"Danner - A Countess of the People"

28 August

She is one busy woman, who arrived home from a long vacation only a couple of weeks ago. On Wednesday Crown Princess Mary arrived to the Danner House in Copenhagen to watch 'DANNER - A Countess of the People'. A play that shows life as a woman during the 19th century. The play is based on the life of Countess Danner, who was married to King Frederik 7.

Countess Danner was born Louise Christine Rasmussen in 1815. She later married Frederik 7 as his "second wife" which means that if the couple had any children they would not inherit the throne. But that is a completely other story. In 1873, Countess Danner decided to set up a foundation and built a house for vulnerable women. In the end there were no more money left and the house where sold. The new owner wanted to demolish the building, but it never happened. In 1979, women took over the house and bought it back as a women's house. Danner House has served as a women's and crisis center and today Danner is a private organization that works nationally and internationally to stop violence against women and children in close relationships, here.

Crown Princess Mary attended the event as chairwomen and founder of the Mary Foundation, who shared the post below on Facebook. She was in a splendid mood despite tropic weather. From first raw the Crown Princess watched the play that portray Countess Danner and her life as Countess of the people.

The weather was unbelievably warm that day, when Mary attended the play in Danner House. Despite that she had chosen a black dress featuring length and 3/4 sleeves. Hopefully it is not as warm as it look. I am a fan of black, but during summer time black is banned from any outfit. How do you feel about black?

Well the dress is a reuse. It goes back to 2017 when she first wore it at Copenhagen TV-Festival 2017, here. Maybe you remember the outfit because it looks almost exactly like her outfit worn on August 28th. Mary embraced the style of the dress with an unidentified turquoise necklace and matching ring. Even the clutch and heeled sandals matched with perfection. I am still not sure where both necklace, ring and clutch are from so if you happen to know more than me let me hear from you.

Mary also styled her look with Dulong Fine Jewelry earrings and a golden bracelet. I also see one bracelet from Cartier. The others I do not recognize at the moment. What made me most excited is her shoes - Alexandre Birman heeled sandals. I adore the design. She first wore them in 2013 at Copenhagen International Fashion Fair, here. Since then I had a dream that one day they would be part of my personal shoe collection. Anything from Mary's closet you wish were yours? (I have quit a list myself).

Dress  BA&SH, here
Earrings  Dulong Fine Jewelry, here
Bracelet ● Dulong Fine Jewelry, here
Bracelets  Cartier, here
Shoes  Alexandre Birman, here


  1. Thank you! I have been trying to find out the provenance of the necklace because I covet it greatly. Will keep trying.

    1. I wish you the best of luck trying to identify where the necklace is from! And please, let me know what you find.

      Just to let you know. The Crown Princess wore both necklace and ring at a previous event when she attended Danish Swimming Award in 2017 :)

  2. It looks like a lovely event for a great cause! The Ba&sh design appears light and was hopefully easy to wear for a warm evening. It's simplicity acts as a blank canvas to showcase stunning accessories, the statement turquoise necklace and gorgeous Alexandre Birman shoes. I love the notes of gold and blue sprinkled throughout the outfit, from the straps on the sandals to the trimmings on the clutch. The natural wavy hair and glowy makeup add to the summery feel of the look. The Crown Princess's bracelets are so youthful and delicate, several on each wrist adds interest to the ensemble and along with the sparkly hoops showcases Danish jeweller Dulong. (Please correct me if I am wrong, but I didn't realise that Anja Camilla Alajdi is part of the Dulong company, I thought she was Mary's stylist? she must be a very busy and talented lady) This outfit feels fresh where a considerable amount of time was left before repeating it. I too have a very long list of pieces I would love from Mary's closet, in the spirit of summer the Zimmermann floral eyelet dress and the Giambattista Valli red/white chiffon printed maxi skirt and cream top would be wonderful.

    1. You got it right. Anja Camilla Alajdi is part of the designing team of Dulong Fine Jewelry (former Marianne Dulong after the jeweler herself). But Anja Camilla Alajdi is also designer and stylist. When Mary was about to become Crown Princess of Denmark, Anja and Søren Hedegaard (hairdresser and makeup artist) teamed up to help her. I don't know how much she is still involved in the Crown Princess getting dressed today, but I am sure they have become good friends and speak on a regular basis :)

    2. Many thanks for your thoughtful reply. That's lovely to hear that Mary and Anja have become good friends over the years! they seem like quite the team.