Day 2. International Conference on Population and Development

Monday, September 28th

Crown Princess Mary attended activities in New York with the UN's General Assembly Special Session on International Conference on Population and Development taking place from September 27-29th.

  • 10:00 am. Crown Princess Mary attended a meeting with the High Level Task Force on the International Conference on Population and Development.

On her second day in New York, the Crown Princess participated in a meeting with the High-Level Task Force on the International Conference on Population and Development that lasted all day. The Crown Princess joined the High Level Task Force at the establishment back in 2012. High-Level Task Force aim to promote and ensure women's and girls' sexual and reproductive health and rights in the new 2030 ''Agenda for Sustainable Development'' which also was the agenda on September 28th in New York during the conference. Besides this, I have only been able to find very little from her day. Instead I have decided to talk a little more about her role as a task force member and humanitarian fieldworker. The last seven years she has been active in creating awareness on maternal health, such as child mortality and girls' and women's sexual and reproductive health and rights. Her passionated work has led her to become an important spokeswoman on health, empowerment and rights issues. Besides being a task force member she serves as patron of several international organizations and foundations such as World Health Organization -Regional Office for Europe, Maternal Worldwide and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The Crown Princess is also named a Young Global Leader in 2012 by the World Economic Forum. She frequently speaks at national and international conferences like she did yesterday.

At the meeting with High-Level Task Force Mary was dressed in a plain white peplum featuring 3/4 sleeves and a black hemline. She paired it with black trousers and what I think is her black SAND Copenhagen pumps. I would really love to wear this myself and in fact it is very easy to try. Peplum blouses can be purchased everywhere, you can even make your own, then a pair of straight trousers and pointed pumps. I was finally able to identify the new peplum she was wearing at the meeting. In fact it features leather details around the waist. That's kinda difficult to see on the pictures published, but it is much more clear if you take a look at the model below. The white peplum is from Hugo Boss. Stylish yet relaxed. A perfect outfit for a women on the go. I'm pretty sure she might have worn a few more accessories other than her Orit Elhanati necklace. Maybe a pair of earrings or so, but by looking at one two photo from a long distance it's hard to tell.

Necklace: Orit Elhanati The Abyss Necklace
Shoes: SAND Copenhagen

Day 1. International Conference on Population and Development

Saturday, September 27th

Crown Princess Mary participates in activities related to the UN's General Assembly Special Session on International Conference on Population and Development - ICPD in New York. She will stay in New York for three days, from September 27 to 29.

  • 8:45 am. The Crown Princess attended the Global Leaders' meeting on Achieving Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment. 
  • 11:20 am. Visiting the North Nordic Food Festival during what's called Denmark Day the Crown Princess met Claus Meyer, a Danish cook.
  • 13:30 pm. Crown Princess Mary attended the #Generation2030: Torchbearers for SDB's, focusing on young people's role in the implementation of the new world goal. Here she held the opening speech.
  • 5:00 pm. The Crown Princess attended the event Mobile Innovations for Maternal Health invented by the Danish organization Maternal Foundation. She held the opening speech. 

The Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen attended a meeting shortly before 9:00 am. The meeting was also attended by the Crown Princess. Her attendance was followed by another meeting with the Global Leaders' on Achieving Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment. This is just a few meetings Crown Princess Mary will attend the next couple of days while staying in New York for a three day conference -the International Conference on Population and Development. The Crown Princess is present because of her commitment to improve women and girls rights, health, well-being and gender equality, including the fact that she is member of the High Level Task Force for the International Conference on Population and Development. Queen Maxima of the Netherlands and Prince Albert of Monaco are also attending the conference. The meeting is based on the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Program of Action of the Fourth World Congress on Women in 1995, aiming to get leaders to reaffirm the countries' political commitment and determination to achieve the objectives of women's and girls' rights. In a new interview with Crown Prince Frederik, he addressed how important his wife's work for women and girls are. I noticed a thing the Crown Prince said: that his wife is in high demand in the UN-system. Her achievement are impressive and seen by members of global organizations out in the open. He also mention that the Crown Princess, even long before he met her, has always been like this -committed to help others.
After her attendance at the Global Leaders' meeting, it became a little less serious because then she attended the North Nordic Food Festival on ''Denmark Day''. Here she met with the famous Danish chef Claus Meyer. He is just about to open his very own Nordic Food Hall at Grand Central Terminal in New York in 2016. All I see is that the Crown Princess (and Claus Meyer) really enjoyed the time together.

Mary was beautifully dressed in a paisley printed skirt from JOSEPH and a white silk crepe blouse, as seen when she attended the presentation of the best CSR Reporting 2015 on September 7th, here. Since then I have tried to figure out where this stunning blouse is from. I have had Baum und Pferdgarten in mind all along, but now I see I was completely wrong. It has been found at Prada. She embrace a chic and sophisticated look by wearing a creamy wool shawl, jewellery from Marianne Dulong and her Gianvito Rossi Pumps. She also wore a brand new Naledi Copenhagen clutch. Arriving to New York she carried one of her Prada handbags, but the clutch was way more practical when attending a meeting during the day with just enough space for a notebook and pencil. Mary also wore a golden diamond bracelet, but I still do not know where it is from. In a way the style reminds me of Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen. Do yo have any specific designer in mind? I absolutely love everything she was wearing during the first day in New York. The perfect outfit to represent herself as well as Denmark.

Blouse: Prada
Skirt: JOSEPH Dean Skirt
Earrings: Marianne Dulong
Bracelet: Marianne Dulong Pacific Bracelet
Bracelet: Marianne Dulong Grand Pacific
Clutch: Naledi Copenhagen Black Ostric Clutch 
Bag: Prada Saffiano Cuir Double Bag, Tan
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Gray Python Snake Court Shoes

The Crown Princess also attended the #Generation2030: Torchbearers for SDB and the event Mobile Innovations for Maternal Health created by the Danish organization the Maternal Foundation. The event shared knowledge with use of mobile technology to save mothers' and infants' lives in developing countries. This technology has, among others, been developed by the Maternal Foundation. Not that long ago they launched an app called 'The Safe Delivery App' which was also presented at the event. The app is used to help during child births in developing countries. All this took place in the afternoon and at both meetings she gave a opening speech.

Attending these other meetings, the Crown Princess changed to a whole new outfit from when she arrived in the morning. I wasn't aware of that till Kate showed me pictures of her in a stunning bright red dress. A friend of hers suggested a Michael Kors dress. Take a look at the model below and tell me what you think. I see great similarities. From what I aware of this is the first time we have ever seen Mary wear anything from Michael Kors. Embracing the style she wore a plain black blazer, a snake belt and her classy black SAND Copenhagen pointed pumps. Black and red always make a great look. For those of you who like Mary's business-look then I have a little tip for you to remember. A belted blazer works perfectly with both a dress, skirt and trousers. I have a million examples of outfits with a belted blazer. Think anyone will look good in this combo. Both earrings and bracelets are from Marianne Dulong as seen earlier in the morning, just as with the Prada bag. So, what do you think of her two first outfits from New York?

Earrings: Marianne Dulong 
Bracelet: Marianne Dulong Pacific Bracelet
Bracelet: Marianne Dulong Grand Pacific
Bag: Prada Saffiano Cuir Double Bag, Tan
Shoes: SAND Copenhagen

5 years with Style of Mary!

Time is running so fast. I can't believe how fast everything goes. I have the feeling I started the blog a month ago and now five years are already gone. Every day I'm so grateful for everything Style of Mary has given me; the most amazing friendships, the opportunity to work on a daily basis with something I love of all my heart. Through the blog I learn things every single day. Five years ago, I never ever imagined that I would be able to create a blog like this and with such success. All this is thanks to you. Style of Mary wouldn't have been the same without all of you. You give me the courage to keep on going, even though it's hard sometimes with all the other royal blogs out there. Your support have brought me this far. When I first got the idea to create a blog about Crown Princess Mary, it was clear to me that I would create a space where to meet and share thoughts, opinions, ideas and of course passion. My blog was not suppose to be like every other, I would like to give my readers a completely new and different experience visiting my site. I hope I have been able to actually do this. Any interact with you should be personal and individual. I've been so lucky to get to know many of you such as being a part of your life. What I want, is for you to enjoy Style of Mary. Let it be a place where you relax your mind with magnificent evening gowns, fantastic hairstyles, lovely pictures, royal history and share your thought about all this. I celebrate Style of Mary's fifth birthday with lots of pride and a large piece of cake! Sweet, sweet readers the only thing I wish this birthday, which is to share many more years with you. Thanks for all the amazing memories we have had together. Thanks for all you give me. 

Make it a wonderful day.

New official pictures of the Crown Prince couple

New official photos of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary have just been published, taken by photographer Steen Evald, here. They were taken on occasion of the Queen's 75th birthday in April and because Crown Prince Frederik was appointed rear admiral in the navy and Major General in the army and air force. Both are aging, but beautifully and Mary in her bordeaux evening gown created by Birgit Hallstein wearing the Ruby parure, she is absolutely dazzling. Every single year I think this couple looks better and better. They make a fantastic match, team and life partners. Enjoy the new pictures and look at them just one more time if you already have seen them.

Birthday party at Valdemar castle

On September 19th, 180 people were invited to Caroline Fleming's 40th birthday party at Valdemar Castle on the island of Funen. The former Baroness had planned a fantastic evening for her guests, who were invited to a birthday party with fairy tale as theme. This means most of the guests were dressed wearing tiaras, angel wings and shimmering masks. When day become night, Valdemar Castle was transformed into a magical palace illuminated by candlelights. With light all over the house I'm sure everyone invited were ready to have a wonderful evening. Former Baroness Caroline Fleming is a popular woman and is a close friend of Mary's. According to several sources Mary also attend the party as one of three royal guest. In the afternoon Prince Joachim and his wife Princess Marie arrived to Valdemar Castle in their black car, ready to take part in the party in the evening. A few pictures were taken of the couple and when the party began they were photographed outside the castle along with the birthday girl -Princess Marie in a black gown and black wings in contrast to many others who wore white angel wings. But still no pictures of our Crown Princess, then I assumed she might not be there anyway. Well, Caroline and Mary are really close friends so I think it would be a little odd if she wound't be at her 40 years birthday. After all, it is a pretty special day. At the beginning of this week I read that Mary was present, but wasn't photographed outside with Caroline as Marie and Joachim, but still we had no prove she was there. But then a photo appeared on Caroline Flemming's Instagram profile  of herself given a welcome speech to her guests and wupti, Mary is sitting only one chair from her. I see Mary looking great with a sense of fairy tale make-up. Pernille was actually able to identify the dress Mary was wearing at the birthday. It is a dress we have seen 11 years ago, yes you heard me 11 years ago in a special, and very romantic interview in Vogue. When you see the picture of her from the interview, do you recognize the dress? A stunning fairy tale gown. Not to mention how overwhelmingly the room was decorated with candles, special designed angel wings, red flowers, candelabras and branches. All this was done by Bjarne Als from Bering House of Flowers. I think he did an amazing job with the decorations.

Dress: Vogue 2004

The University Startup World Cup

Friday, September 18th

Crown Princess Mary attended the University Startup World Cup in the House of Industry in Copenhagen.

After several intensive days for the teams at the University Startup World Cup in Copenhagen, time has finally come for a winner team to be found. Crown Princess Mary was invited to present the winner at this special event which took place in the House of Industry. The University Startup World Cup is arranged by the non-profit organization Venture Cup who have dedicated their work to help university students with their projects and ideas. Over 40 teams from more than 24 countries were gathered at the event to share knowledge and the opportunity to build a very unique network of contacts. Shortly after she arrived it was time to give her speech, where she praised all the fantastic and talented students and then the presentation of the winner team. She pointed out how important it is to take young people's ideas seriously, since many of them can be pioneers in their field. The silence was immediately gone when the winner had been found after the Crown Princess calmly read the name -VesaliusMed LLC. The team from Stanford University in USA have my greatest wished and congratulations. The four judges to find the winner team were Stine Bosse, Johan Bülow, Søren Ejlersen and Nicolas Michaelsen. All four judges are important business people in Denmark and abroad. It is a part of the job as the Crown Princess of Denmark to present and hand over prizes such as all kind of awards but I think she enjoy these days.

It does simply not get any more classy and stylish than a with a white suit. This business-looking Crown Princess I really like. She has the perfect shape to wear a suit and the white colour for woman is the same to me as the black for men. Very edgy. The suit features details I kinda like -the press button makes it look sharp and the white satin hemline at front gives the blazer something to look at. With these details, it is not just a plain white suit. Many of you may think: "hey this is a new suit" well, actually it's not. Back in 2012, she wore the same at a annual meeting with the Mary Foundation, here. At that time we only had a glimpse of the suit, but I'm so sure it is the same. To this white outfits she chose brand new Gianvito Rossi (FW14-15). In my imagination I would never have guessed that Mary would ever wear a pair of pumps like these. She keeps surprising me, over and over again.. Black as the pumps, is the Carlend Copenhagen clutch. The most exciting about the outfit are the two necklaces. Of course we know all about the Orit Elhanati necklace in gold, but the other one... a large medallion we have never seen before and is only mentioned last year in occasion of Frederik and Mary's 10th anniversary, here. On their 10th anniversary they were on a official visit to Poland where they also were celebrated with greetings and a cake. That day Mary wore a very special, not to forget new, bracelet apparently given to her by Frederik as a anniversary gift. The bracelet consists of small medal shaped part of enamel which four of them showing the couple's children and their monogram in the middle. Two years before, in 2012, Mary celebrated her 40-years birthday on February 5th. On this occasion Frederik ordered a special gift, a unique medallion, created by the same goldsmith Ragnar R. Jørgensen. We have never seen this medallion, till now. This medallion she wore at the presentation a few days ago. On the front it features red enamel with the couple monogram in gold and the back is a argyle pattern in black enamel and diamonds. I really want to thanks Kate because she told me all about this necklace. I enjoyed sharing it with you. Now, I just hope I will be able to find a better picture of her wearing it to get a better look.

Necklace: Ragnar R. Jørgensen Unique Gold Medallion
Necklace: Orit Elhanati The Abyss Necklace
Clutch: Carlend Copenhagen Vanessa
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Bonnie Pump

Home Guard field exercise

Friday, September 18th

Crown Princess Mary participated in the Home Guard field exercise by Korselitze Mellemskov on Falster and Vordingborg.

While her husband spend his time in Nepal, Crown Princess Mary is dressed in her traditional green Home Gueard uniform participating the field exercise Svend Gønge along with 500 others. She participated in several different activities such as shooting and guarding. She started her day on the shooting range and after she participated in a guarding in Vordingborg, where she was a part of the cohort. The Crown Princess did not hesitate and face every challenge she was given as all the other voluntary Home Guard members. She joined the Home Guard back in 2008. In the end of the field exercise, a special reward was handed over to the Crown Princess because she was promoted to first lieutenant. It was major general Finn Winkler how handed over the "good news". Congratulations to the Crown Princess with her new title in the Home Guard.




Visiting the University Hospital in Aarhus

Wednesday, September 16th

Crown Princess Mary visited the University Hospital in Aarhus along with the Heart Association. Followed by the opening of the international school Aarhus Academy for Global Education (AAGE) in Aarhus. 1 1

Crown Princess Mary arrived to the University Hospital in Aarhus with a huge smile on her face. It was as patron of the Heart Association she payed a visit to the hospital. Here she was welcomed by const. chief physician Anne Kaltoft, staff and doctors working at the University hospital. The Crown Princess got a chance to talk to and meet the departments "Heart disease" and " the Children's Department". She met some of the children who are hospitalized with heart diseases.

In addition, meeting the staff and the hospitalized children, the Crown Princess watched a heart operation of a 14 year old boy from an observation room. She showed great interest in everything she saw and all the stories she heard. Like always Crown Princess Mary took the time to see, met and talk to the children on the hospital, eye to eye.

The visit lasted more or less, two and a half hour which is a rather long time for a royal visit. Her visit at the hospital was followed by at visit at Aarhus Academy for Global Education to attend the opening of new facilities at Dalgas Avenue near Marselisborg Palace. Here she was welcomed by the Mayor in Aarhus Jacob Bundsgaard and rector of AAGE Charles C. Hanna such as students in all ages. The Crown Princess gave a speech and the some of the students sang for her a self written dedicated to her. During the visit she was given a tour on the schools playground where she took the time to talk with four students with four different nationalities -Indian, Danish, American and Chinese. After a little chat it was time to leave Aarhus and go back to Copenhagen. 

Dazzling in a bright pink Goat Fashion dress she really amazed me. She was like a star dressed in pink. I'm really happy to see this dress again in a new combo with snake accessories and a wonderful coat identified by Kate as Joseph. I have a thing with grey coats therefor I'm in love with this one. You might remember the dress from when Mary attended the Day of Research 2015, here. I wonder how she manages to keep up the great work choosing her outfits this well? It's like she never has a bad hair day or a "bad clothes day". Mary always find the best and most magnificent trends, take them and wear them her way.

Of course she wore her pink leather clutch from Carlend Copenhagen. As I mentioned before, she wore snake print accessories to this colourful outfit. We all know about her pumps. Python snake pumps from Christian Louboutin and than a little snakeskin belt from Balenciaga. Actually, I've been looking forward to comment on her jewellery. The Orit Elhanati-necklace you know, she has worn it several times at different occasion. The large black pearl bracelet is a Marianne Dulong and overwhelming beautiful. Then we have what I'm even more exited about the new ring on her right hand. It features a black Tahitian pearls and to me it look like the white pearl ring from Marianne Dulong. That's why I'm sure this is from the same designer. Do you have a close up photo? 

Coat: Joseph Double Cashmere Oslo Coat
Dress: Goat fashion Nesta Wool-Crepe Dress in Purple
Belt: Balenciaga Snakeskin Skinny Belt
Necklace: Orit Elhanati The Abyss Necklace
Bracelet: Marianne Dulong Anello Pearl Bracelet
Clutch: Carlend Copenhagen Vanessa
Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Ideas for identification
Ring: Marianne Dulong

Advise for Life 2015

Tuesday, September 15th

Crown Princess Mary attended Advise for Life counselor day in Copenhagen.

Advise for Life is a project developed by the Mary Foundation, Nykredit, the Mother's Help, LOKK and Østifterne. Advise for Life offer economic, legal and social counseling for free to women who have been in a violent relationship. The Crown Princess arrived to Kalvebod Brygge in Copenhagen around 2:00 pm. to attend Advise for Life's counselor day 2015 to hear about how the Mary Foundations project has helped abused women. The project has so far helped over 2,500 women to a better life without violence. When the Crown Princess arrived she was in a great mood and she was warmly welcomed. The next couple of hours she spend in company of several representatives from both the Mother's Help, LOKK etc. Stories and experience were shared during the meeting. Crown Princess Mary also gave a speech as one of the first things after she arrived, here. From what I see, I believe she enjoyed the day.

I was so glad to find out that several new pictures have been published from the event. Finally, we get a closer look at what she was wearing. The first pictures didn't show us that much. She had chosen to wear a symphony of navy blue colours mixed with silver details. I assumed that her blouse was new and it is. A similar one was found at Heartmade Julie Fagerholt, but in fact it's from Stella McCartney. Super chic dotted blouse. In navy blue colour as the blouse, are her trousers and coat. In a way I think we have seen that coat because, but I am not quite sure. What do you say? Do you recognize it? She embrace her navy blue look with a matching belt, Pura Lopez suede pumps and her cross-body bag from Quidam. Her outfit was topped of with a few golden bracelets from Marianne Dulong and a beautiful curly hairstyle. A really lovely outfit I wouldn't mind trying on myself. I am crazy with all the blue. Scandinavian women loves blue, me included. 

Blouse: Stella McCartney Blue Fit Coupe Jacquard Dot Blouse
Bag: Quidam Navy Blue Cross Body Bag 
Bracelets: Marianne Dulong Pacific Bracelet
Bracelet: Marianne Dulong Grand Pacific Bracelet
Shoes: Pura Lopez High Heels Navy

RC65 WHO Europe in Lithuania

Monday, September 14th

As patron of WHO, Crown Princess Mary attended the 65th session of the WHO European Regional Committee Meeting in Vilnius, Lithuania.

As patron of the World Health Organization (WHO) Europe, Crown Princess Mary was invited to this years RC65 WHO European Regional Committee Meeting in Vilnius, Lithuania. The primary role of WHO is to strengthen the national and local health care systems and improving people's health of the region. This task is a collaboration with governments, NGO such as other partners. The Crown Princess was invited as guest of honor and as key note speaker to open the session. Her impressive speech lasted about 12 minutes and is something you just have to read. I will talk more about the it a little later. The Crown Princess spoke to senior representatives of the 53 Member States of the WHO Europe, health ministers and several other stakeholders who were gather in Lithuania. The meeting is an annual event. The Crown Princess left after the first day, because she has another event to attend on September 15th in Denmark.
Standing in front of representatives from all over the world, her breathing was calm and well-balanced when she began her 12-minute speech. Usually, I don't read or listen to all her speeches, but in a way I was drawn to listen to this one. I'm both touched and impressed. She underlined all the essentials of why we need the work of WHO and how important it is for us to stay in good health just as we need to reduce poverty. She also pointed out why we need to help women and girl's to a better life and why this has her interest.

The importance of the meeting gave a few expectations when we talk about appearance and clothes. They discussed subjects that matters lives. In my opinion her outfit wasn't too laud. She was given a national attention as the Crown Princess of Denmark, not because of her clothes, which I really love about her. She knows that her job is more important than how she wears. She has to be dressed as patron of WHO Europe which requires a business look and no confusing prints, playful colours etc. A classy and well-dressed outfit is what she need. With help from some of my readers, I have been able to identify most of what she wore at yesterdays event. She was in a simple skater A-line dress in a navy blue colour, just like the wool poncho from GanniBeverley is the one to identify her new poncho. And Kate identified her brand new handbag as Hugo Boss. She accessorized the navy blue with bordeaux -a double buckled belt, her Hugo Boss handbag and Gianvito Rossi pumps. Mary topped the look with golden pearl earrings from Marianne Dulong and two gold bracelets from same designer. Orit Elhanati is the creator of the necklace.

Poncho: Ganni Woollen Scarves Poncho
Earrings: Marianne Dulong
Necklace: Orit Elhanati The Abyss Necklace
Bracelet: Marianne Dulong Pacific Bracelet
Bracelet: Marianne Dulong Grand Pacific Bracelet
Bag: Hugo Boss Mila-F in Bordeaux 

Old news: Picking up the kids

On September 2nd, Crown Princess Mary was spotted on her Cargo bike picking up Prince Vincent and Princess Isabella from kindergarden, here. It is not the first time she has been seen on her bike wondering around in Copenhagen. The reason why I think this specific photo has caught the world's attention might be her outfit -a brown leather skirt and blouse from Prada and leopard loafers. The same day she met the Danish recipients of the Crown Princess Mary Scholarship, here, which I assume is the reason for her choice of clothes. I wouldn't mind wearing this outfit myself.

Family gathering in Norway

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit hosted a gathering this weekend on the island Tjøme south of Oslo, in their country house Mågerø with their two children Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus, here. Crown Princess Victoria and her daughter Princess Estelle attended from Sweden, Prince Guillaume and his wife Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy attended from Luxembourg and Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary with their four children attended from Denmark. I assume the Crown Prince family will be back in Denmark tomorrow, because the kids need to go to school tomorrow morning and the Crown Princess will attend the annual Regional Committee Meeting in Vilnius, Lithuania. 

The best Danish CSR Reporting 2015

Monday, September 7th

Crown Princess Mary attended the FSR (Danish auditors awards) given to the Danish company with the best CSR reporting. The presentation took place at Børsen in Copenhagen.

Does everybody know what CSR is? -it stands for Corporate Social Responsibility and is a business initiatives which is characterized by the business to take greater social responsibility than the law requires. The initiatives takes care of stakeholders on areas like employees, community, customers etc. The Crown Princess was invited as guest of honor to attend the presentation of this years best Danish CSR reporting. Four winners were announced by the Crown Princess who had entered the stage in continuation of the presentation. This years winners are Nova Nordisk (medicine), Carlsberg (brewery), Mærsk Drilling (oil platforms) and Palsgaard (daily products). Congratulations to all four of them and the best of luck in the future getting even better results. The Crown Princess was in a really great mood during the day at Børsen in Copenhagen. She was one big smile and seemed to have been looking forward to the presentation.

I have to admit when I first saw her outfit from yesterday's event at Børsen, I was not that overwhelmed by what I saw. Now a day later with more photos, I have become pretty much in love with what she wore. Mary was wearing a white silk blouse from Prada with the well-known paisley printed JOSEPH skirt. We are so lucky to have a little summer left in Denmark and I wouldn't mind wearing this outfit, enjoying the sun. All the different shades of blue kinda makes me happy. The reason why I like this outfit so much, is because of all the stunning accessories. I often have a hard time finding the right ones. There are really many different combinations how to mix and match accessories with the rest of your look. What I've learned is -less is more. Sometimes a single piece of jewellery and a bag is just fine. Mary knows exactly how to wear several pieces without looking overdressed. I admit it: I haven't found the trick yet. Let's take it from the top. All along I was sure that her new round earrings were from Jewlscph and then Kate found what I also believe is the right model. Kate also identified the two golden bracelets as Marianne Dulong. Then we have the ring. I can't tell how many times she has worn it, but I still haven't got a clue where it is from. The twisted golden necklace is Orit Elhanati. I will not talk a lot about the pumps we all know they are from Gianvito Rossi. The clutch is way more interesting. It has taken me so long to identify where it is from. It's with help from Pernille I am finally able to tell you that Quidam is the designer. It is not the first time she wears the clutch. A lovely outfit for everyday use. 

Blouse: Prada Pleated Blouse
Clutch: Quidam Clutch in Grey
Skirt: JOSEPH Dean Skirt
Earrings: Jewlscph Big Rounds
Necklace: Orit Elhanati The Abyss Necklace
Bracelet: Marianne Dulong Pacific Bracelet
Bracelet: Marianne Dulong Grand Pacific
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Gray Python Skin Court Shoe

The Crown Princess Mary obsession #7

I realized it has been a while since my last Crown Princess Mary obsession-post and I still got a few left to share with you. Remember, you are always welcome to write your story to me. I would love to be the one to share it.

It is an honor for me to write this post because the woman has become a very good friends of mine. We have shared so much the past three years. We have had so much fun identifying Mary's clothes and accessories. She is just a very special woman. This woman is about to be married next year on the date of May 14th -yes the same day as Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary. How crazy is that? I'm so lucky to follow the preparing and she is going to be a true princess. She is Lurdes and is the owner of Tesouras & Tiaras which have become a great success. All of this and much more she will be talking about on her own right below. 

"Well, I'm a huge fan of royalty since I can remember. There have always been magazines and books on the subject in my house and my mother also loves to know the latest news related to the crowned heads of the world." Is there any better way to start? I don't think so. Lurdes always has an answer when you ask her about royalty. She follows, by her blog Tesouras & Tiaras and Facebook page with the same name, the worlds royals. You can ask her about anything that's on your mind and she will be able to give your an answer or find one.

Any reason why you in the first place chose to follow Crown Princess Mary?
"In my opinion she is one of the working royals on the job." Lurdes especially admire her work with the Mary Foundation: "I find her action on Mary Fonden remarkable. Her job and service on Women's rights and War refugees is something to learn and admire. And that's exactly what a royal position should allow. For someone to get the opportunity to be heard, to be known and do something, give some hope to any society and culture." The royal's work is something Tesource & Tiaras write a lot about, but there are also space to: "... truly love her beautiful family, and her fashion sense!"

How her fascination of Mary began is not clear, but: "I remember seeing some pictures of her when she started dating Frederik and I remember admiring her normal woman's look. When the engagement was announced, the interest increased." Mary caught everybody's attention very quickly, even when she was just a normal woman living in Australia. There is just something special about her.

Please, tell us about your Mary-hobby?
"It started early, when she got married." "In Portugal," where Lurdes live " from Denmark were rare at the time and the internet was not accessible to as it is now. An interesting fact is that Mary and Frederik married the day before my older sister and I was not able to follow their marriage with attention, nor how to do it. But I bought the HOLA edition with the event coverage." A thing Lurdes remember from the wedding is Mary's wedding gown, how different it was: "... I remember thinking that Mary's  dress was the most different royal gown I have memory. Still is." "When I try to imagine my style, and find some one to inspire me, that person is Mary!"

Lurdes entered the University and for her it became easier to follow Mary's footsteps during her official life: "She quickly became my favorite princess in beautify, style and work." "I can't say I'm obsessed with her, but let's say I see her as an excellent representative of the institution in which she operates, and as one of the most elegant women of the royalty world." 

"No better hat, clutch & gloves match!" according to Lurdes

Would you like to tell a little more about your own blog?
"My interest in royalty made me in 2012 started my blog Tesouras & Tiaras, which came to join my community on Facebook under the same name. One of the first posts I did, was actually about by admiration for Mary." "I never hide my admiration for Denmark's future Queen on my posts."

"My favourite new year gala look is from 2012"

All this royal stuff, does it makes you a little crazy in the eyes of your loved ones?
I love how she describe how her boyfriend thinks about her. When you are as.. passionated about something like the royals, it takes a little conviction to convince everybody else about your hobby. Lurdes said: "Oh, yes!!! My boyfriend knows I love 'the Danish sweethearts' as he thinks I call to Fred and Mary (and I do!). And he thinks really funny and different my taste on the subject. My family and friends know I'm the right source to know anything about royals. My mother stopped to buy magazines and sometimes when I try to find THAT dress or THAT coat with Henriette..." (well that's me!) "... that's when they know I'm CRAZY. Glad I am not alone and I love myself for that. So do they!" I know this feeling so well, it took me about two or three years to tell my family about how serious my blog-thing is. Then I started working at Royalista and suddenly everyone knew. Still, I have the feeling that my family thinks I'm a bit crazy. Here, me and Lurdes are pretty much the same. For her to embrace her passion for royals I admire -she loves what she do and do what she loves!

What's the next thing you are going to do? -besides getting married the same day as her ;)
"I find it weird when people buy something just because a specific lady wore the same. Well, if she has the same taste as you, no problem. But it's not exactly my thing. I prefer to see a movie or maybe read a book about her. Or, in my case, write about her. Yes, I intend to keep writing a lot about Mary!" The best thing to know for all of us who love the royal. "I think Mary is one of the most engaged princesses of our time. Her work is fantastic. Despite that she's elegant, a loving mother of four and a pretty much in love wife!"

The Carlsbergs Research Awards 2015

September, Wednesday 2nd

Crown Princess Mary attended a gala dinner and the handing over ceremony of the Carlsberg Foundation Research awards 2015 at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen.

The Carlsberg Foundation supports basic research at a high international level in social sciences, humanities and science. Glamorous as she is, the Crown Princess arrived to Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen. She was invited to hand over the two prestigious Carlsberg Foundation Research Awards 2015 and to attend a gala dinner afterwards. The awards were given to two renowned researchers who have contributed outstanding research within anthropology and biology such as physics and chemistry. The first award winner is Professor MSO Andreas Roepstorff, who is the head of the research center Interacting Minds at Aarhus University. He received his award for the research in human culture and biology. The second is Professor, DSc. Kehlet Nørskov from Stanford University, USA who received the award for his contribution to the theoretical descriptions of surface physics and chemistry, catalysts, materials, nano structures and biomolecules. I'm amazed that such things even exist! I am sure these two have received the award for all their incredible work to improve the knowledge about areas like biology and physics. Their research finding's are very important to the world. They both deserve the recognition. I'm deeply impressed. Congratulations to both of them

Mary shone like a diamond. A bright pink diamond, when she attended the evening in her stunning Valentino dress featuring lace and pleated details. The first time she wore the dress I fell in love with it. Hoped to get to see it again and we did today. She wore it last year at a beautiful wedding between Søren Jessen and Flora Montgomery in Northern Ireland, here. When Mary was about to give her speech, the laud applause made her smile and with these words: "I haven't even said anything yet" she began her speech. To match the magnificent Valentino dress Mary wore glittering pumps from Gianvito Rossi and an Annikat silver cuff featuring diamonds. Two of the three diamond rings on her right hand are from Ole Lynggard Copenhagen. I really love to see some of these accessories again. Every time she wears them she convince me to wear my own clothes and accessories more often, new ways. This is why I think so many women are impressed by her style, why they adore it so much.

The light natural make up and the nude nail polish were a great match to the rest of her outfit. About a week ago Mary had her hair cut a few centimeters and now it's very clear that her hair has become a bit shorter. It was done in a half up do. As the Disney princess she is, Mary chose to wear the most dazzling long earrings featuring diamonds such as powder pink jewellery stones. To complete the looks she wore her pink Prada clutch.

Bracelet: Annikat Wing Cuff
Ring: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Love Bands Ring in White Gold
Ring: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Love Bands in White Gold
Clutch: Prada Embellished Raso Clutch
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Glitter Pumps

Receiving Crown Princess Mary Scholarship 2015 winners

September, Wednesday 2th

Crown Princess Mary met the Danish recipients of the Crown Princess Mary Scholarship in Frederik VIII's Palace, Amalienborg.

The scholarship was established back in 2004, the same year as Frederik and Mary got married, and was a gift from the University of Copenhagen to the couple. It is given to two Australian students who have been nominated by universities and chosen by the Danish scholarship committee and award awarded the scholarship which also are given to Danish students. The Crown Princess welcomed all 9 recipients and UTAS Vice-Chancellor and Professor Peter Rathjen from University of Tasmania in the Fanegemakket (a room in Frederik VIII's Palace). After the warmhearted welcoming, a picture was taken of them all gathered to remember the day. Then there were all invited to a reception in the Tapestry hall. I find it a little odd that this meeting with the Danish recipients are so "secret". Why aren't the press allowed to be there? When the Crown Princess Mary Scholarship are given to the two Australian students it's much more official. Well, we can't do a thing about it.

With only very few pictures I thought it would be way too complicated to find out what she was wearing. But actually it was not that difficult. At first I was sure she wore a dress, but with a little help from Sarah and another good friend of mine, I now know she's wearing a Prada skirt and blouse. When I searched for an identification I thought about Prada and looked but I didn't find a thing. The brown leather details are pretty significant for Prada's new collection. I ask for your help to find her new blouse. Amanda managed to find the blouse in a lovely purple colour. She's wearing her Anni Lu and Charlotte Wæhrens bracelets and very likely also the Orit Elhanati necklace. Notice her hair; when she handed over the Crown Princess Mary Scholarship in 2007 she had more or less the same length. I like her with this hairstyle, it makes me think that maybe I should try the same length? The brown leather pumps I haven't been able to identify, but I am pretty sure she has worn them several times before. I really need all the help I get. So, don't hesitate if you have an idea about anything of what she's wearing. 

Blouse: Prada Crêpe Blouse with Leather Application
Skirt: Prada 3/4 Length Skirt
Necklace: Orit Elhanati The Abyss Necklace
Bracelets: Anni Lu Mess Army Bracelet 
Bracelet: Anni Lu Fun Bracelet Army
Bracelet: Charlotte Wæhrens Rainbow Bracelet w. Saphires

A Women Deliver event in Copenhagen

Tuesday, September 1st

Crown Princess Mary attended a preparing event with Women Deliver taking place in in the Foreign Ministry, Copenhagen. The Women Deliver 2016 conference is hosted by Denmark next year in May.

The Crown Princess was also invited by Project Everyone to raise a flag as part of the 17 UN global goals. 1

Women Deliver is leading in the discussion about girls' and women's rights, well-being and health. They bring voiced together from all over the world to drive progress sexual, maternal, health and rights. They believe that an investment in girls and women benefits the rest of the world. Next year in May Denmark hosts the annual Women Deliver conference with Crown Princess Mary as patron. More than 100 organizations and companies will be gathered to attend the conference. Around 2 pm. the Crown Princess arrived to Christianshavn, in Copenhagen, to raise a flag with the text "5 Gender Equality" featuring the symbol of men and women. The number 5 stands for UN's 17 global goals. Goal number 5 = equality. The Women Deliver conference is the largest in the world to take care of girl's and women's rights, health and well-being. Clearly, these are still issues we need handle. I my opinion the Crown Princess is the perfect spooks person for the Women Delivers missions, goals and visions. Her work with, among others, the Mary Foundation, other national and international organizations; she has lots of knowledge to share. The Crown Princess has been working with violence, human rights, poverty etc. All of this could be some of the reasons why she want to be a part of Women Deliver. Because Women Deliver is an international organization with global attention, the Crown Princess gave a speech in English with a smile on her lips but also with a strength in her voice to make it clear how important it is to pursue these 17 goals.

After raising the "5 Gender Equality"-flag, the Crown Princess along with many others, participated the Women Deliver 2016 Conference inspiration meeting in Eigtveds Pakhus -a part of the Foreign Ministry. Here she also gave a speech. Apparently, the Crown Princess described Women Deliver as "a game changing forum". And that is really what it is.

Standing there in her creamy white WILLOW dress and high Christian Louboutin pumps, everybody listened to hear her claim and solid voice when she held the speech. Immediately, I recognized her fitted dress; a dress purchased in Australia on a official visit there back in 2013, here. The reused beige Christian Louboutin pumps gave her outfit a classy and stylish touch. A polish look with not a single disturebans. As other accessory she had chosen to wear a pair of white pearl earrings from Marianne Dulong, seen at multiple other occasions such as with the golden twisted Orit Elhanati necklace. Looking more closely I realized that she was also wearing a ring which we have seen before, but a piece I have never been able to identify. The style reminds me of Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen, but I do not know anything for sure. Mary also wore a brand new Marianne Dulong bracelet, as well as one from Charlotte Wæhrens. When attending the inspiration meeting with Women Deliver later on, she appeared with the lovely brown Ralph Lauren bag. I know I'll never be able to afford one myself, but I would really like to have something similar. 

Earrings: Marianne Dulong
Necklace: Orit Elhanati The Abyss Necklace
Bracelet: Marianne Dulong Grand Pacific
Bracelet: Charlotte Wæhrens Rainbow Bracelet w. Saphires
Bag: Ralph Lauren Soft Ricky Bag
Shoes: Christian Louboutin Decollete 100mm Leather Pumps in Beige