Netherlands

Designer Diaries – Viktor & Rolf and Princess Mabel

Viktor & Rolf is a Dutch avant-garde luxury design house, established in 1993 by Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren. The two are not romantic partners but cannot be described as purely business partners either. They consider themselves as "thinking with one brain" and their commercial enterprise as an extension of their friendship. It's a creative… Continue reading Designer Diaries – Viktor & Rolf and Princess Mabel

Spain

Designer Diaries – Peinetas and Mantillas

As always, a heartfelt thank you to our Baguette Iselen for this enlightening post! Also, thank you to Royal Warrant for suggesting the topic. Spanish combs and lace shawls or veils? Not easy to translate in English. Mantilla literally means “little blanket” and it’s very old. Spanish women have been covering their heads with ornamental… Continue reading Designer Diaries – Peinetas and Mantillas

Spain

Designer Diaries – Spanish Ronda Rider Suits

Thank you to Baguette Iselen for this fascinating insight into an ensemble we've often seen but many of us knew nothing about! This is Victoria Federica, daughter of infanta Elena, visiting the April's Fair in Seville yesterday. The pictures were taken by Jesús Isnard, famous fashion photographer in Spain. Victoria Frederica She's wearing the Ronda rider… Continue reading Designer Diaries – Spanish Ronda Rider Suits

Britain · Denmark

Random Royaling – Mary and Kate

Not together again, alas. But both were out and about, albeit at two very types of events. That's fine, though, they took two different approaches. Let's just say both women understood the assignment. The Duchess of Cambridge and the New Designer(s) The Duchess of Cambridge presented the fifth Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design… Continue reading Random Royaling – Mary and Kate

Britain

Designer Diaries – Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, and Hardy Amies

Happy birthday to Her Majesty, the Queen. Ninety-six cheers from the Hofdames at the Bag! We hope she is enjoying her day just as she pleases. Need to be reminded why she is THE BEST? Watch this video. In celebration of her birthday, we invite you to visit with one of her favorite designers. "I'm… Continue reading Designer Diaries – Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, and Hardy Amies