Grand opening of "Dronningens Ansigter"

16th June

When Queen Margrethe celebrated her 80th birthday a couple of months ago, nothing was a planned. We all know why. Despite change of plans I am sure she enjoyed her day. In several interviews she noted that it has been a very special and memorable day. But alls official plans of celebrating her, was still canceled. With everything getting back to normal some of these plans has been redeemed in the last few days. Among others things, she was celebrated by a children's choir. The small concert took place at Christiansborg the same day as the opening of the new exhibition, here.

Denmark's 98 municipalities have also come together for a joint gift to the Queen on the occasion of her 80th birthday in April. The gift was also revealed yesterday at Christiansborg. The municipalities presented 98 paintings made by children in third grade. Here you see some of the paintings.

In the afternoon, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary accompanied the Queen and attended the official opening of "Dronningens Ansigter" (The Faces of the Queen), here. An exhibition portraying her life.  Both paintings, clothes, porcelain, pictures and much more are exhibited. The three of them arrived to the Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Castle in Hillerød in a splendid mood Tuesday afternoon. Lovely seeing them together again, right? Especially, on such a joyful day.

As part of the opening, a new portray was revealed by Queen Margrethe herself. A portrait by Niels Strøbek, here. Watching the exhibition created both laughter and smiles.





What a magnificent outfit. So elegant and so simple. When wearing such a simple outfit every little detail counts. All details are also eye-catching. Mary has made a great comeback with her last two outfits. I sense that many of you was inspired by what she wore when attending the opening of "Naturværk" on June 12th, here. If I am correct: you like this looks very much too. So do I.

From Heaven I learned that Mary was wearing a brand new Beulah London dress. Very 1950s, right? Its full skirt; high collar; covered buttons; and belted waist. Already, I imagine her wearing the dress with all sorts of accessories. Colored pumps, diamond earrings, a tote-bag, even a pair of sneakers would do. She embraced the style with white suede pumps from Gianvito Rossi. Impressive how these two white colors match with such perfection. Mary has always had a good eye of finding pieces from different designers in the same colors.

Her stunning coral and diamond earrings are her old creation from Dulong Fine Jewelry. These earrings come with several pendants. Different in both color, style and size. She wore quite a few bracelets - two diamond bangles from Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen, one from Cartier, another one from Dulong Fine Jewelry and a fifth one designed by Rebekka Notkin. Maybe you noticed that her Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen bangles look a lot like the ring. It is simply because they are from the same designer and collection. Her green beaded necklace is from Nadia Shelbaya.

Even Mary's hairstyle is all 1950s. Soft curls and a half updo. Another 50s-inspired thing, is her new clutch. 1950s style was all about colors and patterns, and this new clutch match that perfectly. Heaven made me aware of a significant detail. It looks like her monogram ('M') is embroidered in red. It now turned out to be a handmade handbag by Queen Margrethe specially made for Mary. Lovely gesture, right?


SHOP THE LOOK

Dress ● Beulah London, here
Earrings ● Dulong Fine Jewelry
Necklace ● Nadia Shelbaya, here
Bracelet ● Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen, here
Bracelet ● Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen, here
Bracelet ● Cartierhere
Bracelet ● Dulong Fine Jewelry, here
Bracelet ● Rebekka Notkin, here
Ring ● Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen, here
Clutch ● Handmade by Queen Margrethe, here
Shoes ● Gianvito Rossi

Opening of Naturkraft

12th June

It was a day of flowers, wind machines, experiments and lots of smiles, when the Crown Princess attended the opening of "Naturkraft" (Force of Nature). It is a brand new universe of experience in Ringkøbing. This new universe combine learning with play and make it another way of learning about the green transition. Through especially sensory experiences, the place should help us learn about the forces of nature and how to deal with these forces, and use them to our advantage instead of fighting against them.

For sure we cannot help yourselves from being thrilled that she is back, but what hit my while looking at all the new pictures I realized that she looks even more thrilled than the rest of us. She was one big smile from the moment she arrived. The welcoming was sincere and warm - despite Crown Princess Mary at one point looked a bit cold. But that smile make everybody warm again, right?

The Crown Princess officially opened Naturkraft by cutting the tradition red ribbon, only, the ribbon had been replaced by a branch of flowers. Beautiful. When visiting the new facilities she made a few new friends, among others, the wind machine that gives you a clear view on how vest wind feels like on the Danish coast. Seems like it was truly a wonderful day for all of them.

On her way home from, she made a private visit in Ringkøbing, here. She was spotted by some of the bypassing citizens in Ringkøbing. The Crown Princess took time visiting one of Prince Henrik's sculptures named "Miss Ringkøbing". The sculpture was first given the name "Miss Fredensborg" because Prince Henrik made it as one of the first sculptures to Fredensborg Castle. Later Ringkøbing purchased the artwork and it is now located at Ringkøbing Square.





Showing up in Ringkøbing Mary had chosen one of the most casual looks we have ever seen I think. Very simple, comfortable and all relaxed. She looked great in that new creamy white linen blazer. Though it is as simple as it can be, I think you should take a look at all the details. It embraces her body beautifully. Heaven identified the new blazer as Weekend Max Mara.

Mary styled her new blazer with, what I believe, is a reused button-down shirt. One with pin-stripes and a lovely dusty blue color. I believe she wore it at a weekly meeting with the Mary Fondation in September 2019, here. I has been found by Heaven at BA&SH. Despite a closet full of black trousers, these seems to be new. Like how the style is a bit baggy. Makes her outfit way more casual and loose than if she had worn a pair of fitted trousers. I like this very much. Unfortunately, I am not able to provide you with much info about neither her blouse, trousers or blazer.

What I do no for a fact, is that Mary stunned wearing golden hoops from Dulong Fine Jewelry such as with the rather large golden ring. I see another reused piece of jewellery and that is her diamond bangle from Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen. There are some more bracelets, but the lack of pictures makes it hard to tell the identity of those pieces - yet. Could be her Cartier bangle. The necklace is from talented Nadia Shelbaya.

She topped it off with a colorful scarf. A white and orange leopard (?) scarf that goes back to 2012, here. It has never been identified and it still isn't. Of course, we cannot forget about the shoes. Cap-toe espadrilles shoes from Chanel. This is the first time she wears them at a public appearance, but in fact we have seen them before. Last year, when the family visited different cities and places all over Denmark as part of their holiday, here. So, tell me do you like this second "back-to-work" outfit?


SHOP THE LOOK

Blazer ● Weekend Max Mara, here
Blouse  BA&SH, here
Earrings ● Dulong Fine Jewelry, here
Necklace ● Nadia Shelbaya, here
Ring ● Dulong Fine Jewelry, here
Bracelet ● Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen, here
Shoes ● Chanel, here

The opening of Holmegaard Værk

8th June

I almost cannot remember how to write these posts. It has been such a long time without any writings, but slowly it feels more natural while I am in the process. Today, Crown Princess Mary was back at work. Well, we have seen her at a couple of meetings the past month or so. But today, she was finally back attending the opening of the brand new "Holmegaard Værk". 

Holmegaard Værk is a new designmuseum capturing the essence of a long history of glass, ceramic and design. Holmegaard Glasværk goes back to the around mid-19th century. Since then the company has made some of the most iconic glass work that have become a big part of Denmark's design history.  Today, all of that are gathered at Holmegaard Værk. The new museum are both design, arts and crafts, new ways of communication these two and gatherings people.

Crown Princess Mary arrived to Fensmark in Næstved (where Holmegaard Værk is located) in a splendid mood. Maybe she had been looking forward to this day as much as we have? I think so. She was warmly welcomed by Mayor Carsten Rasmussen, Director of Museum Southeast Denmark Keld Møller Hansen and Director of Realdania Jester Nygård. All of them seemed extremely pleasant both at the arrival and during the visit.

She was one big smile and all ears. It is clear that the Crown Princess was stunned and fascinated by all the 42,000 pieces of glasswork surrounding her. Imagine all that glass at one place. Wauw, right?She was also shown and taught how champagne glass are made. They also had a little surprise for her. Bjørn Friborg from Holmegaard Værk had created a piece of art, which was given to her as a gift. 





It was a treat seeing her again today and even better, she wore the most gorgeous summer outfit. Crispy white, stunning pearls, bright blue and a little floral print. Something new. Something old. You probably remember having seen that simple white Elise Gug blouse before. Actually, it has been part of her wardrobe for around seven years now. She has worn the blouse with everything from powder pink skirts and black pants suits. This time she embraced the style with a brand new pleated floral printed skirt from Paul & Joe. I learned about the skirt from Heaven.

What an incredible combo, right? You have to have fallen in love with this print. It is almost mesmerizing. No outfit without a bit of jewellery, a clutch and (of course) shoes. For this particular outfit, Mary had chosen white pearl earrings created by Dulong Fine Jewelry. They go way back in time, as with the blouse. But these earrings goes way longer back in time. To be more specific. Mary wore the earrings on April 30th 2006, here. She later added a ring matching in style - made by the same designer. Nadia Shelbaya's stunning necklace is a great addition to her outfit.

Her braided straw clutch is old news as well. Unfortunately, I have never been able to point out a designer. Have you? To my knowledge she wore it the first time at Prince Felix's confirmation in 2017. The last final touch has to be her eye-catching blue Gianvito Rossi pumps. Artwork shaped as shoes.

SHOP THE LOOK

Blouse ● Elise Gug, here
Skirt ● Paul & Joe, here
Earrings ● Dulong Fine Jewelry
Necklace ● Nadia Shelbaya, here
Ring ● Dulong Fine Jewelry
Shoes ● Gianvito Rossi, here