Private visit to Greenland

April

A few pictures were taken when Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary arrived to Greenland by plain a few days ago for a private visit. According to Billed Bladet they'll soon be back in Denmark. Among other things the couple are going on a dog sled on the ice cap one of the days. At  the arrival both were dressed in warm jackets, Mary ind long Moncler, and boots. Natural and acting like a usual couple.

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Breake the Silence Charity Ball 2015

Friday, April 24

Last friday Crown Princess Mary unofficial and, almost unnoticed, attended the charity event Break the Silence (Bryd Tavsheden) Charity Ball 2015. According to Frederiketmary DKK 1.6 million were collected to the project, well done!

Hartmanns made a special zipper bracelet gold and silver that was sold that night, to collect money to the Break the Silence project.

What is Break the Silence (Bryd Tavsheden)?
The organization was founded back in 2002. Break the Silence is about volunteer work and are therefore dependent on subsidies that's way the charity ball was so important. They try to prevent violence in families and couples by among others campaigns. Read much more about their great work here

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This is all about the organizations great work and I'm pleased that we have such organizations in Denmark who wants to help which also makes me happy that Mary actually is involved in such projects. It's important to me to focus on the huge job she do and show that she really help many people who need it. It's a part of her and Styleofmary. As I introduced this post with, Mary also came unnoticed but she is the Crown Princess of Denmark so of course people noticed her in her old black Prada (Autumn/Winter 2005/2006) dress and high messy bun updo. Earrings was a pair from Marianne Dulong with orange pendants and might be a new Carlend Copenhagen clutch in a matching color.

Earrings: Marianne Dulong
Clutch: Carlend Copenhagen Vanessa?

260 Years with Hotel d'Angleterre!

Saturday, April 25


When you say Hotel d'Angleterre to a Dane, they immediately think of the most prestigious hotel in Denmark. This is the hotel all the big stars are living when they are in Denmark. This year d'Angleterre celebrates its 260 years anniversary and it was done with a huge gala dinner. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mart were invited as guest of honor.


A little story about Hotel a'Angleterre
It's one of four five star hotels in Copenhagen, placed at Kongens Nytorv. The hotel has its history back to 1755 when it was built by Jean Maréchal. The hotel have 90 rooms today and it was all renovated back in 2011. Guests as Winston Churchill, Oprah Winfrey, Grace Kelly and Michael Jackson have all stayed at the hotel. 




Dressed in the most amazing gown from Ole Yde with beadwork, layers of tulle and glamorous curls Mary looked like a real movie star next to her husband who was in a classic black and white suit! The Ole Yde gown is from a 2013 Fall/Winter collection and I'm amazed by it... Every little detail I love so much. It shows the amazing skills of Yde's creativity. I was so sure Valentino was the designer and was pretty surprised when a reader sent me information and pictures of the dress from a Danish designer. This is really great work! The gown shows her slim figure and embrace her curves. Tulle skirts are often a symbol of a real Princesses' dress and the black color made it extremely modern with ones thought running back to the Disney fairy tale dresses. My only word, is: stunning!

The style of the dress and her hair reminds me of the glamorous 50s with their Hollywood curled hair and red lips. Which makes me think, why not any red lipstick? It would have made the look even more beautiful. I assume that she could be wearing her black satin Prada pumps. Hope that I'll be able to show a picture of her soon. Another things to notice is that she's wearing purple nail polish!

Dress: Ole Yde Tulle Gown in Black

Shoes: Prada?

The ANZAC Day

Saturday, April 25



Crown Princess Mary attended the ANZAC day (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) in Kastellet, Copenhagen. This year all those who fought in World War 1, the battle at Gallipoli in Turkey 1915th, now 100 years ago.

What is ANZAC day all about?
First of all; ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. It's one day, on April 25th,  each year that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders who served and died in war or any kind of conflict are honored. Read more here.

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I am pleased to see that Mary attend a ceremony like this, she shows the dead one last honor. Our past is helping to create the future. Therefore, it is important to remember what once happened. The men who served and died in the war deserves to be honored. I think it's important to remember how much our ancestors have helped to create the world we live in now. There's much to thank them for.

... Let's make one minutes of silence to honor them

A day like this, the important thing is not what she's wearing. Still I'll make a shot comment. Mary was very presentable dressed in a blue dress with a black jacket. Bev made me aware that she has worn it twice before, at One Europe-One Market 2012 and An Open World 2013. It makes more sense if you just take a look at it, then if I have to describe it to you. Her head was dressed with a black Susanne Juul hat, caring a black Carlend Copenhagen clutch and her beloved SAND pumps. On her chest she wore a special brooch made by Australian jewellery designer Sylvia Dimasi. Read more about the brooch here. Also used as a ring.

Hat: Susanne Juul
Brooch: By Sylvia Dimasi
Clutch: Carlend Copenhagen Vanessa
Shoes: SAND

Our Crown Princess Mary Obsession # 4

I have been looking so much forward to this specific post! About one or two years ago this lovely woman wrote an email to me and told me about her fantastic Crown Princess Mary hobby. She is actually the main reason why I had the idea of make these ‘obsession-posts’ and I’m so exited to show what her hobby is – I assure, you’ll love it! Since the first drawing she sent me, I’ve been so overwhelmed by her skills and I can’t simply stop staring at them. Now you might guessed what Inge are doing as her CP Mary hobby/obession. I’ll let her introsuce herself:

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I would like to introduce myself. My name is Inge and I’m 65 years old and a retired preschool teacher. I have been a royalista since childhood. I have attended King Frederik’s (Queen Margrethe’s father) birthday celebration at Amalienborg serveral times either with my parent or the school I was working for.”

Because of this early royal interest she started collection pictures of Margrethe when she still had the titel ‘Princess’: “During my school years I collcted photos of Princess Margrethe. The photos were collected in a scarpbook together with photos of Cliff Richard (singer) and Michael Landon (actor). To this day, I still have these scrapbooks.”

The story goes on and Inge tells that when Frederik was born she found interest in this little new Prince: “When Crown Princess Frederik was born, I followed the familiy and especially his troubled childhood came to be a thing I had specially in mind.” Princess Mary now starts to be a part of Frederik’s life and Inge comment on this ‘love-of-his-life by saying: “We were all able to read about his love affair in the magazines. I, myself, had a theory of him being involved with a girl from either the Faroe Islands or perhaps Greenland.” Of course we now all know that there was a specific girl that had his interst, the Australian born Mary Elizabeth Donaldson. “… I was immediately convinced that she was the right girl for him!” says Inge.  

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One thing that caught my attention about Inge and her amazing hobby, is: why did this hobby ever began? Myself I love to be creative and make all kind of things that includes drawings, painting, sawing etc. but why make drawings of the future Queen’s clothes? Well, read what she answered to that question: “At their wedding, I was working on sketches of the wedding dress. These were mean to be cut-out doll’s for the children I was working with. Afterwards I continued designing Mary’s wardrobe for the paper dolls, based on her actually outfits.”

Actually, it’s not only Crown Princess Mary she made clothes for also her husband, now Crown Princess Frederik, was made as a doll: “A male doll was made to work as Crown Princess Frederik’s wardrobe.” The hobby didn’t stop there because them Prince Chirstian was born he also became a subject for her work and “…when Princess Isabella was bron, the children at the scholl asked me to do her wardrobe as well.” 

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I’m so impressed by the way she works with the right colors, shapes and details on the dresses!
Due to a logn period with stress and depression my creative work was temporarily set aside. When I retired and regained my confidence, I returned to my work with the paper dolls…” Luckily! “My main focus has always been on Mary and her wardrobe. Now I draw for pure pleasure and it’s a great pastime activity!”

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She even make a statement about my blog!: “Styleofmary and Henriette helped me to collect photos of Mary’s outfit, she has been wearing during me time also away from sketching. Even my less sharp photos from old magazines, she was able to find again” Here I need to say: I was more then happy to help! This also goes to everybody else, if you ever need answers with something that relates to Mary, feel free to ask and I’ll do what I can to give you an answer.

I know this from myself, when you start collection Mary-stuff you’ll very quickly get lots of folder, magazines etc. in every space it’s possible to place them. Inge might know what I’m talking about: “I now have three complete folder with evening gown, casual dresses, suits, skirts, pants, jackets, coats, ponchos, fur coats, hats as well as special outfits from for instance Greenland, the Faroe Islands and the military.”

My final question to Inge will be: Do you continue your CP Mary hobby? “Whether I’ll continue to draw Mary’s outfits or not, I don’t know yet. For the time being, I truly enjoyed it and find it relaxing. Even the complicated patterns and designs I find a certain joy in and takes it as a challenge. At times, I have entertained the idea of sending several pages filled with dolls and outfits to Princess Isabella on her birthday when she was old enough. she has now reached that age but I’m still in a doubt. after all, I’m still just an enthusiastic amateur.” I really hope you desice to send your wonderful dolls to Princess Isabella, I’m sure she’ll be thrilled to see herself as a paper doll with all her own clothes! Thanks Inge for being a pair of Styleofmary with your great work and to give the time to share your story with all of us! And if there is someone out there just started reading Styleofmary or regret you haven't already share you story; you are more then welcome to do it. It's not too late ;)

Day of Research 2015

Thursday, April 23

Once again Crown Princess Mary, as patron, attended the opening of Day of Research (Forskningens Døgn). Additionally presented Crown Princess Mary the Research Communication Award which went to Professor and Dr. Lars Østergård, who has been researching in infectious diseases.

What is Day of Research?
It's a research-festival and the vision with a day like this is to raise awareness and interest of the importance the research have on our society and daily life. The festival give you the opportunity to get close to the important and exciting work with all kind of research. 

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Lately I noticed that many of the Royal around the world are using red and finally we also get to see Mary wearing the a shade of red. Often se uses it as lipstick, nail polish or other accessories. To me the dress looks new and it is. Kate was lucky to actually find the designer go the new dress: Goat. A new designer for Mary. Besides the fuchsia dress I noticed in all the articles that she was really excited to be there and see all the work. She also participated in many of the projects and asked lots of questions to the activities she was shown. By the way her dress matched the Day of Research sign, well chosen!

With a little help from my great colleagues at Royalista there's no doubt that she is wearing her beige patent pumps from Christian Louboutin. In the same red color as the dress she carried a Carlend Copenhagen clutch under her arm. On the opposite arm she wore a black sea pearl bracelet, with matching earrings, from Marianne Dulong.

Dress: Goat Nesta Wool-Crepe Dress in Fuchsia €567
Clutch: Carlend Copenhagen Vanessa in Red DKK 8,500.00
Earrings: Marianne Dulong AQUA DKK 13,200.00
Shoes: Christian Louboutin Simple Pumps 100mm
Bracelet: Marianne Dulong

10 Years with the Maternity Foundations

Wednesday, April 22



Back in 2010 Crown Princess Mary became the patron of the Maternity Foundation, four years later she receives the Bambi Charity Award for her social commitment. This year, 2015, she attended the 10 years anniversary of the foundation. At the same time the Fund launched a new app called The Safe Delivery App.

What is the Maternity Foundation?
The Maternity Foundation working to save mothers and newborn children's lives. The foundations vision is 'It may not cost life to give life' (Det må ikke koste liv at give liv). They work to improve mother's and newborn's survival and health. Read more about their impressive work here and help support the foundation.


The first thing I noticed when I saw the pictures of Mary was her amazing smile, she was smiling all the time when she participated in the anniversary. The last few years she has ben working more and more to improve women and children's health all around the world and I think this day was great to her because it shows that the job they do really matter. And the lunch of the new app indicates that they foundation is in a good development.

Without taking the focus from the project, Mary was dressed in a old white/black floral blouse from Zara. You might remember it when she wore it at the first official pictures of the twins. She had chosen to match it with a pair of high-waisted dress-pants. Have we seen them before? The shoes  might be SAND and the black crocodile clutch is from Carlend Copenhagen. My guess is that the quite large bracelet is from the amazing jewelry brand Monies. Their jewelry are very characteristic in size, shape and design. The Dutch Queen Máxima is also a huge fan of these necklaces such as bracelets. Not sure you noticed them but she is wearing Ole Lynggaard (Forest collection) earrings. Love that she finished the outfit with a simple and easily made ponytail.

Blouse: Zara
Shoes: SAND
Clutch: Carlend Copenhagen Vanessa DKK 8,500.00
Earrings: Ole Lynggaard Lotus Earrings 

The Mary Foundation is Working with Loneliness

This week Danish Radio (DR Danmarks Radio) focus on loneliness among the Danes. Over 200.000 people in Denmark lives in isolation and over the last few years is has become a bigger problem. As you The Mary Foundation works with this subject through the project Netwerk. DR had an interview  (in Danish) with Crown Princess Mary. See it here and here. The interview was made after she, Monday the 20th, visited Falkonergårdens Gymnasium. They have taken part in the Netwerk project - made in collaboration with Ventilen and the Mary Foundation.  Mary expressed how important it is to show attention to those around us and do something about the problem. And not at least talk about it. Social isolation is a problem that affect both children, young people and adults.

It's great to see Mary use her titel and position as Crown Princess to help others and make the world aware of issues we can't fight alone.

Follow their work on Facebook or at their website Maryfonden.dk.

Jacket: A long lost jacket from Balenciaga Spring/Summer 2005worn in 2006 on a trip to Bornholm

Happy Birthday Princess Isabella!

Congratulation to Princess Isabella with the 8 years, Styleofmary wishes her all the best and a Happy Birthday!


Congratulations Queen Margrethe!

Thursday, April 16th

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary were present while Queen Margrethe celebrated her 75th birthday along with the Danish people. 

Crown Prince Frederik & Crown Princess Mary attending morning celebration at Fredensborg

For many years it has been tradition that the royal family celebrate the Queen on her birthday with a morning ceremony. Here friends and family gather in front of Fredensborg castle and congratulate her with greeting's and sining. And this year is a bit more special that usual, because the Queen celebrate her 75th birthday! On this occasion royal family members are gathered in Copenhagen to celebrate Margrethe and most of them also participated in the morning ritual. Especially Crown Princess Mary and Queen Mathilde of Belgium had a great time. All the Queen's eight grandchildren were gathered with the rest to celebrate the Queen, who was in a really mood. It was a quite windy morning when family and friends arrive to Fredensborg but that did not stop them from celebrating the birthday-girl. All the best wishes to Queen Margrethe on behalf of her 75th birthday. I know the Danes have been looking forward to celebrate her, have you? After the morning ceremony the Queen was driven to Amalienborg castle. 

Because of the rather windy weather most guests were dressed in warm jackets and scarves. So was Mary. She was in a warm grey wool poncho with a purple cotton blouse underneath featuring long sleeves. This perfectly matched the slim black trousers and the heeled ankle boots from Gianvito Rossi. Remind me that I need boots just like these. They would do great during both fall and spring. The blouse makes me think of something but I can't tell for sure if we have seen it before. Do you recall having seen it before? Love how casual she was dressed as the rest of the family. Really, Mary can rock any outfit! Simply she accessorized her look with a few diamond rings from Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen

Rings: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Love Bands Ring
Boots: Gianvito Rossi Leather Ankle Boots


Crown Prince Frederik & Crown Princess Mary on the balcony at Amalienborg


After the morning ceremony at 8:30 am. the Queen and her family stepped out on the balcony at Amalienborg castle at 12:00 pm. locale time. They were warmly met by hundreds of Danes who were gathered in front of the castle to congratulate their Queen on her 75th birthday. With Margrethe in the middle; the Crown Prince couple and their children were on her right side and Prince Joachim, Princess Marie and their children on her left side. These big birthdays are always celebrated with a glimpse of the royal family on the balcony at Amalienborg and it's something that can't change. I hope it is a thing Frederik and Mary will keep on doing as next in line to the Danish throne. Three times the Queen stepped out on the middle balcony -first on her own, secondly with the entire family and third with her two sons. I am sure we have never seen such a proud Queen, mother and grandmother before this. She was one big smile, such as the rest of the family.


In the noon, Queen Margrethe and her family entered the balcony's at Amalienborg as traditions says. Since Margrethe was just a little girl she has been during this to feel the love of the Danish people. Crown Prince Frederik and his family to her right and Prince Joachim and his family to her left side. Standing on the balcony, waving to the Danes Mary showed up wearing her midnight blue Oscar de la Renta coat featuring a decorated neckline. A beautiful piece with so many wonderful details I hardly know where to start and end. So, I will leave the commenting to you. She accessories her dreamy coat with grey suede pumps from Gianvito Rossi, a pair of earrings from Hartmann's and diamond rings from Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen. Her beauty is not to describe. The hairstyle is a side chignon; one of the most incredible and versatile hairstyles you can do. I have always loved it and I still do. Maybe even more now. Like the rest of the family, Mary was also wearing a medal on the left side of her chest. It is a medal made on occasion of the Queen's 75th birthday. Five years ago, on her 70th birthday, a medal was also made.

Frederik and Mary's two princesses -Isabella and Josephine- were also dressed in lovely blue dresses as their mother. They even wore similar dressed to each other from Pili Carrera. The Crown Prince dazzled in a dark blue suit, while his two sons looked handsome in matching grey suits. A lovely family in blue!

Coat: Oscar de la Renta Embellished Silk-Faille Coat
Earrings: Hartmann's
Rings: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Suede Grey Pumps in Lapis


Crown Prince Frederik & Crown Princess Mary on a carriage ride in Copenhagen



Much has been planned for the when the Queen turned 75 years old. She was even celebrated with for a whole day in Aarhus with a concert in the evening, a few weeks ago. After the balcony scene, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary joined the Queen for a carriage ride in Copenhagen. Prince Henrik was suppose to join her but because of illness, he was not the one next to her. Instead the Queen enjoyed the trip along with her oldest son and his wife. All three of them seemed to enjoy every single moment of the ride. Later on the Crown Prince couple and Queen Margrethe visited Copenhagen City Hall. Here the Queen was celebrated with choir, music, speeches and gifts. The three royal members also showed up on the City Hall balcony.


On the carriage ride Mary was wearing the same Oscar de la Renta coat as seen on the balcony earlier in the morning. She embraced the style by wearing a new grey hat identified by the owner of Treasures & Tiaras as Jane Taylor. Actually, the hat has been seen once before, just not on Mary. It was last seen on Zara Philips Tindal in 2014, here. Who wore it better? And what a perfect match to the grey suede Gianvito Rossi pumps! Even gloves and navy blue shawl perfectly matched the rest of her outfit. Also the grey suede Hugo Boss clutch looks just great with everything. I also noticed a bracelet on her right arm, which I did not see when she was on the balcony. To me it looks new. Both Hartmann's earrings and diamond rings from Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen have been seen multiple times before, but every time it looks new. I am amazed how she manages to keep everything look new also if we have seen her wear it a million times before. What stunned me most about her outfit, is the fact how well navy blue and grey looks together. Am I right? I cannot wait to try something similar myself. I wonder how much she use her stylist these days?

Hat: Jane Taylor Greta
Coat: Oscar de la Renta Embellished Silk-Faille Coat
Earrings: Hartmann's
Rings: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen
Clutch: Hugo Boss Suede Clutch Bag
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Suede Grey Pumps in Lapis


Crown Prince Frederik & Crown Princess Mary attending dinner at Fredensborg Palce



Around 230 guests were specially invited to dinner at Fredensborg castle to celebrate Queen Margrethe's 75th birthday. 230! I have no idea how to gather all these people, but as Queen I'm sure it was no problem at all. John Donaldson, Mary's father was one of the guests who attended the dinner. The guests arrived to Fredensborg at around 7:00 pm. local time and about one hour later the royal family members arrived as the last ones. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary even arrived a little late. The dinner was private and pictures were only taken at the arrival. I perfectly understand that such an arrangement is kept private and behind closed doors. Luckily, we got a lot of pictures from the arrival, which also were broadcasted live on Danish television. I was glued to the screen when the Crown Prince couple showed up and what a sight!


I was so sure that Mary would wear her red evening gown from when she was married 11 years ago, so I was very surprised to see her in a brand new silver gown! The most incredible evening gown featuring long puffy sleeves, a brooch detail and cute-outs at front. The silhouette is rather slim and looks just great on her. She really has the body to wear a dress like this, don't you think? The amazing wonder has been found by one of my fantastic readers at Temperley London. A designer I haven't thought about at all. Like earlier today she wore her grey suede Gianvito Rossi pumps, a new silver clutch from J. Furmani and Marianne Dulong jewellery. I love how simple everything is, even her hairstyle. Really girls, it is a ponytail for a gala dinner with 230 guests and Mary's hair is in a ponytail? It just looks absolutely gorgeous. Nail polish and lips matched in the same berry red colour. My three words to describe what I see: polished, fashionable and stylish!

Dress: Temperley London French Navy Silke Fayve Dress
Earrings: Marianne Dulong Lotus
Ring: Marianne Dulong
Clutch: J. Furmani Stone Flap Clutch
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Suede Grey Pumps in Lapis

Gala Dinner at Christiansborg Palace

Wednesday, April 15th

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended a gala dinner at Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen, on occasion of Queen Margrethe's 75th birthday on April 16th. 

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We have already been celebrating the Queen with a gala performance and an entire day in Aarhus, here. But this is not it. This evening over 300 guests, family and friends, were specially invited to a gala dinner at Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen to celebrate the Queen. From the Danish royal family Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim, Princess Marie, Princess Benedikte, Princess Anne-Marie and former King Konstantin attended. Other royals who attended: King Carl-Gustaf & Queen Silvia (Sweden), King Harald (Norway), King William-Alexander & Queen Máxima (The Netherlands), King Philippe & Queen Mathila (Belgium) which could celebrate his 55th birthday and King Felipe & Queen Letizia (Spain). When all 300 guest -including royals, the Danish Government and friends- had found their seats; Crown Prince Frederik have the opening speech of the evening. First a few sentences in english and the a more personal speech directly to his mother in Danish. Among others, he told that he's very proud of her and think she's a really good Queen, mother and grandmother. It was a really warm and touching speech. The reason why Frederik held it, is because  his father, Prince Henrik, is ill and did not attend the dinner. Hope he will be well soon. 

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary arrive in Crown 2 (Krone 2) a few minutes before 8:00 pm. local time. A few minutes later they entered Christiansborg Palace and met photographers and journalists. I have been really excited to see what she would be wearing -maybe the white Birgit Halstein dress or the pink one she wore at the coronation in the Netherlands or... wait she actually wore the pink gown from the coronation!! The dreamy dress made by tailor Birgit Hallstein. A wonderful dress in the most amazing light pink color featuring a lace top attached with sequins. She reminds me of the sleeping beauty (Disney, 1959), Princess Aurora, when she in the end of the movie is dancing with her Prince. So romantic! Her hair was in a very simple curly hairdo with two pieces from the Ruby parure. Earrings and tiara are both parts of the old Ruby parure from Queen Ingrid. The bracelet and ring are made by goldsmiths from Marianne Dulong when the parure was tailored a few years ago. I'm pretty sure her pink pumps are the one from Gianvito Rossi and of course her snake skin clutch from Judith Leiber. The blue ribbon from the Elephant Order brightened next to the colour of the gown is memorable! Mary was not the only one who wore a absolutely stunning gown at the dinner. I found my top 5 of royal dresses from the dinner that I really like.


Gown: Birgit Hallstein Pink Lace and Sequin gown
Shoes: Giavntito Rossi Pink Classic Pumps
Clutch: Judith Leiber

April 9, 1940

Thursday, April 9th


Crown Princess Mary attended a ceremony to honor those who lost somehow was part of the second world war. The ceremony took place at Søgårdlejeren in Aabenraa. 


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The Crown Princess arrived to Søgårdlejeren in Aabenraa in a good mood. All relaxed and comfortable. The reason for her visit is on occasions of the 75th "anniversary" for when Denmark was occupied by Germany during the second world war. It was on April 9th 1940. I think it's remarkable that Mary takes the time to commemorate Denmark's ancestors. We all have ancestors how has experienced the war. The day is an important part of our history and it means a lot to many Danes to remember the day that changed the country also subsequently. It makes me prove to have a Crown Princess who thinks of others. Not many things bring the Danes together but a historical day like this does, such as the Royal family. The day also reminds us all that we live in a more or less peaceful world. The Crown Princess placed a wreath to honor those we lost or got missing during the war. 

Mary was, very appropriately, dressed in black and grey accessories. For me it looks like a old reused coat with some kind of embroidered floral pattern -maybe a jacquard pattern. And I was right about the coat; it is a reused. She wore it when she was pregnant with Princess Isabella in 2007, here, and at a reburial of Queen Dagmar later on, here. Thanks to a good friend of mine you get two events with her wearing it. Then the amazing grey hat! I do not know if it was made asymmetric to be on the side of her head, but to me it looks polished. Milliner Susanne Juul might be the creator. It was at the opening of the Parliament in 2009 that Mary wore the exact same coat with the hat, here. I wrongly identified her grey pumps as Gianvito Rossi a few posts ago. Because with a closer look at them I noticed a golden detail around the heel. After a while I came across a model from Rupert Sanderson and it seems like the "golden heel" is something he is known to use. Then there is her patent grey clutch which to me looks like Prada. Then there is the little brooch worn on the coat. This little wonder is from the Danish designer Elise Gug

Hat: Susanne Juul
Earrings: Hartmann's
Brooch: Elise Gug Stone Brooch
Rings: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Love Bands Ring
Bracelet: Marianne Dulong Anello Pearl Bracelet
Shoes: Rupert Sanderson Grey Suede Pumps

Birthday celebration of Queen Margrethe

Wednesday, April 8th

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended the pre-celebration of Queen Margrethe's 75th birthday on April 16th. The Queen's birthday will be celebrated with, among others, a concert and a gala dinner. The royal family were invited to attend a gala performance in the Music Hall of Aarhus in the evening. 
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Crown Prince Frederik & Crown Princess Mary in Aarhus

I start somewhere else today because I've got myself a new computer and I do everything I can to learn how to use it and it is not that easy. Hope you will be a little patient with me the next few weeks. I need some time to get comfortable with it. So, if you see anything that looks strange, please contact me. Thanks. Enough with that. Within a few days our wonderful Queen Margrethe celebrate her 75th birthday! A day the Danes are looking very much forward to. Most of us loves the royal family and find it joyable to celebrate the family members on birthdays etc. Today we got a little something to see what we can look forward to on April 16th. It all started with a carriage ride through Aarhus city, then a dinner at Aarhus city hall and we got a glimpse of the family on the balcony. Queen Margrethe was surrounded, not only by hundreds of Danes, but also her family. Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie joined her while being celebrated in Aarhus. A perfect way to celebrate the Queen and of course that is not all. Because she will be celebrate an entire week within a very short time.


With no doubt Mary caught my attention right away in her white pleated dress and silver luxe coat! It goes some years back, like in 2011 when she visited New York, here. Never been able to figure out who designed it. Maybe that problem has been solved now. Because according to a Danish magazine the coat is created by tailer Birgit Hallstein. The same one who designed her burgundy velvet gown worn at New Year's eve. Wauw... and just look at her hairstyle! Simple but beautiful hairdo and with the black little hat, her outfit was just like in the 50s. My guess is that the hat is made by the Danish milliner Susanne Juul. Back to the dress. To find the dress haven't been easy because I was not sure whether or not it was new. It reminded me so much of of this dress, here -think the picture was taken by Steen Brogaard. With help from Heaven we might have found the right dress at Paule Ka. Because she was wearing a coat we barely see the dress, but if you take look at the details around the waistline I'm quite sure the two of them are the same. Thank you so much Heaven to let me know about your findings! It would be the first time, we know of, to see Mary in clothes from Paule Ka. Besides the black hat, she wore a tiny black belt as well, her SAND Copenhagen pumps and her Quidam clutch. Another thing I really like about this outfit are the jewellery. She both wore the blue sapphire brooch and earrings from Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen

Coat: Birgit Hallstein
Dress: Paule Ka Crepe Pleat Dress (Pink)
Earrings: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Winter Frost Earrings
Clutch: Quidam Grey Calfskin Clutch
Shoes: SAND Copenhagen

It could be from...
Hat: Susanne Juul



Crown Prince Frederik & Crown Princess Mary attending a gala performance in Aarhus


After a long day in Aarhus with a carriage ride, dinner and a balcony scene the royal family were invited as guests of honor to attend a gala performance in the Music Hall, Aarhus. The show was broadcasted live on Danish television. I watch about half of the show and it was just fantastic. The Queen was congratulated countless times by singers, stand-up comedians etc. A wonderful evening and I really think the Queen enjoyed herself in company with (most) her family around her.
Prince Joachim and Princess Marie arrived first along with Prince Nicolai and Prince Felix who also attended the celebration of their grandmother. Secondly, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary arrived on the red carpet joined by their two oldest children -Prince Christian and Princess Isabella. Such a pleasure to see them together. We rarely get to see the children along with their parents, so when we do I'm totally thrilled. They are getting so mature already! Feel like it was yesterday they were born. Sure Frederik and Mary have the same thoughts. 


The first word that comes to my mind is: outstanding! Dressed in a reused black velvet Prada (RTW FW04-05) gown, Mary really showed that it is indeed possible to use what you have in your closet more than once. Know many of you absolutely love when she is in reused clothes, including myself. Fascination to see how she create a whole new outfit. The Prada gown has been used so many times and each time it looks different and new. She's a great admiration to me. I also struck me how incredibly stylish and well-dressed she is. I know you never ask a women about her age, even though we all know how old she is (43), Mary manages to use her mature age with all it takes. I'm only half her age and I can't wait to get opportunities to dress like her when I'm about her age. Other than the dress, she also wore a satin clutch and pumps from Prada. But what really caught everybody's attention is that new necklace (and earrings). All blogs, forums, sites, articles etc. are going crazy to comment on her new jewellery. It is still unknown where it's from -if she purchased it or maybe inherited it. Think many of us would like to find out. Some even suggested that it is her wedding tiara. Once and for all I have to say; then it has been under serious alterations. To you how watched the broadcast, I know that they said it was her wedding tiara but this time they have no clue what they are talking about. Mary is not the only one dressed to perfection. Her husband, son and daughter were just as smashing dressed as her! 

What I haven't commented on yet is her hairstyle, which is actually what really got me all excited. I do not know why. My eyes were drawn right at to her stunning hairdo. Made everything way better. Therefore I think I'm going to do a #RoyalStyle on this one.

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Everything about the Crown Princess' hairstyle is stunning and the best part is that it's incredibly easy to do yourself.

1. Curl you hair. Any size will work. I would say Mary's are about medium size. 
2. Take a small section of hair at front -right behind your ears, make a soft twist or two and pin it on the back of your head. Do in both sides. 
3. Finish with some hairspray and you're done! The perfect look for everyday and evening. Good luck!

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Dress: Prada Black Velvet Gown 
Clutch: Prada Black Satin Box Clutch
Shoes: Prada 

The Crown Princess Mary obsession #3

Now it is time again! Mary has more then just a ‘few’ followers in Denmark and I am so lucky to have some of the best in the world reading my blog. The most kind, extraordinary and dedicated followers. Something a blogger can only wish for. You have given me the chance to tell your stories and for that I am very honored. I can’t thank you enough for participating. This time we get to hear the story from Pline. Make her feel special for sharing her story with us! 


So, Pline tell us how it all started and your first 'meeting' with the royal family?
“It has been, I think, 4 years I have been following Mary and her family. I remember the first time I saw her in a magazine from when then twins were christened {April 14, 2011}” Pline introduces her passion for Crown Princess Mary with these two simple phrases.

After a while she found out that Mary was much more then just a pretty girl in a magazine. Mary made her aware of what 'fashion' real means: “When I knew her better, I admitted that her style was very unique. Her stylist is pretty amazing. Before I got to knew her, I didn't care about what I was wearing but with her sense of fashion and style she gave me the opportunity to be a little bit more well-dressed. I have to say, she’s definitely a source of inspiration to me!” I think Pline got as obsessed by Mary’s wonderful taste in clothes as we all did. When she became the Crown Princess of Denmark she chose, as one of the few princesses, to hire a stylist. In an interview Mary once said that style and fashion were not something that bothered her that much and actually she didn’t knew her own style yet. That’s why she needed a stylist. Now Mary teaches all of us how to dress!

If you should share anything with Style of Mary's reader, what would that be?
In the mail I received from Pline she send me: “…some pictures of Mary where” she thinks “…she is on the top of her game!” And of course you get to see them as well.


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Have you ever thought of visiting Denmark?
One thing many of you want, is to visit Denmark, which makes me so happy! To see some of the castles and museums we have, Pline did: “2 years ago I went to Denmark and I visited Copenhagen”
I’m always interessted in how you find my blog and hear about the experience you get when you visit it, Pline actually expressed how she found Styleofmary “…I discovered your website thanks to Frederiketmary.com. Now, I check yours almost every day!” These words makes me most thrilled person in the world, the best is to know that my readers like the blog.

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