Sweden

Random Royaling – Princess Sofia Celebrates 100 Years of Swedish Democracy

Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia attended a concert commemorating the 100th anniversary of the establishment of democracy in Sweden. In January 1922, five women entered the Riksdag (Swedish Parliament) and a system of democratic representation for the whole of the Swedish people was founded. The celebratory concert featured Swedish singers and musicians. With the… Continue reading Random Royaling – Princess Sofia Celebrates 100 Years of Swedish Democracy

Japan

Designer Diaries – Junihitoe to Robe Décolleté to Robe Montante

Again, we thank Prisma for providing the source material and guidance for this post. Her invaluable help is greatly appreciated. Follow her on Twitter! The women of the Japanese Imperial Family dress in a structured fashion for events on the royal calendar, particularly those that are held in the Imperial Palace. Previously we discussed kimonos,… Continue reading Designer Diaries – Junihitoe to Robe Décolleté to Robe Montante

Japan

Designer Diaries – Kimono

Many, many thanks to Prisma for providing the source material (listed at the bottom) and guidance for this post. Without her, it could not have been written. Follow her on Twitter! Kimono (着物): "Thing to wear". Quite a straightforward description of a garment with a long history and complicated construction! History The kimono originated in… Continue reading Designer Diaries – Kimono

Britain

Designer Diaries – Duchess of Cornwall and Fiona Clare

According to Fiona Clare, her interest in fashion was genetic. Both her grandmother and mother were soigne and stylish women. Her up-close and personal view of their wardrobes has informed her own vision: "....the creation of unique and perfectly finished couture". She has been designing for over 30 years and didn't even slow down during… Continue reading Designer Diaries – Duchess of Cornwall and Fiona Clare

Greece

Designer Diaries – Celia Kritharioti and Princess Tatiana of Greece

“My wish is the confidence of the woman wearing my clothes to rise as the zipper goes up”Celia Kritharioti With an upcoming wedding in Greece this weekend, let's take a look at a Greek designer and royal pairing that is a match made in heaven. The Greek designer Celia Kritharioti runs the oldest fashion design… Continue reading Designer Diaries – Celia Kritharioti and Princess Tatiana of Greece