Christmas time!

We are only just a few days away from the biggest night of them all: New Year's eve! This means we are so close to all these wonderful New Year receptions. Really something to look forward to. Meanwhile a few things has happened right before and after Christmas eve on December 24th, for the Crown Prince couple and their family. The couple celebrated Christmas at Fredensborg Castle along with the rest of the family. 

December 24

Like millions of other families around the world, more than 40 members of the royal family were gathered at Fredensborg Castle on December 24th to celebrate Christmas. These moments are always kept private which I completely understand. But this year was different. We were, for a moment, exclusively allowed to see what such an evening (or dinner) looks like because Prince Achilleas of Greece posted a picture on his Instagram. From what I see on this one picture Mary was dressed in her purple Alexander McQueen gown. The dress is actually quite old, here, and has also been used a few times on different occasions before this one. She also wore a pair of long silver earrings featuring purple pendants in amethyst. Imagine yourself and your family being dressed like this on Christmas eve?

December 25

For many years it has been a tradition for the royal family to share a Christmas card with the rest of Denmark and their family. I know many of you have been disappointed this year, because we haven't got any card from the Crown Prince couple so far. This is one of the things I look forward to each year with great excitement. But most things can be explained. The reason is because the royal family members met at Fredensborg Castle to attend this year's Christmas photo. The same thing happened in 2006, here. After the photo was taken, the Crown Prince couple had invited the family to attend a Christmas lunch in the Chancellery, right next to Fredensborg Castle (yes where Frederik and Mary lived for many years), where, among other, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie attended with their children. At the Christmas gathering Mary was dressed in a black outfit with white pearl earrings made by Marianne Dulong

December 26

The day after their Christmas lunch in the Chancellery hosted by Frederik and Mary, some of the royal family member went for a walk in the garden of Fredensborg. Prince Nikolaos, Princess Tatiana, Princess Alexia, her husband Carloas joined the Crown Princess and Ziggy for a walk. As some of the royal children joined them. During the walk Mary wore a warm down jacket, a knitted gray hat and a pair of black rubber boots that could be from Hunter. On the jacket seen a large logo but unfortunately I do not recognize it.

In the evening the family was invited to the Tivoli in Copenhagen by Queen Margrethe. It was to see the Christmas ballet The nutcracker as the Queen has designed costumes for. It was an excited royal family who arrived to Tivoli and left later that same evening. The most interesting we've seen her wear during Christmas is when they arrive at Tivoli.  She showed us wearing a new outfit in the form of a new Zara cape, here, which was found by Kate. Underneath she wore yet another new piece; a white turtleneck sweater with long sleeves from Temperley London, here. I am crazy in love with the fact that Mary wore leather trousers and brown heeled boots! Her outfit was accessorized with a new cross-body bag which to me looks like her Sergio Rossi, but I am not sure at all. 

Christmas reception at Amalienborg

Thursday, December 4th

Crown Princess Mary hosted a Christmas reception at Amalienborg with attendances from the Mary Foundation -all their members and collaborators.  

Since the Mary Foundation was established back in 2007, they have been collaboration with several organizations, other foundations and companies on their way to combat, among others, bullying and social isolation. Many people are involved in their work and they were specially invited to attend a Christmas reception with the Crown Princess as host. The reception took place at Amalienborg in Copenhagen. They all enjoyed a couple of hours in each others company where experiences and results also were discussed. This Christmas reception is a Mary's way of saying 'thank you for yet another fantastic year'. The Mary Foundation was not able to do what they do without their collaborators. The CEO of the Mary Foundation Helle Østergaard also attended the reception. What makes me thrilled about this reception is the fact that we are allow to see a few pictures from inside the walls of Amalienborg.  

Red are often associated with Christmas. Not sure it is the reason why Mary wore a red dress but I simply adore it. The colour and shape are incredibly beautiful! I wouldn't mind wearing it myself. I assumed that the dress was new and guess what, it is in fact new and comes from Dolce & Gabbana. Thanks to my reader who shared her findings with me on this one. She accessorized this adorable red dress with black pearl jewellery, all from Marianne Dulong. Nor the earrings, bracelet or necklace are new but it does not happen very often we get to see all of it at the same time. No doubt that I am a hug fan of white pearl jewellery but black pearls are also stunning. The golden watch is her Cartier watch. I can’t hide from you that I’m a huge fan of red both clothing's, accessories and make-up which is why I am so excited about this outfit. She even matched the dress with a glossy red lipstick.

Dress: Dolce & Gabbana Crêpe dress in bordeaux 
Earrings: Marianne Dulong Anello Pearl Earrings w. Diamonds
Bracelet: Marianne Dulong Anello Pearl Bracelet
Necklace: Marianne Dulong Anello Pearl Pendant w. Diamonds
Watch: Cartier Tank Francaise

First Lego League 2014

Saturday, November 29th

Crown Princess Mary attended the opening of the Scandinavian finale for First Lego League. It took place in the House of Industry, Copenhagen.

In a great Mary arrived to the House of Industry, Copenhagen, to attend the opening of the First Lego League. This project gives young people in the age between 9-14 the opportunity to experience the fun of science and technology. The young people work in groups or small teams to build amazing constructions of LEGO. More than 25,000 teams from 80 countries are today working with the project who comes from all over the world. Today 500 students were gathered from both Denmark, Sweden and Norway to compete to build the best LEGO Mindstorm robot. And it was on this occasion the Crown Princess visited the House of Industry. Usually she is welcomed by the sweetest flower girl but this time was a bit different. A robot carrying a bouquet of flowers was the one who welcomed her at the arrival. It was great fun to see her facial expression when she first saw the robot. She was then given a guided tour to see for herself what all the talented students had been working on for quite some time. She was clearly impressed but the work they had done. Proudly the young people showed and told Mary about their robot and the process on how it was build. 

I think everyone in Denmark agree on one thing; it is freezing cold outside. Also the main reason why I believe Mary was dressed the way she was at the opening. At the arrival she was wrapped up in her JOSEPH cape featuring leather details. Wondering around watching the students projects it was possible to see what she was wearing underneath the cape. Once again she wore one of her black turtleneck blouses. I am crazy in love with the cape but when I saw that she is wearing a leather pencil skirt I'm even more in love with that. The combination of a turtleneck blouse and leather skirt is incredible! Very chic. Unfortunately I can not tell where the new skirt is from because I have no idea where to find it. I had JOSEPH in mind but I'm not sure the ones I have found is the right one. Any ideas? You find clear and good pictures of it in some of the links that I have shared with you. Mary matched the rest of the outfit with a blue Quidam clutch. It took me quite a while to figure out where her clutch is from (the same she got in grey) but suddenly a dear friend of mine was lucky to identify it. The same goes with the suede pumps. I have been looking everywhere to find them and suddenly one day they appeared at Pura Lopez. Then I have only left to make a comment on the jewellery. The earrings are her floral ones from Jewlscph and that oval ring I still do not know who designed. I keep think of Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen. For sure this is an outfit I'm going to try!

Cape: JOSEPH Leather panel cape
Earrings: Jewlscph Flower earrings
Clutch: Quidam Calfskin Clutch
Shoes: Pura Lopez High Heels Navy