"The Jewellery Box"

Back in February the Crown Princess attended the opening of a brand new permanent exhibition in Aarhus, more specifically in Den Gamle By, here. I sure you remember the grand opening of this new exhibition, here. The main reason why tell you all this one more time is because I had the chance myself to visit the exhibition!

But first, a little more about what Den Gamle By is. In English it would go as The Old Town and is a open air museum, in Aarhus, goes all the way back to the beginning of 1900s. I even read that Den Gamle By is the world's first open air museum. The museum have houses going all the way back to 1500s, but also from mid 1800s, all the way till 1970s. By visiting Den Gamle By you get the chance to see for yourself how a home would look like in different ages. Another special thing about this museum, is the fact that all year around, especially during summer and Christmas, employees make the old town alive. The employees are dressed like they would have been on that time, during their jobs -cooking, going to the marked etc. What makes this place very unique and a reason why I love visiting the museum so much is the feeling to go back in time. While you enjoy, learn, hear and see the 21st century is completely shut out. The atmosphere is not to describe. Differently worth a visit if you are every in Denmark.

So, with this short introduction you all know what I am talking about when I tell you more about my visit. About two weeks ago I celebrated easter with a 10 days vacation. On Thursday I visited Den Gamle By along with my mom and dad. I was my ideas. Have a thing for historic places and it has been years since I have visited the open air museum. It was terribly cold and windy but the best day I have had for a long time. You probably enjoy spending time with your family as much as I do. One of the main reasons why I really wanted to visit Den Gamle By was because of the exhibition The Jewellery Box opened by the Crown Princess couple of months ago. And it was indeed magical! The exhibition display around 1,000 individual pieces of jewellery from 1900-200, made by Danish jewellery designers such as Georg Jensen, Thorvald Bindesbøll and Mogens Ballin. Everything from earrings to brooches and bracelets are beautifully exhibited in glass boxes. It has taken a German couple 40 years to make this stunning collection.

The exhibition is stored underground in the 1970s district. I left my parent in the old 70s record store near by to enter the world of jewellery. And it was magnificent! First it hit me how small the room is in real life. But it felt almost like cave. The glass boxes were lighted by hidden lights to make the atmosphere even more... magical. Every spot in the room were dedicated to a specific period. I tried to capture all of it in these photos. It was indeed a very special experience! I wish I could have shared it with all of you, sure you would have love every single moment as much as I did. But this was never really a reality. Instead I hope this post gives you the feeling having visited the place yourself. The exhibition is permanent so maybe Denmark is your next vacation destination?

TrygFondens (new) Family Houses

Tuesday, April 25th

Crown Princess Mary attended the inauguration of the expansion of TrygFondens Family Houses at Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus.

Back in 2012 the Crown Princess attended the grand opening of TrygFondens new family houses at Aarhus University Hospital, here. Today she was back there to attend the inauguration of the expansion of the family houses. These houses acts as home for seriously ill children and their parents and siblings and has been a reality since 2012 when Mary was present at the opening. She arrived to Aarhus in a splendid mood and was welcomed with flowers, smiles and handshakes. She was the one cutting the red ribbon with a fine golden scissors. After the opening, the Crown Princess was given her very own guided tour around the new facilities and got to see the Family Houses playground. Something the children proudly showed her. She was also introduced to a new interactive floor as activity for the children laving with their family in the family houses near by Aarhus University Hospital. Last but not least Mary met a family who live in one of the houses. 

Though the weather is not as splendid was Mary and her mood was at the opening, I love to see her in something a bit more colourful -all because we are getting closer to spring. Without the GOAT Fashion coat her outfit would have been a little plain. But that coat just makes the whole difference! I'm so thrilled we get to see it again. Shortly after the arrival we got a chance to see what she was wearing underneath. Mary has matched a pair of black trousers with a brand new black and white floral printed blouse! A first sight I was sure I had seen that print before, but when I found out where it is from I honestly have to say -that I would never have guessed. The main reason is because I've never heard of this brand before. Jennifer is the one to tell me about Mary's new ALTUZARRA blouse. She embrace the style by wearing a pair of black and white cap-toe pumps from Gianvito Rossi, seen on a previous occasion before this, here. Very chic! Other than the shoes she wore, once again, white pearl jewellery from Dulong Fine Jewellery. Some incredible pieces I differently hope to see (soon) again. Somehow, this outfit makes me in a great mood. So, tell me what do you like the most about this look? Anything specific or just the entire outfit?

Coat: GOAT Fashion Fuchsia Coat
Earrings: Dulong Fine Jewelry
Ring: Dulong Fine Jewelry
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Cap-toe 100mm Patent Pumps

Day of Research 2017

Monday, April 24th

As patron, Crown Princess Mary attended the official opening of Day of Research 2017. The Crown Princess also presented the Research Communication Prize 2017.

The Crown Princess arrived, in windy weather, to Experimentarium in Hellerup to attend the grand opening of Day of Research 2017. At the opening was also Minister of Education and Science Søren Pind, who also entered the stage later when the prize was handed over. Day of Research is a national science festival with more than 75,000 participants. It is also on this occasion the Crown Princess presented the Research Communication Prize 2017 to this year's winner Quantum physicist Jacob Sherson from Aarhus University. Along with the prize is given DKK 100,000. The prize is given to a researcher or research group who has made a special effort to communicate research to a wider public. Before the winner was announced Mary had a really great time, having fun with all kind of scientific experiments. As one activity she got the chance to try what it is to lift a 500 kg. electric car -and of course she did it! From what I see the Crown Princess had a wonderful day in Hellerup. 

What to wear for a science festival? Well, what Mary did was: she matched one of her white silk blouses from Elise Gug with a reused A-line skirt. Simple as that. Although she wore anything as simple as a white blouse and a black (or maybe even dark purple?) skirt, Mary always manages to keep everything super stylish! As mentioned, we have seen her in this skirt before but I am still not sure where it is from. Since the first time, I have had Hugo Boss in mind which I'm pretty sure I've mentioned before. This has not brought me any closer to an answer. At the arrival she was wearing one of her favourite coats from JOSEPH seen on multiple occasions; everything from daytime events and evening events. Mary embraced the style with pearl jewellery made by Dulong Fine Jewelry and python pointy pumps. Yes, what you just read is correct -she in fact wore snakeskin pumps and lifted a 500 kg. car. These shoes we saw the first time on an new official photo of the royal family, here. At that time I had not idea where to find these new pumps. After having seen them a couple of times I was wondering if Gianvito Rossi was the designer I was looking for. Today that was confirmed when a readers shared a photo of them. Now I am no longer in doubt. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to track down the exact same model yet. Let me know if you find them. A clear winner with eye-catching accessories!

Blouse: Elise Gug White Pearl Blouse
Earrings: Dulong Fine Jewelry
Ring: Dulong Fine Jewelry

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Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Snakeskin Pointy Pumps

Congratulations Princess Isabella!

Today Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary's second child, Princess Isabella, celebrate her 10th birthday! On that very special occasion, three new photos have been published. These beautiful photos have been taken by photographer Steen Evald. Previous, Steen Evald, has caught royal moments on camera, here.  On occasion of her 10th birthday Princess Isabella has got her very own royal monogram designed by graphic designer Charlotte Søeborg Ohlsen with assistance from associate professor Steen Ejlers, here. Last but not least it is time for Style of Mary to congratulate the Princess on behalf of her birthday!