Vacation at Gråsten

July, 26

I'm back from my vacation and I have been looking so much forward to make this specific post with all the new pictures from this vacation on Gråsten Palace. All gathered together from children to grandparents.

To me there is something special about this yearly family gathering. Queen Margrethe and her husband Prince Henrik invites their children, grandchildren etc for some good days together all by themselves. One of the only time a year the royal family are on their own, away from the public. The atmosphere is just so unique; the children are running around and playing and the adults are having fun even though every step are followed by photographers. This is the time a year when they are allow to act completely normal and do whatever they want - the day are not planned like everything else; anything can happen such day. That's what I love to so much! In my opinion, which you of course do not have to share with me, the royals are something special and not like everybody else but we still want to see them as we are. We respect their title (or at least some do) and they respect our wish to see them act normal.

Well, enough about thoughts. Mary was absolutely fantastic in her new dark blue Rabens Saloner (Spring/Summer 2013) dress featuring a elastic belt and wide neckline. One thing I noticed is, when Frederik and Mary are somewhere together they always wear clothes that match each other. Which also was the case here because Frederik was in a blue Ralph Lauren shirt and beige shorts - like his oldest son Prince Christian, he was also in a green Ralph Lauren shirt. Princess Isabella and her little sister were in each a floral dress and sandals and ballet flats. Prince Vincent in a sweet blue and white checkered shirt with blue shorts matching his mom and dad. Four very cute children of theirs!

Let us go back to our wonderful Mary because her outfit was quite interesting, great components were matched together with the new blue dress. I think I'll start from her shoes today - a little unusual as everything else about this day. Theresa identified her new white lace wedges as Tory Burch, which I fell in love with immediately, I kinda fancy the style and combination with the casual dress and the feminine wedges. Think I need a pair of similar wedges for my summer wardrobe... As casual her look was as expensive jewellery she were wearing. Marianne Dulong is the one of designed both two of the three bracelets and the oval shapes earrings. Love that the pendant is green, the same colour as her son's shirt! Great detail. The third bracelet is Shamballa Jewels. Her sunglasses is her model from Prada (2012). Is this a wonderful outfit or what?!

Earrings + Pendant: Marianne Dulong Kharisma DKK 18,200
Bracelets: Marianne Dulong Ellipse DKK 20,450 & Lumina DKK 30,750
Bracelet: Shamballa Jewels Royal Bracelet
Sunglasses: Prada SPR 04N
Wedges: Tory Burch Gia Espadrille Wedge $228

Birthday Party in Norway

July, 20

The celebration of Crown Prince Haakon of Norway started yesterday in the garden of Skaugum. Around 22o people were invited to the party and it was a bit unusual because everyone was to take part in the celebration, everyone were helping with something. Some will get the chance to stand in a bar, take the dishes, control the music etc. If you want and have the time you can see a 2 hour long video right here with songs, speeches and much more from the day.

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary are also participating. 1

I really hope we would see some pictures from this birthday and we did, sort of. A few pictures have been published where we see Mary and Frederik but I can't complain because it was some sweet pictures. With some help from Royals Outfits of Crown Princess Mary we know that her new (!) maxi black and white dress is from the Australian brand Scanlan & Theodore (Spring/Summer 2012/13)! I have to admit I have never heart of this brand before but I really like the design! It's perfect for a day at the beach, for shopping or as Mary used hers for at birthday. After a closer look to the few photos I realized that she was also wearing flower earrings from JewlscphShe topped off her look with bordeaux Prada (2012 collection) sunglasses!

I advocate that we need to try more hairstyles. There are hundreds of hundreds ways to do your hair whatever you like braids, elegant or casual updo's. You just have to choose one. The one Mary had is one of my personal favourites - the low chignon. With the one single updo there are several different ways to make it. I found some I think you should try! 

  1. Chignon Hair Tutorial
  2. The Chignon
  3. Braided Side Chignon
  4. Stylish Chignon
Earrings: Jewlscph Flower Glam DKK 23,299
Sunglasses: Prada SPR 04N
Dress: Scanlan & Theodore Frangipani Bridle Collar Dress

Ballet at Gavnø

July, 19

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended a ballet at Gavnø Castle hosted by Baron Otto Reedtz-Thott and his wife Helle.

To me this is more a unofficial event, a evening with family and friends. It was a wonderful night last night when they attended the ballet at Gavnø Castle. The sun was still there and it was a lovely warm evening. This wonderful evening gave Mary the opportunity to wear a sleeveless dress and bare legs and she did also wear several new things! That's something we like.

Shortly after I posted this I had so many requests from all you guys, mainly about the new blue dress and her new heeled sandals. I really like this evening outfit - casual and beautiful - but I hadn't seen it come that so many of you would be interested. I had to disappoint you because these two things were no where to find; at least not for me. That makes me happy is when readers help readers! Pernille that amazing woman found it from Lanvin! We are very grateful. The design reminded me of By Malene Birger or Signe Bøgelund-Jensen, but none of them were right. Now you know. The brown heeled sandals I finally identified as Hugo Boss (collection: BOSS).

Then we have the huge golden earrings! Glittering in the late evening sun. She wore brand new Queen Jewlscph earrings. They are available in golden, silver and pink. It was obvious to me that these new earrings had to be from Jewslcph, so much their style am I right? Still it took me and a good friend a while actually to find them but everything for you and we found them! The clutch is from Carlend Copenhagen and is made of crocodile. A model I really find great and it's available in several different colours. A great night to be a Mary fan!

Earrings: Jewlscph Queen in golden DKK 1,399
Clutch: Carland Copenhagen Vanessa DKK 8,500
Shoes: Hugo Boss Patent Leather Heels

Update: You might already know this but Crown Prince Haakon is celebrating his 40 years birthday this weekend and the birthday have a theme - it is a very untraditional birthday for royal's to make - the theme is hippie. Frederik and Mary are participating and arrives to Norway today, Saturday. I hope so much we'll get a few pictures to fell the atmosphere when a Royal are being celebrated by... other royals. It all starts at 3:30 pm. local time. Ready for a birthday?