Free of Bullying Seminar

October, Thursday 8th

Crown Princess Mary attended a Free of Bullying seminar with the Mary Foundation in the Tivoli Congress Centre in Copenhagen.

The Mary Foundation and their Free of Bullying-project
Free of Bullying (Fri for Mobberi in Danish) was launched back in 2007 and was created by the Mary Foundation and Save the Children Denmark (Red Barnet). Their amazing results with preventing bullying has led to an international interested. Then in 2011 they launched the program international under the name Free of Bullying which have helped children in Greenland, Estonia and Island. Read more about Free of Bullying in Denmark and international

Early in the morning Mary arrived to the Tivoli Congress Centre in Copenhagen to attend a international Free of Bullying seminar with her own fund. It was clear how happy Mary was when she arrived and during the day because of the fact that more and more countries want to combat bullying among children. Representatives from Greenland, Estonia, Iceland, Lithuania and the Faroe Islands had traveled to Denmark to cooperate and exchange experience in anti-bullying program Free of Bullying. All the participants were ready to get a couple of good hours. They both had the opportunity to discuss ideas how the different countries best fight again bullying which is the main goal with the Free of Bullying-project made by the Mary Foundation. As far as I know the idea comes from the Australian foundation Alannah and Madeline Foundation which also gave Mary the idea to her own fund. The Crown Princess gave her welcome speech where she told how glad she is that so many countries have taken the initiative to prevent bullying among children in the future. How and with which tools this can be done. I think it was a proved president of the Mary Foundation who got the chance to welcome the 30 representatives. She know that her project works and now other are interested in doing the same. One thing I noticed in her speech was that it is important for Mary to create an environment where children feel good and have the courage to be who they are. Throughout our lives we are affected by the environment that surrounds us, so it is important we feel well and dare to be who we are. It's okay not to be like everyone else.

Later in the afternoon the participants visited a kindergarden in Nørrebro, Copenhagen, to see for themselves how the Free of Bullying-project works in real life. Because of the successful result, the project has now attracted international attention that's why the anti-bullying program has now gone international. It has already helped so many children in inter alia Greenland. Some of these children Mary met a few year ago when she went to Greenland on a visit with the Mary Foundation as their president. I think the program is made for success and I really hope they will be able to help many more children such as young people to a better life without bullying and give them the tools to prevent it. What I'm aware of the project also helps children to know what to do when they see someone being bullied.

At the seminar we saw the most wonderful dressed Mary. Sharp, modern and edgy with a touch of that special 'Mary-dust'. I fell in love with her outfit right away! Everything about I love. The quote less is more perfectly describe todays outfit. I wouldn't doubt for a second if anyone asked me to wear this. Not for a second. Love the colours - love the match! I have the feeling that the new sleeveless coat could be from Zara but so far I haven't ben able to find the right one yet. The models I find is way shorter than Mary's. These sleeveless coats are the most fashionable to buy and wear this autumn, I completely understand why. So stylish. As you know, this is the second time we see her wearing one just in two different colours and lengths. When she wore the Fonnesbech she was quickly voted as the most stylish royal woman, I think she will again. She takes something we see everywhere, in magazines etc. and make it her own. With a white BOSS Hugo Boss shirt and black trousers she made a fantastic combo wearing the sleeveless coat. What a lovely match! Once again she chose her beige/nude Prada handbag and matching new pumps. I'm pretty sure she is wearing beige pumps from the same designer as her bag. Let me know what you think of the model I have found. She accessorizes this look with a golden Orit Elhanti necklace and a Ole Lynggaard ring. I spotted another necklace as well but the pictures published aren't that good to see it. Hopefully we will see some more pictures soon. Marianne Dulong is the designer of her golden earrings. The ring and handbag we last saw when she was in Milan shopping some weeks ago.

Blouse: Hugo Boss Collarless V-Neck Silk Shirt £189
Shoes: Prada Beige Pointed Toe Pumps €485
Earrings: Marianne Dulong Esme 10,400
Ring: Ole Lynggaard Leaves Ring in 18K Yellow Gold DKK 29,900
Necklace: Orit Elhanati The Abyss Necklace DKK 10,300
Sleeveless Coat: Zara Vests

Women Deliver Committee Meeting

Tuesday, October 6th

Crown Princess Mary attended a Women Deliver Committee Meeting in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Copenhagen. The meeting was held after the opening of the Parliament at 12:00 pm. 

Only two and a half hour after she arrived with Frederik to Christiansborg in Copenhagen to attend the annual opening of the Parliament, Mary was on to the next meeting. A meeting with Women Deliver an organization we have heard quite a lot about the last few months. First of all because Mary is a member, selected as patron of next years conference which will be held in Denmark and because of her dedication to this project. Yesterday's meeting she attended with Minster for Foreign Affairs, Kristian Jensen, whom she worked with in New York during the UN General Assembly. Apparently he promised her one of the 'dizzy-goal' footballs, this she was given at yesterdays meeting. Mary received it with great pleasure. Mary wasn't the only one you got a football because Mary and Minster for Foreign Affairs Kristian Jensen handed over 20 balls to the 20 committee members. On each and every one of them the 17 world goals of United Nations were written. This will let the members remember to make next years conference a great experience for the benefit of women worldwide.

During the meeting Mary was in an exceptional good mood which to me proves how much she cares about the Women Deliver-project. With a smile on her lips she handed over the footballs to left and right in a pretty fast pace like a professional to the participants and talking at the same time. Quite a performance. The meetings are in preparation for the Women Deliver conference in May next year which will be held in Denmark where one of the focus areas is gender equality. About three hours before the committee meeting Mary was dressed in a new lace pencil skirt and a black peplum. I expressed that I wasn't that thrilled of this look maybe it had a cause? Because what she wore afterward at the meeting I adore! She grabbed everything gorgeous from the 60s and right there we have Mary; a modern women in a 60s inspired outfit. I know her look was also almost only in black but some black items are more exciting than others. Here we have a pattern included, that makes the difference to me. Another reason why I just love her outfit is because of the new houndstooth blouse identified as Baum und Pferdgarten (Autumn/Winter 2015), by Kate! Finally I'm able to tell you a little more detailed what she else wore at the meeting. As I assumed she wore tight black trousers and she was such as black pumps. To me it looks like the SAND Copenhagen pumps. A beautiful and simple hairdo completed a perfect outfit in my opinion as the golden Cartier watch. Now when I have seen the rest of her outfit I love it even more than I did before. Oh, I almost forgot to mention the purple/bordeaux suede belt, what a great detail!

Blouse: Baum und Pferdgarten (Blouse) ADDY Boucle Storm DKK 1,599
Watch: Cartier Tank Francaise 18K Yellow Gold
Shoes: SAND Copenhagen

Opening of the Parliament 2015

Tuesday, October 6th

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended the opening of the Parliament in Copenhagen. They were accompanied by Queen Margrethe, Prince Henrik, Prince Joachim, Princess Marie and Princess Benedikte. 

The first Tuesday in October is a special day in Denmark, it is the day when the Danish Parliament opens after the parliament members holiday. The opening also marks the beginning of a new parliamentary session and especially because we have had elections, in 2014, that have given us a new government such as opposition. To you who have the interest I found a gallery with pictures from the previously openings. Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik arrived to Christiansborg, in Copenhagen, a 11:45 am. a clock local time followed by Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, then Prince Joachim and his wife Princess Marie and last Princess Benedikte arrived to attend the opening. The royal family attends the Parliamentary session from the balcony which gives a view of the entire parliament hall. Some years back, I visited the parliament where I was given a tour and got the chance to get close to the royal seats. It was a very great experience for such a huge royalist like me! Even though it is just seven chairs. The atmosphere is... well I can't describe it. Most people would think it's weird to say about a couple of chairs, but I'm sure you understand what I mean. There are many traditions attached to the opening: the members must give their speech in the correct order, the royal family should be treated in the right way and not least the prime minister should give his opening speech. This year it was Lars Løkke Rasmussen who should keep this speech. I watched the broadcast and I'm very impressed by his speech - eloquent and judicious.

It was with great excitement I watched the opening on TV and I have to admit not what I had expected a little more of her look. Do you remember her look from last year? - the stunning white coat with the purple accessories? That was classic, beautiful and appropriate! My heart stopped beating for a moment. My first thought today was: wauw Princess Marie you nailed it today! The pastel colour matched with snake skin pumps, this is simply stunning in my eyes. Not too much criticism about Mary's outfit because it is well chosen and I like it but not this day. I would love to have seen just a spike of colour, maybe another hairstyle or eye-catching pumps. I think we should talk about what she actually was wearing and afterwards you could tell me your thoughts. In black she wore a peplum which I think is from Hugo Boss, a shawl to keep her warm in the cold October weather. Mary chose a new, grey, lace pencil skirt and with the help from Heaven we now know that it's from Dolce & Gabbana. Thank you very much for the help Heaven! She accessorized today's outfit with plenty of Marianne Dulong jewellery, a clutch from Carlend Copenhagen, her SAND Copenhagen pumps seen at other openings during the past years. I'm pretty sure she wore a pillbox hat made by milliner Susanne Jull. According to Royal Hats Mary is wearing one of her old ones, the only difference is the flowers added to make a new expression. Draw your own conclusions. And last, a belt in the same grey colour as the new skirt.

Skirt: Dolce & Gabbana Macreme Lace Pencil Skirt (on sale$555 
Blouse: Hugo Boss Ipeplana Peplum Top in Black DKK 845
Clutch: Carlend Copenhagen Vanessa DKK 8,500
Earrings: Marianne Dulong Ocean DKK 7,400
Bracelet: Marianne Dulong Ellipse DKK 20,450
Ring: Marianne Dulong
Bracelet: Marianne Dulong Catena
Hat: Susanne Juul Black Hat 
Shoes: SAND Copenhagen

The Crown Prince Couple's Prizes 2015

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary presented the Crown Prince Couple's Prizes 2015 in Kulturværftet, Helsingør.  

Minutes before 8 a clock local time Frederik and Mary arrived to Kulturværftet in Helsingør with Kronborg Castle in the background, to host this years Crown Prince Couple's Prizes 2015. The one and a half hours show was broadcasted on DR1, that's why you also got the opportunity to follow the show live. Did you watch the show? (find it here) I simply loved it. Usually I only look at pictures from royal events where Mary participates but the few times a year when I get the chance to watch them live on TV, I'm always ready! The Crown Prince Couple's Prizes is our window into the Danish-artistic-world. We see musicians, writers, designers etc. A little of everything. This is a night of honor, prizes are handed over by Frederik and Mary to the latest talents who of all deserves to be honored because of their new, innovative and creative work. 

Several different artists are nominated and only four of them wins a prize at the award show. The Crown Prince Couple have presented these four prizes the last eleven years every year at a new location in Denmark. The Crown Princes Couple's Prizes was established in 2004 as a wedding gift to Frederik and Mary and was first presented in 2005. This was a gift from the Bikuben Foundation (Bikubenfonden). Until 2009 the award had another name: The Crown Prince Couple's Cultur Prize and then it was changed to the current name. At the same time, in 2009, the numbers of prizes was expanded from one to four, three different categories. The Crown Prince Coupels Prizes was in 2013 awarded for the first time outside Denmark, as the awards ceremony was held in the Opera House in Sydney. I'm sure you all remember it very well, Mary in her stunning pink Ole Yde dress. Yes, I'm sure you remember. Overall the prizes focuses on outstanding performances, innovative and excellence ideas in the Danish art and culture such as social work. Below you see the winners and some more information on why and how the prizes are given. And of course a picture of the winners and the Crown Prince Couple:

Et billede slået op af DR1 (@dr1tv) den

The Crown Prince Couple's Culture Prize/Kronprinsparrets Kulturpris
The prize goes to a Danish, Faroese and Greenlandic artist who has made an outstanding achievement, and one who can expect great achievements in the future, both national and internationally. The winner also gets DKK 500,000. 

The Culture Prize winner is: Theater director Elisa Kragerup

The Crown Prince Couple's Stardust Prizes/Kronprinsparrets Stjernedryspriser
It is given in recognition of innovative, younger Danish, Faroese and Greenlandic artists who have shown the courage to break new ground in their artistic genre which has been innovative and uncompromising in their artistic exploration. The winners are also given DKK 50,000

The winners are: Designer Mark Tan & Author and artist Amalie Smith

The Crown Prince Couple's Social Prize/Kronprinsparrets Sociale Pris
This prize is given to a private, public or voluntary association, institution or organization that is behind an innovative, creative and innovative project or initiative for the benefit of socially vulnerable or marginalized groups in Denmark or Greenland. The project gets DKK 500,000. 

The winner is the project: Mind Your Own Business

A wonderful evening like this takes a wonderful evening gown and Mary did not disappoint me wearing a dazzling new black outfit with the most incredible details! Because I watched the live broadcast yesterday evening I got a glimpse of her look, saw how it moves when she moved and the stunning details which amazed me. The style was very 1950's with the iconic A-line skirt featuring  beautiful laser cut flowers, a fitted waist accessories with black stones and a turtleneck. I need to admit that I did not see she's wearing a skirt and a blouse. Why didn't I see that?! But thanks to all of you I see that now. Actually we have seen her wear the blouse before, for instance at the celebration of Per Thornit's 70-years birthday in 2012. This also give us a chance that we actually are able to find out where the skirt comes from. Days before the award show we found out that designer Mark Tan was one of the winners. To honor him he could have created the dress Mary would be wearing yesterday at the show. But I doubt. The skirt she wore is too feminine and features too many details. If Mark Tan had designed her dress I think it had been more simple - more modern and plain. The style reminds me more of a Malene Birger Salon creation. Mary was even more stunning wearing red lipstick and the bordeaux clutch. In my opinion red and black are two of the most glamorous colours. Absolutely magnificent! I have heard comments about her hairstyle that you think it makes her look old, sorry but I really love it. It's perfect styled to match her 50s look. Her use of the Ruby Parure is great! To use the ruby brooch instead of a necklace is brilliant, innovative and creative as the winners of the evenings prizes. I want to mention that earrings, bracelet and ring are not originally a part of the Parure such as the brooch is. She complete her outfit with a pair of new black Gianvito Rossi pumps. I'm breathless.

Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Mesh Insert Suede Pumps in Black €570
Jewellery: Ruby Parure

I often fancy looking at old photos of her from previous similar events and this is also possible now because Billed-Bladet did a gallery which you find here. Enjoy!

I will shortly comment on her outfit she wore in the interview made to yesterdays show. If you already have seen the broadcast you know what I'm talking about. I love this outfit as much as her evening look! Her new striped Baum und Pferdgarten shirt dress matched with the beige L.K. Bennett wedges is really a great combo. Beautifully she accessorized with a pony tale hairstyle, Dolce & Gabbana shades and bracelets from Charlotte Wæhrens and Anni Lu. Love, love, love it!

Dress: Baum und Pferdgarten Agata, Sailorstripe DKK 2,199
Shoes: L.K. Bennett Greta Wedges
 Sunglasses: Dolce & Gabbana DG4175 £204
Bracelets: Anni Lu Mess Army Bracelet + Fun Bracelet Army DKK 299
Bracelet: Charlotte Wæhrens Rainbow Bracelet w. Saphires