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Wessex to Edinburgh: Dukedoms, designers and definitely bling - royal style and beauty

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Maireas · 11/03/2023 11:51

Join the gang!
Waves to long term friends, happy to see newbies!

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Maireas · 13/03/2023 11:03

Malala looks fantastic. So elegant.
Yes to the FU Taliban!

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TangledUpInTiaras · 13/03/2023 11:08

Malala looks Fantastic. Like Cara's a lot too. Was going to say I don't mind the slit - and I don't - but I thought to myself...everyone knows you have legs. Why not really let the dress do the talking!

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KillingMeDeftly · 13/03/2023 11:17

Malala and Cara looked amazing, as did Angela B. Cate B and Michelle Y were a bit disappointing, I thought. Salma Hayek looked πŸ”₯ in her red dress. And sheers aren't going anywhere!

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WontTheRealSlimSheldyPlsFuckoff · 13/03/2023 11:18

Malala was the only frock I thought, yes I love it and yes, if they made that in size heifer I would wear it. And yes, even I could look sort of beautiful in it. Plus it would hide my trotters.

I care not for frocks like Cara’s - stunning though she is - that run the risk of your lulu being papped.

The world’s eyes are on you and wooopsy - four pouty lippies.

No thank you.

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Maireas · 13/03/2023 11:37

It's like we were saying on the Apprentice thread, Sheldon. All the skin tight clothing, skyscraper heels and bloated mouths. Seeing women so sexualised is commonplace now.

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WontTheRealSlimSheldyPlsFuckoff · 13/03/2023 11:45

It is a shame.

I don’t look beautiful - nor do I try - when I’m at work.

When everything is hitting every fan, it matters not if I have a full face on, nails that dispense with the need for equipment or a skirt that emphasises my gargantuan but sadly oddly flat behind.

And I’m sure that the folk I work alongside and the public prefer it that way.

If I impress anyone it will be because I get it done.

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WontTheRealSlimSheldyPlsFuckoff · 13/03/2023 11:47

That said, I am going to have a tiara in the mix on Coronation Day. And will pray for a quiet one so that I can have it all day.

It’ll make folk smirk if nowt else. πŸ˜‰

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Maireas · 13/03/2023 11:48

Indeed. I'm also pretty certain that the teenagers I teach are mighty grateful that my workplace outfits reveal nothing more than my love of colourful clothing. πŸ˜‰

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TracyBeakerSoYeah · 13/03/2023 11:49

@Maireas I can't remember but do you still have that memorable photographic memory dress? The Laura Ashley one?

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latedecember1963 · 13/03/2023 11:53

Thank you for the new thread. I haven't posted for over a year but these threads have continued to be a much loved sanctuary during some tricky times. I'll try to be a more active participant again.

Am I right in thinking your dad used to drive the Flying Scotsman, Maireas?
The East Lancs Railway has just had a Flying Scotsman weekend and DH spotted him on his morning walk yesterday. He's a bit camoflaged, but I thought you might like to see the photo.

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WontTheRealSlimSheldyPlsFuckoff · 13/03/2023 11:53

☺️
I still remember our craggy cord suit/tweed suit/kilt wearing teachers and a very bohemian art teacher who wafted around in clouds of voluminous materials. Kind of old school magnificence of the era.

And the fact that they were terrific and moulded us into - dare I say - fairly passable humans.

Not their rigid coupons and high heels.

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WontTheRealSlimSheldyPlsFuckoff · 13/03/2023 11:54

LateDecember1963 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

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latedecember1963 · 13/03/2023 12:00

I know, isn't he magnificent? The ELR passes the back of our house and it's been lovely seeing the puffs of steam going by all weekend and hearing his whistle.

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WontTheRealSlimSheldyPlsFuckoff · 13/03/2023 12:05

You lucky lucky sod.

That is all 😊

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Maireas · 13/03/2023 12:08

Oh wow! Thank you, @latedecember1963
That was my grandfather!
❣️

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Maireas · 13/03/2023 12:09

My father, when still a schoolboy, would join him on the footplate and help fire the engine!
No heath and safety...

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latedecember1963 · 13/03/2023 12:31

Glad to have brought back happy memories. 😘

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justasking111 · 13/03/2023 12:42

Maireas · 13/03/2023 11:37

It's like we were saying on the Apprentice thread, Sheldon. All the skin tight clothing, skyscraper heels and bloated mouths. Seeing women so sexualised is commonplace now.

I read of these Hollywood stars demanding equal pay, sack the lechers like Weinstein. Then they show it all off like a shop window girl in a red light district. Absolutely nothing has changed. 😑

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Maireas · 13/03/2023 12:45

TracyBeakerSoYeah · 13/03/2023 11:49

@Maireas I can't remember but do you still have that memorable photographic memory dress? The Laura Ashley one?

Indeed! You were a wizard to find the original almost instantly!

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justasking111 · 13/03/2023 12:54

My favourite Oscar dress Julia Roberts in vintage Valentino. She bought it for her daughter when she grows up ❀️

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KillingMeDeftly · 13/03/2023 13:16

I read of these Hollywood stars demanding equal pay, sack the lechers like Weinstein. Then they show it all off like a shop window girl in a red light district. Absolutely nothing has changed.

Come on now. The way they choose to dress has nothing to do with what their paid and nor are they responsible for Weinstein's behaviour. And FWIW I've walked through Amsterdam's red light distract. I didn't see any of the women in the windows dressed like the actresses were last night.

And no, you wouldn't dress like that if you're a teacher or work in an office but the Oscars are Hollywood's biggest night - of course people are going to go all out!

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KillingMeDeftly · 13/03/2023 13:18

*they're paid

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WontTheRealSlimSheldyPlsFuckoff · 13/03/2023 13:30

justasking111 · 13/03/2023 12:54

My favourite Oscar dress Julia Roberts in vintage Valentino. She bought it for her daughter when she grows up ❀️

The ultimate Oscar frock. Sublime.

I loved Gwynnie in this too.

You couldn’t have anything spare about you in it but it is astoundingly elegant.

Im not one for fuss, frills or ruffles.----

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Maireas · 13/03/2023 13:42

That is so elegant.

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Maireas · 13/03/2023 14:34

Unlike Hunter Schafer. Don't look.

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