The Crown Prince Couple's Prizes 2015

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary presented the Crown Prince Couple's Prizes 2015 in Kulturværftet, Helsingør.  

Minutes before 8 a clock local time Frederik and Mary arrived to Kulturværftet in Helsingør with Kronborg Castle in the background, to host this years Crown Prince Couple's Prizes 2015. The one and a half hours show was broadcasted on DR1, that's why you also got the opportunity to follow the show live. Did you watch the show? (find it here) I simply loved it. Usually I only look at pictures from royal events where Mary participates but the few times a year when I get the chance to watch them live on TV, I'm always ready! The Crown Prince Couple's Prizes is our window into the Danish-artistic-world. We see musicians, writers, designers etc. A little of everything. This is a night of honor, prizes are handed over by Frederik and Mary to the latest talents who of all deserves to be honored because of their new, innovative and creative work. 

Several different artists are nominated and only four of them wins a prize at the award show. The Crown Prince Couple have presented these four prizes the last eleven years every year at a new location in Denmark. The Crown Princes Couple's Prizes was established in 2004 as a wedding gift to Frederik and Mary and was first presented in 2005. This was a gift from the Bikuben Foundation (Bikubenfonden). Until 2009 the award had another name: The Crown Prince Couple's Cultur Prize and then it was changed to the current name. At the same time, in 2009, the numbers of prizes was expanded from one to four, three different categories. The Crown Prince Coupels Prizes was in 2013 awarded for the first time outside Denmark, as the awards ceremony was held in the Opera House in Sydney. I'm sure you all remember it very well, Mary in her stunning pink Ole Yde dress. Yes, I'm sure you remember. Overall the prizes focuses on outstanding performances, innovative and excellence ideas in the Danish art and culture such as social work. Below you see the winners and some more information on why and how the prizes are given. And of course a picture of the winners and the Crown Prince Couple:

Et billede slået op af DR1 (@dr1tv) den

The Crown Prince Couple's Culture Prize/Kronprinsparrets Kulturpris
The prize goes to a Danish, Faroese and Greenlandic artist who has made an outstanding achievement, and one who can expect great achievements in the future, both national and internationally. The winner also gets DKK 500,000. 

The Culture Prize winner is: Theater director Elisa Kragerup

The Crown Prince Couple's Stardust Prizes/Kronprinsparrets Stjernedryspriser
It is given in recognition of innovative, younger Danish, Faroese and Greenlandic artists who have shown the courage to break new ground in their artistic genre which has been innovative and uncompromising in their artistic exploration. The winners are also given DKK 50,000

The winners are: Designer Mark Tan & Author and artist Amalie Smith

The Crown Prince Couple's Social Prize/Kronprinsparrets Sociale Pris
This prize is given to a private, public or voluntary association, institution or organization that is behind an innovative, creative and innovative project or initiative for the benefit of socially vulnerable or marginalized groups in Denmark or Greenland. The project gets DKK 500,000. 

The winner is the project: Mind Your Own Business

A wonderful evening like this takes a wonderful evening gown and Mary did not disappoint me wearing a dazzling new black outfit with the most incredible details! Because I watched the live broadcast yesterday evening I got a glimpse of her look, saw how it moves when she moved and the stunning details which amazed me. The style was very 1950's with the iconic A-line skirt featuring  beautiful lace, a fitted waist accessories with black stones and a turtleneck. I need to admit that I did not see she's wearing a skirt and a blouse. Why didn't I see that?! But thanks to all of you I see that now. Actually we have seen her wear the blouse before, for instance at the celebration of Per Thornit's 70-years birthday in 2012. This also give us a chance that we actually are able to find out where the skirt comes from. Days before the award show we found out that designer Mark Tan was one of the winners. To honor him he could have created the dress Mary would be wearing yesterday at the show. But I doubt. The skirt she wore is too feminine and features too many details. If Mark Tan had designed her dress I think it had been more simple - more modern and plain. The style reminds me more of a Malene Birger Salon creation. Mary was even more stunning wearing red lipstick and the bordeaux clutch. In my opinion red and black are two of the most glamorous colours. Absolutely magnificent! I have heard comments about her hairstyle that you think it makes her look old, sorry but I really love it. It's perfect styled to match her 50s look. Her use of the Ruby Parure is great! To use the ruby brooch instead of a necklace is brilliant, innovative and creative as the winners of the evenings prizes. I want to mention that earrings, bracelet and ring are not originally a part of the Parure such as the brooch is. She complete her outfit with a pair of new black Gianvito Rossi pumps. I'm breathless.

Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Mesh Insert Suede Pumps in Black €570
Jewellery: Ruby Parure

I often fancy looking at old photos of her from previous similar events and this is also possible now because Billed-Bladet did a gallery which you find here. Enjoy!

I will shortly comment on her outfit she wore in the interview made to yesterdays show. If you already have seen the broadcast you know what I'm talking about. I love this outfit as much as her evening look! Her new striped Baum und Pferdgarten shirt dress matched with the beige L.K. Bennett wedges is really a great combo. Beautifully she accessorized with a pony tale hairstyle, Dolce & Gabbana shades and bracelets from Charlotte Wæhrens and Anni Lu. Love, love, love it!

Dress: Baum und Pferdgarten Agata, Sailorstripe DKK 2,199
Shoes: L.K. Bennett Greta Wedges
 Sunglasses: Dolce & Gabbana DG4175 £204
Bracelets: Anni Lu Mess Army Bracelet + Fun Bracelet Army DKK 299
Bracelet: Charlotte Wæhrens Rainbow Bracelet w. Saphires

The St. Loye Prize 2015

October, Friday 2nd

Crown Princess Mary presented the Goldsmith Guild Talent Cost St. Loye Prize in Rundetrån, Copenhagen.
Photo 1 + Photo 2

Around dinner time Mary arrived to Rundetårn, with one of the cities most wonderful views, to present this years Goldsmith Guild Talent Cost St. Loye Prize. Because of the beautiful weather in Copenhagen last night I'm sure it was a special experience for her to attend the presentation. When she arrived to Rundetårn she was welcomed by a flower girls who handed over a really pretty bouquet of flowers, CEO Jepser Vang Hansen and Alderman Diana Holstein. Half way in the old iconic tower, Mary experienced the exhibition The Jewellery City (Smykkernes By). Impressively she steered up through the tower wearing a pair of beige patent heeled shoes showing a really great mood, talking about her impression about the old historic building. Maybe I should tell you a little more about the location. Rundetårn is a 41.55 meter high tower located in the city centre of Copenhagen. The name come from the shape of the tower Rundetårn = Round Tower. From the top of the tower is a viewing platform where to look over the city. The tower in Copenhagen are specially known for its spiraling staircase that leads all the way up to the viewing platform. The tower was build by King Christian 4th of Denmark back in 1642. It took five years to build. King Christian 4th is known for all his buildings especially Rundetårn. Among others the tower have been used as university library and the viewing platform have been used as astronomical observatory. The spiraling staircase might have been practical to move both books to the library and astronomical equipment. This was a little history on the location were Mary last night handed over the St. Loye Prize and watched The Jewellery City exhibition.

The highlight of the evening's royal visit was the presentation of the St. Loye Prize winner on DKK 100,000 which was given to a special talented artist in goldsmith profession. This prize was given to Christina Bukkehave who is the designer behind BUKKEHAVE. To me her jewellery are very artistic, modern and with a twist the Scandinavian design. She plays with the different shapes and metals. Among others she uses pearls, diamonds and amber to give her jewellery a feminine touch. I think she is a talented and creative jewellery designer who deserve the acknowledgement. Some of Christina Bukkehave's designs were exhibited in Rundetårn.

I know I have said this before but Mary keeps surprising me with her clothes. Every time I think: now it does not get even better but it does! At yesterdays evening event Mary wore a brand new black A-line dress featuring some kind of golden brocade detailing. This is a dress you either love or hate. I really adore her new dress with the high neck, long sleeves and pattern. What was your first thought when you saw her in this? I tried everything to find her dress with no success so now I might need your help and expertise. I'm so confused because only two bad quality pictures are published. I hope we will see more articles and of course some more pictures from the St. Loye Prize like we did in 2012 when Mary also handed over the prize. You remember her in the bright red Marc Jacobs dress? She was so lovely. I'd really like to see some more from the event also to see the earrings. I am pretty sure they are from Fiagros Bryllup like those you see below. I have an idea that her golden diamond bracelet, on her right wrist, is from the same designer but I have no proof yet. After all I know were her black pearl bracelet are from Marianne Dulong. Thanks to Heaven I now know she is wearing her Christian Louboutin pumps.

Earrings: Figaros Bryllup Smoke Quartz Earrings DKK 5,300
Bracelet: Marianne Dulong Catena 
Shoes: Christian Louboutin Décolleté 100mm Leather Pumps in Beige

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Made of: Silk and lined w. non Silk
Postage from: UK
Condition: Excellent w. no faults

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Old News: Mary in Milan


Two days ago Mary ended her New York-trip where she attended activities and meeting in addition to the UN International Conference on Population and Development. Among others she attended meetings with the High-Level Task Force organization, Global Leaders' and the Maternal Foundation.  I think she was honored to get the opportunity to participated, show her commitment and maybe also to get prepared to her role as hosting the Women Deliver Conference in 2016 -get some ideas, meet the people and get all the latest news about future projects etc. Mary traveled last Sunday to attend the conference in New York. A week before she went on a short trip to Italy, more specific Milan to go shopping. I found out about her trip at Walking in the streets and looking like everybody else she ruled the fashion city wearing a classic and a the same time casual outfit. What I love about her look is the possibilities, with a pair of heeled shoes and it's the perfect evening outfit. Very scandinavian, navy blue capri trousers, the white peplum and the long black jacket - non of this are yet identified. She completed hr look with golden jewellery from Marianne Dulong, Orti Elhanati and Ole Lynggaard. I think I see one of her Anni Lu or Charlotte Wæhrens bracelet on her right arm. She wore a Prada tote handbag and loafers both seen before. Finally I have been able to identify her grey loafers which took me quite a long time. They are from Rêve. So to those of you who love them as much as I do, you now know where to buy them! To me her shades look new and I have a pretty strong feeling that they are from Prada.

Shoes: Rêve Flat Suede Loafers in Gray €244
Earrings: Marianne Dulong Esme DKK 10,400
Necklace: Orit Elhanati The Abyss Necklace DKK 10,300
Ring: Ole Lynggaard Leaves Ring in 18K Yellow Gold DKK 29,900

Possible worn bracelets: 
Bracelets: Anni Lu Mess Army Bracelet + Fun Bracelet Army DKK 299
Bracelet: Charlotte Wæhrens Rainbow Bracelet w. Saphires