Day: 2 CHIO in Germany the Opening Ceremony

June, 25

Crown Princess Mary and Princess Benedikte participated in the opening ceremony of CHIO Aachen in Germany. They arrived to Germany yesterday.

Crown Princess Mary & Princess Benedikte on a tour in Aachen, Germany

Before attending the opening later today Mary and Princess Benedikte spend the time walking around in Aachen to see some of the city, meet the germans and have a great time together which I think they had. The two royal women were dressed perfectly in matching blue colours; Princess Benedikte in a light blue suit featuring three large buttons and a asymmetric close sure. Of her age she's just beautiful! 

Stunning as always Mary wore her dark blue fitted SAND dress with a matching navy blue cardigan to keep her arms warm. She has been wearing the dress at several occasions with different accessories every time. I couldn't stop myself from staring at the large brooch on the right side of her chest because the exact same brooch she wore at the inauguration of the House of Industry on June 10th this months. The fact that Mary is wearing it once again makes me sure that it's her own, not one she borrowed by her mother-in-law, Queen Margrethe which was my first thought. I still would like to know just something about it but I doubt we will. Maybe some day. Jewellery are from Marianne Dulong

What I'm going to say now is the exact reason why I think so many women all over the world love her style so much. Her choice of accessories. I do not know any woman who would have matched a bright pink clutch AND shoes to a navy blue dress - but it is great!! Now I just need to try it myself. Thanks to Charlotte I know that her new amazing 'reversible' clutch is from a limited edition from Adax designed by Stine Goya. Isn't it lovely?! The pointed pumps I'm not still quite sure about, my guess and your's are DIOR or Prada - to me they look like Prada. They have similar models. I really find this a wonderful outfit because she chose elements from several good seasons. To complete this masterwork her hair was done in a simple and elegant half-updo. 

Earrings: Marianne Dulong
Dress: SAND
Clutch: Stine Goya by Adax Pink Clutch
Bracelets: Marianne Dulong Ellipse DKK 20,450 & Lumina DKK 30,750

Crown Princess Mary & Princess Benedikte at the opening ceremony of CHIO Aachen


I think you had the felling that I really like her look from earlier today, you know the SAND dress with the pink Stine Goya by Adax clutch. This is much much better. Her elegance is overwhelming to me! I love that their clothes are matching just like earlier, in shades of blue. The colour to wear this summer. I'm not sure where to start with all this... As real royals Mary and Benedikte arrived by a shiny black carriage. Waving like royals they were welcomed by all the attending people who had already found their seats and were ready to watch the exclusive horse show. Mary's smile melted my heart.

On her head she wore a baby blue hairpiece the exact same she wore at the coronation of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands on April 30 2013. I love it as much as the first time, now I also have a suggestion on who might de the designer, Jane Taylor. There are some similarities with the two. Take a look at the link below and let me know your thoughts! Ole Yde, a Danish designer, created the dazzling dress, worn at several occasions. The white coat is the same as yesterday, Prada. It gave the outfit a classic and elegant look.

Lately Mary has been wearing her Royal Bracelet made by Shamballa Jewels. In a lovely blue colour, matching the hairpiece, Mary wore her Aquamarine and diamonds earrings. My guess is that they are inherited from either Queen Margrethe or Queen Ingrid. The past years they have change a bit and I still like them very much. The earrings give the true sense of royalty! Her brown hair looked stunning to the Carlend Copenhagen clutch and then we have her Décolleté pumps from Christian Louboutin featuring the characteristic red sole. Christian Louboutin shoes are worn by women all over the world, from Hollywood ladies to fasionistas in Europe and of course our Crown Princess Mary! 

Hairpiece: Jane Taylor Helena £255?
Dress: Ole Yde
Coat: Prada
Clutch: Carlend Copenhagen Vanessa DKK 8,500
Shoes: Christian Louboutin Décolleté 100mm Pumps in Caramel Brown €425
Bracelet: Shamballa Jewels Royal Bracelet

Day 1: CHIO in Germany

June, 24

Crown Princess Mary and Princess Benedikte will participate in the opening ceremony of CHIO Aachen in Germany tomorrow on June 25th. They arrived to Germany today, one day earlier.

What is CHIO Aachen?
... is an international horse jumping and dressage show in the city of Aachen in Germany. The show is held every year at summer time. The show is one of the most prestigious in all Europe. Like to know more? Read right here. 1 2

Crown Princess Mary & Princess Benedikte arrives to Germany

Both these women loves to be around horses. Benedikte tells to an journalist that she has been around horses her entire life from she was a little child and that it is a pleasure and joy to be in Germany with Mary to experience something like this with her. Mary also find lot of joy in horses and take a ride when there's time. Often she's seen with Frederik once a year when they are on vacation at Gråsten Castle with the rest of the family. I clearly remember some of the first pictures which were taken of Mary to a book that was published about a year after the marriage (if I'm correct...) - Mary riding on a horse and the famous pictures in Vogue from around 2004 is she also around horses and she might also mention how important they are to her. So this is really the perfect opportunity for both of them!

Mary was dressed in a beautiful blue and white textured suit from Prada at the arrival. There are quite some different models from Prada with the same print - everything from a coat, skirt, jacket and trousers. Mary was in a pencil skirt in the same print as her blue jacket. This could be the perfect suit worn in the 50's, marching suits was so popular. To me they still are. If you now have the felling that you might have seen this specific print before then it might be because she once wore the jacket with black trousers and Christian Louboutin shoes.  

To this outfit she added white Sea pearl earrings created by Marianne Dulong, new white pumps which in my opinion is a Prada model and a shiny white Prada bag - a pretty old one because it worn by her in 2006. Thanks to the reader who gave me that information! 

Earrings: Marianne Dulong
Shoes: Prada White Pointed Pumps?
Bag: Prada

Crown Princess Mary & Princess Bennedikte attended a reception

What is better than a brand new bright red dress mixed with a plain white coat?! The colours of Denmark. Really lovely outfit Mary showed the world last night when she attended a reception in  honor of the international horse show, CHIO Aachen. 

Mary's outfit gave us the opportunity to explore may be the right word to use, because she wore so many stunning things at the reception. I truly understand why so many was starring at her in her new red dress. The thing is that even though she wears something extremely beautiful it is only perfect when you fell that she's comfortable in what she's wearing and I differently think she was! The stunning red dress was really a model I had to find and as most other times I have some very dedicated friends who are always there to help me. They want as badly as I want, to find her beautiful things. It took us quite a while to find this one which might be because of the designer. As any other Mary has her favourite designers and they are of course their website is the first to visit. But when it in the end turns out that the designer is one she rarely use, it is hard. With help we did it, Mary's new bright dress is from Max Mara her Fall/Winter 2012 ELEGANT collection. Beautifully she added golden jewellery from Danish Marianne Dulong. Elegant and sophisticated at the same time!

The white coat is a model Mary also has in black which is why I knew Prada is the designer but I had never been able to actually find it. With some help from TH the coat is identified as Prada who is also the designer of the little red suede clutch features a golden Prada-logo and a tassel. Her hair was very simple created with a golden hairpiece in the shape of a leaf, Kate made the suggested that Zabel Jewellery Copenhagen could be the designer of these hairpieces. I see the similarities, do you? Please let me know your thoughts about the jewellery in her hair. Notice that she actually wearing some kind of purple nail polish - that is not something we see often. To make this outfit even more amazing she wore brand new heeled sandals, some really nice ones. Pernille identified them, I'm so thankful! They are from Azzendine Alaïa, I wouldn't mind wearing them! Of all my heart I hope she'll wear them again some day. 

Earrings: Marianne Dulong Kharisma DKK 18,200
Bracelets: Marianne Dulong Ellipse DKK 20,450 & Lumina DKK 30,750 
Hairpiece: Zabel Jewellery Copenhagen Jewellery ?
Dress: Max Mara Red V-Neck Peplum Dress
Coat: Prada
Shoes: Azzedine Alaïa Nude Sandals DKK 7,895

Crown Princess Mary out for Dinner

June, 13

Crown Princess Mary went out for a dinner with one of her good friend Caroline Flemming at the restaurant Geist. Crown Princess Mary followed Caroline Flemming back to her room at the Hotel D’Angleterre in Copenhagen.

The reason I really want to write this post is because of Mary's outfit, I fell in love with every single part when I saw one of the few pictures. Something I just need to try on my own, every component of this everyday/girl's night out were stunning. It makes me realize who great an everyday outfit can be with the right clothes and accessories. 

Mary and Caroline have been friend for quite some years and a night like this is what everyone want to do sometimes also if your name is Mary and you are the Crown Princess of Denmark. Mary picked Caroline up after a trip on her white bike from the Castle followed by one of her lifeguard.

Actually she was wearing the exact same white peplum from Rabens Saloner when she attended the Children's Relay a few days ago, she changed to a pair of skinny dark jeans and some pretty amazing new shoes. I fell in love with the at first sight - the combination of colours and the fact that they are a bit different than many other shoes Mary's have, I only have to say that it is my biggest wish to see her wear them again on an official event where we might are able to see them better. After quite some hours I was able to identify them. The reason why it took that long was because I found out they were from a Spring 2011 collection from... Prada - of course. You might remember the jacket with the pink hemline and if not I'll tell you anyway. The lovely jacket is created by Danish designer Julie Fagerholt, Heartmade. To match the pink details on the 3/4 sleeved jacket, she added a powder pink lace scarf to the outfit when she was bicycling through town. What can do this even more perfect, a grey Prada handbag. 

Jacket: Heartmade by Julie Fagerholt Boléro Jacket
Blouse: Rabens Saloner 

Children's Relay 2013

June, 15
Photo by Angés Colbert

Crown Princess Mary attended the Children's Relay in Fælledparken in Copenhagen as a tradition.

Some more details about the Children's Relay
The Children's Relay started back in 2008. It has been an upcoming event every year since. The project is made in collaboration with The Mary Foundation (Mary Fonden) and Save The Children (Red Barnet). The relay focuses on serious issues like bullying. They want to make sure the children knows how important it is to be a good friend, she respect, to cooperate and have the courage to act. Read much more here.

It is always a pleasure to see pictures of Mary when she participate in the yearly Children's Relay in Aarhus or Copenhagen; this year in Copenhagen. Surrounded by children all day, giving medals to the participants kids and giving a speech are just some of the usual things she do every year. What I like about this day is that she's on an official event but still she's dressed casual, acting like it was unofficial and all her attention goes to the kids and they love her. This year was also a bit special because Mary's oldest son, Prince Christian participated in the run. When he finished, she was ready with a huge and a golden medallion which she placed around his neck.

As I mentioned Mary is wearing casual clothing's and I have to say that her everyday style is one I really like. So easy to copy and you are sure it will work absolutely perfect. The white lace Rabens Saloner she once wore with a pencil skirt that gave her a more sophisticated look than with the bootcut jeans from today - which actually is those kind of jeans Mary use to wear, they give her a beautiful shape and is ideal to wear with pumps or heeled sandals. She chose new wedges-ballet flats from BLOCH. They look really so comfortable and I like the things with the black cap-toe and the little bow. The sunglasses is designed by the great singer Madonna for Dolce & Gabbana that's why there is added a M in front of D&G.

A specific piece of jewellery she wore was the silver bracelet on her left arm, a Mandela Bangle with the number 46664, the number of his cell when she was in prison. He is led out in 1990. If I'm correct Frederik has a bracelet too or it mitt be the same they share. When buying the bangle you give your support.

Ambassadors around the world have for decades struggled for Nelson Mandela, in his struggle for equality in his country and around the world.”
Sunglasses: Dolce & Gabbana M by D&G 4107
Blouse: Rabens Saloner
Bracelet: Shamballa Jewels Royal Bracelet
Bracelet: Nelson Mandela 46664 Bangle

Inauguration of the House of Industry

June, 10

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended a dinner with Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik, on the occasion of the inauguration of the House of Industry.

Wunderful! A goddes in gold and white.

Mary was looking so amazing at last nights dinner to celebrate the inauguration of the House of Industry in Copenhagen. Even though there were not may accessories to look at I find it a pretty interesting outfit. Beautifully dressed in a reused Prada dress. Sophisticated because of the knee-length and a little flirty with the width neckline. Several years ago she wore the exact same dress, now some year's later she wears it just as beautifully. Her earrings and bracelet are from the Danish jewellery designer Marianne Dulong, the black pearl were switch to white Sea pearls. She was also wearing, for me what it looks like a new, brooch. Have we seen it before? I have the felling that many think brooches are only for older women, in my opinion every age can wear them. So find your brooches despite your age and start using them - on a blazer, dress anywhere. When you do it once you'll wear them again trust me.

The snakeskin clutch we all know is from Judith Leiber. Then there's only her pointed golden pumps to look at. They seems to be designed by Manolo Blahnik one of the greatest show designers we have. Another thing I noticed when she arrived next to Frederik is her very simple but elegant hairdo. The bare shoulders and this hairstyle give her the perfect evening look. Primarily, any outfit gets better when you have the right up do.

Earrings + Bracelet: Marianne Dulong Ellipse DKK 20,450
Bracelet: Shamballa Jewels Royal Bracelet
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik Gold Bb Leather 115m Pumps in Gold
Clutch: Judith Leiber

Wedding in Sweden

June, 08

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended the wedding of Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Christopher O'Neil.

My congratulations go to the newlyweds! 1 1

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary arrivs to Sweden

Crown Princess Mary was not able to attend the pre-wedding dinner last night, that's why she arrived to Sweden on the wedding day. A wedding is always great to attend and a royal wedding is even better. All the wonderful dresses, huge tiaras, glam and glitter not to forget the bride. There's always great excitement attracted to a royal wedding. I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who have been looking forward to this day. Only three years ago Princess Madeleine's sister Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden married Daniel Westling, now Prince Daniel. Mary was the absolute best dressed at her wedding in a wonderful and romantic what's said is a Jesper Høvring creation. Such beauty. What no one knew was, at that time she was pregnant with the twins. So I'm really looking forward to this year's wedding - what will we see, a new dress or an old one? Which accessories will she wear? What tiara will she be wearing? I have so many questions. Well, we just have to wait and see till the wedding begins. 

At the arrival to her hotel she also wore a pretty nice outfit which I immediately fell in love with! Her hair was casual, ready for the wedding later today. She wore a white Hugo Boss peplum and brand new colourful Baum und Pferdgarten trousers. The black wedges could be some from L.K. Bennett.  Matching to the trousers she carried a white Prada handbag. Then we have the Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses left. A pretty easy outfit to try yourself - because it works with any colour peplum and any colour trousers!

Earrings: Marianne Dulong
Blouse: Hugo Boss Ipeplana Peplum Top SALE $102
Trousers: Baum und Pferdgarten Neta Trousers Blue £60
Sunglasses: Dolce & Gabbana M by D&G 4107 SALE €127
Wedges: L.K. Bennett Maddox Suede Wedges in Black?

The church ceremony

Finally the times up and Princess Madeleine and Christopher O'Neil are married, husband and wife. Madeleine was so beautiful in her Valentino creation of a wedding gown! Meters of stunning lace work. It was a magnificent sight when she arrived to the church. I'm really impressed by the wedding gown, it much have taken hours and hours to make it. Very feminine with a classic touch. Madeleine's dress is the complete opposite of Mary's wedding gown which was pretty simple in an ivory colour. I really hope you got the chance to see some of the wedding. For me it has become an tradition to follow such engagements, luckily most of this are broadcasted in Denmark just like this wonderful royal wedding in Sweden. This must be the wedding of the year 2013! Everyone were gathered to celebrated the couple with the wedding; royals from all over the world.

Most of you might remember the wedding of Victoria and Daniel, a summer wedding to remember such as this one will be to me. The most wonderful and stunning dresses were worn of course Mary was one of them, at both weddings.

I really admire Mary's wedding guest look, all the best in one place! I am not sure where to start... Many guest were dressed in light pastel colours like the norwegian Crown Princess Mette-Marit in a blue lace gown and Crown Princess Marie-Chantal from Greece in a creamy white gown. These are only two of them but Mary is known for choosing something else and different. This time it was a gorgeous bright red Collette Dinnigan resort 2013 gown. It features a floor-length cut and a slim shape which shows her figure perfectly. According to Billed Bladet the raspberry cape is made by Birgit Hallstein to match the dress, what's hard to see is the beautiful sleeves.

Lately she has been wearing metallic accessories - by the way it's the highest fashion this year with metallic accessories - it was also the case at the wedding. She wore silver Prada pumps featuring a dusty pink sole, and a silver clutch my guess is that Judith Leiber might be the designer of the clutch. The earrings is made by Marianne Dulong. Something new and exciting are the two cuff's on each wrist. With the help from Pernille we know know that they are from Annikat and are called Wing Cuff. A great detail that she's wearing one on each wrist! Then we only have the tiara left, I was sure they would be wearing her wedding tiara but not she chose the Midnight Tiara created by Charlotte Lynggaard. An overwhelming piece of work.

Notice that she's not wearing the Order of the Elephant with the blue ribbon but the Order of the Serahim which is the Swedish order which is the same Order Frederik is wearing. This order is worn, as most other orders, from right to left. Read more about the history here.

Tiara: Charlotte Lynggaard Midnight Tiara
Earrings: Marianne Dulong Lotus
Cape: Birgit Hallstein
Dress: Collette Dinnigan Sunflower French Cotton Lace Gown
Bracelets: Annikat Wing Cuff
Clutch: Judith Leiber ?
Shoes: Prada