This evening, the King and Queen of Spain attended the 40th anniversary celebration of El Pais, one of Spain's top national newspapers.
During the ceremony, their Majesties also delivered the 32nd edition of the Ortega y Gasset Journalism Awards. The annual awards were established by El Pais to recognize journalists whose work has shown a remarkable defense of freedom, independence and professional rigor.
Queen Letizia surprised us today by debuting a new frock from Cortana. This is the first piece she has worn by the Spanish label. The label was founded by designer, Rosa Esteva who takes an artisanal approach to her designs. The Cortana line offers relaxed feminine silhouettes for day and evening. All of Cortana’s collections are designed and manufactured by skilled ateliers in Barcelona.
Letizia wore the 'Valentina' dress in blue (€940) from the SS16 collection. The fluid silk dress is a loose fit with dolman sleeves and v-shaped open back with off-centre buttons. It has a fitted waist and the skirt hits below the knee with a bias cut.
On her feet were a new pair of bronze leather heels. They are a bespoke version of Magrit's 'Vanessa' model (shown below in black).
Letizia coordinated the sandals with her metallic snake embossed flap clutch bag, which she has owned since 2011.
She finished the look with a new pair of beaded waterfall earrings.
ID UPDATE (29/05/2016)
The earrings are reportedly a bespoke version of these black diamond string earrings by TOUS (€5,274).
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