Saturday, April 4, 2009

"Balmoral chic"

I love the Queen.

March 29, 2009
From the article in

"Dust off the corgis and the headscarf - Her Majesty rules this winter, writes Rachel Wells.

"Queen Elizabeth II would have to be one of the strangest style icons to have emerged in recent years.

"In 2007, she appeared on British Vogue's Definitive List of Most Glamorous Women and last year, Agyness Deyn, a style icon herself, listed the Queen as her favourite fashion icon.

"Last month, Deyn was styled to look like the Queen in the debut issue of Conde Nast's new bi-annual glossy, Love magazine, complete with regal gown and ornate choker from Lanvin, white gloves and her platinum hair set in Her Majesty-style curls. The resemblance was uncanny.

"But it is not the Queen's signature skirt suits, boxy handbags and sensible court shoes, nor her crown jewels, that have earned her style icon status.

"Rather it is the wardrobe she favours while holidaying at Balmoral in the north of Scotland that has won her such high esteem in fashion circles - tartan skirts teamed with waxed-cotton Barbour jackets, silk headscarves (knotted under the chin, of course) and a pair of wellies."

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