260 Years with Hotel d'Angleterre!

Saturday, April 25

When you say Hotel d'Angleterre to a Dane, they immediately think of the most prestigious hotel in Denmark. This is the hotel all the big stars are living when they are in Denmark. This year d'Angleterre celebrates its 260 years anniversary and it was done with a huge gala dinner. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mart were invited as guest of honor.

A little story about Hotel a'Angleterre
It's one of four five star hotels in Copenhagen, placed at Kongens Nytorv. The hotel has its history back to 1755 when it was built by Jean Maréchal. The hotel have 90 rooms today and it was all renovated back in 2011. Guests as Winston Churchill, Oprah Winfrey, Grace Kelly and Michael Jackson have all stayed at the hotel. 

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Dressed in the most amazing gown from Ole Yde with beadwork, layers of tulle and glamorous curls Mary looked like a real movie star next to her husband who was in a classic black and white suit! The Ole Yde gown is from a 2013 Fall/Winter collection and I'm amazed by it... Every little detail I love so much. It shows the amazing skills of Yde's creativity. I was so sure Valentino was the designer and was pretty surprised when a reader sent me information and pictures of the dress from a Danish designer. This is really great work! The gown shows her slim figure and embrace her curves. Tulle skirts are often a symbol of a real Princesses' dress and the black color made it extremely modern with ones thought running back to the Disney fairy tale dresses. My only word, is: stunning!

The style of the dress and her hair reminds me of the glamorous 50s with their Hollywood curled hair and red lips. Which makes me think, why not any red lipstick? It would have made the look even more beautiful. I assume that she could be wearing her black satin Prada pumps. Hope that I'll be able to show a picture of her soon.

Dress: Ole Yde Tulle Gown in Black
Shoes: Prada?

The ANZAC Day

Saturday, April 25



Crown Princess Mary attended the ANZAC day (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) in Kastellet, Copenhagen. This year all those who fought in World War 1, the battle at Gallipoli in Turkey 1915th, now 100 years ago.

What is ANZAC day all about?
First of all; ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. It's one day, on April 25th,  each year that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders who served and died in war or any kind of conflict are honored. Read more here.

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I am pleased to see that Mary attend a ceremony like this, she shows the dead one last honor. Our past is helping to create the future. Therefore, it is important to remember what once happened. The men who served and died in the war deserves to be honored. I think it's important to remember how much our ancestors have helped to create the world we live in now. There's much to thank them for.

"Let's make one minutes of silence to honor them"

A day like this, the important thing is not what she's wearing. Still I'll make a shot comment. Mary was very presentable dressed in a blue dress with a black jacket with several details - like a belt. It makes more sense if you just take a look at it, then if I have to describe it to you. Her head was dressed with a black Susanne Juul hat, caring a black Carlend Copenhagen clutch and her beloved SAND pumps.

Hat: Susanne Juul
Clutch: Carlend Copenhagen Vanessa
Shoes: SAND

Our Crown Princess Mary Obsession # 4

I have been looking so much forward to this specific post! About one or two years ago this lovely woman wrote an email to me and told me about her fantastic Crown Princess Mary hobby. She is actually the main reason why I had the idea of make these ‘obsession-posts’ and I’m so exited to show what her hobby is – I assure, you’ll love it! Since the first drawing she sent me, I’ve been so overwhelmed by her skills and I can’t simply stop staring at them. Now you might guessed what Inge are doing as her CP Mary hobby/obession. I’ll let her introsuce herself:

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I would like to introduce myself. My name is Inge and I’m 65 years old and a retired preschool teacher. I have been a royalista since childhood. I have attended King Frederik’s (Queen Margrethe’s father) birthday celebration at Amalienborg serveral times either with my parent or the school I was working for.”

Because of this early royal interest she started collection pictures of Margrethe when she still had the titel ‘Princess’: “During my school years I collcted photos of Princess Margrethe. The photos were collected in a scarpbook together with photos of Cliff Richard (singer) and Michael Landon (actor). To this day, I still have these scrapbooks.”

The story goes on and Inge tells that when Frederik was born she found interest in this little new Prince: “When Crown Princess Frederik was born, I followed the familiy and especially his troubled childhood came to be a thing I had specially in mind.” Princess Mary now starts to be a part of Frederik’s life and Inge comment on this ‘love-of-his-life by saying: “We were all able to read about his love affair in the magazines. I, myself, had a theory of him being involved with a girl from either the Faroe Islands or perhaps Greenland.” Of course we now all know that there was a specific girl that had his interst, the Australian born Mary Elizabeth Donaldson. “… I was immediately convinced that she was the right girl for him!” says Inge.  

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One thing that caught my attention about Inge and her amazing hobby, is: why did this hobby ever began? Myself I love to be creative and make all kind of things that includes drawings, painting, sawing etc. but why make drawings of the future Queen’s clothes? Well, read what she answered to that question: “At their wedding, I was working on sketches of the wedding dress. These were mean to be cut-out doll’s for the children I was working with. Afterwards I continued designing Mary’s wardrobe for the paper dolls, based on her actually outfits.”

Actually, it’s not only Crown Princess Mary she made clothes for also her husband, now Crown Princess Frederik, was made as a doll: “A male doll was made to work as Crown Princess Frederik’s wardrobe.” The hobby didn’t stop there because them Prince Chirstian was born he also became a subject for her work and “…when Princess Isabella was bron, the children at the scholl asked me to do her wardrobe as well.” 

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I’m so impressed by the way she works with the right colors, shapes and details on the dresses!
Due to a logn period with stress and depression my creative work was temporarily set aside. When I retired and regained my confidence, I returned to my work with the paper dolls…” Luckily! “My main focus has always been on Mary and her wardrobe. Now I draw for pure pleasure and it’s a great pastime activity!”

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She even make a statement about my blog!: “Styleofmary and Henriette helped me to collect photos of Mary’s outfit, she has been wearing during me time also away from sketching. Even my less sharp photos from old magazines, she was able to find again” Here I need to say: I was more then happy to help! This also goes to everybody else, if you ever need answers with something that relates to Mary, feel free to ask and I’ll do what I can to give you an answer.

I know this from myself, when you start collection Mary-stuff you’ll very quickly get lots of folder, magazines etc. in every space it’s possible to place them. Inge might know what I’m talking about: “I now have three complete folder with evening gown, casual dresses, suits, skirts, pants, jackets, coats, ponchos, fur coats, hats as well as special outfits from for instance Greenland, the Faroe Islands and the military.”

My final question to Inge will be: Do you continue your CP Mary hobby? “Whether I’ll continue to draw Mary’s outfits or not, I don’t know yet. For the time being, I truly enjoyed it and find it relaxing. Even the complicated patterns and designs I find a certain joy in and takes it as a challenge. At times, I have entertained the idea of sending several pages filled with dolls and outfits to Princess Isabella on her birthday when she was old enough. she has now reached that age but I’m still in a doubt. after all, I’m still just an enthusiastic amateur.” I really hope you desice to send your wonderful dolls to Princess Isabella, I’m sure she’ll be thrilled to see herself as a paper doll with all her own clothes! Thanks Inge for being a pair of Styleofmary with your great work and to give the time to share your story with all of us! And if there is someone out there just started reading Styleofmary or regret you haven't already share you story; you are more then welcome to do it. It's not too late ;)

Day of Research 2015

Thursday, April 23

Once again Crown Princess Mary, as patron, attended the opening of Day of Research (Forskningens Døgn). Additionally presented Crown Princess Mary the Research Communication Award which went to Professor and Dr. Lars Østergård, who has been researching in infectious diseases.

What is Day of Research?
It's a research-festival and the vision with a day like this is to raise awareness and interest of the importance the research have on our society and daily life. The festival give you the opportunity to get close to the important and exciting work with all kind of research. 

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Lately I noticed that many of the Royal around the world are using red (or is it pink??) and finally we also get to see Mary wearing it. Often se uses it as lipstick, nail polish or other accessories. To me the dress looks new, I could be wrong. So if you recognizes it as the first thing when you saw pictures of her I really want to know or if you just have an idea who the designer could be. Besides the red dress I noticed in all the articles that she was really excited to be there and see all the work. She also participated in many of the projects and asked lots of questions to the activities she was shown. By the way her dress matched the Day of Research sign, well chosen!

With a little help from my great colleagues at Royalista there's no doubt that she is wearing her beige patent pumps from Christian Louboutin. In the same red color as the dress she carried a Carlend Copenhagen clutch under her arm. On the opposite arm she wore a black sea pearl bracelet, with matching earrings, from Marianne Dulong.

Clutch: Carlend Copenhagen Vanessa in Red DKK 8,500.00
Earrings: Marianne Dulong AQUA DKK 13,200.00
Shoes: Christian Louboutin Simple Pumps 100mm
Bracelet: Marianne Dulong

10 Years with the Maternity Foundations

Wednesday, April 22



Back in 2010 Crown Princess Mary became the patron of the Maternity Foundation, four years later she receives the Bambi Charity Award for her social commitment. This year, 2015, she attended the 10 years anniversary of the foundation. At the same time the Fund launched a new app called The Safe Delivery App.

What is the Maternity Foundation?
The Maternity Foundation working to save mothers and newborn children's lives. The foundations vision is 'It may not cost life to give life' (Det må ikke koste liv at give liv). They work to improve mother's and newborn's survival and health. Read more about their impressive work here and help support the foundation.

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The first thing I noticed when I saw the pictures of Mary was her amazing smile, she was smiling all the time when she participated in the anniversary. The last few years she has ben working more and more to improve women and children's health all around the world and I think this day was great to her because it shows that the job they do really matter. And the lunch of the new app indicates that they foundation is in a good development.

Without taking the focus from the project, Mary was dressed in a old white/black floral blouse from Zara. You might remember it when she wore it at the first official pictures of the twins. She had chosen to match it with a pair of high-waisted dress-pants. Have we seen them before? The shoes  might be SAND and the black crocodile clutch is from Carlend Copenhagen. My guess is that the quite large bracelet is from the amazing jewelry brand Monies. Their jewelry are very characteristic in size, shape and design. The Dutch Queen Máxima is also a huge fan of these necklaces such as bracelets. Not sure you noticed them but she is wearing Ole Lynggaard (Forest collection) earrings. Love that she finished the outfit with a simple and easily made ponytail.

Blouse: Zara
Shoes: SAND
Clutch: Carlend Copenhagen Vanessa DKK 8,500.00
Earrings: Ole Lynggaard Lotus Earrings