King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima were in The Hague today to officially welcome Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos and his wife, Vlasia Pavlopoulou, on a two-day visit to the Netherlands.
On Saturday, Queen Máxima opened the international conference on transgender health care in Amsterdam. For this event, she repeated her slice brimmed picture hat in transparent wheat gold straw. It was this hat’s first pairing with Máxima’s emerald silk suit (she has worn it in the past with this pink ruched calot) I thought the two made for a striking pairing. Of course, some fabulous emerald jewellery helps and I loved the way Máxima’s earrings brought some sparkle to the streamlined hat.
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima visited the Dutch province of Northwest Friesland today where they visited an education and employment campus, a tomato farm, a shipyard and a housing and care centre. For this day of engagments, Queen Máxima repeated her buff straw picture hat with gently upswept brim on one side and grosgrain ribbon hatband with flat bow. While the colour on this piece has always felt a little flat to me, Máxima rectified it today by pairing the hat with a bright orange dress.
I really like the colour and texture interplay between Máxima’s orange crepe dress and the neutral buff lace coat and straw hat but I wish she had skipped her orange statement earrings.
Previously Worn: October 5, 2011
Queen Máxima was in Urk today to launch the 11th annual Dutch Neighbour’s Day as well as look in at the damage from a recent gas explosion in the town. For this day of engagements, Máxima repeated her airy turban made of ruched and folded light oyster grey straw. This hat has a slight metallic sheen that makes it sparkle in daylight which in turn, further lightens the design and makes it look all the more like a rain cloud on her head. A pretty rain cloud, certainly, but a rain cloud nonetheless.
Queen Máxima was in Eindhoven yesterday to officially open the Dutch branch of Singularity University (the institution is explained here). For this, she repeated her the coffee-hued straw slice picture hat that she débuted in Paris in March this year. With her acid green lace suit and neutral brown accessories, the hat topped a relaxed but great looking ensemble.
HMS Koningsdam, the newest and largest ship in Holland America’s cruise fleet, was officially christened today in Rotterdam by Queen Máxima, who used the occasion to début a new hat.
In navy blue straw (a nice nod to the Dutch company’s corporate colour, seen on their ship’s hulls), the large picture hat featured a rounded crown and wide brim that folded down around the perimeter. Simply trimmed with two intersecting hat bands wrapped around the base of the crown, this hat is all about scale and shape. With Máxima’s navy lace dress and nude accessories, it topped a lovely ensemble.
Previously Worn: This hat is new
Queen Máxima was in Utrecht today to kick off a nationwide activity week for young people entitled “Getting Opportunities, Grabbing Opportunities”. For this event, she repeated her oversize burgundy picture hat with straight sided crown and large mushroom-shaped brim. The the colour and scale of this hat will always make Máxima stand out (which makes me love the hat) but I was less enthused about the styling of the overall ensemble.
I’m not sure that orange accessories work for this ensemble… even when worn by the Queen of the House of Orange! Most of us adore Queen Máxima’s ‘more is more’ approach to fashion but sometimes, I wonder if ‘less might be a little more’ in the end. Thoughts?
Photos from Albert Philip van der Werf via PPE