The Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, the Dresser and the Wardrobe
THE OFFICIAL BOOK, FULLY ENDORSED BY QUEEN ELIZABETH II
From Her Majesty’s trusted confidant and Dresser Angela Kelly LVO comes a lavishly designed book of never-before-seen photos of The Queen, Her wardrobe and Her jewels and features intimate anecdotes from Angela’s 25-year career working closely with Her Majesty. A truly unique keepsake and collectors’ item to be...more
I can't quite put my finger on it. Angela comes across as a very competent dresser to HM but I didn't like the inclusion of so many personal endorsements from family and co-workers. It all felt a little too self glorifying.
Kelly seems like a truly sweet lady. But as she still works for the Queen, the “revelations” are not a thrill. This is stodgy from start to finish.
Angela describes the Queen in a personal light without revealing anything too personal and nothing scandalous. Queen Elizabeth is interested in the details of every aspect of her job and what is reflected to the world. I loved the stories of local tribes, people and markets from her visits supply her wardrobe. That QEII enjoys a good ...more
This is a nice afternoon read.
The pictures were great and it was wonderful to see the Queen’s outfits and never-before-seen photographs. I loved some of the stories as well.
Some of this book felt repetitive and more focused on the author than the Queen. It felt a little bit like the author was using her job at the Royal Household to big herself up and naval-gaze (the letters of recommendation and blurbs from external parties praising the author were a bit odd). It felt like a long winded ...more
It was a fun and light audiobook. Angela Kelly narrates it herself and I was drawn in to her experiences with the Queen and how fashion plays a big role in royal ...more
Who would have guessed how much thought and creativity goes into each detail of everything the Queen wears? From the vibrant fabric colors to the slant of a feather on a hat, nothing escapes the eye of Angela Kelly who seems to orchestrate her team with good humor and expertise. This is a delightful book that includes a host of charming photographs.
A great insight to the royal household & work of the dressers especially if you’re interested in dressmaking & fashion.
The only slight criticism is that several chapters were in Angela’s first book & are repeated in this book