Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Anya and the Queen

Anya Hindmarch traveled to Buckingham Palace Tuesday to meet Queen Elizabeth II, and receive her first British order of chivalry. Hindmarch was awarded an MBE, or Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for her services to the British fashion industry. “It was such a fantastic honor to meet the Queen and a very special occasion to share with my family,” said Hindmarch after the ceremony. “The entire experience made me feel so proud to be British! Most definitely a memory to cherish forever.” Hindmarch wore a Marni cream dress and beige coat, and carried a python clutch from her own 2010 cruise collection. Other MBE recipients this year include Nicky Kinnaird of Space NK and interior decorator Kelly Hoppen. Past recipients include Hussein Chalayan, Jane Shepherdson, Zara Phillips and Serena Rees, the co-founder of Agent Provocateur. {via}

Photos: Vogue & Getty Images



I am right in the middle of reading The Virgin's Lover by Philippa Gregory....all about the former queen Elizabeth and her lover, and formalities, and giver of various titles of honor.
So odd for us as Americans, we who have no historic reference to royalty.
When Jackie O. re-decorated the White House or wore a new designer dress, that was the honor of recognition; nothing more.

..Agent Provocateur!...that's rich!

Michelle said...

Oh thank you so much for stopping by and wishing me a Happy Birthday. I have so many blogs I need to catch up on. Hope all has been well with you!!

Lots of hugs,

Michelle :)