The Rainbow Queen
I’m not exactly the world’s most ardent monarchist, but there’s one aspect of the Royal Family I will always have a soft spot for.
The Queen’s outfits!
The Queen was working the block colour look many years before it appeared on the runway. And I’m pleased to announce that Vogue have finally acknowledged this, with a fantastic infographic on the back page of their May issue.
My favourite bit is the line up of floral frocks to the bottom left, which looks a bit like the Queen is doing a robot dance.
I’m going to frame this and stick it on the wall to remind me to sew more with bright colours. If it’s good enough for Her Majesty, it’s certainly good enough for me.
(p.s. – if you’re into Royal outfits, you have to check out The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor, a mesmerising blog which covers in exhaustive detail every unnecessary ruffle, Euro-trashy hat, and bizarre ceremonial sash you could ever wish for)