Princess Charlene's Fashion

Princess Charlene Wears A New Designer to Open Princess Grace Exhibition in Macau, China

On May 15th, Princess Charlene arrived in Macau to inaugurate "Grace Kelly From Hollywood to Monaco" exhibition in the Galaxy Macao exhibition gallery. The exhibition offers a glimpse into Princess Grace's style evolution and will continue until August 28th.

Princess Charlene Wears a black Tom Ford dress to Open Princess Grace Exhibition in Macau

Not too long ago, Prince Albert inaugurated an exhibition on the Grimaldi's in Bejing. The exhibition included Princess Charlene's Armani wedding gown and Van Cleef & Arpels Ocean tiara.

This is also not Princess Charlene's first time in China as she visited in 2012 as a global ambassador for the Special Olympics. You may also recall that Princess Charlene welcomed the Chinese President with Prince Albert at the Palais Princier in March.

Princess Charlene Wears a black Tom Ford dress to Open Princess Grace Exhibition in Macau

For this week's occasion, Princess Charlene turned the glamour ON. This dress is sleek and very demure with high neckline, low hemline, and long sleeves. But man is it figure-hugging and is the fabric so subtly sexy. It comes from a very well known designer whom the Princess of Monaco has never worn before. Who made it you ask? drum rolls, please.

Princess Charlene in Adidas and Louis Vuitton for Sainte Devote Rugby Tournament

Hallelujah, two appearances in one week. Starting with a visit to a drowning prevention session that the USA West rugby team was having while in Monaco to participate in the 2019 Sainte Devote Tournament.

The Princess of Monaco stayed true to her casual and hip style and wore Adidas Originals Black OG Adibreak Track Pants that I personally think are so cool.

The pants have a relaxed fit and are currently sold for $75 on SSense. The top, however, comes from the winter collection of the South African brand, Erre.

The Princess received a plaque from the American team.

The next, the entire family showed up to watch the tournament

 For the occasion, Princess Charlene wore a simple black top and a new leather jacket (designer unknown), and super cool Louis Vuitton cargo pants.

The pants feature a diagonal zipper and band that gives the trousers a very utilitarian vibe. I'm swooning over this pair but it's $2,530 :O

Dior sunglasses finished the sporty-chic look and may I say I'm in love with the hair and makeup?

The Curious Case of the Black Akris Coat

On January 27th, we all saw Princess Charlene step out for Sainte Devote in this black floor-length coat that garnered mixed reviews. I personally thought the look was too dark before it grew on me to be on my list for best outfits (in black), I even went so far as to describe Princess Charlene as a Medici Lady in the 21st century.

Despite how new the look was, it felt very familiar for some reason. So, I started digging with the help of the Akris team that was very helpful. Truth is, we've seen this coat before!

In 2017, Princess Charlene visited the Red Cross Headquarters for the annual Christmas gift distribution. The event was heavily photographed and we didn't get many full-length photos.

Tricking us, as HSH often likes to do, the Princess wore a grey Akris jumpsuit. A very similar style to the black one she wore a month earlier to the same venue for National Day Gift distributions. In November, Princess Charlene wore the black jumpsuit with a black cape that she later took off. In December, she wore this black coat that she kept on all day.

Looking like a simple coat, we hardly noticed that it was floor-length and didn't get to appreciate the fine seams and details, like the zippers it features on the sides.

To me, this coat is so representative of Akris's versatility. Even though a full-length coat is rather hard to wear and style, the princess pulled it off not once, but twice. While both looks are good enough to me, I prefer the 2019 Saint Devote look. Why? Because zipped up, the coat fits like a glove and you get to appreciate its details. Now that I think about it, I want to see that black jumpsuit again, maybe with red pumps?

The question is, which look do YOU prefer?

Photos: Zimbio

Princess Charlene Wears Akris to Receive The Chinese President

On Sunday Prince Albert and Princess Charlene hosted the Chinese president and his wife at the Princely Palace in Monaco.  The historic visit is a part of a European tour that the Chinese president is undertaking nowadays With the goal of strengthening China’s relationships with Europe.

Not only is this kind of visits rare to Monaco, but It’s also semi-rare appearance for Princess Charlene in the principality. 

For the visit princess her Winchells to keep it simple and in an Akris double-face wool dress and a matching Abadine jacket with pleating detail. 

The jacket is currently available on Saks Fifth Avenue for USD$2,990 and you Can buy it from HERE. The dress costs USD$1,990 you can buy it from HERE. Both are also available in pink (which I kind of which the Princess had opted for).

The shoes Princess Charlene chose were the Hearbreaker pumps from Louis Vuitton. Her sunglasses are Dior and so her Tribales pearl and metal earrings. She has several pairs of the Tribales earrings and they have proved to be a favorite of hers since 2013.

Her amazing hairdo is thanks to Stephane Madinier, the same hairdresser who attended to her hair on her wedding in 2011.

Princess Charlene was waving at Prince Jacques who was standing upstairs looking from a window. The twins later met the Chinese First Lady.

Like I said on Instagram, this outfit is unremarkable. Sure, the fit is incredible and it's elegant and timeless, but would it go down the best or worst dressed list? No. Would we remember a year from now? I doubt it. We will, however, remember the historic visit and how happy and relaxed Her Serene Highness was having the twins for the first time at such an important event. That suit, however, would be perfect for a power meeting, don't you think?

The Royal Couturier and Kemsky Celebrate Princess Charlene's 41st Birthday With A New Illustration

For the first time since The Royal Couturier launched in 2011, I've sent Princess Charlene a birthday card. I've asked you on Facebook and Instagram to send the Princess birthday wishes and nearly 300 people responded. I wanted to make Princess Charlene's 41st birthday special and the surprise is not just for HSH but for you as well. I've collaborated with Veronica Kemsky to create an illustration of Princess Charlene for her birthday card and I'm glad to finally share it with all of you.

The illustration depicts HSH having a private moment with Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella before a formal event at the palace. Prince Jacques is being quiet and sombre while Princess Gabriella, being the fairy tale princess that she is, is playing with her mother's Ocean Tiara.

What They're Wearing

Princess Charlene is depicted wearing the Monroe gown by UAE-based designer Hamda AlFahim. The halter-neck fuschia lamĂ© frock features a gathered and pleated detail across the body as it cascades into a side train.
Hamda AlFahim Monroe gown

Princess Charlene is also wearing the Nuage earrings with rubies and the Nuage bracelet with sapphires as well as a pear-shaped diamond ring, all by Graff.

Nuage Ruby Earrings by Graff Diamonds
Graff Nuage Bracelet and Diamond Ring

Hereditary Prince Jacques is wearing an Armani Junior suit and Christian Louboutin loafers while Princess Gabriella is wearing a dress by Fendi.

The background of the illustration was inspired by the South African flower Protea and Princess Charlene's namesake rose.

Do you like the illustration?

Disclosure: None of the brands mentioned above are affiliated or involved in the creation of this artwork. This illustration is the independent result of a collaboration between Kemsky and The Royal Couturier.

Photos: Fendi, Luisaviaroma, Graff, Kungligheter, Wikimedia, HamdaAlfahim

Princess Charlene Wears Akris for the 2018 Fete Nationale Gala

After an "interesting" look for the morning events for the National Day in Monaco, Princess Charlene has chosen to wow everyone with a bicolor gown.

The Princess donned a Black and White silk marocain crepe colour-block gown designed for her by Albert Kriemler for Akris.

The dress features a knee-high slit that showed off the Princess's Jimmy Choo patent pumps.

Unlike the past years, the Princess chose not to wear a coat or gloves. The gown is long-sleeved and is not backless like the past year's, so I suppose Charlene was warm enough in it... instead, she was on FIRE đŸ˜!

The gown also allows for a perfect placement of the order of St. Charles sash and medal. Charlene also wore new earrings by Repossi.

The retro hairstyle trend Princess Charlene has been sporting lately continued and she finished off her look with glamorous makeup and a red lip.

For me, this look is a total winner. Earlier today, I asked for an outfit that's "not black" and my wish has been half granted. I was secretly afraid the off-white gown and knit coat thing that has been going on for the past few years would continue, so I'm glad that Charlene chose to surprise us while staying true to herself. She might have been out-coloured by Princess Caroline, but she looks every inch the Princess of Monaco she is and the jewelry is just fabulous.

N.B: Princess Caroline was wearing a Stella McCartney cape-effect gown with Louboutin sandals. Her dress which was also worn by Queen Letizia is available on The OutNet for £ 967.

Photos: Zimbio, theoutnet

Princess Charlene in Akris for the Fete Nationale in Monaco

The National Day celebrations took place in Monaco today at the Palais Princier and the Cathedrale Notre-Dame-ImmaculĂ©e. As usual, the whole Grimaldi clan (minus Charlotte Casiraghi who has given birth recently) was there in full force. Not as usual, the whole Wittstock clan (minus Mrs. Lynette) was also there in full force.

What Did Princess Charlene Wear?

For the event, the Princess donned a Black wool crepe drop waist dress and an embroidered black and camel stand collar jacket by Akris. The custom-made ensemble was designed by Albert Kriemler for the occasion.

Princess Charlene paired the two-piece frock with Akris suede gloves and a wide-brimmed black felt hat by Gallia e Peter for Akris. The clutch the Princess held is a Giorgio Armani that she's had for years. It reappeared in Paris last week.

La Princesse de Monaco finished off her look with her Dior Tribale earrings (also worn by Pauline Ducruet today) and Givenchy knee-high leather and suede boots. These gorgeous boots are currently 40% off for $1,287 on Farfetch.

Outfit Recap
Dress and jacket: Custom Akris
Gloves: Akris
Hat: Gallia e Peter for Akris

Clutch: Giorgio Armani
Boots: Givenchy
Earrings: Dior

What do I think of this outfit?

I really like the drop waist of the dress and I'm glad to see Her Serene Highness in a larger hat, but these two don't save the outfit for me. There's no doubt it's elegant, but the jacket and its fit really age Charlene. The sleeves of the dress showing under the jacket's sleeves are bothering me a lot since this outfit was designed especially for her!

What makes me more disappointed is that there were other looks from the Akris Fall 2018 that would have made a killer base for an outfit for such an occasion.

My best dressed for the day you ask? A tie!

Beatrice Borromeo/Casiraghi and Princess Stephanie

My hopes for tonight? Anything not black!

Photos: Zimbio, Farfetch, Vogue

Princess Charlene Wears Givenchy in Paris

Photos have been all over the internet and the press has been raving for quite a few days now. The reason is simply that Princess Charlene has looked phenomenal in her last appearance in Paris. I waited because I thought she would attend Prince Charles's birthday and we'd get two amazing appearances, but Prince Albert has attended the birthday dinner solo.

In Paris however, the couple were all smiles together as they Mr. and Mrs. Macron at the Elysee. The Princess later joined Mrs. Marcon at Versailles Palace for lunch with other spouses including Melania Trump (who looked amazing in Dior).

What Did Princess Charlene Wear?


Oversized bow top


Houndstooth one-button wool coat


High waisted wide leg wool trousers 


Suede ankle boots (in black)
Mini 'Antigona' tote

What Do I Think of This Outfit?

If you've been following this blog for a while, you would know that I prefer HSH in colour, but this time I'm all for the black and grey. On a day when the whole world remembers soldiers that gave up their lives, fashion should take the backseat. The occasion calls for a sombre look, but a princess among a group of first ladies (and first gentlemen) should also dress for her rank. This look delivers on both ends. The black and grey are subdued enough while the gigantic bow and red lipstick give the flair the Princess of Monaco should have at such a gathering. We've seen a similar retro hairstyle recently at the Princess Grace Awards. Perhaps the good reviews from everyone are the reason why the Princess opted for it again this time. The makeup is perfection!

This is the first time Princess Charlene wears Givenchy, a brand that I've been hoping for her to wear for years... maybe dreams come true after all! The House of Givenchy was deeply connected to the Grimaldis at a point in time. We'll look deeper into the relationship the Maison had with Princess Grace at a later time. But for now, do you love this look as much as I do?

Photos: UPI, newmyroyals, farfetch