Wednesday, April 24, 2013
First Latina Queen...in Europe: Crown Princess Máxima of the Netherlands

Princess Máxima of the Netherlands, wife of Willem-Alexander Prince of Orange heir-apparent to the throne of the Netherlands will become queen consort in less than a week--on April 30th. In case you haven't been keeping up with all things Euro-Royal, Queen Beatrix is going to abdicate on that date and her oldest son, Willem-Alexander--husband to Crown Princess Máxima--will become King.


Queen Mother--Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands

Future Queen: Máxima of the Netherlands

Máxima's new title as of April 30th will be HM Queen Máxima, Princess of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau, queen consort. Born Máxima Zorreguieta Cerruti in Buenos Argentina--she will become the first Latina queen consort in Europe or so royal historians say. Now, what I am more interested in (naturally!) is her FASHION! There's much speculation as to what she will wear during the coronation day. So...let's take a look at her Fashion/Style Choices from the last few years, as well as her Top Three Designers. We know that A) She loves COLOR, a Good--and FABULOUS--hat, Couture (over $50,000 per gown PLEASE!), and she's NOT a Fashion Wallflower...

Máxima Loves a Good Hat:
 Mustard Yellow Wedding Guest Fab: Monaco Royal Wedding of Prince Albert and Princess Charlene of Monaco in July 2011


 Fuschia and Red Máxima

 Exploded Silver Rose: Baptism of Princess Alexia of the Netherlands--Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima's second daughter

Fur Chubby Glam:
Purple Princess: Princess Máxima in purple fur chubby and ivory pants ensemble

Red Carpet One-Shoulder Golden Girl:
 Princess Máxima loves a good one-shoulder and Grecian Goddess draped-inspired gown

 Cape Chic:
 Daytime Chic: Princess Máxima looks chic and elegant--yet still very on-trend with this ivory boat-neck dress with cape "sleeves"

Ethnic Fab:
Sari Princess: In 2008, Princess Máxima launched the Amsterdam-India festival, the largest celebration of Indian art and culture in Amsterdam at the time. The Argentinian born princess opened the event in Amsterdam’s Museum Square wearing this Indian-inspired  sari-like ensemble in ocean blue and gold.

Her Fave Designers:
Natan: Natan is a Belgium designer very popular with the Euro Royals. Crown Princess Máxima attended Prinsjesdag (Budget Day) in The Hague, Netherlands wearing this Natan gown. The dress code for Prinsjesdag is one that used to be incredibly popular but we rarely see today: floor-length gowns and orders, plus hats because it’s still daytime. Máxima wore this fuchsia colored Natan gown which she actually previously wore on a state visit to Qatar in 2011. Her shoes are also by Natan and her hat is by Fabienne Delvigne.

Benito Fernandez: Princess Máxima has worn the designs of fellow Argentinian Benito Fernandez. Fernandez is known for ruffles, flounces and a bit of the "Latino" design flair.

Jan Taminiau: Princess Máxima LOVES this Dutch fashion designer and has worn his design many times, including the Luxembourg Royal Pre-Wedding dinner (top photo) and a recent visit to Brunei (above).

Valentino Gal:
Finally, there's Valentino. Princess Máxima wore Valentino Custom Haute Couture on her Wedding Day in 2001, twelve years ago. The gown--estimated at costing over $200,000 (it's Haute Couture darlings!) was GLORIOUS, elegant and featured a QUEEN-worthy train (see above photo). She has continued  to wear designs from the Italian fashion house...

 Black and Silver Cocktail--Princess Máxima in Valentino Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear
Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima at Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria's Pre-Wedding Dinner in 2010--Princess Máxima is wearing Valentino Haute Couture Spring 2006

Can't wait to see what she'll wear on coronation day!!

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