Friday, November 19, 2010

Royal Obsession

With the engagement of Prince William to Kate Middleton my royal obsession has surfaced yet again.  Here is the first in what will probably be a series of royal fashion blog posts.

We’ll start with Queen Elizabeth:

I think my favorite part about Queen Elizabeth (fashion wise) is that she married in 1947 and became queen in 1953.  As the most photographed woman of that era there are TONS of photos of her wearing FABOULUS gowns.  If it weren’t for her uncle giving up the throne for a twice divorced American, Wallis Simpson (who was one of the most well dressed ladies in history-we’ll get to her later) she would never had been queen.

and my favorite

She served in the World War II as a truck mechanic and is the last surviving head of state in the world to have served in WWII.

The fabric for her wedding gown required ration coupons as the country hadn’t yet recovered from the war.
Her coronation gown

She wears a lot of yellow and bright colors which I just love as there are about 3 people on the planet that can pull off yellow.