Day 5. Official state visit to Japan

Thursday, October 12th



-Tokyo-
For four day the Crown Prince couple has visited Japan and the celebrate the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries, the Danish couple has been in front of a business promotion from October 8-12th. So, Thursday was the last day in Japan. They royal couple spend their last day attending a food- and lifestyle event taking place at the Danish embassy in Japan. The event focused on, among others Danish tradition about furniture and table setting -though I had no idea Danes had traditions about table setting.. at least not very different from any other Scandinavian countries. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary also payed a visit to a school in Funabashi to see for themselves how the school use LEGO as a learning tool. The use of LEGO during teaching is part of the program We Do. Later, the Crown Princess attended Design Walk where she also met several Danish companies working in Tokyo. A rather extraordinary day I you ask me. We got lots of smiles and happy memories to remember.


Though Mary showed up in a very plain coloured suit during their last days activities in Japan, I have to say I kinda like it. Massimo Dutti came to me right away and with a little help from Heaven, my suspicion became the truth. Mary's new beige linen suit is indeed from Massimo Dutti. Other than the suit she wore a white v-neck blouse, which could be new but I think it's an old one. I think of a blouse from Hugo Boss when I see this. As jewellery she embraced a chic look by wearing two golden necklaces from Orit Elhanati and Georg Jensen, such as Dulong Fine Jewelry earrings and a couple of diamond rings from Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen. A favourite combination of hers. Love how she managed to bring a plain suit to live with a few sparkly jewellery and her snake skin pumps from Gianvito Rossi. What a combo!

Suit: Massimo Dutti Beige Linen Suit
Earrings: Dulong Fine Jewelry Esme Earrings
Necklace: Orit Elhanati The Abyss Necklace
Necklace: Georg Jensen Regitze Pendant
Rings: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Love Bands Ring
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Python Pumps



-Dinner-
In the evening the Crown Prince couple had two last events to attend before the official state visit in Japan was coming to an end. First the couple arrived to Hotel Gajoen in Tokyo to attend the official celebration of the 150th anniversary I have mentioned quite a few times the last few days. So, is it really necessary mentioning it again? The royal couple met with the Japanese Crown Prince couple who seemed happy to see the Danish Crown Prince and Crown Princess one last time. Also representatives from the Japanese Parliament and Danish companies in Japan participated the reception along with the two Crown Prince couple's. With a few sips of champagne and a speech given by Crown Prince Frederik -Japan and Denmark are ready for another 150 years of good relations.
As a final event the Danish royal couple attended an official dinner to celebrate the yearlong connection between Japan and Denmark. Members of the Danish business delegation traveling along with the Crown Prince couple were also invited to the dinner where they had a once in a lifetime chance of making new working relations with potential new collaborators.

Update: On Tuesday DR broadcasted a documentary from the Crown Prince couple's visit in Japan, here. It is in Danish so if you are troubled with the language then enjoy all the lovely footage.



One last outfit left from a wonderful visit in Japan. She impressed wearing a brand new black floral printed suit from Etro. Heaven is the one who shared this identification with me. I have to say, I have a hard time trying to decide wether or not I like Mary's outfit from the evening event. Got the feeling that it makes her look at bit old, especially because of hairstyle. Don't misunderstand me because I absolutely love the french twist. It is a personal favourite of mine. This time I would really like to hear what you have to say. Go or no go? Still, I like how she embraced that "pyjamas-suit" trend everyone is loving so much. Wether we like the complete outfit or not, Mary had chosen some incredible accessories. Her satin blue Prada clutch and what I strongly believe is pointed Gianvito Rossi pumps. She also dazzled by wearing both earrings and a necklace from Georg Jensen, last seen when the Mary Foundation celebrated its 10th anniversary in September, here. Do you remember her in that new Lasse Spangenberg Copenhagen gown with the drop jewellery?

Earrings: Georg Jensen Dew Drop Earrings
Necklace: Georg Jensen Runa Necklace
Bracelet: Cartier Love Bracelet
Clutch: Prada Cornflower Blue Clutch
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Blue Silk Pumps

Day 4. Official state visit to Japan

Wednesday, October 11th



-Tokyo-
The Danish Crown Prince couple has been visiting Japan for three days so far and on Wednesday the couple attended the official opening of the business promotion taking place at Hotel Gajoen in Tokyo. 55 Danish companies are participating in the event, who also got a change to meet the royal couple. Crown Prince Frederik was the one who officially opened the business promotion with his speech. I haven't read the speech but I am sure he mentioned the close bond between Japan and Denmark, which is also one of the thing celebrated with this state visit -the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Before the Crown Prince attended the presentation of Prince Henrik's Medal of Honor and the Export Association Diploma, the royal couple attended lunch at the Imperial Palace with the Japanese Emperor and Empress as hosts. Meanwhile her husband presented Prince Henrik's Medal of Honor, the Crown Princess met with the participating Danish companies of the business promotion in the meeting area at Hotel Gajoe.


It is every day you are going to have lunch with the Emperor and Empress of Japan. I would say it takes an outfit just like the one Mary was wearing -a classy white floral printed dress from Vilskenko and matching suede pumps from Gianvito Rossi. I still haven't been able to find the same model but I am in no doubt they are from Gianvito Rossi. The dress was first worn during a visit in USA back in 2016, here. As other accessories she had chosen to wear a lovely blue Quidam clutch seen several times before on many different occasions. Shortly, we also got at glimpse of her Prada handbag as seen two day before, here. Other than the dress, I really enjoy how she mixed and matched previously worn jewellery all over again. Both drop earrings and a few of her bracelets are from Dulong Fine Jewelry, such as a couple of diamond rings are from a Danish company -Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen. Quite some time ago I mentioned that the golden diamond bracelet (lately worn along with her Cartier bracelet, as she did during day 4) could be from Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen. I still got that bracelet on my mind but I haven't been able to ID who actually designed it. Have you noticed it? Nevertheless, I love how perfectly the two golden bracelets look together.

Earrings: Dulong Fine Jewelry Lotus
Necklace: Orit Elhanati The Abyss Necklace
Bracelet: Cartier Love Bracelet
Bracelet: Dulong Fine Jewelry Esme
Bracelet: Dulong Fine Jewelry Piccolo
Rings: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Love Bands Ring
Clutch: Quidam

Ideas for identification
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Rosa 105 Suede Pumps


-Dinner-
After another long day in Japan, the Danish Crown Prince couple ended a wonderful day a the Togu Palace with the Japanese Crown Prince as host. It is not the first time the couple spend time with the Crown Prince of Japan. Also the day before they met when attending an event in the Japanese National Archive, here. All three of them seemed to be enjoying each others company when they met shortly before the dinner was about to take place.


Honestly, I think we have seen so many incredibly outfit already and we still have one day left to look forward to. When attending dinner in the evening with her husband and the Crown Prince of Japan acted as host, Mary was beautifully dressed in a reused outfit from Jesper Hørving (blouse) and golden embroidered skirt from Prada. I would really like to see skirt matched with another blouse, but these two pieces makes such a great outfit. Which is probably why she has chosen to wear it again. We saw the same combo of clothes when she attended the OECD Forum in Paris, here. Do you remember her outfit from back then? When do you think she wore it better? I go with this one from Japan. Mary embrace the perfect evening outfit by wearing jewellery from both Dulong Fine JewelryCartier and maybe also Orit Elhanati. I will only make a short comment on her jewellery, but I want you to take a look at the fact that I am sure she's wearing silver earrings and the rest of her jewellery is gold. Do you see the same as me? Never really been good a silver and gold jewellery at the same time, but a few years ago I discover how beautifully it looks when matching it all up. She matched the outfit with a pair of burgundy suede pumps from Gianvito Rossi and a brand new clutch, which I haven't been able to identify yet. I got my mind set on J. Furmani, but... I also have a hard time identifying the colour.

Blouse: Jesper Høvring
Skirt: Prada Knee Length Skirt
Earrings: Dulong Fine Jewelry Kharisma Earrings, Silver
Necklace: Dulong Fine Jewelry Kharisma Dimamond Necklace
Bracelet: Cartier Love Bracelet
Bracelet: Dulong Fine Jewelry Esme
Bracelet: Dulong Fine Jewelry Piccolo
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Burgundy Court Pumps

Day 3. Official state visit to Japan

Tuesday, October 10th



-Funabashi-
The Danish Crown Prince couple are still on the official state visit to Japan on occasion the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Denmark. Yesterday the Crown Prince couple visited Kanazawa, here. On the third day, the Crown Princess visited Funabashi while her husband payed a visit to Higashi-Matsushima, which was hit by a tsunami back in 2011 where the Crown Prince visited the city for the first time. Later during the day, Crown Prince Frederik visited the Earthquake Memorial Park in memory of the victims of the earthquake six years ago. Meanwhile the Crown Princess visited Funabashi Andersen Park, followed by a visit to the Nordic Fair in H.C. Andersen Park. The fair is inspired by the traditional christmas fair in Denmark. She also got the chance to inaugurate a new playground along with the Danish Minister of Culture Mette Bock, such as visiting the Children's Museum where she also attended lunch with mayor Tory Matsudo as host.


Here we go again. Mary in her stunning reused midi shirt dress featuring white stripes and the most amazing blue colour. She first wore this wonder months back on occasion of Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik's golden wedding anniversary, here. I am still not sure where it is from and I know I'm not the only one trying to find it. I have had several different designers ind mind but still haven't got a clue where to find this blue wonder. One of the designers I have had in mind is Ralph Lauren. I still do not know about the dress, but her oxford pumps have been found at Ralph Lauren (collection Purple Label). Heaven is the one who told be about the shoes, which is the same she wore the first time we saw her in the dress. Never thought we would see her in heels like these but they make a great match to the dress and brown leather belt. She embrace a summer chic style by wearing golden jewellery from both Orit Elhanati, Dulong Fine Jewelry and Cartier. Love how she's looking all casual, yet polished. Remember how I mentioned Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden in my previous post? How do I compared her with Mary in the new white Temperley London dress? The same goes with this dress I think. On occasion of her 40th birthday, Crown Princess Victoria wore an outfit very much like Mary's, here. Do you see the resemblance?

Earrings: Dulong Fine Jewelry
Necklace: Orit Elhanati The Abyss Necklace
Bracelet: Cartier Love Bracelet
Bracelet: Dulong Fine Jewelry Esme
Bracelet: Dulong Fine Jewelry Anello Pearl Bracelet
Shoes: Ralph Lauren Brown Off-White Oxford Pumps


-Tokyo-
In the evening, the Danish Crown Prince couple was back in Tokyo again where they visited the Japanese National Archive. Here they got the chance to see the exhibition Japan and Denmark: Valuable Records of the Historical Relation. The exhibition is created in collaboration with Danmarks Rigsarkiv and consists more than 80 valuable documents and historically preserved materials. All of these 80 pieces are documenting the 150th anniversary of Japan and Denmark's diplomatic relations. When the couple arrived, they were warmly welcomed by the Crown Prince of Japan and Ministers of Foreign Affairs from both countries. All of them were in a great spirit.


Mary was looking absolutely gorgeous in her brand new floral printed kimono-dress. Am I right? I am stunned about her new dress, which has been identified by Heaven as Stine Goya (SS2017). Think it is the second or third time we see her in Goya's design and she look's smashing. Don't think I have heard any negative comments about Mary's stunning look from the evening on their third day in Japan. And I understand why you love it so much. So, do I. She had accessorized it with simple earrings from Dulong Fine Jewelry and suede pumps from Gianvito Rossi. Still, I am in no doubt that her shoes are from Rossi and that they are new. But what about the colour? To be they look white in most pictures, which I why I assumed that her pumps are white. Though. In some pictures they look a bit more pink (dusty pink). Some of you think her new pumps are more pink than white. This makes it much easier to correctly identify them. Let me know what you think. I would still very much like to hear more opinions about this mystery. I really love the simplicity of her evening outfit with all focus on the dress. Mary's feminine hairstyle and makeup beautifully completed her look.

Dress: Stine Goya Reflection Dress
Earrings: Dulong Fine Jewelry Lotus

Ideas for identification
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Rosa 105 Suede Pumps

Day 2. Official state visit to Japan

Monday, October 9th



-Kanazawa-
As part of a five days official state visit to Japan the Danish Crown Prince couple visited Kanazawa. They drove the 500 km from Tokyo to Kanazawa in the Japanese high speed train 'Shinkansen'. So, it all started with a train ride around noon. The first event on a rather long list, was a lunch at the restaurant 'Tsubajin' hosted by the Deputy Mayor Dazio Hosada and Kanazawa City; all to welcome the Crown Prince couple to Japan. After a nice lunch, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary were given a guided tour in the Kenrokuen -one of three Japanese plant gardens, here. So, if you are every going to visit Kanazawa in Japan, I think this is the place to go. Since we got the first glimpse of the couple during their second day in Japan, I think we have seen two very committed and smily Crown Prince and Crown Princess. I can't get enough of these official visits. Well, enough about sentimental me because I also need to tell that the Danish couple visited the exhibition Everyday Life -Signs of Awareness at 21st Century Museum for Contemporary Art. Over 130 pieces of Danish designs are exhibited. Here they were given another guided tour -two in one day, were they also got the chance to speak with several Japanese and Danish designers. The Crown Prince also gave a speech followed by the presentation of five scholarships given to Japanese artists who are about to study in Denmark.


Looking absolutely stunning in a brand new white dress, I believe Mary amazed all of us. Am I right? Everywhere I have been able to get a glimpse of a comment I have only seen positive ones. Everyone seems to adore Mary in this new Temperley London dress. And it got some brilliant details that makes one look twice and discover new details all the time. You are no the only one loving this dress. So do I. It was identified by one of the girls at UFO No More, here. She styled it beautifully by wearing new baby blue pumps from Gianvito Rossi and a pair of aquamarine blue earrings designed by Diane von Furstenberg for H. Stern. These are not new but worn at several other occasions. She had chosen jewellery from Orit Elhanati, Dulong Fine Jewelry, Cartier and Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen. We also got to see her new sunglasses, which I strongly believe is from Dolce & Gabbana. A very classy 50s inspired look with the full-skirt dress, feminine hairstyle and leopard shades. Love how they both matched each other in a 50s vibe. Another resemblance that comes to my mind, is Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden. She could differently wear something similar to what Mary was wearing during the day in Kanazawa, here, here, here. Did you notice she's wearing a white orchid in her hair? What an incredible detail. White orchids are told to be symbol of humility, luxury and purity.

Dress: Temperley London Berry Lace Dress
Earrings: Diane von Furstenberg for H. Stern Round Blue Topaz Earrings (similar)
Necklace: Orit Elhanati The Abyss Necklace
Bracelet: Dulong Fine Jewelry Piccolo
Bracelet: Dulong Fine Jewelry Anello
Bracelet: Dulong Fine Jewelry Esme
Bracelet: Cartier Love Bracelet
Rings: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Love Bands Ring
Shoes: Gianvio Rossi Light Blue Suede Pumps

Day 1. Official state visit to Japan

Sunday, October 8th


Kongehuset 1 ● Royals & FashionFrederik et MaryBilled-Bladet 1Daily Mail 1Newscom ● Getty Images ● Belga Images

-Arrival-
Time is up. We do not have to wait any longer for the Crown Prince couple to go to Japan on their official state visit. Don't know about you, but this is something I have been looking forward to in a very long time. It is not the first time the Danish couple visits Japan. Back in 2015 the couple had their first official visit in Japan, here. This year the Japanese Crown Prince couple visit Denmark -a memorable visit, here. This time the Crown Prince couple will stay in Japan from October 8-12th where they are at the forefront of a business- and cultural promotion. It is also a part of a celebration of diplomatic relations between Japan and Denmark throughout 150 years. At the arrival Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary were warmly welcomed by the Japanese Crown Prince and Crown Princess. To me it looks like it was a happy reunion for the two couple's to meet again. 

Already at the arrival Mary showed us a high standard for what to expect in the next couple of days during the visit. She stepped out of the car wearing a brand new multi colour coat, which appears to be from YDE Copenhagen (SS16). It was identified by Heaven. She embrace a chic outfit by wearing a white silk blouse found at Britt Sisseck (AW15), here, and slim black trousers, a combination I am pretty sure we have seen on one occasion before this. Actually with a similar coat, from the same designer as at the arrival. Do you recall the event I am talking about? Earlier this year she attended Copenhagen Fashion Week 2017 where was dressed in a white blouse and black trousers, here. To me it looks like the exact same outfit. This time, in Japan, looks just as great as the first time. Don't you think? Any of them you like better? She accessorized her chic and very modern-looking outfit with mesh-paneled suede pumps from Gianvito Rossi. Wonder if she was also wearing earrings and a couple of bracelets as well? -a combo we have seen a lot lately. No doubt that I am going to wear something similar to this outfit tomorrow.

Blouse: Britt Sisseck White Pusy Bow Blouse
Coat: YDE Copenhagen Multicolour Coat
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Black Meshpaneled Suede Pumps



-Denmark Festival & Walkathon-
The Crown Princess couple attended their second, out of three, events around noon in Toyosu Park, Tokyo. The event the Danish royal couple attended is Denmark Festival & Walkathon made in collaboration of ECCO Japan (shoes) and Novo Nordisk (medicine). Simply wonderful to see the couple together for this event in Tokyo. They make a great working team and both of them really seemed to enjoy every single moment of the festival and the following Walkathon -a 5.7 km. walk, which they participated. Walkathon is a walk held by ECCO each year to collect money for the Heart Association and SOS Børnebyerne. As part of the Walkathon, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary handed over charity donations to two NGO winners. Several Danish companies participated the festival such as the royal couple did, who got a change to meet each during the first day of this official state visit. Overall, the festival focuses on Denmark and Danish lifestyle. Also with with focus on the diplomatic relations between Denmark and Japan, which celebrate 150th anniversary this year.

Attending the event in Toyosu Park made Mary change clothes twice, which is rather unusual. I see why she did but it is just not something we see very often. Usually she makes one clothes-changing during a day o an official visit. So far, she had already change twice and there is a dinner as well in the evening. When the couple first arrived to the Denmark Festival she was dressed in one of her reused white blouses from Isabel Marant and what I believe is a pair of new blue trousers. Actually, I think it makes a great look. The brown Chloé cross-body bag she has worn a several other occasions. As with the bag, her new nude ballet flats has been found, by Kate, at Chloé. She managed to find that close-up I didn't find. Mary had accessorized her relaxed outfit with jewellery from both Dulong Fine Jewelry and, what I believe, is an Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen ring. I also got a glimpse of a pair of sunglasses. At first I thought it was her old leopard sunglasses from Dolce & Gabbana, but the most I look at them I think these are new, here. A lovely outfit with great potential.

The third outfit she showed of was also at the festival. She changed from ballet flats to new ECCO sneakers. From one white blouse to another. Mary matched a white t-shirt with her beige Ralph Lauren trousers worn the first time earlier this year at an Free of Bullying event. So them Mary and her husband participated the 5.7 km. Walkathon she was perfectly dressed in a practical outfit. But no complete outfit without a few accessories, which is probably why Mary had chosen to wear a cap from Cavalleris Toscana, her brown cross-body bag from Chloé, sunglasses  and jewellery from Cartier and Dulong Fine Jewelry. Do you have any favourite outfits so far? Personally, I think I will go with her second look -the white Isabel Marant blouse and new Chloé ballet flats.

Outfit No. 1
Blouse: Isabel Marant White Lace Blouse
Bracelet: Cartier Love Bracelet

Outfit No. 2
Cap: Cavalleria Toscana
Trousers: Ralph Lauren Ansly Cargo Pants
Bracelet: Cartier Love Bracelet
Bracelet: Dulong Fine Jewelry Esme
Shoes: ECCO Biom Amrap

Ideas for identification
Ring: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Love Bands Ring


-Dinner-
In the evening Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary were invited to a dinner at the Danish Embassy in Tokyo. The dinner was hosted by Ambassador Freddy Savne and his wife Lise Frederiksen. According to the official program the Crown Prince couple got the chance to enjoy some art at the Embassy lent from State Art Foundation. Unfortunately, no picture have been published nor have I been able to find any reference mentioning the dinner. So, I assume it was a more private event.