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What if Wednesday: Paperdoll Edition

Time for another look at dressing our royal ladies. This time around we’ll focus on multiples and swapping/sharing. But not Luxie sharing. Because that doesn’t always work out so well.

Sometimes a dress or gown comes along that people feel would fit several of our “royal paperdolls”, not just one. So I do my best to oblige. Sometimes it’s a new dress to everyone, and sometimes it can already be in a royal closet.

Information about this dress has gone the way of the wind. Was it already in a royal closet? No idea.
People liked Taylor Swift’s gown a few years back and wondered if I could royal it up a bit.
And finally on M-M, a Dior gown worn by Charlene in 2016. I opened up the neck a bit, which suits M-M much better…
And in Margrethe’s Balmain. Oh, how I love this gown!

What do you think? Could everyone here wear these dresses/gowns in real life, or is it best to leave each to their own? Let us know in the comments!

Photoshops · Sweden · Tiaras

What If Wednesday: Swedes In Tiaras

Putting people in tiaras is a great way to spend the day, and when you’re working with such photogenic subjects, the time just zooms by.

We’ll begin with Victoria and feature tiaras that aren’t in the Swedish collection.

Next up is one of two ladies who can do no tiara wrong in my book, Princess Madeleine.

On to our second Swedish Tiara Master, Princess Sofia.

So what do you think? Do you think they do the tiaras justice? Is there something you’re just dying to see them “try on”? Let me know in the comments and I’ll do my best! I might not be able to get to them all in the comments, but I will do a follow up post!

Denmark · Photoshops · Tiaras

What If Wednesday: The Danish Collection

Let’s take a look at one of Queen Margrethe’s more divisive tiaras, the Naasut Tiara. It’s a lot of very yellow gold, and to be quite honest, it’s not a favorite of mine in any way, shape or form. But it is fun to play with.

I call this “A Trio of Naasuts”. Not great, but I like the more muted golds, silvers and bronze-ish tones. Then I thought why not go for a Mary’s Midnight Tiara feel. I like that one a lot!

I also put it on her a few times, mainly when she had darker hair. This one came out pretty well. Original tiara on the left for all of the ladies below.

I like it much better on Mary and Marie. Their darker hair and complexions seem to work much better with the gold.

What are your feelings on the Naasut? Gorgeous, or maybe all of that fabulous gold could have gone to a better cause? Tell us what you think in the comments!

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What if Wednesdays: Clothing

Let’s take a look at the easiest thing I’ve been asked to do over the years: Color changes. There’s always a gown or dress that someone really likes, but are sure they would flat out LOVE if it had only been in a different color. I’ll feature both the original and altered photos to refresh your memories.

First up is Victoria in her “Kermit” gown. She looks great, but I think it would be so much better in a different color.

Some thought that Letizia’s ball gown worn for the Cambridge wedding, and more recently the Peruvian State Visit, would do better in different colors.

And finally for today, two very recent gowns of Kate’s. One is by Gucci and was worn to the “100 Women in Finance” gala dinner at the Victoria & Albert Museum. The other is a repeat outing of the teal Jenny Packham gown from 2012. The Gucci was fairly “blah” (not to be confused with “blergh”, as they are two different things entirely) so I punched it up a bit. And since I never have been in love with the color of the Packham, I had to fix that too. LOL

What do you think? Did I miss anything? Would you like to see more color options? I didn’t post EVERYTHING I have, so chances are I might have it ready to go! Let me know in the comments!

Britain · Photoshops · Tiaras

What If Wednesday: Re-worked Pieces

Welcome to another post that focuses on gem swapping. Today would have been Princess Margaret’s 89th Birthday, so let’s take a look at her turquoise tiara. You can always find information about the tiara here if you need a refresher.

Here it is in its original form…

And here are some of the changes requested over the years. I’m sure no one will be surprised to hear that any of the below are preferred over the original where I’m concerned. Although as far as turquoise tiaras go, Margo’s is one of the better ones out there.

And just for fun as we close this out, the Duchess of Cambridge, sporting Margo’s tiara. And Margo’s clothes. And Margo’s body. And I think her right ear as well. LOL

So what do you think? Do any of the changes strike your fancy? My personal favorite is the sapphire one of course. Do you think Kate could do this one justice with her own body and her own ear? Let us know!