Tuesday, June 30, 2015

My "Interview"

Hey all! I was featured on the lovely Marlena's blog! You can check it out here!


Monday, June 29, 2015

Silvia's Fashion

Hey all! So I have not forgotten about this blog but there simply has not been anything to report. Victoria had an engagement the other day but there was no fashion to share so I did not write a post. I have been busy however! I have stubbled upon quite a few of Queen Silvia's jackets and blazers from Armani Collezioni. I thought since we are in a news lull right now I might share them with you all. Which is your favorite?

Friday, June 19, 2015

Te Deum

Yesterday the royal family attended a Te Deum service celebrating the birth of Prince Nicolas Paul Gustaf! Sofia and Carl Philip have gone on their honeymoon so they were not in attendance but the King, Queen, Victoria, Daniel and Chris were there!

The day before the King announced the littlest Prince's name with Victoria on his right.

For the announcement Victoria wore her blue Escada dress. And for the Te Deum service she wore a new dress with an old pink coat. 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Family Photo

I thought you all might enjoy if I shared who each person in this family photo was so here you go!

  1. Princess Ursula of Bavaria
  2. Laila Rönn Rotman
  3. Anders Rotman
  4. Crown Princess Mette Marit of Norway
  5. Crown Prince Haakon of Norway
  6. Tord Magnuson
  7. Charlotte de Toledo Sommerlath
  8. Ralf de Toledo Sommerlath
  9. Walter L Sommerlath
  10. Ingrid Sommerlath
  11. Niclas Silfverschiöld
  12. Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark
  13. Lena Rotman
  14. Crown Princess Mary of Denmark
  15. Peter Nygren
  16. Irena Hellqvist
  17. Lars Hellqvist
  18. Jonas Frejd
  19. Prince Leopold of Bavaria
  20. Princess Takamado of Japan
  21. Chris O’Neill
  22. Princess Madeleine of Sweden
  23. Queen Matilde of Belgium
  24. Princess Christina of Sweden, Mrs. Magnuson
  25. Princess Birgitta of Sweden
  26. Princess Margaretha of Sweden, Mrs. Ambler
  27. Queen Maxima
  28. Princess Desiree of Sweden, Mrs. Silfverschiöld
  29. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden
  30. Prince Daniel of Sweden
  31. Sara Hellqvist
  32. Countess of Wessex
  33. Oskar Bergman
  34. Earl of Wessex
  35. Tiara Larsson
  36. Lina Hellqvist
  37. Britt Rotman
  38. Marie Hellqvist
  39. Erik Hellqvist
  40. Queen Sonja of Norway
  41. Princess Sofia of Sweden
  42. Prince Carl Philip of Sweden
  43. Queen Silvia of Sweden
  44. Princess Estelle of Sweden
  45. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
  46. Chloe Sommerlath
  47. Anais Sommerlath
  48. Queen Margrethe II of Denmark

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Videos and a Baby

I really don't know how to title these posts- can you tell? :D Well today I have 2 videos I made to share with you and some photos of the newest little Prince! :D

I decided there were so many different little bits that I noticed at Carl Philip and Sofia's wedding that I would make a video showing them all. It turned into 2 videos because I forgot a bunch in the first! So enjoy them! 

Also the Royal Court issued the first photos of the littlest prince today! Check out his cuteness! Tomorrow around 5:30pm Swedish Time we will find out his name and the Te Deum will be the following day.

Photos from Kungahuset, Footage from SVt

Monday, June 15, 2015

Victoria in Riga and a baby boy!

Today Victoria was in Riga, Latvia participating in a seminar on the Baltic Sea. Victoria has long been outspoken about the necessary changes that must be made to clean up the Baltic Sea and reduce the waste. This interest of hers most likely came from her father who is also a large advocate for environmental sustainability.

For this visit Victoria wore a dress from Filippa K and a new heart necklace with an old unidentified jacket. Her clutch is from By Malene Birger and her shoes are Miu Miu.

In case you have not heard- Princess Madeleine gave birth to a healthy baby boy this afternoon. Both mother and baby are doing fine and are expected to come home tomorrow. The King and Queen have already visited with the little boy and Leonore was expected to visit as well. Victoria said she was very excited and sent a message through a reporter saying, "I'll be home soon!". No news of the name or Te Deum service have been announced yet.

Photos from Kungahuset

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Wedding Day!!

Well I am off to a family wedding so a detailed post will have to wait but- Sofia wore a dress from Ida Sjöstedt. Victoria wore a gown from H&M's Conscious Collection, and Madeleine was in Elie Saab. (They all looked amazing.)

Well we finally can call her Princess Sofia! Sofia and Carl Philip were married yesterday in a fantastic ceremony full of surprises and little twists that made is personal while also being a state occasion. I loved every minute of it! Let's start our review off with the bride as it only seems fitting!
The royal court described Sofia's dress as the following.
"The bride's wedding dress, in three shades of white, was created by the Swedish designer Ida Sjöstedt. The dress is made from silk crepe overlaid with Italian silk organza. Couture lace made by José María Ruiz was applied to the dress and the train was hand-cut and then hand-stitched in Ida Sjöstedt's atelier in Stockholm."
Her veil had the same detailing. As a wedding gift from the King and Queen she received a new tiara which featured diamond palmette motifs and what looked to be emeralds upon the top. I think it is a beautiful tiara and while I am ashamed that she did not wear the Connaught Tiara (which made an appearance don't worry) I guess I should be happy that she has a tiara of her own as her sisters-in-law already do. For her earrings she looked to be wearing Queen Josefina's Stomacher Earrings which were small enough not to over shine the dress and tiara but they carried the right amount of sparkle!
Since I already mentioned the Connaught Tiara, I guess next we should look at Crown Princess Victoria's wedding outfit. Victoria surprised us and wore a custom H&M dress. Who would have thought we would see H&M at a royal wedding! (Actually I saw another H&M gown as well so I guess anything is possible) Apparently Victoria saw this skirt from the H&M Conscious Collection and had her stylist contact them to see if they could make it into a dress for her. She looked stunning and I think she made an excellent choice.
For jewels Victoria gave us a real treat by wearing the Connaught Tiara for the first time ever. I love how simple yet stunning this tiara is. Victoria has worn it as a necklace once before but never as a tiara so I was extremely excited to see her in it at the wedding. (Even if it meant that Sofia would not be wearing it) Victoria wore pearl earrings from the Bernadotte Collection and a diamond bow brooch with a pearl drop (both which we have seen Victoria wear before). The brooch can be traced all the way back to Victoria of Baden. Her pin on her back was a small diamond brooch but I am unsure if it is one of the diamond buttons or her brooch from Lilian and Bertil.

"Victoria, Svenskt porträttgalleri". Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Estelle was also there acting as a bridesmaid, something that was very much expected. She wore a dress from Ida Sjöstedt and a bow and shoes from Livly. She carried a miniature bouquet of flowers matching Sofia's. Estelle had some fantastic moments which I am sure we will look at shortly as the schedules are looking bear for the Swedish Royal Family in the next week or two. (Which is quite understandable with the big affair they just put on).
Moving on to Madeleine- She wore a gown from Elie Saab's Resort 2015 Collection which she had modified to fit her 9 month adorable baby bump. She was glowing. She carried a clutch which is also from Elie Saab and I saw that she went with lower heels than she is normally used to, something I was very pleased to see!
Madeleine gave us flashbacks to her wedding with the jewels. She wore her wedding tiara, the Carl XVI Gustaf Modern Fringe, which is suspected to have been a gift from the King to the Queen on their 10th Wedding Anniversary. It is Madeleine's favorite tiara to wear and she probably choose it for that reason as well as it's lightness in weight. She paired it with the Vasa earrings and a bracelet I had never seen before. She wore the diamond bow brooch and on her back was one of the diamond buttons. 
Leonore turned up in all her adorableness and fidgetyness! She looked adorable wearing a dress which was once worn by King Gustaf VI Adolf (the dress is over a hundred years old). She was extremely intrigued by everything from the tiaras to the ceiling to Queen Margrethe! She was passed down the line of aunt, uncle, grandmother a few times and at one point some of us were joking that Sofia was going to end up holding her!
Finally Queen Silvia- She turned up in a dress that just screamed typical Silvia. Nothing too spectacular or surprising but I was pretty close with my color prediction of purple. Her dress had a purple hint to it- or at least in my eyes it did. 
As for jewels I was correct in my prediction of the Leuchtenburg Sapphires being brought out. While this is one of Silvia's "big guns" it is actually quite lightweight making it easy to carry on your head for an extended period of time. (Which the wedding celebration was- Silvia and Carl Gustaf did not leave until around 4am!) On her back Silvia had a diamond brooch which I suspect to be one of the diamond buttons.
Over all it was a fabulous wedding and my jewel predictions were 50% correct. Victoria surprised me by not wearing any of Lilian's jewels but I was glad to see her in the Connaught! Later in the week I will post about the King's sisters apparel and jewels. 

Friday, June 12, 2015

Pre Wedding Dinner

Tonight is the Pre Wedding party for Sofia and Carl Philip's wedding. Thanks to eagle eyes Heaven from Queen Raina's fashion-  Sofia is wearing Zuhair Murad! She is also wearing a pair of Saint Laurent nude pumps.


Queen Silvia was the next lady to arrive. She rewore a Green jacket that she has had for sometime and matched it with some green pants. Not sure how I feel on this one but- hey her hair looks fantastic!
Victoria arrived later wearing a new Jenny Packham dress with Yves Saint Laurent sandals.


Madeleine also wore a new gown. While the color is still being disputed (check my twitter for all the ideas) she looked radiant. Her clutch is Diane von Furstenberg.

Photos from Gettys and Kungahuset

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Happy Birthday Princess Madeleine!

Today Princess Madeleine turns 33 and in honor of her birthday I am sharing some recent past fashion finds of hers! Which is your favorite? (And as always to see more of past fashion finds check out the Facebook page!)

Photo from Kungahuset

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Polar Music Prize 2015

Today both the Royal Couple and the Crown Princess Couple attended the 2015 Polar Music Prize Ceremony and Banquets in Stockholm. They were joined by Princess Christina and her husband Tord Magnusson- but I have yet to see any photos that I can use yet.

Queen Silvia's gown is not new. It is made by Gnyuki Torimaru aka Yuki- one of Silvia's go to gown designers. Crown Princess Victoria on the other hand debuted a new gown from Dagmar. Her shoes were YSL, clutch Anya Hindmarch, and Earrings are from Oscar de la Renta. Her bracelet she has had since at least 2013 and huge shoutout to Isabelle for correctly identifying it as Lulu Frost.  


Saturday, June 6, 2015

Happy National Day/Glad Nationaldag!

Well today is National Day in Sweden! This morning we were greeted with an adorable photo of Estelle wearing her National Day Costume. Victoria and Daniel are off this morning in Uppsala and the King and Queen in Örebro. Let's have a look at some of the lovely photos!

Victoria debuted another new dress from Lindex and paired it with her Giambattista Valli Jacket that we saw her in last week. Her shoes are Tabitha Simmons and her clutch is an old one I believe. I will post a photo of it if I can find it in my files.

Later the  whole family, minus Chris, will be at Skansen! Check out this wonderful shot of the family (sans the grandchildren) in the National Dress.

Photos from Kungahuset

Portugal Day 2

I have held off writing this post in hopes that I would get a better idea of where Victoria's lovely blue dress came from but alas- nothing yet. Anyway- Victoria finished her visit to Portugal yesterday. She spent most of her time at sea with the Swedish Team but in the morning she met with Portugal's President and debuted a new blue dress.

She later spent time with the team on the boat and seemed to have a very enjoyable time.

Her blue dress as I mentioned I have no idea about it's designer but she wore her Jenny Packham necklace, carried her still UFO Clutch (I am wondering about Bottega Veneta but I have not been able to find one that is close enough yet), and on her feet were Roger Viver shoes.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Victoria in Portugal

After just finishing a state visit in Sweden, Crown Princess Victoria has jetted to Portugal to complete a 2 day visit there in Lisbon. She is taking part of the Volvo Ocean Race and Blue Week.

Victoria wore her Preen dress and carried her white Ralph Lauren bag. Her shoes are By Malene Birger and earrings and bracelet are Kreuger Jewellery.


UPDATE: Victoria changed before she went to see the Swedish team at the Ocean Race. She is wearing a new purple dress from Prada and her Yves Saint Laurent Sandals. She wore new Shourouk earrings (thanks Isabella!).