The Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, the Dresser and the Wardrobe

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The Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, the Dresser and the Wardrobe

The Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, the Dresser and the Wardrobe

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In a snippet serialised in the Mail+ it explained how Angela helped the Queen dress in colourful clothes following the death of her husband. I wasn't expecting Kelly to disclose any deep, dark secrets. Some things as best left private. I did; however, learn a lot more about the Queen than I knew before, which made this a most enjoyable read for me.

Angela revealed she made a lasting impression on Her Majesty the first time she met her - for refusing to tell her a secret. Angela Kelly was one of the Queen's closest confidants - but it's claimed not everybody was that fond of her Credit: PA:Press Association Update: I was interested (but not surprised) to learn that when the Queen retreated to Windsor Castle (after being widowed and in the face of the pandemic) the author was invited to live with her full time. Clearly, Ms Kelly was a cherished companion, as well as the keeper of the wardrobe. A fascinating glimpse of life behind the scenes in the Queen's household. As the Queen's Personal Assistant and senior dresser, Angela Kelly describes her numerous duties including consulting with Queen about suitable fashions for every occasion, caring for delicate fabrics and conducting advance visits to royal tour itineraries to plan the Queen's wardrobe. Kelly also describes the more unique aspects of her role including ironing on the royal train (following the rhythm of the train "like surfing") and letting the bookies know when to close the betting on the colour of the Queen's hat at Royal Ascot. If you know me, you know my love and obsession for the Royals and for fashion and this book covered it all! This book was on my Christmas list and although it is the second book of Angela Kelly and I have not had the chance to read the first one, this book gave an insight of what it is like to work for Her Majesty, The Queen. And oh how I wish I did!In The Other Side of the Coin, The Queen has personally given Angela her blessing to share their extraordinary bond with the world. Whether it’s preparing for a formal occasion or brightening Her Majesty’s day with a playful joke, Angela’s priority is to serve and support. Sharing never-before-seen photographs – many from Angela’s own private collection – and charming anecdotes of their time spent together, this revealing book provides memorable insights into what it’s like to work closely with The Queen, to curate her wardrobe and to discover a true and lasting connection along the way. Kelly herself is a tough Liverpool-Irish girl with great energy and an optimistic outlook. She loves fabric and clothes and feels privileged to have been the means of encouraging the Queen to transition to brighter colors and more modern designs. It's always fun to read about someone who loves his/her job. Her Majesty is said to have told a lady-in-waiting that she was determined to keep busy as it helped her cope with Prince Philip's death. Are some of the detailed descriptions of Queen's private room discussed in the news and social media true?

Anyway! The lovely woman who wrote this book talked about…clothing! Duh what she created with her own vision; what she saw in high end boutiques it’s just amazing. And of course it discusses their special friendship. Quite touching. DREAM JOB A Lovely account from Angela Kelly - The Queens PA and official dresser leads us into a glimpse of the household of our current Queen Elizabeth. As the senior dresser Angela Kelly describes her duties with the queen on a daily basis creating suitable fashions for all occasions. Full of beautiful photographs set in a world which we only know a fraction of. Angela is obviously a very important person in the Queens life and is involved in the fabric selection, the dress making, the alterations, hat design you name it. Even ironing on the Royal train.

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It's not unenjoyable or enjoyable, you can skim long passages, it's somewhere between boring and a perfect example of 'meh'. 2.5 stars, at best. In 2012 Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her Diamond Jubilee, 60 years on the throne, only the second English monarch to do so, Queen Victoria being the first. Even in an ordinary year she attends many events, but this year was special so more were planned, and her wardrobe had to be special too. Angela Kelly serves as the queen's personal assistant, advisor and curator of the personal jewel collection. She also designs most of the queen's wardrobe, including hats, but always with input from the queen. Everything has to be reasonably comfortable to wear, easily seen in a crowd. They start with the fabric which has to not crease or crush easily. They do special shopping, but start with the collection of fabric they already have, much of it bought on previous trips overseas as well as locally in the UK. The wardrobe is made in-house by dressmakers, with a milliner for the hats. This book is a highly enjoyable read. To my knowledge, this is the first book sanctioned by the Queen written by a staff member; a current staff member at that. that the blue and yellow "EU" dress worn during the Opening of Parliament was purely unintentional! You know how when you had to write a paper in school and there was a minimum length requirement so you just kept repeating and rewording the same thoughts over and over? That is this book.

Motcomb Street, улицу с дорогими кутюрными магазинами, думая присмотреть для своей патронессы новые наряды и наладить сотрудничество с какими-то модельерами. В первом же бутике продавщица презрительно оглядела скромно одетую покупательницу и сообщила ей, что у них в магазине представлена высокая мода, которую она вряд ли сможет себе позволить. Келли пишет, что еле удержалась, чтобы дословно не повторить там известную сцену из фильма «Красотка». В соседнем бутике, прямо как в кино, Анжелу встретили тепло и приветливо, терпеливо ответили на все ее вопросы, показали ткани, образцы, обсудили фасоны, а владелец бутика Стюарт Парвин оказался на удивление скромным, не болтливым и добрым человеком. С Домом моды Стюарта Парвина королевский двор сотрудничает до сих пор.The author is a professional royal family dresser. So she goes into the details of selecting costumes for the Queen and what she considered and discussed with the Queen while choosing each outfit. If you are someone who is reading this book just to know more about Queen and not a fashion aficionado and are not interested to know anything about her wardrobe, haute couture, and fashion, you will find some of these areas of this book boring. So what are the new Angela Kelly books releasing in 2022 or beyond? The bookworms here at have been hard at work compiling and sorting the official list of Angela Kelly newest books 2022, Angela Kelly new releases 2022/2023 and beyond.

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