Devo ammetterlo, appena vista la primissima foto del primo ritratto ufficiale della duchessa di Cambridge pubblicata dal Dailymail la mia reazione è stata: "Oh my Gosh!"
Questa è Kate? In quell'immagine facevo davvero fatica a vedere la bellissima e luminosa duchessa di Cambridge, col suo sorriso smagliante e la pelle abbronzata e perfetta. Chi era quella signora di mezza età, scura in volto e dalle rughe d'espressione piuttosto accentuate? Poi però ho avuto modo di vedere altre immagini del ritratto, più grandi, da una migliore angolazione e mi sono, in parte, ricreduta.
I must admit it, when I've first seen the very first pictures of the first official portrait of the Duchess of Cambridge published by Dailymail my reaction was: "Oh my Gosh!"
Is this Kate? In that picture I was really struggling to see the beautiful and bright Duchess of Cambridge, with her smile and tanned perfect skin. Who was that middle-aged lady, with grim and wrinkles fairly marked? But then I got to see more of this portrait, larger and from a better angle images and I've, partly, changed my mind.
|HRH the Duchess of Cambridge. Paul Emsley 2012|
If Kate, that has a degree in art history, approved and thanked the artist saying she was "excited" and grateful for that first official portrait, calling it "beautiful" maybe there was a reason!
Kate posed twice between May and June 2012 for the controversial artist Paul Emsley, the first time in his studio in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire and then in Kensington Palace. The artist has also prepared a series of shots of the Duchess and Kate herself choose the one which was then part of the painting.
La foto, secondo Kate, rispecchiava perfettamente la Kate-reale e non la Kate-ufficiale. L'artista ha detto che alla duchessa era piaciuta particolarmente la luce di quello scatto, il modo in cui i capelli le incorniciavano il viso e poi quel sorriso non sorriso che fa tanto Gioconda (cit. Velina) e che tante critiche ha suscitato.
The photo, according to Kate, perfectly reflected the real-Kate and not the Official-Kate. The artist said that the Duchess loved especially the light of that shot, the way her hair framed her face and the enigmatic smile that reminds so much tha famous MonaLisa (cit. Velina) and that instead caused so many critics
My personal opinion? I like the portrait : in particular her blue-green eyes that in a close up look really beautiful and deep. I like the hair and in general the upper part of the face. I don't like the nose that seems too big compared to the nose of the Duchess, and the wrinkles around the mouth are too marked. The dark lighting of the picture and the colors "off" have certainly affected the portrait, giving Kate a more serious and "aged" look.
An image that squeaked a lot with the freshness and vividness of the Duchess yesterday, just 12 weeks (approximately) pregnant that after an absence of one month from the scene, due to a severe form of hyperemesis gravidarum, appeared in all her splendor.
Kate ha avuto la possibilità di visionare per prima il ritratto esposto da ieri e fino a settembre, alla National Portrait Gallery. Quando le è stato mostrato non c'era nessuno con lei mentre l'artista Paul Emsey aspettava in una stanza a fianco con moglie e figlia.
Kate had the chance to be the first to see the portrait, unveiled yesterday and on until September 2013 at the National Portrait Gallery. When it was shown to tyhe duchess no one was there with her as the artist Paul Emsey expected in the next room with his wife and daughter.
E' rimasta in silenzio ad osservare per una decina di minuti prima di congratularsi con il pittore per il suo lavoro "brilliant".
She has been quietly observing for about ten minutes before congratulate to the artist for his "brilliant" work.
Oltre a Kate anche William e la Famiglia Middleton hanno avuto la possibilità di visionare il ritratto in anteprima ieri mattina presto, prima venisse svelato e letteralmente "dato in pasto" al mondo intero.
In addition to Kate, also William and the Middleton Family had the opportunity to have a private preview of the picture yesterday morning, before it was revealed to the entire world.
|Bradley page via Dailymail|
Per l'occasione Kate ha indossato un abito che avevamo appena intravisto, nascosto, sotto al cappotto in un altro paio di occasioni: il ‘Sofie Rae’ dress rosso scuro firmato Episode ‘Angel’ in velluto nero.
For the occasion, Kate wore a dress that we had already partly seen, hidden under the coat in a couple of other occasions: the Whistles 'Sofie Rae' dress . Kate accessorized the dress with a black velvet belt, black clutch and suede black Episode 'Angel' shoes
Oggi è stata anche identificata la camicetta blu indossata dalla duchessa per il ritratto: si tratta del Sub Silkye Tie Top firmato French Connection ora in saldo a soli £28.50 (many Thank's to Repli-Kate)
Today has been finally identified the blouse that the duchess wore for the portrait: it's the French Connection Sub Silkye Tie Top now on sale £ 28.50 (Grazie a Repli-Kate)
Yesterday, however, was not only the portrait to make his very first public appearance, in some shots, if you look really really close you can see a little and tender baby bump.
Vi lascio con un paio di video:
-Kate e William alla National Portrait Gallery
-Video ufficiale del Royal Channel
I leave you with a couple of videos:
- Kate and William at the National Portrait Gallery and
- The official video of the Royal Channel
In questo video in particolare Kate e William si fermano ad ammirare la loro foto ufficiale di Fidanzamento firmata Mario Testino
In this particular video William and Kate stop to admire their official Engagement photo signed Mario Testino
E voi cosa ne pensate? Vi piace? And you? What do you think about it?