CoC Playful Minds' 10th anniversary

16 May

Crown Princess Mary visited Billund this afternoon to attend CoC Playful Minds' 10th anniversary. 

"CoC" stands for Capital of Children. It makes the project working to fulfill a vision within Billund. CoC Playful Minds work to make Billund the children's capital by different initiatives, collaborations, activities and projects.

When arriving to Billund, the Crown Princess was warmly welcomed with smiles, flowers and happy faces. Usually, the guest of honor are also welcomed by a host. This time was a bit different because for CoC Playful Minds children are the core, which is also why the children acted as hosts for the day. I love that idea.

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This was truly the outfit I need to be inspired! Lately, I have been lacking of inspiration for what to match. Everything is the same: plain colours and always black tights. But this outfit of Marys really did the thing for me. Dosen't she look absolutely gorgeous? Love how she style her brand new olive-green midi skirt with that new green blazer from Ralph Lauren. I learned about Mary's new blazer at UFO No More. She paired it with a super simple white t-shirt. Looks so well-balanced. Colours and fabrics are a stunning combo.

Her accessories are also incredibly beautiful. Because the rest of her outfit is this simple and calm, I love that her accessories are a bit more "exclusive". Both the golden earrings, a couple of the bracelets and that rather large diamond ring are creations by Dulong Fine Jewelry with Marianne Dulong as the main designer. We also get a glimpse of her beloved Cartier bangle. The necklace with its pendants are also magnificent. They are all from Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen.

Mary completed her outfit with great heels from Chloé. They look so comfortable and makes the outfit relaxed, but absolutely not boring. Would you copy this look?


SHOP THE LOOK

Blazer ● Ralph Lauren, here

Earrings ● Dulong Fine Jewelry, here

Necklace ● Ole Lynggaard Copenhagenhere

Pendant ● Ole Lynggaard Copenhagenhere

Pendant ● Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen, here

Ring ● Dulong Fine Jewelry, here

Ring ● Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen, here

Bracelet ● Dulong Fine Jewelry, here (similar)

Bracelet ● Dulong Fine Jewelry, here

Bracelet ● Cartier, here

 Shoes ● Chloé, here


Annual presidum meeting with the Mary Foundation

12 May

Each year, the Mary Foundation's presidum meet up to make a status of the past year. It was time for the annual meeting, which took place at Amalienborg. This is the Mary Foundation's way of informing their partners and collaborators about their work. What they have achieved, what's in progress and what still needs to be taken care of.

Representatives from both Tuborgfondet, Egmont Fonden, Ole Kirk's Fond, TrygFonden, William Demant Fonden, Det Obelske Familiefond, Remmen Fonden, Oak Foundation, Østifterne and Hempel Fonden were all gathered at the meeting.

Michelle Kolls from the family outpatient clinic at Hvidovre Hospital also attended the presidum meeting at Amalienborg. She talked about the results of the project "Good start to family life - Together Without Violence". Both the Mary Foundation and Amager and Hvidovre Hospital are part of the project. CEO of the Mary Foundation Helle Østergaard also shared a few words at the meeting.



Mary looked really lovely at the presidum meeting with the Mary Foundation and their collaborating partners. We fairly get a glimpse of what she was wearing, but in my mind there is no doubt that Mary wore a reused power pink Hugo Boss blouse. She matched it was an old long black ZARA blazer. This combo makes me guess that Mary embraced the style with plain black trousers and pumps. 

She has worn the blouse and blazer before. One time at a LOKK conference in 2019 (here) and at the presentation of the UNFPA's Sate of World Population Report 2019 (here).

The stunning pink Dulong Fine Jewelry earrings were a wonderful addition to the rest of her outfit. Very chic and elegant. Almost delicate. Like a piece of candy. They have been in her jewellery box for many years now, but a design like this never really goes out of style.


SHOP THE LOOK

Coat ● ZARA

Blouse ● Hugo Boss, here

Earrings ● Dulong Fine Jewelry


Visiting the Crown Princes Mary Center

10 May

A couple of days before Crown Princess Mary turned 50, on February 2nd, the "Crown Princess Mary Center - solving problems through research and partnerships" was inaugurated at the University of Copenhagen.

The Crown Princess Mary Center is a knowledge center for applied and interdisciplinary research in the humanities and social sciences. The center gathers a community of the research environments and societal actors. Together these actors develop and disseminate new knowledge and participate in networking activities.

On May 10th, the Crown Princess paid a visit to the center at the University of Copenhagen. Here she met with several scientists who shared their work with her. She was also informed about the centers others work to find new solutions to current societal challenges with the individual being at the center.



At the little gathering at the University of Copenhagen, when Mary met with several scientist who are part of the "Crown Princess Mary Center - solving problems through research and partnerships", Mary was wearing what looks like a simple black blouse. We only got one single photo from the meeting and that is already problematic. But this one is also in a bad quality and show only very little of her outfit. From what we see, I cannot identify if it is a blouse or a dress. Somehow, I think it looks like Mary was wearing a smaller scarf at the meeting? Do you recognize anything about this outfit?


The Maternity Foundation's Mother's Day event

05 May

As patron of the Maternity Foundation, Crown Princess Mary attended their Mother's Day event at Center for Ledelse in Copenhagen. 

The Maternity Foundation aim to secure women and infants life and health during pregnancy and childbirth in developing countries. The Danish foundation goes back to 2005. Crown Princess Mary has been patron since 2010.

She was warmly welcomed, when she arrived to Center for Ledelse in Copenhagen. Crown Princess Mary was about to attend an event focusing on the crossroads between women's health, technology and global development. The Crown Princess also gave a speech at the event (here).

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Mary looked absolutely stunning at the Maternity Foundation's Mother's Day event. She wore an Elsa Adams skirt. I think it started as a dress. We saw it for the first time in 2019, when visiting Paris (here), but due to the construction, it could in fact be a matching skirt and blouse as well as a dress. Nevertheless, Mary wore it beautifully with a simple white button-down blouse. She was wearing the outfit with such elegance.

The first accessory I noticed was her diamond necklace. Mary first wore this magnificent necklace in 2005, when the couple visited Australia (here). I have never been able to find out who created it, but hopefully I will some day. The golden Cartier bracelet was a great addition such as the different rings from Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen and that white pearl ring from Dulong Fine Jewelry.

Her simple white leather clutch is a Diane von Furstenberg design. Mary has the exact same clutch in black too (here). Personally, I like the white one a little more than the black version. The smashing pointed python pumps are from Gianvito Rossi.


SHOP THE LOOK

Skirt ● Elsa Adams, here

Bracelet ● Cartierhere

Ring ● Dulong Fine Jewelry

Rings ● Ole Lynggaard Copenhagenhere

Clutch ● Diane von Furstenberghere

Shoes ● Gianvito Rossihere


A parade of honor

04 April

May 4th has a very significant and important meaning to Denmark. On May 4, Denmark celebrates the liberation after World War II in 1945. Every year this specific day is celebrated across Denmark in different ways. Common for all of them are the candles placed in every window.

Crown Princess Mary celebrated the liberation with the a 4th of May parade at Kastellet in Copenhagen. The parade was arranged by the Danish Home Guard. The Crown Princess has been first lieutenant since 2015 in the Danish Home Guard.

The Crown Princess honored fallen soldiers, those lost in war and their families with a wreath. 

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Simple is not always a bad thing. Mary proved this with absolut perfection. At the 4th of May parade at Kastellet in Copenhagen, she showed up in a reused Søren Le Schmidt dress. The details of this dress are so exquisite and elegant. A dress like this is everything you need to call Søren Le Schmidt a very talented designer and tailor.

Mary embraced the look with diamond earrings. White diamonds surround a larger bright yellow diamond. I have never been able to identify these earrings, but maybe one day I will. The same goes with her huge golden ring. This masterpiece is still a mystery to me. Do you know anything about the earrings are the ring?

She also accessorized her outfit with dark blue leather gloves and matching pointed Jimmy Choo pumps. Once again, she impressed me with her choice of hairstyle. Looks so good. The ponytail is casual, but super chic! That bright coral nail polish is a brilliant match next to the dusty blue dress.


SHOP THE LOOK

Dress ● Søren Le Schmidthere

Shoes ● Jimmy Choo, here


Gala dinner at Amalienborg

03 April

Earlier in the morning, Queen Margrethe welcomed India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He was on an official visit in Denmark as part of a larger travel across Europe. He was officially welcomed by the Queen at Amalienborg.

Queen Margrethe later hosted a gala dinner at Christian VII's Palace at Amalienborg. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary also attended the gala dinner. So did, Denmark's Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen.

The Danish family members and the Indian Prime Minister welcomed all of the invited guests with a personal greeting; a handshake and smiles.

Kongehuset Frederik et Mary Royal Portraits Gallery UFO No More Billed Bladet ● Billed Bladet  Billed Bladet  Billed Bladet



Well, well, well. You have to love this look. Mary, you look damn good in that Valentino gown! Do you remember that she has worn it before? It was back in 2019 at the enthronement ceremony of Emperor Naruhito of Japan (here). The gown captured us then as much as this time. It has been altered a bit. Lace sleeves have been added. I kinda like this little adjustment. What do you think? Go or no go? Think it gives the gown some softness.

Mary accessorized the stunning Valentino gown with huge diamond earrings. They have been seen sold on an Bruun Rasmussen Auction in 2010. She has worn them before. First time was in Norway, when celebrating King Harald and Queen Sonja's 80th birthday in 2017 (here). She matched the beautiful earrings with a silver clutch from J. Furmani and some silver other jewellery's. Like that bracelet and ring both featuring rather large purple stones.

She also embraced the style by wearing silver satin pumps from Manolo Blahnik. This is the same shoes she wore back in 2019 with the gown. It is indeed a match made in heaven. Her hair and makeup completed the outfit with such perfection.


SHOP THE LOOK

Gown ● Valentino, here

Earrings ● Sold on an Bruun Rasmussen Auction, here

Clutch ● J. Furmani, here

Shoes ● Manolo Blahnik, here