Worn in Week: Pregnant Princess Charlene Wears Dior and Akris

Busy week for Princess Charlene that hadn't been seen for over a month. On the 28th, the princess was awarded the honorific distinction of Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Star of Italy in a ceremony at the Italian Embassy in Monaco.


Charlene received the decoration in the presence of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco from the hands of the Italian Ambassador to Monaco as a reward for her "worldwide humanitarian and philanthropic action and initiatives for the protection of children and the values of Sport and Her strong attachment to Italy".

You might remember that the princely couple visited Italy in 2012 where they attended the Ballo del Giglio (one of only 2 times when Char wore Gucci).


For the ceremony, the princess chose a sleeveless two-tone Dior dress. This has to be the best maternity dress ever. The line of the blue overlay makes a brilliant camouflage and almost totally hides the bump (which got some of you wondering). Dior hasn't confirmed whether the dress is custom made or not, so I'm not exactly sure if it's "technically" a maternity dress. Anyways, Char paired it with her pearl stud earrings.


Yesterday, Charlene de Monaco was presented with a Certificate of Irish Heritage at the Princely Palace. Charlene's ancestor, the Fagans of Feltrim were one of the most financially successful gentlemen-merchant families in Ireland during the 16th century. You can know more about Char's generous ancestors (they built a university) HERE.
was presented with a Certificate of Irish Heritage - See more at: http://www.independent.ie/life/travel/ireland/princess-charlene-of-monacos-irish-ancestry-revealed-30471760.html#sthash.t6arpCTZ.dpuf


To receive her certificate, Charlene rolled out of bed, put on what looks like a custom Akris (I'm yet to get that confirmed), tucked her hair away from her face and smiled the largest smile a tired, pregnant lady can smile. You can click on the photo for a larger view of the brilliant seams of the dress. Charlene's choice of shoes for both events isn't known but maybe she ditched her heels already!


What do you think of Charlene's maternity style so far?

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Photos: Palais Princier de Monaco.


Who Wore It Better, Princess Charlene or Penelope Cruz?

Back in May 2007, Charlene Wittstock attended the Grand Prix Gala at the Monte Carlo Sporting Club wearing this gown.


Months earlier, Penelope Cruz wore the same Dior dress to attend the "Volver' Premiere at the New York Film Festival in October 2006.


They both accessorized the "One-shoulder silk-chiffon gown with an inbuilt corset, side zip closure, silk buttons on side for contoured fit and silk slip beneath the layers beaded with diamante accents that was designed by John Galliano for Christian Dior" with silver sandals and clutch.


While I prefer how the gown itself looks on Charlene, I'm leaning more towards Penelope for the impeccable styling, hair and makeup compared to Charlene's messy locks and barely-there makeup.



So, the decision is yours:






Photos: Purepeople.com, popsugar.com, newsgab.com

Princess Charlene Jewelry-Pedia: Dior Flower Earrings

As promised, Princess Charlene Jewelry-Pedia is our new feature on the blog. Here we will discuss each piece worn by Charlene ever since she made her first public appearance.

So today we'll start with one of the new, lesser-known earrings.

Princess Charlene wearing Dior Earrings




In the photo shoot that was done in the Princely Palace and for Vanity Fair Italia and Gala magazines, Her Serene Highness wore a black Dior sweater and these flower earrings.


Close up of Princess Charlene earrings.

This pair comes from "Milly sous la neige" collection from Dior's Haute Joaillerie. I believe this collection was released in 2010, but this, as far as I'm concerned, is Charlene's first time to wear these earrings.

They are thought to have retailed for about 5000$.


What do you think of these earrings?
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Photos: fondationprincessecharlene.mc, myprestigium.com