Unique, iconic, haughty, but also ironic, passionate and earnestly committed to doing her best for her people and Reign to the last moment and under all circumstances.
While designers and personalities cry for the loss of Queen Elisabeth who departed yesterday at 96, London Fashion Week is revising its calendar and major department stores like Harrods and Selfridges announce their temporary closing, the world stops and thinks of this unique personality.
Transversal and over generational, she has been loved-hated-laughed at by music stars such as the Sex Pistols and Queen. As a star herself, she has bestowed honors on musicians, designers and personalities, but she is and has been adored by many common people, although she has had to cope with family difficulties and vagaries through many generations within her family and Country, while holding firmly to the reins always.
She has managed to traverse her 70-year reign while remaining an undisputed icon of elegance and tradition, but also in the name of modernity, often riding the newest trends in communication.
She has been an influencer, living up to her role. Furthermore, she played a fantastic Bond Girl alongside Daniel Craig at the Olympics held in London in 2012 by parachuting out of a plane. She drank tea and conversed amiably with Paddington bear this year on the 70th anniversary of her reign while also self-proclaiming herself queen of the many memes dedicated to her-and since now on, certainly not exhausted by her passing.
She will be remembered as an undisputed style icon for her suits and monochrome total looks in a variety of hues, but mainly pastels and bright colors. Nor will we be able to forget her hats of all shapes and sizes, sometimes even eccentric, and the inseparable square purse carried under her arm until her last meeting with the new Prime Minister Liz Truss.
She loved nature and loved to immerse herself in it by spending time with her beloved dogs or going horseback riding wearing Barbour jacket padded vests, jeans, maxi-cardigans, kilt pleated skirts and scarf bobs communicating the uniqueness of her style even in the outdoors.
A person close to me met her when she was in her thirties at a polo match and outdoor picnic with some friends, discovering in her a discreet, reserved person with simple, unassuming and friendly manners.
May your composure and rigor, as well as your lightheartedness, in dealing with life's easiest and hardest tasks be an example to us all. God Save The Queen.