|Queen Ingrid and Queen Margrethe|
November 25, 2013
November 17, 2013
Since the Holidays are just around the corner I decided to put together a little guide to Christmas gifts for Royal-enthusiasts. Whether you are looking for gift ideas for a friend or family member or simply want to treat yourself you should be able to find something in this guide. If not, I hope you'll be inspired and entertained.
1. Tickets to "Fashion Rules" the exhibition at Kensington Palace.
If you want to see some of the dresses that belonged to Princess Diana, Princess Margaret and Her Majesty the Queen this is something for you. Tickets start at £12.40.
2. The Coronation Necklace
The Coronation Necklace is a replica of the necklace George VI gave to Elizabeth (later the Queen mother) to commemorate their coronation. The pricetag: £200.00 If you are looking for a cheaper option you might want to go with Queen Elizabeth's II coronation necklace.
3. Diana's choker
When Diana got engaged to Prince Charles she was given a 20 carat sapphire brooch by Queen Elizabeth II. Diana later added rows of pearl to the brooch so it could be worn as a choker. A replica of the choker can be found here and it's yours for only £95.00
|Princess Diana wearing her sapphire choker|
4. A Silk Tie with Christian IV's monogram
Elegant, navy silk tie with Christian IV's monogram that any male royal enthusiast would be happy to receive as a Christmas present. Get it here! Price: approximately £35.00
5. A portrait of your favorite royal.
All Posters offers a variety of quality posters. Browse their collection and you should be able to find a poster of your favorite royal. Whether you fancy a portrait of Queen Elizabeth, The Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Diana, Princess Grace of Monaco or Marie Antoinette you are bound to find it at All Posters. Prices vary.
6. A magazine subscription
Nothing beats the excitement of receiving a fresh copy of your favorite magazine. There are way to few magazines in the world that cover the topic of royals and all that comes with it. However, there are a few good ones I am fond of. Unfortunately they are not all in English but you could always make it your new years resolution to learn a new language ;) The magazines in no particular order:
- Svensk Damtidning (Swedish)
- Billed bladet (Danish)
- Hello! (English)
- Tatler (English)
- Majesty (English)
- Grazia Daily (English)
7. Books, books, books!
Dressing the Queen: The Jubilee Wardrobe
This is a book that was published earlier this year and is like the name suggests, about the Queens wardrobe. The author, Angela Kelly, a designer and dressmaker has been a personal assistant to Queen Elizabeth since 2002. In the book she describes the process of deciding on an outfit for the queen, designing it, picking out materials, the making of the outfit and what jewelry to pick and present to the queen. The book has a lot of quality photos and makes a nice coffee table book. Price: approximately $28.75
The Queen's Diamonds
Ah Diamonds! If you are a regular reader of The Queens Jewel Vault this book might be something for you. Price: $75.54
Queen Victoria's Granddaughters 1860-1918
Something for those interested in history. I have not read this one yet but it has good rating on Amazon. Check Amazon for reviews. Price: $17.70
Of course, this is just an example of the books that are available. Please browse Amazon or your local bookstore for more books.
8. The Childhood braceletWhether you are male or female you have to have the classic Childhood bracelet. Madeleine has one, Chris O'Neill has one, Crown Princess Victoria has one and even Queen Silvia has one. Get it here! Price: approximately $45 for a pack of 3 bracelets.
|The Childhood bracelet in silver from Sophie by Sophie|
9. A winter jacketDo like Madeleine, Mette-Marit, Mary, Märtha-Louise and Mabel and keep warm during winter in a winter jacket by Moncler. Prices vary.
10. A watchIf you like Madeleine's Triwa watches you should head on over to Triwa's website and browse their collection. They have a variety of beautiful, stylish pieces suitable for both men and women. Prices vary.
November 16, 2013
|Crown princess Victoria wearing a dress by Zara, November 2013|
I had earlier put up a blog post about the blue and red checkered/plaid dress Victoria was seen wearing the other day. I thought it was Gant since it was very much like their style and I found one strikingly similar to the one Victoria was wearing. However, thanks to a comment from a loyal reader (thanks again) I am now able to show you that the dress is indeed by Zara.
November 15, 2013
|Victoria wearing what seems to be a dress by Gant. The color and pattern are not identical to the one on the right but they are pretty similar. Any other ideas? Please comment below.|
This might be old news to some but the other day Victoria recycled an "old" dress we have seen her wear before. The dress is from the Fall/Winter 2010 collection of By Malene Birger. What is interesting here is that before we ever saw Victoria wear this dress Mary of Denmark was seen wearing the same dress in white in June 2010 when she attended the pre-wedding celebrations of Victoria and Daniel.
|Victoria wearing by Malene Birger in November 2013|
|Mary wearing by Malene Birger in June 2010 at Victoria and Daniels pre-wedding celebrations|
November 12, 2013
|Arriving at Bessastadir, the presidential residence in Iceland|
|Greeted by the president of Iceland, HE Olafur Ragnar Grimsson|
|Bjarni Benediktsson, Minister of finance and economic affairs, arriving at Bessastadir|
Photos: Golli/Kjartan Thorbjornsson
November 11, 2013
November 10, 2013
|If you look closely the dress has an opening in the back|
|The Michael Kors dress also has an opening in the back so I am guessing Maximas dress is by Michael Kors|
|Here is the look on the runway|
November 08, 2013
|Victoria wears Jacket, shoes and earrings by Isabel Marant for H&M, available in stores 14 November 2013|
November 07, 2013
Crown princess Victoria is in London with her husband, Prince Daniel, these days. She was spotted wearing a black and white striped dress by the talented Stella McCartney. The dress is vertically striped in the front and horizontally striped in the back. Very cute, very fashionable and Victoria looks stunning as ever.
November 06, 2013
November 05, 2013
November 02, 2013
As many of you may know, Princess Madeleine was featured in this years November issue of Swedish ELLE. I was so lucky that I was travelling through Stockholm (I don't live in Stockholm and Swedish ELLE is not available where I live) last week so I was able to grab a copy of the issue. The photos in the magazine are by Marcus Ohlsson and they are styled by Cia Jansson and Lisa Lindqwister. The issue has five different covers, all of which feature Princess Madeleine: four that are only available to subscribers of the magazine and one and the same that is available on newsstands.
|Princess Madeleine on the cover of Swedish ELLE, November 2013 available on newsstands|
On the cover above, Madeleine is wearing a coat from Gucci's 2013 pre fall collection.
|The Gucci coat, Madeleine is wearing on the cover|
|The four covers available to Swedish ELLE subscribers.|
|Shirt: Cos, skirt: By Malene Birger, belt: Gucci|
|Dress: Alberta Ferretti|
|Dress and sandals: both Ralph Lauren|
|In addition there is a photo of Madeleine sitting where she is wearing a Lanvin dress, Louis Vuitton high heels and a cuff bracelet by Chanel.|