Royal Visit Japan, Day 2
The Queen of Spain started Day 2 of Royal Visit Japan with a solo visit to Keio University and a tour of the Genetic Medical Center.
She arrived wearing her vibrant red Hugo Boss 'Cegina' wool/cashmere coat.
Letizia opted for a simple professional style, combining her white Hugo Boss pleated blouse with a new patterned pencil skirt also by the German brand. It is the 'Marala' model, and it is currently available from the Hugo Boss UK website (£179) and Saks Fifth Ave (US$325).
Letizia accessorized with her black Carolina Herrera clutch and pumps.
She finished her daytime look with her TOUS moonstone tear drop earrings.
Following a day of separate engagements in Toyko, the King and Queen of Spain were reunited for dinner hosted by Japan's Prime Minister, Shinzō Abe at the Akasaka Palace.
Queen Letizia made a sartorial nod to her hosts, wearing a black velvet set trimmed with cherry blossom fabric. It is currently sakura season in Japan where crowds of people flock to parks, gardens and riversides for festivals around blossoming cherry trees.
The two-piece skirt and top are new to us, but they herald from the Armani Privé Fall 2011 Couture collection. The entire collection was a homage to Japan, and Armani used Japanese visual icons - ranging from parasols to cherry blossoms in the designs, as well as obilike belts and origamilike folds. You can view the entire collection on Vogue.
Queen Letizia complemented the set with an exquisite pair of diamond and ruby earrings on loan from Queen Sofia's jewellery box. They work so well with the outfit because they resemble hanging cherries.
Like yesterday, the range of photos from this tour has been limited and so it continues to be a challenge to compile the blog with detailed images of Letizia's clothing and accessories. I will update the post if better photos become available.
7/4/2017 03:37:07 am
The Queen looks well, appropriate and fresh. She is doing really well in this visit.
7/4/2017 08:36:11 pm
Fabulous in red, as always. But it is the Armani Prive that steals the show - sophisticated convergence of woman and dress. Very royal in a modern way.
8/4/2017 06:18:07 am
Love that red coat - so smart and comfortable too. And the Armani dress is just genius - a stellar pick!
23/8/2017 08:57:58 am
Can anyone explain how Letizia and the Duchess of Cambridge can endure wearing such high heels and pointed toes so often? I can't tolerate them even for one day. I'm sure my feet would be badly deformed if I wore them regularly. These heels look so elegant and feminine, but actually wearing them is intolerable. As for the outfit, it's par for the course for the queen--elegant and beautiful.
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