Elizabeth Holmes' tour through the style and styling of these four most iconic women of modern British royalty is sparkling, conversational, a little dishy, sometimes sweet and tenderand completely addictive. Be it a hat, a purse, a heel, the fit or color of a dress, Holmes convinces us that these are not whims of taste, but considered choices, uniquely revealing. This teasing semiotics of dress leaves us with the pleasures of having discovered a valuable hidden message and an admiring respect for the subtle and incendiary intent of fashion.
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Veteran style journalist Elizabeth Holmes expands her popular Instagram series, So Many Thoughts, into a nuanced look at the fashion and branding of the four most influential members of the British Royal Family: Queen Elizabeth II; Diana, Princess of Wales; Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge; and Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex.
Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle are global style icons, their every fashion choice chronicled and celebrated. With all eyes on them, the duchesses select clothes that send a message about their values, interests, and priorities. Their thoughtful sartorial strategies follow in the footsteps of Queen Elizabeth II and Diana, Princess of Wales, two towering figures known for using their personal style to great acclaim.
With one section devoted to each woman, HRH is a celebration of their stories and their style, pairing hundreds of gorgeous photographs with extensive research. A picture emerges of the British monarchy’s evolution and the power of royal fashion, showing there’s always more than what meets the eye.
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About the Author
Elizabeth Holmes spent more than a decade on staff at The Wall Street Journal covering the business and messaging of fashion. Since leaving the paper in 2017, she has written for a variety of national outlets, including The New York Times, InStyle, Real Simple, Business of Fashion, and Vogue International. Elizabeth is a contributing editor at Town&Country magazine and has gained acclaim for her popular, Webby-honored Instagram Stories series, “So Many Thoughts.” She lives outside of San Francisco with her husband and three young children. You can find her on Instagram @EHolmes and read more of her work at ByElizabethHolmes.com.