Dec 2, 2010

Queen Rania of Jordan...some style appreciation

Reforming education, supporting budding entrepreneurs, fighting for women's rights, improving laws relating to women and children, and trying to put an end to honour killings is all in a day's work for the stunningly beautiful Queen Rania of Jordan. Her style has definitely evolved since she married King Abdullah and first became Queen in 1993, and today she is a style icon not just for women in the Middle East, but for the entire world.

Just like her chum Sheikha Moza, Queen Rania's style is timeless and classic, with a focus on minimalist tailoring, monochrome colour and subtle embellishments. However, she also likes to experiment with prints. Like a true style goddess, she breaks up monochrome and print with a funky belt and teams smart blazers and leather jackets with her dresses. She knows how to do casual, glamorous and formal, and can even rock the latest trends, from leather to ladylike fashion.

Rania cites Burberry, Chloe, Rouland Mouret, Givenchy and Elie Saab as her favorite designers and has been seen out and about in a lot of Elie Saab as well as Celine, Temperley London, Armani, Prada and Giambattista Valli. Many of her ensembles are straight off the haute couture runway, but modified to remain modest.

Georgio Armani calls her a "designer's dream" with the body of a model and said that she knows how to carry herself "like the Queen she is". She even scored a Vanity Fair spread shot be legendary photographer Mario Testino.

What's even more cool is that the U.S. edition of Glamour named her as one of their Women of the Year 2010, calling her "the 21st Century Queen". She's such a cool queen she even has a Twitter account, a blog, and a You Tube channel with nearly 30,000 subscribers.

The testament to her natural flair for being stylish? She is a Queen and does not employ a stylist!

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