I’ve written about being regal in a previous 30 Chic Days Series, and I thought I’d revisit the topic because I love the concept of being Queen-like. Doing this brings to mind someone who is disciplined, majestic, elegant, refined, in charge of her emotions and strong yet lady-like.
I watched a telemovie recently which was a dramatization of the courtship of Mary and Frederick of Denmark and it was very enjoyable. Mary is Australian and the movie followed their love story from when they first met in Sydney, through to their wedding in Denmark. The whole tele-movie had such a joyous and happy feeling and I really got caught up in their romantic, almost fairy-tale-like courtship.
When I'm in the mood I love to study the European royals - there are many elegant examples of chic personal style (both casual and dressy) and, my goodness, they are all model-thin. These ladies are useful inspiration for when I'm feeling lazy and uninspired. A brief viewing of Pinterest pictures and I'm sitting up straight, drinking water, forgoing unncessary cake calories...
With their clothing, yes, I know they have a big designer budget, but I love to see the colours they wear, types of garments etc, especially in their casual clothes, because I don't have a lot of call to wear a ball-gown and tiara.
My favourite Euro-royals to be inspired by are Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark, Princess Caroline of Monaco and her daughter Princess Charlotte, and the Swedish, Spanish, Belgian and Norwegian royal ladies. I also used to love watching two English minor royals - Lady Helen Taylor and Vicountess Serena Linley, although you don't see them around much any more.
My royal ladies encourage me to:
Enjoy my clothing and dress up more
Take more care with my hair, and blow-dry it to be silky and smooth
Wear makeup that is striking and defined, yet flattering and classic
Be ladylike and elegant
Eat with discernment to be slim and healthy
Be refined and sophisticated in my home style
Cultivate good habits
Comport myself well
Such fun! I love being the Queen of my own life. What about you? Are you a royals fan? If so, who's your favourite? What inspiration do you take from them?
See you tomorrow, be chic!