27 June 2010

Week in Review: Princess Máxima, 20-26 June

Here's what Princess Máxima wore the week of 20-26 June:
  1. At the Dol-Fijn school in Deventer for a meeting about financial upbringing, 21 June. Unfortunate wrinkling situation with the trousers there.
  2. Opening the new campus of the British School in Leidschenveen, 22 June. Normally I'd have to say the pink-raspberry-orange color combination is a bit retina-searing, but if anyone can pull it off, it's Máx. Same strappy orange sandals we just saw in Stockholm, by the way.
  3. Received the scenariostudie NL2040 and attending the CPB Lecture in The Hague, 22 June. Interesting, this. A dress with vertical ruffles under a coat edged in the same fluff. It's bordering on too old for her, but I think she's working it.
  4. Financial Action Task Force meeting, 23 June, a) on the NATAN runway, and b) in action. In the battle between Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg and Máxima, I have to declare a win for the Netherlands. At least Máxima's wearing the dress, and not letting it wear her (as was poor young Alexandra's problem). But a win in this dress for anyone is a win with heavy reservations: it's just not pretty. At all.
Best and Worst of the Week
This magenta number is bright and cheery and pretty. The mustard NATAN monster is none of those things. It doesn't even look good on the runway, for heaven's sake. The cardigan makes it worse. (Though, for the record, I came thisclose to giving worst of the week to outfit #1. Totally forgettable, a pretty egregious offense for a princess, if you ask me.)

Photos: PPE/Buys/ANP/RoyalImages/Marcel Antonisse/Belga/PPHolland