Happy Friday ladies!
I thought I would bring up an interesting topic, as we know that media and television can influence Fashion. If you watch, Netflix’s The Crown, about the life of Queen Elizabeth II, in reign in the United Kingdom , you might be interested in how this 25 year old handled the responsibility of being Queen. The first season covers her marriage to Phillip, Duke of Edinburg, in 1947 to the failing relationship of her sister Margaret and Peter Townsend, in 1955.
British Royalty has been a fascination for the American public, now evident with the Harry/Meghan Markle relationship. I am now watching Season II of the Crown, as the first shared the struggles the Queen endured as a young woman and reigning Queen. In addition to the relationships on the Crown, Fashion plays quite a role.
How do I fit in here with these Royal fashions? You all know my love for brooches, which was a popular ornament of the Queen. But…. what would the image of the Queen be with out the “Royal Wave?” Last year, I worked with company, Cornelia James, the company that makes the Queen’s gloves. I was so excited, even the box was decorative. The company is the Royal Glovemakers to the Royal family.
If you missed this post, read about Cornelia James: Gloves Fit for a Queen.
( photo cred*Alex Baily-Netflix) I remember seeing this emerald green wide lapel coat with hat on season 1. yes please!)
Another fashion constant was the beautiful hats the Queen is fond of wearing.
Beautiful rose colored dress with characteristic brooch and pearl necklace
Not only does Elizabeth wear fashion that is fit for a Queen, but I love Princess Margaret’s style as well. Soft, beautiful pastels, classic black coats and signature sunglasses are some of her styles. The designer to the show, Michele Clapton, was also the costume designer to HBO’s Game of Thrones. Hmm. Wildlings to British Royalty, that’s quite a stretch…well, they both wear furs!..
Queen Elizabeth’s full skirt dresses and colors are conservative and act as modest armour for representation of the British Monarchy. Traditional in style, these were the “uniforms’ chosen for the Queen. Very stylish, and feminine, yet Margaret, Elizabeth’s extroverted sister is flamboyant and experimental with her style, as dictated by her status as well. Silk blouses, pencil skirts, pink off the shoulder gowns were just a few of her sartorial choices.
Later, Margaret, who has found excitement with Tony, also seems to need a bit more excitement with her fashion choices. The designer “decided to go a bit more “bohemian” as opposed to classic in her styling for Margaret at this time.”
( I think I am in need of this coat)
( mixing prints with a brown patterned blouse and plaid “pedal pushers”)
As I was researching Queen Elizabeth’s style, it was noted that she has a fondness for bolder colors in her later years. Pink, magenta, royal blue, lavendar, and mint are some of the colors she has been wearing.
Above photos credit Netflix Alex Bailey***
What are some of your favorite outfits on The Crown? Do you prefer Elizabeth’s or Margaret’s style?
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