09 July 2010

Flashback Friday: Sonja and Her Yellow Gowns

Queen Sonja turned 73 this past Sunday, and I thought, what better way to honor her than by paying tribute to her favorite color, yellow?

Sonja's been a sunny dresser since her days as Norway's Crown Princess.  You know it's love when mustard evening gloves are involved.

She wears her fair share of yellow during the day, sure, but it's at night that her love of the sunshine color really comes out to play.
Sometimes it's lacy, and sometimes it's ruffly, but where you really start to notice it is in her habit of repeating.  Witness the pièce de (yellow) résistance.....

Straight off Sesame Street.  It's not a bad dress...at first.  But it's just so much COLOR and it's worn so OFTEN.  Plus, she has no qualms about combining it with her emeralds - both the massive Empress Josephine emerald tiara and the modern Star Wars-esque tiara.  I don't mind the color nearly as much with the diamond-only jewelry.

For your birthday, Sonja, I wish you many happy returns and, most of all, many NEW yellow dresses.