21 May 2012

Royal Fashion Awards: Princess Athena's Christening

We've waited months to know the name of Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark's little princess, and her Sunday christening finally brought us our answer: Athena Marguerite Françoise Marie. The christening was a fairly low key event for close family and friends - just enough to give us plenty to talk about:

Most Coordinated Parents
Prince Joachim and Princess Marie
Pink for Joachim and a blush beige for Marie to go alongside their wee princess, wearing the same Henrik Hviid gown her brother was christened in, with new pink accents. Marie also wore a curious new brooch; has Joachim been designing jewelry again?

Best in Debatable
Crown Princess Mary
I've been back and forth om Mary's printed Project D dress with the floaty little peplum. I think I like it. Maybe. For now.

Best in Grandmothers
Françoise Grassiot
You know, I think my own grandmother might have worn the same thing as Margrethe to my christening - granted, she wouldn't have been fresh off the jet after hanging out with Queen Elizabeth at the time, but still. Serviceable grannywear takes on a whole new look in the hands of Marie's mother, who was elegant just like she was for her daughter's wedding.

Best in Gentlemen
Prince Henrik, Mini Size
Left to Right: Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik, Prince Christian, Prince Henrik, Prince Nikolai, Prince Felix
Nothing like a tiny little suit to steal your heart. Mini Henrik, take it away!

Best Hair
Princess Isabella
My personal favorite royal, in top sassy form - and with a fancy hairstyle to boot! Any day that includes Isabella is a good day.

Best Injured Attempt
Carina Axelsson
Carina, long time girlfriend of Joachim's cousin Prince Gustav of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, was named one of Princess Athena's godparents and she showed up with bells on sneakers blazing to fulfill her duty. I don't know what happened to Carina to cause the shoe and crutch situation, but I applaud the effort anyway.

Best New Dress Code
Countess Sussie of Rosenborg
I love it. Everyone adhered to a pretty low key dress code, no hats or any of that. Except Sussie! (Her husband is Queen Margrethe's cousin.) She stuck her tiny hat right on and went to town.

Who makes your best and worst dressed list for the Danish christening?

Photos: Purepeople/Abaca/BestImage/Getty Images/Zimbio