Queen Elizabeth II has covered the April issue of British Consumption. British Consumption actually has two covers for the April issue, one with QEII and one with Anya Taylor-Joy. Apparently, QEII didn’t actually sit down for a British Vogue photoshoot, although I wouldn’t mind if he did. Vogue is celebrating the Platinum Jubilee, apparently, so they used an old photo of Liz, and the magazine made an editorial of one of the rarely seen photos of the Queen, also publishing an article about her style. It’s actually the Queen’s first time on the cover of British consumption, a fact that amazes me. Magazine seriously never put him on their cover before? What a crazy supervision. However, I did enjoy the article about her style and there are some interesting things about Angela Kelly – the queen’s dresser and BFF – and how the queen has always enjoyed fashion and clothes. Some highlights:
Introduction Laying it thick: Imagine it not wrong. Ever. Stylistically, every day of your life, it’s the nail. Never feel over-dressed, under-dressed or otherwise mistakenly dressed. Queen Elizabeth II’s style choices have always been flawless, and have always been. Always accurate, composing and confident, and although it may seem relatively simple in terms of shape and silhouette, her dress never fails to convey a message of optimism, diplomacy, hope and stability.
Queen’s trade secrets: If mild winds are forecast, the weights are carefully sewn into the hemline, any heavy beaded garment often has extra lining on the back for cushioning (uncomfortable to sit in dense embroidery) and the choice of fabric must always be royal, appropriate. For the occasion, the climate and the time of year, perhaps most importantly it must be resistant to creasing. Each fabric is rigidly wrapped before purchase so that it can withstand wrinkles.
The Queen has been stockpiling fabric for decades: The fabrics that make up the grade are collected and nurtured year after year and stored in a stockroom on the dressers floor of Buckingham Palace, which Kelly regularly reviews for inspiration. The gold dress worn at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert 10 years ago – and inspired by the gold image above the Queen Victoria Memorial in front of the palace – was made from a cloth bought in 1961. Other clothes have been stored here since then. Maharaj was a princess. It’s ridiculous that some of the world’s best designers have discovered “deadstock” in their drive to claim proof of their durability in recent seasons, but this kind of accomplishment and style approach has long defined the queen.
The Queen likes Singapore silk: Before making the fabric, the queen approves each sketch and fabric sample. She has a keen interest in clothes, especially Singaporean silk. It is understood that during the visit to Singapore, local businessmen will bring their luggage to the airport for his arrival. The queen will browse and select her and the shopping will be collected when returning home. Incredibly decisive, His Majesty rarely changes his mind about a dress he has agreed to before. The king even does his own make-up every day and for every event (the only exception is the depiction of the Queen’s Christmas message).
The Queen likes to recycle: Kelly writes, “Her majesty is always frugal and prefers that her clothing be adapted and reused as much as possible.” “Typically, the lifespan of a garment can be up to about 25 years.” After two or three public appearances, the designs are changed or they are assigned to off-duty wear. Like most of us, in reality, the way something often starts out as “for the maximum” before it gradually loses its lust as it wears and wears over the years; Unlike most of us, though, I imagine it’s hard to claim to never get it wrong.
[From British Vogue]
I actually think the dresses that the queen wore when she was younger were really beautiful, especially for that time. Attention to detail, the way she made everything for her big breasts and small frame, holds so many pieces. The crown It shows what she wore in those early years too – the usual Kashmiri sweater set, the tweed skirt below the knee, this kind of thing. By the time she was 50 or older, she was wearing a really bright coat and matching hat. Personally, I don’t always like this thing. Even before her health problems, I noticed that this style often turned into something cartoonish, very stylish, and there were times when she looked like a mad hatter.
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