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Title: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Alexandrine on December 31, 2018, 08:47:55 am
 :hi:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: SouthernBelle on January 01, 2019, 08:40:11 pm
Sorry I’m posting rather late about the Christmas attire.  I was admitted to hospital on December 29 and am just now home and recovering.

I thought Kate’s Christmas outfit was fresh and elegant.  Sparkles looked like a hot mess, as usual, with hair falling out of her bun and dandruff on her coat.  And why such dark, gloomy colors?  It’s Christmas, for heaven’s sake — lighten up! 

Happy New Year, everyone! 


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: windsor2 on January 01, 2019, 09:08:56 pm
Glad you’re on the mend SouthernBelle.
Meghan wears whatever she needs to make money merchandising. Funny that she finally wears VB as her company might have to close due to constant heavily losses.

The most popular beauty looks of 2018 revealed: Meghan’s natural wedding make-up, Kylie Jenner’s plump pout and Kim's razor-sharp contour were the top requested trends of last year
* Kylie Jenner's luscious lips came top of the most-wanted make-up looks of 2018
* Meghan's natural wedding make-up came runner-up on the beauty barometer
* The list was compiled by Bark.com and 2,000 make-up artists and beauticians
Meghan Markle's natural make-up was one of the of most wanted trends of 2018, coming in at number two on the list.
With 1.9 billion people tuning in to watch Meghan marry Prince Harry earlier this year, it’s no wonder that her makeup, the creation of MUA Daniel Martin, was so popular in 2018.
The duchess' elegant and simple look highlighted her natural beauty and was in high demand with make-up artists across the country.
Her natural look is achieved by sticking with light foundation and a touch of blusher, along with neutral eye shadow and sheer or pale pink lipstick.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6542509/Meghans-natural-wedding-make-Kylie-Jenners-pout-list-looks-2018.html
Putting Meghan on lists guarantees press attention because she a divisive person. She uses too much bronzer to make herself darker than she actually is so she could play the race card whist out during public engagements. Harry wanted her to look herself; to show the world that she’s a very light skinned woman who’s used to passing herself off as white. I’m surprised that she’s not been accused of black face.  :bored:  
Comments:
J Doe 62, London, United Kingdom, about an hour ago
Look like pantomime dames. I wish 2019 would be the year we lost the duck pout and Klingon eyebrows - and the Kardashians and their ilk - but I doubt it.

Evelyn. M, Skipton, United Kingdom, about 2 hours ago
Do people not realise that most of these women have had cosmetic procedures?

Shooting the breeze, Shoreline Highway CA, United States, about 2 hours ago
So fakery then. So sick of fake lips, brows, bums, contouring, hair extensions, nails, waist shapers....and the list goes on. Women are a big disappointment that this is all they aspire to and the men who encourage it are just as bad. Time to start promoting people who look normal and natural. There must be someone out there....you know, a bit of lip gloss and a touch of mascara and they're set for the day...

River girl, London, United Kingdom, about 2 hours ago
MM natural make up? It's caked on. With a trowel. Natural is not wearing it.

john woodford, Thurrock, United Kingdom, 3 hours ago
Beauty, she's definitely not, woof woof more like.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: LadyVi on January 02, 2019, 07:24:28 pm
I posted this on the 2018 Fashion Files Thread, so I hope it's ok for me to post it again here:

Meghan's almighty handbag collection: How the duchess' accessories have totalled almost £40,000 this year alone- with her Fendi briefcase topping the list at nearly £4,000   :-

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6532997/Meghans-magnificent-handbag-collection-her.html


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: windsor2 on January 03, 2019, 12:46:27 pm
Revealed: How Meghan Markle's stylist best friend Jessica Mulroney 'kept an eye' on Kate's style for inspiration - but made a 'conscious effort' to avoid accusations of copying
* Duchess of Sussex asked Jessica Mulroney for advice after joining royal family
* Jessica, who lives in Canada, kept an eye on Kate as she 'hasn't put a foot wrong'
* Pair worked together to switch Meghan's showbiz style for demure duch
The pair knew comparisons with the Duchess of Cambridge were inevitable and so aimed to give Meghan her own unique brand - but Jessica 'certainly kept an eye on Kate's style because she hasn't put a foot wrong', a royal insider told Elle.
Jessica also described Kate as a 'great role model' for Meghan as they set about overhauling her glitzy wardrobe for more royal-appropriate clothing.
The royal insider told Elle that Meghan is keen to ensure her work wardrobe is not too  'trend-conscious'.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6552703/Meghan-Markles-best-friend-stylist-Jessica-Mulroney-kept-eye-Kate-Middletons-style.html
She’s put more than a foot wrong. That outfit she wore to see Hamilton, she looked like a cheap escort with her bird legs on display as it was basically a jacket with no tights.  :-X


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: windsor2 on January 03, 2019, 07:27:54 pm
 :flower:

Duchess of Sussex’s 2018 wardrobe cost more than any other royal
Meghan comes in at number one with a spending of 478,386 € (USD 508,574). Although “number is likely higher because only 255 pieces out of her 324 new pieces have prices and thus are included in this amount.”
One of the reasons Meghan’s number is so high is the Cartier Reflection Wedding Bracelet and Earrings with a price tag of 206,022€ (USD 233,000). They have included this in the total since they were never confirmed as a gift. However, if it turns out Prince Charles did gift them to Meghan as rumoured, they would be deducted from the total.
http://royalcentral.co.uk/uk/harryandmeghan/duchess-of-sussexs-2018wardrobe-cost-more-than-any-other-royal-113714
There just seems to be more questions than answers. Why would her wardrobe cost more than any other member? We’re to believe that Charles would just pay this obscene amount of money at the same time expect the rest of the family economize? It’s about time the press comes out clean and say what’s going on. They know because they’ve been teasing the public with these Jessica articles.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Kuei Fei on January 03, 2019, 07:36:31 pm
Meg is the media's punching bag, that's why they make it out to seem that she's the greediest.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: YooperModerator on January 03, 2019, 07:40:07 pm
^Maybe she is.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Ariel on January 03, 2019, 08:44:15 pm
It's not a media punching bag and poor-Meg card if she kept spending and spending all year long, wrongly thinking that a set of new clothes will get the stink off of her past. Sorry not sorry.

No one else spent THAT much. The real figures are over 2 million, 1 million is the cost of outfits for the 16 day, 72 outfit me-me-me show Oz.

ALL the other royals - re-wear clothes, buy cheaper attires and as more frugal with the prices. Did Megan really need VB's crappy overpriced clothes and accessories for the Christmas walk?

I, for one, can't excuse the inexcusable.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Kuei Fei on January 03, 2019, 08:52:01 pm
Of course. Fergie got some good press for a while, but thing is, that she became the official scapegoat of the BRF and I knew that an wife of Harry's would be subject to tabloid abuse. Harry's wife could have been a Nobel prizewinner in all the areas where the award is granted, rich as Croesus, and drop dead gorgeous, but the press would subject said wife to one round of abuse after another. There is no way that any wife of Harry's would EVER be able to get better press than Kate. The palace will let Meg get abused since in that 'family' they prefer to let one spouse get all the abuse while the wife of someone of higher rank ends up getting better press no matter how worthless.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Ariel on January 03, 2019, 09:00:38 pm
^ You're right. Usually the second son gets the playboy role and his wife the role of rotten apple.

But, but, this is not what's happening here:
1. Megan committed drug related crime in Jamaica and boasted about it
2. Wears winter clothes in summer and summer clothes in winter
3. Spends like there's no tomorrow
4. Used her own DM and twitter paid contributors to announce KP engagements.
5. Used her own speed dial paparazzo to snap the pics of her and Harry on the Jamaica wedding and same guy snapped her father "getting measured"
6. She stalked Cressida and Harry but lied she knew nothing of brf or Harry.
7. She was obsessed with Diana and with joining brf.
etc, etc

The press is not the bad guy here. The press is to be praised for publishing the ugly truths about her.

I applaud them for it.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Alexandrine on January 03, 2019, 09:40:13 pm
Off topic...


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: misanthrocrat on January 04, 2019, 05:53:21 am
Speaking of MM's style and choices of colors...

While I am probably one of her most ardent critics on this forum, I have to admit one thing: her choice of neutral colors is not necessarily the worst thing about her; Even though, yes - it CAN get boring.
Blacks, navies, grays and whites - a constant parade of neutrals that in the end are..well... boring.
Especially when no pop of color is used even in an accessory or lipstick.   

As someone with relatively similar coloring to MM in terms of hair, eye color and skin undertone - except quite a few shades lighter in complexion and a bit more olive green/sallow undertones, as I am Caucasian - I can attest to how incredibly difficult it is for such strongly-colored brunettes to look at their best in anything other than deep, dark hues. Or white.

There's a world of gorgeous light, soft and muted pastels and rainbows out there, yet they're not for such people.
They are for KM. For QE. And all sorts of other caucasians of North-Western European descent.

Pastels can only do "nice" on strong brunettes - IF they are bright enough; but never "waow!!".

That being said, she could do all sorts of luscious, strong reds from Ferrari to magenta and cranberry; and some bright blues - which she did a few times, I think.
But in general, I can empathize with the draw to the safety of neutrals.

Neutrals are also supposed to be modern and she's all about getting out the "modern/with it" message.
So I think she also makes a political point out of this whole neutral wardrobe - not just because strong neutrals actually suit her.

Going beyond color choices, which are not the worst thing about her style - what I find highly unfortunate in this department, IMO, includes:

- wearing dresses/skirts that showcase those terrible chicken legs.
"Skinny legs" does not automatically translate into "good legs".
She could use a constant diet of pants as much as Hillary Clinton does for the opposite reason.

- her messy hair style with wisps left hanging around the face. Unfortunately, this style makes her hair type look greasy, unwashed and tacky. She is no elf or fairy who could - maybe -  pull off this look.

- her overly relaxed outfits given the formal, royal context. Showing up with the coat open and hanging like it's a "chill" party is not exactly in line with her role. She only manages to make herself look "lesser" by comparison with KM and other members of the RF whose perfectly fitted, bespoke pieces automatically elevate their posture.

- Her overall posture/persona is simply not dignified.
She either bends and contorts too much (like during the announcement of their engagement), constantly fidgets with her hands - pushing wisps out of the face, covering mouth giggling, cradling baby bump, etc.  She also has a defect step - she steps weirdly.
In many pictures one foot looks like it's about to have its ankle twisted when it is set before the other. 

Overall, there is something traditionally "plebeian" about her allure. Not sure what style intervention could fix this. I am afraid this is a non-fixable.
 
   

 
 

 

   

   


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Ariel on January 04, 2019, 07:21:52 am
^ It's non-fixable. That's why a $12K dress looks ugly or or badly tailored on her. That's why she couldn't make it in H'wood. Her biggest break is 1 line in Bad bosses but I'm guessing she invited the cast to her wedding and they didn't come because they didn't remember her.. With all of the black and navy blue she wears she wants to be the sexy royal, like Diana, but she just shows up as the tacky wannabe royal who gives the pat on the back to insinuate that there is cordial relationship, not.



Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: sandy on January 04, 2019, 01:12:31 pm
^ You're right. Usually the second son gets the playboy role and his wife the role of rotten apple.

But, but, this is not what's happening here:
1. Megan committed drug related crime in Jamaica and boasted about it
2. Wears winter clothes in summer and summer clothes in winter
3. Spends like there's no tomorrow
4. Used her own DM and twitter paid contributors to announce KP engagements.
5. Used her own speed dial paparazzo to snap the pics of her and Harry on the Jamaica wedding and same guy snapped her father "getting measured"
6. She stalked Cressida and Harry but lied she knew nothing of brf or Harry.
7. She was obsessed with Diana and with joining brf.
etc, etc

The press is not the bad guy here. The press is to be praised for publishing the ugly truths about her.

I applaud them for it.



Cressida and Harry were over in 2014.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: windsor2 on January 04, 2019, 05:08:05 pm
Meghan's £400k wardrobe: How the duchess wore new clothing worth FIVE times more than any other royal woman in Europe in 2018 - while Kate's spend was a modest £68K
* Royal fashion experts UFO No More calculated cost of royal clothing in 2018
* They looked at royal wardrobes in Britain, Denmark, Sweden, Spain and Norway
* Researchers calculated the cost of 1,661 new pieces worn in past 12 months
* Findings suggest Meghan wore new clothing worth £406,662.55 last year
* The sum does not include custom pieces like bespoke Givenchy wedding dress
* In second place was Crown Princess Mary of Denmark then Countess of Wessex
The eye-watering sum - £406,662.55 ($508,258.25) - is revealed in new research published this week by royal fashion experts UFO No More, who have totted up the amount spent by British royals and their European neighbours on clothing and accessories over the past 12 months.
Researchers from the fashion blog - which stands for Unidentified Fashion Objects - calculated the cost of some 1,661 new pieces debuted in 2018 by royals in Britain, Denmark, Sweden, Spain, Norway and the Netherlands.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: windsor2 on January 04, 2019, 05:37:09 pm
 :flower: timed out.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6554329/Meghan-Markle-spent-wardrobe-2018-royals.html
Long list of clothing items and cost for both Waity and Meghan's part of the article. I think that an explanation form KP or Charles is needed because why's she allowed this extravagance where's Waitys not? Why's er clothing paid for privately if we're to believe that this trollop's Harry's wife? Why's her wardrobe cost hanled differently from Waity's?

Who wore it best? Kylie Jenner steps out in the SAME $645 white tuxedo dress Meghan Markle wore in October
    While on the royal tour to Australia and New Zealand in October, the Duchess of Sussex, 37, wore a white tuxedo dress by Maggie Marilyn
    Kylie, 21, stepped out on New Year's Eve wearing the same mini by the New Zealand-based label
    Both women made alterations to the $645 design; Meghan removed the sleeves while Kylie shorted the hem
    The twinning moment comes just after Kim Kardashian revealed that she wants to become friends with Meghan
They are unlikely style twins but Kylie Jenner and the Duchess of Sussex have stepped out in the same garment.
During her visit to Wellington, New Zealand, as part of the royal tour in October, Meghan wore a short white tuxedo dress by local sustainability-focused designer Maggie Marilyn.
In order to ensure that the dress was as best suited to her style as possible, the former Suits star actually had the polished dress altered, removing the sleeves from the piece.
The cotton-twill 'Leap of Faith' Blazer Dress originally retailed for $645  :-X at Bergdorf Goodman, however it has since been reduced to just $316 in the sale.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6555361/Kylie-Jenner-steps-white-tuxedo-dress-Meghan-Markle-wore-October.html
Both look trashy. It looks better without the sleeves although too short in either version.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: misanthrocrat on January 04, 2019, 07:52:51 pm
^ I have to admit MM wore it better. Again, as one of her staunchest critics.
 
The other one is an actual human catastrophe.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Ariel on January 04, 2019, 08:42:09 pm
Am I the only one that sees that the two dresses are not the same? The length is different, one is sleeveless and the other one is with sleeves, one is a-line while the other is pouf.

What are we comparing? The whiteness of the color...? Cause that and the buttoning up front is pretty much the only two things that are 'the same'.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: windsor2 on January 05, 2019, 12:51:16 am
Can Meghan Markle save Posh's troubled empire? How the Duchess could help turn around the fortunes Victoria Beckham's fashion chain after adopting her clothes, friends and lifestyle
    Meghan wore £6,000 worth of Posh's designs on Christmas at Sandringham
    It was a sign of solidarity after Victoria Becham's label posted losses of £10m
    Pair became good friends through their men and sources say Meghan confided in her about pregnancy
So there was something deeply loyal, and very timely, about the outfit chosen on Christmas Day by the Duchess of Sussex.
Attending the Royal Family’s traditional Sandringham church service, Meghan Markle stepped out head-to-toe in £6,000-worth of Victoria Beckham designs: an elegant calf-length navy dress costing £1,250, with matching £2,250 coat, £1,250 boots and £1,550 handbag.
But another signal of support was being very loudly sent to her friend and country neighbour, Victoria.
And, with the news last week that Posh’s fashion empire is again in the red — posting losses of more than £10 million at Companies House — plus the report that husband David is no longer prepared to pump money into his wife’s venture, the Duchess’s decision to show her backing surely speaks volumes about their friendship.  :tehe:
Victoria has previously said that she never gives freebies, because she cannot afford it, so we must assume that Meghan paid for the dress — and for all her subsequent purchases.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6559169/Can-Meghan-Markle-save-Poshs-troubled-fashion-empire-Duchess-wears-dress-act-solidarity.html
Meghan looked nasty with what looked like dandruff on her coat.  :-X  She's a brand killer and just because she gets the designer's press, she shouldn't be used as an unofficial brand ambassador. VB sent the whole lot over as a loan, imo, henced her dressed from head to toe in the line; big mistake on VB's part as this should be the year she closes the business.
Sadly, VB is going down the drain. I like her designs but felel that she went way too posh. She would've done a lot better with a line targeted towards the M&S in the UK, Macys shopper in the US.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Kuei Fei on January 05, 2019, 01:05:50 am
Quote
Can Meghan Markle save Posh's troubled empire? How the Duchess could help turn around the fortunes Victoria Beckham's fashion chain after adopting her clothes, friends and lifestyle
    Meghan wore £6,000 worth of Posh's designs on Christmas at Sandringham
    It was a sign of solidarity after Victoria Becham's label posted losses of £10m
    Pair became good friends through their men and sources say Meghan confided in her about pregnancy
So there was something deeply loyal, and very timely, about the outfit chosen on Christmas Day by the Duchess of Sussex.
Attending the Royal Family’s traditional Sandringham church service, Meghan Markle stepped out head-to-toe in £6,000-worth of Victoria Beckham designs: an elegant calf-length navy dress costing £1,250, with matching £2,250 coat, £1,250 boots and £1,550 handbag.
But another signal of support was being very loudly sent to her friend and country neighbour, Victoria.
And, with the news last week that Posh’s fashion empire is again in the red — posting losses of more than £10 million at Companies House — plus the report that husband David is no longer prepared to pump money into his wife’s venture, the Duchess’s decision to show her backing surely speaks volumes about their friendship.  tehe
Victoria has previously said that she never gives freebies, because she cannot afford it, so we must assume that Meghan paid for the dress — and for all her subsequent purchases.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6559169/Can-Meghan-Markle-save-Poshs-troubled-fashion-empire-Duchess-wears-dress-act-solidarity.html

First, Victoria needs to worry more about saving her marriage instead of saving her joke of a fashion brand; second, it's not Meg's job to save a fashion brand, or do philanthropy for fashion designers. It is her JOB to do something good for her adopted country. Not do good for a spoiled WAG. Third, Meg is not a fashion icon and will not be able to provide any 'backing' at all.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Ariel on January 05, 2019, 04:28:37 pm
^ She wants people to think that she has effect on people's lives and businesses, that she is a savior with a midas touch

....yet 6 months or so after the wedding and the plebs want MMexit and BRFexit and pronto. Just look at the 'delusuonals' on DM. Should there be a referendum brf will turn out to be the delusional ones.

Just saying - the family must be like: Thanks, Harry.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Kuei Fei on January 05, 2019, 06:48:35 pm
The BRF let him run wild and do nothing for any of them. His military work wasn't the same as that of other soldiers and frankly he isn't focusing on Invictus if he's busy going into persecution mode against the press and lashing out at his own family.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: sandy on January 05, 2019, 07:20:52 pm
Senior royals just play at military work. They wear these medals (even Edward who had a very very brief tenure in the military) and I find it a disgrace. Of course Harry would be treated differently than the others .

Harry has been keeping quiet, the DM appears to be the one on the warpath these days.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Kuei Fei on January 05, 2019, 07:44:38 pm
Edward wasn't even IN the military; he dropped out of training. Princess Anne never trained, but that pompous woman insists on being part of the parade in military dress.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: YooperModerator on January 05, 2019, 11:31:22 pm
Off topic.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: CarryingOn on January 06, 2019, 01:12:16 am
Even if she is the media's punching bag, she's near 40. At this age, you shouldn't be dumb enough to ignore that you're a prime target for media scrutiny and do the smart thing and go the opposite direction. So, instead of buying $4,000 Fendi briefcases that you're never going to use (I mean come on! How absolutely stupid and nothing but conspicuous spending. For a lawyer or professor, or anyone else with an actual professional job, it's fine. I think a luxury spin on the practical is A-okay in that case. For Murky that was spending to be spending.) you don't go that direction at all. You stick to buying a mix of high and low end. Or if you're going to buy all high end, you buy different separate pieces that can be mixed and matched and used for years to come. You don't walk right into the trap like a fool.

Can Meghan Markle save Posh's troubled empire? How the Duchess could help turn around the fortunes Victoria Beckham's fashion chain after adopting her clothes, friends and lifestyle
    Meghan wore £6,000 worth of Posh's designs on Christmas at Sandringham
    It was a sign of solidarity after Victoria Becham's label posted losses of £10m
    Pair became good friends through their men and sources say Meghan confided in her about pregnancy
So there was something deeply loyal, and very timely, about the outfit chosen on Christmas Day by the Duchess of Sussex.
Attending the Royal Family’s traditional Sandringham church service, Meghan Markle stepped out head-to-toe in £6,000-worth of Victoria Beckham designs: an elegant calf-length navy dress costing £1,250, with matching £2,250 coat, £1,250 boots and £1,550 handbag.
But another signal of support was being very loudly sent to her friend and country neighbour, Victoria.
And, with the news last week that Posh’s fashion empire is again in the red — posting losses of more than £10 million at Companies House — plus the report that husband David is no longer prepared to pump money into his wife’s venture, the Duchess’s decision to show her backing surely speaks volumes about their friendship.  :tehe:
Victoria has previously said that she never gives freebies, because she cannot afford it, so we must assume that Meghan paid for the dress — and for all her subsequent purchases.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6559169/Can-Meghan-Markle-save-Poshs-troubled-fashion-empire-Duchess-wears-dress-act-solidarity.html
Meghan looked nasty with what looked like dandruff on her coat.  :-X  She's a brand killer and just because she gets the designer's press, she shouldn't be used as an unofficial brand ambassador. VB sent the whole lot over as a loan, imo, henced her dressed from head to toe in the line; big mistake on VB's part as this should be the year she closes the business.
Sadly, VB is going down the drain. I like her designs but felel that she went way too posh. She would've done a lot better with a line targeted towards the M&S in the UK, Macys shopper in the US.

I agree. She does have some nice pieces and I think it was also a plus that her main line was made in country but yes the price points should've never been so high and she should've been lowered them. Her Victoria, Victoria collection should've been more on par with Macy's in terms of pricing and her main Victoria Beckham line could still be more expensive but more on par with the current Victoria, Victoria Beckham prices, which are around $350-900.00, depending on the piece. She's basically a mix of Roland Mouret and MKA's The Row to me. She could've had a real niche in making clothes like their's for cheaper prices.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Kuei Fei on January 06, 2019, 01:17:38 am
I think Victoria would be raking in more dough if she in fact would have just sold to the mass market and not tried to become like haute couture or like some kind of grande dame of fashion. She is just not that good and even the best had to struggle to see their vision come true. Sparkles just isn't at all impressive and all the best clothes in the world won't change that.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: YooperModerator on January 06, 2019, 01:38:00 am
It’s clear to me that Sparkles’ fashion choices are a direct reflection of the influence of trendy “luxury” brands with which she has drooled over in places like LA.  There’s nothing worldly or mature in her accessories.  Nothing uber savvy like Swaine Adeney in leather goods which also promotes British brands and would show her as very very serious.

It’s all showy and “brand of the year”, nothing lasting in her wardrobe yet.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: misanthrocrat on January 06, 2019, 05:23:09 am

^ Well, that's typical of people of her background. Trendy, showiness, fashiony - nothing weighty or dignified.

If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck...


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: HRHOlya on January 06, 2019, 11:57:03 am
^^^^ What do you mean she doesn't need a briefcase? She used it to visit the Irish president and was carrying all sorts of important documents, look how heavy that thing is! lol Filled with rocks likely.

Yeah totally useless and only for show, if you're a professional and need a briefcase and will have plenty of use for it, then great, but what does Murky need a briefcase for? Must try to make that credit card smoke from use!

The quote from the pic says it all:

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2018/12/27/16/7871448-6532997-image-a-4_1545929449715.jpg
"Meghan's most expensive bag this year was the stunning Fendi Peekaboo Essentials bag costing £3,850, which she wore to complete her business-chic look as she visited Irish President Michael Higgins and his wife Sabina Coyne in Dublin in July"
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6532997/Meghans-magnificent-handbag-collection-her.html


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: CarryingOn on January 06, 2019, 05:56:55 pm
^ Professional rocks of course :tehe:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Fly on the wall on January 10, 2019, 03:50:01 pm
Meghan Visits Smart Works in London

Coat: Burberry Swing Cotton Twill Coat
Heels: Gianvito Rossi Cow Print Plexi Heels
Ring: Missoma Interstellar Ring
Earrings: Kimai Felicity Earrings
Dress: Hatch Collection “Eliza” Dress
Purse: Victoria Beckham Vanity Box Bag
http://meghansmirror.com/royal-style/meghan-visits-smart-works-in-london/


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: YooperModerator on January 10, 2019, 04:03:05 pm
^Of course, Burberry.  She's so predictable and pedestrian.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: SouthernBelle on January 11, 2019, 02:37:28 am
Those earrings are more suited to a teenager than a woman in her late 30s.  Entirely too trendy. 


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: misanthrocrat on January 11, 2019, 02:46:23 am
Way too trendy and fashion-y. It spells vulgar. She doesn't even look good or interesting in whatever this trendy/modern style is that she's trying to "nail".
Then again, she might look even worse in traditionally elegant/classic attire of the KM type. 

It's not the clothes, the style or anything.

It's her.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: windsor2 on January 11, 2019, 05:38:42 am
She's really clueless and continues to talk gibberish.
https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/01/11/02/8385700-6576589-image-m-48_1547173799339.jpg
Comment:
Louise, Scotland, 13 minutes ago
I hope all the ladies visited by Meghan find work. It's embarrassing that Meghan turned up to visit this charity and these ladies who are really struggling and wanting to work wearing clothes worth thousands of pounds worth of clothes. I used to like Harry and the royals but this is getting embarrassing.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6576589/Meghan-patron-National-Theatre.html


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: misanthrocrat on January 11, 2019, 05:57:09 am
I am not a conspiracy theorist type - at least not the silly kind  :laugh: - but really...what is going on with this baby bump?
I have never seen such a fake looking one.
She either carries freakishly high or that bump keeps changing its position.

The earrings are beyond ugly. Who let her out of the house like this? 


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Kins on January 11, 2019, 03:01:07 pm
^Agreed. Looking at the pic that contains all the prices of her items, I see the outline of a square and a small lump right in the middle of the bump. Or am I seeing things?


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: misanthrocrat on January 11, 2019, 03:08:54 pm
As I wrote elsewhere, I swear it looks like she carries in a hiatal hernia, not in her uterus.

I had read speculations about her not really being pregnant but I thought they were idiotic.

I'm starting to believe it's true.

Plus the speed with which she got pregnant on command at the age of 36, despite having managed to have none during her best reproductive years, the uncontrolled need to touch her belly, as if wanting to make sure it stays in place.

She is SO not pregnant. I never thought I would say that.
That's just not a baby bump. Never saw one like this.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: YooperModerator on January 11, 2019, 03:16:50 pm
Really off topic, guys.  Go to Members Only Board for this ^, ^^.  If you can’t see that Board, more posts are required (200 I believe).  Posts of substance, that is, not games.  Thanks, YM


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: windsor2 on January 11, 2019, 06:17:00 pm
The REAL cost of being royal! How Meghan spent £431k on new clothing in the year she became a duchess - compared to Kate's £55k in 2011
Royal fashion experts at UFO No More compared clothing worn by the Duchess of Cambridge, the Duchess of Sussex and Sweden's Duchess of Värmland (Princess Sofia) from 1 January to December 31 in the year in which they wed their princes.

The study found that Sofia debuted 86 new items, Kate 87 and Meghan 248 in the year they tied the knot, in instances where the retail price could be identified. 

According to the study, the three women - all of whom had spring weddings - wore €61,603 (£55,461.80), €479,048 (£431,291.70) and €53,913 (£48,538.41) worth of new clothing respectively, totalling £535,291.91.

Researchers also calculated the average price per piece, working out at €580 (£521.86) for Sofia, €648 (£582.96) for Kate and €1,871 (£1,683.22) for Meghan.

Cost of new clothing

Sofia: €53,913 (£48,538.41)

Kate: €61,603 (£55,461.80)

Meghan: €479,048 (£431,291.70)

To keep the figures as accurate as possible, custom pieces where the price tag is unknown - such as Meghan's Givenchy wedding dress - have not been included.

The Prince of Wales is understood to cover the costs of Kate and Meghan's wardrobes for ‘work-related’ engagements through his official household budget, funded by the Duchy of Cornwall.

Kensington Palace are famously tight-lipped when it comes to royal wardrobes, but have previously told MailOnline that, as with Sweden's royal family, clothing is paid for 'privately'.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6581527/Cost-Kate-Middleton-Meghans-royal-wardrobes-revealed.html

Why recycle the story if it’s not going to be explained why Meghan’s wardrobe cost so much and why KP is so tight lipped about it. The monarchy’s accused of costing the taxpayers too much money but it’s ok for Meghan to spend money on her wardrobe as she has an unlimited budget.  ???



Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Miss Hathaway on January 11, 2019, 06:19:00 pm
Is this cost including the outfits with the tags still on that Megs was obviously going to return after she merched?    ;)


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Kuei Fei on January 11, 2019, 06:28:53 pm
I think Kate didn't spend as much because she wasn't given all that much to spend in the first place. Charles is notoriously tight and since Kate barely worked, Kate barely got any new clothes out of royal coffers. No work, no new things. Meg is working and as much as I dislike her, she has been doing a full schedule since the day she was engaged. She has been contributing and being a team player and clearly isn't having her entire family along for the ride. I don't like what she's doing to her family, but she is drawing a very clear line and not expecting the palace to invite her family on state events.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Ariel on January 11, 2019, 06:55:02 pm
I only look at the numbers. Huge difference. If DM adds the cost of 100 identical black stilletos, the trashy but expensive jewelries, the handbags and the gloves she never puts on .. there will be a closer estimation. Then, the cost of security is disclosed once a year from what I remember... My guestimate is between 2 and 3 mil.

Megan is not a real working royal. She cherry picks garden parties, galas and ballroom dancing. Remember - on the NZ market she stayed only 6 min among plebs. That's ... telling.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: YooperModerator on January 11, 2019, 08:36:33 pm
^Agreed.  I look at the numbers, too.  The spending is out of control at a time when conspicuous and maybe borderline compulsive purchasing or opulence bears no resemblance to the baloney she sells about being all about hard work and feet on the street reality chick.

Her “work” image is smoke and mirrors too.  She sticks around for the minimum time just to look busy. It ain’t work and it isn’t anything special or different than any other younger royals. 


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: sandy on January 11, 2019, 09:03:46 pm
She may have spent some money on her own clothes pre wedding as a sort of "trousseau". I just can't imagine Charles agreeing to ponying up all that money for her.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Cali San D on January 11, 2019, 10:25:07 pm
Or she is borrowing her a$$ off.  :laugh:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Snowpea on January 12, 2019, 12:02:04 am
^Agreed.  I look at the numbers, too.  The spending is out of control at a time when conspicuous and maybe borderline compulsive purchasing or opulence bears no resemblance to the baloney she sells about being all about hard work and feet on the street reality chick.

Her “work” image is smoke and mirrors too.  She sticks around for the minimum time just to look busy. It ain’t work and it isn’t anything special or different than any other younger royals. 

Yup - I agree with this. The work is a beard and excuse in her mind to merch an obscenely expensive outfit and pretend she's Diana.  :flower:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: misanthrocrat on January 12, 2019, 03:11:56 am
For the life of me I will never understand how people can call whatever these people are dressing up for - "work".
If they want to say they "represent HM for X,Y,Z charity or event" - sure, why not.
But that's not work.
And they sure don't need to spend that much money on clothing to do all that "work".
What are they representing her MJ for? Fashion design? Are they modeling her clothes or something?
Why is it that they need to be so expensively dressed when they "work"?

 Or is their ACTUAL job to remind the public of who they are and how nobody else could afford to dress like they do while ...uh-mm..."working" ?

What a charade.  
 


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: windsor2 on January 12, 2019, 06:40:08 am
Meghan's nothing but a ceebrty playing a being royal. She thinks that it's about the jet setting, expensive clothes, exclusive residences, posh friends, and going to places greeting fans and meeting stars and watching other people work and call that work for yourself. She's really done nothing but merch expensive clothes and accessories and watched other people perform and she's given speeches that are filled with lies and platitudes. What she's doing isn't work and doesn't require a wardrobe that's near million pounds.
Royal fashion BLUNDER: Why Meghan Markle's wedding dress was a 'POOR FIT'
The email, from listener Anna, said: “In an early episode you discussed Meghan Markle’s wedding dress and how she had not seen it more than once before her wedding day.
“That was regarding her veil, not her dress.
“I point this out as I did not care for her dress at all, the biggest reason being the poor fit, and this something that should have been corrected given that she did have a number of fittings.
Ms Menza commented: “The tough one about this is, if she had seen the dress multiple times and had multiple fittings, it should have fit better.
https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/1070939/meghan-markle-news-royal-fashion-blunder-wedding-dress-poor-fit-spt

The bride usually has to kick the dress forward as t usually cover the shoes, but Meghan's dress is ill fitting that it's too short at the front, so her shoes are visible. Clearyl she didn't have multiple fittings. Remember her reaction in the Queen of the World documentry where she said it's the first time she's seen it, or some such.
https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/106/590x/secondary/1684480.jpg?r=1547244812854



Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: misanthrocrat on January 13, 2019, 06:23:25 pm
^^ Above I meant "THEIR actual job".
Can't stand grammar typos - especially my own.  :)


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: YooperModerator on January 13, 2019, 06:50:34 pm
^Same here and I'm sure I have plenty of typos out there.  Still drives me batty.  Fixed it for you.  YM


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Ariel on January 13, 2019, 08:57:31 pm
Why didn't she have more fittings?

Stella McCartney created Optah's dress on the spot overnight. Why Givenchy didn't spend more than a single day for this monstrosity of a dress. No excuse here. 


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: CathyJane on January 14, 2019, 01:58:40 am
She was so busy trying to save the world and be vegan that she just didn't have time to be fitted.  :P


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: LadyVi on January 14, 2019, 11:20:59 am
Meghan at Birkenhead today:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dw3fpVbX0AAo-hK.jpg

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dw3hcx0WoAIZMRb.jpg

Her dress is by Aritzia and her coat is by Sentaler. Her outfit reminds me of Princess Diana'a outfit she wore to visit the Taj Mahal


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Ariel on January 14, 2019, 11:48:50 am
Can you post a picture of that outfit of Diana? Last time I went to India it was hot. It's winter in UK now .. I'm confused.  ???


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Rosella on January 14, 2019, 11:51:34 am
Yes, it's the same shade of purple I think. And a crimson coat. No black! Great for a cold winter's day up north. And the colours of one of the charities they will be visiting, Tomorrow's Women Wirral.

The Sussexes will be going to see the statue in Birkenhead commemorating the life and death of one of Britain's greatest war poets, Wilfred Owen, who wrote some wonderful poetry between 1917-18 but was killed just one week before Armistice Day in November 1918. A tragic loss of life all round. No wonder the statue is called 'Exhaustion'.

Then it's talking to vets and others, a walkabout and visiting and visiting vulnerable women and youth. A full programme for Harry and Meghan. .


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: LadyVi on January 14, 2019, 12:32:27 pm
@Ariel Here's a picture of Princess Diana at the Taj Mahal: https://c8.alamy.com/comp/G6P84F/royalty-princess-diana-taj-mahal-agra-G6P84F.jpg


Meghan's dress: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dw3jqd5W0AAEzF1.jpg Babaton by Aritzia)
Earrings: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dw3gYB7X4AAjNSi.jpg (by Pippa Small)
Shoes: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dw3q6FyX0AEQnj1.jpg (Stuart Weitzman)
Bag: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dw3g3AbWoAEMOV1.jpg (Gabriela Hearst)
Bracelet: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dw3qHVXWoAAFUDa.jpg (Wide Ripple Gold Plated Bracelet by Bar)


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Ariel on January 14, 2019, 01:12:04 pm
^ Thanks. She did copy the colors to a T. Maybe hoping that people will notice and she can be compared to Diana. Still obsessed with her dead mil?

I'm torn between the unoriginality of the outfit colors - copying your dead mil clothing is ... disgusting. The other thing that is a thorn in my eye is - M is literally the only pregnant woman in the world who got a padded behind with the pregnancy and zero change in the flat chest.



Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: sandy on January 14, 2019, 02:11:04 pm
If she's Obsessed with Diana and "imitating her" she's not doing a good job. Diana did not go around wearing black and drab colors most of the time. And all of her outfits were well tailored.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: SouthernBelle on January 14, 2019, 02:20:00 pm
I doubt that anyone could truly capture Diana’s style.  Beautiful fabrics, gorgeous colors, and perfect tailoring.  She had very few “misses” over the years. 

Even her casual clothes fit her beautifully.  I remember especially those bright pink checked ankle pants and matching bright pink sweater, and the “black sheep” sweater she wore very early on.  Impeccable taste! 


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: marion on January 14, 2019, 02:49:28 pm
Meghan looks a right mess, esp in the first picture Ladyvi posted


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Ariel on January 14, 2019, 05:00:44 pm
^^^ I agree, she does a very poor job in copying Diana, just like she's a failure in everything else she starts or touches. The imitation is done imo to play the "like Diana" card but Kate beat her to it with the sun article that unlike Diana, brf is firmly behind her in not inviting the delusionals to her birthday party. 

So far, Megan and her poor taste and her PR games are very obvious. I mean, I can predict with certainty that the beginning to middle of February Sam will have an article, then Tom will say something, then M will do something outrageous fashionwise so that there are articles written about her, and if BRF dares to not put up with this  :ick: PR cycle, Doria will go to walk a stranger's dogs, to the yoga place she quit, then started again, then quit again, then started again ... If all else fails, Serena Williams will send a congratulatory tweet .. selling out whatever is left of her dignity and brand.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: sandy on January 14, 2019, 05:24:40 pm
I doubt the RF made any such statement about Kate. why would they need to? Isn't it assumed that family is loyal?

I don't think the birthday party story is a big deal. Drama is created perhaps because of Brexit?



Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: LadyVi on January 14, 2019, 06:24:02 pm
^ I don't think the birthday party story is a big deal either. Kate can invite whoever she wants. It has nothing to do with Brexit though. It's too big of a concern/issue right now here in the UK to be briefly forgotten about because the DM are trying to start drama.

I read somewhere that Meghan is wearing purple because it's the colour of the charity's (Tomorrow's Women Wirral) logo:

https://66.media.tumblr.com/aa5ce0f6780c565e4c65938c5a13cb3d/tumblr_plbmmsE8WY1vycks8_640.jpg



Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: CathyJane on January 14, 2019, 07:23:24 pm
If she's Obsessed with Diana and "imitating her" she's not doing a good job. Diana did not go around wearing black and drab colors most of the time. And all of her outfits were well tailored.

Diana always looked well put together and all her outfits actually fit.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Fly on the wall on January 14, 2019, 07:44:38 pm
Birkenhead

Coat: Sentaler Red Wide-Collar Wrap coat
Heels: Stuart Weitzman Leigh 105 MM pumps in Red
Bracelets: Bar Collection Wide Ripple bracelet
Ring: I & I Crescent Moon ring
Earrings: Pippa Small Nosheen earrings
Dress: Aritzia Babaton “Maxwell” Dress
Purse: Gabriela Hearst Nina bag in brown leather
http://meghansmirror.com/royal-style/meghan-and-harry-visit-birkenhead/


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Ariel on January 14, 2019, 08:14:24 pm
So much $$$$ spent on a 30 min show off yet M still haven't discovered the pantyhose... in the middle of winter at 6 months pregnant.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: YooperModerator on January 14, 2019, 08:43:31 pm
^The good news is that she’s heading into perimenopause so hormone heat keeps her toasty.  Panty hose, shmanty hose.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: sanka on January 14, 2019, 11:06:31 pm
^Agree YooperModerator but the pantyhose would make her look a little respectable if she could co-ordinate them with making sure her hair is not messy.





Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: SouthernBelle on January 15, 2019, 01:12:25 am
Yikes, what color pantyhose or tights with a red coat and purple dress?  Black?  Nude?  Red or purple?   :nervous:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Ariel on January 15, 2019, 01:20:50 am
Red or purple for the pavement walkers  lol The right color for this outfit is nude. Otherwise it will be too busy especially with this bold color combination.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: camilapitanga on January 15, 2019, 01:33:54 am
I like her style even though is not my type of style.Its more of a business women, skinny, tall would wear.Im a kindergarten teacher so no lol

Still i would say i liked almost all her outifts so far.Like her style more than kate to be honest as i think she tends to look more elegant and kate is always the same conservative, prempy style.Now i have to say that i dont find it much wearable.As said is more of a business women style not for the normal everyday style most womens would wear.Still im glad its her style and shes keeping it as she wants and enjoys.Independent on what people think of it.

Personally i liked her outfit.The colour dont combine in theory but in reality she looked great.I loved everything BUT the purse.Horrible purse and colour.She looks happy and radiante.Good look for her :thumbsup:

As for her hair i think people exagerate on this.Its her hair and if she likes to wear this way let it be.People keep saying is a mess is not a mess is a normal way many women wear theyre hair thee days.I *despise* how princess Victoria from sweden wears her hair but thats how she likes to wear it, what to do?Id say leave the women wear her hair as she likes it and feels confortable with.She has not much hair is very thin and straightened theres not much she can do with it anyway so seriouslly let it be.The queen has the same hair her entire life and noone complains, princess anne wear her hair the same way, no complaisn, sophie the same, as many others why cant meghan where her hair this way?Seriouslly.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: SouthernBelle on January 15, 2019, 07:05:53 pm
To me, it’s not so much the “messy bun” hairstyle itself, but rather why someone who COULD have a hairdresser fix her hair every time she has an engagement outside the palace CHOOSES to put it up in a “messy bun” like I do on my way to and from hot yoga class! 

Is she lazy, perhaps?  Delusional in thinking she’s doing a good job?  Or just doesn’t care?

Diana’s hairdresser fixed her hair prior to every engagement.  And she was always immaculately groomed. 


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Alexandrine on January 15, 2019, 07:35:38 pm
She is selling herself in that way. The messy bun is her part of looking more relatable in a california cool way.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Miss Hathaway on January 15, 2019, 07:58:27 pm
^ There's nothing California Cool about Meggles' hair.  It looks nasty and greasy and like it smells.   :ick:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: CathyJane on January 16, 2019, 02:53:12 am
Glad to know I'm not the only one who thinks this way.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: SouthernBelle on January 16, 2019, 03:04:51 am
^ You’re definitely not the only one who thinks her hair looks unkempt.  In my opinion, Kate’s hair never looked this bad at its absolute worst!


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: LadyVi on January 16, 2019, 02:27:23 pm
At today's engagement Meghan is wearing Meghan’s coat is by @armani and dress by @hm Mama: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DxCeY66WoAEVNlT.jpg


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Miss Hathaway on January 16, 2019, 03:57:37 pm
Could she look any more cheap and tacky?    :o :o :o


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: misanthrocrat on January 16, 2019, 04:17:33 pm
Good Lord, is she doing engagements every day to prove how "hard working" she is?
This woman is not achieving anything of substance showing up to whatever these "engagements" are, but she sure does love a daily camera dose.

Urgh. But since this is off topic - fashion-wise, she looks Kardashianesque here, with that short and fitted dress. The material feels cheap too.   



Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Alexandrine on January 16, 2019, 04:22:56 pm
Is the coat a repeat or not?


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: misanthrocrat on January 16, 2019, 04:30:29 pm
^^^
I am starting to think she could not even do the "not-cheap-and-tacky" style  because this is who she is.
So she's authentic, in her own way. Unruly, greasy hair, short and tight skirts, trendy purse with chains, plastic shoes (the other day), lose, hanging clothing that never looks put together and dignified (bespoke), etc.   

This is the call of her genes. 
 
Do you even see her in elegant, dignified type of clothing?
She tried a few times right after the wedding and she looked awkward. Like a servant in fancy clothes.

People can't change who the are. When they try, they look like frauds. 


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Fly on the wall on January 16, 2019, 04:45:40 pm
^^ The coat from today Mayhew visit? Yes it was a repeat
http://www.meghansmirror.com/product/emporio-armani-cream-cashmere-coat/

Mayhew
Coat: Emporio Armani Cream Cashmere Coat
Heels: Paul Andrew Coquette Pump in Camel
Earrings: Pippa Small ‘Herkimer’ Diamond Earrings
Dress: H&M Mama Fine Knit Dress
Purse: Stella McCartney Falabella Tote in Medium Beige
http://www.meghansmirror.com/royal-style/meghan-visits-the-mayhew-in-london/



Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Alexandrine on January 16, 2019, 04:56:55 pm
^ thanks!


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Miss Hathaway on January 16, 2019, 04:58:12 pm
The lack of stockings and wearing slingbacks (in January) highlights the dry skin on her feet.  Lotion?  Pedicure? Stockings?  Get a clue, woman!!

http://www.meghansmirror.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Meghan-Markle-Nude-Coat-Colour.jpg


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Cali San D on January 16, 2019, 05:10:39 pm
Its all about showing the bump.  8)

Has she worn any maternity clothing that is not body-con? I don't think so. She is also American and a lot of American women wear body con maternity dresses/tops.

She even wore the coat inside? Why didn't she take it off like she did at Smart Works? It seems unprofessional to me to keep a coat on inside, why doesn't she wear a short jacket/blazer? The dress is already body-con so why try and hide behind a coat?
http://www.meghansmirror.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/DxCmNTwWkAES972.jpg

Uh oh!  :o
https://66.media.tumblr.com/dae7f82fb1dca09ebfde3a2a24ee973a/tumblr_plfo52o9MH1xpn99lo1_1280.jpg


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Miss Hathaway on January 16, 2019, 05:12:52 pm
^ yes, she is a copier. . . .   lol

But those feet!!

https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/50122787_2583287391699581_8883759910379061248_n.jpg?_nc_cat=110&_nc_ht=scontent-atl3-1.xx&oh=1b1ccce9a8977ce9d9eed48b2c3510e4&oe=5CC400F3


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: misanthrocrat on January 16, 2019, 05:37:48 pm
^ In January, no less. It does look and feel soooo tacky.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Ariel on January 16, 2019, 05:54:48 pm
^^ Oh My God. Those feet. In January.

^^^ Could it be that .... the hot flashes keep her warm.

Kim K wore it better in both occasions.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Kins on January 16, 2019, 05:56:00 pm
The pic of her getting out of the car-that dress. Just. No.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: misanthrocrat on January 16, 2019, 05:59:27 pm
Uh oh!  :o
https://66.media.tumblr.com/dae7f82fb1dca09ebfde3a2a24ee973a/tumblr_plfo52o9MH1xpn99lo1_1280.jpg

Birds of a feather. Nature never lies.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: LadyVi on January 16, 2019, 06:52:43 pm
Meghan's navy sequin dress by Roland Mouret

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DxDZ557WkAU5mU4.jpg

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DxDbU2PXcAEssHu.jpg


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Alexandrine on January 16, 2019, 07:09:11 pm
^ please just post the link to the photos. We dont want to have problems with the rights oewners.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Fly on the wall on January 16, 2019, 07:45:02 pm
Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Totem’
Heels: Stuart Weitzman Black ‘Nudist’ Heels
Bracelets: Princess Diana’s Heirloom Bracelet
Dress: Roland Mouret Sequined Gown
Purse: Givenchy Jewelled Clutch
http://www.meghansmirror.com/royal-style/meghan-markle-cirque-du-soleil/


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Cali San D on January 16, 2019, 07:48:27 pm
Is that bracelet of Diana's real or cosmetic? Maybe only the gold bangle is real but not the dark stones?  :dontknow:

Call me crazy, but I wouldn't be wearing a deceased woman's jewelry that I never met (and they only do it because its Diana). Kate had no choice with the engagement ring, and that's probably the only thing I would accept to wear of a deceased mother in law that I never met. Why won't the Queen, who is alive, let her borrow some bling?  :dontknow:

Did this event need to be black tie, evening gown? I though cocktail dress  :sly:
https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/01/16/19/8615374-6599671-image-a-75_1547666692040.jpg

What is the man on the right looking at?  :laugh:
https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/01/16/19/8615380-6599671-image-a-46_1547665633273.jpg




Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: sanka on January 16, 2019, 10:08:00 pm
Open sandals on her feet and painted toe nails. The lack of pantyhose always is a  bignono

Wearing sandals and having black nail polish on her toes does not demonstrate 'I'm in the royal family!'





Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Ariel on January 16, 2019, 10:16:21 pm
With toes like hers there has to be a patronage with cause: save people from seeing these crowsnest toes.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: CarryingOn on January 17, 2019, 01:40:09 am
The Roland Mouret dress is just okay. Nothing spectacular in my book. She's way overdressed for the occasion and yet not standing out enough to warrant compliment. She's just looks anticlimactically overdressed. The makeup looks bad.

Is that bracelet of Diana's real or cosmetic? Maybe only the gold bangle is real but not the dark stones?  :dontknow:

Call me crazy, but I wouldn't be wearing a deceased woman's jewelry that I never met (and they only do it because its Diana). Kate had no choice with the engagement ring, and that's probably the only thing I would accept to wear of a deceased mother in law that I never met. Why won't the Queen, who is alive, let her borrow some bling?  :dontknow:

Did this event need to be black tie, evening gown? I though cocktail dress  :sly:
https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/01/16/19/8615374-6599671-image-a-75_1547666692040.jpg

What is the man on the right looking at?  :laugh:
https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/01/16/19/8615380-6599671-image-a-46_1547665633273.jpg




This is my gripe about either of these two ninnies wearing Diana's jewelry (minus Diana's engagement ring, which Kate didn't have a choice in having but that I do find to be creepy and stupid of William to have given her knowing that his parents marriage was a complete failure). It's not a sweet sentiment, it's just for the association that Diana's name brings. Tacky and trifling.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: SouthernBelle on January 17, 2019, 04:41:56 am
I really dislike the two different colors of nail polish on fingers and toes.  It looks much more classy to match them. 


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: windsor2 on January 17, 2019, 08:22:17 pm
Secrets of the Markle Sparkle: As Meghan stuns in £3,400 dress, how a BFF designer turned the duchess into global style icon (helped by Harry's £30m fortune and Charles' generous allowance)
* Meghan wore a wardrobe of new clothing worth around £400k last year alone
* Duchess sparkled in a £3,400 floor-length dress by Roland Mouret last night
* Royal wardrobe has been masterminded by 'unofficial stylist' Canadian Jessica Mulroney, who meticulously plans her outfits before public engagements
* She reportedly has a second, smaller team of stylists at Kensington Palace
* Meghan wears some clothes reportedly 'gifted' to her before she became royal
* Some of her wardrobe for official public engagements is believed to have be paid for through the Prince of Wales' private estate, the Duchy of Cornwall
* Her husband the Duke of Sussex has an estimated fortune of around £30 million
From couture gowns to diamond earrings and countless pairs of designer heels, the Duchess of Sussex rarely wears an outfit more than once.
But a lot of hard work – and money – goes into becoming a royal style icon; in 2018 alone, the Duchess, wore new clothing worth an estimated  £400,000.  :o
Now that she's a duchess, like all British royals, she is prevented by royal protocol from accepting freebies.
Decorative work inside the cottage is expected to be paid for by Harry and Meghan, whose wedding cost the public purse £3.4million.  
Kensington Palace declined to comment on their living costs, but said that clothing is paid for 'privately'.  :bored:
While there is no doubt as to Mulroney's influence on Meghan's style, the duchess is also believed to have a small team of staff helping to coordinate her closet from Kensington Palace.
Dishaw told MailOnline she has personally seen copies of itemised invoices from designers and high street stores addressed to the Palace - and she believes outfits are planned 'three to four months in advance' for high-profile royal events.
It is thought that the Palace team are tasked with sourcing pieces from smaller British brands, while Mulroney is given free reign with US and Canadian labels.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6603375/Secrets-Markle-sparkle-Meghan-stuns-3-4k-dress-Duchess-turned-global-style-icon.html
Why’s this so called royal being allowed this extravagance unlike the real royal wives? Why do these articles get published only to have silence from the palace and the boring excuse that the clothes are paid for privately. When will the public get real answers? This trick’s a narc celebrity with demanding taste by no class and an odd body shape to carry off the clothes.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Cali San D on January 17, 2019, 11:47:05 pm
I just can't see Charles spending this much money on a daughter in law when yesterday his darling wife was wearing a repeat/recycled coat.  :-

Which woman matters more in Charles' life? The Queen or Camilla? Camilla :snob:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: sandy on January 18, 2019, 12:18:28 am
I think Charles matters more to Charles than anybody else.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: CathyJane on January 18, 2019, 02:56:14 am
Yep.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Ariel on January 18, 2019, 10:15:36 am
I think they are vastly underplaying how much she has spent on outfits. And the wedding - wasn't it about 20 mil for security only?

I can't help but thinking that the dresses are not the problem. The pig in a wig is.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: windsor2 on January 18, 2019, 01:35:48 pm
Why ARE Meghan's clothes always creased? Expert claims that the Duchess' wrinkled wardrobe is down to a poor choice of fabric - and she should opt for more knitwear like Kate
* The Duchess of Sussex perpetually steps out in clothes that are creased 
* Most recently wore a rumpled Oscar de la Renta coat to Smart Works 
* Former creative director of Mulberry Scott Henshall says Meghan should opt for wrinkle-free fabrics
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6602949/Why-Meghans-clothes-creased.html


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: misanthrocrat on January 18, 2019, 05:34:42 pm
^ She is a walking poor choice herself.
Just like the fabric. I am not sure a change in fabric will make much of a difference.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Ariel on January 18, 2019, 06:03:00 pm
Like in the pig in a wig example - it's not the clothes' fault that she's not looking good in any of them or doesn't care how to properly merch them without creases.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: michelle0187 on January 18, 2019, 08:07:15 pm
I just can't see Charles spending this much money on a daughter in law when yesterday his darling wife was wearing a repeat/recycled coat.  :-

Which woman matters more in Charles' life? The Queen or Camilla? Camilla :snob:


He doesn't want to ruin the relationship with Harry so he's letting mm get what she wants. His relationship with will is worse.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: windsor2 on January 19, 2019, 03:34:54 am
Meghan Mar-clone! Meet the royal superfan who dedicates her spare time to recreating the Duchess of Sussex's most stylish looks - and says she wants to be just 'like her as a human being'

'I guess is not easy for her [Meghan] to be there in the royal family with all the prejudices in society and classy people who maybe would only accept royals before.

'Right now, we see her living a great life, but we don't know all the things she has had to change or accept to get that. I admire her strength and her kindness with people and that she is true to herself through it all.'

'I was so happy for them when they announced the news and I'm quite sure it was their decision to have the baby regardless of what others would say about it,' said Linda.

'I'd like to express that a woman is free to express whatever she wants and to be a successful and happy woman no matter what people say.'

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6607321/Meghan-Markle-superfan-dedicates-spare-time-copying-Duchess-Sussexs-fashion.html

One the one hand sad that she’s emulating her fashion but harmless. The problem with society today is that people just want to do their own thing like Meghan dismissing the royal dress code and going for these ill fitting expensive items.
Charles is in no way just paying for the wardrobe. I expect that the business that Jessica set up has a lot to do with it as she supplies Meghan with the items.

THE FASHION FAIRY GODMOTHER

Meghan's close friend and 'unofficial' stylist Jessica Mulroney (she is not on the palace payroll but 'advises' the duchess on what to wear and joined her on her recent Australian tour) is the mastermind behind some of her most iconic looks.

It is thanks to Montréal-born Mulroney that the duchess regularly wears pieces from little-known Canadian designers, from Sentaler to Aritzia.

Many of these labels are closely linked to Mulroney's work as a brand ambassador, such as House of Nonie and Judith & Charles - some of whom have publicly thanked the stylist for her help in securing the ultimate royal stamp of approval and subsequent sales boom.

One such label is luxury jewellery brand Birks, who previously hired the fashion guru as their 'style expert' and were introduced to Meghan by Mulroney herself.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6603375/Secrets-Markle-sparkle-Meghan-stuns-3-4k-dress-Duchess-turned-global-style-icon.html
Now she’s subjected to US income tax laws as she’s on American tv; Good Morning America. She’s linked to Meghan’s tax issues as I’m sure that the IRS is interested in her ability to have a million dollar wardrobe without an income and the cost going against how the royal family usually operates.  :cookie:


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Kuei Fei on January 19, 2019, 07:54:05 am
I wonder how the BRF feels knowing that the IRS views them as fair game for inspecting their private finances. I mean really, it must agitate them that a foreign government agency has the ability to legitimately peek into their private files and end up possibly making public their findings.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Ariel on January 19, 2019, 05:27:18 pm
I might be in over my head but with this money exchanging international hands, Can self-proclaimed stylist getting kudos from designers M wore, M having been passing as caucasian her whole life suddenly gets a one black friends that defend her - Serena Williams, who's ...married to a Russian tycoon, and let's not forget Marcus - M's very special shady friend.

... Wirh all if this I'll be shocked if FBI is not investigating her already.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Kuei Fei on January 19, 2019, 07:06:52 pm
I think the CIA are already combing over her and finding things that would make her a national security risk. I can't imagine that the Russian government in fact has been idle about making it their business to know what Meg gets up to.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: lesken on January 19, 2019, 09:56:59 pm
The Russians must be having a field day.


Title: Re: Princess Sparkles: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Alexandrine on January 19, 2019, 11:10:36 pm
Like the UK gov wouldnt have dealt with this ages ago. First time Harry met Meghan they already knew what she ate on her first day of school.