2018 Recap, Review

2018 Recap: How much did Crown Princess Mary’s and Princess Marie’s 2018 wardrobes cost?

Just as we did in 2017, let’s take a look at what Crown Princess Mary’s and Princess Marie’s 2018 wardrobes cost. I will focus on Crown Princess Mary first and then on Princess Marie but there is a big recap infographic at the end of the post including a 2017-2018 comparison.

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As shown in the days worked numbers that were published, Crown Princess Mary had a busy year. She debuted 170 new items this year and as shown below, we have managed to identify 127 of them. The rest is still unidentified and is thus excluded from this count.

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Among the 127 items for which we have a brand, 22 were custom made and are thus also excluded from this count. There are 5 items included in the count for which we have an estimated price. To give a concrete example of what this means, Crown Princess Mary wore a Jesper Hovring jacket on December 6th that was available on Hovring’s website in another print. The jacket online retailed at 4,500 DKK and thus this is the estimated price of Mary’s jacket. We do not consider it to be the full price as Mary’s exact jacket isn’t available online but we estimate that it is a close price and thus gives more accuracy to the count.

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For the 105 items for which we have either a full retail price or an estimated price, Crown Princess Mary’s total came to 15,974,858 DKK (=$114,349USD). The most expensive piece for which we have a price is a Tiffany & Co Pavé Diamond Flower Pendant which cost $8000USD.

While she debuted 170 new items, Crown Princess Mary wore a lot of older pieces as shown in the graph below.

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Approximatively 1/3 of the 127 items we managed to identify were from a Danish brand in 2018. You can see a comparison with 2017 in the graph below.

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Princess Marie debuted 96 new items this year and we managed to identify 65 of them. Out of these 65 items, 5 are excluded as they were custom made and we haven’t estimated a price for them. The other 60 pieces all have a full retail price.

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For these 60 pieces, Princess Marie’s total came to 6,090,615.82 DKK (=$58,042USD). Her most expensive items this year are the trio of Christine Hvelplund jewels she wore for the concert for Crown Prince Frederik’s 50th birthday last May. The earrings and two bracelets she wore cost 166,800DKK (=$25,556USD) in total.

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Just like Crown Princess Mary, Princess Marie repeated a lot of pieces this year.

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She also wore more international brands than Danish brands. It is interesting to note that 30,4% of these identified new items by international brands were from French brands.

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Here is a recap with an interesting average price-per-piece graph that might help put these numbers in perspective.
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What did you think of these numbers? Don’t hesitate to comment!

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2018 Recap, Review

2018 Recap: Your votes for Princess Marie’s best daywear and evening outfits!

Here are the results of your votes! Good choices all around!

Evening Outfit:

Not really surprising but the Rikke Gudnitz gown paired with the new Nuits Claires tiara during the French state visit on August 28th was your favorite evening outfit with 58,23% of your votes!

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Runner-up: With 16,46% of your votes, the Rikke Gudnitz gown worn for the 2018 New Year Gala Dinner comes in second place!

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Day Outfit [January-June]:

With 38.46%, the outfit Princess Marie wore on April 25th was your favorite of this category. She wore a beautiful purple Hugo Boss dress with Zara burgundy and red satin pumps.

Runner-up: With 10.26% of your votes, the outfits worn on May 16th and June 6th are the runners-up.

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Day Outfit [July-December]:

The votes were very split in this category and we have two winners! With 17.24%, the outfits worn on August 28th and October 2nd were your favorite!

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Runner-up: Again two runners-up as the votes were very split! With 13.79 %, the outfits worn on August 9th and August 17th are runners-up.

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2018 Recap

2018 Recap: Princess Marie’s Fashion (New brands, Item of the Year, Brand of the Year and Debut of the year + a preview of the spending post!)

As part of our 2018 Recap, let’s take a look at Princess Marie’s Fashion this year. Tune in tomorrow for a special post about our wishes for Princess Marie’s 2019 fashion with very special guests.

New Brands:

Princess Marie debuted six new brands this year but two of them really stood out. Princess Marie wore six new items from Goat Fashion: three dresses including the Gaynor dress (pictured), one coat and a blouse (both owned by the Duchess of Cambridge) and a jumpsuit.

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The second brand is Peserico Italy Princess Marie debuted the brand’s slip-on sneakers in June and wore the brand several times this year.

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I have no doubts that we’ll see Princess Marie wearing Goat Fashion and Peserico in 2019.

Princess Marie also wore Ted Baker earlier this year, only wearing one item from the brand. I really hope Marie will wear more Ted Baker pieces next year.

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She also debuted a very well-liked dress among royals, the Armonia dress by Raquel Diniz. Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Crown Princess Mary also own the shorter version of the dress in red.

The most exciting debut (for me) was Elie Saab at the gala dinner for Crown Prince Frederik’s 50th birthday on May 26th. If you have been following me for a long time, you’ll know that Elie Saab is my favorite designer so I was very pleased to see Marie wearing one of his gowns! Hopefully, she will wear his designs again in 2019!

Recycled vs New?

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Danish vs International Identified New Items:

 

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Item of the Year:

Princess Marie’s Item of the Year is definitely her Jimmy Choo ‘Romy’ pumps. She bought 2 version of these pumps in 2017 ( the nude suede and the black glitter but she clearly loved them a lot because she debuted the black suede and the navy suede versions in 2018. She wore the Jimmy Choo ‘Romy’ pumps 19 times this year! These pumps are a classic and she owns enough versions of them to match every outfit so I’m certain we will see them again in 2019.

Brand of the Year:

Princess Marie’s Brand of the Year is no doubt Michael Kors. She had worn the brand before but only twice. This year however she debuted eight items from the brand. She loved the ‘Claire’ pumps as she wore them in red satin and in nude patent leather. She also wore a navy halter neck dress from the brand with the Claire pumps as pictured below on August 9th. I look forward to seeing more of Princess Marie wearing the brand in 2019!

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Less Expensive New Item:

Princess Marie’s less expensive new items both come from Zara! They are the Burgundy Satin Pumps she debuted on April 24th and the Black Ankle Boots she first wore for her last event of the year on December 18th. Both cost €39.95 and the ankle boots are still available here.

Most Expensive New Items:

Her most expensive new items come from Christine Hvelplund and were worn at the concert hosted for Crown Prince Frederik’s 50th birthday on May 27th. Her new earrings and two new bracelets from her favorite jeweler retail at a total of DKK 166800 (=$25556).

Debut of the Year:

The Debut of the Year is unsurprisingly the Nuits Claires tiara Princess Marie debuted during the French State Visit to Denmark in August. You can read more about the tiara here.

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2018 Recap, AIDS-Fondet, Better Food For More People, Copenhagen Cooking & Food Festival, DEMA, Folkekirkens Nødhjælp, Landsforeningen Autisme, Patronages, Stop Spild Af Mad

2018 Recap: Princess Marie and her main Patronages

As part of our 2018 Recap, let’s take a look at Princess Marie’s events for her main Patronages this year. Just click on the date to read each post about each event.

AIDS-Fondet:

Compared to last year’s 4 events related to the Fondation she attended in 2017, Princess Marie only attended one event this year, the ceremony on World AIDS Day commemorating those who lost their lives to AIDS on December 1st.

Folkekirkens Noedjhaelp:

On April 4th, Folkekirkens Noedjhaelp released a video of their Patron Princess Marie talking about their campaign against landmines.

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On December 4th, Princess Marie attended the organization’s Christmas reception.

Landsforeningen Autisme:

On April 23rd, Princess Marie attended the SIKON Conference hosted by the Danish Association for Autism.

On May 7th, Princess Marie visited Katrinebjergskole which is a model school for the Danish NEST program. The NEST program is established in New York and is based on the idea that children are more alike than different.

On June 22nd, Princess Marie visited two projects sponsored by the Danish Association for Autism.

On November 8th, Princess Marie attended the Scottish Autism 50th Anniversary Conference and the following dinner. This was one of my favorite posts to write this year!

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Fight against food waste:

On April 10th, Princess Marie attended the launch of new teaching material to fight against food waste. She also took part in the launching video.

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On August 9th, Princess Marie opened the new Too Good To Go store.

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On August 24th, Princess Marie officially opened the Copenhagen Cooking & Food Festival of which she is Patron. The Festival was focusing on food waste this year.

On August 27th, Princess Marie gave an interview to Aftenshowet to speak about the fight against food waste.

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On August 30th, Princess Marie opened the Better Food for More People – World Food Summit 2018.

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On September 16th, Princess Marie visited FoedevareBanken (the Danish Food Bank) to learn how the organization fights against food waste.

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On November 13th, Princess Marie attended the Stop Wasting Food dinner. This dinner will become an annual tradition.

Danish Emergency Management Agency (DEMA):

Princess Marie is an honorary member of DEMA since 2011  and she works as a special project assistant since 2016 but she also attends public events for the organization.

On January 4th, Princess Marie met with Dutch experts to learn about their initiatives to prevent fires and flooding and protect the population.

On June 6th, Princess Marie attended a memorial ceremony to commemorate the 25th anniversary of an attack that took place in Maglaj, Bosnia-Herzegovina, killing two members of the Danish Emergency Management Agency and their local translator.

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On June 12th and 13th, Princess Marie was in Scotland with a DEMA delegation to meet with Scottish Fire & Rescue teams.

On September 1st, Princess Marie attended DEMA’s Disaster Recovery Day in Naevsted.

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On September 8th, Princess Marie attended Beredskabsforbundet’s national event.

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On October 26th, Princess Marie attended a Fire & Rescue team training exercise at Copenhagen Airport.

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2018 Recap

2018 Recap: Princess Marie’s daywear outfits [July-December]: Vote for your favorite!

Here are Princess Marie’s outfits from August to December:

August 9th: Opening of Too Good To Go’s store (Michael Kors dress and shoes, Etui Bags clutch)

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August 15th: Visiting Varde Military School (Emporio Armani blazer, Hugo Boss dress, By Malene Birger shoes, Longchamp clutch)

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August 17th: New Nordic Jewellery & Watch Show 2018 (Giambattista Valli dress, Jimmy Choo pumps, Bottega Veneta clutch)

August 24th: Copenhagen Cooking & Food Festival 2018 (Charlotte Sparre dress, Zara pumps, Carlend Copenhagen clutch)

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August 25th: Tonder Festival 2018 ( Uniqlo jacket, Charlotte Sparre blouse, Chanel ballet flats, Longchamp bag)

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August 27th: Interview in Aftenshowet (Goat Fashion dress, Jimmy Choo pumps)

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August 28th: State Visit from France – Day 1 (Tara Jarmon top, Michael Kors pumps, Naledi Copenhagen clutch)

August 29th: State Visit from France – Day 2 (Huishan Zhang dress, Sergio Rossi shoes, Etui Bags clutch)

August 30th: Opening the Better Food for More People – World Food Summit 2018 (DKNY dress, Giorgio Armani blazer, Jimmy Choo pumps, Carlend Copenhagen clutch)

September 1st: Attending a DEMA event (Theory coat, Peserico top and shoes)

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September 4th: Visiting SDU (Tara Jarmon top, Chanel skirt,Jimmy Choo pumps, Carlend Copenhagen clutch)

September 5th: Flag Day 2018 (Peserico dress, Giorgio Armani jacket, Jimmy Choo pumps, Carlend Copenhagen clutch)

September 8th: Attending Beredskabsforbundet’s 40th anniversary (Goat Fashion top, Emporio Armani trousers, Tod’s shoes, Tara Jarmon bag)

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September 16th: Visiting Foderavebanken (Tara Jarmon dress, Jimmy Choo pumps, Carlend Copenhagen clutch)

September 26th: Opening of the EventyrDronningen exhibition (Goat Fashion dress, Jimmy Choo pumps)

September 28th: Visiting Kolding to meet Barack Obama and visit the Koldinghus exhibition (Giorgio Armani jacket, Tara Jarmon top, Jimmy Choo pumps, By Malene Birger pumps)

October 2nd: Opening of Parliament 2018 (Paule Ka coat, Warehouse dress, Jimmy Choo pumps, Carlend Copenhagen clutch)

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October 26th: Attending a DEMA event (By Malene Birger coat)

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November 8th: Attending the Scottish Autism 50th Anniversary Conference in Glasgow, Scotland (Giorgio Armani jacket, Etui Bags clutch, and Ralph Lauren bag)

November 10th: Commemorating WWI in Braine, France (Azzaro coat, Jimmy Choo pumps, Bottega Veneta clutch)

November 11th: Commemorating WWI in Braine, France

November 29th: Visiting the European School Copenhagen (Baum und Pferdgarten skirt, Zara ankle boots, Tara Jarmon bag)

December 1st: World AIDS Day (Baum und Pferdgarten coat, Peserico trousers)

December 4th: Attending Folkekirkens Nødhjælp’s Christmas reception (Elise Gug coat, Hugo Boss dress, Sergio Rossi ankle boots)

December 6th: Visiting Voergaard Slot (Giorgio Armani jacket, Jimmy Choo boots, Zadig & Voltaire bag)

December 13th: Attending the opening of Mauboussin’s new store in Paris, France (Michael Kors dress)

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December 18th: Helping Foderavebanken deliver food for students (Parajumpers coat, Zara trousers and ankle boots)

December 24th: Christmas Eve Service in Aarhus

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December 25th: Christmas Day Service in Aarhus (Baum und Pferdgarten coat, Jimmy Choo pumps)

You can vote now, the results will be published on the 30th: