- Jan 25, 2005
Great information and pictures in this thread! Though I still have to say that the Spencer ring in your avatar might still be at the top of my list!
Holy crap!! you don''t think they''d miss just one or those briolettes, do you?Date: 10/15/2007 10:47:11 PM
Empress Marie-Louise Diamond necklace given to her by Napoleon I after she gave birth to their son (nice birth gift, huh?)
I agree! I think Maxima looks even better when she is dressed very casually. She looks pretty good when she is super dressed up, like for banquets and galas etc. It''s her "working" clothes that are a bit strange sometimes. I think part of it is just her taste (which is pretty consistent) and part of it is probably just having a different asthetic - what people think looks good in the Netherlands might not be the same as what people like in the US.Date: 10/21/2007 12:30:14 PM
Being Royal does not presume good taste in clothes. In fact, until Diana, most of Britain''s royals were considered dowdy. Now, while that is not the most important facet to ruling a country, I just do not see how one cannot try a bit harder when there are so many public events to attend. Of course it must be tough being royal, especially when you are second or third behind a sibling, but looking tasteful, whatever the event or jewels you have, should not be THAT tough. Some of the ladies look great in khakis and a t shirt, and others look really funny all done up. Well, I suppose taste is relative...
I agree! What a great smile.Date: 10/21/2007 4:10:45 PM
She''s a darling. Very fresh, unfussy and down to earth.Date: 10/20/2007 7:22:13 PM
Despite the slightly rough start, Maxima has proven to be a very popular Princess. I like her quite a bit because she always has a huge smile on her face. She sometimes makes questionable fashion choices and her hair is almost always a mess - windblown and wild. But she looks like she would be a fun gal - quite the contrast to Princess Mary of Denmark. I like Mary too, but she is always perfect looking and has impeccable taste whereas Maxima seems to be more easy going.
This is another look at her engagement ring.