18 October 2015

Sunday Tidbits for October 18: Five Royal Women, One Bonus Tiara

Updates from some leading ladies that don't always cross our sartorial radar make up this week's edition of tidbits:

--The most interesting royal outfit this month (well, without a tiara involved) goes to Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands, for wearing a long kimono made of recycled aluminum pull tabs - oh yes! - by Walleska Ecochicc. I could tell you that this was for Sustainability Day, but you probably already guessed that, right? She was at a school, reading a children's book about sustainability that she co-wrote, and this is one sneaky sartorial move to get kids to talk about her cause. Put those kooky fashion powers to use for the greater good, I say! [ParisMatch]
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--The Duchess of Cornwall's work with rape victims is getting some much-needed attention this week. She also got to present the Man Booker Prize (which must be a favorite engagement for a book lover such as herself), so yeah, Cams had good week. [Telegraph, Zimbio]

--In other top-notch royal engagement news, the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence joined Princess Astrid of Belgium in Brussels to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of Edith Cavell. Cavell was a British nurse who helped advance modern nursing in Belgium and whose efforts to help Allied soldiers escape occupied Belgium in World War I ended with her execution by a German firing squad. This particular royal pairing seems the perfect choice to honor this heroine. [Telegraph, Facebook]
Photo: Guy Goossens - Sénat de Belgique. See an additional gallery here.

--Over at the Jewel Vault, Queen Elizabeth II has returned to action after the Balmoral break. She had engagements with Prince Harry and with horses, so that's a banner week. We also talked about who's doing what for the upcoming Chinese state visit.

--And finally, here's a bit of non-royal tiara news for you: In China, actress/model/singer/megastar Angelababy borrowed a diamond and pearl tiara from Chaumet to wear with her Dior haute couture gown at the lavish celebrations for her wedding to actor Huang Xiaoming. This particular tiara was previously worn by the Countess of Paris. Angelababy also wore another diamond Chaumet tiara for photographs. [Chaumet, Pinterest, Harper's Bazaar]

Coming up this week: The rest of the Belgians in Poland, and more...