Princess Charlene's Fashion

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?

The Royal Couturier and Kemsky Celebrate Princess Charlene's 41st Birthday With A New Illustration

For the first time since The Royal Couturier launched in 2011, I've sent Princess Charlene a birthday card. I've asked you on Facebook and Instagram to send the Princess birthday wishes and nearly 300 people responded. I wanted to make Princess Charlene's 41st birthday special and the surprise is not just for HSH but for you as well. I've collaborated with Veronica Kemsky to create an illustration of Princess Charlene for her birthday card and I'm glad to finally share it with all of you.

The illustration depicts HSH having a private moment with Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella before a formal event at the palace. Prince Jacques is being quiet and sombre while Princess Gabriella, being the fairy tale princess that she is, is playing with her mother's Ocean Tiara.

What They're Wearing

Princess Charlene is depicted wearing the Monroe gown by UAE-based designer Hamda AlFahim. The halter-neck fuschia lamé frock features a gathered and pleated detail across the body as it cascades into a side train.
Hamda AlFahim Monroe gown

Princess Charlene is also wearing the Nuage earrings with rubies and the Nuage bracelet with sapphires as well as a pear-shaped diamond ring, all by Graff.

Nuage Ruby Earrings by Graff Diamonds
Graff Nuage Bracelet and Diamond Ring

Hereditary Prince Jacques is wearing an Armani Junior suit and Christian Louboutin loafers while Princess Gabriella is wearing a dress by Fendi.

The background of the illustration was inspired by the South African flower Protea and Princess Charlene's namesake rose.

Do you like the illustration?

Disclosure: None of the brands mentioned above are affiliated or involved in the creation of this artwork. This illustration is the independent result of a collaboration between Kemsky and The Royal Couturier.

Photos: Fendi, Luisaviaroma, Graff, Kungligheter, Wikimedia, HamdaAlfahim