Find Your Own Royal Nail Polish!

Colours we use to express ourselves and personal opinions. Some are ecstatic to wear as many colours as possible and others are more the black & white type. I like to wear a mix of both styles. The reason why I talk about colours, again, is because I had an idea which implies colours - to get the style of Mary you also need to find the right nail polish! Right?! I am influenced by the classic and simple style when it comes to nail polish. This means I often wear french manicure or my favourite red. Red nail polish is the one and only colour for me. Mary is not that kind of woman who wears nail polish that often but when she does I'm always stunned. She wear shades of red, purple and coral. I hope this will inspire you to find and wear colours like Mary. Enjoy!

BAMBI Award 2014, November 13th 2014

Chanel Le Varnis 455 Lotus Rouge DKK 192.15
Revlon Bordeaux $5
Smith & Cult Lovers Creep $18
NARS Jungle Red $20
Nails Inc. Tate DKK 99.63
Honeybee Gardens Desire DKK 129

Return dinner at the Black Diamond, March 18th 2015

Guerlain Rouge d'Enfer $26
M.A.C. Flaming Rose DKK 55,06
Sparitual Dreamsicle DKK 39
Butter London Bed Red $15
Essie Forever Yummy $8.50 (my favourite!)

Fashion Award at Glyptoteket, May 12th 2010

OPI Hello Hawaii Ya? £6.52 
SFL Perfect Plum Nail Polish $1.99
Deborah Lippmann Love in the Dunes $18
Nails Inc. Abbey Road $14
CHEEKY Chat me Up £7

Gala dinner in Vietnam, November 3th 2009

Essie Happy Wife Happy Life $8.50
LVX Roux Coral Red Nail Polish $16
Lauren B. Beauty Sunset Blvd. $71
Deborah Lippmann Girls Just Want to Have Fun $18

Official announcement of their engagement, October 8th 2003

Have you ever tried a French Manicure? Well if not it's time! The most classic and feminine ever when it comes to your nails. They look so groomed. At several occasions Mary has showed up with a French Manicure. I decided to do a little guide to all of you who just fell in love with her manicure and need to do it yourself. The good thing about this is that you don't necessarily need to have long nails. There are several different ways to make this manicure. These are those you do on our own. I prefer solutions No. 2. The two options is very similar. This is pretty simple and easy after a little practice. You can also do it with other colours for a more fun look!

French Manicure Pen Kit

What you need:
* File
* Clear base coat
* White pen
* Cream/blush nail polish
* Clear top coat

Nailene £9.62 * Sally Hansen $26.95 * Dior $24 * KIKO £8.90 * HERÔME DKK 85 

1. With the file shape your nails like the shape of your cuticle - squared/round

2. Apply one layer of base coat. Let it dry.
TIP! Often you are told yo use the cream/blush nail polish in the package as base coat. Do not do that. I'll explain why two steps further

3. Shake the white tip pen gently. Then you simple draw the white tip on your nail. For this method the stickers are not needed. A pen is very easy to use and does also give a fine result. Let it dry 5-10 minutes. 

4. Now you apply the cream/blush nail polish -and not as base coat!- than you get a much better result in the end because you evens the white tip with the rest of the nail. Let it dry about 8-10 minutes.

5. Last step is to apply the clear top coat to make is last longer. If you let the previous layers dry enough it will last for about 3-4 days. Done!  

This is a great method if you are a beginner.  

French Manicure Kit

What you need:
* File
* Clear base coat
* White nail polish
* Cream/blush nail polish
* Clear top coat

Mavala £13 * Bourjois £9.99 * Sally Hansen $5.48 * Seche $9.99 * Orly $12.29 * Trind DKK 149

1. With the file shape your nails like the shape of your cuticle - squared/round

2. Apply one layer of base coat. Let it dry.
TIP! Often you are told yo use the cream/blush nail polish in the package as base coat. Do not do that. I'll explain why two steps further

3. Sometimes you get stickers to help you with step 3. If not it's all about practice. Apply the sticker to create the white line and apply the white colour to cover the tip of the nail. You do the same if you do not have the stickers. Let it dry for at least 10 minutes. 

4. Now you apply the cream/blush nail polish -and not as base coat!- than you get a much better result in the end because you evens the white tip with the rest of the nail. Let it dry about 8-10 minutes.

5. Last step is to apply the clear top coat to make is last longer. If you let the previous layers dry enough it will last for about 3-4 days. Done!

This way needs a little training. 

(The post are not made in collaboration with any of the above mentioned firms, neither affiliates)

Young Global Leaders' Day

Friday, August 28th

Crown Princess Mary attended the Young Global Leaders' Day which took place at Christiansborg Castle, the Danish Parliament. Crown Prince Haakon of Norway did also attend. He is seen standing next to Crown Princess Mary on the photo above. 

In the evening, at 7:00 pm local time, Crown Princess Mary hosted a dinner for the Young Global Leaders Scandinavia at Frederik VIII's Palace, Amalienborg. 

What is Young Global Leaders?
It all began in 1971 where the first European Management Symposium was launched based in Geneva in Switzerland. The founder is Professor Schwab. He drew European business leaders to Switzerland each January to their Annual Meeting. They were gathered to focus on how European companies could catch up with US management practices. Today this meeting has developed to have more than 13 communities one of them is Young Global Leaders with around 900 exceptional young leaders. Read more here.

Of course Mary attend a meeting like this. If she, as hardworking Crown Princess shouldn't participate than who should? Actually I think it is a little odd this is the first time. She can learn so much from them and vice versa. As a Crown Princess with that much work to handle some tips from the worlds young leaders is just perfect! More and more leaders of large firms are today young people  which I think is a great development, they see with new eyes on the tasks as a leader. For Mary and of course Crown Princess Haakon to involve themselves in the Young Global Leaders' Day and their other work, shows that they take their job seriously. They want to be a part of the global work in and may even be better to theirs. If that make sense at all. Maybe the two royal's were invited to participate? I don't know but it's great the showed up. 

Unfortunately, I have only been able to find one single photo from the 28th which you see above. Let us admit it, we can't see that much of her. What  I see is a a white blouse or dress. My guess is a blouse, perhaps her white peplum from Hugo Boss. But I'm not sure. Because the lack of pictures I really can't do it better than this. So you this time get a very short post, sorry. If you have something to add let me know. Thanks. 

INDEX: Award 2015 Ceremony

Thursday August, 27th
Et billede slået op af Danish Design Centre (@designcentret) den

Crown Princess Mary attended the this years INDEX: Award 2015 Ceremony in Kulturværftet, Helsingør.

Around 8:00 pm. local time, Mary arrived to Kulturværftet in Helsingør to attend this year's INDEX: Award 2015 Ceremony. It is certainly not the first time she participates and this year was no exception. The award is given to sustainable inventions and solutions developed by both men and women. Actually it's the biggest prize when we talk about sustainable awards, in the world. This is also the reason for all the international and national guests were invited. And of course Denmark's fashion Queen No. 1 was invited. It's not that often we see Mary wear sustainable clothes but it happens. The INDEX: Award is much more than clothes and I think Mary is very interested in the latest innovative inventions. Maybe it will be useful in her work with her foundation or for some of her other projects. Despite all the important guests Mary was still the star of the show! From the second she arrived and entered the building to the time when she was standing on the stage where she congratulated the winners and hosts of the show - Lilian Gjerulf Kretz and Steffen Kretz. If you would like to know more about these five projects, learn more here. It is quite interesting. 

Five winners from four continents have been found and what they have in common is to make people's lives around the world better with their design. The five winners share a sum of € 500,000, the largest design prize in the world. I think we can agree that it is a grand event Mary attended yesterday. I have been looking to this event last night to see glamorous dresses, sparkling jewellery and stunning hairstyles. I have to admit I'm a little disappointed by her look. No evening dress, no overwhelming jewellery and no eye catching hairstyle. Non. Way too casual. Not that don't like her look because I do -very much indeed! Just not for an evening like this. What is your opinion? Her wavy hair I love more than anything and it looks like it has become darker since the opening of the psychiatric hospital a couple of days ago. One more thought about her hair; I think she had haircut. I know that curls make it shorter, still I think she had a little haircut. Makes her look ultra feminine with the dark eyeshadow and her brown eyes. She amazed wearing golden Marianne Dulong earrings featuring diamonds and the twisted Orit Elhanati necklace. The bangle she wore we first saw at the Designers' Nest a few weeks ago. Do you remember it? Of course you do! Pernille have been able to identify this wonderful bracelet featuring a large, yellow citrine stone. The designer is Børge Niels Knusen. Fantastic piece of work. She matched the bracelet with an old ring on the same hand. She chose to wear a black satin clutch and golden slitter Gianvito Rossi pumps which I adore pretty much. The clutch has now been identified by Kate as her old, very old, Louis Vuitton. I only aware of her wearing it once. Thanks to Kate!

The more I look at her, the more I love her outfit! I know, I gave the impression I didn't like it but she wear everything so beautifully. She convinced me that a printed skirt also is stylish to wear at an fashion event. Printed skirts are the new evening dress! They are so trendy. Mary is a trendsetter. I usually stars by commenting on her clothes, today it's the other way around. Hope you don't mind. Mary chose to wear a sleeveless black blouse and a lace medium length skirt. I identified it as Ganni! Available at their website. I would really much like to know what you think of yesterday's outfit. 

Skirt: Ganni City Hall Lace Skirt DKK 1,999
Earrings: Marianne Dulong Kharisma DKK 18,200
Necklace: Orit Elhanati The Abyss Necklace DKK 10,300
Bracelet: Børge Niels Knudsen Vintage Bangle in 14K Gold w. Citrine DKK approx. 5,800
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Gold Glitter Pumps £470
Clutch: Louis Vuitton Monogram Motard Minaudiere $895

Meeting with the UNFPA

Wednesday, August 26th

Crown Princess Mary participated in a meeting with the Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen and the Executive Director of UNFPA Dr. Babtunde Osatimehin which took place in the Foreign Ministry, Copenhagen.

At 3:00 pm. local time, Crown Princess Mary welcomed the Executive Director of UNFPA, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin in Amalienborg, Frederik VIII's Palace.

What is UNFPA?
Their work began in 1969 and stands for United Nations Population Fund. The organization is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted by mother's and families and do every childbirth safe such as every young person's potential is fulfilled. Since 1969, where UNFPA began their work, the number of women dying from complications of a pregnancy or the birth has been halved! Today families are healthier and smaller. UNFPA does also work with providing women's health doing the pregnancy. Read more about their work here.

So much are going on these days! Launching a new project, the inauguration of a psychiatric hospital and tonight she'll be attending the INDEX: Award 2015 Ceremony. Yeah. She is a really busy woman right now. The meeting with the UNFPA organization yesterday was not an official event in Mary's calendar, still the press was there and had took some pictures when she and Dr. Babtunde Osatimehin had a conversation with the Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen. This is not the first time Mary met Executive Director of UNFPA Dr. Babtunde Osatimehin because she's been working with the UNFPA at a few occasions for a couple of years. If I am correct she once or twice met him as patron of the Mary Foundation I'm not quite sure what the meeting was about but my guess is the work of UNFPA, maybe how Denmark can take part in their work. I love that Mary, even in her spare time, attends a meeting like this. To me it proves she is very engaged to know more, help and to build a connection between the organization and the Danish Government.

I always try to keep myself updated when it comes to Mary and her official calendar. The royal's are a huge part of my everyday. If you are a royalist you never sleep, there is always things do. And sometimes I miss an event, this was one of them. But a reader made me aware of presences. With loose wavy hair and a heartbreaking smile Mary attended yesterday's meeting. She was the center of attention when standing in the middle of Dr. Babtunde Osatimehin and Kristian Jensen. Masculinity vs. womanliness. As last days outfit she was dressed in black and white, new and reused. I'm tempted to start with her white blouse, so that's what we do! A few weeks ago, I was just about to buy a similar blouse. The high neckline identifies the face beautifully. My reader Kate suggests that her blouse could be from By Malene Birger. Take a look at the link below and tell me what you think. To me the black jacket looks like her Prada. The eye catching satin silk pencil skirt is new. Can you believe it, only one day and Heaven has already identified the skirt, as Hugo Boss (BOSS Black). Thanks for sharing it with all of us! After a closer look I kinds like it. Marianne Dulong has created her golden earrings featuring white freshwater pearls. To me it looks like she's wearing her Christian Louboutin pumps as we saw a few days ago. Not any impressive found from my side, I hope we'll see something amazing and stunning tonight at the INDEX Award!! Be ready for another post very soon.

Skirt: Hugo Boss Vanas Silk & Cotton Skirt
Blouse: By Malene Birger Lateefah Blouse in White £209?
Jacket: Prada
Earrings: Marianne Dulong
Shoes: Christian Louboutin Decollete 100mm Leather Pumps in Beige

The Launch of Loving Measure

Tuesdays, August 25th

With the Mary Foundation did Crown Princess Mary attend the launch of the project Loving Measure (Kærlig Talt) at the Guldberg School in Copenhagen. 

For quite a while we haven't seen Mary that much mainly because of the royal holiday. Now she is back again! Of course this means twice as much work for me but I doesn't matter. Nothing is better than diving into the royal world of overwhelming dresses and glimpsing tiara's. I know there is non of that in this post but I'm sure you know the feeling. When Mary arrived to Guldberg School in Copenhagen to participate in the launching, she was met by class of eight grade pupils with waving flags. The reason for her visit was a project called the 'Loving Measure' (Kærlig talt) which gives the young people some tools to prevent violent relationships. Loving Measure will be tested in several different classes before other school will be able to buy it in 2016. The idea started back in 2010 which proves that such projects takes time to make. I'm sure it has been created specially by people who work and understand these issues. Domestic violence is one of the Mary Foundations focus areas. If you would like to know more about this project, you find it here. Domestic violence is a hard subject to talk about and for Mary to be open and actually talk about, do something about it and try to help is remarkable. Of all my heart I hope Loving Measure will be able to help a lot of young people to prevent ending up in a violent relationship. After she prevented her speech, which was really incredible, she gave the time to chat with some of the young people to hear their personal story. Mary expressed how important she think it is to learn the young once to talk about their feelings and give them a way out if they need it. Even though hard feeling is hard to talk about, we need to. This is also a part of the tools from the project: to be able to express your feeling and thoughts.

I dag satte Kronprinsessen fokus på kærestevold, da Kærlig Talt - Mary Fonden og Center for Familieudviklings fælles...
Posted by Mary Fonden on 25. august 2015

Casual in black and white Mary attended the launching. No confusing prints and colours, only plain claim colours with a little fun on the shoes. We will come back to shoes and other accessories later. Yesterday I had no time to look for her clothes because I was in the middle of doing the post from August 24th when she attended the opening of the new psychiatric hospital in Slagelse. Luckily I have amazing followers who are there to give me a helping hand. I was so sure about her black shirt the designer had to be from Hugo Boss but an awareness reader saw something I hadn't seen: the little white stitched heart '<3' in the back, near the neckline. The mark is used by Danish brand Heartmade by Julie Fagerholt. I haven not been able, so far, to find the identical model but this is enough proof to me. The link below is just to show you how the heart looks and that its there. The sleeves were rolled up which is really a great detail! So we have a new skirt; a creamy white one with high waist. Now it has been identified as Day Birger et Mikkelsen! It was found by stylish royal women on Danish Royal Family! - thanks!! With her new cream white A-line skirt and high ponytail hairstyle she reminds me of a classic 50s outfit - the stereotype teenage outfit, not that she looks like a teenager. Mary bring this outfit to a whole new level. The business style for everyday use.

No outfit without accessories! Mary chose simple and colourful jewellery to give yesterday's look a little more fun. We all know her seed beads Anni Lu bracelets, I've been able to identify two of the three as Mess Army and Fun Army. The third one is her multicoloured sapphire Charlotte Wæhrens bracelet. I am considering to give myself one of them as a birthday present?Than there was a new one or at least I think it's new. A golden bracelet features a circle pendant with an engraved 'M'. Could be a Jane Kønig tag. The two necklaces we also know all about; one from Orit Elhanati and Marianne Dulong. I'm convinced she's wearing brand new earrings from the Danish jewellery brand Jewlscph and now I know she in fact is! Apparently several people have sought where they could purchase the earrings, so they asked the designer herself maybe because the link I had shared not worked. I very sorry about that, on my computer it seemed to work. Then I got a sweet mail from Jewlscph where they explain which model she actually wore. Thank you very much! I hope the new link work. Please let me know if that's not the case. Take a look at them and tell me what you think. Bottega Veneta is the designer of her expensive bag, like the Anni Lu bracelets we know everything about it. Mary has worn it multiple times for almost any kind of occasion such as the stunning and edgy Christian Louboutin snake pumps. It simply does not get any more stylish! She topped off this wonderful daytime look with a beautiful natural make up. 

Skirt: Day Birger et Mikkelsen Rok Kit €199 
Blouse: Heartmade By Julie Fagerholt Erden (example)
Earrings: Jewlscph Faceted Cirkel DKK 1,249
Bracelets: Anni Lu Mess Army Bracelet + Fun Bracelet Army DKK 299
Bracelet: Charlotte Wæhrens Rainbow Bracelet w. Saphires
Pendant: Jane Kønig Mini LoveTag DKK 250?
Necklace: Orit Elhanati The Abyss Necklace DKK 10,300
Necklace: Marianne Dulong Atlantic Necklace
Bag: Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Leather Hobo Bag DKK 19,689.35
Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Inauguration of Psychiatry Hospital

Monday, August 24th

Og så fik HKH Kronprinsesse Mary officielt åbnet det nye Psykiatrisygehus i Slagelse :-D Meget fint! Hvis man vil vide...
Posted by Region Sjælland on 24. august 2015

Crown Princess Mary attended the inauguration of a new psychiatry hospital in Slagelse.

It was clearly a overwhelmed Crown Princess who arrived to Slagelse, when she entered the hall with the round staircase, the high ceiling and with the amazing light. Mary was truly impressed. When she cut the red ribbon with the golden scissors, as traditions prescribes, the first psychiatry hospital in 100 years was inaugurated in Denmark. Green gardens and plenty of space surrounds the future patients such as special designed light. Back in time the psychiatry hospitals were associated with long white corridors. Here we have a new and innovative hospital that hopefully will be able to help a lot of people to a better life. The patients will also be surround by very well designed architecture from stairs to accommodations. I found some pictures on Facebook of the new construction which I think you should take a look at. If you're in the situation where you need to get psychiatric help I think the last thing you want is a plain monotone hospital. It really does not reminds me of a psychiatry hospital at all. For you who would like to read more about this magnificent project, take a look at this page. I'm sure you will be as overwhelmed as Mary and me.

For such a great event in the Danish hospital history also requires that Mary is dressed for the occasion and she really was! In a sea of different blue shades she wore her Signe Bøgelund-Jensen dress features a fitted waist and cap-sleeves. A dress we have seen multiple times but I really never get too old to use. I think it was in 2012 at the Olympic Games in London she showed the world the dress for the first time. Am I wrong about that? Even though it is... what the fourth or firth time we see I still love it! The design is a beautiful combination of colours and a watercolour inspired pattern. A significant print Mary wears with style. For her to chose beige accessories are great because all attention is on the dress. Still I want you to take a closer look or let us do it together. Bøgelund-Jensens creations was matched with a reused straw pillbox hat made by milliner Susanne Juul. She wore the hat back in 2012 on an official visit to South Korea and at the opening of the Danish Parliament 2011. In both cases she was extremely beautiful like the 60's fashion icon Jackie Kennedy with her classic and timeless style. I have a wish that I some day will be the happy owner of a vintage pillbox hat. I just have to! One of my best readers noticed that Mary might have had her hair dyed in a light brown colour. Her earrings I think is the square aquamarine blue pair from Marianne Dulong. The beige Christian Louboutin pumps are made for this kind of outfit if you ask me. By the way did I tell you about my red Louboutin pumps and my pink Prada? Don't think I did, well I will post some photo of them a little later. A perfect match was the leather clutch from Carlend Copenhagen. As the dress this clutch will always be stylish!

Let us for a second move our eyes back to the jewellery because I completely forgot her bracelets and the ring on her finger. Anni Lu's bracelets have been very popular for Mary to wear it was also the case yesterday. In the style of Anni Lu's designed she wore her Charlotte Wæhrens bracelet in multicolour. For quite some years Mary has been wearing a golden bracelet with tiny flower (?) pendants, also yesterday, but I have never been able to identify it. My best guess is Ole Lynggaard. And than we have the ring on her right hand. I spotted it right away. Still I can't recognize it, my pictures are in a bad quality, sadly. She topped of the look wearing beige gloves. It really does not get any better!

Dress: Signe Bøgelund-Jensen Blue Floral Printed Dress
Shoes: Christian Louboutin Decollete 100mm Leather Pumps in Beige
Hat: Susanne Juul 
Earrings: Marianne Dulong
Clutch: Carlend Copenhagen Vanessa DKK 8,500
Bracelets: Anni Lu Mess Army Bracelet + Fun Bracelet Army DKK 299
Bracelet: Charlotte Wæhrens Rainbow Bracelet w. Saphires

Mary: the Most Stylish Young Royal Woman

We all knew this but now it's official: Crown Princess Mary future Queen of Denmark, mother of four, married to Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark has now been named the most stylish young royal by online readers of Hello!. Over 30,000 readers cast their vote and with 29 per cent of the  votes, Mary was given the impressive title. Undoubtedly a winner. Queen Maxima of the Netherlands followed her in a second place and third was the Catherine Duchess of Cambridge. I'm so proud to have the most stylish royal woman as Crown Princess! This proves; a classic style with a pair of personal items mixed with a little colour, will always be a sure winner despite the constant chancing fashion. I think one of the reasons why Mary was such a favourite is because of her confidence; she's confident in what she wears and more important - Mary's personality influencing her choice of clothing. I give a little more detailed description below, reasons why think she won this vote. Once again, this is not a surprise to me for Mary to win the vote in Hello!, it just makes me certain that I am not the only one who can see how wonderful she is! Nor is it the first time Mary's name appears on such a list. The american magazine Vanity Fair, who published their first issue in 1913, mentioned her on their list in 2010 on a fourth, then again in 2012 and 2014. Each time she rank in the top among world class hollywood stars. Also in smaller contests she appears. Mary is everywhere to find when it comes to finding the best dressed woman. 

Why is it that Mary's style is loved by so many women worldwide?
A long time ago Mary admitted she had no clue what her style was. She only knew a little about fashion. Then she came to Denmark, all over the news, quickly she was known as the fashion-princess because she attended almost every fashion show held in Denmark but she contains much more than that. Fashion was just the start. She also once told in an interview she needed a personal stylish to help her because she did not knew what suited her. Today she is lecturing all of us how to dress properly. In a sea of colours, patterns and different materials Mary rules to fashion world: national and internationally she's a star! She is a source of inspiration for millions of woman. 

1. The use of colours

I think Mary love colours. In my regular posts I often mentions the variety of her use of colours. They have a special influence on us. I'm one of those who believe that every single colour have their own meaning, more like emotions. Every one of them affect us in a certain way. If you right now think I'm completely crazy, think about it for a moment; have you never seen a woman in a bright coloured dress and it made you fell happy, overwhelmed, sad etc.? I love colours, they makes life a bit more exciting. They makes us different from each other. Still I have a thing about black and white pictures. Never mind. Colours are wonderful and we need to use them much more just like Mary does. Play with them, mix and match so they suit your personal style. Mary has been seen wearing both red, blue, green, purple, orange you name it. 

2. Beautiful pattern & prints

I often think it's difficult to combine patterns and prints when it comes to clothing's. It is hard to find the balance between well-dressed and over-dressed. But there is a whole world of wonderful and inspiring patterns! Mary knows how to dress with both animal prints and geometric patterns and not just the black/white once, also in bright playful colours. I'm always impressed when I see her wearing a new piece of clothes featuring a new fascinating print. Its like the colours; Mary makes her outfits modern, personal and more interesting using all kind of prints. She does what other women only think about. Remember; black isn't really a colour and not that exciting to wear all the time. Maybe we are afraid of the attention colour and prints give us? Mary knows how to shine and almost every single time we adore her look it is because of prints and patterns. 

3. Her different styles

Mary never get 'boring'  when it comes to her style. She always wear the latest trend -her own way- whether it's a fashionable trench coat-vest or sneakers. Without compromising she varies her choice of clothing after the latest trend, the season of the year and what is right for the event she participates. When we least expect it Mary shows up, dressed in a new or reused dress, in a way we haven't seen before. Either she's wearing a very significant print, a maxi-dress or a third thing. She does the unexpected. Every year I guess what she wears at a particular event but often I'm mistaken because she does the unexpected. We see her wearing black trousers for a short period, then she's in feminine dresses and so on. We never get tired of her because Mary is inventive with her style. 

4. Uses her femininity

What I love most about Mary the fact that she uses her femininity. Nothing is better than a woman wearing her femininity with pride. She's confident in what she wears because she has accepted her body as it is. How do I happen to know that? Well, I don't. What I know is that a woman only show so much aplomb if she has accepted herself just as she is. It doesn't matter how tall you are, how much you weigh or how much your waist measures - if you love your body as it is then you automatically gets a confident attitude. Mary knows exactly what suits her, which size in clothes she uses and how to get the best out of her figure. Let men be men and women be women. She dare to show all her best sides and wear what makes her happy. 

5. Dresses her age

Nothing's better than a women dresses her age. Every stage of her life, Mary variate her style. Whether she is the fashion-princess, mother of one, two or four, front figure for a new project, etc.  When she was pregnant with Prince Christian back in 2005 and 2006, she wore lots of floral dresses, pastel colours and fine coats. Light materials and broad-brimmed hats. It was a very glamorous time of her fashion-life. About a year later in 2007, at the second pregnancy, she cut her hair and with that her style changed to become more mature. Plain colours, more simple models and a few classic pieces of jewellery. Around the time when she became 40 year old, we saw the fashion-princess once again; this time she was not insecure but a grown up woman. Suits, leather skirts, turtleneck blouses and maxi-dresses. I think this is one of the reasons why her style is loved by so many: she dresses her age. 

6. Has a basic wardrobe

Maybe this one should have been No. 1? A basic wardrobe is essential for her to have; clothes and accessories she can mix and match year after year. The basics is the foundation of a good wardrobe. Did you ever read my post about her basic wardrobe? I gave some tips how to get one like her. If you missed it, here. Mary is known for her reuse of both basic items and new once. Even though we have see her wear that silver coat (the photo above) we always love to see her wear it again! The basic items, in this case mostly classic items, is what Mary uses to get that amazing and stylish wardrobe which is the reason for her to win the Hello! vote. Am I right? She signaling that you can easily use your clothes and accessories time after time, year after year. You can be the worlds most stylish person also in reused, basic clothing's. 

Did you know that...

... Mary has a digital camera from Nikon?

... Joseph Azagury is the designer of her handmade wedding shoes?

... she was born in 1972 and measures 1.72 cm.?

... Mary once taught english on a school in Paris?

... she has a combined degree in Commerce and Law (BCom, LLB) from the University of Tasmania?

... two diamonds have been added to her engagement ring after the engagement?

... Queen Margrethe's hairdresser, Poul Nejlund, did Mary's hair at a return dinner in Hanoi, Vietnam, back in 2009?

... back in the old days Mary was often the one to stand behind the camera because she did not like the attention?

... her wedding gown is stored somewhere on Amalienborg Castle in a special silk cover?

... running is one of the things she use to get in shape?

... when she in 2006 was about to open the Day of Research in Odense, she arrived 15 minutes late with her lady-in-waiting Caroline Heering, due to a delay in the train they were traveling with?

... she was named the best-dressed young royal female by readers of Hello! this year?

... a journalist once asked the Crown Princess how many shoes she has? - she didn't answer ;)

... Mary herself contacted the hospital at 5:15 am. the day the twins were born in 2011?

... she became a red head on her wedding day in 2009 and shortly after she retuned to the dark brown colour?

... Mary has a Iphone?

... Slip Inn, the pub where Frederik and Mary met, named a drink after her?

... Mary is mostly seen wearing bordeaux, purple and pink nail polish?

... when she was born in 1972 on February 5th, her birth was announced in the local paper The Mercury?

... her second child, Princess Isabella, has her second name after Mary's mother Henrietta Clark Donaldson who died in 1997?

... Mary once played a role in a commercial?

... 'Kronprinsesse Mary' is also the name of a yellow/white rose?

... she traveled in America, parts of Europe and her father's homeland Scotland in the year of 1998?

... only twice in ten years as Crown Princess of Denmark, Mary has worn a jumpsuit?

... Mary became a lieutenant in the National Guard in 2009?

... she's a member of honor of five golf clubs?

... Mary has at least 15 pair of Gianvito Rossi shoes?

Christening in Holmens Church

Saturday, August 15th

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended the christening of Countess Ingeborg, the daughter of Count Bendt and Countess Pernille Wedel from Wedellsborg on the island of Funen, in the church of Holmen in Copenhagen. Crown Prince Frederik was one of six godparents. 

The only pictures taken of the Crown Prince couple at the christening in Holmens church this weekend are taken by Billed Bladet. It was no official event for the couple to attend, still I want to bring it here. You really can't miss such a spectacular event! This might also be a bit more special for the couple to attend because, as you already know, the twins - Prince Vincent & Princess Josephine - were back in 2011 christened in the same church and now Frederik is the godfather of another little girl, that might bring lots of memories of their own four children, which did not attend with their parents. According to Billed Bladet the couple were not seated next to each other, which makes sense because Frederik was one of the godparents they use to sit closer to the child and its parents such as the baptistery. They left the church together. And here's where I enter the picture.

Mary, the Queen of Fashion, was dressed in a Crown Princess Mette-Marit-look-a-like-dress or at least that's what came to my mind when I saw her. Crown Princess Mette-Marit tend to wear long silky dresses in any colour and print. Mary chose, to me, a little unexpected dress featuring a snake print. And believe it or not I'm actually the one who identified it! Her new clothes and accessories have been pretty hard to find or one of you have found it to me. Now I'm back in the game again with this new dress from.... Zimmermann. A brand made by two Australian sisters, Simone and Nicky Zimmermann, founded in 1991. The fact that she's wearing snake print is unusual for her, suits her very well. Gives her more of a Scandinavian-look maybe because it reminds me so much of Norway's Mette-Marit. Am I completely wrong in my assumption? Mary added a few but stylish and elegant accessories. Two of them are the same from the magical weeding between Prince Carl Philip and (now) Princess Sofia of Sweden in June. You remember it? At that time I identified her silver clutch as J. Furmani, this is the same we saw at the christening such as her silver glitter pumps from Gianvito Rossi. The Danish jewellery designer Marianne Dulong created Mary's silver diamond earrings which can be mixed and matched in several different ways, here with a dark blue pendant. I think she wore a belt worn with her Fendi dress at a garden party at Fredensborg in 2012. A belt in the same print as the dress. 

Dress: Zimmermann Snake Print Silk Chiffon Dress $654
Earrings: Marianne Dulong Lotus
Clutch: J. Furmani Stone Flap Clutch $68.95
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Glitter Pumps €346

TUBA Meeting in Copenhagen

Thursday, August 18th

Crown Princess Mary attended a group therapy session at TUBA with young men and woman such as a therapist to talked about problems and experience to be a child of parents with an abuse. 

What is TUBA?
TUBA is an organization owned by Blue Cross Denmark (Blå Kors Danmark), founded in 1997. They offer help, advise and therapy for young people between the age of 14 and 35 who grew up in homes with alcohol abuse. The help is all free. Among others TUBA's mission is the help those who grew up in families with alcohol problems and to help them to a better life. With the vision that no one should grow up with adults being drunk and if they do - help should be an opportunity! Read more right here.

Back in 2014 TUBA - which stands for Therapy and advise for young people who are children of alcohol abusers (Terapi og rådgivning for Unge som er Børn af Alkoholmisbrugere) - was given the Crown Prince couples Social Prize. When Mary handed over the award to Axel Klemensen and Henrik Appel she reasoned why with these words: 
"TUBA get the Social Prize, because the organization for 17 years has worked extraordinarily hard for these young people. TUBA also works actively to create awareness of the problem and highlight what it has of consequences. Tubas effort to break the taboo that it is to grow up in an alcohol-stricken family is particularly commendable" (
- Crown Princess Mary
At that time Mary promised to one day visit them and here we have her a year later. According to the statistics TUBA helps more than 400 children and young people every year. To me they are doing an incredible job, voluntarily. I'm not child of alcohol abusers or know anyone who are therefor I can't tell how hard it is but 400 every year are really much, almost scary. I'm please to know that we in Denmark have a place for these children and young people to get some help. To talk about their problems. Most issues can be solves just by talked about them. I know this only is not enough but we have start somewhere. I have the impression Denmark is a country filled with people who want to offer their voluntarily help. I'm impressed. Organization's like TUBA always impress me and I'm grateful. I hope that TUBA will keep going with their impressive job for a long time and I wish the best of lucky with all their future projects - with or without the help from Mary. 

Her visit in the rooms of TUBA at Vesterbro, Copehagen, lasted for about two hours she met several young people who have been a part of the therapy sessions TUBA offers. According to different articles, Mary also took part of the group sessions without disturbing. Everything went normal. Sitting in the light grey couch talking to several member and involved people, she blended in with her new Signe Bøgelund-Jensen dress. This was identified by my reader Kate who found the dress before anyone else! Thanks. A wonderful dress in the style of Bøgelund-Jensen. When I first saw it I had no idea who the designer could be maybe because I haven't had the time to actually look closely. My two weeks vacation is to blame that I'm a little behind here on the blog or I was. I still have plenty of ideas to share with all of you! Later today you will get a post I think it one of my better ideas, not to praise myself. Enough about future posts now we are talking about her TUBA meeting-outfit. Her hair was beautiful naturally waved which gave her a soft and a little more casual look next to the rather fine Bøgelund dress. Small diamond earrings she wore in her ears and Anni Lu such as Charlotte Wæhrens bracelets on her right wrist and a Marianne Dulong bracelet. This is a wilde guess but I think she could be wearing a plain golden ring from Dulong as well. Around her neck she, once again, wore a necklace from Marianne Dulong and Orit Elhanati. Two classic pieces of jewellery with a little fun! She completed her outfit with nude patent leather pumps from Jimmy Choo.

After the two hours of therapy, Mary was on her way home but the car that was about to pick her up was a little late so Mary had to wait standing on the street. Not something I remember we have experienced before, for the car to be late. Things happen. Mary was quite calm and to some Danes joy they got a rather rare glimpse of their Crown Princess. Lovely!

Dress: Signe Bøgelund-Jensen Draped Dress DKK 3,100 
Necklace: Orit Elhanati The Abyss Necklace DKK 10,300
Necklace: Marianne Dulong Atlantic Necklace
Bracelets: Anni Lu Mess Army Bracelet + Fun Bracelet Army DKK 299
Bracelet: Charlotte Wæhrens Rainbow Bracelet w. Saphires
Ring: Marianne Dulong?
Bracelet: Marianne Dulong Piccolo Bracelet DKK 9,800
Shoes: Jimmy Choo Gilbert Round-Toe Pumps $175 (pre-owned)