The Wattle Dress

Eden
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I'd just been admiring this 1954 William Dargie portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, when I noticed the yellow challenge. This dress was inspired by the Australian wattle. I still can't find who designed it. Any ideas?

 

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I'm not saying for sure, but I think Norman Hartnell was the Queen's designer for many years. This is a stunning LO - the blending is absolutely perfect.

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This is beautiful, Eden! Popped right out me on the MB - just lovely. I really like how you used yellow and your gorgeous blending... Just lovely.

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I agree this is beautiful, it jumped out as the first think I noticed when I went into the forum. It is by Norman Hartnell; I searched Queen Elizabeth yellow dress and got this link. Look under the second image.

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Stunning is right! Love the way you blended the photo and I love the blingy accents! Thank you for joining the challenge!!

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According to 'Wikipedia': Dargie depicts the Queen wearing a Norman Hartnell mimosa gold tulle dress adorned with sparkling gold wattle motifs. So you were right Hilary.

 

This is a beautiful portrait and you did a fabulous job on the layout. Love your blending and all the bling that you added. The Australian Wattle is a beautiful flower and the Queen's dress is absolutely gorgeous.

 

Check out http://www.nma.gov.au/collections/highlights/william-dargies-wattle-painting-of-queen-elizabeth-ii for a full length photo of the Queen wearing the dress. Just gorgeous.

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It's a gorgeous photo. Did you do the part on the left? The whole layout looks wonderful. Lovely wordart also.

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