Princess Charlene's Fashion

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?

GIVENCHY

Oversized bow top
$2,530


GIVENCHY

Houndstooth one-button wool coat
$5,290


GIVENCHY

High waisted wide leg wool trousers 
$1,635


GIVENCHY

Suede ankle boots (in black)
£770
GIVENCHY
Mini 'Antigona' tote
$2,275

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

Princess Charlene Wears Oscar de la Renta to the Monte-Carlo Gala For The Global Ocean 2018

The Monte-Carlo Gala For The Global Ocean 2018 is happening right now at the Opera Garnier in Monaco with Prince Albert and Princess Charlene in attendance. The inaugural ball took place last year and since then the gala has been one of the most important events in Monaco. Last year, Leonardo Dicaprio was the star of the show, this year it's Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom.


For the occasion, Princess Charlene of Monaco chose Oscar de la Renta. The gorgeous navy caftan dress features an illusion shoulder with sparkling silver sequins and a caped back. I can't wait for videos to see this gown flowing.


The gown is currently available on the ODLR website for $3,690.




The embroidery on this gown takes it from an ordinary cape dress to an amazing frock. and I think the illusion shoulder highlights Princess Charlene's shoulders in the most feminine way. Char rarely ever wears dresses that are not form fitting, and as amazing her body looks in them, I'm glad she's trying something new, and boy, did she knock out of the park this time!


For the accessories, Charlene stuck to her master plan of one big gun, is this case, it's a gigantic Graff Diamonds cuff. I'm in love!

I'll update this post with close-ups and videos once they become available. But so far, the makeup looks simple with a pink lip and the hair swept up.



What do you think of this look?

Princess Charlene Wears Atelier Versace to the 2018 Red Cross Gala

Prince Albert and Princess Charlene are at the 70th Red Cross Ball right now, probably dancing the night away. We looked at Princess Charlene's possible looks yesterday and we agreed that Atelier Versace was a strong possibility,  BUT I never expected THIS!


This gown is just beyond. After last year's uber-modern, alien-chic look, I didn't expect this out-of-this-world creation! The Princess of Monaco looks phenomenal in a "fully beaded Atelier Versace gown with a degrade scale Swarovski motif in the tones of blue, gold and crystal."


Charlene wore blue silk satin sandals and a silver clutch, both also by Versace. 



While the color is somewhat similar to last years, the entire look has a completely different feel. Charlene worked with a lot of designers and she often seemed to be wearing the same thing even when she wasn't. This has never been the case with Versace, each piece they created for her looks distinctly different from the other. This is not just a matter of the frocks being couture, but also a matter of Donatella and her team being geniuses. 


Just look at how statuesque she looks, I can't wait for videos to see all these fish scale details flowing 😍


As you can see in previous pics, the Repossi engagement ring made an appearance, and Her Serene Highness paired it with a wrap-around bracelet and a diamond earcuff, by Repossi too, I believe... but still waiting for a confirmation...


This hair length is perfection and the new do is just what the dress needed. Usually, Charlene plays with her eyeshadow and this time was no exception, I love how the blue and the silver blend in to match the dress.

Do you love this look as much as I do?


Note 1: Thanks to the Versace PR team for the very fast confirmation and full details of this masterpiece!
Note 2: Will update the post with videos and confirmation from Repossi as I get them. 


Photos: Zimbio, Versace

7 Breathtaking Gowns I Want Princess Charlene to Wear to the Red Cross Ball

The 70th Red Cross Ball is tomorrow and I couldn't be more excited. Now that the Princess stopped going to the Bal de la Rose, this is the most glamorous event on her calendar. We did two throwbacks on Instagram, you can view them HERE and HERE. But this did not satisfy my cravings for neither gowns nor jewelry. So I roamed the best online retailers and found the most perfect dresses for Her
Serene Highness.
Warning: Dresses get more $$$$ as you scroll down!

1. Oscar De La Renta One-Shoulder Draped Gown


The pink gown is a dream, it's glamorous and sexy and really suits Princess Charlene's style. Not only would the one shoulder neckline look amazing on her figure, but also it sets the stage for some major jewelry. The bow on the shoulder is just the cherry on top.


Price: $3,947 (50% off)
Where: Farfetch


2. Oscar De La Renta Strapless Scoop Neck Gown


This gown gives me some very serious Vivienne Westwood vibes, A label I would very much like to see on Charlene. The frock is very minimalistic.... which is perfect to take the Infinite Cascade necklace for an outing 7 years after the first (and last) time we saw it. #BringTheNecklaceBack.



We all know the Princess of Monaco loves her metallic gowns, I think this D&G would be no exception. It's quite similar to the Ralph Lauren Collection she wore last year to the Princess Grace Awards, but it has certain qualities that make it unique.  Although I'd be really happy if she wore this frock, In all honesty, I'm more excited about D&G as a designer for Charlene than I am for the dress as it's a bit too similar to last year's Versace number.

Price: $6,495

4. Carolina Herrera Off-Shoulder Bow Dress


As expected from Carolina, this is the perfect combo between glam and comfort. This dress is a show stopper by all means. the pockets make it cozy, and the A-line silhouette makes walking a breeze. Infinite Cascade for this one, too?

Price: $5,290
Where: Farfetch

5. Marchesa Beaded Tulle Metallic Gown

Okay, I know she wouldn't wear this, but then again, wouldn't she? She's taken so many fashion risks over the years that I think this could just be possible... Some simple Cartier earrings and she's READY. TO. SLAY!

Price: $8,995

6. Naeem Khan Embellished Tulle Gown


One of those gowns that speak for themselves and yourself. It's SUPER sexy without having to show too much skin... I wouldn't even ask for too much jewelry with it... you know, just a casual tiara...
Price: $10,995
Where: Net-A-Porter

7. Atelier Versace


Will Donatella work her charms this year, too? I sure think so. The gown above may not be the one Charlene ends up wearing, but whatever Atelier Versace designs for Charlene, We'll love it, k?

Price: $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Where: They'll come to you, fly in for fittings, dress comes with a magic wand that makes it fit like a glove!

Princess Charlene Recycles Louis Vuitton Coat to Visit the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg

Princess Charlene is in Johannesburg. A few days ago, she attended the 16th Nelson Mandela lecture and meeting with Obama.


Yesterday, the Princess visited the Nelson Mandela Foundation headquarters to attend a presentation on the Foundation's projects and to deliver a speech. The Princess Also met with Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Richard Branson.



The Princess gifted Desmond Tutu with a photo of the twins, and she could be seen exchanging a joke with him about it.

Before we talk about the clothes, let me remind you that it's currently winter in South Africa. Okay? Now, the Princess wore a Louis Vuitton coat that she first wore in London in 2016 to meet with Sir Tim Laurence and to visit Westminister Abbey.


With the PreFall 2016 coat, the Princess repeated a pair of Christian Dior Black Glazed Leather and Kidskin Pumps, from 2013 this time. Charlene has this style is several colours and she has shown her love for them all over the years. Char probably realized that she needed to make up for it being a repeat and brought one of her big gun pearl earrings. I believe this is the Graff Diamonds pair she wore to the Grand Prix in 2016.



I've been in love with this coat since I first saw it, so I'm glad it got another outing, 'tis a $5,000 coat after all. Charlene has been repeating a lot lately, though..... I wonder why 🤔🤔🤔


Do you like this coat?


Photos: Louisvuitton, palaisprincier, Dior


Princess Charlene Wears Erre & Carolina Herrera to the #FTV2018

A few days ago. Princess Charlene and Prince Albert hosted a bunch of celebs at the Palais Princier in honor of the Monte-Carlo TV Festival. The Palace did not release any pictures from the event but Shemar Moore posted a photo that gave us a glimpse into the event.



The Princess wore a dress by Erre, a South African brand that she was introduced to in April when she posed for the cover of Rooi Rose. The princess liked their designs and went home to Monaco with some of their pieces. A while later Erre made this white dress for the princess. According to the designer, the dress is made in Ivory crepe Jersey. It features multiple layers of soft neck fabric draped across the shoulders who create a powerful silhouette. The princess's hair was made by Kevin Smeenk and her makeup was made by Rubi Long. I'm digging this look on the princess; it's modern, it's glamorous,  and most importantly it supports emerging talents.



Erre has a selection of their product available on their website. However,  this dress is no longer available for purchase as it's from the 2017 collection. Check out their website HERE to see what they have to offer, their prices are very reasonable for the quality, and they ship worldwide.
 If you're as in love with this dress as I am,  you'd be happy to know that I've located some dresses that look a lot like it.
This DKNY dress features sleeve ruffles that highlight the shoulders just like Charlene's. It's even made and crave Jersey as well. It's currently on sale for $50.99 down from $129. You can buy it from HERE.



For a slightly sexier look, This BCBGeneration dress is a great pick with its v-neck and mini A-line skirt. this is also on sale for $67 down from $130. You can buy it from Saks Off Fifth.

The next day the princess attended the golden nymph Awards add the Grimaldi Forum. For this occasion, the princess donned beige/gold//cream/off-white ball gown by Carolina Herrera.


The Gown comes from the Icon collection, a stable collection that you can buy all year round from Carolina. what makes the gown special is that it features of V-neck with a pleading detail and a gathered skirt that descends into a short train.

The Gown is absolutely gorgeous $4,990, a small price to pay for all of this, although I'm not sure my bank would agree. The frock is available in black and you can buy it from Saks Fifth Avenue from HERE

Looking at this frock on the princess I can't help but wish she wore it in the pink I shared on Instagram.  the fit also seems a little off,  given the princess in the water bike challenge in the morning,  it's probably likely that she did not have time for a fitting that day.

A Charlene in jewelry is a Charlene I'm always here for, I feel like these gorgeous Repossi earrings would have looked better on a different dress. In fact, this frock actually needed a necklace more than it needed such dramatic earrings. But I can't complain about jewelry... Ever!


I can, however, complain about the makeup. The princess has done way better in the past and recently hair makeup game was on fleek.  so, I'm left a little disappointed by The Beauty look for the night.  I do not like the pink eyeshadow nor do I like the nude lip.  when the color of the dress is blergh,  the least you can do Spruce it up with some glamorous Makeup. Sadly this time, the princess's makeup artist that did not deliver.


Would you like me to find Copy-Char versions of this dress?




Prince Jacques Wears Fendi to the Grand Prix

As I promised on Instagram, I got news about Prince Jacques. on May 25th, when Jacques and Gabriella joined their parents to visit the racetrack. We've covered Princess Charlene's outfit before, but since then, I found Jacques' jeans.


The Prince was wearing a Mercedes-AMG Petronas Petronas shirt by Tommy Hilfiger and Ray-Ban sunglasses. The jeans are the most interesting part, though!

Mommy dressed the little prince in Fendi Monster Jeans. Why are they called Monster?

Because the cutest monster EVER is on the back pocket of the pair. You can see it on the Prince in the picture below.

What's not so cute about these jeans? They're $390. Well, they were as they're no longer available. I feel like Princess Charlene enjoys dressing up the twins. Maybe as she's shopping for them, she'll explore some of these designers for herself, too? Can you imagine her in a Fendi dress? ❤️


Do you like these jeans on Prince Jacques?


Photos: Farfetch, palaisprincier, dailymail

The Ultimate Guide to Princess Charlene's Grand Prix 2018 Wardrobe!

Last weekend was full of events for the Princely family of Monaco. Princess Charlene Of Monaco, Who had not been seen in a while, was the center of attention once again. Starting on Friday, the Chris And Princess of Monaco Visited The Grand Prix Racetrack where they met Lewis Hamilton (before he called the race "boring") with the twins.


The Princess sported a black leather jacket with a simple white top. Look at Prince Jacques in his cute little Ray Bans!


On her wrist, is a new watch that first appeared at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters in April. Safe to assume it's Rolex, what do you think?

The princess wore Dior sunglasses and her hair was done by Kevin Smeenk.

On the next day, The Prince and Princess of Monaco visited the pit lane. The princess was serving race driver realness with her outfit in a khaki jumpsuit/overall/coverall.


This khaki Ralph Lauren coverall work perfect for the occasion as they look exactly like the coveralls some of the drivers wear. If you're following us on Instagram, You'll find out that this ensemble is inspired by one of the pieces Mr. Ralph wore himself. However, this particular piece comes from the RRL line.



This Ralph Lauren coverall is described on the website as

Relaxed-fitting coverall made from stretch cotton twill. Inspired by 1960s US military flight suit with quarter-top front pockets and asymmetrical patch pockets. Waistband adjusters. Leather zipper pull. Snapped buttons. Drawstring hem.


La Princesse de Monaco paired this coverall with what appeared to be purple sandals. What a closer look, you can see that these sandals are actually multicolored. The colors are black, dust, and pecan with a bit of purple and pink. This little party on HSH's feet comes from Jimmy Choo and is called Holly. Holy, features a towering 5-inch heel and is now sold out.



Once again, the mystery watch made an appearance, Kevin Smeenk did the Princess's hair and THE PRINCESS DID HER OWN MAKEUP!

Princess Charlene hair and makeup 2018


That same day, Their Serene Highnesses visited the visited the stands of the association of the physically challenged. The Princess repeated the same Diane Von Furstenberg Gwynne jumpsuit she wore last year to the same event. Did she forget or will this be the annual uniform for the visit? 🤔


That night, the Prince and Princess hosted a cocktail reception in the Palace. Unfortunately, the palace did not post any pictures of the Princely Couple... If any guest is reading this, please email me pics :P


The next day was equally busy for CharChar. By 11 am, La Princesse was dressed to the 9s and stepping out of her Lexus on a visit to the maternity wing at the Princess Grace Hospital Centre for Mothers Day. This where the princess herself has given birth to Jacques and Gabriella.


HSH visited the mothers of 8 babies and handed them presents and flowers. One of the mothers took to Instagram to share the present. Anyone know who the sainte on the pendant is?

Right after that, the Princess joined Prince Albert and headed for the F1 finals!


So many things happened this year, Daniel Ricciardo finally won, drank champagne in his shoe, offered the prince and princess a swig from the bottle, they fake-drank, and Vettel sprayed everyone on the podium with his Carbon bottle.


All very unprecedented, all VERY cute and shows how laidback the Grimaldis are!

Charlene's dress got very mixed reviews with people either loving or hating it, no grey area. Honestly, I didn't like the dress until I saw it in action, it's modern and flowed very gracefully as she moved in it. Charlene had never worn a maxi dress to the Grand Prix before, but with the fringed hem, the dress is very practical and looks very comfortable. To sum up, i'm on the Loving-It Team.

The dress is available on Bergdorf Goodman's website for $3,990, you can buy it from HERE.
Akris Anouk Superstripe Patchwork Envelope Shoulder Bag
Charlene paired the dress with the Anouk Superstripe Patchwork Envelope Shoulder Bag which also available on Bergdorf's for $1,390 and you can buy it from HERE.



The shoes are from Dior, but something tells me y'all already knew that. Char has several of those, something tells me the choice of shoes was a last-minute decision, especially since these shoes are from the 2015 collection, the Princess never wore them publicly though.
Dior pumps

You can score similar Dior pumps from Ebay for $375.


Kevin Smeenk was once again to thank for the Princess's hair. Char's makeup skills came in handy again as she did her own makeup. Her earrings are Cartier, and her Repossi engagement ring made a rare appearance.


Then the night came, and it was dark and full of beads (sorry had to!)
Princess Charlene Grand Prix gala Ralph Lauren fall 2017

The couple looked really dapper, Char donned a black Ralph Lauren Collection gown with a black leather jacket. If you've been following Charlene for years like I have, you'd know this isn't the first time she wear a leather jacket with a Ralph Lauren evening dress. Remember the 2013 Rose Ball? Gotta say, I much prefer it this time around!
Princess Charlene Grand Prix gala Ralph Lauren fall 2017

The gown comes from the 2017 collection. This is the collection Mr. Ralph showed with his collection of cars, so it's only fitting that Charlene would wear one of the dresses to a car racing event, right?
Princess Charlene Grand Prix gala

The simple dress is fully beaded and is not available online, but similar dresses from the collection appeared on Moda Operandi for around $12,000. WOWZA!
Princess Charlene Grand Prix gala

The earrings from the day race stayed, Kevin Smeenk put the Princess's hair in a big do (do you notice how lush and healthy her hair is now?) and Eugenie Lurvink did the Princess's makeup.


Which of these looks is your favorite?

Photos: Purepeople, palaisprincier, bergdorfgoodman, dailymail, vogue, bet-a-porter