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« Reply #280 on: December 01, 2015, 03:49:47 am »

Oh yes. But you would think that they would know what looked good and what didn't. Mirrors rarely lie.  Cool
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« Reply #281 on: December 02, 2015, 04:28:05 pm »

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"She looks incredible," says a fashion boutique owner whose store Sophie frequents, adding: "She does it all herself, and a very good job she is doing too."

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

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

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

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

Here is an example of her tastes before 2011:     

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

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

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

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

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

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« Reply #282 on: December 03, 2015, 02:57:01 am »

I guess if it gets her through the night she will believe that the world believes she did it all on her own. She still has quite a few major misses so if I were her, I wouldn't be fast to announce she did it all by her lonesome.
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« Reply #283 on: December 03, 2015, 08:41:39 am »

Perhaps she has own ideas and someone helps her. In my opinion that's not bad she wants a new style or wants to look younger until not being ridiculous. 
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« Reply #284 on: December 29, 2015, 03:13:24 pm »

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

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

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

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

Time will tell, eh?   
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« Reply #285 on: December 29, 2015, 03:42:43 pm »

 ^ It is a very interesting of Sophie's approaching and I like reading other opinions because I am ready to adopt "new" sights and thoughts. I saw some severe features in her but I didn't know what to make of it. That can be her other side. 
 
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« Reply #286 on: December 29, 2015, 06:05:25 pm »

Why do we keep discussing the personal fashion choices of an underage private citizen?


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

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

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« Reply #287 on: December 29, 2015, 09:50:51 pm »

@Miss H you could have answered the comments on Sophie style on the main thread there's no rule against it flower

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

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

@My2pence if the discussion is civil and is kept on the clothes there's no problem to discuss Louise's clothes and most of the time the responsibility is only given to the parents. Same with George & Charlotte.
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« Reply #288 on: December 29, 2015, 10:11:43 pm »

It appears to me that the discussion is rarely kept on the clothes themselves, but centers on the psychology of the people buying the clothes.  George and Charlotte will be working royals, Louise and James never will be. It seems to me there is an important difference there.
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« Reply #289 on: December 30, 2015, 04:04:35 pm »

@Miss H you could have answered the comments on Sophie style on the main thread there's no rule against it flower

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


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

Yes, the more I see that gray dress, the more inappropriate it seems to me.  Sophie was way overdressed as compared to the other royal ladies, in my opinion.  And after seeing the German article, I started noticing the bunching around her mid-section.   
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« Reply #290 on: December 30, 2015, 06:11:46 pm »

Sophie looked fantastic in her classic gray outfit. Beautiful.
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« Reply #291 on: December 30, 2015, 09:52:20 pm »

^Agree India  -  I do think she has had some assistance with regard to her look in recent years, but then why not, I am sure there are many experienced advisors around only too happy to assist and why not, I would take all the help I could get if I had to be in the public eye. Somewhat gauche in her younger years, but then I think most of us who look back on ourselves from years ago think my goodness, what a dork I looked then, how on earth did I ever go out dressed like that  -  and then have a good laugh at ourselves.  Hopefully we all improve with age, take advice and wear what suits us  -  human nature after all tow ant to try and look our best.  I like Sophie, always have, pity not more like her who marry into the rf. The recent encumbent always looks such a mess, major fail.
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« Reply #292 on: March 06, 2016, 10:11:42 pm »

http://www.newmyroyals.com/2016/03/visit-of-prince-edward-and-countess.html

Very expensive wardrobe for how it looks on her. Except the first dress the other two are a complete miss to me.
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« Reply #293 on: March 07, 2016, 05:58:46 am »

The dress that is navy blue with the gold design is a gorgeous Oscar de la Renta. It is exquisite and is perfect for this event. She looks fabulous and does the UK proud.
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« Reply #294 on: March 07, 2016, 11:07:43 am »

^She most certainly does.  She has matured into one elegant, classy and very attractive woman and is true credit to the rf.  At least she learned from her mistakes and only made them once.  I admire her, she is the best of the bunch in the rf forme.
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« Reply #295 on: March 07, 2016, 03:56:24 pm »

How can Sophie do the UK proud when few people know who she is or pays attention to her appearances?   All that money spent on fancy designer duds, and no one notices other than a few royal message boards.

Notice the sparse audiences for the Wessexes in the Bahamas:

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

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

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

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

And Harry isn't even wearing a fancy designer frock!     tehe     Poor Sophie.   Oh, and Edward.   
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« Reply #296 on: March 12, 2016, 11:04:09 am »

Being a patron of London College of Fashion and then using Oscar de la Renta and Pilotto in an official tour doesn't quite go together imo.

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

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

If we complain about Kate's dolces I think Sophie doesn't get a pass either. And I think both deserve it.
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« Reply #297 on: March 16, 2016, 02:41:19 pm »

^Indeed Alexandrine, it's amazing how Sophie does exactly the same things that Kate does and is praised for it while Kate is bashed.  For instance, the purse over the pelvic area.   Kate is bashed for this for some reason.  I'm not sure why it is such a bad thing, but it drives some posters crazy on several different boards.

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

http://i3.getreading.co.uk/incoming/article11041754.ece/ALTERNATES/s1227b/JS85028972.jpg
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http://i1.getreading.co.uk/incoming/article11041739.ece/ALTERNATES/s1227b/JS85028755.jpg

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

http://i3.getreading.co.uk/incoming/article11041751.ece/ALTERNATES/s1227b/JS85028966.jpg
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« Reply #298 on: July 30, 2016, 03:20:39 am »

My favourite line from the latest article on Sophie's style: "No ageing Kate-style black kohl around the eyes for Sophie."  tehe

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

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

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« Reply #299 on: July 30, 2016, 03:39:46 am »

I never thought Soph was frumpy. Some of the clothes in the 80's and 90's are horrible to look back on but them they were great. I loved the short skirt or dress with black hose. That was a go-to outfit for me.  tehe
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