Princess Charlene's Fashion

12 times Princess Charlene and Charlize Theron Looked Like Style Twins!


As our Instagram hits the 10,000 followers mark (thanks, everyone!), I looked back at Princess Charlene's style over the years. And man has A LOT changed since the first time I saw a picture of her. The Princess of Monaco has been in the public eye for 12 years (she started dating Prince Albert publicly in 2006). In these years, Miss Wittstock turned Princess Charlene of Monaco dealt with several stylists, hair and makeup artists, designers, colors, and hair-lengths. The only constant, however, is the fact that she has always looked like another South African belle, Charlize Theron. Sometimes more than other of course, that is why today, I wanted to share with you a dozen times Princess Charlene and Charlize Theron looked freakishly like each other's alter ego!

1. Princess Charlene at a Ralph Lauren show in Paris, 2013 VS. Charlize Theron at a Dior screening of Sleepwalking in New York, 2007


Hairstyle, makeup, earrings, and even features are all almost identical. Princess Charlene wins this one with her amazing purple Ralph Lauren Collection gown and historic jewelry, though!


2. When they both swept their short hair to the side and wore bright makeup!



Well, Charlize did it some 5 years earlier, but still!


 3. When they both showed their sassy side with a black headband!


Charlene wore this headband with an Akris gown for the Rose Ball in 2012, Charlize did it for IFP's 21st Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards.


4.  When they styled their hair flat with a black dress



Charlize was subtle with her simple hairstyle and natural makeup at the 2014 Academy Awards in a Dior Couture gown and Harry Winston Jewelry. A year earlier, the Princess of Monaco had the same hairstyle and makeup at the Atelier Versace Spring 2013 show in Paris.

5. On a casual stroll in the US!


Put Charlize's bag with Charlene's outfit and you've got a killer look!


6. When they both had messy curls!


Left: Charlene Wittstock in a red Terrence Bray dress for the Princess Grace Awards in New York in 2008. Right: Charlize Theron in Dior attending the LA Premiere of A Million Ways To Die In The West.

7. When they both had pixie haircuts and somber looks!


Can you spot the Dior Tribal earrings Charlize is wearing? Charlene has them in several variations.


8. When they both went 60's for Dior Haute Couture!


The South African beauties both had similar hairstyles wearing Dior. For Charlene, it was to attend the Dior show in 2013, for Charlize it was the Academy Awards in 2006 in Zac Posen-looking Christian Dior gown!

9. When they both took pixie haircuts to the next level, AGAIN!


At an interview, Princess Charlene revealed that her mother and Charlize's mother used to go to the same hairdresser in Benoni. Now you'd think Charlene and Charlize share the same hairdresser themselves (they actually don't). Charlize debuted this fierce hairstyle in 2013 at the Oscars. Princess Charlene followed her footsteps last year and had this very daring buzzcut to attend the AMREF gala in Monaco.

10. When Charlize Channeled Charlene for the Met Gala.


Charlize's entire look for the 2014 Met Gala (the James Charles exhibition) reminds me of Charlene. The gown black and white, Charlene's favorite colours. It's strapless. And the jewelry is major yet subtle and understated. Even the hairstyle reminds me of Charlene's visit to Germany in 2012.
N.B: Charlene's dress is not Dior, we were wrong all these years!

11. When Charlize stole Charlene's hair (but had way better makeup)


The real question here is: Charlene's Van Cleef and Arpels Ocean Necklace or Charlize's Chopard Garden of Kalahari earrings?

12. When they both wore gold metallic dresses and red lipstick.


Have to get this one to Charlene, though. The Ralph Lauren dress is perfection while Charlize's Tom Ford looks like a gold armor, fabulous wargear if you ask me!


Do you think there's a strong resemblance between the two South African beauties?


Photos: Zimbio, Palaisprincier, Google

Princess Eugenie is engaged; my top tiara guess!

Buckingham Palace announced the engagement of Princess Eugenie of York to Jack Brooksbank earlier today. The Palace also released pictures taken today at the picture gallery in Buckingham Palace. First, let’s obsess over the handsome couple for a minute!

Princess Eugenie engagement



Second, let’s take a look at Eugenie’s gorgeous engagement ring

Princess Eugenie engagement ring


The jeweler responsible for this masterpiece is yet to be revealed, but we know that the stone is a rare Brooksbank sapphire that’s estimated to have cost Jack a whopping sum of 100k British Pounds.

Princess Eugenie engagement

Surprisingly, The Princess of York chose to repeat an Erdem dress that she has worn twice before. 
Princess Eugenie engagement dress erdem

First, she wore the Hetty embroidered silk-organza mini dress to pose for Harper’s Bazaar and another time for another event. The gorgeous dress originally retailed for $5,758 (sold out everywhere), but Eugenie rarely ever repeats clothes!

Princess Eugenie erdem dress


Thinking about Princess Eugenie’s wedding dress, I can’t imagine of a designer other than Vivienne Westwood. But I’ll leave dress speculation to a later time. For now, I'm putting all my money on one tiara .......


 The York Diamond tiara


Duchess of York wedding tiara


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The tiara was bought from the court jeweler, Garrard, and gifted to the Sarah, Duchess of York shortly after her wedding. Since it hasn't been seen since the scandalous divorce. And what's a better occasion to wear this piece of art other than Eugenie's own wedding? At least, I'm hoping so!


Which tiara do you want Princess Eugenie to wear?

Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella Christmas 2017 Fashion!


The Princely Twins made a couple of appearances in December in time for Christmas. The first was a visit to the Christmas village in Monte Carlo.



For this visit. Prince Jacques wore a Christmas sweater from the Disney store. The sweater originally cost $34.95 but is now on sale for $10.99 and you can buy it from HERE.

Princess Gabriella went a little bit more to the high-end side and wore a floral nylon coat with a fur trim by Dolce and Gabbana. The coat is now sold out but it originally retailed for $682. Last time this D&G coat was seen online, it was on sale for $409.
For the annual Christmas photo, the twins switched places. 


Prince Jacques climbed up the high fashion hill and wore an ivory white Gucci shirt that retails for $275 and you can buy from HERE.
Gabriella on the other side went for a modest, yet purely enchanting, red dress by United Colors of Benetton. The frock originally retailed for £35.95 but is now on sale £17.98 and is available on their website.
Seeing Gabriella and Jacques is always a treat for me. It's amazing watching them grow up from tiny babies (hyperlink) to the beautiful children they are now. I can't help but be concerned -from a modernist perspective- if the Gabriella is always in pink/red and Jacques is in neutral/blue just because they are expected to wear certain colours and styles based on their genders. Prince Albert and Princess Charlene said once in an interview that Gabriella likes pink, so I'm really hope she's not dressed to meet a certain stereotype!


What do you think of the twins' outfits?



Photos:Disney, benetton, gucci,luisaviaroma

Prince Albert and Princess Charlene Visit Burkina Faso

Last Sunday, Prince Albert and Princess Charlene visited Burkina Faso on what was described as "a friendly" visit (not official or state). The Princely couple arrived at night and were received by the president and the first lady.


If the suit looks familiar, that's because it is the Vanessa Gounden suit she wore to visit a kindergarten in Monaco in 2016.


I really like the jacket, but I still think it would have looked way better with a pencil skirt instead of these culottes.


On day 2, the Prince and Princess of Monaco were joined again by the presidential couple for a welcome ceremony at the Kosyam Palace followed by a visit to a preschool. For these events, Charlene repeated a Ralph Lauren double-breasted blazer and Celine cropped pants. Finishing the look was a pair of black Jimmy Choo heels and pearl earrings. Then came a dinner given in the couple's honour.


The dress the princess wore is designed by Burkina Faso's fashion house Bazem'Se Couture. Seb Bazemo, the designer behind this frock revealed that the dress was custom-made at the Princess's request.


Upon her arrival, the princess asked for a Burkina Faso-based designer to make the dress for her and that's how she was introduced to Seb who visited her in the hotel and took her measurements. four and a half hours later, this dress made of a knitted stretch fabric was delivered for the princess to wear to the dinner. I believe the clutch is one Char's Akris ostrich clutches.


On day 3, Al and Char opened the new Red Cross headquarters in a traditional dress for Albert and a traditional turban for Charlene.


Charlene and Mrs. Sika Bella Kaboré later visited a neo hospital.


Later that night, the Prince and Princess departed Ouagadougou to Monaco. 



I choose not to comment on this outfit because I'm glad she wore a dress by a local designer on the trip. Plus the couple is all smiles and the scarf is, at least, a colour.


Photos: Facebook

You Will NOT Believe Who Made Princess Charlene's "Casual" Poncho!

Princess Charlene visited the Columbus Art Gallery in Monaco last month. There, SAS La Princesse de Monaco met Mikhail Baryshnikov, the world-renowned ballet dancer. Mikhail is, however, better known for his role as Alexander Petrosky, the studio 54, artist lover of Carrie Bradshaw on Sex and The City. The guy that she waited for in the mille-feuille Atelier Versace gown at the hotel, remember? Anyway, Mikhail is very involved in arts as he opened his namesake arts center in New York in 2005.





Charlene kept it simple with a crisp white blouse with a necktie, dark jeans, and a poncho. The poncho the Princess of Monaco chose is the Rocabar from Hermes in gris.

Hermes Rocabar poncho Princess Charlene


The Hermes stable is made of 90% merino wool at 10% cashmere and features a leather detail.
You can buy it online for a whopping 1,325 USD from the Hermes website. Aside from the price tag on that poncho, I'm enamored by this look, it's simple, sophisticated and different than most of Charlene's everyday looks. Do you agree?



Photos: Hermes

Princess Charlene Wears Akris to the 2017 Monaco National Day Mass

My wish has been granted today as Princess Charlene joined the rest of the Grimaldi's today in the Palace, then at Saint Nicholas Cathedral for the day portion of the Monaco Fete Nationale celebrations.


For the grandest occasion on the Monegasque calendar, the Princess of Monaco chose to wear a custom Akris "tone-in-tone royal blue velvet coat with silk satin trimmings" and a sleek velvet shirt dress underneath.



The Princess of Monaco chose a striking navy blue felt hat, also designed by Akris, which she wore tilted à la Française. Navy blue gloves and pumps completed the look.


In the jewelry department, diamond stud earrings, probably by Cartier, were the only bling in sight. Didn't expect any more than this to be honest.



Big hat? Check. Strong colour? Check. Very flattering silhouette? Check! I'm loving this look mainly because it's the most colour a Monegasque princess has worn on National Day in YEARS! So kudos to Charlene, and kudos to Akris!



Photos: Zimbio, Akris
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Princess Charlene Wears Ralph Lauren to the Princess Grace Awards 2017

Last night Prince Albert and Princess made their much-anticipated appearance in Beverly Hills. Sex and the City star, Kristin Davis was the ceremony presenter and she looked graceful in a J Mendel dress.


The Princess of Monaco, however, chose a dress that happened to have her name from Ralph Lauren.



The "burgundy" (I would call it grape-colored) column gown is made of silk georgette covered completely in laser-cut sequins. The dress comes from the Pre-Fall 2017 collection. However, the way Charlene (the dress) looks on Charlene (the princess) is completely different than it looks on the model. Thanks to the Princess's shoulders!

I don't know if Ralph named the dress Charlene after the princess or not. But the off the shoulder neckline is VERY reminiscent of Charlene's Armani wedding gown, so who knows!


The dress retails for $10,000 but has been sold out online after the Princess wore it last night. You can keep an eye on it if it comes back in stock HERE.

Keeping everything else, Her Serene Highness paired the dress with the Celia suede pumps in bordeaux from Ralph Lauren, too. The shoes retail for $625 and you can buy them from HERE. Cartier stud diamond earrings provided the finishing touch.


While I'm very glad that Charlene went for Ralph Lauren in such a flattering silhouette and colour, I'm not so keen on the dramatic eye makeup. Kudos for trying something new yet another time, though!



Did you like this look as much as I do?


Photos: zimbio, emiratesnews, ralphlauren

Princess Charlene in Ralph Lauren for a Paramount Party

Prince Albert and Princess Charlene are now in the United States where they will be attending the Princess Grace Awards this year. Last year the awards were held in New York, this year the ceremony will take place in Beverly Hills.


For a pre-party at the Paramount Studios today, the princess of Monaco posed with actress, Sofia Milos.



For the event, Charlene chose Blaine Glen Plaid Bustier from Ralph Lauren Collection. The bustier is inspired by menswear and features pocket flaps on the side. It's available on the Ralph Lauren website for $1,990 and you can buy it from HERE.
I believe the pants Charlene paired the bustier with are the Eleanora Stretch Leather Pant from Ralph Lauren Collection, too. They are made of lambskin and are bonded rather than stitched. They also feature side zippers. I will confirm if it's them when better photos are available. But meanwhile the pants are also $1,990 and you can buy them from HERE.

Ralph Lauren Eleanora Stretch Leather Pant

Adding the final touch, Princess Charlene wore a Juste un Clou bracelet in white gold and diamond. I was wondering when she was going to embrace my favorite "casual" collection from Cartier!


Casual as it may seem, the sparkler is set with 374 brilliant-cut diamonds totaling 2.26 carats and retails for a whopping $46,700. You can also buy it on the Cartier website.


Dior's sponsorship deal with the Princess Grace Foundation expired last year, so it's rather unknown if Charlene will wear one of their designs this year or if she will venture out to another designer... Maybe Ralph again?


Who do you think she will wear this year?



Photos: Twitter, RalphLauren, Cartier

Buy Princess Charlene's Dress for ONLY $90!

in 2012, Princess Charlene attended the Amber Lounge for last time (heaven knows why she hasn't been again!).

Princess Charlene's Akris dress for 90 dollars!

Princess Charlene wore half of the Akris Spring/Summer 2012 collection, she attended the show in Paris with her mum shortly after her wedding, and the collection itself was inspired by Monte Carlo.

Princess Charlene's Akris dress for 90 dollars!

The dress was shown on the runway in forest green but Charlene had it made for her in orangey brown, why? Don't ask me! The dress is now on sale on the The Real Real for $87, this is less than 10% of its original retail value. Quite a steal, no?


Akris Knit Pleated Dress


I honestly much rather the runway version to Charlene's, that green is very cheerful. An important thing when the dress is loose-fitted, don't you think? You can buy the dress from HERE.



Photos: therealreal, vogue, zimbio