Special Performance in the Opera

Saturday, July 4

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended a special performance and dinner in the Opera on the occasion of Hempel's 100th anniversary. 

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Sometimes it doesn't matter how many pictures you can find of her when she's on an event but this time it makes me frustrated... First of all, they are attending a special performance in the Opera in Copenhagen and later a dinner, so there is an unofficial dress coat which means a suit for Frederik and a knee/floor-lenght dress/gown for Mary. Second, there is a chance Mary would be wearing extravagant jewellery and accessories. You might always realized that there are not many photos from this very special occasion, which makes me wonder. A special occasion like this should get much attention from the press because of the appearance of the Crown Prince Couple. Sadly that's not the case. What I hope for is for some to appear within the next few days. Till then.

... By the way, read my latest post at Royalista right here! Christening is the theme

Almost every single time Mary is somewhere I am always amazed by her elegance, her look, her manners and glowing personality. I think we all imagine a princess in a huge pink tulle dress with shiny eyes, a dazzling smile and tiara on the head. Despite Mary did not wore a huge gown or one of her tiaras she made me think of fairy tale princess in her 2004 Fall Prada pleated dress featuring a white hemline on the skirt. If I'm correct this will be the fifth time:
  1. 2004, Summer Ballet at Bellevue Theatre 
  2. Around 2006 at a christening
  3. 2008, Royal Lifeguard 350th anniversary
  4. 2013, Day 3 on a visit to Malaysia
To this wonderful Prada dress she added a few jewellery; a pair of very beautiful earrings featuring diamonds and two different jewellery stones - so feminine - worn at several occasions before this one and then we have the pretty expensive Piaget diamond necklace. Back in 2013 when attending the presentation of the Carlsberg Foundations Research Award she wore it the first time with a electric blue suit, more modern then yesterdays feminine outfit. On one of the few pictures I think I saw a pointed shoe.

For a long time I haven't been doing the 'Royal Style' tips but now I think it is time again because Mary showed something interesting with yesterdays outfit. The combination with the rather long Piaget diamonds necklace and the pretty large V-neck on the Prada dress makes her upper body seems much longer - this is a great tip for those of you who think you have a short upper body. 

Dress: Prada Pleated Silk Dress
Necklace: Piaget Possession Long Necklace £13,400

Our Crown Princess Mary Obsession #6

We still have a few obsession posts left. I want you to know, those of you who have participated and those who have been reading, that it has been a truly pleasure for me to be the one to write your stories. To get to know all of you and your Crown Princess Mary fascination. Even though there's no more for me to write you are always welcome to write your story because I'll be more than delighted to share it right here! This time we hear from Chris. Take good care of her, she's an amazing woman! 
Chris, please tell of a little about yourself and how did your fascination began?

"I was born in 1954 with a special form of asthma. In that time the medication was not like it is today. I could no always play and run with my friends, I sat at home and cutting photo's from the magazines and newspaper photos of the royal family. As a child I loved the glamour and the glitter and the fairy tails. I pasted the photo's in a scrapbook and that's how it all began." She tells that even though the medication got better through the years, she kept the childhood interest in cutting and pasting such as a new interest: "... I also started to interest me in the history of these royals family's." 
'Like a dream' -this is how Chris describes this gown

What about the interest in Crown Princess Mary, how did all that start?

"There were always new princess' so I could go on collecting but in 2004 Crown Princess Mary came into my life..." Chris have a very special memory of a specific day of Mary when she wasn't married to Crown Prince Frederik yet: "... I never forget the day her hat blow away, she wasn't married yet - she was so beautiful, so natural and elegant. Now, years later she still is." Crown Princess Mary is also a great inspiration for Chris especially when she is out shopping: "I don't have skirts or dresses like Mary's but when I'm going to shop I will always think - What would Mary wear?" I don't think Mary and her style will ever go out of date, I'm 20 years old and her style is as great an inspiration to me as many of you might find her.

How do you treat this obsession, by that I mean how has this become an obsession to you?

"Today I don't use notebook's anymore. I've scanned a lot of it and not I download most of it and I will keep on doing this..." The next thing Chris tells is something I really know anything about. In my first obsession post #1 I told you about my own personal story, you might remember that I told you about all my magazines and one more thing - all my folders. I have plenty of them and actually I'm not the only one, go on reading right here: "... I have maps with Mary's shoes, a map with her dresses etc. - to be honest I also have maps about the other royals as well." Yeah, I'm not the only one!

The AICHA clutch is Chris' favourite!

Chris had a really good friend who bought several things to her when she was in Denmark and then she discovered Style of Mary. "Years ago I had a friend and she was so in love with a Danish man and 2 or 3 times a year she went to Denmark to see him and then I gave her some money to buy me magazines and newspapers. I did not understand a single word but I had all the photo's of Mary and her events." That's a thing I have heard so many times from most of you, you would so much like to be able to read Danish or just understand it. Well go for it! It is a pretty hard language to learn but nothing is impossible. The great thing is that many news about the royal's and Mary is on english because of the internet. It's possible for us to reach the entire world with the english language. 

You mentioned my blog; what does Style of Mary mean to you?

Style of Mary have brought me so much joy which I hope is the case for all of you as well. Chris have I known for quite some time. The truth is, when you enter the world of royalty you become a part of a wonderful community and quickly you get so know so many different and sweet people. I never imagined that I would know so many amazing people. "I don't know exactly when I discovered this blog Styleofmary... I was so happy because of all the information's and all the links. In Belgium there is not so much info about Crown Princess Mary and her family, so I was very happy when I found Styleofmary. She was and still is my favourite princess." An opinion she shares with most of us.  "... I love the way Mary is dresses, it is possible for us to get dressed the same stylish way. I have the same feeling with the Duchess of Cambridge."
Chris love the Lotus earrings!

Some call of crazy, does your loved once say the same about you?

"Martin (Chris' husband) and I have been together for the last 30 year. When we got to know each other I had stacks of scrapbooks and books everywhere! At first he though it was a bit strange hobby to have but he let me continue with my beloved hobby, without any comments - he had to ha ha! 

... And we have to keep up our passion not matter what everybody else thinks or say!
Do you have anything you wish to do with your Mary-obsession?

"I really want to go for a visit to Copenhagen next year with the hope to get the chance to see Mary myself!" 

The Everyday Wardrobe of Mary

Mary is known to be one of the best dressed women in the world. She is an inspiration to women, young and old, all over the world with her great sense of fashion. Personally she has been an icon to me for now many years. Her style is her own with a twist of the latest trend from Hollywood as well as Denmark. A true style icon. What makes her so stylish is the fact that she's wearing something she likes, clothes that suits her and one more important thing to remember is she is comfortable in what she's wearing. The clothes does to take over her wonderful smily personality. Mary have a style to admire. Well, yes she has a wardrobe with all the greatest designers, luxurious handbags, finest leather shoes and gold jewellery and still she's fighting for women and children in-and outside Denmark. Which profits she has. As the Crown Princess of Denmark Mary has a personal stylish who helps her with everything new and fashionable but I'm pretty sure Mary would not wear something she loves. I think she one of these women who will be remember for her sense of giving style its own meaning. When she's in public; her hair, skin, clothes and everything else are perfectly places so nothing goes wrong. You know, the hairdo and flawless makeup will last the entire day with no single change. I would love to know these little tricks!

The reason for this post, if there should be any, is my passion and fascination for Mary's clothes not just any clothes - her everyday fashion. Not all of us have the personal style or job to wear the same as Mary. Therefor I have picked out some of her everyday outfits which I love and use as inspiration. Those outfit's which a bit casual without being boring. I really hope you'll enjoy reading this and gives you inspiration for your next outfit. Maybe you will find yourself dressed just like Mary when you leave the house tomorrow. Let the admiration begin!

On a December evening last year 2014, Mary and the rest of the family visited Tivoli in Copenhagen. The royal family are use to the attention but Mary was almost glowing in the dark. With her youngest daughter, Princess Josephine in her right hand, she was so good-looking in her new Zara poncho, a white Temperley London turtleneck sweater and black leather trousers. A really eye catching outfit she added a pair of heeled dark brown boots too. The body-cross bag was stylish and practical. 

This was taken one of my favourite time a year, when the entire royal family are on a little vacation at Gråsten Castle. Then we get a little sneak peak in how the family act when they are outside the focus of the press and everything is just more relaxed - such as the dress coat. Last year Mary surprised many of us with a turquoise maxi dress and despite the sunny weather it featured long sleeves, in a shear fabric. The dress was found at Ganni. To a dress like this Mary wore brown Prada leather sandals, a bright yellow pendant from Ole Lynggaard and her Marrakech-inspirred Louise Grønlykke earrings.

2013 was a big year for Princess Isabella, the 6 years old Princess started school. At her first day at Tranegård school on August 13 she stepped out in front of Amalienborg Palace, a little nervous, with her proud mom and dad. This is also a great example of who Mary dress privately. The different components was in only black a white without being boring at all. This far you can get with just a lace blouse, hers is from Isabel Marrant, a pair of black capri trousers, a few jewellery (necklace Ole Lynggaard) and snake printed pumps - Mary chose her Christian Louboutin. They gave her casual look the last finish. 

With Frederik and the two oldest children, Mary attended the Olympic Games in London in 2012. Even though it was an official event the family was there in a more private errand. Only in a short time a day they were followed by the press so maybe it is a sami-everyday outfit. She showed so many wonderful looks at this trip and this is one of my favourite. A casual outfit was given some accessories and it went from casual to Princess-stylish. The old goodie of a white and red Strenesse dress was in the combination with the navy blue Zara jacket and the brown pointed pumps a great copy-outfit. With only white pearl earrings, Marianne Dulong, this would work so well as a work wear.

Pregnant with the twins in 2010 Mary attended the yearly Hubertus Hunt Rave in Dyrehaven near Copenhagen. This has been a tradition for the royal family to do for many years, this was no exception. Wearing warm green socks, Ralph Lauren boots and a Missoni poncho such as a grey turtleneck blouse, Mary and the twins were dressed perfectly for this family gathering. The reason for me to choose this outfit, is to show that winter wear does not have to be boring in plain colours. Match several colours and stand out like Mary!

Mary atteneded a private birthday party at her friend Amber in 20.. dressed wonderfully in a brown strapless jumpsuit. Mary is not often wearing jumpsuits it shows that even though there's something you do not wear usually it is not abandon to do sometimes. With matching accessories, like the bronze Christian Louboutin peep toe pumps - they make her legs seems longer - filigree earrings and a leopard Prada clutch. Less is more!

Crown Princess Victora married Daniel Westling in 2010 and se the Crown Princess of Denmark Mary also attended. She arrived with Prince Christian to Stockholm for a rehearsal because Christian will take part in the ceremony, as his mother Mary did of course attend the rehearsal dressed magnificent in a white pencil skirt, a coloured tunica and her snake print Christian Louboutin pumps. I could see this as a everyday look and as the perfect work wear. With a brown leather bag over her shoulder caring all her belongings and a long necklace you don't need anymore accessories.  At the arrival she wore long white dress trousers, that's also possible. 

Despite the rain she was stunning dressed when she attended a private dinner for his father-in-laws 75th birthday. The outstanding Hugo Boss dress in the lovely A-shape, with the most amazing beige accessories. By adding a large brown belt and Miu Miu peep-toe pumps to the look she was really sophisticated. A patent beige Prada handbag and her beige Burberry trench coat she was ready to take the scene in private. It is a feminine and still casual outfit. Differently something to try yourself.

No doubt that 2008 and 2009 were the best years for Mary when it comes to clothes. Really, I can't tell you why her style was very significant. Today this is still her greatest inspiration for me. Here we have one of those looks that has inspired my the most. Frederik and her were on a trip to Australia with Christian and Isabella, at that time their only two kids. She wore dark boot-cut jeans with suede navy blue wedges in the same blue colour as her cardigan. With simple gold Marianne Dulong earrings she finished off her Australian-look! Let this be the last picture to inspire you.