Princess Charlene should have a reality TV show called Keeping Up With Princess Charlene… or maybe it should be about me trying to keep up. Because the Princess of Monaco has been out and about so much lately and I’m loving it, especially since there’s a gown involved. Last night the Princess delivered.
The Peace and Sport organization aims to build peaceful communities through the power of sport. This may sound familiar as the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation also aims to build communities through sport and ensure that children grow up to be the best they can be. That explains why Mr. Gareth Wittstock, the Secretary General of PCMF (and brother of the princess) signed a partnership agreement with Mr. Joël Bouzou, President and Founder of Peace and Sport between their institutions. It will be interesting to see what comes of this agreement in the future.
The Peace and Sport Forum & Awards have been held in Monaco several times. Princess Charlene has attended twice before this year, both in black.
Miss Wittstock wore a black, backless gown by Akris and pearl and emerald jewelry.
La Princesse Charlene de Monaco was in head-to-toe Dior. This backless dress, first worn to a magazine photo shoot, would reappear several times over the years since then.
Back to last night’s look, the Princess chose a subtle black gown by Louis Vuitton.
At first glance, the gown looked like a skirt and a top with its high round neck and long sleeves. Made from silk mousse cady, the dress features a side knot to emphasize the waistline, very similar to the white LV frock she wore to the TV Festival in June. The shoulder, features fabric-covered buttons while a quite high side slit heightens the feminine vibe. This dress is the kind of investment every woman should make. It’s elegant, subtle and wouldn’t go out of style, but has enough interesting details when you look at it. It retailed for 6,500 Canadian dollars (around $4,924) but is now out of stock.
Princess Charlene seems to have accessorized the LV frock with her Dior slingback pumps, also worn to the TV Festival in June.
The Repossi pearl ring made a come back and the Princess also wore her big diamond and pearl earrings which she had made from old jewelry by a private designer a few years ago. I like the simple hairstyle. There’s something in the makeup, though, that makes her glowing, can’t put my finger on it!
I don’t think anyone could disagree that this is an elegant look. Whether it’s memorable or not is another argument. This is a dreass I can see HSH wearing often (if she did wear anything often). A statement necklace, coloured shoes, or even a belt and you’ve got a totally different look. That said, I always prefer it when the Princess wears colours and she’s been treating us to several colours lately. The problem is, the more I see Princess Charlene out and about, the more I want to see her at more events!
The Arbre de Noel will take place on the 18th at the Palais Princier. As usual, children of the prinicipality will be welcomed with gifts by the Princely Family. Princess Charlene skipped the event last year, but hopefully she’ll be this year as she’s always so happy around children!