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The Queen embodies everything I believe in: her strength as a woman, her power, her leadership and her impeccable fashion. My mother, a lover of anything royal, was the first woman to introduce and share with me her love for the Queen.
At a young age my Mother and I would watch the Queen on television programmes. I remember seeing her majesty for the first time thinking “Wow, the Queen is wearing bright colours, makeup and pearls. She looks amazing.” My Grandmother and other older people around me always said they were too old to wear brightly coloured clothes and makeup, something I never understood why. So seeing the Queen, it was like she broke all the rules. A breath of fresh air and a sense of I want to look like that when I reach that age! The Queen just oozes pure fabulousness and fierceness, breaking the traditional stereotype of you can’t wear or look a certain way when your older. When you do mature you don’t have to fall into the lifeless boring world of dull fashion.
Over the years the Queen hasn’t shown any signs of her fashion slowing down. Instead she has shown more consistency, carrying on with the bright colours. After all, who wants to blend into the background? Just because you’re older why should you wear more natural neutral colours?!
The Queen influences my style in many ways, from her younger self, to the present day. When the Queen was younger, her feminine dresses provided a silhouette girly and pretty. The present day Queen inspires me through her simpler, clean cut and structured outfits. I am not a bag person at all, but seeing the Queen hold her bag makes me want to run out and buy one! The Queen will forever and always be my favourite Fashion icon. – Harveen
The Queen: A leader, A ruler, A role model and A fashion icon.
Just how does Her Majesty carry out all these roles whilst serving us fierce chic and elegant timeless fashion? Her fashion appeals to anyone at any age, whether it be at the age of 18 with her pearls, or her younger self in feminine dresses, or being a young adult in her structured coats — a consistent fashion trend during winter. Even at a more mature age her trademark brightly coloured outfits, hats and Launer bag may provide you with major inspiration. If you’re finding it difficult to find similar pieces or want a more modern look, Dolce and Gabanna created an entire collection in 2008 inspired by the Queen from the tartan prints to silk scarves.