The Queen of Spain presented the Mutua Madrileña Foundation Grants for Social Projects in its 10th edition at the Mutua Madileña's auditorium in Madrid on Thursday.
The annual awards recognize and help promote initiatives by non-profit entities that contribute to improving the socioeconomic reality and quality of life of various vulnerable groups.
Queen Letizia made a sartorial statement for the occasion, wearing a Ukrainian vyshyvanka embroidered blouse.
The embroidery is a fundamental element of the Ukrainian folk costume. According to Wikipedia, the vyshyvanka not only speaks of its Ukrainian origin but also of the particular region in which it was made. Embroidery is thus an important craft within Ukraine and different techniques exist to suit local styles with their own particular patterns and colours. You can find a good range of vyshyvanka blouses on Etsy.
Her Majesty arrived at the auditorium wearing a new black blazer with patch pockets, and yoke-front trousers. I will update the post if they are identified.
Queen Letizia's accessories included her black Möhel 'Coco' Belt, Carolina Herrera 'Astrud' clutch, and Magrit 'Mila' pumps in black leather.
4/3/2022 01:45:22 pm
A lovely gesture by Queen Letizia to wear a vyshyvanka blouse. We all feel helpless with the situation in Ukraine so all we can do is show solidarity. I was inspired by Letizia to buy a vyshyvanka blouse from a Ukrainian seller on Etsy. Thanks Elizabeth for posting the link.
4/3/2022 01:49:34 pm
Such a subtle and diplomatic way to show support for Ukraine. BRAVO Letizia! The black pants, shoes and belt, also the cape set exactly the right tone.
4/3/2022 01:51:32 pm
Oops, just realized that Letizia is not wearing a cape, but rather has her jacket over her shoulders. I never understand the over the shoulder look...either put the jacket on, or take it off. Still the blazer goes well with the outfit.
4/3/2022 11:35:20 pm
I agree, Laura. It must be very uncomfortable balancing the blazer and keeping it from falling off when you wear it on your shoulders.
5/3/2022 08:37:00 am
Looks like a super-smart jacket with the pants :)
4/3/2022 11:33:21 pm
I'm touched that Letizia is keeping the Ukrainian people in her thoughts.
5/3/2022 06:33:13 am
This is a very attractive blouse, beautifully crafted as are the other examples, distinct, intricate embroidery really makes it stand out and unique. I love the black pants, shoes and small clutch. The Queen looks fabulous. A wonderful gesture and it speaks volumes.
5/3/2022 08:36:12 am
What a wonderful gesture by Letizia to adopt this beautiful Ukrainian blouse #StandWithUkraine. She has accessorised it perfectly with the gorgeous slim black crop pants, the fullness coming out from the waist yoke is feminine, the leg-width not too narrow or too long.
5/3/2022 04:14:40 pm
The blouse is gorgeous. Do you know from which band exactly is Queen Letizia’s vyshyvanka blouse!
6/3/2022 09:56:24 am
I'm not sure of the brand, or if there is one. Vyshyvanka blouses are typically handmade by local artisans. It may even have been gifted to her. In 2018, she and King Felipe hosted the Ukrainian President and First Lady for a luncheon at Zarzuela Palace, so perhaps they presented her with the blouse. We can only speculate! https://www.queenletiziastyle.com/blog/queen-letizia-debuts-a-floral-midi-skirt-to-welcome-the-ukrainian-president-and-first-lady-to-spain-with-king-felipe
8/3/2022 05:18:19 am
9/3/2022 11:07:28 am
After seeing HM, I ordered one of these from Etsy and got a very lovely thank you from the vendor. Never occurred to me to do such a thing until Let. did so. Good for her. God bless the Ukraine.
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