06 August 2013

Weekly Royal Fashion Awards: July 28-August 3, Plus Your Amethyst and Turquoise Winners!

Best in Regulars
Queen Mathilde attends a memorial service marking the 20 year anniversary of the death of King Baudouin; Princess Letizia and the Spanish royal family pose while starting their vacation
I suppose I like Mathilde's hat, but I'm not sure her hat likes her - it attempted to flee the scene of the memorial. And as for Letizia...infantas! That is all.

And an Honorable Mention to...
Princess Charlene attends the Red Cross Ball
Yes, that's right: color and a pair of earrings = news!

Who was your best dressed last week?

And now it is time for the latest additions to your ultimate tiara collection, the winners of your amethyst and turquoise competitions...

Queen Mary's Amethyst Tiara and The Persian Turquoise Tiara!
I thought perhaps we'd have another Swedish winner, maybe a German member of the club, but nope: add another two British tiaras to the pile, please. Neither of these two have been featured in depth, so you leave me no choice - NO CHOICE - but to declare this a Tiara Week. Features coming at you tomorrow and Thursday. Sacrifices, sacrifices...if only you could hear the dramatic sighs I'm putting on for you right now.

Mary's won the contest handily, but Margaret's just squeaked by. Here are your runners up:
3. The Cartier Amethyst Tiara, or the Not-Alexandra Tiara, as I've come to call it - it is, in fact, a Cartier piece in a museum in Italy.
5. The Bedford/Tavistock Amethyst Tiara.

3. Queen Olga's Russian Turquoise Tiara.

Photos: Getty Images/Scanpix/Munn/Corbis