From her beautiful wedding gown to her edgy recent appearance at Vogue World, the mum-of-one has turned heads for all the right reasons. But her style hasn’t always been so well received.
Indeed, when she first started to take on a more prominent public role, Beatrice often found herself being criticized for her fashion choices; who can forget the Philip Treacy hat she wore to the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, which was cruelly mocked for resembling a pretzel.
Since then, Beatrice has undergone a major style transformation – and it’s in no small part thanks to her stylist, the aptly-named Olivia Buckingham, aka ‘society’s secret weapon’.
The princess now makes headlines with her flawless fashion choices, such as the regal floor-length blush Reem Acra gown she wore to the wedding reception for Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan, and her white floral lace Monique Lhuillier dress at Royal Ascot.
She also seriously impressed onlookers back in May when she stepped out for The Coronation of King Charles III.
For the momentous occasion, Beatrice chose a belted magenta midi-length dress from Beulah London with pink sapphire, rubellite, and pink opal hoop earrings from Garrard and a golden hatband from Emily London.
So, who is Olivia Buckingham? Born in Hong Kong, she has worked as a fashion stylist, creative consultant and Vogue Hong Kong contributor for over a decade.
Beatrice is by no means her only famous client; she has also dressed the likes of Poppy Delevingne, Elizabeth McGovern and Nicky Hilton.
Since teaming up with Beatrice, she has introduced designers including edgy The Vampire’s Wife into the royal’s wardrobe and encouraged her to simplify her outfits. Olivia previously told KoiBird that the best piece of styling advice she has ever been given is to not overcomplicate or overthink your outfit.
Olivia rarely speaks about her famous clients, but she told Prestige of her association with the Princess: “Of course, to read the headlines is amazing. But more than anything, as women, we go through so much and have such insecurities. If clothes can make a woman feel empowered and confident, then that’s what clothes should be used for.”
She added: “It’s weird to think that I am where I am now because I really didn’t ever believe I would be. But now I think, ‘Oh my God, it’s happening. It’s happening. I’m in it right now.'”