Princess Charlene's Fashion

Worn in Week: Princess Charlene Fashion Week and Circus Appearances

Over the past two weeks Princess Charlene has made a few appearances. She started with attending the Opening Ceremony of Monte-Carlo 37th International Circus Festival on January, 17 along with her husband, Princess Stephanie and Pauline Ducruet.

For the occasion, The Princess wore a brown leather skirt, a leather blouse, and a repeated coat worn few times, when leaving Italy for example.

The Princess of Monaco teamed her outfit with leather gloves in brown and her Stuart Weitzman 5050 boots first worn in New York Last year.
you can shop the boots from Stuart Weitzman website HERE, They retail for €550

Princess Charlene's Stuart Weitzman boots

The boots are described on the website as:
Iconic to the Stuart Weitzman brand, 5050 is an over-the-knee boot with an elastic back for added comfort and fit. Available in soft nappa and rich suede's.
  • Pull on
  • 15 mm heel
  • Suede, Leather Footbed, Rubber Sole
  • Made in Spain

Next Charlene had an interview with Radio Monaco on January, 18.

She wore a simple top, and that's all we know about the outfit. You can listen to interview HERE.

Charlene flew to Paris to attend the Versace Spring/Summer 2013 Couture fashion show on January, 20.

Princess Charlene wearing Versace

For the event, Charlene wore a Versace metal mesh coat which is available on Versace online store HERE, the coat now retails for $3063 after being marked down from $6125.

The coat is described on the website as:

Silver colour metal mesh — Donatella Versace's favourite material of the season graphically structures this black wool cashmere coat. The roundish shoulder contrasts with the general straight cut of the knee length coat and its linear mesh inserts in the front and sleeves. Leather belted cuffs with metal buckles accentuate the sleeves. Combine this coat with metal heeled boots to keep the tough beat up.

Under that dress, The former Charlene Wittstock wore the Metal Mesh Shift Dress from Versace, which is also available online and on sale for $1938 instead of $3875, you can buy this dress from HERE.

Charlene completed her look with knee-high boots and black tights.

I'm on edge with this outfit, while it amazes me how edgy it is without being inappropriate, I think the coat is two sizes too big, and doesn't fit her well!
But I love that she's finding her way in Versace and other designers, although I think Donatella picked this outfit for her. I also love the look without the coat.

Princess Charlene and Donatella Versace

The very next day Charlene von Monaco attended the Dior Spring/Summer 2013 couture show.

Her Serene Highness looked amazing in an all black outfit. Charlene wore black Dior trousers, and a black Dior top that comes from the fall 2012 collection.

Charlene carried a black Lady Dior bag and wore ballet shoes from Dior.

The shoes are available for online ordering in different colors, Blue or Beige, the blue pair is described as:

 These lagoon-blue stitched leather loafers decorated with a pistachio-green patent leather trim reinterprets the cannage motif in a modern design. The 1 cm heel structure is extremely comfortable

I absolutely love this look, with Charlene's 60's bouffant hair, diamond stud earrings and wedding band!
Charlene ended up her series of appearances with attending the Monte-Carlo 37th International Circus Festival Awards Ceremony on January 22 with Albert, Pauline and Stephanie.
 Let us admire the three ladies, P.S: Pauline was wearing a Versace for H&M dress.

 A royal thumbs up for Stephanie for finally wearing a dress with an appropriate hemline, won't speak about the shoes, nor tights, I'll just look at the bright side, or in this case the covered-up thighs.

Charlene wore a black coat possibly designed by Versace or Akris, underneath she wore a black dress which is also unidentified and a black sequined jacket by Akris.

But the stand out in this outfit is Charlene's pumps, I had a hard time identifying them until I found out they are the Metal Heel Pumps by Versace in gold. You can purchase the silver one from HERE, for £ 515, The grey and silver version is sold out but it was on sale and marked down to  £258.
Versace pumps

Charlene had her hair in a retro style and bright lipstick completed her look, I just love it when she shakes it up a little!

The royal find: 

Apparently, Charlene was not alone in Paris Fashion Week, her friend Isabell Kristensen was with her, but while Char sat in the front row, Isabell gladly took her place in the second in the two shows.

Princess Charlene and Isabell Kristensen attend the Versace Show

Princess Charlene and Isabell Kristensen attend the Dior show

What did you think of Charlene's appearances? And which was your favorite?

Photos: Royaldish, Versace, Myroyals, Dior, Purepeople, StuartWeitzman

Celebrating Princess Charlene's Birthday: 35 Favorite Pieces of Her

Today Princess Charlene celebrates her 35th birthday, Happy Birthday, Princess!

To celebrate her birthday I decided to do a round up of 35 pieces of clothes and jewelry that are really magnificent and defined Charlene's style over the years.

Daytime looks and shoes:

From top left:
  1.  During Grand Prix in 2012 wearing Akris race cars dress.
  2. Walter Steiger taper toe curved heel pumps (first pic). 
  3.  Visiting Ireland, 2011. 
  4.  Attending a mass 2011. 
  5. Wearing Dior to Dior Couture show 2012.
  6.  Receiving the Croatian president shortly after her marriage, wearing what we assume to be her Armani Privè wedding brunch dress that she never wore to the brunch!
  7. Meeting the emperor and empress  of Japan during an official visit after the engagement in 2010.
  8. Attending the Fete Nationale in Monaco in 2010.
  9. Attending Akris Spring/Summer 2013 fashionshow wearing Akris.
  10. Attending the Queen's Diamond Jubilee reception.
  11. Lady Dior bag (Same pic).
  12. Meeting President Jacob Zuma during her honeymoon, 2011.
  13. Meeting Pope Benedict XVI,2013.
  14. Jimmy Choo Vikki pumps (below)

Casual outfits:

17. Visiting her wedding concert preparations, FAB necklace!  
18. Cheering for Le Clos in London 2012.

Cocktail looks:

20. Attending a concert prior to the wedding in 2011, wearing Lanvin (The one and only time)!

Princess Charlene's favorite evening looks and jewelry: 

21. Wearing Dior gown in Japan, the gown was later altered to be strapless.
22. Wearing Repossi set consisting of earrings, bracelet and a ring (same pic).
23. Wearing Armani Privè to Crown Princess Victoria's wedding in 2010.
24. Another Armani Privè for the Red Cross Ball in 2010.
26. Wearing an Akris gown to the Red Cross Ball in 2011.
27. Wearing her Van Cleef and Arpels Tiara/Necklace as a necklace (Same pic).
28. Attending the Red Cross 2012 Ball.
29. Repeating an unidentified dress to attend an official dinner by the German president, 2012.
30. Attending The Ballo del Giglio in 2012 in costum Gucci.
31. For the pre-wedding dinner the then Charlene Wittstock wore an amazing costum Akris.
32. Dior for the Princess Grace Awards in 2011.
33. Charlene's first black tie appearance in 2006, the designer is unidentified (of course), and while most of you found it to resemble a Christmas tree, I actually quite liked it!

34. Best relevant photo:

     Taken for Vogue in 2011, with the swimsuit and everything, it just looks so Charlene!

Best outfit for the wedding:

35. Designed by Karl Lagerfeld himself, this outfit, hairdo, makeup, earrings and necklace (by Tabbah) were just perfect!

Over the years, Which was your favorite look from Charlene?

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Pics: Google, Vogue, MyRoyals, Jimmy Choo

When The Spanish Get Glamorous!

Last night, January 23rd the Spanish Royal Family -headed by King Juan Carlos who was joined by his wife, Queen Sofia, his son Crown Prince Felipe and his daughter-in-law Prince Letizia- attended a reception for foreign ambassadors.

For this event which took place at the Royal Palace in Madrid our royal ladies went for glamorous looks, yes when it comes to Spain, Spain's royal family, and Spain's financial situation that's as glamorous as it can get!

Queen Sofia wore a flowing mint blue gown (What's with mint blue with royals?) with weave details on the waist and the cuffs. The Queen complimented her outfit with several bracelets and a lovely pearl necklace, Sofia did the best with that low-key, it just can't be more glamorous without being fussy!

Letizia went for an all red look, wearing a new Felipe Varela gown with lace inserts and lace appliquès. Letizia's look is matchy-matchy-matchy, but somehow it manages to look not too matchy, if there's something like that. Leti kept it minimal when it comes to jewelry wearing just earrings!

What do you think of these look? And do you think we'll see these ladies in tiaras any soon?

Pics: Zimbio

Princess Charlene Wears Dior to The Vatican

This morning, Prince Albert and Princess Charlene attended Audience With Pope Benedict XVI in Vatican City, Vatican.

Prince Albert and Princess Charlene meeting the Pope

For the occasion Princess Charlene chose an amazing Christian Dior off-white dress and coat.

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No one knows exactly if the princess was granted the Privilège du Blanc, which only the Catholic Queens (monarchs or consorts) (Queen Sofia of Spain, Queen Paola of The Belgians, Queen Fabiola of Belgium and Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa of Luxembourg) are eligible for, because if Charlene wasn't, then she has made quite a mistake. But since dress codes are usually sent clearly, royals usually stick to protocols and dress codes, and Charlene specially prefers to stay on the safe side when it comes to important and official engagements, I think she was granted the Privilege recently.
Princess Grace never wore anything but black when visiting a pope in Vatican!


Princess Charlene's outfit is confirmed to be by Dior. It's a regular piece from the boutique (not costum made, not Haute Couture), although not seen on the runway, maybe it's one of those pieces produced regularly! 

The outfit was described to be "in crème colour lace and netwear" (probably the representative meant knitwear(?))

Charlene teamed her dress and coat with a spectacular white mantilla that looks like an antique piece, beige gloves and an Akris Purse.  

The Princess of Monaco completed her attire with what I believe to be her Vikki pumps by Jimmy Choo.

I'm Absolutely loving this outfit, and I just love it when Charlene of Monaco wears Dior, she's looking so chic and put-together and most importantly: appropriate (if she's allowed to wear white).

And I love her makeup and mantilla. 


UPDATE: The Vatican's Press office has confirmed in its statement that Charlene was allowed to wear white, which means that the Privilege of White was extended to her too.

What Do you think about Princesse Charlène in Vatican and her outfit

P.S: We're on a hiatus for a few days, my less than royal exams!

photos: JimmyChoo, RoyalForums, MrRoyals.