does very similar memes, only it's George giving "useful tips" to Meggles  :tehe:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on January 17, 2018, 01:44:13 am
^^ :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on January 18, 2018, 12:33:16 am
Torturous regime behind Meghan’s glossy mane: Revealed by women who’ve spent years battling natural curls – who also explain why it’s such an emotional issue

    Meghan Markle revealed she uses Brazilian blowouts to straighten her hair
    Siobhan Copland, 31, shared painful memories of trying to style her own curls
    She recalls being called unkind nicknames at school because of her ringlets
    Women with black and mixed-race hair shared their views on hair straightening


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5280667/Torturous-regime-Meghans-glossy-mane.html


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: CathyJane on January 18, 2018, 03:02:59 am
^Yeahhh, she did.  The swiping her hair behind the ear thing that kept falling out.  What a fashion leader.  The messy bun done wrong.

Ugh I must have missed those pictures.   :thumbsdown:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Fly on the wall on January 18, 2018, 04:14:00 pm
Cardiff Jan 18

Coat: Stella McCartney Tie Detail Coat
https://images.harrods.com/product/stella-mccartney/tie-detail-coat_000000005808145001.jpg?dwn=612px:696px

Boots: Tabitha Simmons Kiki Boots
https://luxury.zappos.com/p/tabitha-simmons-kiki-black-velvet/product/8987166/color/113?ef_id=Vm377wAAAOwTdkIN%3A20180118145154%3As&PID=4441350&AID=10485804&utm_source=rewardStyle&splash=none&utm_medium=affiliate&cjevent=2fa25702fc6a11e782ce01400a240614_800902392936078904%3ANzfwvh1JHyfd

Jeans: Hiut Denim Dina Jeans
https://hiutdenim.co.uk/products/the-dina

Handbag: DeMellier London Mini Venice in Forest Green
https://www.demellierlondon.com/the-mini-venice.html?utm_source=linkshare&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=15&network=linkshare&utm_term=QFGLnEolOWg&affiliate_id=QFGLnEolOWg&siteID=QFGLnEolOWg-sC7U._54EX88tXqZY48JSQ

Earrings: Gold Star jacket-style earrings, TBC


Blazer: Theory Wool Off-The Shoulder Jacket


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Rosella on January 18, 2018, 04:23:40 pm
Emily Nash twitted the story of the makers of the pants Meghan wore today. A small Cardigan firm that operates in a town where 400 were thrown out of work when a former denim factory closed. They're about to go global.
Good that Meghan is giving this firm some publicity. The firm making the green bag she had today contributes to a kids charity too.

https://mobile.twitter.com/emynash/status/954001417542529025


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: YooperModerator on January 18, 2018, 04:31:40 pm
Two thousand pounds for another wrap coat?  I don't care for it anymore either.  Plus, she's wearing out the style.  We've seen three of these things now. 

Boy, has she got a lot to learn.  And, pleeeeze.  Comb. The. Hair.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Fly on the wall on January 18, 2018, 04:34:54 pm
nice story behind the jeans pant Meghan wore .


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Miss Hathaway on January 18, 2018, 04:43:54 pm
So fabulous that the Feminist Humanitarian Meggles is carrying a $400 hand bag . . . . . .     :bored:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Rosella on January 18, 2018, 04:53:07 pm
Yes, fantastic that the handbag firm De Millier uses some of its profits to fund Kids medicines and syringes.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Cali San D on January 18, 2018, 05:08:24 pm
Isn't she "merching" the pants and handbag with the hope that people will go and buy them to help the handbag charity and jean company? I guess it goes both ways.  :dontknow:

How would Meghan know of this jean company unless someone told her? And they probably sent her the jeans, same with the handbag. I doubt she does much research, if she did, all she had to do was wear a coat that matched the Welsh flag: red, green, or white. It too much black. I would've chosen a green coat.

Meghan wore a top from Marks & Spencer in Brixton and so Marks & Spencer most likely had a black coat for her to wear also at 70% the cost of the Stella McCartney coat.  :sly:

http://www.marksandspencer.com/patch-pocket-trench-coat-with-belt/p/p60108048?image=SD_01_T49_1200U_Y0_X_EC_90&color=BLACK&prevPage=plp&pdpredirect


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: YooperModerator on January 18, 2018, 07:23:07 pm
^Of course they approached her.  That's how it's done.  It's a good thing to promote, however, but is not a tax deductible donation.  It's advertising.  Very little monies go to the org but it does promote awareness. 

There may be an explanation for her messy hair, tho.  It appears that her hair is a Statement.  Recently, jcrew put a messy bun on a black woman in their catalog and it looked awful per the community of black women.  Then, tons of complaints were twittered to jcrew who then issued an apology.

Then, there was outcry because women of color should be able to wear their hair however they like.  Messy buns aren't just for blondes kind of thing.

Pretty stupid but there it is. 

The stylists for women of color were unanimous, tho, that it takes someone who knows how to style their hair and no excuses for sloppy hairstyles.

So, I suppose the next step is to get Sparkles a specialist to avoid this kind of bedhead in the future. 

Google it.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on January 18, 2018, 07:31:40 pm
Her hair looks a mess. She looks like someone who woke up late, through on business casual attire, brushed her teeth, threw her hair up real quick, and rushed to the office. There is nothing fashionable about it at all. And before someone tries to pull the card, I would say that even if she were a blonde. We would all say it if it were Kate that wore her hair like this to an engagement.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: deGuernsey on January 18, 2018, 07:36:54 pm
^^ and ^ It could be worse. At least she isn't wearing ridiculous false eyelashes, clown make-up complete with overdone eyeliner in a pathetic attempt to look exotic, stuffing her bra or padding her bum like KM. Not yet, anyway. The hair is just plain messy. No card here.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: sandy on January 18, 2018, 07:43:53 pm
She needs a good hair trim.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on January 18, 2018, 07:45:09 pm
^^Nope but she is wearing makeup that's several shades too dark. She's well on her way to walking down the Waity path.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Cali San D on January 18, 2018, 07:48:55 pm
Her hair is long enough for a ponytail, or is that too "twee-looking?" Uh oh, we might get a messy ponytail, nevermind  :laugh:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Miss Hathaway on January 18, 2018, 08:13:36 pm
Her hair looks a mess. She looks like someone who woke up late, through on business casual attire, brushed her teeth, threw her hair up real quick, and rushed to the office. There is nothing fashionable about it at all. And before someone tries to pull the card, I would say that even if she were a blonde. We would all say it if it were Kate that wore her hair like this to an engagement.

I have said this many, many, yes, many times about Sophie Wessex's more ridiculous hair styles . . . .  :tehe:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: deGuernsey on January 18, 2018, 08:14:53 pm
^^^  :ick:  One waity is one too many. :stop:

One would think PH cared enough about himself he would make her stop before she goes any further. Maybe not.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: logically on January 18, 2018, 08:22:33 pm
Let's remember how many times of the past years we have complained about how much and how often WK plays with her hair, it blows inher face and is just wrong for the outing.

WK was lagging behind and working the crowds in the early days before PW would push her along. 

Not fans of either but they are getting it wrong in very similar ways.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: CathyJane on January 18, 2018, 09:01:51 pm
^^^  :ick:  One waity is one too many. :stop:

One would think PH cared enough about himself he would make her stop before she goes any further. Maybe not.

Maybe he can't. ME looks very self assured, contrary to her performances since becoming engaged, as well as hard. Harry is in over his head.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: lesken on January 18, 2018, 10:53:22 pm
Maybe he likes her messed up hair.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: YooperModerator on January 18, 2018, 10:56:38 pm
^But, is Harry in charge of everything BRF?! That could be true that he likes it but surely somebody cares howbthe Firm is presented.  This is not just Cinderella curls, this is a klunky part, stringy and no effort at all mess.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: sandy on January 18, 2018, 11:32:53 pm
I've seen Soap Opera actresses wear their hair this way. Same styles. She needs a new stylist since she's off the TV. IMO anyway.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: ohmy on January 19, 2018, 05:34:06 am
it's my first official day back and I'm already in the minority about her hair. :sorry:  i have never visited Wales but if the wind there is anything like the wind in Chicago, IL, USA, (on a good day) then that wind was a BEAST  :Kate: :Kate:.  If anyone of color is (or you know someone) on this blog. the Chicago winds has successfully overtaken brown pudding gel & pump it up. The only suggestion I have is a beautiful scarf but thr headlines would be murder. Well, that's all I got. :sigh:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Ariel on January 19, 2018, 05:59:07 am
If anyone of color is (or you know someone) on this blog.
I do but why? Does it matter.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: ohmy on January 19, 2018, 07:44:47 am
If anyone of color is (or you know someone) on this blog.
I do but why? Does it matter.
I mention race ONLY because of the hair products mentioned  NOT for the purpose of discussion on race :stop:.
 That's why :thankyou:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Ariel on January 19, 2018, 08:28:18 am
Oh, I see. I'm interested in hair products. It's probably OT here but are there special hair products for winds?
The messy bun was inappropriate imo. There are plenty of ways to fixate your hair in a classy bun without looking like you just went out of bed. But again, I think that this was on purpose - to promote her "effortless casual chic" style as written on meghan'smirror. Do we know who owns that site and makes the affiliate bugs from her appearances?


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Val on January 19, 2018, 08:51:27 am
^

She got the memo that Kate stopped wearing them after comments everywhere that she looked like a demented parakeet in them.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: lesken on January 19, 2018, 10:05:54 am
MM is trying to do the Diane Lane look in Unfaithful with the hair falling on her face off the bun.  But only in one picture I saw did it look cute, but not for an engagement. Diane wore that sexy type hair in the house or when sleeping with her lover.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: sandy on January 19, 2018, 11:28:32 am
I call them "daytime drama" hairdos


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: YooperModerator on January 19, 2018, 11:36:10 am
^^That's it!  It's "inside hair".  Or, in CA, "gym/airport hair".  Either way, it's not working and all it does is look slovenly and, also, add years to her.  If you're going to spend the kind of time and money she does to straighten her hair, why throw it together like that?

Only the very, very beautiful can get away with highly unmanaged managed hair like that and she is most certainly not that.

And what was the effect supposed to be with the off the shoulder blouse when she's on duty?  I'd get fired for wearing something like that to work.  Mismatched earrings and thumb rings, too, are not fashion forward.  She's trying too hard to do something and be something different and it's not having the desired effect.  She's just not that hip nor cute.  It comes off very desperate and attention grabbing, a growing theme.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: deGuernsey on January 19, 2018, 12:18:40 pm
^ It's like she is trying too hard to be someone or something she isn't. Like the Middletrash Tribe she is a conjobber.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on January 19, 2018, 12:21:30 pm
Btw, here's the earlier mentioned IG account, the one where "George" gives Markles "tips" (and more).

Example

https://www.instagram.com/p/BeGcNkuB6Aj/?taken-by=garyjanetti

Account

https://www.instagram.com/garyjanetti/

It's not a photographer, but the writer Gary Janetti!


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: YooperModerator on January 19, 2018, 12:36:17 pm
^That was really funny.  And true.  Thank you! 


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Fly on the wall on January 19, 2018, 04:04:08 pm
 :tehe: these remind of siri cruz burn book


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Cali San D on January 19, 2018, 06:58:15 pm
^ It's like she is trying too hard to be someone or something she isn't. Like the Middletrash Tribe she is a conjobber.

And isn't that the life of an actress, trying to be someone she isn't? Playing a character in a movie or tv show that is not who they are? Totally on point, deGuernsey.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: lesken on January 19, 2018, 07:06:15 pm
What is Marbles problem? Is it she marbles? (old expression of nuts). What was she thinking with that outfit. and the hair.  Harry doesn't care one bit and being a man, especially a man's man type,  doesn't get fashion. I'm not sure Wills doesn't get it either, but Kate does. Diana did. Fergie was the one who was so tacky at the beginning. Marbles isn't tacky exactly, just not appropriate for the occasion. She either overdoes it or underdoes it. That is her signature. Well she is from L.A. So am I. And this is what I tell people about us. People around the world think as Californians that we're Americans. But the rest of the States thinks we are not Americans, we are something else. We are supposed to be Californians, but Northern and Central Californians think we Southern Californians should be another State. And there have been a few measures on the ballot trying to make us another State. And technically, Southern Californians think L.A. people are from another planet. And in some respects we are. So that may be her problem She doesn't belong anywhere.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: deGuernsey on January 19, 2018, 07:08:28 pm
^^ I wasn't thinking about the actor angle just the grifter angle  :tehe: but you are right. She can use any acting, ehem, skills/talent she may have to her advantage.

^  :thumbsup:  Sparkle is a grifter. Being a blue blood simply isn't encoded in her DNA and she is more downtown, waay downtown, so she just doesn't get it and probably never will.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Fly on the wall on January 19, 2018, 07:55:35 pm
Meghans Mirror
‏We can confirm that #PrinceHarry wore the @everlane cashmere crew neck sweater yesterday in Wales. The brand is a well-known favourite of #MeghanMarkle’s. He wore it in the fitting “Royal” blue http://bit.ly/2Bf7aXC  #WhatHarryWore


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: lesken on January 19, 2018, 08:35:15 pm
Harry always wears blue it seems.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: leogirl on January 20, 2018, 06:24:59 am
So does William. They seem to think it looks good because of their eyes.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: danifaul on January 20, 2018, 12:53:22 pm
Meghan Markle mixes it up with non-matching earrings
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-5285337/Meghan-Markle-mixes-non-matching-earrings.html

Meghan Markle wears Welsh brand for away day in Cardiff
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-5284845/Meghan-Markle-wears-Welsh-brand-away-day-Cardiff.html

Never has one outfit been designed to send so many messages!
From her mismatched earrings to her Sloaney boots, how every item Meghan wore was intended to make a statement

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5284771/Meghan-wears-black-JEANS-official-visit-Cardiff.html

Quote
Designer is known for her cruelty-free stance and passion for animals
Carried bag by DeMellier London whose bags fund life-saving vaccines for kids

the coat - to help the animals
the bag - of a dead animal?  :dontknow: I think it's leather ..... so .... do not understand.
Serious  :tehe: every ear helping a cause -  :laugh:  I'll never forget that.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: lesken on January 20, 2018, 05:40:06 pm
@danifaul  I wonder why you have the two of them laughing on your posts. Just curious. And I am wondering if MM inner bohemian is coming out to create that as a fashion sensation in her mind. She is obviously serious about this look. All black is very much an L.A. thing. So she is just going with Hollywood all the way. Slovenly/casual when out and about at day and too formal at luncheons and engagement photos.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Ariel on January 20, 2018, 08:10:05 pm
^^^^^Auch. Now Harry is merching for Meghan. This disaster gets better and better   :cookie:

^ I doubt that there's any bohemian bone in here. If there was it would have been seen on her ig.

lesken was it you who asked for info on how MM is copying Diana, besides wanting Di's tiara for the wedding, going to Cardif as Diana did on one of her first royal engagements, and now this: https://iamstillskippy.tumblr.com/image/169929418806 Kate is already one too many stans imo

^^ She is sending too many and mixed messages. It's :ick:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Little light on January 20, 2018, 08:19:50 pm
That off the shoulder top I see not suitable for day wear. Evening wear, yes. Day wear, no.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: danifaul on January 21, 2018, 02:45:43 am
lesken  :hello:
has more than one reason....  :flower:  but I'll say (mention)  only two:

1- is to remind me not to take it so seriously here.    :there:

2- Sometimes I imagine Kate laughing, from the Harryfans-haters-critics-stan-fans
and now I imagine Meghan laughing, from the Cambsfans-haters-critics-stan-fans
 :tehe: How we laugh at them, too.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: lesken on January 21, 2018, 02:21:31 pm
^ I thought that is probably why you put them laughing. And I do see the Diana copying, although that type of check design or tartan really is popular here and there on its own as a suit or jacket. I have to comment that she does take the check style and does her own thing which ends up being inappropriate. The off the shoulder look with sleek black jeans and coat and messy hair is being a sex kitten. That is something I would have worn when at CA Highland games when I was younger and attracting male attention and in CA. She is luring H and the public with the Hollywood sex stuff which is sooooooooo inappropriate for her position. But this is what H likes and what he is about as a man's man. They like women like that. So she can pretend to be empowering but she is using the oldest trick in the book. And maybe since she used to be a career woman with humanitarian interests for woman's rights, H might like that he has knocked her down for him in his eyes. But the fool doesn't realize this is an act and will change. And the way she does, he may not like. Before H I didn't see her in such inappropriate outfits as she now wears. But then maybe that is because it was either an attorney's costume, red carpet events or just out on the streets.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on January 22, 2018, 08:48:09 pm
I'll say this and I'll leave the hair thing alone: I am both black American AND have had the privilege (or misfortune) of living in downtown Chicago for a couple of years. Is the wind a beast? Yes it is but that is no excuse for Meghan's hair. Meghan went from the train, to a waiting car. She is not like the rest of us who have had to walk several blocks to the El station while battling the wind. A slicked back bun or low pony tail would have looked much better than what we got. Meghan had fly aways because she wanted to have fly aways. If it were that dang windy out there, the flags and hats in the crowds would have been flying all over the place.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Fly on the wall on February 01, 2018, 07:47:34 pm
EndeavourFund Awards February 1

Alexander McQueen suit

https://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/Alexander-McQueen-Classic-Suiting-Jacket/prod125521423/p.prod?ecid=BGCS__GooglePLA&utm_medium=CSE&utm_source=BGCS__GooglePLA&utm_campaign=AlexanderMcqueen&ecid=BGAF__rewardStylerewardStyle&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=BGAF__rewardStyle&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=BGAF__rewardStyle


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: ohmy on February 05, 2018, 02:58:27 am
I'll say this and I'll leave the hair thing alone: I am both black American AND have had the privilege (or misfortune) of living in downtown Chicago for a couple of years. Is the wind a beast? Yes it is but that is no excuse for Meghan's hair. Meghan went from the train, to a waiting car. She is not like the rest of us who have had to walk several blocks to the El station while battling the wind. A slicked back bun or low pony tail would have looked much better than what we got. Meghan had fly aways because she wanted to have fly aways. If it were that dang windy out there, the flags and hats in the crowds would have been flying all over the place.
NOTICE
Well as another black woman who's been blessed to have lived all over the globe (thanks to my job) and  living with moisture sucking 3C hair texture . Today I was blessed with a Brazilian Blowout & it is GORGEOUS!! My hair looks like it should be in a beauty salon or beauty supply store window.
The downside. I've  braided it. Put it in a ponytail. Tried on a wig .Hell, I've made up a style all in effort to have my hair  back for work. (bobby pins are useless).
Any suggestions for me? :cookie:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on February 05, 2018, 04:47:33 am
^Run a flat iron through it, wrap it and tie it with a silk scarf.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Ariel on February 05, 2018, 12:01:48 pm
^^ Why do you think it's appropriate to not only go off topic but also to ONLY talk about yourself and how gorgeous you think that your hair is.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: YooperModerator on February 05, 2018, 02:33:27 pm
^^^That really is one of the farthest off topic posts I’ve ever seen.  You’re a new member so I advise you to chat about your hair in one if our non royal, games or chat threads. 

Reel it back in.  Thanks!  YM


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Fly on the wall on February 07, 2018, 09:24:45 pm
Meghan Markle wardrobe cost - enormous value of Prince Harry’s fiancee’s clothing revealed



Engagement announcement

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attended an official photocall to announce their engagement, and Meghan chose a bridal white coat to mark the occasion.

P.A.R.O.S.H Fitted Bow Detail Dress in Green - £437

The Line White Mara Trench Coat - £540

Aquazzura Matilde Crisscross Pumps - £500

Les Plaisirs de Birks Yellow Gold and Opal Earrings - £850

Total cost: £2,327



Official engagement pictures


Meghan and Prince Harry’s engagement photos looked like something from Vanity Fair magazine with a princely tag to match.

Engagement dress designed by British fashion brand Ralph & Russo - £56,000

Pink Victoria Beckham crew neck jumper - £690

Total cost: £56,690


Nottingham

Fans crowded the streets of this Midlands town to get a view of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in Nottingham.

Mackage Double Breasted Military Maxi Coat - £540

Wolford Portland Turtleneck - £65

Joseph Full Midi Skirt - £345

Strathberry Midi Tote - £455

Kurt Geiger Violet Boots - £159

Total cost: £2,164


Brixton

Meghan and Harry visited community radio station Reprezent 107.3FM in Brixton.

Smythe Brando Coat in camel - £577.81

Marks & Spencer Bell Sleeve Jumper - £45

Burberry Wyhill Poudre de Grain Trouser - £135

Jigsaw Sara Scarf - £69

Aritzia Amos Dress Belt - £45

Sarah Flint Tortoiseshell Heels - £458

Birks Les Plaisirs de Birks Gold Earrings - £269

Zofia Day Bar Stack Ring - £514

Total cost: £2,112.81


Christmas Day

Meghan Markle wore a conservative tonal brown hue for her first Christmas with the Queen. But how much did the look cost?

Sentaler wide collar wrap coat in camel - £986

Chloe “Pixie” bag - £1073

Bespoke Philip Treacy Hat - around £270

Stuart Weitzman Boots - 575

Birks “Snowflake” jacket earrings - £5,250

Club Monaco Tay Dress - £215

Marks & Spencer Leather Gloves - £22

Total cost: £8,381

Meghan Markle's engagement ring

The band is made of gold and the ring was made by Cleave and Company, Court Jewellers to The Queen

Wales

Meghan Markle in Wales opted for a diplomatic look featuring jeans from a Welsh company.

Stella McCartney Tie Detail Coat - £1,350

Tabitha Simmons Kiki Boots £594

Hiut Denim Dina Jeans - £175

DeMellier London Mini Venice in Forest Green - £295

Arrow-style Zofia Day Dash Stud earring - £414

Triple Star by Gabriela Artigas - £207.86

Theory Wool Off-The Shoulder Jacket - £356.33

Black Cashmere Scarf by Everlane - £63.35

Maison Birks Iconic Stackable Yellow Gold and Diamond Splash Ring - £1,076

Total cost: £4,531.54


Endeavor Awards

Meghan and Prince Harry attend their first evening event since the announcement of their engagement at the Endeavour Awards.

Jacket: Alexander McQueen Grain de Poudre Wool Blazer - £1436

Pants: Modified/Tailored Alexander McQueen Grain de Poudre Trousers - £572

Blouse: Tuxe Boss Blouse in Ivory - £285

Shoes: Manolo Blahnik BB Pumps - £477.78

Bag: Prada Black Convertible Clutch - £1,822.00

Total cost: £6,414.78
Meghan Markle: In Wales she opted for a Theory Wool Off-The Shoulder Jacket that cost over £350
How much does Meghan Markle’s wardrobe cost?

All in all these items brings the cost of Meghan’s close from November 2017 alone to £80,621.13.

This amounts to an average cost of £11,803 for Meghan’s clothing per public appearance.

https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/style/915719/meghan-markle-prince-harry-news-latest-wardrobe-cost


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Rosella on February 07, 2018, 11:32:20 pm
The vast majority of the cost of Meghan's clothing so far was the engagement dress, which (whether bought, borrowed or given on a deal) reportedly cost £56,000. As she is and was at the time of the engagement photos, a private citizen who paid/pays for her own clothing, I don't see why the Express is so interested. I can't remember any totals being given for Sophie's clothes in the months after she became engaged to Ed, nor for Kate in her engagement period either.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Fly on the wall on February 07, 2018, 11:57:19 pm
One might have been for kate,but if someone wants to really truly take on that task and go looking  8)


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: windsor2 on February 08, 2018, 12:17:34 am
^^this is from the 3 months of the engagements. 3 months, she's spent that kind of money.  :o  This woman could care less about austerity. It's all about her and being the Hollywood princess.  :thumbsdown:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: ohmy on February 08, 2018, 01:51:07 am
^^ Why do you think it's appropriate to not only go off topic but also to ONLY talk about yourself and how gorgeous you think that your hair is.
:sorry: YooperModerator. I'll remember to PM
 :thankyou:HRH Tiana of NOLA
 
Ariel Stay Pressed.  :tehe: :tehe:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Ariel on February 08, 2018, 04:28:02 am
I think it's very relevant to calculate how much she spends on clothes to look like a princess. She says she's a philanthropist but didn't help anyone from her family, she even claimed she didn't know her own brother which is beyond cruel. PH is marrying a failure at creating a home and family, a failure at making it to the red carpet in Hollywood where you need talent to be invited. Yet, she spends like a vain person would to make herself feel better.

Yet again - if tumblr sites are correct - the entire outfits are sponsored and she made income on them via JM'sPR company that paid her in Canada, while she carried the work in UK and owes taxes on that income in US, Canada and UK. And that's just pre-marriage when the taxpayers don't have to foot the bill for the bathrobe outfits with just got out of bed messy hair that her PR claims to be her signature look.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Ariel on February 15, 2018, 05:35:57 am
That is just the nature of their relationship IMO. She is mothering to him as that is what he needs. Whereas with Waity, her family does the mothering collectively. Sparkles is the boss of them and that is how they are. It would be interesting to see if she was that way with her ex or just is doing this to manipulative and nail Harry. Losing Di has left a void and women who know how to fill the void get them.

As and you shall receive. When she was after Cory she studied his gf, started having the same hobbies, the same style and same haircut like his gf, which became ex of course.
https://anonymoushouseplantfan.tumblr.com/post/170893403526/she-mimicked-corys-ex-how-did-i-miss-such-a (https://anonymoushouseplantfan.tumblr.com/post/170893403526/she-mimicked-corys-ex-how-did-i-miss-such-a)

She's now dressing like Cressida  sloppy and messy. During her campaign to win the ring she's been all about I can dress like Cressida, I can dance like her, I am a better actress... Now - exactly like Cressida's haircut.

It's nauseating how creepy this mimicking is. You would think that it's just a coincidence that the two women look so much alike. You would think that the man has a type but no - he's been targeted and the narc is playing with their emotions.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Miss Hathaway on February 15, 2018, 03:11:04 pm
^  Oh.  Wow.   This is disturbing!     :sob:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: CathyJane on February 15, 2018, 03:20:08 pm
Geez. RUN HARRY before it's too late!


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Kuei Fei on February 15, 2018, 03:46:13 pm
He won't run because he's blinded by love and determined to basically flout the BRF and courtiers, I think mainly the courtiers.



Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: YooperModerator on February 15, 2018, 05:13:56 pm
^^^^ :o. Now, that’s really creepy and so so obvious.  Wow. 


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: sandy on February 15, 2018, 06:27:36 pm
That is just the nature of their relationship IMO. She is mothering to him as that is what he needs. Whereas with Waity, her family does the mothering collectively. Sparkles is the boss of them and that is how they are. It would be interesting to see if she was that way with her ex or just is doing this to manipulative and nail Harry. Losing Di has left a void and women who know how to fill the void get them.

As and you shall receive. When she was after Cory she studied his gf, started having the same hobbies, the same style and same haircut like his gf, which became ex of course.
https://anonymoushouseplantfan.tumblr.com/post/170893403526/she-mimicked-corys-ex-how-did-i-miss-such-a (https://anonymoushouseplantfan.tumblr.com/post/170893403526/she-mimicked-corys-ex-how-did-i-miss-such-a)

She's now dressing like Cressida  sloppy and messy. During her campaign to win the ring she's been all about I can dress like Cressida, I can dance like her, I am a better actress... Now - exactly like Cressida's haircut.

It's nauseating how creepy this mimicking is. You would think that it's just a coincidence that the two women look so much alike. You would think that the man has a type but no - he's been targeted and the narc is playing with their emotions.

Cressida had  her own look. Wearing those 'overalls' and looking sloppy.  Also Meghan is some years older than Cressida and got into acting first. SO how could she have imitated Cressida as far as acting. At least she does not try the modern dances of Cressida now that's something to be very thankful for!


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Ariel on February 15, 2018, 07:50:47 pm
Cressida's style is bathrobes and high waist pants, plus clothes that are one size too large for her.

Cressida's style: http://www.justjared.com/2017/04/12/meghan-markles-show-suits-gets-summer-premiere-date/
the original: http://home.bt.com/lifestyle/fashion-beauty/cressida-leads-the-style-set-at-glastonbury-11363915484710

M in Edinburg: http://people.com/royals/meghan-markle-burberry-coat-edinburgh/
C in high waist pants: https://i.pinimg.com/564x/f5/e2/b6/f5e2b6cfa839529e0fbb7914dadef583.jpg
C in bathrobe coast: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5122449/Cressida-Bonas-parties-amid-Prince-Harry-engagement-news.html



Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: windsor2 on February 17, 2018, 03:25:19 am
The Meghan effect! Royal bride-to-be sends sales of black trousers soaring by 40 per cent and inspires celebrity copycats - as she proves smart pants are anything but boring
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5392013/Meghan-sends-searches-black-trousers-soaring.html#ixzz57KapwNsk
This isn't a new style trend. She's coying VB, not the other way round.
There's now quite a few blogs dedicated to her so called style. Most of the time, she looks a bit sloppy.  :thumbsdown:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/people/meet-women-have-made-business-chronicling-meghan-markles-style/
http://people.com/royals/meghan-markle-fashion-blogs-shop-her-style/
Since she's a control freak, I'm certain that she's making money off of these blogs.  :cookie:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: sandy on February 17, 2018, 01:23:09 pm
I don't know why anybody would imitate either woman fashion wise. Cress has those overalls and odd looking gowns.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Fly on the wall on February 17, 2018, 02:04:37 pm
RME @ that DM article about Meghan sending black trousers sales up  .i guess they never went into an office building


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on February 17, 2018, 02:31:41 pm
^ lol exactly, or anywhere, really. Black trousers are pretty much a staple item (& a part of many uniforms in all kinds of settings!!). :sigh:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Ariel on February 20, 2018, 10:36:19 am
My find for the day: https://iamstillskippy.tumblr.com/image/171084444101

Just when I thought that M can't be more mercenary and mercantile - she proves me wrong.

She's selling the clothes she wore at engagements for a bigger price on ebay ... let's see if the 'Meghan effect' will help her sell one single item of the ones she wore.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on February 20, 2018, 12:30:26 pm
^ She wouldn't be the first "royal" to do that, Mary of Denmark seems to be famous for taking clothes and accessories out of shops without paying for them and then selling them (after wearing them once or twice)  :spy:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Miss Hathaway on February 20, 2018, 04:25:22 pm
RME @ that DM article about Meghan sending black trousers sales up  .i guess they never went into an office building

I've been flying a lot in the past year and black yoga pants are THE official outfit of all females flying, it seems!   [Me too].   


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Kuei Fei on February 20, 2018, 04:37:54 pm
^ She wouldn't be the first "royal" to do that, Mary of Denmark seems to be famous for taking clothes and accessories out of shops without paying for them and then selling them (after wearing them once or twice)  :spy:

So Mary demands freebies!? Unreal.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Cali San D on February 20, 2018, 04:41:49 pm
Could it be that someone bought the same top that Meghan wore and are trying to sell it as if she wore it?  :-

If this is Megs or Megs' "friends" doing this, then this its a new low for Megs and can only be explained as having some sort of mental or personality disorder.  :laugh:

Same for CP Mary of Denmark.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Kuei Fei on February 20, 2018, 05:02:48 pm
So it is true that CP Mary does do this?


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: buflesse on February 20, 2018, 05:15:53 pm
My find for the day: https://iamstillskippy.tumblr.com/image/171084444101

Just when I thought that M can't be more mercenary and mercantile - she proves me wrong.

She's selling the clothes she wore at engagements for a bigger price on ebay ... let's see if the 'Meghan effect' will help her sell one single item of the ones she wore.

How do we know that it's Meghan who's selling this? The seller isn't selling her exact jacket from the looks of it. Just an identical one to the one she wore.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on February 20, 2018, 08:15:06 pm
^^ Yes it is. She enters shops, picks nilly willy what she wants and asks whether XY is in yet, it's brought out from the backroom, she chooses, has it packed up and then just leaves. Or she sends out Fred to do it for her, with a list in hand (as these 2 won't get charged). Then she wears lots of it only once or twice, if that, and then sells it to Haberdash in Copenhagen, a "luxury second hand shop", so she makes money on top of it all, and yet she and Fred constantly spend over budget and have to beg for more money. Mind boggling. Makes the Brits look civilized.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Kuei Fei on February 20, 2018, 08:42:53 pm
Unreal; ot think, I actually defend her at times.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on February 20, 2018, 09:19:01 pm
^ I know, I like some of them (eg Maxima, Letizia, the Bernadotte sisters), and I don't know much about them, but then I read stuff and I'm like "oh sh...ucks!" Thought Mary was a good one too, but she seems to be the most obnoxious one, as I said, making the Windsors look civilized and modest..
:- :easter-no:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Rosella on February 20, 2018, 10:00:38 pm
That off shoulder top that Meghan wore inside on her engagement at Brixton is not bespoke. It can be bought (and sold) on e-bay and anywhere else, by anyone. There's no proof whatsoever that Meghan is the seller of that item, though certain Tumblr and Twitter sites would like to infer that it's her that's doing it.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on February 21, 2018, 04:00:57 am
^Right. It looks like at least one of those Ebay accounts has been around for a minute. Unless they can go further back and somehow link the items to her, I would bet its just someone trying to capitalize off the fact that she wore a similar piece.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Cali San D on February 26, 2018, 12:22:44 am
I was scanning the DM articles and I came across this one and it made me think of that article about Meghan stating a trend with the pantsuit she wore to the Endeavour Awards. Plz  :bored:

http://dailym.ai/2ChrAo5


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Fly on the wall on February 28, 2018, 01:52:10 pm

Royal foundation froum Feb28
Jason wu
https://www.net-a-porter.com/gb/en/product/992242/Jason_Wu/belted-satin-wrap-dress?cm_mmc=LinkshareUK-_-8/btisdd0hQ-_-Custom-_-LinkBuilder&siteID=8_btisdd0hQ-p91dsocAmMPjw55blacqhw&Mail+Online=Mail+Online


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Pepe Le Skew on February 28, 2018, 03:17:40 pm
I usually like Markles’ style, but this dress is a poorly fitting mess.  When seated, a frock behaves differently.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: lesken on February 28, 2018, 03:37:15 pm
I actually liked it compared to her other choices. Her hair looked nice, she still hasn't got over grabbing Harry or brushing her hair back, but she was more subdued about it. Her shoes were too modern looking for the outfit and made her legs look too skinny somehow. She does have wirey arms and legs however, so any shorter dress and sleeves will accent that. But overall, the look was okay. She learned the sitting style of Kate. By the way, Kate and wills looked bored from what I saw. Didn't hear anything yet. She may learn how to dress yet despite my past negative comments about her look.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Miss Hathaway on February 28, 2018, 03:55:08 pm
Why does Meggles always look so sloppy?  She's a mess.   Hair, clothes . . . she was well groomed on the TV show, so I don't get why she is so sloppy now.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on February 28, 2018, 04:37:15 pm
More to the point: Why does she look like she's still in Cali?
She just cannot not touch H, even for a second, can't keep her hands to herself, he might run away!
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/02/28/11/49A8C59800000578-5444151-image-m-82_1519817236892.jpg
 :sigh:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Miss Hathaway on February 28, 2018, 04:49:53 pm
^ And notice that Harry has his hands firmly clasped in his lap.  Not touching his beloved in return.   William actually looks like a serious grown up.   Kate actually looks pregnant.



Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on February 28, 2018, 05:03:17 pm
Why does Meggles always look so sloppy?  She's a mess.   Hair, clothes . . . she was well groomed on the TV show, so I don't get why she is so sloppy now.

Because an actual stylist, not Jessica, was dressing her on the show.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: sandy on February 28, 2018, 05:35:35 pm
^ And notice that Harry has his hands firmly clasped in his lap.  Not touching his beloved in return.   William actually looks like a serious grown up.   Kate actually looks pregnant.



It's a moment in time. He is still marrying her. he does not have to touch her all the time. Oddly enough some criticized them both for being "too tactile."


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Miss Hathaway on February 28, 2018, 07:59:09 pm
^ I've never criticized Harry for being too tactile with Megs.   I've always pointed out how uninterested he appears to be around her.   She seems to be overcompensating with the touching because he does none and she knows it.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: sandy on February 28, 2018, 08:19:52 pm
I said "some" criticized her and indeed they did. Harry looked a lot more interested in Meg than he ever did in Cressida. If he did not want Meghan he would not have proposed to her. As I said a number of times if she did not touch him at all she'd be called the "ice princess."


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: lesken on February 28, 2018, 09:14:32 pm
Actually if she wasn't so touchy with Prince Harry ,she'd just be like all the other Royals not necessarily an Ice Princess.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Ariel on February 28, 2018, 10:24:35 pm
And I think that the only person who would call her a princess ia herself.

I agree, Harry's hands talk volumes and he's the tactile one.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: CathyJane on March 01, 2018, 01:58:44 am
MEggles just can't help herself touching, feeling Harry. She's weird.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: windsor2 on March 01, 2018, 02:38:56 am
^she's just a tacky actress trying hard to sell the love story or Harry chosing her to marry him.  :bored:
She was possibly merchandising at the event today She wore a Jason Wu Spring 2018 collection dress. Very odd to wear a spring dress when it's winter and there's a snow storn in London.  :cookie:
https://twitter.com/whatmegwore/status/968873492912500737


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: CathyJane on March 02, 2018, 02:22:22 am
Yeah I thought that was an incredibly odd thing to wear in the middle of a possible blizzard.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on March 02, 2018, 02:46:26 pm
^^ She clearly lost the plot. I think these people have not one ounce of common sense between them.
Bill has been positively surprising me lately though. Incl his dress sense, esp at that engagement.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: lesken on March 02, 2018, 03:02:16 pm
I am just guessing, knowing the mentality of a native L.A. chick, but she is probably getting, "Oh you are a breath of fresh spring air around here," from some around the Royals. So she is emphasizing her Spring Air California persona in her dress style especially in a snow storm. That is how they think. When I was 20 I might have done the same thing trying to show who I am there. It is really dumb in a snow storm.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Miss Hathaway on March 13, 2018, 03:21:48 pm
The beanie that MM wore to Westminster was the stupidest looking thing ever.  If she tried to look stupid, she couldn't have done a better job.

Also . . . the chicken legs.  Harry finds this sexy?   Must not be a leg man.   Or a breast man either, since she took her implants out . . . .  :-

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=ebc7840437&view=att&th=1621fec795046a08&attid=0.1&disp=safe&zw

https://tse1.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIF.P32Sm%2bV%2bOE2xjHKq36TIWQ&pid=15.1&P=0&w=300&h=300


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: sandy on March 13, 2018, 03:37:20 pm
I don't see them as chicken legs, just thin legs. I would not say the royals are not the most attractive people in the world, the men losing their looks and so forth. And she looks better than many of the royal women. I will go no further...


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Miss Hathaway on March 13, 2018, 03:48:27 pm
^ Skinny, skinny legs are called chicken legs.   At least in my neck of the woods.

And, yes, Sandy, you say in every post that the royals aren't so great.   Can we all just stipulate that so you don't have to repeat yourself?   The topic we are discussing here is Sparkles.   Harry isn't in the subject.  It's Sparkles' chicken legs on display.  Not Harry's.  Sparkles legs are noticeably unattractive, in my opinion.  Harry's may be too, but that goes under his subject heading not here.

MM has ugly legs.   She should not draw attention to them with tight pants, short skirts, etc.  Lose slacks, long skirts/dresses, boots are her friends.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: sandy on March 13, 2018, 04:36:39 pm
Miss Hathaway with all due respect, speak for yourself. Please do not use the word "we" because you sound like you represent other people. You are speaking for yourself and have your own opinion as have I.

I think it is a valid comparison and I feel I can express my opinions as I choose to. Please do not address me like "can we all stipulate."

Maybe in your neck of the woods they are called chicken legs, but I choose not to think they are.

MM is free to wear what she wants. IMO. But I feel she is overanalyzed and picked at next thing you know some will say she does not breathe properly. She's human and flawed. But sometimes I think she's overly criticized. She can't win with some. I like the outfit. And berets are not unusual in this day and age.



Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: buflesse on March 13, 2018, 04:50:27 pm
sandy, when have you once criticised Meghan?


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: sandy on March 13, 2018, 04:54:34 pm
I could ask you the same question re: favorable comments. Look at my last post I did call her "human and flawed." I also believe that I can express my opinion here. I find some of the comments overly harsh and some scary like the ones on the DM. Not liking someone is one thing but wishing them death (and yes there have been posts like that on the DM) is inappropriate and scary. I also am surprised at the criticism of her wearing a beret which is not unusual head gear. I like it better than fascinators.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Miss Hathaway on March 13, 2018, 05:29:18 pm
Why are you surprised that there is criticism of Meghan's head gear?  This is a gossip forum.   

However, it is not the DM, and no one here has wished death to MM, so that is a rather inappropriate remark for you to make in this forum, which is not the DM.   And yes, the Royals are "human and flawed" but the topic is Meghan's flaws.

So, bringing it back to the topic at hand -- which is MM's fashion --  Megs' beanie, just like the one on Christmas, is ridiculous!   Who is giving her advice? 

And she never, ever, never should draw attention to her chicken legs!   Ever!    In my opinion, of course. . . .   lol


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: sandy on March 13, 2018, 06:35:53 pm
I never said it was from Royal Gossip. Please check my previous post and see. The DM people seem "out there" and they are a different group. Extremists make those sorts of comments and I mean extremists. I'm just repeating what I saw on the DM which is rather shocking. But I won't quote anymore of them but they are there, I'll leave it to people to look on their own.

She can't cover her legs all the time though. People have DNA and her legs are shaped that way. If she's healthy that's what matters in any case.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Miss Hathaway on March 13, 2018, 07:01:16 pm
Yes, I know you were referring to the DM, but death threats on the DM have nothing to do with this forum and criticism of MM's beanie.

And with regard to her chicken legs, MM needs to dress to play up her plusses and minimize her minuses.  One of her minuses is her legs.   That is easily accomplished with looser slacks and flowing skirts.   She is also bow-legged.   She just needs to downplay her legs, period, in my opinion. 


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Cali San D on March 13, 2018, 09:38:13 pm
Unfortunately, we will see those ankles for the duration because she will wear skirts and dresses from time to time. Thank goodness we won't have to see them on the wedding day.  :tehe:

I looked at the pictures from the DM article about Meg & Kate wearing similar style shoes at the Commonwealth Ceremony and I didn't like the hat either. I think she should try to place the hat further back on her head and not too close to her forehead or wear a hat that angles up like Sophie's. It was also too plain, it needed a feathery thingy like Sophie or a bow like Theresa May.

Meg needs to try on different hats in the mirror to see what works, or she is one of those women who thinks she looks good no matter what she puts on.  :sigh:

There should be a motto: Not all fashion fits all. :tehe:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Ariel on March 13, 2018, 09:58:21 pm
About the shoes- they are exactly like Kate's. There's video in which Kate sees them and then tells Wills. I bet they weren't amused.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Rosella on March 14, 2018, 01:47:17 am
The two pairs of shoes are different brands. And as the women aren't particularly close how would Meghan know what shoes Kate would be wearing on the day?  She'd hardly be scrambling around in Kate's shoe closet!  :laugh:

They dressed in different houses that day and arrived in separate cars with their spouses. I don't think they'd be sitting beforehand having a conversation about which shoes Kate would be wearing on Commonwealth Day and Kate jumping up to show her what pair!

It was a coincidence, borne of there being a particular theme of navy blue and white/cream going on that day. There have been several like coincidences over time. I remember Caroline of Monaco had the same coat on as someone else on one occasion years ago, and on one engagement Mary of Denmark and the host of the charity Mary was visiting had the same dress on from the same designer and the two women laughed about it. I think that was a couple of years ago.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: sandy on March 14, 2018, 01:34:06 pm
I also don't think Kate is that petty to complain to Wills because Meghan wears similar shoes.  Kate can't dictate what others wear in any case.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: CathyJane on March 14, 2018, 07:52:11 pm
I'll bet she wants to though.  :tehe:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Ariel on March 17, 2018, 01:25:25 pm
She didn't complain and I'd think that M or her assistant found a way to see what Kate will wear and copy some of her style - the shoes. On Kate's big day in the Swedish tour Meghan wore an item from the same designer. Mere coincidences? I think not. There was a video on DM showing the moment Kate noticing Meghan's shoes and pointing them to William - I couldn't find it now but it's out there. The jelly one of the two is Meghan, not Kate imo.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Fly on the wall on March 17, 2018, 02:53:35 pm
Meghan Markle's Royal Wardrobe: Here's Who Pays for It, and Why She Can't Accept Free Clothes

When she stepped out at Westminster Abbey with fiancé Prince Harry for her first official duty alongside Queen Elizabeth on Monday, Meghan Markle’s $1,000 white coat from British designer Amanda Wakeley turned heads.

Along with the rest of her enviable wardrobe — including the Sentaler coat she wore at Christmas to designer Welsh jeans from Hiut — Meghan’s chic style comes with a hefty price tag.

And it’s all paid for out of pocket — for now, by Harry and Meghan themselves, PEOPLE understands. Royals do not accept designer clothes for free.

While assistants like Natasha Archer, who works for Kate Middleton, call in several options from designers, after they have chosen an outfit the others are returned and the one that is worn is paid for.

After her May 19 wedding to Harry at Windsor’s St. George’s Chapel, Meghan’s clothing budget for official outings will be covered by the money that Prince Charles gives to Prince William, Kate and Harry from his Duchy of Cornwall income of about $28 million.

Last year, the trio drew the expenses needed for their public lives (salaries and office costs and other expenses) from a fund of $4.8 million. (That part of Charles’s official outgoings also covers other aspects of his accounts, such as some capital expenditure.)

The eye-popping $78,000 cost of the Ralph & Russo gown Meghan wore in her engagement portraits sparked much debate when the pictures were released in December.
Meghan Markle's Royal Wardrobe: Here's Who Pays for It, and Why She Can't Accept Free Clothes

When she stepped out at Westminster Abbey with fiancé Prince Harry for her first official duty alongside Queen Elizabeth on Monday, Meghan Markle’s $1,000 white coat from British designer Amanda Wakeley turned heads.

Along with the rest of her enviable wardrobe — including the Sentaler coat she wore at Christmas to designer Welsh jeans from Hiut — Meghan’s chic style comes with a hefty price tag.

And it’s all paid for out of pocket — for now, by Harry and Meghan themselves, PEOPLE understands. Royals do not accept designer clothes for free.

While assistants like Natasha Archer, who works for Kate Middleton, call in several options from designers, after they have chosen an outfit the others are returned and the one that is worn is paid for.

After her May 19 wedding to Harry at Windsor’s St. George’s Chapel, Meghan’s clothing budget for official outings will be covered by the money that Prince Charles gives to Prince William, Kate and Harry from his Duchy of Cornwall income of about $28 million.

Last year, the trio drew the expenses needed for their public lives (salaries and office costs and other expenses) from a fund of $4.8 million. (That part of Charles’s official outgoings also covers other aspects of his accounts, such as some capital expenditure.)

The eye-popping $78,000 cost of the Ralph & Russo gown Meghan wore in her engagement portraits sparked much debate when the pictures were released in December.

http://people.com/royals/meghan-markles-royal-wardrobe-heres-who-pays-for-it-and-why-she-cant-accept-free-clothes/


There is always a  way around of accepting freebies


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: YooperModerator on March 17, 2018, 04:22:37 pm
^For the BRF, maybe.  For a US taxpayer, no.  All gifts are taxed.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: lesken on March 17, 2018, 04:26:10 pm
Well the taxpayers do pay for that wardrobe because those duchies of Prince Charles are not taxed the way everybody else is taxed.  And I don't even understand why he gets to keep them and they don't go back to the public. But of course this is the British and their rules and their country. So I don't have to understand it. If the majority of the British are happy with Meghan markle's wardrobe being paid for from the duchies as well as everybody else's that's the way it will be.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: YooperModerator on March 17, 2018, 04:34:33 pm
^True.  It’s up to them to decide how much of this is acceptable.

However, if any portion of Sparkles’  endorsements go hand in hand with receipt of goods or monies, the IRS can and will tax and inspect it.  They have carte blanche to do just about anything they want short of murder.  They are our most powerful branch of gov and until she cuts ties completely as a citizen, this will remain.  It isn’t the same as the BRF setup at all.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Ariel on March 19, 2018, 09:52:25 am
I think she's not planning to cut any ties with US. She's been setting up her trademarks and secret companies that are to be paid for her merching instead of her. A tumblr blog summed it up pretty neatly here

https://felix2001a.tumblr.com/post/172021880445/frim-fram-meghan-markle

Quote
My concern re: Frim Fram (a play on the term “flim flam” which of course describes a scam or con job) is that she plans to make illicit income while married and hide it there.  I have this concern because until November 2017 the CEO CFO and President of Frim Fram was one Rachel Meghan Markle.  On November 20,2017 the CFO CEO and President were changed to her accountant and her lawyer.  Note the proximity to her date of engagement to Harry.  So she was trying to hide her involvement with Frim Fram.  I’d take a guess and say she’ll continue to merch etc which of course would be a serious problem for a royal.  I also wonder what her charity humanitarian scam is all about that seems to be a real aim for her.  I have always said this woman is a jail sentence waiting to happen.  Note to sometime after she outed her fake affair with Harry she got The Tig trademarked and the trademark is owned by Frim Fram.  Lily has shown us some evidence of the existence of the “new” Tig (it’s on your site JD) Since she owns the trademark that is her.  It is obvious she plans on  restarting her social media business. 

I also recall that when Meghan’s Mirror started up we had evidence she contacted a trademark lawyer and she may have gotten some agreed upon percentage of the sales made by Meghan’s Mirror.  That site has undergone a very extensive upgrade which cost plenty so it looks to me like she has plans for income after wedding - income that would be given royal standards etc  damaging if discovered. 

Markle does not care about the integrity of the BRF nor its continuance.  She’d happily destroy the monarchy and for sure Harry especially if it got her media attention and money. 


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: sandy on March 19, 2018, 01:34:31 pm
Since this is from Tumblr, I am not so sold on it. The royals learned lessons about outside jobs and I doubt they would allow this. Plus the IRS is keen on finding "illicit income" of famous people. It would be quite the coup. I doubt she would go up against the IRS.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: YooperModerator on March 19, 2018, 01:44:48 pm
^I don't care if she would or wouldn't or is honest or dishonest.  The fact is, she can't.  The US Treasury Dept includes the FBI, don't forget, and they are under high scrutiny themselves right now so we are at a time when they are even more on their toes.

Besides, this is the very recipe they live for.  Access to the previously inaccessible.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: lesken on March 19, 2018, 02:14:23 pm
MM would be very stupid to go against the IRS. However, her ambition could blind her judgment.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: sandy on March 19, 2018, 04:18:26 pm
I would say the IRS is a tough agency to deal with. Big Time. Judgment or no judgment, it is a losing situation to try to "hide" money.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: YooperModerator on March 19, 2018, 06:12:45 pm
^^She has exhibited no signs to me yet of possessing any form of good judgment.  Only greed and ambition.  Her ‘style’ failures prove that.  She thinks she’s too special and untouchable and that everyone is as big a knucklehead as Harry, or they’re jealous or racist.  Zero self evaluation.

And, I’m sick of her shoes already.  They used to be called FM shoes. 


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Miss Hathaway on March 20, 2018, 02:04:30 pm
And three more reasons why Megs should keep her legs covered . . . .

https://postimg.org/image/lcfxmhg23/



Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: india on March 20, 2018, 03:24:47 pm
Meg's legs aren't that bad. She doesn't have boot ankles and piano legs like HM and Princess Anne. And she doesn't have stumps like Camilla.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Little light on March 20, 2018, 05:18:29 pm
^^

In that third photo, she looks like she has sharp knees like 'knife-knees Carole'.

I've got stubby, strong legs like HM, BTW.  lol


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Miss Hathaway on March 20, 2018, 05:49:15 pm
Meg's legs aren't that bad. She doesn't have boot ankles and piano legs like HM and Princess Anne. And she doesn't have stumps like Camilla.

Meggles' legs are sticks. Actually, so are Anne's.  But Annie isn't swanning around posing in min-dresses and hot pants.   And HM had a very nice figure back in her day.  The boot ankles are related to aging and fluid build up.   

Look at Megs' first photo in the silver dress.   No chest, no waist, chicken legs.   And the third photo where her knees are so bony.   She needs to dress for her (lack of) figure. 


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: india on March 21, 2018, 03:23:08 pm
It doesn't matter what the world thinks of Meg. Harry adores her and thinks she's beautiful.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Miss Hathaway on March 21, 2018, 03:42:52 pm
^ Harry has never looked like he adores Meggles.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: lesken on March 21, 2018, 06:52:19 pm
He may have a good poker face in public. He is in lust/love with her. Chemistry can go very far with couples.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: CathyJane on March 22, 2018, 02:11:54 am
^ Harry has never looked like he adores Meggles.

No he never has while she treats and looks at him like he's a little boy.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Ariel on March 22, 2018, 09:28:11 am
^ That right there is the reason that they shouldn't marry. They can if they want to but should they: no.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: gingerboy24 on March 22, 2018, 10:12:22 am
No real chemistry between them, no good body language.  She wants to be famous and a "royal", boss him around and do things her way.  He is such a dopey dork and he can't see she is manipulating him, and I don't get the impression, even on engagement day, that he actually loves her  -  love and lust two different things, and we are not stupid enough that we cant work things out, sadly for them.  I find her quite unattractive, always have, even first time I saw her on Suits I thought she was a cold, hard fish, will trample on anyone to get her way.  As for the attire, not seen her in much decent yet, not sure she has a fashion sense to be honest.  Let dopey dork get on with it, the thing that galls me the most is the public taxpayer funding this "mating" to the tune of 214 million, whilst pensioners are left dying on trollies because no beds/medical staff available.  That is so disgusting it is untrue.  I won´t be watching the wedding, or the stork delivering the third sprog.  Their viewing figures can go down the drain, and I hope they do.  Bill medd and councilc cath did not get the enormous viewing figures released at the time, and lies and hype, it will be the same with this dorkey, unattractive duo who are nothing but fame wh*res.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: lesken on March 22, 2018, 05:31:20 pm
124 Million for a wedding? I thought the only taxpayer cost was security. That is one hell of a bill. It shouldn't be allowed. This should just be more private. And her fashion taste is so so cos she only knows how to sex kitten dress on her own.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Rosella on March 22, 2018, 05:51:11 pm
I don't know where the figure of '124 million' is coming from. The BRF is paying for this wedding, and the only taxpayer expense is the security bill for all the royals and the VIP guests. I have never seen such a figure mentioned anywhere, never read anything like that sum. Could we have links to any articles with that published figure please?


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: buflesse on March 22, 2018, 06:15:28 pm
The estimated security cost will be 24 million.

Rosella, out of interest, are you a British taxpayer?


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Rosella on March 22, 2018, 06:48:25 pm
I live in Australia. However, in the 1980s and 1990s my first husband and I had businesses in both the UK and in Australia. Therefore, our taxes went towards the security costs of the weddings of Charles and Diana, Andrew and Fergie, and the Wessexes. And I watched all the weddings on TV. Also, since the early 1980s my taxes have gone towards the security costs of every single Royal and VIP (British, American and otherwise) who has visited Victoria, here in Australia. God knows how many people that adds up to!


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: YooperModerator on March 22, 2018, 09:23:16 pm
^So, that’s a ‘no’ then.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Miss Hathaway on March 23, 2018, 02:03:51 pm
Chicken legs on display in Ireland . . . .

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/03/23/12/4A79891300000578-5535801-image-a-180_1521806628092.jpg



Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Ariel on March 24, 2018, 08:11:19 am
^ Just looking at this picture makes me uncomfortable. She looks as if she just stepped out of anorexia rehab  :ick:

Anyways, as they say: if even the Jimmy Choos don't fit, she's not the one.
https://iamstillskippy.tumblr.com/image/172196218466



Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: gingerboy24 on March 24, 2018, 10:47:10 am
Why is she wearing brown shoes and bag with a navy skirt?  Looks dreadful full stop, let alone sloppy with her colours.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on March 24, 2018, 12:29:53 pm
^^ I just thought "why tf are all her shoes too big?" and then I remembered that celeb wo/men who wear ill fitting shoes got them all for free sent by the companies. That's also why models always have ill fitting shoes on runways etc, they always send out set sample sizes and don't account for sizes outside the medium range.

Anyway, my suspicion is, she didn't buy any of her ill fitting shoes, but received them at some point from the companies, either at sets, shoots or sent directly to her.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: gingerboy24 on March 24, 2018, 12:34:34 pm
Typo slip, 24 million for the wedding  -  no wedding, not even a biilionaire, would cost 214 million.  Ooops.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: lesken on March 24, 2018, 05:15:27 pm
Still toooo much for taxpayers for this wedding. But not as awful as 214 million. Well what can I say... Nothing. this speaks for itself. I have to say the People's this week with her finally on a cover alone was not a bad article. However, the fashion shots of her were hideous when complied together. 'She doesn't have a good fashion sense now. Like I said, she does sex kitten clothes well, not professional clothes or country club clothes well. (whatever royal duty clothes are)


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Ariel on April 09, 2018, 01:34:31 am
New find on the tumblr sites:

https://skippyisheretostay.tumblr.com/post/172738950673/c-oster123-meetthemarkles-the-same-t-shirt

Apparently, MM who "didn't really know of PH or BRF" wore the same shirt like Di, same kind of pants, did the exact same pose and bought the exact same sunglasses as Di... No wonder a blog was so anxious to close down the tumblr sites. People on them dig and dig and they find proof. 




Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Cali San D on April 09, 2018, 03:17:43 am
^That is freaky as hell.

Another Diana wannabe. How did these princes aka dimwits get hoodwinked by these two women who wish to be their mother so bad, its weird!  :James:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: YooperModerator on April 09, 2018, 03:44:25 am
^^^ :-  Even down to the added belt/bow.  What a freak.

^I don’t know why they do this.  It’s sick.  And never have I seen anyone even come close to doing a decent job of copying PD’s polish so, I dunno, develop your own look???  Just a thought.  For being a supposedly strong feminist, she sure stops short at self development.

Unless sloppy, careless grooming in a losing attempt to look “effortlessly chic” is the goal.  When not copying mumsy, that is.

Whst a nightmare she is.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: buflesse on April 09, 2018, 09:17:42 am
She is sick and scary. I don't understand how William and Harry have both been hoodwinked by these creepy women.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on April 09, 2018, 10:09:52 am
This is beyond creepy, just like with Kate. I wonder how they'll outdo each other in the "copy Di" stakes in the future. Hilarious that H thinks he got a "good" one, only to get another crazy Diana-wannabe superfan who'll cling on no matter what.
Also copying someone like this, in the day and age of the internet is just beyond dumb. They know people dig and everyone comes forward to tell your story and what you're really like, so why do this and look like some stalking maniac? Besides, literally no one will believe this is a "coincidence", but the creepy copying that it really is.
I dislike Kate as much as before, but at least she doesn't pretend do be some philanthropic do-gooder and humanitarian, on a mission to "alleviate world hunger" and "change the world" with her hooked prince of dumb.

I guess no one would marry in but a desperate and dumb Diana fan. Those with at least some brain know what a toxic bunch the Winds are and won't touch them with a bargepole. They get the married-ins and in-laws they deserve.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Miss Hathaway on April 09, 2018, 02:33:39 pm
While I was on Skippy's site, viewing the creepy I-Am-Di photo, I caught sight of this jewel:

https://78.media.tumblr.com/4af3996eb2b2f0fd35813b7d7fad271c/tumblr_inline_p6x38zIqTw1vh0s4w_540.jpg

What an unattractive mess she is.  Harry is an idiot.



Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on April 09, 2018, 04:26:41 pm
^ That one's harmless, I've seen a couple of photos much worse than this one, one of them was from Scotland I think  :tehe:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Miss Hathaway on April 09, 2018, 04:31:12 pm
Well, here she is as the spot-light-hogger in school.   

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5594867/Meghan-Markle-shows-star-quality-sings-dances-aged-11.html



Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Cali San D on April 10, 2018, 02:27:55 am
Anybody see this jewel of a pic?  :nervous:

https://78.media.tumblr.com/5190cf3d4bb7ff6976890f3b4f8e2e2c/tumblr_p6txrszFjw1xpn99lo1_540.jpg

 :-


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on April 10, 2018, 06:38:39 am
^Whoa! Was that from Invictus?


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Val on April 10, 2018, 07:24:53 am
Looks like a prisoner from cell block D.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: india on April 10, 2018, 03:32:22 pm
^^^ Poor Harry. He doesn't know what he's getting into with this one. Good Lord. Someone needs to get a hold of him and knock some sense into that stupid Hewitt head of his before it's too late.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on April 10, 2018, 06:09:04 pm
^^ lols Nailed it!! :laugh:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Cali San D on April 10, 2018, 07:04:51 pm
^^^^I found that pic on the new skippy Tumblr or maybe it was jerseydeanne. Makes you wonder what episode or photoshoot its from, maybe Halloween?  :laugh:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: CathyJane on April 10, 2018, 08:14:37 pm
Anybody see this jewel of a pic?  :nervous:

https://78.media.tumblr.com/5190cf3d4bb7ff6976890f3b4f8e2e2c/tumblr_p6txrszFjw1xpn99lo1_540.jpg

 :-

Looks like a mug shot!!  :nervous:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on April 10, 2018, 09:28:11 pm
^ I actually thought someone dug up a mugshot of hers!! Maybe it's for a role? Either way, yikes!


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Cali San D on April 12, 2018, 03:12:06 am
Courtesy of the jerseydeanne tumblr  :nervous:

https://78.media.tumblr.com/ed10f5451277783343c880cc6b24a929/tumblr_p6zws30ij01vslg7oo1_400.jpg


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on April 12, 2018, 06:09:21 am
Why on earth is her skin so dry? That is really weird for someone who claims to be such a health nut and goes for facials on the regular.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Fly on the wall on April 18, 2018, 06:01:38 pm
Commonwealth Day Service
http://meghansmirror.com/royal-style/meghan-markle-commonwealth-day/


Bath

Jeans
Mother Denim Black Runaway Jeans
http://meghansmirror.com/product/mother-denim-black-runaway/

shoes
http://meghansmirror.com/product/meghan-markle-black-stuart-weitzman-boots/


Commonwealth Youth Forum

dress
http://meghansmirror.com/product/meghan-markle-altuzarra-audrey-midi-dress/

shoes
http://meghansmirror.com/product/tamara-mellon-paramour-shoes/

bag
http://meghansmirror.com/product/oroton-avalon-zip-top-crossbody/



Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: D.I.R. on April 18, 2018, 08:33:00 pm
it might just be me that thinks this but from all the photos i've seen of her i've noticed that she has a boxy short torso.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on April 18, 2018, 08:37:43 pm
^It's not just you. She's shaped like a ruler and she doesn't dress for her shape at all. Today's dress was inappropriate for the weather and occasion.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Rosella on April 19, 2018, 02:31:16 am
'Meghan adopts the shrobing style beloved of fashionistas but Diana did it first.'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5630091/Meghan-Markle-taking-shrobing-frow-royal-family.html


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: CathyJane on April 19, 2018, 03:47:34 am
Shrobing?!! What a stupid word. MEggles looks ridiculous in that outfit.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: YooperModerator on April 19, 2018, 05:30:09 am
Her clothes always come off looking rented like a bad tuxedo.  This was no exception.

Material seemed extra cheap on the severely overpriced dress thing.  Same old boring, ill-fitting, not quite appropriate for the event mess we have already witnessed.  Her supposedly savvy professionalism must be sitting in unclaimed baggage somewhere in New Jersey because I ain’t seen it on her yet.

I’d like to care more because that would be fun but I don’t.  After an exhaustive search, I’ve been unable to find anything cute or charming in this and they’re even below my appreciative snarking level, so...so over it.

Plus, I still think they’re already married in some fashion so this is one huge waste of time, money and so on.  Phony right down the aisle.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: sandy on April 19, 2018, 12:24:48 pm
I truly doubt they already married. The QUeen would never have allowed that. They are getting married next month.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on April 20, 2018, 06:36:59 pm
Not her most original look! How Meghan’s 'Jackie O' dress has been worn by the likes of Kim Kardashian, Blake Lively and Katherine Heigl as far back as 12 YEARS ago

    Meghan wore $375 dress from LA-based Black Halo at Commonwealth reception
    The tight-fitting frock has been seen on countless celebrities over the years
    First created in 2006, the classic Jackie O dress is available in nine colours
    The dress is designed to make women 'feel 2in taller and 5 lbs thinner'


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5639437/Meghans-Jackie-O-dress-worn-countless-celebrities.html

I said I saw this dress on someone before! Though none of the pics in the article triggered a memory, must have been on someone else and going by how many women wore it in over a decade I'd say there's a good chance there are at least a dozen more famous women pictured in it..
In any case, still a beautiful dress in all colours!


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on April 21, 2018, 05:44:12 am
^I'm glad she finally wore something appropriate. I'm betting she already had it in her closet, too.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Rosella on April 21, 2018, 08:50:44 pm
Nice navy cape dress for tonight's Birthday Concert. The shoes didn't match, would have been better black or another colour not a different blue, and I wouldn't have minded seeing a necklace. However, the dress and clutch were fine.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on April 22, 2018, 05:50:00 pm
^I think what threw the color off was the fact that they were velvet. She probably should have gone for leather or another material.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Miss Hathaway on April 27, 2018, 04:31:43 pm
Check out this photo of Megs along side Gina Torres.  Note Gina's shapely figure -- shapely legs, rear, a pronounced waist, a defined bosom . . .

Now notice Megs' chicken legs, no waist, scrawny chest.  Truly one of the worse shapes I have ever seen, and especially on an actress.  She must have had some serious connection for her to get this acting job in an industry where appearance is everything.

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/04/27/10/4B9ABC5400000578-0-image-a-13_1524820705221.jpg



Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: sandy on April 27, 2018, 05:16:46 pm
women have different figures. They are not created in a Barbie doll factory.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: leogirl on April 28, 2018, 05:42:39 am
Wow, I never realized how thin Meghan's legs were, probably because I wasn't paying much attention to that. Her legs look like someone who has been in a wheelchair or bedridden for months. Maybe she has thin bones? Seems unusual.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: sandy on April 28, 2018, 04:03:58 pm
I hope she gets enough calcium.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 07, 2018, 07:43:52 pm
Meghan Markle the Style Princess: Why Prince Harry's fiancée is now the most powerful woman in fashion

Mere seconds after Meghan Markle steps out of a car, one stiletto-clad foot after the other, she sets in motion an extraordinary chain reaction across the globe.

Fashion bloggers frantically identify every garment she’s wearing — from her jeans to her jewellery — ringing designers, ateliers and stores from Cardiff to Canada.

Once those details are posted online, shops, from exclusive Stella McCartney to Marks & Spencer, are bombarded by shoppers desperate to get Meghan’s look.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5697317/Meghan-Markle-Prince-Harrys-fianc-e-powerful-woman-fashion.html#ixzz5EqJrLnlk
Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

Meghan  fashion has been hit or miss as of late more miss .just like Kate she will be selling out and chasing the fashion world


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: windsor2 on May 08, 2018, 02:12:07 am
Meghan Markle the Style Princess: Prince Harry's fiancée owns £20,000 sexy shoe collection - including Diana's nude Choos - and wears £32 ring on one hand and £122,500 sparkler on the other
Quote
Meghan posted this picture on her now-defunct lifestyle blog, The Tig, in June 2016. It gave her 1.9 million Instagram followers a glimpse of her impressive shoe collection, which featured 39 designer pairs, neatly arranged side by side.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5700865/Prince-Harrys-fianc-e-owns-20-000-sexy-shoe-collection-including-Dianas-nude-Choos.html#ixzz5Erpq1KqI
Meanwhile in NY........
Met Gala 2018: Misha Nonoo wears an Elizabethan-inspired ruff reminiscent of famous Queen... one week before pal Meghan Markle becomes a royal
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5701757/Met-Gala-2018-Misha-Nonoo-wears-Elizabethan-inspired-ruff-reminiscent-famous-Queen.html#ixzz5ErsJcTBo

Met Gala 2018: Princess Beatrice adds a touch of royal glamour to star-studded event in sweeping lilac gown
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5701507/Met-Gala-2018-Princess-Beatrice-adds-touch-royal-glamour-star-studded-event.html#ixzz5ErszPMAL

Clearly the press is making fun of Meghan being the most powerful woman in fashion.  :cookie:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: CathyJane on May 09, 2018, 03:53:02 am
She no more a 'fashion forward woman that Waity is. They are both freaks


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: buflesse on May 09, 2018, 06:22:52 pm
Meghan claims to be a humanitarian but she's just as vapid and materialistic as the rest of them. Her feet are hideous too. http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/05/07/21/4BF36ABD00000578-5700865-image-a-2_1525724400228.jpg

Why does she wear too-big shoes?? http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/05/07/21/4BF36AD300000578-5700865-image-a-11_1525724905092.jpg


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Kins on May 09, 2018, 06:25:43 pm
^Her feet are in dire need of a pedicure (with a dip in the paraffin wax and LOADS of lotion). Her heels are so dry and cracked.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: CathyJane on May 09, 2018, 09:15:08 pm
Meghan claims to be a humanitarian but she's just as vapid and materialistic as the rest of them. Her feet are hideous too. http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/05/07/21/4BF36ABD00000578-5700865-image-a-2_1525724400228.jpg

Why does she wear too-big shoes?? http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/05/07/21/4BF36AD300000578-5700865-image-a-11_1525724905092.jpg
She does this quite a bit. Odd.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on May 09, 2018, 10:08:48 pm
^^^She wears too big shoes because she's not actually buying them herself. I would be willing to bet real cash money that most of her shoes (the expensive designer ones, anyway) were obtained via the show's wardrobe department or various photo shoots that she's done. I've got way too many actor friends (ones who have way more successful careers that she's had) to not know how the game works.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on May 10, 2018, 12:16:53 am
^ That's my theory as well. Shoes actors, models etc get sent from companies tend to be too big or too small, they never ask for people's shoe sizes and don't care (this can happen to "A listers" as well, but not quite on a regular as to less famous people), that's a major reason why models trip on catwalks and such accidents happen. Anyway, considering this and that Murkles got freebies like anyone in her business, the conclusion points heavily towards gifted/ from sets swiped shoes.

Some think that's why her clothes are too big too, because she gets the stuff for free.

With clothes you have the same as with shoes, news speakers, actors etc get clothes lent and it's often too big and then held in the back together by pins..

Too big clothes aren't too big of a deal, but too big shoes... when your shoes don't properly fit & you can't properly walk and risk tripping etc, that's certainly dangerous and unnecessary...


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 19, 2018, 04:50:42 pm
May 19th wedding day

Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy Wedding Gown
http://meghansmirror.com/product/meghan-markle-wedding-dress/


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: CarryingOn on May 19, 2018, 04:55:03 pm
The dress was unremarkable IMO and then seeing it was improperly tailored just made it awful.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: YooperModerator on May 19, 2018, 05:01:42 pm
She didn’t make it off church grounds before her hair started hanging all over her face, either.  That train was over the top now that I watch it.  For a first bride, yes.  Not this retread.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: CarryingOn on May 19, 2018, 05:08:43 pm
^ Another thing I don’t understand. Her hair. She absolutely must be a cheapskate when it comes to her hair because I’ve seen women of every color pay top dollar to have their hair slayed and they always look amazing. She must be getting her hair styling on discount and the service is reflecting the price. I refuse to believe she spends a lot of money and still her hair looks like crap, styles aren’t that great and unraveling quicker than ribbon.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Snowpea on May 19, 2018, 05:10:42 pm
She must be too posh to wash.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: CarryingOn on May 19, 2018, 05:12:18 pm
^  :laugh: May the rest of us remain common forever.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Snowpea on May 19, 2018, 05:17:27 pm
That had to be the lunkiest dress I have ever seen - she has NO figure! Flat as a washboard - not that she knows anything about washing and all...were those her ribs poking out?

Seriously, who designed that catastrophe?



Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: YooperModerator on May 19, 2018, 05:18:54 pm
^Givenchy.  Same group that did K Kardashian’s wedding dress.  Appropriate.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Kins on May 19, 2018, 05:45:45 pm
Her hair was bugging me too. Has she or her hair stylist ever heard of Bobby pins.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Snowpea on May 19, 2018, 05:55:37 pm
^Givenchy.  Same group that did K Kardashian’s wedding dress.  Appropriate.

Even they couldn't be paid to care.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: BostonLibby on May 19, 2018, 06:08:23 pm
I was surprised by the bright white dress and long veil for a second wedding.  Perhaps I'm too old fashioned, but I've always thought that white is best for first time brides.  Meghan could have had a lovely off white or light pink color which would have looked nice but it's almost like she wanted a do-over at being a first time bride.  Like she wants to erase her past


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on May 19, 2018, 06:13:03 pm
The hair was the worst, the middle part for starters (middle parts are often awful but imo especially on up-dos) and then it was falling out like crazy, didn't hold at all.
And imo the shoulders weren't "properly" covered, but that might be nit-picky :dontknow: Hair was def a disaster.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: buflesse on May 19, 2018, 06:21:49 pm
I wasn’t a fan of Waity’s dress but MM’s made it look so much better. It wasn’t properly fitted around the sleeves and chest, and there were creases.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Snowpea on May 19, 2018, 06:32:47 pm
Not creases, that was her so-called feminine form.  :ick:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Ariel on May 19, 2018, 06:37:55 pm
^In other words: cheap material wrinkles, ill fitted dress - not a good tailor, zero modesty - low cut on the shoulders and shorter sleeves but all of this is not surprising knowing what kind of woman walks down he aisle .. different kind of feminist..


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Grey Mare on May 19, 2018, 06:55:28 pm
The wedding dress was nothing exciting.  And, the fact that she wore a bright white wedding dress was hilarious.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: SouthernBelle on May 19, 2018, 08:48:25 pm
Looks like she made that wedding dress on her sewing machine last night!  Poorly fitted and plain beyond words!  YAWN, boring.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: BostonLibby on May 19, 2018, 08:52:58 pm
^ Yes, very ill-fitted on her torso and the sleeves seemed to not hang right on her arms.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Joanna on May 19, 2018, 08:54:47 pm
I agree with you ladies. I think perhaps that ill fitting form is because she lost even more weight since the last fitting and it was too late to fix it last minute?


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: SouthernBelle on May 19, 2018, 08:57:58 pm
IMHO, no excuse for a poor fit, even weight loss.  Couturier should have worked all night if necessary. 


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Albany on May 19, 2018, 09:15:13 pm
At a certain point, the seamstresses/tailors have their hands tied. You can only take a garment in so much after the initial form is cast. Extreme stress can cause you to lose a severe amount of weight in a small amount of time, even if it's just water weight. The tailors shouldn't be held at fault for this one. I guarantee you they did their best with what they were given.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on May 19, 2018, 09:39:28 pm
^ Yeah I never knew that, until a recent interview with Madeleine of Sweden and she sad at the last fitting the dress fit perfectly and just mere days later it was way too big, she'd lost so much weight suddenly (I linked it in their thread, I think their wedding thread if anyone's interested reading it). I think that's why the shoulder part kept slipping off, which showed for really really bad workmanship, but it's now likely due to the severe stress related last minute weightloss.
In any case, I have a touch more understanding now. Might also explain Kate's cone boobs. But I also blame the designer/ seamstress in that case, because a more flattering/ different technique to sew the boob part shouldn't have resulted in the cone boobs...


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 19, 2018, 11:06:18 pm
Wedding day - reception
Meghan’s dress is by bespoke by Stella McCartney.

Shoes from Aquazurra made in silky satin, with nude mesh, with soles painted in baby blue. The shoes were bespoke
http://meghansmirror.com/royal-style/royal-wedding/meghan-markles-evening-wedding-dress/


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: buflesse on May 20, 2018, 12:07:33 am
Meghan must be thrilled now she’s hit the jackpot. Cartier jewels, designer clothes and shoes, and a generous budget from Charles...


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Albany on May 20, 2018, 12:30:45 am
^^Thank you, Fly on the Wall.

Oddly enough, I was wondering about the shoes.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: CathyJane on May 20, 2018, 05:16:14 am
Looks like she made that wedding dress on her sewing machine last night!  Poorly fitted and plain beyond words!  YAWN, boring.

My first thought was did she make this mess herself? I did better when I was in Home Ec and I was terrible.  8)


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: SouthernBelle on May 20, 2018, 12:51:23 pm
Looks like she made that wedding dress on her sewing machine last night!  Poorly fitted and plain beyond words!  YAWN, boring.

My first thought was did she make this mess herself? I did better when I was in Home Ec and I was terrible.  8)


My first thought, too!  I think it was the raglan sleeves.....


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 20, 2018, 02:11:21 pm
The Wedding Dress: Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy

Ms. Meghan Markle’s wedding dress has been designed by the acclaimed British designer, Clare Waight Keller. Ms. Waight Keller last year became the first female Artistic Director at the historic French fashion house Givenchy.

After meeting Ms. Waight Keller in early 2018, Ms. Markle chose to work with her for her timeless and elegant aesthetic, impeccable tailoring, and relaxed demeanour. Ms. Markle also wanted to highlight the success of a leading British talent who has now served as the creative head of three globally influential fashion houses – Pringle of Scotland, Chloé, and now Givenchy.
https://www.royal.uk/wedding-dress-bridesmaids’-dresses-and-page-boys-uniforms

Sketches of The Duchess of Sussex’s #RoyalWedding dress, designed by Clare Waight Keller, have been released.

The Duchess and Ms. Waight Keller worked closely together on the design, epitomising a timeless minimal elegance referencing the codes of the iconic House of Givenchy.
https://mobile.twitter.com/KensingtonRoyal/status/998182893808750592/photo/1

Having all the Commonwealth flowers was a nice touch



Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: BostonLibby on May 20, 2018, 04:16:33 pm
^ I agree about the Commonwealth flowers, although it was hard to seem them.
Where did the 200K go to for this dress?  It was an elegant,  minimal design (although I didn't like the bright white color), without embellishment.  How could it cost so much?


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Kins on May 20, 2018, 04:18:19 pm
^excellent question. Certainly doesn’t seem like a dress worthy of that price tag.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: buflesse on May 20, 2018, 04:23:56 pm
Apparently those kinds of dresses, with no exposed zips etc, can be very expensive to sculpt. The Givenchy haute couture label would have added to the price tag, and I imagine the fabric was very expensive. The veil is presumably part of that price and would have cost a fortune with all the embroidery.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Alexandrine on May 20, 2018, 04:26:08 pm
^ very true. Also the fabric was made especially for her.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: BostonLibby on May 20, 2018, 05:44:24 pm
^ and ^^  Yes, of course it would include the veil. Sometimes I read things too literally.  The embroidery on the veil was beautiful. 
Thanks for clarify that! :thankyou:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on May 20, 2018, 07:31:52 pm
The shoes were painted light blue (the sole), I think for the evening reception only, or did she wear the same pair morning & evening?
In any case, she wore them in the evening and I think they were painted light blue to match the ring.

That certainly explains the price tag, thank you all for explaining!


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Alexandrine on May 20, 2018, 07:34:59 pm
No

The morning ones are givenchy I think.

The reception ones are aquazurra. The girl pages also wore aquazurra. I think she or someone close is friends with the designer.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on May 20, 2018, 09:50:41 pm
^ Ah good thank you, that's what I thought!


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 22, 2018, 04:54:56 pm
Grden Party 22nd Tuesday
Goat Fashion Flavia Dress
http://meghansmirror.com/product/goat-fashion-flavia-dress/



Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Snowpea on May 22, 2018, 05:51:43 pm
^ I agree about the Commonwealth flowers, although it was hard to seem them.
Where did the 200K go to for this dress?  It was an elegant,  minimal design (although I didn't like the bright white color), without embellishment.  How could it cost so much?

Yeah, for someone who doesn't belong to it, too.  :sigh:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: YooperModerator on May 22, 2018, 06:03:25 pm
^^Don't like the Goat dress.  The more I look at it, Alex is right, it's too big, I'll-fitting and so on.

I've taken a closeup look at the wedding dress construction and it's not good.  Seams pucker and I swear that's a thick polyester.  Paying for a name, really, but from the sloppy neckline, too bright white for this bride and ridiculously long train, no, just no.

With all that money, can't they ever get it right?


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 22, 2018, 06:04:22 pm
Money cant buy you class or fashion

Grden Party 22nd Tuesday
Goat Fashion Flavia Dress
http://meghansmirror.com/product/goat-fashion-flavia-dress/


Siren - Nappa-shoes
https://www.tamaramellon.com/products/siren-nappa-pumps?variant=3215156805653&origin=collection-pumps-0&utm_source=affiliate&utm_medium=Linkshare&utm_campaign=affl&affiliate_id=QFGLnEolOWg&siteID=QFGLnEolOWg-rctuPScvo7JelIqnpUOctA&utm_source=linkshare&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=rewardStyle&utm_term=15&utm_content=1

Wilbur & Gussie Oyster Silk Clutch
http://meghansmirror.com/product/wilbur-gussie-oyster-silk-clutch/


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: deGuernsey on May 22, 2018, 07:05:53 pm
Duchess Sexpot looks like she copied Princess Michael with this outfit. I may be wrong but I believe she wore that outfit, complete with white tights and tiara, for her civil ceremony with Prince Michael of Kent or shortly afterwards. :dontknow:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Pepe Le Skew on May 22, 2018, 09:56:41 pm
Her third loose fitting dress in a row.... hmm.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 23, 2018, 09:09:51 am
Could be weight loss in the couple of weeks leading to the 19 May, happens to a lot of brides.  She could be preggers, who knows, time will soon tell, very soon.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: CarryingOn on May 23, 2018, 11:29:17 am
I think she’s just lost too much weight and not just because of stress. Even the wedding dress didn’t fit properly. Usually a woman would choose a design that was naturally loose around the stomach.

Honestly, I know she’s not popular around here but the only woman I’ve seen make Goat’s dresses look nice is Victoria Beckham. I’m not really a fan of the brand as a whole.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Alexandrine on May 23, 2018, 02:29:57 pm
^ you know you can post whatever unless it is against the rules.



Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on May 23, 2018, 07:46:28 pm
'Those tights are too pale': Royal fans criticise Meghan's 'dreadful' hosiery on Twitter - and call on designers to offer more choice for women with darker skin

    Duchess of Sussex, 36, attended Buckingham Palace garden party yesterday
    Paired her cream Goat dress with nude tights, but fans weren't impressed
    Argued that 'natural' tights were too pale of Meghan's skin tone
    Called on tights manufacturers to consider needs of biracial women 


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5761397/Royal-fans-criticise-Meghans-dreadful-tights-Twitter.html

They are too pale and media should cut the racist shyte that there isn't choice in Britain, plenty women of colour in Britain, have been for ages, how do they find tights the right colour? Nutmeg found the right colour pre-marriage.
She's not that dark anyway :sly:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: buflesse on May 23, 2018, 07:49:45 pm
Exactly. She deliberately chose tacky white tights to match her tacky white dress.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: sandy on May 23, 2018, 08:15:28 pm
I've seen that style dress before but I don't recall who wore it. It seems very familiar somehow.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on May 23, 2018, 08:30:01 pm
I'm way darker than Meghan and I've had no problem finding proper nude hosiery both in the States and the UK. I'm so sick of the race card being pulled every time theirs dissent regarding this woman!


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 23, 2018, 08:42:14 pm
^uh-huh you can find hosiery the shade of your skin tone. have they thought maybe Meghan pick those tights her self cause she was thinking she wanted to be matchy matchy with her dress


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: deGuernsey on May 23, 2018, 08:44:46 pm
Princess Michael of Kent


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on May 24, 2018, 02:11:26 am
^^That's exactly it. She expected to be praised for her outfit. When she was criticised instead, they pulled the hosiery excuse out of their butts. The race thing is getting old really quickly.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: AnaBolena on May 24, 2018, 04:08:43 pm
Could be weight loss in the couple of weeks leading to the 19 May, happens to a lot of brides.  She could be preggers, who knows, time will soon tell, very soon.

If it were wedding jitters (of which she showed none whatsoever) then why the back fat - look at her back where her bra line is.

Those tights, ugh, not only pure white but shimmering white.  :cookie:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Cali San D on May 24, 2018, 04:29:54 pm
^I have done this, wear a bra with a band size smaller than normal to make sure the strapless bra doesn't slip down.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: AnaBolena on May 24, 2018, 04:32:21 pm
^ Cali, yes, I get it, but her bra wasn't strapless.  You can see the straps in some shots.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Cali San D on May 24, 2018, 04:44:52 pm
^Oh, which dress - wedding, reception or the garden party?


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 01, 2018, 07:39:58 pm
How Meghan Markle’s Jeans Are Helping to Save a Welsh Town
https://people.com/royals/how-meghan-markles-jeans-are-helping-to-save-a-welsh-town/


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Kins on June 01, 2018, 07:44:21 pm
^All Hail Queen Meghan-saviour of all!!!!!  :worship:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Little light on June 01, 2018, 09:08:51 pm
I think Meghan ought to wear more trousers like this pair.


https://people.com/royals/meghan-markle-burberry-coat-edinburgh/


Then she can be the 'saviour' of tailoring shops across the country.  lol


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on June 09, 2018, 01:49:12 am
Meghan Markle's wedding dress sleeves 'didn't fit' and made her 'look too straight', says Escada designer

"Designer Emilia Wickstead felt the need to issue a grovelling clarification after she dared to criticise Meghan Markle's wedding dress, but she's not the only fashionista to have her reservations.

Megha Mittal, boss of the Escada label, tells me the Givenchy bridal gown needed some more tailoring.

'It was nice — simple, clean and minimal — but the sleeves didn't fit,' Megha says at a party at the Kensington mansion bought by her Indian steel tycoon father, Lakshmi Mittal.

'At the top, it made her look too straight.'

Wary of causing offence, Megha is keen to emphasise that the new Duchess of Sussex still looked beautiful: 'She was a radiant bride and I hope all good things go their way.'"

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5823283/EDEN-Meghans-wedding-dress-didnt-fit-says-Escada-boss-making-actress-look-straight.html

Mittal now better expect a barrage of *despise* mail and draft an apology and retraction of her statement. :sigh:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Alexandrine on June 09, 2018, 11:22:56 am
I didnt know the Mittals had bought Escada... well they cant accuse her of racism or yes?


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on June 09, 2018, 04:30:48 pm
^ Technically not, but who knows how nutters would spin this...


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: AnaBolena on June 09, 2018, 04:37:04 pm
https://people.com/royals/meghan-markle-breaks-protocol-dress-trooping-the-colour/

 :thumbsdown:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: BostonLibby on June 09, 2018, 06:03:19 pm
^ Completely agree on your thumbs done.  That dress was inappropriate for the occasion.  I thought she looked ridiculous.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on June 09, 2018, 07:58:22 pm
^I agree completely!


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: marion on June 09, 2018, 08:04:04 pm
Why doesn't someone in the RF tell her how to dress appropriately? I thought Samantha the Panther was supposed to be giving her Princess lessons? She just has to be the centre of attention and thinks she can get away with anything as no one can criticise her for fear of being called racist.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: buflesse on June 09, 2018, 08:36:30 pm
So much skin on show. She looked appalling.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on June 09, 2018, 08:42:35 pm
I like the outfit, but it reminds me a lot of some stuff Diana used to wear (the cut on upper body) and I find it inapproprate.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: logically on June 09, 2018, 08:47:37 pm
^ I have to agree. Also, not her fault if she has a an advisor.  It is Advisors fault...  WK, Willy and those kids look like they are from 100 years ago


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: buflesse on June 09, 2018, 08:57:59 pm
She clearly doesn't have a royal fashion advisor. I bet Mulroney picked that dress out for her.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: YooperModerator on June 09, 2018, 09:56:44 pm
She’s 37 years old, not a young girl, and supposedly knows how to read and understands performance appearance so any fault in her dress is her own fault.  Look it up.  Ask.  This was an important occasion and deserved her attention, not to draw attention. Louis XIV said it perfectly in regards to royal behavior, “We are not individuals.” 


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on June 09, 2018, 11:16:58 pm
^ Perfectly said indeed. That brings it to the point quite well.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Miss Hathaway on June 10, 2018, 01:06:12 am
Why doesn't someone in the RF tell her how to dress appropriately? I thought Samantha the Panther was supposed to be giving her Princess lessons? She just has to be the centre of attention and thinks she can get away with anything as no one can criticise her for fear of being called racist.

Supposedly Megs is rejecting all advice other than the Late Frank Sinatra and doin' it her way......


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: lesken on June 10, 2018, 02:42:25 am
 she's still going for the sex kitten look within Royal looking boundaries.  but my God she's just not that attractive I don't understand what he saw in her.   she really must have a sexual magnetism in person. And yes she's completely inappropriate but that's par for the course she's an inappropriate person to be in this family as it was.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: CathyJane on June 10, 2018, 02:46:17 am
Ugh she is way too old to be looking like a 'sex kitten'. She should have known better than to wear what she did.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: CarryingOn on June 10, 2018, 03:15:41 am
^ & ^^ I didn’t want to be the one to point it out first :tehe: but since you guys did: yessss! I know we can’t all be beauty queens but you’d think she’d at least be cute. Even that she is not. She also really needs to keep those hair extensions in. They at least add some attracivensss to her face. Without them she’s even more unattractive to look at.

The only thing he saw in her was the fake persona she sold him and as he was too stupid to make a move with Cressida or find someone else nice, he bought the fake persona as that was easier and he had no other options.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: lesken on June 10, 2018, 10:52:13 am
They are the Kardashians of the Royal Family. It's disappointing to watch tradition unravel on one side. On the other side I guess it was going to happen at some point in history.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: gingerboy24 on June 10, 2018, 03:30:40 pm
@HRH Olya  -  I like the outfit, but it reminds me a lot of some stuff Diana used to wear (the cut on upper body) and I find it inapproprate.  Agree, inappropriate and similar to some of Diana´s frocks,   but Diana mostly wore that off the shoulder style for evening events, not Trooping the Colour  -  that was really bad form yesterday and why dork haza does not ask what she is wearing and is it appropriate heaven alone knows.  Him of all people with his upbringing, should have realised she looked like a tart at Trooping the Colour in that frock.  Samantha the Panther is obviously not getting anywhere with murky, the same as none of the others have ever taken the commoner out of council cath, not even one small bit.  Tarts Together, that should be their name.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 10, 2018, 03:50:43 pm
Harry bags a shock role... as Meghan's secret stylist by personally helping his new royal bride pick the perfect outfits for her public engagements

Most husbands do everything they can to avoid shopping for clothes with their wives, but Prince Harry has proved a surprising exception. I’m told he’s become Meghan’s secret stylist, personally helping her choose outfits for her new life as a Royal.

Of course, unlike most men, Harry isn’t being dragged around Primark on Oxford Street all day. His shopping trips with his new bride consist of having high-end designers visit them at Kensington Palace.

And according to well-placed sources in the fashion industry, Harry has been keenly giving tips for her new fit-for-a-duchess wardrobe.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5825307/TALK-TOWN-Harry-bags-shock-role-Meghans-secret-stylist.html


lol Harry should be the last one giving anyone fashion tips .if he is that explains all her " sexy" clothes hary seems to have a thing for off the shoulders ,and those tights she wore at the garden party


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: lesken on June 10, 2018, 04:53:58 pm
That makes total sense at Harry's input is in on this. Well she is asking his opinion so you got to give her credit for that


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: YooperModerator on June 10, 2018, 05:04:08 pm
^^If true, it makes sense if you're 7 years old and Harry's your father but not for a self-proclaimed independent, self-reliant, strong woman who knows her own mind.  Unless Harry is going to be the fall guy for every error she makes.  I don't think anyone's allowed to hold Sparkles responsible for anything negative. 


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: AnaBolena on June 10, 2018, 05:08:09 pm
That makes total sense at Harry's input is in on this. Well she is asking his opinion so you got to give her credit for that

What Yooper said ^ and if you believe it.  Personally, I don't.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: lesken on June 10, 2018, 05:16:47 pm
Carrie is a very immature and somewhat disturbed man. I totally see him relishing the idea that other men are looking at his wife and wanting her sexually but he's the only one that can have her. That fits with his smoking partying hunting boorish inner Macho Man.  As someone pointed out on this thread she's supposed to be a feminist instilling inner power in women.  And she is instead promulgating being a sex object because that's how she manipulates men in spite of her want to be feminists statements. She really is a piece of work and an insult to the feminist movement. But she gave a lecture to little girls a long time ago that it's okay to look s*****


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on June 10, 2018, 06:28:48 pm
^^^ Well put. I think Harry is the fall guy for her errors for now:

^^ I'm on the same page, I think it's a bit of damage control for her fails and inappropriate dressing, making it look like it has "the husband's approval" & "royal approval" and "she has help it is not really her fault", laying the blame elsewhere but with her, how very independent and grown up.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: AnaBolena on June 11, 2018, 05:41:29 pm
https://hips.hearstapps.com/hmg-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/images/gettyimages-970330944-1528554068.jpg

 :bye:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: sandy on June 11, 2018, 06:12:36 pm
If they say the husband "dresses her" it sounds like something out of My Fair Lady, with Eliza getting a makeover.

His last GF dressed like a ragamuffin at times like she got the clothes out of the hamper. And I never saw Harry at fashion shows.

If Will had carte blanche over picking Kate's clothing he forgot to have the skirts weighted.

The idea that the royal husbands pick out clothes for their wives is really laughable to me, it is so ridiculous.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Ariel on June 11, 2018, 08:23:53 pm
^  None of the "whatabout" excuses make it ok for a grown up woman who studied the rf for years, copied Diana down to the clothes and pose, has worked on a legal drama show where there is the pretty simple dress code: long skirts and long sleeves, pantyhose and bra on official events. How hard can it be to remember this.

And, if we play the "what about" game, what about Story Daniels. She's adult film actress, dancer and producer. Still, she shows up for shows dressed impeccably. How can an adult film star get what dress code is but MEghan still can't. Didn't Meghan come prepared - ability to smile on cue, experience with proper dressing, with her own style and clothing collection, with networking skills and amiable personality.

^^^ I think the rf is saying: we ain't sacrificing our employees' reputation for your wife. She's your problem and anything she does or doesn't do is your fault. Congrats on marrying her.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: sandy on June 11, 2018, 08:30:25 pm
It would be fun to let Harry loose at a fashion show and have him sit and watch and select the best fashions. And sit back ala Pretty WOman scene approving or disapproving what Meghan wears. I think the results would be hilarious.

Dressing up for a TV show in a suit is light years from dressing for the trooping. Off Topic:  IMO There is nothing impeccable about Stormy Daniels but if there is a Trump thread someplace I would be glad to copy it there.

There is a learning curve in adapting to what married into the family royal women wear. I don't believe the spin that Meghan sat and watched Diana to find a dress code. Styles changed in 20 years..

The transition from TV actress to royal can't be done overnight. I don't think her outfit at the Trooping was that horrendous. She will learn. And a good stylist with fashion experience would be someone to consult.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Snowpea on June 11, 2018, 11:53:46 pm
https://hips.hearstapps.com/hmg-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/images/gettyimages-970330944-1528554068.jpg

 :bye:

Flashing the ring, remember it's all about that. Not buying it, sk#nk cookie. Not buying it.  :bored:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: buflesse on June 12, 2018, 12:12:05 am
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realise that you don’t wear an off the shoulder sleeveless dress for Trooping the Colour. She’d better learn fast because it’s not like she’s doing anything else right now.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on June 12, 2018, 01:09:06 am
^THIS!

My take is that Meh knew darn well that the dress was wrong for the occasion but she did it anyway. She most likely figured she'd ruffle a couple of feathers with the Firm but she'd be saved by the masses buying the breath-of-fresh-air-singlehandedly-changing-the-stuffy-monarchy she's been selling. She never expected the UK public - who's opinions are the ones that truly matter - not singing her praises for this stunt.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Ariel on June 12, 2018, 11:19:45 am
^ Most likely. She may maybe told that she won't be front and center at the balcony and wanted to find something that will make he news while she accidentally pushes her way to the front row in the balcony.

Pretty predictable and pathetic. The next day Kate got a lot of good press for the polo appearance with the kids and without the nanny. Maybe Meggie couldn't sleep from jealousy and pushed the tweet about Australia in the early hours.

I'd say - go Kate, go.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on June 12, 2018, 09:38:50 pm
I like the outfit, but it reminds me a lot of some stuff Diana used to wear (the cut on upper body) and I find it inapproprate.

Case in point
https://www.today.com/style/former-meghan-markle-s-dress-similar-princess-diana-dress-t130774

https://media3.s-nbcnews.com/j/newscms/2018_24/1345459/princess-diana-gala-the-royal-ballet-today-inline-1-180612_7f2c22620e9ca5e54c5552dac1d540cc.fit-560w.jpg

https://media4.s-nbcnews.com/j/newscms/2018_24/1345463/princess-diana-duchess-markle-today-inline-180612_d032db07d1383640a2f03b8d267de097.fit-560w.jpg

Diana wore it at an appropriate event. Murky's dress would've been good for the Chuck's garden party, not trooping.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Ariel on June 12, 2018, 09:55:49 pm
OMG she's copying Diana down to the way she looks down. Creepy.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: sandy on June 12, 2018, 11:00:48 pm
I like the outfit, but it reminds me a lot of some stuff Diana used to wear (the cut on upper body) and I find it inapproprate.

Case in point
https://www.today.com/style/former-meghan-markle-s-dress-similar-princess-diana-dress-t130774

https://media3.s-nbcnews.com/j/newscms/2018_24/1345459/princess-diana-gala-the-royal-ballet-today-inline-1-180612_7f2c22620e9ca5e54c5552dac1d540cc.fit-560w.jpg

https://media4.s-nbcnews.com/j/newscms/2018_24/1345463/princess-diana-duchess-markle-today-inline-180612_d032db07d1383640a2f03b8d267de097.fit-560w.jpg

Diana wore it at an appropriate event. Murky's dress would've been good for the Chuck's garden party, not trooping.

Diana's gown was elegant. Meghan's outfit is inferior. I doubt she's imitating Diana.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: lesken on June 12, 2018, 11:55:27 pm
She is still a Californian, and from L.A. to boot. L.A. women dress like that for special occasions. She will resort back to that from time to time. She is too old to change that much. My actress friend would totally wear off the shoulders to a  trouping.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: sandy on June 13, 2018, 12:07:48 am
^ Most likely. She may maybe told that she won't be front and center at the balcony and wanted to find something that will make he news while she accidentally pushes her way to the front row in the balcony.

Pretty predictable and pathetic. The next day Kate got a lot of good press for the polo appearance with the kids and without the nanny. Maybe Meggie couldn't sleep from jealousy and pushed the tweet about Australia in the early hours.

I'd say - go Kate, go.
I doubt it was without the nanny. The nanny can be out of camera range. I would praise Kate if she worked steadily after this maternity leave. I find Kate blah, the children steal the show, though there was some negativity at George playing with  a toy gun.

I hope Meghan works steadily. The young royals need to step up now.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Ariel on June 13, 2018, 07:00:42 am
This is not a Kate thread but Kate looked on brand and appropriate on the polo field, unlike Murky on her queen's TTC.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: buflesse on June 13, 2018, 10:53:49 am
She is still a Californian, and from L.A. to boot. L.A. women dress like that for special occasions. She will resort back to that from time to time. She is too old to change that much. My actress friend would totally wear off the shoulders to a  trouping.

Maybe Harry should have thought twice before marrying an actress from LA then...


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: sandy on June 13, 2018, 02:51:48 pm
A good stylist can change the "California" look.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: lesken on June 13, 2018, 03:12:39 pm
A good stylist cannot change what's in your soul


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: sandy on June 13, 2018, 03:40:24 pm
A good stylist is important to all public figures IMO.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on June 13, 2018, 03:42:40 pm
^^ lmao very true though :thumbsup: :laugh:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: YooperModerator on June 13, 2018, 04:09:55 pm
^^^Very true.

You know?  I sometimes wonder if Harry & Co thought that because Sparkles was in showbiz that she'd have some kind of "it" magic by osmosis and she'd know her way around a walk-in closet and dazzle the world.  She doesn't and isn't.  You've either got that elusive factor or you don't.  I think she did some heavy selling of her supposed impact and they bought it.  One, to make Harry happy because they do love him and, two, because Harry's an idiot.

Int'l Fashion Star she ain't and that does indeed come from the inside, not a PR machine in overdrive which turns people off anyway.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: sandy on June 13, 2018, 05:24:29 pm
Grace Kelly an A list actress  had to get a stylist her "movie star" look did not mesh with being a royal. Different hairdo, different styles needed.

Meghan needs a stylist if she does not already have one, or a better one.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: marion on June 13, 2018, 07:53:51 pm
^^And we can smell a PR innitiative from 10 miles away so the RF are wasting their time with those


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on June 13, 2018, 08:52:30 pm
As much of an anglophile as she claims to be, you would think she would know better.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on June 13, 2018, 09:36:43 pm
^ She seems to know nothing, if she were an anglophile she'd have answered at least some questions correctly in that short quiz she did a while ago. I think the extent of her anglophilia is "omg the queen! royalty! jewels! palaces! Diana!!" and that's it.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on June 13, 2018, 11:17:03 pm
^That's my thought as well.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: lesken on June 13, 2018, 11:46:17 pm
^^ So true. She knew about Harry being single. Anglophile? I am an Anglophile.  I can recite the Monarchs in order from William the Conqueror to present. I doubt she knows who William the Conqueror is even now. I had a thought. She does expose her shoulders  in many outfits either bare or under see through material. Does Harry have a shoulder fetus I wonder?


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on June 13, 2018, 11:52:37 pm
^She was probably told somewhere along the road that they are alluring and now she can't let the notion go.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: lesken on June 13, 2018, 11:59:42 pm
^Makes sense.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 14, 2018, 03:47:43 pm

Trooping the Colour

Carolina Herrera Bespoke Peach Dress

Bespoke Philip Treacy Slice Hat
http://meghansmirror.com/product/bespoke-philip-treacy-slice-hat/


Day Of Engagements June 14

Bespoke Pink Cape Clare Wight Keller for Givenchy Dress
http://meghansmirror.com/product/bespoke-pink-cape-clare-wight-keller-for-givenchy-dress/


Givenchy Leather Crossbody Bag in Black
http://meghansmirror.com/product/givenchy-leather-crossbody-bag-in-black/

Sarah Flint Perfect 100 Pump
http://meghansmirror.com/product/sarah-flint-perfect-100-pump/

Givenchy Black 2G Buckle Belt
http://meghansmirror.com/product/givenchy-black-2g-buckle-belt/


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Cali San D on June 14, 2018, 03:56:55 pm
Her go-to is going to be Claire Keller of Givenchy because she designed her wedding gown like Kate is with McQueen, you can't write this stuff.  :bored:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Miss Hathaway on June 14, 2018, 04:38:28 pm
^^ So true. She knew about Harry being single. Anglophile? I am an Anglophile.  I can recite the Monarchs in order from William the Conqueror to present. I doubt she knows who William the Conqueror is even now. I had a thought. She does expose her shoulders  in many outfits either bare or under see through material. Does Harry have a shoulder fetus I wonder?

Our Megs has no breasts, waist or legs --- shoulders are all she has to show!!!!!   


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: AnaBolena on June 14, 2018, 04:41:40 pm
^ True, and I do think she has nice shoulders but there's a time and place.

Argh, the hair (wig) what a mess.

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/06/14/11/4D38A70300000578-5843387-image-m-108_1528973783479.jpg


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: BostonLibby on June 15, 2018, 12:59:10 pm
^  Yes, her hair stood out for blowing all over the place, Meghan fussing with it throughout the engagement and the messed up part while she was sitting with the queen.  Just put it up for pete's sake!!


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: buflesse on June 15, 2018, 07:33:04 pm
Her go-to is going to be Claire Keller of Givenchy because she designed her wedding gown like Kate is with McQueen, you can't write this stuff.  :bored:

Pretty rubbish that she’s gone with a French fashion house.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: lesken on June 16, 2018, 04:56:40 pm
At least her shoulders were covered this time


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Cali San D on June 16, 2018, 09:50:52 pm
Her go-to is going to be Claire Keller of Givenchy because she designed her wedding gown like Kate is with McQueen, you can't write this stuff.  :bored:

Does the DM come to Royal Gossip? I totally brought this up!  :cookie:

https://dailym.ai/2Mtm9nQ


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Ariel on June 16, 2018, 10:17:40 pm
^^ I can almost see Lilibeth seeing her bare shoulders wrinkled dress and whispering to someone to throw in a cape to at least have the shoulders covered. The cape has elastic to keep it in place and not slip up and reveal whatever cleavage and bare arms she had prepared for the day. The fact that so many of the courtiers were there to watch out for deliberate impropriety from her side and she still managed to pat the queen on the back and get ahead of her in the car.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Rosella on June 16, 2018, 10:27:16 pm
Meghan removed the cape, which was probably for extra warmth when the party had lunch at Chester. The dress underneath...

http://www.meghansfashion.com/uploads/2/1/2/9/21295692/vid_orig.png


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: sandy on June 16, 2018, 11:10:07 pm
I like the dress.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Rosella on June 16, 2018, 11:39:39 pm
There's another shot as they're both going in to lunch. The Queen has taken her coat off as well.

https://mobile.twitter.com/DressDuchess/status/1008023474189697025


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Ariel on June 17, 2018, 12:58:43 am
As I said - a coach was with Meghan all the time, telling her what to do and where. Probably reminding her that "Hi, I'm Meghan" is an inappropriate conversation starter too. Yet, she still managed to pat Lizzy on the back and get in the car from her side and before her. kkkkklassy 8)


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: marion on June 17, 2018, 08:54:15 am
That pic on Twitter shows how badly the dress fits on the bodice, it's all puckered. Not a good advert for the designer


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: buflesse on June 17, 2018, 11:42:49 am
 :nervous: http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/06/17/09/4D54361B00000578-5853123-image-a-18_1529224237052.jpg


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on June 17, 2018, 01:50:47 pm
Oscar de la Renta "cocktail dress", £3922
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/06/17/09/4D54361B00000578-5853123-image-a-18_1529224237052.jpg


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: YooperModerator on June 17, 2018, 02:04:35 pm
^That’s a lot of $ for a bedsheet and whatever is perched on her head.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Cali San D on June 17, 2018, 03:58:32 pm
Another dress by a non-British designer

According to WhatMeghanWore, the dress is Resort 2019, so a recent over-prices buy that does nothing for her figure. They don't know who made the hat.

https://whatmeghanwore.net/2018/06/17/meghan-in-oscar-de-la-renta-for-celia-mccorquodale-wedding/


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: AnaBolena on June 17, 2018, 04:12:53 pm
There's another shot as they're both going in to lunch. The Queen has taken her coat off as well.

https://mobile.twitter.com/DressDuchess/status/1008023474189697025

Does anyone wonder if she could get it tighter?  She's hopeless.  :o


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: lesken on June 17, 2018, 06:42:21 pm
 I did not like the dress.  it's too plain didn't flatter her figure at all. She just does not have a fashion sense for formal things. she likes the sex kitten look and that she has better taste in.  she's just inappropriate for this family but maybe that's a good thing.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on June 17, 2018, 11:35:44 pm
Too big and too Laura Ashley: Style editor DINAH VAN TULLEKEN gives a scathing verdict on Meghan's £3,900 Oscar de la Renta wedding guest frock that swamps her tiny frame and asks if the Duchess's advisers are trying to get her to blend in

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5854275/Why-Meghan-wearing-dull-3-900-Oscar-la-Renta-swamps-her.html

Laura better have an apology and retraction ready.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: lesken on June 18, 2018, 12:56:49 am
 that dress is horrible and as bad as the one she wore for that Jamaica wedding.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 18, 2018, 01:42:39 am
Spencer Family Wedding

Oscar de la Renta Chiffon Floral Dress
http://meghansmirror.com/product/oscar-de-la-renta-chiffon-floral-dress/

Custom Carolina Herrera Scala Insigna Clutch
http://meghansmirror.com/product/custom-carolina-herrera-scala-insigna-clutch/

M&S COLLECTION
Pillbox Bow Fascinator
https://www.marksandspencer.com/pillbox-bow-fascinator/p/p60151341?krypto=b%2BlSIev7AUJcz1ib8u9BHmni3hXoktBI%2BiS70T4Nw%2BS4nRTJBfIRB%2F4rae44PYNXbcVNvg%2B4mmvG4XHTLJibW9jhFjYILjHQY3b8ayr5pWU%3D&ddkey=https%3AMSFindItemsByKeywordSecure&pdpredirect

Meghan wore her Aquazzura wedding shoes.
https://whatmeghanwore.net/2018/06/17/meghan-in-oscar-de-la-renta-for-celia-mccorquodale-wedding/


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: CathyJane on June 18, 2018, 03:20:42 am
What the heck is she wearing?! A bed sheet?! Do none of her clothes fit at all?!


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Val on June 18, 2018, 07:36:08 am
^

Her advisers should be sacked - she is becoming a joke.  She almost tripped and fell over too.  She would have looked like a crumpled heap of just changed bed linen if she had.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on June 18, 2018, 09:25:25 am
Something tells me the advisors (who've been around for a while) are giving her proper direction but the "strong feminist" is dead set on doing it her own way.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on June 18, 2018, 12:04:40 pm
Advisors can only advise, they can't force their clients into anything. If the client won't listen (i.e. co-operate) and undermines the advisor, then that's that. Can't blame staff for the Windsors's constant failures to dress, behave, use cheaper transportation, ramming gates with their freebie cars... The list is endless.

That being said, the dress looks actually quite nice on the model and emphasizes that Murky's is about 2 sizes too big. It screams "freebie" because of that, but she could send it back asking for a proper size or normally they'd get in touch with her/ her people asking for her size and not just send sth blindly.
So this remains weird, even if it's a freebie.

It looks on her like an oversized bathrobe coming undone.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: AnaBolena on June 18, 2018, 02:31:22 pm
^I think that dress she wore requires curves - something Murky doesn't have unless she's stuffing her bra, which she does as we know she doesn't have much at all.

No hips. No waist.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Miss Hathaway on June 18, 2018, 02:59:45 pm
'  ...and chicken legs...... 


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: AnaBolena on June 18, 2018, 03:07:07 pm
^My girlfriend calls her Murky Turkey so they have to be Turkey legs. lol

The only thing I see as attractive on her is her skin color (minus the sun damage)


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: YooperModerator on June 18, 2018, 03:47:10 pm
The only thing I find attractive about her is her energy which seems genuine.  That trait, however, will be slowly managed and subdued to conform in some way, so this won’t go well, really.  Not for an American.

Physically, she’s no raving beauty at all and wears clothes designed for someone about 6” taller.  Like the latest mess of a dress. 


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: lesken on June 18, 2018, 03:52:47 pm
 yes she does have good energy and that shows in her acting which is over-the-top do to her energy.  I used to have that same energy until I hit my sixties.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: CathyJane on June 19, 2018, 03:21:15 am
Not sure where to post this, so if it needs to be moved, please feel free. Do anybody notice that when MEggles 'slipped' her expression never changed? Like she was planning something like that. Normally when you slip your face moves, hers didn't.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 19, 2018, 02:35:13 pm
Royal Ascot


Dress: Givenchy
Hat: Philip Treacy OC 423

http://meghansmirror.com/royal-style/meghan-and-harry-attend-the-royal-ascot/


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Kins on June 19, 2018, 02:39:24 pm
^I like her look today.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Sheridan_is_appalled on June 19, 2018, 02:44:40 pm
How many pounds of bronzer is she wearing? Seriously, it looks like she forgot to wash off a mud mask. Muddy Turkey!


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Rosella on June 19, 2018, 02:57:31 pm
I like Meghan's look at Ascot today. Those Ascot hats are something else but this one is elegant I think, and the white outfit is chic. Unusual skirt.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: lesken on June 19, 2018, 03:43:35 pm
 in the carriage she actually looked decent today.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: buflesse on June 19, 2018, 03:53:34 pm
More Givenchy??


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 19, 2018, 03:57:17 pm
I like her Ascot hat .the shirt dress its ok


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: YooperModerator on June 19, 2018, 03:58:08 pm
It shouldn’t wrinkle, a shirtwaist is not a good cut with the hat, and the hem is absurd against the structured belt.  A miss.  Hat and hair quite good but the bronzer-a-thon cheapens the total look desired.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: AnaBolena on June 19, 2018, 04:19:45 pm
She looks passable, but for some reason, to me at least, she looks so out of place. 


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: lesken on June 19, 2018, 05:05:05 pm
She is out of place.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: sandy on June 19, 2018, 05:08:05 pm
I like the outfit. I don't see her as out of place. She's married to a royal now so she belongs.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: SouthernBelle on June 19, 2018, 05:55:44 pm
That makes total sense at Harry's input is in on this. Well she is asking his opinion so you got to give her credit for that

This would be the same Prince Harry who wore a Nazi uniform to a party a while back?  And who appeared naked at another party in Vegas?  Not sure he’s the most astute when it comes to selecting the appropriate wardrobe for the occasion! 


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: buflesse on June 19, 2018, 05:58:21 pm
She's certainly not averse to splashing the cash. I'm not going to deny that Waity has spent a lot on coats but she at least made the effort to wear a few high street brands earlier on in the marriage like Reiss, LK Bennett etc. Now we have Murkle swanning around in Oscar de la Renta and Givenchy.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: SouthernBelle on June 19, 2018, 06:03:29 pm
^That’s a lot of $ for a bedsheet and whatever is perched on her head.

Exactly what I thought!  I have a duvet in my guest room that’s a similar print! 


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on June 19, 2018, 06:48:52 pm
Outfit's fine today. I didn't look too closely, but superficially it looked ok (no flashing, no hemlines in the mud..).

The biggest shames are her (& Kate's!!) obsession with bronzer and their stick thinness. Murky looks scarily thin and that can't be helpful for their wish to have kids. Being either too thin or too fat are both detrimental to fertility. Considering they supposedly consulted fertility specialists months before their wedding I'm not sure what she's doing.

And burn your bronzers Meg & Kate. They just make you look like you came straight from a mudbath or out of one of London's chimneys.

^^ I agree. Kate at least pretends with some High Street stuff thrown in (esp early in) and we know the "thrifty" shtick is bs, but Murky just throws the cash out with both hands like some hungry person who's never been at a buffet before just bingeing and devouring everything in sight, and she hasn't even done (worked) anything at all yet!!! And it's all instantly Cartier, Givenchy, Oscar de la Renta etc. :-

PS I stand a bit corrected, it looks like an oversize shirt with a weird wonky hemline...?
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/06/19/14/4D688E0D00000578-5860911-image-a-101_1529415801531.jpg
Still better than a number of her other choices :sigh:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: YooperModerator on June 19, 2018, 06:56:32 pm
I’m just weary of her having to be different all the time.  The neckline ^ is too office-y compared with the wonky hemline.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Cali San D on June 19, 2018, 07:44:47 pm
Now this is what Meg should have worn.
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/06/19/18/4D67B3A200000578-5860911-Soprano_and_Ascot_ambassador_Natalie_Rushdie-a-43_1529428734105.jpg


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Sheridan_is_appalled on June 19, 2018, 08:00:20 pm
I have a feeling all we are going to see her in are various shades of cream and white all summer in order to keep up her bridal image.   She's Hazbeen's wife, dontcha know?


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: buflesse on June 19, 2018, 08:23:39 pm
And so pure  :bored:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 19, 2018, 08:30:54 pm
Meghan Markle’s Royal Ascot Triumph Happened Without a Stylist
One month into her life as a royal, Meghan is learning to walk the fine line of royal fashion requirements.


It’s the highlight of the Queen’s summer schedule, the most important date for racing aficionados, and a favorite among fashionistas, so the pressure was on for Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, when she made her debut at Royal Ascot today.

Taking her seat alongside the Countess of Wessex and opposite her husband Prince Harry and Prince Edward in the third carriage of the royal-carriage procession, which marks the opening of the royal meet, Meghan showed she has mastered two tricky feats—millinery and high-society dressing.

Having forged a close relationship with her wedding-dress designer, Clare Waight Keller, the artistic director at Givenchy, and Philip Treacy, the go-to hat maker for the royals, Meghan entrusted the formidable duo to ensure she looked picture-perfect in her buttoned-up, bias-cut, bespoke Givenchy frock, which she paired with the elegant head piece which met the strict royal-enclosure prerequisites. After being blasted by the hard-to-please fashion brigade over the $5,490 Oscar de la Renta wrap dress she wore to a society wedding over the weekend, Meghan was taking no chances Tuesday.

Palace sources say she doesn’t have a stylist, and Vanity Fair understands the Duchess personally asked Waight Keller to dress her for today. Looking stylish while remaining comfortable at Ascot can be challenging, but the elegant dress in Meghan’s favorite colors, white and black, was deemed an all-around success. The Duchess certainly seemed confident and at ease at her very first procession, a month to the day after she and Harry paraded in a state carriage following their Windsor wedding.

https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2018/06/meghan-markle-no-stylist


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on June 19, 2018, 08:43:35 pm
^^^ "Hazbeen" :laugh: :laugh: :thumbsup:
^^^ & ^^ Excellent observation, I agree. It's a literal "whitewashing".


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: BostonLibby on June 19, 2018, 09:40:13 pm
^^ Not surprised that she doesn't have a stylist. It would be more surprising if she did, given the way she's been dressing!


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on June 20, 2018, 12:59:54 am
That dress was ok but wrong for this event and didn't work with that particular hat. She looks way out of place.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: lesken on June 20, 2018, 02:32:01 am
Nutmeg murky Duchess of kKardashia will never really belong


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: CathyJane on June 20, 2018, 03:26:09 am
Nope, never, no way.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: sandy on June 20, 2018, 02:46:15 pm
Well she's married into the family and has a title.

I see others that I won't mention here being more mismatched.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: lesken on June 20, 2018, 02:59:27 pm
@ Sandy you have a point. Still she belongs less.  however that may be a credit to her


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: AnaBolena on June 20, 2018, 03:24:34 pm
I like the outfit. I don't see her as out of place. She's married to a royal now so she belongs.

In a marital sense, yes, I agree.  In a Royal sense?  Not yet, that's for sure.  She's way out of her league.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: sandy on June 20, 2018, 06:26:20 pm
I think in both royal and marital sense there are others who are worse. But that's for another thread.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 22, 2018, 04:47:08 pm
FOOT LOOSE This is why Meghan Markle always wears shoes that are too big for her
After repeatedly stepping out in footwear seemingly several sizes too big, our fashion expert reveals the reason behind Meghan's peculiar habit

IF YOU were dazzled by Meghan Markle's latest Givenchy number and oh-so chic hat at Ascot this week, you probably overlooked something peculiar.

While her black leather pumps were the least remarkable part of her outfit, paying closer attention to them reveals something altogether strange about the Duchess's shoe habits - they're always far too big.
Upon closer inspection, it appears there's at least a half-centimetre gap between the back of the shoe and her heel.

You could be forgiven for thinking a super stylish millionaire wouldn't be caught dead in a pair of ill-fitting shoes.

After all, it's hardly likely they were the last pair left in the sale.

According to Fabulous fashion expert Harriet Davey: "Celebs often go a size up, or even two, in the shoe department when they're at an event or on the red carpet and it's for one reason we can all relate to - to avoid blisters.

"There's nothing worse than uncomfortable shoes (we've all been there on a night out) and when celebs like Meghan are wearing heels for a long period of time their feet can often swell up."

She explains: "The swelling can cause blisters and in the long run bunions - like long-time heel fan Victoria Beckham has been rumoured to suffer with."
https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/6591536/meghan-markle-shoes-too-big/


Cashing in on the Meghan effect? Duchess of Sussex’s Mackage coat goes UP in price by £23 after she wore it in BelfasT
Since she stepped into the spotlight as Prince Harry's glamorous new fiancée, countless brands have profited from Meghan Markle's sartorial endorsements.

And now it seems labels could be actively cashing in on the so-called 'Meghan effect' after a coat she wore in Belfast was hiked up in price.

Shortly before her wedding to Prince Harry, the Duchess of Sussex visited Belfast wearing a $750 CAD (£427) wool coat from Canadian brand Mackage, which sold out almost immediately.

It appears the label has cashed in on its popularity by ramping up the price of the belted number by $40 CAD (£23), up to $790 CAD (£450).
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5853833/Meghan-Markles-Mackage-coat-goes-price-wore-Belfast.html


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Cali San D on June 22, 2018, 11:15:32 pm
It's amazing how a few of us make comments about Megs fashion or behavior and it becomes it's own article.

How many times have some of you talked about Megs' shoes appearing a size too big.

The guess was because she was receiving free samples. Now the reason is to avoid swelling and blisters. You can't get blisters if you are wearing hosiery and she was wearing hosiery at Ascot.

My feet plop out of a pump if they are too big. I often go down a size to make sure they are snug, I don't care about swelling.  :tehe:

What kind of feet does this chick have?! :James:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: YooperModerator on June 23, 2018, 01:11:37 am
^No kidding.  If her shoes always look a half size too big when is this magical swelling happening?  Excuses, excuses. She is never ever responsible for even the slightest misstep.  Which is a bigger misstep because everyone notices it. 


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 23, 2018, 04:17:42 am
Meghan Markle Plays The Royal Fashion Long Game
As she begins her new life as a royal, Meghan Markle's fashion has become, inevitably, more conservative. How it evolves will reveal much about her, and how she wishes to be seen.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/meghan-markle-plays-the-royal-fashion-long-game


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Ariel on June 23, 2018, 07:21:46 pm
^At first I misread the headline as: Meghan Markle Plays The Royal Con Long Game  lol


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on June 23, 2018, 07:47:14 pm
^^^ & ^^^^ Exactly. Also what does it help having shoes too big? All it does is you falling out of them, tripping etc. What bs. They are freebies and that's why they are too big. It's a classic freebie side-effect. Also shoes too big create vile blisters just like too small shoes (or even perfectly fitting shoes, I have more experience with blisters than I care to recount, I get blisters from nearly any shoes! cheap, expensive, flats, heels, trainers, sandals, flip flops.......... :thumbsdown: :sob: )


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Little light on June 23, 2018, 08:31:57 pm
Just back from holiday with internet intermittent at best so loads to catch up on. (You've all been very busy).

With KM recycling old outfits because Charles won't foot the bill for a layabout in KM, do you think this might be happening now to MM? Maybe because he doesn't approve of her? That's why her shoes are too big. She's still having to get freebies.


Just thinking out loud.  :bored:  :cookie:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: windsor2 on June 24, 2018, 12:34:39 am
Meghan's million dollar wardrobe: How the value of all the Duchess of Sussex's designer outfits and new jewellery since the engagement has hit $1,000,000
But many of the outfits showcased by the new Royal since her engagement in December are not so purse-friendly.
Here, we look at what is inside Meghan's million-dollar wardrobe...
November 27, 2017 - Engagement announcement: £124,750+
December 1, 2017 - Terrence Higgins Trust charity fair in Nottingham: £1,587
April 18, 2018 - Commonwealth Youth Forum in London: £2,563
April 19, 2018 - Women’s Empowerment reception at Royal Aeronautical Society in London: £1,756
June 19, 2018 - Ascot in Berkshire: £12,705
January 9, 2018 - Reprezent Radio in London: £2,367
June 16, 2018 - Wedding of Celia McCorquodale in Lincolnshire: £6,110.50
May 22, 2018 - Garden party for Prince Charles’s 70th birthday at Buckingham Palace: £4,274
May 19, 2018 - Wedding reception in Windsor: £120,470
June 9, 2018 Trooping the Colour in London: £6,870
June 14, 2018 - First official engagement with the Queen in Chester: £13,782
March 12, 2018 - Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey: £2,540
May 19, 2018 Wedding Day in Windsor: £337,000
February 13, 2018 - Edinburgh Castle in Scotland: £7,329
April 6, 2018 - Invictus Games trials in Bath: £2,072
April 21, 2018 - Invictus Games reception in London: £13,452
February 1, 2018 - Endeavour Fund awards in London: £4,536
April 23, 2018 - 25th anniversary memorial service for Stephen Lawrence in London: £1,154
April 21, 2018 - Royal Albert Hall concert: £4,663
March 23, 2018 - Visit to Northern Ireland: £2,415
April 25, 2018 - Anzac Day day service in London: £1,906
April 25, 2018 - Anzac Day service at Westminster Abbey: £3,271
May 18, 2018 - Arrival at Cliveden House Hotel in Berkshire the night before the Royal Wedding: £1,849
March 8, 2018 - International Women’s Day in Birmingham: £3,587
December 25, 2017 - Christmas Day church service in Sandringham: £3,640.50
February 28, 2018 - Royal Foundation Forum in London: £1,985
January 18, 2018 - Cardiff Castle in Wales: £4,692
December 20, 2017 - Queen’s Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace: £5,550
December 21, 2017 - Official engagement photographs: £56,000
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5878101/Meghans-million-dollar-wardrobe.html


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: sandy on June 24, 2018, 12:55:07 am
A click bait article if I ever saw one. The DM outdid even themselves. How do they know what she paid.

Charles can't be mean to Meghan and undo the good PR he got from escorting her down the aisle. Charles is image conscious IMO.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: YooperModerator on June 24, 2018, 01:33:57 am
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Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: deGuernsey on June 24, 2018, 01:34:54 am
^  :cookie:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: sandy on June 24, 2018, 01:43:46 am
The wedding was a few weeks ago. Some outfits shown were pre marriage and she purchased the outfits but at book price? Actresses are lent clothes for the red carpet and jewels. This is a well known fact. So did she get to keep all those outfits? I doubt it. ANd actresses get discounts for some of the clothes. I have seen actresses on the red carpet in Chanel saying the outfit was borrowed. The DM is really trying to stir things up. Like they always do. I do find it amusing that some commentators on the DM find Kate lives "cheaply." I'm still laughing at that howler


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: YooperModerator on June 24, 2018, 03:21:53 am
^But, Kate isn’t a US citizen under our tax laws, is she and not really the topic here, either. 


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Rosella on June 24, 2018, 03:55:06 am
This is a Clickbait article IMO, and like the supposed cost of the Royal wedding security that the British tabloids banged on about for months before (£30 million, when it turned out to be in fact around £3 million, if that.)

I don't believe that any Royal pays any quoted price for items of clothing. I think there are huge discounts involved each time, with perhaps as much as a half taken off the price charged other customers. Nor do I believe that dress designers release the prices of their garments to newspapers, especially tabloids. And that goes for purveyors of shoes, jewellery and other accessories. And some items during the engagement period would have been loans.

What's more, I don't think it would be Charles ponying up for clothing during the engagement. He isn't that generous. Like his other daughter in law his remit for Meghan began on the wedding day for official duties outfits only.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Ariel on June 24, 2018, 08:17:57 am
Weren't the royals supposed to not take freebies and special discounts in exchange of merching?
So far we have over 1 mil for the jewels and the clothes in merely 7 months. IRS is happy, the tax payers (of which we are not) must be thrilled to have her and the only winner in all of this is Kate who has always been conscious and thrifty with her spending.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: windsor2 on June 24, 2018, 05:42:35 pm
Here's what it really costs to dress like Meghan Markle
https://www.9news.com.au/world/2018/06/22/12/50/meghan-markle-what-it-costs-to-dress-like-a-duchess
This chick with her very expensive taste is ticking off the people of the commonwealth.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on June 25, 2018, 01:34:14 pm
^^ Yes, that's the rule: the Winds have a self-imposed rule to not take freebies and always pay full price. However, we know for a fact that they do not adhere to this rule.
Kate isn't at all thrifty or conscious when it comes to spending, but the PR spin is a good one and her being seen in High Street stuff on engagements as well as privately is very very good. I do think she likes the High Street stuff too, why not. In any case, it's more PR than truth that she's "thrifty" or considerate in spending. She actually a huge spendthrift and has one of the highest bills of the women. Murky has surpassed her quickly and she isn't with the heir, so double shame on her.

Kate's, Cam's & Liz's spending aside, Murky's is disgraceful. I do however think much of it were freebies and that someone else paid, or M decided to raid her savings as she thinks she has a set future in the lap of luxury. Because her earnings weren't all that great, she's nowehere near the millionairess people think or make out she is.

Yes, actresses get loans, but only for red carpet events and also only certain actresses. Not even every Oscar nominee (esp men) gets loans, if they aren't very well known, they have to buy their own. (The same goes for the women. There are a number of stories of very good and somewhat famous actresses being refused for loans, and then had to go and buy their own dresses. Even some famous people don't get loans from everyone, as some are famous for destroying the loaned clotjong so rightly designers refuse to handout any further merch)

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Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: sandy on June 25, 2018, 04:05:13 pm
Kate has been in the Firm since 2011. Markle just came into the Firm so she could not possibly have surpassed Kate.

Kate's history has been doing as little work as possible and grabbing for the perks. I don't buy that she is thrifty with those expensive homes and her ordering new kitchens and so forth. I think her hairdressers do not come cheap.

Also, when some of the outfits were purchased by Markle it was before the wedding day I doubt Charles would pay for clothing pre wedding. She has her own money and actresses do get heavy discounts to promote designers.

I remember some actress talking about a 6 figure diamond necklace she was wearing (borrowed). This is common practice.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 26, 2018, 01:35:04 am
Meghan Markle Just Made History as the First Royal Nominated for a Teen Choice Award

Meghan Markle's royal style has just swiftly led her to make history, less than eight months after she and Prince Harry announced their engagement. Meghan has just been announced a nominee for the Teen Choice Award for Choice Style Icon. This is the first time a royal has ever been considered for an award for the U.S. show that started in 1999. Should Meghan win, it'd also be a first—and fascinating to see whether she'd attend or more likely, record a video acceptance speech for the honor.
https://www.elle.com/culture/celebrities/a21930120/meghan-markle-first-royal-teen-choice-award-nomination/P


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: windsor2 on June 26, 2018, 03:07:25 am
New season, new 'do! Meghan Markle's best friend Jessica Mulroney shows off a very short new hairstyle after cutting her long locks for summer
While she appears to have kept it the same shade of dark brown, Jessica chopped off quite a few inches and debuted new shoulder-length hair on Instagram this weekend.
'Le change is Le good,' she wrote on Instagram, tagging her stylist Ryan Dowell in the picture.
Though she didn't share more about the decision — and has generally been discrete and not given much away in interviews — the style expert has had a bit to say about her hair in the past.
The response has been so big one can only imagine how much the public would talk if Meghan ever decided to go shorter.
Even Jessica's husband Ben seemed bewildered by how many people cared about his wife's new 'do. Soon after her hairstyle was covered by a number media outlets, he screengrabbed the articles and shared them in his Instagram stories, joking: 'I'm thinking of frosting my tips for summer. Thoughts?'
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5884547/Meghan-Markles-best-friend-Jessica-Mulroney-got-haircut.html#comments
What's the point of this article? Is it to tell Meghan to take out her extensions to get more attention on her?  ???



Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: windsor2 on June 26, 2018, 10:36:03 pm
LONDON 26 June - Queen’s Young Leaders Award Ceremony
Prada Double Breasted Pink Dress
Aquazzura ‘Deneuve’ Bow Pointy Toe Pumps ($750)
Prada Convertible Leather Clutch ($1820)
Gold & Diamond Mini Hoop Earrings
Diamond Cross Bracelet
https://whatwouldmeghanwear.tumblr.com


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 27, 2018, 02:00:21 am
Queen’s Leader Awards

Dress: Custom Prada
Shoes:  Aquazzura Deneuve Bow Pointy Toe Pump
Clutch Convertible Leather Clutch
http://meghansmirror.com/royal-style/meghan-harry-join-the-queen-for-the-queens-leader-awards/


Meghan need to stay away from the pale colours they do nothing for her jewel tones are for her.
Makeup take easy on the bronzer heavy handed
Looked like a sex fembot today


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: YooperModerator on June 27, 2018, 02:04:03 am
^Good summation of her “new” look.  Pretty plastic dolly.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Snowpea on June 27, 2018, 03:36:09 am
Stepford Royal.  :easter-sly:

Careful,one could slip in all that grease.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: AnaBolena on June 27, 2018, 04:56:37 pm
Barbie lol

I think that bronzer is being used to contour, but she's got it all wrong.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on June 27, 2018, 06:39:39 pm
She looked like a wax figure at this engagement, pretty terrible. Highlighter (& blusher) were over-done and gave a very plastic look. Is she trying to be an instagram "makeup artist" or "model"? I don't particularly like the dress either, she looked underdressed for the occasion imo, and also: Prada, really?


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 27, 2018, 07:35:25 pm
would think her 7 years on suits she would pick up some makeup tips less is more that bronzer just makes her face look dirty

Kate goes OTT on the blush. Megs on the bronzer


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on June 27, 2018, 08:06:07 pm
^ yep, exactly :ick: :Kate:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: windsor2 on June 27, 2018, 08:31:39 pm
What It Costs to Dress Like Meghan Markle: An Investigation
Since her engagement to Prince Harry, Meghan Markle has made public appearances in elegant dresses by Prada, Oscar de la Renta, and Carolina Herrera, not to mention her show-stopping wedding gown by Givenchy. And though as an actress she was accustomed to being loaned dresses by fashion houses, as a royal she’s no longer entitled to take freebies—and the cost for her working wardrobe as a royal and royal-to-be is estimated to be as much as $1 million.
The Duchess of Sussex’s go-to designer, Givenchy’s Clare Waight Keller, charges in the region of $10,000 for a bespoke frock like the cream dress Meghan wore to Royal Ascot last week. While Meghan is given a discreet discount by some of her favorite designers, including Ralph & Russo, who made the $75,000 couture dress she wore for her official engagement pictures, her designer frocks can still be eye-poppingly expensive. There was the chic $18,000 Givenchy dress Meghan wore for her first away day to Cheshire with the Queen earlier this month, and the off-the-shoulder $4,000 Carolina Herrera skirt and top Meghan chose for Trooping the Colour. The royal family also covered the cost of Meghan’s two wedding dresses: the $265,000 boatneck Givenchy dress designed by Clare Waight Keller and the bespoke white halter-neck Stella McCartney evening frock, which are the two most expensive pieces in her wardrobe to date.
https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2018/06/meghan-markle-style-cost
Does she have a sigar daddy, because we know that Charles and Harry wouldn’t waste all that money for clothes and accessories. They’ll have to be an investigation into how much her maintenance such as facials, makeup, hair, etc.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Cali San D on June 27, 2018, 09:11:47 pm
^Well, damn, this idiot is exposing the fact that they are getting clothes at a discounted rate just because she feels that she is "royal" and should wear uber expensive designers. And if the clothes are not at a discount rate then she has already gone through her savings in 6 months and will soon Charles' and Harry's in a year!

I didn't know that the RF paid for her wedding and wedding reception gowns?  ??? I thought she paid for each herself. And the sugars say she is a millionaire.

Shame, no discretion, she will be the straw that breaks the RF bank account.  :laugh:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on June 27, 2018, 09:41:56 pm
^ Nope, the Winds footed the whole bill. She doesn't have anywhere near the money sugars like to claim and it was PR that she'd pay for her own dress. She probably blew her last savings on her effort to snag Harry, playing "rich, successful humanitarian and actress".


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: YooperModerator on June 27, 2018, 09:45:47 pm
That’s ok.  The IRS taxes on FMV (fair market value) and any difference, if reduced, is subject to Gift Tax percentages which can be higher.  If she received the entire item as a gift then the whole shebang is taxed at income levels.  The BRF need their collective heads examined for wasting money and will be taxed as well because it went to a US citizen. The receiver will only owe it as income especially if used in a publication that paid for her photo.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Ariel on June 27, 2018, 09:49:35 pm
She is a millionaire. She spends by the millions.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: sandy on June 27, 2018, 09:55:53 pm
Maybe all the years of makeup for the TV cameras got her used to a certain kind of makeup. She needs to get a fashion consultant to change the type of makeup.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: YooperModerator on June 27, 2018, 09:57:50 pm
She’s a celebrity and a grown woman with a mirror and access to published photos of herself.  This is on her. 


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: sandy on June 27, 2018, 11:38:18 pm
She needs a better fashion/makeup consultant (that is if she has one now).


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: lesken on July 01, 2018, 04:26:24 pm
@ Sandy. You can say that again. She is looking less and less attractive these days.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: AnaBolena on July 01, 2018, 04:45:41 pm
If she can't put her makeup on properly at age 37 there's no hope for her.  Period.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: windsor2 on July 01, 2018, 05:37:46 pm
Meghan Markle has gone from chic to a fashion disaster
But for the past six weeks, the new Duchess of Sussex’s fashion selections have come under fire: from her choice of sheer pantyhose to the tailoring of her dresses to her oversize pumps. Drawing particular ire was a blue and white Oscar de la Renta dress that she wore on June 17 to the wedding of Harry’s cousin. The Internet caught fire with incendiary criticisms of the $5,490 frock’s too-long sleeves and ill-fitting torso.
On Twitter, it was compared to both a sack of potatoes and the “Gone With the Wind” scenes where Scarlett O’Hara fashions a dress from curtains.  :tehe: :tehe:
The public disappointment with these perceived missteps may stem from the fact that the duchess is dealing with the pressures and expectations of her new role largely on her own. (Jessica gt dumped).  :cookie:
Before the wedding, Meghan had a secret style weapon: her best friend, Jessica Mulroney. Now, it seems they’re not working together as closely, and it shows.
But with Mulroney in Canada (where Meghan lived while starring on “Suits”) and the duchess, 36, in England, the new royal has been left to live up to the royal rules of decorum on her own.
“The royal family is a firm and the protocol is huge,” said British designer Caroline Castigliano. “We’re seeing everything about Meghan change. It’s very difficult when you’re 36 to do this — it’s far easier when you’re in your early 20s and they can mold and adapt you. It’s a much bigger job for Meghan. It must be unbelievably difficult that Meghan was a working woman and had her own style.” *really, she's broken quite a few and has gotten away wth it).
One of the biggest changes has been to her palette. Previously, Meghan wore plenty of bold hues: scarlet red, midnight blue, forest green, plus rich plaids and stripes. Now, she all but fades into the background in white, cream and the palest of pinks. Royal watchers say the wallflower look is in deference to Queen Elizabeth, to whom the duchess has been seen cozying up to at recent public events.
“At events with the queen, she lets Her Majesty shine,” said William Hanson, an expert on proper British etiquette. “The queen is top of the bill. Meghan is on the bill, not top of the bill.”  :thumbsup: :tehe:
With Mulroney back in Toronto, it seems Meghan has someone else guiding her, at least a bit.
“At the moment, she’s really dressing like Kate,” Castigliano said of Meghan’s sister-in-law, the Duchess of Cambridge. “At this stage, Kate is probably giving her tons of advice on how to fit in.”
Sources say that Kate’s assistant, Natasha Archer, has been calling in clothes from designers for Meghan until she hires an assistant of her own.
One big difference, one source pointed out, is that Kate’s clothes “fit her like a glove” because all the designers know her sizing, while Meghan is still developing her relationships.
Castigliano agrees. In fact, she predicts that the duchess will slowly make a return to the stylish, youthful Meghan with whom the public first fell in love.
“Over the next year, Meghan will have more designers throwing themselves at her, and she will adapt her style,” she said. “It will be fabulous when she takes everything she learns and ‘Meghan-izes’ it.”  :tehe:
https://nypost.com/2018/07/01/meghan-markle-has-gone-from-chic-to-a-fashion-disaster/



Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Sheridan_is_appalled on July 01, 2018, 06:12:19 pm
“At this stage, Kate is probably giving her tons of advice on how to fit in.”

Oh please.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on July 01, 2018, 07:42:44 pm
^Agreed! And I highly doubt Tosh is helping either. What we see is all Meghan.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: windsor2 on July 01, 2018, 07:45:33 pm
^^Kate still needs help herself in that department.   8)
Maybe Jessica dropped Meghan and doesn’t want to be known as her stylist anymore. It’s not that she did a great job with her before the celebrity wedding/royal wedding.
Fashion and beauty icon.  :cookie:
https://skippyisheretostay.tumblr.com/image/175444434148

Her excessive wardrobe.
https://skippyisheretostay.tumblr.com/post/175444076958/impossiblefiregarden-anonymoushouseplantfan




Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Fly on the wall on July 01, 2018, 08:36:56 pm
Polo day 1
Shoshanna Ashland Dress
http://meghansmirror.com/product/shoshanna-ashland-dress/

Sandels
https://www.sarahflint.com/products/grear-saddle-vachetta?utm_campaign=73861&utm_content=8-11667&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=pepperjam&variant=36798923201


Polo day 2
http://meghansmirror.com/polo-style/meghan-attends-another-day-of-polo/




That panama Hat she likes to wear really doesn't suit her . Day 1 and 2 polo look was nice casual look for her


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: windsor2 on July 02, 2018, 04:39:57 am
Meghan Markle Looks Summer-Ready in Sandals at Audi Polo Club
The former “Suits” actress stunned in a knee-length, gingham Shoshanna dress with an A-line skirt and tie at the waist. The American-made dress features flattering cut-in shoulders and retails for $395. She wore her hair underneath a casual hat with black ribbon trim — a style similar to previous hats she has worn.
The 36-year-old completed her look with brown sandals, reportedly by designer Sarah Flint. The New York-based designer has become a favorite of Markle’s, along with Aquazzura and Manolo Blahnik.
While Markle undoubtedly has an enviable wardrobe, her looks come at a high price tag. According to Entertainment Tonight, the Duchess of Sussex has worn $1 million worth of clothing since she and Prince Harry became engaged in November. Of course, a large portion of that total came from her wedding looks, with her Givenchy ceremony dress reportedly costing over $400,000 and her Stella McCartney reception gown costing more than $150,000.
https://footwearnews.com/2018/fashion/celebrity-style/meghan-markle-sandals-audi-polo-club-1202582316/


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: lesken on July 02, 2018, 02:32:22 pm
Come on nothing stunning about that Polo outfit. It is okay and nothing more.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: BostonLibby on July 02, 2018, 03:02:19 pm
^ I agree.  Okay at best.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: gingerboy24 on July 02, 2018, 03:37:06 pm
See women wearing much nicer clothes down at the supermarket.  Nothing about murky, her or her clothing, is ever "stunning", let alone a faded boring frock that looks like one grandma used to wear.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: windsor2 on July 02, 2018, 04:06:11 pm
Meghan proves her selling power AGAIN! Duchess's entire outfit sells out just TWO days after she wore it to cheer on Harry at the polo
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5908465/Megan-Markles-polo-outfit-completely-sold-online.html
Old items from past seasons. Lest we forget why these dumb articles are in the press today....
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/news/video-1718202/Video-Meghan-Markle-arrives-Ascot-cheer-Prince-Harry.html?mwv_rm=rta-fallback
Duchess of Shady.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on July 02, 2018, 04:25:22 pm
^ Same with the Waity effect. Wear past seasons' stuff and then claim it all sold out hours within them wearing it.... :thumbsdown:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: windsor2 on July 05, 2018, 04:47:04 pm
The OTHER Meghan effect: Royal’s favourite jeweller reveals the hidden downside to support from the Duchess - as ‘nobody cares’ about their new pieces until she wears them
But one company has highlighted the hidden downside of royal endorsement after Meghan stepped out in countless pieces from their collection.
In an interview with Maclean's, a boss at Canadian jeweller Maison Birks described the Markle effect as being both 'positive' and 'slightly negative'.
Birks' chief marketing officer and vice president, Eva Hartling, told the publication: 'Obviously we’re not complaining.
'But all messaging pertaining to Birks right now has to do with the duchess wearing our pieces.
'We’re launching new collections in the fall, but nobody cares unless the duchess decides to buy a piece and wear it.'
The newlywed has worn pieces from the fine jewellery brand at almost every public engagement since announcing her betrothal to Prince Harry last year.
For one of her first outings as Harry's fiancée, in Edinburgh she wore a Birks Diamond Snowflake Ring and a Yellow Gold and Diamond Splash Ring.
She has since worn pieces from the jewellery brand worth tens of thousands, including Diamond Swirl earrings and countless gold rings.
Eva Hartling describes the Duchess' unofficial endorsement of Birks as a feat of 'organic PR' and hopes the company might even win a Royal Warrant.  :tehe:
Birks has also worked with Meghan's close friend, the well-connected stylist Jessica Mulroney, who helped curate her an outfit for her engagement photo call in November - Birks earrings included - and will almost certainly have brought the jeweller to her friend's attention.
Very important info.
The jewellers were approached by Meghan's 'entourage' to dress her mother Doria Ragland for the royal wedding, according to the article.
Meghan has worn pieces by Birks on at least ten occasions since stepping onto the royal stage last year, with her jewellery bill running into the tens of thousands.
But it seems she has not been afraid to splash out on her nearest and dearest either, with Maclean's revealing she approached public relations firm NKPR last year while on the hunt for a bracelet to give Harry for Christmas.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5920699/Birks-says-Meghan-Markle-endorsement-slightly-negative.html
This article all but admits that she's merchandising. If she wasn't, she'd not go through a pr relations company to get a braclet for Harry. She'd just buy it directly from the company.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on July 05, 2018, 04:49:03 pm
^ So she approached PR firm NKPR for a gift for Haz. Don't we all do that?
Gosh, this is beyond bad. Not only against their own rules, but also a PR disaster.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: windsor2 on July 05, 2018, 05:01:06 pm
The interview in full:
How Meghan Markle’s unofficial royal endorsement is helping a Canadian company
Just as ‘influencer fatigue’ sets in, the value of a Meghan Markle plug for Birks Inc. rockets
by Anne Kingston Jul 4, 2018

For the past year, Birks Inc., a 139-year-old Montreal-based jewellery company, has found itself in the middle of a modern mercantile fairy tale with an unknown ending. It began in August 2017, when Meghan Markle, now Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, wore Maison Birks jewellery in her first public outing with Prince Harry at the Invictus Games in Toronto. Since then, she has consistently modelled Birks’s tasteful, royal-family-appropriate items—at her engagement announcement in November 2017, at Christmas lunch with the Queen, then on a string of public appearances. Such was her brand loyalty that Hello! Canada magazine asked, “Will Meghan Markle wear Birks on her wedding day?”—another free plug. She didn’t. But her mother, Doria Ragland, and Jessica Mulroney, the Toronto-based stylist now famous as Markle’s “BFF,” both wore Birks pieces not available to the public until this coming fall. All were heavily promoted on Birks social media platforms and treated as news by mainstream media, garnering global advertising for Birks.
It’s a tale that also reflects the moment in marketing, one in which “influencers”—celebrities and social-media stars—have replaced advertising to the point of influencer gridlock. Products are promoted in “news” stories and gossip items, as seen in the New York Post’s May account, “Meghan Markle wears $10K earrings to royal wedding rehearsal,” which shared details of a private event that earned Birks another shout-out. In such a landscape, adjacency to the British royal family is marketing gold, publicity that money can’t buy. “They’re the biggest brand in the world,” says veteran royal watcher Patricia Treble of Write-Royalty.com. Birks saw an increase in website hits after Markle wore the brand at the Invictus Games, but the deluge began with the news she’d be joining the House of Windsor, says Eva Hartling, chief marketing officer and vice president for the Maison Birks line. The company saw a 400 per cent spike in online sales and views that day; the $995 earrings Markle wore sold out. It’s a happy coincidence that Birks jewellery became available in the U.K. a month before the engagement was announced.
The fairy godmother in this particular fairy tale is Jessica Mulroney, a well-connected fashion consultant known for styling Markle and, unofficially, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau. Birks hired her in 2011 as its “jewellery style expert” to share “tips with Birks clients as well as the press.” Birks no longer has a “formal relationship” with Mulroney, Hartling says, but they work on projects together. (Mulroney’s five-year-old daughter, a bridesmaid in the royal wedding, has appeared in Birks ads.) Mulroney introduced Markle to Birks, says Hartling, who adds the company never had a commercial relationship with the actress: “Meghan liked the line and purchased pieces,” she says. Markle’s “entourage” requested jewellery for her mother for the wedding, which was purchased, she says.
Such distinctions matter. The royal family’s brand equity entails distancing itself from commercial taint. (Sarah Ferguson was vilified for her money-making ventures and for trying to sell access to her ex-husband, Prince Andrew.) They live in a freebie-free zone; transactional relationships are verboten. One minor exception is the “royal warrant of appointment,” a mark of recognition conferred on those who have supplied goods or services to the households of the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh or the Prince of Wales. Anyone receiving one has to follow strict rules, says Treble: “You can put the royal coat of arms on product, but you can’t reference the royal family in any commercial activity or you’ll have the royal warrant stripped. It has happened.”
Discretion is vital. An unofficial endorsement in the form of a royal wearing a brand can be worth millions: “The Kate effect” describes how items worn by the former Kate Middleton sell out in minutes. In April 2018, Women’s Wear Daily pegged the total “Markle effect” so far at US$212.1 million.
Markle’s new life is at a 180-degree remove from the one she left behind, society writer Shinan Govani observes: “Any instincts you have as an actress or influencer or someone in the world of fashion would have to be unlearned if you’re joining the Firm.” Early in her career, Markle visited “gifting suites,” where celebrities are photographed with free product; she’s been pictured with a homeopathic flu remedy, sports gear and bourbon. As her fame increased via her role on Suits, Markle positioned herself in the “lifestyle” realm with her popular blog The Tig and an Instagram presence with close to two million followers. She was named “brand ambassador” to clothing chain Reitmans, for which she designed a capsule collection. Brands gave her clothing, among them the Canadian company Line the Label, which Markle came across while shopping years before Harry entered the picture. “After Jessica started styling her, she contacted us to send images of the collections,” says Natasha Koifman, president of NKPR, a Toronto PR agency that represents Line. Markle was a great fit with the brand, says John Muscat, president of Line: “We’re careful about who we work with,” he tells Maclean’s. “Meghan always looks so well put together.” The $799 white coat Markle famously wore for the engagement announcement, renamed “the Meghan,” was a “gift” to Mulroney, Muscat says, part of a wardrobe put together for Markle’s move to Britain. Mulroney called the morning of the engagement to say the coat had been chosen, Koifman recalls. Within an hour and a half, more than 300 orders poured in.
Unlike some celebrities, Markle pays for items, Koifman says, recounting how the actress called her a year ago, before her engagement. She was having trouble finding a specific bracelet made by a brand NKPR represents. “She wanted to buy it for Harry for Christmas,” Koifman says: “We found it, and she paid for it.” The story of a future princess buying a gift for her prince is destined to drive sales more than any ad if that brand is named—so here Maclean’s has chosen not to identify it, even if Koifman did.
Anyone dealing with the royal family must be discreet and follow protocol, says Treble: “People who don’t deal with royals can get verbose,” she says. “If they talk too much, they’ll get dropped.” (Mulroney declined Maclean’s interview request.) Birks was called out for overstepping in 2015 when it issued a press release after Grégoire Trudeau wore a Birks diamond brooch to meet Queen Elizabeth II: “Sophie Grégoire Trudeau . . . dazzled in Birks jewellery,” it read. Outrage over the brooch’s $7,125 price forced the PMO to issue a statement explaining the jewellery was on loan from Birks, who hadn’t informed them they planned to turn it into an ad. Eyebrows were also raised hours after the wedding when People.com ran a gushy story about Mulroney, calling her the “unofficial maid of honour” and referring to Birks as “Meghan’s go-to jeweller.” Hartling was the only one quoted in the story, which listed the Birks pieces worn by Mulroney to the wedding and evening party. On Twitter, Govani criticized the publicity as “ill-advised,” comparing it to “day-after-the-Met-Gala ‘day trading’ and branding tic-tac-toe,” a reference to the annual Metropolitan Museum of Art Gala, a blatant billboard for fashion houses and brands. Overt commercialism clashes with the royal brand, says Govani, noting “honorary maid of honour” is a term neither Markle nor the palace used: “To translate common celebrity vernacular and put it in context of the royal wedding shows that someone isn’t thinking. That’s my charitable take on it.”
At a time of what Hartling calls “influencer fatigue,” an unofficial royal endorsement has rising value. Unilever, whose brands include Dove and Axe, recently announced it won’t work with influencers who buy social-media followers. “Consumers see through mechanisms that don’t feel authentic,” Koifman says.
Hartling says Birks has been careful. It doesn’t use Markle’s image on social media, only from media coverage, which can amount to the same thing. A “royal wedding jewellery inspiration” page on its website includes items worn by Markle, Mulroney and Ragland; visitors can “swipe through to see the Birks jewels the Duchess has worn.” Birks’s current print ad campaign features Canadian actor Amanda Brugel, who bears a decided resemblance to Markle.
As history has shown, royal anointment can be a mixed blessing. The brand Issa exploded after Kate Middleton wore one of its dresses for her engagement; the company eventually shuttered operations after the founder, Daniella Helayel, sold a controlling stake in the company to finance its expansion. Whether royal fairy dust settles on Birks remains to be seen. The latest six-month results, ending Sept. 23, 2017, don’t seem to include any “Markle effect”: sales were down $5.1 million to $49.8 million from the year earlier. The stock price has been volatile, rising from 24 cents in January 2016 to $3.04 in July 2016, the month Markle and the prince are said to have met. It fell to $1.06, then spiked at $2.69 in November 2017, two weeks before the engagement announcement. In late June, it was trading under $1.50.
Hartling sees the duchess’s connection to Birks as “positive” and “slightly negative” for the company: “On one hand, the exposure is a textbook example of what organic PR should be: a consumer who fell in love with the brand becomes the best-known person on the planet.” The free press also aids the company’s stated goal to become a “global luxury brand.” Discussing the “slightly negative,” Hartling is cautious: “Obviously we’re not complaining,” she says. “But all messaging pertaining to Birks right now has to do with the duchess wearing our pieces. We’re launching new collections in the fall, but nobody cares unless the duchess decides to buy a piece and wear it.” (That said, both Ragland and Mulroney showcased the wares before an audience estimated at up to two billion around the world.) The duchess could stop wearing Birks, Hartling says: “What does that mean for us?” That hasn’t happened, with post-wedding images of the duchess wearing Birks plastered on the company’s Instagram. “Royalty is looking good on her!” read one caption. Hartling remains hopeful, noting Birks had a royal warrant in the ’30s, when it supplied silverware to the royal family: “Maybe we’ll get another one.” Maybe. That could be one way this fairy tale ends.
https://www.macleans.ca/economy/business/meghan-markle-birks-jewellery/



Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on July 05, 2018, 06:33:02 pm
Jeez! All of her mess is coming out. If you've got the funds, why are you going through a PR firm for your man's Christmas gift?


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: windsor2 on July 05, 2018, 08:53:37 pm
^that and IMO, it shows she knows nothing about Harry’s taste and the traditional Christmas gifts the family exchange. Harry’s shown over the years to be a simple in regards to fashion and wears simple inexpensive but meaningful jewelry like the beaded bracelet that’s from Africa and the bracelet that Charles gave him.
All the Details of Meghan Markle's Banana Yellow Dress at the Youth Commonwealth Reception
The duchess stepped out alongside her husband for the Commonwealth Youth Challenge Reception, and for the special occasion, she chose to wear a punchy, banana yellow shift dress by American designer (and former Lady Gaga stylist) Brandon Maxwell. (The look, originally $1,495 but currently on sale for $523, is almost sold out.) She showed off the boat-neck by sweeping her hair into a low bun.
https://www.instyle.com/news/meghan-markle-fashion-youth-commonwealth


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: sandy on July 05, 2018, 10:01:24 pm
Well with all the articles about Diana not being told about the gag gifts the royals gave to each other (she got cashmere sweaters and was not told about the customs during her first Christmas married to Charles) Meghan certainly should have read up about it especially since she is claiming to be a DIana fan.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on July 05, 2018, 11:42:59 pm
The gag gifts are for when the whole family is together and exchanges them, the branches or anyone who wants to for whatever reason can still (in private - i.e. not during the whole family exchange) give more expensive or meaningful gifts. Besides, no one can really think that all they ever give each other is cheap tat & gag gifts? Eg spouses will for sure exchange "traditional" expensive gifts like jewellery, stationery, etc.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Fly on the wall on July 06, 2018, 01:42:09 am
Your Commonwealth’ Reception

Dress
Brandon Maxwell Sleeveless Yellow Dress

Shoes
Manolo Blahnik BB Pump in Beige Suede


http://meghansmirror.com/royal-style/commonwealth-events/meghan-harry-attend-your-commonwealth-reception/


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: YooperModerator on July 06, 2018, 02:16:13 am
^Suede?  In July?  Edgy.   :cookie:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: CathyJane on July 06, 2018, 03:24:13 am
And still not fitting correctly.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on July 06, 2018, 05:17:52 am
It was definitely off the rack, no alterations. Her legs aren't long enough for the length.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: CathyJane on July 06, 2018, 09:08:02 pm
But at least it's an actual color!  :P


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on July 07, 2018, 07:06:09 am
^I give her credit for that, at least.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Fly on the wall on July 09, 2018, 07:02:17 pm
Christening of Prince Louis

Dress
Bespoke Olive Green Ralph Lauren Dress
http://meghansmirror.com/product/bespoke-olive-green-ralph-lauren-dress/

Shoes
Manolo Blahnik BB Pumps in Olive Suede
http://meghansmirror.com/product/manolo-blahnik-bb-pumps-in-olive-suede/

Hat
Stephen Jones


I like her dress today nice colour on her


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: buflesse on July 09, 2018, 07:06:30 pm
It looks totally inappropriate for a christening.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Cali San D on July 09, 2018, 07:14:06 pm
Another bespoke and non-British dress, I just can't with this chick anymore!  :Kate:

Meghan, stop trying to make suede happen in the Spring!!!  :bat:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: sandy on July 09, 2018, 07:45:40 pm
The dress is OK better than Pippa's and Kate's cousin's. IMO.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: buflesse on July 09, 2018, 07:52:13 pm
The colour looks completely wrong and jars with everyone else’s outfits. Deliberately trying to draw attention to herself? And why does every outfit every time have to be bespoke? She’s the wife of the spare l, not the main event.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: CathyJane on July 09, 2018, 08:03:50 pm
OMG! You mean she's NOT the star of the world?! Shocking!! :P


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: sandy on July 09, 2018, 08:11:00 pm
It's not an attention grabbing outfit. It's perfectly OK. Kate though wearing white is a bit much IMO. And it looks like she borrowed one of princess margaret's old hats from the sixties.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: buflesse on July 09, 2018, 08:17:17 pm
She can wear white. It’s her son’s christening.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Ariel on July 09, 2018, 08:20:08 pm
We get it - Meghan is dressed better than anyone else, in fact, everyone else's outfit must be criticized a lot so that saint Meghan's outfit is better than everyone else's.

The outfit is a copycat of Angelina Jolie's but with a flying saucer hat. Olive green is not in the colors of this season so - it's blah. Doesn't look bad but it doesn't look good too. Most women stayed with off white or pale blue. I think there was a dress code or something. But of course - Meghan must try to stand out, being oh so pretty and all that.

Now, about Kate's outfit .. it is pretty nice and DM already spotted that she's having the same style as on the other christenings. Yes, it's white. Camila's outfit is white too. They will both be queens. Future queens wear white on christenings. This has nothing to do with taste or color preferences.

Pipa's dress is one size bigger. It doesn't fit around her chest and the sleeves are too long but my wild guess is that this is so that the dress fits her belly and she doesn't wear maternity clothes too soon.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: sandy on July 09, 2018, 08:20:44 pm
I think a pastel shade  would have been better for Kate IMO . I've been to Christenings and the mothers do not wear white. I don't get why Camilla wore white. Upstage the mum perhaps? Odd.

Oh please Meghan's not a saint. Her dress is OK, the color maybe could have been lighter but it was acceptable.

Meghan's dress did not make her stand out, in fact it was less noticeable than others she has worn.

I have seen other royal christenings in photographs and there is no rule that the future Queens Must wear white. Princess Diana didn't at the Christenings of her sons. It is no tradition. Camilla tries to wear white to a lot of things though. I think Kate's tradition is to wear white but it is not mandatory. I never heard of such a "rule."

Pippa's dress is ill fitting. Is she having a boy, it's blue blue blue for her lately.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on July 09, 2018, 09:42:57 pm
Suede in summer, on top of that it's hot as heck in London these days.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: YooperModerator on July 09, 2018, 09:44:31 pm
Guess what, guys?  This isn’t the christening thread!  Reel it in.  Tx, YM


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: dianab on July 09, 2018, 10:19:38 pm
We get it - Meghan is dressed better than anyone else, in fact, everyone else's outfit must be criticized a lot so that saint Meghan's outfit is better than everyone else's.

The outfit is a copycat of Angelina Jolie's but with a flying saucer hat. Olive green is not in the colors of this season so - it's blah. Doesn't look bad but it doesn't look good too. Most women stayed with off white or pale blue. I think there was a dress code or something. But of course - Meghan must try to stand out, being oh so pretty and all that.

Now, about Kate's outfit .. it is pretty nice and DM already spotted that she's having the same style as on the other christenings. Yes, it's white. Camila's outfit is white too. They will both be queens. Future queens wear white on christenings. This has nothing to do with taste or color preferences.

Pipa's dress is one size bigger. It doesn't fit around her chest and the sleeves are too long but my wild guess is that this is so that the dress fits her belly and she doesn't wear maternity clothes too soon.
I found her very chic here. All of them (Camilla, Meghan, Kate, Pippa and Carole) are cunning social climbers (with AWFUL skin) but meghan was hands down the best dressed in this christening IMO.

I like kate outfit in charlotte christening, at this one and at george's  :thumbsdown:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Fly on the wall on July 10, 2018, 06:22:27 pm
RAF 100th

Dress
Bespoke Dior Navy Midi

Shoes 
Bespoke Christian Dior Suede Heels

Hat
Stephen Jones Swirl Fascinator

Clutch
Bespoke Christian Dior Navy Clutch
http://meghansmirror.com/royal-style/memorial-events/meghan-harry-join-the-royal-family-for-raf-100/

Royal Visit Ireland day1 

Skirt
GIVENCHY
patch pocket pencil skirt

Blouse
Green Givenchy blouse,

Tote
Strathberry Midi  in Tan
http://meghansmirror.com/royal-style/royal-tours/meghan-harry-arrive-in-dublin/


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on July 10, 2018, 09:25:55 pm
^How the heck does one get a bespoke garment and it is still ill-fitting?? Someone, please make this make sense for me!


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Alexandrine on July 10, 2018, 09:52:44 pm
Possibly it is the fabric. Silk and satin like fabrics are difficult to work with.

We need an article on the DM with the prices of this outfits. Meghan in one month may win Kate last year expenses.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Ariel on July 10, 2018, 10:27:48 pm
I think she's merching these clothes and whether they fit her unusual body or not - it doesn't matter much.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: sandy on July 11, 2018, 12:35:49 am
Possibly it is the fabric. Silk and satin like fabrics are difficult to work with.

We need an article on the DM with the prices of this outfits. Meghan in one month may win Kate last year expenses.

DM has no clue about what was paid for those outfits. Kate does not come cheap. She is high maintenance pretending to be low maintenance. I'm not buying Kate's 'Thrifty' act. At least someone must have told Kate that a third Christening spectacular was not going to happen.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Fly on the wall on July 11, 2018, 12:52:29 am
Royal Visit Ireland day1  

Skirt
GIVENCHY
patch pocket pencil skirt

Blouse
Green Givenchy blouse,

Tote
Strathberry Midi  in Tan
http://meghansmirror.com/royal-style/royal-tours/meghan-harry-arrive-in-dublin/

Garden party

Bespoke Emilia Wickstead Black Dress
http://meghansmirror.com/product/bespoke-emilia-wickstead-black-dress/

Deneuve Bow Pointy Toe Pump

SATIN CLUTCH WITH JEWELRY CLASP
https://www.givenchy.com/america/en/satin-clutch-with-jewelry-clasp/BB5014B02F-001.html

I like the dress she had on for the 100th RAF and the evening garden party


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Rosella on July 11, 2018, 02:13:44 am
I like colour so wearing dark clothing doesn't really do it for me. I did love the navy blue Dior outfit and hat for the RAF ceremonies though, very chic, also the dark green travel two piece and the evening LBD at the Embassy reception. Emilia Wickstead is forgiven, then!


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Fly on the wall on July 11, 2018, 04:13:23 pm

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Omid Scobie @scobie
As I revealed on @GMA, Meghan’s friend and style collaborator Jessica Mulroney quietly flew in to London last week for final prep on her #RoyalVisitIreland wardrobe as well as styling that stunning @Brandonmaxwell dress, #RAF100 @Dior look and @RalphLauren christening outfit.



The Duchess and her designer Dublin wardrobe! Meghan dazzles in £17,000 worth of high-end labels in the space of just three hours on day two of her royal visit to Ireland with Harry

Meghan's second and final day in Dublin got off to a busy start performing two engagements before lunch time - and her wardrobe was equally busy.

The Duchess of Sussex wore two outfits in the space of an hour and a half, in the form of an estimated total of £17,04 worth of designer labels.

The newly-minted royal, 36, looked typically glamorous as she kicked off the day in a dress by French designer Roland Mouret for a visit to the official residence of President Michael D Higgins.

Meghan is a known friend of Mouret's and wore a £1,350 version of her dress today on the eve of her nuptials, the one worn this morning is strikingly similar and has an estimated cost of £1,500.

When it came to her accessories the newly-wedded royal stuck simple black accents in the form of a suede shoe and an oversize black leather tote by designer Fendi - costing an eye-watering £3,850.00.

She did showcase a flash of bling with a pair of elegant diamond earrings at a cost of £6,886 from Birks as she took Harry's arm before meeting the president.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5941493/Meghan-Markle-wears-17-000-wardrobe-just-three-hours-Dublin.html


Royal Visit Ireland day 2

Meeting with President Michael Higgins at his residence Aras an Uachtarain.

Dress
Roland Mouret Bespoke Taupe DressHeel

Shoes
Black suede Paul Andrew “Shakti” pumps

Purse
Black Fendi Peekaboo Essentials bag

Sports pitch and the cultural centers

Suit
Bespoke Givenchy Wool Tuxedo Suit

Belt
Givenchy Black 2G Buckle Belt

Heels
Sarah Flint Perfect Pumps

Purse
Givenchy GV3 Frame bag in black leather
http://meghansmirror.com/royal-style/royal-tours/meghan-harry-sussex-ireland-visit/

I like the suit she had on and the dress would have looked much better if it was in a jewel tone


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: AnaBolena on July 11, 2018, 05:23:44 pm
The Douchess is going to be far too expensive to keep.  Who does she really think she is?  The next Queen Consort?  :thumbsdown:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: buflesse on July 11, 2018, 08:13:43 pm
Meghan Antoinette. At least Marie Antoinette was a queen. I can't wait until Kate is back from maternity leave and her kids start to grow up. Meghan will fade into irrelevancy!


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Fly on the wall on July 11, 2018, 09:44:20 pm


 
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@MeghansMirror
A little update on yesterday’s #RAF100 ensemble! @Dior confirms that Meghan’s dress and bag are black, not navy as we all originally thought.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dh1A9USUcAIV6NL.jpg

RAF 100th

Dress
Bespoke Dior Black
Shoes 
Bespoke Christian Dior Suede Heels

Hat
Stephen Jones Swirl Fascinator

Clutch
Bespoke Christian Dior Navy Clutch
http://meghansmirror.com/royal-style/memorial-events/meghan-harry-join-the-royal-family-for-raf-100/

Royal Visit Ireland day1 

Skirt
GIVENCHY
patch pocket pencil skirt

Blouse
Green Givenchy blouse,

Tote
Strathberry Midi  in Tan
http://meghansmirror.com/royal-style/royal-tours/meghan-harry-arrive-in-dublin/


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: YooperModerator on July 11, 2018, 10:43:32 pm
^Black for RAF flyover?  Really?  What a dumba$$ idea.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: windsor2 on July 11, 2018, 11:03:09 pm
Meghan Markle Wore 4 Outfits Worth Over $40K for Her First Royal Tour
While they were abroad, Meghan wore four completely different outfits totaling $40,189.65. A royal budget for a new duchess!
Outfit #1: Green Givenchy Matching Separates
Total cost: $3,702.96+
Outfit #2: Black Belted Emilia Wickstead Dress
Total cost: $8,855.84
Outfit #3: Rouland Mouret Shift Dress
Total cost: $21,105.55
Outfit #4: Givenchy Pants Suit
Total cost: $6,525.30
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.elle.com/culture/celebrities/amp22116994/meghan-markle-dublin-ireland-tour-outfit-cost/


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: CathyJane on July 12, 2018, 03:19:39 am
OMG!! She must believe she really WILL be the next queen!! :shy:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Cali San D on July 12, 2018, 04:51:51 am
^^Its unbelievable  :o

I read this on Skippy
https://skippyisheretostay.tumblr.com/post/175774006038/mio-god-you-are-stupid/embed

I have a theory: perhaps Jessica is getting sent the designer clothes and then sends them to Meghan, therefore people/investigators can't say that Meghan is accepting freebies from the designers firsthand, Jessica is her middleman.

Also, did you see the DM article about Meghan not removing the plastic from the bottom of the handbag she was holding when they arrived in Dublin? The handbag was "given" to Megs to borrow from Jessica because she didn't take the time to remove the plastic! What a shame.

https://dailym.ai/2KLhgt3


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: gingerboy24 on July 12, 2018, 10:05:59 am
Trousers a bit tight as you can see from the back seam and the pockets.  What is is it with this critter, why does she want everything skin tight. Also the jacket is a slightly different shade to the trousers, it is not a suit.

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/07/11/13/4E1EB78900000578-5941517-image-a-293_1531312051010.jpg

As for this frock she wore, words fail me, what can I say, wrong at every level, and look just how tight it is, the inappropriate bra, you name it, colour not good on her either.

https://i2-prod.dublinlive.ie/incoming/article14897360.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/JS157140847.jpg


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: gingerboy24 on July 12, 2018, 11:05:50 am
Just found this article again, giving info on the unnecessary entourage that went to Ireland with the Sus-sex dorks, but first piccie is the "girl Friday"/assistant private secretary who is helping her with everything.  Looking at her piccie below no wonder murky looks such a mess.  On an official tour for the rf, a member of staff, and she arrives looking like that?  Seriously?  Someone should tell her it is her work, her job, not a jolly for the weekend with her pals.  She looks a messy wreck to me.

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/07/10/19/4E18767B00000578-0-image-a-27_1531248296000.jpg

Full article

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5939433/Meghan-Markle-brings-11-strong-entourage-joins-Prince-Harry-Dublin.html


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: sandy on July 12, 2018, 02:38:03 pm
None of them go to Econo Lodges they all come pricey but the defenders say they "help" tourism. Yeah right.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: BostonLibby on July 12, 2018, 05:24:34 pm
^^  That grey dress was her worst outfit of the four.  Along with the top of the dress being to tight, the bra underneath was too tight.  It was too easy to see everything! :thumbsdown:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: YooperModerator on July 12, 2018, 06:04:35 pm
I don't understand the need for all the staff and expense for someone not only this new and untested but as far down the line as she is.  She's never going to be more than she is right now.

The bottom line, tho, is the will of the people to whom they answer.  As long as things stay the same, the results will be the same.  This kind of expensive wardrobe would bring out effigies in the US if we were enabling people who did absolutely nothing of significance in return.  They are not responsible to millions of people's safety or needs 24/7.  They're show ponies!

Plus, her dresses are just one catwalk after another.  Her bearing is severely lacking so the smug strut downgrades any passable clothing to being show off-y and lacking any stature at all.

I'd be really angry if i was voiceless with this kind of nonsense but a demand of the expense of these slinky clothes and jewels requires inspection and clarity released to the public.  That should be their right.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: sandy on July 12, 2018, 07:15:36 pm
She needs some variation to her wardrobe. Diana's wardrobes started out drab but then she branched out, even at one time wearing a tuxedo to an event and her gowns were great and not stodgy.

The royals though don't give out financial statements with every single expense analyzed. I doubt this will ever happen.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: CathyJane on July 13, 2018, 03:15:24 am
Maybe I'm just slow, but I don't understand why she can't dress herself properly? She's almost 40; she should know how to dress herself.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: leogirl on July 13, 2018, 09:41:49 am
Diana was barely 20 when she married. Very different from someone who's 36 (about to be 37) and has been in the public eye for a while (it's not like she's never had money before).


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Ariel on July 13, 2018, 11:32:47 am
50K worth of variation at someone else's expense ... yep, yep, she certainly has needs.  lol

The grey dress is actually light blue an it will look gorgeous on a woman with actual boobs. Sadly, Megsy is a prime example what not to wear when you have no real boobs and are with chicken legs that don't look good on dresses or skirts ... but hey, she's only 36. She has good 10-15 years ahead of her to learn how to dress and put it on her resume right next to stripping.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: windsor2 on July 14, 2018, 12:08:12 am
Who's footing the bill, Meghan? Duchess of Sussex spends huge £155,000 on 15 new outfits since the Royal Wedding
In 15 high-profile outings since the wedding, Meghan has debuted 15 brand new looks, each one more ostentatious — and expensive — than the last.
By way of comparison, the Duchess of Cambridge spent £119,000 on new outfits throughout the whole of 2017, and a more modest £100,000 in 2016.
Less than two months after joining the royal ranks, Meghan's clothing budget has already outstripped that. Indeed, if she continues at her current rate, she could spend almost £1 million by the end of the year.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5952457/Meghan-spends-huge-155-000-15-new-outfits-Royal-Wedding.html


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: sandy on July 14, 2018, 02:19:43 am
The DM has not seen any receipts of what was spent on these clothes. The DM is just stirring the waters.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on July 14, 2018, 03:49:48 am
^^Its unbelievable  :o

I read this on Skippy
https://skippyisheretostay.tumblr.com/post/175774006038/mio-god-you-are-stupid/embed

I have a theory: perhaps Jessica is getting sent the designer clothes and then sends them to Meghan, therefore people/investigators can't say that Meghan is accepting freebies from the designers firsthand, Jessica is her middleman.

Also, did you see the DM article about Meghan not removing the plastic from the bottom of the handbag she was holding when they arrived in Dublin? The handbag was "given" to Megs to borrow from Jessica because she didn't take the time to remove the plastic! What a shame.

https://dailym.ai/2KLhgt3


Quite possibly because I can't imagine Charles allowing this on his watch but it doesn't matter. It's all about the optics and they are horrid. She's got two options: admit she got freebees (Not going to work because that's against the rules) or say she bought them (Not going to work because being Marie Antoinette didn't work for Marie Antoinette and it will work even less in today's climate). Either way, she's hosed and she has no one to blame but herself. Bottom line is she should have paid attention to the precedent already established in this family instead of conducting herself like she's starring in a remake of Pretty Woman.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: windsor2 on July 14, 2018, 04:29:35 am
PLATELL'S PEOPLE: Why Kate needs a word with Meghan
Today we will witness a remarkable double act on Wimbledon’s Centre Court, as two duchesses watch the women’s final, performing their first public event together without their husbands.
Most of us haven’t a clue whether those sisters-in-law get on or how close they are. But their joint outing today to the royal box presents Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, with a chance to have a quiet word with newcomer Megs, the Duchess of Sussex, on where she’s going wrong. Because, boy, she needs it.
Kate could start by telling Megs the royals do not, ever, interfere in politics. In the 56 days since her marriage, Meghan has declared herself a humanitarian, proud feminist and, in Ireland this week, a supporter of the liberalisation of abortion laws.
She needs to understand one does not flaunt one’s humanitarian credentials. Modelling yourself on Angelina Jolie may be fine for a soap star but not for a royal.
But such solecisms pale into insignificance compared to the American’s shameless extravagance. During her 24-hour visit to Ireland, the thing that grabbed the headlines was that she changed into four different designer outfits with a total value of £28,000.
The £2,000 worth of shoes she wore on that trip is more than many British families have to live on for a month.
As the Mail reveals today, Megs has clad herself in around £155,000 worth of Givenchy, Dior, Chanel and Prada since her wedding. That’s infinitely more than Kate spent in the entire year after marrying William.
Yes, the former TV actress looks stylish, yes, she is lovely, but she has a lot to learn about this country.
Kate should quietly tell her we don’t like moral posturing and we certainly don’t like ostentatious displays of wealth. Indeed, Megs could do worse than look to Kate for an example of how to do it.
In the early days, Kate endeared herself to us by shopping in the High Street — and she’s still as happy wearing Reiss or Jigsaw as she is couture, even for special occasions.
She recycles her clothes, too, just like the Queen and Princess Anne. She wore a four-year-old coat to Meghan’s wedding. But I have yet to see Megs in the same outfit twice.
Meghan needs to understand there’s a lot of respect and affection for how royalty is not just another branch of showbiz, where #MeToo values hold sway and the dress style is red-carpet, off-the-shoulder and always with a coquettish pout for the cameras.
One final piece of advice. Perhaps Meghan should book an appointment with Rigby & Peller, providers of lingerie to the royals — and get herself a proper-fitting bra.  :thumbsup:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-5952813/PLATELLS-PEOPLE-Kate-needs-word-Meghan.html
During the engagement period, she was presented as an out spoken feminist and an an American star who's views were welcomed by the royal family. Waity's not her minder.  :bored:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Ariel on July 14, 2018, 07:14:03 am
I like how Platell is roasting her. Meghan is a spending machine and the sad part is - she keeps spending on things that don't look good on her.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: gingerboy24 on July 14, 2018, 11:15:01 am
^^^^  DM don´t need to see any receipts, they are well aware of the costs of the outfits and the figure they amount to.  Not a DM fan, but it is very easy for them to find out the cost of the items of clothing murky has been flashing around and get a total amount  -  very easy for us members of the public to do as well, we don´t need receipts either to work it out.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on July 14, 2018, 02:45:26 pm
Excellent articles, I was just about to post them!

I can't believe I'm saying this, but this nouveau riche newcomer could indeed learn a thing or two from Waity.
Waity or her PR machine were at least smart enough to mix in high street stuff, even the pricier high st stuff (eg LK Bennett), to be fair Waity seems to like the high street anyway.
With Murky it's all high labels only, coting 1000s per piece and next to no British brands. Jeez.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Ariel on July 14, 2018, 02:57:56 pm
Word has it that JM has created a PR company where the brands can buy MM's merching as a means of "entering new markets and countries". MM of course just wears the merchandise and doesn't get paid directly - JM's company gets paid.

That said, the real uproar will come when we learn how much is the cost of the plane rides, the security, the entourage of 11 people, ... the wigs, the makeup, the padded bras. I think that these things get published once a year. I don't remember how they were called but it will be interesting how much the political correctness of brf costs the taxpayer.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: marion on July 14, 2018, 03:26:43 pm
Murky's extravagance is obscene. It wouldn't be so offensive if she was spending this money promoting British designers.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Sheridan_is_appalled on July 14, 2018, 03:47:06 pm
Even if she promoted (merched) British designers, it's still obscene. She's married to the 6th in line to the throne, which neither of them will ever see.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: sandy on July 14, 2018, 11:04:53 pm
The DM do not have records of the transactions for the dresses they don't know who paid for them and what was actually paid. IT is laughable because the royals spend money like water. SO bashing  and singling out Meghan for "extravagance" is ludicrous considering  the obscene expenditures of the senior royals spend and how they live. Let them all give up the perks and privileges although it would be said that it would"hurt" tourism. It wouldn't. IMO. And I also have to laugh at the DM posters who now raise "Catherine' to sainthood and being "thrifty" (LOL), the same who bashed her for extravagant living only a few years ago.Royals also spend $10,000 a night on hotels for their vacations.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Sheridan_is_appalled on July 14, 2018, 11:39:01 pm
https://twitter.com/ZaraPhillips  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Fly on the wall on July 15, 2018, 01:43:26 am
Wimbledon final

Hat
Maison Michel “Virginie” Fedora hat

Handbag
Altuzarra Ghiandi Bag in Black

Sunglasses
Illesteva Leonard Sunglasses

Blous
Ralph Lauren Collection Striped Cotton Shirt

Trousers
Ralph Lauren “Charmaine” Silk Wide Leg Trousers

http://meghansmirror.com/royal-style/wimbledon/meghan-kate-attend-the-womens-wimbledon-finals/

I liked the look its a nice summer look


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: marion on July 15, 2018, 08:19:44 am
Would have been better if the trousers weren't so long, looked like pyjama bottoms


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on July 15, 2018, 01:45:47 pm
This is all I could think of when I saw Meghan at Wimbledon:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1iu2uGtlBw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1iu2uGtlBw)


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: gingerboy24 on July 15, 2018, 03:02:52 pm
Aw, why insult the bananas  lol lol :laugh: :laugh:  poor bananas, I feel sorry for them - ha ha.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: lesken on July 15, 2018, 04:12:07 pm
^ :bouncy: :bouncy:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on July 15, 2018, 05:15:41 pm
^^Don't blame me. Meghan is the one that stole their outfits.  :laundry:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Sheridan_is_appalled on July 15, 2018, 06:52:46 pm
^^^I'm dying over here! :laugh:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Ariel on July 15, 2018, 07:46:14 pm
The DM do not have records of the transactions for the dresses they don't know who paid for them and what was actually paid. IT is laughable because the royals spend money like water. SO bashing  and singling out Meghan for "extravagance" is ludicrous considering  the obscene expenditures of the senior royals spend and how they live. Let them all give up the perks and privileges although it would be said that it would"hurt" tourism. It wouldn't. IMO. And I also have to laugh at the DM posters who now raise "Catherine' to sainthood and being "thrifty" (LOL), the same who bashed her for extravagant living only a few years ago.Royals also spend $10,000 a night on hotels for their vacations.

Catherine as well as the rest of the family are smart enough not to flaunt how much and what they spend on in the face of those who foot the bill: the taxpayers, unlike Meghan. If MM merches: appalling for an hrh. If she doesn't: apoalling for spending like she sees money for the first time.

If only she was choosing outfits that look good on her like Melania, then people wouldn't be that outraged by her representation of UK, brf, the feminists, the minorities ... etc. etc. But she doesn't dress well either. It's a loose-loose-loose for her.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: sandy on July 15, 2018, 11:28:54 pm
Kate (I won't call her Catherine) and Meghan never told the media how much they spend on clothes. Kate was wildly criticized for her spending habits on KP which she and WIll did not inhabit and Kate does not come cheap. THe whole clan are a bunch of Marie Antoinettes and Meghan fits right it.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Cali San D on July 15, 2018, 11:43:00 pm
^True, they are all Marie Antoinettes.

I still find it hilarious that as soon as Megs or Kate exit their cars, the press is told by their staff who they are wearing. Why even tell the press and have them focus on that, rather the focus should be on the place, people or charity they are visiting. Let the press do research on their own to find out what designer they are wearing.  :sigh:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: lesken on July 16, 2018, 01:08:17 am
@Sandy I agree with what you say but I am a bit overwhelmed at your saying a negative comment about Markles (Marie Antoinette). I don't think I ever read one from you about her. Well, I like a poster than can see both sides of things.  We should all be more like that in life.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: sandy on July 16, 2018, 01:21:56 am
Royals don't live like the "rest of us" like that picture gallery in Us Magazine where there are a series of photos showing how Celebrities are like the "rest of us" (yeah right) showing people like Jennifer Lawrence buying ice cream and Brad Pitt getting a parking ticket.  ALl the royals spend lots and lots of money and try to be "normal."
"


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: CathyJane on July 16, 2018, 03:11:24 am
https://twitter.com/ZaraPhillips  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Zara is my new favorite!  :laugh:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Ariel on July 16, 2018, 05:05:02 am
^Is this her real account?
^^True, the rf are not like the rest of us and they never will be. However. Meghan doesn't fit in. BRF are smart not to show how much they spend. Once a year their public spending is revealed but that's it. They don't go to laineygossip to brag that they'll go to shop where the future queen shops like Meghan did, they don't call daddy to give an interview how distressed they are, they don't go to blindgossip to spill how Charles and Camilla sleep, and they certainly don't go on an endless shopping spree.

Meghan does not fit at all. She's everything brf is not. I can't wait to see the yearly spending report of the royals because this is where we'll get the numbers of how much she costs to the taxpayer, besides the expensive and ill-fitting obnoxious nouveau riche shopping sprees. Also, I am not defending the Cambridges but if you're stuck with an old building where you can't level it to the ground and start from scratch it is a money pit to renovate it. I remember the scandal but a lot of money went to renovate the pipes. Can you imagine in the 21st century to get yellowish water from the pipes and on top of that to have your taps separated so that you either have hot water or cold water but not both at the same time.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: leogirl on July 16, 2018, 07:39:26 am
^ No. It says parody/fiction.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: sandy on July 16, 2018, 02:25:49 pm
https://twitter.com/ZaraPhillips  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Zara is my new favorite!  :laugh:

I doubt Zara is that interested in politics. The real Zara would not be like Trump on Twitter.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: windsor2 on July 16, 2018, 02:48:32 pm
Meghan's secret style weapon: How the Duchess of Sussex relies on boat necklines to look 'slightly uncovered and sexy' – but still appropriate
Fashion experts say that Meghan's choice of neckline allows her to respect royal protocol, while still looking 'a little sexy'.  ???
Stylist Lucas Armitage told FEMAIL: 'The boat neck is an often overlooked neckline in fashion, it’s safe to say it’s not one overlooked by Meghan.
'I think it’s her way of respecting royal tradition but wanting to appear slightly uncovered and still a little sexy.
'Royal protocol means necklines must be quite covered so a boat neckline is a clever way of being revealing but not actually showing any cleavage or arms.'
He added: 'It has become her signature look and one the shows her amazing figure off to perfection.'  :tehe:
Stylist and brand consultant Alexandra Fullerton previously told FEMAIL: 'Meghan is putting her own "demure but modern" spin on the now ubiquitous Bardot neckline, which continues to dominate the high street.
'The shoulder is this year's hottest erogenous zone - thanks to the Bardot - and the Duchess of Sussex's adoption of the boat neckline cements this,' she said.  bignono
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5943761/Why-Meghan-Markle-boat-neck-signature-look.html

 


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: lesken on July 16, 2018, 03:02:48 pm
 Well her shoulders are one of her best features it certainly is in her bust legs or rear end


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: windsor2 on July 16, 2018, 08:56:27 pm
Prince Charles Is "Extremely Unhappy" About Meghan Markle's Wardrobe Spending
Pinching pennies clearly isn't Meghan Markle's strong suit. Since she and Prince Harry, 33, announced their engagement in November, Prince Charles — who bankrolls both his children and their spouses — has spent a reported $1 million just on the American actress’ designer wardrobe. Unlike thrifty Kate Middleton, who often wears Zara and other high-street brands, the newly minted Duchess of Sussex, 36, has "expensive taste" and it’s breaking the bank, a source told Life & Style in the magazine's latest issue, on newsstands now.
In June alone, Prince Harry’s wife stepped out in an $18,000 Givenchy cape dress for her first solo engagement with Queen Elizabeth, purchased a $4,000 Carolina Herrera off-the-shoulder top and skirt for the Trooping the Colour ceremony, and arrived in a $6,000 Oscar de la Renta printed maxi dress for Princess Diana’s niece’s wedding. "Since she moved to London, Meghan's been spending money like it's going out of style," the source said.
Considering Charles, 69, is the one picking up the tab, "He’s extremely unhappy about the fortune he’s having to spend on Meghan’s upkeep," snickered the source, who believes the rags-to-riches royal racked up a $2.5 million tab after joining The Firm.
"He feels like a walking ATM machine and is so annoyed that he’s planning to sit her and Harry both down for a stern talking-to," the insider added. Keep calm, Meghan — and start raiding Kate’s closet!
https://www.closerweekly.com/posts/meghan-markle-spending-out-of-control-163062


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: dianab on July 16, 2018, 09:03:47 pm
as i always supected charles isnt fond of meghan. since the penny junor comments before their engagement to charles at wedding ceremony not looking at them, particualrly during the vows.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: sandy on July 16, 2018, 09:05:10 pm
I saw this paper on the newsstands. I take it with a grain of salt because of the "unnamed sources." But the prize goes to In Touch for saying that kate and meghan are pregnant and will deliver babies on the Same Day. Charles would not shell out all that money on her, IMO, he would just stop giving her money,  he's cheap when it comes to giving other people money. He does not "have to" spend money on her much less the alleged amounts and he would not do it. Charles is not stupid, he would not jeopardize the PR boost he got by being kind to Meghan and Doria by "making it known" he dislikes Meghan. IMO anyway


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Little light on July 16, 2018, 09:43:45 pm
Re Zara's twitter account.

Although it is parody, you'd think they'd all have twitter account names registered and either left blank, or they'd be activated by KP, BP, CH etc.

I know MODs, off topic, but thought it needed saying.  :thankyou:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on July 16, 2018, 10:10:26 pm
^ True, but "protecting" a name is becoming increasingly harder. For one the royals aren't and can't be trademarked (which is why anyone can sell commemorative tat with their faces, names etc on it; also why they aren't allowed to give autographs and sign stuff beyond guest books, letters etc), for another, a "problem" that all of us have: it used to be just a website domain, then one social media, then another, and another, and another.... It's become ridiculous with all the sites and possibilities to keep up with (and have everything as "verified" account).
And trademarking a name is also hard, because the license lasts only a limited number of years and if in that time you haven't done anything with it (built a business around that name) and hence are lacking proof of "use", then the trademark can't be renewed and is lost to the applicant and open for others who want to use that name (just look at obnoxious Beyonce & Jay-Z and "Blue Ivy [Carter]" as trademark).
Even next to verified and offical accounts (that are in use) there are still a tonne of parodies etc. So it's also inevitable anyway.

I get what you're saying and I agree, but it's also become nigh on impossible to do that...

I hope & don't think it's too OT :shy:

^^^^ I can easily believe that. Who's bankrolling Murky and Haz but Chuck? And Chuck is notoriously stingy, I bet he's boiling. Seriously, a story I do believe totally. Her spending since engagement has been out of control, no one can deny that.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: sandy on July 17, 2018, 12:05:36 am
Charles would not give her all that money to spend on clothing. No way. IMO. She had her own money pre wedding and I think she spent her own. There's no rule that royal brides can't keep their own money. I also think the dresses are heavily discounted. Charles I doubt is "boiling" because he would say clearly and distinctly No, I gave you your allowance, no more.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Rosella on July 17, 2018, 03:29:14 am
The original list about Meghan's spending came from the Fail. It conveniently put in things on that list like earrings supposedly gifted from the Queen to Meghan and then, when each engagement total was gone through, put the total of the earrings (unknown, btw) in again! Things like Meghan's engagement ring are sometimes put in these lists as well.

First, I do not believe, and have never believed that Meghan, Kate, Sophie etc pay top price for their garments, hats and accessories. Ever. I've read over the years that everyone from the QM at Hartnell down gets about half the price taken off for prestige reasons. (There is actually a letter from the QM to a fashion house complaining about the prices and hinting strongly that she would like a generous discount.)

I have never read, and also don't believe, that prestigious fashion houses would tell the Press, especially tabloids, how much the price of each garment is that they sell to high profile clients. It would be extremely bad business practice and their clientele would object. Therefore IMO the Fail and the other papers that have copied it have gone on a wild guesstimate with regard to Meghan's clothes and accessories.

Some of Meghan's clothes worn just after her marriage weren't ordered, whipped up and paid for within a week. I think that some of her things were ordered before her wedding, and probably paid for by her and/or Harry. Charles doesn't start paying for his daughter in laws' clothing within five minutes of the marriage register being signed. It takes time. Also, if her clothing had really come in at over a million that would be hundreds of thousands more that he (Charles) pays out for Camilla each year. As Camilla has always been and remains, his main concern, that pricing by the Fail just isn't believable, IMO.



Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: windsor2 on July 17, 2018, 03:51:57 am
Meghan Markle Has Spent Over $200,000 on Her Duchess Wardrobe So Far
Everything she’s purchased since the wedding.
Including the likes of Givenchy, Stella McCartney, Oscar de la Renta, and more, her 15 brand-new looks since becoming an official member of the royal family have already cost £155,575, which is equivalent to nearly $207,000, The Daily Mail reported. And in her 24-hour trip to Dublin with the queen, she donned more than £28,000 (roughly $37,200) worth of apparel and accessories. By comparison, Markle's sister-in-law, Kate Middleton, spent about £119,000 (about $158,000) in the year 2017, according to The Daily Mail.
While the royal family is forbidden from accepting gifts or loans, one must take this number with a grain of salt, as she could be purchasing the looks with steep discounts. Additionally, while Meghan has clearly come out of the gate with an arsenal of looks we can’t stop talking about (many custom and all definitely brand-new), she still has a lifetime ahead of her to repeat pieces, accessories, or full-blown looks as both Kate Middleton, Princess Diana, and Queen Elizabeth II have all been known to do.
https://www.teenvogue.com/story/meghan-markle-duchess-wardrobe-cost
So odd that this is in a teenage magazine


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Ariel on July 17, 2018, 04:52:16 am
^Not odd at all. Her demographics and sugars are teenagers... future voters.
^^^ And what is the excuse for wearing fall clothes in the middle of a heat wave in UK?
IMO Charles is not paying for anything Markle. She, together with JM, procure the merchandise herself. But it still looks bad on him because there seems to be a loose cannon in his household.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Alexandrine on July 17, 2018, 07:43:32 am
Dior, Givenchy, Oscar dr la renta are thr most expensive fashion brands in the world. I think it is easy to believe thr clothes were $$$$.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on July 17, 2018, 09:30:03 am
It's easy to gauge the price of the garments. Indeed, none of them would officially comment and reveal the price of their stuff or how much a customer paid. But it is dead easy to guess how much each article costs, based on off-the-rack clothes and also because it is well known how much these houses take for custom clothes, haute couture & ready-wear. The prices are not conjured out of thin air.

That the Winds get heavy discounts and take freebies is well known, but they are technically forbidden from doing so and are supposed to pay full retail price as per their own rules. I think that came into effect after Liz QM passed, as a rule set up by Charles, possibly to appease the public, I'm not too sure about the details.

The autumn wardrobe is beyond weird though. That does point towards merching, which the Winds aren't allowed to do either...


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: windsor2 on July 17, 2018, 12:12:32 pm
I don’t believe that royals are allowed to take loans/freebies or heavy discounts on clothing.
Game, set and match! Meghan BEATS Kate in the style stakes as her Wimbledon look sends fashion sales soaring (and her ENTIRE outfit has sold out)
Meghan also reigned supreme in terms of revenue, with her £446 Adrian blue striped shirt pulling in some 7,000 searches on Sunday alone, and ultimately selling out in less than 24 hours.
Her £1,227 Charmaine wide-leg trousers are also completely sold out on Lyst, while Ralph Lauren is the most searched for brand of white trouser since Saturday.
The data has led fashion analysts to officially crown Meghan as 'the most fashion influential Duchess at the Wimbledon women's final' after she reigned supreme in the style stakes.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5961927/Kate-Middleton-Meghan-Markles-Wimbledon-outfits-sell-out.html
 Waity outdid her because she had to stand back and watch her be the one to talk to the players first and walk in front of her. So Meghan comes up with this nonsense about winning the fashion stakes.  :bored:




Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Ariel on July 17, 2018, 01:32:15 pm
^A sore loser


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: sandy on July 17, 2018, 02:20:06 pm
I don’t believe that royals are allowed to take loans/freebies or heavy discounts on clothing.
Game, set and match! Meghan BEATS Kate in the style stakes as her Wimbledon look sends fashion sales soaring (and her ENTIRE outfit has sold out)
Meghan also reigned supreme in terms of revenue, with her £446 Adrian blue striped shirt pulling in some 7,000 searches on Sunday alone, and ultimately selling out in less than 24 hours.
Her £1,227 Charmaine wide-leg trousers are also completely sold out on Lyst, while Ralph Lauren is the most searched for brand of white trouser since Saturday.
The data has led fashion analysts to officially crown Meghan as 'the most fashion influential Duchess at the Wimbledon women's final' after she reigned supreme in the style stakes.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5961927/Kate-Middleton-Meghan-Markles-Wimbledon-outfits-sell-out.html
 Waity outdid her because she had to stand back and watch her be the one to talk to the players first and walk in front of her. So Meghan comes up with this nonsense about winning the fashion stakes.  :bored:




Honestly, I don't think one outdid the other. Kate's outfits are rather blah.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on July 17, 2018, 02:21:43 pm
^I agree. I wouldn't want to replicate either of those outfits.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: AnaBolena on July 17, 2018, 03:39:12 pm
I don't like either outfits actually.  Regardless, of the two women, Murks looked like she'd jumped out of bed.  Very tatty and unkempt.  Kate looked neat and clean, but that's about it. 


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: windsor2 on July 17, 2018, 05:58:25 pm
Meghan Markle Wears Edgy Canadian Designer (from Her Own Closet!) for Outing with Prince Harry
Wearing a sleeveless trench dress from up-and-coming Canadian label, NONIE, the royal opted for a more edgy look as she stepped out with Prince Harry at an exhibition marking the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela.
And after a flurry of new fashion purchases, the $825 NONIE dress, from the brand’s Spring/Summer 2018 collection, is actually a re-wear from her own closet. The duchess purchased it from the Calgary-based designer while living in Toronto, just before she moved to London in the fall of 2017.
Meghan’s best friend and stylist Jessica Mulroney is also a fan of the ready-to-wear womenswear label.
https://people.com/royals/meghan-markle-canadian-designer-trench-dress/

https://skippyisheretostay.tumblr.com/image/175988948058
She should really invest in a decent bra or nip covers. This just looks very nasty.  :nervous:
Since it’s too big for her, she either got it off of Jessica or she’s lost so much weight since she arrived in the U.K. Either way, she looked a bit sloppy.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Ariel on July 17, 2018, 06:08:25 pm
She's a free spirit ... she doesn't need a bra.

She hasn't lost weight imo. She's been that skinny all the time. The dress is ok - summer dress, appropriate length, new sping on classic British trench coat, nice pastel color. The posing and merching was done well too. She just missed to put on a bra. Maybe that's what Mandela's grand daughter was shocked about .. she got flashed by a royal without being asked.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: windsor2 on July 17, 2018, 10:16:33 pm
The designer of the dress is thanking Jessica on her IG page.
https://skippyisheretostay.tumblr.com/image/175995695043

The designer on Meghan wearing her dress.
https://skippyisheretostay.tumblr.com/post/175996370538/awanderingwewillgo-replied-to-your-photoset-her


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: gingerboy24 on July 17, 2018, 10:25:08 pm
Has murky got a "photos" thread, not sure where to put the piccies.
 
Someone posted this on tumblr and wonders whether or not murky is losing a tooth

https://78.media.tumblr.com/1943088318a6a6d7e81ae515153d8b39/tumblr_pc13i3dz3o1xpn99lo1_540.jpg

It shows also in this photo, you have to click on it and you get a + icon thing to make the piccie bigger

https://skippyisheretostay.tumblr.com/image/175995695043

This is also a similar link to the one above, although this one a bit easier to see.  Love the caption

Nina Khareywy on surreal moment seeing meghan markle wearing her design - I love dressing strong and influential women  -  huh, she wishes.

https://78.media.tumblr.com/1a1b8b5d4d038e27cc6126884d9a105a/tumblr_pc12gaN4pZ1xpn99lo1_1280.jpg


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Sheridan_is_appalled on July 17, 2018, 11:10:34 pm
The tooth of St. Smirkle will need to be put in a shrine, like Buddha.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Fly on the wall on July 17, 2018, 11:48:59 pm
Nelson Mandela Exhibit

Dress
House of Nonie Sleeveless Trench

Heel
Dior Essence Pump in Nude

Clutch
Mulberry England “Clifton” Shoulder Bag in Blush Calfskin
http://meghansmirror.com/royal-style/meghan-harry-open-the-nelson-mandela-exhibit/


i Like the trench coat dress look . i would buy it


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: buflesse on July 18, 2018, 12:16:44 am
That has to be around the £2k mark for today's look. Potentially more with jewellery.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: windsor2 on July 18, 2018, 04:47:34 am
  Hey big spender: How Meghan Markle's royal wardrobe tots up compared to Kate Middleton's
One can't help but compare and contrast Meghan's luxe wardrobe to that of Kate's during her first few months as a royal in 2011.
The Duchess of Cambridge quickly became known for her thrifty ways, championing high street brands such as Zara, Reiss and L.K Bennett, not to mention her knack of recycling outfits. In contrast, Meghan has delved straight into the haute couture designs of Givenchy, Dior and Oscar de la Renta.
First... appearance as a member of the royal family
The Duchess of Cambridge wearing Reiss, £175 
The Duchess of Sussex wearing Goat, £590
First... day at the races
The Duchess of Cambridge wearing Reiss, £675
The Duchess of Sussex wearing Givenchy, £3,000
First... solo outing with the Queen
The Duchess of Cambridge wearing L.K. Bennett, £520
The Duchess of Sussex wearing Givenchy, £5,000
First... wedding guest look
The Duchess of Cambridge wearing Zara, £29.99
The Duchess of Sussex wearing Oscar de la Renta, £3,922
First... overseas tour
The Duchess of Cambridge wearing Erdem, £2,148
The Duchess of Sussex wearing Givenchy, £1,905
Final tally:
The Duchess of Cambridge = £3,548
The Duchess of Sussex = £14,417  bignono
https://www.standard.co.uk/fashion/meghan-markle-kate-middleton-outfits-duchess-of-sussex-duchess-of-cambridge-a3888111.html



Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: Ariel on July 18, 2018, 05:20:51 am
How sweet for the designer to thank Meghan's PR agent - JM. Why don't DM print that instead of calculating how much the taxpayer's "high fashion" shopaholic is spending.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: marion on July 18, 2018, 10:37:23 am
Despite the amount she is spending she still looks like trash.  I've seen better dressed more elegant women in the local High Street


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: windsor2 on July 18, 2018, 12:29:11 pm
Is Meghan getting fashion advice over the PHONE? How the Duchess’ best friend Jessica Mulroney is masterminding the royal’s wardrobe from 3,500 miles away in Canada
It appears Meghan's close friend Jessica Mulroney is acting as her long-distance stylist - masterminding her royal wardrobe from some 3,500 miles away in Toronto. 
The Duchess, 36, toured the Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibit at London's South Bank on Tuesday wearing a sleeveless trench coat by the Canadian brand House of Nonie selected by Toronto-based Jessica - suggesting the two friends could be discussing Meghan's looks for high-profile appearances over the phone or on email.
The thrilled designer behind House of Nonie, Nina Kharey, publicly thanked Jessica on the brand's Instagram account, and called Meghan's outing in its $1,085 (£629) dress 'an amazing day for us'. 
Writer and royal correspondent Omid Scobie tweeted to say the TV stylist had also had a hand in the £1,300 vibrant yellow Brandon Maxwell dress Meghan wore to a Commonwealth reception at Marlborough House in London last week, her olive green ensemble at Prince Louis' christening at St James's Palace, and the Dior LBD she wore to mark the centenary of the RAF.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5965703/Meghan-Markle-styled-Jessica-Mulroney-Canada.html


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on July 22, 2018, 12:07:48 am
I’ll wear the royal trousers, Meghan! The Duchess of Sussex wants to wear a tux (just like Princess Diana) on their tour Down Under... but Harry gives the thumbs down

It has been said the Duchess of Sussex prefers to wear the trousers in her marriage, but she may not be wearing them for her forthcoming tour of Australia. The Mail on Sunday understands that Prince Harry, perhaps sailing towards dangerous marital waters, has expressed his views over his wife’s latest test of Royal convention after she ordered a range of designer suits – and even a tuxedo – to wear during their October trip.

Although Meghan’s penchant for cigarette trousers and stylish flares has won her fashion plaudits since she began official duties, the style is said to be barely tolerated by Royal aides, who want her to stick to the traditional demure skirts and opaque tights.

And Harry, who has been sitting in on some of Meghan’s meetings at Kensington Palace with ‘special projects teams’ from various designers, is said to have given the thumbs-down to a masculine Stella McCartney tuxedo suit his wife picked out for a glitzy evening event during the tour.

This newspaper has been told that Meghan has been expressing frustration with some of the monarchy’s archaic traditions.

It is the latest sign that Meghan, for all the duties and conventions of her new life as a Royal, is determined to remain her own woman. And it is enough to have sparked a debate among courtiers over her penchant for wearing trousers on Royal occasions.

Though the tuxedo look is undeniably sharp and stylish, and would flatter Meghan’s yoga-honed figure, we understand that even Harry agrees it would be a bridge too far to wear a trouser suit to an important Commonwealth occasion. The final say, of course, ultimately comes from the Queen – who is said to be uneasy at the sight of women wearing any trousers other than jodhpurs (utter bs, Liz, Anne et al have all worn trousers and trouser suits over the years, in private and offical). It might also, perhaps, be a reminder of fashion rebellions by Harry’s late mother, Princess Diana.

[...]

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5978247/Prince-Harry-stands-firm-wife-wants-wear-tux-just-like-Princess-Diana-tour.html