Britain

Designer Diaries – Elsa Schiaparelli and The Duchess of Windsor

Elsa Schiaparelli was a singular presence on the mid-twentieth-century fashion landscape. She was Italian, born to an academic father and an aristocratic mother. "Wild" Elsa eschewed a traditional path in life from a young age. The young woman refused to consider suitable men for marriage, instead eloping with a psychic medium and fleeing with him… Continue reading Designer Diaries – Elsa Schiaparelli and The Duchess of Windsor

Britain

Designer Diaries – Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and Angela Kelly (Evening)

The title of dresser is misleading. The Queen actually dresses herself.Angela Kelly As most folks who read this blog - or any royal blog - know, the Queen's long-time dresser is Angela Kelly. We explored Ms. Kelly's evolution into her role in our first post on the Queen's daywear. Kelly holds a unique role in… Continue reading Designer Diaries – Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and Angela Kelly (Evening)

Britain

Designer Diaries – Prince Albert and the Balmoral Tartan

Note: Thanks to Baguette geogirl for providing the idea and source material for this timely post. The Queen, joined by Prince William and his family, is currently in residence at the estate. The Balmoral Tartan was designed in 1857 by HRH Prince Albert, Prince Consort to Queen Victoria and was named after their Castle in Deeside. It… Continue reading Designer Diaries – Prince Albert and the Balmoral Tartan

Norway

Designer Diaries – Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Ove Harder Finseth

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit marked their twentieth anniversary yesterday, and we have been celebrating around here. This is the last in the series on the fashion designers that helped craft the Crown Princess's image. Today we take a look at the designer who was one of the first she turned to in… Continue reading Designer Diaries – Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Ove Harder Finseth

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Designer Diaries – Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Pucci

Hofdame Note: Happy 48th birthday to Crown Princess Mette-Marit! For this, her birthday and wedding anniversary month, we continue to highlight the designers who have helped her become the princess she is today. "Elegance is movement"Emilio Pucci It's fitting that a Crown Princess turns to the Pucci design house, for the founder himself was born,… Continue reading Designer Diaries – Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Pucci