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

Norway

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

Norway

Designer Diaries – Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Valentino

For August, the month of Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit's 20th anniversary, and Mette-Marit's birthday month, we are going to take a tour of the designers that have helped the crown princess craft her royal image. Let's start off the process with the royalist of royal designers. We have discussed Valentino's work with… Continue reading Designer Diaries – Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Valentino

Spain

Designer Diaries – Rappel and the Countess of Barcelona

Hofdame Note: Thank you to our Baguette Iselen for bringing a bit of surprise and a lot of zazz to our Designer Diary series. I smiled all the way through this one! This Designer Diary is a huge surprise for me, to be honest, because for children that were born in the 80s and early… Continue reading Designer Diaries – Rappel and the Countess of Barcelona