The Duchess of Cambridge mixes up her jewelry; sometimes she’ll buy reasonably-priced pieces that the everyday girl can afford and sometimes she does the royal thing and wears something from the Queen’s private collection. That’s the magic of Kate, my friends. Below are some ways to replicate. [Read more…]
Last night, Prince Albert and Princess Charlene arrived at the Salle des Etoiles in Monaco to officially open this year’s Red Cross Gala, an event that thanks donors for making it possible for the organization to carry out its work. [Read more…]
Hurrah! We haven’t seen these Robinson Pelham acorn earrings since 2011’s royal wedding!
On this rainy Monday, the Great and the Good gathered at Windsor Castle for the Order of the Garter service, the oldest and most senior Order of Chivalry in Britain, according to the monarchy’s website. [Read more…]
Princess Margaret was Queen Elizabeth’s younger sister and the second daughter of King George VI. Her Royal Highness’ presence was arguably as commanding (and intimidating) as Her Majesty’s. Margaret’s life was filled with flash and excitement, and she ran with a very trendy set of people. The stories of her jewelry are almost as interesting as the life she led.
You have to hand it to a Princess who goes the distance when it comes to making children smile.
This is exactly what Princess Madeleine of Sweden did last week, when she hosted a tea party for Swedish Charity, My Special Day (Min Stora Dag), which helps to make dreams come true for children with serious illnesses.
As patron of the charity, Madeleine and her daughter, Princess Leonore, invited twelve children, ranging from ages 5-8, to the palace for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. [Read more…]
There are certain items that, if left to our own devices, we would splurge on.
Would we wear these items out in public? Probably not. However, having them and putting them on in the privacy of your own home is reason enough.
I’ll admit to buying a knock-off of THE engagement ring.
The one with the 12-carat Ceylon sapphire, surrounded by 14 solitaire diamonds set in 18-carat white gold.
The late Princess of Wales selected the ring – made by Garrard – from a tray of jewels when Prince Charles proposed in 1981.
The Wales boys kept the ring, among other pieces, after their mother’s death in 1997, and William chose to give it to his fiance, Catherine Middleton in October 2010. [Read more…]
While my Christmas wish is for you to have a closet full of Catherine’s items, I’m afraid we’ll have to dial it down a bit in terms of price in terms of replicating her looks from the Chinese state dinner on October 20th, followed by a creative showcase at Lancaster House the next day.
With every state visit made to the UK, a white tie banquet is part of the itinerary. As the final touches are put on everything from the distance between plates to the color of each floral bouquet, Her Majesty comes in to approve the staff’s work before putting on her jewelry and welcoming her official guests.
Tonight’s event, however, was a bit more exciting than most since it marked the Duchess of Cambridge‘s very first state dinner. [Read more…]