Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Humor Chic News - DAILYMAIL "Queen Letizia turns Simpson! Spanish royal is given a makeover courtesy of cheeky cartoonist who also 'Simpsonised' the Duchess of Cambridge"

The new cartoon series is the work of Italian artist Alexsandro Palombo
Palombo has previously made over Duchess of Cambridge and the Queen
Admires Letizia's 'strength and determination' among other qualities
Has depicted Spanish queen in full military uniform and riding a bull
Letizia celebrated her 42nd birthday yesterday during visit to press awards

She's a glamorous mother-of-two, feted for her fashion nous and extensive charity work, but now Spain's Queen Letizia has had a tribute of a very different kind - a Simpsons style makeover.

The Spanish monarch has been transformed into a cartoon character by Italian artist Alexsandro  Palombo, who says the royal has impressed him with her 'strength' and 'determination'.

'Queen Letizia perfectly represents the ideal modern woman,' he added. 'She's strong, determined and committed to supporting important social causes.'

Her strength and determination certainly come across in Palombo's cartoons, which include one that shows her riding a bull while in full military uniform.
Another shows her in one of her trademark glamorous gowns standing in front of the Zarzuela Palace with a mini bull on a lead.

'She has a fresh, cool look which is far from the usual royal aesthetic,' explains Palombo. 'I think it's very important that there are women like her in our society in order to support important ideals such as equal rights between men and women.'

But Letizia isn't the first royal lady to feature in Palombo's work. His last project gave the Duchess of Cambridge a Simpsons-style makeover and the Queen has herself been featured in a Springfield-inspired cartoon.
His pen has also touched on famous beauties such as Kim Kardashian as well as iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld and US Vogue editor, Anna Wintour.
'I captured the essence of her femininity and I've chosen outfits that represent her style,' added Palombo.

'She has an elegant personality but at the same time she is a bit irreverent, so she is perfect for an episode of The Simpsons.' 
Letizia, who celebrated her 42nd birthday yesterday, spent the day hard at work, attending the Luis Carandell Journalism Awards ceremony at the Senate Palace in Madrid and making a speech.
Resplendent in a rose print lilac and cream dress, the mother-of-two looked every inch the queen as she spoke to guests.

Her latest appearance comes hot on the heels of a frenetic week, which included a visit from the president and first lady of Panama and several charity meetings.
On Friday, she dressed down in a simple grey t-shirt and jeans as she and husband King Felipe, 46, took their daughters Leonor and Sofia to school as the new academic year began.
The rest of the month is also set to be a busy one for Letizia and her husband courtesy of a busy schedule of appointments at home, before a visit to New York at the end of September where Felipe will address the UN General Assembly.

Art - Queen Letizia Ortiz Simpsonized "Divine" by aleXsandro Palombo

Welcome to Royal Palace of Madrid
by aleXsandro Palombo

An exclusive tour at Royal Palace of Madrid with Queen of Spain Letizia Ortiz immortalized in her royal iconic style by artist aleXsandro Palombo

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Humor Chic News - US WEEKLY "Kate Middleton and Nearly Every Outfit She's Ever Worn Get Immortalized As a Simpson -- See the Amazing Pictures!"

Royally Simpsonized! Artist aleXsandro Palombo has immortalized Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton as a Simpson and included her in nearly every outfit she's publicly worn.

In a post titled "Welcome to Buckingham Palace" on his blog Humor Chic, Palombo, who is not affiliated with The Simpsons, posted the array of sketches of Prince William's wife along with some featuring Queen Elizabeth.

In one sketch, the artist managed to capture nearly every outfit Middleton has famously worn, including her beloved LK Bennett "Detroit" dress and that headline-worthy Jenny Packham lavender gown from the BAFTAS.

Palombo's previous work includes portraying Disney princesses as disabled.



So This Is What Kate Middleton Looks Like as a Simpsons Character
Newly released, "Simpsonized" drawings of the Duchess delight fans everywhere

Kate Middleton is one of those most talented sorts of women who manage to gracefully and effortlessly be everywhere all at once. But here's an angle we never saw coming. She’s just made an appearance—and quite a bewitching one, we might add—in the drawings of the artist aleXsandro Palombo. 

While these images weren't created by anyone affiliated with the show, they’re done by the same artist who previously “Simpsonized” celebrities like Kim and Kanye, and it looks like he's given the Duchess that same spot-on Simpsons treatment. Yep, our lady Kate is now bright yellow, oddly almond-eyed, and wearing a classic Simpson-y smirk instead of her trademark bright, toothy grin.

Transformation complete: Kate Middleton is now a Simpsons character! Well, at least on the internet. Palombo released the images via Twitter today and then stood back and watched them go viral. There’s a vast selection of drawings, too, to strike any of your myriad "Kate Simpson" fancies. Kate (Simpson?) and Queen Mary walking down a grand hallway not remotely near each other? Check. Kate (Simpson?) and the queen perched on a loveseat in Buckingham Palace, or how 'bout stiffly waving and smiling with those stern buttery Simpson-mugs of theirs? Check.

In any case, it's clear the drawings were a labor of love for Palombo; they look quite painstaking, and they'd make any Simpsons—or Middleton—fan proud.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Humor Chic News - DAILYMAIL "The Duchess of Cambridge as you've never seen her before - transformed into a SIMPSON!"

AleXsandro Palombo has immortalised Kate as a Simpson

Undertook the project to celebrate her style 

She's lauded as one of the most stylish women in the world - and now one artist has celebrated the Duchess of Cambridge's fashion influence in a rather unusual way.

Italian AleXsandro Palombo transformed Duchess of Cambridge into a dead ringer for a cast member of The Simpsons in a series of illustrations. 
The contemporary artist, illustrator and activist has 'Simpsonized' the Royal in a succession of her best-known outfits. 

Starring alongside the Queen at various Buckingham Palace settings, the new mother can be seen mocked up with the same facial expression as Homer, Marge and Bart Simpson.

His blog, entitled 'An exclusive tour at Buckingham Palace with Princess Kate Middleton and Queen Elizabeth II immortalized in their royal iconic style by artist aleXsandro Palombo' is the latest offering from the Italian blogger. 
His previous work includes recreating Disney princesses as disabled and as victims of domestic abuse on his blog Humor Chic.

While she has been staying at home with Prince George a lot lately, it was recently revealed that the Duchess of Cambridge will be guest of honour at a spectacular celebration in Malta next month, on her first solo foreign tour on behalf of the Queen.

Kate will leave her young son, Prince George, behind - as well as her husband, Prince William - for two days of official events to mark the 50th anniversary of the island’s independence from the UK.
It is a sign of her confidence in her grandson’s wife that the monarch has asked the Duchess to travel to the Mediterranean island which holds a special place in her heart. 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Humor Chic News - E! Entertainment Television "See Every Outfit Kate Middleton Has Ever Worn—in Simpsons Fashion! Check Out the Pics"

If Kate Middleton is ever called upon to make an official visit to Springfield, she is more than ready.

Having plenty of chic outfits to work with, artist aleXsandro Palombo has immortalized the Duchess of Cambridge many times over in the guise of a character from The Simpsons, turning Kate into a pale yellow, eight-fingered royal.

Queen Elizabeth II appears with her in several pics and, in one, there are dozens of duchesses, each wearing one of her many already legendy sartorial ensembles, hats and all. We could stare for days...

Palombo (who is not affiliated with The Simpsons) posted his various incarnations on Humor Chic in a post titled "Welcome to Buckingham Palace."

Kate and the queen are featured giving oh-so-royal waves in front of the Palace gates, by the grand staircase and in the Throne Room.

Here's a sampling, plus more can be found on Humor Chic! Seriously, almost everything, from her instantly iconic buttercup-yellow Jenny Packham shirt dress to the lavender Alexander McQueen she wowed in when she and Prince William attended the BAFTA "Brits to Watch" gala in Los Angeles on a 2011 tour.


VIA E! Online

Art - Princess Kate Middleton Simpsonized "Born to be an Icon" by aleXsandro Palombo

Welcome to Buckingham Palace
by aleXsandro Palombo

Kate Middleton's Iconic Royal Style

An exclusive tour at Buckingham Palace with Princess Kate Middleton (Duchess of Cambridge) and Queen Elizabeth II immortalized in their royal iconic style by artist aleXsandro Palombo

Location: London, Buckingham PalaceThe Grand Staircase and The Throne Room