A little summer reading


Not that much are going on right now for the Crown Prince family, because they are on vacation at Gråsten castle in Southern Jutland. With an eye on her official calendar, to find out what to expect in the future. Nothings yet are planned for quite some months, so we just have to wait. Many of you are probably already be back from vacation. Mine are just about to start within a few days. Right now I am packing my suitcase with everything I need for my vacation. I'm going on camping, so lots of books, dresses and shorts are on the list. Books are what's most important for me. It is the epitome of holiday for me. I'll be away for about two weeks and I hope you'll take care of the royal world while I'm away. Meanwhile have I gathered a few blogs you should get to know. To read is a huge part of my life. I have so many books and blogs I love to follow. My favourite topic's are royals, vintage, fashion, knitting, hairstyle, history etc. So, while I am away I hope you will enjoy a little reading somewhere else. There are so many blogs out there and I want to share some of those I enjoy the most. They do a fantastic job and I admire their work.

Have a wonderful summer and happy reading!


The owner of this royal blog have become a very good friend of mine and he always manage to find and post about all new things. The blog is one big photo album. You find great posts about Frederik and Mary whereabouts. Its owner do a great job with one of the most well-known royal blogs!

This blog got it all. With the focus on royal's from Denmark to Spain, Reines & Princesses is a blog to pay a visit. It's one of my personal favourites and I love to quote the blog now and then. The last couple of years, the owner have also been focusing on fashion and fashion ID's. So, this is the perfect blog to follow if you love fashion and royals as much as I do. No matter which royal member you like, you find them here.  

I recently discovered Tiara Mania and I have been in love with it since. Filled with information, history and not to forget, tiara's. With a passion for old royal tiara's the blogger decided to share it with the rest of the world. You find information and photos of royal tiara's from all over the world. It has been very helpful to me in my search of history of the royal headpieces. 

A few years ago I found this incredible blog about Mary. Chronologically, it is following her from her first steps in Denmark. I'm a fascinated follower! On the blog you find old and almost lost pictures of Mary. If you do not already know it then you do yourself a favor and do it now.

I'm sure you can't find a more helpful and fantastic woman than the owner of Tesouras & Tiaras! She's always a great help and a good friend. She has group on Facebook with great success, but her blog is also worth a visit. As she writes: "A place of winder (and reflection) for all royals thing!" She's from Portugal and is about to be married on the same day as Frederik and Mary. Her story you'll get the chance to read right her at Styleofmary somewhere in soon. 

The go-to place for all royal new. Many or almost everyone of you know about this site because I happen to mention it once in a while and because as you know I work there. Still, I think you need to know about them if you don't already. Every royal person in the world are gathered here. You get updated articles every day with some of the greatest pictures from amazing photographers. They also have great blogger's from all over the world. 

Johanna have this fantastic fashion blog. Johanna writes about the royal's fashion and helps identified much of what they are wearing. More than once I have been mentioned in her posts and for that I'm very grateful. Her blog deserve credit and I'm sure you are going to love it as much it as I do. 

A world of sparkling jewellery! As you now I'm fascinated by history and here you have a site all about royal jewellery. Everything from tiara's to large diamonds. It is so inspiring to read and see the jewels worn by both present- and contemporary royal family members. You enter a whole new world when visiting The Court Jeweller. 

The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor
If you are a royalist, I'm sure you already know about this blog and if not well then it's time. This is the blog to visit when you need to know anything and everything about royal things -everything from everyday activity to glamorous jewellery posts. For me, it is always exciting to stop by the blog and read what's new. The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor do a great job! Simple, classic & foreseeable.

Summer photocall at Gråsten Castle

Saturday, July 25th

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended the annual summer photocall at Gråsten Castle with all four children.


The day I have been waiting for, for a long time, is finally here -the annual summer photocall of the royal family who's on vacation at Gråsten Castle in South of Jutland. Yesterday I expressed that I I hoped to see Prince Joachim and Princess Marie with their children, but I assume that they are on holiday somewhere else because they did not appear today. The daughter of Princess Benedikte, Princess Alexandra, and her husband Count Jefferson, as well as her two children Count Richard and Countess Ingrid also stay at Gråsten these days along with the rest of the family. The weather is pretty bad in Denmark these days and the family also had to postpone the meeting with the press because of the rain. But I am optimistic, rainy days are also beautiful. The weather certainly had not ruined the mood of the royal family. The children had so fun and the adults seemed to have had a great time as well.

The first thing I noticed when I saw the first pictures from today, is that everyone was dressed in matching colours. All of them embraced orange, blue, pink and white. If I were you, I'd take a second look at the pictures where we see all of them. Princess Josephine, with her broken arm, was dressed in a orange and green Poppy Rose dress, here, which was identified by Kate and Lurdes. Her hair was in a sweet french side braid, Princess Isabella had a similar hairstyle. If you like it as much as I do, I have found this guide to you. Have fun! When we talk about this wonderful young lady -Princess Isabella, she was in a fantastic white lace dress from Little Remix, here, also identified by Kate. She was also the one who found out that Prince Vincent is wearing a Pili Carrera shirt, here.


I love that Frederik and Mary were wearing similar colours -white and navy blue. I know that some of you had a wish, to see her in a short dress today. I was actually hoping for something long because Mary looks so great in maxi dresses or as in this case, skits. It's not the first time at the annual summer photocall she's wearing maxi-clothes. Last year, she was in a maxi-dress by Ganni, here, and in 2012 in a dress from Free People, here. Today she was dressed in a By Malene Birger maxi skirt identified by Reines & Princesses. Zara is the designer of her new white lace blouse identified by Kate. Funny thing: it was much easier to find the kids clothes then Mary's this time. She embrace the casual look with a few jewellery. Two of the three necklaces are from Orit Elhanati and Marianne Dulong. The silver necklace with the pendant could be a gift from when she visited Ethiopia in February. Her silver diamond ring is from Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen and the golden one is from I'm Jewel. The bracelets are from, among others, Anni Lu. She topped of the outfit with black ballet flats, a simple hairstyle and natural makeup.

Blouse: Zara Lace Blouse
Skirt: By Malene Birger Severa Pleated Silk Crepe de Chine Maxi Skirt
Necklace: Orit Elhanati The Abyss Necklace
Necklace: Marianne Dulong Atlantic
Ring: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Love Bands
Ring: I'm Jewel Sage
Bracelet: Anni Lu Mess Army Bracelet 
Bracelet: Anni Lu Fun Bracelet Army

Changing of the guard at Gråsten castle

Friday, July 24th
Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary are on vacation with their four children at Gråsten castle and today the royals watched changing of the guard.


As you know I have a special love for this vacation. It has become kind of a tradition for the royal family members to watch the changing of the guard at Gråsten. I remember when Princess Isabella was only a few years old, she was wearing a red dress and played with a red ballon. It ran off and a guard caught it and handed it over to her, here. A moment I haven't forgot all these years. The Crown Prince family are now joined by the Queen and Prince Henrik who arrived from a visit to Greenland. I have seen some pictures from the visit and I really think the couple had a good time visiting Greenland. The Crown Prince couple also seems to enjoy their vacation in Denmark along with all four children. I like the fact that they are protecting the kids from the photographers and journalists. Now I might sound old, but to see the kids grow up is fantastic. Prince Christian is now a young man similar to his dad, just like his brother Prince Vincent though he is a bit more shy. I really enjoy the pictures from today when the family watched changing of the guard. Everyone of them seems to be in a really good mood. Another thing I look forward is to see the family once again tomorrow at the annual summer photocall. Maybe we also get the change to see Prince Joachim and Princess Marie with their children. I hope so. 


Both Prince Christian and Prince Vincent were dressed in similar clothes as their father. Prince Vincent probably wore a shirt from Poppy Rose, here. While their sister Princess Isabella wore a Poppy Rose blouse and a Norlie, here, skirt similar to Mary. Princess Josephine even wore the same sandals as her sister thought she was wearing shorts and a white lace blouse like her brothers. One thing I noticed is how well-dressed they all are -also Mary. She kinda surprised me with what she wore during her day at Gråsten. A really lovely outfit. A new A-line skirt and a matching blouse featuring the same beautiful print. With help from Ida, I learned that Mary's popular set is from the Danish designer SAND Copenhagen. Thank you so much Ida for your help, it's very much appreciated. I would love to add the set to my personal wardrobe. Burgundy is one of my favourite colours. I think it could be a set you either really like or hate. What's your opinion? She matched the new floral set with her beige suede wedges from Tod's. She embrace the style by wearing a necklace from Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen, two bracelets from Anni Lu and a new one from jewellery designer Charlotte Wæhrens. Thanks to Pernille and Kate for sharing your findings with me. Another thing I would like to learn, is how to get my hair as Mary's. I love this casual hairstyle, but I haven't learned the trick yet. Some day I will. A wonderful example of how to look fabulous in your spare time.

Blouse: SAND Copenhagen Bala Blouse
Skirt: SAND Copenhagen Norma Skirt
Necklace: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Lotus Collier
Pendant: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Medallion Pendant
Pendant: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Lotus Pendant
Pendant: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Lotus Pendant
Bracelet: Anni Lu Mess Army Bracelet
Bracelet: Anni Lu Fun Bracelet Army
Bracelet: Charlotte Wæhrens Rainbow Bracelet w. Saphires
Wedges: Tod's Suede Peep-Toe Wedges 

Get a basic wardrobe like Mary's

If you are follower of this blog you probably have a passion for fashion as well. One of the reasons why I started Style of Mary is because I love the way Crown Princess Mary dresses. She knows how to look good and embrace what she has, like long slim legs, a petite upper body and a beautiful face. It's all about finding the clothes, shoes and accessories that fits your body and more importantly your personality. When to choose clothes, your everyday and work also decide what to should wear. Personally, I have a very classic style with feminine items that last for a long time. I love to purcahse a skirt or blouse I know is also trendy five years later. By that I do not only wear black, white and grey. Well, I decided to make this post because I want to share some fashion tricks with you as seen on the Crown Princess. I know many of you are inspired by her, just like me, and with some simple basic rules you can easily build a wardrobe like Mary's. To find some basic items are essential to a fashionable wardrobe. By looking at Mary and her wardrobe, you find that a few essentials can create several amazing outfits. To me it is important to give the message to find clothes that suits your body such as personality and not to forget something that makes you feel good! So, first I want to share my three simple "guidelines":

Embrace your body
The first thing is to find out how you body looks: what shapes does it have? We are not all alike, every single human looks different and that's great! By finding your body type, it will be much easier to find clothes that fits- and highlights your body benefits as I call them. I have spend years trying to find out what figure I have and what makes it looks its best. I'm a classic pear-shape -small upper body, larger hips. It's hard work to be well-dressed. Four typical body figures are hourglass, pear, apple and straight. You find a great article about female figures, here. The article are illustrated with pictures. We have a tendency to dress like everybody else because we think we have the same figure, that's not always the truth. Find your own and love it.

Remember your personal style
Finding your shape is first step on the road to a great basic wardrobe. Then it's important to remember who you are, what you do for a living, how is your everyday and what style do you like. If you're a bit old fashioned then buy lots of fashion magazines and cut everything out you like to find the things you love. If you're more in to using technology then Pinterest is a great choice -I've become a little addicted. Pinterest is also great to give you ideas for your figure. Take a look what you chose. Now you know what suits you and what you like; time to combine. This is not something you learn right away, but practice makes a master you know! You're passion for fashion allow you to learn. 

Wear clothes that makes you feel good
The headline says it all. To me this is so important. Nothing's better tan a woman who wear clothes that makes her feel good. When you feel good in what you wear, it automatically makes you look more confident. Who does not want to look more confident? It all depend on who you are and what you like. Personally, I feel good wearing colourful combinations and vintage dresses.

Black trousers


Black trousers are the perfect piece, despite the plain colour. The thing about basic items is that most of them are in black, white, grey, blue, powder pink or caramel. These piece makes it possible for you to create any outfit you like and in the combination with a bright print or casual accessory. Several times Mary showed us how to wear a pair of black trousers -skinny, wide legged etc. You can match any blouse or jacket to a pair of black trousers. I never owned black trousers, but one day I fell in love with a pair and I haven't regretted it since. I wear them day as night.

A classic blazer (with a touch)


Who says that a basic blazer has to be black or white? If I had to choose I would say everyone should have at least one blazer in a suitable colour for their skin- and hair colour. This item is inspired by the male wardrobe, but works very well for women as well. To wear a blazer gives an a sense of work wear. Wear a blazer over a dress, something we have seen so many times on Mary, or with trousers: printed or plain. Blazer's come in many different silhouettes and I am so sure you will find one that suits you. I'm a fan of blazer's and keep buying new ones all the time. Bad habit. I can't live without mine. Personally, I really want a white blazer in my wardrobe because I fell in love with Mary's model from Alexander McQueen or maybe a red one. 

The coat


Royal's love coats. They are functional, elegant, warm, stylish which makes them the perfect basic item in your wardrobe. No one say's that a coat need to be plain. Take Mary as an example; she's wearing coats in any possible colour. In my opinion coats can be worn by everybody. You just need to find a model that looks good on you. Take some time in a store and try on several different models and see which one you like best. Ask a friend to join you if needed. A coat can be double breasted or single, have a belt or non, have a skirt or be straight etc. There are many to choose from, but invest the time you need and a new coat will be your new best friend.

Pumps


Stilettos are known to embrace a woman's beauty. Wear a pair of pumps and your outfit is transformed. To wear pumps or heeled sandals makes your body straight and you walk with more elegance. Depending on your legs length and figure you can find the right shoes to your shape. It is really all about shape. There are plenty of guides to get advices for which pair of pumps that'll look good on you. I am 162 cm., so I could wear heels all the time without anyone even noticing, but I don't. I have come to love pumps more and more. Think pumps makes everything much better. Mary got a huge shoe collection, but it only takes a couple of heeled shoes to have the essentials. With Mary as example I would say you need pumps in beige, navy blue and black. 

Those sunglasses


Shades you can live without. To find the right sunglasses is as hard as finding the right clothes and accessories. Do me favor, try on different ones and find those how look good on you. Just like dresses, you can get them in all sizes, shapes, colours etc. Mary is a fan of wearing pretty large sunglasses featuring leopard print from both Chanel and Dolce & Gabbana. Cheaper ones can do as good. The shape of your head, skin tone and hair colour is important when choosing your new sunglasses.

That (hand)bag


Every woman need a handbag. Mary has plenty of them in all sizes and colours etc. One for each occasion. As any other accessory, you just have to choose. If you are petite, like me, a huge handbag is not the best one to choose because the dimension is not well-balanced. So choose a handbag for your needs, style and body size. When we talk about basic bags, I have to mention that you also need some kind of clutch. The same rules as for everything else. A clutch is the woman's best friend these years. The beige or caramel coloured bag is always trendy. Think about the beige Chanel bag Mary has; use the last 10 years and is still just fantastic!

A cardigan


Mother and daughter in each their cardigan. Really, a cardigan isn't that exciting at all. I hate spending money of cardigan's because I can't find the right one. I don't think my figure is very well placed in cardigan. Still, I can't live without them. I don't know if you ever heard of the 3-piece outfit? Well, it's pretty simple -select an outfit of three pieces. That's what Mary and Princess Isabella did when Isabella was on her first royal job at Samsø. They made it work so well! I think the key to wear a cardigan in great way, is to match them in the same colour as your blouse or dress.

The little black dress


Actually, we do not that often see Mary in a black dress. She prefers something a little more bright and colourful. The little black dress is loved by almost any woman in the wold. Coco Chanel is told be have "invented" the LBD. How to dress up this classic item all depends on your style. Mary often style her LBD with more black or even golden accessories. But really, black can be matched with almost everything. You never god wrong when choosing one of these little black dresses.

Signature jewellery


If your name is Mary and is Crown Princess of Denmark you love one specific pair of white pearl earrings. You guessed it, her gold and white pearl earrings designed by Marianne Dulong. A basic wardrobe also includes a basic jewellery box. I think this are the pair of earrings she has worn most times as her time as Crown Princess. Basic jewellery are a bit more difficult for to me to tip about, because maybe you have a ring or necklace that means a lot to you -this will automatically be your specific jewellery to wear. To me jewellery are very personal and carries some kind of history. But gold, silver and pearls are always trendy. You're never wrong with these three materials. A watch could also be your statement jewellery.

#MRLoveMyHair with Madison Reed!

I have been so lucky to collaborate with Madison Reed on this post. It is always a pleasure to collaborate with different companies, it makes a regular post a bit more exciting. Both to write and read. Madison Reed is all about hair and haircare. Madison Reed have a specific mission: to make personal care more personal. In their opinion this is done by re-developing the hair colour industry with innovative and technology-enabled hair care and colour product. Sounds good right? They support you every step of the way to make your hair look the best and let you fell fantastic. Madison Reed offer a little more glamour to your everyday. What any woman need. The company work with five things: Courage, Trust, Love, Responsibility & Joy.  


I'm focusing on their very interesting "hair-o-scope". My first impression was: what on earth is a hair-o-scope? If you have the same thoughts it would not surprise me at all. Still, this hair-o-scope-thing sounded exciting and I just had to know more about it. Have I also aroused your curiosity? Then keep on reading. The thing is that Madison Reed have developed their own horoscope's for hair. So, all depending on which zodiac you are, Madison Reed give you the best tip for a good hair day. And who does not want to have good days every day? I found it very entertaining and instructive to read more about my own zodiac in the hair-o-scope. You find all 12 right here.

Well, this is still a blog about the Crown Princess of Denmark, which is I decided, with Madison Reed's permission, to show her hair-o-scope. The Crown Princess was born on January 5th, so her astrological sign is: Aquarius (January 20 to February 18). 

Hair-o-Scope for Aquarius: 

"Oh airy Aquarius, how we envy your cool confidence, comic prowess, and knack for new technology. Your open-mindedness has earned you a loyal crew that loves basking in your fun-loving company and they can usually find you marching in protest of injustice (if you're not communing with nature in the mountains)."

" We know you love to keep up with the latest gadgets and trends, so experiment with a daring 'do. Make a statement with a dramatically darkened hair. Or, play up that cute smile with an edgy pixie that frames your face with fluttery tendrils."

Hair colours like Mary's by Madison Reed


This is Madison Reed's hair-o-scope for Crown Princess Mary! To sum up; Mary has brown hair sometimes pretty dark. Her hair is always voluminous and flowing free. That's how we see her most of the time. She's open-minded and confident as well as smiley. The above suggested hair colours is some I have found to match the colour of Mary. Right now hers are a mix between blonde, brown and some red. Actually, Madison Reed have made their own hair dye advisor, so if you would like hair as Mary you now have my suggestions, you can find them on your own here or use the hair dye advisor, here, if you're looking for some completely else. I had so much fun finding my 'new ideal' colour and another great thing is when you have done this little questionnaire; your answers are saved for later and they advise you when looking for you new colours. Can we ask for anything more?

I hope you had as much fun as me reading and learning about this. I thank Madison Reed for the chance to share their thoughts with all of you. So, hurry up and find your next hairstyle with your own personal hair-o-scope!

The Gråsten Ring Riding Association parade in Gråsten

Sunday, July 19

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary greeted the Gråsten Ring Riding Association parade. This took place at Gråsten castle where the royal family is on vacation. Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine also attended at today's event.

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Most Danes are on vacation right now and I really also look forward that is soon is my turn to pack a suitcase and travel to another country to experience something new and exciting. This year I'm going to Belgium with my family. The holiday-time is such a great time a year because you get to spend time with your family and often see a new country where you are about the experience a new culture. When I'm on holiday, me and my family loves to see some historical things, to experience the soul of the country we are in.

The royal family are also on vacation. This year they moved into Gråsten castle which is a bit unusual. Most year they are at the wine castle Cayx in France, owned by the family of Prince Henrik. I love that the Crown Prince couple show their children that a vacation in Denmark is just as good as anywhere else. I'm sure Frederik and Mary enjoying some time with their children and the other way around. For the family to break their vacation and attend a event like the Gråsten parade today is great. They take the time to meet the participants and those Danes who attend the parade. It is also a bit special that all four children are there, they have all there childhood been protected from the public and press. All four children seemed to really enjoy the day. Princess Isabella and her two younger siblings, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine with her broken arm, greeted many of the participants of the parade, while Prince Christian enjoyed the day close to his father. Actually I do not live that far from Gråsten castle, unfortunately I did not have the time to see them. Maybe I will get the chance again.

One thing I noticed was both Mary, Christian, Josephine and Isabella were wearing green turquoise colour. The remarkable colour was worn by the two princesses with each their dress from Poppy Rose, here. Honestly, there is something really cute about the two princesses wearing the same dress. I just hope it is their own decision. The dresses were identified by Kate. Princess Isabella topped her look off with a hairdo and golden sandals and Princess Josephine in her sweet dress wore silver metallic sandals and loose hair. In the same colour as his sisters dresses Prince Christian was in green turquoise shorts and a shirt like this dad. Frederik wore long trousers in blue as his son Prince Vincent.
Then we have Mary. In her new creamy shirtdress featuring a significant and stunning pattern she totally won my heart. Heaven found her dress at Julie Fagerholt Heartmde (Spring/Summer 2015). Looks all comfortable and nice to wear. Though it is rather casual, it looks crazy beautiful on her. With a pair of beige suede wedges from Tod's she embrace the style of the perfect outfit. As other accessorizes Mary had chosen to wear a couple of necklaces from Marianne DulongMD & Daughters and Orit Elhanati. Love how she mixed all three necklaces; makes a great statement. As the turquoise pendant, she wore a ring i the same shade. This we first saw about a year earlier at the annual photo session at Gråsten castle along with the rest of the family, here. I could not be more happy about this look than I am right now. I wouldn't mind wearing this any time during summer.

Dress: Julie Fagerholt Heartmade Hatfield
Necklace: Marianne Dulong Drop Shape Pendant
Necklace: Orit Elhanati The Abyss Necklace
Necklace: MD & Daughters Atlantic Necklaces
Wedges: Tod's Suede Peep-Toe Wedges

Vacation at Gråsten castle

It is a tradition for Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary to stay for a few days at Gråsten Castle along with the rest of the Danish family. This year the vacation is a bit more unusual then the past years, because the royal couple are actually moved into the castle for the summer. We have already seen Mary and Frederik riding, Mary bicycling with Prince Christian, Princess Isabella and the twins where she wore a new lovely knitted blouse I have found at JOSEPH, here. Then the news came that Princess Josephine broke her left arm because of a riding accident, but she's doing fine.

Then we saw the family, except Princess Isabella, on a bike ride. When mom and dad are coming King and Queen of Denmark, I think it's great for the four royal children to spend some time with their parents outside public -even though some photos have been published. I'm sure Mary and Frederik have the same feeling when it comes to spend time with their children. We all love the summer and our vacation. I will not be sharing any pictures because they need their privacy. Instead I will share a little history about Gråsten castle with you.

Gråsten Castle 

The original Gråsten Castle has its history back to the 1500s and was a relatively small hunting castle. In 1603, a new castle was built since the former hunting castle was burned down the same year. It is believed to be built where the current castles south wing is located today. From 1662-1682 the castle was owned by Chancellor Frederik Ahlefeldt (1623-1689) and his son built a large Baroque palace - also burned down in the 1757th. Chancellor Frederik Ahlefeldt was a knight of the Order of the Elephant, the most prestigious in Denmark. The Castle Church and a few pavilions were the only thing left after the fire in 1757. The current Gråsten castle is dated from 1759, where a new south wing was built and in 1842 the central building was built. The castle have had several owners. From 1725-1852 it was owned by the August Citizens (Augustenborgerne) where Frederik 7. took over the castle. The August Citizens became the owners again in 1864. 1920, the government took over the castle and it was used for courtrooms, library and housing for judges and the police chiefs. 

Then Gråsten castle underwent a large renovation and in 1935 the palace was given as a summer residence for the then Crown Prince couple - Crown Prince Frederik 8th and Princess Ingrid. Until the death of Queen Ingrid, the castle has been used as a royal summer residence. Today Queen Margrethe is the owner and keep the tradition and stay there every year. The family is also invited such as this year. 

Old news: Dressage at Broholm Castle

Thursday, June 11th

Crown Princess Mary attended annual dressage at Broholm castle.  


About a month ago Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary were invited to attend this years royal wedding in Sweden between Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist on June 13th. Two days before the Crown Princess visited Broholm castle to attend the annual DM rally in dressage. It was an unofficial event. Apparently, the Crown Princess is an annual guest. Caroline Heering and Mette Ahlefeldt-Laurvig also attended to watch the dressage. Friday after lunch Crown Princess Mary arrived to Amalienborg Castle once again to attend the royal wedding the next day.

During the couple of days she spend at Broholm, she was dressed very casual, but magnificent as always. A great inspiration if you like some for you next everyday look. One of the days she was wearing a denim blue blazer which I, finally, have found at Hugo Boss. For a long time I was so sure Hugo Boss was the designer I was looking for, but unfortunately it has taken me quite a while to find pictures of the model. She matched the blazer with a white pleated Style Butler blouse and black trousers. The outfit was accessorized with Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses and Marianne Dulong earrings. 

Her second outfit was a pair of black trousers, a white blouse and a dark green jacket which I think could be from Strenesse, but I am not quite sure. She embrace a chic style by wearing her brown leather Ralph Lauren bag and the the Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses. Two outfits I would love to see her wear any time, at any occasion.

Blazer: Hugo Boss
Blouse: Style Butler White Pleated Blouse
Earrings: Marianne Dulong
Sunglasses: Dolce & Gabbana DG4175
Bag: Ralph Lauren Soft Ricky bag

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Jacket: Strenesse 

A special performance in the Opera

Saturday, July 4th

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended a special performance and dinner in the Opera house in Copenhagen on the occasion of Hempel's 100th anniversary

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Sometimes it really does not matter how many pictures we are able to find, but at such an event it is simply frustrating. First of all are the royal couple attending a special performance in the Opera in Copenhagen, followed by a dinner which means an a little more unofficial dress-coat. Secondly, because the word 'special' (or maybe even unique) is mentioned. Everything special is just way more exciting for us. Fortunately, this does not mean we haven't got any pictures at all, because we do. and for that am I very grateful. Because the event took place in the Opera house which is placed right across where the Crown Prince couple live at Amalienborg; they took a small boat and crossed water where they arrived to the Opera right before the performance was about to begin. The couple were met by multiple attendances, who all wanted a glimpse of the royal couple. The weather was perfect and from what I see, the couple seemed to enjoyed themselves. Please, could we get more of these evening event?

Almost every single time Mary appear somewhere, I am amazed by her elegance, appearance, personality and style. Think many of us have a dream that a real princess wear a huge pink tulle gown and a tiara. Despite she was not wearing nor gown or tiara I have come to fall in love with that pink Prada (Fall 2004) dress. From what recall, this is the fifth time she's wearing the dress -1) 2004, Summer Ballet at Bellevue Theatre, 2) Around 2006 at a christening, 3) 2008, Royal Lifeguard 350th anniversary and 4) 2013, Day 3 on a visit to Malaysia. When do you think she wore it better? I have a hard time deciding which one I like the most. She embrace the style by wearing a pair of long earrings and her very expensive Piaget diamond necklace. This we saw for the first time in 2013 when she attended the presentation of the Carlsberg Foundations Research Award, here. Arriving to the boat from Amalienborg to the Opera, she was also wearing a pair of Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses. A lovely detail! As the dress is her pink clutch from Prada, the same as worn in 2012 when attending Save a Mother's Life at Mother's Day, here. After a really long time starring at her shoes am I pretty sure I have found them at Gianvito Rossi. Not only is the outfit outstanding; her hairstyle is also magnificent. Very impressive.

By the way, I made a new post at Royalista about christening, here.


Dress: Prada Pleated Silk Dress
Sunglasses: Dolce & Gabbana DG4175
Necklace: Piaget Possession Long Necklace
Clutch: Prada
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Rose Pink Pointed-Toe Pumps