Princess Charlene's Fashion

Princess Charlene Wears Louis Vuitton to the 2019 Monte-Carlo Film Festival

Today Prince Albert and Princess Charlene attended the closing ceremony of the 59th Monte Carlo TV Festival which is also known as the Nymph Awards.

Posing with Michael Douglas who received the Crystal Nymph Award this year, the Princess proved me right when I guessed she'd attend the event :D

Posing with Prince Albert, Princess Charlene surprised us with a white gown. Why is it a surprise? Because it's not black, and not Akris.

Princess turned to Louis Vuitton, a brand she hardly ever wears for evening gowns. The gown comes from the 2019 Pre-Fall collection and "made from luxurious silk-cady mousse, this Long Embroidered Dress is centred around a flattering gather at the waist. It is embellished with a solar motif of darkly sparkling charcoal-gray rhinestones. Shoulder pads structure the silhouette and the middle slit adds a sultry note". The dress is available on the Louis Vuitton website in both white and black (thank god she didn't go for the black one) for $7,750.

To be honest with you, I didn't like this gown in stills, it looked matronly and underwhelming, but after seeing photos of the princess walking in it, it grew on me, the dress flows nicely and the slit shows enough leg to balance out the decolletage. I also wasn't a fan of the waist but it also looks a lot better in motion.
What I haven't come around about are the shoes. Princess Charlene wore these Dior satin pumps with ankle straps. I wish she had gone for sandals, preferably silver. We know she has a lot of those.

The hair, the makeup, and the jewelry were all on fleek, though. Princess Charlene wore her Repossi engagement ring. The gorgeous earrings are Graff (which just opened a new store in Monaco). They are described as layered diamond hoop earrings "gleaming rows of round and invisibly set baguette cut diamonds are transformed into scintillating curves that flow like ribbons, contrasted with the architectural beauty of pear shape diamonds." This pair boasts 30.57 carats and you really shouldn't even think about asking how much they cost!

Do you like this look on HSH?

Photos: Zimbio, LouisVuitton, Google, Graff

5 Events We Can Expect Princess Charlene at This June

Now that we're over the Grand Prix high, I'm looking forward to more appearances of Princess Charlene this summer. So I compiled a list of 5 events Her Serene Highness is most likely to attend.

June 15th: 24 Heures du Mans 2019

Princess Charlene 24 Heures du Mans 2019

In just a few days, the Princess is expected to give the Start for the 24 Heures du Mans 2019. Pierre Fillon, President of the Automobile Club de l'Ouest: "We are delighted and proud to announce that HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco has accepted to be the starter of the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2019. Her personality symbolizes the major role that women have to lead in motorsports and in society."  This day will be very exciting for the princess who enjoys racing games (responsible racing, that is).

June 18th: Festival de Television de Monte-Carlo Nymph Awards

Festival de Television de Monte-Carlo

It's not clear yet whether Princess Charlene will attend the closing ceremony like she did last year. But there will most probably be a reception at the Palace for which the princess will be present.

June 21th: 23rd French Formula One Grand Prix

Princess Charlene French Grand Prix

Last year, Prince Albert and Princess Charlene attended the French Formula One Race Day. The actual race day is on the 23rd, but the Princess has another engagement that day, so it'll be either or, I'm happy as long as it's not neither.

June 22 - 23rd: 2nd Meeting of Grimaldi Historic Sites of Monaco

2nd Meeting of Grimaldi Historic Sites of Monaco

Last year, the entire family attended the 1st Meeting of Grimaldi Historic Sites of Monaco and Gabriella and Jacques wore the traditional Monegasque costumes. This year, we might see the entire Grimaldi clan including Her Serene Highness at the Place de Palais to watch Dances, folklore and cultural performances as well various workshops.

June 23rd: St. Jean Festivities

Princess Charlene St. Jean Festivities

The Prince and Princess did not watch the festivities from the balcony last year. I can't remember whether Princess Caroline did. But before that, Princess Charlene has always watched the festivities from the balcony, sometimes with Jacques and Gabriella. So it's safe to expect to see them again.

June 27 - 30th: Elegance and Automobile Monte-Carlo 2019

Elegance and Automobile Monte-Carlo 2019

This event is confirmed for the Prince and Princess. The Elegance and Automobile Monte-Carlo 2019 will commence on the 27th with several events taking place. On the 30th, the Prince and Princess will host an award ceremony at the Palais Princier. Since it's a gala, we should expect to see Princess Charlene in a gown.

This means we have 2 evening dresses this month, are you as excited as I am?

Princess Charlene Visits the Annenberg Foundation in California

A few days ago, Princess Charlene visited Wallis Annenberg PetSpace in California. Wallis, CEO of the Annenberg Foundation, is a friend of the Grimaldi's and has met Princess Charlene on several occasions, most notably in 2016 at the official launch of Princess Charlene's Foundation in the USA. The Wallis Annenberg Foundation has partnered with the PCF multiple times since then.

Wallis Annenberg showed Princess Charlene around PetSpace and shared with her what the organization does to promote the science and education of the human-animal bond. Princess Charlene also had the opportunity to meet and interact with some of the adoptable pets including adorable puppies that came to PetSpace from the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control.

We know Princess Charlene cares about animal welfare and rights. A few months ago, she visited a rhino orphanage in South Africa and she has owned multiple dogs since before her marriage to the Prince. She's had Monte, a chihuahua & Carlo, a Yorkie. Carlo died in an accident in 2015, and it's unknown what happened to Monte. Now the Princess has two chihuahuas, Thula & Wena (both words are isizulu and mean "keep quiet").

Did Princess Charlene adopt one of these puppies?

"Though she did not adopt from us, she loved meeting our dogs and cats that we are working to find wonderful and caring homes," said a PetSpace representative.

Style Note:

Princess Charlene wore the same jeans she wore in South Africa earlier this year. The designer is unknown and I assume she got them from South Africa.

Doesn't she look radiant with all the puppies?

Princess Charlene in Akris for the Formula 1 Grand Prix

It's the day we've been waiting for is here. The Grand Prix final took place today and it looked like a lot of fun!

The event started with the Princess posting for Monegasque Formula 1 Driver, Charles Leclerc and their new campaign with the FIA for road safety. As one of my readers said: "Her Serene Highness is not kidding in the photo for the campaign. NO SPEEDING."

Later on, as events unfolded, Lewis Hamilton won the race. German driver, Sebastian Vettel came in second and is seen in the picture above while receiving his trophy from La Princess Charlene de Monaco.

King Carl Gustaf and Prince Carl Philip of Sweden were also at the race and watched the race from the balcony with Their Serene Highnesses.

What Princess Charlene Wore

The Princess donned an Akris Black silk crêpe asymmetric long tunic, Neon asymmetric tunic with Bellini silk bottom zip pant. the ensemble comes from the Spring/Summer collection but the colours were especially changed for the Princess for the occasion.

The Princess finished off her look with a pink Akris Anouk Clutch, diamond stud earrings, and black Dior pumps and sunglasses.

Charlene's hair was done by Stephane Madinier. I am loving the curls.

What do you think of this look?

Photos: Vogue, Zimbio, Dailymail

Princess Charlene in Akris for the First Day of the Monaco 2019 Grand Prix 🇲🇨

It's this time of the year again. Celebrities of all kinds are flocking into the Cote d'Azur for Cannes Film Festival, the galas, and last but not least, The Grand Prix de Monaco.

The highlight of the Monegasque summer calendar kicked off today with a very important cause that Princess Charlene has been involved in lately, road safety. Joined by Prince Albert, Charlene de Monaco received Mr. Jean Todt, President of the Federation Internationale de L'automobile, the organization of which Princess Charlene is now a special ambassador.

On this occasion, Jean Todt presented the new banner of the #3500Lives campaign, bringing together HSH Princess Charlene and Charles Leclerc, Monaco's Formula 1 driver to raise awareness about road safety. According to the FIA, 3500 people die in accidents every day, 50% of which are pedestrians. The campaign video shows Her Serene Highness asking drivers to look carefully for pedestrians while driving.

Style note: Princess Charlene wore an Akris Nappa Leather jacket that she first wore to present Novak Djokovic with his Laureus Award in 2015.

After that, Their Serene Highnesses went down to the tracks to greet members of the Red Cross and say hi to the drivers, including the renowned, Lewis Hamilton.

The Princess ditched the prescription glasses for reflective sunglasses, added a red cross (?) lapel pin and carried a clutch.

What Charlene Wore

The Princess chose an olive-green Akris wide-leg crop jumpsuit from the Spring 2019 collection. The silk jumpsuit features a self-tie that HSH draped to the left side.

The beige version of the jumpsuit is currently on sale on Moda Operandi for $1,434.

The Princess wore a silk Akris lapel collar jacket on top of her jumpsuit. the jacket is very light as the sleeves are sheer.

The beige version of this jacket is also currently on sale on Moda Operandi for $2,394.

The big clutch Princess Charlene carried is the GIVENCHY Antigona Envelope Clutch in brown. This clutch is so classy and very distinguishable. It's currently available in black on Net-A-Porter for $1,395.

The Princess swept her now mid-length hair to the side and it is looking GOOD thanks to Stephane Madininer. Her simple natural makeup was done by Rubi Long who has worked with the princess extensively in the past.

Now the question is do you prefer the princess with prescription glasses or sunglasses?

Photos: Dailymail, akris, modaoperandi, palais princier

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?