Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Princess Diana: Style Icon, Mom, Princess, Royalty, Humanitarian...

Today, on Edwina LaShan Fashion Blog we honor Our Style Icon, the Honorable The Stunning, The Elegant, The Classic, The Glamourous and Beautiful, Royal Princess Diana! 

Known for her sophistication and elegant style! 

First, and Foremost let's learn a little about Our Icon...

Diana, Princess of Wales, formally known as Diana Frances Spencer. Diana was born July 1, 1961. She was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, who is the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II. 

Diana was born into an aristocratic English family with royal ancestry as The Honourable Diana Spencer. She was the fourth child of John Spencer, Viscount Althorp and his first wife, the Honourable Frances Roche, daughter of the 4th Baron Fermoy. Diana became Lady Diana Spencer when her father inherited the title of Earl Spencer in 1975. She became a public figure with the announcement of her engagement.

Her wedding to the Prince of Wales on 29 July 1981 was held at St Paul's Cathedral and seen by a global television audience of over 750 million. 

While married she bore the titles Princess of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, Duchess of Rothesay, Countess of Chester and Baroness of Renfrew. The marriage produced two sons, the princes William and Harry, who were respectively second and third in the line of succession to the British throne throughout her lifetime.

After her marriage, she undertook a variety of public engagements. She was well known for her fund-raising work for international charities and as an eminent celebrity of the late 20th century. She also received recognition for her charity work and for her support of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. From 1989, she was the president of Great Ormond Street Hospital for children, in addition to dozens of other charities. From 1989, she was the president of Great Ormond Street Hospital for children, in addition to dozens of other charities.

Vogue Magazine had this to say about the Princess:


"As much as she was known for her philanthropy, kindness and the scandal that surrounded her marriage, Diana, Princess of Wales, was also known for her unerring sense of style that influenced a generation of women."

"From her early days in the limelight as a shy and blushing nursery school teacher, and afternoons spent at the polo, to figure-skimming dresses by Versace and Catherine Walker - we remember the style of a true fashion icon."

Huffington had this to say about the Princess:

Huffington: "When it was first announced that she was to be the next Princess of Wales through her marriage to Prince Charles, the palace asked English Vogue to give her some guidance," British couturier Bruce Oldfield recalled to me. "They got a few of the editors to go around and pick clothes from different designers, take them to the editor's office -- it was Beatrix Miller at the time -- and she had a major try-on of everything."

"As it would happen, Oldfield's designs made the cut on that fateful day in 1981, and a nine-year relationship with Diana ensued."

"She really did become her own woman," he said. "You could see it happen. You could see it even over the period of a year, because she was so photographed." -Designer Bruce Oldfields (Image Consultant)

Catch Princess Diana in some of Our favorite looks and see how they compare to today's fashion trends:

Princess Diana had a way of rocking color block! The trend was huge in the early 90s and it's back in the new millennium! We could all take a few pointers from this Fashionista on how to recreate Color Block! 

Black and White Tuxedo Blazers are really huge right now! Princess Diana definitely owned this trend in the Early 90s! She looks amazing! 

Always classy and sophisticated, Princess Diana knew how to own a Business Suit and make it look comfortable!  She's pretty in pink in this all pink blazer and skirt! She finishes the look with a pill box hat! 

Although she was from England, you could have mistakenly assumed Lady Diana was a French lady! She looks beautiful in this all red number, with a black bow tie around her neck! She finishes the look with a French Beret! Well done Princess Diana! 

Lady Diana is pictured below in an all white suit dress. The gold embroidery speaks volumes of royalty! The look is finished with all white gloves, and an all white pill box hat! 

Isn't she Lovely?
Known for her beautiful smile and youthful look! Princess Diana turn heads at all times! We absolutely love this picture! It took away from the always serious persona that is given off at all times from people of power. Princess Diana proved at this moment, that she is also human! She is just like us, bubbly, lovable, and she has a sense of humor! Stripes and big, fabulous, hats is the Fashion Trend in this photo! 

More Looks from Lady Diana:

It was very rare that you got to see Princess Diana in a laid back photo in Casual wear but when she did lay back, she did it well! She stayed true to herself and her shy but playful personality shined! 

This beautiful cage hat is an all time fav! It has definitely resurfaced in the Fashion radar! 

Plaids are huge right now as they were back then! 

Although you may have caught her in casual business looks for the most part in everyday life, Princess Diana was also a glam queen when it came to Royalty events! She wears the trending, high pad shoulder dress! The flower on the shoulder is very hot right now as it was then! 

Her wedding gown still woos minds and hearts til this very day! People still lavish from the beautiful elegance she displayed the day she accepted her royal heir! 

Princess Diana's daughter in law, Kate Middleton, is often compared to Diana! What do you think? Do they remind you of each other? Does Kate, keep the Princess Diana, legacy alive? 

Check out their wedding gowns side by side! Who wore it better? 

Til this day, many young break out stars and everyday women are inspired by the Fashions of Princess Diana, but I'm sure you would have never guessed the "Number 1 Fashionista" of Our Time would be influenced by Royalty! 

The Princess of POP, Rihanna admits that's she is a huge fan of Lady Diana's Fashions and she has huge influence on her everyday fashions! 

Catch her out below!

More Pics From Lady Diana:

Well... This concludes Our Style Tribute! 
Thanks for reading! 

Our Style Icon, the Honorable The Stunning, The Elegant, The Classic, and Beautiful, Royal Princess Diana! 
Thank you Lady Di! For all you have contributed to Fashion Today! We appreciate all that you have given to Our Culture, Humanity, and Fashion World! 
Thank you! And may your life not be in vein! God Bless You! We Love You! And may you Rest in Peace! 

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