INSPIRATION: ROYALS PAST
I had to! Royal fever has hit me full throttle… sigh.
With Kate Middleton, princess-to-be, ONE day away from HER ROYAL HIGHNESS, I thought it poignant to have a look back at some of my favorite royals from past to present.
What makes a royal timeless? Classic beauty, of course. Princess Grace and Princess Di are probably the most famous – and arguably the most beautiful, but there are many more that are just as timeless and just as classic. Royals, by nature, don’t take as many risks or chances, but they always look put together, sophisticated and photog ready (which I love). Not a hair out of place, not an eyelash without mascara.
Here, some of the real life royal beauties:
PRINCESS LETIZIA OF SPAIN
She’s got great genes, naturally, but an easy to maintain haircut, flawless skin and well defined arches give her that regal appeal. Notice how even her highlights are perfectly maintained. No trends going on here.
CROWN PRINCESS OF DENMARK MARY ELIZABETH
Tres sophisticated and very regal. Her raven hair, dark eyes and defined arches scream timeless. Eyes are very important when talking about classic beauty. So much of beauty comes from the eyes – the gaze, the stare, the story from the soul.
QUEEN RANIA OF JORDAN
Beautiful genes again, but, still, she knows how to work what she’s got. A trend I’m noticing, royals have great brows. Rania’s are no exception. She also has fabulous bone structure which definitely helps give her that classic appeal.
PRINCESS GRACE OF MONACO
From movie star to princess, it was a true fairy tale. How beautiful is that face? Those eyebrows? That flawless skin? Her makeup only added to an already effortless beauty. The epitome of classic.: effortless.
PRINCESS DIANA OF WALES
Princess Di definitely grew into her beauty, but I believe that’s why people relate to her is because she wasn’t untouchable. She was familiar. Although she had a classic elegance – the short hair, great skin, dramatic eyes, there was an ease to her beauty.