Monday, January 26, 2015

Fashion ID: Princess Charlene in Tibi

As we had a flashback yesterday for Princess Charlene's birthday, let's have another one today, this time to just a couple of years ago.


Princess Charlene wore this dress in July 2013 to attend the 150th anniversary of Monte-Carlo SBM.

Princess Charlene in Tibi dress.

As the title says the high-low sleeveless silk dress is from Tibi. This color-block style was actually quite popular that summer and was sold in different colors for around $675.

Tibi dress.

I honestly knew about this dress for so long but I was never excited to post about it as I wasn't a fan of how it looked on Charlene. the styling fell flat with the Stuart Wetizman wedges and tan Akris bag and the few pictures available made the Princess of Monaco look weirdly proportioned, but well, it's a new brand added to the wardrobe of Char anyway, no?


Princess Charlene in a Tibi color block dress.

What do you think of this dress?

 
 
Photos: Newmyroyals.com, bloomingdales.com

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Princess Charlene turns 37: A look back

So as Princess Charlene of Monaco turns 37 today, let us take at her as a toddler.

Baby Princess Charlene

These photos were published by the Daily Mail who interviewed members of the Princess's family (I'm not quoting/publishing/rereading/mentioning that interview).

Young Princess Charlene and her mother, Lynette.

The photos show Princess Charlene as a tiny toddler with her parents. The photo with her mother is my favorite, it shows that Char was all eyes and proves that she got her spectacular looks from her breathtakingly beautiful mother.


Princess Charlene with her parents.

So tune in tomorrow for a tiny fashion revelation from a couple of year back!



Happy birthday Princess Charlene!
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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Prince Albert and Princess Charlene (in Akris) Present Their Twins to Monaco

 Earlier today, Monaco was all festive as Prince Albert and Princess Charlene of Monaco made a balcony appearance to present Prince Jacques, The Hereditary Prince of Monaco and his sister, Princess Gabriella.

Prince Albert holding Prince Jacques and Princess Charlene holding Princess Gabriella

Those who watched the live stream of the event might have noticed that Prince Albert was holding Prince Jacques and stepped into the balcony first while Princess Charlene, holding Princess Gabriella waited a mere second before joining him.

Princess Charlene kissing Princess Gabriella

The Prince and Princess stayed on the balcony for just a few minutes as it was quite cold for the newborn twins before getting back inside the palace.


The Grimaldis joined on the balcony in (almost) full force. Right now we have photos of Princess Caroline of Monaco who wore a beautiful leopard coat and a blue dress with what seems to be a new set of gold jewelry and Princess Stephanie who did NOT wear a scrunchie!
UPDATE: Princess Caroline's jewelry belongs to her mother, Princess Grace (PIC), thanks to Maridje.

Princess Caroline and Princess Stephanie attending the presentation of the twins

Charlotte Casiraghi was also there. This time with her boyfriend, Gad ElMaleh. Andrea Casiraghi, Tatiana and Pauline Ducruet were not seen, though.


Charlotte Casiraghi and Gad ElMaleh at the Princely Palace

Spotted in attendance were Charlene's brother, Gareth Wittstock and his girlfriend, Roisin Galvin. I'll be updating this posts with more photos when they become available.

Prince Albert and Princess Charlene at the Place Du Palais

After the balcony appearance, the Prince and Princess of Monaco went to the Place Du Palais to meet the gathering crowds. Albert and Charlene shook hands, hugged and even kissed many of the residents who gathered to celebrate the occasion. On the live stream you could hear people saying "Congratulations" to La Princess de Monaco and her replying "Thank you".


Talking fashion, Princess Charlene chose Akris for the happy occasion. Albert Kriemler designed "a snow-white cashmere double-face coat" and a jersey shift dress.


The Princess teamed her outfit with Akris off-white gloves and a pair of grey/tan boots.


I think the boots are the "CHICBOOT" from Stuart Weitzman but I'm waiting for better photos to have them officially IDed


Charlene von Monaco completed her look with her pearl stud earrings and a simple makeup.

Princess Charlene fringe

And in case you haven't noticed, The Princess debuted a new hairdo today, I love the fringe!


After leaving the Place Du Palais to the Palace, The Princely Couple returned to the balcony to greet the crowds one more time.
I thought Char looked really elegant and extremely happy today if quite tired which is very understandable given that she had a C-section less than a month ago.



One last note, @JerushaRaath on Twitter spotted the protea among the flowers used today, a nod to Princess Charlene's home country, South Africa. Sweet, no?


Are you as excited as I am for the baptism on the twins?


Photos: Zimbio.com, Semana.es, voici.fr, channel24.co.za, Dailymail.co.uk

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Palace Releases First Photos of the Twins!

An early Christmas present from the Princely Palace in Monaco!

Prince Albert and Princess Charlene with their twins

The photos show Princess Charlene and Prince Albert hugging Princess Gabriella (in pink) and Prince Jacques (in blue).


The photos were taken yesterday at the Princess Grace Hospital Centre in Monaco where Princess Charlene has given birth to the twins.

Princess Charlene holding Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella

Taken by the palace's photographer Frederic Nebinger, the photos are Christmas-themed and show Al and Char very happy and content with the tiny little prince and princess!

The Princely Family of Monaco!

Princess Charlene of Monaco is expected to leave the hospital on time for Christmas, so most probably today or tomorrow. In a recent phone interview, she said she was crazy in love with her newly-born children!

Princess Gabriella of Monaco looking so cute on the arms on her mother!

Just a small fashion note, Princess Charlene wore a cream ruffled blouse with a pair of dark blue jeans and her go-to pearl stud earrings, I'm working on finding an ID for the blouse! Wishing the Prince and Princess of Monaco all the best with their newly-born Prince and Princess!



Merry Christmas everyone!



Photos: Dailymail.co.uk

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Monaco Welcomes the Princely Twins!

Great news to wake up to.  The palace has announced that Princess charlene has given birth to Princess Gabriella Thérèse Marie on the 10th of December at 17:04 and Prince Jacques at 17:06.


42 gunshots were fired followed by ship horns.

The princess and the children are doing well.



Though born first, Princess Gabriella is the second in the line to the throne and will receive the title of the countess of Caraldès. Prince Jacques, now the crown prince of Monaco (the palace called him "the crown pronce") will receive the title of Marquis of Baux.




I'll keep this post updated with the latest information. 


The time to celebrate has come!

(Excuse the typos, too excited here)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Princess Charlene in Akris for the Monaco National Day

As Prince Albert said, Princess Charlene did not attend the mass at the Cathedral. Unlike what Prince Albert said, Princess Charlene did not attend the medal ceremony at the palace Cour D'honneur. However, Charlene made it to the balcony to greet the people!


For the occasion, The Princess of Monaco wore a black Akris "wool double face" dress.


Charlene paired her dress with a black and shore (grey) wool double-face Cassini 02 cape from the Fall 2014 Akris collection



The Cassini Series is based on images generated by Cassini, a NASA orbiter launched in 1997 on a mission to Saturn.


Char topped off her look with a beret, most probably by Stephen Jones (To be confirmed) and her go-to pearl earrings.






The Princely Couple kissed in front of the crowds and Charlene looked extremely happy and radiant.







This is most probably the final appearance for her before she gives birth to the twins next month and this was just the perfect see-you-in-a-month outfit, me thinks!



Do you love this Akris ensemble as much as I do?



Photos: themalaymailonline.com, wort.lu, models.com, style.com, purepeople.com

Monday, October 13, 2014

Princess Charlene in Lanvin for the Prince Albert Awards

As the title says, last night (Sunday), Prince Albert and Princess Charlene attended the annual Prince Albert Awards in Palm Springs, this was the first time for the 7-year-old awards gala to be held in the United States.


Princess Charlene wearing Lanvin

For the occasion, Charlene chose a navy blue loose fit dress with a gathered detail from Lanvin.


Princess Charlene in a blue Lanvin Dress

The silk satin dress (actually it's 75% viscose!) features a round neck and -very- short sleeves. It's currently on sale for 1.113 on Farfetch, you can but it from HERE.




Somehow this dress is actually designed for non-pregnant women and it's supposed to look like this on them:


I'm not a fan of the dress, but kudos to Charlene for picking a dress that's made for non-pregnant women to make them look pregnant when they're not pregnant while she was pregnant (I really needed to say that :D)!


Princess Charlene in Lanvin

Charlene wore python sandals that I couldn't identify, they're not Stuart Weitzman's Nudist, though. Her Cartier stud diamond earrings completed the look.



Earlier this weekend, on Saturday, the Prince and Princess of Monaco visited the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center.


Princess Charlene in a yellow Akris dress


Charlene wore a custom-made Akris yellow Ombre Boucle Sheath Dress. Yes, that yellow thing is actually knitted on the fabric making it look like it's growing -yellow- grass!




I love the contrasting textures of the dress, but I'm not sure about the cowl neckline... Walter Steiger ballet flats completed the look.




Does Lanvin excite you or are these outfits just below Char's average?

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Photos: Hola.com, Celebitchy.com, royaldish.com, dailymail.co.uk, lyst.com, Farfetch.com

Friday, October 10, 2014

Princess Charlene Wears Dior to the Princess Grace Awards

 Princess Charlene and Prince Albert attended the Princess Grace Awards on the 8th of October. The awards gala is usually hosted in New York and this was the first time in three decades for it to go to Los Angeles.

Pregnant Princess Charlene in Dior

With the event hosted by Dior, it only made sense that the princess would opt for a Dior Haute Couture look. The white sleeveless gown features an empire waist that cascades into a flowy, pleated chiffon skirt with a thin belt/sash between the contrasting bust-skimming and bump-flattering parts of the frock.


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Dior has done some Grecian-goddess dresses for Charlene before, but this comes as the most beautiful and classic of them, it has simply booked its place in my favorite looks of Char's and my favorite maternity dresses lists. I keep on thinking that we could easily see the Duchess of Cambridge in a similar dress during her pregnancy, don't you think?



The Princess of Monaco styled her white gown with silver Dior sandals and kept her makeup minimal. For jewelry, she wore her HUGE diamond drop earrings that I haven't been able to identify (yet). She's worn them to the Boxing Bonanza and St. David's Gala earlier this year.



Oh, and in case you haven't heard....





It's now official that Monaco will be celebrating princely twins!


Are you as excited as I am?




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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Princess Charlene Wears Carolina Herrera to the Annual World Focus on Autism

By now most of you already know that on the 25th Princess Charlene attended the Annual World Focus on Autism hosted by Autism Speaks in New York.



For the event, Charlene chose another Carolina Herrera outfit. This time a light blue sleeveless dress and coat made of stretch wool.



The ensemble is from the Pre-Fall 2014 collection (according to CH's spokespersn) but I couldn't find any slightly similar piece in the collection's looks or on sale.


Charlene wore grey python pumps by Manolo Blahnik and her pearl stud earrings. I think Charlene looked really good in this outfit, and I'm amazed it was so perfectly hemmed. In a set of pictures on Getty, Charlene can be seen on the 24th posing for photographs by Jonathan Becker wearing the same outfit with her pearl necklace and looking so very cute. You can check them out HERE (Thanks Christiane for the tip). Speaking of cuteness...




I know you wanted to see this photo again :).



Do you expect to see Princess Charlene in more Carolina Herrera creations?


Photos: Voici, Zimbio, PalaisPrincier, Royalista