Los argentinos están de moda este 2013: El Papa Francisco y ahora la Reina Máxima

Have you noticed? Something is happening with los argentinos this year. They’ve been all over the news, and with happy occasion.

Last month it was the election of Pope Francis, the first Latin American Pope, aka Jorge Bergoglio who hails from Buenos Aires and who has made a fabulous first impression so far.

Otro que se la pasa making news, is the world’s best soccer player, according to everybody who knows el futbol, Lionel Messi. I don’t have to tell you how electrifying it is to watch him score un gol con el Barça.

And on Tuesday, April 30th, Máxima Zorreguieta, born in Argentina, pero Princesa de Holanda por casamiento, will become Queen of the Netherlands. Her mother in law, Queen Beatrix abdicates on behalf of her son Willem Alexander, who married Máxima in 2002. She speaks perfect Dutch, has a masters in finance and is extremely popular and photogenic, so much that she won over the entire population of the Netherlands. They love her. So now there’s a Dutch queen from Buenos Aires, how about that?

I must confess I read Hola Magazine quite regularly, y no me da pena decirlo. I’ve always said “el chisme es cultura” and there’s no greater guilty pleasure and empty calorie entertainment than this particular chisme and “notas del corazón” magazine from Spain. (Compro la versión española de la revista porque la de México me da flojera, con todos los public service announcements y propaganda a favor de la Gaviota Peña Nieto y los Televisos… but I digress.)

So yes, I’m an avid reader of the royalty gossip and love the pictures, and one of my favorites has always been la Máxima. De todas las princesas consortes plebeyas (Letizia from Spain, Mette Marit from Norway, Mary from Denmark) in my opinion, she is the best. She always smiles, she always looks happy, she has great taste in fashion and she can rock a hat like nobody’s business. Bravo Máxima!

You can imagine Hola is having a field day with this news and are giving it wall to wall coverage on their website http://www.hola.com  and on the sister version from Argentina www.hola.com.ar.

Here are a few pix from their websites (credits from the magazine for each) on Máxima’s fashion throughout the years.

Work it, baby! Máxima with a purple frou frou jacket and pale pink ensemble. Photo credit: Hola España. www.hola.com

Work it, baby! Máxima with a purple frou frou jacket and pale pink ensemble. Photo credit: Hola España. http://www.hola.com

Máxima and her husband, now King Willem Alexander. They always look happy together. Photo credit: Hola España. www.hola.com

Máxima and her husband, now King Willem Alexander. They always look happy together. Photo credit: Hola España.
http://www.hola.com

La sonrisa grande de Máxima se ganó a los holandeses desde que se casó y es princesa. Photo credit: Hola España. www.hola.com

La sonrisa grande de Máxima se ganó a los holandeses desde que se casó y es princesa. Photo credit: Hola España. http://www.hola.com

Los argentinos están fascinados con la reina holandesa. They even have a photo gallery with color guide to match the colors in the rainbow Máxima wears. Photo credit: Hola Argentina. www.hola.com.ar

Los argentinos están fascinados con la reina holandesa. They even have a photo gallery with color guide to match the colors in the rainbow Máxima wears. Photo credit: Hola Argentina. http://www.hola.com.ar

Beautiful shot of Máxima with one of her many hats. Photo credit: Hola España. www.hola.com

Beautiful shot of Máxima with one of her many hats. Photo credit: Hola España. http://www.hola.com

Another fabulous day, another fabulous hat. Photo credit: Hola España. www.hola.com

Another fabulous day, another fabulous hat. Photo credit: Hola España. http://www.hola.com

Photo credit: Hola España. www.hola.com

Ahora en café con glitter. Photo credit: Hola España. http://www.hola.com

Con su familia, at the baptism of her second daughter. Photo credit: Hola España. www.hola.com

Con su familia, at the baptism of her second daughter. Photo credit: Hola España. http://www.hola.com

The camera loves her. máxima es una mujer super fotogénica. Photo credit: Hola España. www.hola.com

The camera loves her. Máxima es una mujer super fotogénica. Photo credit: Hola España. http://www.hola.com

UPDATE: Tuesday April 30. The new king and queen of Holland at their ceremony:

Photo from Hola España. www.hola.com

Photo from Hola España. http://www.hola.com

 

3 thoughts on “Los argentinos están de moda este 2013: El Papa Francisco y ahora la Reina Máxima

  1. A mi también me cae re-bien la Máxima… Super savvy dresser… Extreme cool el saco morado…the new version of royalty, fun, colorful, always smiling and even shedding a tear or two… Me encanta por que es super down-to -earth, she doesn’t cover up her freckles! Pues ni hablar, bravo por los argentinos!!

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