Yesterday, I happened to have my toe nails painted in Chanel's Nouvelle Vague and was struck by the Queen at Wimbledon being very on the button. She was nearly sporting Nouvelle Vague all over. Her outfit was wonderful. It was a real coordinated coat, dress and hat ensemble, topped by matching bag and shoes.
I'm no fan of matching anything but this was magnificent. I'm actually no fan of royalty either but the Queen's appearance signified a moment of dignity in the midst of the Lib/Con austerity fest which is beginning to grate. It seems their view of austerity is to deprive women of any benefits and curb their lifestyle. So much for the Liberals. The Tory view of women in the home baking jam in jolly spirits and sacrificing nice clothes for the good of the children is at the fore. For some reason the Queen seemed to be showing off and giving us hope. Perhaps she was saying wear your clothes loud and proud. Have nice skin, slap the makeup on and ignore that Osbourne, waste the housekeeping on gin and lipstick. I do hope so - she can become a beacon for womankind against losing the child benefit to spend on The Outnet or god forbid essentials.
All images of her Majesty off the big screen at Wimbledon.