4th Day - King Philippe and Queen Mathilde visit Japan

On October 13, 2016, King Philippe of Belgium and Queen Mathilde of Belgium visited the Tokugawa Art Museum in Nagoya, on day four of a state visit to Japan of the Belgian Royals. Queen Mathilde wore a gray outfit by Esmeralda Ammoun, a Belgian designer with roots in Lebanon.
Queen Mathilde wore Esmeralda Ammoun dress at Tokugawa Art Museum, style royal designer, Japan Royal, Mathilde earrings, jewels
Queen Mathilde wore Esmeralda Ammoun dress at Tokugawa Art Museum, style royal designer, Japan Royal, Mathilde earrings, jewels
Queen Mathilde wore Esmeralda Ammoun dress at Tokugawa Art Museum, style royal designer, Japan Royal, Mathilde earrings, jewels
Queen Mathilde wore Esmeralda Ammoun dress at Tokugawa Art Museum, style royal designer, Japan Royal, Mathilde earrings, jewels
Queen Mathilde wore Esmeralda Ammoun dress at Tokugawa Art Museum, style royal designer, Japan Royal, Mathilde earrings, jewels
Queen Mathilde wore Esmeralda Ammoun dress at Tokugawa Art Museum, style royal designer, Japan Royal, Mathilde earrings, jewels
Queen Mathilde wore Esmeralda Ammoun dress at Tokugawa Art Museum, style royal designer, Japan Royal, Mathilde earrings, jewels
Queen Mathilde wore Esmeralda Ammoun dress at Tokugawa Art Museum, style royal designer, Japan Royal, Mathilde earrings, jewels
Queen Mathilde wore Esmeralda Ammoun dress at Tokugawa Art Museum, style royal designer, Japan Royal, Mathilde earrings, jewels

8 comments:

  1. Maybe dress wouldn't be so bad if the sleeves were different. Dont like her "hat" but she has nice hairdo.

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    1. agree - I don't like 'fascinators' on anyone - why was there even a reason for a hat? And I do like her hairdo. Does she have a hair stylist with her on the trip? The person with the grey blouse in photos 3 and 4 looks like a little old woman, if you were to judge by her hands.

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    3. This is not a fascinator but a hat; it needs to have more than 10 cm2 to be a hat and this has it. Hat does not need to be covering whole head.

      I like the ensamble, although sleeves would have been better without those cuts.

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  2. Not crazy for the hat but she looks very nice.

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  3. I actually like the dress, even the sleeves, and I'd love to see a better photo of the back of Queen Mathilde's updo. I am not a fan of the cocktail-style hats though - I wish we could stick to the larger hats, at least during the day.

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  4. I like the hat (coctail style indeed but it's a hat). I admit it's strange but I kind of like how structural and daring it is.
    The dress is not bad but 1) I think it would look far better would it be a couple of inches longer and 2) I kind of hate those red flowers. I think I have already said re Queen Letizia's beloved Felipe Varela dresses that the flower appliques became quite boring. Well the second reason why I don't like these red poppies (?) is that the appliques are boring but the first, the dress just doesn't need them. If it's a well structured dress in a solid colour than that's it, you can add interest with a brooch or even a delicate little scarf/shawl. But there's no point in scattering flowers or pieces of lace on an otherwise "neutral" dress. Then rather do a lace dress or one with a bold floral print.
    Just an opinion, of course.

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  5. I believe the hat is a nod to the Empress , who wears small hats perched to the front of her head . . The construction of the hat is extraordinary. The flowers on her dress echo Japanese paintings . The sleeves stop the dress from becoming too rigid . I think this is a winner all round .On this trip Mathilde has consistently proved that she is right up there with Queen Maxima , CP Mary , and the Duchess of Cambridge , when it comes to diplomatic style .
    Well done your Majesty !

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