13 September 2016

Royal Outfit Grab Bag of the Day: September 13

One question mark, two exclamation marks:

Queen Rania received a humanitarian award on Sunday at the Celebrity Fight Night Italy benefiting The Andrea Bocelli Foundation and The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center.
In the midst of thinking to myself how dedicated Rania is to her humanitarian work, as she received another honor for it, I also couldn't stop wondering about her curious choice of shawl and shoe color - blue, with a red dress - and why she needed to carry that shawl around in every single picture from the evening. (Hey, I have a frivolity disclaimer on this blog for a reason.) Turns out it's not a shawl at all.
Atelier Versace Fall 2016
It's a train with two skinny pieces of blue and red, and it's attached from the back of the shoulder all the way down. And she carried it everywhere, except when she needed both hands to make her speech and get her award. (You can see it in action on the runway here.) I never thought I'd be rooting for an unrelated shawl, but here we are.

The Countess of Wessex attended the St. John Ambulance's Everyday Heroes Awards last week.
This is hot. I would've loved a strappy shoe here, but that doesn't change the hotness factor.
Stella McCartney dress, per the Countess of Wessex Blog
She's also managed to score a hit from the hit-or-miss Stella McCartney, which is a win on its own.

Princess Charlene and the princely family attended the annual Pique Nique Monegasque this weekend.
This is lovely. Precisely the thing for a beautiful day outdoors...when one is a princess, making an official appearance, of course. Which she is, and therefore she hit it just right.
Vilshenko dress
This is also the best royal Vilshenko dress we've seen so far. Add that to the list of achievements.

Photos: via Getty Images, Vogue, Lyst, Net-a-porter