Tuesday, 22 July 2008

The Princess Diaries

Having a terribly creative mother, who can DIY anything can be quite handy in this business we call fashion. Having a terribly creative mother who can DIY anything; but lives in the Southern Hemisphere is unfortunately not that handy at all and in times of desperate measure, is actually completely useless.

Sometime ago (Jan 2006); I spotted the prettiest head piece on HRH The Crown Princess 0f Denmark and kept the pictures on hand “Just In Case” (you never know when you’re going to be invited to a Royal Christening in Copenhagen right?).

"Just In Case" I don't ever come across a Danish baby, I figured the Cartier Polo this coming Sunday could be the perfect society event to don such a regal accessory. I decided to put in an international order for a look-alike over a month ago; emails and pictures have been heading back and forth across the globe between yours truly and my terribly creative mother,  in search of this soft flowered hair arrangement (note: not fascinator) and this morning it arrived.

In all its royal glory, The Mother Ship didn’t disappoint. There’s nothing 'General Admission' about this beauty. It’s a shame I don’t have tickets to the Royal Enclosure – this head piece is most certainly fit for a Princess and an Australian one at that.

20 people have commented:

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

this looks wonderful on you! it certainly appeals to the inner princess in me!

WendyB said...


Kady Louise said...

i love it!

Imelda Matt said...

'struth Ales' said with a true blue Alf Stewart accent. Hot damn the mother ship needs to crank up her own etsy store! The royal enclosure wishes it could be so chi chi...love it!

vintage clothes said...

ohh i soo nice great praise to the mother ship is truely owed!

susie_bubble said...

A-mazing! So so pretty!

Lady Melbourne said...

Oh Francis Girard I think we are fashion soul mates!
I have so many images saved of what Mary wore that day and kept them, 'just in case' I ever wanted to wear a hat like her.
I adore yours, how absolutely lucky you are to have an occasion to wear such a divine creation!
I have used one of you pics in my latest post, hope you don't mind!

Raiment Urbane said...

Love the pictures.

fashion herald said...

what a talented mother, it's beautiful! what fun you'll have wearing it, the royals will be envious.

esme and the lane way said...

I love the flowers, they look great.

The Collector said...

Wow, your Mum is so talented. Princess Mary is so stylish *sigh*... and can you believe she met Prince Frederick in an Aussie pub?! I need to get down to the more often!

Fashion Tidbits said...

oh it is very pretty!!!

Anonymous said...

That is the most beautiful head piece. You look divine!
You're so lucky to have such a talented and obliging mum :)
Have fun wearing it!

I have linked you :)

Anonymous said...

very very hot ))) adorable pictures )))

Jill Sherman said...

holy crap! after seeing these pictures, i could swear we were sepaarated at birth!!

Make Do and Mend said...

Your mum is a veritable star!! go rock at Cartier - so wish I was going next year perhaps.

Penny said...

You are so lucky to have such a talented mother!
Looks beautiful

s.a.a. said...

OMG OMG OMG I am in love...with your mother, I mean can I steal her for a while so that she can make me all kinds of wonderful fashionable diy's!!!!!

This headband is amazing and dare to say, even slightly better than the original!!

WOW I am just smitten with this DIY! I'm sure that you've seen some of my DIY's but there no where near as technical looking as this!!!

And to answer your question yes I am based in Brisbane and can not wait to see all the great creations from marc by marc jacobs and josh goot! Will you be attending any other shows whilst in Brisbane?

love alsways xoxo

P.s. this is definately my next attempt diy and any hints as to how your mum did it would be appreciated!!!

Cheryl Lynn said...

Your Mom is a peach and a life saver indeed. Living in the same house with my Mom when she was alive, she saved many an evening out for me. That is simply beautiful and very lovely on you.

Have a great one and tell Mom she has another admirer in me.

Giselle said...

This is no doubt a beautiful piece!
you looked just divine!
I am so lucky I had a piece of your mom's magic creativity!!! I'll love you guys for ever!