The awesome bitches from ONTD finally had a post about Sheikha Mozah entitled "This is A Fierce Monarch Post!" It was nice of them to call her FIERCE like I did days ago.
Keep it up, ONTD!! I know you read this board. http://community.livejour...6648.html?page=1#comments
Article from the Guardianhttp://www.guardian.co.uk...-fashion-julien-macdonald
Sheikha Mozah hailed as new queen of fashion
It took only three days and one rather spectacular pair of boots to elicit what is perhaps the ultimate fashion comparison. Today, top British designer Julien Macdonald praised the style of Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned, second wife of the Emir of Qatar, saying that "not since Jackie O has any first lady had such global resonance in terms of fashion".
The designer summed up Sheikha Mozah's official wardrobe during her state visit to the UK this week as "glamorous and sophisticated, the very epitome of a royal".
The sheikha registered on the fashion radar the moment the Qatar royal couple were welcomed by the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh in Windsor. Wearing an ankle length Dior Couture gown and jacket under a fur stole, the look recalled the wardrobe of Carla Bruni Sarkozy, who also favoured grey Dior during her visit in 2008. Modesty dictated that the Qatar royal accessorised with matching gloves and headscarf, although she did reveal a small amount of hair which is considered risqué on her home soil.
During the visit, Sheikha Mozah wore a midnight green Dior skirt suit to Parliament, a red Valentino gown to a Palace banquet, and a black and gold Armani Prive trousersuit to a meeting with British leaders in business and industry. On her final day she showcased a burgundy double-breasted jacket handmade by Jean Paul Gaultier's atelier. Chaumet and Cartier jewels added million-dollar sparkle to several of her looks. It was what Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld has dubbed his "fantasy fur" boots that sparked the most interest. Detractors said the boots, with a heel styled to look like an icicle, resembled baby seals, but the on-trend footwear gained approval from fashion insiders.
Last night, Qatar government officials confirmed that Sheikha Mozah does not even employ a stylist – quite something for the wardrobe of one of the world's richest women.
Sheikha Mozah is already something of a cult figure in the fashion blogosphere. Her style status has some way to go before she can command the sort of attention given to other first women, but it is undoubtedly rising.
This week a Harvard business study claimed that Michelle Obama's wardrobe choices have boosted the retail world by £1.7bn. Sheikha Mozah currently stands at number 74 in the Forbes' 2010 list of the world's most powerful women but given that her wardrobe is mainly couture – and therefore highly elitist – it is not going to inspire women to spend money on similar looks.
Designers, meanwhile, are keen to get her custom. Macdonald admitted: "I would love to dress her. Her personal style is rich with power and confidence, yet retains a real femininity that many women aspire to."
In Italy this past summer