Again a not expensive thing to not upset the poor people (there is not shops there or brands or clothes)...they wear a white t-shirt and pants. And they still sing and dance and are happy.
Sorry, but our world sometimes worry about nonsense. This is place where your mind changes.
Wendy, I sympathize with the poor people in Cuba and I sincerely hope things will improve for them under the new leader. But I don't understand why they would get upset if a visiting King and Queen showed up wearing expensive clothes. They must know there are some people in this world who have more than them and some who have less. We all know this no matter how much money we have. We shouldn't get upset when we see others who have more. Life would not be worth living. We should accept it and be happy with whatever we have. I think wearing your best clothes shows respect and honour to the people you are meeting. We should focus on the person and their qualities not on the cost of their clothes.
Wendy, we are speaking about people starving, no clothes, no electricity, living 20 together in the same house, without medicines, without legs or arms....I did not take photos because I was not able to do it....
Also the govermment is communist, until now I have not said the word....they say that all must be cheap ( then they do the contrary...)
For me it is not sensitive...sorry.
Wendy, you said yourself "they sing and dance and are happy". So despite not having luxuries ( and some necessities) they could be happier than some rich people. Sometimes it's the things that money can't buy that make us happy.
Sandy, totally agree with you!!
PS, I am getting old, I wrote my own name in the las comment as an aswer. I must think in English and I loose the plot sometimes, sorry.
I knew what you mean't by the name, Wendy. No need to apologize.
Yes but the govermment and militars live very well. They say that they are communists , so they should avoid the ostentation too, they don't , complicated place, good for vacation though, the hotels are Spanish and have food.
At least people who works for the Spanish hotels can eat well and have a place to live with windows...
Wendy I was in Cuba 40 years ago and from what you say, their way of life has not improved. Yes, indeed they are poor, but happy people. We took many gifts when we visited to give to hotel staff and others who helped us. I admire Letizia's restraint in her clothing choices and the repeat outfits she has worn in Cuba.
This pink dress is very pretty, although a tad little girly. The shirt style doesn't match the sheer material in its execution. I never like the shoes with the plastic.
Cubans are great, they sing, dance they sell CDs with theis songs to survive, most people sing very well and play an instrument. They are very educated all of them go to University, however they study IT without computers.....or only one kind or economy, guess which one!!, and Russian.
I gave away all my clothes and my husband too , mainly jeans, because there are no brands there. I bought powder milk for the children. We, the Spaniards as we understand the language we speak with them a lot.
As I told you this summer we were in Brasil....in another chapter....😁
Fun tho it is to have something new this one doesn't work for me, it's very much at odds with other sleek tour choices we've had up to now.
The translucent organza doesn't sit with the workaday shirtdress style being too light to hang well and thereby contrarily creating extra bulk. It doesn't help that there had to be a second modesty layer and even the tie belt adds more unflattering volume.
Love the beautiful earrings, but those lovely sleek Madden heels also seem at odds with the frou-frou of the dress above. Definitely brave of Letizia to try this Maje, hope others like it more than me!
So beautiful material, so beautiful colour, so romantic...but something is wrong. With this kind of material you don't make a shirt dress. It just doesn't go together. Shirt dress diminishes the possible elegance you could get with that material, IMHO.
Anyway, we must give her credit for beeing brave and trying new styles.
This is not an outfit I could wear but I think it looks great on Letizia. It is another feminine, elegant and romantic ensemble. I love that the outfit is comprised of two pieces with a sheath dress underneath the translucent robe. It's a nice change from what we've come to expect of the Queen. And the blush pink colour is lovely.
I love the idea of this romantic creation, it is inspired by couture. Sadly, this style can't be achieved with the same refinement at this price level. This dress should embody something Grace Kelly would wear in 'Rear Window' with a tailored blouse, matching patent waist belt and dreamy layers of full skirt. Firstly, I wish Maje hadn't put the patch pocket on the bust, that the buttons were concealed by a front placket and that the gathers were more delicate at the waist seam line. The fit of the shirt is off, the shoulder seam lines hang at the tops of the arms. There would have been a vast improvement if the Queen had worn the original slip that comes with the dress, or something similar with a v-neck, spaghetti straps and a full skirt to echo the body of the dress. The wider straps of the slip appear heavy under the light organza. In many of the photographs the belt is riding up above the waist seam line (I appreciate that this is very hard to stop), I may have been inclined to double the tie around the waist like a cummerbund and hope there was enough length left for an extravagant bow, which adds an opulence to the overall look. The jewels are quietly stunning, I don't like the mules but they match perfectly in colour. This wasn't the occasion to be debuting a lavish new pair of shoes and I'm not sure that the dress is deserving of them.
One thing I am learning from reading this blog, and also ones about Kate and Meghan, is that a high price for a garment really does make a difference. So often we comment about a dress not hanging well, or not fitting properly. And then when you look at the price point is it lower. Although I could never afford, McQueen, or Dior, or Chanel, or Gucci, I certainly can appreciate that an expensive dress excels in fabric, in construction and in tailoring.
We all appreciate good tailoring and fabrics but I don't think the price always dedicates how it will fit. Take for example, Meghan; the bespoke pieces she wears rarely suit her body type, but she usually looks lovely in the more affordable off-the-rack pieces.
Hi Laura, I mostly agree. I do think that there are gems to be found on the high street, but for royal ladies who are photographed from every angle, I think these pieces are usually most successful when they are kept simple and altered to improve the tailoring. To showcase the very best of Spanish, or in this case French high-street, Princess Marie of Denmark wore a grey check trouser suit from Maje last week that fitted beautifully. For dresses such as this, that embody a story, I think you have to go above the high street or re-wear a quality repeat. While writing my comment for this dress I got up a photograph of the Felipe Valera blush dress worn in October and there is no comparison between the two in fit and quality. Fabrics and construction are always superior the more you spend, but the garments only really look good if the wearer understands their body type and doesn't just buy clothes because they like them or are on-trend. A lot of this comes with time and having experienced stylists, personal and in-store around you.
Not always true Laura. Letizia once wore a white Carolina Herrera blazer and the sleeves were too long.
Thanks for mentioning Rear Window. It's my favorite Alfred Hitchcock movie. The outfits created by Edith Head were fabulous.
Hi Sandy, Mine too! I've seen it so many times. Grace Kelly's wardrobe was breathtaking! Everything down to her Mark Cross overnight bag.
The Queen looks lovely in this outfit. Beautiful shade of colour. I like the two pieces, but the outer organza doesn't fall well, looks like more fabric than their probably is. Dainty diamond drop earrings are gorgeous. Regardless the Queen wears it well.
Dress: Love the sheerness of it. Multi layer works for me. I could do without the one pocket on the left. Would be good if QL wore it with the collar flipped up on the back.
Hair: upswept is good. What's not good is that it's too messy. The back strands running wild not a good look.
Shoes: I love these SM mules in any colour that she owns. With this dress? I had to think hard on this one. Yes. I've decided yes. Took me a long time. But yes.
Earrings: Love them! What's not to love.
QL overall, back to back pastel new dresses! Go QL! :D
I must say that Felipe has been very brave and his speech was about democracy, so in Spain we are very proud of him. Also they have no food because they have and embargo, blocked by US...the govermment is rich but not the poor population.
As always most powerful people ruin the poors, ideology is only a excuse.
I only hope this trip will get better things there.
PS: I only meant to clear what King's posture.