10 August 2015

Monday Tidbits for August 10: The Best Dressed List Edition

Hello again! Welcome to the official summer slowdown, where the royals go into hiding for their summer holidays and we reflect the lack of current events by slowing down a little bit around here too. For the next few weeks, Sunday Tidbits will be Monday Tidbits, and Thursdays will have a tiara post but no outfit post. We'll pick back up sometime in September, when things usually return to normal.

--Vanity Fair has published its annual International Best Dressed List, and for once, I agree with the royal picks. (Well...mostly.) A few members of interest to us:
  • Charlotte Casiraghi. This is deserved, I think, because for someone often dressed by her sponsor (Gucci) or her family friend (Karl Lagerfeld), she still manages to make her own style mark. 
  • The Countess of Wessex earns a spot, a well-deserved recognition for someone who has been steadily improving her style for several years now. 
  • Queen Letizia, who is putting her own stamp on queenly style like no one else.
  • Prince Harry and Prince Carl Philip hit the list for the men. Dashing fellows indeed, but I'm not sure that has that much to do with fashion.
  • Beatrice Borromeo and Pierre Casiraghi are on the couples list, which: YES. I point you to the recent wedding fashion extravaganza should you have any doubts.
  • Sheikha Mozah is appointed to the Hall of Fame, and I'm simply in disbelief that it took this long for her to make it there. She'd be my #1 appointee. (Others already in the Hall of Fame that you might be wondering about include the Duchess of Cambridge, the Prince of Wales, Crown Prince Pavlos, Princess Marie-Chantal, and more.)

--In other news, Luxembourg's grand ducal family joined in on the summer family photo extravaganza. The court issued a series of pictures of the family frolicking at their summer home on the French Riviera, and Princess Amalia's wee ponytail is KILLING me. [Luxarazzi]

--Princess Astrid of Belgium and her family also posed for some snaps while on their holiday in Italy. [ParisMatch]

--Princess Anne's branch of the family and the Wessex family joined up for some fun at the Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park. [PurePeople]
Mia Tindall, future Best Dressed List nominee

--And finally, over at the Vault, we covered one of the most impressive necklaces in the British collection, and it is a WHOPPER in every single sense. We're also talking about the Royal Family Order of Queen Elizabeth II in depth. [Jewel Vault]

Coming up this week: Checking in with your favorite Spanish royals, plus what Crown Princess Mary's been up to.

Photos: via Twitter and Getty Images