WHO Award & Elite-Forsk prizes

Thursday, February 23rd

Crown Princess Mary attended as patron WHO Regional Office for Europe, in a reception for outgoing WHO Director-General, Dr. Margaret Chan taking place at UN City, Copenhagen, at 10:00 am. local time. At the same event the Crown Princess also received the World Health Organization Award

The Crown Princess also attended the presentation of the Elite-Forsk prizes at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen at 1:00 pm.

Crown Princess Mary attending the WHO reception

Around 10:00 am. local time Mary arrived to the UN city in Copenhagen where she was about to attend a reception on occasion of the outgoing WHO Director-General, Dr. Margaret Chan which whom she was also welcomed by along with WHO Regional Director Dr. Zsuzsanna Jakab. The Crown Princess has been patron for WHO Regional Office for Europe since 2005. Another reason why Mary attended the reception, is because she was the one to receive the (World Health Organization) WHO Award for her work to improve healthcare solutions around the world. And from what I see, it was a great honor for Mary receiving the award. Afterwards she gave a speech as thanks for the award. A big a laud congratulation to Mary with this very fine and prestiges prize. I also want to wish Dr. Margaret Chan all the best with future projects. 

Crown Princess Mary attending the presentation of the Elite-Forsk prizes

Three hours after Mary received the WHO Award, she attended the presentation of the Elite-Forsk prizes 2017 taking place at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen. The Elite-Forsk prizes have been handed over since 2007 to five leading researchers in their field of research and Mary has attended several of them, so did she this year. She arrived in a great mood with a huge smile on her face ready to hand over the five prizes to professor Thomas Lars Andresen, professor Mikael Rask Madsen, professer Klaud Høyer, professer Søren Galatius and prosessor Hanne Christine Bertram. On stage with her was Education and Research Minister Søren Pind. Congratulations to all five winners! Before the presentation ceremony a few speeches were given and the Crown Princess listened with great interest. 

At both events Mary was dressed in the same dazzling outfit! She paired her grey tweed dress from Prada with beautiful accessories. This is the third time we get to see her in that incredible dress, here and here, but I really do not mind seeing it again. It's a lovely dress, perfect for this time a year. She embraced the classy style by wearing a pair of brand new diamond earrings shaped as flowers (which I still do not know anything about), couple of golden bracelet where one of them are from Cartier and then we have that magnificent latte clutch from Naledi Copenhagen. I wouldn't mind this dress with a bit more colourful accessories, still I think it works really well especially because of the dusty pink Gianvito Rossi pumps. I wonder if she was wearing a coat? I hope she was because the weather is windy and rainy these days. And of course, as always, Mary's hair and makeup was flawless!

Dress: Prada Grey Dress w. White Collar
Bracelet: Cartier Love Bracelet
Clutch: Naledi Copenhagen Allana Latte Ostrich Clutch
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Pink Patent Leather Pumps

Copenhagen Business School Case Competition 2017

Wednesday, February 22nd

Crown Princess Mary attended the Copenhagen Business School Case Competition panel debate taking place at 3:00 pm. local time at Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen. 

The first Copenhagen Business School Case Competition took place back in 2002 and since it has taking place year year in week 9th. This time, Crown Princess Mary was guest of honor at the panel debate, where she gave the opening speech. In her speech Mary, among others, mentioned how important it is to give women the same opportunities to carry on business as men. One of the important topic's that was discussed was companies strategic possibilities during crisis situations, where some of the participating students shared their point of views. It was with great interest the Crown Princess followed the debate and with sincere attention the participating students listened to Mary when she gave her speech. Dealing with issues as gender equality and crisis situations around the world, I am sure Mary are able to tell what she has learned and experienced as committed to social work. After a couple of interesting hours it was time to say goodbye.

Time to talk about clothes. One of the things I'm really good at. About a year ago or so, I read in an interview that Mary's favourite colour is purple. So what is better than a (almost) pure purple outfit? Both blouse and A-line skirt are two pieces we have seen her wear before, actually as an outfit. It was when Mary visited Moldova, here, she wore this incredible outfit the first time. What makes me a bit sad, is the fact that I have no been able to identify nor the blouse or skirt. For both pieces I still have Hugo Boss in mind. What do you think? Which designer/designers do you think of? At the arrival the Crown Princess was keeping herself warm in her stunning cashmere coat from JOSEPH, seen at several previous occasions. Is it just me or does purple and grey make a splendid match? In more or less the same colour she was wearing bicolor Prada pumps, also reused such as the pearl jewellery from Dulong Fine Jewelry. We only get a little glimpse of her clutch when she arrived, but that is exactly what I need to tell you that it is a Carlend Copenhagen creation. First seen in 2014 when she attended the Equal Love Silver Anniversary at Copenhagen City Hall, here

Earrings: Dulong Fine Jewelry
Ring: Dulong Fine Jewelry
Clutch: Carlend Copenhagen Vanessa Python

Skiing in Verbier

Since Prince Christian was just a little baby boy, Frederik and Mary have enjoyed a weeks vacation skiing in Verbier. Something they were also doing before Christian was born. Since then it has been a tradition for the couple and their children to meet the press during their holiday. The unusual thing is that last year the family was not going to Verbier (maybe because they spend all of December in Australia with the Crown Princess' family). Because of last years missing vacation I had completely forgot everything about it. Now I have been made aware that the family actually are on holiday right now. The Crown Prince, the Crown Princess and their four children, apparently along with Mary's sister Jane and her family such as a couple of friends. In my first post I shared some pictures from previous years, but now several pictures have been share of the family on the royal family's Facebook- and Instagram page taken by the Crown Princess. Even a rare selfie of Mary and her daughter Isabella. If you have already seen them, enjoy them one more time!

How to use: Blue

About a year ago I made a post called How to use: White and as the title alludes to, it was a gallery with pictures showing some inspiration on how to wear white in outfits. At that time my intention was to write similar posts with other colours about once a month. Thaaaat... didn't work out very well. So, now I think it is probably time for another colour-inspiration-post, don't you think? I have chosen the colour blue. First of all because blue comes in a million wonderful shades, second it is a beautiful colour, third it works really well with this season and forth Mary loves wearing blue right now. Personally I really love this it and to me it is an inspiration just to see the colour. I hope you will find this inspiring for your next blue coloured outfit!