Posts Tagged ‘Queen of England’

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee 2012 Plus How England Still Swings With Style….A Look At The “New” English Rose and Other Things British)

June 5, 2012

HRH Princess Kate Middleton….
(the “new” English rose….)

Of Course, I love England, doesn’t everyone? Because of (and only because of) the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee I have decided to do just one more WordPress post….(THIS ONE)…

I want to “launch” a fashion and beauty industry company and–I’ve been thinking of “launching” a fashion blog….Of course, the ultimate would be for me to “write a column” for a Fashion Magazine, however, a “fashion blog” might be a good place for me to “break in”….

So–I have been perusing the style blogs just to see how it is done…And because of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee I thought I’d take a look at London…I thought I’d take a look at the English blogs to see what the English women were up to “style wise”….What did I find? I found that England still swings…from the “racks”…and…. that there is a “brand new English rose”….
Renee Ashley Baker
p.s. Long Live The Queen…..


Shall We Begin With:

“Patriotic Fashions From The Diamond Jubilee” ….

Chloe, 13, exhibits a “patriotic style” as she watches “the Queen” ride by during the country wide celebration of the Diamond Jubilee 2012….

An Indoor Celebration During The Diamond Jubilee ?
(I found this “patrotic” show of foot wear on the English blog Stylist Stuff…)

Jubilee Jewelry ?
I found this British Flag necklace on a English jewelry website…the diamonds are real….


Fashion Stuff FROM the Style Blogs of London (aka “The New English Rose”)

False Eye Lashes “Little Flirt” by Benefit….
I found this photo on the English blog “Stylist Stuff”…
(The blog’s author is a “stylist” for “celebrities” and for “showbusiness”)

Ever Seen Nails As English and as Pretty as These ?
(I found them on the English blog “Kingdom of Style”….)

For That Queenly Style….Try The English “For Coco” Hat Maker Judy Bentinck
(chapeaus mixing Anglais with la Francais… pour la tete–ais….okay?)

Tortoise Sunglasses by House of Harlow in Chelsea
(found on the English/French blog CoCos Tea Party)

From The Colony Comes Ugg…
(Ugg’s spring summer 2012 florals–florals that are a must have now)

The English Rose Rocks Haute Couture Style Too….

Sister Socialites Tamra and Petra of New York (and London)

English Actress Thandie Newton Rocks The LBD

Diamonds Are Forever?
(Then They Are Forever At Biddle…Bailey Banks & Biddle of London….)

Designer Stella — Stella of London
Or…. Stella of Strawberry Fields
(Wouldn’t That Be A Great Name For A Perfume? ….”Strawberry Fields”….)

Designer Betsey….Betsey splits spring summer 2012
(Now isn’t that “split” just like Betsey Johnson !)

(Is This the “new” look of MI5/MI6 ?….New look for the women that is…)

Wedding Shoe by Jimmy Choo of London
(Love In Black & White)

Fiction Or Real ? (You Decide)

The Beautiful Style of Downton Abbey….photo from Vogue (London)

Berenice The Bond Girl…
I Cannot Do A London Post Without “JB” Can I ?…..
(JB– James Bond–007– On Her Majesty’s Secret Service…That Is….)



“The Royal Swans”

Prince Charles and Camilla in a “cookie eating contest” ????

Royal Purple Granny aka HRH The Queen

Queen Elizabeth and “The Kids”


“Merry Christmas!” (and “Happy Hanukkah!”) by Renee Ashley Baker

December 15, 2010


   Renee’s  Christmas 2010 with Family–meaning relatives! 

  (So–What–I’m Stupid Too!  Some will have to Excuuuuuuuse me!)

                Signed Renee

1000 (99) Kennedy Documents (click link below)

  P L U S  . . . . “Good-bye” To Blake  Edwards (Below)






 Christmas Song by Renee Ashley Baker (click link ):

above, Renee Ashley Baker’s beautiful  Mother (Mrs. Ashley)

              Dear Mother:

              I say,  “Merry Christmas Mother” because you made me French toast on Christmas morning (and because you made me French toast every morning when I was a little girl growing up in your house in St. Louis, Missouri).

               I say, “Merry Christmas Mother”  because you made every Christmas a happy and memorable one as I shall never forget your endless gifts to me of bubble bath and bath salts, nightgowns with matching robe and house slippers, necklaces and watches, and cameras and tape recorders.

                   I say, “Merry Christmas Mother” because I remember, even now, the beautiful colors, of the wheel that lit your silver Christmas tree and lit (warmly) the beautifully wrapped packages that you had carefully placed underneath it (year after year after year).

                    I say, “Merry Christmas Mother” because the smell of your Nestle Toll House Cookies and apple pies wafted through  the house every Christmas as I sipped iced tea through a straw out of one of your colorful plastic tumblers .  (I was only two years old at that time but it wasn’t until I was older that I got to drink out of the crystal glasses that my brother “James” brought to my mother from Germany.  The same crystal glasses (with the gold rims) that my brother would play music on whenever he came home for Christmas.  (Note:  It is my same brother–James–who was in the U.S. Air Force,  who did some “secret work” for the U.S. Secret Service,  who was friends with a real ‘Dupont’, and who lived on Fifth Avenue in New York just a few short blocks away from the Fifth Avenue apartment of  former First Lady Jackie KENNEDY  Onassis. . . .).

                     I say, “Merry Christmas Mother”  because you  were always beautiful and because I love you and because it is you who Royalty, the jet set, and other  “very important people”  will see when they look at this website and when they look at me.

Note:  My Mother (Mrs. Ashley pictured above) wore silk dresses and crocodile heels; wore real diamond jewelry (pictured above), wore a real leopard coat and  owned a  real sterling silver tea set (not silver plate).  My Mother (Mrs. Ashley pictured above) was an Eastern Star (the female equivalent of a Mason) and –My Mother (Mrs. Ashley pictured above)  was born in the great year (with Bentley) of  1 9 1 9. . . .

 For down to the wire last minute Christmas shopping Renee Ashley Baker’s  beautiful mother (Mrs. Ashley pictured above) recommends:









    McQueen’s Crocodile Shoes                  Cost:  $ 3,000

   Bentley (founded 1919 )                        Cost:  $190,000

                                                       and. . . .

                                     (Mother  also  recommends)







Jane Seymour’s Diamond “Z”                                     Chanel Gift Box Set

 (sold exclusively at KAY )                   ( sold at fine department stores)


and  Christmas Charity (In England)

                                     “The Man Who Would Be King”

HRH has two charities he loves:  Duchy Originals (headed by Andrew Baker) and The Prince’s Trust (headed by Martina Wilburn).   Merry Christmas to HRH Prince Charles,  HRH Prince William ,  HRH Prince Harry and. . . . Merry Christmas to THE QUEEN  !



                                      f a s h i o n    w a l k s

                                 FASHION  WALKS  FOR   AUTISM


                                         Renee Ashley Baker 

             While in New York   I, Renee Ashley Baker, want to set up (organize) a fund raiser to benefit autism.  (To benefit my autism research foundation:  “Special Olympics 2”).    I will name  my annual fund raiser (held both in New York and in Paris France) “Fashion Walks For Autism”.  . . .

                                                       a n d 

                                       HAPPY   HANUKKAH !                    




                                                 why  Jello (of course)


RECIPE:  Pink Champage Sorbet!

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                                                      for  you

                                       CHRISTMAS   MUSIC

                                      (and the winners are)



To Listen To The Winners (click here):



p l u s. . . .

                                   “I  hear  Angels’  voices”

 To Hear Them (click link):


                                                              and. . . .

                              “Twas The Drunk Tank On Christmas”


                                            Renee Ashley Baker

                                            (to read click link below)


                               What Does Renee Want for Christmas? 

                                 Well, Renee Ashley Baker wants. . .

From Janis Spindel:  I’d like Janis Spindel to “find me a husband” for FREE.  (He has to be Caucasian/Jewish–and be — alas–a millionaire). . . .

From:  Mr. Jimmy Choo:  I’d like Mr. Jimmy Choo (Princess Diana’s shoe maker) to come to my wedding reception in the south of France (on the yacht  Christina O ?).

From Tiffany & Co:  I’d like to design crocodile handbags for Tiffany & Co. . . .They’ll look like my mother’s crocodile handbag. (And  I’d like Princess Kate Middleton to carry one of the crocodile handbags designed by Renee Ashley Baker. . . .)

From Chanel:  I’d like Chanel Corporation to manufacture  my perfume line (Renee #9).   Chanel Corporation would  OWN my perfume line and the profits would  be split as follows 30/70 . . .(30%  to Renee Ashley Baker and 70% to Chanel corporation)

                                       MORE  GIFT  SUGGESTIONS ?

(the Nikon Coolpix for great holiday photos)

(Posterbrain for making posters of great holiday photos)

 P L U S

Renee’s   Nutcracker. . . .







. . . .   Renee’s    Ballet

                                 The Moscow Ballet in “The Nutcracker”







    “Good-bye Blake Edwards”  from Renee Ashley Baker




Santa 2


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St. Patrick’s Day: Sir Edward M Kennedy

March 13, 2009








                                SIR  EDWARD  M.  KENNEDY ? 

                                (Renee’s  Aside:  “You  Betcha!” )












President John F. Kennedy, U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy and….Senator (Sir) Edward M. Kennedy…. 






You don’t have to be in the Big Apple to celebrate with the Irish.  Erin, a tiny hamlet  in Western New York, puts on quite a bash, says resident Alice Britenbaker.  Irish dancers in costume perform, the fire department hosts a huge feast and the local historical museum opens its doors to remind everyone what life was like in the 19th and early 20th centuries….


Three hard of hearing Irish men in there 70’s are out  on the golf course.   The First Irish Man says, “Sure is windy ut isn’t it?”….The Second Irish Man says, “NO–it’s Thursday”….The Third Irish Man says, “Thirsty—me too–let’s go get somethin to drink!”….


“Light Gelatin Shots”

1 package (4 serving size) JELL-O Brand Gelatin, in lime green flavor

1  cup boiling water

3/4  cup cold lemon line carbonated or sparkling beverage

1/4  cup cold liqueur (creme de mint)

DISSOLVE  gelatin in boiling water.  Add juice and liqueur.  Pour into 12 (2 ounce) souffle cups.  Chill until set, about 1 hour.  MAKES  12 servings.


“Happy  Birthday  Sir  Edward M. Kennedy !”