The King and Queen of Spain delivered the XXXV edition of the "Francisco Cerecedo" Journalism Award to Rubén Amón this evening at the Hotel Palace in Madrid.
The purpose of the annual award is to honor journalists who battle the pressures and influences of power, and promote freedom of expression.
Queen Letizia premiered a new Carolina Herrera V-neckline black neoprene dress with white cut-out detail at the waist and long midi flared skirt.
She coordinated the dress with a new pair of black and white pointed toe pumps. They are a bespoke design by Magrit.
The Queen also premiered a new braided clutch bag. It is the Bottega Veneta's iconic 'Knot' clutch (US$2,200). It features the classic intreccio Impero weave against a snakeskin trim, as well as the knotted top clasp made from the label's signature "Brunito" gunmetal-tone hardware. The bag is available from Bottega Veneta, and My Theresea.
Letizia finished the look with a new pair of Coolook 'Venus' zirconia hoop earrings (€176).
Queen Letizia has favored a dark palette for this event since 2004. For her first attendance as a newly crowned princess, Letizia wore a brown brocade coat. From 2005 it has become somewhat of tradition for Letizia to wear black to this awards ceremony. She was absent in 2006 having just given birth to her first child, Leonor. Last year she surprised us with a Teresa Helbig white flapper-style dress. This year it was back to black. Do you have a favourite look?
22/11/2018 04:40:19 am
Welcome back Elizabeth & Alessandra! It feels so good being able to comment on this blog once again. I have had so much fun over the past year. I feel as though we have a special community here.
23/11/2018 08:11:56 am
Oh dear, I was thinking how well the neckline had been done! I thought it's low enough to be sexy but not cheap and I love it!! But it is such fun to be able to debate the matter here again - so very civilised :)+
23/11/2018 11:35:57 pm
Hey Bertie, thanks for your feedback But,that is the problem I have with the neckline- that it is "sexy". I don't think a Queen should be "sexy". But I respect your opinion and that is why we are here to exchange ideas in a friendly and constructive way.
22/11/2018 08:12:41 am
I love 2015's look. Great to have you back!
22/11/2018 09:45:22 am
I am so glad that you are back! :)
23/11/2018 08:09:51 am
Oh this is pure heaven to have Letizia back on track with her own proper blog. And she’s looking so gorgeous! Love the dress though the white stripe is a tad Nike-like, but passing quickly over that it’s a super elegant look and the Herrera shaping of the A-line is masterly as ever. It was nothing short of genius to find the complementary two-tone pumps as well. Her hair is fantastic, which is something as I don’t always like her wavier styles, the clutch is lovely with its contrast texture and the earrings are sensational. Thank you thank you thank you Alessandra and Elizabeth!! I love the fashion flashback – brilliantly done, though I hope and pray we have seen the last of that white tiered flapper dress 0_0
24/11/2018 08:46:33 am
I agree with what's mentioned already. The cut out detail at the waist matching the shoes white detail. Unique. That pic of her beside the earrings. She's radiant.
This is a bit late, but I was perplexed by the statements that the cleavage is sexy and a queen should not be sexy. That statement was made by the press to create headlines. This is one woman who can 'bring it' without any effort. The antidote is the ugly red outfit she wore the next day with matronly hair, a flat affect and eyes that looked like marble, as if she had indeed been chastised. The neck to ankles black of the day after that was also in the same line. That is not who she is and it shows. It's like asking a beautiful bird to tone down its plumage.. We have seen some strapless dresses on others that show waaay more cleavage not to mention the portraits from previous centuries but the word sexy had not been attached to them...
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