Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Princess Diaries

Updated with a personal photo of Princess Diana

Long before Lady Diana Spencer arrived on the scene, I was in search of a princess to emulate.

When I was about six years old, I beame aware of Princess Anne, who is a dewy yet composed 21 in this photo.

Seeing this image again, I marvel at how modern, yet Lady of Shallot-inspired it is.

And here is a detail of a Polaroid I took of Princess Diana during her first visit to PEI, in June 1983.  I had just turned 18 and was in full princess-adoration mode.

In fact, in September that same year, when I went away to university, one of my first purchases was a Laura Ashley dress that closely approximated this blue one.
 I've posted this image here before but as it fits my princess theme, I hope you'll forgive a second viewing.


Dash said...

Crumbs, when I saw this picture come up on my blog, I would have never in a million years guessed it was Princess Anne, she really was quite a stunner.

Belle de Ville said...

This is a lovely photo. Was it taken by Lord Snowdon?
The headress/tiara is very clever for a princess who spent most of her time in the stable.

Miss Cavendish said...

It was the great Norman Parkinson. Here's a link to his archive: http://www.normanparkinson.com/

Chaos for Breakfast said...

It's a beautiful photo.....I loved Princess Di growing up, I kept a Princess Di scrapbook, which I still have mouldering away in a cupboard somewhere:)

WendyB said...

Holy cow! I've never seen this one. Beautiful.