Style Profile: Young, Hot European Royals

Style Profile: Young, Hot European Royals

Style Profile: Young, Hot European Royals

Sat, 2008-06-28 11:00

Gabbie Perez

Beautiful, rich, young, sophisticated, and oh-so-stylish… jealous yet? Paris Hilton only wishes she was one of these true heiresses. Let’s meet these leading ladies…


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Who: Charlotte Casirahi of Monaco, 21
Parents: Princess Caroline and her former husband, Stefano Casiraghi
Claim to fame: Granddaughter of Grace Kelly, on Vanity Fair’s Best Dressed List 2006, best friends with Kaiser Karl Lagerfeld…c’est pas mal, huh?
Addictions: perennial front row seats during Paris Fashion Week and European aristocratic boy toys

Who: Beatrice of York, 19
Parents: Andrew, Duke of York and former wife Sarah, Duchess of York (the other Fergie)
Claim to fame: Roberto Cavalli’s latest muse, friends with Kate Moss
Addictions: designer duds, designer buds, and partying sans paparazzi

Who: Zara Phillips, 27
Parents: HRH Princess Anne of Windsor and her former husband, Captain Mark Phillips
Claim to fame: the eldest and reported favorite granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II
Addictions: horses — won the gold at the 2006 World Equestrian Games and a 2008 Olympic equestrian hopeful

Who: Madeline of Sweden, 26
Parents: Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden
Claim to fame: Third in line to the throne, Number 12 on Forbe’s Magazine “20 Hottest Young Royals” 2008
Addictions: Gucci purses, equestrian, charity

Steal Their Style

Don’t have an extra million in the bank? Don’t fret. Just remember these three rules of royalty and you’ll be ready to meet the Queen without busting your bank account.

1. Keep it simple: These young ladies never look over done or over accessorized — much unlike their American contemporaries. Keep make up to a minimum (think mascara with red lips or dramatic eyes with nude lips) and keep accessories as statement pieces (that means limited to one or two!).

2. Keep it classic: These ladies don’t follow every trend of the season. Instead, they opt for timeless pieces, colors, and patterns… think pearls, diamonds (or in my case rhinestones), scarves, trench coats, stripes, lace, things that you see every season, every year.

3. Have fun: My favorite European trend of the moment is mixing and matching clashing patterns and colors. Who says a leopard print scarf can’t be matched with classic stripped t-shirt and red skinny jeans? Think outside the box when you wear your ‘classics’ — you can do no wrong, I promise.

A. Featherweight Cotton Stripped Tee $25 at JCrew
B. Cyndi Chan Signature Satin Trench Coat $350 at Second City Style Store
C. Michele Urban Mini White Enamel watch with Scarlet Patent Leather Band at $395
D. Rouge Dior Replenishing Lip Color at Sephora $27
E. Majorica 18 inch Pearl Necklace at Saks Fifth Avenue $226
F. Salvatore Ferragamo Mimose Floral Scarf at Neiman Marcus $270

Photo Sources:
Charlotte Casirahi of Monaco
Beatrice of York
Zara Phillips
Madeline of Sweden

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